Songs from the 1980s

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This page lists the top songs of the 1980s 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 the 1980s can be found here.

Over the course of the 1980s the passion for "real music" that had driven punk was ground out of the music business by synthasisers, manufactured groups and using the conversion to CDs to force fans to repurchase from the back-catalogue. The top 50 chart acts of the 1980s were:

#1: Prince #2: Madonna #3: U2 #4: Michael Jackson #5: Bruce Springsteen
#6: Phil Collins #7: Dire Straits #8: Queen #9: The Police #10: The Rolling Stones
#11: Billy Joel #12: The Eurythmics #13: The Cure #14: David Bowie #15: Whitney Houston
#16: Elton John #17: Duran Duran #18: Iron Maiden #19: Barbra Streisand #20: The Smiths
#21: Lionel Richie #22: Paul McCartney #23: AC/DC #24: Van Halen #25: Depeche Mode
#26: Genesis #27: Bon Jovi #28: Rod Stewart #29: Simple Minds #30: Culture Club
#31: Tina Turner #32: John Lennon #33: Talking Heads #34: REM #35: Diana Ross
#36: John Cougar Mellencamp #37: Foreigner #38: George Michael #39: Elvis Costello #40: Tears For Fears
#41: The Pet Shop Boys #42: Pat Benatar #43: Def Leppard #44: Peter Gabriel #45: Stevie Wonder
#46: Abba #47: Kiyoko Matsuda #48: Wham! #49: Guns n' Roses #50: Pink Floyd
# 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), OzNet 243, RIAA 256, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1983), RYM 121 of 1983
2 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) 1980 UK 1 - Dec 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1980 (25 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, Canada 1 - Jan 1980 (18 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Feb 1980 (22 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jan 1980 (4 months), France 1 - Feb 1980 (6 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 1980 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1980 (17 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1980, Norway 1 - Jan 1980 (22 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1980 (6 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1979, Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1980, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1980, Springbok 1 - Feb 1980 (11 weeks), Europe 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1980, France 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1980, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1980, Poland 1 of all time, Brazil 2 of 1980, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1980), US CashBox 3 of 1980, Holland 3 - Dec 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 3 - Dec 1979 (11 weeks), WABC NY 4 of 1980, Australia 4 of 1980, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), KROQ 6 of 1980, POP 7 of 1980, ARC 8 of 1980 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 8 of 1980 (peak 1 15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 8 of the 1970s (peak 1, 35 weeks, 841k sales estimated, 1979), South Africa 8 of 1980, Germany 9 of the 1980s (peak 1 22 weeks), Europe 11 of the 1970s (1979), Italy 12 of 1980, US BB 15 of 1980, Japan (Tokyo) 19 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks), TheQ 28, Virgin 39, Belgium 50 of all time, Scrobulate 51 of live, DMDB 79 (1979), RIAA 296, Rolling Stone 375, Acclaimed 392 (1979), OzNet 594, UKMIX 686, RYM 18 of 1979, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 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, 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), RYM 16 of 1983, BBC Rich Song 8 (songwriter royalties $22.3M), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
4 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), 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, RYM 4 of 1983, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1983, Party 53 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
5 Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes 1981 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1981 (26 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, US Radio 1 of 1981 (peak 1 16 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1981 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jun 1981 (5 months), France 1 - Jun 1981 (5 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1981, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1981 (12 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1981 (15 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1981, Germany 1 - Jun 1981 (5 months), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1981, Springbok 1 - Jun 1981 (16 weeks), France 1 for 15 weeks - Jul 1981, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1981, Spain 1 for 1 week - Sep 1981, Grammy in 1981, Top Song of 1981 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1981, WABC NY 2 of 1981, ARC 2 of 1981 (peak 1 21 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 2 of the 1980s (peak 1, 43 weeks, 1,190k sales estimated, 1981), Austria 2 - Jul 1981 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1981, South Africa 2 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 4 - May 1981 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1981), Italy 5 of 1981, Belgium 6 - May 1981 (10 weeks), Australia 6 of 1981, UK 10 - May 1981 (9 weeks), Billboard 50th song 12, Holland 16 - May 1981 (8 weeks), nuTsie 16 of 1980s, Germany 18 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks), OzNet 45, Scrobulate 66 of 80s, RIAA 268, Acclaimed 738 (1981), RYM 16 of 1981
6 Survivor Eye of the Tiger 1982 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (27 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1982 (25 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1982, US Radio 1 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1982 (22 weeks), Australia 1 of 1982, Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1982, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1982, Springbok 1 - Jul 1982 (21 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Sep 1982, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), ARC 2 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), Holland 2 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), Austria 2 - Sep 1982 (4 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1982, Oscar in 1982 (film 'Rocky III') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1982 (film 'Rocky III') (Nominated), France (SNEP) 3 - Nov 1982 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1982), Sweden (alt) 5 - Aug 1982 (21 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Aug 1982 (31 weeks), US BB 7 of 1982, France 7 - Jan 1983 (1 week), POP 7 of 1982, WABC NY 12 of 1982, Germany 18 - Jan 1983 (5 months), Scrobulate 20 of 80s, Billboard 50th song 21, Brazil 23 of 1982, Italy 23 of 1982, Poland 24 - Jul 1982 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 32 of the 1980s (peak 3, 38 weeks, 873k sales estimated, 1982), Europe 46 of the 1980s (1982), OzNet 82, UKMIX 436, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1982
7 Barbra Streisand A Woman in Love 1980 UK 1 - Oct 1980 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1980 (23 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, Holland 1 - Sep 1980 (14 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Oct 1980 (25 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Oct 1980 (5 months), Austria 1 - Dec 1980 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1980 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1980 (22 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1980 (12 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1981, Germany 1 - Jan 1981 (4 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1980, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1980, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1980, Springbok 1 - Oct 1980 (18 weeks), Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1980, France 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1980, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1980, Spain 1 for 1 week - Dec 1980, South Africa 2 of 1980, Grammy in 1980 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1997), Italy 3 of 1981, ARC 4 of 1980 (peak 1 19 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1980), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), France 7 - Oct 1980 (1 week), WABC NY 8 of 1980, US CashBox 9 of 1980, US Radio 9 of 1980 (peak 1 13 weeks), Switzerland 12 of 1980, Australia 21 of 1980, France (InfoDisc) 25 of the 1980s (peak 1, 28 weeks, 1,298k sales estimated, 1980), Germany 36 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 93 - Dec 1989 (1 week), UKMIX 591, RYM 157 of 1980
8 George Michael Careless Whisper 1984 UK 1 - Aug 1984 (21 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1984 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1984 (14 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1984 (17 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (44 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1985, Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1985, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1984, Springbok 1 - Nov 1984 (21 weeks), Top Song of 1985 of the Billboard 50th list, ASCAP song of 1984, ARC 2 of 1985 (peak 1 16 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Sep 1984 (21 weeks), France 2 - Aug 1984 (3 weeks), Austria 2 - Nov 1984 (4 weeks), Norway 2 - Aug 1984 (16 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1984 (12 weeks), Italy 2 of 1984, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1992), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1984), Sweden 3 - Sep 1984 (13 weeks), Germany 3 - Sep 1984 (3 months), South Africa 3 of 1985, Brazil 4 of 1985, Australia 4 of 1984, US CashBox 5 of 1985, France (SNEP) 7 - Dec 1984 (1 month), UK sales 8 of the 1980s (1,360 k in 1984), Switzerland 9 of 1984, Scrobulate 13 of soft rock, US BB 15 of 1985, POP 20 of 1985, Europe 30 of the 1980s (1984), nuTsie 94 of 1980s, France (InfoDisc) 112 of the 1980s (peak 2, 35 weeks, 585k sales estimated, 1984), OzNet 183, Germany 250 of the 1980s (peak 3 12 weeks), UKMIX 297, Acclaimed 2242 (1984), RYM 37 of 1984
9 USA For Africa We Are the World 1985 UK 1 - Apr 1985 (10 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1985 (18 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1985, Canada 1 - Apr 1985 (8 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1985 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Apr 1985 (22 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1985, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1985 (26 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1985 (17 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1985 (18 weeks), Australia 1 of 1985, Italy 1 of 1985, Italy 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1985, Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1985, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1985, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1985, Springbok 1 - May 1985 (23 weeks), Europe 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1985, Grammy in 1985, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1985), Austria 2 - Apr 1985 (5 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1985 (3 months), MTV Video of the year 1985 (Nominated), Switzerland 4 of 1985, US Radio 6 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), South Africa 8 of 1985, ARC 13 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), nuTsie 37 of 1980s, US BB 40 of 1985, POP 71 of 1985, DMDB 86 (1985), RIAA 121, France (InfoDisc) 131 of the 1980s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 965k sales estimated, 1985), Germany 263 of the 1980s (peak 2 10 weeks), OzNet 418, Acclaimed 1371 (1985), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1985), Global 4 (20 M sold) - 1985
10 Stevie Wonder I Just Called to Say I Love You 1984 UK 1 - Aug 1984 (39 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1984 (25 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1984 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1984 (17 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1984 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1984 (23 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1984 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1984 (21 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1984 (17 weeks), Poland 1 - Jan 1984 (26 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1984 (20 weeks), Italy 1 of 1984, Italy 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1984, Germany 1 - Sep 1984 (4 months), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1984, New Zealand 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1984, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1984, Springbok 1 - Oct 1984 (25 weeks), Europe 1 for 14 weeks - Sep 1984, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1984, Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1984, Oscar in 1984 (film 'The Woman In Red'), Golden Globe in 1984 (film 'The Woman in Red'), France (SNEP) 2 - Oct 1984 (3 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1984), Brazil 3 of 1984, UK sales 3 of the 1980s (1,780 k in 1984), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1984), Australia 6 of 1984, US Radio 8 of 1984 (peak 1 12 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1984, Switzerland 11 of 1984, ARC 12 of 1984 (peak 1 15 weeks), US BB 18 of 1984, POP 26 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 30 of the 1980s (peak 1, 31 weeks, 926k sales estimated, 1984), Germany 52 of the 1980s (peak 1 15 weeks), UKMIX 63, Scrobulate 100 of r & b, NY Daily Love list 4
11 Madonna Like a Prayer 1989 UK 1 - Mar 1989 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1989 (16 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1989, Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Mar 1989 (18 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1989 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1989 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Apr 1989 (26 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1989 (12 weeks), Italy 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1989, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1989, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1989, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1989, Europe 1 for 12 weeks - Mar 1989, Holland 2 - Mar 1989 (11 weeks), Austria 2 - Apr 1989 (5 weeks), Australia 2 of 1989, Germany 2 - Mar 1989 (5 months), MTV Video of the year 1989 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1989), France 4 - Mar 1989 (2 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), US Radio 5 of 1989 (peak 1 10 weeks), Italy 5 of 1989, POP 5 of 1989, Switzerland 6 of 1989, ARC 8 of 1989 (peak 1 12 weeks), US BB 14 of 1989, Scrobulate 33 of pop, Sweden 36 - Aug 2009 (1 week), Brazil 38 of 1989, Europe 49 of the 1980s (1989), nuTsie 65 of 1980s, Germany 96 of the 1980s (peak 2 15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 113 of the 1980s (peak 1, 27 weeks, 478k sales estimated, 1989), OzNet 161, Rolling Stone 300, Acclaimed 629 (1989), RYM 13 of 1989
12 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll 1982 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1982 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1982, Canada 1 - Jan 1982 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Jun 1982 (21 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1982, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1982, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - May 1982, Springbok 1 - Apr 1982 (19 weeks), Poland 2 - May 1982 (8 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1982), Switzerland 3 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), UK 4 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), ARC 4 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), POP 4 of 1982, US CashBox 5 of 1982, Austria 5 - May 1982 (2 weeks), Germany 6 - Apr 1982 (4 months), France (SNEP) 7 - Jul 1982 (2 months), Australia 7 of 1982, South Africa 7 of 1982, US BB 8 of 1982, WABC NY 9 of 1982, France 10 - Mar 1982 (1 week), nuTsie 20 of 1980s, Brazil 35 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 56, KROQ 71 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 166 of the 1990s (peak 4, 29 weeks, 900k sales estimated, 1982), RIAA 177, Acclaimed 295 (1982), Germany 348 of the 1980s (peak 6 12 weeks), TheQ 463, Rolling Stone 484, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), Party 80 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
13 Prince When Doves Cry 1984 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1984 (21 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1984, ARC 1 of 1984 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1984 (peak 1 14 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1984 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1984, Australia 1 for 1 week - Aug 1984, Top Song of 1984 of the Billboard 50th list, Golden Globe in 1984 (film 'Purple Rain') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1984), nuTsie 3 of 1980s, UK 4 - Jun 1984 (15 weeks), Holland 5 - Jul 1984 (12 weeks), Belgium 6 - Aug 1984 (9 weeks), Springbok 6 - Sep 1984 (12 weeks), Sweden 9 - Sep 1984 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 9 of funk, Norway 10 - Sep 1984 (1 week), US BB 11 of 1984, Poland 14 - Jul 1984 (10 weeks), Australia 14 of 1984, Switzerland 17 - Aug 1984 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Aug 1984 (2 weeks), Austria 19 - Oct 1984 (1 week), Germany 22 - Aug 1984 (2 months), KROQ 39 of 1984, Acclaimed 40 (1984), Brazil 44 of 1984, Rolling Stone 52, POP 57 of 1984, 59 in 2FM list, Vinyl Surrender 69 (1984), DMDB 81 (1984), Europe 98 of the 1980s (1984), OzNet 206, Belgium 259 of all time, WXPN 564, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1984), RYM 1 of 1984, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
