PJOPS Retrochart w/e 16/08/80

THE PJOPS 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 16 August 1980 and can include songs released up to 4 August 1980 only.

- Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 6 August.

- 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 (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 Top Ten w/e 16/08/80
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01 01 04 The Winner Takes It All ABBA THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 06 Upside Down Diana Ross
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03 03 08 Private Life Grace Jones
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04 01 07 Babooshka Kate Bush
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06 01 10 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John
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06 01 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie

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12 07 03 All Over The World ELO

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05 03 08 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
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11 09 04 Give Me The Night George Benson

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10 10 03 Oh Yeah (On The Radio) Roxy Music
 
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11 09 09 07 Sleepwalk Ultravox
12 07 05 09 Use It Up & Wear It Out Odyssey
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13 14 13 06 Oops Upside Your Head The Gap Band
14 08 07 05 Burning Car John Foxx
15 16 15 04 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
16 22 16 13 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel

17 13 05 09 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers
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18 19 18 04 C30 C60 C90 Bow Wow Wow
19 15 14 06 Sanctuary New Musik
20 18 16 07 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
21 24 21 02 Bankrobber The Clash
22 23 22 05 There, There My Dear Dexy's Midnight Runners
23 26 23 12 Misunderstanding Genesis
24 27 24 09 Fame Irene Cara
25 33 25 06 Wednesday Week The Undertones

26 30 02 24 Funkytown Lipps Inc.
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27 29 17 09 Me Myself I Joan Armatrading
28 17 12 07 Love Is The Drug Grace Jones
29 32 22 06 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
30 80 30 08 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
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31 20 20 04 Give Me Back My Man B-52s
32 45 32 02 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie
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33 34 17 13 Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys
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34 54 34 03 A Walk In The Park Nick Straker Band
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35 40 24 09 Magic Olivia Newton-John
36 36 36 04 Girlfriend Michael Jackson
37 31 21 08 We Got The Beat Go-Go's
38 28 06 10 Play The Game Queen
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40 37 37 03 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
41 52 41 03 Funkin For Jamaica Tom Browne
42 21 12 10 Computer Game (Theme From The Invaders) Yellow Magic Orchestra
43 44 19 09 Sunset People Donna Summer
44 47 44 05 Does She Have A Friend Gene Chandler
45 35 15 07 A Lover's Holiday Change
46 25 01 12 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees
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47 41 22 07 King's Call Phil Lynott
48 53 48 03 Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy Hot Chocolate
49 RE 48 07 I Got You Split Endz
50 59 50 02 Tom Hark The Pirhanas
 
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51 50 50 05 The Royal Mile Gerry Rafferty
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52 01 Dreamin Cliff Richard
FEATURED THIS WEEK
53 56 53 06 Sailing Christopher Cross

54 49 46 03 Sweetheart Contract Magazine
55 63 55 04 Take A Little Rhythm Ali Thomson
56 57 41 07 Take Your Time The SOS Band
57 67 57 02 First Be A Woman Lenore O'Malley
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58 43 31 09 Jump To The Beat Stacy Lattisaw
59 39 09 13 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime Korgis
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60 48 18 15 The Rose Bette Midler
61 70 61 03 Private Idaho B-52s
62 46 14 07 Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time The Detroit Spinners
63 68 60 03 Free Me Roger Daltrey
64 58 43 08 747 (Strangers In The Night) Saxon
65 60 54 06 A Rolling Stone Grace Jones
66 71 66 02 Can't Stop The Music Village People
67 65 65 05 All Out Of Love Air Supply
68 64 61 06 Give Me A Break Ritchie Family
69 72 69 02 I Can't Let Go Linda Ronstadt
70 62 25 09 My Way Of Thinking / I Think It's Going To Rain UB40
71 42 42 07 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend
72 61 06 12 I'm Alive ELO
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73 51 48 03 Mr Clarinet The Birthday Party
74 55 49 03 Split / Die Mattrosen Liliput
75 75 70 08 Pay To Cum Bad Brains
76 76 76 05 Empire Strikes Back Meco
77 78 73 07 Fight Back Discharge
78 97 78 02 Rock It Lipps Inc.
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79 118 79 01 Don't Ask Me Why Billy Joel FEATURED THIS WEEK

