Popjustice Retrochart w/e 16/05/81

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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 16/05/81

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04 01 06 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes NEW NUMBER ONE
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02 02 03 Treason (It's Just A Story) Teardrop Explodes
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03 03 02 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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01 01 05 Drowning / All Out To Get You The Beat
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12 05 02 Chequered Love Kim Wilde

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05 05 18 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
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08 07 05 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones
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07 07 07 Musclebound Spandau Ballet
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09 09 04 Grey Day Madness
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22 10 08 Being With You Smokey Robinson
 
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11 10 05 08 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
12 06 01 13 Kids In America Kim Wilde
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13 18 13 03 The Sound Of The Crowd Human League
14 13 10 06 Chi Mai Ennio Morricone
15 14 08 09 Attention To Me Nolans
16 27 16 03 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin Stevens
17 25 17 04 Love Games Level 42
18 20 18 04 Swords Of A Thousand Men Tenpole Tudor

19 15 15 09 Night Games Graham Bonnett
20 33 20 11 How Bout Us Champaign
21 23 21 03 Stray Cat Strut The Stray Cats
22 26 22 05 Stars On 45 Starsound
23 --- 23 01 Careless Memories Duran Duran HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED

24 11 08 22 Can You Feel It Jacksons
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25 31 25 03 It's Going To Happen The Undertones
26 --- 26 01 I Want To Be Free Toyah FEATURED

27 29 21 04 The Magnificent 7 The Clash
28 19 02 13 Planet Earth Duran Duran
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29 21 03 11 Lately Stevie Wonder
30 48 30 02 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
31 60 31 02 When He Shines Sheena Easton
32 36 32 05 Is Vic There? Department S

33 16 01 12 It's A Love Thing The Whispers
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34 17 14 07 Primary The Cure
35 35 34 05 Only Crying Keith Marshall
36 39 36 07 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton

37 24 12 08 Make That Move Shalamar
38 40 23 05 Don't Break My Heart Again Whitesnake
39 38 22 07 Flowers Of Romance Public Image Limited
40 46 40 02 Houses In Motion Talking Heads
41 32 13 11 Einstein A Go-Go Landscape
42 49 42 02 The Art Of Parties Japan
43 75 43 03 Killers Live EP Thin Lizzy
44 52 44 02 Pocket Calculator Kraftwerk
45 --- 45 01 Is That Love Squeeze FEATURED

46 42 01 18 Vienna Ultravox
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47 28 19 07 Watching The Wheels John Lennon
48 54 48 05 Living Inside Myself Gino Vanelli
49 41 20 06 And The Bands Played On Saxon
50 34 34 04 Flying High Freeez
 
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51 43 10 11 I Missed Again Phil Collins
52 58 52 04 Find Your Way Back Jefferson Starship
53 51 43 11 Guilty Classix Nouveaux
54 69 54 02 America Neil Diamond
55 163 55 01 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr FEATURED

56 56 11 19 Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants
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57 85 13 09 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone
58 30 17 09 Intuition Linx
59 67 59 04 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
60 55 32 15 Precious To Me Phil Seymour
61 45 23 08 Good Thing Going Sugar Minott
62 --- 62 01 Body Talk Imagination FEATURED
63 53 51 13 Fantastic Voyage Lakeside
64 71 64 05 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
65 63 63 04 Heaven In Your Arms Dan Hartman
66 57 39 06 Can't Get Enough Of You Eddy Grant
67 64 64 08 Just Between You & Me April Wine
68 70 68 03 Give A Little Bit More Cliff Richard
69 59 38 15 Ain't Even Done With The Night John Cougar Mellencamp
70 66 30 11 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
71 62 62 05 Say You'll Be Mine Chirstopher Cross
72 68 40 12 Turn Me Loose Loverboy
73 80 73 02 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates FEATURED
74 65 12 19 Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & Peoples
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75 74 61 08 Yellow Pearl Phil Lynott
76 129 76 01 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury FEATURED
77 89 77 03 I Love You Climax Blues Band FEATURED
78 81 78 06 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx

79 37 04 11 You Better You Bet The Who
80 86 80 03 Don't Know Much Bill Medley
81 105 81 01 But You Know I Love You Dolly Parton

