tri-state throwbacks

Know what's awesome about being down the hall from the two big top 40 stations of the '70s, '80s and '90s?  You happen upon some pretty cool stuff...and recently, we stumbled across a huge collection of WDBQ and K-Live 105 music surveys that counted down the biggest hits in the area every week.  Instead of just geeking out on them ourselves, we thought we'd share them with you!  So here's the top 5 songs from May 11, 1982:

5. Hall & Oates/"Did It In A Minute"
With all of Hall & Oates' huge hits, it's easy to forget about this one.  Still pretty fun.

4. Charlene/"I've Never Been To Me"
Because who doesn't love a good song about sex with clergy?

3. Willie Nelson/"Always On My Mind"
I had to double check, but this song was really #3 on May 11, 1982 and not April 20th.

2. Rick Springfield/"Don't Talk To Strangers"
First he was a pop star in his native Australia, then he became a soap opera heartthrob on "General Hospital," and then a huge pop star in America.  This song is Rick's second biggest hit after (duh) "Jessie's Girl."

1. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder/"Ebony And Ivory"
A song that pretty much defines the phrase "WTF".  It was weird in 1982, and it's weird now, but it's also hard to deny that when you put McCartney and Stevie together, it's gonna be catchy.  Fun fact: when the Oprah Winfrey show was new, a TV station in Memphis made a promo promoting both Oprah and the Phil Donahue show and used this song as the music.  People were not amused.

Hope you dug today's Tri-State Throwbacks.  Make sure you check back Monday through Friday for a new countdown!

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