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1983 Pop Culture Page

Music, movies, TV shows, and commercials in the USA.

Information compiled by Duane Alan Hahn, a.k.a. Random Terrain.

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Below are lists of top 100 music (selected hits in the order they charted), new movies at the theater, and new TV shows to help summon your treasured memories from the year 1983 with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.

 

If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might get a sense of what it was like living from month to month back in 1982. There were no smartphones with an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.

 

This page is an adapted version of my other page called Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates for 1983. All of the Atari 2600 game information has been removed for people who are only interested in the pop culture atmosphere.

 

 

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January 1983 (1)

January 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Billie Jean at Amazon
#ad Buy Come On Eileen at Amazon
#ad Buy One On One at Amazon
#ad Buy Poison Arrow at Amazon

“Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” by Utopia  (Jan 8)   YT

“You Are” by Lionel Richie  (Jan 15)   YT

“Breaking Us In Two” by Joe Jackson  (Jan 15)   YT   60%

“Dreamin’ Is Easy” by Steel Breeze  (Jan 15)   YT

“I’m Alive” by Neil Diamond  (Jan 15)   YT

“Windows” by Missing Persons  (Jan 15)   YT

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson  (Jan 22)   YT   80%

“Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners  (Jan 22)   YT   80%

“All Right” by Christopher Cross  (Jan 22)   YT

“Lies” by Thompson Twins  (Jan 22)   YT

“It’s Raining Men” by Weather Girls  (Jan 22)   YT

“Jeopardy” by Greg Kihn Band  (Jan 29)   YT

“We’ve Got Tonight” by Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton  (Jan 29)   YT

“One On One” by Hall & Oates  (Jan 29)   YT

“Poison Arrow” by ABC  (Jan 29)   YT

“It Might Be You” by Stephen Bishop  (Jan 29)   YT   70%

“My Kind Of Lady” by Supertramp  (Jan 29)   YT

“New Frontier” by Donald Fagen  (Jan 29)   YT   80%

January 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy The Year of Living Dangerously at Amazon

Joysticks  (Jan 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Year of Living Dangerously  (Jan 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

January 1983

 

New on TV

#ad Buy The A-Team at Amazon

The A-Team  NBC  (Jan 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1983

 

Commercials

NBC Commercial Breaks - January 10, 1983 (Little House - A New Beginning)

WGN Commercial Breaks - January 23, 1983 (Moby Dick)

ABC Commercial Breaks - January 23, 1983 (Malibu, Part 1)

ABC Commercial Breaks - January 24, 1983 (Malibu, Part 2)

NBC Commercial Breaks - January 30, 1983 (Super Bowl 17)

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February 1983(2)

February 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Der Kommissar at Amazon
#ad Buy She Blinded Me With Science at Amazon
#ad Buy Beat It at Amazon
#ad Buy Little Red Corvette at Amazon

“Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” by Journey  (Feb 5)   YT

“Little Too Late” by Pat Benatar  (Feb 5)   YT

“I Like It” by DeBarge  (Feb 5)   YT

“Nice Girls” by Melissa Manchester  (Feb 5)   YT

“Mr. Roboto” by Styx  (Feb 12)   YT   75%

“Der Kommissar” by After The Fire  (Feb 12)   YT   70%

“I Don’t Care Anymore” by Phil Collins  (Feb 12)   YT

“The Fanatic” by Felony  (Feb 12)   YT

“She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby  (Feb 19)   YT   80%

“Whirly Girl” by Oxo  (Feb 19)   YT

“Should I Stay Or Should I Go” by The Clash  (Feb 19)   YT

“Beat It” by Michael Jackson  (Feb 26)   YT   80%

“Little Red Corvette” by Prince  (Feb 26)   YT

“Change Of Heart” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  (Feb 26)   YT

“Some Kind Of Friend” by Barry Manilow  (Feb 26)   YT

“Take The Short Way Home” by Dionne Warwick  (Feb 26)   YT

“Shoppin’ From A To Z” by Toni Basil  (Feb 26)   YT

February 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy Videodrome at Amazon

Videodrome  (Feb 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Pirates of Penzance  (Feb 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

The King of Comedy  (Feb 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

February 1983

 

New on TV

#ad Buy Wizards And Warriors at Amazon

Wizards And Warriors  CBS  (Feb 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1983

 

Commercials

NBC Commercial Breaks - February 7, 1983 (Television's Greatest Commercials)

CBS Commercial Breaks - February 8, 1983 (A Valentine From Disney)

NBC Commercial Breaks - February 13, 1983 (Valentine's Day Specials)

February 18, 1983 Commercial Breaks – WGN Ind., Chicago (Friday Night Movie presentation of "Silver Streak")

CBS Commercial Breaks - February 28, 1983 (M*A*S*H Final Episode, Part 1)

CBS Commercial Breaks - February 28, 1983 (M*A*S*H Final Episode, Part 2)

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March 1983(3)

March 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Mornin at Amazon
#ad Buy Mexican Radio at Amazon
#ad Buy Let's Dance at Amazon
#ad Buy Stranger In My House at Amazon

“Minimum Love” by Mac McAnally  (Mar 5)   YT   80%

“Swingin’” by John Anderson  (Mar 5)   YT

“Love My Way” by Psychedelic Furs  (Mar 5)   YT

“Escalator Of Life” by Robert Hazard  (Mar 5)   YT   65%

“Always Something There To Remind Me” by Naked Eyes  (Mar 12)   YT

“Straight From The Heart” by Bryan Adams  (Mar 12)   YT

“I Won’t Hold You Back” by Toto  (Mar 12)   YT

“Photograph” by Def Leppard  (Mar 12)   YT   60%

“Even Now” by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band  (Mar 12)   YT

“Welcome To Heartlight” by Kenny Loggins  (Mar 12)   YT

“Walking In L.A.” by Missing Persons  (Mar 12)   YT

“Solitaire” by Laura Branigan  (Mar 19)   YT

“Mornin’” by Al Jarreau  (Mar 19)   YT   75%

“So Wrong” by Patrick Simmons  (Mar 19)   YT

“Goodnight Saigon” by Billy Joel  (Mar 19)   YT

“Mexican Radio” by Wall Of Voodoo  (Mar 19)   YT

“American Made” by Oak Ridge Boys  (Mar 19)   YT

“Let’s Dance” by David Bowie  (Mar 26)   YT   65%

“Stranger In My House” by Ronnie Milsap  (Mar 26)   YT   60%

“The One Thing” by INXS  (Mar 26)   YT

“I Couldn’t Say No” by Robert Ellis Orrall with Carlene Carter  (Mar 26)   YT

March 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy My Tutor at Amazon

My Tutor  (Mar 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Spring Break  (Mar 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Outsiders  (Mar 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Max Dugan Returns  (Mar 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Meaning of Life  (Mar 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1983

 

Commercials

March 18, 1983 CBS commercials Part 1 (Wizard of Oz) [Cadbury Creme Eggs at 7:12]

March 18, 1983 CBS commercials Part 2 (Wizard of Oz) [Smurf at 2:05]

WDCA Commercial Breaks - March 27, 1983 (The Adventures of Don Juan)

ABC Commercial Breaks - March 27, 1983 (The Thorn Birds)

ABC Commercial Breaks - March 29, 1983 (The Thorn Birds)

WPIX Commercial Breaks - March 31, 1983 (Strawberry Shortcake: Housewarming Surprise)

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April 1983(4)

April 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Rio at Amazon
#ad Buy Electric Avenue at Amazon
#ad Buy Time (Clock Of The Heart) at Amazon
#ad Buy Too Shy at Amazon
#ad Buy Ricky at Amazon

“Flashdance... What a Feeling” by Irene Cara  (Apr 2)   YT

“Rio” by Duran Duran  (Apr 2)   YT   70%

“Gimme All Your Lovin’” by ZZ Top  (Apr 2)   YT

“Love’s Got A Line On You” by Scandal  (Apr 2)   YT

“I Melt With You” by Modern English  (Apr 2)   YT

“Overkill” by Men At Work  (Apr 9)   YT   80%

“My Love” by Lionel Richie  (Apr 9)   YT

“She’s A Beauty” by The Tubes  (Apr 9)   YT

“Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant  (Apr 16)   YT   80%

“Time (Clock Of The Heart)” by Culture Club  (Apr 16)   YT   65%

“Never Gonna Let You Go” by Sergio Mendes  (Apr 16)   YT

“Affair Of The Heart” by Rick Springfield  (Apr 16)   YT

“Faithfully” by Journey  (Apr 16)   YT

“Cool Places” by Sparks and Jane Wiedlin  (Apr 16)   YT

“I Eat Cannibals” by Total Coelo  (Apr 16)   YT

“I Love L.A.” by Randy Newman  (Apr 16)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo  (Apr 23)   YT   75%

“All This Love” by DeBarge  (Apr 23)   YT   75%

“Don’t Let It End” by Styx  (Apr 30)   YT

“Family Man” by Daryl Hall & John Oates  (Apr 30)   YT

“That’s Love” by Jim Capaldi  (Apr 30)   YT

“Ricky” by Weird Al Yankovic  (Apr 30)   YT   60%

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name” by Gary Portnoy  (Apr 30)   YT

April 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy Flashdance at Amazon
#ad Buy Something Wicked This Way Comes at Amazon

Losin’ It  (Apr 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Flashdance  (Apr 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Something Wicked This Way Comes  (29)   YT   IMDb   WP

Valley Girl  (Apr 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1983

 

Commercials

ABC Commercial Breaks - April 3, 1983 Part 1 (The Sting)

ABC Commercial Breaks - April 3, 1983 Part 2 (The Sting)

ABC Commercial Breaks - April 23, 1983 (The Love Boat & Fantasy Island)

CBS Commercial Breaks - April 29, 1983 (The Count of Monte Cristo)

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May 1983(5)

May 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Our House at Amazon
#ad Buy Sweet Dreams at Amazon
#ad Buy Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' at Amazon
#ad Buy (Keep Feeling) Fascination at Amazon

“Come Dancing” by The Kinks  (May 7)   YT

“Our House” by Madness  (May 7)   YT   90%

“I’m Still Standing” by Elton John  (May 7)   YT

“We Two” by Little River Band  (May 7)   YT

“The Closer You Get” by Alabama  (May 7)   YT

“Candy Girl” by New Edition  (May 7)   YT

“Bang The Drum All Day” by Todd Rundgren  (May 7)   YT

“Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics  (May 14)   YT   75%

“Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)” by A Flock Of Seagulls  (May 14)   YT

“Slipping Away” by Dave Edmunds  (May 14)   YT

“White Wedding” by Billy Idol  (May 21)   YT

“Theme From ‘Doctor Detroit’” by Devo  (May 21)   YT

“She Works Hard For The Money” by Donna Summer  (May 28)   YT

“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” by Michael Jackson  (May 28)   YT   90%

“(Keep Feeling) Fascination” by The Human League  (May 28)   YT   75%

“Baby Jane” by Rod Stewart  (May 28)   YT

“Saved By Zero” by The Fixx  (May 28)   YT

“The Celtic Soul Brothers” by Dexys Midnight Runners  (May 28)   YT

May 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy Return of the Jedi at Amazon

Doctor Detroit  (May 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Return of the Jedi  (May 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1983

 

Commercials

NBC Commercial Breaks & News - May 1, 1983 (V) Part 1

NBC Commercial Breaks & News - May 1, 1983 (V) Part 2

NBC Commercial Breaks & News - May 2, 1983 (V)

CBS Commercial Breaks - May 3, 1983 (The Hunchback Notre Dame)

May 3, 1983 commercials (The A-Team, a rerun of the Remington Steele premiere, and the beginning of St. Elsewhere)

May 8, 1983 CBS commercials (Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals)

TBS/WTBS Commercial Breaks May 10 and May 11 1983 (from the 1950 Western film "Dallas")

May 13, 1983 WNBC-4 New York commercials (Donahue, The Facts of Life, and Sale of the Century)

WCPX Commercial Breaks & News - May 15, 1983

May 27, 1983 commercials (The Sound Of Music)

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June 1983(6)

June 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Every Breath You Take at Amazon
#ad Buy Maniac at Amazon
#ad Buy The Safety Dance at Amazon
#ad Buy Puttin' On The Ritz at Amazon

“Every Breath You Take” by The Police  (Jun 4)   YT

“Maniac” by Michael Sembello  (Jun 4)   YT   90%

“Is There Something I Should Know” by Duran Duran  (Jun 4)   YT   75%

“Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks  (Jun 4)   YT

“China Girl” by David Bowie  (Jun 4)   YT

“Hot Girls In Love” by Loverboy  (Jun 11)   YT

“Cuts Like A Knife” by Bryan Adams  (Jun 11)   YT

“Rock Of Ages” by Def Leppard  (Jun 11)   YT

“Space Age Whiz Kids” by Joe Walsh  (Jun 11)   YT

“Take Me To Heart” by Quarterflash  (Jun 18)   YT

“The Border” by America  (Jun 18)   YT

“The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats  (Jun 25)   YT   90%

“Puttin’ On The Ritz” by Taco  (Jun 25)   YT   90%

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Is King” by ELO  (Jun 25)   YT

“Dead Giveaway” by Shalamar  (Jun 25)   YT

“War Games” by Crosby, Stills and Nash  (Jun 25)   YT

June 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy WarGames at Amazon
#ad Buy Trading Places at Amazon

WarGames  (Jun 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Man with Two Brains  (Jun 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Trading Places  (Jun 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Octopussy  (Jun 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Superman III  (Jun 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Twilight Zone: The Movie  (Jun 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

Porky’s II: The Next Day  (Jun 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1983

 

Commercials

June 4, 1983 commercials (WTVT 13 Movie "Darling Lili")

June 5, 1983 commercials (37th annual Tony Awards off KDKA/CBS)

June 25, 1983 commercials (Solid Gold)

June 1983 WKBD-50 Detroit commercials (Star Trek “Bread & Circuses” Rerun) [Pizza Hut at 6:37]

Search for more June 1983 commercials at YouTube.

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July 1983(7)

July 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy I'll Tumble 4 Ya at Amazon
#ad Buy Lawyers in Love at Amazon
#ad Buy Promises Promises at Amazon
#ad Buy Sharp Dressed Man at Amazon
#ad Buy Shiny Shiny at Amazon
#ad Buy Burning Down The House at Amazon

“It’s A Mistake” by Men At Work  (Jul 2)   YT   65%

“I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” by Culture Club  (Jul 2)   YT   65%

“How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” by Laura Branigan  (Jul 2)   YT

“All Time High” by Rita Coolidge  (Jul 2)   YT

“Ewok Celebration” by Meco  (Jul 2)   YT

“Lawyers in Love” by Jackson Browne  (Jul 9)   YT

“Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” by Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson  (Jul 9)   YT

“Human Touch” by Rick Springfield  (Jul 9)   YT

“After The Fall” by Journey  (Jul 9)   YT

“Fake Friends” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  (Jul 9)   YT

“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler  (Jul 16)   YT

“Promises, Promises” by Naked Eyes  (Jul 16)   YT   95%

“Don’t You Get So Mad” by Jeffrey Osborne  (Jul 16)   YT   60%

“Legal Tender” by The B-52’s  (Jul 16)   YT

“Human Nature” by Michael Jackson  (Jul 23)   YT   90%

“Lady Love Me (One More Time)” by George Benson  (Jul 23)   YT

“You’re Driving Me Out Of My Mind” by Little River Band  (Jul 23)   YT

“Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top  (Jul 23)   YT  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Words (Don’t Come Easy)” by F. R. David  (Jul 23)   YT

“Shiny Shiny” by Haysi Fantayzee  (Jul 23)   YT   60%   [Kate Garner, flat belly girl.]

“Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel  (Jul 30)   YT

“Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” by Air Supply  (Jul 30)   YT

“Burning Down The House” by Talking Heads  (Jul 30)   YT   78%

“Don’t Cry” by Asia  (Jul 30)   YT

“Far From Over” by Frank Stallone  (Jul 30)   YT

“You Belong To Me” by The Doobie Brothers  (Jul 30)   YT [Farewell Tour Version]   YT [Studio]

July 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy Krull at Amazon

Mr. Mom  (Jul 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Class  (Jul 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jaws 3-D  (Jul 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

National Lampoon’s Vacation  (Jul 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

Krull  (Jul 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1983

 

Commercials

WJKS Commercial Breaks - July 15, 1983 (The Making of Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die)

WOR-TV 9 4:54am-6:03am - July 27, 1983 (9 All Night / News / Morning Stretch)

KMBC-TV Commercials - July 1983 (local broadcast of the movie "The Sunshine Boys")

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August 1983(8)

August 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy True at Amazon
#ad Buy Holiday Road at Amazon
#ad Buy I Love Rocky Road at Amazon
#ad Buy King Of Pain at Amazon
#ad Buy One Thing Leads To Another at Amazon

“True” by Spandau Ballet  (Aug 6)   YT

“(She’s) Sexy + 17” by Stray Cats  (Aug 6)   YT

“Holiday Road” by Lindsey Buckingham  (Aug 6)   YT   80%

“I Love Rocky Road” by Weird Al Yankovic  (Aug 6)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“High Time” by Styx  (Aug 13)   YT

“I Don’t Wanna Dance” by Eddy Grant  (Aug 13)   YT   60%

“Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)” by Sheena Easton  (Aug 20)   YT

“Don’t Forget To Dance” by The Kinks  (Aug 20)   YT

“It Must Be Love” by Madness  (Aug 20)   YT

“Everyday I Write The Book” by Elvis Costello & The Attractions  (Aug 20)   YT

“Freak-A-Zoid” by Midnight Star  (Aug 20)   YT

“Do It Again/Billie Jean (Medley)” by Club House  (Aug 20)   YT

“Islands In The Stream” by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton  (Aug 27)   YT

“King Of Pain” by The Police  (Aug 27)   YT   75%

“One Thing Leads To Another” by The Fixx  (Aug 27)   YT   95%

“What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You)” by Rod Stewart  (Aug 27)   YT

“Solsbury Hill (Live)” by Peter Gabriel  (Aug 27)   YT

August 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy Risky Business at Amazon

Risky Business  (Aug 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cujo  (Aug 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Smokey and the Bandit III  (Aug 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Strange Brew  (Aug 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1983

 

Commercials

ABC Commercials (KMBC-TV) - August 1983

August 1983 commercials (From a bunch of Twilight Zone reruns)

WXIX commercials August 1983 (The Best of Lawrence Welk)

August 22, 1983 commercials (The End)

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September 1983(9)

September 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Rockit at Amazon
#ad Buy Break My Stride at Amazon
#ad Buy All Night Long at Amazon
#ad Buy Modern Love at Amazon
#ad Buy Uptown Girl at Amazon

“Delirious” by Prince  (Sep 3)   YT

“Suddenly Last Summer” by The Motels  (Sep 3)   YT   65%

“This Time” by Bryan Adams  (Sep 3)   YT

“Foolin’” by Def Leppard  (Sep 3)   YT

“Unconditional Love” by Donna Summer  (Sep 3)   YT

“Heart & Soul” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Sep 10)   YT

“If Anyone Falls” by Stevie Nicks  (Sep 10)   YT

“Just Got Lucky” by JoBoxers  (Sep 10)   YT

“Everyday People” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts  (Sep 10)   YT

