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Music Charts UK - 50 best selling single

UK Music Charts – Best Selling Singles 1980 – 1989

1 The Police Don’t Stand So Close to Me
2 Barbra Streisand Woman in Love
3 Kelly Marie Feels Like I’m in Love
4 ABBA Super Trouper
5 Ottawan D.I.S.C.O.
6 Blondie The Tide Is High
7 Dexys Midnight Runners Geno
8 Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful
9 Kenny Rogers Coward of the County
10 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
11 The Detroit Spinners Working My Way Back to You
12 Sheena Easton 9 to 5
13 Madness Baggy Trousers
14 David Bowie Ashes to Ashes
15 MASH Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)
16 The Jam Going Underground/Dreams of Children
17 Don McLean Crying
18 ABBA The Winner Takes It All
19 Liquid Gold Dance Yourself Dizzy
20 St Winifred’s School Choir There’s No One Quite Like Grandma
21 Blondie Atomic
22 Diana Ross Upside Down
23 Odyssey Use It Up and Wear It Out
24 The Jam Start!
25 Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin’)
26 Lipps Inc. Funkytown
27 The Nolans I’m in the Mood for Dancing
28 Odyssey If You’re Lookin’ for a Way Out
29 Randy Crawford One Day I’ll Fly Away
30 The Specials The Special AKA Live! EP
31 Status Quo What You’re Proposing
32 Marti Webb Take That Look Off Your Face
33 Hot Chocolate No Doubt About It
34 Jona Lewie Stop the Cavalry
35 Pretenders Brass in Pocket
36 The Gap Band Oops Up Side Your Head
37 Johnny Logan What’s Another Year
38 Olivia Newton-John and ELO Xanadu
39 Bad Manners Special Brew
40 UB40 King/”Food for Thought”
41 The Whispers And the Beat Goes On
42 The Vapors Turning Japanese
43 Matchbox When You Ask About Love
44 Dennis Waterman with the D. Waterman Band I Could Be So Good for You
45 Madness My Girl
46 Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before
47 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay
48 Blondie Call Me
49 Leo Sayer More Than I Can Say
50 Madness Embarrassment
1 Soft Cell Tainted Love
2 Adam and the Ants Stand and Deliver
3 Adam and the Ants Prince Charming
4 Shakin’ Stevens This Ole House
5 Ultravox Vienna
6 Michael Jackson One Day in Your Life
7 Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up
8 Joe Dolce Music Theatre Shaddup You Face
9 The Tweets The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)
10 Shakin’ Stevens You Drive Me Crazy
11 The Specials Ghost Town
12 Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin It’s My Party
13 Smokey Robinson Being with You
14 Altered Images Happy Birthday
15 Ottawan Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)
16 John Lennon Woman
17 Starsound Stars on 45
18 Shakin’ Stevens Green Door
19 John Lennon Imagine
20 Julio Iglesias Begin the Beguine (Volver a Empezar)
21 The Human League Don’t You Want Me
22 Roxy Music Jealous Guy
23 Kim Wilde Kids in America
24 Aneka Japanese Boy
25 Ennio Morricone Chi Mai
26 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Hooked on Classics
27 Cliff Richard Daddy’s Home
28 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Souvenir
29 Bad Manners Can Can
30 Adam and the Ants Antmusic
31 Coast to Coast (Do) The Hucklebuck
32 ELO Hold on Tight
33 Kate Robbins and Beyond More Than in Love
34 The Human League Love Action (I Believe in Love)
35 Imagination Body Talk
36 Starsound Stars On 45 (Volume 2)
37 Stevie Wonder Lately
38 Phil Collins In the Air Tonight
39 Odyssey Going Back to My Roots
40 Queen and David Bowie Under Pressure
41 Godley and Creme Under Your Thumb
42 The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
43 Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday
44 Adam and the Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier
45 Rainbow I Surrender
46 Alvin Stardust Pretend
47 Champaign How ‘Bout Us
48 Diana Ross and Lionel Richie Endless Love
49 Toyah Four from Toyah (EP)
50 Earth, Wind & Fire Let’s Groove
1 Dexys Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
2 Irene Cara Fame
3 Survivor Eye of the Tiger
4 Tight Fit The Lion Sleeps Tonight
5 Culture Club Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
6 Musical Youth Pass the Dutchie
7 Eddy Grant I Don’t Wanna Dance
8 Goombay Dance Band Seven Tears
9 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Ebony and Ivory
10 The Jam Town Called Malice/Precious
11 The Stranglers Golden Brown
12 Tears for Fears Mad World
13 Toni Basil Mickey
14 Haircut One Hundred Love Plus One
15 Kraftwerk The Model/”Computer Love”
16 Shakin’ Stevens Oh Julie
17 Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes
18 Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker
19 Yazoo Only You
20 Yazoo Don’t Go
21 Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin Walking on Sunshine
22 Fat Larry’s Band Zoom
23 Renée and Renato Save Your Love
24 PhD I Won’t Let You Down
25 Imagination Just an Illusion
26 The Kids from “Fame” Starmaker
27 Chicago Hard to Say I’m Sorry
28 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
29 ABC The Look of Love
30 The J. Geils Band Centerfold
31 Madness House of Fun
32 Bucks Fizz The Land of Make Believe
33 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)
