Popjustice Retrochart - November 1983 - w/e 26/11/83

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 26/11/83
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01 01 10 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 07 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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04 03 05 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
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03 01 11 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
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05 05 04 Synchronicity II The Police

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06 06 08 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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10 07 04 Right By Your Side Eurythmics
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09 08 02 Thriller Michael Jackson
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17 09 02 Love Of The Common People Paul Young

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11 12 11 04 Twist Of Fate Olivia Newton-John
12 20 12 02 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
13 13 13 04 The Sun And The Rain Madness
14 14 14 09 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
15 27 15 03 Never Never The Assembly

16 11 06 13 New Song Howard Jones
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17 15 15 05 Say It Isn't So Hall & Oates
18 18 18 04 Only For Love Limahl
19 35 19 03 Thank You For The Music ABBA
20 24 20 02 This Charming Man The Smiths
21 23 21 04 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes

22 19 17 14 Oblivious Aztec Camera
23 36 23 02 Solid Bond In Your Heart The Style Council
24 28 24 03 That's All Genesis
25 30 25 02 Let's Stay Together Tina Turner

26 07 03 20 Safety Dance Men Without Hats
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27 --- 27 01 Waterfront Simple Minds HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
28 25 25 04 Calling Your Name Marilyn
29 21 19 05 Micro Kid Level 42
30 16 16 04 That Was Then But This Is Now ABC
31 31 31 10 Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling
32 29 19 08 Heart And Soul Huey Lewis & The News
33 32 25 05 Puss N Boots Adam Ant
34 42 34 03 Street Of Dreams Rainbow
35 43 35 09 Tender Is The Night Jackson Browne
36 --- 36 01 Please Don't Fall In Love Cliff Richard FEATURED

37 47 02 19 Everything Counts Depeche Mode
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38 44 14 26 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John
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39 33 26 11 Islands In The Stream Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
40 34 34 03 Undercover Of The Night Rolling Stones
41 --- 41 01 What Is Love Howard Jones FEATURED
42 41 22 07 Please Don't Make Me Cry UB40
43 --- 43 01 2000 Miles The Pretenders FEATURED
44 147 44 01 Rat Rapping Roland Rat
FEATURED
45 39 09 09 Hey You The Rocksteady Crew
46 49 46 07 Crumblin Down John Cougar Mellencamp
47 59 47 02 Let The Music Play Shannon

48 45 19 11 Delerious Prince
49 46 02 11 Modern Love David Bowie
50 52 50 03 Dancing In The Dark Kim Wilde
 
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51 73 51 04 Why Me Irene Cara

52 50 08 20 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Paul Young
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53 54 53 05 So Many Men Miquel Brown
54 56 54 09 Suddenly Last Summer Motels

55 38 04 24 IOU Freeez
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56 58 03 19 Mirror Man Human League
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57 72 57 04 Tu Es Sur Ma Liste Sacha Distel
58 62 52 09 Burning Up Madonna
59 99 04 12 Gold Spandau Ballet
60 60 60 07 Masquerade Berlin
61 55 43 04 Cry Just A Little Bit Shakin Stevens
62 61 44 14 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) Sheena Easton
63 75 63 02 Les Princes Des Villes Michel Berger
64 22 08 10 They Don't Know Tracey Ullman
65 87 65 03 You Know What To Do Carly Simon
66 70 66 08 Je Chante Avec Toi Liberte Nana Mouskouri

