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This list was probably supposed to feature the top 150 songs of the year. The first few weren't noted down for reasons beyond our control. Songs by South African artists are highlighted.

95Tarzan BoyBaltimora
94Head Over HeelsTears For Fears
93Running Up That HillKate Bush
92DancingChris Isaak
91LoverboyBilly Ocean
90See What Love Can DoEric Clapton
89The Neverending StoryLimahl
88Money's Too Tight (To Mention)Simply Red
87Method Of Modern LoveDaryl Hall & John Oates
86Baby You've Been Good To MeRobin Auld & Z-Astaire
85Too Late For GoodbyesJulian Lennon
84Some PeopleBelouis Some
83So Far AwayDire Straits
82Things Can Only Get BetterHoward Jones
81DriveThe Cars
80What About LoveHeart
79Everything She WantsWham!
78The Name Of The GameDan Hartman
77Don't Stop The DanceBryan Ferry
76Along Comes A WomanChicago
75Private DancerTina Turner
74You're My Heart, You're My SoulModern Talking
73Boys Of SummerDon Henley
72Everything Must ChangePaul Young
71Every Time You Go AwayPaul Young
70Solid (As A Rock)Ashford & Simpson
69Love Don't Live Here AnymoreJimmy Nail
68Only The YoungJourney
67The Lady Don't MindTalking Heads
66The Old Man Down The RoadJohn Foggerty
65Take On MeA-ha
64Lucky In LoveMick Jagger
63Out Of TouchDaryl Hall & John Oates
62Out In The FieldsGary Moore & Phil Lynott
61SuperstarStuart Irving
60Change Your MindSharpe & Numan
59Dancing In The StreetsDavid Bowie & Mick Jagger
58One More NightPhil Collins
57Part-time LoverStevie Wonder
56Bouncing Off The WallsMatthew Wilder
55We Close Our EyesGo West
54FrankieSister Sledge
53The Murder Of LovePropaganda
52All She Wants To Do Is DanceDon Henley
51I Need You TonightPeter Wolf
50Slave To LoveBryan Ferry
49Still In Love With YouGary Moore & Phil Lynott
48Treat Her Like A LadyThe Temptations
47Desert MoonDennis DeYoung
46Johnny Come HomeFine Young Cannibals
45SuddenlyBilly Ocean
44Johnny Called The ChemistFalling Mirror
43Endless RoadTime Bandits
42Celebrate YouthRick Springfield
41All Cried OutAlison Moyet
40There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)Eurythmics
39If You Love Somebody Set Them FreeSting
38The Power Of LoveHuey Lewis And The News
37All Of WomanRobin Auld & Z-Astaire
36That Was YesterdayForeigner
35ImaginationBelouis Some
34Parisienne WalkwaysGary Moore
33Voices Carry'Til Tuesday
32Easy LoverPhil Collins & Philip Bailey
31Run To YouBryan Adams
30This Is Not AmericaDavid Bowie & Pat Metheny Group
29Everybody Wants To Rule The WorldTears For Fears
27Like A VirginMadonna
26Forever ManEric Clapton
25The War SongCulture Club
24St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)John Parr
23WhyBronski Beat
2219Paul Hardcastle
21The Heat Is OnGlenn Frey
20Don't You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds
19TragedyJohn Hunter
18Rhythm Of The NightDeBarge
17Forever YoungAlphaville
16Once In A LifetimePetit Cheval
15A View To A KillDuran Duran
14Black CarsGino Vanelli
13SomebodyBryan Adams
12Wide BoyNik Kershaw
10One Night In BangkokMurray Head
9We Are The WorldUSA 4 Africa
8Should've Known BetterJim Diamond
7Some Like It HotThe Power Station
6Wild BoysDuran Duran
5Love And PrideKing
4Naughty, NaughtyJohn Parr
2Can't Fight This FeelingREO Speedwagon
1I Want To Know What Love IsForeigner

No. 1 in...

1982Ebony And IvoryPaul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
1983Let's DanceDavid Bowie
1984GhostbustersRay Parker Jr.

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