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January 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   You can't hurry love Phil Collins
2   A winter's tale David Essex
3   Save your love Renee and Renato
4   Orville's song Keith Harris & Orville
5   Down under Men At Work
6   Best years of our lives Modern Romance
7   Our house Madness
8   The story of the blues Wah!
9   Time (clock of the heart) Culture Club
10   Buffalo gals Malcom McLaren & the World's famous Supreme Team
11   Hymn Ultravox
12   Electric avenue Eddy Grant
13   Heartache avenue Maisonettes
14   The Shakin' Stevens E.P. Shakin' Stevens
15   All the love in the world Dionne Warwick
16   Peace on earth / Little drummer boy David Bowie & Bing Crosby
17   Steppin' out Joe Jackson
18   Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsa Daesi) Incantation
19   European female Stranglers
20   If you can't stand the heat Bucks Fizz

 

February 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Too shy Kajagoogoo
2   Down under Men At Work
3   Sign of the times Belle Stars
4   Change Tears For Fears
5   Up where we belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
6   Electric avenue Eddy Grant
7   Wham rap Wham!
8   Gloria Laura Branigan
9   Billie Jean Michael Jackson
10   Oh Diane Fleetwood mac
11   You can't hurry love Phil Collins
12   Africa Toto
13   The cutter Echo & the Bunnymen
14   The story of the blues Wah!
15   Last night a D.J. saved my life Indeep
16   New year's day U2
17   Never gonna give you up Musical Youth
18   Christian China Crisis
19   Steppin' out Joe Jackson
20   The tunnel of love Fun Boy Three

 

March 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Total eclipse of the heart Bonnie Tyler
2   Sweet dreams (are made of this) Eurythmics
3   Billie Jean Michael Jackson
4   Rock the boat Forrest
5   Africa Toto
6   Na na hey hey kiss him goodbye Bananarama
7   Too shy Kajagoogoo
8   Love on your side Thompson Twins
9   Speak like a child Style Counsil
10   Tommorow's (just another day) / Madness (is all in the mind) Madness
11   Never gonna give you up Musical Youth
12   High life Modern Romance
13   She means nothing to me Phil Everly & Cliff Richard
14   Baby come to me Patti Austin with James Ingram
15   Communication Spandau Ballet
16   Rip it up Orange Juice
17   The tunnel of love Fun Boy Three
18   Is there something I should know Duran Duran
19   Change Tears For Fears
20   Let's dance David Bowie

 

April 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Let's dance David Bowie
2   Is there something I should know Duran Duran
3   Church of the poison mind Culture Club
4   Boxer beat Joboxers
5   Breakaway Tracey Ulman
6   Beat it Michael Jackson
7   Words F.R. David
8   Ooh to be ah Kajagoogoo
9   Speak like a child Style Counsil
10   Sweet dreams (are made of this) Eurythmics
11   Total eclipse of the heart Bonnie Tyler
12   Blue Monday New Order
13   Fields of fire (400 miles) Big Country
14   True Spandau Ballet
15   Snot rap Kenny Everett
16   Love is a stranger Eurythmics
17   Don't talk to me about love Altered Images
18   This house that Jack built Tracie
19   Rip it up Orange Juice
20   Whistle down the wind Nick Heyward

 

May 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   True Spandau Ballet
2   Temptation Heaven 17
3   Dancing tight Galaxy feat. Phil Fearon
4   (Keep feeling) Fascination Human League
5   Candy girl New Edition
6   Words F.R. David
7   Pale shelter Tears For Fears
8   Can't get used to losing you Beat
9   Our lips are sealed Fun Boy Three
10   We are detective Thompson Twins
11   Beat it Michael Jackson
12   Blind vision Blancmange
13   Bad boys Wham!
14   Let's dance David Bowie
15   What kina boy you looking for (girl) Hot Chocolate
16   True love ways Cliff Richard
17   Friday night (live version) Kids from "Fame"
18   Church of the poison mind Culture Club
19   Every breath you take Police
20   Nobody's diary Yazoo

 

June 1983

UK (US) Song title Artist
1   Every breath you take Police
2   Bad boys Wham!
3   Nobody's diary Yazoo
4   Buffalo soldier Bob Marley & the Wailers
5   China girl David Bowie
6   Love town Booker Newberry III
7   Flashdancec what a feeling Irene Cara
8   Candy girl New Edition
9   Just got lucky Joboxers
10   Baby Jane Rod Stewart
11   Ladu love me (one more time) George Benson
12   Waiting for a train Flash And the Pan
13   I guess that's why they call it the blues Elton John
14   Can't get used to losing you Beat
15   Wanna be startin' something Michael Jackson
16   Temptation Heaven 17
17   Money go round (Pt.1) Style Counsil
18   Hang on now Kajagoogoo
19   True Spandau Ballet
20   Dark is the night Shakatak

 

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