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1982 Pop Culture Page

Music, movies, TV shows, and commercials in the USA.

Information compiled by Duane Alan Hahn, a.k.a. Random Terrain.

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Below are lists of top 100 music (selected hits in the order they charted), new movies at the theater, and new TV shows to help summon your treasured memories from the year 1982 with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.


If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might get a sense of what it was like living from month to month back in 1982. There were no smartphones with an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.


This page is an adapted version of my other page called Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates for 1982. All of the Atari 2600 game information has been removed for people who are only interested in the pop culture atmosphere.



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1982 YouTube Playlist

The playlist below has selected pop hits from 1982 in the order they charted on top 100 radio in the USA. In other words, most of the songs listed under each month on this page are in the playlist.

Playlist Songs

I Can't Go For That-Hall and Oates [1981 song that was still on the radio a lot.]
Mirror, Mirror-Diana Ross
Pac-Man Fever-Buckner & Garcia
Open Arms-Journey
That Girl-Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love-Soft Cell
Spirits In The Material World-The Police
Bobbie Sue-Oak Ridge Boys
Call Me-Skyy
I Believe-Chilliwack
867-5309/Jenny-Tommy Tutone
Should I Do It-Pointer Sisters
Tonight I'm Yours-Rod Stewart
Genius of Love-Tom Tom Club
We Got The Beat-Go-Go's
Take Off-Bob and Doug McKenzie
My Guy-Sister Sledge
I Love Rock 'N Roll-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Do You Believe In Love-Huey Lewis & The News
[Oh] Pretty Woman-Van Halen
Theme from Magnum, P. I.-Mike Post
Make A Move On Me-Olivia Newton-John
Find Another Fool-Quarterflash
Nobody Said It Was Easy-Le Roux
Juke Box Hero-Foreigner
Apache-The Sugarhill Gang
Freeze-Frame-The J. Geils Band
Edge of Seventeen-Stevie Nicks
'65 Love Affair-Paul Davis
Get Down On It-Kool & The Gang
Don't You Want Me-The Human League
Don't Talk to Strangers-Rick Springfield
Always On My Mind-Willie Nelson
The Other Woman-Ray Parker, Jr
Did It In a Minute-Daryl Hall & John Oates
Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)-Elton John
Hang Fire-The Rolling Stones
Let's Hang On-Barry Manilow
Man on the Corner-Genesis
Still In Saigon-Charlie Daniels
Fantasy-Aldo Nova
My Girl-Donnie Iris
Ebony And Ivory-Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder
Murphy's Law-Cheri
Heat Of The Moment-Asia
Baby, Come To Me-Patti Austin
Hurts So Good-John Mellencamp
Let It Whip-Dazz Band
Only The Lonely-The Motels
Crimson and Clover-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Caught Up In You-.38 Special
Body Language-Queen Official
Any Day Now-Ronnie Milsap
Personally-Karla Bonoff
Forget Me Nots-Patrice Rushen
Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me-Juice Newton
Play the Game Tonight-Kansas
I Know What Boys Like-The Waitresses
Love Plus One-Haircut 100
You Should Hear How She Talks About You-Melissa Manchester
Still They Ride-Journey
Kids In America-Kim Wilde
Be Mine Tonight-Neil Diamond
Nice Girls-Eye To Eye
Dancing in the Street-Van Halen
Abracadabra-Steve Miller Band
Do I Do-Stevie Wonder
I Want Candy-Bow Wow Wow
Eye of the Tiger-Survivor Band
Hard To Say I'm Sorry / Get Away-Chicago