80 82 26 32 Le Banana Split Lio
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81 79 59 05 Heart To Break The Heart France Joli
82 83 62 11 Do You Wanna Dance The Silver
83 66 31 14 Steal Away Robbie Dupree
84 85 80 05 All Night Dancing Lipps Inc.
85 86 28 10 Spacer Sheila & B. Devotion
86 87 78 06 Cities Talking Heads
87 89 80 05 Neon Knights Black Sabbath
88 172 88 01 You Gotta Be A Hustler Sue Wilkinson
89 90 89 02 Tired Of Toein The Line Rocky Burnette
90 188 90 01 You Better Run Pat Benatar
91 135 91 01 Everything Is Alright Spider

92 91 37 24 Wardance Killing Joke
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93 103 93 01 I'm Ready Kano
94 93 68 16 Realities Of War Discharge
95 129 95 01 No Night So Long Dionne Warwick
96 69 28 12 Only After Dark Human League
97 96 17 23 I Zimbra Talking Heads
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98 88 01 19 Atomic Blondie
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99 92 02 16 Messages OMD
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100 102 22 18 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood
 
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GOLD 6000 points

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SILVER 3000 points


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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday Empire Strikes Back Meco (4th week)
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@Eric Generic The Winner Takes It All ABBA (2nd week)
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@Hairycub1969 The Winner Takes It All ABBA (3rd week)
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@Ironheade The Winner Takes It All ABBA (3rd week)
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@phoenix123 The Winner Takes It All ABBA (1st week)
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@Russron Pay To Cum Bad Brains (9th week)

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Last week's #1s

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@nnnumb Just Like Eddie/Sun Flight Silicon Teens (4th week)


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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
 
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Global chart Top 10 w/e 16/08/80
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02 01 02 Upside Down Diana Ross
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01 01 14 Funkytown Lipps Inc
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04 03 04 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
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05 05 04 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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08 06 06 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
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06 02 15 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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10 08 02 Take Your Time (Do It Right) The S.O.S. Band
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03 02 09 Little Jeannie Elton John
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07 06 08 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 16/08/80
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01 01 13 Magic Olivia Newton-John THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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05 02 10 Sailing Christopher Cross
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04 03 12 Take Your Time S.O.S. Band
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07 04 07 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
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10 05 06 Upside Down Diana Ross

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02 01 13 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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06 05 17 Shining Star Manhattens
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03 03 16 Little Jeannie Elton John
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19 09 10 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend
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12 10 12 More Love Kim Carnes

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15 33 15 07 Give Me The Night George Benson
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29 46 29 02 Late In The Evening Paul Simon
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39 57 39 03 Don't Ask Me Why Billy Joel
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55 68 55 04 No Night So Long Dionne Warwick
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63 79 63 02 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
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New Entries w/e 16/08/80

#67 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
#82 Late At Night England Dan Seals
#84 The Legend Of Wooley Swamp The CHarlie Daniels Band
#85 I Hear You Now Jon & Vangelis
#86 True Love Ways Mickey Gilley
#87 Treasure The Brothers Johnson
#88 Who'll Be The Fool Tonight Larsen-Feiten Band
#89 Out Here On My Own Irene Cara
#90 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel


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UK Top 75 w/e 16/08/80
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01 01 03 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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02 02 05 Upside Down Diana Ross
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05 03 05 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton

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04 01 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
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09 05 03 Oh Yeah (On The Radio) Roxy Music
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07 06 06 Ooops Upside Your Head The Gap Band
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10 07 04 Give Me The Night George Benson
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04 02 07 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
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16 10 05 Funkin For Jamaica Tom Browne
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After beating Diana Ross to the top by just 3,000 copies last week, the past 7 days have produced a much easier victory for the Swedes as they sell a very impressive 147,000 copies, some 23,000 more than Ross at No 2 whose challenge now seems to be over especially given that Sheena Easton sold 123,000 copies to almost overtake her at the end of the week! Total sales of "The Winner Takes It All" now stand at 294,000 after three weeks and should be spurred on by a special gatefold release of the single this week.

It's a bumper week for single sales as the top 4 all top the 100k mark for the first time since Christmas. Indeed next week it may not be Diana who is the main worry for ABBA next week but David Bowie who debuts at No 4 (the fifth track to debut in the top 10 this year) and in the process becomes his highest debuting single ever and biggest hit since "Sound & Vision" three years ago. Thematically it continues to use the character of Major Tom which Bowie first invented for his "Space Oddity" which remains his only UK No 1 single, perhaps he's seeing if good luck can strike twice? It's also the first release from his forthcoming album "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" which is due next month, "Ashes To Ashes" sold 104,000 copies last week the highest tally for a No 4 record this year, had it been released a fortnight earlier and sold the same it would have debuted at No 1!

