WABC Survey/30 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) 2 4. Chariots of Fire-Titles - Vangelis (Polydor) 4 5. That Girl - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 6 7. It's Gonna Take a Miracle - Deniece Williams (ARC) HP 8. One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (A&M) 9 9. '65 Love Affair - Paul Davis (Arista) 20 10. Open Arms - Journey (Columbia) 8 11. Make a Move On Me - Olivia Newton-John (MCA) 10 12. Sweet Dreams - Air Supply (Arista) 12 14. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins (Kat Family) 7 15. Daddy's Home - Cliff Richard (EMI America) 14 16. Don't Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield (RCA) HP 17. Cool Night - Paul Davis (Arista) 19 19. Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters (Planet) 16 20. My Guy - Sister Sledge (Cotillion) 15 21. Bobbie Sue - The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA) 18 22. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner (Atlantic) 22 25. I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World - Ronnie Milsap (RCA) 25 26. Did It In a Minute - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA) 27 27. Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply (Arista) 28 28. I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (Motown) 35 29. Somewhere Down the Road - Barry Manilow (Arista) 26 30. On the Way to the Sky - Neil Diamond (Columbia) 23 32. She's Got a Way - Billy Joel (Columbia) 30 33. If I Had My Wish Tonight - David Lasley (EMI America) -- 34. Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' for the Lights ) - Le Roux (RCA) HP 36. Goin' Down - Greg Guidry (Columbia) 34 37. One to One - Carole King (Atlantic) 33 38. Willie, Mickey and "The Duke" (Talkin' Baseball) - Terry Cashman (Lifesong) HP HP Let's Hang On - Barry Manilow (Arista) SPECIAL NOTES: This week's Top 10 does not have a #1 (for the 8th week in WABC's Top 40 history) or numbers 3 and 6. 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" or "Freeze-Frame" by the J. Geils Band, both 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). With the exceptions of Olivia Newton-John and Hall & Oates, 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 (at #38) is the national, or generic version. WABC often played the New York Yankees' version.
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