Popjustice Retrochart w/e 23/05/81

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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 23/05/81

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01 01 07 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 04 Treason (It's Just A Story) Teardrop Explodes
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03 03 03 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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05 04 03 Chequered Love Kim Wilde

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04 01 06 Drowning / All Out To Get You The Beat
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10 06 09 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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30 07 03 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
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07 07 06 Ai No Corrida Quincy Jones

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06 05 19 Keep On Lovin You REO Speedwagon
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20 10 12 How Bout Us Champaign
 
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11 09 09 05 Grey Day Madness
12 08 07 08 Musclebound Spandau Ballet
13 27 13 05 The Magnificent 7 The Clash
14 13 13 04 The Sound Of The Crowd Human League
15 11 05 09 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
16 16 16 04 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin Stevens
17 14 10 07 Chi Mai Ennio Morricone
18 44 18 03 Pocket Calculator Kraftwerk
19 26 19 02 I Want To Be Free Toyah

20 18 18 05 Swords Of A Thousand Men Tenpole Tudor
21 17 17 05 Love Games Level 42
22 40 22 03 Houses In Motion Talking Heads
23 21 21 04 Stray Cat Strut The Stray Cats
24 25 24 04 It's Going To Happen The Undertones
25 45 25 02 Is That Love Squeeze

26 15 08 10 Attention To Me Nolans
27 22 22 06 Stars On 45 Starsound
28 24 08 23 Can You Feel It Jacksons
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29 31 29 03 When He Shines Sheena Easton
30 23 23 02 Careless Memories Duran Duran
31 --- 31 01 Don't Let It Pass You By / Don't Slow Down UB40 HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
32 29 03 12 Lately Stevie Wonder
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33 55 33 02 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr
34 32 32 06 Is Vic There? Department S
35 36 35 08 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
36 37 12 09 Make That Move Shalamar
37 42 37 03 The Art Of Parties Japan
38 43 38 04 Killers Live EP Thin Lizzy

39 34 14 08 Primary The Cure
40 19 15 10 Night Games Graham Bonnett
41 33 01 13 It's A Love Thing The Whispers
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42 --- 42 01 The American Simple Minds FEATURED
43 38 23 06 Don't Break My Heart Again Whitesnake
44 48 44 06 Living Inside Myself Gino Vanelli
45 52 45 05 Find Your Way Back Jefferson Starship
46 130 46 01 Nobody Wins Elton John FEATURED
47 97 47 02 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson FEATURED
48 --- 48 01 All Those Years Ago George Harrison FEATURED
49 62 49 02 Body Talk Imagination

50 35 34 06 Only Crying Keith Marshall
 
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51 47 19 08 Watching The Wheels John Lennon
52 54 52 03 America Neil Diamond
53 51 10 12 I Missed Again Phil Collins
54 50 34 05 Flying High Freeez
55 140 55 01 History Never Repeats Split Enz FEATURED
56 53 43 12 Guilty Classix Nouveaux
57 59 57 05 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
58 57 13 10 What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone
59 64 59 06 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
60 65 60 05 Heaven In Your Arms Dan Hartman
61 67 61 09 Just Between You & Me April Wine
62 68 62 04 Give A Little Bit More Cliff Richard
63 73 63 03 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
64 76 64 02 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury

65 69 38 16 Ain't Even Done With The Night John Cougar Mellencamp
66 77 66 04 I Love You Climax Blues Band
67 75 61 09 Yellow Pearl Phil Lynott
68 72 40 13 Turn Me Loose Loverboy
69 94 69 02 Whatcha Gonna Do For Me Chaka Khan FEATURED
70 60 32 16 Precious To Me Phil Seymour
71 78 71 07 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
72 79 04 12 You Better You Bet The Who
73 39 22 08 Flowers Of Romance Public Image Limited
74 70 30 12 Can You Handle It Sharon Redd
75 117 75 01 Seven Year Ache Roseanne Cash FEATURED
76 74 12 20 Don't Stop The Music Yarborough & Peoples
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77 12 01 14 Kids In America Kim Wilde
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78 63 51 14 Fantastic Voyage Lakeside
79 --- 79 01 Follow The Leaders Killing Joke FEATURED
80 88 33 07 Dreaming Of Me Depeche Mode
81 82 03 16 Reward Teardrop Explodes
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82 89 82 03 Hold On Loosely .38 Special
83 80 80 04 Don't Know Much Bill Medley
84 71 62 06 Say You'll Be Mine Chirstopher Cross
85 92 85 02 Ossie's Dream Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Squad
86 93 86 02 Sukuyaki Taste Of Honey

87 46 01 19 Vienna Ultravox
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88 84 54 07 One More Chance Diana Ross
89 83 65 06 Crocodiles Echo & The Bunnymen
90 113 90 01 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA FEATURED
91 86 16 21 Burn Rubber The Gap Band
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92 87 24 23 Crying Don McClean
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93 --- 93 01 Marvin Marvin The Paranoid Android
94 99 50 03 Dumb Waiters The Psychadelic Furs
95 103 03 15 Super Trouper ABBA
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96 112 96 01 Thank God For Music Patrick Cowley
97 109 97 01 Respectable Street XTC

98 96 11 21 9 To 5 (Morning Train) Sheena Easton
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99 115 99 01 Products Of Your Mind Jimmy & The Boys
100 120 100 01 Since I Don't Have You Don McLean
 
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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
23/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 469

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This week's #1s

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@cityofdoomsday Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton (3rd week)
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@Ironheade Stand & Deliver Adam & The Ants (3rd week)

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Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes (1st week)
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@Hairycub1969 Stand & Deliver Adam & The Ants (3rd week)
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@Eric Generic Stand & Deliver Adam & The Ants (3rd week)
 
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Week 21

Global chart Top 10 w/e 23/05/81


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01 01 04 Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45 THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 03 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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04 03 04 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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03 03 05 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
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10 05 03 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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08 06 04 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jnr.
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07 05 03 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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06 01 07 Morning Train (9 To 5) Sheena Easton
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05 03 09 Shaddap You Face Joe Dolce
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 23/05/81

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01 01 08 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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03 03 14 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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02 02 14 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jnr
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04 04 13 Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton

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14 05 07 Stars On 45 Stars On 45

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06 06 09 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
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07 07 09 Living Inside Myself Gino Vanelli
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08 08 11 Sukiyaki A Taste Of Honey
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10 09 09 Too Much Time On My Hands Styx
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11 10 09 Watching The Wheels John Lennon

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31 38 31 04 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
35 48 35 05 Is It You Lee Ritenour
38 59 38 02 The One That You Love Air Supply
55 67 55 03 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
62 73 62 03 Believe It Or Not (Theme From "Greatest American Hero") Joey Scarbury


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New Entries

#33 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
#72 Boy From New York City Manhatten Transfer
#83 Promises Barbra Streisand
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A Life Of Illusion Joe Walsh
#86 Hearts Marty Balin
#87 Brooklyn Girls Robbie Dupree
#88 The Breakup Song Greg Kihn Band
#89 Yearning For Your Love Gap Band
#90 I Can't Say Goodbye Helen Reddy


US Charts
Billboard Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart Being With You Smokey Robinson NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary Sukiyaki A Taste Of Honey SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Paradise / Hold Tight / Heaven Of My Life Change THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) Ray Parker Jr & Raydio SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Top 75 w/e 23/05/81

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01 01 03 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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154,000 THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 04 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin Stevens
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03 02 06 Stars On 45 Starsound
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09 04 03 Chequered Love Kim Wilde 65,000

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08 05 03 Ossie's Dream (Way To Wembley) Spurs FA Cup Final Squad 63,000
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10 06 05 Swords Of A Thousand Men Tenpole Tudor 56,000

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Keep On Lovin' You REO Speedwagon 46,000
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04 05 05 Grey Day Madness 39,000
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05 02 07 Chai Mai (Theme From Life & Times Of Lloyd George) Ennio Morricone
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Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 35,000 HIGHCLIMBER
An entirely static top 3 for the first time in the 80s this week (except for the frozen week over New Year) sees Adam and the Ants, Shakin' Stevens, and Starsound form a barrier to all other tracks. The three tracks are racking up impressive sales between them with "Stand And Deliver" now on 483,000 (154,000 last week), "You Drive Me Crazy" on 320,000 (135,000 last week- a new 1981 high for the position) and "Stars On 45" racking up a further 97,000 to bring the tally to 401,000.

The rest of the top ten are languishing far behind, so badly that though Kim Wilde accelerates 9-4 she is over 30,000 behind Starsound on 65,000, with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club chasing her 8-5 (63,000) off the back of their victory over Manchester City in the FA cup final last Thursday, and Tenpole Tudor following suit 10-6 (56,000).

