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DJ Music 1983

The year started with a bit of left over turkey from Christmas still at number one but 1983 became a bit of a classic year for 80s pop and number ones, almost every one of these tunes still works well today. If your going to a wedding sometime soon you can expect to hear at least half of this selection, Uptown girl always gets Gran's dancing feet moving and Billie Jean will even get dad moon walking on to the dance floor.

Uk number 1 music hits of 1983

Renee and Renato Save your love 1982
Phil Collins You cant hurry love 15th Jan
Men at work Down under 29th Jan
Kajagoogoo Too Shy 19th Feb
Michael Jackson Billie Jean 5th March
Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the heart 12th March
Duran Duran Is there something I should know 26th March
David Bowie Lets Dance 9th April
Spandau Ballet True 30th April
New Edition Candy Girl 28th May
Police Every breath you take 4th June
Rod Stewart Baby Jane 2nd July
Paul young Where ever I lay my hat 23rd July
KC and the sunshine band Give it up 13th August
UB40 Red Red wine 3rd Sept
Culture Club Karma Chameleon 24th Sept
Billy Joel Uptown girl 5th Nov
Flying Pickets Only You 10th Dec

After a dodgy start to 1983 with the chart topper from Rene and Renato we where saved by Phil Collins and his pop remake of the Motown classic. Older people moaned about it at the time but its a great tune and Phil added a modern pop twist and super video. A top track from down under sat nicely at number one until the hair Bare bunch AKA Kajaggoo weren't too shy to claim pole position. What followed was pop and disco dance anthem Billie Jean. Another great video saw MJ hop scotching his way across a lighted dance floor. Apparently only some of the squares light up so he had to make up new dance moves on the spot.

A X factor favourite and much murdered Karaoke classic Total Eclipse of the heart knocked Michael off the top spot only to be replaced by Is there something I should know? from Duran Duran. Later in the year UB40 scored with a remake of Red Red Wine which is also a popular karaoke and end of the night sing along song.

Ballads were big in 1983 and as well as Bonnie Tylor there was honest to goodness Spandau Ballet with True, Every breath you take from the Police and Paul Young's Where ever I lay my hat.

The by then veteran rockers in the shapes of David Bowie and Rod Stewart also had massive chart success with party classics Lets Dance and Baby Jane. The Disco funk Band KC and the sunshine band founded 10 years earlier had perhaps there biggest ever hit with Give it UP.

Other top pop from this classic year is a perfect pop record from new edition which included a youthful Bobby Brown in the line up. Today no gran on a wedding dance floor is going be happy until she hears Uptown Girl and Karma Chameleon, strangely this was also true 30 years ago when these were brand new releases for Billy Joel and Culture club.

The final hit of the year was from the flying pickets who had reworked Only You by Yazoo using just their vocal cords. It wasn't really a Christmas record but it just seemed to finish of the year nicely.

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