Top 100 Songs of 1982


These are the top 100 songs of 1982. Within the top 100 there are a total of 81 different bands or artists.

There are four acts with the most entries. Each of these acts has a total of three entries in the top songs of 1982:

  • Air Supply
  • Hall & Oats
  • Stevie Wonder (including a duet with Paul McCartney)
  • The Go Go's

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Top Songs of 1982

1

Physical

Olivia Newton-John

2

Eye of the Tiger

Survivor

3

I Love Rock ‘n Roll

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

4

Ebony and Ivory

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

5

Centerfold

The J. Geils Band

6

Don’t You Want Me

The Human League

7

Jack & Diane

John Cougar

8

Hurts So Good

John Cougar

9

Abracadabra

Steve Miller Band

10

Hard to Say I’m Sorry

Chicago

11

Tainted Love

Soft Cell

12

Chariots of Fire

Vangelis

13

Harden My Heart

Quarterflash

14

Rosanna

Toto

15

I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)

Hall & Oates

16

867-5309/Jenny

Tommy Tutone

17

Key Largo

Bertie Higgins

18

You Should Hear How She Talks About You

Melissa Manchester

19

Waiting for a Girl Like You

Foreigner

20

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Rick Springfield

21

The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)

Juice Newton

22

Always on My Mind

Willie Nelson

23

Shake It Up

The Cars

24

Let It Whip

Dazz Band

25

We Got the Beat

The Go-Go’s

26

The Other Woman

Ray Parker, Jr.

27

Turn Your Love Around

George Benson

28

Sweet Dreams

Air Supply

29

Only the Lonely

The Motels

30

Who Can It Be Now?

Men at Work

31

Hold Me

Fleetwood Mac

32

Eye in the Sky

The Alan Parsons Project

33

Let’s Groove

Earth, Wind & Fire

34

Open Arms

Journey

35

Leader of the Band

Dan Fogelberg

36

Leather and Lace

Stevie Nicks and Don Henley

37

Even the Nights Are Better

Air Supply

38

I’ve Never Been to Me

Charlene

39

65 Love Affair

Paul Davis

40

Heat of the Moment

Asia

41

Take It Easy on Me

Little River Band

42

Pac-Man Fever

Buckner & Garcia

43

That Girl

Stevie Wonder

44

Private Eyes

Hall & Oates

45

Trouble Lindsey

Buckingham

46

Making Love

Roberta Flack

47

Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me

Juice Newton

48

Young Turks

Rod Stewart

49

Freeze-Frame

The J. Geils Band

50

Keep the Fire Burnin’

REO Speedwagon

51

Do You Believe in Love

Huey Lewis & The News

52

Cool Night

Paul Davis

53

Caught Up In You

38 Special

54

Why Do Fools Fall In Love?

Diana Ross

55

Love in the First Degree

Alabama

56

Hooked On Classics

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

57

Wasted on the Way

Crosby, Stills & Nash

58

Think I’m in Love

Eddie Money

59

Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)

Donna Summer

60

Personally

Karla Bonoff

61

One Hundred Ways

Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram

62

Blue Eyes

Elton John

63

Our Lips Are Sealed

The Go-Go’s

64

You Could Have Been with Me

Sheena Easton

65

You Can Do Magic

America

66

Did It in a Minute

Hall & Oates

67

I Ran (So Far Away)

A Flock of Seagulls

68

Somebody’s Baby

Jackson Browne

69

Oh No

Commodores

70

Take It Away

Paul McCartney

71

It’s Gonna Take a Miracle

Deniece Williams

72

Love Will Turn You Around

Kenny Rogers

73

Don’t Stop Believin’

Journey

74

Comin’ In and Out of Your Life

Barbra Streisand

75

Gloria

Laura Branigan

76

Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)

Elton John

77

Yesterday’s Songs

Neil Diamond

78

Crimson and Clover

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

79

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

The Police

80

Here I Am

Air Supply

81

I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)

Michael McDonald

82

Get Down on It

Kool & the Gang

83

Any Day Now

Ronnie Milsap

84

Make a Move on Me

Olivia Newton-John

85

Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)

Kool & the Gang

86

Mirror Mirror

Diana Ross

87

Vacation

The Go-Go’s

88

Oh, Pretty Woman

Van Halen

89

Should I Do It

The Pointer Sisters

90

Hot in the City

Billy Idol

91

Kids in America

Kim Wilde

92

Man on Your Mind

Little River Band

93

What’s Forever For

Michael Murphey

94

Waiting on a Friend

The Rolling Stones

95

Do I Do

Stevie Wonder

96

Working for the Weekend

Loverboy

97

Goin’ Down

Greg Guidry

98

Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)

Christopher Cross

99

Through the Years

Kenny Rogers

100

Edge of Seventeen

Stevie Nicks