Top Songs of 1983


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
37
New Order Blue Monday
2
97
The Smiths This Charming Man
3
114
The Police Every Breath You Take
4
172
U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday
5
240
Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax
6
354
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
7
366
Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun
8
379
Van Halen Jump
9
485
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun
10
560
U2 New Year's Day
11
577
David Bowie Let's Dance
12
600
Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
13
607
Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
14
802
Madonna Borderline
15
845
Run-D.M.C. It's Like That
16
862
Billy Bragg A New England
17
879
Herbie Hancock Rockit
18
898
Talking Heads Burning Down the House
19
1048
Madonna Holiday
20
1052
David Bowie Modern Love
21
1184
Talking Heads This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
22
1251
Def Leppard Photograph
23
1370
This Mortal Coil Song to the Siren
24
1504
Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart
25
1540
The Go-Betweens Cattle and Cane
26
1577
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Shipbuilding
27
1657
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan Ain't Nobody
28
1673
Shannon Let the Music Play
29
1701
Nena 99 Luftballons
30
1734
Yes Owner of a Lonely Heart
31
1755
Depeche Mode Everything Counts
32
1811
ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin'
33
1836
Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night)
34
1927
John Cougar Mellencamp Pink Houses
35
1943
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
36
2076
Run-D.M.C. Sucker MC's
37
2116
The Smiths Hand in Glove
38
2142
Public Image Ltd. This Is Not a Love Song
39
2197
Eurythmics Here Comes the Rain Again
40
2203
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Pride and Joy
41
2233
Pat Benatar Love Is a Battlefield
42
2294
Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone
43
2347
Echo and the Bunnymen The Cutter
44
2442
Metallica Seek and Destroy
45
2505
Katrina and The Waves Walking on Sunshine
46
2535
The Imposter [Elvis Costello] Pills & Soap
47
2615
Madonna Lucky Star
48
2621
UB40 Red Red Wine
49
2631
ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man
50
2655
Pretenders Middle of the Road
51
2732
Art of Noise Moments in Love
52
2815
Elton John I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues
53
2952
Irene Cara Flashdance...What a Feeling
54
3016
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
55
3033
The Cure The Love Cats
56
3038
Kraftwerk Tour De France
57
3093
The Style Council Long Hot Summer
58
3115
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Everyday I Write the Book
59
3163
Liquid Liquid Cavern
60
3167
ZZ Top Legs
61
3268
Iron Maiden The Trooper
62
3540
K-Rob Vs. Rammelzee Beat Bop
63
3589
Thompson Twins Hold Me Now
64
3649
New Order Age of Consent
65
3699
Spandau Ballet True
66
3702
The The This Is the Day
67
3720
Big Country In a Big Country
68
3925
Liquid Liquid Optimo
69
3978
Donna Summer She Works Hard for the Money
70
3989
David Bowie China Girl
71
3994
Bananarama Cruel Summer
72
4020
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
73
4121
Bob Dylan Jokerman
74
4291
Los Abuelos de la Nada Mil horas
75
4298
Genesis Mama
76
4328
The Isley Brothers Between the Sheets
77
4413
Bauhaus She's in Parties
78
4418
The Lotus Eaters The First Picture of You
79
4453
Cybotron Clear
80
4511
Tom Waits 16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six
81
4564
Heaven 17 Temptation
82
4588
Spandau Ballet Gold
83
4626
David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto Forbidden Colours
84
4675
Corey Hart Sunglasses at Night
85
4694
Duran Duran The Reflex
86
4714
INXS Original Sin
87
4788
The Police Wrapped Around Your Finger
88
4857
Suicidal Tendencies Institutionalized
89
4868
Simple Minds Waterfront
90
4919
Bob Marley and The Wailers Buffalo Soldier
91
4928
The Rolling Stones Undercover of the Night
92
4934
Mtume Juicy Fruit
93
4996
Charly García Los Dinosaurios
94
5000
Madonna Burning Up
95
5129
Genesis That's All
96
5217
Aztec Camera Oblivious
97
5221
Keith LeBlanc/Malcolm X No Sell Out
98
5263
Billy Idol Rebel Yell
99
5337
Tom Waits In the Neighborhood
100
5548
Cocteau Twins Sugar Hiccup
101
5574
SOS Band Just Be Good to Me
102
5630
Eurythmics Who's That Girl
103
5637
Mike Oldfield feat. Maggie Reilly Moonlight Shadow
104
5690
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Islands in the Stream
105
5697
Night Ranger Sister Christian
106
5912
Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
107
5954
Lyres Help You Ann
108
6123
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Texas Flood
109
6426
Womack and Womack Love Wars
110
6431
Charly García Nos siguen pegando abajo "pecado mortal"
111
6439
Joan Armatrading Drop the Pilot
112
6503
The Sisters of Mercy Temple of Love
113
6583
Echo and the Bunnymen Never Stop
114
6605
Billy Idol Eyes Without a Face
115
6671
The Human League (Keep Feeling) Fascination
116
6786
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson Say Say Say
117
6818
Pretenders 2000 Miles
118
6859
Randy Newman I Love L.A.
