2023 is a big year for some of our favourite songs... They are turning 40!
Released in 1983, the year when Microsoft Word and our favourite dolls Cabbage Patch first arrived in New Zealand, these songs soared to the top of the charts and are still well-loved around the world!
Here are twenty of the many iconic songs from the year 1983 that turn 40 this year:
1. Every Breath You Take - The Police
2. Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
3. Break my Stride - Matthew Wilder
4. All night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
5. Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
6. Flashdance... What a feeling - Irene Cara
7. Total Eclipse of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
8. Cruel Summer - Banarama
9. Red Red Wine - UB40
10. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
11. I'm Still Standing - Elton John
12. Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
13. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
14. We've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
15. Heaven - Bryan Adams
16. Overkill - Men at Work
17. Let's Dance - David Bowie
18. Holiday - Madonna
19. Bad Boys - Wham!
20. Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran