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1983

 

We were invading defenseless countries like Grenada and saying goodbye to M*A*S*H.  We were sending the first woman astronaut in space and making Dynasty a big hit. And the only thing bigger than Cabbage Patch Dolls & Where's The Beef t-shirts was Michael Jackson. And we listened to:

 

song title

artist

Top 40 peak

R&B peak

peak date

The Girl Is Mine Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney 2[3] 1[3] 1/8
Dirty Laundry Don Henley 3 1/8
The Look Of Love ABC 18 1/8
I Do J. Geils Band 24 1/8
Let's Go Dancing (Ooh La La La) Kool & The Gang 30 7 1/8
Does It Make You Remember Kim Carnes 36 1/8
Two Less Lonely People In The World Air Supply 38 1/8
Down Under Men At Work 1[4] 1/15
Heartbreaker Dionne Warwick 10 14 1/15
Love In Store Fleetwood Mac 22 1/15
Memory Barry Manilow 39 1/15
Rock The Casbah The Clash 8 1/22
Hand To Hold On To John Cougar 19 1/22
Put It In A Magazine Sonny Charles 40 2[3] 1/22
Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye 3 1[10] 1/29
Heart To Heart Kenny Loggins 15 71 1/29
You Got Lucky Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 20 1/29
Heart Of The Night Juice Newton 25 1/29
Shock The Monkey Peter Gabriel 29 64 1/29
Bad Boy Ray Parker Jr. 35 6 1/29
Africa Toto 1[1] 2/5
You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 10 2/5
The Other Guy Little River Band 11 2/5
Allentown Billy Joel 17 2/5
You & I Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle 7 2/12
Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant 12 2/12
Space Age Love Song A Flock Of Seagulls 30 2/12
I Knew You When Linda Ronstadt 37 2/12
Baby Come To Me Patti Austin & James Ingram 1[2] 9 2/19
I'm Alive Neil Diamond 35 2/19
The Clapping Song Pia Zadora 36 88 2/19
Tied Up Olivia Newton-John 38 2/19
Shame On The Moon Bob Seger 2[4] 2/26
Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats 3 2/26
Pass The Dutchie Musical Youth 10 8 2/26
Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy Sammy Hagar 13 2/26
On The Loose Saga 26 2/26
The Woman In Me Donna Summer 33 30 2/26
Don't Tell Me You Love Me Night Ranger 40 2/26
Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1[7] 1[9] 3/5
All Right Christopher Cross 12 3/5
Dreamin' Is Easy Steel Breeze 30 3/5
Burning Heart Vandenberg 39 3/12
Back On The Chain Gang The Pretenders 5 3/19
Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Journey 8 3/19
Fall In Love With Me Earth, Wind & Fire 17 4 3/19
Breaking Us In Two Joe Jackson 18 3/19
Make Love Stay Dan Fogelberg 29 3/19
My Kind Of Lady Supertramp 31 3/19
Winds Of Change Jefferson Starship 38 3/19
So Close Diana Ross 40 76 3/19
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 2[3] 39 3/26
Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran 3 3/26
You Are Lionel Richie 4 2[3] 3/26
We've Got Tonight Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 6 3/26
Twilight Zone Golden Earring 10 3/26
I Know There's Something Goin' On Frida 13 3/26
I've Got A Rock N' Heart Eric Clapton 18 3/26
Little Too Late Pat Benatar 20 3/26
Poison Arrow ABC 25 3/26
Lies Thompson Twins 30 3/26
I Don't Care Anymore Phil Collins 38 3/26
Change Of Heart Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 21 4/2
One On One Hall & Oates 7 8 4/9
I Like It Debarge 31 2[4] 4/9
Mr. Roboto Styx 3 4/16
Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners 1[1] 4/23
Whirly Girl Oxo 28 4/23
Beat It Michael Jackson 1[3] 1[1] 4/30
Der Kommissar After The Fire 5 4/30
Welcome To Heartlight Kenny Loggins 24 4/30
Some Kind Of Friend Barry Manilow 26 4/30
Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band 3 5/7
I Won't Hold You Back Toto 10 5/7
Even Now Bob Seger 12 5/7
It Might Be You Stephen Bishop 25 5/7
So Wrong Patrick Simmons 30 77 5/7
She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby 5 5/14
Rio Duran Duran 14 5/14
Mornin'  Al Jarreau 21 6 5/14
Let's Dance David Bowie 1[1] 14 5/21
Little Red Corvette Prince 6 15 5/21
Solitaire Laura Branigan 7 5/21
Photograph Def Leppard 12 5/21
I Couldn't Say No Robert Ellis Orral w/ Carlene Carter 32 5/21
Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top 37 5/21
Flashdance...What A Feeling Irene Cara 1[6] 2[5] 5/28
Straight From The Heart Bryan Adams 10 5/28
Stranger In My House Ronnie Milsap 23 5/28
The One Thing INXS 30 5/28
Looking For A Stranger Pat Benatar 39 5/28
Overkill Met At Work 3 6/4
All My Life Kenny Rogers 37 6/4
My Love Lionel Richie 5 6 6/11
Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes 8 6/11
Faithfully Journey 12 6/11
Try Again  Champaign 23 2[2] 6/11
No Time For Talk Christopher Cross 33 6/11
The Closer You Get Alabama 38 6/11
Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club 2[2] 34 6/18
Affair Of The Heart Rick Springfield 9 6/18
We Two Little River Band 22 6/18
The Woman In You Bee Gees 24 77 6/18
That's Love Jim Capaldi 28 6/18
Family Man Hall & Oates 6 81 6/25

 

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