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Friday, 14 December 2012

1983 Is Coming...

It will soon be time to dust off those golden oldies from 1983, via Spotify - and what a year it was, 30 years ago.  Just 20 classics from then to consider, each of which remains with me as one of my favourites still, and raises the question, wasn't the singles chart better then?  I mean, how to compete with Gaye, Jackson, Bowie, etc...:

  1. Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
  2. I'm Still Standing - Elton John
  3. Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
  4. Our House - Madness
  5. Goody Two Shoes - Adam & The Ants
  6. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) - Eurythmics
  7. Down Under - Men At Work
  8. Rock The Casbah - The Clash
  9. She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
  10. Little Red Corvette - Prince
  11. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  12. Every Breath You Take - The Police
  13. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
  14. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
  15. Let's Dance - David Bowie
  16. Mickey - Toni Basil
  17. Steppin Out - Joe Jackson
  18. Maneater - Hall & Oates
  19. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? - Culture Club
  20. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye



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