Popjustice Retrochart - September 1983 - w/e 03/09/83

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 03/09/83
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01 01 10 First Picture Of You The Lotus Eaters SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 09 Cruel Summer Bananarama
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02 01 15 Every Breath You Take The Police
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04 04 04 Gold Spandau Ballet
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06 06 04 Long Hot Summer The Style Council
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05 05 06 Club Tropicana Wham!
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15 08 03 Red Red Wine UB40
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11 09 06 The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) Level 42
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09 09 12 Maniac Michael Sembello
 
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11 12 11 04 Disappearing Act Shalamar

12 10 10 10 I'm Still Standing Elton John
13 07 07 07 Everything Counts Depeche Mode
14 13 13 03 Wings Of A Dove Madness
15 14 14 08 Safety Dance Men Without Hats
16 08 08 08 Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band
17 16 15 05 Rockit Herbie Hancock
18 25 18 02 What Am I Gonna Do Rod Stewart
19 17 03 14 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
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20 20 18 07 Human Nature Michael Jackson
21 21 21 06 Big Log Robert Plant
22 19 06 09 Who's That Girl Eurythmics
23 --- 23 01 Chance Big Country FEATURED
24 23 01 20 Flashdance… What A Feeling Irene Cara
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25 --- 25 01 Confusion New Order FEATURED
26 --- 26 01 Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More) Cliff Richard FEATURED
27 35 27 02 Dolce Vita Ryan Paris
28 29 28 04 Tour De France Kraftwerk
29 30 29 05 Watching You Watching Me David Grant

30 24 22 13 Come Dancing The Kinks
31 26 14 07 Wrapped Around Your Finger The Police
32 27 04 12 IOU Freeez
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33 32 29 08 Promises Promises Naked Eyes
34 18 18 07 The Crown Gary Byrd & The GB Experience
35 37 35 04 Walking In The Rain Modern Romance
36 39 36 04 Don't Cry Asia

37 33 31 07 Right Now The Creatures
38 40 38 05 Holiday Road Lindsey Buckingham
39 45 39 04 Tonight I Celebrate My Love Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson

40 22 08 12 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Paul Young
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41 41 41 05 Burning Down The House Talking Heads
42 43 26 05 Love Blonde Kim Wilde
43 31 11 08 Never Stop Echo & The Bunnymen
44 --- 44 01 Warriors Gary Numan FEATURED
45 34 02 24 Our House Madness
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46 44 03 25 Blue Monday New Order
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47 38 38 04 Wait Until Tonight (My Love) Galaxy
48 42 41 08 Lawyers In Love Jackson Browne
49 47 29 12 Hang On Now Kajagoogoo
50 28 11 11 Come Live With Me Heaven 17
 
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51 53 51 02 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) Sheena Easton

52 36 18 10 It's A Mistake Men At Work
53 50 04 19 True Spandau Ballet
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54 57 54 03 Indian Summer The Belle Stars
55 49 14 16 Lady Love Me George Benson
56 48 02 30 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
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57 148 57 01 A Step In The Right Direction The Truth FEATURED
58 59 58 04 Tell Her About It Billy Joel

59 55 55 09 The Border America
60 52 52 06 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You Laura Branigan
61 61 61 04 Get Down Saturday Night Oliver Cheatham
62 62 40 15 Never Too Much Luther Vandross
63 54 54 05 Radio Free Europe REM
64 66 64 04 Vacances J'Oublie Tout Elegance
65 74 43 09 Puttin' On The Ritz Taco
66 58 35 14 Stand Back Stevie Nicks
67 51 04 21 Temptation Heaven 17
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68 64 07 17 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones
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69 67 05 20 (Keep Feeling) Fascination The Human League
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70 70 70 10 Heart To Heart Kenny Loggins
71 75 71 06 Amoureux Fous Julie & Herbert Leonard
72 78 72 03 You're Driving Me Out Of My Mind Little River Band
73 84 73 02 Only Lonely Divinyls

74 100 03 18 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
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75 63 11 19 Our Lips Are Sealed Fun Boy Three
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76 73 67 09 I Like Chopin Gazebo
77 76 76 04 Sunday Bloody Sunday U2
78 68 33 23 If You Could Read My Mind Viola Wills
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79 72 72 08 Take Me To Heart Quarterflash
80 77 55 10 Amor Tambien France Gall
81 80 09 28 Just An Illusion Imagination
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82 65 04 24 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran
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83 94 83 02 Midnight Blue Louise Tucker
84 56 04 14 Baby Jane Rod Stewart
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85 82 70 08 Au Bout De Mes Reves Jean-Jacques Goldmand
86 91 86 03 Waiting For Your Love Toto
87 --- 87 01 New Song Howard Jones FEATURED

