PJOPS Retrochart w/e 13/12/80

HMV Number Two peaks of 1980…so far:

Artist Title Peak

Michael Jackson Rock with you 3 weeks in Feb
Peter Gabriel Games without frontiers 2 weeks in Mar
Fern Kinney Together we're beautiful 2 weeks in Mar
The Pretenders Talk of the town 2 weeks in Apr
Paul McCartney Comin' up 2 weeks in May
Hot Chocolate No doubt about it 1 week in May
Lipps Inc Funky Town 1 week in Jun
The Specials Rat Race 1 week in Jun
The Korgis Everybody's gotta learn sometime 2 weeks in Jun
Odyssey Use it up, wear it out 3 weeks in Jul
Change A lover's holiday 1 week in Aug
Diana Ross Upside down 2 weeks in Aug
Billy Joel It's still Rock 'n' Roll to me 1 week in Sep
Queen Another one bites the dust 4 weeks in Sep/Oct
Air Supply All out of love 2 weeks in Nov
The Boomtown Rats Banana republic 1 week in Dec
John Lennon (Just like) Startin' over Still climbing in Dec
 
By request of our gracious host, I'm now including the previous week's positions.

1. (12) (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
2. (5) To Cut a Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet
3. (4) I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
4. (3) Embarrassment - Madness
5. (10) Flash - Queen
6. (NEW) De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - The Police
7. (1) Whip It - Devo
8. (2) Ace of Spades - Motorhead
9. (17) Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
10. (11) Israel - Siouxsie and the Banshees

11. (6) Celebration - Kool and the Gang
12. (21) Antmusic - Adam and the Ants
13. (7) Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
14. (8) Super Trouper - ABBA
15. (19) Banana Republic - The Boomtown Rats
16. (10) Fashion - David Bowie
17. (NEW) Too Nice To Talk To - The Beat
18. (14) Enola Gay - Orchestral Maneouvres in the Dark
19. (18) Looking for Clues - Robert Palmer
20. (22) Rock n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC

21. (16) The Tide is High - Blondie
22. (13) Dog Eat Dog - Adam and the Ants
23. (NEW) Do Nothing/Maggie's Farm - The Specials
24. (28) Runaway Boys - The Stray Cats
25. (27) The Call Up - The Clash
26. (15) The Same Old Scene - Roxy Music
27. (33) December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush
28. (20) Kiss On My List - Hall and Oates
29. (32) Die Young - Black Sabbath
30. (24) Don't Walk Away - Electric Light Orchestra

31. (34) Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond
32. (25) Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers - Motorhead
33. (23) Strong Arm of the Law - Saxon
34. (26) Baggy Trousers - Madness
35. (29) Do You Feel My Love - Eddy Grant
36. (NEW) Heartbreak Hotel - The Jacksons
37. (35) Your Cassette Pet - Bow Wow Wow
38. (36) What a Fool Believes - Aretha Franklin
39. (30) The Earth Dies Screaming - UB40
40. (39) Lorraine - Bad Manners

Sadly… a horrible tragedy has just struck the music world. That makes this week's #1 a particularly bittersweet one, as sales of the long-running hit "(Just Like) Starting Over" spike in tribute to the murder of John Lennon, cutting off Spandau Ballet from getting a chart-topper with their debut single. Madness and Diana Ross swap places, Queen climb up in the top 10, while four songs fall out of the top 10, their place taken by the ever-climbing Jona Lewie, proven hitmakers Siouxsie and the Banshees and a #6 debut from the Police (who hope to follow up their biggest hit yet). The rest is quite slow, but Adam and the Ants continue their ascendancy and The Beat notch a top 20 debut, while Kate Bush will likely take second place in this year's seasonal rankings.
 
