Top 100 of the 1980s

100 – ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
99 – Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear it for the Boy
98 – Madness – House of Fun
97 – Fleetwood Mac – Big Love
96 – Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
95 – Aha – The Sun Always Shines on TV
94 – Madonna – True Blue
93 – Dire Straits – Money for Nothing
92 – Phil Lynott – Old Town
91 – Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
90 – The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
89 – The Pretenders – Brass in Pocket
88 – Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a Star to Fall
87 – No Sweat – Heart and Soul
86 – Prince – Purple Rain
85 – Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf
84 – Jim Diamond – I Should’ve Known Better
83 – Billy Idol – White Wedding
82 – Kool and the Gang – Celebration
81 – The Smiths – Panic
80 – Wham! – Wake Me Up Before you Go Go
79 – The Cure – Just Like Heaven
78 – INXS – Need You Tonight
77 – Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
76 – Pat Benetar – Love is a Battlefield
75 – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Love Rock N Roll
74 – U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
73 – Madonna – Like a Virgin
72 – T’Pau – China in Your Hand
71 – J Geils Band – Centrefold
70 – New Order – Blue Monday 88
69 – Peter Cetera – The Glory of Love
68 – Blondie – Call Me
67 – Bagatelle – Summer in Dublin
66 – Huey Lewis & the News – The Power of Love
65 – Paul Simon – You Can Call me Al
64 – ABC – Look Of Love
63 – Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat
62 – Bruce Spingsteen – Dancing in the Dark
61 – Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About You
60 – Howard Jones – New Song
59 – Michael Jackson – Thriller
58 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
57 – The Nolan Sisters – I’m in the Mood for Dancing
56 – Chris De Burgh – Lady in Red
55 – Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
54 – Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
53 – Van Halen – Jump
52 – Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
51 – Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
50 – Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
49 – The Bangles – Walk Like a Egyptian
48 – Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You
47 – Kim Wilde – Kids in America
46 – Hall & Oates – Maneater
45 – Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
44 – Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere
43 – Aslan – This Is
42 – Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
41 – Tears for Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
40 – Hothouse Flowers – Don’t Go
39 – Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
38 – Kids from Fame – Starmaker
37 – Queen – Radio Gaga
36 – John Parr – St Elmos Fire (Man in Motion)
35 – The Police – Every Breath You Take
34 – Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody
33 – Prince – When Doves Cry
32 – Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House
31 – John Mellancamp – Jack & Diane
30 – Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
29 – Nena – 99 Red Balloons
28 – Lionel Richie – All Night Long
27 – AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
26 – Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)
25 – Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan – Especially for You
24 – Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now
23 – Don Henley – Boys of Summer
22 – Human League – Don’t You Want Me
21 – Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
20 – Ultravox – Vienna
19 – Men at Work – Down Under
18 – Sister Sledge – Frankie
17 – Def Leppard – Animal
16 – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
15 – Starship – Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now
14 – Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
13 – Christy Moore – The Voyage
12 – Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
11 – Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
10 – Berlin – Take My Breath Away
09 – Guns ‘n’ Roses – Sweet Child of Mine
08 – Kenny Loggins – Footloose
07 – Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight
06 – Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
05 – George Michael – Careless Whisper
04 – Soft Cell – Tainted Love
03 – Toto – Africa
02 – Aha – Take on Me
01 – U2 – With or Without You

(Broadcast August 3rd 2020)

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