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Top Rock Songs of 1983

1982 <-1983-> 1984
    

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1.
05/1983
411

✫1
US
5
AC
26
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1984]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #84]
[A&M 2542]
written by Sting
2.
03/1983
407

✫1
US


✫1
dance
14
R&B
8
rock
✫1
UK
featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[EMI America 8158]
written by David Bowie
3.
10/1983
406

✫1
US
3
AC
2
dance
2
R&B
24
rock
2
UK
as Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
[Epic 04169]
written by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
4.
02/1983
382

✫1
US
7
AC




23
rock
✫1
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
[Columbia 03906]
written by Jim Steinman
5.
02/1983
369

✫1
US
36
AC
2
dance


16
rock
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #356]
[RCA 13533]
written by Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
6.
12/1983
351

2
US
42
AC
22
dance


23
rock
✫1
UK
7.
12/1983
349

✫1
US
✫1
AC


78
R&B
10
rock
3
UK
[Portrait 04432]
written by Rob Hyman & Cyndi Lauper
8.
02/1983
348

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
14
rock
3
UK
featuring Eddie Van Halen
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1984]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #337]

[Epic 03759]
written by Michael Jackson
9.
12/1983
345

2
US


✫1
dance
80
R&B
16
rock
2
UK
[Portrait 04120]
written by Robert Hazard
10.
01/1983
343

2
US


6
dance
18
R&B
12
rock
2
UK
[Portrait 03793]
written by Eddy Grant
11.
09/1983
340

3
US
2
AC




22
rock
✫1
UK
[Columbia 04149]
written by Billy Joel
12.
07/1983
339

✫1
US
✫1
AC
38
dance


17
rock
4
UK
[Columbia 04138]
written by Billy Joel
13.
04/1983

True by Spandau Ballet

from True   True
334

4
US
✫1
AC


76
R&B
34
rock
✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 42720]
written by Gary Kemp
14.
03/1983
325

4
US


34
dance


3
rock
✫1
UK
15.
11/1983
303

3
US
8
AC
✫1
dance


9
rock
4
UK
[Arista 1-9164]
written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie & Joe Leeway
16.
01/1983
301

5
US


25
dance


23
rock
✫1
UK
17.
10/1983
289

3
US


33
dance


2
rock
3
UK
18.
04/1983
275

8
US


✫1
dance
56
R&B
14
rock
2
UK
[A&M/Virgin 2547]
written by Jo Callis & Philip Oakey
19.
06/1983
265

3
US


✫1
dance


21
rock
6
UK
[Backstreet 52232]
written by Ivan Doroschuk
20.
04/1983
263

4
US
2
AC




22
rock
5
UK
featuring Stevie Wonder
[Geffen 7-29460]
written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin & Davey Johnstone
21.
11/1983
260

✫1
US


3
dance
69
R&B
✫1
rock
28
UK
22.
05/1983
247

10
US


51
dance


3
rock
2
UK
co-produced by Nile Rodgers; charted as China Girl / Shake In in US dance charts
[EMI America 8165]
written by David Bowie & Iggy Pop
23.
04/1983
232

10
US






17
rock
2
UK
[Virgin/Epic 34-04144]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Jon Moss
24.
05/1983
225

14
US






6
rock
2
UK
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[EMI America 8177]
written by David Bowie
25.
11/1983
222

4
US
24
AC
44
dance
3
R&B
42
rock
10
UK

[Epic 04364]
written by Rod Temperton
26.
10/1983
215

2
US
8
AC
✫1
dance
45
R&B
18
rock
69
UK
[RCA 13654]
written by Daryl Hall
27.
01/1983
213

2
US


✫1
dance
48
R&B
5
rock
63
UK
[Elektra 69847 (Beserkley)]
written by Greg Kihn & Steve Wright
28.
07/1983
213

3
US
33
AC




✫1
rock
17
UK
[A&M 2569]
written by Sting
29.
04/1983
207

3
US
6
AC




3
rock
21
UK
[Columbia 03795]
written by Colin Hay
30.
06/1983
207

✫1
US
34
AC
6
dance


34
rock


[Casablanca 812516]
written by Dennis Matkosky & Michael Sembello
31.
08/1983
202

