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This Day In Music, June 10th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder were enjoying their FOURTH week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony and Ivory.’ It would stay #1 for a total of SEVEN weeks.

It would be ranked the #4 song of the entire year of 1982 behind ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton John, ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor, and ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’ by Joan Jett.

Let’s take a look at the entire Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1982:

1 1 EBONY AND IVORY –•– Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder (Columbia)-9 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-14 (2)
3 3 I’VE NEVER BEEN TO ME –•– Charlene (Duncan) (Motown)-17 (3)
4 4 867-5309/JENNY –•– Tommy Tutone (Columbia)-20 (4)
5 5 THE OTHER WOMAN –•– Ray Parker, Jr. (Arista)-12 (5)
6 7 DON’T YOU WANT ME –•– The Human League (A&M)-14 (6)
7 8 ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Willie Nelson (Columbia)-14 (7)
8 11 HEAT OF THE MOMENT –•– Asia (Geffen)-8 (8)
9 6 ’65 LOVE AFFAIR –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-15 (6)
10 16 ROSANNA –•– Toto (Columbia)-8 (10)

Here are the Top 10 songs for the entire year of 1982:

1PhysicalOlivia Newton-John
2Eye of the TigerSurvivor
3I Love Rock ‘n RollJoan Jett & The Blackhearts
4Ebony and IvoryPaul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
5CenterfoldThe J. Geils Band
6Don’t You Want MeThe Human League
7Jack & DianeJohn Cougar
8Hurts So GoodJohn Cougar
9AbracadabraSteve Miller Band
10Hard to Say I’m SorryChicago
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