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Popjustice Retrochart w/e 23/05/81

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by phoenix123, May 14, 2017.

  1. It's incredibly close at the top of my chart this week……...
     
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  2. [​IMG] @phoenix123 Retrochart Singles Top Ten w/e 23/05/81
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    01 [​IMG] 03 01 09 Bette Davis Eyes / Kim Carnes 30,000 NEW NUMBER ONE
    02 [​IMG] 01 01 07 Heaven In Your Arms / Dan Hartman 30,000
    03 [​IMG] 04 03 05 Give A Little Bit More / Cliff Richard 25,000
    04 [​IMG] 07 04 04 You Make My Dreams / Hall & Oates 22,500
    05 [​IMG] 11 05 03 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) / Joey Scarbury 20,000
    06 [​IMG] 09 06 04 Treason (It's Just A Story) / Teardrop Explodes 20,000

    07 [​IMG] 02 01 09 Make That Move / Shalamar [​IMG] 20,000
    08 [​IMG] 08 08 09 Jessie's Girl / Rick Springfield 15,000
    09 [​IMG] 10 09 10 Yellow Pearl / Phil Lynott 12,000
    10 [​IMG] 23 10 05 Whatcha Gonna Do For Me / Chaka Khan 10,000 HIGHCLIMBER

    Yet another chart topper this week, but only just. Kim Carnes, the female Rod Stewart, mirrors her US success here with synth-rock pop track Bette Davis Eyes deposing Dan Hartman after just one week. Potential future number ones stack up behind them with Cliff Richard's biggest hit yet, followed by former chart toppers Hall & Oates and Teardrop Explodes. Joey Scarbury is also making a run for the summit moving 11-5. Chaka Khan storms into the top ten with only modest gains.

    (Not very) fun pop fact: Last week Dan Hartman became the third act of the year so far to top the retrochart who would later succumb to a deadly disease in the 1990s. We are only two weeks away from the official beginning of an epidemic which would later be named AIDS. The world of pop and entertainment was disproportionately affected. Dan Hartman passed away in 1994, while Queen front-man Freddie Mercury passed in 1991 and disco diva Sharon Redd in 1992.
     
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  3. 11 21 11 03 Chequered Love / Kim Wilde
    12 05 01 09 Making Your Mind Up / Bucks Fizz [​IMG]
    13 06 01 13 Can You Handle It / Sharon Redd [​IMG]
    14 25 14 03 Stand And Deliver / Adam & The Ants
    15 12 01 14 Kids In America / Kim Wilde [​IMG]
    16 24 16 05 One Day In Your Life / Michael Jackson
    17 45 17 02 Body Talk / Imagination HIGHCLIMBER
    18 20 18 08 Dreaming Of Me / Depeche Mode

    19 15 15 08 Don't Know Much / Bill Medley
    20 16 16 10 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Dave Stewart feat Colin Blunstone
    21 17 17 09 One More Chance / Diana Ross
    22 13 08 13 Guilty / Classix Nouveau
    23 26 23 06 All Out To Get You / The Beat
    24 37 24 04 You Drive Me Crazy / Shakin Stevens
    25 36 25 04 Musclebound / Glow / Spandau Ballet

    26 34 26 05 When He Shines / Sheena Easton
    27 64 27 02 Chariots Of Fire / Vangelis HIGHEST CLIMBER
    28 44 28 03 Nobody Wins / Elton John
    29 32 29 07 Products Of Your Mind / Jimmy & The Boys
    30 30 30 06 Love Games / Level 42

    31 14 06 15 How Bout Us / Champaign
    32 46 32 04 Too Much Too Soon / John Farnham
    33 18 05 16 It's A Love Thing / The Whispers
    34 19 09 11 Attention To Me / Nolans
    35 22 04 13 This Ole House / Shakin Stevens
    36 35 35 07 W.O.R.K. (No Nah No No My Daddy Don't) / Bow Wow Wow
    37 33 33 07 Ai No Corrida / Quincy Jones
    38 27 15 11 Enemy Lines / James Freud
    39 28 16 11 Tango In Mono / Expressos
    40 29 06 16 One Step Ahead / Split Enz
    41 38 38 06 Flying High / Freeez
    42 40 40 08 New Toy / Lene Lovich
    43 43 43 08 Unchained Melody / Heart
    44 52 44 12 Stars On 45 Medley / Stars On 45
    45 31 22 09 Say You'll Be Mine / Christopher Cross
    46 39 15 12 I Missed Again / Phil Collins
    47 41 06 14 Planet Earth / Duran Duran
    48 42 01 17 Reward / Teardrop Explodes [​IMG]
    49 70 49 04 What Are We Doing In Love / Dottie West & Kenny Rogers
    50 54 50 06 Living Inside Myself / Gino Vanelli
    51 59 51 05 America / Neil Diamond
    52 60 52 05 The Magnificent 7 / The Clash
    53 55 53 05 But You Know That I Love You / Dolly Parton
    54 67 54 04 Fool In Love With You / Jim Phoogle
    55 69 55 05 All For Love / Eric Carmen
    56 68 56 04 Find Your Way Back / Jefferson Starship

