Popjustice Retrochart w/e 22/08/81

THE RETROCHART
We are taking a trip down memory lane

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The Retrochart Vault


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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 22/08/81

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09 01 03 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 04 Tainted Love Soft Cell

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02 02 05 Tempted Squeeze
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03 01 05 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder
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05 04 06 Chant #1 (I Don't Need This Pressure) Spandau Ballet
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07 06 05 Girls On Film Duran Duran
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11 07 04 Hold On Tight ELO

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06 04 09 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
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08 02 10 Ghost Town The Specials
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10 01 14 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
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11 04 02 11 New Life Depeche Mode
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12 14 12 03 One In Ten UB40

13 12 09 04 Water On Glass Kim Wilde
14 15 14 07 Computer Love Kraftwerk
15 --- 15 01 Abacab Genesis HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
16 18 16 04 Backfired Debbie Harry

17 16 11 08 Walk Right Now Jacksons
18 34 18 02 Love Song Simple Minds
19 48 19 13 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters FEATURED
20 20 20 06 Urgent Foreigner

21 13 13 07 Visage Visage
22 29 22 03 Draw Of The Cards Kim Carnes
23 24 23 04 Arabian Knights Siouxsie & The Banshees

24 19 11 07 Sat In Your Lap Kate Bush
25 22 22 15 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury
26 --- 26 01 The Thin Wall Ultravox FEATURED
27 28 27 03 Fire U2

28 21 18 07 Show Me Dexys Midnight Runners
29 64 29 02 Hand Held In Black And White Dollar HIGHCLIMBER
30 80 30 02 One Of Those Nights Bucks Fizz HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED

31 27 08 19 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
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32 63 32 02 Stop Draggin' My Heart Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty HIGHCLIMBER
33 25 17 12 Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones
34 17 06 11 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers
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35 32 29 06 A Promise Echo & The Bunnymen
36 39 36 02 Rainy Night In Georgia Randy Crawford
37 35 01 17 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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38 65 38 02 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
39 31 01 20 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
40 37 03 16 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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41 62 41 02 Japanese Boy Aneka
42 36 16 15 Body Talk Imagination
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43 33 02 16 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
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44 38 38 06 Fire & Ice Pat Benatar
45 54 05 17 Fade To Grey Visage
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46 205 46 01 Chemistry Nolans FEATURED
47 41 41 07 Stranger Jefferson Starship
48 44 44 04 Lady Commodores
49 23 08 10 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
50 53 38 05 Green Door Shakin Stevens
 
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51 57 45 07 I'm In Love Evelyn Champagne King
52 30 14 13 Going Back To My Roots Odyssey
53 50 50 05 Julie Ocean The Undertones
54 60 54 02 Prince Of Darkness Bow Wow Wow
55 26 20 06 Never Surrender Saxon
56 164 56 01 Everybody Salsa Modern Romance FEATURED
57 51 44 16 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
58 58 58 03 Wunderbar Tenpole Tudor
59 55 19 13 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
60 43 43 12 One That You Love Air Supply
61 61 37 09 Pretty In Pink The Psychedelic Furs
62 94 62 02 Super Freak Rick James HIGHCLIMBER FEATURED
63 56 39 14 Seven Year Ache Roseanne Cash
64 83 64 04 Love On A Two Way Street Stacy Lattisaw
65 67 65 06 Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet
66 66 66 02 Souvenir OMD
67 70 67 06 Gonna Get Over You France Joli
68 71 68 05 The Carrier David Byrne / Brian Eno

69 68 15 11 The Bed's Too Big Without You The Police
70 73 62 10 Hearts Marty Balin
71 --- 71 01 She's A Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton FEATURED
72 111 72 01 Who's Crying Now Journey FEATURED
73 87 73 02 The Listening Wind Talking Heads
74 84 74 04 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
75 76 75 02 Je T'aime Michel Polnareff

76 69 63 08 The Kid Is Hot Tonight Loverboy
77 77 69 06 You Are The One Cerrone
78 72 64 09 It Hurts To Be In Love Dan Hartman
79 142 79 01 Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross FEATURED
80 74 01 20 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie
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81 82 72 08 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
82 89 81 06 You Stopped Loving Me Roberta Flack
83 75 01 19 A Forest The Cure
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84 137 84 01 Hands Up (Gimme Your Heart) Ottawan
85 88 85 06 Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith

86 47 19 11 The River Bruce Springsteen
87 42 42 04 Stormtrooper In Drag Paul Gardiner & Gary Numan
88 79 71 08 Elvira Oak Ridge Boys
89 40 31 11 Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through Jim Steinman
90 101 90 01 Je Suis Un Rock Star Bill Wyman
91 86 08 31 Can You Feel It Jacksons
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92 96 92 02 Desire Roni Griffith

93 45 06 10 Doors Of Your Heart The Beat
94 107 94 01 Dancing The Night Away Voggue
95 91 91 04 Icehouse Icehouse
96 78 03 19 Enola Gay OMD
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97 227 97 01 Start Me Up Rolling Stones

98 81 10 14 Chi Mai Ennio Morricone
99 109 09 12 Johnny & Mary Robert Palmer
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100 121 100 01 The Voice Moody Blues
 
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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 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

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This week's number ones

@cityofdoomsday Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet
@Epic Chocolat Souvenir OMD
@Eric Generic Girls On Film Duran Duran
@Hairycub1969 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League
@Ironheade Tainted Love Soft Cell
@phoenix123 New Life Depeche Mode
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 22/08/81


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01 01 16 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 03 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
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04 03 04 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
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02 01 17 Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45
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06 03 17 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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05 05 05 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury

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07 01 Hold On Tight ELO

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07 03 08 Jessie's Girl Rick Spingfield
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RE 09 03 Stars On 45 (Part II) Stars On 45
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 22/08/81

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01 01 07 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
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02 02 16 Believe It Or Not (Theme From "The Greatest American Hero") Joey Scarbury
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03 03 11 I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers
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06 04 13 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
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04 01 22 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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21 06 05 Stop Draggin My Heart Around Stevie Nicks w Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

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07 07 14 Boy From New York City Manhatten Transfer
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09 08 13 Queen of Hearts Juice Newton
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No Getting Over Me Ronnie Milsap
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New Entries

#61 Start Me Up Rolling Stones
#68 The Night Owls Little River Band
#79 I've Done Everything For You Rick Springfield
#83 The Theme From Hill Street Blues Mike Post
#86 She's A Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton
#89 Not Fade Away Eric Hine
#96 I Love My Truck Glen Campbell


US Charts
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Cashbox Singles Chart Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary Touch Me When We're Dancing Carpenters NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 I'm In Love Evelyn "Champagne" King SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 22/08/81

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01 01 05 Green Door Shakin Stevens
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86,000
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02 02 05 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 78,000

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07 03 03 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 77,500

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19 04 03 Japanese Boy Aneka 75,000

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06 05 05 Girls On Film Duran Duran 71,000

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09 06 04 Hold On Tight ELO 70,000
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03 02 05 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder
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04 04 05 Back To The Sixties Tight Fit 47,000

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26 09 04 Tainted Love Soft Cell 47,000

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14 10 05 The Caribbean Disco Show Lobo 46,000
Shaky is the word to sum up the whole of the situation at the top of the top of the charts this week as Stevens keeps hold of the No 1 spot for a fourth week but his lead looked tenuous all week and a winning tally of 86,000, a decrease of 19% week on week, its tally now stands at 415,000 though it now looks like it won't match the overall total of either of his two previous hits,

Numbers 2-6 all finished within just 8,000 copies of each other such was the tightness of the chasing pack with only a TOTP performance enough to help Royal Philharmonic Orchestra stay at no 2 on a sale of 78,000 a few hundred copies ahead of Human League who leap 7-3.

Moving ominously from 19-4 (75,000) this week is Scottish singer Aneka who plucked her stage name from the phone book if popular rumour is to be believed. Born Mary Sandeman this is her debut single and shows distinct signs of challenging the weak Shakin Stevens next week.

Having failed to dent the charts with their first few releases a cover of a Gloria Jones b-side from 1965 which similarly failed to make an impression on the British public has now succeeded for Soft Cell. The duo's version of "Tainted Love" flies 26-9 (47,000) this week, the rumour that this was the band's last chance at recording a hit by Some bizarre (if true) has proved that patience has paid off.

Speaking of the great British public clearly they haven't had enough of medley's yet as this week Imrich Lobo (using just his surname for chart purposes) sees his "Caribbean Disco Show" climb 14-10 (46,000). Not to be confused with the US singer who had a couple of top ten hits in the early 70s, this Lobo hails from Netherlands where the track has already spent 3 weeks at the No 1 position.

In other news Duran Duran climb 6-5 (71,000), ELO glide 9-6 (70,000), whilst Stevie Wonder slides 3-7 (47,000) and Tight Fit recede 4-8 (47,000)
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New Entries

#27 Abacab Genesis
#37 The Thin Wall Ultravox
#54 Jole Blon Gary U.S. Bonds
#55 Sugar Doll The Jets
#61 Slow Hand The Pointer Sisters
#67 As Time Goes By (Vocal) Funkapolitan
#68 Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet
#71 Dance On Mojo
#72 Ain't No Mountain High Enough + Remember Me Boystown Gang
#74 Jeepster / Marie Celeste Polecats


UK Charts
NME Green Door Shakin Stevens SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Chart New Life Depeche Mode SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart The Official BBC Album Of The Royal Wedding Various Artists SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

 
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TROS Europarade Top 30 w/e 16/08/81

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04 01 04 Stars On 45 (Part II) More Stars On 45 NEW NUMBER ONE
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03 02 09 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin’ Stevens
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01 01 11 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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02 01 06 Chequered Love Kim Wilde
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05 01 25 Stars On 45 Stars On 45
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07 02 12 Hands Up (Give Me Your Hand) Ottawan
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08 08 04 The Caribbean Disco Show Lobo
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06 06 11 Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
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12 07 05 Going Back To My Roots Odyssey

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17 — 01 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
18 — 01 Green Door Shakin’ Stevens
24 — 01 Je T’ai Aimee Johnny Hallyday
25 — 01 Flieg Nicht So Hoch Nicole
29 — 01 Chant Number One Spandau Ballet
 
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Offizielle Deutsche Charts Top 75 w/e 16/08/81

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01 01 10 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 09 Chequered Love Kim Wilde
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02 02 12 Oh No No Bernie Paul
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07 05 05 Flieg Nicht So Hoch, Mein Kleiner Freund Nicole
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05 05 21 Dance Little Bird Electronicas
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09 01 21 Stars On 45 (Part I) Stars On 45
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10 05 18 Kids In America Kim Wilde
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08 03 16 Lieb Mich Ein Letztes Mal Roland Kaiser

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#23 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) Grace Jones
#38 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder
#66 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
#71 All Stood Still Ultravox
#74 Ich Sah Nur Sie Udo Jurgens
 
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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Top 20 w/e 22/08/81

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01 Gemini Dream Moody Blues THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
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03 Believe It Or Not (Theme From "The Greatest American Hero") Joey Scarbury
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06 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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04 The One That You Love Air Supply
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09 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
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07 I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers
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#17 Stop Dragging My Heart Around Stevie Nicks
#18 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
#19 Hold On Tight ELO
#20 Who's Crying Now Journey
 
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Australia Kent Music Report Top 20 w/e 17/08/81

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03 Who Can It Be Now Men At Work NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45
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02 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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09 Planet Earth Duran Duran
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07 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
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05 Turn Me Loose Loverboy
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12 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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#20 Louise (We Get It Right) Jona Lewie
 
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World charts w/e 22/08/81
Atmosphere Joy Division NEW NUMBER ONE
Kids In America Kim Wilde
Vill Ha Dej Freestyle SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