I Found Somebody-Glenn Frey
If You Want My Love-Cheap Trick
Even the Nights Are Better-Air Supply Music
Keep the Fire Burnin'-REO Speedwagon
Out Of Work-Gary U.S. Bonds
Going To A Go-Go-The Rolling Stones
Hold Me-Fleetwood Mac
Your Imagination-Daryl Hall & John Oates
Happy Hour-Deodato
Wasted on the Way-Crosby, Stills & Nash
Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)-Donna Summer
American Music-Pointer Sisters
Eye in the Sky-The Alan Parsons Project
Love Will Turn You Around-Kenny Rogers
Hot In The City-Billy Idol
Words-Missing Persons
Who Can It Be Now?-Men At Work
Gloria-Laura Branigan
I Ran (So Far Away)-A Flock Of Seagulls
Take It Away-Paul McCartney
Blue Eyes-Elton John
Someday, Someway-Marshall Crenshaw
Valley Girl-Frank Zappa/Moon Unit Zappa
Should I Stay or Should I Go-The Clash
Why-Carly Simon
Jack & Diane-John Mellencamp
Only Time Will Tell-Asia
Let Me Tickle Your Fancy-Jermaine Jackson
What's Forever For?-Michael Martin Murphey
Somebody's Baby-Jackson Browne
You Can Do Magic-America
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
I Will Always Love You-Dolly Parton
I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)-Michael McDonald
Make Believe-Toto
I Only Want to Be with You-Nicolette Larson
Emotions In Motion-Billy Squier
Hold On-Santana
You Dropped A Bomb On Me-The Gap Band
Workin For A Livin-Huey Lewis & The News
Night Shift-Quarterflash
Up Where We Belong-Joe Cocker
Steppin' Out-Joe Jackson
Break It To Me Gently-Juice Newton
The One You Love-Glenn Frey
Voyeur-Kim Carnes
You Don't Want Me Anymore-Steel Breeze
Don't Fight It-Kenny Loggins
Mickey-Toni Basil
Heart Attack-Olivia Newton-John
Gypsy-Fleetwood Mac
The Look Of Love-ABC
Heartlight-Neil Diamond
I Get Excited-Rick Springfield
What About Me?-Moving Pictures
Rock This Town-Stray Cats
I'm So Excited-Pointer Sisters
Pressure-Billy Joel
Love Me Tomorrow-Chicago
On The Wings Of Love-Jeffrey Osborne
Rock the Casbah (Bob Clearmountain Mix)-The Clash
Muscles-Diana Ross
Get Closer-Linda Ronstadt
Everybody Wants You-Billy Squier
State of Independence-Donna Summer
Destination Unknown-Missing Persons
So Much in Love-Timothy B. Schmit
You and I-Eddie Rabbitt
Heartbreaker-Dionne Warwick
Truly-Lionel Richie
Missing You-Dan Fogelberg
I.G.Y.-Donald Fagen
Shakin'-Eddie Money
Maneater-Daryl Hall & John Oates
Shadows Of The Night-Pat Benatar
Shock The Monkey-Peter Gabriel
Whatcha Gonna Do-Chilliwack
Sexual Healing-Marvin Gaye
Let's Go Dancing (Ooh, La, La, La)-Kool & The Gang
It's Raining Again-Supertramp
Down Under-Men At Work
The Girl Is Mine-Michael Jackson
You Can't Hurry Love-Phil Collins
I Know There's Something Going On-Frida
Hand To Hold On To-John Mellencamp
Goody Two Shoes-Adam Ant
You Got Lucky-Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Space Age Love Song-Flock Of Seagulls
Two Less Lonely People In The World-Air Supply Music
I Gotta Try-Michael McDonald
Goodbye to You-Scandal
Valerie-Steve Winwood
The Other Guy-Little River Band
I Do-The J. Geils Band
Twilight Zone-Golden Earring
Heart to Heart-Kenny Loggins
Allentown-Billy Joel
Love in Store-Fleetwood Mac
Heart Of The Night-Juice Newton
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me-Culture Club
On the Loose-Saga
Back on the Chain Gang-The Pretenders
Pass the Dutchie-Musical Youth
Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy-Sammy Hagar
The Clapping Song-Pia Zadora
All Those Lies-Glenn Frey
Shame On The Moon-Bob Seger
Young Love-Janet Jackson
Hungry Like the Wolf-Duran Duran
Stray Cat Strut-Stray Cats






