Way Back Wednesday: The Top Music of November 4, 1983

This Week In 1983: The Top Music of November 4, 1983

Kenny and Dolly still sit atop the charts. Big movers this week include Culture Club (up fourteen spots), John Cougar Mellencamp (up six spots), Hall & Oates (up eleven spots) and McCartney and Jackson, up five spots to #6 but ready to finish the year at #1.

Peaking out this week at #28 this week is Def Leppard and their third Top 40 single of the year, “Foolin'”. Prince is also peaking out the week at #8 with “Delirious” (The instrumental parts of the song was used as the theme song to the Captain Kangaroo show-within-a-show, Hello America, in the 1980) and The Fixx tops out at #4 with “One Think Leads To Another”. It’s also our featured song of the week.

Song Story: “One Thing Leads To Another” by The Fixx

This is the bands most successful song from their most successful album, Reach The Beach, and, as many other song in 1983, was helped out by heavy rotation on MTV. In 2012, lead singer Cy Curnin explains the meaning of the song:

“It’s about malleable politicians. “If you’re going to be a liar, you’d better be a damn good liar and remember what you said, or the whole thing’s going to get pear shaped. That was 30 years ago, and look where the system is now. A lot of people stand on ballot boxes and say a lot of things and lie in order to get elected and do nothing.”

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