WABC Survey/23 March 1982
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Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
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TW LW 2. Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (Liberty) 4 4. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor) 11 6. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 7 7. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family) 8 8. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia) 9 9. One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 13 10. Make a Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John (MCA) 17 12. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista) 10 14. Daddy's Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America) 16 15. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion) 12 16. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet) 26 18. Bobbie Sue - The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA) 20 19. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista) 22 20. '65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista) 29 22. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic) 21 23. On the Way to the Sky - Neil Diamond (Columbia) 33 24. Pop Goes the Movies, Part 1 - Meco (Arista) 38 25. I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World - Ronnie Milsap (RCA) 28 26. Somewhere Down the Road - Barry Manilow (Arista) 34 27. Did It In a Minute - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA) HP 28. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply (Arista) 30 30. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel (Columbia) 37 31. Yesterday's Songs - Neil Diamond (Columbia) 34 33. One to One - Carole King (Atlantic) 39 34. Goin' Down - Greg Guidry (Columbia) HP 35. I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown) HP HP Willie, Mickey and "The Duke" (Talkin' Baseball) - Terry Cashman (Lifesong) HP Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' for the Lights ) - Le Roux (RCA) HP Don't Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield (RCA) HP It's Gonna Take a Miracle - Deniece Williams (ARC) SPECIAL NOTES: This week's Top 10 does not have a #1 (for the 7th week in WABC's Top 40 history) or numbers 3 and 5. The general consensus is that #1 is probably "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on the Boardwalk label. The rest are probably two of the following: "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band, on EMI America, "We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go's (on I.R.S.), "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" by Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA), or Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" (a former #1, on the MCA label). Except for Olivia Newton-John and Hall & Oates, 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.
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