14 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over 1980 UK 1 - Nov 1980 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1980 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, Canada 1 - Nov 1980 (17 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1980 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1980, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1981, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1981, Austria 2 - Feb 1981 (5 weeks), Norway 2 - Dec 1980 (17 weeks), Grammy in 1981 (Nominated), Sweden (alt) 3 - Nov 1980 (17 weeks), Belgium 4 - Nov 1980 (12 weeks), Springbok 4 - Dec 1980 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1980), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1981), ARC 5 of 1981 (peak 1 19 weeks), US Radio 5 of 1980 (peak 1 15 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1981, Germany 6 - Jan 1981 (4 months), WABC NY 7 of 1981, D.Marsh 7 of 1980, Holland 8 - Nov 1980 (12 weeks), France 9 - Nov 1980 (1 week), US BB 12 of 1980, Switzerland 12 of 1981, France (SNEP) 15 - Jan 1981 (1 month), Australia 18 of 1981, Italy 29 of 1981, POP 49 of 1980, Japan (Tokyo) 50 - Dec 1988 (3 weeks), Billboard 50th song 53, US CashBox 57 of 1980, KROQ 57 of 1980, nuTsie 64 of 1980s, Germany 298 of the 1980s (peak 4 11 weeks), OzNet 683, UKMIX 852, Acclaimed 1637 (1980), RYM 32 of 1980
15 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, 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, RYM 49 of 1983
16 Diana Ross Upside Down 1980 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1980 (28 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1980 (23 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1980 (2 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1980 (13 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1980 (17 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1980, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1980, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1980, Springbok 1 - Sep 1980 (19 weeks), Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1980, UK 2 - Jul 1980 (12 weeks), Holland 2 - Jul 1980 (14 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 1980 (3 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1980 (peak 1 14 weeks), Belgium 3 - Aug 1980 (12 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1980, France (SNEP) 4 - Sep 1980 (2 months), Switzerland 4 of 1980, Germany 4 - Sep 1980 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1981), WABC NY 5 of 1980, ARC 5 of 1980 (peak 1 18 weeks), Canada 8 - Sep 1980 (9 weeks), Italy 8 of 1980, South Africa 11 of 1980, Australia 15 of 1980, POP 22 of 1980, US BB 30 of 1980, D.Marsh 30 of 1980, nuTsie 33 of 1980s, Brazil 37 of 1980, Scrobulate 42 of disco, Billboard 50th song 62, Germany 87 of the 1980s (peak 3 16 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 171 of the 1980s (peak 2, 23 weeks, 350k sales estimated, 1980), Acclaimed 1364 (1980), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1980), RYM 83 of 1980
17 The Human League Don't You Want Me 1982 UK 1 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1982 (28 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1982 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1982 (9 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Dec 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1982, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - May 1982, Canada 2 - Feb 1982 (16 weeks), France 2 - Jan 1982 (3 weeks), Springbok 2 - Mar 1982 (13 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1982), Sweden (alt) 3 - Feb 1982 (14 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1982), Holland 5 - Jan 1982 (8 weeks), UK sales 5 of the 1980s (1,430 k in 1981), KROQ 5 of 1982, US CashBox 6 of 1982, ARC 6 of 1982 (peak 1 20 weeks), Germany 6 - Feb 1982 (3 months), US Radio 9 of 1982 (peak 1 15 weeks), nuTsie 9 of 1980s, France (SNEP) 15 - May 1982 (1 month), South Africa 16 of 1982, US BB 21 of 1982, POP 28 of 1982, Italy 33 of 1982, Scrobulate 34 of 80s, Brazil 45 of 1982, Virgin 46, 93 in 2FM list, Japan (Tokyo) 100 - Dec 1995 (1 week), Acclaimed 175 (1981), UKMIX 654, OzNet 741, RYM 18 of 1981, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
18 Lipps Inc Funkytown 1980 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1980 (23 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, Holland 1 - Apr 1980 (15 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 1980 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1980 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1980 (19 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1980 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Jun 1980 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1980, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jul 1980, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1980, Europe 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1980, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Jun 1980, UK 2 - May 1980 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Jun 1980 (20 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1980, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1980), WABC NY 3 of 1980, France 3 - Jun 1980 (3 weeks), US BB 4 of 1980, France (SNEP) 4 - Jun 1980 (4 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), Springbok 5 - Sep 1980 (8 weeks), POP 5 of 1980, D.Marsh 6 of 1980, Scrobulate 7 of disco, Australia 9 of 1980, US CashBox 10 of 1980, Germany 14 of the 1980s (peak 1 19 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1980 (peak 1 11 weeks), ARC 19 of 1980 (peak 1 15 weeks), Italy 30 of 1980, France (InfoDisc) 38 of the 1980s (peak 1, 26 weeks, 690k sales estimated, 1979), Acclaimed 520 (1980), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1980), RYM 73 of 1979, Party 175 of 1999
19 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise 1989 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1989 (17 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1989 (peak 1 11 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1989 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1989 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1989 (21 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1989 (15 weeks), Poland 1 - Nov 1989 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1989 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1990 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1989, Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1990, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Dec 1989, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1990, Grammy in 1990, UK 2 - Nov 1989 (11 weeks), ARC 2 of 1989 (peak 1 13 weeks), Holland 2 - Oct 1989 (12 weeks), Austria 2 - Dec 1989 (5 weeks), Brazil 3 of 1990, Italy 3 of 1990, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Japan (Osaku) 5 of 1990 (peak 1 22 weeks), France 9 - Nov 1989 (1 week), Switzerland 11 of 1990, POP 21 of 1989, Europe 60 of the 1980s (1989), Scrobulate 67 of ballad, Billboard 50th song 86, Germany 195 of the 1990s (peak 1 10 weeks), OzNet 214, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1989), RYM 133 of 1989
20 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) 1987 UK 1 - May 1987 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1987 (18 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1987 (peak 1 11 weeks), Holland 1 - May 1987 (13 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1987 (17 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1987 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1987 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Jun 1987, Germany 1 - May 1987 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1987, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1987, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1987, Springbok 1 - Jun 1987 (24 weeks), Europe 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1987, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1987, US CashBox 2 of 1987, Sweden 2 - May 1987 (5 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), Austria 3 - Jun 1987 (5 weeks), Switzerland 3 of 1987, Poland 4 - Jun 1987 (19 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1987, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1987), ARC 10 of 1987 (peak 1 14 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1987 (1 week), Italy 10 of 1987, Australia 11 of 1987, POP 22 of 1987, Brazil 38 of 1987, Germany 67 of the 1980s (peak 1 15 weeks), nuTsie 83 of 1980s, UKMIX 627
21 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), 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), RYM 14 of 1983, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
22 Berlin Take My Breath Away 1986 UK 1 - Oct 1986 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1986 (21 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1986 (12 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1986 (7 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1986 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1986, Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1986, Oscar in 1986 (film 'Top Gun'), Golden Globe in 1986 (film 'Top Gun'), ASCAP song of 1986, Brazil 2 of 1986, Switzerland 2 - Oct 1986 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Oct 1986 (18 weeks), Germany 3 - Sep 1986 (3 months), Austria 4 - Nov 1986 (4 weeks), Norway 4 - Oct 1986 (6 weeks), Poland 4 - Nov 1986 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1992), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1986), Australia 6 of 1986, POP 7 of 1986, US BB 13 of 1992, US CashBox 21 of 1986, ARC 28 of 1986 (peak 1 13 weeks), US Radio 29 of 1986 (peak 1 9 weeks), Italy 37 of 1986, TOTP 37, nuTsie 58 of 1980s, UKMIX 69, Scrobulate 80 of 80s, OzNet 251, Germany 310 of the 1980s (peak 3 9 weeks), RYM 16 of 1986
23 Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 1984 Norway 1 - Mar 1984 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1984, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - May 1984, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1984, Europe 1 for 1 week - Apr 1984, UK 2 - Jan 1984 (12 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Dec 1983 (24 weeks), US BB 2 of 1984, Canada 2 - Feb 1984 (12 weeks), POP 2 of 1984, Grammy in 1984 (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 1984 (Nominated), Holland 3 - Feb 1984 (11 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Jun 1984 (4 months), Austria 3 - May 1984 (3 weeks), Springbok 3 - Apr 1984 (20 weeks), Belgium 4 - Mar 1984 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 2005), Sweden (alt) 5 - Mar 1984 (12 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Apr 1984 (15 weeks), Germany 6 - Mar 1984 (3 months), France 8 - Dec 1983 (1 week), Australia 9 of 1984, Japan (Tokyo) 15 - Nov 2005 (5 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1984, Italy 16 of 1984, US Radio 22 of 1984 (peak 2 11 weeks), ARC 24 of 1984 (peak 1 14 weeks), nuTsie 27 of 1980s, KROQ 65 of 1984, RIAA 122, Vinyl Surrender 133 (1984), France (InfoDisc) 281 of the 1980s (peak 2, 21 weeks, 515k sales estimated, 1983), Germany 388 of the 1980s (peak 6 10 weeks), Acclaimed 391 (1983), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1984), RYM 63 of 1983, Party 35 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
24 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up 1987 UK 1 - Aug 1987 (24 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1987 (24 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1987 (13 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1987 (3 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1987 (10 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1987 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Sep 1987 (4 months), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1988, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 1988, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1987, Springbok 1 - Oct 1987 (29 weeks), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1987, South Africa 1 of 1988, US CashBox 2 of 1988, Switzerland 2 - Sep 1987 (17 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1987 (6 weeks), Austria 4 - Nov 1987 (5 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1987), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1987), Australia 5 of 1988, ARC 11 of 1988 (peak 1 14 weeks), Italy 13 of 1987, Switzerland 20 of 1987, Brazil 31 of 1988, US BB 34 of 1988, POP 61 of 1988, Germany 140 of the 1980s (peak 1 14 weeks), UKMIX 213, OzNet 765
25 Blondie Call Me 1980 UK 1 - Apr 1980 (14 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1980 (25 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, ARC 1 of 1980 (peak 1 19 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1980 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1980, Top Song of 1980 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1980, WABC NY 2 of 1980, US Radio 2 of 1980 (peak 1 16 weeks), Norway 2 - May 1980 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Jul 1980 (15 weeks), Golden Globe in 1980 (film 'American Gigolo') (Nominated), Sweden (alt) 3 - May 1980 (20 weeks), France 3 - May 1980 (3 weeks), Switzerland 3 - May 1980 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1980), Austria 6 - Jun 1980 (3 weeks), France (SNEP) 7 - Jun 1980 (2 months), Holland 9 - May 1980 (7 weeks), Switzerland 9 of 1980, Belgium 9 - May 1980 (9 weeks), US BB 10 of 1980, D.Marsh 10 of 1980, nuTsie 12 of 1980s, Germany 16 - May 1980 (3 months), Australia 19 of 1980, Scrobulate 37 of 80s, Brazil 41 of 1980, POP 42 of 1980, Billboard 50th song 44, Italy 52 of 1980, France (InfoDisc) 155 of the 1980s (peak 4, 25 weeks, 348k sales estimated, 1980), Rolling Stone 283, OzNet 460, Acclaimed 554 (1980), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1980), RYM 23 of 1980
26 Los Lobos La Bamba 1987 UK 1 - Jul 1987 (11 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1987 (21 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1987 (24 weeks), Italy 1 of 1987, Italy 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1987, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1987, Canada RPM 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1987, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1987, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Sep 1987, Springbok 1 - Sep 1987 (24 weeks), Holland 2 - Aug 1987 (11 weeks), Belgium 2 - Aug 1987 (10 weeks), Australia 2 of 1987, Grammy in 1987 (Nominated), Austria 4 - Oct 1987 (5 weeks), Switzerland 4 of 1987, Norway 4 - Aug 1987 (9 weeks), US BB 8 of 1987, ARC 8 of 1987 (peak 1 13 weeks), POP 8 of 1987, US Radio 9 of 1987 (peak 1 9 weeks), Germany 9 - Aug 1987 (3 months), US CashBox 11 of 1987, Sweden 12 - Aug 1987 (1 week), Poland 17 - Sep 1987 (3 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1987, Brazil 27 of 1987, Scrobulate 75 of latin, KROQ 81 of 1987, France (InfoDisc) 102 of the 1980s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 934k sales estimated, 1987), Acclaimed 2050 (1987), RYM 116 of 1987, Party 227 of 1999
27 A-Ha Take On Me 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1985 (26 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1985 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1985 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Oct 1985 (11 weeks), France 1 - May 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1985 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1984 (29 weeks), Poland 1 - Dec 1985 (24 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1985 (14 weeks), Italy 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1986, Germany 1 - Jan 1986 (4 months), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1985, Europe 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1985, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1985, Scrobulate 1 of 80s, UK 2 - Sep 1985 (19 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1986 (Nominated), Sweden 4 - Aug 1985 (6 weeks), Austria 4 - Dec 1985 (3 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1985), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Italy 7 of 1986, Springbok 7 - Dec 1985 (12 weeks), KROQ 7 of 1985, Australia 12 of 1985, US CashBox 15 of 1985, Brazil 18 of 1985, ARC 20 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Europe 20 of the 1980s (1985), US Radio 21 of 1985 (peak 1 10 weeks), POP 31 of 1985, US BB 36 of 1985, Vinyl Surrender 71 (1985), Germany 81 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), nuTsie 93 of 1980s, France (InfoDisc) 235 of the 1980s (peak 2, 29 weeks, 736k sales estimated, 1985), UKMIX 514, OzNet 795, Acclaimed 2396 (1985), RYM 8 of 1984, NY Daily Love list 66, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1985, Party 133 of 2007
28 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder Ebony & Ivory 1982 UK 1 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 1982 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1982 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1982 (18 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1982 (5 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - May 1982, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jun 1982, Sweden (alt) 2 - Apr 1982 (21 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), Holland 3 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), Austria 3 - May 1982 (5 weeks), Springbok 3 - May 1982 (13 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1982, Poland 4 - May 1982 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1982), WABC NY 5 of 1982, France (SNEP) 5 - Jun 1982 (2 months), ARC 7 of 1982 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 7 of 1982 (peak 1 12 weeks), Italy 9 of 1982, Switzerland 10 of 1982, Brazil 12 of 1982, Australia 20 of 1982, Germany 49 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), Billboard 50th song 59, France (InfoDisc) 149 of the 1980s (peak 5, 26 weeks, 377k sales estimated, 1982), RYM 156 of 1982
29 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, 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), RYM 32 of 1983
30 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (I've Had) the Time of My Life 1987 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1987 (21 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 1987 (20 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1988 (17 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1987, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1988, Springbok 1 - Dec 1987 (23 weeks), Oscar in 1987 (film 'Dirty Dancing'), Golden Globe in 1987 (film 'Dirty Dancing'), Australia 2 of 1988, South Africa 2 of 1988, US BB 3 of 1987, Brazil 3 of 1988, POP 3 of 1987, Austria 4 - Feb 1988 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), Switzerland 5 - Dec 1987 (16 weeks), Germany 5 - Jan 1988 (4 months), UK 6 - Oct 1987 (14 weeks), US Radio 21 of 1987 (peak 1 9 weeks), ARC 33 of 1987 (peak 1 11 weeks), Poland 34 - Nov 1987 (9 weeks), nuTsie 81 of 1980s, AFI 86, OzNet 295, Germany 349 of the 1980s (peak 5 11 weeks), UKMIX 880, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1991), RYM 181 of 1987
31 Men At Work Down Under 1982 UK 1 - Jan 1983 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1982 (24 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1982 (13 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1982 (13 weeks), Poland 1 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1982, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1982, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1981, Holland 2 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1983 (13 weeks), Springbok 2 - Aug 1982 (18 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), ARC 4 of 1983 (peak 1 19 weeks), France 4 - Aug 1982 (3 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1983), Sweden (alt) 6 - Feb 1983 (12 weeks), Belgium 6 - Apr 1982 (8 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1982, US CashBox 8 of 1983, South Africa 8 of 1982, OzNet 8, US Radio 9 of 1983 (peak 1 14 weeks), Germany 10 - Mar 1983 (5 months), POP 16 of 1983, US BB 21 of 1983, Australia 24 of 1982, Europe 36 of the 1980s (1982), KROQ 70 of 1982, Scrobulate 83 of 80s, RYM 96 of 1981
32 U2 With Or Without You 1987 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1987 (18 weeks), ARC 1 of 1987 (peak 1 13 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1987 (25 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1987, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1987, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - May 1987, Holland 2 - Mar 1987 (12 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1987 (Nominated), UK 4 - Mar 1987 (24 weeks), Belgium 4 - Apr 1987 (9 weeks), Sweden 5 - Apr 1987 (7 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1987, Europe 5 of the 1980s (1987), US Radio 7 of 1987 (peak 1 10 weeks), Germany 7 - Apr 1987 (4 months), KROQ 9 of 1987, Switzerland 10 - Apr 1987 (11 weeks), POP 10 of 1987, Springbok 11 - Jun 1987 (7 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1987, US BB 14 of 1987, Poland 14 of all time, Austria 15 - Jun 1987 (4 weeks), nuTsie 15 of 1980s, Belgium 24 of all time, OzNet 44, TheQ 47, Vinyl Surrender 83 (1987), Scrobulate 93 of rock, WXPN 116, Rolling Stone 131, Acclaimed 309 (1987), RYM 6 of 1987, NY Daily Love list 68, Party 168 of 2007
33 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), nuTsie 95 of 1980s, Acclaimed 476 (1982), UKMIX 646, RYM 93 of 1982
34 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love 1988 UK 1 - Sep 1988 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1988 (25 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1988 (12 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1988 (23 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1988 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1988, Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1988, Europe 1 for 1 week - Oct 1988, Norway 2 - Sep 1988 (16 weeks), Italy 2 of 1988, Germany 3 - Jan 1989 (5 months), Springbok 3 - Jan 1989 (4 weeks), Sweden 4 - Sep 1988 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), Austria 6 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 7 - Nov 1988 (12 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1989, US Radio 23 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Australia 23 of 1988, US BB 26 of 1988, US CashBox 29 of 1988, ARC 41 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), POP 65 of 1988, Brazil 75 of 1989, Germany 103 of the 1980s (peak 3 16 weeks), UKMIX 770, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1988), RYM 193 of 1988
35 George Michael Faith 1987 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1987 (20 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1987 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1987 (14 weeks), Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1987, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1987, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1987, Australia 1 for 1 week - Jan 1988, Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1987, Top Song of 1988 of the Billboard 50th list, UK 2 - Oct 1987 (12 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 1987 (10 weeks), Springbok 3 - Dec 1987 (19 weeks), Austria 4 - Dec 1987 (4 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1987 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1989), ARC 5 of 1987 (peak 1 14 weeks), Sweden 5 - Oct 1987 (7 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1987 (peak 1 10 weeks), Italy 7 of 1987, Germany 8 - Nov 1987 (2 months), US BB 9 of 1987, POP 11 of 1987, Poland 13 - Dec 1987 (6 weeks), Australia 16 of 1988, Brazil 38 of 1988, nuTsie 53 of 1980s, Scrobulate 68 of fun, RIAA 322, OzNet 450, Acclaimed 529 (1987), RYM 126 of 1987
36 Dionne Warwick & Friends That's What Friends Are For 1986 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1985 (22 weeks), US BB 1 of 1986, ARC 1 of 1986 (peak 1 15 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1986 (peak 1 12 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1985 (7 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jan 1986, Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 1986, POP 1 of 1986, Top Song of 1986 of the Billboard 50th list, Springbok 2 - Dec 1985 (15 weeks), Grammy in 1986 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1986), Norway 6 - Dec 1985 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Nov 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden 9 - Nov 1985 (4 weeks), Brazil 10 of 1986, Belgium 10 - Nov 1985 (5 weeks), Holland 11 - Nov 1985 (9 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Dec 1985 (9 weeks), Australia 12 of 1986, UK 16 - Nov 1985 (10 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1986, US CashBox 20 of 1986, Italy 49 of 1986, Billboard 50th song 61, nuTsie 69 of 1980s, RIAA 292
37 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love 1981 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1981 (26 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1981, Record World 1 - 1981, WABC NY 1 of 1981, ARC 1 of 1981 (peak 1 20 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1981, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1981, Springbok 1 - Oct 1981 (19 weeks), US Radio 2 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), Oscar in 1981 (film 'Endless Love') (Nominated), Grammy in 1981 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1981 (film 'Endless Love') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1981), Holland 4 - Sep 1981 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 5 - Sep 1981 (10 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1981, Switzerland 6 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), South Africa 6 of 1981, UK 7 - Sep 1981 (12 weeks), US BB 8 of 1981, Norway 8 - Sep 1981 (3 weeks), Australia 8 of 1981, Belgium 9 - Sep 1981 (8 weeks), Billboard 50th song 13, POP 14 of 1981, nuTsie 18 of 1980s, Italy 84 of 1981
38 J Geils Band Centrefold 1982 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1981 (24 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, WABC NY 1 of 1982, ARC 1 of 1982 (peak 1 21 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1981 (19 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1982, Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 1982, Belgium 2 - Mar 1982 (7 weeks), UK 3 - Feb 1982 (9 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1982, Springbok 3 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1982 (8 weeks), Australia 4 of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), US Radio 5 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), Holland 6 - Feb 1982 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 8 - Mar 1982 (10 weeks), Austria 11 - Apr 1982 (1 week), Germany 21 - Mar 1982 (2 months), US BB 23 of 1982, Brazil 34 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 52, POP 61 of 1982, nuTsie 82 of 1980s, OzNet 401, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), RYM 72 of 1981
39 U2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 1987 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1987 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jun 1987, ASCAP song of 1987, Poland 2 - Jun 1987 (13 weeks), Grammy in 1987 (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 1988 (Nominated), UK 6 - Jun 1987 (13 weeks), ARC 6 of 1987 (peak 1 13 weeks), Holland 6 - Jun 1987 (9 weeks), Sweden 6 - Jun 1987 (2 weeks), 6 in 2FM list, Austria 10 - Sep 1987 (2 weeks), Brazil 10 of 1987, US Radio 13 of 1987 (peak 1 9 weeks), Belgium 13 - Jun 1987 (6 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1987, POP 17 of 1987, Switzerland 18 - Jul 1987 (8 weeks), US BB 20 of 1987, Germany 20 - Jun 1987 (2 months), KROQ 26 of 1987, TheQ 29, Virgin 40, nuTsie 47 of 1980s, Europe 62 of the 1980s (1987), Vinyl Surrender 72 (1987), Rolling Stone 93, Italy 100 of 1987, RIAA 120, OzNet 152, WXPN 303, Acclaimed 322 (1987), RYM 18 of 1987, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
40 Dexys Midnight Runners Come On Eileen 1982 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1983 (23 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1982 (16 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1982, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1982, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1982, Springbok 1 - Oct 1982 (15 weeks), POP 2 of 1983, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1982), Holland 4 - Aug 1982 (11 weeks), US BB 5 of 1983, France 5 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Germany 5 - Jan 1983 (4 months), Austria 9 - Nov 1982 (2 weeks), UK sales 10 of the 1980s (1,200 k in 1982), US CashBox 12 of 1983, Australia 12 of 1982, France (SNEP) 13 - May 1983 (1 month), Scrobulate 15 of 80s, US Radio 27 of 1983 (peak 1 11 weeks), ARC 38 of 1983 (peak 1 13 weeks), Virgin 85, nuTsie 85 of 1980s, OzNet 117, Germany 244 of the 1980s (peak 6 14 weeks), UKMIX 373, Acclaimed 1040 (1982), RYM 11 of 1982, NY Daily Love list 63, Party 36 of 2007
41 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra 1982 US Billboard 1 - May 1982 (25 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1982 (18 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1982 (11 weeks), Poland 1 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1982, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1982, UK 2 - Jun 1982 (11 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1982, Austria 2 - Aug 1982 (3 weeks), Springbok 2 - Aug 1982 (15 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), Germany 3 - Aug 1982 (4 months), Norway 4 - Jul 1982 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1982), ARC 5 of 1982 (peak 1 19 weeks), Canada 5 - Jun 1982 (13 weeks), Switzerland 9 of 1982, France 10 - Dec 1982 (1 week), Australia 13 of 1982, South Africa 17 of 1982, Holland 18 - Jun 1982 (6 weeks), WABC NY 22 of 1982, US BB 36 of 1982, Brazil 57 of 1982, POP 67 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 70, Italy 95 of 1982, Germany 108 of the 1980s (peak 2 15 weeks), OzNet 544, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), RYM 161 of 1982, Party 249 of 1999
42 Starsound Stars On 45 1981 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1981 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada 1 - May 1981 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1981 (13 weeks), Austria 1 - May 1981 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1981 (14 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1981, Belgium 1 - Feb 1981 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Mar 1981 (7 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - May 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 12 weeks - May 1981, New Zealand 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1981, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1981, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - May 1981, Spain 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1981, UK 2 - Apr 1981 (14 weeks), Australia 2 of 1981, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1981), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), Norway 5 - Jun 1981 (10 weeks), Germany 5 of the 1980s (peak 1 24 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Jun 1981 (18 weeks), Springbok 10 - Jun 1981 (7 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1981, WABC NY 21 of 1981, ARC 32 of 1981 (peak 1 13 weeks), Italy 54 of 1981, Brazil 91 of 1981
43 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy 1988 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1988 (26 weeks), Austria 1 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1989 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1988, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Europe 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1988, Grammy in 1988, UK 2 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), Holland 2 - Oct 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1988 (21 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Springbok 4 - Dec 1988 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Norway 5 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1989, Sweden 13 - Oct 1988 (4 weeks), Poland 13 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), POP 13 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 19 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 23 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), Switzerland 26 of 1989, US CashBox 28 of 1988, Brazil 30 of 1988, US Radio 32 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Scrobulate 92 of happy, Italy 97 of 1989, RIAA 301, RYM 94 of 1988
44 Falco Rock Me Amadeus 1986 UK 1 - Mar 1986 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1986 (17 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1985 (6 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1985 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Sep 1985 (17 weeks), Austria 1 - May 1985 (6 weeks), Germany 1 - Jun 1985 (4 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Apr 1986, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Feb 1986, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1986, Springbok 1 - Apr 1986 (20 weeks), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1985, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1985, France 2 - Nov 1985 (3 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jun 1985 (20 weeks), Belgium 2 - May 1986 (10 weeks), Holland 3 - May 1986 (9 weeks), South Africa 3 of 1986, UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1986), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1985), Switzerland 5 of 1985, Norway 6 - Apr 1986 (7 weeks), US Radio 12 of 1986 (peak 1 9 weeks), Italy 18 of 1985, US CashBox 19 of 1986, Brazil 20 of 1986, Poland 24 - Jun 1985 (5 weeks), POP 29 of 1986, US BB 30 of 1986, ARC 38 of 1986 (peak 1 12 weeks), Germany 50 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), Scrobulate 65 of 80s, KROQ 74 of 1986, RYM 63 of 1985
45 Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do With It? 1984 US Billboard 1 - May 1984 (28 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1984 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1984, Australia 1 for 1 week - Sep 1984, Grammy in 1984, US CashBox 2 of 1984, ARC 2 of 1984 (peak 1 18 weeks), Springbok 2 - Sep 1984 (19 weeks), UK 3 - Jun 1984 (16 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Sep 1984 (12 weeks), Austria 4 - Nov 1984 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1984), US Radio 5 of 1984 (peak 1 13 weeks), Sweden 5 - Sep 1984 (4 weeks), France 8 - Aug 1984 (1 week), Switzerland 8 - Aug 1984 (17 weeks), Germany 8 - Aug 1984 (4 months), Norway 10 - Nov 1984 (1 week), nuTsie 11 of 1980s, France (SNEP) 14 - Nov 1984 (1 month), South Africa 14 of 1985, POP 14 of 1984, Holland 15 - Sep 1984 (7 weeks), US BB 17 of 1984, Poland 20 - Aug 1984 (6 weeks), Australia 22 of 1984, Belgium 23 - Oct 1984 (2 weeks), RIAA 38, Brazil 53 of 1984, Italy 100 of 1984, OzNet 221, Rolling Stone 309, Acclaimed 359 (1984), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1984), RYM 57 of 1984
46 Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer 1987 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1986 (21 weeks), US BB 1 of 1987, Sweden 1 - Dec 1986 (8 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1987, Norway 1 - Dec 1986 (10 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1987, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jun 1987, POP 1 of 1987, Holland 2 - Dec 1986 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 1986 (39 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1987 (peak 1 10 weeks), France 4 - Nov 1986 (1 week), Poland 4 - Feb 1987 (25 weeks), Belgium 4 - Jan 1987 (11 weeks), US CashBox 5 of 1987, Springbok 5 - May 1987 (15 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Jan 1987 (12 weeks), ARC 13 of 1987 (peak 1 13 weeks), Australia 17 of 1987, Germany 25 - Feb 1987 (1 month), Europe 50 of the 1980s (1986), Vinyl Surrender 53 (1986), nuTsie 57 of 1980s, Acclaimed 528 (1986), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1986), RYM 55 of 1986, Party 21 of 2007
47 Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy 1989 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1989 (23 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 1989 (5 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1989, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1989, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1989, Germany 2 - Feb 1989 (4 months), Grammy in 1989 (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 1989 (Nominated), Holland 3 - Jan 1989 (10 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Feb 1989 (18 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 4 - Feb 1989 (19 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), UK 5 - Jan 1989 (13 weeks), Belgium 5 - Feb 1989 (11 weeks), Australia 5 of 1989, Norway 6 - Apr 1989 (4 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1989, US BB 9 of 1989, France 9 - Dec 1988 (1 week), Poland 9 - Mar 1989 (9 weeks), POP 9 of 1989, ARC 11 of 1989 (peak 1 14 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1989, Sweden 13 - Feb 1989 (4 weeks), US Radio 19 of 1989 (peak 1 10 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1989, KROQ 31 of 1989, Italy 47 of 1989, Germany 99 of the 1980s (peak 2 15 weeks), OzNet 134, Acclaimed 672 (1989), RYM 190 of 1988
48 Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas? 1984 UK 1 - Dec 1984 (49 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1984 (8 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 1984 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1984 (19 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1985 (2 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1984 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1985 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1984 (7 weeks), Italy 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1985, Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1984, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1985, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1985, Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1985, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1985, UK sales 1 of the 1980s (3,550 k in 1984), Germany 2 - Jan 1985 (3 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1984), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1984), Scrobulate 6 of christmas, Poland 8 - Dec 1984 (6 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Dec 1984 (8 weeks), Springbok 13 - Feb 1985 (5 weeks), Australia 19 of 1985, Italy 19 of 1985, Sweden 23 - Dec 2007 (4 weeks), KROQ 25 of 1984, Switzerland 29 of 1985, Japan (Tokyo) 62 - Dec 1988 (2 weeks), US CashBox 73 of 1985, Europe 78 of the 1980s (1984), US Radio 122 of 1985 (peak 13 4 weeks), UKMIX 183, OzNet 301, Germany 325 of the 1980s (peak 1 8 weeks), RYM 24 of 1984, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1984
49 The Bangles Eternal Flame 1989 UK 1 - Feb 1989 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1989 (19 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1989 (16 weeks), Sweden 1 - Apr 1989 (10 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1989 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1989 (15 weeks), Australia 1 of 1989, Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 1 week - Jun 1989, Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Feb 1989 (22 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 1989 (19 weeks), Austria 3 - May 1989 (5 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1989), Switzerland 5 of 1989, Germany 5 - May 1989 (4 months), US CashBox 7 of 1989, France 10 - Feb 1989 (1 week), Brazil 10 of 1989, US BB 11 of 1989, US Radio 21 of 1989 (peak 1 8 weeks), POP 25 of 1989, Europe 27 of the 1980s (1988), ARC 33 of 1989 (peak 1 13 weeks), Scrobulate 70 of 80s, OzNet 141, Germany 196 of the 1980s (peak 4 14 weeks), UKMIX 649, RYM 73 of 1989
50 Madonna Papa Don't Preach 1986 UK 1 - Jun 1986 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1986 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Aug 1986 (5 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1986 (10 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1986 (12 weeks), Italy 1 of 1986, Italy 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1986, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1986, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1986, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1986, Europe 1 for 11 weeks - Aug 1986, Holland 2 - Jun 1986 (13 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jul 1986 (13 weeks), Poland 2 - Aug 1986 (18 weeks), Germany 2 - Jul 1986 (3 months), Austria 4 - Aug 1986 (4 weeks), Springbok 4 - Sep 1986 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1998), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1986), ARC 8 of 1986 (peak 1 13 weeks), Australia 9 of 1986, US Radio 10 of 1986 (peak 1 9 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1986, US CashBox 18 of 1986, US BB 19 of 1986, POP 35 of 1986, 37 in 2FM list, nuTsie 44 of 1980s, Brazil 70 of 1986, Germany 215 of the 1980s (peak 2 11 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 219 of the 1980s (peak 2, 22 weeks, 456k sales estimated, 1986), UKMIX 720, Acclaimed 761 (1986), RYM 43 of 1986
51 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), UKMIX 523, RYM 98 of 1983, Party 75 of 2007
52 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), 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, RYM 34 of 1983
53 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), Italy 83 of 1983, OzNet 792, RYM 81 of 1983
54 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting 1989 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1989 (21 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Jul 1989 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Sep 1989 (10 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1989 (27 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Sep 1989, Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1989, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1989, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1989, Spain 1 for 1 week - Feb 1990, UK 2 - Sep 1989 (10 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1989), Holland 3 - Sep 1989 (12 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1989 (12 weeks), Norway 4 - Sep 1989 (8 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Oct 1989 (19 weeks), US Radio 10 of 1989 (peak 1 9 weeks), France 10 - Oct 1989 (1 week), Japan (Osaku) 12 of 1989 (peak 4 14 weeks), Australia 16 of 1989, Germany 17 - Oct 1989 (2 months), Austria 21 - Nov 1989 (2 weeks), US BB 25 of 1989, ARC 45 of 1989 (peak 1 11 weeks), Brazil 47 of 1989, POP 67 of 1989, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1989)
55 The B52s Love Shack 1989 US BB 1 of 1989, Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1990, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1990, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1989, POP 1 of 1989, UK 2 - Mar 1990 (13 weeks), KROQ 2 of 1989, US Billboard 3 - Sep 1989 (26 weeks), France 4 - Oct 1989 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1989), Japan (Tokyo) 5 - Oct 1989 (21 weeks), Belgium 9 - Jan 1990 (2 weeks), ARC 10 of 1989 (peak 2 16 weeks), Australia 16 of 1990, Holland 18 - Dec 1989 (6 weeks), Sweden 20 - Mar 1990 (1 week), Brazil 36 of 1989, US Radio 58 of 1989 (peak 5 8 weeks), Scrobulate 61 of 80s, nuTsie 68 of 1980s, TheQ 238, Rolling Stone 243, RIAA 243, OzNet 311, WXPN 498, Acclaimed 662 (1989), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1990), RYM 37 of 1989, Party 3 of 2007
56 Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes Up Where We Belong 1982 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1982 (22 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1982, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1983, Springbok 1 - Mar 1983 (19 weeks), Oscar in 1982 (film 'An Officer & A Gentleman'), Golden Globe in 1982 (film 'An Officer & a Gentleman'), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Sweden (alt) 3 - Dec 1982 (27 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1982 (26 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1983, Australia 5 of 1983, UK 7 - Jan 1983 (14 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Jan 1983 (5 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1982, Germany 9 - Apr 1983 (3 months), Austria 14 - Jan 1983 (1 week), POP 17 of 1982, ARC 21 of 1982 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 25 of 1982 (peak 1 11 weeks), US BB 28 of 1982, WABC NY 28 of 1982, nuTsie 71 of 1980s, AFI 75, RIAA 323, OzNet 536, Acclaimed 2150 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1983)
57 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is 1985 UK 1 - Dec 1984 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1984 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1984 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1984 (19 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1985 (16 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1983 (22 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1985, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1985, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1985, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1985, Switzerland 2 - Jan 1985 (17 weeks), Springbok 2 - Feb 1985 (17 weeks), ARC 3 of 1985 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1985 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1985), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1985), Australia 5 of 1985, Holland 6 - Dec 1984 (15 weeks), Austria 7 - Feb 1985 (4 weeks), Belgium 7 - Dec 1984 (14 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1985, Brazil 12 of 1985, Switzerland 12 of 1985, South Africa 12 of 1985, POP 17 of 1985, US BB 34 of 1985, Europe 38 of the 1980s (1984), OzNet 180, Germany 255 of the 1980s (peak 3 12 weeks), Rolling Stone 476, Acclaimed 659 (1984), UKMIX 876, RYM 186 of 1984
58 Queen Another One Bites the Dust 1980 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1980 (30 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1980, Record World 1 - 1980, WABC NY 1 of 1980, US Radio 1 of 1980 (peak 1 17 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1980 (16 weeks), France 1 - Oct 1980 (4 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1980, Spain 1 for 1 week - Feb 1981, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1980), US BB 3 of 1980, Springbok 3 - Oct 1980 (16 weeks), POP 3 of 1980, ARC 6 of 1980 (peak 1 20 weeks), Austria 6 - Dec 1980 (5 weeks), UK 7 - Sep 1980 (9 weeks), Belgium 7 - Sep 1980 (9 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1981 (4 months), Switzerland 8 - Nov 1980 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 12 - Nov 1980 (4 weeks), Holland 14 - Sep 1980 (11 weeks), KROQ 22 of 1980, Brazil 28 of 1980, Billboard 50th song 34, nuTsie 36 of 1980s, Scrobulate 41 of rock, Italy 45 of 1981, OzNet 50, Germany 249 of the 1980s (peak 6 16 weeks), Acclaimed 2304 (1980), RYM 37 of 1980, Party 118 of 2007
59 Soft Cell Tainted Love 1981 UK 1 - Aug 1981 (30 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1981 (18 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1981 (4 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1981 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1982, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1982, Springbok 1 - Dec 1981 (19 weeks), Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1981, Austria 2 - Dec 1981 (3 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1981 (15 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1982 (5 months), Scrobulate 2 of 80s, Australia 3 of 1982, Sweden (alt) 4 - Oct 1981 (24 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Dec 1981 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1981), Holland 5 - Oct 1981 (9 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1982, US Billboard 8 - Jan 1982 (43 weeks), US BB 15 of 1982, POP 18 of 1982, nuTsie 19 of 1980s, ARC 29 of 1982 (peak 5 20 weeks), Germany 37 of the 1980s (peak 1 18 weeks), KROQ 38 of 1982, Virgin 41, US CashBox 50 of 1982, US Radio 59 of 1982 (peak 8 9 weeks), UKMIX 95, Acclaimed 163 (1981), Belgium 242 of all time, France (InfoDisc) 255 of the 1980s (peak 4, 27 weeks, 431k sales estimated, 1981), OzNet 451, WXPN 745, RYM 4 of 1981, Party 142 of 2007
60 Guns n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine 1988 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1988 (24 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1988, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2008), US Radio 4 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), UK 6 - Aug 1988 (52 weeks), ARC 6 of 1988 (peak 1 14 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1988, POP 6 of 1988, US BB 7 of 1988, nuTsie 8 of 1980s, France 10 - Sep 1988 (1 week), Switzerland 15 - Jun 1989 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 15 of hard rock, Vinyl Surrender 18 (1987), Holland 24 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), 24 in 2FM list, Sweden 27 - Jul 2008 (1 week), Belgium 29 - Oct 1989 (1 week), Poland 33 - Sep 1988 (5 weeks), TheQ 36, Japan (Tokyo) 72 - Nov 1988 (2 weeks), DMDB 83 (1988), Acclaimed 109 (1987), Belgium 180 of all time, Rolling Stone 196, RIAA 210, RYM 10 of 1988
61 Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go Go 1984 UK 1 - May 1984 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1984 (23 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1984 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Jun 1984 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Jun 1984 (19 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1984 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1984 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1984, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1984, Europe 1 for 1 week - Jul 1984, Switzerland 2 - Jun 1984 (15 weeks), Germany 2 - Jun 1984 (4 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1992), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1984), Australia 5 of 1984, US BB 6 of 1984, Austria 6 - Jul 1984 (4 weeks), POP 7 of 1984, Switzerland 8 of 1984, Springbok 9 - Sep 1984 (17 weeks), France (SNEP) 15 - Dec 1984 (1 month), US Radio 17 of 1984 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1984, ARC 20 of 1984 (peak 1 14 weeks), KROQ 20 of 1984, Poland 23 - Jun 1984 (4 weeks), Brazil 48 of 1985, Europe 84 of the 1980s (1984), OzNet 146, Germany 230 of the 1980s (peak 2 12 weeks), UKMIX 802, RYM 195 of 1984
62 Olivia Newton-John (Let's Get) Physical 1981 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1981 (26 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Switzerland 1 - Nov 1981 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1981 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1981, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1981, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1981, WABC NY 2 of 1982, France 2 - Nov 1981 (1 week), Brazil 2 of 1982, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), ARC 3 of 1981 (peak 1 23 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1981 (peak 1 16 weeks), Holland 4 - Oct 1981 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1982 (5 months), US CashBox 6 of 1981, UK 7 - Oct 1981 (16 weeks), France (SNEP) 7 - Nov 1981 (2 months), Austria 7 - Dec 1981 (2 weeks), Springbok 11 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1981, Sweden (alt) 15 - Nov 1981 (10 weeks), US BB 37 of 1981, POP 41 of 1981, nuTsie 51 of 1980s, Italy 62 of 1982, Germany 201 of the 1980s (peak 4 15 weeks), OzNet 319, RYM 124 of 1981
63 Roxette The Look 1989 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1989 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 1989 (11 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1989 (27 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1989 (18 weeks), Germany 1 - Apr 1989 (5 months), New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - May 1989, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1989, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1989, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - May 1989, Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Mar 1989 (18 weeks), Holland 2 - Mar 1989 (12 weeks), Austria 2 - May 1989 (7 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1989, Belgium 2 - Apr 1989 (12 weeks), Australia 3 of 1989, France 4 - Apr 1989 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), US CashBox 6 of 1989, UK 7 - Apr 1989 (13 weeks), Poland 8 - Apr 1989 (17 weeks), Italy 9 of 1989, US Radio 14 of 1989 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 21 of 1989, Germany 30 of the 1980s (peak 1 18 weeks), Brazil 35 of 1989, POP 39 of 1989, ARC 41 of 1989 (peak 1 12 weeks), OzNet 567, RYM 94 of 1989
64 Phil Collins In the Air Tonight 1981 Holland 1 - Feb 1981 (17 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Feb 1981 (28 weeks), Austria 1 - Apr 1981 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1981 (13 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 2008, Germany 1 for 1 week - May 1981, ASCAP song of 1981, UK 2 - Jan 1981 (36 weeks), France 2 - Mar 1981 (3 weeks), Germany 2 - Mar 1981 (6 months), Springbok 2 - Jun 1981 (11 weeks), Canada 3 - Jun 1981 (16 weeks), Belgium 3 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1988), Switzerland 5 of 1981, France (SNEP) 7 - May 1981 (2 months), OzNet 7, Poland 12 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Europe 13 of the 1980s (1981), France (InfoDisc) 15 of the 1980s (peak 1, 35 weeks, 380k sales estimated, 1981), POP 16 of 1981, Record World 17 - 1981, US Billboard 19 - May 1981 (17 weeks), Australia 23 of 1981, Italy 23 of 1981, US BB 27 of 1981, Germany 44 of the 1980s (peak 1 22 weeks), Scrobulate 60 of pop, TheQ 87, US Radio 118 of 1981 (peak 19 2 weeks), Belgium 230 of all time, UKMIX 717, Acclaimed 1238 (1981), RYM 15 of 1981
65 The Pet Shop Boys West End Girls 1986 UK 1 - Nov 1985 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1986 (20 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1986 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1986, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1986, US CashBox 2 of 1986, Switzerland 2 - Jan 1986 (12 weeks), Springbok 2 - Feb 1986 (18 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1986 (11 weeks), Sweden 3 - Jan 1986 (6 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jul 1984 (13 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1986 (3 months), Canada 4 - Apr 1986 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1986), US Radio 5 of 1986 (peak 1 11 weeks), Austria 5 - Feb 1986 (3 weeks), France 7 - Oct 1985 (1 week), KROQ 11 of 1984, ARC 13 of 1986 (peak 1 14 weeks), Poland 14 - Jan 1986 (13 weeks), US BB 16 of 1986, South Africa 18 of 1986, Scrobulate 32 of 80s, POP 43 of 1986, Brazil 44 of 1986, Japan (Tokyo) 86 - Jun 1989 (1 week), nuTsie 98 of 1980s, Germany 232 of the 1980s (peak 2 11 weeks), WXPN 478, OzNet 694, Acclaimed 890 (1985), RYM 15 of 1985
66 The Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian 1986 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1986 (22 weeks), Holland 1 - Nov 1986 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1986 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jan 1987, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1987, Springbok 1 - Dec 1986 (19 weeks), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1986, Top Song of 1987 of the Billboard 50th list, Germany 2 - Jan 1987 (4 months), UK 3 - Sep 1986 (21 weeks), ARC 3 of 1986 (peak 1 15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), US Radio 6 of 1986 (peak 1 10 weeks), Austria 7 - Jan 1987 (3 weeks), Australia 7 of 1987, US BB 8 of 1986, Switzerland 8 - Jan 1987 (8 weeks), South Africa 8 of 1987, POP 9 of 1986, Sweden 14 - Nov 1986 (2 weeks), KROQ 27 of 1986, Italy 38 of 1987, Brazil 50 of 1987, Scrobulate 75 of 80s, nuTsie 86 of 1980s, Germany 220 of the 1980s (peak 1 10 weeks), UKMIX 788, Acclaimed 2472 (1986), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1986), RYM 81 of 1986, Party 166 of 2007
67 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax 1984 UK 1 - Nov 1983 (63 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Apr 1984 (3 months), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1984 (16 weeks), Germany 1 - Feb 1984 (4 months), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1984, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1984, TOTP 1, KROQ 1 of 1984, France 2 - Nov 1983 (3 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1984 (13 weeks), UK sales 2 of the 1980s (1,910 k in 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1984), Belgium 3 - Jan 1984 (20 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Mar 1984 (10 weeks), Austria 4 - Mar 1984 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), UKMIX 4, Holland 5 - Jan 1984 (15 weeks), Switzerland 6 of 1984, Canada 7 - Apr 1984 (12 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Jan 1985 (23 weeks), US BB 11 of 1985, Italy 11 of 1984, Australia 16 of 1984, POP 16 of 1985, Poland 18 - Feb 1984 (8 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 26 of the 1980s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 750k sales estimated, 1984), Virgin 31, Japan (Tokyo) 40 - Nov 1993 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 45 of 80s, nuTsie 63 of 1980s, Germany 72 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), Europe 94 of the 1980s (1984), US Radio 112 of 1985 (peak 10 5 weeks), Acclaimed 270 (1983), OzNet 574, RYM 21 of 1983
68 Jefferson Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now 1987 UK 1 - Apr 1987 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1987 (22 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1987, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1987, France 2 - Apr 1987 (5 weeks), Norway 2 - Apr 1987 (12 weeks), Oscar in 1987 (film 'Mannequin') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1987 (film 'Mannequin') (Nominated), Sweden 3 - Mar 1987 (6 weeks), Springbok 3 - May 1987 (23 weeks), Austria 4 - May 1987 (4 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Apr 1987 (18 weeks), Germany 4 - Apr 1987 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1987), US Radio 5 of 1987 (peak 1 10 weeks), Holland 5 - Apr 1987 (13 weeks), Poland 5 - Mar 1987 (14 weeks), Belgium 5 - Apr 1987 (12 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1987, US CashBox 8 of 1987, Switzerland 8 of 1987, ARC 11 of 1987 (peak 1 14 weeks), Australia 12 of 1987, Brazil 36 of 1987, POP 45 of 1987, Germany 270 of the 1980s (peak 3 11 weeks), UKMIX 363, RYM 173 of 1987
69 John Lennon Woman 1981 UK 1 - Jan 1981 (11 weeks), Canada 1 - Jan 1981 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1981, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1981, US Billboard 2 - Jan 1981 (20 weeks), Record World 2 - 1981, Switzerland 2 - Mar 1981 (9 weeks), WABC NY 3 of 1981, Austria 4 - Mar 1981 (4 weeks), Springbok 4 - Mar 1981 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1981), Norway 5 - Feb 1981 (12 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1981 (peak 2 14 weeks), France 7 - Mar 1981 (1 week), Germany 7 - Feb 1981 (5 months), France (SNEP) 9 - Apr 1981 (1 month), US CashBox 16 of 1981, Brazil 16 of 1981, Belgium 16 - Feb 1981 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Feb 1981 (2 weeks), ARC 21 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), Holland 21 - Mar 1981 (5 weeks), US BB 30 of 1981, Japan (Tokyo) 31 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Italy 34 of 1981, POP 34 of 1981, Virgin 59, OzNet 139, Germany 213 of the 1980s (peak 4 15 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), RYM 22 of 1981
70 Madonna Like a Virgin 1984 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1984 (18 weeks), ARC 1 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jan 1985, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1984, Canada 2 - Nov 1984 (12 weeks), Belgium 2 - Dec 1984 (11 weeks), Springbok 2 - Mar 1985 (15 weeks), UK 3 - Nov 1984 (18 weeks), Holland 4 - Nov 1984 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1985), POP 4 of 1984, US BB 5 of 1984, nuTsie 6 of 1980s, Brazil 7 of 1985, Germany 7 - Jan 1985 (3 months), Sweden 8 - Dec 1984 (6 weeks), Norway 8 - Feb 1985 (5 weeks), France 9 - Nov 1984 (1 week), Switzerland 9 - Dec 1984 (14 weeks), Austria 10 - Feb 1985 (3 weeks), Sweden (alt) 15 - Nov 1984 (11 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1984 (peak 1 10 weeks), South Africa 19 of 1985, Australia 25 of 1985, US CashBox 29 of 1985, Scrobulate 45 of pop, Italy 70 of 1985, Billboard 50th song 95, Acclaimed 215 (1984), UKMIX 922, RYM 44 of 1984, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
71 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) 1984 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1984 (24 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1984 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1984 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1984, UK 2 - Apr 1984 (18 weeks), Oscar in 1984 (film 'Against All Odds') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1984 (film 'Against All Odds') (Nominated), US Radio 3 of 1984 (peak 1 13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Apr 1984 (17 weeks), Belgium 3 - Apr 1984 (10 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1984 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1984), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1988), ARC 5 of 1984 (peak 1 15 weeks), France (SNEP) 6 - Jul 1984 (3 months), France 6 - Apr 1984 (1 week), US CashBox 7 of 1984, Poland 8 - Apr 1984 (10 weeks), Italy 8 of 1984, Springbok 9 - Jun 1984 (11 weeks), Holland 10 - Apr 1984 (10 weeks), Germany 10 - May 1984 (3 months), Austria 13 - Jul 1984 (2 weeks), POP 18 of 1984, Australia 21 of 1984, Switzerland 24 of 1984, US BB 25 of 1984, Brazil 32 of 1984, Europe 37 of the 1980s (1984), France (InfoDisc) 86 of the 1980s (peak 3, 32 weeks, 450k sales estimated, 1984), OzNet 739, RYM 143 of 1984
72 U2 Desire 1988 UK 1 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), Poland 1 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1988, Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1988, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1988, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1988, Holland 2 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1988 (17 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1988 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), KROQ 4 of 1988, Norway 5 - Oct 1988 (8 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Oct 1988 (12 weeks), Italy 10 of 1988, Germany 11 - Oct 1988 (2 months), Sweden 12 - Oct 1988 (3 weeks), Austria 23 - Nov 1988 (1 week), ARC 34 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), US Radio 54 of 1988 (peak 3 8 weeks), Acclaimed 2038 (1988), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1988), RYM 65 of 1988
73 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love 1980 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1979 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1980, Canada 1 - Jan 1980 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1979 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1980, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1980, UK 2 - Oct 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1979 (11 weeks), Brazil 3 of 1980, Australia 3 of 1980, Springbok 3 - Jan 1980 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1980), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1979), US CashBox 5 of 1980, Switzerland 5 - Jan 1980 (8 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1980 (peak 1 14 weeks), Norway 8 - Dec 1979 (6 weeks), ARC 9 of 1980 (peak 1 16 weeks), Austria 9 - Jan 1980 (4 weeks), Germany 13 - Jan 1980 (3 months), US BB 16 of 1980, WABC NY 17 of 1980, D.Marsh 17 of 1979, POP 50 of 1980, Scrobulate 64 of classic rock, KROQ 98 of 1980, Europe 100 of the 1970s (1979), OzNet 438, RYM 93 of 1979, NY Daily Love list 18, Party 74 of 2007
74 Van Halen Jump 1984 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1984 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Jan 1984 (18 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Jun 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1984, US Radio 2 of 1984 (peak 1 13 weeks), Springbok 2 - Mar 1984 (19 weeks), Germany 3 - Mar 1984 (3 months), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1984 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1984), US CashBox 5 of 1984, Austria 5 - May 1984 (2 weeks), UK 7 - Feb 1984 (13 weeks), ARC 7 of 1984 (peak 1 15 weeks), France 8 - Mar 1984 (1 week), US BB 10 of 1984, Sweden (alt) 11 - Mar 1984 (10 weeks), France (SNEP) 12 - Apr 1984 (1 month), South Africa 13 of 1984, Poland 14 - Feb 1984 (8 weeks), Belgium 17 - Feb 1984 (2 weeks), nuTsie 24 of 1980s, Holland 29 - Feb 1984 (4 weeks), Europe 35 of the 1980s (1984), POP 35 of 1984, Italy 36 of 1984, Brazil 41 of 1984, Scrobulate 56 of 80s, DMDB 60 (1984), Japan (Tokyo) 80 - Jan 1997 (1 week), RIAA 119, Acclaimed 164 (1984), Germany 397 of the 1980s (peak 4 9 weeks), RYM 50 of 1984, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
75 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, ASCAP song of 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, 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), RYM 27 of 1983, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
76 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
77 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing the Mood 1989 UK 1 - Jul 1989 (19 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1989 (10 weeks), Austria 1 - Sep 1989 (5 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1989 (21 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1989 (10 weeks), Germany 1 - Aug 1989 (5 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1989, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1989, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1989, Europe 1 for 1 week - Aug 1989, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1989, Switzerland 2 - Sep 1989 (23 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1989), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1989), US Billboard 11 - Oct 1989 (19 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 11 - Dec 1989 (12 weeks), Switzerland 13 of 1989, Australia 15 of 1989, Brazil 23 of 1990, Germany 59 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), POP 72 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 75 of the 1980s (peak 1, 30 weeks, 615k sales estimated, 1989), Italy 82 of 1990, Japan (Osaku) 97 of 1990 (peak 23 13 weeks), UKMIX 208
78 Tears For Fears Shout 1985 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1985 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1985 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1985 (14 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1985 (15 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1985 (4 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1985, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1985, Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 1985, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1985, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1985, Belgium 2 - Jan 1985 (13 weeks), Springbok 2 - Mar 1985 (16 weeks), France 3 - Dec 1984 (2 weeks), Poland 3 - Mar 1983 (15 weeks), UK 4 - Dec 1984 (20 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1989), Sweden 5 - Dec 1984 (5 weeks), Norway 5 - Mar 1985 (10 weeks), KROQ 5 of 1985, Austria 6 - Mar 1985 (2 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1985, Switzerland 13 of 1985, US Radio 14 of 1985 (peak 1 9 weeks), Australia 14 of 1985, Sweden (alt) 16 - Feb 1985 (2 weeks), South Africa 16 of 1985, Italy 20 of 1985, ARC 27 of 1985 (peak 1 12 weeks), Scrobulate 36 of 80s, Brazil 64 of 1985, Germany 104 of the 1980s (peak 1 13 weeks), Acclaimed 974 (1984), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1985), RYM 27 of 1984
79 Irene Cara Fame 1980 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1983 (11 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1980 (7 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1980 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1982, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1982, Oscar in 1980 (film 'Fame'), Golden Globe in 1980 (film 'Fame'), France (SNEP) 2 - Oct 1980 (3 months), Record World 3 - 1980, Sweden (alt) 3 - Oct 1980 (32 weeks), Springbok 3 - Sep 1980 (12 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jun 1980 (26 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), US BB 9 of 1980, POP 10 of 1980, WABC NY 11 of 1980, ARC 20 of 1980 (peak 1 17 weeks), nuTsie 34 of 1980s, US CashBox 40 of 1980, US Radio 40 of 1980 (peak 4 10 weeks), Brazil 44 of 1980, AFI 51, Scrobulate 56 of disco, UKMIX 537, OzNet 794, RYM 148 of 1980
80 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer 1986 US Billboard 1 - May 1986 (21 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1986, MTV Video of the year 1987, Austria 2 - Jul 1986 (4 weeks), Grammy in 1986 (Nominated), Norway 3 - May 1986 (12 weeks), Springbok 3 - Aug 1986 (15 weeks), UK 4 - Apr 1986 (18 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Jun 1986 (16 weeks), Poland 4 - Jan 1986 (17 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1986, Belgium 7 - May 1986 (10 weeks), Germany 7 - Jun 1986 (3 months), KROQ 8 of 1986, Holland 10 - May 1986 (12 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1986, Canada 14 - May 1986 (3 weeks), US BB 15 of 1986, POP 15 of 1986, ARC 16 of 1986 (peak 1 14 weeks), Sweden 19 - May 1986 (2 weeks), US Radio 20 of 1986 (peak 1 10 weeks), Italy 34 of 1986, Vinyl Surrender 51 (1986), Scrobulate 52 of 80s, Brazil 54 of 1986, nuTsie 59 of 1980s, Belgium 192 of all time, Germany 378 of the 1980s (peak 7 13 weeks), Acclaimed 845 (1986), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1986), RYM 24 of 1986
81 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra Xanadu 1980 UK 1 - Jun 1980 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Jun 1980 (16 weeks), Austria 1 - Aug 1980 (5 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1980 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1980 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Jul 1980 (5 months), Eire 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1980, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1980, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1980, Spain 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1980, Switzerland 2 - Jul 1980 (14 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Jul 1980 (24 weeks), France 3 - Jul 1980 (2 weeks), Record World 4 - 1980, Switzerland 7 of 1980, US Billboard 8 - Aug 1980 (17 weeks), France (SNEP) 8 - Oct 1980 (1 month), Brazil 16 of 1980, Springbok 20 - Dec 1980 (1 week), Germany 33 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks), WABC NY 55 of 1980, US CashBox 67 of 1980, US Radio 68 of 1980 (peak 8 7 weeks), OzNet 204, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1980), RYM 91 of 1980
82 Kenny Loggins Footloose 1984 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1984 (23 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1984 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1984, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1984, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - May 1984, Springbok 1 - Apr 1984 (17 weeks), Oscar in 1984 (film 'Footloose') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1984 (film 'Footloose') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1990), US BB 3 of 1984, POP 3 of 1984, Switzerland 4 - May 1984 (13 weeks), Germany 4 - May 1984 (3 months), UK 6 - Apr 1984 (11 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1984 (peak 1 12 weeks), Australia 7 of 1984, ARC 8 of 1984 (peak 1 16 weeks), Austria 9 - Jul 1984 (2 weeks), US CashBox 11 of 1984, South Africa 12 of 1984, Belgium 26 - May 1984 (1 week), AFI 96, Germany 367 of the 1980s (peak 4 11 weeks), OzNet 402, RYM 164 of 1984, Party 43 of 2007
