PJOPS Retrochart w/e 02/08/80

THE PJOPS RETROCHART
We are taking a trip down memory lane

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The Rules


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

- This week is week ending 2 August 1980. Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 23 July.

- 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 (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 #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.

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 02/08/80

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93 01 02 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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01 01 05 Babooshka Kate Bush
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14 03 06 Private Life Grace Jones
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03 01 04 Upside Down Diana Ross
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04 03 06 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
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02 01 08 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John
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07 07 03 Burning Car John Foxx

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05 05 07 Use It Up & Wear It Out Odyssey
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09 09 05 Sleepwalk Ultravox

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08 05 07 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley

Hairycub1969 said:
Congratulations to Abba as "The winner takes it all" shoots up from 93 to 1 this week - but can they hold on? Grace Jones takes a health climb this week from 14 to 3 with her cover of The Pretenders' "Private life" - everything else in the top ten this week is either a non-mover (John Foxx and Ultravox - both of who a year ago would never have dreamt of being in the Retrochart top 10!) or going down - Kate Bush, Diana Ross, Joy Division, Olivia Newton John & ELO, Odyssey, Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Roxy Music come stroming in at number 11 with "Oh Yeah (on the radio)" - a future number one? It has been charting in two PJers Retrochart identically over the last 2 weeks (19 to 6) - coincidence?

Next week sees the release of the first brand new single of the decade from David Bowie - I've just seen the video and it is scary!
 
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Retrochart 50-11


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11 01 Oh Yeah (On The Radio) Roxy Music
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12 15 12 05 Love Is The Drug Grace Jones

13 06 06 08 Play The Game Queen
14 27 14 04 Sanctuary New Musik
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15 28 15 02 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
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16 91 16 02 Give Me The Night George Benson
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17 16 12 08 Computer Game (Theme From The Invaders) Yellow Magic Orchestra
18 19 18 04 Oops Upside Your Head The Gap Band
19 51 19 02 C30 C60 C90 Bow Wow Wow
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20 20 17 07 Me Myself I Joan Armatrading
21 12 01 10 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees
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22 21 16 05 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
23 13 02 22 Funkytown Lipps Inc.
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24 11 09 11 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime Korgis
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25 32 25 03 There, There My Dear Dexy's Midnight Runners
26 30 21 06 We Got The Beat Go-Go's
27 22 22 04 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
28 29 17 11 Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys
29 31 19 07 Sunset People Donna Summer
30 36 30 04 Wednesday Week The Undertones
31 18 15 05 A Lover's Holiday Change
32 43 16 07 Waterfalls Paul McCartney
33 26 25 10 Misunderstanding Genesis
34 23 22 05 King's Call Phil Lynott
35 24 24 07 Fame Irene Cara
36 10 02 14 Messages OMD
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37 121 37 01 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants FEATURED THIS WEEK
38 41 14 05 Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time The Detroit Spinners
39 38 31 07 Jump To The Beat Stacy Lattisaw
40 39 20 10 Chinatown Thin Lizzy
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41 01 All Over The World ELO
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42 34 25 07 My Way Of Thinking / I Think It's Going To Rain UB40
43 57 43 06 747 (Strangers In The Night) Saxon
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44 42 42 05 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend
45 17 01 11 We Are Glass Gary Numan
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46 141 46 01 Sweetheart Contract Magazine
47 53 47 02 Girlfriend Michael Jackson
48 118 48 01 Mr Clarinet The Birthday Party
49 138 49 01 Split / Die Mattrosen Liliput

50 82 50 02 Give Me Back My Man B-52s
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Retrochart 100-51


51 37 24 07 Magic Olivia Newton-John
52 178 52 01 Funkin For Jamaica Tom Browne HIGHEST CHART CLIMBER FEATURED THIS WEEK
53 139 53 01 Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy Hot Chocolate
54 63 54 04 A Rolling Stone Grace Jones

55 40 18 13 The Rose Bette Midler
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56 01 A Walk In The Park Nick Straker Band

57 52 28 10 Only After Dark Human League
58 33 04 12 Over You Roxy Music
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59 59 17 16 Empire State Human Human League
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60 01 Free Me Roger Daltrey

61 49 49 11 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
62 45 01 25 Call Me Blondie
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63 48 48 03 Does She Have A Friend Gene Chandler
64 44 41 05 Take Your Time The SOS Band
65 55 55 03 The Royal Mile Gerry Rafferty
66 56 56 04 Sailing Christopher Cross
67 25 15 08 The Bed's Too Big Without You The Police
68 35 06 10 I'm Alive ELO
69 47 31 12 Steal Away Robbie Dupree
70 73 70 06 Pay To Cum Bad Brains
71 71 30 09 Diskomo The Residents
72 75 72 03 Just Like Eddie/Sun Flight Silicon Teens
73 77 73 05 Fight Back Discharge
74 79 74 03 Fireside Favourite / Insecticide Fad Gadget

75 66 66 03 All Out Of Love Air Supply
76 61 27 09 Little Jeannie Elton John
77 74 74 02 Take A Little Rhythm Ali Thomson
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79 85 26 30 Le Banana Split Lio
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80 62 61 04 Give Me A Break Ritchie Family
81 88 62 09 Do You Wanna Dance The Silver
82 50 43 05 Rock Me After Midnight Arabesque
84 192 80 03 Neon Knights Black Sabbath
83 96 83 02 Loveman Mari Wilson
85 92 78 04 Cities Talking Heads
86 95 37 22 Wardance Killing Joke
87 98 68 14 Realities Of War Discharge
88 107 88 01 Lip Up Fatty Bad Manners
89 100 17 21 I Zimbra Talking Heads
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90 54 32 17 Cars Gary Numan
91 102 28 22 TV The Flying Lizards
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92 108 77 14 Stupid Girl Ellen Foley
93 109 22 17 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood
94 115 94 01 Someone That I Used To Love Natalie Cole
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96 103 96 01 Kodak Ghosts Run Amok Eyeless In Gaza
97 153 97 01 Crystal Japan David Bowie

98 117 83 13 Herrmann Hiess Er Nina Hagen Band
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99 01 Back To Front Stiff Little Fingers

100 123 17 14 Sexy Dancer Prince
 
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GOLD 6000 points

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SILVER 3000 points


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Bubbling Under Top Ten 02/08/80

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01 04 101 Jarre At The Concorde / Jean-Michel Jarre
02 ne 102 Mariana / Gibson Brothers
03 ne 107 Birth Of A Nation EP / Nightmares In Wax
04 ne 109 Dream Sequence Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls
05 ne 110 Butcher Baby / Plasmatics
06 ne 114 It's Alright / Sho Nuff
07 re 115 Logique Polygonale / Polyphonic Size
08 ne 118 Race With The Devil / Girlschool
09 ne 119 Easy Life / Bodysnatchers
10 ne 123 Girl U Want / Devo


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This week's #1s

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@Eric Generic Babooshka Kate Bush (3rd week)

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@Hairycub1969 The Winner Takes It All ABBA (1st week)
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@Ironheade The Winner Takes It All ABBA (1st week)
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@nnnumb Just Like Eddie/Sun Flight Silicon Teens (3rd week)
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@phoenix123 Upside Down Diana Ross (1st week)
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@Russron Pay To Cum Bad Brains (7th week)

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@cityofdoomsday Empire Strikes Back Meco (1st week)

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PJOPS 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 Take It All ABBA 574
 
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Global chart Top 10 w/e 02/08/80
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01 01 11 Funkytown Lipps Inc NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 06 Little Jeannie Elton John
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03 03 04 Cupid The Detroit Spinners
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04 02 12 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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08 05 02 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
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07 06 02 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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05 06 05 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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09 08 03 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
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06 01 18 Call Me Blondie
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10 10 02 Tired Of Toein The Line Rocky Burnette
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 02/08/80
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02 01 11 Magic Olivia Newton-John NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 11 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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03 03 14 Little Jeannie Elton John
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04 04 12 Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time The Detroit Spinners
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05 05 15 Shining Star Manhattens

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09 06 10 Take Your Time S.O.S. Band
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06 01 15 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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08 08 13 Tired Of Toein The Line Rocky Burnette
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11 09 05 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
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17 10 08 Sailing Christopher Cross
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Chart News w/e 02/08/80
36 53 36 04 You're The only Woman Ambrosia
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40 51 40 04 Lookin' For Love Johnny Lee
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46 60 46 03 Hot Rod Hearts Robbie Dupree
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60 73 60 03 Hey There Lonely Girl Robert John
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65 82 65 02 You'll Accomp'ny Me Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
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New Entries w/e 02/08/80

#61 All Over The World ELO
#70 Jesse Carly Simon
#71 Don't Ask Me Why Billy Joel
#83 Rock It Lipps Inc.
#84 Fool For Your Lovin Whitesnake
#85 Stranger In My Home Town Foghat
#87 Whatever You Decide Randy Vanwarmer
#88 Everything Is Alright Spider
#89 Darlin' Yipes


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UK Top 75 w/e 02/08/80
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Use It Up And Wear It Out Odyssey SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 05 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
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08 03 03 Upside Down Diana Ross

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02 01 07 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John / Electric Light Orchestra
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07 05 05 Babooshka Kate Bush
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05 05 07 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers
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12 07 03 There, There My Dear Dexy's Midnight Runners
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04 03 08 Jump To The Beat Stacy Lattisaw

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09 01 The Winner Takes It All ABBA

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06 04 06 Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time The Detroit Spinners

gezza76 said:
News that TOTP will return to our TV screens this Thursday must come as a mighty relief to record companies up and down the land this week as Odyssey hold the top spot and increase sales to 92,000. That's an 8 week period where the No 1 in the land has failed to break the 100k mark, not helped of course by the natural summer slump which has left some chart toppers with disappointing totals, for example "Xanadu" which falls 2-4 (49,000) with a sales total of 327,000 to date, however Odyssey haven't done too badly thus far running up 354,000 to overtake Newton-John/ ELO whilst still at No 1.

Right on cue though their tenure at the top is starting to look shaky given that Leo Sayer moves 3-2 (73,000) and registers a 46% increase in sales and more impressively Diana Ross bounces 8-3 (67,000) a 110% increase and must be fancied to seriously challenge Odyssey next week.

Meanwhile Dexy's Midnight Runners are back with "There There My Dear" which follows the top 10 debut for their first album "Searching For The Young Soul Rebels" last week, it rises 12-7 (41,000) after just 4 weeks on the chart. It is of course the follow up to "Geno" which remains the biggest selling single of the year so far!

No stranger to the No 1 spot Abba make a sensational New entry at No 9 this week with "The Winner Takes It All" (36,000), the band have had 7 previous UK chart toppers but only two singles have debuted in the top 10, "Take A Chance On Me" in 1978 and "Chiquitita" last year, the latter title the only song to debut higher than "The Winner Takes It All" by one place. It's the first release from their forthcoming (as yet unnamed) album due at Christmas. The lyrics appear to be slightly personal if reviews are to be believed focusing on the inner wranglings of the group.

Kate Bush is also on the rise this week 7-5 (47,000) whilst fallers include Bob Marley 5-6 (47,000), Stacy Lattislaw 4-8 (37,000) and the Detroit Spinners 6-10 (29,000)
Chart News w/e 02/08/80
11 20 11 05 Wednesday Week The Undertones
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22 47 22 02 Give Me The Night George Benson
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31 55 31 02 Private Life Grace Jones
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32 48 32 02 Burnin' Hot Jermaine Jackson
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46 73 46 02 For You For Love Average White Band
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47 75 47 02 C30 C60 C90 Bow Wow Wow
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New Entries w/e 02/08/80

#30 Oh Yeah Roxy Music
#48 Sunshine Of Your Smile Mike Berry
#50 Black Night Deep Purple
#53 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
#56 Tom Hark Pirhanas
#57 All Over The World ELO
#61 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie
#64 Back To Front Stiff Little Fingers
#65 A Walk In The Park Nick Straker Band
#66 Race With The Devil Girlschool
#67 Dream Sequence Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls
#68 Free Me Roger Daltrey
#70 You Gotta Be A Hustler Sue Wilkinson
#75 Last Night Another Soldier Angelic Upstairs
 
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Canadian Top 50 w/e 02/08/80
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01 01 11 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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05 02 10 Misunderstanding Genesis
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04 02 12 The Rose Bette Midler
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02 01 15 Funkytown Lipps Inc.
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03 01 11 Little Jeannie Elton John
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06 01 14 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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07 07 14 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
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08 06 11 Against The Wind Bob Seger
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09 08 13 We Live For Love Pat Benatar
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11 10 11 Fine State Of Affairs Burton Cummings

Chart News w/e 02/08/80
13 24 13 09 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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24 60 24 04 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
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43 61 43 05 Play The Game Queen
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48 68 48 04 Shining Star Manhattens
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50 79 50 04 Empire Strikes Back Meco
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New Entries w/e 02/08/80

#78 Shandi Kiss
#80 Knee Deep In Love Klaatu
#98 Into The Night Benny Mardones
#99 Tryin' To Keep Her 88s Straight Downchild Blues Band
#100 Roll Me Away Dwayne Ford
 
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Australian Top 100 w/e 28/07/80
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03 You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling Long John Baldry & Kathi MacDonald

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08 Love At First Sight Kim Hart
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11 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
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12 Little Jeannie Elton John
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14 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel

Chart News w/e 28/07/80
12 What I Like About You Romantics
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14 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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20 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
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New Entries w/e 28/07/80

Waterfalls PAUL McCARTNEY
Life at the Outpost SKATT BROTHERS
Two Faces Have I OL'55
Private Idaho B-52'S
Broken English MARIANNE FAITHFULL
After the News REELS
Here Comes Another Heartache DARRYL COTTON
Danger MOTELS
Take Good Care of My Baby SMOKIE
 
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World charts

UK Top 10 sales (courtesy of @gezza76)

Albums

#1s Around the world w/e 27 July - 1 August

Funkytown Lipps Inc. (7th Week)
Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO (2nd Week)
Il jouait du piano debout France Gall (8th week)
Funkytown Lipps Inc. (1st week) Airplay
Funkytown Lipps Inc. (6th Week)
Non So Che Darei Alan Sorrenti (6th week)
Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO (1st week)
Hey! Julio Iglesias (2nd Week)
One More Reggae For The Road Bill Lovelady (4th Week)
Funkytown Lipps Inc. (7th week)
Dancing All Night Monta & Brothers (8th week)
Locomotion Ritz (2nd week)
Use It Up, Wear It Out Odyssey (1st week) NME
Magic Olivia Newton-John (3rd week) Billboard Adult Contemporary
Take Your Time (Do It Right) The S.O.S. Band (2nd week) Billboard Disco Top 100
One In A Million You Larry Graham (2nd week) Billboard Hot Soul Singles
 
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@Hairycub1969 HMV chart for w/e 2nd August 1980:

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1 NEW 1 1 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 9
2 3 5 2 A LOVER'S HOLIDAY Change 17
3 1 5 1 LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division 16
4 13 3 4 UPSIDE DOWN Diana Ross 3
5 5 4 5 KING'S CALL Phil Lynott N/A
6 2 6 2 USE IT UP, WEAR IT OUT Odyssey 1
7 4 7 1 XANADU Olivia Newton John & ELO 4
8 8 4 8 BABOOSKHA Kate Bush 5
9 15 3 9 THERE THERE MY DEAR Dexys Midnight Runners 7
10 6 7 3 JUMP TO THE BEAT Stacy Lattisaw 8
11 11 4 11 MORE THAN I CAN SAY Leo Sayor 2
12 9 4 9 WEDNESDAY WEEK The Undertones 11
13 16 5 13 LIP UP FATTY Bad Manners 15
14 7 6 5 COULD YOU BE LOVED Bob Marley and the Wailers 6
15 14 2 14 GIRLFRIEND Michael Jackson 41
16 26 2 16 9 TO 5 Sheena Easton 20
17 22 5 17 ME, MYSELF I Joan Armatrading 21
18 12 6 11 COMPUTER GAME (THEME FROM THE INVADERS) Yellow Magic Orchestra 19
19 NEW 1 19 OH YEAH (ON THE RADIO) Roxy Music 30
20 10 7 4 MY WAY OF THINKING/I THINK IT'S GOING TO RAIN TODAY UB40 14
21 24 3 21 OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD The Gapband 18
22 27 3 22 MARIANA Gibson Brothers 23
23 29 2 23 ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY Hot Chocolate 27
24 19 4 19 EMOTIONAL RESCUE The Rolling Stones 12
25 28 5 25 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL Van Halen N/A
26 34 2 26 SLEEPWALK Ultravox 34
27 33 2 27 BURNING CAR John Foxx 36
28 25 3 25 EASY LIFE The Bodysnatchers 59
29 37 2 29 SANCTUARY New Musik 33
30 NEW 1 30 GIVE ME THE NIGHT George Benson 22
31 NEW 1 31 ALL OVER THE WORLD ELO 57
32 20 7 13 LET'S HANG ON Darts 13
33 18 8 6 THE BED'S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU The Police N/A
34 NEW 1 34 PRIVATE LIFE Grace Jones 31
35 17 11 2 FUNKY TOWN Lipps Inc 40
36 30 7 22 EMPIRE STATE HUMAN The Human League N/A
37 NEW 1 37 TOM HARK The Piranhas 56
38 21 8 7 PLAY THE GAME Queen 72
39 NEW 1 39 C30, C60, C90 GO Bow Wow Wow 47
40 23 10 9 CHINATOWN Thin Lizzy N/A
41 RE-ENTRY 2 39 CUPID - I'VE LOVED YOU FOR A LONG TIME Detriot Spinners 16
42 RE-ENTRY 5 21 WATERFALLS Paul McCartney 25
43 39 6 22 STILL WAITING Prince N/A
44 35 11 2 RAT RACE The Specials N/A
45 31 11 1 MESSAGES OMD N/A
46 32 10 2 EVERYBODY'S GOTTA LEARN SOMETIME The Korgis 51
47 NEW 1 47 A WALK IN THE PARK Nick Straker Band 65
48 40 11 1 WE ARE GLASS Gary Numan N/A
49 NEW 1 49 FREE ME Roger Daltery 68
50 NEW 1 50 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie 61
 
It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to two stalwarts of the top 20, Cheap Trick and The Selecter, after full 26 weeks of service. (26 weeks means 'full' for everyone else but Lio, of course.)

That just about gives us room for new entries from Liliput and The Birthday Party -- plus of course Abba, who are my bet for a new (and long-lasting) number one...


01 -- 01 01 08 bad brains - pay to cum (mid-june)
02 -- 02 02 07 discharge - fight back (june)
03 -- 03 01 10 dead kennedys - holiday in cambodia (may US)
04 -- 04 01 21 lipps inc - funkytown (mar 8)
05 -- 05 02 31 lio - le banana split (early '80 in most of europe)
06 -- 06 05 10 the silver - do you wanna dance (may)
07 -- ne 07 01 abba - the winner takes it all (jul 25)
08 -- 07 07 08 olivia newton-john & e.l.o. - xanadu (jun 6)
09 -- 09 09 06 talking heads - cities (june)
10 -- 10 09 06 grace jones - private life (jun 27)

11 -- 11 11 07 donna summer - sunset people (jun 13)
12 -- 12 04 24 killing joke - wardance (feb)
13 -- 13 08 17 discharge - realities of war (apr)
14 -- 14 10 24 talking heads - i zimbra (feb)
15 -- 15 11 26 the flying lizards - tv (feb 9)
16 -- 17 13 18 ellen foley - stupid girl (feb 15 UK)
17 -- 18 14 21 leon haywood - don't push it, don't force it (mar 15)
18 -- 20 18 06 go-go's - we got the beat (may 27)
19 -- 19 15 26 blondie - call me (feb 16)
20 -- 22 20 03 bow wow wow - c30 c60 c90 go (jul 4)

21 -- 21 16 20 nina hagen band - herrmann hiess er (march?)
22 -- 22 17 18 prince - sexy dancer (apr 5)
23 -- 23 23 04 grace jones - love is the drug (may?)
24 -- 25 24 04 kate bush - babooshka (jun 27)
25 -- 26 18 14 ellen foley - sad song (may 2 UK)
26 -- 27 19 10 lama - totuus löytyy kaurapuurosta (may)
27 -- 28 20 22 the pop group / the slits - where there's a will there's a way / in the beginning there was rhythm (mar 7)
28 -- 29 21 15 hassisen kone - hassisen kone (apr)
29 -- 30 29 03 magazine - sweetheart contract (jul 18)
30 -- 31 28 06 young marble giants - final day (june)

31 -- ne 31 01 liliput - split (jul)
32 -- 32 22 18 the cure - a forest (apr 5)
33 -- 33 23 10 maukka perusjätkä - säpinää (march)
34 -- 34 32 04 grace jones - a rolling stone (apr 18)
35 -- 35 24 23 deutsch-amerikanische-freundschaft - kebabträume (mar 01)
36 -- ne 36 01 the birthday party - mr. clarinet (jul 21)
37 -- 36 25 25 elvis costello & the attractions - i can't stand up for falling down (feb 16)
38 -- 37 27 21 the jam - going underground (mar 22)
39 -- 39 29 23 david bowie - alabama song (mar 01)
40 -- 40 30 11 alice - il vento caldo dell'estate (may)

41 -- 41 31 10 siouxsie & the banshees - christine (may 30)
42 -- 42 40 04 cerrone - panic (june?)
43 -- 43 42 02 peter gabriel - biko (jul 25)
44 -- 43 39 06 pere ubu - final solution (UK june)
45 -- 44 40 05 splodgenessabounds - two pints of lager and a packet of crisps (may)
46 -- 45 32 21 mx-80 sound - someday you'll be king (march 7)
47 -- 46 34 16 the b-52s - planet claire (mar US)
48 -- 47 35 17 madness - night boat to cairo (apr 5)
49 -- 48 36 10 ratsia - tämä hetki ja tulevaisuus (may)
50 -- 49 37 10 the human league - only after dark (may)

51 -- 50 38 10 gary numan - we are glass (may 23)
52 -- 51 41 09 the residents - diskomo (may)
53 -- 52 52 02 the dickies - gigantor (jul 18)
54 -- 53 36 14 orchestral manoeuvres in the dark - messages (may 2)
55 -- 54 50 03 odyssey - use it up, wear it out (jun 6)
56 -- 55 54 03 ultravox - sleepwalk (jun 20)
57 -- 56 50 04 delta 5 - anticipation (may)
58 -- 57 56 03 queen - play the game (may 30)
59 -- 59 58 03 the gap band - oops upside your head (uk june 13)
60 -- 60 59 03 new musik - sanctuary (jun 20)
 
Oh and do any of yous chart wizards with release encyclopedias and whatnot happen to know a more specific release week for the best rap single of the year, i.e. Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks"? Just August is the closest the internet seems to reveal, but y'know, I'm all itching to chart it ASAP...
 
Oh and do any of yous chart wizards with release encyclopedias and whatnot happen to know a more specific release week for the best rap single of the year, i.e. Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks"? Just August is the closest the internet seems to reveal, but y'know, I'm all itching to chart it ASAP...

A quick search of Billboard shows first mention of it being listed anywhere is actually on the disco chart of 5 July at #47 in its second week charted (page 60):

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1980/BB-1980-07-05.pdf

So you can chart it now!

I've added the search function to the Billboard post so people can easily run their own searches in future!
 
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I've been waiting for Private Idaho to put in an appearance. The only quandary I have is do I let it knock Silicon Teens from my top spot?

I say chart it now. You know you want to.

Well in my original draft retrochart I did last year I have it charting in my top 40 in 1 month's time when it hits Australian top 20 and then the Hot 100, just after Give Me Back My Man has peaked on my chart but now I have a top 200 it can chart early at the lower end! Thanks for helping me justify it hehe.
 
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