The Popjustice Retrochart 100 - June 1984 - w/e 16/06/84

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11 03 03 17 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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12 07 06 04 Pearl In The Shell Howard Jones
13 17 13 03 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat
14 14 14 05 Thinking Of You Sister Sledge

15 08 08 08 Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man) Hazell Dean
16 12 07 05 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Ultravox
17 21 17 04 When Am I Going To Make A Living Sade
18 20 10 07 The Lebanon Human League
19 46 19 02 Absolute Scritti Politti
20 --- 20 01 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw FEATURED
21 15 11 09 High Energy Evelyn Thomas
22 26 22 02 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
23 22 09 08 Thieves Like Us New Order
24 38 24 04 Ghost In You Psychedelic Furs
25 19 01 14 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
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26 25 25 03 One Better Day Madness
27 24 17 04 Borderline Madonna
28 23 05 32 Ain't Nobody Rufus & Chaka Khan
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29 36 29 02 Change Of Heart Change
30 18 12 04 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
31 103 31 01 Eyes Without A Face Billy Idol FEATURED
32 33 32 03 Dazzle Siouxsie & The Banshees

33 27 12 23 It's My Life Talk Talk
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34 32 23 13 Miss Me Blind Culture Club
35 39 04 25 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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36 34 20 05 Romancing The Stone Eddy Grant
37 188 37 01 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner FEATURED
38 45 38 03 Red Guitar David Sylvian

39 31 14 07 Turn Your Back On Me Kajagoogoo
40 05 01 18 Automatic Pointer Sisters
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FREEFALLER
41 30 02 15 Hello Lionel Richie
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42 44 42 03 Thin Line Between Love And Hate The Pretenders
43 49 43 02 Love All Day (And Night) Nick Heyward

44 29 05 10 I Want To Break Free Queen
45 40 01 16 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama
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46 43 43 21 Stay With Me Tonight Jeffrey Osbourne
47 47 47 03 I Can Dream About You Dan Hartman
48 54 48 04 No Way Out Starship
49 55 49 04 Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) The Icicle Works

50 37 37 08 Emergency (Dial 999) Loose Ends
 
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51 53 51 03 White Lines Grandmaster Melle Mel
52 --- 52 01 Talking Loud And Clear OMD FEATURED

53 50 03 14 Love Of The Common People Paul Young
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54 --- 54 01 I Wanna Be Loved Elvis Costello & The Attractions FEATURED
55 --- 55 01 Those First Impressions The Associates FEATURED
56 82 56 02 Magic Cars FEATURED
57 90 57 02 The Heart Of Rock 'N' Roll Huey Lewis & The News FEATURED

58 51 32 14 Head Over Heels Go-Gos
59 60 60 07 Debranche France Gall
60 59 59 09 Oh Sherrie Steve Perry
61 109 61 01 Sunglasses At Night Corey Hart FEATURED
62 71 62 04 Victims Of Circumstance Barclay James Harvest
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63 61 61 08 Sister Christian Night Ranger
64 62 62 06 You Can't Get What You Want Joe Jackson
65 70 65 05 Self Control Laura Branigan
66 58 58 07 Rush Rush Debbie Harry
67 64 64 10 Breakdance Irene Cara
68 67 18 14 My Ever Changing Moods Style Council
69 52 06 21 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw
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70 79 70 03 Mais Ou Sont Passes Les Gazelles Lizzy Mercier Descloux
71 78 71 03 Burn For You INXS

72 69 69 06 I'm Only Shooting Love Time Bandits
73 85 73 03 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters
74 --- 74 01 The Big Music Waterboys

75 81 06 14 Who's That Girl Eurythmics
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76 98 76 02 Stay The Night Chicago
77 63 63 08 Tea In The Sahara The Police
78 73 56 13 Send Me An Angel Real Life
79 88 79 02 Perfect Skin Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
80 --- 80 01 Voice In The Night Martinelli

81 96 54 03 Farewell My Summer Love Michael Jackson
82 65 01 20 Radio Gaga Queen
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83 72 72 04 La Valle Del Eden Nino De Angelo
84 93 84 02 Voices Russ Ballard
85 28 13 10 Don't Tell Me Blancmange
86 66 09 22 (Feels Like) Heaven Fiction Factory
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87 80 80 03 Hide And Seek Five Star
88 --- 88 01 Terra Promessa Eros Ramazzotti
89 95 89 03 Modern Day Delilah Van Stephenson
90 111 90 01 Walk Through The Fire Peter Gabriel

91 89 79 06 Samba Maria David Koven
92 48 28 10 No More Words Berlin
93 91 66 06 C'Est Lundi Jesse Garon
94 107 42 07 Run Runaway Slade
95 74 26 10 The Longest Time Billy Joel
96 68 41 06 Assassing Marillion
97 92 88 03 Rette Mich Nena
98 104 85 05 Let It Loose Chris Rea
99 99 99 02 Ocean Deep Cliff Richard
100 84 84 02 Rendez-Vous Alain Chamfort
 
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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
 
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03 01 07 The Reflex Duran Duran NEW NUMBER ONE

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05 02 04 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper

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01 01 13 Hello Lionel Richie
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02 02 05 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
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04 01 11 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins

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06 06 02 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham!

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08 03 12 Footloose Kenny Loggins
 
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--- 01 01 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 206,000 NEW ENTRY AT NUMBER ONE
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01 01 04 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham! 89,000
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05 03 02 Only When You Leave Spandau Ballet 52,000

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13 04 03 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 41,000

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09 05 09 High Energy Evelyn Thomas 37,000
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03 03 05 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Ultravox 34,000
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08 07 04 Pearl In The Shell Howard Jones 33,000
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12 08 04 Sad Songs Elton John 33,000
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02 02 07 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 30,000

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10 10 02 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now The Smiths 25,000

Rivals in the great T-shirt war which is currently raging on streets up and down the land Frankie Goes To Hollywood were up against Wham! this week in the singles chart, but with pre orders for the new Frankie single exceeding 350,000 according to ZTT there was little chance of anything but “Two Tribes” ended up at No 1. So it proved with the single becoming the 7th single this decade to debut at No 1 but it does so with the highest first week sales of the 80s selling 206,000 copies in just 6 days and creating a new 1984 high. The song of course deals with the current cold war animosity between the US and Russia and comes with a controversial video depicting Reagan and Chernenko in a tussle which has already been banned in the USSR. To further the message there’s a shocking run down of the number of nuclear weapons owned by the two nations on the back sleeve of the single if you really fancy scaring yourself, and the voice at the beginning of the single comes courtesy of Patrick Allen who recreates his voiceover from the Government’s “Protect and Survive” public safety films from the last few years. It certainly seems to have lit up the charts this week along with the record shops, managing to stave off the traditional summer lull.

Frankie’s debut single “Relax” has still not left the top 40 and did drop as low as No 31 but has rebounded week on week for the last 6 weeks and currently has moved 16-11. It is by far the biggest seller of the year so far with total sales of the single now amounting to 972,000 since its release, the million mark must be a matter of weeks away. From the way “Two Tribes” has started it could overtake “Relax” in a relatively short time.

Any belief therefore that Wham! could fend off FGTH were soon squashed as soon as the figures started to roll in to Gallup, the duo sold a very healthy 89,000 copies of “Wake Me Up” so they won’t be disappointed and were well clear of Spandau Ballet who rise 5-3 but sold a mere 52,000 copies in what they must consider an underperformance given their last two singles.

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Indeed if anyone is going to be challenging Wham! For the runner up spot next week then it’s going to be Bronski Beat. The group were signed after just 9 live gigs and are all openly gay which may very well be a first in British pop, this is reflected in their debut track “Smalltown Boy” which arrives 13-4 (41,000) this week. The song deals with the troubles of “coming out” and of societal reactions to it and the band, and in particular lead singer Jimmy Sommerville, have already been quite outspoken in the media on the subject which hasn’t gone down with the more conservative leaning daily papers.

Onto a man who now his 14th top 10 single of his 13 year career, yes Elton is back with his 18th album! Due in a fortnight entitled “Breaking Hearts” and the lead single “Sad Songs (Say So Much)”. The single sees him build on his return to commercial success of last year’s “Too Low For Zero” campaign and flies 12-8 (33,000) this week.

Evelyn Thomas and Howard Jones continue move towards the top spot advancing 9-5 (37,000) and 8-7 (33,000) respectively, both benefitting from TOTP exposure with the Smiths holding at anchor position on a slightly improved sale of 25,000. Two fallers to round off, Ultravox fall back 3-6 (34,000) whilst Deniece Williams falters 2-9 (30,000) as the tide turns against her.

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Chart Entries
#18 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw
#39 Talking Loud And Clear Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
#40 Turning The Town Red / I Wanna Be Loved Elvis Costello & The Attractions
#46 Train / Body And Soul Sisters Of Mercy
#52 Those First Impressions The Associates
#66 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
#70 Doin' It In A Haunted House Yvonne Gage
#71 Man On Fire Roger Taylor
#73 Major Tom (Coming Home) Peter Schilling
#76 Jammin In America Gap Band
#85 Mr Groove One Way
#86 I Love You Suzanne Lou Reed
#87 What I Want Dead Or Alive
#89 Oh Sherrie Steve Perry
#90 Rat Race Hi Tension
#92 The Best Part Of Breaking Up Roni Griffiths
#93 Tossing And Turning Windjammer
#94 Eyes Without A Face Billy Idol
#97 Murder New Order

UK Charts
UK Official Album Chart Legend Bob Marley & The Wailers FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

UK Official Indie Singles Chart Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now The Smiths SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Radio Airplay Report Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat NEW NUMBER ONE


Record Mirror Magazine 16/06/84
including reviews of this week’s releases, Disco Singles Top 85, Hi-NRG Top 30, Official Singles Top 100 and Chartfile by Alan Jones


Music Week Magazine 16/06/84
including reviews of this week’s releases, Airplay data, Official Singles and Albums Top 100 with certifications, 12” Singles Top 40, Cassette Top 30, Dance Singles Top 50, Dance Albums Top 25, Heavy Metal Singles Top 30, Heavy Metal Albums Top 30, Indie Singles Top 50, Indie Albums Top 25


Smash Hits Magazine 1984

No 1. Magazine 1984
including NME Singles and Albums Top 75
 
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01 01 10 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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04 02 09 The Reflex Duran Duran
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02 01 11 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
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03 03 11 Oh Sherrie Steve Perry
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05 05 15 Sister Christian Night Ranger
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06 06 09 The Heart Of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis & The News
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09 07 10 Self Control Laura Branigan
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10 08 08 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters
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14 09 04 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
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11 10 15 Borderline Madonna

Chart Entries
#50 I'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man) Kenny Loggins
#68 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr
#77 Turn To You Go-Go's
#79 The Moment Of Truth Survivor
#82 Taking It All Too Hard Genesis
#84 Break-A-Way Tracy Ullman
#86 The Glamorous Life Sheila E
#88 Round And Round Ratt
#89 Somebody Else's Guy Jocelyn Brown
#90 Too Young To Fall In Love Motley Crue
#91 A Chance For Heaven Christopher Cross
#94 Young Things, Wild Dreams (Rock Me) Red Rider

US Billboard Magazine
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Billboard Magazine 16/06/84
Billboard 200 Albums Footloose Various Artists NINTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

Billboard Adult Contemporary Time After Time Cyndi Lauper THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Dance / Disco Tracks Top 80 Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) Jermaine Jackson & Michael Jackson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
Billboard Hot Soul Singles Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

US Cashbox Magazine
Cashbox Singles Chart The Reflex Duran Duran NEW NUMBER ONE


US Radio & Records Magazine
Radio & Records Singles Chart Time After Time Cyndi Lauper SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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01 01 10 Against All Odds Phil Collins
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09 03 07 The Reflex Duran Duran
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04 04 07 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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07 04 09 I Want To Break Free Queen
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05 05 10 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
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03 02 13 Hello Lionel Richie
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06 03 16 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell
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08 07 09 Locomotion OMD
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10 10 03 Diggi Loo Diggi Ley Herreys


Chart Entries
#22 Only When You Leave Spandau Ballet
#75 Love All Day Nick Heyward
#83 Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler
#85 Absolute Scritti Politti
#86 Sounds Like A Melody Alphaville
#89 Boys Do Fall In Love Robin Gibb


European Charts
European Album Chart Thriller Michael Jackson

European Airplay Top 60 Sad Songs Say So Much Elton John NEW NUMBER ONE
Europarade Singles Top 40 I Want To Break Free Queen

Music & Media Magazine 1984
including European music TV listings for the week, Euroclips video airplay, European Singles Top 100, European Albums Top 100, European Airplay Top 60, UK Airplay Top 20
 
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01 01 06 Hello Lionel Richie SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 06 Against All Odds Phil Collins

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04 03 03 It's Just Not Cricket The Twelfth Man

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02 01 09 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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05 04 06 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
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08 06 04 The Reflex Duran Duran
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06 06 05 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
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07 03 07 To Be Or Not To Be Mel Brooks
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10 09 05 I Want To Break Free Queen
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16 10 03 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams


Chart Entries
#44 Dance Hall Days Wang Chung
#47 Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler
#49 Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) Scritti Politti

Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Countdown Album Chart Throbbin' 84 Various FIFTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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This week's Retrochart is very exciting!
Let's start with the Makers and Shakers:
Number 50 - new entry for former Genration X vocalist Billy Idol. He's had a couple of hits in the US Hot 100 and now he's finally entered the HMV Retrochart with "Eyes without a face":
 
Number 42 - new entry for OMD and their second single from their new album called "Junk Culture" - this single is called "Talking loud and clear":
 
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