PJOPS Retrochart w/e 05/04/80 - DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SAT 26 March



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The Rules

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

- This week is week ending 5 April 1980. Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 26 March.

- 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 05/04/80


01 01 01 03 Going Underground The Jam SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 01 07 Atomic Blondie
03 03 03 04 Happy House Souxsie & The Banshees
04 04 01 14 On The Radio Donna Summer
05 05 03 06 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
06 14 06 06 Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze
07 06 05 08 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
08 18 08 08 Call Me Blondie
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09 07 07 03 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners
10 11 10 02 No-one Driving John Foxx
11 13 07 10 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners

12 10 10 07 Hands Off She's Mine The Beat
13 12 12 04 Turn It On Again Genesis
14 08 06 08 Turning Japanese The Vapours
15 25 15 03 Train In Vain The Clash
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16 ne 16 01 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders NEW ENTRY
17 20 17 07 I Zimbra Talking Heads

18 09 01 14 Rock With You Michael Jackson
19 ne 19 01 Night Boat To Cairo Madness NEW ENTRY
20 17 14 05 Funkytown Lipps Inc.
21 21 21 05 King / Food For Thought UB40
22 22 22 02 Living After Midight Judas Priest
23 32 23 02 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
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24 19 18 07 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
25 27 25 04 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood
26 15 15 08 All Night Long Rainbow
27 55 04 14 London Calling The Clash
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28 41 28 09 TV The Flying Lizards

29 16 16 07 So Lonely The Police
30 31 30 04 My Oh My Sad Café
31 47 01 14 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
32 54 32 10 Dark Entries Bauhaus
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33 36 33 04 Poison Ivy The Lambrettas
34 57 28 06 Alabama Song David Bowie
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35 23 19 07 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb
36 37 32 05 Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold
37 29 06 09 Underpass John Foxx
38 28 07 08 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions
39 24 05 11 Too Much Too Young The Specials
40 52 40 06 Anyway You Want It Journey
41 33 30 08 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
42 ne 42 01 My Perfect Cousin The Undertones NEW ENTRY
43 64 43 07 Wardance Killing Joke
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44 35 31 11 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
45 34 34 04 Spirit Of Radio Rush
46 63 46 14 Life During Wartime Talking Heads
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47 43 43 03 January February Barbara Dickson
48 98 37 14 Transmission Joy Division
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49 40 34 06 Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundscaft Kebabtraume
50 74 30 14 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
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Retrochart 100-51

51 87 15 14 Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles
52 68 52 14 Bomber Motorhead
53 ne 53 01 A Forest The Cure NEW ENTRY

54 38 15 09 So Good To Be Back Home The Tourists
55 44 17 12 Three Minute Hero The Selecter
56 45 44 05 Stomp Brothers Johnson
57 30 04 10 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
58 26 12 10 Carrie Cliff Richard
59 46 21 12 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
60 49 11 14 It's Different For Girls Joe Jackson
61 ne 61 01 Sexy Dancer Prince NEW ENTRY
62 51 44 06 Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down XTC
63 48 01 14 Sara Fleetwood Mac
64 84 64 03 Do The Rocksteady The Bodysnatchers
65 97 25 14 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
66 102 66 03 Tonight I'm Alright Narada Michael Walden
67 ne 67 01 Zimbabwe Bob Marley NEW ENTRY
68 95 54 06 Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille

69 58 40 14 Damaged Goods Gang Of Four
70 61 26 14 Le Banana Split Lio
71 60 60 04 European Man Landscape
72 73 72 04 You May Be Right Billy Joel
73 65 14 14 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
74 67 17 11 What's A Matter Baby Ellen Foley
75 59 12 10 Save Me Queen
76 42 24 13 California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys
77 66 66 05 Release (The Tension) Patti Labelle
78 69 65 10 Way Of The World Cheap Trick
79 53 53 02 Kool In The Kaftan BA Robertson
80 62 55 9 Ricky's Hand Fad Gadget
81 ne 81 01 Squares & Triangles Thompson Twins NEW ENTRY
82 83 03 14 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
83 ne 83 01 Modern Girl Sheena Easton NEW ENTRY
84 78 02 14 I Have A Dream ABBA
85 39 02 14 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
86 ne 86 01 Clean Clean Buggles NEW ENTRY
87 81 77 09 Contort Yourself James White & The Blacks
88 79 79 07 Small Paradise John Cougar
89 77 77 07 Right In The Socket Shalamar
90 ne 90 01 Think About Me Fleetwood Mac NEW ENTRY
91 85 59 13 Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
92 75 75 02 Bear Cage The Stranglers
93 ne 93 01 Stupid Girl Ellen Foley NEW ENTRY
94 91 91 03 My World Secret Affair
95 90 38 14 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
96 72 72 06 Touch Too Much AC/DC
97 ne 97 01 Love Patrol The Dooleys NEW ENTRY
98 70 70 02 Wheels Of Steel Saxon
99 76 33 09 Red Frame White Light OMD
100 96 96 02 Herrmann Hiess Er Nina Hagen Band

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This week's #1s


@2014 Funkytown Lipps Inc. (4th week)
@Eric Generic Going Underground The Jam (2nd week)
@Hairycub1969 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners (1st week)
@Ironheade Happy House Siouxsie & The Banshees (1st week)
@nnnumb Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins (2nd week)
@phoenix123 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman (2nd week)
@Russron Funkytown Lipps Inc. (4th 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
 
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Global chart Top 10 w/e 05/04/80

01 01 01 16 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd TENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 03 02 04 Working My Way Back To You The Spinners
03 02 02 12 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
04 04 04 05 Desire Andy Gibb
05 08 05 02 Call Me Blondie
06 05 03 08 On The Radio Donna Summer
07 09 07 03 Him Rupert Holmes
08 ne 08 01 Too Hot Kool & The Gang ** NEW ENTRY **
09 ne 09 01 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders ** NEW ENTRY **
10 10 06 10 Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang

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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 05/04/80


01 01 01 12 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 02 17 Working My Way Back To You The Spinners
03 05 03 08 Call Me Blondie

04 03 01 16 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
05 07 05 12 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
06 06 06 12 Him Rupert Holmes
07 09 09 08 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
08 11 08 11 Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown
09 04 04 11 Desire Andy Gibb
10 10 10 10 How Do I Make You Linda Ronstadt

28 34 28 05 Think About Me Fleetwood Mac
44 56 44 02 Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
50 63 50 02 I Can't Help It Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John
60 ne 60 01 Biggest Part Of Me Ambrosia
64 74 64 03 Train In Vain The Clash
66 76 66 03 The Rose Bette Midler
82 ne 82 01 Lucky Me Anne Murray
83 ne 83 01 When The Feeling Comes Around Jennifer Warnes
84 ne 84 01 White Hot Red Rider
85 ne 85 01 The Good Lord Loves You Neil Diamond
88 ne 88 01 We Live For Love Pat Benatar
89 ne 89 01 Can't Put A Price On Love The Knack
90 ne 90 01 Solitaire Peter Mclan
93 ne 93 01 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Maywood
94 ne 94 01 Scandel RCR

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UK Top 75 w/e 05/04/80


01 01 01 03 Going Underground The Jam THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 04 02 07 Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold
03 05 03 07 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
04 03 03 09 Turning Japanese The Vapours
05 02 01 08 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
06 11 06 07 Stomp Brothers Johnson
07 12 07 06 Poison Ivy The Lambrettas
08 23 08 04 Turn It On Again Genesis
09 38 09 02 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
10 20 10 05 King / Food For Thought UB40

13 ne 13 01 Night Boat To Cairo EP Madness
15 25 15 02 Living After Midnight Judas Priest
17 27 17 05 My World Secret Affair
19 30 19 04 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Maywood
26 ne 26 01 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders
34 51 34 02 Missing Words Selecter
40 ne 40 01 Silver Dream Machine David Essex
51 ne 51 01 My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
55 ne 55 01 Clean Clean Buggles
60 ne 60 01 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
61 ne 61 01 Toccata Sky
62 ne 62 01 Rough Boys Pete Townshend
72 ne 72 01 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts Phillip Lynott
73 ne 73 01 I've Never Been In Love Suzi Quatro
74 ne 74 01 I'm The Face High Numbers

…and the rest….
76 -- 76 00 Motivation Atmosfear
77 -- 77 00 Girl Shy
80 -- 80 00 All For Leyna Billy Joel
84 -- 84 00 Zimbabwe Bob Marley & The Wailers
89 -- 89 00 Love & Loneliness The Motors
90 -- 90 00 Don't Make Waves The Nolans
95 -- 95 00 Elvis Should Play Ska Graduate
98 -- 98 00 Kickin The Kans / Double Vision + My Favourite DJ The Headboys
99 -- 99 00 Refugee Tom Petty
100 - 100 00 We Live For Love Pat Benatar
102 - 102 00 Shiraleo Starjets
105 - 105 00 The Get-Down Mellow Sound Players Association
107 - 107 00 If You Want It Niteflyte
109 - 109 00 Take Good Care Of My Baby Smokie
114 - 114 00 Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down XTC
119 - 119 00 Tell Me On A Sunday Marti Webb

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Canadian Top 100 w/e 05/04/80


01 01 01 09 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 01 13 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
03 05 03 11 On The Radio Donna Summer
04 04 04 18 Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
05 06 05 08 Refugee Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

06 03 01 16 Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers
07 08 07 11 Janine Trooper

08 09 08 13 Romeo's Tune Steve Forbert
09 14 09 11 An American Dream The Dirt Band
10 12 10 14 Yes, I'm Ready Teri DeSario & K.C.

16 21 16 09 Making Plans For Nigel XTC
22 32 22 12 Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
28 38 28 06 Holiday Nazareth
33 49 33 04 Call Me Blondie
39 50 39 07 Working My Way Back To You The Spinners
42 53 42 04 I Wish I Was Eighteen Again George Burns
45 58 45 04 Cars Gary Numan
57 79 57 03 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
67 88 67 02 You May Be Right Billy Joel
83 ne 83 01 Pilot Of The Airwaves Charlie Dore
94 ne 94 01 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
96 ne 96 01 Lost In Love Air Supply
97 ne 97 01 Doin It Right Powder Blues Band
98 ne 98 01 Save Me Queen
99 ne 99 01 Set Me Free Utopia
100 ne 100 01 Train In Vain The Clash

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Australian Top 20 w/e 31/03/80

01 01 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 03 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
03 07 I Got You Split Endz
04 02 Dreaming My Dreams With You Colleen Hewett
05 04 He's My Number One Christie Allen
06 05 Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille
07 13 Rock With You Michael Jackson
08 08 Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers
09 15 Walking On The Moon The Police
10 10 Day Trip To Bangor Fiddler's Dram

16 ne Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
20 ne Fly Too High Janis Ian
 
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#1s around the world w/e 30/03/80-05/04/80

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Global United World Chart Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (10th week)
Europe Europarade Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (9th week)

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Australia Kent Music Report Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (6th week)

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Belgium Billboard Benelux Crying Don McLean

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Canada RPM Magazine Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (3rd week)
Canada Canadian Recording Industry Association Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (5th week)

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Finland Seura N/A

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France IFOP One Step Beyond Madness (5th week)
France TMP Airplay Chart One Step Beyond Madness (1st week)

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Germany Media Control Top 100 Singles Sun Of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band (6th week)
Germany Der Musikmarkt Sun Of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band (6th week)

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Israel Reshel Gimmet / IBA Last Train To London Electric Light Orchestra (8th week)

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Italy Germano Ruscitto Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (5th week)

Italy Italian Hit Parade Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (4th week)

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Japan Music Labo Dohkeshi No Sonnet Masashi Sada (1st week)
Japan Oricon Okuru Kotoba Kaientai (4th week)

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Mexico Enrique Ortiz Que No Pedro Marin (1st week)

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Netherlands Dutch Top 40 Sajang E Massada (1st week)
Holland BUMA/STEMRA Sajang E Massada (2nd week)

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New Zealand RIANZ I Got You Split Endz (3rd week)