January 1982 (1)

January 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy I Can't Go For That at Amazon
#ad Buy Pac-Man Fever at Amazon
#ad Buy 867-5309 Jenny at Amazon
#ad Buy We Got The Beat at Amazon

“I Can’t Go For That” by Hall and Oates  (Nov 14, 81)   YT   [Still on the radio a lot.]   100%

“Mirror, Mirror” by Diana Ross  (Jan 9)   YT   55%

“Pac-Man Fever” by Buckner & Garcia  (Jan 9)   YT   75%

“Open Arms” by Journey  (Jan 16)   YT

“That Girl” by Stevie Wonder  (Jan 16)   YT

“Tainted Love” by Soft Cell  (Jan 16)   YT   60%

“Spirits In The Material World” by The Police  (Jan 16)   YT

“Bobbie Sue” by Oak Ridge Boys  (Jan 16)   YT

“Call Me” by Skyy  (Jan 16)   YT

“I Believe” by Chilliwack  (Jan 16)   YT   55%

“867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone  (Jan 23)   YT   75%

“Should I Do It” by Pointer Sisters  (Jan 23)   YT

“Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)” by Rod Stewart  (Jan 23)   YT

“Genius Of Love” by Tom Tom Club  (Jan 23)   YT

“We Got The Beat” by The Go-Go’s  (Jan 30)   YT   75%

“Take Off” by Bob & Doug McKenzie [Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas]  (Jan 30)   YT   50%

“My Guy” by Sister Sledge  (Jan 30)   YT

January 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Pennies from Heaven at Amazon

Pennies from Heaven  (Jan 1 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Whose Life is it Anyway?  (Jan 22 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Seduction  (Jan 22 limited, 29 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

January 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy Fame at Amazon

Fame  NBC  (Jan 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

American Playhouse  PBS  (Jan 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

King’s Crossing  ABC  (Jan 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

One of the Boys  NBC  (Jan 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1982



January 4, 1982 ABC Commercials (The Elephant Man)

January 7, 1982 Commercials (Hill Street Blues)

January 10, 1982 WABC-7 New York Commercials (Diamonds Are Forever)

January 11, 1982 ABC Commercials (Victims)

January 17, 1982 Commercials (Magic With The Stars Special)

January 19, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (Marian Rose White)

January 22, 1982 NBC commercials (The Best of SCTV)

January 24, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (Super Bowl 16)

January 24, 1982 Commercials (The Sound Of Music)

January 31, 1982 Commercials (ABC Sunday Night Movie "Slap Shot")

Search for more January 1982 commercials at YouTube.

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February 1982 (2)

February 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy I Love Rock and Roll at Amazon
#ad Buy Make A Move On Me at Amazon
#ad Buy Freeze-Frame at Amazon

“I Love Rock’n Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts  (Feb 6)   YT   70%

“Do You Believe In Love” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Feb 6)   YT

“(Oh) Pretty Woman” by Van Halen  (Feb 6)   YT

“Theme From ‘Magnum P.I.’” by Mike Post  (Feb 6)   YT   60%

“Make A Move On Me” by Olivia Newton-John  (Feb 13)   YT   70%

“Find Another Fool” by Quarterflash  (Feb 13)   YT

“Nobody Said It Was Easy” by Le Roux  (Feb 13)   YT

“Juke Box Hero” by Foreigner  (Feb 13)   YT

“Pop Goes The Movies Part I” by Meco  (Feb 13)   YT

“Apache (Jump On It)” by SugarHill Gang  (Feb 13)   YT

“Freeze-Frame” by The J. Geils Band  (Feb 20)   YT   80%

“Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove)” by Stevie Nicks  (Feb 20)   YT

“‘65 Love Affair” by Paul Davis  (Feb 27)   YT

“Get Down On It” by Kool & The Gang  (Feb 27)   YT

“Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk” by Dr. Hook  (Feb 27)   YT

February 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy On Golden Pond at Amazon
#ad Buy Swamp Thing at Amazon

Butterfly  (Feb 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

On Golden Pond  (Feb 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Border  (Feb 12 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cannery Row  (Feb 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Quest for Fire  (Feb 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Barbarosa  (Feb 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Shoot the Moon  (Feb 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Swamp Thing  (Feb 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Death Wish II  (Feb 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

February 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy Late Night with David Letterman products at Amazon

Late Night with David Letterman  NBC  (Feb 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1982


Pac-Man Fever Album

#ad Buy Pac-Man Fever at Amazon

The Pac-Man Fever single was released in December of 1981.

From STARLOG #60 (Jul 82 p31), "In February, Columbia Records released ‘Pac-Man Fever,’ by songwriters Buckner & Garcia."





Q & A With Buckner & Garcia - Video Games (Aug 82 p9)

February 1982



February 14, 1982 ABC Commercial Breaks (Smokey & the Bandit)

February 16, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks Part 1 (The Wall)

February 16, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks Part 2 (The Wall)

February 27, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court, Pt 1)

Search for more February 1982 commercials at YouTube.

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March 1982 (3)

March 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Don't You Want Me at Amazon
#ad Buy  Did It In A Minute at Amazon
#ad Buy Empty Garden at Amazon

“Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League  (Mar 6)   YT   60%

“Don’t Talk To Strangers” by Rick Springfield  (Mar 6)   YT

“I’ve Never Been To Me” [re-release] by Charlene  (Mar 6)   YT

“Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson  (Mar 6)   YT

“On A Carousel” by Glass Moon  (Mar 13)   YT

“The Other Woman” by Ray Parker, Jr.  (Mar 20)   YT

“Did It In A Minute” by Hall & Oates  (Mar 20)   YT   75%

“Empty Garden” by Elton John  (Mar 20)   YT   60%

“Hang Fire” by Rolling Stones  (Mar 20)   YT

“Let’s Hang On” by Barry Manilow  (Mar 20)   YT

“Man On The Corner” by Genesis  (Mar 20)   YT

“The Beatles’ Movie Medley 1982” by The Beatles  (Mar 27)   YT   WP

“Still In Saigon” by Charlie Daniels Band  (Mar 27)   YT

“Fantasy” by Aldo Nova  (Mar 27)   YT

“My Girl” by Donnie Iris  (Mar 27)   YT   70%

“Stars On 45 III (A Tribute To Stevie Wonder)” by Stars On  (Mar 27)   YT

March 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Porky's at Amazon

Parasite  (Mar 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Deathtrap  (Mar 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Porky’s  (Mar 19 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Victor Victoria  (Mar 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Eating Raoul  (Mar 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

Neil Simon’s I Ought To Be In Pictures  (Mar 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

March 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy T.J. Hooker at Amazon
#ad Buy Cagney and Lacey at Amazon

Chicago Story  NBC  (Mar 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

T.J. Hooker  ABC  (Mar 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Herbie, the Love Bug  CBS  (Mar 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Phoenix  ABC  (Mar 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Joanie Loves Chachi  ABC  (Mar 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Q.E.D.  CBS  (Mar 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cagney & Lacey  CBS  (Mar 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

9 To 5  ABC  (Mar 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Capitol  CBS  (Mar 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1982



March 6, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court, Pt 2)

March 7, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (The End)

March 27, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (Wizard of Oz)

March 31, 1982 ABC Commercial Breaks (The Greatest American Hero)

Search for more March 1982 commercials at YouTube.

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April 1982 (4)

April 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Ebony And Ivory at Amazon
#ad Buy Rosanna at Amazon

“Ebony And Ivory” by Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder  (Apr 10)   YT   55%

“Murphy’s Law” by Cheri  (Apr 10)   YT   65%

“Work That Body” by Diana Ross  (Apr 10)   YT

“Rosanna” by Toto  (Apr 17)   YT   75%

“Heat Of The Moment” by Asia  (Apr 17)   YT

“Baby Come To Me” by Patti Austin & James Ingram  (Apr 24)   YT

“Hurts So Good” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Apr 24)   YT

“Let It Whip” by The Dazz Band  (Apr 24)   YT

“Only The Lonely” by The Motels  (Apr 24)   YT   60%

April 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Chariots of Fire at Amazon

Cat People  (Apr 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Chariots of Fire  (Apr 9 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tag: The Assassination Game  (Apr 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Sword and the Sorcerer  (Apr 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

April 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy Report to Murphy products at Amazon

Report to Murphy  CBS  (Apr 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

Teachers Only  NBC  (Apr 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1982



April 8, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Easter Specials)

April 25, 1982 ABC Commercial Breaks (Beyond the Poseidon Adventure)

Search for more April 1982 commercials at YouTube.

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May 1982 (5)

May 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me at Amazon
#ad Buy I Know What Boys Like at Amazon
#ad Buy Love Plus One at Amazon
#ad Buy Do I Do at Amazon
#ad Buy I Want Candy at Amazon

“Crimson & Clover” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  (May 1)   YT

“Caught Up In You” by .38 Special  (May 1)   YT

“Body Language” by Queen  (May 1)   YT

“Any Day Now” by Ronnie Milsap  (May 1)   YT

“Personally” by Karla Bonoff  (May 1)   YT

“Forget Me Nots” by Patrice Rushen  (May 1)   YT

“Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On Me” by Juice Newton  (May 8)   YT   90%

“Play The Game Tonight” by Kansas  (May 8)   YT

“I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses  (May 8)   YT

“Love Plus One” by Haircut 100  (May 15)   YT   65%

“You Should Hear How She Talks About You” by Melissa Manchester  (May 22)   YT   60%

