PJOPS Retrochart w/e 21/03/81

THE RETROCHART
We are taking a trip down memory lane

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The Rules


- This is a retrochart which commenced week ending 5 January 1980.

- 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 21/03/81


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01 01 10 Vienna Ultravox
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SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 07 Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
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05 03 05 Kids In America Kim Wilde
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03 03 08 Reward Teardrop Explodes

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04 04 05 Jealous Guy Roxy Music
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07 06 05 Planet Earth Duran Duran

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06 06 07 That's Entertainment The Jam
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12 08 06 Four From Toyah EP: It's A Mystery Toyah

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08 07 06 Message Of Love The Pretenders
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14 10 03 I Missed Again Phil Collins
 
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11 11 11 11 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
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12 16 12 03 Lately Stevie Wonder
13 20 13 04 It's A Love Thing The Whispers
14 25 14 03 You Better You Bet The Who

15 13 01 10 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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16 15 15 14 Can You Feel It Jacksons
17 19 17 15 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
18 22 18 04 Star Kiki Dee
19 26 19 02 Mind Of A Toy Visage
20 39 20 03 This Ole House Shakin Stevens HIGHEST CLIMBER

21 17 05 08 I Surrender Rainbow
22 09 01 09 Woman John Lennon
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23 40 23 02 Ceremony New Order
24 18 15 07 Southern Freeez Freeez
25 23 23 04 Jones vs Jones Kool & The Gang
26 10 02 09 Rapture Blondie
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27 27 13 10 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
28 29 28 08 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
29 104 29 01 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone FEATURED
30 34 30 03 Einstein A Go-Go Landscape

31 30 27 06 Somebody (Help Me Out) Beggar & Co
32 143 32 01 Attention To Me Nolans FEATURED
33 35 33 03 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd

34 32 32 07 Precious To Me Phil Seymour
35 33 03 16 Antmusic Adam & The Ants
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36 21 05 14 Fade To Grey Visage
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37 24 15 09 Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me) XTC
38 37 33 05 St Valentine's Day Massacre EP: Please Don't Touch Motorhead/Girlschool
39 102 39 01 Intuition Linx FEATURED
40 42 40 07 Ain't Even Done With The Night John Cougar Mellencamp

41 36 29 07 I'm In Love With A German Film Star The Passions
42 49 42 05 Who Do You Think You're Fooling Donna Summer
43 38 38 04 Something Bout You Baby I Like Status Quo
44 43 43 04 Boys & Girls Human League
45 --- 45 01 (We Don't Need) This Fascist Groove Thang Heaven 17 HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
46 47 10 12 A Little In Love Cliff Richard
47 45 45 05 Hearts On Fire Randy Meisner
48 51 48 04 Turn Me Loose Loverboy
49 54 49 03 How Bout Us Champaign

50 48 12 11 Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & Peoples
 
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Retrochart 21/03/81


51 44 21 08 We'll Bring The House Down Slade
52 50 38 08 Treat Me Right Pat Benatar
53 59 53 03 Guilty Classix Nouveaux
54 46 16 07 Rock This Town The Stray Cats
55 52 34 15 Games People Play Alan Parsons Project
56 31 14 09 The Return Of The Los Palmos 7 Madness
57 --- 57 01 New Orleans Gillan FEATURED
58 --- 58 01 Night Games Graham Bonnett FEATURED
59 110 59 01 New Toy Lene Lovich FEATURED

