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Popjustice Retrochart w/e 12/12/81

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by phoenix123, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. #10 is Ultravox with the Voice, it is the first top 10 of their career (Vienna peaked at #13)
     
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  2. I'm here!!!

    So, it's a fourth week at the top for Queen and Bowie; more than that, Bowie looks as if he could replace himself soon! On the other hand, Scritti Politti are doing far better than expected, posing a serious threat to Soft Cell's chances of a second #1 on the trot, and top 10 regulars the Human League and Madness have done as expected... could they go all the way for Christmas, or get beaten out by one of the NINE new entries this week? Watch this space...

    1. (1) Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
    2. (3) Bedsitter - Soft Cell
    3. (7) The Sweetest Girl - Scritti Politti
    4. (10) Wild is the Wind - David Bowie
    5. (2) The Voice - Ultravox
    6. (9) I Go to Sleep - The Pretenders
    7. (13) Don't You Want Me - The Human League
    8. (16) It Must Be Love - Madness
    9. (4) The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum - Fun Boy Three
    10. (14) Cambodia - Kim Wilde
    11. (5) Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire
    12. (NEW) One of Us - ABBA
    13. (6) Visions of China - Japan
    14. (NEW) Spirits in the Material World - The Police
    15. (21) My Own Way - Duran Duran
    16. (20) This is Radio Clash - The Clash
    17. (8) Tom Sawyer - Rush
    18. (NEW) Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
    19. (12) Joan of Arc - Orchestral Maneouvres in the Dark
    20. (18) Turn Your Love Around - George Benson
    21. (11) The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
    22. (24) Wedding Bells - Godley and Creme
    23. (NEW) I Could Be Happy - Altered Images
    24. (15) Tears Are Not Enough - ABC
    25. (NEW) Waiting on a Friend - The Rolling Stones
    26. (17) Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
    27. (NEW) Sweet Dreams - Elvis Costello
    28. (19) Charlotte Sometimes - The Cure
    29. (22) Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) - Dollar
    30. (NEW) I'll Find My Way Home - Jon Anderson and Vangelis
    31. (34) Should I Do It - The Pointer Sisters
    32. (NEW) Young Turks - Rod Stewart
    33. (26) Dead Ringer for Love - Meat Loaf
    34. (36) Love Needs No Disguise - Gary Numan and Dramatis
    35. (25) Happy Birthday - Altered Images
    36. (31) Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100
    37. (30) Hit It - The Beat
    38. (32) Four More from Toyah - Toyah
    39. (35) Paint Me Down - Spandau Ballet
    40. (NEW) Never in a Million Years - The Boomtown Rats
     
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  3. Before I reveal the HMV Retrochart, here's this week's makers and shakers:

    Number 49 - new entry for Cliff Richard and "Daddy's home":
     
  4. Number 46 - new entry for Foreigner and "Waiting for a girl like you":
     
  5. Number 44 - new entry for Altered Images and their follow up to "Happy Birthday" called "I could be so happy":

     
  6. Number 39 - new entry for Jon and Vangelis with "I'll find my own way home":

     
  7. Number 17 - new entry for The Police and single number three from "Ghost in the machine" - this one's called "Spirits in the material world":

     
  8. Number 10 - up from 16 after 5 weeks on the chart Dollar crack the top ten with "Mirror Mirror" @Rooneyboy

     
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  9. Number 9 - a high new entry for Abba with their brand new single called "One of us":

     
  10. HMV Retrochart:
    W/e 12th December 1981
    TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
    1 5 2 1 DON'T YOU WANT ME The Human League 1

    2 1 6 1 LET'S GROOVE Earth Wind and Fire 5
    3 3 4 3 THE "SWEETEST" GIRL Scritti Politti N/A
    4 4 6 4 THE VOICE Ultravox 23
    5 2 8 1 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC The Police 38
    6 NEW 1 6 ANTRAP Adam and the Ants 9
    7 6 5 6 BEDSITTER Soft Cell 6
    8 12 5 8 PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT Heaven 17 N/A
    9 NEW 1 9 ONE OF US Abba 11
    10 16 5 10 MIRROR MIRROR Dollar 26
    11 20 5 11 CAMBODIA Kim Wilde 12
    12 7 5 7 I GO TO SLEEP The Pretenders 13
    13 19 6 13 THE LUNATICS (HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM) Fun Boy Three 20
    14 18 5 14 STARCHILD Level 42 N/A
    15 8 8 2 JOAN OF ARC OMD 32
    16 21 5 16 FLASHBACK Imagination 16
    17 NEW 1 17 SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD The Police 28
    18 23 3 18 GOOD MORNING UNIVERSE Toyah 14
    19 25 3 19 MY OWN WAY Duran Duran 22
    20 9 6 9 SWEAT IN BULLET Simple Minds N/A
    21 28 2 21 IT MUST BE LOVE Madness 7
    22 24 4 22 WEDDING BELLS Godley and Crème 10
    23 15 7 7 STEPPIN' OUT Kool and the Gang 18
    24 10 6 10 AY AY AY AY MOOSEY Modern Romance 15
    25 33 3 25 LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE Bucks Fizz 24
    26 11 7 4 TOM SAWYER Rush N/A
    27 32 3 27 WILD IS THE WIND David Bowie 25
    28 36 3 28 ROCK'N'ROLL Status Quo 17
    29 13 8 4 FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL) Haircut 100 21
    30 44 2 30 I WANNA TAKE YOU HOME Patrick Cowley N/A
    31 17 6 8 VISIONS OF CHINA Japan 65
    32 40 3 32 THIS IS RADIO CLASH The Clash 53
    33 26 5 10 UNDER PRESSURE Queen & David Bowie 8
    34 14 8 14 BEGIN THE BEGUINE Julio Iglesias 3
    35 47 2 35 HIT IT The Beat 70
    36 39 4 36 EASIER SAID THAN DONE Shakatak 42
    37 22 6 17 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Diana Ross 4
    38 27 9 7 TONIGHT I'M YOURS Rod Stewart 37
    39 NEW 1 39 I'LL FIND MY OWN WAY HOME Jon and Vangelis 46
    40 34 4 34 COLOURS FLY AWAY The Teardrop Explodes N/A
    41 30 13 10 MENERGY Patrick Cowley N/A
    42 NEW 1 42 YOUNG TURKS Rod Stewart 41
    43 35 4 35 CAN'T HELP MYSELF Linx N/A
    44 NEW 1 44 I COULD BE HAPPY Altered Images 50
    45 29 9 7 GLORIA U2 N/A
    46 NEW 1 46 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU Foreigner 58
    47 31 20 3 TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell N/A
    48 41 15 1 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Altered Images 55
    49 NEW 1 49 DADDY'S HOME Cliff Richard 2
    50 38 10 6 GENUIS OF LOVE Tom Tom Club N/A

    The highest new entry this week comes in at Number 6 for Adam and the Ants with a little help from the naughty north and the sexy south - this is "Ant Rap" featuring Lulu in the video:


    The Human League have the new Number One this week with "Don't you want me":


    Cubfile:
    The Human League have their second number one of 1981 as “Don’t you want me” climbs from 5 to 1 this week. But they’d better watch out as there are two new entries into the top ten this week. Adam and the Ants enter at number six with “Antrap” and at number nine Abba arrive with “One of us” Scritti Politti and Ultravox are non-movers. Heaven 17 and Dollar climb inside the top ten. Heading south are Earth Wind & Fire, The Police and Soft Cell
    The longest runner in the chart is Soft Cell with “Tainted love” tumbling down to Number 47 after 20 weeks on the HMV Retrochart in total.
    Next week could see new entries from Kool and the Gang and The Four Tops – stay tuned!
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  11. 1981 - The Stats:

    The Number Ones of 1981 so far:
    W/E Artist Title

    03-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
    10-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
    17-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
    24-Jan-81 John Lennon Woman
    31-Jan-81 John Lennon Woman
    07-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
    14-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
    21-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
    28-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
    07-Mar-81 Ultravox Vienna
    14-Mar-81 Talking Heads Once in a lifetime
    21-Mar-81 Talking Heads Once in a lifetime
    28-Mar-81 Kim Wilde Kids in America
    04-Apr-81 Kim Wilde Kids in America
    11-Apr-81 Bucks Fizz Making your mind up
    18-Apr-81 Bucks Fizz Making your mind up
    25-Apr-81 Ennio Morricone Chi Mai
    02-May-81 Ennio Morricone Chi Mai
    09-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
    16-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
    23-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
    30-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
    06-Jun-81 Smokey Robinson Being with you
    13-Jun-81 Smokey Robinson Being with you
    20-Jun-81 Vangelis Chariots of fire
    27-Jun-81 Vangelis Chariots of fire
    04-Jul-81 The Specials Ghost Town
    11-Jul-81 The Specials Ghost Town
    18-Jul-81 The Specials Ghost Town
    25-Jul-81 Spandau Ballet Chant No.1
    01-Aug-81 Spandau Ballet Chant No.1
    08-Aug-81 Visage Visage
    15-Aug-81 Visage Visage
    22-Aug-81 The Human League Love Action/I believe in love
    29-Aug-81 The Human League Love Action/I believe in love
    05-Sep-81 The Human League Hard times/Love Action/I believe in love
    12-Sep-81 Simple Minds Love Song
    19-Sep-81 Simple Minds Love Song
    26-Sep-81 Adam and the Ants Prince Charming
    03-Oct-81 Adam and the Ants Prince Charming
    10-Oct-81 Adam and the Ants Prince Charming
    17-Oct-81 Altered Images Happy Birthday
    24-Oct-81 Altered Images Happy Birthday
    31-Oct-81 The Police Every little thing she does is magic
    07-Nov-81 The Police Every little thing she does is magic
    14-Nov-81 The Police Every little thing she does is magic
    21-Nov-81 The Police Every little thing she does is magic
    28-Nov-81 Earth Wind & Fire Let's groove
    05-Dec-81 Earth Wind & Fire Let's groove
    12-Dec-81 The Human League Don't you want me

    The Number Twos of 1981 so far:
    Artist Title Peak

    Adam and the Ants Antmusic 3 weeks in Jan
    Blondie Rapture 2 weeks in Feb
    The Pretenders Message of love 2 weeks in Feb
    The Jacksons Can you feel it 1 week in Apr
    REO Speedwagon Keep on loving you 2 weeks in May
    Kim Carnes Bette Davis eyes 2 weeks in Jun
    Imagination Body Talk 2 weeks in Jul
    Abba Lay all your love on me 2 weeks in Jul
    Talking Heads The listening wind 1 week in Aug
    The Police The Invisible sun 2 weeks in Oct
    Barbara Gaskin/Dave Stewart It's my party 1 week in Oct
    The Jam Absolute Beginners 2 weeks in Oct/Nov
    OMD Joan of Arc 2 weeks in Nov
     
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  12. Now Let's see some more love for "Ant Rap"!!!
     
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  13. TW LW Title - Artist
    01 01 Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
    02 02 Theme From Hill Street Blues - Mike Post featuring Larry Carlton
    03 03 Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
    04 06 Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
    05 07 Carte postale - Francis Cabrel
    06 05 Physical - Olivia Newton-John
    07 08 Je chante avec toi liberté - Nana Mouskouri
    08 09 Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
    09 04 Mademoiselle Chang - Michel Berger
    10 14 Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

    11 NEW I'll Find My Way Home - Jon & Vangelis
    12 11 Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates
    13 12 Begin The Beguine - Julio Iglesias
    14 15 Je ne suis pas un héros - Daniel Balavoine
    15 NEW Spirits In The Material World - The Police
    16 17 Don't You Want Me - Human League
    17 20 Flashback - Imagination
    18 24 Cambodia - Kim Wilde
    19 13 Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
    20 21 Controversy - Prince

    21 28 Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
    22 10 The Magnificent Seven - The Clash
    23 19 I Go To Sleep - The Pretenders
    24 18 Radio - Michel Polnareff
    25 22 On the Beat - B.B. & Q. Band
    26 23 Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
    27 16 Sailing - Christopher Cross
    28 26 Our Lips Are Sealed - Go-Go's
    29 32 La danse des canards - J.J. Lionel
    30 30 Paradis - Alain Chamfort

    31 27 She's A Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
    32 31 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
    33 NEW I Could Be Happy - Altered Images
    34 25 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
    35 NEW One Of Us - ABBA
    36 29 Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers
    37 36 Bucks Fizz - The Land of Make Believe
    38 35 Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley and the Wailers
    39 33 Souvenir - OMD
    40 34 I Can't Tell You Why - Eagles

    41 NEW Bensonhurst blues - Oscar Benton
    42 37 Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads
    43 40 Prince Charming - Adam & The Ants
    44 39 Confidence pour confidence - Jean Schultheis
    45 NEW 1, 2, 3, Let´s Go - Jesse Green
    46 43 Steppin' Out - Kool & The Gang
    47 42 Little Jeannie - Elton John
    48 41 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Grace Jones
    49 44 Hearts - Marty Balin
    50 49 Start Me Up - Rolling Stones

    Bensonhurst blues and 1, 2, 3, Let´s Go are respectively at 24 and 68 on this French Chart from November 15, 1981.
     
