PJOPS Retrochart w/e 01/03/80 - Deadline MIDNIGHT SATURDAY



The Rules

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

- This week is week ending 1 March 1980. Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 20 February.

- 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 UK/US entries and new releases that are eligible to chart and links to international charts.

- 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 (within the prior 6 months) 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 #40)

- Your #1 gets 100 points, #2 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.

Retrochart w/e 01/03/80

01 01 01 09 On The Radio Donna Summer ** SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE **
02 02 02 02 Atomic Blondie
03 03 01 09 Rock With You Michael Jackson
04 04 04 05 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
05 08 05 03 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
06 06 06 04 Underpass John Foxx
07 09 07 03 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions

08 07 05 06 Too Much Too Young The Specials
09 05 01 09 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
10 55 10 02 Hands Off She's Mine The Beat ** HIGHEST CLIMBER **
11 re 11 03 Turning Japanese The Vapours ** HIGHEST ENTRY **
12 15 12 05 Carrie Cliff Richard

13 11 11 06 Living By Numbers New Musik
14 10 08 03 Call Me Blondie
15 20 15 04 So Good To Be Back Home The Tourists
16 17 14 06 The Plastic Age Buggles

17 16 12 05 Save Me Queen
18 14 11 09 It's Different For Girls Joe Jackson
19 23 19 03 All Night Long Rainbow
20 21 19 05 Baby I Love You The Ramones
21 22 21 07 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
22 24 22 02 So Lonely The Police
23 ne 23 01 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins ** NEW ENTRY **

24 19 17 07 Three Minute Hero The Selecter
25 46 25 02 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb ** HIGHCLIMBER **
26 18 06 09 My Girl Madness
27 26 27 02 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
28 12 01 09 Sara Fleetwood Mac
29 40 29 02 I Zimbra Talking Heads
30 13 02 09 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
31 25 03 09 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
32 31 32 03 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
33 27 24 08 California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys
34 61 34 06 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen ** HIGHCLIMBER **
35 42 35 05 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners

36 32 33 04 Red Frame White Light OMD
37 28 25 05 Someone's Looking At You The Boomtown Rats
38 33 33 04 TV The Flying Lizards
39 36 37 05 Jane Jefferson Starship
40 ne 40 01 Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundscaft Kebabtraume ** NEW ENTRY **
41 35 32 08 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
42 34 07 09 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
43 37 04 09 London Calling The Clash
44 30 26 09 Le Banana Split Lio
45 39 18 09 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
46 29 27 08 I Hear You Now Jon & Vengelis
47 41 42 05 Dark Entries Bauhaus
48 38 15 09 Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles
49 49 37 09 Transmission Joy Division
50 43 25 09 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
 
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Retrochart 100-51

51 48 05 09 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
52 50 02 09 I Have A Dream ABBA
53 51 06 09 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
54 ne 54 01 Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down XTC ** NEW ENTRY **
55 ne 55 01 Alabama Song David Bowie ** NEW ENTRY **
56 ne 56 01 Another Day U2 ** NEW ENTRY **
57 58 57 04 Ricky's Hand Fad Gadget
58 59 40 09 Damaged Goods Gang Of Four
59 60 46 09 Life During Wartime Talking Heads
60 62 60 02 Wardance Killing Joke
61 63 14 09 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
62 ne 62 01 Anyway You Want It Journey ** NEW ENTRY **

63 52 17 06 What's A Matter Baby Ellen Foley
64 65 49 09 Dreaming Blondie
65 66 53 09 Bomber Motorhead
66 67 66 05 Way Of The World Cheap Trick

67 54 27 05 Ten O'Clock Postman Secret Service
68 64 50 08 The Second Time Around Shalamar
69 70 09 09 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
70 71 55 09 Dream Police Cheap Trick

71 68 65 06 The Changeling Simple Minds
72 75 72 06 We Belong To The Night Ellen Foley
73 44 30 09 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
74 74 28 09 I Was Made For Lovin' You KISS
75 73 33 09 Harmony In My Head Buzzcocks
76 53 24 08 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
77 81 77 04 Contort Yourself James White & The Blacks
78 69 36 09 Aurora B. Chrisma
79 ne 79 01 Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze ** NEW ENTRY **
80 80 09 09 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
81 85 81 05 You've Got My Number The Undertones
82 82 59 08 Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
83 87 38 09 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
84 90 84 02 The Hardest Part Blondie

85 79 34 09 Empire State Human Human League
86 92 86 02 Right In The Socket Shalamar
87 ne 87 01 Touch Too Much AC/DC ** NEW ENTRY **

88 93 27 09 My Feet Keep Dancing Chic
89 99 89 02 Small Paradise John Cougar
90 ne 90 01 Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille ** NEW ENTRY **
91 94 66 09 Soldier Solider Spizzenergi
92 re 92 02 Gandhara (Theme From Monkey) Godiego ** RE-ENTRY **

93 84 64 07 Spirits (Having Flown) Bee Gees
94 ne 94 01 Himmel No. 7 Gyllene Tider ** NEW ENTRY **
95 83 53 08 Rocking On The Red Book Henriette Coulouvrat
96 86 39 09 Tar Visage
97 ne 97 01 Riders In The Sky The Shadows ** NEW ENTRY **
98 88 45 09 Quiet Life Japan
99 96 12 09 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
100 101 75 03 Typical Girls The Slits ** RE-ENTRY **

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PJOPS Year to date Top 20 w/e 23/02/80

tw lw points pk wk
01 01 3634 01 08 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
02 02 3023 02 08 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
03 04 2837 01 08 Sara Fleetwood Mac
04 07 2743 01 08 Rock With You Michael Jackson

05 03 2715 02 08 Union City Blue Blondie
06 06 2555 03 08 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
07 05 2452 01 08 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
08 09 2385 04 08 London Calling The Clash
09 08 2383 02 08 I Have A Dream ABBA
10 14 2361 03 08 On The Radio Donna Summer
11 10 2287 06 08 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
12 11 2284 06 08 My Girl Madness
13 12 2140 05 08 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
14 13 1966 06 08 Walking On The Moon The Police
15 15 1914 07 08 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
16 19 1817 11 08 It's Different For Girls Joe Jackson
17 24 1795 05 05 Too Much Too Young The Specials

18 17 1746 18 07 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
19 16 1705 09 08 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
20 21 1675 15 08 Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles
 
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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones

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

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This week's #1s

@2014 Call Me Blondie (2nd week)
@Eric Generic Atomic Blondie (1st week)
@Hairycub1969 Atomic Blondie (1st week)
@nnnumb Ricky's Hand Fad Gadget (3rd week)
@phoenix123 Save Me Queen (2nd week)
@Russron California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys (7th week)

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#1s around the world w/e 01/03/80

Australia Kent Music Report Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (1st week)
Belgium Billboard Benelux Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille (2nd week)
Canada RPM Magazine Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (2nd week)
Europe Europarade Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (4th week)
France IFOP Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (4th week)
Germany Media Control Top 100 Singles Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (4th week)
Holland Nationale Hitparade Que Sera Mi Vida The Gibson Brothers (1st week)
Japan Music Labo Daitokai Crystal King (5th week)
New Zealand RIANZ Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (3rd week)
Sweden Topplistan Flick Pa TV2 Gyllele Tyder (2nd week)
UK BMRB Top 75 Atomic Blondie (1st week)
US Billboard Hot 100 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (2nd week)
US Billboard Disco Top 100 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers (2nd week)
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles And The Beat Goes On The Whispers (1st week)

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World charts w/e 01/03/80

World charts (page 52/53)
BMRB UK Top 75

Billboard Top 100
French Airplay
Canadian Top 50 / Top 100
Swedish Top 20


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New in the UK w/e 01/03/80

Alabama Song David Bowie
Animation The Skids
Ne Ne Na Na Na Na Nu Nu Bad Manners
Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze
Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
Poison Ivy The Lambrettas
Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
Kool In The Kaftan B.A. Robertson


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New in the US w/e 01/03/80


Hold On To My Love Jimmy Ruffin
Any Way You Want It Journey
Outside My Window Stevie Wonder
Baby Don't Go Karla Bonoff
Only A Lonely Heart Sees Felix Cavaliere
 
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@phoenix123 retrochart w/e 01/03/80

tw lw pk wk
01 01 01 05 Save Me Queen ** SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE **
02 02 01 09 Rock With You Michael Jackson
03 05 03 06 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
04 10 04 02 Atomic Blondie
05 08 05 07 On The Radio Donna Summer

06 03 03 07 Different For Girls Joe Jackson
07 07 07 05 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
08 04 04 06 Underpass John Foxx
09 11 09 05 Carrie Cliff Richard
10 17 10 03 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
11 13 11 04 So Good To Be Back Home The Tourists

12 06 03 09 The Second Time Around Shalamar
13 16 13 03 All Night Long Rainbow
14 09 02 09 London Calling The Clash
15 12 08 09 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
16 19 16 07 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
17 20 17 06 Baby I Love You The Ramones

18 14 06 09 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
19 34 19 02 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners ** HIGHEST CLIMBER **
20 15 03 08 My Girl Madness
21 25 21 04 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb
22 26 22 03 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions

23 18 01 09 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
24 21 01 09 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
25 27 25 04 The Hardest Part Blondie
26 28 26 04 Right In The Socket Shalamar

27 23 11 06 Too Much Too Young The Specials
28 33 28 03 Small Paradise John Cougar
29 24 13 07 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
30 22 05 09 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
31 39 31 04 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
32 44 32 02 Hands Off She's Mine The Beat
33 49 33 02 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney

34 30 02 09 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
35 29 06 09 Union City Blue Blondie
36 31 03 09 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
37 32 27 05 Sara Fleetwood Mac
38 ne 38 01 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins ** HIGHEST NEW ENTRY **
39 38 29 09 I Need A Lover John Cougar
40 35 02 09 I Have A Dream ABBA
41 36 32 07 Can We Still Be Friends Robert Palmer
42 37 05 09 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
43 50 43 02 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
44 41 15 09 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
45 ne 45 01 Release (The Tension) Patti Labelle ** NEW ENTRY **
46 47 46 03 Living By Numbers New Musik
47 ne 47 01 Turning Japanese The Vapours ** NEW ENTRY **
48 40 10 09 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
49 42 06 09 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
50 ne 50 01 When A Man Loves A Woman Bette Midler ** NEW ENTRY **
 
^MJ had 3 weeks at number one with Rock With You already tho (and he had 2 weeks with Off The Wall aswell!).

Is @Hairycub1969's avatar a sign of a big chart hit to come?

NEVER!!!!
It's following the TOTP's BBC4 schedule (allegedly) - if they did 1981 in sych!
(15th Feb 1981 to 7th March 1981)

If you recall last year was 1980

Rest assured that "Shaddup your face" will be nowhere NEAR my Retrochart Top 50 this time next year!
 
My full Retrochart for w/e 1st March 1980 will be posted in a little while, but first some teasers:

At number 38 we have a new entry from this teenage Irish band:

U2 and their debut single “Another day” – so far only available in Ireland but there are rumours abound that it might get a full UK release:

 
A new entry at number 30 from XTC and "Wait till your boat goes down"
This single is not on their recent album "Drums and wires" - the band have confirmed it will be a stand-alone single.
It certainly has a reggae-dub feel - have supporting The Police on tour being an influence on them?

 
W/e 1st Mar 1980

TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 4 2 1 ATOMIC Blondie 1
2 5 3 2 GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS Peter Gabriel 17
3 1 6 1 TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG The Specials 13
4 11 4 4 CARRIE Cliff Richard 4
5 3 5 3 AND THE BEAT GOES ON The Whispers 3
6 13 3 6 SO GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN The Tourists 8
7 2 9 2 ROCK WITH YOU Michael Jackson 7
8 24 2 8 SO LONELY The Police 19
9 21 2 9 I CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN Elvis Costello and the Attractions 5
10 7 5 7 BABY I LOVE YOU The Ramones 11
11 17 3 11 ALL NIGHT LONG Rainbow 22
12 6 5 3 SOMEONE'S LOOKING AT YOU Boomtown Rats 14
13 9 4 7 UNDERPASS John Foxx 39
14 28 2 14 TOGETHER WE'RE BEAUTIFUL Fern Kinney 9
15 10 6 7 CHANGELING Simple Minds N/A
16 8 5 5 SAVE ME Queen 24
17 19 4 17 JANE Jefferson Starship 21
18 27 2 18 ON THE RADIO Donna Summer 35
19 14 5 11 THREE MINUTE HERO The Selecter 27
20 18 5 18 THE PLASTIC AGE Buggles 16
21 12 9 1 MY GIRL Madness 41
22 NEW 1 20 HANDS OFF…SHE'S MINE The Beat 20
23 NEW 1 21 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE Marti Webb 6
24 25 2 24 TOO HOT Kool and the Gang 31
25 22 9 3 LONDON CALLING The Clash N/A
26 NEW 1 26 TURNING JAPANESE The Vapors 34
27 26 4 25 RED FRAME, WHITE LIGHT OMD N/A
28 NEW 1 28 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME Captain and Tennille 30
29 RE-ENTRY 2 29 GANDHARA (THEME FROM MONKEY) Godiego 61
30 NEW 1 30 WAIT TILL YOUR BOAT GOES DOWN XTC N/A
31 15 8 4 I HEAR YOU NOW Jon and Vengelis 18
32 NEW 1 32 RIDERS IN THE SKY The Shadows 12
33 16 7 4 IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Joe Jackson 42
34 20 6 9 LIVING BY NUMBERS New Musik 26
35 RE-ENTRY 2 30 COWARD OF THE COUNTY Kenny Rogers 2
36 23 5 11 JAZZ CARNIVAL Azymuth 62
37 29 9 1 BRASS IN POCKET The Pretenders 59
38 NEW 1 38 ANOTHER DAY U2 N/A
39 NEW 1 39 I ZIMBRA Talking Heads N/A
40 30 9 1 WALKING ON THE MOON The Police N/A


The Chart has been extended to a top 40 this week and there are rumours that it will extend to a top 50 in the summer!

