Popjustice Retrochart - December 1983 - w/e 17/12/83

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 17/12/83
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01 01 13 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 02 05 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
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06 03 05 Thriller Michael Jackson

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03 03 05 Love Of The Common People Paul Young
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13 05 02 Victims Culture Club
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14 06 06 That's All Genesis
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11 07 04 What Is Love Howard Jones
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09 08 04 Waterfront Simple Minds

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07 06 07 Right By Your Side Eurythmics
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12 10 05 This Charming Man The Smiths
 
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11 16 11 05 Let's Stay Together Tina Turner
12 15 12 07 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes
13 24 13 04 2000 Miles The Pretenders

14 08 08 06 Never Never The Assembly
15 25 15 03 The Way You Are Tears For Fears
16 02 02 10 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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FREEFALLER
17 23 17 03 Club Fantastic Megamix Wham!

18 22 06 11 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
19 20 05 07 Synchronicity II The Police
20 05 01 14 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
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FREEFALLER
21 17 17 05 Solid Bond In Your Heart The Style Council
22 18 08 08 The Love Cats The Cure
23 30 23 03 Running With The Night Lionel Richie
24 10 10 12 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar FREEFALLER
25 27 15 08 Say It Isn't So Hall & Oates
26 19 18 07 Only For Love Limahl
27 52 27 02 Cold As Christmas Elton John
28 26 23 07 Calling Your Name Marilyn
29 32 29 03 Only You Flying Pickets
30 29 03 08 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
31 31 31 03 That's Love, That It Is Blancmange
32 37 32 11 Tell Her About It Billy Joel

33 28 17 17 Oblivious Aztec Camera
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34 34 34 03 Move Over Darling Tracey Ullman
35 21 11 07 Twist Of Fate Olivia Newton-John
36 33 06 16 New Song Howard Jones
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37 36 34 06 Street Of Dreams Rainbow
38 35 31 13 Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling
39 41 39 05 Let The Music Play Shannon
40 43 38 04 Rat Rapping Roland Rat
41 50 41 02 Many Rivers To Cross UB40
42 44 42 07 Why Me Irene Cara
43 49 43 02 Holiday Madonna
44 129 44 01 Read 'em And Weep Barry Manilow FEATURED
45 53 45 02 Marguerita Time Status Quo
46 144 46 01 Straight Ahead Kool & The Gang FEATURED
47 --- 47 01 Pipes Of Peace Paul McCartney FEATURED

48 47 26 14 Islands In The Stream Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
49 56 49 03 Joanna Kool & The Gang FEATURED
50 48 19 11 Heart And Soul Huey Lewis & The News
 
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51 57 51 02 Sweet Surrender Rod Stewart
52 130 52 01 No Tengo Dinero Righeira FEATURED
53 58 53 04 Sound Of Goodbye Crystal Gayle

54 42 13 07 The Sun And The Rain Madness
55 45 14 29 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John
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56 40 40 04 Where's My Man Eartha Kitt
57 38 02 22 Everything Counts Depeche Mode
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58 81 58 02 Talking In Your Sleep Romantics
59 55 46 10 Crumblin Down John Cougar Mellencamp
60 68 60 03 Rules Of The Game Bucks Fizz
61 64 04 15 Gold Spandau Ballet
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62 63 62 04 I Like Men Without Hats
63 79 63 03 The Vow Toyah FEATURED
64 87 64 02 Sign Of Fire Fixx FEATURED
65 76 65 06 Stay With Me Tonight Jeffrey Osbourne
66 78 66 06 Ain't Nobody Rufus & Chaka Khan
67 89 67 03 I Still Can't Get Over Loving You Ray Parker Jr. FEATURED

68 60 54 12 Suddenly Last Summer Motels
69 74 69 08 Almost Over You Sheena Easton
70 84 70 04 Talk About The Passion REM FEATURED

71 66 03 22 Mirror Man Human League
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72 106 72 01 Jingle Bell Rock Hall & Oates FEATURED
73 115 73 01 My Oh My Slade FEATURED
74 105 46 06 In A Big Country Big Country

75 95 29 18 Promises Promises Naked Eyes
76 73 60 10 Masquerade Berlin
77 39 19 06 Thank You For The Music ABBA
78 --- 78 01 Let's Pretend We're Married Prince
79 71 70 05 Working With Fire And Steel China Crisis
80 46 36 04 Please Don't Fall In Love Cliff Richard
81 109 81 01 In The Mood Robert Plant
82 133 82 01 Remember The Night Motels

83 98 83 04 Boys In Town Divinyls

84 93 43 07 Cry Just A Little Bit Shakin Stevens
85 122 85 01 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder
86 92 52 12 Burning Up Madonna
87 61 61 03 Invisible Hands Kim Carnes
88 125 88 01 Standing In The Shadows Of Love France Joli
89 134 89 01 Problematic Five Star

90 107 72 09 One Thing Leads To Another Fixx
91 140 91 01 Blue World The Moody Blues

92 83 44 17 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) Sheena Easton
93 113 50 05 Dancing In The Dark Kim Wilde
94 123 94 01 Temple Of Love Sisters Of Mercy
95 135 95 01 Bark At The Moon Ozzy Osbourne
96 118 96 01 Listen To The Radio (Atmospherics) Tom Robinson
97 148 97 01 Send Me An Angel Real Life

98 136 34 05 Undercover Of The Night Rolling Stones
99 138 82 03 In Your Eyes George Benson
100 126 08 11 They Don't Know Tracey Ullman

 
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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
07/05/83 Beat It Michael Jackson 374
14/05/83 Beat It Michael Jackson 372
21/05/83 Let's Dance David Bowie 395
28/05/83 Let's Dance David Bowie 365
04/06/83 Family Man Hall & Oates 361
11/06/83 Every Breath You Take The Police 462
18/06/83 Every Breath You Take The Police 469
25/06/83 Every Breath You Take The Police 473
02/07/83 Every Breath You Take The Police 478
09/07/83 Flashdance… What A Feeling! Irene Cara 494
16/07/83 Flashdance… What A Feeling! Irene Cara 490
23/07/83 Flashdance… What A Feeling! Irene Cara 477
30/07/83 Flashdance… What A Feeling! Irene Cara 455
06/08/83 Every Breath You Take The Police 431
13/08/83 Every Breath You Take The Police 414
20/08/83 Every Breath You Take The Police 349
27/08/83 The First Picture Of You The Lotus Eaters 342
03/09/83 The First Picture Of You The Lotus Eaters 325
10/09/83 Mama Genesis 354
17/09/83 Mama Genesis 368
24/09/83 Mama Genesis 372
01/10/83 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 376
08/10/83 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 377
15/10/83 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 377
22/10/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 449
29/10/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 455
05/11/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 467
12/11/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 468
19/11/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 468
26/11/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 435
03/12/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 414
10/12/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 392
17/12/83 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 306

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ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

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4 David Bowie (including 1 with Queen)
3 Blondie
3 The Jam
3 ABBA
3 Michael Jackson
3 Hall & Oates
3 Queen
(including 1 with David Bowie)
2 John Lennon
2 Human League
2 Kim Wilde
2 ABC
2 Phil Collins
2 The Police
2 Culture Club


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MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE BY ARTIST:
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13 Michael Jackson
12 The Police
12 David Bowie
(including 3 with Queen)
10 ABBA
9 Kim Carnes
9 Lionel Richie
8 Human League
8 Kim Wilde
7 Blondie
7 Ultravox
7 ABC
7 Survivor
7 The Jam
7 Phil Collins
7 Hall & Oates
7 Queen
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MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE BY RECORD:

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9 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes July 1981
9 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie Oct 1983
7 Vienna Ultravox March 1981
7 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor Aug 1982
7 Every Breath You Take The Police Jun 1983
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
5 Beat It Michael Jackson Apr 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
4 Flashdance… What A Feeling! Irene Cara Jul 1983
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 17/12/83

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01 01 09 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 01 08 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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04 02 11 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
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03 02 07 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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05 01 13 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
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06 06 05 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
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08 08 03 Say It Isn't So Hall & Oates
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07 06 04 Undercover Of The Night The Rolling Stones

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UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 w/e 17/12/83

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01 01 04 Only You Flying Pickets 108,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 02 05 Love Of The Common People Paul Young 91,000

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05 03 05 My Oh My Slade 65,000
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11 04 02 Victims Culture Club
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04 04 05 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins 59,000
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06 06 05 Let's Stay Together Tina Turner 55,000

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09 07 04 Please Don't Fall In Love Cliff Richard
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22 08 02 Tell Her About It Billy Joel 47,000

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08 08 03 Move Over Darling Tracey Ullman 46,000

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03 01 10 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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The Flying Pickets triumph for a second week today with "Only You" but worryingly for them the song hasn't exploded sales wise at the top experiencing a modest 31% increase to 108,000 copies and an overall total of 238,000 which would indicate that it is unlikely to end the year in the top 10 best sellers with just 3 weeks left of 1983. Paul Young remains in the runner up spot on a slightly improved sale of 91,000 after a TOTP performance which takes "Love Of The Common People" to 353,000 as he chases a personal best currently held by "Wherever I Lay My Hat" (naturally) on 532,000. Next week will be the announcement of the Christmas No 1 as the week after (w/e 31/12/83 will be a frozen chart as Gallup are unsure how much data they will collect, given the holiday season, and that it might not to produce a representative chart as many stores will be closed, however for they promise that any data collected will be added to the yearly tallies for the singles for the first time!

Right on Queue the bookies favourite for No 1 next week arrives 11-4 this week, Culture Club's "Victims". It is of course the follow up to the year's biggest seller "Karma Chameleon" and also features on the massive selling "Colour By Numbers" which hasn't left the top 10 since it was released 9 weeks ago and is currently at No 3 which is the only factor which may count against it. Confusingly the b-side is called "Colour By Numbers" as well though it isn't on the album, it will have to rapidly increase sales this week as it sold just 61,000 copies last week- can it do it? Nevertheless it's the groups fifth top 5 smash in a row and certainly as far as 1983 goes they can do no wrong it seems.

Billy Joel can celebrate this week as he grabs two hits in the top 10, the outgoing No 1 "Uptown Girl" slides 3-10 (43,000) taking that song well over the 800,000 mark, but the re-issued "Tell Her About It" rockets 22-8 (47,000). The promo video for the track is a spoof of the "Ed Sullivan Show" a major US chat show in the 50s/60s and helps to recreate the Motown- esque feel to the track assisted by the legendary Phil Ramone on production duties, the whole package made No 1 stateside back in September and may be one to keep an eye on in January if Phil Collins's remake last December is anything to go on!

Also lining up for the Christmas push are Slade who press 5-3 (65,000) and will doubtless benefit from TOTP this week, The Thompson Twins also get a slight sales bounce but fall 4-5 (59,000), Cliff Richard meanwhile saunters 9-7 (53,000). Tina Turner holds steady at No 6 (55,000) despite a healthy 35% TOTP boost in sales, and rounding off is Tracey Ullman who falls back 8-9 (46,000) with the competition being all too much.

NEXT WEEK: THE BIG ONE!

New Entries

#54 Pipes Of Peace Paul McCartney
#61 Time Frida & B.A. Robertson
#70 Duck For The Oyster Malcolm McLaren
#73 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree The Jets
#78 Crazy Cuts Grandmixer
#80 Hello Mum Adrian Gurvitz
#81 We Are The Boys Rockers
#84 Bird Of Paradise Snowy White
#85 Shake It Up Divine
#87 I Am What I Am Gloria Gaynor
#90 Kenny The Kangaroo Michael Barrymore
#92 A Night In New York Elbow Bones & The Racketeers
#94 I Believe In Father Christmas Greg Lake
#97 My Son J J Barrie
#99 Freebird Lynrd Skynyrd
100 Jesus Loves Us All Renee & Renato


UK Charts
NME Singles Chart Only You Flying Pickets NEW NUMBER ONE

UK Official Indie Singles Chart This Charming Man The Smiths SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart Now That's What I Call Music Various Artists NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 17/12/83

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01 01 10 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 02 08 Say It Isn't So Hall & Oates
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02 01 14 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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03 03 13 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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07 05 07 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
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05 05 13 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
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11 07 07 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes
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06 01 17 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
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12 09 07 Twist Of Fate Olivia Newton-John
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10 10 09 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club

Chart Entries
#50 Middle Of The Road Pretenders
#51 An Innocent Man Billy Joel
#63 Nightbird Stevie Nicks
#80 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
#85 Let's Go Up Diana Ross
#90 Sweetheart Like You Bob Dylan
#91 Let's Pretend We're Married/Irresistible Bitch Prince
#95 Electric Kingdom Twilight 22


US Charts

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Billboard Magazine 17/12/83
Billboard 200 Albums Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary The Way He Makes Me Feel Barbra Streisand SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Talking In Your Sleep The Romantics SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Time Will Reveal DeBarge SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 17/12/83

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03 01 09 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 13 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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02 01 14 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
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05 04 10 Tonight I Celebrate My Love Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
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04 04 11 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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10 06 10 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
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11 07 08 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club
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06 03 16 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) Sheena Easton
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09 09 09 Crumblin' Down John Cougar Mellencamp
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13 10 07 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran

Chart Entries
#42 Scatterlings Of Africa Jaluka
#46 Talking In Your Sleep Romantics
#49 The Curly Shuffle Knuckleheads


Canada Charts
RPM Magazine 17/12/83
Canadian Album Chart Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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The Australian Countdown Chart Top 50 w/e 18/12/83

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04 01 09 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 06 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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08 03 05 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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02 02 10 Red Red Wine UB40
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03 01 10 Reckless Australian Crawl
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05 05 07 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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06 01 12 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
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07 03 12 Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band
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09 04 07 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
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10 07 09 Modern Love David Bowie

Chart Entries
#37 In A Big Country Big Country
#41 Original Sin INXS
#49 Only Thinking Mi-Sex
#50 Cut The Talking The Dugites


Top 100 Entries
#78 That Day… Is Coming Sooner Goanna
#84 Lick It Up Kiss
#95 Bon Voyage Little Heroes
#99 Puss 'N' Boots Adam Ant


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Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 100 18/12/83
ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Countdown Album Chart 1983 Summer Breaks Various Artists THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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December 17, 1983
# Artist - Song - Last Week - (Weeks Charted)

1. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate 2 (7)
2. Rainbow - Street Of Dreams 3 (7)
3. Peter Schilling - Major Tom 7 (13)
4. Men Without Hats - I Like 5(6)
5. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say 9 (10)
6. Irene Cara - Why Me? 4 (9)
7. Crystal Gayle - Sound Of Goodbye 8 (7)
8. Spandau Ballet - Gold 16(5)
9. Fixx - Sign Of Fire 18 (4)
10. Jeffrey Osbourne - Stay With Me Tonight 12 (10)
11. Rufus w/ Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody 13 (12)
12. Police - Synchronicity 14(7)
13. Ray Parker Jr. - I Still Can't Get Over Loving You 19 (6)
14. Motels - Suddenly Last Summer 1 (16)
15. Lionel Richie - All Night long 10 (14)
16. Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake 17(7)
17. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So 20 (8)
18. Human League - Mirror Man 6 (15)
19. Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart 21(7)
20. Big Country - In A Big Country 27(9)
21. Naked Eyes - When The Lights Go Out 22 (9)
22. Berlin - Masquerade 11 (13)
23. Elton John - I Guess that's Why They Call It The Blues 25(8)
24. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield 30 (12)
25. Robert Plant - In The Mood 28(5)
26. Motels - Remember The night 37(3)
27. Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride 32 (11)
28. France Joli- Standing In The Shadows Of Love 33(4)
29. Kool & the Gang - Joanna 36(6)
30. Lionel Richie - Running With The Night 40(4)
31. Barry Manilow - Read 'em and weep 35(5)
32. Moody Blues - Blue World 39(6)
33. Sheena Easton - Telefone 15 (18)
34. Huey Lewis & the News - Heart And Soul 34 (14)
35. Genesis - That's All 44 (4)
36. Real Life - Send Me An Angel 46(6)
37. Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night 38(6)
38. Shannon - Let The Music Play 43(6)
39. Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep 42(10)
40. Irene Cara - the Dream 62(2)
41. Saga - the Flyer 45(4)
42. John Cougar Mellancamp - Crumblin' Down 41(10)
43. Madonna - Holiday 51 (8)
44. Deborah Allen - Baby I Lied 47 (10)
45. Industry - State Of The Nation 53(5)
46. Style Council - Long Hot Summer 52(8)
47. Earth, Wind & Fire - Magnetic 48(6)
48. Depeche Mode - Everything Counts 50(4)
49. Jo Boxers - Just Got Lucky 29 (14)
50. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart 23 (23)
51. E.L.O. - Stranger 54 (5)
52. Pretenders - Middle Of The Road <(1)
53. Heaven 17 - Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry 55(7)
54. Dolly Dots - Don't Give Up 66(3)
55. Re-Flex -Politics Of Dancing 77(4)
56. Aldo Nova -Always Be Mine 93(2)
57. Nena - 99 Luftballoons 92(2)
58. Juice Newton - Dirty Looks 59(6)
59. Billy Joel -Uptown Girl 61 (11)
60. Assembly - Never, Never 60(4)
61. Rick Springfield - Souls 56(8)
62. Care - Flaming Sword 64(4)
63. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place 67(4)
64. Flying Pickets - Only You 65(4)
65. New Order - Confusion 26(8)
66. ABC - That Was Then... 68(6)
67. Style Council - Solid Bond Around Your Heart 63(4)
68. Bucks Fizz -Rules Of The Game 72(4)
69. Louise Mandrell - Runaway Heart 74(3)
70. 38 Special - If I'd Been The One 78 (6)
71. Agnetha Faltskog - Can't Shake Loose 31 (17)
72. Stevie Nicks - Nightbird <(1)
73. Toyah - Vow 79(4)
74. Asia - Smile has Left Your Eyes 24 (10)
75. Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All 73(21)
76. Paul Rodgers - Cut Loose 71(4)
77. Yello - Lost Again 75(4)
78. S.O.S. Band - Tell Me If You Still Care 80(5)
79. Alan Parsons Project - You Don't Believe 91 (5)
80. Kim Carnes - Invisible Hands 49(10)
81. Atlantic Starr - Touch A Four Leaf Clover 96(2)
82. Bonnie Tyler - Take Me Back 88(3)
83. Blancmange - That's Love, This It Is 84(4)
84. Debarge - Time Will Reveal 82 (6)
85. Freez - Pop Goes My Love 95(3)
86. Barbara Mandrell -One Of A Kind , Pair Of Fools 85(3)
87. Echo & the Bunnymen - Never Stop 87(10)
88. Rodney Dangerfield - Rappin' Rodney 89(3)
89. Joe Jackson - Memphis 90(4)
90. Culture Club - Karma Chameleon 94(2)
91. Streets - If Love Should Go 86(3)
92. John Cougar Mellancamp - Pink Houses 99(2)
93. Sheena Easton - Almost Over You 97(2)
94. Dolly Parton - Save The Last Dance For Me 98(2)
95. James Ingram & Michael McDonald - Ya Mo B There <(1)
96. Billy Joel - An Innocent Man <(1)
97. ABC - Love's A Dangerous Game <(1)
98. Grandmaster Melle Mel - White Lines <(1)
99. Carly Simon - You Know What To Do 69 (11)
100. Christopher Cross - Think Of Laura <(1)
dropouts
Lisa Price - Can't Hold On Forever
Melissa Manchester - No One Can Love You More
One Two Three - Another Knife In My Back
Pointer Sisters - I Need You
Madness - Sun And The Rain
Fixx - One thing Leads To Another
Journey - Send her My Love
 
Suddenly Last Summer after seven weeks in a row at number one, falls off a cliff this week down 13 spots to #14 the largest fall from #1 ever! The New #1 is Olivia Newton John with Twist Of Fate.
 
As promised - some catching up to do.
Let's look at this week's Makers and Shakers:

Number 49 - new entry for Divine and "Shake it up":
 
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