PJOPS Retrochart w/e 02/02/80



The Rules

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

- This week is week ending 2 February 1980. You may also want to submit your monthly chart for January as a whole.

- 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.

PJOPS Retrochart w/e 02/02/80
01 04 01 05 Sara Fleetwood Mac **NEW NUMBER ONE**

02 01 01 05 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
03 02 02 05 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
04 10 01 05 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
05 15 05 05 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
06 11 06 02 Too Much Too Young The Specials
07 19 07 05 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans

08 03 03 05 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
09 05 02 05 Union City Blue Blondie
10 07 06 05 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
11 09 09 05 I Wanna Hold Your Hand Dollar
12 25 09 05 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
13 06 06 05 My Girl Madness
14 ---- 14 01 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers **HIGHEST NEW ENTRY**
15 14 14 05 Rock With You Michael Jackson
16 20 16 05 It's Different For Girls Joe Jackson
18 13 04 05 London Calling The Clash
17 31 17 02 What's A Matter Baby Ellen Foley
19 12 06 05 Walking On The Moon The Police
20 15 15 05 Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles
21 18 18 05 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
22 17 16 05 On The Radio Donna Summer
23 33 23 05 Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band
24 23 23 02 Living By Numbers New Musik
25 36 15 05 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
26 73 26 02 The Plastic Age Buggles

27 22 14 05 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
28 08 02 05 I Have A Dream ABBA
29 44 29 05 I Was Made For Lovin' You KISS
30 ---- 30 01 Save Me Queen
31 ---- 31 01 Three Minute Hero The Selecter

32 27 27 04 California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys
33 29 27 04 I Hear You Now Jon & Vengelis
34 30 26 05 Le Banana Split Lio
36 28 09 05 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
35 49 34 05 Bad Girls Donna Summer
37 43 37 02 Underpass John Foxx
38 86 38 05 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
39 41 39 03 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes

40 34 28 04 Oh Susie Secret Service
41 35 25 05 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
42 37 37 03 Babe Styx
43 38 37 05 Transmission Joy Division
44 ---- 44 01 Someone's Looking At You The Boomtown Rats
45 21 12 05 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
46 39 30 05 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
47 41 40 05 7 Teen Regents
48 ---- 48 01 Carrie Cliff Richard
49 47 41 03 We Got The Funk Positive Force
50 39 30 04 Rock Lobster B-52s

51 48 48 04 Better Love Next Time Dr Hook
52 24 24 04 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
53 ---- 53 01 Dark Entries Bauhaus
54 116 54 01 Baby I Love You The Ramones **HIGHEST CLIMBER**

55 50 17 05 The Eton Rifles The Jam
56 51 18 05 One Step Beyond Madness
57 26 21 04 Lost In Music Sister Sledge
58 52 36 05 Aurora B. Chrisma
59 53 53 04 Human Fly The Cramps
60 55 40 05 Damaged Goods Gang Of Four
61 ---- 61 01 Ten O'Clock Postman Secret Service
62 56 44 05 Bela Lugosi's Dead Bauhaus
63 61 50 04 The Second Time Around Shalamar
64 54 31 05 Back To Nature Fad Gadget
65 57 46 05 Life During Wartime Talking Heads
66 65 65 03 Spirits (Having Flown) Bee Gees
67 64 52 04 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
68 57 34 05 Empire State Human Human League
69 60 33 05 Harmony In My Head Buzzcocks
70 59 52 04 Bobby Brown Goes Down Frank Zappa
71 76 71 02 The Changeling Simple Minds
72 65 49 05 Dreaming Blondie
73 68 53 05 Bomber Motorhead
74 46 24 05 Message In A Bottle The Police
75 78 75 02 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
76 65 41 05 Map Ref 41 N 93 W Wire
77 63 39 05 Tar Visage
78 ---- 78 01 Way Of The World Cheap Trick
79 70 55 05 Dream Police Cheap Trick
80 ---- 80 01 Knock On Wood Amii Stewart
81 68 19 05 Boys Don't Cry The Cure
82 73 73 02 We Belong To The Night Ellen Foley
83 ---- 83 01 99 Toto
84 70 60 04 No GDM Gina X
85 75 53 04 Rocking On The Red Book Henriette Coulouvrat
86 61 45 05 Quiet Life Japan
87 ---- 87 01 Jazz Carnival Azymuth
88 76 50 04 Genetic Warfare Vice Versa
89 45 28 05 Spacer Sheila & B. Devotion
90 78 59 04 Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
91 81 54 04 Straight Lines New Musik
92 94 92 02 Strange Little Girl Sad Café
93 ---- 93 01 You've Got My Number The Undertones
94 ---- 94 01 Jane Jefferson Starship

