List of number-one country singles of 1983 (U.S.)

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These are the U.S. number-one country songs of 1983, per the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[1]

Issue date Title Artist
January 1 Wild and Blue John Anderson
January 8 Can't Even Get the Blues Reba McEntire
January 15 Going Where the Lonely Go Merle Haggard
January 22 (Lost His Love) On Our Last Date Emmylou Harris
January 29 Talk to Me Mickey Gilley
February 5 Inside / Carolina Dreams Ronnie Milsap
February 12 'Til I Gain Control Again Crystal Gayle
February 19 Faking Love T. G. Sheppard and
Karen Brooks
February 26 Why Baby Why Charley Pride
March 5 If Hollywood Don't Need You (Honey I Still Do) Don Williams
March 12 The Rose Conway Twitty
March 19 I Wouldn't Change You If I Could Ricky Skaggs
March 26 Swingin' John Anderson
April 2 When I'm Away from You The Bellamy Brothers
April 9 We've Got Tonight Kenny Rogers and
Sheena Easton
April 16 Dixieland Delight Alabama
April 23 American Made The Oak Ridge Boys
April 30 You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving Reba McEntire
May 7 Jose Cuervo Shelly West
May 14 Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love B. J. Thomas
May 21 Common Man John Conlee
May 28 You Take Me for Granted Merle Haggard
June 4 Lucille (You Won't Do Your Daddy's Will) Waylon Jennings
June 11 Our Love Is on the Faultline Crystal Gayle
June 18 You Can't Run from Love Eddie Rabbitt
June 25 Fool for Your Love Mickey Gilley
July 2 Love is On a Roll Don Williams
July 9 Highway 40 Blues Ricky Skaggs
July 16 The Closer You Get Alabama
July 23 Pancho and Lefty Willie Nelson and
Merle Haggard
July 30 I Always Get Lucky with You George Jones
August 6 Your Love's on the Line Earl Thomas Conley
August 13 He's a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen) Janie Fricke
August 20 Love Song The Oak Ridge Boys
August 27 You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation Ronnie McDowell
September 3 A Fire I Can't Put Out George Strait
September 10 I'm Only in It for the Love John Conlee
September 17 Night Games Charley Pride
September 24 Baby What About You Crystal Gayle
October 1 New Looks from an Old Lover B. J. Thomas
October 8 Don't You Know How Much I Love You Ronnie Milsap
October 15 Paradise Tonight Charly McClain and
Mickey Gilley
October 22 Lady Down on Love Alabama
October 29 Islands in the Stream Kenny Rogers and
Dolly Parton
November 5
November 12 Somebody's Gonna Love You Lee Greenwood
November 19 One of a Kind Pair of Fools Barbara Mandrell
November 26 Holding Her and Loving You Earl Thomas Conley
December 3 A Little Good News Anne Murray
December 10 Tell Me a Lie Janie Fricke
December 17 Black Sheep John Anderson
December 24 Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You) Larry Gatlin and
the Gatlin Brothers
December 31

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 660–661. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.