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UK No. 2 hits -- 1980s - all the singles that peaked at No.2 in the UK chart

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1980
341 19 Jan With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta 2
342 23 Feb And The Beat Goes On Whispers 1
343 05 Apr Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold 2
344 03 May Coming Up Paul McCartney 1
345 24 May No Doubt About It Hot Chocolate 3
346 28 Jun Funky Town Lipps Inc. 2
347 02 Aug More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer 1
348 09 Aug Upside Down Diana Ross 2
349 20 Sep One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford 2
350 04 Oct Masterblaster Stevie Wonder 1
351 11 Oct D.I.S.C.O. Ottowan 3
352 01 Nov What You're Proposin' Status Quo 2
1981
353 10 Jan Happy Xmas (War Is Over) John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band 1
354 17 Jan Ant Music Adam & The Ants 2
355 07 Feb In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 1
356 14 Feb Vienna Ultravox 4
357 14 Mar Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants 1
358 28 Mar Kids In America Kim Wilde 2
359 25 Apr Chi Mai Ennio Morricone 2
360 09 May Stars On 45 Stars On 45 1
361 16 May You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens 4
362 13 Jun More Than In Love Kate Robbins 1
363 18 Jul Stars On 45 Vol. 2 Stars On 45 2
364 08 Aug Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 1
365 15 Aug Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2
366 03 Oct Invisible Sun Police 1
367 10 Oct Birdie Song Tweets 2
368 24 Oct O Superman Laurie Anderson 1
369 31 Oct Happy Birthday Altered Images 3
370 12 Dec Daddy's Home Cliff Richard 4
1982
371 13 Feb Golden Brown Stranglers 2
372 06 Mar Mickey Toni Basil 2
373 03 Apr Just An Illusion Imagination 1
374 17 Apr Ain't No Pleasing You Chas & Dave 1
375 01 May One Step Further Bardo 1
376 08 May This Time / We'll Fly The Flag England World Cup Squad '82 1
377 22 May Only You Yazoo 1
378 19 Jun Torch Soft Cell 1
379 10 Jul Abracadabra Steve Miller Band 2
380 24 Jul Da Da Da Trio 1
381 11 Sep Save A Prayer Duran Duran 1
382 18 Sep Private Investigations Dire Straits 1
383 25 Sep The Bitterest Pill Style Council 2
384 09 Oct Zoom Fat Larry's Band 1
385 30 Oct Annie I'm Not Your Daddy Kid Creole & The Coconuts 1
386 13 Nov Heartbreaker Dionne Warwick 2
387 27 Nov Mirror Man Human League 3
388 25 Dec Blue Christmas Shakin' Stevens 1
1984
389 15 Jan A Winter's Tale David Essex 1
390 05 Feb Electric Avenue Eddy Grant 1
391 19 Mar Sweet Dreams (Are Mde Of This) Eurythmics 1
392 16 Apr Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club 2
393 30 Apr Words F.R. David 2
394 14 May (Keep Feeling) Fascination Human League 1
395 21 May Temptation Heaven 17 1
396 04 Jun Bad Boys Wham 2
397 18 Jun China Girl David Bowie 1
398 09 Jul Flashdance (What A Feeling) Irene Cara 1
399 23 Jul I.O.U. Freeez 3
400 20 Aug Gold Spandau Ballet 2
401 10 Sep Wings Of A Dove Madness 1
402 17 Sep Tonight I Celebrate My Love Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack 1
403 08 Oct Modern Love David Bowie 1
404 15 Oct They Don't Know Tracey Ullman 2
405 29 Oct All Night Long Lionel Richie 3
406 19 Nov Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson 2
407 03 Dec Love Of The Common People Paul Young 3
408 24 Dec My Oh My Slade 3
1984
409 14 Jan What Is Love Howard Jones 1
410 04 Feb Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 1
411 11 Feb Radio Ga-Ga Queen 2
412 10 Mar Joanna Kool & The Gang 2
413 31 Mar It's Raining Men Weather Girls 1
414 07 Apr A Love Worth Waiting For Shakin' Stevens 2
415 14 Apr You Take Me Up Thompson Twins 1
416 28 Apr Against All Odds Phil Collins 3
417 19 May Automatic Pointer Sisters 2
418 02 Jun Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 2
419 30 Jun I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw 1
420 21 Jul Hole In My Shoe Neil 3
421 18 Aug Agadoo Black Lace 3
422 22 Sep Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 3
423 13 Oct War Song Culture Club 1
424 27 Oct No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney 1
425 17 Nov Wild Boys Duran Duran 1
426 15 Dec Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham 5
1985
427 26 Jan 1999 / Little Red Corvette Prince 1
428 09 Feb Love & Pride King 3
429 23 Mar That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet 2
430 06 Apr Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 2
431 20 Apr Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 2
432 25 May A View To A Kill Duran Duran 3
433 15 Jun Kayleigh Marillion 1
434 29 Jun Crazy For You Madonna 1
435 06 Jul Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 3
436 17 Aug Holiday Madonna 1
437 14 Sep Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler 3
438 26 Oct Take On Me A-ha 3
1986
439 25 Jan Walk Of Life Dire Straits 1
440 01 Feb Only Love Nana Mouskouri 1
441 15 Feb Borderline Madonna 1
442 22 Feb Starting Together Su Pollard 1
443 15 Mar Manic Monday Bangles 1
444 22 Mar Absolute Beginners David Bowie 1
445 05 Apr Wonderful World Sam Cooke 1
446 12 Apr Live To Tell Madonna 1
447 17 May On My Own Patti Labelle/Michael McDonald 3
448 07 Jun Holding Back The Years Simply Red 2
449 28 Jun I Can't Wait Nu Shooz 1
450 19 Jul Every Beat Of My Heart Rod Stewart 1
451 09 Aug So Macho Sinitta 2
452 20 Sep We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off Jermaine Stewart 2
453 04 Oct Rain Or Shine Five Star 2
454 01 Nov In The Army Now Status Quo 1
455 15 Nov You Keep Me Hangin' On Kim Wilde 2
456 13 Dec Sometimes Erasure 1
1987
457 07 Feb Heartache Pepsi & Shirley 2
458 28 Feb When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge 2
459 25 Apr Can't Be With You Tonight Judy Boucher 4
460 23 May A Boy From Nowhere Tom Jones 1
461 13 Jun Hold Me Now Johnny Logan 1
462 11 Jul Under The Boardwalk Bruce Willis 2
463 22 Aug Call Me Spagna 2
464 05 Sep What Have I Done To Deserve This Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield 1
465 12 Sep Wipe Out Fat Boys & Beach Boys 1
466 10 Oct I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor Abigail Mead & Nigel Golding 1
467 17 Oct Crockett's Theme Jan Hammer 2
468 31 Oct Faith George Michael 2
469 14 Nov Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison 4
470 12 Dec When I Fall In Love Rick Astley 2
471 26 Dec Fairytale Of New York Pogues & Kirsty MacColl 2
1989
472 29 Jan Sign Your Name Terence Trent D'arby 1
473 06 Feb When Will I Be Famous Bros 1
474 21 Feb Beat Dis Bomb The Bass 2
475 06 Mar Together Forever Rick Astley 2
476 20 Mar Drop The Boy Bros 4
477 17 Apr Love Changes (Everything) Climie Fisher 1
478 22 May Got To Be Certain Kylie Minogue 3
479 26 Jun The Twist Fat Boys & Chubby Checker 2
480 10 Jul Push It Salt-N-Pepa 3
481 31 Jul The Locomotion Kylie Minogue 4
482 28 Aug The Harder I Try Brother Beyond 2
483 16 Oct Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin 1
484 23 Oct Je Ne Sais Pas Pour Quoi Kylie Minogue 3
485 13 Nov Stand Up For Your Love Rights Yazz & Plastic Population 1
486 20 Nov Need You Tonight INXS 1
487 27 Nov Cat Among The Pigeons / Silent Night Bros 1
1989
488 15 Jan Stop Erasure 1
489 22 Jan The Living Years Mike & The Mechanics 3
490 19 Feb Love Changes Everything Michael Ball 1
491 26 Feb Leave Me Alone Michael Jackson 1
  05 Mar Love Changes Everything Michael Ball 1
492 09 Apr If You Don't Know Me By Now Simply Red 3
493 28 May Miss You Like Crazy Natalie Cole 1
494 04 Jun Best Of Me Cliff Richard 2
495 25 Jun Batdance Prince 1
496 02 Jul Song For Whoever Beautiful South 1
497 16 Jul London Nights London Boys 1
498 23 Jul Too Much Bros 1
499 30 Jul Wouldn't Change A Thing Kylie Minogue 2
500 13 Aug French Kissin' Lil Louis 1
501 20 Aug Poison Alice Cooper 1
502 10 Sep Everyday Jason Donovan 1
503 17 Sep Right Here Waiting Richard Marx 2