80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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40. I GET EXCITED - RICK SPRINGFIELD
39. MICKEY - TONI BASIL
38. YOU KEEP RUNNIN' AWAY - .38 SPECIAL
37. ATHENA - THE WHO
36. SOUTHERN CROSS - CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH
35. SWEET TIME - REO SPEEDWAGON
34. NOBODY - SYLVIA
33. NEW WORLD MAN - RUSH
32. LOVE COMES DOWN - EVELYN KING
31. YOU DROPPED A BOMB ON ME - THE GAP BAND
30. MAKE BELIEVE - TOTO
29. VOYEUR - KIM CARNES
28. YOU DON'T WANT ME ANYMORE - STEEL BREEZE
27. HEARTLIGHT - NEIL DIAMOND
26. THE ONE YOU LOVE - GLENN FREY
25. THINK I'M IN LOVE - EDDIE MONEY
24. JUMP TO IT - ARETHA FRANKLIN
23. DON'T FIGHT IT - KENNY LOGGINS WITH STEVE PERRY
22. BIG FUN - KOOL AND THE GANG
21. GYPSY - FLEETWOOD MAC
20. DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME - JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
19. WHAT'S FOREVER FOR - MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
18. GLORIA - LAURA BRANIGAN
17. UP WHERE WE BELONG - JOE COCKER AND JENNIFER WARNES
16. HOLD ON - SANTANA
15. HURTS SO GOOD - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
14. YOU SHOULD HEAR HOW SHE TALKS ABOUT YOU - MELISSA MANCHESTER
13. BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY - JUICE NEWTON
12. BLUE EYES - ELTON JOHN
11. HEART ATTACK - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
10. I RAN - A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
9. YOU CAN DO MAGIC - AMERICA
8. SOMEBODY'S BABY - JACKSON BROWNE
7. I KEEP FORGETTIN' - MICHAEL MCDONALD
6. EYE OF THE TIGER - SURVIVOR
5. WHO CAN IT BE NOW - MEN AT WORK
4. EYE IN THE SKY - ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
3. HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY - CHICAGO
2. ABRACADABRA - THE STEVE MILLER BAND
1. JACK AND DIANE - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
 

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33. NEW WORLD MAN - RUSH
I find the story told about this song to be fascinating. They were done the album and needed an extra filler song to balance out side B vs A particularly for the cassette. They whipped this song together in 1 day. It is their ONLY top 40 song (hard to believe given all the better songs they have done). A song that wasn't really supposed to be is their only top 40. Had this been 20 years later, it wouldn't have been done at all because nobody would care about side A & B.
 

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I find the story told about this song to be fascinating. They were done the album and needed an extra filler song to balance out side B vs A particularly for the cassette. They whipped this song together in 1 day. It is their ONLY top 40 song (hard to believe given all the better songs they have done). A song that wasn't really supposed to be is their only top 40. Had this been 20 years later, it wouldn't have been done at all because nobody would care about side A & B.
The Top 40 is dead to me.
 

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26. THE ONE YOU LOVE - GLENN FREY

Sax is as annoying as Careless Whisper. Maybe worse.



19. WHAT'S FOREVER FOR - MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY



17. UP WHERE WE BELONG - JOE COCKER AND JENNIFER WARNES

My friend's son, his roommate and I all picked Jack & Diane as our guess for #1. To break the tie, the son picked this one.

5. WHO CAN IT BE NOW - MEN AT WORK

This was my tiebreaker.

2. ABRACADABRA - THE STEVE MILLER BAND

This was the roommate's tiebreaker. He wins.

#64 Paul McCartney "Tug Of War"
#79 Missing Persons "Destination Unknown"
#83 Eddie Money "Shakin'"
#94 Huey Lewis & The News "Workin' For A Livin'"
#96 Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"


Hard to believe these didn't make the top 40

#84 Sheena Easton "Machinery"

Wow. If there could be an early 80s polar opposite to "Morning Train", I think this is it. Musically, it's a poor attempt to mimic Devo.

