Popjustice Retrochart w/e 25/07/81

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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 25/07/81
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01 01 10 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 06 Ghost Town The Specials
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03 03 07 New Life Depeche Mode
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05 04 05 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
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09 05 02 Chant #1 (I Don't Need This Pressure) Spandau Ballet
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06 06 06 Doors Of Your Heart The Beat

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07 06 07 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers
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08 08 06 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
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09 01 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder

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11 08 15 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
 
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11 --- 11 01 Girls On Film Duran Duran FEATURED
12 14 12 03 Sat In Your Lap Kate Bush

13 10 02 12 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
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14 20 14 04 Walk Right Now Jacksons

15 04 01 16 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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FREEFALLER

16 125 16 01 Tempted Squeeze FEATURED

17 13 03 12 Stand And Deliver Adam & The Ants
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18 24 18 03 Visage Visage
19 28 19 03 Computer Love Kraftwerk

20 16 14 09 Going Back To My Roots Odyssey
21 22 21 03 Motorhead Live EP Motorhead
22 17 17 08 Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones
23 21 08 08 All Stood Still Ultravox
24 15 12 09 You Might Need Somebody Randy Crawford
25 29 25 03 Show Me Dexys Midnight Runners
26 19 16 11 Body Talk Imagination
27 23 19 07 The River Bruce Springsteen
28 18 16 07 Memory Elaine Paige
29 30 29 02 Never Surrender Saxon
30 26 25 07 There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis Kirsty MacColl
31 12 07 09 If Leaving Me Is Easy Phil Collins
32 32 10 09 Spellbound Siouxsie & The Banshees
33 27 14 08 Piece Of The Action Bucks Fizz
34 34 32 07 Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through Jim Steinman
35 45 35 02 A Promise Echo & The Bunnymen
36 37 34 11 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury
37 38 37 05 Pretty In Pink The Psychedelic Furs
38 39 38 09 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
39 40 39 10 Seven Year Ache Roseanne Cash

40 35 31 06 Throw Away The Key Linx
41 43 15 06 Can't Happen Here Rainbow
42 41 39 05 Razzamatazz Quincy Jones
43 49 43 08 One That You Love Air Supply
44 71 44 06 Dancing On The Floor Third World HIGHEST CLIMBER
45 50 45 03 I'm In Love Evelyn Champagne King

46 46 44 12 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
47 42 07 21 How Bout Us Champaign
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48 52 48 03 Stranger Jefferson Starship

49 44 28 21 Will You Hazel O'Connor
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51 --- 51 01 Green Door Shakin Stevens FEATURED
52 --- 52 01 Julie Ocean The Undertones FEATURED

53 64 53 02 Fire & Ice Pat Benatar

54 47 42 14 Find Your Way Back Jefferson Starship
55 33 14 09 Take It To The Top Kool & The Gang
56 25 22 06 Never Gonna Cry Again Eurythmics
57 36 03 18 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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58 57 37 12 America Neil Diamond
59 59 22 15 Stars On 45 Starsound
60 76 60 02 Urgent Foreigner
61 53 52 14 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
62 60 23 23 Modern Girl Sheena Easton
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63 61 61 06 Gemini Dream Moody Blues
64 68 64 05 It Hurts To Be In Love Dan Hartman
65 63 63 06 Hearts Marty Balin
66 91 66 03 Heaven And Hell Vangelis FEATURED
67 65 65 04 The Kid Is Hot Tonight Loverboy
68 62 62 08 I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) Grace Jones
69 66 10 10 All Those Years Ago George Harrison
70 54 54 09 I'm Your Money Heaven 17
71 90 71 02 Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet FEATURED
72 67 62 08 Two Hearts Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass
73 73 73 02 You Are The One Cerrone
74 69 65 13 I Love You Climax Blues Band
75 74 74 04 Elvira Oak Ridge Boys
76 72 11 13 The Sound Of The Crowd Human League
77 93 62 03 Give It To Me Baby Rick James FEATURED
78 70 69 11 Sukuyaki Taste Of Honey
79 75 75 04 Breaking Down The Barriers Elton John
80 77 77 04 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
81 92 01 13 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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82 82 82 04 Cool World Mondo Rock
83 89 83 03 Gotta Stop (Messin About) Prince

