Top 100 of 1982

I first noticed paid attention to this meme over on Mitch’s site, but it’s been out there for a while. In any case, I figured I’d eventually get to it, and now I have. Enjoy.

The basic idea is that you go to the list for the year you graduated high school (mine’s here, just change the year), copy and paste it into a post, then cross out the songs you don’t like, bold the ones you do, and underline your favorite (which I had already bolded).

The one change I’ve made is that I’ve used struck-through small-text styling for songs that I have no memory of anymore. I just can’t hear anything from these songs in my brain from the title. It’s not that I don’t like them, so much as I have pretty completely blocked them out of my brain. Maybe I would change my mind if someone played me a bit from the song, but I’m drawing a complete blank on these ones right now.

  1. Physical, Olivia Newton-John
  2. Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor
  3. I Love Rock N’ Roll, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
  4. Ebony And Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
  5. Centerfold, J. Geils Band
  6. Don’t You Want M, Human League
  7. Jack And Diane, John Cougar
  8. Hurts So Good, John Cougar
  9. Abracadabra, Steve Miller Band
  10. Hard To Say I’m Sorry, Chicago
  11. Tainted Love, Soft Cell
  12. Chariots Of Fire, Vangelis
  13. Harden My Heart, Quarterflash
  14. Rosanna, Toto
  15. I Can’t Go For That, Daryl Hall and John Oates
  16. 867-5309 (Jenny), Tommy Tutone
  17. Key Largo, Bertie Higgins
  18. You Should Hear How She Talks About You, Melissa Manchester
  19. Waiting For A Girl Like You, Foreigner
  20. Don’t Talk To Strangers, Rick Springfield
  21. The Sweetest Thing, Juice Newton
  22. Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson
  23. Shake It Up, Cars
  24. Let It Whip, Dazz Band
  25. We Got The Beat, Go-Go’s
  26. The Other Woman, Ray Parker Jr.
  27. Turn Your Love Around, George Benson
  28. Sweet Dreams, Air Supply
  29. Only The Lonely, Motels
  30. Who Can It Be Now?, Men At Work
  31. Hold Me, Fleetwood Mac
  32. Eye In The Sky, Alan Parsons Project
  33. Let’s Groove, Earth, Wind and Fire
  34. Open Arms, Journey
  35. Leader Of The Band, Dan Fogelberg
  36. Leather And Lace, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
  37. Even The Nights Are Better, Air Supply
  38. I’ve Never Been To Me, Charlene
  39. ’65 Love Affair, Paul Davis
  40. Heat Of The Moment, Asia
  41. Take It Easy On Me, Little River Band
  42. Pac-man Fever, Buckner and Garcia
  43. That Girl, Stevie Wonder
  44. Private Eyes, Daryl Hall and John Oates
  45. Trouble, Lindsey Buckingham
  46. Making Love, Roberta Flack
  47. Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On Me, Juice Newton
  48. Young Turks, Rod Stewart
  49. Freeze-frame, J. Geils Band
  50. Keep The Fire Burnin’, REO Speedwagon
  51. Do You Believe In Love, Huey Lewis and The News
  52. Cool Night, Paul Davis
  53. Caught Up In You, 38 Special
  54. Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, Diana Ross
  55. Love In The First Degree, Alabama
  56. Hooked On Classics, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  57. Wasted On The Way, Crosby, Stills and Nash
  58. Think I’m In Love, Eddie Money
  59. Love Is In Control, Donna Summer
  60. Personally, Karla Bonoff
  61. One Hundred Ways, Quincy Jones
  62. Blue Eyes, Elton John
  63. Our Lips Are Sealed, Go-Go’s
  64. You Could Have Been Wih Me, Sheena Easton
  65. You Can Do Magic, America
  66. Did It In A Minute, Daryl Hall and John Oates
  67. I Ran, A Flock Of Seagulls
  68. Somebody’s Baby, Jackson Browne
  69. Oh No, Commodores
  70. Take It Away, Paul McCartney
  71. It’s Gonna Take A Miracle, Deneice Williams
  72. Love Will Turn You Around, Kenny Rogers
  73. Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey
  74. Comin’ In And Out Of Your Life, Barbra Streisand
  75. Gloria, Laura Branigan
  76. Empty Garden, Elton John
  77. Yesterday’s Songs, Neil Diamond
  78. Crimson And Clover, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
  79. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Police
  80. Here I Am, Air Supply
  81. I Keep Forgettin’, Michael Mcdonald
  82. Get Down On It, Kool and The Gang
  83. Any Day Now, Ronnie Milsap
  84. Make A Move On Me, Olivia Newton-John
  85. Take My Heart, Kool and The Gang
  86. Mirror Mirror, Diana Ross
  87. Vacation, Go-Go’s
  88. (Oh) Pretty Woman, Van Halen
  89. Should I Do It, Pointer Sisters
  90. Hot In The City, Billy Idol
  91. Kids In America, Kim Wilde
  92. Man On Your Mind, Little River Band
  93. What’s Forever For, Michael Murphy
  94. Waiting On A Friend, Rolling Stones
  95. Do I Do, Stevie Wonder
  96. Working For The Weekend, Loverboy
  97. Goin’ Down, Greg Guidry
  98. Arthur’s Theme, Christopher Cross
  99. Through The Years, Kenny Rogers
  100. Edge Of Seventeen, Stevie Nicks
Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 13:48:12.