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Ultimate Songs of 1983
These are some of the songs that we were dancing to, talking about, and singing along with in 1983.  They were released and/or hit the pop charts in that year.  While you will see many top hits, they are not all well known, and a few never even made a mark on the U.S. pop charts.

You may find the list helpful in reunion planning, trivia games, or simply for browsing.

Just click on the song title for lyrics and for a list of compilation albums on which the song appears.

You can also get a list of all Ultimate '80s Songs sorted by artist or by song title.


Patti Austin & James Ingram/Baby, Come to Me
Michael Jackson/Billie Jean
Dexys Midnight Runners/Come on Eileen
Men At Work/Down Under
Police/Every Breath You Take
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton/Islands in the Stream
David Bowie/Let's Dance
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson/Say, Say, Say
Eurythmics/Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Bonnie Tyler/Total Eclipse of the Heart
Culture Club/Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Eddy Grant/Electric Avenue
Greg Kihn Band/Jeopardy
Air Supply/Making Love out of Nothing at All
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band/Shame on the Moon
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney/The Girl is Mine
Culture Club/Time (Clock of the Heart)
Don Henley/Dirty Laundry
Duran Duran/Hungry Like the Wolf
Styx/Mr. Roboto
Men At Work/Overkill
Men Without Hats/Safety Dance
Marvin Gaye/Sexual Healing
Stray Cats/Stray Cat Strut
Duran Duran/Is There Something I Should Know
Fixx/One Thing Leads to Another
Taco/Puttin' on the Ritz
Spandau Ballet/True
Pretenders/Back on the Chain Gang
Quiet Riot/Cum on Feel the Noize
After the Fire/Der Kommissar
Pat Benatar/Love is a Battlefield
Thomas Dolby/She Blinded Me With Science
Kajagoogoo/Too Shy
Kinks/Come Dancing
Styx/Don't Let It End
Prince/Little Red Corvette
Madness/Our House
Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle/You and I
Naked Eyes/Always Something There to Remind Me
Clash/Rock the Casbah
Talking Heads/Burning Down the House
Motels/Suddenly Last Summer
David Bowie/China Girl
Dionne Warwick/Heartbreaker
Tubes/She's A Beauty
Bryan Adams/Straight From the Heart
Golden Earring/Twilight Zone
Naked Eyes/Promises, Promises
Adam Ant/Goody Two Shoes
Def Leppard/Photograph
Frida/I Know There's Something Going On
Sammy Hagar/Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy
Peter Schilling/Major Tom (Coming Home)
David Bowie/Modern Love
Duran Duran/Rio
Billy Joel/Allentown
Big Country/In a Big Country
Joe Jackson/Breaking Us in Two
Eric Clapton/I've Got a Rock and Roll Heart
ABC/The Look of Love
Robert Plant/Big Log
Fixx/Saved By Zero
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers/You Got Lucky
Little River Band/We Two
Journey/Send Her My Love
Stephen Bishop/It Might Be You
ABC/Poison Arrow
Flock of Seagulls/Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)
Moving Pictures/What About Me
Thompson Twins/Lies
Chris DeBurgh/Don't Pay The Ferryman
Asia/The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Elvis Costello/Everyday I Write the Book
Martin Briley/Salt in My Tears
Billy Idol/White Wedding
ZZ Top/Gimme All Your Lovin'
Charlie/It's Inevitable
Weather Girls/It's Raining Men
Clash/Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Wall of Voodoo/Mexican Radio
Total Coelo/I Eat Cannibals
Modern English/I Melt With You
Plimsouls/A Million Miles Away
Lindsey Buckingham/Holiday Road
Violent Femmes/Blister in the Sun
Violent Femmes/Prove My Love
Mental As Anything/Spirit Got Lost
Culture Club/Victims
Neil Young/Wonderin'
Styx/Haven't We Been Here Before
Toto/I Won't Hold You Back
INXS/The One Thing
ZZ Top/Sharp Dressed Man
Michael Jackson/Beat It
Michael Jackson/Human Nature

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