95 84 27 05 My Feet Keep Dancing Chic
96 81 48 05 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
97 88 66 05 Soldier Solider Spizzenergi
98 99 85 03 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
99 89 69 05 Des Laids, Des Laids Serge Gainsbourg
100 97 97 02 Got To Love Somebody Sister Sledge

#1s around the world w/e 02/02/80
Australia Kent Music Report Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson (2nd week)
Europe Europarade I Have A Dream ABBA (3rd week)
France IFOP Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (12th week)
Germany Media Control Top 100 Singles Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (1st week)
Sweden Topplistan No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand (2nd week)
UK BMRB Top 75 Too Much Too Young The Specials (1st week)
US Billboard Hot 100 Rock With You Michael Jackson (3rd week)
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Relight My Fire Dan Hartman (4th week)

BMRB UK Top 75
Billboard Top 100
French Top 40 Airplay
Canadian Top 100
Swedish Top 20

New in the UK for w/e 02/02/80

Three Minute Hero The Selecter
Save Me Queen
And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
Skinhead Moonstomp Symarip
Touch Too Much AC/DC
Carrie Cliff Richard
Sit Down And Cry Errol Dunkley
Maybe Tomorrow The Chords
Way Of The World Cheap Trick
Quote Goodbye Quote Carolyne Mas
Don't Stop The Feeling Roy Ayers
Woman's World The Jags

New in the US for w/e 02/02/80

How Do I Make You Linda Ronstadt
Rockin' Into The Night .38 Special
Come Back J Geils Band
Years Wayne Newton
Us And Love Kenny Nolan
The Hardest Part Blondie
Peanut Butter Twennynine feat. Lenny White
Computer Games Yellow Magic Orchestra

Bubbling under
Cruisin' Smokey Robinson (06/10/79) US #5
Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille (20/10/79) US #2 CAN #26
Deja Vu Dionne Warwick (10/11/79) US #15
Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers (17/11/79) UK #10 US #3 CAN #5
Don't Do Me Like That Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (17/11/79) US #10
Yes, I'm Ready Teri Desario (17/11/79) with K.C. US #9
This Is It Kenny Loggins (17/11/79) US #12 CAN #24
I Want You Tonight Pablo Cruise (24/11/79) CAN #18
Under My Thumb Streetheart (01/12/79) CAN #20
The Long Run The Eagles (08/12/79) US #8 CAN #9
Head Games Foreigner (08/12/79) CAN #14
Working My Way Back To You The Spinners (15/12/79) US #29
Fool In The Rain Led Zeppelin (05/01/80) US #24 CAN #32
Wonderland Commodores (19/01/80) US #34
Mama's Boy Suzi Quatro (19/01/80) UK #34
Caravan Song Barbara Dickson (19/01/80) UK #44
Are You Ready Billy Ocean (19/01/80) UK #46
Motorbike Beat The Revillos (26/01/80) UK #56
Music Makes You Feel Like Dancing Brass Construction (26/01/80) UK #45
Love On The Line Barclay James Harvest (26/01/80) UK #63
Black Orchid Stevie Wonder (26/01/80) UK #66

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

This week's #1s
@2014 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (2nd week)
@Eric Generic Sara Fleetwood Mac (2nd week)
@Hairycub1969 My Girl Madness (2nd week)
@KamikazeHeart Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (2nd week)
@nnnumb Aurora B. Chrisma (2nd week)
@phoenix123 Rock With You Michael Jackson (1st week)
@Russron California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys (3rd week)
@Sprockrooster Green Onions Booker T Jones (January)

Global chart pending
 
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2 questions:

The songs that have dropped out of the list... can they return in the list?

I am allowed to post my list directly in this thread. Just checking to be sure.
 
The way I understand this "Retro" chart business is:

Your chart can contain any song released in the previous six month release date window ( for example your Retro chart for w/e 02/02/1980 can contain any single released from Aug 1979 to Feb 1980 (as long as it was available as a general "single" release in any country in the world) - by including a single from the last six months, it could help a single return back to the Retro chart and who knows other PJ'ers may investigate and find they like it too! I'm discovering some interesting singles on this thread!

You can post your Retro chart directing to the thread or in a personal conversation to @phoenix123 - I did once when I was on holiday for a particular week, to ensure my favourite singles did not slip down/out of the "Retro" chart!

Hopefully the above makes sense and isn't confusing!
 