The only other new entry to the top 10 comes from Tom Browne whose ode to his neighbourhood "Funkin For Jamaica" rises 16-10 (37,000) it's the first hit for the US Funk/ Jazz artist and the first release from his second album "Love Approach".

Roxy Music rejoice as "Oh Yeah" climbs 9-5 (73,000) joins in the sales bonanza to mark another high, and the Gap Band double sales to 71,000 this week yet only climb one spot 7-6, and George Benson accelerates 10-7 ( 57,000), the sales highs could be attributed to the return of TOTP and a number of current singles for high demand pop stars not available on albums at present.

All of which is bad news for Odyssey 3-9 (37,000) and Leo Sayer 4-8 (38,000) who tail off badly and are seemingly spent.
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13 26 13 03 Tom Hark Piranhas
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16 29 16 03 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie
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27 64 27 02 Can't Stop The Music Village People
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31 60 31 02 Bankrobber The Clash
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33 68 33 02 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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35 74 35 02 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
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New Entries w/e 16/08/80

#44 Circus Games Skids
#50 Dreamin' Cliff Richard
#58 Marie Marie Shakin' Stevens
#60 Best Friend / Stand Down Margaret The Beat
#68 Summer Fun Barracudas
#69 I Got You Split Enz
#70 Eighth Day Hazel O'Connor
#72 Paranoid Black Sabbath


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29 (33) Sleepwalk Ultravox
04 (NE) Ashes To Ashes David Bowie (video)
18 (24) All Over The World ELO (Legs & Co.)
22 (37) Sunshine Of Your Smile Mike Berry
24 (25) Private Life Grace Jones
27 (64) Can't Stop The Music Village People (video)
30 (40) You Gotta Be A Hustler Sue Wilkinson
01 (01) The Winner Takes It All ABBA (video)
02 (02) Upside Down Diana Ross (outro)
Alan Jones Chartfile summary said:
The ABBA phenomenon continues. The swedish supergroup has now chalked up 18 hits. It all started on 20 April 1974 when Waterloo charted in the wake of its Eurovision success. Two weeks later it was #1. Next came a re-issue of Ring Ring also conceived for Eurovision but unable to rank higher than third in the Swedish domestic heat of 1973. Its UK success was also rather limited - 5 weeks on the chart with a high of #32. Unused to sustained success from european acts, the British public chose to ignore the group's next three singles but exactly a year after Ring Ring came I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do possibly the worst single ABBA has ever released.

Nevertheless it reached #38 and helped to establish the foundation for a continuous string of 15 top 10 hits starting with SOS and continuing through to the present day - in fact if SOS is excluded, ABBA's run is an even more impressive 14 consecutive top 5 hits.

Waterloo
Mamma Mia
Fernando
Dancing Queen
Knowing Me Knowing You
The Name Of The Game
Take A Chance On Me
The Winner Takes It All

These have all reached the summit giving ABBA eight number one singles. Only the Beatles (17), Elvis Presley (17) and Cliff Richard (10) have done better. Though The Winner Takes It All is fairly ordinary by ABBA's own high standards it has, in reaching number one, succeeded where the group's last six singles have failed. Indeed, it is 2.5 years since they last topped the chart.
 
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Canadian Top 50 w/e 16/08/80
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02 01 12 Misunderstanding Genesis NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 13 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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16 03 06 Emotional Rescue Rolling Stones
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03 02 14 The Rose Bette Midler
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05 05 16 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
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06 01 13 Little Jeannie Elton John
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07 01 16 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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08 01 11 Tired Of Toein The Line Rocky Burnette
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09 09 11 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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04 01 17 Funkytown Lipps Inc.

