PJOPS Retrochart w/e 23/02/80



The Rules

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

- This week is week ending 23 February 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 UK/US entries and new releases that are eligible to chart and links to international charts.

- 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 #40)

- Your #1 gets 100 points, #2 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.

Retrochart w/e 23/02/80

01 03 01 08 On The Radio Donna Summer ** NEW NUMBER ONE **
02 ne 02 01 Atomic Blondie ** HIGHEST NEW ENTRY **

03 01 01 08 Rock With You Michael Jackson
04 04 04 04 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
05 02 01 08 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
06 07 06 05 Underpass John Foxx
07 06 05 05 Too Much Too Young The Specials
08 10 08 02 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
09 23 09 02 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions ** HIGHCLIMBER **

10 08 08 02 Call Me Blondie
11 15 11 05 Living By Numbers New Musik
12 05 01 08 Sara Fleetwood Mac
13 09 02 08 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
14 11 11 08 It's Different For Girls Joe Jackson
15 16 13 04 Carrie Cliff Richard
16 12 12 04 Save Me Queen
17 14 14 05 The Plastic Age Buggles
18 13 06 08 My Girl Madness
19 17 17 06 Three Minute Hero The Selecter
20 21 20 03 So Good To Be Back Home The Tourists
21 19 19 04 Baby I Love You The Ramones
22 37 22 06 Too Hot Kool & The Gang ** HIGHCLIMBER **
23 53 23 02 All Night Long Rainbow ** HIGHCLIMBER **
24 ne 24 01 So Lonely The Police ** NEW ENTRY **

25 20 03 08 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
26 103 26 01 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney ** HIGHEST CLIMBER **
27 24 24 07 California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys
28 25 25 04 Someone's Looking At You The Boomtown Rats
29 28 27 07 I Hear You Now Jon & Vengelis
30 30 26 08 Le Banana Split Lio
31 52 31 02 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman ** HIGHCLIMBER **
32 34 32 03 Red Frame White Light OMD

33 33 33 03 TV The Flying Lizards
34 29 07 08 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
35 32 32 07 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
36 38 36 04 Jane Jefferson Starship
37 18 04 08 London Calling The Clash
38 35 15 08 Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles
39 31 18 08 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
40 ne 40 01 I Zimbra Talking Heads ** NEW ENTRY **
41 47 41 04 Dark Entries Bauhaus
42 re 42 04 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners ** RE ENTRY **

43 41 25 08 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
44 48 30 08 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
45 49 15 08 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
46 102 46 01 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb ** HIGHCLIMBER **

47 39 38 04 Jazz Carnival Azymuth
48 43 05 08 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
49 44 37 08 Transmission Joy Division
50 42 02 08 I Have A Dream ABBA
 
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100-50
51 46 06 08 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
52 26 17 05 What's A Matter Baby Ellen Foley
53 54 24 07 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
54 27 27 04 Ten O'Clock Postman Secret Service
55 ne 55 01 Hands Off She's Mine The Beat ** NEW ENTRY **
56 22 02 08 Union City Blue Blondie ** FREEFALLER **
57 40 34 07 Oh Susie Secret Service
58 59 58 03 Ricky's Hand Fad Gadget
59 60 40 08 Damaged Goods Gang Of Four
60 63 46 08 Life During Wartime Talking Heads
61 64 61 05 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
62 ne 62 01 Wardance Killing Joke ** NEW ENTRY **

63 45 14 08 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
64 62 50 07 The Second Time Around Shalamar
65 65 49 08 Dreaming Blondie
66 68 53 08 Bomber Motorhead
67 69 67 04 Way Of The World Cheap Trick

68 66 65 05 The Changeling Simple Minds
69 61 36 08 Aurora B. Chrisma
70 70 09 08 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
71 72 55 08 Dream Police Cheap Trick
72 67 67 04 Knock On Wood Amii Stewart
73 75 33 08 Harmony In My Head Buzzcocks
74 77 28 08 I Was Made For Lovin' You KISS
75 76 73 05 We Belong To The Night Ellen Foley