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Norway Verdens Gang N/A

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South Africa Springbok Radio Please Don't Go K.C. & The Sunshine Band (2nd week)

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Spain PROMUSICAE Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang (1st week)
Spain El Gran Musical Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (5th week)

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Sweden Topplistan Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (1st week)
Sweden GFL Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd

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Switzerland Swiss Hit Parade Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (9th week)

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UK BMRB Top 75 Going Underground The Jam (3rd week)
UK NME Going Underground The Jam (2nd week)

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USA Billboard Hot 100 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (3rd week)
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Lost In Love Air Supply (1st week)
USA Billboard Disco Top 100 Funkytown / All Night Dancing Lipps Inc (4th week)
USA Billboard Hot Soul Singles Stomp! The Brothers Johnson (1st week)
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Top 75 w/e 04/05/80


01 01 01 08 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 03 02 07 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners

03 02 01 07 Atomic Blondie
04 07 04 03 Going Underground The Jam
05 06 05 04 Turn It On Again Genesis
06 14 06 04 You May Be Right Billy Joel

07 04 01 10 Save Me Queen
08 08 08 06 Release (The Tension) Patti Labelle
09 05 03 11 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
10 20 10 03 Train In Vain The Clash
11 09 07 09 So Good To Be Back Home The Tourists
12 10 08 08 All Night Long Rainbow
13 11 05 12 On The Radio Donna Summer
14 23 14 02 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
15 16 15 08 Small Paradise John Cougar

16 15 15 09 Right In The Socket Shalamar
17 12 01 14 Rock With You Michael Jackson
18 18 18 06 Turning Japanese The Vapours
19 13 07 10 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
20 17 12 06 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
21 24 21 04 Happy House Siouxsie & The Banshees
22 33 22 02 No-One Driving John Foxx

23 ne 23 01 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
24 30 24 04 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood

25 21 21 07 Hands Off She's Mine The Beat
26 19 15 07 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
27 31 27 07 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
28 22 03 12 Different For Girls Joe Jackson
29 25 04 11 Underpass John Foxx
30 26 26 09 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
31 57 31 01 Call Me Blondie
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32 27 15 11 Baby I Love You The Ramones
33 28 16 12 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
34 46 34 02 I Got You Split Endz
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35 37 35 05 Lost In Love Air Supply
36 34 17 09 The Hardest Part Blondie
37 29 09 10 Carrie Cliff Richard
38 49 38 02 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners
39 32 03 14 The Second Time Around Shalamar
40 38 02 14 London Calling The Clash
41 39 03 13 My Girl Madness
42 36 19 08 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions
43 35 18 09 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb
44 40 01 14 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
45 41 01 14 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
46 42 08 14 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
47 64 47 01 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad Prince
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48 ne 48 01 We Live For Love Pat Benatar NEW ENTRY

49 47 03 14 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
50 45 13 12 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
51 43 45 05 Even It Up Heart
52 61 52 01 Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold
53 ne 53 01 All For Leyna Billy Joel NEW ENTRY

54 53 53 01 Tonight I'm Alright Narada Michael Walden
55 58 24 07 Rock Lobster B-52s
56 62 56 01 Poison Ivy The Lambrettas

57 48 48 03 Anyway You Want It Journey
58 44 06 14 Do You Love What You Feel Rufus & Chaka Khan
59 ne 59 01 Don't Make Waves The Nolans NEW ENTRY
60 50 06 14 Union City Blue Blondie
61 70 61 01 Let's Do Rocksteady The Bodysnatchers
62 56 29 12 I Need A Lover John Cougar
63 52 02 13 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
64 51 48 03 Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille
65 68 65 01 After You Dionne Warwick
66 59 08 09 Wait For Me Hall & Oates
67 54 05 13 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
68 60 05 11 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
69 55 11 10 Too Much Too Young The Specials
70 ne 70 01 The Rose Bette Midler NEW ENTRY
71 63 23 09 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
72 67 09 09 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
73 ne 73 01 Zimbabwe Bob Marley NEW ENTRY
74 72 22 06 Since You Been Gone Rainbow
75 ne 75 01 Any Love Rufus & Chaka Khan NEW ENTRY
 
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The Retrochart from The Cubster region will be posted tonight for w/e 5th April 1980 - but before the chart in full, here's some teasers.