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24 44 24 06 Empire Strikes Back Meco
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47 73 47 06 Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson
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49 63 49 06 I Can't Let Go Linda Ronstadt
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50 75 50 05 Sailing Christopher Cross
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77 100 77 02 Under The Sun Poco
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New Entries w/e 16/08/80

#91 The Royal Mile Gerry Rafferty
#94 Heavenly Angels Jenson Interceptor
#97 Hot Rod Hearts Robbie Dupree
#98 You're The Only Woman Ambrosia
 
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Australian Top 100 w/e 11/08/80
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03 You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling Long John Baldry & Kathi MacDonald

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Turning Japanese The Vapors
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07 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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08 What I Like About You Romantics
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06 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
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Chart News w/e 11/08/80
17 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
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New Entries w/e 11/08/80

Power TEMPTATIONS
The One I Love MIKE McCLELLAN
New Romance SPIDER
That Lovin' You Feelin' Again ROY ORBISON & EMMYLOU HARRIS
Sooner or Later THE INNOCENTS
 
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World charts

UK Top 10 sales (courtesy of @gezza76)

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#1s Around the world w/e 4 August - 9 August

Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO (2nd week)
Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO (4th week)
Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime Korgis (1st week)
Funkytown Lipps Inc. (3rd week) Airplay
Funkytown Lipps Inc. (8th week)
Luna Gianni Togni (2nd week)
Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO (3rd week)
Hey! Julio Iglesias (4th week)
One More Reggae For The Road Bill Lovelady (6th week)
Donna Musica Collage (2nd week)
Dancing All Night Monta & Brothers (10th week)
Locomotion Ritz (4th week)
The Winner Takes It All ABBA (1st week) NME
Magic Olivia Newton-John (5th week) Billboard Adult Contemporary
Upside Down / I'm Coming Out Diana Ross (2nd week) Billboard Disco Top 100
Upside Down Diana Ross (1st week) Billboard Hot Soul Singles
 
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Top 100 8-16-1980
# Artist - Song -Total Weeks - Last Week
1. Meco - Empire Strikes Back - 10 -1
2. Olivia Newton-John - Magic - 13 - 2
3. Irene Cara - Fame - 10-4
4. Lenore O'Malley - First Be A Woman - 4 - 5
5. France Joli - The Heart To Break The Heart - 10- -3
6. Genesis - Misunderstanding - 13 - 6
7. Lipps Inc. - All Night Dancing - 11- 7
8. Sheila & B. Devotion - Spacer - 15 - 8
9. S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time - 11 - 12
10. Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line - 11 - 11
11. Spider - Everything Is Alright -4 -28
12. Kano - I'm Ready - 15 - 17
13. Gene Chandler - Does She Have A Friend For Me? -9-14
14. Blondie - Atomic - 14 - 9
15. Lipps Inc. - Rock It - 13 - 27
16. Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World - 3 - 34
17. Electric Light Orchestra - I'm Alive - 13 - 10
18. Ann -Margret - Midnight Message - 20 - 13
19. France Joli - This Time - 4 - 20
20. Gerry Rafferty - Royal Mile - 5 - 25
21. Linda Ronstadt - I Can't Let Go - 8 - 23
22. Young & Co. - I Like What You're Doing To Me - 10 -24
23. Diana Ross - Upside Down -6 - 30
24. Bette Midler - the Rose - 17 -15
25. Herb Alpert - Beyond - 8- 19
26. Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O. - Xanadu -2- 51
27. MASH - Theme From M*A*S*H* - 11 - 31
28. Spinners - Cupid -13-18
29. Ritchie Family - Give Me A Break - 9-26
30. RCR - Give It To You - 4 - 33
31. Christopher Cross - Sailing - 8 -35
32. Boz Scaggs - Jojo -9 - 32
33. Air Supply - All Out Of Love - 8 - 39
34. the Ramones - Do You Remember.. -12-21
35. Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric? - 11 - 22
36. Kim Carnes - More Love - 9 -29
37. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue - 7 - 38
38. Ambrosia - You're The Only Woman -6 -42
39. Baby O - In The Forest -6 -41
40. Donna Summer - Could It Be Magic - 6- 40
41. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away - 17 - 16
42. Jackson Browne - Boulevard -6-47
43. Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door - 7 - 45
44. Ali Thompson - Take A Little Rhythm-6 - 46
45. Larry Graham - One In A Million You -6-47
46. Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away -5-48
47. Pat Benetar - We Live For Love - 20 - 37
48. Manhattans - Shining Star - 13 - 36
49. Jimmy Ruffin- Night Of Love - 7 - 44
50. Village People - Can't Stop The Music -2 - 54
51. George Benson - Give me The Night -5-60
52. Odyssey - Use It Up, Wear It Out - 4- 59
53. John Williams - Imperial March - 4-63
54. Roxy Music - Over You - 4-65
55. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind -15-50
56. G.Q. - Sitting In The Park -9 -52
57. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb - 6-62
58. Gap Band - Oops Upside Your Head - 3- 68
59. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart -2-82
60. Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach -6-69
61. Benny Mardones - Into The Night - 5-61
62. James Last Band - Nightdrive - 2 - 93
63. Dirt Band - Make A Little Magic -5-64
64. Clash - London Calling - 4-66
65. O.M.D. - Messages - 4-71
66. Chic - Rebels Are We - 3- 78
67. Robert John - Hey There Lonely Girl -2 - 81
68. Toronto - Even The Score - 2 - 88
69. Fischer Z - So Long - 2 -83
70. Easy Going - I Strip You -1-new
71. Poco -Under The Gun - 2-80
72. the Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing - 8- reentry
73. Gordon Lightfoot - If You Need Me -1-new
74. Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before - 2- 95
75. Gary Numan - Cars -27- 67
76. Blues Brothers - Gimme Some Lovin' - 5-55
77. Jon & Vangelis - I Here You Now -1-new
78. Billy Joel - It's Still Rock & Roll To Me - 12 - 56
79. Pat Benetar - You Better Run -1-new
80. Blondie - Call Me - 27-76
81. Whitesnake - Fool For Your Loving - 2 - 87
82. Kenny Rogers - Love The World Away - 3-70
83. Firefall - Love That Got Away -3-79
84. Randy Vanwarmer - Whatever You Decide - 3-84
85. Stacy Lattisaw - JumpTo The Beat -4-85
86. Yipes - Darlin' - 2- 86
87. Gus - Sweet Delight -1-new
88. Secret Affair - My World - 1 -new
89. Bob Seger & S.B.B. - You'll Accompany Me - 1 - new
90. Johnny Lee - Lookin' For Love - 1 - new
91. Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright - 1 - new
92. Dynasty - I've Just Begun To Love You -4-90
93. Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why -1-new
94. Fred Knoblock- Why Not Me? - 2- 97
95. Commodores - Old Fashioned Love - 2 - 99
96. Paul Simon - Late In The Evening - 1-new
97. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust - 1 - new
98. Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy -1-new
99. Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own - 1-new
100. Captain & Tenille - Happy Together - 15 - 73

