Special Report

The Most Popular Song Every Year Since 1966

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1981
> Song: Jessie’s Girl
> Artist: Rick Springfield
> Weeks at #1 14
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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1982
> Song: Chariots Of Fire – Titles
> Artist: Vangelis
> Weeks at #1 7
> Copies of single sold: 1 million

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1983
> Song: Baby, Come To Me
> Artist: Patti Austin A Duet With James Ingram
> Weeks at #1 10
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

1984
> Song: Total Eclipse Of The Heart
> Artist: Bonnie Tyler
> Weeks at #1 18
> Copies of single sold: 1 million

1985
> Song: Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
> Artist: Billy Ocean
> Weeks at #1 14
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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