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Updated on February 14, 2011

Welcome to the Baby Boomer Chronicles, the other BBC. I created this as I have a sentimental and nostalgic side to my nature. While my focus is on the Baby Boomer generation, born during 1946-1964. If you come either late or early to the party, welcome all the same. For me, like many others, great songs mark milestones in time’s passage as a part of life’s journey. When ever a song appeared at the ‘top of the charts’, I usually knew what going on in the world and in my life for during that particular time period. I put up a classic music nugget or two and hope that your memory is jogged in such a way, as mine always is. We will focus on music from year 1960-1989. For me, much earlier, I do not remember well, and after about 1990, my feelings about popular music were akin to those of my parents about the rock and roll era. They still look for that ‘Doggie in the Window’. This focuses primarily on popular music. In any case, let your tastes and imagination take you to ever greater heights. This may well be your catalyst.

"You see, we can move freely within the first 3 dimensions, but within the 4thdimension, time, we are all prisoners".


"Heat of the Moment" by Asia

 No apologies necessary, I guess I just liked the song.....

"Kids of America" by Kim Wilde

This is a great song. Disco is truly dead, that unique and distinctive 80's sound is coming to the forefront.

Top Pop 1982

01. Physical » Olivia Newton-John
02. Eye Of The Tiger » Survivor
03. I Love Rock N' Roll » Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
04. Ebony And Ivory » Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
05. Centerfold » J. Geils Band
06. Don't You Want Me » Human League
07. Jack And Diane » John Cougar
08. Hurts So Good » John Cougar
09. Abracadabra » Steve Miller Band
10. Hard To Say I'm Sorry » Chicago
11. Tainted Love » Soft Cell
12. Chariots Of Fire » Vangelis
13. Harden My Heart » Quarterflash
14. Rosanna » Toto
15. I Can't Go For That » Daryl Hall & John Oates
16. 867-5309 (Jenny) » Tommy Tutone
17. Key Largo » Bertie Higgins
18. You Should Hear How She Talks About You » Melissa Manchester
19. Waiting For A Girl Like You » Foreigner
20. Don't Talk To Strangers » Rick Springfield
21. The Sweetest Thing » Juice Newton
22. Always On My Mind » Willie Nelson
23. Shake It Up » Cars
24. Let It Whip » Dazz Band
25. We Got The Beat » Go-Go's
26. The Other Woman » Ray Parker Jr.
27. Turn Your Love Around » George Benson
28. Sweet Dreams » Air Supply
29. Only The Lonely » Motels
30. Who Can It Be Now? » Men At Work
31. Hold Me » Fleetwood Mac
32. Eye In The Sky » Alan Parsons Project
33. Let's Groove » Earth, Wind & Fire
34. Open Arms » Journey
35. Leader Of The Band » Dan Fogelberg
36. Leather And Lace » Stevie Nicks & Don Henley
37. Even The Nights Are Better » Air Supply
38. I've Never Been To Me » Charlene
39. '65 Love Affair » Paul Davis
40. Heat Of The Moment » Asia
41. Take It Easy On Me » Little River Band
42. Pac-man Fever » Buckner & Garcia
43. That Girl » Stevie Wonder
44. Private Eyes » Daryl Hall & John Oates
45. Trouble » Lindsey Buckingham
46. Making Love » Roberta Flack
47. Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me » Juice Newton
48. Young Turks » Rod Stewart
49. Freeze-frame » J. Geils Band
50. Keep The Fire Burnin' » REO Speedwagon
51. Do You Believe In Love » Huey Lewis & The News
52. Cool Night » Paul Davis
53. Caught Up In You » 38 Special
54. Why Do Fools Fall In Love? » Diana Ross
55. Love In The First Degree » Alabama
56. Hooked On Classics » Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
57. Wasted On The Way » Crosby, Stills & Nash
58. Think I'm In Love » Eddie Money
59. Love Is In Control » Donna Summer
60. Personally » Karla Bonoff
61. Owe Hundred Ways » Quincy Jones
62. Blue Eyes » Elton John
63. Our Lips Are Sealed » Go-Go's
64. You Could Have Been Wih Me » Sheena Easton
65. You Can Do Magic » America
66. Did It In A Minute » Daryl Hall & John Oates
67. I Ran » A Flock Of Seagulls
68. Somebody's Baby » Jackson Browne
69. Oh No » Commodores
70. Take It Away » Paul McCartney
71. It's Gonna Take A Miracle » Deneice Williams
72. Love Will Turn You Around » Kenny Rogers
73. Don't Stop Bellevin' » Journey
74. Comin' In And Out Of Your Life » Barbra Streisand
75. Gloria » Laura Branigan
76. Empty Garden » Elton John
77. Yesterday's Songs » Neil Diamond
78. Crimson And Clover » Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
79. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic » Police
80. Here I Am » Air Supply
81. I Keep Forgettin' » Michael Mcdonald
82. Get Down On It » Kool & The Gang
83. Any Day Now » Ronnie Milsap
84. Make A Move On Me » Olivia Newton-John
85. Take My Heart » Kool & The Gang
86. Mirror Mirror » Diana Ross
87. Vacation » Go-Go's
88. (Oh) Pretty Woman » Van Halen
89. Should I Do It » Pointer Sisters
90. Hot In The City » Billy Idol
91. Kids In America » Kim Wilde
92. Man On Your Mind » Little River Band
93. What's Forever For » Michael Murphy
94. Waiting On A Friend » Rolling Stones
95. Do I Do » Stevie Wonder
96. Working For The Weekend » Loverboy
97. Goin' Down » Greg Guidry
98. Arthur's Theme » Christopher Cross
99. Through The Years » Kenny Rogers
100. Edge Of Seventeen » Stevie Nicks

Was the 1982 thing good for you?


You have to think about 1982 Without looking it up in Wikipedia, which events do you remember? Review in your mind by month by month and see which events come to mind. I do that here and I promise not to cheat....

I know the news stories that got my attention: Not much this time

1. March, 1982 John Belushi died of a drug overdose.


July, 1982: Back to work with the Feds, I am Montana bound.

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