UK Number 1s:  1980s

      

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Click to view YEAR your number 1 falls in:

 

1980   1981   1982   1983   1984

1985   1986   1987   1988   1989

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 A YELLOW background denotes best selling single of the year.

Codes for "Notes" column:  BS = Best Selling single of the year and * = Entered charts at number 1

 

1980
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
449 15 Jan 1980 28 Jan 1980   2 Pretenders - 'Brass In Pocket'
450 29 Jan 1980 11 Feb 1980   2 Specials featuring Rico - 'The Special AKA Live (EP):  Too Much, Too Young'
451 12 Feb 1980 25 Feb 1980   2 Kenny Rogers - 'Coward Of The County'
452 26 Feb 1980 10 Mar 1980   2 Blondie - 'Atomic'
453 11 Mar 1980 17 Mar 1980   1 Fern Kinney - 'Together We Are Beautiful'
454 18 Mar 1980 7 Apr 1980 * 3 Jam - 'Going Underground/The Dreams Of Children'
455 8 Apr 1990 21 Apr 1980   2 Detroit Spinners - 'Working My Way Back To You'
456 22 Apr 1980 28 Apr 1980   1 Blondie - 'Call Me'
457 29 Apr 1980 12 May 1980   2 Dexy's Midnight Runners - 'Geno'
458 13 May 1980 26 May 1980   2 Johnny Logan - 'What's Another Year'
459 27 May 1980 16 Jun 1980   3 Mash - 'Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)'
460 17 Jun 1980 7 Jul 1980   3 Don McLean - 'Crying'
461 8 Jul 1980 21 Jul 1980   2 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra - 'Xanadu'
462 22 Jul 1980 4 Aug 1980   2 Odyssey - 'Use It Up And Wear It Out'
463 5 Aug 1980 18 Aug 1980   2 Abba - 'The Winner Takes It All'
464 19 Aug 1980 1 Sep 1980   2 David Bowie - 'Ashes To Ashes'
465 2 Sep 1980 8 Sep 1980   1 Jam - 'Start'
466 9 Sep 1980 22 Sep 1980   2 Kelly Marie - 'Feels Like I'm In Love'
467 23 Sep 1980 20 Oct 1980 *, BS 4 Police - 'Don't Stand So Close To Me'
468 21 Oct 1980 10 Nov 1980   3 Barbra Streisand - 'Woman In Love'
469 11 Nov 1980 24 Nov 1980   2 Blondie - 'The Tide Is High'
470 25 Nov 1980 15 Dec 1980   3 Abba - 'Super Trouper'
471 16 Dec 1980 22 Dec 1980   1 John Lennon - '(Just Like) Starting Over'
472 23 Dec 1980 5 Jan 1981   2 St Winifred's School Choir - 'There's No One Quite Like Grandma'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1980 = 25

1981
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
473 6 Jan 1981 2 Feb 1981   4 John Lennon - 'Imagine'
474 3 Feb 1981 16 Feb 1981   2 John Lennon - 'Woman'
475 17 Feb 1981 9 Mar 1981   3 Joe Dolce Music Theatre - 'Shaddap You Face'
476 10 Mar 1981 23 Mar 1981   2 Roxy Music - 'Jealous Guy'
477 24 Mar 1981 13 Apr 1981   3 Shakin' Stevens - 'This Ole House'
478 14 Apr 1981 4 May 1981   3 Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up'
479 5 May 1981 8 Jun 1981 * 5 Adam & The Ants - 'Stand And Deliver'
480 9 Jun 1981 22 Jun 1981   2 Smokey Robinson - 'Being With You'
481 23 Jun 1981 6 Jul 1981   2 Michael Jackson - 'One Day In Your Life'
482 7 Jul 1981 27 Jul 1981   3 Specials - 'Ghost Town'
483 28 Jul 1981 24 Aug 1981   4 Shakin' Stevens - 'Green Door'
484 25 Aug 1981 31 Aug 1981   1 Aneka - 'Japanese Boy'
485 1 Sep 1981 14 Sep 1981 BS 2 Soft Cell - 'Tainted Love'
486 15 Sep 1981 12 Oct 1981   4 Adam & The Ants - 'Prince Charming'
487 13 Oct 1981 9 Nov 1981   4 Dave Stewart with Barbara Gaskin - 'It's My Party'
488 10 Nov 1981 16 Nov 1981   1 Police - 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic'
489 17 Nov 1981 30 Nov 1981   2 Queen & David Bowie - 'Under Pressure'
490 1 Dec 1981 7 Dec 1981   1 Julio Iglesias - 'Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)'
491 8 Dec 1991 11 Jan 1982   5 Human League - 'Don't You Want Me'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1981 = 20

