Playlist: What music was listened to in 1983?

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New appointment with the listings of “What music was listened to in… “. For this episode we returned to the top of 1983 also drawn up by the prestigious English magazine Nme.

Here he comes to the charts: MICHAEL JACKSON the King of pop with his record album “THRILLER

At the top of the singles chart is Michael Jackson with Billie Jean Among the albums, Elvis Costello stands out with “Punch The Clock”.

He returns to the rankings David Bowie with his Let’s Dance, two songs by The Smiths, they make their first appearance U2 of Bono and associatesthe Style Councils by Paul Weller and Mike Talbot, the Eurythmics by Annie Lennox, Paul Young and Prince who debuts with his album “1999”.

To celebrate those years we have compiled a playlist with the fifty singles.
Happy travels in 1983!!!



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