Hot 100 1983

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1983 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.
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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 8 39 Vandenberg Burning Heart 3:34 Atco 99947
Jan 8 67 Chaka Khan Got To Be There 3:48 Warner 29881
Jan 8 75 Dire Straits Industrial Disease 5:50 Warner 29880
Jan 8 76 Michael Martin Murphey Still Taking Chances 3:25 Liberty
Jan 8 82 Utopia Feet Don’t Fail Me Now 3:06 Network 69859
Jan 15 4 Lionel Richie You Are 4:05 Motown 1657
Jan 15 18 Joe Jackson Breaking Us In Two 4:57 A&M
Jan 15 30 Steel Breeze Dreamin’ Is Easy 2:58 RCA 13427
Jan 15 35 Neil Diamond I’m Alive 3:20 Columbia 03503
Jan 15 38 Olivia Newton-John Tied Up 4:08 MCA
Jan 15 40 Night Ranger Don’t Tell Me You Love Me 3:37 Boardwalk
Jan 15 48 Don Henley I Can’t Stand Still 3:20 Asylum
Jan 15 49 Evelyn King Betcha She Don’t Love You 3:59 RCA 13380
Jan 15 59 Firefall Always 3:48 Atlantic 89916
Jan 15 63 Missing Persons Windows 3:46 Capitol
Jan 22 1 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 4:50 Epic 34-03509
Jan 22 1 Dexys Midnight Runners Come On Eileen 4:12 Mercury 76189
Jan 22 12 Christopher Cross All Right 4:00 Warner 29843
Jan 22 17 Earth, Wind and Fire Fall In Love With Me 3:54 Columbia 38-03375
Jan 22 30 Thompson Twins Lies 3:15 Arista 1024
Jan 22 46 Weather Girls, The It’s Raining Men 3:31 Columbia 38-03354
Jan 22 51 Randy Newman and Paul Simon The Blues 2:58 Warner Bros.
Jan 22 64 John Hall Band Love Me Again 3:49 EMI America 8151
Jan 22 74 Survivor The One That Really Matters 3:30 Scotti Brothers 03485
Jan 29 2 Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy 3:46 Beserkley 7-69847
Jan 29 6 Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton We’ve Got Tonight 3:49 Liberty 1492
Jan 29 7 Daryl Hall & John Oates One On One 3:53 RCA Victor 13421
Jan 29 18 Eric Clapton I’ve Got A Rock N’ Roll Heart 3:13 Duck/Warner 29780
Jan 29 25 ABC Poison Arrow 3:24 Mercury 810340
Jan 29 25 Stephen Bishop It Might Be You 4:12 Warner 29791
Jan 29 31 Supertramp My Kind Of Lady 4:12 A&M 2517
Jan 29 38 Jefferson Starship Winds Of Change 3:08 Grunt
Jan 29 69 Crosby, Stills and Nash Too Much Love To Hide 3:56 Atlantic 89888
Jan 29 70 Donald Fagen New Frontier 3:50 Warner Bros. 7-29792
Jan 29 71 Neil Young Little Thing Called Love 3:06 Geffen 29887
Jan 29 81 Chicago What You’re Missing 4:03 Full Moon 29798

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 5 8 Journey Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 4:21 Columbia 03513
Feb 5 20 Pat Benatar Little Too Late 3:22 Chrysalis 03536
Feb 5 29 Dan Fogelberg Make Love Stay 4:32 Full Moon 03525
Feb 5 31 DeBarge I Like It 3:43 Gordy 1645
Feb 5 40 Diana Ross So Close 3:48 RCA 13424
Feb 5 42 Melissa Manchester Nice Girls 3:32 Arista
Feb 5 58 Janet Jackson Come Give Your Love To Me 3:57 A&M
Feb 5 72 Rachel Sweet Voo Doo 3:39 Columbia 03411
Feb 5 75 Billy Squier She’s A Runner 3:59 Capitol 5202
Feb 12 3 Styx Mr. Roboto 4:44 A&M 2525
Feb 12 5 After The Fire Der Kommissar 4:03 Epic 34-03559
Feb 12 39 Phil Collins I Don’t Care Anymore 4:45 Atlantic 89877
Feb 12 42 Felony The Fanatic 3:35 Rock ‘n’ Roll 03497
Feb 12 47 Ric Ocasek Something To Grab For 3:42 Geffen
Feb 12 68 Robert John Bread And Butter 3:05 Motown
Feb 19 5 Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science 5:09 Capitol 5204
Feb 19 28 Oxo Whirly Girl 2:56 Geffen
Feb 19 50 Clash, The Should I Stay Or Should I Go 3:06 Epic 03547
Feb 19 63 Marty Balin What Love Is 4:15 EMI America 8153
