WABC's Contemporary Top 20 Survey/27 October 1981

Courtesy of the WABC Musicradio 77 Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
Additional detail provided by Tom Natoli
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 TW                                                             LW
  1. Endless Love -                                               
             Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (Motown)  *13 weeks #1*  1
  2. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) -                      
                            Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)  3
  3. She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) -         
                                    Carl Carlton (20th Century)  2
  4. Never Too Much - Luther Vandross (Epic)                     5
  5. For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton (Liberty)                7
  6. Silly - Deniece Williams (ARC)                             --
  7. Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)                4
  8. We're In This Love Together - Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)  8
  9. Lady (You Bring Me Up) - The Commodores (Motown)            9
 10. When She Was My Girl - The Four Tops (Casablanca)           6
 11. Who's Crying Now - Journey (Columbia)                      12
 12. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross (RCA)               15
 13. Step by Step - Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)                     10
 14. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) -             
                                            Air Supply (Arista) 14
 15. Theme from "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not) -    
                                        Joey Scarbury (Elektra)  9
 16. Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton (Capitol)                   11
 17. Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters (Planet)                   13
 18. Just Once - Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M)       9
 19. The Theme from Hill Street Blues -                           
                    Mike Post featuring Larry Carlton (Elektra) HP
 20. (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap (RCA)         16
 21. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic)         --
 22. Oh No - The Commodores (Motown)                            20
 23. The Old Songs - Barry Manilow (Arista)                     23
 24. Hard to Say - Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)                    21
 25. I Could Never Miss You (More Than I Do) - Lulu (Alfa)      22
 HP  Yesterday's Songs - Neil Diamond (Columbia)                  

 SPECIAL NOTE:  This is the last survey distributed by WABC.  (This 
 is the final survey mailed to those requesting them; the store- 
 distributed surveys were discontinued in May, 1981.)  Any survey 
 information after this week was obtained by the Metro Report, the 
 station's reports to "Billboard" Magazine, or off the air.
 NOTE: The printed list contains the top 20 positions with numbers
 and the remainder without numbers. The 'weeks on survey' are listed 
 for all songs instead of the usual Top 14. The printed list ends 
 with Neil Diamond which is listed as a HP.
 At this point, WABC was an Adult Contemporary music station. As
 a result, harder-edged songs like:
 Start Me Up - Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)
 are not listed on the above survey.


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