FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 October 25, 1981

Covering the Billboard charts for the week ending October 24, 1981, the America's Top 10 episode that aired October 25, 1981 featured the Pop, Album and Country Top 10 charts.  The episode also featured Casey catching up with The Turtles including rare color video from Casey's 1965 show Shebang!  The video uploader pointed out that this was the third episode in ten weeks to feature the same Stevie Nicks Spotlight video, this time in the Albums Spotlight.  Little River Band scored the Pop Spotlight while Charly McClain basked in the Country Spotlight.  All in all, this episode is tightly edited though the original VHS recording suffered tracking problems.

missing #9, "Teach Me To Cheat" by The Kendalls


Top 40 Debuts

Hot 100 Debuts
On this weekend, six episodes into the eleventh season of Soul TrainThe Four Tops sang "When She Was My Girl" and fourteen year old Stacy Lattisaw performed "Love on a Two-Way Street". "Feel My Love Tonight" and "It Was So Easy".

All of the other music based TV shows did not air original episodes this weekend though the seventh episode of the second season of Solid Gold, hosted by Marilyn McCoo and Andy Gibb featured performances from A Taste of Honey ("Boogie Oogie Oogie"); Rick Springfield ("I've Done Everything for You"); Nicolette Larson ("Fool Me Again"); Conway Twitty ("Tight Fittin' Jeans"); Balance ("Breaking Away"), Carl Carlton ("She's a Bad Mama Jama") and Gibb, who does a cover of Dan Fogelberg's then current Top 10 song "Hard to Say." 

This final playlist was inspired by the albums that had full-page ads in the October 24, 1981 issue of Billboard magazine.  Among them is the worst album HERC has ever heard - can you guess which one it is?

America's Top 10 Flashbacks will 
return Black Friday, November 28.

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