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Top Songs of 1983

1982 <-1983-> 1984
    

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1.
05/1983
409

✫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.
04/1983
390

✫1
US
4
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


2
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1983]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1983]
[Casablanca 811440-7]
written by Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey & Irene Cara
3.
01/1983
378

✫1
US
9
AC




✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #58]

[Epic 03509]
written by Michael Jackson
4.
10/1983
375

✫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
5.
09/1983
364

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
[Motown 1698]
written by Lionel Richie
6.
09/1983
349

✫1
US
3
AC




67
R&B


✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1984]
[Virgin/Epic 04221]
written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Phil Pickett
7.
02/1983
349

✫1
US
7
AC






23
rock
✫1
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
[Columbia 03906]
written by Jim Steinman
8.
03/1983
345

✫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
9.
02/1983
318

✫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
10.
02/1983
312

✫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]
11.
12/1983
302

2
US
42
AC


22
dance


23
rock
✫1
UK
12.
11/1983
301

2
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B


2
UK
Joanna / Tonight was released as a double a-side in the UK
[De-lite 829]
written by Charles Smith, James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
13.
12/1983
301

✫1
US
✫1
AC




78
R&B
10
rock
3
UK
[Portrait 04432]
written by Rob Hyman & Cyndi Lauper
14.
08/1983
299

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country






7
UK
[RCA 13615]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
15.
09/1983
297

3
US
2
AC






22
rock
✫1
UK
[Columbia 04149]
written by Billy Joel
16.
04/1983

True by Spandau Ballet

from True   True
290

4
US
✫1
AC




76
R&B
34
rock
✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 42720]
written by Gary Kemp
17.
01/1983
288

2
US




6
dance
18
R&B
12
rock
2
UK
[Columbia 03793 (Portrait)]
written by Eddy Grant
18.
12/1983
280

2
US




✫1
dance
80
R&B
16
rock
2
UK
[Portrait 37-04120]
written by Robert Hazard
19.
07/1983
279

✫1
US
✫1
AC


38
dance


17
rock
4
UK
[Columbia 04138]
written by Billy Joel
20.
03/1983
271

4
US




34
dance


3
rock
✫1
UK
21.
11/1983
262

✫1
US




3
dance
69
R&B
✫1
rock
28
UK
22.
11/1983
251

3
US
8
AC


✫1
dance


9
rock
4
UK
[Arista 1-9164]
written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie & Joe Leeway
23.
10/1983
243

3
US




33
dance


2
rock
3
UK
24.
09/1983
236

5
US
4
AC


17
dance
76
R&B


4
UK
[Private I 04113]
written by Matthew Wilder & Greg Prestopino
25.
04/1983
235

8
US




✫1
dance
56
R&B
14
rock
2
UK
written by Jo Callis & Philip Oakey
26.
01/1983
235

5
US




25
dance


23
rock
✫1
UK
27.
06/1983
231

3
US




✫1
dance


21
rock
6
UK
[Backstreet 52232]
written by Ivan Doroschuk
28.
06/1983
224

✫1
US
34
AC


6
dance


34
rock


[Casablanca 812516]
written by Dennis Matkosky & Michael Sembello
29.
04/1983
218

4
US
2
AC






22
rock
5
UK
featuring Stevie Wonder
[Geffen 7-29460]
written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin & Davey Johnstone
30.
01/1983
215

2
US




✫1
dance
48
R&B
5
rock
63
UK
[Elektra 69847 (Beserkley)]
written by Greg Kihn & Steve Wright
31.
05/1983
215

3
US




3
dance
✫1
R&B


25
UK
[Mercury 812370]
written by Donna Summer & Michael Omartian
32.
10/1983
215

2
US
8
AC


✫1
dance
45
R&B
18
rock
69
UK
[RCA 13654]
written by Daryl Hall
33.
09/1983
213

8
US
11
AC








2
UK
[MCA/Stiff 52347]
written by Kirsty MacColl
34.
07/1983
213

3
US
33
AC






✫1
rock
17
UK
[A&M 2569]
written by Sting
35.
05/1983
212

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
36.
07/1983
194

2
US
2
AC








80
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
[Arista 9056]
written by Jim Steinman
37.
10/1983
192