67 67 03 30 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
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68 66 60 11 Can't Shake Loose Agnetha Faltskog
69 71 69 05 Almost Over You Sheena Easton
70 64 03 37 Blue Monday New Order
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71 57 01 13 Mama Genesis
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72 68 58 13 Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply
73 65 63 09 It's Good To Be The King Mel Brooks
74 84 41 14 Lawyers In Love Jackson Browne
75 91 75 02 Working With Fire And Steel China Crisis
76 82 14 13 Rockit Herbie Hancock
77 78 19 16 Blind Vision Blancmange
78 86 78 04 Smile Has Left Your Eyes Asia
79 80 29 16 Everyday I Write The Book Elvis Costello & The Attractions
80 --- 80 01 Where's My Man Eartha Kitt FEATURED
81 105 81 01 I Like Men Without Hats
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82 85 62 13 Les Jardins Du Ciel Jairo
83 83 17 13 Just Got Lucky JoBoxers
84 104 84 01 Somerset Maugham Alain Souchon FEATURED
85 94 85 03 Stay With Me Tonight Jeffrey Osbourne FEATURED
86 106 86 01 Boys In Town Divinyls
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87 95 07 24 Don't Talk To Me About Love Altered Images
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88 53 05 11 Big Apple Kajagoogoo
89 81 01 27 Every Breath You Take The Police
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90 97 03 24 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
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91 76 72 08 One Thing Leads To Another Fixx
92 89 34 12 Spread A Little Happiness Sting
93 100 93 03 Ain't Nobody Rufus & Chaka Khan
94 40 18 06 Over And Over Shalamar
95 92 05 23 State Of Independence Donna Summer
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96 118 96 01 Sound Of Goodbye Crystal Gayle
97 127 97 01 Talk About The Passion REM

98 98 59 05 La Salsa Du Demon Le Grand Orchestre du Splendid
99 69 52 06 I Need You Pointer Sisters
100 74 66 06 Making Flippy Floppy Talking Heads
 
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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

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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
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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
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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 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
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
6 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie Oct 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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01 01 06 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 02 04 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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03 01 06 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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04 02 08 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
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05 01 10 Karma Chameleon Culture Club
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06 01 28 Flashdance….What A Feeling Irene Cara
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10 07 02 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
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08 08 05 I Like Chopin Gazebo
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 w/e 26/11/83

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01 01 07 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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128,000 FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 02 07 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson 70,000
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03 03 04 Cry Just A Little Bit Shakin' Stevens 69,000
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10 04 03 Never Never The Assembly 67,000

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17 05 02 Love Of The Common People Paul Young 63,000

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04 02 09 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie
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05 05 04 The Sun And The Rain Madness 44,000
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07 07 05 The Love Cats The Cure 41,000
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21 09 04 Calling Your Name Marilyn 37,000
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24 10 02 Thriller Michael Jackson 36,000
Topping the charts for a fourth week "Uptown Girl" continues to lose sales at a slow rate, just 9% in fact to 128,000 which takes its total to 605,000 well on course to be one of the biggest selling singles of the year with a mere 6 weeks left of it. All of which means we can take a brief look at the contenders for the Christmas No 1 slot:

VICTIMS- Culture Club- Current favourite at the bookies, the follow up to "Karma Chameleon" is of course hotly tipped to retrace that tracks progress up the charts and become the groups third No 1 in just 14 months.

MOVE OVER DARLING- Tracey Ullman- Another Cover from Ullman she almost went all the way with her last track "They Don't Know" and is looking good to go one better with her Doris Day remake.

RAT RAPPING- Roland Rat- If you fancy an outside punt then the self styled "saviour" of TV-AM is about to unleash his brand of humour on the charts and combined with the silly season in the top 40 he could just do it!

COLD AS CHRISTMAS- Elton John- Something more festive? Well Elton's had a great year with three top 20 hits and is back with a bang- who's to say he can't have a return to the top?

TELL HER ABOUT IT- Billy Joel, When it was originally released back in September it flopped but in light of his current No 1 nothing seems impossible for Joel and of course it's already topped the charts in the US!

With sales of "Uptown Girl" continue to dip coupled with the four weeks the song has already spent at the top, speculation is rife as to what will be the 17th No 1 of 1983. The current money is on Paul Young's cover of "Love Of The Common People" which rages 17-5 (63,000) and is another cut from his "No Parlez" album, it's been covered by many acts but the only version to be a UK hit was by Nicky Thomas who made No 9 in 1970 with the song. It was originally released earlier this year but was ignored by the record buying public, Young clearly knows when something is a hit!

Long a familiar face on London's club scene and a member of the New Romantic movement as well as Boy George affiliate, Marilyn may already be familiar to the pop world after his appearance in the Eurythmics video "Who's That Girl" (his real name is Peter Robinson incidentally) but now he has a hit in his own right with "Calling Your Name". The singer took his name from his Marilyn Monroe image and whilst some cynical music spectators have suggested his record contract owes a lot to Boy George and to the music industry's desire to find the next "gender bender" it seems that the song is genuinely popular rising 21-9 (37,000).

"Thriller" is the biggest selling album of 1983 by some stretch with over 1.3 million sold so far and now Michael Jackson plucks his 5th single from the album and it becomes his 5th top 10 hit. In addition it is also his fifth top 10 hit of the year and in doing so he becomes the first act to achieve that since 1961 when Elvis turned the trick, this single comes with 14 minute epic music video directed by John Landis who famously directed "An American Warewolf In London" which helps to explain the special effects in the promo, The album has now spent 32 weeks in the top 10 this year with 7 of those weeks at No 1, impressive but nowhere near the success the album has had in the US where it has been at no 1 for 20 weeks so far this year and has propelled the star into the biggest popstar on the planet over the last year! The song jumps 24-10 (36,000) this week.

Talking of Jackson he remains at the No 2 position in conjunction with Paul McCartney on a sale of 70,000 whilst Shaky holds at No 3 with 69,000 copies sold but both should be overtaken by The Assembly next week as they leap 10-4 (67,000) and could threaten Billy Joel next week if Paul Young fails to do so. Moving down are Lionel Richie 4-6 (61,000), Madness 5-7 (44,000) and the Cure 7-8 (41,000)

https://forum.popjustice.com/threads/80s-top-10-sales-week-by-week-1982-1983.34249/page-59
New Entries
#25 Waterfront Simple Minds
#32 Bark At The Moon Ozzy Osbourne
#34 Please Don't Fall In Love Cliff Richard
#43 That's Love, That It Is Blancmange
#48 What Is Love? Howard Jones
#53 2000 Miles The Pretenders
#56 Rock The Midnight (Remix) David Grant
#58 Ready Steady Who (EP) The Who
#59 Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top
#60 Only You The Flying Pickets
#62 I Want To Hold Your Hand The Beatles
#72 You're In My Heart David Essex
#78 Rock Me Heavy Pettin'
#79 Inside Love George Benson

#81 The Rules Of The Game Bucks Fizz
#82 Where's My Man Eartha Kitt
#85 Reggae-matic Funk Monyaka
#87 Single Handed Haywoode
#88 What's Going On Marvin Gaye
#90 Steamhammer Sam Intaferon
#92 Magnetic Earth Wind & Fire
#93 I Wanna Be With You Armenta
#97 Punish Me With Kisses Glove
#99 Time For Some Fun Central Line
100 Terry Kirsty MacColl


UK Charts
NME Singles Chart Uptown Girl Billy Joel THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart This Charming Man The Smiths NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart Colour By Numbers Culture Club FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 26/11/83

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01 01 11 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 07 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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03 03 10 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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04 01 14 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
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05 05 11 Cum On Feel The Noize Quiet Riot
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07 06 10 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
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10 07 05 Say It Isn't So Hall & Oates
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12 08 12 Heart & Soul Huey Lewis & The News
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14 09 07 Crumblin' Down John Cougar Mellencamp
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13 10 08 PYT (Pretty Young Thing) Mchael Jackson

Chart Entries
#57 Running With The Night Lionel Richie
#63 That's All Genesis
#75 The Sign Of Fire Fixx
#82 The Flyer Saga
#85 This Must Be The Place Talking Heads
#89 The Politics Of Dancing Re-Flex
#90 Wet My Whistle Midnight Star
#94 Memphis Joe Jackson


US Charts

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Billboard Magazine 26/11/83
Billboard 200 Albums Metal Health Quiet Riot NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Let The Music Play Shannon FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 26/11/83

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02 01 10 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 11 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
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05 03 10 In A Big Country Big Country
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06 04 13 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) Sheena Easton
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08 05 08 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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09 06 06 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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03 02 12 Modern Love David Bowie
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07 03 12 Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All) Air Supply
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16 10 06 Crumblin' Down John Cougar Mellencamp

Chart Entries
#45 Blue World Moody Blues
#47 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder
#49 You Don't Believe Alan Parsons Project
#50 Tender Is The Night Jackson Browne


Canada Charts
RPM Magazine 26/11/83
Canadian Album Chart Synchronicity The Police SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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The Australian Countdown Chart Top 50 w/e 27/11/83

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01 01 09 Karma Chameleon Culture Club FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 07 Reckless Australian Crawl
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05 05 07 Red Red Wine UB40
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03 03 09 Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band
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04 04 04 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran
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07 07 08 Modern Love David Bowie
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10 10 06 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
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08 08 04 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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12 09 03 Uptown Girl Billy Joel
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06 02 12 Bop Girl Pat Wilson

Chart Entries
#39 Come Back And Stay Paul Young
#41 Computer One Dear Enemy
#46 Staring At The Embers / Through The Years Tim Finn


Top 100 Entries
100 Come Live With Me Heaven 17

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Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 100 27/11/83
ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Countdown Album Chart Colour By Numbers Culture Club FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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November 26, 1983
# Artist - Song - Last Week - (Weeks Charted)

1. Motels - Suddenly Last Summer 1 (13)
2. Human League - Mirror Man 2 (12)
3. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate 8 (4)
4. Berlin - Masquerade 3 (10)
5. Sheena Easton - Telefone 4 (15)
6. Irene Cara - Why Me? 9 (6)
7. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart 6 (20)
8. Agnetha Faltskog - Can't Shake Loose 5 (14)
9. Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All 7 (18)
10. Lionel Richie - All Night long 11 (11)
11. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - Say, Say, Say 12 (7)
12. Rainbow - Street Of Dreams 18(4)
13. Asia - Smile has Left Your Eyes 14 (7)
14. Peter Schilling - Major Tom 16 (10)
15. Men Without Hats - I Like 23(3)
16. Jo Boxers - Just Got Lucky 13 (11)
17. Jeffrey Osbourne - Stay With Me Tonight 19 (7)
18. Carly Simon - You Know What To Do 15 (8)
19. Fixx - One thing Leads To Another 10 (14)
20. Rufus w/ Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody 22 (9)
21. Police - Synchronicity 25(4)
22. Crystal Gayle - Sound Of Goodbye 28 (4)
23. Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake 26(4)
24. David Bowie - Modern Love 20 (11)
25. New Order - Confusion 29(5)
26. Naked Eyes - When The Lights Go Out 31 (6)
27. Spandau Ballet - Gold 52(2)
28. Journey - Send her My Love 24 (10)
29. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So 34(5)
30. Melissa Manchester - No One Can Love You More 33(5)
31. Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger 17 (11)
32. Ray Parker Jr. - I Still Can't Get Over Loving You 40(3)
33. Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart 39(4)
34. Elton John - I Guess that's Why They Call It The Blues 36(5)
35. Spandau Ballet - True 21 (17)
36. Stevie Nicks - If Anyone Falls 27 (12)
37. Prince - Delirious 30 (11)
38. Huey Lewis & the News - Heart And Soul 41 (11)
39. Melanie - Every Breath Of The Way 37 (8)
40. Big Country - In A Big Country 44(6)
41. Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield 48 (9)
42. Kim Carnes - Invisible Hands 49(7)
43. Fixx - Sign Of Fire <(1)
44. Robert Plant - In The Mood 54(2)
45. Barry Manilow - Read 'em and weep 55(2)
46. Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night 56(3)
47. Lisa Price - Can't Hold On Forever 51(3)
48. One Two Three - Another Knife In My Back 53(5)
49. John Cougar Mellancamp - Crumblin' Down 57(7)
50. Kajagoogoo - Big Apple 35 (8)
51. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House 38 (18)
52. Madness - Sun And The Rain 58(3)
53. Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride 68 (8)
54. Kool & the Gang - Joanna 73(3)
55. Jackson Browne - Tender Is The Night 50(10)
56. Police - King Of Pain 32 (14)
57. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance 42 (23)
58. Moody Blues - Blue World 76(3)
59. Earth, Wind & Fire - Magnetic 77(3)
60. France Joli- Standing In The Shadows Of Love <(1)
61. Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep 70(7)
62. Pointer Sisters - I Need You 63(6)
63. Deborah Allen - Baby I Lied 69(7)
64. Shannon - Let The Music Play 78(3)
65. Madonna - Holiday 75(5)
66. Juice Newton - Dirty Looks 79(3)
67. Miquel Brown - So Many Men.. 64(5)
68. Heaven 17 - Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry 82(4)
69. The The - this Is the Day 46 (9)
70. Billy Joel -Uptown Girl 72 (8)
71. Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter 45 (10)
72. Rick Springfield - Souls 83(5)
73. Style Council - Long Hot Summer 86(5)
74. Real Life - Send Me An Angel 85(3)
75. Saga - the Flyer <(1)
76. E.L.O. - Stranger 98(2)
77. Genesis - That's All <(1)
78. Kim Wilde - Dancing In The Dark 71(3)
79. New Order - Blue Monday 80(19)
80. ABC - That Was Then... 84(3)
81. Industry - State Of The Nation 99(2)
82. Assembly - Never, Never <(1)
83. Care - Flaming Sword <(1)
84. Flying Pickets - Only You <(1)
85. Depeche Mode - Everything Counts <(1)
86. Style Council - Solid Bond Around Your Heart <(1)
87. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place <(1)
88. Blancmange - That's Love, This It Is <(1)
89. 38 Special - If I'd Been The One 94 (3)
90. Toyah - Vow <(1)
91. Lionel Richie - Running With The Night <(1)
92. Debarge - Time Will Reveal 96 (3)
93. Paul Rodgers - Cut Loose <(1)
94. Bucks Fizz -Rules Of The Game <(1)
95. Yello - Lost Again <(1)
96. S.O.S. Band - Tell Me If You Still Care 100(2)
97. Re-Flex -Politics Of Dancing <(1)
98. ABC - Valentine's Day 89(2)
99. Alan Parsons Project - You Don't Believe 97 (2)
100. Joe Jackson - Memphis <(1)
dropouts
Freez - I.O.U.
Manhattan Transfer - Spice Of Life
Robert Plant - Big Log
A La Carte - On Top Of Old Smokie
Loverboy - Queen Of The Broken Hearts
Dio - Rainbow In the Dark
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
Gap Band - Party Train
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - Islands In The Streams
Michael Stanley Band - My Town
Lani Hall - Never Say Never Again
Naked Eyes - Promises Promises
Louise Mandrell -Too Hot To Sleep
Klique - Stop Doggin' Me Around
Dionne Warwick & Luther Vandross - How Many Times Can We Say..
Eye To Eye - Lucky
Eddie & the Cruisers - On The Dark Side
Heart - Allies

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Most Weeks at #1 (# of #1's)
1. Abba 24 (5)
2. Donna Summer 20 (3)
3. Irene Cara 14 (2)
4. Crystal Gayle 13 (3)
5. Neil Diamond 13 (2)
6. E.L.O. 11 (2)
7. Human league 10 (1)
8. Olivia Newton-John 9 (2)
9. Joe Jackson 9 (2)

10. Earth, Wind, & Fire 8 (3)
11. Bee Gees 8 (2)
12. Moody Blues 7 (1)
13. Kim Wilde 7 (1)
14. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 7 (1)
Most Top 10 hits
1. Donna Summer 11
2. E.L.O. 11
3. Olivia Newton-John 10
4. Little River Band 8
5. Abba 7
6. Crystal Gayle 7
7. Blondie 6
8. Pat Benatar 6
9. Air Supply 6

