As I was preparing this post on the Adult Contemporary singles chart of February 6, 1982, I noticed the main theme from WKRP in Cincinnati sitting at the #48 spot but didn't think much about it. Then it hit me that the show premeired in September 1978 and here's the single charting over three years later? Odd stuff and I couldn't hunt down a reason why. In any case, here's a look at how the single fared on various Billboard charts:
|Date||Billboard Hot 100||Billboard AC|
In a sad footnote, the series was on its last legs when the theme charted; the final episode aired in April 1982.
You'll notice that the producers of the single are Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia. Yes, the same duo that would subject us to "Pac-Man Fever" which debuted on the Hot 100 at #76 on the January 9, 1982 chart as "WKRP in Cincinnati" was peaking at #65 on the same chart.
|Cash Box, Nov. 11, 1981, p. 11|