Number 3 Hits of The 1980s

A list of songs that only reached No3 in the charts in The 1980s. A few big songs in this list, some surprises also that these did not reach the top spot, but it wasn’t to be.



Nov 1980 Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry
Nov 1980 Boomtown Rats Banana Republic
Oct 1980 Dennis Waterman With The Dennis Waterman Band I Could Be So Good for You
Sep 1980 Madness Baggy Trousers
Sep 1980 Elvis Presley It’s Only Love / Beyond The Reef
Sep 1980 Bad Manners Special Brew
Jul 1980 Sheena Easton 9 To 5
Jun 1980 Stacy Lattisaw Jump To The Beat
May 1980 Roberta Flack And Donny Hathaway Back Together Again
May 1980 Michael Jackson She’s Out Of My Life
Feb 1980 Vapors Turning Japanese
Feb 1980 Marti Webb Take That look Off Your Face
Jan 1980 Madness My Girl



Dec 1981 Kool And The Gang Get Down On It
Dec 1981 Abba One Of Us
Dec 1981 Adam And The Ants Ant Rap
Nov 1981 Earth Wind And Fire Let’s Groove
Oct 1981 Four Tops When She Was My Girl
sep 1981 Godley And Creme Under Your Thumb
Aug 1981 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Souvenir
Aug 1981 Ottawan Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)
Aug 1981 Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love)
Jul 1981 Spandau Ballet Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
Jun 1981 Bad Manners Can Can
Mar 1981 Tony Capstick And THe Carlton Main / Frickley Colliery Band The Sheffield Grinder / Capstick Comes Home
Mar 1981 Stevie Wonder Lately
Jan 1981 Rainbow I Surrender



Dec 1982 Wah! The Story Of The Blues
Nov 1982 Culture Club Time (Clock Of The Heart)
Nov 1982 David Bowie And Bing Crosby Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy
Oct 1982 Wham! Young Guns (Go For It)
Oct 1982 Kids From ‘Fame’ Starmaker
Oct 1982 Tears For Fears Mad World
Aug 1982 Soft Cell What
Jul 1982 Yazoo Don’t Go
Jun 1982 Odyssey Inside Out
Apr 1982 Pigbag Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag
Apr 1982 PhD I Won’t Let You Down
Mar 1982 Julio Iglesias Quiereme Mucho (Yours)
Feb 1982 J Geils Band Centrefold
Feb 1982 Soft Cell Say Hello Wave Goodbye
Jan 1982 Haircut 100 Love Plus One



Dec 1983 Culture Club Victims
Dec 1983 Status Quo Marguerita Time
Nov 1983 Shakin’ Stevens Cry Just A Little Bit
Oct 1983 Duran Duran Union Of The Snake
Oct 1983 Siouxsie And The Banshees Dear Prudence
Sep 1983 Howard Jones New Song
Aug 1983 Rod Stewart What Am I Gonna Do (I’m so In Love With You)
Aug 1983 Style Council Long Hot Summer
Jul 1983 Eurythmics Who’s That Girl?
Jul 1983 Malcolm McLaren Double Dutch
May 1983 Yazoo Nobody’s Diary
Apr 1983 Beat Can’t Get Used To Losing You
Apr 1983 Michael Jackson Beat It
Feb 1983 Jo Boxers Boxer Beat
Feb 1983 Toto Africa
Jan 1983 Belle Stars Sign Of The Times



Nov 1984 Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus We All Stand Together
Nov 1984 Nik Kershaw The Riddle
Nov 1984 Madonna Like A Virgin
Sep 1984 Giorgio Moroder And Phil Oakey Together In Electric Dreams
Sep 1984 U2 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Jun 1984 Tina Turner What’s Love Got To Do With It
Jun 1984 Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
Jun 1984 Spandau Ballet Only When You Leave
Jun 1984 Bronski Beat Smalltown Boy
May 1984 Ultravox Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Apr 1984 Queen I Want To Break Free
Mar 1984 Bananarama Robert De Niro’s Waiting
Feb 1984 Break Machine Street Dance
Feb 1984 Thompson Twins Doctor doctor
Jan 1984 Joe Fagin That’s Livin’ Alright



