80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    My friend's son corrected me on New Year's Eve, telling me that "We Are The World" is a 1985 chart-topper.
     
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  2. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    January 5, 1980

    40. FOREVER MINE - THE O'JAYS
    39. I'D RATHER LEAVE WHILE I'M IN LOVE - RITA COOLIDGE
    38. TRAIN, TRAIN - BLACKFOOT
    37. RAPPER'S DELIGHT - SUGARHILL GANG
    36. ROTATION - HERB ALPERT
    35. ROMEO'S TUNE - STEVE FORBERT
    34. HEARTACHE TONIGHT - EAGLES
    33. HALF THE WAY - CRYSTAL GAYLE
    32. POP MUZIK - M
    31. YES, I'M READY - TERI DESARIO WITH K.C.
    30. CHIQUITITA - ABBA
    29. DEJA VU - DIONNE WARWICK
    28. THIRD TIME LUCKY - FOGHAT
    27. DAMNED IF I DO - ALAN PARSON PROJECT
    26. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME - SUPERTRAMP
    25. SARA - FLEETWOOD MAC
    24. DON'T LET GO - ISAAC HAYES
    23. WAIT FOR ME - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    22. DON'T DO ME LIKE THAT - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
    21. NO MORE TEARS - BARBRA STREISAND/DONNA SUMMER
    20. YOU'RE ONLY LONELY - J.D. SOUTHER
    19. I WANT YOU TONIGHT - PABLO CRUISE
    18. THIS IS IT - KENNY LOGGINS
    17. I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER - PRINCE
    16. JANE - JEFFERSON STARSHIP
    15. BETTER LOVE NEXT TIME - DR. HOOK
    14. HEAD GAMES - FOREIGNER
    13. THE LONG RUN - EAGLES
    12. CRUISIN' - SMOKEY ROBINSON
    11. COOL CHANGE - LITTLE RIVER BAND
    10. WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE - CLIFF RICHARD
    9. LADIES NIGHT - KOOL AND THE GANG
    8. COWARD OF THE COUNTY - KENNY ROGERS
    7. STILL - THE COMMODORES
    6. BABE - STYX
    5. DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME - THE CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE
    4. SEND ONE YOUR LOVE - STEVIE WONDER
    3. ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON
    2. ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG) - RUPERT HOLMES
    1. PLEASE DON'T GO - K.C. AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
     
  3. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    A DRC favorite

    35. ROMEO'S TUNE - STEVE FORBERT

    ABBA getting ethnic

    30. CHIQUITITA - ABBA

     
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  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    It’s kind of weird in that it looks like a 1979 countdown. A bonus 1979 I guess.


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  5. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 9
    Ok 5
    Bad 26

    40. FOREVER MINE - THE O'JAYS

    When a maaaaaaaaan loves a woman...

    38. TRAIN, TRAIN - BLACKFOOT

    My son starting singing "I got a little change in my pocket goin' jing-a ling-a liiIIiing" over this one.

    37. RAPPER'S DELIGHT - SUGARHILL GANG

    Only on this week's and next week's top 40's. Drops to #95 on 1/19.

    35. ROMEO'S TUNE - STEVE FORBERT

    Agreed! A personal classic here too.

    29. DEJA VU - DIONNE WARWICK

    I'm experiencing deja vu hearing it... for the first time in what feels like a million years.

    23. WAIT FOR ME - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES

    I know the live version better, because that's what they put on 'Rock And Soul Part 1'. So the studio version sounds foreign to me.

    21. NO MORE TEARS - BARBRA STREISAND/DONNA SUMMER

    Disco Babs!

    11. COOL CHANGE - LITTLE RIVER BAND

    Wow haven't heard this in a long long time!

    5. DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME - THE CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE

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    2. ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG) - RUPERT HOLMES

    Never cared much for this song until one day I actually listened to the lyrics. Now I think it's pretty good.

    #60 Inmates "Dirty Water"

    "Ohhhhh London you're my home!" ... ??