8
US




✫1
dance
2
R&B


14
UK
38.
11/1983
192

6
US
7
AC






2
rock
16
UK
[Atlantic 89724]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
39.
04/1983
189

3
US
6
AC






3
rock
21
UK
[Columbia 03795]
written by Colin Hay
40.
07/1983
188

8
US
13
AC






9
rock
7
UK
[A&M 2614]
written by Sting
41.
01/1983
188

6
US
2
AC
✫1
country






28
UK
[Liberty 1492]
written by Bob Seger
42.
07/1983
187

16
US
4
AC




5
R&B


2
UK
[Capitol 5242]
written by Gerry Goffin & Michael Masser
43.
10/1983
184

3
US




✫1
dance


2
rock


[Nemperor 04135]
written by Jimmy Marinos, Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Coz Canler & Peter Solley (as Pete Solley)
44.
09/1983
184

4
US
19
AC


✫1
dance
42
R&B


14
UK
main release; charted as Holiday / Lucky Star in US dance charts ; Lucky Star also bubbled under the UK Top 75 singles chart at #171 in September 1983
[Sire 7-29177]
written by Madonna
45.
11/1983
182

4
US
24
AC


44
dance
3
R&B
42
rock
10
UK

[Epic 04363]
written by Rod Temperton
46.
04/1983
178

10
US








17
rock
2
UK
[Virgin/Epic 34-04144]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Jon Moss
47.
05/1983
178

5
US






5
R&B


8
UK
[Epic 03914]
written by Michael Jackson
48.
05/1983
177

14
US




47
dance




✫1
UK
[Warner 7-29608]
written by Rod Stewart & Jay Davis
49.
11/1983
176

9
US




9
dance


2
rock
11
UK
50.
11/1983
176

7
US
6
AC




6
R&B
49
rock
9
UK
[Motown 1710]
written by Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil
51.
07/1983
175

18
US




24
dance




✫1
UK
as KC
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Deborah Carter
52.
09/1983
175

5
US




41
dance


✫1
rock
49
UK
[Chrysalis 42732]
written by Mike Chapman & Holly Knight
53.
06/1983
174

4
US




14
dance


2
rock
86
UK
54.
01/1983
174

4
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


43
UK
[Motown 1657]
written by Brenda Harvey Richie & Lionel Richie
55.
04/1983
169

4
US
✫1
AC




28
R&B




with Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller
[A&M 2540]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
56.
07/1983
168

9
US
44
AC


11
dance




8
UK
57.
04/1983
167

6
US
36
AC




81
R&B


15
UK
58.
10/1983
166

6
US




✫1
dance


7
rock


written by Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis
59.
02/1983
166

3
US








3
rock
90
UK
[A&M 2525]
written by Dennis DeYoung
60.
05/1983
161

14
US








6
rock
2
UK
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[EMI America 8177]
written by David Bowie
61.
06/1983
160

4
US
12
AC


37
dance






#1 hit for Harry Richman in 1930
[RCA 13574]
written by Irving Berlin
62.
04/1983
156

5
US








7
rock


[Columbia 04005 (Pasha)]
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
63.
02/1983
156

6
US




61
dance
15
R&B
17
rock
54
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #108]
[Warner 29746]
written by Prince
64.
01/1983
154

