List of number-one R&B singles of 1983 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1983:

Issue Date Song Artist
January 1 "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye
January 8 "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye
January 15 "The Girl Is Mine" Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
January 22 "The Girl Is Mine" Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
January 29 "The Girl Is Mine" Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
February 5 "Outstanding" The Gap Band
February 12 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
February 19 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
February 26 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
March 5 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
March 12 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
March 19 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
March 26 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
April 2 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
April 9 "Billie Jean" Michael Jackson
April 16 "Atomic Dog" George Clinton
April 23 "Atomic Dog" George Clinton
April 30 "Atomic Dog" George Clinton
May 7 "Atomic Dog" George Clinton
May 14 "Candy Girl" New Edition
May 21 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
May 28 "Save the Overtime (For Me)" Gladys Knight and the Pips
June 4 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
June 11 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
June 18 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
June 25 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
July 2 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
July 9 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
July 16 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
July 23 "Juicy Fruit" Mtume
July 30 "She Works Hard for the Money" Donna Summer
August 6 "She Works Hard for the Money" Donna Summer
August 13 "She Works Hard for the Money" Donna Summer
August 20 "Get It Right" Aretha Franklin
August 27 "Get It Right" Aretha Franklin
September 3 "Cold Blooded" Rick James
September 10 "Cold Blooded" Rick James
September 17 "Cold Blooded" Rick James
September 24 "Cold Blooded" Rick James
October 1 "Cold Blooded" Rick James
October 8 "Cold Blooded" Rick James
October 15 "Ain't Nobody" Rufus & Chaka Khan
October 22 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
October 29 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
November 5 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
November 12 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
November 19 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
November 26 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
December 3 "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
December 10 "Time Will Reveal" DeBarge
December 17 "Time Will Reveal" DeBarge
December 24 "Time Will Reveal" DeBarge
December 31 "Time Will Reveal" DeBarge

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Three songs reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Billie Jean" "Beat It", and "All Night Long (All Night)".

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