Billboard #1s for the Week Ending April 3, 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 Bobbie Sue The Oak Ridge Boys


dult Contemporary Chariots of Fire – Titles Vangelis


Rock 867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone


Album Beauty and the Beat The Go-Go’s


This week sees another band with only one major hit succeed with their 80s giant. Spared the ignominy of true One Hit Wonder status by scraping into the Top 40 with Angel Say No (#38 in 1980), Tommy Tutone are far better known for the single that launched a thousand crank calls. The single 867-5309/Jenny got constant airplay in 1982. This week it took over the top spot on the Rock charts and moved from #28 to #24 on the Hot 100. It eventually peaked at #4 in May. The band recorded one more album before suffering from chronic personnel changes.

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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