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’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 11, 1983 (4/11/14)

April 15, 2014

1983: the year of Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Ronald Reagan, and Michael Jackson! In April 1983, Jackson’s Billie Jean ruled the charts, while The Culture Club’s Do You Really Want To Hurt Me followed not far behind. Meanwhile, Duran Duran was at number three with Hungry Like The Wolf, Dexy’s Midnight Runners came in at number four with Come On Eileen, and Styx was at number five with Mr. Roboto.

Check out who else made the Top 40 countdown in April 1983 below!

#40-DURAN DURAN-RIO

#39-PHIL COLLINS-I DON’T CARE ANYMORE

#38-BARRY MANILOW-SOME KIND OF FRIEND

#37 STRAY CATS- STRAY CAT STRUT

#36 DAN FOGELBERG- MAKE LOVE STAY

#35 JOE JACKSON- BREAKING US IN TWO

#34 OXO- WHIRLY GIRL

#33 KENNY LOGGINS- WELCOME TO HEARTLIGHT

#32 STEPHEN BISHOP- IT MIGHT BE YOU

#31 DEBARGE- I LIKE IT

#30 THOMPSON TWINS- LIES

#29 DAVID BOWIE- LET’S DANCE

#28 MEN AT WORK- OVERKILL

#27 CHRISTOPHER CROSS-ALL RIGHT

#26 LAURA BRANIGAN- SOLITAIRE

#25 ABC- POISON ARROW

#24 EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE- FALL IN LOVE WITH ME

#23 TOTO-I WON’T HOLD YOU BACK

#22 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND- EVEN NOW

#21 TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS- CHANGE OF HEART

#20 PAT BENATAR- LITTLE TO LATE

#19 PRINCE- LITTLE RED CORVETTE

#18 ERIC CLAPTON- I’VE GOT A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HEART

#17 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND- SHAME ON THE MOON

#16 THOMAS DOLBY- SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE

#15 GOLDEN EARRING- TWILIGHT ZONE

#14 THE PRETENDERS- BACK ON THE CHAN GANG

#13 FRIDA- I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON

#12 AFTER THE FIRE DER KOMMISSAR

#11 LIONEL RICHIE- YOU ARE

#10 MICHAEL JACKSON-BEAT IT

#9 GREG KIHN BAND-JEOPARDY

#8 JOURNEY-SEPARATE WAYS

#7 DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES- ONE ON ONE

#6 KENNY ROGERS AND SHEENA EASTON-WE’VE GOT TONIGHT

#5 STYX-MR. ROBOTO

#4 DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS-COME ON EILEEN

#3 DURAN DURAN-HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF

#2 CULTURE CLUB-DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME

#1 MICHAEL JACKSON-BILLIE JEAN