PJOPS Retrochart w/e 31/05/80

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 31 May 1980. Your deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday 21 May

- 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 31/05/80

01 01 01 09 A Forest The Cure
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THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 03 02 05 Messages OMD
03 02 02 05 Mirror In The Bathroom The Beat
04 05 04 03 Over You Roxy Music
05 19 05 02 We Are Glass Gary Numan
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06 04 03 06 Breathing Kate Bush
07 08 07 04 Pulling Mussels Squeeze
08 11 08 04 You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties Jona Lewie
09 10 09 13 Funkytown Lipps Inc.

10 06 01 16 Call Me Blondie
11 09 05 12 Rock Lobster B-52s
12 30 12 04 No Self Control Peter Gabriel
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13 13 06 07 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
14 12 03 09 Talk Of The Town The Pretenders
15 07 04 11 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners
16 61 16 02 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime Korgis
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17 18 17 05 Let's Go Round Again Average White Band

18 17 13 07 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts Philip Lynott
19 16 16 03 Rescue Echo & The Bunnymen
20 15 12 07 Coming Up Paul McCartney
21 22 21 05 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
22 14 01 11 Going Underground The Jam
23 33 23 03 Suicide Is Painless (Theme From M*A*S*H) The M*A*S*H
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24 35 24 03 Crying Don McClean
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25 27 15 06 This World Of Water New Musik
26 29 26 06 Fool For Your Loving Whitesnake
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27 28 26 05 Holiday 80 EP Human League

28 25 15 07 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad Prince
29 38 29 02 Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys
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30 39 30 05 No Doubt About It Hot Chocolate
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31 23 23 05 Simple Simon INXS
32 36 32 03 Duchess Genesis
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33 20 07 09 Night Boat To Cairo Madness
34 ne 34 01 Twilight Zone-Twilight Tone Manhattan Transfer
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35 37 35 03 Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson
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36 32 32 03 Police & Thieves Junior Murvin
37 45 37 02 Rat Race The Specials
38 43 38 06 All For Leyna Billy Joel

39 31 18 09 My Perfect Cousin The Undertones
40 42 34 08 Eurovision Telex
41 46 41 04 Broken English Marianne Faithfull
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42 44 15 09 Clean Clean Buggles

43 40 38 06 I Shoulda Loved Ya Narada Michael Walden
44 157 44 01 I'm Alive Electric Light Orchestra
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45 ne 45 01 Only After Dark The Human League
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46 34 21 07 Electricty OMD
47 ne 47 01 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees
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48 47 10 10 No-one Driving John Foxx
49 50 49 02 Back Together Again Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
50 52 14 11 Train In Vain The Clash
 
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Retrochart 100-51


51 53 34 14 Deutsch-Amerikanische-Freundscaft Kebabtraume
52 95 03 14 Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins
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53 55 31 08 Rectangle Jacno
54 26 17 09 Sexy Dancer Prince
55 48 12 12 Turn It On Again Genesis
56 51 51 04 The Groove Rodney Franklin
57 24 24 04 Hold On To My Love Jimmy Ruffin
58 49 46 09 Wheels Of Steel Saxon
59 21 19 06 Staring At The Rude Boys The Ruts
60 41 03 12 Happy House Souxsie & The Banshees
61 62 26 22 Le Banana Split Lio
62 NEW 62 01 Do You Wanna Dance The Silver
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63 66 63 04 The Rose Bette Midler
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64 63 37 15 Wardance Killing Joke
65 65 14 22 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
66 64 32 08 Cars Gary Numan
67 68 65 18 Way Of The World Cheap Trick
68 70 68 08 Realities Of War Discharge