10. Chic 6
11. Earth, Wind & Fire 5
12. Meco 5
13. Lipps Inc. 5
Number One singles so far:
artist - song -------#1 peak date-(weeks at #1) * -nonconsecutive weeks at #1
1.Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You - 7-2-77 (3)
2.Jennifer - Do It For Me - 7-23-77 (3)
3.Helen Reddy - You're My World - 8-13-77 (2)
4. London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars -8-27-77 (4)
5. Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23 -9-24-77 (1)
6. Meco - Star Wars -10-7-77 (3)
7. Donna Summer - I Feel Love -10-22-77 (4)
8. Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life -11-19-77 (1)
9. Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes.. -11-26-77 (6)
10. Freda Payne - Love Magnet -1-7-78 - (2)
11. Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love -1-21-78 (1)
12. Santa Esmerelda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood -1-28-78 (4)
13. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive 2-25-78 (7)
14. Kansas - Dust In The Wind -4-15-78 (3)
15. Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You 5-6-78 (3)
16. Earth,Wind, & Fire - Fantasy -5-22-78 (1)
17. Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen -6-3-78 (2)
18. Abba - Take A Chance On Me -6-17-78 (1)
19. Love & Kisses - How Much I Love You -6-24-78 (5)
20. Dee D Jackson - Automatic Lover -7-29-78 (3)
21. Pattie Brooks - After Dark -8-19-78 (4)
22. Chris Rea - Fool If You Think It's Over -9-16-78 (2)
23. Ritchie Family - I Feel Disco Good -9-30-78 (1)
24. Boston - Don't Look Back -10-7-78 (2)
25. Donna Summer - MacArthur Park -10-21-78 (11)
26. Abba - Summer Night City - 1-6-79 (7) *
27. Arabesque - Friday Night -2-17-79 (2)
28. Giorgio Moroder - Chase -3-10-79 (4)
29. Frank Mills - Music Box Dancer -4-7-79 (5)
30. Machine - There But For The Grace of God -5-12-79 (2)
31. Claudja Barry - Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes -5-26-79 (5)
32. Earth,Wind, & Fire & Emotions - Boogie Wonderland-6-30-79 (3)
33. Amii Stewart - Light My Fire -7-21-79 (5)
34. Ring - Savage lover -8-25-79 (1)
35. Night -Hot Summer Nights -9-1-79 (4)
36. Sniff N' The Tears - Driver's Seat -9-29-79 (1)
37. M - Pop Muzik -10-6-79 (5)
38. France joli- Come To Me -11-10-79 (2)
39. Crystal Gayle - Half the Way -11-24-79 (5) *
40. Yvonne Elliman - Love Pains -12-15-79 (1)
41. Rupert Holmes - Escape -1-5-80 (2)
42. E.L.O. - Last Train To London -1-19-80 (4)
43. Donna Summer - On The Radio -2-16-80 (5)
44. Dan Fogelberg - Longer -3-22-80 (1)
45. Crystal Gayle - It's like We never Said Goodbye -3-29-80 (2)
46. Jimmy Ruffin - Hold On To My Love -4-12-80 (5)
47. Blondie - Call Me -5-17-80 (3)
48. Gary Numan - Cars -6-7-80 (4)
49. Ann Margret - Midnight Message -7-5-80 (1)
50. Blondie - Atomic -7-12-80 (1)
51. Olivia Newton-John - Magic -7-19-80 (2)*
52. Meco -Empire Strikes Back -7-26-80 (4)
53. Irene Cara - Fame -8-30-80 (2)
54. Olivia Newton John & E.L.O. - Xanadu -9-13-80 (7)
55. Harry Thumann - Underwater -11-1-80 (2)
56. Viola Wills - If you Could Read my Mind -11-15-80 (3)
57. Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks -12-6-80 (8)
58. Abba - the Winner Takes It All - 1-31-81 (8)
59. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music 3-28-81 (6)
60. Juice Newton - Angel Of The morning 5-9-81 (4)
61. Neil Diamond- America 6-6-81 (5)
62. Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache 7-11-81 (5)
63. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet - Everlasting Love 8-15-81 (3)
64. Pat Benater - Fire And Ice 9-5-81 (2)
65. Moody Blues - the Voice 9-19-81 (7)
66. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme 11-7-81 (1)
67. Earth Wind & Fire - Let's Groove 11-14-81 (4)
68. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 12-12-81 (10)
69. Abba - When All Is Said And Done 2-20-82 (5)
70. Little River band - Take It Easy On Me 3-27-82 (1)
71. Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire/Titles 4-3-82 (6)
72. Human League - Don't You Want Me 5-15-82 (10)
73. Kim Wilde - Kids In America 7-24-82 (7)
74. Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better 9-11-82 (2)
75. Asia - Only Time Will Tell 9-25-82 (2)
76. Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran 10-9-82 (5)
77. Billy Joel - Pressure 11-13-82 (2)
78. Joe Jackson -Steppin' Out 11-27-82 (6)*
79. Pat Benatar - Shadows Of the Night 1-1-83 (1)
80. ABC - Look Of Love 1-22-83 (1)
81. Toto - Africa 1-29-83 (2)
82. Billy Joel - Allentown 2-12-83 (4)
83. Joe Jackson - Breaking Us In Two 3-12-83 (3)
84. ABC - Poison Arrow 4-2-83 (2)
85. Frida - I Know There's Something Going On 4-16-83 (1)
86. Styx - Mr. Roboto 4-23-83 (2)
87. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science 5-7-83 (2)
88. Irene Cara -Flashdance..What A Feeling 5-21-83 (12)
89. America - the Border 8-13-83 (3)
90. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance 9-3-83 (5)
91. Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All 10-8-83 (3)
92. Motels - Suddenly Last Summer 10-29-83 (5)

