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Music the Week of the First Mac Commercial
by Alex Cosper (12/24/12)




Apple introduced its line of MacIntosh computers in a commercial aired during Super Bowl XVIII. It marked an evolution in graphics for personal computers. The commercial used "Big Brother" imagery to showcase Mac as an alternative. One of the advancing songs that week was a song about Orwellian surveillance called "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell and Michael Jackson. Steve Jobs remained with Apple until 1985 then reappeared 12 years later. Below are songs that appeared on the national charts the week ending January 28, 1984.

TOP HITS

Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride

RECENT HITS

Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say
Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
Jump N' The Saddle - The Curley Shuffle
DeBarge - Time Will Reveal
Barry Manilow - Read 'Em and Weep
38 Special - If I'd Been The One
Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight
Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize
Culture Club - Church Of The Poison Mind
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - Islands In The Stream
Rufus With Chaka Kahn - Ain't Nobody
Big Country - In A Big Country
Huey Lewis And The News - Heart And Soul
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
John Cougar Mellencamp - Crumblin' Down

RISING HITS

Kool & The Gang - Joanna
Lionel Richie - Running With The Night
Genesis - That's All
Christopher Cross - Think Of Laura
John Cougar Mellencamp - Pink Houses
Ray Parker, Jr. - I Still Can't Get Over Loving You
Madonna - Holiday
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
Van Halen - Jump
The Pretenders - Middle Of The Road
Nena - 99 Luftballoons
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger
James Ingram with Michael McDonald - Yah Mo B There
Paul McCartney - So Bad
Deborah Allen - Baby I Lied
John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Stevie Nicks - Nightbird

NEW MUSIC

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Duran Duran - New Moon On Monday
Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head (Metal Health)
Irene Cara - The Dream
Huey Lewis And The News - I Want A New Drug
Kenny Rogers - This Woman
K.C. - Give It Up
Christine McVie - Got A Hold On Me
Re-flex - The Politics Of Dancing
Night Ranger - (You Can Still) Rock In America
Prince - Let's Pretend We're Married
Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Jackson Browne - For A Rocker
Howard Jones - New Song
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Runner
Donna Summer - Love Has A Mind Of Its Own
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Pointer Sisters - Automatic
UB40 - Red, Red Wine
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Stray Cats - Look At That Cadillac
B.E. Taylor Group - Vitamin L
Jenny Burton - Remember What You Like
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band - Tender Years

OTHER RECORDS

The Fixx - The Sign Of Fire
The Motels - Remember The Night
Rick James and Smokey Robinson - Ebony Eyes
Dolly Parton - Save The Last Dance For Me
Sheena Easton - Almost Over You
Bob Dylan - Sweetheart Like You
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack - You're Looking Like Love To Me
Tina Turner - Let's Stay Together
Robert Plant - In The Mood
Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew
Midnight Star - Wet My Whistle
Headpins - Just One More Time
Musical Youth - She's Trouble
Kim Carnes - You Make My Heart Beat Faster
Evelyn "Champaign" King - Action
The Police - Synchronicity II
D Train - Something's On Your Mind
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
U2 - I Will Follow
Deele - Body Talk
Toni Basil - Over My Head
The S.O.S. Band - Tell Me If You Still Care
Irene Cara - Why Me?
Bonnie Tyler - Take Me Back





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