Popjustice Retrochart - January 1980 - w/e 19/01/80

19/01/80 Singles Charts - What is the hottest song of the week?

  • Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille

  • Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

  • I Don't Want To Talk About It - Rod Stewart

  • I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince

  • I'm In The Mood For Dancing - The Nolans

  • Living By Number - New Musik

  • Sara - Fleetwood Mac

  • Too Hot - Kool & The Gang

  • We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard

  • We Got The Funk - Positive Force


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The Chart

- This is a retrochart which commenced week ending 5 January 1980.

- Post in the thread each week or start a new conversation with me with your top 10/20/100 songs.

- You can still vote in the weekly poll if you don't feel able to submit a chart!

- Each week I will post a list of new entries and releases that are eligible to chart and links to international charts (click on the flag / icon or title for the hyperlink).

- The list will not be exhaustive and you are free to add any more obscure songs on your personal list released up to that date or songs contemporaneously charting on international charts. If you do I would appreciate any links to evidence the release date or chart history to update the archive.

- You are free to use your own personal charts from the time (if you have them) or create an updated list for this chart.

- Please rank your songs from your favourite downwards. (eg #1 down to #100). Your #1 gets 100 points, #2 gets 99 points etc

- The weekly PJOPS Retrochart is compiled from accumulated points each week.

- It would be fantastic if you could regularly contribute lists but understandably there may be weeks you can not. If someone fails to contribute towards a weekly chart their previous week’s choices will be frozen and contribute to the chart but the points will be halved. This is to prevent wild fluctuations in chart positions depending on contributions.

- There are no tied positions and in the event of a points tie the song gaining most points or losing fewer points will chart higher.

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The Popjustice Retrochart w/e 19/01/80

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Brass In Pocket The Pretenders SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 03 Union City Blue Blondie
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04 03 03 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand

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03 01 03 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd
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05 02 03 I Have A Dream ABBA
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07 06 03 Tears Of A Clown The Beat

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06 04 03 London Calling The Clash
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10 07 03 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
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14 09 03 Sara Fleetwood Mac
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11 10 03 My Girl Madness


…and the rest...
11 08 06 03 Walking On The Moon The Police
12 09 09 03 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
13 12 11 03 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
14 16 14 03 Rock With You Michael Jackson
15 13 12 03 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists
16 24 16 03 On The Radio Donna Summer
17 98 17 03 It's Different For Girls Joe Jackson HIGHEST CLIMBER
18 20 18 03 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
19 27 19 03 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
20 17 09 03 Off The Wall Michael Jackson
21 40 21 02 Lost In Music Sister Sledge
22 18 14 03 John I'm Only Dancing (Again) David Bowie
23 22 17 03 The Eton Rifles The Jam
24 15 15 03 Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles
25 29 25 03 I Wanna Hold Your Hand Dollar
26 19 15 03 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
27 67 27 02 I Hear You Now Jon & Vangelis
28 32 28 03 Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band

29 25 25 03 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
30 36 30 02 Rock Lobster B-52s
31 37 24 03 Message In A Bottle The Police
32 39 27 03 My Feet Keep Dancing Chic

33 21 13 03 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
34 64 34 03 Bad Girls Donna Summer
35 59 35 02 California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys

36 26 26 03 Le Banana Split Lio
37 31 31 03 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan Marianne Faithfull
38 34 34 03 I Was Made For Lovin' You KISS
39 30 30 02 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
40 42 40 03 7 Teen Regents
41 ne 41 01 We Got The Funk Positive Force HIGHEST CLIMBER INTO TOP 100
42 41 28 03 Spacer Sheila & B. Devotion
43 38 38 03 Transmission Joy Division
44 23 18 03 One Step Beyond Madness
45 44 44 02 Cars Gary Numan
46 51 40 03 Damaged Goods Gang Of Four
47 53 44 03 Bela Lugosi's Dead Bauhaus
48 55 46 03 Life During Wartime Talking Heads
49 63 49 03 Dreaming Blondie
50 68 50 02 The Second Time Around Shalamar
51 58 47 03 Confusion / Last Train To London E.L.O.
52 72 52 02 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
53 66 53 03 Bomber Motorhead

54 28 28 02 Oh Susie Secret Service
55 71 55 03 Dream Police Cheap Trick
56 78 56 02 Better Love Next Time Dr Hook
57 73 57 03 Blue Peter Mike Oldfield
58 62 51 03 Is It Love You're After Rose Royce
59 81 59 02 Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
60 75 48 03 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard

61 ne 61 01 Heartache Tonight Eagles **HIGHEST NEW ENTRY**
62 82 62 02 Wait For Me Hall & Oates
63 70 55 03 Nights In White SatinThe Moody Blues

64 ne 64 01 Rowcha Rumble The Fall
65 77 62 03 Working My Way Back To You The Spinners
66 83 59 03 Love Pains Yvonne Elliman
67 84 64 03 Green Onions Booker T & The MG's
68 87 66 03 Soldier Solider Spizzenergi

69 ne 69 01 Spirits (Having Flown) Bee Gees
70 88 69 03 Des Laids, Des Laids Serge Gainsbourg
71 ne 71 01 Babe Styx
72 85 72 03 It's My House Diana Ross
73 90 73 02 Since You Been Gone Rainbow

74 ne 74 01 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes
75 ne 75 01 Typical Girls The Slits

76 91 73 03 On Your Knees Grace Jones
77 43 26 03 Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
78 35 22 03 Complex Gary Numan
79 ne 79 01 Victim Of Love Elton John
80 80 23 03 Living On An Island Status Quo
81 96 80 03 Dim All The Lights Donna Summer

82 ne 82 01 Don't Let Go Isaac Hayes
83 95 83 03 When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman Dr. Hook
84 97 83 03 On My Radio The Selecter

85 ne 85 01 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
86 ne 86 01 I Need A Lover John Cougar
87 ne 87 01 I Don't Want To Talk About It Rod Stewart

88 99 88 02 I'm The Man Joe Jackson
89 ne 89 01 The Letter Amii Stewart
90 45 31 03 Back To Nature Fad Gadget
91 46 36 03 Aurora B. Chrisma
92 47 34 03 Empire State Human Human League
93 49 45 03 Quiet Life Japan
94 50 39 03 Tar Visage
95 52 52 02 Bobby Brown Goes Down Frank Zappa
96 54 54 02 Human Fly The Cramps
97 33 33 03 Harmony In My Head Buzzcocks
98 56 41 03 Map Ref 41 N 93 W Wire
99 57 57 02 Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
100 60 19 03 Boys Don't Cry The Cure


This week's #1s around the world

Australia Kent Music Report Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (7th week)
Europe Europarade I Have A Dream ABBA (1st week)
France IFOP Video Killed The Radio Star Buggles (10th week)
Germany Media Control Top 100 Singles Sun Of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band (1st week)
UK BMRB Top 75 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (1st week)
US Billboard Hot 100 Rock With You Michael Jackson (1st week)
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Relight My Fire Dan Hartman (2nd week)
Canada RPM Top Singles Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes (2nd week)

This week's #1s
@2014 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand (3rd week)
@Eric Generic Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (2nd week)
@Hairycub1969 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders (2nd week)
@phoenix123 Off The Wall Michael Jackson (2nd Week)
@Russron California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys (1st week)

Last week's #1s

@KamikazeHeart Oh Susie Secret Service
@nnnumb Back To Nature Fad Gadget (2nd week)

BMRB UK Top 75
Billboard Top 100
French Top 40 Airplay
Canadian Top 100
Swedish Top 20


New in the UK for 19/01/80

Too Hot Kool & The Gang #41
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince #44 retrochart #27
Got To Love Somebody Sister Sledge #47
Buzz Buzz A Diddle It Matchbox #50
Living By Numbers New Musik #52
Strange Little Girl Sad Cafe #53
Wonderland Commodores #54
Rotation Herb Alpert #57
The Letter / Paradise Bird Amii Stewart #58
Dance Stance Dexy's Midnight Runners #60
Are You Ready Billy Ocean #61
Mama's Boy Suzi Quatro #64
Caravan Song Barbara Dickson #70

New in the US for 19/01/80
Him Rupert Holmes #72
Too Hot Kool & The Gang #76
When A Man Loves A Woman Bette Midler #80
I Thank You Z.Z. Top #81
I WIsh I Was Eighteen Again George Burns #83
Got To Love Somebody SIster Sledge #85
Back On My Feet Again The Babys #87
Give It All You Got Chuck Mangione #89
I Pledge My Love Peaches & Herb #90
I Don't Want To Be Lonely Dana Valery #93

Bubbling under

Cruisin' Smokey Robinson (06/10/79) climber US #6
Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille (20/10/79) climber US #2
Victim Of Love Elton John (27/10/79) non mover CAN #66
Don't Let Go Isaac Hayes (27/10/79) climber US #20
Don't Drop My Love Anita Ward (03/11/79) climber FRA #17
Jealousy Amii Stewart (03/11/79) climber CAN #79
Deja Vu Dionne Warwick (10/11/79) climber US #27
Send One Your Love Stevie Wonder (10/11/79) down US #5
Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers (17/11/79) climber US #4
My Simple Heart The Three Degrees (24/11/79) non mover UK #10
Don't Do Me Like That Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (17/11/79) climber CAN #13 US #17
The Long Run The Eagles (08/12/79) climber US #11 CAN #17
Head Games Foreigner (08/12/79) climber CAN #23
With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta Wright (15/12/79) climber UK #11
Heartbreaker Pat Benatar (22/12/79) climber US #54
99 Toto (22/12/79) climber US #55
Can We Still Be Friends Robert Palmer (22/12/79) climber US #61
We Got The Funk Positive Force (22/12/79) climber UK #34 retrochart #102
I Don't Want To Talk About It Rod Stewart (22/12/79) climber US #57
Babe Styx (05/01/80) climber UK #37
Spirits (Having Flown) Bee Gees (05/01/80) climber UK #38
 
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WEEK 3

Global Chart Top 10 w/e 19/01/80


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We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard NEW NUMBER ONE
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03 03 07 Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band
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07 04 05 Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd
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09 05 02 Rock With You Michael Jackson
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04 04 05 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes
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Should be ready to post my top 20 later tonight.

Our PJ Retrochart for w/e 12th Jan 1980 has that "recurrent" feel to it at the moment with lots of artist's late 1979 hits climbing up the charts as well as their latest releases - but I've got a feeling this will change as we progress over the weeks coming ahead!
 
W/e 19th Jan 1980
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1 1 BRASS IN POCKET The Pretenders
2 5 MY GIRL Madness
3 3 TEARS OF A CLOWN The Beat
4 4 PLEASE DON'T GO KC and the Sunshine Band
5 2 WALKING ON THE MOON The Police
6 7 LONDON CALLING The Clash
7 10 ROCK WITH YOU Michael Jackson
8 13 I HEAR YOU NOW Jon and Vengelis
9 6 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU The Tourists
10 16 I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND Dollar
11 14 SPACER Sheila and B Devotion
12 8 UNION CITY BLUE Blondie
13 20 7TEEN The Regents
14 9 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART TWO) Pink Floyd
15 17 BETTER LOVE NEXT TIME Dr Hook
16 11 IS IT LOVE YOU'RE AFTER? Rose Royce
17 19 I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER Prince
18 NEW IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Joe Jackson
19 NEW SARA Fleetwood Mac
20 12 I HAVE A DREAM Abba

Commentary:
The Pretenders are holding steady in peak position for the second week - they have now reached the top on the UK Mainstream chart, but Madness are climbing fast from 5 to 2 leaping over the other "SKA" band The Beat's "Tears of a clown"
Michael Jackson's "Rock with you" is climbing steadily on US import points - the single is officially released in the UK at the beginning of February 1980.
New Wave is always a welcome genre in The Cubster region and The Regents are certainly making an impact as "7teen" is the biggest climber up from 20 to 13.
Two new entries this week - Joe Jackson at 18 and Fleetwood Mac with "Sara" at number 19 - rumour has it that other "regions" have been influential in it's appearance in the top 20 - but sometimes that's how a song generates a strong position in the overall Retro chart!
 
UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 19/01/80

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03 01 10 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 86,000 NEW NUMBER ONE
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11 02 06 With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston & Syreeta 72,000

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07 03 07 Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band 71,000
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14 04 03 My Girl Madness 53,000

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01 01 08 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd 50,000
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02 02 06 I Have A Dream Abba 46,000
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06 06 07 Tears Of A Clown The Beat 36,000
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04 03 05 Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time) Fiddler's Dram 31,000
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05 04 10 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists 26,000
All Change at the top of the charts with the first new No 1 single of the decade which comes in the form of the Pretenders. Chrissie Hynde's boys have had two previous hit "Stop Your Sobbing" and "Kid" both stalled outside the top 30 during last year, a fate which "Brass In Pocket" looked like sharing as it rose 57-48-47-33-30 pre Christmas, however it seemed to catch the public interest as it burst into the Christmas top 10 selling over 200,000 copies during 1979 and this week increases sales to a very respectable (for January) 86,000 copies this week taking the tally to 356,000 as it reaches the No 1 spot, could it end up a million seller?

Proving that keeping that top spot won't be a walkover for the Pretenders are Billy Preston and Syreeta who bolt from 11-2 this week with "With You I'm Born Again". The track is taken from the forthcoming film "Fast Break" and is co-penned by David Shire who of course had a hand in the Saturday Night Fever" film soundtrack that you may have lingering in your record collection. The appearance on Top Of the Pops helped the track to leapfrog over KC & Sunshine Band's "Please Don't Go" which looked to have the No 2 position all sewed up, just 1,000 copies separated the pair with sales of 72,000 and 71,000 respectively.

One place beneath KC rests Madness, proving that their last hits ability to make the magic 10 "One Step Beyond" was no one off. "My Girl" becomes both their fastest rising hit and now highest peaking as it sprints to No 4 on sales of 53,000. It's the third release from the "nutty boys" all of which are available on their debut album which saw the light of day back in October. Band member Mike Barson wrote the song about his girlfriend in case you were curious- wonder if she's forgiven him?

Also powering up the charts at No 6 are the Nolans, improving considerably on the No 33 peak of "Spirit, Body and Soul" last November. Since that hit one Nolan has recently left the band (Anne) and been replaced by another (Coleen) full time and changed their name from the Nolan Sisters. Of course the act have been staple on the TV for last few years after debuting on Cliff Richard's show "Stuck On You" and have supported the likes of Englebert Humperdink and Frank Sinatra and failed in last years "A song for Europe" losing out to Black Lace. They finally get a hit today with "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" with sales of 49,000.

Elsewhere in the top 10 Pink Floyd finally give up the top spot after 5 weeks sliding 1-5 (50,000), Abba fall further moving 2-7 (46,000) The Beat collapse 6-8 (36,000), Fiddler's Dram fall 4-9 (31,000) and The Tourists just hang in there 5-10 (26,000).

https://forum.popjustice.com/threads/80s-week-by-week-top-10-sales-1980-1981.31536/page-2

New Entries
#41 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
#44 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
#47 Got To Love Somebody Sister Sledge
#50 Buzz Buzz A Diddle It Matchbox
#52 Living By Numbers New Musik
#53 Strange Little Girl Sad Café
#54 Wonderland The Commodores
#57 Rotation Herb Alpert
#58 Paradise Bird / The Letter Amii Stewart
#60 Dance Stance Dexy's Midnight Runners
#61 Are You Ready? Billy Ocean
#64 Mama's Boy Suzi Quatro
#70 Caravan Song Barbara Dickson


UK Charts
NME Singles Chart Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

UK Official Indie Singles Chart N/A
UK Official Album Chart Greatest Hits, Volume 2 ABBA NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 19/01/80

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02 01 12 Rock With You Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE
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03 02 14 Do That To Me One More Time Captain & Tennille
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01 01 14 Escape Rupert Holmes
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07 04 10 Coward Of The Country Kenny Rogers
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04 04 12 Send One Your Love Stevie Wonder
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12 06 16 Cruisin' Smokey Robinson
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09 07 14 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
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08 08 16 Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
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05 01 22 Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band
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11 10 14 Cool Change Little River Band

Chart Entries
#72 Him Rupert Holmes
#76 Too Hot Kool and the Gang
#77 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd
#80 When A Man Loves A Woman Bette Midler
#81 I Thank You ZZ Top
#83 I Wish I Was Eighteen Again George Burns
#85 Got To Love Somebody Sister Sledge
#87 Back On My Feet Again Babys
#89 Give It All You Got Chuck Mangione
#90 I Pledge My Love Peaches and Herb
#93 I Don't Want To Be Lonely Dana Valery

US Charts

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Billboard Magazine 19/01/80
Billboard 200 Albums The Wall Pink Floyd NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary Deja Vu Dionne Warwick NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Vertigo / Relight My Fire / Free Ride Dan Hartman SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Rock With You Michael Jackson THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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My 3rd week;

01 01 01 03 Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
02 03 02 03 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
03 07 03 02 Donna Summer - On The Radio [NEW]
04 08 04 03 Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
05 04 04 03 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star

06 02 02 03 Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
07 05 03 03 Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin’ You
08 06 06 02 The Police - Message In A Bottle
09 10 09 03 Michael Jackson - Rock With You
10 16 10 03 Fleetwood Mac - Sara

11 09 07 03 Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
12 12 12 03 Donna Summer - Bad Girls
13 11 08 03 ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme
14 13 13 03 The Nolans - I’m In The Mood For Dancing
15 15 09 03 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

16 00 16 01 Sugarhill Gang - Rapper’s Delight [NEW]
17 19 17 02 Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
18 00 18 01 Eagles - Heartache Tonight [NEW]
19 14 11 03 The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
20 17 14 03 The Spinners - Working My Way Back To You


The Donna/Barbra collar still reigns supreme, but Brass In Pocket and I Wanna Be Your Lover continue to climb up to prepare to threaten them in the upcoming weeks. New entries for polar opposites Sugarhill Gang and Eagles too in the bottom fifth of my top 20.
 
JANUARY 19TH 1980:

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1 1 10 BRASS IN POCKET The Pretenders
2 2 5 SARA Fleetwood Mac
3 4 6 LONDON CALLING The Clash
4 5 9 OFF THE WALL Michael Jackson
5 14 3 I'M IN THE MOOD FOR DANCING Nolans
6 3 8 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PT.2 Pink Floyd
7 20 2 MY GIRL Madness
8 7 8 WALKING ON THE MOON The Police
9 6 9 UNION CITY BLUE Blondie
10 10 6 JOHN I'M ONLY DANCING (AGAIN) David Bowie
11 13 9 I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND Dollar
12 9 10 CONFUSION / LAST TRAIN TO LONDON E.L.O.
13 - 1 IT'S DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS Joe Jackson
14 11 12 NO MORE TEARS Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
15 15 7 BLUE PETER Mike Oldfield
16 8 8 WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME Paul McCartney
17 - 1 I HEAR YOU NOW Jon & Vangelis
18 24 7 TEARS OF A CLOWN The Beat
19 17 6 I HAVE A DREAM ABBA
20 12 8 RAPPER'S DELIGHT Sugarhill Gang
21 16 11 I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU Tourists
22 28 2 PLEASE DON'T GO K.C. & The Sunshine Band
23 - 1 SPIRITS (HAVING FLOWN) Bee Gees
24 - 1 BABE Styx
25 21 9 IT'S MY HOUSE Diana Ross
26 23 7 MY FEET KEEP DANCING Chic
27 - 1 ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG) Rupert Holmes
28 19 9 COMPLEX Gary Numan
29 18 9 LIVING ON AN ISLAND Status Quo
30 22 12 THE ETON RIFLES The Jam

The post-Christmas clearout begins in earnest, with five newcomers and two major climbers in the top 10. The Pretenders hold off Fleetwood Mac for a second week, but how much longer can they continue?
 
Sara is my 2nd favourite song/record of all-time. I feel at peace whenever I hear it, there's something very magical about the melody, the atmosphere, and the way it's been produced.

By rights it ought to have debuted at my #1 and stayed there for the whole of 1980....
 
Canadian Singles Chart Top 100 w/e 19/01/80

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13 03 06 Don't Do Me Like That Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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16 10 06 Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang

Chart Entries
#78 I Don't Want To Talk About It Rod Stewart
#86 Don't Ya Hide It Stonebolt
#88 Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
#92 Goodbye LA Bob Segar
#94 I Can't Help Myself Bonnie Pointer
#98 99 Toto


Canada Charts
Canadian Album Chart Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol 2 Barbra Streisand NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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The Australian Countdown Chart Top 100 w/e 20/01/80

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02 02 09 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
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03 01 13 Computer Games Mi-Sex
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06 04 07 Babe Styx
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04 04 11 Sure Know Something Kiss
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05 05 12 Dream Police Cheap Trick
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09 08 08 Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) ABBA
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07 03 15 Tusk Fleetwood Mac
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08 08 11 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand

Chart Entries
#41 Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love Lobo
#42 Dreaming My Dreams With You Colleen Hewett


Top 100 Entries
#90 When The Money Runs Out Leo Sayer
#92 Lay Down Beside Me Don Williams
#93 Judas Voyager
#98 Making Plans For Nigel XTC
#99 $60 Duck Lewie Wickham
100 Fins Jimmy Buffett


Australian Charts
ARIA Singles Top 100 20/01/80 (blog courtesy of @SmashHitter)
Australian Album Chart ELO's Greatest Hits ELO SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Everytime I see Sara listed I keep singing the Starship song!

Love your commentary Cubster!

You are welcome to do an Alan Jones style commentary of the weekly retrocharts if you want!

My top 2 favourite songs of all time both only had 6 week runs at #1 because they were released in such competitive years (89/90).

I wish it was 2025 and we were getting started on the 1989 retrochart! Classic year!
 
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Retrochart w/e 19 January 1980
01 (01) 01 03 Off The Wall Michael Jackson **SECOND WEEK AT #1**
02 (03) 02 03 I Only Want To Be With You The Tourists

03 (02) 02 03 I Have A Dream ABBA
04 (07) 04 03 London Calling The Clash
05 (09) 05 03 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders
06 (08) 06 03 Union City Blue Blondie
07 (11) 07 03 Rock With You Michael Jackson

08 (05) 05 03 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
09 (04) 01 03 Relight My Fire Dan Hartman
10 (06) 06 03 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
11 (10) 10 03 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
12 (13) 12 03 The Second Time Around Shalamar
13 (14) 13 03 Do You Love What You Feel Chaka Khan
14 (21) 14 02 My Girl Madness **HIGHEST CLIMBER**

15 (12) 12 03 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
16 (15) 10 03 Tears Of A Clown The Beat
17 (20) 17 03 Another Brick In The Wall Part II Pink Floyd

18 (16) 07 03 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
19 (18) 18 03 Wait For Me Hall & Oates
20 (22) 20 03 I'm In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
21 (19) 12 03 Love Pains Yvonne Elliman
22 (17) 13 03 The Eton Rifles The Jam
23 (28) 23 03 Street Life The Crusaders & Randy Crawford
24 (29) 24 03 Rock Lobster B-52s

