PJOPS Retrochart w/e 28/03/81

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.

- This week is week ending 28 March 1981 and can include songs released up to 21 March 1981 only.

- Your deadline is MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 23 March.

- You can now chart ANY SONG RELEASED IN 1980.

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 28/03/81


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01 01 11 Vienna Ultravox
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SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 06 Kids In America Kim Wilde

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02 02 08 Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
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06 04 06 Planet Earth Duran Duran

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04 03 09 Reward Teardrop Explodes
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05 04 06 Jealous Guy Roxy Music
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12 07 04 Lately Stevie Wonder

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07 06 08 That's Entertainment The Jam
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08 08 07 Four From Toyah EP: It's A Mystery Toyah
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10 10 04 I Missed Again Phil Collins
 
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11 13 11 05 It's A Love Thing The Whispers
12 14 12 04 You Better You Bet The Who

13 11 11 12 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
14 09 07 07 Message Of Love The Pretenders
15 16 15 15 Can You Feel It Jacksons
16 19 16 03 Mind Of A Toy Visage
17 23 17 03 Ceremony New Order
18 18 18 05 Star Kiki Dee
19 20 19 04 This Ole House Shakin Stevens
20 29 20 02 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone
21 25 21 05 Jones vs Jones Kool & The Gang
22 45 22 02 (We Don't Need) This Fascist Groove Thang Heaven 17
23 --- 23 01 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
24 32 24 02 Attention To Me Nolans
25 30 25 04 Einstein A Go-Go Landscape

26 24 15 08 Southern Freeez Freeez
27 --- 27 01 Slow Motion Ultravox FEATURED
28 21 05 09 I Surrender Rainbow
29 27 13 11 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
30 33 30 04 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
31 17 17 16 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
32 34 32 08 Precious To Me Phil Seymour
33 39 33 02 Intuition Linx

34 22 01 10 Woman John Lennon
35 170 35 01 Decadent Days Hazel O'Connor FEATURED
36 31 27 07 Somebody (Help Me Out) Beggar & Co
37 28 28 09 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
38 40 38 08 Ain't Even Done With The Night John Cougar Mellencamp
39 42 39 06 Who Do You Think You're Fooling Donna Summer
40 58 40 02 Night Games Graham Bonnett

41 37 15 10 Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me) XTC
42 --- 42 01 Up The Hill Backwards David Bowie FEATURED
43 53 43 04 Guilty Classix Nouveaux
44 49 44 04 How Bout Us Champaign
45 48 45 05 Turn Me Loose Loverboy
46 57 46 02 New Orleans Gillan

47 46 10 13 A Little In Love Cliff Richard
48 --- 48 01 Good Thing Going Sugar Minott FEATURED
49 47 45 06 Hearts On Fire Randy Meisner
50 44 43 05 Boys & Girls Human League
 
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51 41 29 08 I'm In Love With A German Film Star The Passions
52 50 12 12 Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & Peoples
53 59 53 02 New Toy Lene Lovich
54 93 54 02 Plan B Dexy's Midnight Runners HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED
55 --- 55 01 W.O.R.K. (No Nah No No My Daddy Don't) Bow Wow Wow FEATURED
56 61 55 05 All American Girls Sister Sledge
57 --- 57 01 Dead Pop Stars Altered Images FEATURED

58 52 38 09 Treat Me Right Pat Benatar
59 65 59 06 Fantastic Voyage Lakeside
60 55 34 16 Games People Play Alan Parsons Project
61 75 61 02 Yellow Pearl Phil Lynott
62 35 03 17 Antmusic Adam & The Ants
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63 --- 63 01 One More Chance Diana Ross FEATURED
64 60 16 13 Burn Rubber The Gap Band
65 62 01 31 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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66 72 66 03 The Jezebel Spirit Brian Eno & David Byrne
67 26 02 10 Rapture Blondie
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FREEFALLER
68 68 66 09 Ah Leah Donnie Iris
69 67 63 10 Smokey Mountain Rain Ronnie Milsap
70 66 54 13 Give Me A Break Vivien Vee
71 77 71 03 One Step Ahead Split Enz
72 73 69 08 Ghost Riders In The Sky Outlaws
73 70 70 03 Yesterday once More - Nothing Remains The Same The Spinners
74 69 64 09 Looking Up Donna Summer
75 78 02 14 Ain't Gonna Stand For It Stevie Wonder
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76 76 01 23 Celebration Kool & The Gang
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77 79 77 03 Twilight Zone b/w Wrathchild Iron Maiden
78 43 38 05 Something Bout You Baby I Like Status Quo
79 81 24 15 Crying Don McClean
80 83 54 19 Gypsy Spirit Pendulum
81 82 78 04 Please Don't Ask Me John Farnham
82 84 61 11 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
83 74 73 07 Fade Away Bruce Springsteen
84 71 36 20 Sailing Christopher Cross
85 91 85 03 Megatron Man Patrick Cowley
86 94 02 19 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police
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87 --- 87 01 Vital Signs / A Passage To Bangkok Rush FEATURED
88 80 71 07 (Do The) Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
89 96 11 13 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
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90 89 15 29 D.I.S.C.O. Ottawan
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91 64 24 12 I Am The Beat The Look
92 38 33 06 St Valentine's Day Massacre EP: Please Don't Touch Motorhead/Girlschool FREEFALLER
93 --- 93 01 Make That Move Shalamar

94 63 37 09 Set Me Free Three Degrees
95 87 42 14 Full Of Fire Shalamar
96 113 96 01 Being With You Smokey Robinson
97 90 86 04 Living In A Fantasy Leo Sayer
98 99 98 02 Walls Flowers
99 --- 99 01 Just Fade Away Stiff Little Fingers
100 108 100 01 Just Between You & Me April Wine
 
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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

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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
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
28/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 404 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - SEVEN WEEKS

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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday Don't Stop The Music Yarbrough & Peoples (1st week)
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@Eric Generic Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants (3rd week)
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@Hairycub1969 Kids In America Kim Wilde (1st week)
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@Ironheade Ceremony New Order (1st week)
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@phoenix123 Kids In America Kim Wilde (1st week)
 
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Week 13

Global chart Top 10 w/e 28/03/81

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01 01 09 Woman John Lennon FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 05 Rapture Blondie
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03 03 03 Keep On Loving You R.E.O. Speedwagon

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05 04 04 The Best Of Times Styx
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04 02 07 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
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06 01 Hello Again Neil Diamond

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10 07 02 Crying Don McClean
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04 03 07 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
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03 01 19 Just Like Starting Over John Lennon
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09 03 10 Celebration Kool & The Gang
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 28/03/81

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06 01 09 Rapture Blondie NEW NUMBER ONE

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02 02 11 Woman John Lennon

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03 03 10 The Best Of Times Styx
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01 01 18 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
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05 05 10 Crying Don McClean
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07 06 09 Hello Again Neil Diamond
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04 01 18 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
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23 08 07 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jnr

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12 09 10 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
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10 10 09 What Kind Of Fool Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

Chart News
14 21 14 07 Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton
18 26 18 06 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton

25 35 25 08 Don't Stop The Music Yarbrough & Peoples
32 65 32 02 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon HIGHEST CLIMBER
33 60 33 02 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
34 48 34 03 Time Out Of Mind Steely Dan
37 50 37 04
Sweetheart Franke & The Knockouts



43 58 43 03 Me Andy Gibb
48 63 48 02 You Better You Bet The Who
50 61 50 04 Running Scared The Fools
54 69 54 04 A Woman Needs Love Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio
55 66 55 04 Lovers After All Melissa Manchester & Peabo Bryson
58 70 58 03 Lonely Together Barry Manilow
59 77 59 02 Living Inside Myself Gino Vannelli
65 79 65 02 I Missed Again Phil Collins


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New Entries

#72 Love You Like I Never Loved Before John O'Banion
#74 Say You'll Be Mine Christopher Cross
#77 Watching The Wheels John Lennon
#78 What Are We Doin In Love Dollie West
#80 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes

#81 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
#83 Blessed Are The Believers Anne Murray
#84 Lover Michael Stanley Band
#85 Unchained Melody Heart

#87 Somebody Send My Baby Home Lenny LeBlanc
#89 Shotgun Rider Delbert McClinton
#90 Don't Know Much Bill Medley


US Charts

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Radio & Records Airplay Chart The Best Of Times Styx THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Cashbox Singles Chart Rapture Blondie NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary What Kind Of Fool Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Breaking And Entering / Easy Money Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & Peoples FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 28/03/81

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02 01 05 This Ole House Shakin Stevens
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108,000 NEW NUMBER ONE
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03 02 06 Kids In America Kim Wilde 74,000
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Jealous Guy Roxy Music
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72,000
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08 04 07 Four From Toyah Toyah
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71,500
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04 02 11 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants 65,000

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18 06 04 Lately Stevie Wonder 50,000

