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Popjustice Retrochart w/e 05/12/81

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by phoenix123, Nov 26, 2017.

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Who will be the 1981 Christmas Number One ?

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  1. ABBA "One Of Us"

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  2. Cliff Richard "Daddy's Home"

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  3. Human League "Don't You Want Me"

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  4. Madness "It Must Be Love"

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  5. Kim Wilde "Cambodia"

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  6. Queen & David Bowie "Under Pressure"

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  7. Bucks Fizz "Land Of Make Believe"

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  8. Foreigner "Waiting For A GIrl Like You"

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  9. Adam & The Ants "Ant Rap"

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  10. Something else…..

    14.3%
  1. THE RETROCHART
    We are taking a trip down memory lane

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    [​IMG] The Retrochart Vault

    [​IMG] The Rules


    - This is a retrochart which commenced week ending 5 January 1980.

    - Post in the thread or start a new conversation with me with your top 10/20/100 songs of each week.

    - Each week I will post a list of new entries and releases that are eligible to chart and links to international charts (click on the flag / icon for the hyperlink).

    - The list will not be exhaustive and you are free to add any more obscure songs on your personal list released up to that date or songs contemporaneously charting on international charts. If you do I would appreciate any links to evidence the release date or chart history to update the archive.

    - You are free to use your own personal charts from the time (if you have them) or create an updated list for this chart.

    - Please rank your songs from your favourite downwards. (eg #1 down to #100)

    - Your #1 gets 100 points, #2 gets 99 points etc

    - The weekly PJOPS Retrochart is compiled from accumulated points each week.

    - It would be fantastic if you could regularly contribute lists but understandably there may be weeks you can not. If someone fails to contribute towards a weekly chart their previous week’s choices will be frozen and contribute to the chart but the points will be halved. This is to prevent wild fluctuations in chart positions depending on contributions.

    [​IMG] Retrochart Top Ten w/e 05/12/81
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    01 [​IMG] 01 01 05 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    02 [​IMG] 03 02 05 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
    03 [​IMG] 02 01 09 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police [​IMG]
    04 [​IMG] 04 04 04 Cambodia Kim Wilde
    05 [​IMG] 177 05 01 Don't You Want Me Human League

    06 [​IMG] 05 03 09 Physical Olivia Newton-John [​IMG]
    07 [​IMG] 09 07 05 The Voice Ultravox
    08 [​IMG] 08 08 04 I Go To Sleep The Pretenders
    09 [​IMG] 11 09 04 Bedsitter Soft Cell
    10 [​IMG] 16 10 02 Land Of Make Believe Bucks Fizz
     
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  2. [​IMG] Retrochart 05/12/81 50-11

    11 07 07 07 Joan Of Arc OMD
    12 10 10 07 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) Haircut 100
    13 13 13 05 The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum Fun Boy Three
    14 15 14 08 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross
    15 --- 15 01 It Must Be Love Madness HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED

    16 14 14 07 Waiting For A Girl like You Foreigner
    17 34 17 04 Mirror Mirror Dollar FEATURED
    18 21 18 03 Flashback Imagination

    19 06 02 12 Happy Birthday Altered Images [​IMG]
    20 23 20 05 Turn Your Love Around George Benson
    21 30 21 03 Wedding Bells Godley & Crème
    22 29 22 03 The Sweetest Girl Scritti Politti

    23 18 18 13 Our Lips Are Sealed Go-Gos [​IMG]
    24 17 17 02 My Own Way Duran Duran
    25 35 25 05 Don't Stop Believin Journey FEATURED
    26 22 17 08 Tonight I'm Yours Rod Stewart
    27 24 24 06 Tears Are Not Enough ABC
    28 33 28 07 Begin The Beguine Julio Iglesias
    29 44 29 02 Four More From Toyah EP: Good Morning Universe Toyah

    30 25 22 11 Tom Sawyer Rush
    31 27 08 09 Open Your Heart Human League [​IMG]
    32 12 05 09 Labelled With Love Squeeze [​IMG]
    33 20 21 06 Steppin' Out Kool & The Gang
    34 31 27 05 Visions Of China Japan
    35 49 35 02 Wild Is The Wind David Bowie
    36 41 36 03 Colours Fly Away Teardrop Explodes
    37 40 37 04 Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey Modern Romance

    38 36 01 19 Tainted Love Soft Cell [​IMG]
    39 48 39 05 Harden My Heart Quarterflash
    40 45 40 08 Never Too Much Luther Vandross

    41 39 13 09 Genius Of Love Tom Tom Club
    42 28 06 07 Absolute Beginners The Jam
    43 91 43 02 Should I Do It Pointer Sisters HIGHEST CLIMBER
    44 75 44 02 Dead Ringer For Love Meatloaf & Cher
    45 47 45 04 Paint Me Down Spandau Ballet
    46 53 46 04 Young Turks Rod Stewart FEATURED
    47 50 47 02 This Is Radio Clash The Clash

    48 19 01 12 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode [​IMG]
    49 32 18 07 Twilight ELO
    50 43 17 16 Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross [​IMG]
     
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  3. [​IMG] Retrochart 05/12/81 100-51

    51 67 51 02 Daddy's Home Cliff Richard
    52 64 52 04 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) Hall & Oates

    53 37 20 14 Private Eyes Hall & Oates [​IMG]
    54 57 54 06 No Reply At All Genesis
    55 42 02 13 Prince Charming Adam & The Ants [​IMG]
    56 164 56 01 Rock 'n' Roll Status Quo
    57 65 57 03 Starchild Level 42

    58 55 55 07 Here I Am Air Supply
    59 26 05 12 It's My Party Barbara Gaskin & Dave Stewart [​IMG]
    60 --- 60 01 Love Needs No Disguise Gary Numan ft Dramatis FEATURED
    61 46 39 11 Hill Street Blues Mike Post & Larry Carlton
    62 60 30 10 Controversy Prince
    63 38 19 08 Charlotte Sometimes The Cure
    64 68 06 13 Under Your Thumb Godley & Crème [​IMG]
    65 63 03 17 Hand Held In Black And White Dollar [​IMG]
    66 72 66 03 Trouble Lindsey Buckingham
    67 --- 67 01 Hit It The Beat FEATURED

    68 59 46 09 Promises In The Dark Pat Benatar
    69 66 05 16 Start Me Up Rolling Stones [​IMG]
    70 178 70 01 Leather & Lace Stevie Nicks & Don Henley FEATURED
    71 77 71 03 Sweetest Thing Juice Newton

    72 51 39 04 Penthouse And Pavement Heaven 17
    73 80 51 15 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    74 69 69 02 Me And Mr Sanchez Blue Rondo
    75 52 01 17 Souvenir OMD [​IMG]
    76 71 53 11 The Birdie Song Tweets
    77 78 77 03 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want) Kool & The Gang
    78 54 14 08 O Superman Laurie Anderson
    79 86 79 03 My Girl Chilliwack
    80 73 08 10 Thunder In The Mountains Toyah [​IMG]
    81 79 79 08 Mademoiselle Chang Michel Berger
    82 99 82 02 Carte Postale Francis Cabrel
    83 84 78 07 Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes Ann Margret
    84 92 84 02 Je Chante Avec Toi Liberte Nana Mouskouri
    85 58 20 09 When She Was My Girl Four Tops
    86 95 86 03 Mama Used To Say Junior FEATURED
    87 98 67 05 Sweat In Bullet Simple Minds
    88 90 08 21 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club [​IMG]
    89 81 81 04 n Beetje Verliefd Andre Hazes
    90 56 34 10 Night Owls Little River Band
    91 83 13 19 The Magnificent 7 The Clash
    92 130 92 01 Chachacha Raymond Van Het Groenewoud
    93 104 93 01 The Mob Rules Black Sabbath

    94 97 94 02 Summer Of 81 Mondo Rock
    95 102 95 01 Magic Power Triumph

    96 100 33 10 Pretend Alvin Stardust
    97 114 97 01 Woman In Me Crystal Gayle
    98 88 05 20 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel [​IMG]
    99 127 99 01 Centrefold The J. Geils Band FEATURED
    100 87 85 06 Mony Mony Billy Idol
     
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  4. [​IMG] Popjustice Retrochart Number Ones

    1980
    05/01/80 Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd 452
    12/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 548
    19/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 443.5
    26/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 498
    02/02/80 Sara Fleetwood Mac 526
    09/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 441
    16/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 456
    23/02/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 551
    01/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 533
    08/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 536
    15/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 524
    22/03/80 Atomic Blondie 551
    29/03/80 Going Underground The Jam 639
    05/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 638
    12/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 590.5
    19/04/80 Call Me Blondie 646
    26/04/80 Call Me Blondie 647
    03/05/80 Call Me Blondie 597.5
    10/05/80 Call Me Blondie 637
    17/05/80 A Forest The Cure 584.5
    24/05/80 A Forest The Cure 541
    31/05/80 A Forest The Cure 485.5
    07/06/80 A Forest The Cure 513
    14/06/80 We Are Glass Gary Numan 517
    21/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 537
    28/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 495.5
    05/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 460
    12/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 558
    19/07/80 Upside Down Diana Ross 506
    26/07/80 Babooshka Kate Bush 483
    02/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 574
    09/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 591
    16/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 543
    23/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 492
    30/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 489
    06/09/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 580
    13/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 593
    20/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 544
    27/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 496
    04/10/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 486
    11/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 481
    18/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 480
    25/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 468
    01/11/80 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand 452
    08/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 451
    15/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 470
    22/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 478
    29/11/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 488
    06/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 446
    13/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 436
    20/12/80 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 433
    27/12/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 474 [​IMG] CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE


    1981
    03/01/81 Celebration Kool & The Gang 387
    10/01/81 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 403
    17/01/81 Flash Queen 390
    24/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 443
    31/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 422.5
    07/02/81 Woman John Lennon 422
    14/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 398
    21/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 449
    28/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 451
    07/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 438
    14/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 438
    21/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 425
    28/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 404
    04/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 397
    11/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 392
    18/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 379
    25/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 368
    02/05/81 It's A Love Thing The Whispers 347
    09/05/81 Drowning / All Out To Get You The Beat 344
    16/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 443
    23/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 469
    30/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 483
    06/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 482
    13/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 474
    20/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 464
    27/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 445
    04/07/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 423
    11/07/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 402 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - NINE WEEKS

    18/07/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 431
    25/07/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 447
    01/08/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 432
    08/08/81 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 446
    15/08/81 Tainted Love Soft Cell 434
    22/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 482
    29/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 487
    05/09/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 483
    12/09/81 Tainted Love Soft Cell 560
    19/09/81 Souvenir OMD 586
    26/09/81 Souvenir OMD 595
    03/10/81 Souvenir OMD 595
    10/10/81 Souvenir OMD 567
    17/10/81 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode 572
    24/10/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 562
    31/10/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 568
    07/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 642
    14/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 655
    21/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 650
    28/11/81 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 658 HIGHEST EVER WEEKLY TOTAL

    05/12/81 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 643
     
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  5. Week 49

    [​IMG] Global Chart Top 10 w/e 05/12/81
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    01 [​IMG] 01 01 06 Physical Olivia Newton-John THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    02 [​IMG] 02 01 07 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
    03 [​IMG] 08 03 02 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross
    04 [​IMG] 03 01 12 Start Me Up Rolling Stones
    05 [​IMG] 05 05 02 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
    06 [​IMG] 04 04 03 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
    07 [​IMG] 09 07 04 Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner
    08 [​IMG] 06 03 10 Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross
    09 [​IMG] 07 07 07 La Danse Des Canards J. J. Lionel

    10 [​IMG] --- 02 13 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
     
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  6. [​IMG] US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 05/12/81
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    01 [​IMG] 01 01 10 Physical Olivia Newton-John THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    02 [​IMG] 02 02 09 Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner
    03 [​IMG] 04 03 11 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic Police
    04 [​IMG] 06 04 11 Oh No Commodores
    05 [​IMG] 05 05 11 Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) Air Supply
    06 [​IMG] 03 01 15 Private Eyes Daryl Hall And John Oates
    07 [​IMG] 11 07 10 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
    08 [​IMG] 12 08 08 Young Turks Rod Stewart
    09 [​IMG] 10 09 08 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross
    10 [​IMG] 07 02 16 Start Me Up Rolling Stones

    [​IMG] New Entries
    #70 Waiting On A Friend The Rolling Stones
    #81 Breakin' Away Al Jarreau
    #82 Take It Easy On Me Little River Band
    #84 Love Is Alright Tonite Rick Springfield
    #87 The Woman In Me Crystal Gayle
    #88 Could It Be Love Jennifer Warnes
    #89 Little Darlin' Sheila
    #90 Runaway Rita Leif Garrett
    #92 Sharing The Love Rufus & Chaka Khan


    [​IMG] US Charts
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    Billboard Magazine
    Cashbox Singles Chart Physical Olivia Newton-John THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    Billboard Adult Contemporary The Old Songs Barry Manilow SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    Billboard Disco Top 100 Controversy / Let's Work Prince FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    Billboard Hot Soul Singles Let's Groove Earth Wind & Fire SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
     
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  7. [​IMG] UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 05/12/81
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    01 [​IMG] 02 01 07 Begin The Beguine Julio Iglesias [​IMG] 83,000 NEW NUMBER ONE
    02 [​IMG] 01 01 04 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie [​IMG] 71,000
    03 [​IMG] 03 03 05 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire [​IMG] 69,000
    04 [​IMG] 05 04 04 Bedsitter Soft Cell 67,000
    05 [​IMG] 07 05 05 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross 64,000

    06 [​IMG] 15 06 03 Daddy's Home Cliff Richard 57,000
    07 [​IMG] 10 07 04 I Go To Sleep Pretenders 57,000
    08 [​IMG] 04 04 07
    Favourite Shirts Haircut One Hundred 57,000
    09 [​IMG] --- 09 01 Don't You Want Me Human League 56,000
    10 [​IMG] 12 10 05 Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey Modern Romance 54,000
    Chart News
    12 14 12 06 Steppin' Out Kool & The Gang
    14 23 14 02 Four More From Toyah (EP) Toyah
    16 18 16 05 The Voice Ultravox
    18 24 18 04 Cambodia Kim Wilde
    19 19 19 06 Tears Are Not Enough ABC
    20 21 20 05 The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum) The Fun Boy Three
    21 26 21 03 Wedding Bells Godley & Creme
    23 28 23 04 Flashback Imagination
    26 37 26 02 My Own Way Duran Duran

    27 42 27 02 Rock N' Roll Status Quo
    28 59 28 02 Wild Is The Wind David Bowie

    29 31 29 04 Turn Your Love Around George Benson
    34 36 34 03 The R'N'B Party Four (EP) Bad Manners
    35 48 35 02 The Land Of Make Believe Bucks Fizz

    36 63 36 02 Dead Ringer For Love Meat Loaf
    37 41 37 04 Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) Dollar
    38 71 38 02 Footsteps Showaddywaddy
    39 39 39 03 We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World) Boney M
    42 47 42 03 Easier Said Than Done Shakatak
    43 50 43 02 I Can't Say Goodbye To You Helen Reddy
    47 69 47 02 This Is Radio Clash The Clash
    50 53 50 02 Friday 13th (EP) The Damned
    53 60 53 04 Throwing My Baby Out With The Bathwater Tenpole Tudor

    [​IMG] New Entries

    #24 It Must Be Love Madness
    #33 Love Needs No Disguise Gary Numan & Dramatis
    #55 All That Glitters Gary Glitter
    #63 Should I Do It? The Pointer Sisters
    #65 You Could Have Been With Me Sheena Easton
    #70 Don't Let 'Em Grind You Down (EP) The Exploited
    #71 Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing The Tweets
    #73 Blackboard Jumble Barron Knights
    #74 Help, Get Me Some Help! Ottawan
    #75 Hit It The Beat


    Bubbling Under (The Next 25)
    Bouncy Bouncy Jumpp
    Brideshead Theme OST Chrysalis
    Countdown UK Subs
    Cumberland Gap Shakin Pyramids / Lonnie Donegan
    Follow You Anywhere Sad Cafe
    Hockey Cockey Snowmen
    I Could Never Miss You More Than I Do Lulu
    Iona Skids

    I'll Find My Way Home Jon & Vangelis
    I'm Glad That You're Here Alphonse Mouzon
    I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day Wizzard
    Just Once Quincy Jones
    Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul The Fool
    Lovin' You Kiki Dee & Elton John
    Matte Kudasai King Crimson

    Never In A Million Years Boomtown Rats
    Stars Over 45 Chas & Dave
    Sweet Dreams Elvis Costello
    The Old Songs Barry Manilow
    Theme From Hill Street Blues Mike Post & Larry Carlton
    Tonight The Look
    Trini-Trax Trini Lopez
    Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner

    Wrack My Brain Ringo Starr

    [​IMG] UK Charts
    NME Under Pressure Queen SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    UK Official Indie Chart Four More From Toyah Toyah NEW NUMBER ONE
    UK Album Chart Greatest Hits Queen FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
     
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  10. [​IMG] TROS Europarade Top 30
    [​IMG] Offizielle Deutsche Charts Top 75
    [​IMG] Canadian RPM Top 50
    [​IMG] Australia Kent Music Report Top 20
    [​IMG] New Zealand Top 10
    [​IMG] Stichting Nederlandse Top 40
    [​IMG] Irish Singles Top 30
    [​IMG] Swedish Topplistan Top 20

    [​IMG] Swiss Hitparade Top 15
    [​IMG] Finnish Singles Chart
    [​IMG] French Singles Chart
    [​IMG] Italian Singles Chart
    [​IMG] Spanish Singles Chart
     
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  11. @phoenix123 Retrochart Singles Top Ten w/e 05/12/81
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    01 [​IMG] 01 01 05 Under Pressure / Queen & David Bowie [​IMG] 100,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    02 [​IMG] 05 02 04 Cambodia / Kim Wilde 42,500
    03 [​IMG] 03 03 04 Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) / Dollar 42,500
    04 [​IMG] 04 04 04 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) / Hall & Oates 40,000

    05 [​IMG] 02 01 10 Physical / Oliva Newton-John [​IMG] 40,000
    06 [​IMG] 06 04 08 Why Do Fools Fall In Love / Diana Ross 27,500
    07 [​IMG] 23 07 03 Daddy's Home / Cliff Richard 25,000 HIGHCLIMBER
    08 [​IMG] 25 08 03 Land Of Make Believe / Bucks Fizz 22,000 HIGHCLIMBER
    09 [​IMG] 12 09 10 Mama Used To Say / Junior 21,000
    10 [​IMG] 51 10 03 Don't You Want Me / Human League 20,000 HIGHEST CLIMBER


    Queen & Bowie reign supreme at the top of the singles chart for a second week running.

    As expected three tracks overhaul Olivia to stack up behind them but all are off the pace and it could be a third week next week.

    That is unless the three new top ten hits this week continue their current pace. Both Cliff Richard and Bucks Fizz are making a run for the top with huge climbs but both pale in comparison to the 41-place leap from Human League, looking for a second chart topper after their last single limped to only #61!

    Amongst the massive climbers, Junior slinks his way 12-9 for his first top ten hit.
     
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  12. 11 15 11 07 Turn Your Love Around / George Benson
    12 13 12 06 Summer Of 81 / Mondo Rock
    13 14 13 09 Waiting For A Girl Like You / Foreigner

    14 08 07 11 Mony Mony / Billy Idol
    15 07 03 12 Never Too Much / Luther Vandross [​IMG]
    16 22 16 06 Don't Stop Believin / Journey
    17 20 17 09 I Could Never Miss You / Lulu

    18 10 04 12 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic / The Police
    19 09 09 12 If You Want My Lovin' / Evelyn "Champagne" King
    20 39 20 02 You Could Have Been With Me / Sheena Easton
    21 11 01 12 Just Can't Get Enough / Depeche Mode [​IMG]
    22 21 20 07 Genius Of Love / Tom Tom Club
    23 --- 23 01 It Must Be Love / Madness HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
    24 27 24 04 Let's Groove / Earth, Wind & Fire

    25 26 23 13 Turn It On / Level 42
    26 35 26 04 Young Turks / Rod Stewart
    27 28 27 05 Centrefold / The J. Geils Band

    28 24 01 19 Tainted Love / Soft Cell [​IMG]
    29 43 29 04 Starchild / Level 42
    30 29 27 07 Tonight I'm Yours / Rod Stewart
    31 46 31 04 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) / Haircut 100
    32 34 32 04 Colours Fly Away / Teardrop Explodes

    33 32 28 09 Labelled With Love / Squeeze
    34 30 04 11 Controversy / Prince
    35 18 07 11 All I Need / Dan Hartman
    36 17 08 14 Happy Birthday / Altered Images
    37 52 37 04 The Sweetest Girl / Scritti Politti
    38 48 38 09 No Reply At All / Genesis
    39 47 39 04 Flashback / Imagination

    40 33 33 10 Shake It Up / Cheryl Lynn
    41 19 06 10 Aie A Mwana / Bananarama
    42 16 11 12 Do You Love Me / Patti Austin
    43 31 14 11 Belinda / Eurythmics
    44 40 40 08 The Woman In Me / Crystal Gayle
    45 73 45 04 Dead Ringer For Love / Meatloaf & Cher
    46 38 02 12 Homosapien / Pete Shelley [​IMG]
    47 36 03 13 Chemistry / Mondo Rock [​IMG]
    48 54 48 02 She's Got A Way / Billy Joel
    49 49 48 04 I Don't Know What It Is / Pete Shelley
    50 59 50 05 You'll Never Know / Hi Gloss
    51 77 51 02 Wedding Bells / Godley & Crème
    52 60 52 04 When She Was My Girl / Four Tops

    53 61 51 08 Poor Man's Son / Survivor
    54 62 54 02 My Own Way / Duran Duran
    55 64 55 02 Steppin Out / Kool & The Gang
    56 76 56 02 This Is Radio Clash / The Clash

    57 44 34 12 Let's Hang On / Barry Manilow
    58 41 02 15 Private Eyes / Hall & Oates [​IMG]
    59 37 06 17 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) / Christopher Cross [​IMG]
    60 42 19 15 Our Lips Are Sealed / Go-Go's
    61 78 61 10 I've Done Everything For You / Rick Springfield
    62 58 02 17 Hand Held In Black And White / Dollar [​IMG]
    63 63 26 12 Under Your Thumb / Godley And Crème
    64 91 64 02 Should I Do It / Pointer Sisters
    65 89 65 02 The Voice / Ultravox

    66 68 66 04 Bedsitter / Soft Cell
    67 69 67 04 Penthouse & Pavement / Heaven 17

    68 45 31 11 Promises In The Dark / Pat Benatar
    69 75 69 08 As Time Goes By / Funkapolitan
    70 87 70 05 I Wanna Love You Tonight / Klymaxx
    71 90 71 03 Can't Help Myself / Icehouse
    72 88 72 05 What A Surprise / Pointer Sisters

    73 57 27 08 It's My Party / Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
    74 74 08 13 Prince Charming / Adam & The Ants
    75 71 63 09 He's A Liar / Bee Gees
    76 79 66 10 Cadillac Ranch / Bruce Springsteen
    77 81 77 05 The Old Songs / Barry Manilow
    78 55 16 17 We Can Get Together / Icehouse
    79 50 37 13 We're In This Love Together / Al Jarreau
    80 53 47 13 You Sure Look Good To Me / Phyllis Hyman
    81 56 21 14 In And Out Of Love / Imagination
    82 65 42 10 When She Dances / Joey Scarbury
    83 66 43 11 Invisible Sun / The Police
    84 --- 84 01 If I Were You / Lulu
    85 84 69 07 I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here Today / Crusaders feat Joe Cocker
    86 85 70 08 I'm Going To Love Her For The Both Of Us / Meatloaf
    87 86 86 05 La La Means I Love You / Tierra
    88 92 88 04 Tom Sawyer / Rush
    89 93 69 12 Tunnel Of Love / Dire Straits
    90 67 48 14 In Your Letter / REO Speedwagon
    91 72 64 08 Thunder In The Mountains / Toyah
    92 80 56 10 Love All The Hurt Away / Aretha Franklin & George Benson
    93 96 93 03 Night Games / Stephanie Mills
    94 82 38 13 Say Goodbye To Hollywood (Live) / Billy Joel
    95 83 09 17 Hands Up (Gimme Your Heart) / Ottawan
    96 94 23 13 Just Another Broken Heart / Sheena Easton
    97 --- 97 01 Hit It / The Beat
    98 97 42 13 At This Moment (Live) / Billy & The Beaters
    99 98 02 15 Wired For Sound / Cliff Richard [​IMG]
    100 100 01 18 Love Action (I Believe In Love) / Human League [​IMG]
     
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  13. @phoenix123 NUMBER ONES

    1980
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    05/01/80 3 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
    26/01/80 1 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
    02/02/80 3 Rock With You Michael Jackson
    23/02/80 2 Save Me Queen
    08/03/80 3 Atomic Blondie
    29/03/80 2 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
    12/04/80 1 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
    19/04/80 1 Turn It On Again Genesis
    26/04/80 1 You May Be Right Billy Joel
    03/05/80 2 Call Me Blondie
    17/05/80 2 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
    31/05/80 1 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
    07/06/80 2 The Rose Bette Midler
    21/06/80 2 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
    05/07/80 3 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
    26/07/80 1 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers
    02/08/80 2 Upside Down Diana Ross
    16/08/80 3 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
    06/09/80 4 Fame Irene Cara LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
    04/10/80 2 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
    18/10/80 1 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford
    25/10/80 2 Three Little Birds Bob Marley & The Wailers
    08/11/80 1 Enola Gay OMD
    15/11/80 1 Celebration Kool & The Gang
    22/11/80 3 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
    13/12/80 3 Super Trouper ABBA [​IMG] CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE

    1981
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    03/01/81 1 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) John Lennon
    10/01/81 2 Flash Queen
    24/01/81 2 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
    07/02/81 3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
    28/02/81 1 Rapture Blondie
    07/03/81 1 I Surrender Rainbow
    14/03/81 2 Reward Teardrop Explodes
    28/03/81 2 Kids In America Kim Wilde
    11/04/81 1 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
    18/04/81 2 Make That Move Shalamar
    02/05/81 2 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
    16/05/81 1 Heaven In Your Arms Dan Hartman
    23/05/81 1 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
    30/05/81 4 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
    27/06/81 1 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
    04/07/81 4 Believe It Or Not Joey Scarbury LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
    01/08/81 1 The River Bruce Springsteen
    08/08/81 1 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
    15/08/81 1 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
    22/08/81 1 New Life Depeche Mode
    29/08/81 1 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League
    06/09/81 3 Tainted Love Soft Cell
    26/09/81 1 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
    03/10/81 4 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
    31/10/81 4 Physical Olivia Newton-John LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
    28/11/81 2 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie

    ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

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    4 Michael Jackson
    4 Queen
    3 Blondie
    3 ABBA
    2 Billy Joel
    2 Bob Marley & The Wailers
    2 Hall & Oates
    2 Bruce Springsteen
    2 Diana Ross
    2 Depeche Mode
    2 Olivia Newton-John



    MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE:
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    8 Michael Jackson
    8 Queen*
    7 ABBA
    7 Olivia Newton-John
    6 Blondie
    6 Hall & Oates
    5 Depeche Mode
    4 Irene Cara
    4 Joey Scarbury
    4 Bruce Springsteen


    LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONES:

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    4 Fame Irene Cara 1980
    4 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates 1981
    4 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury 1981
    4 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode 1981
    4 Physical Olivia Newton-John 1981
    3 Off The Wall Michael Jackson 1980
    3 Rock With You Michael Jackson 1980
    3 Atomic Blondie 1980
    3 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO 1980
    3 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 1980
    3 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen 1980
    3 Super Trouper ABBA 1980
    3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 1981
    3 Tainted Love Soft Cell 1981


    MOST WEEKS IN THE TOP 100 - BY SONG:
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    31 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
    31 Fame Irene Cara
    29 Save Me Queen
    28 When I Dream Teardrop Explodes
    27 Believe It Or Not Joey Scarbury
    27 Rock With You Michael Jackson
    27 The Rose Bette Midler
    26 He's So Shy Pointer Sisters
    26 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
    26 Looking Up Donna Summer
    26 Kids In America Kim Wilde
    25 Rock Lobster B-52s
    25 Magic Olivia Newton-John
    25 Upside Down Diana Ross
    25 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
    24 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
    24 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
    24 Who Do You Think You're Fooling Donna Summer