At number 40 a new entry:
Prince - Sexy dancer.
Prince's new UK single is "Sexy dancer" - the follow up to "I wanna be your lover" - the USA got "Why you wanna treat me so bad" as the follow up. As usual Prince is up to no good getting funky on the dance floor this time.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjQ4NjkxMTI=.html
 
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At number 39 a new entry:
OMD - Electricity.
This is the third time the debut single by OMD has been released and it comes hot off the back of their recent minor hit "Red frame, white light"
"Electricity" was first released on the indie Factory label last May (1979) and then it was re-released in Sep (1979) after they had signed to Virgin records offshoot Dindisc and were busy supporting Gary Numan in concert.
This time it's certainly taken off in The Cubster region!

 
A new entry at number 32:
The Selecter - Missing words
Single number three from this two-tone band and the third hit following "On my radio" and "Three minute hero" into the Cubster Retrochart. The SKA revival remains as popular as ever at the moment:

 
Climbing up to number 24 is a song that doesn't get much airplay on the Retrochart thread BUT has been climbing steadily up the Cubster Retrochart:

Barbara Dickson - January February

 
My Retrochart for
W/e 5th Apr 1980


TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 2 5 1 WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU Detroit Spinners 3

2 1 3 1 GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 1
3 3 5 3 DANCE YOURSELF DIZZY Liquid Gold 2
4 7 4 4 TURN IT ON AGAIN Genesis 8
5 14 3 5 TRAIN IN VAIN The Clash N/A
6 5 6 4 TURNING JAPANESE The Vapors 4
7 9 4 7 POISON IVY The Lambrettas 7
8 4 7 2 TOGETHER WE'RE BEAUTIFUL Fern Kinney 5
9 26 3 9 FOOD FOR THOUGHT/KING UB40 10
10 8 5 8 ECHO BEACH Martha and the Muffins 11
11 12 6 11 I ZIMBRA Talking Heads N/A
12 6 7 1 ATOMIC Blondie 35
13 16 5 13 STOMP Brothers Johnson 6
14 10 5 10 ANOTHER NAIL IN MY HEART Squeeze 18
15 18 4 15 HAPPY HOUSE Siouxsie and the Banshees 20
16 11 8 2 GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS Peter Gabriel 22
17 19 3 17 DO THE ROCKSTEADY The Bodysnatchers 27
18 22 3 18 MY WORLD Secret Affair 17
19 17 7 4 SO LONELY The Police 30
20 13 6 8 HANDS OFF…SHE'S MINE The Beat 28
21 NEW 1 21 TALK OF THE TOWN The Pretenders 26
22 27 2 22 DON'T PUSH IT, DON'T FORCE IT Leon Haywood 19
23 34 2 23 SEXY EYES Dr Hook 9
24 28 3 24 JANUARY FEBRUARY Barbara Dickson 12
25 30 2 25 LIVING AFTER MIDNIGHT Judas Priest 15
26 25 14 3 LONDON CALLING The Clash N/A
27 NEW 1 27 NIGHT BOAT TO CARIO Madness 14
28 32 2 28 NO ONE DRIVING John Foxx 32
29 37 2 29 MY OH MY Sad Café 31
30 35 2 30 GENO Dexys Midnight Runners 37
31 23 4 16 CUBA/BETTER DO IT - SALSA Gibson Brothers 24
32 NEW 1 32 MISSING WORDS The Selecter 34
33 15 8 4 ALL NIGHT LONG Rainbow 13
34 29 6 20 WAIT TILL YOUR BOAT GOES DOWN XTC N/A
35 20 6 10 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE Marti Webb 21
36 39 2 36 NE-NE NA-NA-NA-NA-NU-NU Bad Manners 39
37 24 6 16 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME Captain and Tennille 16
38 21 7 10 ON THE RADIO Donna Summer N/A
39 NEW 1 39 ELECTRICITY OMD N/A
40 NEW 1 40 SEXY DANCER Prince N/A

