PJOPS Retrochart w/e 27/09/80

THE PJOPS RETROCHART
We are taking a trip down memory lane

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The Rules


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

- This week is week ending 27 September 1980 and can include songs released up to 20 September 1980 only.

- Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 17 September.

- Post in the thread or start a new conversation with me with your top 10/20/100 songs of each week.

- Each week I will post a list of new entries and releases that are eligible to chart and links to international charts (click on the flag / icon for the hyperlink).

- The list will not be exhaustive and you are free to add any more obscure songs on your personal list released up to that date (within the prior 6 months) or songs contemporaneously charting on international charts. If you do I would appreciate any links to evidence the release date or chart history to update the archive.

- You are free to use your own personal charts from the time (if you have them) or create an updated list for this chart.

- Please rank your songs from your favourite downwards. (eg #1 down to #100)

- Your #1 gets 100 points, #2 gets 99 points etc

- The weekly PJOPS Retrochart is compiled from accumulated points each week.

- It would be fantastic if you could regularly contribute lists but understandably there may be weeks you can not. If someone fails to contribute towards a weekly chart their previous week’s choices will be frozen and contribute to the chart but the points will be halved. This is to prevent wild fluctuations in chart positions depending on contributions.

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 27/09/80

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01 01 07 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie
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02 02 06 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
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03 01 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

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03 01 10 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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08 05 05 I Die: You Die Gary Numan
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13 06 03 Baggy Trousers Madness

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07 07 06 Start! The Jam
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11 08 03 Masterblaster (Jammin) Stevie Wonder
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21 09 03 3 Little Birds Bob Marley & The Wailers
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HIGHCLIMBER

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12 10 15 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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Retrochart 27/09/80 50-11


11 19 11 13 I Got You Split Enz
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FEATURED THIS WEEK

12 18 07 09 Oh Yeah (On The Radio) Roxy Music
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13 27 13 02 My Old Piano Diana Ross
14 17 14 04 Johnny & Mary Robert Palmer

15 04 04 09 All Over The World ELO
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FREEFALLER
16 16 16 07 Best Friend / Stand Down Margaret The Beat

17 09 09 06 Biko Peter Gabriel
18 15 12 08 Bankrobber The Clash
19 06 03 14 Private Life Grace Jones
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FREEFALLER

20 10 08 19 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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21 14 06 10 Give Me The Night George Benson
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22 20 20 05 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford
23 28 23 04 Generals & Majors XTC FEATURED THIS WEEK
24 22 20 07 Dreamin Cliff Richard
25 34 25 04 I Owe You One Shalamar FEATURED THIS WEEK
26 30 26 03 Walk Away Donna Summer

27 24 01 16 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John
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28 33 11 10 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
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29 35 23 18 Misunderstanding Genesis
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30 31 28 06 Eighth Day Hazel O'Connor
31 05 01 12 Upside Down Diana Ross
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FREEFALLER
32 51 32 02 Stereotype / International Jet Set The Specials
33 58 33 02 The Wanderer Donna Summer

34 26 23 14 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
35 23 18 08 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie
36 32 32 04 Late In The Evening Paul Simon
37 38 37 03 D.I.S.C.O. Ottawan
38 42 38 04 Are Everything Buzzcocks FEATURED THIS WEEK

39 39 24 15 Fame Irene Cara
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40 40 31 09 A Walk In The Park Nick Straker Band
41 46 41 02 Uptown Prince
42 52 42 02 Searching Change

43 36 01 13 Babooshka Kate Bush
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44 48 44 02 You've Lost That Lovin Feeling Hall & Oates
45 49 45 07 Don't Ask Me Why Billy Joel

46 29 10 12 Oops Upside Your Head The Gap Band
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47 01 When I Dream Teardrop Explodes FEATURED THIS WEEK

48 43 35 06 He's So Shy Pointer Sisters
49 53 49 05 Never Knew Love Like This Before Stephanie Mills
50 44 44 03 You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
 
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51 59 51 04 Whip It Devo
52 47 29 05 I Want To Be Straight Ian Dury & The Blockheads
53 41 05 15 Use It Up & Wear It Out Odyssey
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54 83 54 11 All Out Of Love Air Supply
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HIGHEST CLIMBER

55 237 55 01 Taste Of Bitter Love Gladys Knight & The Pips FEATURED THIS WEEK

56 54 33 05 United Judas Priest
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57 01 Killer On The Loose Thin Lizzy FEATURED THIS WEEK

58 55 12 13 Love Is The Drug Grace Jones
59 45 37 05 A Day Without Me U2
60 65 60 03 Gotta Pull Myself Together The Nolans
61 63 61 09 Private Idaho B-52s
62 87 62 02 How Long Lipps Inc.
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63 61 42 05 Boulevard Jackson Browne
64 64 19 15 Sunset People Donna Summer
65 70 65 03 Out Here On My Own Irene Cara
66 37 03 14 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
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67 25 09 13 Sleepwalk Ultravox
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68 01 Special Brew Bad Manners FEATURED THIS WEEK

69 66 39 08 First Be A Woman Lenore O'Malley
70 68 68 05 Rebels Are We Chic
71 93 71 02 Big Time Rick James
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HIGHCLIMBER FEATURED THIS WEEK

72 71 46 12 Sailing Christopher Cross
73 74 70 14 Pay To Cum Bad Brains
74 75 71 13 Fight Back Discharge
75 60 59 07 You Better Run Pat Benatar
76 76 17 19 Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys
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77 62 53 04 Underwater Harry Thumann
78 77 26 38 Le Banana Split Lio
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79 80 62 17 Do You Wanna Dance The Silver
80 50 20 10 Give Me Back My Man B-52s
81 172 81 01 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
82 73 54 12 A Rolling Stone Grace Jones
83 57 41 13 Take Your Time The SOS Band
84 84 78 12 Cities Talking Heads
85 78 76 07 Everything Is Alright Spider
86 106 86 01 If You're Looking For A Way Out Odyssey FEATURED THIS WEEK
87 85 82 06 Amoureux Solitaires Lio
88 88 88 02 One In A Million You Larry Graham
89 81 35 09 Funkin For Jamaica Tom Browne
90 90 90 03 You're The Only Woman Ambrosia
91 89 68 22 Realities Of War Discharge
92 82 82 05 Nightdrive James Last Band
93 86 78 07 No Night So Long Dionne Warwick
94 91 18 10 C30 C60 C90 Bow Wow Wow
95 95 56 03 Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) Gibson Brothers
96 100 96 02 Drivin My Life Away Eddie Rabbitt
97 96 21 14 We Got The Beat Go-Go's
98 97 04 17 Over You Roxy Music
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99 99 97 04 Mathematiques Modernes Disco Rough
100 101 100 01 Hanging On The Telephone Blondie
 
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This week's certifications

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PLATINUM 9000 points

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GOLD 6000 points

Xanadu Olivia Newton-John

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SILVER 3000 points

Oh Yeah (On The Radio) Roxy Music
9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO (3rd week)
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@Eric Generic Another One Bites The Dust Queen (1st week)
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@Hairycub1969 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police (1st week)
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@Ironheade Baggy Trousers Madness (1st week)
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@phoenix123 Fame Irene Cara (4th week)
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@Russron Pay To Cum Bad Brains (15th week)
 
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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones 1980
05/01/80 Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd 452
12/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 548
19/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 443.5
26/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 498
02/02/80 Sara Fleetwood Mac 526
09/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 441
16/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 456
23/02/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 551
01/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 533
08/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 536
15/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 524
22/03/80 Atomic Blondie 551
29/03/80 Going Underground The Jam 639
05/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 638
12/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 590.5
19/04/80 Call Me Blondie 646
26/04/80 Call Me Blondie 647
03/05/80 Call Me Blondie 597.5
10/05/80 Call Me Blondie 637
17/05/80 A Forest The Cure 584.5
24/05/80 A Forest The Cure 541
31/05/80 A Forest The Cure 485.5
07/06/80 A Forest The Cure 513
14/06/80 We Are Glass Gary Numan 517
21/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 537

28/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 495.5
05/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 460
12/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 558
19/07/80 Upside Down Diana Ross 506
26/07/80 Babooshka Kate Bush 483
02/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 574
09/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 591
16/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 543
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
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
 
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Week 39

Global chart Top 10 w/e 27/09/80
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01 01 08 Upside Down Diana Ross
SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 12 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
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04 03 02 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
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03 01 10 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones

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06 05 04 All Out Of Love Air Supply
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08 06 05 Give Me The Night George Benson
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05 04 07 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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08 01 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police

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07 01 20 Funkytown Lipps Inc
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10 10 02 Late In The Evening Paul Simon
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 27/09/80
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01 01 11 Upside Down Diana Ross FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 15 All Out Of Love Air Supply
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03 03 06 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
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06 06 12 Give Me The Night George Benson
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05 05 11 Lookin' For Love Johnny Lee
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07 07 07 Late In The Evening Paul Simon
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08 08 14 Drivin' My Life Away Eddie Rabbitt
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04 04 15 Fame Irene Cara
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09 09 13 One In A Million You Larry Graham
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11 10 12 I'm Alright Kenny Loggins

Chart News w/e 27/09/80
12 25 12 04 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
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30 43 30 02 The Wanderer Donna Summer
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32 52 32 03 Dreaming Cliff Richard
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35 50 35 04 On The Road Again Willie Nelson
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46 67 46 02 Dreamer Supertramp
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New Entries w/e 20/09/80

#68 You've Lost That Loving Feeling Hall & Oates
#71 Lovely One The Jacksons

#72 She's So Cold Rolling Stones
#82 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
#84 This Time John Cougar
#86 Turning Japanese The Vapors
#89 I'm Happy That Love Has Found You Jimmy Hall
#90 Case Of You Frank Stallone
#92 I Believe In You Don
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UK Top 75 w/e 27/09/80
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01 01 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police
NEW ENTRY AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 05 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford

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04 03 03 Masterblaster (Jammin) Stevie Wonder

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01 01 09 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie

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21 05 03 Baggy Trousers Madness
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HIGHCLIMBER

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03 03 05 It's Only Love / Beyond The Reef Elvis Presley

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10 08 04 Another One Bites The Dust Queen

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28 07 03 D.I.S.C.O. Ottawan
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08 08 11 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
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06 05 07 Eighth Day Hazel O'Connor


Chart News w/e 27/09/80
13 36 13 02 My Old Piano Diana Ross
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HIGHEST CLIMBER
16 23 16 05 I Owe You One Shalamar
25 35 25 03 Three Little Birds Bob Marley & The Wailers
31 50 31 02 Stereotypes The Specials
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HIGHCLIMBER

35 52 25 02 Amigo Black Slate
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HIGHCLIMBER

43 71 43 02 You're Lying Linx
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HIGHCLIMBER

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New Entries w/e 27/09/80

SINGLES

#37 Killer On The Loose Thin Lizzy
#58 Special Brew Bad Manners
#60 When You Ask About Love Matchbox
#61 What's In A Kiss Gilbert O'Sullivan
#62 Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts Showaddywaddy
#65 When I Dream Teardrop Explodes
#68 Party Lights The Gap Band
#69 The Wanderer Donna Summer
#72 Let's Go Vardis
#73 La Di Da Sad Cafe
#74 Casanova Coffee
#75 All Out Of Love Air Supply

ALBUMS

#1 Scary Monsters & Super Creeps David Bowie
#4 Mounting Excitement Various Artists
#7 The Very Best Of Don McClean Don McClean
#8 Crash Course UK Subs
#9 The Absolute Game Skids
#20 Gold Three Degrees
#41 Empires And Dance Simple Minds
#68 Paranoid Black Sabbath

 
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Canadian Top 50 w/e 27/09/80
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02 02 16 Magic Olivia Newton-John NEW NUMBER ONE

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01 01 11 Emotional Rescue Rolling Stones

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05 05 10 Sailing Christopher Cross
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07 07 09 Boulevard Jackson Browne
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04 04 14 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend
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09 09 11 Shining Star Manhattens
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06 01 17 Misunderstanding Genesis
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03 03 12 Cocaine / Tulsa Time Eric Clapton
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12 09 10 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
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08 01 16 Tired Of Toein The Line Rocky Burnette

Chart News w/e 27/09/80
14 31 14 09 All Out Of Love Air Supply
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16 26 16 07 Don't Ask Me Why Billy Joel
25 40 25 08 Into The Night Benny Mardones
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30 50 30 04 All Over The World ELO
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40 55 40 06 You're The Only Woman Ambrosia
48 65 48 05 Upside Down Diana Ross
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51 66 51 03 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John
60 78 60 04 Give Me The Night George Benson
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68 90 68 02 Real Love Doobie Brothers

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New Entries w/e 27/09/80

#84 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
#89 I Got You Split Enz
#91 Touch & Go The Cars
#96 Dreamer Supertramp
#98 Go It Slow Baron Longfellow
#99 Master Blaster (Jammin') Stevie Wonder
#100 Driving My Life Away Eddie Rabbitt
 
