Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the top songs of the year. 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.

Number One Song of 1983: Police - Every Breath You Take Go to year: 
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« 1982 1983 1984 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1982 1983 1984 »
1 Police Every Breath You Take
2 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
3 Irene Cara Flashdance... What A Feeling
4 Men At Work Down Under
5 Michael Jackson Beat It
6 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart
7 Daryl Hall and John Oates Maneater
8 Patti Austin and James Ingram Baby Come To Me
9 Michael Sembello Maniac
10 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
11 Culture Club Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
12 Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle You And I
13 Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
14 Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Shame On The Moon
15 Donna Summer She Works Hard For The Money
16 Sergio Mendes Never Gonna Let You Go
17 Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf
18 David Bowie Let's Dance
19 Golden Earring Twilight Zone
20 Frida I Know There's Something Going On
21 Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy
22 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue
23 Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science
24 Toto Africa
25 Prince Little Red Corvette
26 Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang
27 Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes Up Where We Belong
28 Styx Mr. Roboto
29 Lionel Richie You Are
30 After The Fire Der Kommissar
31 Taco Puttin' On The Ritz
32 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing
33 Human League (Keep Feeling) Fascination
34 Culture Club Time (Clock Of The Heart)
35 Men Without Hats The Safety Dance
36 Toni Basil Mickey
37 Phil Collins You Can't Hurry Love
38 Journey Separate Ways
39 Daryl Hall and John Oates One On One
40 Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton We've Got Tonight
41 Prince 1999
42 Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut
43 Billy Joel Allentown
44 Stevie Nicks Stand Back
45 Billy Joel Tell Her About It
46 Naked Eyes Always Somethmg There To Remind Me
47 Lionel Richie Truly
48 Don Henley Dirty Laundry
49 Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney The Girl Is Mine
50 Kajagoogoo Too Shy
51 Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes
52 Clash Rock The Casbah
53 Madness Our House
54 Men At Work Overkill
55 Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know
56 Laura Branigan Gloria
57 Rick Springfield Affair Of The Heart
58 Tubes She's A Beauty
59 Laura Branigan Solitaire
60 Styx Don't Let It End
61 Laura Branigan How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
62 David Bowie China Girl
63 Kinks Come Dancing
64 Naked Eyes Promises, Promises
65 Little River Band The Other Guy
66 Air Supply Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
67 Daryl Hall and John Oates Family Man
68 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
69 Toto I Won't Hold You Back
70 Christopher Cross All Right
71 Bryan Adams Straight From The Heart
72 Kenny Loggins Heart To Heart
73 Lionel Richie My Love
74 Elton John I'm Still Standing
75 Loverboy Hot Girls In Love
76 Men At Work It's A Mistake
77 Culture Club I'll Tumble 4 Ya
78 Debarge All This Love
79 Sammy Hagar Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy
80 Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker
81 Journey Faithfully
82 Joe Jackson Steppin' Out
83 Quarterflash Take Me To Heart
84 Stray Cats (She's) Sexy + 17
85 Champaign Try Again
86 Shalamar Dead Giveaway
87 Jackson Browne Lawyers In Love
88 Moving Pictures What About Me
89 Michael Jackson Human Nature
90 Def Leppard Photograph
91 Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie
92 Spandau Ballet True
93 Frank Stallone Far From Over
94 Eric Clapton I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
95 Stephen Bishop It Might Be You
96 Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack Tonight I Celebrate My Love
97 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers You Got Lucky
98 Asia Don't Cry
99 Joe Jackson Breaking Us In Two
100 Earth, Wind and Fire Fall In Love With Me