69 54 25 08 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
70 72 17 15 I Zimbra Talking Heads
71 76 71 02 Gonna Get Along Without You Now Viola Wills
72 73 28 17 TV The Flying Lizards
73 80 73 03 You Gave Me Love Crown Height Affair
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74 85 74 02 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
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75 74 02 22 I Have A Dream ABBA
76 75 17 20 Three Minute Hero The Selecter
77 77 77 09 Stupid Girl Ellen Foley
78 71 68 12 You May Be Right Billy Joel
79 79 38 22 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
80 58 22 12 Don't Push It, Don't Force It Leon Haywood
81 106 81 01 Clones (We're All) / Alice Cooper
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82 69 69 04 Pack It Up Arabesque
83 83 83 09 Herrmann Hiess Er Nina Hagen Band
84 89 84 03 We Live For Love Pat Benatar
85 81 81 03 Steal Away Robbie Dupree
86 86 86 05 Sad Song Ellen Foley
87 87 87 04 Tell Me On A Sunday Marti Webb
88 NEW 88 01 Totuus Löytyy Kaurapuurosta Lama
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89 90 62 10 Where There's A Will There's A Way / In The Beginning There Was Rhythm The Pop Group / The Slits
90 91 90 04 Hassisen Kone Hassisen Kone

91 82 52 07 Don't Make Waves The Nolans
92 NEW 92 01 Säpinää Maukka Perusjätkä
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93 98 93 02 Just Can't Give You Up Mystic Merlin

94 78 48 06 I Got You Split Endz
95 93 90 05 In The City The Jam
96 96 07 16 I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Elvis Costello & The Attractions
97 150 97 01 Chinatown Thin Lizzy
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98 119 98 01 Misunderstanding Genesis
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99 59 49 09 Squares & Triangles Thompson Twins
100 99 32 15 Dark Entries Bauhaus

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Bubbling Under Top Ten 31/05/80

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01 01 102 Il Vento Caldo Dell'estate / Alice
02 05 107 11 O'Clock Tick Tock / U2
03 04 108 Planet Claire / B-52s

04 ne 112 Tämä Hetki Ja Tulevaisuus / Ratsia
05 ne 116 Magic / Olivia Newton-John
06 ne 117 D-a-a-ance / The Lambrettas
07 ne 118 Light Up The Night / Brothers Johnson
08 07 120 Any Love / Rufus & Chaka Khan
09 ne 124 La Groupie Du Pianiste / Michael Berger
10 ne 126 Il Jouait De Piano Debout / France Gall


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This week's #1s

@Eric Generic We Are Glass Gary Numan (1st week)
@Hairycub1969 We Are Glass Gary Numan (1st week)
@nnnumb Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys (1st week)
@phoenix123 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson (1st week)
@Russron Holiday In Cambodia Dead Kennedys (1st week)

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Last week's #1s

@Ironheade No Self Control Peter Gabriel (2nd 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
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
 
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Week 22

Global chart Top 10 w/e 31/05/80

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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 31/05/80


01 02 01 10 Funkytown Lipps Inc
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NEW NUMBER ONE
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02 01 01 16 Call Me Blondie
03 14 03 06 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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04 04 04 10 Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
05 05 05 16 Sexy Eyes Dr Hook
06 06 06 09 Biggest Part Of Me Ambrosia
07 07 07 12 Stomp The Brothers Johnson
08 08 08 08 Hurt So Bad Linda Ronstadt
09 11 09 05 Against The Wind Bob Seger
10 10 10 16 Cars Gary Numan

75 ne 75 01 More Love Kim Carnes
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77 ne 77 01 Gimme Some Lovin' Blues Brothers
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82 ne 82 01 In America The Charlie Daniels Band
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87 ne 87 01 Shotgun Rider Joe Sun
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88 ne 88 01 Take Your Time S.O.S. Band
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90 ne 90 01 Time For Me To Fly R.E.O. Speedwagon
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UK Top 75 w/e 31/05/80

01 06 01 04 Theme From M*A*S*H M*A*S*H
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NEW NUMBER ONE
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02 02 02 05 No Doubt About It Hot Chocolate
03 01 01 05 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
04 03 03 05 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
05 10 05 02 Made Of Glass Gary Numan
06 07 07 03 Over You Roxy Music
07 04 04 05 Mirror In The Bathroom The Beat
08 18 08 02 Rat Race / Rude Boys Outa Jail The Specials
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09 25 09 03 Funkytown Lipps Inc
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10 05 01 11 Geno Dexy's Midnight Runners

51 ne 51 01 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right Rod Stewart
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52 ne 52 01 Substitute Liquid Gold
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59 ne 59 01 The Snatch Surface Noise
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61 ne 61 01 Let's Hang On Darts
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62 ne 62 01 Behind The Groove Teena Marie
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64 ne 64 01 Light Up The Night Brothers Johnson
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70 ne 70 01 Ashes And Diamonds Zaine Griff
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71 ne 71 01 To Be Or Not To Be B.A. Robertson
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72 ne 72 01 Who You Looking At Salford Jets
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74 ne 74 01 Written On Your Body Ronnie Bond
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75 ne 75 01 Make It Real The Scorpions
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Canadian Top 100 w/e 31/05/80

