Popjustice Retrochart w/e 04/07/81

THE RETROCHART
We are taking a trip down memory lane

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The Rules


- This is a retrochart which commenced week ending 5 January 1980.

- Post in the thread or start a new conversation with me with your top 10/20/100 songs of each week.

- Each week I will post a list of new entries and releases that are eligible to chart and links to international charts (click on the flag / icon for the hyperlink).

- The list will not be exhaustive and you are free to add any more obscure songs on your personal list released up to that date or songs contemporaneously charting on international charts. If you do I would appreciate any links to evidence the release date or chart history to update the archive.

- You are free to use your own personal charts from the time (if you have them) or create an updated list for this chart.

- Please rank your songs from your favourite downwards. (eg #1 down to #100)

- Your #1 gets 100 points, #2 gets 99 points etc

- The weekly PJOPS Retrochart is compiled from accumulated points each week.

- It would be fantastic if you could regularly contribute lists but understandably there may be weeks you can not. If someone fails to contribute towards a weekly chart their previous week’s choices will be frozen and contribute to the chart but the points will be halved. This is to prevent wild fluctuations in chart positions depending on contributions.

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 04/07/81

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01 01 13 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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EIGHTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 03 Ghost Town The Specials

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02 02 09 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
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34 05 02 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton HIGHCLIMBER

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09 06 04 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers

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04 03 09 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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08 07 06 If Leaving Me Is Easy Phil Collins

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07 08 05 All Stood Still Ultravox
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13 10 06 Spellbound Siouxsie & The Banshees
 
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11 06 05 08 I Want To Be Free Toyah
12 32 12 03 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club FEATURED
13 19 13 03 Doors Of Your Heart The Beat
14 18 14 06 You Might Need Somebody Randy Crawford

15 14 14 06 Take It To The Top Kool & The Gang
16 22 16 03 Can't Happen Here Rainbow
17 16 16 08 Body Talk Imagination
18 24 18 06 Going Back To My Roots Odyssey
19 15 14 05 Piece Of The Action Bucks Fizz
20 20 20 12 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
21 23 21 04 Memory Elaine Paige
22 25 22 04 The River Bruce Springsteen

23 11 07 18 How Bout Us Champaign
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24 12 08 05 Funeral Pyre The Jam
25 05 03 15 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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26 31 26 05 Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones
27 27 11 10 The Sound Of The Crowd Human League
28 21 10 07 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
29 26 15 08 Is That Love Squeeze
30 35 30 04 There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis Kirsty MacColl
31 28 19 08 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
32 29 16 08 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr
33 75 33 03 Never Gonna Cry Again Eurythmics HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED
34 10 04 09 Chequered Love Kim Wilde
35 36 23 07 Nobody Wins Elton John
36 37 28 18 Will You Hazel O'Connor
37 38 37 03 Throw Away The Key Linx
38 67 38 04 Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through Jim Steinman FEATURED
39 41 39 08 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury

40 39 39 07 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
41 43 41 07 Seven Year Ache Roseanne Cash
42 40 31 07 Don't Let It Pass You By / Don't Slow Down UB40
43 181 43 01 Walk Right Now Jacksons FEATURED
44 53 44 02 Razzamatazz Quincy Jones
45 45 45 09 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
46 79 46 02 Pretty In Pink The Psychedelic Furs
47 51 47 06 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters

48 44 42 11 Find Your Way Back Jefferson Starship
49 33 11 07 The American Simple Minds
50 49 49 03 No Laughing In Heaven Gillan
 
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51 47 47 02 The Race Is On Dave Edmunds & Stray Cats
52 42 37 09 America Neil Diamond
53 103 53 01 Me No Pop I Kid Creole & The Coconuts & Coati Mundi FEATURED
54 58 54 07 Since I Don't Have You Don McLean
55 --- 55 01 The Passion Of Lovers Bauhaus HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED

56 54 52 11 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
57 57 57 03 This Little Girl Gary US Bonds
58 59 35 14 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
59 60 59 05 One That You Love Air Supply
60 48 41 12 Living Inside Myself Gino Vanelli
61 56 12 15 Make That Move Shalamar
62 159 62 01 Give It To Me Baby Rick James FEATURED
63 62 62 05 Two Hearts Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass
64 64 22 12 Stars On 45 Starsound
65 65 65 10 I Love You Climax Blues Band
66 66 65 08 Whatcha Gonna Do For Me Chaka Khan
67 61 61 02 Yearning For Love Gap Band
68 68 68 06 I'm Your Money Heaven 17
69 71 69 05 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) Grace Jones

70 69 69 08 Sukuyaki Taste Of Honey
71 72 23 20 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
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72 77 72 03 Hearts Marty Balin
73 74 21 10 Jones vs Jones Kool & The Gang
74 70 62 10 Give A Little Bit More Cliff Richard
75 82 75 03 Gemini Dream Moody Blues FEATURED
76 50 17 11 Love Games Level 42
77 55 13 09 Pocket Calculator Kraftwerk
78 81 78 03 Dancing On The Floor Third World FEATURED
79 73 07 12 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones
80 93 80 02 It Hurts To Be In Love Dan Hartman FEATURED
81 76 68 13 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
82 --- 82 01 Stars On 45 Part II Starsound
83 78 78 03 Wikka Rap The Evasions
84 80 74 09 Hold On Loosely .38 Special
85 118 85 01 The Kid Is Hot Tonight Loverboy
86 52 43 06 Too Drunk To Fuck Dead Kennedys
87 90 87 02 Time Alan Parsons Project
88 112 88 01 Cool World Mondo Rock
89 102 89 01 Fool In Love With You Jim Phoogle
90 104 90 01 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
91 128 91 01 Breaking Down The Barriers Elton John
92 116 92 01 Elvira Oak Ridge Boys

93 83 19 14 Watching The Wheels John Lennon
94 97 94 02 Better Things The Kinks
95 101 95 01 It Didn't Take Long Spider
96 110 96 01 Tom Sawyer Rush

97 85 23 08 Careless Memories Duran Duran
98 89 89 02 Purgatory Iron Maiden
99 86 70 07 Follow The Leaders Killing Joke
100 84 04 18 You Better You Bet The Who
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PJOPS 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
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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 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - EIGHT WEEKS

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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday America Neil Diamond (5th week) Retrochart #52
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@Eric Generic Ghost Town Specials (2nd week) Retrochart #2
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@Hairycub1969 Ghost Town Specials (1st week) Retrochart #2
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@Ironheade Ghost Town Specials (1st week) Retrochart #2
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Believe It Or Not Joey Scarbury (1st week) Retrochart #39
 
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Week 27

Global Chart Top 10 w/e 04/07/81
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Kim Carnes NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 10 Stars On 45 Medley
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04 03 05 All Those Years Ago
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05 03 10 In The Air Tonight
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03 03 09 Being With You
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06 01 The One That You Love
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08 03 15 Shaddap You Face
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10 09 02 One Day In Your Life
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07 07 03 A Woman Needs Love
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01 01 15 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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05 02 07 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
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06 03 08 The One That You Love Air Supply

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09 04 15 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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07 05 10 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates

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10 06 08 Elvira The Oak Ridge Boys
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04 04 18 A Woman Needs Love Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio
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12 09 09 Believe It Or Not (Theme From "The Greatest American Hero") Joey Scarbury
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13 10 04 I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers

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18 32 18 06 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
38 61 38 03 Touch Me When We're Dancing Carpenters
42 75 42 02 No Getting Over Me Ronnie Milsap

48 66 48 03 Lady Commodores
59 76 59 03 Don't Want To Wait Anymore Tubes


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New Entries

#51 Urgent Foreigner
#75 Cool Love Pablo Cruise
#80 Really Wanna Know You Gary Wright
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Nightwalker Gino Vanelli
#84 You're My Girl Frankie & The Knockouts
#90 American Memories Shamus M Cool
#95 Ready For Love Silverado


