80s Number 1 Singles Part 1

Number 1 Singles from The 1980s


Part One- 1980-1984



DateArtist/sTitleLabelWeeks At #1
19th JanuaryPretendersBrass In PocketMercury3
2nd FebruarySpecialsThe Special AKA Live2 Tone2
16th FebruaryKenny RogersCoward Of The CountyUnited Artists2
1st MarchBlondieAtomicChrysalis2
15th MarchFern KinneyTogether We Are BeautifulWEA1
22nd MarchJamGoing UndergroundPolydor3
12th AprilDetroit SpinnersWorking My Way Back To YouAtlantic2
26th AprilBlondieCall MeChrysalis1
3rd MayDexy’s Midnight RunnersGenoParlophone2
17th MayJohnny LoganWhat’s Another YearEpic2
31st MayMASHTheme FromCBS3
21st JuneDon McLeanCryingEMI3
12th JulyOlivia Newton JohnXanaduJet2
26th JulyOdysseyUse It Up And Wear It OutRCA2
9th AugustABBAThe Winner Takes It AllEpic2
23rd AugustDavid BowieAshes To AshesRCA2
6th SeptemberJamStartPolydor1
13th SeptemberKelly MarieFeel’s Like I’m In LoveCalibre2
27th SeptemberPoliceDon’t Stand So Close To MeA&M4
25th OctoberBarbra StreisandWoman In LoveCBS3
15th NovemberBlondieThe Tide Is HighChrysalis2
29th NovemberABBASuper TrouperEpic3
20th DecemberJohn Lennon(Just Like) Starting OverGeffen1
27th DecemberSt Winifrid’s School ChoirThere’s No One Quite Like GrandmaMFP2


1981 #1


DateArtist/sTitleLabelWeeks At #1
10th JanuaryJohn LennonImagineParlophone4
7th FebruaryJohn LennonWomanGeffen2
21st FebruaryJoe DolceShaddup You FaceEpic3
14th MarchRoxy MusicJealous GuyPolydor/ EG2
28th MarchShakin’ StevensThis Ole HouseEpic3
18th AprilBucks FizzMaking Your Mind UpRCA3
9th MayAdam And The AntsStand And DeliverCBS5
13th JuneSmokey RobinsonBeing With YouMotown2
27th JuneMichael JacksonOne day In Your LifeMotown2
11th JulySpecialsGhost Town2 Tone3
1st AugustShakin’ StevensGreen DoorEpic4
29th AugustAnekaJapanese BoyHansa/ Ariola1
5th SeptemberSoft CellTainted LoveSome Bizzare2
19th SeptemberAdam And The AntsPrince CharmingCBS4
17th OctoberDave Stewrt & Barbara GaskinIt’s My PartyStiff/ Broken4
14th NovemberPoliceEvery Little Thing She Does Is MagicA&M1
21st NovemberQueen & David BowieUnder PressureEMI2
5th DecemberJulio IglesiasBegine The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)CBS1
12th DecemberHuman LeagueDon’t You Want MeVirgin5


1982 #1


DateArtist/sTitleLabelWeeks At #1
16th JanuaryBucks FizzThe Land Of Make BelieveRCA2
30th JanuaryShakin’ StevensOh JulieEpic1
6th FebruaryKraftwerkThe ModelEMI1
13th FebruaryJamA Town Called MalicePolydor3
6th MarchTight FitThe Lion Sleeps TonightJive3
27th MarchGoombay Dance BandSeven TearsEpic3
17th AprilBucks FizzMy Camera Never LiesRCA1
24th AprilPaul McCartney & Stevie WonderEbony And IvoryParlophone3
15th MayNicoleA Little PeaceCBS2
29th MayMadnessHouse Of FunStiff2
12th JuneAdam AntGoody Two ShoesCBS2
26th JuneCharleneI’ve Never Been To MeMotown1
3rd JulyCaptain SensibleHappy TalkA&M2
17th JulyIrene CaraFameRSO3
7th AugustDexy’s Midnight RunnersCome On EileenMercury/ Phonogram4
4th SeptemberSurvivorEye Of The TigerScotti Bros4
2nd OctoberMusical YouthPass The DutchieMCA3
23rd OctoberCulture ClubDo You Really Want To Hurt MeVirgin3
13th NovemberEddy GrantI Don’t Wanna DanceIce3
4th DecemberJamBeat SurrenderPolydor2
18th December  Renee And RonatoSave Your LoveHollywood4


1983 #1


DateArtist/sTitleLabelWeeks At #1
15th JanuaryPhil CollinsYou Can’t Hurry LoveVirgin2
29th JanuaryMen At WorkDown UnderEpic3
19th FebruaryKajagoogooToo ShyEMI2
5th MarchMichael JacksonBillie JeanEpic1
12th MarchBonnie TylerTotal Eclipse Of The HeartCBS2
26th MarchDuran DuranIs There Something I Should Know?EMI2
9th AprilDavid BowieLet’s DanceEMI America3
30th AprilSpandau BalletTrueChrysalis4
28th MayNew EditionCandy GirlLondon1
4th JunePoliceEvery Breath You TakeA&M4
2nd JulyRod StewartBaby JaneWarner Bros3
23rd JulyPaul YoungWherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)CBS3
13th AugustKC And The Sunshine BandGive It UpEpic3
3rd SeptemberUB40Red Red WineDep Int’l3
24th SeptemberCulture ClubKarma ChameleonVirgin6
5th NovemberBilly JoelUptown GirlCBS5
10th DecemberFlying PicketsOnly You10 Records/ Virgin5


1984 #1


DateArtist/sTitleLabelWeeks At #1
14th JanuaryPaul McCartneyPipes Of PeaceParlophone2
28th JanuaryFrankie Goes To HollywoodRelaxZTT/ Island5
3rd MarchNena99 Red BalloonsEpic3
24th MarchLionel RichieHelloMotown6
5th MayDuran DuranThe ReflexEMI4
2nd JuneWham!Wake Me Up Before You Go GoEpic2
16th JuneFrankie Goes To HollywoodTwo TribesZTT/ Island9
18th AugustGeorge MichaelCareless WhisperEpic3
8th SeptemberStevie WonderI Just Called To Say I Love YouMotown6
20th OctoberWham!FreedomEpic3
10th NovemberChaka KhanI Feel For YouWarner Bros3
1st DecemberJim DiamondI Should Have Known BetterA&M1
8th DecemberFrankie Goes To HollywoodThe Power Of LoveZTT/ Island1
15th DecemberBand AidDo They Know It’s Christmas?Mercury/ Phonogram1

Memories of “80s Number 1 Singles Part 1” in The 80s

  1. Sounds very well thought out. Is it ok to submit a follow-up question? It’s just that..I’d add more points that contradict this.

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