PJOPS Retrochart w/e 07/03/81

THE 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 7 March 1981 and can include songs released up to 28 February 1981 only.

- Your deadline is MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 2 March.

- You can now chart ANY SONG RELEASED IN 1980.

- 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 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 07/03/81


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01 01 08 Vienna Ultravox
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FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 05 Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
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07 03 06 Reward Teardrop Explodes

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03 01 07 Woman John Lennon
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08 05 03 Jealous Guy Roxy Music

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06 06 05 That's Entertainment The Jam
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09 07 04 Message Of Love The Pretenders
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22 08 03 Kids In America Kim Wilde

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04 02 07 Rapture Blondie
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05 01 08 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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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 Takes It All ABBA 574
09/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 591
16/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 543
23/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 492
30/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 489
06/09/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 580 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - SIX WEEKS
13/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 593
20/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 544
27/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 496
04/10/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 486
11/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 481
18/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 480
25/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 468
01/11/80 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand 452
08/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 451
15/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 470
22/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 478
29/11/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 488
06/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 446
13/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 436
20/12/80 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 433
27/12/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 474
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CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE


1981
03/01/81 Celebration Kool & The Gang 387
10/01/81 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 403
17/01/81 Flash Queen 390
24/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 443
31/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 422.5
07/02/81 Woman John Lennon 422
14/02/81 Vienna Ultravox
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21/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 449
28/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 451
07/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 438

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This week's #1s


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@cityofdoomsday The Winner Takes It All ABBA (6th week)
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@Eric Generic Vienna Ultravox (4th week)
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@Hairycub1969 Vienna Ultravox (5th week)
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@Ironheade That's Entertainment The Jam (1st week)
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@phoenix123 I Surrender Rainbow (1st week)
 
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Week 10

Global chart Top 10 w/e 07/03/81


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01 01 06 Woman John Lennon SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 16 Just Like Starting Over John Lennon
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05 03 04 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
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08 04 04 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
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04 03 07 Celebration Kool & The Gang
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03 02 14 The Tide Is High Blondie
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06 04 12 Passion Rod Stewart

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08 01 The Best Of Times Styx

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10 09 02 Rapture Blondie
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Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 07/03/81

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01 01 18 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 01 15 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
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03 03 08 Woman John Lennon

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05 04 15 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
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06 05 07 The Best Of Times Styx
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04 01 20 Celebration Kool & The Gang
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11 07 07 Crying Don McClean
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08 08 14 Giving It Up For Your Love Delbert McClinton
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10 09 16 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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14 10 06 Hello Again Neil Diamond

Chart News
17 25 17 07 Kiss On My List Hal & Oates

27 34 27 04 Morning Train Sheena Easton
34 41 34 04 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr
36 54 36 03 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
47 63 47 02 I Can't Stand It Eric Clapton & His Band
55 68 55 04 Being With You Smokey Robinson


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New Entries

#77 Sweetheart Frankie & The Knockouts
#81 Running Scared The Fools
#83 Sukiyaki A Taste Of Honey
#86 A Woman Needs Love Too Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio
#87 Walking On Thin Ice Yoko Ono
#88 I Have The Skill Sherbs
#89 Let Me Go The Rings

#92 The Rambler Molly Hatchet

US Charts
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Billboard Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart Keep On Lovin' You REO Speedwagon NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary 9 To 5 Dolly Parton SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Rapture / The Tide Is High Blondie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & Peoples SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 07/03/81

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Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce 138,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 08 Vienna Ultravox 89,000

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06 03 03 Jealous Guy Roxy Music 86,000
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03 03 06 I Surrender Rainbow 73,000
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05 05 03 St Valentine's Day Massacre Motorhead 63,000
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17 06 08 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants 62,000

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08 07 06 Do The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast 58,000
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09 08 05 Southern Freeez Freeez 55,000

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19 09 02 Something Bout You Baby Status Quo 51,000
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The Return Of The Los Palmas 7 Madness 43,000
Well it turned into another week of Joe Dolce Vs Ultravox, and another week where "Shaddap You Face" triumphs, sales of 138,000 are down 10% indicating that perhaps public appetite for the novelty hit is starting to wain, meanwhile "Vienna" loses sales faster dropping 14% to 89,000, both tracks are now over the half million mark with the Ultravox track ahead by just 53,000 copies now cumulatively.

In just 6 months Adam & The Ants have now scored four top 10 singles, the latest being the title track from their album "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" which is back up to No 2 on the album charts this week behind Phil Collins. It was originally released last year and peaked at No 48 but now spurts 17-6 (62,000) and should give them a third top 5 hit from the album next week.

Recording a 13th top 10 hit Status quo now have a chart career dating 13 years, latest release "Something Bout You Baby I Like" a cover of a song written by Richard Supa which has only previously been a hit in the UK for Tom Jones when it reached No 36 in 1974 making the Quo's version far and away the biggest version as it climbs 19-9 (51,000) this week. It's the first release from their 14th (!) studio album "Never Too Late" due in 3 weeks time.

Ultravox should have competition next week from Roxy Music whose cover of "Jealous Guy" rises 6-3 (86,000) and is only their third single to climb as high, "Love Is The Drug" and "Dance Away" both peaking at No 2. Also climbing are Coast to Coast 8-7 (58,000), Freeez (9-8 (55,000) whilst Motorhead and Girlschool hold at No 5 despite a 17% increase, dropping this week are Rainbow 3-4 (73,000) and Madness 7-10 (43,000)
Chart News

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Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
15 22 15 05 Somebody Help Me Out Beggar & Co
16 26 16 04 Four From Toyah Toyah

18 43 18 03 Kids In America Kim Wilde
24 31 24 04 Hot Love Kelly Marie
27 40 27 03 Star Kiki Dee

29 64 29 02 This Ole House Shakin Stevens HIGHEST CLIMBER
34 57 34 02 Can You Feel It Jacksons
43 60 43 02 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
49 66 49 02 Don't Stop K.I.D.
51 72 51 02 All American Girls Sister Sledge
56 70 56 02 Einstein A Go-Go Landscape


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New Entries

#35 You Better You Bet The Who

#45 I Missed Again Phil Collins
#57 Lately Stevie Wonder
#65 Intuition Linx
#69 John I'm Only Dancing / Big Green Car Polecats
#72 Fan Dabi Dozi Krankies
#74 Living In The UK Shakatak
#75 Bon Bon Vie Monk

UK Charts
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NME Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce Music Theatre SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

UK Official Indie Chart Nagasaki Nightmare Crass NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Face Value Phil Collins THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE



 
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World Charts w/e 07/03/81
The Best Of Times Styx NEW NUMBER ONE
Counting The Beat The Swingers NEW NUMBER ONE
Woman John Lennon NEW NUMBER ONE
Just Like Starting Over John Lennon FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Woman In Love Babra Streisand FIFTH MONTH AT NUMBER ONE
Nar Vi Tva Blir En Gyllen Tider THIRTEENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Reality Richard Sanderson SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Fade To Grey Visage NEW NUMBER ONE
Stars on 45 Medley Stars on 45 THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Woman In Love Barbra Streisand SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
What's In A Kiss Gilbert O'Sullivan THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Life Is For Living Barclay James Harvest NEW NUMBER ONE
Cherry Blossom Seiko Matsuda FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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Woman John Lennon (w/e 29/02/81)
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Shine Up Doris D & Pins (w/e 20/02/81)
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Can You Feel It Jacksons SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE (w/e 28/02/81)

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Felicidad Boney M (w/e 04/02/81)
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Upside Down Diana Ross
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#. Artist - Song - (weeks) last week
1. Abba - Winner Takes It All (16) 1
2. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play (14) 2
3. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break (15) 3
4. Ronnie Milsap - Smokey Mountain Rain (15) 4
5. Kool & the Gang - Celebration (17) 5
6. Pat Benetar - Treat Me Right (8) 8
7. Pendulum - Gypsy Spirit (21) 6
8. Donnie Iris - Ah Leah! (11) 11
9. Outlaws - Riders In The Sky (8) 14
10. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (5) 22
11. Phil Seymour - Precios To Me (7) 19
12. Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (19) 9
13. Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night (14) 15
14. Dan Fogelberg - Same old Lang Syne (13) 7
15. Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (13) 8
16. Gap Band - Burn Rubber (13) 27
17. Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music In The Streets (12) 17
18. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (13) 20
19. Ottawan - DISCO (16) 10
20. Don McLean - Crying (7) 25
21. Marvin Hamlisch - Ordinary people Theme (11) 12
22. Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love (16) 16
23. Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (15) 13
24. John Lennon - Woman (7) 29
25. REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You (8) 31
26. Leo Sayer - Living In A Fantasy (6) 33
27. Randy Meisner - Hearts On Fire (7) 36
28. Night - Love On The Airwaves (15) 28
29. Fantasy - You're too Late (13) 23
30. Tierra - Together (13) 26
31. Cliff Richard - A Little In Love (6) 32
32. Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (3) 45
33. Three Degrees - Set Me Free (11) 24
34. Earth, Wind, & Fire - And Love Goes On (5) 37
35. Sheena Easton - Morning Train (3) 52
36. Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (17) 34
37. Azoto - Anytime Or Place (15) 35
38. Jim Stafford - Cow Patti (2) 47
39. Firefall - Staying With It (6) 41
40. Rupert Holmes - Blackjack (3) 46
41. Whispers - It's A Love Thing (4) 44
42. Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (6) 43
43. Con Funk Shun - Too Tight (7) 42
44. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (18) 21
45. John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night (5) 50
46. April Wine - Just Between You & Me (3) 51
47. Dickey Lee - Lost In Love (12) 30
48. Baby 0 - Your Eyes (19) 40
49. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (5) 53
50. Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (2) 64
51. Boz Scaggs - Miss Sun (15) 38
52. Neil Diamond - Hello Again (4) 55
53. Diana Ross - It's My Turn (17) 39
54. Donna Summer - Who Do You Think You're Foolin' (2) 61
55. Sister Sledge - All American Girls (3) 57
56. Terri Gibbs - Somebody's Knockin' (3) 69
57. Champaign - How Bout' Us (3) 66
58. Juice Newton - Angel of The Morning (3) 70
59. Spinners - Yesterday Once More (3) 65
60. Ultravox - Vienna (2) 75
61. XTC - Generals & Majors (3) 62
62. Crazy Joe - Eugene (3) 63
63. Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (2) 76
64. Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It (3) 67
65. Badfinger - Hold On (3) 72
66. Styx - Best Of Times (3) 68
67. Vivien Vee - Remember (8) 73
68. Charles Fox - Seasons (14) 48
69. Harlo - Take Off (17) 54
70. Queen - Flash's Theme (7) 56
71. Kano - It's A War (19) 59
72. Shalamar - Full Of Fire (12) 58
73. Blondie - Tide Is High (17) 49
74. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (1) <new
75. Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind (28) 71
76. Jerry Knight - Perfect Fit (3) 78
77. Touch - Don't You Know What Love Is (3) 79
78. Norman Connors - Melancholy Fire (3) 81
79. Suzi Quatro - Lipstick (4) 80
80. Joe Cheney Band - Proud (2) 83
81. Twennynine f/Lenny White - Fancy Dancer (2) 88
82. Convertion - Lets Do It (2) 87
83. Harry Thumann - Underwater (27) 74
84. Passengers - Hot Leather (17) 77
85. Air Supply - Every Woman In The World (15) 82
86. Glen Campbell - I Don't Even Know Your Name (6) 84
87. Whitesnake - Ain't No Love In The Heart.. (3) 91
88. Carol Douglas - My Simple Heart (1) <new
89. Rovers - Wasn't that A Party (1) <new
90. Joan Jett - You Don't Own Me (2) 95
91. Hazel O'Connor - Will You (25) 86
92. Jam - That's Entertainment (1) <new
93. Jackie English - Once A Night (12) 85
94. Simple Minds - I Travel (3) 94
95. Pattie Keith - Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You (8) 90
96. Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say (21) 89
97. Kenny Rogers - Lady (23) 92
98. Blondie - Rapture (1) <new
99. Olivia Newton John & ELO - Xanadu (31) 96
100. Devo - Whip It (28) 98
For the sixth week in a row "The Winner Takes It All" by Abba is #1
 
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Sheena Easton has her first top 40 hits on the City of Doomsday chart with Morning Train up 17 to #35, Sheena for some reason looks older in 1981 than in 1991 when she was strutting around singing What Comes Naturally.
 
1. (2) That's Entertainment - The Jam
2. (1) Vienna - Ultravox
3. (7) Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
4. (3) Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads
5. (4) Reward - The Teardrop Explodes
6. (11) Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam and the Ants
7. (5) Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) - XTC
8. (6) St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP - Motorhead/Girlschool
9. (12) Kids in America - Kim Wilde
10. (9) Message of Love - The Pretenders

11. (8) Woman - John Lennon
12. (19) Planet Earth - Duran Duran
13. (10) Rapture - Blondie
14. (18) Boys and Girls - The Human League
15. (23) Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
16. (NEW) You Better You Bet - The Who
17. (15) Antmusic - Adam and the Ants
18. (22) Four from Toyah EP - Toyah
19. (13) In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
20. (14) I Surrender - Rainbow

21. (16) The Return of the Los Palmas 7 - Madness
22. (17) We'll Bring the House Down - Slade
23. (20) 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
24. (21) Rock This Town - The Stray Cats
25. (NEW) Lately - Stevie Wonder
26. (24) Fade To Grey - Visage
27. (26) The Freeze - Spandau Ballet
28. (NEW) I Missed Again - Phil Collins
29. (25) Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
30. (27) Young Parisians - Adam and the Ants

31. (34) I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
32. (32) Jones vs. Jones - Kool and the Gang
33. (29) Cartrouble - Adam and the Ants
34. (30) Burn Rubber On Me - The Gap Band
35. (28) Sailing - Christopher Cross
36. (31) Don't Go - Judas Priest
37. (40) All American Girls - Sister Sledge
38. (33) Mutually Assured Destruction - Gillan
39. (36) The Elephant's Graveyard (Guilty) - The Boomtown Rats
40. (39) Zerox - Adam and the Ants

Slow week for new entries this week (and a new number 1!) as the early-year splurge cools off, but there's a few potential challengers for the top 10 lurking in the bottom 20... leather and safety pins out, frilly shirts and eyeliner in, it seems.
 
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