Tuesday, June 06, 2017

CRAPAPEDIA will say anything

It started easily enough.  Saturday noshing as a group.  Jim tosses out a factoid gleamed from WIKIPEDIA, in 1983 only one woman broke the top ten on BILLBOARD's album chart (BILLBOARD 200): Donna Summer.

The response from Ava and C.I. was loud and, yes, profane.

Sensing he was on the losing end of a debate, Jim desperately pulled up the Donna Summer page on WIKIPEDIA and read off:

Summer recorded and delivered the album She Works Hard for the Money and Polygram released it on its Mercury imprint in 1983. The title song became a major hit, reaching No. 3 on the US Hot 100, as well as No. 1 on Billboard's R&B chart for three weeks. It also garnered Summer another Grammy nomination, for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. "Unconditional Love", which featured the British group Musical Youth, and "Love Has a Mind of Its Own" did not crack the top 40. The album itself was certified Gold, and climbed to No. 9 on the Billboard 200 chart; the highest chart position of any female artist in male-dominated 1983. 

Remember, kids, it's CRAPAPEDIA.

November 5, 1983, Bonnie Tyler's FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT made it to number 4 on the BILLBOARD 200 chart.

July 23, 1983, Stevie Nicks' WILD HEART made it to number 5 on the BILLBOARD 200 chart.

January 5, 1983, Pat Benatar's GET NERVOUS made it to number 4.

December 24, 1983, Linda Rondstadt's WHAT'S NEW? made it to number 3.

Ava and C.I., off the tops of their heads, named four albums by female artists -- four albums that all made it higher than Donna Summer's SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY in 1983.

CRAPAPEDIA, kids, it'll lie to you every time.

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