Post by raliverpool on Jul 25, 2017 22:26:24 GMT 1
01 Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (3wks 12-1-1) 02 Madness - Embarrassment (2wks 4-2) 03 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (1wk 3 NEW) 04 Abba - Super Trouper (4wks 22-9-8-4) 05 John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (5wks 36-16-10-9-5) 06 Roxy Music - Same Old Scene (5wks 24-4-4-2-6) 07 XTC - Ten Feet Tall (4wks 31-13-3-7) 08 Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (6wks 21-7-3-3-7-8) 09 Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic (3wks 31-15-9) 10 Kool & The Gang - Celebration (3wks 29-19-10)
11 U2 - I Will Follow (4wks 36-21-16-11) 12 Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (2wks 21-12) 13 INXS - Just Keep Walking (4wks 35-24-17-13) 14 Simple Minds - I Travel (2wks 34-14) 15 Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You (5wks 30-11-8-12-15) 16 Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog (8wks 30-11-4-1-1-1-5-16) 17 Blondie - The Tide Is High (5wks 11-6-6-10-17) 18 David Bowie - Fashion (6wks 20-10-7-7-11-18) 19 Split Enz - Poor Boy (4wks 30-22-18-19) 20 OMD - Enola Gay (8wks 20-8-1-2-2-2-6-20)
21 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out (5wks 31-20-11-14-21) 22 Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (2wks 33-22) 23 Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love (3wks 33-23-23) 24 Kenny Rogers - Lady (3wks 35-27-24) 25 Buggles - Elstree (5wks 12-5-5-13-25) 26 AC/DC - Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (2wks 38-26) 27 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (1wk 27 NEW) 28 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (1wk 28 NEW) 29 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (1wk 29 NEW) 30 Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again (1wk 30 NEW)
31 Rod Stewart - Passion (3wks 34-28-31) 32 Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Walk Away (1wk 32 NEW) 33 Queen - Flash (1wk 33 NEW) 34 Dexys Midnight Runners - Keep It Part Two (1wk 34 NEW) 35 Icehouse - We Can Get Together (4wks 34-28-29-35) 36 Devo - Whip It (6wks 30-19-15-14-20-36) 37 Peter Gabriel - I Don't Remember (2wks 39-37) 38 Chic - Real People (3wks 32-26-38) 39 UB40 - The Earth Dies Screaming (6wks 29-22-19-20-24-39) 40 John Mellencamp - This Time (1wk 40 NEW)
LP Motorhead - (We Are The) Roadcrew (2LP 1-1 Ace Of Spades) LP Specials - Man At C&A (3LP 2-2-2 More Specials) LP John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (1LP 3 Double Fantasy) LP Prince - When You Were Mine (4LP 1-1-4-4 Dirty Mind) LP Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) (2LP 3-5 Remain In Light)
Nine more entries in my Retro chart this week from:
The Stiff Records seasonal anthem inspired by the "a bit like the eternal soldier at the Arc de Triomphe" and making reference to World War I & a future Nuclear War would have been a UK #1 hit but for Mark Chapman where it had to make do with UK #3. Elsewhere it topped the charts in France & Austria, Australia #2, Germany #2, New Zealand #3, etc.
The ballad song written by Neil Diamond and Gilbert Bécaud that appeared in the 1980 movie The Jazz Singer which would have been a USA #1 hit but for Mark Chapman where it had to make do with USA #2. Elsewhere it peaked at Canada #3, Australia #29, & UK #17.
The heartland rock USA #5, Canada #5, Australia #33, & UK #44 (UK #28 in 1995) lead single from the double album The River.
Brian Setzer's New York rockabilly self titled debut album was produced by Dave Edmunds. Whilst they did not enjoy any initial success in North America, their debut single reached UK #9.
This art rock festive themed song first recorded in 1979, was held off a year and became a popular (at least on BBC Radio 6 Music every December) UK #29 & Ireland #13 hit.
Jeff Lynne's synth rock ballad from the Xanadu OST reached UK #21 & Ireland #7.
"Gordon's Alive" The Brian May penned theme rock song of the 1980 film Flash Gordon (& that current terrible cleaning TV advert) was a UK #10, USA #42, Australia #16, Germany #3 & Austria #1 hit.
This reworking of the Searching For The Young Soul Rebels track "Keep It" surprisingly failed to trouble the UK charts.
The Indiana born heartland rocker's USA #27 & Australia #43 hit from his second album John Cougar.
Post by raliverpool on Jul 26, 2017 20:10:53 GMT 1
01 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (2wk 3-1)
02 Madness - Embarrassment (3wks 4-2-2) 03 Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (4wks 12-1-1-3) 04 Abba - Super Trouper (5wks 22-9-8-4-4) 05 Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again (2wks 30-5) 06 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (2wks 28-6) 07 Simple Minds - I Travel (3wks 34-14-7) 08 Kool & The Gang - Celebration (4wks 29-19-10-8) 09 Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (3wks 21-12-9) 10 U2 - I Will Follow (5wks 36-21-16-11-10)
11 John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (6wks 36-16-10-9-5-11) 12 Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic (4wks 31-15-9-12) 13 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (1wk 13 NEW) 14 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (2wks 29-14) 15 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (2wks 27-15) 16 INXS - Just Keep Walking (5wks 35-24-17-13-16) 17 Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (7wks 21-7-3-3-7-8-17) 18 Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (3wks 33-22-18) 19 Roxy Music - Same Old Scene (6wks 24-4-4-2-6-19) 20 XTC - Ten Feet Tall (5wks 31-13-3-7-20)
21 AC/DC - Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (3wks 38-26-21) 22 Kenny Rogers - Lady (4wks 35-27-24-22) 23 Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You (6wks 30-11-8-12-15-23) 24 Queen - Flash (2wks 33-24) 25 Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Walk Away (2wks 32-25) 26 Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love (4wks 33-23-23-26) 27 Split Enz - Poor Boy (5wks 30-22-18-19-27) 28 Status Quo - Lies (1wk 28 NEW) 29 Blondie - The Tide Is High (6wks 11-6-6-10-17-29) 30 Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (1wk 30 NEW)
31 David Bowie - Fashion (7wks 20-10-7-7-11-18-31) 32 Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog (9wks 30-11-4-1-1-1-5-16-32) 33 Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out (6wks 31-20-11-14-21-33) 34 Chas & Dave - Rabbit (1wk 34 NEW) 35 Bow Wow Wow - Louis Quatorze (1wk 35 NEW) 36 OMD - Enola Gay (9wks 20-8-1-2-2-2-6-20-36) 37 Dexys Midnight Runners - Keep It Part Two (2wks 34-37) 38 Rod Stewart - Passion (4wks 34-28-31-38) 39 Steve Harley - Roll The Dice (1wk 39 NEW) 40 Buggles - Elstree (6wks 12-5-5-13-25-40)
LP Motorhead - (We Are The) Roadcrew (3LP 1-1-1 Ace Of Spades) LP Jam - Pretty Green (1LP 2 Sound Affects) LP Specials - Man At C&A (4LP 2-2-2-3 More Specials) LP Prince - When You Were Mine (5LP 1-1-4-4-4 Dirty Mind) LP John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (2LP 3-5 Double Fantasy)
The classic Christmas anti-war song tops my Retro Rewind chart .... in a week containing six new entries:
Thanks to the Steve Barron directed pop video persuading the young audience to turn away from disco music and dance to the new-styled 'Ant-Music', this Kings Of The Wild Frontier album track peaked at UK #2 (for 3 weeks behind John Lennon's Imagine), Australia #1.
The Rossi/Frost penned UK #11 & Ireland #10 rock hit from the album Just Supposin'.
The Sting penned second single from the album Zenyatta Mondatta gave to post punk trio a UK #5, USA #10, Canada #1, & Australia #6 hit.
The London rockney duo novelty UK #8 from the album Don't Give a Monkey's.
The post punk song about Louis XIV of France gave Malcolm McLaren's latest created band a minor UK #58 hit.
This 1978 song from the album Hobo with a Grin, was rerecorded and produced by Midge Ure to give it a new wave edge compared to the mid 1970s Californian vibe of the original. Despite this it still failed to trouble the UK Top 75.
