US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 24, 1983

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Note – the chart was “frozen” next week (week ending December 31, 1983). The next new chart was dated January 7, 1984

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

1 1 SAY SAY SAY –•– Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (Columbia)-11 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SAY IT ISN’T SO –•– Daryl Hall John Oates (RCA)-9 (2)
3 5 UNION OF THE SNAKE –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-8 (3)
4 7 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART –•– Yes (Atlantic)-8 (4)
5 3 ALL NIGHT LONG (All Night) –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-15 (1)
6 4 UPTOWN GIRL –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-14 (3)
7 6 LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-14 (5)
8 9 TWIST OF FATE –•– Olivia Newton-John (with John Travolta) (MCA)-8 (8)
9 11 UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (9)
10 18 BREAK MY STRIDE –•– Matthew Wilder (Private I)-15 (10)

11 19 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES –•– Elton John (Geffen)-9 (11)
12 20 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– The Romantics (Nemperor)-12 (12)
13 10 CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-10 (10)
14 15 MAJOR TOM (Coming Home) –•– Peter Schilling (Elektra)-14 (14)
15 12 CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE –•– Quiet Riot (Pasha)-15 (5)
16 16 SYNCHRONICITY II –•– The Police (A&M)-8 (16)
17 27 KARMA CHAMELEON –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-4 (17)
18 8 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM –•– Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton (RCA)-18 (1)
19 13 WHY ME –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-10 (13)
20 17 IN A BIG COUNTRY –•– Big Country (Mercury)-10 (17)

21 25 RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-5 (21)
22 29 JOANNA –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-8 (22)
23 24 READ ‘EM AND WEEP –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-6 (23)
24 14 CRUMBLIN’ DOWN –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-11 (9)
25 28 IF I’D BEEN THE ONE –•– 38 Special (A&M)-7 (25)
26 26 TIME WILL REVEAL –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-11 (26)
27 30 THAT’S ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-5 (27)
28 31 I STILL CAN’T GET OVER LOVING YOU –•– Ray Parker Jr. (Arista)-7 (28)
29 32 PINK HOUSES –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-3 (29)
30 22 AIN’T NOBODY –•– Rufus & Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers)-13 (22)

31 33 HOLIDAY –•– Madonna (Sire)-9 (31)
32 44 THE CURLY SHUFFLE –•– Jump ‘N the Saddle (Atlantic)-4 (32)
33 34 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT –•– Jeffrey Osborne (A&M)-11 (33)
34 37 GOLD –•– Spandau Ballet (Chrysalis)-6 (34)
35 38 THE SIGN OF FIRE –•– The Fixx (MCA)-5 (35)
36 21 HEART AND SOUL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-16 (8)
37 39 WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-10 (37)
38 47 THINK OF LAURA –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-3 (38)
39 41 BABY I LIED –•– Deborah Allen (RCA)-11 (39)
40 43 IN THE MOOD –•– Robert Plant (Es Paranza)-6 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 23 SOULS –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-11 (23)
47 36 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-12 (10)
56 35 I WON’T STAND IN YOUR WAY –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-9 (35)
57 40 THE WAY HE MAKES ME FEEL –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-10 (40)

POWER PLAYS

42 45 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Shannon (Mirage)-7 (42)
43 50 MIDDLE OF THE ROAD –•– The Pretenders (Sire)-2 (43)
44 51 AN INNOCENT MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-2 (44)
45 48 REMEMBER THE NIGHTS –•– The Motels (Capitol)-4 (45)
46 49 SEND ME AN ANGEL –•– Real Life (MCA / Curb)-7 (46)
48 63 NIGHTBIRD –•– Stevie Nicks (with Sandy Stewart) (Modern)-2 (48)
49 — SO BAD –•– Paul McCartney (Columbia)-1 (49)
50 73 YAH MO B THERE –•– James Ingram (with Michael McDonald) (Qwest)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — SO BAD –•– Paul McCartney (Columbia)-1 (49)
67 — GIVE IT UP –•– K.C. (Meca)-1 (67)
74 — YOU’RE LOOKING LIKE LOVE TO ME –•– Peabo Bryson / Roberta Flack (Capitol)-1 (74)
81 — SOMEONE LIKE YOU –•– The Michael Stanley Band (EMI-America)-1 (81)
89 — JUST ONE MORE TIME –•– The Headpins (Solid Gold)-1 (89)

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