Feb 26 1 Michael Jackson Beat It 4:11 Epic 34-03759
Feb 26 6 Prince Little Red Corvette 3:08 Warner Bros. 29746
Feb 26 21 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Change Of Heart 3:19 Backstreet 52181
Feb 26 26 Barry Manilow Some Kind Of Friend 3:53 Arista
Feb 26 41 Dionne Warwick Take The Short Way Home 3:41 Arista 1040
Feb 26 60 J. Geils Band Land Of A Thousand Dances 3:15 EMI America 8156
Feb 26 67 Yaz Only You 3:10 Sire 29844
Feb 26 77 Toni Basil Shoppin’ From A To Z 3:36 Chrysalis 03537
Feb 26 82 Gentle Persuasion Please Mr. Postman 4:12 Capitol 5207

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 5 41 Mac McAnally Minimum Love 3:14 Geffen
Mar 5 43 John Anderson Swingin’ 3:01 Warner 29788
Mar 5 44 Psychedelic Furs Love My Way 3:39 Columbia 03340
Mar 5 58 Robert Hazard Escalator Of Life 3:30 RCA 13449
Mar 5 62 Berlin Sex (I’m A…) 3:30 Geffen 29747
Mar 5 64 System, The You Are In My System 3:42 Mirage 99937
Mar 5 78 Single Bullet Theory Keep It Tight 2:58 Nemperor 4-03300
Mar 12 8 Naked Eyes Always Something There To Remind Me 3:40 EMI-America
Mar 12 10 Bryan Adams Straight From The Heart 3:30 A&M 2536
Mar 12 10 Toto I Won’t Hold You Back 4:35 Columbia 38-03597 A
Mar 12 12 Def Leppard Photograph 3:55 Mercury 811 215-7
Mar 12 12 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Even Now 4:31 Capitol 5213
Mar 12 24 Kenny Loggins Welcome To Heartlight 3:55 Columbia
Mar 12 51 Gap Band, The Outstanding 3:57 Total Experience 8205
Mar 12 52 Robbie Patton Smiling Islands 4:27 Atlantic 89955
Mar 12 66 Adam Ant Desperate But Not Serious 4:10 Epic 03688
Mar 12 70 Missing Persons Walking In L.A. 3:30 Capitol
Mar 12 74 Heaven 17 Let Me Go 3:58 Arista/Virgin
Mar 19 7 Laura Branigan Solitaire 4:00 Atlantic 7-89868
Mar 19 21 Al Jarreau Mornin’ 3:59 Warner
Mar 19 30 Patrick Simmons So Wrong 3:23 Elektra
Mar 19 56 Billy Joel Goodnight Saigon 5:48 Columbia
Mar 19 58 Wall Of Voodoo Mexican Radio 3:55 I.R.S. 9912
Mar 19 69 Patti Austin Every Home Should Have One (Remix) 3:24 Qwest 29727
Mar 19 72 Oak Ridge Boys American Made 2:39 MCA
Mar 19 76 Jeffrey Osborne Eenie Meenie 3:50 A&M
Mar 19 81 Le Roux Carrie’s Gone 3:39 RCA
Mar 26 1 David Bowie Let’s Dance 4:08 EMI America 8158
Mar 26 23 Ronnie Milsap Stranger In My House 4:12 RCA
Mar 26 30 INXS The One Thing 3:23 Atco 7-99905
Mar 26 32 Robert Ellis Orrall with Carlene Carter I Couldn’t Say No 3:53 RCA
Mar 26 46 Sammy Hagar Never Give Up 3:10 Geffen 29718
Mar 26 65 Lou Rawls Wind Beneath My Wings 3:53 Epic 34-03758
Mar 26 67 Pointer Sisters If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady 3:58 Planet 13430
Mar 26 79 Tony Carey I Won’t Be Home Tonight 3:25 Rocshire 95030

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 2 1 Irene Cara Flashdance…What A Feeling 3:55 Casablanca 811440-7
Apr 2 14 Duran Duran Rio 3:57 Capitol 5215
Apr 2 23 Champaign Try Again 3:42 Columbia 03563
Apr 2 37 ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin 3:24 Warner 29693
Apr 2 53 U2 New Year’s Day 3:53 Island 99915
Apr 2 59 Scandal Love’s Got A Line On You 3:24 Columbia 03615
Apr 2 64 Saga Wind Him Up 3:35 Portrait 37-03791
Apr 2 78 Modern English I Melt With You 3:49 Sire
Apr 9 3 Men At Work Overkill 3:44 Columbia
Apr 9 5 Lionel Richie My Love 4:05 Motown 1677
Apr 9 10 Tubes, The She’s A Beauty 3:22 Capitol 5217
Apr 9 46 Walter Egan Full Moon Fire 3:07 Backstreet 52200
Apr 9 54 Night Ranger Sing Me Away 3:39 Boardwalk
Apr 9 71 Ultravox Reap The Wild Wind 3:26 Chrysalis 42682
Apr 9 85 Gerard McMahon Count On Me 3:46 Full Moon