Post by raliverpool on Jul 26, 2017 21:35:06 GMT 1
01 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (3wk 3-1-1) 02 Abba - Happy New Year (1wk 2 NEW) 03 Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again (3wks 30-5-3) 04 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (3wks 28-6-4) 05 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (2wks 13-5) 06 Madness - Embarrassment (4wks 4-2-2-6) 07 Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (5wks 12-1-1-3-7) 08 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (3wks 29-14-8) 09 Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (2wks 30-9) 10 Abba - Super Trouper (6wks 22-9-8-4-4-10)
11 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (3wks 27-15-11) 12 Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (4wks 21-12-9-12) 13 Kool & The Gang - Celebration (5wks 29-19-10-8-13) 14 Simple Minds - I Travel (4wks 34-14-7-14) 15 U2 - I Will Follow (6wks 36-21-16-11-10-15) 16 Queen - Flash (3wks 33-24-16) 17 Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic (5wks 31-15-9-12-17) 18 John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (7wks 36-16-10-9-5-11-18) 19 Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (4wks 33-22-18-19) 20 Chas & Dave - Rabbit (2wks 34-20)
21 Status Quo - Lies (2wks 28-21) 22 Utopia - I Just Want To Touch You (1wk 22 NEW) 23 Kenny Rogers - Lady (5wks 35-27-24-22-23) 24 AC/DC - Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (4wks 38-26-21-24) 25 Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Walk Away (3wks 32-25-25) 26 Beat - Too Nice To Talk To (1wk 26 NEW) 27 Roy Wood - Sing Out The Old Bring In The New (1wk 27 NEW) 28 Gary Numan - This Wreckage (1wk 28 NEW) 29 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Israel (1wk 29 NEW) 30 INXS - Just Keep Walking (6wks 35-24-17-13-16-30)
31 Dire Straits - Skateaway (1wk 31 NEW) 32 Motorhead - Ace Of Spades (8wks 21-7-3-3-7-8-17-32) 33 Elvis Costello - Clubland (1wk 33 NEW) 34 Dennis Waterman - I Could Be So Good For You (7wks 30-11-8-12-15-23-34) 35 Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love (5wks 33-23-23-26-35) 36 Roxy Music - Same Old Scene (7wks 24-4-4-2-6-19-36) 37 XTC - Ten Feet Tall (6wks 31-13-3-7-20-37) 38 Barclay James Harvest - Life Is For Living (1wk 38 NEW) 39 A Certain Radio - Shack Up (1wk 39 NEW) 40 Clash - The Call Up (1wK 40 NEW)
LP Abba - Our Last Summer (1LP 1 Super Trouper) LP Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters (1LP 2 Gaucho) LP Motorhead - (We Are The) Roadcrew (4LP 1-1-1-3 Ace Of Spades) LP Specials - Man At C&A (5LP 2-2-2-3-4 More Specials) LP Jam - Pretty Green (2LP 2-5 Sound Affects)
Eleven more Retro Rewind entries this week from:
The Agnetha Fältskog sung seasonal track from Super Trouper which became a belated single release (hence why I'm charting it, and now leaving it in the LP bubbling under section for album only & B sides) hitting top 5 peaks in Sweden & Norway in the late 2000s.
The USA #85 single from the album Deface The Music, saw Todd Rundgren's group pay homage to The Beatles and create songs which sounded very similar to the Fab Four's tunes throughout the various stages of their career (in an album shelved from 1977, as The Rutles stole their thunder). This track was a homage to "Please Please Me".
The Birmingham new wave 2 Tone group's non album UK #7 single, which was their 4th of 5 top 10 singles.
Trying to recreate the magic of his Wizzard's Xmas classic single, the West Midland's pop maverick's follow up Xmas single received airplay, but sadly failed to hit the UK Top 75.
The opening track on his 1980 LP Telekon and was the third and final single from this synth rock album, and unsurprisingly stalled at UK #20.
The stand alone non album UK #41 was written by the group's current line up of Susan Ballion (Siouxsie Sioux), Peter Edward Clarke (Budgie), John McGeoch and Steven Severin; and was co-produced with Nigel Gray.
The UK #37 & USA #58 Mark Knopfler penned rock song dealing with a female roller-skater breezing through busy city streets, while listening to a portable radio through her headphone, was co-produced by Jimmy Iovine, and taken from the Making Movies album.
This UK #60 jazzy new wave single from was taken from the forthcoming Nick Lowe produced Trust album.
The Oldham based progressive rock band's latest UK #61 turned into a sizeable hit on Europe during the early part of 1981, where it even topped the charts in Switzerland, probably due to its synth heavy Eurobeat sound.
The Manchester punk-funk band second single (on Factory Records) which featured heavily on UK Music weekly year end Best Of lists.
The Talking Heads influenced UK #40 first single from the experimental Sandinista triple album.
If I was shocked when it emerged as the follow up to Upside Down in the UK I was even more shocked when it was such a big hit.
Although not her biggest hit in the UK by any means I'm Coming Out was one of her biggest sellers on Download.
I was 15 at the time and not sure whether the words "I'm coming out" had any specific meaning to me at the time, or whether it even meant what it does now.
It did mean what it does now but Diana Ross might not have meant it that way, although she probably did, as it was embraced by the gay clubs. Was on holiday in Majorca at this time and everywhere was playing Diana Ross especially 'My Old Piano' in the bar we always went to that and Jona Lewie!!
Just Like Starting Over climbing to #5 just before his death.
Then the next week it dropped to #11.
I wonder if you'd been doing the chart live at the time if that would have happened, or if it would have got the sympathy climb to #1.
In my chart at the time it had already been #1 and fallen as Jona Lewie, which I seemed to chart quicker than you did, had knocked it off #1. But John Lennon reclaimed the #1.
I'm expecting no John Lennon reissues here so Woman will be his next chart appearance (assuming you chart that song, of course)
You only have to go back to 2016 on this very website to my Personal Charts to know I have been very unsentimental about popstars dying, and recharting or reclimbing tracks on it. (My album chart is a different matter altogether, though).
The first single I ever bought early in 1981 was the reissue of John Lennon's "Imagine" with "Working Class Hero" on the b-side.
Looking at it from a 2017 perspective I realize it is an incredibly conservative backward looking throwback of a song (albeit a very good song), not something you would have expected from the former Beatle. Hence why the week of his death the Double Fantasy album was down at UK #46. Largely thanks to several lacklustre to poor reviews of the album. Such as this one in Smash Hits by David "Smash Hits; Q Magazine; The Word" Hepworth:
Just imagine an alternative universe if it had been Paul McCartney who had been murdered coming out of Abbey Road Studios in London on December 8th 1980 in the year he released his very progressive, futuristic, forward sounding McCartney II album....containing this much played Radio 6 Music oldie:
.... and had already recorded many of the solo tracks which subsequently appeared on "Tug Of War" & "Pipes Of Peace" album. Containing this subsequently demoted to non album B-side which was recorded on the day (hence before) John Lennon was murdered which would have been a huge international #1 hit for its ominous lyrics (as well as sounding like Mumford & Sons three decades before they existed):
Imagine, John Lennon finishing off the Live Aid extravaganza in Philadelphia with the title track of his 1971 album.
Imagine, John Lennon going major league apeshit in the media at Michael Jackson outbidding him to purchase the Lennon & McCartney songbook.
And just think about (George Harrison actually theorized the following from a Paul dead/John alive scenario in a mid 1990s interview) a different 1990s "Threetles" reunion with John, George, & Ringo adding their bits to this then half finished November 1980 Paul McCartney "children's recording" for the now named "Long & Winding Road" Anthology project on "We All Stand Together", and getting Aardman Animations to do the video.
Post by raliverpool on Jul 28, 2017 18:46:18 GMT 1
01 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (4wk 3-1-1-1) 02 Abba - Happy New Year (2wks 2-2) 03 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (4wks 28-6-4-3) 04 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (3wks 13-5-4) 05 Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again (4wks 30-5-3-5) 06 Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (3wks 30-9-6) 07 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (4wks 27-15-11-7) 08 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (4wks 29-14-8-8) 09 Queen - Flash (4wks 33-24-16-9) 10 Madness - Embarrassment (5wks 4-2-2-6-10)
11 Beat - Too Nice To Talk To (2wks 26-11) 12 Chas & Dave - Rabbit (3wks 34-20-12) 13 Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (6wks 12-1-1-3-7-13) 14 Abba - Super Trouper (7wks 22-9-8-4-4-10-14) 15 Roy Wood - Sing Out The Old Bring In The New (2wks 27-15) 16 Utopia - I Just Want To Touch You (2wks 22-16) 17 Status Quo - Lies (3wks 28-21-17) 18 Kool & The Gang - Celebration (6wks 29-19-10-8-13-18) 19 Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (5wks 21-12-9-12-19) 20 Gary Numan - This Wreckage (2wks 28-20)
21 Specials - Do Nothing (1wk 21 NEW) 22 John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (8wks 36-16-10-9-5-11-18-22) 23 Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (5wks 33-22-18-19-23) 24 Elvis Costello - Clubland (2wks 33-24) 25 Dire Straits - Skateaway (2wks 31-25) 26 Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Walk Away (4wks 32-25-25-26) 27 Barclay James Harvest - Life Is For Living (2wks 38-27) 28 Simple Minds - I Travel (5wks 34-14-7-14-28) 29 Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic (6wks 31-15-9-12-17-29) 30 U2 - I Will Follow (7wks 36-21-16-11-10-15-30)
31 Kenny Rogers - Lady (6wks 35-27-24-22-23-31) 32 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Israel (2wks 29-32) 33 Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (1wk 33 NEW) 34 Bad Manners - Lorraine (1wk 34 NEW) 35 Queen - Need Your Loving Tonight (1wk 35 NEW) 36 Air Supply - Every Woman In The World (1wk 36 NEW) 37 AC/DC - Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (5wks 38-26-21-24-37) 38 Jacksons - This Place Hotel (1wk 38 NEW) 39 A Certain Radio - Shack Up (2wks 39-39) 40 Diana Ross - It's My Turn (1wk 40 NEW)
LP Abba - Our Last Summer (2LP 1-1 Super Trouper) LP Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters (2LP 2-2 Gaucho) LP Blondie - Walk Like Me (1LP 3 Autoamerican) LP Specials - Man At C&A (6LP 2-2-2-3-4-4 More Specials) LP Motorhead - (We Are The) Roadcrew (5LP 1-1-1-3-5 Ace Of Spades)
The last chart of 1980 sees seven new entries from:
The Lynval Golding penned UK #4 reggae single from the album More Specials.
