Another definition of "Top" shows the top singles during a given time period. The top 25 or so singles for the decade are shown in the table below. The list here was drawn from Lyrics World.

Top Singles 1980-1989
Song Artist
 1. Physical Olivia Newton-John
 2. Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
 3. Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
 4. Every Breath You Take The Police
 5. I Love Rock 'N Roll Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
 6. Ebony And Ivory Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
 7. Billie Jean Michael Jackson
 8. Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
 9. Flashdance... What A Feeling Irene Cara
10. Lady Kenny Rogers
11. Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
12. Centerfold The J. Geils Band
13. Call Me Blondie
14. Like A Virgin Madonna
15. (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon
16. When Doves Cry Prince
17. Jump Van Halen
18. Upside Down Diana Ross
19. All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
20. Maneater Daryl Hall & John Oates
21. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd
22. Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
23. Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
24. Down Under Men At Work
25. That's What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends