The Popjustice Retrochart 100 - December 1984 - w/e 15/12/84

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11 10 10 05 Private Dancer Tina Turner
12 11 10 07 Supernatural Love Donna Summer
13 --- 13 01 Do They Know It's Christmas Band Aid HIGHEST NEW ENTRY FEATURED
14 --- 14 01 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! FEATURED

15 13 13 08 We Belong Pat Benatar
16 25 16 02 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins
17 21 17 04 Fresh Kool & The Gang
18 22 18 03 Shout Tears For Fears
19 20 19 03 Invisible Alison Moyet
20 36 20 02 I Would Die 4 U Prince

21 15 13 06 Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody Depeche Mode
22 18 04 10 Freedom Wham!
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23 17 17 07 Warning Sign Nik Heyward
24 16 16 05 Hypnotize Scritti Politti
25 30 25 02 Thank God It's Christmas Queen
26 31 26 02 Everything Must Change Paul Young
27 35 27 02 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
28 37 28 02 Round And Round Spandau Ballet

29 12 03 16 Caribbean Queen Billy Ocean
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30 27 14 09 When The Rain Begins To Fall Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora
31 28 02 11 No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney
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32 26 21 10 Hard Habit To Break Chicago
33 34 33 05 Louise Human League
34 46 34 02 Missing You Diana Ross

35 29 13 09 Penny Lover Lionel Richie
36 33 33 05 (How To Be A) Millionaire ABC
37 38 37 05 Let It All Blow Dazz Band
38 42 38 06 Forever Young Alphaville
39 39 39 03 Stranger In Town Toto
40 41 40 06 The Wild Life Bananarama

41 49 29 04 Hotline To Heaven Bananarama
42 48 42 06 Boys of Summer Don Henley
43 56 43 06 Solid Ashford & Simpson

44 44 27 15 Swept Away Diana Ross
45 51 45 08 The Belle Of St Mark Sheila E
46 45 45 05 Half A Minute Matt Bianco
47 23 05 13 Together In Electric Dreams Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
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48 54 48 03 Valotte Julian Lennon
49 47 07 14 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2
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50 24 14 08 This Is Mine Heaven 17
 
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51 199 51 01 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond FEATURED
52 60 52 02 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat
53 145 53 01 Riddle Me UB40 FEATURED
54 55 54 03 Had A Dream (Sleeping With The Enemy) Roger Hodgson
55 148 55 01 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade FEATURED
56 --- 56 01 Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top FEATURED
57 64 57 05 Born In The USA Bruce Springsteen
58 152 58 01 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive FEATURED

59 57 05 10 The Second Time Kim Wilde
60 61 60 07 Tenderness General Public
61 71 58 03 The Medal Song Culture Club
62 59 32 07 The Chant Has Begun Level 42
63 99 63 02 Tonight David Bowie FEATURED
64 110 01 21 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jnr
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65 187 65 01 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise FEATURED
66 73 66 06 Give The Girl A Break Dolly Dots
67 72 67 03 La P'tite Lady Vivien Savage
68 75 68 08 I Can't Hold Back Survivor FEATURED
69 169 46 05 Prisoner Of Love Miami Sound Machine

70 43 39 15 Strut Sheena Easton
71 177 10 11 Purple Rain Prince
72 80 72 02 Stay The Blue Nile
73 --- 22 18 Such A Shame Talk Talk
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74 74 74 03 This Night Billy Joel

75 65 13 14 Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner
76 88 76 04 Hello Again Cars
77 82 77 06 Sea Of Love Honeydrippers
78 85 78 05 Premonition Bonnie Pointer

79 69 38 13 The Medicine Song Stephanie Mills
80 106 80 01 Where The Rose Is Sown Big Country
81 92 81 02 Give Me The Night B.R.U.T.

82 87 78 07 Disparue Jean-Pierre Mader
83 97 83 04 In The Evening Sheryl Lee Ralph
84 77 76 05 Long Is The Road (American) Jean-Jacques Goldman
85 40 09 15 Lost In Music (Remix) Sister Sledge
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86 105 86 01 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus
87 70 61 09 We Are The Young Dan Hartman
88 68 14 11 War Song Culture Club
89 86 45 05 Rattlesnakes Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
90 90 14 12 Love Kills Freddie Mercury
91 84 77 08 Morning Dew Blackfoot
92 115 92 01 Dream Street Janet Jackson
93 76 04 17 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
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94 --- 94 01 Ave Maria West India Company
95 91 72 06 Un Autre Monde Telephone
96 104 96 01 Heaven Eurogliders
97 93 93 04 Where The Boys Are Jody Watley
98 67 19 10 All Cried Out Alison Moyet
99 111 44 07 All You Pretty Girls XTC
100 78 57 04 Never Turn Away OMD
 
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07/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 335
14/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 358
21/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 366
28/01/84 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 351
04/02/84 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder 360
11/02/84 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics 364
18/02/84 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics 353
25/02/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 359
03/03/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 370
10/03/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 371
17/03/84 99 Red Balloons Nena 362
24/03/84 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama 385
31/03/84 Radio Ga-Ga Queen 392
07/04/84 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama 384

14/04/84 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama 366
21/04/84 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 472
28/04/84 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 476
05/05/84 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 461
12/05/84 Automatic Pointer Sisters 449
19/05/84 Automatic Pointer Sisters 437
26/05/84 Automatic Pointer Sisters 400
02/06/84 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 379
09/06/84 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 375
16/06/84 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 449
23/06/84 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 408
30/06/84 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters 353
07/07/84 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters 371
14/07/84 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters 373
21/07/84 When Doves Cry Prince 366
28/07/84 When Doves Cry Prince 381
04/08/84 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 439
11/08/84 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 390.5
18/08/84 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 417
25/08/84 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 407
01/09/84 When Doves Cry Prince 375
08/09/84 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr 454
15/09/84 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr 514
22/09/84 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr 447
29/09/84 Smooth Operator Sade 418
06/10/84 Drive The Cars 517
13/10/84 Drive The Cars 534
20/10/84 Drive The Cars 481
27/10/84 Drive The Cars 472
03/11/84 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 441
10/11/84 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 402
17/11/84 Out Of Touch Hall & Oates 454
24/11/84 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 443
01/12/84 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 426
08/12/84 Out Of Touch Hall & Oates 435
15/12/84 Like A Virgin Madonna 469
 
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NEW ENTRY AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 05 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
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01 01 16 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
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03 02 07 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
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10 06 02 Like A Virgin Madonna
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05 05 03 Out Of Touch Hall & Oates
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07 02 09 Caribbean Queen / European Queen Billy Ocean
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08 08 05 No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney

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Do They Know It's Christmas Band Aid 639,000 NEW ENTRY AT NUMBER ONE

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Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham!
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348,000

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The Power Of Love
Frankie Goes To Hollywood 109,000
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We All Stand Together Paul McCartney 87,000
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Like A Virgin Madonna 76,000

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I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond
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Teardrops Shakin' Stevens 46,000
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The Riddle Nik Kershaw
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36,000
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Sexcrime (1984) Eurythmics 35,000
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I Won't Run Away Alvin Stardust 32,000
It’s been a record breaking week this year with all the headlines going to Band Aid whose “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” has introduced the world to the concept of the charity record. Stemming from a report on the BBC by Michael Buerk about the current famine in Ethiopia back in October, it spurred Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to combine their talents and enlist the help of the biggest pop stars of 1984 onto one track which was recorded given to radio and made available in the shops all in just a week. Special note should be made of Paula Yates (Geldof’s wife) who was the connection between Geldof and Ure after Ultravox guested on “The Tube” shortly after the news feature. Such was the demand for the track that the media has hyped up the release with Radio 1 playing it on the hour and a record 750,000 copies being shipped to store in preparation for the Christmas rush. The track is retailing at £1.35 plus VAT (basically cost only) and the paying of VAT has been a bone of contention between Geldof and the Government with neither side backing down at present, Geldof also managed to harrang BBC1 into showing the video after TOTP in its entirety, again a first! The result of this media frenzy and festive goodwill? An amazing tally of 639,000 copies have been bought, by far the highest weekly tally of the decade and puts Band Aid as the 7th biggest seller of the year after 6 days on sale. Astounding.

That might make you feel slightly bad for Wham! Who were one of the favourites for the Christmas No 1 single before the announcement of Band Aid, their double A-Side “Last Christmas/ Everything She Wants” couldn’t compete with Band Aid though of course it isn’t all bad news for Michael who appears on that track too, kind of holding himself off the top spot. Wham! Have announced that proceeds from this single will similarly go to the Band Aid cause and that the current AA side “Everything She Wants” will be issued with a promo and remixes once Christmas is done to help generate further sales (and maybe a shot at the No 1 slot after all?) It also sold better than any Wham! Single in its first week and in any other week of the year the 348,000 copies it sold would have earned it the No 1 spot, that sales tally meaning that the top 2 alone sold almost a million copies between them!

Naturally Frankie Goes To Hollywood get ousted 1-3 in wake of Band Aid and Wham! But even they share in the bonaza as their sales increase 32% week on week to 109,000 copies which is the normal bounce one would expect a new chart topper to get. Frankie, along with David Bowie, are the two notable absences from the Band Aid track as they were unavailable for the recording though both send messages on the b-side of the track and Bowie presents the promo. After three weeks “The Power Of Love” has sold 252,000 copies- not bad but no million seller- have the group reached saturation point?

Also showing marked improvements this week are Paul McCartney 9-4 (87,000) and Madonna 8-5 (76,000), McCartney now has four top 5 singles in a row, something he’s not done since his Beatles days, but for Madonna it’s her first top 5 single.

The lower half of the top 10 is nowhere near as exciting as it consists of 5 fallers, Jim Diamond drops 2-6 (48,000), Shakin Stevens dips 5-7 (46,000), Nik Kershaw slips 3-8 (36,000), Eurythmics trip 4-9 (35,000) and Alvin Stardust topples 7-10 (32,000)

https://forum.popjustice.com/thread...-by-week-1984-1985.38232/page-32#post-3625617

Chart Entries
#50 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Wizzard
#54 So Near To Christmas Alvin Stardust
#58 Valotte Julian Lennon
#61 September Song Ian McCulloch
#62 San Damiano (Heart And Soul) Sal Solo
#66 Police Officer Smiley Culture
#67 Merry Xmas Everybody Slade
#73 Step Off (Part I) Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five
#74 Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top
#80 My Dying Machine Gary Numan
#82 Modern GIrl Meatloaf
#84 Theme From Travelling Man Duncan Browne
#85 Amoureuse Kiki Dee
#89 See That Glow This Island Earth
#95 Christmas Without You Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
#96 Heartless Evelyn Thomas
#98 Little Words Ken Dodd


Further UK charts and stats can be found here.
 
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01 01 12 Out Of Touch Hall & Oates SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 02 07 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
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11 03 05 Like A Virgin Madonna

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03 03 15 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
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07 05 10 Sea Of Love Honeydrippers
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06 06 10 No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney
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09 07 13 Cool It Now New Edition
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02 01 15 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham!
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10 09 08 We Belong Pat Benatar
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05 05 11 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper

Chart Entries
#42 I Would Die 4 U Prince
#50 Method Of Modern Love Daryl Hall And John Oates
#61 Mistake No 3 Culture Club
#63 Make No Mistake, He's Mine Barbra Streisand With Kim Carnes
#77 Eat My Shorts Rick Dees
#79 Lover Girl Teena Marie
#85 20/20 George Benson
#87 Naughty Naughty John Parr
#88 All Right Now Rod Stewart
#89 Lonely School Tommy Shaw
#90 Treat Her Like A Lady Temptations


Further US charts and stats can be found here.
 
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01 01 16 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder ELEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 08 Caribbean Queen Billy Ocean
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02 02 16 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.
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04 04 06 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
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06 05 08 When The Rain Begins To Fall Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora
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05 05 08 I Feel For You Chaka Khan
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10 02 10 The War Song Culture Club
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08 03 19 Careless Whisper George Michael
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14 09 05 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty Four) Eurythmics
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07 03 09 Freedom Wham!

Chart Entries
#45 C'est Un Eternal Besoin D'Amour Marlene Jobert
#67 Round & Round Spandau Ballet
#69 Love Light In Flight Stevie Wonder
#76 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins
#86 Shout Tears For Fears
#91 Thank God It's Christmas Queen
#96 Everything Must Change Paul Young
#97 No Mercy The Stranglers
100 Stop Bajon Tullio De Piscopo


Further european charts and stats can be found here.
 
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01 01 07 Besoin De Rien, Envie De Toi Peter et Sloane SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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02 02 07 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
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03 03 07 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.
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10 04 06 Careless Whisper George Michael
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05 05 07 When The Rain Begins To Fall Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora
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04 02 07 Femme Liberee Cookie Dingler
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07 06 07 Un Autre Monde Telephone
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06 04 04 Mon coeur te dit je t'aime Frederic Francois

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14 09 07 Kalimba de luna Boney M
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12 08 07 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat

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#18 Snoopy Chantal Goya
#22 J'ai le blues de toi Gilbert Montagne
#39 The Lucky One Laura Branigan
 
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02 01 04 Like A Virgin Madonna NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 11 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
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07 03 04 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean
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03 03 06 Freedom Wham!
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04 04 04 The Wild Boys Duran Duran
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08 02 15 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.
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06 03 09 Soul Kind Of Feeling Dynamic Hepnotics
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09 06 08 The Warrior Scandal feat Patty Smyth
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05 02 07 The War Song Culture Club

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#31 Sea Of Love Honeydrippers
#35 We Belong Pat Benatar
#48 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper
 
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We're getting closer to Christmas and the HMV Retrochart gets more exciting each week.
Here are this week's Makers and Shakers - are these songs in your Retrochart yet?

Number 50 - new entry for Dead or Alive who have teamed up with Stock Aitken and Waterman for the Production of their new single "You spin me round (Like a record)" - it's been bubbling outside the Top 50 for a few weeks now and finally makes it this week!
 
Number 47 - new entry for another single that's been bubbling under the Top 50 for a few weeks now - The Art of Noise finally make it with "Close (to the edit)":
 
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Number 43 - new entry for Grandmaster Melle Mel with "Step off" reminding everyone at the start who rapped on Chaka Khan's recent Number One hit "I feel for you":
 
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