Songs from the Year 1982

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This page lists the top songs of 1982 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1982 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1982.

The top ten song artists of 1982 were:

1:Joan Jett & The Blackhearts2:The Human League3:Survivor4:Men At Work5:J Geils Band
6:Hall & Oates7:John Cougar Mellencamp8:Steve Miller Band9:Dexys Midnight Runners10:Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Survivor Eye of the Tiger 1982 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (27 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1982 (25 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1982, US Radio 1 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1982 (22 weeks), Australia 1 of 1982, Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1982, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1982, Springbok 1 - Jul 1982 (21 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Sep 1982, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), ARC 2 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), Holland 2 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), Austria 2 - Sep 1982 (4 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1982, Oscar in 1982 (film 'Rocky III') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1982 (film 'Rocky III') (Nominated), France (SNEP) 3 - Nov 1982 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1982), Sweden (alt) 5 - Aug 1982 (21 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Aug 1982 (31 weeks), US BB 7 of 1982, France 7 - Jan 1983 (1 week), POP 7 of 1982, WABC NY 12 of 1982, Germany 18 - Jan 1983 (5 months), Scrobulate 20 of 80s, Billboard 50th song 21, Brazil 23 of 1982, Italy 23 of 1982, Poland 24 - Jul 1982 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 32 of the 1980s (peak 3, 38 weeks, 873k sales estimated, 1982), Europe 46 of the 1980s (1982), OzNet 82, UKMIX 436, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1982
2 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts I Love Rock 'n' Roll 1982 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1982 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1982, Canada 1 - Jan 1982 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Jun 1982 (21 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1982, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1982, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - May 1982, Springbok 1 - Apr 1982 (19 weeks), Poland 2 - May 1982 (8 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1982), Switzerland 3 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), UK 4 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), ARC 4 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), POP 4 of 1982, US CashBox 5 of 1982, Austria 5 - May 1982 (2 weeks), Germany 6 - Apr 1982 (4 months), France (SNEP) 7 - Jul 1982 (2 months), Australia 7 of 1982, South Africa 7 of 1982, US BB 8 of 1982, WABC NY 9 of 1982, France 10 - Mar 1982 (1 week), nuTsie 20 of 1980s, Brazil 35 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 56, KROQ 71 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 166 of the 1990s (peak 4, 29 weeks, 900k sales estimated, 1982), RIAA 177, Acclaimed 295 (1982), Germany 348 of the 1980s (peak 6 12 weeks), TheQ 463, Rolling Stone 484, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), Party 80 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 The Human League Don't You Want Me 1982 UK 1 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1982 (28 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1982 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1982 (9 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Dec 1981, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1982, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - May 1982, Canada 2 - Feb 1982 (16 weeks), France 2 - Jan 1982 (3 weeks), Springbok 2 - Mar 1982 (13 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1982), Sweden (alt) 3 - Feb 1982 (14 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1982), Holland 5 - Jan 1982 (8 weeks), UK sales 5 of the 1980s (1,430 k in 1981), KROQ 5 of 1982, US CashBox 6 of 1982, ARC 6 of 1982 (peak 1 20 weeks), Germany 6 - Feb 1982 (3 months), US Radio 9 of 1982 (peak 1 15 weeks), nuTsie 9 of 1980s, France (SNEP) 15 - May 1982 (1 month), South Africa 16 of 1982, US BB 21 of 1982, POP 28 of 1982, Italy 33 of 1982, Scrobulate 34 of 80s, Brazil 45 of 1982, Virgin 46, 93 in 2FM list, Japan (Tokyo) 100 - Dec 1995 (1 week), Acclaimed 175 (1981), UKMIX 654, OzNet 741, RYM 18 of 1981, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
4 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder Ebony & Ivory 1982 UK 1 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 1982 (19 weeks), Canada 1 - Apr 1982 (14 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1982 (18 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1982 (5 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - May 1982, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jun 1982, Sweden (alt) 2 - Apr 1982 (21 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), Holland 3 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), Austria 3 - May 1982 (5 weeks), Springbok 3 - May 1982 (13 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1982, Poland 4 - May 1982 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1982), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1982), WABC NY 5 of 1982, France (SNEP) 5 - Jun 1982 (2 months), ARC 7 of 1982 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 7 of 1982 (peak 1 12 weeks), Italy 9 of 1982, Switzerland 10 of 1982, Brazil 12 of 1982, Australia 20 of 1982, Germany 49 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), Billboard 50th song 59, France (InfoDisc) 149 of the 1980s (peak 5, 26 weeks, 377k sales estimated, 1982), RYM 156 of 1982
5 Men At Work Down Under 1982 UK 1 - Jan 1983 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Nov 1982 (24 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1982 (13 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1982 (13 weeks), Poland 1 - Jan 1983 (7 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1983, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1982, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1982, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1981, Holland 2 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1983 (13 weeks), Springbok 2 - Aug 1982 (18 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), ARC 4 of 1983 (peak 1 19 weeks), France 4 - Aug 1982 (3 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1983), Sweden (alt) 6 - Feb 1983 (12 weeks), Belgium 6 - Apr 1982 (8 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1982, US CashBox 8 of 1983, South Africa 8 of 1982, OzNet 8, US Radio 9 of 1983 (peak 1 14 weeks), Germany 10 - Mar 1983 (5 months), POP 16 of 1983, US BB 21 of 1983, Australia 24 of 1982, Europe 36 of the 1980s (1982), KROQ 70 of 1982, Scrobulate 83 of 80s, RYM 96 of 1981
6 J Geils Band Centrefold 1982 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1981 (24 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, WABC NY 1 of 1982, ARC 1 of 1982 (peak 1 21 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1981 (19 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1982, Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 1982, Belgium 2 - Mar 1982 (7 weeks), UK 3 - Feb 1982 (9 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1982, Springbok 3 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1982 (8 weeks), Australia 4 of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), US Radio 5 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), Holland 6 - Feb 1982 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 8 - Mar 1982 (10 weeks), Austria 11 - Apr 1982 (1 week), Germany 21 - Mar 1982 (2 months), US BB 23 of 1982, Brazil 34 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 52, POP 61 of 1982, nuTsie 82 of 1980s, OzNet 401, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), RYM 72 of 1981
