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Billboard USA No. 1 hits -- 1980s

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1980
669 05 Jan Please Don't Go K.C. & The Sunshine Band 1
  12 Jan Escape Rupert Holmes 1
670 19 Jan Rock With You Michael Jackson 4
671 16 Feb Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille 1
672 23 Feb Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 4
673 22 Mar Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd 4
674 19 Apr Call Me Blondie 6
675 31 May Funky Town Lipps Inc. 4
676 28 Jun Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) Paul McCartney 3
677 19 Jul It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel 2
678 02 Aug Magic Olivia Newton-John 4
679 30 Aug Sailing Christopher Cross 1
680 06 Sep Upside Down Diana Ross 4
681 04 Oct Another One Bites The Dust Queen 3
682 25 Oct Woman In Love Barbra Streisand 3
683 15 Nov Lady Kenny Rogers 6
684 27 Dec (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 5
1981
685 31 Jan The Tide Is High Blondie 1
686 07 Feb Celebration Kool & The Gang 2
687 21 Feb 9 To 5 Dolly Parton 1
688 28 Feb I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt 2
  14 Mar 9 To 5 Dolly Parton 1
689 21 Mar Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon 1
690 28 Mar Rapture Blondie 2
691 11 Apr Kiss On My List Daryl Hall & John Oates 3
692 02 May Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton 2
693 16 May Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 5
694 20 Jun Stars On 45 Stars On 45 1
  27 Jun Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 4
695 25 Jul The One That You Love Air Supply 1
696 01 Aug Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield 2
697 15 Aug Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 9
698 17 Oct Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross 3
699 07 Nov Private Eyes Daryl Hall & John Oates 2
700 21 Nov Physical Olivia Newton-John 10
1982
701 30 Jan I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) Daryl Hall & John Oates 1
702 06 Feb Centerfold J. Geils Band 6
703 20 Mar I Love Rock N Roll Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 7
704 08 May Chariots Of Fire Vangelis 1
705 15 May Ebony & Ivory Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder 7
706 03 Jul Don't You Want Me Human League 3
707 24 Jul Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 6
708 04 Sep Abracadabra Steve Miller Band 1
709 11 Sep Hard To Say I'm Sorry Chicago 2
  25 Sep Abracadabra Steve Miller Band 1
710 02 Oct Jack & Diane John Cougar 4
711 30 Oct Who Can It Be Now Men At Work 1
712 06 Nov Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 3
713 27 Nov Truly Lionel Richie 2
714 11 Dec Mickey Toni Basil 1
715 18 Dec Maneater Daryl Hall & John Oates 4
1984
716 15 Jan Down Under Men At Work 3
717 05 Feb Africa Toto 1
  12 Feb Down Under Men At Work 1
718 19 Feb Baby Come To Me Patti Austin & James Ingram 2
719 05 Mar Billie Jean Michael Jackson 7
720 23 Apr Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners 1
721 30 Apr Beat It Michael Jackson 3
722 21 May Let's Dance David Bowie 1
723 28 May Flashdance - What A Feeling Irene Cara 6
724 09 Jul Every Breath You Take Police 8
725 03 Sep Sweet Dreams Eurythmics 1
726 10 Sep Maniac Michael Sembello 2
727 24 Sep Tell Her About It Billy Joel 1
728 01 Oct Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler 4
729 29 Oct Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 2
730 12 Nov All Night Long Lionel Richie 4
731 10 Dec Say Say Say Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson 6
1984
732 21 Jan Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes 2
733 04 Feb Karma Chameleon Culture Club 3
734 25 Feb Jump Van Halen 5
735 31 Mar Footloose Kenny Loggins 3
736 21 Apr Against All Odds Phil Collins 3
737 12 May Hello Lionel Richie 2
738 26 May Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 2
739 09 Jun Time After Time Cyndi Lauper 2
740 23 Jun The Reflex Duran Duran 2
