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Heatwave
1.01/1977

 ②  Boogie Nights by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Too Hot to Handle    

CD

MP3

317

2
US
36
dance
5
R&B
2
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
[Epic 50371]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

2.05/1977

Too Hot to Handle / Slip Your Disc to This by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Too Hot to Handle    

CD

MP3

41

12
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

3.01/1978

Always and Forever by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Too Hot to Handle    

CD

MP3

93

18
US
33
AC
2
R&B
[Epic 50541]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

4.01/1978

The Groove Line by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Central Heating    

CD

MP3

178

7
US
3
R&B
12
UK
[Epic 50524]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

5.11/1978

Always and Forever / Mind Blowing Decisions (remix) by Heatwave

        

MP3

51

9
UK
written by Rod Temperton  & Johnnie Wilder

video

6.1979

Eyeballin' by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Hot Property    

CD

MP3

3

30
R&B
[Epic 50699]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

7.05/1979

Razzle Dazzle by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Hot Property    

CD

MP3

8

43
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Michael Jackson
8.11/1979

 ①  Rock with You by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Off the Wall    

CD

MP3

325

✫1
US
21
AC
2
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
charted as Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Rock With You in US dance charts
[Epic 50797 A]
written by Rod Temperton 
9.11/1979

Off the Wall by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Off the Wall    

CD

MP3

151

10
US
5
R&B
7
UK
[Epic]
written by Rod Temperton 
The Brothers Johnson
10.02/1980

Stomp! by The Brothers Johnson

        

MP3

from Light Up the Night    

CD

MP3

239

7
US
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
6
UK
[A&M 2216]
written by Louis Johnson, George Johnson (as George "Happy" Johnson), Valerie Johnson & Rod Temperton 
11.05/1980

Light Up the Night by The Brothers Johnson

        

MP3

from Light Up the Night    

CD

MP3

14

16
R&B
47
UK
[A&M 2238]
written by Louis Johnson, George Johnson & Rod Temperton 

video

George Benson
12.06/1980

 ④  Give Me the Night by George Benson

        

MP3

from Give Me the Night    

CD

MP3

261

4
US
26
AC
2
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Warner 49505]
written by Rod Temperton 
The Brothers Johnson
13.08/1980

Treasure by The Brothers Johnson

        

MP3

from Light Up the Night    

CD

MP3

11

73
US
36
R&B
[A&M 2254]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

George Benson
14.10/1980

Love X Love by George Benson

        

MP3

from Give Me the Night    

CD

MP3

63

61
US
9
R&B
10
UK
[Warner 49570]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Heatwave
15.11/1980

Gangsters of the Groove by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Candles    

CD

MP3

37

110
US
74
dance
21
R&B
19
UK
[Epic 50945]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

George Benson
16.12/1980

Turn Out the Lamplight by George Benson

        

MP3

from Give Me the Night    

CD

MP3

13

109
US
9
AC
33
R&B
[Warner 49637]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Heatwave
17.03/1981

Jitterbuggin' by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Candles    

CD

MP3

14

34
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Quincy Jones
18.06/1981

Razzamatazz by Quincy Jones

        

MP3

from The Dude    

CD

MP3

64

3
dance
17
R&B
11
UK
featuring Patti Austin
charted as Ai No Corrida (I-No-Ko-ree-da) / Razzamatazz / Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me in US dance charts
[A&M 2334]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Patti Austin
19.08/1981

Do You Love Me? by Patti Austin

        

MP3

from Every Home Should Have One    

CD

MP3

29

✫1
dance
24
R&B
76
UK
charted as Do You Love Me? / The Genie in US dance charts
[Qwest 49754]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Bob James
20.10/1981

Sign of the Times by Bob James

        

MP3

from Sign of the Times    

CD

MP3

4

76
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Herbie Hancock
21.1982

Gettin' to the Good Part by Herbie Hancock

        

MP3

2

47
R&B
written by Herbie Hancock & Rod Temperton 

video

Heatwave
22.1982

Lettin' It Loose by Heatwave

        

MP3

from Current    

CD

MP3

2

54
R&B
[Epic 02904]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Herbie Hancock
23.1982

Lite Me Up by Herbie Hancock

        

MP3

2

52
R&B
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Patti Austin & James Ingram
24.03/1982

Baby, Come to Me by Patti Austin & James Ingram

        

MP3

from Every Home Should Have One    

CD

MP3

12

73
US
37
R&B
[Qwest 50036]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Donna Summer
25.06/1982

Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger) by Donna Summer

        

MP3

from Donna Summer    

CD

MP3

183

10
US
3
dance
4
R&B
18
UK
[Geffen 29982]
written by Quincy Jones, Merria Ross & Rod Temperton 

video

Patti Austin & James Ingram
26.10/1982

 ③  Baby, Come to Me by Patti Austin & James Ingram

        

MP3

from Every Home Should Have One    

CD

MP3

313

✫1
US
✫1
AC
9
R&B
11
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
[R]
[Qwest 50036]
written by Rod Temperton 
Michael Jackson
27.01/1983

