Sunday, April 8, 2018

Cash Box Top 100 #1 Singles 1980-1989

Cash Box was a music industry trade magazine that was published as a print magazine between 1942 and 1996, but has been mostly an online publication in recent years. Among other things, the magazine published weekly lists of the top singles in multiple musical genres, using slightly different methodology than that used by the better known Billboard magazine and generating somewhat different results. Looking at the lists of the two magazines side-by-side, it is difficult to find a strong pattern to explain the differences. Cash Box seems to have slightly more R&B on their list, and more dance and alternative music, but I can't be sure that those are actual thematic differences or if they are just guesses on my part. Although this list and the list of #1 hits from Billboard have a lot of overlap, there are a sufficient number of differences that this makes an interesting counterpoint.

So, here they are: All the Top 100 #1 Singles from Cash Box magazine in chronological order for the years 1980 through 1989:

04/23/18: Escape (The Piña Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes (12/22/79 through 01/05/80)
04/30/18: Rock with You by Michael Jackson (01/12/80 through 01/26/80)
05/21/18: Do That to Me One More Time by Captain and Tennille (02/02/80)
05/28/18: Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers (02/09/80)
06/04/18: Cruisin' by Smokey Robinson (02/16/80)
06/11/18: Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen (02/23/80 through 03/08/80)
06/25/18: Longer by Dan Fogelberg (03/15/80)
04/16/18: Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd (03/22/80 through 04/05/80)
07/23/18: Call Me by Blondie (04/12/80 through 05/24/80)
08/13/18: Funkytown by Lipps, Inc. (05/31/80 through 06/28/80)
09/10/18: The Rose by Bette Midler (07/05/80)
09/17/18: It's Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel (07/12/80 through 07/26/80)
10/08/18: Magic by Olivia Newton-John (08/02/80 through 08/16/80)
10/22/18: Take Your Time (Do It Right) by the S.O.S. Band (08/23/80)
11/05/18: Sailing by Christopher Cross (08/30/80 through 09/06/80)
11/19/18: Upside Down by Diana Ross (09/13/80 through 09/27/80)
12/10/18: Another One Bites the Dust by Queen (10/04/80 through 10/25/80)
12/17/18: Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand (11/04/80 through 11/08/80)
12/31/18: Lady by Kenny Rogers (11/15/80 through 11/29/80 and 12/20/80)
01/14/19: Master Blaster (Jammin') by Stevie Wonder (12/06/80 through 12/13/80)
01/21/19: (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon (12/27/80 through 01/24/81)
12/24/18: The Tide Is High by Blondie (01/31/81 through 02/07/81)
02/18/19: Celebration by Kool and the Gang (02/14/81)
02/25/19: I Love a Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbitt (02/21/81)
03/04/19: 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton (02/28/81)
03/18/19: Keep on Lovin' You by REO Speedwagon (03/07/81)
02/11/19: Woman by John Lennon (03/14/81 through 03/21/81)
