Hot 100 Debuts - The Final Rankings for 1982 (Part 1 of 6)

For twelve weeks, I have featured a different month of Billboard Hot 100 debut singles from 1982, ranking each single separately via a formula that takes into account chart longevity as well as peak position (in addition to five other factors.)  Each week's singles were also ranked as a group for highest average score.  (All of the chart data was harvested from the two books pictured above.)  Today, in the first of six consecutive daily posts counting down all the singles that debuted on the Hot 100 in 1982, we begin with 432-361.  Each singles ranking, title, artist, Whitburn's Pop Annual ranking for 1982 and ranking on My Favorite Decade's Top 82 of 82 Singles countdown appears in the chart below.  Songs with an asterisk will appear on my still forthcoming and completely objective Favorite Singles of 1982 countdown in the near future.
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
432Start It All OverMcGuffrey Lane426
431Power PlayMolly Hatchet425
430Never Though I'd Fall In LoveThe Spinners424
428Into My LoveGreg Guidry421
427Sad GirlG.Q.422
426Be Mine (Tonight)Grover Washington Jr42065
425Over The LineEddie Schwartz417
424RunningChubby Checker418
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
423*Cool (Part 1)The Time416
422Steppin' OutKool & the Gang413
421The Longer You WaitGino Vannelli415
420Sing A Simple SongWest Street Mob414
419I'm Never Gonna Say GoodbyeBilly Preston411
418*777-9311The Time410
417Loving YouChris Rea409
416Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing/You’re All I Need To Get ByChris Christian408
415*Lonely NightsBryan Adams405
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
414How Can You Love MeAmbrosia407
413If I Could Get You (Into My Life)Gene Cotton383
412Fly AwayStevie Woods406
411Sad HeartsFour Tops404
410The Very Best In YouChange403
409Every Love SongGreg Kihn Band401
408Don't Stop TryingRodway402
407Seasons Of GoldGidea Park featuring Adrian Baker400
406Don't TalkLarry Lee398
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
405*Don't Run My LifeSpys399
404Take The TimeMichael Stanley Band
403Younger DaysJoe Fagin397
402Soup For OneChic396
401Beg, Borrow Or StealHughes/Thrall
400Opposites Do AttractAll Sports Band393
399Seasons Of The HeartJohn Denver394
398When I'm Holding You TightMichael Stanley Band392
397Route 66Manhattan Transfer395
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
396Fool For Your LoveJimmy Hall387
395Too Good To Turn Back NowRick Bowles388
394*Right The First TimeGamma386
393You CanMadleen Kane390
392Your Daddy Don't KnowToronto389
391The Last Safe Place On EarthLe Roux391
390So FineOak Ridge Boys384
389All Of My LoveBobby Caldwell385
388*Stand Or FallThe Fixx382
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
387Beechwood 4-5789Carpenters377
386ElectriclandBad Company378
384*Talk TalkTalk Talk38181
383Pledge PinRobert Plant376
382WhyCarly Simon375
381*Baby, Come To MePatti Austin with James Ingram372
380Piece Of My HeartSammy Hagar373
379He Could Be The OneJosie Cotton37439
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
378Right AwayKansas370
377SleepwalkLarry Carlton379
375Put Away Your LoveAlessi367
374Memories Of Days Gone ByFred Parris & the Five Satins366
373In The Drivers SeatJohn Schneider369
372Make Up Your MindAurra364
371Painted PictureCommodores
370*Back To School AgainFour Tops365
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFD
369How Can I Live Without HerChristopher Atkins363
368What If (I Said I Love You)Unipop
367*ValerieSteve Winwood35916
366Happy HourDeodato358
365The Elvis MedleyElvis Presley362
364HollywoodShooting Star361
363Attack Of The Name GameStacy Lattisaw357
362Teach Me TonightAl Jarreau356
361All Night With MeLaura Branigan355
Singles with no listed ranking in Pop Ann. column were not ranked within 1982.  Instead they were ranked within 1983, when they achieved their respective peak chart positions.

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