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

1Call Me
Blondie
2Another Brick in the Wall, Part II
Pink Floyd
3Magic
Olivia Newton-John
4Rock with You
Michael Jackson
5Do That to Me One More Time
Captain & Tennille
6Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen
7Coming Up
Paul McCartney
8Funkytown
Lipps Inc
9It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
Billy Joel
10The Rose
Bette Midler

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1980

Top 10 Songs of 1981

1Bette Davis Eyes
Kim Carnes
2Endless Love
Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
3Lady
Kenny Rogers
4(Just Like) Starting Over
John Lennon
5Jessie’s Girl
Rick Springfield
6Celebration
Kool & the Gang
7Kiss on My List
Hall & Oates
8I Love a Rainy Night
Eddie Rabbitt
99 to 5
Dolly Parton
10Keep on Loving You
REO Speedwagon

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1981

Top 10 Songs of 1982

1Physical
Olivia Newton-John
2Eye of the Tiger
Survivor
3I Love Rock ‘n Roll
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
4Ebony and Ivory
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
5Centerfold
The J. Geils Band
6Don’t You Want Me
The Human League
7Jack & Diane
John Mellencamp
8Hurts So Good
John Mellencamp
9Abracadabra
Steve Miller Band
10Hard to Say I’m Sorry
Chicago

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1982

Top Songs of 1983

1Every Breath You Take
The Police
2Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
3Flashdance… What a Feeling
Irene Cara
4Down Under
Men at Work
5Beat It
Michael Jackson
6Total Eclipse of the Heart
Bonnie Tyler
7Maneater
Hall & Oates
8Baby, Come to Me
Patti Austin and James Ingram
9Maniac
Michael Sembello
10Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eurythmics

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1983

Top 10 Songs of 1984

1When Doves Cry
Prince
2What’s Love Got to Do with It
Tina Turner
3Say Say Say
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
4Footloose
Kenny Loggins
5Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
Phil Collins
6Jump
Van Halen
7Hello
Lionel Richie
8Owner of a Lonely Heart
Yes
9Ghostbusters
Ray Parker, Jr.
10Karma Chameleon
Culture Club

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1984

Top 10 Songs of 1985

1Careless Whisper
George Michael
2Like a Virgin
Madonna
3Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Wham!
4I Want to Know What Love Is
Foreigner
5I Feel for You
Chaka Khan
6Out of Touch
Hall & Oates
7Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Tears for Fears
8Money for Nothing
Dire Straits
9Crazy for You
Madonna
10Take on Me
a-ha

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1985

Top Songs of 1986

1That’s What Friends Are For
Dionne and Friends (Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder)
2Say You, Say Me
Lionel Richie
3I Miss You
Klymaxx
4On My Own
Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
5Broken Wings
Mr. Mister
6How Will I Know
Whitney Houston
7Party All the Time
Eddie Murphy
8Burning Heart
Survivor
9Kyrie
Mr. Mister
10Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1986

Top Songs of 1987

1Walk Like an Egyptian
The Bangles
2Alone
Heart
3Shake You Down
Gregory Abbott
4I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
5Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Starship
6C’est La Vie
Robbie Nevil
7Here I Go Again
Whitesnake
8The Way It Is
Bruce Hornsby and the Range
9Shakedown
Bob Seger
10Livin’ on a Prayer
Bon Jovi

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1987

Top Songs of 1988

1Faith
George Michael
2Need You Tonight
INXS
3Got My Mind Set on You
George Harrison
4Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick Astley
5Sweet Child o’ Mine
Guns N’ Roses
6So Emotional
Whitney Houston
7Heaven Is a Place on Earth
Belinda Carlisle
8Could’ve Been
Tiffany
9Hands to Heaven
Breathe
10Roll with It
Steve Winwood

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1988

Top Songs of 1989

1Look Away
Chicago
2My Prerogative
Bobby Brown
3Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Poison
4Straight Up
Paula Abdul
5Miss You Much
Janet Jackson
6Cold Hearted
Paula Abdul
7Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
8Girl You Know It’s True
Milli Vanilli
9Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley
Will to Power
10Giving You the Best That I Got
Anita Baker

ALL THE TOP SONGS FOR 1989

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