AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 1982

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American Top 40- Week Of December 11, 1982. A number of A+ grades- my Mount Rushmore- Rock The Casbah/ Steppin’ Out/ Shock The Monkey- and- Africa.

1 3 MICKEY –•– Toni Basil (Chrysalis)-15 (1 week at #1) (1) D
2 2 GLORIA –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-23 (2) B
3 4 MANEATER –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-9 (3) B
4 1 TRULY –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-10 (1) B
5 8 THE GIRL IS MINE –•– Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney (Epic)-6 (5) C
6 7 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Joe Jackson (A&M)-17 (6) A+
7 9 DIRTY LAUNDRY –•– Don Henley (Asylum)-7 (7) A+
8 12 SEXUAL HEALING –•– Marvin Gaye (Columbia)-7 (8) A+
9 11 ROCK THIS TOWN –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-13 (9) A-
10 10 MUSCLES –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-11 (10) B+

11 13 IT’S RAINING AGAIN –•– Supertramp (A&M)-7 (11) A
12 6 UP WHERE WE BELONG –•– Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (Island)-17 (1) B
13 14 SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-9 (13) B
14 19 DOWN UNDER –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-6 (14) A
15 17 HEARTBREAKER –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-10 (15) B
16 16 HEART ATTACK –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-15 (3) B-
17 5 HEARTLIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-14 (5) C
18 27 AFRICA –•– Toto (Columbia)-7 (18) A+
19 25 ROCK THE CASBAH –•– The Clash (Epic)-11 (19) A+
20 21 THE LOOK OF LOVE (Part 1) –•– ABC (Mercury)-14 (20) A+

21 24 YOU AND I –•– Eddie Rabbitt with Crystal Gayle (Elektra)-10 (21) C
22 22 LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– Chicago (Full Moon)-12 (22) C
23 23 MISSING YOU –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon / Epic)-10 (23) C
24 28 YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-6 (24) B
25 31 BABY, COME TO ME –•– Patti Austin with James Ingram (Qwest)-13 (25)B
26 26 I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World) –•– Donald Fagen (Warner Brothers)-10 (26)A
27 34 THE OTHER GUY –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-4 (27)C
28 29 BE MY LADY –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-10 (28) D
29 33 HAND TO HOLD ON TO –•– John Cougar (Riva)-6 (29)B
30 32 ON THE WINGS OF LOVE –•– Jeffrey Osborne (A&M)-12 (30)B

31 47 HEART TO HEART –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-3 (31) C
32 38 YOU GOT LUCKY –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-5 (32)A
33 35 EVERYBODY WANTS YOU –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-11 (33) B
34 36 A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS –•– Tavares (RCA)-13 (34)C
35 45 GOODY TWO SHOES –•– Adam Ant (Epic)-5 (35)A
36 37 WHAT ABOUT ME –•– Moving Pictures (Network)-13 (36)C
37 43 I DO –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-4 (37)A
38 40 LET’S GO DANCIN’ (Ooh La, La, La) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7 (38)C
39 39 SHOCK THE MONKEY –•– Peter Gabriel (Geffen)-8 (39)A+
40 51 LOVE IN STORE –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-3 (40) A-

4 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 1982

  1. When Top 40 radio was still worth listening to. “Steppin’ Out” is an all-time favorite, as is “Rock The Casbah” and “Africa.” Oddly, I don’t remember “Shock The Monkey”; I’d probably replace it with “I. G. Y.”

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