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Subject: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 04/15/05 at 3:00 am

These are the top-selling singles, 1980 thru '89. My picks are "Every Breath You Take" and "That's What Friends Are For". 8)

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: Climber on 04/18/05 at 8:05 pm

Of those listed, I chose Call Me and Bette Davis Eyes.  These are not my all time favorites, though.

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: ADH13 on 04/18/05 at 11:48 pm


Every Breath You Take outsold Thriller?? :o

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: cagesundercage on 04/19/05 at 12:27 pm

bettie davis eyes

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: Paul on 04/19/05 at 3:13 pm

Um...wasn't 'Look Away' from 1988...?


Every Breath You Take outsold Thriller?? :o


As a single, yes...but if you're talking 'Thriller' the album...

From this stack, 'Every Breath You Take' then 'Bette Davis Eyes'...

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: Jennifer028 on 04/19/05 at 3:38 pm

Careless Wisper and Thats what friends are for  :)

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: ADH13 on 04/19/05 at 5:12 pm


As a single, yes...but if you're talking 'Thriller' the album...




Wow, that's surprising still!  I don't remember Every Breath You Take being THAT popular.  But then again, since so many people bought the Thriller album, they probably didn't need a single too...

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: DevoRule on 04/19/05 at 7:05 pm

I can't remember what I voted, but imo 80s pop generally sucks (I mean the baby baby type only)

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: Schillingfan on 04/19/05 at 8:45 pm

MAJOR TOM by Peter Schilling and SHOUT and EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD by Tears For Fears

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: Ansky1213 on 04/20/05 at 7:40 am

Out of these, it's "Every Breath You Take" and "When Doves Cry."

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: Tanya1976 on 04/20/05 at 8:41 am

"Call Me" and "Look Away"

Tanya

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: rikta on 04/26/05 at 7:31 am


"Call Me" and "Look Away"

Tanya


Those singles were not the 80's best selling singles but Billboard 's top singles in terms of chart performances (weeks on Top 40, Top 10,...).
For instance, the biggest selling single of the 80's is USA for Africa We Are The World at 7.5 million copies sold in the US alone. However, chartwise, the biggest hit of 85 was Careless Whisper.
Another example, 1983's biggest seller was Billie Jean but The Police hit outperformed it on the charts.

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: Kryllith on 04/26/05 at 9:55 am

Although I like most of those songs, I wouldn't have ranked  them as my favorites. I generally prefer other songs the listed artists did. That being said though, I'll go with "Every Breath You Take", since that IS one of my favorite Police songs.

Kryllith

Subject: Re: No.1 Selling Singles Of The 80s

Written By: migi on 04/26/05 at 11:56 am

I choose FAITH. George Miichael was in peak condition during Faith-album.

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