WABC Survey/20 April 1982
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Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
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TW LW 1. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor) *2 weeks #1* 1 6. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family) 6 7. Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder (Columbia) 7 8. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 8 9. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty) 9 10. Make a Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John (MCA) 10 11. One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 11 12. '65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista) 12 13. It's Gonna Take a Miracle - Deniece Williams (ARC) 13 14. Don't Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield (RCA) 14 15. The Beatles' Movie Medley - The Beatles (Capitol) 15 16. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia) 16 17. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion) 17 18. Daddy's Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America) 18 19. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet) 19 21. Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang (De-Lite) 21 22. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John (Geffen) 22 23. If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another - Richard "Dimples" Fields (Boardwalk) 23 24. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista) 24 28. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista) 28 29. Did It In a Minute - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA) 29 30. I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown) 30 34. Wake Up Little Susie - Simon & Garfunkel (Warner Brothers) 34 35. Let's Hang On - Barry Manilow (Arista) 35 38. Teach Me Tonight - Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers) 38 41. One to One - Carole King (Atlantic) -- HP Theme From Paradise - Phoebe Cates (Columbia) HP If I Had My Wish Tonight - David Lasley (EMI America) EX Willie, Mickey and "The Duke" (Talkin' Baseball) - Terry Cashman (Lifesong) EX Route 66 - The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic) SPECIAL NOTES: This information is taken from Metropolitan Report, Volume #287H. This week's survey is essentially frozen from last week, except for the deletion of an extra, an add at #41, and one more Hot Prospect. The Top 10 again does not have numbers 2 through 5. General consensus is that those four positions are more than likely occupied by "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Boardwalk), "We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go's (I.R.S.), "Centerfold" and "Freeze Frame" by the J. Geils Band, both on EMI America, or possibly "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone (Columbia). These songs were never played on WABC, which had softened its format to a more Adult Contemporary sound by early 1982. "Talkin' Baseball" by Terry Cashman (an extra this week) is the national, or generic version of the song. WABC often played the New York Yankees' version. The WABC report to "Radio and Records" magazine listed the extras by Terry Cashman and the Manhattan Transfer as Hot Prospects.
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