04/01/19: Rapture by Blondie (03/28/81 through 04/04/81)
04/15/19: Kiss On My List by Hall and Oates (04/11/81 through 04/25/81)
04/29/19: Morning Train (Nine to Five) by Sheena Easton (04/18/81 through 05/16/81)
05/20/19: Being with You by Smokey Robinson (05/23/18)
05/13/19: Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes (05/30/81 through 06/13/81 and 07/04/81 through 07/11/81)
05/27/19: Stars on 45 Medley by Stars on 45 (06/20/81 through 06/27/81)
06/17/19: The One That You Love by Air Supply (07/18/81)
06/24/19: Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield (07/25/81)
07/01/19: Elvira by the Oak Ridge Boys (08/01/81)
07/15/19: Theme from the Greatest American Hero by Joey Scarbury (08/08/81)
07/22/19: Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (08/15/81 through 10/10/81)
08/26/19: Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) by Christopher Cross (10/17/81 through 11/07/81)
09/02/19: Private Eyes by Hall and Oates (11/14/81)
09/16/19: Physical by Olivia Newton-John (11/21/81 through 01/09/82)
10/14/19: I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) by Hall and Oates (01/16/82 through 01/23/82)
10/28/19: Centerfold by the J. Geils Band (01/30/82 through 03/06/82)
11/25/19: Open Arms by Journey (03/13/82)
12/02/19: I Love Rock 'n Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (03/20/82 through 03/27/82 and 04/10/82 through 04/24/82)
12/16/19: That Girl by Stevie Wonder (04/03/82)
01/06/20: Chariots of Fire by Vangelis (05/01/82 through 05/08/82)
12/30/19: Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder (05/15/82 through 06/19/82)
09/30/19: Don't You Want Me by the Human League (06/26/82 through 07/17/82)
02/24/20: Hurt So Good by John Mellencamp (07/24/82)
03/02/20: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (07/31/82 through 08/21/82)
03/16/20: Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band (08/28/82 and 09/25/82)
03/30/20: Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp (10/02/82 through 10/16/82)
04/20/20: Who Can It Be Now? by Men at Work (10/23/82 through 10/30/82)
04/27/20: Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (11/06/82 through 11/20/82)
05/11/20: Gloria by Laura Branigan (11/27/82)
05/18/20: Truly by Lionel Richie (12/04/82 through 12/11/82)
06/15/20: Maneater by Hall and Oates (12/18/82 through 01/15/83)
06/29/20: Down Under by Men at Work (01/22/83 through 02/19/83)
04/13/20: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me by Culture Club (02/26/83 through 03/05/83)
07/27/20: Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (03/12/83 through 04/16/83)
03/09/20: Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners (04/23/83)
08/24/20: Mr. Roboto by Styx (04/30/83)
08/10/20: Beat It by Michael Jackson (05/07/83 through 05/14/83)
08/17/20: Let's Dance by David Bowie (05/21/83)
09/14/20: Flashdance . . . What a Feeling by Irene Cara (05/28/83 through 07/02/83)
10/05/20: Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant (07/09/83)
09/21/20: Every Breath You Take by the Police (07/16/83 through 08/27/83)

