Chic spent the last of six weeks on the Hot 100 this week in 1982 with "Soup for One"; at #94 that week, it peaked at #80. The title song from a failed 1982 movie, "Soup for One" would later be sampled by the French duo Modjo for 2000's "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (posted in the Lost 2000s Classic thread back in 2019).
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Years before playing a cop on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Ice-T provided the theme song for the police film Colors. On the July 16, 1988 Hot 100, "Colors" was down from #84 to #85 after having peaked at #70.
At its peak of #23 for the second week on the Album Rock Tracks chart this week in 1986 was the title track from AC/DC's album Who Made Who (which was also the soundtrack album to the film Maximum Overdrive).
Also on the chart at its peak of #18 was a song that debuted at #93 on the Hot 100 that same week. Although a single remix of this song would reach #14 the following year, the original album version of "Every Little Kiss" by Bruce Hornsby and the Range only got to #72 (the remix is also included for comparison).
The polar opposite of Rage Against the Machine in the Lost 90s Classic thread, Ted Nugent debuted at #87 on the July 26, 1980 Hot 100 with "Wango Tango", and tangoed up to an #86 peak the following week.
From the Dare to Be Stupid album, "Weird Al" Yankovic's parody of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" - "Like a Surgeon" - fell from #68 to #79 on the Hot 100 this week in 1985, previously peaking at #47.
As a bonus, here's another song from the album which is a favorite of mine, although it's not a favorite of Al's because it was forced on him by his record label. Parodying Cyndi Lauper and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", here's "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch".
After finding success with their cover of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way", Run-D.M.C. attempted the same thing with a song from The Monkees; instead of hitting the Top 10, their rap remake of "Mary, Mary" would only peak at #75. On the August 6, 1988 Hot 100, it was two weeks away from reaching that position, climbing from #86 to #85 in its second week on the chart.
Dropping from their peak of #45 to #58 on the Hot 100 this week in 1983 is the funk band Mtume with "Juicy Fruit", a song that was later sampled by The Notorious B.I.G. for his 90s hit "Juicy".
"Juicy Fruit" was #1 for multiple weeks on Billboard's R&B/Black/Soul (whatever they were calling it at that point) and would've undoubtedly charted higher on the Hot 100 had there not still been some lingering 'disco backlash' on pop radio even in '83.