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  1 Hooked On Classics 7   Jan 1982  
  The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was formed in 1946 and finally had a hit in 1982. Hooked On Classics was a dance medley of classical songs. The song was from album Hooked On Classics.  

  2 More Than Just The Two Of Us 26   Jan 1982  
  Sneaker  
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  Although More Than Just The Two Of Us was the only top 30 song by Sneaker, the group also released Don't Let Me In, which received minor pop and rock radio airplay. The song More Than Just The Two Of Us was from album Sneaker.  

  3 Keeping Our Love Alive 12     Jan 1982  
  Henry Paul Band  
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  Keeping Our Love Alive was the only rock top 20 hit for Henry Paul Band. The song was from album Henry Paul Band.  

  4 All Our Tomorrows 26   Feb 1982  
  Eddie Schwartz  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  All Our Tomorrows was by far the most popular song by songwriter Eddie Schwartz. The song was from album No Refuge.  

  5 Pac-Man Fever 29   Mar 1982  
  Buckner & Garcia  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Pac-Man Fever referred to a popular game during the video game craze in the early 80s. Although Pac-Man Fever was the only top 30 song by Buckner & Garcia, the group followed up with the minor radio played song Do The Donkey Kong, also about a video game. The song Pac-Man Fever was from album Pac-Man Fever.  

  6 Must Be The Music   Mar 1982  
  Secret Weapon  
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  Must Be The Music was the most popular song by Secret Weapon. The group also received slight radio play with other songs like DJ Man. Group leader Jerome Prister also had his own songs out. This song was from album Secret Weapon.  

  7 Take Off 2     Mar 1982  
  Bob & Doug McKenzie  
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  Take Off featured guest performer Geddy Lee from band Rush. While Take Off was the most popular song and a number 2 rock hit for Bob & Doug McKenzie, the duo received radio airplay with other novelty songs too, like The Twelve Days Of Christmas. The song Take Off was from album Great White North.  

  8 Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights) 19   Apr 1982  
  Le Roux  
    YouTube    
  Rock group Le Roux made the pop top 20 once with this song. The group received moderate album rock play with other songs. This song was from album Last Safe Place.  

  9 Chariots Of Fire - Titles 1   Apr 1982  
  Vangelis  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Chariots Of Fire, the theme of the movie, was the only top 20 song for Vangelis. Vangelis went on to join Jon Anderson of Yes as Jon And Vangelis. The duo hit the rock top 20 three times. Chariots Of Fire - Titles was written by Vangelis.  

  10 Genius Of Love   Apr 1982  
  Tom Tom Club  
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  Although Genius Of Love was the biggest pop song by Tom Tom Club, the group had a string of popular dance songs. In 1995, Mariah Carey borrowed from Genius Of Love on her number one song Fantasy. The song Genius Of Love was from album Tom Tom Club.  

  11 Right The First Time 16     Apr 1982  
  Gamma  
    YouTube    
  Right The First Time was a rock top 20 one hit wonder for Gamma. The group received moderate rock airplay with other songs, including the 1980 rock top 20 near miss I'm Alive. The group featured Ronnie Montrose. The song Right The First Time was from album Gamma 3.  

  12 I'll Drink To You 19     Apr 1982  
  Duke Jupiter  
    YouTube    
  I'll Drink To You was the most popular song and a number 19 rock hit for Duke Jupiter, whose second most popular song, Little Lady, was not nearly as famous. The song I'll Drink To You was from album Duke Jupiter 1.  

  13 Goin' Down 7   May 1982  
  Greg Guidry  
    YouTube    
  Although Goin' Down was the only top 20 hit by Greg Guidry, the follow-up, Into My Love, received minor radio airplay. The song Goin' Down was from album Over The Line.  

  14 I've Never Been To Me 4   May 1982  
  Charlene  
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  I've Never Been To Me was first released in 1977 and received minor radio play. The song was released again in 1982, and became a number 4 hit.
Although this was the only top 20 song by Charlene, she had a few other songs that received minor radio airplay including Used To Be, a duet with Stevie Wonder.
This song was from album I've Never Been To Me. This song was written by Ken Hirsch and Ron Miller.
 

  15 A Million Miles Away 15     May 1982  
  The Plimsouls  
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  A Million Miles Away was the only rock top 20 hit for The Plimsouls. A Million Miles Away was from the movie Valley Girls.  

  16 867-5309/Jenny 1 13   May 1982  
  Tommy Tutone  
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  867-5309/Jenny was the only top 20 pop song for Tommy Tutone. The song was also a number one rock song. In 1980, he previously made it to number 19 rock with Angel Say No. This song was from album Tommy Tutone 2.  

  17 I Know What Boys Like 18     May 1982  
  The Waitresses  
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  I Know What Boys Like was the only rock top 20 song for The Waitresses. Late in the same year, The Waitresses received extensive play with the song Christmas Wrapping. The song I Know What Boys Like was from album Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?.  