1982
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
492 12 Jan 1982 25 Jan 1982   2 Bucks Fizz - 'The Land Of Make Believe'
493 26 Jan 1982 1 Feb 1982   1 Shakin' Stevens - 'Oh Julie'
494 2 Feb 1982 8 Feb 1982   1 Kraftwerk - 'The Model/Computer Love'
495 9 Feb 1982 1 Mar 1982 * 3 Jam - 'Town Called Malice/Precious'
496 2 Mar 1982 22 Mar 1982   3 Tight Fit - 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'
497 23 Mar 1982 12 Apr 1982   3 Goombay Dance Band - 'Seven Tears'
498 13 Apr 1982 19 Apr 1982   1 Bucks Fizz - 'My Camera Never Lies'
499 20 Apr 1982 10 May 1982   3 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - 'Ebony And Ivory'
500 11 May 1982 24 May 1982   2 Nicole - 'A Little Peace'
501 25 May 1982 7 Jun 1982   2 Madness - 'House Of Fun'
502 8 Jun 1982 21 Jun 1982   2 Adam Ant - 'Goody Two Shoes'
503 22 Jun 1982 28 Jun 1982   1 Charlene - 'I've Never Been To Me'
504 29 Jun 1982 12 Jul 1982   2 Captain Sensible - 'Happy Talk'
505 13 Jul 1982 2 Aug 1982   3 Irene Cara - 'Fame'
506 3 Aug 1982 30 Aug 1982 BS 4 Dexy's Midnight Runners with the Emerald Express - 'Come On Eileen'
507 31 Aug 1982 27 Sep 1982   4 Survivor - 'Eye Of The Tiger'
508 28 Sep 1982 18 Oct 1982   3 Musical Youth - 'Pass The Dutchie'
509 19 Oct 1982 8 Nov 1982   3 Culture Club - 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?'
510 9 Nov 1982 29 Nov 1982   3 Eddy Grant - 'I Don't Wanna Dance'
511 30 Nov 1982 13 Dec 1982 * 2 Jam - 'Beat Surrender'
512 14 Dec 1982 10 Jan 1983   4 Renee & Renato - 'Save Your Love'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1982 = 22

1983
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
513 11 Jan 1983 24 Jan 1983   2 Phil Collins - 'You Can't Hurry Love'
514 25 Jan 1983 14 Feb 1983   3 Men At Work - 'Down Under'
515 15 Feb 1983 28 Feb 1983   2 Kajagoogoo - 'Too Shy'
516 1 Mar 1983 7 Mar 1983   1 Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean'
517 8 Mar 1983 21 Mar 1983   2 Bonnie Tyler - 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'
518 22 Mar 1983 4 Apr 1983 * 2 Duran Duran - 'Is There Something I Should Know'
519 5 Apr 1983 25 Apr 1983   3 David Bowie - 'Let's Dance'
520 26 Apr 1983 23 May 1983   4 Spandau Ballet - 'True'
521 24 May 1983 30 May 1983   1 New Edition - 'Candy Girl'
522 31 May 1983 27 Jun 1983   4 Police - 'Every Breath You Take'
523 28 Jun 1983 18 Jul 1983   3 Rod Stewart - 'Baby Jane'
524 19 Jul 1983 8 Aug 1983   3 Paul Young - 'Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)'
525 9 Aug 1983 29 Aug 1983   3 KC & The Sunshine Band - 'Give It Up'
526 30 Aug 1983 19 Sep 1983   3 UB40 - 'Red Red Wine'
527 20 Sep 1983 31 Oct 1983 BS 6 Culture Club - 'Karma Chameleon'
528 1 Nov 1983 5 Dec 1983   5 Billy Joel - 'Uptown Girl'
529 6 Dec 1983 9 Jan 1984   5 Flying Pickets - 'Only You'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1983 = 18

