List of Top 40 singles for 1980–89 in Australia

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The following lists the top 40 (end of decade) charting singles on the Australian Singles Charts, for the 1980s. These were the best charting singles in Australia for the 1980s. The source for this decade is the Kent Music Report, known from 1987 onwards as the Australian Music Report.

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached Date reached
1. "Locomotion" Kylie Minogue 1 August 1987
2. "Dancing in the Dark" Bruce Springsteen 5 September 1984
3. "Australiana" Austen Tayshus 1 August 1983
4. "Simply Irresistible" Robert Palmer 1 September 1988
5. "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Stevie Wonder 1 October 1984
6. "Ghostbusters" Ray Parker, Jr. 2 September 1984
7. "Islands in the Stream" Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton 1 December 1983
8. "La Bamba" Los Lobos 1 September 1987
9. "Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley 1 November 1987
10. "Down Under" Men at Work 1 December 1981
11. "Run to Paradise" The Choirboys 3 November 1987
12. "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara 1 July 1983
13. "Old Time Rock and Roll" Bob Seger 3 August 1987
14. "You're the Voice" John Farnham 1 November 1985
15. "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes 1 February 1988
16. "We Are the World" USA for Africa 1 April 1985
17. "Kokomo" The Beach Boys 1 December 1988
18. "Shaddap You Face" Joe Dolce Music Theatre 1 November 1980
19. "Gloria" Laura Branigan 1 February 1983
20. "The Only Way Is Up" Yazz and the Plastic Population 2 October 1988
21. "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles 1 February 1987
22. "Electric Blue" Icehouse 1 November 1987
23. "Venus" Bananarama 1 September 1986
24. "Teardrops" Womack & Womack 1 February 1989
25. "Faith" George Michael 1 December 1987
26. "I Got You" Split Enz 1 April 1980
27. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Kim Wilde 1 February 1987
28. "The Power of Love" Jennifer Rush 1 November 1985
29. "Start Me Up" The Rolling Stones 1 November 1981
30. "Eternal Flame" The Bangles 1 June 1989
31. "Angel"/"Into the Groove" Madonna 1 June 1985
32. "Time Warp" Original Cast, The Rocky Horror Picture Show 3 December 1980
33. "It's Just Not Cricket" The Twelfth Man 1 June 1984
34. "Eye of the Tiger" Survivor 1 September 1982
35. "(Just Like) Starting Over" John Lennon 1 January 1981
36. "Funkytown" Pseudo Echo 1 December 1986
37. "Wired for Sound" Cliff Richard 2 December 1981
38. "Come On Eileen" Dexys Midnight Runners 1 November 1982
39. "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" The Proclaimers 1 February 1989
40. "If I Could" 1927 2 December 1988

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

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