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Top Songs of 1982

1981 <-1982-> 1983
    

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1.
04/1982
442

✫1
US
✫1
AC




8
R&B
34
rock
✫1
UK
[Columbia 02860]
written by Paul McCartney
2.
10/1982
438

✫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
3.
06/1982
434

✫1
US
27
AC


59
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
UK
[Scotti Brothers 02912]
written by Frankie Sullivan & Jim Peterik
4.
07/1982
416

✫1
US
31
AC






6
rock
✫1
UK
as Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1983]
[Mercury 76189]
written by Kevin Rowland, "Big" Jim Paterson & Billy Adams
5.
05/1982
408

✫1
US
28
AC


14
dance
26
R&B
4
rock
2
UK
[Capitol 5126]
written by Steve Miller
6.
09/1982
394

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
[Epic/Virgin 03368]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
7.
02/1982
390

✫1
US




3
dance




2
UK
[Chrysalis 2638]
written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn
8.
06/1982
363

✫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
9.
10/1982
362

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


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

Africa by Toto

from Toto IV   Toto IV
361

✫1
US
5
AC








3
UK
[Columbia 03335]
written by David Paich & Jeff Porcaro
11.
03/1982
357

3
US
7
AC
60
country






✫1
UK
[R]
[Motown 1611]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller) & Ken Hirsch
12.
10/1982
338

✫1
US
14
AC


18
dance
78
R&B
18
rock
6
UK
[RCA 13354]
written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall & John Oates
13.
11/1982
336

2
US
6
AC


46
dance
34
R&B


3
UK
[Epic/Virgin 03796]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig), Roy Hay & Jon Moss
14.
08/1982
322

✫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
15.
10/1982
321

3
US
34
AC


12
dance
✫1
R&B


4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #231]
[Columbia 03302]
written by Marvin Gaye
16.
11/1982
319

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B


8
UK
[Epic 03288]
written by Michael Jackson
17.
10/1982
316

✫1
US
✫1
AC




9
R&B


11
UK
[R]
[Qwest 50036]
written by Rod Temperton
18.
07/1982
309

2
US
28
AC


4
dance




6
UK
[Atlantic 4048]
written by Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi & Trevor Veitch
19.
05/1982
299

3
US




36
dance


✫1
rock
5
UK
20.
09/1982
298

10
US




11
dance
8
R&B


✫1
UK
21.
11/1982
293

10
US
9
AC






24
rock
✫1
UK
[Atlantic 89933]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
22.
10/1982
284

10
US
✫1
AC




14
R&B


2
UK
[Arista 1015]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
23.
05/1982
279

12
US








7
rock
✫1
UK
written by Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni
24.
04/1982

Rosanna by Toto

from Toto IV   Toto IV
265

2
US
17
AC






8
rock
12
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1983]
[Columbia 02811]
written by David Paich
25.
06/1982
262

✫1
US








3
rock
25
UK
as John Cougar
written by John Mellencamp
26.
08/1982
261

6
US
4
AC


45
dance


7
rock
6
UK
[A&M 2428]
written by Joe Jackson
27.
11/1982
243

7
US




21
dance


9
rock
5
UK
written by Chris Foreman & Chas Smash (as Carl Smyth)
28.
07/1982
225

✫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
29.
05/1982
217

18
US




✫1
dance


32
rock
4
UK
30.
12/1982
210

2
US
✫1
AC
15
country








as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
[Capitol 5187]
written by Rodney Crowell
31.
08/1982
208

17
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


7
UK
[RCA 13273]
written by Kashif (as Kashif Saleem)
32.
10/1982
207

53
US










✫1
UK
written by Eddy Grant
33.
04/1982
204

2
US








✫1
rock


as John Cougar
written by John Mellencamp & George Green (as George M. Green)
34.
11/1982
202

30
US








22
rock
2
UK
35.
01/1982
202

4
US
10
AC


27
dance
✫1
R&B


39
UK
[Tamla 1602]
written by Stevie Wonder
36.
05/1982
200

13
US
25
AC


✫1
dance
2
R&B


10
UK
[Tamla 1612]
written by Stevie Wonder
37.
10/1982
200

5
US








4
rock
17
UK
[Warner 29840 (Sire)]
written by Chrissie Hynde
38.
02/1982
196







45
dance




✫1
UK

written by Paul Weller
39.
10/1982
194













✫1
UK
written by Johnny Edward (as John Edward)
40.
01/1982
193













✫1
UK
41.
02/1982
193













✫1
UK
42.
05/1982
193













✫1
UK
43.
06/1982
193













✫1
UK
[A&M 2433]
written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (as Oscar Hammerstein)
44.
12/1982
193













✫1
UK
written by Paul Weller
45.
05/1982
193













✫1
UK
[1982 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
written by Bernd Meinunger, Paul Greedus & Ralph Siegel
46.
01/1982

Open Arms by Journey

from Escape   Escape
193

2
US
7
AC






35
rock


[Columbia 02687]
written by Jonathan Cain & Steve Perry
47.
01/1982
193













✫1
UK
written by Shakin' Stevens
48.
03/1982
193













✫1
UK
49.
09/1982
191

3
US




47
dance


✫1
rock
59
UK
[Elektra 69894 (Asylum)]
written by Don Henley & Danny Kootch (as Danny Kortchmar)
50.
03/1982
191

