Popjustice Retrochart w/e 18/07/81

THE RETROCHART
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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 18/07/81
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37 01 09 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
NEW NUMBER ONE HIGHEST CLIMBER
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02 02 05 Ghost Town The Specials
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03 03 06 New Life Depeche Mode

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04 04 04 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
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10 06 05 Doors Of Your Heart The Beat

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06 06 06 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers
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09 08 05 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
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09 01 Chant #1 (I Don't Need This Pressure) Spandau Ballet HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

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05 02 11 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
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11 08 08 14 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
12 11 07 08 If Leaving Me Is Easy Phil Collins
13 07 03 11 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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14 21 14 02 Sat In Your Lap Kate Bush
15 12 12 08 You Might Need Somebody Randy Crawford
16 14 14 08 Going Back To My Roots Odyssey
17 18 17 07 Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones
18 16 16 06 Memory Elaine Paige
19 17 16 10 Body Talk Imagination
20 35 20 03 Walk Right Now Jacksons
21 13 08 07 All Stood Still Ultravox
22 27 22 02 Motorhead Live EP Motorhead
23 19 19 06 The River Bruce Springsteen
24 29 24 02 Visage Visage
25 22 22 05 Never Gonna Cry Again Eurythmics
26 25 25 06 There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis Kirsty MacColl
27 20 14 07 Piece Of The Action Bucks Fizz
28 47 28 02 Computer Love Kraftwerk
29 50 29 02 Show Me Dexys Midnight Runners

30 --- 30 01 Never Surrender Saxon FEATURED

31 24 05 10 I Want To Be Free Toyah
32 28 10 08 Spellbound Siouxsie & The Banshees
33 23 14 08 Take It To The Top Kool & The Gang
34 32 32 06 Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through Jim Steinman
35 31 31 05 Throw Away The Key Linx
36 26 03 17 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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37 34 34 10 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury
38 38 38 04 Pretty In Pink The Psychedelic Furs
39 42 39 08 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
40 40 40 09 Seven Year Ache Roseanne Cash

41 39 39 04 Razzamatazz Quincy Jones
42 30 07 20 How Bout Us Champaign
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43 15 15 05 Can't Happen Here Rainbow
44 36 28 20 Will You Hazel O'Connor
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45 --- 45 01 A Promise Echo & The Bunnymen FEATURED
46 44 44 11 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
47 46 42 13 Find Your Way Back Jefferson Starship
48 58 48 03 Stars On 45 Part II Starsound
49 56 49 07 One That You Love Air Supply FEATURED
50 62 50 02 I'm In Love Evelyn Champagne King
 
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51 51 51 03 Me No Pop I Kid Creole & The Coconuts & Coati Mundi
52 64 52 02 Stranger Jefferson Starship

53 61 52 13 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
54 65 54 08 I'm Your Money Heaven 17
55 33 23 09 Nobody Wins Elton John
56 63 54 09 Since I Don't Have You Don McLean
57 57 37 11 America Neil Diamond
58 60 11 09 The American Simple Minds
59 67 22 14 Stars On 45 Starsound
60 74 23 22 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
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61 75 61 05 Gemini Dream Moody Blues
62 69 62 07 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) Grace Jones
63 70 63 05 Hearts Marty Balin
64 153 64 01 Fire & Ice Pat Benatar FEATURED
65 78 65 03 The Kid Is Hot Tonight Loverboy

66 43 10 09 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
67 73 62 07 Two Hearts Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass
68 76 68 04 It Hurts To Be In Love Dan Hartman
69 68 65 12 I Love You Climax Blues Band
70 71 69 10 Sukuyaki Taste Of Honey
71 77 71 05 Dancing On The Floor Third World
72 53 11 12 The Sound Of The Crowd Human League
73 103 73 01 You Are The One Cerrone FEATURED
74 82 74 03 Elvira Oak Ridge Boys
75 86 75 03 Breaking Down The Barriers Elton John FEATURED
76 104 76 01 Urgent Foreigner FEATURED
77 87 77 03 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton FEATURED

78 72 65 10 Whatcha Gonna Do For Me Chaka Khan
79 45 19 10 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
80 48 16 10 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr
81 79 21 12 Jones vs Jones Kool & The Gang
82 90 82 03 Cool World Mondo Rock
83 88 83 04 Time Alan Parsons Project
84 100 84 02 We Can Work It Out Chaka Khan

85 81 13 11 Pocket Calculator Kraftwerk
86 41 08 07 Funeral Pyre The Jam
87 96 87 04 On And On And On ABBA
88 113 88 01 You Stopped Loving Me Roberta Flack FEATURED
89 92 89 02 Gotta Stop (Messin About) Prince
90 110 90 01 Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet
91 91 91 02 Heaven And Hell Vangelis
92 105 01 12 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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93 117 62 02 Give It To Me Baby Rick James

94 93 93 03 Tom Sawyer Rush
95 97 95 02 Kill The King Rainbow
96 95 95 03 It Didn't Take Long Spider
97 80 17 13 Love Games Level 42
98 112 98 01 Gonna Get Over You France Joli
99 115 99 01 Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith
100 118 100 01 The Stroke Billy Squier
 
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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
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
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 18/07/81

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01 01 11 Bette Davis Eyes
Kim Carnes THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 12 Stars On 45 Medley
Stars On 45
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03 03 07 All Those Years Ago
George Harrison
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04 03 12 In The Air Tonight
Phil Collins
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05 05 03 The One That You Love
Air Supply
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06 06 03 Jessie's Girl
Rick Spingfield
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10 07 02 Elvira
Oak Ridge Boys
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09 08 02 Ghost Town
Specials

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09 01 You Make My Dreams
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08 03 17 Shaddap You Face
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 18/07/81

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01 01 17 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 02 09 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
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03 03 10 The One That You Love Air Supply
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04 04 17 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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05 05 12 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
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06 06 10 Elvira The Oak Ridge Boys
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08 07 11 Believe It Or Not (Theme From "The Greatest American Hero") Joey Scarbury
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09 08 06 I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers
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10 09 08 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
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16 10 09 Boy From New York City Manhatten Transfer


Chart News
38 54 38 02 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
41 55 41 03 Cool Love Pablo Cruise
47 58 47 05 Love On A Two Way Street Stacy Lattisaw
59 70 59 03 Really Wanna Know You Gary Wright
60 76 60 02 Don't Give Up Robbie Patton

63 75 63 03 You're My Girl Franke & The Knockouts

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New Entries

#64 Fire & Ice Pat Benatar
#70 Who's Crying Now Journey
#82 Medley II Stars On 45
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Love Light Yutaka
#87 Jole Blon Gary US Bonds
#90 Pay You Back With Interest Gary O.


US Charts
Billboard Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart The One That You Love Air Supply NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Try It Out / Hold Tight Gino Soccio SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 18/07/81

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04 02 03 Stars On 45 Vol 2 Starsound 87,000

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03 03 04 Can Can Bad Manners
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06 04 10 Body Talk Imagination
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One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
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14 06 02 Motorhead (Live) Motorhead 57,000
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10 07 05 (You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club 53,000
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09 08 06 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers 46,000
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05 04 08 Going Back To My Roots
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07 06 07 Memory Elaine Paige 37,000

So in a week of social unrest in many UK towns it is with grim apropos that the Specials hold the top spot with "Ghost Town" holding the top slot on 98,000 sales. The eagle eyed reader might note that the track is already receding sales wise, it is possible that the riots have put some shoppers off, or retail outlets have not been open for the normal hours, or indeed that the track has become too linked in people's minds to the recent riots, but whatever the reason it looks likely that this is the final week for the song at the top.

The reason to doubt that The Specials are on borrowed time comes courtesy of Starsound who slide 4-2 (87,000) and are now within striking distance of the No 1 spot and have now started their career with two No 2 hits, their last hit was of course stopped in its tracks to No 1 by the sudden appearance of "Stand And Deliver" though this track has now gotten "nearer" to the No 1 spot than Vol 1 speaking sales wise.

The only new entry into the top 10 comes from Motorhead with a "Live Ep" which sprints 14-6 (57,000). The lead track is also called "Motorhead" and was one of the final songs composed by Lemmy before he "left" Hawkwind, the track was the first release by Motorhead back in 1977 when it failed to chart by the live version recorded in March this year has now given the group a third top 10 hit in a little over a year.

Everything else just gets rearranged, the only track sticking in the same place are Bad Manners who hold No 3 with "Can Can" but they're losing sales with 70,000 taking up their offer of a dance. Downward movers this week include Michael Jackson 2-5 (69,000), Odyssey 5-9 (38,000) and Elaine Paige 7-10 (37,000), whilst having some reason cheer are Bob Marley 9-8 (46,000), Tom Tom Club 10-7 (53,000) and Imagination 6-4 (70,000).
Chart News
15 26 15 02 Sat In Your Lap Kate Bush
25 39 25 02 Visage Visage

30 46 30 04 Walk Right Now Jacksons

33 58 33 02 Show Me Dexy's Midnight Runners
39 60 39 02 Computer Love / The Model Kraftwerk
41 66 41 02 Kill The King Rainbow
42 64 42 02 C'mon Let's Go Girlschool
48 71 48 02 Heaven & Hell Vangelis
50 70 50 02 Jimmie Jones Vapors

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New Entries

#17 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
#18 Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) Spandau Ballet
#26 Never Surrender Saxon
#52 Back To The Sixties Tight Fit
#53 She's A Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton
#62 On The Beat B B & Q Band
#66 A Promise (Remix) Echo & The Bunnymen
#68 Tonight Modettes
#72 Jingo Candido
#73 Lil Red Ridinghood 999
#75 Dancing The Night Away Voggue