    Will never make the top 40
    #47 Suzi Quatro "She's In Love With You" (#41 peak!)
    #49 Mistress "Mistrusted Love"
    #50 Robert John "Lonely Eyes" (#41 peak!)
    #52 Joyce Cobb "Dig The Gold (#42 peak!)
    #55 Flying Lizards "Money"
    #57 Bar-Kays "Move Your Boogie Body"
    #60 Inmates "Dirty Water"
    #61 Dann Rogers "Look Like Love Again" (#41 peak!)
    #63 Pleasure "Glide"
    #68 Peter Brown "Stargazer"
    #70 Leif Garrett "Memorize Your Number"
    #71 Earth Wind & Fire "Star"
    #72 Robert Palmer "Can We Still Be Friends"
    #75 Bonnie Raitt "You're Gonna Get What's Coming"
    #76 Rod Stewart "I Don't Want To Talk About It"
    #78 Dollar "Shooting Star"
    #79 Jennifer Warnes "Don't Make Me Over"
    #80 Jimmy Buffett "Volcano"
    #81 Gamma "I'm Alive"
    #83 Molly Hatchet "Flirtin' With Disaster" (#41 peak!)
    #85 Bobby Vinton "Make Believe It's Your First Time"
    #86 Mike Pinera "Goodnight My Love"
    #89 Switch "I Call Your Name"
    #90 Cugini "Let Me Sleep Alone"
    #92 Lobo "Holdin' On For Dear Love"
    #93 Tavares "Bad Times"
    #94 Rainbow "Since You Been Gone"
    #100 Police "Message In A Bottle"


    Songs that were on the top 40 the last week of 1979, but dropped below this week, so we'll never hear them on the VJ 40 (last week's position):
    #29 Barry Manilow "Ships"
    #33 John Cougar "I Need A Lover"
    #37 Anne Murray "Broken Hearted Me"
    #39 Richie Furay "I Still Have Dreams"


    Songs that made the top 40 earlier than the last week of 1979, so we'll never hear these either (this week's position):
    #84 Buggles "Video Killed The Radio Star"
    #95 Kermit (Jim Henson) "Rainbow Connection"
    #99 Fleetwood Mac "Tusk"


    Songs that will fall out of the top 40 next week, so this is the only VJ 40 we'll ever hear them on (next week's position):
    #47 Alan Parsons Project "Damned If I Do"
    #59 M "Pop Muzik"
    #85 Crystal Gale "Half The Way"
    #99 Eagles "Heartache Tonight" (...as Nina would say, 'dropping a WHOPPING 65 spots!')
     
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  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    @sadchild regarding escape .. the lyrics are the song.


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  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Rappers Delight and Train Train next to each other is awesome.

    I'm shocked the Message in a Bottle didn't make the top 40.
     
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  8. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    @IdRatherBeSkiing Originally I only really listened to the hook of Escape the first zillion times I heard it, and it sounded like a generic pick-up line song. Eventually I really listened to the verses and thought, even though it's a bit silly for a husband and wife to chuckle when they discover they've responded to each others' personal ad to cheat on one other (in reality it would be a blame-game shit-show), it was actually a fun story to listen to.

    @HecticArt Agreed!

    It was The Police’s first #1 song in the UK, Ireland and Spain and reached the top 5 in six other countries, but only reached #74 in the US.
     
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  9. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Escape seems like it was written by a divorce lawyer trying to drum up business.
     
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  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    His second hit Him was also about cheating. Me thinks somebody had some relationship issues while writing the songs.


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  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Or he realized that there was money to be made from people that think about cheating.
     
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  12. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    His 3rd hit was about people playing phone tag with an answering machine and professing their love but being cutoff. I remember listening to the AT40 countdown and Kasey explaining what an answering machine was. Pretty funny.


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  13. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    LOL @ everything above re: Holmes.

    TIL his actual name is David Goldstein. After browsing a half-dozen bios, none of them explain why the heck he changed his name to Rupert. For me, that's the second worst first name I can think of - with Englebert taking the prize. In fact, he takes the prize for worst first AND last name.

    re: Answering Machines, I remember circa 1981 when my step-father building an answering machine from a kit and we recording that first outgoing message. We were the first people we knew to own one. It sat next to our Radio Shack TRS-80 computer (nicknamed 'the Trash-80'), which you used a cassette player to load software from. Took longer to load the game than to beat it. </nostalgia-detour>
     
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  14. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    These songs are all very familiar. I realized none of them were top 10 but I would have thought top 40 for all of them.