No 1 in the US this week is Kim Carnes with her cover of the 1974 Jackie DeShannon track "Bette Davis Eyes, and the track looks like it could be heading to the top here as it shoots 20-10 (35,000). The track has been substantively altered into its current arrangement but the film star who it name checks is rumoured to be very happy with Carnes' version.

REO Speedwagon hold at No 7 this week frustratingly (46,000) whilst Madness and Ennio Morricone both struggle to stay in the top 10 dropping 4-8 (39,000) and 5-9 (38,000) respectively.
Chart News
12 23 12 04 When He Shines Sheena Easton
13 37 13 02 I Want To Be Free Toyah

15 27 15 04 The Sound Of The Crowd Human League
18 25 18 04 Treason (It's Just A Story) Teardrop Explodes
21 29 21 04 It's Going To Happen Undertones
23 39 23 03 Being With You Smokey Robinson
28 42 28 03 How Bout Us Campaign
36 72 36 02 Hi-De-Hi Paul Shane
38 72 38 02 Rockabilly Guy Polcats
40 59 40 02 Is That Love Squeeze
46 74 46 02 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr



New Entries
#32 Ain't No Stopping Enigma

#35 Don't Let It Pass You By / Don't Slow Down UB40
#42 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
#51 Will You Hazel O'Connor
#55 Follow The Leader Killing Joke
#57 Nobody Wins Elton John
#58 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
#63 History Never Repeats Split Enz
#65 Let's Jump The Broomstick Coast To Coast
#72 Norman bates Landscape
#73 Two Hearts Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass
#74 Perfect Timing Kiki Dee
#75 The American Simple Minds
 
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Europarade w/e 23/05/81
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01 01 04 Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up [RCA] SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 11 Visage – Fade To Grey [Polydor]
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02 01 11 Joe Dolce – Shaddap You Face [Ariola]
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17 04 12 Stars On 45 – Stars On 45 [CNR]
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04 04 08 Roxy Music – Jealous Guy [Polydor]
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07 06 04 Jacksons – Can You Feel It [Epic]
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05 04 10 Ultravox – Vienna [Chrysalis]
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06 02 10 Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight [Atlantic]
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10 03 21 Frank Duval – Angel Of Mine [Telefunken]
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09 07 06 Alice – Per Elisa [EMI]

Chart News
13 15 13 04 Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 [RCA]
17 22 17 02 Lena Valaitis – Johnny Blue [Ariola]
18 — 18 01 Bzn – Chanson D’amour [Mercury]
19 19 19 04 Tommy Seebach & Debbie Cameron – Kroller Eller Ej [Onbekend]
20 23 20 02 Riccardo Fogli – Sara Perche Ti Amo [Onbekend]
21 28 21 02 Richard Clayderman – Les Premiers Sourires De Vanessa [V2]
22 Re 20 03 Korgis – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime [Rialto]
30 — 30 01 Ivan – Te Quiero Tante [Onbekend]
 
