Special Report

The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1970

Source: Bogaerts, Rob / Anefo / Wikimedia Commons

1980
> Most popular song: Blondie – Call Me
> Hot 100 debut: Feb. 16, 1980
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 25
> Runner-up song: Diana Ross – Upside Down

Source: White House Photographic Office / The National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1981
> Most popular song: Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
> Hot 100 debut: March 28, 1981
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 32
> Runner-up song: Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes

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1982
> Most popular song: John Cougar – Hurts So Good
> Hot 100 debut: April 24, 1982
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 2
> Weeks on Hot 100: 28
> Runner-up song: The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1983
> Most popular song: Irene Cara – Flashdance…What A Feeling
> Hot 100 debut: April 2, 1983
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 25
> Runner-up song: Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Source: Marcin Wichary / Wikimedia Commons

1984
> Most popular song: Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It
> Hot 100 debut: May 19, 1984
> Peak Hot 100 position: No. 1
> Weeks on Hot 100: 28
> Runner-up song: Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)