AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF DECEMBER 17, 1983

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American Top 40- The 1980’s- Week of December 17, 1983. Mount Rushmore- In A Big Country- Pink Houses- Holiday and Karma Chameleon. Not an exceptional week but a lot of B’s in this one. Not bad overall.

1 1 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (Columbia)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1) C
2 4 SAY IT ISN’T SO –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-8 (2) B
3 2 ALL NIGHT LONG (All Night) –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-14 (1) B
4 3 UPTOWN GIRL –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-13 (3) B
5 7 UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-7 (5) B
6 5 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-13 (5) B
7 11 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART –•– Yes (Atco)-7 (7) B
8 6 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM –•– Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton (RCA)-17 (1) C
9 12 TWIST OF FATE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (9)C
10 10 CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-9 (10)B+

11 14 UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (11) B+
12 8 CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE –•– Quiet Riot (Pasha)-14 (5)B
13 13 WHY ME? –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-9 (13)C
14 9 CRUMBLIN’ DOWN –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-10 (9) B+
15 18 MAJOR TOM (Coming Home) –•– Peter Schilling (Elektra)-13 (15)B
16 16 SYNCHRONICITY II –•– The Police (A&M)-7 (16) B
17 17 IN A BIG COUNTRY –•– Big Country (Mercury)-9 (17)A+
18 19 BREAK MY STRIDE –•– Matthew Wilder (Private I)-14 (18) B
19 21 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John (Geffen)-8 (19)B
20 24 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– The Romantics (Nemperor)-11 (20)B

21 15 HEART AND SOUL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-15 (8) B
22 22 AIN’T NOBODY –•– Rufus & Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers)-12 (22)B
23 23 SOULS –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-10 (23)C
24 27 READ ‘EM AND WEEP –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-5 (24)C
25 30 RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-4 (25)B
26 26 TIME WILL REVEAL –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-10 (26)C
27 35 KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-3 (27)A
28 29 IF I’D BEEN THE ONE –•– 38 Special (A&M)-6 (28)C
29 31 JOANNA –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-7 (29)C
30 34 THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-4 (30)B

31 32 I STILL CAN’T GET OVER LOVING YOU –•– Ray Parker, Jr. (Arista)-6 (31) C
32 45 PINK HOUSES –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-2 (32)A+
33 39 HOLIDAY –•– Madonna (Sire)-8 (33) A+
34 43 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT –•– Jeffrey Osborne (A&M)-10 (34) B
35 36 I WON’T STAND IN YOUR WAY –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-8 (35)C
36 20 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-11 (10)B+
37 44 GOLD –•– Spandau Ballet (Chrysalis)-5 (37) B
38 46 THE SIGN OF FIRE –•– The Fixx (MCA)-4 (38)C
39 41 WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-9 (39) C
40 40 THE WAY HE MAKES ME FEEL –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9 (40)C

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