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Popjustice Retrochart w/e 02/01/82

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by phoenix123, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Young Turks is a strange one, it sounds like Mark Knopfler writing Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen.

    I got the Mondo Rock CD and it's really good!
     
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  2. Rod's one of those acts I shouldn't really like but I always seem to want to like his stuff more than I do!

    Glad you like the Mondo Rock album! It's nice to still be able to find "new" 80s stuff to listen to eh?
     
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  3. It is! This month it was Steps Ahead via the PJOPS contest...and then a stack of things from @Ironheade 's current 90s US #1s rate.

    Young Turks is one of those records I thought was by someone else when I was a kid, I was sure it was Dire Straits or something, until I got the Rod Best Of in 1990 and that brilliant synth riff came on.
     
  4. I'm back from my Christmas Break in "sunny" Yorkshire. I'll be catching up with the Retrochart threads over the next few days - but most importantly I'll be posting my Retrochart for w/e 02 Jan 1982 on this thread tomorrow evening!
     
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  5. Looking at the "real" chart for this period, I am actually amazed at Ant Rap's UK chart run...I assumed from memory that it quickly peaked at 3 and then promptly went down the dumper....but it's still climbing after a month! Good lord, Antmania really did carry that single along.
     
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  6. There are no sales data for this week but looking at next week, Ant Rap does climb a spot but it was a very close run thing and a lot of stuff only climbing thanks to the bigger sales drops of others compared to Christmas week!

    Bucks Fizz 5-5-2 (drops 28%)
    Adam & The Ants 4-4-3 (drops 51%)
    Madness 6-6-4 (drops 38%)
    Dollar 9-9-8 (drops 55%) Dollar sold more at #9 in Christmas week than they did at their #4 peak next week!
     
  7. I have always said if Dollar had released Mirror Mirror at any other time of the year it would probably have made Number 1. It wouldn't have sold as many copies I doubt.
     
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  8. It made number one on my retrochart. The only chart that counts! To me anyway….
     
  9. The EG retrochart shade.
     
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  10. I was just referencing the UK charts. That's their favourite tagline.
     
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  11. Before I reveal the HMV Retrochart for w/e 02 Jan 1982 - some shakers:

    Number 21 up from 34 are Kool and the Gang and "Get down on it":
     
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  12. Number 19 up from 26 goes Rod Stewart and "Young Turks":
     
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  13. Number 12 up from 24 go Altered Images with "I could be happy":
     
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  14. HMV Retrochart
    W/e 2nd January 1982

    TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
    1 1 5 1 DON'T YOU WANT ME The Human League 1
    2 2 4 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU Foreigner 19
    3 3 8 3 MIRROR MIRROR Dollar 9
    4 4 6 4 LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE Bucks Fizz 5
    5 6 5 5 IT MUST BE LOVE Madness 6
    6 7 4 2 ANTRAP Adam and the Ants 4
    7 16 4 7 I'LL FIND MY OWN WAY HOME Jon and Vangelis 10
    8 5 9 4 THE VOICE Ultravox 53
    9 11 6 9 MY OWN WAY Duran Duran 15
    10 8 4 8 SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD The Police 12
    11 14 4 7 ONE OF US Abba 3
    12 24 4 12 I COULD BE HAPPY Altered Images 20
    13 18 6 13 ROCK'N'ROLL Status Quo 8
    14 20 5 14 I WANNA TAKE YOU HOME Patrick Cowley N/A
    15 10 7 3 THE "SWEETEST" GIRL Scritti Politti N/A
    16 35 2 16 THE MODEL Kraftwerk 50
    17 21 5 17 HIT IT The Beat N/A
    18 9 9 1 LET'S GROOVE Earth Wind and Fire 25
    19 26 4 19 YOUNG TURKS Rod Stewart 11
    20 12 8 10 FLASHBACK Imagination 23
    21 34 3 21 GET DOWN ON IT Kool and the Gang 26
    22 23 6 22 THIS IS RADIO CLASH The Clash 72
    23 13 8 8 CAMBODIA Kim Wilde 17
    24 39 2 24 YELLOW PEARL Phil Lynott 47
    25 28 7 25 EASIER SAID THAN DONE Shakatak 51
    26 17 11 1 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC The Police 71
    27 19 8 6 BEDSITTER Soft Cell 16
    28 15 6 13 GOOD MORNING UNIVERSE Toyah 29
    29 33 6 27 WILD IS THE WIND David Bowie 24
    30 32 23 3 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell N/A
    31 38 3 31 DON'T WALK AWAY The Four Tops 37
    32 22 8 14 STARCHILD Level 42 N/A
    33 25 9 13 THE LUNATICS (HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM) Fun Boy Three 27
    34 31 7 22 WEDDING BELLS Godley and Crème 7
    35 30 11 2 JOAN OF ARC OMD 56
    36 27 8 7 I GO TO SLEEP The Pretenders 34
    37 43 8 10 UNDER PRESSURE Queen & David Bowie 35
    38 29 8 8 PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT Heaven 17 N/A
    39 36 11 4 FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL) Haircut 100 48
    40 42 4 40 DADDY'S HOME Cliff Richard 2
    41 46 16 10 MENERGY Patrick Cowley N/A
    42 49 2 42 DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE Meat Loaf 30
    43 44 11 14 BEGIN THE BEGUINE Julio Iglesias 14
    44 40 9 10 AY AY AY AY MOOSEY Modern Romance 38
    45 37 9 9 SWEAT IN BULLET Simple Minds N/A
    46 50 18 1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Altered Images 75
    47 41 10 7 STEPPIN' OUT Kool and the Gang 43
    48 48 12 7 TONIGHT I'M YOURS Rod Stewart 66
    49 47 10 4 TOM SAWYER Rush N/A
    50 45 9 8 VISIONS OF CHINA Japan 69

