Popjustice Retrochart w/e 28/11/81

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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 28/11/81

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02 01 04 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
NEW NUMBER ONE HIGHEST EVER WEEKLY TOTAL
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01 01 08 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
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03 03 04 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
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05 04 03 Cambodia Kim Wilde

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04 03 08 Physical Olivia Newton-John
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06 02 11 Happy Birthday Altered Images
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08 07 06 Joan Of Arc OMD
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12 08 03 I Go To Sleep The Pretenders
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10 09 04 The Voice Ultravox
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11 10 06 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) Haircut 100
 
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11 13 11 03 Bedsitter Soft Cell
12 07 05 08 Labelled With Love Squeeze
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13 23 13 04 The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum Fun Boy Three
14 17 14 06 Waiting For A Girl like You Foreigner
15 20 15 07 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross
16 189 16 01 Land Of Make Believe Bucks Fizz FEATURED
17 --- 17 01 My Own Way Duran Duran HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
18 18 18 12 Our Lips Are Sealed Go-Gos
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19 09 01 11 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode
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20 26 21 05 Steppin' Out Kool & The Gang
21 29 22 02 Flashback Imagination

22 19 17 07 Tonight I'm Yours Rod Stewart
23 30 23 04 Turn Your Love Around George Benson
24 32 24 05 Tears Are Not Enough ABC

25 24 22 10 Tom Sawyer Rush
26 14 05 11 It's My Party Barbara Gaskin & Dave Stewart
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27 16 08 08 Open Your Heart Human League
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28 15 06 06 Absolute Beginners The Jam
29 42 29 02 The Sweetest Girl Scritti Politti
30 68 30 02 Wedding Bells Godley & Crème HIGHEST CLIMBER

31 27 27 04 Visions Of China Japan
32 25 18 06 Twilight ELO
33 53 33 06 Begin The Beguine Julio Iglesias
34 37 34 03 Mirror Mirror Dollar
35 36 35 04 Don't Stop Believin Journey

36 31 01 18 Tainted Love Soft Cell
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37 33 20 13 Private Eyes Hall & Oates
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38 28 19 07 Charlotte Sometimes The Cure
39 21 13 08 Genius Of Love Tom Tom Club
40 46 40 03 Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey Modern Romance
41 43 41 02 Colours Fly Away Teardrop Explodes

42 22 02 12 Prince Charming Adam & The Ants
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43 35 17 15 Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross
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44 --- 44 01 Four More From Toyah EP: Good Morning Universe Toyah
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45 40 40 07 Never Too Much Luther Vandross
46 39 39 10 Hill Street Blues Mike Post & Larry Carlton
47 45 45 03 Paint Me Down Spandau Ballet
48 47 47 04 Harden My Heart Quarterflash
49 --- 49 01 Wild Is The Wind David Bowie FEATURED
50 --- 50 01 This Is Radio Clash The Clash FEATURED
 
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51 52 39 03 Penthouse And Pavement Heaven 17
52 41 01 16 Souvenir OMD
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53 66 53 03 Young Turks Rod Stewart
54 51 14 07 O Superman Laurie Anderson
55 58 55 06 Here I Am Air Supply
56 54 34 09 Night Owls Little River Band
57 62 57 05 No Reply At All Genesis
58 50 20 08 When She Was My Girl Four Tops
59 59 46 08 Promises In The Dark Pat Benatar
60 44 30 09 Controversy Prince
61 55 21 09 Procession New Order
62 56 40 07 Gloria U2
63 61 03 16 Hand Held In Black And White Dollar
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64 75 64 03 I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) Hall & Oates
65 72 65 02 Starchild Level 42

66 65 05 15 Start Me Up Rolling Stones
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67 154 67 01 Daddy's Home Cliff Richard FEATURED

68 48 06 12 Under Your Thumb Godley & Crème
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69 158 69 01 Me And Mr Sanchez Blue Rondo FEATURED

