4/22/14

FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 April 24, 1983


It's only been two weeks since the last America's Top 10 entry here at the Hideaway but Kasem's fans are legion so HERC is nothing but proud to present another one.  It's exactly two weeks after the last one as well so there is minimal movement in the countdown and you might notice Casey is wearing the same Polo sweater again. YouTube user burtiscurtis09 went a slightly different route this time around, dividing the show into 4 parts (one of which cannot be embedded) and including the music videos and the commercials.




For the Top 10 Singles on Billboard's Hot 100, HERC listed each one in the table below (blue) and then looked up the same week's Top 10 in Cashbox (red). Other than the unanimous #1 song, there are no shared positions between the two charts with seven other songs featured on each publication's Top 10.  Click on song titles below to watch music videos.

Top Pop Singles week of April 23, 1983
BillboardCashboxtitleartist
11Come On EileenDexy's Midnight Runners
24Beat ItMichael Jackson
32Mr. RobotoStyx
45JeopardyGreg Kihn Band
53Billie JeanMichael Jackson
67Der KommisarAfter The Fire
76One On OneHall & Oates
814Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)Journey
910Let's DanceDavid Bowie
1011She Blinded Me With ScienceThomas Dolby
179You AreLionel Richie
218Back On The Chain GangPretenders



Over on the Soul chart, the week's Number One song, George Clinton's "Atomic Dog", completely fails to make the Hot 100 chart... at all.  Exactly 452 songs made the Hot 100 in 1983 yet "Atomic Dog" merely Bubbled Under for nine weeks peaking at #101.  The #5 song also never made it onto the Hot 100, peaking at #103.  Lastly, although The Whispers' "Tonight" failed to make the Hot 100 this particular week in 1983, the song did eventually peak at #84 in May 1983.  Click on song titles below to listen via Spotify.

Top Soul Singles week of April 23, 1983
SoulHot 100titleartist
1-Atomic DogGeorge Clinton
25Billie JeanMichael Jackson
356Try AgainChampaign
4-TonightWhispers
5-I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)Kashif
62Beat ItMichael Jackson
737Mornin'Jarreau
835I Like ItDeBarge
917You AreLionel Richie
1096The System – You Are in My SystemThe System


Watch Part 3 of this episode, 
covering the Country Top 10





BONUS MUSIC
The two "long distance dedication" songs from Casey's American Top 40 radio countdown that week, courtesy of Pete Battistini's book American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1980s):



Hot 100 Debuts for the week:
#71  "Looking For A Stranger" - Pat Benatar
#73  "You Can't Run From Love" - Eddie Rabbitt
#77  "Easy For You to Say" - Linda Ronstadt
#81  "Too Shy" - Kajagoogoo
#83  "All This Love" - DeBarge
#84  "Front Page Story" - Neil Diamond
#85  "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" - Bow Wow Wow
#87  "The Devil Made Me Do It" - Golden Earring

1 comment:

  1. We ARE legion and don't you forget it.

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