Chart: DMR Top 200 Hits of the Decade – 1980s

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POSITION ARTIST TITLE LABEL
1 MICHAEL JACKSON BILLIE JEAN / BEAT IT EPIC
2 PRETTY POISON WHEN I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES VIRGIN
3 POINTER SISTERS JUMP / AUTOMATIC / I NEED YOU PLANET/RCA
4 RICK JAMES GIVE IT TO ME / SUPERFREAK MOTOWN
5 WILL TO POWER SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN EPIC
6 DIANA ROSS I’M COMING OUT / UPSIDE DOWN MOTOWN
7 PRINCE POP LIFE WARNER BROS
8 NU SHOOZ I CAN’T WAIT ATLANTIC
9 CHAZ JENKEL GLAD TO KNOW YOU A&M
10 TEN CITY TAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS ATLANTIC
11 CHANGE SEARCHIN’ / LOVER’S HOLIDAY RFC
12 TALKING HEADS BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE WARNER BROS
13 SHANNON GIVE ME TONIGHT EMERGENCY
14 HUMAN LEAGUE DON’T YOU WANT ME A&M
15 S.O.S. BAND TAKE YOUR TIME TABU
16 COMPANY B FASCINATED ATLANTIC
17 GWEN GUTHRIE AIN’T NOTHIN’ GOIN’ ON BUT THE RENT POLYDOR
18 FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY IRS
19 DAVID BOWIE LET’S DANCE EMI
20 EVELYN KING I’M IN LOVE RCA
21 LIPPS INC. FUNKYTOWN CASABLANCA
22 INFORMATION SOCIETY WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TOMMY BOY
23 JANET JACSON WHEN I THINK OF YOU A&M
24 SIEDAH GARRETT K.I.S.S.I.N.G. QWEST
25 PRINCE WHEN DOVES CRY WARNER BROS
26 SKYY CALL ME SALSOUL
27 SYBIL MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED NEXT PLATEAU
28 SOUL SONIC FORCE PLANET ROCK TOMMY BOY
29 QUEEN ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST ELEKTRA
30 SHANNON DO YOU WANNA GET AWAT MRIAGE
31 LISA LISA I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME COLUMBIA
32 JODY WATLEY LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE MCA
33 MEN WITHOUT HATS SAFETY DANCE BACKSTREET
34 NEHEH VHERRY BUFFALO STANCE VIRGIN
35 ERASURE CHAINS OF LOVE SIRE
36 D TRAIN YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME PRELUDE
37 HEAVEN 17 LET ME GO ARISTA
38 QUINCY JONES AI NO CORRIDA A&M
39 SHEILA E THE GLAMOROUS LIFE WARNER BROS
40 CHANGE PARADISE RFC
41 MILLI VANILLI GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE ARISTA
42 DENIECE WILLIAMS LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY COLUMBIA
43 STACEY Q TWO OF HEARTS ATLANTIC
44 BANANARAMA VENUS LONDON
45 WHISPERS AND THE BEAT GOES ON SOLAR
46 TRAMAINE FALL DOWN A&M
47 BLONDIE RAPTURE CHRYSALIS
48 JOHNNY KEMP JUST GOT PAID COLUMBIA
49 MADONNA HOLIDAY SIRE
50 COLONEL ABRAMS TRAPPED MCA
51 TAYLOR DAYNE TELL IT TO MY HEART ARISTA
52 BILLY OCEAN CARRIBEAN QUEEN JIVE
53 BROTHERS JOHNSON STOMP A&M
54 DEAD OR ALIVE YOU SPIN ME ROUND EPIC
55 GREG KIHN JEOPARDY ELEKTRA
56 TIMEX SOCIAL CLUB RUMOURS JAY
57 IRENE CARA FAME RSO
58 KURTIS BLOW THE BREAKS MERCURY
59 WILL TO POWER FADING AWAY EPIC
60 TAANA GARNER HEARTBEAT WEST END
61 SWEET SENSATION NEVER LET U GO ATCO
62 YAZ SITUATION SIRE
63 D TRAIN KEEP ON PRELUDE
64 DENISE LOPEZ SAYING SORRY DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT VENDETTA