1984
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
530 10 Jan 1984 23 Jan 1984   2 Paul McCartney - 'Pipes Of Peace'
531 24 Jan 1984 27 Feb 1984   5 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'Relax'
532 28 Feb 1984 19 Mar 1984   3 Nena - '99 Red Balloons'
533 20 Mar 1984 30 Apr 1984   6 Lionel Richie - 'Hello'
534 1 May 1984 28 May 1984   4 Duran Duran - 'The Reflex'
535 29 May 1984 11 Jun 1984   2 Wham! - 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go'
536 12 Jun 1984 13 Aug 1984 * 9 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'Two Tribes'
537 14 Aug 1984 3 Sep 1984   3 George Michael - 'Careless Whisper'
538 4 Sep 1984 15 Oct 1984   6 Stevie Wonder - 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'
539 16 Oct 1984 5 Nov 1984   3 Wham! - 'Freedom'
540 6 Nov 1984 26 Nov 1984   3 Chaka Khan - 'I Feel For You'
541 27 Nov 1984 3 Dec 1984   1 Jim Diamond - 'I Should Have Known Better'
542 4 Dec 1984 10 Dec 1984   1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - 'The Power Of Love'
543 11 Dec 1984 14 Jan 1985 *, BS 5 Band Aid - 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1984 = 15

1985
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
544 15 Jan 1985 4 Feb 1985   3 Foreigner - 'I Want To Know What Love Is'
545 5 Feb 1985 4 Mar 1985   4 Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - 'I Know Him So Well'
546 5 Mar 1985 18 Mar 1985   2 Dead Or Alive - 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)'
547 19 Mar 1985 15 Apr 1985   4 Phil Bailey & Phil Collins - 'Easy Lover'
548 16 Apr 1985 29 Apr 1985   2 USA For Africa - 'We Are The World'
549 30 Apr 1985 6 May 1985   1 Phyllis Nelson - 'Move Closer'
550 7 May 1985 10 Jun 1985   5 Paul Hardcastle - '19'
551 11 Jun 1985 24 Jun 1985   2 Crowd - 'You'll Never Walk Alone'
552 25 Jun 1985 22 Jul 1985   4 Sister Sledge - 'Frankie'
553 23 Jul 1985 29 Jul 1985   1 Eurythmics - 'There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)'
554 30 Jul 1985 26 Aug 1985   4 Madonna - 'Into The Groove'
555 27 Aug 1985 2 Sep 1985   1 UB40 with Chrissie Hynde - 'I Got You Babe'
556 3 Sep 1985 30 Sep 1985 * 4 David Bowie & Mick Jagger - 'Dancing In The Street'
557 1 Oct 1985 7 Oct 1985   1 Midge Ure - 'If I Was'
558 8 Oct 1985 11 Nov 1985 BS 5 Jennifer Rush - 'The Power Of Love'
559 12 Nov 1985 25 Nov 1985   2 Feargal Sharkey - 'A Good Heart'
560 26 Nov 1985 9 Dec 1985   2 Wham! - 'I'm Your Man'
561 10 Dec 1985 23 Dec 1985   2 Whitney Houston - 'Saving All My Love For You'
562 24 Dec 1985 6 Jan 1986   2 Shakin' Stevens - 'Merry Christmas Everyone'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1985 = 20

