AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 80’S- WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 1983

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American Top 40- The 80’s- Week of November 5, 1983. A good mixture of music on the charts for 1982- what was popular a little more mellow than what I was listening to at the time. Forgot how popular MOR duets were back then.

1 1 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM –•– Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton (RCA)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1) B-
2 3 ALL NIGHT LONG (All Night) –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-8 (2) B
3 2 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART –•– Bonnie Tyler (Columbia)-17 (1) B
4 5 ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER –•– The Fixx (MCA)-11 (4) B
5 10 UPTOWN GIRL –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-7 (5) B
6 11 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (Columbia)-4 (6) C
7 6 MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL –•– Air Supply (Arista)-15 (2) D
8 8 DELIRIOUS –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-10 (8) A
9 9 TELEFONE (Long Distance Love Affair) –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-12 (9) C+
10 4 TRUE –•– Spandau Ballet (Chrysalis)-14 (4) A

11 12 SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER –•– The Motels (Capitol)-10 (11) B
12 14 CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE –•– Quiet Riot (Pasha)-8 (12) B
13 7 KING OF PAIN –•– The Police (A&M)-11 (3) A+
14 15 IF ANYONE FALLS –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-9 (14) C
15 16 MODERN LOVE –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-8 (15) A
16 17 TONIGHT, I CELEBRATE MY LOVE –•– Peabo Bryson / Roberta Flack (Capitol)-18 (16) C
17 20 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-7 (17) B
18 19 HEART AND SOUL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-9 (18) C+
19 30 SAY IT ISN’T SO –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-2 (19)B
20 23 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-5 (20) A

21 27 CRUMBLIN’ DOWN –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-4 (21) A
22 13 BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE –•– The Talking Heads (Sire)-15 (9) A+
23 18 THE SAFETY DANCE –•– Men Without Hats (Backstreet)-20 (3) D
24 25 LOVE IS A STRANGER –•– The Eurythmics (RCA)-8 (24) A
25 24 THIS TIME –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-10 (24)C
26 40 CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-3 (26) B+
27 21 TELL HER ABOUT IT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-15 (1) B
28 29 FOOLIN’ –•– Def Leppard (Mercury)-10 (28) B-
29 31 CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE –•– Agnetha Faltskog (Polydor)-11 (29) B
30 33 SEND HER MY LOVE –•– Journey (Columbia)-7 (30) C

31 34 TENDER IS THE NIGHT –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-7 (31) B
32 38 HOW MANY TIMES CAN WE SAY GOODBYE –•– Dionne Warwick & Luther Vandross (Arista)-5 (32) C
33 28 DR. HECKYLL AND MR. JIVE –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-8 (28) B-
34 36 AUTOMATIC MAN –•– Michael Sembello (Warner Brothers)-7 (34) C
35 35 QUEEN OF THE BROKEN HEARTS –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-8 (35) D
36 39 MIRROR MAN –•– The Human League (A&M)-6 (36) A-
37 46 WHY ME? –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-3 (37) C
38 22 (She’s) SEXY + 17 –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-14 (5) A
39 41 JUST GOT LUCKY –•– JoBoxers (RCA)-9 (39) B
40 42 SPICE OF LIFE –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-9 (40)C

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

  1. That year may have been the peak for me listening to the radio. I had a car and I was 16…didn’t stay at home as much with my albums because I was always on the move. I don’t see one I don’t remember…but I see some I would like to forget.

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