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics (09/03/83 through 09/10/83)
Puttin' On the Ritz by Taco (09/17/83 through 09/24/83)
The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats (10/01/83)

08/21/17: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler (10/08/83 through 10/29/83)

Islands in the Stream by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (11/05/83 through 11/12/83)
All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie (11/19/83 through 12/03/83)
Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson (12/10/83 through 12/24/83)
Union of the Snake by Duran Duran (12/31/83 through 01/14/84)
Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes (01/21/84 through 01/28/84)
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club (02/04/84 through 02/18/84)
Jump by Van Halen (02/25/84 through 03/03/84)
99 Luftballons by Nena (03/10/84)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper (03/17/84 through 03/24/84)
Footloose by Kenny Loggins (03/31/84 through 04/14/84)
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by Phil Collins (04/21/84 through 05/05/84)
Hello by Lionel Richie (05/12/84 through 05/19/84)
Let's Hear It for the Boy by Denice Williams (05/26/84 through 06/02/84)
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper (06/09/84)
The Reflex by Duran Duran (06/16/84 through 06/23/84)
Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springstein (06/30/84 through 07/07/84)
When Doves Cry by Prince (07/14/84 through 08/04/84)
Ghostbusters by Ray Parker, Jr. (08/11/84 through 08/18/84)
What's Love Got to Do With It by Tina Turner (08/25/84 through 09/08/84)
Missing You by John Waite (09/15/84 through 09/22/84)
Let's Go Crazy by Prince (09/29/84 through 10/06/84)
I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder (10/13/84 through 11/03/84)
Purple Rain by Prince (11/10/84 through 11/24/84)
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham! (11/24/84 through 12/01/84)
I Feel for You by Chaka Khan (12/08/84)
Wild Boys by Duran Duran (12/15/84 through 12/22/84)
Like a Virgin by Madonna (12/29/84 through 01/26/85)
I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner (02/02/85)
Easy Lover by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins (02/09/85)
Careless Whisper by Wham! (02/16/85 through 03/02/85)
I Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon (03/09/85 through 03/23/85)
Material Girl by Madonna (03/30/85)
One More Night by Phil Collins (04/06/85)
We Are the World by USA for Africa (04/13/85 through 05/11/85)
Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds (05/18/85 through 05/25/85)
Everything She Wants by Wham! (06/01/85)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears (06/08/85 through 06/15/85)
Heaven by Bryan Adams (06/22/85)
Sussudio by Phil Collins (06/26/85 through 07/06/85)
A View to a Kill by Duran Duran (07/13/85)
Raspberry Beret by Prince (07/20/85)
Every Time You Go Away by Paul Young (07/27/85 through 08/03/85)
Shout by Tears for Fears (08/10/85 through 08/17/85)
The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News (08/24/85 through 08/31/85)
St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr (09/07/85 through 09/14/85)
Money for Nothing by Dire Straits (09/21/85 through 10/12/18)
Take On Me by A-Ha (10/19/85 through 10/26/85)
Part-Time Lover by Stevie Wonder (11/02/85)
Miami Vice Theme by Jan Hammer (11/09/85)
We Built This City by Starship (11/16/85 through 11/23/85)
Separate Lives by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin (11/30/85)
Broken Wings by Mr. Mister (12/07/85 through 12/14/85)
Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie (12/21/85 through 01/18/86)
That's What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick and Friends (01/25/86 through 02/08/86)
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going by Bill Ocean (02/15/86)
How Will I Know by Whitney Houston (02/22/86)
Kyrie by Mr. Mister (03/01/86 through 03/08/86)
Sara by Starship (03/15/86)
These Dreams by Heart (03/22/86)
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco (03/29/86 through 04/05/86)
Kiss by Prince (04/12/86 through 04/19/86)
Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer (04/26/86 through 05/03/86)
West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys (05/10/86)
Why Can't This Be Love by Van Halen (05/17/86)
The Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston (05/24/86 through 05/31/86)
Live to Tell by Madonna (06/07/86)
On My Own by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald (06/14/86 through 06/28/86)
There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) by Billy Ocean (07/05/86 through 07/12/86)
Invisible Touch by Genesis (07/19/86)
Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel (07/26/86 through 08/02/86)
Glory of Love by Peter Cetera (08/09/86)
Papa Don't Preach by Madonna (08/16/86 through 08/23/86)
Higher Love by Steve Winwood (08/30/86 through 09/06/86)
Take My Breath Away by Berlin (09/13/86)
Stuck with You by Huey Lewis and the News (09/20/86 through 10/04/86)
When I Think of You by Janet Jackson (10/11/86 through 10/18/86)
Typical Male by Tina Turner (10/25/86)
True Colors by Cyndi Lauper (11/01/86)

07/17/17: Amanda by Boston (11/08/86 through 11/22/86)

