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Continuing on, this is part three of solo singers who have penned their own chart-topping hits.  This week covers the 1980s and the ones indicated with an ‘ * ‘  are the co-written ones.

David Bowie Ashes To Ashes 1980
John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over 1980
John Lennon Imagine 1981
Joe Dolce Shaddup you Face 1981
Shakin’ Stevens Oh Julie 1982
Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes   * 1982
Eddy Grant I Don’t Wanna Dance 1982
Michael Jackson Billie Jean 1983
David Bowie Let’s Dance 1983
Rod Stewart Baby Jane 1983
Billy Joel Uptown Girl 1983
Paul McCartney Pipes of Peace 1984
Lionel Richie Hello 1984
George Michael Careless Whisper 1984
Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You 1984
Jim Diamond I Should Have Known Better  * 1984
Phyllis Nelson Move Closer 1985
Paul Hardcastle 19  * 1985
Madonna Into the Groove  * 1985
Midge Ure If I Was  * 1985
Billy Ocean When the Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) 1986
Falco Rock Me Amadeus  * 1986
George Michael A Different Corner 1986
Madonna Papa Don’t Preach  * 1986
Chris de Burgh The Lady In Red 1986
Madonna True Blue  * 1986
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley Jack your Body 1987
Madonna La Isla Bonita    * 1987
Madonna Who’s That Girl  * 1987
Michael Jackson I Just Can’t Stop Loving You 1987
S-Express Theme From S-Express 1988
Enya Orinocco Flow (Sail Away) 1988
Madonna Like A Prayer 1989
Lisa Stansfield All Around the World   * 1989