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1982 Music Charts

1982's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Sheena Easton (1981 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented on 1982)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Billy Idol, Aldo Nova, Jeffrey Osbourne, Paul carrack, Pia Zadora, Laura Branigan, Sparks, Bow Wow Wow, Yaz, The Fixx, Bryan Adams, Quarterflash, Dazz Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Asia, Bertie Higgins and Huey Lewis and the News

1982's Retro Pop Top Song List

1. Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John
2. Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne
3. Vally Girl - Frank Zappa with Moon Unit Zappa
4. Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
5. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
6. Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis and the News
7. Genious of Love - Tom Tom Club
8. Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk - Dr. Hook
9. Cool Night - Paul Davis
10. I've Never Been To Me - Charlene (originally released in 1977)
11. Da Da Da (I Don't Love You, You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha) - Trio

1982's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. 867-5309/Jenny Jenny - Tommy Tutone
2. Mickey - Toni Basil
3. I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
4. Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
5. Someday Someway - Marshall Crenshaw
6. I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
7. Nobody - Sylvia
8. You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
9. Pac-Man Fever - Buckner and Garcia
10. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins

1982's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Apache - Sugar Hill Gang
2. Let It Whip - Dazz Band
3. You Dropped A Bomb on Me - Gap Band
4. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force
5. Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang
6. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
7. Early In The Morning - Gap Band
8. Murphy's Law - Cheri
9. Mama Used To Say - Junior
10. Circles - Atlantic Starr

More of 1982's Dance Hits

  The Message - Grand Master Flash
  Call Me - Skyy Line
  Dance Wit Me - Rick James
  Bad Boy/Having A Party - Luther Vandross
  Cool - The Time

1982's Doo Wop Song Top One List

1. Morse Code Of Love - Capris

1982's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
2. 867 5309 -/Jenny - Tommy TuTone
3. We Got The Beat - The Go-Gos
4. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
5. Rock This Town - Stray Cats
6. Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
7. Hot In The City - Billy Idol
8. Shake It Up - The Cars
9. Goodbye To You - Scandal
10. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall and Oates

1982's Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Abacab - Genesis
2. Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
3. Everybody Wants You - Billy Squire
4. Going To A Go-Go - The Rolling Stones
5. Heat of the Moment - Asia
6. Paperlate - Genesis
7. Dancing In The Streets - Van Halen
8. Caught Up In You - 38 Special
9. Man on the Corner - Genesis
10. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - David Bowie

1982's New Wave Top 10 Hit List

1. Don't You Want Me - Human League
2. Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
3. I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls
4. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
5. Fantasy - Aldo Nova
6. Situation - Yaz
7. Beat Surrender - The Jam
8. Words - Missing Persons
9. Love Plus One - Haircut 100
10. Kids In America - Kim Wilde

1982's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten

1. Mickey - Toni Basil
2. We Got The Beat - The Go-Gos
3. I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
4. Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang
5. Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
6. Abracadabra - Steve MIller Band
7. I Want candy - Bow Wow Wow
8. Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work
9. Kids In America - Kim Wilde
10. Murphy's Law - Cheri

PCM's 1982 Top 10 Hit List

1. Apache - Sugarhill Gang
2. I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
3. Mickey - Toni Basil
4. Through The Years - Kenny Rogers
5. Open Arms - Journey
6. 867-5309 (Jenny Jenny) - Tommy TuTone
7. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
8. You Dropped A Bomb On Me - Gap Band
9. Chariots of Fire Title Theme - Vangelis
10. I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Check Out the Full PCM 1982
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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More 1982 Trivia:

1982 Oscars
1982 Grammy Winners
1982 In History


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