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  14. EG's WEEKLY TOP 40 RETROCHART: Week Ending 12th December 1981

    TW LW WoC HP TITLE ARTIST
    1 1 2 1 DON'T YOU WANT ME THE HUMAN LEAGUE
    2 1 2 ANT RAP ADAM & THE ANTS
    3 2 5 2 BEDSITTER SOFT CELL
    4 4 5 4 I GO TO SLEEP THE PRETENDERS
    5 3 4 3 CAMBODIA KIM WILDE
    6 7 5 6 THE LUNATICS (HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM) FUN BOY THREE
    7 13 3 7 WEDDING BELLS GODLEY & CRÈME
    8 11 4 8 FLASHBACK IMAGINATION
    9 18 2 9 IT MUST BE LOVE MADNESS

    10 9 5 9 TEARS ARE NOT ENOUGH ABC
    11 16 3 11 THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE BUCKS FIZZ
    12 6 8 1 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC THE POLICE
    13 5 8 3 PHYSICAL OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN
    14 8 5 3 UNDER PRESSURE QUEEN + DAVID BOWIE
    15 10 6 6 THE VOICE ULTRAVOX
    16 20 4 16 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND GEORGE BENSON
    17 1 17 SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD THE POLICE
    18 17 10 1 OPEN YOUR HEART THE HUMAN LEAGUE
    19 12 7 9 FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL) HAIRCUT 100
    20 22 3 20 MY OWN WAY DURAN DURAN
    21 26 2 21 LOVE NEEDS NO DISGUISE GARY NUMAN ft. DRAMATIS

    22 14 8 1 JOAN OF ARC O.M.D.
    23 24 3 23 FOUR MORE FROM TOYAH [E.P.] TOYAH
    24 32 2 24 MIRROR MIRROR (MON AMOUR) DOLLAR

    25 19 5 19 AY AY AY MOOSEY MODERN ROMANCE
    26 15 6 10 LET'S GROOVE EARTH, WIND & FIRE
    27 34 2 27 ROCK 'N' ROLL STATUS QUO
    28 1 28 ONE OF US ABBA
    29 25 4 25 PAINT ME DOWN SPANDAU BALLET
    30 1 30 YOUNG TURKS ROD STEWART
    31 37 2 31 DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE MEATLOAF
    32 21 6 16 KEEP IT DARK GENESIS
    33 38 2 33 WILD IS THE WIND DAVID BOWIE
    34 27 7 20 TOM SAWYER RUSH
    35 29 8 5 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS THE JAM
    36 1 36 I WANNA BE A WINNER BROWN SAUCE
    37 23 8 9 TONIGHT I'M YOURS ROD STEWART
    38 30 5 30 VISIONS OF CHINA JAPAN
    39 28 10 3 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALTERED IMAGES
    40 31 9 8 LABELLED WITH LOVE SQUEEZE
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    EG's Chartdust: Last week saw the first-ever #1 debut on these charts, and there was nearly another just 7 days later as the new Adam & The Ants opus nearly toppled The Human League. Will it get another chance? If so, it will be their FIFTH chart-topper and remarkably the other four have all been in 1981.

    Christmas is approaching, and the big guns come out to play; joining Ant Rap among the debutants are new singles by ABBA, Rod Stewart, The Police (again, their third release in under three months!) and...um...Brown Sauce. The latter is the brainchild of Swap Shop's Noel Edmonds and also features Maggie Philbin and Keith Chegwin ; a power trio to strike fear into the hearts of the competition.
     
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  15. Yesss! I knew I could rely on @Eric Generic for some love for "Ant (c)Rap" !
     
  16. Ha, it's pretty abysmal in the cold light of 2017, but back then I was still deep into Antmania. My best friend and I knew all the words.

    I notice that we have The Police debuting at the same position!
     
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  17. Snap! Yes I noticed that too. "Ghost in the `machine" is my fave Police album - in Cubland there will be more than just three singles charting from the album!
     
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  18. I think Ant Rap is going to struggle on my chart…..
     
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  19. Well, perhaps @Remorque can help out its position!

    (It will struggle on my chart. As in, not be there. George Michael would totally shut Adam down in a rap battle anyway.)
     
  20. Wham Rap! will be different story indeed.
     
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