Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” Named Biggest Hit Of The ’80s By Billboard

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Olivia Newton-John could be doing jumping jacks of joy with the latest chart rewind from Billboard.

The publication has revealed Newton-John’s 1981 hit “Physical” is the #1 hit of the ’80s. 1981 mega-hit ‘Physical’ has been named Billboard’s No. 1 hit of the ’80s.

The song initially spent ten weeks on the top of the chart. Coincidentally, two other songs from that year hit the top three: Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes” and Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s “Endless Love” rank #2 and #3, respectively.

The other songs to crack the top five include Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” (1982) and The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” (1983).

The list uses an inverse-point system, where songs that reach number-one receive more points. Longer chart runs will offer more opportunities to score points.

Here is a list of the Top 10:

1. Olivia Newton-John – “Physical”
2. Kim Carnes – “Bette Davis Eyes”
3. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – “Endless Love”
4. Survivor – “Eye Of The Tiger”
5. The Police – “Every Breath You Take”
6. Irene Cara – “Flashdance…What A Feeling”
7. Queen – “Another One Bites The Dust”
8. Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson – “Say Say Say”
9. Blondie – “Call Me”
10. Kenny Rogers – “Lady”

View the full Top 500 songs on Billboard’s site by clicking here.

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