7 Dexys Midnight Runners Come On Eileen 1982 UK 1 - Jul 1982 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1983 (23 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1982 (16 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1982, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1982, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1982, Springbok 1 - Oct 1982 (15 weeks), POP 2 of 1983, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1982), Holland 4 - Aug 1982 (11 weeks), US BB 5 of 1983, France 5 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Germany 5 - Jan 1983 (4 months), Austria 9 - Nov 1982 (2 weeks), UK sales 10 of the 1980s (1,200 k in 1982), US CashBox 12 of 1983, Australia 12 of 1982, France (SNEP) 13 - May 1983 (1 month), Scrobulate 15 of 80s, US Radio 27 of 1983 (peak 1 11 weeks), ARC 38 of 1983 (peak 1 13 weeks), Virgin 85, nuTsie 85 of 1980s, OzNet 117, Germany 244 of the 1980s (peak 6 14 weeks), UKMIX 373, Acclaimed 1040 (1982), RYM 11 of 1982, NY Daily Love list 63, Party 36 of 2007
8 Steve Miller Band Abracadabra 1982 US Billboard 1 - May 1982 (25 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1982 (18 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1982 (11 weeks), Poland 1 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1982, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1982, UK 2 - Jun 1982 (11 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1982, Austria 2 - Aug 1982 (3 weeks), Springbok 2 - Aug 1982 (15 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), Germany 3 - Aug 1982 (4 months), Norway 4 - Jul 1982 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1982), ARC 5 of 1982 (peak 1 19 weeks), Canada 5 - Jun 1982 (13 weeks), Switzerland 9 of 1982, France 10 - Dec 1982 (1 week), Australia 13 of 1982, South Africa 17 of 1982, Holland 18 - Jun 1982 (6 weeks), WABC NY 22 of 1982, US BB 36 of 1982, Brazil 57 of 1982, POP 67 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 70, Italy 95 of 1982, Germany 108 of the 1980s (peak 2 15 weeks), OzNet 544, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), RYM 161 of 1982, Party 249 of 1999
9 Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes Up Where We Belong 1982 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1982 (22 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1982, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1983, Springbok 1 - Mar 1983 (19 weeks), Oscar in 1982 (film 'An Officer & A Gentleman'), Golden Globe in 1982 (film 'An Officer & a Gentleman'), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Sweden (alt) 3 - Dec 1982 (27 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1982 (26 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1983, Australia 5 of 1983, UK 7 - Jan 1983 (14 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Jan 1983 (5 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1982, Germany 9 - Apr 1983 (3 months), Austria 14 - Jan 1983 (1 week), POP 17 of 1982, ARC 21 of 1982 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 25 of 1982 (peak 1 11 weeks), US BB 28 of 1982, WABC NY 28 of 1982, nuTsie 71 of 1980s, AFI 75, RIAA 323, OzNet 536, Acclaimed 2150 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1983)
10 Musical Youth Pass the Dutchie 1982 UK 1 - Sep 1982 (14 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1982 (9 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1982 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1982 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1982 (9 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1983, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1982, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1982, Europe 1 for 1 week - Feb 1983, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Austria 2 - Jan 1983 (3 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1983 (3 months), France (SNEP) 4 - Jan 1983 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), Springbok 7 - Dec 1982 (13 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Dec 1982 (17 weeks), Sweden (alt) 15 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), POP 32 of 1983, US Radio 81 of 1983 (peak 10 6 weeks), US CashBox 89 of 1983, Germany 127 of the 1980s (peak 2 13 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 216 of the 1980s (peak 2, 25 weeks, 785k sales estimated, 1982), Acclaimed 2422 (1982)
11 F R David Words 1982 Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1982 (29 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Sep 1982 (4 months), France 1 - Sep 1982 (5 weeks), Austria 1 - Nov 1982 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1982 (19 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1982, Norway 1 - Nov 1982 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1982 (18 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Germany 1 - Jan 1983 (5 months), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1983, Springbok 1 - Nov 1982 (25 weeks), Europe 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1982, France 1 for 1 week - Oct 1982, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Sep 1982, South Africa 1 of 1983, UK 2 - Mar 1983 (13 weeks), Holland 2 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), Germany 4 of the 1980s (peak 1 21 weeks), Italy 8 of 1982, France (InfoDisc) 50 of the 1980s (peak 2, 26 weeks, 1,000k sales estimated, 1982), US Billboard 62 - Jul 1983 (9 weeks), OzNet 936
12 Chicago Hard to Say I'm Sorry 1982 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1982 (24 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1982 (12 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1982, ARC 3 of 1982 (peak 1 18 weeks), UK 4 - Aug 1982 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1982), Austria 5 - Aug 1982 (5 weeks), Switzerland 5 of 1982, Poland 5 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1982 (peak 1 15 weeks), Germany 6 - Sep 1982 (4 months), Italy 7 of 1982, POP 9 of 1982, France 10 - Jul 1982 (1 week), Australia 10 of 1982, US CashBox 11 of 1982, US BB 12 of 1982, Springbok 14 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), Belgium 15 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), Holland 22 - Aug 1982 (5 weeks), Brazil 22 of 1982, WABC NY 27 of 1982, Scrobulate 47 of soft rock, Germany 360 of the 1980s (peak 6 13 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1982)
13 Toni Basil Mickey 1982 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1982 (26 weeks), US BB 1 of 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1982, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1982, POP 1 of 1982, UK 2 - Feb 1982 (12 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), Springbok 3 - May 1982 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), Australia 6 of 1982, France 8 - Dec 1982 (1 week), KROQ 15 of 1982, US Radio 21 of 1982 (peak 1 11 weeks), ARC 23 of 1982 (peak 1 16 weeks), US CashBox 36 of 1982, OzNet 442, Acclaimed 2483 (1982), RYM 138 of 1982
14 John Cougar Mellencamp Jack & Diane 1982 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1982 (22 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1982 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1982, ASCAP song of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1982), Scrobulate 4 of americana, US CashBox 8 of 1982, US Radio 8 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), US BB 9 of 1982, Springbok 12 - Feb 1983 (6 weeks), ARC 14 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), WABC NY 19 of 1982, UK 25 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), Holland 31 - Nov 1982 (3 weeks), POP 43 of 1982, TheQ 51, OzNet 198, RIAA 287, Acclaimed 1880 (1982), RYM 178 of 1982
15 Hall & Oates Maneater 1982 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1982 (22 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1982 (15 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), Springbok 2 - Feb 1983 (13 weeks), US BB 3 of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1983), Sweden (alt) 5 - Jan 1983 (16 weeks), Belgium 5 - Nov 1982 (8 weeks), UK 6 - Oct 1982 (11 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 1982 (5 weeks), France 7 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Poland 8 - Dec 1982 (7 weeks), ARC 9 of 1982 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 10 of 1982 (peak 1 13 weeks), Holland 17 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), Germany 18 - Jan 1983 (2 months), US CashBox 22 of 1982, Vinyl Surrender 46 (1982), Scrobulate 52 of soft rock, Brazil 54 of 1983, POP 55 of 1982, RYM 151 of 1982
16 Hall & Oates I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) 1982 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1981 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1981, France 1 - Apr 1982 (3 weeks), Canada 2 - Nov 1981 (16 weeks), WABC NY 4 of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1982), UK 8 - Jan 1982 (10 weeks), ARC 8 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - Mar 1982 (4 weeks), US Radio 11 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), Holland 16 - Feb 1982 (5 weeks), Belgium 16 - Feb 1982 (3 weeks), US BB 26 of 1982, US CashBox 32 of 1981, Brazil 40 of 1982, POP 63 of 1982, nuTsie 96 of 1980s, Acclaimed 1633 (1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1982)
17 Trio Da Da Da ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht aha aha aha 1982 Austria 1 - May 1982 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1982 (12 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1982, Springbok 1 - Sep 1982 (18 weeks), France 1 for 1 week - Oct 1982, UK 2 - Jul 1982 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Jun 1982 (21 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Aug 1982 (4 months), Norway 2 - Aug 1982 (13 weeks), Germany 2 - Apr 1982 (5 months), France 3 - Jul 1982 (1 week), Switzerland 3 of 1982, Canada 4 - Nov 1982 (8 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Poland 5 - Aug 1982 (9 weeks), Belgium 5 - May 1982 (14 weeks), South Africa 6 of 1982, Holland 7 - Jun 1982 (7 weeks), Germany 20 of the 1980s (peak 2 20 weeks), Italy 22 of 1982, KROQ 98 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1982), RYM 174 of 1982
18 Toto Rosanna 1982 Grammy in 1982, US Billboard 2 - Apr 1982 (23 weeks), Canada 2 - Apr 1982 (14 weeks), Norway 2 - Dec 1982 (17 weeks), Holland 3 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), Switzerland 3 - May 1982 (10 weeks), Springbok 3 - Jul 1982 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), France 9 - Jun 1982 (1 week), ARC 11 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), UK 12 - Apr 1983 (9 weeks), US Radio 13 of 1982 (peak 2 15 weeks), Poland 14 - Jun 1982 (10 weeks), Austria 15 - Jul 1982 (3 weeks), South Africa 15 of 1982, US CashBox 18 of 1982, Belgium 22 - May 1982 (2 weeks), Italy 30 of 1982, WABC NY 34 of 1982, OzNet 639, RYM 183 of 1983
19 Charlene I've Never Been to Me 1982 UK 1 - May 1982 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1982, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1982, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1982, US Billboard 3 - Mar 1982 (20 weeks), Holland 4 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), Norway 5 - Aug 1982 (9 weeks), Belgium 9 - Jul 1982 (8 weeks), Australia 11 of 1982, US CashBox 29 of 1982, US BB 40 of 1982, US Radio 46 of 1982 (peak 3 9 weeks), ARC 47 of 1982 (peak 3 13 weeks), Brazil 60 of 1982, POP 68 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1982)
20 Laura Branigan Gloria 1982 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Nov 1982, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1983, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1982 (35 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1995), Australia 3 of 1983, UK 6 - Dec 1982 (13 weeks), France 8 - Dec 1982 (1 week), Springbok 9 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), ARC 10 of 1982 (peak 1 19 weeks), US BB 11 of 1982, US Radio 14 of 1982 (peak 2 15 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1982, POP 25 of 1982, US CashBox 26 of 1982
21 Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf 1982 Canada 1 - Jan 1983 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1983, US Billboard 3 - Dec 1982 (22 weeks), Springbok 4 - Sep 1982 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1993), UK 5 - May 1982 (12 weeks), US Radio 17 of 1983 (peak 3 12 weeks), ARC 23 of 1983 (peak 2 16 weeks), Poland 25 - Jul 1982 (3 weeks), US CashBox 26 of 1983, Scrobulate 26 of 80s, KROQ 27 of 1982, nuTsie 88 of 1980s, Acclaimed 752 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), RYM 66 of 1982, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
22 ABC The Look of Love 1982 Canada 1 - Sep 1982 (18 weeks), France 1 - Jul 1982 (4 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1982, UK 4 - May 1982 (14 weeks), Sweden (alt) 8 - Aug 1982 (14 weeks), Scrobulate 9 of 80s, Holland 12 - May 1982 (7 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Sep 1982 (24 weeks), Belgium 19 - Jul 1982 (3 weeks), Poland 26 - Aug 1982 (1 week), POP 45 of 1983, US CashBox 65 of 1982, KROQ 97 of 1982, US Radio 110 of 1982 (peak 18 6 weeks), Acclaimed 594 (1982), OzNet 751, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), RYM 87 of 1982
23 Supertramp It's Raining Again 1982 Canada 1 - Oct 1982 (14 weeks), France 1 for 1 week - Oct 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Dec 1982, Switzerland 2 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1983 (4 months), Holland 6 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), Norway 6 - Dec 1982 (1 week), Springbok 6 - Dec 1982 (12 weeks), France (SNEP) 8 - Nov 1982 (1 month), Austria 8 - Jan 1983 (3 weeks), Belgium 8 - Nov 1982 (7 weeks), Poland 9 - Nov 1982 (9 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), UK 26 - Oct 1982 (12 weeks), Brazil 33 of 1983, US CashBox 51 of 1982, US Radio 78 of 1982 (peak 11 6 weeks), Germany 245 of the 1980s (peak 3 13 weeks), OzNet 778
24 Quarterflash Harden My Heart 1982 France 2 - Feb 1982 (3 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1981 (23 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1993), Record World 5 - 1981, Canada 5 - Oct 1981 (13 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Apr 1982 (5 weeks), WABC NY 6 of 1982, France (SNEP) 6 - Apr 1982 (1 month), Springbok 7 - Apr 1982 (11 weeks), US Radio 15 of 1982 (peak 3 14 weeks), Austria 15 - Mar 1982 (2 weeks), ARC 17 of 1982 (peak 2 16 weeks), Italy 35 of 1982, UK 49 - Feb 1982 (5 weeks), US CashBox 53 of 1981, Brazil 73 of 1982, OzNet 633, RYM 130 of 1981
25 Shakin' Stevens Oh Julie 1982 UK 1 - Jan 1982 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Feb 1982 (23 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 1982 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1982 (12 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1982 (20 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1982, Belgium 2 - Jan 1982 (11 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1982 (17 weeks), Holland 3 - Jan 1982 (10 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1982 (4 months), Switzerland 4 of 1982, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1982), France (SNEP) 12 - Apr 1982 (1 month), South Africa 12 of 1982, Germany 181 of the 1980s (peak 2 14 weeks)
26 Kool & The Gang Get Down On It 1982 Springbok 1 - Mar 1982 (19 weeks), UK 3 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), South Africa 3 of 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1989), Holland 8 - Mar 1982 (8 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Feb 1982 (17 weeks), France 10 - Jan 1982 (1 week), Belgium 13 - Mar 1982 (3 weeks), US BB 16 of 1982, POP 21 of 1982, Japan (Tokyo) 49 - Apr 2004 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 52 of funk, US Radio 73 of 1982 (peak 10 7 weeks), US CashBox 74 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1982)
27 Falco Der Kommissar 1982 France 1 - May 1982 (6 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1982 (5 weeks), Italy 1 of 1982, Italy 1 for 11 weeks - Oct 1982, Germany 1 - Mar 1982 (5 months), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1982, Switzerland 2 - Jan 1982 (10 weeks), Norway 3 - Jul 1982 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Jun 1982 (21 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Dec 1982 (3 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Canada 11 - Dec 1982 (9 weeks), Switzerland 16 of 1982, Holland 18 - Feb 1982 (7 weeks), Belgium 22 - Apr 1982 (2 weeks), Germany 25 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks), KROQ 70 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 214 of the 1980s (peak 3, 35 weeks, 501k sales estimated, 1982), RYM 100 of 1982
28 Kim Wilde Cambodia 1982 Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1981 (23 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Mar 1982 (4 months), France 1 - Jan 1982 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 1 of the 1980s (peak 1, 34 weeks, 1,080k sales estimated, 1982), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1981 (12 weeks), France 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 1982, Holland 2 - Jan 1982 (11 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1982 (4 months), Springbok 2 - Jan 1982 (16 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1981 (14 weeks), Austria 4 - Feb 1982 (4 weeks), Belgium 4 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), UK 12 - Nov 1981 (12 weeks), Switzerland 15 of 1982, South Africa 19 of 1982, Germany 111 of the 1980s (peak 2 16 weeks), RYM 71 of 1981
29 John Cougar Mellencamp Hurt So Good 1982 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1982 (28 weeks), US Radio 2 of 1982 (peak 2 19 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1982), Springbok 5 - Nov 1982 (15 weeks), Canada 9 - May 1982 (13 weeks), WABC NY 10 of 1982, US CashBox 14 of 1982, ARC 16 of 1982 (peak 2 16 weeks), Australia 16 of 1982, US BB 30 of 1982, POP 54 of 1982, Billboard 50th song 83, TheQ 245, OzNet 263, RYM 165 of 1982, Party 220 of 1999
30 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message 1982 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1982), Peel list 2 of 1982, nuTsie 4 of 1980s, Holland 6 - Apr 1983 (7 weeks), France 7 - Aug 1982 (2 weeks), UK 8 - Aug 1982 (9 weeks), Austria 9 - Feb 1983 (2 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Dec 1982 (5 weeks), Acclaimed 16 (1982), 46 in 2FM list, Rolling Stone 51, US Billboard 62 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), POP 74 of 1982, Vinyl Surrender 195 (1982), RIAA 280, RYM 1 of 1982, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
31 Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker 1982 Sweden (alt) 1 - Oct 1982 (21 weeks), Poland 1 - Nov 1982 (10 weeks), UK 2 - Oct 1982 (14 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 1982 (12 weeks), Belgium 3 - Nov 1982 (9 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), Springbok 4 - Dec 1982 (17 weeks), Holland 5 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), France 5 - Oct 1982 (1 week), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1982 (21 weeks), Austria 12 - Dec 1982 (3 weeks), Germany 12 - Jan 1983 (3 months), Australia 18 of 1983, US Radio 72 of 1983 (peak 10 8 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 90 - Jan 1990 (2 weeks), US CashBox 94 of 1982, RYM 194 of 1982
32 Frida I Know There's Something Going On 1982 Switzerland 1 - Sep 1982 (9 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1982 (8 weeks), France 2 - Oct 1982 (1 week), Holland 3 - Aug 1982 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Aug 1982 (19 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1982 (9 weeks), Poland 3 - Sep 1982 (9 weeks), France (SNEP) 5 - Oct 1982 (3 months), Austria 5 - Nov 1982 (2 weeks), Germany 5 - Sep 1982 (3 months), Springbok 5 - Oct 1982 (14 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Nov 1982 (28 weeks), Canada 21 - Nov 1982 (6 weeks), Italy 22 of 1983, UK 43 - Aug 1982 (7 weeks), US Radio 86 of 1983 (peak 13 7 weeks), US CashBox 90 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 264 of the 1980s (peak 4, 23 weeks, 495k sales estimated, 1982), Germany 362 of the 1980s (peak 5 11 weeks), RYM 122 of 1982
33 Willie Nelson Always On My Mind 1982 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1982), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), US Billboard 5 - Mar 1982 (23 weeks), Holland 17 - Jun 1984 (5 weeks), US BB 25 of 1982, POP 27 of 1982, US CashBox 31 of 1982, ARC 32 of 1982 (peak 3 14 weeks), US Radio 37 of 1982 (peak 5 11 weeks), UK 49 - Jul 1982 (3 weeks), Acclaimed 1079 (1982), RYM 182 of 1982, NY Daily Love list 80
34 The Go Gos We Got The Beat 1982 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1982 (19 weeks), KROQ 3 of 1981, Canada 4 - Feb 1982 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1982), US BB 6 of 1982, France 9 - May 1981 (1 week), POP 14 of 1982, US CashBox 15 of 1982, ARC 15 of 1982 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 19 of 1982 (peak 2 12 weeks), WABC NY 29 of 1982, RIAA 279, Acclaimed 1138 (1980), RYM 163 of 1980, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
35 The Clash Rock the Casbah 1982 KROQ 1 of 1982, France 2 - Aug 1982 (2 weeks), POP 7 of 1983, US Billboard 8 - Oct 1982 (23 weeks), Scrobulate 9 of punk, Sweden (alt) 16 - Aug 1982 (2 weeks), Poland 16 - Jul 1991 (8 weeks), Holland 21 - Aug 1982 (5 weeks), Belgium 21 - Jun 1991 (1 week), UK 30 - Jun 1982 (10 weeks), ARC 43 of 1983 (peak 6 15 weeks), US Radio 55 of 1983 (peak 8 9 weeks), nuTsie 55 of 1980s, US CashBox 83 of 1983, Acclaimed 369 (1982), RYM 16 of 1982
36 Lionel Richie Truly 1982 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1982 (17 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1982, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1982), UK 6 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1982, Springbok 9 - Jan 1983 (8 weeks), WABC NY 13 of 1982, US BB 17 of 1982, ARC 25 of 1982 (peak 1 15 weeks), US Radio 26 of 1982 (peak 1 10 weeks), POP 47 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1982)
37 Vangelis Chariots of Fire 1982 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1981 (27 weeks), Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), Springbok 3 - Aug 1981 (12 weeks), Poland 8 - May 1982 (12 weeks), US CashBox 10 of 1982, Belgium 11 - May 1982 (3 weeks), UK 12 - May 1981 (17 weeks), Holland 12 - Apr 1982 (6 weeks), US Radio 18 of 1982 (peak 1 13 weeks), ARC 19 of 1982 (peak 1 15 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1982, WABC NY 36 of 1982, Scrobulate 38 of soundtrack
38 Imagination Just an Illusion 1982 France 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Jul 1982, UK 2 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Jun 1982 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Jun 1982 (10 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - May 1982 (21 weeks), France 3 - Aug 1982 (2 weeks), Springbok 3 - May 1982 (22 weeks), Norway 5 - Jul 1982 (9 weeks), Austria 6 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), Holland 8 - Apr 1982 (8 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1982, Germany 10 - Jul 1982 (4 months), Belgium 12 - May 1982 (9 weeks), Italy 13 of 1982, Scrobulate 54 of disco, France (InfoDisc) 90 of the 1980s (peak 3, 30 weeks, 1,060k sales estimated, 1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), RYM 163 of 1982
39 Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson The Girl is Mine 1982 Spain 1 for 1 week - Jan 1983, US Billboard 2 - Nov 1982 (17 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 1982 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1983), Springbok 5 - Dec 1982 (14 weeks), UK 8 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 8 - Nov 1982 (4 weeks), Holland 12 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), Poland 12 - Nov 1982 (8 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1982, ARC 20 of 1983 (peak 2 14 weeks), US Radio 23 of 1982 (peak 2 11 weeks), WABC NY 33 of 1982, Brazil 38 of 1983
40 Lindsey Buckingham TROUBLE 1982 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1982, Springbok 1 - Mar 1982 (14 weeks), Record World 8 - 1981, Canada 8 - Oct 1981 (12 weeks), Australia 8 of 1982, US Billboard 9 - Oct 1981 (18 weeks), South Africa 13 of 1982, Austria 20 - Mar 1982 (1 week), Poland 21 - Apr 1982 (1 week), WABC NY 25 of 1982, UK 31 - Jan 1982 (7 weeks), US Radio 56 of 1982 (peak 9 9 weeks), US CashBox 75 of 1981, OzNet 455, RYM 26 of 1981
41 Men At Work Who Can it Be Now? 1982 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1982 (26 weeks), France 4 - May 1982 (4 weeks), Springbok 5 - Nov 1982 (13 weeks), Australia 9 of 1981, ARC 12 of 1982 (peak 1 17 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1982, US Radio 17 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), US BB 18 of 1982, POP 20 of 1982, KROQ 36 of 1982, WABC NY 39 of 1982, UK 45 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), Italy 46 of 1983, RYM 172 of 1981
