Top Songs of the 80s


These are the official top songs of the 80s. This page of music from the 80s includes the top 10 songs for each year from 1980 to 1989. Below each top 10 is a link to the full list of 80s hits for that year.

Top 80's Performers

Madonna has a combined total of 18 singles in the top 100 songs from 1980 to 1989. She was named "Top Billboard Hot 100 artist of the 1980s" by Billboard Magazine and is also "The Greatest Billboard Hot 100 solo artist of all time".

In terms of the top 100 songs from each year of the 1980's, Hall & Oates are the most successful duo with 14 singles in the top 100 songs between 1980 and 1989.

Kool & the Gang are the most successful band or group with 11 singles in the top 100 songs between 1980 and 1989.


Top 10 Songs of 1980

1

Call Me

2

Another Brick in the Wall, Part II

4

Rock with You

5

Do That to Me One More Time

6

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

7

Coming Up

8

Funkytown

9

It's Still Rock and Roll to Me

10

The Rose

Top 10 Songs of 1981

1

Bette Davis Eyes

3

4

(Just Like) Starting Over

5

Jessie's Girl

6

Celebration

7

Kiss on My List

8

I Love a Rainy Night

9

9 to 5

10

Keep on Loving You

Top 10 Songs of 1982

1

2

Eye of the Tiger

3

I Love Rock 'n Roll

5

Centerfold

6

Don't You Want Me

7

Jack & Diane

8

Hurts So Good

9

Abracadabra

10

Hard to Say I'm Sorry

Top Songs of 1983

1

Every Breath You Take

2

Billie Jean

3

Flashdance... What a Feeling

4

Down Under

5

6

Total Eclipse of the Heart

7

Maneater

8

10

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Top 10 Songs of 1984

1

When Doves Cry

2

What's Love Got to Do with It

4

Footloose

5

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

6

Jump

7

8

Owner of a Lonely Heart

9

Ghostbusters

10

Karma Chameleon

Top 10 Songs of 1985

1

Careless Whisper

2

Like a Virgin

3

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

4

I Want to Know What Love Is

5

I Feel for You

6

Out of Touch

7

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

8

Money for Nothing

9

Crazy for You

10

Take on Me

Top Songs of 1986

2

Say You, Say Me

3

I Miss You

5

Broken Wings

6

How Will I Know

7

Party All the Time

8

Burning Heart

9

Kyrie

10

Addicted to Love

Top Songs of 1987

1

Walk Like an Egyptian

2

Alone

3

Shake You Down

4

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

5

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

6

C'est La Vie

7

Here I Go Again

9

Shakedown

10

Livin' on a Prayer

Top Songs of 1988

2

Need You Tonight

3

Got My Mind Set on You

4

Never Gonna Give You Up

5

Sweet Child o' Mine

6

So Emotional

7

Heaven Is a Place on Earth

8

Could've Been

9

Hands to Heaven

10

Roll with It

Top Songs of 1989

1

Look Away

2

My Prerogative

3

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

4

Straight Up

5

Miss You Much

6

Cold Hearted

7

Wind Beneath My Wings

8

Girl You Know It's True

9

Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley

10

Giving You the Best That I Got