October 29, 2016

Top Song of the 80s

If you're involved with an 80s theme party, check out this list of the number one song of each year..

When I was helping planning for an 80s party, I was very surprised that no one else had a list of the number one songs of that year. (This should be in any 1980s playlist!)

Number one songs of each year

1980 Call Me Blondie
1981 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
1982 Physical Olivia Newton John
1983 Every Breath You Take Police
1984 When Doves Cry Prince
1985 Careless Whisper Wham!
1986 That's What Friends Are For Donnie and Friends
1987 Walk Like an Egyptian Bangles
1988 Faith George Michael
1989 Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins

There is no album that has all ten songs. You need to rip/mix/burn your own album. This playlist has 10 songs and is 43 Minutes long (85.4 MB)

What about Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson had lots of hits, but none of his songs actually made it long enough to be number 1 of the year. His best song was Billy Jean in 1983, but the Police "Every Breath You Take" spent more time at number one. Check out the Billboard's list of popular Michael Jackson songs.

Bonus Idea

Listen to iHeart Radio and you might get lucky and capture Casey Kasem announcing the number one song of that year. Wouldn't it be cool to have that played as a lead into the song?

Check out this as an example:

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