Billboard #1s for the Week Ending August 21, 1982

This week’s Time Capsule!





Hot 100 Eye of the Tiger Survivor 5
R & B Dance Floor (Part 1) Zapp


Country Nobody Sylvia


Adult Contemporary Hard To Say I’m Sorry Chicago


Rock Think I’m In Love Eddie Money


Album Mirage Fleetwood Mac


This week sees a One Hit Wonder on the pop charts log her second Country #1. Sylvia first entered the Country charts in 1979 with the #36 hit You Don’t Miss A Thing. Her fourth hit, Drifter, made it to #1 in 1981. Nobody, her second #1, peaked this week in 1982. It debuted on the Hot 100 the following week, easing up to a three-week stay at #15 in November. Although she never hit the Hot 100 again, she logged 20 hits on the Country chart (including the two #1s and another nine Top 10s) through 1987.


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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