35 years later, of course we want The Human League!
Can you imagine how cool it was to be a music fan back in the early ‘80s? Check out this week’s top 5 hits for the week of July 10, 1982.
1. Don’t You Want Me (The Human League)
2. Rosanna (Toto)
3. Hurts So Good (John Cougar)
4. Heat of the Moment (Asia)
5. Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
Five classics at the top of the charts. We were so LUCKY back then. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that The Human League made their mark so early in the decade. For some reason, I always think of them as a later ‘80s band. Wrong. Truth is Human League formed way back in 1977 and this particular tune was actually from their third album. Its success helped propel the group to a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act in 1982.
As urban legend as it, Don’t You Want Me was originally recorded with a more "harsh" synthesizer sound. It was the record company that insisted a more "pop-friendly" version be mixed. Lead singer Philip Oakey reportedly hated the remix and so he stuck it as the last track on side two of Dare.
We can’t be right all of the time.
Here are the other five songs that made up the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week of July 10, 1982:
6. Let It Whip (Dazz Band)
7. Love’s Been A Little Hard On Me (Juice Newton)
8. Ebony and Ivory (Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder)
9. Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
10. Caught Up In You (.38 Special)