“Trouble In Paradise” by Al Jarreau  (Sep 10)   YT

“Rockit” by Herbie Hancock  (Sep 10)   YT   55%

“Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol  (Sep 10)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder  (Sep 17)   YT   95%

“All Night Long (All Night)” by Lionel Richie  (Sep 17)   YT

“Cum On Feel The Noize” by Quiet Riot  (Sep 17)   YT   52%

“Modern Love” by David Bowie  (Sep 17)   YT   90%

“Love Is A Stranger” by Eurythmics  (Sep 17)   YT   60%

“Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive” by Men At Work  (Sep 17)   YT   60%

“Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band  (Sep 17)   YT

“Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel  (Sep 24)   YT   55%

“Love Is A Battlefield” by Pat Benatar  (Sep 24)   YT   51%

“Major Tom (Coming Home)” by Peter Schilling  (Sep 24)   YT   75%

“Send Her My Love” by Journey  (Sep 24)   YT   62%

“Automatic Man” by Michael Sembello  (Sep 24)   YT   65%

September 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy Brainstorm at Amazon

Strange Invaders  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Educating Rita  (Sep 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Big Chill  (Sep 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

Brainstorm  (Sep 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

September 1983

 

New on TV

#ad Buy We Got It Made products at Amazon

We Got It Made  NBC  (Sept. 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Webster  ABC  (Sept. 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hardcastle & McCormick  ABC  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hotel  ABC  (Sep 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

AfterMASH  CBS  (Sep 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Oh, Madeline  ABC  (Sep 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Manimal  NBC  (Sep 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

September 1983

 

Commercials

Commercial Block September 2, 1983 p1 [Bubblicious at 0:00]

Commercial Block September 2, 1983 p2 (Friday Night Videos)

September 3, 1983 commercials (Taken mainly from the WPGH Early Morning Movie presentation of "The Girl Who Came Giftwrapped") [Fish Popper at 3:46]

September 8, 1983 commercials (We Got It Made)

NBC Commercial Breaks - September 19, 1983 (George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business)

September 19, 1983 commercials (premiere of Press Your Luck)

ABC Commercial Breaks - September 20, 1983 (Saturday Night Fever)

September 1983 ABC Commercial Breaks (KOMO Seattle)

September 17, 1983 Commercial Breaks – KHJ Ind., Los Angeles (Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters)

September 24, 1983 commercials (Walt Disney) [Atari Jungle Hunt at 6:33]

WDIV commercials from September 1983 (GI Joe pilot)

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October 1983(10)

October 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Talking In Your Sleep at Amazon
#ad Buy Say Say Say at Amazon
#ad Buy Church Of The Poison Mind at Amazon
#ad Buy In A Big Country at Amazon
#ad Buy Holiday at Amazon

“Ain’t Nobody” by Rufus & Chaka Khan  (Oct 1)   YT

“Mirror Man” by Human League  (Oct 1)   YT   55%

“Rock It Out” by Pia Zadora  (Oct 5)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Talking In Your Sleep” by The Romantics  (Oct 8)   YT   65%

“P.Y.T.” by Michael Jackson  (Oct 8)   YT   75%

“On The Dark Side” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band  (Oct 8)   YT

“Time Will Reveal” by DeBarge  (Oct 15)   YT   65%

“Stay With Me Tonight” by Jeffrey Osborne  (Oct 15)   YT

“Say Say Say” by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson  (Oct 15)   YT   90%

“Crumblin’ Down” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Oct 15)   YT

“Souls” by Rick Springfield  (Oct 15)   YT

“Invisible Hands” by Kim Carnes  (Oct 15)   YT

“Church Of The Poison Mind” by Culture Club  (Oct 22)   YT

“Why Me?” by Irene Cara  (Oct 22)   YT

“In A Big Country” by Big Country  (Oct 22)   YT   95%

“When The Lights Go Out” by Naked Eyes  (Oct 22)   YT   85%

“I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” by Elton John  (Oct 29)   YT