741 07 Jul When Doves Cry Prince 5
742 11 Aug Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 3
743 01 Sep What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 3
744 22 Sep Missing You John Waite 1
745 29 Sep Let's Go Crazy Prince 2
746 13 Sep I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 3
747 03 Nov Caribbean Queen / European Queen Billy Ocean 2
748 17 Nov Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham 3
749 08 Dec Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 2
750 22 Dec Like A Virgin Madonna 6
1985
751 02 Feb I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 2
752 16 Feb Careless Whisper Wham feat. George Michael 3
753 09 Mar Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 3
754 30 Mar One More Night Phil Collins 2
755 13 Apr We Are The World USA For Africa 4
756 11 May Crazy For You Madonna 1
757 18 May Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 1
758 25 May Everything She Wants Wham 2
759 08 Jun Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 2
760 22 Jun Heaven Bryan Adams 2
761 06 Jul Sussudio Phil Collins 1
762 13 Jul A View To A Kill Duran Duran 2
763 27 Jul Everytime You Go Away Paul Young 1
764 03 Aug Shout Tears For Fears 3
765 24 Aug The Power Of Love Huey Lewis & The News 2
766 07 Sep St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) John Parr 2
767 21 Sep Money For Nothing Dire Straits 3
768 12 Oct Oh Sheila Ready For The World 1
769 19 Oct Take On Me A-ha 1
770 26 Oct Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 1
771 02 Nov Part Time Lover Stevie Wonder 1
772 09 Nov Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer 1
773 16 Nov We Built This City Starship 2
774 30 Nov Seperate Lives Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin 1
775 07 Dec Broken Wings Mr. Mister 2
776 21 Dec Say You Say Me Lionel Richie 4
1986
777 18 Jan That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick & Friends 4
778 15 Feb How Will I Know Whitney Houston 2
779 01 Mar Kyrie Mr. Mister 2
780 15 Mar Sara Starship 1
781 22 Mar These Dreams Heart 1
782 29 Mar Amadeus Falco 3
783 19 Apr Kiss Prince 2
784 03 May Addicted To Love Robert Palmer 1
785 10 May West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 1
786 17 May Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston 3
787 07 Jun Live To Tell Madonna 1
788 14 Jun On My Own Patti Labelle & Michael McDonald 3
789 05 Jul There'll Be Sad Songs Billy Ocean 1
790 12 Jul Holding Back The Years Simply Red 1
791 19 Jul Invisible Touch Genesis 1
792 26 Jul Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel 1
793 02 Aug Glory Of Love Peter Cetera 2
794 16 Aug Papa Don't Preach Madonna 2
795 30 Aug Higher Love Stevie Wonder 1
796 06 Sep Venus Bananarama 1
797 13 Sep Take My Breath Away Berlin 1
798 20 Sep Stuck With You Huey Lewis & The News 3
799 11 Oct When I Think Of You Janet Jackson 2
800 25 Oct True Colours Cyndi Lauper 2
801 08 Nov Amanda Boston 2
802 22 Nov Human Human League 1
803 29 Nov You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi 1
804 06 Dec The Next Time I Fall Peter Cetera with Amy Grant 1
805 13 Dec The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & The Range 1
806 20 Dec Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles 4
1987
807 17 Jan Shake You Down Gregory Abbott 1
808 24 Jan At This Moment Billy Vera & The Beaters 2
809 07 Feb Open Your Heart Madonna 1
810 14 Feb Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi 4
811 14 Mar Jacob's Ladder Huey Lewis & The News 1
812 21 Mar Lean On Me Club Nouveau 2
813 04 Apr Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now Starship 2
814 18 Apr I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Aretha Franklin/George Michael 2
815 02 May (I Just) Dies In Your Arms Cutting Crew 2
816 16 May With Or Without You U2 3
817 06 Jun You Keep Me Hangin' On Kim Wilde 1
818 13 Jun Always Atlantic Starr 1
819 20 Jun Head To Toe Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam 1
820 27 Jun I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston 2
821 11 Jul Alone Heart 3
822 01 Aug Shakedown Bob Seger 1
823 08 Aug I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2 2
824 22 Aug Who's That Girl Madonna 1
825 29 Aug La Bamba Los Lobos 3
926 19 Sep I Just Can't Stop Loving You Michael Jackson 1
927 26 Sep Didn't We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston 2
928 10 Oct Here I Go Again Whitesnake 1
929 17 Oct Lost In Emotion Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam 1
930 24 Oct Bad Michael Jackson 2
931 07 Nov I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany 2
932 21 Nov Mony Mony Billy Idol 1
933 28 Nov (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Billy Medley & Jennifer Warnes 1
934 05 Dec Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle 1
935 12 Dec Faith George Michael 4
1989
936 09 Jan So Emotional Whitney Houston 1
937 16 Jan Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison 1
938 23 Jan The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson 1
939 30 Jan Need You Tonight INXS 1
940 06 Feb Could've Been Tiffany 2
941 20 Feb Seasons Change Exposé 1
942 27 Feb Father Figure George Michael 2
943 12 Mar Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 2
944 26 Mar Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson 2
945 09 Apr Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car Billy Ocean 2
946 23 Apr Where Do Broken Hearts Go Whitney Houston 2
947 07 May Wishing Well Terence Trent D'arby 1
948 14 May Anything For You Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Mach. 2
949 28 May One More Try George Michael 3
950 18 Jun Together Forever Rick Astley 1
951 25 Jun Foolish Beat Debbie Gibson 1
952 02 Jul Dirty Diana Michael Jackson 1
953 09 Jul The Flame Cheap Trick 2
954 23 Jul Hold On To The Nights Richard Marx 1
955 30 Jul Roll With It Steve Winwood 4
956 27 Aug Monkey George Michael 2
957 10 Sep Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N Roses 2
958 24 Sep Don't Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin 2
959 08 Oct Love Bites Def Leppard 1
960 15 Oct Red Red Wine UB40 1
961 22 Oct Groovy Kind Of Love Phil Collins 2
962 05 Nov Kokomo Beach Boys 1
963 12 Nov Wild Wild West Escape Club 1
964 19 Nov Bad Medicine Bon Jovi 2
965 03 Dec Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird Will To Power 1
966 10 Dec Look Away Chicago 2
967 24 Dec Every Rose Has Its Thorn Poison 3
1989
968 14 Jan My Perogative Bobby Brown 1
969 21 Jan Two Hearts Phil Collins 2
970 04 Feb When I'm With You Sheriff 1
971 11 Feb Straight Up Paula Abdul 3
972 04 Mar Lost In Your Eyes Debbie Gibson 3
973 25 Mar The Living Years Mike & The Mechanics 1
974 01 Apr Eternal Flame Bangles 1
975 08 Apr The Look Roxette 1
976 15 Apr She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals 1
977 22 Apr Like A Prayer Madonna 3
978 13 May I'll Be There For You Bon Jovi 1
979 20 May Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul 2
980 03 Jun Rock On Michael Damian 1
981 10 Jun Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler 1
982 17 Jun I'll Be Loving You (Forever) New Kids On The Block 1
983 24 Jun Satisfied Richard Marx 1
984 01 Jul Baby Don't Forget My Number Milli Vanilli 1
985 08 Jul Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals 1
986 15 Jul If You Don't Know Me By Now Simply Red 1
987 22 Jul Toy Soldiers Martika 2
988 05 Aug Batdance Prince 1
989 12 Aug Right Here Waiting For You Richard Marx 3
990 02 Sep Coldhearted Paula Abdul 1
991 09 Sep Hangin' Tough New Kids On The Block 1
992 16 Sep Don't Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan 1
993 23 Sep Girl I'm Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli 2
994 07 Oct Miss You Much Janet Jackson 4
995 04 Nov Listen To Your Heart Roxette 1
996 11 Nov When I See You Smile Bad English 2
997 25 Nov Blame It On The Rain Milli Vanilli 2
998 09 Dec We Didn't Start The Fire Billy Joel 2
999 23 Dec Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins 4