Sunday, December 31, 1989

USA: #1 Pop Songs, 1980-1989

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

1980-1989

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 1980 to 1989. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

  • Billboard Hot 100 chart, 1955-present (BB)
  • Billboard pop airplay chart, 1984-present (BA)
  • Cashbox, 1950-1996 (CB)
  • Hit Records, 1954-1982 (HR)
  • Radio & Records/Mediabase, 1973-present (RR)
Numbers following the letter codes indicate how many weeks the song spent at #1 on that chart. Note that those songs topping the Billboard Hot 100 are in blue, indicating a link, specifically to Stereogum.com and its pages on every Billboard #1 from 1958 to 1987.

Click here to access a full list of #1 songs from 1890 to present.


1980:

  1. 1/5: KC & the Sunshine Band “Please Don’t Go” (BB: 1 week)
  2. 1/11: Eagles “The Long Run” (RR: 2)
  3. 1/12: Michael Jackson “Rock with You” (BB: 4, CB: 3, HR: 2)
  4. 1/25: Fleetwood Mac “Sara” (RR: 1)

  5. 2/1: Dan Fogelberg “Longer” (CB: 1, RR: 2)
  6. 2/2: Captain & Tennille “Do That to Me One More Time” (BB: 1, CB: 1, HR: 1)
  7. 2/2: Kenny Rogers “Coward of the County” (CB: 1, HR: 1)
  8. 2/15: Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (BB: 4, CB: 3, HR: 2, RR: 3)
  9. 2/16: Smokey Robinson “Cruisin’” (CB: 1)

  10. 3/1: KC & Teri DeSario “Yes I’m Ready” (HR: 1)
  11. 3/8: Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (BB: 4, CB: 3, HR: 5, RR: 3)
  12. 3/8: Donna Summer “On the Radio” (HR: 1)
  13. 3/28: Blondie “Call Me” (BB: 6, CB: 7, HR: 6, RR: 6)

  14. 5/9: Ambrosia “Biggest Part of Me” (RR: 1)
  15. 5/31: Lipps Inc. “Funkytown” (BB: 4, CB: 5, HR: 4)

  16. 6/6: Bette Midler “The Rose” (CB: 1, HR: 1, RR: 1)
  17. 6/13: Paul McCartney “Coming Up (live at Glasgow)” (BB: 3, RR: 1)
  18. 6/20: Billy Joel “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” (BB: 2, CB: 3, HR: 4, RR: 4)

  19. 7/18: Olivia Newton-John “Magic” (BB: 4, CB: 3, HR: 3, RR: 2)

  20. 8/1: Christopher Cross “Sailing” (BB: 1, CB: 2, HR: 1, RR: 4)
  21. 8/23: The S.O.S. Band “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” (CB: 1)
  22. 8/29: Air Supply “All Out of Love” (HR: 2, RR: 2)

  23. 9/6: Diana Ross “Upside Down” (BB: 4, CB: 3, HR: 2, RR: 1)
  24. 9/19: Paul Simon “Late in the Evening” (RR: 2)

  25. 10/3: The Doobie Brothers “Real Love” (RR: 2)
  26. 10/4: Queen “Another One Bites the Dust” (BB: 3, CB: 4, HR: 6)
  27. 10/17: Barbra Streisand “Woman in Love” (BB: 3, CB: 2, HR: 1, RR: 3)

  28. 11/7: Kenny Rogers “Lady” (BB: 6, CB: 4, HR: 5, RR: 5)

  29. 12/6: Stevie Wonder “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” (CB: 1)
  30. 12/12: Neil Diamond “Love on the Rocks” (RR: 1)
  31. 12/19: John Lennon “Just Like Starting Over” (BB: 5, CB: 5, HR: 5, RR: 2)

1981:

  1. 1/16: Blondie “The Tide Is High” (BB: 1, CB: 2, HR: 2, RR: 3)

  2. 2/6: John Lennon “Woman” (CB: 1, RR: 4)
  3. 2/7: Kool & the Gang “Celebration” (BB: 2, CB: 1, HR: 1)
  4. 2/21: Dolly Parton “9 to 5” (BB: 2, CB: 1, HR: 5)
  5. 2/21: Eddie Rabbitt “I Love a Rainy Night” (BB: 2, CB: 1)