Top 100 12-13-1980
# Artist - Song -Total Weeks - Last Week
1. Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (Second week at #1)
2. Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind
3. Devo - Whip It
4. Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own
5. Kenny Rogers - Lady
6. Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
7. Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O.
8. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
9. Harry Thumann - Underwater
10. Pendulum - Gypsy Spirit
11. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
12. Roger Daltry - Without Your Love
13. Kansas -Hold On
14. Hazel O' Connor - Will You
15. Marcy Levy & Robin Gibb - Help Me
16. Playback - Space Invader
17. Cameo - Keep It Hot
18. Lipps Inc. - How Long
19. Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
20. Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
21. Kano - It's A War
22. Baby O - Your Eyes
23. Blondie - Tide Is High
24. Christopher Cross - Never Be The Same
25. Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu
26. Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
27. Spider - Little Darlin'
28. Ritchie Family - All My Love
29. Kings - Switchin To Glide
30. Donna Summer - Cold Love
31. John Lennon- Starting Over
32. Heatwave - Gangsters Of The Groove
33. Harry Chapin - Sequel
34. Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance
35. Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O. - Xanadu
36. Cliff Richard - Dreaming
37. Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
38. Climax Blues Band - Gotta Have More Love
39. Diana Ross - It's my Turn
40. Change - Glow Of Love
41. Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
42. Kool & the Gang - Celebration
43. Earth, Wind, & Fire- You
44. Pat Benetar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
45. Reddings - Remote Control
46. Daryl Hall & John Oates - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
47. Donna Summer - the Wanderer
48. Barry Goudreau - Dreams
49. Rupert Holmes - Morning Man
50. Sky - Toccata
51. Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
52. Passengers - Hot Leather
53. Babys - Turn And Walk Away
54. Harlo - Take Off
55. Chic - Chip Off The Old Block
56. Cheaptrick - Stop This Game
57. Abba - Winner Takes It All
58. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break
59. Boz Scaggs - Miss Sun
60. Azoto - Anytime Or Place
61. Patrice Rushen - Look Up
62. Waylon Jennings - Theme From Dukes Of Hazzard
63. Charles Fox - Seasons
64. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin'
65. Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
66. Ronnie Milsap - Smokey Mountain Rain
67. Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
68. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play
69. Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
70. Donna Summer - Walk Away
71. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
72. Sylvia Mason - We've Gotta Dance
73. Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
74. Melissa Manchester - Without You
75. Barbara Streisand & Barry Gibb - Guilty
76. Twennynine f/Lenny White - Kid Stuff
77. Andy Gibb - Time is Time
78. Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne <new
79. Irene Cara - Fame
80. Night - Love On The Airwaves
81. Randy Meisner - Deep Inside My Heart
82. John Cougar - This Time
83. Pointer Sisters - Could I Be Dreaming
84. Melody Stewart - Action Satisfaction
85. Heart - Tell it Like It Is
86. Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
87. Tierra - Together <new
88. Spinners - I Just Want To Dance With You
89. Head East - I Surrender <new
90. Fantasy - You're Too Late <new
91. David Bowie - Fashion
92. Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It <new
93. Gap Band - Burn Rubber <new
94. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage <new
95. Frankie Valli - Heaven Above Me <new
96. Teri DeSario - All I Wanna Do <new
97. Michael Stanley Band - He Can't Love You <new
98. Boz Scaggs - Look What You've Done To Me
99. Crystal Gayle - If You Ever Change Your Mind
100. Madleen Kane - Cherchez Pas
Dropouts
Teardrop Explodes- When I Dream
John Foxx - Miles Away
Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark - Enola Gay
Sweet People - Birds Were Singing (Et Las...)
Ultravox - Passing Strangers
John Barry - Midnight Cowboy
Diana Ross - My Old Piano
the Nolans - Gotta Pull Myself Together
Cars - Don't Tell Me No
Billy Joel - Sometimes A Fantasy
 
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Number 2's of 1980 (Excluding songs that made it to #1 or fell from #1)
1-5-80 KC & the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go
1-26-80 Arabesque - Love Is Just A Game
2-2-80 Arabesque - Love Is Just A Game
2-16-80 Pat Benetar - Heartbreaker
2-23-80 Pat benetar - Heartbreaker
3-1-80 Pat Benetar - Heartbreaker
3-8-80 Pat Benetar - Heartbreaker
5-17-80 Air Supply - Lost In Love
6-7-80 Pat Benetar - We Live For Love
6-14-80 Pat Benetar - We Live For Love
6-21-80 Pat Benetar - We Live For Love
6-28-80 Pat Benetar - We Live For Love
7-19-80 Lipps inc -All Night Dancing
11-22-80 Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own
11-29-80 Devo - Whip It
 
@Ironheade I do appreciate you posting last week's position it does make compiling easier thanks!

