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1980

19/01/1980    BRASS IN POCKET    PRETENDERS    2 weeks at number one

02/02/1980    THE SPECIAL A.K.A. LIVE! EP    THE SPECIAL AKA    2 weeks at number one

16/02/1980    COWARD OF THE COUNTY    KENNY ROGERS    2 weeks at number one

01/03/1980    ATOMIC    BLONDIE    2 weeks at number one

15/03/1980    TOGETHER WE ARE BEAUTIFUL    FERN KINNEY    1 week at number one

22/03/1980    GOING UNDERGROUND/DREAMS OF CHILDREN    JAM    3 weeks at number one

12/04/1980    WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU - FORGIVE ME GIRL (MEDLEY)    DETROIT SPINNERS    2 weeks at number one

26/04/1980    CALL ME    BLONDIE    1 week at number one

03/05/1980    GENO    DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS    2 weeks at number one

17/05/1980    WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR    JOHNNY LOGAN    2 weeks at number one

31/05/1980    THEME FROM M*A*S*H (SUICIDE IS PAINLESS)    MASH    3 weeks at number one

21/06/1980    CRYING    DON MCLEAN    3 weeks at number one   

12/07/1980    XANADU    OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN & ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA    2 weeks at number one

26/07/1980    USE IT UP AND WEAR IT OUT    ODYSSEY    2 weeks at number one

09/08/1980    THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL    ABBA    2 weeks at number one

23/08/1980    ASHES TO ASHES    DAVID BOWIE    2 weeks at number one

06/09/1980    START    JAM    1 week at number one   

13/09/1980    FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE    KELLY MARIE    2 weeks at number one

27/09/1980    DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME    POLICE    4 weeks at number one

25/10/1980    WOMAN IN LOVE    BARBRA STREISAND    3 weeks at number one

15/11/1980    THE TIDE IS HIGH    BLONDIE    2 weeks at number one

29/11/1980    SUPER TROUPER    ABBA    3 weeks at number one

20/12/1980    (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER    JOHN LENNON    1 week at number one

27/12/1980    THERE'S NO ONE QUITE LIKE GRANDMA    ST WINIFRED'S SCHOOL CHOIR    2​ weeks at number one

 

1981

10/01/198    1IMAGINE    JOHN LENNON    4 weeks at number one

07/02/1981    WOMAN    JOHN LENNON    2 weeks at number one

21/02/1981    SHADDAP YOU FACE    JOE DOLCE MUSIC THEATRE    3 weeks at number one

14/03/1981    JEALOUS GUY    ROXY MUSIC    2 weeks at number one

28/03/1981    THIS OLE HOUSE    SHAKIN' STEVENS    3 weeks at number one

18/04/1981    MAKING YOUR MIND UP    BUCKS FIZZ    3 weeks at number one

09/05/1981    STAND AND DELIVER    ADAM & THE ANTS    5 weeks at number one

13/06/1981    BEING WITH YOU    SMOKEY ROBINSON    2 weeks at number one

27/06/1981    ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE    MICHAEL JACKSON    2 weeks at number one

11/07/1981    GHOST TOWN    SPECIALS    3 weeks at number one

01/08/1981    GREEN DOOR    SHAKIN' STEVENS    4 weeks at number one

29/08/1981    JAPANESE BOY    ANEKA    1 week at number one

05/09/1981    TAINTED LOVE    SOFT CELL    2 weeks at number one

19/09/1981    PRINCE CHARMING    ADAM & THE ANTS    4 weeks at number one

17/10/1981    IT'S MY PARTY    DAVE STEWART WITH BARBARA GASKIN    4 weeks at number one

14/11/1981    EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC    POLICE    1 week at number one

21/11/1981    UNDER PRESSURE    QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE    2 weeks at number one

05/12/1981    BEGIN THE BEGUINE (VOLVER A EMPEZAR)    JULIO IGLESIAS    1  week at number one

12/12/1981    DON'T YOU WANT ME    HUMAN LEAGUE    5​ weeks at number one

 

​1982

16/01/1982    THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE    BUCKS FIZZ    2 weeks at number one

30/01/1982    OH JULIE    SHAKIN' STEVENS    1 week at number one

06/02/1982    THE MODEL/COMPUTER LOVE    KRAFTWERK    1 week at number one

13/02/1982    A TOWN CALLED MALICE/PRECIOUS    JAM    3 weeks at number one

06/03/1982    THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT    TIGHT FIT    3 weeks at number one

