Mason Dixon

Mason Dixon

Mason Dixon

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Musicians Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers

Here’s another list from Mason! The year was 1983, and here’s his list of the best 15 songs from the year.
The list began at 5, then it grew to 10… I finally stopped at 15. There were so many great songs in 1983, it’s sad to see them left off of the list.

Here’s what I came up with for the Top 15 songs of 1983.

  • 15 'Sexual Healing' - Marvin Gaye

    Marvin’s first release since his exit from Motown.

  • 14 'Stand Back' - Stevie Nicks

    Featured Prince on synthesizer and Toto’s Steve Lukather on guitar.

  • 13 'Promises, Promises' - Naked Eyes

  • 12 'Affair Of The Heart' - Rick Springfield

  • 11 'Dirty Laundry' - Don Henley

    A song sometimes difficult to find online.

    Personnel included Toto’s Steve Porcaro (Keyboards, effects), Steve Lukather (guitar) and Jeff Porcaro (drums), along with Joe Walsh (guitar) and Timothy B. Schmit (bass)

  • 10 'Straight From The Heart' - Bryan Adams

  • 9 'Stray Cat Strut' - Stray Cats

  • 8 'I Won't Hold You Back' - Toto

    Along with the great musicians from Toto, Timothy B. Schmit added backing vocals.

  • 7 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)' - Journey

  • 6 'I Know There's Something Going On' - Frida

    Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA, also known as Frida did this solo singler that featured the unmistakable sound of Phil Collins on drums, Phil was also the producer of the song.

  • 5 'Little Red Corvette' - Prince

    It wasn’t until after we lost Prince that these songs were available online. He was very protective of his music.

  • 4 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' - Bonnie Tyler

    Backed by the power of Jim Steinman’s writing, the song also featured Rick Derringer on guitar and Max Weinberg on drums.

  • 3 'Billie Jean' - Michael Jackson

  • 2 'She Works Hard For The Money' - Donna Summer

  • 1 'Every Breath You Take' - Police

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