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After The Fire - Der Kommissar

"Der Kommissar" is a song written by Robert Ponger and Falco and recorded by Austrian artist Falco in 1981. In mid-1982, the British rock band After the Fire recorded an English version, also called "Der Kommissar", and released it as a single, but the record floundered. Then the After the Fire version finally hit the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 22 February 1983 and peaked at No. 5.

Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

"Mexican Radio" is a song by American new wave band Wall of Voodoo. It was released on their 1982 album Call of the West and was released as a single in early 1983. The song peaked to No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like

"I Know What Boys Like" is a song written by guitarist Chris Butler in 1978. When he formed the band The Waitresses the band recorded the song for its debut album, Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?, released in 1982. It was released as a single from the album and peaked at number 62 the week of May 29, 1982 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Billy Idol - Hot In The City

"Hot in the City" is a 1982 song by Billy Idol, released on his self-titled album. It charted at No. 23 in the US[1] and No. 58 in the UK. The song was used in the film Big, starring Tom Hanks, and in the intro of Booker, the TV series spin-off of 21 Jump Street (1988).

Falco - Der Kommissar

"Der Kommissar" (The Commissioner) is a song by Austrian artist Falco, recorded in 1981. It was released as side B of "Helden Von Heute (Alles Wartet Auf) (Today's Heroes)". The song reached No. 1 in German-speaking countries in January 1982.

Laura Branigan - Gloria

"Gloria" is a 1979 love song written and composed in Italian by Umberto Tozzi and Giancarlo Bigazzi, and afterwards translated to English by Jonathan King. The 1982 cover version by American singer Laura Branigan peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Asia - Heat of the Moment

"Heat of the Moment" is the first single released by English progressive rock supergroup Asia from their 1982 eponymous debut album. The song peaked number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

America - You Can Do Magic

"You Can Do Magic" is a song by singer-songwriter Russ Ballard that was recorded as a 1982 single by folk rock duo America from their album View from the Ground. The song reached No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100 on October 1982.

Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me

"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" is a song written and recorded by the British new wave band Culture Club. Released as a single in September 1982 from the group's platinum-selling debut album Kissing to Be Clever, it was the band's first UK No. 1 hit. In the United States the single was released in November 1982 and also became a huge hit, reaching No. 2 for three weeks.

Charly García - Yo No Quiero Volverme Tan Loco

"Yo No Quiero Volverme Tan Loco"  ("I don't want to go that crazy") is a song from angentinian singer and composer  Charly García, included on his debuted as a soloist "Pubis Angelical" ("Angelical Pubis") in 1982.

Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang

"Back on the Chain Gang" is a song written by Chrissie Hynde and originally recorded by her band the Pretenders, and released as a single by Sire Records in September 1982. The song also was released on The King of Comedy soundtrack album in March 1983 and later was included on the Pretenders' next album, Learning to Crawl, in January 1984. The song reached No. 5 on the Hot 100, becoming the band's biggest hit in the U.S.

Paul McCartney ft. Stevie Wonder - Ebony and Ivory

"Ebony and Ivory" is a song that was released in 1982 as a single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was issued on 29 March that year as the lead single from McCartney's album Tug of War. The single reached number one on both the UK and the US charts and was among the top-selling singles of 1982 in the US.

Toto - Rosanna

"Rosanna" is a song written by David Paich and performed by the American rock band Toto, the opening track and the first single from their 1982 album Toto IV. This song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 1983 ceremony. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks.

The Clash - Rock the Casbah

"Rock the Casbah" is a song by the English punk rock band The Clash, released in 1982. The song was released as the second single from their fifth album, Combat Rock. It reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US.

Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz

"Puttin' On the Ritz" is a song written by Irving Berlin. He wrote it in May 1927 and first published it on December 2, 1929. In 1982, singer Taco released a synth-pop cover version of "Puttin' On the Ritz" as a single from his album After Eight, released on Polydor of Germany. The single was accompanied by a music video, the original version of which contains characters in blackface and has since been banned from many networks. The single was a global hit, reaching No. 1 on Cashbox as well as No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better

"Even the Nights Are Better" is the title of a popular song from 1982 by the British/Australian soft rock duo Air Supply, from their 1982 album Now and Forever. Released as a single in mid-1982.

Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry

"Hard to Say I'm Sorry" is a song by American rock group Chicago. It was written by lead singer Peter Cetera and producer David Foster, and released on May 17, 1982 as the lead single from the album Chicago 16.

Cheap Trick - If You Want My Love

Cheap Trick - If You Want My Love

Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

I Want Candy is a compilation album by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow, released in May 1982 by RCA Records.

The Cars - Shake It Up

"Shake It Up" is a song by American rock band the Cars from their fourth studio album of the same name (1981). It was released on November 9, 1981, as the album's lead single. The song became one of the Cars' most popular songs, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

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