119
6903
Culture Club Church of the Poison Mind
120
7044
New Order Confusion
121
7056
Chaba Fadela N'Sel Fik
122
7090
Elton John I'm Still Standing
123
7129
Mötley Crüe Shout at the Devil
124
7301
The Police King of Pain
125
7330
Metallica The Four Horsemen
126
7353
Australian Crawl Reckless (Don't You Be So...)
127
7438
Robert Plant Big Log
128
7453
Art of Noise Beat Box
129
7664
New Edition Candy Girl
130
7763
Hashim Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
131
7838
The Pointer Sisters Automatic
132
7844
John Hiatt Riding With the King
133
7879
The Fixx One Thing Leads to Another
134
8091
Billy Joel The Longest Time
135
8127
Stevie Nicks Stand Back
136
8135
Los Twist Pensé que se trataba de cieguitos
137
8155
Journey Faithfully
138
8201
The Romantics Talking in Your Sleep
139
8285
Redgum I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green)
140
8327
Def Leppard Rock of Ages
141
8442
Jackson Browne Lawyers in Love
142
8443
Violent Femmes Add It Up
143
8463
Paul Simon The Late Great Johnny Ace
144
8506
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force Renegades of Funk
145
8516
J. Blackfoot Taxi
146
8537
Dennis Brown Revolution
147
8605
Cyndi Lauper All Through the Night
148
8636
James Ingram Yah Mo B There
149
8643
Lionel Richie Hello
150
8718
Mary Jane Girls All Night Long
151
8831
Malcolm McLaren Soweto
152
8846
The Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love)
153
8993
Daniel Lavoie Ils s'aiment
154
9033
The Chameleons Up the Down Escalator
155
9229
Siouxsie and The Banshees Dear Prudence
156
9237
Violent Femmes Kiss Off
157
9268
Pink Floyd The Gunner's Dream
158
9299
Men at Work Overkill
159
9331
Dimples D. Sucker D.J.'s
160
9364
23 Skidoo Coup
161
9367
Monyaka Go deh yaka
162
9424
Styx Mr. Roboto
163
9499
Paul Simon Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
164
9603
Malcolm McLaren Double Dutch
165
9606
The Police Synchronicity II
166
9612
Split Enz Message to My Girl
167
9646
The The Perfect
168
9723
Tom Waits Frank's Wild Years
169
9750
U2 Two Hearts Beat As One
170
9836
Huey Lewis and The News I Want a New Drug
171
9841
Golpes Bajos Malos tiempos para la lirica
172
9860
Snowy White Bird of Paradise
173
9862
Alexander Robotnick Problèmes d'amour
174
9998
Tracey Ullman They Don't Know

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Yello I Love You
Wynton Marsalis Knozz-Moe-King
R.E.M. Talk About the Passion
Lionel Richie Stuck On You
The Parachute Club Rise Up
Bryan Adams Cuts Like a Knife
Renaud En cloque
Newcleus Jam on Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)
Metallica Whiplash
Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
Cyndi Lauper She Bop
Brian Eno An Ending (Ascent)
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
Dio Holy Diver
Tears for Fears Change
Axel Bauer Cargo
Michael Sembello Maniac
Huey Lewis and The News The Heart of Rock & Roll
The Verlaines Death and The Maiden
Depeche Mode Get the Balance Right
Rod Stewart Baby Jane
Loose Joints Tell You (Today)
Tina Turner Let's Stay Together
Todd Rundgren Bang the Drum All Day
Isabelle Adjani Pull Marine
China Crisis Wishful Thinking
The Alarm Sixty-Eight Guns
XTC Great Fire
Daniel Johnston Chord Organ Blues
Satan Trial by Fire
Eric Clapton I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart
M'Bilia Bel Eswi yo wapi
Nass el Ghiwane Mahmouna
Randy Newman My Life is Good
Scott Walker Track Three
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers That Summer Feeling
Laid Back White Horse
Christophe Succés Fou
Cabaret Voltaire Just Fascination
Cyndi Lauper Money Changes Everything
Renaud Morgane de toi
Mercyful Fate Evil
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
The Style Council Speak Like a Child
Aztec Camera Walk Out to Winter
Patea Maori Club Poi e
Howard Jones New Song
James Brown Bring It On...Bring It On
The Waterboys A Girl Called Johnny
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 Gun Club Death Party
The Cure The Walk
New Order Leave Me Alone
Cocteau Twins From the Flagstones
The Fall Eat Y'self Fitter
Hoodoo Gurus Be My Guru
Peter Tosh Johnny B. Goode
Dio Rainbow in the Dark
Metallica Hit the Lights
Wang Chung Dance Hall Days
The Robert Cray Band Phone Booth
Accept Balls to the Wall
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
The Gap Band Party Train
Icicle Works Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)
Fun Boy Three Our Lips Are Sealed
Jean-Jacques Goldman Au bout de mes rêves
Billy Idol Flesh for Fantasy
The Fall The Man Whose Head Expanded
The Birthday Party Sonny's Burning
Def Leppard Foolin'
Catherine Lara La Rockeuse de Diamants
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