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Every Billboard #1 Hit of the 1980s

Can you name every song that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts during the 1970s?
Bold answers indicate the song was the number one song of a given year
Some songs may have been the number one song in the second year they charted
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Date
Artist
# of Weeks at #1
Song
January 1980
KC and the Sunshine Band
1
Please Don't Go
Michael Jackson
4
Rock With You
February 1980
Captain & Tennille
1
Do That to Me One More Time
Queen
4
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
March 1980
Pink Floyd
4
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)
April 1980
Blondie
6
Call Me
May 1980
Lipps, Inc
4
Funkytown
June 1980
Paul McCartney
3
Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)
July 1980
Billy Joel
2
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
August 1980
Olivia Newton-John
4
Magic
Christopher Cross
1
Sailing
September 1980
Diana Ross
4
Upside Down
October 1980
Queen
3
Another One Bites the Dust
Barbara Streisand
3
Woman in Love
November 1980
Kenny Rogers
6
Lady
December 1980
John Lennon
5
(Just Like) Starting Over
January 1981
Blondie
1
The Tide is High
February 1981
Kool & the Gang
2
Celebration
Dolly Parton
2
9 to 5
Eddie Rabbitt
2
I Love a Rainy Night
March 1981
REO Speedwagon
1
Keep On Loving You
Blondie
2
Rapture
April 1981
Daryl Hall and John Oates
3
Kiss on My List
May 1981
Sheena Easton
2
Morning Train (Nine to Five)
Kim Carnes
9
Bette Davis Eyes
June 1981
Stars on 45
1
Stars on 45
July 1981
Air Supply
1
The One That You Love
August 1981
Rick Springfield
2
Jessie's Girl
Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
9
Endless Love
October 1981
Christopher Cross
3
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
November 1981
Daryl Hall and John Oates
2
Private Eyes
Olivia Newton-John
10
Physical
January 1982
Daryl Hall and John Oates
1
I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
February 1982
J. Geils Band
6
Centerfold
March 1982
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
7
I Love Rock 'n' Roll
May 1982
Vangelis
1
Chariots of Fire
Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
7
Ebony and Ivory
July 1982
The Human League
3
Don't You Want Me
Survivor
6
Eye of the Tiger
September 1982
Steve Miller Band
2
Abracadabra
Chicago
2
Hard to Say I'm Sorry
October 1982
John Mellencamp
4
Jack & Diane
Men at Work
1
Who Can It Be Now
November 1982
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
3
Up Where We Belong
Lionel Richie
2
Truly
December 1982
Toni Basil
1
Mickey
Daryl Hall and John Oates
4
Maneater
January 1983
Men at Work
4
Down Under
February 1983
Toto
1
Africa
Patti Austin and James Ingram
2
Baby, Come to Me
March 1983
Michael Jackson
7
Billie Jean
April 1983
Dexys Midnight Runners
1
Come On Eileen
Michael Jackson
3
Beat It
May 1983
David Bowie
1
Let's Dance
Irene Cara
6
Flashdance... What a Feeling
July 1983
The Police
8
Every Breath You Take
September 1983
Eurythmics
1
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Michael Sembello
2
Maniac
Billy Joel
1
Tell Her About It
October 1983
Bonnie Tyler
4
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton
2
Islands in the Stream
November 1983
Lionel Richie
4
All Night Long (All Night)
December 1983
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
6
Say, Say, Say
January 1984
Yes
2
Owner of a Lonely Heart
February 1984
Culture Club
3
Karma Chameleon
Van Halen
5
Jump
March 1984
Kenny Loggins
3
Footloose
April 1984
Phil Collins
3
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
May 1984
Lionel Richie
2
Hello
Deniece Williams
2
Let's Hear It for the Boy
June 1984
Cyndi Lauper
2
Time After Time
Duran Duran
2
The Reflex
July 1984
Prince
5
When Doves Cry
August 1984
Ray Parker Jr
3
Ghostbusters
September 1984
Tina Turner
3
What's Love Got to Do with It
John Waite
1
Missing You
Prince and The Revolution
2
Let's Go Crazy
October 1984
Stevie Wonder
3
I Just Called to Say I Love You
November 1984
Billy Ocean
2
Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
Wham!
3
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
December 1984
Daryl Hall and John Oates
2
Out of Touch
Madonna
6
Like a Virgin
February 1985
Foreigner
2
I Want to Know What Love is
Wham! ft George Michael
3
Careless Whisper
March 1985
REO Speedwagon
3
Can't Fight This Feeling
Phil Collins
2
One More Night
April 1985
USA for Africa
4
We Are the World
May 1985
Madonna
1
Crazy for You
Simple Minds
1
Don't You (Forget About Me)
Wham!