42 A Flock of Seagulls I Ran (So Far Away) 1982 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1982, KROQ 2 of 1982, France 3 - Jul 1982 (1 week), Canada 7 - Jun 1982 (9 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1982 (22 weeks), Australia 15 of 1982, US BB 35 of 1982, UK 43 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 65 of new wave, US Radio 69 of 1982 (peak 9 6 weeks), US CashBox 89 of 1982, Vinyl Surrender 152 (1982), OzNet 478, RYM 8 of 1982
43 Journey Open Arms 1982 Record World 1 - 1982, US Billboard 2 - Jan 1982 (18 weeks), Canada 2 - Jan 1982 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), POP 5 of 1982, US Radio 16 of 1982 (peak 2 11 weeks), ARC 20 of 1982 (peak 1 14 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1982, WABC NY 26 of 1982, US BB 34 of 1982, Party 162 of 2007
44 Yazoo Don't Go 1982 France 1 - Oct 1982 (2 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), France 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1982, Holland 2 - Aug 1982 (10 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), UK 3 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Nov 1982 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 5 - Sep 1982 (19 weeks), Germany 5 - Sep 1982 (4 months), Austria 7 - Nov 1982 (3 weeks), Springbok 9 - Dec 1982 (16 weeks), Poland 12 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), Germany 223 of the 1980s (peak 4 17 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 231 of the 1980s (peak 3, 21 weeks, 515k sales estimated, 1982), Acclaimed 2199 (1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1982), RYM 42 of 1982
45 The Alan Parsons Project Eye in the Sky 1982 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1982, US Billboard 3 - Jul 1982 (25 weeks), France 3 - Aug 1982 (2 weeks), Canada 6 - Jul 1982 (16 weeks), Scrobulate 6 of soft rock, Brazil 15 of 1982, US Radio 22 of 1982 (peak 3 13 weeks), ARC 24 of 1982 (peak 2 16 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1982, WABC NY 40 of 1982, Italy 45 of 1982, RYM 190 of 1982
46 The Stray Cats Rock This Town 1982 Canada 2 - Nov 1982 (13 weeks), Holland 3 - Feb 1981 (9 weeks), Belgium 3 - Feb 1981 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 3 of rockabilly, KROQ 6 of 1982, UK 9 - Feb 1981 (8 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Sep 1982 (20 weeks), Norway 10 - Apr 1981 (3 weeks), France (SNEP) 13 - Jul 1981 (1 month), POP 16 of 1982, US BB 20 of 1982, US Radio 60 of 1982 (peak 9 7 weeks), US CashBox 72 of 1982, RYM 123 of 1981, Party 155 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
47 Don Henley Dirty Laundry 1982 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Nov 1982, Canada 2 - Oct 1982 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Mar 1983 (17 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1982 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1983), Austria 12 - Mar 1983 (3 weeks), US Radio 24 of 1982 (peak 3 11 weeks), ARC 28 of 1983 (peak 3 13 weeks), US CashBox 34 of 1982, UK 59 - Feb 1983 (4 weeks), TheQ 393, RYM 173 of 1982
48 Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes 1982 UK 1 - May 1982 (11 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1982, Canada 3 - Dec 1982 (14 weeks), France 4 - Jun 1982 (1 week), Germany 7 - Jul 1982 (3 months), Holland 8 - Jun 1982 (6 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Nov 1982 (20 weeks), Belgium 19 - Jul 1982 (5 weeks), Poland 22 - Jul 1982 (4 weeks), KROQ 25 of 1982, US CashBox 80 of 1983, US Radio 82 of 1983 (peak 12 7 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), RYM 155 of 1982
49 Richard Sanderson Reality 1982 France (SNEP) 1 - Feb 1981 (4 months), Austria 1 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1982 (18 weeks), Italy 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1982, Germany 1 - Jan 1987 (5 months), France 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1981, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1987, Italy 3 of 1982, Belgium 11 - Mar 1981 (6 weeks), Brazil 47 of 1981, France (InfoDisc) 60 of the 1980s (peak 1, 20 weeks, 1,225k sales estimated, 1980), Germany 117 of the 1980s (peak 1 12 weeks)
50 The Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut 1982 US Billboard 3 - Dec 1982 (18 weeks), Canada 5 - Jan 1983 (12 weeks), Scrobulate 5 of rockabilly, France 10 - Jul 1981 (1 week), UK 11 - Apr 1981 (10 weeks), Holland 13 - May 1981 (7 weeks), Belgium 21 - May 1981 (7 weeks), US BB 24 of 1983, US CashBox 25 of 1983, US Radio 39 of 1983 (peak 3 8 weeks), ARC 41 of 1983 (peak 2 14 weeks), KROQ 53 of 1982, POP 58 of 1983, RYM 94 of 1982
51 J Geils Band Freeze-Frame 1982 Canada 1 - Feb 1982 (13 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1982 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1982), Holland 5 - Jun 1982 (7 weeks), Belgium 6 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks), Poland 11 - Apr 1982 (2 weeks), UK 27 - Apr 1982 (7 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1982, WABC NY 30 of 1982, US Radio 32 of 1982 (peak 4 10 weeks), ARC 43 of 1982 (peak 4 13 weeks), RYM 106 of 1982
52 Asia Heat of the Moment 1982 Canada 1 - Mar 1982 (13 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jul 1982 (10 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Apr 1982 (18 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jul 1982 (17 weeks), Poland 6 - May 1982 (12 weeks), Germany 10 - Jul 1982 (3 months), Holland 34 - May 1982 (3 weeks), US Radio 35 of 1982 (peak 4 11 weeks), ARC 42 of 1982 (peak 3 12 weeks), US CashBox 43 of 1982, UK 46 - Jul 1982 (5 weeks), Italy 89 of 1982, TheQ 328, RYM 53 of 1982
53 David Bowie Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 1982 Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1982 (38 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1982 (26 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1982, Golden Globe in 1982 (film 'Cat People') (Nominated), France 3 - May 1982 (2 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks), Canada 9 - Apr 1982 (12 weeks), Poland 19 - Jun 1982 (7 weeks), UK 26 - Apr 1982 (6 weeks), KROQ 57 of 1982, US Billboard 67 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), RYM 32 of 1983
54 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc) 1982 Holland 1 - Feb 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), Germany 1 - Apr 1982 (7 months), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1982, Austria 2 - Apr 1982 (3 weeks), Germany 3 of the 1980s (peak 1 25 weeks), UK 4 - Jan 1982 (10 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1982 (16 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Switzerland 6 of 1982, Springbok 19 - Sep 1982 (2 weeks), Europe 45 of the 1980s (1981), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1982), RYM 17 of 1982
55 Joe Jackson Steppin' Out 1982 Grammy in 1982 (Nominated), Canada 3 - Oct 1982 (11 weeks), UK 6 - Jan 1983 (9 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Aug 1982 (26 weeks), France 10 - Jan 1983 (1 week), US CashBox 32 of 1982, US BB 37 of 1982, ARC 40 of 1982 (peak 3 13 weeks), US Radio 41 of 1982 (peak 6 9 weeks), POP 70 of 1982, KROQ 103 of 1982, RYM 21 of 1982
56 The Human League Mirror Man 1982 Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Feb 1983, UK 2 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), Canada 4 - Dec 1982 (15 weeks), Poland 6 - Nov 1982 (9 weeks), France 9 - Jan 1983 (1 week), Belgium 15 - Dec 1982 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 19 - Jan 1983 (4 weeks), Springbok 19 - Apr 1983 (3 weeks), Holland 26 - Dec 1982 (4 weeks), US Billboard 30 - Oct 1983 (12 weeks), OzNet 517, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), RYM 147 of 1982
57 Tight Fit The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1982 UK 1 - Jan 1982 (15 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1982 (10 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1982 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1982, Germany 3 - Mar 1982 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), Austria 8 - May 1982 (2 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Apr 1982 (6 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Apr 1982 (2 weeks), Poland 24 - May 1982 (4 weeks), Germany 279 of the 1980s (peak 3 13 weeks), UKMIX 962
