The Popjustice Retrochart 100 - May 1984 - w/e 26/05/84

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11 --- 11 01 Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go Wham! FEATURED
12 --- 12 01 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen FEATURED
13 43 13 02 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Ultravox

14 13 13 07 Don't Tell Me Blancmange
15 19 15 05 Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man) Hazell Dean
16 20 16 06 High Energy Evelyn Thomas
17 --- 17 01 Pearl In The Shell Howard Jones FEATURED
18 --- 18 01 You're The Best Thing / Big Boss Groove The Style Council FEATURED

19 07 02 10 People Are People Depeche Mode
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20 22 20 02 Romancing The Stone Eddy Grant
21 17 17 07 Locomotion OMD
22 18 18 06 Silver Echo & The Bunnymen
23 15 08 07 Dancing Girls Nik Kershaw
24 12 12 07 Sneakin' Out The Back Door Matt Bianco
25 29 25 10 Miss Me Blind Culture Club
26 24 02 12 Hello Lionel Richie
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27 14 14 04 Turn Your Back On Me Kajagoogoo
28 25 25 09 Don't Look Any Further Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett
29 16 16 06 One Love / People Get Ready Bob Marley & The Wailers
30 28 28 07 No More Words Berlin
31 27 01 13 Robert De Niro's Waiting Bananarama
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32 45 32 03 Break Dance Party Break Machine
33 42 33 03 I'll Be Around Terri Wells

34 37 20 06 Somebody Else's Guy Jocelyn Brown
35 35 35 07 Eighties Killing Joke
36 80 36 02 Rough Justice Bananarama
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37 44 37 05 Emergency (Dial 999) Loose Ends

38 30 30 05 Pearly Dewdrops' Drops Cocteau Twins
39 33 10 08 Give Me Tonight Shannon
40 32 09 11 Lucky Star Madonna
41 46 41 03 Assassing Marillion
42 54 42 02 Diggiloo Diggiley Herreys

43 34 32 11 Head Over Heels Go-Gos
44 --- 44 01 Sad Songs (Say So Much) Elton John FEATURED
45 49 45 18 Stay With Me Tonight Jeffrey Osbourne

46 36 06 18 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw
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47 39 10 08 The Caterpillar The Cure
48 60 48 02 Thinking Of You Sister Sledge
49 51 49 02 Love Wars Womack & Womack
50 --- 50 01 Infatuation Rod Stewart
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51 21 22 08 Such A Shame Talk Talk
52 40 14 11 Dr Mabuse Propaganda
53 31 01 18 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics
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54 50 04 22 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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55 48 48 07 You Might Think Cars
56 26 26 07 The Longest Time Billy Joel
57 --- 57 01 When Am I Going To Make A Living Sade FEATURED
58 23 07 13 Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) Scritti Politti
59 201 03 11 Love Of The Common People Paul Young
60 61 01 17 Radio Gaga Queen
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61 63 09 19 (Feels Like) Heaven Fiction Factory
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62 149 62 01 Ghost In You Psychedelic Furs FEATURED
63 47 16 09 Glad It's All Over Captain Sensible
64 64 64 04 Rush Rush Debbie Harry
65 65 12 20 It's My Life Talk Talk
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66 58 58 02 Authority Song John Cougar Mellencamp
67 68 67 05 Tea In The Sahara The Police
68 72 68 06 Oh Sherrie Steve Perry
69 79 69 03 You Can't Get What You Want Joe Jackson FEATURED
70 71 70 04 Debranche France Gall

71 59 38 12 Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler
72 82 72 05 Sister Christian Night Ranger
73 --- 73 01 La Valle Del Eden Nino De Angelo

74 67 63 04 Toute Premiere Fois Jeanne Mas
75 74 74 07 Breakdance Irene Cara
76 --- 76 01 Victims Of Circumstance Barclay James Harvest
77 75 75 03 Jam On It Newcleus
78 69 02 28 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
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79 78 18 11 My Ever Changing Moods Style Council
80 76 76 07 Blue Light David Gilmour
81 81 66 03 C'Est Lundi Jesse Garon
82 56 49 07 Love Somebody Rick Springfield
83 62 42 10 Dancing In The Sheets Shalamar
84 77 77 02 La Reine Des Pommes Lio
85 93 85 02 Self Control Laura Branigan
86 41 20 09 Heaven / Heartbeat Psychadelic Furs
87 173 87 01 Love Lies Lost Helen Terry
88 90 88 02 Each And Every One Everything But The Girl

89 66 57 12 Tonight Kool & The Gang
90 83 79 03 Samba Maria David Koven
91 99 06 11 Who's That Girl Eurythmics
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92 122 92 01 No Way Out Starship
93 70 70 03 Hey DJ World's Famous Supreme Team
94 110 59 09 Don't Let Go Wang Chung
95 85 85 03 Let It Loose Chris Rea
96 106 96 01 Borderline Madonna
97 38 21 08 I'm Falling The Bluebells
98 89 63 06 Desasiado Corazon (Too Much Heart) Mink Deville
99 119 99 01 Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) The Icicle Works
100 95 73 04 Savoir Diane Tell
 
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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
 
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01 01 10 Hello Lionel Richie SEVENTH WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 01 08 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
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06 03 02 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
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03 03 04 The Reflex Duran Duran
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05 05 04 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
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04 03 09 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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08 03 17 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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10 08 02 I Want To Break Free Queen
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02 02 07 Automatic Pointer Sisters 46,000

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08 03 04 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 43,000

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05 05 05 One Love / People Get Ready Bob Marley & The Wailers 35,000
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06 06 04 Footloose Kenny Loggins 34,000
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03 02 07 Against All Odds Phil Collins 33,000

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16 09 03 Break Dance Party Break Machine 31,000
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29 10 02 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Ultravox 28,000

Duran Duran Continue to defy the odds and spend a fourth week at No 1 with “The Reflex”. The track continues to retract at retail with just 53,000 having enough interest last week, that lifts the title to just 310,000 copies which is pretty disappointing for a 4 week chart topper.

If you’re look for the next No 1 single then look past The Pointer Sisters who stay at No 2 but lose sales at just 46,000, or Deniece Williams who leaps 8-3 (43,000) but to a new entry at No 4 for a returning Wham! They have spent most of 1984 in the courtroom seeking, and obtaining, freedom from Innervision and signing to Epic, and this week issue their first single from the forthcoming second album due in the autumn. “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” was apparently inspired by a note left by Ridgeley on his parent’s fridge and of course has generated much speculation in the press over the last few weeks after the Michael allegedly claimed it was going to debut at No 1 initiating a few jibes from Le Bon in the music press with doubtless more to come this week as it can “only” make No 4 on sales of 43,000. The band appear to have abandoned their earlier political musings and adopted a more pop approach, we’ll see if it pays off.

With Wham! The big story of the week we have to venture down to No 9 for the next new track, Break Machine’s “Break Dance Party” arrives 16-9 (31,000) and is the second top 10 on the trot for the American rap act, you may recall their first hit “Street Dance” made No 3 back in March and has sold 302,000 to date.

Meanwhile it's hit No 13 for Ultravox who we haven’t seen in the Top 10 in three years, they’ve been far from quiet however clocking up 7 hits of which all but one made the top 20, they just had trouble making the final surge into the big 10. The hex is brought to an end however in spectacular fashion this week as “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes” surges 29-10 (28,000) in just its second week on the survey. It’s the second single to be lifted from the group’s seventh album “Lament” which peaked at No 8 last month and this week surges 36-22 off the back of the single, the first release of the era “One Small Day” only made No 27 in February breaking the band’s run of seven straight top 20 singles. It comes with a nuclear war themed promo though it has generated considerably less controversy than the recent release of the new FGTH promo!

Fallers are all that’s left to cover, Queen prove longevity as they tumble 4-5 (38,000), Bob Marely continues to reign supreme on the album front but his single falls 5-6 (35,000). Loggins finds buyers prefer Deniece Williams as he recedes back 6-7 (34,000) and Phil Collins ebbs 3-8 (33,000) proving that the odds are now against him keeping a top 10 place next week.

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Chart Entries
#11 You're The Best Thing / Big Boss Groove The Style Council
#25 Pearl In The Shell Howard Jones
#34 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
#43 When Am I Going To Make A Living Sade
#45 Infatuation Rod Stewart
#49 Sad Songs (Say So Much) Elton John
#60 The Body Electric Rush
#63 Rough Justice Bananarama
#65 Susanna The Art Company
#71 Perfect Skin Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
#75 Illuminations Swans Way
#80 I Wanna Make You Feel Good System
#81 Ain't No Stoppin' (Ain't No Way) McFadden And Whitehead
#86 Agadoo Black Lace
#87 Dance With Me Carol Kenyan
#88 Breakdance Irene Cara
#92 Murder New Order
#93 The Upstroke Agents Aren't Aeroplanes
#95 Success Weather Girls
#98 Peace On Earth Snowy White
#99 Ultra Fantastico Dennis Lawson
100 Spring Fever Mezzforte

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

UK Official Indie Singles Chart Pearly Dewdrops Drops Cocteau Twins SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
UK Radio Airplay Report Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams NEW NUMBER ONE

Record Mirror Magazine 26/05/84
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 26/05/84
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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02 01 08 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams NEW NUMBER ONE
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01 01 14 Hello Lionel Richie
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06 03 07 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
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03 01 14 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
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08 05 08 Oh Sherrie Steve Perry
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05 05 13 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
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12 07 06 The Reflex Duran Duran
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16 08 12 Sister Christian Night Ranger
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13 09 10 Breakdance Irene Cara
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04 04 16 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins

Chart Entries
#36 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
#47 Infatuation Rod Stewart
#60 Doctor! Doctor! Thompson Twins
#68 Don't Walk Away Rick Springfield
#75 Sunglasses At Night Corey Hart
#81 Farewell My Summer Love Michael Jackson
#83 Alibis Sergio Mendes
#88 Freakshow On The Dance Floor Bar-Kays
#90 She Don't Know Me Bon Jovi
 
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01 01 14 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood

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11 02 07 Against All Odds Phil Collins

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02 02 10 Hello Lionel Richie
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03 03 13 Somebody's Watching Me Rockwell
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04 04 06 I Want To Break Free Queen
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05 05 07 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
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07 07 06 Locomotion OMD
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12 08 04 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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06 04 07 People Are People Depeche Mode
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13 10 12 Jump Van Halen


Chart Entries
#37 High On Emotion Chris De Burgh
#48 Uprock Rock Steady Crew
#51 Je Ne T'Eoriral Plus Claude
#55 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Ultravox
#56 Going Down Tonight Status Quo
#73 Debranche France Gall
#81 Emergency (Dial 999) Loose Ends
#86 Robin (THe Hooded Man) Clannad
#88 Plu Jamais Jean-Luc Lahaye
#90 Love Lies Lost Helen Terry
#94 Turn Your Back On Me Kajagoogoo
#97 Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed Matt Bianco
#98 What Presence Orange Juice
 
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01 01 08 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & WIllie Nelson SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
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03 02 10 Hello Lionel Richie
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02 01 12 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
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06 04 05 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
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05 05 09 They Don't Know Tracey Ullman

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13 06 05 The Reflex Duran Duran

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04 03 14 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins
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07 01 14 Footloose Kenny Loggins
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08 08 10 You Might Think Cars

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10 10 08 Breakdance Irene Cara

Chart Entries
#47 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
#49 Self Control Laura Branigan
#50 It's A Miracle Culture Club

Canada Charts
Canadian Album Chart Footloose Various Artists Soundtrack THIRD WEEK AT NUMBER ONE


RPM Magazine
 
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01 01 06 Footloose Kenny Loggins SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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02 01 05 Eat It Weird Al Yankovic
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06 03 05 To Be Or Not To Be Mel Brooks
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13 04 03 Against All Odds Phil Collins
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04 04 07 Holiday Madonna
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11 07 03 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
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05 05 07 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw

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08 08 03 Hello Lionel Richie
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07 03 10 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins


Chart Entries
#35 Strong Love Pat Wilson
#41 The Reflex Duran Duran
#43 Don't Answer Me Alan Parsons Project
#46 Ghost Ships The Saints
#50 Only For Love Limahl

Australian Charts

ARIA Singles Top 50 (from 26/06/88)
Australian Countdown Album Chart Throbbin' 84 Various SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
 
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08 02 02 Automatic Pointer Sisters
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02 01 06 Against All Odds Phil Collins
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03 02 06 I Want To Break Free Queen
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04 04 03 The Lebanon Human League

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14 06 04 One Love Bob Marley & The Wailers

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07 07 03 Terminal Three Linda Martin

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Top 30 Entries
#15 Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
#28 Love Wars Womack & Womack

Irish Charts
RTE Singles Chart (search)
 
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Here's this week's Makers and Shakers - are these songs in your Retrochart yet?

Number 50 - new entry for Lloyd Cole and the Commotions who enter the chart with this masterpiece called "Perfect skin":


"She's got cheekbones like geometry and eyes like sin
And she's sexually enlightened by cosmopolitan and
When she smiles my way
My eyes go out in vain
For her perfect skin"
 
Number 48 - new entry for Bruce Springsteen who returns after a lengthy absence! His new single is called "Dancing in the dark" - the girl he picks from the crowd at the end of the video is called "Courtney Cox" and she wants to be an actress!
 
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