Songs from the Year 1983

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This page lists the top songs of 1983 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1983 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1983.

The top five song artists of 1983 were:

1:Culture Club2:Michael Jackson3:The Police4:Irene Cara5:David Bowie
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling 1983 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1983 (25 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1983, US Radio 1 of 1983 (peak 1 16 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1983 (28 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Sep 1983 (4 months), France 1 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1983 (26 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1983, Norway 1 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Italy 1 of 1983, Italy 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1983, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1983, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1983, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1983, Springbok 1 - Jul 1983 (18 weeks), France 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1983, Oscar in 1983 (film 'Flashdance'), Golden Globe in 1983 (film 'Flashdance'), UK 2 - Jun 1983 (14 weeks), ARC 2 of 1983 (peak 1 21 weeks), Australia 2 of 1983, Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), POP 3 of 1983, Austria 4 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), Germany 4 - Jun 1983 (6 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1983), US BB 6 of 1983, Japan 7 of all time (international songs) (sales 0.75), France (InfoDisc) 9 of the 1980s (peak 1, 28 weeks, 1,365k sales estimated, 1983), South Africa 9 of 1983, Holland 13 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), Belgium 20 - May 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 21 - Jul 1983 (6 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1983, nuTsie 26 of 1980s, Billboard 50th song 26, Scrobulate 31 of gay, AFI 55, Germany 57 of the 1980s (peak 3 22 weeks), RYM 121 of 1983, OzNet 243, RIAA 256, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983)
2 The Police Every Breath You Take 1983 UK 1 - May 1983 (11 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1983 (22 weeks), ARC 1 of 1983 (peak 1 20 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1983 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - May 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1983, Springbok 1 - Jul 1983 (22 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Aug 1983, Top Song of 1983 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1983, US Radio 2 of 1983 (peak 1 16 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Jun 1983 (28 weeks), Norway 2 - Jun 1983 (15 weeks), nuTsie 2 of 1980s, Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 1984 (Nominated), KROQ 3 of 1983, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1983), Poland 5 - Jun 1983 (12 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1983, Holland 6 - May 1983 (9 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Jul 1983 (6 weeks), Brazil 7 of 1983, Austria 8 - Aug 1983 (3 weeks), Belgium 8 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Germany 8 - Jun 1983 (4 months), France (SNEP) 9 - Sep 1983 (1 month), France 10 - May 1983 (1 week), Australia 10 of 1983, Italy 10 of 1983, Virgin 12, Scrobulate 13 of 80s, US BB 16 of 1983, RYM 16 of 1983, DMDB 16 (1983), Billboard 50th song 25, Europe 33 of the 1980s (1983), Acclaimed 38 (1983), OzNet 38, Japan (Tokyo) 41 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks), RIAA 44, POP 49 of 1983, Poland 68 of all time, TheQ 76, Rolling Stone 84, 90 in 2FM list, Vinyl Surrender 97 (1983), Belgium 110 of all time, WXPN 216, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1983), BBC Rich Song 8 (songwriter royalties $22.3M), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 1983 UK 1 - Jan 1983 (30 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1983 (24 weeks), US BB 1 of 1983, Canada 1 - Feb 1983 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jul 2009 (15 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1983 (33 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1983 (12 weeks), Italy 1 for 7 weeks - May 1983, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1983, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1983, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1983, France 1 for 3 weeks - May 1983, nuTsie 1 of 1980s, Holland 2 - Jan 1983 (19 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Mar 1983 (22 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Feb 1983 (4 months), France 2 - Jan 1983 (2 weeks), Brazil 2 of 1983, Springbok 2 - Apr 1983 (17 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), US CashBox 3 of 1983, ARC 3 of 1983 (peak 1 18 weeks), Austria 3 - Apr 1983 (5 weeks), Poland 3 - Feb 1983 (14 weeks), Germany 3 - Mar 1983 (4 months), Australia 4 of 1983, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), RYM 4 of 1983, POP 4 of 1983, Norway 5 - Apr 1983 (17 weeks), US Radio 7 of 1983 (peak 1 12 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1983, Italy 8 of 1983, South Africa 15 of 1983, 15 in 2FM list, Scrobulate 16 of pop, DMDB 23 (1983), Vinyl Surrender 30 (1982), Acclaimed 33 (1982), Europe 40 of the 1980s (1983), Rolling Stone 58, Billboard 50th song 71, France (InfoDisc) 96 of the 1980s (peak 1, 22 weeks, 1,089k sales estimated, 1983), Germany 139 of the 1980s (peak 2 15 weeks), OzNet 249, WXPN 620, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1983, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500, Party 53 of 2007
4 Culture Club Karma Chameleon 1983 UK 1 - Sep 1983 (21 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1983 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1983 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1983 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Oct 1983 (20 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1983 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1983 (18 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1983 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1984, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1983, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1983, Springbok 1 - Dec 1983 (22 weeks), Europe 1 for 12 weeks - Oct 1983, Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1983, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1983), ARC 3 of 1984 (peak 1 16 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Nov 1983 (4 months), Austria 3 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1984 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1984), Switzerland 5 of 1983, UK sales 7 of the 1980s (1,400 k in 1983), South Africa 7 of 1984, Poland 8 - Sep 1983 (6 weeks), Australia 8 of 1983, US Radio 13 of 1984 (peak 1 12 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1984, POP 15 of 1984, Italy 16 of 1983, KROQ 25 of 1983, US BB 29 of 1984, Brazil 34 of 1984, RYM 49 of 1983, Scrobulate 71 of 80s, nuTsie 89 of 1980s, UKMIX 148, Germany 159 of the 1980s (peak 2 14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 227 of the 1980s (peak 5, 29 weeks, 720k sales estimated, 1983), OzNet 979
5 Michael Jackson Beat It 1983 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1983 (25 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1983 (11 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jun 1983 (4 months), France 1 - May 1983 (4 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1983, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - May 1983, Europe 1 for 1 week - Jun 1983, Grammy in 1983, Canada 2 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 1983 (24 weeks), Germany 2 - May 1983 (3 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), UK 3 - Apr 1983 (21 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1983 (peak 1 15 weeks), Austria 6 - Jul 1983 (3 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1983, ARC 8 of 1983 (peak 1 19 weeks), Brazil 8 of 1983, Norway 8 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Springbok 8 - Jul 1983 (12 weeks), Australia 9 of 1983, US BB 13 of 1983, Poland 13 - Apr 1983 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 13 of pop, Germany 2000s 14 - Jul 2009 (26 weeks), RYM 14 of 1983, POP 17 of 1983, Sweden (alt) 19 - Aug 1983 (2 weeks), nuTsie 23 of 1980s, Sweden 37 - Oct 2009 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 63 of the 1980s (peak 2, 27 weeks, 1,182k sales estimated, 1983), Europe 68 of the 1980s (1983), Italy 71 of 1983, RIAA 76, Acclaimed 154 (1982), OzNet 158, Germany 280 of the 1980s (peak 2 12 weeks), Rolling Stone 337, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1983), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
6 David Bowie Let's Dance 1983 UK 1 - Mar 1983 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1983 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1983 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1983 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Apr 1983 (20 weeks), France 1 - Mar 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1983 (11 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1983, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1983, Europe 1 for 9 weeks - May 1983, France 1 for 1 week - May 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - May 1983, France (SNEP) 2 - May 1983 (4 months), Austria 2 - May 1983 (3 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1983 (4 months), Springbok 2 - Apr 1983 (16 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1983, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1983), Poland 5 - Apr 1983 (8 weeks), KROQ 6 of 1983, US Radio 10 of 1983 (peak 1 12 weeks), Switzerland 10 of 1983, US BB 15 of 1983, ARC 19 of 1983 (peak 1 14 weeks), Italy 19 of 1983, Australia 24 of 1983, RYM 32 of 1983, Scrobulate 40 of 80s, POP 47 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 53 of the 1980s (peak 2, 25 weeks, 873k sales estimated, 1983), Germany 172 of the 1980s (peak 2 15 weeks), Belgium 258 of all time, Acclaimed 1445 (1983)
7 Culture Club Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? 1983 UK 1 - Sep 1982 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1982 (17 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1982 (17 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1982 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1982 (8 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1983 (5 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Oct 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1983, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1982, Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1983, France 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1983, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1982, US Billboard 2 - Dec 1982 (24 weeks), Holland 2 - Oct 1982 (10 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Dec 1982 (4 months), Norway 2 - Dec 1982 (17 weeks), Poland 2 - Jan 1983 (8 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), France 8 - Jan 1983 (1 week), US CashBox 10 of 1983, Springbok 11 - Feb 1983 (11 weeks), KROQ 11 of 1983, Italy 13 of 1983, ARC 16 of 1983 (peak 2 16 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1983 (peak 2 12 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1983, POP 20 of 1983, Australia 22 of 1983, US BB 23 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 24 of the 1980s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 1,040k sales estimated, 1982), Germany 24 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), RYM 93 of 1982, nuTsie 95 of 1980s, Acclaimed 476 (1982), UKMIX 646
8 Nena 99 Red Balloons 1983 UK 1 - Feb 1984 (12 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1984 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1983 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Mar 1984 (16 weeks), France 1 - Apr 1983 (4 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 1983 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1983 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1984, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1984, Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1983, US Billboard 2 - Dec 1983 (22 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1983 (4 months), Springbok 3 - Mar 1984 (19 weeks), Norway 4 - Apr 1984 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1984), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1984), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Switzerland 6 of 1983, Australia 18 of 1984, KROQ 20 of 1983, Poland 23 - May 1983 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 25 of 80s, US Radio 30 of 1984 (peak 2 10 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1984, POP 36 of 1984, ARC 39 of 1984 (peak 2 12 weeks), US BB 40 of 1984, Europe 43 of the 1980s (1983), Germany 68 of the 1980s (peak 1 14 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 72 of the 1980s (peak 2, 25 weeks, 766k sales estimated, 1983), RYM 81 of 1983, Italy 83 of 1983, OzNet 792
9 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart 1983 UK 1 - Feb 1983 (19 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jul 1983 (28 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1983 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1983, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1983, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - May 1983, Springbok 1 - Apr 1983 (20 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), Sweden (alt) 3 - May 1983 (22 weeks), Switzerland 3 - May 1983 (9 weeks), South Africa 3 of 1983, France (SNEP) 4 - Jun 1983 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), US CashBox 5 of 1983, US Radio 5 of 1983 (peak 1 14 weeks), ARC 6 of 1983 (peak 1 18 weeks), France 6 - May 1983 (2 weeks), Australia 6 of 1983, Belgium 16 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), Germany 16 - May 1983 (1 month), Holland 24 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), RYM 34 of 1983, US BB 36 of 1983, Europe 41 of the 1980s (1983), POP 44 of 1983, Brazil 47 of 1983, Scrobulate 72 of ballad, Italy 81 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 107 of the 1980s (peak 3, 29 weeks, 632k sales estimated, 1983), OzNet 847
10 UB40 Red Red Wine 1983 UK 1 - Aug 1983 (14 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1988 (25 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1983 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1984, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Oct 1983, Springbok 1 - Jan 1984 (24 weeks), South Africa 1 of 1984, Canada 2 - Dec 1983 (13 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Austria 5 - Dec 1983 (3 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 7 - Nov 1988 (10 weeks), Poland 7 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), US BB 8 of 1988, Switzerland 8 - Nov 1983 (10 weeks), Norway 10 - Oct 1983 (1 week), Germany 11 - Oct 1983 (3 months), POP 12 of 1988, Sweden (alt) 14 - Oct 1983 (12 weeks), Brazil 14 of 1988, Scrobulate 19 of reggae, US Radio 27 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 42 of 1988, ARC 42 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), KROQ 50 of 1983, OzNet 64, Europe 87 of the 1980s (1983), RYM 98 of 1983, UKMIX 523, Party 75 of 2007
11 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) 1983 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1983 (23 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1983 (18 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1983 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1983 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1983, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1983, Springbok 1 - Dec 1983 (21 weeks), UK 2 - Oct 1983 (16 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1984 (3 months), Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), Norway 3 - Dec 1983 (8 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1983 (peak 1 14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1983), US CashBox 6 of 1983, Italy 6 of 1984, South Africa 6 of 1984, ARC 7 of 1983 (peak 1 17 weeks), France (SNEP) 7 - Feb 1984 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 8 - Nov 1983 (14 weeks), Austria 8 - Jan 1984 (2 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), Brazil 19 of 1984, Australia 23 of 1984, Poland 31 - Nov 1983 (5 weeks), POP 31 of 1983, Billboard 50th song 76, France (InfoDisc) 156 of the 1980s (peak 9, 36 weeks, 452k sales estimated, 1983), Germany 251 of the 1980s (peak 2 11 weeks), UKMIX 735
12 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say 1983 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1983 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1983 (15 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1983 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1983, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1983, France 1 for 1 week - Dec 1983, UK 2 - Oct 1983 (15 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Nov 1983 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1983 (17 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1983 (10 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1992), US Radio 3 of 1983 (peak 1 15 weeks), Springbok 3 - Dec 1983 (16 weeks), Holland 4 - Oct 1983 (8 weeks), ARC 5 of 1983 (peak 1 18 weeks), Italy 5 of 1983, Poland 8 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks), Austria 10 - Dec 1983 (4 weeks), South Africa 14 of 1984, US CashBox 16 of 1983, Germany 17 - Jan 1984 (3 months), Billboard 50th song 35, Brazil 45 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 74 of the 1980s (peak 2, 26 weeks, 825k sales estimated, 1983), RYM 189 of 1983, OzNet 722, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1983)
13 The Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 1983 US Billboard 1 - May 1983 (26 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1983 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Aug 1983 (4 months), France 1 - May 1983 (3 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1983, France 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1983, UK 2 - Feb 1983 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1983 (7 weeks), Germany 4 - Apr 1983 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1983), Springbok 5 - May 1983 (14 weeks), Switzerland 8 - May 1983 (5 weeks), Holland 9 - Apr 1983 (8 weeks), Austria 9 - Aug 1983 (3 weeks), ARC 10 of 1983 (peak 1 19 weeks), US Radio 11 of 1983 (peak 1 13 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1983, Poland 14 - May 1983 (5 weeks), nuTsie 22 of 1980s, RYM 27 of 1983, Vinyl Surrender 27 (1982), KROQ 27 of 1983, Scrobulate 63 of 80s, France (InfoDisc) 66 of the 1980s (peak 1, 23 weeks, 973k sales estimated, 1983), OzNet 98, Germany 175 of the 1980s (peak 4 15 weeks), Acclaimed 304 (1983), Rolling Stone 356, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
14 Billy Joel Uptown Girl 1983 UK 1 - Oct 1983 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1983, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1983, Australia 1 for 1 week - Dec 1983, Canada 2 - Oct 1983 (13 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1983 (12 weeks), Scrobulate 2 of american, US Billboard 3 - Sep 1983 (21 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1983 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1984), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), Holland 8 - Nov 1983 (8 weeks), Springbok 8 - Jan 1984 (8 weeks), US BB 9 of 1983, Poland 11 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), US Radio 13 of 1983 (peak 3 12 weeks), Brazil 14 of 1983, Austria 18 - Feb 1984 (1 week), ARC 21 of 1983 (peak 1 15 weeks), Germany 23 - Jan 1984 (2 months), US CashBox 36 of 1983, POP 57 of 1983, RYM 91 of 1983, OzNet 224, UKMIX 281