Green Door Shakin Stevens SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SIXTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
De Nederlandse sterre die strale overal Rubberen Robbie NEW NUMBER ONE
Out Here On My Own Nikka Costa SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Enola Gay OMD SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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Will You Hazel O'Connor (w/e 07/08/81)
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Only Crying Keith Marshall (w/e 01/08/81)
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In The Air Tonight Phil Collins (w/e 25/07/81)
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Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 (w/e 18/08/81)
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August 22, 1981
#- Artist- Single - (Wks) Last Week

1. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet - Everlasting Love (9) 1
2. France Joli - Gonna Get Over You (8) 3
3. Pat Benetar - Fire And Ice (7) 4
4. Marty Balin- Hearts (12) 5
5. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (12) 6
6. Loverboy - Kid Is Hot Tonite (10) 2
7. Cerrone - You Are The One (9) 7
8. Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts (12) 9
9. Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand (11) 10
10. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus (12) 14
11. Joey Scarbury - Greatest American Hero (12) 11
12. Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira (12) 8
13. Roni Griffin - Desire (8) 18
14. Voggue - Dancin' The Night Away (8) 22
15. Commodores - Lady (8) 16
16. Journey - Who's Crying Now (6) 24
17. Foreigner - Urgent (8) 20
18. E.L.O. - Hold On Tight (5) 23
19. Moody Blues - Voice (4) 28
20. Moody Blues - Gemini Dream (12) 12
21. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl (16) 21
22. Greg Kihn Band - Breakup Song (12) 26
23. Abba - On & On & On (9) 17
24. Balance - Breaking Away (7) 30
25. Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You (8) 29
26. Visage - Fade To Grey (3) 51
27. Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache (17) 13
28. Point Blank - Nicole (9) 34
29. Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A two Way Street (8) 33
30. Ronnie Milsap - No Gettin' Over Me (8) 31
31. Debra Laws - Very Special (6) 37
32. Tubes - I Don't Want To Wait Anymore (10) 27
33. Jefferson Starship - Stranger (7) 32
34. Alan Parsons Project - Time (17) 19
35. Billy Squier - Stroke (10) 35
36. Air Supply - One That You Love (14) 15
37. Debbie harry - Backfired (2) 47
38.Silver Condor - You Could Take My Heart..(4) 46
39. Alabama - Feels So Right (8) 42
40. Robbie Patton - Don't Give It Up (6) 45
41. Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes only (4) 52
42- Sister Sledge - He's Just A Runaway (6) 43
43. Neil Diamond -America (18) 25
44. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (15) 36
45. Human League - Sound Of the Crowd (8) 49
46. Specials - Ghost Town (6) 58
47. Jim Steinman - Rock N Roll Dreams.. (12) 41
48. Sylvia - Matador (9) 48
49. Adam & the Ants - Stand And Deliver (8) 50
50. Afternoon Delights - General Hospi-tale (5) 60
51. Carpenters - Touch me When Were Dancing (10) 54
52. Evelyn King - I'm In Love (3) 62
53. Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (3) 67
54. Duran Duran - Planet Earth (8) 55
55. Rene & Angela - I Love You More (6) 56
56. Rick James - super freak (3) 74
57. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (9) 44
58. Icehouse - We Can Get Together (5) 66
59. Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts (15) 40
60. Cantina Band - Summer 81 (4) 61
61. Kim Carnes - Draw Of The Cards (2) 79
62. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (2) 87
63. Meco - Raiders March (6) 65
64. Lulu - I Could Never Miss You (2) 86
65. Beach Boys - Beach Boys Medley (3) 69
66. Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin For You (2) 88
67. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (14) 39
68. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (20) 38
69. John Denver - Some Days Are Diamonds (3) 77
70. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love (4) 71
71. Don McLean - It's Just The Sun (3) 73
72. Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You (10) 71
73. Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step (3) 76
74. Glen Campbell -I love My Truck (2) 90
75. Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator (9) 53
76. Little River Band - Night Owls (1) <new
77. Barbara Mandrell - I Was Country.. (7) 72
78. Rush - Tom Sawyer (12) 57
79. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (25) 63
80. Don Felder - Heavy Metal (3) 73
81. Spandau Ballet - Chant #1 (2) 91
82. John Schneider - It's Now Or Never (3) 81
83. Change - Hold Tight (3) 82
84. Quick - Hold Tight (3) 92
85. Stars On 45 - Medley II (7) 59
86. Kool & the Gang - Jones vs. Jones (15) 64
87. Kraftwerk - Computer Love (1) <new
88. Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City (10) 85
89. Johnny Lee - Prisoner Of Hope (3) 89
90. Four Tops - When She Was My Girl (2) 93
91. Pablo Cruise - Cool Love (3) 94
92. Rafael Cameron - Fun-town U.S.A. (2) 100
93. Go-Go's -Our Lips Are Sealed (2) 97
94. George Harrison - Teardrops (2) 98
95. Split Enz - Iris (3) 98
96. Heaven 17 - Fascist Groove Thing (8) 68
97. Producers - What He's Got (1) <new
98. Gino Vanelli - Nightwalker (8) 84
99. Styx - Nothing Ever Goes As Planned (6) 75
100. Ray Parker Jr & Raydio - That Old Song (1) <new.
 
