US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 17, 1983

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 1 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (Columbia)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 SAY IT ISN’T SO –•– Daryl Hall John Oates (RCA)-8 (2)
3 2 ALL NIGHT LONG (All Night) –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-14 (1)
4 3 UPTOWN GIRL –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-13 (3)
5 7 UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-7 (5)
6 5 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-13 (5)
7 11 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART –•– Yes (Atlantic)-7 (7)
8 6 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM –•– Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton (RCA)-17 (1)
9 12 TWIST OF FATE –•– Olivia Newton-John (with John Travolta) (MCA)-7 (9)
10 10 CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-9 (10)

11 14 UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (11)
12 8 CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE –•– Quiet Riot (Pasha)-14 (5)
13 13 WHY ME –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-9 (13)
14 9 CRUMBLIN’ DOWN –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-10 (9)
15 18 MAJOR TOM (Coming Home) –•– Peter Schilling (Elektra)-13 (15)
16 16 SYNCHRONICITY II –•– The Police (A&M)-7 (16)
17 17 IN A BIG COUNTRY –•– Big Country (Mercury)-9 (17)
18 19 BREAK MY STRIDE –•– Matthew Wilder (Private I)-14 (18)
19 21 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John (Geffen)-8 (19)
20 24 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– The Romantics (Nemperor)-11 (20)

21 15 HEART AND SOUL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-15 (8)
22 22 AIN’T NOBODY –•– Rufus & Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers)-12 (22)
23 23 SOULS –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-10 (23)
24 27 READ ‘EM AND WEEP –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-5 (24)
25 30 RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-4 (25)
26 26 TIME WILL REVEAL –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-10 (26)
27 35 KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-3 (27)
28 29 IF I’D BEEN THE ONE –•– 38 Special (A&M)-6 (28)
29 31 JOANNA –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-7 (29)
30 34 THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-4 (30)

31 32 I STILL CAN’T GET OVER LOVING YOU –•– Ray Parker Jr. (Arista)-6 (31)
32 45 PINK HOUSES –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-2 (32)
33 39 HOLIDAY –•– Madonna (Sire)-8 (33)
34 43 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT –•– Jeffrey Osborne (A&M)-10 (34)
35 36 I WON’T STAND IN YOUR WAY –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-8 (35)
36 20 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-11 (10)
37 44 GOLD –•– Spandau Ballet (Chrysalis)-5 (37)
38 46 THE SIGN OF FIRE –•– The Fixx (MCA)-4 (38)
39 41 WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-9 (39)
40 40 THE WAY HE MAKES ME FEEL –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

42 25 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART –•– Bonnie Tyler (Columbia)-23 (1)
46 33 TONIGHT, I CELEBRATE MY LOVE –•– Peabo Bryson / Roberta Flack (Capitol)-24 (16)
52 28 SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER –•– The Motels (Capitol)-16 (9)
55 38 TELEFONE (Long Distance Love Affair) –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-18 (9)
58 37 THE SMILE HAS LEFT YOUR EYES –•– Asia (Geffen)-10 (34)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 BABY I LIED –•– Deborah Allen (RCA)-10 (41)
43 48 IN THE MOOD –•– Robert Plant (Es Paranza)-5 (43)
44 63 THE CURLY SHUFFLE –•– Jump ‘N the Saddle (Atlantic)-3 (44)
45 52 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Shannon (Mirage)-6 (45)
47 67 THINK OF LAURA –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-2 (47)
48 55 REMEMBER THE NIGHTS –•– The Motels (Capitol)-3 (48)
49 54 SEND ME AN ANGEL –•– Real Life (MCA / Curb)-6 (49)
50 — MIDDLE OF THE ROAD –•– The Pretenders (Sire)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

50 — MIDDLE OF THE ROAD –•– The Pretenders (Sire)-1 (50)
51 — AN INNOCENT MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (51)
63 — NIGHTBIRD –•– Stevie Nicks (with Sandy Stewart) (Modern)-1 (63)
80 — GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-1 (80)
85 — LET’S GO UP –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-1 (85)
90 — SWEETHEART LIKE YOU –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (90)
91 — LET’S PRETEND WE’RE MARRIED –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-1 (91)
95 — ELECTRIC KINGDOM –•– Twilight 22 (Vanguard)-1 (95)