The big shock this week is The Jam falling to number two after two week at the summit. This week's champs are The Detroit Spinners and "Working my way back to you" - they took five weeks to get there:
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Meanwhile, stuck at number 3 are Liquid Gold and "Dance yourself dizzy", but climbing up fast behind them are Genesis and The Clash who's "Train in vain" is climbing up the USA chart but they refused to release it as a single here in the UK, apparently! The Lambrettas climb two places to number 7 but the biggest climber of the week are UB40 who shoot up from 26 to number 9 with their double A side "Food for thought/King"
Elsewhere in the top ten The Vapors, Martha and the Muffins and Fern Kinney are all heading downwards.

The Pretenders have this week's highest new entry at number 21 with "Talk of the town" but the big controversy at the moment is at number 40 - Prince's "Sexy dancer" which is lyrically causing a stir in the Cubster region. "Bambi" is on the b-side and because we like to keep this thread clean, rest assured we will not be "uploading" that track on this thread
 
Ooh, busiest week of the year so far, with no less than six new entries. I even had to retire the Dead Kennedys single a couple of weeks earlier than planned - but then again, it was kind of on borrowed time to begin with, as I had used the late UK license as an 'excuse' to fit it in my six-month rule anyway...

Luckily both Madness and The Undertones only had to upstage their own singles from six months earlier, but Prince (thanks Hairycub for the reminder!), The Cure, and Francoise Hardy (thanks Phoenix for tirelessly linking to those foreign charts!) needed some heavy lifting. Oh and what a beautiful page I found to justify almost any song by Ellen Foley on any combination of singles on various territories to fit in at most any time, hehe: http://www.45cat.com/artist/ellen-foley/all


01 -- 01 01 04 lipps inc - funkytown (mar 8)
02 -- 03 02 14 gang of four - damaged goods (late '79)
03 -- 04 03 14 lio - le banana split (late '79)
04 -- 05 04 12 talking heads - life during wartime (nov)
05 -- 06 05 07 killing joke - wardance (feb)
06 -- 07 05 14 david bowie - john, i'm only dancing (again) (dec)
07 -- 08 06 11 ellen foley - what's a matter baby (dec)
08 -- 09 08 14 motörhead - bomber (dec)
09 -- 10 09 10 cheap trick - way of the world (feb 2)
10 -- 11 02 13 donna summer - on the radio (nov)

11 -- 12 11 07 talking heads - i zimbra (feb)
12 -- 13 12 09 the flying lizards - tv (feb 9)
13 -- 14 13 13 marianne faithfull - the ballad of lucy jordan (nov)
14 -- 15 14 13 abba - i have a dream (dec 10)
15 -- 17 15 09 james white & the blacks - contort yourself (late '79)
16 -- 18 16 10 the selecter - three minute hero (feb 2)
17 -- 19 17 12 dave edmunds - crawling from the wreckage (late '79)
18 -- ne 18 01 ellen foley - stupid girl (feb 15 UK)
19 -- 21 17 14 booker t & the mg's - green onions (re-release dec)
20 -- 22 20 08 blondie - call me (feb 16)

21 -- 23 21 04 leon haywood - don't push it, don't force it (mar 15)
22 -- 24 22 02 nina hagen band - herrmann hiess er (march?)
23 -- ne 23 01 prince - sexy dancer (apr 5)
24 -- 25 19 13 dan hartman - relight my fire (late '79)
25 -- 26 22 14 joy division - transmission (oct)
26 -- 27 16 14 chic - my feet keep dancing (late '79)
27 -- 28 27 05 the pop group / the slits - where there's a will there's a way / in the beginning there was rhythm (mar 7)
28 -- 29 28 06 deutsch-amerikanische-freundschaft - kebabträume (mar 01)
29 -- 30 29 08 elvis costello & the attractions - i can't stand up for falling down (feb 16)
30 -- 31 30 03 the jam - going underground (mar 22)

31 -- ne 31 01 the cure - a forest (apr 5)
32 -- 32 30 11 holger czukay - cool in the pool (late '79)
33 -- 35 33 10 bauhaus - dark entries (jan 8)
34 -- 36 34 06 david bowie - alabama song (mar 01)
35 -- 37 35 02 mx-80 sound - someday you'll be king (march 7)
36 -- 37 36 03 the clash - train in vain (mar 22)
37 -- ne 37 01 madness - night boat to cairo (apr 5)
38 -- ne 38 01 the undertones - my perfect cousin (apr 5)
39 -- 39 38 04 magazine - thank you (falettinme be mice elf agin) (mar 7)
40 -- ne 40 01 françoise hardy - jazzy rétro satanas
 
I can't believe I'm posting this so early!


1. - (1) (5) Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
2. - (3) (2) The Jam - Going Underground
3. - (9) (1) John Foxx - No One Driving
4. - (2) (5) D.A.F. - Kebabtraume
5. - (4) (3) Landscape - European Man
6. - (12) (2) Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno
7. - (6) (3) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House
8. - (7) (6) Blondie - Atomic
9. - (-) (NE) The Cure - A Forest
10. - (8) (5) Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart
11. - (5) (8) Fad Gadget - Ricky's Hand
12. - (-) (NE) Thompson Twins - Squares & Triangles
13. - (10) (6) Blondie - Call Me
14. - (11) (4) Lipps Inc - Funkytown
15. - (-) (NE) Buggles - Clean Clean
16. - (13) (7) Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
17. - (-) (NE) Madness - Night Boat To Cairo
18. - (14) (4) UB40 - King/Food For Thought
19. - (16) (5) The Lambrettas - Poison Ivy
20. - (18) (10) The Specials - Too Much Too Young
21. - (20) (8) The Flying Lizards - TV
22. - (15) (8) OMD - Red Frame White Light
23. - (22) (10) John Foxx - Underpass
24. - (23) (10) New Musik - Living By Numbers
25. - (24) (9) Selecter - Three Minute Hero
26. - (17) (5) Gyllene Tider - Himmel No. 7
27. - (19) (10) The Buggles - The Plastic Age
28. - (-) (NE) Graduate - Elvis Should Play Ska
29. - (-) (NE) The Pretenders - Talk Of The Town
30. - (26) (5) XTC - Wait Til Your Boat Goes Down
31. - (27) (7) Fern Kinney - Together We Are Beautiful
32. - (28) (8) Michael Jackson - Rock With You
33. - (25) (9) Bauhaus - Dark Entries
34. - (30) (5) U2 - Another Day
35. - (31) (5) David Bowie - Alabama Song
36. - (-) (NE) The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
37. - (32) (7) Donna Summer - On The Radio
38. - (35) (6) The Beat - Hands Off She's Mine
39. - (36) (6) The Police - So Lonely
40. - (29) (6) Talking Heads - I Zimbra

Seven new entries including the debut release from the Thompson Twins and a pre-Tears For Fears Graduate.
 
^Yes it's early in the week for you, probably best as its Easter…..

This is why I need the retrochart in my life. I had no idea Thompson Twins were releasing this early and I'd never even heard of Graduate!

Blame the flu. Laying here with nothing to do does wonders for all those little online jobs that need taking care of.

I always find the jump between Graduate and Tears For Fears amazing considering they turn from a Mod revival group to full on Synthpop in a matter of months.
 
I am so looking forward to the day I can join in – 11 1/2 years and counting!

You can join in now! From what I gather we are roughly the same age and started our personal charts roughly the same time. Does the early 80s not interest you enough even for a top 10?

Not criticising, I just think the more I have explored music prior to "my era" the more I have appreciated it (and appreciated my own era in better context).

I think my next step will be to really get into the 70s, which I've always found more difficult even than the 60s.
 
I think my next step will be to really get into the 70s, which I've always found more difficult even than the 60s.

Strangely, I have always had this same problem. I was around for most of the 70s too, but even now I just can't really get into any of it (beyond the West Coast FM Radio.genre). If an act has a huge back catalogue spanning th 60s through to the 90s or beyond, you can almost guarantee their 70s stuff will be my least favourite.
 
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