AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 80’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 1983

Every Breath You Take - Yamaha Single Styles

1 1 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE –•– The Police (A&M)-13 (8 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 2 SWEET DREAMS (Are Made Of This) –•– The Eurythmics (RCA)-16 (2) A+
3 4 MANIAC –•– Michael Sembello (Casablanca)-13 (3) C
4 3 SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY –•– Donna Summer (Mercury)-14 (3) A
5 9 PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ –•– Taco (RCA)-10 (5) A
6 6 IT’S A MISTAKE –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-9 (6) A
7 5 STAND BACK –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-13 (5) C
8 8 (Keep Feeling) FASCINATION –•– The Human League (A&M)-14 (8)A-
9 10 I’LL TUMBLE 4 YA –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-9 (9) A
10 12 CHINA GIRL –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-13 (10) A+

11 18 THE SAFETY DANCE –•– Men Without Hats (Backstreet)-10 (11) C
12 22 TELL HER ABOUT IT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5 (12) B
13 15 HUMAN NATURE –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-6 (13) A
14 17 LAWYERS IN LOVE –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-8 (14) B
15 7 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-13 (4) A
16 23 DON’T CRY –•– Asia (Geffen)-5 (16) C
17 11 HOT GIRLS IN LOVE –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-12 (11) D-
18 14 TAKE ME TO HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-11 (14) B
19 19 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING –•– ELO (Jet)-10 (19) C
20 30 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART –•– Bonnie Tyler (Columbia)-7 (20) B

21 26 HUMAN TOUCH –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-8 (21) C
22 13 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING –•– Irene Cara (Casablanca)-22 (1) B
23 24 AFTER THE FALL –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (23) C
24 29 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-7 (24) A
25 21 ROCK OF AGES –•– Def Leppard (Mercury)-12 (16) B
26 32 MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL –•– Air Supply (Arista)-5 (26 )D
27 28 HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-9 (27) C
28 34 (She’s) SEXY + 17 –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-4 (28) A-
29 31 DEAD GIVEAWAY –•– Shalamar (Solar)-10 (29) C+
30 36 FAR FROM OVER –•– Frank Stallone (RSO)-5 (30) C

31 20 ELECTRIC AVENUE –•– Eddy Grant (Portrait)-20 (2) A+
32 42 TRUE –•– Spandau Ballet (Chrysalis)-4 (32) A+
33 16 NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO –•– Sergio Mendes (with Joe Pizzulo & Leza Miller) (A&M)-20 (4) C
34 38 DON’T YOU GET SO MAD –•– Jeffrey Osborne (A&M)-7 (34) C
35 40 KISS THE BRIDE –•– Elton John (Geffen)-4 (35) A
36 37 ALL TIME HIGH –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-9 (36) C
37 — KING OF PAIN –•– The Police (A&M)-1 (37) A+
38 44 LADY LOVE ME (One More Time) –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-6 (38) C
39 43 YOU’RE DRIVING ME OUT OF MY MIND –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-6 (39) C
40 25 SAVED BY ZERO –•– The Fixx (MCA)-14 (20) A

5 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 80’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 1983

  1. I still remember most of these tunes. While growing up during the ’80s, I listened to lots of music from that time. While I’m generally no longer as fond of it, I guess I will always have a weak spot for the ’80s.

    • I remembered most of the tunes on this weeks show- a few near the bottom not so familiar. First half of the 80’s I like the second half not as much

  2. I remember every single one of those. This is the beginning of my senior year. The following spring, I went to my first concert…The Police Synchronicity Tour.

    That is one of the last songs I remember from Rita Coolidge.

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