“Holiday” by Madonna  (Oct 29)   YT

“Say It Isn’t So” by Hall & Oates  (Oct 29)   YT   75%

“I Won’t Stand In Your Way” by Stray Cats  (Oct 29)   YT

“What’s New” by Linda Ronstadt  (Oct 29)   YT

“No One Can Love You More Than Me” by Melissa Manchester  (Oct 29)   YT

October 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy The Right Stuff at Amazon

Never Say Never Again  (Oct 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Right Stuff  (Oct 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

All the Right Moves  (Oct 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

October 1983

 

New on TV

#ad Buy Whiz Kids products at Amazon

Scarecrow And Mrs. King  CBS  (Oct 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Whiz Kids  CBS  (Oct 5)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bay City Blues  NBC  (Oct 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

October 1983

 

Commercials

October 2, 1983 commercials (George Michael Sports Final and the NBC Late Night Movie "The Prisoner of Zenda")

CBS WTVT Commercial Breaks - October 6, 1983 (Simon & Simon)

October 22, 1983 commercials Vol. 2 (The Love Boat) [Tutankham at 4:53]

CBS Commercial Breaks - October 25, 1983 (First Affair)

October 1983 WDCA commercials (From a number of Twilight Zone reruns)

Search for more October 1983 commercials at YouTube.

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November 1983(11)

November 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Owner Of A Lonely Heart at Amazon
#ad Buy Synchronicity II at Amazon
#ad Buy That's All at Amazon
#ad Buy The Politics Of Dancing at Amazon

“Owner Of A Lonely Heart” by Yes  (Nov 5)   YT  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Joanna ” by Kool & The Gang  (Nov 5)   YT

“Twist Of Fate” by Olivia Newton-John  (Nov 5)   YT

“Union Of The Snake” by Duran Duran  (Nov 5)   YT   65%

“Synchronicity II” by The Police  (Nov 5)   YT   65%

“Let The Music Play” by Shannon  (Nov 12)   YT

“I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You” by Ray Parker, Jr.  (Nov 12)   YT

“If I’d Been The One” by 38 Special  (Nov 12)   YT

“Send Me An Angel” by Real Life  (Nov 12)   YT

“Lick It Up” by KISS  (Nov 12)   YT

“Read ‘Em And Weep” by Barry Manilow  (Nov 19)   YT

“Gold” by Spandau Ballet  (Nov 19)   YT

“In The Mood” by Robert Plant  (Nov 19)   YT

“That’s All!” by Genesis  (Nov 26)   YT

“Running With The Night” by Lionel Richie  (Nov 26)   YT

“The Politics Of Dancing” by Re-flex  (Nov 26)   YT   75%

“The Sign Of Fire” by The Fixx  (Nov 26)   YT

“This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)” by Talking Heads  (Nov 26)   YT

November 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy A Christmas Story at Amazon

A Christmas Story  (Nov 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Yentl  (Nov 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Terms of Endearment  (Nov 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

November 1983

 

New on TV

#ad Buy The Day After at Amazon

The Day After  ABC  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

November 1983

 

Commercials

NBC WXFL Commercial Breaks - November 2, 1983 (St. Elsewhere)

November 3, 1983 WCBS-2 New York commercials (Price is Right) [Doritos with Brian Backer at 5:22]

ABC WTSP Commercial Breaks - November 4, 1983 (Matt Houston) ["Webster" Burger King at 9:00]

November 5, 1983 commercials (Solid Gold) [Star Trek game at 6:35]

CBS Commercials KCTV5 - November 5, 1983 (Agatha Chrisite's "Sparkling Cyanide")

November 11, 1983 Adverts Block (Friday Night Videos)

November 15 & 16, 1983 KPIX-5 San Francisco commercials (from two episodes of Press Your Luck)

ABC Commercial Breaks - November 19, 1983

CBS Commercials November 19, 1983 (Mommie Dearest)

ABC Commercial Breaks - November 20, 1983 (The Day After) [Commodore 64 at 0:13, 2:16, 11:22, 15:22 - Dancing Madness at 8:56 - Hot Tracks at 12:52] Alternate Version

