1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year of the 198th decade, the 20th century, the 2nd millennium and was starting on a Saturday.
- March 19 - Is There Something I Should Know? was released by the Duran Duran group.
- March 24 - Candy Girl was released by the New Edition group.
- April 11 - Temptation was released by the Heaven 17 group.
- April 17 - (Keep Feeling) Fascination was released by The Human League group.
- May 6 - Moonlight Shadow was released by Mike Oldfield.
- May 27 - Baby Jane was released by Rod Stewart.
- Unknown day
- September 5 - Karma Chameleon was released by the Culture Club group.
- September 17 - New Song was released by Howard Jones.
- October 15 - The Lovecats was released by The Cure group.
- October 29 - The Sun and the Rain was released by the Madness group.
- October 31 - That's All was released by the Genesis group.
- November 4 - UK release of Waterfront by the Simple Minds group.
- November 7 - Let's Stay Together was released by Tina Turner.
- November 11 - Hold Me Now was released by the Thompson Twins group.
- November 28 - Now That's What I Call Music released the first UK album in the series.
- Double Dutch was released by Malcolm McLaren.
- Only for Love was released by Limahl.
- (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew was released by the Rock Steady Crew group.
- Tonight, I Celebrate My Love was released by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack.
- They Don't Know was released by Tracey Ullman.
- US release of Waterfront by the Simple Minds group.
- Victims was released by the Culture Club group.
- The Assembly are fromed.
- Never Never was released by The Assembly group.
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