Top 12 Biggest Selling Music Singles in the 1980s

Do you remember the 1980s? A time when there was no internet, no down loading and people used to have to go to a shop and actually buy a single? Nothing better than the joy of actually holding that record in your hand, getting it home and removing it from the sleeve. Either that or you sat by your radio and actually taped the latest songs, trying as best you could not to record the DJ speaking at the end! A great time for music, so in case you didn't know; here are the top 12 biggest selling music singles from 1980 to 1989. With Christmas on the way too, it's good to see there are a few festive ones in there too.

 

12.  EYE OF THE TIGER  -  SURVIVOR   990,000 SALES

Released May 1982

 

11.  TAINTED LOVE - SOFT CELL   1,135,000 SALES

Released July 1981

 

10.  COME ON EILEEN  -  DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS  1,201,000 SALES

Released June 1982

 

9.  THE POWER OF LOVE  -  JENNIFER RUSH  1.321.500 SALES

Released December 1984

 

8.  CARELESS WHISPER  -  GEORGE MICHAEL  1,366,000 SALES

Released July 1984

 

7.  KARMA CHAMELEON  -  CULTURE CLUB  1,405,000 SALES

Released September 1983

 

6.  LAST CHRISTMAS / EVERYTHING SHE WANTS  -  WHAM  1,420,000 SALES

Released December 984

 

5.  DON'T YOU WANT ME  -  THE HUMAN LEAGUE  1,430,000 SALES

Released November 1981

 

4.  TWO TRIBES  -  FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD  1,510,000 SALES

Released June 1984

 

3.  I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU  -  STEVIE WONDER  1,775,000 SALES

Released August 1984

 

2.  RELAX  -  FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD  1,910,000 SALES

Released October 1983

 

1.  DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS  -  BAND AID  3,550,000 SALES

Released December 1984

 

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