How aware were you over the years of your Billboard chart success? What has it meant to you to see your name at No. 1?
I'm very proud of the success I've had, both with the band and as a solo artist. It's pretty surreal for a Valley Girl to go from working as a secretary to hitting the top of the Billboard charts within a three-year period, so it definitely meant a lot to me at the time. It still makes me smile to think about it now.
As a member of the Billboard charts department, I get to make charts all the time. Now I'm offering you the chance! If you think about your entire career, from Go-Go's to solo, please, if you'd like, rank your 10 favorite songs that you've recorded, from No. 10 to No. 1. It's your chance to be Casey Kasem, with all the songs by you!
Several of her choices make me think she's using again -- so many "Beauty and the Beat" songs are better than these -- but it's fun that she played along!
I would say …
10, "Avec Le Temps"
9, "Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
8, "Vacation" (Go-Go's; a No. 8 Hot 100 hit in 1982)
7, "Head Over Heels" (Go-Go's; No. 11, 1984)
6, "Our Lips Are Sealed" (Go-Go's; No. 20, 1981)
5, "Mercenary" (Go-Go's)
4, "Circle in the Sand"
3, "Too Much Water"
2, "Mad About You"
1, "Summer Rain"
Read it all HERE.