Number One Songs of the 1980s

 
 

1980s Number Ones

 What was No.1 on that Special Date? 

Number 1's of the 1980's
Date Reached Number. 1 Artist Song Title Wks
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No.1
1980
13th JanuaryThe PretendersBrass In Pocket2
27th JanuaryThe SpecialsToo Much Too Young2
10th FebruaryKenny RogersCoward Of The County2
24th FebruaruBlondieAtomic2
9th MarchFern KinneyTogether We Are Beautiful1
16th MarchThe JamGoing Underground3
6th AprilThe Detroit SpinnersWorking My Way Back To You2
20th AprilBlondieCall Me1
27th AprilDexy's Midnight RunnersGeno2
11th mayJohnny LoganWhat's Another Year2
25th MayM*A*S*HTheme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)3
15th JuneDon McLeanCrying3
6th JulyOlivia Newton John & ELOXanadu2
20th JulyOdysseyUse It Up And Wear It Out2
3rd AugustAbbaThe Winner Takes It All2
17th AugustDavid BowieAshes To Ashes2
30th AugustThe JamStart1
7th SeptemberKelly MarieFeels Like I'm In Love2
21st SeptemberThe PoliceDon't Stand So Close To Me4
19th OctoberBarbra StreisandWoman In Love3
9th NovemberBlondieThe Tide Is High2
23rd NovemberAbbaSuper Trouper 3
14th DecemberJohn Lennon(Just Like) Starting Over1
21st DecemberSt. Winifred's School ChoirThere's No One Quite Like Grandma2
1981
4th JanuaryJohn LennonImagine4
1st FebruaryJohn LennonWoman 2
15th FebruaryJoe DolceShaddup Your Face3
8th MarchRoxy MusicJealous Guy2
22nd MarchShakin' StevensThis Ole House3
12th AprilBucks FizzMaking Your Mind Up3
3rd MayAdam & The AntsStand and Deliver 5
7th JuneSmokey RobinsonBeing With You2
21st JuneMichael JacksonOne Day In Your Life2
5th JulyThe SpecialsGhost Town3
26th JulyShakin' StevensGreen Door4
23rd AugustAnekaJapanese Boy1
30th AugustSoft CellTainted Love2
13th SeptemberAdam & The AntsPrince Charming4
11th OctoberDave Stewart & Barbara GaskinIt's My Party4
8th NovemberThe PoliceEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic1
15th NovemberQueen & David BowieUnder Pressure2
29th NovemberJulio IglesiasBegin the Beguine1
6th DecemberThe Human LeagueDon't You Want Me5
1982
10th JanuaryBucks FizzThe Land Of Make Believe2
24th JanuaryShakin' StevensOh Julie1
31st JanuaryKraftwerkThe Model / Computer Love 1
7th FebruaryThe JamA Town Called Malice3
28th FebruaryTight FitThe Lion Sleeps Tonight 3
21st MarchGoombay Dance BandSeven Tears3
11th AprilBucks FizzMy Camera Never Lies 1
18th AprilPaul McCartney & Stevie WonderEbony And Ivory 3
9th MayNicoleA Little Peace2
23rd MayMadnessHouse Of Fun 2
6th JuneAdam AntGoody Two Shoes2
20th JuneCharleneI've Never Been To Me1
27th JuneCaptain SensibleHappy Talk2
11th JulyIrene CaraFame 3
1st AugustDexy's Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen4
29th AugustSurvivorEye Of The Tiger 4
26th SeptemberMusical YouthPass The Dutchie3
17th OctoberCulture ClubDo You Really Want To Hurt Me3
7th NovemberEddy GrantI Don't Wanna Dance3
28th NovemberThe JamBeat Surrender2
12th DecemberRenne & RenatoSave Your Love4
1983
9th JanuaryPhil CollinsYou Can't Hurry Love2
23rd JanuaryMen At WorkDown Under3
13th FebruaryKajagoogooToo Shy 2
27th FebruaryMichael JacksonBillie Jean1
6th MarchBonnie TylerTotal Eclipse Of The Heart 2
20th MarchDuran DuranIs There Something I Should Know?2
3rd AprilDavid BowieLet's Dance3
24th AprilSpandau BalletTrue4
22nd MayNew EditionCandy Girl1
29th MayThe PoliceEvery Breath You Take 4
26th JuneRod StewartBaby Jane3
17th JulyPaul YoungWherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)3
7th AugustKC & The Sunshine BandGive It Up3
28th AugustUB40Red Red Wine3
18th SeptemberCulture ClubKarma Chameleon6
30th OctoberBilly JoelUptown Girl 5
4th DecemberThe Flying PicketsOnly You5
1984
7th JanuaryPaul McCartneyPipes of Peace2
21st JanuaryFrankie Goes To HollywoodRelax 5
26th FebruaryNena99 Red Balloons 3
18th MarchLionel RichieHello 6
28th AprilDuran DuranThe Reflex4
27th MayWhamWake Me Up Before You Go Go2
10th JuneFrankie Goes To HollywoodTwo Tribes9
12th AugustGeorge MichaelCareless Whisper3
2nd SeptemberStevie WonderI Just Called To Say I Love You6
14th OctoberWhamFreedom3
4th NovemberChaka KhanI Feel For You 3
25th NovemberJim DiamondI Should Have Known Better1
2nd DecemberFrankie Goes To HollywoodThe Power Of Love1
9th DecemberBand AidDo They Know It's Christmas?5
1985
