Popjustice Retrochart w/e 29/08/81

THE RETROCHART
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The Rules


- This is a retrochart which commenced week ending 5 January 1980.

- Post in the thread or start a new conversation with me with your top 10/20/100 songs of each week.

- Each week I will post a list of new entries and releases that are eligible to chart and links to international charts (click on the flag / icon for the hyperlink).

- The list will not be exhaustive and you are free to add any more obscure songs on your personal list released up to that date or songs contemporaneously charting on international charts. If you do I would appreciate any links to evidence the release date or chart history to update the archive.

- You are free to use your own personal charts from the time (if you have them) or create an updated list for this chart.

- Please rank your songs from your favourite downwards. (eg #1 down to #100)

- Your #1 gets 100 points, #2 gets 99 points etc

- The weekly PJOPS Retrochart is compiled from accumulated points each week.

- It would be fantastic if you could regularly contribute lists but understandably there may be weeks you can not. If someone fails to contribute towards a weekly chart their previous week’s choices will be frozen and contribute to the chart but the points will be halved. This is to prevent wild fluctuations in chart positions depending on contributions.

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Retrochart Top Ten w/e 29/08/81

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01 01 04 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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07 02 05 Hold On Tight ELO
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02 01 05 Tainted Love Soft Cell
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66 04 03 Souvenir OMD
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03 02 06 Tempted Squeeze
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06 06 06 Girls On Film Duran Duran

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05 04 07 Chant #1 (I Don't Need This Pressure) Spandau Ballet
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12 08 04 One In Ten UB40
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20 09 07 Urgent Foreigner

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08 04 10 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
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11 97 11 02 Start Me Up Rolling Stones HIGHEST CLIMBER FEATURED
12 15 12 02 Abacab Genesis

13 09 02 11 Ghost Town The Specials
14 13 09 05 Water On Glass Kim Wilde
15 18 15 03 Love Song Simple Minds
16 10 01 15 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
17 11 02 12 New Life Depeche Mode
18 04 01 06 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder
19 14 14 08 Computer Love Kraftwerk
20 26 20 02 The Thin Wall Ultravox
21 19 19 14 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
22 16 16 05 Backfired Debbie Harry
23 22 22 04 Draw Of The Cards Kim Carnes
24 --- 24 01 Passionate Friend Teardrop Explodes HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
25 --- 25 01 She's Got Claws Gary Numan FEATURED

26 21 13 08 Visage Visage
27 29 27 03 Hand Held In Black And White Dollar
28 30 28 03 One Of Those Nights Bucks Fizz
29 --- 29 01 Europe After The Rain John Foxx FEATURED

30 27 27 04 Fire U2
31 32 31 03 Stop Draggin' My Heart Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
32 23 23 05 Arabian Knights Siouxsie & The Banshees
33 --- 33 01 Wired For Sound Cliff Richard FEATURED
34 24 11 08 Sat In Your Lap Kate Bush
35 36 35 03 Rainy Night In Georgia Randy Crawford
36 28 18 08 Show Me Dexys Midnight Runners
37 17 11 09 Walk Right Now Jacksons
38 37 01 18 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
39 38 38 03 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
40 46 40 02 Chemistry Nolans
41 35 29 07 A Promise Echo & The Bunnymen
42 41 41 03 Japanese Boy Aneka
43 45 05 18 Fade To Grey Visage
44 81 44 09 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
45 25 22 16 Believe It Or Not (Theme From The Greatest American Hero) Joey Scarbury
46 44 38 07 Fire & Ice Pat Benatar
47 56 47 02 Everybody Salsa Modern Romance
48 48 44 05 Lady Commodores
49 51 45 08 I'm In Love Evelyn Champagne King
50 50 38 06 Green Door Shakin Stevens
 
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51 39 01 21 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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52 47 41 08 Stranger Jefferson Starship
53 62 53 03 Super Freak Rick James
54 54 54 03 Prince Of Darkness Bow Wow Wow
55 79 55 02 Arthur's Theme Christopher Cross

56 31 08 20 Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon
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57 57 44 17 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates
58 34 06 12 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley & The Wailers
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59 52 14 14 Going Back To My Roots Odyssey
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60 65 60 07 Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet
61 33 17 13 Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones
62 64 62 05 Love On A Two Way Street Stacy Lattisaw
63 72 63 02 Who's Crying Now Journey
64 71 64 02 She's A Bad Mama Jama Carl Carlton

65 59 19 14 One Day In Your Life Michael Jackson
66 73 66 03 The Listening Wind Talking Heads
67 --- 67 01 Confidence Pour Confidence Jean Schultheis FEATURED
68 68 68 06 The Carrier David Byrne / Brian Eno
69 --- 36 22 Sailing Christopher Cross
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70 67 67 07 Gonna Get Over You France Joli
71 --- 02 14 Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
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72 100 72 02 The Voice Moody Blues
73 75 73 03 Je T'aime Michel Polnareff

74 70 62 11 Hearts Marty Balin
75 43 02 17 Chariots Of Fire Vangelis
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76 90 76 02 Je Suis Un Rock Star Bill Wyman
77 76 63 09 The Kid Is Hot Tonight Loverboy
78 82 78 07 You Stopped Loving Me Roberta Flack
79 108 79 01 We Can Get Together Icehouse FEATURED

80 80 01 21 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie
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81 77 69 07 You Are The One Cerrone
82 60 43 13 One That You Love Air Supply
83 83 01 20 A Forest The Cure
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84 92 84 03 Desire Roni Griffith
85 --- 71 02 Il Jouait De Piano Debout France Gall
86 94 86 02 Dancing The Night Away Voggue

87 95 87 05 Icehouse Icehouse
88 74 74 05 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
89 --- 89 01 When I'm Gone Albert Hammond FEATURED
90 85 85 07 Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith
91 78 64 10 It Hurts To Be In Love Dan Hartman
92 63 39 15 Seven Year Ache Roseanne Cash
93 114 93 01 Turn It On Level 42 FEATURED
94 93 06 11 Doors Of Your Heart The Beat
95 69 15 12 The Bed's Too Big Without You The Police
96 91 08 32 Can You Feel It Jacksons
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97 130 97 01 Square Biz Teena Marie FEATURED
98 42 16 16 Body Talk Imagination
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99 103 99 02 Chloe Elton John
100 96 03 20 Enola Gay OMD
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PJOPS Retrochart Number Ones


1980
05/01/80 Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) Pink Floyd 452
12/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 548
19/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 443.5
26/01/80 Brass In Pocket The Pretenders 498
02/02/80 Sara Fleetwood Mac 526
09/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 441
16/02/80 Rock With You Michael Jackson 456
23/02/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 551
01/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 533
08/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 536
15/03/80 On The Radio Donna Summer 524
22/03/80 Atomic Blondie 551
29/03/80 Going Underground The Jam 639
05/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 638
12/04/80 Going Underground The Jam 590.5
19/04/80 Call Me Blondie 646
26/04/80 Call Me Blondie 647
03/05/80 Call Me Blondie 597.5
10/05/80 Call Me Blondie 637
17/05/80 A Forest The Cure 584.5
24/05/80 A Forest The Cure 541
31/05/80 A Forest The Cure 485.5
07/06/80 A Forest The Cure 513
14/06/80 We Are Glass Gary Numan 517
21/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 537
28/06/80 Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees 495.5
05/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 460
12/07/80 Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra 558
19/07/80 Upside Down Diana Ross 506
26/07/80 Babooshka Kate Bush 483
02/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 574
09/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 591
16/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 543
23/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 492
30/08/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 489
06/09/80 The Winner Takes It All ABBA 580
13/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 593
20/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 544
27/09/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 496
04/10/80 Ashes To Ashes David Bowie 486
11/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 481
18/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 480
25/10/80 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 468
01/11/80 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand 452
08/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 451
15/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 470
22/11/80 Fashion David Bowie 478
29/11/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 488
06/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 446
13/12/80 The Tide Is High Blondie 436
20/12/80 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 433
27/12/80 Celebration Kool & The Gang 474
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CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE


1981
03/01/81 Celebration Kool & The Gang 387
10/01/81 (Just Like) Starting Over John Lennon 403
17/01/81 Flash Queen 390
24/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 443
31/01/81 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins 422.5
07/02/81 Woman John Lennon 422
14/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 398
21/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 449
28/02/81 Vienna Ultravox 451
07/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 438
14/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 438
21/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 425
28/03/81 Vienna Ultravox 404
04/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 397
11/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 392
18/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 379
25/04/81 Kids In America Kim Wilde 368
02/05/81 It's A Love Thing The Whispers 347
09/05/81 Drowning / All Out To Get You The Beat 344
16/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 443
23/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 469
30/05/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 483
06/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 482
13/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 474
20/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 464
27/06/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 445
04/07/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 423
11/07/81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 402 LONGEST RUNNING NUMBER ONE - NINE WEEKS

18/07/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 431
25/07/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 447
01/08/81 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA 432
08/08/81 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 446
15/08/81 Tainted Love Soft Cell 434
22/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 482
29/08/81 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 487

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This week's number ones

@cityofdoomsday Everlasting Love Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet
@Epic Chocolat Souvenir OMD
@Eric Generic Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League
@Hairycub1969 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League
@Ironheade Tainted Love Soft Cell
@phoenix123 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League
 
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Global Chart Top 10 w/e 29/08/81


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01 01 17 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 04 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
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03 03 05 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
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07 04 02 Hold On Tight ELO
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04 01 18 Stars On 45 Medley Stars On 45

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06 01 Stop Draggin My Heart Around Stevie Nicks
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07 01 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton

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05 03 18 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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08 03 09 Jessie's Girl Rick Spingfield
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01 01 08 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
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04 02 14 Slow Hand Pointer Sisters
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02 02 17 Believe It Or Not (Theme From "The Greatest American Hero") Joey Scarbury
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06 04 06 Stop Draggin My Heart Around Stevie Nicks w Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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05 01 23 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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08 06 14 Queen of Hearts Juice Newton
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No Getting Over Me Ronnie Milsap
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15 08 09 Urgent Foreigner
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10 09 11 Lady You Bring Me Up Commodores
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11 10 07 Who's Crying Now Journey



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New Entries

#68 Private Eyes Hall & Oates
#72 Hard To Say Dan Fogelberg
#88 Alien Atlanta Rhythm Section
#89 Love All The Hurt Aretha Franklin & George Benson
#90 Our Lips Are Sealed The Go-Go's


US Charts
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Cashbox Singles Chart Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Adult Contemporary Touch Me When We're Dancing Carpenters SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Disco Top 100 I'm In Love Evelyn "Champagne" King THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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UK Official Singles Chart Top 75 w/e 29/08/81

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04 01 04 Japanese Boy Aneka
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09 02 05 Tainted Love Soft Cell 76,000
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02 02 06 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 75,000
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01 01 06 Green Door Shakin Stevens
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06 05 05 Hold On Tight ELO 74,000
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03 03 04 Love Action (I Believe In Love) Human League 67,000
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05 05 06 Girls On Film Duran Duran 54,000
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10 08 06 The Caribbean Disco Show Lobo 52,000
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08 04 07 Back To The Sixties Tight Fit 46,000
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16 10 04 One In Ten UB40 44,000

In one of the tightest weeks since the decade began the entire top 5 are all within 4,000 copies of each other, both the tracks that ended up as the top two failed to have TOTP performances this week but such was their strength that they didn't need it. Once the dust had settled Aneka's "Japanese Boy" emerged on top by little more than 2,000 copies selling 78,000 in the last 7 days, a modest 5% increase week on week, compared to the massive 63% jump in sales for Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" as it sprints 9-2, the outcome next week should be interesting when they both get that TOTP exposure.

Completing the top 5 are Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2-3 (75,000), Shakin Stevens who is bounded off the No 1 spot 1-4 (74,000) and ELO who climb a spot 6-5 (74,000), tight indeed!

After a streak of three top 10 hits from 3 hits in 1980, UB40's last single "Don't Let It Pass You By/ Don't Slow Down" missed out at No 16, a blip overlooked now as "One In Ten" rises 16-10 (44,000). The title refers to the current unemployment figure in the West Midlands (9.6% to be exact) and is the second release from their second album "Present Arms" which has already peaked at No 2 replicating the success of debut set "Signing Off".

The only other climber in the ten is Lobo who creep 10-8 ( 52,000) while there are three fallers not mentioned yet, Human League 3-6 (67,000), Duran Duran 5-7 (54,000) and Tight Fit 8-9 (46,000)



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New Entries

#15 She's Got Claws Gary Newman
#27 Wired For Sound Cliff Richard
#28 Start Me Up The Rolling Stones
#41 Souvenir Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
#48 Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) Ottawan
#53 Passionate Friend The Teardrop Explodes
#60 Holliedaze (A Medley) The Hollies
#62 Europe (After The Rain) John Foxx
#67 Feeding Time The Look
#71 Audio Video The News
#72 Beach Boys Medley Beach Boys
#75 Urgent Foreigner

Bubbling Under (The Next 25)
Another One Bites The Dust Eastwood/General Saint
Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me Quincy Jones
Brass On 45 Ivor Biggum & The T Kups
Burnin For You Blue Oyster Cult
Do You Love Me? Patti Austin
Don't Stop Your Love Kelly Marie
Don't Want To Wait Anymore Tubes
Fields Skids
Fire & Ice Pat Benatar
Happy Birthday Altered Images
Heart & Soul Exile
Hot Licks Silhouettes
I Want You Back Kate Robbins / Beyond
I'm The One Who Loves You A-Z
In & Out Of Love Imagination
Inconvenience Au Pairs
It's Your Conscience Denies Williams
Life Your Voice And Say Love Unlimited Orchestra
Live A Life Black Slate
Memories Mike Berry
Nice And Soft Wish

Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag Pig Bag
Pretend Alvin Stardust
Riding On A Fantasy Rah Band
You'll Sure Look Good To Me Phyllis Hyman

UK Charts

NME Green Door Shakin Stevens THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Official Indie Chart One In Ten UB40 NEW NUMBER ONE
UK Album Chart Time Electric Light Orchestra NEW NUMBER ONE
 
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TROS Europarade Top 30 w/e 23/08/81

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01 01 05 Stars On 45 (Part II) More Stars On 45 SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 01 12 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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04 01 07 Chequered Love Kim Wilde
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02 02 10 You Drive Me Crazy Shakin’ Stevens
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06 02 13 Hands Up (Give Me Your Hand) Ottawan
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05 01 26 Stars On 45 Stars On 45
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07 07 05 The Caribbean Disco Show Lobo
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08 06 12 Enola Gay Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
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New Entries

#19 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder
#24 Eisbaer Grauzone
#26 Mama Lorraine G G Anderson
#27 Betty Bernard Lavilliers
#28 De Nederlandse Sterre Die Strale Overal Rubberen Robbie
#29 Hooked On Classics Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
 
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Offizielle Deutsche Charts Top 75 w/e 23/08/81

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04 02 06 Stars On 45 (Part II) Stars On 45
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03 02 13 Oh No No Bernie Paul
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05 05 06 Flieg Nicht So Hoch, Mein Kleiner Freund Nicole
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09 05 19 Kids In America Kim Wilde
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08 01 22 Stars On 45 (Part I) Stars On 45
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New Entries

#27 Hold On Tight ELO
#35 Lay All Your Love On Me ABBA
#63 Take It On The Run REP Speedwagon
#74 So'n Kleiner Garten Vor Der Stadt Heino
#75 Running Scared The Fools
 
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04 02 09 In The Air Tonight Phil Collins
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09 03 13 The One That You Love Air Supply
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08 04 01 Urgent Foreigner
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NE 05 01 Sausalito Summernight Diesel
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11 06 16 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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09 07 11 The Stroke Billy Squier
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06 06 09 Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
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NE 09 01 Fire & Ice Pat Benatar
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Chart News

#21 Really Wanna Know You Gary Wright
#27 So This Is Love Van Halen
#33 A Woman's Got The Power A's
#34 Happy Birthday Kid Geoff Hughes
#35 Thirsty Ears Powder Blues
#36 Nothing Ever Goes As Planned Styx
#41 Chains Ian Thomas
#49 If The Wind Could Blow My Troubles Away Murray McLaughlan

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Australia Kent Music Report Top 20 w/e 24/08/81

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01 Who Can It Be Now Men At Work SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 Planet Earth Duran Duran
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03 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
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06 Turn Me Loose Loverboy
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07 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
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09 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz
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10 Being With You Smokey Robinson
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12 They Won't Let My Girlfriend Talk To Me Jimmy & The Boys

New Entries
Cut Lunch (EP) MODELS
Hey JULIO IGLESIAS
Pull Up to the Bumper GRACE JONES
Fire and Ice PAT BENATAR
Other Places MEO
Let's Go Dancin' RITA COOLIDGE
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore DOUG PARKINSON
Hold on Tight ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Cool Love PABLO CRUISE
The Kids are Hot Tonite LOVERBOY
Touch Me When We're Dancing CARPENTERS
One Day at a Time CRISTY LANE


3XY Top 40 Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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World charts w/e 29/08/81
Celebration Kool & The Gang NEW NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
Vill Ha Dej Freestyle THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

Green Door Shakin Stevens THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
De Nederlandse sterre die strale overal Rubberen Robbie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Out Here On My Own Nikka Costa THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
De Nina A Mujer Julio Iglesias NEW NUMBER ONE
Stars On 45 Part II Stars On 45 NEW NUMBER ONE

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Will You Hazel O'Connor (w/e 07/08/81)
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Only Crying Keith Marshall (w/e 01/08/81)
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In The Air Tonight Phil Collins (w/e 25/07/81)
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#- Artist- Single - (Wks) Last Week

1. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet - Everlasting Love (10) 1
2. Pat Benetar - Fire And Ice (8) 3
3. France Joli - Gonna Get Over You (9) 2
4. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (13) 5
5. Moody Blues - Voice (5) 19
6. Marty Balin - Hearts (13) 4
7. Juice Newton - Queen Of Hearts (13) 8
8. Pointer Sisters - Slow Hand (12) 9
9. Loverboy - Kid Is Hot Tonite (11) 6
10. Cerrone - You Are the One (10) 7
11. Roni Griffin - Desire (9) 13
12. Journey - Who's Crying Now (7) 16
13. Voggue - Dancin' The Night Away (9) 14
14. Foreigner - Urgent (9) 17
15. Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus (13) 10
16. E.L.O. - Hold On Tight (6) 18
17. Commodores - Lady (9) 15
18. Joey Scarbury - Greatest American Hero (13) 11
19. Visage - Fade To Grey (4) 26
20. Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira (13) 12
21. Greg Kihn Band - Breakup Song (13) 22
22. Balance - Breaking Away (8) 24
23. Gary Wright - Really Wanna Know You (9) 25
24. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl (17) 21
25. Debra Laws - Very Special (7) 31
26. Point Blank - Nicole (10) 28
27. Stacy Lattisaw - Love On A Two Way Street (9) 29
28. Debbie Harry - Backfired (3) 37
29. Ronnie Milsap - No Gettin' Over You (9) 30
30. Abba - On And On And On (10) 23
31. Silver Condor - I Could Take my Heart Away (5) 38
32. Moody Blues - Gemini Dream (13) 20
33. Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only (5) 41
34. Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache (18) 27
35. Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (4) 53
36. Alabama - Feels So Right (9) 39
37. Specials - Ghost Town (7) 46
38. Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin' For You (3) 66
39. Robbie Patton - Don't Give It Up (7) 40
40. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (3) 62
41. Sister Sledge - He's Just A Runaway (7) 42
42. Lulu - I Could Never Miss You (3) 64
43. Billy Squier - Stroke (11) 35
44. Afternoon Delights -General Hospi-tale (6) 50
45. Human League - Sound Of The Crowd (9) 45
46. Rick James - Superfreak (4) 56
47. Little River Band - Night Owls (2) 76
48. Kim Carnes - Draw Of The Cards (3) 61
49. Evelyn King - I'm In Love (4) 52
50. Adam & the Ants - Stand And Deliver (9) 49
51. Jefferson Starship - Stranger (8) 33
52. Icehouse - We Can Get Together (6) 58
53. Tubes - I Don't Want To Wait Anymore (11) 32
54. Sylvia - Matador (10) 48
55. Rene & Angela - I Love You More (7) 55
56. Alan Parsons Project - Time (18) 34
57. Air Supply - One That You Love (15) 36
58. Glen Campbell - I Love My truck (3) 74
59. Carpenters - touch Me When Were Dancing (11) 51
60. John Denver - Some Days Are Diamonds (4) 69
61. Beach Boys - Beach Boys Medley (4) 65
62. Duran Duran - Planet Earth (9) 54
63. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (10) 57
64. Neil Diamond - America (19) 43
65. Stephanie Mills - Two Hearts (16) 59
66. Meco - Raiders March (7) 63
67. Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step (4) 73
68. Cantina Band - Summer 81 (5) 60
69. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl (16) 44
70. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love (5) 70
71. Don McLean - It's Just The Sun (4) 71
72. Spandau Ballet - Chant #1 (3) 81
73. Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed (3) 93
74. Quick - Zulu (3) 84
75. Kraftwerk- Computer Love (2) 87
76. Jim Steinman - Rock & Roll Dreams..(13) 47
77. Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You (11) 72
78. Don Felder -Heavy Metal (4) 80
79. Kraftwerk- Pocket Calculator (10) 75
80. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (15) 67
81. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (21) 68
82. Barbara Mandrell - I Was Country..(8) 77
83. Four Tops - When She Was My Girl (3) 90
84. Pablo Cruise - Cool Love (4) 91
85. Rafeal Cameron - Funtown U.S.A.(3) 92
86. Rush - Tom Sawyer (13) 78
87. Climax Blues Band - I Love You (26) 79
88. Dan Fogelberg- Hard To Say (1) <new
89. John Schneider - It's Now Or Never (4) 82
90. Change - Hold Tight (4) 83
91. Johnny Lee - Prisoner Of Hope (4) 89
92. George Harrison - teardrops (3) 94
93. Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama 91) <new
94. Stars On 45 - Medley II (8) 85
95. Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio - That Old Song (2) 100
96. Producers - What He's Got (2) 97
97. Kool & the Gang - Jones Vs. Jones (16) 86
98. Split Enz - Iris (4) 95
99. Heaven 17 - Fascist groove thing (9) 76
100. Manhattan Transfer - Boy From New York City (11) 88
 
Oh, look! Some more new entries, six of them! Will that be a pattern that repeats next week? (Spoiler: no.)

1. (1) Tainted Love - Soft Cell
2. (6) Girls on Film - Duran Duran
3. (5) Love Action - The Human League
4. (8) Hold on Tight - Electric Light Orchestra
5. (2) Tempted - Squeeze
6. (3) Arabian Knights - Siouxsie and the Banshees
7. (4) A Promise - Echo and the Bunnymen
8. (11) The Thin Wall - Ultravox
9. (12) One in Ten - UB40
10. (7) Chant No. 1 - Spandau Ballet

11. (NEW) Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
12. (9) Ghost Town - The Specials
13. (14) Fire - U2
14. (18) Abacab - Genesis
15. (10) Lay All Your Love on Me - ABBA
16. (20) Love Song - Simple Minds
17. (NEW) Souvenir - Orchestral Maneouvres in the Dark
18. (13) Water on Glass - Kim Wilde
19. (NEW) Urgent - Foreigner
20. (16) Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty

21. (22) Slow Hand - The Pointer Sisters
22. (NEW) Passionate Friend - The Teardrop Explodes
23. (15) Walk Right Now - The Jacksons
24. (19) Sat in Your Lap - Kate Bush
25. (17) Computer Love - Kraftwerk
26. (NEW) She's Got Claws - Gary Numan
27. (21) Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
28. (23) Show Me - Dexys Midnight Runners
29. (25) Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club
30. (NEW) Europe (After the Rain) - John Foxx

31. (24) New Life - Depeche Mode
32. (26) No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley and the Wailers
33. (29) Prince of Darkness - Bow Wow Wow
34. (27) Never Surrender - Saxon
35. (33) Draw of the Cards - Kim Carnes
36. (28) Visage - Visage
37. (34) Lady (You Bring Me Up) - The Commodores
38. (32) Take it on the Run - REO Speedwagon
39. (35) Backfired - Debbie Harry
40. (36) For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
 
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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)
 
Most successful artists...so far (3 points for a #1, 2 points for a #2, 1 point for a #3)
#1/#2/#3 total points
1. Abba 4/1/0 14
2. Donna Summer 3/2/1 14
3. Crystal Gayle 3/2/0 13
4. E.L.O. 2/2/0 10
5. Earth,Wind & Fire 2/1/0 8
6. Olivia Newton-John 2/0/1 7
7. Bee Gees 2/0/1 7
8. Neil Diamond 2/0/0 6
9. Meco 2/0/0 6
10. Yvonne Elliman 2/0/0 6
11. Blondie 2/0/0 6
12. France Joli 1/1/1 6
13. Pat Benatar 0/3/0 6
Duets count equally for both artists, although E.L.O. didn't do a lot of singing in the #1 hit,Xanadu.
Most Weeks at #1
1. Donna Summer 20
2. Abba 19
3. Crystal Gayle 13
4. Neil Diamond 13
5. E.L.O. 11
6. Olivia Newton-John 9
7. Bee Gees 8
8. Yarbrough & Peoples 6
 
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