60 55 16 12 Burn Rubber The Gap Band
61 83 55 04 All American Girls Sister Sledge
62 61 01 30 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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63 57 37 08 Set Me Free Three Degrees
64 56 24 11 I Am The Beat The Look
65 65 65 05 Fantastic Voyage Lakeside
66 62 54 12 Give Me A Break Vivien Vee
67 63 63 09 Smokey Mountain Rain Ronnie Milsap
68 66 66 08 Ah Leah Donnie Iris
69 64 64 08 Looking Up Donna Summer
70 80 70 02 Yesterday once More - Nothing Remains The Same The Spinners
71 41 36 19 Sailing Christopher Cross
72 87 72 02 The Jezebel Spirit Brian Eno & David Byrne
73 69 69 07 Ghost Riders In The Sky Outlaws
74 73 73 06 Fade Away Bruce Springsteen
75 --- 75 01 Yellow Pearl Phil Lynott FEATURED
76 67 01 22 Celebration Kool & The Gang
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77 77 77 02 One Step Ahead Split Enz
78 60 02 13 Ain't Gonna Stand For It Stevie Wonder
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79 81 79 02 Twilight Zone b/w Wrathchild Iron Maiden
80 71 71 06 (Do The) Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
81 82 24 14 Crying Don McClean
82 78 78 03 Please Don't Ask Me John Farnham
83 76 54 18 Gypsy Spirit Pendulum
84 89 61 10 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
85 79 79 07 I Hear Music In The Streets Unlimited Touch
86 70 70 04 Celebrate Simple Minds
87 68 42 13 Full Of Fire Shalamar
88 72 29 27 Underwater Harry Thumann
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89 84 15 28 D.I.S.C.O. Ottawan
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90 86 86 03 Living In A Fantasy Leo Sayer
91 98 91 02 Megatron Man Patrick Cowley
92 28 13 10 Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits
93 --- 93 01 Plan B Dexy's Midnight Runners
94 94 02 18 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police
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95 92 92 02 Head Prince
96 99 11 12 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
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97 88 18 26 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie
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98 58 11 16 It's My Turn Diana Ross
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99 106 99 01 Walls Flowers FEATURED
100 85 56 12 State Of The Heart Mondo Rock
 
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This week's certifications


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PLATINUM 9000 points

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GOLD 6000 points

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SILVER 3000 points

Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
Woman John Lennon

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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones


1980
05/01/80 Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd 452
12/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 548
19/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 443.5
26/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 498
02/02/80 Sara Fleetwood Mac 526
09/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 441
16/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 456
23/02/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 551
01/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 533
08/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 536
15/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 524
22/03/80 Atomic Blondie 551
29/03/80 Going Underground The Jam 639
05/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 638
12/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 590.5
19/04/80 Call Me Blondie 646
26/04/80 Call Me Blondie 647
03/05/80 Call Me Blondie 597.5
10/05/80 Call Me Blondie 637
17/05/80 A Forest The Cure 584.5
24/05/80 A Forest The Cure 541
31/05/80 A Forest The Cure 485.5
07/06/80 A Forest The Cure 513
14/06/80 We Are Glass Gary Numan 517
21/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 537

28/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 495.5
05/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 460
12/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 558
19/07/80 Upside Down Diana Ross 506
26/07/80 Babooshka Kate Bush 483
02/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 574
09/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 591
16/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 543
23/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 492
30/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 489
06/09/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 580 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - SIX WEEKS
13/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 593
20/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 544
27/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 496
04/10/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 486
11/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 481
18/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 480
25/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 468
01/11/80 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand 452
08/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 451
15/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 470
22/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 478
29/11/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 488
06/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 446
13/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 436
20/12/80 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 433
27/12/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 474
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CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE


1981
03/01/81 Celebration Kool & The Gang 387
10/01/81 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 403
17/01/81 Flash Queen 390
24/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 443
31/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 422.5
07/02/81 Woman John Lennon 422
14/02/81 Vienna Ultravox
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21/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 449
28/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 451
07/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 438
14/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 438
21/03/81
Vienna Ultravox 425 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - SIX WEEKS

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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday The Winner Takes It All ABBA (8th week)
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@Eric Generic Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants (2nd week)
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@Hairycub1969 Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads (2nd week)
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@Ironheade Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants (1st week)
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@phoenix123 Reward Teardrop Explodes (2nd week)



 
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Week 12

Global chart Top 10 w/e 21/03/81

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01 01 08 Woman John Lennon FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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05 02 04 Rapture Blondie

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06 03 02 Keep On Loving You R.E.O. Speedwagon

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02 02 06 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
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07 05 03 The Best Of Times Styx
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03 01 18 Just Like Starting Over John Lennon
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04 03 06 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
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10 08 02 Ain't Gonna Stand For It Stevie Wonder
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09 03 09 Celebration Kool & The Gang

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10 01 Crying Don McClean
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 21/03/81

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02 01 17 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon NEW NUMBER ONE

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03 02 10 Woman John Lennon

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04 03 09 The Best Of Times Styx
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9 To 5 Dolly Parton
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06 05 09 Crying Don McClean
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07 06 08 Rapture Blondie
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09 07 08 Hello Again Neil Diamond
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08 08 18 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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05 01 20 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
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12 10 08 What Kind Of Fool Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