    *still charting
     
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  14. @phoenix123 Retrochart Albums Top 10 w/e 05/12/81
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    01 [​IMG] 01 01 05 Greatest Hits / Queen [​IMG] 120,000 FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
    02 [​IMG] 04 02 03 Chart Hits Vol 1 & 2 / Various Artists 50,000

    03 [​IMG] 02 02 06 Private Eyes / Hall & Oates 45,000
    04 [​IMG] 03 03 06 Best Of Blondie / Blondie 40,000
    05 [​IMG] 09 05 07 Dare / Human League 30,000
    06 [​IMG] 07 01 08 Chemistry / Mondo Rock 30,000
    07 [​IMG] 06 06 05 Physical / Olivia Newton-John 30,000

    08 [​IMG] 05 04 04 Speak And Spell / Depeche Mode 30,000
    09 [​IMG] 10 09 05 Why Do Fools Fall In Love / Diana Ross 20,000

    10 [​IMG] 08 06 09 I'm In Love / Evelyn Champagne King 20,000
     
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  15. So Queen and Bowie sit at the top for a third week as Ultravox look to get a second "Vienna" and Soft Cell look to get a second "Tainted Love", while Fun Boy Three come close to the success of their old band the Specials. David Bowie has a second top 10 from an archival single release, and hotly-tipped newcomers Scritti Politti earn their first top 10 hit. Elsewhere, Black Sabbath almost repeat the success of "Neon Knights", and how will The Clash and George Benson do, let alone the new entries from the Human League and Madness... watch this space!

    1. (1) Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
    2. (4) The Voice - Ultravox
    3. (5) Bedsitter - Soft Cell
    4. (9) The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum - Fun Boy Three
    5. (7) Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire
    6. (2) Visions of China - Japan
    7. (13) The Sweetest Girl - Scritti Politti
    8. (3) Tom Sawyer - Rush
    9. (12) I Go to Sleep - The Pretenders
    10. (14) Wild is the Wind - David Bowie

    11. (15) The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
    12. (6) Joan of Arc - Orchestral Maneouvres in the Dark
    13. (NEW) Don't You Want Me - The Human League
    14. (16) Cambodia - Kim Wilde
    15. (8) Tears Are Not Enough - ABC
    16. (NEW) It Must Be Love - Madness
    17. (10) Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
    18. (22) Turn Your Love Around - George Benson
    19. (11) Charlotte Sometimes - The Cure
    20. (23) This is Radio Clash - The Clash

    21. (25) My Own Way - Duran Duran
    22. (24) Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) - Dollar
    23. (18) Princess of the Night - Saxon
    24. (19) Wedding Bells - Godley and Creme
    25. (17) Happy Birthday - Altered Images
    26. (28) Dead Ringer for Love - Meat Loaf
    27. (20) Absolute Beginners - The Jam
    28. (21) Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
    29. (31) Colours Fly By - The Teardrop Explodes
    30. (NEW) Hit It - The Beat

    31. (26) Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100
    32. (37) Four More from Toyah - Toyah
    33. (27) Labelled with Love - Squeeze
    34. (NEW) Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters
    35. (32) Paint Me Down - Spandau Ballet
    36. (NEW) Love Needs No Disguise - Gary Numan and Dramatis
    37. (29) O Superman - Laurie Anderson
    38. (NEW) Don't Let 'Em Grind You Down - The Exploited
    39. (35) Friday 13th EP - The Damned
    40. (38) Open Your Heart - The Human League
     
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  16. As we are heading into December I was wondering what kind of Year-End round-up we should have for 1981? Just a straightforward countdown of the top 40 for the year? A few polls? Brit style awards?
     
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  17. A Top 100 for the year would be great - how about a poll "Brit Awards" style where we vote for our favourite single/album/artist from a shortlist?
     
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  18. Yeah I wasn't sure whether to do a thread+poll and how to decide a shortlist etc. The poll threads @Tommy Johnson was doing a while back seemed to get a lot of votes!
     
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  19. December 5, 1981
    #- Artist- Single - (Wks) Last Week

