Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. Select a year to see the list of most popular hit songs.

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Position  Artist Song Title
« 1981 1982 1983 »
1 Olivia Newton-John Physical
2 Survivor Eye of the Tiger
3 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Love Rock N' Roll
4 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Ebony and Ivory
5 J. Geils Band Centerfold
6 Human League Don't You Want Me
7 John Cougar Jack and Diane
8 John Cougar Hurts so Good
9 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
10 Chicago Hard to Say I'm Sorry
11 Soft Cell Tainted Love
12 Vangelis Chariots of Fire
13 Quarterflash Harden My Heart
14 Toto Rosanna
15 Daryl Hall and John Oates I Can't Go for That
16 Tommy Tutone 867-5309 (Jenny)
17 Bertie Higgins Key Largo
18 Melissa Manchester You Should Hear How She Talks About You
19 Foreigner Waiting for a Girl Like You
20 Rick Springfield Don't Talk to Strangers
21 Juice Newton The Sweetest Thing
22 Willie Nelson Always on My Mind
23 Cars Shake It Up
24 Dazz Band Let It Whip
25 Go-Go's We Got the Beat
26 Ray Parker Jr. The Other Woman
27 George Benson Turn Your Love Around
28 Air Supply Sweet Dreams
29 Motels Only the Lonely
30 Men At Work Who Can It Be Now?
31 Fleetwood Mac Hold Me
32 Alan Parsons Project Eye in the Sky
33 Earth, Wind and Fire Let's Groove
34 Journey Open Arms
35 Dan Fogelberg Leader of the Band
36 Stevie Nicks and Don Henley Leather and Lace
37 Air Supply Even the Nights Are Better
38 Charlene I've Never Been to Me
39 Paul Davis '65 Love Affair
40 Asia Heat of the Moment
41 Little River Band Take It Easy on Me
42 Buckner and Garcia Pac-Man Fever
43 Stevie Wonder That Girl
44 Daryl Hall and John Oates Private Eyes
45 Lindsey Buckingham Trouble
46 Roberta Flack Making Love
47 Juice Newton Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me
48 Rod Stewart Young Turks
49 J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame
50 REO Speedwagon Keep the Fire Burnin'
51 Huey Lewis and The News Do You Believe in Love
52 Paul Davis Cool Night
53 38 Special Caught up in You
54 Diana Ross Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
55 Alabama Love in the First Degree
56 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Hooked on Classics
57 Crosby, Stills and Nash Wasted on the Way
58 Eddie Money Think I'm in Love
59 Donna Summer Love Is in Control
60 Karla Bonoff Personally
61 Quincy Jones Owe Hundred Ways
62 Elton John Blue Eyes
63 Go-Go's Our Lips Are Sealed
64 Sheena Easton You Could Have Been Wih Me
65 America You Can Do Magic
66 Daryl Hall and John Oates Did It in a Minute
67 A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran
68 Jackson Browne Somebody's Baby
69 Commodores Oh No
70 Paul McCartney Take It Away
71 Deneice Williams It's Gonna Take a Miracle
72 Kenny Rogers Love Will Turn You Around
73 Journey Don't Stop Believin'
74 Barbra Streisand Comin' in and Out of Your Life
75 Laura Branigan Gloria
76 Elton John Empty Garden
77 Neil Diamond Yesterday's Songs
78 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Crimson and Clover
79 Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
80 Air Supply Here I Am
81 Michael McDonald I Keep Forgettin'
82 Kool and The Gang Get Down on It
83 Ronnie Milsap Any Day Now
84 Olivia Newton-John Make a Move on Me
85 Kool and The Gang Take My Heart
86 Diana Ross Mirror Mirror
87 Go-Go's Vacation
88 Van Halen (Oh) Pretty Woman
89 Pointer Sisters Should I Do It
90 Billy Idol Hot in the City
91 Kim Wilde Kids in America
92 Little River Band Man on Your Mind
93 Michael Murphy What's Forever For
94 Rolling Stones Waiting on a Friend
95 Stevie Wonder Do I Do
96 Loverboy Working for the Weekend
97 Greg Guidry Goin' Down
98 Christopher Cross Arthur's Theme
99 Kenny Rogers Through the Years
100 Stevie Nicks Edge of Seventeen