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TOP 40 HITS OF THE 1980S (so far)

(January 1980 to June 1987)

Broadcast Fourth Of July Weekend 1987 (2 July 1987)

(17th Anniversary Show)

1 Physical* Olivia Newton-John #1 for 10 weeks, Top 40 for 21 weeks, Hot 100 for 26 weeks, #1 song for 1982 1981-82
2 Bette Davis Eyes* Kim Carnes #1 for 9 weeks, Top 40 for 20 weeks, Hot 100 for 26 weeks, #1 song for 1981 1981
3 Endless Love Diana Ross and Lionel Richie #1 for 9 weeks, Top 40 for 19 weeks, Hot 100 for 27 weeks 1981
4 Every Breath You Take* The Police #1 for 8 weeks, Top 40 for 20 weeks, Hot 100 for 22 weeks, #1 song for 1983 1983
5 Say, Say, Say* Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson #1 for 6 weeks, Top 40 for 18 weeks, Hot 100 for 22 weeks, #1 song for 1984 1983-84
6 Flashdance...What a Feeling Irene Cara #1 for 6 weeks, Top 40 for 20 weeks, Hot 100 for 25 weeks 1983
7 Call Me* Blondie #1 for 6 weeks, Top 40 for 19 weeks, Hot 100 for 25 weeks, #1 song for 1980 1980
8 Like a Virgin Madonna #1 for 6 weeks, Top 40 for 14 weeks, Hot 100 for 19 weeks 1984-85
9 That's What Friends Are For* Dionne and Friends #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 17 weeks, Hot 100 for 23 weeks, #1 song for 1986 1986
10 Eyes Of the Tiger Survivor #1 for 6 weeks, Top 40 for 18 weeks, Hot 100 for 25 weeks 1982
11 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 16 weeks, Hot 100 for 20 weeks 1985-86
12 Billie Jean Michael Jackson #1 for 7 weeks, Top 40 for 17 weeks, Hot 100 for 24 weeks 1983
13 Lady Kenny Rogers #1 for 6 weeks, Top 40 for 19 weeks, Hot 100 for 25 weeks 1980
14 Centerfold The J. Geils Band #1 for 6 weeks, Top 40 for 20 weeks, Hot 100 for 25 weeks 1982
15 Another One Bites the Dust Queen #1 for 3 weeks, Top 40 for 21 weeks, Hot 100 for 31 weeks 1980
16 When Doves Cry Prince #1 for 5 weeks, Top 40 for 16 weeks, Hot 100 for 21 weeks 1984
17 Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 15 weeks, Hot 100 for 23 weeks 1986-87
18 I Love Rock and Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts #1 for 7 weeks, Top 40 for 16 weeks, Hot 100 for 20 weeks 1982
19 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon #1 for 5 weeks, Top 40 for 19 weeks, Hot 100 for 22 weeks 1980-81
20 Livin' On a Prayer Bon Jovi #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 13 weeks, Hot 100 for 21 weeks 1987
21 Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder #1 for 7 weeks, Top 40 for 15 weeks, Hot 100 for 19 weeks 1982
22 Jump Van Halen #1 for 5 weeks, Top 40 for 15 weeks, Hot 100 for 21 weeks 1984
23 Careless Whisper* Wham! Featuring George Michael #1 for 3 weeks, Top 40 for 17 weeks, Hot 100 for 21 weeks, #1 song for 1985 1985
24 Upside Down Diana Ross #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 17 weeks, Hot 100 for 29 weeks 1980
25 Do That To Me One More Time The Captain and Tennille #1 for 1 week, Top 40 for 22 weeks, Hot 100 for 27 weeks 1980
26 On My Own Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald #1 for 3 weeks, Top 40 for 15 weeks, Hot 100 for 23 weeks 1986
27 Down Under Men At Work #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 19 weeks, Hot 100 for 25 weeks 1983
28 Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 19 weeks, Hot 100 for 25 weeks 1980
29 Total Eclipse Of the Heart Bonnie Tyler #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 18 weeks, Hot 100 for 29 weeks 1983
30 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner #1 for 3 weeks, Top 40 for 18 weeks, Hot 100 for 28 weeks 1984
31 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner #1 for 2 weeks, Top 40 for 16 weeks, Hot 100 for 21 weeks 1985
32 Rock With You Michael Jackson #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 19 weeks, Hot 100 for 24 weeks 1980
33 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield #1 for 2 weeks, Top 40 for 22 weeks, Hot 100 for 32 weeks 1981
34 Maneater Daryl Hall and John Oates #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 17 weeks, Hot 100 for 23 weeks 1982-83
35 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 17 weeks, Hot 100 for 24 weeks 1983
36 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen #1 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 17 weeks, Hot 100 for 22 weeks 1980
37 Broken Wings Mr. Mister #1 for 2 weeks, Top 40 for 15 weeks, Hot 100 for 22 weeks 1985
38 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall John Oates #1 for 2 weeks, Top 40 for 16 weeks, Hot 100 for 23 weeks 1984
39 Hurts So Good John Cougar #2 for 4 weeks, Top 40 for 22 weeks, Hot 100 for 28 weeks 1982
40 Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) Phil Collins #1 for 3 weeks, Top 40 for 16 weeks, Hot 100 for 24 weeks 1984

*=The #1 song for the entire year (1980-1986)

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