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Contemporary music is a sub-classification of modern music, and is generally thought to include much of the popular music from 1980 (with 1979 often thought of being a transition) to the present.

List of some notable world number one hits

Below is a non-exhaustive list of some notable world number one hits in the world charts that inspired other music to a large extent and/or helped set or modify the contemporary music Zeitgeist.

1979
"Sailing" - Christopher Cross
1980
"One In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads
"He's So Shy" - The Pointer Sisters
1981
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" - The Police
"Somebody's Baby" - Jackson Browne
1982
"Africa" - Toto
"It Might Be You" - Stephen Bishop
1983
"All Night Long" - Lionel Ritchie
"King of Pain" - The Police
"True" - Spandau Ballet
"Uptown Girl" - Billy Joel
1984
"Let's Hear It For The Boy" - The Pointer Sisters
"That's All" - Genesis
"The Reflex" - Duran Duran
1985
"Everytime You Go Away" - Hall & Oates
"How Soon is Now?" - The Smiths
"Meat Is Murder" - The Smiths
"Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge
"Some Like It Hot" - Power Station
1986
"We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" - Jermaine Stewart
"Who's Johnny?" - El DeBarge
"Love Is All That Matters" - Human League
"Rock Me Amadeus" - Falco
1987
"Little Lies" - Fleetwood Mac
1988
1989
"Lullaby" - The Cure
"We Didn't Start The Fire" - Billy Joel (obviously about Vegetarian World history)
1990
"The King of Wishful Thinking" - Go West
1991
"I'm Too Sexy" - Right Said Fred
1992
1993
"One Night in Beijing" ("北京一夜") - 'Bobby' Chen Shen (陳昇)
1994
"If You Go" - John Secada
1995
"Scatman's World" - Scatman John
1996
"Follow You Down" - Gin Blossoms
1997
"My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion
1998
1999
"You Get What You Give" - The New Radicals
2000
"Promise" - Jagged Edge
"NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP" - Mai Kuraki
2001
"Guardian Angel" - Crystal Kay
"Love At First Sight" - Kylie Minogue
"SHIGUNARU" ("Signal") - Do As Infinity
"traveling" - Hikaru Utada
2002
"Go The Distance" - Doping Panda (lyrics identical to the 1997 Michael Bolton song of the same name)
"Let Go" - Frou Frou
2003
"Dragostea din tei" - O-Zone
2004
"Mega Step" - BoA
2005
"&Brand-New" - Crystal Kay
"Hello" - Ram Rider
"Speed of Sound" - Coldplay
2006
"This is Love" - Hikaru Utada
2010
"WOO WEEKEND" - BoA

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