AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 1983

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American Top 40- The 1980’s- Week of August 6, 1983. An exceptional week- a lot of great singles- my favorite- I’d have to go with the #1 song as my favorite- hard to top ‘Every Breath You Take.’

1 1 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE –•– The Police (A&M)-10 (5 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 6 SWEET DREAMS (Are Made Of This) –•– The Eurythmics (RCA)-13 (2) A+
3 8 SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY –•– Donna Summer (Mercury)-11 (3) A
4 5 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-10 (4) A
5 3 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING –•– Irene Cara (Casablanca)-19 (1) B-
6 2 ELECTRIC AVENUE –•– Eddy Grant (Portrait)-17 (2) A+
7 11 MANIAC –•– Michael Sembello (Casablanca)-10 (7) D
8 4 NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO –•– Sergio Mendes (with Joe Pizzulo & Leza Miller) (A&M)-17 (4)C
9 9 STAND BACK –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-10 (9)B
10 7 WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’ –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-11 (5) A

11 15 IT’S A MISTAKE –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-6 (11) A
12 10 OUR HOUSE –•– Madness (Geffen)-14 (7) A+
13 17 (Keep Feeling) FASCINATION –•– The Human League (A&M)-11 (13) A
14 18 HOT GIRLS IN LOVE –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-9 (14) D
15 16 CUTS LIKE A KNIFE –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-9 (15) B
16 13 COME DANCING –•– The Kinks (Arista)-14 (6) A
17 12 **1999** –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-22 (12) A+
18 20 CHINA GIRL –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-10 (18) A+
19 19 ROCK OF AGES –•– Def Leppard (Mercury)-9 (19) B
20 25 I’LL TUMBLE 4 YA –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-6 (20) A

21 22 SAVED BY ZERO –•– The Fixx (MCA)-11 (21) A
22 26 PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ –•– Taco (RCA)-7 (22) A
23 23 TAKE ME TO HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-8 (23) B
24 24 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING –•– ELO (Jet)-7 (24) B-
25 28 LAWYERS IN LOVE –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-5 (25) B
26 14 BABY JANE –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-11 (14) B
27 35 HUMAN NATURE –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-3 (27) B
28 31 AFTER THE FALL –•– Journey (Columbia)-5 (28) C
29 38 TELL HER ABOUT IT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-2 (29) B
30 32 HUMAN TOUCH –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-5 (30) C

31 33 PIECES OF ICE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-7 (31) C
32 37 THE SAFETY DANCE –•– Men Without Hats (Backstreet)-7 (32)F
33 34 THE BORDER –•– America (Capitol)-8 (33)B
34 21 TOO SHY –•– Kajagoogoo (EMI-America)-16 (5)A
35 50 DON’T CRY –•– Asia (Geffen)-2 (35) C
36 40 FAKE FRIENDS –•– Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (Blackheart)-5 (36)A-
37 42 DEAD GIVEAWAY –•– Shalamar (Solar)-7 (37) C
38 41 ALL TIME HIGH –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-6 (38) B
39 29 STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE –•– The Hollies (Atlantic)-10 (29) B
40 43 IT’S INEVITABLE –•– Charlie (Mirage)-7 (40)C

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