Also should John Lennon be worried about all these rumours? He is still alive and kicking currently (chart date is 7 December for week ending 13 December 1980). Maybe he should take a day off and stay in tomorrow…..
 
@Ironheade I do appreciate you posting last week's position it does make compiling easier thanks!

Also should John Lennon be worried about all these rumours? He is still alive and kicking currently (chart date is 7 December for week ending 13 December 1980). Maybe he should take a day off and stay in tomorrow…..

I have made... a terrible mistake.

Whatever, it stays at #1 this week. (Which means it gets two weeks at the top as a tribute! I didn't originally plan that, but hey.)
 
Also should John Lennon be worried about all these rumours? He is still alive and kicking currently (chart date is 7 December for week ending 13 December 1980). Maybe he should take a day off and stay in tomorrow…..

Leonard Cohen's apparently in town. They should maybe hang out together, and stay indoors.
 
Spoilers for 1981: My charts become like quicksand in early 1981, as very few songs rise up the chart and songs end up with extended and insane chart runs. After coming off the golden years of 1978-1980,it was one of only times during the 80's that it was difficult to enjoy the U.S. charts.
 
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1 1 10 ENOLA GAY O.M.D.
2 2 4 EMBARRASSMENT Madness
3 3 6 CELEBRATION Kool & The Gang
4 13 3 KISS ON MY LIST Daryl Hall & John Oates
5 7 5 SUPER TROUPER ABBA
6 14 4 DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE Eddy Grant
7 9 4 BANANA REPUBLIC The Boomtown Rats
8 15 6 PASSION Rod Stewart
9 22 2 ANTMUSIC Adam & The Ants
10 11 4 TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT Spandau Ballet
11 17 2 FLASH Queen
12 - 1 DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA The Police
13 20 2 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie
14 5 6 THE TIDE IS HIGH Blondie
15 10 5 I'M COMING OUT Diana Ross
16 4 7 THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING / DREAM A LIE UB40
17 25 2 LOOKING FOR CLUES Robert Palmer
18 31 2 RUNAWAY BOYS Stray Cats
19 21 4 LADY Kenny Rogers
20 27 2 DECEMBER WILL BE MAGIC AGAIN Kate Bush
21 12 6 (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER John Lennon
22 6 7 FASHION David Bowie
23 28 2 ROCK'N'ROLL AIN'T NOISE POLLUTION AC/DC
24 35 2 LIES/DON'T DRIVE MY CAR Status Quo
25 8 6 SAME OLD SCENE Roxy Music
26 30 3 LOVE ON THE ROCKS Neil Diamond
27 16 7 ACE OF SPADES Motorhead
28 19 7 I COULD BE SO GOOD FOR YOU Dennis Waterman
29 37 2 HUNGRY HEART Bruce Springsteen
30 - 1 RABBIT Chas & Dave
31 18 8 DOG EAT DOG Adam & The Ants
32 - 1 ISRAEL Siouxsie & The Banshees
33 24 4 DON'T WALK AWAY E.L.O.
34 23 5 INHERIT THE WIND Wilton Felder
35 26 6 ONE MAN WOMAN Sheena Easton
36 - 1 THE CALL-UP The Clash
37 32 8 NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE Stephanie Mills
38 29 10 WOMAN IN LOVE Barbra Streisand
39 34 12 DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME The Police
40 33 7 LOVELY ONE The Jacksons

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It's a SIXTH week at the top for OMD, who continue to hold off Madness and Kool & The Gang. The knock-on effects of last week's huge intake sees massive falls for UB40, Blondie, Bowie and Roxy Music as Hall & Oates, Eddy Grant, Rod Stewart and Adam & The Ants replace them in the Top 10.

