Popjustice Retrochart Vault

Most weeks on the Retrochart Top 100 - by artist
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129 Donna Summer (includes 17 weeks with Barbara Streisand)
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117 ABBA
104 Talking Heads
101 Blondie (+9 solo Debby Harry)
92 Adam & The Ants
92 The Police
87 Grace Jones
83 David Bowie
82 Sheena Easton
81 Diana Ross (includes 7 weeks with Lionel Richie)
79 Madness
78 Queen
73 The Beat
73 Michael Jackson

72 ELO (includes 26 weeks with Olivia Newton-John)
68 OMD
68 The Clash
67 Cliff Richard
66 Ultravox
66 Lio
65 Billy Joel
65 Human League
63 Kool & The Gang
62 Prince
60 Christopher Cross
60 John Lennon

to w/e 26/09/81
 
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Most weeks on the Retrochart Top 100 - by artist


129 Donna Summer (includes 17 weeks with Barbara Streisand)
117 ABBA
104 Talking Heads
101 Blondie (+9 solo Debby Harry)
92 Adam & The Ants
92 The Police
87 Grace Jones
83 David Bowie
82 Sheena Easton
81 Diana Ross (includes 7 weeks with Lionel Richie)

79 Madness
78 Queen
73 The Beat
73 Michael Jackson

72 ELO (includes 26 weeks with Olivia Newton-John)
68 OMD
68 The Clash
67 Cliff Richard
66 Ultravox
66 Lio
65 Billy Joel
65 Human League
63 Kool & The Gang
62 Prince
60 Christopher Cross
60 John Lennon
Fantastic stuff, it's just like the Guinness Book Of Hit Singles! Hope these get updated every once in a while.
 
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159 ABBA
142 The Police
129 Human League
129 Donna Summer (includes 17 weeks with Barbara Streisand)
127 Diana Ross (includes 14 weeks with Lionel Richie)

121 Adam & The Ants (+4 solo Adam Ant)
120 David Bowie (includes 15 weeks with Queen)
112 ELO
(includes 26 weeks with Olivia Newton-John)
111 Madness
111 Hall & Oates
110 Sheena Easton
110 OMD
109 Kool & The Gang

107 Blondie (+10 solo Debby Harry)
105 Olivia Newton-John (includes 26 weeks with ELO and 6 weeks with Cliff Richard)
104 Talking Heads
101 Queen (includes 15 weeks with David Bowie)

96 Genesis (+51 solo Phil Collins)
94 The Clash
91 The Beat
89 Christopher Cross
87 Grace Jones
85 Cliff Richard
84 Ultravox
79 Prince
79 Billy Joel
78 Stevie Wonder (includes 10 weeks with Paul McCartney)
77 Shalamar
75 The Jam
74 Michael Jackson
73 The Nolans
72 Gary Numan
67 Elton John (includes 1 week with John Lennon)
66 Visage
66 Japan
66 Lio
65 Air Supply
64 Spandau Ballet
64 The Pretenders
64 Pat Benatar
63 Kim Wilde
63 Roxy Music
62 Squeeze
61 Journey
61 XTC
61 John Lennon (includes 1 week with Elton John)
60 Dollar
60 Vangelis (includes 22 weeks with Jon)


to w/e 12/06/82
 
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Now we are almost 3 years in, I'm going to start adding chart histories for some of the acts racking up hits. I'll re-edit as time goes by. Although he's been a bit patchy so far, as he is currently number one, we'll start with macca!

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05/01/1980 13 04 Wonderful Christmastime 753
19/04/1980 12 14 Coming Up
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3391.5
21/06/1980 16 08 Waterfalls 2018
10/04/1982 11 15 Ebony & Ivory Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
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3605
03/07/1982 01 06 Take It Away
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4475
02/10/1982 19 07 Tug Of War 1370
06/11/1982 02 15 The Girl Is Mine Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
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3875.5
15/10/1983 02 18 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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4717
17/12/1983 03 11 Pipes Of Peace 2550
24/12/1983 41 07 So Bad 1057
06/10/1984 02 13 No More Lonely Nights
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3705+
24/11/1984 75 03 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus 499+

to date 29/12/84
 
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05/01/1980 71 01 Chiquitita 82
05/01/1980 09 12 Gimme Gimme Gimme 2059.5
05/01/1980 02 22 I Have A Dream
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3990.5
26/07/1980 01 38 The Winner Takes It All 9203
15/11/1980 03 18 Super Trouper
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5356
20/12/1980 86 08 On And On And On 1329
02/05/1981 01 18 Lay All Your Love On Me
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4938
12/12/1981 02 11 One Of Us
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5328.5
26/12/1981 25 14 When All Is Said And Done
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3151.5
20/02/1982 04 09 Head Over Heels 2725
17/04/1982 19 08 Visitors 2148
23/10/1982 01 16 The Day Before You Came
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3884
11/12/1982 04 12 Under Attack 2356.5
12/11/1983 19 08 Thank You For The Music 1524

Biggest hits:
01 The Winner Takes It All #1 (6 weeks) 9203
02 Super Trouper #3 5356
03 One Of Us #2 5328.5
04 Lay All Your Love On Me #1 (3 week) 4938
05 I Have A Dream #2 3990.5

to date 29/12/84
 
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05/01/1980 80 03 Dim All The Lights 276
05/01/1980 35 05 Bad Girls 695.5
05/01/1980 02 17 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (with Barbra Streisand)
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4342
05/01/1980 01 20 On The Radio
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7101.5
21/06/1980 19 24 Sunset People
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3871
12/07/1980 96 01 Could It Be Magic 442
06/09/1980 21 14 Walk Away
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3629
20/09/1980 22 10 The Wanderer 2561.5
15/11/1980 36 10 Who Do You Think You're Fooling 1979
29/11/1980 14 14 Cold Love 2774.5
27/12/1980 64 11 Looking Up 1360
19/06/1982 03 07 Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
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4317.5
02/10/1982 05 23 State Of Independence
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4562.5
04/12/1982 30 11 I Feel Love (Remix) 1531
18/12/1982 29 14 The Woman In Me 2242
28/05/1983 03 18 She Works Hard For The Money
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4756
17/09/1983 12 10 Unconditional Love 2140
25/02/1984 124 0 Love Has A Mind Of Its Own / Stop, Look & Listen 220
11/08/1984 23 13 There Goes My Baby 2267
03/11/1984 10 09 Supernatural Love 2391+

to date 29/12/84
 
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05/01/1980 72 03 It's My House 231
12/07/1980 01 20 Upside Down
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6695.5
20/09/1980 04 12 My Old Piano
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3661
04/10/1980 09 12 I'm Coming Out
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3509.5
15/11/1980 11 16 It's My Turn
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3256
28/03/1981 54 08 One More Chance 1024
30/05/1981 61 03 Crying My Heart Out For You 687
01/08/1981 07 14 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
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4116.5
17/10/1981 14 16 Why Do Fools Fall In Love
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4010
09/01/1982 15 15 Mirror Mirror 2916.5
23/01/1982 108 0 Tenderness 139
10/04/1982 08 14 Work That Body
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3510
07/08/1982 68 07 It's Never Too Late 849
02/10/1982 17 10 Muscles 2905
15/01/1983 52 07 So Close 903
25/06/1983 27 09 Pieces Of Ice 1472
22/10/1983 89 04 Upfront 618
24/12/1983 96 02 Let's Go Up 581
01/09/1984 27 17 Swept Away 2735+
15/09/1984 30 10 Touch By Touch 2001+
11/08/1984 217 0 All Of You Julio Iglasias & Diana Ross 3
01/12/1984 26 04 Missing You 771+

to date 29/12/84
 
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05/01/1980 17 16 Empire State Human 2359.5
03/05/1980 26 15 Holiday 80 EP 2457
31/05/1980 28 12 Only After Dark 2489.5
28/02/1981 43 05 Boys & Girls 715
02/05/1981 11 14 The Sound Of The Crowd
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3372
08/08/1981 01 15 Love Action (I Believe In Love)
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6609
10/10/1981 08 15 Open Your Heart
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4355.5
21/11/1981 01 36 Don't You Want Me 9157.5
09/01/1982 12 09 Being Boiled 2554
20/11/1982 03 22 Mirror Man
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4392.5
23/04/1983 05 22 (Keep Feeling) Fascination
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3823
05/05/1984 10 10 The Lebanon 2296
30/06/1984 16 07 Life On Your Own 1477
17/11/1984 33 07 Louise 1135

to date 29/12/84
 
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26/07/1980 11 19 Kings Of The Wild Frontier
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4850
11/10/1980 10 15 Dog Eat Dog
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3891
06/12/1980 03 17 Antmusic
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5155
27/12/1980 19 09 Young Parisians 2095.5
24/01/1981 26 07 Cartrouble 1180
24/01/1981 45 06 Zerox 927
09/05/1981 03 16 Stand And Deliver
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5198
12/09/1981 02 15 Prince Charming
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6065
12/12/1981 23 07 Ant Rap 1953.5
27/02/1982 21 08 Deutscher Girls 1800
13/03/1982 94 02 Antmusic EP 202

22/05/1982 03 11 Goody Two Shoes
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4218
18/09/1982 14 08 Friend Or Foe 1943.5
27/11/1982 36 15 Desperate But Not Serious 1635
29/10/1983 25 07 Puss N Boots 1159
10/12/1983 77 06 Strip 910
22/09/1984 40 05 Apollo 9 971.5


to date 07/08/82
 
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