CBS Commercial Breaks - November 28, 1983 (The Gambler - The Adventure Continues) [Atari Christmas at 1:43]

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December 1983(12)

December 1983

 

New on Top 100 Radio

#ad Buy Karma Chameleon at Amazon
#ad Buy The Curly Shuffle at Amazon
#ad Buy Girls Just Want To Have Fun at Amazon

“Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club  (Dec 3)   YT   60%

“The Curly Shuffle” by Jump ‘N The Saddle  (Dec 3)   YT   55%

“Remember The Nights” by The Motels  (Dec 3)   YT   55%

“Rappin’ Rodney” by Rodney Dangerfield  (Dec 3)   YT

“99 Luftballons” by Nena  (Dec 10)   YT   75%  [Related video: Hooked on Polkas.]

“Pink Houses” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Dec 10)   YT

“Think Of Laura” by Christopher Cross  (Dec 10)   YT   60%

“Yah Mo B There” by James Ingram & Michael McDonald  (Dec 10)   YT

“Almost Over You” by Sheena Easton  (Dec 10)   YT

“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper  (Dec 17)   YT   80%

“An Innocent Man” by Billy Joel  (Dec 17)   YT

“Middle Of The Road” by The Pretenders  (Dec 17)   YT

“Give It Up” by KC  (Dec 24)   YT

“So Bad” by Paul McCartney  (Dec 24)   YT

December 1983

 

New at the Movies

#ad Buy Scarface at Amazon

Scarface  (Dec 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Sudden Impact  (Dec 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Christine  (Dec 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Silkwood  (Dec 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

D.C. Cab  (Dec 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Keep  (Dec 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

December 1983

 

New on TV

#ad Buy Automan at Amazon
#ad Buy Thriller products at Amazon

Automan  ABC  (Dec 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Network television premiere of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video on Friday Night Videos.  NBC  (Dec 23)   YT   IMDb   WP [Thriller]   WP [FNV]

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December 1983

 

Commercials

December 2, 1983 MEGA BLOCK COMMERCIALS (Friday Night Videos)

December 3, 1983 commercials (The Love Boat and Fantasy Island)

NBC Commercial Breaks - December 4, 1983 (Here's TV Entertainment) [Game-like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups at 20:26]

NBC December 4, 1983 commercials (Here's Television Entertainment)

CBS Commercial Breaks - December 5, 1983 (Emerald Point N.A.S) [Fruit of the Loom Christmas at 8:03]

NBC Commercial Breaks - December 9, 1983 (Days of Our Lives) [Thank Goodness for Chef Boyardee at 8:51]

NBC Commercial Breaks - December 12, 1983 (Days of Our Lives) [Total vs. Raisin Bran at 1:47]

ABC Commercial Breaks - December 12, 1983 (Perry Como's Christmas in New York)

NBC Commercial Breaks - December 15, 1983 Part 1 (Christmas in Washington) [Atari Sesame Street 22:40]

WPIX December 19, 1983 commercials (Rolf Kauka's Once Upon A Time)

Christmas 1983 Commercial Block December 23, 1983 pt1 (Friday Night Videos)

Christmas 1983 Commercial Block December 23, 1983 pt2 (Friday Night Videos)

December 31, 1983 WJBK-2 Detroit commercials (playoff game between Detroit and San Francisco)

December 1983 NBC Commercial Breaks KTVV Austin (various Saturday morning children's programming)

Search for more December 1983 commercials at YouTube.

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Information Compiled From the Following Sources

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Internet Movie Database

Wikipedia: Wide-release Movies

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In Case You Didn’t Know

 

B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I’ve been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.

 

 

Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn’t bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can’t tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.

 

 

Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.

 

 

Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.

 

 

Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.

 

 

Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.

 

Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda

 

 

Hydrofracking = Bad

Hydrofracking is bad for you, your family, your friends, and the environment.

 

 

Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond.

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