The Police, who were the last act to be at #1 before Enola Gay took up residency, could be the biggest challenger again thanks to their brand new single De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da. And that's all I want to say to you. No time to Rabbit on.
 
@phoenix123 @Ironheade @Eric Generic

OK - I tried it on and I've been rumbled!

Back at the time, the first airing of the UK Top 40 was on a Tuesday lunchtime and for this chart w/e 13th Dec 1980, it would have been on Tuesday 9th Dec (BBC Radio 1) - the morning after John Lennon was murdered - and "Just like starting over" was still climbing inside the top ten on my Retrochart anyway, so it felt right to put it up there at number two as I would have compiled my "Personal chart" on that Tuesday evening after hearing the real chart on Radio One. I would have been fully aware of the news - it did have a profound affect on this 11 year old at the time!

Interestingly it's at number 21 on @Eric Generic's Retrochart - the same position as the UK mainstream chart!
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Top Ten w/e 13/12/80

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02 01 05 Super Trouper / ABBA
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75,000 NEW NUMBER ONE

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01 01 06 Hungry Heart / Bruce Springsteen
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03 03 06 The Tide Is High / Blondie
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06 04 10 Never Be The Same / Christopher Cross 30,000
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08 05 06 If You Could Read My Mind / Viola Wills 25,000
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09 06 07 Love Sensation / Loleatta Holloway 24,500
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18 07 02 Flash / Queen 24,000

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05 05 11 Hit Me With Your Best Shot / Pat Benatar 24,000
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04 04 10 Sometimes A Fantasy / Billy Joel
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11 10 05 Kiss On My List / Hall & Oates 23,000


ABBA finally snatch the top spot this week by a whisker, ending a 3 week run by Bruce Springsteen. Hopes for the top fade for Blondie as they spend a third week at #3 and there's a stack of climbers beneath them.

The most likely challenge for the top next week looks to be from Queen who storm 18-07 in their second week. Hall & Oates return to the top ten for the first time since their #8 hit Wait For Me in the first week of the year.
 
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@phoenix123 Top 100

11 07 07 06 Same Old Scene / Roxy Music
12 16 12 03 Can You Feel It / Jacksons
13 20 13 04 Embarrassment / Madness
14 21 14 05 Do You Feel My Love / Eddy Grant
15 17 15 03 Cold Love / Donna Summer

16 14 08 07 Fashion / David Bowie
17 10 10 07 Ace Of Spades / Motorhead
18 12 04 12 When I Dream / Teardrop Explodes
19 13 01 08 Celebration / Kool & The Gang
20 28 20 05 To Cut A Long Story Short / Spandau Ballet
21 15 05 11 I'm Coming Out / Diana Ross
22 35 22 04 Looking For Clues / Robert Palmer
23 27 23 07 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da / The Police

24 19 01 11 Enola Gay / OMD
25 26 25 07 Guilty / Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
26 44 26 03 9 To 5 / Dolly Parton
27 33 27 05 Sharing The Night Together / Dr. Hook

28 24 24 08 Deep Inside My Heart / Randy Meisner
29 22 22 08 Just Keep Walking / INXS
30 23 19 08 Suddenly / Oliva Newton-John & Cliff Richard
31 56 31 02 Antmusic / Adam & The Ants
32 29 13 09 Don't Say I Told You So / The Tourists
33 25 01 14 Three Little Birds / Bob Marley & The Wailers
34 30 16 12 This Time / John Cougar
35 31 08 14 Gotta Pull Myself Together / Nolans
36 36 36 06 I'm Happy That Love Has Found You / Jimmy Hall
37 32 05 14 Baggy Trousers / Madness
38 34 07 13 My Old Piano / Diana Ross
39 49 39 04 He Can't Love You / Michael Stanley Band
40 61 40 02 Who's Gonna Rock You Now / Nolans
41 43 41 03 Need Your Lovin Tonight / Queen
42 47 42 07 I Will Follow / U2

