Tag Archives: released in 1980s

Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 for five weeks in August and September 1987 (Chart History) COMBINED SALES: 1.12 million (September 2017) RELEASE DATE: August 1987 WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: October [..]

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Kylie & Jason – Especially For You

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 in January 1989 (3 weeks) COMBINED SALES: 1.09 million (April 2018) RELEASE DATE: December 1988 WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES: 12th December 2014 At the [..]

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Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 in March 1983 (1 week) COMBINED SALES: 1.44 million (August 2018) YEAR OF RELEASE: January 1983 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: September 2014 [..]

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Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (5 weeks) SALES: 1.39m YEAR OF RELEASE: May 1985 WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES?: September 1985 Jennifer Rush’s The Power Of Love [..]

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Wham! – Last Christmas/Everything She Wants

PEAK POSITION: Number 2 SALES: 1.82 million (December 2017) YEAR OF RELEASE: December 1984 WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES?: January 1985 This double A-side single remains [..]

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Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (6 weeks) SALES: 3.8m (December 2017) YEAR OF RELEASE: November 1984 WHEN DID IT REACH ONE MILLION SALES?: December 1984 After a year of [..]

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George Michael – Careless Whisper

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (3 weeks) SALES: 1.45m (August 2017) YEAR OF RELEASE: July 1984 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: October 1984 George Michael is one of [..]

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Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (6 weeks) SALES: 1.83m YEAR OF RELEASE: August 1984 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: September 1984 A living legend. Over 23 years Stevie [..]

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Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (9 weeks) SALES: 1.58m YEAR OF RELEASE: May 1984 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: June 1984 Frankie Goes To Hollywood were the first [..]

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Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (5 weeks) SALES: 2.06 million (December 2017) YEAR OF RELEASE: October 1983 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: March 1984 No one ever had [..]

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New Order – Blue Monday

PEAK POSITION: Number 3 SALES: 1.16m YEAR OF RELEASE: March 1983 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: 2004 to 2010 Blue Monday is the biggest-selling 12-inch single. The [..]

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Culture Club – Karma Chameleon

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (6 weeks) SALES: 1.47m YEAR OF RELEASE: September 1983 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: October 1983 Culture Club were the first act to [..]

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Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (4 weeks) SALES: 1.31m YEAR OF RELEASE: June 1982 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: September 1982 After their first smash hit ‘Geno’ the [..]

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The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (5 weeks) SALES: 1.64m (December 2017) YEAR OF RELEASE: November 1981 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: January 1982 Don’t You Want me held [..]

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Soft Cell – Tainted Love

PEAK POSITION: Number 1 (2 weeks) SALES: 1.35m (August 2017) YEAR OF RELEASE: July 1981 YEAR IT REACHED 1 MILLION SALES: 2004 to 2010 Tainted Love charted in [..]

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