1982: Time (Clock of the Heart) by Culture Club

Composed by Culture club band members Roy Hay, Boy George, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss. Recorded by Culture Club for their debut studio album, Kissing to be Clever. Two music videos were produced for the song. The only difference between each was that one had a Christmas tree in it and the other did not. The reason for this is because the song was released in European countries in November 1982 whilst elsewhere in the world the release date was in the Spring of 1983. In a retrospective review of the song, music journalist Stewart Mason wrote “Of all of Culture Club’s early hits, Time (Clock of the Heart) has probably aged the best. Boy George drops the cryptic self-mythology long enough to deliver a tender and heartfelt lyric on lost love.”

Weekly Chart History (1982)Peak Position
Belgium 9
Ireland4
Netherlands7
United Kingdom3
Weekly Chart History (1983)Peak Position
Australia12
Austria9
Canada4
Finland7
Germany (West)16
New Zealand4
Sweden11
Switzerland9
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart6
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart2