The 10 Best Billy Ocean Songs

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We've lovingly hand-picked Billy Ocean's best songs - is your favourite on the list?

10. Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before) (1976)

Stop Me (If You've Heard It All Before) did pretty well in the UK, reaching number 12 on the chart. It wasn’t released elsewhere and therefore did not chart. It deserved better, if you ask us.

9. Loverboy (1984)

Loverboy was Ocean's second single from his 1984 album, Suddenly. It reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1985.

8. Suddenly

Suddenly reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart in mid-1985, peaking at number four. One of Ocean’s greatest ballads.

7. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) (1986)

Taken from Ocean's 1986 album Love Zone, this one went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s an often over-looked Ocean song, but we think it deserve some recognition.

6. Love Zone (1986)

This ballad reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart and was his third single to hit the top spot in America.

5. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going (1985)

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going features on the soundtrack of the movie The Jewel Of The Nile. The film's three stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito featured as lip-synching backup singers in the music video, but because they were not members of the Musicians Union, Ocean's video was banned in the UK. However, the song became Ocean's only number one UK hit.

4. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (1988)

The song went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. This is not to be confused with David Hasselhoff’s Jump In My Car.

3. Caribbean Queen (1984)

Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) reached number one on both the soul singles and Hot 100, in the US and number six in the UK Singles Chart. The song also won Ocean the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - he was the first British artist to win that category.

2. Love Really Hurts Without You (1976)

In 1976, he recorded his first album, Billy Ocean, with its first single release, Love Really Hurts Without You. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and number 22 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

1. Red Light Spells Danger (1977)

Red Light Spells Danger earned Silver status in the UK, after it reached number two in 1977.

What is your favourite Billy Ocean song? Let us know in the comment box below. 

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