25 (23) 11 03 Walking On The Moon The Police
26 (ne) 26 01 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince **HIGHEST NEW ENTRY**
27 (25) 25 03 Since You Been Gone Rainbow
28 (26) 20 03 Ladies Night Kool & The Gang
29 (33) 29 03 Victim Of Love Elton John
30 (27) 26 03 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
31 (ne) 31 01 On The Radio Donna Summer
32 (34) 32 03 Lost In Music Sister Sledge
33 (24) 24 03 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
34 (30) 29 03 When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman Dr. Hook
35 (ne) 35 01 Too Hot Kool & The Gang
36 (35) 33 03 I Need A Lover John Cougar
37 (39) 37 03 I Don't Want To Talk About It Rod Stewart
38 (36) 36 03 We Got The Funk Positive Force
39 (38) 37 03 Bad Girls Donna Summer
40 (ne) 40 01 Different For Girls Joe Jackson
 
Straight to number one! Such is the impact of Dead Kennedys after nnnumb found a convenient loophole for me, thanks!

My six-month rule means summer singles from The Flying Lizards, Buzzcocks and The Undertones need to exit left and give way to The Fall, The Slits, Isaac Hayes and Amii Stewart. Suddenly neither of the overall winners are able to keep their last places in the top 40 -- How will Chrissie and the Floyd cope with losing some 60 precious points just like that?...

01 -- ne 01 01 dead kennedys - california über alles (UK autumn '79)
02 -- 01 01 03 michael jackson - don't stop 'til you get enough (aug 10)
03 -- 02 02 03 donna summer - on the radio (nov)
04 -- 04 04 03 lio - le banana split (late '79)
05 -- 05 05 03 gang of four - damaged goods (late '79)
06 -- 06 06 02 bauhaus - bela lugosi's dead (aug 6)
07 -- 07 07 03 talking heads - life during wartime (nov)
08 -- 08 08 03 david bowie - john, i'm only dancing (again) (dec)
09 -- 09 09 02 the b52s - rock lobster (aug 11)
10 -- 10 09 03 abba - gimme gimme gimme (oct 2)
11 -- 11 10 03 blondie - dreaming (sep 14)
12 -- 12 11 03 the beat - tears of a clown (sep)
13 -- 13 12 03 motörhead - bomber (dec)
14 -- 14 13 03 cheap trick - dream police (sep)
15 -- 15 15 02 marianne faithfull - the ballad of lucy jordan (nov)
16 -- 16 14 03 abba - i have a dream (dec 10)
17 -- 17 15 03 donna summer & barbra streisand - no more tears (oct)
18 -- 18 18 02 dave edmunds - crawling from the wreckage (late '79)
19 -- ne 19 01 the fall - rowche rumble (jul 30)
20 -- 19 19 02 dan hartman - relight my fire (late '79)
21 -- 20 16 03 chic - my feet keep dancing (late '79)
22 -- 21 17 03 booker t & the mg's - green onions (re-release dec)
23 -- 22 18 03 spizzenergi - soldier soldier (sep 21)
24 -- 23 19 03 serge gainsbourg - des laids, des laids (aug)
25 -- 24 20 03 the sugarhill gang - rapper's delight (sep 16)
26 -- 25 25 02 sister sledge - lost in music (aug 11)
27 -- ne 27 01 the slits - typical girls (sep 14)
28 -- 26 21 03 grace jones - on your knees (aug)
29 -- 27 22 03 joy division - transmission (oct)
30 -- 30 30 02 gary numan - cars (aug 21)
31 -- 31 25 03 madness - one step beyond (oct 26)
32 -- 32 26 03 donna summer - dim all the lights (aug)
33 -- ne 33 01 isaac hayes - don't let go (oct 27)
34 -- 33 27 03 the police - message in a bottle (sep)
35 -- 34 28 03 the selecter - on my radio (oct 26)
36 -- 35 29 03 the clash - london calling (dec 7)
37 -- 36 30 03 blondie - union city blue (nov)
38 -- 37 37 02 joe jackson - i'm the man (nov 11)
39 -- 38 38 02 positive force - we got the funk (dec 22)
40 -- ne 40 01 amii stewart - the letter (jan '80)
 
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