Meco Holds At #1 For A Fourth Week In A Row!

15 songs fall off the top 100 this week
Sister Sledge - Let's Go On Vacation-9- 43
Change - A Lover's Holiday - 19-53
Paul McCartney - Coming Up - 17 - 57
Elton John -Little Jeannie -12 - 58
Kiss - Shandi -7-72
Ian Hunter - We Gotta Get Outta Here - 6-74
Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again -7-75
Dave Mason - Save Me - 6-77
Al Hudson & One Way - Do Your Thing - 4-89
Pure Energy - Party On -6-91
Robin Lane & Chartbusters - When Things Go Wrong - 3-92
Rhyze - Just How Sweet Is Your Love -4- 94
Mickey Gilley - Stand By Me - 8- 96
Voyager - Sing It Out, Love Is Easy - 4- 98
Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night - 8 -100
 
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This video clip is hot - so many Daddies, so little time! Woof!
I like the performance by the orchestra of the Giorgio Moroder composition but, hot never crossed my mind. Midnight Dancing by Flower #2 from 11/17/79 (personal chart)would have to be the hottest video(skip the first minute)from that era for me.
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Top Ten w/e 016/08/16
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02 01 03 The Winner Takes It All / ABBA NEW NUMBER ONE

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01 01 06 Upside Down / Diana Ross
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06 03 09 Fame / Irene Cara
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08 04 05 Give Me The Night / George Benson

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04 04 13 Magic / Olivia Newton-John
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03 02 07 Love Is The Drug / Grace Jones
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10 07 04 Private Life / Grace Jones
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09 08 05 Morning Train (9 To 5) / Sheena Easton

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05 01 09 Xanadu n / Olivia Newton-John & ELO
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Well it was inevitable ABBA would triumph this week after narrowly missing out last week. Ali Thomson storms into the top ten and has become a bit of a surprise hit! Steady climbs for Irene Cara, George Benson and Grace Jones who leapfrogs Sheena Easton to meet her other top ten hit on the way down!
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Top 100 w/e 16/08/16