6
US
16
AC






17
rock
12
UK
[Arista 1054]
written by Ray Davies
65.
01/1983
154

7
US
4
AC




8
R&B


63
UK
[RCA 13421]
written by Daryl Hall
66.
04/1983
153

5
US
✫1
AC




6
R&B


70
UK
[Motown 1677]
written by Lionel Richie
67.
06/1983
151

5
US




12
dance


2
rock


[Modern 7-99863]
written by Stevie Nicks & Prince
68.
02/1983
150

5
US




17
dance


4
rock
47
UK
[Epic 34-03559]
written by Falco & Robert Ponger
69.
11/1983
149

5
US




51
dance




57
UK
produced by David Foster
[MCA 52284]
written by John Farrar
70.
08/1983
148

5
US








2
rock
29
UK
produced by Dave Edmunds
[EMI 8168]
written by Brian Setzer
71.
04/1983
147

46
US




17
dance
✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[Streetwise]
written by Maurice Starr
72.
08/1983
145

34
US








41
rock
✫1
UK
written by Neil Diamond
73.
05/1983
144

12
US
28
AC






34
rock
4
UK
[Geffen 7-29639]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
74.
09/1983

Holiday by Madonna

from Madonna   Madonna
143

16
US




✫1
dance
25
R&B


6
UK
charted as Holiday / Lucky Star in US dance charts.
[London-Sire 7-29478]
written by Curtis Hudson & Lisa Stevens
75.
09/1983
141

8
US








✫1
rock


[Chrysalis 4-42726]
written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn
76.
12/1983
141

10
US
✫1
AC








8
UK
[Columbia 04259]
written by Billy Joel
77.
03/1983
140

10
US
✫1
AC








37
UK
[Columbia 03597]
written by Steve Lukather
78.
03/1983
138

8
US
31
AC


37
dance


20
rock
59
UK
[EMI America 8155]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
79.
07/1983

Don't Cry by Asia

from Alpha   Alpha
138

10
US








✫1
rock
33
UK
[Geffen 29571]
written by John Wetton & Geoff Downes
80.
08/1983
138

9
US
15
AC


9
dance




84
UK
[EMI 8172]
written by Greg Mathieson & Trevor Veitch
81.
02/1983
137

8
US








✫1
rock


[Columbia 03513]
written by Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain & Steve Perry
82.
03/1983
134

7
US
16
AC


28
dance






[Atlantic 89868]
written by Martine Clémenceau & Diane Warren
83.
11/1983
134

67
US










✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1985]
[Atco 99805 (Island)]
written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson & Mark O'Toole
84.
10/1983
133

8
US








3
rock


as John Cougar Mellencamp
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #439]
written by John Mellencamp
85.
06/1983
133

6
US
10
AC






27
rock
33
UK
[Columbia 03959]
written by Colin Hay
86.
11/1983
133

26
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B


6
UK
[Capitol 5322]
written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
87.
12/1983
132

9
US
✫1
AC










[Warner 29658]
written by Christopher Cross
88.
10/1983
131

9
US








2
rock


as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by George Green & John Mellencamp
89.
07/1983
129

9
US








6
rock


90.
09/1983
128

27
US




4
dance


58
rock
3
UK
[Elektra 7-69766]
written by Howard Jones
91.
08/1983

Gold by Spandau Ballet

from True   True
126

29
US
17
AC








2
UK
[Chrysalis 42743]
written by Gary Kemp
92.
04/1983
126

6
US
13
AC








56
UK
[A&M 2543]
written by Dennis DeYoung
93.
10/1983
125

22
US




6
dance
✫1
R&B


8
UK
as Rufus & Chaka Khan
[Warner 7-29555]
written by David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)
94.
09/1983

Delirious by Prince

from 1999   1999
125

8
US






18
R&B




[Warner 29503]
written by Prince
95.
06/1983
124

70
US










✫1
UK
96.
11/1983
123













✫1
UK
written by Vince Clarke
97.
11/1983
123

33
US








20
rock
2
UK
[Elektra]
written by Howard Jones & William Bryant
98.
09/1983
121

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
written by Jack Lee
99.
07/1983
120

21
US










3
UK
100.
04/1983
120

9
US








23
rock


[RCA 13509]
written by Rick Springfield, Blaise Tosti & Danny Tate

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