Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Music Blog

Welcome back into the Friday Music Blog on Chief 187 Chatter. It has been a week of epic achievements, record-breaking pageviews, and an expanded follower base at this site. Through a grassroots movement, my self-promotion, and the kindness of others, more eyes read more words this week than ever before. I am thrilled by the reception my work has been given!

The focus of today’s FMB is songs from 1982. List any and all songs that were produced, released, or were popular in 1982. Be sure to include the artist who made the song famous or the ones who performed the song versions you prefer. This may take a bit more digging research-wise if you are not familiar with the copyright of songs or recall what you were listening to in 1982, but with the Internet it is easier than ever to locate this information!

The Friday Music Blog was a topic I started at my original blogging site, Rowdy. It has been around for years and has offered many musical topics. I am the first to admit, and my loyal readers anxiously point out, I repeat topics. Sometimes that is intentional to allow for new readers to leave their selections for the topic. But, I must admit, there are times it is due to forgetfulness. Since January I have been posting three separate and different Friday Music Blogs at three separate sites. The topics are even more difficult to keep up with and still be completely original and “unpublished”. I would eagerly and openly like to request you, the reader, send in your requests for topics for the Friday Music Blog. You may send the topic to me here as a comment or to my Twitter account where you can follow me; I am @Chief187s.

I will be checking back with this blog periodically throughout the day and weekend to keep up with the comments that come. Please feel free to do the same. Also, remember to check out all of the week’s (month’s, year’s, or all) blogs if you were unable to read any this week. If you like what you read, please continue to share it with those around you. I appreciate the help! Lastly, to see all that I do, please check out my website for the latest information about my ever-expanding career. Thank you so much for your readership and support.

I’ll see you back here throughout the weekend and on Monday when we begin a whole new week together at Chief 187 Chatter. Enjoy!


  1. According to, the Top 20 songs from 1982 were:
    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 & 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

    Thank you Jules for sharing the link to on Chief's Friday Music Blogs over at!

  2. Now I don't have any songs to post! :(

    I am a girl who LOVES 80's music. However, 1982 was not the best year. There are VERY few songs on that list that I remotely like.

    I do however, LOVE anything Rick Springfield, Hall & Oates & Human League.

    As a matter of fact my 1st "big girl" vinyl album was "Working Class Dog" by Rick Springfield.

    Tainted Love is heavily played on my iPod.

    A fun podcast to listen to is "Stuck in the 80's". They had a series of one-hit wonders and horrible hits from 80-89. They are my favorite. ;)

    Happy Friday Y'all! ;)

  3. Hi Chief! Racer 187 must have really liked 1982! I agree with Jules; not the best music year. I cheated and did a "Release Date" sort on the ipod and was amazed at the slim pickings. Maybe I just wasn't paying attention that year. Move your time machine forward a year or or two so we can have some Police, Talking Heads, Eurythmics, and Cars!
    I'll add one to Racer's list:
    Putting Out Fire- David Bowie ("Let's Dance" album)

  4. Who can it be now ? must be those noisy Cobbers at Work :-)

  5. Arthur's Theme... Christopher Cross
    Leather And Lace... Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
    Shake It Up... Cars
    Private Eyes... Hall and Oates
    Freeze Frame... J. Geils Band
    Caught Up In You... 38 Special
    Think I'm In Love... Eddie Money
    Somebody's Baby... Jackson Browne
    Empty Garden... Elton John
    Waiting On A Friend... Stones
    Who Can It Be Now... Men At Work