The self penned soft rock USA #9 & Canada #8 seasonal classic is an autobiographical narrative ballad told in the first person and tells the story of two long-ago romantic interests meeting by chance in a grocery store on Christmas Eve. The melody is based on the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky and ends with a soprano saxophone solo by Michael Brecker based on the melody from the original "Auld Lang Syne".
Buster Bloodvessel's fun ska group finished the year with their 4th hit in 10 months peaking at UK #21.
The Game neo-Power Pop album cut written by bassist John Deacon was a single in the USA stalling at #44.
The country soft rock song written by the British songwriting partnership of Dominic Bugatti (King) & Frank Musker reached Australia #8, Canada #3 & USA #5.
Michael Jackson's USA #22 (R&B #2) & UK #44 insecurity-plagued tale of confusion taken from the Triumph album.
The USA #9 ballad theme to the film of the same name written by Carole Bayer Sayer & producer Michael Masser.
Graham Russell didn't write Every Woman In The World and it was rather a disappointment to me too after their first 2 hits.
Amended. He wrote the flipside "Chances" which I erroneously picked up on. The song was written by British songwriting partnership of Bugatti and Musker who also composed hits for the Three Degrees; Paul Nicolas; Sheena Easton; Bette Midler; Bonnie Tyler; etc.
PS. As far as I'm concerned Air Supply were (once they went international & ignoring their earlier Australia only career) always a duo with hired hands on salaries. This came to light when former band members took (unsuccessful) legal action against the duo & their major record label in the late 1980s for recording royalties, after they believed they were short changed because the only two people signed by Clive Davis to Arista records in 1979 as Air Supply were Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock. In the meantime the litigation resulted in the band being effectively shutdown, resulting in a chart career momentum killing outcome.
Post by raliverpool on Jul 29, 2017 11:36:37 GMT 1
Retro Rewind Chart toppers:
001 Marty Robbins - El Paso (2wks Jan 60) 002 Johnny Preston - Running Bear (3wks Jan 60) 003 Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me (3wks Feb 60) 004 Percy Faith - Theme From 'A Summer Place' (7wks Feb 60) 005 Elvis Presley - Stuck On You (4wks Apr 60) 006 Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown (3wks May 60) 007 Etta James - All I Could Do Was Cry (3wks May 60) 008 Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven (3wks Jun 60) 009 Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry (2wks Jul 60) 010 Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over (5wks Jul 60) 011 Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never (1wk Aug 60) 012 Shadows - Apache (4wks Sep 60) 013 Connie Francis - My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own (1wk Oct 60) 014 Sam Cooke - Chain Gang (1wk Oct 60) 015 Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me (4wks Oct 60) 016 Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (2wks Nov 60) 017 Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn (1wk Nov 60) 018 Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight (3wks Dec 60) 019 Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (2wks Dec 60)
020 Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow (4wks Jan 61) 021 Etta James - At Last (4Wks Feb 61) 022 Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back (4wks Mar 61) 023 Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound (1wk Apr 61) 024 Marcels - Blue Moon (1wk Apr 61) 025 Del Shannon - Runaway (4wks Apr 61) 026 Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou (2 Wks May 61) 027 Ben E King - Stand By Me (3wks Jun 61) 028 Dee Clark - Raindrops (1wk Jun 61) 029 Gary US Bonds - Quarter To Three (1wk Jul 61) 030 Brook Benton - The Boll Weevil Song (1wk Jul 61) 031 Billy Fury - Halfway To Paradise (3wks Jul 61) 032 Helen Shapiro - You Don't Know (2wks Aug 61) 033 John Leyton - Johnny Remember Me (5wks Aug 61) 034 Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby (2wks Sep 61) 035 Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack (2wks Oct 61) 036 Helen Shapiro - Walkin' Back To Happiness (3wks Oct 61) 037 Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John (2wks Nov 61) 038 Patsy Cline - Crazy (2wks Nov 61) 039 Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (2wks Dec 61) 040 Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums (3wks Dec 61)
041 Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore (1wks Jan 62) 042 Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Young Ones (2wks Jan 62) 043 Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain (4wks Feb 62) 044 Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl (2wks Mar 62) 045 Shadows - Wonderful Land (5wks Mar 62) 046 Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm (2wks Apr 62) 047 Shirelles - Soldier Boy (1wks May 62) 048 B Bumble & The Stingers - Nut Rocker (2wks May 62) 049 Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You (5wks May 62) 050 Orlons - The Wah Watusi (2wks Jul 62) 051 Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (3wks Jul 62) 052 Little Eva - The Loco-Motion (2wks Aug 62) 053 Elvis Presley - She's Not You (2wks Sep 62) 054 Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions (1wks Sep 62) 055 Tornados - Telstar (4wks Sep 62) 056 Crystals - He's A Rebel (2wks Oct 62) 057 Arthur Alexander - Anna (Go To Him) (1wk Nov 62) 058 Elvis Presley - Return To Sender (5wks Nov 62) 059 Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Next Time (2wks Dec 62)
060 Exciters - Tell Him (2wks Jan 63) 061 Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (1wks Jan 63) 062 Drifters - Up On The Roof (1wk Feb 63) 063 Beatles - Please Please Me (5wks Feb 63) 064 Ruby & The Romantics - Our Day Will Come (2wks Mar 63) 065 Shadows - Foot Tapper (1wks Mar 63) 066 Peter Paul & Mary - Puff The Magic Dragon (3wks Apr 63) 067 Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You (1wk Apr 63) 068 Beatles - From Me To You (2wks May 63) 069 Brenda Lee - Losing You (1wk May 63) 070 Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy (1wk May 63) 071 Lesley Gore - It's My Party (4wks Jun 63) 072 Chiffons - One Fine Day (2wks Jun 63) 073 Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire (2wks Jul 63) 074 Beatles - Twist And Shout (4wks Jul 63) 075 Angels - My Boyfriend's Back (2wks Aug 63) 076 Beatles - She Loves You (5wks Sep 63) 077 Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone (5wks Oct 63) 078 Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog (1wk Nov 63) 079 Beatles - All My Loving (1wk Dec 63) 080 Kingsmen - Louie Louie (3wks Dec 63)
081 Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over (3wks Jan 64) 082 Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (2wks Jan 64) 083 Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me (1wk Feb 64) 084 Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There (3wks Feb 64) 085 Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart (2wks Mar 64) 086 Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away (1wk Mar 64) 087 Hollies - Just One Look (1wk Mar 64) 088 Betty Everett - It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) (3wks Apr 64) 089 Millie - My Boy Lollipop (1wk Apr 64) 090 Mary Wells - My Guy (1wk May 64) 091 Gerry & The Pacemakers - Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying (2wks May 64) 092 Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love (2wks May 64) 093 Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go (1wk Jun 64) 094 Beach Boys - I Get Around (3wks Jun 64) 095 Animals - House Of The Rising Sun (2wks Jul 64) 096 Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (3wks Jul 64) 097 Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy (2wks Aug 64) 098 Honeycombs - Have I The Right (1wks Aug 64) 099 Kinks - You Really Got Me (3wks Sep 64) 100 Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman (3wks Sep 64) 101 Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (2wks Oct 64) 102 Sandie Shaw - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me (2wks Oct 64) 103 Shangri-Las - The Leader Of The Pack (2wks Nov 64) 104 Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night (1wk Nov 64) 105 Petula Clark - Downtown (2wks Dec 64) 106 Beatles - I Feel Fine (4wks Dec 64)
107 Searchers - Love Potion No. 9 (1wk Jan 65) 108 Moody Blues - Go Now (1wks Jan 65) 109 Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come (3wks Jan 65) 110 Temptations - My Girl (2wks Feb 65) 111 Velvelettes - He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' (1wk Mar 65) 112 Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual (1wks Mar 65) 113 Rolling Stones - The Last Time (3wks Mar 65) 114 Yardbirds - For Your Love (2wks Apr 65) 115 Beatles - Ticket To Ride (3wks Apr 65) 116 Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Count Me In (2wks May 65) 117 Them - Gloria (3wks May 65) 118 Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (2wks Jun 65) 119 Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (5wks Jul 65) 120 Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe (1wk Aug 65) 121 Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone (4wks Aug 65) 122 Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself (1wk Sep 65) 123 Beatles - Yesterday (4wks Sep 65) 124 Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud (3wks Oct 65) 125 Fontella Bass - Rescue Me (1wk Nov 65) 126 Frank Sinatra - It Was a Very Good Year (1wks Nov 65) 127 Who - My Generation (2wks Dec 65) 128 Seekers - The Carnival Is Over (3wks Dec 65)
129 Beatles - In My Life (2wks Jan 66) 130 Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running (1wk Jan 66) 131 T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) (1wk Jan 66) 132 Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (2wks Feb 66) 133 Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes (1wk Feb 66) 134 Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (2wks Feb 66) 135 Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin' (2wks Mar 66) 136 Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (3wks Mar 66) 137 Who - Substitute (1wk Apr 66) 138 Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (2wks Apr 66) 139 Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo (1wk May 66) 140 Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb (2wks May 66) 141 Troggs - Wild Thing (1wk Jun 66) 142 Rolling Stones - Paint It Black (3wks Jun 66) 143 Beatles - Rain (2wks Jul 66) 144 Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (2wks Jul 66) 145 Shangri-Las - Past, Present & Future (1wk Jul 66) 146 Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back (2wks Jul 66) 147 Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City (1wk Aug 66) 148 Beach Boys - God Only Knows (3wks Aug 66) 149 Small Faces - All Or Nothing (2wks Sep 66) 150 Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (3wks Sep 66) 151 Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There (4wks Oct 66) 152 Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (5wks Nov 66) 153 Easybeats - Friday On My Mind (1wk Dec 66) 154 Kinks - Dead End Street (2wks Dec 66)
155 Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is (2wks Jan 67) 156 Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness (2wks Jan 67) 157 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe (2wks Feb 67) 158 Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina (2wks Feb 67) 159 Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever (3wks Mar 67) 160 Beatles - Penny Lane (1wk Mar 67) 161 Turtles - Happy Together (1wk Apr 67) 162 Alan Price Set - Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear (2wks Apr 67) 163 Velvet Underground & Nico - I'm Waiting for the Man (2wks Apr 67) 164 Vicky Leandros - L'amour est Bleu (2wks May 67) 165 Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden (1wk May 67) 166 Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (2wks May 67) 167 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (1wk Jun 67) 168 Beatles - A Day In The Life (5wks Jun 67) 169 Doors - Light My Fire (2wks Jul 67) 170 Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (1wk Aug 67) 171 Tom Jones - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (2wks Aug 67) 172 Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe (4wks Aug 67) 173 Keith West - Excerpt From 'A Teenage Opera' (3wks Sep 67) 174 Box Tops - The Letter (1wk Oct 67) 175 Bee Gees - Massachusetts (1wk Oct 67) 176 Lulu - To Sir With Love (2wks Oct 67) 177 David McWilliams - Days of Pearly Spencer (2wks Nov 67) 178 Who - I Can See For Miles (1wk Nov 67) 179 Monkees - Daydream Believer (3wks Dec 67) 180 Beatles - Hello Goodbye (4wks Dec 67)
181 Small Faces - Tin Soldier (1wk Jan 68) 182 Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow (1wk Jan 68) 183 Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning (2wks Feb 68) 184 Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn (2wks Feb 68) 185 Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (3wks Mar 68) 186 Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - Legend Of Xanadu (1wk Mar 68) 187 Tom Jones - Delilah (3wks Mar 68) 188 Sly & The Family Stone - Dance To The Music (2wk Apr 68) 189 Small Faces - Lazy Sunday (2wks May 68) 190 Love - Alone Again Or (2wks May 68) 191 Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson (2wks Jun 68) 192 Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash (4wks Jun 68) 193 Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde (1wk Jul 68) 194 Friend & Lover - Reach Out Of The Darkness (1wk Jul 68) 195 Jerry Jeff Walker - Mr. Bojangles (2wks Jul 68) 196 Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire (1wk Aug 68) 197 Kinks - Days (2wks Aug 68) 198 Harry Nilsson - One (1wk Aug 68) 199 Jeannie C Riley - Harper Valley PTA (2wks Sep 68) 200 Beatles - Hey Jude (9wks Sep 68) 201 Barry Ryan - Eloise (1wk Nov 68) 202 Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman (2wks Nov 68) 203 Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (3wks Dec 68)
204 Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (2wks Jan 69) 205 Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man (1wk Jan 69) 206 Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson And Clover (2wks Jan 69) 207 Move - Blackberry Way (1wk Feb 69) 208 Doors - Touch Me (1wk Feb 69) 209 Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People (2wks Feb 69) 210 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary (3wks Mar 69) 211 Zombies - Time Of The Season (2wks Mar 69) 212 Desmond Dekker & The Aces - The Israelites (3wks Apr 69) 213 Cream - Badge (2wks May 69) 214 Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World (4wks May 69) 215 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (3wks Jun 69) 216 Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air (3wks Jul 69) 217 Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (1wks Jul 69) 218 Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (5wks Aig 69) 219 Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue (1wk Sep 69) 220 Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay (2wks Sep 69) 221 Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where the Time Goes (1wk Sep 69 222 Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home (2wks Oct 69) 223 Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime (1wk Oct 69) 224 David Bowie - Space Oddity (3wks Oct 69) 225 Beatles - Something (4wks Nov 69) 226 Beatles - The Abbey Road Medley (2wks Dec 69) 227 Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (2wk+ Dec 69)
228 Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (2wks Jan 70) 229 Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (2wks Jan 70) 230 Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) (2wks Feb 70) 231 Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) (1wk Feb 70) 232 Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (5wks Feb 70) 233 Beatles - Let It Be (4wks Apr 70) 234 George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag (2wks May 70) 235 Moody Blues - Question (3wks May 70) 236 Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed (3wks Jun 70) 237 Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (2wks Jun 70) 238 Free - All Right Now (1wk Jul 70) 239 Freda Payne - Band Of Gold (3wks Jul 70) 240 Kinks - Lola (2wk Aug 70) 241 James Brown - Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (2wk Aug 70) 242 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown (1wk Sep 70) 243 Aretha Franklin - Don't Play That Song (3wks Sep 70) 244 Michael Nesmith - Joanne (1wk Oct 70) 245 Matt Monro - We're Gonna Change The World (1wk Oct 70) 246 Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (2wks Oct 70) 247 James Taylor - Fire & Rain (3wks Oct 70) 248 Van Morrison - Into The Mystic (2wks Nov 70) 249 Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York (2wks Dec 70) 250 George Harrison - My Sweet Lord (4wks Dec 70)
251 Supremes - Stoned Love (1wk Jan 71) 252 Bee Gees - Lonely Days (2wks Jan 71) 253 Elton John - Your Song (2wks Feb 71) 254 Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll (2wks Feb 71) 255 Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind (1wk Mar 71) 256 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain (1wk Mar 71) 257 Paul McCartney - Another Day (2wks Mar 71) 258 T Rex - Hot Love (2wks Apr 71) 259 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (2wks Apr 71) 260 Derek & The Dominos - Layla (1wk May 71) 261 Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (4wks May 71) 262 Free - My Brother Jake (1wk Jun 71) 263 Carole King - It's Too Late (6wks Jun 71) 264 T Rex - Get It On (4wks Jul 71) 265 Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (2wks Aug 71) 266 Paul & Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (3wks Sep 71) 267 Rod Stewart - Maggie May (3wks Sep 71) 268 Diana Ross - Surrender (1wk Oct 71) 269 Cher - Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves (2wks Oct 71) 270 Kinks - The Way Love Used To Be (1wk Nov 71) 271 Nick Drake - Northern Sky (2wks Nov 71) 272 Who - Behind Blue Eyes (2wks Nov 71) 273 Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair (2wks Dec 71) 274 Joni Mitchell - River (2wks Dec 71)