34
US






41
rock
✫1
UK
written by Neil Diamond
32.
11/1983
201

7
US
6
AC


6
R&B
49
rock
9
UK
[Motown 1710]
written by Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil
33.
07/1983
197

8
US
13
AC




9
rock
7
UK
[A&M 2614]
written by Sting
34.
05/1983
193

12
US
28
AC




34
rock
4
UK
[Geffen 7-29639]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
35.
11/1983
192

6
US
7
AC




2
rock
16
UK
[Atlantic 89724]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
36.
10/1983
182

3
US


✫1
dance


2
rock


[Nemperor 04135]
written by Jimmy Marinos, Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Coz Canler & Peter Solley (as Pete Solley)
37.
11/1983
182

33
US






20
rock
2
UK
[Elektra]
written by Howard Jones & William Bryant
38.
01/1983
181

6
US
16
AC




17
rock
12
UK
[Arista 1054]
written by Ray Davies
39.
11/1983
180

9
US


9
dance


2
rock
11
UK
40.
09/1983
179

27
US


4
dance


58
rock
3
UK
[Elektra 7-69766]
written by Howard Jones
41.
11/1983
176

37
US






32
rock
2
UK
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
42.
09/1983
169

22
US
40
AC
42
dance


33
rock
4
UK
charted as Love of the Common People / Come Back and Stay in US dance charts
[Columbia 04313]
written by Jack Lee
43.
08/1983
164

5
US






2
rock
29
UK
produced by Dave Edmunds
[EMI 8168]
written by Brian Setzer
44.
06/1983
163

4
US


14
dance


2
rock
86
UK
45.
02/1983
159

3
US






3
rock
90
UK
[A&M 2525]
written by Dennis DeYoung
46.
09/1983
158

5
US


41
dance


✫1
rock
49
UK
[Chrysalis 42732]
written by Mike Chapman & Holly Knight
47.
02/1983
153

5
US


17
dance


4
rock
47
UK
[Epic 34-03559]
written by Falco & Robert Ponger
48.
06/1983
146

5
US


12
dance


2
rock


[Modern 7-99863]
written by Stevie Nicks & Prince
49.
10/1983
145

6
US


✫1
dance


7
rock


written by Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis
50.
09/1983

Mama by Genesis

from Genesis   Genesis
144

73
US






5
rock
4
UK
[Atlantic 89770]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
51.
06/1983
141

6
US
10
AC




27
rock
33
UK
[Columbia 03959]
written by Colin Hay
52.
06/1983
141

22
US


18
dance
10
R&B
41
rock
8
UK
[Solar 69819]
written by Marquis Dair, Joey Gallo & Leon Sylvers III
53.
02/1983
135

6
US


61
dance
15
R&B
17
rock
54
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #108]
[Warner 29746]
written by Prince
54.
02/1983
134

73
US






22
rock
4
UK
[Polygram 812677 (Mercury)]
written by Roland Orzabal
55.
04/1983
130

5
US






7
rock


[Columbia 04005 (Pasha)]
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
56.
07/1983
125

20
US






6
rock
11
UK
[Atlantic 7-99844]
written by Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt & Jezz Woodroffe
57.
02/1983
124

101
US


14
dance


26
rock
5
UK
charted as Shy Boy (Don't It Make You Feel Good) / Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye in US dance charts
written by Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo & Dale Frashuer
58.
07/1983

Don't Cry by Asia

from Alpha   Alpha
122

10
US






✫1
rock
33
UK
[Geffen 29571]
written by John Wetton & Geoff Downes
59.
05/1983
120

17
US


37
dance


3
rock
17
UK
[Polygram 814467 (Mercury)]
written by Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler & Bruce Watson
60.
06/1983
116

19
US
36
AC




19
rock
13
UK
[Columbia 03964 (Jet)]
written by Jeff Lynne
61.
09/1983
114

8
US






✫1
rock


[Chrysalis 4-42726]
written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn
62.
07/1983
113

16
US






9
rock
17
UK
written by Sting
63.
02/1983
113

8
US






✫1
rock


[Columbia 03513]
written by Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain & Steve Perry
64.
09/1983
112

9
US
18
AC




✫1
rock


[Capitol 5271]
written by Martha Davis
65.
03/1983
111

8
US
31
AC
37
dance


20
rock
59
UK
[EMI America 8155]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
66.
01/1983
108

45
US


6
dance


36
rock
9
UK
[Arista 1056]
written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie & Joe Leeway
67.
10/1983
107

8
US






3
rock


as John Cougar Mellencamp
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #439]
written by John Mellencamp
68.
01/1983

New Year's Day by U2

from War   War
106

53
US


38
dance


2
rock
10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #427]
[Island 99915]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
69.
10/1983
103

9
US






2
rock


as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by George Green & John Mellencamp
70.
02/1983
100

12
US






✫1
rock
66
UK
71.
07/1983
96

9
US






6
rock


72.
04/1983
96

16
US






✫1
rock
41
UK
73.
01/1983
96

12
US






2
rock
73
UK
as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
[Capitol 5213]
written by Bob Seger
74.
10/1983
94

107
US


52
dance




7
UK
written by Robert Smith
75.
07/1983
94

18
US


23
dance


34
rock
23
UK
charted as Human Touch / Souls in UK charts
[RCA 13577]
written by Rick Springfield
76.
09/1983
93

14
US


2
dance


8
rock


[Elektra 69811]
written by Peter Schilling
77.
06/1983
91

11
US






2
rock


[Columbia]
written by Paul Dean & Bruce Fairbairn
78.
04/1983
87

9
US






23
rock


[RCA 13509]
written by Rick Springfield, Blaise Tosti & Danny Tate
79.
07/1983
85

13
US
24
AC




4
rock


[Asylum 69826]
written by Jackson Browne
80.
11/1983
85

24
US


8
dance


19
rock
28
UK
written by Paul Fishman
81.
03/1983
82

10
US
29
AC




32
rock


[A&M 2536]
written by Bryan Adams & Eric Kagna
82.
12/1983
78

19
US


43
dance


2
rock
81
UK
[Warner 29444 (Sire)]
written by Chrissie Hynde
83.
06/1983
78

14
US
28
AC




6
rock


[Geffen 29603]
written by Marv Ross
84.
04/1983
77









8
rock
11
UK
[Capitol 5248]
written by Bruce Dickinson & Adrian Smith
85.
02/1983
77

78
US






33
rock
11
UK
[A&M 2538]
written by Joan Armatrading
86.
02/1983
75

59
US


58
dance




12
UK
charted as Communication / Lifeline in US dance charts
[Chrysalis 42686]
written by Gary Kemp
87.
01/1983
75

18
US
6
AC




24
rock
83
UK
[Warner 29780]
written by Steve Diamond, Troy Seals, Tony Seals & Eddie Setser
88.
11/1983
73

19
US






✫1
rock


89.
02/1983
72

15
US






6
rock


[A&M 2553]
written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance
90.
09/1983
71

14
US






8
rock


[Modern 7-99832]
written by Stevie Nicks & Sandy Stewart [musician]
91.
11/1983
69

51
US


28
dance




16
UK
written by Limahl
92.
01/1983
68

105
US






12
rock
14
UK
written by Mark Knopfler
93.
07/1983
66









28
rock
12
UK
written by Steve Harris
94.
04/1983
64

28
US






12
rock
31
UK
[Columbia 04111]
written by Colin Hay
95.
12/1983
61

20
US






4
rock


[A&M 2615]
written by Gary O' (as Gary O'Connor)
96.
11/1983
59











13
UK
97.
04/1983
58

101
US






12
rock
18
UK
[Island 99861]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
98.
09/1983
56

27
US






3
rock
91
UK
[Threshold 604]
written by John Lodge
99.
05/1983
55

20
US






9
rock


100.
11/1983
55

89
US






35
rock
18
UK
[Mercury 814631]
written by Martin Fry, Stephen Singleton & Mark White

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