Top Songs of 1983


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
38
New Order Blue Monday
2
96
The Smiths This Charming Man
3
112
The Police Every Breath You Take
4
169
U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
5
248
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax
6
357
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
7
374
Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun
8
382
Van Halen Jump
9
499
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun
10
569
U2 New Year's Day
11
593
David Bowie Let's Dance
12
606
Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
13
608
Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
14
806
Madonna Borderline
15
850
Run-D.M.C. It's Like That
16
873
Billy Bragg A New England
17
890
Herbie Hancock Rockit
18
915
Talking Heads Burning Down the House
19
1053
Madonna Holiday
20
1066
David Bowie Modern Love
21
1221
Talking Heads This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
22
1276
Def Leppard Photograph
23
1402
This Mortal Coil Song to the Siren
24
1521
Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart
25
1558
The Go-Betweens Cattle and Cane
26
1598
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Shipbuilding
27
1687
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan Ain't Nobody
28
1696
Shannon Let the Music Play
29
1724
Nena 99 Luftballons
30
1758
Yes Owner of a Lonely Heart
31
1795
Depeche Mode Everything Counts
32
1847
ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin'
33
1876
Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night)
34
1958
John Cougar Mellencamp Pink Houses
35
1968
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
36
2098
Run-D.M.C. Sucker MC's
37
2155
The Smiths Hand in Glove
38
2188
Public Image Ltd. This Is Not a Love Song
39
2236
Eurythmics Here Comes the Rain Again
40
2283
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Pride and Joy
41
2285
Pat Benatar Love Is a Battlefield
42
2347
Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone
43
2385
Echo and the Bunnymen The Cutter
44
2479
Metallica Seek and Destroy
45
2556
Katrina and The Waves Walking on Sunshine
46
2574
The Imposter [Elvis Costello] Pills & Soap
47
2645
Madonna Lucky Star
48
2667
UB40 Red Red Wine
49
2676
ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man
50
2710
Pretenders Middle of the Road
51
2772
Art of Noise Moments in Love
52
2865
Elton John I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues
53
2978
Irene Cara Flashdance...What a Feeling
54
3067
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
55
3081
The Cure The Love Cats
56
3096
Kraftwerk Tour De France
57
3168
The Style Council Long Hot Summer
58
3179
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Everyday I Write the Book
59
3223
ZZ Top Legs
60
3234
Liquid Liquid Cavern
61
3323
Iron Maiden The Trooper
62
3617
K-Rob Vs. Rammelzee Beat Bop
63
3648
Thompson Twins Hold Me Now
64
3720
New Order Age of Consent
65
3747
Spandau Ballet True
66
3769
The The This Is the Day
67
3786
Big Country In a Big Country
68
4010
Liquid Liquid Optimo
69
4033
Donna Summer She Works Hard for the Money
70
4083
Bananarama Cruel Summer
71
4100
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
72
4140
David Bowie China Girl
73
4149
Bob Dylan Jokerman
74
4261
Los Abuelos de la Nada Mil horas
75
4407
The Isley Brothers Between the Sheets
76
4411
Genesis Mama
77
4499
The Lotus Eaters The First Picture of You
78
4515
Cybotron Clear
79
4549
Bauhaus She's in Parties
80
4591
Tom Waits 16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six
81
4628
Heaven 17 Temptation
82
4649
Spandau Ballet Gold
83
4706
David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto Forbidden Colours
84
4741
Corey Hart Sunglasses at Night
85
4783
Duran Duran The Reflex
86
4796
INXS Original Sin
87
4856
The Police Wrapped Around Your Finger
88
4949
Suicidal Tendencies Institutionalized
89
4959
The Rolling Stones Undercover of the Night
90
4967
Charly García Los Dinosaurios
91
4975
Simple Minds Waterfront
92
4994
Bob Marley and The Wailers Buffalo Soldier
93
5042
Mtume Juicy Fruit
94
5078
Madonna Burning Up
95
5215
Genesis That's All
96
5327
Keith LeBlanc/Malcolm X No Sell Out
97
5336
Aztec Camera Oblivious
98
5347
Billy Idol Rebel Yell
99
5450
Tom Waits In the Neighborhood
100
5661
Cocteau Twins Sugar Hiccup
101
5668
SOS Band Just Be Good to Me
102
5716
Eurythmics Who's That Girl
103
5767
Mike Oldfield feat. Maggie Reilly Moonlight Shadow
104
5781
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Islands in the Stream
105
5813
Night Ranger Sister Christian
106
5992
Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
107
6037
Lyres Help You Ann
108
6242
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood
109
6364
Charly García Nos siguen pegando abajo "pecado mortal"
110
6538
Womack and Womack Love Wars
111
6539
Joan Armatrading Drop the Pilot
112
6609
The Sisters of Mercy Temple of Love
113
6713
Echo and the Bunnymen Never Stop
114
6727
Billy Idol Eyes Without a Face
115
6775
The Human League (Keep Feeling) Fascination
116
6884
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson Say Say Say
117
6922
Pretenders 2000 Miles
118
6947
Randy Newman I Love L.A.
119
7023
Culture Club Church of the Poison Mind
120
7124
New Order Confusion
121
7169
Chaba Fadela N'Sel Fik
122
7171
Elton John I'm Still Standing
123
7239
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil
124
7391
The Police King of Pain
125
7412
Metallica The Four Horsemen
126
7453
Australian Crawl Reckless (Don't You Be So...)
127
7556
Robert Plant Big Log
128
7589
Art of Noise Beat Box
129
7772
New Edition Candy Girl
130
7855
Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
131
7982
John Hiatt Riding With the King
132
8020
The Pointer Sisters Automatic
133
8038
The Fixx One Thing Leads to Another
134
8131
Los Twist Pensé que se trataba de cieguitos
135
8211
Billy Joel The Longest Time
136
8259
Stevie Nicks Stand Back
137
8268
Journey Faithfully
138
8359
The Romantics Talking in Your Sleep
139
8376
Redgum I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green)
140
8426
Def Leppard Rock of Ages
141
8565
Paul Simon The Late Great Johnny Ace
142
8591
Jackson Browne Lawyers in Love
143
8611
Violent Femmes Add It Up
144
8630
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force Renegades of Funk
145
8637
Dennis Brown Revolution
146
8684
J. Blackfoot Taxi
147
8701
Cyndi Lauper All Through the Night
148
8764
Lionel Richie Hello
149
8772
James Ingram Yah Mo B There
150
8849
Mary Jane Girls All Night Long
151
8969
Malcolm McLaren Soweto
152
8994
The Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love)
153
9063
Daniel Lavoie Ils s'aiment
154
9194
The Chameleons Up the Down Escalator
155
9208
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Pancho and Lefty
156
9371
Violent Femmes Kiss Off
157
9375
Siouxsie and The Banshees Dear Prudence
158
9394
Pink Floyd The Gunner's Dream
159
9416
Men at Work Overkill
160
9474
Dimples D. Sucker D.J.'s
161
9495
23 Skidoo Coup
162
9498
Monyaka Go deh yaka
163
9568
Styx Mr. Roboto
164
9602
Paul Simon Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
165
9689
Split Enz Message to My Girl
166
9739
Malcolm McLaren Double Dutch
167
9768
The Police Synchronicity II
168
9795
The The Perfect
169
9885
Golpes Bajos Malos tiempos para la lirica
170
9886
Tom Waits Frank's Wild Years
171
9941
U2 Two Hearts Beat As One
172
9995
Huey Lewis and The News I Want a New Drug

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Snowy White Bird of Paradise
Alexander Robotnick Problèmes d'amour
Tracey Ullman They Don't Know
Yello I Love You
Wynton Marsalis Knozz-Moe-King
Renaud En cloque
R.E.M. Talk About the Passion
Lionel Richie Stuck On You
Bryan Adams Cuts Like a Knife
The Parachute Club Rise Up
Newcleus Jam on Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)
Metallica Whiplash
Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
Brian Eno An Ending (Ascent)
Cyndi Lauper She Bop
The Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy
Carmel Bad Day
Rock Steady Crew Hey You! (The Rock Steady Crew)
Vasco Rossi Vita spericolata
Psychic TV The Orchids
Axel Bauer Cargo
Dio Holy Diver
Huey Lewis and The News The Heart of Rock & Roll
Michael Sembello Maniac
Tears for Fears Change
Depeche Mode Get the Balance Right
The Verlaines Death and The Maiden
Rod Stewart Baby Jane
Loose Joints Tell You (Today)
Tina Turner Let's Stay Together
Isabelle Adjani Pull Marine
Todd Rundgren Bang the Drum All Day
China Crisis Wishful Thinking
Satan Trial by Fire
The Alarm Sixty-Eight Guns
XTC Great Fire
Daniel Johnston Chord Organ Blues
M'Bilia Bel Eswi yo wapi
Nass el Ghiwane Mahmouna
Eric Clapton I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart
Randy Newman My Life is Good
Scott Walker Track Three
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers That Summer Feeling
Christophe Succés Fou
Laid Back White Horse
Cabaret Voltaire Just Fascination
Renaud Morgane de toi
Mercyful Fate Evil
Cyndi Lauper Money Changes Everything
The Birthday Party Mutiny in Heaven
John Cougar Mellencamp Authority Song
The Three Johns Men Like Monkeys
10,000 Maniacs My Mother the War
Class Action Week End
TC Matic Putain putain
Matthew Wilder Break My Stride
Aztec Camera Walk Out to Winter
Patea Maori Club Poi e
The Style Council Speak Like a Child
Howard Jones New Song
The Waterboys A Girl Called Johnny
James Brown Bring It On...Bring It On
Billy Joel Tell Her About It
Run-D.M.C. Hard Times
The Rolling Stones She Was Hot
The Judds Mama He's Crazy
Bob Dylan Sweetheart Like You
Brian Eno Deep Blue Day
Mötley Crüe Looks That Kill
The Motels Suddenly Last Summer
Enrico Ruggeri Polvere
Yazoo Nobody's Diary
Paul Young Love of the Common People
Loquillo y Los Trogloditas Cadillac Solitario
The Cure The Walk
The Gun Club Death Party
New Order Leave Me Alone
The Fall Eat Y'self Fitter
Cocteau Twins From the Flagstones
Hoodoo Gurus Be My Guru
Peter Tosh Johnny B. Goode
Metallica Hit the Lights
Wang Chung Dance Hall Days
Dio Rainbow in the Dark
Accept Balls to the Wall
The Robert Cray Band Phone Booth
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five New York, New York
Matia Bazar Elettrochoc
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts The French Song
Jason & The Scorchers Absolutely Sweet Marie
Crash Crew On the Radio
Redskins Lean on Me
Nits Nescio
Marine Girls Lazy Ways
Tom Waits Soldier’s Things
George Kranz Trommeltanz/Din Daa Daa
Jean-Jacques Goldman Au bout de mes rêves
The Gap Band Party Train
Icicle Works Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)
Fun Boy Three Our Lips Are Sealed
Billy Idol Flesh for Fantasy
The Fall The Man Whose Head Expanded
Catherine Lara La Rockeuse de Diamants
Def Leppard Foolin'
The Birthday Party Sonny's Burning
Eurythmics Right by Your Side
Slade My Oh My
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Love Struck Baby
English Dogs Psycho Killer
The Style Council Paris Match
Donald Banks Status Quo
Daryl Hall & John Oates Say It Ain’t So
Marillion He Knows You Know
John Cougar Mellencamp Crumblin' Down
Mike Oldfield Crime of Passion
Brenda & The Big Dudes Weekend Special
Mike Oldfield Shadow on the Wall