Hot 100 Debuts - The Final Rankings for 1982 (part 6 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 final of six consecutive daily posts counting down all the singles that debuted on the Hot 100 in 1982, we're down to 72-1.  Each singles ranking, title, artist, Whitburn's Pop Annual [Pop Ann.] ranking for 1982 (which are eerily close to my own rankings for the most part), ranking on My Favorite Decade's [MFD] Top 82 of 82 Singles countdown, year end ranking in Billboard's 1982 Hot 100 recap [Hot 100] and Fred Bronson's Hottest Hot 100 Hits of 1982 rankings [Hot Hits] 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.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
72*It's Gonna Take A MiracleDeniece Williams697187
71Pass The DutchieMusical Youth
70HeartbreakerDionne Warwick
69*You Can't Hurry LovePhil Collins
68*Caught Up In You38 Special66585373
67*Wasted On The WayCrosby, Stills & Nash575750
66*Did It In A MinuteHall & Oates61596654
65*I Ran (So Far Away)A Flock Of Seagulls626775
64*Take It AwayPaul McCartney65517062
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
63Pac-Man FeverBuckner & Garcia634266
62*Twilight ZoneGolden Earring
61Mirror, MirrorDiana Ross538674
60*MusclesDiana Ross645672
58*Rock This TownStray Cats5663
57*Rock The CasbahThe Clash
56*Keep The Fire Burnin’REO Speedwagon455048
55*You Can Do MagicAmerica516539
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
54*Do You Beleive In LoveHuey Lewis & the News47505165
53*Only The LonelyThe Motels58752944
52*Crimson And CloverJoan Jett & The Blackhearts50777868
51*Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On MeJuice Newton494749
50*Somebody’s BabyJackson Browne466852
49*Even The Nights Are BetterAir Supply383745
48*'65 Love AffairPaul Davis44713947
47*Make A Move On MeOlivia Newton-John37218471
46*You And IEddie Rabbitt with Crystal Gayle
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
45*You Should Hear How She Talks About YouMelissa Manchester36351838
44*Steppin' OutJoe Jackson42143
43*Always On My MindWillie Nelson352234
42*Heat Of The MomentAsia32184031
41HeartlightNeil Diamond3460
40*I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You're Near)Michael McDonald31318133
39*Back On The Chain GangPretenders
38*Freeze-FrameJ. Geils Band27494929
37*The Other WomanRay Parker Jr.33552632
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
36*Let It WhipDazz Band402435
35*Tainted LoveSoft Cell55171151
34*Sexual HealingMarvin Gaye
33*867-5309/JennyTommy Tutone29261628
32*Dirty LaundryDon Henley
31I've Never Been To MeCharlene243827
30*Hold MeFleetwood Mac263124
29*Stray Cat StrutStray Cats
28*Hungry Like The WolfDuran Duran
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
27*Eye In The SkyAlan Parsons Project233223
26The Girl Is MineMichael Jackson and Paul McCartney
25*That GirlStevie Wonder28614330
23*We Got The BeatThe Go-Go's21192521
22*Do You Really Want To Hurt MeCulture Club
21*Don't Talk to StrangersRick Springfield19222016
20*Heart AttackOlivia Newton-John227825
19*Shame On The MoonBob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
18*Open ArmsJourney163413
17*Hard To Say I’m SorryChicago10251012
15*Baby, Come To MePatti Austin with James Ingram
14*TrulyLionel Richie1120
13*AbracadabraSteve Miller Band95795
12*Hurts So GoodJohn Cougar1887
11*Who Can It Be Now?Men At Work1433018
10*Don't You Want MeHuman League7268
ranktitleartistPop Ann.MFDHot 100Hot Hits
9*Jack & DianeJohn Cougar62776
8*Up Where We BelongJoe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes819
7*MickeyToni Basil1317
6Ebony & IvoryPaul McCartney & Stevie Wonder27342
5*I Love Rock N RollJoan Jett & the Blackhearts11133
4*ManeaterHall & Oates5449
3*GloriaLaura Branigan207514
2*Down UnderMen At Work
1*Eye Of The TigerSurvivor32821

Coming sometime before 2016
My Favorite Singles of 1982
a ranked list

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