15 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing 1983 Canada 1 - Jan 1983 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1983, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1983, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1982 (20 weeks), Holland 3 - Nov 1982 (9 weeks), Belgium 3 - Dec 1982 (9 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 1982 (14 weeks), nuTsie 5 of 1980s, US BB 10 of 1983, ARC 15 of 1983 (peak 2 15 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Feb 1983 (2 weeks), US Radio 18 of 1983 (peak 3 12 weeks), POP 19 of 1983, Scrobulate 27 of soul, Brazil 41 of 1983, RYM 41 of 1982, US CashBox 44 of 1982, Acclaimed 135 (1982), Rolling Stone 231, WXPN 365, OzNet 734, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), NY Daily Love list 82, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500, Party 169 of 2007
16 Rod Stewart Baby Jane 1983 UK 1 - Jun 1983 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), Germany 1 - Jun 1983 (4 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - May 1983, Springbok 1 - Aug 1983 (16 weeks), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1983, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Aug 1983, France (SNEP) 2 - Jul 1983 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Jul 1983 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1983 (3 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Canada 5 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), Holland 6 - May 1983 (9 weeks), South Africa 7 of 1983, Norway 10 - Jun 1983 (2 weeks), Poland 11 - Jun 1983 (9 weeks), US Billboard 14 - May 1983 (14 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 57 of the 1980s (peak 2, 33 weeks, 784k sales estimated, 1983), Italy 66 of 1983, Brazil 68 of 1983, Germany 104 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), US Radio 109 of 1983 (peak 14 4 weeks), UKMIX 871, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983)
17 Michael Sembello Maniac 1983 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1983 (22 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1983 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Oct 1983, France 2 - Dec 1983 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1983 (13 weeks), Oscar in 1983 (film 'Flashdance') (Nominated), Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1983 (film 'Flashdance') (Nominated), France (SNEP) 6 - Jan 1984 (1 month), Germany 7 - Sep 1983 (3 months), Belgium 9 - Aug 1983 (5 weeks), Holland 11 - Jul 1983 (7 weeks), US Radio 12 of 1983 (peak 1 13 weeks), ARC 13 of 1983 (peak 1 16 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1983, US BB 30 of 1983, Italy 37 of 1983, UK 43 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), POP 61 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 240 of the 1980s (peak 3, 21 weeks, 348k sales estimated, 1983), Germany 391 of the 1980s (peak 6 11 weeks), OzNet 799
18 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue 1983 Canada 1 - May 1983 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1983, UK 2 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Apr 1983 (22 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1989), Belgium 3 - Feb 1983 (9 weeks), Holland 6 - Jan 1983 (11 weeks), Austria 6 - Apr 1983 (2 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Mar 1983 (6 weeks), POP 6 of 1983, US CashBox 9 of 1983, Sweden (alt) 9 - Apr 1983 (10 weeks), France 9 - Mar 1983 (1 week), Germany 9 - Feb 1983 (3 months), Springbok 9 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), US BB 11 of 1983, US Radio 14 of 1983 (peak 2 12 weeks), Australia 20 of 1983, ARC 24 of 1983 (peak 2 15 weeks), Brazil 42 of 1983, UKMIX 921, Acclaimed 2008 (1983)
19 Spandau Ballet True 1983 UK 1 - Apr 1983 (15 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1983 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - May 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1983, Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1983, US Billboard 4 - Aug 1983 (18 weeks), Holland 4 - May 1983 (8 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), France 7 - Jul 1983 (2 weeks), Poland 8 - May 1983 (7 weeks), Belgium 10 - Jun 1983 (6 weeks), France (SNEP) 11 - Oct 1983 (1 month), Germany 13 - Jun 1983 (2 months), US BB 19 of 1981, Brazil 25 of 1983, POP 29 of 1983, US CashBox 34 of 1983, US Radio 35 of 1983 (peak 4 9 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 38 (1983), ARC 45 of 1983 (peak 3 14 weeks), RYM 178 of 1983
20 Men Without Hats The Safety Dance 1983 Springbok 1 - Sep 1983 (24 weeks), Germany 2 - Aug 1983 (4 months), KROQ 2 of 1983, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1983 (24 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Oct 1983 (18 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Sep 1983 (11 weeks), UK 6 - Aug 1983 (16 weeks), France 7 - Feb 1983 (1 week), Austria 7 - Oct 1983 (2 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1983, Canada 12 - Mar 1983 (12 weeks), Belgium 12 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1983, US BB 22 of 1983, Australia 23 of 1983, US Radio 28 of 1983 (peak 3 11 weeks), Holland 29 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), ARC 31 of 1983 (peak 1 15 weeks), POP 33 of 1983, Scrobulate 77 of new wave, RYM 87 of 1983, Germany 173 of the 1980s (peak 2 14 weeks), TheQ 371, OzNet 922, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1983)
21 Kajagoogoo Too Shy 1983 UK 1 - Jan 1983 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Mar 1983 (4 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Feb 1983, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1983, France (SNEP) 2 - May 1983 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1983 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Holland 4 - Feb 1983 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Mar 1983 (20 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1983), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1983 (19 weeks), Austria 6 - Apr 1983 (4 weeks), France 7 - Mar 1983 (1 week), Springbok 11 - Mar 1983 (15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 13 of the 1980s (peak 2, 31 weeks, 893k sales estimated, 1982), Switzerland 16 of 1983, US BB 35 of 1983, US CashBox 42 of 1983, US Radio 59 of 1983 (peak 5 8 weeks), POP 71 of 1983, Italy 76 of 1983, KROQ 97 of 1983, Germany 167 of the 1980s (peak 1 11 weeks), RYM 172 of 1983, OzNet 651
22 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Islands in the Stream 1983 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1983 (24 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1984 (5 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1983, Australia 1 for 1 week - Dec 1983, Switzerland 2 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1983), Sweden (alt) 3 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), Holland 4 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), Belgium 4 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jan 1984 (29 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1984, UK 7 - Nov 1983 (15 weeks), US Radio 8 of 1983 (peak 1 14 weeks), ARC 9 of 1983 (peak 1 17 weeks), Australia 10 of 1984, US CashBox 11 of 1983, RYM 200 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1984)
23 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow 1983 Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1983 (22 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 1983 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1983 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1983 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Jun 1983 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1983 (11 weeks), Italy 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1983, Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, Holland 2 - Jun 1983 (12 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1983, Germany 2 - Jun 1983 (5 months), UK 4 - May 1983 (19 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Sep 1983 (3 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Italy 6 of 1983, Springbok 7 - Sep 1983 (15 weeks), RYM 19 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 58 of the 1980s (peak 3, 38 weeks, 700k sales estimated, 1983), Germany 66 of the 1980s (peak 2 19 weeks), Europe 91 of the 1980s (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983)
24 Toto Africa 1983 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1982 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1982 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Holland 2 - Jul 1982 (10 weeks), UK 3 - Jan 1983 (11 weeks), Europe 3 of the 1980s (1982), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), France 5 - May 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Oct 1982 (6 weeks), Austria 8 - Nov 1982 (3 weeks), Belgium 8 - Aug 1982 (9 weeks), ARC 17 of 1983 (peak 1 16 weeks), Springbok 18 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 19 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), Germany 20 - Oct 1982 (2 months), Australia 25 of 1983, US CashBox 29 of 1983, US Radio 32 of 1983 (peak 1 11 weeks), Scrobulate 59 of 80s, Italy 75 of 1983, RYM 81 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1983)
