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Subject: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: Bab2781 on 09/14/17 at 6:22 pm

1983

Michael Jackson
Beat It

The Police
Every Breath You Take

Eurythmics
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Duran Duran
Hungry Like The Wolf

Prince
Little Red Corvette

Billy Joel
Uptown Girl

Yes
Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Talking Heads
Burning Down The House

Kajagoogoo
Too Shy

Denys Midnight Runners
Come On Eileen


Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: #Infinity on 09/14/17 at 10:26 pm

Warning: 1983 is a contender for my favourite year for music ever. Perhaps you'll know what to expect now...

1. 99 Red Balloons / Nena
2. Moonlight Shadow / Mike Oldfield
3. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You / Laura Branigan
4. Allies / Heart
5. I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is / Kim Carnes
6. Far from Over/  Frank Stallone
7. I’ve Been Waitin’ for Tomorrow / The The
8. Flashdance...What a Feeling / Irene Cara
9. Dolce Vita / Ryan Paris
10. Solitaire / Laura Branigan
11. Maniac / Michael Sembello
12. All Night Long (All Night) / Lionel Richie
13. Love Is a Battlefield / Pat Benatar
14. Runaway / Bon Jovi
15. I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me / Nik Kershaw
16. Nobody's Diary / Yaz
17. Faster than the Speed of Night / Bonnie Tyler
18. Kissing with Confidence / Will Powers
19. Lucky / Laura Branigan
20. Burning Down the House / Talking Heads
21. New Song / Howard Jones
22. Wrapped Around Your Finger / The Police
23. I Love L.A. / Randy Newman
24. Caught in the Game / Survivor
25. Total Eclipse of the Heart / Bonnie Tyler
26. Billie Jean / Michael Jackson
27. Hold Me Now / Thompson Twins
28. What Is Love / Howard Jones
29. Who's That Girl / Eurythmics
30. (Keep Feeling) Fascination / The Human League
31. Don't Show Your Love / Laura Branigan
32. Lies / Thompson Twins
33. Burning Up / Madonna
34. Serachin’ (I Gotta Find a Man) / Hazell Dean
35. That's All / Genesis
36. Deep in the Dark / Laura Branigan
37. Nightbird / Stevie Nicks
38. Heartlight / Kenny Loggins
39. Unconditional Love / Donna Summer feat. Musical Youth
40. Uptown Girl / Billy Joel
41. Family Man / Darryl Hall & John Oates
42. Micro-Kid / Level 42
43. Making Flippy Floppy / Talking Heads
44. Relax / Frankie Goes to Hollywood
45. King of Pain / The Police
46. I Won’t Hold You Back / Toto
47. The Politics of Dancing / Re-Flex
48. Who Do You Want to Be / Oingo Boingo
49. Cry Juts A Little Bit / Shakin’ Stevens
50. This Is the Day / The The
51. Wanna Be Startin’ Something / Michael Jackson
52. A Pharaoh’s Dream (Of Endless Time) / Level 42
53. Affair of the Heart / Rick Springfield
54. The Safety Dance / Men without Hats
55. Every Breath You Take / The Police
56. White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It) / Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
57. Heart and Soul / Huey Lewis & the New
58. Tell Her No / Juice Newton
59. I Am What I Am / Gloria Gaynor
60. Blue Monday / New Order
61. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) / Eurythmics
62. Girls Just Want to Have Fun / Cyndi Lauper
63. Rockit / Herbie Hancock
64. Send Her My Love / Journey
65. It's a Jungle Out There / Bonnie Tyler
66. Mr. Roboto / Styx
67. Love's a Dangerous Language / ABC
68. When We Were Young / Bucks Fizz
69. Suddenly Last Summer / The Motels
70. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) / Michael Jackson
71. Let the Music Play / Shannon
72. Mellow When I’m Dead / “Weird Al” Yankovic
73. Red Red Wine / UB40
74. Hey You Rocksteady Crew / Rocksteady Crew
75. Karma Chameleon / Culture Club
76. Susanna / The Art Company
77. Little Red Corvette / Prince
78. They Don’t Know / Tracey Ullman
79. This Charming Man / The Smiths
80. Souls / Rick Springfield
81. Come Dancing / The Kinks
82. Pop Goes My Love / Freeez
83. Finally Found a Home / Huey Lewis & the News
84. Don’t Let It End / Styx
85. One Thing Leads to Another / The Fixx
86. Blue Hat for a Blue Day / Nick Heyward
87. Photograph / Def Leppard
88. It’s Like That / Run-D.M.C.
89. Overkill / Men at Work
90. Let’s Dance / David Bowie
91. Blister in the Sun / Violent Femmes
92. Sex (Im A…) / Berlin
93. Club Tropicana / Wam!
94. Beat It / Michael Jackson
95. Owner of a Lonely Heart / Yes
96. Jeopardy / Greg Kihn Band
97. Pipes of Peace / Paul McCartney
98. Home By the Sea / Genesis
99. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) / Paul Young
100. Always Something There to Remind Me / Naked Eyes

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: Doc Brown on 09/14/17 at 11:31 pm

Great list, Infinity, but I need to add a few more, most notably...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-7I1dRo7WQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_61hzuGGJX0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nLiQBV6A7c

Your Pal,
Doc

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Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: annimal on 09/14/17 at 11:42 pm

burnin down the house

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: robby76 on 09/17/17 at 8:04 am

Top 10:-

Automatic - Pointer Sisters
Maniac - Michael Sembello
PYT / Wanna be Startin Something - Michael Jackson
Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics
Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren
Joanna - Kool & The Gang
Give It Up - KC and the Sunshine Band
Islands In The Stream - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

Notable mentions:-

Photograph - Def Leppard
Ocean Deep - Cliff Richard
Late At Night - George Benson
Flashdance What A Feeling - Irene Cara
Stuck On You - Lionel Richie

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: dbutler69 on 09/22/17 at 12:10 pm

1984 and 1982 are my two favorite years for music, but 1983 is fantastic also.
By the way, Always Something There to Remind me is from 1982.

1 New Order - Blue Monday
2 INXS - Original Sin
3 Michael Jackson - Human Nature
4 Michael Jackson - Thriller
5 Michael Jackson / The Jacksons - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
6 Shannon - Let the Music Play
7 The Sisters of Mercy - Temple of Love
8 Spandau Ballet - True
9 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
10 The Smiths - This Charming Man

11 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
12 Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
13 U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
14 Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
15 New Order - Confusion
16 The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger
17 The Police - Synchronicity II
18 Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
19 Bauhaus - She's in Parties
20 Berlin - The Metro
21 David Bowie - Modern Love
22 Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
23 Madonna - Holiday
24 The Smiths - Hand in Glove
25 Prince - Little Red Corvette
26 Men at Work - Overkill
27 Howard Jones - What Is Love?
28 Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
29 Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
30 U2 - New Year's Day
31 Spandau Ballet - Gold
32 Michael Jackson - Thriller
33 The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
34 Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
35 Yazoo - Nobody's Diary
36 Madonna - Lucky Star
37 Michael Jackson - Beat It
38 Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
39 Prince - Delirious
40 Madonna - Burning Up
41 David Bowie - Let's Dance
42 Bananarama - Cruel Summer
43 Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
44 Irene Cara - Flashdance... What a Feeling

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: #Infinity on 09/22/17 at 1:25 pm


1984 and 1982 are my two favorite years for music, but 1983 is fantastic also.
By the way, Always Something There to Remind me is from 1982.


It was released as a single and became a hit in 1983, though. It's the same logic that landed all those songs from Michael Jackson's Thriller on this list of yours instead of the one you wrote for 1982.

Subject: Re: Top 10 Songs (1983)

Written By: dbutler69 on 09/25/17 at 9:40 am


It was released as a single and became a hit in 1983, though. It's the same logic that landed all those songs from Michael Jackson's Thriller on this list of yours instead of the one you wrote for 1982.


That's one thing that makes these lists so difficult. Personally, I usually go by which came first, the single or the album, as the "correct" year for that song, though I've  violated my own rule on occasion, such as here.  It looked like everyone else was putting Thriller songs on this list, so I figured I might as well join the crowd.  (Plus, Thriller came out with only a month to go in 1982.)

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