PJOPS Retrochart w/e 07/02/81

Who will be this week's number one?

  • Rapture

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fade To Grey

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Woman

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I Surrender

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    5
  • Poll closed .
To @phoenix123 - would it be okay if I posted my charts as a .jpeg image, as I did in my own Chart Archive thread? ie like this...


(but with two pics, one for 1-20, and the other for 21-40).

It'll save me doubling up on formatting these 1981 charts again.
 
Before I post the HMV Retrochart - some makers and shakers - are they in your Retrochart?:

Number 50 - new entry for a band who have released their second single from their current album called "Remain in light" - we welcome back Talking Heads with "Once in a lifetime" that comes with a very striking video!:

 
Number 44 - new entry for a band who are having major problems with their record label "Arista" at the moment - let's hope they don't split up as has been rumoured!:

Simple Minds - Celebrate:
 
Mine? That's how No.1 and Record Mirror used to do it. Or you mean yours?

I've always thought that this was the standard format:

TW LW PK WKS

Looking at the UK/US/CAN etc official charts they seem to be universally:

TW LW WKS

Including Record Mirror.

Personally I can't bear having peak position missed out so I've always had the fourth column and it always comes in front of WKS I'm not sure why other than that's how it's displayed in the Guinness books (and also official UK charts website now). I've never seen peak position displayed after weeks charted officially?
 
I've always thought that this was the standard format:

TW LW PK WKS

Looking at the UK/US/CAN etc official charts they seem to be universally:

TW LW WKS

Including Record Mirror.

Personally I can't bear having peak position missed out so I've always had the fourth column and it always comes in front of WKS I'm not sure why other than that's how it's displayed in the Guinness books (and also official UK charts website now). I've never seen peak position displayed after weeks charted officially?

Oh! For me, it's the opposite, seeing the PK before any WKS column feels wrong. Probably because of how I first digested the charts.
 
HMV Retrochart:
W/e 7th Feb 1981
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 2 4 1 VIENNA Ultravox 3

2 3 3 2 RAPTURE Blondie 5
3 4 4 3 IN THE AIR TONIGHT Phil Collins 2
4 1 3 1 WOMAN John Lennon 1
5 7 5 5 FADE TO GREY Visage 8
6 8 4 6 ROMEO AND JULIET Dire Straits 11
7 5 10 2 ANTMUSIC Adam and the Ants 6
8 16 3 8 THE RETURN OF THE LOS PALMAS SEVEN Madness 14
9 6 7 1 IMAGINE John Lennon 4
10 9 4 9 GANGSTERS OF THE GROOVE Heatwave 20
11 19 3 11 THE FREEZE Spandau Ballet 17
12 11 5 11 DON'T STOP THE MUSIC Yarbrough & Peoples 7
13 10 9 4 TOO NICE TO TALK TO The Beat 23
14 30 2 14 I SURRENDER Rainbow 12
15 25 4 15 TWLIGHT CAFÉ Susan Fassbender 21
16 33 3 16 SGT ROCK (IS GOING TO HELP ME) XTC 28
17 15 5 9 I AM THE BEAT The Look 10
18 13 5 11 SCARY MONSTERS David Bowie 29
19 37 2 19 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD The Police N/A
20 23 4 20 THE BED'S TOO BIG WITHOUT YOU Sheila Hylton 38
21 24 4 21 WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE Steve Winwood 55
22 14 7 6 YOUNG PARISIANS Adam and the Ants 9
23 31 3 23 A LITTLE IN LOVE Cliff Richard 15
24 21 12 7 WHIP IT Devo N/A
25 38 2 25 METHODS OF DANCE Japan N/A
26 12 9 3 DO NOTHING The Specials 18
27 36 3 27 HITSVILLE UK The Clash 57
28 18 10 4 FLASH Queen 24
29 17 9 2 DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA The Police N/A
30 48 2 30 I'M IN LOVE WITH A GERMAN FILM STAR The Passions 34
31 45 2 31 REWARD The Teardrop Explodes 43
32 40 3 32 CARTROUBLE Adam and the Ants 40
33 41 2 33 (DO THE) HUCKLEBUCK Coast to Coast 44
34 34 4 34 HANG TOGETHER Odyssey 36
35 43 2 35 DANCING WITH MYSELF Generation X 60
36 26 5 26 THE ROBOTS DANCE Classix Nouveaux N/A
37 NEW 1 37 HOT LOVE Kelly Marie 73
38 32 4 32 I SHOT THE SHERIFF Light of the world 50
39 20 5 20 I AIN'T GONNA STAND FOR IT Stevie Wonder 13
40 47 2 40 ZEROX Adam and the Ants 45
41 NEW 1 41 WE'LL BRING THE HOUSE DOWN Slade 31
42 22 9 14 DIRTY MIND Prince N/A
43 NEW 1 43 THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT The Jam 47
44 NEW 1 44 CELEBRATE Simple Minds N/A
45 NEW 1 45 SOUTHERN FREEEZ The Freeez 54
46 29 12 7 LOOKING FOR CLUES Robert Palmer N/A
47 NEW 1 47 ROCK THIS TOWN Stray Cats 35
48 NEW 1 48 SOMEBODY (HELP ME OUT) Beggar and Co. 65
49 28 14 1 (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER John Lennon 56
50 NEW 1 50 ONCE IN A LIFETIME Talking Heads 63

Congratulations to Ultravox who are the new number one this week, finally ending the John Lennon reign at the top for the last seven weeks:


John Lennon’s “Woman” climbs to the summit on the UK mainstream chart this week however, on the HMV Retrochart he tumbles to number four giving up the crown for Ultravox’s “Vienna” – which is the first non-John Lennon number one since Abba’s “Super Trouper” at the start of December 1980. Blondie climb one place to number two with “Rapture” but they are miles away from catching Ultravox at the top. Phil Collins, Visage, Dire Straits and Madness are all also climbing inside the top ten this week inside. Heading southwards are Adam and the Ants with one of four singles in the HMV Retrochart “Antmusic”, John Lennon’s second single in the top ten “Imagine” also slides to number nine this week and surprisingly Heatwave’s “Gangsters of the groove” drops one place to number ten.
This week’s highest new entry comes from Kelly Marie and “Hot love” at number 37 – can she gain her second number one?
The longest runner on the HMV Retrochart with 14 weeks is John Lennon’s “(Just like) Startin’ over” which falls 21 places to number 49.

Next week could see new entries from The Pretenders, Gillian, Barry Manilow, Rah Band, Toyah, The Selecter and Sheena Easton – stay tuned!
 
1981 - The HMV Stats:

The Number Ones...so far:
W/E Artist Title

03-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
10-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
17-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
24-Jan-81 John Lennon Woman
31-Jan-81 John Lennon Woman
07-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna

The Number Twos...so far:
Artist Title Peak

Adam and the Ants Antmusic 3 weeks in Jan
Blondie Rapture 1 week in Feb - still climbing
 
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