Popjustice Retrochart - April 1984 - w/e 07/04/84

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11 16 11 02 You Take Me Up Thompson Twins
12 09 09 08 Your Love Is King Sade
13 12 12 04 Lucky Star Madonna
14 10 10 06 The Lion's Mouth Kajagoogoo
15 17 15 03 Up On The Catwalk Simple Minds
16 19 16 03 Nelson Mandela The Special AKA
17 21 17 22 Ain't Nobody Rufus & Chaka Khan

18 14 01 13 99 Luftballons Nena
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19 43 19 02 Glad It's All Over Captain Sensible
20 18 04 15 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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21 24 21 04 Cherry Oh Baby UB40
22 22 09 11 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw
23 27 23 10 PYT (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson
24 30 24 03 Show Me The Pretenders
25 --- 25 01 The Caterpillar The Cure HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
26 61 26 08 Automatic Pointer Sisters FEATURED
27 65 27 02 Heaven / Heartbeat Psychadelic Furs

28 25 01 12 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
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29 35 29 04 That's The Way (I Like It) Dead Or Alive
30 13 13 08 It's Raining Men The Weather Girls
31 34 31 05 Leave It Yes
32 39 32 04 Head Over Heels Go-Gos

33 29 29 05 What Do I Do? Phil Fearon & Galaxy
34 139 34 01 Give Me Tonight Shannon FEATURED
35 38 35 03 Give Missing Persons

36 28 22 08 Hide & Seek Howard Jones
37 37 37 03 Miss Me Blind Culture Club
38 47 38 03 Cargo Axel Bauer
39 42 39 04 Dr Mabuse Propaganda
40 53 40 02 Just Be Good To Me SOS Band

41 40 12 13 It's My Life Talk Talk
42 44 42 03 Dancing In The Sheets Shalamar
43 52 43 02 Don't Look Any Further Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett

44 20 05 13 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
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45 46 45 03 Swimming Horses Siouxsie & The Banshees
46 36 35 04 Hanna Hanna China Crisis
47 33 06 21 Let The Music Play Shannon
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48 --- 48 01 Such A Shame Talk Talk FEATURED
49 136 49 01 I Scare Myself Thomas Dolby FEATURED

50 45 29 09 Living In Desperate Times Olivia Newton-John
 
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51 51 50 05 Don't Answer Me Alan Parsons Project
52 49 09 12 (Feels Like) Heaven Fiction Factory
53 48 39 09 I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News
54 70 18 08 My Ever Changing Moods Style Council
55 32 04 10 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell
56 69 56 03 Ohio Isabelle Adjani
57 67 57 05 Tonight Kool & The Gang
58 --- 58 01 She's Strange Cameo FEATURED

59 73 23 19 King Of Pain The Police
60 63 54 09 Runner Manfred Mann's Earth Band
61 --- 61 01 Queen Of Witches Kano FEATURED

62 68 02 21 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
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63 64 24 06 My Guy's Mad At Me Tracey Ullman
64 --- 64 01 La Folie Valerie Lagrange FEATURED

65 57 06 21 That's All Genesis
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66 74 66 04 Borrowed Time John Lennon
67 77 67 05 Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler
68 --- 08 11 Never Never The Assembly
69 75 68 07 Joystick Dazz Band
70 59 01 18 Running With The Night Lionel Richie
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71 85 04 18 Come Back And Stay Paul Young
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72 --- 72 01 You Boytronic FEATURED

73 88 72 07 Footloose Kenny Loggins
74 84 74 04 The Word Is Out Jermaine Stewart FEATURED

75 76 75 02 Lunatic Gazebo
76 --- 01 14 First Picture Of You The Lotus Eaters
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77 79 13 13 The Sun And The Rain Madness
78 71 71 02 Bad News Moon Martin
79 174 79 01 Each Word's A Beat Of My Heart Mink Deville
80 82 74 06 Ticket To The Tropics Christina
81 58 57 09 Language Of Love Dan Fogelberg
82 55 08 12 Hyperactive Thomas Dolby
83 95 48 03 A Love Worth Waiting For Shakin Stevens
84 80 59 06 I'm Gonna Be Strong Blue Angel feat Cyndi Lauper
85 122 85 01 Eat It Weird Al Yankovic
86 23 05 15 Politics Of Dancing Re-flex
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87 81 81 02 Les Nouveaux Romantiques Karen Cheryl
88 11 06 09 Street Dance Break Machine
89 83 83 02 Happy Station Fun Fun
90 72 59 07 Don't Let Go Wang Chung
91 78 45 07 Help Tina Turner
92 --- 92 01 You're The One For Me / Daybreak / AM Paul Hardcastle
93 89 88 04 I'm Only Shooting Love Time Bandits
94 105 94 01 I'm Falling The Bluebells
95 99 08 13 They Don't Know Tracey Ullman
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96 97 96 03 General Public General Public
97 111 97 01 A Fine Fine Day Tony Carey
98 96 96 02 Runner Sheila
99 94 76 06 Beast Of Burden Bette Midler
100 62 18 10 Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed Matt Bianco
 
