This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to November 29, 1983.

Martin Luther King Jr. day is recognized as a federal holiday, the Reverend Jesse Jackson announces his candidacy for presidency with the Democratic party and the first US cruise missiles arrive at an airbase in England. What was on the air? Lionel Richie is in the lead crooning All Night Long, the legendary duo Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson take the number two spot with Say Say Say while Billy Joel is singing all about an Uptown Girl.

40.  Kim Carnes – “Invisible Hands”
39.  DeBarge – “Time Will Reveal”
38.  Barry Manilow – “Read ‘Em And Weep”
37. Matthew Wilder – “Break My Stride”
36. JoBoxers – “Just Got Lucky”
35. Elton John – “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”
34.  Asia – “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”
33. The Rolling Stones – “Undercover Of The Night”
32. The Human League – “Mirror Man”
31.  Dionne Warwick and Luther Vandross – “How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye”
30.  David Bowie – “Modern Love”
29.  Rock Springfield – “Souls”
28.  Jackson Browne – “Tender Is The Night”
27.  Yes – “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”
26.  Rufus with Chaka Khan – “Ain’t Nobody”
25. Peter Schilling – “Major Tom (Coming Home)”
24. Big Country – “In A Big Country”
23. Journey – “Send Her My Love”
22. The Police – “Synchronicity II”
21. Olivia Newton-John – “Twist Of Fate”
20. Air Supply – “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All”
19.  Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack – “Tonight I Celebrate My Love”
18. Prince – “Delirious”
17. Sheena Eason – “Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair”
16. Irene Cara – “Why Me?”
15.  The Fixx – “One Things Leads To Another”
14. Duran Duran – “Union Of The Snake”
13.  The Motels – “Suddenly Last Summer”
12.  Bonnie Tyler – “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”
11.  Culture Club – “Church Of The Poison Mind”
10.  Michael Jackson – “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”
9.  John Cougar Mellancamp – “Crumblin’ Down”
8.  Huey Lewis And The News – “Heart And Soul”
7.  Daryl Hall & John Oats – “Say It Isn’t So”
6.  Pat Benatar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
5.  Quiet Riot – “Cum On Feel The Noize “
4.  Kenny Rogers Duet with Dolly Parton – “Islands In The Stream”
3.  Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl”
2.  Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson – “Say Say Say”
1.  Lionel Richie – “All Night Long (All Night)”

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