UK Charts

NME Ghost Town Specials NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Chart New Life Depeche Mode SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Love Songs Cliff Richard SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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World charts w/e 11/07/81
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Kids In America Kim Wilde SECOND MONTH AT NUMBER ONE
Hubba Hubb Zoot-Zoot Caramba FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Pour le plaisir Herbert Léonard EIGHTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes NEW NUMBER ONE
How Bout Us Champaign SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Enola Gay OMD SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes NEW NUMBER ONE
Blue Jeans Memory Masahiko Kondō THIRD 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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Upside Down Diana Ross
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July 18. 1981
#- Artist - Single - (Weeks) Last Week
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Rosanne Cash - Seven Tear Ache (12) 1
2. Neil Diamond - America (13) 2
3. Stars On 45 - Medley (13) 3
4. Air Supply - One That You Love (9) 5
5. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (10) 11
6. Moody Blues - Gemini Dream (7) 12
7. Marty Balin - Hearts (7) 7
8. Loverboy - Kid Is Hot Tonite (5) 14
9. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (9) 4
10. Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts (10) 10
11. Climax Blues Band - I love You (20) 6
12. Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki (15) 9
13. Champaign - How Bout Us (22) 13
14. Cerrone - You Are The One (4) 34
15. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (15) 8
16. Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira (7) 21
17. Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back (16) 15
18. Joey Scarbury - Greatest American Hero (7) 18
19. Juice Newton - Queen of Hearts (7) 23
20. REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run (17) 17
21. Kool & the Gang - Jones vs. Jones (10) 16
22. Alan Parsons Project - Time (12) 24
23. Abba - On & On & On (4) 30
24. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet - Everlasting Love (4) 37
25. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (7) 35
26. Rush - Tom Sawyer (7) 28
27. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl (11) 27
28. Spider - It Didn't Take Long (8) 29
29. Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand (6) 33
30. France Joli - Gonna get Over You (3) 38
31. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus (7) 39
32. Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me (12) 20
33. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida (13) 22
34. Smokey Robinson - Being With You (18) 19
35. Greg Kihn Band - Breakup Song (7) 40
36. Gary U.S. Bonds - This Little Girl (12) 36
37. Tubes - Don't Want To Wait Anymore (5) 43
38. Gino Vanelli - Living Inside Myself (17) 25
39. .38 Special - Hold On Loosely (19) 26
40. Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator (4) 52
41. Joe Walsh - Life Of Illusion (7) 42
42. Point Blank - Nicole (4) 60
43. Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams (7) 44
44. Billy Squier - the Stroke (5) 47
45. Foreigner - Urgent (3) 55
46. Voggue - Dancin' The Night Away (3) 53
47. Commodores - Lady (3) 59
48. Jim Steinman - Rock -Roll Dreams Come Through (7) 51
49. Roni Griffin - Desire (3) 54
50. Ronnie Milsap - No Gettin' Over Me (3) 56
51. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (4) 57
52. Alabama - Feels So Right (3) 58
53. Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street (3) 63
54. Pat Benetar - Fire And Ice (2) 74
55. Rick James - Give It To Me Baby (4) 64
56. Elton John - Nobody Wins (7) 50
57. Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You (3) 65
58. Jefferson Starship - Stranger (2) 71
59. Stars on 45 - Medley II (2) 73
60. Sylvia - Matador (4) 66
61. Human League - Sound Of The Crowd (3) 67
62. Santana - Winning (10) 49
63. Adam & the Ants - Stand And Deliver (3) 68
64. Heaven 17 - Fascist Groove Thing (3) 72
65. Ray Parker Jr & Raydio -Woman Needs Love (10) 48
66. Journey - Who's Crying now (1) <new
67. Balance - Breaking Away (2) 77
68. Duran Duran - Planet Earth (3) 69
69. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (24) 45
70. Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again (2) 70
71. REO Speedwagon - Don't Let Him Go (3) 75
72. Don McLean - Since I Don't Have You (13) 62
73. Debra Laws - Very Special (1) <new
74. Carpenters - Touch Me When Were Dancing (5) 78
75. Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need you (5) 79
76. Specials - Ghost Town (1) <new
77. Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands (18) 32
78. Barbara Mandrell -I Was Country..(2) 82
79. Crystal Gayle - Too many Lovers (2) 84
80. Gino Vanelli - Nightwalker (3) 85
81. Juice Newton - Angel Of the Morning (22) 31
82. Producers - What She Does To Me (6) 76
83. Meco - Raiders March (1) New
84. Change - Paradise (7) 81
85. April Wine - Sign Of The Gypsy Queen (7) 80
86. Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer..(3) 91
87. Sister Sledge - He's just A Runaway (1) New
88. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (24) 41
89. Manhattan Transfer - Boy From new York City (5) 92
90. John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night (24) 46
91. Rene & Angela - I Love You More (1) <new
92. Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper (2) 93
93. April Wine - Just Between You And Me (22) 61
94. Brothers Johnson - Real Thing (3) 94
95. Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One (3) 95
96. Styx - Nothing Ever Goes As Planned (1) <new
97. Robert Patton - Don't Give It Up (1) <new
98. Randy Vanwarmer - Suzi (1) <new
99. Robert Gordon - Someday, Someway <new
100. Elaina Paige- Memory (1) <new
 
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 (4)

61. Neil Diamond- America 6-6-81 (5)
62. Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache 7-11-81 (2)

While not a magnificent record, Seven Year Ache holds at #1, and the way the chart has been in 1981, it might be perched there for a while.
 
The HMV Retrochart is coming up later tonight - but first some makers and shakers:

Number 48 - new entry for Echo and the Bunnymen and the excellent "A Promise":
 
Number 40 - new entry for David Byrne & Brian Eno with their third Retrochart hit from the album "My life in the bush of ghosts" - here's "The Carrier":
 
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