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FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 July 3, 1983


Here it is, from thirty-one years ago today, the immortal Casey Kasem counting down the Top 10 hits on Billboard's Pop, LP and Soul charts for the week ending July 2, 1983. All thanks to YouTube user burtiscurtis09 for uploading the show.


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Top Pop Singles
10 "She's A Beauty" - The Tubes
09 "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' " - Michael Jackson
08 "Family Man" - Hall & Oates
07 "Too Shy" - Kajagoogoo
05 "Never Gonna Let You Go" - Sergio Mendes
03 "Every Breath You Take" - The Police
02 "Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant

Top LP
10 1999 - Prince
09 Kilroy Was Here - Styx
08 Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams
07 H2O - Hall & Oates
06 Frontiers - Journey
05 Let's Dance - David Bowie LP SPOTLIGHT
04 Cargo - Men At Work
03 Pyromania - Def Leppard
02 Thriller - Michael Jackson
01 Flashdance (soundtrack)

Top Soul Singles
10 "Beat It" - Michael Jackson
09 "Do What You Feel" - Deniece Williams
08 "Between The Sheets" - Isley Brothers
06 "Love Is The Key" - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
05 "All This Love" - DeBarge
04 "Save The Overtime For Me" - Gladys Knight & the Pips
03 "Inside Love" - George Benson
01 "Juicy Fruit" - Mtume

Over on American Top 40 for the weekend of July 2, 1983, Casey presented a special Top 40 Acts of the 1980s (So Far):

40 Fleetwood Mac
39 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
38 Donna Summer
37 The Police
36 Elton John
35 Foreigner
34 Pointer Sisters
33 Little River Band
32 Pat Benatar
31 J. Geils Band
30 Toto
29 Rolling Stones
28 Barbra Streisand
27 John Lennon
26 Styx
25 Men At Work
24 REO Speedwagon
23 Queen
22 Dan Fogelberg
21 Lionel Richie
20 Kool and the Gang
19 Billy Joel
18 Paul McCartney and Wings
17 John Cougar
16 Kim Carnes
15 Eddie Rabbitt
14 Blondie
13 Bob Seger
12 Neil Diamond
11 Stevie Wonder
10 Juice Newton
09 Rick Springfield
08 Journey
07 Christopher Cross
06 Michael Jackson
05 Olivia Newton-John
04 Kenny Rogers
03 Air Supply
02 Diana Ross
01 Daryl Hall and John Oates


Cash Box Top 10 Singles
10 "Family Man" - Hall & Oates
09 "Too Shy" - Kajagoogoo
08 "She's A Beauty" - The Tubes
06 "Beat It" - Michael Jackson
05 "Let's Dance" - David Bowie
04 "Every Breath You Take" - The Police
03 "Time (Clock Of The Heart)" - Culture Club
02 "Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant

1 comment:

  1. Having graduated in late June of 1983, these are the songs that were all over as I was closing one chapter of my life. Great stuff.

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