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
Survivor
(4:05)

I Love Rock ‘n Roll
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
(2:56)

Don’t You Want Me
The Human League
(3:27)

Tainted Love
Soft Cell
(2:43)

Rosanna
Toto
(5:32)

I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
Hall & Oates
(4:14)

867-5309/Jenny
Tommy Tutone
(3:53)

Waiting for a Girl Like You
Foreigner
(4:52)

Shake It Up
The Cars
(3:38)

Only the Lonely
The Motels
(3:15)

Hold Me
Fleetwood Mac
(3:52)

Eye in the Sky
The Alan Parsons Project
(4:38)

Heat of the Moment
Asia
(3:48)

Trouble
Lindsey Buckingham
(3:57)

Don’t Stop Believin’
Journey
(4:11)

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Police
(4:21)

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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