43 37 35 06 In The Midnight Hour / Roxy Music
44 45 44 06 (Just Like) Starting Over / John Lennon
45 38 36 08 Every Woman In The World / Air Supply
46 40 40 10 Army Dreamers / Kate Bush
47 50 47 04 My Mother's Eyes / Bette Midler
48 39 04 13 Woman In Love / Barbra Streisand
49 41 02 21 He's So Shy / Pointer Sisters
50 88 50 02 On The Inside / Lynne Hamilton
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51 67 51 02 The Call Up / The Clash

52 46 03 18 Never Knew Love Like This Before / Stephanie Mills
53 48 01 18 Another One Bites The Dust / Queen
54 58 54 06 Girls Can Get It / Dr. Hook
55 42 24 08 One Man Woman / Sheena Easton
56 72 56 03 State Of The Heart / Mondo Rock
57 51 12 15 Johnny & Mary / Robert Palmer
58 60 58 06 Drivin' My Life Away / Eddie Rabbitt
59 52 10 14 Walk Away / Donna Summer
60 73 60 03 More Bounce To The Ounce / Zapp & Roger
61 64 61 05 Lovely One / Jacksons

62 53 21 15 You Shook Me All Night Long / AC/DC
63 66 63 04 Easy Love / Dionne Warwick
64 91 64 02 Games People Play / The Alan Parsons Project
65 69 65 05 Leaving On The Midnight Train / Nick Straker Band
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66 01 A Little In Love / Cliff Richard HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
67 76 67 02 Keep On Lovin You / REO Speedwagon
68 77 68 04 Look Up / Patrice Rushen
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69 01 Too Nice To Talk To / The Beat

70 54 33 10 Dog Eat Dog / Adam & The Ants
71 55 06 12 Don't Stand So Cose To Me / The Police
72 78 72 05 Love On The Rocks / Neil Diamond
73 86 73 03 It's My Turn / Diana Ross

74 57 49 07 Underwater / Harry Thumann
75 59 29 08 Independence Day / Bruce Springsteen
76 62 28 11 Dreamer / Supertramp
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77 01 Breakfast In America / Supertramp

78 89 78 02 What A Fool Believes / Aretha Franklin
79 70 01 26 Fame / Irene Cara
80 63 03 16 I Owe You One / Shalamar
81 92 81 03 Ain't Gonna Stand For It / Stevie Wonder
82 93 82 02 Gentlemen Take Polaroids / Japan

83 65 13 14 D.I.S.C.O. / Ottawan
84 68 01 16 One Day I'll Fly Away / Randy Crawford
85 85 85 04 Could I Be Dreaming / Pointer Sisters
86 100 86 02 Stop The Cavalry / Jona Lewie

87 81 01 23 Upside Down / Diana Ross
88 80 04 21 No Night So Long / Dionne Warwick
89 94 89 03 I Made It Through The Rain / Barry Manilow
90 79 04 18 Ashes To Ashes / David Bowie
91 82 82 02 December Will Be Magic Again / Kate Bush
92 96 92 03 Bourgie Bourgie / Gladys Knight & The Pips
93 98 93 03 Passion / Rod Stewart

94 87 01 20 The Winner Takes It All / ABBA
95 71 19 14 Masterblaster (Jammin) / Stevie Wonder
96 74 39 08 Give Me An Inch / Hazel O'Connor
97 75 46 14 If You're Looking For A Way Out / Odyssey
98 83 83 07 She's Everywhere / John Farnham
99 84 29 14 Whip It / Devo
100 90 07 18 Dreamin' / Cliff Richard

Longest running chart hit - 26 weeks - Fame Irene Cara.
 
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@phoenix123 NUMBER ONES

1980
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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
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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
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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 1 Super Trouper ABBA

Most number ones this year:
3 Michael Jackson
2 ABBA
2 Queen
2 Blondie
2 Billy Joel
2 Bob Marley & The Wailers
 
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