Popjustice Retrochart 100 - April 1983 - w/e 16/04/83

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 16/04/83

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03 01 06 Beat It Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE
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02 02 04 Let's Dance David Bowie

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01 01 13 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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05 04 04 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
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04 02 14 Breaking Us In Two Joe Jackson
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10 06 02 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club

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06 02 10 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
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11 08 06 Breakaway Tracy Ullman
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24 09 19 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics

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07 03 09 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
 
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11 17 11 05 Words F.R.David
12 09 09 05 Speak Like A Child The Style Council
13 08 07 05 Don't Talk To Me About Love Altered Images
14 13 13 07 Boxerbeat JoBoxers
15 15 15 05 Blue Monday New Order
16 21 16 04 The House That Jack Built Tracie

17 12 09 09 Rip It Up Orange Juice
18 19 18 04 You Are In My System Robert Palmer
19 20 19 03 Ooh To Be Aah Kajagoogoo

20 16 16 04 Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away Phil Collins
21 14 08 08 Drop The Pilot Joan Armatrading
22 23 22 03 Two Hearts Beat As One U2
23 22 19 05 Whistle Down The Wind Nick Heyward
24 49 24 02 Overkill Men At Work HIGHEST CLIMBER
25 26 25 06 Fields Of Fire (400 Miles) Big Country
26 30 26 05 Little Red Corvette Prince
27 --- 27 01 We Are Detective Thompson Twins HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED

28 25 05 08 Rock The Boat Forrest
29 31 29 05 Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes
30 18 11 06 Run For Your Life Bucks Fizz
31 37 31 03 The Last Film Kissing The Pink
32 106 32 17 Rosanna Toto FEATURED
33 41 33 02 Telegraph OMD

34 29 28 05 Visions In Blue Ultravox
35 34 22 09 Waves Blancmange
36 45 36 02 I'm Never Giving Up Sweet Dreams
37 104 37 01 I Am (I'm Me) Twisted Sister FEATURED
38 42 38 03 I Melt With You Modern English

39 38 38 04 Hope (I Wish You believed It) Wah!
40 40 40 07 A Little Too Late Pat Benatar
41 27 27 05 My Foolish Friend Talk Talk
42 28 28 08 I Don't Care Anymore Phil Collins
43 39 28 09 We've Got Tonight Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
44 33 13 15 Hey Little Girl Icehouse
45 48 45 05 To Look At You INXS
46 43 24 12 You Are Lionel Richie
47 47 10 13 New Year's Day U2
48 44 37 10 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Journey
49 --- 49 01 Temptation Heaven 17 FEATURED
50 174 50 01 Candy Girl New Edition FEATURED
 
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51 52 51 03 I Won't Hold You Back Toto

52 54 29 35 I Know There's Something Going On Frida
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53 57 53 03 Snot Rap Kenny Everett
54 53 01 23 Poison Arrow ABC
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55 55 55 08 Mr Roboto Styx
56 32 06 08 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) Bananarama
57 60 57 03 Walking In LA Missing Persons
58 58 10 19 Let Me Go Heaven 17
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59 65 41 17 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
60 59 51 18 Twilight Zone Golden Earring
61 73 61 06 Der Kommissar After The Fire
62 51 48 06 Jukebox The Flirts
63 68 05 14 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
64 35 35 10 Celtic Soul Brothers Dexys Midnight Runners
65 72 03 28 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
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66 50 50 08 Goodnight Saigon Billy Joel
67 82 67 06 Jeopardy Greg Kihn
68 56 23 14 One On One Hall & Oates
69 63 01 32 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
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70 79 02 13 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
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71 87 71 03 Take The Short Way Home Dionne Warwick
72 76 72 04 Orchard Road Leo Sayer
73 102 73 01 Physical Attraction Madonna FEATURED

74 61 01 28 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
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75 74 04 14 Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox
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76 75 75 03 Whispering Your Name Ignatius Jones
77 62 13 13 Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Indeep
78 78 36 13 Desperate But Not Serious Adam Ant
79 66 05 11 Change Tears For Fears
80 70 40 24 Lies Thompson Twins
81 69 58 07 Do You Wanna Hold Me Bow Wow Wow
82 90 82 03 Escalator Of Life Robert Hazard
83 81 81 04 Mexican Radio Wall Of Voodoo
84 92 84 02 Solitaire Laura Branigan
85 71 65 07 Telephone Operator Pete Shelley
86 77 59 09 Voodoo Rachel Sweet
87 91 87 03 Some Kind Of Friend Barry Manilow
88 83 74 07 Outstanding Gap Band
89 86 86 04 Yours Dionne Warwick
90 100 90 02 So Wrong Patrick Simmons FEATURED
91 89 04 28 Back On The Chain Gang The Pretenders
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92 98 92 02 Young Free And Single Sunfire
93 107 04 12 Rio Duran Duran
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94 103 94 01 Light In The Tunnel / Human Race Red Rider FEATURED
95 110 95 01 My Jamaican Guy Grace Jones FEATURED