27/03/1982    SEVEN TEARS    GOOMBAY DANCE BAND    3 weeks at number one

17/04/1982    MY CAMERA NEVER LIES    BUCKS FIZZ    1 week at number one

24/04/1982    EBONY AND IVORY    PAUL McCARTNEY & STEVIE WONDER    3 weeks at number one

15/05/1982    A LITTLE PEACE    NICOLE    2 weeks at number one

29/05/1982    HOUSE OF FUN    MADNESS    2 weeks at number one

12/06/1982    GOODY TWO SHOES    ADAM ANT    2 weeks at number one

26/06/1982I    'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME    CHARLENE    1 week at number one

03/07/1982    HAPPY TALK    CAPTAIN SENSIBLE    2 weeks at number one

17/07/1982    FAME    IRENE CARA    3 weeks at number one

07/08/1982    COME ON EILEEN    DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS WITH THE EMERALD EXPRESS    4 weeks at number one

04/09/1982    EYE OF THE TIGER    SURVIVOR    4 weeks at number one

02/10/1982P    ASS THE DUTCHIE     MUSICAL YOUTH    3 weeks at number one

23/10/1982    DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME    CULTURE CLUB    3 weeks at number one

13/11/1982    I DON'T WANNA DANCE    EDDY GRANT    3 weeks at number one

04/12/1982    BEAT SURRENDER    JAM    2 weeks at number one

18/12/1982    SAVE YOUR LOVE    RENEE & RENATO    4​ weeks at number one

 

​1983

15/01/1983    YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE    PHIL COLLINS    2 weeks at number one

29/01/1983    DOWN UNDER    MEN AT WORK    3 weeks at number one

19/02/1983    TOO SHY    KAJAGOOGOO    2 weeks at number one

05/03/1983    BILLIE JEAN    MICHAEL JACKSON    1 week at number one

12/03/1983    TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART    BONNIE TYLER    2 weeks at number one

26/03/1983    IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW    DURAN DURAN    2 weeks at number one

09/04/1983    LET'S DANCE    DAVID BOWIE    3 weeks at number one

30/04/1983    TRUE.    SPANDAU BALLET    4 weeks at number one

28/05/1983    CANDY GIRL    NEW EDITION    1 week at number one

04/06/1983    EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE    POLICE    4 weeks at number one

02/07/1983    BABY JANE    ROD STEWART    3 weeks at number one

23/07/1983    WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT'S MY HOME)    PAUL YOUNG    3 weeks at number one

13/08/1983    GIVE IT UP    K C & THE SUNSHINE BAND    3 weeks at number one

03/09/1983    RED RED WINE    UB 40    3 weeks at number one

24/09/1983    KARMA CHAMELEON    CULTURE CLUB   6 weeks at number one

05/11/1983    UPTOWN GIRL    BILLY JOEL    5 weeks at number one

10/12/1983    ONLY YOU    FLYING PICKETS    5​ weeks at number one

 

​1984

14/01/1984    PIPES OF PEACE    PAUL MCCARTNEY    2 weeks at number one

28/01/1984    RELAX    FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD    5 weeks at number one

03/03/1984    99 RED BALLOONS    NENA    3 weeks at number one

24/03/1984    HELLO    LIONEL RICHIE    6 weeks at number one

05/05/1984    THE REFLEX    DURAN DURAN    4 weeks at number one  

02/06/1984    WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO    WHAM!    2 weeks at number one

16/06/1984    TWO TRIBES    FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD    9 weeks at number one

18/08/1984    CARELESS WHISPER    GEORGE MICHAEL    3 weeks at number one

08/09/1984    I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU    STEVIE WONDER     6 weeks at number one

20/10/1984    FREEDOM    WHAM!    3 weeks at number one

10/11/1984    I FEEL FOR YOU    CHAKA KHAN    3 weeks at number one

01/12/1984    I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER    JIM DIAMOND    1 week at number one

08/12/1984    THE POWER OF LOVE    FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD    1 week at number one

15/12/1984    DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?    BAND AID    5​ weeks at number one

 

​1985

19/01/1985    I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS    FOREIGNER    3 weeks at number one

09/02/1985    I KNOW HIM SO WELL    ELAINE PAIGE & BARBARA DICKSON    4 weeks at number one

09/03/1985    YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD)    DEAD OR ALIVE    2 weeks at number one

23/03/1985    EASY LOVER    PHILIP BAILEY (DUET WITH PHIL COLLINS)    4 weeks at number one

