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

This week’s Time Capsule!





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


R & B That Girl Stevie Wonder


Country She Left Love All Over Me Razzy Bailey


dult Contemporary Key Largo Bertie Higgins


Rock Don’t Let Him Know Prism


Album Beauty and the Beat The Go-Go’s


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.


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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