    Jon and Vangelis climb into the top ten from 16 to 7 with "I'll find my way home":


    The Human League make it four weeks at Number One with "Don't you want me":


    Cubfile:
    So we start the year 1982 as we ended 1981 with the top four as non-movers. The Human League now make it four weeks at the summit with “Don’t you want me” but watch out for both “Being Boiled” and “I don’t depend on you” (recorded as The Men) which are being re-released this month! Foreigner are stuck at Number Two as they are in the USA Hot 100 behind “Physical” – possibly the worse single ever recorded by Olivia Newton John! Dollar make it 8 weeks on the chart with “Mirror Mirror” at Number three and Bucks Fizz are at Number four with their “Land of make believe”
    Climbing inside the top ten are Madness, Jon and Vangelis, Duran Duran and Adam and the Ants who re-bound to Number six this week. Heading south are Ultravox and The Police.
    A number of records have been in the chart for over 10 weeks but the longest runner with 23 weeks is Soft Cell’s “Tainted love” climbing up to Number 30 this week
    Next week could see new entries from Mobiles, The Stranglers, Human League, Christopher Cross, ELO and Alton Edwards – stay tuned!
     
  15. Looks like @Hairycub1969 's chart suffers from the same post-Xmas rebound/re-entry syndrome as mine.
     
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  16. Gotta keep it real - I noted that "Love Action" re-bounded into your Top 40 this week - which is realistic as it came back into the "Bubbling under" section of the UK Top 75 in the first chart of 1982
     
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  18. Oh yeah sorry mini memory blip.
     
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  19. KEY:
    THIS WEEK/LAST WEEK/WEEKS ON CHART

    @Heaven on Earth's #1's:
    1981
    12/12/81 | Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
    12/19/81 | Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
    12/26/81 | The Human League - Don't You Want Me CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE
    1982
    12/02/81 | The Human League - Don't You Want Me

    2 JANUARY 1982
    01 01 04 | The Human League - Don't You Want Me
    02 05 04 | ABBA - One of Us
    03 04 04 | David Bowie - Wild Is the Wind
    04 02 04 | Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
    05 03 04 | Olivia Newton-John - Physical
    06 13 04 | Stevie Nicks with Don Henley - Leather and Lace
    07 09 04 | George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
    08 06 04 | Soft Cell - Bedsitter
    09 08 04 | The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
    10 07 04 | Duran Duran - My Own Way
    11 11 04 | Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
    12 12 04 | The Police - Spirits in the Material World
    13 10 04 | The Pretenders - I Go to Sleep
    14 14 04 | ABC - Tears Are Not Enough
    15 16 03 | The Sugarhill Gang - Apache
    16 15 04 | The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
    17 18 04 | Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
    18 22 04 | Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)
    19 21 02 | The Rolling Stones - Waiting on a Friend
    20 20 04 | The Human League - Open Your Heart
    21 19 04 | The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
    22 24 04 | Madness - It Must Be Love
    23 23 04 | Laurie Anderson - O Superman
    24 17 04 | Prince - Controversy
    25 28 04 | The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
    26 30 02 | Bobby Womack - If You Think You're Lonely Now
    27 27 04 | Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
    28 26 04 | Electric Light Orchestra - Twilight
    29 25 04 | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Joan of Arc
    30 00 01 | Loverboy - Working for the Weekend (DEBUT)

    COMMENTARY:
    As expected, the Human League's position on the top of the chart still remains and is getting stronger. "Under Pressure" and "Physical" both make a leeway for ABBA and solo Bowie but the positions between the four are really close together. In other news, it seems that Stevie Nicks & Don Henley's "Leather and Lace" could actually make the top five next week with a leap from #13 to #6 in just one week. Likewise, a slow and steady chart climber, "Turn Your Love Around," could make the top five.

    Moving on to news about the other side, it seems that poor Quarterflash won't be able to advance beyond the lower half of the charts. "Centerfold" might suffer that similar fate, but there is still a chance for it. We also see a chart debut from Loverboy for their classic "Working for the Weekend" after weeks of stalling at the higher positions of the bubbling under.