  6. 3/6: Styx “The Best of Times” (RR: 3)
  7. 3/7: REO Speedwagon “Keep on Loving You” (BB: 1, CB: 1, HR: 1)
  8. 3/27: Daryl Hall & John Oates “Kiss on My List” (BB: 3, CB: 1, HR: 1, RR: 2)
  9. 3/28: Blondie “Rapture” (BB: 2, CB: 2, HR: 2)

  10. 4/10: Steve Winwood “While You See a Chance” (RR: 1)
  11. 4/17: Bill Withers with Grover Washington Jr. “Just the Two of Us” (RR: 2)
  12. 4/18: Sheena Easton “Morning Train (Nine to Five)” (BB: 2, CB: 5, HR: 3)

  13. 5/1: Smokey Robinson “Being with You” (CB: 1, HR: 1, RR: 2)
  14. 5/15: Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” (BB: 9, CB: 5, HR: 5, RR: 5)
  15. 5/16: Juice Newton “Angel of the Morning” (HR: 1)

  16. 6/13: Stars on 45 (aka Starsound) “Medley I (aka ‘Stars on 45’)” (BB: 1, CB: 2, HR: 1)
  17. 6/19: George Harrison “All Those Years Ago” (RR: 2)

  18. 7/3: Air Supply “The One That You Love” (BB: 1, CB: 1, HR: 1, RR: 3)
  19. 7/18: Joey Scarbury “Believe It or Not (Theme from ‘Greatest American Hero’)” (CB: 1, HR: 2, RR: 1)
  20. 7/25: Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl” (BB: 2, CB: 1, HR: 2)
  21. 7/31: The Pointer Sisters “Slow Hand” (RR: 2)

  22. 8/1: The Oak Ridge Boys “Elvira” (CB: 1)
  23. 8/14: Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (BB: 9, CB: 9, HR: 9, RR: 5)

  24. 9/18: Journey “Who’s Crying Now” (RR: 1)
  25. 9/25: Christopher Cross “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” (BB: 3, CB: 4, HR: 3, RR: 4)

  26. 10/23: Daryl Hall & John Oates “Private Eyes” (BB: 2, CB: 1, HR: 2, RR: 2)

  27. 11/6: Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (RR: 6)
  28. 11/21: Olivia Newton-John “Physical” (BB: 10, CB: 8, HR: 9)

  29. 12/18: Daryl Hall & John Oates “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” (BB: 1, CB: 2, HR: 1, RR: 6)

1982:

  1. 1/30: J. Geils Band “Centerfold” (BB: 6, CB: 6, HR: 5)

  2. 2/12: Journey “Open Arms” (CB: 1, HR: 1, RR: 7)

  3. 3/13: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts “I Love Rock and Roll” (BB: 7, CB: 5, HR: 5)

  4. 4/2: Olivia Newton-John “Make a Move on Me” (RR: 1)
  5. 4/3: Stevie Wonder “That Girl” (CB: 1)
  6. 4/9: Rick Springfield “Don’t Talk to Strangers” (RR: 5)

  7. 5/1: Vangelis “Chariots of Fire – Titles” (BB: 1, CB: 2)
  8. 5/14: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony and Ivory” (BB: 7, CB: 6, RR: 4)

  9. 6/11: Toto “Rosanna” (RR: 4)
  10. 6/26: The Human League “Don’t You Want Me?” (BB: 3, CB: 1)

  11. 7/9: Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” (BB: 6, CB: 4, RR: 5)
  12. 7/24: John Cougar Mellencamp “Hurts So Good” (CB: 1)

  13. 8/13: Chicago “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” (BB: 2, RR: 4)
  14. 8/26: Steve Miller Band “Abracadabra” (BB: 2, CB: 5)

  15. 9/10: John Cougar Mellencamp “Jack and Diane” (BB: 4, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  16. 10/1: Michael McDonald “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” (RR: 3)
  17. 10/22: Fleetwood Mac “Gypsy” (RR: 1)
  18. 10/23: Men at Work “Who Can It Be Now?” (BB: 1, CB: 2)
  19. 10/29: Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes “Up Where We Belong” (BB: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  20. 11/19: Lionel Richie “Truly” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  21. 11/26: Daryl Hall & John Oates “Maneater” (BB: 4, CB: 5, RR: 4)
  22. 11/27: Laura Branigan “Gloria” (CB: 1)

