Released in 1982, Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out reached number 6 in the UK charts in early 1983 and did just as well in the USA. An absolutely fantastic pop song by a brilliant musician, he was never to scale these chart heights again, but he made his mark in ...
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Down Under is/was one of the greats of the 80s and was a huge worldwide hit. Men At Work had a few other notable hits, but nothing anywhere near as big as this one.
Save A Prayer became Duran Duran's highest charting hit to date, reaching number 2 in the UK charts in 1982. Another personal favourite of mine.
Love Is A Stranger was the Eurythmics breakthrough hit, reaching number 6 in the UK charts in 1982. They went on to have a string of UK Top 10 hits in the 90s, though only one Number 1 (and no, it wasn't Sweet Dreams!). I was lucky enough to see them liv...
Mirror Man by The Human League reached number 2 in late 1982. The video is very similar in style to their Don't You Want Me one.
Why by Carly Simon is a real favourite of mine. It reached the UK Top 10 in 1982, her penultimate UK Top 10 single.
In my opinion, Duran Duran's Rio is one of *the* greatest ever pop videos. Period. However, it only reached number 9 in the UK charts (their big hits were yet to come)!
Living on the Ceiling was synth band Blancmange's first UK Top 10 hit. They went on to have further success in the early 80s.