90./h2> Van Halen has the first #1 on my list. Jump spent 5 weeks at #1 in Feb. and March of '84. It was the perfect blend or rock and synthpop.
The first of 3 songs by Cyndi Lauper, The Goonies R Good Enough is rarely heard anymore (and it's rarely included on any Cyndi Greatest Hits package), even though it hit #10 in July of '85. This is the full length music video, which originally was a two-part video. The first half was released before the film came out, and the 2nd part a few weeks after the release of the film.
88./h2> Blondie had their biggest hit with Call Me, which spent six weeks at #1 in April and May of '80.
87./h> Rita Coolidge hit #36 in August '83 with the most underrated Bond theme ever, All Time High, from Octopussy.
86./h> Jermaine Jackson teamed up with the incomparable Pia Zadora for the classic duet When The Rain Begins To Fall, which peaked at #54 in March '85.
85./h> Pet Shop Boys had the 2nd biggest hit of their career with What Have I Done to Deserve This, which got to #2 in March of '88, and featured the legendary Dusty Springfield.
84./h2> Def Leppard had their first big (and most memorable) hit with Photograph, which peaked at #12 in May of '83.
83./h2> Duran Duran was the first band to successfully use MTV to help their success, and their music was tailor made for music video. My favorite is still Rio, which peaked at #14 in May of '83.
82./h2> Heat of the Moment was the biggest hit for Asia, but i prefer their other top ten hit, Don't Cry, which hit #10 in September '83.
The first of two songs from Alan Parsons Project, Prime Time peaked at #34 in July '84, and the music video seriously creeped me out when I was a kid.