Top Songs of the 80s

Top Songs of the 80s

Below are the top songs on the Billboard Music charts for each year of the 80s.

1980

SONG Artist
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) Rupert Holmes
Please Don’t Go KC & the Sunshine Band
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd
Call Me Blondie
Funkytown Lipps Inc.
Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) Paul McCartney & Wings
It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Joel
Magic Olivia Newton-John
Sailing Christopher Cross
Upside Down Diana Ross
Another One Bites the Dust Queen
Woman in Love Barbara Streisand
Lady Kenny Rogers
(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon

1981

SONG ARTIST
(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
The Tide Is High Blondie
Celebration Kool & The Gang
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon
Rapture Blondie
Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
Morning Train (Nine To Five) Sheena Easton
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
Medley Stars On 45
The One That You Love Air Supply
Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield
Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) Chrstopher Cross
Private Eyes Hall & Oates
Physical Olivia Newton-John

1982

SONG ARTIST
Chariots of Fire Vangelis
Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
Don’t You Want Me The Human League
Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Abracadabra The Steve Miller Band
Hard To Say I’m Sorry Chicago
Jack & Diane John Mellencamp
Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work
Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Truly Lionel Richie
Mickey Toni Basil
Maneater Hall & Oates

1983

SONG ARTIST
Maneater Hall and Oates
Down Under Men at Work
Africa Toto
Baby, Come To Me Patti Austin featuring James Ingram
Bille Jean Michael Jackson
Come on Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners
Beat It Michael Jackson
Let’s Dance David Bowie
Flashdance…. What A Feeling Irene Cara
Every Breath You Take The Police
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics
Maniac Michael Sambello
Tell Her About it Billy Joel
Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
Islands in The Stream Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
Say Say Say Paul McCartney featuring Michael Jackson

1984

SONG ARTIST
Say Say Say Paul McMartney featuring Michael Jackson
Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes
Karma Chameleon Culture Club
Jump Van Halen
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
Hello Lionel Richie
Let’s Hear It For the Boy Deniece Williams
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
The Reflex Duran Duran
When Doves Cry Prince
Ghostbusters Ray Parker, Jr.
What’s Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner
Missing You John Waite
Let’s Go Crazy Prince & The Revolution
Just Called to Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
Carribbean Queen (No More Love On the Run) Billy Ocean
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham
Out of Touch Hall & Oates
Like a Virgin Madonna

1985

SONG ARTIST
Like a Virgin Madonna
I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner
Careless Whisper Wham!
Can’t Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon
One More Night Phil Collins
We Are the World USA For America
Crazy For You Madonna
Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
Everything She Wants Wham!
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears For Fears
Heaven Bryan Adams
Sussudio Phil Collins
A View to a Kill Duran Duran
Everytime You Go Away Paul Young
Shout Tears For Fears
The Power of Love Huey Lewis & The News
St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) John Parr
Money For Nothing Dire Straits
Oh Sheila Ready For the World
Take On Me a-ha
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
Part Time Lover Stevie Wonder
Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer
We Built This City Starship
Separate Lives Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
Broken Wings Mr. Mister
Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie

1986

SONG ARTIST
Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie
That’s What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick featt. Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder
How Will I Know Whitney Houston
Kyrie Mr. Mister
Sara Starship
These Dreams Heart
Rock Me Amadeus Falco
Kiss Prince
Addicted To Love Robert Palmer
West End Girls Pet Shop Boys
Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
Live to Tell Madonna
On My Own Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) Billy Ocean
Holding Back The Years Simply Red
Invisible Touch Genesis
Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
Glory of Love Peter Cetera
Papa Don’t Preach Madonna
Higher Love Steve Winwood
Venus Bananarama
Take My Breath Away Berlin
Stuck With You Huey Lewis & The News
When I Think of You Janet Jackson
True Colours Cyndi Lauper
Amanda Boston
Human Human League
You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi
The Next Time I Fall Peter Cetera featuring Amy Grant
The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & the Range
Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles

1987

SONG ARTIST
Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles
Shake You Down Gregory Abbott
At This Moment Billy Vera and The Beaters
Open Your Heart Madonna
Livin’ On a Prayer Bon Jovi
Jocob’s ladder Huey Lewis & The News
Lean On Me Club Nouveau
Nothing’s Gonna Stop us Now Starship
I knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Aretha Franklin & George Michael
(I Just) Died In Your Arms Cutting Crew
With Or Without You U2
You Keep Me Hangin’ On Kim Wilde
Always Atlantic Starr
Head To Toe Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston
Alone Heart
Shakedown Bob Seger
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2
Who’s That Girl Madonna
La Bamba Los Lobos
I just Can’t Stop Loving You Michael Jackson
Didn’t We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston
Here i Go Again Whitesnake
Lost in Emotion Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Bad Michael Jackson
I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany
Mony Mony (Live) Billy idol
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Heaven is a Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle
Faith George Michael

1988

SONG ARTIST
Faith George Michael
So Emotional Whitney Houston
Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison
The Way You Make Me Feek Michael Jackson
Need You Tonight INXS
Could’ve Been Tiffany
Seasons Change Expose
Father Figure George Micheal
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
Man in The Mirror Michael Jackson
Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car Billy Ocean
Where Do Broken Hearts Go Whitney Houston
Wishing Well Terence Trent D’Arby
Anything For You Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
One More Try George Michael
Together Forever Rick Astley
Foolish Beat Debbie Gibson
Dirty Diana Michael Jackson
The Flame Cheap Trick
Hold on To The Nights Richard Marx
Roll With It Steve Winwood
Monkey George Michael
Sweet Child O’Mine Guns N’ Roses
Don’t Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
Love Bites Def Leppard
Red Red Wine UB40
Groovy Kind Of Love Phil Collins
Kokomo The Beach Boys
Wild, Wild West The Escape Club
Bad Medicine Bon Jovi
Baby, I Love Your Way Will To Power
Look Away Chicago
Every Rose Has its Thorn Poison

1989

SONG ARTIST
Every Rose Has its Thorn Poison
My Prerogative Bobby Brown
Two Hearts Phil Collins
When I’m With You Sheriff
Straight up Paula Abdul
Lost In Your Eyes Debbie Gibson
The Living Years Mike & The Mechanics
Eternal Flame The Bangles
The Look Roxette
She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals
Like A Prayer Madonna
I’ll Be There for You Bon Jovi
Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul
Rock On Michael Damian
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) New Kids On The Block
Satisfied Richard Marx
Baby Don’t Forget My Number Milli Vanilli
Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals
If You Don’t Know Me By Now Simply Red
Toy Soldiers Martika
Batdance Prince
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
Cold Hearted Paula Abdul
Hangin’ Tough New Kids On The Block
Don’t Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan
Girl I’m Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli
Miss You Much Janet Jackson
Listen To Your Heart Roxette
When I See You Smile Bad English
Blame It On The Rain Milli Vanilli
We Didn’t Start The Fire Billy Joel
Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins

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