Popjustice Retrochart - May 1983 - w/e 21/05/83

Vote for your song of the week 21/05/83

  • Bee Gees - The Woman In You

  • Billy Idol - White Wedding

  • China Crisis - Tragedy & Mystery

  • Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed

  • Greg Kihn - Jeopardy

  • Irene Cara - Flashdance.... What A Feeling

  • Madonna - Burning Up / Physical Attraction

  • Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow

  • The Smiths - Hand In Glove

  • Yazoo - Nobody’s Diary


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THE POPJUSTICE RETROCHART
We are taking a trip down memory lane

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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.

- 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.

- This week is week ending 21 May 1983. You can chart anything released prior to 15 May 1983 including anything released in 1980-1982.

Retrochart Top Ten w/e 21/05/83
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02 01 09 Let's Dance David Bowie
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01 01 11 Beat It Michael Jackson
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03 03 04 Family Man Hall & Oates

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04 04 05 True Spandau Ballet
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06 05 06 Temptation Heaven 17

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05 05 04 Pale Shelter Tears For Fears
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07 07 05 (Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League
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18 08 02 Bad Boys Wham!

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10 03 07 Overkill Men At Work
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13 10 06 Candy Girl New Edition


Chartfile w/e 21st May 1983
David Bowie has finally done it - after six weeks at Number Two "Let's Dance" is the New Retrochart Number One this week! Michael Jackson slips to Number Two. Hall and Oates, Spandau Ballet and The Human League are non-movers in the Top Ten. Meanwhile climbing are Heaven 17, Wham!, New Edition and re-bounding are Men at Work and Tears For Fears head down. Can The Fun Boy Three, Yazoo and The Beat crack the Top Ten next week? Only @phoenix123 has the answers - stay tuned!
 
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Retrochart w/e 21/05/83

11 09 05 24 Love Is A Stranger Eurythmics
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12 19 12 04 Our Lips Are Sealed Fun Boy Three
13 --- 13 01 Nobody's Diary Yazoo HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
14 16 14 05 Can't Get Used To Losing You The Beat

15 14 14 06 We Are Detective Thompson Twins
16 41 16 03 Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED
17 12 09 10 Words F.R.David
18 08 03 10 Blue Monday New Order
19 20 19 04 Street Café Icehouse
20 17 17 11 Jeopardy Greg Kihn
21 11 04 07 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club
22 22 22 02 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield
23 15 04 09 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
24 28 24 03 Blind Vision Blancmange
25 25 25 05 Dancing Tight Galaxy
26 40 26 05 Flashdance… What A Feeling Irene Cara

27 24 02 18 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
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28 34 28 07 Solitaire Laura Branigan
29 23 20 10 Little Red Corvette Prince
30 35 30 12 (Song For A) Future Generation B-52s
31 27 03 14 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
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32 148 32 01 Faithfully Journey FEATURED
33 38 33 04 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John

34 29 15 09 You Are In My System Robert Palmer
35 39 08 11 Sign Of The Times Belle Stars
36 37 33 04 Miss The Girl The Creatures
37 --- 37 01 Just Got Lucky JoBoxers FEATURED
38 44 38 02 Stop And Go David Grant

39 33 29 11 Der Kommissar After The Fire
40 31 23 22 Rosanna Toto
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41 36 14 09 The House That Jack Built Tracie
42 32 24 08 The Last Film Kissing The Pink
43 43 29 10 Always Something There To Remind Me Naked Eyes
44 26 26 05 Sweet Memory Belle Stars
45 45 39 05 Nightmares A Flock Of Seagulls
46 47 40 05 Can't Go Back Fleetwood Mac
47 129 47 01 Mornin' Al Jarreau FEATURED
48 49 47 05 Out Of Sight Out Of Mind Level 42
49 46 38 05 My Love Lionel Richie
50 42 02 15 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
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Retrochart w/e 21/05/83

51 202 01 17 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins
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52 57 57 02 Comme Toi Jean-Jaques Goldman
53 --- 53 01 Mise Au Point Jakie Quartz FEATURED

54 55 41 22 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
55 58 55 06 Physical Attraction Madonna
56 56 56 02 Le Grand Sommeil Etienne Daho

57 60 04 17 Rio Duran Duran
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58 50 37 10 To Look At You INXS
59 --- 59 01 Bopper En Larmes Laurent Voulzy FEATURED
60 63 60 05 Kiss Me Tin Tin
61 86 61 04 Straight From The Heart Bryan Adams HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED
62 --- 01 23 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
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63 78 63 04 Affair Of The Heart Rick Springfield

64 53 43 08 I Won't Hold You Back Toto
65 54 09 19 Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
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66 59 01 21 Africa Toto
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67 62 59 07 So Wrong Patrick Simmons
68 76 68 04 War Party Eddy Grant
69 --- 59 10 All Right Christopher Cross

70 82 03 17 Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club
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71 52 10 18 New Year's Day U2
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72 61 61 02 Toda Menina Baiana Gilberto Gil
73 75 73 03 (Millions Of People) No One Like You Pete Shelley
74 71 06 13 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) Bananarama
75 30 01 18 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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76 --- 76 01 It's Raining Men The Weather Girls FEATURED
77 85 77 03 She's A Beauty Tubes
78 81 78 02 Desiree Gilbert Becaud
79 87 79 03 Try Again Champaign

80 94 47 15 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac
81 --- 04 29 Steppin' Out Joe Jackson
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82 91 44 12 Do You Wanna Hold Me Bow Wow Wow
83 88 83 03 Candy Man Mary Jane Girls
84 68 04 19 Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox
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85 66 13 17 Hey Little Girl Icehouse
86 93 24 13 I Eat Cannibals Toto Coleo
87 112 87 01 Looking For A Stranger Pat Benatar FEATURED
88 67 67 02 Africa Rose Laurens
89 102 89 01 Why Me Planet P
90 51 09 10 Speak Like A Child The Style Council
91 72 72 02 Idees Noires Bernard Lavilliers
92 70 50 13 Mr Roboto Styx
93 --- 93 01 Lady Love Me George Benson
94 95 94 02 Don't Let It End Styx
95 114 95 01 Great Fire XTC
96 106 96 01 Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm Modern Romance

97 74 74 02 L'Italiano Toto Cutugno
98 98 90 05 Metro Berlin
99 77 15 12 Just What I Always Wanted Mari Wilson
100 73 03 33 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
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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

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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 Queen
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2 John Lennon
2 Human League
2 Kim Wilde
2 ABC
2 Hall & Oates
2 Phil Collins


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

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MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE BY RECORD:

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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
 
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Week 21

Global Chart Top 10 w/e 21/05/83

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01 01 08 Let's Dance David Bowie FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 01 14 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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03 03 06 Beat It Michael Jackson
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04 04 05 Overkill Men At Work
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06 05 07 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
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05 04 06 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band

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09 09 02 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 21/05/83

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03 02 06 Temptation Heaven 17 63,000

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07 03 06 Candy Girl New Edition 63,000

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05 04 05 Dancing Tight Galaxy ft Phil Fearon 52,000

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10 05 04 Can't Get Used To Losing You The Beat 51,000

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02 02 05 (Keep Feelin') Fascination Human League
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09 07 04 Our Lips Are Sealed The Fun Boy Three 43,000
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06 05 04 Pale Shelter Tears For Fears 35,000
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12 10 03 Blind Vision Blancmange 32,000
"True" is knocked from the top spot on the album charts after a week by "Thriller" by Michael Jackson (which is now the biggest selling album of the year so far), better news on the singles front as the Spandau Ballet single of the same name holds the No 1 for a fourth week becoming the longest running chart topper of the year! There may be trouble ahead though, as the song goes, as the single is now dipping sharply sales wise and only managed 98,000 last week, a further drop of 29% week on week and could be in real trouble next week.

The only new song in the top 10 comes from Blancmange who are back with their first single from their as yet untitled second album, "Blind Vision" climbs 12-10 (32,000) to ease into the big 10. It's their second time in the top flight after last year's "Living On The Ceiling" peaked at No 7, that was followed by "Waves" at the beginning of this year which disappointed at No 19 despite a remixed single version.

So if not Spandau Ballet then who next week? On paper it may look like Heaven 17 are in with a shot but they only increased sales by 2% to 63,000 and look to have peaked, New Edition look a far better bet as they move 7-3 on sales splurge of 66% to 63,000 and were unlucky not to move past Heaven 17 at the death. Also climbing, and worth considering are Galaxy & Phil Fearon 5-4 (52,000), The Beat 10-5 (51,000) and Fun Boy Three 9-7 (43,000). All making way for those hits are Human League 2-6 (48,000), Tears For Fears 6-8 (35,000) and FR David 4-9 (35,000).
Chart Entries
#20 Nobody's Diary Yazoo
#35 Glory, Glory, Man. United Manchester United Football Team
#38 Just Got Lucky JoBoxers
#42 Canton (Live) Japan
#46 I Got Mine Motorhead
#55 Tragedy And Mystery China Crisis
#57 Lady Love Me (One More Time) George Benson
#69 The Wheel Spear Of Destiny
#73 Just A Day Away Barclay James Harvest
#75 Explain The Reason First Light

UK Charts

NME Singles Chart True Spandau Ballet THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart Blue Monday New Order NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 21/05/83

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02 01 09 Let's Dance David Bowie NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 13 Beat It Michael Jackson
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07 03 08 Flashdance….What A Feeling Irene Cara
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04 04 07 Overkill Men At Work
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05 05 14 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
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08 06 13 Little Red Corvette Prince
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09 07 10 Solitaire Laura Branigan
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03 02 17 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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12 09 07 My Love Lionel Richie
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Chart Entries
#49 1 The Woman In You Bee Gees
#71 1 White Wedding Billy Idol
#77 1 Theme From Doctor Detroit Devo
#86 1 The Salt In My Tears Martin Briley
#90 1 Save The Overtime For Me Gladys Knight And The Pips
#93 1 Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love BJ Thomas
#95 1 He's A Pretender High Inergy

US Charts

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Billboard 200 Albums Thriller Michael Jackson THIRTEENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary My Love Lionel Richie NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Let's Dance David Bowie FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Beat It Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 21/05/83

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01 01 09 Beat It Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 09 Let's Dance David Bowie
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05 03 08 Rio Duran Duran
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03 01 12 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
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04 04 09 Sex (I'm A…) Berlin
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14 06 04 Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club
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06 04 12 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band
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07 01 16 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
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13 09 07 Overkill Men At Work
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08 01 14 Mr Roboto Styx

Chart Entries
#42 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
#44 Faithfully Journey
#45 Don't Let It End Styx
#47 Italian Girls Hall & Oates
#50 Making It Work Doug & The Slugs


Canada Charts
RPM Magazine (from 03/09/83)
Canadian Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Australia Kent Music Report Top 100 w/e 16/05/83

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04 01 05 I Was Only 19 REDGUM NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 12 Billie Jean MICHAEL JACKSON
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09 03 07 Save Your Love RENEE & RENATO
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05 04 03 Is There Something I Should Know DURAN DURAN
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02 02 14 1999 PRINCE
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03 02 08 Let's Dance DAVID BOWIE
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06 06 07 Drop The Pilot JOAN ARMATRADING

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10 08 06 Der Kommissar FALCO
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08 05 17 Don't Pay The Ferryman CHRIS DE BURGH
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Chart Entries
#20 Beat It Michael Jackson
#79 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) EURYTHMICS
#81 Cuts Like a Knife BRYAN ADAMS
#85 All the Love in the World DIONNE WARWICK
#99 Blue Monday (12") NEW ORDER
#100 Even Now BOB SEGER


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Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 100 (from 10/07/83) / ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Album Chart 1983 The Hot Ones Various Artists NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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Week 21
w/e 21/05/83 - 22/05/83


Europarade
01 01 07 Let's Dance DAVID BOWIE
02 02 14 Billie Jean MICHAEL JACKSON
03 04 03 Beat It MICHAEL JACKSON
04 03 12 Too Shy KAJAGOOGOO
05 09 05 Bruttosozialprodukt GEIER STURZFLUG

RTE Irish Singles Top 30

01 02 01 05 Words F.R. David FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 01 01 04 True Spandau Ballet
03 09 03 04 Temptation Heaven 17
04 04 02 04 (Keep Feeling) Fascination Human League
05 16 05 02 Dancing Tight Galaxy

RIANZ New Zealand
01 01 01 06 Let's Dance David Bowie FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
02 08 02 02 Beat It Michael Jackson
03 09 03 02 Blue Monday New Order
04 05 04 07 Der Kommissar Falco
05 06 05 05 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran


Offizielle Deutsche Charts Top 75
01 01 01 09 Bruttosozialprodukt Geier Sturzflug SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

02 02 02 06 Let's Dance David Bowie
03 04 02 13 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
04 08 04 03 Leuchtturm Nena
05 05 05 06 Hey Little Girl Icehouse

French Airplay Chart

01 02 01 13 Comme Toi Jean-Jaques Goldman NEW NUMBER ONE

02 01 01 19 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
03 03 03 10 Let's Dance David Bowie
04 04 04 14 Succes Fou Christophe
05 06 05 12 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band


French Singles Chart Billie Jean
Michael Jackson THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

Spanish Superventas Singles Chart
01 02 08 Billie Jean Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE

02 01 10 Embrujada Casal
03 06 04 Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
04 12 03 No Tengo Tiempo Azul Y Negro
05 04 05 Let's Dance David Bowie

Stichting Nederlandse
01 01 01 04 Beat It Michael Jackson THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

02 04 02 03 Comment Ca Va The Shorts
03 02 02 05 Breakaway Tracey Ullman
04 07 04 04 Starmaker The Kids From Fame
05 05 05 04 Orchard Road Leo Sayer


Belgian Ultratop 40 Singles Chart
01 02 01 04 Beat It Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE

02 01 01 08 Let's Dance David Bowie
03 05 03 03 Si La Vie Est Cadeau Corinne Hermes
04 03 03 06 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
05 08 05 03 Breakaway Tracy Ullman

Italian Singles Chart
01 --- 01 01 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson NEW NUMBER ONE

02 01 01 11 Chi chi chi co co co - Pippo Franco
03 02 01 11 Vacanze romane - Matia Bazar
04 06 04 10 Amico e' - Dario Baldan Bembo & Caterina Caselli
05 08 05 07 Face To Face - Twins

Swedish Topplistan
01 01 01 04 Let's Dance David Bowie FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

02 02 02 05 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
03 06 03 02 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
04 05 04 05 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
05 --- 05 01 Framling Carola


VG Lista Norwegian Singles Chart

01 03 04 Framling Carola NEW NUMBER ONE
02 02 05 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
03 01 10 Let's Dance David Bowie
04 06 03 Julie Daniel
05 05 15 Save Your Love Renee & Renato

O3 Austria Singles Chart
01 --- 01 02 Bruttosozialprodukt Geier Sturzflug NEW NUMBER ONE
02 06 02 04 Let's Dance David Bowie
03 01 01 04 Gel', Du Magst Mi Ludwig Hirsch
04 02 02 08 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
05 09 05 06 Wenn Es Dich Noch Gibt Roger Whittaker

Swiss Hitparade
01 03 03 Bruttosozialprodukt Geier Sturzflug NEW NUMBER ONE

02 01 06 Let's Dance David Bowie
03 02 09 Billie Jean Michael Jackson

04 05 04 Our House Madness
05 06 04 Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Indeep


Poland Program 3 Hitlist Singles Chart

01 01 01 04 Kocham Cie Kochanie Moje Maanam THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

02 03 02 04 Nie Ma Wody Na Pustyni Bajm
03 04 03 05 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
04 12 04 02 Linia Zycia Kombi
05 06 05 05 Let's Dance David Bowie


Finnish Singles Chart - May
01 01 Let's Dance David Bowie
02 10 Together We’re Strong Mireille Mathieu & Patrick Duffy
03 05 Billie Jean Michael Jackson
04 03 Too Shy Kajagoogoo
05 04 Words F.R. David
06 28 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
07 --- Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Indeep
08 02 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
09 12 Twistin’ by the Pool Dire Straits
10 --- Julie Daniel
 
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First out of the blocks again this week.
Here's this week's Makers and Shakers - are these songs in your Retrochart yet?

Number 50 - new entry: Madonna's been bubbling under the HMV Retrochart Top 50 for a few weeks now. She finally crosses over from cubland to the chart with "Burning up":
 
Number 49 - new entry for The Smiths who come from Manchester and are signed to Rough Trade Records (home of Scritti Politti and Aztec Camera) their debut single is called "Hand in glove":

 
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