Music Charts UK - 50 best selling single

UK Music Charts – Best Selling Singles 1980 – 1989

1980
1The PoliceDon’t Stand So Close to Me
2Barbra StreisandWoman in Love
3Kelly MarieFeels Like I’m in Love
4ABBASuper Trouper
5OttawanD.I.S.C.O.
6BlondieThe Tide Is High
7Dexys Midnight RunnersGeno
8Fern KinneyTogether We Are Beautiful
9Kenny RogersCoward of the County
10John Lennon(Just Like) Starting Over
11The Detroit SpinnersWorking My Way Back to You
12Sheena Easton9 to 5
13MadnessBaggy Trousers
14David BowieAshes to Ashes
15MASHTheme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)
16The JamGoing Underground/Dreams of Children
17Don McLeanCrying
18ABBAThe Winner Takes It All
19Liquid GoldDance Yourself Dizzy
20St Winifred’s School ChoirThere’s No One Quite Like Grandma
21BlondieAtomic
22Diana RossUpside Down
23OdysseyUse It Up and Wear It Out
24The JamStart!
25Stevie WonderMaster Blaster (Jammin’)
26Lipps Inc.Funkytown
27The NolansI’m in the Mood for Dancing
28OdysseyIf You’re Lookin’ for a Way Out
29Randy CrawfordOne Day I’ll Fly Away
30The SpecialsThe Special AKA Live! EP
31Status QuoWhat You’re Proposing
32Marti WebbTake That Look Off Your Face
33Hot ChocolateNo Doubt About It
34Jona LewieStop the Cavalry
35PretendersBrass in Pocket
36The Gap BandOops Up Side Your Head
37Johnny LoganWhat’s Another Year
38Olivia Newton-John and ELOXanadu
39Bad MannersSpecial Brew
40UB40King/”Food for Thought”
41The WhispersAnd the Beat Goes On
42The VaporsTurning Japanese
43MatchboxWhen You Ask About Love
44Dennis Waterman with the D. Waterman BandI Could Be So Good for You
45MadnessMy Girl
46Stephanie MillsNever Knew Love Like This Before
47Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkEnola Gay
48BlondieCall Me
49Leo SayerMore Than I Can Say
50MadnessEmbarrassment
1981
1Soft CellTainted Love
2Adam and the AntsStand and Deliver
3Adam and the AntsPrince Charming
4Shakin’ StevensThis Ole House
5UltravoxVienna
6Michael JacksonOne Day in Your Life
7Bucks FizzMaking Your Mind Up
8Joe Dolce Music TheatreShaddup You Face
9The TweetsThe Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)
10Shakin’ StevensYou Drive Me Crazy
11The SpecialsGhost Town
12Dave Stewart with Barbara GaskinIt’s My Party
13Smokey RobinsonBeing with You
14Altered ImagesHappy Birthday
15OttawanHands Up (Give Me Your Heart)
16John LennonWoman
17StarsoundStars on 45
18Shakin’ StevensGreen Door
19John LennonImagine
20Julio IglesiasBegin the Beguine (Volver a Empezar)
21The Human LeagueDon’t You Want Me
22Roxy MusicJealous Guy
23Kim WildeKids in America
24AnekaJapanese Boy
25Ennio MorriconeChi Mai
26Royal Philharmonic OrchestraHooked on Classics
27Cliff RichardDaddy’s Home
28Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkSouvenir
29Bad MannersCan Can
30Adam and the AntsAntmusic
31Coast to Coast(Do) The Hucklebuck
32ELOHold on Tight
33Kate Robbins and BeyondMore Than in Love
34The Human LeagueLove Action (I Believe in Love)
35ImaginationBody Talk
36StarsoundStars On 45 (Volume 2)
37Stevie WonderLately
38Phil CollinsIn the Air Tonight
39OdysseyGoing Back to My Roots
40Queen and David BowieUnder Pressure
41Godley and CremeUnder Your Thumb
42The PoliceEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic
43Stevie WonderHappy Birthday
44Adam and the AntsKings of the Wild Frontier
45RainbowI Surrender
46Alvin StardustPretend
47ChampaignHow ‘Bout Us
48Diana Ross and Lionel RichieEndless Love
49ToyahFour from Toyah (EP)
50Earth, Wind & FireLet’s Groove
1982
1Dexys Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen
2Irene CaraFame
3SurvivorEye of the Tiger
4Tight FitThe Lion Sleeps Tonight
5Culture ClubDo You Really Want to Hurt Me?
