WABC Survey/9 March 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
  4. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty)                  3
  6. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) -                            
                                  Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)  5
  7. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)                           7
  8. Hooked On Classics - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA) 8
 10. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor)               21
 11. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia)                             20
 12. One Hundred Ways -                                           
                      Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 11
 14. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion)                         10
 16. Daddy's Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America)                 14
 17. Turn Your Love Around - George Benson (Warner Brothers)    13
 20. Take It Easy On Me - Little River Band (Capitol)           28
 21. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family)                    39
 22. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic)         12
 24. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista)                         22
 25. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) -             
                                            Air Supply (Arista) 19
 27. Comin' In and Out of Your Life -                             
                                    Barbra Streisand (Columbia) 23
 28. Tell Me Tomorrow, Part 1 - Smokey Robinson (Tamla)         26
 29. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista)                           25
 31. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet)              31
 32. I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World -                    
                                            Ronnie Milsap (RCA) 29
 33. On the Way to the Sky - Neil Diamond (Columbia)            38
 34. Somewhere Down the Road - Barry Manilow (Arista)           33
 36. Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight -                         
                                        Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra) 37
 37. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel (Columbia)                    27
 HP  '65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista)                      HP  
 HP  Pop Goes the Movies, Part 1 - Meco (Arista)                HP  
 HP  One to One - Carole King (Atlantic)                        --  
 HP  Bobbie Sue - The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)                      --  
 HP  Willie, Mickey and "The Duke" (Talkin' Baseball) -           
                                       Terry Cashman (Lifesong) --  

 NOTE: 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.

 SPECIAL NOTES:   This week, for the 6th week in its Top 40 history,
 there is no #1 on WABC's survey! In fact, the top 3 songs aren't listed.
 NOTE:  Note that WABC did not report numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 13, 15,
 and 19. 
 The songs at these positions probably had a harder edge to 
 them, such as:
 Centerfold - J. Geils Band (EMI America) 
 I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Boardwalk)
 We Got The Beat - Go-Go's (I.R.S.) 
 Call Me - Skyy (Salsoul)
 Spirits In The Material World - The Police (A&M)
 Shake It Up - The Cars (Elektra)
 Mirror, Mirror - Diana Ross (RCA)
 Freeze-Frame - J. Geils Band (EMI America)
 Pac-man Fever - Buckner & Garcia (Columbia)
 Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis & the News (Chrysalis) 
 Tonight I'm Yours (Don't Hurt Me) - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)
 (Oh) Pretty Woman - Van Halen (Warner Brothers)
 Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like A White Winged Dove) - Stevie Nicks (Modern)
 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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