34 Wham! Young Guns (Go for It)
35 Chas & Dave Ain’t No Pleasing You
36 Duran Duran Save a Prayer
37 Fun Boy Three with Bananarama T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)
38 Nicole A Little Peace
39 Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf
40 Bucks Fizz My Camera Never Lies
41 Hot Chocolate It Started with a Kiss
42 Tight Fit Fantasy Island
43 Meat Loaf Dead Ringer for Love
44 Odyssey Inside Out
45 Soft Cell Torch
46 England World Cup Squad This Time (We’ll Get It Right)/”We’ll Fly the Flag”
47 Soft Cell Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
48 Charlene I’ve Never Been to Me
49 The Human League Mirror Man
50 Pigbag Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag
1 Culture Club Karma Chameleon
2 Billy Joel Uptown Girl
3 UB40 Red Red Wine
4 David Bowie Let’s Dance
5 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart
6 Spandau Ballet True
7 Men at Work Down Under
8 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
9 The Flying Pickets Only You
10 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night)
11 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
12 Phil Collins You Can’t Hurry Love
13 Kajagoogoo Too Shy
14 Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)
15 Paul Young Love of the Common People
16 The Police Every Breath You Take
17 Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know?
18 New Order Blue Monday
19 KC and the Sunshine Band Give It Up
20 Freeez I.O.U.
21 Rod Stewart Baby Jane
22 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson Say Say Say
23 Tracey Ullman They Don’t Know
24 Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack Tonight I Celebrate My Love
25 F.R. David Words
26 Wham! Bad Boys
27 Irene Cara Flashdance… What a Feeling
28 Howard Jones New Song
29 Mike Oldfield Moonlight Shadow
30 Slade My Oh My
31 The Belle Stars Sign of the Times
32 Thompson Twins Hold Me Now
33 New Edition Candy Girl
34 Heaven 17 Temptation
35 Shakin’ Stevens Cry Just a Little Bit
36 Culture Club Church of the Poison Mind
37 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue
38 Genesis Mama
39 Michael Jackson Beat It
40 Malcolm McLaren Double Dutch
41 Toto Africa
42 Wham! Club Tropicana
43 The Human League (Keep Feeling) Fascination
44 Spandau Ballet Gold
45 David Bowie Modern Love
46 Tina Turner Let’s Stay Together
47 Paul Young Come Back and Stay
48 Culture Club Victims
49 Elton John I’m Still Standing
50 The Rock Steady Crew (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
1. Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas?
2. Stevie Wonder I Just Called to Say I Love You
3. Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax
4. Frankie Goes to Hollywood Two Tribes
5. George Michael Careless Whisper
6. Wham! Last Christmas/”Everything She Wants” (Remix)
7. Lionel Richie Hello
8. Black Lace Agadoo
9. Ray Parker, Jr. Ghostbusters
10. Wham! Freedom
11. Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
11. Chaka Khan I Feel for You
13. Grandmaster Melle Mel White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
14. Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus We All Stand Together
15. Nena 99 Red Balloons
16. Frankie Goes to Hollywood The Power of Love
17. Duran Duran The Reflex
18. Madonna Like a Virgin
19. Phil Collins Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
20. Tina Turner What’s Love Got to Do with It
20. Jim Diamond I Should Have Known Better
22. Paul McCartney No More Lonely Nights
23. Queen I Want to Break Free
24. Neil Hole in My Shoe
25. Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
26. Queen Radio Ga Ga
27. Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey Together in Electric Dreams
28. Prince When Doves Cry
29. Thompson Twins Doctor! Doctor!
30. Laura Branigan Self Control
31. Culture Club The War Song
32. Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun
33. Duran Duran The Wild Boys
34. Nik Kershaw I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
34. Howard Jones Like to Get to Know You Well
34. Toy Dolls Nellie the Elephant
34. U2 Pride (In the Name of Love)
38. The Pointer Sisters Automatic
39. Kool & the Gang Joanna
40. Joe Fagin That’s Livin’ Alright
41. Nik Kershaw Wouldn’t It Be Good
41. Break Machine Street Dance
43. Bronski Beat Smalltown Boy
44. Matthew Wilder Break My Stride
45. Nik Kershaw The Riddle
46. Miami Sound Machine Dr. Beat
46. Deniece Williams Let’s Hear It for the Boy
48. Limahl The NeverEnding Story
49. Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
50. Hazell Dean Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
1 Jennifer Rush The Power of Love
2 Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson I Know Him So Well
3 Madonna Into the Groove
4 Paul Hardcastle 19
5 Sister Sledge Frankie
6 David Bowie and Mick Jagger Dancing in the Street
7 Phyllis Nelson Move Closer
8 Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart
9 a-ha Take on Me
10 King Love and Pride
11 Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is
12 Philip Bailey and Phil Collins Easy Lover
13 Harold Faltermeyer Axel F
14 Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas?
