PJOPS Retrochart w/e 07/03/81

The irony with Kimmy, for me, is her timing was always off. It's not until I looked back that I fully appreciated how drop-dead gorgeous she was back in the 80s. I first properly fancied her when she did the gardening thing, haha.

1981 - me too young to really think that way, and she wasn't cutesy like Clare Grogan.
1984 - not the petite, dark pixie look I was into for some reason.
1986 - too much like Kim Basinger and not Molly Ringwald or Ally Sheedy.
1988 - still not American enough.
1992 - not Belinda Carlisle.

Now, of course, I'd say she was the best of them all.
 
EG's WEEKLY TOP 40 RETROCHART: Mar 7th 1981
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EG's Chartdust: Vienna stays at #1 for yet another week, but the challengers are literally queueing up behind it, with everyone from #2 to #6 in possible contention.

Highest debut is from that Wilde woman, just ahead of Toyah and Shaky. Michael Jackson takes a break from his solo career to join up again with his brothers on a potential biggie. The Who are into their third decade of hit-making, and You Better You Bet follows Pete Townshend's solo hits from last year into the EG Retrochart Top 40.
 
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@Hairycub1969 Retrochart Top Ten w/e 07/03/81


TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
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01 08 01 VIENNA Ultravox 2 FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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06 05 02 ONCE IN A LIFETIME Talking Heads 14
03
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03 03 03 JEALOUS GUY Roxy Music 3
04
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02 04 02 MESSAGE OF LOVE The Pretenders 19
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15 03 05 KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER Adam and the Ants 6
06
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05 06 05 I'M IN LOVE WITH A GERMAN FILM STAR The Passions 30
07
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04 06 04 I SURRENDER Rainbow 4
08
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08 05 08 SOUTHERN FREEEZ The Freeez 8
09
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13 06 09 REWARD The Teardrop Explodes 25
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17 03 10 PLEASE DON'T TOUCH Motorhead/Girlschool 5
 
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@Hairycub1969 Retrochart w/e 07/03/81
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK

11 23 4 11 IT'S A MYSTERY Toyah 16
12 7 8 3 IN THE AIR TONIGHT Phil Collins 21
13 14 6 13 (DO THE) HUCKLEBUCK Coast to Coast 7
14 18 5 14 CELEBRATE Simple Minds N/A
15 30 3 15 KIDS IN AMERICA Kim Wilde 18
16 19 5 16 THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT The Jam 22
17 12 5 12 HOT LOVE Kelly Marie 24
18 20 5 18 SOMEBODY (HELP ME OUT) Beggar and Co. 15
19 10 6 8 VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD The Police N/A
20 22 3 20 UNDERWATER Harry Thumann 41
21 9 7 6 THE RETURN OF THE LOS PALMAS SEVEN Madness 10
22 29 3 22 STAR Kiki Dee 27
23 16 9 4 FADE TO GREY Visage 26
24 28 4 24 CELEBRATE THE BULLET The Selecter N/A
25 11 7 2 RAPTURE Blondie 36
26 NEW 1 26 I MISSED AGAIN Phil Collins 45
27 35 2 27 HEAD Prince N/A
28 27 7 1 WOMAN John Lennon 11
29 24 8 6 ROMEO AND JULIET Dire Straits 17
30 26 6 26 ZEROX Adam and the Ants 62
31 31 7 11 SGT ROCK (IS GOING TO HELP ME) XTC 23
32 40 2 32 SOMETHING 'BOUT YOU BABY I LIKE Status Quo 9
33 42 3 33 PLANET EARTH Duran Duran 47
34 21 8 8 TWLIGHT CAFÉ Susan Fassbender 66
35 44 2 35 MEGATRON MAN Patrick Cowley N/A
36 45 2 45 CAN YOU FEEL IT The Jacksons 34
37 49 2 37 EINSTEIN A GO GO Landscape 56
38 33 6 18 METHODS OF DANCE Japan N/A
39 32 8 9 GANGSTERS OF THE GROOVE Heatwave 59
40 47 2 40 GUILTY Classix Nouveaux 61
41 NEW 1 41 INTUITION Linx 65
42 48 2 42 BOYS AND GIRLS The Human League 48
43 37 11 1 IMAGINE John Lennon 32
44 38 4 38 TAKE MY TIME Sheena Easton 68
45 25 5 25 ROCK THIS TOWN Stray Cats 12
46 NEW 1 46 JONES VS JONES Kool and the Gang 31
47 34 14 2 ANTMUSIC Adam and the Ants 28
48 NEW 1 48 LIVING IN THE UK Shakatak 74
49 NEW 1 49 WALKING ON THIN ICE Yoko Ono 37
50 36 7 11 THE FREEZE Spandau Ballet 33
 
