PJOPS Retrochart w/e 30/08/80

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 30 August 1980 and can include songs released up to 18 August 1980 only.

- Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 20 August.

- 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 30/08/80

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01 01 06 The Winner Takes It All ABBA FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 03 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie

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03 03 10 Private Life Grace Jones
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04 01 08 Upside Down Diana Ross
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05 05 05 All Over The World ELO
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06 06 06 Give Me The Night George Benson
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09 07 05 Oh Yeah (On The Radio) Roxy Music

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08 01 09 Babooshka Kate Bush
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15 09 02 Start! The Jam
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12 10 08 Oops Upside Your Head The Gap Band

Chartfile Commentary:

W/e 30th August 1980:

The heat is on outside and in the charts as well:
David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" may be sitting pretty on top of the UK Mainstream chart but on the Retrochart he is stuck at number two behind the mighty "The winner takes it all" by Abba. They have been on top now for five weeks, which is the longest run by any single this year. Some PJ'ers (HMV for example) have commented that it's the best ever Abba single so far…and are the rumours that they're going to split up really true?
The top six are all static this week with Grace Jones, Diana Ross, ELO, George Benson at number three, four, five and six respectively. Roxy Music keeps climbing - now at number seven. Kate Bush is stuck at number eight. The Jam and The Gap Band enter the top ten.

Gary Numan has the highest new entry this week at number 20 with "I die: you die" - can he make the top ten next week? - stay tuned!
 
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Retrochart 50-11


11 11 11 06 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
12 16 12 04 Bankrobber The Clash

13 13 09 09 Sleepwalk Ultravox
14 14 14 15 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
15 07 01 12 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John
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16 10 03 10 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
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17 18 17 02 Biko Peter Gabriel
18 19 18 03 Best Friend / Stand Down Margaret The Beat

19 17 05 11 Use It Up & Wear It Out Odyssey
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20 01 I Die: You Die Gary Numan
HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

21 22 18 06 C30 C60 C90 Bow Wow Wow
22 23 22 03 Dreamin Cliff Richard
23 38 23 09 I Got You Split Enz
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HIGHCLIMBER

24 24 24 11 Magic Olivia Newton-John
25 25 25 10 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
26 27 26 04 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie

27 21 07 07 Burning Car John Foxx
28 34 28 02 Eighth Day Hazel O'Connor
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29 01 I Want To Be Straight Ian Dury & The Blockheads

30 20 05 11 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers
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31 26 22 07 There, There My Dear Dexy's Midnight Runners
32 31 31 05 A Walk In The Park Nick Straker Band
33 32 24 11 Fame Irene Cara
34 36 20 06 Give Me Back My Man B-52s
35 35 35 05 Funkin For Jamaica Tom Browne
36 37 12 09 Love Is The Drug Grace Jones
37 33 22 08 More Than I Can Say Leo Sayer
38 40 38 07 Does She Have A Friend Gene Chandler
39 44 39 04 First Be A Woman Lenore O'Malley

40 41 23 14 Misunderstanding Genesis
41 45 41 06 Take A Little Rhythm Ali Thomson
42 126 42 01 Boulevard Jackson Browne

43 43 19 11 Sunset People Donna Summer
44 110 44 01 United Judas Priest
45 28 16 09 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
46 46 46 08 Sailing Christopher Cross
47 47 15 09 A Lover's Holiday Change
48 48 41 09 Take Your Time The SOS Band
49 42 42 04 Tom Hark The Pirhanas
50 51 46 05 Sweetheart Contract Magazine
 
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Retrochart 100 - 51


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51 01 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford
52 111 52 01 Summer Fun Barracdas

53 59 53 02 The Whisper Selecter
54 61 54 03 Don't Ask Me Why Billy Joel

55 53 53 04 Can't Stop The Music Village People
56 30 25 08 Wednesday Week The Undertones
57 52 52 04 I Can't Let Go Linda Ronstadt
58 50 48 05 Are You Getting Enough Of What Makes You Happy Hot Chocolate
59 70 59 03 You Better Run Pat Benatar
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HIGHCLIMBER