82 104 03 15 Reward Teardrop Explodes
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83 73 65 05 Crocodiles Echo & The Bunnymen
84 87 54 06 One More Chance Diana Ross
85 77 77 05 When The World Is Running Down The Police
86 72 16 20 Burn Rubber The Gap Band
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87 76 24 22 Crying Don McClean
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88 101 33 06 Dreaming Of Me Depeche Mode
89 97 89 02 Hold On Loosely .38 Special

90 78 18 11 This Ole House Shakin Stevens
91 84 46 06 Hit And Run Girlschool
92 125 92 01 Ossie's Dream Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Squad
93 107 93 01 Sukuyaki Taste Of Honey
94 139 94 01 Whatcha Gonna Do For Me Chaka Khan

95 47 25 09 New Orleans Gillan
96 79 11 20 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
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97 137 97 01 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
98 92 01 38 The Winner Takes It All ABBA
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99 50 50 02 Dumb Waiters The Psychadelic Furs
100 83 13 18 While You See A Chance Steve Winwood
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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones


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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 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - SEVEN WEEKS
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

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Last week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton (1st week)
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@Ironheade Stand & Deliver Adam & The Ants (1st week)
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@phoenix123 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz (2nd week)
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@Hairycub1969 Stand & Deliver Adam & The Ants (1st week)
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@Eric Generic Stand & Deliver Adam & The Ants (1st week)
 
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Week 20

Global chart Top 10 w/e 16/05/81


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01 01 03 Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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10 02 02 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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06 03 04 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
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09 04 03 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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04 03 08 Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce
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02 01 06 Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton
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05 05 02 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants

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08 08 03 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jnr.
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07 06 04 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz

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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 16/05/81

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05 01 08 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes NEW NUMBER ONE

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02 02 14 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jnr
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03 03 14 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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04 04 13 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
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01 01 14 Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton

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07 06 09 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
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08 07 09 Living Inside Myself Gino Vanelli
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09 08 11 Sukiyaki A Taste Of Honey
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06 01 17 Kiss On My List Hall & Oates
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12 10 09 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx

Chart News
13 21 13 06 Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45
20 27 20 04 America Neil Diamond
32 39 32 06 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones
38 67 38 03 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
43 57 43 04 Just So Lonely Get Wet
44 55 44 05 Still RIght Here In My Heart Pure Prairie League
48 65 48 04 Is It You Lee Ritenour
53 66 53 04 Say What Jesse Winchester
56 68 56 04 Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash
57 71 57 02 Nobody Wins Elton John



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New Entries

#59 The One That You Love Air Supply
#78 Elvira The Oak Ridge Boys
#83 Stronger Than Before Carole Bayer Sager
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The Stroke Billy Squier
#86 Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith
#87 What Cha' Gonna Do For Me Chaka Khan
#88 Two Hearts Stephanie Mills
#89 Jones vs Jones Kool & The Gang
#90 Rain In May Max Werner

US Charts

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Cashbox Singles Chart Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary Sukiyaki A Taste Of Honey NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Paradise / Hold Tight / Heaven Of My Life Change SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) Ray Parker Jr & Raydio NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 16/05/81

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01 01 01 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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196,000 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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05 05 02 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin Stevens 114,000
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02 02 04 Stars On 45 Starsound
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114,000
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Grey Day Madness 59,000
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03 02 05 Chai Mai (Theme From Life & Times Of Lloyd George) Ennio Morricone
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58,000
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04 01 07 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
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21 07 06 Keep On Lovin' You REO Speedwagon 51,000
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45 08 02 Ossie's Dream (Way To Wembley) Spurs FA Cup Final Squad 47,000
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32 09 02 Chequered Love Kim Wilde 45,000
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22 10 04 Swords Of A Thousand Men Tenpole Tudor 41,000

A bit of a sales bonanza this week sees the top 7 all clear 50,000 sales, and no-one benefits more from that than "Stand And Deliver" which sold 196,000 copies last week bringing its 2 week tally to 329,000, that makes it the fastest selling track since "Don't Stand So Close To Me" last October. "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" also tops the album charts for a tenth straight week (and a 12th in total) are decade records which I erroneously proclaimed a week too early last week (sorry Abba fans).

