Popjustice Retrochart w/e 04/09/82

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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 04/09/82

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01 01 10 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
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FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 03 Save A Prayer Duran Duran
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04 03 03 What Soft Cell

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03 03 06 Love My Way The Psychadelic Furs
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08 05 03 Nobody's Fool Haircut 100

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05 03 10 Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
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06 04 08 Don't Go Yazoo
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12 08 02 The Message Grandmaster Flash
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23 09 02 Leave In Silence Depeche Mode

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07 05 07 Driving In My Car Madness
Chartfile w/e 4th September 1982:

Survivor have a very clear lead at the top as Duran Duran get stuck at Number Two - but in truth, they are miles behind "Eye of a tiger", climbing inside the top ten this week are Soft Cell, Haircut 100, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Depeche Mode. Heading down are The Psychedelic Furs, Dexys Midnight Runners, Yazoo and Madness. Can ABC, Simple Minds and Dire Straits crack the top ten next week? Stay tuned only @phoenix123 has the answers!
 
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11 --- 11 01 All Of My Heart ABC HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED

12 11 11 05 The Dreaming Kate Bush
13 13 13 07 Today Talk Talk
14 21 14 02 White Boys And Heroes Gary Numan
15 37 15 04 Windpower Thomas Dolby
16 34 16 05 Under The Boardwalk Tom Tom Club

17 14 01 10 Take It Away Paul McCartney
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18 22 18 09 Hard To Say I'm Sorry Chicago
19 --- 19 01 There It Is Shalamar FEATURED
20 --- 20 01 Private Investigations Dire Straits FEATURED

21 17 08 11 Rock The Casbah The Clash
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22 09 03 11 Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) Donna Summer
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23 25 23 02 Glittering Prize Simple Minds
24 55 24 02 Love Come Down Evelyn King

25 18 17 06 Summertime Fun Boy Three
26 16 12 07 Strange Little Girl The Stranglers
27 10 04 35 Fame Irene Cara
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28 24 24 04 I Eat Cannibals Toto Coleo
29 20 20 05 Big Fun Kool & The Gang
30 28 28 05 18 Carat Love Affair / Love Hangover The Associates
31 40 31 02 Planet Rock Afrika Bombaata & Soul Sonic Force
32 32 32 03 I Know There's Something Going On Frida

33 19 16 06 Feel Me Blancmange
34 45 34 04 Spread A Little Happiness Sting
35 36 35 06 Can't Take My Eyes Of You Boys Town Gang
36 52 36 03 Walkin' On Sunshine Rockers Revenge

37 35 35 05 Asylums In Jerusalem Scritti Politti
38 29 17 08 The Only Way Out Cliff Richard
39 43 39 07 Who Can It Be Now Men At Work
40 15 15 03 Backchat Queen
41 46 41 04 Wot! Captain Sensible
42 30 30 07 Stool Pigeon Kid Creole & The Coconuts
43 41 41 15 Only The Lonely Motels
44 51 44 03 Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White Modern Romance
45 99 45 03 Why Carly Simon HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED

46 42 40 07 Hot In The City Billy Idol
47 38 05 10 Shy Boy Bananarama
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48 50 48 13 What Do All The People Know Monroes
49 31 13 18 Heat Of The Moment Asia
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50 53 47 09 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac
 
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51 44 33 09 Vacation Go-Gos
52 49 43 06 Words Missing Persons
53 33 12 09 It Started With A Kiss Hot Chocolate
54 57 54 04 Somebody's Baby Jackson Browne
55 59 55 02 Give Me Your Heart Tonight Shakin' Stevens

56 27 02 12 Videotheque Dollar
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57 48 48 03 Hi Fidelity Kids From Fame
58 26 01 12 Abracadabra The Steve Miller Band
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59 62 59 06 Jack & Diane John Cougar
60 --- 60 01 Living For The City Gillan FEATURED
61 78 61 02 Steppin' Out Joe Jackson FEATURED

62 61 61 04 Last Night Stephanie Mills
63 56 46 06 Machinery Sheena Easton
64 69 64 06 The One Thing INXS
65 66 01 29 Kids In America Kim Wilde
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66 67 62 11 Even The Nights Are better Air Supply
67 71 67 03 Situation Yazoo
68 --- 68 01 Heart Attack Olivia Newton-John FEATURED
69 70 69 05 Only Time Will Tell Asia