60 55 54 08 A Rolling Stone Grace Jones
61 56 56 07 All Out Of Love Air Supply
62 75 62 02 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
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HIGHCLIMBER

63 142 63 01 A Day Without Me U2
64 67 61 05 Private Idaho B-52s
65 66 65 04 Rock It Lipps Inc.
66 68 66 02 Sartorial Eloquence (Don't You Wanna Play This Game No More) Elton John
67 87 67 02 He's So Shy Pointer Sisters
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HIGHCLIMBER

68 65 06 12 Play The Game Queen
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69 39 36 06 Girlfriend Michael Jackson
70 71 70 10 Pay To Cum Bad Brains
71 73 71 09 Fight Back Discharge

72 74 17 15 Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys
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73 69 02 26 Funkytown Lipps Inc.
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74 76 26 34 Le Banana Split Lio
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75 184 75 01 Rebels Are We Chic
76 81 76 03 Everything Is Alright Spider

77 77 62 13 Do You Wanna Dance The Silver
78 79 78 03 No Night So Long Dionne Warwick
79 64 37 05 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
80 124 80 01 Never Knew Love Like This Before Stephanie Mills
81 82 78 08 Cities Talking Heads
82 83 82 02 Amoureux Solitaires Lio
83 80 59 07 Heart To Break The Heart France Joli
84 58 18 17 The Rose Bette Midler
85 78 76 07 Empire Strikes Back Meco
86 88 68 18 Realities Of War Discharge
87 29 14 08 Sanctuary New Musik
88 49 49 07 The Royal Mile Gerry Rafferty
89 84 28 12 Spacer Sheila & B. Devotion
90 62 61 08 Give Me A Break Ritchie Family
91 90 22 20 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood
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92 100 04 14 Over You Roxy Music
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93 85 85 03 I'm Ready Kano
94 92 21 10 We Got The Beat Go-Go's
95 86 02 18 Messages OMD
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96 122 96 01 Nightdrive James Last Band
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97 01 Mathematiques Modernes Disco Rough

98 89 80 07 All Night Dancing Lipps Inc.
99 95 83 15 Herrmann Hiess Er Nina Hagen Band
100 91 79 03 New York New York Frank Sinatra
 
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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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Bubbling Under Top Ten 30/08/80

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01 02 101 You're The only Woman / Ambrosia
02 08 104 Hot Rod Hearts / Robbie Dupree
03 ne 108 West One (Shine On Me) / Ruts
04 01 101 I Like What You're Doing / Young & Company
05 07 112 Whip It / Devo
06 03 108 Final Day / Young Marble Giants
07 10 120 Circus Games / Skids
08 06 114 Give It To You / RCR
09 ne 124 One In A Million You / Larry Graham
10 ne 125 Get b/w My Mother Was A Friend Of An Enemy Of The People / Blurt

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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday Fame Irene Cara (1st week)
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@Eric Generic Ashes To Ashes David Bowie (1st week)
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@Hairycub1969 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie (2nd week)
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@Ironheade Ashes To Ashes David Bowie (2nd week)
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@phoenix123 The Winner Takes It All ABBA (3rd week)
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@Russron Pay To Cum Bad Brains (11th 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
 
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Week 35

Global chart Top 10 w/e 30/08/80
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Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones
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05 03 08 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
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03 01 16 Funkytown Lipps Inc
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06 04 03 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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04 04 06 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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07 07 04 Take Your Time (Do It Right) The S.O.S. Band
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09 08 02 Sailing Christopher Cross
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09 01 Give Me The Night George Benson

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08 02 17 Coming Up Paul McCartney
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 30/08/80
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02 01 12 Sailing Christopher Cross NEW NUMBER ONE
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05 02 08 Upside Down Diana Ross
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01 01 15 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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04 04 09 Emotional Rescue The Rolling Stones

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03 03 14 Take Your Time S.O.S. Band
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07 06 12 Fame Irene Cara
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08 07 12 All Out Of Love Air Supply
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11 08 09 Give Me The Night George Benson

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09 09 12 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend

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10 10 14 More Love Kim Carnes

Chart News w/e 30/08/80
13 19 13 08 Looking For Love Johnny Lee
16 23 16 11 Drivin My Life Away Eddie Rabbit

28 50 28 03 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
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31 43 31 04 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
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34 42 34 07 How Does It Feel To Be Back Hall & Oates
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37 57 37 04 Never Knew Love Like This Before Stephanie Mills
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45 69 45 02 Look What You've Done To Me Boz Scaggs
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New Entries w/e 30/08/80
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#69 Midnight Rocks Al Stewart
#77 Rebels Are We Chic
#81 Leaving LA Deliverance
#82 Can We Try Teddy Pendergrass
#85 Whip It Devo
#88 Lola The Kinks
#89 My Guy / My Girl Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 30/08/80
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Ashes To Ashes David Bowie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 02 Start The Jam

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04 03 07 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton

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02 01 05 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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08 05 05 Feels Like I'm In Love Kelly Marie
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09 06 05 Tom Hark Piranhas

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05 02 07 Upside Down Diana Ross

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08 01 I Die: You Die Gary Numan

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07 06 08 Ooops Upside Your Head The Gap Band
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13 10 05 The Sunshine Of Your Smile Mike Berry

Chart News w/e 30/08/80
13 27 13 03 Eighth Day Hazel O'Connor
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20 30 20 04 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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22 32 22 03 Marie Marie Shakin Stevens
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27 37 27 03 Paranoid Black Sabbath
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32 56 32 02 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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45 68 45 02 Unlock The Funk Locksmith
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New Entries w/e 30/08/80

#34 It's Only Love / Beyond The Reef Elvis Presley
#39 I Want To Be Straight Ian Dury & The Blockheads
#50 I Owe You One Shalamar
#55 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford
#56 West One (Shine On Me) The Ruts
#64 Dancin On A Wire Surface Noise
#66 If It's Alright With You Baby The Korgis
#67 Dynamite Stacy Lattisaw
#69 Taste Of Bitter Love Gladys Knight & The Pips
#70 Don't Make Me Wait Too Long Roberta Flack
#74 Love Meeting Love Level 42
 
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Canadian Top 50 w/e 30/08/80
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01 01 08 Emotional Rescue Rolling Stones
SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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05 02 13 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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02 01 14 Misunderstanding Genesis
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04 01 13 Tired Of Toein The Line Rocky Burnette
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03 01 15 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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06 05 18 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
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10 07 10 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend
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07 02 16 The Rose Bette Midler
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08 01 18 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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13 10 09 Cocaine / Tulsa Time Eric Clapton

Chart News w/e 30/08/80
20 34 20 07 Sailing Christopher Cross
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24 36 24 06 Boulevard Jackson Browne
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27 39 27 07 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
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33 44 33 09 Take A LIttle Rhythm Ali Thomson
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36 50 36 04 You'll Accomp'ny Me Bob Seger
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74 96 74 02 Take Your Time (Do It Right) The S.O.S. Band
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New Entries w/e 30/08/80

#86 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
#87 All Over The World ELO
#93 Paint By Number Heart Martha & The Muffins
#94 The Kid Is Hot Tonite Loverboy
#97 I'm Alright Kenny Loggins
#98 Hey There Lonely Girl Robert John
#99 Give Me The Night George Benson
 
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Australian Top 100 w/e 25/08/80
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Moscow Genghis Khan SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 What I Like About You Romantics
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Can't Stop The Music Village People
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05 Magic Olivia Newton-John
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07 Shandi Kiss
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06 You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling Long John Baldry & Kathi MacDonald
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10 Help John Farnham
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Chart News w/e 25/08/80
#19 Modern Girl James Freud & Radio Starts
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New Entries w/e 25/08/80

More Than I Can Say LEO SAYER
Upside Down DIANA ROSS
Echo Beach MARTHA & THE MUFFINS
Theme from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless) MASH
Who Shot J.R.? GARY BURBANK with BAND McNALLY
Let My Love Open the Door PETE TOWNSHEND
Take Your Time (Do it Right) S.O.S. BAND
Talk to Me KISS
Get Back to the Shelter RICHARD CLAPTON
We Know Who Done it BARRON KNIGHTS
 
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Top 100 8-30-1980
# Artist - Song -Total Weeks - Last Week
1. Irene Cara - Fame - (new #1)
2. Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O. - Xanadu
3. Lenore O'Malley - First Be A Woman
4. Olivia Newton-John - Magic
5. Spider - Everything Is Alright
6. Genesis - Misunderstanding
7. Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World
8. S.O.S. Band - Take Your Time
9. Lipps Inc. - Rock It
10. France Joli - The Heart To Break The Heart
11. Meco - Empire Strikes Back
12. Diana Ross - Upside Down
13. Gerry Rafferty - Royal Mile
14. Sheila & B. Devotion - Spacer
15. Air Supply - All Out Of Love
16. Kano - I'm Ready
17. James Last Band - Nightdrive
18. Lipps Inc. - All Night Dancing
19. Gene Chandler - Does She Have A Friend For Me?
20. Ambrosia - You're The Only Woman
21. France Joli - This Time
22. George Benson - Give me The Night
23. Christopher Cross - Sailing
24. Young & Co. - I Like What You're Doing To Me
25. Jackson Browne - Boulevard
26. Blondie - Atomic
27. Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line
28. RCR - Give It To You
29. Larry Graham - One In A Million You
30. Gibson Brothers - Que Sera Mi Vida -
31. Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away
32. Electric Light Orchestra - I'm Alive
33. MASH - Theme From M*A*S*H*
34. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
35. Odyssey - Use It Up, Wear It Out
36. Roxy Music - Over You
37. Baby O - In The Forest
38. Gap Band - Oops Upside Your Head
39. Linda Ronstadt - I Can't Let Go
40. Ann -Margret - Midnight Message
41. Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
42. Ali Thompson - Take A Little Rhythm
43. Village People - Can't Stop The Music
44. Toronto - Even The Score
45. Robert John - Hey There Lonely Girl
46. Chic - Rebels Are We
47. Blondie - Hanging On The telephone
48. Clash - London Calling
49. Ritchie Family - Give Me A Break
50. Kim Carnes - More Love
51. John Williams - Imperial March
52. Pat Benetar - You Better Run
53. Boz Scaggs - Jojo
54. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
55. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
56. Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach
57. Fischer Z - So Long
58. Jon & Vangelis - I Hear You Now
59. Herb Alpert - Beyond
60. the Ramones - Do You Remember..
61. Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
62. Easy Going - I Strip You
63. Pat Benetar - We Live For Love
64. Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why
65. Bette Midler - the Rose
66. O.M.D. - Messages
67. Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
68. Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
69. Bob Seger & S.B.B. - You'll Accompany Me
70. Boz Scaggs - Look What you've Done To Me
71. Poco -Under The Gun
72. Gary Numan - Are Friends Electric?
73. Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
74. Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol - My Guy/My Girl -new
75. Dirt Band -Make A Little Magic
76. Paul Simon - Late In The Evening
77. Johnny Lee - Lookin' For Love
78. Dschingis Khan- Moscow
79. Spinners - Cupid
80. Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own
81. Split Enz - I Got You-new
82. Gordon Lightfoot - If You Need Me
83. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
84. Commodores - Old Fashioned Love
85. William DeVaughn- Be Thankful For What You've Got*
86. Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
87. Chicago - Thunder & Lightning
88. Telex - Eurovision - new
89. the Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing
90. Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind - new
91. Whitesnake - Fool For Your Loving
92. Fred Knoblock- Why Not Me?
93. Alvin & the Chpmunks - You May Be Right
94. Blondie - Call Me
95. Devo - Whip It -new
96. Kings - Switchin To Glide -new
97. Dynasty - I've Just Begun To Love You
98. Gus - Sweet Delight
99. Ray, Goodman & Brown - My Prayer -new
100. Gary Numan - Cars
Dropouts
Donna Summer - Could It Be Magic
Jimmy Ruffin- Night Of Love
Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
Manhattans - Shining Star
Yipes - Darlin'
Stacy Lattisaw - JumpTo The Beat
Secret Affair - My World
 