1986
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
563 7 Jan 1986 20 Jan 1986   2 Pet Shop Boys - 'West End Girls'
564 21 Jan 1986 3 Feb 1986   2 A-ha - 'The Sun Always Shines On TV'
565 4 Feb 1986 3 Mar 1986   4 Billy Ocean - 'When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going'
566 4 Mar 1986 24 Mar 1986   3 Diana Ross - 'Chain Reaction'
567 25 Mar 1986 14 Apr 1986   3 Cliff Richard & The Young Ones - 'Living Doll'
568 15 Apr 1986 5 May 1986   3 George Michael - 'A Different Corner'
569 6 May 1986 12 May 1986   1 Falco - 'Rock Me Amadeus'
570 13 May 1986 2 Jun 1986   3 Spitting Image - 'The Chicken Song'
571 3 Jun 1986 23 Jun 1986   3 Doctor & The Medics - 'Spirit In The Sky'
572 24 Jun 1986 7 Jul 1986   2 Wham! - 'The Edge Of Heaven'
573 8 Jul 1986 28 Jul 1986   3 Madonna - 'Papa Don't Preach'
574 29 Jul 1986 18 Aug 1986   3 Chris De Burgh - 'The Lady In Red'
575 19 Aug 1986 8 Sep 1986   3 Boris Gardiner - 'I Wanna Wake Up With You'
576 9 Sep 1986 6 Oct 1986 BS 4 Communards with Sarah Jane Morris - 'Don't Leave Me This Way'
577 7 Oct 1986 13 Oct 1986   1 Madonna - 'True Blue'
578 14 Oct 1986 3 Nov 1986   3 Nick Berry - 'Every Loser Wins'
579 4 Nov 1986 1 Dec 1986   4 Berlin - 'Take My Breath Away' (Love Theme from "Top Gun")
580 2 Dec 1986 15 Dec 1986   2 Europe - 'The Final Countdown'
581 16 Dec 1986 22 Dec 1986   1 Housemartins - 'Caravan Of Love'
582 23 Dec 1986 19 Jan 1987   4 Jackie Wilson - 'Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl In Town)'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1986 = 21

1987
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
583 20 Jan 1987 2 Feb 1987   2 Steve "Silk" Hurley - 'Jack Your Body'
584 3 Feb 1987 16 Feb 1987   2 George Michael & Aretha Franklin - 'I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)'
585 17 Feb 1987 9 Mar 1987   3 Ben E King - 'Stand By Me'
586 10 Mar 1987 23 Mar 1987   2 Boy George - 'Everything I Own'
587 24 Mar 1987 30 Mar 1987   1 Mel & Kim - 'Respectable'
588 31 Mar 1987 20 Apr 1987 * 3 Ferry Aid - 'Let It Be'
589 21 Apr 1987 4 May 1987   2 Madonna - 'La Isla Bonita'
590 5 May 1987 1 Jun 1987   4 Starship - 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now'
591 2 Jun 1987 15 Jun 1987   2 Whitney Houston - 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)'
592 16 Jun 1987 29 Jun 1987   2 Firm - 'Star Trekkin''
593 30 Jun 1987 20 Jul 1987   3 Pet Shop Boys - 'It's A Sin'
594 21 Jul 1987 27 Jul 1987   1 Madonna - 'Who's That Girl?'
595 28 Jul 1987 10 Aug 1987   2 Los Lobos - 'La Bamba'
596 11 Aug 1987 24 Aug 1987   2 Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett - 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You'
597 25 Aug 1987 28 Sep 1987 BS 5 Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up'
          FROM 4TH OCTOBER 1987, CHARTS RUN FROM SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
598 29 Sep 1987 10 Oct 1987   2 M/A/R/R/S  - 'Pump Up The Volume/Antina (The First Time I See She Dance)'
599 11 Oct 1987 7 Nov 1987   4 Bee Gees - 'You Win Again'
600 8 Nov 1987 12 Dec 1987   5 T'Pau - 'China In Your Hand'
601 13 Dec 1987 9 Jan 1988   4 Pet Shop Boys - 'Always On My Mind'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1987 = 20

