FLASHBACK: American's Top 10 August 7, 1983

Casey Kasem and America's Top 10 returns to The Hideaway from their Summer Hiatus with a great episode featuring Pop Singles, Soul and Albums charts and rundowns from the Summer of 1983.  All thanks to our video benefactor and AT10 archivist burtiscurtis09.  The three Spotify playlists (below) based on the charts featured on the show are Super Deluxe Expanded Editions, included at no additional charge to you the viewer, counting down the Top 20 on the respective chart instead of merely the Top 10.


MTV Adds & Rotation As of 8/3/83
(click on song/video titles to watch   *=may not be the video that aired on MTV)
Bouncing Balls "American Anthem"   Martin Briley "Put Your Hands On The Screen"
Jackson Browne "Lawyers In Love"   Dio "Rainbow In The Dark"
Joan Jett "The French Song"   JoBoxers "Just Got Lucky"*   Eddie Jobson "Turn It Over"
Kansas "Fight Fire With Fire"   Loverboy "Queen Of The Broken Hearts"
Quiet Riot "Cum Feel The Noise"*   Twisted Sister "You Can't Stop Rock & Roll" 
Neil Young "Wonderin' "
HEAVY ROTATION (3-5 plays a day):
Asia "Don't Cry"   David Bowie "China Girl"   Dave Edmunds "Slipping Away"
Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams"   The Fixx "One Thing Leads To Another"
The Fixx "Saved By Zero"   Elton John "I'm Still Standing"   Stevie Nicks "Stand Back"
Robert Plant "Big Log"   The Police "Every Breath You Take"   Michael Sembello "Maniac"
Rod Stewart "Baby Jane"   Stray Cats "(She's) Sexy + 17"   
ZZ Top "Gimme All Your Lovin' "   ZZ Top "Sharp Dressed Man"
MEDIUM ROTATION (2-3 plays a day):
Bryan Adams "This Time"   Charlie "It's Inevitable"
Marshall Crenshaw "Whenever You're On My Mind"   EBN /OZN "AEIOU Sometimes Y"
A Flock Of Seagulls "Nightmares"   Fun Boy Three "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Ian Hunter "All The Good Ones"   Donnie Iris "Do You Compute?" 
Billy Joel "Tell Her About It"   The Kinks "State Of Confusion"   Krokus "Eat The Rich"
Men Without Hats "Safety Dance"   Quarterflash "Take Me To Heart"
Roman Holiday "Stand By"   Mitch Ryder "When You Were Mine"
Shalamar "Dead Giveaway"   Donna Summer "She Works Hard For The Money"
Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"   Tears For Fears "Change"
Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"   Joe Walsh "I Can Play That Rock And Roll" 

LIGHT ROTATION (1-2 plays a day):
Any Trouble "Touch And Go"   B-52's "Legal Tender"   Lindsey Buckingham "Holiday Road"
Tony Carey "West Coast Summer Nights"   Carlene Carter "Meant It For A Minute"
Culture Club "I'll Tumble 4 Ya"   Divinyls "Only Lonely"   Dave Edmunds "Information"
ELO "Rock'n'Roll Is King"   Espionage "Sounds Of Breaking Hearts" 
Lita Ford "Out For Blood"   Peter Gabriel "I Don't Remember"
Eddy Grant "I Don't Wanna Dance"   I -Ten "Taking A Cold Look"
Iron Maiden "The Trooper"   Kissing The Pink "Maybe This Day"*   Kix "Cool Kids"
Lapti-Nek "Jabba Place Band"   The Little Girls "How To Pick Up Girls"*
Madness "It Must Be Love"   Ministry "Revenge"   The Plimsouls "A Million Miles Away"
The Polecats "Make A Circuit With Me"   Red Rockers "Good As Gold"
Rubber Rodeo "How The West Was Won"   Peter Schilling "Major Tom"
Shooting Star "Straight Ahead"   Rick Springfield "Human Touch"
Frank Stallone "Far From Over"   Total Coelo "Milk From The Coconut"
The Waitresses "Make The Weather"   Weird Al Yankovic "I Love Rocky Road"

BRITAIN Top 10 Pop Singles as of 8/6/83
(courtesy of Music & Video Week)

CANADA Top 10 Pop Singles as of 8/8/83
(Courtesy of The Record)

AUSTRALIA Top 10 Pop Singles as of 8/8/83
(Courtesy Kent Music Report)

For more about my Summer of 1983, click here first, then here and finally here

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, the weeks before I started college for my first year. Such good musical memories.