80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

HecticArt

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This is my kind of countdown.
There was a little cheese mixed in, but I wouldn't really have changed the station.
28. Sade – Smooth Operator
This will forever be Smooth Escalator to me.

29. Firm – Radioactive
I thought that this was a great song. What a line-up. That Tony Franklin fretless bass is great, and Chris Slade had such a great monster drum sound.
I thought that it was a way for Page to break free from the Zeppelin. I would have liked to have heard more from them.

26. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
One of my favorites. I keep trying to get the band to play it.

24. Power Station – Some Like It Hot
I wish the Power Station would have done more albums too.

14. Animotion – Obsession
This is another one that I love. It's a guilty pleasure song for sure.

Solid countdown. Even Beavis & Butthead are taking the week off!
They can use the break!

40. Cars – Why Cant I Have You
Great song. Don't hear it enough. And the girl doing a back bend in the video is forever burnt into my mind.
:love2:Grrrrrr baby...... Grrrrrrr.
 
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I’ll have to look for the non-lip tracks.
I heard their 2nd album back in the day, but should look for a digital copy. I haven’t heard it since.........
 
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1980

40. Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker
39. Tom Petty/Heartbreakers – Refugee
38. Paul Davis – Do Right
37. Felix Cavaliere – Only A Lonely Heart Sees
36. Kenny Loggins – Keep The Fire
35. Cliff Richard – Carrie
34. Melissa Manchester – Fire In The Morning
33. Pretenders – Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)
32. Gary Numan – Cars
31. Donna Summer – On The Radio
30. Brothers Johnson – Stomp!
29. Journey – Any Way You Want It
28. Utopia – Set Me Free
27. Chuck Mangione – Give It All You Got
26. Kenny Rogers/Kim Carnes – Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
25. Dan Fogelberg – Longer
24. Fleetwood Mac – Think About Me
23. Charlie Dore – Pilot Of The Airwaves
22. Peaches & Herb – I Pledge My Love
21. Tommy James – Three Times In Love
20. Andy Gibb – Desire
19. Whispers – And The Beat Goes On
18. Jimmy Ruffin – Hold On To My Love
17. Linda Ronstadt – How Do I Make You
16. Shalamar – The Second Time Around
15. Dr. Hook – Sexy Eyes
14. Billy Joel – You May Be Right
13. Rupert Holmes – Him
12. Air Supply – Lost In Love
11. Bob Seger – Fire Lake
10. Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
9. Eagles – I Can't Tell You Why
8. Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
7. Billy Preston/Syreeta – With You I'm Born Again
6. Ray, Goodman & Brown – Special Lady
5. Kool & The Gang – Too Hot
4. Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
3. Spinners – Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl
2. Blondie – Call Me
1. Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)
 

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Okay 5
Bad 29

40. Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker

Exact same position this song was in when we heard 2/9/1980 two months ago.

9. Eagles – I Can't Tell You Why



1. Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)

My friend's son and I guessed this correctly. My friend's roommate went with "Coming Up", but I knew right away that's not until summer. I can't say anything though because last summer I picked "Another One Bites The Dust" and that doesn't peak until the end of the year.

#94 RCR "Scandal"

Not bad.

#100 Foreigner "Women"

Lou Gramm's not singing. And whoever is singing, isn't very good.

Won't make the top 40
#47 Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway "Back Together Again"
#48 Korona "Let Me Be"
#52 John Denver "Autograph"
#57 Warren Zevon "A Certain Girl"
#59 Mac Davis "It's Hard To Be Humble"
#60 Bar-Kays "Today Is the Day"
#63 Off Broadway USA "Stay In Time"
#65 Styx "Borrowed Time"
#67 Dionne Warwick "After You"
#71 Captain And Tennille "Love On A Shoestring"
#72 Anne Murray "Lucky Me"
#73 Jennifer Warnes "When The Feeling Comes Around"
#74 Red Rider "White Hot"
#75 Survivor "Somewhere In America"
#76 Neil Diamond "The Good Lord Loves You"
#79 Knack "Can't Put A Price On Love"
#80 Peter McIan "Solitaire"
#84 Beach Boys "Goin' On"
#86 Karla Bonoff "Baby Don't Go"
#87 Nazareth "Holiday"
#88 Shooting Star "You've Got What I Need"
#89 Steve Forbert "Say Goodbye to Little Jo"
#90 Leon Hayward "Don't Push It Don't Force It"
#92 Festival "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"
#94 RCR "Scandal"
#95 Willie Nelson "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
#97 Rush "The Spirit Of Radio"
#98 Leif Garrett "I Was Looking For Someone To Love"
#99 Stevie Wonder "Outside My Window"
#100 Foreigner "Women" (#41 peak!)
 
