Top 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 - October 23 1982

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Evelyn King - Love Come Down 17
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy 7
Laura Branigan - Gloria 6
Flock of Seagulls - I Ran So Far Away 5
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky 4
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' 4
Chicago - Hard to Say I'm Sorry 1
Men at Work - Who Can It Be Now 1
Kenny Loggins and Steve Perry - Don't Fight It 1
The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra 1
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger 1
Kool & The Gang - Big Fun 1
Michael Martin Murphey - What's Forever For 0
Glen Frey - The One You Love 0
Santana - Hold On 0
Neil Diamond - Heartlight 0
Juice Newton - Break It To Me Gently 0
America - You Can Do Magic 0
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby 0
Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack 0
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong 0
John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack and Diane 0


Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Friday, 16 July 2021 20:58 (two weeks ago) link

this was really close until i read the last option

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 16 July 2021 21:05 (two weeks ago) link

all other songs cower before the majesty of "love come down"

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 16 July 2021 21:05 (two weeks ago) link

otm

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 July 2021 21:51 (two weeks ago) link

Equivalent UK chart for same week. Beatles I understand, 20th anniversary, but not sure why The Animals are back.

1 Culture Club Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
2 Kid Creole & The Coconuts Annie I'm Not Your Daddy
3 Kids From 'Fame' Starmaker
4 Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance
5 Tears For Fears Mad World
6 Beatles Love Me Do
7 Spandau Ballet Lifeline
8 Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie
9 Barry Manilow I Wanna Do It With You
10 Chicago Hard To Say I'm Sorry
11 Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker
12 Fat Larry's Band Zoom
13 Kool & The Gang Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin')
14 Shakin' Stevens I'll Be Satisfied
15 Ultravox Reap The Wild Wind
16 Bauhaus Ziggy Stardust
17 Melba Moore Love's Comin' At Ya
18 Animals House Of The Rising Sun
19 Pinkees Danger Games
20 Status Quo Caroline (Live At The NEC)
21 Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang
22 Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners Jackie Wilson Said

Dan Worsley, Friday, 16 July 2021 22:11 (two weeks ago) link

the first two cassettes i ever bought are featured on this billboard list

mookieproof, Friday, 16 July 2021 22:13 (two weeks ago) link

ALL
THE
WAY
DOWN

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 16 July 2021 22:38 (two weeks ago) link

The Kool & the Gang and Michael Martin Murphey are forgotten by time.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 16 July 2021 22:39 (two weeks ago) link

Throwing Abracadabra a vote because it's the most weirdly horny Steve Miller song

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 16 July 2021 22:46 (two weeks ago) link

I do like this Kool & the Gang second-gear tune.

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Friday, 16 July 2021 22:47 (two weeks ago) link

Champagne all the way

brimstead, Friday, 16 July 2021 23:35 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, kinda no point listing the top 21

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Friday, 16 July 2021 23:37 (two weeks ago) link

gypsy

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 17 July 2021 00:28 (two weeks ago) link

Didn't read past "Eye in the Sky"

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Saturday, 17 July 2021 00:37 (two weeks ago) link

Cool Evelyn Champagne King poll.

peace, man, Saturday, 17 July 2021 00:39 (two weeks ago) link

weirdly, Evelyn’s “Love Come Down” didn’t chart in the Netherlands, but the song went top 5 the next year in a reggae version by Barry Biggs (whose splendid "Wide Awake in a Dream" I only discovered last week):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcc8utVwkfo

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 08:43 (two weeks ago) link

It was Laura Branigan until I saw Evelyn King.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 17 July 2021 08:47 (two weeks ago) link

also, there’s no “Love Come Down” without Kashif, who wrote it. please feast yourself to “I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)", his first hit as a solo artist, a year after LCD. best rewrite ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSOUNeiTkiE

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 08:48 (two weeks ago) link

weirdly, Evelyn’s “Love Come Down” didn’t chart in the Netherlands

It peaked at 44 in Canada, apparently. I don't think I know it.

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Saturday, 17 July 2021 11:56 (two weeks ago) link

I discovered “I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)" when Kashif died. Wonderful.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 July 2021 13:13 (two weeks ago) link

I'm familiar with 16 of these; Fleetwood Mac is the only one I actually love. As requested:

TOP 5
Gypsy
You Can Do Magic
Hold On
Eye in the Sky
Heart Attack

BOTTOM 5
Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Up Where We Belong
The One You Love
Heartlight
Eye of the Tiger

"Hold On" was a big hit in Canada due to being an Ian Thomas cover (thus eligible for Canadian content airplay). America's follow-up to "You Can Do Magic", "Right Before Your Eyes", was also an Ian Thomas cover.
I think I prefer “I Just Gotta Have You" to this Evelyn King song.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 17 July 2021 13:23 (two weeks ago) link

my fav song from that kashif album is "help yourself to my love"

dyl, Saturday, 17 July 2021 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

oooh that one is very good. 80s me would have died and gone to heaven had he heard it

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 16:25 (two weeks ago) link

i guess since we're talking about kashif here is my favorite non-"love come down" kashif jam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSDHpYW_eFo

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Saturday, 17 July 2021 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

oh yes - that’s George Benson • Inside Love (So Personal)

keep ‘em coming (down)!

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 16:45 (two weeks ago) link

...or maybe here? Kashif tributes

c+p’d the current convo there

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 16:56 (two weeks ago) link

How I ranked the #22 songs in this period.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 17 July 2021 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

clear winner from that list: Stephanie Mills – What’cha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ - but that’s 1979

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 17:04 (two weeks ago) link

Top Eight:
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
Laura Branigan - Gloria
Evelyn King - Love Come Down
The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
Flock of Seagulls - I Ran So Far Away
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Kool & The Gang - Big Fun
John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack and Diane
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy

Bottom Five:
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
Juice Newton - Break It To Me Gently
Neil Diamond - Heartlight

First Time Listens:
Santana - Hold On
Michael Martin Murphey - What's Forever For
Glen Frey - The One You Love

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 17 July 2021 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

thread needs more I Keep Forgettin' love

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 17 July 2021 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

agree

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

Bottom Five:
Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack


in the immortal words of Matthew Saison (9 months ago): Stop it with your messiah complex you have no right to dislike Olivia Newton John’s music!!

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 July 2021 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

Sorry? not a fan.

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 17 July 2021 18:15 (two weeks ago) link

I'm with Sunder, I was obsessed with "Eye In The Sky" when it came out. Still dig it mightily.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 17 July 2021 20:44 (two weeks ago) link

I was thinking I might vote Eye in the Sky, I Keep Forgettin', or Love Come Down, but I thought about it some more, and this is definitely "I Ran"

eisimpleir (crüt), Saturday, 17 July 2021 22:03 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 22 July 2021 00:01 (one week ago) link

Was this purposely pushed to 22 because forks knew it would win?

billstevejim, Saturday, 24 July 2021 23:07 (one week ago) link

22 is the new 77

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 25 July 2021 00:58 (six days ago) link


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