65 NOEL SILENT MORNING 4TH AND BWAY
66 MADONNA BORDERLINE SIRE
67 KON KAN I BEG YOUR PARDON ATLANTIC
68 EG DAILY SAY IT SAY IT A&M
69 GRACE JONES PULL UP TO THE BUMPER ISLAND
70 LAID BACK WHITE HORSE SIRE
71 ROB BASE AND DJ EZ ROCK IT TAKES TWO PROFILE
72 DAZZ BAND LET IT WHIP MOTOWN
73 SOUL II SOUL BACK TO LIFE VIRGIN
74 BARBARA ROY GOTTA SEE YOU TONIGHT RCA
75 HERBIE HANCOCK ROCKIT COLUMBIA
76 INVISIBLE MAN’S BAND ALL NIGHT THING MANGO
77 MARY JANE GIRLS IN MY HOUSE GORDY
78 LISA LISA HEAD TO TOE COLUMBIA
79 CYRE LAST CHANCE FRESH
80 DE LA SOUL ME MYSELF AND I TOMMY BOY
81 NEW ORDER BLUE MONDAY FACTORY
82 DONNA SUMMER LOVE IS IN CONTROL GEFFEN
83 GERALDINE HUNT CAN’T FAKE THE FEELING PRISM
84 STRIKERS BODY MUSIC PRELUDE
85 RENE AND ANGELA SAVE YOUR LOVE MERCURY
86 JOHN ROCCA I WANT IT TO BE REAL STREETWISE
87 ANTHONY AND THE CAMP WHAT I LIKE WARNER BROS
88 WHISPERS IT’S A LOVE THING SOLAR
89 BLONDIE CALL ME POLYDOR
90 NIA PEEPLES TROUBLE MERCURY
91 NEW ORDER TRUE FAITH QWEST
92 CLAUDJA BARRY DOWN AND COUNTING EPIC
93 GEORGE BENSON GIVE ME THE NIGHT WARNER BROS
94 JUNIOR MAMA USED TO SAY MERCURY
95 MIQUEL BROWN SO MANY MEN SO LITTLE TIME TSR
96 DYNASTY I’VE JUST BEGUN TO LOVE YOU SOLAR
97 EURYTHMICS SWEET DREAMS RCA
98 GINO SOCCIO IT’S ALRIGHT / REMEMBER RFC
99 FIREFLY LOVE IS GONNA BE ON YOUR SIDE EMERGENCY
100 SA-FIRE BOY I’VE BEEN TOLD CUTTING
101 DIANA ROSS SWEPT AWAY RCA
102 STARPOINT OBJECT OF MY DSESIRE ELEKTRA
103 PAULA ABDUL STRAIGHT UP VIRGIN
104 PET SHOP BOYS IT’S A SIN EMI
105 EVELYN KING HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU’VE GOT EMI
106 JERMAINE JACKSON LET’S GET SERIOUS MOTOWN
107 PETER BROWN THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT COLUMBIA
108 MADONNA INTO THE GROOVE SIRE
109 HOWARD JONES THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER ELEKTRA
110 DAN HARTMAN I CAN DREAN ABOUT YOU MCA
111 DAVID JOSEPH YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE MANGO
112 JODY WATLEY REAL LOVE MCA
113 INNER CITY GOOD LIFE VIRGIN
114 SHARON REDD BEAT THE STREET PRELUDE
115 BILLY OCEAN NIGHTS (FEEL LIKE GETTING DOWN) EPIC
116 SOS BAND THE FINEST TABU
117 PEBBLES MERCEDES BOY MCA
118 NOEL LIKE A CHILD 4TH AND BWAY
119 SHARON BROWN I SPECIALIZE IN LOVE PROFILE
120 PAULA ABDUL COLD HEARTED VIRGIN
121 REGINA BABY LOVE ATLANTIC
122 VAUGHN MASON BOUNCE ROCK SKATE ROLL BRUNSWICK
123 ARETHA FRANKLIN JUMP TO IT ARISTA
124 HANSON AND DAVIS HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE FRESH
125 DEE DEE SHARP BREAKING AND ENTERING PHILLY INTL
126 ANGELA BOFILL TOO TOUGH ARISTA
127 JELLYBEAN FEAT. STEVEN DANTE THE REAL THING CHRYSALIS
128 STEPHANIE MILLS SWEET SENSATION 20TH CENTURY
129 CHAKA KHAN I FEEL FOR YOU WARNER BROS
130 DEBBIE HARRY IN LOVE WITH LOVE GEFFEN
131 READY FOR THE WORLD OH SHEILA MCA
132 VANESSA WILLIAMS THE RIGHT STUFF WING
133 CHEYNE CALL ME MR. TELEPHONE MCA
134 KANO I’M READY EMERGENCY
135 ELTON JOHN I DON’T WANNA GO ON MCA
136 HUMAN LEAGUE FASCINATION A&M
137 STEPHANIE MILLS MEDICINE SONG CASABLANCA
