PJOPS Retrochart w/e 03/05/80



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The Rules

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

- This week is week ending 3 May 1980. Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 23 April.

- 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.

- 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 w/e 05/03/80

01 01 01 12 Call Me Blondie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 08 02 05 A Forest The Cure
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03 02 01 07 Going Underground The Jam
04 03 01 11 Atomic Blondie
05 05 05 08 Rock Lobster B-52s
06 04 04 07 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners
07 40 07 02 Breathing Kate Bush
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08 06 05 05 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders
09 07 07 05 Night Boat To Cairo Madness
10 09 03 08 Happy House Souxsie & The Banshees
11 11 07 14 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
12 13 12 03 Coming Up Paul McCartney
13 17 13 03 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts Philip Lynott
14 14 14 07 Train In Vain The Clash

15 10 06 10 Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze
16 15 15 03 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
17 12 12 08 Turn It On Again Genesis
18 19 14 09 Funkytown Lipps Inc.
19 18 18 05 Think About Me Fleetwood Mac
20 30 20 03 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad Prince
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21 22 21 03 Electricty OMD

22 21 17 09 King / Food For Thought UB40
23 24 10 06 No-one Driving John Foxx
24 20 20 05 Sexy Dancer Prince
25 32 25 04 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
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26 26 01 18 On The Radio Donna Summer
27 ne 27 01 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
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28 16 03 10 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
29 28 18 05 My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
30 23 05 12 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
31 39 31 04 Rectangle Jacno
32 25 15 05 Clean Clean Buggles
33 143 33 01 Let's Go Round Again Average White Band
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34 41 34 04 Eurovision Telex

35 31 31 03 High Fidelity Elvis Costello & The Attractions
36 42 36 04 Silver Dream Machine David Essex
37 33 28 13 TV The Flying Lizards
38 27 21 06 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
39 35 35 02 Staring At The Rude Boys The Ruts
40 71 40 02 Fool For Your Loving Whitesnake
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41 44 30 12 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
42 58 42 02 I Shoulda Loved Ya Narada Michael Walden
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43 ne 43 01 Holiday 80 EP Human League
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44 49 31 15 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
46 88 46 02 This World Of Water New Musik
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45 53 34 10 Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundscaft Kebabtraume
47 52 47 03 Toccata Sky
48 ne 48 01 Mirror In The Bathroom The Beat
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49 56 49 05 Squares & Triangles Thompson Twins
50 ne 50 01 Simple Simon INXS
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Chartfile commentary:

Blondie get a third week at number one with "Call me" but the boys from Crawley are right behind them - The Cure's "A Forest" moves up from 8 to number 2 - could they topple Blondie next week?
The only other climber inside the top ten is Kate Bush who storms up from 40 to number 7 with "Breathing"
The B52's are stuck at number 5, whereas everyone else is going down - a big surprise are Dexys Midnight Runners who go down a couple of places to number 6 with "Geno" - they've just topped the UK Mainstream singles chart!
Making their way down slowly are The Jam, Blondie's "Atomic", The Pretenders, Madness and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
 
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R
etrochart 100-51


51 51 22 08 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood
52 54 52 03 Don't Make Waves The Nolans
53 ne 53 01 Messages OMD
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54 34 01 18 Rock With You Michael Jackson
55 38 04 18 London Calling The Clash
56 ne 56 01 No Doubt About It Hot Chocolate
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57 43 37 11 Wardance Killing Joke
58 62 58 04 Elvis Should Play Ska Graduate
59 46 46 05 Wheels Of Steel Saxon
60 45 02 18 I Have A Dream ABBA
61 48 48 03 I Got You Split Endz
62 50 30 18 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
63 37 25 08 Poison Ivy The Lambrettas
64 29 22 06 Living After Midight Judas Priest FREEFALLER
65 68 01 18 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
66 61 23 08 My Oh My Sad Café
67 70 18 11 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
68 63 63 04 Missing Words Selecter
69 67 54 07 Do The Rocksteady The Bodysnatchers
70 59 34 08 Spirit Of Radio Rush
71 74 71 08 You May Be Right Billy Joel
72 75 26 18 Le Banana Split Lio
73 65 65 02 Rough Boys Pete Townshend
74 72 40 10 Anyway You Want It Journey
75 76 14 18 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
76 77 52 18 Bomber Motorhead
77 80 77 02 Bring On The Night The Police
78 78 65 14 Way Of The World Cheap Trick
79 81 77 04 Realities Of War Discharge
80 73 07 12 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions
81 55 17 11 I Zimbra Talking Heads
82 87 82 02 All For Leyna Billy Joel
83 83 74 05 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
84 85 84 04 Bring It All Home Gerry Rafferty
85 86 77 13 Contort Yourself James White & The Blacks
86 60 17 16 Three Minute Hero The Selecter
87 89 59 17 Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
88 97 88 02 Him Rupert Holmes
89 91 89 05 Stupid Girl Ellen Foley
90 84 60 08 European Man Landscape
91 95 38 18 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
92 99 92 05 Herrmann Hiess Er Nina Hagen Band
93 92 12 14 Save Me Queen
94 100 94 02 Check Out The Groove Bobby Thurston
95 ne 95 01 Sad Song Ellen Foley
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96 93 53 06 Kool In The Kaftan BA Robertson
97 101 27 15 My Feet Keep Dancing Chic
98 96 66 09 Release (The Tension) Patti Labelle
99 112 99 01 In The City The Jam
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100 102 62 06 Where There's A Will / In The Beginning There Was Rhythm The Pop Group / The Slits


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Bubbling Under Top Ten 03/05/80

TW LW PK

01 02 102 Hassisen Kone / Hassisen Kone
02 07 103 The Groove / Rodney Franklin
03 ne 105 Hold On To Your Love / Jimmy Ruffin
04 ne 107 The Rose / Bette Midler
05 ne 109 Pack It Up / Arabesque
06 ne 117 Tell Me On A Sunday / Marti Webb

07 09 118 Planet Claire / B-52s
08 ne 123 Love Enough For Two / Prima Donna
09 ne 129 Steal Away / Robbie Dupree
10 ne 137 Any Love / Rufus & Chaka Khan


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This
week's #1s

@2014 Call Me Blondie (1st week)
@Eric Generic Call Me Blondie (3rd week)
@Hairycub1969 Call Me Blondie (3rd week)
@nnnumb Electricity OMD (1st week)
@phoenix123 Call Me Blondie (1st week)
@Russron Funkytown Lipps Inc. (8th week)


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Last
week's #1s

@Ironheade A Forest The Cure (2nd week)
 
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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
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
 
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Global chart Top 10 w/e 03/05/80

01 01 01 20 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd FOURTEENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 02 06 Call Me Blondie
03 04 03 04 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
04 05 04 04 With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta
05 06 05 04 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
06 08 06 05 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
07 03 02 08 Working My Way Back To You The Spinners
08 ne 08 01 Lost In Love Air Supply NEW
09 07 07 04 Stomp The Brothers Johnson
10 ne 10 01 Fire Lake Bob Seger NEW

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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 03/05/80


01 01 01 12 Call Me Blondie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 02 12 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
03 06 03 13 Lost In Love Air Supply
04 04 04 22 With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta
05 03 01 16 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
06 07 06 11 Fire Lake Bob Seger
07 09 07 08 You May Be Right Billy Joel
08 08 08 11 I Can't Tell You Why The Eagles
09 10 09 12 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
10 12 10 10 Hold On To My Love Jimmy Ruffin

19 26 19 06 Breakdown Dead Ahead Boz Scaggs
24 29 24 06 Funkytown Lipps Inc
26 31 26 09 Do Right Paul Davis
29 39 29 07 The Rose Bette Midler
33 59 33 04 Steal Away Robbie Dupree
53 73 53 02 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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54 ne 54 01 Against The Wind Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band NEW
58 68 58 03 Lady The Whispers
60 70 60 05 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Maywood

64 74 64 03 Twilight Zone Manhatten Transfer
65 ne 65 01 Little Jeanne Elton John NEW
66 77 66 03 Two Places At The Same Time Ray Parker Jr & Raydio
68 78 68 03 Rock Lobster B-52s

76 ne 76 01 Theme From New York New York Frank Sinatra NEW
82 ne 82 01 Answering Machine Rupert Holmes NEW
84 ne 84 01 It's Not A Wonder Little River Band NEW
87 ne 87 01 Midnight Rendezvous The Babys NEW
88 ne 88 01 Gone Too Far Eddie Rabbitt NEW
89 ne 89 01 Just For The Moment Ray Kennedy NEW
98 ne 98 01 Real Love The Cretones NEW


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UK Top 75 w/e 03/05/80


01 02 01 07 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners NEW NUMBER ONE
02 07 02 03 Coming Up Paul McCartney
03 01 02 04 Call Me Blondie
04 06 04 05 Silver Dream Machine David Essex
05 11 05 05 Toccata Sky
06 04 04 09 King / Food For Thought UB40
07 03 01 11 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
08 05 05 06 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
09 09 08 05 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders
10 26 10 06 Check Out The Groove Bobby Thurston
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11 21 11 05 My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
13 27 13 03 The Groove Rodney Franklin

15 ne 15 01 What's Another Year Johnny Logan NEW
19 35 19 02 I Shoulda Loved Ya Narada Michael Walden
23 ne 23 01 Golden Years Motorhead NEW
27 47 27 02 The Greatest Cockney Ripoff Cockney Rejects
29 44 29 02 Breathing Kate Bush
30 51 30 02 Fool For Your Lovin Whitesnake

31 ne 31 01 No Doubt About It Hot Chocolate NEW
34 50 34 03 Take Good Care Of My Baby Smokie
36 ne 36 01 Hold On To My Love Jimmy Ruffin NEW
38 59 38 02 This World Of Water New Musik
39 69 39 02 Let's Go Round Again Average White Band
41 66 41 02 Just Can't Give You Up Mystic Morlin

55 ne 55 01 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson NEW
58 ne 58 01 Mirror In The Bathroom The Beat NEW
61 ne 61 01 You Gave Me Love Crown Heights Affair NEW
63 ne 63 01 The Bucket Of Water Song The Bucketeers NEW
67 ne 67 01 Police & Thieves Junior Murvin NEW
71 ne 71 01 The Seduction (Love Theme) James Last Band NEW
72 ne 72 01 So Long Fischer Z NEW
75 ne 75 01 Holiday 80 EP The Human League NEW


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Canadian Top 100 w/e 03/05/80


01 05 01 08 Call Me Blondie NEW NUMBER ONE
02 01 01 13 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
03 04 03 10 Fire Lake Bob Seger
04 03 03 15 An American Dream The Dirt Band
05 06 05 10 I Can't Tell You Why The Eagles
06 02 02 12 Refugee Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
07 17 07 06 You May Be Right Billy Joel
08 08 01 17
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
09 07 07 18 Money Flying Lizards

10 16 10 08 Cars Gary Numan

11 23 11 07 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
13 18 13 11 Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners
18 29 18 08 Rock Lobster The B-52s
22 30 22 09 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
26 33 26 07 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
38 51 38 05 Pilot Of The Airwaves Charlie Dore
41 60 41 04 Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
47 57 47 05 Save Me Queen
86 ne 86 01 Love Stinks J Geils Band NEW
91 ne 91 01 Coming Up Paul McCartney NEW
92 ne 92 01 Say Goodbye To Little Jo Steve Forbert NEW
93 ne 93 01 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins NEW
99 ne 99 01 I Pledge My Love Peaches & Herb NEW


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Australian Top 20 w/e 28/04/80

01 01 I Got You Split Endz THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
03 05 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
04 03 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
05 04 Rock With You Michael Jackson
06 06 He's My Number One Christie Allen
07 08 Fly Too High Janis Ian
08 10 Space Invaders Player
09 07 Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers
10 09 Rock Lobster B-52s

13 ne People Mi-Sex NEW
18 ne Atomic Blondie NEW
19 ne Rockabilly Rebel Major Matchbox NEW
 
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World charts
UK Top 10 sales

Albums

#1s Around the world….

Sun Of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band (2nd week)
Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners (1st week)
Le Banana Split Lio (1st week)
Le Banana Split Lio (1st week) Airplay
Weekend Earth & Fire (2nd week)
Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (8th week)
You And Me Spargo (3rd week)
Message In A Bottle The Police (1st week)
Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (5th week)
Boat On The River Styx (1st week)
Runaway Chanels (2nd week)
Cruisin' Smokey Robinson (2nd week)
Call Me Blondie (2nd week)
Lost In Love Air Supply (5th week) Billboard Adult Contemporary
A Lover's Holiday Change (1st week) Billboard Disco Top 100
Don't Say Goodnight The Isley Brothers (3rd week) Billboard Hot Soul Singles

 
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My Retrochart is "coming up" soon - but first:

There are 9 new entries
and 12 songs that are NOT currently in the UK top 75 singles!
The Cubster region is creating it's own trends!
 
Some movers and shakers:

Number 39 - New entry:
INXS - Simple Simon

This young Australian band (leader singer Michael Hutchence is barely 20 years old) are causing quite a wave back home and their debut single "Simple Simon" is now available in France - but nowhere else in Europe yet!

 
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Number 37 - New entry

A very different sounding single from Hot Chocolate called "No doubt about it" - the Cubster region always welcomes "Aliens from outer space" - watch this one shoot up the charts!:

 
Number 29 - New Entry

The Human League - Holiday 80 (EP)

This is the band who are currently "advising" The Undertones' perfect cousin and they have been causing quite a stir. David Bowie is apparently a big fan. Here is the lead track from the EP called "Rock'n'Roll":

 
My Retrochart in full:

W/e 3rd May 1980

TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 1 4 1 CALL ME Blondie 3
2 4 6 2 GENO Dexys Midnight Runners 1
3 6 2 3 COMING UP Paul McCartney 2
4 2 5 2 TALK OF THE TOWN The Pretenders 9
5 5 3 5 EUROVISION Telex N/A
6 8 4 6 BRING ON THE NIGHT The Police N/A
7 11 4 7 SILVER DREAM MACHINE David Essex 4
8 3 7 3 FOOD FOR THOUGHT/KING UB40 6
9 16 3 9 MY PERFECT COUSIN The Undertones 11
10 15 3 10 TOCCATA Sky 6
11 9 7 1 GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 33
12 25 3 12 DEAR MISS LONELY HEARTS Phil Lynott 37
13 7 5 5 NIGHT BOAT TO CARIO Madness 14
14 13 7 5 TRAIN IN VAIN The Clash N/A
15 18 5 15 ELECTRICITY OMD N/A
16 12 6 8 SEXY EYES Dr Hook 8
17 26 2 17 I SHOULDA LOVED YA Narada Michael Walden 19
18 10 9 1 WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU Detroit Spinners 7
19 NEW 1 19 A FOREST The Cure 35
20 23 5 20 SEXY DANCER Prince N/A
21 27 2 21 RIDE LIKE THE WIND Christopher Cross N/A
22 35 2 22 WHY YOU WANNA TREAT ME SO BAD Prince N/A
23 14 6 14 MY OH MY Sad Café 16
24 NEW 1 24 WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR Johnny Logan 15
25 22 5 18 MISSING WORDS The Selecter 24
26 NEW 1 26 BREATHING Kate Bush 29
27 19 11 1 ATOMIC Blondie N/A
28 NEW 1 28 LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN Average White Band 39
29 NEW 2 29 HOLIDAY 80 (EP) The Human League 75
30 NEW 1 30 THIS WORLD OF WATER New Musik 38
31 38 2 31 STARING AT THE RUDE BOYS The Ruts 32
32 17 8 4 TURN IT ON AGAIN Genesis 42
33 20 7 13 DO THE ROCKSTEADY The Bodysnatchers 26
34 29 11 4 SO LONELY The Police N/A
35 NEW 1 35 HOLD ON TO YOUR LOVE Jimmy Ruffin 36
36 32 3 32 ELVIS SHOULD PLAY SKA Graduate N/A
37 NEW 1 37 NO DOUBT ABOUT IT Hot Chocolate 31
38 31 2 31 HI FIDELITY Elvis Costello and the Attractions 56
39 NEW 1 39 SIMPLE SIMON INXS N/A
40 39 18 3 LONDON CALLING The Clash N/A

So Blondie make it three weeks at the top with "Call me" but Dexys Midnight Runners are still climbing and are now up to number two with "Geno" - they've just reached number one on the UK Mainstream chart so can they do the same here? Also climbing inside the top ten:
Paul McCartney up to number three, The Police, David Essex, The Undertones and Sky.
Telex are stuck at number 5 with "Eurovision" but they're higher than the winner Johnny Logan who has just entered at number 24
Heading down are The Pretenders who didn't quite get their second number one single as "Talk of the town" drops to number 4 after peaking at number 2 for 2 weeks. UB40 are also falling this week from 3 to number 8

Elsewhere Prince has two singles climbing in the chart:
"Sexy dancer" at number 20 and "Why you wanna treat me so bad" at number 22

The Clash's "London Calling" is the longest runner in the top 40 - after 18 weeks it stands at number 40
 
Bubbling outside my top 40 would be:

Prince - I feel for you (the "Prince" album is full of great tracks!)
U2 - 11 o'clock tick tock (waiting for it's release date of 23rd May 1980)
 
As with David Bowie, it is going to be hard to keep "Prince" in check during the Retrochart and not make all his singles shoot up to number one - but I will try my best to keep it in context!
 
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