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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 (14) 1
2. April Wine - Just Between You And Me (14) 2
3. Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back (8) 3
4. Champaign - How Bout Us (14) 4
5. REO Speedwagon - Take it On The Run (9) 8
6. John Cougar - Ain't Even Done With The Night (16) 5
7. Gino Vanelli - Living Inside Myself (9) 10
8. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (12) 11
9. Loverboy - Turn Me Loose (16) 6
10. Styx - Too Much Time On Your Hands (10) 12
11. Who - You Better You Bet (10) 13
12. Smokey Robinson - Being With You (10) 15
13. Stars On 45 - Stars On 45/Medley (5) 16
14. Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (16) 7
15. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (7) 17
16. Neil Diamond - America (5) 20
17. Whispers - It's A Love Thing (15) 9
18. .38 Special - Hold On Loosely (11) 21
19. Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki (7) 22
20. Ultravox - Vienna (13) 14
21. Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me (4) 30
22. Gap Band - Burn Rubber (24) 18
23. Don McLean - Crying (18) 19
24. Phil Collins - I Missed Again (7) 28
25. Abba - Super Trouper (8) 26
26. John Lennon - Watching The Wheels (7) 33
27. Sheena Easton - Morning Train (14) 23
28. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida (5) 35
29. Lime - Your Lime (9) 27
30. T.G. Sheppard - I Loved'em Every One (10) 31
31. Abba - Winner Takes It All (27) 24
32. Jacksons - Can You Feel It (4) 40
33. Shalamar - Make That Move (5) 36
34. Vivien Vee - Give Me A Break (26) 29
35. Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (13) 25
36. Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (24) 32
37. Stevie Wonder - Lately (7) 39
38. Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand It (11) 37
39. Terri Gibbs - Somebody's Knockin' (14) 38
40. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (1) <new
41. Don McLean - Since I Don't Have You (5) 42
42. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play (25) 34
43. Phil Seymour - Precious To Me (18) 41
44. Talking Heads - Once in A Lifetime (13) 43
45. Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play (25) 34
46. Phil Seymour - Precious To Me (18) 41
47. Sherbs - I Have The Skill (8) 47
48. Roseanne Cash - Seven Year Ache (4) 60
49. Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (14) 44
50. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (2) 78
51. Air Supply - One That You Love (1) <new
52. Sister Sledge - Next Time You'll Know (3) 65
53. REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You (19) 46
54. John Lennon - Woman (18) 45
55. Donnie Iris - Ah Leah! (22) 53
56. Rush - Limelight (11) 52
57. Pat Benetar - Treat Me Right (19) 49
58. Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts (2) 83
59. Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (24) 55
60. Isley Brothers - Hurry Up And Wait (5) 64
61. Classic Nouveaux - Guilty (4) 59
62. Graham Bonnet - Night Games (3) 62
63. Teardrop Explodes - Treason (3) 63
64. Washington/Withers - Just The Two Of Us (8) 66
65. Kool & the Gang - Jones vs. Jones (2) 82
66. Paul Anka - I've Been Waiting For You.. (4) 67
67. Franke & the Knockouts - Sweetheart (6) 71
68. David Stewart & Colin Bludstone - What Becomes Of The.. (2) 70
69. Ronnie Milsap - Smokey Mountain Rain (26) 57
70. Vivien Vee - Remember (19) 69
71. Teardrop Explodes - Reward (2) 75
72. Dee D Jackson - Thunder And Lightning (4) 74
73. Ottawan - DISCO (27) 56
74. Kelly Marie - Feels Like i'm In Love (27) 58
75. Christopher Cross - Say You'll Be Mine (3) 76
76. Kelly Marie - Hot Love (2) 81
77. Jam - That's Entertainment (12) 68
78. John O' Banion - Loved You Like I...(4) 79
79. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl (3) 86
80. Outlaws - Riders In The Sky (19) 73
81. Get Wet - Just So Lonely (1) <new
82. Nolans - Attention To Me (2) 87
83. Dolly Paton - But You Know I Love You (6) 61
84. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My list (8) 72
85. Santana - Winning (2) 91
86. Ultravox - Slow motion (2) 88
87. Rovers - Wasn't That A Party (12) 77
88. Crazy Joe - Eugene (14) 48
89. Tom Petty - the Waiting (2) 94
90. Sylvia - Drifter (8) 80
91. Ray Parker & Raydio - A Woman Needs Love (2) 93
92. Helen Reddy - I Can't Say Goodbye To You (1) <new
93. Visage - Mind Of A Toy (2) 95
94. Kool & the Gang - Celebration (28) 84
95. Steely Dan - Time out Of Mind (10) 50
96. Emmylou Harris - Mister Sandman (11) 85
97. Journey - Party's Over (8) 90
98. Pendulum - Gypsy Spirit (32) 97
99. Tantra - Hills Of Katmandu (28) 96
100. Rupert Holmes -I Don't Need You (6) 89
 
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 (3)

 
Yeah, it's a pretty slow week - unusually for me, the highest debut is at #16. Looks like we've got a contender for #1, though... I wonder...

1. (1) Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
2. (5) Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
3. (2) The Sound of the Crowd - The Human League
4. (10) The Art of Parties - Japan
5. (3) Grey Day - Madness
6. (4) Treason (It's Just a Story) - The Teardrop Explodes
7. (12) Chequered Love - Kim Wilde
8. (6) The Magnificent Seven - The Clash
9. (11) Is That Love - Squeeze
10. (13) Careless Memories - Duran Duran

11. (7) Houses in Motion - Talking Heads
12. (8) Flowers of Romance - Public Image Ltd.
13. (18) Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
14. (9) Drowning/All Out to Get You - The Beat
15. (17) Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
16. (NEW) Follow the Leaders - Killing Joke
17. (NEW) History Never Repeats - Split Enz
18. (14) Killers Live EP - Thin Lizzy
19. (15) Muscle Bound/Glow - Spandau Ballet
20. (21) Pocket Calculator - Kraftwerk