2
Everything She Wants
June 1985
Tears for Fears
2
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Bryan Adams
2
Heaven
July 1985
Phil Collins
1
Sussudio
Duran Duran
2
A View to Kill
Paul Young
1
Everytime You Go Away
August 1985
Tears for Fears
3
Shout
Huey Lewis and the News
2
The Power of Love
September 1985
John Parr
2
St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)
Dire Straits
3
Money for Nothing
October 1985
Ready for the World
1
Oh Sheila
a-ha
1
Take On Me
Whitney Houston
1
Saving All My Love for You
November 1985
Stevie Wonder
1
Part-Time Lover
Jan Hammer
1
Miami Vice Theme
Starship
2
We Built This City
Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
1
Separate Lives
December 1985
Mr. Mister
2
Broken Wings
Lionel Richie
4
Say You, Say Me
January 1986
Dionne & Friends
4
That's What Friends Are For
February 1986
Whitney Houston
2
How Will I Know
March 1986
Mr. Mister
2
Kyrie
Starship
1
Sara
Heart
1
These Dreams
Falco
3
Rock Me Amadeus
Date
Artist
# of Weeks at #1
Song
April 1986
Prince and The Revolution
2
Kiss
May 1986
Robert Palmer
1
Addicted to Love
Pet Shop Boys
1
West End Girls
Whitney Houston
3
Greatest Love of All
June 1986
Madonna
1
Live to Tell
Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
3
On My Own
July 1986
Billy Ocean
1
There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
Simply Red
1
Holding Back the Years
Genesis
1
Invisible Touch
Peter Gabriel
1
Sledgehammer
August 1986
Peter Cetera
2
Glory of Love
Madonna
2
Papa Don't Preach
Steve Winwood
1
Higher Love
September 1986
Bananarama
1
Venus
Berlin
1
Take My Breath Away
Huey Lewis and the News
3
Stuck with You
October 1986
Janet Jackson
2
When I Think of You
Cyndi Lauper
2
True Colors
November 1986
Boston
2
Amanda
Human League
1
Human
Bon Jovi
1
You Give Love a Bad Name
December 1986
Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
1
The Next Time I Fall
Bruce Hornsby & the Range
1
The Way It Is
The Bangles
4
Walk Like an Egyptian
January 1987
Gregory Abbott
1
Shake You Down
Billy Vera and the Beaters
2
At This Moment
February 1987
Madonna
1
Open Your Heart
Bon Jovi
4
Livin' on a Prayer
March 1987
Huey Lewis and the News
1
Jacob's Ladder
Club Nouveau
2
Lean On Me
April 1987
Starship
2
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Aretha Franklin and George Michael
2
I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)
May 1987
Cutting Crew
2
(I Just) Died In Your Arms
U2
3
With or Without You
June 1987
Kim Wilde
1
You Keep Me Hangin' On
Atlantic Starr
1
Always
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
1
Head to Toe
Whitney Houston
2
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)
July 1987
Heart
3
Alone
August 1987
Bob Seger
1
Shakedown
U2
2
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Madonna
1
Who's That Girl
Los Lobos
3
La Bamba
September 1987
Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett
1
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Whitney Houston
2
Didn't We Almost Have It All
October 1987
Whitesnake
1
Here I Go Again
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
1
Lost in Emotion
Michael Jackson
2
Bad
November 1987
Tiffany
2
I Think We're Alone Now
Billy Idol
1
Mony Mony
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
1
(I've Had) The Time of My Life
December 1987
Belinda Carlisle
1
Heaven Is a Place on Earth
George Michael
4
Faith
January 1988
Whitney Houston
1
So Emotional
George Harrison
1
Got My Mind Set on You
Michael Jackson
1
The Way You Make Me Feel
INXS
1
Need You Tonight
February 1988
Tiffany
2
Could've Been
Exposé
1
Seasons Change
George Michael
2
Father Figure
March 1988
Rick Astley
2
Never Gonna Give You Up
Michael Jackson
2
Man in the Mirror
April 1988
Billy Ocean
2
Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car
Whitney Houston
2
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
May 1988
Terence Trent D'Arby
1
Wishing Well
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
2
Anything for You
George Michael
3
One More Try
June 1988
Rick Astley
1
Together Forever
Debbie Gibson
1
Foolish Beat
July 1988
Michael Jackson
1
Dirty Diana
Cheap Trick
2
The Flame
Richard Marx
1
Hold On to the Nights
Steve Winwood
4
Roll with It
August 1988
George Michael
2
Monkey
September 1988
Guns N' Roses
2
Sweet Child o' Mine
Bobby McFerrin
2
Don't Worry, Be Happy
October 1988
Def Leppard
1
Love Bites
UB40
1
Red Red Wine
Phil Collins
2
A Groovy Kind of Love
November 1988
The Beach Boys
1
Kokomo
The Escape Club
1
Wild, Wild West
Bon Jovi
2
Bad Medicine
December 1988
Will to Power
1
Baby I Love Your Way, Freebird Medley (Free Baby)
Chicago
2
Look Away
Poison
3
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
January 1989
Bobby Brown
1
My Prerogative
Phil Collins
2
Two Hearts
February 1989
Sheriff
1
When I'm with You
Paula Abdul
3
Straight Up
March 1989
Debbie Gibson
3
Lost In Your Eyes
Mike + The Mechanics
1
The Living Years
April 1989
The Bangles
1
Eternal Flame
Roxette
1
The Look
Fine Young Cannibals
1
She Drives Me Crazy
Madonna
3
Like a Prayer
May 1989
Bon Jovi
1
I'll Be There for You
Paula Abdul
2
Forever Your Girl
June 1989
Michael Damian
1
Rock On
Bette Midler
1
Wind Beneath My Wings
New Kids on the Block
1
I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
Richard Marx
1
Satisfied
July 1989
Milli Vanilli
1
Baby Don't Forget My Number
Fine Young Cannibals
1
Good Thing
Simply Red
1
If You Don't Know Me by Now
Martika
2
Toy Soldiers
August 1989
Prince
1
Batdance
Richard Marx
3
Right Here Waiting
September 1989
Paula Abdul
1
Cold Hearted
New Kids on the Block
1
Hangin' Tough
Gloria Estefan
1
Don't Wanna Lose You
Milli Vanilli
2
Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
October 1989
Janet Jackson
4
Miss You Much
November 1989
Roxette
1
Listen to Your Heart
Bad English
2
When I See You Smile
Milli Vanilli
2
Blame It on the Rain
December 1989
Billy Joel
2
We Didn't Start the Fire
Phil Collins
4
Another Day in Paradise
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