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This Day In 80s Music, July 10th

On this day in 1982: The Human League started their second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Don’t You Want Me.” It was the fourth single released off their third studio album ‘Dare.’ It would be ranked the #6 song for the entire year of 1982 by Billboard Magazine on their year-end chart and the #34 song for the entire 80s decade.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1982:

1 1 DON’T YOU WANT ME –•– The Human League (A&M)-19 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ROSANNA –•– Toto (Columbia)-13 (2)
3 5 HURTS SO GOOD –•– John Cougar (Riva)-12 (3)
4 4 HEAT OF THE MOMENT –•– Asia (Geffen)-13 (4)
5 9 EYE OF THE TIGER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-6 (5)
6 7 LET IT WHIP –•– The Dazz Band (Motown)-12 (6)
7 8 LOVE’S BEEN A LITTLE BIT HARD ON ME –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-10 (7)
8 3 EBONY AND IVORY –•– Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder (Columbia)-14 (1)
9 11 TAINTED LOVE –•– Soft Cell (Sire)-26 (9)
10 10 CAUGHT UP IN YOU –•– 38 Special (A&M)-11 (10)

11 13 ONLY THE LONELY –•– The Motels (Capitol)-12 (11)
12 22 HOLD ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-4 (12)
13 16 DO I DO –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (13)
14 15 ANY DAY NOW –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-11 (14)
15 19 ABRACADABRA –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (15)
16 20 KEEP THE FIRE BURNIN’ –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-5 (16)
17 17 PLAY THE GAME TONIGHT –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-10 (17)
18 18 TAKE ME DOWN –•– Alabama (RCA)-8 (18)
19 6 ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Willie Nelson (Columbia)-19 (5)
20 24 STILL THEY RIDE –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (20)

On this day in 1986: Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead went into a five day diabetic coma, resulting in the band withdrawing from their current tour.

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