WABC Survey/April 6, 1982 TW LW 2. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor) 4 5. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty) 2 6. It’s Gonna Take a Miracle - Deniece Williams (ARC) 7 7. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family) 14 8. One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 8 9. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 5 10. Make a Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John (MCA) 11 11. ‘65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista) 9 12. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia) 10 13. Don’t Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield (RCA) 16 14. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion) 20 16. Daddy’s Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America) 15 17. Did It In a Minute - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA) 26 18. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic) 22 20. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista) 12 21. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet) 19 23. I’ve Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown) 28 24. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista) 17 26. Let’s Hang On - Barry Manilow (Arista) HP 30. If I Had My Wish Tonight - David Lasley (EMI America) 33 35. Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin’ for the Lights ) - Le Roux (RCA) 34 37. One to One - Carole King (Atlantic) 37 38. Willie, Mickey and “The Duke” (Talkin’ Baseball) - Terry Cashman (Lifesong) 38 HP The Beatles’ Movie Medley - The Beatles (Capitol) HP Wake Up Little Susie - Simon & Garfunkel (Warner Brothers) HP Teach Me Tonight - Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers) HP If It Ain’t One Thing...It’s Another - Richard “Dimples” Fields (Boardwalk)
NOTES: This week’s Top 10 does not have a #1 (for the 9th week in WABC’s Top 40 history) or numbers 3 and 4. The general consensus is that #1 is probably “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, on the Boardwalk label. “Centerfold” by the J. Geils Band, on EMI America, is most likely #3, while #4 is probably “We Got the Beat” by the Go-Go’s (on I.R.S.). These songs were never played on WABC, which had softened its format to a more Adult Contemporary sound by early 1982.
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