2
US
30
AC






11
rock


[RCA 13075]
written by Rick Springfield
51.
01/1982
190

2
US








7
rock


[R]
[I.R.S. 9903]
written by Charlotte Caffey
52.
03/1982
189

12
US
✫1
AC








8
UK
[Geffen 29954]
written by Elton John & Gary Osborne
53.
03/1982
187

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
54.
08/1982
184

4
US
8
AC




7
R&B


43
UK
55.
04/1982
183

4
US








✫1
rock
46
UK
[Geffen 50040]
written by Geoff Downes & John Wetton
56.
01/1982
183

37
US




8
dance


18
rock
3
UK
[Arista 0672]
written by Nick Heyward
57.
03/1982
183

102
US




15
dance
27
R&B


2
UK
58.
11/1982
180

5
US




3
dance
49
R&B
6
rock
49
UK
[Capitol 5204]
written by Thomas Dolby & Tim Kerr
59.
04/1982
179

67
US
38
AC








2
UK
[Sire 29844]
written by Vince Clarke
60.
07/1982
179

3
US
3
AC






11
rock


[Arista 0696]
written by Alan Parsons & Eric Woolfson
61.
03/1982
179

5
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B




[Motown 1609]
written by Reggie Andrews & Leon "Ndugu" Chancler
62.
03/1982
174

23
US




2
dance
4
R&B


8
UK
[Elektra 47427]
written by Patrice Rushen, Terri McFaddin (as Teri McFadden) & Freddie Washington
63.
06/1982
174

4
US
7
AC






3
rock


[Warner 29966]
written by Christine McVie & Robbie Patton
64.
10/1982
173







18
dance




2
UK
charted as I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby / I'm Corrupt / Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy in US dance charts
written by Kid Creole (as August Darnell)
65.
03/1982
173

4
US
33
AC


24
dance
2
R&B




[Arista 0669]
written by Ray Parker Jr
66.
06/1982
171

10
US




3
dance
4
R&B


18
UK
[Geffen 29982]
written by Quincy Jones, Merria Ross & Rod Temperton
67.
01/1982
170

30
US




4
dance
2
R&B


7
UK
[R]
[Mercury 76132]
written by Junior (as Junior Giscombe) & Bob Carter
68.
06/1982
170

5
US
✫1
AC








44
UK
[Arista 0692]
written by Terry Skinner, J.L. Wallace & Ken Bell
69.
07/1982
170







33
dance




2
UK
written by Stephan Remmler & Kralle (as Gert Krawinkel)
70.
09/1982
170

5
US
✫1
AC








47
UK
[Columbia 03345]
written by Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
71.
07/1982
167







✫1
dance




3
UK
72.
09/1982
167









89
R&B


2
UK
[Omni 99563]
written by Len Barry & Bobby Eli
73.
05/1982
166













2
UK
written by Marc Almond & David Ball
74.
04/1982
166













2
UK
charted as This Time (We'll Get It Right) / England We'll Fly the Flag in UK charts
written by Chris Norman & Pete Spencer
75.
12/1982
166













2
UK
76.
09/1982
166













2
UK
written by Paul Weller
77.
08/1982
166













2
UK
78.
09/1982
166













2
UK
written by Mark Knopfler
79.
04/1982
166













2
UK
written by Simon Jefferis
80.
01/1982
166













2
UK
81.
03/1982
166













2
UK
82.
12/1982
166













2
UK
written by Mike Batt & Tim Rice
83.
09/1982
165

3
US










46
UK
[MCA 52100]
written by Paul Bliss
84.
11/1982

Rio by Duran Duran

from Rio   Rio
164

14
US








5
rock
9
UK
85.
10/1982
163

10
US
36
AC




4
R&B


15
UK
produced by Michael Jackson
[RCA 13348]
written by Michael Jackson
86.
08/1982
160







✫1
dance
63
R&B


4
UK
featuring Donnie Calvin
[StreetWise 2203]
written by Eddy Grant
87.
05/1982
160

10
US
6
AC






39
rock
15
UK
[Columbia 03019]
written by Paul McCartney
88.
02/1982
159

5
US
6
AC








43
UK
[MCA 52000]
written by John Farrar & Tom Snow
89.
10/1982
158

7
US
2
AC
✫1
country






81
UK
[Elektra 69936]
written by Frank J. Myers
90.
06/1982
158

104
US




25
dance
12
R&B


3
UK
[RCA 13217]
written by Jesse Rae
91.
03/1982
158

44
US




15
dance
8
R&B


5
UK
[Solar 48005]
written by Nidra Beard, Dana Meyers & Leon Sylvers III
92.
03/1982
155

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
[Capitol 5107]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
93.
06/1982
154

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
94.
10/1982
152

30
US






7
R&B


6
UK
[De-Lite 824]
written by Kevin Bell (as Amir Bayyan), James "J.T." Taylor & Kool & The Gang
95.
02/1982
151

25
US




39
dance




6
UK
96.
01/1982
150

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
97.
05/1982
150

5
US
10
AC


8
dance






[Arista 0676]
written by Dean Pitchford & Tom Snow
98.
10/1982
146







21
dance




3
UK
written by George Michael
99.
08/1982
143

101
US










3
UK
[Sire 29976]
written by H. B. Barnum
100.
10/1982
142

11
US
5
AC






7
rock
26
UK
[A&M 2502]
written by Roger Hodgson

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