275 John Lennon - Jealous Guy (2wks Jan 72) 276 Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (2wks Jan 72) 277 T Rex - Cosmic Dancer (1wk Feb 72) 278 Harry Nilsson - Without You (5wks Feb 72) 279 Neil Young - Heart Of Gold (2wks Mar 72) 280 Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally) (1wk Apr 72) 281 Elton John - Tiny Dancer (2wks Apr 72) 282 Who - Baba O'Riley (2wks Apr 72) 283 David Bowie - Changes (2wks May 72) 284 Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light (4wks May 72) 285 Rolling Stones - Rocks Off (3wks Jun 72) 286 Sweet - Little Willy (2wks Jul 72) 287 Alice Cooper - School's Out (2wks Jul 72) 288 David Bowie - Starman (3wks Aug 72) 289 Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes (2wks Aug 72) 290 Roxy Music - Virginia Plain (3wks Sep 72) 291 T Rex - Children Of The Revolution (4wks Sep 72) 292 Alice Cooper - Elected (1wk Oct 72) 293 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven (9wks Nov 72)
294 Carly Simon - You're So Vain (2wks Jan 73) 295 Kinks - Celluloid Heroes (1wk Jan 73) 296 Stevie Wonder - Superstition (2wks Jan 73) 297 David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (2wks Feb 73) 298 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song (2wks Feb 73) 299 Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize (4wks Mar 73) 300 Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down (1wk Apr 73) 301 Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side (2wks Apr 73) 302 Lou Reed - Perfect Day (3wks Apr 73) 303 Wizzard - See My Baby Jive (2wks May 73) 304 Tom Waits - Martha (2wks Jun 73) 305 10cc - Rubber Bullets (2wks Jun 73) 306 George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (1wk Jun 73) 307 Judee Sill - The Kiss (1wk Jul 73) 308 David Bowie - Life On Mars (7wks Jul 73) 309 Pink Floyd - Time (1wks Sep 73) 310 Wizzard - Angel Fingers (1wk Sep 73) 311 Rolling Stones - Angie (2wks Sep 73) 312 Sweet - Ballroom Blitz (2wks Sep 73) 313 Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits (2wks Oct 73) 314 Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (3wks Oct 73) 315 Ringo Starr - Photograph (1wk Nov 73) 316 Bryan Ferry - These Foolish Things (1wks Nov 73) 317 Led Zeppelin - D'Yer Ma'Ker (2wks Dec 73) 318 Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody (5wks Dec 73)
319 Roxy Music - Mother Of Pearl (2wks Jan 74) 320 Sweet - Teenage Rampage (1wk Feb 74) 321 Pink Floyd - Us & Them (2wks Feb 74) 322 Suzi Quatro - Devil Gate Drive (1wk Feb 74) 323 Hollies - The Air That I Breathe (4wks Mar 74) 324 Elton John - Bennie & The Jets (2wks Mar 74) 325 Billy Joel - Piano Man (3wks Apr 74) 326 Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (2wks May 74) 327 Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run (3wks May 74) 328 Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us (2wks Jun 74) 329 Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky (1wk Jun 74) 330 Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (5wks Jun 74) 331 Rufus & Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good (1wk Aug 74) 332 Stevie Wright - Evie (7wks Aug 74) 333 Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You (3wks Sep 74) 334 Raspberries - Overnight Sensation (1wks Oct 74) 335 Slade - Far Far Away (2wks Oct 74) 336 John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (1wk Nov 74) 337 Queen - Killer Queen (2wks Nov 74) 338 Pilot - Magic (3wks Nov 74) 339 Harry Chaplin - Cat's In The Cradle (2wks Dec 74)
340 Ralph McTell - Streets Of London (2wks Jan 75) 341 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird (2wks Jan 75) 342 John Lennon - #9 Dream (3wks Feb 75) 343 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (2wks Feb 75) 344 Slade - How Does It Feel (2wks Mar 75) 345 Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue (2wks Mar 75) 346 Elton John - Philadelphia Freedom (2wks Apr 75) 347 Led Zeppelin - Kashmir (7wks Apr 75) 348 10cc - I'm Not In Love (7wks Jun 75) 349 Bee Gees - Jive Talkin' (4wks Jul 75) 350 Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy (1wk Aug 75) 351 KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way (I Like It) (2wks Aug 75) 352 David Bowie - Fame (1wk Sep 75) 353 Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (4wks Sep 75) 354 Jefferson Starship - Miracles (2wks Oct 75) 355 Abba - SOS (3wks Nov 75) 356 Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug (1wk Nov 75) 357 Stretch - Why Did You Do It (1wk Nov 75) 358 Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (5wks Dec 75)
359 Abba - Mamma Mia (2wks Jan 76) 360 Roxy Music - Both Ends Burning (2wks Jan 76) 361 AC/DC - It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) (1wk Feb 76) 362 David Bowie - Station To Station (4wks Feb 76) 363 Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail (2wks Mar 76) 364 Aerosmith - Dream On (2wks Mar 76) 365 10cc - I'm Mandy Fly Me (3wks Apr 76) 366 Fox - Sss Single Bed (3wks May 76) 367 Diana Ross - Love Hangover (2wks May 76) 368 Cliff Richard - Devil Woman (1wks Jun 76) 369 Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland (4wks Jun 76) 370 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight (2wks Jul 76) 371 Elton John & Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (4wks Jul 76) 372 Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing (2wks Aug 76) 373 Abba - Dancing Queen (2wks Sep 76) 374 Nick Lowe - So It Goes (4wks Sep 76) 375 Saints - (I'm) Stranded (3wks Oct 76) 376 Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection (3wks Nov 76) 377 Damned - New Rose (2wks Nov 76) 378 Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK (3wks Dec 76)
379 Stevie Wonder - I Wish (2wks Jan 77) 380 10cc - The Things We Do For Love (3wks Jan 77) 381 Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely (2wks Feb 77) 382 Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat (2wks Feb 77) 383 Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (3wks Mar 77) 384 Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You (3wks Mar 77) 385 Eagles - Hotel California (3wks Apr 77) 386 Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (3wks Apr 77) 387 Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy (2wks May 77) 388 Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen (2wks Jun 77) 389 Elvis Costello - Alison (3wks Jun 77) 390 Donna Summer - I Feel Love (6wks Jul 77) 391 Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better (1wk Aug 77) 392 Harry Nilsson - All I Think About Is You (3wks Sep 77) 393 Neil Young - Like A Hurricane (1wk Sep 77) 394 Iggy Pop - The Passenger (2wks Oct 77) 395 David Bowie - Heroes (4wks Oct 77) 396 Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (1wk Nov 77) 397 Utopia - Love Is The Answer (1wk Nov 77) 398 Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (5wks Nov 77) 399 Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (4wks Dec 77)
400 Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are (2wks Jan 78) 401 Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (1wk Feb 78) 402 Abba - Take A Chance On Me (1wk Feb 78) 403 Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky (2wks Feb 78) 404 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (5wks Mar 78) 405 Genesis - Follow You Follow Me (2wks Apr 78) 406 Paul McCartney & Wings - With A Little Luck (1wk Apr 78) 407 Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours (2wks May 78) 408 XTC - This Is Pop? (2wks May 78) 409 John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (1wk Jun 78) 410 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want (3wks Jun 78) 411 Abba - Eagle (4wks Jul 78) 412 Donna Summer - Last Dance (2wks Jul 78) 413 Frankie Valli - Grease (2wks Aug 78) 414 Bryan Ferry - Sign Of The Times (1wks Aug 78) 415 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday (2wks Sep 78) 416 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (1wk Sep 78) 417 Blondie - Picture This (2wks Sep 78) 418 Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (2wks Oct 78) 419 Public Image Limited - Public Image (3wks Oct 78) 420 Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap (2wks Nov 78) 421 Billy Joel - Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (2wks Nov 78) 422 Chic - Le Freak (5wks Dec 78)+
423 Talking Heads - Take Me To The River (2wks Jan 79) 424 Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love (1wks Jan 79) 425 Blondie - Heart Of Glass (4wks Feb 79) 426 Bee Gees - Tragedy (1wk Mar 79) 427 Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army (3wks Mar 79) 428 Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (1wk Mar 79) 429 Squeeze - Cool For Cats (2wks Apr 79) 430 Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes (2wks Apr 79) 431 Police - Roxanne (3wks May 79) 432 Roxy Music - Dance Away (3wks May 79) 433 Patti Smith Group - Dancing Barefoot (1wks Jun 79) 434 Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric? (2wks Jun 79) 435 Squeeze - Up The Junction (1wk Jul 79) 436 Kirsty MacColl - They Don't Know (2wks Jul 79) 437 Chic - Good Times (3wks Jul 79) 438 Knack - My Sharona (3wks Aug 79) 439 B-52's - Rock Lobster (2wks Sep 79) 440 Abba - If It Wasn't For The Nights (2wks Sep 79) 441 Blondie - Dreaming (2wks Oct 79) 442 Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (2wks Oct 79) 443 Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (3wks Nov 79) 444 Jam - The Eton Rifles (1wk Nov 79) 445 Led Zeppelin - All My Love (5wks Dec 79)