Behind Adam & The Ants on the album charts is Shaky's "This Ole House" and back on the singles chart the situation is repeated with his track "You Drive Me Crazy" continuing to grow at retail 5-2 (114,000) making it the second highest tally for 1981 for a track in that position. The track fought Starsound all the way for the position and only ended up defeating "Stars on 45" by a matter of a few hundred copies, so to no avail that 21% sales hike.

Around for 10 years now REO Speedwagon moved from Rock to AOR a few years ago and are starting to feel the commercial benefits when "Keep On Loving You" made the US No 1 spot back in March. The track is now making waves over here as it shoots 21-7 (51,000), parent album "Hi Infidelity" hits the top 20 here for the first time.

Becoming something of a celebrity since he started playing for Tottenham Hotspur, Osvaldo Ardiles is the focus of the track at No 8 (47,000). It has the uncredited help of long time spurs fans Chas & Dave who were only in the top 10 earlier this year with "Rabbit", it is also the first football record to make the top 10 since the England World Cup team topped the charts 11 years ago with "Back Home".

Charging 32-9 (45,000) there appears no hanging about for Kim Wilde's second single "Chequered Love" it is a pre cursor to her debut eponymous album due next month. Her debut single "Kids In America" is still on the charts down to No 60 but has now sold over half a million copies.

First gaining exposure (and two top 30 hits) off the back of their appearance on the film "The Great Rock N Roll Swindle" Ten Pole Tudor now have a hit in their own right with "Swords Of A Thousand Men" which climbs this week 22-10 (41,000).

"Grey Day" climbs 2 places 6-4 (59,000) whilst Ennio Morricone drops 3-5 (58,000) and Bucks Fizz move 4-6 (56,000)
Chart News
12 26 14 04 Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats
16 24 16 06 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones
20 51 20 02 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
22 29 22 07 Is Vic There Department S

27 34 27 03 The Sound Of The Crowd Human League
29 36 29 03 It's Going To Happen Undertones
38 55 38 02 Careless Memories Duran Duran
39 63 39 02 Being With You Smokey Robinson
42 74 42 02 How Bout Us Campaign
43 73 43 02 Pocket Calculator Kraftwerk
48 75 48 02 The Art Of Parties Japan



New Entries
#37 I Want To Be Free Toyah

#59 Is That Love Squeeze
#65 Industrial Strength EP Krokus
#68 Body Talk Imagination
#69 Hi-De-Hi Paul Shane
#70 Marvin The Paranoid Android Marvin
#71 Obsessed 999
#72 Rockabilly Guy Polcats
#74 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr
#75 Tokyo Classix Nouveaux


UK Charts
NME Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Chart Why Discharge SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Kings Of The Wild Frontier Adam & The Ants TWELFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

 
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Europarade w/e 16/05/81
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03 01 03 Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up [RCA] NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 10 Joe Dolce – Shaddap You Face [Ariola]
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02 02 10 Visage – Fade To Grey [Polydor]
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06 04 07 Roxy Music – Jealous Guy [Polydor]
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05 04 09 Ultravox – Vienna [Chrysalis]
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04 02 09 Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight [Atlantic]
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12 07 03 Jacksons – Can You Feel It [Epic]
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07 05 20 Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry [Stiff]
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09 07 05 Alice – Per Elisa [EMI]
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10 03 20 Frank Duval – Angel Of Mine [Telefunken]

Chart News
15 26 15 03 Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 [RCA]
17 Re 04 11 Stars On 45 – Stars On 45 [CNR]
19 19 19 03 Tommy Seebach & Debbie Cameron – Kroller Eller Ej [Onbekend]
20 24 20 02 Annie Cordy – Tata Yoyo [CBS]
21 27 21 02 Robert Palmer – Looking For Clues [Island]
22 — 22 01 Lena Valaitis – Johnny Blue [Ariola]
23 — 23 01 Riccardo Fogli – Sara Perche Ti Amo [Onbekend]
27 — 27 01 Ennio Morricone – Chi Mai (Theme from life and times of David Lloyd George) [Onbekend]
28 — 28 01 Richard Clayderman – Les Premiers Sourires De Vanessa [V2]
 