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Top 100 9-27-1980
# Artist - Song -Total Weeks - Last Week
1. Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O. - Xanadu (Third week at #1)
2. Irene Cara - Fame
3. Harry Thumann - Underwater
4. Olivia Newton-John - Magic
5. Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World
6. Air Supply - All Out Of Love
7. Diana Ross - Upside Down
8. Spider - Everything Is Alright
9. George Benson - Give me The Night
10. Larry Graham - One In A Million You
11. Ambrosia - You're The Only Woman
12. James Last Band - Nightdrive
13. Gibson Brothers - Que Sera Mi Vida
14. Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
15. Roxy Music - Over You
16. Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
17. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
18. Donna Summer - Walk Away
19. Lenore O'Malley - First Be A Woman
20. Gap Band - Oops Upside Your Head
21. Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
22. Lipps Inc. - How Long
23. S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time
24. Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
25. Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol - My Guy/My Girl
26. Boz Scaggs - Look What you've Done To Me
27. Lipps Inc. - Rock It
28. Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why
29. Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
30. France Joli - The Heart To Break The Heart
31. Gerry Rafferty - Royal Mile
32. Chic - Rebels Are We
33. Sheila & B. Devotion - Spacer
34. Christopher Cross - Sailing
35. Jackson Browne - Boulevard
36. Odyssey - Use It Up, Wear It Out
37. Genesis - Turn It On Again
38. Genesis - Misunderstanding
39. Meco - Empire Strikes Back
40. Kano - I'm Ready
41. Cars - Touch And Go
42. Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind
43. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
44. Toronto - Even The Score
45. Bob Seger & S.B.B. - You'll Accompany Me
46. Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own
47. Clash - London Calling
48. Gary Numan - I Die, You Die
49. Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach
50. Devo - Whip It
51. Teri DeSario - Caught
52. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Behind The Mask
53. Split Enz - I Got You
54. Lipps Inc. - All Night Dancing
55. Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
56. Young & Co. - I Like What You're Doing To Me
57. Kansas -Hold On
58. Doobie Bothers - Real Love
59. Gene Chandler - Does She Have A Friend For Me?
60. Dschingis Khan- Moscow
61. Donna Summer - the Wanderer
62. Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
63. Johnny Lee - Lookin' For Love
64. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
65. Fischer Z - So Long
66. David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
67. Hazel O' Connor - Will You
68. Ann -Margret - Midnight Message
69. Earth, Wind, & Fire - Let Me Talk
70. Natalie Cole - Someone That I Used To Love
71. Chicago - Thunder & Lightning
72. Kings - Switchin To Glide
73. Pat Benetar - You Better Run
74. Alvin & the Chpmunks - You May Be Right
75. Amy Holland - How Do I Survive
76. Jay Black - Part Of Me, That Needs You Most
77. Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
78. Telex - Eurovision
79. Adja Pekkan - Petrol
80. Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance
81. Roxy Music - Oh Yeah <new
82. Playback - Space Invader
83. Chris Deburgh - the Traveler
84. Cliff Richard - Dreaming <new
85. Jackson Browne - That Girl Could Sing <new
86. Madleen Kane - Cherchez Pas
87. Blondie - Atomic
88. Gregg Arrell - Do It All Again
89. David Ruffin - I Wanna Be With You <new
90. Silencers - Modern Love
91. Supertramp - Dreamer <new
92. Al Stewart - Midnight Rocks <new
93. Ray, Goodman & Brown - My Prayer
94. RCR - Give It To You
95. Dynasty - I've Just Begun To Love You
96. Village People - Can't Stop The Music
97. Charlie Daniels Band - Legend Of Wooley Swamp <new
98. Larsen-Feiften Band - Who'll Be The Fool Tonight <new
99. Robert John - Hey There Lonely Girl
100. Linda Clifford - Red Light
Dropouts
France Joli - This Time
William DeVaughn- Be Thankful For What You've Got
Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now
Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
Baby O - In The Forest
Ultravox - Sleepwalk
Kurtis Blow - the Breaks
 
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Before this week's HMV Retrochart is revealed - some makers and shakers to promote - are they in your Retrochart?:

Number 47 - new entry for single number three this year from Bad Manners and "Special Brew":

 
Number 44 - Their new album "Empires and Dance" has just entered the album charts and this track will be their new single:
Simple Minds and "I Travel" - which is causing quite a stir in the HMV region at the moment!

 
The top ten has had quite a shake up this week. Here is a single that has climbed considerably inside the top ten this week - but which position has it landed at?

