3: Islands In The Stream – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

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Entered Charts: 13 October 1983
Entry Point: 33
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 29

Another one that might be a little daggy and unexpected but come on be honest, you can’t help singing along can you? Written by Barry Gibb during a period when he was writing for a number of other artists including Barbra Streisand, it merges a little bit of country with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll to create an absolute classic.

One of the great karaoke tunes and one of the songs that most wedding DJs will turn to when they need a bit on audience participation. Interesting to note that not only did it reach number one after entering the charts in October 1983, it was STILL in the charts in May 1984 … 29 weeks later.

If the measurement of this top 30 is entertainment and radio friendliness, it has to be at number 3, doesn’t it?