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

This week’s Time Capsule!





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


Country Honky Tonkin’ Hank Williams, Jr.


Adult Contemporary Even the Nights Are Better Air Supply


Rock Think I’m In Love Eddie Money


Album Mirage Fleetwood Mac


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.


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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