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Top Songs of 1982

1981 <-1982-> 1983
    

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1.
06/1982
444

✫1
US
27
AC


59
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
UK
[Scotti Brothers 02912]
written by Frankie Sullivan & Jim Peterik
2.
04/1982
426

✫1
US
✫1
AC




8
R&B
34
rock
✫1
UK
[Columbia 02860]
written by Paul McCartney
3.
10/1982
405

✫1
US
13
AC


33
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
UK
[R]
charted as Who Can It Be Now? / Down Under in US dance charts
[Columbia 03303]
written by Colin Hay & Ron Strykert
4.
05/1982
376

✫1
US
28
AC


14
dance
26
R&B
4
rock
2
UK
[Capitol 5126]
written by Steve Miller
5.
07/1982
367

✫1
US
31
AC






6
rock
✫1
UK
as Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1983]
written by Kevin Rowland, "Big" Jim Paterson & Billy Adams
6.
09/1982
342

2
US
8
AC


34
dance
39
R&B
21
rock
✫1
UK
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
7.
02/1982
340

✫1
US




3
dance




2
UK
[Chrysalis 2638]
written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn
8.
10/1982
330

✫1
US
14
AC


18
dance
78
R&B
18
rock
6
UK
[RCA 13354]
written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall & John Oates
9.
06/1982
329

✫1
US
✫1
AC








4
UK
charted as Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away in US AC charts
[Warner 29979 (Full Moon)]
written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
10.
10/1982
317

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


6
UK
[Motown 1644]
written by Lionel Richie
11.
10/1982

Africa by Toto

from Toto IV   Toto IV
317

✫1
US
5
AC








3
UK
[Columbia 03335]
written by David Paich & Jeff Porcaro
12.
10/1982
313

✫1
US
✫1
AC




9
R&B


11
UK
[R]
[Qwest 50036]
written by Rod Temperton
13.
08/1982
308

✫1
US
3
AC








7
UK
[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
14.
03/1982
300

3
US
7
AC
60
country






✫1
UK
[R]
[Motown 1611]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Ken Hirsch
15.
07/1982
296

2
US
28
AC


4
dance




6
UK
[Atlantic 4048]
written by Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi & Trevor Veitch
16.
06/1982
284

✫1
US








3
rock
25
UK
as John Cougar
written by John Mellencamp
17.
10/1982
284

3
US
34
AC


12
dance
✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #231]
[Columbia 03302]
written by Marvin Gaye
18.
11/1982
281

2
US
6
AC


46
dance
34
R&B


3
UK
[Virgin/Epic 03796]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
19.
11/1982
275

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


8
UK
[Epic 03288]
written by Michael Jackson
20.
05/1982
274

3
US




36
dance


✫1
rock
5
UK
21.
09/1982
268

10
US




11
dance
8
R&B


✫1
UK
22.
11/1982
267

10
US
9
AC






24
rock
✫1
UK
[Atlantic 89933]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
23.
04/1982

Rosanna by Toto

from Toto IV   Toto IV
253

2
US
17
AC






8
rock
12
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1983]
[Columbia 02811]
written by David Paich
24.
10/1982
250

10
US
✫1
AC




14
R&B


2
UK
[Arista 1015]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
25.
08/1982
247

6
US
4
AC


45
dance


7
rock
6
UK
[A&M 2428]
written by Joe Jackson
26.
07/1982
234

✫1
US




33
dance


46
rock
45
UK
[R]
charted as Who Can It Be Now? / Down Under in US dance charts
[Columbia 18-02888]
written by Colin Hay
27.
11/1982
226

7
US




21
dance


9
rock
5
UK
written by Chris Foreman & Chas Smash (as Carl Smyth)
28.
04/1982
224

2
US








✫1
rock


as John Cougar
written by John Mellencamp & George Green (as George M. Green)
29.
12/1982
223

2
US
✫1
AC
15
country








as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
[Capitol 5187]
written by Rodney Crowell
30.
10/1982
213

5
US








4
rock
17
UK
[Warner 29840 (Sire)]
written by Chrissie Hynde
31.
05/1982
212

12
US








7
rock
✫1
UK
written by Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni
32.
01/1982
211

