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List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1982 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1982.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1982
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Singles from 1981
December 12 "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)" Juice Newton 1 January 30 11
December 19 "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World" Ronnie Milsap 3 January 30 9
December 26 "Cool Night" Paul Davis 2 February 7 10
Singles from 1982
January 9 "Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight" Eddie Rabbitt 10 January 9 5
January 16 "She's Got a Way" Billy Joel 4 February 7 7
"Leader of the Band" Dan Fogelberg 1 February 7 8
January 30 "You Could Have Been with Me" Sheena Easton 6 February 13 6
February 6 "Somewhere Down the Road" Barry Manilow 1 February 20 7
"Through the Years" Kenny Rogers 1 March 6 8
February 13 "Sweet Dreams" Air Supply 4 February 27 5
February 20 "Love in the First Degree" Alabama 5 February 27 6
February 27 "Key Largo" Bertie Higgins 1 March 20 7
"Open Arms" Journey 7 March 20 6
March 6 "Chariots of Fire" Vangelis 1 April 3 11
"When All Is Said and Done" ABBA 10 March 6 2
March 13 "One Hundred Ways" Quincy Jones & James Ingram 5 March 27 7
"Daddy's Home" Cliff Richard 3 March 27 4
March 20 "On the Way to the Sky" Neil Diamond 4 March 27 5
"My Guy" Sister Sledge 2 April 17 7
March 27 "Shanghai Breezes" John Denver 1 May 8 10
April 3 "Make a Move on Me" Olivia Newton-John 6 April 17 6
"Memory" Barbara Streisand 9 April 10 3
April 10 "'65 Love Affair" Paul Davis 5 May 1 6
"That Girl" Stevie Wonder 10 April 10 2
April 17 "Always on My Mind" Willie Nelson 2 May 8 12
April 24 "I've Never Been to Me" Charlene 7 May 1 5
"Let's Hang On!" Barry Manilow 6 May 8 5
"Ebony and Ivory" Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder 1 May 15 10
May 1 "Run for the Roses" Dan Fogelberg 3 May 22 6
May 8 "Making Love" Roberta Flack 7 May 29 6
May 15 "Wake Up Little Susie" Simon & Garfunkel 5 May 22 4
May 22 "Friends in Love" Dionne Warwick & Johnny Mathis 5 June 12 5
"Any Day Now" Ronnie Milsap 1 June 19 12
May 29 "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me" Juice Newton 4 July 3 9
"I Don't Know Where to Start" Eddie Rabbitt 9 May 29 4
June 5 "Be Mine Tonight" Neil Diamond 2 June 26 7
June 12 "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" Deniece Williams 6 June 26 5
"Personally" Karla Bonoff 3 July 3 7
June 19 "Take Me Down" Alabama 5 July 31 8
June 26 "Even the Nights are Better" Air Supply 1 July 24 9
"Just Another Day in Paradise" Bertie Higgins 10 June 26 2
July 3 "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" Chicago 1 August 21 14
July 10 "Wasted on the Way" Crosby, Stills & Nash 2 August 21 13
"If the Love Fits Wear It" Leslie Pearl 7 July 31 6
July 17 "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" Melissa Manchester 10 July 17 3
July 24 "Love Will Turn You Around" Kenny Rogers 1 September 25 12
July 31 "Route 101" Herb Alpert 4 August 28 8
"Hold Me" Fleetwood Mac 7 August 21 7
August 7 "Take It Away" Paul McCartney 6 August 28 8
August 14 "Blue Eyes" Elton John 1 September 11 11
"American Music" The Pointer Sisters 9 August 21 4
August 21 "What's Forever For" Michael Martin Murphey 4 September 25 8
August 28 "Eye in the Sky" The Alan Parsons Project 3 October 2 9
September 11 "I'm the One" Roberta Flack 10 September 11 3
September 18 "You Can Do Magic" America 5 October 9 7
September 25 "Break It to Me Gently" Juice Newton 1 October 9 7
October 2 "The One You Love" Glenn Frey 2 October 30 9
"Heartlight" Neil Diamond 1 October 23 8
October 9 "Up Where We Belong" Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 3 October 30 9
"I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" Michael McDonald 8 October 23 4
October 16 "Nobody" Sylvia 5 October 30 5
"Gypsy" Fleetwood Mac 9 October 23 5
October 30 "Heartbreaker" Dionne Warwick 1 December 18 12
"Southern Cross" Crosby, Stills & Nash 6 November 20 6
November 6 "Truly" Lionel Richie 1 November 20 10
"On the Wings of Love" Jeffrey Osborne 7 December 11 7
November 13 "Love Me Tomorrow" Chicago 8 November 13 3
November 20 "The Girl Is Mine" Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney 1 December 25 10
"Steppin' Out" Joe Jackson 4 December 11 8
November 27 "Missing You" Dan Fogelberg 6 December 11 4
December 4 "It's Raining Again" Supertramp 5 December 11 7
"A Love Song" Kenny Rogers 10 December 4 2
December 11 "I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)" Donald Fagen 8 December 11 5

1981 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1982 which peaked in 1981
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November 14 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" Diana Ross 2 December 5 9
November 21 "Yesterday's Songs" Neil Diamond 1 December 19 11
November 28 "Castle in the Air" Don McLean 7 December 26 7
December 5 "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" Barbara Streisand 2 December 26 12
"Turn Your Love Around" George Benson 9 December 19 9
December 19 "Hooked on Classics" Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 8 December 26 6
December 26 "Leather and Lace" Stevie Nicks & Don Henley 10 December 26 2

1983 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1982 which peaked in 1983
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December 11 "You and I" Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle 2 January 15 11
December 18 "Africa" Toto 5 January 22 9
December 25 "Baby, Come to Me" Patti Austin & James Ingram 1 January 22 10
"Two Less Lonely People in the World" Air Supply 4 January 15 6

See also[edit]

  • List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1982 (U.S.)

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