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1980’s Top 20 charts

July 1982

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Abracadabra Steve Miller Band
2 Fame Irene Cara
3 Inside out Odyssey
4 Happy talk Captain Sensible
5 A night to remember Shalamar
6 Music and lights Imagination
7 Da Da Da Trio
8 Shy boy Bananarama
9 Now those days are gone Bucks Fizz
10 It started with a kiss Hot Chocolate
11 Don’t go Yazoo
12 No regrets Midge Ure
13 I’ve never been to me Charlene
14 Iko Iko Natasha
15 Driving my car Madness
16 Come on Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
17 Work that body Diana Ross
18 Just who is the five o’clock here Jam
19 Beatles medley Beatles
20 Night train Visage

August 1982

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Come on Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
2 Fame Irene Cara
3 Don’t go Yazoo
4 It started with a kiss Hot Chocolate
5 Eye of the tiger Survivor
6 Driving my car Madness
7 Strange little girl Stranglers
8 Stool pigeon Kid Creole & the Coconuts
9 Can’t take my eyes off you Boystown Gang
10 My girl lollipop (my boy lollypop) Bad Manners
11 Shy boy Bananarama
12 What Soft Cell
13 The clapping song Belle Stars
14 Da Da Da Trio
15 I second that emotion Japan
16 I eat cannibals pt.1 Toto Coelo
17 The only way out Cliff Richard
18 Save a prayer Duran Duran
19 Arthur Daley (‘E’s alright) Firm
20 John Wayne is big leggy Haysi Fantayzee

September 1982

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Eye of the tiger Survivor
2 Save a prayer Duran Duran
3 Walking on sunshine Rocker’s Revenge
4 Private investigations Dire Straits
5 Come on Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
6 Hi-fidelity Kids from ‘Fame’
7 All of my heart ABC
8 Give me your heart tonight Shakin’ Stevens
9 What Soft Cell
10 The message Grandmaster Flash, Melle Met & the Furious Five
11 The bitterest pill (I ever had to swallow) Jam
12 I eat cannibals pt.1 Toto Coelo
13 There it is Shalamar
14 Can’t take my eyes off you Boystown Gang
15 Nobody’s fool Haircut 100
16 Today Talk Talk
17 Saddle up David Christie
18 John Wayne is big leggy Haysi Fantayzee
19 Why Carly Simon
20 Fame Irene Cara

October 1982

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Pass the dutchie Musical Youth
2 Zoom Fat Larry’s Band
3 Do you really want to hurt me Culture Club
4 Hard to say I’m sorry Chicago
5 Starmaker Kids from ‘Fame’
6 Love come down Evelyn King
7 Jackie Wilson said Dexy’s Midnight Runners
8 There it is Shalamar
9 Love me do Beatles
10 Just what I always wanted Mari Wilson
11 Lifeline Spandau Ballet
12 Annie I’m not your daddy Kid Creole & the Coconuts
13 The bitterest pill (I ever had to swallow) Jam
14 Friend or foe Adam Ant
15 Eye of the tiger Survivor
16 Walking on sunshine Rocker’s Revenge
17 Why Carly Simon
18 House of the rising sun Animals
19 Danger games Pinkees
20 Mad world Tears For Fears

November 1982

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 I don’t wanna dance Eddy Grant
2 Heartbreaker Dionne Warwick
3 Mad world Tears For Fears
4 Do you really want to hurt me Culture Club
5 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye
6 Theme from Harry’s game Clannad
7 Maneater Daryl Hall & John Oates
8 Ooh la la la (Let’s go dancing) Kool & the Gang
9 The girl is mine Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
10 Starmaker Kids from ‘Fame’
11 Mirror man Human League
12 I wanna do it with you Barry Manilow
13 Young guns (Go for it) Wham!
14 Living on the ceiling Blancmange
15 Annie I’m not your daddy Kid Creole & the Coconuts
16 Love me do Beatles
17 I’ll be satisfied Shakin’ Stevens
18 Caroline (Live at the N.E.C.) Status Quo
19 Rio Duran Duran
20 Lifeline Spandau Ballet

December 1982

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Save your love Renee and Renato
2 Beat surrender Jam
3 Time (clock of the heart) Culture Club
4 Mirror man Human League
5 Truly Lionel Richie
6 Young guns (Go for it) Wham!
7 Our house Madness
8 Living on the ceiling Blancmange
9 Best years of our lives Modern Romance
10 The Shakin’ Stevens E.P. Shakin’ Stevens
11 I don’t wanna dance Eddy Grant
12 Rio Duran Duran
13 Peace on earth / Little drummer boy David Bowie & Bing Crosby
14 Wishing (If I had a photograph of you) Flock Of Seaguls
15 Hymn Ultravox
16 The other side of love Yazoo
17 You can’t hurry love Phil Collins
18 Heartbreaker Dionne Warwick
19 Friends Shalamar
20 A winter’s tale David Essex

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