70 63 35 09 Walking In The Sunshine Bad Manners
71 71 53 10 The Birdie Song Tweets
72 77 72 02 Trouble Lindsey Buckingham
73 34 08 09 Thunder In The Mountains Toyah
74 60 48 08 I've Done Everything For You Rick Springfield
75 222 75 01 Dead Ringer For Love Meatloaf & Cher FEATURED
76 49 04 10 Invisible Sun The Police
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77 86 77 02 Sweetest Thing Juice Newton
78 91 78 02 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want) Kool & The Gang
79 80 79 07 Mademoiselle Chang Michel Berger

80 82 51 14 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
81 83 81 03 n Beetje Verliefd Andre Hazes
82 --- 82 01 You Could Have Been With Me Sheena Easton FEATURED
83 81 13 18 The Magnificent 7 The Clash
84 78 78 06 Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes Ann Margret
85 87 85 02 Vrijgezel Benny Neyman
86 89 86 02 My Girl Chilliwack

87 85 85 05 Mony Mony Billy Idol
88 84 05 19 Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
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89 90 89 04 If You Want My Lovin Evelyn Champagne King
90 101 08 20 Wordy Rappinghood Tom Tom Club
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91 --- 91 01 Should I Do It Pointer Sisters FEATURED
92 --- 92 01 Je Chante Avec Toi Liberte Nana Mouskouri

93 92 42 16 Super Freak Rick James
94 94 36 35 Sailing Christopher Cross
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95 100 95 02 Mama Used To Say Junior
96 98 96 04 Radio Michel Polnareff
97 112 97 01 Summer Of 81 Mondo Rock

98 67 67 04 Sweat In Bullet Simple Minds
99 103 99 01 Carte Postale Francis Cabrel
100 110 33 09 Pretend Alvin Stardust
 
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Popjustice 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
29/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 487
05/09/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 483
12/09/81 Tainted Love Soft Cell 560
19/09/81 Souvenir OMD 586
26/09/81 Souvenir OMD 595
03/10/81 Souvenir OMD 595
10/10/81 Souvenir OMD 567
17/10/81 Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode 572
24/10/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 562
31/10/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 568
07/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 642
14/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 655
21/11/81 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police 650
28/11/81 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 658 HIGHEST EVER WEEKLY TOTAL
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 28/11/81

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01 01 05 Physical Olivia Newton-John SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 01 06 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
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03 01 11 Start Me Up Rolling Stones
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06 04 02 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie

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05 01 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire

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07 03 09 Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross
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08 07 06 La Danse Des Canards J. J. Lionel

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08 01 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross

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09 09 03 Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner
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05 05 05 Private Eyes Daryl Hall & John Oates
 
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US Billboard Hot 100 w/e 28/11/81

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01 01 09 PHYSICAL Olivia Newton-John SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 08 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU Foreigner
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02 01 14 PRIVATE EYES Daryl Hall And John Oates
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08 04 10 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC Police
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05 05 10 HERE I AM (JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS OVER YOU) Air Supply
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11 06 10 OH NO Commodores
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04 02 15 START ME UP Rolling Stones
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06 05 12 TRYIN' TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU Bob Seger
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09 01 16 ARTHUR'S THEME Christopher Cross
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12 10 07 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Diana Ross

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New Entries

#78 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME Sheena Easton
#81 LEADER OF THE BAND Dan Fogelberg
#82 MY KINDA LOVER Billy Squier
#90 ANYONE CAN SEE Irene Cara
#94 I'M YOUR SUPERMAN All Sports Band
#98 BETTER THINGS The Kinks


US Charts
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Cashbox Singles Chart Physical Olivia Newton-John SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary The Old Songs Barry Manilow NEW NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 Controversy / Let's Work Prince THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Let's Groove Earth Wind & Fire NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 28/11/81

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01 01 03 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
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03 03 06 Begin The Beguine Julio Iglesias
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09 09 04 Let's Groove Earth, Wind & Fire 87,000
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13 05 03 Bedsitter Soft Cell 71,000

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05 05 06 Joan Of Arc OMD 57,000
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19 07 04 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross 56,000

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07 07 08 Physical Olivia Newton-John 56,000
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02 01 06 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
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12 10 03 I Go To Sleep Pretenders 46,000
Perhaps the rate at which "Greatest Hits" by Queen is selling is stopping "Under Pressure" from really taking off (even though it isn't on the album) but for whatever reason the track sold a very respectable 102,000 last week (up 8%) but it is noticeable that sales right at the top are down on the third quarter last year (so far) in the singles though up in the albums. In total "Under Pressure" has sold 248,000 copies in 21 days.