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W/e 2nd Feb 1980
TW LW Title Artist
1 1 MY GIRL Madness
2 10 TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG The Specials
3 5 ROCK WITH YOU Michael Jackson

4 4 I HEAR YOU NOW Jon and Vengelis
5 15 IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Joe Jackson
6 2 BRASS IN POCKET The Pretenders
7 7 7TEEN The Regents
8 3 LONDON CALLING The Clash
9 16 SARA Fleetwood Mac
10 12 I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER Prince
11 19 CHANGELING Simple Minds

12 6 TEARS OF A CLOWN The Beat
13 8 PLEASE DON'T GO KC and the Sunshine Band
14 18 LIVING BY NUMBERS New Musik
15 9 I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND Dollar
16 20 ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG) Rupert Holmes
17 11 WALKING ON THE MOON The Police
18 14 BETTER LOVE NEXT TIME Dr Hook
19 NEW SOMEBODY'S LOOKING AT YOU Boomtown Rats
20 NEW JAZZ CARNIVAL Azymuth

21 13 SPACER Sheila and B Devotion
22 NEW BABE Styx
23 NEW I'M IN THE MOOD FOR DANCING The Nolans
24 NEW SAVE ME Queen
25 NEW THREE MINUTE HERO The Selecter
26 NEW LIVING IN THE PLASTIC AGE Buggles

27 17 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU The Tourists
28 NEW AND THE BEAT GOES ON The Whispers
29 NEW BABY I LOVE YOU The Ramones
30 NEW I'M BORN AGAIN Billy Preston & Syreeta


The Ska movement just keeps gaining pace - Madness' "My girl" enjoy their second week at number one, but The Specials are right on their tail at number two. "Too much too young" has already jumped to pole position on the UK mainstream chart!
Meanwhile The Beat are on the way down with "Tears of a clown" at number 12 while The Selecter take full advantage of the expanded top 30 with a new entry at number 25 with "Three minute hero"

The highest climber this week is Joe Jackson and the excellent "It's different for girls" up from 15 to number 5. Michael Jackson continues his climb into the top three with "Rock with you" - it gets it's official release in the UK this week! It's great to see Prince having his first top ten hit as "I wanna be your lover" climbs to number 10 - he's already peaked at number 41 in the mainstream UK chart though, hopefully his next UK release "Sexy dancer" schedule for Apr 1980 will make the top 40!
Simple Minds are also heading for the top ten as "Changeling climbs strongly from 19 to 11
The highest new entry of the week is at number 19: The Boomtown Rats and "Someone's looking at you" - the third single release from their current album "The fine art of surfacing"

An interesting new entry at number 20 - which is the "Hot shot" feature for this week - stay tuned!
 
New Entry at number 20: Azymuth and "Jazz carnival"

This Brazilian trio have brought the Rio Carnival with them to the UK as their single "Jazz Carnival" warms up our chart during a very cold late Jan/early Feb winter evening! Enjoy!

 
New Entry at number 20: Azymuth and "Jazz carnival"

This Brazilian trio have brought the Rio Carnival with them to the UK as their single "Jazz Carnival" warms up our chart during a very cold late Jan/early Feb winter evening! Enjoy!


I came across this track last summer while searching for a Gilberto Gil track.
 

25 NEW THREE MINUTE HERO The Selecter
Ooh, is it that time of the month already? That's my favourite Selecter single, so I've been waiting for February to come!


Not that I haven't kept finding even more of those nagging oversights I've been trying to hunt down:

- the undertones - you've got my number (oct 9)
- the monochrome set - the monochrome set (early oct)
- bauhaus - dark entries (jan '80)


Anybody know what time of Feb did Killing Joke release "Wardance"? It's going to loom very large in my chart for the whole six months after I introduce it...
 

2014

Staff member
My top 20!!!!

3 new entries and Rapper's Delight still climbing!


TW/LW/PEAK/WoC/ ARTIST/TITLE

01 01 01 05 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
02 02 01 05 Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
03 04 03 05 Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
04 08 04 03 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper’s Delight
05 03 03 05 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

06 05 03 04 Donna Summer - On The Radio
07 07 07 05 Fleetwood Mac - Sara
08 00 08 01 KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don’t Go [NEW]
09 06 02 05 Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
10 10 09 05 Michael Jackson - Rock With You

11 09 03 05 Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin’ You
12 14 12 02 Dollar - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
13 12 06 05 The Police - Message In A Bottle
14 11 07 05 Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
15 18 13 05 The Nolans - I’m In The Mood For Dancing

16 00 16 01 Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood [NEW]
17 00 17 01 Toto - 99 [NEW]
18 15 12 04 Donna Summer - Bad Girls
19 13 08 05 ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme
20 19 09 05 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
 
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01 03 01 05 Rock With You Michael Jackson **NEW NUMBER ONE**
02 01 01 05 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
03 02 02 05 London Calling The Clash
04 06 04 04 My Girl Madness
05 08 01 05 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
06 09 06 05 The Second Time Around Shalamar

07 04 01 05 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
08 11 08 05 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
09 16 09 03 Different For Girls Joe Jackson

10 05 02 05 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
11 15 11 05 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
12 07 02 05 I Have A Dream ABBA
13 20 13 02 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
14 22 14 02 Too Much Too Young The Specials

15 10 06 05 Union City Blue Blondie
16 19 16 03 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
17 12 10 05 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
18 13 03 05 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
19 14 05 05 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
20 36 20 02 Underpass John Foxx **HIGHEST CLIMBER**
21 ---- 21 01 Save Me Queen **HIGHEST NEW ENTRY**
22 18 15 05 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
23 25 23 03 On The Radio Donna Summer
24 ---- 24 01 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
25 17 06 05 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
26 21 09 05 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
27 31 27 03 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
28 24 08 05 Wait For Me Hall & Oates
29 32 29 05 I Need A Lover John Cougar
30 29 29 05 We Got The Funk Positive Force
31 27 23 05 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
32 30 07 05 The Eton Rifles The Jam
33 23 17 05 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
34 35 34 05 I Don't Want To Talk About It Rod Stewart
35 40 35 03 Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
36 39 36 03 Can We Still Be Friends Robert Palmer
37 47 37 02 Baby I Love You The Ramones

38 ---- 38 01 Carrie Cliff Richard
39 33 29 05 Victim Of Love Elton John
40 26 19 05 Love Pains Yvonne Elliman
41 28 24 05 Rock Lobster B-52s
42 43 42 03 Better Love Next Time Dr Hook
43 42 42 03 Back On My Feet Again The Babys
44 48 44 03 I Wanna Hold Your Hand Dollar
45 41 32 05 Lost In Music Sister Sledge
46 34 22 05 Since You Been Gone Rainbow
47 52 47 01 Sara Fleetwood Mac
48 38 24 05 Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
49 44 26 05 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
50 37 18 05 Walking On The Moon The Police

I'm having to hold myself back from extending every week! Think I'll stop at a top 50 until I can get a comfortable top 75 like the UK chart!

The way I understand this "Retro" chart business is:

Your chart can contain any song released in the previous six month release date window ( for example your Retro chart for w/e 02/02/1980 can contain any single released from Aug 1979 to Feb 1980 (as long as it was available as a general "single" release in any country in the world) - by including a single from the last six months, it could help a single return back to the Retro chart and who knows other PJ'ers may investigate and find they like it to! I'm discovering some interesting singles on this thread!

You can post your Retro chart directing to the thread or in a personal conversation to @phoenix123 - I did once when I was on holiday for a particular week, to ensure my favourite singles did not slip down/out of the "Retro" chart!

Hopefully the above makes sense and isn't confusing!

To clarify, you don't have to stick to singles but I would recommend keeping album-track landfill to a minimum. Maybe well known album tracks (that people always assumed were singles) or your absolute favourite album tracks but the only real rule is the 6 month cut off.

Yes a song can return to the chart and you do not need to remove a song from your chart for being more than 6 months old as long as it first charted within the 6 month window. Does that make sense?

For example on this week's chart:

The Three Degrees "Golden Lady" (UK entry 23/06/79) - this can not enter my chart as it is over 6 months old and not previously charted.

The Cure "Boys Don't Cry" (23/06/79) - despite being over 6 months old now, it was previously on my chart within the window (just) so I could rechart if I wanted. However, I imagine songs rebounding into our own top 40/50 will be rare on a retrochart unless it's based on our actual charts from the time or there was a contemporaneous reason (reissue/remix/repromoted) to justify it.

I have a rolling excel spreadsheet which updates the positions each time I get chart in.

There's only 1 point/position between #2 and 3 currently. So close!

We could possibly have 1 or 2 new top 10 hits this week aswell.
 
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Out of interest here is PJOPS January Top 20

01 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (#1, 3 weeks, 1877)
02 Union City Blue Blondie (#2, 1754)
03 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand (#2, 1664)
04 Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd (#1, 1 week, 1660)
05 I Have A Dream ABBA (#2, 1599)
06 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang (#3, 1459)
07 London Calling The Clash (#4, 1418)
08 Tears Of A Clown The Beat (#6, 1408)
09 Walking On The Moon The Police (#6, 1337)
10 Sara Fleetwood Mac (#4, 1115)
11 My Girl Madness (#6, 1149)
12 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson (#11, 1143)
13 Rock With You Michael Jackson (#14, 1093)
14 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists (#12, 1083)
15 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA (#9, 1063)
16 Off The Wall Michael Jackson (#9, 1043)
17 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie (#14, 1004)
18 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans (#18, 940)
19 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince (#18, 865)
20 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (#15, 861)

Look forward to seeing how @Sprockrooster's compares.
 
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