25 Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love 1983 UK 1 - Dec 1982 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1982 (15 weeks), Holland 1 - Nov 1982 (10 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1982 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Austria 3 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Feb 1983 (10 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1983 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1983), Sweden (alt) 6 - Mar 1983 (12 weeks), France 9 - Dec 1982 (1 week), Springbok 9 - Mar 1983 (12 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Nov 1982 (20 weeks), Poland 11 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), France (SNEP) 15 - May 1983 (1 month), Australia 21 of 1983, ARC 47 of 1983 (peak 7 15 weeks), US Radio 69 of 1983 (peak 10 8 weeks), US CashBox 71 of 1983, OzNet 132, Germany 144 of the 1980s (peak 3 14 weeks), RYM 186 of 1982, UKMIX 910
26 Peter Schilling Major Tom (Coming Home) 1983 Austria 1 - Mar 1983 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1983 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1983 (4 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1983, Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1983, Holland 2 - Mar 1983 (9 weeks), France 3 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Belgium 3 - Apr 1983 (9 weeks), Canada 4 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), Switzerland 4 of 1983, Springbok 4 - Dec 1983 (21 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), KROQ 8 of 1983, US Billboard 14 - Sep 1983 (21 weeks), South Africa 15 of 1984, Poland 16 - May 1983 (7 weeks), Germany 32 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), RYM 35 of 1982, UK 42 - Apr 1984 (8 weeks), US CashBox 88 of 1984, US Radio 104 of 1983 (peak 14 6 weeks)
27 Madness Our House 1983 Sweden (alt) 1 - Jan 1983 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1983, Canada 3 - Jul 1983 (11 weeks), Poland 3 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1983 (7 weeks), Norway 4 - Jan 1983 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1983), UK 5 - Nov 1982 (13 weeks), US Billboard 7 - May 1983 (19 weeks), France 10 - Mar 1983 (1 week), Germany 10 - Feb 1983 (3 months), Belgium 12 - Jan 1983 (6 weeks), KROQ 15 of 1983, Springbok 16 - Jan 1983 (4 weeks), RYM 33 of 1982, POP 36 of 1983, US CashBox 46 of 1983, US Radio 66 of 1983 (peak 7 7 weeks), Scrobulate 72 of 80s, OzNet 317, Acclaimed 1153 (1982)
28 Taco Puttin' on the Ritz 1983 Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1982 (27 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1983, Norway 2 - Oct 1982 (18 weeks), Canada 3 - May 1983 (9 weeks), Springbok 3 - Aug 1983 (17 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jun 1983 (21 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), France 5 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Holland 6 - Mar 1982 (16 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Jan 1983 (6 weeks), Austria 8 - Feb 1983 (3 weeks), Belgium 12 - Feb 1983 (5 weeks), South Africa 16 of 1983, US CashBox 19 of 1983, Germany 27 - Nov 1982 (1 month), US BB 37 of 1983, US Radio 40 of 1983 (peak 4 9 weeks), Brazil 57 of 1983, POP 62 of 1983
29 Prince 1999 1983 US BB 4 of 1983, Canada 8 - Jul 1983 (9 weeks), Belgium 8 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Oct 1982 (26 weeks), Holland 13 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), POP 14 of 1983, Australia 16 of 1983, RYM 20 of 1982, UK 25 - Jan 1983 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 46 of funk, nuTsie 54 of 1980s, US CashBox 88 of 1983, US Radio 91 of 1983 (peak 12 6 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 91 - Feb 1999 (1 week), RIAA 95, Belgium 101 of all time, Rolling Stone 212, Acclaimed 264 (1982), WXPN 809, Party 109 of 2007
30 Pat Benatar Love is a Battlefield 1983 Holland 1 - Feb 1984 (14 weeks), France 1 - Oct 1983 (4 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1984 (13 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1984, Germany 4 - Feb 1984 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1983 (21 weeks), Canada 6 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), Scrobulate 8 of 80s, Switzerland 11 - Mar 1984 (9 weeks), Australia 11 of 1984, UK 17 - Jan 1984 (19 weeks), US Radio 34 of 1983 (peak 5 11 weeks), ARC 40 of 1983 (peak 3 14 weeks), RYM 41 of 1983, US CashBox 43 of 1983, Europe 88 of the 1980s (1983), Germany 245 of the 1980s (peak 3 13 weeks)
31 Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance 1983 UK 1 - Oct 1982 (16 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1982 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1982, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1983, Springbok 1 - Dec 1982 (19 weeks), Holland 2 - Nov 1982 (7 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1983, Austria 3 - Jan 1983 (5 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1983 (4 months), Canada 17 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Mar 1983 (6 weeks), US Billboard 53 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), Brazil 78 of 1983, Germany 292 of the 1980s (peak 7 16 weeks), UKMIX 669
32 Donna Summer She Works Hard For the Money 1983 Spain 1 for 1 week - Aug 1983, US Billboard 3 - May 1983 (21 weeks), France 3 - Jul 1983 (2 weeks), Sweden (alt) 5 - Jun 1983 (18 weeks), France (SNEP) 6 - Oct 1983 (2 months), Norway 9 - Jun 1983 (1 week), Switzerland 10 - Sep 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 10 - Jul 1983 (9 weeks), Springbok 11 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), Germany 13 - Jul 1983 (3 months), Belgium 16 - Jun 1983 (6 weeks), Holland 17 - May 1983 (6 weeks), US CashBox 22 of 1983, ARC 22 of 1983 (peak 3 17 weeks), US Radio 22 of 1983 (peak 3 12 weeks), UK 25 - Jun 1983 (8 weeks), US BB 39 of 1983, POP 54 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 89 of the 1980s (peak 4, 34 weeks, 436k sales estimated, 1983), nuTsie 90 of 1980s, RIAA 334, Acclaimed 1574 (1983)
33 New Order Blue Monday 1983 France 1 - Jul 1983 (7 weeks), RYM 1 of 1983, Germany 2 - May 1983 (4 months), Holland 3 - May 1983 (18 weeks), Scrobulate 3 of 80s, Poland 5 - Jun 1983 (17 weeks), Austria 6 - Aug 1983 (4 weeks), Belgium 7 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), UK 9 - Mar 1983 (69 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), TOTP 22, Virgin 47, KROQ 54 of 1983, UKMIX 61, Acclaimed 67 (1983), Europe 69 of the 1980s (1983), 91 in 2FM list, Germany 122 of the 1980s (peak 2 16 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 164 (1983), WXPN 829
34 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Something 1983 Holland 1 - Jun 1983 (10 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1983, Belgium 2 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), US BB 3 of 1983, Canada 4 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), US Billboard 5 - May 1983 (15 weeks), POP 5 of 1983, UK 8 - Jun 1983 (16 weeks), France 10 - Jul 1983 (1 week), France (SNEP) 14 - Oct 1983 (1 month), Germany 20 - Jul 1983 (2 months), ARC 50 of 1983 (peak 3 12 weeks), US Radio 50 of 1983 (peak 5 10 weeks), US CashBox 51 of 1983, RYM 62 of 1983, Scrobulate 65 of upbeat, Acclaimed 1841 (1982)
35 Styx Mr Roboto 1983 Canada 1 - Feb 1983 (17 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1983, US Billboard 3 - Feb 1983 (18 weeks), France 4 - Mar 1983 (2 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1983), Springbok 7 - May 1983 (15 weeks), Germany 8 - Mar 1983 (3 months), Austria 16 - May 1983 (1 week), US CashBox 17 of 1983, Poland 23 - Mar 1983 (7 weeks), US Radio 29 of 1983 (peak 3 11 weeks), ARC 35 of 1983 (peak 3 14 weeks), POP 37 of 1983, US BB 40 of 1983, UK 90 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), RYM 170 of 1983
36 Paul Young Come Back & Stay 1983 France 1 - Mar 1984 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1984 (5 months), New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jan 1984, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1983, Holland 2 - Oct 1983 (10 weeks), Austria 3 - Dec 1983 (4 weeks), Norway 3 - Oct 1983 (14 weeks), UK 4 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Mar 1984 (3 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), Sweden (alt) 16 - Dec 1983 (12 weeks), Poland 17 - Nov 1983 (3 weeks), US Billboard 22 - Feb 1984 (15 weeks), Germany 43 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), RYM 157 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 212 of the 1980s (peak 5, 29 weeks, 484k sales estimated, 1983), OzNet 430, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1983)
37 David Bowie China Girl 1983 France 1 - Jun 1983 (4 weeks), UK 2 - Jun 1983 (8 weeks), Holland 2 - Jun 1983 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jun 1983 (10 weeks), Canada 3 - Jun 1983 (15 weeks), Sweden (alt) 5 - Jun 1983 (14 weeks), Norway 7 - Jun 1983 (2 weeks), Germany 7 - Jun 1983 (3 months), Switzerland 8 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Jun 1983 (18 weeks), Poland 13 - Jun 1983 (15 weeks), Austria 14 - Aug 1983 (3 weeks), France (SNEP) 15 - Dec 1983 (1 month), Springbok 17 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), RYM 35 of 1983, US CashBox 59 of 1983, KROQ 61 of 1983, US Radio 87 of 1983 (peak 10 6 weeks), Scrobulate 96 of 80s, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983)
38 Billy Joel Tell Her About It 1983 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1983 (18 weeks), Canada 2 - Jul 1983 (15 weeks), Springbok 3 - Oct 1983 (14 weeks), UK 4 - Dec 1983 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), Belgium 11 - Sep 1983 (7 weeks), ARC 27 of 1983 (peak 1 16 weeks), Holland 27 - Sep 1983 (4 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1983, US Radio 30 of 1983 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 34 of 1983, POP 43 of 1983, RYM 117 of 1983, OzNet 805, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1984)
