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Song of the Year 1983


Beat it!

Billboard Top 40 of 1983


1 Every Breath You Take - Police

2 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

3 Flashdance (What A Feeling) - Irene Cara

4 Down Under - Men At Work

5 Beat It - Michael Jackson

6 Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler

7 Maneater - Hall And Oates

8 Baby Come To Me - Patti Austin And James Ingram

9 Maniac - Michael Sembello

10 Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics

11 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club

12 You And I - Eddie Rabbitt And Crystal Gayle

13 Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

14 Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger

15 She Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer

16 Never Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendes

17 Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran

18 Let's Dance - David Bowie

19 Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

20 I Know There's Something Going On - Frida

21 Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band

22 Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant

23 She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby

24 Africa - Toto

25 Little Red Corvette - Prince

26 Back On The Chain Gang - Pretenders

27 Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes

28 Mr Roboto - Styx

29 You Are - Lionel Richie

30 Der Kommissar - After The Fire

31 Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco

32 Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye

33 (Keep Feelin') Fascination - Human League

34 Time - Culture Club

35 Safety Dance, The - Men Without Hats

36 Mickey - Toni Basil

37 You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins

38 Separate Ways - Journey

39 One On One - Hall And Oates

40 We've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers And Sheena Easton

 

Top Albums of 1983


Thriller  -   Micahel Jackson 

Flashdance -   Soundtrack     

Synchronicity    -  The Police

Metal Health    -     Quiet Riot      

Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie

 

The Grammy's 1983


Record of the Year: Beat It - Michael Jackson

Album of the Year: Thriller - Michael Jackson

Song of the Year: Every Breath You Take - Sting, songwriter

Best New Artist: Culture Club

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: Thriller - Michael Jackson

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female: Flashdance: What a Feeling - Irene Cara

Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Every Breath You Take - Police

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male: Beat It - Michael Jackson

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female: Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Synchronicity - Police

Best New Rhythm and Blues Song: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson, songwriter

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female: Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: Top Drawer - Mel TorméBest Jazz Vocal Performance

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female: The Best Is Yet to Come - Ella Fitzgerald

Best New Country Song: Stranger in My House - Mike Reid, songwriter

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: I.O.U. - Lee Greenwood

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: A Little Good News - Anne Murray

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: The Closer You Get - Alabama

Best Comedy Recording: Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Eddie Murphy

Best Album Package: Speaking in Tongues, Robert Rauschenberg, art director

Best Video, Short Form: Girls on Film/Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

 

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Music News 1983

 

"Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" and "Buckingham Blues" debut LP

Storm cuts short free Diana Ross concert in New York's Central Park

Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher


Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding

Karen Carpenter dies of anorexia nervosa at the age of 32.


The Tony's (Musicals) 1983


Best Musical: Cats

Outstanding Performance Actor Musical: Tommy Tune My One and Only

Outstanding Performance Actress Musical: Natalia Makarova On Your Toes

Outstanding Performance Featured Actor Musical: Charles Honi Coles My One and Only

Outstanding Performance Featured Actress Musical: Betty Buckley Cats

Outstanding Direction Musical: Trevor Nunn Cats

Outstanding Choreography: Tommy Tune & Thommie Walsh My One and Only

Best Score Musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber & T S Eliot Cats




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