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07/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 335
14/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 358
21/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 366
28/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 351
04/02/84 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder 360
11/02/84 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics 364
18/02/84 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics 353
25/02/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 359
03/03/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 370
10/03/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 371
17/03/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 362
24/03/84 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama 385
31/03/84 Radio Ga-Ga Queen 392
07/04/84 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama 384
 
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04 01 03 Hello Lionel Richie NEW NUMBER ONE

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05 02 06 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell

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01 01 09 Jump Van Halen
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02 02 10 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
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03 03 08 Radio Gaga Queen
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06 03 10 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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10 07 02 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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07 01 08 99 Luftballons Nena
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09 09 04 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics

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Hello Lionel Richie
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98,000 THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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07 02 03 A Love Worth Waiting For Shakin Stevens 48,000

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03 03 06 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama 44,000

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13 04 02 You Take Me Up Thompson Twins 43,000

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09 05 03 People Are People Depeche Mode 43,000

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02 02 06 It's Raining Men The Weather Girls
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04 04 03 It's A Miracle Culture Club 39,000
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05 05 05 What Do I Do Phil Fearon & Galaxy 37,000
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14 09 07 Torvill & Dean EP Richard Hartley & Mike Read Orchestra 36,000

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06 06 08 Your Love Is King Sade 35,000

Lionel Richie didn’t face any serious threat this week contrary to my prediction last week and he holds the No 1 spot on both charts, sales of “Hello” cooled but only slightly at 4% to 98,000 which brings the tracks total UK sales to 336,000 copies and places Richie at No 6 on the YTD list which, as it’s now the end of the first quarter, it seems appropriate to recap on:

1- RELAX- Frankie Goes To Hollywood 742,000
2- 99 RED BALLOONS- Nena 452,000
3- RADIO GAGA- Queen 374,000
4- DOCTOR DOCTOR- Thompson Twins 361,000
5- GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN- Cyndi Lauper 349,000
6- HELLO- Lionel Richie 336,000
7- THAT’S LIVIN ALRIGHT- Joe Fagin 314,000
8- JOANNA/ TONIGHT- Kool & The Gang 302,000
9- BREAK MY STRIDE- Matthew Wilder 295,000
10- WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD- Nik Kershaw 291,000

Sales overall for 1984 are well down on 1983, at the same point last year the biggest five songs of the year had all done over 500,000 though “Relax” has sold more than the title that was at the top at the end quarter 1 1983, Men At Work’s “Down Under”, which had done 683,000 copies. Incidentally if you include “Relax”’s 1983 sales then it has just crossed the 800,000 mark.

Shakin’ Stevens ended up provided the competition this week with “A Love Worth Waiting For” moving 7-2 but it sold just 48,000 copies, that’s the joint lowest for a No 2 track this year, sharing that dubious honour with Paul McCartney’s “Pipes Of Peace” back in January.

Hope instead turns to the Thompson Twins who are currently on tour supporting their first No 1 album “Into The Gap”. A third single plucked from it, “You Take Me Up” became their highest debuting single when it entered at No.13 last week and this week flies to No 4 on a sale of 43,000, their last two singles have peaked at No’s 4 and 3 so could this be on for No 2? The single comes in the now obligatory picture disc format but the record company have issued three of them which fit together to form a picture of the band- it’s a symbol of how inventive they are getting in targeting fanbases.

Richard Hartley returns to the top 10 moving 14-9 (36,000) to reach a new peak thanks to Torvill & Dean reprising their Olympic winning routine on TV last weekend but other than that it’s a slightly stale chart with Bananarama holding at No 3 (44,000) but good news for Depeche Mode who leap 9-5 (43,000) and score their first ever top 5 single but everything else is falling. The Weather Girls get caught in a rainstorm and drift 2-6 (41,000) but it’s worth recalling there is only 7,000 copies between No’s 2 and 6 so it’s not as bad as it sounds! Culture Club are also falling surprisingly as “It’s A Miracle” becomes their first single since they hit it big to fail to go Top 3, they drop 4-7 (39,000) Phil Fearon & Galaxy tumble 5-8 (37,000) and Sade move 6-10 (35,000).

https://forum.popjustice.com/thread...-by-week-1984-1985.38232/page-12#post-3577457
Chart Entries
#26 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
#31 The Caterpillar The Cure
#44 Give Me Tonight Shannon
#59 You're The One For Me / Daybreak / A.M. Paul Hardcastle
#60 Eighties Killing Joke
#62 Eat It Weird Al Yankovic
#65 Night Ladies The Crusaders
#70 Such A Shame Talk Talk
#71 Yah Mo B There James Ingram & Michael McDonald
#78 Automatic Pointer Sisters
#79 Phone Caller Rockwell
#81 Liberator Spear Of Destiny
#82 Shock Treatment Pallas
#88 Sometimes Shirley Bassey
#90 Stay With Me Tonight Jeffrey Osborne
#92 Beatbox Art Of Noise
#93 AC/DC Jeffrey Daniels
#95 Sometimes Elaine Paige
#98 Keeping My Heart Barbara Dickson
#99 Believin' It All Steve Levine

