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1.06/1982

 ①  Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

        

MP3

from Eye of the Tiger   

CD

MP3

444

US ✫1
US AC 27
US dance 59
US rock ✫1
UK ✫1
[Scotti Brothers 02912]
written by Frankie Sullivan & Jim Peterik
2.04/1982

 ②  Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

        

MP3

from Tug of War   

CD

MP3

426

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B 8
US rock 34
UK ✫1
[Columbia 02860]
written by Paul McCartney
3.05/1983

 ③  Every Breath You Take by The Police

        

MP3

from Synchronicity   

CD

MP3

409

US ✫1
US AC 5
US dance 26
US rock ✫1
UK ✫1
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1984]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #84]
[A&M 2542]
written by Sting
4.10/1982

 ④  Down Under by Men at Work

        

MP3

from Business as Usual   

CD

MP3

405

US ✫1
US AC 13
US dance 33
US rock ✫1
UK ✫1
[R]
charted as Who Can It Be Now? / Down Under in US dance charts
[Columbia 03303]
written by Colin Hay & Ron Strykert
5.12/1981

 ⑤  Don't You Want Me by The Human League

        

MP3

from Dare!   

CD

MP3

399

US ✫1
US dance 3
US rock 4
UK ✫1
written by Philip Oakey, Jo Callis & Philip Adrian Wright
6.04/1983

Flashdance ... What a Feeling! by Irene Cara

        

MP3

from Flashdance: Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture   

CD

MP3

390

US ✫1
US AC 4
US dance ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 2
[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
7.07/1980

Upside Down by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Diana   

CD

MP3

382

US ✫1
US AC 18
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers; charted as Upside Down / I'm Coming Out in US dance charts
[Motown 1494]
written by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards
8.01/1983

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Thriller   

CD

MP3

378

US ✫1
US AC 9
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #58]

[Epic 03509]
written by Michael Jackson
9.07/1981

Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

        

MP3

from Endless Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   

CD

MP3

377

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 7

video

[Motown 1519]
written by Lionel Richie
10.05/1982

Abracadabra by Steve Miller Band

        

MP3

from Abracadabra   

CD

MP3

376

US ✫1
US AC 28
US dance 14
US R&B 26
US rock 4
UK 2
[Capitol 5126]
written by Steve Miller
11.10/1983

Say, Say, Say by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney

        

MP3

from Pipes of Peace   

CD

MP3

375

US ✫1
US AC 3
US dance 2
US R&B 2
US rock 24
UK 2
as Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
[Epic 04169]
written by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
12.09/1980

Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand

        

MP3

from Guilty   

CD

MP3

371

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK ✫1
[Columbia 11364]
written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb
13.03/1980

Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.

        

MP3

from Mouth to Mouth   

CD

MP3

369

US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 2
charted as Funkytown / All Night Dancing in US dance charts
[Casablanca 2233]
written by Steven Greenberg
14.11/1980

The Tide Is High by Blondie

        

MP3

from Autoamerican   

CD

MP3

369

US ✫1
US AC 3
US dance ✫1
UK ✫1
charted as Rapture / The Tide Is High in US dance charts
[Chrysalis 2465]
written by Howard Barrett, Tyrone Evans & John Holt
15.11/1981

Centerfold by J. Geils Band

        

MP3

from Freeze Frame   

CD

MP3

368

US ✫1
US dance 12
US rock ✫1
UK 3
charted as Centerfold / Flamethrower in US dance charts
[EMI America 8102]
written by Seth Justman
16.02/1980

Call Me by Blondie

        

MP3

from American Gigolo: The Original Soundtrack Collection   

CD

MP3

368

US ✫1
UK ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #283]
produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Chrysalis 2414]
written by Debbie Harry & Giorgio Moroder
17.07/1982

Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners

        

MP3

from Too-Rye-Ay   

CD

MP3

367

US ✫1
US AC 31
US rock 6
UK ✫1
as Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1983]
written by Kevin Rowland, "Big" Jim Paterson & Billy Adams
18.09/1983

All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie

        

MP3

from Can't Slow Down   

CD

MP3

364

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US dance 5
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
[Motown 1698]
written by Lionel Richie
19.12/1981

I Love Rock 'n Roll by Joan Jett

        

MP3

from I Love Rock n' Roll   

CD

MP3

363

US ✫1
US dance 31
US rock ✫1
UK 4
as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #484]
[Boardwalk 7-11-135]
written by Alan Merrill & Jake Hooker
20.11/1980

(Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon

        

MP3

from Double Fantasy   

CD

MP3

360

US ✫1
US AC 17
UK ✫1
[Geffen 49604]
written by John Lennon
21.10/1981

Physical by Olivia Newton-John

        

MP3

from Physical   

CD

MP3

353

US ✫1
US AC 29
US dance 22
US R&B 28
UK 7
[MCA 51182]
written by Steve Kipner & Terry Shaddick
22.08/1984

I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder

        

MP3

from The Woman in Red: Selections from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   

CD

MP3

353

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1984]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1984]
[Motown 1745]
written by Stevie Wonder
23.09/1983

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

        

MP3

from Colour By Numbers   

CD

MP3

349

US ✫1
US AC 3
US R&B 67
UK ✫1
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1984]
[Virgin/Epic 04221]
written by Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Phil Pickett
24.02/1983

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

        

MP3

from Faster Than the Speed of Night   

CD

MP3

349

US ✫1
US AC 7
US rock 23
UK ✫1
produced by Jim Steinman
[Columbia 03906]
written by Jim Steinman
25.03/1981

Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes

        

MP3

from Mistaken Identity   

CD

MP3

348

US ✫1
US AC 15
US dance 26
US rock 5
UK 10
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1982]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1982]
[EMI America 8077]
written by Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon
26.02/1981

Being with You by Smokey Robinson

        

MP3

from Being with You   

CD

MP3

347

US 2
US AC 4
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
[Tamla 54321]
written by Smokey Robinson
27.03/1983

Let's Dance by David Bowie

        

MP3

from Let's Dance   

CD

MP3

345

US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B 14
US rock 8
UK ✫1
featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan on guitar
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[EMI America 8158]
written by David Bowie
28.02/1984

Hello by Lionel Richie

        

MP3

from Can't Slow Down   

CD

MP3

345

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
[Motown 1722]
written by Lionel Richie
29.03/1985

We Are the World by USA for Africa

        

MP3

from We Are the World: U.S.A. for Africa   

CD

MP3

342

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US country 76
US R&B ✫1
US rock 27
UK ✫1
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1986]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1986]
benefit recording by all-star group
[Columbia 04839]
written by Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie
30.09/1982

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? by Culture Club

        

MP3

from Kissing to Be Clever   

CD

MP3

342

US 2
US AC 8
US dance 34
US R&B 39
US rock 21
UK ✫1
charted as I'm Afraid of Me / Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? in US dance charts
[Virgin/Epic 03368]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
31.02/1982

Mickey by Toni Basil

        

MP3

from Word of Mouth   

CD

MP3

340

US ✫1
US dance 3
UK 2

video

[Chrysalis 2638]
written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn
32.05/1987

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from Whitney   

CD

MP3

337

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B 2
UK ✫1
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9598]
written by George Merrill & Shannon Rubicam
33.10/1980

Lady by Kenny Rogers

        

MP3

from Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits   

CD

MP3

333

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B 42
UK 12

video

produced by Lionel Richie
[Liberty 1380]
written by Lionel Richie
34.10/1982

Maneater by Hall & Oates

        

MP3

from H2O   

CD

MP3

330

US ✫1
US AC 14
US dance 18
US R&B 78
US rock 18
UK 6
[RCA 13354]
written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall & John Oates
35.06/1982

Hard to Say I'm Sorry by Chicago

        

MP3

from Chicago 16   

CD

MP3

329

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK 4
charted as Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away in US AC charts
[Warner 29979 (Full Moon)]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
36.10/1980

Celebration by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from Celebrate!   

CD

MP3

327

US ✫1
US AC 34
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 7
charted as Celebration / Take It to the Top in US dance charts
[De-lite 807]
written by Donna Johnson, Claydes Charles Smith, Earl Eugene Toon Jr., James "J.T." Taylor, Ronald Bell (as Ronald Nathan Bell), George Brown (as George Melvin Brown), Dennis Ronald Thomas, Eumir Deodato, Robert Mickens, Robert Bell & Kool & the Gang
37.08/1980

Another One Bites the Dust by Queen

        

MP3

from The Game   

CD

MP3

327

US ✫1
US dance 2
US R&B 2
UK 7
[Elektra 47031]
written by John Deacon
38.08/1984

Careless Whisper by George Michael

        

MP3

from Make It Big   

CD

MP3

327

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B 8
UK ✫1
written by George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley
39.01/1981

Woman by John Lennon

        

MP3

from Double Fantasy   

CD

MP3

325

US 2
US AC 4
US rock 26
UK ✫1
[Geffen]
written by John Lennon
40.08/1987

Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

        

MP3

from Whenever You Need Somebody   

CD

MP3

324

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US dance ✫1
UK ✫1
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1988]
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman
[RCA 5347]
written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken & Pete Waterman
41.12/1984

