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AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

Number One Singles in the 1980s

The highest selling singles in Australian as ranked on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1980s are listed below. 

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1989
 Eternal Flame The Bangles
 If I Could Turn Back Time Cher
 If You Don't Know Me by Now Simply Red
 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
 Kokomo The Beach Boys
 Like a Prayer Madonna
 Living Years, The Mike + The Mechanics
 Look, The Roxette
 Love Shack The B-52's
 Now You're in Heaven Julian Lennon
 Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
 She Drives Me Crazy Fine Young Cannibals
 Swing the Mood Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
 Teardrops Womack & Womack
 Tucker's Daughter Ian Moss
 Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
 You Got It (The Right Stuff) New Kids on the Block
1988
 Age of Reason John Farnham
 A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
 Desire U2
 Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin
 Faith George Michael
 Flame, The Cheap Trick
 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean
 Got My Mind Set on You George Harrison
 Got to Be Certain Kylie Minogue
 I Should Be So Lucky Kylie Minogue
 (I've Had) The Time of My Life Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
 Kokomo The Beach Boys
 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
 Perfect Fairground Attraction
 Simply Irresistible Robert Palmer
 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
1987
 Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room) Paul Lekakis
 Electric Blue Icehouse
 Funkytown Pseudo Echo
 He's Gonna Step on You Again The Party Boys
 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) George Michael and Aretha Franklin
 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston
 I Want to Wake Up with You Boris Gardiner
 La Bamba Los Lobos
 Loco-Motion, The Kylie Minogue
 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
 Respectable Mel and Kim
 Slice of Heaven Dave Dobbyn with Herbs
 Too Much Ain't Enough Love Jimmy Barnes
 Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles
 You Keep Me Hangin' On Kim Wilde
1986
 Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey
 Chain Reaction Diana Ross
 Funkytown Pseudo Echo
 Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
 Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones
 Papa Don't Preach Madonna
 Species Deceases (EP) Midnight Oil
 That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick with Gladys Knight,
Elton John & Stevie Wonder
 Touch Me (I Want Your Body) Samantha Fox
 Venus Bananarama
 We Built This City Starship
 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Billy Ocean
 You're the Voice John Farnham
1985
 Angel / Into the Groove Madonna
 Crazy for You Madonna
 Dancing in the Street Mick Jagger and David Bowie
 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid
 I Got You Babe UB40 with Chrissie Hynde
 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond
 I Want to Know What Love Is Foreigner
 Like a Virgin Madonna
 One Night in Bangkok Murray Head
 Out of Mind, Out of Sight Models
 Power of Love, The Jennifer Rush
 Shout Tears for Fears
 Take on Me a-ha
 We Are the World USA for Africa
 We Don't Need Another Hero Tina Turner
 Would I Lie to You? Eurythmics
 Species Deceases (EP) Midnight Oil
1984
 99 Luftballons Nena
 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
 Careless Whisper George Michael
 Eat It Weird Al Yankovic
 Footloose Kenny Loggins
 Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
 Hello Lionel Richie
 I Just Called to Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
 It's Just Not Cricket The Twelfth Man
 Like a Virgin Madonna
 Love Is a Battlefield Pat Benatar
 Original Sin INXS
 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham!
 What's Love Got to Do with It Tina Turner
 When Doves Cry Prince
1983
 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
 Australiana Austen Tayshus
 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Culture Club
 Flashdance... What a Feeling Irene Cara
 Gloria Laura Branigan
 Islands in the Stream Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
 I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green) Redgum
 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
 Reckless (Don't Be So) Australian Crawl
 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
 Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
1982
 Abracadabra Steve Miller Band
 Centerfold The J. Geils Band
 Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners
 Down Under Men at Work
 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Culture Club
 Eye of the Tiger Survivor
 Goody Two-Shoes Adam Ant
 I Love Rock 'n' Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
 I Ran (So Far Away) A Flock of Seagulls
 I've Never Been to Me Charlene
 Mickey Toni Basil
 Other Woman, The Ray Parker, Jr.
 Pass the Dutchie Musical Youth
 Tainted Love Soft Cell
 Trouble Lindsey Buckingham
 What About Me Moving Pictures
1981
 9 to 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
 Antmusic Adam and the Ants
 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
 Counting the Beat The Swingers
 DEV-O Live (EP) Devo
 Down Under Men at Work
 Duncan Slim Dusty
 Endless Love Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
 Jealous Guy Roxy Music
 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
 Physical Olivia Newton-John
 Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce Music Theatre
 Stars on 45 Medley Stars on 45
 Start Me Up The Rolling Stones
 This Ole House Shakin' Stevens
 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens
 You Weren't in Love with Me Billy Field
1980
 Can't Stop the Music The Village People
 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
 Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
 Funkytown Lipps Inc
 I Got You Split Enz
 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
 Moscow Genghis Khan
 Please Don't Go KC and the Sunshine Band
 Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce Music Theatre
 Tired of Toein' the Line Rocky Burnette
 Turning Japanese The Vapors
 Upside Down Diana Ross
 Video Killed the Radio Star The Buggles
 Woman in Love Barbra Streisand

This article uses some material from the Wikipedia article 1980s music.

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