5/20/14

FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 May 20, 1984


This episode of America's Top 10 turns back the clock thirty years ago to 1984, the year HERC graduated high school.  In fact, the episode aired just a couple of weeks before his graduation ceremony.  Thanks as always to burtiscurtis09 for all of his work in rescuing the shows off of old VHS tapes. Now, on with the countdown...  



Top 10 Pop
(with YouTube links to music videos)
10  "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
09  "You Might Think" - The Cars
08  "Oh Sherrie" - Steve Perry
07  "Love Somebody" - Rick Springfield
06  "Time After Time" - Cyndi Lauper
05  "To All The GIrls" - Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
04  "Hold Me Now" - Thompson Twins
03  "Against All Odds" - Phil Collins
02  "Let's Hear It For The Boy" - Deniece Williams
01  "Hello" - Lionel Richie




Pop Spotlight


Top 10 Pop Albums
(with Spotify links to albums)
10  Grace Under Pressure - Rush
09  She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
08  Love At First Sting - Scorpions
07  Colour By Numbers - Culture Club
06  Heartbeat City - The Cars
05  Sports - Huey Lewis & the News
04  1984 - Van Halen
03  Thriller - Michael Jackson
02  Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
01  Footloose (soundtrack)




Album Spotlight


#1 Adult Contemporary


#1 R&B



American Top 40 Long Distance Dedication Songs:
(with Spotify links to songs)
First Dedication
Second Dedication


Top 40 Debuts
(with Spotify links to songs)
#42 >>> #30  "It's  A Miracle" - Culture Club
#45 >>> #38  "Who's That Girl" - Eurythmics
#48 >>> #39  "Eyes Without A Face" - Billy Idol
#65 >>> #40  "Almost Paradise" - Mike Reno and Ann Wilson


Hot 100 Debuts
(with Spotify links to songs)
#96  "Robert De Niro's Waiting" - Bananarama
#95  "Whiter Shade Of Pale" - Hagar/Schon/Aaronson/Shrieve
#93  "Romancing The Stone" - Eddy Grant
#92  "What's Love Got To Do With It" - Tina Turner
#90  "When We Make Love" - Alabama
#87  "Love Of The Common People" - Paul Young
#85  "I Pretend" - Kim Carnes
#84  "Little Bit Of Love" - Dwight Twilley
#83  "Prime Time" - Alan Parsons Project
#64  "Legs" - ZZ Top
#59  "Magic" - The Cars



BONUS - THE WLS Survey for the week of May 19, 1984
courtesy Lee Tucker/ARSA



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