  23. 12/11: Toni Basil “Mickey” (BB: 1)

1983:

  1. 1/7: Men at Work “Down Under” (BB: 4, CB: 5, RR: 5)

  2. 2/5: Toto “Africa” (BB: 1)
  3. 2/11: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band “Shame on the Moon” (RR: 1)
  4. 2/18: Culture Club “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” (CB: 1, RR: 2)
  5. 2/19: Patti Austin & James Ingram “Baby, Come to Me” (BB: 2)

  6. 3/4: Lionel Richie “You Are” (RR: 1)
  7. 3/5: Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (BB: 7, CB: 6, RR: 2)
  8. 3/25: Journey “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (RR: 2)

  9. 4/8: Greg Kihn Band “Jeopardy” (RR: 3)
  10. 4/23: Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  11. 4/29: Michael Jackson “Beat It” (BB: 3, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  12. 4/30: Styx “Mr. Roboto” (CB: 1)

  13. 5/6: Men at Work “Overkill” (RR: 3)
  14. 5/21: David Bowie “Let’s Dance” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  15. 5/27: Irene Cara “Flashdance...What a Feelin’” (BB: 6, CB: 6, RR: 5)

  16. 7/1: The Police “Every Breath You Take” (BB: 8, CB: 7, RR: 8)
  17. 7/9: Eddy Grant “Electric Avenue” (CB: 1)

  18. 8/26: Michael Sembello “Maniac” (BB: 2, RR: 1)

  19. 9/2: Billy Joel “Tell Her About It” (BB: 1, RR: 3)
  20. 9/3: Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” (BB: 1, CB: 2)
  21. 9/17: Taco “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (CB: 2)
  22. 9/23: Bonnie Tyler “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (BB: 4, CB: 4, RR: 3)

  23. 10/1: Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance” (CB: 1)
  24. 10/14: The Police “King of Pain” (RR: 2)
  25. 10/28: Lionel Richie “All Night Long (All Night)” (BB: 4, CB: 3, RR: 3)
  26. 10/29: Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton “Islands in the Stream” (BB: 2, CB: 2)

  27. 11/18: Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson “Say, Say, Say” (BB: 6, CB: 3, RR: 5)

  28. 12/31: Duran Duran “Union of the Snake” (CB: 2)

1984:

  1. 1/6: Yes “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  2. 1/20: Culture Club “Karma Chameleon” (BB: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  3. 2/10: Michael Jackson “Thriller” (RR: 1)
  4. 2/17: Van Halen “Jump” (BB: 5, CB: 2, RR: 5)

  5. 3/10: Nena “99 Red Balloons” (CB: 1)
  6. 3/17: Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (CB: 2)
  7. 3/23: Kenny Loggins “Footloose” (BB: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  8. 4/13: Phil Collins “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” (BB: 3, CB: 3, RR: 4)

  9. 5/11: Deniece Williams “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  10. 5/12: Lionel Richie “Hello” (BB: 2, CB: 2)

  11. 6/1: Cyndi Lauper “Time After Time” (BB: 2, CB: 1, RR: 3)
  12. 6/16: Duran Duran “The Reflex” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  13. 6/29: Bruce Springsteen “Dancing in the Dark” (CB: 2, RR: 1)

  14. 7/6: Prince “When Doves Cry” (BB: 5, CB: 4, RR: 4)

  15. 8/3: Ray Parker Jr. “Ghostbusters” (BB: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  16. 8/24: Lionel Richie “Stuck on You” (RR: 1)
  17. 8/25: Tina Turner “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” (BB: 3, CB: 3)
  18. 8/31: John Waite “Missing You” (BB: 1, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  19. 9/14: Prince & the Revolution “Let’s Go Crazy” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 4)

  20. 10/12: Chicago “Hard Habit to Break” (RR: 1)
  21. 10/13: Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 4, RR: 2)

  22. 11/2: Prince & the Revolution “Purple Rain” (BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  23. 11/3: Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)” (BB: 2)
  24. 11/10: Wham! “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (BB: 3, BA: 4, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  25. 11/30: Daryl Hall & John Oates “Out of Touch” (BB: 2, BA: 2, RR: 1)

