AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF MARCH 19, 1983

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American Top 40- The 1980’s- Week Of March 19, 1983. Three of the the 80’s and of all time in the Top 40 the same week- “Mr. Roboto” just kidding’ “Billie Jean’ , ‘Back On The Chain Gang’ and ‘Little Red Corvette.’

1 1 BILLIE JEAN –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 2 SHAME ON THE MOON –•– Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-14 (2) C
3 4 DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-16 (3) A
4 5 HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF –•– Duran Duran (Harvest)-13 (4) A
5 6 BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG –•– The Pretenders (Sire)-15 (5) A+
6 7 YOU ARE –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-10 (6) B
7 8 WE’VE GOT TONIGHT –•– Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton (Liberty)-8 (7) C
8 10 SEPARATE WAYS (Worlds Apart) –•– Journey (Columbia)-7 (8) B-
9 11 ONE ON ONE –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-8 (9) B-
10 13 MR. ROBOTO –•– Styx (A&M)-6 (10) F

11 3 STRAY CAT STRUT –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-13 (3) A
12 12 ALL RIGHT –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-9 (12) A-
13 14 TWILIGHT ZONE –•– Golden Earring (21 Records)-17 (13) B
14 20 COME ON EILEEN –•– Dexys Midnight Runners (Mercury)-9 (14) A+
15 16 I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON –•– Frida (Atlantic)-20 (15) A
16 27 JEOPARDY –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-8 (16) A
17 18 FALL IN LOVE WITH ME –•– Earth, Wind & Fire (Columbia)-9 (17) B
18 19 BREAKING US IN TWO –•– Joe Jackson (A&M)-10 (18) A
19 21 I’VE GOT A ROCK N’ ROLL HEART –•– Eric Clapton (Duck)-8 (19) C
20 25 DER KOMMISSAR –•– After The Fire (Epic)-6 (20) B

21 9 BABY, COME TO ME –•– Patti Austin with James Ingram (Qwest)-27 (1) B
22 15 DOWN UNDER –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-20 (1) A
23 17 ALLENTOWN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-17 (17) A
24 44 BEAT IT –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-4 (24) A+
25 29 LITTLE TOO LATE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-7 (25) B
26 22 YOU AND I –•– Eddie Rabbitt with Crystal Gayle (Elektra)-24 (7) C
27 31 POISON ARROW –•– ABC (Mercury)-8 (27) A
28 38 CHANGE OF HEART –•– Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-4 (28) A-
29 34 MAKE LOVE STAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon / Epic)-7 (29) B
30 30 DREAMIN’ IS EASY –•– Steel Breeze (RCA)-10 (30) C

31 32 MY KIND OF LADY –•– Supertramp (A&M)-8 (31) C
32 36 LIES –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-9 (32) A-
33 23 PASS THE DUTCHIE –•– Musical Youth (MCA)-15 (10) B
34 24 YOUR LOVE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY –•– Sammy Hagar (Geffen)-15 (13) B-
35 26 ON THE LOOSE –•– Saga (Portrait)-16 (26) C
36 52 SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE –•– Thomas Dolby (Capitol / Harvest)-5 (36) A
37 54 LITTLE RED CORVETTE –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-4 (37) A+
38 41 WINDS OF CHANGE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-8 (38) C
39 39 BURNING HEART –•– Vandenberg (Atco)-11 (39) C
40 42 SO CLOSE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-7 (40) C

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1980’S- WEEK OF MARCH 19, 1983

  1. This countdown is from the period in my life when I devoutly listened to Casey Kasem count them down every week on my little boom box. There’s a lot of nostalgia in this list.

  2. Pretty solid chart. I’m also a bit amazed how many songs I recognized based on their titles. Don’t ask me about anything that’s in the current charts. Of course, I pretty much don’t care about the current charts, but I still find it remarkable how the times have changed!

    I have to say the original of “Der Kommissar” by Falco was a lot better than that cover by After the Fire.

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