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THE NUMBER ONE HIT SINGLES - EIGHTIES
Detailed on this page are all the number one hit singles that made the chart between January 1st, 1980 and December 31st, 1989, and are as listed by the official charts company.
1980
  • 19/01/1980   BRASS IN POCKET - The Pretenders
  • 02/02/1980   THE SPECIAL A.K.A. LIVE! (EP) - The Specials featuring Rico
  • 16/02/1980   COWARD OF THE COUNTY - Kenny Rogers
  • 01/03/1980   ATOMIC - Blondie
  • 15/03/1980   TOGETHER WE ARE BEAUTIFUL - Fern Kinney
  • 22/03/1980   GOING UNDERGROUND / DREAMS OF CHILDREN - The Jam
  • 12/04/1980   WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU - Detroit Spinners
  • 26/04/1980   CALL ME - Blondie
  • 03/05/1980   GENO - Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • 17/05/1980   WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR - Johnny Logan
  • 31/05/1980   THEME FROM M*A*S*H (SUICIDE IS PAINLESS) - The M*A*S*H
  • 21/06/1980   CRYING - Don McLean
  • 12/07/1980   XANADU - Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra
  • 26/07/1980   USE IT UP AND WEAR IT OUT - Odyssey
  • 09/08/1980   THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA
  • 23/08/1980   ASHES TO ASHES - David Bowie
  • 06/09/1980   START - The Jam
  • 13/09/1980   FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE - Kelly Marie
  • 27/09/1980   DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME - The Police
  • 25/10/1980   WOMAN IN LOVE - Barbra Streisand
  • 15/11/1980   THE TIDE IS HIGH - Blondie
  • 29/11/1980   SUPER TROUPER - ABBA
  • 20/12/1980   (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER - John Lennon
  • 27/12/1980   THERE'S NO ONE QUITE LIKE GRANDMA - St. Winifred's School Choir
1981
  • 10/01/1981   IMAGINE - John Lennon
  • 07/02/1981   WOMAN - John Lennon
  • 21/02/1981   SHADDUP YOU FACE - Joe Dolce Music Theatre
  • 14/03/1981   JEALOUS GUY - Roxy Music
  • 28/03/1981   THIS OLE HOUSE - Shakin' Stevens
  • 18/04/1981   MAKING YOUR MIND UP - Bucks Fizz
  • 09/05/1981   STAND AND DELIVER - Adam and the Ants
  • 13/06/1981   BEING WITH YOU - Smokey Robinson
  • 27/06/1981   ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE - Michael Jackson
  • 11/07/1981   GHOST TOWN - The Specials
  • 01/08/1981   GREEN DOOR - Shakin' Stevens
  • 29/08/1981   JAPANESE BOY - Aneka
  • 05/09/1981   TAINTED LOVE - Soft Cell
  • 19/09/1981   PRINCE CHARMING - Adam and the Ants
  • 17/10/1981   IT'S MY PARTY - Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin
  • 14/11/1981   EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC - The Police
  • 05/12/1981   BEGIN THE BEGUINE (VOLVER A EMPEZAR) - Julio Iglesias
  • 12/12/1981   DON'T YOU WANT ME - The Human League
1982
  • 16/01/1982   THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE - Bucks Fizz
  • 30/01/1982   OH JULIE - Shakin' Stevens
  • 06/02/1982   THE MODEL / COMPUTER LOVE - Kraftwerk
  • 13/02/1982   TOWN CALLED MALICE / PRECIOUS - The Jam
  • 06/03/1982   THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - Tight Fit
  • 27/03/1982   SEVEN TEARS - Goombay Dance Band
  • 17/04/1982   MY CAMERA NEVER LIES - Bucks Fizz
  • 24/04/1982   EBONY AND IVORY - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
  • 15/05/1982   A LITTLE PEACE - Nicole
  • 29/05/1982   HOUSE OF FUN - Madness
  • 12/06/1982   GOODY TWO SHOES - Adam Ant
  • 26/06/1982   I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME - Charlene
  • 03/07/1982   HAPPY TALK - Captain Sensible
  • 17/07/1982   FAME - Irene Cara
  • 07/08/1982   COME ON EILEEN - Dexy's Midnight Runners and the Emerald Express
  • 04/09/1982   EYE OF THE TIGER - Survivor
  • 02/10/1982   PASS THE DUTCHIE - Musical Youth
  • 23/10/1982   DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - Culture Club
  • 13/11/1982   I DON'T WANNA DANCE - Eddy Grant
  • 04/12/1982   BEAT SURRENDER - The Jam
  • 18/12/1982   SAVE YOUR LOVE - Renee and Renato
1983
  • 15/01/1983   YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE - Phil Collins
  • 29/01/1983   DOWN UNDER - Men at Work
  • 19/02/1983   TOO SHY - Kajagoogoo
  • 05/03/1983   BILLIE JEAN - Michael Jackson
  • 12/03/1983   TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART - Bonnie Tyler
  • 26/03/1983   IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW? - Duran Duran
  • 09/04/1983   LET'S DANCE - David Bowie
  • 30/04/1983   TRUE - Spandau Ballet
  • 28/05/1983   CANDY GIRL - New Edition
  • 04/06/1983   EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - The Police
  • 02/07/1983   BABY JANE - Rod Stewart
  • 23/07/1983   WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT'S MY HOME) - Paul Young
  • 13/08/1983   GIVE IT UP - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
  • 03/09/1983   RED, RED WINE - UB40
  • 24/09/1983   KARMA CHAMELEON - Cultrue Club
  • 05/11/1983   UPTOWN GIRL - Billy Joel
  • 10/12/1983   ONLY YOU - The Flying Pickets
1984
  • 14/01/1984   PIPES OF PEACE - Paul McCartney
  • 28/01/1984   RELAX - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • 03/03/1984   99 RED BALLOONS - Nena
  • 24/03/1984   HELLO - Lionel Richie
  • 05/05/1984   THE REFLEX - Duran Duran
  • 02/06/1984   WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO - Wham!
  • 16/06/1984   TWO TRIBES - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • 18/08/1984   CARELESS WHISPER - George Michael
  • 08/09/1984   I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU - Stevie Wonder
  • 20/10/1984   FREEDOM - Wham!
  • 10/11/1984   I FEEL FOR YOU - Chaka Khan
  • 01/12/1984   I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER - Jim Diamond
  • 08/12/1984   THE POWER OF LOVE - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • 15/12/1984   DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - Band Aid
1985
  • 19/01/1985   I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - Foreigner
  • 09/02/1985   I KNOW HIM SO WELL - Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson
  • 09/03/1985   YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) - Dead or Alive
  • 23/03/1985   EASY LOVER - Philip Bailey (Duet with Phil Collins)
  • 20/04/1985   WE ARE THE WORLD - U.S.A. for Africa
  • 04/05/1985   MOVE CLOSER - Phyllis Nelson
  • 11/05/1985   19 - Paul Hardcastle
  • 15/06/1985   YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - The Crowd
  • 29/06/1985   FRANKIE - Sister Sledge
  • 27/07/1985   THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL (PLAYING WITH MY HEART) - The Eurythmics
  • 03/08/1985   INTO THE GROOVE - Madonna
  • 31/08/1985   I GOT YOU BABE - UB40 and Chrissie Hynde
  • 07/09/1985   DANCING IN THE STREET - David Bowie and Mick jagger
  • 05/10/1985   IF I WAS - Midge Ure
  • 12/10/1985   THE POWER OF LOVE - Jennifer Rush
  • 16/11/1985   A GOOD HEART - Feargal Sharkey
  • 30/11/1985   I'M YOUR MAN - Wham!
  • 14/12/1985   SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU - Whitney Houston
  • 28/12/1985   MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE - Shakin Stevens
1986
  • 11/01/1986   WEST END GIRLS - Pet Shop Boys
  • 25/01/1986   THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. - A-Ha
  • 08/02/1986   WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING - Billy Ocean
  • 08/03/1986   CHAIN REACTON - Diana Ross
  • 29/03/1986   LIVING DOLL - Cliff Richard and the Young Ones
  • 19/04/1986   A DIFFERENT CORNER - George Michael
  • 10/05/1986   ROCK ME AMADEUS - Falco
  • 17/05/1986   THE CHICKEN SONG - Spitting Image
  • 07/06/1986   SPIRIT IN THE SKY - Doctor and the Medics
  • 28/06/1986   THE EDGE OF HEAVEN - Wham!
  • 12/07/1986   PAPA DON'T PREACH - Madonna
  • 02/08/1986   THE LADY IN RED - Chris De Burgh
  • 23/08/1986   I WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOU - Boris Gardiner
  • 13/09/1986   DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY - The Communards
  • 11/10/1986   TRUE BLUE - Madonna
  • 18/10/1986   EVERY LOSER WINS - Nick Berry
  • 08/11/1986   TAKE MY BREATH AWAY - Berlin
  • 06/12/1986   THE FINAL COUNTDOWN - Europe
  • 20/12/1986   CARAVAN OF LOVE - The Housemartins
  • 27/12/1986   REET PETITE - Jackie Wilson
1987
  • 24/01/1987   JACK YOUR BODY - Steve "Silk" Hurley
  • 07/02/1987   I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (FOR ME) - Aretha Franklin and George Michael
  • 21/02/1987   STAND BY ME - Ben E. King
  • 14/03/1987   EVERYTHING I OWN - Boy George
  • 28/03/1987   RESPECTABLE - Mel and Kim
  • 04/04/1987   LET IT BE - Ferry Aid
  • 25/04/1987   LA ISLA BONITA - Madonna
  • 09/05/1987   NOTHING'S GONNA STOP US NOW - Starship
  • 06/06/1987   I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) - Whitney Houston
  • 20/06/1987   STAR TREKKIN' - The Firm
  • 04/07/1987   IT'S A SIN - Pet Shop Boys
  • 25/07/1987   WHO'S THAT GIRL - Madonna
  • 01/08/1987   LA BAMBA - Los Lobos
  • 15/08/1987   I JUST CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU - Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
  • 29/08/1987   NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP - Rick Astley
  • 03/10/1987   PUMP UP THE VOLUME / ANITINIA - M/A/R/R/S
  • 17/10/1987   YOU WIN AGAIN - The Bee Gees
  • 14/11/1987   CHINA IN YOUR HAND - T'Pau
  • 19/12/1987   ALWAYS ON MY MIND - Pet Shop Boys
1988
  • 16/01/1988   HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - Belinda Carlisle
  • 30/01/1988   I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - Tiffany
  • 20/02/1988   I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - Kylie Minogue
  • 26/03/1988   DON'T TURN AROUND - Aswad
  • 09/04/1988   HEART - Pet Shop Boys
  • 30/04/1988   THEME FROM S-EXPRESS - S-Express
  • 14/05/1988   PERFECT - Fairground Attraction
  • 21/05/1988   WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS / SHE'S LEAVING HOME - Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg
  • 18/06/1988   DOCTORIN' THE TARDIS - The Timelords
  • 25/06/1988   I OWE YOU NOTHING - Bros
  • 09/07/1988   NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - Glenn Medeiros
  • 06/08/1988   THE ONLY WAY IS UP - Yazz and the Plastic Population
  • 10/09/1988   A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - Phil Collins
  • 24/09/1988   HE AIN'T HEAVY... HE'S MY BROTHER - The Hollies
  • 08/10/1988   DESIRE - U2
  • 15/10/1988   ONE MOMENT IN TIME - Whitney Houston
  • 29/10/1988   ORINOCO FLOW - Enya
  • 19/11/1988   THE FIRST TIME - Robin Beck
  • 10/12/1988   MISTLETOE AND WINE - Cliff Richard
1989
  • 07/01/1989   ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan
  • 28/01/1989   SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART - Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney
  • 25/02/1989   BELFAST CHILD - Simple Minds
  • 11/03/1989   TOO MANY BROKEN HEARTS - Jason Donovan
  • 25/03/1989   LIKE A PRAYER - Madonna
  • 15/04/1989   ETERNAL FLAME - The Bangles
  • 13/05/1989   HAND ON YOUR HEART - Kylie Minogue
  • 20/05/1989   FERRY 'CROSS THE MERSEY - Gerry Marsden and Friends
  • 10/06/1989   SEALED WITH A KISS - Jason Donovan
  • 24/06/1989   BACK TO LIFE (HOWEVER DO YOU WANT ME) - Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
  • 22/07/1989   YOU'LL NEVER STOP ME LOVING YOU - Sonia
  • 05/08/1989   SWING THE MOOD - Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
  • 09/09/1989   RIDE ON TIME - Black Box
  • 21/10/1989   THAT'S WHAT I LIKE - Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
  • 11/11/1989   ALL AROUND THE WORLD - Lisa Stansfield
  • 25/11/1989   YOU GOT IT (THE RIGHT STUFF) - New Kids on the Block
  • 16/12/1989   LET'S PARTY - Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
  • 23/12/1989   DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - Band Aid II