Billboard #1s for the Week Ending August 14, 1982

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart

Song

Act

Weeks

Hot 100 Eye of the Tiger Survivor 4
R & B And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going Jennifer Holliday

4

Country I’m Gonna Hire A Wino to Decorate Our Home David Frizzell

1

Adult Contemporary Even the Nights Are Better Air Supply

4

Rock Think I’m In Love Eddie Money

2

Album Mirage Fleetwood Mac

2

This week sees the lead singer of a successful 70s R&B group notch his first solo hit on the Top 40. Jeffrey Osborne was the drummer and lead singer of LTD (which stood for Love, Tenderness, and Devotion) from 1970 until his departure in 1980; his vocals were featured on the band’s biggest hit (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again, which made #4 on the Hot 100 and topped the R&B charts for two weeks.

His first solo album, Jeffrey Osborne, was released in June 1982 and made it to #49. Its first single, I Really Don’t Need No Light peaked at #39 this week on the Hot 100. It made it to #3 on the R&B chart, the first of 24 hits on that chart (11 Top 10 and one #1, She’s On the Left). Although he was a staple of Top 40 radio in the 80s, Osborne never broke into the Top 10. His biggest hits were the Dionne Warwick duet Love Power [#12 in 1987] and You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) [#13 in 1986]. He logged eight Top 40 hits and six Hot 100 albums during the decade. He still records and performs today.

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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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