83 Prince Batdance 1989 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1989 (18 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 1 of 1989 (peak 1 23 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Jun 1989 (21 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1989 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1989 (8 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1989, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1989, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1989, UK 2 - Jun 1989 (12 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1989), Italy 3 of 1989, Holland 4 - Jun 1989 (9 weeks), France 5 - Jun 1989 (2 weeks), Belgium 5 - Jul 1989 (9 weeks), Switzerland 10 of 1989, Poland 12 - Jul 1989 (9 weeks), Germany 12 - Jul 1989 (3 months), Austria 17 - Aug 1989 (4 weeks), Australia 18 of 1989, US CashBox 34 of 1989, US Radio 36 of 1989 (peak 1 9 weeks), ARC 44 of 1989 (peak 1 11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1989), RYM 186 of 1989
84 Ray Parker Jr Ghostbusters 1984 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1984 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1984 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1984, Springbok 1 - Oct 1984 (20 weeks), UK 2 - Aug 1984 (37 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Aug 1984 (25 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Nov 1984 (2 months), Norway 2 - Sep 1984 (20 weeks), Belgium 2 - Aug 1984 (10 weeks), Oscar in 1984 (film 'Ghostbusters') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1984 (film 'Ghostbusters') (Nominated), Switzerland 3 - Sep 1984 (19 weeks), Australia 3 of 1984, US CashBox 4 of 1984, Holland 4 - Aug 1984 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1984), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1984), France 5 - Oct 1984 (2 weeks), Germany 6 - Sep 1984 (3 months), US Radio 7 of 1984 (peak 1 13 weeks), Sweden 8 - Sep 1984 (4 weeks), Austria 9 - Oct 1984 (4 weeks), ARC 11 of 1984 (peak 1 14 weeks), Switzerland 12 of 1984, Poland 16 - Sep 1984 (8 weeks), Italy 16 of 1985, France (InfoDisc) 22 of the 1980s (peak 1, 31 weeks, 1,160k sales estimated, 1984), US BB 34 of 1984, TOTP 38, UKMIX 97, Germany 331 of the 1980s (peak 4 11 weeks), OzNet 605, RYM 87 of 1984
85 Musical Youth Pass the Dutchie 1982 UK 1 - Sep 1982 (14 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1982 (9 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1982 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1982 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1982 (9 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1983, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1982, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1982, Europe 1 for 1 week - Feb 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Austria 2 - Jan 1983 (3 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1983 (3 months), France (SNEP) 4 - Jan 1983 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), Springbok 7 - Dec 1982 (13 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Dec 1982 (17 weeks), Sweden (alt) 15 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), POP 32 of 1983, US Radio 81 of 1983 (peak 10 6 weeks), US CashBox 89 of 1983, Germany 127 of the 1980s (peak 2 13 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 216 of the 1980s (peak 2, 25 weeks, 785k sales estimated, 1982), Acclaimed 2422 (1982)
86 Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me 1985 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1985 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1985 (11 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1985 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1985, Springbok 1 - Nov 1985 (26 weeks), South Africa 1 of 1986, Oscar in 1985 (film ' '), Golden Globe in 1985 (film 'White Nights'), Holland 2 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), Sweden 2 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1985 (15 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1985 (peak 1 11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1986), Sweden (alt) 6 - Nov 1985 (5 weeks), Austria 6 - Jan 1986 (4 weeks), Poland 7 - Nov 1985 (6 weeks), UK 8 - Nov 1985 (13 weeks), Switzerland 8 of 1986, ARC 9 of 1985 (peak 1 14 weeks), Germany 14 - Jan 1986 (3 months), Brazil 15 of 1986, US CashBox 23 of 1986, Italy 28 of 1986, POP 33 of 1985, Billboard 50th song 74
87 F R David Words 1982 Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1982 (29 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Sep 1982 (4 months), France 1 - Sep 1982 (5 weeks), Austria 1 - Nov 1982 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1982 (19 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1982, Norway 1 - Nov 1982 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1982 (18 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Germany 1 - Jan 1983 (5 months), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1983, Springbok 1 - Nov 1982 (25 weeks), Europe 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1982, France 1 for 1 week - Oct 1982, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Sep 1982, South Africa 1 of 1983, UK 2 - Mar 1983 (13 weeks), Holland 2 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), Germany 4 of the 1980s (peak 1 21 weeks), Italy 8 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 50 of the 1980s (peak 2, 26 weeks, 1,000k sales estimated, 1982), US Billboard 62 - Jul 1983 (9 weeks), OzNet 936
88 Chicago Hard to Say I'm Sorry 1982 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1982 (24 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1982 (12 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1982, ARC 3 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), UK 4 - Aug 1982 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1982), Austria 5 - Aug 1982 (5 weeks), Switzerland 5 of 1982, Poland 5 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1982 (peak 1 15 weeks), Germany 6 - Sep 1982 (4 months), Italy 7 of 1982, POP 9 of 1982, France 10 - Jul 1982 (1 week), Australia 10 of 1982, US CashBox 11 of 1982, US BB 12 of 1982, Springbok 14 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), Belgium 15 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), Holland 22 - Aug 1982 (5 weeks), Brazil 22 of 1982, WABC NY 27 of 1982, Scrobulate 47 of soft rock, Germany 360 of the 1980s (peak 6 13 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1982)
89 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car 1988 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1988 (20 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1988 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1988 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Feb 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1988, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1988, Springbok 1 - Apr 1988 (23 weeks), UK 3 - Feb 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Mar 1988 (13 weeks), Germany 3 - Mar 1988 (3 months), Australia 4 of 1988, US CashBox 6 of 1988, US Radio 6 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), Sweden 7 - Feb 1988 (3 weeks), South Africa 7 of 1988, Austria 8 - Apr 1988 (4 weeks), Poland 19 - Mar 1988 (10 weeks), ARC 23 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), Switzerland 26 of 1988, Brazil 52 of 1988, OzNet 261, Germany 303 of the 1980s (peak 3 11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1988)
90 Mike & The Mechanics The Living Years 1989 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1989 (20 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Jan 1989 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jan 1989, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1989, Australia 1 for 1 week - May 1989, UK 2 - Jan 1989 (11 weeks), Grammy in 1989 (Nominated), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1989), Sweden 6 - Feb 1989 (4 weeks), Poland 7 - Feb 1989 (10 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1989, Norway 10 - Mar 1989 (2 weeks), Australia 10 of 1989, Brazil 12 of 1989, ARC 16 of 1989 (peak 1 13 weeks), Germany 17 - Apr 1989 (1 month), Austria 18 - May 1989 (2 weeks), OzNet 19, Holland 20 - Feb 1989 (4 weeks), Belgium 22 - Feb 1989 (2 weeks), US Radio 25 of 1989 (peak 2 9 weeks), US BB 36 of 1989, POP 55 of 1989, RYM 30 of 1989
91 Michael Jackson Thriller 1984 US BB 1 of 1984, Canada 1 - Feb 1984 (9 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jan 1984 (4 months), Belgium 1 - Dec 1983 (10 weeks), Spain 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1984, POP 1 of 1984, MTV Video of the year 1984 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1989), Holland 3 - Dec 1983 (7 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Mar 2006 (26 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1984 (14 weeks), Austria 5 - Jul 2009 (2 weeks), France 6 - Nov 1983 (1 week), Norway 7 - Feb 2008 (6 weeks), Poland 7 - Jun 1983 (11 weeks), Germany 2000s 9 - Jul 2009 (23 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 1983 (53 weeks), Sweden 10 - Jul 2009 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 15 of pop, Australia 17 of 1984, Brazil 18 of 1984, Sweden (alt) 20 - Apr 1984 (2 weeks), ARC 46 of 1984 (peak 1 11 weeks), US CashBox 48 of 1984, US Radio 49 of 1984 (peak 4 8 weeks), Europe 51 of the 1980s (1983), France (InfoDisc) 87 of the 1980s (peak 1, 24 weeks, 979k sales estimated, 1983), Belgium 212 of all time, OzNet 314, Acclaimed 1906 (1982), RYM 20 of 1983
92 Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now 1988 UK 1 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1987 (24 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1987, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1988, Springbok 1 - Feb 1988 (23 weeks), Holland 2 - Jan 1988 (11 weeks), Belgium 2 - Feb 1988 (12 weeks), Norway 3 - Feb 1988 (8 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1988), South Africa 6 of 1988, France 8 - Feb 1988 (1 week), Sweden 9 - Nov 1987 (4 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Mar 1988 (9 weeks), US Radio 18 of 1987 (peak 1 9 weeks), Germany 18 - Feb 1988 (2 months), Austria 24 - Apr 1988 (1 week), ARC 31 of 1987 (peak 1 13 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1987, US BB 39 of 1987, Italy 47 of 1988, POP 75 of 1987, Brazil 89 of 1988, RYM 169 of 1987
93 Lionel Richie Hello 1984 UK 1 - Mar 1984 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1984 (24 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1984 (13 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1984 (15 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1984 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1984, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1984, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - May 1984, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1984, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - May 1984, Austria 3 - Jun 1984 (3 weeks), Poland 3 - Mar 1984 (20 weeks), Germany 3 - Apr 1984 (3 months), ARC 4 of 1984 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1984 (peak 1 14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1984), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1984), Switzerland 5 of 1984, Norway 5 - May 1984 (17 weeks), Springbok 5 - Jun 1984 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 6 - May 1984 (21 weeks), Australia 8 of 1984, US CashBox 12 of 1984, Brazil 29 of 1984, Europe 57 of the 1980s (1984), Germany 320 of the 1980s (peak 2 10 weeks), UKMIX 480
94 Kool & The Gang Celebration 1981 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1980 (29 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1981, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1981, Holland 2 - Dec 1980 (11 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1980 (14 weeks), Springbok 2 - Jan 1981 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1981), Switzerland 6 - Jan 1981 (7 weeks), UK 7 - Nov 1980 (13 weeks), POP 9 of 1981, US CashBox 10 of 1981, ARC 11 of 1981 (peak 1 18 weeks), US BB 15 of 1981, WABC NY 16 of 1981, South Africa 16 of 1981, Scrobulate 17 of disco, nuTsie 17 of 1980s, US Radio 24 of 1981 (peak 1 15 weeks), Germany 26 - Jan 1981 (1 month), Brazil 31 of 1981, D.Marsh 32 of 1980, RIAA 214, OzNet 526, Acclaimed 1668 (1980), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1980), RYM 200 of 1980, Party 9 of 2007
95 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place On Earth 1988 UK 1 - Dec 1987 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1987 (21 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 1988 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1988 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jan 1988, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1988, Springbok 1 - Feb 1988 (23 weeks), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1988, Belgium 2 - Jan 1988 (9 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1988 (3 months), South Africa 4 of 1988, Holland 7 - Jan 1988 (10 weeks), Switzerland 8 of 1988, Austria 10 - Mar 1988 (2 weeks), Australia 10 of 1988, ARC 12 of 1987 (peak 1 14 weeks), Poland 15 - Nov 1987 (14 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1987 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 17 of 1987, Italy 31 of 1988, POP 72 of 1987, Germany 344 of the 1980s (peak 3 9 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1988), RYM 53 of 1987
96 INXS Need You Tonight 1988 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1987 (25 weeks), ARC 1 of 1988 (peak 1 16 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1988, UK 2 - Oct 1987 (14 weeks), Springbok 5 - Mar 1988 (18 weeks), KROQ 6 of 1987, Belgium 8 - Jan 1988 (9 weeks), US Radio 9 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), France 10 - Oct 1987 (1 week), Holland 11 - Dec 1987 (10 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1988, Austria 16 - Mar 1988 (3 weeks), US BB 19 of 1988, Germany 22 - Feb 1988 (2 months), Brazil 25 of 1988, POP 25 of 1988, Scrobulate 31 of 80s, Italy 45 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 82 - Nov 1988 (2 weeks), Virgin 82, TheQ 277, Acclaimed 1919 (1987), RYM 100 of 1987
97 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), OzNet 722, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), RYM 189 of 1983
98 Madonna Who's That Girl? 1987 UK 1 - Jul 1987 (10 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jul 1987 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Jul 1987 (13 weeks), Poland 1 - Aug 1987 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1987 (12 weeks), Italy 1 for 12 weeks - Jul 1987, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1987, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1987, Sweden 2 - Aug 1987 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jul 1987 (14 weeks), Norway 2 - Jul 1987 (9 weeks), Golden Globe in 1987 (film 'Who's That Girl') (Nominated), Italy 3 of 1987, Germany 3 - Jul 1987 (3 months), Austria 4 - Sep 1987 (3 weeks), France 6 - Jul 1987 (1 week), Springbok 6 - Sep 1987 (14 weeks), Switzerland 10 of 1987, US CashBox 14 of 1987, US Radio 29 of 1987 (peak 1 8 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1987, ARC 36 of 1987 (peak 1 12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 202 of the 1980s (peak 2, 25 weeks, 417k sales estimated, 1987), Germany 252 of the 1980s (peak 2 10 weeks), OzNet 458, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1987)
99 Kaoma Lambada 1989 Holland 1 - Aug 1989 (21 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1989 (7 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1989 (29 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1989 (22 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1989 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1989 (16 weeks), Italy 1 of 1989, Italy 1 for 19 weeks - Sep 1989, Germany 1 - Jan 1990 (6 months), Europe 1 for 15 weeks - Sep 1989, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Sep 1989, Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Nov 1989 (19 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 3 of 1990 (peak 1 31 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 1989 (19 weeks), Switzerland 4 of 1989, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1990), Sweden 5 - Sep 1989 (7 weeks), Brazil 8 of 1990, Australia 14 of 1990, Germany 15 of the 1980s (peak 1 17 weeks), Scrobulate 30 of latin, US Billboard 46 - Mar 1990 (12 weeks), POP 56 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 64 of the 1980s (peak 1, 32 weeks, 1,735k sales estimated, 1989), RYM 188 of 1989
100 Abba The Winner Takes it All 1980 UK 1 - Aug 1980 (10 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1980 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1980 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1980, Springbok 1 - Sep 1980 (16 weeks), Europe 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1980, Sweden (alt) 2 - Aug 1980 (16 weeks), Austria 3 - Sep 1980 (5 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Aug 1980 (11 weeks), Norway 3 - Aug 1980 (9 weeks), Germany 4 - Jul 1980 (4 months), France 5 - Sep 1980 (2 weeks), France (SNEP) 7 - Sep 1980 (1 month), US Billboard 8 - Nov 1980 (25 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1980, Record World 15 - 1981, Scrobulate 23 of swedish, Europe 29 of the 1980s (1980), Brazil 30 of 1980, POP 35 of 1981, ARC 37 of 1981 (peak 5 17 weeks), Italy 43 of 1981, US Radio 57 of 1981 (peak 8 11 weeks), WABC NY 65 of 1981, US CashBox 74 of 1981, Germany 243 of the 1980s (peak 4 14 weeks), Acclaimed 932 (1980), RYM 39 of 1980