100 The Flame Annabel Lamb

UK Charts

UK Official Album Chart Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart People Are People Depeche Mode NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Radio Airplay Report Hello Lionel Richie

Record Mirror Magazine 07/04/84
including reviews of this week’s releases, Disco Singles Top 85, Hi-NRG Top 30, Official Singles Top 100 and Chartfile by Alan Jones


Music Week Magazine 07/04/84
including reviews of this week’s releases, Airplay data, Official Singles and Albums Top 100 with certifications, 12” Singles Top 40, Cassette Top 30, Dance Singles Top 50, Dance Albums Top 25, Heavy Metal Singles Top 30, Heavy Metal Albums Top 30, Indie Singles Top 50, Indie Albums Top 25


Smash Hits Magazine 1984

No 1. Magazine 1984
including NME Singles and Albums Top 75 (see below)

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01 01 11 Footloose Kenny Loggins SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 11 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell
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07 03 07 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
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04 04 11 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
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03 01 13 Jump Van Halen
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08 06 11 Automatic Pointer Sisters
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10 07 06 Miss Me Blind Culture Club
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09 08 08 Adult Education Hall & Oates
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05 02 17 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
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13 10 07 Hello Lionel Richie

Chart Entries
#47 Oh, Sherrie Steve Perry
#56 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
#67 Run, Runaway Slade
#77 Olympia Sergio Mendes
#80 She's Strange Cameo
#84 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
#85 Sail Away Temptations
#89 There's No Easy Way James Ingram
#90 Blue Light David Gilmour
#92 My Ever Changing Moods Style Council
#93 Hands Across The Sea Modern English
#95 Jimmy Loves Maryann Josie Cotton

US Billboard Magazine

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Billboard Magazine 07/04/84
Billboard 200 Albums Thriller Michael Jackson THIRTY SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary Hello Lionel Richie NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Give Me Tonight Shannon SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles She's Strange Cameo NEW NUMBER ONE

US Cashbox Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart Footloose Kenny Loggins SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

US Radio & Records Magazine
Radio & Records Singles Chart Footloose Kenny Loggins SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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01 01 08 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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07 03 07 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell
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05 03 06 Jump Van Halen
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02 02 06 Radio Gaga Queen

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17 08 08 Joanna Kool & The Gang
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15 09 08 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw
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11 10 12 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes


European Charts
European Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson
https://worldradiohistory.com/Music-and-Media.htm
Music & Media Magazine 1984
including European music TV listings for the week, Euroclips video airplay, European Singles Top 100, European Albums Top 100, European Airplay Top 60, UK Airplay Top 20
 
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01 01 09 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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04 02 08 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell
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06 03 07 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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03 01 14 99 Red Balloons Nena
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09 05 05 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
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02 01 12 Jump Van Halen

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05 03 09 Thriller Michael Jackson
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18 08 04 Eat It Weird Al Yankovic
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07 06 11 I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News
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13 10 06 Miss Me Blind Culture Club

Chart Entries
#42 Breakdance Irene Cara
#44 To All The Girls I've Ever Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
#48 Listen To The Radio Pukka Orchestra
#50 You Can't Get What You Want Joe Jackson

Canada Charts

RPM Magazine 1984
Canadian Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson THIRTEENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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01 01 06 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
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02 02 07 Jump Van Halen
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04 04 07 Calling Your Name Marilyn
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05 05 07 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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03 02 08 Radio Gaga Queen
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42 07 02 I Send A Message INXS

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16 08 03 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
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07 06 09 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder
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06 01 12 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar

Chart Entries
#41 Rush Rush Debbie Harry
#44 Baby Wants To Rock Mondo Rock
#45 The Good Life Dear Enemy
#46 Love Over Gold Dire Straits
#48 Save The Last Dance For Me Dolly Parton
#50 Rock And Roll You're Beautiful Normie Rowe

Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Countdown Album Chart The Swing INXS NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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03 01 03 Hello Lionel Richie NEW NUMBER ONE

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13 02 02 It's A Miracle Culture Club

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20 03 02 A Love Worth Waiting For Shakin Stevens

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02 02 06 Jump Van Halen
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06 05 02 It's Raining Men The Weather Girls
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01 01 07 99 Red Balloons Nena
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16 07 03 Your Love Is King Sade
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15 08 03 To Be Or Not To Be Mel Brooks

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04 02 06 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw
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09 07 04 My Guy Tracey Ullman


Top 30 Entries
#14 Cherry Oh Baby UB40
#19 Lucky Star Madonna
#27 PYT (Pretty Young Thing) Michael Jackson
#28 Can't Get You Out Of My Mind Bagatelle
#29 Borrowed Time John Lennon
#30 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & WIllie Nelson

Irish Charts
RTE Singles Chart (search)
 
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First out of the blocks this week.
Here come this week's Makers and Shakers - are these songs in your Retrochart yet?

Number 50 - new entry for Talk Talk with "Such a shame" - this has been edited for single release (the original album version is much better!)
 
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