US Top 40 Singles for the Week Ending February 19, 1983
There are three songs in the top 10 that moved up at least 10 spots to get there: “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson (who made the biggest jump from 23 to 6), “Do You Really Want To Hurt me” by Culture Club and “Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran. “Hungry Like The Wolf” was first released in early 1982 and didn’t even chart in the US but, thanks to MTV and the success of the song’s video, it was re-released later in the year and is climbing steadily.
Some recognizable songs that are on the verge of breaking into the top 40:
- “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runner
- “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby
- “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” by Night Ranger
- “Jeopardy” by The Greg Kihn Band.
To see how things got to this point, check out the post, Music Monday for the Week of February 12.