11 07 01 09 Could You Be Loved / Bob Marley
12 23 12 03 Don't Ask Me Why / Billy Joel
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13 26 13 04 No Night So Long / Dionne Warwick
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14 24 14 05 Funkin For Jamaica / Tom Browne

15 11 06 09 Use It Up, Wear It Out / Odyssey
16 18 16 06 Oops Upside You Head / The Gap Band
17 13 01 13 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me / Billy Joel
18 31 18 03 Give Me Back My Man / B-52s
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19 16 16 10 Someone That I Used To Love / Natalie Cole
20 14 09 07 Babooshka / Kate Bush
21 17 17 10 Sailing / Christopher Cross
22 12 05 13 Misunderstanding / Genesis
23 15 10 09 Sunset People / Donna Summer
24 59 24 02 Modern Girl / Sheena Easton
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25 01 Dreamin' / Cliff Richard HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
26 38 26 03 Oh Yeah (On The Radio) / Roxy Music
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27 01 Ashes To Ashes / David Bowie

28 21 02 10 Play The Game / Queen
29 39 29 03 All Over The World / ELO
30 32 30 05 How Does It Feel To Be Back / Hall & Oates
31 45 31 04 He's So Shy / Pointer Sisters
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32 47 32 05 Hot Rod Hearts / Robbie Dupree
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33 48 33 04 You Better Run / Pat Benatar
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34 25 01 20 The Rose / Bette Midler
35 19 15 07 Cupid / I've Loved You For A Long Time / The Detroit Spinners
36 51 36 02 Bankrobber / The Clash
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37 20 04 10 Jump To The Beat / Stacy Lattisaw
38 28 28 07 A Rolling Stone / Grace Jones
39 29 29 06 Clouds / Chaka Khan
40 58 40 05 Boulevard / Jackson Browne
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41 27 27 13 It's Alright / Sho Nuff
42 30 30 10 All Out Of Love / Air Supply
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44 35 35 05 Burning Car / John Foxx
45 40 36 04 Girlfriend / Michael Jackson
46 41 19 11 Take Your Time / The S.O.S. Band
47 33 26 07 More Than I Can Say / Leo Sayer
48 37 17 16 Little Jeannie / Elton John
49 34 15 10 Running From Paradise / Hall & Oates
50 36 10 08 Love Will Tear Us Apart / Joy Division
51 42 42 05 Give Me A Break / The Ritchie Family
52 69 52 04 First Be A Woman / Leonore O'Malley
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53 55 53 08 Sweet Sensation / Stephanie Mills
54 81 54 03 Private Idaho / B-52s
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55 70 55 03 Feels Like I'm In Love / Kelly Marie
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56 44 02 16 Mirror In The Bathroom / The Beat
57 43 12 13 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime / Korgis
58 46 04 17 Let's Go Round Again / Average White Band
59 71 59 03 I Can't Let Go / Linda Ronstadt
60 72 60 03 Kings Of The Wild Frontier / Adam & The Ants

61 49 34 07 Years From Now / Dr Hook
62 63 62 06 Try My Love / Denise LaSalle
63 64 63 05 Help / John Farnham
64 67 64 06 Looking For Love / Candi Staton
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66 01 Best Friend / The Beat

66 50 19 09 Stop Your Sobbing / The Pretenders
67 54 14 18 Steal Away / Robbie Dupree
68 56 06 14 Over You / Roxy Music
69 52 22 13 Chinatown / Thin Lizzy
70 53 24 13 I'm Alive / ELO
71 61 10 16 Gonna Get Along Without You Now / Viola Wills
72 62 07 14 Clones (We're All) / Alice Cooper
73 57 01 16 What's Another Year / Johnny Logan
74 60 27 10 Me Myself I / Joan Armatrading
75 65 01 18 She's Out Of My Life / Michael Jackson
76 66 02 19 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts / Phil Lynott
77 75 75 05 Shandi / Kiss
78 82 78 04 Burnin Hot / Jermaine Jackson
79 86 79 03 A Walk In The Park / Nick Straker Band
80 85 80 03 The Breaks / Kurtis Blow

