Billboard #1s for the Week Ending May 22, 1982

This week’s Time Capsule!





Hot 100 Ebony & Ivory Ebony & Ivory


R & B It’s Gonna Take A Miracle Deniece Williams


Country Just to Satisfy You Waylong Jennings and Willie Nelson


Adult Contemporary Ebony & Ivory Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder


Rock Heat of the Moment Asia


Album Asia Asia


This week sees a British mainstay of the 80s begin their incursion into the American charts. Thompson Twins, at this point a seven-member group, had major success in the U.K. with In the Name of Love. It also became their biggest hit on the U.S. Dance charts, where it started its five-week run at #1 this week. It took another eight months before they dented the pop charts, and by then they were down to the trio most familiar to fans. Their biggest success was from 1983 – 86, with three Top 10 hits, Hold Me Now [#3], Lay Your Hands On Me [#6], and King For A Day [#8].

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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