13th JanuaryForeignerI Want To Know What Love Is 3
3rd FebruaryElaine Paige & Barbara DicksonI Know Him So Well 4
3rd MarchDead Or AliveYou Spin Me Round2
17th MarchPhil CollinsEasy Lover 4
14th AprilUSA For AfricaWe Are The World2
28th AprilPhyllis NelsonMove Closer 1
5th MayPaul Hardcastle195
9th JuneThe CrowdYou'll Never Walk Alone2
23rd JuneSister SledgeFrankie 4
21st JulyEurythmicsThere Must Be An Angel1
28th JulyMadonnaInto The Groove4
25th AugustUB40 & Chrissie HyneI Got You Babe1
1st SeptemberDavid Bowie & Mick JaggerDancing In The Street 4
29th SeptemberMidge UreIf I Was 1
6th OctoberJennifer RushThe Power Of Love5
10th NovemberFeargal SharkeyA Good Heart2
24th NovemberWhamI'm Your Man2
8th DecemberWhitney HoustonSaving All My Love For You 2
22nd DecemberShakin' StevensMerry Christmas Everyone2
1986
5th JanuaryPet Shop BoysWest End Girls2
19th JanuaryA-HaThe Sun Always Shines On TV 2
2nd FebruaryBilly OceanWhen The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going 4
2nd MarchDiana RossChain Reaction3
23rd MarchCliff Richard & The Young OnesLiving Doll3
13th AprilGeorge MichaelA Different Corner3
4th MayFalcoRock Me Amadeus 1
11th MaySpitting ImageThe Chicken Song3
1st JuneDr & The MedicsSpirit In The Sky3
22nd JuneWhamThe Edge Of Heaven 2
6th JulyMadonnaPapa Don't Preach3
27th JulyChris De BurghLady In Red 3
17th AugustBoris GardinerI Want To Wake Up With You 3
7th SeptemberThe CommunardsDon't Leave Me This Way 4
5th OctoberMadonnaTrue Blue1
12th OctoberNick BerryEvery Loser Wins3
2nd NovemberBerlinTake My Breath Away4
30th NovemberEuropeThe Final Countdown2
14th DecemberHousemartinsCaravan Of Love1
21st DecemberJackie WilsonReet Petite4
1987
18th JanuarySteve HurleyJack Your Body2
1st FebruaryGeorge Michael & Aretha FranklinI Knew You Were Waiting2
15th FebruaryBen E. KingStand By Me3
8th MarchBoy GeorgeEverything I Own 2
22nd MarchMel & KimRespectable1
29th MarchFerry AidLet It Be3
19th AprilMadonnaLa Isla Bonita2
3rd MayStarshipNothing's Gonna Stop Us Now4
31st MayWhitney HoustonI Wanna Dance With Somebody 2
14th JuneThe FirmStar Trekkin' 2
28th JuneThe Pet Shop BoysIt's A Sin3
19th JulyMadonnaWho's That Girl 1
26th JulyLos LobosLa Bamba2
9th AugustMichael Jackson & Siedah GarrettI Just Can't Stop Loving You 2
23rd AugustRick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up5
27th SeptemberM.A.R.R.S.Pump Up The Volume2
11th OctoberThe Bee GeesYou Win Again4
8th NovemberT'PauChina In Your Hand5
13th DecemberThe Pet Shop BoysAlways On My Mind 4
1988
10th JanuaryBelinda CarlisleHeaven Is A Place On Earth2
24th JanuaryTiffanyI Think We're Alone Now3
14th FebruaryKylie MinogueI Should Be So Lucky5
20th MarchAswadDon't Turn Around2
3rd AprilThe Pet Shop BoysHeart 3
24th AprilS-ExpressTheme From S-Express2
8th MayFairground AttractionPerfect 1
15th MayWet Wet WetWith A Little Help From My Friends4
12th JuneThe TimelordsDoctorin' The Tardis 1
19th JuneBrosI Owe You Nothing2
3rd JulyGlenn MedeirosNothing's Gonna Change My Love For You4
31st JulyYazz & The Plastic PopulationThe Only Way Is Up 5
4th SeptemberPhil CollinsGroovy Kind Of Love 2
18th SeptemberThe HolliesHe Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother2
2nd OctoberU2Desire 1
9th OctoberWhitney HoustonOne Moment In Time 2
23rd OctoberEnyaOrinoco Flow 3
13th NovemberRobin BeckFirst Time 3
4th DecemberCliff RichardMistletoe and Wine 4
1989
1st JanuaryKylie Minogue  & Jason DonovanEspecially For You 3
22nd JanuaryMarc Almond & Gene PitneySomething's Gotten Hold Of My Heart 4
19th FebruarySimple MindsBelfast Child 2
5th MarchJason DonovanToo Many Broken Hearts 2
19th MarchMadonnaLike A Prayer3
9th AprilThe BanglesEternal Flame 4
7th MayKylie MinogueHand On Your Heart 1
14th MayVarious ArtistsFerry 'Cross The Mersey 3
4th JuneJason DonovanSealed With A Kiss 2
18th JuneSoul II SoulBack To Life 4
16th JulySoniaYou'll Never Stop Me Loving You 2
30th JulyJive Bunny & The MastermixesSwing The Mood 5
3rd SeptemberBlack BoxRide On Time 6
15th OctoberJive Bunny & The MastermixesThat's What I Like 3
5th NovemberLisa StansfieldAll Around The World 2
19th NovemberNew Kids On The BlockYou Got It (The Right Stuff) 3
10th DecemberJive Bunny & The MastermixesLet's Party 1
17th DecemberBand Aid IIDo They Know It's Christmas? 3