76 74 23 08 Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band
77 71 31 08 Back To Nature Fad Gadget
78 80 24 08 Message In A Bottle The Police
79 85 34 08 Empire State Human Human League
80 82 09 08 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
81 83 81 03 Contort Yourself James White & The Blacks
82 86 59 07 Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
83 90 53 07 Rocking On The Red Book Henriette Coulouvrat

84 73 64 06 Spirits (Having Flown) Bee Gees
85 88 85 04 You've Got My Number The Undertones
86 91 39 08 Tar Visage
87 89 38 08 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
88 92 45 08 Quiet Life Japan

89 36 33 06 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes ** FREEFALLER **
90 115 90 01 The Hardest Part Blondie

91 84 84 05 Strange Little Girl Sad Café
92 109 92 01 Right In The Socket Shalamar
93 93 27 08 My Feet Keep Dancing Chic
94 94 66 08 Soldier Solider Spizzenergi
95 55 06 08 Walking On The Moon The Police ** FREEFALLER **
96 87 12 08 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
97 96 69 08 Des Laids, Des Laids Serge Gainsbourg
98 79 53 07 Human Fly The Cramps
99 125 99 01 Small Paradise John Cougar
100 99 41 08 Map Ref 41 N 93 W Wire

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Bubbling Under

tw lw pk wk
01 06 102 00 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb
02 ne 103 00 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
03 02 104 00 Can We Still Be Friends Robert Palmer
04 03 107 00 The Monochrome Set The Monochrome Set
05 09 109 00 Right In The Socket Shalamar
06 08 115 00 The Hardest Part Blondie
07 07 107 00 So You Want To Be (A Rock'n'Roll Star) Patti Smith Group
08 05 110 00 Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
09 ne 120 00 At The Edge Stiff Little Fingers
10 ne 125 00 Small Paradise John Cougar

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PJOPS Year to date Top 20 w/e 23/02/80

tw lw points pk wk
01 01 3634 01 08 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
02 02 3023 02 08 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
03 04 2837 01 08 Sara Fleetwood Mac
04 07 2743 01 08 Rock With You Michael Jackson

05 03 2715 02 08 Union City Blue Blondie
06 06 2555 03 08 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
07 05 2452 01 08 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
08 09 2385 04 08 London Calling The Clash
09 08 2383 02 08 I Have A Dream ABBA
10 14 2361 03 08 On The Radio Donna Summer
11 10 2287 06 08 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
12 11 2284 06 08 My Girl Madness
13 12 2140 05 08 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
14 13 1966 06 08 Walking On The Moon The Police
15 15 1914 07 08 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
16 19 1817 12 08 It's Different For Girls Joe Jackson
17 24 1795 05 05 Too Much Too Young The Specials

18 17 1746 18 07 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
19 16 1705 09 08 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
20 21 1675 15 08 Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles
 
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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones

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

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This week's #1s

@2014 Call Me Blondie (1st week)
@Eric Generic Carrie Cliff Richard (1st week)
@Hairycub1969 Too Much Too Young The Specials (3rd week)
@nnnumb Ricky's Hand Fad Gadget (2nd week)
@phoenix123 Save Me Queen (1st week)
@Russron California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys (6th week)

Last week's #1s

@KamikazeHeart Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (4th week)

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#1s around the world w/e 23/02/80

Australia Kent Music Report Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band (2nd week)
Canada RPM Magazine Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (1st week)
Europe Europarade Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (3rd week)
France IFOP Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (3rd week)
Germany Media Control Top 100 Singles Sun Of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band (3rd week)
Holland Nationale Hitparade Nederland Die Heeft De Bal Andre Van Duin (4th week)
Israel Reshel Gimmet/IBA Last Train To London Electric Light Orchestra (2nd week)
Italy Germano Ruscitto Disco Bambina Heather Parisi (2nd week)
Japan Music Labo Daitokai Crystal King (4th week)
New Zealand RIANZ Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (2nd week)
South Africa Springbok Radio Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd (2nd week)
Sweden Topplistan Flick Pa TV2 Gyllele Tyder (1st week)
UK BMRB Top 75 Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers (2nd week)
US Billboard Hot 100 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen (1st week)
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play And The Beat Goes On The Whispers (1st week)
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown (1st week)

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World charts w/e 23/02/80

BMRB UK Top 75

Billboard Top 100
French Airplay
Canadian Top 50 / Top 100
Swedish Top 20


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New in the UK w/e 23/02/80

Atomic Blondie
Running Free Iron Maiden
Hands Off - She's Mine The Beat
Cuba Gibson Brothers
Rhythm Talk Jocko
Stomp The Brothers Johnson
Tonight I'm Alright Narada Michael Walden
Holdin' On Tony Rallo
Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
Hello America Def Leppard
Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold
Rosie Joan Armatrading


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New in the US w/e 23/02/80

I Can't Tell You Why The Eagles
Fire Lake Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Pilot Of The Airwaves Charlie Dore
Set Me Free Utopia
Fire In The Morning Melissa Manchester
Keep The Fire Kenny Loggins
GIrl With The Hungry Eyes Jefferson Starship
Carrie Cliff Richard
It's Like We Never Said Goodbye Crystal Gayle
Spirit Of The Radio Rush
Loving You With My Eyes Starland Vocal Band
Autograph John Denver
Somewhere In America Survivor
 
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W/e 23rd Feb 1980

TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 1 5 1 TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG The Specials 4
2 2 8 2 ROCK WITH YOU Michael Jackson 12
3 4 4 3 AND THE BEAT GOES ON The Whispers 2
4 NEW 1 4 ATOMIC Blondie 3
5 13 2 5 GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS Peter Gabriel 25
6 3 4 3 SOMEONE'S LOOKING AT YOU Boomtown Rats 7
7 15 4 7 BABY I LOVE YOU The Ramones 8
8 5 4 5 SAVE ME Queen 20
9 7 3 7 UNDERPASS John Foxx 33
10 9 5 7 CHANGELING Simple Minds N/A
11 17 3 11 CARRIE Cliff Richard 6
12 6 8 1 MY GIRL Madness 29
13 22 2 13 SO GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN The Tourists 10
14 11 4 11 THREE MINUTE HERO The Selecter 21
15 10 7 4 I HEAR YOU NOW Jon and Vengelis 13
16 8 6 4 IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Joe Jackson 19
17 27 2 17 ALL NIGHT LONG Rainbow 30
18 18 4 18 THE PLASTIC AGE Buggles 18
19 23 3 19 JANE Jefferson Starship 27
20 12 5 9 LIVING BY NUMBERS New Musik 22
21 NEW 1 21 I CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN Elvis Costello and the Attractions 9
22 21 8 3 LONDON CALLING The Clash N/A
23 14 4 11 JAZZ CARNIVAL Azymuth 49
24 NEW 1 24 SO LONELY The Police 38
25 NEW 1 25 TOO HOT Kool and the Gang 24
26 25 3 25 RED FRAME, WHITE LIGHT OMD N/A
27 NEW 1 27 ON THE RADIO Donna Summer 32
28 NEW 1 28 TOGETHER WE'RE BEAUTIFUL Fern Kinney 23
29 20 8 1 BRASS IN POCKET The Pretenders 42
30 28 8 1 WALKING ON THE MOON The Police N/A

The Specials get a third week at number one making “Too much too young” the longest running number one of the year so far. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson’s “Rock with you” has been stuck at number two now for three weeks. The highest new entry of the week comes from Blondie and their remixed version of “Atomic” which comes exploding in at number four. It's the third single to be lifted from their current album "Eat to the Beat" following "Dreaming" and "Union City Blue"
The US market got a different single release from the group last week as “Call me” entered the US charts. "Call me" isn't on "Eat to the Beat", it comes from the new movie “American Gigolo" starring Richard Gere. Blondie has confirmed that "Call me" will be their next UK single release sometime in April!

Back to this week's top ten and climbs for The Whispers, Peter Gabriel and The Ramones but not so good for John Foxx, The Boomtown Rats and Queen who all go down.