6Musical YouthPass the Dutchie
7Eddy GrantI Don’t Wanna Dance
8Goombay Dance BandSeven Tears
9Paul McCartney and Stevie WonderEbony and Ivory
10The JamTown Called Malice/Precious
11The StranglersGolden Brown
12Tears for FearsMad World
13Toni BasilMickey
14Haircut One HundredLove Plus One
15KraftwerkThe Model/”Computer Love”
16Shakin’ StevensOh Julie
17Adam AntGoody Two Shoes
18Dionne WarwickHeartbreaker
19YazooOnly You
20YazooDon’t Go
21Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie CalvinWalking on Sunshine
22Fat Larry’s BandZoom
23Renée and RenatoSave Your Love
24PhDI Won’t Let You Down
25ImaginationJust an Illusion
26The Kids from “Fame”Starmaker
27ChicagoHard to Say I’m Sorry
28Steve Miller BandAbracadabra
29ABCThe Look of Love
30The J. Geils BandCenterfold
31MadnessHouse of Fun
32Bucks FizzThe Land of Make Believe
33Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkMaid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)
34Wham!Young Guns (Go for It)
35Chas & DaveAin’t No Pleasing You
36Duran DuranSave a Prayer
37Fun Boy Three with BananaramaT’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)
38NicoleA Little Peace
39Duran DuranHungry Like the Wolf
40Bucks FizzMy Camera Never Lies
41Hot ChocolateIt Started with a Kiss
42Tight FitFantasy Island
43Meat LoafDead Ringer for Love
44OdysseyInside Out
45Soft CellTorch
46England World Cup SquadThis Time (We’ll Get It Right)/”We’ll Fly the Flag”
47Soft CellSay Hello, Wave Goodbye
48CharleneI’ve Never Been to Me
49The Human LeagueMirror Man
50PigbagPapa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag
1983
1Culture ClubKarma Chameleon
2Billy JoelUptown Girl
3UB40Red Red Wine
4David BowieLet’s Dance
5Bonnie TylerTotal Eclipse of the Heart
6Spandau BalletTrue
7Men at WorkDown Under
8Michael JacksonBillie Jean
9The Flying PicketsOnly You
10Lionel RichieAll Night Long (All Night)
11EurythmicsSweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
12Phil CollinsYou Can’t Hurry Love
13KajagoogooToo Shy
14Paul YoungWherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)
15Paul YoungLove of the Common People
16The PoliceEvery Breath You Take
17Duran DuranIs There Something I Should Know?
18New OrderBlue Monday
19KC and the Sunshine BandGive It Up
20FreeezI.O.U.
21Rod StewartBaby Jane
22Paul McCartney and Michael JacksonSay Say Say
23Tracey UllmanThey Don’t Know
24Peabo Bryson and Roberta FlackTonight I Celebrate My Love
25F.R. DavidWords
26Wham!Bad Boys
27Irene CaraFlashdance… What a Feeling
28Howard JonesNew Song
29Mike OldfieldMoonlight Shadow
30SladeMy Oh My
31The Belle StarsSign of the Times
32Thompson TwinsHold Me Now
33New EditionCandy Girl
34Heaven 17Temptation
35Shakin’ StevensCry Just a Little Bit
36Culture ClubChurch of the Poison Mind
37Eddy GrantElectric Avenue
38GenesisMama
39Michael JacksonBeat It
40Malcolm McLarenDouble Dutch
41TotoAfrica
42Wham!Club Tropicana
43The Human League(Keep Feeling) Fascination
44Spandau BalletGold
45David BowieModern Love
46Tina TurnerLet’s Stay Together
47Paul YoungCome Back and Stay
48Culture ClubVictims
49Elton JohnI’m Still Standing
50The Rock Steady Crew(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
1984
1.Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas?