Apr 16 2 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue 3:47 Portrait 37-03793
Apr 16 2 Culture Club Time (Clock Of The Heart) 3:41 Virgin 34-03796
Apr 16 4 Sergio Mendes (with Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller) Never Gonna Let You Go 4:11 A&M 2540
Apr 16 9 Rick Springfield Affair Of The Heart 3:34 RCA 13497
Apr 16 12 Journey Faithfully 4:24 Columbia 38-03840
Apr 16 49 Sparks and Jane Wiedlin Cool Places 3:23 Atlantic
Apr 16 64 Planet P Why Me 3:29 Geffen 29705
Apr 16 66 Total Coelo I Eat Cannibals 3:28 Chrysalis 42669
Apr 16 88 Temptations, The Love On My Mind Tonight 3:57 Gordy 1666
Apr 23 5 Kajagoogoo Too Shy 3:32 EMI America 8161
Apr 23 17 DeBarge All This Love 4:06 Gordy 1660
Apr 23 39 Pat Benatar Looking For A Stranger 3:24 Chrysalis 42688
Apr 23 54 Linda Ronstadt Easy For You To Say 4:00 Asylum 69838
Apr 23 55 Eddie Rabbitt You Can’t Run From Love 3:37 Warner Bros. 29712
Apr 23 65 Neil Diamond Front Page Story 3:36 Columbia 38-03801
Apr 23 77 Bow Wow Wow Do You Wanna Hold Me 3:14 RCA 13467
Apr 23 79 Golden Earring The Devil Made Me Do It 3:37 21 Records 108
Apr 30 6 Styx Don’t Let It End 4:53 A&M 2543
Apr 30 6 Daryl Hall & John Oates Family Man 3:28 RCA Victor 13507
Apr 30 28 Jim Capaldi That’s Love 3:36 Atlantic 89849
Apr 30 34 Chris De Burgh Don’t Pay The Ferryman 3:22 A&M 2511
Apr 30 37 Kenny Rogers All My Life 3:49 Liberty 1495
Apr 30 45 Thompson Twins Love On Your Side 3:26 Arista 1056
Apr 30 63 Weird Al Yankovic Ricky 2:35 Rock ‘n’ Roll 03849
Apr 30 83 Gary Portnoy Where Everybody Knows Your Name 2:36 Applause 106
Apr 30 84 Whispers, The Tonight 4:04 Solar 69842

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 7 6 Kinks, The Come Dancing 3:44 Arista 1054
May 7 7 Madness Our House 3:20 Geffen
May 7 12 Elton John I’m Still Standing 3:00 Geffen 7-29639
May 7 22 Little River Band We Two 4:31 Capitol
May 7 33 Christopher Cross No Time For Talk 4:22 Warner 29662
May 7 38 Alabama The Closer You Get 3:35 RCA 13524
May 7 46 New Edition Candy Girl 3:45 Streetwise
May 7 63 Todd Rundgren Bang The Drum All Day 3:32 Bearsville 29686
May 7 74 Call, The The Walls Came Down 3:37 Mercury 811487
May 7 75 Belle Stars, The Sign Of The Times 2:50 Warner 29672
May 14 1 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) 3:36 RCA 13533
May 14 26 Flock Of Seagulls, A Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) 3:58 Jive 2006
May 14 39 Dave Edmunds Slipping Away 4:21 Columbia 38-03877
May 14 43 George Benson Inside Love (So Personal) 4:08 Warner Bros. 29649
May 14 45 James Ingram and Patti Austin How Do You Keep The Music Playing 4:07 Qwest 29618
May 14 61 Sheriff When I’m With You 3:55 Capitol 5199
May 14 72 Carl Wilson What You Do To Me 3:54 Caribou 03590
May 14 76 Earth, Wind and Fire Side By Side 4:09 Columbia 38-03814
May 14 79 Phil Collins I Cannot Believe It’s True 5:14 Atlantic 89864
May 14 82 Michael Bolton Fool’s Game 3:50 Columbia 03800
May 21 24 Bee Gees, The The Woman In You 4:02 RSO 813 173-7
May 21 36 Billy Idol White Wedding 3:30 Chrysalis
May 21 36 Martin Briley The Salt In My Tears 3:27 Mercury 812165
May 21 59 Devo Theme From “Doctor Detroit” 3:10 Backstreet 52215
May 21 66 Gladys Knight and the Pips Save The Overtime (For Me) 3:50 Columbia 38-03761
May 21 82 High Inergy He’s A Pretender 3:36 Gordy
May 21 93 B.J. Thomas Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love 3:25 Cleveland International 03492
May 28 3 Donna Summer She Works Hard For The Money 4:09 Mercury 812370
