WABC Survey/13 April 1982

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Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

                                                                                                                                    
 TW                                                             LW
  1. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor)   *1 week #1*  2
  6. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family)                     7
  7. Ebony and Ivory -                                            
                   Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder (Columbia) --
  8. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla)                           9
  9. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty)                  5
 10. Make a Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John (MCA)               10
 11. One Hundred Ways -                                           
                      Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M)  8
 12. '65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista)                      11
 13. It's Gonna Take a Miracle - Deniece Williams (ARC)          6
 14. Don't Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield (RCA)           13
 15. The Beatles' Movie Medley - The Beatles (Capitol)          HP
 16. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia)                             12
 17. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion)                         14
 18. Daddy's Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America)                 16
 19. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet)              21
 21. Get Down On It - Kool & the Gang (De-Lite)                 --
 22. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John (Geffen)        --
 23. If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another -                       
                           Richard "Dimples" Fields (Boardwalk) HP
 24. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista)                           24
 28. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista)                         20
 29. Did It In a Minute - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)         17
 30. I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown)                  23
 34. Wake Up Little Susie - Simon & Garfunkel (Warner Brothers) HP
 35. Let's Hang On - Barry Manilow (Arista)                     26
 38. Teach Me Tonight - Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)            HP
 HP  Willie, Mickey and "The Duke" (Talkin' Baseball) -           
                                       Terry Cashman (Lifesong)   
 HP  Route 66 - The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)                 
 HP  Theme From Paradise - Phoebe Cates (Columbia)                
 EX  More Than Just the Two of Us - Sneaker (Handshake)           


SPECIAL NOTES:  This week's Top 10 does not have numbers 2 through 
5.  The general consensus is held that those four positions are 
most likely occupied by "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the 
Blackhearts, on the Boardwalk label, "We Got the Beat" by the Go-
Go's (on I.R.S.), "Centerfold" and "Freeze Frame" by the J. Geils 
Band, both on EMI America, or possibly "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy 
Tutone (Columbia).  These songs were never played on WABC, which 
had softened its format to a more Adult Contemporary sound by 
early 1982.

"Talkin' Baseball" by Terry Cashman (a Hot Prospect this week) is 
the national, or generic version.  WABC often played the New York 
Yankees' version.

 

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