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UK No. 1 hits -- 1980s

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1980
449 19 Jan Brass In Pocket Pretenders 2
450 02 Feb Too Much Too Young Specials 2
451 16 Feb Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers 2
452 01 Mar Atomic Blondie 2
453 15 Mar Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney 1
454 22 Mar Going Underground / Dreams of Children Jam 3
455 12 Apr Working My Way Back To You Spinners 2
456 26 Apr Call Me Blondie 1
457 03 May Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners 2
458 17 May What's Another Year Johnny Logan 2
459 31 May Theme From M*A*S*H The Mash 3
460 21 Jun Crying Don McLean 3
461 12 Jul Xanadu ELO & Olivia Newton-John 2
462 26 Jul Use It Up & Wear It Out Odyssey 2
463 09 Aug Winner Takes It All Abba 2
464 23 Aug Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 2
465 06 Sep Start Jam 1
466 13 Sep Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie 2
467 27 Sep Don't Stand So Close To Me Police 4
468 25 Oct Woman In Love Barbra Streisand 3
469 15 Nov The Tide Is High Blondie 2
470 29 Nov Super Trouper Abba 3
471 20 Dec (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 1
472 27 Dec There's No One Quite Like Grandma St. Winifred's School Choir 2
1981
473 10 Jan Imagine John Lennon 4
474 07 Feb Woman John Lennon 2
475 21 Feb Shaddap Your Face Joe Dolce 3
476 14 Mar Jealous Guy Roxy Music 2
477 28 Mar This Ole House Shakin' Stevens 4
478 18 Apr Making Your Mind Up Buck's Fizz 3
479 09 May Stand & Deliver Adam & The Ants 5
480 13 Jun Being With You Smokey Robinson 2
481 27 Jun One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson 2
482 11 Jul Ghost Town Specials 3
483 01 Aug Green Door Shakin' Stevens 4
484 29 Aug Japanese Boy Aneka 1
485 05 Sep Tainted Love Soft Cell 2
486 19 Sep Prince Charming Adam & The Ants 4
487 17 Oct It's My Party Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin 4
488 14 Nov Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Police 1
489 21 Nov Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 2
490 05 Dec Begin The Beguine Julio Iglesias 1
491 12 Dec Don't You Want Me Human League 5
1982
492 16 Jan Land Of Make Believe Buck's Fizz 2
493 30 Jan Oh Julie Shakin' Stevens 1
494 06 Feb Computer Love / The Model Kraftwerk 1
495 13 Feb A Town Called Malice / Precious Jam 3
496 06 Mar The Lion Sleeps Tonight Tight Fit 3
497 27 Mar Seven Tears Goombay Dance Band 3
498 17 Apr My Camera Never Lies Buck's Fizz 1
499 24 Apr Ebony & Ivory Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder 3
500 15 May A Little Peace (Ein Bisschen Frieden) Nicole 2
501 29 May House Of Fun Madness 2
502 12 Jun Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant 2
503 26 Jun I've Never Been To Me Charlene 1
504 03 Jul Happy Talk Captain Sensible 2
505 17 Jul Fame Irene Cara 3
506 07 Aug Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners 4
507 04 Sep Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 4
508 02 Oct Pass The Dutchie Musical Youth 3
509 23 Oct Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 3
510 13 Nov I Don't Want To Dance Eddy Grant 3
511 04 Dec Beat Surrender Jam 2
512 18 Dec Save Your Love Renee & Renato 4
1984
513 15 Jan You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 2
514 29 Jan Doen Under Men At Work 3
515 19 Feb Too Shy Kajagoogoo 2
516 05 Mar Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1
517 12 Mar Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler 2
518 26 Mar Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran 2
519 09 Apr Let's Dance David Bowie 3
520 30 Apr True Spandau Ballet 4
521 28 May Candy Girl New Edition 1
522 04 Jun Every Breath You Take Police 4
523 02 Jul Baby Jane Rod Stewart 3
524 23 Jul Wherever I Lay My Hat Paul Young 3
525 13 Aug Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band 3
526 03 Sep Red Red Wine UB40 3
527 24 Sep Karma Chameleon Culture Club 6
528 05 Nov Uptown Girl Billy Joel 5
529 10 Dec Only You Flying Pickets 5
1984
530 14 Jan Pipes Of Peace Paul McCartney 2
531 28 Jan Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 5
532 03 Mar 99 Red Balloons (99 Luftballons) Nena 3
533 24 Mar Hello Lionel Richie 6
534 05 May The Reflex Duran Duran 4
535 02 Jun Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham 2
536 16 Jun Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 9
537 18 Aug Careless Whisper George Michael 3
538 08 Sep I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 6
539 20 Oct Freedom Wham 2
540 10 Nov I Feel For You Chaka Khan 3
541 01 Dec I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond 1
542 08 Dec The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1
543 15 Dec Do The Know It's Christmas Band Aid 5