US Charts
Billboard Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary All Those Years Ago George Harrison NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Try It Out / Hold Tight Gino Soccio FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Give It To Me Baby Rick James FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson 135,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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06 02 03 Ghost Town Specials 91,000

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18 03 02 Can Can Bad Manners 88,000

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05 04 06 Going Back To My Roots Odyssey 88,000
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Being With You Smokey Robinson 85,000
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09 06 05 Memory Elaine Paige 83,000
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11 07 08 Body Talk Imagination 50,000
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03 02 06 More Than In Love Kate Robbins And Beyond 37,000
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04 04 04 Teddybear Red Sovine 36,000
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07 05 09 How Bout Us Champaign 34,000

After last weeks struggle to make the top this week is an easy victory for Jackson as "One Day In Your Life" soars to a sale of 135,000 copies meaning it is now a fraction under 500,000 in total, it should be the 13th track to make the half million mark next week, interestingly the "Best Of" it is taken from debuts at No 70 this week but should shoot up the charts over the next month. Jackson may not be as unassailable as it looks though with the Specials flying 6-2 this week with "Ghost Town" on a sale of 91,000, a 52% increase which would indicate there is a real challenge there.

On the subject of the best selling singles of the year here's the list as it stands at present with 6 months down:

1- STAND AND DELIVER- Adam & The Ants 900,000
2- THIS OLE HOUSE- Shakin Stevens 744,000
3- VIENNA- Ultravox 737,000
4- MAKING YOUR MIND UP- Bucks Fizz 717,000
5- SHADDAP YOUR FACE- Joe Dolce 708,000
6- YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY- Shakin Stevens 670,000
7- WOMAN- John Lennon 622,000
8- STARS ON 45- Starsound 598,000
9- BEING WITH YOU- Smokey Robinson 573,000
10- IMAGINE- John Lennon 571,000

"Stand And Deliver" is still in the top 40 this week as it sells its 900,000th copy and is of course now the biggest selling song of the decade so far. You will also note that Smoky Robinson sneaks into that list at No 9 as he drops 2-5 this week adding 86,000 to his tally.

Due for a third album in a few months Bad Manners are back after a couple of singles which failed to make the top 10. Their take on the "Can Can" debuted at No 18 last week and this week soars to No 3 (88,000) and could easily see itself with a real shot at No 1 next week. In making that move it also ties "Special Brew" as their largest hit which sold 376,000 copies, a high benchmark for their current hit to surpass.

New band alert! Imagination are fronted with former backing singer Leee John and named the band as a tribute to John Lennon (he's back again), the first fruits of the group is the track "Body Talk" which this week jumps 11-7 (50,000)

Odyssey are refusing to give up the fight with "Going Back To My Roots" climbing for a fifth week, this week it goes 5-4 (88,000), Elaine Paige also glides 8-6 (83,000) meaning the entire top 6 clear the 80,000 mark, evidencing just how strong the market is currently, and how big that gap is between the top 6 and the rest of the field.

Three fallers hold up the top 10, Kate Robbins 3-8 (37,000), Red Sovine 4-9 (36,000) and Champaign 7-10 (34,000), all three are now spent forces.
Chart News
14 30 14 03 (You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
17 28 17 06 You Might Need Somebody Randy Crawford
20 31 20 04 Wikka Wrap Evasions

22 40 22 04 There's A Guy…. Kisrty McColl
27 43 27 04 New Life Depeche Mode
34 60 34 02 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
42 74 42 02 On The Run REO Speedwagon
43 67 43 02 I'm In Love Evelyn King

44 56 44 02 Pretty In Pink Psychadelic Furs
46 64 46 02 Better Things The Kinks
47 63 47 02 Yearning For Your Love Gap Band
48 68 48 02 If You Feel It Thelma Houston


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New Entries

#15 Stars On 45 Vol 2 Starsound
#60 Beach Boy Gold Gidea Park
#61 Passion For Lovers Bauhaus
#63 Never Gonna Cry Again Eurythmics
#65 Ridin With The Angels Samson
#68 Give It To Me Baby Rick James
#70 Walk Right Now Jacksons
#73 Jumpin Jive Joe Jackson
#74 Rock & Roll Dreams Come True Jim Steinman


UK Charts
NME One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Chart Too Drunk To F**k Dead Kennedys FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Disco Daze & Disco Nites Various Artists NEW NUMBER ONE

 
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02 01 10 Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up [RCA]
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03 03 13 Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House [Epic]
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05 04 08 Kim Wilde – Kids In America [Rak]
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07 06 05 Champaign – How ’bout Us [WEA]
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10 07 04 Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes [EMI]
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09 08 03 Grace Jones – I’Ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) [Island]
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08 08 17 Lio – Amoreux Solitaires [Ariola]
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13 10 08 Riccardo Fogli – Sara Perche Ti Amo [Onbekend]

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12 12 12 08 Robert Palmer – Looking For Clues [Island]
15 15 15 04 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay [Dindisc]
17 18 17 03 Max Werner – Rain In May [CNR]
18 25 18 02 Smokey Robinson – Being With You [Vip]
19 — 19 01 Julio Iglesias – Viens M’embrasser [CBS]
21 22 21 02 Herbert Leonard – Pour Le Plaisir [Polydor]
22 24 22 02 Saragossa Band – Agadou [Ariola]
23 — 23 01 Kate Robbins & Beyond – More Than In Love [RCA]
25 — 25 01 Nolans – Attention To Me [Epic]
26 — 26 01 Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life [Motown]
27 — 27 01 Yves Duteil – Qu’est Ce Que Sera Demain [Onbekend]
 
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World charts w/e 20/06/81
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes NEW NUMBER ONE
Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton NEW NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 NEW NUMBER ONE
Kids In America Kim Wilde NEW NUMBER ONE
Hubba Hubb Zoot-Zoot Caramba NEW NUMBER ONE
You Drive Me Crazy Shakin' Stevens FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Pour le plaisir Herbert Léonard FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
How Bout Us Champaign FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Amoureux Solitaires Lio NEW NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 NEW NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Natsu No Tobira Seiko Matsuda SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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Chi Mai Ennio Morricone (w/e 15/05/81)
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Vienna Ultravox (w/e 22/04/81)
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Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce (w/e 28/03/81)
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Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz (w/e 27/05/81)
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Upside Down Diana Ross
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Cavalos De Corrida UHF (w/e 17/03/81)
 
EG's WEEKLY TOP 40 RETROCHART: July 4th 1981

TW LW WoC HP TITLE ARTIST
1 1 3 1 GHOST TOWN THE SPECIALS
2 2 4 2 BODY TALK IMAGINATION
3 8 3 3 THROW AWAY THE KEY LINX
4 18 2 4 WORDY RAPPINGHOOD TOM TOM CLUB

5 3 6 3 WILL YOU HAZEL O'CONNOR
6 10 3 6 YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY RANDY CRAWFORD
7 5 4 5 ALL STOOD STILL ULTRAVOX
8 4 6 4 JUST THE TWO OF US GROVER WASHINGTON, JR.
9 6 7 1 CHARIOTS OF FIRE VANGELIS
10 13 5 10 GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS ODYSSEY
11 17 4 11 MEMORY ELAINE PAIGE

12 7 5 3 PIECE OF THE ACTION BUCKS FIZZ
13 25 2 13 RAZZAMATAZZ QUINCY JONES
14 1 14 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY SHEENA EASTON
15 11 6 9 IF LEAVING ME IS EASY PHIL COLLINS
16 9 8 2 BETTE DAVIS EYES KIM CARNES
17 12 7 7 HOW 'BOUT US CHAMPAIGN
18 31 2 18 THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIPSHOP KIRSTY MacCOLL
19 14 9 1 STAND & DELIVER ADAM & THE ANTS
20 16 5 16 TAKE IT TO THE TOP KOOL & THE GANG
21 26 3 21 DOOR TO YOUR HEART THE BEAT
22 1 22 NEW LIFE DEPECHE MODE
23 15 8 3 I WANT TO BE FREE TOYAH
24 30 3 24 NO WOMAN, NO CRY [LIVE] BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
25 22 5 22 NOBODY WINS ELTON JOHN
26 19 8 10 BEING WITH YOU SMOKEY ROBINSON
27 33 2 27 THE RACE IS ON DAVE EDMUNDS & THE STRAY CATS
28 21 7 6 DON'T LET IT PASS YOU BY / DON'T SLOW DOWN UB40
29 20 5 9 FUNERAL PYRE THE JAM
30 34 2 30 THE RIVER BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
31 24 9 2 THE SOUND OF THE CROWD THE HUMAN LEAGUE
32 23 5 14 ALL THOSE YEARS AGO GEORGE HARRISON
33 36 2 33 CAN'T HAPPEN HERE RAINBOW
34 27 6 20 SPELLBOUND SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
35 1 35 PRETTY IN PINK THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
36 28 7 8 IS THAT LOVE? SQUEEZE
37 37 3 37 THIS LITTLE GIRL GARY U.S. BONDS
38 29 6 27 ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE MICHAEL JACKSON
39 1 39 ME NO POP I KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS
40 32 7 7 HOUSES IN MOTION TALKING HEADS
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EG's Chartdust: The Specials were never going to be in any danger this week, although Tom Tom Club's 14-place climb to #4 could cause them some concern in 7 days time. Wordy Rappinghood leapfrogs Memory, Going Back To My Roots and You Might Need Somebody in the process. Quincy Jones (and friends) are on course for a second Top 10 smash in a row, as the follow-up to Ai No Corrida moves up 12 to #13. Kirsty MacColls almost-novelty single is the other main mover. Just four newcomers this week, and in Depeche Mode we literally do have a chart newcomer, as their second 45, New Life, charges in at #22. Dreaming Of Me, their debut release, failed to reach the Top 40. Highest entry is the new James Bond Theme from Sheena Easton. Word has it that the film is a real return to form after Moonraker, whose theme song missed the UK chart completely in 1979.
 
