7/25/14

FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 July 26, 1981

YouTube user burtiscurtis09 transfers and edits the episodes of America's Top 10 from VHS to digital and HERC gives all credit to him for the job he does.  This week's episode is based on the Billboard issue and charts dated July 25th, 1981.


Casey counts down the Pop and Country Singles charts as well as the Albums chart in this episode.  He also points out that if "Bette Davis Eyes" had held onto the top spot for a tenth consecutive week this week, it would have tied two other songs for most weeks at #1: "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" by Prez Prado (1955) and "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone (1977).  Spotlight videos shown were:
  • POP - "Slow Hand" by the Pointer Sisters
  • COUNTRY - "Feels So Right" by Alabama
  • ALBUMS - "Over and Over" by Santana
HERC has included a few extra charts and chart minutiae to round out today's post.  

Pop                             Country


Albums
10 Zebop! - Santana
09 Stars On Long Play - Stars On
08 Share Your Love - Kenny Rogers
07 Face Value - Phil Collins
06 Paradise Theatre - Styx
05 Hard Promises - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
04 Street Songs - Rick James
03 Hi Infidelity - REO Speedwagon
02 Mistaken Identity - Kim Carnes
01 Long Distance Voyager - Moody Blues


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R&B                                                                             ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Top (Rock) Tracks

American Top 40 Long Distance Dedications
Top 40 debuts
44>>39  "Feels So Right" - Alabama
41>>34  "Cool Love" - Pablo Cruise


notable Hot 100 debuts



"Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" - Casey Kasem



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