2.Stevie WonderI Just Called to Say I Love You
3.Frankie Goes to HollywoodRelax
4.Frankie Goes to HollywoodTwo Tribes
5.George MichaelCareless Whisper
6.Wham!Last Christmas/”Everything She Wants” (Remix)
7.Lionel RichieHello
8.Black LaceAgadoo
9.Ray Parker, Jr.Ghostbusters
10.Wham!Freedom
11.Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
11.Chaka KhanI Feel for You
13.Grandmaster Melle MelWhite Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
14.Paul McCartney and the Frog ChorusWe All Stand Together
15.Nena99 Red Balloons
16.Frankie Goes to HollywoodThe Power of Love
17.Duran DuranThe Reflex
18.MadonnaLike a Virgin
19.Phil CollinsAgainst All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
20.Tina TurnerWhat’s Love Got to Do with It
20.Jim DiamondI Should Have Known Better
22.Paul McCartneyNo More Lonely Nights
23.QueenI Want to Break Free
24.NeilHole in My Shoe
25.Cyndi LauperTime After Time
26.QueenRadio Ga Ga
27.Giorgio Moroder with Philip OakeyTogether in Electric Dreams
28.PrinceWhen Doves Cry
29.Thompson TwinsDoctor! Doctor!
30.Laura BraniganSelf Control
31.Culture ClubThe War Song
32.Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun
33.Duran DuranThe Wild Boys
34.Nik KershawI Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
34.Howard JonesLike to Get to Know You Well
34.Toy DollsNellie the Elephant
34.U2Pride (In the Name of Love)
38.The Pointer SistersAutomatic
39.Kool & the GangJoanna
40.Joe FaginThat’s Livin’ Alright
41.Nik KershawWouldn’t It Be Good
41.Break MachineStreet Dance
43.Bronski BeatSmalltown Boy
44.Matthew WilderBreak My Stride
45.Nik KershawThe Riddle
46.Miami Sound MachineDr. Beat
46.Deniece WilliamsLet’s Hear It for the Boy
48.LimahlThe NeverEnding Story
49.Billy OceanCaribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
50.Hazell DeanWhatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
1985
1Jennifer RushThe Power of Love
2Elaine Paige and Barbara DicksonI Know Him So Well
3MadonnaInto the Groove
4Paul Hardcastle19
5Sister SledgeFrankie
6David Bowie and Mick JaggerDancing in the Street
7Phyllis NelsonMove Closer
8Feargal SharkeyA Good Heart
9a-haTake on Me
10KingLove and Pride
11ForeignerI Want to Know What Love Is
12Philip Bailey and Phil CollinsEasy Lover
13Harold FaltermeyerAxel F
14Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas?
15UB40 and Chrissie HyndeI Got You Babe
16MadonnaCrazy for You
17Whitney HoustonSaving All My Love for You
18Ashford & SimpsonSolid
19Dead or AliveYou Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
20EurythmicsThere Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
21Wham!I’m Your Man
22Colonel AbramsTrapped
23Kool & the GangCherish
24Tears for FearsEverybody Wants to Rule the World
25Shakin’ StevensMerry Christmas Everyone
26The CrowdYou’ll Never Walk Alone
27Midge UreIf I Was
28Elton JohnNikita
29Bruce SpringsteenDancing in the Dark
30Prince1999/”Little Red Corvette”
31Bonnie TylerHolding Out for a Hero
32MarillionKayleigh
33Wham!Last Christmas/”Everything She Wants” (Remix)
34Duran DuranA View to a Kill
35USA for AfricaWe Are the World
36Red BoxLean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
37Stevie WonderPart-Time Lover
38Dire StraitsMoney for Nothing
39UB40Don’t Break My Heart
40Go WestWe Close Our Eyes
41The CommodoresNightshift
42Alison MoyetThat Ole Devil Called Love
43Tina TurnerWe Don’t Need Another Hero
44BaltimoraTarzan Boy
45Dee C. LeeSee the Day
46Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ DuffyKiss Me
47Bronski Beat and Marc AlmondI Feel Love (Medley)
48Frankie Goes to HollywoodWelcome to the Pleasuredome
49Billy OceanSuddenly
50Tears for FearsShout
1986
1The CommunardsDon’t Leave Me This Way
2Nick BerryEvery Loser Wins
3Boris GardinerI Want to Wake Up with You
4Cliff Richard & The Young OnesLiving Doll
5Diana RossChain Reaction
6Chris de BurghThe Lady in Red
7Billy OceanWhen the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
8MadonnaPapa Don’t Preach
9BerlinTake My Breath Away 
10SinittaSo Macho/”Cruising”
11MadonnaTrue Blue
12George MichaelA Different Corner
13FalcoRock Me Amadeus
14Jermaine StewartWe Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
15Doctor and the MedicsSpirit in the Sky
16EuropeThe Final Countdown
17Jackie WilsonReet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town)
18Five StarRain or Shine
19The HousemartinsCaravan of Love
20Spitting ImageThe Chicken Song
21a-haThe Sun Always Shines on T.V.
22Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonaldOn My Own
23The BanglesWalk Like an Egyptian
24Status QuoIn the Army Now
25Level 42Lessons in Love
26Peter CeteraGlory of Love
27Wham!The Edge of Heaven
28Peter GabrielSledgehammer
29Cliff Richard & Sarah BrightmanAll I Ask of You
30Samantha FoxTouch Me (I Want Your Body)
31Sam CookeWonderful World
32QueenA Kind of Magic
33Simply RedHolding Back the Years
34Kim WildeYou Keep Me Hangin’ On
35Sly FoxLet’s Go All the Way
36CameoWord Up!
37The BanglesManic Monday
38Nu ShoozI Can’t Wait
39Owen PaulMy Favourite Waste of Time
40Paul SimonYou Can Call Me Al
41Bon JoviLivin’ on a Prayer
42ErasureSometimes
43Mel & KimShowing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)
44Cutting Crew(I Just) Died in Your Arms
45The Real ThingYou to Me Are Everything (remix)
46The HousemartinsHappy Hour
47Su PollardStarting Together
48EurythmicsThorn in My Side
49Dire StraitsWalk of Life
50MadonnaBorderline
1987
1Rick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up
2StarshipNothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
3Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
4Bee GeesYou Win Again
5T’PauChina in Your Hand
6Mel and KimRespectable
7Ben E. KingStand by Me
8Pet Shop BoysIt’s a Sin
9The FirmStar Trekkin’
10M/A/R/R/SPump Up the Volume
11George Michael and Aretha FranklinI Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
12Bruce WillisUnder the Boardwalk
13Ferry AidLet It Be
14Pet Shop BoysAlways on My Mind
15George HarrisonGot My Mind Set on You
16Judy BoucherCan’t Be with You Tonight
17MadonnaLa Isla Bonita
18Los LobosLa Bamba
19Johnny LoganHold Me Now
20MadonnaWho’s That Girl
21Boy GeorgeEverything I Own
22Curiosity Killed the CatDown to Earth
23Percy SledgeWhen a Man Loves a Woman
24Atlantic StarrAlways
25Rick AstleyWhenever You Need Somebody
26Pepsi & ShirlieHeartache
27SinittaToy Boy
28Jackie WilsonI Get the Sweetest Feeling
29George MichaelFaith
30Michael Jackson featuring Siedah GarrettI Just Can’t Stop Loving You
31Mental As AnythingLive It Up
32BananaramaLove in the First Degree
33Jan HammerCrockett’s Theme
34HeartAlone
35The Fat Boys and The Beach BoysWipe Out
36SpagnaCall Me
37Janet JacksonLet’s Wait Awhile
38Steve ‘Silk’ HurleyJack Your Body
39Freddie MercuryThe Great Pretender
40Man 2 Man meets Man ParrishMale Stripper
41Club NouveauLean on Me
42Pet Shop Boys with Dusty SpringfieldWhat Have I Done to Deserve This?
43Alison MoyetIs This Love?