21. (16) Crocodiles - Echo and the Bunnymen
22. (29) Being With You - Smokey Robinson
23. (NEW) All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
24. (28) It's Going to Happen - The Undertones
25. (27) I Want To Be Free - Toyah
26. (20) Primary - The Cure
27. (19) Lately - Stevie Wonder
28. (23) Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
29. (25) Don't Break My Heart Again - Whitesnake
30. (NEW) The American - Simple Minds

31. (32) Swords of a Thousand Men - Tenpole Tudor
32. (24) Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
33. (NEW) Nobody Wins - Elton John
34. (36) Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton
35. (39) Stray Cat Strut - The Stray Cats
36. (31) Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone
37. (38) Don't Let Go the Coat - The Who
38. (33) And the Bands Played On - Saxon
39. (37) Night Games - Graham Bonnet
40. (NEW) Don't Let It Pass You By - UB40
 
@Hairycub1969 HMV Retrochart W/e 23rd May 1981
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01 03 01 STAND AND DELIVER Adam and the Ants 1 THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 07 02 KEEP ON LOVING YOU REO Speedwagon 7
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03 07 01 CHI MAI Ennio Morricone 9
04
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08 06 04 AI NO CORRIDA Quincy Jones 14
05
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12 03 05 CHEQUERED LOVE Kim Wilde 4
06
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07 06 06 LOVE GAMES Level 42 68
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11 07 07 IS VIC THERE Department S 26
08
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06 04 06 YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY Shakin' Stevens 2
09
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05 06 05 DROWNING/ALL OUT TO GET YOU The Beat 25
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18 03 10 BETTE DAVIS EYES Kim Carnes 10
 
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@Hairycub1969 HMV Retrochart W/e 23rd May 1981
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK

11 4 5 4 GREY DAY Madness 8
12 22 3 12 BEING WITH YOU Smokey Robinson 23
13 19 4 13 THE SOUND OF THE CROWD The Human League 15
14 10 9 1 MAKING YOUR MIND UP Bucks Fizz 16
15 20 4 15 TREASON (IT'S JUST A STORY) The Teardrop Explodes 18
16 25 4 16 IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN The Undertones 21
17 21 5 17 SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN Tenpole Tudor 6
18 14 4 14 STRAY CAT STRUT Stray Cats 11
19 34 2 19 I WANT TO BE FREE Toyah 13
20 28 3 20 CHARIOTS OF FIRE Vangelis 34
21 9 6 3 STARS ON 45 VOL.1 Star Sound 3
22 13 13 2 CAN YOU FEEL IT The Jacksons 27
23 36 3 23 POCKET CALCULATOR Kraftwerk 39
24 NEW 1 24 MARVIN Marvin the paranoid Android 56
25 23 5 14 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN The Clash 69
26 30 5 26 THANK GOD FOR MUSIC Patrick Cowley N/A
27 29 6 27 RESPECTABLE STREET XTC N/A
28 37 3 28 WHEN HE SHINES Sheena Easton 12
29 44 2 29 HOW 'BOUT US Champaign 28
30 38 3 30 HOUSES IN MOTION Talking Heads 60
31 15 8 5 ONLY CRYING Keith Marshall 17
32 24 10 7 ATTENTION TO ME The Nolans 20
33 NEW 1 33 THE AMERICAN Simple Minds 75
34 17 8 10 WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN The Police N/A
35 16 8 7 MUSCLEBOUND Spandau Ballet 22
36 42 3 36 THE ART OF PARTIES Japan 49
37 NEW 1 37 I'M YOUR MONEY Heaven 17 N/A
38 NEW 1 38 DON'T SLOW DOWN/DON'T LET IT PASS YOU BY UB40 35
39 26 10 7 (WE DON'T NEED) THIS FASCIST GROOVE THANG Heaven 17 N/A
40 32 13 4 EINSTEIN A GO GO Landscape 48
41 48 2 41 IS THIS LOVE? Squeeze 40
42 27 7 11 BERMUNDA TRIANGLE Barry Manilow 30
43 41 2 41 TOKYO Classix Nouveaux 67
44 31 10 7 NIGHT GAMES Graham Bonnett 33
45 NEW 1 45 AMERICA IS WAITING DAVID BYRNE/BRIAN ENO N/A
46 NEW 1 46 ONE DAY IN YOUR LIFE Michael Jackson 42
47 50 2 47 BODY TALK Imagination 54
48 NEW 1 48 JUST THE TWO OF US Grover Washington Jnr 46
49 NEW 1 49 AIN'T NO STOPPING Enigma 32
50 43 14 3 KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER Adam and the Ants N/A

