TNB Night Owl – Hot Hits From 1982

Question Of The Night: (Why do things the same way all the time? This Owl is in reverse, or upside down if you prefer.) This QOTN requires some context: I enjoy music from my past primarily because it stirs up old memories of life at that time, in that era. Music helps me remember what life was like then (or at least the way I experienced it). I also enjoy music that was recorded before my time, as it gives me a tiny insight into what life was like then for other people even though I didn’t experience it directly myself. So the QOTN is this: When you hear music that was popular before you were born, do you feel more in touch with those decades or does it just feel like something from a distant and unrelatable, alien planet?

Eye of the Tiger

I Love Rock ‘n Roll
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Don’t You Want Me
The Human League

Tainted Love
Soft Cell


I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
Hall & Oates

Tommy Tutone

Waiting for a Girl Like You

Shake It Up
The Cars

Only the Lonely
The Motels

Hold Me
Fleetwood Mac

Eye in the Sky
The Alan Parsons Project

Heat of the Moment

Lindsey Buckingham

Don’t Stop Believin’

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Police

You’ve been listening to just a few of the biggest hits of 1982. These are all from Billboard’s Hot 100 year-end chart for 1882. Several were recorded and released in 1981. However, they charted in 1982.

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