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TOP 40 NEWCOMERS OF THE 1980S

Broadcast 28th May 1988

Top 40 Acts That Made Their Chart Debuts In the 1980s

(January 1980 to May 1988)

(Special thanks to Brian M. Bell for this information)

Act (Year debut) Songs Charted from Jan 80 to May 88. Song played in italics. Top 10 hits in blue. Biggest hit of the artist is underlined.
1 Madonna (1983) Holiday/Borderline/Lucky Star/Like a Virgin/Material Girl/Crazy For You/Angel/Dress You Up/Live To Tell/Papa Don't Preach/True Blue/Open Your Heart/La Isla Bonita/Who's That Girl/Causing a Commotion
2 Huey Lewis and the News (1982) Do You Believe In Love/Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do/Workin' For a Livin'/Heart and Soul/I Want a New Drug/The Heart Of Rock and Roll/If This Is It/Walking On a Thin Line/The Power Of Love/Stuck With You/Hip To Be Square/Jacob's Ladder/I Know What I Like/Doing It All For My Baby
3 Air Supply (1980) Lost In Love/All Out Of Love/Every Woman In the World/The One That You Love/Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)/Sweet Dreams/Even the Nights Are Better/Young Love/Two Less Lonely People In the World/Making Love Out Of Nothing At All/Just As I Am/The Power Of Love (You Are My Lady)/Lonely Is the Night
4 Duran Duran (1982) Hungry Like the Wolf/Rio/Is There Something I Should Know/Union Of the Snake/New Moon On Monday/The Reflex/The Wild Boys/Save a Prayer/A View To a Kill/Notorious/Skin Trade/Meet El Presidente
5 Whitney Houston (1984) Hold Me/You Give Good Love/Saving All My Love For You/How Will I Know/Greatest Love Of All/I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)/Didn't We Almost Have It All/So Emotional/Where Do Broken Hearts Go
6 Culture Club (1982) Do You Really Want To Hurt Me/Time (Clock Of the Heart)/I'll Tumble 4 Ya/Church Of the Poison Mind/Karma Chameleon/Miss Me Blind/It's a Miracle/The War Song/Mistake No. 3/Move Away
7 Cyndi Lauper (1983) Girls Just Want To Have Fun/Time After Time/She Bop/All Through the Night/Money Changes Everything/The Goonies 'R' Good Enough/True Colors/Change Of Heart/What's Going On/Boy Blue
8 Survivor (1980) Somewhere In America/Poor Man's Son/Summer Nights/Eye Of the Tiger/American Heartbeat/The One That Really Matters/Caught In the Game/The Moment Of Truth/I Can't Hold Back/High On You/The Search Is Over/First Night/Burning Heart/Is This Love/How Much Love/Man Against the World
9 Christopher Cross (1980) Ride Like the Wind/Sailing/Never Be the Same/Say You'll Be Mine/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)/All Right/No Time For Talk/Think Of Laura/A Chance For Heaven/Charm the Snake
10 Wham! (1983) Bad Boys/Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go/Careless Whisper/Everything She Wants/Freedom/I'm Your Man/The Edge Of Heaven/Where Did Your Heart Go
11 Men At Work (1982) Who Can It Be Now/Down Under/Overkill/It's a Mistake/Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive/Everything I Need
12 Janet Jackson (1982) Young Love/Come Give Your Love To Me/What Have You Done For Me Lately/Nasty/When I Think Of You/Control/Let's What Awhile/The Pleasure Principle
13 Eurythmics (1983) Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)/Love Is a Stranger/Here Comes the Rain Again/Who's That Girl/Right By Your Side/Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)/Would I Lie To You/There Must Be an Angel (Playing WIth My Heart)/Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves/It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)/Missionary Man/Thorn In My Side/I Need a Man
14 Irene Cara (1980) Fame/Out Here On My Own/Anyone Can See/Flashdance...What a Feeling/Why Me/The Dream (Hold On To Your Dream)/Breakdance/You Were Made For Me
15 Laura Branigan (1982) All Night With Me/Gloria/Solitaire/How Am I Supposed To Live Without You/Self Control/The Lucky One/Ti Amo/Spanish Eddie/Hold Me/I Found Someone/Shattered Glass/Power Of Love
