Top Songs of 1983



RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 33 New Order
Blue Monday
2 84 The Smiths
This Charming Man
3 124 The Police
Every Breath You Take
4 215 U2
Sunday Bloody Sunday
5 251 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Relax
6 295 Violent Femmes
Blister in the Sun
7 389 Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
8 395 Van Halen
Jump
9 492 Melle Mel
White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
10 544 Cyndi Lauper
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
11 548 U2
New Year's Day
12 673 Cyndi Lauper
Time After Time
13 793 Billy Bragg
A New England
14 808 David Bowie
Let's Dance
15 850 Talking Heads
Burning Down the House
16 867 Run-D.M.C.
It's Like That
17 896 Madonna
Borderline
18 1032 Herbie Hancock
Rockit
19 1150 Talking Heads
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
20 1330 Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Shipbuilding
21 1383 This Mortal Coil
Song to the Siren
22 1392 Shannon
Let the Music Play
23 1400 The Go-Betweens
Cattle and Cane
24 1404 Madonna
Holiday
25 1715 Def Leppard
Photograph
26 1734 John Cougar Mellencamp
Pink Houses
27 1844 ZZ Top
Gimme All Your Lovin'
28 1857 Violent Femmes
Gone Daddy Gone
29 1866 Echo and the Bunnymen
The Cutter
30 1970 The Imposter [Elvis Costello]
Pills & Soap
31 1972 The Cure
The Love Cats
32 2069 Big Country
In a Big Country
33 2073 Pretenders
Middle of the Road
34 2212 Liquid Liquid
Cavern
35 2416 Run-D.M.C.
Sucker MC's
36 2441 Public Image Ltd.
This Is Not a Love Song
37 2467 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Pride and Joy
38 2487 Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Everyday I Write the Book
39 2636 The The
This Is the Day
40 2724 Aztec Camera
Oblivious
41 2737 Depeche Mode
Everything Counts
42 2741 The Smiths
Hand in Glove
43 2746 New Order
Age of Consent
44 2765 The Style Council
Long Hot Summer
45 2818 Culture Club
Karma Chameleon
46 2946 David Bowie
Modern Love
47 2953 Nena
99 Luftballons
48 3019 K-Rob Vs. Rammelzee
Beat Bop
49 3020 Elton John
I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues
50 3025 Billy Joel
Uptown Girl
51 3031 Tom Waits
In the Neighborhood
52 3140 Liquid Liquid
Optimo
53 3245 Madonna
Lucky Star
54 3298 ZZ Top
Legs
55 3368 Lionel Richie
All Night Long (All Night)
56 3389 Cybotron
Clear
57 3427 Bonnie Tyler
Total Eclipse of the Heart
58 3526 Pat Benatar
Love Is a Battlefield
59 3539 Eurythmics
Here Comes the Rain Again
60 3602 Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Ain't Nobody
61 3623 The Lotus Eaters
The First Picture of You
62 3638 Yes
Owner of a Lonely Heart
63 3662 UB40
Red Red Wine
64 3696 Kraftwerk
Tour De France
65 3789 Tom Waits
16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six
66 3832 Bananarama
Cruel Summer
67 3836 David Bowie
China Girl
68 3872 Katrina and The Waves
Walking on Sunshine
69 4041 Thompson Twins
Hold Me Now
70 4077 Eurythmics
Who's That Girl
71 4092 Art of Noise
Moments in Love
72 4124 Womack and Womack
Love Wars
73 4332 ZZ Top
Sharp Dressed Man
74 4363 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Buffalo Soldier
75 4364 The Fixx
One Thing Leads to Another
76 4469 Echo and the Bunnymen
Never Stop
77 4539 Simple Minds
Waterfront
78 4585 SOS Band
Just Be Good to Me
79 4640 Keith LeBlanc/Malcolm X
No Sell Out
80 4648 The Chameleons
Up the Down Escalator
81 4747 INXS
Original Sin
82 4859 Los Abuelos de la Nada
Mil horas
83 4912 The Isley Brothers
Between the Sheets
84 4972 Suicidal Tendencies
Institutionalized
85 5022 Night Ranger
Sister Christian
86 5201 Culture Club
Church of the Poison Mind
87 5223 Art of Noise
Beat Box
88 5260 John Hiatt
Riding With the King
89 5262 Donna Summer
She Works Hard for the Money
90 5304 Irene Cara
Flashdance...What a Feeling
91 5309 Mtume
Juicy Fruit
92 5386 Cocteau Twins
Sugar Hiccup
93 5446 Tears for Fears
Change
94 5696 Spandau Ballet
Gold
95 5802 Siouxsie and The Banshees
Dear Prudence
96 5876 New Edition
Candy Girl
97 5878 Tracey Ullman
They Don't Know
98 5897 Corey Hart
Sunglasses at Night
99 5914 Duran Duran
The Reflex
100 5916 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Islands in the Stream
101 5919 James Ingram
Yah Mo B There


Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
The Pointer Sisters
Automatic
Dimples D.
Sucker D.J.'s
Loose Joints
Tell You (Today)
U2
Two Hearts Beat As One
Violent Femmes
Kiss Off
Heaven 17
Temptation
Depeche Mode
Get the Balance Right
Bob Dylan
Jokerman
China Crisis
Wishful Thinking
Paul Simon
The Late Great Johnny Ace
J. Blackfoot
Taxi
Jackson Browne
Lawyers in Love
Cyndi Lauper
All Through the Night
Pretenders
2000 Miles
Hashim
Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
The Rolling Stones
Undercover of the Night
Malcolm McLaren
Soweto
Billy Joel
The Longest Time
Australian Crawl
Reckless (Don't You Be So...)
Genesis
Mama
Iron Maiden
The Trooper
Newcleus
Jam on Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)
Madonna
Burning Up
Randy Newman
I Love L.A.
Yello
I Love You
Lyres
Help You Ann
Paul Simon
Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
23 Skidoo
Coup
Alexander Robotnick
Problèmes d'amour
Paul Young
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
The Three Johns
Men Like Monkeys
John Cougar Mellencamp
Authority Song
Carmel
Bad Day
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
Say Say Say
Huey Lewis and The News
I Want a New Drug
The Human League
(Keep Feeling) Fascination
Joan Armatrading
Drop the Pilot
David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Forbidden Colours
The Cure
The Walk
The Motels
Suddenly Last Summer
The Gun Club
Death Party
Redskins
Lean on Me
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Texas Flood
Lionel Richie
Hello
Crash Crew
On the Radio
Tina Turner
Let's Stay Together
Metallica
Seek and Destroy
Split Enz
Message to My Girl
Mike Oldfield feat. Maggie Reilly
Moonlight Shadow
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
Renegades of Funk
Scott Walker
Track Three
Nits
Nescio
Spandau Ballet
True
Monyaka
Go deh yaka
Men at Work
Overkill
Styx
Mr. Roboto
The Birthday Party
Sonny's Burning
R.E.M.
Talk About the Passion
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
The French Song
Chaba Fadela
N'Sel Fik
The Birthday Party
Mutiny in Heaven
Eurythmics
Right by Your Side
Slade
My Oh My
James Brown
Bring It On
The Parachute Club
Rise Up
George Kranz
Trommeltanz/Din Daa Daa
Cyndi Lauper
Money Changes Everything
Donald Banks
Status Quo
Violent Femmes
Add It Up
The Waterboys
A Girl Called Johnny
John Cougar Mellencamp
Crumblin' Down
Brian Eno
Deep Blue Day

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