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1980’s Top 20 charts

January 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 You can’t hurry love Phil Collins
2 A winter’s tale David Essex
3 Save your love Renee and Renato
4 Orville’s song Keith Harris & Orville
5 Down under Men At Work
6 Best years of our lives Modern Romance
7 Our house Madness
8 The story of the blues Wah!
9 Time (clock of the heart) Culture Club
10 Buffalo gals Malcom McLaren & the World’s famous Supreme
Team
11 Hymn Ultravox
12 Electric avenue Eddy Grant
13 Heartache avenue Maisonettes
14 The Shakin’ Stevens E.P. Shakin’ Stevens
15 All the love in the world Dionne Warwick
16 Peace on earth / Little drummer boy David Bowie & Bing Crosby
17 Steppin’ out Joe Jackson
18 Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsa Daesi) Incantation
19 European female Stranglers
20 If you can’t stand the heat Bucks Fizz

February 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Too shy Kajagoogoo
2 Down under Men At Work
3 Sign of the times Belle Stars
4 Change Tears For Fears
5 Up where we belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
6 Electric avenue Eddy Grant
7 Wham rap Wham!
8 Gloria Laura Branigan
9 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
10 Oh Diane Fleetwood mac
11 You can’t hurry love Phil Collins
12 Africa Toto
13 The cutter Echo & the Bunnymen
14 The story of the blues Wah!
15 Last night a D.J. saved my life Indeep
16 New year’s day U2
17 Never gonna give you up Musical Youth
18 Christian China Crisis
19 Steppin’ out Joe Jackson
20 The tunnel of love Fun Boy Three

March 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Total eclipse of the heart Bonnie Tyler
2 Sweet dreams (are made of this) Eurythmics
3 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
4 Rock the boat Forrest
5 Africa Toto
6 Na na hey hey kiss him goodbye Bananarama
7 Too shy Kajagoogoo
8 Love on your side Thompson Twins
9 Speak like a child Style Counsil
10 Tommorow’s (just another day) / Madness (is
all in the mind)
Madness
11 Never gonna give you up Musical Youth
12 High life Modern Romance
13 She means nothing to me Phil Everly & Cliff Richard
14 Baby come to me Patti Austin with James Ingram
15 Communication Spandau Ballet
16 Rip it up Orange Juice
17 The tunnel of love Fun Boy Three
18 Is there something I should know Duran Duran
19 Change Tears For Fears
20 Let’s dance David Bowie

April 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Let’s dance David Bowie
2 Is there something I should know Duran Duran
3 Church of the poison mind Culture Club
4 Boxer beat Joboxers
5 Breakaway Tracey Ulman
6 Beat it Michael Jackson
7 Words F.R. David
8 Ooh to be ah Kajagoogoo
9 Speak like a child Style Counsil
10 Sweet dreams (are made of this) Eurythmics
11 Total eclipse of the heart Bonnie Tyler
12 Blue Monday New Order
13 Fields of fire (400 miles) Big Country
14 True Spandau Ballet
15 Snot rap Kenny Everett
16 Love is a stranger Eurythmics
17 Don’t talk to me about love Altered Images
18 This house that Jack built Tracie
19 Rip it up Orange Juice
20 Whistle down the wind Nick Heyward

May 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 True Spandau Ballet
2 Temptation Heaven 17
3 Dancing tight Galaxy feat. Phil Fearon
4 (Keep feeling) Fascination Human League
5 Candy girl New Edition
6 Words F.R. David
7 Pale shelter Tears For Fears
8 Can’t get used to losing you Beat
9 Our lips are sealed Fun Boy Three
10 We are detective Thompson Twins
11 Beat it Michael Jackson
12 Blind vision Blancmange
13 Bad boys Wham!
14 Let’s dance David Bowie
15 What kina boy you looking for (girl) Hot Chocolate
16 True love ways Cliff Richard
17 Friday night (live version) Kids from “Fame”
18 Church of the poison mind Culture Club
19 Every breath you take Police
20 Nobody’s diary Yazoo

June 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1 Every breath you take Police
2 Bad boys Wham!
3 Nobody’s diary Yazoo
4 Buffalo soldier Bob Marley & the Wailers
5 China girl David Bowie
6 Love town Booker Newberry III
7 Flashdancec what a feeling Irene Cara
8 Candy girl New Edition
9 Just got lucky Joboxers
10 Baby Jane Rod Stewart
11 Ladu love me (one more time) George Benson
12 Waiting for a train Flash And the Pan
13 I guess that’s why they call it the blues Elton John
14 Can’t get used to losing you Beat
15 Wanna be startin’ something Michael Jackson
16 Temptation Heaven 17
17 Money go round (Pt.1) Style Counsil
18 Hang on now Kajagoogoo
19 True Spandau Ballet
20 Dark is the night Shakatak

On to July-Dec 1983

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