84 83 83 05 Time Alan Parsons Project
85 84 84 03 We Can Work It Out Chaka Khan
86 87 86 05 On And On And On ABBA
87 88 87 02 You Stopped Loving Me Roberta Flack
88 98 88 02 Gonna Get Over You France Joli

89 55 23 10 Nobody Wins Elton John
90 58 11 10 The American Simple Minds
91 99 91 02 Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith
92 81 21 13 Jones vs Jones Kool & The Gang
93 100 93 02 The Stroke Billy Squier FEATURED
94 119 94 01 The Carrier David Byrne / Brian Eno

95 94 93 04 Tom Sawyer Rush
96 121 96 01 Iko Iko Loverde
97 80 16 11 Just The Two Of Us Grover Washington Jr
98 104 15 09 Is That Love Squeeze
99 106 99 01 Breakup Song Greg Kihn Band

100 107 61 03 Crying My Heart Out For You Diana Ross
 
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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
25/07/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 447
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 25/07/81

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01 01 12 Bette Davis Eyes
Kim Carnes FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 01 13 Stars On 45 Medley
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03 03 08 All Those Years Ago
George Harrison
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04 03 13 In The Air Tonight
Phil Collins
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06 06 04 Jessie's Girl
Rick Spingfield
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07 07 03 Elvira
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08 01 Stars On 45 (Part II)
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09 01 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero)
Joey Scarbury

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10 03 18 Shaddap You Face
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 25/07/81

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03 01 11 The One That You Love Air Supply NEW NUMBER ONE

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01 01 18 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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04 03 18 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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07 04 12 Believe It Or Not (Theme From "The Greatest American Hero") Joey
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06 05 11 Elvira The Oak Ridge Boys
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08 06 07 I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers
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09 07 09 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters

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05 05 13 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
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10 09 10 Boy From New York City Manhatten Transfer
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11 10 12 Hearts Marty Balin


Chart News
16 26 16 05 No Getting Over Me Ronnie Milsap
24 38 24 03 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
44 64 44 02 Fire & Ice Pat Benatar
45 60 45 03 Don't Give Up Robbie Patton
50 63 50 04 You're My Girl Franke & The Knockouts
56 70 56 02 Who's Crying Now Journey
61 75 61 03 That Old Song Ray Parker Jr & Raydio


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New Entries

#57 Stop Dragging My Heart Around Stevie Nicks w Tom Petty

#65 Step By Step Eddie Rabbitt
#67 Hold On Tight ELO
#76 The Beach Boys Medley The Beach Boys
#78 You Could Take My Heart Away Silver Condor
#82 Square Biz Teena Marie
#83 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
#84 General Hospi-tale The Afternoon Delights
#85 Heavy Metal Don Felder
#86 You're Mine Tonight Pure Prairie League
#88 I'm In Love Evelyn King
#89 Chloe Elton John
#90 Summer 81 The Cantina Band

US Charts
Billboard Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield NEW NUMBER ONE

Billboard Adult Contemporary I Don't Need You Kenny Rogers THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Give It To Me Baby / Super Freak / Ghetto Life Rick James NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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84,000 THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 04 Stars On 45 Vol 2 Starsound
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82,000
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03 03 05 Can Can Bad Manners
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18 04 02 Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) Spandau Ballet 61,000

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04 04 11 Body Talk Imagination
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06 06 03 Motorhead (Live) Motorhead 51,000

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17 07 02 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 48,000

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07 07 06 (You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
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09 01 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 44,000

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12 10 05 Dancing On The Floor Third World 40,000

Firstly the good news for The Specials, "Ghost Town" keeps hold of the No 1 spot for a third week becoming their longest chart topper, but it had to fight all the way coming from behind over the weekend to nab pole position by just 2,000 copies from Starsound who should feel rightly robbed. Once again we can attribute the end result to TOTP and had Starsound been featured then this paragraph would doubtless have read differently, anyway "Ghost Town" sold the least amount of any No 1 single for the 25 weeks (back to Lennon's "Imagine" in fact) with just 84,000 copies being shifted.

With the entire top 3 starting to flounder attention on the next chart topper must centre around Spandau Ballet who rocket 18-4 (61,000) with a track called "Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On". It's the first single to be plucked from their as yet untitled second album which isn't due for a good few months yet, it's also penned by Gary Kemp and has Landscape's Richard James Burgess on production duties- watch this next week!

Needing no introduction the UK's favourite Swedes return this week as ABBA shoot 17-7 (48,000) with "Lay All Your Love On Me" which has been released in 12" format only (although the track is little more than 7" worth of music. It's also retailing at almost double the price of a normal 7" single all of which may affect its end chart position- it is however the highest placed single ever to be released solely on the 12" format and is of course taken from the "Super Trouper" album which was the biggest selling album of last year.

it's his 33rd charting single in the UK but for the first time in his 15 year chart life Stevie Wonder debuts inside the top 10 (the fourth track to do so in 1981). "Happy Birthday" is a tribute to Martin Luther King and was also composed to highlight a cause close to Wonder's heart, that of getting Luther King's birthday recognised as a public holiday in the USA, the track is also the fourth track to be released from "Hotter Than July" all of which have made the top 10 and in getting four tracks to the bog 10 in a row this is another first in his long career. "Happy Birthday" breezes into No 9 (44,000)

Third world are back in the top 10 for the first time since 1978's "Now That We've Found Love" Third world have another hit on their hands with "Dancing On The Floor". On the bill with Wonder at this year's "Reggae Sunsplash" which was a tribute to Bob Marley, the group benefits now from the exposure and the track rises 12-10 (40,000)

Holding this week are Bad Manners (again) at No 3 though again they slide sales wise to 62,000, and Motorhead at No 6 (51,000), whilst there are two fallers, Imagination 4-5 (53,000) and Tom Tom Club 7-8 (45,000).
Chart News
20 30 20 05 Walk Right Now Jacksons
23 33 23 03 Show Me Dexy's Midnight Runners
30 52 30 02 Back To The Sixties Tight Fit
38 53 38 02 She's A Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton
41 62 41 02 On The Beat B B & Q Band

43 75 43 02 Dancing The Night Away Vogue
49 66 49 02 A Promise Echo & The Bunnymen
55 72 55 02 Jingo Candido


New Entries
#22 Green Door Shakin Stevens
#29 Girls On Film Duran Duran
#33 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

#50 Tempted Squeeze
#57 Caribbean Disco Lobo
#58 Teddy Bear's Last Ride Diana WIlliams
#63 Si Si Je Suis Un Rock Star Bill Wyman
#64 Julie Ocean Undertones
#68 I Love You Yes I Love You Eddy Grant
#69 Storm Trooper In Drag Paul Gardiner
#70 Barzilian Dawn Shakatak
#75 The Real Thing Brothers Johnson


UK Charts
NME Ghost Town Specials SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Chart New Life Depeche Mode THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Love Songs Cliff Richard THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

 
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W/e 25th Jul 1981
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06 02 01 CHANT NO.1 Spandau Ballet 4

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04 02 02 LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME Abba 7
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01 06 01 GHOST TOWN The Specials 1
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09 05 04 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Sheena Easton 16
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08 07 05 NEW LIFE Depeche Mode 15
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02 11 02 BODY TALK Imagination 5
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20 03 07 VISAGE Visage 25
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07 06 07 DOORS OF YOUR HEART The Beat 71
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03 09 03 GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS Odyssey 17
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19 03 10 MOTORHEAD (LIVE) Motorhead 6
 
11 13 7 11 DANCING ON THE FLOOR Third World 10
12 16 7 12 THERE'S A GUY WORKS DOWN THE CHIP SHOP SWEARS HE'S ELVIS Kirsty MacColl 24
13 21 3 13 SAT IN YOUR LAP Kate Bush 11
14 23 4 14 WALK RIGHT NOW The Jacksons 20
15 11 12 1 CHARIOTS OF FIRE Vangelis N/A
16 25 2 16 NEVER SURRENDER Saxon 18
17 5 4 5 STARS ON 45 VOL.2 Star Sound 2
18 10 7 9 THROW AWAY THE KEY Linx 31
19 14 9 7 IF LEAVING ME IS EASY Phil Collins N/A
20 12 8 3 ALL STOOD STILL Ultravox 37
21 24 6 21 GOTTA STOP (MESSIN' ABOUT) Prince N/A
22 22 5 22 WORDY RAPPINGHOOD Tom Tom Club 8
23 48 2 23 A PROMISE Echo and the Bunnymen 49
24 32 3 24 COMPUTER LOVE Kraftwerk 36
25 35 3 25 SHOW ME Dexys Midnight Runners 23
26 15 9 12 YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY Randy Crawford 14
27 NEW 1 27 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Stevie Wonder 9
28 40 2 28 THE CARRIER David Bryne/Brian Eno N/A
29 33 5 29 TAKE IT ON THE RUN REO Speedwagon 28
30 31 6 30 PULL UP TO THE BUMPER Grace Jones N/A
31 26 6 23 NO WOMAN NO CRY Bob Marley and the Wailers 12
32 17 8 8 PIECE OF THE ACTION Bucks Fizz 34
33 NEW 1 33 GIRLS ON FILM Duran Duran 29
34 29 7 27 ME NO POP I Kid Creole & the Coconuts & Coati Mundi 56
35 18 10 5 I'M YOUR MONEY Heaven 17 N/A
36 43 3 36 GET A LITTLE Patrick Cowley N/A
37 28 10 4 THE AMERICAN Simple Minds N/A
38 37 4 36 THE PASSION OF LOVERS Bauhaus N/A
39 27 7 20 MEMORY Elaine Paige 19
40 30 5 26 RAZZMATAZZ Quincy Jones 21
41 34 6 20 NO LAUGHING IN HEAVEN Gillan 73
42 39 12 1 STAND AND DELIVER Adam and the Ants 46
43 38 9 9 SPELLBOUND Siouxsie and the Banshees N/A
44 NEW 1 44 JE SUIS UN ROCK STAR Bill Wyman 63
45 36 9 17 TAKE IT TO THE TOP Kool and the Gang 62
46 NEW 1 46 TEMPTED Squeeze 50
47 41 12 1 BEING WITH YOU Smokey Robinson 39
48 NEW 1 48 JULIE OCEAN The Undertones 64
49 NEW 1 49 BRAZILIAN DAWN Shakatak 70
50 NEW 1 50 GREEN DOOR Shakin' Stevens 22

Spandau Ballet leapfrog Abba to achieve their first HMV Retrochart number one with "Chant No.1":


The highest new entry this week is a tribute to Martin Luther King - at number 27 with single number four off the album "Hotter than July" it's Stevie Wonder and "Happy Birthday":


Cubfile:
The number one this week is a surprise as Spandau Ballet leapfrog Abba from six to one with “Chant No.1” with the help of Beggar and CO’s horn section.
The Specials tumble to number three. Also going down are Imagination, The Beat and Odyssey. Meanwhile heading onwards and upwards are Sheena Easton, Depeche Mode and “Visage” by Visage also “Motorhead” by Motorhead (that should be “Motorhead (Live)”
There are three former number ones who are the joint longest runners on the chart with 12 weeks each:
“Chariots of Fire”, “Stand and deliver” and “Being with you”

Next week could see new entries from:
Kim Wilde, ELO, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Debbie Harry, Talking Heads, Soft Cell and Our Daughter’s Wedding - stay tuned!
 
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1981 - The Stats:

Number ones:
W/E Artist Title

03-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
10-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
17-Jan-81 John Lennon Imagine
24-Jan-81 John Lennon Woman
31-Jan-81 John Lennon Woman
07-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
14-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
21-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
28-Feb-81 Ultravox Vienna
07-Mar-81 Ultravox Vienna
14-Mar-81 Talking Heads Once in a lifetime
21-Mar-81 Talking Heads Once in a lifetime
28-Mar-81 Kim Wilde Kids in America
04-Apr-81 Kim Wilde Kids in America
11-Apr-81 Bucks Fizz Making your mind up
18-Apr-81 Bucks Fizz Making your mind up
25-Apr-81 Ennio Morricone Chi Mai
02-May-81 Ennio Morricone Chi Mai
09-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
16-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
23-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
30-May-81 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver
06-Jun-81 Smokey Robinson Being with you
13-Jun-81 Smokey Robinson Being with you
20-Jun-81 Vangelis Chariots of fire
27-Jun-81 Vangelis Chariots of fire
04-Jul-81 The Specials Ghost Town
11-Jul-81 The Specials Ghost Town
18-Jul-81 The Specials Ghost Town
25-Jul-81 Spandau Ballet Chant No.1

Number Twos:
Artist Title Peak
Adam and the Ants Antmusic 3 weeks in Jan
Blondie Rapture 2 weeks in Feb
The Pretenders Message of love 2 weeks in Feb
The Jacksons Can you feel it 1 week in Apr
REO Speedwagon Keep on loving you 2 weeks in May
Kim Carnes Bette Davis eyes 2 weeks in Jun
Imagination Body Talk 2 weeks in Jul
Abba Lay all your love on me 1 week in Jul - so far
 
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#- Artist - Single - (Weeks) Last Week
1.
Rosanne Cash - Seven Tear Ache (13) 1
2. Neil Diamond - America (14) 2
3. Stars On 45 - Medley (14) 3
4. Air Supply - One That You Love (10) 4
5. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (11) 5
6. Moody Blues - Gemini Dream (8) 6
7. Marty Balin - Hearts (8) 7
8. Loverboy - Kid Is Hot Tonite (6) 8
9. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (10) 9
10. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet - Everlasting Love (5) 24
11. Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts (11) 10
12. Cerrone - You Are the One (5) 14
13. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (21) 11
14. Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira (8) 16
15. Taste Of Honey - Sukiyaki (16) 12
16. Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts (8) 19
17. Joey Scarbury - Theme From Greatest American Hero (8) 18
18. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (8) 25
19. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (16) 15
20. Pointer Sisters - Slow hand (7) 29
21. Alan Parsons Project - Time (13) 22
22. Abba - On and On and On (5) 23
23. France Joli - Gonna Get Over You (4) 30
24. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl (12) 27
25. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus (8) 31
26. Kool & the Gang - Jones Vs. Jones (11) 21
27. Champaign - How Bout Us (23) 13
28. Rush - Tom Sawyer (8) 26
29. Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back (17) 17
30. REO Speedwagon - Take it On The Run (18) 20
31. Greg Kihn Band - Breakup Song (8) 35
32. Tubes - I Don't Want To Wait Anymore (6) 37
33. Pat Benetar - Fire And Ice (3) 54
34. Foreigner - urgent (4) 45
35. Commodores - Lady (4) 47
36. Billy Squier - Stroke (8) 44
37. Spider - It Didn't Take long (9) 28
38. Point Blank - Nicole (8) 41
39. Kraftwerk- Pocket Calculator (5) 40
40. Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me (13) 32
41. Voggue - Dancin' The night Away (4) 46
42. Roni Griffin - Desire (4) 49
43. Ronnie Milsap - No Gettin' Over Me (4) 50
44. Jim Steinman - Rock N Roll Dreams Come Through (8) 48
45. Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make my Dreams (8) 43
46. Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street (4) 53
47. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (5) 51
48. Alabama - Feels So Right (4) 52
49. Gary U.S. Bonds - This Little Girl (13) 36
50. Joe Walsh - Life of illusion (8) 41
51. Rick James - Give It To Me Baby (5) 55
52. Jefferson Starship - Stranger (3) 58
53. Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You (4) 57
54. Smokey Robinson - Being With You (19) 34
55. E.L.O. - Hold On Tight (1) <new
56. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida (14) 33
57. Stars On 45 - Medley II (3) 59
58. Balance - Breaking Away (3) 67
59. Sylvia - Matador (5) 60
60. Human League - Sound Of The Crowd (4) 61
61. Debra Laws - Very Special (2) 73
62. Adam & the Ants - Stand And Deliver (4) 63
63. Heaven 17 - Fascist Groove Thing (4) 64
64. Journey - Who's Crying Now (2) 66
65. 38 Special - Hold On Loosely (20) 39
66. REO Speedwagon - Don't Let Him Go (4) 71
67. Duran Duran - Planet Earth (4) 68
68. Carpenters - Touch Me When Were Dancing (6) 74
69. Gino Vanelli - Living Inside Myself (18) 38
70. Sister Sledge - He's just A Runaway (2) 87
71. Eurythmics - Never Gonna Cry Again (3) 70
72. Specials - Ghost Town (2) 76
73. Barbara Mandrell - I Was Country.. (3) 78
74. Kenny Rogers - I Don't need you (6) 75
75. Elton John - Nobody Wins (8) 56
76. Crystal Gayle - Too Many Lovers (3) 79
77. Meco - Raiders March (2) 83
78. Rene & Angela - I Love You More (2) 91
79. Santana - Winning (11) 62
80. Gino Vanelli- Nightwalker (4) 80
81. Robbie Patton - Don't Give It Up (2) 97
82. Styx - Nothing Ever Goes As Planned (2) 96
83. Dee D Jackson - Teach You How To Dance (1) <new
84. Ultravox - All Stood Still (1) <new
85. Echo & the Bunnymen - Promise (1) <new
86. Third World - Dancing on The Floor (1) <new
87. Kate Robbins - More Than In Love (1) <new
88. Vangelis - Heaven & Hell (1) <new
89. Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City (6) 89
90. Afternoon Delights - General Hospi-tale (1) <new
91. Producers - What She Does To Me (7) 82
92. Grace Jones - Pull Up to the Bumper (3) 92
93. Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer Has a.. (4) 86
94. Don McLean - Since I Don't Have You (14) 72
95. Brothers Johnson - Real Thing (4) 94
96. Icehouse - We Can Get Together (1) <new
97. Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One (4) 95
98. Robert Gordon - Someday, Someway (2) 99
99. Elaine Paige - Memory (2) 100
100. April Wine - Sign Of The Gypsy Queen (8) 85
The top 9 stay the same, the chart is getting bogged down, Everlasting Love is one bright spot up 14 spots to #10 It should be a #1 hit but how long will it take to get past the stationary 9?
 