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World charts w/e 09/05/81
Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Counting The Beat The Swingers SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz NEW NUMBER ONE
Reggae OK Rici Sorsa SECOND MONTH AT NUMBER ONE
Köppöbävisan Bengt Pegefelt NEW NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Starsound NEW NUMBER ONE
Vertige de l'amour Alain Bashung FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Angel Of Mine Frank Duval SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Sarà Perché Ti Amo Ricchi e Poveri FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime Korgis NEW NUMBER ONE
Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Ruby no Yubiwa Akira Terao SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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I Can't Stand It Eric Clapton (w/e 17/04/81)
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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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Kroeller Eller EJ Tommy Seebach / Debbie Cameron (w/e 28/04/81)
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Upside Down Diana Ross
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Cavalos De Corrida UHF (w/e 17/03/81)
 
#- Artist - Single - (Weeks) Last Week
1. Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning (13) 1
2. April Wine - Just Between You And Me (13) 2
3. Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back (7) 10
4. Champaign - How Bout Us (13) 6
5. John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night (15) 5
6. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (15) 4
7. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (15) 3
8. REO Speedwagon - Take it On The Run (8) 9
9. Whispers - It's A Love Thing (14) 7
10. Gino Vanelli - Living inside Myself (8) 12
11. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (11) 19
12. Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands (9) 15
13. Who - You Better You Bet (9) 17
14. Ultravox - Vienna (12) 13
15. Smokey Robinson - Being With You (9) 22
16. Stars On 45 - Medley (4) 25
17. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (6) 24
18. Gap Band - Burn Rubber (23) 8
19. Don McLean - Crying (17) 11
20. Neil Diamond - America (4) 30
21. .38 Special - Hold On Loosely (10) 23
22. Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki (6) 29
23. Sheena Easton - Morning Train (13) 14
24. Abba - Winner Takes It All (26) 20
25. Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (12) 16
26. Abba - Super Trouper (7) 26
27. Lime - Your Love (8) 27
28. Phil Collins - I Missed Again (6) 31
29. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break (25) 21
30. Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me (3) 33
31. T.G. Sheppard - I Loved'em Every One (9) 32
32. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (23) 18
33. John Lennon - Watching the Wheels (6) 34
34. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play (24) 28
35. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida (4) 42
36. Shalamar - Make That Move (4) 49
37. Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand It (10) 37
38. Terri Gibbs - Somebody's Knockin' (13) 36
39. Stevie Wonder - Lately (6) 45
40. Jacksons - Can You Feel It (3) 50
41. Phil Seymour - Precious To Me (17) 38
42. Don McLean - Since i Don't Have You (4) 46
43. Talking Heads - Once in A Lifetime (12) 39
44. Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (13) 40
45. John Lennon - Woman (17) 43
46. REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You (18) 44
47. Sherbs - I Have The Skill (7) 48
48. Crazy Joe - Eugene (13) 41
49. Pat benetar - Treat Me Right (18) 47
50. Steely Dan - Time out Of Mind (9) 35
51. Alan Parsons Project - Time (3) 57
52. Rush - Limelight (10) 51
53. Donnie Iris - Ah Leah! (21) 52
54. Gary U.S. Bonds - This Little Girl (3) 61
55. Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For it (23) 53
56. Ottawan - DISCO (26) 54
57. Ronnie Milsap - Smokey Mountain Rain (25) 55
58. Kelly Marie - Feels Like i'm In Love (26) 56
59. Classic Nouveaux -Guilty (3) 60
60. Roseanne Cash - Seven year Ache (3) 70
61. Dolly Parton - But You Know i Love You (5) 64
62. Graham Bonnet - Night Games (2) 85
63. Teardrop Explodes - Treason (2) 84
64. Isley brothers - Hurry Up And Wait (4) 71
65. Sister Sledge - Next Time i'll Know (2) 81
66. Washington/Withers - Just The Two Of Us (7) 67
67. Paul Anka - I've Been Waiting For You All My Life (3) 78
68. Jam - That's Entertainment (11) 68
69. Vivien Vee - Remember (18) 69
70. David Stewart & Cloin Bludstone - What Becomes Of The Broken..(1) <new
71. Franke & the Knockouts - Sweetheart (5) 76
72. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss on my List (7) 66
73. Outlaws - Riders In the Sky (18) 72
74. Dee D Jackson - Thunder & Lightning (3) 83
75. Teardrop Explodes - Reward (1) <new
76. Christopher Cross - Say You'll Be Mine (2) 79
77. Rovers - Wasn't That A Party (11) 73
78. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (1) <new
79. John O'Banion - Loved you Like i Never loved Before (3) 80
80. Sylvia - Drifter (7) 62
81. Kelly Marie - Hot Love (1) <new
82. Kool & the Gang - Jones vs. Jones (1) <new
83. Stephaine Mills - Two Hearts (1) <new
84. Kool &the Gang - Celebration (27) 59
85. Emmylou Harris - Mister Sandman (10) 63
86. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl (2) 95
87. Nolans - Attention To Me (1) <new
88. Ultravox - Slow motion (1) <new
89. Rupert Holmes - I Don't need you (5) 74
90. Journey - Party's over (7) 65
91. Santana - Winning (1) <new
92. Earth,Wind, & Fire - And love Goes On (15) 58
93. Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - Woman Needs Love (1) <new
94. Tom Petty & the Heart-breakers - Waiting (1) <new
95. Visage - Mind of A Toy (1) <new
96. Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (27) 75
97. Pendulum- Gypsy Spirit (31) 77
98. Sister Sledge - All American Girls (13) 87
99. Three Degrees - Red light (10) 82
100. Rupert Holmes - Blackjack (13) 90
Review
12 new songs enter this week, sat goodbye to a couple of former #1's that fell off the chart, Love On The Rocks & If You Could Read my Mind. The biggest mover was Night Games up 23 to 62, the biggest dropper was And love Goes On down 34 to 92. The longest running song is Gypsy Spirit which is in it's 31st week in the top 100.
 
