Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1983
The Top Songs from 1983

RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistSingleSample
1 45 The Police
Every Breath You Take
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2 66 New Order
Blue Monday

3 116 The Smiths
This Charming Man
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4 217 Violent Femmes
Blister in the Sun
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5 222 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Relax
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6 259 U2
Sunday Bloody Sunday
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7 291 Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel
White Lines (Don't Do It)

8 294 Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This...)
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9 362 Cyndi Lauper
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
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10 429 U2
New Year's Day
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11 508 Cyndi Lauper
Time After Time
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12 740 Run-D.M.C.
It's Like That
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13 755 Madonna
Borderline
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14 812 Pretenders
Middle of the Road
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15 893 Run-D.M.C.
Sucker MC's
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16 897 Talking Heads
Burning Down the House
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17 982 Def Leppard
Photograph
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18 1022 Madonna
Holiday
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19 1083 Herbie Hancock
Rockit

20 1105 This Mortal Coil
Song to the Siren

21 1209 David Bowie
Let's Dance

22 1214 Shannon
Let the Music Play

23 1336 Echo and the Bunnymen
The Cutter
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24 1342 The Imposter
Pills & Soap
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25 1432 ZZ Top
Gimme All Your Lovin'
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26 1458 Eddy Grant
Electric Avenue

27 1504 Public Image Ltd.
This Is Not a Love Song

28 1539 Billy Bragg
A New England
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29 1630 Meat Puppets
Lake of Fire
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30 1709 Lionel Richie
All Night Long
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31 1803 Yes
Owner of a Lonely Heart

32 1832 Bob Dylan
Blind Willie McTell

33 1867 Donna Summer
She Works Hard for the Money

34 1875 The The
This Is the Day
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35 1891 Indeep
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

36 1899 The Smiths
Hand in Glove
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37 1903 Big Country
In a Big Country
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38 1963 Bonnie Tyler
Total Eclipse of the Heart

39 2045 John Cougar Mellencamp
Pink Houses
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40 2091 ZZ Top
Legs
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41 2114 Culture Club
Karma Chameleon
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42 2154 Thompson Twins
Hold Me Now

43 2181 Dimples D.
Sucker D.J.'s

44 2194 Malcolm X
No Sell Out

45 2208 Culture Club
Church of the Poison Mind
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46 2278 Kraftwerk
Tour De France

47 2307 The Style Council
Long Hot Summer

48 2392 Womack and Womack
Love Wars
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49 2469 Elvis Costello
Everyday I Write the Book
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50 2490 Suicidal Tendencies
Instituionalized

51 2506 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Islands in the Stream

52 2638 Depeche Mode
Get the Balance Right

53 2641 Pretenders
2000 Miles
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54 2677 The Rolling Stones
Undercover of the Night

55 2718 K-Rob Vs. Rammelzee
Beat Bop

56 2765 Pat Benatar
Love Is a Battlefield

57 2809 Irene Cara
Flashdance (What a Feeling)

58 2858 Rufus and Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody

59 2956 Violent Femmes
Kiss Off
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60 2980 Elvis Costello
Shipbuilding
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Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Echo and the Bunnymen
Never Stop
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Heaven 17
Temptation
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SOS Band
Just Be Good to Me

John Cougar Mellencamp
Authority Song
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The Birthday Party
The Bad Seed

Mtume
Juicy Fruit

Malcolm McLaren
Soweto
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Brian Eno
Deep Blue Day

Madonna
Lucky Star
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Billy Joel
Uptown Girl

The Human League
(Keep Feeling) Fascination

John Cougar Mellencamp
Crumblin' Down
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