Thriller (all cuts) by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Thriller    

CD

MP3

19

✫1
dance
written by Michael Jackson, Rod Temperton , Steve Porcaro, John Bettis, James Ingram & Quincy Jones

video

The Manhattan Transfer
28.09/1983

Spice of Life by The Manhattan Transfer

        

MP3

from Bodies and Souls    

CD

MP3

67

40
US
5
AC
29
dance
32
R&B
19
UK
[Atlantic 89786]
written by Rod Temperton  & Derek Bramble

video

Michael Jackson
29.11/1983

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Thriller    

CD

MP3

182

4
US
24
AC
44
dance
3
R&B
42
rock
10
UK

[Epic 04363]
written by Rod Temperton 
James Ingram & Michael McDonald
30.12/1983

Yah Mo B There by James Ingram & Michael McDonald

        

MP3

from It's Your Night    

CD

MP3

82

19
US
10
AC
5
R&B
44
UK
[Qwest 29394]
written by James Ingram, Michael McDonald, Rod Temperton  & Quincy Jones
Stephanie Winslow
31.1984

Baby Come to Me by Stephanie Winslow

        

MP3

1

42
country
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Mirage
32.01/1984

Give Me the Night by Mirage

        

MP3

6

49
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

The Manhattan Transfer
33.04/1984

Mystery by The Manhattan Transfer

        

MP3

from Bodies and Souls    

CD

MP3

13

102
US
6
AC
80
R&B
[Atlantic 89695]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Nicole J. McCloud
34.1985

Always and Forever by Nicole J. McCloud

        

MP3

from What About Me?    

CD

MP3

1

66
R&B
as Nicole
[Portrait 05434]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

James Ingram & Michael McDonald
35.01/1985

Yah Mo Be There by James Ingram & Michael McDonald

        

MP3

from It's Your Night    

CD

MP3

33

12
UK
[R]
written by James Ingram, Michael McDonald, Rod Temperton  & Quincy Jones
Michael McDonald
36.06/1986

Sweet Freedom by Michael McDonald

        

MP3

from Running Scared: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack    

CD

MP3

174

7
US
4
AC
8
dance
17
R&B
12
UK
[MCA 52857]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Klymaxx
37.07/1986

Man Size Love by Klymaxx

        

MP3

from Klymaxx    

CD

MP3

62

15
US
18
dance
43
R&B
86
UK
[from the movie Running Scared]
[MCA 52841]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Quincy Jones/Al B. Sure!/James Ingram/El DeBarge/Barry White
38.03/1990

The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) by Quincy Jones/Al B. Sure!/James Ingram/El DeBarge/Barry White

        

MP3

55

31
US
26
AC
✫1
R&B
67
UK
[Qwest 19992]
written by Quincy Jones III, Rod Temperton , Siedah Garrett & El DeBarge

video

Whistle
39.04/1990

Always and Forever by Whistle

        

MP3

from Always & Forever    

CD

MP3

35

35
US
9
R&B
[Select 2014]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Patti Austin
40.11/1991

Givin' in to Love by Patti Austin

        

MP3

from Carry On    

CD

MP3

1

55
R&B
[GRP 3041]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

De La Soul
41.11/1991

Keepin' the Faith by De La Soul

        

MP3

from De La Soul Is Dead    

CD

MP3

7

50
UK
written by Bob Marley, Rod Temperton , Steve Arrington, Posdnuos (as Kelvin Mercer), Prince Paul, David Jolicoeur, Mark Hicks, Mark Adams, Starleana Young, Thomas Lockett, Maseo (as Vincent Mason), Raye Turner (as Raymond Turner) & Daniel Webster

video

Sonia [Sonia Evans]
42.09/1992

Boogie Nights by Sonia [Sonia Evans]

        

MP3

from Better the Devil You Know    

CD

MP3

16

30
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Stephanie Mills
43.05/1993

Never Do You Wrong by Stephanie Mills

        

MP3

from Something Real    

CD

MP3

9

33
R&B
57
UK
written by Vassal Benford, Ron Spearman, Carol Duboc & Rod Temperton 

video

Mica Paris
44.08/1993

Two in a Million by Mica Paris

        

MP3

from Whisper a Prayer    

CD

MP3

7

51
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Big Fun
45.1994

Stomp by Big Fun

        

MP3

8

12
dance
as Big Fun II
written by George Johnson (as George "Happy" Johnson), Louis Johnson, Rod Temperton  & Valerie Johnson

video

Zhané
46.08/1994

Vibe by Zhané

        

MP3

from Pronounced Jah-Nay    

CD

MP3

11

119
US
33
R&B
67
UK
[Illtown/Motown 2261]
written by Kay Gee (as Kier Gist), Renée Neufville & Rod Temperton 

video

Luther Vandross
47.12/1994

Always and Forever by Luther Vandross

        

MP3

from Songs    

CD

MP3

60

58
US
25
AC
16
R&B
20
UK
written by Rod Temperton 
LL Cool J
48.11/1995

 ⑤  Hey Lover by LL Cool J

        

MP3

from Mr. Smith    

CD

MP3

244

3
US
3
R&B
17
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
featuring Boyz II Men
[Def Jam 577494]
written by LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith) & Rod Temperton 
Tamia
49.12/1995

You Put a Move on My Heart by Tamia

        

MP3

from Q's Jook Joint    

CD

MP3

13

98
US
16
R&B
as Quincy Jones introducing Tamia
[Qwest 17751]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Quincy Jones
50.1996

Rock with You by Quincy Jones

        

MP3

from Q's Jook Joint    

CD

MP3

1

74
R&B
featuring Brandy & Heavy D
[R&B chart position is for R&B airplay charts]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Randy Crawford
51.02/1996

Give Me the Night `97 by Randy Crawford

        

MP3

from Naked and True    

CD

MP3

9

36
dance
47
R&B
60
UK
[Bluemoon 98090]
written by Rod Temperton 

video

B.G. the Prince of Rap
52.06/1996

Stomp by B.G. the Prince of Rap

        

MP3

from Get the Groove On    

CD

MP3

1

101
UK
written by George Johnson, Louis Johnson, Rod Temperton  & Valerie Johnson

video

Quincy Jones
53.09/1996

Stomp by Quincy Jones

        

MP3

from Q's Jook Joint    

CD

MP3

37

✫1
dance
28
UK
featuring the Cast of Stomp
written by George Johnson, Louis Johnson, Rod Temperton  & Valerie Johnson

video

Timbaland & Magoo
54.07/1997

Up Jumps da Boogie by Timbaland & Magoo

        

MP3

88

12
US
4
R&B
featuring Aaliyah & Missy Elliott
written by Timbaland (as Tim Mosley), Magoo (as Melvin Barcliff), Missy Elliott & Rod Temperton 
Cherrelle
55.08/1997

Baby Come to Me by Cherrelle

        

MP3

from Lovers Again    

CD

MP3

6

56
UK
as Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Disco Daze
56.04/1998

Boogie Nights by Disco Daze

        

MP3

1

133
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Shawn Christopher
57.07/1998

Sweet Freedom by Shawn Christopher

        

MP3

20

✫1
dance
written by Rod Temperton 

video

D'Influence
58.09/1998

Rock with You by D'Influence

        

MP3

from London    

CD

MP3

14

30
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

DJ Phats
59.11/1998

Gimme the Night by DJ Phats

        

MP3

1

101
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

The Blockster
60.07/1999

Grooveline by The Blockster

        

MP3

27

18
UK
written by Rod Temperton (as Rodney Temperton) 

video

Michael Jackson
61.03/2000

Off the Wall / Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

1

186
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton  & Michael Jackson

video

Wisdome
62.03/2000

Off the Wall by Wisdome

        

MP3

16

37
dance
33
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Safri Duo
63.10/2002

Sweet Freedom by Safri Duo

        

MP3

from Episode II: New Edition    

CD

MP3

6

54
UK
written by Rod Temperton 
Michael Jackson
64.09/2003

Off the Wall / Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

2

104
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton  & Michael Jackson

video

Xavier [2°]
65.08/2005

Give Me the Night by Xavier [2°]

        

MP3

5

65
UK
written by Rod Temperton 

video

Michael Jackson
66.03/2006

Rock with You by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Visionary: The Video Singles    

CD

MP3

32

15
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
67.11/2007

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

6

57
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
68.02/2008

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Thriller 25    

CD

MP3

14

35
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
Mariah Carey
69.06/2008

I'm That Chick by Mariah Carey

        

MP3

from E=MC²    

CD

MP3

1

82
R&B
[Island album cut]
written by Mariah Carey, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (as Mikkel S. Eriksen), Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor E. Hermansen), Johnta Austin (as Johntá Austin) & Rod Temperton 

video

Michael Jackson
70.09/2008

Thriller Megamix by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from King of Pop    

CD

MP3

2

96
UK
written by Michael Jackson, Rod Temperton , James Ingram & Quincy Jones

video

71.01/2009

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from The Collection    

CD

MP3

40

12
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
72.07/2009

Off the Wall by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from The Collection    

CD

MP3

5

73
UK
[R: Michael Jackson death]
written by Rod Temperton 
73.07/2009

Rock with You by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from The Collection    

CD

MP3

7

54
UK
[R: Michael Jackson death]
written by Rod Temperton 
74.11/2010

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

5

68
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
The Glee Cast
75.02/2011

Thriller/Heads Will Roll by The Glee Cast

        

MP3

from Glee: The Music, Volume 5    

CD

MP3

38

38
US
23
UK
[20th Century Fox TV Digital]
written by Rod Temperton , Brian Chase, Karen O (as Karen Orzolek) & Nick Zinner

video

Michael Jackson
76.11/2011

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

4

79
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
77.11/2012

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

7

49
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
78.11/2013

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from The Indispensable Collection    

CD

MP3

20

42
US
48
UK
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
79.11/2014

Thriller by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

19

35
US
[R]
written by Rod Temperton 
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Top 40 hits2012163029
Top 10 hits11610168
✫ #1 hits2154
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