1988
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
602 10 Jan 1988 23 Jan 1988   2 Belinda Carlisle - 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth'
603 24 Jan 1988 13 Feb 1988   3 Tiffany - 'I Think We're Alone Now'
604 14 Feb 1988 19 Mar 1988   5 Kylie Minogue - 'I Should Be So Lucky'
605 20 Mar 1988 2 Apr 1988   2 Aswad - 'Don't Turn Around'
606 3 Apr 1988 23 Apr 1988   3 Pet Shop Boys - 'Heart'
607 24 Apr 1988 7 May 1988   2 S-Express - 'Theme From S-Express'
608 8 May 1988 14 May 1988   1 Fairground Attraction - 'Perfect'
609 15 May 1988 11 Jun 1988   4 Wet Wet Wet & Billy Bragg - 'With A Little Help From My Friends/She's Leaving Home'
610 12 Jun 1988 18 Jun 1988   1 Timelords - 'Doctorin' The Tardis'
611 19 Jun 1988 2 Jul 1988   2 Bros - 'I Owe You Nothing'
612 3 Jul 1988 30 Jul 1988   4 Glenn Medeiros - 'Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You'
613 31 Jul 1988 3 Sep 1988   5 Yazz & The Plastic Population - 'The Only Way Is Up'
614 4 Sep 1988 17 Sep 1988   2 Phil Collins - 'A Groovy Kind Of Love'
615 18 Sep 1988 1 Oct 1988   2 Hollies - 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'
616 2 Oct 1988 8 Oct 1988   1 U2 - 'Desire'
617 9 Oct 1988 22 Oct 1988   2 Whitney Houston - 'One Moment In Time'
618 23 Oct 1988 12 Nov 1988   3 Enya - 'Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)'
619 13 Nov 1988 3 Dec 1988   3 Robin Beck - 'The First Time'
620 4 Dec 1988 31 Dec 1988 BS 4 Cliff Richard - 'Mistletoe & Wine'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1988 = 20

1989
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
621 1 Jan 1989 21 Jan 1989   3 Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - 'Especially For You'
622 22 Jan 1989 18 Feb 1989   4 Marc Almond with Gene Pitney - 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart'
623 19 Feb 1989 4 Mar 1989   2 Simple Minds - 'Belfast Child'
624 5 Mar 1989 18 Mar 1989   2 Jason Donovan - 'Too Many Broken Hearts'
625 19 Mar 1989 8 Apr 1989   3 Madonna - 'Like A Prayer'
626 9 Apr 1989 6 May 1989   4 Bangles - 'Eternal Flame'
627 7 May 1989 13 May 1989   1 Kylie Minogue - 'Hand On Your Heart'
628 14 May 1989 3 Jun 1989 * 3 Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson & Christians - 'Ferry 'Cross The Mersey'
629 4 Jun 1989 17 Jun 1989 * 2 Jason Donovan - 'Sealed With A Kiss'
630 18 Jun 1989 15 Jul 1989   4 Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler - 'Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)'
631 16 Jul 1989 29 Jul 1989   2 Sonia - 'You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You'
632 30 Jul 1989 2 Sep 1989   5 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - 'Swing The Mood'
633 3 Sep 1989 14 Oct 1989 BS 6 Black Box - 'Ride On Time'
634 15 Oct 1989 4 Nov 1989   3 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - 'That's What I Like'
635 5 Nov 1989 18 Nov 1989   2 Lisa Stansfield - 'All Around The World'
636 19 Nov 1989 9 Dec 1989   3 New Kids On The Block - 'You Got It (The Right Stuff)'
637 10 Dec 1989 16 Dec 1989 * 1 Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - 'Let's Party'
638 17 Dec 1989 6 Jan 1990 * 3 Band Aid II - 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1989 = 19

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