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Rock n’ Roll loves Joan Jett in the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown: April 25, 1982

April 28, 2014

In 1982, Blade Runner, E.T., and Rocky III hit the big screen, and Joan Jett didn’t give a damn about pretty much anything (especially her reputation). Nevertheless, Jett and The Blackhearts made it loud and clear that the feminist icon does give a damn about rock n’roll – in fact, she loves it. I Love Rock N’ Roll topped the charts in April 1982 and is still a favorite karaoke anthem today, as are the Go-Go’s We Got The Beat and Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire. The J. Geils Band and Rick Springfield keep ’80s lovers cutting a rug.

Be sure to check out who else made the in ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown below!

40. DAVID LASLEY – IF I HAD MY WISH TONIGHT
39. JOHN DENVER – SHANGHAI BREEZES
38. DAN FOGELBERG – RUN FOR THE ROSES
37. BARRY MANILOW – LAT’S HANG ON
36. ROBERTA FLACK – MAKING LOVE
35. BUCKNER AND GARCIA – PAC-MAN FEVER
34. QUINCY JONES/ JAMES INGRAM – ONE HUNDRED WAYS
33. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND – STILL IN SAIGON
32. STARS ON – STARS ON 45 III
31. TOM TOM CLUB – GENIUS OF LOVE
30. JUNIOR – MAMA USE TO SAY
29. MIKE POST – THEME FROM MAGNUM P.I.
28. ELTON JOHN – EMPTY GARDEN
27. THE HUMAN LEAGUE – DON’T YOU WANT ME
26. STEVIE WONDER – THAT GIRL
25. DR. HOOK – BABY MAKES HER BLUE JEANS TALK
24. THE ROLLING STONES – HANG FIRE
23. JOURNEY – OPEN ARMS
22. RAY PARKER JR. – THE OTHER WOMEN
21. WILLIE NELSON – ALWAYS ON MY MIND
20. CHARLENE – I’VE NEVER BEEN TO ME
19. GREG GUIDRY – GOIN’ DOWN
18. LA ROUX – NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY
17. THE BEATLES – THE BEATLES MOVIE MEDLEY
16. QUARTERFLASH – FIND ANOTHER FOOL
15. KOOL & THE GANG – GET DOWN ON IT
14. DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – DID IT IN A MINUTE
13. OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – MAKE A MOVE ON ME
12. VAN HALEN – (OH) PRETTY WOMEN
11. STEVIE NICKS – EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
10. TOMMY TUTONE – 867-5309
9. PAUL DAVIS – 65 LOVE AFFAIR
8. BERTIE HIGGINS – KEY LARGO
7. HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS – DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE
6. PAUL McCARTNEY/STEVIE WONDER – EBONY & IVORY
5. RICK SPRINGFEILD – DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS
4. THE J. GEILS BAND – FREEZE FRAME
3. VANGELIS – CHARIOTS OF FIRE
2. GO-GO’S – WE GOT THE BEAT
1. JOAN JETT/THE BLACKHEARTS – I LOVE ROCK N’ ROLL