  26. 12/7: Duran Duran “The Wild Boys” (CB: 2, RR: 1)
  27. 12/8: Chaka Khan “I Feel for You” (CB: 1)
  28. 12/14: Madonna “Like a Virgin” (BB: 6, BA: 5, CB: 5, RR: 3)

1985:

  1. 1/18: Chicago “You’re the Inspiration” (BA: 1, RR: 1)
  2. 1/25: Foreigner “I Want to Know What Love Is” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR, 2)

  3. 2/8: George Michael “Careless Whisper” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 4, RR: 2)
  4. 2/9: Philip Bailey with Phil Collins “Easy Lover” (CB: 1)
  5. 2/22: REO Speedwagon “Can’t Fight This Feeling” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 4)

  6. 3/22: Madonna “Material Girl” (CB: 1, RR: 1)
  7. 3/29: Phil Collins “One More Night” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  8. 4/5: U.S.A. for Africa “We Are the World” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 5, RR: 3)
  9. 4/26: Madonna “Crazy for You” (BB: 1, BA: 1, RR: 2)

  10. 5/10: Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget about Me” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  11. 5/24: Wham! “Everything She Wants” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  12. 5/31: Tears for Fears “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  13. 6/14: Bryan Adams “Heaven” (BB: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  14. 6/21: Phil Collins “Sussudio” (BB: 1, BA: 4, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  15. 7/5: Prince “Raspberry Beret” (BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  16. 7/12: Duran Duran “A View to a Kill” (BB: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  17. 7/19: Paul Young “Everytime You Go Away” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  18. 7/26: Tears for Fears “Shout” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)

  19. 8/16: Huey Lewis & the News “The Power of Love” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)

  20. 9/6: John Parr “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  21. 9/13: Dire Straits “Money for Nothing” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 4, RR: 3)

  22. 10/4: a-ha “Take on Me” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  23. 10/12: Ready for the World “Oh Sheila” (BB: 1)
  24. 10/25: Stevie Wonder “Part-Time Lover” (BB: 1, BA: 3, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  25. 10/26: Whitney Houston “Saving All My Love for You” (BB: 1)

  26. 11/8: Starship “We Built This City” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  27. 11/9: Jan Hammer “Miami Vice Theme” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  28. 11/22: Marilyn Martin with Phil Collins “Separate Lives” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  29. 12/6: Mr. Mister “Broken Wings” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  30. 12/13: Lionel Richie “Say You, Say Me” (BB: 5, BA: 5, CB: 5, RR: 4)

1986:

  1. 1/17: Dionne Warwick & Friends “That's What Friends Are For” (BB: 4, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 2)
  2. 1/31: Billy Ocean “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going” (CB: 1, RR: 1)

  3. 2/7: Whitney Houston “How Will I Know” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  4. 2/21: Mr. Mister “Kyrie” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  5. 3/7: Heart “These Dreams” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  6. 3/15: Starship “Sara” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1)
  7. 3/21: Falco “Rock Me Amadeus” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)

  8. 4/11: Prince “Kiss” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  9. 4/18: Robert Palmer “Addicted to Love” (BB: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  10. 4/25: Pet Shop Boys “West End Girls” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  11. 5/9: Whitney Houston “Greatest Love of All” (BB: 3, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  12. 5/17: Van Halen “Why Can’t This Be Love” (CB: 1)
  13. 5/23: Madonna “Live to Tell” (BB: 1, BA: 3, CB: 1, RR: 3)

  14. 6/13: Patti LaBelle with Michael McDonald “On My Own” (BB: 3, BA: 2, CB: 3, RR: 1)
  15. 6/20: Howard Jones “No One Is to Blame” (RR: 1)
  16. 6/27: Billy Ocean “There’ll Be Sad Songs to Make You Cry” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)

  17. 7/4: Genesis “Invisible Touch” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  18. 7/12: Simply Red “Holding Back the Years” (BB: 1)
  19. 7/18: Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer” (BB: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  20. 7/25: Peter Cetera “Glory of Love” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  21. 8/8: Madonna “Papa Don’t Preach” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  22. 8/22: Steve Winwood “Higher Love” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  23. 9/5: Lionel Richie “Dancing on the Ceiling” (BA: 1, RR: 1)
  24. 9/6: Bananarama “Venus” (BB: 1)
  25. 9/12: Huey Lewis & the News “Stuck with You” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)
  26. 9/13: Berlin “Take My Breath Away” (BB: 1, CB: 1)

