Duran Duran

Top 80 Songs of 1983

You can dance if you want to! The hits got bigger, and so did the bands. Duran Duran had gone full Game of Thrones with monster hits and cinematic music videos, the Police turned into chart-topping stalkers, and David Bowie turned everything up to 11 and danced the blues with Nile Rodgers into the serious moonlight. Culture Club and Eurythmics were transatlantic pin-up stars while the Cure went koo-koo for Love Cats. Huzzah!

TOP 80 SONGS OF 1983

1.      Is There Something I Should Know -- Duran Duran

2.      Safety Dance -- Men Without Hats

3.      Every Breath You Take -- Police

4.      In A Big Country -- Big Country

5.      Church Of The Poison Mind -- Culture Club

6.      Let’s Dance -- David Bowie

7.      Mad World -- Tears For Fears

8.      Major Tom -- Peter Schilling

9.      Union Of The Snake -- Duran Duran

10.    I Confess -- English Beat

11.    Burning Down The House -- Talking Heads

12.    New Year’s Day -- U2

13.    Our House -- Madness

14.    King Of Pain -- Police

15.    Jeopardy -- Greg Kihn Band

16.    One Thing Leads To Another -- Fixx

17.    99 Luftballoons -- Nena

18.    Do You Really Want To Hurt Me -- Culture Club

19.    Modern Love -- David Bowie

20.    Make A Circuit With Me -- Polecats

21.    Swear -- Tim Scott

22.    Institutionalized -- Suicidal Tendencies

23.    Never Stop -- Echo And The Bunnymen

24.    Sweet Dreams -- Eurythmics

25.    Strip -- Adam Ant

26.    Pale Shelter -- Tears For Fears

27.    Save It For Later -- English Beat

28.    She Blinded Me With Science -- Thomas Dolby

29.    Living On The Ceiling -- Blancmange

30.    Every Day I Write The Book -- Elvis Costello

31.    Just A Gigolo -- Barbie & The Kens

32.    Talking In Your Sleep -- Romantics

33.    The One Thing -- INXS

34.    Love Cats -- Cure

35.    Cool Places -- Sparks and Jane Weidlin

36.    China -- Red Rockers

37.    Whisper To A Scream -- Icicle Works

38.    Whammy Kiss -- B-52’s

39.    Sunday Bloody Sunday -- U2

40.    Saved By Zero -- Fixx

41.    Blister In The Sun -- Violent Femmes

42.    Synchronicity 2 -- Police

43.    Change -- Tears For Fears

44.    Rebel Yell -- Billy Idol

45.    The Cutter -- Echo & The Bunnymen

46.    Dear Prudence -- Siouxsie & The Banshees

47.    Red Red Wine -- UB40

48.    Let’s Go To Bed -- Cure

49.    The Reflex -- Duran Duran

50.    Blue Monday -- New Order

51.    A Million Miles Away -- Plimsoles

52.    Nellie The Elephant -- Toy Dolls

53.    Shiny Shiny -- Haysi Fantayzee

54.    The Politics Of Dancing -- Reflex

55.    Lies -- Thompson Twins

56.    China Girl -- David Bowie

57.    Love Is A Stranger -- Eurythmics

58.    Radio Waves -- OMD

59.    Legal Tender -- B-52’S

60.    Send Me An Angel` -- Real Life

61.    Radio Free Europe -- REM

62.    Der Kommisar -- Falco

63.    Let Me Go -- Heaven 17

64.    It’s A Mugs Game -- Soft Cell

65.    Power And The Passion -- Midnight Oil

66.    Love My Way -- Psychedelic Furs

67.    Numbers With Wings -- Bongos

68.    Doot Doot -- Freur

69.    Wishing (I Had A Photograph) -- A Flock Of Seagulls

70.    White Lines -- Grandmaster Flash

71.    Baby’s In The Mountains -- Peter Godwin

72.    Buffalo Gals -- Malcom McLaren

73.    Oblivious -- Aztec Camera

74.    Nowhere Girl -- B Movie

75.    Shock The Monkey -- Peter Gabriel

76.    Here Comes The Rain Again -- Eurythmics

77.    The Walls Came Down -- The Call

78.    This Is The Day -- The The

79.    Telephone Operator -- Pete Shelley

80.    Belly Of A Whale -- Burning Sensations

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