Top Ten Tuesday: KUBE (93.3 FM Seattle, WA), 11/11/83

Off to the Pacific Northwest this week, to radio station KUBE in beautiful Seattle, Washington. They’re curently an HD station, with "Seattle’s #1 For Hip-Hop" running on HD1 and "The Pulse of LGBTQ America" on HD2. Back in the early ’80’s, before digital and HD radio, they were a Top 40 station. Let’s see their Top Ten from 1983.

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# Song/Artist Comments
10 One Thing Leads To Another
The Fixx
This was The Fixx’s most successful single, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Rock chart and #1 in Canada.
9 Heart And Soul
Huey Lewis & The News
Written by songwriters/producers Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, it was originally recorded by Exile in 1981, but failed to break into the Hot 100. For Huey Lewis & The News, it was the first single from their highl successful Sports album, reached #8 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rock Tracks chart, and was nominated for a Grammy.
8 Love Is A Battlefield
Pat Benatar
From Pat’s 1983 album Live From Earth (but recorded in the studio), it reached #5 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart in the US and #2 in Canada. VH1 put it at #30 on their list of 100 Best Songs Of The ’80’s.
7 Cum On Feel The Noize
Quiet Riot
A cover of Scottish glam rock band Slade’s song ftom the 1970’s, Quiet Riot sold a million copies of this song, which topped off at #5 on the Hot 100.
6 Delirious
Prince
From Prince’s 1982 album 1999, it rose to #8 on the Hot 100, owing partially to the success of “Little Red Corvette,” his previous single.
5 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)
Sheena Easton
This was the first single from Sheena’s 1983 album Best Kept Secret and reached #9 in the US and #8 in Canada.
4 Islands In The Stream
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
The first of two duets on this week’s survey, starring two greats of country music. The song was written by The Bee Gees and was a huge hit for Kenny and Dolly, hitting #1 in the US, Canada and Australia and reaching the Top Ten in most of the rest of the world, going platinum in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. It was named the best country duet of all time in a poll coducted by the US cable network CMT.
3 Say Say Say
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
The second of the duets was a collaboration between Sir Paul and The King Of Pop. It appeared on McCartney’s 1983 Pipes of Peace album and was a Top Ten hit in most of the world, including a #1 in the US and Canada, Jackson’s seventh #1 for that year.
2 Uptown Girl
Billy Joel
A song no doubt about his love for Christie Brinkley, he being the “downtown guy” and she being the “uptown girl.” It was from his ninth studio album, 1983’s An Innocent Man, and reached #3 in the US, #1 in the UK and Australia, and #4 in Canada.
1 All Night Long (All Night)
Lionel Richie
From Lionel’s second solo album Can’t Slow Down, it blended his Commodores-style soul with Caribbean influences. It reached #1 on the Hot 100, R&B and Adult Contemporary charts in the US and was a Top Ten hit in the rest of the world.

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for November 10, 2020.

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: KUBE (93.3 FM Seattle, WA), 11/11/83

  1. Oh wow, Pat Benetar (a fellow Long Islander), Huey Lewis (saw him at Jones Beach when he opened for Jimmy Buffett), Sir Paul McCartney (saw him at CitinField), Michael Jackson, Prince! Wow.

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