70 68 68 05 It's Never Too Late Diana Ross
71 74 71 03 You've Got Another Thing Coming Judas Priest
72 75 72 07 You Should Hear How She Talks About You Melissa Manchester
73 73 73 05 Calling All Girls Queen

74 63 07 11 Music & Lights Imagination
75 89 75 02 Should I Stay Or Should I Go The Clash FEATURED
76 80 76 04 You Can Do Magic America

77 64 61 06 Eye In The Sky Alan Parsons Project
78 54 36 10 If You Want My Love Cheap Trick
79 83 79 05 Love Or Let Me Be Lonely Paul Davis
80 87 09 23 I Ran A Flock Of Seagulls
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81 77 69 06 Man Out Of Time Elvis Costello
82 39 29 08 The Clapping Song The Belle Stars
83 95 39 13 Early In The Morning Gap Band
84 158 84 01 Take The L Motels FEATURED
85 97 85 02 Hold On Santana

86 76 76 04 No Time Mondo Rock
87 88 87 05 Someday, Someway Marshall Crenshaw
88 --- 88 01 New World Man Rush
89 91 89 03 Think I'm In Love Eddie Money
90 93 90 03 Love Will Turn You Around Kenny Rogers
91 100 91 02 Holdin' On Tane Cain

92 82 57 18 Always On My Mind Willie Nelson
93 84 80 08 Keep The Fire Burning REO Speedwagon
94 58 58 03 Two Hearts Together Orange Juice
95 102 95 01 Nobody Sylvia
96 98 96 02 I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton

97 92 46 05 When The Tigers Broke Free Pink Floyd
98 106 98 01 I Only Want To Be With You Nicolette Larson
99 103 76 10 Passion Flirts
100 47 41 05 John Wayne Is Big Leggy Haysi Fantayzee
 
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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

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ARTIST WITH MOST NUMBER ONES:

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3 Blondie
3 Queen
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3 David Bowie (including 1 with Queen)
2 John Lennon
2 ABBA
2 Human League
2 The Jam
2 Kim Wilde
2 ABC


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10 David Bowie
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9 ABBA
9 Kim Carnes
8 Human League
8 Kim Wilde
7 Blondie
7 Queen
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7 Ultravox
7 ABC
6 The Jam
5 The Police


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LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONES:

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9 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 1981
7 Vienna Ultravox 1982
6 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 1980
5 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 1981
5 Poison Arrow ABC 1982
 
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Week 36

Global Chart Top 10 w/e 04/09/82

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01 01 09 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 02 10 Abracadabra Steve Miller Band
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03 03 05 Hard To Say I'm Sorry Chicago
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04 04 08 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac
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07 05 04 Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) Donna Summer
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05 04 09 Hurt So Good John Cougar
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10 07 02 Eye In The Sky Alan Parsons Project
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08 08 04 Take It Away Paul McCartney

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09 01 21 Ebony & Ivory Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
 
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 04/09/82

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05 03 03 Save A Prayer Duran Duran 63,000
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03 03 03 What Soft Cell 54,000
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07 05 04 Hi-Fidelity The Kids From Fame 54,000

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04 04 06 Can't Take My Eyes Off You Boystown Gang 54,000

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19 07 04 Walking On Sunshine Rockers Revenge 53,000

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09 08 05 I Eat Cannibals Toto Coelo 49,000

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10 09 03 Nobody's Fool Haircut 100 48,000
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No 1 in countries as diverse as Canada, Japan, South Africa and Norway, the UK finally succumbs to the power of Survivor's "Eye Of The Tiger" this week as the track deposes Dexy's Midnight Runners moving 2-1 after seeing 137,000 buyers part with their cash. The song actually falls from No 1 stateside to make way for the Steve Miller Band after 6 weeks of chart domination there but its just getting off the ground here and has already sold 403,000 copies as it hits the top

As expected "Come On Eileen" ascends to the top of the YTD list overtaking Tight fit though a sale of 101,000 takes its tally to 989,000 copies making it the best selling single of the 80s if not quite a million seller.

Producer and DJ Arthur Baker is the man behind Rocker's Revenge who have scored a US Dance No 1 with "Walkin' In The Sunshine" which is now a transatlantic hit progressing 19-7 (53,000). It's the only new song in the top 10 week and features vocals by Donnie Calvin, it's also a cover of an Eddy Grant song which was the title track to his 1979 album but this is now a bigger hit than any of Grant's solo work though of course two Equals tracks have peaked higher "Viva Bobby Joe" (No 6, 1969) and of course "Baby Come Back" (No 1, 1968).

