Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, December 31st

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for the next few days as we close out the year 2020 and begin 2021, we’ll be going back to one specific year of the 80s per day and showing you the Top 40 songs for that year. Today, we visit 1982. These are the Top 40 songs of 1982 as ranked by Billboard Magazine:

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
11Tainted LoveSoft Cell
12Chariots of FireVangelis
13Harden My HeartQuarterflash
14RosannaToto
15I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)Hall & Oates
16867-5309/JennyTommy Tutone
17Key LargoBertie Higgins
18You Should Hear How She Talks About YouMelissa Manchester
19Waiting for a Girl Like YouForeigner
20Don’t Talk to StrangersRick Springfield
21The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)Juice Newton
22Always on My MindWillie Nelson
23Shake It UpThe Cars
24Let It WhipDazz Band
25We Got the BeatThe Go-Go’s
26The Other WomanRay Parker Jr.
27Turn Your Love AroundGeorge Benson
28Sweet DreamsAir Supply
29Only the LonelyThe Motels
30Who Can It Be Now?Men at Work
31Hold MeFleetwood Mac
32Eye in the SkyThe Alan Parsons Project
33Let’s GrooveEarth, Wind & Fire
34Open ArmsJourney
35Leader of the BandDan Fogelberg
36Leather and LaceStevie Nicks and Don Henley
37Even the Nights Are BetterAir Supply
38I’ve Never Been to MeCharlene
39’65 Love AffairPaul Davis
40Heat of the MomentAsia
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