The Voice of the Gem City

Top 100 International Songs (of the four major English-speaking countries) Between 1960-89

No. Song–Artist (Year) (Weeks at No. 1 in US-UK-Can-Aus)

1. Hey Jude–The Beatles (1968) (27 weeks/9-2-3-13)
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand–The Beatles (1964) (25 weeks/7-5-6-7)
3. It’s Now Or Never–Elvis Presley (1960) (23 weeks/5-8-3-7)
4. My Sweet Lord–George Harrison (1970) (22 weeks/4-5-5-8)
5. Eye Of The Tiger–Survivor (1982) (22 weeks/6-4-6-6)
6. Get Back–The Beatles (1969) (21 weeks/5-6-6-4)
7. I Just Called To Say I Love You–Stevie Wonder (1984) (20 weeks/3-6-3-8)
8. La Bamba–Los Lobos (1987) (19 weeks/3-2-7-7)
9. We Are The World–USA For Africa (1985) (18 weeks/4-2-3-9)
10. Dancing Queen–ABBA (1976-77) (17 weeks/1-6-2-8)

11. I Feel Fine–The Beatles (1964-65) (17 weeks/3-5-1-8)
12. (Just Like) Starting Over–John Lennon (1980-81) (17 weeks/5-1-7-4)
13. Never Gonna Give You Up–Rick Astley (1987-88) (17 weeks/2-5-3-7)
14. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree–Dawn (1973) (17 weeks/4-4-2-7)
15. Are You Lonesome Tonight–Elvis Presley (1960-61) (17 weeks/6-4-1-6)
16. Karma Chameleon–Culture Club (1983-84) (17 weeks/3-6-3-5)
17. Runaway–Del Shannon (1961) (17 weeks/4-3-4-6)
18. We Can Work It Out–The Beatles (1965-66) (16 weeks/3-5-1-7)
19. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go–Wham! (1984) (16 weeks/3-2-4-7)
20. Down Under–Men At Work (1981-83) (16 weeks/4-3-3-6)

21. Three Times A Lady–The Commodores (1978) (16 weeks/2-5-4-5)
22. Help!–The Beatles (1965) (15 weeks/3-3-1-8)
23. Billie Jean–Michael Jackson (1983) (15 weeks/7-1-2-5)
24. Hello Goodbye–The Beatles (1967-68) (15 weeks/3-7-3-2)
25. Maggie May–Rod Stewart (1971) (15 weeks/5-5-1-4)
26. Without You–Nilsson (1972) (15 weeks/4-5-1-5)
27. Like A Prayer–Madonna (1989) (15 weeks/3-3-5-4)
28. Seasons In The Sun–Terry Jacks (1974) (15 weeks/3-4-4-4)
29. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’–Nancy Sinatra (1966) (15 weeks/1-4-1-8)
30. I’m A Believer–The Monkees (1966-67) (14 weeks/7-4-2-1)

31. Good Luck Charm–Elvis Presley (1962) (14 weeks/2-5-1-6)
32. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart–Elton John & Kiki Dee (1976) (14 weeks/4-6-3-1)
33. Total Eclipse Of The Heart–Bonnie Tyler (1983) (14 weeks/4-2-2-6)
34. Papa Don’t Preach–Madonna (1986) (13 weeks/2-3-2-6)
35. I Can’t Stop Loving You–Ray Charles (1962) (13 weeks/5-2-2-4)
36. I Want To Know What Love Is–Foreigner (1985) (13 weeks/2-3-3-5)
37. Hello–Lionel Richie (1984) (12 weeks/2-6-1-3)
38. A Hard Day’s Night–The Beatles (1964) (12 weeks/2-3-1-6)
39. If You Leave Me Now–Chicago (1976) (12 weeks/2-3-2-5)
40. Careless Whisper–Wham! Featuring George Michael (1984-85) (12 weeks/3-3-2-4)

41. Heart Of Glass–Blondie (1979) (11 weeks/1-4-1-5)
42. Knock Three Times–Dawn (1971) (11 weeks/3-5-2-1)
43. All You Need Is Love–The Beatles (1967) (11 weeks/1-3-2-5)
44. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?–Rod Stewart (1978-79) (11 weeks/4-1-4-2)
45. Kung Fu Fighting–Carl Douglas (1974) (11 weeks/2-3-3-3)
46. I Wanna Dance With Somebody–Whitney Houston (1987) (10 weeks/2-2-1-5)
47. Somethin’ Stupid–Frank & Nancy Sinatra (1967) (10 weeks/4-2-1-3)
48. Surrender–Elvis Presley (1961) (10 weeks/2-4-1-3)
49. Woman In Love–Barbra Streisand (1980) (10 weeks/3-3-2-2)
50. Don’t Give Up On Us–David Soul (1977) (9 weeks/1-4-1-3)

