Popjustice Retrochart - December 1982 - w/e 04/12/82

Number 40 - new entry for Donna Summer and the Patrick Cowley (RIP) remix of "I feel love" - this is going down big time at "Heaven" nightclub in London!:
Number 26 - new entry for Soft Cell who return with "Where the heart is":
"Father never understands when children have the upper hand...."
This week's highest new entry on the UK Mainstream chart is straight in at Number One - however on the HMV Retrochart it enters at Number 22: The Jam and "Beat Surrender":
Number 19 up from 33 go Ultravox and "Hymn" - their second single from their new album called "Quartet" - the video starts off with the ending of their last single "Reap the wild wind" on the big screen!

There's a cover version by Cabllero that was constantly on during my gay sauna days!
Number 10 - it's taken them 6 weeks to reach the top ten (45-34-22-17-13-10) and now Icehouse join INXS and Men at Work their fellow Aussies who both recently reached the HMV Top ten this year!
This is "Great Southern Land":
HMV Retrochart
W/e 5th December 1982
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK

1 1 3 1 MIRROR MAN The Human League 2
2 3 8 2 YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT) Wham! 3
3 4 6 2 MANEATER Hall and Oates 21
4 7 5 4 STATE OF INDEPENDANCE Donna Summer 19
5 9 5 5 WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) A Flock of Seagulls 11
6 2 10 1 MADWORLD Tears For Fears 15
7 15 6 7 LIVING ON THE CEILING Blancmange 7
8 25 2 8 TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART) Culture Club 9
9 12 4 9 RIO Duran Duran 10
10 13 6 10 GREAT SOUTHERN LAND Icehouse N/A
11 6 6 4 SEXUAL HEALING Marvin Gaye 12
12 14 4 11 SOMEONE SOMEWHERE (IN SUMMERTIME) Simple Minds 57
13 5 6 5 LET ME GO Heaven 17 60
14 18 6 14 DON'T CHANGE INXS N/A
15 11 6 10 WHO CAN IT BE NOW Men at Work N/A
16 10 5 7 THE GIRL IS MINE Michael Jackson & Paul Mcartney 24
17 8 8 3 I DON'T WANNA DANCE Eddy Grant 4
18 24 5 18 SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE Thomas Dolby N/A
19 33 2 19 HYMN Ultravox 16
20 21 3 20 THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE Yazoo 14
21 22 6 21 I.G.Y. (WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD) Donald Fagen N/A
22 NEW 1 22 BEAT SURRENDER The Jam 1
23 27 4 23 TALK TALK Talk Talk 23
24 26 6 24 IT'S RAINING AGAIN Supertramp 27
25 37 2 25 FRIENDS Shalamar 25
26 NEW 1 26 WHERE THE HEART IS Soft Cell 32
27 29 4 27 BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Modern Romance 18
28 30 2 28 OUR HOUSE Madness 17
29 23 3 23 YOUTH OF TODAY Musical Youth 13
30 38 3 30 TRULY Lionel Richie 6
31 NEW 1 31 I CONFESS The Beat 71
32 36 2 32 DESPERATE BUT NOT SERIOUS Adam Ant 33
33 40 2 33 IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT Bucks Fizz 37
34 20 7 9 I CAN'T HELP MYSELF Orange Juice N/A
35 16 13 1 DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 30
36 41 3 36 GOING HOME Patrick Cowley N/A
37 28 8 14 OOH LA LA LA (LET'S GO DANCING) Kool and the Gang 28
38 17 7 4 HEARTBREAKER Dionne Warwick 8
39 42 3 39 LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 54
42 31 5 31 STRANGER Shakatak N/A
43 50 2 43 LET'S GO TO BED The Cure 44
44 NEW 1 44 YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE Phil Collins 52
45 48 2 45 THANK YOU The Pale Fountains 48
46 NEW 1 46 BUFFALO GALS Malcolm McLaren 38
47 35 11 1 PASS THE DUTCHIE Musical Youth 73
48 NEW 1 48 LET'S GET THIS STRIAGHT FROM THE START Dexys Midnight Runners 35
50 NEW 1 50 UNCERTAIN SMILE The The 74

It's taken them 8 weeks (49-46-41-40-15-5-3-2) and now Wham! are up to Number two with "Young guns (go for it)" - can they make it to the summit next week?:

The Human League make it two weeks at Number One this week with "Mirror Man":

The Human League make it two weeks at the top with “Mirror Man” – musically their tribute to Motown and Lyrically – is it really about Adam Ant? Talking of Adam Ant – he climbs four places this week from 36 to 32 with “Desperate but not serious” – can he make the top ten? Meanwhile climbing up the top ten this week are Wham!, Hall and Oates (rebounding), Donna Summer, A Flock of Seagulls, Blancmange, Culture Club, Duran Duran and Icehouse. The former Number One from Tears for Fears is the only single going down inside the top ten this week! A very strong top ten!
The longest runner on the HMV Retrochart is “Do you really want to hurt me” by Culture Club which falls to Number 35 after 13 weeks on the HMV Retrochart.
The Jam have announced that they’re splitting up. Their final single “Beat Surrender” enters the mainstream UK Chart at Number One but in the HMV Retrochart it completely misses the top ten and enters at Number 22. Their consolation prize is that they’re still the highest new entry this week!

Next Week could see new entries from:
Kool and the Gang, Abba, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Imagination, The Maisonettes, Dionne Warwick and Rene and Renato – stay tuned!
1982 - The Stats:

The Number Ones:
W/E Artist Title

02-Jan-82 The Human League Don't you want me
09-Jan-82 Dollar Mirror Mirror
16-Jan-82 Dollar Mirror Mirror
23-Jan-82 Kraftwerk The Model
30-Jan-82 Kraftwerk The Model
06-Feb-82 The Men I don't depend on you
13-Feb-82 The Jam A town called Malice
20-Feb-82 The Jam A town called Malice
27-Feb-82 The Jam A town called Malice
06-Mar-82 ABC Posion Arrow
13-Mar-82 ABC Posion Arrow
20-Mar-82 The Associates Party Fears Two
27-Mar-82 The Associates Party Fears Two
03-Apr-82 Dollar Give me back my heart
10-Apr-82 Dollar Give me back my heart
17-Apr-82 Bucks Fizz My camera never lies
24-Apr-82 Bucks Fizz My camera never lies
01-May-82 Elton John Blue eyes
08-May-82 Elton John Blue eyes
15-May-82 Yazoo Only You
22-May-82 Yazoo Only You
29-May-82 Madness The House of fun
05-Jun-82 Madness The House of fun
12-Jun-82 Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes
19-Jun-82 Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes
26-Jun-82 The Associates Club Country
03-Jul-82 The Associates Club Country
10-Jul-82 Irene Cara Fame
17-Jul-82 Irene Cara Fame
24-Jul-82 Irene Cara Fame
31-Jul-82 Irene Cara Fame
07-Aug-82 Irene Cara Fame
14-Aug-82 Yazoo Don't go
21-Aug-82 Yazoo Don't go
28-Aug-82 Duran Duran Save a prayer
04-Sep-82 Duran Duran Save a prayer
11-Sep-82 Duran Duran Save a prayer
18-Sep-82 ABC All of my heart
25-Sep-82 ABC All of my heart
02-Oct-82 ABC All of my heart
09-Oct-82 Musical Youth Pass the dutchie
16-Oct-82 Musical Youth Pass the dutchie
23-Oct-82 Culture Club Do you really want to hurt me
30-Oct-82 Culture Club Do you really want to hurt me
06-Nov-82 Culture Club Do you really want to hurt me
13-Nov-82 Tears For Fears Madworld
20-Nov-82 Tears For Fears Madworld
27-Nov-82 The Human League Mirror Man
04-Dec-82 The Human League Mirror Man

The Number Twos:
Artist Title Peak

Foreigner Waiting for a girl like you 2 weeks in Jan
OMD Maid of Orleans 1 week in Feb
Soft Cell Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 1 week in Feb
Haircut 100 Love plus one 1 week in Mar
Imagination Just an illusion 2 weeks in Mar/Apr
Roxy Music More than this 1 week in Apr
The Beat Save it for later 2 weeks in May
Shalamar A night to remember 2 weeks in Jul
Dollar Videotheque 2 weeks in Jul
Asia Heat of the moment 1 week in Aug
Survivor Eye of the tiger 2 week in Aug/Sep
Shalamar There it is 2 weeks in Sep/Oct
Ultravox Reap the wild wind 2 weeks in Oct
Hall and Oates Maneater 1 week in Nov
Wham! Young guns (go for it) 1 week in Dec - so far
EG's TOP 40 RETROCHART: Week Ending 4th December 1982



EG's Chartdust: They did it; Blancmange finally overcome The Human League to score their first EG Retrochart #1. Whether they manage to remain there for very long is another matter, as Madness surge 11-3, Bucks Fizz climb 13-5, Culture Club waste no time in moving 18-7, and even The Jam's parting shot (Beat Surrender) has an outside chance, debuting at 9.