PJOPS Retrochart w/e 26/04/80



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The Rules

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

- This week is week ending 26 April 1980. Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 16 April.

- 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.

- 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.

Retrochart w/e 26/04/80

01 01 01 11 Call Me Blondie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

02 02 01 06 Going Underground The Jam
03 04 01 10 Atomic Blondie
04 06 04 06 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners
05 13 05 07 Rock Lobster B-52s
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06 05 05 04 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders
07 08 07 04 Night Boat To Cairo Madness
08 14 08 04 A Forest The Cure
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09 03 03 07 Happy House Souxsie & The Banshees
10 07 06 09 Another Nail In My Heart Squeeze
11 11 07 13 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
12 12 12 07 Turn It On Again Genesis
13 74 13 02 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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14 24 14 06 Train In Vain The Clash
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15 34 15 02 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
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16 09 03 09 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
17 33 17 02 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts Philip Lynott
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18 20 18 04 Think About Me Fleetwood Mac

19 19 14 08 Funkytown Lipps Inc.
20 31 20 04 Sexy Dancer Prince
21 17 17 08 King / Food For Thought UB40
22 21 21 02 Electricty OMD
23 16 05 11 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
24 10 10 05 No-one Driving John Foxx
25 15 15 04 Clean Clean Buggles
26 23 01 17 On The Radio Donna Summer
27 25 21 05 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
28 18 18 04 My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
29 22 22 05 Living After Midight Judas Priest
30 99 30 02 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad Prince
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31 55 31 02 High Fidelity Elvis Costello & The Attractions
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32 100 32 03 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
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33 28 28 12 TV The Flying Lizards
34 30 01 17 Rock With You Michael Jackson
35 123 35 01 Staring At The Rude Boys The Ruts
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36 26 06 11 Turning Japanese The Vapours
37 29 25 07 Poison Ivy The Lambrettas
38 35 04 17 London Calling The Clash
39 45 39 03 Rectangle Jacno
40 ne 40 01 Breathing Kate Bush
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41 39 39 03 Eurovision Telex
42 47 42 03 Silver Dream Machine David Essex
43 37 37 10 Wardance Killing Joke
44 38 30 11 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
45 41 02 17 I Have A Dream ABBA
46 50 46 04 Wheels Of Steel Saxon
47 46 37 17 Transmission Joy Division
48 48 48 02 I Got You Split Endz
49 42 31 14 Haven't You Heard Patrice Rushen
50 43 30 17 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
 
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Retrochart 100-51

51 52 22 07 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood
52 61 52 02 Toccata Sky
53 49 34 09 Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundscaft Kebabtraume
54 59 54 02 Don't Make Waves The Nolans
55 51 17 10 I Zimbra Talking Heads
56 56 56 04 Squares & Triangles Thompson Twins
57 40 39 06 January February Barbara Dickson
58 ne 58 01 I Shoulda Loved Ya Narada Michael Walden
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59 54 34 07 Spirit Of Radio Rush
60 53 17 15 Three Minute Hero The Selecter
61 27 23 07 My Oh My Sad Café
62 63 62 03 Elvis Should Play Ska Graduate
63 60 63 03 Missing Words Selecter
64 32 16 10 So Lonely The Police
65 110 65 01 Rough Boys Pete Townshend
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66 70 32 13 Dark Entries Bauhaus

67 67 54 06 Do The Rocksteady The Bodysnatchers
68 69 01 17 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
69 64 28 08 Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold
70 36 18 10 Together We Are Beautiful Fern Kinney
71 ne 71 01 Fool For Your Loving Whitesnake
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72 73 40 09 Anyway You Want It Journey
73 44 07 11 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions
74 79 71 07 You May Be Right Billy Joel
75 78 26 17 Le Banana Split Lio
76 80 14 17 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
77 81 52 17 Bomber Motorhead
78 84 65 13 Way Of The World Cheap Trick
79 77 25 17 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
80 104 80 01 Bring On The Night The Police
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81 85 77 03 Realities Of War Discharge
82 75 19 10 Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb
83 83 74 04 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
84 88 60 07 European Man Landscape
85 93 85 03 Bring It All Home Gerry Rafferty
86 94 77 12 Contort Yourself James White & The Blacks
87 107 87 01 All For Leyna Billy Joel
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88 ne 88 01 This World Of Water New Musik
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89 95 59 16 Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds

90 87 49 04 Love Patrol The Dooleys
91 96 90 04 Stupid Girl Ellen Foley
92 90 12 13 Save Me Queen
93 82 53 05 Kool In The Kaftan BA Robertson
94 89 02 17 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
95 98 38 17 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
96 92 66 08 Release (The Tension) Patti Labelle
97 103 97 01 Him Rupert Holmes
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98 91 79 06 My World Secret Affair
99 102 92 04 Herrmann Hiess Er Nina Hagen Band
100 112 100 01 Check Out The Groove Bobby Thurston
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Bubbling Under Top Ten 26/04/80
TW LW PK
01 04 104 Lost In Love / Air Supply

02 ne 105 Hassisen Kone / Hassisen Kone
03 ne 107 Tell The Children / Sham 69
04 ne 109 News Of The World / The Jam

05 07 111 We Live For Love / Pat Benatar
06 ne 112 In The City / The Jam
07 ne 113 The Groove / Rodney Franklin
08 ne 121 The Greatest Cockney Ripoff / Cockney Rejects

09 08 124 Plant Claire / B-52s
10 ne 127 David Watts / The Jam


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This
week's #1s

@2014 Funkytown Lipps Inc. (7th week)
@Eric Generic Call Me Blondie (2nd week)
@Hairycub1969 Call Me Blondie (2nd week)
@Ironheade A Forest The Cure (2nd week)
@nnnumb A Forest The Cure (2nd week)
@phoenix123 You May Be Right Billy Joel (1st week)
@Russron Funkytown Lipps Inc. (7th week)
 
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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
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
 
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Global chart Top 10 w/e 26/04/80

01 01 01 19 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd THIRTEENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 02 05 Call Me Blondie
03 03 02 07 Working My Way Back To You The Spinners
04 05 04 03 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
05 04 04 03 With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta
06 07 06 03 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
07 09 07 03 Stomp The Brothers Johnson
08 08 08 04 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
09 ne 09 01 Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown NEW
10 ne 10 01 Sun Of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band NEW


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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 26/04/80


01 01 01 11 Call Me Blondie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 03 02 11 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
03 02 01 15 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
04 04 04 21 With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta
05 05 05 14 Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown
06 06 06 12 Lost In Love Air Supply
07 07 07 10 Fire Lake Bob Seger

08 08 08 10 I Can't Tell You Why The Eagles
09 12 09 07 You May Be Right Billy Joel
10 13 10 11 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook

17 24 17 04 Biggest Part Of Me Ambrosia
21 32 21 05 I Can't Help It Andy Gibb & Olivia Newton-John
29 37 29 05 Funkytown Lipps Inc
33 40 33 06 Heart Hotels Dan Fogelberg
38 48 38 06 Train In Vain The Clash
39 49 39 06 The Rose Bette Midler
56 66 56 05 We Were Meant To Be Lovers Photoglo
59 75 59 03 Steal Away Robbie Dupree
66 76 66 02 Don't Say Goodnight The Isley Brothers
70 80 70 04 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood

73 ne 73 01 Coming Up Paul McCartney NEW
75 90 75 02 New Romance Spider
80 ne 80 01 Here Comes My Girl Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers NEW
85 ne 85 01 Fool For A Pretty Face Humble Pie NEW
88 ne 88 01 You're My Blessing Lou Rawls NEW
89 ne 89 01 It Takes Time The Marshall Tucker Band NEW
90 ne 90 01 Shining Star Manhattans NEW
98 ne 98 01 What's Your Hurry Darlin' Ironhorse NEW


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UK Top 75 w/e 26/04/80


01 02 02 03 Call Me Blondie NEW NUMBER ONE
02 12 02 06 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners
03 01 01 10 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
04 04 04 08 King / Food For Thought UB40
05 05 05 05 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
06 09 06 04 Silver Dream Machine David Essex
07 62 07 02 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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08 03 02 10 Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold
09 08 08 04 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders
10 07 06 04 Night Boat To Cairo EP Madness

11 24 11 04 Toccata Sky
14 23 14 07 My Oh My Sad Cafe
21 29 21 04 My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
25 34 25 03 Don't Make Waves The Nolans
27 70 27 02 The Groove Rodney Franklin
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31 51 31 02 Staring At The Rude Boys Ruts
32 37 32 04 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts Philip Lynott
35 ne 35 01 I Shoulda Loved Ya Narada Michael Walden NEW
41 55 41 03 A Forest The Cure
43 ne 43 01 In The City The Jam NEW
44 ne 44 01 Breathing Kate Bush NEW
47 ne 47 01 The Greatest Cockney Ripoff Cockney Rejects NEW
49 ne 49 01 All Around The World The Jam NEW

50 72 50 02 Take Good Care Of My Baby Smokie
51 ne 51 01 Fool For Your Lovin Whitesnake NEW
52 75 52 02 So Good So Right / In The Thick Of It Brenda Russell
53 ne 53 01 News Of The World The Jam NEW
54 ne 54 01 Modern World The Jam NEW
56 ne 56 01 Love Enough For Two Prima Donna NEW
57 ne 57 01 Strange Town The Jam NEW
59 ne 59 01 This World Of Water New Musik NEW

61 73 61 02 Daydream Believer Anne Murray
63 ne 63 01 David Watts The Jam NEW
66 ne 66 01 Just Can't Give You Up Mystic Morlin NEW
69 ne 69 01 Let's Go Round Again Average White Band NEW
70 ne 70 01 Platinum Blonde Prelude NEW
72 ne 72 01 My Friend Jack Boney M NEW
73 ne 73 01 Something's Missing Chords NEW


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Canadian Top 100 w/e 26/04/80


01 01 01 12 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 02 11 Refugee Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
03 06 03 14 An American Dream The Dirt Band
04 08 04 09 Fire Lake Bob Seger
05 14 05 07 Call Me Blondie
06 17 06 09 I Can't Tell You Why The Eagles
07 07 07 17 Money Flying Lizards
08 03 01 16 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
09 09 08 16 Romeo's Tune Steve Forbert
10 04 03 14 On The Radio Donna Summer


16 26 16 07 Cars Gary Numan
17 29 17 05 You May Be Right Billy Joel
18 23 18 10 Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners
23 34 23 06 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
29 50 29 07 Rock Lobster The B-52s
30 46 30 08 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
38 48 38 09 White Hot Red Rider
44 52 44 05 Think About Me Fleetwood Mac
55 68 55 05 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
57 71 57 04 Save Me Queen
66 81 66 04 Set Me Free Utopia
68 96 68 02 Lucky Me Anne Murray
74 87 74 02 Breakdown Dead Ahead Boz Scaggs
84 ne 84 01 Life Begins At The Hop XTC NEW
86 ne 86 01 After You Dionne Warwick NEW
88 ne 88 01 Biggest Part Of Me Ambrosia NEW
95 ne 95 01 Funkytown Lipps Inc NEW
98 ne 98 01 Even The Score Toronto NEW
100 ne 100 01 Love And Affection Bill King NEW


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Australian Top 20 w/e 21/04/80

01 01 I Got You Split Endz SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 02 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
03 03 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
04 05 Rock With You Michael Jackson
05 08 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
06 04 He's My Number One Christie Allen
07 06 Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers
08 16 Fly Too High Janis Ian
09 17 Rock Lobster B-52s
10 12 Space Invaders Player

18 ne Total Control Motels NEW
19 ne How Do I Make You Linda Ronstadt NEW
 
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World charts
UK Top 10 sales

#1s Around the world….

Sun Of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band (1st week)
Take That Look Off Your Face Marti Webb (6th week)
One Step Beyond Madness (8th week)
Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang (2nd week) Airplay
Weekend Earth & Fire (1st week)
Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (7th week)
You And Me Spargo (2nd week)
Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang (2nd week)
Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (4th week)
Weekend Earth & Fire (1st week)
Runaway Chanels (1st week)
Cruisin' Smokey Robinson (1st week)
Call Me Blondie (1st week)
Lost In Love Air Supply (4th week) Billboard Adult Contemporary
Stomp The Brothers Johnson (3rd week) Billboard Disco Top 100
Don't Say Goodnight The Isley Brothers (2nd week) Billboard Hot Soul Singles
 
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Well I'll get the ball rolling then.

My chart is increasingly looking like the Hot 100. Low new entries. Slow moves…. and a US top ten hit at #1 (which is nowhere to be seen in the UK). I think it will become a lot more UK centric next year….
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Top 100 w/e 26/04/80

01 02 01 07 You May Be Right / Billy Joel NEW NUMBER ONE
02 05 02 04 Call Me / Blondie

03 01 01 07 Turn It On Again / Genesis
04 06 04 06 Train In Vain / The Clash
05 03 01 10 Working My Way Back To You / The Detroit Spinners
06 08 06 05 Sexy Eyes / Dr Hook
07 04 02 06 Going Underground / The Jam
08 10 08 05 No-One Driving / John Foxx
09 14 09 10 Rock Lobster / B-52s
10 11 10 04 Talk Of The Town / The Pretenders

11 31 11 03 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts / Philip Lynott
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12 07 01 11 You Know How To Love Me / Phyllis Hyman
13 09 01 10 Atomic / Blondie
14 25 14 04 All For Leyna / Billy Joel
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15 16 15 05 I Got You / Split Endz
16 18 16 04 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad / Prince

