From bright colours to big hair, the 80s were a decade where British artists pushed the boundaries and ruled music and popular culture.
While it might seem like just yesterday, most of the hits on our list are more than 30 years old – today we’re looking back at some of the biggest chart toppers and number 1 hit singles from that decade, many of which still endure today.
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Lionel Richie – Hello
Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
John Lennon – Imagine
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Madonna – Into the Groove
Queen and David Bowie – Under Pressure
Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
Chris de Burgh – The Lady in Red
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
A-HA – Take On Me
U2 – With or Without You
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes
Do you use Spotify? Listen to the whole playlist here.
What were your favourite songs from the 80s?