Human by the Human League (11/29/86)
You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi (12/06/86)
The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby and the Range (12/13/86)
Walk Like an Egyptian by the Bangles (12/20/86)
Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung (12/27/86 through 01/10/87)
Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott (01/17/87 through 01/24/87)
At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters (01/31/87)
Open Your Heart by Madonna (02/07/87)
Livin' On a Prayer by Bon Jovi (02/14/87 through 03/07/87)
Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis and the News (03/14/87)
Lean On Me by Club Nouveau (03/21/87 through 03/28/87)
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship (04/04/87 through 04/18/87)
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by Aretha Franklin and George Michael (04/25/87)
(I Just) Died in Your Arms by the Cutting Crew (05/02/87 through 05/09/87)
With or Without You by U2 (05/16/87 through 05/30/87)
Always by Atlantic Starr (06/06/87 through 06/13/87)
Head to Toe by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (06/20/87 through 06/27/87)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston (07/04/87 through 07/11/87)
Alone by Heart (07/18/87 through 07/25/87)
Shakedown by Bob Seger (08/01/87)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (08/08/87 through 08/15/87)
Who's That Girl by Madonna (08/22/87)
La Bamba by Los Lobos (08/29/87 through 09/05/87)
I Just Can't Stop Loving You by Michael Jackson (09/12/87 through 09/19/87)
Didn't We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston (09/26/87)
Here I Go Again by Whitesnake (10/03/87 through 10/10/87)
Lost in Emotion by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (10/17/87)
Bad by Michael Jackson (10/24/87 through 10/31/87)
I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany (11/07/87 through 11/14/87)
Mony Mony by Billy Idol (11/21/87)
(I've Had) The Time of My Life by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (11/28/87)
Heaven Is a Place on Earth by Belinda Carlisle (12/05/87)
Faith by George Michael (12/12/87 through 01/09/88)
Got My Mind Set On You by George Harrison (01/16/88)
The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson (01/23/88)
Need You Tonight by INXS (01/30/88)
Could've Been by Tiffany (02/06/88 through 02/13/88)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? by the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield (02/20/88)
Father Figure by George Michael (02/27/88 through 03/12/88)
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley (03/19/88)
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (03/26/88 through 04/09/88)
Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car by Billy Ocean (04/16/88 through 04/23/88)
Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston (04/30/88)
Wishing Well by Terence Trent d'Arby (05/07/88)
Anything for You by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (05/14/88 through 05/21/88)
One More Try by George Michael (05/28/88 through 06/11/88)
Together Forever by Rick Astley (06/18/88)
Foolish Beat by Debbie Gibson (06/25/88)
Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson (07/02/88)
The Flame by Cheap Trick (07/09/88 through 07/16/88)
Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard (07/23/88 through 07/30/88)
Roll With It by Steve Winwood (08/06/88 through 08/20/88)
Monkey by George Michael (08/27/88 through 09/03/88)
Sweet Child O'Mine by Guns ' Roses (09/10/88 through 09/24/88)
Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin (10/01/88)
Love Bites by Def Leppard (10/08/88)
Red, Red Wine by UB40 (10/15/88)
A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins (10/22/88 through 10/29/88)
Kokomo by the Beach Boys (11/05/88 through 11/12/88)
Wild Wild West by Escape Club (11/19/88)
Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi (11/26/88)
Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird by Will to Power (12/03/88)
Look Away by Chicago (12/10/88 through 12/17/88)
Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison (12/24/88 through 01/14/89)
Two Hearts by Phil Collins (01/21/89)
Don't Rush Me by Taylor Dane (01/28/89)
When I'm With You by Sheriff (02/04/89)
Straight Up by Paula Abdul (02/11/89 through 02/18/89)
Lost in Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson (02/25/89 through 03/11/89)
The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics (03/18/89 through 03/25/89)
Eternal Flame by the Bangles (04/01/89)
Girl You Know Its True by Milli Vanilli (04/08/89)
She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals (04/15/89)
Like a Prayer by Madonna (04/22/89 through 05/06/89)
I'll Be There for You by Bon Jovi (05/13/89)
Real Love by Jody Whatley (05/20/89 through 05/27/89)
Rock On by Michael Damian (06/03/89)
Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler (06/10/89 through 06/17/89)
Satisfied by Richard Marx (06/24/89 through 07/01/89)
Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals (07/08/89 through 07/15/89)
Express Yourself by Madonna (07/22/89)
Batdance by Prince (07/29/89 through 08/12/89)
Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx (08/19/89 through 08/26/89)
Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul (09/02/89 through 09/09/89)
Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan (09/16/89 through 09/23/89)
Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli (09/30/89)
Cherish by Madonna (10/07/89)
Miss You Much by Janet Jackson (10/14/89 through 10/28/89)
Sowing the Seeds of Love by Tears for Fears (11/04/89)
Listen to Your Heart by Roxette (11/11/89)
When I See You Smile by Bad English (11/18/89)
Blame It On the Rain by Milli Vanilli (11/25/89)
(Its Just) The Way That You Love Me by Paula Abdul (12/02/89)
We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel (12/09/89)
Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins (12/16/89 through 01/13/90)

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