May 28 5 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 4:15 Epic 34-03914
May 28 8 Human League, The (Keep Feeling) Fascination 3:43 A&M/Virgin
May 28 14 Rod Stewart Baby Jane 4:43 Warner Bros. 7-29608
May 28 20 Fixx, The Saved By Zero 3:25 MCA 52213
May 28 27 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Roll Me Away 4:39 Capitol 5235
May 28 53 Lee Greenwood I.O.U. 3:05 MCA 52199
May 28 58 Berlin The Metro 4:07 Geffen 29638
May 28 78 Joan Armatrading Drop The Pilot 3:44 A&M 2538
May 28 85 After The Fire Dancing In The Shadows 3:12 Epic 03908
May 28 86 Dexys Midnight Runners The Celtic Soul Brothers 3:05 Mercury 811142

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 4 1 Police, The Every Breath You Take 4:13 A&M 2542
Jun 4 1 Michael Sembello Maniac 4:13 Casablanca 812516
Jun 4 4 Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know 4:07 Capitol 5233
Jun 4 5 Stevie Nicks Stand Back 4:18 Modern 7-99863
Jun 4 10 David Bowie China Girl 4:14 EMI America 8165
Jun 4 29 Hollies, The Stop In The Name Of Love 3:06 Atlantic
Jun 4 53 Red Rockers China 3:57 Columbia 03786
Jun 4 59 Greg Kihn Band Love Never Fails 3:43 Beserkley 69820
Jun 4 80 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Love Is The Key 3:59 Capitol
Jun 4 82 Loz Netto Fade Away 3:30 21 Records
Jun 4 91 Nona Hendryx Keep It Confidential 3:48 RCA
Jun 11 11 Loverboy Hot Girls In Love 4:05 Columbia
Jun 11 15 Bryan Adams Cuts Like A Knife 5:16 A&M 2553
Jun 11 16 Def Leppard Rock Of Ages 4:09 Mercury 812 604-7
Jun 11 52 Joe Walsh Space Age Whiz Kids 3:40 Full Moon 29611
Jun 11 71 Goanna Solid Rock 4:06 Atco 99895
Jun 18 14 Quarterflash Take Me To Heart 3:30 Geffen 7-29603
Jun 18 33 America The Border 3:37 Capitol 5236
Jun 18 40 Paul Anka Hold Me ‘Til The Morning Comes 4:28 Columbia 03897
Jun 18 45 Mtume Juicy Fruit 3:44 Epic
Jun 18 46 Louise Tucker Midnight Blue 3:46 Arista 9022
Jun 18 54 Roman Holliday Stand By 2:44 Jive 1-9036
Jun 18 67 Thomas Dolby Europa And The Pirate Twins 3:18 Capitol 5238
Jun 18 75 Patrick Simmons Don’t Make Me Do It 2:55 Elektra
Jun 18 77 Al Jarreau Boogie Down 3:58 Warner
Jun 18 78 Robert Palmer You Are In My System 2:57 Island 7-99866
Jun 18 88 Stompers, The Never Tell An Angel (When Your Heart’s On Fire) 3:50 Boardwalk 177
Jun 25 3 Men Without Hats The Safety Dance 2:44 Backstreet 52232
Jun 25 4 Taco Puttin’ On The Ritz 3:25 RCA PB-13574
Jun 25 19 ELO Rock ‘N’ Roll Is King 3:07 Jet 4-03964
Jun 25 22 Shalamar Dead Giveaway 3:43 Solar 7-69819
Jun 25 31 Diana Ross Pieces Of Ice 4:00 RCA 13549
Jun 25 38 Charlie It’s Inevitable 3:37 Mirage 99862
Jun 25 45 Crosby, Stills and Nash War Games 2:18 Atlantic 89912

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 2 6 Men At Work It’s A Mistake 4:33 Columbia
Jul 2 9 Culture Club I’ll Tumble 4 Ya 2:34 Virgin 03912
Jul 2 12 Laura Branigan How Am I Supposed To Live Without You 4:29 Atlantic 89805
Jul 2 36 Rita Coolidge All Time High 3:00 A&M 2551
Jul 2 48 Smokey Robinson and Barbara Mitchell/High Inergy Blame It On Love 3:36 Tamla 1684
Jul 2 60 Meco Ewok Celebration 3:23 Arista
Jul 2 64 Tony Carey West Coast Summer Nights 3:27 Rocshire 95037
Jul 2 64 Donnie Iris Do You Compute 3:30 MCA/Carousel
Jul 2 73 Toto Waiting For Your Love 4:07 Columbia 38-03981
Jul 2 83 Bananarama Shy Boy (Don’t It Make You Feel Good) 3:15 London 810112
Jul 2 92 Double Image Night Pulse 3:25 CBS Associated 03942
Jul 9 13 Jackson Browne Lawyers In Love 4:10 Asylum 69826
Jul 9 16 Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson Tonight, I Celebrate My Love 3:29 Capitol 5242 A
Jul 9 18 Rick Springfield Human Touch 3:45 RCA 13576
Jul 9 23 Journey After The Fall 4:24 Columbia 04004
Jul 9 35 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Fake Friends 3:23 Blackheart/MCA
Jul 9 61 Zebra Who’s Behind The Door 5:19 Atlantic 89821
Jul 9 84 Peter Tosh Johnny B. Goode 4:03 EMI America 8159
Jul 16 1 Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart 4:29 Columbia 38-03906
Jul 16 11 Naked Eyes Promises, Promises 3:50 EMI 8170
Jul 16 25 Jeffrey Osborne Don’t You Get So Mad 3:48 A&M
Jul 16 77 Engelbert Humperdinck Til You And Your Lover Are Lovers Again 3:42 Epic
Jul 16 80 INXS Don’t Change 4:22 Atco
Jul 16 81 B-52’s, The Legal Tender 3:40 Warner 29579
Jul 16 87 Mitch Ryder When You Were Mine 3:50 Riva 213
Jul 23 7 Michael Jackson Human Nature 4:05 Epic
Jul 23 30 George Benson Lady Love Me (One More Time) 3:59 Warner Bros. 29563
Jul 23 35 Little River Band You’re Driving Me Out Of My Mind 3:46 Capitol
Jul 23 52 Tubes, The Tip Of My Tongue 3:35 Capitol 5258
Jul 23 56 ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man 3:01 Warner 29576
Jul 23 62 F. R. David Words 3:27 Carrere 101
Jul 23 74 Haysi Fantayzee Shiny Shiny 3:42 RCA 13534
Jul 23 78 R.E.M. Radio Free Europe 3:07 I.R.S. 9916
Jul 30 1 Billy Joel Tell Her About It 3:47 Columbia 38-04012
Jul 30 2 Air Supply Making Love Out Of Nothing At All 4:54 Arista 1-9056
Jul 30 9 Talking Heads Burning Down The House 4:00 Sire 29565
Jul 30 10 Asia Don’t Cry 3:38 Geffen 7-29571
Jul 30 10 Frank Stallone Far From Over 3:10 RSO 815023-7
Jul 30 40 Rick James Cold Blooded 4:19 Gordy
Jul 30 61 Aretha Franklin Get It Right 4:06 Arista 9034
Jul 30 72 Manhattans, The Crazy 3:55 Columbia
Jul 30 79 Doobie Brothers, The You Belong To Me 3:06 Warner 29552
Jul 30 82 Plimsouls, The A Million Miles Away 3:34 Geffen 29600

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 6 4 Spandau Ballet True 5:40 Chrysalis 4-42720
Aug 6 5 Stray Cats (She’s) Sexy + 17 3:13 EMI 8168
Aug 6 20 Robert Plant Big Log 5:03 Atlantic 7-99844
Aug 6 25 Elton John Kiss The Bride 3:52 Geffen
Aug 6 73 Tears For Fears Change 3:52 Mercury 812677-7
Aug 6 82 Lindsey Buckingham Holiday Road 2:11 Warner 29570
Aug 6 87 Kissing The Pink Maybe This Day 3:36 Atlantic 89796
Aug 13 27 Juice Newton Tell Her No 3:28 Capitol
Aug 13 40 Stacy Lattisaw Miracles 3:30 Cotillion 7-99855
Aug 13 44 Heart How Can I Refuse 3:52 Epic
Aug 13 48 Animals, The The Night 3:51 I.R.S. 9920
Aug 13 48 Styx High Time 4:28 A&M 2568
Aug 13 52 Sergio Mendes Rainbow’s End 3:55 A&M
Aug 13 53 Eddy Grant I Don’t Wanna Dance 3:39 Portrait 04039
Aug 13 58 Ronnie Milsap Don’t You Know How Much I Love You 3:18 RCA
Aug 20 9 Sheena Easton Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) 3:41 EMI America 8172
Aug 20 29 Kinks, The Don’t Forget To Dance 4:15 Arista 9075
Aug 20 33 Madness It Must Be Love 3:24 Geffen 7-29562
Aug 20 36 Elvis Costello & The Attractions Everyday I Write The Book 3:54 Columbia 38-04045
Aug 20 49 Bee Gees Someone Belonging To Someone 4:10 RSO 815235
Aug 20 60 Wham! Bad Boys 2:20 Columbia 03932
Aug 20 66 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid 3:58 Solar 7-69828
Aug 20 71 Chris DeBurgh Ship To Shore 3:40 A&M 2565
Aug 20 75 Club House Do It Again/Billie Jean (Medley) 4:08 Atlantic 89795
Aug 20 81 Herb Alpert Garden Party 3:51 A&M 2562
Aug 20 88 Snuff Bad, Bad Billy 3:51 Warner/Curb
Aug 20 94 Kenny Rogers Scarlet Fever 3:56 Liberty 1503
Aug 27 1 Kenny Rogers Duet with Dolly Parton Islands In The Stream 4:08 RCA PB-13615
Aug 27 3 Police, The King Of Pain 4:59 A&M 2569