    1. Earth, Wind, & Fire - Let's Groove (10) 1
    2. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics (7) 2
    3. E.L.O. - Twilight (7) 5
    4. Go-Go's -Our Lips Are Sealed (17) 12
    5. Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party (11) 6
    6. Dollar -Hand Held In Black & White (12) 3
    7. Ann Margret -Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes (10) 4
    8. Tweets -Birdie Song (11) 9
    9. Pat benatar-Promises In The Dark (10) 7
    10. Little River band -Night Owls (16) 8
    11. Toyah - Thunder In The Mountain (10) 11
    12. Triumph - Magic Power (10) 14
    13. Ultravox -Voice (5) 18
    14. Godley & Creame -Under Your Thumb (11) 13
    15. Genesis -No Reply At All (11) 16
    16. Diana Ross- Why Do Fools Fall In Love (8) 17
    17. Olivia Newton-John - Physical (10) 22
    18. Queen & David Bowie- Under Pressure (5) 22
    19. Juice Newton -Sweetest Thing (8) 27
    20. Christopher Cross-Arthur's Theme (17) 10
    21. Diesel -Sausalito Summernight (13) 15
    22. Police- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (11) 23
    23. Foreigner- Waiting For A Girl Like You (8) 24
    24. Journey -Don't Stop Believin' (6) 25
    25. Quarterflash - Harden My Heart (8) 29
    26. Air Supply -Here I Am (11) 26
    27. Altered Images -Happy Birthday (7) 28
    28. Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only (19) 19
    29. Moody Blues - Voice (19) 20
    30. Chilliwack - My Girl (11) 30
    31. Kool & the Gang -Take my Heart (8) 31
    32. Lindsey Buckingham -Trouble (7) 33
    33. Arabesque- In For A Penny (6) 35
    34. Ottawan -Hands Up (7) 39
    35. O.M.D. - Joan Of Arc (6) 36
    36. Fun Boy Three- Lunatics (5) 37
    37. Human League -Open Your Heart (7) 40
    38. ABC -Tears Are Not Enough (6) 34
    39. Heaven 17-Play To Win (8) 32
    40. Loverboy -Working For The Weekend (4) 47
    41. Steve Carlisle -WKRP In Cincinnati (3) 61
    42. Kim Wilde -Cambodia (4) 46
    43. Scritti Politti -Sweetest Girl (3) 49
    44. Stevie Nicks & Don Henley - Leather & Lace (7) 51
    45. Red Rider -Lunatic Fringe (11) 38
    46. Charley McClain -Sleepin' With The Radio On (5) 53
    47. Squeeze - Labelled With Love (6) 45
    48. George Benson -Turn Your Love Around (7) 54
    49. Ronnie Milsap -I Wouldn't Have Missed It..(7) 55
    50. Mike post & Larry Carlton - Hill Street Blues Theme (11) 41
    51. Sheena Easton - Just Another Broken Heart (12) 42
    52. Rod Stewart - Young Turks (6) 59
    53. Sheila - Little Darlin' (3) 84
    54. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (10) 56
    55. Eddie Rabbitt - Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight (2) 72
    56. Sneaker -More Than Just The Two Of Us (2) 71
    57. Moody Blues - Talking Out Of Turn (5) 60
    58. Balance - Falling In love (3) 63
    59. Nicolette Larson -Fool Me Again (3) 67
    60. Stevie Woods -Steal The Night (7) 66
    61. Ringo Starr -Wrack my Brain (4) 69
    62. Chris Christian - I Want You, I Need You (8) 57
    63. Don McLean - Castles In The Air (2) 73
    64. Irene Cara - Anyone Can See (3) 85
    65. Duran Duran -Girls On Film (10) 50
    66. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -Hooked On A Can-Can (4) 68
    67. Teardrop Explodes -Colours Fly By (3) 70
    68. Alabama - Love In The First Degree (2) 88
    69. Dan Fogelberg -Hard To Say (15) 48
    70. Crystal Gayle -Woman In Me (8) 80
    71. Madleen Kane -You Can (3) 82
    72. Depeche Mode -Just Can't Get Enough (7) 76
    73. Bertie Higgins -Key Largo (2) 87
    74. Bohannon- Let's Start The Dance Again (8) 74
    75. Little River Band - Take It Easy On Me (1) <new
    76. Kinks - Better Things (3) 78
    77. Karla Devito - Midnight Confession (3) 79
    78. Gary Wright -Heartbeat (3) 81
    79. Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (3) 90
    80. Neil Diamond -Yesterday's Songs (3) 83
    81. Bee Gees - Living Eyes (2) 89
    82. Julio Iglasias - Begin The Beguine (1) <new
    83. Dollar - Mirror, Mirror (3) 86
    84. Billy Joel -She's Got A Way (2) 96
    85. Steve Wariner -All Roads Lead to You (1) <new
    86. Hi-Gloss- You'll Never Know (7) 58
    87. Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover (1) <new
    88. Steve Miller Band - Heart Like A Wheel (3) 94
    89. Lulu -If I Were You (3) 92
    90. Human League - Don't You Want Me (1) <new
    91. Paul Davis - Cool Night (2) 97
    92. Rush - Closer To The Heart (1) <new
    93. Dolly Dots - P.S. (1) <new
    94. Devo - Beautiful World (2) 98
    95. Debra Laws -Meant For You (3) 93
    96. Barbara Mandrell -Wish You Were Here (4) 95
    97. Debra DeJean -Are you Lovin' Somebody (1) <new
    98. Jam - Absolute Beginners (6) 64
    99. Rupert Holmes - Loved By One You Love (4) 91
    100. Cars - Shake It Up (1) <new
     
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  20. Little River Band is still in the top 10 with Night Owls, and now they have a great new song called Take it Easy On Me that could possibly do even better, debuting at #75, highest debut of the week!