    And was it just me or were there much more than usual number of hits this week on top 100 that would never make top 40?

    Also a little quirk of the chart, Escape was the #1 song last week (last week of 1979). It fell to #2 this week but would return next week for 1 more week making it also the 2nd #1 song of 1980. KC was a 1 week wonder and the first #1. A lot of people think Escape was both the last of 1979 and also the first of 1980.
     
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  15. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

  16. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    For me personally, I only know four of the songs listed under 'wont make the top 40' (at least that's how many I recognize by artist/title).

    As for why there are so many 'never make its', in the past I haven't always listed every song that didn't make the top 40. I usually just put the ones that at least I recognize the artist. For example, if I see something like "Yolandi and Yodelers", I may just skip over it. On this countdown, I had extra time that day and decided to post all of them, especially since I figured they are all songs from the 70s technically - it being the first week of 1980 - so we may never see those artist names again here in the 80s thread.

    However, Billboard's site is clunky and loaded with mistakes (and bad links and missing links and and and...), so there could be some that aren't correct?
     
  17. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    1982/01/09

    40: WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND - LOVERBOY
    39: HEART LIKE A WHEEL - THE STEVE MILLER BAND
    38: MY GIRL - CHILLIWACK
    37: MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US - SNEAKER
    36: CASTLES IN THE AIR - DON McLAIN
    35: LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONIGHT - RICK SPRINGFIELD
    34: HERE I AM - AIR SUPPLY
    33: EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC - THE POLICE
    32: SWEET DREAMS - AIR SUPPLY
    31: OH NO - THE COMMODORES
    30: TAKE IT EASY ON ME - THE LITTLE RIVER BAND
    29: UNDER PRESSURE - QUEEN AND DAVID BOWIE
    28: YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME - SHEENA EASTON
    27: OUR LIPS ARE SEALED - THE GO-GO'S
    26: SHE'S GOT A WAY - BILLY JOEL
    25: STEAL THE NIGHT - STEVIE WOODS
    24: COME GO WITH ME - THE BEACH BOYS
    23: LEADER OF THE BAND - DAN FOGELBERG
    22: I WOULDN'T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD - RONNIE MILSAP
    21: SHAKE IT UP - THE CARS
    20: WAITING ON A FRIEND - THE ROLLING STONES
    19: SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT - EDDIE RABBITT
    18: DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' - JOURNEY
    17: TAKE MY HEART - KOOL & THE GANG
    16: COOL NIGHT - PAUL DAVIS
    15: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE - DIANA ROSS
    14: HOOKED ON CLASSICS - ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
    13: THE SWEETEST THING - JUICE NEWTON
    12: COMIN' IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE - BARBARA STREISAND
    11: YESTERDAY'S SONGS - NEIL DIAMOND
    10: TROUBLE - LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
    9: TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND - GEORGE BENSON
    8: CENTERFOLD - J. GEILS BAND
    7: LEATHER AND LACE - STEVIE NICKS AND DON HENLEY
    6: HARDEN MY HEART - QUARTERFLASH
    5: YOUNG TURKS - ROD STEWART
    4: I CAN'T GO FOR THAT - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    3: LET'S GROOVE - EARTH, WIND & FIRE
    2: WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU - FOREIGNER
    1: PHYSICAL - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
     
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  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Same countdown as last year btw.
     
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  19. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 11
    Okay 9
    Bad 20

    Last year I put:
    Good 12
    Ok 5
    Bad 23

    Hard evidence that the more I listen to these songs, the more I can tolerate them.

    I've already commented on most of these songs:

    Once

    Twice

    Three tiiiimes a lady

    So instead, here are some comments on songs from the newly expanded "won't make it" list:

    #46 Billy Squier "My Kinda Lover"
    #55 Bob Seger "Feel Like A Number (Live)"


    Woulda thought these would make the top 40.

    #48 Greg Lake "Let Me Love You Once"

    Horrible. But I love "I Believe In Father Xmas" and played it a lot last month, like I do every year. There are a some great covers out there of it by Vertical Horizon and Joe Merrick. The U2 cover is okay.

    #59 Balance "Falling In Love"

    Barf! The polar opposite of "Breaking Away".

