The number 1 songs on the BillBoard Hot 100 Singles Chart, from 1 January 1980 till 31 December 1989.

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1980 (17)

Dec 22 – Jan 4 Escape Rupert Holmes Lyrics
Jan 5 – Jan 18 Please Don’t Go KC and the Sunshine Band Lyrics
Jan 12 – Jan 18 Escape Rupert Holmes Lyrics
Jan 19 – Feb 15 Rock With You Michael Jackson Lyrics
Feb 16 – Feb 22 Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille Lyrics
Feb 23 – Mar 21 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen Lyrics
Mar 22 – Apr 18 Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd Lyrics
Apr 19 – May 30 Call Me Blondie Lyrics
May 31 – Jun 27 Funkytown Lipps Inc. Lyrics
Jun 28 – Jul 18 Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) Paul McCartney & Wings Lyrics
Jul 19 – Aug 1 It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Joel Lyrics
Aug 2 – Aug 29 Magic Olivia Newton-John Lyrics
Aug 30 – Sept 5 Sailing Christopher Cross Lyrics
Sept 6 – Oct 3 Upside Down Diana Ross Lyrics
Oct 4 – Oct 24 Another One Bites the Dust Queen Lyrics
Oct 25 – Nov 14 Woman in Love Barbra Streisand Lyrics
Nov 15 – Dec 26 Lady Kenny Rogers Lyrics
Dec 27 – Jan 30 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon Lyrics

1981 (18)

Dec 27 – Jan 30 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon Lyrics
Jan 31 – Feb 6 The Tide Is High Blondie Lyrics
Feb 7 – Feb 20 Celebration Kool & The Gang Lyrics
Feb 21 – Mar 6 9 to 5 Dolly Parton Lyrics
Mar 7 – Mar 20 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt Lyrics
Mar 21 – Mar 27 Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon Lyrics
Mar 28 – Apr 10 Rapture Blondie Lyrics
Apr 11 – May 1 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates Lyrics
May 2 – May 15 Morning Train (Nine To Five) Sheena Easton Lyrics
May 16 – Jun 19 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes Lyrics
Jun 20 – Jun 26 Medley Stars on 45
Jun 27 – Jul 24 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes Lyrics
Jul 25 – Jul 31 The One That You Love Air Supply Lyrics
Aug 1 – Aug 14 Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield Lyrics
Aug 15 – Oct 16 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Lyrics
Oct 17 – Nov 6 Arthur’s Theme Christopher Cross Lyrics
Nov 7 – Nov 20 Private Eyes Hall & Oates Lyrics
Nov 21 – Jan 29 Physical Olivia Newton-John Lyrics

1982 (16)

Nov 21 – Jan 29 Physical Olivia Newton-John Lyrics
Jan 30 – Feb 5 I Can’t Go for That Hall & Oates Lyrics
Feb 6 – Mar 19 Centerfold J. Geils Band Lyrics
Mar 20 – May 7 I Love Rock n’ Roll Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Lyrics
May 8 – May 14 Chariots of Fire theme Vangelis
May 15 – Jul 2 Ebony and Ivory Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder Lyrics
Jul 3 – Jul 23 Don’t You Want Me The Human League Lyrics
Jul 24 – Sep 3 Eye of the Tiger Survivor Lyrics
Sep 4 – Sep 17 Abracadabra The Steve Miller Band Lyrics
Sep 18 – Oct 1 Hard to Say I’m Sorry Chicago Lyrics
Oct 2 – Oct 29 Jack & Diane John Mellencamp Lyrics
Oct 30 – Nov 5 Who Can It Be Now? Men at Work Lyrics
Nov 6 – Nov 26 Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes Lyrics
Nov 27 – Dec 10 Truly Lionel Richie Lyrics
Dec 11- Dec 17 Mickey Toni Basil Lyrics
Dec 18 – Jan 14 Maneater Hall & Oates Lyrics

1983 (17)

Dec 18 – Jan 14 Maneater Hall & Oates Lyrics
Jan 15 – Feb 11 Down Under Men at Work Lyrics
Feb 12 – Feb 18 Africa Toto Lyrics
Feb 19 – Mar 4 Baby, Come To Me Patti Austin &. James Ingram Lyrics
Mar 5 – Apr 22 Billie Jean Michael Jackson Lyrics
Apr 23 – Apr 29 Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners Lyrics
Apr 30 – May 20 Beat It Michael Jackson Lyrics
May 21 – May 27 Let’s Dance David Bowie Lyrics
May 28 – Jul 8 Flashdance. (What A Feeling) Irene Cara Lyrics
Jul 9 – Sep 2 Every Breath You Take The Police Lyrics
Sep 3 – Sep 9 Sweet Dreams Eurythmics Lyrics
Sep 10 – Sep 23 Maniac Michael Sembello Lyrics
Sep 24 – Sep 30 Tell Her About It Billy Joel Lyrics
Oct 1 – Oct 28 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler Lyrics
Oct 29 – Nov 11 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Lyrics
Nov 12 – Dec 9 All Night Long Lionel Richie Lyrics
Dec 10 – Jan 20 Say Say Say Paul McCartney &  Michael Jackson Lyrics

1984 (20)

Dec 10 – Jan 20 Say Say Say Paul McCartney feat. Michael Jackson Lyrics
Jan 21 – Feb 3 Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes Lyrics
Feb 4 – Feb 24 Karma Chameleon Culture Club Lyrics
Feb 25 – Mar 20 Jump Van Halen Lyrics
Mar 31 – Apr 20 Footloose Kenny Loggins Lyrics
Apr 21 – May 11 Against All Odds Phil Collins Lyrics
May 12 – May 25 Hello Lionel Richie Lyrics
May 26 – Jun 8 Let’s Hear It For the Boy Deniece Williams Lyrics
Jun 9 – Jun 22 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper Lyrics
Jun 23 – Jul 6 The Reflex Duran Duran Lyrics
Jul 7 – Aug 10 When Doves Cry Prince Lyrics
Aug 11 – Aug 31 Ghostbusters Ray Parker, Jr. Lyrics
Sep 1 – Sep 21 What’s Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner Lyrics
Sep 22 – Sep 28 Missing You John Waite Lyrics
Sep 29 – Oct 12 Let’s Go Crazy Prince & The Revolution Lyrics
Oct 13 – Nov 2 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder Lyrics
Nov 3 – Nov 16 Caribbean Queen Billy Ocean Lyrics
Nov 17 – Dec 7 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham! Lyrics
Dec 8 – Dec 21 Out of Touch Hall & Oates Lyrics
Dec 22 – Feb 1 Like a Virgin Madonna Lyrics

1985 (27)

Dec 22 – Feb 1 Like a Virgin Madonna Lyrics
Feb 2 – Feb 15 I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner Lyrics
Feb 16 – Mar 8 Careless Whisper Wham! Lyrics
Mar 9 – Mar 29 Can’t Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon Lyrics
Mar 30 – Apr 12 One More Night Phil Collins Lyrics
Apr 13 – May 10 We Are The World USA For Africa Lyrics
May 11 – May 17 Crazy for You Madonna Lyrics
May 18 – May 24 Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds Lyrics
May 25 – June 7 Everything She Wants Wham! Lyrics
Jun 8 – Jun 21 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears Lyrics
Jun 22 – Jul 5 Heaven Bryan Adams Lyrics
Jul 6 – Jul 12 Sussudio Phil Collins Lyrics
Jul 13 – Jul 26 A View to a Kill Duran Duran Lyrics
Jul 27 – Aug 2 Everytime You Go Away Paul Young Lyrics
Aug 3 – Aug 23 Shout Tears For Fears Lyrics
Aug 24 – Sep 6 The Power of Love Huey Lewis & The News Lyrics
Sep 7 – Sep 20 St. Elmo’s Fire John Parr Lyrics
Sep 21 – Oct 11 Money For Nothing Dire Straits Lyrics
Oct 12 – Oct 18 Oh Sheila Ready For the World Lyrics
Oct 19 – Oct 25 Take On Me a-ha Lyrics
Oct 26 – Nov 1 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston Lyrics
Nov 2 – Nov 8 Part Time Lover Stevie Wonder Lyrics
Nov 9 – Nov 15 Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer
Nov 16 – Nov 29 We Built This City Starship Lyrics
Nov 30 – Dec 6 Separate Lives Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin Lyrics
Dec 7 – Dec 20 Broken Wings Mr. Mister Lyrics
Dec 21 – Jan 17 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie Lyrics

1986 (31)

Dec 21 – Jan 17 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie Lyrics
Jan 18 – Feb 14 That’s What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder Lyrics
Feb 15 – Feb 28 How Will I Know Whitney Houston Lyrics
Mar 1 – Mar 14 Kyrie Mr. Mister Lyrics
Mar 15 – Mar 21 Sara Starship Lyrics
Mar 22 – Mar 28 These Dreams Heart Lyrics
Mar 29 – Apr 18 Rock Me Amadeus Falco
Apr 19 – May 2 Kiss Prince Lyrics
May 3 – May 9 Addicted to Love Robert Palmer Lyrics
May 10 – May 16 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys Lyrics
May 17 – June 6 Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston Lyrics
June 7 – June 13 Live to Tell Madonna Lyrics
June 14 – July 4 On My Own Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald Lyrics
July 5 – July 11 There’ll Be Sad Songs Billy Ocean Lyrics
July 12 – July 18 Holding Back the Years Simply Red Lyrics
July 19 – July 25 Invisible Touch Genesis Lyrics
July 26 – Aug. 1 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel Lyrics
Aug. 2 – Aug. 15 Glory of Love Peter Cetera Lyrics
Aug. 16 – Aug. 29 Papa Don’t Preach Madonna Lyrics
Aug. 30 – Sep 5 Higher Love Steve Winwood Lyrics
Sep 6 – Sep 12 Venus Bananarama Lyrics
Sep 13 – Sep 19 Take My Breath Away Berlin Lyrics
Sep 20 – Oct 10 Stuck with You Huey Lewis & the News Lyrics
Oct 11 – Oct 24 When I Think of You Janet Jackson Lyrics
Oct 25 – Nov 7 True Colors Cyndi Lauper Lyrics
Nov 8 – Nov 21 Amanda Boston Lyrics
Nov 22 – Nov 28 Human Human League Lyrics
Nov 29 – Dec 5 You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi Lyrics
Dec 6 – Dec12 The Next Time I Fall Peter Cetera feat. Amy Grant Lyrics
Dec 13 – Dec 19 The Way It Is Bruce Hornsby & the Range Lyrics
Dec 20 – Jan 16 Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles Lyrics

1987 (30)

Dec 20- Jan 16 Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles Lyrics
Jan 17 – Jan 23 Shake You Down Gregory Abbott Lyrics
Jan 24 – Feb. 6 At this Moment Billy Vera & The Beaters Lyrics
Feb 7 – Feb 13 Open Your Heart Madonna
Feb 14 – Mar 13 Livin’ On a Prayer Bon Jovi Lyrics
Mar 14 – Mar 11 Jacob’s Ladder Huey Lewis & the News Lyrics
Mar 21 – Apr 3 Lean On Me Club Nouveau Lyrics
Apr 4 – Apr 17 Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship Lyrics
Apr 18 – May 1 I Knew You Were Waiting Aretha Franklin & George Michael Lyrics
May 2 – May 15 (I Just) Died In Your Arms Cutting Crew Lyrics
May 16 – Jun 5 With Or Without You U2 Lyrics
Jun 6 – Jun 12 You Keep Me Hangin’ On Kim Wilde Lyrics
Jun 13 – Jun 19 Always Atlantic Starr Lyrics
Jun 20 – Jun 6 Head to Toe Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Lyrics
Jun 27 – Jul 10 I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston Lyrics
Jul 11 – Jul 31 Alone Heart Lyrics
Aug 1 – Aug 7 Shakedown Bob Seger Lyrics
Aug 8 – Aug 21 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2 Lyrics
Aug 22 – Aug 28 Who’s That Girl Madonna Lyrics
Aug 29 – Sep 18 La Bamba Los Lobos Lyrics
Sep 19 – Sep 25 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You Michael Jackson Lyrics
Sep 26 – Oct 9 Didn’t We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston Lyrics
Oct 10 – Oct 16 Here I Go Again Whitesnake Lyrics
Oct 17 – Oct 23 Lost In Emotion Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Lyrics
Oct 24 – Nov 6 Bad Michael Jackson Lyrics
Nov 7 – Nov 20 I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany Lyrics
Nov 21 – Nov 27 Mony Mony “Live” Billy Idol Lyrics
Nov 28 – Dec 4 (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes Lyrics
Dec 5 – Dec 11 Heaven Is a Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle Lyrics
Dec 12 – Jan. 8 Faith George Michael Lyrics

1988 (33)