Aug 27 4 Fixx, The One Thing Leads To Another 3:23 MCA 52264
Aug 27 29 Agnetha Faltskog Can’t Shake Loose 3:15 Polydor 815230-7
Aug 27 35 Rod Stewart What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You) 3:36 Warner Bros. 7-29564
Aug 27 55 S.O.S. Band, The Just Be Good To Me 5:37 Tabu 4-03955
Aug 27 75 Jim Capaldi Living On The Edge 3:34 Atlantic 89799
Aug 27 78 Kajagoogoo Hang On Now 3:25 EMI America 8171
Aug 27 84 Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill 3:58 Geffen 29542

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 3 8 Prince Delirious 2:37 Warner Bros. 7-29503
Sep 3 9 Motels, The Suddenly Last Summer 3:40 Capitol 5271
Sep 3 24 Bryan Adams This Time 3:18 A&M 2574
Sep 3 27 Moody Blues, The Sitting At The Wheel 3:30 Threshold 604
Sep 3 28 Def Leppard Foolin’ 4:32 Mercury 814178-7
Sep 3 43 Donna Summer Unconditional Love 3:55 Mercury 814088
Sep 3 58 Kansas Fight Fire With Fire 3:39 CBS Associated 04057
Sep 3 77 Bette Midler All I Need To Know 2:59 Atlantic 89789
Sep 3 86 Liquid Gold What’s She Got 3:40 Critique
Sep 3 91 Big Ric Take Away 3:40 Scotti Brothers 4084
Sep 10 8 Huey Lewis & The News Heart And Soul 3:55 Chrysalis 4-42726
Sep 10 14 Stevie Nicks If Anyone Falls 4:07 Modern 7-99832
Sep 10 36 JoBoxers Just Got Lucky 3:45 RCA 13601
Sep 10 37 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Everyday People 2:38 Blackheart 52272
Sep 10 40 Manhattan Transfer, The Spice Of Life 3:35 Atlantic 7-89786
Sep 10 63 Al Jarreau Trouble In Paradise 3:46 Warner
Sep 10 71 Herbie Hancock Rockit 3:54 Columbia 38-04054
Sep 10 81 Eddie Rabbitt You Put The Beat In My Heart 4:51 Warner Bros. 29512
Sep 10 83 Crystal Gayle Baby, What About You 2:42 Warner Bros. 7-29582
Sep 17 5 Matthew Wilder Break My Stride 3:05 Private I 4-04113
Sep 17 1 Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) 4:16 Motown 1698
Sep 17 5 Quiet Riot Cum On Feel The Noize 3:27 Pasha 04005
Sep 17 14 David Bowie Modern Love 3:56 EMI America 8177
Sep 17 23 Eurythmics Love Is A Stranger 3:43 RCA 13618
Sep 17 28 Men At Work Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive 4:12 Columbia 38-04111
Sep 17 34 Loverboy Queen Of The Broken Hearts 3:48 Columbia 38-04096
Sep 17 48 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock & Roll 3:13 Capitol 5276
Sep 17 54 Commodores Only You 4:10 Motown 1694
Sep 17 74 Anne Murray A Little Good News 3:06 Capitol 5264
Sep 24 3 Billy Joel Uptown Girl 3:12 Columbia 38-04149
Sep 24 5 Pat Benatar Love Is A Battlefield 4:00 Chrysalis 42732
Sep 24 14 Peter Schilling Major Tom (Coming Home) 3:57 Elektra 7-69811
Sep 24 23 Journey Send Her My Love 3:52 Columbia 38-04151
Sep 24 25 Jackson Browne Tender Is The Night 4:51 Asylum 69791
Sep 24 34 Michael Sembello Automatic Man 3:57 Warner Bros. 7-29485
Sep 24 69 Glenn Shorrock Don’t Girls Get Lonely 3:40 Capitol 5267
Sep 24 82 Cee Farrow Should I Love You 4:00 Rocshire 95032
Sep 24 82 Berlin Masquerade 4:04 Geffen 29504
Sep 24 83 Carly Simon You Know What To Do 4:16 Warner
Sep 24 92 Minor Detail Canvas Of Life 3:30 Polydor
Sep 24 94 Graham Parker Life Gets Better 3:16 Arista 1-9065

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 1 22 Rufus and Chaka Khan Ain’t Nobody 4:05 Warner Bros. 7-29555
Oct 1 30 Human League, The Mirror Man 3:48 A&M 2587
Oct 1 39 Michael Stanley Band My Town 3:40 EMI America 8178
Oct 1 58 Quarterflash Take Another Picture 3:38 Geffen 29523
Oct 1 68 Roman Holliday Don’t Try To Stop It 2:56 Jive 1-9092
Oct 1 68 Tubes, The The Monkey Time 3:40 Capitol 5254
