Top 100 Singles of 1982 in Canada

joan jett - i love rock and rollAccording to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1982 in Canada was “I Love Rock and Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. It was a cover of the original 1975 song by Arrows. One dozen songs on the year-end top 100 chart below are from Canadian artists, three of which are from Chilliwack. Canadian entries have been bolded in red. The top Canadian song was “New World Man” by Rush. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
2 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
3 Ebony and Ivory P. McCartney/S. Wonder
4 Centerfold J. Geils Band
5 Abracadabra Steve Miller Band
6 I’ve Never Been To Me Charlene
7 Tainted Love Soft Cell
8 Don’t You Want Me Human League
9 Hard To Say I’m Sorry Chicago
10 Hurts So Good John Cougar
11 Down Under Men At Work
12 Our Lips Are Sealed Go-Go’s
13 Body Language Queen
14 Gloria Laura Branigan
15 Physical Olivia Newton-John
16 I Can’t Go For That Daryl Hall & John Oates
17 The Look Of Love ABC
18 New World Man Rush
19 Jack & Diane John Cougar
20 867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone
21 Open Arms Journey
22 Freeze Frame J. Geils Band
23 Up Where We Belong J. Cocker/J. Warnes
24 Heart Attack Olivia Newton-John
25 Da Da Da Trio
26 Young Turks Rod Stewart
27 Rosanna Toto
28 Tonight I’m Yours Rod Stewart
29 Key Largo Bertie Higgins
30 Dirty Laundry Don Henley
31 Eye In The Sky Alan Parsons Project
32 We Got The Beat Go-Go’s
33 Don’t Talk To Strangers Rick Springfield
34 Eyes Of A Stranger Payolas
35 Maneater Daryl Hall & John Oates
36 Love Is In Control Donna Summer
37 Crimson & Clover Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
38 Truly Lionel Richie
39 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
40 Hold On Santana
41 Under Pressure Queen
42 Your Daddy Don’t Know Toronto
43 Going To A Go-Go Rolling Stones
44 Letting Go Straight Lines
45 You Should Hear How She Talks Melissa Manchester
46 Make A Move On Me Olivia Newton-John
47 Heat Of The Moment Asia
48 It’s Raining Again Supertramp
49 Blue Eyes Elton John
50 Let’s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
51 Pretty Woman Van Halen
52 Steppin’ Out Joe Jackson
53 The Other Woman Ray Parker Jr.
54 Homosapien Pete Shelley
55 Heartlight Neil Diamond
56 Shake It Up The Cars
57 Who Can It Be Now Men At Work
58 Six Months In A Leaky Boat Split Enz
59 Nobody Sylvia
60 Oh No Commodores
61 The Girl Is Mine M. Jackson/P. McCartney
62 Even The Nights Are Better Air Supply
63 Mickey Toni Basil
64 Athena The Who
65 Rock This Town Stray Cats
66 You Can’t Hurry Love Phil Collins
67 My Girl (Gone Gone Gone) Chilliwack
68 Emoty Garden Elton John
69 Only Time Will Tell Asia
70 Always On My Mind Willie Nelson
71 Love’s Been Hard On Me Juice Newton
72 Johnny Are You Queer Josie Cotton
73 Do You Wanna Touch Me Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
74 I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton
75 Caught Up In You 38 Special
76 Don’t Fight It K. Loggins/S. Perry
77 Pressure Billy Joel
78 I Believe Chilliwack
79 Enough Is Enough April Wine
80 Abacab Genesis
81 Love Will Turn You Around Kenny Rogers
82 Watcha Gonna Do Chilliwack
83 Trouble Lindsey Buckingham
84 Only The Lonely Motels
85 Let’s Get It Up AC/DC
86 Love Plus One Haircut One Hundred
87 Dancing In The Street Van Halen
88 Keep The Fire Burnin’ Reo Speedwagon
89 Shock The Monkey Peter Gabriel
90 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac
91 Take It Easy On Me Little River Band
92 Pac-Man Fever Buckner & Garcia
93 Harden My Heart Quarterflash
94 Did It In A Minute Daryl Hall & John Oates
95 Start Tellin’ The Truth Toronto
96 ’65 Love Affair Paul Davis
97 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) David Bowie
98 Fantasy Aldo Nova
99 Don’t It Make Ya Feel Headpins
100 Nova Heart Spoons
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