Hot 100 Debuts - June 1982

We're seven weeks into 2015 and six months into 1982 and HERC has finished working up the last six months of 1982, ranking each song as it debuts on the Hot 100 as well as each week's group of debuts to determine the top ranked songs as well as the strongest weeks single-wise based on six chart factors.  (See previous Hot 100 Debuts posts for more details.)  HERC is actually consulting two Record Research books to gather all of the data needed for his computations:
June 1982 featured just 29 debuting singles on the Hot 100. HERC will be including nearly half of those singles - all marked by asterisk on the chart below - on his Most Favorite Songs Of 1982 list which will be published shortly after he runs down and reviews the Hot 100 Debuts from December 1982 on April 1st, 2015.  Below are the complete four weeks worth of singles from June 1982:

Hot 100 debut
debut pos
6/5/198257*What Kind Of Fool Am IRick Springfield168
6/5/198273*Eye Of The TigerSurvivor218
6/5/198275*Hard To Say I’m SorryChicago210
6/5/198277I Found SomebodyGlenn Frey144
6/5/198281*If You Want My LoveCheap Trick116
6/5/198283Hooked On SwingLarry Elgart and his Manhattan Swing Orchestra145
6/5/198285Street CornerAshford and Simpson93
6/5/198287Soup For OneChic45
6/5/198288I Really Don’t Need No LightJeffrey Osborne129
6/5/198289How Can You Love MeAmbrosia33
6/12/198252*Keep The Fire Burnin’REO Speedwagon195
6/12/198266*Going To A Go-Go (live)Rolling Stones158
6/12/198267*Even The Nights Are BetterAir Supply198
6/12/198269Out Of WorkGary U.S. Bonds166
6/12/198282*LandslideOlivia Newton-John103
6/12/198287(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The BayThe Reddings95
6/12/198288So FineOak Ridge Boys52
6/12/198289LovelineDr. Hook86
6/19/198233*Hold MeFleetwood Mac206
6/19/198269*Your ImaginationHall & Oates139
6/19/198283Happy HourDeodato65
6/19/198288To Dream The DreamFrankie Miller80
6/19/198289*No One Like YouScorpions75
6/26/198248*Wasted On The WayCrosby, Stills & Nash191
6/26/198271Route 101Herb Alpert131
6/26/198273American MusicPointer Sisters175
6/26/198279*Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)Donna Summer187
6/26/198282Don’t TalkLarry Lee41
The highest scoring song among the June 1982 debuts is Survivor's summer monster "Eye Of The Tiger", one of three songs to score 200+ points this month.  The best scoring week of the month was the fourth week with an average of 145 points among five songs.  HERC's pick for underdog of the month is Scorpions and their song "No One Like You", which debuted at #89 in the Hot 100 on the chart dated 6/19/82.  It peaked at #65 four weeks later before beginning a three week skid down and off the chart.  By the time the song debuted on the Hot 100, it had already spent 11 weeks over on the Top Tracks chart where it debuted at #34 on 4/3/82 and had the following trajectory: 34 (debut), 20, 17, 4 (album featured on cover), 3, 3, 2, 4, 1 (5/29/82 - knocking Asia's "Heat Of The Moment" out the box), 4 (vanquished by Rainbow's "Stone Cold"), 3, 4 (debuts on  Hot 100), 4, 13, 25, 28, 14, 59 (final week on Top Tracks before becoming classic rock radio staple).
We asked HERC to work up the Top 5 weeks and Top 20 Songs now that he's halfway through 1982.  But first he wanted to establish the averages and medians.

debut pos
peak pos
total wks
median83<song title><song artist>1303811
avgs81<song title><song artist>1264012

Top 5 Weeks (Jan-Jun 1982)


Top 22 Songs By Points (Jan-Jun 1982)

Hot 100 debut
debut pos
pk pos
16/573*Eye Of The TigerSurvivor2181
22/663*I Love Rock N RollJoan Jett & the Blackhearts2141
34/1029Ebony & IvoryPaul McCartney & Stevie Wonder2141
43/686*Don't You Want MeHuman League2111
54/2482*Hurts So GoodJohn Cougar2112
65/2975*AbracadabraSteve Miller Band2111
86/575*Hard To Say I’m SorryChicago2101
91/1657*Open ArmsJourney2102
103/657*Don't Talk to StrangersRick Springfield2082
111/3079*We Got The BeatThe Go-Go's2072
121/1672*That GirlStevie Wonder2072
136/1933*Hold MeFleetwood Mac2064
143/684I've Never Been To MeCharlene2053
151/2388*867-5309/JennyTommy Tutone2044
161/1690*Tainted LoveSoft Cell2038
174/2488*Let It WhipDazz Band2034
183/2077*The Other WomanRay Parker Jr.2034
192/2067*Freeze-FrameJ. Geils Band2035
204/1768*Heat Of The MomentAsia2024
213/688*Always On My MindWillie Nelson2015
225/2276*You Should Hear How She Talks About YouMelissa Manchester2005

Ever the over-giver, HERC ranked all 22 songs that have scored more than 200 points complete with tie-breaker rules as outlined in a previous post.  There have been 218 singles up to this point - only 208 more to go!

1 comment:

  1. Herc, I am enjoying all of these stats. Keep 'em coming.