Billboard #1s for the Week Ending August 7, 1982

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart

Song

Act

Weeks

Hot 100 Eye of the Tiger Survivor 3
R & B And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going Jennifer Holliday

3

Country Honky Tonkin’ Hank Williams, Jr.

1

Adult Contemporary Even the Nights Are Better Air Supply

3

Rock Think I’m In Love Eddie Money

1

Album Mirage Fleetwood Mac

1

This week sees another charming but short-lived band peak on the Hot 100. The strangely named Haircut 100 combined youthful good looks, great pop hooks, and a quirky innocence into a Top 10 album and singles in the U.K. In the U.S., they were somewhat less successful, charting with Love Plus One which peaked at #37 this week. It had ambled up the charts, taking 13 weeks to crest and lasting 17 weeks all told. It’s a fun song, with a charming lyric and a bubbly beat. It also took advantage of the emerging music video boom, showcasing the band’s clean-cut good looks (and featuring adorable leader Nick Heyward on a rope in nothing but a loincloth).

After four Top 10 U.K. singles, Heyward took a break citing exhaustion. The band tried to regroup in 1984 but had lost its momentum and dissolved. Heyward mounted a reasonably successful career with over a dozen hits in Britain over the years.

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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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