39 Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy 1983 France 1 - May 1983 (3 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Jan 1983 (22 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Jun 1983 (5 weeks), Canada 6 - Apr 1983 (11 weeks), Springbok 6 - Jun 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 8 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), France (SNEP) 12 - Aug 1983 (1 month), Holland 15 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), KROQ 18 of 1983, US BB 20 of 1983, Belgium 24 - May 1983 (4 weeks), US Radio 25 of 1983 (peak 2 11 weeks), Germany 27 - Jun 1983 (1 month), ARC 29 of 1983 (peak 2 14 weeks), US CashBox 35 of 1983, Italy 60 of 1983, UK 63 - Apr 1983 (3 weeks), POP 72 of 1983
40 Duran Duran Union of the Snake 1983 Canada 1 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Feb 1984, UK 3 - Oct 1983 (11 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1983 (16 weeks), Poland 7 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), France 8 - Oct 1983 (1 week), Norway 8 - Dec 1983 (4 weeks), KROQ 9 of 1983, Belgium 10 - Dec 1983 (4 weeks), Holland 15 - Nov 1983 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 16 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1983, US Radio 33 of 1983 (peak 3 9 weeks), ARC 42 of 1984 (peak 2 12 weeks), Italy 85 of 1984, RYM 102 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1983)
41 Jackie Wilson Reet Petite 1983 Holland 1 - Jan 1987 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1987 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1987, Switzerland 3 - Feb 1987 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Feb 1987 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1987), Norway 5 - Feb 1987 (6 weeks), UK 6 - Nov 1957 (31 weeks), Canada 10 - Sep 1957 (7 weeks), Austria 15 - Mar 1987 (3 weeks), RYM 24 of 1957, Europe 30 of the 1950s (1957), DDD 38 of 1957, US Billboard 62 - Oct 1957 (10 weeks), Italy 96 of 1987, Germany 319 of the 1980s (peak 4 11 weeks), Acclaimed 525 (1957), UKMIX 653
42 Herbie Hancock Rockit 1983 MTV Video of the year 1984 (Nominated), Switzerland 4 - Oct 1983 (11 weeks), Belgium 4 - Oct 1983 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1990), Germany 6 - Oct 1983 (3 months), UK 8 - Jul 1983 (12 weeks), Holland 8 - Sep 1983 (7 weeks), France 8 - Sep 1983 (1 week), Sweden (alt) 10 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Austria 10 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), POP 42 of 1983, US Billboard 71 - Sep 1983 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 74 of instrumental, nuTsie 78 of 1980s, RYM 80 of 1983, RIAA 340, Acclaimed 1226 (1983)
43 Elton John I'm Still Standing 1983 Switzerland 1 - Sep 1983 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, UK 4 - Jul 1983 (11 weeks), Canada 4 - May 1983 (13 weeks), France (SNEP) 5 - Nov 1983 (3 months), France 7 - Sep 1983 (1 week), Holland 8 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Springbok 9 - Nov 1983 (10 weeks), Belgium 10 - Jul 1983 (4 weeks), US Billboard 12 - May 1983 (16 weeks), Switzerland 12 of 1983, Germany 12 - Sep 1983 (3 months), Australia 19 of 1983, Poland 24 - Sep 1983 (1 week), US Radio 94 of 1983 (peak 12 6 weeks), RYM 136 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 275 of the 1980s (peak 4, 26 weeks, 444k sales estimated, 1983), OzNet 486, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1983)
44 Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know? 1983 UK 1 - Mar 1983 (9 weeks), KROQ 1 of 1983, Canada 3 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), Poland 3 - Apr 1983 (7 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jun 1983 (17 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1983), Switzerland 7 - May 1983 (5 weeks), Norway 10 - May 1983 (1 week), Holland 14 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 16 - May 1983 (6 weeks), Belgium 16 - Apr 1983 (5 weeks), US Radio 42 of 1983 (peak 4 9 weeks), US CashBox 48 of 1983, RYM 134 of 1983
45 Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science 1983 Canada 1 - Mar 1983 (15 weeks), France 1 - Mar 1983 (3 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1983, US Billboard 5 - Feb 1983 (22 weeks), US BB 17 of 1983, US CashBox 21 of 1983, US Radio 31 of 1983 (peak 5 11 weeks), KROQ 31 of 1983, ARC 46 of 1983 (peak 5 13 weeks), UK 49 - Nov 1982 (8 weeks), POP 59 of 1983, RYM 127 of 1982
46 U2 New Year's Day 1983 France 6 - Jun 1983 (2 weeks), Norway 9 - Mar 1983 (3 weeks), RYM 9 of 1983, UK 10 - Jan 1983 (8 weeks), Holland 11 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), KROQ 14 of 1983, Sweden (alt) 17 - Mar 1983 (4 weeks), US BB 18 of 1983, Belgium 20 - Mar 1983 (3 weeks), Europe 21 of the 1980s (1983), TheQ 22, POP 25 of 1983, Belgium 38 of all time, US Billboard 53 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), Acclaimed 351 (1983), Rolling Stone 427, WXPN 654, OzNet 727
47 The Police King of Pain 1983 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1983, Canada 2 - Aug 1983 (15 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Aug 1983 (16 weeks), France 10 - Feb 1984 (1 week), UK 17 - Jan 1984 (5 weeks), KROQ 17 of 1983, Belgium 19 - Nov 1983 (2 weeks), US CashBox 45 of 1983, US Radio 47 of 1983 (peak 3 9 weeks), ARC 49 of 1983 (peak 2 13 weeks), Scrobulate 76 of good, RYM 102 of 1984, TheQ 310, OzNet 708
48 The Police Wrapped Around Your Finger 1983 Poland 1 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Oct 1983, France 6 - Sep 1983 (2 weeks), UK 7 - Jul 1983 (9 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Jan 1984 (16 weeks), Canada 8 - Jan 1984 (9 weeks), Norway 9 - Sep 1983 (1 week), Belgium 13 - Aug 1983 (5 weeks), Holland 17 - Aug 1983 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 29 of soft rock, RYM 69 of 1983, US Radio 81 of 1984 (peak 8 7 weeks), US CashBox 84 of 1984, OzNet 358
49 Ryan Paris Dolce Vita 1983 Holland 1 - Aug 1983 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1983 (10 weeks), Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Sep 1983, Sweden (alt) 2 - Oct 1983 (18 weeks), Austria 2 - Nov 1983 (3 weeks), Norway 2 - Sep 1983 (12 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Oct 1983 (3 months), Switzerland 3 - Aug 1983 (12 weeks), Springbok 3 - Jan 1984 (17 weeks), Germany 4 - Aug 1983 (5 months), UK 5 - Aug 1983 (11 weeks), France 5 - Aug 1983 (2 weeks), Poland 16 - Oct 1983 (6 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1984, Italy 67 of 1983, Germany 199 of the 1980s (peak 3 14 weeks)
50 Culture Club Time (Clock of the Heart) 1983 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1983 (18 weeks), UK 3 - Nov 1982 (13 weeks), Canada 4 - Apr 1983 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1983), Holland 7 - Jan 1983 (6 weeks), France 7 - Feb 1983 (1 week), Austria 9 - Mar 1983 (2 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Mar 1983 (4 weeks), Belgium 9 - Dec 1982 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 11 - Feb 1983 (8 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1983, US Radio 23 of 1983 (peak 2 11 weeks), Germany 23 - Feb 1983 (2 months), ARC 36 of 1983 (peak 2 13 weeks), RYM 175 of 1982, Acclaimed 1857 (1982), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
51 Talking Heads Burning Down the House 1983 Canada 3 - Sep 1983 (13 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1983 (20 weeks), KROQ 13 of 1983, US BB 31 of 1983, RYM 47 of 1983, POP 70 of 1983, US CashBox 72 of 1983, US Radio 92 of 1983 (peak 9 5 weeks), Scrobulate 95 of 80s, RIAA 257, WXPN 314, TheQ 359, Acclaimed 833 (1983)
52 Gazebo I Like Chopin 1983 France 1 - Sep 1983 (5 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1983 (18 weeks), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1983, Italy 2 of 1983, Germany 2 - Jan 1984 (5 months), Switzerland 3 of 1983, France (SNEP) 4 - Nov 1983 (3 months), Belgium 4 - Nov 1983 (8 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), Holland 5 - Oct 1983 (10 weeks), Germany 46 of the 1980s (peak 1 18 weeks), Brazil 53 of 1983, RYM 84 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 199 of the 1980s (peak 2, 35 weeks, 614k sales estimated, 1983)
53 Prince Little Red Corvette 1983 Canada 4 - Mar 1983 (14 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Feb 1983 (22 weeks), RYM 17 of 1983, nuTsie 21 of 1980s, POP 24 of 1983, US CashBox 39 of 1983, ARC 48 of 1983 (peak 6 13 weeks), US Radio 49 of 1983 (peak 6 10 weeks), UK 54 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), Acclaimed 79 (1982), Rolling Stone 108, WXPN 187, OzNet 855, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
54 The Rolling Stones Undercover of the Night 1983 Canada 1 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1984, Holland 5 - Nov 1983 (8 weeks), Norway 8 - Nov 1983 (2 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Nov 1983 (13 weeks), Belgium 9 - Nov 1983 (5 weeks), UK 11 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 15 - Nov 1983 (2 weeks), Switzerland 18 - Nov 1983 (6 weeks), Austria 19 - Jan 1984 (1 week), Poland 20 - Nov 1983 (12 weeks), KROQ 24 of 1983, Germany 26 - Nov 1983 (2 months), US Radio 74 of 1983 (peak 9 7 weeks), US CashBox 92 of 1984, Acclaimed 2377 (1983)
55 Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack Tonight I Celebrate My Love 1983 UK 2 - Aug 1983 (14 weeks), Springbok 4 - Nov 1983 (21 weeks), Holland 6 - Sep 1983 (8 weeks), Belgium 6 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), Norway 8 - Sep 1983 (5 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1984, US Billboard 16 - Jul 1983 (28 weeks), Poland 25 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), POP 26 of 1983, US BB 27 of 1983, Brazil 60 of 1983, US CashBox 91 of 1983, US Radio 105 of 1983 (peak 16 8 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1983)
