80s0n8 Big 40 Countdown Schedule

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1983

    40. WELCOME TO HEARTLIGHT - KENNY LOGGINS
    39. I DON'T CARE ANYMORE - PHIL COLLINS
    38. IT MIGHT BE YOU - STEPHEN BISHOP
    37. YOU AND I - EDDIE RABBITT AND CRYSTAL GAYLE
    36. WHIRLY GIRL - OXO
    35. ALLENTOWN - BILLY JOEL
    34. I LIKE IT - DEBARGE
    33. SOLITAIRE - LAURA BRANIGAN
    32. DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK
    31. BABY, COME TO ME - PATTI AUSTIN & JAMES INGRAM
    30. LIES - THE THOMPSON TWINS
    29. MAKE LOVE STAY - DAN FOGELBERG
    28. I WON'T HOLD YOU BACK – TOTO
    27. EVEN NOW - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    26. SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE - THOMAS DOLBY
    25. POISON ARROW - ABC
    24. LITTLE RED CORVETTE - PRINCE
    23. BREAKING US IN TWO - JOE JACKSON
    22. STRAY CAT STRUT - THE STRAY CATS
    21. CHANGE OF HEART - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
    20. LITTLE TOO LATE - PAT BENATAR
    19. ALL RIGHT - CHRISTOPHER CROSS
    18. I'VE GOT A ROCK 'N' ROLL HEART - ERIC CLAPTON
    17. FALL IN LOVE WITH ME - EARTH, WIND & FIRE
    16. SHAME ON THE MOON - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
    15. DER KOMMISSAR - AFTER THE FIRE
    14. BEAT IT - MICHAEL JACKSON
    13. I KNOW THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON - FRIDA
    12. JEOPARDY - THE GREG KINH BAND
    11. COME ON EILEEN - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
    10. TWILIGHT ZONE - GOLDEN EARRING
    9. ONE ON ONE - DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
    8. SEPARATE WAYS - JOURNEY
    7. MR. ROBOTO - STYX
    6. WE'VE GOT TONIGHT - KENNY ROGERS AND SHEENA EASTON
    5. BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG - THE PRETENDERS
    4. YOU ARE - LIONEL RICHIE
    3. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN
    2. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - CULTURE CLUB
    1. BILLIE JEAN - MICHAEL JACKSON
     
  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

  3. IdRatherBeSkiing

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  4. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 20
    Okay 7
    Bad 13

    38. IT MIGHT BE YOU - STEPHEN BISHOP

    Guilty pleasure (not a big one, once or twice a decade is fine).

    34. I LIKE IT - DEBARGE

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    15. DER KOMMISSAR - AFTER THE FIRE

    I did the band bio on genius.com on these guys a little while ago. Interesting fact: this song became a huge hit almost immediately after the band called it quits. Record company tried to get them back together to capitalize on its success but they said 'no way'.

    #64 System "You Are in My System"

    Covered by Robert Palmer later that year. He only took it to #78, which really surprises me. Thought it was much bigger than that.

    #74 Patti Austin "Every Home Should Have One"

    Released 1981. Charted in 1982. Charted again in 1983?

    Won't reach the top 40
    #42 Felony "The Fanatic"
    #47 Mac McAnally "Minimum Love"
    #49 Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"
    #50 Clash "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
    #51 Gap Band "Outstanding"
    #52 John Anderson "Swingin'"
    #60 Melissa Manchester "Nice Girls"
    #61 Robert Hazard "Escalator Of Life"
    #62 Berlin "Sex (I'm A)"
    #64 System "You Are in My System"
    #65 Sammy Hagar "Never Give Up"
    #66 Adam Ant "Desperate But Not Serious"
    #67 Yaz "Only You"
    #68 Pointer Sisters "If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady"
    #70 Missing Persons "Walking in LA"
    #71 Wall Of Voodoo "Mexican Radio"
    #72 Oak Ridge Boys "American Made"
    #73 Robbie Patton "Smiling Islands"
    #74 Patti Austin "Every Home Should Have One"
    #75 Lou Rawls "Wind Beneath My Wings"
    #76 Jeffrey Osborne "Eenie Meenie"
    #80 Tony Carey "I Won't Be Home Tonight"
    #85 Modern English "I Melt With You"
    #86 Ric Ocasek "Something To Grab For"
    #87 Scandal "Love's Got A Line On You"
    #88 Heaven 17 "Let Me Go"
    #89 Saga "Wind Him Up"
    #90 U2 "New Year's Day"
    #91 Le Roux "Carrie's Gone"
    #94 Weather Girls "It's Raining Men"
    #96 Janet Jackson "Come Give Your Love to Me"
    #99 J Geils Band "Land of a Thousand Dances"
     
  5. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Some pretty good songs there that never made the top 40!