#- Artist - Single - (Weeks) Last Week
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Neil Diamond - America (11) 1
2. Stars On 45 - Medley (11) 2
3. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (18) 3
4. George Harrison - All those Years Ago (7) 6
5. Air Supply - One That You Love (7) 7
6. Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache (10) 11
7. Champaign - How Bout Us (20) 4
8. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (13) 8
9. Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki (13) 9
10. Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back (14) 5
11. Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts (8) 18
12. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (8) 13
13. REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run (15) 10
14. Marty Balin - Hearts (5) 20
15. Smokey Robinson - Being With You (16) 12
16. Kool & the Gang - Jones vs Jones (8) 17
17. Moody Blues - Gemini Dream (5) 23
18. Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me (10) 14
19. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida (11) 16
20. Gino Vanelli - Living inside Myself (15) 15
21. Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands (16) 19
22. Juice Newton - Angel Of The morning (20) 21
23. .38 Special - Hold on Loosely (17) 22
24. Loverboy - Kid is Hot Tonite (3) 43
25. Alan Parsons Project - Time (10) 27
26. Joey Scarbury - Greatest American Hero (5) 40
27. Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts (5) 34
28. Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira (5) 42
29. John Lennon - Watching The Wheels (13) 24
30. Spider - It Didn't Take Long (6) 33
31. Rush - Tom Sawyer (5) 37
32. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl (9) 39
33. Who - You Better You Bet (16) 25
34. Abba - On And On And On (2) 45
35. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (22) 26
36. John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night (22) 28
37. Gary U.S. Bonds - This Little Girl (10) 38
38. April Wine - Just Between You And me (20) 29
39. Don McLean - Since i Don't Have You (11) 35
40. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (22) 36
41. Jacksons - Can You Feel It (10) 30
42. Whispers - It's A Love Thing (21) 32
43. Shalamar - Make That Move (11) 41
44. Joe Walsh - Life Of Illusion (5) 52
45. Pointer Sisters - Slow hand (4) 62
46. Daryl hall & John Oates - You Make my Dreams (5) 51
47. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (5) 54
48. Ray Parker - Woman Needs Love (8) 48
49. Santana - Winning (8) 50
50. Elton John - Nobody Wins (5) 53
51. Phil Collins - I Missed Again (13) 31
52. Greg Kihn Band - Breakup Song (5) 57
53. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus (5) 69
54. Cerrone - You Are The one (2) 73
55. Billy Squier - Stroke (3) 65
56. Tubes - Don't Want To Wait Anymore (3) 74
57. Jim Steinman - Rock N Roll Dreams Come..(5) 63
58. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet - Everlasting Love (2) 80
59. Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator (2) 75
60. Lime - your Love (15) 55
61. Change - Paradise (5) 56
62. France Joli- Gonna Get Over You (1) <new
63. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (2) 85
64. April Wine - Sign Of The Gypsy Queen (5) 58
65. Sister Sledge - Next Time You'll Know (9) 49
66. Voggue - Dancing The Night Away (1) <new
67. Roni Griffin - Desire (1) <new
68. Ronnie Milsap - No Gettin' Over Me (1) <new
69. Alabama - Feels So Right (1) <new
70. Producers - What She Does To Me (4) 70
71. Ultravox - Vienna (19) 47
72. T.G. Sheppard - I Loved'em Every One (16) 44
73. Commodores - Lady (1) <new
74. Franke & the Knockouts - Sweetheart (12) 46
75. Foreigner - Urgent (1) <new
76. Point Blank - Nicole (2) 92
77. Rick James - Give It To Me Baby (2) 100
78. Vivien Vee - Remember (25) 59
79. Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love (5)64
80. Sylvia - Matador (2) 94
81. REO Speedwagon - Don't Let Him Go (1) <new
82. Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street (1) <new
83. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break (32) 66
84. Kenny Rogers - I Don't need You (3) 93
85. Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You (1) <new
86. Carpenters - Touch Me When Were Dancing (3) 95
87. Human League - Sound Of The Crowd (1) <new
88. Heaven 17 - Fascist Groove Thing (1) <new
89. Adam & the Ants - Stand And Deliver (1) <new
90. Duran Duran - Planet Earth (1) <new
91. Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer.. (1) <new
92. Stevie Wonder - Lately (13) 60
93. Brothers Johnson - Real Thing (1) <new
94. Gino Vanelli- Nightwalker (1) <new
95. Dottie West - What Are We Doin' In Love (5) 90
96. Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City (3) 99
97. Lee Ritenour - Is it You (1) <new
98. Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One (1) <ew
99. Abba - Winner Takes It All (33) 68
100. Max Werner - Rain In May (5) 81
It is the 205th birthday of the U.S.A. "America" by Neil Diamond wasn't going to be knocked out this week.
Updated: 61-100 are a little late. but the list is now completed!
 
