Release Year: 1982

Rankings:
All-Time
#24 / 1980s #3 / 1982 #2


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1-1001
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1-1001
Beats Per Minute (USA) - The Top 100 Tracks of the 1980s (2011) 50
Blender (USA) - Standout Tracks from the 500 CDs You Must Own (2003) No Order
Blender (USA) - The Greatest Songs Ever, One Song Added Every Other Month No Order
Blender (USA) - Top 500 Songs of the 80s-00s (2005) 12
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Consequence of Sound (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2012) 83
Dave Marsh (USA) - The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made (1989) 87
Ego Trip (USA) - Hip Hop's 40 Greatest Singles by Year 1980-98 (1999) 1
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Life (USA) - Dozen Discs That Shook the World (2005) No Order
Michaelangelo Matos (USA) - Top 100 Singles of the 1980s (2001) 27
NPR (USA) - The 300 Most Important American Records of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
Paul Williams (USA) - Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1993) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - 10 Songs of the 80's (2003) No Order
Pause & Play (USA) - Songs Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Track at Each Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 200 Best Songs of the 1980s (2015) 9
Pitchfork (USA) - The Pitchfork 500 (2008) No Order
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Songs Since Johnny Rotten Roared (2003) 11
Popdose (USA) - 100 (+21) Favorite Singles of the Last 50 Years (2008) 98
QuestLove (USA) - 50 Favorite Songs (2012) 5
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 280
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 25
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2004) 51
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (Updated 2010) 51
Shea Serrano (USA) - The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979 (2015) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 1980s (2012) 6
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 101-200
Swellsville, Chuck Eddy (USA) - The 100 Best Singles of the 80s (1990) 82
The Boombox (USA) - The 25 Best '80s Songs (2014) 1
The Source (USA) - The 100 Best Rap Singles of All Time (1998) No Order
The Source (USA) - Top 151 Rap Songs of All Time (2003) 1
TimeOut (USA) - 1000 Songs to Change Your Life (2008) No Order
Treble (USA) - The Top 200 Songs of the 80s (2011) 36
VH1 (USA) - Nominations for the 100 Greatest 80s Songs (2006) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs from the Past 25 Years (2003) 27
Woxy.com (USA) - Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009) 619
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Singles by Year (2014) No Order
pc muñoz (USA) - Verse-Chorus-Verse: A Column Dedicated to Great Songs No Order
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 46
BBC Radio 6 Music (UK) - Alternative Jukebox: 500 Extraordinary Tracks That Tell the Story of Alternative Music (2014) No Order
Dorian Lynskey (USA) - 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs (2011) No Order
Elspeth Beidas (UK) - 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists [100 Songs] (2016) No Order
Elvis Costello - The Best Songs from the 500 Best Albums Ever (2000) No Order
Gary Mulholland (UK) - This Is Uncool: The 500 Best Singles Since Punk Rock (2002) No Order
Guardian (UK) - A history of modern music (2011) No Order
HarperCollins GEM (UK) - Single of the Year 1949-99 (1999) No Order
IDJ Magazine (UK) - The 50 Greatest Dance Singles (2004) 50
John Peel (UK) - Peelenium: Four Tracks from Each Year of the Last Century (1999) No Order
Mojo (UK) - 80 from the 80s: Our Fave 45s for Each Year, 1980-1989 (2007) 1
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Records That Changed the World (2007) 29
NME (UK) - NME Rock Years, Single of the Year 1963-99 (2000) No Order
NME (UK) - The 100 Best Songs of NME's Lifetime (2012) 58
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (2014) 97
NME (UK) - The Top 150 Singles of All Time (1987) 17
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, 100 Essential Singles (2001) No Order
Q (UK) - 100 Songs That Changed the World (2003) 14
Q (UK) - The 1001 Best Songs Ever (2003) No Order
Q (UK) - The 80 Best Records of the 80s (2006) 22
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear (2009) No Order
Vox (UK) - 100 Records That Shook the World (1991) No Order
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Singles of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 6
3FM (The Netherlands) - 3 voor 12: 312 Essentials (2013) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Singles of All Time (1998) 49
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 700 Best Songs of All Time (2014) 61
Neon (Germany) - Die 222 besten Songs aller Zeiten [The 222 Best Songs of All Time] (2008) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 50 Best Songs of the 1980s (2010) No Order
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Songs of All Time (2004) 86
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The Best Singles of 5 Decades (1997) No Order
Spex (Germany) - The Best Singles of the Century (1999) No Order
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) - 1020 Songs 1955-2005 (2005) No Order
ZEIT (Germany) - 100 Modern Classics (2007) No Order
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1-1001
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussé (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - Le Petit Livre Rock: The Juke Box Singles 1950-2012 No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Indispensable Songs (2006) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 1000 Necessary Songs (2015) 101-1000
Rolling Stone (France) - The 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years (1988) 96
Vincent Piolet (France) - Birth of French Hip-Hop: Most Significant Songs of the 1980s (2015) 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The Top 150 Songs from the 20th Century (1998) 80
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 135
Toby Creswell (Australia) - 1001 Songs (2005) No Order
Toby Creswell (Australia) - Rockwiz Decades: The Greatest Songs of Our Time (2015) No Order
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Rumore (Italy) - Top 300 Songs of All Time (2017) 58
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Rolling Stone (USA) - Singles of the Year No Order
Village Voice (USA) - Singles of the Year 1
Melody Maker (UK) - Single of the Year 1
NME (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Sounds (UK) - Singles of the Year 1
Schlager (Sweden) - Singles of the Year 9