6/6/14

FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 June 7, 1981

The top ten percent of Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the week ending June 6, 1981 was broadcast by Casey Kasem as America's Top 10 for the week ending June 7, 1981.  Our buddy burtiscurtis09 has posted the episode on YouTube and HERC brings it to you below.  But first, let's get right to the action on the charts.

POP Singles
10  "Sweetheart" - Franke & the Knockouts <<<POP SPOTLIGHT video
09  "America" - Neil Diamond
08  "Just The Two Of Us" - Grover Washington Jr with Bill Withers
07  "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" - Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
06  "Living Inside Myself" - Gino Vannelli
05  "Take It On The Run" - REO Speedwagon
04  "Sukiyaki" - A Tatste Of Honey
03  "Stars On 45 Medley" - Stars On 45
02  "Being With You" - Smokey Robinson
01  "Bette Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes

ALBUMS
10 Being With You - Smokey Robinson
09 Face Value - Phil Collins
08 Moving Pictures - Rush
07 Hard Promises - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers<<<ALBUM SPOTLIGHT video
06 Fair Warning - Van Halen
05 Arc Of A Diver - Steve Winwood
04 Mistaken Identity - Kim Carnes
03 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
02 Paradise Theater - Styx
01 Hi Infideity - REO Speedwagon


from Kasem's American Top 40 countdown this week

Long Distance Dedication song #1
Long Distance Dedication song #2

Top 40 debuts
48>40  "Elvira" - Oak Ridge Boys
43>39  "I Can Take Care Of Myself" - Billy & the Beaters
42>38  "Time" - The Alan Parsons Project
46>37  "Modern Girl" - Sheena Easton


elsewhere on the Hot 100 chart

Hot 100 debuts this week
90  "Paradise" - Change
87  "Feels So Right" - Alabama
85  "Tom Sawyer" - Rush
82  "Fantasy Girl" - .38 Special
66  "Gemini Dream" - The Moody Blues

songs that reached their Hot 100 peaks this week
84  "Come To Me" - Aretha Franklin
54  "Almost Saturday Night" - Dave Edmunds
48  "Arc Of A Diver" - Steve Winwood
41  "Give A Little Bit More" - Cliff Richard
39  "I Can Take Care Of Myself" - Billy & the Beaters
12  "How 'Bout Us" - Champaign
10  "Sweetheart" - Franke & the Knockouts


tunes on the tube this weekend

Soul Train

American Bandstand

Solid Gold

1 comment:

  1. Did he really use the word "husky" to describe a woman's voice? Yikes! At least he didn't call her "handsome"

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