Popjustice Retrochart - July 1983 - w/e 30/07/83

THE POPJUSTICE RETROCHART
We are taking a trip down memory lane

<< 23/07/83 | The Retrochart Vault | 06/08/83 >>

top100_lit_main_0413.png


Retrochart Top Ten w/e 30/07/83
52389adce34d9487e60ca31f245975cea8756919.jpg

01
185b9aeb2ce1984b507831175a3166cd7aeb443e1ec630444d7fefa2.ico
01 01 15 Flashdance… What A Feeling Irene Cara
medal_platinum.jpg
FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02
185b9aeb2ce1984b507831175a3166cd7aeb443e1ec630444d7fefa2.ico
02 01 10 Every Breath You Take The Police
medal_platinum.jpg

03
185b9aeb2ce1984b507831175a3166cd7aeb443e1ec630444d7fefa2.ico
03 03 09 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
04
black_arrow_up.png
05 04 07 IOU Freeez

05
circle_arrow_down_2.png
04 04 09 Baby Jane Rod Stewart
06
black_arrow_up.png
08 06 05 First Picture Of You Lotus Eaters
07
black_arrow_up.png
09 07 04 Who's That Girl Eurythmics
08
black_arrow_up.png
10 08 07 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Paul Young
09
black_arrow_up.png
11 09 04 Cruel Summer Bananarama

10
circle_arrow_down_2.png
06 03 12 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield
medal_platinum.jpg
 
Last edited:
Retrochart 30/07/83

11 12 11 06 Come Live With Me Heaven 17
12 07 04 07 When We Were Young Bucks Fizz
13 14 13 03 Never Stop Echo & The Bunnymen
14 21 14 02 Everything Counts Depeche Mode
15 15 15 04 The Walk The Cure
16 22 16 02 Wrapped Around Your Finger The Police
17 35 17 03 Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band

18 17 16 05 Double Dutch Malcolm McLaren
19 13 06 10 Wanna Be Startin' Something Michael Jackson
20 --- 20 01 Club Tropicana Wham! HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
21 18 09 08 Dead Giveaway Shalamar
22 24 22 02 Human Nature Michael Jackson
23 20 18 05 It's A Mistake Men At Work
24 23 23 05 Forbidden Colours Sylvian Sakamoto
25 26 23 06 All Night Long Mary Jane Girls
26 28 26 03 After A Fashion Midge Ure & Mike Karn
27 25 25 05 I'll Tumble 4 Ya Culture Club
28 19 15 05 Tantalise Jimmy The Hoover
29 27 27 06 Pieces Of Ice Diana Ross
30 29 29 04 Everyday I Write The Book Elvis Costello & The Attractions
31 45 31 02 The Crown Gary Byrd & The GB Experience
32 31 31 03 Safety Dance Men Without Hats
33 82 33 05 I'm Still Standing Elton John
34 33 19 10 Walk Out To Winter Aztec Camera
35 42 35 02 Right Now The Creatures
36 40 36 03 Promises Promises Naked Eyes

37 32 04 16 Temptation Heaven 17
medal_platinum.jpg

38 136 38 01 Big Log Robert Plant FEATURED
39 142 39 01 Do It Again - Billie Jean (Medley) Clubhouse FEATURED
40 48 40 03 Watching Thompson Twins

41 36 04 14 True Spandau Ballet
medal_platinum.jpg

42 47 42 06 Real World The Bangles
43 56 43 05 Puttin' On The Ritz Taco

44 38 38 02 Love To Stay Altered Images
45 55 45 03 Lawyers In Love Jackson Browne
46 44 44 07 Maniac Michael Sembello
47 49 03 20 Blue Monday New Order
medal_platinum.jpg

48 37 14 14 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John
49 41 11 14 Our Lips Are Sealed Fun Boy Three
50 16 07 08 China Girl David Bowie
 
Last edited:
Retrochart 30/07/83

51 51 02 25 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
medal_platinum.jpg

52 58 52 04 Endlessly John Foxx
53 --- 53 01 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) Level 42 FEATURED

54 52 34 04 Transfer Affection A Flock Of Seagulls
55 60 55 05 Amor Tambien France Gall
56 63 02 19 Our House Madness
medal_platinum.jpg

57 83 14 11 Lady Love Me George Benson
58 85 58 04 The Border America
59 57 35 09 Stand Back Stevie Nicks
60 65 60 04 Cherchez Le Garcon Taxi Girl
61 61 61 08 Come Dancing Kinks

62 62 04 19 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
medal_platinum.jpg

63 72 63 03 Mona Lisa Lio
64 68 22 07 Confusion (Hits Us Everytime) Truth
65 53 42 06 War Baby Tom Robinson
66 70 09 23 Just An Illusion Imagination
medal_platinum.jpg

67 73 67 04 I Like Chopin Gazebo
68 66 55 15 Metro Berlin
69 69 05 15 (Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League
medal_platinum.jpg

70 86 70 03 Au Bout De Mes Reves Jean-Jacques Goldmand FEATURED
71 77 71 05 Juliet Robin Gibb

72 67 60 05 Wonderland XTC
73 195 63 08 Juicy Fruit Mtume
74 --- 33 18 If You Could Read My Mind Viola Wills
medal_platinum.jpg

75 71 03 15 All Of My Heart ABC
medal_platinum.jpg

76 78 76 02 Legal Tender B-52s
77 89 77 02 Ackee 1-2-3 The Beat

78 59 02 15 More Than This Roxy Music
medal_platinum.jpg

79 92 79 03 Stop In The Name Of Love Hollies FEATURED
80 74 57 06 Vivre Ou Survivre Daniel Balavoine
81 90 25 12 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
82 91 05 22 Shy Boy Bananarama
medal_platinum.jpg

83 76 07 14 Don't Talk To Me About Love Altered Images
84 125 84 01 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You Laura Branigan FEATURED
85 81 03 20 Cambodia Kim Wilde
86 98 86 02 Saved By Zero Fixx FEATURED
87 --- 87 01 Amoureux Fous Julie & Herbert Leonard
FEATURED
88 95 88 03 Take Me To Heart Quarterflash
89 99 89 02 Si J'etais Un Homme Diane Tell
90 97 90 03 Coeur De Rocker Julien Clerc

91 94 08 38 Rock The Casbah The Clash
92 102 01 20 Mad World Tears For Fears
medal_platinum.jpg

93 100 93 04 Fraction Too Much Friction Tim Finn
94 50 47 06 Spy Of Love INXS
95 87 02 28 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
medal_platinum.jpg

96 150 87 05 Heart To Heart Kenny Loggins
97 111 97 01 Uniform Icehouse
98 --- 98 01 Bons Baisers D'Ici Alain Chamfort
99 115 99 01 Trouble In Paradise Al Jarreau

100 79 64 06 Le Coup De Folie Thierry Pastor
 
Last edited:
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
snowflake-emoji.png
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
snowflake-emoji.png
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

--------------------------------------------------

ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

davidbowie.jpg

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


--------------------------------------------------

MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE:
v1.bjsxNzEwMDI2O2o7MTg0MjQ7MTIwMDsyMzk2OzIzOTY

13 Michael Jackson
12 David Bowie
(including 3 with Queen)
10 ABBA
9 Kim Carnes
9 The Police
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
(including 3 with David Bowie)

--------------------------------------------------

MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE BY RECORD:

kim-carnes.jpg

9 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes July 1981
7 Vienna Ultravox March 1981
7 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor Aug 1982
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 Every Breath You Take The Police Jun 1983
4 Flashdance… What A Feeling! Irene Cara Jul 1983
 
Last edited:
Week 31

Global Chart Top 10 w/e 30/07/83

01
arrow-point-to-right.png
01 01 11 Flashdance….What A Feeling Irene Cara FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

02
arrow-point-to-right.png
02 02 09 Every Breath You Take The Police
03
arrow-point-to-right.png
03 03 06 Baby Jane Rod Stewart
04
black_arrow_up.png
05 04 06 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
05
circle_arrow_down_2.png
04 04 08 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
06
black_arrow_up.png
09 06 03 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield
07
black_arrow_up.png
10 07 04 China Girl David Bowie

08
black_arrow_up.png
--- 08 01 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer

09
black_arrow_up.png
--- 09 02 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson
10
black_arrow_up.png
--- 05 03 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran
 
Last edited:
UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 w/e 30/07/83

01
arrow-point-to-right.png
01 01 07 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Paul Young 91,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

02
arrow-point-to-right.png
02 02 07 I.O.U. Freeez 80,000
03
black_arrow_up.png
04 03 04 Who's That Girl Eurythmics 48,000
04
black_arrow_up.png
07 04 05 Double Dutch Malcolm Mclaren 48,000
05
black_arrow_up.png
06 05 06
Come Live With Me Heaven 17 43,000
06
black_arrow_up.png
21 06 02 The Crown Gary Byrd 39,000
07
circle_arrow_down_2.png
05 04 10 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield 38,000
08
black_arrow_up.png
14 08 02 Wrapped Around Your Finger The Police 36,000
09
circle_arrow_down_2.png
03 01 09 Baby Jane Rod Stewart 34,000
10
black_arrow_up.png
11 10 04 Cruel Summer Bananarama 30,000
Paul Young holds the top spot easily this week as he accelerates to a sale of 91,000 to bring the total sales of "Wherever I Lay My Hat" to 334,000 as parent album "No Parlez" makes its debut at No 6 rounding a very successful week for the latest heartthrob, and at 27 he certainly took his time reaching that stage

The only track within sight is of course Freeez who are frozen (apologies) out of the top slot despite a sale of 80,000 which is almost double the sale of the Eurythmics who move 4-3 (48,000) and enough for the No 1 spot in three of the last 5 weeks proving that the charts are as much about timing as they are about the song.

Stevie Wonder hasn't been active as a chart force for over a year but he's been under the radar on two top 10 hits in the last few weeks, he played harmonica on Elton's "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" and now has co-written and sings a verse on Gary Byrd & The GB Experience's "The Crown" which arrives 21-6 (39,000). It follows Abba's "Lay All Your Love On Me" into the top 10 as a track which is only available on 12" format in its 10 minute glory, and thematically takes a historical look at evolution! heavy stuff, it speedy rise comes from being a firm club favourite for a few months now since its US release (though it bombed there).

Godley & Crème are back on Promo duties again for the Police as they follow up the No 1 single "Every Breath You Take" which is still topping the US charts as I write. "Wrapped Around Your Finger" is another track from "Synchronicity" and has been rush released to coincide with the start of their UK tour and of course comes in picture disc format- one for each member of the band, it travels 14-8 (36,000) to become their 10th top 10 single.

Bananarama are heading back into the studio to record their second album later this year which will feature their current single "Cruel Summer" perhaps released so early due to its seasonal connection. The track flew 21-11 last week but can only progress 11-10 (30,000) and gives them a top 10 record of 5 out of 6- an enviable rate!

Malcolm McLaren powers 7-4 (48,000) and Heaven 17 finally make headway 6-5 (43,000), but it's all over for Mike Oldfield who drops 5-7 (38,000) and Rod Stewart tumbles 3-9 (34,000).
Chart Entries
#27 Club Tropicana Wham!
#34 Freak Bruce Foxton
#41 Love Blonde Kim Wilde
#42 I'm Still Standing Elton John
#47 Wait Until Tonight (My Love) Galaxy ft Phil Fearon
#57 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) Level 42
#65 Rockit Herbie Hancock
#68 Boogie Nights Lafleur
#70 He Is Sailing Jon & Vangelis
#72 Put Our Heads Together The O'Jays
#73 Shine Motorhead
#75 For You The Farmer's Boys
#80 Crazy Manhattans
#85 Native Boy (Uptown) Animal Nightlife
#86 Bad Day Carmel
#92 Come Dancing The Kinks
#93 Just Outside Of Heaven H2O
#97 Hang On Now Kajagoogoo
#98 I Get The Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wilson
100 Have You Seen Her Chi-lites

UK Charts

NME Singles Chart Wherever I Lay My Hat Paul Young THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart War Baby Tom Robinson THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart You And Me Both Yazoo SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
Last edited:
US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 30/07/83

01
arrow-point-to-right.png
01 01 09 Every Breath You Take The Police FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02
arrow-point-to-right.png
02 02 16 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
03
arrow-point-to-right.png
03 01 18 Flashdance….What A Feeling Irene Cara
04
arrow-point-to-right.png
04 04 16 Never Gonna Let You Go Sergio Mendes
05
black_arrow_up.png
08 05 09 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran
06
black_arrow_up.png
11 06 12 Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
07
circle_arrow_down_2.png
05 05 10 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson
08
black_arrow_up.png
10 08 10 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
09
arrow-point-to-right.png
09 09 09 Stand Back Stevie Nicks
10
circle_arrow_down_2.png
07 07 13 Our House Madness

Chart Entries
#38 Tell Her About It Billy Joel
#50 Don't Cry Asia
#62 Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply
#69 Far From Over Frank Stallone
#82 You Belong To Me Doobie Brothers
#84 Burning Down The House Talking Heads
#86 Cold Blooded Rick James
#88 A Million Miles Away Plimsouls
#89 Get It Right Aretha Franklin
#90 Crazy Manhattans


US Charts

img2D.jpg

Billboard Magazine 30/07/83
Billboard 200 Albums Synchronicity The Police SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary All This Love DeBarge THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 State Farm / Nobody's Diary Yazoo NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer NEW NUMBER ONE
 
Last edited:
Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 30/07/83

01
arrow-point-to-right.png
01 01 07 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02
arrow-point-to-right.png
02 01 10 Every Breath You Take The Police
03
arrow-point-to-right.png
03 01 15 Flashdance…What A Feeling Irene Cara
04
arrow-point-to-right.png
04 01 11 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
05
arrow-point-to-right.png
05 05 17 White Wedding BIlly Idol
06
black_arrow_up.png
08 06 10 Come Dancing The Kinks
07
black_arrow_up.png
10 07 07 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran
08
circle_arrow_down_2.png
07 02 14 Puttin' On The Ritz Taco
09
arrow-point-to-right.png
09 09 09 Hot Girls In Love Loverboy
10
black_arrow_up.png
11 10 09 China Girl David Bowie

Chart Entries
#42 (She's) Sexy And 17 Stray Cats
#46 Don't Cry Asia
#49 Rise Up The Parachute Club


Canada Charts
RPM Magazine (from 03/09/83)
Canadian Album Chart Synchronicity The Police FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
Last edited:
The Australian Countdown Chart Top 50 w/e 31/07/83

01
arrow-point-to-right.png
01 01 07 Flashdance…What A Feeling IRENE CARA THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02
black_arrow_up.png
03 02 06 Every Breath You Take THE POLICE
03
circle_arrow_down_2.png
02 01 13 Total Eclipse Of The Heart BONNIE TYLER
04
black_arrow_up.png
05 04 05 Church Of The Poison Mind CULTURE CLUB
05
circle_arrow_down_2.png
04 03 07 I'm Still Standing ELTON JOHN
06
black_arrow_up.png
12 06 03 Electric Avenue EDDY GRANT
07
circle_arrow_down_2.png
06 06 08 Send Me An Angel REAL LIFE
08
arrow-point-to-right.png
08 08 08 Fraction Too Much Friction TIM FINN
09
arrow-point-to-right.png
09 06 11 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) EURYTHMICS
10
circle_arrow_down_2.png
07 02 11 Beat It MICHAEL JACKSON

Chart Entries
#23 Australiana Austen Tayshus
#39 Rock & Roll Is King ELO
#45 (You Said) You'd Gimme Some More KC & The Sunshine Band

#46 It's A Mistake Men At Work
#47 Come Dancing The Kinks

Top 100 Entries
#85 Ship To Shore Chris De Burgh
#92 Mornin' Al Jarreau
#95 My Love Lionel Richie

#96 The Animal Song The Europeans

Autralia.png
Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 100
(ARIA Singles Top 50 from 26/06/88)
Australian Countdown Album Chart Synchronicity The Police THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
Last edited:
I see this week's Billboard has an article about new acts getting their first Billboard top ten hits this year. 12 british and five american…. except they seem to think Thomas Dolby is american?

Oh and apparently something called a compact disc has arrived. They sound expensive. I doubt I'll be partaking for at least 6 years anyway….
 
First out of the blocks....before the HMV Retrochart reveal, this week's Makers and Shakers - are these songs in your Retrochart yet?

Number 50 - new entry as Level 42 return with a brand new single called "The sun goes down (Living it up)":
 
Number 39 - new entry for a single that has yet to enter the UK Top 100 but it has entered the USA Hot 100:
Talking Heads return with "Burning down the house":
"Hold tight - we're in for nasty weather":
 
Number 37 - new entry for U2 who have released "Sunday Bloody Sunday" across Europe as a single but not in the UK (yet!)
"This song is not a rebel song, this song is...."
 
Last edited:
HMV Retrochart
W/e 30th July 1983
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 1 10 1 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 40
platinum.gif

2 2 7 2 IOU The Freeez 2
gold.png

3 3 8 3 WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT'S MY HOME) Paul Young 1
medal_platinum.jpg

4 7 4 4 WHO'S THAT GIRL Eurythmics 3
5 13 2 5 HUMAN NATURE Michael Jackson N/A
6 19 2 6 WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 8
7 6 5 6 IT'S A MISTAKE Men at Work 50
8 4 5 4 I'LL TUMBLE 4 YA Culture Club N/A
9 9 5 9 DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 4
10 5 6 4 WONDERLAND XTC N/A
medal_platinum.jpg

11 11 4 11 CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 10
12 16 5 12 ACKEE 1-2-3 The Beat N/A
13 8 6 6 COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 5
14 18 3 14 NEVER STOP Echo and the Bunnymen 17
15 14 4 14 THE WALK The Cure 16
16 10 5 10 FORBIDDEN COLOURS David Sylvian & Riuichi Sakamoto 20
17 12 9 2 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 13
gold.png

18 15 12 9 MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 7
19 23 4 19 AFTER A FASHION Midge Ure and Mike Karn 58
20 25 5 20 THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 25
21 35 2 21 EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 26
22 28 5 22 UNIFORM Icehouse N/A
23 17 7 17 TANTALISE Jimmy The Hoover 22
24 37 3 24 GIVE IT UP KC & the Sunshine Band 19
25 32 3 25 RIGHT NOW The Creatures 29
26 20 8 2 WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHIN' Michael Jackson 53
medal_platinum.jpg

27 30 5 27 ENDLESSLY John Foxx N/A
28 NEW 1 28 CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 27
29 22 6 22 DON'T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holliday 14
30 38 2 30 THE CROWN Gary Byrd and the GB Experience 6
31 24 7 8 WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 55
32 36 4 32 EVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK Elvis Costello and the Attractions 30
33 31 9 15 BABY JANE Rod Stewart 9
34 41 3 34 WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 48
35 21 7 17 SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Donna Summer 35
36 39 3 36 BIG LOG Robert Plant 31
37 NEW 1 37 SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY U2 N/A
38 45 2 38 PUTTING ON THE RITZ Taco N/A
39 NEW 1 39 BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE Talking Heads N/A
40 42 2 40 DO IT AGAIN-BILLIE JEAN (MEDLEY) Clubhouse 11
41 26 8 23 SPY OF LOVE INXS N/A
42 29 8 15 DEAD GIVEAWAY Shalamar 32
43 NEW 1 43 WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT (MY LOVE) Galaxy 47
44 49 2 44 RADIO FREE EUROPE REM N/A
45 48 2 45 WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 76
46 27 9 10 I LOVE YOU Yello N/A
47 46 20 9 BLUE MONDAY New Order 77
medal_platinum.jpg

48 NEW 1 48 I'M STILL STANDING Elton John 42
49 34 3 34 LOVE TO STAY Altered Images 66
50 NEW 1 50 THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 57

Sales Certifications:
medal_platinum.jpg
250,000 (Silver)
gold.png
500,000 (Gold)
platinum.gif
1,000,000 (Platinum)


The Freeez have been stuck at Number 2 now for 3 weeks with "IOU":


The Police are unmovable from the Number One spot! - 8 weeks now for "Every breath you take":


Cubfile:
The top three are in gridlock again as The Police’s “Every breath you take” gets its eighth week at Number one. The Freeez and Paul Young have been stuck behind them now for three weeks! Malcolm Mclaren is also stuck at Number 9. Climbing inside the top ten are Eurythmics, Michael Jackson, The Police (wrapped around your finger) who now have two singles in the top ten! Heading down are Men at Work, Culture Club and XTC.
Wham! are back with the highest new entry this week at Number 28: “Club Tropicana” comes with a Summery video filmed in Ibiza!
The longest runner on the chart is still “Blue Monday” by New Order, which is sliding down the chart this week from 46 to 47. They’ve chalked up 20 weeks in total on the chart.

Next Week could see new entries from Herbie Hancock, Bruce Foxton, Tracie, Kim Wilde, Kraftwerk, The Kinks, The Belle Stars and Michael Sembello – stay tuned!
 
Top