17 12 01 13 Save Me / Queen
18 13 08 09 Release (The Tension) / Patti Labelle
19 17 17 05 Geno / Dexy's Midnight Runners
20 20 20 07 Don't Push It, Don't Force It / Leon Haywood
21 39 21 03 Another Nail In My Heart / Squeeze
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22 30 22 04 Don't Make Waves / The Nolans

23 19 19 10 Ride Like The Wind / Christopher Cross
24 15 03 14 Haven't You Heard / Patrice Rushen
25 21 21 07 Happy House / Siouxsie & The Banshees
26 49 26 03 A Forest / The Cure
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27 26 26 08 Lost In Love / Air Supply
28 58 28 02 She's Out Of My Life / Michael Jackson
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29 22 05 15 On The Radio / Donna Summer
30 23 16 09 Turning Japanese / The Vapours
31 69 31 02 Coming Up / Paul McCartney
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32 36 32 04 We Live For Love / Pat Benatar

33 29 01 17 Rock With You / Michael Jackson
34 24 15 11 Small Paradise / John Cougar
35 27 08 11 All Night Long / Rainbow
36 28 07 12 So Good To Be Back Home / The Tourists
37 34 03 15 Different For Girls / Joe Jackson
38 35 04 14 Underpass / John Foxx
39 44 39 03 Squares & Triangles / Thompson Twins
40 53 40 04 The Rose / Bette Midler
41 66 41 02 Tell Me On A Sunday / Marti Webb
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42 40 40 03 Sexy Dancer / Prince
43 41 41 04 Poison Ivy / The Lambrettas
44 32 15 12 Right In The Socket / Shalamar
45 33 12 09 Echo Beach / Martha & The Muffins
46 75 36 06 Cars / Gary Numan
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47 37 07 13 And The Beat Goes On / The Whispers
48 38 21 10 Hands Off She's Mine / The Beat
49 42 15 14 Baby I Love You / The Ramones
50 43 16 15 Too Hot / Kool & The Gang
51 78 51 02 Rectangle / Jacno
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52 50 50 04 Dance Yourself Dizzy / Liquid Gold
53 51 51 04 Let's Do Rocksteady / The Bodysnatchers
54 45 15 10 Together We Are Beautiful / Fern Kinney
55 46 26 12 Games Without Frontiers / Peter Gabriel
56 47 02 17 London Calling / The Clash
57 48 03 17 The Second Time Around / Shalamar
58 54 01 17 Off The Wall / Michael Jackson
59 55 01 17 Brass In Pocket / The Pretenders
60 56 03 16 My Girl / Madness
61 74 61 02 Steal Away / Robbie Dupree
62 ne 62 01 Fool For Your Lovin / Whitesnake
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63 57 17 12 The Hardest Part / Blondie
64 59 09 13 Carrie / Cliff Richard
65 52 52 04 Tonight I'm Alright / Narada Michael Walden
66 ne 66 01 Let's Go Round Again / Average White Band
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67 68 67 04 Any Love / Rufus & Chaka Khan
68 70 68 03 Think About Me / Fleetwood Mac

69 60 08 17 I'm In The Mood For Dancing / The Nolans
70 62 62 04 Zimbabwe / Bob Marley
71 63 03 17 Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Queen
72 61 19 11 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down / Elvis Costello & The Attractions
73 64 13 15 I Wanna Be Your Lover / Prince
74 65 18 12 Take That Look Off Your Face / Marti Webb
75 67 48 06 Anyway You Want It / Journey
76 71 06 17 Union City Blue / Blondie
77 ne 77 01 Love Enough For Two / Prima Donna
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78 72 45 08 Even It Up / Heart
79 73 29 15 I Need A Lover / John Cougar
80 76 06 17 Do You Love What You Feel / Rufus & Chaka Khan
81 ne 81 01 Breathing / Kate Bush
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82 85 82 02 Take Good Care Of My Baby / Smokie
83 88 83 02 Electricity / OMD

84 77 02 16 I Only Want To Be With You / The Tourists
85 79 05 16 Relight My Fire / Dan Hartman
86 80 05 13 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough / Michael Jackson
87 81 08 11 Wait For Me / Hall & Oates
88 89 88 02 Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio / The Ramones
89 82 48 06 Do That To Me One More Time / Captain & Tennille
90 ne 90 01 I Shoulda Loved Ya / Narada Michael Walden
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91 83 65 04 After You / Dionne Warwick
92 84 22 08 Since You Been Gone / Rainbow
93 90 90 02 King / Food For Thought / UB40
94 94 94 02 January February / Barbara Dickson
95 86 23 11 Street Life / The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
96 87 09 11 We Don't Talk Anymore / Cliff Richard
97 91 32 08 Lost In Music / Sister Sledge
98 92 19 08 Love Pains / Yvonne Elliman
99 96 06 12 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) / Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
100 97 02 13 I Have A Dream / ABBA

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CHART FEATURE

This week it's all about Billy Joel. His first #1 on my chart with his new US top ten hit You May Be Right comes in the same week as preferred UK single All For Leyna hits the UK top 40 and my top 20! Both songs, taken from his first album of the new decade Glass Houses, have been criminally ignored elsewhere and don't feature on any other retrochart.


