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This Day In 80s Music, January 1st

Happy New Year! Charlie’s 80s Attic wishes you and your family a very happy and healthy 2022!

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for the next few days as we close out the year 2021 and begin 2022, we’ll be going back to one specific year of the 80s per day and showing you the Top 40 songs for that year. Today, we visit 1983. These are the Top 40 songs of 1983 as ranked by Billboard Magazine:

1Every Breath You TakeThe Police
2Billie JeanMichael Jackson
3Flashdance… What a FeelingIrene Cara
4Down UnderMen at Work
5Beat ItMichael Jackson
6Total Eclipse of the HeartBonnie Tyler
7ManeaterHall & Oates
8Baby, Come to MePatti Austin and James Ingram
9ManiacMichael Sembello
10Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)Eurythmics
11Do You Really Want to Hurt MeCulture Club
12You and IEddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle
13Come On EileenDexys Midnight Runners
14Shame on the MoonBob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
15She Works Hard for the MoneyDonna Summer
16Never Gonna Let You GoSérgio Mendes
17Hungry Like the WolfDuran Duran
18Let’s DanceDavid Bowie
19Twilight ZoneGolden Earring
20I Know There’s Something Going OnFrida
21JeopardyThe Greg Kihn Band
22Electric AvenueEddy Grant
23She Blinded Me with ScienceThomas Dolby
25Little Red CorvettePrince
26Back on the Chain GangThe Pretenders
27Up Where We BelongJoe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
28Mr. RobotoStyx
29You AreLionel Richie
30Der KommissarAfter the Fire
31Puttin’ on the RitzTaco
32Sexual HealingMarvin Gaye
33(Keep Feeling) FascinationThe Human League
34Time (Clock of the Heart)Culture Club
35The Safety DanceMen Without Hats
36MickeyToni Basil
37You Can’t Hurry LovePhil Collins
38Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)Journey
39One on OneHall & Oates
40We’ve Got TonightKenny Rogers and Sheena Easton

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