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1982 in music
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1982 in music

See also: 1981 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in music, 1980s in music and the list of 'years in music'

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Albums released
3 Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles
4 Other significant singles of the year
5 Published popular music
6 Classical music
7 Opera
8 Musical theater
9 Musical films
10 Musical television
11 Births
12 Deaths
13 Awards

Events

Albums released

Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles

US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)

"Physical" - Olivia Newton-John (6 weeks in 1981 + 4 weeks in1982)
"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" - Daryl Hall & John Oates; (1)
"Centerfold" - J. Geils Band (6)
"I Love Rock 'N Roll" - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; (7) best selling single of the year
"Chariots of Fire Theme" - Vangelis (1)
"Ebony And Ivory" - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (7)
"Don't You Want Me" - Human League (3)
"Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor (6)
"Abracadabra" - Steve Miller Band (2)
"Hard To Say I'm Sorry" - Chicago (2)
"Jack And Diane" - John Cougar (4)
"Who Can It Be Now?" - Men at Work (1)
"Up Where We Belong" - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes (3)
"Truly" - Lionel Richie (2)
"Mickey" - Toni Basil (1)
"Maneater" - Daryl Hall & John Oates; (2 weeks in 1982 + 2 weeks in 1983)
Or see: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1982

"Don't You Want Me" - Human League (3 weeks in 1981 + 2 weeks in (1982)
"The Land Of Make Believe" - Bucks Fizz (2)
"Oh Julie" - Shakin' Stevens (1)
"The Model/Computer Love" - Kraftwerk (1)
"Town Called Malice" - The Jam (3)
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - Tight Fit (3)
"Seven Tears" - Goombay Dance Band (3)
"My Camera Never Lies" - Bucks Fizz (1)
"Ebony And Ivory" - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (3)
"A Little Peace" - Nicole (2)
"House Of Fun" - Madness (2)
"Goody Two Shoes" - Adam Ant (2)
"I've Never Been To Me" - Charlene (1)
"Happy Talk" - Captain Sensible (2)
"Fame" - Irene Cara (3)
"Come On Eileen" - Dexy's Midnight Runners (4 best selling single of the year)
"Eye Of The Tiger" - Survivor (4)
"Pass The Dutchie" - Musical Youth (3)
"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" - Culture Club (3)
"I Don't Wanna Dance" - Eddy Grant (3)
"Beat Surrender" - The Jam (2)
"Save Your Love" - Renee & Renato; (2 weeks in 1982 + 2 weeks in 1983)

Other significant singles of the year

Published popular music

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Musical television

Births

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest