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FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 March 15, 1981

HERC spent way more time than he wanted to futzing about with Spotify playlists for this post but burtiscurtis09 came through with a tight, seven and a half minute edit of the episode for our enjoyment that includes three charts as well as intros and exits for the spotlight videos.  Watch it after the chart playlists below.

Albums Spotlight video "In Your Letter" - REO Speedwagon
Pop Spotlight video "Crying" - Don McLean
Country Spotlight video "Wandering Eyes" - Ronnie McDowell (unofficial)





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BONUS CHARTS, PLAYLISTS AND OTHER STUFF








HERC's SPOTLIGHT CHART OF THE WEEK:
New Musical Express (UK) Top 30 Singles 3/14/81

Countdown (Australia) Top 10 3/15/81 (YouTube)


Countdown (Australia) Humdrum 3/15/81 (YouTube)


American Top 40
Long Distance Dedication #1
Long Distance Dedication #2

Top 40 Debuts
47>>29 Eric Clapton – "I Can't Stand It"
42>>36 April Wine – "Just Between You And Me"
>>>>38 James Taylor – "Her Town Too"
43>>39 Yarbrough & Peoples – "Don't Stop The Music"
44>>40 John Mellencamp – "Ain't Even Done With The Night"

HOT 100
Hot 100 Debuts
38 James Taylor – "Her Town Too"
70 Steely Dan – "Time Out Of Mind"
72 Andy Gibb – "Me (Without You)"
79 Barry Manilow – "Lonely Together"
81 The Hawks – "Right Away"
83 Rush – "Limelight"
86 Garland Jeffreys – "96 Tears"
87 T.G. Sheppard – "I Loved 'Em Every One"
90 Tierra – "Memories"

Music On TV That Weekend

Fridays
Marshall Tucker Band - "Heard it in a Love Song" and "This Time I Believe"

The Midnight Special (episode 416 - antepenultimate original episode)
John Schneider - "It's Now or Never", "34 in Atlanta" & "These Good Old Boys Are Bad"
Sheena Easton - "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" & "Modern Girl"
Dottie West - "Are You Happy Baby", "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" & "Lesson in Leaving"

American Bandstand
Jermaine Jackson -"You Like Me Don't You" and "All Because of You" 
Dick Clark interviews Jermaine between songs
Diana Canova  - "Who You Foolin' ?"
Dick Clark interviews Diana after her performance

Soul Train
The Bar-Kays - "Boogie Body Land"
Yarbrough and Peoples - "Don't Stop the Music"
Robert Winters & Fall - "Magic Man" and "Face the Music"

Solid Gold


Harry Chapin - "Remember When The Music"
Jermaine Jackson - "You Like Me Don't You"
Leo Sayer - "Living in a Fantasy"
Dionne Warwick - "What The World Needs Now"
Mickey Gilley - "A Headache Tomorrow (Or A Heartache Tonight"
Loverboy - "Turn Me Loose"



SOLID GOLD TOP 10 (3/15/81)
(Solid Gold Dancers not included)



SOURCES:
Music On TV listings and Solid Gold Top 10 from TV.com
Tunecaster Rock Top 20 for March 14, 1981
Tunecaster Pop Top 30 for March 14, 1981
WLS (Chicago) Forty-fives 3/14/81
WLS (Chicago) Thirty-threes 3/14/81
Cash Box Top 40 3/14/81
The ARC Weekly Top 40: March 14, 1981
(link is actually to 3/21/81 chart - HERC used LW (last week) column to deduce Top 40 for 3/14/81)
(link is actually to 3/21/81 chart - HERC used LW (last week) column to deduce Top 10 for 3/14/81)
NME chart from this book
Long Distance Dedications from Pete Battistini's book
Billboard debuts from Joel Whitburn's book
did I miss anything?

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