Oct 1 70 Paul Young Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) 4:52 Columbia 04071
Oct 1 73 Genesis Mama 6:07 Atlantic 7-89770
Oct 1 84 AC/DC Guns For Hire 3:25 Atlantic 89774 A
Oct 1 86 ELO Four Little Diamonds 4:05 Jet 04130
Oct 1 96 Lee Greenwood Somebody’s Gonna Love You 3:42 MCA 52257
Oct 8 3 Romantics, The Talking In Your Sleep 3:54 Nemperor 4-04135
Oct 8 10 Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 3:58 Epic 34-04165
Oct 8 27 Dionne Warwick and Luther Vandross How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye 3:27 Arista 1-9073
Oct 8 48 Pointer Sisters I Need You 3:44 Planet 13639
Oct 8 50 Klique Stop Doggin’ Me Around 3:57 MCA 52250
Oct 8 64 John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band On The Dark Side 2:41 Scotti Brothers 04107
Oct 8 73 Cliff Richard Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More) 3:40 EMI-America 8180
Oct 15 18 DeBarge Time Will Reveal 4:10 Gordy 1705
Oct 15 26 Deborah Allen Baby I Lied 3:53 RCA 13600
Oct 15 30 Jeffrey Osborne Stay With Me Tonight 4:10 A&M 2591
Oct 15 1 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say 3:55 Columbia 38-04168
Oct 15 9 John Cougar Mellencamp Crumblin’ Down 3:33 Riva 214
Oct 15 23 Rick Springfield Souls 3:42 RCA 13650
Oct 15 34 Asia The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 3:13 Geffen 29475
Oct 15 40 Kim Carnes Invisible Hands 3:09 EMI America 8181
Oct 15 85 New Edition Is This The End 3:50 Streetwise 1111
Oct 22 10 Culture Club Church Of The Poison Mind 3:30 Virgin/Epic 34-04144
Oct 22 13 Irene Cara Why Me? 3:55 Geffen 29464
Oct 22 17 Big Country In A Big Country 3:55 Mercury 814467
Oct 22 37 Naked Eyes When The Lights Go Out 3:00 EMI 8183
Oct 22 40 Barbra Streisand The Way He Makes Me Feel 4:04 Columbia 38-04177
Oct 22 49 Jennifer Holliday I Am Love 4:34 Geffen 7-29522
Oct 22 71 Four Tops I Just Can’t Walk Away 4:19 Motown 1706
Oct 22 77 Survivor Caught In The Game 4:10 Scotti Bros. 4-04074
Oct 22 78 Bette Midler Favorite Waste Of Time 2:43 Atlantic 89761
Oct 22 86 Joe “Bean” Esposito Lady, Lady, Lady 4:09 Casablanca 814430
Oct 22 94 Axe I Think You’ll Remember Tonight 3:16 Atco 99823
Oct 29 4 Elton John I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues 4:40 Geffen 7-29460
Oct 29 16 Madonna Holiday 3:50 London-Sire 7-29478
Oct 29 2 Daryl Hall & John Oates Say It Isn’t So 3:56 RCA Victor 13654
Oct 29 35 Stray Cats I Won’t Stand In Your Way 3:54 EMI 8185
Oct 29 53 Linda Ronstadt and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra What’s New 3:50 Asylum 7-69780
Oct 29 76 Alabama Lady Down On Love 3:57 RCA 13590
Oct 29 78 Melissa Manchester No One Can Love You More Than Me 3:58 Arista 1-9087
Oct 29 83 Heart Allies 4:14 Epic 34-04184
Oct 29 88 Eye To Eye Lucky 4:17 Warner 29455

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 5 1 Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart 3:50 Atco 99817
Nov 5 2 Kool & The Gang Joanna 3:58 De-Lite 829
Nov 5 5 Olivia Newton-John (with John Travolta) Twist Of Fate 3:39 MCA 52284
Nov 5 3 Duran Duran Union Of The Snake 4:20 Capitol 5290
Nov 5 16 Police, The Synchronicity II 5:04 A&M 2571
Nov 5 44 Paul Simon Allergies 4:27 Warner Bros. 7-29453
Nov 5 60 Rainbow Street Of Dreams 4:20 Mercury 815660-7
Nov 5 90 Juice Newton Dirty Looks 3:47 Capitol
Nov 12 8 Shannon Let The Music Play 4:38 Mirage/Emergency 7-99810
Nov 12 12 Ray Parker Jr. I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You 4:05 Arista 1-9116
Nov 12 19 .38 Special If I’d Been The One 3:51 A&M 2584
Nov 12 29 Real Life Send Me An Angel 3:52 Curb/MCA 52287
