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  • NME Singles/Albums Chart Breakers

    This is the start of an attempt to list the New Musical Express singles chart breakers (or "bubblers")

    The BMRB breakers have been comprehensively catalogued in this forum but nobody has attempted, as far as I am aware, to do the same for the NME.

    The NME published a list of "bubblers" in most issues from early 1975 to mid 1981 when their chart was limited to a Top 30. These are not included in the NME chart books subsequently published. I have many of the original magazines but there are gaps in the information - particularly early on. If anyone can help fill in these gaps please let me know!

    The breakers were presumably listed in sales order so I've numbered them 31, 32 etc. For breakers that subsequently entered the Top 30 I've indicated the date they charted. Occasionally a single was listed in the breakers after having briefly charted a week or two earlier.

    Breakers in bold didn't make the BMRB chart either.

    During the period in which these "bubblers" were published only seven singles cracked the NME Top 30 without making the official BMRB top 50/75.....

    Problem Child - The Damned (reached No.27 on 15 Oct 77)
    Big Blow - Manu Dibango (No.27 on 11 Mar 78)
    The Beat Goes On and On - Ripple (No.24 on 29 Apr 78)
    Lonely Desire - Teena Marie (No.27 on 16 Aug 80)
    Nagasaki Nightmare - Crass (No.22 on 21 Mar 81)
    Poor Old Sole - Orange Juice (No.26 on 4 Apr 81)
    Candy Skin - Fire Engines (No.30 on 2 May 81)

    ….but there were many others that nearly made the list! Here's one straight away:

    22 Mar 75

    31 Let Me Be The One - Shadows (entered 29 Mar)
    32 Lady Marmalade - Labelle (entered 29 Mar)
    33 Skiing in the Snow - Wigan's Ovation (entered 29 Mar)
    34 Can't Get It Out Of My Head - Electric Light Orchestra
    35 The Ugly Duckling - Mike Reid (entered 29 Mar)

    Although one of their finest tracks and a top ten hit in America, ELO's Can't Get It Out Of My Head surprisingly only make the BMRB "extra breakers".

    29 Mar 75

    31 (-) Sing a Happy Song - George McCrae (entered 5 Apr)
    32 (-) L.O.V.E. - Al Green (entered 5 Apr)
    33 (-) Queen of 1964 - Neil Sedaka
    34 (-) World of Dreams - Perry Como
    35 (-) My Man and Me - Lynsey De Paul

    Perry Como spent one week on the BMRB "extra breakers", failing to make the "star breakers".

    5 Apr 75
    None listed

    12 Apr 75

    31 Express - BT Express
    32 Cut the Cake - Average White Band
    33 The Tears I Cried - Glitter Band (entered 19 Apr)
    34 Loving You - Minnie Ripperton (entered 19 Apr)
    35 Ding -a- Dong - Teach-In (entered 19 Apr)

    19 Apr 75

    31 (-) How Glad I Am - Kiki Dee (entered 26 Apr)
    32 (-) Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right - Diana Ross (entered 3 May)
    33(31) Express - BT Express
    34 (-) Hasta La Vista - Sylvia
    35 (-) The Way We Were - Gladys Knight (entered 10 May)

    26 Apr 75

    31(32) Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right - Diana Ross (entered 3 May)
    32 (-) Take Your Mama For a Ride - Lulu (entered 3 May)
    33 (-) We'll Find Our Day - Stephanie De Sykes (entered 3 May)
    34 (-) Call Me Round - Pilot (entered 3 May)
    35 (-) Where Is the Love - Betty Wright (entered 3 May)

    3 May 75
    None listed

    10 May 75
    ????

    17 May 75

    31 Hasta La Vista - Sylvia
    32 Call Me Round - Pilot (had already charted)
    33 Papa Oom Mow Mow - Sharonettes

    24 May 75

    31 (-) Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Eric Clapton (entered 31 May)
    32 (-) The Proud One - Osmonds (entered 31 May)
    33(33) Papa Oom Mow Mow - Sharonettes
    34 (-) Don't Be Cruel - Billy Swan
    35 (-) Where Is the Love - Betty Wright (had already charted)

    31 May 75
    ????

    7 June 75

    31 Walking in Rhythm - Blackbyrds (entered 14 June)
    32 Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    33 Trouble - Elvis Presley
    34 Take Me In Your Arms - Doobie Brothers (entered 21 June)
    35 Dynamite - Tony Camillo's Bazuka (entered 14 June)

    Jackie Blue reached No.6 in the BMRB star breakers (and No.3 in America!)