Number Two singles so far:
artist - song -------#2 peak date-(weeks at #2) * -nonconsecutive weeks at 2

1. Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now 7-2-77 (1)
2, Hot - Angel In Your Arms 7-9-77 (2)
3. E.L.O. - Telephone Line 8-20-77 (2)
4. CJ & Co. - Devil's Gun 9-3-77 (2)
5. Donna Summer - Down Deep Inside 11-5-77 (1)
6. Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou 1-7-78 (1)
7. Odyssey - Native New Yorker 1-28-78 (1)
8. Donna Summer - I Love You 2-4-78 (4)*
9. Abba - Name of The Game 3-11-78 (2)
10. Andy Gibb - Love Is Thicker Than Water 3-25-78 (2)
11. Crystal Gayle - Ready For The Times To Get Better 4-15-78 (2)
12. George Benson - On Broadway 6-3-78 (2)
13. Madleen Kane - Fever 7-1-78 (3)
14. Teri DeSario - Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep..8-26-78 (3)
15. Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie 9-16-78 (1)
16. Crystal Gayle - Talking in Your Sleep 10-28-78 (1)
17. Justin Heyward - Forever Autumn 1-6-79 (1)
18. Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancing 2-17-79 (2)
19. Mankind - Dr. Who 3-3-79 (2)
20. Voyage - Souveniers 3-17-79 (5)
21. Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In 5-12-79 (2)
22. Wings - Goodnight Tonight 5-26-79 (2)
23. Voyage - Let's Fly Way 6-9-79 (1)
24. E.L.O. - Shine ALittle Love 7-28-79 (1)
25. John Stewart - Gold 8-4-79 (2)
26. Disco Circus - over & over 8-18-79 (2)
27. Earth,Wind, & Fire - After The love Has Gone 9-15-79 (1)
28. Flower - Midnight Dancing 11-17-79 (1)
29. Gloria Gaynor - Love Id Just A Hearbeat Away 12-1-79 (2)
30. KC & the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go 12-29-79 (2)
31.Arabesque - Love Is Just A Game 1-26-80 (3)
32. Pat Benetar - Heartbreaker 2-16-80 (4)
33. Air Supply - Lost In Love 5-17-80 (1)
34. Pat Benetar - We Live For love 6-7-80 (4)
35. Lipps Inc. - All Night Dancing 7-19-80 (1)
36. Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own 11-22-80 (1)
37. Devo - Whip It 11-29-80 (1)
38. Ottawan - DISCO 12-20-80 (3)
39. Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart 1-10-81 (3)
40. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break 2-7-81 (1)
41. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play 2-14-81 (6)
42. Gap Band - Burn Rubber 4-11-81 (2)
43. April Wine - Just Between You And Me 4-25-81 (4)*
44. Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back 5-30-81 (1)
45. Stars On 45 - Medley-Stars On 6-6-81 (5)

46. Loverboy - Kid is Hot Tonite 8-1-81 (2)*
47. France Joli - Gonna Get Over You 8-22-81 (1)
 
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 (5)
63. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet - Everlasting Love 8-15-81 (2)
 