Chart News
14 21 14 07 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
15 22 15 07 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police
22 29 22 04 I Can't Stand It Eric Clapton & His Band
29 38 29 02 Her Town Too James Taylor
31 41 31 06 Being With You Smokey Robinson
48 70 48 02 Time Out Of Mind Steely Dan
50 64 50 03 Sweetheart Franke & The Knockouts
58 72 58 02 Me Andy Gibb
67 78 67 03 Lovers After All Melissa Manchester & Peabo Bryson


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New Entries

#60 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
#63 You Better You Bet The Who
#65 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
#77 Living Inside Myself Gino Vannelli
#79 I Missed Again Phil Collins
#81 Somebody Special Rod Stewart
#89 All American Girls Sister Sledge
#90 Where's Your Angel Lani Hall


US Charts
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Billboard Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart Woman John Lennon SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary What Kind Of Fool Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Rapture / The Tide Is High Blondie FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & Peoples FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 21/03/81

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Jealous Guy Roxy Music 97,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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07 07 04 This Ole House Shakin Stevens 86,000

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06 06 05 Kids In America Kim Wilde 84,000
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02 02 10 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants 80,000
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05 05 08 Do The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast 64,000
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13 06 08 Reward Teardrop Explodes 52,000
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04 02 10 Vienna Ultravox 45,000
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11 08 06 Four From Toyah Toyah 44,000
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16 09 03 You Better You Bet The Who 44,000
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Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce 44,000
Another very close week this week sales wise which saw a cruel TOTP schedule deprive a 7-1 climb for Shakin Stevens who lead until late on with “This Ole House” and came in with 86,000 (an increase of 64%) but without an appearance on the BBC flagship show Roxy Music eased past him at the death even with a 20% sales slide to 97,000, even Kim Wilde (who also benefitted from TOTP) almost caught shaky in the end with sales up 51% to 84,000. On current trends though it will be Shaky who gets the boost next week and should stroll to the top unless something outstanding happens.

The same factor affects the lower positions too with Coast to Coast up sales wise to 64,000 thanks to the programme (though they hold at No 5) and among those who feel the consequences of a non appearance include Adam & The Ants (2-4, 80,000) Ultravox (4-7, 45,000) and perhaps most tellingly of all Joe Dolce who not only collapses 3-10 but sold just 44,000 last week, that’s an eye watering 61% drop week on week, it seems the joke has finally worn thin.

Onto those new entries and we start with Teardrop Explodes, with only hit to their name previously (When I Dream, No 48 last year) “Reward” has surprised many by being their breakthrough as it bolts 13-6 (52,000), parent album “Kilimanjaro” will be re-issued shortly in light of the bands commercial arrival.

Toyah are fronted by lead vocalist Toyah Willcox who is better known for her TV and Film work most memorably in the Derek Jarman’s “Jubilee” and “The Tempest” and of course “Quadrophenia”, but she has run her musical ambitions alongside her acting though as yet to no avail. She now has something to brag about as the “Four From Toyah EP” climbs 11-8 (44,000) with lead track “It’s A Mystery” the one picking up the radio support, it’s the bands sixth release.

Speaking of “Quadrophenia” that film is of course loosely based on The Who’s album of the same name, and the band themselves are back in the top 10 this week with “You Better You Bet”. It’s the group 14th top 10 single though they are yet to get that all important No 1 single having made the runner up spot twice, well if Roxy Music can do it!. It rises 16-9 (44,000) this week, parent album “Face Dances” is out this week.


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New Entries

#42 Decadent Days Hazel O'Connor

#44 New Orleans Gillan
#47 I Saw Her Standing There Elton John & John Lennon
#54 Capstick Comes Home / Sheffiled Grinder Tony Capstick / Carlton main / Frickley Colliery Band
#63 Yellow Pearl Phil Pynott
#64 (We Don't Need) This Fascist Groove Thang Heaven 17
#65 Plan B Dexy's Midnight Runners
#69 Night Games Graham Bonnet
#72 Jitterbugging Heatwave

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NME Jealous Guy Roxy Music SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

