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RCA Press Release for January 28, 1982


'Airplane!' Leads RCA's VideoDisc Hit Parade

Americans are building inexpensive home movie libraries with video discs, and "Airplane!" was their favorite album in 1981, according to an RCA survey of more than 1,200 video disc player owners.

Stuart Gray, Vice President, Program and Market Research, RCA "SelectaVision" VideoDiscs, said "The Muppet Movie" ran a close second, followed by "Star Trek -- The Motion Picture," "M*A*S*H" and "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea."

Mr. Gray said "Star Trek -- The Menagerie" was the only non-feature film to place in the top 20. This album, taken from the television series, ranked 10th overall, underscoring the continuing popularity of the Star Trek series.

Based on the survey, the 20 most popular albums in 1981 were:

1. Airplane!
2. The Muppet Movie
3. Star Trek -- The Motion Picture
4. M*A*S*H
5. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
6. The Godfather
7. The Black Stallion
8. Grease
9. Heaven Can Wait
10. Star Trek -- The Menagerie
11. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
12. Patton
13. Fiddler On The Roof
14. Casablanca
15. Goldfinger
16. Rocky
17. Escape From Alcatraz
18. Ordinary People
19. Singin' In The Rain
20. Saturday Night Fever


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