Soft Cell have a double celebration this week as "Tainted Love" passes "Stand And Deliver" as the best selling single of 1981 (The Ants still can't pass Queen on the album charts), and follow up track "Bedsitter" also arrives in the top 10 today 13-5 (71,000) as a precursor to their debut album "Non Stop Erotic Cabaret" which is due this week and should be a big festive seller.

Pencilled in to be produced by Chic the new Diana Ross album actually marks the beginning of Ross as a producer himself and she's chosen the Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers classic "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" which topped the UK charts back in 1956, The album was released back in September and has already made the top 20 though it has so far disappointed in relation to previous set "Diana".

After covering the Kinks track "Stop Your Sobbing" to give them their first hit, the Pretenders return to the top flight today with another Kinks cover, this time "I Go To Sleep" which is a fourth single from their "Pretenders II" album. The fact that Hynde has just started dating the Kinks frontman Davies ensures that he won't be envious of the single's success as it leaps 12-10 (46,000) this week, a surprise to some given the last single bombed at No 45.

Julio Iglesias and Earth Wind & Fire benefit from TOTP this week as they move northwards 3-2 (89,000) and 9-3 (87,000) respectively, which means that Haircut 100 are stranded at No 4 despite a healthy sales increase themselves to 84,000. The rest are fallers, OMD drop 5-6 (57,000), Olivia Newton-John slips against predictions 7-8 (56,000) and the Police are heading out of the top 10 as they rush 2-9 (47,000)

Chart News
12 17 12 04 AY AY AY MOOSEY Modern Romance
14 18 14 05 STEPPIN' OUT Kool & The Gang

15 37 15 02 DADDY'S HOME Cliff Richard
18 23 18 04 THE VOICE Ultravox
19 26 19 05 TEARS ARE NOT ENOUGH ABC
21 30 21 04 THE LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM Fun Boy Three
24 32 24 03 CAMBODIA Kim Wilde
25 31 25 05 YES TONIGHT JOSEPHINE Jets

26 48 26 02 WEDDING BELLS Godley & Creme
27 29 27 06 LOVE ME TONIGHT Trevor Walters
28 38 28 03 FLASHBACK Imagination
30 35 30 03 PAINT ME DOWN Spandau Ballet
31 36 31 03 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND George Benson
32 33 32 04 VISIONS OF CHINA Japan

36 68 36 02 BUONA SERA Bad Manners
39 67 39 02 WE KILL THE WORLD Boney M

41 41 41 03 MIRROR MIRROR Dollar
44 53 44 02 OH NO Commodores

47 74 47 02 EASIER SAID THAN DONE Shakatak
49 62 49 02 RIDE THE RAIN Light Of The World
52 70 52 02 ROSE ROYCE EXPRESS Rose Royce
54 64 54 02 COLOURS FLY AWAY Teardrop Explodes
55 69 55 02 CAN'T HELP MYSELF Linx
56 73 56 02 WONDERFUL TIME UP THERE Alvin Stardust
64 75 64 02 THE SWEETEST GIRL Scritti Politti

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New Entries

#23 GOOD MORNING UNIVERSE Toyah
#37 MY OWN WAY Duran Duran
#42 ROCK N ROLL Status Quo
#48 LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE Buck's Fizz
#50 I CAN'T SAY GOODBYE TO YOU Helen Reddy
#53 DAMNED EP Damned
#59 WILD AS THE WIND David Bowie
#63 DEADRINGER FOR LOVE Meat Loaf & Cher
#69 THIS IS RADIO CLASH Clash
#71 FOOTSTEPS Showaddywaddy

Bubbling Under (The Next 25)
All That Glitters Gary Glitter
Be Mine Tonight Billy Fury
Blackboard Jungle Barron Knights
Bouncy Bouncy Jumpp
Brideshead Theme OST Chrysalis
Can't Keep Holding On Second Image
Cumberland Gap Shakin Pyramids / Lonnie Donegan
Help, Get Me Some Help Ottawan
Hit It The Beat
Hockey Cockey Snowmen
I Could Never Miss You More Than I Do Lulu
In God We Trust Dead Kennedys
Iona Skids
It's Good To Be King Mel Brooks
I Wanna Be A Winner Brown Sauce
Let's All Sing Like The Birds Sing Tweets
Liars A To E Dexy's Midnight Runners
Never In A Million Years Boomtown Rats
Should I Do It Pointer Sisters
So In Love With You Kenny Rogers
Stars Over 45 Chas & Dave
The Old Songs Barry Manilow
Tonight The Look

Wrack My Brain Ringo Starr
You Could Have Been With Me Sheena Easton



UK Charts
NME Under Pressure Queen NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Chart Six Guns Anti-Pasti FOURTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Greatest Hits Queen THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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#- Artist- Single - (Wks) Last Week

1. Earth, Wind, & Fire - Let's Groove (9) 1
2. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics (6) 4
3. Dollar - Hand Held In Black And White (11) 3
4. Ann Margret - Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes (9) 2
5. E.L.O. - Twilight (6) 10
6. Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's my Party (10) 8
7. Pat Benatar - Promises In The Dark (9) 5
8. Little River Band - Night Owls (15) 7
9. Tweets - Birdie Song (10) 9
10. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (16) 6
11. Toyah - Thunder In the Mountains (9) 12
12. Go-Go's - Our Lips Are sealed (16) 14
13. Godley & Creame - Under Your Thumb (10) 13
14. Triumph - Magic Power (9) 16
15. Diesel - Sausalito Summernight (12) 17
16. Genesis - No Reply At All (10) 18
17. Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love (7) 20
18. Ultravox - Voice (4) 19
19. Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only (18) 15
20. Moody Blues - Voice (18) 11
21. Olivia Newton-John - Physical (9) 22
22. Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure (4) 34
23. Police - Every Little Thing She Does.. (10) 26
24. Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You (7) 28
25. Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (5) 31
26. Air Supply - Here I Am (10) 27
27. Juice Newton - Sweetest Thing (7) 30
28. Altered Images - Happy Birthday (6) 23
29. Quarterflash - Harden My Heart (7) 32
30. Chilliwack - My Girl (10) 35
31. Kool & the Gang - Take my Heart (7) 38
32. Heaven 17 - Play To Win (7) 36
33. Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble (6) 49
34. ABC - Tears Are Not Enough (5) 37
35. Arabesque -In For A Penny (5) 55
36. O.M.D. -Joan Of Arc (5) 41
37. Fun Boy Three - Lunatics (5) 54
38. Red Rider -Lunatic Fringe (10) 40
39. Ottawan - Hands Up (11) 45
40. Human League - Open Your Heart (6) 52
41. Mike Post & Larry Carlton - Hill Street Blues (10) 43
42. Sheena Easton - Just Another Broken Heart (11) 47
43. Journey - Who's Crying Now (20) 24
44. Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You (12) 29
45. Squeeze - Labelled With Love (5) 48
46. Kim Wilde - Cambodia (3) 56
47. Loverboy - Working For The Weekend (3) 60
48. Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say (14) 21
49. Scritti Politti - Sweetest Girl (2) 65
50. Duran Duran - Girls On Film (9) 50
51. Nicks & Henley - Leather & Lace (6) 62
52. Four Tops - When She Was My Girl (16) 25
53. Charley McClain - Sleepin' With The Radio On (4) 63
54. George Benson -Turn Your Love Around (6) 67
55. Ronnie Milsap-I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World (6) 64
56. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much (9) 59
57. Chris Christian - I Want You, I Need You (7) 61
58. Hi-Gloss - You'll Never Know (6) 58
59. Rod Stewart - Young Turks (5) 75
60. Moody Blues - Talking Out Of Turn (4) 68
61. Steve Carlisle - WKRP in Cincinnati (2) 89
62. Elvis Costello- Good Year For The Roses (6) 53
63. Balance - Falling In Love (2) 82
64. Jam- Absolute beginners (5) 57
65. Japan - Quiet Life (6) 46
66. Stevie Woods -Steal The night (6) 77
67. Nicolette Larson -Fool Me Again (2) 70
68. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -Hooked On A Can-Can (3) 72
69. Ringo Starr -Wrack My Brain (3) 79
70. Teardrop Explodes -Colours Fly By (2) 73
71. Sneaker -More Than Just The Two Of Us (1) <new
72. Eddie Rabbitt-Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight (1) <new
74. Don Maclean - Castles in the air (1) <new
75. Marty Balin - Atlanta Lady (11) 44
76. Depeche mode - Just Can't Get Enough (6) 74
77. Rachel Sweet - Then He kissed Me (5) 69
78. Kinks - Better Things (2) 80
79. Karla Devito -Midnight Confessions (2) 83
80. Crystal Gayle -Woman In Me (7) 84
81. Gary Wright -Heartbeat (2) 85
82. Madleen Kane -You Can (2) 86
83. Neil Diamond -Yesterday's Songs (2) 87
84. Sheila - Little Darlin' (2) 88
85. Irene Cara - Anyone Can See (2) 90
86. Dollar - Mirroe Mirror (2) 92
87. Bertie Higgins - Key Largo (1) <new
88. Alabama -Love In the First Degree(1) <new
89.Bee Gees -Living Eyes (1) <new
90. Daryl Hall & John Oates -I Can't Go For That (2) 99
91. Rupert Holmes -Loved By One You Love (2) 99
92. Lulu -If I Were You (2) 96
93. Debra Laws -Meant For You (2) 95
94. Steve Miller Band -Heart Like A Wheel (2) 97
95. Barbara Mandrell = Wish You Were Here (3) 98
96. Billy Joel -She's Got A Way (1) <new
97. Paul Davis -Cool Night (1) <new
98. Devo- Beautiful World (1) <new
99. Ultravox -Thin Wall (11) 76
100. John Entwistle -Too late The Hero (3) 91
 
Most Weeks at #1 (# of #1's)
1. Donna Summer 20 (3)
2. Abba 19 (4)
3. Crystal Gayle 13 (3)
4. Neil Diamond 13 (2)
5. E.L.O. 11 (2)
6. Olivia Newton-John 9 (2)
7. Bee Gees 8 (2)
8. Earth, Wind, & Fire 7 (3)
9. Moody Blues 7 (1)
10. Yarbrough & Peoples 6 (1)

Most Top 10 hits
1. Donna Summer 10
2. E.L.O. 10
3. Blondie 6
4. Chic 6
5. Abba 5
6. Crystal Gayle 5
7. Olivia Newton-John 5
8. Pat Benatar 5
9. Earth, Wind & Fire 5
10. Bee Gees 4
11. Meco 4
12. Lipps Inc. 4
13. Cerrone 4
14. Little River Band 4

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 (3)
64. Pat Benater - Fire And Ice 9-5-81 (2)
65. Moody Blues - the Voice 9-19-81 (7)
66. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme 11-7-81 (1)
67. Earth Wind & Fire - Let's Groove 11-14-81 (3)


#10 Number one hit from January 1978
 
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An early bird Retrochart this week from me.
First up the makers and shakers - are they gonna be in your Retrochart?

Number 49 - new entry for Bucks Fizz and single number four "The land of make believe":
 
Number 42 - new entry for David Bowie who is heading for the top ten this week with Queen and "Under pressure", meanwhile "Wild is the wind" is released as a single and enters the HMV Retrochart this week:

(Is that a young Mel Gaynor on drums? - who will be the future Simple Minds drummer in 1983!)
 
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