AT40 the 80s, this week its September 25th 1982
The Top Ten Singles
10 - Love is in Control - Donna Summer
9 - Hurts So Good - John Cougar
8 - Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne
7 - Who Can it Be Now? - Men At Work
6 - Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
5 - You Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester
4 - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
3 - Hard to Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
2 - Jack and Diane - John Cougar
1 - Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
(2nd of 2 non consecutive weeks at #1)
This song was #1 for one week September 4th and then was at #2 while Hard to Say I'm Sorry was in the top spot for 2 weeks.
The Top Ten Albums
10 - Eye of The Tiger - Survivor
9 - Chicago 16 - Chicago
8 - Vacation - The Go- Go's
7 - Good Trouble - REO Speedwagon
6 - Pictures at Eleven - Robert Plant
5 - Emotions in Motion - Billy Squier
4 - Asia - Asia
3 - Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
2 - Mirage - Fleetwood Mac
1 - American Fool - John Cougar
(3rd of 9 consecutive weeks at #1)
The last album that would be under the name John Cougar, the next album "Uh-Huh" would be as John Cougar Mellencamp.
This album would put the Indiana native on the track to superstardom and a home on the album and singles charts for the next 10 years and become an instant classic and one of the best rock albums ever.
This album gave the top 40 2 huge singles that are both in the top ten this week in 1982, the mega smash hits of "Jack and Diane" (4 weeks at #1 in October of 1982) and "Hurts So Good" (#2 in July and topped the Cashbox Top 40 list for one week in July).
Also to hit the top 20 from the album was "Hand To Hold on Too" which peaked at #19.