Sunday, July 13, 2014

Counting down the Top 82 of '82: Singles #20 - 11

A breakdown of my top singles from my favorite year in pop music


Don't Fight It
Kenny Loggins with Steve Perry
Weeks in Hot 100: 12
Peaked: October 23
Album: High Adventure (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10017
 Mainstream Rock4



We Got the Beat
The Go-Go's
Weeks in Hot 100: 19
Peaked: April 10
Album: Beauty and the Beat (I.R.S.)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1002
 Mainstream Rock 7
 Dance 35



Heat of the Moment
Asia
Weeks in Hot 100: 18
Peaked: June 26
Album: Asia (Geffen)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1004
 Mainstream Rock1



Tainted Love
Soft Cell
Weeks in Hot 100:  43
Peaked: July 17
Album: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (Sire)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1008
 Dance 4
 Mainstream Rock12



Valerie
Steve Winwood
Weeks in Hot 100: 4
Peaked: November 20
Album: Talking Back to the Night (Island)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10070
 Mainstream Rock 13



Working for the Weekend
Loverboy
Weeks in Hot 100: 20
Peaked: February 13
Album: Get Lucky (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10029
 Mainstream Rock2



Goodbye to You
Scandal
Weeks in Hot 100: 11
Peaked: December 4
Album: Scandal (EP) (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10065
 Mainstream Rock5



Centerfold
The J. Geils Band
Weeks in Hot 100: 25
Peaked: February 6
Album: Freeze-Frame (EMI)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1001
 Mainstream Rock 1
 Dance 12



Shake It Up
The Cars
Weeks in Hot 100: 22
Peaked: February 27
Album: Shake It Up (Elektra)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1004
 Mainstream Rock 2
 Dance 14



I Love Rock 'N Roll
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Weeks in Hot 100: 20
Peaked: March 20
Album: I Love Rock 'N Roll (Boardwalk)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1001
 Mainstream Rock1
 Dance 31



These are my personal top 82 singles of those that charted in 1982.  The list is solely my opinion.  Chart information is from the US Billboard charts.  Using Joel Whitburn's book, Pop Annual 1955-1999, 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.  Titles of those songs were written on index cards and the listening, ranking, and editing began.  The top 82 are presented here, in order.

1 comment :

  1. I owned four of the 45's on this one - 11, 12, 17 and 19.

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