88 71 63 08 Mona Lisa Lio
89 110 89 01 Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply FEATURED
90 86 86 04 I Can Hear Your Heartbeat Chris Rea
91 88 45 17 I'm In Love Evelyn Champagne King
92 --- 92 01 Les Jardins Du Ciel Jairo FEATURED
93 95 93 02 Peanut Butter Gwen Guthrie

94 93 25 17 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
95 83 83 05 Face To Face, Heart To Heart Twins
96 99 96 02 Kiss The Bride Elton John
97 96 22 25 Jack & Diane John Cougar
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98 60 40 08 Watching Thompson Twins
99 90 90 02 Vamos A La Playa Righera
100 79 14 17 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John
 
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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

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ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

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


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MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE:
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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
5 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police Nov 1981
5 Don't You Want Me Human League Jan 1982
5 Poison Arrow ABC Mar 1982
5 Maneater Hall & Oates Dec 1982
5 You Can't Hurry Love Phil Collins Jan 1983
5 Beat It Michael Jackson Apr 1983
4 On The Radio Donna Summer Mar 1980
4 Call Me Blondie May 1980
4 A Forest The Cure Jun 1980
4 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie Oct 1980
4 Kids In America Kim Wilde Apr 1981
4 Souvenir OMD Oct 1981
4 View From A Bridge Kim Wilde Apr 1982
4 Flashdance… What A Feeling! Irene Cara Jul 1983
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 03/09/83

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01 01 14 Every Breath You Take The Police FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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03 02 11 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
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02 01 16 Flashdance….What A Feeling Irene Cara
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04 04 06 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
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05 03 11 Baby Jane Rod Stewart
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08 06 04 Maniac Michael Sembello
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06 06 08 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield
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07 07 07 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler

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UK Official Singles Chart Top 100 w/e 03/09/83

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09 01 03 Red Red Wine UB40 103,000 NEW NUMBER ONE

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01 01 08 Give It Up K.C. & The Sunshine Band 77,000
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06 04 03 Wings Of A Dove Madness 47,000

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04 04 06 I'm Still Standing Elton John 42,000
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05 04 06 Club Tropicana Wham! 41,000
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Long Hot Summer (A Paris EP) Style Council 37,000

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27 08 02 What Am I Gonna Do Rod Stewart 33,000

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13 09 07 Walking In The Rain Modern Romance 30,000
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Watching You Watching Me David Grant 30,000
Well this week throws up a genuine surprise as most commentators (including myself) thought that KC & The Sunshine Band would retain the No 1 slot with "Give It Up" but it rescinds 1-2 (77,000) on a 7% sales decrease and indeed was never in with a chance of keeping the crown. Instead that passes to UB40 who claim their first UK No 1 with their cover of "Red Red Wine", it isn't the first song by Neil Diamond to make the top of course as the Monkees took "I'm A Believer" all the way in 1967, but for UB40, as noted last week, this is a major return to form, and in a way a return to form for the charts which have suffered for a long 15 weeks where the No 1 has failed to sell over 100,000 copies. "Red Red Wine" sold a very impressive 103,000 to break the cycle and wake the charts from their summer slumber.

Back in the top 10 for the 17th time Rod Stewart follows up the massive chart topping "Baby Jane" with "What Am I Gonna Do" which shoots 27-8 (33,000). The album "Body Wishes" revives in a minor fashion 24-17 but it is now his most successful album of the decade and hasn't dipped out of the Top 25 since its release 12 weeks ago.

If you fancy a Modern Romance "best of" album then you've only got to wait a few more months as one is due for Christmas and they lead the project with an uncharacteristic ballad "Walking In The Rain" which slinks 13-9 (30,000) and is a marked improvement on their last single "Don't Stop That Crazy Rhythm" which faltered at No 14 back in May- they now have a top 10 strike rate of 50%- an impressive feat.

Other acts doing well this week are my tipi for the top of last week. Madness can only progress 6-4 (47,000) though they record an identical sale to last week even without TOTP assistance. David Grant holds down the anchor position and sells 28,000 in the process and there are four other fallers, Spandau Ballet drop back 2-3 (50,000), Elton John ebbs 4-5 (42,000), Wham! dip 5-6 (41,000) and Style Council slump 3-8 (37,000).
Chart Entries
#17 Confusion New Order
#20 Mama Genesis
#22 Chance Big Country
#30 Warriors Gary Numan
#36 Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More) Cliff Richard
#47 She Loves You Beatles
#59 Secret Messages Electric Light Orchestra
#64 Bright Lights / Racist Friend Special AKA
#67 Jam On Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song) Newcleus
#77 What I Got Is What You Need Unique
#80 Dr Heckyll And Mr Jive Men At Work
#81 Your Dress John Foxx
#82 Just In Time Raw Silk
#86 A Time Like This Haywoode
#88 Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top) Monyaka
#90 There's Something Wrong In paradise Kid Creole And The Coconuts
#92 New Song Howard Jones
#94 Runnin' Junior
#97 Do My Ditty Patrick Gammon
#98 (It's Not Me) Talking A Flock Of Seagulls
100 Smooth Edwin Starr


UK Charts
NME Singles Chart Gold Spandau Ballet SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart Everything Counts Depeche Mode FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Album Chart 18 Greatest Hits Michael Jackson & The Jackson Five THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 03/09/83

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02 01 17 Sweet Dreams Eurythmics NEW NUMBER ONE
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03 02 14 Maniac Michael Sembello
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01 01 14 Every Breath You Take The Police
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05 04 11 Puttin' On The Ritz Taco
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04 03 15 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
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11 06 11 The Safety Dance Men Without Hats
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12 07 06 Tell Her About It Billy Joel
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06 06 10 It's A Mistake Men At Work
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09 09 10 I'll Tumble 4 Ya Culture Club
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13 10 07 Human Nature Michael Jackson

Chart Entries
#56 Sitting At The Wheel Moody Blues
#60 Suddenly Last Summer Motels
#74 Delirious Prince
#82 Unconditional Love Donna Summer
#83 This Time Bryan Adams
#85 Foolin' Def Leppard
#87 Fight Fire With Fire Kansas
#88 All I Need To Know Bette Midler
#90 What She's Got Liquid Gold
#95 Take Away Big Ric


US Charts
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Billboard Magazine 03/09/83
Billboard 200 Albums Synchronicity The Police SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary How Am I Supposed To Live Without You Laura Branigan NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Rockit Herbie Hancock SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Cold Blooded Rick James NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 03/09/83

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01 01 15 Our House Madness SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 13 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
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03 01 15 Every Breath You Take The Police
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07 04 11 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) Eurythmics
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05 05 13 Never Let You Go Sergio Mendes
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06 06 14 China Girl David Bowie
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11 07 09 Maniac Michael Sembello
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08 08 12 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
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09 09 09 1999 Prince
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04 01 16 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant

Chart Entries
#45 Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) Sheena Easton
#47 One Thing Leads To Another Fixx
#50 True Spandau Ballet


Canada Charts
RPM Magazine 03/09/83
Canadian Album Chart Let's Dance David Bowie NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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The Australian Countdown Chart Top 50 w/e 04/09/83

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01 01 12 Flashdance…What A Feeling Irene Cara SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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06 06 04 Maniac Michael Sembello
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02 02 08 Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
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03 03 08 Shiny Shiny Haysi Fantayzee
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04 04 07 She Works Hard For The Money Donna Summer
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07 03 06 Australiana Austen Tayshus
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11 07 03 True Spandau Ballet
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05 02 11 Every Breath You Take The Police
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14 09 05 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield
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18 10 03 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John

Chart Entries
#22 Maggie Foster & Allen
#38 Double Dutch Malcolm McLaren
#42 Tell Her About It Billy Joel
#44 Puttin' On The Ritz Taco
#46 Lawyers In Love Jackson Browne
#47 Back To The Streets Moving Pictures
#49 Family Man Hall & Oates


Top 100 Entries
#95 Have You Been Telling Me Lies Wendy & The Rockets
#99 Straight From The Heart Bryan Adams


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Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 100 04/09/83
ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Countdown Album Chart Flashdance Original Sountrack SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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# Artist - Song - Last Week - (Weeks Charted)

1. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance 2 (11)
2. America - the Border 1 (12)
3. Asia - Don't Cry 15 (6)
4. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams 4 (16)
5. Police - Every Breath You Take 5 (14)
6. Heaven 17 - Come Live With Me 6 (11)
7. Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz 12 (11)
8. Stevie Nicks - Stand Back 3 (14)
9. Human League - Keep Feeling Fascination 8 (15)
10. Little River band - You're Driving me Out Of My Mind 14 (7)
11. Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed 7 (14)
12. Quarterflash- Take Me To Heart 11 (12)
13. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart 27 (8)
14. Heaven 17 - Temptation 9 (12)
15. Louise Tucker - Midnight Blue 21 (12)
16. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know 10 (14)
17. Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All 29 (6)
18. Naked Eyes - Promises Promises 22 (8)
19. Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money 19 (14)
20. Lotus Eaters - First Picture Of You 17 (10)
21. Twins - Face To Face, Heart To Heart 16 (10)
22. New Order - Blue Monday 20 (13)
23. Michael Sembello - Maniac 24 (13)
24. Irene Cara - Flashdance.. What A Feeling 13 (23)
25. Crystal Gayle - Baby What About You 26 (6)
26. Shalamar - Dead Giveaway 30 (11)
27. Men At Work - It's A Mistake 28 (10)
28. Truth - Confusion 18 (12)
29. Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road 35 (5)
30. Tears For Fears - Change 39 (5)
31. Zebra - Who's Behind The Door 25 (9)
32. Laura Branigan - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You 33 (10)
33. Total Coelo - Milk From The Coconut 36 (4)
34. George Benson - Lady Love Me 38 (7)
35. ABC - Date Stamp 44 (4)
36. Spandau Ballet - True 45 (5)
37. Ministry - Revenge 37 (4)
38. Madness - It Must Be Love 48 (3)
39. Animals - Night 50 (4)
40. Robert Plant - Big Log 54 (5)
41. Jackson Browne - Lawyers In Love 47 (9)
42. Michael Jackson - Human Nature 49 (7)
43. Juice Newton - Tell Her No 57 (4)
44. Kajagoogoo - Hang On Now 56 (9)
45. Frank Stallone - Far From Over 52 (6)
46. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House 53 (6)
47. I-Ten - Taking A Cold Look 55 (4)
48. Agnetha Faltskog - Can't Shake Loose 60 (2)
49. Blackfoot - Teenage Idol 69 (6)
50. Sheena Easton - Telefone 59 (3)
51. Freez - I.O.U. 42 (10)
52. Hayzi Fantazye - Shiny Shiny 43 (7)
53. Truth - Step In The Right Direction < (1)
54. Hollies - Stop In The Name Of Love 32 (14)
55. Police - King Of Pain 61 (2)
56. H2o - Dream To Sleep 34 (9)
57. Fixx - Saved By Zero 23 (15)
58. Madness - Our House 48 (18)
59. Kinks - Don't Forget To Dance 65 (3)
60. Any Trouble - Touch And Go 58 (4)
61. Motels - Suddenly Last Summer < (1)
62. Paul Anka - Hold Me Till The Morning Comes 62 (12)
63. Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away 63 (6)
64. Aztec Camera - Oblivious 66 (2)
65. Jeffrey Osbourne - Don't You Get So Mad 67 (8)
66. Rick Springfield -Human Touch 64 (9)
67. Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - Busy Doing Nothing 68 (3)
68. Flock Of Seagulls - Nightmares 70 (6)
69. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Everyday I Write The Book 71 (3)
70. Agnetha Faltskog - Wrap Your Arms Around Me 72 (3)
71. Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another 75 (2)
72. Belle Stars - Indian Summer 73 (3)
73. Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance 74 (4)
74. Tony Carey - West Coast Summer Nights 41 (10)
75. Moody Blues - Sitting At The Wheel < (1)
76. Liquid Gold - What She's Got < (1)
77. Rita Coolidge - All time high 40 (10)
78. Spandau Ballet - Communication 78 (10)
79. Berlin - Metro 79 (23)
80. Heart - How Can I Refuse 94 (2)
81. S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me 96 (2)
82. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man 82 (7)
83. Kinks - Come Dancing 46 (18)
84. Wham U.K. - Bad Boys 88 (3)
85. Chris Deburgh - Ship To Shore 89 (3)
86. Midnight Star - Freak-A-Zoid 95 (2)
87. Thompson Twins - Watching 76 (8)
88. Echo & the Bunnymen - Never Stop 77 (8)
89. Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue 86 (21)
90. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long 97 (2)
91. Stacy Lattisaw - Miracles 93 (2)
92. F.R. David - Words 92 (6)
93. Journey - After The Fall 87 (9)
94. Robert Hazard - Change Reaction 91 (5)
95. Carlene Carter - Meant It For A Minute < (1)
96. Ian Hunter - All The Good One's Are Taken < (1)
97. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love 99 (2)
98. Kansas - Fight Fire With Fire < (1)
99. Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - Islands In The Stream < (1)
100. Prince - 1999 51 (24)
Dropouts
Coconuts - Did You Have To Love Me
Tears For Fears - Mad World
Shakatak - Dark Is The Night
ABC - All Of My Heart
Roman Holiday - Stand By
E.L.O. - Rock & Roll Is King
Madness - Our House
Cure - the Walk
Sergio Mendes- Never Gonna Let You Go
 
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 9
4. Little River Band 8
5. Abba 7
6. Crystal Gayle 7
7. Blondie 6
8. Pat Benatar 6

9. Chic 6

10. Earth, Wind & Fire 5
11. Meco 5
12. Air Supply 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 (1)
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)
 
Before I reveal the HMV Retrochart - the Makers and Shakers: There are 10 new entries this week - the first of which:

Number 50 - all the way from High Wycombe comes Howard Jones with his debut single called "New Song":
 
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Number 45 - new entry for A Flock of Seagulls who return with "(It's not me) Talking" and what a video!
 
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