WABC Survey/30 March 1982

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

                                                                                                                                     
 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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