Further down the chart we find new entries from Elvis Costello and the Attractions at number 21, which is already in the UK mainstream top ten and The Police are raiding their debut album again – this time “So lonely” gets a re-release and enters at number 24. Great to see Kool and the Gang back in the charts with “Too hot” as well as Donna Summer with “On the radio”
 
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Three new entries -- but Killing Joke's 'Wardance' couldn't quite dethrone the DK's after all, as I had all but forgotten how different the original 7" version is from the album track.

'I Zimbra' by Talking Heads is another single I had been waiting impatiently to list, as a general "February" was all I could find for a release date. That's two singles from the awesome Fear Of Music LP in the Top 20 now.

'Atomic' was never the among the biggest Blondie hits in Russronia but just managed to squeeze inside the Top 40 for what's probably some useful 60 points in the overall chart. Oh and that makes it three Blondie singles in the Russronian chart - probably a local record.


01 -- 01 01 06 dead kennedys - california über alles (UK oct )
02 -- 02 02 08 gang of four - damaged goods (late '79)
03 -- 03 03 08 lio - le banana split (late '79)
04 -- 04 04 08 talking heads - life during wartime (nov)
05 -- ne 05 01 killing joke - wardance (feb)
06 -- 05 05 08 david bowie - john, i'm only dancing (again) (dec)
07 -- 06 06 05 ellen foley - what's a matter baby (dec)
08 -- 07 07 08 blondie - dreaming (sep 14)
09 -- 09 09 08 motörhead - bomber (dec)
10 -- 10 10 04 cheap trick - way of the world (feb 2)

11 -- 08 02 08 donna summer - on the radio (nov)
12 -- 11 09 08 abba - gimme gimme gimme (oct 2)
13 -- 12 12 08 cheap trick - dream police (sep)
14 -- ne 14 01 talking heads - i zimbra (feb)
15 -- 13 13 03 the flying lizards - tv (feb 9)
16 -- 14 11 08 the beat - tears of a clown (sep)
17 -- 15 15 04 ellen foley - we belong to the night (sep 15)
18 -- 16 15 07 marianne faithfull - the ballad of lucy jordan (nov)
19 -- 17 14 08 abba - i have a dream (dec 10)
20 -- 18 15 08 donna summer & barbra streisand - no more tears (oct)

21 -- 19 19 03 james white & the blacks - contort yourself (late '79)
22 -- 20 20 04 the selecter - three minute hero (feb 2)
23 -- 21 18 06 dave edmunds - crawling from the wreckage (late '79)
24 -- 22 22 04 the undertones - you've got my number (oct 9)
25 -- 23 17 08 booker t & the mg's - green onions (re-release dec)
26 -- 24 24 02 blondie - call me (feb 16)
27 -- 25 19 07 dan hartman - relight my fire (late '79)
28 -- 26 16 08 chic - my feet keep dancing (late '79)
29 -- 27 18 08 spizzenergi - soldier soldier (sep 21)
30 -- 28 19 08 serge gainsbourg - des laids, des laids (aug)

31 -- 29 22 08 joy division - transmission (oct)
32 -- 30 30 02 elvis costello & the attractions - i can't stand up for falling down (feb 16)
33 -- 31 20 08 the sugarhill gang - rapper's delight (sep 16)
34 -- 32 27 06 the slits - typical girls (sep 14)
35 -- 33 30 05 holger czukay - cool in the pool (late '79)
36 -- 34 34 04 the monochrome set - the monochrome set (early oct)
37 -- 37 25 08 madness - one step beyond (oct 26)
38 -- 38 36 05 patti smith group - so you want to be (a rock'n'roll star) (sep)
39 -- 39 39 04 bauhaus - dark entries (jan 8)
40 -- ne 40 01 blondie - atomic (feb 23)
 
Retrochart w/e 23/02/80

01 02 01 04 Save Me Queen ** NEW NUMBER ONE **
02 01 01 08 Rock With You Michael Jackson
03 04 03 06 Different For Girls Joe Jackson
04 05 04 05 Underpass John Foxx
05 07 05 05 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen

06 03 03 08 The Second Time Around Shalamar
07 10 07 04 And The Beat Goes On The Whispers
08 13 08 06 On The Radio Donna Summer

