Popjustice Retrochart - April 1983 - w/e 30/04/83

Vote for your retrochart song of the week!

  • Heaven 17 - Temptation

  • Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination

  • Irene Cara - Flashdance… What A Feeling

  • Laura Branigan - Solitaire

  • Men At Work - Overkill

  • Michael Jackson - Beat It

  • New Order - Blue Monday

  • Spandau Ballet - True

  • Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter

  • Tin Tin - Kiss Me


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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 30/04/83
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01 01 08 Beat It Michael Jackson THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 06 Let's Dance David Bowie
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06 03 04 Overkill Men At Work
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03 03 07 Blue Monday New Order
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07 05 21 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics
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11 06 02 True Spandau Ballet

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04 04 04 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club
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05 04 06 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
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13 09 02 (Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League

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08 08 08 Breakaway Tracy Ullman
 
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Popjustice Retrochart w/e 30/04/83

11 09 09 07 Words F.R.David
12 21 12 03 Temptation Heaven 17
13 --- 13 01 Pale Shelter Tears For Fears HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED

14 10 02 12 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
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15 27 15 03 We Are Detective Thompson Twins
16 14 14 06 The House That Jack Built Tracie
17 15 15 06 You Are In My System Robert Palmer
18 12 01 15 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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19 16 16 08 Fields Of Fire (400 Miles) Big Country
20 17 02 16 Breaking Us In Two Joe Jackson
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21 29 21 07 Little Red Corvette Prince
22 19 13 09 Boxerbeat JoBoxers
23 25 22 05 Two Hearts Beat As One U2
24 22 19 05 Ooh To Be Aah Kajagoogoo
25 123 25 01 Street Café Icehouse FEATURED
26 --- 26 01 Our Lips Are Sealed Fun Boy Three
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27 30 27 19 Rosanna Toto
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28 28 19 07 Whistle Down The Wind Nick Heyward
29 23 07 07 Don't Talk To Me About Love Altered Images
30 31 30 05 The Last Film Kissing The Pink
31 182 31 01 Family Man Hall & Oates FEATURED

32 32 29 07 Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes
33 18 03 11 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
34 41 34 02 Dancing Tight Galaxy
35 62 35 08 Der Kommissar After The Fire
36 39 36 04 Solitaire Laura Branigan

37 34 34 04 I'm Never Giving Up Sweet Dreams
38 52 38 02 Can't Get Used To Losing You The Beat
39 42 39 03 Candy Girl New Edition
40 115 40 01 Miss The Girl The Creatures FEATURED

41 20 09 07 Speak Like A Child The Style Council
42 37 37 07 To Look At You INXS
43 --- 43 01 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John FEATURED
44 46 44 02 My Love Lionel Richie
45 57 45 02 Nightmares A Flock Of Seagulls
46 49 46 02 Can't Go Back Fleetwood Mac

47 38 27 07 My Foolish Friend Talk Talk
48 43 43 05 I Won't Hold You Back Toto
49 36 36 05 I Melt With You Modern English
50 64 50 02 Sweet Memory Belle Stars
 
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Popjustice Retrochart w/e 30/04/83

51 63 51 08 Jeopardy Greg Kihn
52 73 52 02 Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Level 42

53 61 33 04 Telegraph OMD
54 50 50 10 Mr Roboto Styx
55 48 48 05 Walking In LA Missing Persons
56 45 10 15 New Year's Day U2
57 58 41 19 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
58 66 04 16 Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox
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59 47 02 15 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
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60 56 37 12 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Journey
61 59 48 08 Jukebox The Flirts
62 53 53 05 Snot Rap Kenny Everett
63 51 29 37 I Know There's Something Going On Frida
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64 67 64 03 Physical Attraction Madonna
65 54 01 25 Poison Arrow ABC
66 55 10 21 Let Me Go Heaven 17
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67 68 03 30 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
68 24 09 11 Rip It Up Orange Juice
69 60 06 10 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) Bananarama
70 72 70 04 So Wrong Patrick Simmons
71 69 05 10 Rock The Boat Forrest
72 82 04 14 Rio Duran Duran
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73 65 35 12 Celtic Soul Brothers Dexys Midnight Runners
74 95 22 11 Waves Blancmange
75 77 75 05 Some Kind Of Friend Barry Manilow
76 92 76 02 Flashdance… What A Feeling Irene Cara FEATURED
77 86 77 02 Kiss Me Tin Tin FEATURED

78 71 71 05 Whispering Your Name Ignatius Jones
79 80 79 06 Mexican Radio Wall Of Voodoo
80 87 80 04 Young Free And Single Sunfire
81 90 81 03 Love Has Got A Line On You Scandal

82 78 05 13 Change Tears For Fears
83 111 83 01 War Party Eddy Grant FEATURED
84 75 75 05 Escalator Of Life Robert Hazard
85 74 11 08 Run For Your Life Bucks Fizz
86 76 01 34 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
87 107 87 01 Affair Of The Heart Rick Springfield FEATURED
88 70 51 20 Twilight Zone Golden Earring
89 106 03 14 Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club
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90 33 08 10 Drop The Pilot Joan Armatrading
91 108 91 01 True Love Ways Cliff Richard
92 96 24 10 I Eat Cannibals Toto Coleo
93 98 93 02 Metro Berlin
94 44 44 09 Do You Wanna Hold Me Bow Wow Wow
95 103 95 01 Straight From The Heart Bryan Adams
96 40 40 02 Flight Of Icarus Iron Maiden
97 85 36 15 Desperate But Not Serious Adam Ant
98 99 71 05 Take The Short Way Home Dionne Warwick
99 81 72 06 Orchard Road Leo Sayer
100 104 100 01 Welcome To Heartlight Kenny Loggins
 
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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
23/04/83 Beat It Michael Jackson 375
30/04/83 Beat It Michael Jackson 379

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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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11 Michael Jackson
10 ABBA

10 David Bowie
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9 Kim Carnes
8 Human League
8 Kim Wilde
7 Blondie
7 Ultravox
7 ABC
7 Survivor
7 The Jam
7 Phil Collins
7 Queen
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6 Hall & Oates
5 The Police

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MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE BY RECORD:

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9 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes July 1981
7 Vienna Ultravox March 1981
7 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor Aug 1982
6 The Winner Takes It All ABBA Sep 1980
6 Billie Jean Michael Jackson Mar 1983
5 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police Nov 1981
5 Don't You Want Me Human League Jan 1982
5 Poison Arrow ABC Mar 1982
5 Maneater Hall & Oates Dec 1982
5 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins Jan 1983
4 On The Radio Donna Summer Mar 1980
4 Call Me Blondie May 1980
4 A Forest The Cure Jun 1980
4 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie Oct 1980
4 Kids In America Kim Wilde Apr 1981
4 Souvenir OMD Oct 1981
4 View From A Bridge Kim Wilde Apr 1982
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 30/04/83

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

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02 01 11 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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03 03 03 Beat It Michael Jackson
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04 04 06 Mr Roboto Styx
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05 01 24 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club
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06 03 11 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
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07 07 03 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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10 09 02 Overkill Men At Work
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 30/04/83

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10 01 02 True Spandau Ballet 97,000 NEW NUMBER ONE

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04 02 05 Words F. R. David 84,000
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Beat It Michael Jackson 70,000
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16 04 02 (Keep Feelin') Fascination Human League 62,000
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01 01 06 Let's Dance David Bowie
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06 06 09 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics 47,000
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14 08 03 True Love Ways Cliff Richard 42,000

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21 09 03 We Are Detective Thompson Twins 35,000

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05 04 07 Breakaway Tracey Ullman 33,000

A month after Duran Duran scored their first No 1 Spandau Ballet follow suit. The two groups are arch rivals if you believe the tabloids so it must be an important factor in balancing the relative merits of both acts that Spandau have managed to match the Durannies achievements, "True" exploded 10-1 this week on a sale of 97,000 in conjunction with the album of the same name climbing 6-3 to reach a new peak, but good news for Spandau is bad news for FR David who was leading the way for the majority of the week but post TOTP (on which both featured) it was the former who received the greater boost sailing past FR David who ended up at No 2 selling 84,000.

After two singles which debuted at No 9 eyebrows were raised last week when Human League only debuted at No 16 with "(Keep Feeling) Fascination", well there was no need for concern as the track leaps 16-4 (62,000) this week and should provide a serious threat to Spandau Ballet next week. Success internationally has caused a delay in recording the follow up to "Dare" but rumours are that there will be a new album due before Christmas.

Covered by everyone from Frank Ifield to Bobby Vee, "True Love Ways" is of a course a song written by Buddy Holly as a wedding gift to his wife back in 1958 but only made No 25 in the charts when released posthumously in 1960, it was a far greater hit for Peter & Gordon in 1965 when it went all the way to No 2 and now its back in a version by Cliff Richard. His recording is with the London Philharmonic Orchestra who are celebrating their 50th anniversary and to help Cliff performed a concert with them which will be released in a few weeks entitled "Dressed For The Occasion"- the single shoots 14-8 this week on a sale of 42,000.

Thompson Twins prove that their last single "Love On Your Side" was no fluke as follow up "We Are Detective" follows it leaping 21-9 (35,000). It's a third single from the "Quick Step and Side Kick" album which is still top 20 but couldn't quite make it to the top being denied by Michael Jackson's "Thriller" back in March.

Talking of Jackson, "Beat It" holds at No 3 as he's leapfrogged by FR David and Spandau, the track actually increased sales by 10% to 70,000 but the rest of the tracks not mentioned so far all fall this week. Culture Club's challenge to the No 1 spot is over as they drop 2-5 (60,000) but that's nothing compared to Bowie who drops 1-6 (59,000) with "Let's Dance" as his album holds the top spot. That's the biggest drop from the top slot since Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin made an identical tumble in October 1981, he does however sell his 600,000 copy of the single so it's not all bad. Also falling are the Eurythmics 6-7 (47,000) despite a modest increase in sales, and Tracey Ullman falls 5-10 (33,000)
Chart Entries
#22 Pale Shelter Tears For Fears
#31 Our Lips Are Sealed The Fun Boy Three
#45 Creatures Of The Night Kiss
#65 Stop And Go David Grant
#67 Family Man Daryl Hall & John Oates
#74 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John
#76 Music D-Train
#84 Weekend Class Action
#85 A Girl Called Johnny Water Boys
#86 Mr DJ Wish
#88 Love Is The Key Maze
#89 Faster Than The Speed Of Night Bonnie Tyler
#89 The Girl Is Fine Fatback
#95 Sweet Pretender Phil Everly
#97 Young Americans Talking David Van Day

UK Charts

NME Singles Chart Let's Dance David Bowie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart Blue Monday New Order SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart Let's Dance David Bowie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 30/04/83

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02 01 10 Beat It Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 15 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
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04 03 14 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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03 03 12 Mr Roboto Styx
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06 05 12 Der Kommissar After The Fire
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09 06 06 Let's Dance David Bowie
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05 01 15 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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10 08 11 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
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15 09 04 Overkill Men At Work
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12 10 10 Little Red Corvette Prince

Chart Entries
#35 Don't Let It End Styx
#43 Family Man Daryl Hall And John Oates
#76 All My Life Kenny Rogers
#77 That's Love Jim Capaldi
#78 Don't Pay The Ferryman Chris DeBurgh
#85 Love On Your Side Thompson Twins
#87 Tonight Whispers
#89 Where Everybody Knows Your Name Gary Portnoy
#90 Ricky 'Weird Al' Yankovic

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Billboard Magazine 30/04/83
Billboard 200 Albums Thriller Michael Jackson TENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary I Won't Hold You Back Toto NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Let's Dance David Bowie NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Atomic Dog George Clinton THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 30/04/83