UK Official Indie Chart Ceremony New Order NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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# Artist - Song - (weeks) last week
1. Abba - Winner Takes It All (18) 1
2. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play (16) 2
3. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (7) 5
4. Pat Benetar - Treat Me Right (10) 4
5. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break (17) 3
6. Ronnie Milsap - Smokey Mountain Rain (17) 6
7. Donnie Iris - Ah Leah! (13) 7
8.Phil Seymour - Precious To Me (9) 10
9.Outlaws - Riders In The Sky (10) 9
10. Gap Band - Burn Rubber (15) 11
11. Kool & the Gang - Celebration (19) 8
12. Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night (16) 13
13. Stevie Wonder - I Aint Gonna Stand For it (15) 14
14. Don Mclean - Crying (9) 18
15. Pendulum - Gypst Spirit (23) 15
16. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (15) 16
17. REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You (10) 23
18. Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music In The Streets (14) 17
19. John Lennon - Woman (9) 20
20. Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O. (18) 19
21. Leo Sayer - Living In A Fantasy (8) 21
22. Randy Meisner -Hearts On Fire (9) 24
23. Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (5) 26
24. Cliff Richard - A Little In Love (8) 27
25. Sheena Easton - Morning Train (5) 29
26. Kelly Marie - Feels Like i'm In Love (18) 22
27. Whispers - It's A Love Thing (6) 34
28. Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (4) 36
29. Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (21) 12
30. Marvin Hamlisch - Ordinary People Theme (13) 25
31. Jim Stafford - Cow Patti (4) 33
32. Earth Wind & Fire - And Love Goes On (7) 32
33. April Wine - Just Between You And me (5) 40
34. Rupert Holmes - Blackjack (5) 35
35. John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night (7) 42
36. Ultravox - Vienna (4) 47
37. Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning (5) 43
38. Night - Love On The Airwaves (17) 28
39. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (7) 44
40. Dolly Parton 9 to 5 (8) 41
41. Donna Summer - Who Do You Think You're Fooling (4) 48
42. Terri Gibbs - Somebodys Knockin' (5) 46
43. Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (4) 53
44. Fantasy - You're Too Late (15) 31
45. Tantra - Hills of Katmandu (19) 37
46. Champaign - How Bout Us (5) 49
47. Tierra - Together (15) 30
48. Sister Sledge - All American Girls (5) 54
49. Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (15) 39
50. Spinners - Yesterday Once More.. (5) 55
51. Neil Diamond - Hello Again (6) 52
52. Rush - Limelight (2) 68
53. Crazy Joe - Eugene (5) 57
54. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (3) 63
55. Steely Dan - Time out Of Mind (2) 81
56. Firefall - Staying With It (8) 38
57. Badfinger - Hold On (5) 58
58. Con Funk Shun - Too Tight (9) 45
59. Azoto - Anytime Or Place (17) 50
60. Vivien Vee - Remember (10) 66
61. XTC- Generals And Majors (5) 60
62. Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand it (2) 74
63. Rovers - Wasn't that A party (3) 75
64. Styx - Best Of Times (5) 64
65. .38 Special - Hold On Loosely (2) 82
66. Carol Douglas - My Simple Heart (3) 70
67. Jam - That's Entertainment (3) 72
68. Sharon Redd - Can You Handle it (5) 62
69. Three Degrees - Set Me Free (13) 59
70. Emmylou Harris - Mister Sandman (2) 83
71. Baby O - Your Eyes (21) 56
72. Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (17) 51
73. Who - You Better You Bet (1) <new
74. Three Degrees - Red light (2) 85
75. Boz Scaggs - Miss Sun (17) 65
76. Convertion - Let's Do It (4) 78
77. Norman Conners - Melancholy Fire (5) 77
78. Twennynine f/Lenny White - Fancy Dancer (4) 79
79. Joe Cheney Band - Proud (4) 80
80. T.G. Sheppard - I Loved'em Every One (1) <new
81. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (20) 61
82. Whitesnake - Ain't no Love In The Heart.. (5) 84
83. Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands (1) <new
84. Joan Jett - You Don't Own Me (4) 78
85. Kano - It's A War (21) 73
86. Diana Ross - It's my Turn (19) 67
87. T.S. Monk - Bon Boin Vie (1) <new
88. Smokey Robinson - Being With You (1) <new
89. Blondie - Rapture (3) 94
90. Harlo - Take off (19) 74
91. Joey Knight - Perfect Fit (5) 76
92. Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind (30) 89
93. Suzi Quatro - Lipstick (6) 86
94. Harry Thumann - Underwater (29) 91
95. Touch - Don't You Know What Love is (5) 87
96. Hazel O' Connor - Will You (27) 95
97. Carly Simon- Come Upstairs (1) <new
98. Melanie - One more try (1) <new
99. Blondie - Tide Is High (19) 93
100. Glen Campbell - I Don't Even Know You're Name (8) 98
 

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From 12-6-80 to 1-24-81 Love On The Rocks by Neil Diamond held the #1 spot, On 1-31-81 The Winner Takes It All took over the top spot, and it is still there 3-21-81! Two #1 songs in 16 weeks.
 
