Billboard Hot 100 from July 3, 1982

Oh wow! Check out all these awesome songs that were on the Billboard Hot 100 during a single week in 1982.

The list is at this link, on page 64. You can use the “+” to make the image bigger, and you can scroll around:

Here are some of my favorites from this list:

1) Human League – Don’t You Want Me

2) Toto – Rosanna

3) Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory

4) Asia – Heat Of The Moment

5) John Cougar – Hurts So Good

8) Juice Newton – Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On Me

9) Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

10) .38 Special – Caught Up In You

12) Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Crimson And Clover

13) Motels – Only The Lonely

14) Ray Parker Jr. – The Other Woman

19) Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

22) Fleetwood Mac – Hold Me

29) Crosby Stills and Nash – Wasted On The Way

42) Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You

43) Kim Wilde – Kids in America

46) Haircut 100 – Love Plus One

49) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Your Imagination

62) Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

65) Donna Summer – Love Is In Control

66) Eddie Money – Think I’m In Love

67) Go Go’s – Vacation

69) Tommy Tutone – 867-5309/Jenny

84) Loverboy – When It’s Over

85) Alan Parsons Project – Eye In the Sky

87) Missing Persons – Words

98) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Did It In A Minute

All those awesome songs were on the chart during the same week – wow!

 

 

 

May 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Daryl Hall and John Oates have just uploaded high quality versions of their music videos to YouTube

You can see them at https://www.youtube.com/user/hallandoatesVEVO/videos

These are much better quality than the VHS recordings that many fans have uploaded over the years.

It’s not a mistake that they uploaded “Jingle Bell Rock” twice – one version has Daryl singing, and the other one has John.

My family got cable with MTV in July 1982. I even remember MTV celebrating its one year anniversary a month later. I though I had seen every Hall and Oates video a huge number of times – but I had no idea that they had videos of songs from their X-Static album. What a pleasant surprise!
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April 25, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . MTV, Music, Television. Leave a comment.

“Good Clean Fun” by Bonnie Hayes is an overlooked rock/pop/new wave masterpiece from 1982

In 1982, a California band called Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo released an album called Good Clean Fun. Despite being a stunningly fantastic album of rock, pop, and new wave, the album was largely ignored in most of the country. It did get exposure on college radio stations, as well as  on some local California stations, and two of its songs were used in the 1983 movie Valley Girl (which is, in my opinion, the best and most intelligent of all of the 80s teen movies). But the album, being released on the independent Slash Records label, never got the kind of attention that it deserved. It’s so osbscure that it wasn’t even released on CD until 2007.

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August 12, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music. 1 comment.

Here are seven music videos from the B-52’s. I just love these guys!

Here are seven music videos from the B-52’s. These are just so much fun! (more…)

June 24, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . MTV, Music, Television. 2 comments.

Here are some of my favorite videos from the early days of MTV

I was 11 years old when our family first got cable TV in the summer of 1982, and I remember watching MTV as it celebrated its one year anniversary a few weeks later. I consider the music of the early 1980s to be some of the best music ever made, and I think a lot of that has to do with the new wave influence that was so pervasive at the time, combined with a strong pop sensibility, and just so many creative artists who were around at the time. (more…)

June 19, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . MTV, Music, Television. 1 comment.