16 The Miami Sound Machine/Gloria Estefan (1985) Conga/Bad Boy/Words Get In the Way/Falling In Love (Uh-Oh)/Rhythm Is Gonna Get You/Betcha Say That/Can/t Stay Away From You/Anything For You
17 The Bangles (1986) Manic Monday/If She Knew What She Wants/Walk Like an Egyptian/Walking Down Your Street/Hazy Shade Of Winter
18 Billy Idol (1982) Hot In the City/White Wedding/Rebel Yell/Eyes Without a Face/Flesh For Fantasy/Catch My Fall/To Be a Lover/Don't Need a Gun/Sweet Sixten/Mony Mony "Live"/Hot In the City (Re-issue)
19 The Human League (1982) Don't You Want Me/(Keep Feeling) Fascination/Mirror Man/The Lebanon/Human/I Need Your Loving
20 George Michael (1986) A Different Corner/I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)/I Want Your Sex/Faith/Father Figure/One More Try
21 Thompson Twins (1983) Lies/Love On Your Side/Hold Me Now/Doctor Doctor/You Take Me Up/The Gap/Lay Your Hands On Me/King For a Day/Nothing In Common/Get That Love
22 Tears For Fears (1983) Change/Everybody Wants To Rule the World/Shout/Head Over Heels/Mothers Talk
23 Expose (1987) Come Go With Me/Point Of No Return/Let Me Be the One/Seasons Change
24 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (1982) I Love Rock 'N Roll/Crimson and Clover/Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)/Fake Friends/Everyday People/Good Music/Light Of Day
25 Loverboy (1981) Turn Me Loose/The Kid Is Hot Tonite/Working For the Weekend/When It's Over/Hot Girls In Love/Queen Of the Broken Hearts/Lovin' Every Minute Of It/Dangerous/This Could Be the Night/Lead a Double Life/Heaven In Your Eyes/Notorious
26 Pet Shop Boys (1986) West End Girls/Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)/Love Comes Quickly/Suburbia/It's a Sin/What Have I Done To Deserve This/Always On My Mind
27 Bon Jovi (1984) Runaway/She Don't Know Me/Only Lonely/In and Out Of Love/You Give Love a Bad Name/Livin' On a Prayer/Wanted Dead Or Alive
28 The Go-Go's (1981) Our Lips Are Sealed/We Got the Beat/Vacation/Get Up and Go/Head Over Heals/Turn To You/Yes Or No
29 Corey Hart (1984) Sunglasses At Night/It Ain't Enough/Never Surrender/Boy In the Box/Everything In My Heart/I Am By Your Side/Can't Help Falling In Love/Dancin' With My Mirror
30 Howard Jones (1984) New Song/What Is Love/Things Can Only Get Better/Life In One Day/Like To Get To Know You Well/No One Is To Blame/You Know I Love You...Don't You/All I Want
31 DeBarge (1983) I Like It/All This Love/Time Will Reveal/Love Me In a Special Way/Rhythm Of the Night/Who's Holding Donna Now/You Wear It Well/The Heart Is Not So Smart
32 Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (1985) I Wonder If I Take You Home/Can You Feel the Beat/All Cried Out/Head To Toe/Lost In Emotion/Someone To Love Me For Me
33 Belinda Carlisle (1986) Mad About You/I Feel the Magic/Heaven Is a Place On Earth/I Get Weak/Circle In the Sand
34 Simple Minds (1985) Don't You (Forget About Me)/Alive and Kicking/Sanctify Yourself/All the Things She Said
35 Night Ranger (1983) Don't Tell Me You Love Me/Sing Me Away/(You Can Still) Rock In America/Sister Christian/When You Close Your Eyes/Sentimental Street/Four In the Morning (I Can't Take It Any More)/Goodbye/The Secret Of My Success/Hearts Away
36 U2 (1983) New Year's Day/I Will Follow/Pride (In the Name Of Love)/With Or Without You/I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/Where the Streets Have No Name/In God's Country
37 The Jets (1986) Crush On You/Private Number/You Got It All/Cross My Broken Heart/I Do You/Rocket 2 U/Make It Real
38 Debbie Gibson (1987) Only In My Dreams/Shake Your Love/Out Of the Blue/Foolish Beat
39 ABC (1982) The Look Of Love (Part 1)/Poison Arrow/That Was Then But This Is Now/Be Near Me/(How To Be a) Millionaire/Vanity Kills/When Smokey Sings
40 Tiffany (1987) I Think We're Alone Now/Could've Been/I Saw Him Standing There

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