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Popjustice Retrochart - August 1983 - w/e 06/08/83

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  1. Prince finally has his first top 40 hit, In his 20th week in on the chart, 1999 leaps four spots to #39
     
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  2. Up 11 spots to #22 is First Picture Of You by the Lotus Eaters
     
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  3. The Police leap into the top 10 with Every Breath You Take, up 4 to #9
     
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  4. Duran Duran have their third top 10 hit in 1983, Up 3 to #7 Is There Something I Should Know
     
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  5. An all time record, way back in 1978 MacArthur Park spent 11 weeks at #1 the longest run ever, this week Flashdance...What A Feeling, by Irene Cara has now surpassed that with it's 12th week in a row at #1
     
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  6. Before I reveal this week's HMV Retrochart - the Makers and Shakers - are these songs in your Retrochart yet?

    Number 50 - new entry for The Belle Stars who return with "Indian Summer":
     
  7. Number 49 - new entry for Kim Wilde who finally enters with "Love blonde":
     
  8. Number 48 - new entry and the second single from the film "Flashdance": Michael Sembello and a song called "Maniac":
     
  9. Number 47 - new entry for a song that was first released earlier this year but wasn't a hit - now they've charted on the US Hot 100 - it's finally entered the HMV Retrochart:
    The Kinks - Come Dancing
     
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  10. Number 45 - new entry for Kraftwerk who return after two years with a brand new single called "Tour De France" - they've got a new album coming out called "Techno Pop"!
     
  11. Number 44 - new entry for another single that's been bubbling under for a while and now finally enters:
    George Benson - Feel like making love:
     
  12. This week's highest new entry comes in at Number 34 for Herbie Hancock and his new single called "Rockit" - I think he's somewhere in the video!
     
  13. There's lot of movement inside the top ten this week:
    Bananarama finally enter the top ten as "Cruel Summer" climbs one place from 11 to 10!
     
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  14. The Beat have split up and this is their last single "Ackee 1-2-3" which climbs from 12 to 8 this week:
     
  15. Echo and the Bunnymen get their second top ten single of the year as "Never Stop" climbs from 14 to 7:
     
  16. HMV Retrochart
    W/e 6th August 1983
    TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
    1 1 11 1 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 58[​IMG]

    2 5 3 2 HUMAN NATURE Michael Jackson N/A
    3 4 5 3 WHO'S THAT GIRL Eurythmics 4[​IMG]
    4 2 8 2 IOU The Freeez 2[​IMG]
    5 6 3 5 WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 7
    6 9 6 6 DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 3
    7 14 4 7 NEVER STOP Echo and the Bunnymen 22
    8 12 6 8 ACKEE 1-2-3 The Beat N/A
    9 3 9 3 WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT'S MY HOME) Paul Young 1[​IMG]
    10 11 5 10 CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 8
    11 7 6 6 IT'S A MISTAKE Men at Work 73
    12 21 3 12 EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 16
    13 8 6 4 I'LL TUMBLE 4 YA Culture Club N/A[​IMG]
    14 28 2 14 CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 10
    15 24 4 15 GIVE IT UP KC & the Sunshine Band 5
    16 20 6 16 THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 23
    17 19 5 17 AFTER A FASHION Midge Ure and Mike Karn N/A
    18 10 7 4 WONDERLAND XTC N/A[​IMG]
    19 25 4 19 RIGHT NOW The Creatures 20
    20 22 6 20 UNIFORM Icehouse N/A
    21 13 7 6 COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 9
    22 15 5 14 THE WALK The Cure 18
    23 30 3 23 THE CROWN Gary Byrd and the GB Experience 6
    24 37 2 24 SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY U2 N/A
    25 18 13 9 MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 12
    26 39 2 26 BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE Talking Heads N/A
    27 36 4 27 BIG LOG Robert Plant 15
    28 16 6 10 FORBIDDEN COLOURS David Sylvian & Riuichi Sakamoto 30
    29 34 4 29 WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 40
    30 27 6 27 ENDLESSLY John Foxx N/A
    31 17 10 2 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 17[​IMG]
    32 32 5 32 EVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK Elvis Costello and the Attractions 28
    33 26 9 2 WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' Michael Jackson 70[​IMG]
    34 NEW 1 34 ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 25
    35 43 2 35 WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT (MY LOVE) Galaxy 37
    36 23 8 17 TANTALISE Jimmy The Hoover 32
    37 40 3 37 DO IT AGAIN-BILLIE JEAN (MEDLEY) Clubhouse 13
    38 48 2 38 I'M STILL STANDING Elton John 24
    39 44 3 39 RADIO FREE EUROPE REM N/A
    40 50 2 40 THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 38
    41 29 7 22 DON'T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holliday 14
    42 38 3 38 PUTTING ON THE RITZ Taco N/A
    43 45 3 43 WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 45
    44 NEW 1 44 FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE George Benson 29
    45 NEW 1 45 TOUR DE FRANCE Kraftwerk 41
    46 47 21 9 BLUE MONDAY New Order 78[​IMG]
    47 NEW 1 47 COME DANCING The Kinks 65
    48 NEW 1 48 MANIAC Michael Sembello 82
    49 NEW 1 49 LOVE BLONDE Kim Wilde 42
    50 NEW 1 50 INDIAN SUMMER The Belle Stars 81

    Sales Certifications:
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    250,000 (Silver)
    [​IMG]500,000 (Gold)
    [​IMG]1,000,000 (Platinum)


    Michael Jackson climbs from 5 to 2 with "Human Nature" - Can he go all the way next week?