01 02 01 12 Call Me Blondie
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02 01 01 12 Rock Lobster The B-52s
03 04 01 17 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
04 03 03 11 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
05 06 04 12 Cars Gary Numan
06 05 05 15 Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners
07 07 06 10 You May Be Right Billy Joel
08 11 08 08 Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes
09 10 09 09 Pilot Of The Airwaves Charlie Dore
10 08 03 14 Fire Lake Bob Seger


85 ne 85 01 Misunderstanding Genesis
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90 ne 90 01 The Seduction James Last Band
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93 ne 93 01 I'm Alive ELO
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95 ne 95 01 Clones (We're All) Alice Cooper
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97 ne 97 01 New Romance Spider
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99 ne 99 01 Good Clean Fun Trooper
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100 ne 100 01 Young And Restless Prism
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Australian Top 20 w/e 26/05/80

01 01 I Got You Split Endz
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SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
03 04 Tired Of Toein The Line Rocky Burnette
04 03 Space Invaders Player
05 06 Rock Lobster B-52s
06 08 People Mi-Sex
07 07 Total Control Motels

08 18 Coming Up Paul McCartney
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09 09 Same Old Girl Darryl Cotton
10 05 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd

15 ne Call Me Blondie
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18 ne Skinny Girls Alan O'Day
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Top 50 w/e 31/05/80


01 03 01 07 She's Out Of My Life / Michael Jackson
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NEW NUMBER ONE
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02 04 02 09 All For Leyna / Billy Joel

03 02 02 08 Dear Miss Lonely Hearts / Philip Lynott
04 01 01 05 What's Another Year / Johnny Logan
05 07 05 09 The Rose / Bette Midler
06 05 05 05 Mirror In The Bathroom / The Beat
07 06 06 11 Cars / Gary Numan
08 11 08 06 Fool For Your Lovin / Whitesnake
09 08 05 15 Rock Lobster / B-52s
10 14 10 05 Gonna Get Along Without You Now / Viola Wills
11 20 11 02 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me / Billy Joel
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12 23 12 03 Over You / Roxy Music
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13 09 01 09 Call Me / Blondie
14 10 01 12 You May Be Right / Billy Joel
15 12 01 12 Turn It On Again / Genesis
16 34 16 03 Clones (We're All) / Alice Cooper
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17 28 17 03 Funkytown / Lipps Inc
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18 22 18 09 We Live For Love / Pat Benatar

19 17 17 07 Steal Away / Robbie Dupree
20 21 20 07 Tell Me On A Sunday / Marti Webb
21 16 16 08 A Forest / The Cure
22 30 22 06 Let's Go Round Again / Average White Band
23 18 18 09 Don't Make Waves / The Nolans
24 13 10 09 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad / Prince
25 15 13 10 I Got You / Split Endz
26 29 26 04 Crying / Don McClean
27 19 04 11 Train In Vain / The Clash
28 43 28 02 Misunderstanding / Genesis
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29 41 29 04 Messages / OMD
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30 37 30 04 Theme From M*A*S*H / M*A*S*H
31 42 31 04 Pulling Mussels / Squeeze
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32 24 08 10 No-One Driving / John Foxx
33 32 32 06 Breathing / Kate Bush
34 25 06 10 Sexy Eyes / Dr Hook
35 49 35 04 You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties / Jona Lewie
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36 27 02 11 Going Underground / The Jam
37 38 37 03 Duchess / Genesis
38 31 09 09 Talk Of The Town / The Pretenders
39 36 01 15 Atomic / Blondie
40 72 40 02 Magic / Olivia Newton-John
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41 33 28 06 Love Enough For Two / Prima Donna
42 26 21 07 Coming Up / Paul McCartney
43 40 38 09 Any Love / Rufus & Chaka Khan
44 65 44 02 We Are Glass / Gary Numan
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45 48 45 07 Electricity / OMD

46 35 27 07 Rectangle / Jacno
47 39 01 15 Working My Way Back To You / The Detroit Spinners
48 44 01 16 You Know How To Love Me / Phyllis Hyman
49 45 01 18 Save Me / Queen
50 78 50 02 Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime / Korgis
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Before I post my Retrochart for W/e 31st May 1980 - some shakers and movers this week:

Number 40 - new entry for The Lambrettas - "D-A-A-ANCE" - their follow up to "Posion Ivy" which was a top ten hit earlier this year!

 
The highest new entry this week is from the forthcoming film due out this summer starring Olivia Newton John. The film is called "Xanadu" and ELO are on the soundtrack:

ELO - I'm Alive:



Find out which position they entered at later on this evening!
 
My Retrochart:

W/e 31st May 1980
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 5 2 1 WE ARE GLASS Gary Numan 5

2 1 10 1 GENO Dexys Midnight Runners 10
3 2 5 2 NO DOUBT ABOUT IT Hot Chocolate 2
4 3 4 3 MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM The Beat 7
5 4 4 4 SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE Michael Jackson 4
6 8 3 6 OVER YOU Roxy Music 6
7 10 5 7 BREATHING Kate Bush 30
8 6 5 5 LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN Average White Band 12
9 19 2 9 RAT RACE The Specials 8
10 7 6 4 I SHOULDA LOVED YA Narada Michael Walden 16
11 16 4 11 YOU GAVE ME LOVE Crown Heights Affair 17
12 11 5 8 A FOREST The Cure 55
13 12 7 10 DEAR MISS LONELY HEARTS Phil Lynott N/A
14 24 3 14 KITCHEN AT PARTIES Jona Lewie 19
15 21 4 15 PULLING MUSSELS (FROM THE SHELL) Squeeze 45
16 35 2 16 MESSAGES OMD 26
17 9 6 2 COMING UP Paul McCartney 24
18 25 3 18 SUICIDE IS PAINLESS MASH 1
19 13 6 12 WHY YOU WANNA TREAT ME SO BAD Prince N/A
20 27 3 20 CRYING Don Mclean 13
21 40 2 21 FUNKY TOWN Lipps Inc 9
22 14 7 5 EUROVISION Telex N/A
23 30 3 23 RESCUE Echo and the Bunnymen N/A
24 33 2 24 BACK TOGETHER AGAIN Roberta Flack & Donny Hattaway 22
25 28 4 25 JUST CAN'T GIVE YOU UP Mystic Merlin 23
26 NEW 1 26 I'M ALIVE ELO 25
27 29 3 27 POLICE AND THIEVES Junior Murvin 27
28 NEW 1 28 CHINATOWN Thin Lizzy 37
29 22 5 21 HOLIDAY 80 (EP) The Human League 63
30 15 5 15 WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR Johnny Logan 3
31 NEW 1 31 NO SELF CONTROL Peter Gabriel 33
32 18 8 4 BRING ON THE NIGHT The Police N/A
33 NEW 1 33 EVERYBODY'S GOTTA LEARN SOMETIME The Korgis 31
34 31 5 31 SIMPLE SIMON INXS N/A
35 38 2 35 11 O CLOCK TICK TOCK U2 N/A
36 20 9 2 TALK OF THE TOWN The Pretenders N/A
37 23 7 7 MY PERFECT COUSIN The Undertones 41
38 17 8 1 CALL ME Blondie 57
39 NEW 1 39 TWLIGHT ZONE-TWLIGHT TONE Manhattan Transfer 29
40 NEW 1 40 D-A-A-ANCE The Lambrettas 20

Gary Numan knocks Dexys' "Geno" from the top spot this week as "We are glass" becomes his first number one of the 80's. That means last week's top four all fall one place this week. Still climbing inside the top ten are Roxy Music and Kate Bush. The Specials make a big jump from 19 to 9 with "Rat Race" their follow up to their number one single "Too much too young"
The Average White Band and Narada Michael Walden are also heading down the top ten.
This week's highest new entry is at number 26 and comes from ELO with "I'm Alive" which is taken from the forthcoming movie "Xanadu" starring Olivia Newton John but no sign of John Travolta anywhere though!
Lipps Inc's "Funky Town" is this week's highest climber up from 40 to 21 - but will it still be number one in the RussRonia chart for the 12th week? We'll have to wait and see.
 
What, 12 new entries in the Russronian chart?... I know I had sworn (to myself) I'd only ever list a Top 40, but then: a) I discovered this blog featuring old Finnish (monthly) charts, and b) I finally got around to digging up my stashes of local music magazines that have very useful singles review sections.

For example, I used to be despondent for being unable to find any web info about the release month of one of my all-time favourite singles, The Silver's noisy cover of the sixties staple "Do You Wanna Dance" -- but there it was, reviewed in the May issue of Soundi magazine, woo! And now these totally unmusical (and until last year, unknown) 13-year-olds find themselves in the top ten of the retrochart, all the while having the most fun any band in history has ever had on a record! If you dare to have a listen, make sure you don't give up within the first minute which is basically just a prelude...

The blog also reminded me that although Maukka Perusjätkä's chainsaw-led "Säpinää" was from his late '79 album, the single was released to coincide with a local hit movie in Feb/March - and soon topped the charts, much to everyone's surprise.

May was also good for a couple of bright young punk bands with foreign models: Lama was heavily influenced by Retrochart stalwarts Dead Kennedys (but sang about how "the truth can't be found in the safety pin through your cheek but in the oatmeal porridge on your plate"), while Ratsia was clearly Finland's answer to Stiff Little Fingers.

Another good reason to expand the chart was to make room for the husband/wife hit factory of Michel Berger and France Gall. Michel wrote all of their songs and France also visited on the hubby's singles for background vocals. Their sophisticated radio pop is a long way from her bubbly yé-yé from the sixties but still very nice (and most French fans much prefer the later style).

Other new entries need no introduction from me here: Gary Numan, Martha & the Muffins (after many unlucky weeks in the 41-to-50 positions), Siouxsie's brand-new "Christine", the latest of The Human League's flurry of singles "Only After Dark", The Brothers Johnson's best single from the current album, and Manhattan Transfer's "Twilight Zone".

(...Oh and we have a new number one, after 11 weeks of Lipps Inc domination.)


01 -- 03 01 02 dead kennedys - holiday in cambodia (may US)
02 -- 01 01 12 lipps inc - funkytown (mar 8)
03 -- 02 02 22 lio - le banana split (early '80 in most of europe)
04 -- 04 03 12 the b-52s - rock lobster (jan US re)
05 -- ne 05 01 the silver - do you wanna dance (may)
06 -- 05 04 15 killing joke - wardance (feb)
07 -- 06 05 22 david bowie - john, i'm only dancing (again) (dec)
08 -- 08 07 18 cheap trick - way of the world (feb 2)
09 -- 09 08 08 discharge - realities of war (apr)
10 -- 10 10 15 talking heads - i zimbra (feb)

11 -- 11 11 17 the flying lizards - tv (feb 9)
12 -- 12 12 22 abba - i have a dream (dec 10)
13 -- 13 13 18 the selecter - three minute hero (feb 2)
14 -- 14 14 09 ellen foley - stupid girl (feb 15 UK)
15 -- 15 15 22 booker t & the mg's - green onions (re-release dec)
16 -- 16 16 12 leon haywood - don't push it, don't force it (mar 15)
17 -- 17 17 16 blondie - call me (feb 16)
18 -- 18 18 10 nina hagen band - herrmann hiess er (march?)
19 -- 19 19 09 prince - sexy dancer (apr 5)
20 -- 20 20 05 ellen foley - sad song (may 2 UK)

21 -- ne 21 01 lama - totuus löytyy kaurapuurosta (may)
22 -- 22 22 13 the pop group / the slits - where there's a will there's a way / in the beginning there was rhythm (mar 7)
23 -- 23 23 06 hassisen kone - hassisen kone (apr)
24 -- 24 24 09 the cure - a forest (apr 5)
25 -- ne 25 01 maukka perusjätkä - säpinää (march)
26 -- 25 25 14 deutsch-amerikanische-freundschaft - kebabträume (mar 01)
27 -- 26 26 16 elvis costello & the attractions - i can't stand up for falling down (feb 16)
28 -- 27 27 04 marianne faithfull - broken english (jan 25)
29 -- 28 28 12 the jam - going underground (mar 22)
30 -- 29 29 17 bauhaus - dark entries (jan 8)