4
US
10
AC


27
dance
✫1
R&B


39
UK
[Tamla 1602]
written by Stevie Wonder
33.
03/1982
208

5
US
2
AC
✫1
country






49
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1983]
[Columbia 02741]
written by Johnny Christopher, Mark James [songwriter] & Wayne Carson Thompson
34.
03/1982
207

2
US
30
AC






11
rock


[RCA 13075]
written by Rick Springfield
35.
09/1982
206

3
US




47
dance


✫1
rock
59
UK
[Elektra 69894 (Asylum)]
written by Don Henley & Danny Kootch (as Danny Kortchmar)
36.
01/1982
205

2
US








7
rock


[R]
[I.R.S. 9903]
written by Charlotte Caffey
37.
03/1982
205

5
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B




[Motown 1609]
written by Reggie Andrews & Leon "Ndugu" Chancler
38.
01/1982

Open Arms by Journey

from Escape   Escape
203

2
US
7
AC






35
rock


[Columbia 02687]
written by Jonathan Cain & Steve Perry
39.
11/1982
198

5
US




3
dance
49
R&B
6
rock
49
UK
[Capitol 5204]
written by Thomas Dolby & Tim Kerr
40.
04/1982
198

4
US








✫1
rock
46
UK
[Geffen 50040]
written by Geoff Downes & John Wetton
41.
07/1982
196

3
US
3
AC






11
rock


[Arista 0696]
written by Alan Parsons & Eric Woolfson
42.
08/1982
196

4
US
8
AC




7
R&B


43
UK
43.
03/1982
194

4
US
33
AC


24
dance
2
R&B




[Arista 0669]
written by Ray Parker Jr
44.
10/1982
192

7
US
2
AC
✫1
country






81
UK
[Elektra 69936]
written by Frank J. Myers
45.
06/1982
192

4
US
7
AC






3
rock


[Warner 29966]
written by Christine McVie & Robbie Patton
46.
09/1982
184

3
US










46
UK
[MCA 52100]
written by Paul Bliss
47.
06/1982
183

10
US




3
dance
4
R&B


18
UK
[Geffen 29982]
written by Quincy Jones, Merria Ross & Rod Temperton
48.
06/1982
182

8
US




8
dance


6
rock
30
UK
charted as Rock The Casbah / Mustapha Dance in US dance charts
[Columbia 03245 (Epic)]
written by Mick Jones [The Clash], Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon & Topper Headon
49.
09/1982
181

5
US
✫1
AC








47
UK
[Columbia 03345]
written by Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
50.
06/1982
175

5
US
✫1
AC








44
UK
[Arista 0692]
written by Terry Skinner, J.L. Wallace & Ken Bell
51.
10/1982
175

10
US
36
AC




4
R&B


15
UK
produced by Michael Jackson
[RCA 13382]
written by Michael Jackson
52.
02/1982
174

5
US
6
AC








43
UK
[MCA]
written by John Farrar & Tom Snow
53.
05/1982
172

18
US




✫1
dance


32
rock
4
UK
54.
05/1982
171

10
US
6
AC






39
rock
15
UK
[Columbia 03019]
written by Paul McCartney
55.
01/1982
169

8
US




14
dance
2
R&B


36
UK
charted as Mirror, Mirror / Work That Body in US dance charts
[RCA 13021]
written by Dennis Matkosky & Michael Sembello
56.
03/1982
165

9
US




8
dance


3
rock
43
UK
57.
08/1982
164

17
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
written by Kashif (as Kashif Saleem)
58.
02/1982
162

6
US
5
AC










[Arista 0661]
written by Paul Davis
59.
05/1982
161

5
US
10
AC


8
dance






[Arista 0676]
written by Dean Pitchford & Tom Snow
60.
07/1982
161

7
US
14
AC






4
rock


[Elektra 69982 (Asylum)]
written by Jackson Browne
61.
05/1982
160

13
US
25
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


10
UK
[Tamla 1612]
written by Stevie Wonder
62.
02/1982
159

7
US








6
rock
60
UK
as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
[Boardwalk 7-11-144]
written by Tommy James & Peter Lucia
63.
05/1982
158

7
US
4
AC
30
country








[Capitol 5120]
written by Gary Burr
64.
07/1982
158

8
US
5
AC








59
UK
[Capitol 5142]
written by Russ Ballard
65.
04/1982
156

10
US
6
AC




✫1
R&B




[Columbia 02812]
written by Teddy Randazzo, Bob Weinstein & Lou Stallman
66.
04/1982
153

10
US








✫1
rock
79
UK
67.
11/1982
153

10
US








✫1
rock


written by George Kooymans
68.
02/1982
149

7
US








12
rock


69.
03/1982
146

12
US
✫1
AC








8
UK
[Geffen 7-29954]
written by Elton John & Gary Osborne
70.
07/1982
144

8
US




17
dance


13
rock


[I.R.S. 9907]
written by Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine & Jane Wiedlin
71.
10/1982
141

53
US










✫1
UK
written by Eddy Grant
72.
06/1982
141

7
US








2
rock


[Epic 14-02967]
written by Kevin Cronin
73.
11/1982
138

30
US








22
rock
2
UK
74.
04/1982
135

23
US




2
dance
4
R&B


8
UK
[Elektra 47427]
written by Patrice Rushen, Terri McFaddin (as Teri McFadden) & Freddie Washington
75.
06/1982
134

9
US
2
AC
87
country




9
rock


[Atlantic 4058]
written by Graham Nash
76.
01/1982
132

9
US












[Columbia 02673]
written by Jerry Buckner & Gary Garcia
77.
10/1982
132













✫1
UK
written by Johnny Edward (as John Edward)
78.
04/1982
130

9
US
27
AC






6
rock


[Capitol 5114]
written by Martha Davis
79.
01/1982
130

37
US




8
dance


18
rock
3
UK
[Arista 0672]
written by Nick Heyward
80.
03/1982
130

9
US
29
AC










[RCA 13065]
written by Daryl Hall, Sara Allen & Janna Allen
81.
11/1982

Rio by Duran Duran

from Rio   Rio
129

14
US








5
rock
9
UK
82.
02/1982
128

30
US




4
dance
2
R&B


7
UK
[R]
[Mercury 76132]
written by Junior (as Junior Giscombe) & Bob Carter
83.
02/1982
128







45
dance




✫1
UK

written by Paul Weller
84.
01/1982
126













✫1
UK
85.
02/1982
126













✫1
UK
86.
10/1982
123

11
US
5
AC






7
rock
26
UK
[A&M 2502]
written by Roger Hodgson
87.
05/1982
121













✫1
UK
88.
06/1982
121













✫1
UK
[A&M 2433]
written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (as Oscar Hammerstein)
89.
12/1982
121













✫1
UK
written by Paul Weller
90.
05/1982
121













✫1
UK
[1982 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
written by Bernd Meinunger, Paul Greedus & Ralph Siegel
91.
08/1982
119

11
US
✫1
AC
2
country








[Capitol 5148]
written by Joe Seneca & Diane Lampert
92.
03/1982
117

12
US
15
AC








10
UK
[magical mystery tour, all you need is love, you've got to hide your love away, i should have known better, a hard day's night, ticket to ride, get back]
from the Reel Music compilation album
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
93.
05/1982
116

10
US








✫1
rock


[A&M 2412]
written by Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi & Jim Peterik
94.
01/1982
116













✫1
UK
written by Shakin' Stevens
95.
03/1982
116













✫1
UK
96.
07/1982
116

13
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








97.
02/1982
115

25
US




39
dance




6
UK
98.
10/1982
113

30
US






7
R&B


6
UK
written by Kevin Bell (as Amir Bayyan), James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
99.
05/1982
112

14
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country








[RCA 13216]
written by Burt Bacharach & Bob Hilliard
100.
05/1982
112

11
US




62
dance
30
R&B
19
rock
25
UK
[Elektra 47452]
written by Freddie Mercury

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