PJOPS Retrochart w/e 17/01/81

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 17 January 1981 and can include songs released up to 10 January 1981 only.

- Your deadline is MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 12 JANUARY.

- 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 17/01/80

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06 01 07 Flash Queen
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04 02 04 Imagine John Lennon
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05 03 07 Antmusic Adam & The Ants
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03 03 10 Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond
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02 01 13 Celebration Kool & The Gang
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12 06 06 Too Nice To Talk To The Beat

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01 01 11 Just Like Starting Over John Lennon
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09 04 08 De Do Do Do De Da Da Da The Police
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11 09 09 Looking For Clues Robert Palmer
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16 10 04 Ain't Gonna Stand For It Stevie Wonder
 
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11 10 07 08 Stop The Cavalry Jona Lewie
12 --- 12 01 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
13 07 07 05 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) John Lennon
14 13 08 10 To Cut A Long Story Short Spandau Ballet
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15 32 15 05 Fade To Grey Visage
16 15 05 09 Embarrassment Madness
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17 19 17 06 Do Nothing / Maggie's Farm The Specials
18 14 03 10 Super Trouper ABBA
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19 37 19 03 Burn Rubber The Gap Band
20 08 01 11 The Tide Is High Blondie
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21 18 18 05 This Wreckage Gary Numan
22 27 22 04 Young Parisians Adam & The Ants
23 42 23 02 Scary Monsters David Bowie
24 36 24 08 Cold Love Donna Summer

25 20 02 11 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
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26 22 13 10 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
27 44 27 07 It's My Turn Diana Ross
28 23 23 11 Lady Kenny Rogers
29 21 20 08 Runaway Boys Stray Cats
30 28 28 06 Rabbit Chas & Dave
31 29 29 05 Who's Gonna Rock You Now The Nolans
32 39 32 02 Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & People
33 25 22 09 Banana Republic The Boomtown Rats
34 31 09 12 I'm Coming Out Diana Ross
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35 17 17 07 Israel Siouxsie & The Banshees
36 --- 36 01 Vienna Ultravox FEATURED
37 35 09 20 Whip It Devo
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38 41 33 14 If You Could Read My Mind Viola Wills
39 63 39 04 I Need Your Lovin Teena Marie HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED
40 47 40 06 Games People Play Alan Parsons Project

41 46 39 03 Lorraine Bad Manners
42 --- 42 01 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood FEATURED
43 26 26 07 December Will Be Magic Again Kate Bush
44 43 15 10 Do You Feel My Love Eddy Grant
45 30 25 08 Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution AC/DC
46 --- 46 01 Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits FEATURED
47 33 10 15 Dog Eat Dog Adam & The Ants
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48 120 37 06 Guilty Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
49 56 46 04 Dirty Mind Prince
50 122 47 05 Gangsters Of The Groove Heatwave
 
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51 40 02 12 Ace Of Spades Motorhead
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52 34 01 12 Fashion David Bowie
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53 38 19 07 The Call Up The Clash
54 24 03 16 Enola Gay OMD
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55 53 53 05 On The Inside Lynne Hamilton
56 50 50 07 Can You Feel It Jacksons
57 51 15 19 D.I.S.C.O. Ottawan
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58 54 54 09 Gypsy Spirit Pendulum
59 58 58 06 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
60 60 60 03 Same Old Lang Syne Dan Fogelberg
61 59 59 05 He Can't Love You Michael Stanley Band
62 57 18 17 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie
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63 67 63 03 Give Me A Break Vivien Vee
64 66 64 03 State Of The Heart Mondo Rock

65 61 61 06 Lies / Don't Drive My Car Status Quo
66 64 61 07 Your Eyes Baby O
67 45 45 06 Heartbreak Hotel The Jacksons
68 55 22 20 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
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69 83 69 02 I Am The Beat The Look
70 80 70 03 Runaround Sue Racey

71 62 29 20 Underwater Harry Thumann
72 70 70 03 A Little In Love Cliff Richard
73 65 65 07 It's A War Kano
74 72 72 04 Full Of Fire Shalamar
75 68 68 04 Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
76 69 69 03 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
77 71 71 07 Hills Of Katmandu Tantra
78 52 01 22 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
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79 74 74 03 Miss Sun Boz Scaggs
80 93 01 21 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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81 88 81 03 Seasons Charles Fox
82 90 82 03 It's Hard To Be Humble Mac Davis

83 73 73 04 Lonely Together Barry Manilow
84 84 47 07 Toccata Sky
85 77 77 04 Need Your Lovin Tonight Queen
86 92 86 02 Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses?) James Brown
87 111 87 01 Anytime Or Place Azoto FEATURED

88 89 88 03 Back In Black AC/DC
89 81 63 12 Will You Hazel O'Connor
90 --- 90 01 The Bed's Too Big Without You Sheila Hylton FEATURED
91 75 75 06 Die Young Black Sabbath
92 99 99 03 Take Off Harlo
93 95 93 02 On And On And On ABBA
94 104 94 01 You're Too Late Fantasy FEATURED

95 97 44 13 More Bounce To The Ounce Zapp & Roger
96 108 96 01 I'm In Love Again Sad Café FEATURED
97 76 57 10 Keep It Hot Cameo
98 114 98 01 The Robots Dance Classix Nouveaux
99 --- 99 01 Smokey Mountain Rain Ronnie Milsap
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100 79 53 09 Love Sensation Loleatta Holloway
 
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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones 1980

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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones 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


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PLATINUM 9000 points
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GOLD 6000 points
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SILVER 3000 points
Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond

To Cut A Long Story Short Spandau Ballet
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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond (6th week)
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@Eric Generic Antmusic Adam & The Ants (3rd week)
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@Hairycub1969 Imagine John Lennon (3rd week)
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@Ironheade Antmusic Adam & The Ants (2nd week)
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@phoenix123 Flash Queen (2nd week)
 
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Week 3

Global chart Top 10 w/e 17/01/81
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01 01 09 Just Like Starting Over John Lennon FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 15 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
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03 03 07 The Tide Is High Blondie
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04 04 06 Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond
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05 05 05 Passion Rod Stewart

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06 06 02 Guilty Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
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07 03 07 Super Trouper ABBA
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08 08 02 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da The Police

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09 01 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen

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09 02 16 Master Blaster (Jammin') Stevie Wonder
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 17/01/81
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01 01 12 Starting Over John Lennon FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 12 Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond
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03 03 12 Guilty Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

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04 04 10 The Tide Is High Blondie
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05 05 11 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
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06 06 13 Every Woman In The World Air Supply
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07 07 09 Passion Rod Stewart
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08 08 09 Tell It Like It Is Heart
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09 01 16 Lady Kenny Rogers

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11 10 13 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da The Police

Chart News
28 34 28 08 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
32 49 32 06 I Ain't Gonna Stand For It Stevie Wonder
43 53 43 06 A Little In Love Cliff Richard
62 72 62 05 Skateaway Dire Straits

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New Entries

#36 Woman John Lennon
#68 Treat Me Right Pat Benatar
#79 Flash Queen
#90 Watching You Slave
#94 Somebody's Knockin' Terri Gibbs
#97 Long Time Lovin' You McGuffey Lane


US Charts
Billboard Magazine

Cashbox Singles Chart Starting Over John Lennon FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Celebration / Take It To The Top
Kool & The Gang FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Celebration Kool & The Gang FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Albums Double Fantasy John Lennon & Yoko Ono FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 17/01/81
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Imagine John Lennon 150,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 02 07 Antmusic Adam & The Ants 71,000
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02 02 14 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) John Lennon 47,000

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15 04 06 Do Nothing / Maggie's Farm The Specials 47,000

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(Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 45,000
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03 03 08 Stop The Cavalry Jona Lewie 36,000

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20 07 06 Too Nice To Talk To The Beat 34,000

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11 08 08 Rabbit Chas & Dave 34,000
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07 05 06 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da The Police 33,000
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10 10 07 Flash Queen 33,000

The only single that is selling in any kind of quantity this week remains Lennon's "Imagine" which this week sees sales soar to 150,000 as the public farewell doesn't seem to satiated yet. The re-issue has so far sold 281,000, but that doesn't seem to be stemming sales of Lennon's other tracks as again he maintains three singles in the top 5, "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" slumps 2-3 (47,000) and "Starting Over" holds at No 5, that track has now sold 740,000 copies including a slight increase last week to 45,000.

With total sales now at 242,000 "Antmusic" climbs 4-2 though its sales of 71,000 are less than half of "Imagine" and so it poses a challenge on paper only. In better news parent album "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" climbs 9-3 this week and "Dog Eat Dog" also climbs 66-56 and has now sold 280,000 so should be overtaken by "Antmusic" next week.

Hoping for a re-run of last year's smash and grab on the No 1 spot the Specials are back with "Do Nothing/ Maggie's Farm" which powers 15-4 (47,000) and is a fifth straight top 10 hit for Terry Hall and the boys, it should profit due to the fact that "Maggie's Farm" isn't on the album "More Specials"- it seems that Britain is always eager to escape the winter blues with some SKA/ 2Tone.

It's worth noting of course the political connection to the current prime minister in the Specials hit (as you may know the song was composed by Dylan back in the mid 60s, well before Mrs Thatcher's premiership) but it doesn't seem to have hampered the performance. Unlike the Beat who return to the top 10 with "Too Nice To Talk To" up 20-7 (34,000) after the blip of their last single "Best Friend/ Stand Down Margaret" which only made No 22 becoming their first single to fail to make the top 10.

Help up temporarily over the Christmas period "Rabbit" finally becomes the first top 10 hit for Chas & Dave. Pushing their own brand of "Rockney" the phrase comes from Rhyming slang for "talk" and is a tale of the battle of the sexes, some may not be too happy at the track lyrically but it's done the trick for them.

Not much else happening elsewhere with Jona Lewie stumbling 3-6 (36,000) and the Police drop 7-9 (33,000) and Queen hold at No 10 (33,000)
Chart News
12 24 12 07 Who's Gonna Rock You Nolans
14 30 14 05 I Am The Beat The Look
17 31 17 04 I Ain't Gonna Stand For It Stevie Wonder
19 35 19 04 Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & People
23 39 23 04 Young Parisians Adam & The Ants
25 49 25 02 Scary Monsters David Bowie
33 47 33 05 Fade To Grey Visage
39 75 39 02 Rapp Playback James Brown
41 70 41 02 Days Are OK Motels

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New Entries

#36 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
#44 It's My Turn Diana Ross
#48 Cold Love Donna Summer
#49 Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits
#52 Vienna Ultravox
#53 Hang Together Odyssey
#57 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
#59 Gangsters Of The Groove Heatwave
#61 Lonely Heart UFO
#63 Twilight Cafe Susan Fassbender
#68 I Shot The Sheriff Light Of The World
#72 The Bed's Too BIg Without You Sheila Hylton


UK Charts
NME Imagine John Lennon SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

UK Official Indie Chart Cartrouble Adam & The Ants FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Super Trouper ABBA NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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World Charts w/e 17/01/81
Just Like Starting Over John Lennon FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce EIGHTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Super Trouper ABBA FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Nar Vi Tva Blir En Gyllen Tider SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Just Like Starting Over John Lennon SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Couleur menthe a l'eau Eddy Mitchell NEW NUMBER ONE
Super Trouper ABBA FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Lola (Live) The Kinks SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Anna Dai Capelli Rossi Ragazzi Dai Capelli Rossi THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Woman In Love Barbra Streisand SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Angel Of Mine Frank Duval & Orchestra FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Sneaker Blues Masahiko Kondo FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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Upside Down Diana Ross
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Vaatteet Maukka Perusjatka
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Super Trouper ABBA
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Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
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Shandi KISS
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1/17/81 ( Top 100 wks ) lw

1. Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (12) 1
2. Bruce Springsteen- Hungry Heart (11) 2
3. John Lennon- Starting Over (12) 4
4. Blondie - Tide Is High (10) 5
5. Ottawan - Disco (9) 3
6. Pendulum - Gypsy Spirit (14) 7
7. Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (6) 7
8. Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love (9) 9
9. Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind (21) 6
10. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break (8) 18
11. Baby O - Your Eyes (12) 14
12. Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say (14) 8
13. Harry Thuman - Underwater (20) 13
14. Donna Summer - Cold Love (8) 15
15. Kano - It's A War (12) 16
16. Kool & the Gang - Celebration (10) 17
17. Diana Ross - It's My Turn (10) 20
18. Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (8) 19
19. Kenny Rogers - Lady (16) 11
20. Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (10) 21
21. Boz Scaggs - Miss Sun (8) 22
22. Devo - Whip It (21) 10
23. Abba - Winner Takes It All (9) 31
24. Charles Fox - Seasons (7) 29
25. Sky - Toccata (10) 27
26. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play (7) 34
27. Azoto - Anytime or Place (8) 40
28. Hazel O Connor - Will You (18) 25
29. Harlo - Take Off (10) 35
30. Fantasy - You're too Late (6) 37
31. Cameo - Keep It Hot (10) 23
32. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (23) 24
33. Ronnie Milsap - Smokey Mountain Rain (8) 42
34. Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own (23) 26
35. Kings - Switchin To Glide (21) 28
36. Passengers - Hot Leather (10) 36
37. Roger Daltry - Without Your Love (12) 32
38. Jackie English- Once A Night (5) 43
39. Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin' (9) 47
40. Kansas - Hold On (18) 33
Top 40 Dropouts
41. Earth Wind & Fire - You (9) 38
43. Marcy Levy & Robin Gibb - Help Me (11) 30
51. Daryl Hall & John Oates - You've Lost That Loving.. (15) 39
 
Just watching Dire Straits Skateaway.

What a great video for 1981! Shame they do nothing for me musically.

On the contrary, reading the comments on the youtube videos for Skateaway, Tunnel Of Love, Romeo & Juliet there seems to be universal hatred for these videos from people who like the real music. The music and visuals are a rather incongruous fit.
 
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1. (1) Antmusic - Adam and the Ants
2. (2) Imagine - John Lennon
3. (5) Flash - Queen
4. (10) Do Nothing/Maggie's Farm - The Specials
5. (11) Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - David Bowie
6. (3) Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
7. (9) Too Nice To Talk To - The Beat
8. (6) This Wreckage - Gary Numan
9. (NEW) Vienna - Ultravox
10. (4) De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - The Police

11. (7) To Cut a Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet
12. (NEW) In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
13. (8) Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
14. (NEW) Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
15. (19) I Ain't Gonna Stand For It - Stevie Wonder
16. (24) Young Parisians - Adam and the Ants
17. (NEW) It's My Turn - Diana Ross
18. (15) Runaway Boys - The Stray Cats
19. (14) I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
20. (12) (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon

21. (17) Celebration - Kool and the Gang
22. (16) Embarrassment - Madness
23. (27) Fade To Grey - Visage
24. (18) Ace of Spades - Motorhead
25. (28) Burn Rubber On Me - The Gap Band
26. (NEW) While You See a Chance - Steve Winwood
27. (31) Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses?) - James Brown
28. (21) Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond
29. (23) Die Young - Black Sabbath
30. (20) Israel - Siouxsie and the Banshees

31. (25) Super Trouper - ABBA
32. (26) Fashion - David Bowie
33. (13) December Will Be Magic Again - Kate Bush
34. (22) Banana Republic - The Boomtown Rats
35. (NEW) Cold Love - Donna Summer
36. (32) The Tide is High - Blondie
37. (35) Looking for Clues - Robert Palmer
38. (40) Dog Eat Dog - Adam and the Ants
39. (NEW) Lonely Heart - UFO
40. (37) Rock n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC

Yep... we're in for a year of Adam and the Ants, to judge by how things are going up in the top 20. The new entries are definitely pouring in by now and there's a ton of them starting to climb, so let's see how many of them can stick around.
 