1985
544 19 Jan I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 3
545 09 Feb I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson 4
546 09 Mar You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 2
547 23 Mar Easy Lover Philip Bailey 4
548 20 Apr We Are The World USA For Africa 2
549 04 May Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 1
550 11 May 19 Paul Hardcastle 5
551 15 Jun You'll Never Walk Alone The Crowd 2
552 29 Jun Frankie Sister Sledge 4
553 27 Jul There Must Be An Angel Eurythmics 1
554 03 Aug Into The Groove Madonna 4
555 31 Aug I Got You Babe UB40 & Chrissie Hynde 1
556 07 Sep Dancing In The Street Mick Jagger & David Bowie 4
557 05 Oct If I Was Midge Ure 1
558 12 Oct The Power Of Love Jennifer Rush 5
559 16 Nov A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey 2
560 30 Nov I'm Your Man Wham 2
561 14 Dec Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 2
562 28 Dec Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 2
1986/td>
563 11 Jan West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 2
564 25 Jan The Sun Always Shines On TV A-ha 2
565 08 Feb When The Going Gets Tough Billy Ocean 4
566 08 Mar Chain Reaction Diana Ross 3
567 29 Mar Livin' Doll Cliff Richard & The Young Ones 3
568 19 Apr A Different Corner George Michael 3
569 10 May Rock Me Amadeus Falco 1
570 17 May The Chicken Song Spittin' Image 3
571 07 Jun Spirit In The Sky Doctor & The Medics 3
572 28 Jun The Edge Of Heaven Wham 2
573 12 Jul Papa Don't Preach Madonna 3
574 02 Aug The Lady In Red Chris De Burgh 3
575 23 Aug I Want To Wake Up With You Boris Gardiner 3
576 13 Sep Don't Leave Me This Way Communards 4
577 11 Oct True Blue Madonna 1
578 18 Oct Every Loser Wins Nick Berry 3
579 08 Nov Take My Breath Away Berlin 4
580 06 Dec The Final Countdown Europe 2
581 20 Dec Caravan Of Love Housemartins 1
582 27 Dec Reet Petite Jackie Wilson 4
1987
583 24 Jan Jack Your Body Steve 'Silk' Hurley 2
584 07 Feb I Knew You Were Waiting Aretha Franklin & George Michael 2
585 21 Feb Stand By Me Ben E. King 3
586 14 Mar Everything I Own Boy George 2
587 28 Mar Respectable Mel & Kim 2
588 04 Apr Let It Be Ferry Aid 3
589 25 Apr La Isla Bonita Madonna 2
590 09 May Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Starship 4
591 06 Jun I Wanna Dance Wit Somebody Whitney Houston 2
592 20 Jun Star Trekkin' The Firm 2
593 04 Jul It's A Sin Pet Shop Boys 3
594 25 Jul Who's That Girl Madonna 1
595 01 Aug La Bamba Los Lobos 2
596 15 Aug I Just Can't Stop Loving You Michael Jackson 2
597 29 Aug Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 5
598 03 Oct Pump Up The Volume M/A/R/R/S 2
599 17 Oct You Win Again Bee Gees 4
600 14 Nov China In Your Hand T'Pau 4
601 19 Dec Always On My Mind Pet Shop Boys 4
1989
602 16 Jan Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle 2
603 30 Jan I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany 3
604 20 Feb I Should Be So Lucky Kylie Minogue 5
605 26 Mar Don't Turn Around Aswad 2
606 09 Apr Heart Pet Shop Boys 2
607 30 Apr Theme From S-Express S-Express 2
608 14 May Perfect Fairground Attraction 1
609 21 May With A Little Help From My Friends Wet Wet Wet 4
610 18 Jun Doctorin' The Tardis Timelords 1
611 25 Jun I Owe You Nothing Bros 2
612 09 Jul Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You Glenn Medeiros 4
613 06 Aug The Only Way Is Up Yazz & Plastic Population 5
614 10 Sep Groovy Kind Of Love Phil Collins 2
615 24 Sep He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother Hollies 2
616 08 Oct Desire U2 1
617 15 Oct One Moment In Time Whitney Houston 2
618 29 Oct Orinoco Flow Enya 3
619 19 Nov The First Time Robin Beck 3
620 10 Dec Mistletoe & Wine Cliff Richard 4
1989
621 07 Jan Especially For You Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan 3
622 28 Jan Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart Marc Almond & Gene Pitney 4
623 25 Feb Belfast Child Simple Minds 2
624 11 Mar Too Many Broken Hearts Jason Donovan 2
625 25 Mar Like A Prayer Madonna 3
626 15 Apr Eternal Flame Bangles 4
627 13 May Hand On Your Heart Kylie Minogue 1
628 20 May Ferry Cross The Mersey Various 3
629 10 Jun Sealed With A Kiss Jason Donovan 2
630 24 Jun Back To Life Soul II Soul 4
631 22 Jul You'll Never Stop Me Loving You Sonia 2
632 05 Aug Swing The Mood Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers 5
633 09 Sep Ride On Time Black Box 6
634 21 Oct That's What I Like Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers 3
635 11 Nov All Around The World Lisa Stansfield 2
636 25 Nov You Got It (The Right Stuff) New Kids On The Block 3
637 16 Dec Let's Party Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers 1
638 23 Dec Do They Know It's Christmas Band Aid II 3