FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 January 24, 1982

Hello and welcome to America's Top 10 for the week ending January 24, 1982.  burtiscurtis09's video edit of the episode begins with a commercial for the "NUMBER ONE ALBUM IN THE WORLD" and "also the Go-Go's on IRS" before we get to see Casey in a Christmas Sweater in teaser opening for the episode of America's Top 10.  He gets right down to the Pop charts which <SPOILER ALERT!> featured Foreigner setting a record for most weeks spent at #2 with nine consecutive weeks for "Waiting For A Girl Like You" in the runner-up position as well as Olivia Newton-John tying the "rock era" record by spending her tenth consecutive week at #1 with "Physical".  (And no mention of the five consecutive weeks Hall & Oates had spent at #4 with "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)".)  The Pop Spotlight Video is J. Geils Band's "Centerfold".  Then Mr. Kasem runs down the Album chart and shows the Album Spotlight Video.  This is followed by Kaesy's review of the Country chart with Juice Newton's "The Sweetest Thing" shown as the Country Spotlight Video. Then, unexpectedly, Casey throws a rare fourth chart at us, the Disco Chart, where he notes that half of the Top 10 are two sided hits (it was actually six but for #10 only one song was listed - the printed chart listed two songs) and that two of the Top 10 Disco entries are big hits over on the Pop & Soul charts, though a Spotlight Video is not featured.  The clip ends with the Album Spotlight Video being shown again.  See the episode for yourself after HERC counts down the four charts featured on the air with Spotify playlists.

Country - missing #8 "Blaze Of Glory" by Kenny Rogers


Country Albums missing #5 Hollywood, Tennessee by Crystal Gayle

Top (Rock) Tracks missing #9 "I Love Rock N Roll" - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and
 #6 "For Those About To Rock" - AC/DC
Rock Albums missing #5 For Those About To Rock - AC/DC

Soul Albums missing #7 Night Cruisin' - The Bar-Kays and #4 Why Do Fools Fall In love - Diana Ross

RPM (Canada) Albums missing #8 - For Those About To Rock - AC/DC

Tunecaster Rock missing:
#9 "I Love Rock N Roll" - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
#8  "For Those About To Rock" - AC/DC
#7 "Feel Like A Number" (live) - Bob Seger & the SIlver Bullet Band
#5 "Let's Get It Up" - AC/DC

American Top 40
Long Distance Dedications
Hot 100 Debuts
see them HERE, in the first installment of HERC's new project

Music On TV that weekend back in 1982
Fridays - Quarterflash performs two songs:

American Bandstand - Stevie Woods perfomed "Just Can't Win 'em All" & "Steal the Night" with Dick Clark interviewing him between the songs.  Clark also interviewed The Go-Go's in between their two songs:

Soul Train - Syreeta "Quick Slick" and "I Don't Know" 
Zoom "Love Seasons" and "Saturday Saturday Night"

Saturday Night Live - Allman Brothers Band perform "Midnight Rider", "Southbound" and "One Way Out."

Solid Gold - featured perfomances by Hall & Oates ("I Can't Go for That"), Lou Rawls ("You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine"), Jermaine Jackson ("I'm Just Too Shy"), Conway Twitty ("Red Neckin' Love Makin' Night") and The Time ("Cool").

1 comment:

  1. After reading your intro, I was getting ready to defend Casey's sweater choice, but then I saw it.