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US Top 20 Singles: w/e July 9, 1983

US Top 20 Singles: w/e July 9, 1983

Playing tracks by

Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, DeBarge, The Tubes and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 67th in the #pop chart.

A continuous mix of the top 20 US singles from Billboard's Hot 100 chart for the week ending July 9, 1983 in descending order from #20 to #1.

http://www.markbowenmixes.com/2017/07/us-top-20-singles-we-july-9-1983.html

Comments

Diagonals
Diagonals

1. Another incredible mix.
2. Damn you for getting Culture Club stuck in my head.

Oh, and this is the lamest thing ever, but I'd be interested in hearing a mix that takes place during the week I was born. All my mother played for me as a child was Top 20. I still have Phil Collins PTSD.

Mark Bowen

An expanded mix will be dedicated to you during that anniversary chart week. The scars inflicted by Phil Collins are hard won, but I'm told there may be a ointment for that. Sincere thanks, Diagonals!

seventyfive

I like your reasoning and am very curious to see and hear the results. The slow moving charts were one of the reasons that I chose to make my own selections from different ones on a monthly or quarterly rather than weekly basis. (Obviously, another reason was that I didn't want to include too many songs that I really don't like.) Having said that, I admire the rigorousness of your approach and the thought that goes into it.

seventyfive

So I guess the second British invasion had started by now? And Madness had top 10 success in the US? Those cocky cockney guys? Who knew?! A bunch of great songs here. I hadn't heard "Stand Back" in a while. Still like it a lot. Quite fond of "All This Love" too. Whatever happened to DeBarge? And yes, "Time (Clock of the Heart)"! Culture Club made so many catchy tunes and this is one of my favorites. I've noticed that you're not sticking to the 45 edits rule anymore. But then, by 1983, every hit had its 12 inch version, I suppose. Don't mind hearing the long "1999"-party at all, which is so much more rewarding than the heavily curtailed 45. Very enjoyable set, yet again.

Mark Bowen

Maddeningly, Madness are generally considered a one-hit wonder band here in the states (although their cover of "It Must Be Love" reached the lower ranks of the top 40). I have become somewhat resentful of "Our House" due to this mischaracterization (same goes for Dexy's and Spandau's one huge stateside hits). I nearly picked the DeBarge track as my favorite, so many great melody lines and chord modulations in that track - I really could have picked almost any track in this top 20 as a favorite, to be honest. And, yes, it was "Against The Wind" from the 1980 mix that forced me away from strictly 45 edits - that one is a truly unique 45 mix which I didn't own (but I have since ordered a copy, so I can use it for future chart mixes). I also realized I had painted myself into a corner with the strict rules, especially considering the US top 20 was often very slow moving - for instance, if I were to do an anniversary 1972 top 20 mix this week, there'd only be 2 song changes - so now I think it might be more interesting to choose from the various mixes available instead of a rigid regulated formula. This also adds more incentive for me to get a companion website running so i can differentiate which mixes are used for each specific mix. I'm probably overthinking all this, ha, but these chart mixes are so much fun to make.