58 Imagination Music & Lights 1982 Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1982, France 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1982, Spain 1 for 1 week - Dec 1982, France (SNEP) 2 - Oct 1982 (4 months), France 3 - Sep 1982 (1 week), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1982), UK 5 - Jun 1982 (9 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Norway 9 - Sep 1982 (1 week), Holland 12 - Jul 1982 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 12 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), Belgium 16 - Jul 1982 (8 weeks), Italy 17 of 1982, Germany 26 - Aug 1982 (2 months), France (InfoDisc) 73 of the 1980s (peak 1, 22 weeks, 760k sales estimated, 1982)
59 Tommy Tutone 867-5309 (Jenny Jenny) 1982 Canada 2 - May 1982 (10 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jan 1982 (27 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1991), POP 6 of 1982, ARC 28 of 1982 (peak 3 16 weeks), US Radio 31 of 1982 (peak 4 10 weeks), US BB 33 of 1982, US CashBox 38 of 1982, KROQ 54 of 1982, RYM 132 of 1981
60 Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You 1982 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1974), Holland 2 - Feb 1983 (11 weeks), Belgium 4 - Mar 1983 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 23 of country, US Billboard 53 - Jul 1982 (14 weeks), POP 71 of 1982, DDD 74 of 1974, WXPN 650, Acclaimed 1411 (1974), RYM 162 of 1982, NY Daily Love list 33
61 Olivia Newton-John Heart Attack 1982 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1982 (20 weeks), Springbok 4 - Nov 1982 (12 weeks), Norway 5 - Oct 1982 (4 weeks), Austria 7 - Dec 1982 (3 weeks), France 9 - Sep 1982 (1 week), South Africa 18 of 1983, Poland 25 - Dec 1982 (7 weeks), US Radio 27 of 1982 (peak 3 11 weeks), Belgium 27 - Dec 1982 (1 week), US CashBox 30 of 1982, WABC NY 32 of 1982, ARC 39 of 1982 (peak 2 12 weeks), UK 46 - Oct 1982 (4 weeks)
62 Stevie Wonder That Girl 1982 Record World 3 - 1982, US Billboard 4 - Jan 1982 (18 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1982, Poland 17 - Apr 1982 (3 weeks), US Radio 28 of 1982 (peak 4 9 weeks), Belgium 28 - Feb 1982 (1 week), ARC 34 of 1982 (peak 2 13 weeks), WABC NY 35 of 1982, UK 39 - Jan 1982 (6 weeks), Brazil 80 of 1982
63 Ray Parker Jr The Other Woman 1982 Australia 1 for 1 week - Aug 1982, US Billboard 4 - Mar 1982 (21 weeks), France 6 - May 1982 (2 weeks), Springbok 6 - Jul 1982 (12 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1982, Australia 22 of 1982, US Radio 33 of 1982 (peak 4 10 weeks), ARC 41 of 1982 (peak 3 13 weeks), Brazil 65 of 1982
64 The Pretenders Back On the Chain Gang 1982 US Billboard 5 - Dec 1982 (23 weeks), Canada 5 - Feb 1983 (13 weeks), UK 17 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1983, Holland 30 - Oct 1982 (6 weeks), ARC 42 of 1983 (peak 3 14 weeks), KROQ 43 of 1982, US Radio 51 of 1983 (peak 5 9 weeks), Acclaimed 415 (1982), WXPN 525, OzNet 834, RYM 9 of 1982
65 George Benson Turn Your Love Around 1982 France 1 - Jan 1982 (2 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Oct 1981 (21 weeks), Record World 8 - 1981, WABC NY 11 of 1982, Springbok 14 - Mar 1982 (8 weeks), POP 22 of 1982, UK 29 - Nov 1981 (11 weeks), ARC 31 of 1982 (peak 3 16 weeks), US Radio 40 of 1982 (peak 5 10 weeks), US CashBox 70 of 1981
66 Dire Straits Private Investigations 1982 Holland 1 - Sep 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1982 (8 weeks), UK 2 - Sep 1982 (8 weeks), Poland 2 - Sep 1982 (6 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Oct 1982 (6 weeks), Europe 6 of the 1980s (1982), France 8 - Sep 1982 (1 week), Italy 51 of 1982, Scrobulate 82 of dark, Belgium 92 of all time, OzNet 640, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1982), RYM 50 of 1982
67 The Rolling Stones Going to a Go-Go 1982 Canada 1 - Jun 1982 (11 weeks), Holland 4 - Jun 1982 (7 weeks), Norway 5 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Jul 1982 (5 weeks), Belgium 14 - Jun 1982 (5 weeks), Austria 16 - Jul 1982 (2 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Jun 1982 (5 weeks), KROQ 19 of 1982, US Billboard 25 - Jun 1982 (11 weeks), UK 26 - Jun 1982 (6 weeks), US BB 27 of 1982, POP 53 of 1982
68 The Jam A Town Called Malice 1982 UK 1 - Feb 1982 (12 weeks), Canada 3 - Apr 1982 (10 weeks), France 3 - Apr 1982 (2 weeks), Belgium 4 - Mar 1982 (6 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), Holland 7 - Feb 1982 (8 weeks), KROQ 13 of 1982, Virgin 49, 100 in 2FM list, Acclaimed 487 (1982), RYM 4 of 1982
69 The Cars Shake it Up 1982 Canada 3 - Nov 1981 (11 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Nov 1981 (21 weeks), Record World 4 - 1981, France 10 - Feb 1982 (4 weeks), WABC NY 15 of 1982, ARC 22 of 1982 (peak 2 16 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1982, US Radio 29 of 1982 (peak 4 11 weeks), KROQ 64 of 1982, RYM 106 of 1981
70 Donna Summer Love is in Control (Finger On the Trigger) 1982 Spain 1 for 1 week - Oct 1982, Norway 3 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Aug 1982 (7 weeks), Holland 6 - Jul 1982 (9 weeks), Springbok 7 - Sep 1982 (12 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Jun 1982 (18 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), Belgium 14 - Jul 1982 (9 weeks), UK 18 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), Poland 28 - Jul 1982 (2 weeks), US Radio 63 of 1982 (peak 10 8 weeks), US CashBox 69 of 1982, Italy 71 of 1982
71 Duran Duran Rio 1982 Canada 3 - Apr 1983 (12 weeks), France 8 - Nov 1982 (1 week), UK 9 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Apr 1983 (13 weeks), POP 50 of 1983, Scrobulate 57 of 80s, US CashBox 94 of 1983, KROQ 100 of 1982, US Radio 106 of 1983 (peak 14 4 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 156 (1982), RYM 49 of 1982
72 Queen Body Language 1982 Canada 1 - May 1982 (14 weeks), Poland 3 - May 1982 (11 weeks), Holland 6 - Apr 1982 (7 weeks), Norway 6 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 10 - May 1982 (6 weeks), US Billboard 11 - May 1982 (14 weeks), Austria 15 - Jun 1982 (2 weeks), Belgium 20 - May 1982 (4 weeks), UK 25 - May 1982 (6 weeks), US CashBox 71 of 1982, Italy 86 of 1982, US Radio 89 of 1982 (peak 11 4 weeks)
73 Jon & Vangelis I'll Find My Way Home 1982 Switzerland 1 - Mar 1982 (14 weeks), Poland 1 - Apr 1982 (6 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1982, Belgium 3 - Jan 1982 (11 weeks), Holland 4 - Jan 1982 (10 weeks), UK 6 - Dec 1981 (13 weeks), Germany 7 - Feb 1982 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 9 - May 1982 (11 weeks), US Billboard 51 - May 1982 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 97 of vocal, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1982)
74 Stevie Nicks Leather & Lace 1982 US Billboard 6 - Oct 1981 (18 weeks), WABC NY 8 of 1982, Record World 10 - 1981, Canada 12 - Nov 1981 (11 weeks), ARC 27 of 1982 (peak 4 15 weeks), US BB 31 of 1982, US Radio 36 of 1982 (peak 6 11 weeks), POP 69 of 1982, US CashBox 88 of 1981
75 Bucks Fizz The Land of Make Believe 1982 UK 1 - Nov 1981 (16 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1982 (9 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1982 (9 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1982, Germany 2 - Feb 1982 (3 months), France 3 - Dec 1981 (3 weeks), Austria 9 - Mar 1982 (3 weeks), Germany 275 of the 1980s (peak 3 11 weeks)
76 Boystown Gang Can't Take My Eyes Off You 1982 Holland 1 - May 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1982 (10 weeks), Spain 1 for 1 week - Nov 1982, France (SNEP) 3 - Aug 1982 (4 months), UK 4 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), France 9 - Aug 1982 (1 week), Japan (Tokyo) 13 - Mar 2004 (9 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 118 of the 1980s (peak 2, 26 weeks, 758k sales estimated, 1982), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1982)
77 Elton John Blue Eyes 1982 Springbok 7 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), UK 8 - Mar 1982 (10 weeks), Belgium 8 - May 1982 (6 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Jun 1982 (5 weeks), Holland 10 - Mar 1982 (9 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Jul 1982 (18 weeks), Poland 13 - Jun 1982 (6 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1982, Italy 40 of 1982, US CashBox 59 of 1982, US Radio 82 of 1982 (peak 12 5 weeks)