    Crazy to think that "I Melt with You" wasn't a bigger chart hit.
     
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  6. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    These surprise me.

    We had a discussion about this one before. I think they must have done a 1983 countdown with this in the bottom 60 before.
     
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  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Surprised.
    I always liked this tune.
    Shocked.
    Surprised.
    Really shocked.
    Thought it would have made to top 40.
    Really surprised.
     
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  8. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    I Melt With You reached #78 in May 1983. A new version of the song got to #76 in August 1990. It -- or should I say "they" -- is one of several songs that were not big hits but get played two or three times a day on classic-hits stations.

    See also: At Last, Moondance, 409, If IFell, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, David Bowie's Changes and the Isley Brothers' Shout.
     
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  9. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    I think a lot of these 'never made the top 40 songs' were on MTV in heavy rotation, but MTV's influence over the charts was just starting to happen.

    That's my theory.

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  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    A couple more thoughs about the 1983 countdown.

    I think I heard the original AT40 from this week from when XM carried the AT40. The reason I remember is I remember Kasey saying that all the top 11 songs did not change positions. Marc Goodman made a simular comment about the top 10 (but I confirmed with Billboard that Dexy's Midnight Runners (guilty pleasure) @ #11 also did not move).

    Also Alan's comment about MJ's Billie Jean not really putting MTV on the map was way off. That video made MTV what it was to become. The only reason we are listening to them now on SXM is because of that video.
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    1981

    40. ME WITHOUT YOU - ANDY GIBB
    39. MR. SANDMAN - EMMYLOU HARRIS
    38. WATCHING THE WHEELS - JOHN LENNON
    37. THE PARTY'S OVER - JOURNEY
    36. TURN ME LOOSE - LOVERBOY
    35. I MISSED AGAIN - PHIL COLLINS
    34. SUKIYAKI - A TASTE OF HONEY
    33. BETTE DAVIS EYES - KIM CARNES
    32. I LOVE YOU - CLIMAX BLUES BAND
    31. HOW 'BOUT US - CHAMPAIGN
    30. CELEBRATION - KOOL & THE GANG
    29. IT'S A LOVE THING - THE WHISPERS
    28. YOU BETTER YOU BET - THE WHO
    27. SWEETHEART - FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS
    26. TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS - STYX
    25. TIME OUT OF MIND - STEELY DAN
    24. TAKE IT ON THE RUN - REO SPEEDWAGON
    23. AIN'T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT - JOHN COUGAR
    22. JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME - APRIL WINE
    21. LIVING INSIDE MYSELF - GINO VANELLI
    20. THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - ABBA
    19. DON'T STOP THE MUSIC - YARBROUGH & PEOPLES
    18. WHAT KIND OF FOOL - BARBRA STREISAND & BARRY GIBB
    17. SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN' - TERRI GIBBS
    16. NINE TO FIVE - DOLLY PARTON
    15. HER TOWN TOO - JAMES TAYLOR & J.D. SOUTHER
    14. BEING WITH YOU - SMOKEY ROBINSON
    13. HELLO AGAIN - NEIL DIAMOND
    12. ANGEL OF THE MORNING - JUICE NEWTON
    11. I CAN'T STAND IT - ERIC CLAPTON
    10. DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME - THE POLICE
    9. KEEP ON LOVING YOU - REO SPEEDWAGON
    8. WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE - STEVE WINWOOD
    7. CRYING - DON MCLEAN
    6. MORNING TRAIN - SHEENA EASTON
    5. JUST THE TWO OF US - GROVER WASHINGTON, JR & BILL WITHERS
    4. WOMAN - JOHN LENNON
    3. THE BEST OF TIMES - STYX
    2. RAPTURE - BLONDIE
    1. KISS ON MY LIST - HALL & OATES
     
  12. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    Good 7
    Okay 9
    Bad 24

    Three years ago, talking about the following week in 1981, I said these songs are unbearably bad:

    37. MISTER SANDMAN - EMMYLOU HARRIS
    34. THE PARTY'S OVER - JOURNEY
    30. SUKIYAKI - A TASTE OF HONEY
    23. SWEETHEART - FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS
    21. JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME - APRIL WINE
    20. AIN'T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT - JOHN COUGAR
    15. CRYING - DON MCLEAN
    13. SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN' - TERRI GIBBS
    12. HER TOWN TOO - JAMES TAYLOR & J.D. SOUTHER
    9. THE BEST OF TIMES - STYX
    6. RAPTURE - BLONDIE


    My opinion stands. Emmylou gets the Beavis pic.

