Tag Archives: 1982

Jenny don’t change your number … (Tommy Tutone hits at 4 with 867-5309 in 1982)

Quite a few people asked to have their telephone number changed thanks to the success of one pop song in the 1980s. On Jan. 23, 1982, “867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #88. The new wave … Continue reading

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Men down under become international, record-setting sensations

On Nov. 13, 1982, the Australian new wave band, Men at Work, began a 15-week reign at #1 on the US album charts with their debut LP, Business as Usual. The feat broke the American record for most weeks at … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Furs hit US singles chart as a quartet

The third album from The Psychedelic Furs, Forever Now, was released on Sept. 25, 1982. Todd Rundgren produced the sessions with the British band in Woodstock, NY. Rundgren also played keyboards and saxophone on several tracks. He brought in Donn … Continue reading

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Zappa on the pop charts?!! Gag me with a spoon.

Frank Zappa on the Top-40 pop singles charts?!!? It happened Sept. 4, 1982, when a song satirizing the mall-dwelling teens of the San Fernando Valley became a pop culture phenomenon. “Valley Girl” was a collaboration between Zappa and his 14-year-old … Continue reading

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