20/04/1985    WE ARE THE WORLD    USA FOR AFRICA    2 weeks at number one

04/05/1985    MOVE CLOSER    PHYLLIS NELSON    1 week at number one

11/05/1985    19    PAUL HARDCASTLE    5 weeks at number one

15/06/1985    YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE    CROWD    2 weeks at number one

29/06/1985    FRANKIE    SISTER SLEDGE    4 weeks at number one

27/07/1985    THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL (PLAYING WITH MY HEART)    EURYTHMICS    1 week at number one

03/08/1985    INTO THE GROOVE    MADONNA    4 weeks at number one

31/08/1985    I GOT YOU BABE    UB40 FEATURING CHRISSIE HYNDE    1 week at number one

07/09/1985    DANCING IN THE STREETS    DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER    4 weeks at number one

05/10/1985    IF I WAS    MIDGE URE    1 week at number one

12/10/1985    THE POWER OF LOVE    JENNIFER RUSH    5 weeks at number one

16/11/1985    A GOOD HEARTF    EARGAL SHARKEY    2 weeks at number one

30/11/1985    I'M YOUR MAN    WHAM!    2 weeks at number one

14/12/1985    SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU    WHITNEY HOUSTON    2 weeks at number one

28/12/1985    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE    SHAKIN' STEVENS    2​ weeks at number one

 

​1986

11/01/1986    WEST END GIRLS    PET SHOP BOYS    2 weeks at number one

25/01/1986    THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV    A-HA    2 weeks at number one

08/02/1986    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING    BILLY OCEAN    4 weeks at number one

08/03/1986    CHAIN REACTION    DIANA ROSS    3 weeks at number one    

29/03/1986    LIVING DOLL    CLIFF RICHARD & THE YOUNG ONES FEATURING HANK B MARVIN    3 weeks at number one

19/04/1986    A DIFFERENT CORNER    GEORGE MICHAEL    3 weeks at number one

10/05/1986    ROCK ME AMADEUS    FALCO    1 week at number one

17/05/1986    THE CHICKEN SONG    SPITTING IMAGE    3 weeks at number one

07/06/1986    SPIRIT IN THE SKY    DOCTOR & THE MEDICS    3 weeks at number one

28/06/1986    THE EDGE OF HEAVEN/WHERE DID YOUR HEART GO    WHAM!    2 weeks at number one

12/07/1986    PAPA DON'T PREACH    MADONNA    3 weeks at number one

02/08/1986    THE LADY IN RED    CHRIS DE BURGH    3 weeks at number one

23/08/1986I     WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOU    BORIS GARDINER    3 weeks at number one

13/09/1986    DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY    COMMUNARDS WITH SARAH-JANE MORRIS    4 weeks at number one

11/10/1986    TRUE BLUE    MADONNA    1 week at number one

18/10/1986E    VERY LOSER WINS    NICK BERRY    3 weeks at number one

08/11/1986    TAKE MY BREATH AWAY (LOVE THEME FROM 'TOP GUN')    BERLIN    4 weeks at number one

06/12/1986T    HE FINAL COUNTDOWN    EUROPE    2 weeks at number one

20/12/1986    CARAVAN OF LOVE    HOUSEMARTINS    1 week at number one

27/12/1986    REET PETITE (THE SWEETEST GIRL IN TOWN)    JACKIE WILSON    4​ weeks at number one

 

​1987

24/01/1987    JACK YOUR BODY    STEVE 'SILK' HURLEY    2 weeks at number one

07/02/1987    I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (FOR ME)    ARETHA FRANKLIN & GEORGE MICHAEL    2 weeks at number one

21/02/1987    STAND BY ME    BEN E. KING    3 weeks at number one

14/03/1987E    VERYTHING I OWN    BOY GEORGE    2 weeks at number one

28/03/1987    RESPECTABLE    MEL & KIM    1 week at number one

04/04/1987    LET IT BE    FERRY AID    3 weeks at number one

25/04/1987    LA ISLA BONITA    MADONNA   2 weeks at number one

09/05/1987    NOTHING'S GONNA STOP US NOW    STARSHIP    4 weeks at number one

06/06/1987    I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME)    WHITNEY HOUSTON    2 weeks at number one