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40. Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker

Exact same position this song was in when we heard 2/9/1980 two months ago.

9. Eagles – I Can't Tell You Why



1. Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)

My friend's son and I guessed this correctly. My friend's roommate went with "Coming Up", but I knew right away that's not until summer. I can't say anything though because last summer I picked "Another One Bites The Dust" and that doesn't peak until the end of the year.

#94 RCR "Scandal"

Not bad.

#100 Foreigner "Women"

Lou Gramm's not singing. And whoever is singing, isn't very good.

Won't make the top 40
#47 Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway "Back Together Again"
#48 Korona "Let Me Be"
#52 John Denver "Autograph"
#57 Warren Zevon "A Certain Girl"
#59 Mac Davis "It's Hard To Be Humble"
#60 Bar-Kays "Today Is the Day"
#63 Off Broadway USA "Stay In Time"
#65 Styx "Borrowed Time"
#67 Dionne Warwick "After You"
#71 Captain And Tennille "Love On A Shoestring"
#72 Anne Murray "Lucky Me"
#73 Jennifer Warnes "When The Feeling Comes Around"
#74 Red Rider "White Hot"
#75 Survivor "Somewhere In America"
#76 Neil Diamond "The Good Lord Loves You"
#79 Knack "Can't Put A Price On Love"
#80 Peter McIan "Solitaire"
#84 Beach Boys "Goin' On"
#86 Karla Bonoff "Baby Don't Go"
#87 Nazareth "Holiday"
#88 Shooting Star "You've Got What I Need"
#89 Steve Forbert "Say Goodbye to Little Jo"
#90 Leon Hayward "Don't Push It Don't Force It"
#92 Festival "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"
#94 RCR "Scandal"
#95 Willie Nelson "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
#97 Rush "The Spirit Of Radio"
#98 Leif Garrett "I Was Looking For Someone To Love"
#99 Stevie Wonder "Outside My Window"
#100 Foreigner "Women" (#41 peak!)
That's about right. Maybe slightly generous.

#97 Rush "The Spirit Of Radio"
Rush on a countdown! :thumbup:
 
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Won't make the top 40
#59 Mac Davis "It's Hard To Be Humble"
I remember this song. Not surprised it did not make top 40.

Won't make the top 40
#74 Red Rider "White Hot"
Really big in Canada. Bigger than Lunatic Fringe.

Won't make the top 40
#87 Nazareth "Holiday"
#95 Willie Nelson "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
I liked these songs. No surprise.

Won't make the top 40
#97 Rush "The Spirit Of Radio"
Rush not making the to 40 is always a surprise.
 
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Up there maybe, but not down here.

In case you haven't noticed, 'Mericans aint always too bright.
I know they only had the 1 top 40 hit — the afterthought song limelight added to balance side b with side a. But that is a surprise. That isn’t even their best track.


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1989:

40: A SHOULDER TO CRY ON – TOMMY PAGE
39: JUST BECAUSE – ANITA BAKER
38: EVERY LITTLE STEP – BOBBY BROWN
37: ONE - METALLICA
36: BIRTHDAY SUIT – JOHNNY KEMP
35: WIND BENEATH MY WINGS – BETTE MIDLER
34: EVERLASTING LOVE – HOWARD JONES
33: SEVENTEEN - WINGER
32: I WANNA BE THE ONE – STEVIE B
31: ELECTRIC YOUTH – DEBBIE GIBSON
30: SOLDIER OF LOVE – DONNY OSMOND
29: ROCK ON – MICHAEL DAMIAN
28: LOST IN YOUR EYES – DEBBIE GIBSON
27: IKO IKO – THE BELLE STARS
26: CULT OF PERSONALITY – LIVING COLOUR
25: THE LIVING YEARS – MIKE & THE MECHANICS
24: ORINOCO FLOW (SAIL AWAY) - ENYA
23: WALK THE DINOSAUR – WAS (NOT WAS)
22: FOREVER YOUR GIRL – PAULA ABDUL
21: REAL LOVE – JODY WATLEY
20: AFTER ALL – CHER & PETER CETERA
19: THINKING OF YOU – SA-FIRE
18: SINCERELY YOURS – SWEET SENSATION
17: MY HEART CAN’T TELL YOU NO – ROD STEWART
16: ROOM TO MOVE - ANIMOTION
15: ROCKET – DEF LEPPARD
14: SECOND CHANCE – 38 SPECIAL
13: DREAMIN’ – VANESSA WILLIAMS
12: HEAVEN HELP ME – DEON ESTUS
11: I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU – BON JOVI
10: YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE - POISON
9: YOU GOT IT – ROY ORBISON
8: SUPERWOMAN – KARYN WHITE
7: FUNKY COLD MEDINA – TONE LOC
6: STAND – R.E.M.
5: GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE – MILLI VANILLI
4: ETERNAL FLAME – THE BANGLES
3: LIKE A PRAYER - MADONNA
2: THE LOOK - ROXETTE
1: SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY – FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
 

