Billboard #1s for the Week Ending February 13, 1982

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart

Song

Act

Weeks

Hot 100 Centerfold J. Geils Band

2

R & B Call Me Skyy

2

Country Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight Eddie Rabbitt

1

Adult Contemporary Leader of the Band Dan Fogelberg

2

ock I Love Rock ‘N Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

2

Album Freeze-Frame J. Geils Band

2

This week sees another near One Hit Wonder debut on the charts. Greg Guidry had a great pop sensibility and impeccable production values. His hit Goin’ Down was a wonder of 80s pop magic. It entered the Hot 100 at #90 this week in 1982. It eased up the charts, peaking at #17 for three weeks starting May 1. Guidry started singing as a teenager in a band with future Doobie Brother Michael McDonald. He signed a publishing contract and worked as a songwriter (penning minor hits for Exile, Climax Blues Band, and England Dan & John Ford Coley) for five years before recording his own album. Guidry avoided being a true One Hit Wonder by spending two weeks on the charts with a follow-up song. He didn’t release another album until 2000. He died in 2003 in a car fire.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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