Friday, May 30, 2014

Bubbling Under?!? Wha??? (1983)

So I'm browsing through my copy of Joel Whitburn's Music Yearbook 1983 (because that's just something that music junkies do) and I stumble upon the "Bubbling Under the Hot 100" section, which lists all the songs that didn't quite make Billboard's Hot 100 list in 1983, peaking at positions 101-110.  While I am unfamiliar with most of the songs on the list, I'm incredulous that the following fine singles didn't manage to crack the Hot 100.  This is quality stuff that gets a lot of playing time 'round here:

Atomic DogGeorge Clinton101
Two Hearts Beat as OneU2101
Red SkiesThe Fixx101
White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)Grandmaster & Melle Mel 101
More Than ThisRoxy Music102
We Live So FastHeaven 17102
Dancing with MyselfBilly Idol102
Whenever You're on My MindMarshall Crenshaw103
I ConfessEnglish Beat104
Twisting by the PoolDire Straits105
Save It for LaterEnglish Beat106
LifelineSpandau Ballet108

1 comment :

  1. Mark, I enjoy that part of those books as well. What it goes to show is that "we buyers" at the time had so much to choose from that many great tunes just did not sell as well as singles.