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HMV Retrochart:
W/e 04th Jul 1981

TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK
1 2 3 1 GHOST TOWN The Specials 2

2 1 9 1 CHARIOTS OF FIRE Vangelis 30
3 6 8 3 BODY TALK Imagination 7
4 3 5 3 ALL STOOD STILL Ultravox 11
5 11 6 5 GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS Odyssey 4
6 4 7 4 THE AMERICAN Simple Minds N/A
7 9 6 7 IF LEAVING ME IS EASY Phil Collins 23
8 5 7 5 I'M YOUR MONEY Heaven 17 N/A
9 13 6 9 SPELLBOUND Siouxsie and the Banshees 32
10 8 5 8 PIECE OF THE ACTION Bucks Fizz 13
11 18 3 11 DOORS OF YOUR HEART The Beat 33
12 7 9 1 BEING WITH YOU Smokey Robinson 5
13 16 6 13 YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY Randy Crawford 17
14 19 4 14 THROW AWAY THE KEY Linx 21
15 25 2 15 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Sheena Easton 34
16 10 9 2 BETTE DAVIS EYES Kim Carnes 67
17 12 7 10 DON'T SLOW DOWN/DON'T LET IT PASS YOU BY UB40 36
18 17 6 17 TAKE IT TO THE TOP Kool and the Gang 18
19 23 4 19 DANCING ON THE FLOOR Third World 25
20 26 3 20 NO LAUGHING IN HEAVEN Gillan 31
21 20 4 20 MEMORY Elaine Paige 6
22 NEW 1 22 STARS ON 45 VOL.2 Star Sound 15
23 21 4 21 WIKI RAP The Evasions 20
24 31 4 24 THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP SWEARS HE'S ELVIS Kirsty MacColl 22
25 33 4 25 NEW LIFE Depeche Mode 27
26 14 9 1 STAND AND DELIVER Adam and the Ants 26
27 24 7 12 ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE Michael Jackson 1
28 15 8 6 I WANT TO BE FREE Toyah 24
29 37 2 29 WORDY RAPPINGHOOD Tom Tom Club 14
30 34 4 30 ME NO POP I Kid Creole & the Coconuts & Coati Mundi 40
31 38 3 31 NO WOMAN NO CRY Bob Marley and the Wailers 12
32 30 7 16 JUST THE TWO OF US Grover Washington Jnr N/A
33 44 2 33 RAZZMATAZZ Quincy Jones 16
34 42 3 34 GOTTA STOP (MESSIN' ABOUT) Prince N/A
35 28 7 23 AMERICA IS WAITING David Byrne/Brian Eno N/A
36 35 13 1 CHI MAI Ennio Morricone N/A
37 27 8 10 HOW 'BOUT US Champaign 10
38 47 2 38 CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Rainbow 29
39 29 8 27 IS THAT LOVE? Squeeze 71
40 45 3 40 PULL UP TO THE BUMPER Grace Jones 53
41 NEW 1 41 WALK RIGHT NOW The Jacksons 70
42 46 2 42 TAKE IT ON THE RUN REO Speedwagon 42
43 NEW 1 43 THE PASSION OF LOVERS Bauhaus 61
44 32 9 4 CHEQUERED LOVE Kim Wilde 56
45 36 5 23 FUNERAL PYRE The Jam 38
46 49 2 46 CAN CAN Bad Manners 3
47 40 13 2 KEEP ON LOVING YOU REO Speedwagon 64
48 39 10 7 THE SOUND OF THE CROWD The Human League 58
49 NEW 1 49 NEVER GONNA CRY AGAIN Eurythmics 63
50 22 6 6 MORE THAN IN LOVE Kate Robbins 8

After six weeks on the charts Odyssey enter the top ten at number 5 with "Going back to my roots":


The Specials get their second HMV Retrochart number 1 this week as "Ghost Town" takes peak position:


Cubfile:
The Specials have the new number one with “Ghost Town” and rumour has it that they are splitting up.
The song was written about the state of the inner cities of the UK as the band was travelling around the country on their last tour. Climbers inside the top ten include Imagination, Odyssey, Phil Collins and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Heading down are Vangelis, Ultravox, Simple Minds, Heaven 17 and Bucks Fizz.
Reo Speedwagon and Ennio Morricone are still the longest runners on the chart with 13 weeks apiece.

Next week could see new entries from:
Motorhead, Kate Bush, Visage, Dexys Midnight Runners, Kraftwerk and Patrick Cowley - stay tuned!
 
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