    I'd like to add these to the above list:

    40. ME WITHOUT YOU - ANDY GIBB
    18. WHAT KIND OF FOOL - BARBRA STREISAND & BARRY GIBB


    #64 Yoko Ono "Walking On This Ice"

    Disko Yoko. Not her worst, but still pretty bad.

    #84 Gap Band "Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)"

    Sounds just like "Dropped A Bomb", minus the repeating descending whistle sound effect.

    #88 Bill Medley "Don't Know Much"

    Later a big hit by Rondstadt/Neville. This version of course lacks Neville's wacky vibrato-falsetto, but it still sucks.

    #89 Leon Redbone "Seduced"

    WTF? Like, really - WTF?

    #96 TS Monk "Bon Bon Vie"

    So THIS is where the intro to "Warm It Up Kris" came from.

    #97 Heart "Unchained Melody"

    Great voice at first, but no. Please please stop screaming at the end. Frankly, I'm embarrassed FOR HER in a few spots.

    Won't make the top 40
    #45 Barry Manilow "Lonely Together"
    #55 Rush "Limelight"
    #56 Phoebe Snow "Games"
    #57 Fools "Running Scared"
    #59 Melissa Manchester/Peabo Bryson "Lovers After All"
    #62 Tierra "Memories"
    #64 Yoko Ono "Walking On This Ice"
    #65 Hawks "Right Away"
    #68 Michael Stanley Band "Lover"
    #69 Lenny LeBlanc "Somebody Send My Baby Home"
    #70 Delbert McClinton "Shotgun Rider"
    #72 Dolly Parton "But You Know I Love You"
    #75 Sherbs "I Have The Skill"
    #77 Garland Jeffreys "96 Tears"
    #78 Abba "Super Trouper"
    #79 Rod Stewart "Somebody Special"
    #80 Shot In The Dark "Playing With Lightning"
    #83 Dr Hook "That Didn't Hurt Too Bad"
    #84 Gap Band "Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)"
    #85 Diana Ross "One More Chance"
    #86 Stevie Wonder "Lately"
    #88 Bill Medley "Don't Know Much"
    #89 Leon Redbone "Seduced"
    #90 Sister Sledge "All American Girls"
    #92 Badfinger "Hold On"
    #93 Dan Hartman "Heaven In Your Arms"
    #95 Jimmy Buffett "It's My Job"
    #96 TS Monk "Bon Bon Vie"
    #97 Heart "Unchained Melody"
     
  13. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    My first "Live" album was "Captured"

    This song was at the end of the album. I thought it was a great album and rocked out to it. I didn't think this song was that bad back in 1982.

    Years later I bought the album on CD. When I listened to it (1990 or so), I heard just how bad the quality of the recording was. Just horrible.

    I realized "The Party's Over" was really a bad song. Like something they recorded just to throw on the album to fill the last side of the album.
     
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  14. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I kinda like these.

    I agree that was not a good song by Journey.
     
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  15. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I disagree with you on these. A couple of the others are just not good but certainly bearable particularly comparing to a 1988 or 1989 countdown.

    21. JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME - APRIL WINE
    20. AIN'T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT - JOHN COUGAR
    13. SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN' - TERRI GIBBS
    12. HER TOWN TOO - JAMES TAYLOR & J.D. SOUTHER
    9. THE BEST OF TIMES - STYX
    6. RAPTURE - BLONDIE



    These were pretty good songs.
     
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  16. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    I have a bunch of those songs too. For example, I loved REO back in '81. Now I absolutely can't stand them.

    23. SWEETHEART - FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS
    21. JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME - APRIL WINE
    20. AIN'T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT - JOHN COUGAR
    13. SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN' - TERRI GIBBS

    I think if I'd heard these regularly back in the day, I could have potentially liked them back then? Maybe they would've grown on me. But hearing them for the first time in the 2000s? To quote Daryl Hall ... no can do.

    15. CRYING - DON MCLEAN
    12. HER TOWN TOO - JAMES TAYLOR & J.D. SOUTHER
    9. THE BEST OF TIMES - STYX

    6. RAPTURE - BLONDIE

    I don't think I could like these no matter what the circumstance.

    I will admit I occasionally listen to "Rapture" once in a blue moon, but only in the same way a person can't turn away from a train wreck. Whenever I hear her 'rapping' about the man from Mars eating cars bars and guitars I want to die of SARS.
     
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  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    It made for a good mashup, tho

     
  18. sadchild

    sadchild Dude

    I hate both songs, but that actually works quite well. And any change whatsoever to a Doors song is always an improvement.

    Then there's of course always this:

     
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  19. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    :eek:
     
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  20. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    That rap makes me miss the aliens eating guitars.


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