The Cubster and I are having our own private competition to see who keeps Vienna at #1 the longest! Plus we share 7 of the same singles in our top 10 this week, I think.
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Singles Top Ten w/e 07/03/81


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04 01 06 I Surrender / Rainbow 32,500
NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 07 Rapture / Blondie
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32,500
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02 02 08 Vienna / Ultravox 25,000
04
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07 04 11 Looking Up / Donna Summer 22,500
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08 05 06 Reward / Teardrop Explodes 22,000
06
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09 06 07 Precious To Me / Phil Seymour 21,000
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10 07 06 Ain't Even Done With The Night / John Cougar Mellencamp 20,000

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05 05 12 Full Of Fire / Shalamar 20,000
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03 01 08 In The Air Tonight / Phil Collins
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20,000
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06 06 05 That's Entertainment / The Jam 18,000
 
11 14 11 12 Who Do You Think You're Fooling / Donna Summer
12 28 12 03 Kids In America / Kim Wilde
13 18 13 03 Jealous Guy / Roxy Music
14 20 14 05 Southern Freeez / Freeez
15 16 15 05 Fade Away / Bruce Springsteen

16 11 04 15 State Of The Heart / Mondo Rock
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17 13 10 15 It's My Turn / Diana Ross
18 12 05 12 I Need Your Lovin / Teena Marie
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19 29 19 03 Planet Earth / Duran Duran
20 19 19 08 While You See A Chance / Steve Winwood
21 15 09 13 A Little In Love / Cliff Richard
22 27 22 06 Please Don't Ask Me / John Farnham
23 26 23 07 Turn Me Loose / Loverboy
24 25 24 07 Hearts On Fire / Randy Meisner

25 17 01 17 Kiss On My List / Hall & Oates
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26 23 16 09 Set Me Free / The Three Degrees
27 38 27 05 It's A Love Thing / The Whispers
28 30 27 07 The Freeze / Spandau Ballet

29 21 07 16 He Can't Love You / Michael Stanley Band
30 36 30 05 Once In A Lifetime / Talking Heads
31 22 02 15 Cold Love / Donna Summer
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32 37 32 04 Take My Time / Sheena Easton
33 39 33 04 Message Of Love / The Pretenders
34 44 34 05 One Step Ahead / Split Enz

35 32 07 15 9 To 5 / Dolly Parton
36 24 10 07 Woman / John Lennon
37 46 37 05 Walls / Flowers
38 60 38 03 Star / Kiki Dee

39 35 01 14 Flash / Queen
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40 61 40 04 How Bout Us / Champaign
41 31 17 11 Don't Stop The Music / Yarborough & People
42 33 18 12 Fade To Grey / Visage
43 47 43 06 Just When I Needed You Most / Barbara Jones
44 34 33 08 Treat Me Right / Pat Benatar
45 48 45 08 The Bed's Too Big Without You / Sheila Hylton
46 56 46 04 Just The Two Of Us / Grover Washington Jr

47 40 39 07 I Am The Beat / The Look
48 42 22 14 Games People Play / The Alan Parsons Project
49 43 09 14 Antmusic / Adam & The Ants
50 54 50 06 Fly Away / Peter Allen
51 62 51 04 Being With You / Smokey Robinson
52 55 52 06 Don't You Know What Love Is / Touch
53 70 53 02 Can You Handle It / Sharon Redd
54 79 54 02 This Ole House / Shakin Stevens
HIGHEST CLIMBER
55 52 52 07 Per Elisa / Alice

56 41 35 12 Innocence / Harlequin
57 66 57 04 It's A Mystery / Toyah
58 57 57 07 Too Tight / Con Funk Shun
59 --- 59 01 You Better You Bet / The Who HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
60 64 60 04 Somebody Help Me Out / Beggar & Co.
61 63 61 05 What's On Your Mind / George Benson
62 65 62 03 Shaddap You Face / Joe Dolce

63 45 33 09 Dirty Mind / Prince
64 50 26 11 Burn Rubber On Me / The Gap Band
65 49 31 07 Hitsville UK / The Clash
66 --- 66 01 Lately / Stevie Wonder
67 71 59 16 Kings Of The Wild Frontier / Adam & The Ants