446 Clash - London Calling (3wks Jan80) 447 Michael Jackson - Rock With You (2wks Jan80) 448 Godley & Creme - An Englishmen In New York (2wks Feb80) 449 Blondie - Atomic (3wk Feb80) 450 Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers (2wks Mar80) 451 Jam - Going Underground (2wks Mar80) 452 Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach (1wk Apr80) 453 Blondie - Call Me (3wks Apr80) 454 Clash - Train In Vain (1wk May80) 455 Split Enz - I Got You (5wks May80) 456 Bette Midler - The Rose (1wk Jun80) 457 Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime (1wk Jun80) 458 Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (4wks Jul80) 459 Kate Bush - Babooshka (1wk Aug80) 460 Abba - The Winner Takes It All (2wks Aug80) 461 David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes (5wks Aug80) 462 Madness - Baggy Trousers (4wks Sep80) 463 Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love (1wk Oct80) 464 OMD - Enola Gay (1wk Nov80) 465 Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog (4wks Nov80) 466 Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (2wks Nov80) 467 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (3wks Dec80)
Post by raliverpool on Aug 13, 2017 12:24:55 GMT 1
01 Abba - Happy New Year (3wks 2-2-1)
02 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (4wks 13-5-4-2) 03 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (5wks 28-6-4-3-3) 04 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (5wk 3-1-1-1-4) 05 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (5wks 27-15-11-7-5) 06 Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (4wks 30-9-6-6) 07 Beat - Too Nice To Talk To (3wks 26-11-7) 08 Specials - Do Nothing (2wks 21-8) 09 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (5wks 29-14-8-8-9) 10 Queen - Flash (5wks 33-24-16-9-10)
11 Madness - Embarrassment (6wks 4-2-2-6-10-11) 12 Roy Wood - Sing Out The Old Bring In The New (3wks 27-15-12) 13 Chas & Dave - Rabbit (4wks 34-20-12-13) 14 Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again (5wks 30-5-3-5-14) 15 Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (2wks 33-15) 16 Gary Numan - This Wreckage (3wks 28-20-16) 17 Status Quo - Lies (4wks 28-21-17-17) 18 Utopia - I Just Want To Touch You (3wks 22-16-18) 19 Elvis Costello - Clubland (3wks 33-24-19) 20 Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (1wk 20 NEW)
21 Split Enz - One Step Ahead (1wk 21 NEW) 22 Barclay James Harvest - Life Is For Living (3wks 38-27-22) 23 Dire Straits - Skateaway (3wks 31-25-23) 24 Abba - Super Trouper (8wks 22-9-8-4-4-10-14-24) 25 Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (7wks 12-1-1-3-7-13-25) 26 Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1wk 26 NEW) 27 Kool & The Gang - Celebration (7wks 29-19-10-8-13-18-27) 28 Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Walk Away (5wks 32-25-25-26-28) 29 Abba - On & On & On (1wk 29 NEW) 30 Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (6wks 21-12-9-12-19-30)
31 Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (6wks 33-22-18-19-23-31) 32 Bad Manners - Lorraine (2wks 34-32) 33 Air Supply - Every Woman In The World (2wks 36-33) 34 John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (9wks 36-16-10-9-5-11-18-22-34) 35 Mental As Anything - (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet (1wk 35 NEW) 36 Elton John - Dear God (1wk 36 NEW) 37 Andy Gibb - Time Is Time (1wk 37 NEW) 38 Siouxsie & The Banshees - Israel (3wks 29-32-38) 39 Simple Minds - I Travel (6wks 34-14-7-14-28-39) 40 Heart - Tell It Like It Is (1wk 40 NEW)
LP Abba - Our Last Summer (3LP 1-1-1 Super Trouper) LP Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters (3LP 2-2-2 Gaucho) LP Police - When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around (1LP 3 Zenyatta Mondatta) LP Blondie - Walk Like Me (2LP 3-4 Autoamerican) LP Motorhead - (We Are The) Roadcrew (6LP 1-1-1-3-5-5 Ace Of Spades)
The first chart of 1981 sees a ninth Retro Rewind number one for Abba and seven new entries from:
The sophisticated jazz rock USA #10 song from the LA duo's Groucho album "was about a middle-aged man's disappointment with a young lover".
The Neil Finn penned new wave New Zealand art rock group's Australia #5, New Zealand #6, & USA #104 lead single from their studio album Waiata.
The post punk title track of the Ohio group's USA #103 & Australia #71 written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale.
The Super Trooper dance pop album cut was released as a single in a limited number of countries including Australia #9 & USA #90.
The Australian group's pub rock new wave Australia #27 cover of the of the doo wop USA #6 1964 hit single by The Reflections.
The 21 at 33 album track co written with lyrics by Gary Osborne, was the third single from the album, but despite its video it only charted in Australia #82. It featured backing vocals from The Beach Boys, Toni Tennille and Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits.
The USA #15 pop rock song written by Andy and Barry Gibb, was a new single taken from the youngest brother Gibb's Greatest Hits album.
The Canadian rock group's USA #8 & Canada #4 cover of the 1967 Aaron Neville original.
Post by raliverpool on Aug 13, 2017 14:30:20 GMT 1
01 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (5wks 13-5-4-2-1)
02 Abba - Happy New Year (4wks 2-2-1-2) 03 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (6wks 27-15-11-7-5-3) 04 Specials - Do Nothing (3wks 21-8-4) 05 Beat - Too Nice To Talk To (4wks 26-11-7-5) 06 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (6wks 28-6-4-3-3-6) 07 Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (5wks 30-9-6-6-7) 08 Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (3wks 33-15-8) 09 Split Enz - One Step Ahead (2wks 21-9) 10 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (6wks 29-14-8-8-9-10)
11 Queen - Flash (6wks 33-24-16-9-10-11) 12 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (6wk 3-1-1-1-4-12) 13 Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (2wks 20-13) 14 Chas & Dave - Rabbit (5wks 34-20-12-13-14) 15 Madness - Embarrassment (7wks 4-2-2-6-10-11-15) 16 Abba - On & On & On (2wks 29-16) 17 Gary Numan - This Wreckage (4wks 28-20-16-17) 18 AC/DC - Back In Black (1wk 18 NEW) 19 Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - Guilty (1wk 19 NEW) 20 Look - I Am The Beat (1wk 20 NEW)
21 Devo - Freedom Of Choice (2wks 26-21) 22 Elvis Costello - Clubland (4wks 33-24-19-22) 23 Status Quo - Lies (5wks 28-21-17-17-23) 24 Dire Straits - Skateaway (4wks 31-25-23-24) 25 Utopia - I Just Want To Touch You (4wks 22-16-18-25) 26 Barclay James Harvest - Life Is For Living (4wks 38-27-22-26) 27 Roy Wood - Sing Out The Old Bring In The New (4wks 27-15-12-27) 28 Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again (6wks 30-5-3-5-14-28) 29 Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (1wk 29 NEW) 30 Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (1wk 30 NEW)
31 Andy Gibb - Time Is Time (2wks 37-31) 32 Prince - Dirty Mind (1wk 32 NEW) 33 XTC - Love At First Sight (1wk 33 NEW) 34 Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy (1wk 34 NEW) 35 Air Supply - Every Woman In The World (3wks 36-33-35) 36 Bad Manners - Lorraine (3wks 34-32-36) 37 Elton John - Dear God (2wks 36-37) 38 Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Walk Away (6wks 32-25-25-26-28-38) 39 Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short (8wks 12-1-1-3-7-13-25-39) 40 Kool & The Gang - Celebration (8wks 29-19-10-8-13-18-27-40)
LP AC/DC - Shoot To Thrill (1LP 1 Back In Black) LP Stevie Wonder - All I Do (1LP 2 Hotter Than July) LP Police - When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around (2LP 3-3 Zenyatta Mondatta) LP Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters (4LP 2-2-2-4 Gaucho) LP Abba - Our Last Summer (4LP 1-1-1-5 Super Trouper)
Eight more entries this week from:
The hard rock first track on side two of their best selling 1980 album of the same name produced by Mutt Lange, was a USA #37 single. In 2012 when the Australian hard rockers output was made available on iTunes for the first time it hit UK #27, & Australia #65.
The USA #3, UK #34, Australia #37, & Canada #13 title track of the twenty-second studio album by the New York singer, was a duet with its co-writer & co-producer from the Bee Gees.
The Cambridgeshire new wave mod rockers became one hit wonders with this UK #6 single.
The USA #11, UK #10, & Canada #9 self written & produced R&B Country & Western styled pastiche from Hotter Than July, featured Charlie and Ronnie Wilson of The Gap Band on backing vocals.
The Dallas, Texas funk duo's USA #19 (R&B #1) & UK #7 hit single.
The title track to Prince's third album was built around a keyboard riff created by Doctor Fink, and bubbled under the USA Top 100 at #105.
The Colin Moulding penned Black Sea album track was a North American single which failed to chart.
The self penned & produced percussive title track to the 1981 album of the same name, failed to reach the singles chart.
