1983

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    Song Highest UK Chart Main Anniversary Millennium Yearbook
    ABC - That Was Then But This Is Now 18 YB 1983
    Adam Ant - Puss 'N Boots 5 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Adam Ant - Strip 41 YB Vault 1983
    The Assembly - Never Never 4 1983 A
    Aztec Camera - Oblivious 47 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter 64 YB X 1983
    Bananarama - Cruel Summer 8 1983 M YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Bananarama - Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) 5 YB 1980 - 1984
    Big Country - Chance 9
    Big Country - Fields Of Fire (400 Miles) 10 YB X 1983
    Billy Joel - Tell Her About It 4 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Billy Joel - Uptown Girl 1 1983 M YB 1983
    Blancmange - That's Love, That It Is 33 YB Vault 1983
    Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart 1 1 1983 A YB 1983
    Booker Newberry III - Love Town 6 1983 A
    Bucks Fizz - When We Were Young 10 YB X 1983
    Carmel - Bad Day 15 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    China Crisis - Christian 12 YB 1983
    China Crisis - Tragedy and Mystery 46 YB Vault 1983
    Chris Rea - I Can Hear Your Heartbeat 60 YB Vault 1983
    The Creatures - Miss the Girl 21 YB 1980 - 1984
    The Creatures - Right Now 14 YB X 1983
    Culture Club - Church Of The Poison Mind 2 YB X 1983
    Culture Club - Karma Chameleon 1 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Culture Club - Victims 3 1 1984 M YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    The Cure - The Lovecats 7 1 1983 M YB 1983
    The Cure - The Walk 12 1983 A YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    David Bowie - Let's Dance 1 1983 M
    David Bowie - Modern Love 2 2
    Depeche Mode - Everything Counts 6 1983 A
    Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream 7 YB 1983
    Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money 25 YB 1983
    Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know? 1 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Duran Duran - Union of the Snake 3 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Earth, Wind and Fire - Fall in Love With Me 47 YB Vault 1983
    Echo & the Bunnymen - Never Stop 15 YB X 1983
    Echo & the Bunnymen - The Cutter 8 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue 2 1983 M
    Electric Light Orchestra - Rock 'n' Roll Is King 13 YB 1983
    Electric Light Orchestra - Secret Messages 48 YB Vault 1983
    Elton John - Cold as Christmas (in the Middle of the Year) 33 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues 5 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Elton John - I'm Still Standing 4 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Elton John - Kiss The Bride 20 YB 1980 - 1984
    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Everyday I Write The Book 28 YB X 1983
    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Pills & Soap 16 YB 1983
    Eurythmics - Right by Your Side 10 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 2 1983 A YB 1983
    Eurythmics - Who's That Girl? 3 YB X 1983
    F.R. David - Words 2 YB 1980 - 1984
    The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another 86 YB 1980 - 1984
    Flash and the Pan - Waiting for a Train 7 YB 1980 - 1984
    A Flock Of Seagulls - Nightmares 53 YB Vault 1983
    The Flying Pickets - Only You 1 2 1983 A YB 1983
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax 1 2,26,102 1983 M YB 1984
    Freeez - I.O.U. 2 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Freeez - Pop Goes My Love 26 YB Vault 1983
    Fun Boy Three - The More I See (The Less I Believe) 68 YB Vault 1983
    Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed 7 1983 M YB 1980 - 1984
    Fun Boy Three - The Tunnel Of Love 10 YB 1983
    Gary Numan - Sister Surprise 32 YB Vault 1983
    Genesis - Mama 4 1983 A YB 1983
    Genesis - That's All 16 1
    Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am 13
    Grace Jones/Bounty Killer - My Jamaican Guy 56
    Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) 7 3,103 1984 A 1984 M YB 1984
    Hall and Oates - Family Man 15 YB X 1983
    Hall and Oates - One on One 63 YB Vault 1983
    Hall and Oates - Say It Isn't So 69 YB 1980 - 1984
    Hazell Dean - Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man) 76 YB X 1984,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Heaven 17 - Come Live With Me 5 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Heaven 17 - Crushed by the Wheels of Industry 17 YB 1980 - 1984
    Heaven 17 - Temptation 2 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Howard Jones - New Song 3 1 1983 A YB 1983
    Howard Jones - What Is Love? 2 2 YB 1984
    The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination 2 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Japan - All Tomorrow's Parties 38 YB X 1983
    Japan - Canton (Live) 42 YB Vault 1983
    JoBoxers - Boxerbeat 3 YB X 1983
    JoBoxers - Just Got Lucky 7 YB 1980 - 1984
    Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong 7 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Joe Jackson - Breaking Us in Two 59 YB Vault 1983
    Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out 6 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    KC and the Sunshine Band - Give It Up 1 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Kajagoogoo - Big Apple 8 1 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Kajagoogoo - Hang on Now 13 YB 1980 - 1984
    Kajagoogoo - Ooh to Be Ah 7 YB X 1983
    Kajagoogoo - Too Shy 1 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Kim Wilde - Dancing in the Dark 67 YB Vault 1983
    Kim Wilde - Love Blonde 23 YB X 1983
    The Kinks - Come Dancing 12 YB X 1983
    The Kinks - Don't Forget to Dance 58 YB Vault 1983
    Level 42 - Lessons In Love 3 7 1986 A 1986 M YB 1986
    Level 42 - The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) 10 1983 A 1983 M YB X 1983
    Limahl - Only For Love 16 1 YB X 1983
    Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night) 2 YB 1983
    Lionel Richie - My Love 70
    Lionel Richie - Running With the Night 9 YB 1980 - 1984
    Lionel Richie - You Are 43 YB Vault 1983
    Madness - The Sun And The Rain 5 1 YB X 1983
    Madness - Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) 8 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Madness - Wings of a Dove 2 1983 A YB 1983
    Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch 3 1 YB 1983
    Malcolm McLaren - Soweto 32 YB Vault 1983
    Marilyn - Calling Your Name 4 YB 1983
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 80
    Meat Loaf - Midnight At The Lost And Found 17 YB X 1983
    Men At Work - Down Under 1 1 1983 A YB 1983
    Men At Work - Overkill 21 YB Vault 1983
    Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance 6 1 YB 1983
    Michael Jackson - Beat It 3
    Michael Jackson - Billie Jean 1
    Michael Jackson - Thriller 10
    Midge Ure/Mick Karn - After a Fashion 39 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow 4 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Mike Oldfield - Shadow on the Wall 95 YB Vault 1983
    Modern Romance - Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm 14 YB 1980 - 1984
    Modern Romance - High Life 8 YB 1983
    Modern Romance - Walking In The Rain 7 YB X 1983
    Mtume - Juicy Fruit 34
    New Edition - Candy Girl 1 1 1983 A 1983 M
    New Order - Blue Monday 9 1983 M YB 1983
    New Order - Confusion 12 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Nick Heyward - Blue Hat For A Blue Day 14 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Nick Heyward - On a Sunday 52 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Nick Heyward - Take That Situation 11 YB X 1983
    Nick Heyward - Whistle Down the Wind 13 YB 1983
    Nik Kershaw - I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me 2 3,103 1984 A 1983 M YB X 1984,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night 38 YB Vault 1983
    Olivia Newton-John - Twist of Fate 57 YB Vault 1983
    Orange Juice - Rip It Up 8 1983 M
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Genetic Engineering 20 YB X 1983
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Telegraph 42 YB Vault 1983
    Patti Austin/James Ingram - Baby Come To Me 11 YB X 1983
    Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace 1 2 YB 1984
    Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson - Say Say Say 2 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Paul Young - Come Back and Stay 4 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Paul Young - Love Of The Common People 2 YB 1983
    Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) 1 1 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love 2 1 1983 M YB 1983
    The Police - Every Breath You Take 1 1983 A YB 1983
    The Police - Synchronicity II 17
    The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger 7 YB X 1983
    Pretenders - 2000 Miles 15 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Prince - 1999 10 1985 A
    Public Image Ltd - This Is Not A Love Song 5 1983 M YB 1983
    Robert Palmer - You Are in My System 53 YB Vault 1983
    Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding 35 YB 1980 - 1984
    Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew 6 1 YB 1983
    Rod Stewart - Baby Jane 1 1
    The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night 11 2
    Shalamar - Dead Giveaway 8 YB 1983
    Shalamar - Disappearing Act 18 YB X 1983
    Shalamar - Over and Over 23 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Shannon - Let The Music Play 14 YB 1984,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Simple Minds - Waterfront 13 1 1983 A 1984 M YB 1983
    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence 3 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Slade - My Oh My 2 YB X 1983
    The Smiths - Hand in Glove 124
    The Smiths - This Charming Man 8 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Snowy White - Bird Of Paradise 6 2
    Soft Cell - Numbers 25 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Soft Cell - Soul Inside 16 YB X 1983
    Spandau Ballet - Communication 12 YB X 1983
    Spandau Ballet - Gold 2 YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Spandau Ballet - True 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Status Quo - Marguerita Time 3 YB X 1983
    The Style Council - Long Hot Summer 3 YB 1983
    The Style Council - A Solid Bond in Your Heart 11 YB 1980 - 1984
    The Style Council - Speak Like A Child 4 1983 A 1983 M YB X 1983
    Talk Talk - My Foolish Friend 57 YB Vault 1983
    Tears for Fears - Change 4 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter 5 1983 M YB 1983
    Tears for Fears - The Way You Are 24 YB X 1983
    Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now 4 2,102 1983 A YB 1983
    Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side 9 YB X 1983
    Thompson Twins - Watching 33 YB Vault 1983
    Thompson Twins - We Are Detective 7 YB X 1983
    Tina Turner - Let's Stay Together 6 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    Tom Robinson - Listen to the Radio (Atmospherics) 39 YB X 1980 - 1984
    Tom Robinson - War Baby 6 YB 1980 - 1984,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Toto - Africa 3 1983 A YB 1983
    Toyah - Rebel Run 24 YB 1983
    Toyah - The Vow 50 YB X 1983
    Tracey Ullman - Breakaway 4 YB X 1983
    Tracey Ullman - Move Over Darling 8 1984 M YB 1980 - 1984
    Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know 2 1 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    U2 - New Year's Day 10 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One 18 YB X 1983
    UB40 - I've Got Mine 45 YB Vault 1983
    UB40 - Please Don't Make Me Cry 10 1 YB X 1983
    UB40 - Red Red Wine 1 1,100 1983 A 1983 M YB 1983
    The Valentine Brothers - Money's Too Tight (to Mention) 73
    The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men 2 3,103 1984 A YB 1984,YB 80-84 Vinyl X 2
    Wham! - Bad Boys 2 1983 A
    Wham! - Club Tropicana 4 YB 1983
    Wham! - Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do?) 8 YB X 1983,YB 80-84 Vinyl X
    Will Powers - Kissing With Confidence 17 1
    XTC - Love on a Farmboy's Wages 50 YB Vault 1983
    Yazoo - Nobody's Diary 3 1983 A 1983 M
    ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' 10 1984 A YB 1984
    ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man 22 YB X 1984
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    Songs yet to be sorted that appear on a Now album in 1983

    After the Fire - Der Kommissar
    Agnetha Fältskog - The Heat Is On
    Altered Images - Bring Me Closer
    Altered Images - Don't Talk to Me About Love
    Animal Nightlife - Native Boy '83
    Annabel Lamb - Riders On The Storm
    Asia - Don't Cry
    The B-52's - Song for a Future Generation
    Bauhaus - Lagartija Nick
    The Belle Stars - Indian Summer
    The Belle Stars - Sign of the Times
    Billy Griffin - Hold Me Tighter In The Rain
    Billy Joel - Tell Her About It (Special Remix Version)
    Blancmange - Blind Vision
    The Bluebells - Cath
    Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than the Speed of Night
    Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me?
    Bucks Fizz - When We Were Young (12" Club Mix)
    Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
    David Joseph - You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)
    Debbie Harry - Rush, Rush
    Dionne Warwick - All The Love In The World
    Divine - Love Reaction
    Divine - Shake It Up
    Donna Summer/Musical Youth - Unconditional Love
    Duran Duran - Union of the Snake (The Monkey Mix)
    The Fixx - Saved by Zero
    Forrest - Rock the Boat
    Freeez - I.O.U. (Megamix)
    Freur - Doot Doot
    Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed (Special Remix Version)
    Giorgio Moroder/Joe Esposito - Lady, Lady
    The Glove - Like an Animal
    H2O - Dream To Sleep
    H2O - Just Outside Heaven
    Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny
    Haysi Fantayzee - Shiny Shiny (Dance Mix)
    Haysi Fantayzee - Sister Friction
    Heaven 17 - Crushed by the Wheels of Industry (Extended Dance Version)
    Irene Cara - Flashdance... What a Feeling
    Joan Armatrading - Drop The Pilot
    John Foxx - Endlessly
    John Mellencamp - Crumblin' Down
    Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
    Kajagoogoo - Ooh to Be Ah (The Construction Mix)
    Kenny Everett - Snot Rap
    Kenny Rogers/Sheena Easton - We've Got Tonight
    The Kids from "Fame" - Friday Night
    Kissing The Pink - The Last Film
    Laura Branigan - Solitaire
    Level 42 - The Chinese Way
    Level 42 - Out of Sight Out of Mind
    The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You
    The Lotus Eaters - You Don't Need Someone New
    Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
    Lydia Murdock - Superstar
    Madness - Wings of a Dove (12" Blue Train Mix)
    Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)
    Marc and the Mambas - Black Heart
    Mari Wilson - Cry Me a River
    Marillion - Garden Party
    Marillion - He Knows You Know
    Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
    Michael Sembello - Maniac
    The Mighty Wah! - The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)
    Miquel Brown - So Many Men, So Little Time (12" Vocal)
    Missing Persons - Walking in L.A.
    Modern English - I Melt With You
    The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer
    Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me
    Pat Benatar - Little Too Late
    Paul Young - Come Back and Stay (Extended Club Mix)
    Phil Fearon and Galaxy - Dancing Tight (Dancemix)
    Rick Springfield - Affair of the Heart
    Robert Plant - Big Log
    Rockers Revenge - The Harder They Come
    Roman Holliday - Don't Try To Stop It
    Roman Holliday - Motor Mania
    The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
    Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita
    Set the Tone - Dance Sucker
    Shakin' Stevens - Cry Just A Little Bit
    Sparks/Jane Wiedlin - Cool Places
    Spear of Destiny - The Wheel
    Stephen Bishop - It Might Be You
    The Stranglers - European Female
    The Stranglers - Midnight Summer Dream
    Styx - Mr. Roboto
    Taco - Puttin' On the Ritz
    The Teardrop Explodes - You Disappear From View
    Thompson Twins - We Are Detective (More Clues)
    Toto - I Won't Hold You Back
    Toto - Rosanna
    Tracie - Give It Some Emotion
    Tracie - The House That Jack Built
    Ultravox - We Came to Dance
    Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
    Whodini - Magic's Wand
    Yello - I Love You
    Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart