Popjustice Retrochart Vault

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05/01/1980 15 09 Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2139.5
02/02/1980 12 14 Save Me 2922
14/06/1980 06 15 Play The Game
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4283.5
16/08/1980 01 22 Another One Bites The Dust
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6733.5
29/11/1980 77 04 Need Your Lovin Tonight 844
06/12/1980 01 14 Flash
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4507.5
07/11/1981 01 15 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
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7297
01/05/1982 11 10 Body Language 2626
12/06/1982 13 09 Las Palabras De Amor 2503.5
31/07/1982 73 07 Calling All Girls 784
21/08/1982 15 08 Backchat 1384
04/02/1984 01 20 Radio Gaga
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4731
14/04/1984 05 11 I Want To Break Free
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3559.5
28/07/1984 08 10 It's A Hard Life 2459
22/09/1984 15 07 Hammer To Fall 1911+
08/12/1984 08 04 Thank God It's Christmas 1128+


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13/09/1980 05 13 Masterblaster (Jammin)
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4180.5
29/11/1980 02 17 Ain't Gonna Stand For It
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3763
07/03/1981 03 13 Lately
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3572
25/07/1981 01 10 Happy Birthday
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3340
16/01/1982 20 13 That Girl 2137.5
10/04/1982 11 15 Ebony & Ivory Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
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3605
05/06/1982 06 10 Do I Do
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3421
25/09/1982 97 01 Ribbon In The Sky 238
23/10/1982 116 0 Used To Be Charlene & Stevie Wonder 416
22/01/1983 133 0 Frontline 338

18/08/1984 04 17 I Just Called To Say I Love You
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3424+
01/12/1984 105 0 Love Light In Flight 324+

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They have racked up 10 top five hits in four years. Their last seven consecutively.

21/02/1981 02 13 Planet Earth
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444,600
16/05/1981 23 08 Careless Memories 158,000
25/07/1981 06 13 Girls On Film
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458,600
28/11/1981 09 11 My Own Way
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368,950
15/05/1982 01 29 Hungry Like The Wolf
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713,400
21/08/1982 02 21 Save A Prayer
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516,400
09/10/1982 131 0 Carnival EP 216
30/10/1982 04 19 Rio
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426,150
26/03/1983 04 24 Is There Something I Should Know?
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407,100
29/10/1983 03 15 Union Of The Snake
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323,900
14/01/1984 03 10 New Moon On Monday 246,000
21/04/1984 02 11 The Reflex
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513,800
27/10/1984 02 16 Wild Boys
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478,800
04/05/1985 01 03 A View To A Kill 145,400
to date 01/06/85
 
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15/11/1980 08 13 To Cut A Long Story Short
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3507
24/01/1981 09 08 The Freeze 2189
04/04/1981 07 10 Musclebound 2502
18/07/1981 04 11 Chant #1 (I Don't Need This Pressure)
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4047
14/11/1981 45 05 Paint Me Down 1005
30/01/1982 41 08 She Loved Like Diamond 1138.5
10/04/1982 05 11 Instinction
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3638
02/10/1982 02 09 Lifeline
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3280.5
12/02/1983 04 10 Communication
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3222
23/04/1983 04 30 True
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5164
13/08/1983 04 24 Gold
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4193
09/06/1984 07 19 Only When You Leave
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3725
25/08/1984 14 08 I'll Fly For You 1852
20/10/1984 17 07 Highly Strung 1503.5+
08/12/1984 22 04 Round And Round 861+

to date 29/12/84
 
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12/09/1981 43 10 Aie A Mwana 1759.5
13/02/1982 05 19 Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
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4337
10/04/1982 02 10 Really Saying Something Bananarama & Fun Boy Three
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4571
03/07/1982 05 24 Shy Boy
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4917
27/11/1982 29 08 Cheers Then 1484
26/02/1983 06 13 Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) 2549
09/07/1983 02 24 Cruel Summer
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5433+
03/03/1984 01 19 Robert De Niro's Waiting
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4669
19/05/1984 08 21 Rough Justice
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3871.5

29/09/1984 40 08 The Wild Life 1489+
24/11/1984 29 06 Hotline To Heaven 990+

to date 29/12/84
 
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Songs that set records / debuted in the top ten - a chronology.


12/01/80 Oh Susie Secret Service #28 HIGHEST EVER DEBUT
26/01/80 Too Much Too Young The Specials #11 HIGHEST EVER DEBUT
16/02/80 Call Me Blondie #8 HIGHEST EVER DEBUT, FIRST EVER DEBUT IN THE TOP TEN
23/02/80 Atomic Blondie #2 HIGHEST EVER DEBUT, FIRST ACT TO DEBUT IN THE TOP TEN TWICE, FIRST ACT TO DEBUT IN THE TOP TEN IN TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS
15/03/80 Happy House Siouxsie & The Banshees #7
22/03/80 Going Underground The Jam #2 FASTEST CHART TOPPER (made #1 the next week)
17/05/80 Over You Roxy Music #10
16/08/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie #6
27/09/80 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police #3
01/11/80 The Ace Of Spades Motorhead #10
01/11/80 Fashion David Bowie #5 FIRST WEEK TO HAVE TWO SIMULTANEOUS TOP TEN DEBUTS
08/11/80 The Tide Is High Blondie #9 FIRST ACT TO DEBUT IN THE TOP TEN THREE TIMES
15/11/80 Super Trouper ABBA #5
27/12/80 Imagine John Lennon #5

24/01/81 Rapture Blondie #9 FIRST ACT TO DEBUT IN THE TOP TEN FOUR TIMES
09/05/81 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants #3
18/07/81 Chant #1 (I Don't Need This Pressure) Spandau Ballet #9
25/07/81 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder #9
08/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League #10
12/09/81 Prince Charming Adam & The Ants #5
12/12/81 One Of Us ABBA #6

13/02/82 A Town Called Malice / Precious The Jam #9
03/04/82 More Than This Roxy Music #8
17/04/82 View From A Bridge Kim Wilde #6
22/05/82 House Of Fun Madness #3
19/06/82 Avalon Roxy Music #9
21/08/82 What Soft Cell #8
21/08/82 Save A Prayer Duran Duran #7
18/09/82 Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) The Jam #7
22/11/82 Mirror Man Human League #6

26/03/83 Let's Dance David Bowie #6
26/03/83 Is There Something I Should Know Duran Duran #5
09/04/83 Church Of The Poison Mind Culture Club #10
03/09/83 Mama Genesis #4

We are still waiting for our first instant chart topper.

to date 03/09/83
 
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12/01/1980 50 11 The Second Time Around 1387
09/02/1980 77 08 Right In The Socket 1020
30/08/1980 18 09 I Owe You One 2362
20/12/1980 42 15 Full Of Fire 1691
28/03/1981 12 15 Make That Move 2641
20/03/1982 13 11 I Can Make You Feel Good 2925
10/04/1982 10 19 A Night To Remember
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4734.5
04/09/1982 08 10 There It Is 2780
20/11/1982 04 12 Friends 2659
11/06/1983 09 12 Dead Giveaway 2955
13/08/1983 10 05 Disappearing Act 1996
15/10/1983 18 06 Over And Over 1279
17/03/1984 42 10 Dancing In The Sheets 1456

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05/01/1980 48 06 We Don't Talk Anymore 657
02/02/1980 12 12 Carrie 2778.5
16/08/1980 20 17 Dreamin
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3702.5
25/10/1980 30 06 Suddenly Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard 1343
13/12/1980 10 16 A Little In Love
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3005
25/04/1981 62 11 Give A Little Bit More 1315
29/08/1981 15 13 Wired For Sound
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3156
21/11/1981 39 10 Daddy's Home 1967
17/07/1982 17 14 The Only Way Out 2554
18/09/1982 57 11 Where Do We Go From Here 1272
27/11/1982 22 08 Little Town 1314
19/02/1983 25 07 She Means Nothing To Me Phil Everly & Cliff Richard 1044
23/04/1983 91 03 True Love Ways 478
03/09/1983 08 07 Never Say Die (Give A Little Bit More) 1769
26/11/1983 36 05 Please Don't Fall In Love 838
31/03/1984 95 03 Baby You're Dynamite 519
28/04/1984 99 02 Ocean Deep 644
06/10/1984 117 0 Shooting From The Heart 713+
03/11/1984 218 0 Two To The Power Of Love Janet Jackson & Cliff Richard 1


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05/01/1980 14 23 John I'm Only Dancing (Again)
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3091
01/03/1980 28 08 Alabama Song 2540
26/07/1980 97 01 Crystal Japan 270
16/08/1980 01 23 Ashes To Ashes
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7679.5
01/11/1980 01 14 Fashion
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4588.5
10/01/1981 10 07 Scary Monsters 1760.5
28/03/1981 25 07 Up The Hill Backwards 1263
07/11/1981 01 15 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
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7297
28/11/1981 23 10 Wild Is The Wind 2578.5
06/03/1982 76 04 Baal's Hymn EP 379
10/04/1982 32 08 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) 1448
18/12/1982 68 04 Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy David Bowie & Bing Crosby 376
26/03/1983 01 15 Let's Dance
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4473
04/06/1983 07 09 China Girl 2138
17/09/1983 02 13 Modern Love
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3130.5
10/03/1984 #102 Without You 186
15/09/1984 02 11 Blue Jean David Bowie
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3175+
01/12/1984 60 04 Tonight David Bowie 443+

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05/01/1980 18 11 I Wanna Be Your Lover 2541
05/04/1980 17 15 Sexy Dancer
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3576.5
05/04/1980 15 08 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad 2263.5
28/06/1980 #117 Still Waiting 417
20/09/1980 30 13 Uptown 2297.5
13/12/1980 37 09 Dirty Mind 1432.5
28/02/1981 92 02 Head 347
04/04/1981 #131 Do It All Night 112
20/06/1981 83 04 Gotta Stop (Messin About) 626
26/09/1981 30 16 Controversy
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3395
16/01/1982 95 01 Let's Work 462
23/10/1982 16 18 1999
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3529
26/02/1983 20 11 Little Red Corvette 1923
03/09/1983 19 11 Delerious 1982
17/12/1983 36 08 Let's Pretend We're Married 1123
02/06/1984 01 19 When Doves Cry
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4969
04/08/1984 55 12 Let's Go Crazy 1681
22/09/1984 10 13 Purple Rain 2873+
08/12/1984 10 04 I Would Die 4 U 1049+

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05/01/1980 05 10 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough 2506
05/01/1980 01 18 Rock With You
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6276.5
05/01/1980 09 10 Off The Wall 2198.5
19/04/1980 06 11 She's Out Of My Life
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3836
26/07/1980 36 06 Girlfriend 1010
25/04/1981 19 19 One Day In Your Life
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3345.5
06/11/1982 02 15 The Girl Is Mine Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
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3875.5
22/01/1983 01 18 Billie Jean
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5441
26/02/1983 01 15 Beat It
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4438
28/05/1983 06 12 Wanna Be Startin' Something
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3056
23/07/1983 18 12 Human Nature 2554
01/10/1983 22 15 PYT (Pretty Young Thing) 2534
15/10/1983 02 18 Say Say Say Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
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4717
19/11/1983 03 19 Thriller
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4627
02/06/1984 54 09 Farewell My Summer Love 1186

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Their first 17 singles made the top twenty.

05/01/1980 18 06 One Step Beyond 1409.5
05/01/1980 06 12 My Girl
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3412
05/04/1980 07 12 Night Boat To Cairo
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4290.5
13/09/1980 05 18 Baggy Trousers
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5186.5
22/11/1980 05 12 Embarrassment
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3585
24/01/1981 14 09 The Return Of The Los Palmos 7 2186
25/04/1981 09 09 Grey Day 2415
26/09/1981 15 08 Shut Up 2526
05/12/1981 04 16 It Must Be Love
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6196.5
20/02/1982 17 07 Cardiac Arrest 1865
22/05/1982 01 11 House Of Fun
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4261.5
24/07/1982 05 09 Driving In My Car 2931
27/11/1982 02 29 Our House
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5528
19/02/1983 12 08 Tomorrow's Just Another Day 1620
20/08/1983 11 08 Wings Of A Dove 1758
05/11/1983 13 13 The Sun And The Rain 2305
11/02/1984 17 07 Michael Caine 1652
02/06/1984 21 07 One Better Day 1350

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The first act to have three consecutive GOLD certified singles.

09/02/1980 33 10 Red Frame White Light 1552
05/04/1980 21 13 Electricty 2850
03/05/1980 02 18 Messages
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6082
04/10/1980 03 20 Enola Gay
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6470.5
15/08/1981 01 17 Souvenir
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6519
24/10/1981 07 15 Joan Of Arc
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4825
23/01/1982 06 12 Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Of Joan Of Arc)
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3650.5
10/04/1982 78 05 She's Leaving 636
19/02/1983 10 07 Genetic Engineering 1519
09/04/1983 33 06 Telegraph 638
14/04/1984 17 09 Locomotion 1780
16/06/1984 23 09 Talking Loud And Clear 1655
08/09/1984 34 08 Tesla Girls 1408
10/11/1984 57 04 Never Turn Away 698+

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19/01/1980 79 01 Victim Of Love 258
03/05/1980 27 15 Little Jeannie
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3102.5
09/08/1980 66 05 Sartorial Eloquence (Don't You Wanna Play This Game No More) 743
04/04/1981 97 01 I Saw Her Standing There Elton John feat John Lennon 202
09/05/1981 23 10 Nobody Wins 2019
20/06/1981 75 06 Breaking Down The Barriers 799
25/07/1981 79 05 Chloe 1137
20/03/1982 14 18 Empty Garden
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3539
27/03/1982 08 15 Blue Eyes
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4592
05/06/1982 86 07 Princess 910
11/12/1982 64 04 All Quiet On The Western Front 558
30/04/1983 14 40 I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
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5246
14/05/1983 10 15 I'm Still Standing
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3240
06/08/1983 18 10 Kiss The Bride 1818
10/12/1983 18 09 Cold As Christmas 1543
26/05/1984 04 16 Sad Songs (Say So Much)
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3506
11/08/1984 15 07 Passengers 1702
08/09/1984 89 02 Who Wears These Shoes 572
01/12/1984 #186 In Neon 167+

to date 24/09/83
 
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28/03/1981 05 12 Making Your Mind Up
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3330
06/06/1981 14 09 Piece Of The Action 2378
15/08/1981 19 10 One Of Those Nights 2622
21/11/1981 10 15 Land Of Make Believe
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5118
27/03/1982 07 15 My Camera Never Lies
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4283
19/06/1982 28 09 Now Those Days Are Gone 1821
20/11/1982 05 14 If You Can't Stand The Heat 2861
12/03/1983 11 09 Run For Your Life 1822
18/06/1983 04 09 When We Were Young 2516+
01/10/1983 26 06 London Town 1166
26/11/1983 55 09 Rules Of The Game 1032
25/08/1984 14 08 Talking In Your Sleep 1710
27/10/1984 52 03 Golden Days 590
29/12/1984 24 01 I Hear Talk 229+

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05/01/1980 26 03 Ladies Night 501
19/01/1980 21 13 Too Hot 2315
12/07/1980 #250 Hanging Out 30
25/10/1980 01 25 Celebration
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7454.5
21/02/1981 21 13 Jones vs Jones 2374
30/05/1981 14 09 Take It To The Top 2008
17/10/1981 27 15 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want) 2437.5
31/10/1981 21 10 Steppin' Out 2550.5
19/12/1981 05 21 Get Down On It
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5147
07/08/1982 20 10 Big Fun 1669
16/10/1982 29 19 Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancing) 2614
18/12/1982 92 03 Hi De Hi, Ho De Ho 325
05/11/1983 04 18 Joanna
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3804
10/12/1983 13 09 Straight Ahead 1876
25/02/1984 57 14 Tonight 1473
14/04/1984 30 04 When You Say You Love Somebody (In The Heart) 1195
24/11/1984 #166 Misled 219+
24/11/1984 17 06 Fresh 1381+

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