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Song of the Year 1982



Billboard Top 40 of 1982


1 Physical - Olivia Newton-John

2 Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor

3 I Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett

4 Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder

5 Centerfold - J Geils Band

6 Don't You Want Me - Human League

7 Jack And Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp

8 Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp

9 Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band

10 Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago

11 Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go - Soft Cell

12 Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis

13 Harden My Heart - Quarterflash

14 Rosanna - Toto

15 I Can't Go For That - Hall And Oates

16 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone

17 Key Largo - Bertie Higgins

18 You Should Hear - Melissa Manchester

19 Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner

20 Don't Talk To Strangers - Rick Springfield

21 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 Other Woman, The - 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

 

Top Albums of 1982


Freeze Frame   -  J. Geils Band             

Beauty And The Beat    -   Go-Go's          

Chariots of Fire  -  Vangelis / Soundtrack           

Asia   -   Asia  

Tug of War  -  Paul McCartney         

Mirage   -  Fleetwood Mac          

American Fool  -   Jon Cougar     

Business As Usual  -  Men At Work

 

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1982


Best Musical: Nine
Outstanding Performance Actor Musical: Ben Harney Dreamgirls
Outstanding Performance Actress Musical: Jennifer Holliday Dreamgirls
Outstanding Performance Featured Actor Musical: Clevant Derricks Dreamgirls
Outstanding Performance Featured Actress Musical:Liliane Montevecchi Nine
Outstanding Direction Musical: Tommy Tune, Nine
Outstanding Choreography: Michael Bennett & Michael Peters Dreamgirls
Best Score Musical: Maury Yeston, Nine



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Music News 1982


Michael Jackson releases 'Thriller

 

Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident

WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network

WABC New York City plays its last record, John Lennon's Imagine   ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations

 

Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down

October 11           

 

Let's Spend the Night Together (Rolling Stones' concert film)

 

The Grammy's 1982


Record of the Year: Rosanna, Toto

Album of the Year: Toto IV, Toto

Song of the Year: Always on My Mind, Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, songwriters

Best New Artist: Men at Work:

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: Truly, Lionel Richie

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female: You Should Hear How She Talks About You, Melissa Manchester

Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Up Where We Belong, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male: Hurts So Good, John Cougar

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female: Shadows of the Night, Pat Benatar

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Eye of the Tiger, Survivor

Best Rhythm and Blues Song: Turn Your Love Around, Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather and Bill Champlin, songwriters

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male: Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance, Female: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going, Jennifer Holliday

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal (tie): Let It Whip, Dazz Band, Wanna Be With You, Earth, Wind and Fire

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male: An Evening With George Shearing and Mel Tormé, Mel Tormé

Best Vocal Jazz Performance, Female: Gershwin Livel, Sarah Vaughan

Best Country Song: Always on My Mind, Johnny Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, songwriters

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: Always on My Mind, Willie Nelson

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female: Break It to Me Gently, Juice Newton

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal: Mountain Music, Alabama

Best Comedy Recording: Live on the Sunset Strip, Richard Pryor

Best Album Package        Get Closer, Kosh and Ron Larson, art directors (Elektra/Asylum)

Video of the Year Olivia Physical, Olivia Newton-John


Popular 1982

 

Rhythm & Blues 1982

 

Country & Western 1982


16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson and Ricky Skagg

Folk Music 1982

 

Jazz 1982

 

Rock & Roll 1982

  

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