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Five new entries; "Ghost Town" remains supreme; new chart status quo for the next month is properly setting in.

1. (1) Ghost Town - The Specials
2. (4) Sat in Your Lap - Kate Bush
3. (6) A Promise - Echo and the Bunnymen
4. (9) Lay All Your Love on Me - ABBA
5. (2) Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
6. (10) Computer Love - Kraftwerk
7. (3) New Life - Depeche Mode
8. (13) Show Me - Dexys Midnight Runners
9. (12) Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) - Spandau Ballet
10. (NEW) Tempted - Squeeze

11. (5) Motorhead (Live) - Motorhead
12. (15) Walk Right Now - The Jacksons
13. (7) No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
14. (8) Pull Up to the Bumper - Grace Jones
15. (NEW) Girls on Film - Duran Duran
16. (17) Take It on the Run - REO Speedwagon
17. (20) Visage - Visage
18. (11) Spellbound - Siouxsie and the Banshees
19. (21) Never Surrender - Saxon
20. (14) Doors of Your Heart - The Beat

21. (25) Heaven and Hell - Vangelis
22. (18) All Stood Still - Ultravox
23. (NEW) Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
24. (16) Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
25. (19) The River - Bruce Springsteen
26. (22) Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
27. (26) For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
28. (24) Stand and Deliver - Adam and the Ants
29. (31) Can't Happen Here - Rainbow
30. (27) Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through - Jim Steinman

31. (NEW) Julie Ocean - The Undertones
32. (23) Funeral Pyre - The Jam
33. (28) Kill the King - Rainbow
34. (NEW) Stormtrooper in Drag - Paul Gardiner and Gary Numan
35. (29) Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
36. (35) Jimmie Jones - The Vapours
37. (34) There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis - Kirsty MacColl
38. (39) C'mon Let's Go - Girlschool
39. (30) Take It to the Top - Kool and the Gang
40. (37) Better Things - The Kinks
 
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 (3)
 
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