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20 Classic Slow Jams from the 80's to Start off Your Collection

Updated on March 27, 2012
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The eighties has been known as the decade of Pop-N-Locking, bamboo earrings, and big boom boxes. While the Hip Hop takeover was in its infancy stages, smooth love making music with earth shaking lyrics was still being made.

This selection is golden. Whether you are a person like myself who grew up in this era, or a more seasoned child of the 60’s and 70’s, or a Generation X member, these songs are guaranteed to create a romantic mood.

1. If This World Were Mine – Luther Vandross

2. I Wanna Be Your Man – Zapp

3. You Give Good Love – Whitney Houston

4. All Cried Out – Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam

5. You Should Be Mine (woo woo song) – Jeffrey Osbourne

6. Hello – Lionel Ritchie

7. You Are My Lady –Freddie Jackson

8. Ribbon In the Sky – Stevie Wonder

9. Can You Stand the Rain – New Edition

10. Get Here Fast As You Can – Oleta Adams

11. Suddenly – Billy Ocean

12. Lady of My Life – Michael Jackson

13. Whip Appeal – Babyface

14. Let’s Chill – Guy

15. Yearnin For Your Love – The GAP Band

16. Between the Sheets – The Isley Brothers

17. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye

18. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade

19. Against The Odds – Phil Collins

20. I Like It - Debarge

What are your favorite 80's slow jams?

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      5 years ago from Tampa Bay, Fl

      Thank you trusouldj. I feel so sorry for the current generation sometimes. Unless their parents are playing the music in the house for them to hear, they will miss out on some of the greatest music ever created. Thanks again.

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      LaZeric Freeman 

      5 years ago from Hammond

      Great list.

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      Dj Hazze 

      6 years ago

      The late 90 's slow jam by Powerman mc called make up your mind is one of the best r and b hip hop songs I have ever heard check out the video on you tube Make up your mind official video real smooth. Its off the album from welfare to millionaire.

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      7 years ago

      Visit you'll like it !

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      7 years ago from New York

      You have bought back some memories...I was a young kid in the 80s but I still remember my sisters in their teens listening to these songs so they were part of my childhood...Phil Collins, Lisa Lisa, Billy Ocean, Michael Jackson...those were the good ole days :-)


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