During my vacation I was cleaning around the house and stumbled across some old music playlists from the early part of the 80s. Some of them were year end countdown lists.

I thought since we're coming up on a brand new year that it might be fun to take a look back at the Top 40 songs that were the biggest hits of 1983.

WOW! 30 Years ago. Hard to believe it's been that long. Where has the time gone?

Along with these songs, here are a few other things that are celebrating their 'Pearl Anniversary.'

  • Carrie Underwood and Kat Bosworth were both born this year
  • Vanessa Williams becomes the first African American to be crowned Miss America.
  • Final Episode of M*A*S*H was watched by a record 125 Million people

Now, let's get back to the countdown.


20. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

19. Eddie Grant - Electric Avenue

18. Styx - Mr. Roboto

17. Michael Sembello - Maniac

16. Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All

15. Journey - Faithfully

14. Police - King Of Pain

13. Men At Work - Down Under

12. Sergio Mendes - Never Gonna Let You Go

11. Def Leppard - Foolin'