Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Counting down the Top 82 of '82: Bubbling Under Singles

I hope you enjoyed the countdown of my Top 82 of '82 series.  As I mentioned in each post, I started with the 424 singles that charted on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 chart in 1982.  An initial pass through that list narrowed it down to 116 before deciding on the final 82.  But what of those other 34 singles that made the first cut but weren't selected for the final list?  Here they are, in alphabetical order:
  • "Abacab" by Genesis
  • "Apache" by The Sugarhill Gang
  • "Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk" by Dr. Hook
  • "Dancing in the Street" by Van Halen
  • "Destination Unknown" by Missing Persons
  • "Emotions in Motion" by Billy Squier
  • "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen
  • "Get Down on It" by Kool & The Gang
  • "Get Up and Go" by The Go-Go's
  • "Hooked on Classics" by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • "I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World" by Ronnie Milsap
  • "If You Want My Love" by Cheap Trick
  • "It’s Raining Again" by Supertramp
  • "Love in the First Degree" by Alabama
  • "Love Will Turn You Around" by Kenny Rogers
  • "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash
  • "My Kinda Lover" by Billy Squier
  • "Never Give Up on a Good Thing" by George Benson
  • "(Oh) Pretty Woman" by Van Halen
  • "Route 66" by The Manhattan Transfer
  • "Sara" by Bill Champlin
  • "Shakin’" by Eddie Money
  • "She’s Tight" by Cheap Trick
  • "Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight" by Eddie Rabbitt
  • "Soup for One" by Chic
  • "Stand or Fall" by The Fixx
  • "Take It Easy on Me" by The Little River Band
  • "Tonight Tonight" by Bill Champlin
  • "Truly" by Lionel Richie
  • "Tug of War" by Paul McCartney
  • "Up Where We Belong" by Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker
  • "You Could Have Been With Me" by Sheena Easton
  • "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"  by The Gap Band
  • "You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’" by Judas Priest

1 comment :

  1. Just goes to show how awesome 1982 was - even the "losers" were great!