What’s more amazing about the Billboard Hot 100 chart 35 years ago this week: That 7 of the 10 songs are by artists inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame? That John “Don’t Call Me” Cougar has two songs in the top 10? Or that Eye of the Tiger by Survivor is either the best homage or worst ironic pick in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma?
Ding, ding, ding! It’s all of the above. Actually, this week was dominated by Chicago and their tune Hard to Say I'm Sorry, which got a nice bump by being included in the finale of the movie Summer Lovers.
Here’s the top 10 tunes on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of Sept. 11, 1982:
1. Hard to Say I’m Sorry (Chicago)
2. Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
3. Abracadabra (The Steve Miller Band)
4. Jack & Diane (John Cougar)
5. Even The Nights Are Better (Air Supply)
6. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Melissa Manchester)
7. Hold Me (Fleetwood Mac)
8. Hurts So Good (John Cougar)
9. Wasted On the Way (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
10. Take It Away (Paul McCartney)
BTW, the three bands that are NOT in the Rock Hall? Survivor, Melissa Manchester and Air Supply.