Nov 12 9 Rolling Stones, The Undercover Of The Night 4:31 Rolling Stone 7-99813
Nov 12 57 Earth, Wind and Fire Magnetic 3:45 Columbia 38-04210
Nov 12 62 Moody Blues, The Blue World 3:38 Threshold 6054
Nov 12 66 KISS Lick It Up 3:58 Mercury 814671
Nov 12 84 Men Without Hats I Like 3:22 MCA 52293
Nov 12 85 Jennifer Warnes/Chris Thompson All The Right Moves 3:43 Casablanca 814603
Nov 19 18 Barry Manilow Read ‘Em And Weep 5:16 Arista 1-9101
Nov 19 29 Spandau Ballet Gold 3:54 Chrysalis 4-42743
Nov 19 39 Robert Plant In The Mood 5:19 Atlantic 7-99820
Nov 19 54 Eddie Money The Big Crash 3:28 Columbia 38-04199
Nov 19 65 S.O.S. Band, The Tell Me If You Still Care 4:59 Tabu 4-04160
Nov 19 54 Alan Parsons Project You Don’t Believe 4:27 Arista 1-9108
Nov 19 81 Industry State Of The Nation 3:40 Capitol 5268
Nov 26 6 Genesis That’s All 4:22 Atlantic 7-89724
Nov 26 7 Lionel Richie Running With The Night 4:05 Motown 1710
Nov 26 24 Re-Flex The Politics Of Dancing 3:55 Capitol 5301
Nov 26 32 Fixx, The The Sign Of Fire 3:50 MCA 52316
Nov 26 61 Midnight Star Wet My Whistle 3:58 Solar 7-69790
Nov 26 62 Talking Heads This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody) 3:50 London-Sire 7-29451
Nov 26 79 Saga The Flyer 3:41 Portrait 04178
Nov 26 85 Joe Jackson Memphis 4:44 A&M 2601

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1983

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 3 1 Culture Club Karma Chameleon 4:10 Virgin/Epic 34-04221
Dec 3 15 Jump ‘N the Saddle The Curly Shuffle 2:55 Atlantic 7-89718
Dec 3 36 Motels, The Remember The Nights 3:05 Capitol 5246
Dec 3 46 Bonnie Tyler Take Me Back 5:20 Columbia 38-04246
Dec 3 51 Night Ranger (You Can Still) Rock In America 3:57 MCA 52305
Dec 3 71 Doors, The Gloria 3:11 Elektra 7-69770
Dec 3 83 Rodney Dangerfield Rappin’ Rodney 3:36 RCA 13656
Dec 3 87 Streets, The If Love Should Go 4:07 Atlantic 89760
Dec 10 2 Nena 99 Luftballons 3:52 Epic 34-04108
Dec 10 8 John Cougar Mellencamp Pink Houses 4:43 Polydor 215
Dec 10 9 Christopher Cross Think Of Laura 3:22 Warner Bros. 7-29658
Dec 10 19 James Ingram & Michael McDonald Yah Mo B There 4:02 Qwest 29394
Dec 10 25 Sheena Easton Almost Over You 3:40 EMI 8186
Dec 10 37 Irene Cara The Dream (Hold On To Your Dreams) 4:22 Geffen/Network 29396
Dec 10 43 Rick James & Smokey Robinson Ebony Eyes 3:56 Gordy 1714
Dec 10 45 Dolly Parton with The Jordanaires Save The Last Dance For Me 3:50 RCA 13703
Dec 10 77 Herb Alpert Red Hot 3:45 A&M 2593
Dec 10 84 Crystal Gayle The Sound Of Goodbye 3:12 Warner Bros. 7-29452
Dec 10 87 Atlantic Starr Touch A Four Leaf Clover 3:59 A&M 2580
Dec 17 2 Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun 3:55 Portrait 37-04120
Dec 17 10 Billy Joel An Innocent Man 5:16 Columbia 38-04259
Dec 17 19 Pretenders, The Middle Of The Road 4:14 Sire 7-29444
Dec 17 33 Stevie Nicks (with Sandy Stewart) Nightbird 4:23 Modern 7-99799
Dec 17 52 Prince Let’s Pretend We’re Married 3:40 Warner Bros. 7-29548
Dec 17   Prince Irresistible Bitch 4:11 Warner Bros. 7-29548
Dec 17 55 Bob Dylan Sweetheart Like You 4:31 Columbia 38-04301
Dec 17 77 Diana Ross Let’s Go Up 3:31 RCA 13671
Dec 17 79 Twilight 22 Electric Kingdom 3:58 Vanguard 35241
Dec 24 18 K.C. Give It Up 3:50 Meca 1001
Dec 24 23 Paul McCartney So Bad 3:18 Columbia 38-04296
Dec 24 58 Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack You’re Looking Like Love To Me 3:43 Capitol 5307
Dec 24 70 Headpins Just One More Time 3:48 SGR 90001 (Solid Gold)
Dec 24 75 Michael Stanley Band Someone Like You 4:10 EMI America 8189