Other climbers this week include Duran Duran who leap 5-3 (63,000) without a TOTP appearance as the band are currently on tour supporting Blondie in the US, their sales increase it has to be noted is minimal, Kids From Fame turn in a good report and move 7-5 (54,000), Toto Coelo jolt 9-8 (49,000) and Haircut 100 surprisingly only move 10-9 (48,000).

Three fallers, Soft Cell can advance no more and disappoint 3-4 (54,000), Boys Town Gang reverse 4-6 (54,000) and Irene Cara continues to lose fame 6-10 (43,000) which puts it on a total of 929,000 and should surpass Tight Fit at some point over the next month and with some longevity may top the million mark yet.
Chart News
11 11 11 07 John Wayne Is Big Leggy | Haysi Fantayzee

12 28 12 03 Give Me Your Heart Tonight | Shakin' Stevens
14 14 14 05 Big Fun | Kool & The Gang
15 26 15 07 Today | Talk Talk
16 22 16 04 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White | Modern Romance ft John Du Prez
18 30 18 04 Spread A Little Happiness | Sting

19 32 19 02 The Message (Vocal) | Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
20 20 20 02 White Boys And Heroes | Gary Numan
24 27 24 05 Love Hangover | The Associates
25 29 25 05 Under The Boardwalk | Tom Tom Club
29 31 29 04 Wot | Captain Sensible
32 42 32 04 Saddle Up | David Christie

33 52 33 02 Leave In Silence | Depeche Mode
36 47 36 02 So Here I Am | UB40
37 41 37 04 Windpower (7'' Version) | Thomas Dolby
39 54 39 02 Love Come Down | Evelyn King
40 49 40 03 Why | Carly Simon

41 61 41 02 Glittering Prize | Simple Minds
43 45 43 03 I Know There's Something Going On | Frida
45 48 45 03 Hard To Say I'm Sorry | Chicago
48 56 48 03 Uniforms (Corps D'esprit) | Pete Townshend

49 73 49 02 Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp-A-Bomp-A-Bomp) | Showaddywaddy
51 53 51 03 Love Shadow | Fashion
54 71 54 02 Blue Skies | John Dummer & Helen April
56 65 56 03 Where Did We Go Wrong | Liquid Gold
58 70 58 02 Planet Rock | Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force

Chart Entries
#13 Private Investigations | Dire Straits
#28 All Of My Heart | ABC
#34 There It Is | Shalamar
#47 Invitations | Shakatak
#53 New World Man | Rush
#55 And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going | Jennifer Holliday
#57 Living For The City | Gillan
#61 The Boom Boom Room | Natasha
#63 No, No, No | Nancy Nova
#64 Keepin' Love New /
So Fine | Howard Johnson
#69 Keeps Me Wondering Why | Steve Miller Band
#71 Out Here On My Own (Piano And Vocal) | Irene Cara
#72 Love Or Money | Billy Fury
#75 Jump To It | Aretha Franklin

Bubbling Under (The Next 25)

Bits Of Kids Stiff Little Fingers
Danger Michael Schenker Group
Don't Look Back Korgis
Half Way Up And Half Way Down Dennis Brown
Highway Song Blackfoot
Hot In The City Billy Idol

I'm A Believer Monkees
Imagination BB & Q Band
Just What I Always Wanted Mari Wilson
Lorraine Explainer
Magic Touch Odyssey
Mr Blunt Kissing The Pink
Night Nurse Gregory Isaacs
Only The Lonely Motels
Only Time Will Tell Asia
Paris By Air Tygers of Pan Tang

Platterama Medley Platters
Runaway Tokyo Charm
Sleepwalking Gerry Rafferty
Tears And Rain Rah Band
The Love In You Sugar Hill Gang
Vacation Go-Gos
Voyeur Kim Carnes
Warriors Blitz
Who's Crying Now? Journey


UK Charts

NME Singles Chart Eye Of The Tiger Survivor NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Singles Chart Don't Go Yazoo SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Disco Singles Chart Walking On Sunshine Rockers Revenge NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart The Kids From Fame The Kids From Fame FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE




 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 04/09/82

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05 03 14 Hard To Say I'm Sorry Chicago
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04 04 12 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac
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06 05 13 Even The Nights Are Better Air Supply
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11 06 16 You Should Hear How She Talks About You Melissa Manchester
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02 02 20 Hurts So Good John Cougar
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08 08 10 Vacation Go-Gos
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09 09 11 Wasted On The Way Crosby, Stills & Nash
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10 10 09 Take It Away Paul McCartney

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11 14 11 07 JACK & DIANE | John Cougar
15 18 15 09 WHO CAN IT BE NOW | Men At Work
20 23 20 06 YOU CAN DO MAGIC | America
21 24 21 07 ONLY TIME WILL TELL | Asia
23 26 23 09 BLUE EYES | Elton John
24 29 24 06 SOMEBODY’S BABY | Jackson Browne
26 28 26 10 HOT IN THE CITY | Billy Idol
27 30 27 07 LET ME TICKLE YOUR FANCY | Jermaine Jackson
28 33 28 05 I KEEP FORGETTIN’ (Every Time You’re Near) | Michael McDonald
30 34 30 04 HOLD ON | Santana
31 35 31 07 WHAT’S FOREVER FOR | Michael Martin Murphey
32 37 32 06 DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME (Oh Yeah) | Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
34 41 34 08 VALLEY GIRL | Frank Zappa
35 39 35 06 NEVER BEEN IN LOVE | Randy Meisner
37 43 37 09 I RAN (SO FAR AWAY) | A Flock Of Seagulls
39 44 39 09 GLORIA | Laura Branigan

Chart Entries
#67 — HEART ATTACK | Olivia Newton-John
#69 — GYPSY | Fleetwood Mac
#77 — ATHENA | The Who
#79 — MACHINERY | Sheena Easton
#83 — MICKEY | Toni Basil
#85 — TAKE THE L | The Motels
#89 — CLOSE ENOUGH TO PERFECT | Alabama
#90 — I NEED YOU | Paul Carrack

 
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Canadian Singles Chart Top 50 w/e 04/09/82

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02 01 13 Abracadabra Steve Miller Band
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03 03 08 Hard To Say I'm Sorry The Eagles
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04 03 16 Hurts So Good John Cougar
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06 05 13 Your Daddy Don't Know Toronto
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07 06 10 Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) Donna Summer
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05 04 12 Eyes Of A Stranger The Payolas
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15 08 06 You Should Hear How He Talks About You Melissa Manchester
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09 09 10 Hold Me Fleetwood Mac
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08 07 11 Even The Nights Are Better Air Supply

Chart Entries
#37 Hold On Santana
#42 Nobody But Me George Thorogood
#44 New World Man Rush
#47 Down Under Men At Work
#49 Face Dances Part II Pete Townshend
#50 Burning Down One Side Robert Plant
 
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Australia Kent Music Report Top 100 w/e 04/09/82

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02 01 09 The Other Woman RAY PARKER Jr. NEW NUMBER ONE
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04 02 06 Abracadabra STEVE MILLER BAND
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01 01 07 Goody Two Shoes ADAM ANT
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03 01 12 I Ran A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
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16 05 06 If You Want My Love CHEAP TRICK

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05 05 05 House of Fun MADNESS
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07 07 10 Only You YAZOO
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Tell a lie I do actually remember absolutely loving Come On Eileen while it was #1. It seems this is the age I started becoming aware of chart toppers at least. I think the earliest I remember is Seven Tears.
 
One of the first Number Ones I remember is "Dancing Queen" by Abba...but consciously I remember watching TOTP in July 1979 and seeing Tubeway Army's performance for "Our Friends Electric" and finding it very striking. I remember sitting down to watch TOTP the following week expecting to see it again but getting the shock of my life to see "I don't like Mondays" knocking it off Number One! I was 9 years old at the time. That's when I began to really pay attention to the charts and then in January 1980 the idea of logging them in an exercise book occurred to me - maybe it was the start of a new decade that prompted me - I really don't why I waited until six months later. Maybe it was my OCD mind sub-consciously working it's way to the fore!
 
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The HMV Retrochart is locked and loaded - ready to go. There's a big party going on in Cubland as someone is celebrating their 13th (49th!) birthday this week. So let's see what the makers and shakers are:

Number 48 - new entry for Spilt Enz who finally cracked the chart with "Six months in a leaky boat" - this single has been around for a while but wasn't getting any airplay due to the Falklands Conflict earlier this year!
 
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Number 47 - new entry for Gillan who return with an excellent cover of Stevie Wonder's "Living for the city" (Faith No More are still listening very closely!):
 
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