44Tom JonesA Boy from Nowhere
45U2With or Without You
46Terence Trent D’ArbyWishing Well
47T’PauHeart and Soul
48The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacCollFairytale of New York
49Abigail Mead and Nigel GouldingFull Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)
50Rick AstleyWhen I Fall in Love/”My Arms Keep Missing You”
1988
1Cliff RichardMistletoe and Wine
2Yazz and the Plastic PopulationThe Only Way Is Up
3Kylie MinogueI Should Be So Lucky
4Kylie Minogue & Jason DonovanEspecially for You
5TiffanyI Think We’re Alone Now
6Glenn MedeirosNothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You
7Phil CollinsA Groovy Kind of Love
8The HolliesHe Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
9Wet Wet WetWith a Little Help from My Friends
10Womack & WomackTeardrops
11Kylie MinogueThe Loco-Motion
12Robin BeckFirst Time
13Fairground AttractionPerfect
14Whitney HoustonOne Moment in Time
15Salt-n-PepaPush It
16Angry AndersonSuddenly
17Belinda CarlisleHeaven Is a Place on Earth
18EnyaOrinoco Flow
19S-ExpressTheme From S-Express
20Kylie MinogueJe Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
21Kylie MinogueGot to Be Certain
22Brother BeyondThe Harder I Try
23Taylor DayneTell It to My Heart
24ErasureCrackers International (EP)
25BrosI Owe You Nothing
26Pet Shop BoysHeart
27Billy OceanGet Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car
28AswadDon’t Turn Around
29Jason DonovanNothing Can Divide Us
30Bomb the BassBeat Dis
31BrosDrop the Boy
32Terence Trent D’ArbySign Your Name
33The Fat Boys & Chubby CheckerThe Twist (Yo Twist)
34BrosWhen Will I Be Famous?
35SabrinaBoys (Summertime Love)
36KrushHouse Arrest
37Kim WildeYou Came
38Bill WithersLovely Day (Sunshine Mix)
39B.V.S.M.P.I Need You
40Milli VanilliGirl You Know It’s True
41YazzStand Up for Your Love Rights
42BrosCat Among the Pigeons/Silent Night
43Bobby McFerrinDon’t Worry, Be Happy
44BreatheHands to Heaven
45U2Desire
46ErasureA Little Respect
47Inner CityBig Fun
48Climie FisherLove Changes (Everything) (remix)
49Rick AstleyTogether Forever
50Chris de BurghMissing You
1989
1Black BoxRide on Time
2Jive Bunny and the MastermixersSwing The Mood
3The BanglesEternal Flame
4Jason DonovanToo Many Broken Hearts
5Soul II Soul featuring Caron WheelerBack to Life (However Do You Want Me)
6Marc Almond featuring Gene PitneySomething’s Gotten Hold of My Heart
7Jive Bunny and the MastermixersThat’s What I Like
8TechnotronicPump Up the Jam
9Band Aid IIDo They Know It’s Christmas?
10Kylie MinogueHand on Your Heart
11MadonnaLike a Prayer
12Lisa StansfieldAll Around the World
13Sydney YoungbloodIf Only I Could
14Michael BallLove Changes Everything
15Milli VanilliGirl I’m Gonna Miss You
16SoniaYou’ll Never Stop Me Loving You
17New Kids on the BlockYou Got It (The Right Stuff)
18Mike + the MechanicsThe Living Years
19The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden and Stock, Aitken & WatermanFerry ‘Cross the Mersey
20Natalie ColeMiss You Like Crazy
21Kylie MinogueWouldn’t Change a Thing
22Donna SummerThis Time I Know It’s for Real
23Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron NevilleDon’t Know Much
24Jive Bunny and the MastermixersLet’s Party
25Rebel MC and Double TroubleStreet Tuff
26Simple MindsBelfast Child
27London BoysRequiem
28Lil LouisFrench Kiss
29Jason DonovanSealed with a Kiss
30Richard MarxRight Here Waiting
31Paula AbdulStraight Up
32Kylie Minogue and Jason DonovanEspecially for You
33Roy OrbisonYou Got It
34KaomaLambada
35BananaramaHelp!
36Sam BrownStop!
37Jason DonovanWhen You Come Back to Me
38Simply RedIf You Don’t Know Me by Now
39London BoysLondon Nights
40Alice CooperPoison
41Tina TurnerThe Best
42Holly JohnsonLove Train
43CherIf I Could Turn Back Time
44Michael JacksonLeave Me Alone
45Living in a BoxRoom in Your Heart
46Phil CollinsAnother Day in Paradise
47The Beautiful SouthSong for Whoever
48Soul II SoulGet a Life
49Transvision VampBaby I Don’t Care
50Belinda CarlisleLeave a Light On

 

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