Billboard #1s for the Week Ending March 27, 1982

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart

Song

Act

Weeks

Hot 100 I Love Rock ‘N Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

2

R & B That Girl Stevie Wonder

6

Country She Left Love All Over Me Razzy Bailey

1

dult Contemporary Key Largo Bertie Higgins

2

Rock Don’t Let Him Know Prism

1

Album Beauty and the Beat The Go-Go’s

4

This week sees another very well-known near One Hit Wonder debut on the Hot 100. Aldo Caporuscio took the name Aldo Nova and recorded his first, eponymous album in 1981. It was a Top 10 success and contained his only two Hot 100 hits. The first of these was a mainstay of MTV and radio in the early 80s, the hard-rocking Fantasy. It entered the charts 30 years ago today at #80 and eased its way up to #23 in late May; it also made it to #3 on the Rock charts. Despite the massive airplay and attention his first single received, he only managed one more hit, Foolin’ Yourself, which made it to #65 in the summer of 1982. He has had a successful career as a session musician, touring guitarist, and songwriter. He worked with Bon Jovi throughout the 80s. He also worked with fellow Canadian Celine Dion, playing guitar, synthesizer, and percussion on a number of her albums and penning a number of songs for her including her 2002 #1 Adult Contemporary hit A New Day Has Come. Somewhat surprisingly, his biggest chart success came in 2003 when he co-wrote the massive #1 power ballad This Is the Night recorded by American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken.

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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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