“Still They Ride” by Journey  (May 22)   YT

“Kids In America” by Kim Wilde  (May 22)   YT

“Be Mine Tonight” by Neil Diamond  (May 22)   YT

“Nice Girls” by Eye To Eye  (May 22)   YT   65%

“Dancing In The Street” by Van Halen  (May 22)   YT

“Abracadabra” by Steve Miller Band  (May 29)   YT   55%

“Do I Do” by Stevie Wonder  (May 29)   YT   90%

“I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow  (May 29)   YT   60%

“Do The Donkey Kong” by Buckner & Garcia  (May 29)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

May 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Conan the Barbarian at Amazon
#ad Buy Eye Of The Tiger at Amazon

Conan the Barbarian  (May 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid  (May 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Diner  (May 21 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior  (May 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rocky III  (May 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1982



May 4, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks

May 9, 1982 ABC Commercial Breaks (Inside the Third Reich, Part 1)

May 10, 1982 ABC Commercial Breaks (Inside the Third Reich, Part 2)

May 16, 1982 ABC Commercial Breaks (Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter)

May 17, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Marco Polo, Part 2)

May 19, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Marco Polo, Part 3)

Search for more May 1982 commercials at YouTube.

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June 1982 (6)

June 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Eye Of The Tiger at Amazon
#ad Buy Hard To Say I'm Sorry at Amazon
#ad Buy Even the Nights Are Better at Amazon
#ad Buy Your Imagination at Amazon

“Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor [Rocky III Theme Song]  (Jun 5)   YT   60%

“Hard To Say I’m Sorry” by Chicago  (Jun 5)   YT   70%

“I Found Somebody” by Glenn Frey  (Jun 5)   YT

“Hooked On Swing” by Larry Elgart and his Manhattan Swing Orchestra  (Jun 5)   YT

“Paperlate” by Genesis  (Jun 5)   YT

“If You Want My Love” by Cheap Trick  (Jun 5)   YT   60%

“Even the Nights Are Better” by Air Supply  (Jun 5)   YT

“Keep The Fire Burnin’” by REO Speedwagon  (Jun 12)   YT

“Out Of Work” by Gary U.S. Bonds  (Jun 12)   YT

“Going To A Go-Go” by Rolling Stones  (Jun 12)   YT

“Hold Me” by Fleetwood Mac  (Jun 19)   YT

“Your Imagination” by Hall & Oates  (Jun 19)   YT   55%

“Happy Hour” by Deodato [with Kelly Barretto]  (Jun 19)   YT   [Kind of generic, but it’s not horrible.]

“Wasted On The Way” by Crosby, Stills & Nash  (Jun 26)   YT

“Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)” by Donna Summer  (Jun 26)   YT

“American Music” by Pointer Sisters  (Jun 26)   YT

“President’s Rap” by Rich Little  (Jun 26)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

June 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at Amazon
#ad Buy ET: The Extra-Terrestrial at Amazon
#ad Buy Blade Runner at Amazon

Hanky Panky  (Jun 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Poltergeist  (Jun 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan  (Jun 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial  (Jun 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Grease 2  (Jun 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Author! Author!  (Jun 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Annie  (Jun 18 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Firefox  (Jun 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Blade Runner  (Jun 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

MegaForce  (Jun 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Thing  (Jun 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1982



June 21, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Ain't Misbehavin')

Search for more June 1982 commercials at YouTube.

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July 1982 (7)

July 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Words at Amazon
#ad Buy I Ran (So Far Away) at Amazon
#ad Buy Who Can It Be Now at Amazon
#ad Buy Gloria at Amazon
#ad Buy Jack and Diane at Amazon

“Eye In The Sky” by Alan Parsons Project  (July 3)   YT   80%

“Vacation” by Go-Go’s  (July 3)   YT   58%

“Love Will Turn You Around” by Kenny Rogers  (July 3)   YT

“Hot In The City” by Billy Idol  (July 3)   YT

“Words” by Missing Persons  (July 3)   YT   65%

“Who Can It Be Now?” by Men At Work  (July 10)   YT   90%

“Gloria” by Laura Branigan  (July 10)   YT

“I Ran (So Far Away)” by A Flock Of Seagulls  (July 10)   YT   90%

“Take It Away” by Paul McCartney  (July 10)   YT   75%

“Blue Eyes” by Elton John  (July 10)   YT

“Someday, Someway” by Marshall Crenshaw  (July 10)   YT   70%

“Outlaw” by War  (July 10)   YT   55%

“Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa/Moon Unit Zappa  (July 17)   YT