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6 Mar 2013

Are you a fan of Prince? Just curious

Not really. But there again that's the whole point, our opinion shouldn't matter.


3 Apr 2012

u2

Hi, I was wondering why U2 are #3 on the 80s chart. I like the band and all, but their hits only started coming around 1984-1985, halfway into the decade and before then they only had New Year's Day at #10 in 1983.

Since this chart is based on chart success, how did U2 beat out so many other artists with only about a handful of Top 10s?

Thanks

As it mentions in the text this ordering is by total success (not just songs), the album success has been given three times the weight of single success, so the top artists here are those with both albums and singles in the charts.

If you want to discover who we rate most highly based only on singles success you can download the CSV file (from the versions page). A quick session in a spreadsheet program reveals that based solely on singles success (as listed in version 2.1.12) the top 5 artists of the 1980s were: 1: Madonna; 2: Michael Jackson; 3: Prince; 4: Phil Collins; 5: U2.

Of course that is using our selected approach, you might want to try a different criteria, that is exactly why we make the CSV data available. If you find anything interesting we'd like to hear about it.


24 Jan 2012

artist of 1980

Noticed that Def Leppard, Journey, John Mellencamp not represented even with monster albums in the era. Not popular elsewhere?

Indeed. Look at the artist's pages for these three artists (they all make the top 1000 artists in both album and song charts) you will see that they didn't have stunning success in the 1980s, but their continued success into later decades means that they do end up in the overall charts.


14 Jan 2012

Amazing I always thought Tom Petty Was pretty sucessful in the 1980's. Now that I think about it though I guess he never had a huge single or album. Great list and great website!


6 Jan 2012

This page is great!

While I thoroughly understand the arguments of the Michael Jackson fans (which I am also), your ranking system also makes complete sense.

Keep up the good work.


19 Nov 2011

WOW!

this must have taken ages, thank you so much! +Great work! Have used it to do a rundown of songs that were being sung over the decades for my Grandmother's 90'th birthday (coming up in December)

I think they will love it!

Thank you.

That's exactly the type of use that the site was designed for, we hope your family enjoy the selection.


27 Jun 2011

I have just one 'long not answered question'... In how many countriesworldwide 'another day in paradise became a number ONE hit?

If you follow the link to the song's page you can see the answer to your question.

The only version that was number 1 anywhere was the one by Phil Collins, its entry starts with "US Billboard 1 - Nov 1989 (17 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1989 (peak 1 11 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1989 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1989 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1989 (21 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 1989 (15 weeks), Poland 1 - Nov 1989 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1989 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1990 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1989, Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1990, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Jan 1980, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1990, Grammy in 1990, UK 2 - Nov 1989 (11 weeks)..."

Which I make 10 countries (that we have the charts for). Of course it was NOT number one in the UK (at least in the BBC chart).


3 Apr 2011

Michael Jackson

The reason I think Michaqel Jackson should be placed higher than number four for the 80s is these reasons:

- As mentioned, he won an unprecedented 8 grammy awards in one ceremony

- Despite the discredited 100 millions copies, whether it is 50 million or 100 million, it is still higher than any other album by a large margin.

- Furthermore, the album bad,is in some ways even more successful than thriller, generating 4 US number ones of one album, which was a record at the time. Furthermore, globally 9 out of the 10 original tracks were number one in one country or another.

- An arguemnt you presented was that he had no 'solo' hits in 1985. This is true. However I will argue that despite releasing less singles in the 80s than other artists, his ratio of successful singles to singles release is the highest. i.e. Prince made 6 studio albums in the 80s of which only 3 were number ones, and only one in the US/UK. Michael Jackson released 2 albums in that decade, both of which were number one and are in the list of best selling albums.

- Now i will list some artist you have labelled above Michael Jackson in the 80s and how many number one singles they achieved globally in the 80s; Prince 10 (out of 47), David Bowie 6 (out of 30), Rolling stones 3 (out of 22). Now Michael Jackson... 15 (out of 22). Feel free to challenge this information.

- I understand that Michael Jackson had a controversial private life but it often bothers me that people let this interfere with his musical success.

- If you consider many aspects of music to get your results, then I think its worth adding that Michael Jackson's Bad tour was the largest attending concert even, until that record was broken in 1993 and 1997, both by Michael Jackson again!

- Michael Jackson is also the artist to receive the most American music awards and is one of the highest awarded artists of all time and Guinness world records most successful artist of all time. Please reconsider... Thank You.

You have presented a reasoned argument with a number of interesting points. If we had a website that listed the "best" artists you're points would be valid. However on this website we use the number of entries in charts round the world as a measure of "success". We feel that this provides a measure that is more objective and less subject to individual biases (including especially our own biases).

Our goal on this page is to find ways to objectively measure how successfull each artist is. Considerations of individual award ceremonies or the success of individual albums in certain countries doesn't really cut it.

Just to clarify we don't list David Bowie or The Rolling Stones above Michael Jackson for the 1980s. In our 1980s list (based on the 1.08 data) the top four slots are 1: Prince, 2: Madonna, 3: U2, 4: Michael Jackson.

Your idea of masuring the proportion of all releases that became hits is an interesting one, we suspect that would work as an objective measure. We don't know how you'd gather a list of all songs released by every major artist in a selection of the countries of the world, but if you could do that we'd be interested to look at the results.

We have some sympathy with your claim that chart success is just one measure and, for example, live concert size might be an additional measure. However again we don't know where reliable figures can be obtained for a reasonable number of acts (we know lots of places where unreliable figures can be found for just a few acts).

So, we will continue to measure success by the number of hits in charts round the world, and by that measure Michael Jackson will continue to be below Prince for the 1980s.


19 Sep 2010

Michael Jackson and Madonna+

I apologize, I said in my prior message there was not a "Most Successful Artist Chart" here, but there is one, and I support this one as the closest you can get to the "Most Successful Chart Artist of All Time". I also forgot to mention that Billboard's chart is from 1958-Present so is not as complete as this countdown and as I said before Billboard's it's ONLY U.S.A. music statistics not the World statistics.


19 Sep 2010

Michael Jackson and Madonna

It seems to me that people checking out this website expect to see a "Most Famous or Well Known Artist Countdown" instead of a statistically correct chart success countdowns, even if in your country people know more one artist, which makes you think he/she should be more successful than other artists don't forget there are almost 200 more countries in the world that may have a different favorite artist, which that doesn't matter anyways because what counts is how high the artists charted in all those countries.

Most of the time people don't even recognize the artist when he/she has a big hit in their country because they only listen to them on the radio, they may not have TV, even if they have TV is hard to recognize an artist more if they tremendously change their appearance, for example, Madonna tends to do so a lot.

Everyone who visits this website, please realize it is not "Sales Countdowns", "Popularity Countdowns" nor "Quantity of Awards Won by Artist Countdowns", it is "Singles and Albums Charting Success Countdowns" that are presented to you here. It is not this website's fault that Michael Jackson charted more poorly than other artists like Madonna, not only in the world, but even in the U.S.A. alone Madonna is more successful than Michael Jackson when it comes to chart success, although that doesn't take away the fact that Michael Jackson is in more tabloids, newspapers and articles because of his media invaded life.

For all of those non-believers for this website's credibility please check out The United World Chart website, which is a statistically correct(without public vote) world chart countdown website since the creation of music charts, but they are still compiling all their charts to fill in the gaps, if you go to http://unitedworldchart.de/ you'll see what I'm talking about. If you do go to the United World Chart website make sure to click on the STATISTICS link, which you'll find in the left hand side under TRACKS, once you've clicked on STATISTICS make sure to click on ARTIST SECTION link so it'll list every single artist that has made it to the top ten in the United World Chart with a list of their respective songs that made it to the top ten or you can also go to this link http://www.mediatraffic.de/track-artists.htm to check that out as well.