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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 (2)
Current #1
 
Well, our new chart status quo seems to have been well-established after the storm of new entries last week - and a few more this week looking to make their mark, too. But I'm not sure how many of them have the potential to go much further...

1. (1) Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
2. (4) The Sound of the Crowd - The Human League
3. (2) Grey Day - Madness
4. (7) Treason (It's Just a Story) - The Teardrop Explodes
5. (13) Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
6. (3) The Magnificent Seven - The Clash
7. (12) Houses in Motion - Talking Heads
8. (5) Flowers of Romance - Public Image Ltd.
9. (6) Drowning/All Out to Get You - The Beat
10. (15) The Art of Parties - Japan

11. (NEW) Is That Love - Squeeze
12. (17) Chequered Love - Kim Wilde
13. (NEW) Careless Memories - Duran Duran
14. (11) Killers Live EP - Thin Lizzy
15. (8) Muscle Bound/Glow - Spandau Ballet
16. (9) Crocodiles - Echo and the Bunnymen
17. (NEW) Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
18. (21) Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
19. (10) Lately - Stevie Wonder
20. (14) Primary - The Cure

21. (24) Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk
22. (16) Hit and Run - Girlschool
23. (19) Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
24. (18) Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
25. (22) Don't Break My Heart Again - Whitesnake
26. (20) Up the Hill Backwards - David Bowie
27. (NEW) I Want To Be Free - Toyah
28. (29) It's Going to Happen - The Undertones
29. (31) Being With You - Smokey Robinson
30. (23) Ceremony - New Order

31. (27) Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone
32. (34) Swords of a Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor
33. (28) And the Bands Played On - Saxon
34. (25) Planet Earth - Duran Duran
35. (26) Kids in America - Kim Wilde
36. (38) Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton
37. (30) Night Games - Graham Bonnet
38. (36) Don't Let Go the Coat - The Who
39. (32) Stray Cat Strut - The Stray Cats
40. (33) Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam and the Ants
 
Just reading about struggling recording studios in the UK during the recession in the 16/05/81 edition of Billboard.

Never thought I would be reading this almost 40 years later….
 