    57 47 08 12 Lately / Stevie Wonder
    58 56 07 26 9 To 5 / Dolly Parton
    59 48 13 14 Star / Kiki Dee
    60 49 28 11 Lipstick / Suzi Quatro
    61 50 34 08 History Never Repeats / Split Enz
    62 51 33 09 Intuition / Linx
    63 71 63 02 Let Her Dance / Phil Seymour
    64 --- 64 01 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) / Grace Jones HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
    65 97 65 02 Pull Up To The Bumper / Grace Jones
    66 75 66 03 Seven Year Ache / Rosanne Cash
    67 --- 67 01 Will You / Hazel O'Connor

    68 53 03 18 Precious To Me / Phil Seymour
    69 57 03 16 Southern Freeez / Freeez
    70 58 02 23 Who Do You Think You're Fooling / Donna Summer [​IMG]
    71 78 71 02 It's Your Conscience / Deniece Williams
    72 88 72 02 I Can Take Care Of Myself / Billy & The Beaters
    73 80 73 03 Still Right Here In My Heart / Pure Prairie League

    74 61 37 08 Good Thing Going / Sugar Minott
    75 62 44 07 Runaway / Eruption
    76 99 76 02 Pocket Calculator / Kraftwerk
    77 87 77 02 Careless Memories / Duran Duran

    78 76 76 03 Grey Day / Madness
    79 82 79 03 Just Fade Away / Stiff Little Fingers
    80 63 51 12 Fantastic Voyage / Lakeside
    81 65 36 10 Decadent Days / Hazel O'Connor
    82 66 22 11 Trickle Trickle / Manhatten Transfer
    83 85 83 02 When Love Calls / Atlantic Starr
    84 86 84 02 She Wants To Know / Lisa Dal Bello
    85 90 85 03 Take It On The Run / REO Speedwagon
    86 91 86 03 Love On The Airwaves / Night

    87 72 59 10 A Woman Needs Love Too / Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio
    88 --- 88 01 The American / Simple Minds
    89 94 89 02 Since I Don't Have You / Don McLean
    90 95 90 02 I Want To Be Free / Toyah
    91 96 91 02 Cool World / Mondo Rock

    92 74 05 14 Jealous Guy / Roxy Music
    93 77 66 07 Can't Get Enough / Eddy Grant
    94 79 45 12 The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) / Journey
    95 81 01 18 Rapture / Blondie [​IMG]
    96 103 96 01 Sweet Baby / Stanley Clarke & George Duke
    97 98 97 02 It's Gonna Happen / The Undertones
    98 100 98 02 Don't Let Go The Coat / The Who

    99 92 01 17 I Surrender / Rainbow [​IMG]
    100 93 01 19 In The Air Tonight / Phil Collins [​IMG]
     
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  4. @phoenix123 NUMBER ONES
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    1980


    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

    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

    ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:
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    3 Queen
    3 Blondie
    3 Michael Jackson
    2 ABBA
    2 Billy Joel
    2 Bob Marley & The Wailers
    2 Phil Collins / Genesis


    MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE:
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    7 Michael Jackson
    6 ABBA
    6 Queen
    6 Blondie
    4 Irene Cara
    4 Phil Collins / Genesis

    LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONES:
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    4 Fame Irene Cara
    3 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
    3 Rock With You Michael Jackson

    3
    Atomic Blondie
    3
    Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
    3
    The Winner Takes It All ABBA

    3 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
    3 Super Trouper ABBA
    3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
     
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  5. 5th June 1981 is a very important date in gay history (especially for me) - in addition to the acts mentioned by @phoenix123 in his post - on my Retrochart this week, there are two artists who were also victims to AIDS:

    Number 7 - Department S (lead singer Vaughan Toulouse in 1991)
    Number 26 - Patrick Cowley (in 1982)
     
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  6. Patrick Cowley died in 1982? So early!

    Just having a read about him. They didn't even diagnose him and he just went home to die?

    I've been watching and reading so much stuff recently about the history of HIV/AIDS it's fascinating stuff with the comfort of retrospect. Must have been terrifying at the time tho - I don't know anyone LGB over 40 personally and a lot of the history and info is very US-centric.
     
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  7. Yes. The first "gay" victims of what became known as "AIDS" were in 1980 - and in 1981 there were sadly plenty. This got even worse in 1982...
     
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  8. @phoenix123 - highly recommend the book (and TV film) "And the band played on"

    As you can imagine, I know (knew) lots of people who lived through it and it's still fascinating to hear their story about the time before/during/and after the AIDS epidemic....there really should be more movies made of that time period (1979 to 1985) (the soundtrack of the time for a movie set in that time frame would be amazing!)
     
  9. Yeah I've got the film on my iTunes. Never read the book good idea. I think my delving was all triggered by Holding The Man. I just fell in love with that memoir and it felt like everyone in the gay community seemed to look after each other back then. Now it just feels like it's all about sex.

    Very few films seem to have been made during the period. I think Longtime Companion was 1990?
     
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  10. There was also a documentary about a year ago (?) on the BBC, presented by their professor Alice Roberts. It might have even been a series. It dealt with the AIDS crisis of the 80s, and how it still devastates in Africa, but the thing which stayed with me the most was some actual footage of early 80s American gay men in their hospital beds as they slowly and painfully lost their battle.
     
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