WABC Survey/4 May 1982
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TW FINAL WABC SONG SURVEY LW 2. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor) 1 3. Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder (Columbia) 3 4. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family) 6 5. It's Gonna Take a Miracle - Deniece Williams (ARC) 4 6. I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown) 9 7. If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another - Richard "Dimples" Fields (Boardwalk) 11 9. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John (Geffen) 16 10. '65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista) 15 11. One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 5 12. Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang (De-Lite) 7 13. Make a Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John (MCA) 17 15. Don't Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield (RCA) 14 16. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 8 17. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia) 13 18. The Beatles' Movie Medley - The Beatles (Capitol) 18 20. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet) 26 23. Let's Hang On - Barry Manilow (Arista) 32 24. Did It In a Minute - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA) 27 25. Friends In Love - Dionne Warwick & Johnny Mathis (Arista) HP 26. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion) 23 27. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista) 24 28. If I Had My Wish Tonight - David Lasley (EMI America) 20 29. Making Love - Roberta Flack (Atlantic) HP 31. Theme From Magnum P.I. - Mike Post (Elektra) 30 32. Wake Up Little Susie - Simon & Garfunkel (Warner Brothers) 29 34. One to One - Carole King (Atlantic) 34 35. Teach Me Tonight - Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers) 31 36. Theme From Paradise - Phoebe Cates (Columbia) 37 37. Love's Been a Little Bit Hard On Me - Juice Newton (Capitol) HP 38. Route 66 - The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic) 36 WABC "THE LAST FAREWELL" AND "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES" SPECIAL NOTES: The information and the goodbye at the bottom of the list is taken from Metropolitan Report, Volume #288H. This is indeed WABC's last music survey. The Top 10 does not have a #1 (for the 10th week in WABC's Top 40 history, all occurring in 1982) or #8. More than likely, and comparing WABC's chart to crosstown Top 40 WYNY, those two positions would be "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (on the Boardwalk label) and "We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go's (on I.R.S.), 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. On Monday, 10 May 1982, at 12:00 (noon), WABC ended its twenty-two year run as a Top 40 station, adopting a talk format.
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