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Top Songs of 1983

1982 <-1983-> 1984
    

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1.
05/1983
308

✫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
305

✫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
304

✫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.
09/1983
303

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
dance
✫1
R&B


2
UK
[Motown 1698]
written by Lionel Richie
5.
04/1983
303

✫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]
written by Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey & Irene Cara
6.
01/1983
300

✫1
US
9
AC




✫1
R&B


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

[Epic 03509]
written by Michael Jackson
7.
09/1983
287

✫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
8.
02/1983
286

✫1
US
7
AC






23
rock
✫1
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
[Columbia 03906]
written by Jim Steinman
9.
02/1983
277

✫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]
10.
11/1983
270

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
11.
12/1983
263

2
US
42
AC


22
dance


23
rock
✫1
UK
12.
12/1983
262

✫1
US
✫1
AC




78
R&B
10
rock
3
UK
[Portrait 04432]
written by Rob Hyman & Cyndi Lauper
13.
02/1983
261

✫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
14.
12/1983
259

2
US




✫1
dance
80
R&B
16
rock
2
UK
[Portrait 04120]
written by Robert Hazard
15.
01/1983
257

2
US




6
dance
18
R&B
12
rock
2
UK
[Portrait 03793]
written by Eddy Grant
16.
09/1983
255

3
US
2
AC






22
rock
✫1
UK
[Columbia 04149]
written by Billy Joel
17.
07/1983
254

✫1
US
✫1
AC


38
dance


17
rock
4
UK
[Columbia 04138]
written by Billy Joel
18.
04/1983

True by Spandau Ballet

from True   True
250

4
US
✫1
AC




76
R&B
34
rock
✫1
UK
[Chrysalis 42720]
written by Gary Kemp
19.
03/1983
244

4
US




34
dance


3
rock
✫1
UK
20.
08/1983
240

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country






7
UK
[RCA Victor PB-13615]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
21.
11/1983
227

3
US
8
AC


✫1
dance


9
rock
4
UK
[Arista 1-9164]
written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie & Joe Leeway
22.
01/1983
226

5
US




25
dance


23
rock
✫1
UK
23.
10/1983
216

3
US




33
dance


2
rock
3
UK
24.
04/1983
206

8
US




✫1
dance
56
R&B
14
rock
2
UK
[A&M/Virgin 2547]
written by Jo Callis & Philip Oakey
25.
06/1983
199

3
US




✫1
dance


21
rock
6
UK
[Backstreet 52232]
written by Ivan Doroschuk
26.
04/1983
197

4
US
2
AC






22
rock
5
UK
featuring Stevie Wonder
[Geffen 7-29460]
written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin & Davey Johnstone
27.
09/1983
196

5
US
4
AC


17
dance
76
R&B


4
UK
[Private I 04113]
written by Matthew Wilder & Greg Prestopino
28.
11/1983
195

✫1
US




3
dance
69
R&B
✫1
rock
28
UK
29.
09/1983
187

8
US
11
AC








2
UK
[MCA/Stiff 52347]
written by Kirsty MacColl
30.
05/1983
185

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
31.
07/1983
180

16
US
4
AC




5
R&B


2
UK
[Capitol 5242]
written by Gerry Goffin & Michael Masser
32.
05/1983
178

14
US




47
dance




✫1
UK
[Warner 7-29608]
written by Rod Stewart & Jay Davis
33.
04/1983
174

10
US








17
rock
2
UK
[Virgin/Epic 34-04144]
written by Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay & Jon Moss
34.
07/1983
173

18
US




24
dance




✫1
UK
as KC
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Deborah Carter
35.
05/1983
169

14
US








6
rock
2
UK
co-produced by Nile Rodgers
[EMI America 8177]
written by David Bowie
36.
04/1983
167

46
US




17
dance
✫1
R&B


✫1
UK
[StreetWise 1108]
written by Maurice Starr
37.
11/1983
167

4
US
24
AC


44
dance
3
R&B
42
rock
10
UK

[Epic 04364]
written by Rod Temperton
38.
09/1983
162

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 29177]
written by Madonna
39.
10/1983
161

2
US
8
AC


✫1
dance
45
R&B
18
rock
69
UK
[RCA 13654]
written by Daryl Hall
40.
01/1983
160

2
US




✫1
dance
48
R&B
5
rock
63
UK
[Elektra 69847 (Beserkley)]
written by Greg Kihn & Steve Wright
41.
05/1983
160

3
US




3
dance
✫1
R&B


25
UK
[Mercury 812265]
written by Donna Summer & Michael Omartian
42.
07/1983
160

3
US
33
AC






✫1
rock
17
UK
[A&M 2569]
written by Sting
43.
05/1983
159

5
US






5
R&B


8
UK
[Epic 03914]
written by Michael Jackson
44.
04/1983
155

3
US
6
AC






3
rock
21
UK
[Columbia 03795]
written by Colin Hay
45.
06/1983
155

✫1
US
34
AC


6
dance


34
rock


[Casablanca 812516]
written by Dennis Matkosky & Michael Sembello
46.
08/1983
152

34
US








41
rock
✫1
UK
written by Neil Diamond
47.
11/1983
150

7
US
6
AC




6
R&B
49
rock
9
UK
[Motown 1710]
written by Lionel Richie & Cynthia Weil
48.
07/1983
148

8
US
13
AC






9
rock
7
UK
[A&M 2614]
written by Sting
49.
05/1983
145

12
US
28
AC






34
rock
4
UK
[Geffen 7-29639]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
50.
11/1983
144

6
US
7
AC






2
rock
16
UK
[Atlantic 89724]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
51.
10/1983
143

8
US




✫1
dance
2
R&B


14
UK
[Mirage 99810]
written by Chris Barbosa & Ed Chisolm
52.
07/1983
142

2
US
2
AC








80
UK
produced by Jim Steinman
[Arista 9056]
written by Jim Steinman
53.
01/1983
141

4
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B


43
UK
[Motown 1657]
written by Brenda Harvey Richie & Lionel Richie
54.
06/1983
141

104
US




✫1
dance
13
R&B


2
UK
[StreetWise 1110]
written by Arthur Baker
55.
08/1983

Gold by Spandau Ballet

from True   True
141

29
US
17
AC








2
UK
[Chrysalis 42743]
written by Gary Kemp
56.
11/1983
140

67
US










✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1985]
[Atco 99805 (Island)]
written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson & Mark O'Toole
57.
06/1983
139

70
US










✫1
UK
58.
09/1983

Holiday by Madonna

from Madonna   Madonna
138

16
US




✫1
dance
25
R&B


6
UK
charted as Holiday / Lucky Star in US dance charts.
[Sire 29478]
written by Curtis Hudson & Lisa Stevens
59.
10/1983
137

3
US




✫1
dance


2
rock


[Nemperor 04135]
written by Jimmy Marinos, Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Coz Canler & Peter Solley (as Pete Solley)
60.
11/1983
136

33
US








20
rock
2
UK
[Elektra]
written by Howard Jones & William Bryant
61.
01/1983
136

6
US
16
AC






17
rock
12
UK
[Arista 1054]
written by Ray Davies
62.
11/1983
135

9
US




9
dance


2
rock
11
UK
63.
12/1983
134

10
US
✫1
AC








8
UK
[Columbia 04259]
written by Billy Joel
64.
09/1983
134

27
US




4
dance


58
rock
3
UK
[Elektra 7-69766]
written by Howard Jones
65.
11/1983
133













✫1
UK
written by Vince Clarke
66.
11/1983
132

26
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B


6
UK
[Capitol 5322]
written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
67.
01/1983
132

6
US
2
AC
✫1
country






28
UK
[Liberty 1492]
written by Bob Seger
68.
12/1983
132













✫1
UK
released in the US as the B-Side to So Bad
written by Paul McCartney
69.
11/1983
132

37
US








32
rock
2
UK
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
70.
07/1983
131

9
US
44
AC


11
dance




8
UK
71.
03/1983

Words by F.R. David

from Words   
128

62
US
13
AC








2
UK
[Carrere 101]
written by F.R. David, Marty Kupersmith & Louis S. Yaguda
72.
07/1983
128

21
US










3
UK
73.
11/1983
127

45
US




42
dance




2
UK
charted as Love of the Common People / Come Back and Stay in US dance charts
written by John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkins
74.
09/1983
126

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
75.
05/1983
125

60
US




28
dance




2
UK
[Columbia 03932]
written by George Michael
76.
01/1983
125

46
US










2
UK
[R]
written by Paul Jabara & Paul Shaffer
77.
04/1983
123

6
US
36
AC




81
R&B


15
UK
78.
08/1983
123

5
US








2
rock
29
UK
produced by Dave Edmunds
[EMI 8168]
written by Brian Setzer
79.
06/1983
122

4
US




14
dance


2
rock
86
UK
80.
04/1983
122

5
US
✫1
AC




6
R&B


70
UK
[Motown 1677]
written by Lionel Richie
81.
07/1983
121

22
US




6
dance
✫1
R&B


8
UK
as Rufus & Chaka Khan
[Warner 29555]
written by David Wolinski (as Hawk Wolinski)
82.
02/1983
119

3
US








3
rock
90
UK
[A&M 2525]
written by Dennis DeYoung
83.
09/1983
118

5
US




41
dance


✫1
rock
49
UK
[Chrysalis 42732]
written by Mike Chapman & Holly Knight
84.
04/1983
117

4
US
✫1
AC




28
R&B




with Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller
[A&M 2540]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
85.
04/1983
116







34
dance




2
UK
charted as Temptation / We Live so Fast in US dance charts
written by Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh & Martyn Ware
86.
02/1983
115

5
US




17
dance


4
rock
47
UK
[Epic 34-03559]
written by Falco & Robert Ponger
87.
08/1983
114













2
UK
written by Chas Smash (as Carl Smyth) & Suggs (as Graham McPherson)
88.
04/1983
113

23
US




7
dance




6
UK
89.
08/1983
113

35
US










3
UK
[Warner 7-29564]
written by Rod Stewart, Jay Davis & Tony Brock
90.
06/1983
109

5
US




12
dance


2
rock


[Modern 7-99863]
written by Stevie Nicks & Prince
91.
11/1983
109

67
US
13
AC








3
UK
[Epic 04338]
written by Bob Heatlie
92.
10/1983
108

6
US




✫1
dance


7
rock


written by Chris Hayes & Huey Lewis
93.
09/1983

Mama by Genesis

from Genesis   Genesis
108

73
US








5
rock
4
UK
[Atlantic 89770]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
94.
10/1983
107

10
US
37
AC




46
R&B


11
UK
[Epic 04165]
written by James Ingram & Quincy Jones
95.
06/1983
106

6
US
10
AC






27
rock
33
UK
[Columbia 03959]
written by Colin Hay
96.
06/1983
106

22
US




18
dance
10
R&B
41
rock
8
UK
[Solar 69819]
written by Marquis Dair, Joey Gallo & Leon Sylvers III
97.
06/1983
105

4
US
12
AC


37
dance






#1 hit for Harry Richman in 1930
[RCA 13574]
written by Irving Berlin
98.
01/1983
104

75
US




43
dance




3
UK
99.
01/1983
101

7
US
4
AC




8
R&B


63
UK
[RCA 13421]
written by Daryl Hall
100.
02/1983
101

6
US




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

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