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CHARTS 1980 - 1984 The First 5 Years


All The #1 Singles From The Following Years


1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984





Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
19th January Pretenders Brass In Pocket Mercury 3
2nd February Specials The Special AKA Live 2 Tone 2
16th February Kenny Rogers Coward Of The County United Artists 2
1st March Blondie Atomic Chrysalis 2
15th March Fern Kinney Together We Are Beautiful WEA 1
22nd March Jam Going Underground Polydor 3
12th April Detroit Spinners Working My Way Back To You Atlantic 2
26th April Blondie Call Me Chrysalis 1
3rd May Dexy's Midnight Runners Geno Parlophone 2
17th May Johnny Logan What's Another Year Epic 2
31st May MASH Theme From CBS 3
21st June Don McLean Crying EMI 3
12th July Olivia Newton John Xanadu Jet 2
26th July Odyssey Use It Up And Wear It Out RCA 2
9th August ABBA The Winner Takes It All Epic 2
23rd August David Bowie Ashes To Ashes RCA 2
6th September Jam Start Polydor 1
13th September Kelly Marie Feel's Like I'm In Love Calibre 2
27th September Police Don't Stand So Close To Me A&M 4
25th October Barbra Streisand Woman In Love CBS 3
15th November Blondie The Tide Is High Chrysalis 2
29th November ABBA Super Trouper Epic 3
20th December John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over Geffen 1
27th December St Winifrid's School Choir There's No One Quite Like Grandma MFP 2





Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
10th January John Lennon Imagine Parlophone 4
7th February John Lennon Woman Geffen 2
21st February Joe Dolce Shaddup You Face Epic 3
14th March Roxy Music Jealous Guy Polydor/ EG 2
28th March Shakin' Stevens This Ole House Epic 3
18th April Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up RCA 3
9th May Adam And The Ants Stand And Deliver CBS 5
13th June Smokey Robinson Being With You Motown 2
27th June Michael Jackson One day In Your Life Motown 2
11th July Specials Ghost Town 2 Tone 3
1st August Shakin' Stevens Green Door Epic 4
29th August Aneka Japanese Boy Hansa/ Ariola 1
5th September Soft Cell Tainted Love Some Bizzare 2
19th September Adam And The Ants Prince Charming CBS 4
17th October Dave Stewrt & Barbara Gaskin It's My Party Stiff/ Broken 4
14th November Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic A&M 1
21st November Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure EMI 2
5th December Julio Iglesias Begine The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) CBS 1
12th December Human League Don't You Want Me Virgin 5





Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
16th January Bucks Fizz The Land Of Make Believe RCA 2
30th January Shakin' Stevens Oh Julie Epic 1
6th February Kraftwerk The Model EMI 1
13th February Jam A Town Called Malice Polydor 3
6th March Tight Fit The Lion Sleeps Tonight Jive 3
27th March Goombay Dance Band Seven Tears Epic 3
17th April Bucks Fizz My Camera Never Lies RCA 1
24th April Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder Ebony And Ivory Parlophone 3
15th May Nicole A Little Peace CBS 2
29th May Madness House Of Fun Stiff 2
12th June Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes CBS 2
26th June Charlene I've Never Been To Me Motown 1
3rd July Captain Sensible Happy Talk A&M 2
17th July Irene Cara Fame RSO 3
7th August Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen Mercury/ Phonogram 4
4th September Survivor Eye Of The Tiger Scotti Bros 4
2nd October Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie MCA 3
23rd October Culture Club Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Virgin 3
13th November Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance Ice 3
4th December Jam Beat Surrender Polydor 2
18th December


Renee And Ronato Save Your Love Hollywood 4





Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
15th January Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love Virgin 2
29th January Men At Work Down Under Epic 3
19th February Kajagoogoo Too Shy EMI 2
5th March Michael Jackson Billie Jean Epic 1
12th March Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart CBS 2
26th March Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know? EMI 2
9th April David bowie Let's Dance EMI America 3
30th April Spandau Ballet True Chrysalis 4
28th May New Edition Candy Girl London 1
4th June Police Every Breath You Take A&M 4
2nd July Rod Stewart Baby Jane Warner Bros 3
23rd July Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) CBS 3
13th August KC And The Sunshine Band Give It Up Epic 3
3rd September UB40 Red Red Wine Dep Int'l 3
24th September Culture Club Karma Chameleon Virgin 6
5th November Billy Joel Uptown Girl CBS 5
10th December Flying Pickets Only You 10 Records/ Virgin 5





Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
14th January Paul McCartney Pipes Of Peace Parlophone 2
28th January Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax ZTT/ Island 5
3rd March Nena 99 Red Balloons Epic 3
24th March Lionel Richie Hello Motown 6
5th May Duran Duran The Reflex EMI 4
2nd June Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Epic 2
16th June Frankie Goes To Hollywood Two Tribes ZTT/ Island 9
18th August George Michael Careless Whisper Epic 3
8th September Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You Motown 6
20th October Wham! Freedom Epic 3
10th November Chaka Khan I Feel For You Warner Bros 3
1st December Jim Diamond I Should Have Known Better A&M 1
8th December Frankie Goes To Hollywood The Power Of Love ZTT/ Island 1
15th December Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas? Mercury/ Phonogram 5





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