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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
 
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I splurged on remasters/reissues of all his albums the other day. Shamefully until now I've only ever had An Innocent Man and a compilation.

Woohoo! It's such a strong body of work. He was more consistent than just about everyone else, bar Paul Simon.

I have a fondness for The Bridge, as it was the first I actually bought.
 
Originally I had planned the Russronian chart wouldn't include any Scandinavian punk/indie singles on local labels as people might not be able to relate to them -- but now that I've seen how few changes there usually are every week on my lists, maybe I should start considering the unrelatable stuff too...

This is first tested by Hassisen Kone's debut single on the small Hilse label; a punk ditty catchy enough maybe for some foreign ears even. They would soon upgrade labels and become one of the most popular bands in Finland.

The only other new new entry is the catchiest of The Jam re-issues; since I was never totally sold on their own songwriting, a Kinks cover suited them perfectly.


01 -- 01 01 07 lipps inc - funkytown (mar 8)
02 -- 02 02 17 lio - le banana split (late '79)
03 -- 03 08 07 the b-52s - rock lobster (jan US re)
04 -- 04 04 10 killing joke - wardance (feb)
05 -- 05 05 17 david bowie - john, i'm only dancing (again) (dec)
06 -- 06 06 17 motörhead - bomber (nov 30)
07 -- 07 07 13 cheap trick - way of the world (feb 2)
08 -- 08 08 03 discharge - realities of war (apr)
09 -- 09 02 17 donna summer - on the radio (nov)
10 -- 10 10 10 talking heads - i zimbra (feb)

11 -- 11 11 12 the flying lizards - tv (feb 9)
12 -- 12 12 16 marianne faithfull - the ballad of lucy jordan (nov)
13 -- 13 13 17 abba - i have a dream (dec 10)
14 -- 14 14 12 james white & the blacks - contort yourself (late '79)
15 -- 15 15 13 the selecter - three minute hero (feb 2)
16 -- 16 16 15 dave edmunds - crawling from the wreckage (nov 30)
17 -- 17 17 04 ellen foley - stupid girl (feb 15 UK)
18 -- 18 17 17 booker t & the mg's - green onions (re-release dec)
19 -- 19 19 11 blondie - call me (feb 16)
20 -- 20 20 07 leon haywood - don't push it, don't force it (mar 15)

21 -- 21 21 05 nina hagen band - herrmann hiess er (march?)
22 -- 22 22 04 prince - sexy dancer (apr 5)
23 -- 23 19 16 dan hartman - relight my fire (late '79)
24 -- 24 22 17 joy division - transmission (oct)
25 -- 25 16 17 chic - my feet keep dancing (nov 30)
26 -- 26 26 08 the pop group / the slits - where there's a will there's a way / in the beginning there was rhythm (mar 7)
27 -- 27 27 09 deutsch-amerikanische-freundschaft - kebabträume (mar 01)
28 -- ne 28 01 hassisen kone - hassisen kone (apr)
29 -- 28 28 11 elvis costello & the attractions - i can't stand up for falling down (feb 16)
30 -- 30 30 04 the cure - a forest (apr 5)

31 -- 29 29 06 the jam - going underground (mar 22)
32 -- 31 30 14 holger czukay - cool in the pool (nov 2)
33 -- 32 32 13 bauhaus - dark entries (jan 8)
34 -- 33 33 09 david bowie - alabama song (mar 01)
35 -- 34 34 05 mx-80 sound - someday you'll be king (march 7)
36 -- 35 35 06 the clash - train in vain (mar 22)
37 -- 36 36 03 jacno - rectangle (late '79)
38 -- 37 37 02 the b-52s - planet claire (mar US)
39 -- 38 37 04 madness - night boat to cairo (apr 5)
40 -- ne 40 01 the jam - david watts
 
My Retrochart is "coming up" soon - but first some shakers and movers:

Number 38 - new entry from The Ruts and "Staring at the rude boys":

 
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