Friday, November 01, 2013

88 Rewind. A fill-in. 10/26/13

"What the fuck is 88 Rewind," you are asking yourself...

"88 Rewound" counts down the hits from a week in the past (50s, 60s, 70s or 80s), as they appeared on a local radio survey.


RPM Canada's National Top 25 from January 26, 1980.


25. Streetheart - "Under My Thumb"

24. Frank Mills - "Peter Piper"
23. Joe Jackson - "I'm the Man"
22. The Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star"
21. Michael Jackson - "Rock With You"
20. Blondie - "Dreaming"
19. Stevie Wonder - "Send One Your Love"
18. Pablo Cruise - "I Want You Tonight"
17. Cheap Trick - "Dream Police"
16. The Commodores - "Still"

15. Supertramp - "Take the Long Way Home"

14. Foreigner - "Head Games"
13. Jefferson Starship - "Jane"
12. Kenny Rogers - "Coward of the County"
11. The Eagles - "The Long Run"

10. The Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays"
9. Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)"
8. Cliff Richard - "We Don't Talk Anymore"
7. The Little River Band - "Cool Change"
6. Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"

5. Styx - "Babe"
4. KC & the Sunshine Band - "Please Don't Go"
3. Tom Petty & the Heart Breakers - "Don't Do Me Like That"
2. The Police - "Message in a Bottle"

#1 on January 26th, 1980 across Canada was...

1. The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"

It was the first time a rap song went to #1 in any country in the world. Much like other paradigm shifting occurences, once this moment happens pop music completely changes though we didn't recognize the moment as such at the time.