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01 01 09 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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06 02 06 Let's Dance David Bowie
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08 03 06 Beat It Michael Jackson
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04 04 09 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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02 01 12 Mr Roboto Styx
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03 01 13 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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05 01 15 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
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07 07 07 Midnight Blue Louise Tucker
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16 09 06 Sex (I'm A…) Berlin
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09 05 11 Back On The Chain Gang Pretenders

Chart Entries
#40 Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club
#44 Puttin' On The Ritz Taco
#49 She's A Beauty Tubes
#50 Straight From The Heart Bryan Adams

Canada Charts

RPM Magazine (from 03/09/83)
Canadian Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Australia Kent Music Report Top 100 w/e 25/04/83

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01 01 09 Billie Jean MICHAEL JACKSON THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 05 Let's Dance DAVID BOWIE
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03 03 11 1999 PRINCE
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04 01 18 Up Where We Belong JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES
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15 05 14 Don't Pay The Ferryman CHRIS DE BURGH
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06 06 06 Too Shy KAJAGOOGOO
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08 07 05 Overkill MEN AT WORK
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13 08 05 Power And The Passion MEN AT WORK
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11 09 13 White Wedding BILLY IDOL
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05 02 12 Twisting By the Pool DIRE STRAITS

Chart Entries
#52 Let the Franklin Flow GORDON FRANKLIN & THE WILDERNESS ENSEMBLE
#57 How Do You Get Your Kicks UNCANNY X-MEN
#82 It's Raining Men WEATHER GIRLS
#92 Sign of the Times BELLE STARS
#93 Jeopardy GREG KIHN BAND
#94 The Cutter ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

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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 Let's Dance David Bowie NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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@phoenix123 Retrochart Singles Top Ten w/e 30/04/83

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05 01 25 Love Is A Stranger | Eurythmics
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02 01 12 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) | Eurythmics
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01 01 06 Is There Something I Should Know | Duran Duran
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75,000
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03 03 10 Beat It | Michael Jackson
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65,000
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26 05 02 True | Spandau Ballet 60,000

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04 01 11 Total Eclipse Of The Heart | Bonnie Tyler
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07 07 06 Words | F.R. David 55,000
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10 08 04 Physical Attraction | Madonna 52,500

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06 06 08 Breakaway | Tracey Ullman 50,000
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09 09 04 Church Of The Poison Mind | Culture Club 45,000


Eurythmics triumph this week, setting a singles chart record by securing both #1 and #2 in the same week. Love Is A Stranger is now their second chart topper and joins the longevity list at 25 weeks charted. The album remains at number one for a fourth week aswell.

The only new top ten hit this week is from Spandau Ballet, who have their first UK chart topper this week. They zoom 26-5 with their first top five hit here and could threaten the top next week.

F.R. David could still progress while Madonna joins him, moving 10-8, as she achieves a second US top ten dance hit this week moving 18-9. In a more competitive climate Culture Club are struggling to gain a third top five hit on the trot….
 
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11 24 11 03 Temptation | Heaven 17
12 12 12 07 Rip It Up | Orange Juice

13 11 06 06 Let's Dance | David Bowie
14 08 01 10 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) | Bananarama
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15 17 15 10 Little Red Corvette | Prince

16 13 04 11 Rock The Boat | Forrest
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17 --- 17 01 Pale Shelter | Tears For Fears HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

18 16 16 07 Blue Monday | New Order
19 22 19 06 The House That Jack Built | Tracie
20 31 20 02 (Keep Feeling) Fascination | Human League

21 20 20 06 You Are In My System | Robert Palmer
22 14 09 08 Always Something There To Remind Me | Naked Eyes
23 27 23 04 Kiss Me | Tin Tin
24 15 15 06 Whispering Your Name | Ignatius Jones
25 --- 25 01 Family Man | Hall & Oates
26 21 01 13 Change | Tears For Fears
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27 18 06 08 Run For Your Life | Bucks Fizz
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28 --- 28 01 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues | Elton John
29 37 29 02 Fields Of Fire | Big Country

30 23 01 15 Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
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31 19 07 11 Drop The Pilot | Joan Armatrading
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32 43 32 02 True Love Ways | Cliff Richard
33 33 33 02 My Love | Lionel Richie
34 42 34 02 Overkill | Men At Work
35 40 35 04 Candy Girl | New Edition

36 36 32 10 Take The Short Way Home | Dionne Warwick
37 35 33 09 Little Too Late | Pat Benatar
38 32 28 06 Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart | Phil Collins
39 25 06 10 Goodnight Saigon | Billy Joel
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40 28 24 10 Yours | Dionne Warwick
41 60 41 03 We Are Detective | Thompson Twins
42 41 34 12 I Knew You When | Linda Ronstadt
43 34 34 05 I'm Never Giving Up | Sweet Dreams
44 29 12 09 Telephone Operator | Pete Shelley
45 48 45 04 Candy Man | Mary Jane Girls
46 30 13 13 We've Got Tonight | Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
47 50 47 06 Street Café | Icehouse
48 56 48 03 Takin' A Chance On Love | Sharon Redd
49 55 49 02 Can't Get Used To Losing You | The Beat
50 51 50 12 Straight From The Heart | Bryan Adams

51 49 49 07 My Foolish Friend | Talk Talk
52 --- 52 01 Music | D Train
53 39 26 07 Speak Like A Child | The Style Council
54 38 01 15 Too Shy | Kajagoogoo
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55 64 55 02 Solitaire | Laura Branigan

56 52 46 07 Somewhere | Danse Society
57 47 35 07 Hope (I Wish You Believed It) | Wah!
58 61 58 06 Walking In L.A. | Missing Persons
59 69 59 03 Nightmares | A Flock Of Seagulls
60 65 60 07 To Look At You | INXS

61 44 36 16 Windows | Missing Persons
62 57 09 12 Communication | Spandau Ballet
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63 45 33 13 Everything I Own | Crystal Gayle
64 46 15 07 Don't Talk To Me About Love | Altered Images
65 70 65 02 Can't Go Back | Fleetwood Mac
66 54 36 13 Come Give Your Love | Janet Jackson
67 66 53 06 The Beat Goes On | Globos
68 58 49 07 You Disappear From View | Teardrop Explodes
69 59 47 05 Two Hearts Beat As One | U2
70 62 48 05 Ooh To Be Ah | Kajagoogoo
71 53 42 10 Boxerbeat | JoBoxers
72 63 13 13 Oblivious | Aztec Camera
73 80 73 03 Out Of Sight Out Of Mind | Level 42
74 67 16 15 Love On Your Side | Thompson Twins
75 68 25 15 Science Fiction | Divinyls

#11 HIGHCLIMBER


#17 HIGHEST NEW ENTRY


#25 NEW ENTRY


#28 NEW ENTRY


#52 NEW ENTRY
 
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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
30/04/83 1 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics

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ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

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5 Michael Jackson
4 Queen
(includes 1 with David Bowie)
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 Eurythmics
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
25 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics*
25 Everybody Madonna*

*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 2 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 3 Beat It | Michael Jackson
 
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Great to see @phoenix123 first out of the blocks this week....a lot of Eurythmics Stanning going on there....!
I also enjoy it when we start "Plugging" songs in our Retrochart each week...it's like a "what songs are rocking our world this week" kinda moment!

Yeah I didn't think Heaven 17 needed a plug so was going to go with Tin Tin (who I imagine will chart with the remake for some of you in a few years and won't be on anyone else's chart in 83?) but there are other weeks!

What the hell I'll plug it here instead!

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He's very…. delicate in this video. Needs a good meal!
 
Yeah I didn't think Heaven 17 needed a plug so was going to go with Tin Tin (who I imagine will chart with the remake for some of you in a few years and won't be on anyone else's chart in 83?) but there are other weeks!

What the hell I'll plug it here instead!

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He's very…. delicate in this video. Needs a good meal!

I absolutely love the sweater - I was a sucker for diamond patterns on sweaters and paisley on ties (and shirts) back in the mid/late 80's!
 
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