1. (1) Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam and the Ants
2. (5) Kids in America - Kim Wilde
3. (11) Ceremony - New Order
4. (1) That's Entertainment - The Jam
5. (2) Vienna - Utravox
6. (8) Planet Earth - Duran Duran
7. (4) Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
8. (10) You Better You Bet - The Who
9. (6) Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads
10. (7) Reward - The Teardrop Explodes

11. (14) Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
12. (16) Four from Toyah EP - Toyah
13. (18) Twilight Zone/Wrathchild - Iron Maiden
14. (9) Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me) - XTC
15. (12) St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP - Motorhead/Girlschool
16. (22) Mind of a Toy - Visage
17. (13) Boys and Girls - The Human League
18. (NEW) (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thing - Heaven 17
19. (21) Lately - Stevie Wonder
20. (17) Message of Love - The Pretenders

21. (25) I Missed Again - Phil Collins
22. (15) Rapture - Blondie
23. (NEW) Plan B - Dexys Midnight Runners
24. (20) Antmusic - Adam and the Ants
25. (19) Woman - John Lennon
26. (23) In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
27. (28) Jones vs. Jones - Kool and the Gang
28. (24) I Surrender - Rainbow
29. (33) What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - Dave Stewart and Colin Blunstone
30. (26) The Return of the Los Palmas 7 - Madness

31. (NEW) Night Games - Graham Bonnet
32. (36) New Toy - Lene Lovich
33. (29) 9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
34. (NEW) New Orleans - Gillan
35. (27) We'll Bring the House Down - Slade
36. (31) Fade To Grey - Visage
37. (30) Rock This Town - The Stray Cats
38. (NEW) Yellow Pearl - Phil Lynott
39. (35) I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
40. (32) Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

Oooh, we've got one big ascent here... looks like Joy Division's follow-up project is going to be just as successful, folks!
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Singles Top Ten w/e 21/03/81


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02 01 08 I Surrender / Rainbow
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25,000
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08 05 14 Who Do You Think You're Fooling / Donna Summer 22,500
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09 06 07 Southern Freeez / Freeez 22,000

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05 05 08 Ain't Even Done With The Night / John Cougar Mellencamp 22,000
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07 04 13 Looking Up / Donna Summer 21,000
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10 09 05 Jealous Guy / Roxy Music 20,000
10
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12 10 07 Fade Away / Bruce Springsteen 18,000
 
11 13 11 05 Planet Earth / Duran Duran
12 03 01 09 Rapture / Blondie
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13 16 13 07 One Step Ahead / Split Enz
14 29 14 04 This Ole House / Shakin Stevens
15 17 15 08 Please Don't Ask Me / John Farnham
16 22 16 07 It's A Love Thing / The Whispers
17 30 17 04 Can You Handle It / Sharon Redd
18 18 18 09 Turn Me Loose / Loverboy
19 31 19 06 How Bout Us / Champaign

20 14 05 14 Full Of Fire / Shalamar
21 20 19 10 While You See A Chance / Steve Winwood
22 15 01 10 In The Air Tonight / Phil Collins
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23 11 02 10 Vienna / Ultravox
24 19 06 07 That's Entertainment / The Jam
25 46 25 03 Lately / Stevie Wonder
26 32 26 05 Star / Kiki Dee
27 44 27 03 You Better You Bet / The Who
28 34 28 07 Walls / Flowers

29 21 04 17 State Of The Heart / Mondo Rock
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30 25 09 15 A Little In Love / Cliff Richard
31 59 31 02 Attention To Me / Nolans HIGHEST CLIMBER
32 36 32 06 Just The Two Of Us / Grover Washington Jr

