Popjustice Retrochart - April 1983 - w/e 23/04/83

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 23/04/83

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01 01 07 Beat It Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 02 05 Let's Dance David Bowie
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15 03 06 Blue Monday New Order

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06 04 03 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club

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04 04 05 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
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24 06 03 Overkill Men At Work

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09 07 20 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics

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08 08 07 Breakaway Tracy Ullman
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11 09 06 Words F.R.David

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07 02 11 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
 
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11 --- 11 01 True Spandau Ballet HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
12 03 01 14 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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13 --- 13 01 (Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League FEATURED
14 16 14 05 The House That Jack Built Tracie
15 18 15 05 You Are In My System Robert Palmer
16 25 16 07 Fields Of Fire (400 Miles) Big Country

17 05 02 15 Breaking Us In Two Joe Jackson
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18 10 03 10 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
19 14 13 08 Boxerbeat JoBoxers
20 12 09 06 Speak Like A Child The Style Council
21 49 21 02 Temptation Heaven 17
22 19 19 04 Ooh To Be Aah Kajagoogoo
23 13 07 06 Don't Talk To Me About Love Altered Images
24 17 09 10 Rip It Up Orange Juice
25 22 22 04 Two Hearts Beat As One U2
26 20 16 05 Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away Phil Collins
27 27 27 02 We Are Detective Thompson Twins
28 23 19 06 Whistle Down The Wind Nick Heyward
29 26 26 06 Little Red Corvette Prince
30 32 30 18 Rosanna Toto
31 31 31 04 The Last Film Kissing The Pink

32 29 29 06 Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes
33 21 08 09 Drop The Pilot Joan Armatrading
34 36 34 03 I'm Never Giving Up Sweet Dreams
35 37 35 02 I Am (I'm Me) Twisted Sister
36 38 36 04 I Melt With You Modern English
37 45 37 06 To Look At You INXS

38 41 27 06 My Foolish Friend Talk Talk
39 84 39 03 Solitaire Laura Branigan
40 --- 40 01 Flight Of Icarus Iron Maiden
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41 --- 41 01 Dancing Tight Galaxy FEATURED
42 50 42 02 Candy Girl New Edition
43 51 43 04 I Won't Hold You Back Toto
44 81 44 08 Do You Wanna Hold Me Bow Wow Wow

45 47 10 14 New Year's Day U2
46 156 46 01 My Love Lionel Richie FEATURED
47 70 02 14 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
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48 57 48 04 Walking In LA Missing Persons
49 --- 49 01 Can't Go Back Fleetwood Mac FEATURED
50 55 50 09 Mr Roboto Styx
 
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51 52 29 36 I Know There's Something Going On Frida
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52 --- 52 01 Can't Get Used To Losing You The Beat FEATURED
53 53 53 04 Snot Rap Kenny Everett

54 54 01 24 Poison Arrow ABC
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55 58 10 20 Let Me Go Heaven 17
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56 48 37 11 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Journey
57 105 57 01 Nightmares A Flock Of Seagulls FEATURED
58 59 41 18 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
59 62 48 07 Jukebox The Flirts
60 56 06 09 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) Bananarama
61 33 33 03 Telegraph OMD
62 61 61 07 Der Kommissar After The Fire
63 67 63 07 Jeopardy Greg Kihn
64 117 64 01 Sweet Memory Belle Stars
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65 64 35 11 Celtic Soul Brothers Dexys Midnight Runners
66 75 04 15 Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox
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67 73 67 02 Physical Attraction Madonna
68 65 03 29 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
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69 28 05 09 Rock The Boat Forrest
70 60 51 19 Twilight Zone Golden Earring
71 76 71 04 Whispering Your Name Ignatius Jones
72 90 72 03 So Wrong Patrick Simmons
73 103 73 01 Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Level 42 FEATURED

74 30 11 07 Run For Your Life Bucks Fizz
75 82 75 04 Escalator Of Life Robert Hazard
76 69 01 33 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
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77 87 77 04 Some Kind Of Friend Barry Manilow
78 79 05 12 Change Tears For Fears
79 46 24 13 You Are Lionel Richie
80 83 80 05 Mexican Radio Wall Of Voodoo
81 72 72 05 Orchard Road Leo Sayer
82 93 04 13 Rio Duran Duran
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83 66 50 09 Goodnight Saigon Billy Joel
84 74 01 29 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
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85 78 36 14 Desperate But Not Serious Adam Ant
86 121 86 01 Kiss Me Tin Tin
87 92 87 03 Young Free And Single Sunfire

88 89 86 05 Yours Dionne Warwick
89 85 65 08 Telephone Operator Pete Shelley
90 97 90 02 Love Has Got A Line On You Scandal
91 43 28 10 We've Got Tonight Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
92 109 92 01 Flashdance… What A Feeling Irene Cara
93 80 40 25 Lies Thompson Twins
94 77 13 14 Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Indeep
95 35 22 10 Waves Blancmange
96 120 24 09 I Eat Cannibals Toto Coleo
97 40 40 08 A Little Too Late Pat Benatar
98 104 98 01 Metro Berlin
99 71 71 04 Take The Short Way Home Dionne Warwick
100 106 100 01 She's In Parties Bauhaus
 
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Week 17

Global Chart Top 10 w/e 23/04/83

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02 01 04 Let's Dance David Bowie NEW NUMBER ONE

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01 01 10 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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06 03 02 Beat It Michael Jackson
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04 04 05 Mr Roboto Styx
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03 01 23 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
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05 03 10 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners

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07 07 02 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band

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09 08 03 Too Shy Kajagoogoo

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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 23/04/83

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01 01 05 Let's Dance David Bowie
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88,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 02 03 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club 69,000
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05 03 03 Beat It Michael Jackson 64,000
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08 04 04 Words F. R. David 53,000
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Breakaway Tracey Ullman 49,000

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23 06 08 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics 46,000

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06 03 10 Boxerbeat JoBoxers 44,000
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07 07 04 Ooh To Be Ah Kajagoogoo 40,000

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12 09 05 The House That Jack Built Tracie 38,000

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True Spandau Ballet 35,000 HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

Bowie is king once more this time ruling not only the singles chart but the album charts as well with the same title "Let's Dance". Perhaps the arrival of the album is responsible but the single takes a dive sales wise to just 88,000 a 32% drop and if its replicated next week will be in serious danger of losing the top slot, its total now swells to 544,000 and is the 4th biggest seller of 1983.

So Bowie can count himself lucky to get a third week at the top in part due to his album only just being released but secondly that TOTP didn't feature "Church Of The Poison Mind" this week which meant that the song actually dipped sales wise itself down to 69,000, had it been otherwise then it's entirely possible that Boy George and his crew would have been celebrating their second chart topper.

Peaking at No 54 last December "Love Is A Stranger" has been re-released after the success of their last single "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) which made No 2 back in March. Much more successful this time around the Eurythmics climb 23-6 (46,000) with the song, the parent album is still top 5 with all indications that the duo are in for the long haul, and the band are also showing an early flair for the eye catching promo, here Lennox plays a high class escort!

You've probably already heard of Tracie Young even though she's only just got her first top 10 single, she is of course the protégée of a certain Paul Weller who got her to provide backing vocals to "Speak Like A Child" and Beat Surrender" after he discovered her when she replied to an add he placed for a female vocalist. Her debut single "The House That Jack Built" rises 12-9 (38,000) to give Tracie a dream start to her pop career, Weller is still on production duties here and indeed he contributes the B-side "Dr Love" which was in the running for the final Jam single before it was given to Bananarama for their debut album.

It's their tenth single but their first to debut straight into the top 10, Spandau Ballet have a massive radio hit on their hands, it was already in the top 10 most played tracks on radio the week before it was released and has sent the parent album "True", which peaked at No 7 on release back in March, to a new peak of No 6 which must owe a debt . "True" is a marked improvement on the No 12 peak of their last single "Communication" and is their 6th top 10 single and if you're wondering who the inspiration for the track is well look no further than Altered Images' Clare Grogan who Gary Kemp has a slight crush on! They debut at No 10 on a sale of 35,000.

Also lining up to dethrone Bowie next week are Michael Jackson who moves 5-3 (64,000) and FR David (8-4, 53,000) who seem primed and ready. Heading the wrong way are Tracey Ullman 4-5 (49,000), Jo Boxers 6-7 (44,000) and Kajagoogoo 7-8 (40,000).
Chart Entries
#16 (Keep Feelin') Fascination The Human League
#28 Flight Of Icarus Iron Maiden
#39 Dancing Tight Galaxy ft Phil Fearon
#45 From Me To You Beatles
#51 Miss The Girl The Creatures
#54 War Party (Bajan Remix) Eddy Grant
#66 Power And The Glory Saxon
#67 Communication Breakdown Junior
#71 Street Café Icehouse
#78 Can't Get Used To Losing You The Beat
#79 That'll Do Nicely Bad Manners
#83 Can't Go Back Fleetwood Mac
#85 Little Red Corvette Prince
#86 When It's Time To Rock UFO
#87 My Love Lionel Richie
#91 Now And Then BA Robertson
#95 Stranger On The Shore Roger Whittaker
#96 London Girls Chas & Dave
#98 Stand The Alarm
#99 Zombies Creeping Flesh Peter & The Test Tube

UK Charts

NME Singles Chart Let's Dance David Bowie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart Blue Monday New Order FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart Let's Dance David Bowe NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 23/04/83

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02 01 14 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners NEW NUMBER ONE
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05 02 09 Beat It Michael Jackson
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03 03 11 Mr Roboto Styx
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04 04 13 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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01 01 14 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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09 06 11 Der Kommissar After The Fire
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07 07 13 One On One Daryl Hall And John Oates
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08 08 12 Separate Ways Journey
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15 09 05 Let's Dance David Bowie
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13 10 10 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby

Chart Entries
#71 Looking For A Stranger Pat Benatar
#73 You Can't Run From Love Eddie Rabbitt
#77 Easy For You To Say Linda Ronstadt
#81 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
#83 All This Love DeBarge
#84 Front Page Story Neil Diamond
#85 Do You Wanna Hold Me? Bow Wow Wow
#87 The Devil Made Me Do It Golden Earring

US Charts

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Billboard Magazine 23/04/83
Billboard 200 Albums Thriller Michael Jackson NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary It Might Be You Stephen Bishop SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Angel Man Rhetta Hughes NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Atomic Dog George Clinton SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 23/04/83

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02 01 08 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 10 Mr Roboto Styx
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03 01 12 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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06 04 08 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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04 01 14 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
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11 06 05 Let's Dance David Bowie
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08 07 06 Midnight Blue Louise Tucker
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10 08 05 Beat It Michael Jackson
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05 05 10 Back On The Chain Gang Pretenders
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07 01 18 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club

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#41 Welcome To The Heartlight Kenny Loggins
#42 Some Kind Of Friend Barry Manilow
#44 My Love Lionel Richie
#46 Affair of The Heart Rick Springfield
#49 Wishing (If I Had A Photograph) A Flock Of Seagulls

#50 Flashdance…. What A Feeling Irene Cara

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RPM Magazine (from 03/09/83)
Canadian Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Australia Kent Music Report Top 100 w/e 18/04/83

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01 01 08 Billie Jean MICHAEL JACKSON SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 02 04 Let's Dance DAVID BOWIE
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06 03 10 1999 PRINCE
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02 01 17 Up Where We Belong JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES
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03 02 11 Twisting By the Pool DIRE STRAITS
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11 06 05 Too Shy KAJAGOOGOO
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08 01 19 Gloria LAURA BRANIGAN
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16 08 04 Overkill MEN AT WORK
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05 04 13 Sexual Healing MARVIN GAYE
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07 05 21 Africa TOTO

Chart Entries
#45 I Was Only 19 REDGUM
#55 New Years Day U2
#61 I Need You AVION
#66 Wham Rap WHAM!
#72 Mr. Roboto STYX
#82 Going Home MARK KNOPFLER
#83 Hold On ALLNITERS
#95 Love is a Stranger EURYTHMICS
#97 Der Kommissar AFTER THE FIRE
#99 In Another Love MONDO ROCK
#100 Wind Beneath My Wings COLLEEN HEWETT

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ARIA Singles Top 100 (from 10/07/83) / ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Album Chart Go For It 1983 Various Artists NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Singles Top Ten w/e 23/04/83

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01 01 05 Is There Something I Should Know | Duran Duran
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125,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 11 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) | Eurythmics
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05 03 09 Beat It | Michael Jackson
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75,000

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03 01 10 Total Eclipse Of The Heart | Bonnie Tyler
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11 04 24 Love Is A Stranger | Eurythmics
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08 06 07 Breakaway | Tracey Ullman 55,000
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12 07 05 Words | F.R. David 52,500

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04 01 09 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) | Bananarama
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16 09 03 Church Of The Poison Mind | Culture Club 45,000
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15 10 03 Physical Attraction | Madonna 45,000


Duran Duran are the third chart toppers in a row to last a fortnight but are under threat already, not least from Eurythmics who have two singles in the top five this week as previous single Love Is A Stranger rebounds 11-5 in light of it's renewed UK chart success and their former number one could even reclaim the top spot next week! They also return to the top of the album chart this week. Michael Jackson has his biggest week ever on the singles chart but has to settle for only a 5-3 climb and Tracey Ullman continues to gain 8-6 but is way off the pace.

Newcomer F.R. David moves 12-7 and is looking to emulate his european success which saw him topping charts in 82/83. Culture Club and Madonna return to the top ten this week - both reached the top five with their previous singles. The Madonna single is storming up the US Dance chart this week backed with the rockier Burning Up.
 
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11 06 06 05 Let's Dance | David Bowie
12 13 12 06 Rip It Up | Orange Juice
13 07 04 10 Rock The Boat | Forrest
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14 09 09 07 Always Something There To Remind Me | Naked Eyes
15 18 15 05 Whispering Your Name | Ignatius Jones
16 20 16 06 Blue Monday | New Order
17 21 17 09 Little Red Corvette | Prince

18 10 06 07 Run For Your Life | Bucks Fizz
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19 14 07 10 Drop The Pilot | Joan Armatrading
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20 26 20 05 You Are In My System | Robert Palmer

21 19 01 12 Change | Tears For Fears
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22 24 22 05 The House That Jack Built | Tracie

23 17 01 14 Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
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24 44 24 02 Temptation | Heaven 17

25 22 06 09 Goodnight Saigon | Billy Joel
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26 --- 26 01 True | Spandau Ballet HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
27 50 27 03 Kiss Me | Tin Tin

28 27 24 09 Yours | Dionne Warwick
29 23 12 08 Telephone Operator | Pete Shelley
30 25 13 12 We've Got Tonight | Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
31 --- 31 01 (Keep Feeling) Fascination | Human League
32 28 28 05 Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart | Phil Collins
33 --- 33 01 My Love | Lionel Richie
34 39 34 04 I'm Never Giving Up | Sweet Dreams

35 33 33 08 Little Too Late | Pat Benatar
36 32 32 09 Take The Short Way Home | Dionne Warwick
37 --- 37 01 Fields Of Fire | Big Country
38 29 01 14 Too Shy | Kajagoogoo
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39 31 26 06 Speak Like A Child | The Style Council
40 45 40 03 Candy Girl | New Edition
41 38 34 11 I Knew You When | Linda Ronstadt
42 --- 42 01 Overkill | Men At Work
43 --- 43 01 True Love Ways | Cliff Richard

44 40 36 15 Windows | Missing Persons
45 37 33 12 Everything I Own | Crystal Gayle
46 30 15 06 Don't Talk To Me About Love | Altered Images
47 35 35 06 Hope (I Wish You Believed It) | Wah!
48 67 48 03 Candy Man | Mary Jane Girls
49 55 49 06 My Foolish Friend | Talk Talk
50 54 50 05 Street Café | Icehouse
51 74 51 11 Straight From The Heart | Bryan Adams

52 46 46 06 Somewhere | Danse Society
53 42 42 09 Boxerbeat | JoBoxers
54 36 36 12 Come Give Your Love | Janet Jackson
55 --- 55 01 Can't Get Used To Losing You | The Beat
56 98 56 02 Takin' A Chance On Love | Sharon Redd

57 34 09 11 Communication | Spandau Ballet
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58 49 49 06 You Disappear From View | Teardrop Explodes
59 47 47 04 Two Hearts Beat As One | U2
60 78 60 02 We Are Detective | Thompson Twins
61 72 61 05 Walking In L.A. | Missing Persons

62 48 48 04 Ooh To Be Ah | Kajagoogoo
63 43 13 12 Oblivious | Aztec Camera
64 --- 64 01 Solitaire | Laura Branigan
65 73 65 06 To Look At You | INXS

66 53 53 05 The Beat Goes On | Globos
67 51 16 14 Love On Your Side | Thompson Twins
68 52 25 14 Science Fiction | Divinyls
69 97 69 02 Nightmares | A Flock Of Seagulls
70 --- 70 01 Can't Go Back | Fleetwood Mac

71 41 03 24 Everybody | Madonna
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72 71 71 05 I Won't Hold You Back | Toto
73 56 19 12 Outstanding | The Gap Band
74 57 04 13 Hang On To Your Heart | Bardo
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75 61 01 20 All The Love In The World | Dionne Warwick
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NUMBER ONE SINGLES

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1980
05/01/80 3 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
26/01/80 1 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
02/02/80 3 Rock With You Michael Jackson
23/02/80 2 Save Me Queen
08/03/80 3 Atomic Blondie
29/03/80 2 You Know How To Love Me Phyllis Hyman
12/04/80 1 Working My Way Back To You The Detroit Spinners
19/04/80 1 Turn It On Again Genesis
26/04/80 1 You May Be Right Billy Joel
03/05/80 2 Call Me Blondie
17/05/80 2 What's Another Year Johnny Logan
31/05/80 1 She's Out Of My Life Michael Jackson
07/06/80 2 The Rose Bette Midler
21/06/80 2 It's Still Rock & Roll To Me Billy Joel
05/07/80 3 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO
26/07/80 1 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers
02/08/80 2 Upside Down Diana Ross
16/08/80 3 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
06/09/80 4 Fame Irene Cara LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
04/10/80 2 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
18/10/80 1 One Day I'll Fly Away Randy Crawford
25/10/80 2 Three Little Birds Bob Marley & The Wailers
08/11/80 1 Enola Gay OMD
15/11/80 1 Celebration Kool & The Gang
22/11/80 3 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen
13/12/80 3 Super Trouper ABBA CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE

1981
03/01/81 1 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) John Lennon
10/01/81 2 Flash Queen
24/01/81 2 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
07/02/81 3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
28/02/81 1 Rapture Blondie
07/03/81 1 I Surrender Rainbow
14/03/81 2 Reward Teardrop Explodes
28/03/81 2 Kids In America Kim Wilde
11/04/81 1 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
18/04/81 2 Make That Move Shalamar
02/05/81 2 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
16/05/81 1 Heaven In Your Arms Dan Hartman
23/05/81 1 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
30/05/81 4 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
27/06/81 1 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
04/07/81 4 Believe It Or Not Joey Scarbury
01/08/81 1 The River Bruce Springsteen
08/08/81 1 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
15/08/81 1 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
22/08/81 1 New Life Depeche Mode
29/08/81 1 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League
06/09/81 3 Tainted Love Soft Cell
26/09/81 1 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
03/10/81 4 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode
31/10/81 4 Physical Olivia Newton-John
28/11/81 3 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
19/12/81 1 Mirror Mirror Dollar
26/12/81 1 Don't You Want Me Human League CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE

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1982
02/01/82 2 It Must Be Love Madness
16/01/82 2 The Land Of Make Believe Bucks Fizz
30/01/82 3 You're The One For Me D Train
20/02/82 2 The Lion Sleeps Tonight Tight Fit
06/03/82 2 See You Depeche Mode
20/03/82 2 Mickey Toni Basil
03/04/82 1 Seven Tears Goombay Dance Band
10/04/82 4 My Camera Never Lies Bucks Fizz
08/05/82 2 One Step Further Bardo
22/05/82 4 Only You Yazoo BIGGEST CHART HIT
19/06/82 3 Fantasy Island Tight Fit
10/07/82 1 Videotheque Dollar
17/07/82 2 Shy Boy Bananarama
31/07/82 1 Don't Go Yazoo
07/08/82 4 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
04/09/82 3 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
25/09/82 1 Situation Yazoo
02/10/82 2 Where Do We Go From Here Cliff Richard
16/10/82 1 There It Is Shalamar
23/10/82 2 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
06/11/82 1 Pressure Billy Joel
13/11/82 3 Heartbreaker Dionne Warwick
04/12/82 3 Maneater Hall & Oates
25/12/82 1 Friends Shalamar CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE

1983
01/01/83 1 Rio Duran Duran
08/01/83 2 All The Love In The World Dionne Warwick
22/01/83 4 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins
19/02/83 1 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
26/02/83 1 Change Tears For Fears
05/03/83 1 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
12/03/83 1 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) Bananarama
19/03/83 2 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
02/04/83 2 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
16/04/83 2 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran

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ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

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5 Michael Jackson
4 Queen
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3 Blondie
3 ABBA
3 Depeche Mode
3 Bucks Fizz
3 Yazoo
3 Billy Joel
3 Hall & Oates
3 Shalamar
3 Phil Collins
(includes 1 with Genesis)
2 Bob Marley & The Wailers
2 Bruce Springsteen
2 Human League
2 Tight Fit
2 Dollar
2 Dionne Warwick
2 Bananarama
2 Duran Duran
2 Diana Ross
(includes 1 with Lionel Richie)
2 Olivia Newton-John (includes 1 with ELO)

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MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE:
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9 Hall & Oates
9 Michael Jackson
9 Queen
(includes 3 weeks with David Bowie)
8 Bucks Fizz
8 Phil Collins
(includes 1 week with Genesis)
7 ABBA
7 Depeche Mode
7 Olivia Newton-John
(includes 3 weeks with ELO)
6 Blondie
6 Yazoo
5 Tight Fit
5 Dionne Warwick
4 Irene Cara
4 Joey Scarbury
4 Bruce Springsteen
4 Dexy's Midnight Runners
4 Billy Joel
4 Shalamar

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LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONES:

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4 Fame Irene Cara 1980
4 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates 1981
4 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury 1981
4 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode 1981
4 Physical Olivia Newton-John 1981
4 My Camera Never Lies Bucks Fizz 1982
4 Only You Yazoo 1982
4 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners 1982
4 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins 1983
3 Off The Wall Michael Jackson 1980
3 Rock With You Michael Jackson 1980
3 Atomic Blondie 1980
3 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & ELO 1980
3 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 1980
3 Hungry Heart Bruce Springsteen 1980
3 Super Trouper ABBA 1980
3 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 1981
3 Tainted Love Soft Cell 1981
3 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 1981
3 You're The One For Me D Train 1982
3 Fantasy Island Tight Fit 1982
3 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 1982
3 Heartbreaker Dionne Warwick 1982
3 Maneater Hall & Oates 1982

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MOST WEEKS IN THE TOP 100 - BY SONG:

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44 Fame Irene Cara
38 Tainted Love Soft Cell
35 Physical Olivia Newton-John

33 Yellow Pearl Phil Lynott
32 9 To 5 Dolly Parton
31 My Camera Never Lies Bucks Fizz
30 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
30 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
29 Save Me Queen
29 Shy Boy Bananarama
28 When I Dream Teardrop Explodes
28 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode
28 It Must Be Love Madness
27 Believe It Or Not Joey Scarbury
27 Rock With You Michael Jackson
27 The Rose Bette Midler
27 Mama Used To Say Junior
27 Only You Yazoo
26 He's So Shy Pointer Sisters
26 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
26 Looking Up Donna Summer
26 Kids In America Kim Wilde
25 Rock Lobster B-52s
25 Magic Olivia Newton-John
25 Upside Down Diana Ross
25 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
25 Hand Held In Black And White Dollar
25 Really Saying Something Bananarama & Fun Boy Three
25 A Night To Remember Shalamar
25 Gypsy Fleetwood Mac
25 Mad World Tears For Fears

*still charting

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NUMBER ONE ALBUMS
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06/12/80 8 The River | Bruce Springsteen LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE
31/01/81 6 Dr Hook's Greatest Hits | Dr Hook
14/03/81 6 Face Value | Phil Collins
25/04/81 3 The Wanderer | Donna Summer
16/05/81 4 Kilimanjaro | Teardrop Explodes
13/06/81 6 Voices | Hall & Oates
25/07/81 2 It Hurts To Be In Love | Dan Hartman
08/08/81 4 Nightclubbing | Grace Jones
05/09/81 3 The Fox | Elton John
26/09/81 3 Duran Duran | Duran Duran
17/10/81 3 Super Hits Vol 1&2 | Various Artists
07/11/81 1 Chemistry | Mondo Rock
14/11/81 8 Greatest Hits | Queen
09/01/82 6 Best Of Blondie | Blondie
20/02/82 3 Physical | Olivia Newton-John
13/03/82 4 Mesopotamia | B-52s
10/04/82 1 Action Trax 1 & 2 | Various Artists
17/04/82 1 Tonight I'm Yours | Rod Stewart
24/04/82 1 Greatest Hits | Queen MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE
01/05/82 2 Friends | Shalamar
15/05/82 4 Complete Madness | Madness
12/06/82 2 Chartbusters | Various Artists
26/06/82 2 Select | Kim Wilde
10/07/82 1 Friends | Shalamar
17/07/82 5 Turbo Trax | Various Artists
21/08/82 3 Donna Summer | Donna Summer
11/09/82 1 Rio | Duran Duran
18/09/82 3 Friends | Shalamar
09/10/82 2 Upstairs At Eric's | Yazoo
23/10/82 1 The Nylon Curtain | Billy Joel
30/10/82 1 A Broken Frame | Depeche Mode
06/11/82 4 The Dollar Album | Dollar
04/12/82 6 The Singles - The First Ten Years | ABBA
15/01/83 5 Raiders Of The Pop Charts | Various Artists
19/02/83 3 Thriller | Michael Jackson
12/03/83 2 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) | Eurythmics
26/03/83 3 Deep Sea Skiving | Bananarama
16/04/83 1 Chart Runners | Various Artists
23/04/83 1 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) | Eurythmics

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NUMBER ONE DANCE SINGLES
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27/11/82 1 I'm So Excited | Pointer Sisters
04/12/82 2 1999 | Prince
18/12/82 3 It's Raining Men | The Weather Girls
08/01/83 1 Friends | Shalamar
15/01/83 3 Everybody | Madonna
05/02/83 3 Love Is A Stranger | Eurythmics
26/02/83 2 Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
12/03/83 3 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) | Eurythmics
02/04/83 2 Rock The Boat | Forrest
16/04/83 2 Beat It | Michael Jackson
 
The HMV Retrochart is hotting up for my fave month of 1983 - May!
Are these songs in your Retrochart yet?

Number 50 - new entry for Bad Manners with "That'll do nicely" from their Greatest Hits album "At the height of Bad Manners":
 
Number 49 - new entry for a band who are also about to release a "Greatest Hits" album called "What is Beat?...The best of The Beat":
The Beat and their cover of "Can't get used to losing you" - re-mixed from their debut album "I just can't stop it":

RIP the great Saxa and Ranking Roger - both looking cool in this TOTP performance!
 
Number 46 - new entry for The Creatures (Siouxsie and Budgie's side project) with a song inspired by J G Ballard's "Crash" (just like "Warm Leatherette") - "Miss the girl":
 
Number 44 - new entry for Eddy Grant and his excellent follow up to "Electric Avenue" - this is called "War Party":


36 years later...and the lyrics are still relevant!
 
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