Best of 1982 - The Singles List

The year 1982 will mostly be remembered as one of the fascinating years of the 80's decade. Why?....Many reasons...Yaz(oo) made their big breakthrough with "Don't Go" and "Situation", Duran Duran released Rio, probably their best album to date and  Human League and Martin Rushent won at the  Brit Awards. Below is the Top 50 singles list as voted by readers of Burning Flame with in-house votes.

Updated 06/2020


01. Yaz(oo)- Don't Go 
02. Tears for Fears- Mad World 
03. Heaven 17- Let Me Go 
04. Talk Talk- Talk Talk 
05. Yazoo- Situation 
06. Duran Duran- Rio 
07. Tears for Fears- Pale Shelter 
08. Soft Cell- Torch 
09. A Flock of Seagulls- I Ran (So Far Away) 
10. Japan- Ghosts 
11. The Psychedelic Furs- Love My Way 
12. Visage- The Damned Don't Cry 
13. New Order- Temptation 
14. Eurythmics- Love is a Stranger 
15. Simple Minds- Promised You A Miracle 
16. Duran Duran- Hungry Like A Wolf 
17. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark- Maid of Orleans 
18. The Associates- Party Fears Two 
19. Duran Duran- Save a Prayer 
20. ABC- Poison Arrow 
21. Modern English - I Melt with You 
22. Simple Minds- Someone Somewhere in the Summertime 
23. Ultravox - Hymn
24. Ultravox - Reap The Wild Wind
25. B-Movie - Nowhere Girl
26. Billy Idol - White Wedding
27. The Associates - Club Country
28. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Fireworks
29. The The - Uncertain Smile
30. The Clash - Rock The Casbah
31. The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
32. Culture Club - Time
33. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
34. The Human League - Mirror Man
35. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Com'on Eileen
36. Gang of Four - I Love A Man in Uniform
37. Japan - European Son
38. Bauhuas - Ziggy Stardust
39. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
40. Roxy Music - Take A Chance
41. Berlin - Sex (I'm...)
42. INXS - Don't Change
43. Spoons - Nova Heart
44. The Names - Calcutta
45. Kim Wilde - View from the Bridge
46. Pale Fountains - Thanks You
47. Vision - Lucifer's Friend
48. The Gun Club - The Fire of Love
49. Eurythmics - The Walk
50. Crowded House - Six Months in a Leaking Boat