Nov 1985 Bronski Beat Hit That Perfect Beat
Nov 1985 Dee C Lee See The Day
Oct 1985 UB40 Don’t Break My Heart
Oct 1985 Elton John Nikita
Sep 1985 Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover
Aug 1985 Red Box Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
Aug 1985 Colonel Abrams Trapped
Aug 1985 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill
Aug 1985 Baltimora Tarzan Boy
Jul 1985 Tina Turner We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdrome)
Apr 1985 Jimmy Nail Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
Apr 1985 Bronski Beat And Marc Almond I Feel Love (Medley – I Feel Love / Love To Love you Baby / Johnny Remember Me)
Mar 1985 Sarah Brightman And Paul Miles-Kingston Pie Jesu
Mar 1985 Madonna Material Girl
Jan 1985 Commodores Nightshift
Jan 1985 Ashford And Simpson Solid



Dec 1986 Robbie Nevil C’est La Vie
Dec 1986 Curiosity Killed The Cat Down To Earth
Nov 1986 Alison Moyet Is This Love?
Oct 1986 Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman All I Ask Of You
Sep 1986 Mel And Kim Showing Out (Get Fresh At The weekend)
Sep 1986 Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian
Aug 1986 Cameo Word Up
Aug 1986 Peter Cetera Glory Of Love
Jun 1986 Housemartins Happy Hour
May 1986 Owen Paul My Favourite Waste Of Time
May 1986 Sly Fox Let’s Go All The Way
Apr 1986 Level 42 Lessons In Love
Mar 1986 Queen A Kind Of Magic
Mar 1986 Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately
Mar 1986 Samantha Fox Touch Me (I Want your Body)
Mar 1986 Sigue Sigue Sputnik Love Missile F1-11
Feb 1986 Damned Eloise
Jan 1986 Five Star System Addict



Dec 1987 Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel
Dec 1987 Mel And Kim Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Dec 1987 Krush House Arrest
Nov 1987 Proclaimers Letter From America
Oct 1987 Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody
Oct 1987 Bananarama / Stock Aitken Waterman Love In The First Degree / Mr Sleaze
Sep 1987 Michael Jackson Bad
Aug 1987 Cliff Richard Some People
Jun 1987 George Michael I Want Your Sex
Jun 1987 Atlantic Starr Always
Jun 1987 Heart Alone
Mar 1987 Janet Jackson Let’s Wait Awhile
Mar 1987 Club Nouveau Lean On Me
Feb 1987 Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling (Re-Issue)
Feb 1987 Mental As Anything Live It Up



Dec 1988 Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance
Nov 1988 Angry Anderson Suddenly
Oct 1988 Chris De Burgh Missing You
Oct 1988 D Mob Featuring Gary Haisman We Call It Acieed
Oct 1988 Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It’s True
Aug 1988 Womack And Wommack Teardrops
Jul 1988 BVSMP I Need You
Jul 1988 Kim Wilde You Came
Jul 1988 Everything But The Girl I Don’t Want To Talk About It
Jun 1988 Sabrina Boys (Summertime Love)
May 1988 Liverpool FC Anfield Rap (Red Machine In Full Effect)
May 1988 New Order Blue Monday (Re-Mix)
Apr 1988 Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart
Apr 1988 Danny Wilson Mary’s Prayer
Mar 1988 Iron Maiden Can I Play With Madness
Feb 1988 Vanessa Paradis Joe Le Taxi
Feb 1988 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car
Jan 1988 Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart



Dec 1989 49ers Touch Me
Dec 1989 Soul II Soul Get A Life
Nov 1989 Jeff Wayne’s War Of The World’s Eve Of The War (Re-Mix)
Oct 1989 Rebel MC And Double Trouble Street Tuff
Sep 1989 Madonna Cherish
Aug 1989 Sydney Youngblood If Only I Colud
Aug 1989 Cliff Richard I Just Don’t Have The Heart
May 1989 Queen I Want It All
Apr 1989 Lynne Hamilton On The Inside (Theme From ‘Prisoner: Cell Block H’)
Apr 1989 Transvision Vamp Baby I Don’t Care
Mar 1989 Paula Abdul Straight Up
Feb 1989 Donna Summer This Time I Know It’s For Real
Feb 1989 Bananarama / La Na Nee Nee Noo Noo Help
Jan 1989 Roy Orbison You Got It

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