56 Culture Club Church of the Poison Mind 1983 UK 2 - Apr 1983 (9 weeks), KROQ 5 of 1983, Canada 6 - Oct 1983 (14 weeks), Holland 7 - Apr 1983 (8 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1983 (16 weeks), Norway 11 - May 1983 (1 week), Belgium 11 - Apr 1983 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - May 1983 (14 weeks), Austria 17 - Jun 1983 (1 week), Poland 23 - Apr 1983 (4 weeks), Italy 61 of 1983, US Radio 71 of 1983 (peak 10 7 weeks), US CashBox 75 of 1983, RYM 198 of 1983, Acclaimed 1970 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1983)
57 David Bowie Modern Love 1983 UK 2 - Sep 1983 (8 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), Canada 4 - Sep 1983 (14 weeks), France 7 - Oct 1983 (1 week), Holland 9 - Sep 1983 (5 weeks), KROQ 12 of 1983, US Billboard 14 - Sep 1983 (13 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 17 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 79 of glam rock, US CashBox 97 of 1983, RYM 105 of 1983, US Radio 107 of 1983 (peak 14 5 weeks), TheQ 404, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1983)
58 Air Supply Making Love (Out of Nothing At All) 1983 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1983 (24 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1983), Springbok 5 - Dec 1983 (14 weeks), US Radio 19 of 1983 (peak 2 13 weeks), ARC 25 of 1983 (peak 2 17 weeks), US BB 26 of 1983, US CashBox 27 of 1983, POP 40 of 1983, UK 80 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks), Brazil 99 of 1983
59 Bananarama Cruel Summer 1983 France (SNEP) 3 - Dec 1983 (4 months), Springbok 3 - Nov 1983 (15 weeks), France 4 - Jul 1983 (1 week), UK 8 - Jul 1983 (10 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1984 (18 weeks), US BB 15 of 1984, POP 39 of 1984, US CashBox 73 of 1984, Scrobulate 82 of best mouth in rock, US Radio 84 of 1984 (peak 9 6 weeks), KROQ 86 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 147 of the 1980s (peak 5, 33 weeks, 601k sales estimated, 1983), RYM 184 of 1983
60 Patti Austin & James Ingram Baby, Come to Me 1983 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1982 (31 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), Holland 5 - Feb 1983 (8 weeks), UK 11 - Feb 1983 (11 weeks), ARC 11 of 1983 (peak 1 16 weeks), Sweden (alt) 11 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Belgium 15 - Mar 1983 (5 weeks), US Radio 20 of 1983 (peak 1 12 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1983, Brazil 44 of 1983
61 Billy Idol White Wedding 1983 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, Canada 3 - Jun 1983 (12 weeks), France 4 - Jan 1983 (1 week), UK 6 - Jul 1985 (16 weeks), US BB 8 of 1983, Sweden 13 - Sep 1985 (3 weeks), Poland 18 - Sep 1985 (5 weeks), KROQ 24 of 1982, US Billboard 36 - May 1983 (13 weeks), POP 38 of 1983, RYM 59 of 1982, TheQ 279, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1985), Party 125 of 2007
62 Renee & Renato Save Your Love 1983 UK 1 - Oct 1982 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1983 (8 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1983 (18 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1983 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1982, Sweden (alt) 3 - Mar 1983 (16 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Feb 1983 (7 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), Australia 7 of 1983, Germany 10 - Jan 1983 (3 months), Austria 20 - Mar 1983 (1 week), UKMIX 522
63 Tracey Ullman They Don't Know 1983 Norway 1 - Nov 1983 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1983, UK 2 - Sep 1983 (11 weeks), Canada 3 - Apr 1984 (11 weeks), Belgium 5 - Oct 1983 (6 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Feb 1984 (17 weeks), Holland 8 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), RYM 28 of 1983, US Radio 76 of 1984 (peak 8 7 weeks), US CashBox 82 of 1984, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1983)
64 Genesis Mama 1983 France 1 - Oct 1983 (3 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1983 (16 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1983 (15 weeks), Norway 3 - Oct 1983 (9 weeks), UK 4 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Oct 1983 (3 months), Holland 7 - Sep 1983 (8 weeks), Austria 13 - Jan 1984 (3 weeks), Switzerland 15 of 1983, Europe 23 of the 1980s (1983), Belgium 25 - Oct 1983 (2 weeks), RYM 45 of 1983, Italy 55 of 1983, US Billboard 73 - Oct 1983 (9 weeks), Germany 269 of the 1980s (peak 4 12 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1983)
65 KC & The Sunshine Band Give it Up 1983 UK 1 - Jul 1983 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1983, Belgium 2 - Mar 1983 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1983), Holland 6 - Feb 1983 (9 weeks), Springbok 6 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 12 - Oct 1983 (8 weeks), Australia 17 of 1983, US Billboard 18 - Dec 1983 (20 weeks), US Radio 129 of 1984 (peak 18 2 weeks), OzNet 746, UKMIX 826
66 Elton John I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues 1983 US Billboard 4 - Oct 1983 (22 weeks), Springbok 4 - Aug 1983 (16 weeks), UK 5 - Apr 1983 (15 weeks), Belgium 10 - Jul 1983 (1 week), Canada 12 - Dec 1983 (9 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Jul 1983 (4 weeks), ARC 31 of 1984 (peak 4 14 weeks), Brazil 36 of 1984, US CashBox 45 of 1984, US Radio 45 of 1984 (peak 4 9 weeks), RYM 88 of 1983
67 Duran Duran Save a Prayer 1983 France 1 - Aug 1982 (3 weeks), UK 2 - Aug 1982 (9 weeks), Canada 4 - Feb 1985 (10 weeks), RYM 15 of 1982, US Billboard 16 - Feb 1985 (14 weeks), Holland 19 - Feb 1985 (7 weeks), Belgium 20 - Mar 1985 (3 weeks), Brazil 50 of 1983, Scrobulate 79 of 80s, US Radio 131 of 1985 (peak 16 2 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1982)
68 Indeep Last Night a DJ Saved My Life 1983 Belgium 1 - Feb 1983 (7 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, Holland 2 - Feb 1983 (8 weeks), Switzerland 5 - May 1983 (6 weeks), France (SNEP) 7 - Apr 1983 (2 months), Springbok 7 - May 1983 (11 weeks), France 9 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Germany 9 - Mar 1983 (3 months), Austria 12 - May 1983 (2 weeks), UK 13 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 55 of disco, Italy 70 of 1983, RYM 141 of 1982, Acclaimed 1838 (1983)
69 The Eurythmics Love is a Stranger 1983 Springbok 2 - Sep 1983 (19 weeks), UK 6 - Nov 1982 (17 weeks), Belgium 6 - Jun 1983 (9 weeks), France 10 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Holland 13 - May 1983 (7 weeks), Germany 15 - Apr 1983 (3 months), South Africa 20 of 1983, US Billboard 23 - Sep 1983 (13 weeks), RYM 44 of 1982, Japan (Tokyo) 60 - Apr 1991 (3 weeks), KROQ 62 of 1983, Scrobulate 76 of new wave
70 Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton We've Got Tonight 1983 US Billboard 6 - Jan 1983 (18 weeks), Norway 10 - Mar 1983 (1 week), Canada 11 - Feb 1983 (7 weeks), Austria 11 - Apr 1983 (1 week), Belgium 16 - Apr 1983 (2 weeks), POP 18 of 1983, Holland 21 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), UK 28 - Feb 1983 (7 weeks), ARC 34 of 1983 (peak 4 15 weeks), US Radio 38 of 1983 (peak 6 9 weeks), US CashBox 54 of 1983, Brazil 67 of 1983
71 Men At Work Overkill 1983 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1983 (16 weeks), Canada 3 - Apr 1983 (13 weeks), Norway 5 - Apr 1983 (7 weeks), France 9 - May 1983 (1 week), Holland 16 - May 1983 (6 weeks), Springbok 20 - Jul 1983 (1 week), UK 21 - Apr 1983 (10 weeks), Belgium 22 - Jun 1983 (2 weeks), ARC 26 of 1983 (peak 1 13 weeks), US Radio 26 of 1983 (peak 3 11 weeks), Poland 26 - May 1983 (3 weeks), US CashBox 44 of 1983, Italy 73 of 1983, OzNet 790
72 Tears For Fears Change 1983 France 2 - May 1983 (4 weeks), UK 4 - Feb 1983 (9 weeks), Springbok 5 - Jul 1983 (10 weeks), Poland 9 - Mar 1983 (10 weeks), Canada 12 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), Belgium 24 - Apr 1983 (1 week), RYM 39 of 1983, KROQ 46 of 1983, POP 65 of 1983, US Billboard 73 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), Italy 86 of 1983, Vinyl Surrender 102 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1983)
73 The Fixx One Thing Leads to Another 1983 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1983, Canada 3 - Sep 1983 (13 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Aug 1983 (18 weeks), KROQ 19 of 1983, US Radio 36 of 1983 (peak 4 9 weeks), US BB 38 of 1983, US CashBox 41 of 1983, POP 74 of 1983, UK 86 - Oct 1983 (3 weeks)
74 Righeira Vamos a la playa 1983 Switzerland 1 - Aug 1983 (9 weeks), Italy 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1983, Holland 2 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), France 2 - Jul 1983 (7 weeks), Belgium 2 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Germany 3 - Aug 1983 (4 months), Norway 6 - Oct 1983 (5 weeks), Austria 11 - Sep 1983 (3 weeks), France (SNEP) 15 - Oct 1983 (1 month), Switzerland 20 of 1983, UK 53 - Sep 1983 (5 weeks), Brazil 70 of 1984, Germany 290 of the 1980s (peak 3 12 weeks)
75 U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday 1983 Europe 1 of the 1980s (1983), Holland 3 - Sep 1985 (11 weeks), Belgium 8 of all time, RYM 10 of 1983, Belgium 14 - Oct 1985 (6 weeks), Poland 63 of all time, TheQ 65, nuTsie 74 of 1980s, Scrobulate 75 of rock, WXPN 166, Acclaimed 220 (1983), Rolling Stone 268, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
76 Robin Gibb Juliet 1983 Switzerland 1 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1983 (5 months), Europe 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1983, Austria 2 - Jun 1983 (5 weeks), Poland 3 - Jun 1983 (10 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Italy 7 of 1983, Belgium 9 - May 1983 (8 weeks), Holland 11 - May 1983 (7 weeks), Switzerland 11 of 1983, Germany 42 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), UK 94 - May 1983 (3 weeks)