Will never reach the top 40
#42 Don Henley "Johnny Can't Read"
#52 Motels "Take The L"
#58 Stevie Wonder "Ribbon In The Sky"
#59 Donna Summer "State Of Independence"
#63 Go-Gos "Get Up And Go"
#64 Paul McCartney "Tug Of War"
#69 Bill Medley "Right Here And Now"
#70 Timothy B. Schmit "So Much In Love"
#71 Karla Bonoff "Please Be The One"
#74 Cliff Richard "The Only Way Out"
#76 Yaz "Situation"
#77 Bobby Caldwell "All Of My Love"
#79 Missing Persons "Destination Unknown"
#80 Bad Company "Electricland"
#81 Cheap Trick "She's Tight"
#83 Eddie Money "Shakin'"
#84 Sheena Easton "Machinery"
#86 Robert Plant "Burning Down One Side"
#87 Alabama "Close Enough To Perfect"
#92 Time "777-9311"
#94 Huey Lewis & The News "Workin' For A Livin'"
#96 Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
#98 Billy Preston "I'm Never Gonna Say Goodbye"
#99 Dolly Parton "I Will Always Love You"
#100 Steve Winwood "Still In The Game"
 

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#42 Don Henley "Johnny Can't Read"
#83 Eddie Money "Shakin'"
#96 Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
These ones surprised me.

Don Henley did get a lot of airplay in Canada with Johnny Can't Read. Looking it up, it didn't even make hot 100 in Canada. Maybe it was liked by the PD of the local radio station I was listening to in Saskatchewan at the time. Still one of my favourites of his.
 
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40. Bruce Hornsby/The Range – The Way It Is
39. Triumph – Somebody’s Out There
38. Miami Sound Machine – Words Get In The Way
37. Lionel Richie - Love Will Conquer All
36. Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling
35. Nu Shooz – Point Of No Return
34. Billy Ocean – Love Zone
33. Ric Ocasek – Emotion In Motion
32. Aretha Franklin – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
31. Corey Heart – I Am By Your Side
30. Peter Cetera/Amy Grant – The Next Time I Fall
29. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
28. Toto – I’ll Be Over You
27. Van Halen – Love Walks In
26. Run DMC – Walk This Way
25. Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – The Rain
24. Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
23. New Edition – Earth Angel
22. Cameo – Word Up
21. Journey – Girl Can’t Help It
20. Madonna – True Blue
19. Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight
18. Eurythmics – Missionary Man
17. Daryl Hall - Dreamtime
16. Carl Anderson/Gloria Loring – Friends & Lovers
15. Boston – Amanda
14. Human League – Human
13. Huey Lewis & The News – Stuck With You
12. Loverboy – Heaven In Your Eyes
11. Anita Baker – Sweet Love
10. Billy Joel – A Matter Of Trust
9. Lisa Lisa/Cult Jam With Full Force – All Cried Out
8. Robert Palmer – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
7. Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone
6. Stacey Q – Two Of Hearts
5. Don Johnson - Heartbeat
4. Genesis – Throwing It All Away
3. Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
2. Tina Turner – Typical Male
1. Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You
 

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Good 7
Okay 8
Bad 25

Poor for an '84 countdown.

40: THE LAST TIME I MADE LOVE – JOYCE KENNEDY & JEFFREY OSBORNE

Don't like the song, but whatta voice!

39: (WHAT) IN THE NAME OF LOVE – NAKED EYES

First album great. This one, no.

32: WAKE ME BEFORE YOU GO-GO - WHAM!

My friend's son picked this one as his guess for #1.

29: FLESH FOR FANTASY - BILLY IDOL
#73 Krokus "Midnite Maniac"
#90 Ratt "Wanted Man"


Had these albums on vinyl back then.

6: HARD HABIT TO BREAK - CHICAGO



2: I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU – STEVIE WONDER

My pick for #1.

1: LET’S GO CRAZY – PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION

My friend's old roommate's pick for #1.

Will never reach the to 40
#44 Thompson Twins "You Take Me Up"
#51 Maria Vidal "Body Rock"
#52 Everly Brothers "On The Wings Of A Nightingale"
#55 Barbra Streisand "Left In The Dark"
#57 Honeymoon Suite "New Girl Now"
#58 Ralph MacDonald/Bill Withers "In The Name Of Love"
#61 Matthew Wilder "Bouncing Off The Wall"
#66 Jefferson Starship "Layin' It On The Line"
#70 Glenn Frey "The Allnighter"
#73 Krokus "Midnite Maniac"
#74 Steve Miller Band "Shangri-La"
#76 Janey Street "Say Hello To Ronnie"
#79 SOS Band "Just The Way You Like It"
#80 Freddie Mercury "Love Kills"
#82 Peabo Bryson "Slow Dancin'"
#83 Rikki Lee Jones "The Real End"
#84 Vanity "Pretty Mess"
#85 Stephen Stills "Stranger"
#86 Wang Chung "Don't Be My Enemy"
#89 Evelyn Thomas "High Energy"
#90 Ratt "Wanted Man"
#92 Mtume "You, Me And He"
#93 Go Go's "Yes Or No"
#95 Neil Diamond "Turn Around"
#96 Teddy Pendergrass & Whitney Houston "Hold Me"
#100 A Flock Of Seagulls "The More You Live, The More You Love"