33 26 24 09 Hearts On Fire / Randy Meisner
34 28 16 11 Set Me Free / The Three Degrees
35 42 35 08 Just When I Needed You Most / Barbara Jones
36 33 33 06 Message Of Love / The Pretenders
37 53 37 03 I Missed Again / Phil Collins
38 35 30 07 Once In A Lifetime / Talking Heads
39 37 07 17 9 To 5 / Dolly Parton
40 38 32 06 Take My Time / Sheena Easton
41 24 05 14 I Need Your Lovin / Teena Marie
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42 23 10 17 It's My Turn / Diana Ross
43 27 01 19 Kiss On My List / Hall & Oates
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44 65 44 04 Guilty / Classix Nouveau
45 43 43 10 The Bed's Too Big Without You / Sheila Hylton
46 50 46 06 It's A Mystery / Toyah
47 41 27 09 The Freeze / Spandau Ballet
48 66 48 03 All American Girls / Sister Sledge
49 47 47 08 Fly Away / Peter Allen
50 51 50 06 Being With You / Smokey Robinson
51 39 07 18 He Can't Love You / Michael Stanley Band
52 40 02 17 Cold Love / Donna Summer
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53 45 01 16 Flash / Queen
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54 55 54 05 Shaddap You Face / Joe Dolce
55 76 55 02 Her Town Too / James Taylor
56 67 56 04 Einstein A Go-Go / Landscape

57 48 09 16 Antmusic / Adam & The Ants
58 60 58 06 Somebody Help Me Out / Beggar & Co.
59 61 60 07 What's On Your Mind / George Benson
60 64 61 05 Yeterday Once More b/w Nothing Remains The Same / The Spinners

61 52 18 14 Fade To Grey / Visage
62 49 17 13 Don't Stop The Music / Yarborough & People
63 54 52 08 Don't You Know What Love Is / Touch
64 84 64 02 Tango In Mono / Expressos
65 72 65 03 The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) / Journey

66 56 10 09 Woman / John Lennon
67 57 33 10 Treat Me Right / Pat Benatar
68 89 68 02 Enemy Lines / James Freud's Berlin
69 95 69 02 Trickle Trickle / Manhatten Transfer

70 58 39 09 I Am The Beat / The Look
71 63 52 09 Per Elisa / Alice
72 73 72 03 Jones vs Jones / Kool & The Gang
73 --- 73 01 Yellow Pearl / Phil Lynott HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

74 62 22 16 Games People Play / The Alan Parsons Project
75 100 75 02 Lipstick / Suzi Quatro
76 68 35 14 Innocence / Harlequin
77 --- 77 01 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Dave Syewart feat Colin Blunstone
78 69 57 09 Too Tight / Con Funk Shun
79 97 79 02 Ceremony / New Order
80 71 69 06 Tunnel Of Love / Dire Straits
81 70 26 13 Burn Rubber On Me / The Gap Band
82 --- 82 01 Decadent Days / Hazel O'Connor
83 85 04 26 When I Dream / Teardrop Explodes
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84 77 75 09 Skateaway / Romeo & Juliet / Dire Straits
85 75 02 17 Can You Feel It / Jacksons
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86 123 86 01 A Woman Needs Love Too / Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio
87 91 87 03 Stars On 45 Medley / Starsound
88 92 88 03 Fantastic Voyage / Lakeside
89 101 89 01 Fireflies / Fleetwood Mac

90 74 59 18 Kings Of The Wild Frontier / Adam & The Ants
91 78 33 11 Dirty Mind / Prince
92 105 22 10 Since You Been Gone / Rainbow
93 87 01 20 Hungry Heart / Bruce Springsteen
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94 88 01 19 Super Trouper / ABBA
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95 79 17 15 Too Nice To Talk To / The Beat
96 115 96 01 What Kind Of Fool / Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb
97 106 97 01 Don't Go / Judas Priest

98 93 08 21 Wait For Me / Hall & Oates
99 81 31 09 Hitsville UK / The Clash
100 80 32 13 Rabbit / Chas & Dave
 
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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
14/03/81 2 Reward Teardrop Explodes

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
 
Before I reveal the HMV Retrochart - some makers and shakers:

Number 49 - new entry for Lene Lovich (with a little help from Thomas Dolby) and "New Toy":

 
Number 45 - new entry for Gillan who are knocking out a new single each month at the moment - here's their version of "New Orleans":

 
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