96 36 04 10 Communication Spandau Ballet
97 105 97 01 Love Has Got A Line On You Scandal FEATURED
98 108 98 01 Come Give Your Love To Me Janet Jackson

99 94 53 16 Shame On The Moon Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
100 99 99 02 Everything I Own Crystal Gayle
 
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Popjustice 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 398
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
04/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 397
11/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 392
18/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 379
25/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 368
02/05/81 It's A Love Thing The Whispers 347
09/05/81 Drowning / All Out To Get You The Beat 344
16/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 443
23/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 469
30/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 483
06/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 482
13/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 474
20/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 464
27/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 445
04/07/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 423
11/07/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 402 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - NINE WEEKS

18/07/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 431
25/07/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 447
01/08/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 432
08/08/81 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 446
15/08/81 Tainted Love Soft Cell 434
22/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 482
29/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 487
05/09/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 483
12/09/81 Tainted Love Soft Cell 560
19/09/81 Souvenir OMD 586
26/09/81 Souvenir OMD 595
03/10/81 Souvenir OMD 595
10/10/81 Souvenir OMD 567
17/10/81 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode 572
24/10/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 562
31/10/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 568
07/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 642
14/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 655
21/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 650
28/11/81 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 658
05/12/81 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 643
12/12/81 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 717

19/12/81 Don't You Want Me Human League 672
26/12/81 Don't You Want Me Human League 737
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CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE HIGHEST EVER WEEKLY TALLY


1982
02/01/82 Don't You Want Me Human League 647
09/01/82 Don't You Want Me Human League 639
16/01/82 Don't You Want Me Human League 575
23/01/82 Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner 546
30/01/82 Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner 523
06/02/82 Golden Brown The Stranglers 486.5
13/02/82 The Model / Computer Love Kraftwerk 535
20/02/82 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) Hall & Oates 474
27/02/82 Town Called Malice / Precious The Jam 454
06/03/82 Town Called Malice / Precious The Jam 458
13/03/82 Town Called Malice / Precious The Jam 453
20/03/82 Poison Arrow ABC 449
27/03/82 Poison Arrow ABC 456
03/04/82 Poison Arrow ABC 453
10/04/82 Poison Arrow ABC 531
17/04/82 Poison Arrow ABC 480
24/04/82 View From A Bridge Kim Wilde 470
01/05/82 View From A Bridge Kim Wilde 501
08/05/82 View From A Bridge Kim Wilde 521
15/05/82 View From A Bridge Kim Wilde 522
22/05/82 The Look Of Love ABC 507
29/05/82 The Look Of Love ABC 521
05/06/82 House Of Fun Madness 529
12/06/82 House Of Fun Madness 519
19/06/82 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran 511
26/06/82 I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow 541
03/07/82 I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow 544
10/07/82 I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow 524
17/07/82 Abracadabra The Steve Miller Band 491
24/07/82 Abracadabra The Steve Miller Band 476.5
31/07/82 Take It Away Paul McCartney 430
07/08/82 Take It Away Paul McCartney 451
14/08/82 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 467
21/08/82 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 483
28/08/82 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 489
04/09/82 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 489
11/09/82 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 481
18/09/82 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 454
25/09/82 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 430
02/10/82 The Bitterest Pill (Is Hard To Swallow) The Jam 414
09/10/82 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 384
16/10/82 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 346
23/10/82 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 397
30/10/82 Mad World Tears For Fears 422
06/11/82 Mad World Tears For Fears 440
13/11/82 The Day Before You Came ABBA 470
20/11/82 Maneater Hall & Oates 461
27/11/82 Maneater Hall & Oates 421.5
04/12/82 Maneater Hall & Oates 369
11/12/82 Maneater Hall & Oates 358
18/12/82 Maneater Hall & Oates 347
25/12/82 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 331

1983
01/01/83 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 344
08/01/83 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 361
15/01/83 Down Under Men At Work 371
22/01/83 Down Under Men At Work 389
29/01/83 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 458
05/02/83 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 451
12/02/83 Africa Toto 438
19/02/83 Africa Toto 442
26/02/83 Africa Toto 425
05/03/83 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 380
12/03/83 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 380
19/03/83 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 380
26/03/83 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 377
02/04/83 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 369
09/04/83 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 352
16/04/83 Beat It Michael Jackson 366

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ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

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3 Blondie
3 The Jam
3 ABBA
3 Michael Jackson
3 Queen
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3 David Bowie (including 1 with Queen)
2 John Lennon
2 Human League
2 Kim Wilde
2 ABC
2 Hall & Oates
2 Phil Collins


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MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE:
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10 ABBA
10 David Bowie
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9 Kim Carnes
9 Michael Jackson
8 Human League
8 Kim Wilde
7 Blondie
7 Ultravox
7 ABC
7 Survivor
7 The Jam
7 Phil Collins
7 Queen
(including 3 with David Bowie)
6 Hall & Oates
5 The Police

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LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONES:

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9 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 1981
7 Vienna Ultravox 1981
7 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 1982
6 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 1980
6 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 1983
5 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 1981
5 Don't You Want Me Human League 1981
5 Poison Arrow ABC 1982
5 Maneater Hall & Oates 1982
5 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 1983
 
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Week 16

Global Chart Top 10 w/e 16/04/83

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01 01 09 Billie Jean Michael Jackson SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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03 02 03 Let's Dance David Bowie
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02 01 22 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
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04 04 04 Mr Roboto Styx
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05 03 09 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners

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06 04 07 We've Got Tonight Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
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10 09 02 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 16/04/83

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01 01 04 Let's Dance David Bowie
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130,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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09 02 02 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club 87,000

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02 01 04 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran
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06 04 05 Breakaway Tracey Ullman 59,000

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30 05 02 Beat It Michael Jackson 51,000

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03 03 09 Boxerbeat JoBoxers 45,000

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07 07 03 Ooh To Be Ah Kajagoogoo 43,000

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21 08 03 Words F. R. David 41,000

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10 09 04 Snot Rap Kenny Everett 41,000
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13 10 08 Fields Of Fire (400 Miles) Big Country 37,000

Bowie continues to dominate in the singles chart with "Let's Dance" racking up a further 130,000 sales last week to see it's overall tally to now amount to 456,000 copies in its first 28 days of release, the dip may be due to those who are waiting for the album which is unleashed today and is widely expected to knock Bonnie Tyler off the top spot next week. Bowie's biggest 80s seller is still "Ashes To Ashes" which has sold 622,000 copies to date but must now be under pressure from his current era.

Bowie had an easy victory this week, though Culture Club accelerate 9-2 with "Church Of The Poison Mind" it sold a still impressive 87,000 copies ( a hike of 113% sales wise) but is a long way from Bowie, as he is one of Boy George's heroes then I'm sure on this occasion he won't mind too much!

With a guitar riff courtesy of Eddy Van Halen, Michael Jackson has his third top 10 hit from "Thriller" in "Beat It". It rockets 30-5 (51,000) and is already top 10 in the US where "Billie Jean" is still at No 1 in its seventh week there! Being a Michael Jackson track it also comes with a stunning video featuring street gangs in LA, the album incidentally hasn't left the top 3 since it climbed there 8 weeks ago and is already the years 2nd biggest seller so far.

Next up is Elli Robert Fitoussi, professionally known as F.R.David, he's a Tunisian born French singer who had a big international hit with "Words" in late 1982 topping some European charts over the last few months. All this led to a cover version by the 60s group The Tremeloes which has been getting some airplay but only managed No 91 as it has since been eclipsed by the original from David which now flies 21-8 (41,000) and can now add the UK to its list of admirers.

The scots are back in the form of Big Country who have drummed up considerable music press over the last year which culminated in their debut single "Harvest Home" in late 1982 which underperformed when it failed to chart. Second single "Fields Of Fire (400 Miles)" does however do the business for them as it moves 13-10 (37,000), a debut album should be available by the end of the summer thanks in part to the success of this single.

In other news Duran Duran continue to slide slowly down the chart 2-3 (79,000) and are overtaken in terms of total sales by David Bowie despite their better start (both have been out for 4 weeks thus the comparison) and JoBoxers join them in defeat as they slide 3-6 (45,000) whilst Kajagoogoo hold at No 7 (43,000). Going the right way however are Tracey Ullman who climbs 6-4 (59,000) and Kenny Everett moves a spot 10-9 (41,000) it is co-written by Mike Moran who of course was the UK entrant for Eurovision 1977 with Lynsey De Paul, a fact I omitted last week.
Chart Entries
#37 True Love Ways Cliff Richard with The London Philharmonic Orchestra
#40 We Are Detective Thompson Twins
#43 Temptation Heaven 17
#49 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind Level 42
#55 Sweet Memory Belle Stars
#66 Heartbreaker Musical Youth
#70 Candy Girl New Edition
#76 The Price You Pay Questions
#79 The Shape You're In Eric Clapton
#80 Midnight Blue Pete Knarren
#83 Nightmares A Flock Of Seagulls
#89 You Are In My System System
#90 I See Red Clannad
#91 Words Tremeloes
#92 Might Hands Of Love Animal Nightlife
#93 Sam The Samba Man Rah Band
#94 Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club
#96 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
#98 Midnight Summer Dream Stranglers
#100 Takin' A Chance On Love Sharon Redd

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NME Singles Chart Let's Dance David Bowie NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart Blue Monday New Order FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart Faster Than The Speed Of Night Bonnie Tyler NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 16/04/83

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01 01 13 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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04 02 13 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
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05 03 10 Mr Roboto Styx
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09 04 12 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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10 05 08 Beat It Michael Jackson
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03 03 17 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
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07 07 12 One On One Daryl Hall And John Oates
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08 08 11 Separate Ways Journey
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12 09 10 Der Kommissar After The Fire
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02 02 20 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club

Chart Entries
#53 Affair Of The Heart Rick Springfield
#55 Faithfully Journey
#59 Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club
#80 I Eat Cannibals Total Coelo
#83 Why Me Planet P
#86 Cool Places Sparks And Jane Wiedlin
#88 Love On My Mind Tonight Temptations
#89 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
#90 Never Gonna Let You Go Sergio Mendes


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Billboard Magazine 16/04/83
Billboard 200 Albums Thriller Michael Jackson EIGHTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary It Might Be You Stephen Bishop NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Atomic Dog George Clinton NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 16/04/83

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01 01 09 Mr Roboto Styx SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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07 02 07 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
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02 01 11 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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03 01 13 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
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05 05 09 Back On The Chain Gang Pretenders
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09 06 07 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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04 01 17 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
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10 08 05 Midnight Blue Louise Tucker
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06 06 10 One On One Hall & Oates
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15 10 04 Beat It Michael Jackson

Chart Entries
#44 Solitaire Laura Branigan
#49 The One Thing INXS
#50 New Year's Day U2

Canada Charts

RPM Magazine (from 03/09/83)
Canadian Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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Australia Kent Music Report Top 100 w/e 11/04/83

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03 01 07 Billie Jean MICHAEL JACKSON NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 16 Up Where We Belong JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES
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02 02 10 Twisting By the Pool DIRE STRAITS
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11 04 03 Let's Dance DAVID BOWIE
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05 04 12 Sexual Healing MARVIN GAYE
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09 06 09 1999 PRINCE
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07 05 20 Africa TOTO
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04 01 18 Gloria LAURA BRANIGAN
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08 03 11 You Can't Hurry Love PHIL COLLINS
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06 05 09 Living on the Ceiling BLANCMANGE

Chart Entries
#67 Der Kommissar FALCO
#73 Spirit Got Lost MENTAL AS ANYTHING
#77 Siren (Never Let You Go) DIVINYLS
#78 Next Exit SPLIT ENZ
#83 You Don't Want Me Anymore ? STEEL BREEZE
#90 Losing You SHARON O'NEILL
#91 Last Night a DJ Saved My Life INDEEP
#96 Baa Baa Black Sheep SINGING SHEEP
#97 Branded ROSE TATTOO
#98 Don't Want to Cry No More STEVE LANGE
#99 Surrender GARLAND JEFFREYS
#100 Bitch PARTY BOYS

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Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 100 (from 10/07/83) / ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Album Chart Love Over Gold Dre Straits NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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I'm the first out of the blocks this week - so let's go!
The shakers and movers this week first - some of these songs will be in your Retrochart (I hope):

Number 50 - new entry for New Edition and their version of "ABC"....er no, it's a brand New single called "Candy Girl":
 
There's plenty of movement inside the top ten this week.
Big Country have been in the chart for 8 weeks now and "Fields of fire (400 miles)" finally enter the top ten:
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INXS get their third top ten hit this week "To look at you" follows "The One Thing" and "Don't Change" - all from their album "Shabooh Shoobah" - it's taken this single 7 weeks to make it into the top ten
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