Post by raliverpool on Aug 13, 2017 17:23:53 GMT 1
01 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (6wks 13-5-4-2-1-1) 02 AC/DC - Back In Black (2wks 18-2) 03 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (7wks 27-15-11-7-5-3-3) 04 Specials - Do Nothing (4wks 21-8-4-4) 05 Beat - Too Nice To Talk To (4wks 26-11-7-5) 06 Split Enz - One Step Ahead (3wks 21-9-6) 07 Look - I Am The Beat (2wks 20-7) 08 Abba - Happy New Year (5wks 2-2-1-2-8) 09 Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (4wks 33-15-8-9) 10 Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (3wks 20-13-10)
11 Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (2wks 29-11) 12 Abba - On & On & On (3wks 29-16-12) 13 Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (6wks 30-9-6-6-7-13) 14 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (7wks 28-6-4-3-3-6-14) 15 Queen - Flash (7wks 33-24-16-9-10-11-15) 16 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (1wk 16 NEW) 17 Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - Guilty (2wks 19-17) 18 Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (2wks 30-18) 19 Prince - Dirty Mind (2wks 32-19) 20 Gary Numan - This Wreckage (5wks 28-20-16-17-20)
21 Chas & Dave - Rabbit (6wks 34-20-12-13-14-21) 22 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (7wks 29-14-8-8-9-10-22) 23 Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (1wk 23 NEW) 24 Devo - Freedom Of Choice (3wks 26-21-24) 25 Madness - Embarrassment (8wks 4-2-2-6-10-11-15-25) 26 Visage - Fade To Grey (1wk 26 NEW) 27 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (1wk 27 NEW) 28 Andy Gibb - Time Is Time (3wks 37-31-28) 29 Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (7wk 3-1-1-1-4-12-29) 30 XTC - Love At First Sight (2wks 33-30)
31 Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me (1wk 31 NEW) 32 Mondo Rock - State Of The Heart (1wk 32 NEW) 33 Dire Straits - Skateaway (5wks 31-25-23-24-33) 34 Status Quo - Lies (6wks 28-21-17-17-23-34) 35 Nolans - Who's Gonna Rock You (1wk 35 NEW) 36 Alan Vega - Jukebox Baby (1wk 36 NEW) 37 Midnight Oil - Section 5 (Bus To Bondi) (1wk 37 NEW) 38 Elvis Costello - Clubland (5wks 33-24-19-22-38) 39 Bad Manners - Lorraine (4wks 34-32-36-39) 40 Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon (1wk 40 NEW)
LP AC/DC - Shoot To Thrill (2LP 1-1 Back In Black) LP Stevie Wonder - All I Do (2LP 2-2 Hotter Than July) LP Ultravox - Astradyne (1LP 3 Vienna) LP Police - When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around (3LP 3-3-4 Zenyatta Mondatta) LP Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters (5LP 2-2-2-4-5 Gaucho)
Ten retro rewind entries this week from:
The UK #20 & Ireland #17 third single and edited from the title track of the 1980 studio album, his last with Tony Visconti (co-)producing until 2002's Heathens, featured the lead guitar work by Robert Fripp, and the Bromley born singer's exaggerated Cockney accent.
The new wave synth pop soft rock track from the album Arc Of A Diver, was written by Winwood and Will Jennings. It was a sizeable international hit peaking at UK #45, USA #7, Canada #3, & Australia #16.
This synth pop New Romantic classic was written by Billy Currie, Chris Payne, & co-producer Midge Ure. Providing Steve Strange & Rusty Egan's very visual outfit a UK #8, Australia #6 hit which went top ten in several European territories including France #3, & #1 in Germany & Switzerland, thanks in part to the Godley & Creme directed video.
The self penned, co-produced with Hugh Padgham debut single by the drummer from Genesis. This angry brooding experimental pop hit from the album Face Values became a surprise UK #2, Australia #3, USA #19, Canada #2 worldwide hit topping the charts in Germany, Austria, Sweden & Switzerland.
This funk track written by member Charlie Wilson and producer Lonnie Simmons, reached USA #84 (R&B #1) & UK #22. It was later sampled on George Michael's Star People.
The Melbourne rock band's Australia #6 hit was a ballad penned by Eric McCusker, taken from their second album Chemistry.
The Irish sisters UK #12 & Ireland #14 pop hit composed by Billy Ocean & Ken Gold.
The New York born Boruch Alan Bermowitz who was part of the electronic cult outfit Suicide, released this solo off kilter rockabilly track scoring a surprise French top ten hit single.
The Sydney based political rock group reached Australia #36 with this single from their second album Head Injuries.
The French New Romantic new wave group topped the French charts with the title track of their 1980 album.
Post by raliverpool on Aug 13, 2017 19:31:27 GMT 1
01 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (2wks 27-1)
02 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (7wks 13-5-4-2-1-1-2) 03 AC/DC - Back In Black (3wks 18-2-3) 04 Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (2wks 23-4) 05 Visage - Fade To Grey (2wks 26-5) 06 Look - I Am The Beat (3wks 20-7-6) 07 Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (3wks 29-11-7) 08 Blondie - Rapture (1wk 8 NEW) 09 John Lennon - Woman (1wk 9 NEW) 10 Ultravox - Vienna (1wk 10 NEW)
11 Split Enz - One Step Ahead (4wks 21-9-6-11) 12 Beat - Too Nice To Talk To (5wks 26-11-7-5-12) 13 Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (4wks 20-13-10-13) 14 Specials - Do Nothing (5wks 21-8-4-4-14) 15 Abba - On & On & On (4wks 29-16-12-15) 16 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (8wks 27-15-11-7-5-3-3-16) 17 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (2wks 16-17) 18 Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (5wks 33-15-8-9-18) 19 Prince - Dirty Mind (3wks 32-19-19) 20 Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (3wks 30-18-20)
21 Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - Guilty (3wks 19-17-21) 22 Abba - Happy New Year (6wks 2-2-1-2-8-22) 23 Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me (2wks 31-23) 24 Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet (1wk 24 NEW) 25 Mondo Rock - State Of The Heart (2wks 32-25) 26 Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon (2wks 40-26) 27 Clash - Hitsville UK (1wk 27 NEW) 28 Clifford T Ward - The Best Is Yet To Come (1wk 28 NEW) 29 Queen - Flash (8wks 33-24-16-9-10-11-15-29) 30 Police - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da (7wks 30-9-6-6-7-13-30)
31 Andy Gibb - Time Is Time (4wks 37-31-28-31) 32 Cliff Richard - A Little In Love (1wk 32 NEW) 33 Susan Fassbender - Twilight Café (1wk 33 NEW) 34 Gary Numan - This Wreckage (6wks 28-20-16-17-20-34) 35 Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart (8wks 28-6-4-3-3-6-14-35) 36 A Certain Radio - Flight (1wk 36 NEW) 37 Devo - Freedom Of Choice (4wks 26-21-24-37) 38 Donna Summer - Cold Love (1wk 38 NEW) 39 Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (8wks 29-14-8-8-9-10-22-39) 40 Midnight Oil - Section 5 (Bus To Bondi) (2wks 37-40)
LP Jam - Man In The Corner Shop (1LP Sound Affects) LP Ultravox - Astradyne (2LP 3-2 Vienna) LP Stevie Wonder - All I Do (3LP 2-2-3 Hotter Than July) LP AC/DC - Shoot To Thrill (3LP 1-1-4 Back In Black) LP Police - When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around (4LP 3-3-4-5 Zenyatta Mondatta)
The drummer from Genesis follows his band, and its former lead singer (Peter Gabriel) to the summit of my Retro Rewind Chart. Ten more entries this week from:
The Autoamerican album track penned by Deborah Harry & Chris Stein became the first USA #1 hit to feature rap. It also peaked at Canada #3, Australia #4 & UK #5. The seminal track was a combination of disco, funk, and hip hop namechecking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash. Whilst its video featured appearances from Fab Five Freddy and graffiti artists Lee Quinones and Jean-Michel Basquiat; & "voodoo dancer" William Barnes.
The Double Fantasy album soft rock ballad was the first Lennon single issued after his death on 8 December 1980. It topped the charts in the UK, Canada & New Zealand, as well as peaking at USA #2, & Australia #4.
The title track of the 4th studio album by the New Wave synth pop group, and their first with new lead singer Midge Ure. It spent 4 weeks at UK #2 and became the 5th best selling single of 1981, and topped the charts in the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland. It won "Single of the Year" at the 1981 Brit Awards, and was voted Britain's favourite single to ever peak at number two in the charts in a 2012 poll run by BBC Radio 2 and the Official Charts Company.
The 1980 album Making Movies album track written by frontman Mark Knopfler became a UK #8 hit.
The Sandinista album cut is a duet between lead guitarist Mick Jones and his then-girlfriend Ellen Foley which stalled at UK #56.
The much covered stand alone melancholic piano ballad single composed by the Worcestershire born singer/songwriter failed to trouble the charts despite being made a Radio 2 Record Of The Week.
The Alan Tarney written & produced pop rocker from the I'm No Hero album was a UK #15, USA #17, Canada #4, Australia #66.
The Bradford born female singer/songwriter became a New Wave UK #21 one hit wonder.
The Manchester based post punk avant funk group's third single released on Factory records.
The hard synth rock USA #33 & UK #44 second single from her album The Wanderer was written by Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey and Pete Bellotte and produced by Bellotte and Giorgio Moroder.
