WABC Survey/16 March 1982
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TW LW 4. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty) 4 7. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 7 8. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family) 21 9. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia) 11 10. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista) 24 11. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor) 10 12. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion) 14 13. One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 12 16. Daddy's Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America) 16 17. Make a Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John (MCA) -- 20. Bobbie Sue - The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA) HP 21. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic) 22 22. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista) 29 26. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet) 31 27. Tell Me Tomorrow, Part 1 - Smokey Robinson (Tamla) 28 28. I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World - Ronnie Milsap (RCA) 32 29. '65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista) HP 30. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply (Arista) 25 34. Yesterday's Songs - Neil Diamond (Columbia) -- 33. On the Way to the Sky - Neil Diamond (Columbia) 33 34. Somewhere Down the Road - Barry Manilow (Arista) 34 36. Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight - Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra) 36 37. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel (Columbia) 37 38. Pop Goes the Movies, Part 1 - Meco (Arista) HP 39. One to One - Carole King (Atlantic) HP HP Willie, Mickey and "The Duke" (Talkin' Baseball) - Terry Cashman (Lifesong) HP Did It In a Minute - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA) HP Goin' Down - Greg Guidry (Columbia) HP I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown) SPECIAL NOTES: This week's Top 10 is devoid of half its members; missing are #1 (for the sixth week in WABC's Top 40 history) and numbers 2, 3, 5, and 6. The general consensus is that #1 is probably "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on the Boardwalk label. Candidates for the remaining vacancies in the Top 10 include "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band, on EMI America, Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" (a former #1, on the MCA label), "We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go's ( on I.R.S.), "Do You Believe In Love" by Huey Lewis & the News (Chrysalis), "Hooked On Classics" by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" by Daryl Hall & John Oates (both on RCA), and "(Oh) Pretty Woman" by Van Halen (Warner Brothers). With the exceptions of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Olivia Newton-John, none of these songs were ever played on WABC, which had softened its format to a more Adult Contemporary sound by early 1982. The Hot Prospect "Talkin' Baseball" by Terry Cashman that is shown here is the national, or generic version. WABC often played the New York Yankees' version.
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