09 06 02 08 London Calling The Clash
10 ne 10 01 Atomic Blondie ** HIGHEST NEW ENTRY **
11 14 11 04 Carrie Cliff Richard
12 08 08 08 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
13 17 13 03 So Good To Be Back Home The Tourists
14 11 06 08 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
15 09 03 07 My Girl Madness
16 26 16 02 All Night Long Rainbow
17 38 17 02 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman

18 12 01 08 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
19 20 19 06 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
20 21 20 05 Baby I Love You The Ramones

21 19 01 08 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
22 15 01 08 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
23 16 11 05 Too Much Too Young The Specials
24 18 13 06 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
25 31 25 03 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb
26 50 26 02 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions
27 37 27 03 The Hardest Part Blondie
28 34 28 03 Right In The Socket Shalamar

29 23 06 08 Union City Blue Blondie
30 22 02 08 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
31 25 03 08 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
32 27 27 04 Sara Fleetwood Mac
33 48 33 02 Small Paradise John Cougar
34 ne 34 01 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
35 24 02 08 I Have A Dream ABBA
36 32 32 06 Can We Still Be Friends Robert Palmer
37 29 05 08 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
38 35 29 08 I Need A Lover John Cougar
39 45 39 03 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
40 28 10 08 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
41 30 15 08 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
42 33 06 08 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
43 36 36 06 Better Love Next Time Dr Hook
44 ne 44 01 Hands Off She's Mine The Beat
45 39 09 08 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
46 42 23 08 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
47 ne 47 01 Living By Numbers New Musik
48 41 08 08 Wait For Me Hall & Oates
49 ne 49 01 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
50 ne 50 01 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
 

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TW/LW/PEAK/WoC/ ARTIST/TITLE

01 04 01 02 Blondie - Call Me
02 02 01 08 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
03 01 01 07 Donna Summer - On The Radio
04 03 01 08 Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
05 00 05 01 Blondie - Atomic [NEW]

06 06 03 08 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
07 10 07 02 Phyllis Hyman - You Know How To Love Me
08 05 03 08 Michael Jackson - Rock With You
09 11 09 03 The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
10 07 04 06 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper’s Delight

11 08 03 08 Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
12 00 12 01 The Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back To You [NEW]
13 13 07 08 Fleetwood Mac - Sara
14 09 09 04 Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
15 12 02 08 Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

16 15 15 02 Chaka Khan - Do You Love What You Feel
17 16 03 08 Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin’ You
18 14 08 04 KC & The Sunshine Band - Please Don’t Go
19 18 06 08 The Police - Message In A Bottle
20 20 09 08 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love



Two tracks in the top 5 for both Blondie (with new number 1 Call Me and new entry Atomic) and Donna Summer (former number 1s On The Radio and No More Tears). The Detroit Spinners are the only other new entry and The Whispers' track climbs into the top 10.
 
TW LW WoC TITLE / ARTIST
1 4 3 CARRIE Cliff Richard
2 - 1 ATOMIC Blondie
3 1 6 IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Joe Jackson
4 22 2 GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS Peter Gabriel
5 6 4 THE PLASTIC AGE Buggles
6 3 6 I HEAR YOU NOW Jon & Vangelis
7 21 2 I CAN'T STAND UP (FOR FALLING DOWN) Elvis Costello & The Attractions
8 2 10 SARA Fleetwood Mac
9 15 2 TOO HOT Kool & The Gang
10 8 4 SOMEONE'S LOOKING AT YOU The Boomtown Rats
11 16 3 UNDERPASS John Foxx
12 12 4 JANE Jefferson Starship
13 18 4 AND THE BEAT GOES ON The Whispers
14 5 7 MY GIRL Madness
15 19 3 ROCK WITH YOU Michael Jackson
16 10 4 SAVE ME Queen
17 - 1 SO LONELY The Police
18 9 8 I'M IN THE MOOD FOR DANCING Nolans
19 11 5 LIVING BY NUMBERS New Musik
20 7 5 TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG E.P. The Specials
21 14 15 BRASS IN POCKET The Pretenders
22 27 2 SO GOOD TO BE BACK HOME AGAIN Tourists
23 - 1 ON THE RADIO Donna Summer
24 13 6 SPIRITS (HAVING FLOWN) Bee Gees
25 25 3 BABY, I LOVE YOU The Ramones
26 17 6 ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG) Rupert Holmes
27 - 1 TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE Marti Webb
28 20 5 STRANGE LITTLE GIRL Sad Cafe
29 23 3 JAZZ CARNIVAL Azymuth
30 - 1 ALL NIGHT LONG Rainbow

It's all change, as expected. Cliff gets his first chart topper of the 1980s (he'd have also hit the summit on my chart in 1979 with We Don't Talk Anymore too). Blondie almost debut at number one with the latest seminal hit from Eat To The Beat. Old progmeister Peter Gabriel storms the top 5, with a little help from his friend Katherine Bush. Costello's Imperial (bedroom) phase continues, with another smash to follow Oliver's Army into battle. The Police and Donna Summer notch up yet another hit apiece. Marti Webb's single is from the Lloyd Webber musical inspired by chart update information, "Tell Me On A Sunday".
 
Loving the commentary EG.
Quite a shock to see Cliff Richard at the top. But I think his singles from 1979 to 1982 were very good (apart from "Daddy's home"….excluding the title of course!)
The Specials tumbling from 7 to 20 nearly passing The Pretenders on the way!?!
 
Just off the top of my head, we have the likes of:

Dreamin'
The Only Way Out
Wired For Sound
A Little In Love
She Means Nothing To Me
Little Town

...between now and early 1983. And then,going back, singles like Devil Woman, My Kinda Life, Green Light and We Don't Talk would have all been huge for me.
 
1. - (1) (2) Fad Gadget - Ricky's Hand
2. - (4) (2) OMD - Red Frame White Light
3. - (16) (1) Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
4. - (2) (4) John Foxx - Underpass
5. - (6) (3) Bauhaus - Dark Entries
6. - (5) (4) The Specials - Too Much Too Young
7. - (7) (4) The Buggles - The Plastic Age
8. - (8) (4) New Musik - Living By Numbers
9. - (9) (3) Selecter - Three Minute Hero
10. - (17) (1) Blondie - Call Me
11. - (3) (7) Chrisma - Aurora B.
12. - (10) (6) Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles
13. - (11) (2) Secret Service - 10 O'Clock Postman
14. - (22) (2) Michael Jackson - Rock With You
15. - (14) (2) The Flying Lizards - TV
16. - (15) (6) Buzzcocks - Harmony In My Head
17. - (19) (4) The Crusaders & Randy Crawford - Street Life
18. - (-) (NE) Blondie - Atomic
19. - (12) (7) Fad Gadget - Back To Nature
20. - (20) (5) Lio - Le Banana Split
21. - (21) (7) Human League - Empire State Human
22. - (13) (6) Joy Division - Transmission
23. - (23) (3) The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
24. - (24) (7) Henriette Coulouvrat - Rocking On The Red Book
25. - (25) (7) Visage - Tar
26. - (26) (7) Japan - Quiet Life
27. - (-) (NE) Talking Heads - I Zimbra
28. - (27) (6) Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
29. - (32) (1) Fern Kinney - Together We Are Beautiful
30. - (34) (1) Donna Summer - On The Radio
31. - (-) (NE) The Beat - Hands Off She's Mine
32. - (18) (6) The Cramps - Human Fly (Gravest Hits EP)
33. - (29) (7) Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
34. - (30) (7) Wire - Map Ref 41 N 93 W
35. - (31) (7) Vice Versa - Genetic Warfare
36. - (33) (7) New Musik - Straight Lines
37. - (28) (7) Gina X - No GDM
38. - (35) (7) Cure - Boys Don't Cry
39. - (-) (NE) The Police - So Lonely
40. - (36) (6) Secret Service - Oh Susie

Just the four new entries this week. The new year doesn't really kick into gear until early March it seems when we have some splendid new releases from some iconic acts. Well, in my little corner of the world anyway.
 
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