138 DAN HARTMAN RELIGHT MY FIRE BLUE SKY/ CBS
139 PATRICE RUSHEN FORGET ME NOTS ELEKTRA
140 PRINCE SIGN O’ THE TIMES WARNER BROS
141 KOOL AND THE GANG CELEBRATION DELITE
142 FLAME ON THE STRENGTH EPIC
143 EVITA FESTIVAL LP RSO
144 SOS BAND NO LIES TABU
145 TINA TURNER WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT CAPITOL
146 PAULA ABDUL FOREVER YOUR GIRL VIRGIN
147 LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY LOVE SENSATION SALSOUL
148 POINTER SISTERS DARE ME RCA
149 NEW ORDER FINE TIME QWEST
150 LIVING IN A BOX LIVING IN A BOX CHRYSALIS
151 SHARON REDD CAN YOU HANDLE IT PRELUDE
152 JOYCE SIMS ALL AND ALL SLEEPING BAG
153 NATALIE COLE PINK CADILLAC EMI
154 INDEEP LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE SONY
155 YOUNG AND CO. I LIKE WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO ME BRUNSWICK
156 NADARA MICHAEL WALDEN I SHOULDA LOVED YOU ATLANTIC
157 SOUL II SOUL KEEP ON MOVIN’ VIRGIN
158 THOMPSON TWINS IN THE NAME OF LOVE ARISTA
159 IRENE CARA FLASHDANCE CASABLANCA
160 FREEEZ I.O.U. STREETWISE
161 EVELYN KING LOVE COME DOWN RCA
162 SPINNERS WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU ATLANTIC
163 LAURA BRANIGAN SELF CONTROL ATLANTIC
164 DEPECHE MODE BEHIND THE WHEEL SIRE
165 DHAR BRAXTON JUMP BACK SLEEPING BAG
166 CHAKA KHAN THIS IS MY NIGHT WARNER BROS
167 CYNDI LAUPER GIRLS JSUT WANT TO HAVE FUN EPIC
168 EXPOSE WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ARISTA
169 BB&Q BAND ON THE BEAT CAPITOL
170 RAZE BREAK 4 LOVE COLUMBIA
171 PAMALA STANLEY COMING OUT OF HIDING TSR
172 MADONNA LIKE A PRAYER SIRE
173 FANTASY YOU’RE TOO LATE PAVILLION
174 BOBBY THURSTON YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES PRELUDE
175 TANTRA HILLS OF KATMANDU IMPORT
176 TAYLOR DAYNE PROVE YOUR LOVE ARISTA
177 STACY LATTISAW DYNAMITE / JUMP ATLANTIC
178 FIVE STAR CAN’T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE RCA
179 LEON HAYWOOD DON’T PUSH IT 20TH CENTURY
180 TRANCE DANCE DO THE DANCE EPIC
181 DENROY MORGAN I’D DO ANYTHING BECKET
182 PATRICK COWLEY + SYLVESTER DO YOU WANNA FUNK MEGATONE
183 ARETHA FRANKLIN FREEWAY OF LOVE ARISTA
184 TEENA MARIE I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ / BEHIND THE GROOVE GORDY
185 TALK TALK IT’S MY LIFE EMI
186 FALCO ROCK ME AMADEUS A&M
187 ROBERTA FLACK + DONNY HATHAWAY BACK TOGETHER AGAIN ATLANTIC
188 DONNA SUMMER SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY MERCURY
189 DEVO WHIP IT WARNER BROS
190 NANCY MARTINEZ FOR TONIGHT ATLANTIC
191 WAS NOT WAS TELL ME I’M NOT DREAMING ISLAND / ZE
192 WHITNEY HOUSTON I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ARISTA
193 PET SHOP BOYS WEST END GIRLS EMI
194 CHERYL LYNN SHAKE IT UP TONIGHT COLUMBIA
195 PAUL HARDCASTLE 19 NINETEEN CHRYSALIS
196 EARONS LAND OF HUNGER ISLAND
197 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN DANCING IN THE DARK COLUMBIA
198 SHALAMAR RIGHT IN THE SOCKET SOLAR
199 TRUSSEL LOVE INJECTION ELEKTRA
200 PETER GABRIEL SLEDGEHAMMER WARNER BROS

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