Top 100 Singles of 1983 in Canada

the police - every breath you takeAccording to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1983 in Canada was “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. Eight songs on the year-end top 100 chart below are from Canadian artists. Canadian entries have been bolded in red. The top Canadian song was “Hot Girls In Love” by Loverboy at 59th of the year. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Every Breath You Take The Police
2 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me Culture Club
3 Let’s Dance David Bowie
4 Flashdance Irene Cara
5 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
6 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
7 Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
8 Beat It Michael Jackson
9 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
10 Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran
11 She Blinded Me with Science Thomas Dolby
12 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
13 Maniac Michael Sembello
14 Puttin’ on the Ritz Taco
15 Islands in the Stream K Rogers/D Parton
16 Africa Toto
17 Pass the Duchie Musical Youth
18 All Night Long Lionel Richie
19 True Spandau Ballet
20 Mr. Roboto Styx
21 White Wedding Billy Idol
22 Our House Madness
23 Time Culture Club
24 Modern Love David Bowie
25 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
26 Baby Come to Me P Austin/J Ingram
27 One Thing Leads to Another The Fixx
28 Making Love Air Supply
29 She Works Hard for the Money Donna Summer
30 King of Pain The Police
31 Sexy+17 Stray Cats
32 Come on Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
33 Telefone Sheena Easton
34 Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats
35 Mickey Toni Basil
36 Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant
37 Rio Duran Duran
38 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ Michael Jackson
39 Come Dancing The Kinks
40 Something I Should Know Duran Duran
41 In a Big Country Big Country
42 We’ve Got Tonight K Rogers/S Easton
43 China Girl David Bowie
44 Maneater Hall & Oates
45 I’m Still Standing Elton John
46 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
47 Back on the Chain Gang Pretenders
48 Sex Berlin
49 I’ll Tumble 4 Ya Culture Club
50 Tell Her About It Billy Joel
51 Midnight Blue Louise Tucker
52 Never Gonna Let You Go Sergio Mendes
53 Say Say Say P McCartney/M Jackson
54 Gloria Laura Branigan
55 Overkill Men At Work
56 You Are Lionel Richie
57 Rock ‘n Roll is King ELO
58 One on One Hall & Oates
59 Hot Girls in Love Loverboy
60 Always Something… Naked Eyes
61 Rock This Town Stray Cats
62 Rise Up Parachute Club
63 Shame on the Moon Bob Seger
64 Mirror Man Human League
65 Shy Boy Bananarama
66 Tonight I Celebrate My Love P Bryson/R Flack
67 When I’m With You Sheriff
68 Nobody Sylvia
69 Never Said I Loved You Payolas/C Pope
70 Burning Down the House Talking Heads
71 1999 Prince
72 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
73 Separate Ways Journey
74 Solitaire Laura Branigan
75 Little Red Corvette Prince
76 Fascination Human League
77 The Safety Dance Men Without Hats
78 You Can’t Hurry Love Phil Collins
79 Truly Lionel Richie
80 Heartache Avenue Maisonettes
81 Cuts Like a Knife Bryan Adams
82 Wishing A Flock of Seagulls
83 Pale Shelter Tears for Fears
84 Stand Back Stevie Nicks
85 Don’t Cry Asia
86 Baby Jane Rod Stewart
87 Promises Promises Naked Eyes
88 I Don’t Wanna Dance Eddy Grant
89 Sign of the Times Mens Room
90 Human Nature Michael Jackson
91 Crumblin’ Down John Cougar Mellancamp
92 Love Is a Stranger Eurythmics
93 Twilight Zone Golden Earring
94 I Won’t Hold You Back Toto
95 Affair of the Heart Rick Springfield
96 Fall in Love with Me Earth, Wind & Fire
97 Girls Night Out Toronto
98 Suddenly Last Summer Motels
99 Lawyers in Love Jackson Browne
100 Der Kommissar Falco
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