FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 March 4, 1984

This week's episode of America's Top 10 aired exactly one week after the episode from February 26th, making them the first consecutive episodes featured consecutively here on The Hideaway.  How much difference does a week make?  HERC presents all the charts and playlists he could get so we can draw our own conclusions.  Casey is back on track, though, featuring three charts, their respective spotlight videos, news and trivia question but not much else.  Watch the burtiscurtis09 video after HERC runs down the charts via Spotify playlists.  Remember that all charts/playlists are presented in reverse countdown order, so the song in top slot of playlist is actually lowest charting one.  Now that we're all confused, on with the countdowns!

Pop Spotlight Video
Albums Spotlight Video
Country Spotlight Video: "Elizabeth" - Statler Brothers
(no video could be found)


The two videos below represent the Cashbox Singles chart dated March 3, 1984.  Similar videos were quite popular with viewers last time around so HERC is proud to present them again.  All thanks to the uploader.

American Top 40

Top 40 Debuts
41>>36 "Come Back And Stay" - Paul Young
43>>38 "Radio Ga Ga" - Queen
47>>39 "Girls" - Dwight Twilley
>>>>40 "Miss Me Blind" - Culture Club

Top 40 Drops
29>>42 "Break My Stride" - Matthew Wilder
26>>49 "Pink Houses" - John Cougar
37>>51 "So Bad" - Paul McCartney

Hot 100
New Entries
40 "Miss Me Blind" - Culture Club
60 "Leave It" - Yes
70 "Don't Answer Me" - The Alan Parsons Project
77 "A Fine, Fine Day" - Tony Carey
79 "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" - Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
89 "Do You Love Me" - Andy Fraser
90 "The Sun And The Rain" - Madness
93 "No Parking (On The Dance Floor)" - Midnight Star
95 "Taxi" - J. Blackfoot

Music on TV That Weekend
American Bandstand
Night Ranger - "(You Can Still) Rock in America"
Toni Basil - "Over My Head"

Soul Train

(rerun of Dec 3, 1983 show)
Manhattan Transfer - "Spice of Life" and "Birdland".
Kashif - "I Just Gotta Have You" and "Say Somethin' Love".

Solid Gold

KC - "Give it Up"
Huey Lewis & the News - "I Want A New Drug"

Radio & Records was (and still is, with the linked archive) a treasure trove of alternate information for chart junkies like HERC and the coolest thing about it was you didn't even have to open it to see who was where on the charts - they printed it on the back page.  As in look at cover, turn magazine over and BAM!
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Billboard chart info sourced from video of epsiode as well as HERE

AT40 Long Distance Dedication info from Pete Battistini's American Top 40 with Casey Kasem: The 1980s

NME chart info from The Complete NME Singles Charts

WLS chart info from ARSA

Music On TV info from TV.com

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