I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner

        

MP3

from Agent Provocateur   

CD

MP3

324

US ✫1
US AC 3
US R&B 85
US rock ✫1
UK ✫1
featuring New Jersey Mass Choir & Jennifer Holliday
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #476]
[Atlantic 89596]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner] & Lou Gramm (uncredited)
42.04/1980

Coming Up by Paul McCartney

        

MP3

from McCartney II   

CD

MP3

324

US ✫1
US AC 48
US dance 64
UK 2
[live]
[Columbia 11263+]
written by Paul McCartney
43.04/1981

Medley: Stars on 45 by Stars on 45/Starsound

        

MP3

from Stars on Long Play   

CD

MP3

323

US ✫1
US AC 11
US dance 18
UK 2
[venus, sugar sugar, no reply, i'll be back, drive my car, do you want to know a secret, we can work it out, i should have known better, nowhere man, you're going to lose that girl, stars on 45]
[Radio 3810]
written by various
44.08/1985

Saving All My Love for You by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from Whitney Houston   

CD

MP3

322

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
[Arista 9381]
written by Gerry Goffin & Michael Masser
45.03/1985

Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears

        

MP3

from Songs from the Big Chair   

CD

MP3

320

US ✫1
US AC 2
US dance ✫1
US rock 2
UK 2
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1986]
[Polygram 880659 (Mercury)]
written by Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley & Chris Hughes
46.11/1981

I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) by Hall & Oates

        

MP3

from Private Eyes   

CD

MP3

320

US ✫1
US AC 12
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
US rock 28
UK 8
[RCA 12357]
written by Daryl Hall, John Oates & Sara Allen
47.01/1987

I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin & George Michael

        

MP3

from Aretha [1986 album]   

CD

MP3

318

US ✫1
US AC 2
US dance 12
US R&B 5
UK ✫1
produced by Narada Michael Walden
written by Simon Climie & Dennis Morgan
48.03/1989

Like a Prayer by Madonna

        

MP3

from Like a Prayer   

CD

MP3

318

US ✫1
US AC 3
US dance ✫1
US R&B 20
UK ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #300]
[Sire 27539]
written by Madonna & Patrick Leonard
49.02/1983

Beat It by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Thriller   

CD

MP3

318

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

[Epic 03759]
written by Michael Jackson
50.04/1984

Let's Hear It for the Boy by Deniece Williams

        

MP3

from Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture   

CD

MP3

318

US ✫1
US AC 3
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
[Columbia 04417]
written by Tom Snow & Dean Pitchford
51.10/1982

Truly by Lionel Richie

        

MP3

from Lionel Richie   

CD

MP3

317

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 6
[Motown 1644]
written by Lionel Richie
52.07/1980

Morning Train (Nine to Five) by Sheena Easton

        

MP3

from Take My Time   

CD

MP3

317

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK 3
written by Florrie Palmer
53.10/1982

Africa by Toto

        

MP3

from Toto IV   

CD

MP3

317

US ✫1
US AC 5
UK 3
[Columbia 03335]
written by David Paich & Jeff Porcaro
54.08/1981

Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross

        

MP3

from Arthur: The Album   

CD

MP3

316

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US rock 13
UK 7
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1981]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1981]
[Warner 49787]
written by Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager & Peter Allen
55.06/1984

Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr

        

MP3

from Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack Album   

CD

MP3

315

US ✫1
US AC 9
US dance 6
US R&B ✫1
US rock 38
UK 2
[Arista 9212]
written by Ray Parker Jr
56.06/1987

La Bamba by Los Lobos

        

MP3

from La Bamba: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   

CD

MP3

314

US ✫1
US AC 4
US country 57
US rock 11
UK ✫1
[Slash 28336]
written by traditional
57.09/1988

A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins

        

MP3

from Buster: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   

CD

MP3

313

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK ✫1
written by Toni Wine & Carole Bayer Sager
58.10/1982

Baby, Come to Me by Patti Austin & James Ingram

        

MP3

from Every Home Should Have One   

CD

MP3

313

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B 9
UK 11
[R]
[Qwest 50036]
written by Rod Temperton
59.05/1984

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

        

MP3

from Make It Big   

CD

MP3

313

US ✫1
US AC 4
US dance 27
UK ✫1
[Columbia 04552]
written by George Michael
60.06/1984

When Doves Cry by Prince

        

MP3

from Purple Rain   

CD

MP3

312

US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
US rock 31
UK 4

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #52]
charted as When Doves Cry / 17 Days in US dance charts
[Warner 29286]
written by Prince
61.02/1983

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics

        

MP3

from Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)   

CD

MP3

312

US ✫1
US AC 36
US dance 2
US rock 16
UK 2
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #356]
[RCA 13533]
written by Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart [David Allan Stewart]
62.01/1981

Rapture by Blondie

        

MP3

from Autoamerican   

CD

MP3

311

US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B 33
US rock 35
UK 5
charted as Rapture / The Tide Is High in US dance charts
[Chrysalis 2485]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
63.11/1984

Easy Lover by Philip Bailey

        

MP3

from Chinese Wall   

CD

MP3

311

US 2
US AC 15
US dance 7
US R&B 3
US rock 5
UK ✫1
with Phil Collins
[Columbia 04679]
written by Philip Bailey, Phil Collins & Nathan East
64.01/1987

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship

        

MP3

from No Protection   

CD

MP3

311

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US rock 16
UK ✫1
[Grunt 5109-7]
written by Diane Warren & Albert Hammond
65.02/1984

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by Phil Collins

        

MP3

from Against All Odds: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   

CD

MP3

309

US ✫1
US AC 2
US rock ✫1
UK 2
[Atlantic 89700 A]
written by Phil Collins
66.08/1982

Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

        

MP3

from An Officer and a Gentleman: Original Soundtrack from the Paramount Motion Picture   

CD

MP3

308

US ✫1
US AC 3
UK 7

video

[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1982]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1982]
[Atco 99996 (Island)]
written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie & Will Jennings
67.03/1986

On My Own by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald

        

MP3

from Winner in You   

CD

MP3

307

US ✫1
US AC 2
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
[MCA 52770]
written by Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
68.09/1985

Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder

        

MP3

from In Square Circle   

CD

MP3

307

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 3

video

[Tamla 1808]
written by Stevie Wonder
69.02/1989

Eternal Flame by The Bangles

        

MP3

from Everything   

CD

MP3

306

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK ✫1
[Columbia 68533]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
70.09/1981

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police

        

MP3

from Ghost in the Machine   

CD

MP3

306

US 3
US rock ✫1
UK ✫1
written by Sting
71.12/1988

Straight Up by Paula Abdul

        

MP3

from Forever Your Girl   

CD

MP3

306

US ✫1
US AC 39
US dance 3
US R&B 2
UK 3
[Virgin 99256]
written by Elliot Wolff
72.04/1984

The Reflex by Duran Duran

        

MP3

from Seven and the Ragged Tiger   

CD

MP3

305

US ✫1
US dance 15
US rock 35
UK ✫1
[Capitol 5345]
written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor [Roger Meddows-Taylor] & Andy Taylor
73.06/1989

Batdance by Prince

        

MP3

from Batman   

CD

MP3

305

US ✫1
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
US alt. 18
UK 2

video

[Warner 22924]
written by Prince
74.11/1989

Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

        

MP3

from … But Seriously   

CD

MP3

305

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US rock 7
UK 2
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1990]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1991]
[Atlantic 88774]
written by Phil Collins
75.12/1983

99 Luftballons by Nena

        

MP3

from 99 Luftballons   

CD

MP3

302

US 2
US AC 42
US dance 22
US rock 23
UK ✫1
[Epic 04108]
written by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, Carlo Karges & Kevin McAlea
76.05/1980

Crying by Don McLean

        

MP3

from Chain Lightning   

CD

MP3

302

US 5
US AC 2
US country 6
UK ✫1
[Millennium 11799]
written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson
77.11/1983

Joanna by Kool & the Gang

        

MP3

from In the Heart   

CD

MP3

301

US 2
US AC 2
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
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
78.11/1985

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going by Billy Ocean

        

MP3

from The Jewel of the Nile: Music from the 20th Century Fox Motion Picture Soundtrack   

CD

MP3

301

US 2
US AC 2
US dance 31
US R&B 6
UK ✫1
written by Wayne Brathwaite (as Wayne Anton Braithwaite), Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond), Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Billy Ocean
79.12/1983

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

        

MP3

from She's So Unusual   

CD

MP3

301

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B 78
US rock 10
UK 3
[Portrait 04432]
written by Rob Hyman & Cyndi Lauper
80.03/1982

I've Never Been to Me by Charlene

        

MP3

from I've Never Been to Me   

CD

MP3

300

US 3
US AC 7
US country 60
UK ✫1
[R]
[Motown 1611]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Ken Hirsch
81.08/1987

I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany

        

MP3

from Tiffany   

CD

MP3

300

US ✫1
US AC 38
US dance 26
UK ✫1
[R]
[MCA 53167]
written by Ritchie Cordell
82.05/1984

What's Love Got to Do with It by Tina Turner

        

MP3

from Private Dancer   

CD

MP3

299

US ✫1
US AC 8
US dance 21
US R&B 2
US rock 51
UK 3
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1985]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1985]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #309]
[Capitol 5354]
written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle
83.08/1983

Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

        

MP3

from Eyes That See in the Dark   

CD

MP3

299

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US country ✫1
UK 7

video

[RCA 13615]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
84.02/1988

Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car by Billy Ocean

        

MP3

from Tear Down These Walls   

CD

MP3

299

US ✫1
US AC 5
US dance 25
US R&B ✫1
UK 3
[Jive 9678]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Billy Ocean
85.12/1985

How Will I Know by Whitney Houston

        

MP3

from Whitney Houston   

CD

MP3

298

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US dance 3
US R&B ✫1
UK 5
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9434]
written by George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam & Narada Michael Walden
86.09/1983

Uptown Girl by Billy Joel

        

MP3

from An Innocent Man   

CD

MP3

297

US 3
US AC 2
US rock 22
UK ✫1
[Columbia 04149]
written by Billy Joel
87.07/1988

Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

        

MP3

from Spontaneous Inventions   

CD

MP3

297

US ✫1
US AC 7
US R&B 11
UK 2
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1989]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1989]
[EMI-Manhattan 50146]
written by Bobby McFerrin
88.12/1984

Everything She Wants by Wham!

        

MP3

from Make It Big   

CD

MP3

297

US ✫1
US AC 4
US dance 7
US R&B 12
UK 2
double A-side with Last Christmas in the UK ; charted as Everything She Wants / Like a Baby in US dance charts
written by George Michael
89.06/1986

Take My Breath Away by Berlin

        

MP3

from Top Gun: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   

CD

MP3

296

US ✫1
US AC 3
UK ✫1
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1986]
[Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song 1986]
produced by Giorgio Moroder
[Columbia 05903]
written by Giorgio Moroder & Tom Whitlock
90.07/1982

Gloria by Laura Branigan

        

MP3

from Branigan   

CD

MP3

296

US 2
US AC 28
US dance 4
UK 6
[Atlantic 4048]
written by Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi & Trevor Veitch
91.11/1985

West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys

        

MP3

from Please   

CD

MP3

296

US ✫1
US AC 26
US dance ✫1
US R&B 36
US rock 37
UK ✫1
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1987]
[R]
[EMI America 8307]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
92.10/1987

Faith by George Michael

        

MP3

from Faith   

CD

MP3

295

US ✫1
US AC 5
US dance 17
UK 2
[Columbia 07623]
written by George Michael
93.12/1989

Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul

        

MP3

from Forever Your Girl   

CD

MP3

294

US ✫1
US AC 45
US dance 24
US R&B 3
UK 2
with The Wild Pair
rap by Derrick Delite from the Soul Purpose
[Virgin 99158]
written by Oliver Leiber
94.02/1986

Rock Me Amadeus by Falco

        

MP3

from Falco 3   

CD

MP3

294

US ✫1
US dance 4
US R&B 6
UK ✫1
charted as Rock Me Amadeus / Vienna Calling in US dance charts
[A&M 2821]
written by Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland & Falco
95.08/1987

I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Bad   

CD

MP3

293

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1
with Siedah Garrett
[Epic 07253]
written by Michael Jackson
96.11/1984

Like a Virgin by Madonna

        

MP3

from Like a Virgin   

CD

MP3

292

US ✫1
US AC 29
US dance ✫1
US R&B 9
UK 3
[Sire 29210]
written by Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly
97.10/1981

Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire

        

MP3

from Raise!   

CD

MP3

292

US 3
US dance 3
US R&B ✫1
UK 3
charted as Let's Groove/I've Had Enough in US dance charts
[Columbia 02536]
written by Wayne Vaughn & Maurice White
98.06/1986

Papa Don't Preach by Madonna

        

MP3

from True Blue   

CD

MP3

291

US ✫1
US AC 16
US dance 4
UK ✫1
[Sire 28660]
written by Brian Elliot & Madonna
99.10/1987

Got My Mind Set on You by George Harrison

        

MP3

from Cloud Nine   

CD

MP3

291

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
US rock 4
UK 2
originally recorded by James Ray in 1962; produced by George Harrison & Jeff Lynne
[Dark Horse 28178]
written by Rudy Clark
100.08/1984

Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) by Billy Ocean

        

MP3

from Suddenly   

CD

MP3

291

US ✫1
US AC 7
US dance ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 6
[Jive 9199]
written by Billy Ocean & Keith Diamond

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