1/30/15

FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 February 1, 1981

The first epsiode of America's Top 10 from February 1981 finds newlywed Casey beginning the show by teasing the following week's show which will feature the Top 10 Recording Acts of The Seventies.  Then instead of going right into the Pop singles chart as he usually does, Kasem runs down the Albums chart which is unique this week he says because it is exactly the same as last week; no albums moved into the Top 10, no albums dropped out of the Top 10 and no albums moved within the Top 10.  Casey points out that AC/DC has spent 17 weeks in the Top 10 with their Back In Black album and Pat Benatar has logged 19 weeks in the Top 10 with her Crimes Of Passion album before announcing John and Yoko's Double Fantasy has been perched atop the chart for six consecutive weeks.  The Album Spotlight video was Neil Diamond's "Hello Again" from his Jazz Singer soundtrack album which sat at #5 for the week.  As usual, burtiscurtis09 does an excellent job on video transferrance and gives us all we need in the shortest time possible, with this week's episode coming in at 9:16.  Watch it after the chart playlists and other Spotight video links.




Pop Spotlight Video

Soul Spotlight Video

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BONUS CHART PLAYLISTS
playlists based on singles charts have been extended beyond the usual Top 10 to Top 20, Top 30, Top 40 
or, in the case of WLS (below), Top 45









American Top 40
Long Distance Dedications
Debuts
>>>32 "Hello Again" - Neil Diamond
50>36 "Treat Me Right" - Pat Benatar
42>39 "Who's Making Love" - Blues Brothers
41>40 "Shine On" - L.T.D.

Hot 100
Debuts
#32 "Hello Again" - Neil Diamond
#61 "Rapture" - Blondie
#72 "What Kind Of Fool" - Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
#81 "Ain't Even Done With The Night" - John Cougar
#83 "Dreamer" - The Association
#85 "Fantastic Voyage" - Lakeside
#87 "Turn Me Loose" - Loverboy
#92 "Don't You Know What Love Is" - Touch

Music On TV That Weekend
American Bandstand 
George Burns performed "Willie, Won't You Sing A Song With Me?"
Susan Anton & Fred Knoblock performed "Killin' Time"

Don Kirshner's Rock Concert was on hiatus
Fridays and Saturday Night Live aired repeats

Soul Train
The Chi-Lites perfomed "Heavenly Body" and "Have You Seen Her '80" 
Patrice Rushen performed "Look Up" and "Don't Blame Me" 

Midnight Special
Hall and Oates performed "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "Kiss on My List" & "How Does It Feel to Be Back?"
Kool & the Gang performed "Celebration"
The Motels performed "Envy" & "Danger"

Solid Gold
Guest Host Deborah Harry sang live to a taped backing of her band's current #1 hit "The Tide is High" and premiered the video for their next single "Rapture"
George Burns does "Willie, Won't You Sing A Song With Me?"
Chuck Berry trotted out his classic "Maybellene"
Hall & Oates did "Kiss On My List"
Linda Clifford performed "Red Light"
Don Williams gently rocked us with "I Believe in You"
Air Supply sang for "Every Woman in the World"

WARNING: Videos may begin playing at HIGH volume








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