WABC Survey/12 January 1982

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
  2. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) -                            
                                  Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)  8
  3. Hooked On Classics - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA) 3
  5. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross (RCA)                5
  6. Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)               10
  7. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty)                 13
  9. Oh No - The Commodores (Motown)                            15
 10. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic)          7
 11. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) -             
                                            Air Supply (Arista) 11
 12. Turn Your Love Around - George Benson (Warner Brothers)     6
 14. Harden My Heart - Quarterflash (Geffen)                     2
 16. Leather and Lace - Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern) 22
 17. The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) -                       
                                         Juice Newton (Capitol) 16
 18. Comin' In and Out of Your Life -                             
                                    Barbra Streisand (Columbia) 17
 19. Trouble - Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)                      25
 20. Who's Crying Now - Journey (Columbia)                      19
 21. The Old Songs - Barry Manilow (Arista)                     21
 22. Yesterday's Songs - Neil Diamond (Columbia)                12
 23. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel (Columbia)                    18
 24. Seasons of Gold -                                            
                    Gidea Park featuring Adrian Baker (Profile) 27
 25. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista)                           28
 28. You Could Have Been With Me - Sheena Easton (EMI America)  --
 29. Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight -                         
                                        Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra) 26
 31. I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World -                    
                                            Ronnie Milsap (RCA) 32
 32. Come Go With Me - The Beach Boys (Caribou)                 --
 37. If I Were You - Lulu (Alfa)                                30

 SPECIAL NOTE:  For the first time in WABC's music history, there 
 is no number one song at the top of the survey!  Note that last 
 week's #1, "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John, is nowhere to be 
 found on this playlist. It is possibly still #1, although WABC
 decided not to play or list it this week.
 NOTE:  Note that WABC did not report numbers 1, 4, 8, 13, and 15. 
 The songs at these positions probably had a harder edge to 
 them, such as:
 Physical - Olivia Newton-John (MCA)
 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)
 Centerfold - J. Geils Band (EMI America)
 Young Turks - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)
 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey (Columbia) 
 Shake It Up - The Cars (Elektra)
 Waiting On A Friend - Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)
 Love Is Alright Tonite - Rick Springfield (RCA)
 As WABC's music format edged to a more adult sound, fewer harder 
 songs (of any variety - rock, urban, etc.) were played or noted.  


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