20/06/1987    STAR TREKKIN'    THE FIRM    2 weeks at number one

04/07/1987    IT'S A SIN    PET SHOP BOYS    3 weeks at number one

25/07/1987    WHO'S THAT GIRL    MADONNA    1 week at number one

01/08/1987    LA BAMBA    LOS LOBOS    2 weeks at number one

15/08/1987    I JUST CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU    MICHAEL JACKSON    2 weeks at number one

29/08/1987    NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP    RICK ASTLEY    5 weeks at number one

03/10/1987    PUMP UP THE VOLUME / ANITINA (THE FIRST TIME I SEE SHE DANCE)    M/A/R/R/S    2 weeks at number one

17/10/1987    YOU WIN AGAINB    EE GEES    4 weeks at number one

14/11/1987   CHINA IN YOUR HAND    T'PAU    5 weeks at number one

19/12/1987    ALWAYS ON MY MIND    PET SHOP BOYS    4 weeks at number one

 

​1988

16/01/1988    HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH    BELINDA CARLISLE    2 weeks at number one

30/01/1988    I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW    TIFFANY    3 weeks at number one

20/02/1988    I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY    KYLIE MINOGUE    5 weeks at number one

26/03/1988    DON'T TURN AROUND    ASWAD    2 weeks at number one

09/04/1988    HEART    PET SHOP BOYS    3 weeks at number one

30/04/1988    THEME FROM S-EXPRESS    S-EXPRESS    2 weeks at number one

14/05/1988    PERFECT    FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION    1 week at number one

21/05/1988    WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE'S LEAVING HOME    WET WET WET/BILLY BRAGG    4 weeks at number one

18/06/1988    DOCTORIN' THE TARDIS    TIMELORDS    1  week at number one 

25/06/1988    I OWE YOU NOTHING    BROS    2 weeks at number one

09/07/1988    NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU    GLENN MEDEIROS    4 weeks at number one

06/08/1988    THE ONLY WAY IS UP    YAZZ & THE PLASTIC POPULATION    5 weeks at number one​

10/09/1988A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE    PHIL COLLINS    2 weeks at number one

24/09/1988    HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER    HOLLIES    2 weeks at number one

08/10/1988    DESIRE    U2    1 week at number one

15/10/1988    ONE MOMENT IN TIME    WHITNEY HOUSTON    2 weeks at number one

29/10/1988    ORINOCO FLOW    ENYA    3 weeks at number one

19/11/1988    THE FIRST TIME    ROBIN BECK    3 weeks at number one

10/12/1988    MISTLETOE AND WINE    CLIFF RICHARD    4 weeks at number one

 

1989

07/01/1989    ESPECIALLY FOR YOU    KYLIE MINOGUE & JASON DONOVAN    3 weeks at number one

28/01/1989    SOMETHINGS GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART    MARC ALMOND FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST STAR GENE PITNEY    4 weeks at number one

25/02/1989    BELFAST CHILD    SIMPLE MINDS    2 weeks at number one

11/03/1989    TOO MANY BROKEN HEARTS    JASON DONOVAN    2 weeks at number one

25/03/1989    LIKE A PRAYER    MADONNA    3 weeks at number one

15/04/1989    ETERNAL FLAME    BANGLES    4 weeks at number one

13/05/1989    HAND ON YOUR HEART    KYLIE MINOGUE    1 week at number one

20/05/1989    FERRY 'CROSS THE MERSEY    CHRISTIANS, HOLLY JOHNSON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GERRY MARSDEN & STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN    3 weeks at number one

10/06/1989    SEALED WITH A KISS    JASON DONOVAN    2 weeks at number one

24/06/1989    BACK TO LIFE (HOWEVER DO YOU WANT ME)    SOUL II SOUL FEATURING CARON WHEELER    4 weeks at number one

22/07/1989    YOU'LL NEVER STOP ME LOVING YOU    SONIA    2 weeks at number one

05/08/1989S     WING THE MOOD     JIVE BUNNY & THE MASTERMIXERS    5 weeks at number one

09/09/1989    RIDE ON TIME    BLACK BOX    6 weeks at number one

21/10/1989    THAT'S WHAT I LIKE    JIVE BUNNY & THE MASTERMIXERS    3 weeks at number one

11/11/1989    ALL AROUND THE WORLD    LISA STANSFIELD    2 weeks at number one

25/11/1989Y    OU GOT IT (THE RIGHT STUFF)    NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK    3 weeks at number one

16/12/1989    LET'S PARTY    JIVE BUNNY & THE MASTERMIXERS    1 week at number one

23/12/1989    DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?    BAND AID II    3​ weeks at number one

 

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