31 -- 30 30 14 david bowie - alabama song (mar 01)
32 -- 31 31 02 alice - il vento caldo dell'estate (may)
33 -- ne 33 01 siouxsie & the banshees - christine (may 30)
34 -- 32 32 10 mx-80 sound - someday you'll be king (march 7)
35 -- 33 33 11 the clash - train in vain (mar 22)
36 -- 34 34 07 the b-52s - planet claire (mar US)
37 -- 35 35 08 madness - night boat to cairo (apr 5)
38 -- ne 38 01 ratsia - tämä hetki ja tulevaisuus (may)
39 -- ne 39 01 the human league - only after dark (may)
40 -- 36 36 05 orchestral manoeuvres in the dark - messages (may 2)

41 -- ne 41 01 the brothers johnson - light up the night (may 30)
42 -- 37 37 04 peter gabriel - no self control (apr)
43 -- 38 38 04 junior murvin - police & thieves (apr UK)
44 -- 39 39 03 the motors - love & loneliness (feb 29)
45 -- 40 40 03 echo and the bunnymen - rescue (apr 25)
46 -- ne 46 01 gary numan - we are glass (may 23)
47 -- ne 47 01 martha & the muffins - echo beach (mar 1)
48 -- ne 48 01 manhattan transfer - twilight zone (may 2 UK)
49 -- ne 49 01 michel berger - la groupie du pianiste (may)
50 -- ne 50 01 france gall - il jouait de piano debout (may)
 
TW LW WoC TITLE / ARTIST
1 4 2 WE ARE GLASS Gary Numan
2 2 5 A FOREST The Cure
3 8 2 MESSAGES O.M.D.
4 5 4 MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM The Beat
5 17 2 FUNKYTOWN Lipps Inc.
6 1 6 COMING UP Paul McCartney
7 10 3 OVER YOU Roxy Music
8 6 5 BREATHING Kate Bush
9 13 3 KITCHEN AT PARTIES Jona Lewie
10 3 6 RIDE LIKE THE WIND Christopher Cross
11 7 4 THIS WORLD OF WATER New Musik
12 9 5 NO DOUBT ABOUT IT Hot Chocolate
13 23 2 PULLING MUSSELS (FROM THE SHELL) Squeeze
14 12 6 THE GROOVE Rodney Franklin
15 24 3 THEME FROM M*A*S*H (SUICIDE IS PAINLESS) M*A*S*H
16 16 5 LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN Average White Band
17 20 5 FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING Whitesnake
18 18 4 HOLD ON TO MY LOVE Jimmy Ruffin
19 27 2 RAT RACE The Specials
20 11 5 WHAT'S ANOTHER YEAR Johnny Logan
21 - 1 EVERYBODY'S GOT TO LEARN SOMETIME Korgis
22 22 4 SHE'S OUT OF MY LIFE Michael Jackson
23 14 8 CALL ME Blondie
24 - 1 I'M ALIVE E.L.O.
25 37 2 DUCHESS Genesis
26 - 1 NO SELF CONTROL Peter Gabriel
27 34 2 CRYING Don McLean
28 31 3 LET'S GET SERIOUS Jermaine Jackson
29 15 7 WHEELS OF STEEL Saxon
30 19 10 GENO Dexys Midnight Runners
31 29 3 ALL FOR LEYNA Billy Joel
32 40 2 BACK TOGETHER AGAIN Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack
33 21 7 MY PERFECT COUSIN The Undertones
34 26 7 CLEAN CLEAN The Buggles
35 28 9 TALK OF THE TOWN Pretenders
36 25 7 HIGH FIDELITY Elvis Costello & The Attractions
37 30 6 I SHOULDA LOVED YA Narada Michael Walden
38 32 7 DEAR MISS LONELY HEARTS Phil Lynott
39 - 1 TWILIGHT ZONE/TWILIGHT TONE Manhattan Transfer
40 33 9 SILVER DREAM MACHINE David Essex

Gary Numan notches up a third #1 in four releases, as the first single from his forthcoming album moves up from #4. His reign may be short-lived, however, with new kids on the block OMD racing 8-3 and Lipps Inc shooting 12 places to #5. Peter Gabriel's follow-up to his chart-topping Games Without Frontiers arrives at #26, to find itself one place below Genesis' follow-up to their chart-topping Turn It On Again.
 
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