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02 01 06 Heaven In Your Arms / Dan Hartman 40,000
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03 01 08 Make That Move / Shalamar
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05 03 08 Bette Davis Eyes / Kim Carnes 22,500
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07 04 04 Give A Little Bit More / Cliff Richard 20,000

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01 01 08 Making Your Mind Up / Bucks Fizz
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20,000
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04 01 12 Can You Handle It / Sharon Redd
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17,500
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15 07 03 You Make My Dreams / Hall & Oates 15,000
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10 08 08 Jessie's Girl / Rick Springfield 15,000
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25 09 03 Treason (It's Just A Story) / Teardrop Explodes
14,000 HIGHCLIMBER
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11 10 09 Yellow Pearl / Phil Lynott 14,000


Yet another number one this week as Dan Hartman takes advantage of weak competition to advance to the top for a surprise #1 hit. Shalamar even rebound to runner up as Bucks Fizz plummet to #5. The track does at least go silver this week. Kim Carnes is this week's new US number one and is in the running to do the same here. Hall & Oates grab a third top ten hit hoping to emulate the success of their recent chart topper, as do Teardrop Explodes.

Cliff Richard equalled his highest ever peak last week and advances to #4 this week becoming his biggest retrochart hit to date. His previous four solo offerings all went top ten:

05/01/80 We Don't Talk Anymore #9 - 12 weeks
02/02/80 Carrie #9 - 16 weeks
16/08/80 Dreamin' #7 - 18 weeks
13/12/80 A Little In Love #9 - 19 weeks
 
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11 40 11 02 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) / Joey Scarbury HIGHCLIMBER
12 09 01 13 Kids In America / Kim Wilde
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13 08 08 12 Guilty / Classix Nouveau
14 06 06 14 How Bout Us / Champaign
15 18 15 07 Don't Know Much / Bill Medley
16 17 16 09 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Dave Stewart feat Colin Blunstone
17 19 17 08 One More Chance / Diana Ross

18 12 05 15 It's A Love Thing / The Whispers
19 13 09 10 Attention To Me / Nolans
20 28 20 07 Dreaming Of Me / Depeche Mode
21 57 21 02 Chequered Love / Kim Wilde HIGHCLIMBER

22 14 04 12 This Ole House / Shakin Stevens
23 48 23 04 Whatcha Gonna Do For Me / Chaka Khan HIGHCLIMBER
24 47 24 04 One Day In Your Life / Michael Jackson HIGHCLIMBER
25 62 25 02 Stand And Deliver / Adam & The Ants HIGHEST CLIMBER
26 38 26 05 All Out To Get You / The Beat

27 16 15 10 Enemy Lines / James Freud
28 20 16 10 Tango In Mono / Expressos
29 21 06 15 One Step Ahead / Split Enz
30 43 30 05 Love Games / Level 42
31 22 22 08 Say You'll Be Mine / Christopher Cross
32 39 32 06 Products Of Your Mind / Jimmy & The Boys
33 35 33 06 Ai No Corrida / Quincy Jones
34 49 34 04 When He Shines / Sheena Easton
35 44 35 06 W.O.R.K. (No Nah No No My Daddy Don't) / Bow Wow Wow
36 65 36 03 Musclebound / Glow / Spandau Ballet HIGHCLIMBER
37 60 37 03 You Drive Me Crazy / Shakin Stevens HIGHCLIMBER
38 42 38 05 Flying High / Freeez

39 23 15 11 I Missed Again / Phil Collins
40 45 40 07 New Toy / Lene Lovich
41 27 06 13 Planet Earth / Duran Duran
42 29 01 16 Reward / Teardrop Explodes
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43 46 43 07 Unchained Melody / Heart
44 69 44 02 Nobody Wins / Elton John HIGHCLIMBER
45 --- 45 01 Body Talk / Imagination HIGHEST NEW ENTRY
46 55 46 03 Too Much Too Soon / John Farnham

47 24 08 11 Lately / Stevie Wonder
48 26 13 13 Star / Kiki Dee
49 31 28 10 Lipstick / Suzi Quatro
50 34 34 07 History Never Repeats / Split Enz
51 33 33 08 Intuition / Linx
52 58 52 11 Stars On 45 Medley / Stars On 45 / Starsound
53 41 03 17 Precious To Me / Phil Seymour
54 64 54 05 Living Inside Myself / Gino Vanelli
55 66 55 04 But You Know That I Love You / Dolly Parton