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25: THE LIVING YEARS – MIKE & THE MECHANICS

My friend's old roommate's guess at #1

20: AFTER ALL – CHER & PETER CETERA



4: ETERNAL FLAME – THE BANGLES

My guess at #1

2: THE LOOK - ROXETTE

My friend's son's guess at #1.
For 17 weeks straight, at least one of the three of us had correctly guessed the #1 song. This week, we all missed it.

#49 Carly Simon "Let The River Run"

Won a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award - and I've never heard it before just now. My wife says she sang it with her chorus in high school though.

#71 Edie Brickell & New Bohemians "Circle"
#76 Replacements "I'll Be You"


Love these songs.

#82 Easterhouse "Come Out Fighting"

Sounds like Footloose at first.

#83 Figures On A Beach "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

Terrible cover!

#90 Gina Go-Go "I Can't Face The Fact"

Another Hot 100 artist with no Wikipedia page.

#92 Choirboys "Run To Paradise"

Sounds like the guy from LA Guns singing for Mr Mister. That being said, not bad actually.

Will never reach the top 40:
#49 Carly Simon "Let The River Run"
#53 Pasadenas "Tribute (Right On)"
#54 Steve Winwood "Hearts On Fire"
#55 Dino "24/7"
#64 Robbie Nevil "Somebody Like You"
#67 Peter Schilling "The Different Story"
#68 Fixx "Driven Out"
#69 Simply Red "It's Only Love"
#71 Edie Brickell & New Bohemians "Circle"
#73 Chris Rea "Working On It"
#76 Replacements "I'll Be You"
#78 Information Society "Repetition"
#82 Easterhouse "Come Out Fighting"
#83 Figures On A Beach "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
#85 Inner City "Good Life"
#86 New Edition "Can You Stand The Rain"
#87 Duran Duran "Do You Believe In Shame?"
#88 Escape Club "Walking Through Walls"
#90 Gina Go-Go "I Can't Face The Fact"
#91 Eighth Wonder "Baby Baby"
#92 Choirboys "Run To Paradise"
#93 Sam Brown "Stop"
#94 Melissa Etheridge "Similar Features"
#95 Surface "Closer Than Friends"
 

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40. IT'S MY LIFE - TALK TALK
39. RUNAWAY - BON JOVI
38. COME BACK AND STAY - PAUL YOUNG
37. BORDERLINE - MADONNA
36. TIME AFTER TIME - CYNDI LAUPER
35. RADIO GA-GA - QUEEN
34. HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO - BONNIE TYLER
33. I'LL WAIT - VAN HALEN
32. SISTER CHRISTIAN - NIGHT RANGER
31. NO MORE WORDS - BERLIN
30. DANCING IN THE SHEETS - SHALAMAR
29. SHOW ME - THE PRETENDERS
28. A FINE FINE DAY - TONY CAREY
27. OH SHERRIE - STEVE PERRY
26. BREAKDANCE - IRENE CARA
25. THE LONGEST TIME - BILLY JOEL
24. LEAVE IT - YES
23. LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY - DENIECE WILLIAMS
22. THE AUTHORITY SONG - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
21. I WANT A NEW DRUG - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
20. HEAD OVER HEELS - THE GO-GO'S
19. DON'T ANSWER ME - ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
18. TONIGHT - KOOL & THE GANG
17. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN - CYNDI LAUPER
16. GIRLS - DWIGHT TWILLEY
15. EAT IT - "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC
14. JUMP - VAN HALEN
13. TO ALL THE GIRLS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - WILLIE NELSON & JULIO IGLESIAS
12. ADULT EDUCATION - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
11. YOU MIGHT THINK - THE CARS
10. THEY DON'T KNOW - TRACEY ULLMAN
9. HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN - EURYTHMICS
8. LOVE SOMEBODY - RICK SPRINGFIELD
7. SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME - ROCKWELL
6. AUTOMATIC - POINTER SISTERS
5. MISS ME BLIND - CULTURE CLUB
4. HOLD ME NOW - THOMPSON TWINS
3. HELLO - LIONEL RICHIE
2. FOOTLOOSE - KENNY LOGGINS
1. AGAINST ALL ODDS - PHIL COLLINS