George Michael, 1987
#1 for 4 weeks & Charted for 20 weeks
Wham, he group that featured George Michael, was also very Popular…song also charted at #47 in 2017 as a reissue.
That’s What Friends Are For
Dionne & Friends, 1986
#1 for 4 weeks & Charted for 23 weeks and Grammy Song of the Year
We Are the World
USA for Africa, 1985
#1 for 4 weeks & Charted for 18 weeks and Grammys for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Pop Vocal Group
Perhaps the most Popular “Group” of all-time included solos by; Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Dianna Ross, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Dionne Warwick, Kenny Rogers, Daryl Hall, Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis, Ray Charles, Kim Carnes, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins,Tina Turner, Al Jarreau, and James Ingram.
Like A Virgin
#1 for 6 weeks & Charted for 19 weeks
Her first #1 hit. Louise Ciccone would go on to rank 5th most all-time with 12 #1 hits.
*Billie Jean/Beat It/Say Say Say
Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney, 1983
#1 for 7 weeks & Charted for 24 weeks for Billie Jean, #1 for 3 weeks & Charted for 25 weeks for Beat It, #1 for 6 weeks & Charted for 22 weeks for Say Say Say.
Every Breathe You Take
The Police, 1983
#1 for 8 weeks & Charted for 22 weeks and received Grammys for Pop Vocal Group and Song of the Year
I Love Rock N’ Roll
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 1982
#1 for 7 weeks & Charted for 20 weeks
Olivia Newton John, 1981
#1 for 10 weeks & Charted for 26 weeks
The video to this song helped fuel the fitness craze across the nation.
#1 for 6 weeks & Charted for 25 weeks
Although Lady by Kenny Rogers may have been a bigger hit at the time, Call Me was the theme song to the Popular movie American Gigolo starring Richard Gere. Blondie had a four #1 hits in the span of 2 years with Heart of Glass, Call Me, The Tide is High and Rapture, which also had influence on the up and coming Rap genre.
The Knack, 1979
#1 for 6 weeks & Charted for 22 weeks
Bee Gees, 1978The height of disco was captured by the movie Saturday Night Fever and its iconic soundtrack, which is one of the most Popular Movie Soundtracks of All-Time.
You Light Up My Life
Debbie Boone, 1977
#1 for 10 weeks & Charted for 25 weeks and won Grammy for Song of the Year and Oscar for Best Song
Her Father Pat Boone had 6 #1 hits. There were many Popular and memorable songs in 1977 that would be very Popular for years and decades to come. With hits such as Hotel California, Blinded By the Light, Rich Girl, Dancing Queen, Dreams and How Deep is Your Love, it was You Light Up My Life that was the #1 song for 10 weeks!