Dec 12 – Jan 8 Faith George Michael Lyrics
Jan 9 – Jan 15 So Emotional Whitney Houston Lyrics
Jan 16 – Jan 22 Got My Mind Set on You George Harrison Lyrics
Jan 23 – Jan. 29 The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson Lyrics
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 Need You Tonight INXS Lyrics
Feb 6 – Feb. 19 Could’ve Been Tiffany Lyrics
Feb. 20 – Feb. 26 Seasons Change Exposé Lyrics
Feb 27 – Mar 11 Father Figure George Michael Lyrics
Mar 12 – Mar 20 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley Lyrics
Mar 26 – Apr 8 Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson Lyrics
Apr 9 – Apr 22 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean Lyrics
Apr 23 – May 6 Where Do Broken Hearts Go Whitney Houston Lyrics
May 7 – May 13 Wishing Well Terence Trent D’Arby Lyrics
May 14 – May 27 Anything For You Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Lyrics
May 28 – Jun 17 One More Try George Michael Lyrics
Jun 18 – Jun 24 Together Forever Rick Astley Lyrics
Jun 25 – Jul 1 Foolish Beat Debbie Gibson Lyrics
Jul 2 – Jul 8 Dirty Diana Michael Jackson Lyrics
Jul 9 – Jul 22 The Flame Cheap Trick Lyrics
Jul 23 – Jul 29 Hold On to The Nights Richard Marx Lyrics
Jul 30 – Aug 26 Roll With It Steve Winwood Lyrics
Aug 27 – Sep 9 Monkey George Michael Lyrics
Sep 10 – Sep 23 Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns N’ Roses Lyrics
Sep 24 – Oct 7 Don’t Worry Be Happy Bobby McFerrin Lyrics
Oct 8 – Oct 14 Love Bites Def Leppard Lyrics
Oct 15 – Oct 21 Red Red Wine UB40 Lyrics
Oct 22 – Nov 4 Groovy Kind Of Love Phil Collins Lyrics
Nov 5 – Nov 11 Kokomo The Beach Boys Lyrics
Nov 12 – Nov 18 Wild, Wild West The Escape Club Lyrics
Nov 19 – Dec 2 Bad Medicine Bon Jovi Lyrics
Dec 3 – Dec 9 Baby, I Love Your Way Will To Power Lyrics
Dec 10 – Dec 23 Look Away Chicago Lyrics
Dec 24 – Jan 13 Every Rose Has Its Thorn Poison Lyrics

1989 (33)

Dec 24- Jan 13 Every Rose Has Its Thorn Poison Lyrics
Jan 14 – Jan 20 My Prerogative Bobby Brown Lyrics
Jan 21 – Feb 3 Two Hearts Phil Collins Lyrics
Feb 4 – Feb 10 When I’m With You Sheriff Lyrics
Feb 11 – Mar 3 Straight Up Paula Abdul Lyrics
Mar 4 – Mar 24 Lost In Your Eyes Debbie Gibson Lyrics
Mar 25 – Mar 3 The Living Years Mike & The Mechanics Lyrics
Apr 1 – Apr 7 Eternal Flame The Bangles Lyrics
Apr 8 – Apr 14 The Look Roxette Lyrics
Apr 15 – Apr 21 She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals Lyrics
Apr 22 – May 12 Like a Prayer Madonna Lyrics
May 13 – May 19 I’ll Be There for You Bon Jovi Lyrics
May 20 – Jun 2 Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul Lyrics
Jun 3 – Jun 9 Rock On Michael Damian Lyrics
Jun 10 – Jun 16 Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Lyrics
Jun 17 – Jun 23 I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) New Kids On The Block Lyrics
Jun 24 – Jun 30 Satisfied Richard Marx Lyrics
Jul 1 – Jul 7 Baby Don’t Forget My Number Milli Vanilli Lyrics
Jul 8 – Jul 14 Good Thing Fine Young Cannibals Lyrics
Jul 15 – Jul 21 If You Don’t Know Me By Now Simply Red
Jul 22 – Aug 4 Toy Soldiers Martika Lyrics
Aug 5 – Aug 11 Batdance Prince
Aug 12 – Sep 1 Right Here Waiting Richard Marx Lyrics
Sep 2 – Sep 8 Cold Hearted Paula Abdul Lyrics
Sep 9 – Sep 15 Hangin’ Tough New Kids On The Block Lyrics
Sep 16 – Sep 22 Don’t Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan Lyrics
Sep 23 – Oct 6 Girl I’m Gonna Miss You Milli Vanilli Lyrics
Oct 7 – Nov 3 Miss You Much Janet Jackson Lyrics
Nov 4 – Nov 10 Listen to Your Heart Roxette Lyrics
Nov 11 – Nov 24 When I See You Smile Bad English Lyrics
Nov 25 – Dec 9 Blame It On the Rain Milli Vanilli Lyrics
Dec 9 – Dec 22 We Didn’t Start The Fire Billy Joel Lyrics
Dec 23 – Jan 13 Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins Lyrics

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Source: Billboard Charts