I have always loved the video to "Skateaway" - I so badly wanted a Sony Stowaway when I was 11 years old!
I'm not sure I even remember it, I've got the Sultans Of Swing DVD somewhere and did watch it some time ago. I did marvel at how awful most of the videos were (I'd only picked it up cheaply for the Brothers In Arms clips, to be honest).
 
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1 1 7 ANTMUSIC Adam & The Ants
2 7 6 RABBIT Chas & Dave
3 4 7 RUNAWAY BOYS Stray Cats
4 2 6 DE DO DO DO, DE DA DA DA The Police
5 6 7 FLASH Queen
6 11 7 LOOKING FOR CLUES Robert Palmer
7 9 5 THIS WRECKAGE Gary Numan
8 3 4 IMAGINE John Lennon
9 24 2 I AIN'T GONNA STAND FOR IT Stevie Wonder
10 8 8 KISS ON MY LIST Daryl Hall & John Oates
11 13 7 LIES/DON'T DRIVE MY CAR Status Quo
12 18 5 DO NOTHING The Specials
13 25 4 RUNAROUND SUE Racey
14 5 7 STOP THE CAVALRY Jona Lewie
15 22 5 TOO NICE TO TALK TO The Beat
16 - 1 IN THE AIR TONIGHT Phil Collins
17 12 11 CELEBRATION Kool & The Gang
18 35 2 YOUNG PARISIANS Adam & The Ants
19 33 2 DON'T STOP THE MUSIC Yarborough & Peoples
20 15 9 LADY Kenny Rogers
21 - 1 GUILTY Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
22 29 5 WHO'S GONNA ROCK YOU The Nolans
23 14 7 DECEMBER WILL BE MAGIC AGAIN Kate Bush
24 10 4 HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon & Yoko Ono
25 17 7 HUNGRY HEART Bruce Springsteen
26 19 9 EMBARRASSMENT Madness
27 - 1 FADE TO GREY Visage
28 - 1 SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS) David Bowie
29 30 3 IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE Mac Davis
30 21 8 LOVE ON THE ROCKS Neil Diamond
31 23 13 DOG EAT DOG Adam & The Ants
32 16 11 (JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER John Lennon
33 20 9 DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE Eddy Grant
34 26 9 BANANA REPUBLIC The Boomtown Rats
35 38 3 LORRAINE Bad Manners
36 27 7 ROCK'N'ROLL AIN'T NOISE POLLUTION AC/DC
37 32 9 TO CUT A LONG STORY SHORT Spandau Ballet
38 31 15 ENOLA GAY O.M.D.
39 - 1 BURN RUBBER ON ME The Gap Band
40 28 10 SUPER TROUPER ABBA
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This week's top 3 sounds more like an episode of Planet Earth II (note to self: try not to miss this programme in 35 years time)....we have Antmusic at #1, Rabbit at #2, and (Stray) Cats at #3...while look who's joined the party at #28...

As the joys of Christmas well and truly fade to grey, a number of festive highflyers take a tumble (Jona Lewie drops 9 to 14, Kate Bush is down 9 to 23, while John Lennon sees all three of his charting singles plummet). Several singles are peaking on their 7th week; Queen, Robert Palmer and Status Quo. Stevie Wonder and Racey are making the greatest strides, along with a young Adam & The Ants who could yet dethrone themselves (ouch).

The first proper intake of 1981 includes a solo Phil Collins, the second hit from Streisand's collaboration with Barry Gibb, and Visage - a new "studio" band featuring Midge Ure.
 
Before I reveal the HMV Retrochart in full - some makers and shakers - are they in your Retrochart?
We've got nine new entries this week and I will feature the higher ones:
To kick off:
Number 44 - new entry for Odyssey and "Hang Together":

 
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