1982 Number 2 Hits

Here is 1982's list of those songs which, great though they were, couldn't quite make it to number 1 in the UK singles chart.  One or two could be argued as travesties, step forward Renee & Renato... well OK only the one this year.  Mmm...

Song at Number 2 Week Ending Song at Number 1
Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home 02/01/1982 Human League - Don't You Want Me
Stranglers - Golden Brown 13/02/1982 The Jam - Town Called Malice / Precious
20/02/1982
Toni Basil - Mickey 06/03/1982 Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
13/03/1982
Imagination - Just An Illusion 03/04/1982 Goombay Dance Band - Seven Tears
Chas & Dave - Ain't No Pleasing You 17/04/1982 Bucks Fizz - My Camera Never Lies
Bardo - One Step Further 01/05/1982 Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder - Ebony And Ivory
England World Cup Squad - This Time (We'll Get It Right) 08/05/1982
Yazoo - Only You 22/05/1982 Nicole - A Little Peace
Soft Cell - Torch 19/06/1982 Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra 10/07/1982 Captain Sensible - Happy Talk
17/07/1982 Irene Cara - Fame
Trio - Da Da Da 24/07/1982
Duran Duran - Save A Prayer 11/09/1982 Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Dire Straits - Private Investigations 18/09/1982
The Jam - The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) 25/09/1982
02/10/1982 Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
Fat Larrys Band - Zoom 09/10/1982
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy 30/10/1982 Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker 13/11/1982 Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance
20/11/1982
Human League - Mirror Man 27/11/1982
04/12/1982 The Jam - Beat Surrender
11/12/1982
Shakin' Stevens - The Shakin' Stevens EP 25/12/1982 Renee & Renato - Save Your Love

Leave a Reply