78 Fleetwood Mac Hold Me 1982 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1982 (17 weeks), Belgium 4 - Jul 1982 (6 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1982 (1 week), Poland 11 - Jul 1982 (7 weeks), WABC NY 14 of 1982, ARC 18 of 1982 (peak 1 15 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1982, US Radio 20 of 1982 (peak 4 11 weeks), Holland 20 - Jun 1982 (10 weeks), UK 94 - Mar 1989 (1 week), RYM 177 of 1982
79 Afrika Bambaataa Planet Rock 1982 France 1 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1982), nuTsie 14 of 1980s, POP 24 of 1982, US Billboard 48 - Jul 1982 (11 weeks), UK 53 - Aug 1982 (3 weeks), Acclaimed 231 (1982), Rolling Stone 237, RYM 25 of 1982, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
80 PhD I Won't Let You Down 1982 Holland 1 - Jan 1982 (10 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1982 (8 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1982 (10 weeks), UK 3 - Apr 1982 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 5 - Mar 1982 (4 months), Springbok 6 - Jul 1982 (13 weeks), Italy 15 of 1982, Germany 16 - Apr 1982 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 17 of the 1980s (peak 4, 39 weeks, 875k sales estimated, 1982), Switzerland 17 of 1982, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1982)
81 Buckner & Garcia Pac-man Fever 1982 France 2 - Apr 1982 (2 weeks), Record World 3 - 1981, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1982), US Billboard 9 - Jan 1982 (19 weeks), US CashBox 47 of 1982, Brazil 64 of 1982, US Radio 67 of 1982 (peak 9 7 weeks)
82 The Go Gos Vacation 1982 US Billboard 8 - Jul 1982 (14 weeks), KROQ 8 of 1982, France 10 - Aug 1982 (1 week), Sweden (alt) 18 - Aug 1982 (2 weeks), US BB 24 of 1982, Poland 28 - Aug 1982 (1 week), Belgium 30 - Sep 1982 (1 week), US CashBox 39 of 1982, US Radio 58 of 1982 (peak 8 7 weeks), POP 64 of 1982, RYM 171 of 1982
83 Rick Springfield Don't Talk To Strangers 1982 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1982 (21 weeks), Canada 3 - Mar 1982 (11 weeks), US Radio 12 of 1982 (peak 2 14 weeks), ARC 13 of 1982 (peak 2 16 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1982, Springbok 19 - Aug 1982 (2 weeks), WABC NY 20 of 1982, Poland 25 - Apr 1982 (2 weeks)
84 Elton John Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) 1982 Canada 10 - Apr 1982 (9 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Mar 1982 (17 weeks), Poland 14 - May 1982 (6 weeks), Brazil 39 of 1982, UK 51 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks), POP 62 of 1982, US CashBox 78 of 1982, US Radio 94 of 1982 (peak 13 6 weeks), OzNet 618
85 Talk Talk Talk Talk 1982 France 1 - Jul 1982 (3 weeks), Springbok 1 - Feb 1983 (18 weeks), KROQ 9 of 1982, South Africa 10 of 1983, UK 23 - Apr 1982 (14 weeks), US Billboard 75 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), POP 75 of 1982, RYM 102 of 1982
86 The Stranglers Golden Brown 1982 UK 2 - Jan 1982 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), Holland 8 - Feb 1982 (8 weeks), Belgium 8 - Feb 1982 (7 weeks), France 10 - Feb 1982 (1 week), Poland 13 - May 1982 (6 weeks), Virgin 26, Vinyl Surrender 32 (1981), Scrobulate 78 of soundtrack, OzNet 721, RYM 27 of 1982
87 Spider Murphy Gang Skandal im Sperrbezirk 1982 Austria 1 - Mar 1982 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1982 (11 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1982 (6 months), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Feb 1982, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1982), Holland 5 - May 1982 (8 weeks), Belgium 6 - May 1982 (10 weeks), Germany 7 of the 1980s (peak 1 24 weeks), Switzerland 13 of 1982
88 Roxy Music More Than This 1982 Spain 1 for 1 week - Jul 1982, Norway 2 - May 1982 (21 weeks), UK 6 - Apr 1982 (8 weeks), Switzerland 6 - May 1982 (9 weeks), France 10 - May 1982 (1 week), Belgium 13 - Apr 1982 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 17 - Jun 1982 (2 weeks), Holland 24 - Apr 1982 (4 weeks), Italy 77 of 1982, WXPN 499, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1982), RYM 7 of 1982
89 Hot Chocolate It Started With a Kiss 1982 Belgium 1 - Aug 1982 (8 weeks), Holland 4 - Jul 1982 (9 weeks), UK 5 - Jul 1982 (12 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Sep 1982 (6 weeks), Germany 13 - Aug 1982 (3 months), Austria 18 - Oct 1982 (1 week), Poland 20 - Aug 1982 (4 weeks), Brazil 92 of 1983, UKMIX 973, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1982)
90 Bertie Higgins Key Largo 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), Australia 5 of 1982, US Billboard 8 - Nov 1981 (28 weeks), Springbok 18 - Jun 1982 (3 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1982, ARC 45 of 1982 (peak 7 16 weeks), US Radio 53 of 1982 (peak 8 10 weeks), UK 60 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks)
91 U2 I Will Follow 1982 France 8 - Aug 1980 (1 week), Holland 12 - Sep 1982 (6 weeks), Belgium 21 - Oct 1982 (2 weeks), POP 21 of 1984, KROQ 21 of 1981, UK 78 - Jul 2011 (1 week), US Billboard 81 - Jan 1984 (5 weeks), Belgium 158 of all time, WXPN 535, Acclaimed 585 (1980), RYM 33 of 1981
92 Haircut 100 Love Plus One 1982 UK 3 - Jan 1982 (12 weeks), France 3 - Apr 1982 (2 weeks), Canada 4 - May 1982 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1982), KROQ 26 of 1982, US Billboard 37 - May 1982 (17 weeks), POP 57 of 1982, OzNet 901, RYM 85 of 1982
93 Abba The Day Before You Came 1982 France 1 - Nov 1982 (4 weeks), Holland 3 - Oct 1982 (7 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Nov 1982 (11 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1982 (9 weeks), Poland 4 - Nov 1982 (10 weeks), Norway 5 - Nov 1982 (5 weeks), Germany 8 - Jan 1983 (3 months), Austria 16 - Jan 1983 (2 weeks), UK 32 - Oct 1982 (6 weeks), Europe 75 of the 1980s (1982), RYM 22 of 1982
94 Al Bano & Romina Power Felicita 1982 France 1 - Mar 1982 (3 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Mar 1982, France (SNEP) 2 - May 1982 (4 months), Switzerland 3 - Feb 1982 (7 weeks), Belgium 4 - Apr 1982 (8 weeks), Germany 6 - Mar 1982 (5 months), Holland 10 - Mar 1982 (7 weeks), Austria 11 - May 1982 (7 weeks), Italy 12 of 1982, Germany 228 of the 1980s (peak 6 17 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 239 of the 1980s (peak 10, 30 weeks, 743k sales estimated, 1982)
95 Andy Borg Adios Amor 1982 Austria 1 - Jul 1982 (9 weeks), Germany 1 - Jun 1982 (7 months), Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1982, Switzerland 2 - Aug 1982 (12 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1982 (10 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Germany 8 of the 1980s (peak 1 28 weeks), Switzerland 11 of 1982, Holland 17 - Oct 1982 (6 weeks)
96 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Crimson & Clover 1982 Canada 4 - May 1982 (11 weeks), US Billboard 7 - May 1982 (15 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Jun 1982 (6 weeks), Austria 12 - Jul 1982 (1 week), Belgium 14 - Jun 1982 (10 weeks), Holland 27 - Jul 1982 (4 weeks), Germany 30 - Jul 1982 (1 month), US CashBox 46 of 1982, UK 60 - Jul 1982 (3 weeks), US Radio 66 of 1982 (peak 7 6 weeks), RYM 104 of 1982
97 Kenny Rogers Through The Years 1982 US BB 2 of 1982, POP 3 of 1982, Record World 10 - 1981, US Billboard 13 - Dec 1981 (14 weeks), US CashBox 70 of 1982, US Radio 91 of 1982 (peak 13 5 weeks)
98 Donna Summer State of Independence 1982 Holland 1 - Oct 1982 (9 weeks), Belgium 4 - Nov 1982 (5 weeks), Poland 10 - Aug 1982 (6 weeks), POP 13 of 1982, UK 14 - Nov 1982 (15 weeks), US Billboard 41 - Oct 1982 (10 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 72 - Mar 1991 (1 week), RYM 114 of 1982
99 Goombay Dance Band Seven Tears 1982 UK 1 - Feb 1982 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1982, Holland 4 - May 1982 (7 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1982), Belgium 7 - Jun 1982 (8 weeks), Austria 15 - Jul 1981 (1 week), Germany 19 - Jun 1981 (5 months)
100 Kim Wilde View From a Bridge 1982 Switzerland 2 - Apr 1982 (11 weeks), France 3 - May 1982 (2 weeks), Belgium 3 - Apr 1982 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - May 1982 (15 weeks), Holland 5 - Apr 1982 (8 weeks), Germany 8 - Apr 1982 (4 months), Austria 10 - May 1982 (3 weeks), France (SNEP) 11 - Oct 1982 (1 month), Poland 13 - May 1982 (8 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1982, UK 16 - Apr 1982 (7 weeks), RYM 128 of 1982

