#1 This Week: Let’s Get Physical [VIDEO]
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January 9, 1982
The fitness craze was in full swing with the help of Jane Fonda’s successful workout videos and pop music was reflecting the times. Plus with MTV pumping out videos 24/7 you couldn’t help but get caught up in the visual aspect of songs you heard on the radio.
The top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 this week had a little bit of everything-including Rocker Rod Stewards’ poppy “Young Turks” (#5), Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (#4), Earth, Wind & Fire with the dance hit, “Let’s Groove” (#3) and a power ballad from rock group Foreigner, “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (#2).
We said goodbye to it in 1981 and kicked off the new year with it in 1982. This song stayed at #1 for 10 weeks in a row. Because of this, it would become the biggest song of the 1980’s.
Up to this point, the only other song with a longer run at #1 was “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley.
Let’s pull up the leg warmers, strap on the head band and get “Physical” with the #1 song this week in 1982 from Olivia Newton-John.