“Should I Stay Or Should I Go” by The Clash  (July 17)   YT   60%

“Why” by Carly Simon  (July 17)   YT

“Theme From E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial)” by John Williams  (July 17)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Jack & Diane” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (July 24)   YT

“Only Time Will Tell” by Asia  (July 24)   YT

“Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” by Jermaine Jackson  (July 24)   YT

“What’s Forever For” by Michael Martin Murphey  (July 24)   YT

“Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne  (July 31)   YT

“You Can Do Magic” by America  (July 31)   YT

“Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  (July 31)   YT

“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton  (July 31)   YT

July 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Tron at Amazon
#ad Buy The Secret of Nimh at Amazon

Tron  (Jul 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Secret of Nimh  (Jul 16 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Six Pack  (Jul 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Young Doctors in Love  (Jul 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas  (Jul 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Forced Vengeance  (Jul 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Night Shift  (Jul 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Last American Virgin  (Jul 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tex  (Jul 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1982



July 10, 1982 KTLA Commercial Breaks (Blondie in Concert)

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August 1982 (8)

August 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Steppin' Out at Amazon
#ad Buy Nobody at Amazon
#ad Buy You Don't Want Me Anymore at Amazon
#ad Buy Don't Fight It at Amazon

“I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” by Michael McDonald  (Aug 7)   YT

“Make Believe” by Toto  (Aug 7)   YT

“I Only Want To Be With You” by Nicolette Larson  (Aug 7)   YT

“Emotions In Motion” by Billy Squier  (Aug 7)   YT

“Hold On” by Santana  (Aug 14)   YT

“You Dropped A Bomb On Me” by Gap Band  (Aug 14)   YT

“Workin’ For A Livin’” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Aug 14)   YT

“Night Shift” by Quarterflash  (Aug 14)   YT

“Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes  (Aug 21)   YT

“Steppin’ Out” by Joe Jackson  (Aug 21)   YT   95%

“Break It To Me Gently” by Juice Newton  (Aug 21)   YT

“The One You Love” by Glenn Frey  (Aug 21)   YT

“Voyeur” by Kim Carnes  (Aug 21)   YT

“Johnny Can’t Read” by Don Henley  (Aug 21)   YT   75%

“Nobody” by Sylvia  (Aug 28)   YT   75%

“You Don’t Want Me Anymore” by Steel Breeze  (Aug 28)   YT   60%

“Don’t Fight It” by Kenny Loggins/Steve Perry  (Aug 28)   YT   70%

August 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Amazon

Zapped!  (Sep 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fast Times at Ridgemont High  (Aug 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Friday the 13th, Part 3  (Aug 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

An Officer and a Gentleman  (Aug 13 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

The World According to Garp  (Aug 13 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Beastmaster  (Aug 20 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

August 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy Filthy Rich products at Amazon

Filthy Rich  CBS  (Aug 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1982



August 3, 1982 WABC-TV (New York) commercial breaks

August 28, 1982 commercials (American Bandstand)

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September 1982 (9)

September 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Mickey at Amazon
#ad Buy The Look Of Love  at Amazon
#ad Buy Rock This Town at Amazon

“Mickey” by Toni Basil  (Sep 4)   YT   65%

“Heart Attack” by Olivia Newton-John  (Sep 4)   YT   55%

“Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac  (Sep 4)   YT

“The Look Of Love” by ABC  (Sep 11)   YT

“Heartlight” by Neil Diamond  (Sep 11)   YT

“I Get Excited” by Rick Springfield  (Sep 11)   YT

“What About Me” by Moving Pictures  (Sep 18)   YT

“Rock This Town” by Stray Cats  (Sep 18)   YT   85%

“I’m So Excited” by Pointer Sisters  (Sep 18)   YT

“Pressure” by Billy Joel  (Sep 25)   YT   90%

“Love Me Tomorrow” by Chicago  (Sep 25)   YT   65%

“On The Wings Of Love” by Jeffrey Osborne  (Sep 25)   YT

September 1982


New at the Movies

Pink Floyd: The Wall  (Sep 17 wide)   YT   IMDb   WP

Amityville II: The Possession  (Sep 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

September 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy The Powers Of Matthew Star at Amazon
#ad Buy Family Ties at Amazon
#ad Buy Knight Rider at Amazon
#ad Buy Square Pegs at Amazon
#ad Buy Cheers at Amazon

The Powers Of Matthew Star  NBC  (Sep 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Gary Coleman Show  NBC  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gilligan’s Planet  CBS  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Meatballs & Spaghetti  CBS  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pandamonium  CBS  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers  CBS  (Sep 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

