The King of Pop reigned supreme, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. Let's dip into the '80s goodness.
10. "Twilight Zone," Golden Earring
This was Dutch band Golden Earring's biggest hit. Nice space-like sound effects, guys!
9. ''One One One," Hall & Oates
Long live the sax solo. Long live Hall & Oates.
8. "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," Journey
The video is famously awful, but the song is, let's be honest, awesome. Intensity, thy name is Steve Perry.
7. "Mr. Roboto," Styx
Confession: I still try to fit in "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto" in everyday conversation at least once a week.
6. "We've Got Tonight," Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton
Kenny also dueted on this song with Dolly Parton. What, no duet with Bob Seger, Kenny? He wrote the thing.
5. "Back on the Chain Gang," the Pretenders
Though Sally Ride went to space, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their first album and Chris Hemsworth was born, "Back on the Chain Gang" was probably the big highlight of 1983.
4. "You Are," Lionel Richie
The time when Richie could do no wrong (the video is another story).
3. "Hungry Like the Wolf," Duran Duran
OK, how did anyone living in March 1983 get any work done with all this great music?
2. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," Culture Club
Boy George and co. get torch-songy (with a swing) on their first No. 1 hit.
1. "Billie Jean," Michael Jackson
Jackson's classic spent nearly two months at the top of the Hot 100 chart. And inspired many an illuminated tile business. I assume.