    #65 Steve Carlisle "WKRP In Cincinnati"

    Guilty pleasure. Never really watched the show though.

    #69 Rush "Closer To The Heart"

    I like the live version on A Show Of Hands better than the original.

    #73 John Hall Band "Crazy (Keep On Falling)"

    Is John Hall an alias of Eric Clapton's?

    #74 Kiss "A World Without Heroes"

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    #83 Teddy Pendergrass "You're My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration"

    Who did the pose first? Thriller-era Jacko or Teddy?

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    Songs that won't reach the top 40
    #46 Billy Squier "My Kinda Lover"
    #48 Greg Lake "Let Me Love You Once"
    #50 Al Jarreau "Breakin' Away"
    #54 Jennifer Warnes "Could It Be Love"
    #55 Bob Seger "Feel Like A Number (Live)"
    #58 Henry Paul Band "Keeping Our Love Alive"
    #59 Balance "Falling In Love"
    #64 Carpenters "Those Good Old Dreams"
    #65 Steve Carlisle "WKRP In Cincinnati"
    #69 Rush "Closer To The Heart"
    #71 Patti Auston "Every Home Should Have One"
    #72 Neil Young "Southern Pacific"
    #73 John Hall Band "Crazy (Keep On Falling)"
    #74 Kiss "A World Without Heroes"
    #75 Bill Champlin "Tonight Tonight"
    #78 BeeGees "Living Eyes"
    #79 Irene Cara "Anyone Can See"
    #81 Peabo Bryson "Let The Feeling Flow"
    #83 Teddy Pendergrass "You're My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration"
    #84 Leif Garrett "Runaway Rita"
    #88 Dave Stewart "It's My Party"
    #89 Kano "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)"
    #91 Crystal Gayle "The Woman In Me"
    #92 Kinks "Better Things"
    #97 Kenny Rogers "Blazy Of Glory"
     
  20. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1987

    40. JACOB’S LADDER – HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
    39. THE NEXT TIME I FALL – PETER CETERA WITH AMY GRANT
    38. FOR TONIGHT – NANCY MARTINEZ
    37. STAY THE NIGHT – BENJAMIN ORR
    36. THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT, I GOTTA WEAR SHADES – TIMBUK 3
    35. TO BE A LOVER – BILLY IDOL
    34. TALK TO ME – CHICO DEBARGE
    33. NOBODY’S FOOL - CINDERELLA
    32. YOU GOT IT ALL – THE JETS
    31. STOP TO LOVE – LUTHER VANDROSS
    30. TWO PEOPLE – TINA TURNER
    29. LOVE YOU DOWN – READY FOR THE WORLD
    28. THIS IS THE TIME – BILLY JOEL
    27. BALLERINA GIRL – LIONEL RICHIE
    26. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME – CHICAGO
    25. FALLING IN LOVE (UH-OH) – MIAMI SOUND MACHINE
    24. DON’T GET ME WRONG – THE PRETENDERS
    23. WE’RE READY - BOSTON
    22. LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER – BON JOVI
    21. COMING AROUND AGAIN – CARLY SIMON
    20. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF – THE GEORGIA SATELLITES
    19. ALL I WANTED - KANSAS
    18. STAND BY ME – BEN E. KING
    17. LOVE IS FOREVER – BILLY OCEAN
    16. TOUCH ME (I WANT YOUR BODY) – SAMANTHA FOX
    15. THE WAY IT IS - BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE
    14. WAR – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
    13. CHANGE OF HEART – CYNDI LAUPER
    12. SOMEDAY – GLASS TIGER
    11. VICTORY – KOOL & THE GANG
    10. EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT – WANG CHUNG
    9. IS THIS LOVE - SURVIVOR
    8. LAND OF CONFUSION - GENESIS
    7. OPEN YOUR HEART - MADONNA
    6. CONTROL – JANET JACKSON
    5. AT THIS MOMENT – BILLY VERA & THE BEATERS
    4. WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN – THE BANGLES
    3. NOTORIOUS – DURAN DURAN
    2. C’EST LA VIE – ROBBIE NEVIL
    1. SHAKE YOU DOWN – GREGORY ABBOTT
     
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