15 UB40 and Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe
16 Madonna Crazy for You
17 Whitney Houston Saving All My Love for You
18 Ashford & Simpson Solid
19 Dead or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
20 Eurythmics There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
21 Wham! I’m Your Man
22 Colonel Abrams Trapped
23 Kool & the Gang Cherish
24 Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World
25 Shakin’ Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone
26 The Crowd You’ll Never Walk Alone
27 Midge Ure If I Was
28 Elton John Nikita
29 Bruce Springsteen Dancing in the Dark
30 Prince 1999/”Little Red Corvette”
31 Bonnie Tyler Holding Out for a Hero
32 Marillion Kayleigh
33 Wham! Last Christmas/”Everything She Wants” (Remix)
34 Duran Duran A View to a Kill
35 USA for Africa We Are the World
36 Red Box Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
37 Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover
38 Dire Straits Money for Nothing
39 UB40 Don’t Break My Heart
40 Go West We Close Our Eyes
41 The Commodores Nightshift
42 Alison Moyet That Ole Devil Called Love
43 Tina Turner We Don’t Need Another Hero
44 Baltimora Tarzan Boy
45 Dee C. Lee See the Day
46 Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy Kiss Me
47 Bronski Beat and Marc Almond I Feel Love (Medley)
48 Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome
49 Billy Ocean Suddenly
50 Tears for Fears Shout
1 The Communards Don’t Leave Me This Way
2 Nick Berry Every Loser Wins
3 Boris Gardiner I Want to Wake Up with You
4 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones Living Doll
5 Diana Ross Chain Reaction
6 Chris de Burgh The Lady in Red
7 Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
8 Madonna Papa Don’t Preach
9 Berlin Take My Breath Away 
10 Sinitta So Macho/”Cruising”
11 Madonna True Blue
12 George Michael A Different Corner
13 Falco Rock Me Amadeus
14 Jermaine Stewart We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
15 Doctor and the Medics Spirit in the Sky
16 Europe The Final Countdown
17 Jackie Wilson Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town)
18 Five Star Rain or Shine
19 The Housemartins Caravan of Love
20 Spitting Image The Chicken Song
21 a-ha The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
22 Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald On My Own
23 The Bangles Walk Like an Egyptian
24 Status Quo In the Army Now
25 Level 42 Lessons in Love
26 Peter Cetera Glory of Love
27 Wham! The Edge of Heaven
28 Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer
29 Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman All I Ask of You
30 Samantha Fox Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
31 Sam Cooke Wonderful World
32 Queen A Kind of Magic
33 Simply Red Holding Back the Years
34 Kim Wilde You Keep Me Hangin’ On
35 Sly Fox Let’s Go All the Way
36 Cameo Word Up!
37 The Bangles Manic Monday
38 Nu Shooz I Can’t Wait
39 Owen Paul My Favourite Waste of Time
40 Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
41 Bon Jovi Livin’ on a Prayer
42 Erasure Sometimes
43 Mel & Kim Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)
44 Cutting Crew (I Just) Died in Your Arms
45 The Real Thing You to Me Are Everything (remix)
46 The Housemartins Happy Hour
47 Su Pollard Starting Together
48 Eurythmics Thorn in My Side
49 Dire Straits Walk of Life
50 Madonna Borderline
1 Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up
2 Starship Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
3 Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
4 Bee Gees You Win Again
5 T’Pau China in Your Hand
6 Mel and Kim Respectable
7 Ben E. King Stand by Me
8 Pet Shop Boys It’s a Sin
9 The Firm Star Trekkin’
10 M/A/R/R/S Pump Up the Volume
11 George Michael and Aretha Franklin I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
12 Bruce Willis Under the Boardwalk
13 Ferry Aid Let It Be
14 Pet Shop Boys Always on My Mind
15 George Harrison Got My Mind Set on You
16 Judy Boucher Can’t Be with You Tonight
17 Madonna La Isla Bonita
18 Los Lobos La Bamba
19 Johnny Logan Hold Me Now
20 Madonna Who’s That Girl
21 Boy George Everything I Own
22 Curiosity Killed the Cat Down to Earth
23 Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman
24 Atlantic Starr Always
25 Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody
26 Pepsi & Shirlie Heartache
27 Sinitta Toy Boy
28 Jackie Wilson I Get the Sweetest Feeling
29 George Michael Faith
30 Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
31 Mental As Anything Live It Up
32 Bananarama Love in the First Degree
33 Jan Hammer Crockett’s Theme
34 Heart Alone
35 The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys Wipe Out
36 Spagna Call Me
37 Janet Jackson Let’s Wait Awhile
38 Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley Jack Your Body
39 Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender
40 Man 2 Man meets Man Parrish Male Stripper
41 Club Nouveau Lean on Me
42 Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield What Have I Done to Deserve This?
43 Alison Moyet Is This Love?
44 Tom Jones A Boy from Nowhere
45 U2 With or Without You
46 Terence Trent D’Arby Wishing Well
47 T’Pau Heart and Soul
48 The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl Fairytale of New York
49 Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)
50 Rick Astley When I Fall in Love/”My Arms Keep Missing You”
1 Cliff Richard Mistletoe and Wine
2 Yazz and the Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up
3 Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky
4 Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan Especially for You
5 Tiffany I Think We’re Alone Now
6 Glenn Medeiros Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You
7 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love
8 The Hollies He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
9 Wet Wet Wet With a Little Help from My Friends
10 Womack & Womack Teardrops
11 Kylie Minogue The Loco-Motion
12 Robin Beck First Time
13 Fairground Attraction Perfect
14 Whitney Houston One Moment in Time
15 Salt-n-Pepa Push It
16 Angry Anderson Suddenly
17 Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is a Place on Earth
18 Enya Orinoco Flow
19 S-Express Theme From S-Express
20 Kylie Minogue Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
21 Kylie Minogue Got to Be Certain
22 Brother Beyond The Harder I Try
23 Taylor Dayne Tell It to My Heart
24 Erasure Crackers International (EP)
25 Bros I Owe You Nothing
26 Pet Shop Boys Heart
27 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car
28 Aswad Don’t Turn Around
29 Jason Donovan Nothing Can Divide Us
30 Bomb the Bass Beat Dis
31 Bros Drop the Boy
32 Terence Trent D’Arby Sign Your Name
33 The Fat Boys & Chubby Checker The Twist (Yo Twist)
34 Bros When Will I Be Famous?
35 Sabrina Boys (Summertime Love)
36 Krush House Arrest
37 Kim Wilde You Came
38 Bill Withers Lovely Day (Sunshine Mix)
39 B.V.S.M.P. I Need You
40 Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It’s True
41 Yazz Stand Up for Your Love Rights
42 Bros Cat Among the Pigeons/Silent Night
43 Bobby McFerrin Don’t Worry, Be Happy
44 Breathe Hands to Heaven
45 U2 Desire
46 Erasure A Little Respect
47 Inner City Big Fun
48 Climie Fisher Love Changes (Everything) (remix)
49 Rick Astley Together Forever
50 Chris de Burgh Missing You
1 Black Box Ride on Time
2 Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers Swing The Mood
3 The Bangles Eternal Flame
4 Jason Donovan Too Many Broken Hearts
5 Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)
6 Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart
7 Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers That’s What I Like
8 Technotronic Pump Up the Jam
9 Band Aid II Do They Know It’s Christmas?
10 Kylie Minogue Hand on Your Heart
11 Madonna Like a Prayer
12 Lisa Stansfield All Around the World
13 Sydney Youngblood If Only I Could
14 Michael Ball Love Changes Everything
15 Milli Vanilli Girl I’m Gonna Miss You
16 Sonia You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You
17 New Kids on the Block You Got It (The Right Stuff)
18 Mike + the Mechanics The Living Years
19 The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden and Stock, Aitken & Waterman Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey
20 Natalie Cole Miss You Like Crazy
21 Kylie Minogue Wouldn’t Change a Thing
22 Donna Summer This Time I Know It’s for Real
23 Linda Ronstadt featuring Aaron Neville Don’t Know Much
24 Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers Let’s Party
25 Rebel MC and Double Trouble Street Tuff
26 Simple Minds Belfast Child
27 London Boys Requiem
28 Lil Louis French Kiss
29 Jason Donovan Sealed with a Kiss
30 Richard Marx Right Here Waiting
31 Paula Abdul Straight Up
32 Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan Especially for You
33 Roy Orbison You Got It
34 Kaoma Lambada
35 Bananarama Help!
36 Sam Brown Stop!
37 Jason Donovan When You Come Back to Me
38 Simply Red If You Don’t Know Me by Now
39 London Boys London Nights
40 Alice Cooper Poison
41 Tina Turner The Best
42 Holly Johnson Love Train
43 Cher If I Could Turn Back Time
44 Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone
45 Living in a Box Room in Your Heart
46 Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise
47 The Beautiful South Song for Whoever
48 Soul II Soul Get a Life
49 Transvision Vamp Baby I Don’t Care
50 Belinda Carlisle Leave a Light On