W/e 30th August 1980
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK

1 1 3 1 ASHES TO ASHES David Bowie 1
2 2 5 1 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba 4
3 3 5 3 OH YEAH (ON THE RADIO) Roxy Music 11
4 NEW 1 4 I DIE: YOU DIE Gary Numan 8
5 14 2 5 START The Jam 2
6 4 6 4 9 TO 5 Sheena Easton 3
7 9 4 7 BANKROBBER The Clash 19
8 5 5 5 ALL OVER THE WORLD ELO 15
9 13 4 9 IT'S STILL ROCK 'N' ROLL TO ME Billy Joel 20
10 8 9 1 LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division N/A
11 7 5 7 PRIVATE LIFE Grace Jones 24
12 6 7 2 UPSIDE DOWN Diana Ross 7
13 21 5 13 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE Kelly Marie 5
14 10 7 6 OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD The Gapband 9
15 18 3 15 DREAMING Cliff Richard 14
16 15 6 13 SLEEPWALK Ultravox 29
17 25 3 17 BEST FRIEND/STAND DOWN MARGARET The Beat 30
18 11 5 11 GIVE ME THE NIGHT George Benson 12
19 16 5 16 A WALK IN THE PARK Nick Straker Band 28
20 24 2 20 EIGHTH DAY Hazel O'Connor 13
21 23 4 21 MODERN GIRL Sheena Easton 18
22 19 9 2 A LOVER'S HOLIDAY Change N/A
23 26 3 23 I GOT YOU Split Enz 38
24 17 8 5 KING'S CALL Phil Lynott N/A
25 28 2 25 BIKO Peter Gabriel 40
26 27 3 26 SUMMER FUN Barracudas 37
27 22 4 21 CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC Village People 17
28 30 3 28 CIRCUS GAMES Skids 33
29 12 5 12 TOM HARK The Piranhas 6
30 40 2 30 MAGIC Olivia Newton John 32
31 34 3 31 YOU GOTTA BE A HUSTLER Sue Wilkinson 25
32 NEW 1 32 IT'S ONLY LOVE Elvis Presley 34
33 NEW 1 33 UNITED Judas Priest 49
34 42 2 34 PARANOID Black sabbath 27
35 44 2 35 THE WHISPER The Selecter 44
36 20 7 9 THERE THERE MY DEAR Dexys Midnight Runners 46
37 NEW 1 37 I WANT TO BE STRAIGHT Ian Dury and the Blockheads 39
38 35 11 1 XANADU Olivia Newton John & ELO 47
39 NEW 1 39 ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY Randy Crawford 55
40 29 8 11 MORE THAN I CAN SAY Leo Sayor 23
41 32 8 8 BABOOSKHA Kate Bush 41
42 38 8 9 WEDNESDAY WEEK The Undertones 75
43 33 10 2 USE IT UP, WEAR IT OUT Odyssey 31
44 NEW 1 44 LOVE MEETING LOVE Level 42 74
45 NEW 1 45 A DAY WITHOUT ME U2 N/A
46 37 4 37 THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR SMILE Mike Berry 10
47 31 6 16 ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY Hot Chocolate 36
48 41 5 31 C30, C60, C90 GO Bow Wow Wow 42
49 NEW 1 49 SOUND OF CONFUSION Secret Affair 52
50 39 6 26 BURNING CAR John Foxx 72

David Bowie makes it two weeks at the top with "Ashes to Ashes" but watch out for the highest new entry this week - Gary Numan's "I die: you die" straight in at number four. His last single "We are glass" was number one for two weeks earlier this year! The Jam have a healthy climb of nine places to number five with "Start!" and Billy Joel is safely inside the top ten at number nine with "It's still Rock'n'Roll to me"

Next week could see new entries from Queen, Shalamar and XTC - stay tuned!
 
Our best bet to lure @nnnumb back quicker than expected, this French electronic post-punk import was NME's single of the week in the August 23 issue:



He oughta be itching to give it beaucoup de points!


Ooooo! Classic indeed. Such a shame they only released the two singles and one album.

Early Pierre et Gilles cover too.
 
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