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Bestselling Singles of the 80s

1980

Position
Artist Title
1
Police Don't Stand So Close To Me
2
Barbra Streisand Woman In Love
3
Kelly Marie Feels Like I'm In Love
4
Abba Super Trouper
5
Ottawan D.I.S.C.O.
6
Blondie The Tide is High
7
Dexy's Midnight Runners Geno
8
Kenny Rogers Coward Of The County
9
Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful
10
John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over

1981

Position
Artist Title
1
Soft Cell Tainted Love
2
Adam & The Ants Stand And Deliver
3
Adam & The Ants Prince Charming
4
Shakin' Stevens This Ole House
5
Ultravox Vienna
6
Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up
7
Michael Jackson One Day In Your Life
8
Joe Dolce Music Theatre Shaddup You Face
9
The Tweets Birdie Song
10
Shakin' Stevens You Drive Me Crazy

1982

Position
Artist Title
1
Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
2
Irene Cara Fame
3
Survivor Eye Of The Tiger
4
Culture Club Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
5
Tight Fit The Lion Sleeps Tonight
6
Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie
7
Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance
8
Goombay Dance Band Seven Tears
9
Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder Ebony And Ivory
10
The Jam Town Called Malice / Precious

1983

Position
Artist Title
1
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
2
Billy Joel Uptown Girl
3
UB40 Red Red Wine
4
David Bowie Let's Dance
5
Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart
6
Men At Work Down Under
7
Michael Jackson Billie Jean
8
Spandau Ballet True
9
Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night)
10
Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love

1984

Position
Artist Title
1
Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas
2
Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You
3
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
4
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Two Tribes
5
George Michael Careless Whisper
6
Wham Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
7
Lionel Richie Hello
8
Black Lace Agadoo
9
Wham! Freedom
10
Ray Parker Junior Ghostbusters

1985

Position
Artist Title
1
Jennifer Rush The Power Of Love
2
Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson I Know Him So Well
3
Madonna Into The Groove
4
Paul Hardcastle 19
5
Sister Sledge Frankie
6
David Bowie & Mick Jagger Dancing In The Street
7
Phyllis Nelson Move Closer
8
A-Ha Take On Me
9
Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart
10
Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is

1986

Position
Artist Title
1
Communards Don't Leave Me This Way
2
Nick Berry Every Loser Wins
3
Boris Gardiner I Want To Wake Up With You
4
Cliff Richard & The Young Ones Living Doll
5
Diana Ross Chain Reaction
6
Chris De Burgh Lady In Red
7
Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough
8
Berlin Take My Breath Away
9
Madonna Papa Don't Preach
10
Sinitta So Macho / Crusing

1987

Position
Artist Title
1
Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up
2
Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
3
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody
4
Bee Gees You Win Again
5
T'Pau China In Your Hand
6
Mel & Kim Respectable
7
Ben E King Stand By Me
8
Pet Shop Boys It's A Sin
9
MARRS Pump Up The Volume
10
The Firm Star Trekkin'

1988

Position
Artist Title
1
Cliff Richard Mistletoe And Wine
2
Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up
3
Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky
4
Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan Especially For You
5
Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now
6
Glenn Medeiros Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You
7
Phil Collins A Groovy Kind Of Love
8
Wet Wet Wet With A Little Help From My Friends
9
Hollies He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
10
Womack & Womack Teardrops

1989

Position
Artist Title
1
Black Box Ride On Time
2
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers Swing The Mood
3
Bangles Eternal Flame
4
Jason Donovan Too Many Broken Hearts
5
Soul II Soul Back To Life
6
Marc Almond & Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
7
Jive Bunny & TheMastermixers That's What I Like
8
Technotronic Pump Up the Jam
9
Band Aid II Do They Know It's Christmas?
10
Madonna Like A Prayer

The Overall Top 10 Best Selling Singles of the 80s

Position
Artist Title
1
Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas
2
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
3
Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You
4
Fankie Goes To Hollywood Two Tribes
5
Human League Don't You Want Me
6
Wham! Last Christmas
7
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
8
George Michael Careless Whisper
9
Jennifer Rush The Power Of Love
10
Dexy's Midnight Runnera Come On Eileen