Child’s Play  CBS  (Sep 20)   YT   IMDb   WP   [Game Show]

Family Ties  NBC  (Sep 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tales Of The Gold Monkey  ABC  (Sep 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bring ‘Em Back Alive  CBS  (Sep 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Little Rascals  ABC  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour  ABC  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pac-Man  ABC  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour  ABC  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Silver Spoons  NBC  (Sep 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

At the Movies with Siskel and Ebert  Syndication  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gloria  CBS  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Knight Rider  NBC  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Matt Houston  ABC  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Square Pegs  CBS  (Sep 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cheers  NBC  (Sep 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

September 1982



September 7, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (Scruples, Part 1)

September 8, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (Scruples, Part 2)

September 12, 1982 CBS Commercial Breaks (NFL on CBS)

September 13, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Murder in Texas Part 1)

September 14, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Murder in Texas - Part 2)

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October 1982 (10)

October 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Rock The Casbah at Amazon
#ad Buy Destination Unknown at Amazon
#ad Buy Maneater at Amazon
#ad Buy Shock The Monkey at Amazon
#ad Buy Africa at Amazon
#ad Buy 1999 at Amazon

“Rock The Casbah” (Bob Clearmountain Mix) by The Clash  (Oct 2)   YT   80%

“Muscles” by Diana Ross  (Oct 2)   YT

“Get Closer” by Linda Ronstadt  (Oct 2)   YT

“Everybody Wants You” by Billy Squier  (Oct 2)   YT

“State Of Independence” by Donna Summer  (Oct 2)   YT

“Destination Unknown” by Missing Persons  (Oct 2)   YT   80%

“So Much In Love” by Timothy B. Schmit  (Oct 2)   YT   85%

“Nasty Girl” by Vanity 6  (Oct 2)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“You And I” by Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle  (Oct 9)   YT

“Heartbreaker” by Dionne Warwick  (Oct 9)   YT   WP

“Truly” by Lionel Richie  (Oct 9)   YT

“Missing You” by Dan Fogelberg  (Oct 9)   YT   75%

“I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)” by Donald Fagen  (Oct 9)   YT   80%

“Shakin’” by Eddie Money  (Oct 9)   YT

“Maneater” by Hall & Oates  (Oct 16)   YT   75%

“Shadows Of The Night” by Pat Benatar  (Oct 16)   YT

“Shock The Monkey” by Peter Gabriel  (Oct 23)   YT   90%

“Whatcha Gonna Do (When I’m Gone)” by Chilliwack  (Oct 23)   YT   80%

“White Wedding” by Billy Idol  (Oct 27)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Africa” by Toto  (Oct 30)   YT   75%

“Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye  (Oct 30)   YT

“Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley  (Oct 30)   YT   75%

“1999” by Prince  (Oct 30)   YT

“Let’s Go Dancin’ (Ooh La, La, La)” by Kool & The Gang  (Oct 30)   YT

“It’s Raining Again” by Supertramp  (Oct 30)   YT   60%

October 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy My Favorite Year at Amazon
#ad Buy First Blood at Amazon

My Favorite Year  (Oct 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

First Blood  (Oct 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Halloween III: Season of the Witch  (Oct 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Monsignor  (Oct 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

October 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy Remington Steele at Amazon
#ad Buy Voyagers at Amazon
#ad Buy Newhart at Amazon
#ad Buy St. Elsewhere at Amazon

Remington Steele  NBC  (Oct 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Devlin Connection  NBC  (Oct 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Voyagers  NBC  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tucker’s Witch  CBS  (Oct 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Nature  PBS  (Oct 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

It Takes Two  ABC  (Oct 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Quest  ABC  (Oct 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Newhart  CBS  (Oct 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gavilan  NBC  (Oct 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

St. Elsewhere  NBC  (Oct 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

The New Odd Couple  ABC  (Oct 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

October 1982



October 2, 1982 Commercial Breaks – KTLA Ind., Los Angeles (Saturday Evening presentation of “Ivanhoe”)

October 13, 1982 ABC Commercial Breaks (Having It All)

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November 1982 (11)

November 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Down Under at Amazon
#ad Buy I Know There's Something Going at Amazon
#ad Buy The Girl Is Mine at Amazon
#ad Buy Goody Two Shoes at Amazon