51. Ticket To Ride–The Beatles (1965) (9 weeks/1-3-2-3)
52. Oh, Pretty Woman–Roy Orbison (1964) (8 weeks/3-2-1-2)
53. A Groovy Kind Of Love–Phil Collins (1988) (8 weeks/2-2-3-1)
54. Paint It Black–The Rolling Stones (1966) (7 weeks/2-1-1-3)
55. Paperback Writer–The Beatles (1966) (6 weeks/2-2-1-1)
56. You’re The One That I Want–John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978) (19 weeks/1-9-X-9)
57. Stars On 45 Medley–Stars On 45 (1981) (17 weeks/1-X-12-4)
58. Flashdance … What A Feeling–Irene Cara (1983) (16 weeks/6-X-3-7)
59. Ebony & Ivory–Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (1982) (15 weeks/7-3-5-X)
60. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)–Pink Floyd (1979-80) (15 weeks/4-5-6-X)

61. Every Breath You Take–The Police (1983) (14 weeks/8-4-2-X)
62. Right Here Waiting–Richard Marx (1989) (14 weeks/3-X-5-6)
63. Honky Tonk Women–The Rolling Stones (1969) (14 weeks/4-5-X-5)
64. Yellow Submarine–The Beatles (1966) (13 weeks/X-4-1-8)
65. Bridge Over Troubled Waters–Simon & Garfunkel (1970) (13 weeks/6-3-4-X)
66. All Night Long (All Night)–Lionel Richie (1983) (13 weeks/4-X-3-6)
67. Honey–Bobby Goldsboro (1968) (12 weeks/5-X-2-5)
68. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going–Billy Ocean (1986) (11 wks/X-4-1-6)
69. Let It Be–The Beatles (1970) (11 weeks/2-X-3-6)
70. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me–Culture Club (1982-83) (11 weeks/X-3-2-6)

71. Travelin’ Man–Ricky Nelson (1961) (11 weeks/2-X-4-5)
72. In the Year 2525–Zager & Evans (1969) (10 weeks/6-3-1-X)
73. Don’t Worry, Be Happy–Bobby McFerrin (1988) (10 weeks/2-X-2-6)
74. Come On Eileen–Dexy’s Midnight Runners (1982-83) (10 weeks/1-4-X-5)
75. Telstar–The Tornadoes (1962-63) (10 weeks/3-5-2-X)
76. YMCA–The Village People (1979) (10 weeks/X-3-2-5)
77. 99 Luftballoons/Red Balloons–Nena (1984) (10 weeks/X-3-2-5)
78. Faith–George Michael (1987-88) (9 weeks/4-X-4-1)
79. Save The Last Dance For Me–The Drifters (1960) (8 weeks/3-X-1-4)
80. Convoy–C.W. McCall (1976) (8 weeks/1-X-4-3)

81. Return To Sender–Elvis Presley (1962-63) (8 weeks/X-3-2-3)
82. Penny Lane–The Beatles (1967) (7 weeks/1-X-1-5)
83. Please Mr. Postman–The Carpenters (1975) (7 weeks/1-X-1-5)
84. Funkytown–Lipps, Inc. (1980) (7 weeks/4-X-1-2)
85. Mickey–Toni Basil (1982) (7 weeks/1-X-4-2)
86. Suspicious Minds–Elvis Presley (1969-70) (7 weeks/1-X-3-3)
87. Running Bear–Johnny Preston (1960) (7 weeks/3-2-2-X)
88. Dizzy–Tommy Roe (1969) (6 weeks/4-1-1-X)
89. Eternal Flame–The Bangles (1989) (6 weeks/1-4-X-1)
90. Rock Your Baby–George McCrae (1974) (6 weeks/2-3-1-X)

91. Get Off My Cloud–The Rolling Stones (1965) (6 weeks/2-3-1-X)
92. A World Without Love–Peter & Gordon (1964) (6 weeks/1-2-3-X)
93. Pop Muzik–M (1979) (6 weeks/1-X-2-3)
94. Red, Red Wine–UB40 (1983-84, 1988) (6 weeks/1-3-2-X)
95. Doo Wah Diddy Diddy–Manfred Mann (1964) (6 weeks/2-2-2-X)
96. The Streak–Ray Stevens (1974) (5 weeks/3-1-1-X)
97. Got My Mind Set On You–George Harrison (1987-88) (5 weeks/1-X-3-1)
98. Let’s Dance–David Bowie (1983) (5 weeks/1-3-1-X)
99. Abracadabra–Steve Miller Band (1982) (5 weeks/2-X-1-2)
100. The Living Years–Mike + The Mechanics (1989) (4 weeks/1-X-2-1)