Post by raliverpool on Aug 14, 2017 19:03:07 GMT 1
01 Blondie - Rapture (2wks 8-1)
02 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (3wks 27-1-2) 03 Visage - Fade To Grey (3wks 26-5-3) 04 Ultravox - Vienna (2wks 10-4) 05 Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (3wks 23-4-5) 06 AC/DC - Back In Black (4wks 18-2-3-6) 07 John Lennon - Woman (2wks 9-7) 08 Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (4wks 29-11-7-8) 09 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (8wks 13-5-4-2-1-1-2-9) 10 Look - I Am The Beat (4wks 20-7-6-10)
11 Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet (2wks 24-11) 12 Clifford T Ward - The Best Is Yet To Come (2wks 28-12) 13 Madness - Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (1wk 13 NEW) 14 Susan Fassbender - Twilight Café (2wks 33-14) 15 Cliff Richard - A Little In Love (2wks 32-15) 16 Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon (3wks 40-26-16) 17 Mondo Rock - State Of The Heart (3wks 32-25-17) 18 Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me (3wks 31-23-18) 19 Clash - Hitsville UK (2wks 27-19) 20 Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 (1wk 20 NEW)
21 Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (5wks 20-13-10-13-21) 22 Prince - Dirty Mind (4wks 32-19-19-22) 23 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (3wks 16-17-23) 24 XTC - Sgt Rock (Is Gonna Help Me) (1wk 24 NEW) 25 Abba - On & On & On (5wks 29-16-12-15-25) 26 Split Enz - One Step Ahead (5wks 21-9-6-11-26) 27 Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (4wks 30-18-20-27) 28 Beat - Too Nice To Talk To (6wks 26-11-7-5-12-28) 29 Spandau Ballet - The Freeze (1wk 29 NEW) 30 Heatwave - Gangsters Of The Groove (1wk 30 NEW)
31 Jane Kennaway - IOU (1wk 31 NEW) 32 Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - Guilty (4wks 19-17-21-32) 33 Specials - Do Nothing (6wks 21-8-4-4-14-33) 34 Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain (1wk 34 NEW) 35 Honey Bane - Turn Me On Turn Me Off (1wk 35 NEW) 36 Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks (9wks 27-15-11-7-5-3-3-16-36) 37 A Certain Radio - Flight (2wks 36-37) 38 Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne (6wks 33-15-8-9-18-38) 39 Andy Gibb - Time Is Time (5wks 37-31-28-31-39) 40 Donna Summer - Cold Love (2wks 38-40) LP Elvis Costello - Lover's Walk (1LP 1 Trust) LP Jam - Man In The Corner Shop (2LP 1-2 Sound Affects) LP Dire Straits - Expresso Love (1LP 3 Making Movies) LP Stevie Wonder - All I Do (4LP 2-2-3-4 Hotter Than July) LP Ultravox - Astradyne (3LP 3-2-5 Vienna)
The turnover at the top continues with Blondie claiming their 6th Retro Rewind chart topper. Eight more entries this week from:
The UK #7 instrumental written by Mike Barson, Mark Bedford and Daniel Woodgate, and produced by Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley. It was different to the Absolutely album track, and 30 seconds longer.
The American female country singer's self penned USA #1 (AC #1 & Country #1), Canada #1, Australia #9 & UK #47 song for the 1980 comedy film of the same name.
The Andy Partridge penned UK #16 & Ireland #20 hit from the Black Sea album produced by Steve Lillywhite was their biggest hit to date.
The London New Romantics second single was this UK #17 & Ireland #14 track New Wave track taken from their forthcoming debut Journeys To Glory album produced by Richard James Burgess.
The London based international funk/disco band final sizeable hit (UK #19, Ireland #27, & USA #110) was written by Rod Temperton taken from the album Candles. The group disbanded early in 1983, after keyboardist/songwriter Rod Temperton left to enjoy his royalties earned from writing hits for Michael Jackson, George Benson, etc. Lead singer James Dean "J.D." Nicholas replaced the now solo Lionel Richie in the Commodores; and bassist/producer Derek Brambles left to pursue a career in production (more of which later in the decade).
The Tony Visconti debut single by the John Peel championed 24 year old singer songwriter whom stalled at UK #65 with this New Wave/Post Punk/Glam Rock hybrid radio airplay hit featuring the singer who looked like Jane Horrocks before she existed, and sounding like Sinead O'Connor before she existed, who quit the pop industry after just four singles, and an unfinished album to focus on being a mum and raising a family.
The song was originally recorded by its co-writer Gerard Kenny who composed it with Drey Shepperd about a struggling musician who never gives up, was turned into a USA #10 (AC #4), UK #37 hit.
16 year old London born punk rocker Donna Tracy Boylan met Sham 69 vocalist Jimmy Pursey who began to manage her musical career resulting in this UK #37 ska punk effort which sounds like the Slits going new wave.
Post by raliverpool on Aug 14, 2017 20:20:39 GMT 1
01 Blondie - Rapture (3wks 8-1-1) 02 Visage - Fade To Grey (4wks 26-5-3-2) 03 Ultravox - Vienna (3wks 10-4-3) 04 Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (4wks 27-1-2-4) 05 Clifford T Ward - The Best Is Yet To Come (3wks 28-12-5) 06 Susan Fassbender - Twilight Café (3wks 33-14-6) 07 John Lennon - Woman (3wks 9-7-7) 08 Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet (3wks 24-11-8) 09 Steve Winwood - While You See A Chance (4wks 23-4-5-9) 10 AC/DC - Back In Black (5wks 18-2-3-6-10)
11 Madness - Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (2wks 13-11) 12 Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 (2wks 20-12) 13 Cliff Richard - A Little In Love (3wks 32-15-13) 14 Stevie Wonder - I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (5wks 29-11-7-8-14) 15 Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon (4wks 40-26-16-15) 16 XTC - Sgt Rock (Is Gonna Help Me) (2wks 24-16) 17 Jane Kennaway - IOU (2wks 31-17) 18 Clash - Hitsville UK (3wks 27-19-18) 19 Spandau Ballet - The Freeze (2wks 29-19) 20 Mondo Rock - State Of The Heart (4wks 32-25-17-20)
21 Look - I Am The Beat (5wks 20-7-6-10-21) 22 Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (9wks 13-5-4-2-1-1-2-9-22) 23 Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me (4wks 31-23-18-23) 24 Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star (1wk 24 NEW) 25 Rainbow - I Surrender (1wk 25 NEW) 26 Jam - That's Entertainment (1wk 26 NEW) 27 Heatwave - Gangsters Of The Groove (2wks 30-27) 28 Barry Manilow - I Made It Through The Rain (2wks 34-28) 29 Prince - Dirty Mind (5wks 32-19-19-22-29) 30 Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen (6wks 20-13-10-13-21-30)
31 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (4wks 16-17-23-31) 32 Boz Scaggs - Miss Sun (1wk 32 NEW) 33 Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love (1wk 33 NEW) 34 Icehouse - Walls (1wk 34 NEW) 35 Eagles - Seven Bridges Road (1wk 35 NEW) 36 Honey Bane - Turn Me On Turn Me Off (2wks 35-36) 37 Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (5wks 30-18-20-27-37) 38 Abba - On & On & On (6wks 29-16-12-15-25-38) 39 Boomtown Rats - The Elephants Graveyard (1wk 39 NEW) 40 Dr Hook - Girls Can Get It (1wk 40 NEW)
LP Elvis Costello - Lover's Walk (2LP 1-1 Trust) LP Kate Bush - The Wedding List (1LP 2 Never For Ever) LP Jam - Man In The Corner Shop (3LP 1-2-3 Sound Affects) LP Stevie Wonder - All I Do (5LP 2-2-3-4-4 Hotter Than July) LP Dire Straits - Expresso Love (2LP 3-5 Making Movies)
Nine new entries for:
The London new wave band who released 3 studio albums and 10 singles only UK #25 hit came with this haunting gothic electronic anthem written by Barbara Gogan about Steve "Roadent" Connelly a one-time roadie for the Clash and Sex Pistols, who had minor roles in several German films.
The Roger Glover produced UK #3 hard rock hit for Ritchie Blackmore's outfit featured new American singer Joe Lynn Turner, formerly of Fandango, on this very Foreigner sounding track.
The UK #21 import single taken from their fifth album, Sound Affects, is arguably Paul Weller's signature tune. In 2013 Paul Weller confessed the minimalist, slice-of-life lyrics list various conditions of British working class life was a deliberate attempt at writing an updated "Waterloo Sunset" evocative anthem. Well he certainly succeeded.
The Hits! album USA #14 "recover" of a soft rock song he co-wrote with the four members of Toto first recorded in 1977.
The Texas born blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter achieved his only top 40 hit with this USA #8 & Canada #10 on this Blues Brothers sounding recording.
Iva Davies third single from the New Wave debut Icehousde, gave the Australian group a third & final top 20 (Australia #20) hit from it.
The song written by American musician Steve Young, recorded in 1969 for his Rock Salt & Nails album, was turned into a five part acapella harmony USA #21 cover version from the album Eagles Live.
The UK #26 Bob Geldof written, Tony Visconti produced second single from their 4th album Mondo Bongo, was a return to the Irish group's punk roots.
The American comedy/country pop/soft rock group's lead single from their album Rising was this Al Green-lite effort which stalled at USA #34, UK #40, but was a big Australia #3 hit.
Post by Earl Purple on Aug 15, 2017 15:39:05 GMT 1
Woman peaked at #7 and in the UK would probably have done about the same I think if John Lennon had still been alive.
Assuming that, and that Roxy Music wouldn't have recorded and released "Jealous Guy", and ignoring any influence the changes to the TOTP appearances etc. would have been, the list of #1s at the end of 1980 and start of 1981 would be:
Abba - Supertrouper (3 wks, as was) St Winifred's School Choir - No One Quite Like Grandma (3 wks) Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (1 wk) Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (2 wks) Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (1 wk) Ultravox - Vienna (1 wk) Joe Dolce Music Theater - Shaddup You Face (3 wks) Adam & The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1 wk) Shakin' Stevens - This Ole House (4 wks)