  27. 10/3: Genesis “Throwing It All Away” (RR: 1)
  28. 10/10: Janet Jackson “When I Think of You” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  29. 10/17: Tina Turner “Typical Male” (CB: 1, RR: 1)
  30. 10/24: Cyndi Lauper “True Colors” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  31. 10/31: Boston “Amanda” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  32. 11/21: Huey Lewis & the News “Hip to Be Square” (RR: 1)
  33. 11/22: The Human League “Human” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1)
  34. 11/28: Bruce Hornsby & the Range “The Way It Is” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  35. 11/29: Bon Jovi “You Give Love a Bad Name” (BB: 1, CB: 1)

  36. 12/6: Peter Cetera with Amy Grant “The Next Time I Fall” (BB: 1)
  37. 12/12: Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” (CB: 3, RR: 1)
  38. 12/19: The Bangles “Walk Like an Egyptian” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 1, RR: 2)

1987:

  1. 1/9: Gregory Abbott “Shake You Down” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  2. 1/16: Billy Vera & the Beaters “At This Moment” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  3. 1/23: Madonna “Open Your Heart” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  4. 2/6: Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 4, RR: 3)
  5. 2/27: Huey Lewis & the News “Jacob’s Ladder” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  6. 3/13: Club Nouveau “Lean on Me” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  7. 3/27: Starship “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 2)

  8. 4/10: Aretha Franklin with George Michael “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  9. 4/24: Cutting Crew “I Just Died in Your Arms” (BB: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  10. 5/8: U2 “With or Without You” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)
  11. 5/29: Kim Wilde “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (BB: 1, BA: 1, RR: 1)

  12. 6/5: Atlantic Starr “Always” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  13. 6/12: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam “Head to Toe” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  14. 6/19: Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance with Somebody Who Loves Me” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 3)

  15. 7/10: Heart “Alone” (BB: 3, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  16. 7/24: Bob Seger “Shakedown” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  17. 7/31: U2 “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)

  18. 8/7: Madonna “Who’s That Girl” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  19. 8/21: Los Lobos “La Bamba” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  20. 9/4: Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  21. 9/18: Whitney Houston “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  22. 9/25: Whitesnake “Here I Go Again” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)

  23. 10/2: Europe “Carrie” (RR: 1)
  24. 10/9: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam “Lost in Emotion” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  25. 10/16: Michael Jackson “Bad” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  26. 10/30: Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  27. 11/13: Billy Idol “Mony Mony (live)” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  28. 11/20: Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  29. 11/27: Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  30. 12/4: George Michael “Faith” (BB: 4, BA: 5, CB: 5, RR: 3)

1988:

  1. 1/1: Whitney Houston “So Emotional” (BB: 1, RR: 1)
  2. 1/8: George Harrison “Got My Mind Set on You” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  3. 1/15: Michael Jackson “The Way You Make Me Feel” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  4. 1/22: INXS “Need You Tonight” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  5. 1/29: Tiffany “Could’ve Been” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  6. 2/12: George Michael “Father Figure” (BB: 2, BA: 4, CB: 3, RR: 4)
  7. 2/20: Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” (CB: 1)
  8. 2/20: Exposé “Seasons Change” (BB: 1)

  9. 3/11: Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  10. 3/18: Michael Jackson “Man in the Mirror” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  11. 4/8: Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  12. 4/22: Whitney Houston “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  13. 4/29: Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine “Anything for You” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  14. 5/7: Terence Trent D’Arby “Wishing Well” (BB: 1, CB: 1)
  15. 5/13: George Michael “One More Try” (BB: 3, BA: 4, CB: 3, RR: 4)

  16. 6/10: Rick Astley “Together Forever” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  17. 6/17: Debbie Gibson “Foolish Beat” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  18. 6/24: Michael Jackson “Dirty Diana” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  19. 7/1: Cheap Trick “The Flame” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  20. 7/15: Def Leppard “Pour Some Sugar on Me” (CB: 2, RR: 1)
  21. 7/22: Steve Winwood “Roll with It” (BB: 4, BA: 4, CB: 3, RR: 3)
  22. 7/23: Richard Marx “Hold on to the Nights” (BB: 1, BA: 1)

  23. 8/12: George Michael “Monkey” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 3)

