List of Top 25 singles for 1983 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting singles on the Australian Singles Charts, for the year of 1983. These were the best charting singles in Australia for 1983. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. "Australiana" Austen Tayshus 1 8
2. "Flashdance ... What a Feeling Irene Cara 1 7
3. "Gloria" Laura Branigan 1 7
4. "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson 1 5
5. "Up Where We Belong" Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 1 2
6. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Bonnie Tyler 1 6
7. "Save Your Love" Renee and Renato 3
8. "Karma Chameleon" Culture Club 1 5
9. "Beat It" Michael Jackson 2
10. "Every Breath You Take" The Police 2
11. "Bop Girl" Pat Wilson 2
12. "Reckless" Australian Crawl 1 1
13. "I Was Only 19" Redgum 1 2
14. "Twisting by the Pool" Dire Straits 2
15. "Rain" Dragon 2
16. "1999" Prince 2
17. "Give it Up" KC and the Sunshine Band 3
18. "Heartbreaker" Dionne Warwick 2
19. "I'm Still Standing" Elton John 3
20. "Electric Avenue" Eddy Grant 2
21. "You Can't Hurry Love" Phil Collins 2
22. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" Culture Club 1 6 (pkd #1 82 & 83)
23. "Safety Dance" Men Without Hats 5
24. "Let's Dance" David Bowie 2
25. "Africa" Toto 5


These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 singles for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"