Most successful artists...so far (3 points for a #1, 2 points for a #2, 1 point for a #3)
#1/#2/#3 total points
1. Abba 4/1/0 14
2. Donna Summer 3/2/1 14
3, Crystal Gayle 3/2/0 13
4. E.L.O. 2/2/0 10
5. Earth,Wind & Fire 2/1/0 8
6. Olivia Newton-John 2/0/1 7
7. Bee Gees 2/0/1 7
8. Neil Diamond 2/0/0 6
9. Meco 2/0/0 6
10. Yvonne Elliman 2/0/0 6
11. Blondie 2/0/0 6
12. France Joli 1/1/1 6

Duets count equally for both artists, although E.L.O. didn't do a lot of singing in the #1 hit,Xanadu.
Most Weeks at #1
1. Donna Summer 20
2. Abba 19
3. Crystal Gayle 13
4. Neil Diamond 13
5. E.L.O. 11
6. Olivia Newton-John 9
7. Bee Gees 8
8. Yarbrough & Peoples 6
 
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Even despite a new #1 and a new top 10... still slow around these parts, with only three new entries. But luckily, next week should break up the charts a bit.

1. (4) Tainted Love - Soft Cell
2. (3) Tempted - Squeeze
3. (5) Arabian Knights - Siouxsie and the Banshees
4. (1) A Promise - Echo and the Bunnymen
5. (9) Love Action - The Human League
6. (6) Girls on Film - Duran Duran
7. (2) Chant No. 1 - Spandau Ballet
8. (11) Hold on Tight - Electric Light Orchestra
9. (7) Ghost Town - The Specials
10. (8) Lay All Your Love on Me - ABBA

11. (NEW) The Thin Wall - Ultravox
12. (15) One in Ten - UB40
13. (13) Water on Glass - Kim Wilde
14. (18) Fire - U2
15. (10) Walk Right Now - The Jacksons
16. (20) Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
17. (14) Computer Love - Kraftwerk
18. (NEW) Abacab - Genesis
19. (12) Sat in Your Lap - Kate Bush
20. (23) Love Song - Simple Minds

21. (16) Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
22. (NEW) Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters
23. (17) Show Me - Dexys Midnight Runners
24. (20) New Life - Depeche Mode
25. (19) Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
26. (25) No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
27. (22) Never Surrender - Saxon
28. (26) Visage - Visage
29. (33) Prince of Darkness - Bow Wow Wow
30. (24) Motorhead (Live) - Motorhead

31. (27) Pull Up to the Bumper - Grace Jones
32. (29) Take it on the Run - REO Speedwagon
33. (36) Draw of the Cards - Kim Carnes
34. (32) Lady (You Bring Me Up) - The Commodores
35. (30) Backfired - Debbie Harry
36. (31) For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
37. (28) Trouble Boys - Thin Lizzy
38. (34) All Stood Still - Ultravox
39. (36) Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
40. (38) Julie Ocean - The Undertones
 
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01 01 09 For Your Eyes Only / Sheena Easton
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03 01 13 Lay All Your Love On Me / ABBA
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05 04 05 Girls On Film / Duran Duran 27,500
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07 05 03 Love Action (I Believe In Love) / Human League 25,000
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14 06 04 Tainted Love / Soft Cell 22,500

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09 07 06 Chant #1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) / Spandau Ballet 20,000
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04 04 10 It Hurts To Be In Love / Dan Hartman 20,000
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15 09 09 You Stopped Loving Me / Roberta Flack 18,000

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10 10 09 I'm In Love / Evelyn "Champagne" King 18,000

The Brit invasion of the top ten gathers pace this week. As our top three lose ground Depeche Mode come out on top as the race is on for a possible future chart topper for Duran Duran, Human League or Soft Cell. Spandau Ballet joins them in a surge up the top ten but actually lose points this week so are unlikely to pose a risk. Roberta Flack joins Evelyn King to remind that there is still much to be found across the atlantic.
 
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