81 74 13 14 Funkytown / Lipps Inc
82 108 82 01 Never Knew Love Like This Before / Stephanie Mills
83 68 04 22 Cars / Gary Numan
84 95 84 02 Sartorial Eloquence (Don't You Wanna Play This Game No More) / Elton John
85 79 02 20 All For Leyna / Billy Joel
86 90 86 03 When The Spirit Moves You / Touch
87 87 87 05 My Girl / The Whispers
88 88 88 03 Rock It / Lipps Inc.
89 89 89 03 Stay The Night / Billy Ocean

90 78 11 15 Crying / Don McLean
91 83 62 07 I Hope I Never / Split Enz
92 73 72 05 Let's Go On Vacation / Sister Sledge
93 97 93 02 Sleepwalk / Ultravox
94 102 94 01 Late At Night / Maywood

95 76 26 10 The Bed's Too Big Without You / The Police
96 77 56 09 The King's Call / Phil Lynott
97 98 97 02 Old Fashioned Love / The Commodores
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99 111 99 01 Jesse / Carly Simon

100 93 01 23 You May Be Right / Billy Joel

Of the top three highest entries this week, who would have thought Cliff would triumph? @phoenix123 retrochart favourites Queen enter at a relatively low #43 this week but this is simply a reflection of the staggered release which will see it hitting the UK chart weeks after its US debut this week. Bowie has yet to have a significant hit yet so a top 40 entry is a sign he has a good chance of matching his popularity in other regions, at least with this track.

Elsewhere on the chart we have returns for The Beat and Stephanie Mills, along with the first chart action for Paul Simon and even dutch band Maywood, whose recent #1 in that country scrapes into the lower end of the chart.

Outside the top 100 two tracks rebound up the chart thanks to continued US success: Pete Townshend suggests a possible return to the top 100, rebounding #113-#102 while Bozz Scaggs leaps #154-#120. Potential top 100 hits entering outside the chart this week include Hazel O'Connor (#104), Irene Cara (#118) and Rolling Stones (#127).
 
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@phoenix123 NUMBER ONES 1980

05/01/80 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
12/01/80 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
19/01/80 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
26/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
02/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson
09/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson
16/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson
23/02/80 Save Me Queen
01/03/80 Save Me Queen
08/03/80 Atomic Blondie
15/03/80 Atomic Blondie
22/03/80 Atomic Blondie
29/03/80 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
05/04/80 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
12/04/80 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
19/04/80 Turn It On Again Genesis
26/04/80 You May Be Right Billy Joel
03/05/80 Call Me Blondie
10/05/80 Call Me Blondie
17/05/80 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
24/05/80 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
31/05/80 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
07/06/80 The Rose Bette Midler
14/06/80 The Rose Bette Midler
21/06/80 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
28/06/80 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
05/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
12/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
19/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
26/07/80 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers
02/08/80 Upside Down Diana Ross
09/08/80 Upside Down Diana Ross
16/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
 
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1. The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
2. Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie
3. Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam and the Ants
4. Private Life - Grace Jones
5. Upside Down - Diana Ross
6. Sleepwalk - Ultravox
7. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
8. I Got You - Split Enz
9. Neon Knights - Black Sabbath
10. There There My Dear - Dexys Midnight Runners

11. Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
12. Babooshka - Kate Bush
13. Oh Yeah (On the Radio) - Roxy Music
14. Bankrobber - The Clash
15. Give Me The Night - George Benson
16. Burning Car - John Foxx
17. Best Friend/Stand Down Margaret - The Beat
18. Computer Game - Yellow Magic Orchestra
19. Wednesday Week - The Undertones
20. Give Me Back My Man - The B-52's

21. Theme from New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
22. Girlfriend - Michael Jackson
23. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me - Billy Joel
24. Back To Front - Stiff Little Fingers
25. Butcher Baby - Plasmatics
26. Emotional Rescue - The Rolling Stones
27. Sweet Heart Contract - Magazine
28. All Over the World - Electric Light Orchestra
29. Christine - Siouxsie and the Banshees
30. Me Myself I - Joan Armatrading

31. Misunderstanding - Genesis
32. Race with the Devil - Girlschool
33. Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
34. C30 C60 C90 Go - Bow Wow Wow
35. Sanctuary - New Muzik
36. 9 To 5 - Sheena Easton
37. Free Me - Roger Daltrey
38. We Got the Beat - The Go-Go's
39. 747 (Strangers in the Night) - Saxon
40. Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend

Could ABBA's run at the top be shorter than anticipated?...
 
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