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The Best '80s R&B Duets

Updated May 30, 2020 619 votes 83 voters 4.6k views48 items

Soulful, sultry, and smooth, the best '80s R&B duets are the perfect soundtrack to any slow dance or date night. Or, if you want to turn things down a notch at karaoke night, these classic R&B songs are perfect, no matter who your partner is: in addition to the countless good male and female duets, there are many performed between two women or two men. 

From famous love songs like Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's timeless R&B classic "Endless Love," to uplifting hits such as Aretha Franklin and George Michael's "I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,"  the songs on this list feature many of the top R&B singers of all time. But, while each of these velvety singles is sure to make the room nostalgic, it's up to you to decide which 1980s R&B duet is the best of all time. 

Vote up the best R&B duets of the '80s below, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.

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  • 1
    26
    7

    If This World Were Mine

  • 2
    29
    11

    Endless Love

  • 3
    25
    8

    On My Own

  • 4
    21
    7

    Saturday Love

  • 5
    19
    7

    Ebony and Ivory

  • 6
    15
    2

    Two Hearts

  • 7
    18
    7

    How Do You Keep The Music Playing

  • 8
    16
    7

    Baby Come To Me

  • 9
    16
    7

    Tonight I Celebrate My Love

  • 10
    14
    4

    Never Knew Love Like This

  • 11
    9
    0

    I'll Be Good

  • 12
    15
    7

    Love Changes

  • 13
    11
    4

    Solid

  • 14
    9
    2

    That's What Love Is

  • 15
    10
    4

    Love Makes Things Happen

  • 16
    9
    4

    Perfect Combination

  • 17
    11
    7

    Love Has Finally Come At Last

  • 18
    11
    7

    I Knew You Were Waiting for Me

  • 19
    8
    4

    How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye?

  • 20
    7
    2

    Don't Stop The Music

  • 21
    9
    7

    Reservations for Two

  • 22
    8
    5

    The Girl Is Mine

  • 23
    8
    5

    Say Say Say

  • 24
    4
    1

    Take Me With U

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