“Down Under” by Men At Work  (Nov 6)   YT   80%

“The Girl Is Mine” by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney  (Nov 6)   YT   70%

“You Can’t Hurry Love” by Phil Collins  (Nov 6)   YT   75%

“I Know There’s Something Going On” by Frida  (Nov 6)   YT   70%

“Hand To Hold On To” by John Cougar  (Nov 6)   YT

“Goody Two Shoes” by Adam Ant  (Nov 13)   YT   90%

“You Got Lucky” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  (Nov 13)   YT

“Space Age Love Song” by A Flock Of Seagulls  (Nov 13)   YT

“Two Less Lonely People In The World” by Air Supply  (Nov 13)   YT

“I Gotta Try” by Michael McDonald  (Nov 13)   YT   65%

“Goodbye To You” by Scandal  (Nov 13)   YT   55%

“Valerie” by Steve Winwood  (Nov 13)   YT

“The Other Guy” by Little River Band  (Nov 20)   YT   55%

“I Do (Live Version)” by The J. Geils Band  (Nov 20)   YT

“Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring  (Nov 27)   YT

“Heart To Heart” by Kenny Loggins  (Nov 27)   YT   70%

“Allentown” by Bily Joel  (Nov 27)   YT   65%

“Love In Store” by Fleetwood Mac  (Nov 27)   YT

“Heart Of The Night” by Juice Newton  (Nov 27)   YT

November 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales at Amazon

Piranha II: The Spawning  (Nov 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

Creepshow  (Nov 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales  (Nov 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

November 1982



November 7, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Television's Greatest Commercials II)

November 15, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Little House - A New Beginning)

November 29, 1982 NBC Commercial Breaks (Little House - A New Beginning)

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December 1982 (12)

December 1982


New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Do You Really Want To Hurt Me at Amazon
#ad Buy Hungry Like The Wolf at Amazon
#ad Buy Stray Cat Strut at Amazon

“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Culture Club  (Dec 4)   YT   80%

“On The Loose” by Saga  (Dec 4)   YT   55%

“Back On The Chain Gang” by The Pretenders  (Dec 11)   YT

“Pass The Dutchie” by Musical Youth  (Dec 11)   YT   75%

“Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” by Sammy Hagar  (Dec 11)   YT

“The Clapping Song” by Pia Zadora  (Dec 11)   YT

“All Those Lies” by Glenn Frey  (Dec 11)   YT

“Shame On The Moon” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band  (Dec 18)   YT

“Young Love” by Janet Jackson  (Dec 18)   YT

“Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran  (Dec 25)   YT   60%

“Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats  (Dec 25)   YT   75%

December 1982


New at the Movies

#ad Buy 48 Hours at Amazon
#ad Buy The Dark Crystal at Amazon

48 Hours  (Dec 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gandhi  (Dec 8 limited)   YT   IMDb   WP

Sophie’s Choice  (Dec 8 limited)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Toy  (Dec 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Dark Crystal  (Dec 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Six Weeks  (Dec 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tootsie  (Dec 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Trail of the Pink Panther  (Dec 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

December 1982


New on TV

#ad Buy 1982 Video Game History products at Amazon

Powerhouse  PBS  (Dec 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Starcade  TBS  (Dec 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Back to New on Top 100 Radio for January >

December 1982



December 1, 1982 WLVI-56 Cambridge / Boston Commercial Breaks (Blood and Honor)

December 6, 1982 WSBK-TV38 Boston Commercial Breaks (The Millionairess)

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Information Compiled From the Following Sources

Hot 100 Singles Chronology

US Hot 100 Bubbling Under

Rock on the Net: The Ark Weekly Top 40 Archives

Internet Movie Database

Wikipedia: Wide-release Movies

Wikipedia: List of Years in Television




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In Case You Didn't Know


B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I've been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.



Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn't bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can't tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.



Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.



Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.



Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.



Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.


Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda



Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond. You might also want to look at my page called Zinc and Quercetin. My sister and I started taking those two supplements near the end of 2020 in the hopes that they would scare away the flu and other viruses.


View this page and any external web sites at your own risk. I am not responsible for any possible spiritual, emotional, physical, financial or any other damage to you, your friends, family, ancestors, or descendants in the past, present, or future, living or dead, in this dimension or any other.


If reading this page opens a time vortex back to 1982, the good news is that I’ve heard there are infinite timelines and you can’t do any damage to the timeline you came from. The bad news is that you can’t return to your original timeline in the future, so enter the time vortex at your own risk.


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