Marvin the paranoid android has a hit from the recent BBC adaptation of "The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy":


Adam and the Ants make it three weeks at number one with "Stand and deliver":


Cubfile:

Adam and the Ants get a third week at number one with “Stand and deliver” as REO Speedwagon get stuck at number two and Ennio Morricone is not budging from number three. However, Kim Wilde, Quincy Jones, Level 42, Department S and Kim Carnes all climb inside the top ten. Heading downwards are Shakin Stevens and The Beat
The longest runner on the chart with 14 weeks is Adam and the Ants’ “Kings of the wild frontier” which is at number 50

Next week could see new entries from:
George Harrison, Hazel O’Connor, Kate Robbins, Odyssey, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Phil Collins and Randy Crawford - stay tuned!
 
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EG's WEEKLY TOP 40 RETROCHART: 23rd May 1981

TW LW WoC HP TITLE ARTIST
1 1 3 1 STAND & DELIVER ADAM & THE ANTS
2 10 3 2 THE SOUND OF THE CROWD THE HUMAN LEAGUE
3 3 5 3 GREY DAY MADNESS
4 6 4 4 SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN TEN POLE TUDOR
5 2 6 2 CHI MAI ENNIO MORRICONE
6 13 3 6 TREASON (IT'S JUST A STORY) TEARDROP EXPLODES
7 15 3 7 CHEQUERED LOVE KIM WILDE
8 19 2 8 BETTE DAVIS EYES KIM CARNES

9 5 5 5 DROWNING / ALL OUT TO GET YOU THE BEAT
10 12 4 10 YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY SHAKIN' STEVENS
11 8 5 8 KEEP ON LOVING YOU REO SPEEDWAGON
12 4 9 1 MAKING YOUR MIND UP BUCKS FIZZ
13 7 6 7 AI NO CORRIDA QUINCY JONES
14 1 14 CHARIOTS OF FIRE VANGELIS
15 20 4 15 STRAY CAT STRUT THE STRAY CATS
16 9 5 4 PRIMARY THE CURE
17 28 2 17 I WANT TO BE FREE TOYAH
18 31 2 18 CARELESS MEMORIES DURAN DURAN
19 22 3 19 OSSIE'S DREAM TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.A. CUP FINAL SQUAD

20 11 6 5 IS VIC THERE? DEPARTMENT S
21 14 6 14 DON'T BREAK MY HEART AGAIN WHITESNAKE
22 39 2 22 KILLERS LIVE [E.P.] THIN LIZZY
23 1 23 HOUSES IN MOTION TALKING HEADS
24 36 2 24 BEING WITH YOU SMOKEY ROBINSON
25 25 3 25 DUMB WAITERS THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
26 18 7 5 MUSCLEBOUND / GLOW SPANDAU BALLET
27 1 27 IS THAT LOVE? SQUEEZE
28 21 4 21 LOVE GAMES LEVEL 42
29 1 29 POCKET CALCULATOR KRAFTWERK
30 1 30 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN THE CLASH

31 16 10 3 ATTENTION TO ME THE NOLANS
32 1 32 HOW 'BOUT US CHAMPAIGN
33 17 6 11 ONLY CRYING KEITH MARSHALL
34 23 5 23 NEW ORLEANS GILLAN
35 1 35 HI-DE-HI (HOLIDAY ROCK) PAUL SHANE & THE YELLOWCOATS
36 29 3 29 FLYING HIGH FREEEZ
37 1 37 DON'T LET IT PASS YOU BY / DON'T SLOW DOWN UB40
38 40 2 38 WHEN HE SHINES SHEENA EASTON
39 30 3 30 IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THE UNDERTONES
40 27 7 8 WATCHING THE WHEELS JOHN LENNON
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EG's Chartdust: No change at the top, and despite climbing from #10-2 The Human League are still a distant second to Stand & Deliver. Teardrop Explodes and Kim Wilde successfully follow-up major breakthrough hits, while Toyah (28-17) and Duran Duran (31-18) will be hoping for the same in future weeks. Talking Heads' own attempt to emulate the #2 peak of their last single finally appears with House In Motion new at #23. Hot on the heels of Ennio Morricone's smash instrumental, Vangelis is the highest entry with the theme from the new British movie Chariots Of Fire.

Retrochart regulars Squeeze and UB40 also return to the fray.
 
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