The Top Chart Hits on October 19th, 1983: A Look Back at Music History
Ah, the 80s. A time of big hair, neon colors, and music that was so catchy, it was almost infectious. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to October 19th, 1983, a day that was as musically vibrant as the decade itself.
First up, we had the Police with their hit “Every Breath You Take.” This song was so popular, it was practically the soundtrack to every stalker movie in the 80s. But don’t let that creep you out. The song was actually about love and obsession, and it was so catchy that it topped the charts for eight weeks. Sting’s haunting vocals and the song’s hypnotic rhythm made it a favorite among fans and critics alike.
Next on the list was Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” Now, this was a song that had everyone moonwalking in their living rooms. The King of Pop was at the height of his career, and “Billie Jean” was one of his biggest hits. The song’s infectious beat and Jackson’s smooth vocals made it a chart-topper. And let’s not forget that iconic music video, with Jackson dancing on a light-up sidewalk. It was pure 80s magic.
Then there was “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara. This song was the anthem for every girl who dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. The song’s uplifting lyrics and Cara’s powerful vocals made it a hit. Plus, the music video, with its scenes from the movie “Flashdance,” was a visual treat. It was the kind of song that made you want to throw on a leotard and dance around your living room.
And who could forget “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by the Eurythmics? This song was a synth-pop masterpiece, with its catchy melody and Annie Lennox’s distinctive vocals. The song’s lyrics were a bit cryptic, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a hit. It was the kind of song that got stuck in your head for days, and you didn’t even mind.
Last but not least, there was “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. This song was a power ballad like no other. Tyler’s raspy vocals and the song’s dramatic lyrics made it a chart-topper. It was the kind of song that made you want to belt out the lyrics at the top of your lungs, even if you were completely off-key.
So there you have it, folks. The top chart hits on October 19th, 1983. It was a time when music was fun, catchy, and a little bit weird. But that’s what made it so great. These songs may be over three decades old, but they’re still as catchy as ever. So go ahead, put on your leg warmers, crank up the volume, and take a trip back to the 80s. You won’t regret it.