56 53 07 25 9 To 5 / Dolly Parton
57 51 03 15 Southern Freeez / Freeez
58 32 02 22 Who Do You Think You're Fooling / Donna Summer
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59 77 59 04 America / Neil Diamond
60 72 60 04 The Magnificent 7 / The Clash

61 37 37 07 Good Thing Going / Sugar Minott
62 52 44 06 Runaway / Eruption
63 54 51 11 Fantastic Voyage / Lakeside
64 110 64 01 Chariots Of Fire / Vangelis
65 36 36 09 Decadent Days / Hazel O'Connor
66 30 22 10 Trickle Trickle / Manhatten Transfer
67 79 67 03 Fool In Love With You / Jim Phoogle
68 80 68 03 Find Your Way Back / Jefferson Starship
69 73 69 04 All For Love / Eric Carmen
70 81 70 03 What Are We Doing In Love / Dottie West & Kenny Rogers
71 --- 71 01 Let Her Dance / Phil Seymour

72 59 59 09 A Woman Needs Love Too / Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio
73 56 15 16 Please Don't Ask Me / John Farnham
74 61 05 13 Jealous Guy / Roxy Music
75 91 75 02 Seven Year Ache / Rosanne Cash
76 94 76 02 Grey Day / Madness

77 70 66 06 Can't Get Enough / Eddy Grant
78 --- 78 01 It's Your Conscience / Deniece Williams
79 67 45 11 The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love) / Journey
80 93 80 02 Still Right Here In My Heart / Pure Prairie League
81 68 01 17 Rapture / Blondie
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82 98 82 02 Just Fade Away / Stiff Little Fingers
83 50 28 12 Einstein A Go-Go / Landscape
84 71 68 07 Where's Your Angel / Lani Hall
85 --- 85 01 When Love Calls / Atlantic Starr
86 --- 86 01 She Wants To Know / Lisa Dal Bello
87 --- 87 01 Careless Memories / Duran Duran
88 101 88 01 I Can Take Care Of Myself / Billy & The Beaters

89 82 44 14 Being With You / Smokey Robinson
90 99 90 02 Take It On The Run / REO Speedwagon
91 100 91 02 Love On The Airwaves / Night

92 76 01 16 I Surrender / Rainbow
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93 85 01 18 In The Air Tonight / Phil Collins
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94 109 94 01 Since I Don't Have You / Don McLean
95 --- 95 01 I Want To Be Free / Toyah
96 --- 96 01 Cool World / Mondo Rock
97 121 97 01 Pull Up To The Bumper / Grace Jones
98 108 98 01 It's Gonna Happen / The Undertones
99 133 99 01 Pocket Calculator / Kraftwerk
100 136 100 01 Don't Let Go The Coat / The Who


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#10 CLIMBER - total 76,500 so far


#21
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#45
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#64
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#78
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BUBBLING UNDER


101 103 Time / Alan Parsons Project
102 104 Just Between You And Me / April Wine
103 107 Sweet Baby / Stanley Clarke & George Duke
104 111 Stay The Night / Billy Ocean
105 113 Angel Of The Morning / Juice Newton
106 118 Inside Of Me / Esther Williams
110 ---- Somebody Send My Baby Home / Lenny LeBlanc
111 126 If You Feel It / Thelma Houston
114 ---- Tokyo / Classix Nouveau
117 127 Two Hearts / Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass
124 ---- The One That You Love / Air Supply
130 155 Next Time You'll Know / Sister Sledge
131 ---- Come To Me / Aretha Franklin
134 140 Just So Lonely / Get Wet
139 ---- Gotta Get Away / Randy Meisner
147 ---- The Loved One / INXS
149 179 Arc Of A Diver / Steve Winwood
153 159 Here Comes My Baby / The Jags
155 ---- Is That Love / Squeeze
160 ---- Say What / Jesse Winchester
162 164 Here Is My Love / Tommy Dee
166 173 You're So Easy To Love / Tommy James
170 ---- Give It To Me Baby / Rick James
173 ---- Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through / Jim Steinman
181 ---- Is It You / Lee Ritenour
188 ---- The Art Of Parties / Japan
196 ---- Sound Of The Crowd / Human League
 
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