77 Electric Light Orchestra Rock 'n' Roll is King 1983 Poland 2 - Jun 1983 (9 weeks), Canada 4 - Jul 1983 (14 weeks), Holland 4 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Belgium 5 - Jul 1983 (8 weeks), Norway 6 - Jul 1983 (6 weeks), Springbok 7 - Sep 1983 (14 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), UK 13 - Jun 1983 (9 weeks), Austria 16 - Aug 1983 (2 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Jun 1983 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 20 - Aug 1983 (4 weeks), Germany 22 - Jul 1983 (1 month), US Radio 122 of 1983 (peak 19 2 weeks), RYM 188 of 1983
78 New Edition Candy Girl 1983 UK 1 - Apr 1983 (13 weeks), Springbok 1 - Aug 1983 (19 weeks), South Africa 12 of 1983, Holland 13 - Jun 1983 (7 weeks), Belgium 15 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), POP 23 of 1983, US Billboard 46 - May 1983 (11 weeks), Brazil 73 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1983)
79 The Stray Cats (She's) Sexy & 17 1983 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1983 (15 weeks), Canada 7 - Sep 1983 (12 weeks), Holland 9 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Belgium 11 - Sep 1983 (5 weeks), US BB 14 of 1983, POP 22 of 1983, Poland 28 - Aug 1983 (2 weeks), UK 29 - Aug 1983 (9 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1983, US Radio 56 of 1983 (peak 5 8 weeks), KROQ 80 of 1983
80 REM Radio Free Europe 1983 RYM 10 of 1981, US BB 33 of 1983, POP 66 of 1983, KROQ 69 of 1983, US Billboard 78 - Jul 1983 (5 weeks), nuTsie 80 of 1980s, Acclaimed 152 (1981), WXPN 307, Rolling Stone 379, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
81 The Weather Girls It's Raining Men 1983 POP 1 of 1983, UK 2 - Aug 1983 (16 weeks), Norway 8 - Jun 1984 (5 weeks), Holland 31 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), US Billboard 46 - Jan 1983 (11 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 51 - Jan 1999 (3 weeks), OzNet 924, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1984), Party 88 of 1999
82 Lionel Richie Running With the Night 1983 Spain 1 for 1 week - May 1984, France 6 - Dec 1983 (2 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Nov 1983 (18 weeks), Holland 7 - Dec 1983 (6 weeks), Belgium 7 - Dec 1983 (7 weeks), UK 9 - Dec 1983 (12 weeks), Canada 9 - Dec 1983 (11 weeks), Poland 35 - Jan 1984 (1 week), ARC 37 of 1984 (peak 3 14 weeks), US Radio 59 of 1984 (peak 7 8 weeks), US CashBox 71 of 1984
83 Freeez IOU 1983 UK 2 - Jun 1983 (15 weeks), Holland 2 - Jul 1983 (9 weeks), France 2 - Oct 1983 (2 weeks), Belgium 3 - Aug 1983 (7 weeks), Springbok 3 - Nov 1983 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1987), Switzerland 5 - Sep 1983 (5 weeks), Germany 9 - Aug 1983 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 12 - Sep 1983 (6 weeks), France (SNEP) 13 - Nov 1983 (1 month), RYM 129 of 1983, UKMIX 415
84 Frank Stallone Far From Over 1983 Belgium 2 - Jan 1984 (6 weeks), Golden Globe in 1983 (film 'Staying Alive') (Nominated), Switzerland 5 - Dec 1983 (9 weeks), Holland 6 - Jan 1984 (10 weeks), France 7 - Oct 1983 (1 week), US Billboard 10 - Jul 1983 (16 weeks), Germany 18 - Nov 1983 (2 months), UK 68 - Oct 1983 (4 weeks), US CashBox 78 of 1983, US Radio 80 of 1983 (peak 10 6 weeks), Italy 98 of 1983
85 Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) 1983 UK 1 - Jun 1983 (16 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1983, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1983), Canada 7 - Oct 1983 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 8 - Sep 1983 (10 weeks), Holland 27 - Sep 1983 (4 weeks), Germany 30 - Sep 1983 (1 month), US Billboard 70 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), UKMIX 635, OzNet 841
86 Laid Back Sunshine Reggae 1983 Germany 1 - Aug 1983 (5 months), Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1983, Holland 2 - Oct 1983 (10 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 1983 (4 weeks), Springbok 2 - Feb 1984 (16 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Belgium 6 - Oct 1983 (9 weeks), France 9 - Nov 1983 (1 week), Switzerland 9 - Sep 1983 (7 weeks), South Africa 16 of 1984, Italy 20 of 1983, Germany 55 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks)
87 Christopher Cross All Right 1983 Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1983, Canada 5 - Jan 1983 (12 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Feb 1983 (7 weeks), Norway 5 - Jan 1983 (4 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Jan 1983 (16 weeks), Holland 16 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), Belgium 16 - Mar 1983 (2 weeks), Poland 22 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), UK 51 - Feb 1983 (5 weeks), US CashBox 58 of 1983, Italy 64 of 1983, US Radio 83 of 1983 (peak 12 9 weeks)
88 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Shame On The Moon 1983 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1982 (20 weeks), Canada 5 - Jan 1983 (13 weeks), ARC 12 of 1983 (peak 1 18 weeks), US Radio 15 of 1983 (peak 2 13 weeks), Springbok 15 - Mar 1983 (6 weeks), US CashBox 37 of 1983, Brazil 72 of 1983
89 Big Country In a Big Country 1983 KROQ 4 of 1983, Canada 5 - Sep 1983 (15 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1983 (1 week), UK 17 - May 1983 (7 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Oct 1983 (14 weeks), RYM 58 of 1983, US CashBox 81 of 1983, US Radio 115 of 1983 (peak 17 4 weeks), WXPN 715
90 Depeche Mode Everything Counts 1983 UK 6 - Jul 1983 (11 weeks), France 8 - Aug 1983 (1 week), Switzerland 8 - Oct 1983 (7 weeks), RYM 8 of 1983, Sweden (alt) 18 - Aug 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 19 - Sep 1983 (1 week), Springbok 20 - Nov 1983 (2 weeks), KROQ 69 of 1984, Scrobulate 92 of party, Italy 100 of 1983, Vinyl Surrender 151 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1984)
91 The Eurythmics Who's That Girl? 1983 France 2 - Sep 1983 (1 week), UK 3 - Jul 1983 (10 weeks), Poland 9 - Aug 1983 (6 weeks), Belgium 13 - Aug 1983 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 14 - Aug 1983 (8 weeks), Canada 16 - Jun 1984 (7 weeks), US Billboard 21 - May 1984 (13 weeks), Germany 23 - Aug 1983 (1 month), Holland 28 - Aug 1983 (3 weeks), RYM 74 of 1983, KROQ 84 of 1984, OzNet 916
92 Quiet Riot Cum On Feel the Noize 1983 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1983), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1983 (20 weeks), Canada 8 - Nov 1983 (11 weeks), US BB 32 of 1983, US CashBox 40 of 1983, US Radio 43 of 1983 (peak 5 10 weeks), UK 45 - Dec 1983 (6 weeks), RYM 138 of 1983
93 Olivia Newton-John Twist Of Fate 1983 Canada 4 - Dec 1983 (11 weeks), France 4 - Jan 1984 (2 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Nov 1983 (17 weeks), Springbok 5 - Jan 1984 (10 weeks), Switzerland 20 - Dec 1983 (6 weeks), Belgium 25 - Nov 1983 (1 week), ARC 38 of 1984 (peak 3 14 weeks), US Radio 48 of 1983 (peak 5 9 weeks), US CashBox 55 of 1984, UK 57 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks)
94 Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 1983 Canada 3 - Feb 1983 (15 weeks), France 3 - Feb 1983 (2 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Feb 1983 (17 weeks), POP 11 of 1983, Poland 15 - Mar 1983 (4 weeks), Springbok 17 - Jun 1983 (3 weeks), ARC 32 of 1983 (peak 5 16 weeks), US Radio 45 of 1983 (peak 8 9 weeks), US CashBox 60 of 1983
95 Def Leppard Photograph 1983 Canada 10 - Apr 1983 (11 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), POP 27 of 1983, UK 66 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), US CashBox 85 of 1983, RYM 94 of 1983, US Radio 97 of 1983 (peak 12 6 weeks), TheQ 291, Acclaimed 892 (1983)
96 A Flock of Seagulls Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) 1983 France 1 - Jan 1983 (2 weeks), Canada 8 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), Springbok 8 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 1982 (13 weeks), Poland 13 - Jan 1983 (6 weeks), US Billboard 26 - May 1983 (14 weeks), RYM 73 of 1982, KROQ 81 of 1983, UKMIX 809, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1983)
97 ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin' 1983 Holland 8 - Dec 1984 (11 weeks), Belgium 9 - Jan 1985 (8 weeks), UK 10 - Aug 1983 (21 weeks), France 10 - Jul 1983 (1 week), Canada 19 - May 1983 (7 weeks), Poland 23 - Nov 1984 (6 weeks), Switzerland 33 - Oct 1999 (4 weeks), US Billboard 37 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), POP 55 of 1983, Europe 73 of the 1980s (1983), RYM 132 of 1983, Acclaimed 1395 (1983)
98 Naked Eyes (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me 1983 US Billboard 8 - Mar 1983 (22 weeks), Canada 8 - Mar 1983 (11 weeks), US CashBox 50 of 1983, UK 59 - Jul 1983 (4 weeks), US Radio 76 of 1983 (peak 8 7 weeks), Brazil 96 of 1983, RYM 156 of 1983, OzNet 288
99 Dire Straits Twisting By the Pool 1983 New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1983, Holland 5 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), Norway 6 - Feb 1983 (9 weeks), Belgium 7 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), Poland 8 - Feb 1983 (5 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Mar 1983 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), UK 14 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), Australia 14 of 1983, Canada 16 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 77 of rock & roll
100 After The Fire Der Kommissar 1983 Springbok 2 - May 1983 (18 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Feb 1983 (21 weeks), Sweden (alt) 20 - Sep 1982 (2 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1983, ARC 44 of 1983 (peak 3 14 weeks), US Radio 46 of 1983 (peak 5 11 weeks), UK 47 - Apr 1983 (5 weeks), RYM 181 of 1982