Most weeks In Top 100- by song WKS (Peak Position)
1. Human League - Don't You Want Me 40 (1)
2. Viola Wills - If You Could Ready My Mind 37 (1)
3. ABBA - Summer Night City 35 (1)
4. Belle Epoque - Miss Broadway 35 (38)
5. ABC - Look Of Love 34 (1)
6. Don Ray - Got To Have Loving 34 (3)
7. ABBA - Winner Takes It All 33 (1)
8. Harry Thumann - Underwater 33 (1)
9. Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed 33 (2)
10. Pendulum - Gypsy Spirit 33 (3)
11. Paul Davis - I Go Crazy 33 (4)
12. Olivia Newton-John & E.L.O. - Xanadu 32 (1)
13. Irene Cara - Fame 32 (1)
14. Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love 32 (1)
15. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break 32 (2)
16. Donna Summer - MacArthur Park 31 (1)
17. Frida - I Know There's Something Going On 31 (1)
18. Laura Branigan -Gloria 31 (3)
19. Blondie - Call Me 30 (1)
20. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play 30 (2)
21. Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O. 30 (2)
22. CJ & Co. - Devil's Gun 30 (2)
 
I've just been reading my comments on that thread as well...back in 2014 - they all still ring true!
My HMV Retrochart for this week will be uploaded tonight - can "Thriller" make it a second week at the summit?
I'm not sure of the actual date of THAT Friday night when Channel 4 showed the video of "Thriller" in full - but it blew our tiny 14 year old minds out of the water - hence why the song came straight in at Number One in my Retrochart last week - my apologies if I've got the actually date wrong - but that's what would have happened if I saw that video
 
Let's do this Retrochart properly! My Makers and Shakers this week include:

Number 50 - new entry for The Flying Pickets and their very unusual cover of Yazoo's "Only you":
 
Number 49 - new entry for someone else dressing up as a werewolf:
Ozzy Osbourne and "Bark at the moon":
 
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Number 46 - New entry for Howard Jones and his new single called "What is love":
"And maybe love is letting people be just what they want to be
The door must always be left unlocked"


Meanwhile, his debut single "New Song" falls to Number 45 this week!
 
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