This article is about the American Billboard Hot chart held during the s. The Billboard Hot chart is the main song chart of the American music industry and is updated every week by the Billboard magazine. During the s the chart was based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales figures and airplay on American radio station. George Michael was the only artist to achieve two year-end Billboard Hot number-one singles in the s. He achieved this with his songs " Faith " and " Careless Whisper ".
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Top ’80s songs, ranked
Ah, the 80s. Here, however, we whittle down a decade of societal decadence and political decay into the tracks that defined it. Simon was in rare form on the title track on his pivotal 86 album. Here the punk poet tackled Vietnam, immigration and gentrification. It was a musical tour de force too, combining ska, lovers rock and more into a cyclone of musical genre splicing — another example of The Clash mixing it all up to create something brilliant and new. Both of which allowed Frank Black to emote over the top, going batshit in the vocal department. This brilliant, stately number was written by Elvis Costello as a much needed protest track against the Falklands war. Penned from the perspective of ship workers in Britain at the time of the war, it was a bold message of non-compliance. Penned by Christine McVie about new husband Eddie Quintela, it was McVie doing what she did best; a simple song about the joys of new love.