  18 Fantasy 1 27   May 1982  
  Aldo Nova  
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  Although Fantasy was by far the greatest hit by Aldo Nova, being his only top 30 song and only rock number one song, Aldo Nova had other rock top 20 hits like Monkey On Your Back. The song Fantasy was from album Aldo Nova.  

  19 Personally 3   Jun 1982  
  Karla Bonoff  
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  Although this remake of Personally was the only top 20 hit by Karla Bonoff, she had a few songs that received country and light radio play. This song was from album Wild Heart Of The Young.  

  20 What Do All The People Know 10     Jul 1982  
  The Monroes  
    YouTube    
  The rock top 20 hit What Do All The People Know was the only popular song by The Monroes, who suffered from a defunct record company.  

  21 I Want Candy 17     Jul 1982  
  Bow Wow Wow  
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  I Want Candy was a rock top 20 one hit wonder for Bow Wow Wow, a popular alternative and dance group. This song originally became famous as a 1965 number 11 hit for The Strangeloves.  

  22 Cutie Pie   Jul 1982  
  One Way  
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  Cutie Pie, with moderate pop music play, was the most popular song by Detroit soul and dance group One Way. The group had a string of soul hits. This song was from album Who's Foolin' Who.  

  23 Tainted Love 10 9   Jul 1982  
  Soft Cell  
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  Alternative and dance duo Soft Cell had its only top 20 hit with this song. One popular mix included a blend of the Soft Cell remake of Where Did Our Love Go, a 1964 number one song by The Supremes. The original Tainted Love was also from 1964, and performed then by Gloria Jones. Soft Cell song Tainted Love was from album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.  

  24 Love Plus One 20     Jul 1982  
  Haircut One Hundred  
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  Although Love Plus One was the greatest hit by Haircut One Hundred, and the group's only rock top 20 hit, Haircut One Hundred had two other songs that received minor radio play. The song Love Plus One was from album Pelican West.  

  25 If The Love Fits Wear It 26   Jul 1982  
  Leslie Pearl  
    YouTube    
  The top 30 song If The Love Fits Wear It was the only song by Leslie Pearl that received noticeable radio airplay. The song was from album Words & Music.  

  26 Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)   Aug 1982  
  Q-Feel  
    YouTube    
  Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) was the most popular song for dance duo Q-Feel. Another song, Heroes Never Die, also received slight airplay. In 1995, member Martin Page had a solo number 2 hit with In The House Of Stone And Light. The song Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) was from album Q-Feel. This song was written by Brian Fairweather and Martin Page.  

  27 Someday, Someway 18 20   Aug 1982  
  Marshall Crenshaw  
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  Marshall Crenshaw made the top 20 only once, but he had a second Rock Top 20 hit in 1983 with Whenever You're On My Mind. This song was written by Marshall Crenshaw.  

  28 Holdin' On 27   Sep 1982  
  Tane Cain  
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  Holdin' On was the only top 30 song for Tane Cain. She followed-up with My Time To Fly, which received slight radio airplay. The song Holdin' On was from album Tane Cain.  

  29 New World Man 1 26   Oct 1982  
  Rush  
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  Rush was a popular album rock band, with many number one songs. On the pop side, however, New World Man was the only song that made it, reaching number 26. The song was from album Signals.  

  30 You Don't Want Me Anymore 13 14   Oct 1982  
  Steel Breeze  
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  You Don't Want Me Anymore made both the pop and rock top 20 charts. Steel Breeze did not have another hit on either chart. The song was from album Steel Breeze.  

  31 Nobody 20   Nov 1982  
  Sylvia  
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  Although Nobody was the only top 20 hit by Sylvia, she had a string of popular country songs. This was not the same Sylvia that was with Mickey & Sylvia and had the number 5 hit Pillow Talk years earlier. The song Nobody was from album Just Sylvia.  

  32 Mickey 10   Nov 1982  
  Toni Basil  
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  Although this remake and redesign of 1979 Racey song Kitty was the only top 20 hit by Toni Basil, she had a few other dance songs, including the very popular dance song Over My Head.  

  33 I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World) 5 4   Dec 1982  
  Donald Fagen  
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  Donald Fagen was the lead singer of Steely Dan. This was his only solo hit. The song was from album The Nightfly.  


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1982 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Chariots Of Fire - Titles
 Vangelis
2Personally
 Karla Bonoff
3I've Never Been To Me
 Charlene
4I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)
 Donald Fagen
5Goin' Down
 Greg Guidry
6Hooked On Classics
 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
7Tainted Love
 Soft Cell
8867-5309/Jenny
 Tommy Tutone
9Mickey
 Toni Basil
10You Don't Want Me Anymore
 Steel Breeze
11Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)
 Le Roux
12Someday, Someway
 Marshall Crenshaw
13Nobody
 Sylvia
14All Our Tomorrows
 Eddie Schwartz
15More Than Just The Two Of Us
 Sneaker
16If The Love Fits Wear It
 Leslie Pearl
17Holdin' On
 Tane Cain
18New World Man
 Rush

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Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1982. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a super group like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1980 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.

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