Queen - Another one bites the dust:

 
HMV Retrochart:
W/e 27th September 1980

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1 NEW 1 1 DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME The Police 1
2 9 4 2 ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST Queen 7
3 18 3 3 BAGGY TROUSERS Madness 5
4 16 4 4 SEARCHING Change 24
5 11 4 5 GENERALS AND MAJORS XTC 33
6 1 9 1 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie 4
7 10 7 7 I GOT YOU Split Enz 22
8 4 7 1 ASHES TO ASHES David Bowie 15
9 3 5 1 I DIE: YOU DIE Gary Numan 34
10 20 3 10 MASTERBLASTER (JAMMIN') Stevie Wonder 3
11 2 8 2 IT'S STILL ROCK 'N' ROLL TO ME Billy Joel 14
12 8 8 8 MODERN GIRL Sheena Easton 9
13 6 7 6 BEST FRIEND/STAND DOWN MARGARET The Beat 30
14 15 5 14 ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY Randy Crawford 2
15 7 9 7 A WALK IN THE PARK Nick Straker Band 20
16 22 3 16 MISUNDERSTANDING Genesis 42
17 12 6 3 START The Jam 11
18 5 6 5 BIKO Peter Gabriel N/A
19 30 2 19 STEREOTYPE The Specials 31
20 14 8 4 BANKROBBER The Clash 26
21 13 6 13 MAGIC Olivia Newton John 51
22 25 4 22 I OWE YOU ONE Shalamar 16
23 41 2 23 MY OLD PIANO Diana Ross 13
24 29 4 24 ARE EVERYTHING Buzzcocks N/A
25 17 9 1 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 41
26 19 9 3 OH YEAH (ON THE RADIO) Roxy Music N/A
27 33 4 27 JOHNNY AND MARY Robert Palmer 44
28 35 3 28 THREE LITTLE BIRDS Bob Marley and the Wailers 25
29 23 5 23 A DAY WITHOUT ME U2 N/A
30 40 3 30 DISCO Ottawan 8
31 21 6 13 EIGHTH DAY Hazel O'Connor 10
32 44 2 32 UPTOWN Prince N/A
33 24 5 24 LOVE MEETING LOVE Level 42 N/A
34 36 3 34 STEPPIN' Shakatak N/A
35 27 10 4 9 TO 5 Sheena Easton 17
36 43 3 36 IF YOU'RE LOOKIN' FOR A WAY OUT Odyssey 29
37 28 13 1 LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division N/A
38 46 2 38 YOU'RE LYING Linx 43
39 26 7 9 DREAMING Cliff Richard 12
40 45 3 40 GOTTA PULL MYSELF TOGETHER The Nolans 40
41 NEW 1 41 KILLER ON THE LOOSE Thin Lizzy 37
42 47 2 42 JUST KEEP WALKING INXS N/A
43 50 2 43 YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING Hall and Oates 55
44 NEW 1 44 I TRAVEL Simple Minds N/A
45 NEW 1 45 WHEN I DREAM Teardrop Explodes 65
46 49 3 46 MARIE MARIE Shakin' Stevens 21
47 NEW 1 47 SPECIAL BREW Bad Manners 58
48 31 9 5 ALL OVER THE WORLD ELO N/A
49 NEW 1 49 ALL OUT OF LOVE Air Supply 75
50 NEW 1 50 WHEN YOU ASK ABOUT LOVE Matchbox 60




A complete shake up in the top ten this week as Kelly Marie gets knocked off the top spot for literally six!
The police come smashing in at number one with “Don’t stand so close to me” – their fifth top ten hit this year after:
Walking on the moon
So Lonely
Bring on the night
The bed’s too big without you
They are the act that has spent the most weeks on the HMV Retrochart so far this year!

Queen go zooming up to number two with “Another one bites the dust” and right behind them jumping 15 places are Madness and “Baggy Trousers” – could they get their second number one this year - “My girl” was number one earlier in the year!
Change with a little help from Luther Vandross on vocals get their second top five hit as “Searching” climbs up from 16 to 4.
XTC also have a healthy climb of six places this week to number five with “Generals and Majors” – they plan on releasing a ton of singles from their new album “Black Sea”!
Other climbers inside the top ten are Split Enz and Stevie Wonder, whereas former number ones from David Bowie and Gary Numan head southwards and Billy Joel tumbles out of the top ten from 2 to 11
Joy Division’s “Love will tear us apart” remains the longest runner with 13 weeks in total on the HMV Retrochart.

Next week could see new entries from
Gillan, Black Slate, Coffee, Kate Bush and OMD – stay tuned!
 
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