68 59 17 13 Too Nice To Talk To / The Beat
69 73 69 04 Tunnel Of Love / Dire Straits
70 67 32 11 Rabbit / Chas & Dave
71 85 71 03 Yeterday Once More / Nothing Remains The Same / The Spinners
72 51 20 12 Back In Black / AC/DC
73 72 02 15 Can You Feel It / Jacksons
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74 53 21 15 Ain't Gonna Stand For It / Stevie Wonder
75 68 04 14 On The Inside / Lynne Hamilton
76 94 76 02 Guilty / Classix Nouveau
77 --- 77 01 I Missed Again / Phil Collins

78 69 32 12 Gangsters Of The Groove / Heatwave
79 58 47 07 Never Gonna Give You Up / Patrice Rushen
80 80 75 07 Skateaway / Romeo & Juliet / Dire Straits
81 93 81 02 Einstein A Go-Go / Landscape

82 74 01 18 Hungry Heart / Bruce Springsteen
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83 75 01 17 Super Trouper / ABBA
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84 136 84 01 All American Girls / Sister Sledge
85 81 06 19 Love Sensation / Loleatta Holloway
86 78 11 14 Who's Gonna Rock You Now / Nolans
87 76 24 15 Need Your Lovin Tonight / Queen
88 77 05 11 Imagine / John Lennon
89 83 04 24 When I Dream / Teardrop Explodes
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90 84 08 19 Wait For Me / Hall & Oates
91 --- 91 01 The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) / Journey
92 115 92 01 Jones vs Jones / Kool & The Gang

93 95 93 03 Twilight Café / Susan Fassbender

94 92 03 18 The Tide Is High / Blondie
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95 82 16 14 Keep On Lovin You / REO Speedwagon
96 87 40 16 Easy Love / Dionne Warwick
97 102 97 01 Fantastic Voyage / Lakeside
98 86 08 16 Embarrassment / Madness
99 88 16 19 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da / The Police
100 114 100 01 Stars On 45 Medley / Starsound
 
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@phoenix123 NUMBER ONES
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05/01/80 3 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
26/01/80 1 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
02/02/80 3 Rock With You Michael Jackson
23/02/80 2 Save Me Queen
08/03/80 3 Atomic Blondie
29/03/80 2 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
12/04/80 1 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
19/04/80 1 Turn It On Again Genesis
26/04/80 1 You May Be Right Billy Joel
03/05/80 2 Call Me Blondie
17/05/80 2 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
31/05/80 1 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
07/06/80 2 The Rose Bette Midler
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21/06/80 2 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
05/07/80 3 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
26/07/80 1 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers
02/08/80 2 Upside Down Diana Ross
16/08/80 3 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
06/09/80 4 Fame Irene Cara LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
04/10/80 2 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
18/10/80 1 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford
25/10/80 2 Three Little Birds Bob Marley & The Wailers
08/11/80 1 Enola Gay OMD
15/11/80 1 Celebration Kool & The Gang
22/11/80 3 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
13/12/80 3 Super Trouper ABBA
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CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE

03/01/81 1 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) John Lennon
10/01/81 2 Flash Queen
24/01/81 2 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
07/02/81 3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
28/02/81 1 Rapture Blondie
07/03/81 1 I Surrender Rainbow

ARTISTS WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:
3 Michael Jackson
3 Queen
3 Blondie
2 ABBA
2 Billy Joel
2 Bob Marley & The Wailers
2 Phil Collins / Genesis


MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE:
7 Michael Jackson
6 ABBA
6 Queen
6 Blondie
4 Irene Cara
4 Phil Collins / Genesis

LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONES:
4 Fame Irene Cara
3 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
3 Rock With You Michael Jackson

3
Atomic Blondie
3
Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
3
The Winner Takes It All ABBA

3 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
3 Super Trouper ABBA
3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
 
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Since You Been Gone is my favourite but this also holds strong memories.

I've now had most of the main artists I was exposed to (as opposed to actively listened to) when I was very young top my chart:

Billy Joel
Phil Collins
Bruce Springsteen
Rainbow
Blondie

Apparently I was very into Dollar aswell but it seems it was either so brief or I was so young that even by the time I was getting into music myself in 83/84 when I was 4/5yrs old I had already forgotten them and unlike the others I didn't continue listening to them as I got older. Plus I don't think they've released much in 1980-81 yet?
 
Apparently I was very into Dollar aswell but it seems it was either so brief or I was so young that even by the time I was getting into music myself in 83/84 when I was 4/5yrs old I had already forgotten them and unlike the others I didn't continue listening to them as I got older. Plus I don't think they've released much in 1980-81 yet?

No, 1982 was their annus mirabilis...

My favourite Rainbow singles were Since You've Been Gone and All Night Long. I Surrender is excellent AOR, but early 1981 proved just too strong for it to do better than #18 for me.
 
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