If you are just looking for a statistically correct "Most Successful Artist of All Time Countdown", you will not find it here, but you will only find the "Most Successful Artist of Each Decade Countdown". For right now the closest thing to a "Most Successful Artist of All Time Countdown" would be The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, although it's ONLY U.S. statistics, NOT World statistics, but you can check it out at http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/specials/hot100/charts/top100-artists-20.shtml

Going back to the United World Chart subject, once you get to the United World Chart's STATISTICS link and click on the ARTIST SECTION link it's easy to tell that Madonna outnumbers everyone else having the most hits so far in the United World Chart, but there are still years that have not been put out of the archives so she's still not officially the best or most successful artist of all time, although there is a big possibility for her to be, since in the U.S. she's the second best act, just after the Beatles. But please remember, that does not mean she is the most talented, nor the most loved, nor the most creative, nor the most impacting artist of all time, it just emphasizes her success in the charts around the world. It is up to every single one of us to decide who is our favorite artist, and no one can take that away from us, but let's not try to implement our fanatic beliefs in this statistically correct website, this is all about numbers, not favoritism nor opinion. Also Madonna has been around for almost 30 years, whereas the Beatles were around for about a decade. Since the last single from Michael Jackson's Thriller, Michael Jackson was absent from the music scene in 1985, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 until his death, which contributes to the fact that he has not have as much chart success as Madonna, Prince, U2 or Mariah. Since her debut in 1982, Madonna has only been absent from the music scene in 2010 so far. Since his 1978 debut, Prince has only been absent from the music scene in 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2010 so far. Since their debut in 1980, U2 has been absent from the music scene in 1986, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003 and 2010 so far. And last, since her debut in 1990, Mariah has only been absent from the music scene in 2007. So all of those aforementioned acts certainly have less years of absence from the music scene than the late Michael Jackson.

As a last thought, PLEASE do not "attack" these people that are doing us a favor by really representing the world wide factual music charts information. They go as far back as the 1900's, what other website or book has been able to put all this information for everyone to see free of charge. So be grateful and appreciate all the facts and success of the music history that this website has to offer.

Thanks for the support.

One minor correction, we have not one but three different "Most Successful Artist of All Time Countdowns". Each using a slightly different approach and, of course, coming to slightly different conclusions. We don't emphasise those pages (which is why you didn't see them), because the CSV data allows each reader to do their own version of this calculation.


27 Aug 2010

michael jackson

okay,i want to give a rebuttal to the mj rebuttal.first of all, over his entire career, michael jackson has sold more than prince,madonna,mariah carey,and u2.according to all records,the lowest estimate of sales of mj is 300 million,and the highest is 750 million.i think the figure of 750 million is not the correct one,because its impoosible.but taking his lowest estimated career sale of over 300 million indicates one thing only,poeple loved mj while he was there ,more than they have loved prince,madonna,u2 or mariah carey.then how come,for christs he has sold more than this list of musical legends.how come a man who has sold this many albums be degraded in this way.prince havent reached the 100 million mark in terms of album sales whie madonna,mariahand u2 have estimates ranging from 200 to 250 million albums.also he has 372 major music awards,where is prince in the picture now.i am from the indian sub continent and from a third world country.here people +make less than 50 dollars a month,but still if you have a chance,come to this region and tell them"do you know michael jackson"and they would say yes.and followed by praises and applauses.do you think princes music could get the attention of this poor people.the people in this region cant even get food for a meal,leave alone hear music.my question to you is that,can you give a reason why this millions of poor people try to buy a mj cd instead of the listed artists i have mentioned.i am a local so you cant question the verification of the question.just answer it.also,ther arent any sources in the whole world which would say mj has sold less than madona,or prince or u2 or mariah carey.insted the RIAA itself puts mj in 11th position in the list of highest selling artists in the usa with a toal sales of 69 million in his whole career.this number is more than u2,madonna,prince or mariah carey.in terms of awards mj have won 372 major awards.among them he has 23 american music awrards and 13 grammys.only u2 has got more grammys than michael jackom from that list.michael jackson has 28 top ten hits,only madonna .beatles and elvis has more.michael jackson has 13 number one hits only mariah carey has more from that list.what do you think know,where is prince and the other artists.prince is not even in the list of the singers with most top ten hits.wow i wonder how can aperson who cranked out hits everyyear throughout 1980s and the 1990s could give 28 top ten hits.madonna i believe placed with 37 top ten hits and jusstifies the statement made in the mj rebuttle,marih carey record also signifies everything said in the mj rebuttls 21 july 2010,but u2 and prince.come on mj beats them hands down.let me tell you u2 and prince is not even on thelist of artist with most hundered entries and most top forty hits,so how come if they had a hit every year in the two decades of the 80s and 90s and they still dont make the list.i am saying again madonna and mariah both have more than 25 top ten hits and more than 12 no1 singles,so taking these two in consideration its justified.also mj had 13 number ones and 28 top ten hits right,so howcome according to you he was a jerk whos album output as low and didnt give enough hits.in the early 200s mj record saales were estimated to be more than 200 to 250 million albums,he got a world music award in the year 2000 for being artist of the millineum,in addition him getting this award was facilatated by the fact that estimates aroung that time pionetd that mj sold over 250 million records.look even madonna havent reched that mark in 2010,prince is miles away,while u2 and mariah linger in the 200 million mark in 2010.even if you consider 20 years in the music business,from 1979 to 2000,mj sold 200 to 250 million albums,which is more than what maiah,or u2 or prince has ever achieved.even more mj is the most downloaded artist in the internet according to nokia novi music store.i can just go on and on and tell you i how many ways mj is atlesat better than prince mariah carey and u2.madonna is parallel to him.another thing is that,i aam good in maths and i understand how complex calculations of these record sales can show a totally diiferent picture.please RIAA,do not consider just hits,consider sales and effect and everything that makes music so wonderful.in addition,dangerous sold over 32 million,pirince has very few albums whuch sold over 20 million,and the doudle disc cd sold 20 million.prince selling 20 million +copies of his album is the most rare thing in the whole world.prince accordinr to all estimates tough i am qouting wikipedia has sold over only"88 million albums" from the 1980s +till 2010.u2 has sold over 150 million and mariah over 175 million albums.evaluate on everything and then make alist.you can use math and do anything with it to show the false,but facts are facts deal with it.leave with it.oh,however didnt michael jackson sell over hundred million albums from 1990 to 2000.since his death he has sold over 30 million and counting.please evaluate on that and think.especially the RIAA

We get it, you prefer Michael Jackson to Prince, U2 and Madonna.

This site lists success in the charts, that's all it is based on. We employ a simple calculation to combine individual chart entries that is described in detail. There are no numbers to adjust, there are no factors to estimate, everything is driven by the chart data we have. Here no one gets to vote.

Doing that calculation leads to the results shown. If you can explain how the current calculation is unfair, or you can tell us which source charts discriminate against a particular artist we will listen to what you say.

However until you do that we have to continue to conclude that Michael Jackson did not have the largest number of chart hits in the 1980s.

We are not claiming in any way that U2 is better than Michael Jackson, that has to be a personal viewpoint. We don't believe claimed sales figures, and you acknowledge that claims for Jackson's sales range from 300 to an "imposible" 750 million. We don't even believe our own rough estimates of album sales.

You ask us to "do not consider just hits", well we don't know how to measure "sales and effect and everything that makes music so wonderful".

If you think that measuring an artist's success requires a consideration of things other than entries in the music charts then set up your own site. We happen to think that our metric comes closer to reflecting real historical trends, rather than being a subjective view dictated by more recent events.


21 Jul 2010

MJ rebuttal

I'm surprised at how many people have been so defensive about Michael Jackson, saying that he should have been the number 1 artist of the 80s. However, people forget that MJ only released two, yes, only two, albums in the 80s, while the other four artists, Prince, Madonna, U2 and Queen released several throughout the decade. I think Prince even released an album during every year of the 80s. so, while those other four artists were all cranking out hits for almost every year of the 80s, Michael only really had hits in '83 and '88, due to his low album output. Of course he was going to be outnumbered in the hit song department. For those who think he should have been on the 90s list, news flash, MJ released only one hit album in the early 90s before fading off the pop music map. And I remember no one cared about the double album he released in the mid or late 90s.


17 May 2010

MJ was #1

By the End of the 1980's Michael Jackson had the two biggest tours of the decade (Victory Tour with the Jacksons, and The Bad Tour solo), the two biggest selling albums of the decade (Thriller sold 50 million by the end of the decade, Bad sold about 25 million by the end of the decade) (and it dosn't hurt to mention that Thriller ALONE was #1 in the US for 37 weeks), more #1 hits than any other artist for the decade (according to billboard he had 9 #1's that decade, 10 if you include We Are The World). Plus, even if Madonna had 3 albums in the Top 100, MJ's Thriller outsold ALL of Madonnas albums combined. It was MJ's decision to release fewer albums overall. And was the biggest selling artist of the 80's, with an unprecedented sale of over 110 million records during the 80's. And he was also named many times over as the Artist and Entertainer of the decade as well.

So yes, MJ was defiantly the top artist of the decade. No one has come close to his success. Just becuase other artists have more chart entries, doesn't mean they were more successful.

A number of your individual claims are either clearly wrong or, at best, questionable. However that doesn't matter, the clue is in your last sentence, the rankings at this site are a measure of chart success. Its not just that chart entries count, they are the only thing that counts, nothing else matters at all.

You may claim that this is not a good measure of an artist's greatness, that's certainly a viable viewpoint. However if you are measuring "chart success" (which is what we are measuring) then chart entries are the only thing that indicates who comes out top.

If you had a reliable set of sources for tour success, album sales and artist of the decade nominations you could set up a web site that lists how different artists measured up and do your own ranking, but you don't and you haven't (Michael Jackson fan sites don't count)

You claim that, for you, Michael Jackson is the greatest artist, we would have to agree that is clearly your opinion. If someone else thought that Rick Astley was the greatest artist of the 1980s we would have to agree that was their opinion. However, if you were to claim Michael Jackson had the most worldwide chart success of the 1980s we would disagree, and have numbers to back us up. It is up to the reader to decide how much chart success should be considered when comparing different acts against each other.


22 Apr 2010

Extended Tables

Hi there...

Is there any possiblity for you to extend the tables by decade?

Mainly since the 60's... As it is (100) don't you feel like some other hits are missing? I Know they aren't but i just miss them in the chart! :) Thanks for your great Work!

We could extend the number of entries in the decade charts, but that would make the pages always take longer to load and most users are, we think, only interested in the top few songs anyway.

However, you can, of course, work out the decade positions from our CSV file with any spreadsheet program. For example in Excel load the file, add a decade column by setting cell N2 as "=INT(D2/10)*10" then copy that cell for all the N column and sort by type, decade and score (high to low).

This is why we supply the CSV file, not only can you work out which song was number 200 of the sixties but you can try out all sorts of different ways to analyse the data. If you find anything interesting tell us about it.


10 Apr 2010

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was undeniably the biggest and most successful artist of the 80s! Why is he at #4?? His album Thriller sold 100 million copies and become the biggest selling album of all time! He also won 8 Grammy awards in a single night. Also he released Bad in '87 which was very successful. And I think he should have been mentioned in the 90s section. This is the most ridiculously stupid list I've ever seen. It was made by someone that knows nothing about this.

No, despite your outburst, by our metrics Michael Jackson was not the most successful artist of the 1980s. While he had some years of enormous success he failed to sustain it, for example he had no solo hits in 1985.

In our lists Michael Jackson is the 9th placed artist of the 1990s, we feel that qualifies as "being mentioned".

Thriller may have been the biggest selling album of all time, however quoting the widely discredited 100 million sales claim just confirms that are not being objective in your comments.

On this site actual facts are more important than mere opinion, and by that we mean anyone's opinion including our own.

The decade rankings were calculated with data from external sources that can be easily verified and the metrics used are clearly described. The calculation is automated and cannot be "adjusted" for any reason.

If you disagree with the result you either feel that the data is in some way invalid or that the metrics are unfairly emphasising particular acts. Tell us which data is wrong or which alternate metric should be used, then we'll take your comments seriously.

Saying this is the "most ridiculously stupid list I've ever seen" just makes you sound like a petulant teenager (except of course few modern teenagers are Michael Jackson fans)


24 Nov 2009

Michael Jackson

Am I seeing something wrong? I count 4 Jackson albums in your top 100. I don't see that many from any other artist, of course I just tabbed thru quickly.

You raise an interesting point. We feel that the "standard" list is too heavily dependant on the input charts that are available. There are about 4 times as many entries for the 1980s as there are for the 1960s, so more recent music is scored too highly.

So when contrasting acts and releases across the years we feel that it is better to compensate for this modern bias. The "real list" of top albums adjusts the scores to give what we feel is a better comparison across the years. In this list Michael Jackson has an entry at number 2, his next album is at number 47.

There are some good reasons for not adopting this approach for the standard lists. The way this adjustment is made works well for acts and releases that are at the top of the list. But it is not clear that it works so well for later, less widely supported, entries. In addition the simplicity of the standard score makes the standard list more transparent. Also it could be argued that the larger number of entries after 1980 reflect the fact that more people are interested in that era, hence music from then should be over emphasised.

In the standard list Michael Jackson does have four albums in the top 100, however The Beatles, Madonna and U2 all have six. If we were to believe that this list was a good measure of success then "REM" (with two entries) would have to rate better than The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Radiohead, Dire Straits and Guns & Roses (who all have just one). We suspect there are few people that would be prepared to argue for that view.

Of course you are free to disagree with our analysis, that is why we make the standard data available in CSV form. If you have a different way to summarise the data that illustrates an alternate view we would be interested to hear from you.


5 Sep 2009

Artist of 1980.

Michael Jackson should be the most successful artist of the 1980s having produced the most successful albums of all time. He also holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records as The Most Successful of All Time.

First of all by any reasonable criteria Michael Jackson certainly didn't produce more than one album in the all time top 10, so the when you say "albums" you should rather use the word "album".

Secondly having the most successful album of an era is just one of the measures that are used here. Michael Jackson had 2 songs in the "1980s 100 songs" list, against Madonna's 5. He had 2 albums in the "1980s 100 albums" list, against Madonna's 3.

Finally even if we agreed that Michael Jackson's position in the "top artists of the 1980s" was too low we couldn't directly do anything about it within the rules of the website. The way that "success" is measured here is clearly defined and strictly follows a mechanical process, no-one gets to "adjust" the values later whatever their opinions. Even if one of the administrators wanted to boost his rating they couldn't, the best they could do would be to change the scoring mechanism. Prince, Madonna and U2 all had more number 1s in more countries than Michael Jackson in the 1980s, that is why they end up higher.