  24. 9/2: Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 3, RR: 2)
  25. 9/10: Huey Lewis & the News “Perfect World” (BA: 1)
  26. 9/16: Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” (BB: 2, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  27. 9/23: Def Leppard “Love Bites” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  28. 10/7: UB40 “Red Red Wine” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  29. 10/14: Phil Collins “A Groovy Kind of Love” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  30. 10/28: The Beach Boys “Kokomo” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)

  31. 11/11: The Escape Club “Wild Wild West” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  32. 11/18: Will to Power “Baby, I Love Your Way/Free Bird” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  33. 11/19: Bon Jovi “Bad Medicine” (BB: 2, CB: 1)

  34. 12/2: Chicago “Look Away” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  35. 12/16: Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” (BB: 3, BA: 4, CB: 4, RR: 2)

1989:

  1. 1/6: Phil Collins “Two Hearts” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  2. 1/14: Bobby Brown “My Prerogative” (BB: 1)
  3. 1/20: Sheriff “When I’m with You” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  4. 1/28: Taylor Dayne “Don’t Rush Me” (CB: 1)

  5. 2/3: Paula Abdul “Straight Up” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  6. 2/17: Debbie Gibson “Lost in Your Eyes” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 4)

  7. 3/17: Bangles “Eternal Flame” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  8. 3/18: Mike + the Mechanics “The Living Years” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2)
  9. 3/31: Roxette “The Look” (BB: 1, BA: 2, RR: 1)

  10. 4/7: Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy” (BB: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  11. 4/8: Milli Vanilli “Girl You Know It’s True” (CB: 1)
  12. 4/14: Madonna “Like a Prayer” (BB: 3, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)

  13. 5/5: Bon Jovi “I’ll Be There for You” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)
  14. 5/12: Paula Abdul “Forever Your Girl” (BB: 2, BA: 2, RR: 2)
  15. 5/20: Jody Watley “Real Love” (CB: 1)
  16. 5/26: Michael Damian “Rock On” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  17. 6/2: New Kids on the Block “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” (BB: 2, BA: 2, RR: 2)
  18. 6/10: Bette Midler “Wind Beneath My Wings” (BB: 1, CB: 2)
  19. 6/16: Richard Marx “Satisfied” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 2)
  20. 6/30: Fine Young Cannibals “Good Thing” (BB: 1, BA: 2, CB: 2, RR: 1)

  21. 7/1: Milli Vanilli “Baby Don’t Forget My Number” (BB: 1)
  22. 7/7: Simply Red “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” (BB: 1, BA: 1, RR: 2)
  23. 7/21: Martika “Toy Soldiers” (BB: 2, BA: 1, RR: 1)
  24. 7/22: Madonna “Express Yourself” (CB: 1)
  25. 7/28: Prince “Batdance” (BB: 1, CB: 3, RR: 1)

  26. 8/4: Richard Marx “Right Here Waiting” (BB: 3, BA: 5, CB: 2, RR: 3)
  27. 8/25: Paula Abdul “Cold Hearted” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)

  28. 9/1: New Kids on the Block “Hangin’ Tough” (BB: 1, RR: 1)
  29. 9/8: Gloria Estefan “Don’t Wanna Lose You” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 2, RR: 1)
  30. 9/15: Milli Vanilli “Girl, I’m Gonna Miss You” (BB: 2, BA: 3, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  31. 9/29: Madonna “Cherish” (CB: 1, RR: 1)

  32. 10/6: Janet Jackson “Miss You Much” (BB: 4, BA: 3, CB: 3, RR: 3)
  33. 10/27: Roxette “Listen to Your Heart” (BB: 1, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 1)

  34. 11/3: Bad English “When I See You Smile” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 1, RR: 2)
  35. 11/4: Tears for Fears “Sowing the Seeds of Love” (CB: 1)
  36. 11/17: Milli Vanilli “Blame It on the Rain” (BB: 2, BA: 2, CB: 1, RR: 2)

  37. 12/1: Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise” (BB: 4, BA: 6, CB: 5, RR: 5)
  38. 12/2: Paula Abdul “It’s Just the Way That You Love Me” (CB: 1)
  39. 12/9: Billy Joel “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (BB: 2, BA: 1, CB: 1)

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First posted 2/24/2021; updated 4/30/2021.


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