    The Police make it nine weeks at the top now with "Every breath you take" can anyone topple them?


    Cubfile:
    The Police make it nine weeks on top, but can Michael Jackson do it this time with “Human Nature” which glides up from 5 to 2 – his previous single “Wanna be startin’ somethin’’’ got stuck at Number Two for two weeks back in June – the record which stopped it from reaching the summit is still there now!
    Further climbers inside the top ten are Eurythmics, The Police (Wrapped around your finger) Malcolm McLaren, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Beat and Bananarama. Heading down are The Freeez and Paul Young.
    The highest new entry this week is Herbie Hancock with “Rockit” coming in at Number 34
    The longest runner on the chart is still “Blue Monday” by New Order, which is re-bounding back up the chart this week from 47 to 46. They’ve chalked up 21 weeks in total on the chart.

    Next Week could see new entries from The Style Council, Spandau Ballet, Shalamar, Asia, New Edition, Joboxers, Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – stay tuned!
     
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  17. 1983 - The Stats:

    The Number Ones:
    W/E Artist Title

    01-Jan-83 Culture Club Time (Clock of the heart)
    08-Jan-83 Phil Collins You can't hurry love
    15-Jan-83 Phil Collins You can't hurry love
    22-Jan-83 Men at Work Down Under
    29-Jan-83 Men at Work Down Under
    05-Feb-83 Kajagoogoo Too shy
    12-Feb-83 Kajagoogoo Too shy
    19-Feb-83 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
    26-Feb-83 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
    05-Mar-83 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
    12-Mar-83 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
    19-Mar-83 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
    26-Mar-83 Duran Duran Is there something I should know
    02-Apr-83 Duran Duran Is there something I should know
    09-Apr-83 David Bowie Let's Dance
    16-Apr-83 David Bowie Let's Dance
    23-Apr-83 Michael Jackson Beat it
    30-Apr-83 Spandau Ballet True
    07-May-83 Spandau Ballet True
    14-May-83 The Human League (Keep feeling) Fascination
    21-May-83 The Human League (Keep feeling) Fascination
    28-May-83 Heaven 17 Temptation
    04-Jun-83 Heaven 17 Temptation
    11-Jun-83 The Police Every breath you take
    18-Jun-83 The Police Every breath you take
    25-Jun-83 The Police Every breath you take
    02-Jul-83 The Police Every breath you take
    09-Jul-83 The Police Every breath you take
    16-Jul-83 The Police Every breath you take
    23-Jul-83 The Police Every breath you take
    30-Jul-83 The Police Every breath you take
    06-Aug-83 The Police Every breath you take

    The Number Twos:
    Artist Title Peak

    The Beat I Confess 3 weeks in Jan
    Eddy Grant Electric Avenue 2 weeks in Jan/Feb
    Toto Africa 1 week in Feb
    Orange Juice Rip it up 2 weeks in Mar
    Eurythmics Sweet dreams (are made of this) 1 week in Mar
    Culture Club Church of the poison mind 2 week in Apr
    Yazoo Nobody's diary 1 week in Jun
    Michael Jackson Wanna be startin' somethin' 2 weeks in Jun
    Irene Cara Flashdance...What a feeling 2 weeks in Jul
    The Freeez IOU 3 weeks in Jul
    Michael Jackson Human Nature 1 week in Aug - so far!
     
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  18. Retro-ing the Retrochart:
    What was Number One this week in...

    1980
    THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - Abba
    1981 VISAGE - Visage
    1982 FAME - Irene Cara
     
  19. EG's TOP 40 RETROCHART: Week Ending 6th August 1983

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    EG's Chartdust: Large amounts of people were counting on The Police to take top spot, but Depeche Mode have gazumped them by climbing from #8 to #1. It's the band's first EG Retrochart-topper. As things turned out, Wrapped Around Your Finger couldn't get past the outgoing #1 from Bananarama which manages to slide gently down to #2. Wham!,Thompson Twins and Elvis Costello are the only singles from outside last week's Top 10 to make it into the upper echelon.

    Meanwhile, the Elton John renaissance continues as I'm Still Standing makes a strong debut at #16,on the back of his #2 smash I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues. Jazz-funk maestro Herbie Hancock turns his hand to the new Electro sounds, and looks on course for a smash of his own. Level 42 have been banging on the door for a while, searching for that big breakthrough hit, and The Sun Goes Down might well be the one. Thomas Dolby's US Top 5 success with 1982's She Blinded Me With Science saw the single reactivated in the UK and now it finally cracks the EG Top 40. The movie Flashdance serves up its second hit single, with Michael Sembello's Maniac debuting at 33, as Irene Cara's former Top 3 hit drops out of the top 10.
     
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  20. You say it's spent 9 weeks on top, but I can only count 8?
     
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