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The Best '80s R&B Duets

Updated May 30, 2020 607 votes 72 voters 3.9k 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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  • If This World Were Mine1
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    If This World Were Mine

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  • On My Own2
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    5

    On My Own

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  • Endless Love3
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    Endless Love

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  • Saturday Love4
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    Saturday Love

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  • Ebony and Ivory5
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    Ebony and Ivory

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  • Two Hearts6
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    Two Hearts

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  • How Do You Keep The Music Playing7
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    How Do You Keep The Music Playing

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  • Baby Come To Me8
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    Baby Come To Me

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  • Tonight I Celebrate My Love9
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    Tonight I Celebrate My Love

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  • Never Knew Love Like This10
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    Never Knew Love Like This

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  • Love Changes11
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    Love Changes

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  • I'll Be Good12
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    I'll Be Good

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  • Solid13
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    Solid

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  • That's What Love Is14
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    That's What Love Is

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  • Perfect Combination15
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    Perfect Combination

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  • Love Makes Things Happen16
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    Love Makes Things Happen

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  • Love Has Finally Come At Last17
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    Love Has Finally Come At Last

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  • I Knew You Were Waiting for Me18
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    I Knew You Were Waiting for Me

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  • How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye?19
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    How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye?

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  • Don't Stop The Music20
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    Don't Stop The Music

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  • Reservations for Two21
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    Reservations for Two

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  • The Girl Is Mine22
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    The Girl Is Mine

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  • Say Say Say23
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    Say Say Say

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  • Take Me With U24
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    Take Me With U

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  • My First Love25
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    My First Love

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