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11 Apr 2013

SHAKIN' STEVENS

1979 HOT DOG/SHAME. SHAME. SHAME(New Zealand)


28 May 2012

John Schneider - Dreamin'

This is a list of successful songs, not good songs. As a song that peaked at 45 in Billboard and didn't enter any other charts (let alone a chart outside the US) that wouldn't be on the list.


25 Oct 2011

ARC

Please, what is ARC?

If you look at the chart lists page it will tell you. Towards the end of the page there is a list of all the templates we use which links to the charts that populate them.


25 Oct 2011

harumfan

I don't think, that informations about Japanese artist are important. In 1983, Moonlight Shadow was one of Top 20 hits of the year, Africa & Islands in the Stream were bigger hits than Sexual Healing, 2nd biggest hit was Billie Jean, and Always On my Mind was one of Top 40 hits of 1982.

As we mentioned in reply to your other comment there was a mistake in the way the algorithm was calculated for Japanese music of the 1970s and 1980s. We have tried to fix it. We hope the listing is now better (and if you see any other obvious errors we'd be happy to hear about them).

You suggest that "Moonlight Shadow" should be in the top 20 for 1983. But its complete lack of success in the largest music market in the world (the US) makes a global ranking of 26 seem about right to us.

You also claim that "Africa" & "Islands in the Stream" were bigger hits than "Sexual Healing". "Africa" was never certified Platinum in the US, unlike the Marvin Gaye song. "(Sexual) Healing" is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500, unlike "Islands in the Stream", and in the second largest English language music market in the world, the UK, Marvin Gaye peaked at number 4 while Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton only managed number 7.

Various scoring algorithms might order them differently, but again the current ordering does not seem unreasonable to us.

You further suggest that "Billie Jean" was a bigger hit than "Every Breath You Take", by the current metric (2.0) it wasn't (the scores are really close though and any slight change might alter that). The Police song was nominated for both the Grammy and MTV Video awards, and it placed higher in the CashBox chart. Again the current ordering is not bad enough to be clearly wrong.

Finally you question the placing of Willie Nelson's song "Always On my Mind" in position 41 of the 1982 chart. The fact is that the song was a hit, but only in the US, it managed a peak of 17 in Holland and 49 in the UK. All the songs above it were top 10 hits in at least 3 countries. Again we think that the result seems fair.

So we still think that our metric is reasonable for all these cases. However we would encourage you to play with the CSV file to see if there is an alternative that better matches your impression of success. If you find anything interesting, or you can suggest a different approach we would be happy to hear from you.


8 Mar 2011

Willie Nelson - No. 3

I have my last request - Willie Nelson albums were charted in many other countries, some you can find on: http://www.dutchcharts.nl/ and other websites. I can tell You also informations about 2 biggest his hits:

ALWAYS ON MY MIND (1982) No. 5 - Billboard Hot 100 No. 8 - Ireland (3 weeks) No. 10 - RPM Top Singles No. 17 - Netherlands (5 weeks) No. 39 - Kent Music Report (14 weeks) No. 49 - United Kingdom (3 weeks)

& duet with Julio Iglesias TO ALL THE GIRLS I'VE LOVED BEFORE (1984) No. 1 - Belgium in June 1984 No. 1 - RPM Top Singles for 2 weeks No. 2 - New Zealand (14 w.) No. 2 - Spain (17 w.) No. 2 - South Africa (19 w.) No. 3 - Netherlands (11 w.) No. 4 - Kent Music Report (21 w.) No. 4 - Austria (16 w.) No. 5 - Billboard Hot 100 No. 16 - Ireland (6 w.) No. 17 - United Kingdom (12 w.) No. 23 - Switzerland (7 w.) No. 24 - Germany (11 w.) No. 32 - Italy cert.: RIAA - platinum (1992) ++ ++ CRIA - platinum (1984) year-end: 8 of 1984 - South Africa, 8 of 1984 - Austria, 10 of 1984 - Belgium, 12 of 1984 - RPM Top Singles, 19 of 1984 - Spain, 29 of 1984 - Australia, 30 of 1984 - Netherlands, 50 of 1984 - Billboard Hot 100

I will be happy, if you will post these informations on this website... Many thanks in advance, regards, Allan Pour

As we've said we need the sources for complete charts, individual entries cannot be added.

Both "Always On My Mind" and "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" are already listed here in the 1982 and 1984 year lists (and on the "Always On My Mind" and Julio Iglesias pages).

We don't have a seperate page for Willie Nelson's songs because he is not in the 1000 highest scoring song artists (in the 1.10.001 data he's artist number 1531)


8 Mar 2011

Always On My Mind

Good day! Why "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson isn't there? It was very succesfull album that year! U.S. Billboard 200 +- No. 2 (99 weeks) CAN RPM Top Albums +- No. 20 (.. weeks) Dutch Albums Chart +- No. 35 (7 weeks) A Kent Music Report - No. 60 (16 weeks)

certifications: RIAA - 4 x platinum (1994) CRIA - 2 x platinum (1983)

Please, put it there...

There are two different issues here.

First, we can only include complete charts, not individual entries. So, for example, if you can tell us where we can access the full "U.S. Billboard 200" album charts we would be happy to add them to our listing. Of course we can't add Willie Nelson's entries in isolation, that would distort the listings.

As you will see from our list of charts included most of the charts you mention we don't have copies of.

The second point is that even once we've added those entries it is likely that "Always On My Mind" won't be in the top 100 albumbs of 1982. Currently the 99th album of that year is "Time Pieces, The Best Of Eric Clapton", which was 7xPlatinum in the US.

We don't select the "best" albums for this list, they are calculated from the chart positions by an automatic process. On this site no one gets to "vote" (not even us).


19 Jul 2010

Is it yours too

Very nice site!