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31 Dec 2012

Looking for a song

I'm looking for a song thay I heard in June of 1983 and three others times sents then. It was a some what slow song and the only Lyrics I can Remember is all she wanted to do is ride in a big balloon. The last time I Heard it was last year in a store on Muzak and wen I called them with time and date I got nothing at all

So I anyone knows anything I would love to hear about it. Thanks+


21 Dec 2011

songs

this site is amazing i love it as i especially love 80's music


25 Oct 2011

harumfan

I don't think, that informations about Japanese artist are important. In 1983, Moonlight Shadow was one of Top 20 hits of the year, Africa & Islands in the Stream were bigger hits than Sexual Healing, 2nd biggest hit was Billie Jean, and Always On my Mind was one of Top 40 hits of 1982.

As we mentioned in reply to your other comment there was a mistake in the way the algorithm was calculated for Japanese music of the 1970s and 1980s. We have tried to fix it. We hope the listing is now better (and if you see any other obvious errors we'd be happy to hear about them).

You suggest that "Moonlight Shadow" should be in the top 20 for 1983. But its complete lack of success in the largest music market in the world (the US) makes a global ranking of 26 seem about right to us.

You also claim that "Africa" & "Islands in the Stream" were bigger hits than "Sexual Healing". "Africa" was never certified Platinum in the US, unlike the Marvin Gaye song. "(Sexual) Healing" is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500, unlike "Islands in the Stream", and in the second largest English language music market in the world, the UK, Marvin Gaye peaked at number 4 while Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton only managed number 7.

Various scoring algorithms might order them differently, but again the current ordering does not seem unreasonable to us.

You further suggest that "Billie Jean" was a bigger hit than "Every Breath You Take", by the current metric (2.0) it wasn't (the scores are really close though and any slight change might alter that). The Police song was nominated for both the Grammy and MTV Video awards, and it placed higher in the CashBox chart. Again the current ordering is not bad enough to be clearly wrong.

Finally you question the placing of Willie Nelson's song "Always On my Mind" in position 41 of the 1982 chart. The fact is that the song was a hit, but only in the US, it managed a peak of 17 in Holland and 49 in the UK. All the songs above it were top 10 hits in at least 3 countries. Again we think that the result seems fair.

So we still think that our metric is reasonable for all these cases. However we would encourage you to play with the CSV file to see if there is an alternative that better matches your impression of success. If you find anything interesting, or you can suggest a different approach we would be happy to hear from you.


3 Aug 2011

very good job!


19 Jul 2010

Is it yours too

Very nice site!