Congratulations to Blondie who score their first number one of the decade with “Atomic” but they had to fight a tough challenge from Peter Gabriel who climbs from 5 to 2 with “Games without frontiers. We’ll have to see if Blondie can hold on to the top spot next week. Cliff Richard takes a health jump up from 11 to 4 with “Carrie” and The Tourists also climb a good 7 places to land at number 6 with “So good to be back home again”

Elvis Costello and the Attractions are back in the top ten with a climb of 12 places to number 9 with “I can’t stand up from falling down” and look at The Police zooming up 16 places to number 8 with “Sue Lawley” sorry, that should be “So Lonely”, their former number one “Walking on the moon” is at the other end of our Top 40

The extension of the chart to a top 40 means we have some re-entries at the lower end of the chart:
Godiego are back with the theme from Monkey at number 29 and the controversial Kenny Rogers is at number 35 with “Coward of the county” – he has just been toppled by Blondie on the UK Mainstream chart this week.

The highest new entry of the week comes from The Beat and “Hands off…she’s mine” it’s good to see them back and it’s great to see the Talking Heads back at number 39 with the wonderful “I Zimbra”
 
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Not a whole lot of movement in the Russronian chart this week, I'm afraid.
DAF's first version of Kebabträume (on Mute) gets to #31, and Bowie's Weill cover only just kicks Blondie's Atomic out of the Top 40 (although you might not believe it on the strength of the lo-fi live version on the New This Week list on this page - so here's the actual single, just in case any non-Bowie fans out there were wondering.)


01 -- 01 01 07 dead kennedys - california über alles (UK oct )
02 -- 02 02 09 gang of four - damaged goods (late '79)
03 -- 03 03 09 lio - le banana split (late '79)
04 -- 04 04 07 talking heads - life during wartime (nov)
05 -- ne 05 02 killing joke - wardance (feb)
06 -- 06 05 09 david bowie - john, i'm only dancing (again) (dec)
07 -- 07 06 06 ellen foley - what's a matter baby (dec)
08 -- 08 07 09 blondie - dreaming (sep 14)
09 -- 09 09 09 motörhead - bomber (dec)
10 -- 10 10 05 cheap trick - way of the world (feb 2)

11 -- 11 02 09 donna summer - on the radio (nov)
12 -- 12 09 09 abba - gimme gimme gimme (oct 2)
13 -- 13 12 09 cheap trick - dream police (sep)
14 -- 14 14 02 talking heads - i zimbra (feb)
15 -- 15 13 04 the flying lizards - tv (feb 9)
16 -- 16 11 09 the beat - tears of a clown (sep)
17 -- 17 15 05 ellen foley - we belong to the night (sep 15)
18 -- 18 15 08 marianne faithfull - the ballad of lucy jordan (nov)
19 -- 19 14 09 abba - i have a dream (dec 10)
20 -- 20 15 09 donna summer & barbra streisand - no more tears (oct)

21 -- 21 19 04 james white & the blacks - contort yourself (late '79)
22 -- 22 20 05 the selecter - three minute hero (feb 2)
23 -- 23 18 07 dave edmunds - crawling from the wreckage (late '79)
24 -- 24 22 05 the undertones - you've got my number (oct 9)
25 -- 25 17 09 booker t & the mg's - green onions (re-release dec)
26 -- 26 24 03 blondie - call me (feb 16)
27 -- 27 19 08 dan hartman - relight my fire (late '79)
28 -- 28 16 09 chic - my feet keep dancing (late '79)
29 -- 29 18 09 spizzenergi - soldier soldier (sep 21)
30 -- 31 22 09 joy division - transmission (oct)

31 -- ne 31 01 deutsch-amerikanische-freundschaft - kebabträume (mar 01)
32 -- 32 30 03 elvis costello & the attractions - i can't stand up for falling down (feb 16)
33 -- 33 20 09 the sugarhill gang - rapper's delight (sep 16)
34 -- 34 27 07 the slits - typical girls (sep 14)
35 -- 35 30 06 holger czukay - cool in the pool (late '79)
36 -- 36 34 05 the monochrome set - the monochrome set (early oct)
37 -- 37 25 09 madness - one step beyond (oct 26)
38 -- 38 36 06 patti smith group - so you want to be (a rock'n'roll star) (sep)
39 -- 39 39 05 bauhaus - dark entries (jan 8)
40 -- ne 40 01 david bowie - alabama song (mar 01)
 
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