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Do The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast
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48,000
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06 06 09
Reward Teardrop Explodes 46,000
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09 09 04 You Better You Bet The Who 43,000

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Capstick Comes Home / Sheffiled Grinder Tony Capstick… 39,000
As predicted nothing could stop Shakin' Stevens this week as "This Ole House" makes its expected move 2-1 on a healthy sale of 108,000 taking overall sales to 262,000 for the track which is now easily his biggest seller. 27 years after the track first reached No 1 this is a pre-cursor to Shaky's re-issued and re-titled 2nd album for the Epic label also called "This Ole House" which is re-released this week, originally released last October entitled "Marie Marie" after his then single, perhaps it will have better luck with its new title after failing to chart initially.

Shaky's rise comes with a sales increase, not so for Kim Wilde whose "Kids In America" does moves 3-2 yet drops back in sales losing 13% at 74,000 a mere 2,000 copies ahead of both a falling Roxy Music 1-3 and a climbing Toyah 8-4 who are within 500 copies of each other.

Back with a third top 10 hit from "Hotter Than July" Stevie Wonder manages three top 10 singles on the trot for only the second time in his career (he previously did the trick in 1969/1970) as "Lately" climbs 18-6 (50,000).

It seems Fred Wedlock has started a trend, as now comedian Tony Capstick follows him into the top 10 with "Capstick Comes Home/ The Sheffield Grinder" which zooms 54-10 (39,000) this week! It features The Carlton Main/Frickley Colliery Band, Capstick has been a performer on the Folk scene (like Wedlock), 1981 is shaping up to be an eclectic year!

The Who hold at No 9 (43,000) though sales slip despite TOTP, and on their way down are Adam & The Ants 4-5 (65,000), Coast To Coast 5-7 (48,000), and Teardrop Explodes 6-8 (46,000)
Chart News
11 21 11 05 Einstein A Go-Go Landscape
12 20 12 06 Planet Earth Duran Duran
13 25 13 04 Intuition Linx
14 24 14 03 Mind Of A Toy Visage
19 30 19 03 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone

20 26 20 03 It's A Love Thing The Whispers
23 42 23 02 Decadent Days Hazel O'Connor
34 72 34 02 Jitterbuggin' Heatwave
43 69 43 02 Night Games Graham Bonnett
45 64 45 02 (We Don't Need) This Fascist Groove Thang Heaven 17



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New Entries

#24 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz

#35 Slow Motion Ultravox
#42 Up The Hill Backwards David Bowie
#52 Vital Signs / A Passage To Bangkok Rush
#54 Just A Feeling Bad Manners
#57 Good THing Going Sugar Minott
#60 Make That Move Shalamar
#62 W.O.R.K. (Nah No No My Daddy Don't) Bow Wow Wow
#63 I'm So Happy / Time Light Of The World
#65 Just Fade Away Stiff Little Fingers
#66 Don't Panic Liquid Gold
#70 Almost Saturday Night Dave Edmunds
#73 Dead Pop Stars Altered Images
#75 My Mum Is One In A Million The Children Of Tansley School


 
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World Charts w/e 28/03/81
Celebration Kool & The Gang NEW NUMBER ONE
Antmusic Adam & The Ants NEW NUMBER ONE
Woman John Lennon FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce NEW NUMBER ONE
Woman In Love Babra Streisand FIFTH MONTH AT NUMBER ONE
Nar Vi Tva Blir En Gyllen Tider FIFTEENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
More And More Joe Dolan NEW NUMBER ONE
Stop The Cavalry Jona Lewie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Fade To Grey Visage THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
In The Air Tonight Phil Collins SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Sara Perche Ti Amo Ricchi e Proveri NEW NUMBER ONE
Another One Bites The Dust Queen NEW NUMBER ONE
Life Is For Living Barclay James Harvest FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Machikado Twilight Chanels THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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Woman John Lennon (w/e 11/03/81)
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Shine Up Doris D & Pins (w/e 20/02/81)
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Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce (w/e 21/03/81)
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Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police (w/e 03/03/81)
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Upside Down Diana Ross
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Shandi KISS
 
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Number 44 - new entry for XTC with "Love at first sight" which is their current single release in USA/Canada but sadly won't get a UK single release ("Respectable Street" will be their next UK single):

 
Number 39 - new entry for David Bowie and his fourth release from the "Scary Monsters" album - "Up the hill backwards" - here's Legs & Co. from Top of the Pops dancing to it:

 
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