Music Survey: WABC New York, NY “Survey” March 9, 1982

                      WABC Survey/March 9, 1982                     
 TW                                                             LW
  4. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty)                  3
  6. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) -                            
                                  Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)  5
  7. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)                           7
  8. Hooked On Classics - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA) 8
 10. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor)               21
 11. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia)                             20
 12. One Hundred Ways -                                           
                      Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 11
 14. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion)                         10
 16. Daddy’s Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America)                 14
 17. Turn Your Love Around - George Benson (Warner Brothers)    13
 20. Take It Easy On Me - Little River Band (Capitol)           28
 21. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family)                    39
 22. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic)         12
 24. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista)                         22
 25. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) -             
                                            Air Supply (Arista) 19
 27. Comin’ In and Out of Your Life -                             
                                    Barbra Streisand (Columbia) 23
 28. Tell Me Tomorrow, Part 1 - Smokey Robinson (Tamla)         26
 29. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista)                           25
 31. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet)              31
 32. I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World -                    
                                            Ronnie Milsap (RCA) 29
 33. On the Way to the Sky - Neil Diamond (Columbia)            38
 34. Somewhere Down the Road - Barry Manilow (Arista)           33
 36. Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight -                         
                                        Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra) 37
 37. She’s Got a Way - Billy Joel (Columbia)                    27
 HP  ‘65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista)                        
 HP  Pop Goes the Movies, Part 1 - Meco (Arista)                  
 HP  One to One - Carole King (Atlantic)                          
 HP  Bobbie Sue - The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)                        
 HP  Willie, Mickey and “The Duke” (Talkin’ Baseball) -           
                                       Terry Cashman (Lifesong)   



NOTES: This week’s Top 10 is devoid of half its members; missing are #1 (for the sixth week in WABC’s Top 40 history) and numbers 2, 3, 5, and 9. The general consensus is that #1 is probably “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on the Boardwalk label. Other candidates for #1, or for filling out the rest of the vacancies in the Top 10 include “Centerfold” by the J. Geils Band, on EMI America, Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” (a former #1), “We Got the Beat” by the Go-Go’s ( on I.R.S.), “Do You Believe In Love” by Huey Lewis & the News (Chrysalis), and “(Oh) Pretty Woman” by Van Halen (Warner Brothers). With the exception of “Physical” (MCA), none of these songs were ever played on WABC, which had softened its format to a more Adult Contemporary sound by early 1982. The Hot Prospect “Talkin’ Baseball” by Terry Cashman that is shown here is the national, or generic version. WABC often played the New York Yankees’ version.

This is a text-only survey. The song titles and artists shown above are presented exactly as they are shown on the printed survey. Any typos, spelling errors and/or other anomalies are as they appear on the printed sheet. Some formatting may have been done to allow survey to display properly on the blog.

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