    14 June 75

    31(34) Take Me In Your Arms - Doobie Brothers (entered 21 June)
    32(33) Trouble - Elvis Presley
    33 (-) My White Bicycle - Nazareth (entered 21 June)
    34 (-) I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You - Gilbert O'Sullivan (entered 28 June)
    35 (-) Tears On My Pillow - Johnny Nash (entered 21 June)

    21 June 75

    31(34) I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You - Gilbert O'Sullivan (entered 28 June)
    32 (-) Moonshine Sally - Mud (entered 28 June)
    33 (-) Misty - Ray Stevens (entered 28 June)
    34 (-) Foe-Dee-O-Dee - Rubettes (entered 28 June)
    35 (-) You Lay So Easy On My Mind - Andy Williams

    28 June 75

    31 (-) Black Pudding Bertha - Goodies (entered 5 July)
    32 (-) Long Lost Lover - Three Degrees
    33(35) You Lay So Easy On My Mind - Andy Williams
    34 (-) Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees (entered 5 July)
    35 (-) It Oughta Sell a Million - Lyn Paul

    5 July 75
    ????

    12 July 75

    31 You Go To My Head - Bryan Ferry
    32 Je T'Aime - Judge Dread (entered 19 July)
    33 It's in His Kiss - Linda Lewis (entered 19 July)
    34 Foot Stompin' Music - Hamilton Bohannon (entered 19 July)
    35 Long Lost Lover - Three Degrees

    19 July 75

    31(31) You Go To My Head - Bryan Ferry
    32 (-) Blanket on the Ground - Billy Jo Spears (entered 26 July)
    33 (-) Harmour Love - Syreeta
    34 (-) New York City - T.Rex (entered 26 July)
    35 (re) It Oughta Sell a Million - Lyn Paul

    26 July 75

    31(-) Personally - Wigan's Ovation
    32(-) Love Me Baby - Susan Cadogan (entered 9 Aug)
    33(-) Going to a Go-Go - Sharonettes
    34(-) It's Been So Long - George McCrae (entered 9 Aug)
    35(-) Delilah - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (entered 2 Aug)

    2 Aug 75

    31 (-) I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - Abba
    32 (-) Harmour Love - Syreeta
    33(32) Love Me Baby - Susan Cadogan (entered 9 Aug)
    34 (-) Sexy - MFSB
    35(34) It's Been so Long - George McCrae (entered 9 Aug)

    9 Aug 75

    31(-) Kelly - Del Shannon
    32(-) Summer of '42 - Biddu (entered 16 Aug)
    33(-) That's the Way I Like It - KC and the Sunshine Band (entered 16 Aug)
    34(-) Get in the Swing - Sparks (entered 16 Aug)
    35(-) Love in the Sun - Glitter Band (entered 30 Aug)

    "Kelly" was a 60s obscurity re-released on Contempo-Raries, a label that specialised in Northern Soul. It didn't make the BMRB breakers.

    to be continued...
    Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13th, 2020, 01:31.

  • #2
    Thanks for posting these. It's most appreciated. I have the NME Singles chart book so I might copy your list of NME Singles chart bubblers to Notepad, print it out and put the print out with the book.

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    • #3
      16 Aug 75

      31(35) Love in the Sun - Glitter Band (entered 30 Aug)
      32 (-) One Of These Nights - Eagles (entered 23 Aug)
      33 (-) Super Womble - Wombles (entered 30 Aug)
      34 (-) Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille (entered 23 Aug)
      35 (-) Sailing - Rod Stewart (entered 23 Aug)
      35 (-) A Child's Prayer - Hot Chocolate (entered 30 Aug)

      23 Aug 75

      31 (-) Brazil - Crispy and Company
      32(35) A Child's Prayer - Hot Chocolate (entered 30 Aug)
      33(31) Love in the Sun - Glitter Band (entered 30 Aug)
      34(33) Super Womble - Wombles (entered 30 Aug)
      35 (-) Funky Moped - Jasper Carrott (entered 6 Sept)

      30 Aug 75

      31(31) Brazil - Crispy and Company
      32 (-) Moonlighting - Leo Sayer (entered 6 Sept)
      33 (-) Motor Bikin' - Chris Spedding (entered 6 Sept)
      34 (-) Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Eric Clapton
      35 (-) Single Girl - Sandy Posey

      6 Sept 75

      31 (-) Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company (entered 13 Sept)
      32 (-) Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris (had already charted)
      33 (-) Like a Butterfly - Mac & Katie Kissoon (entered 27 Sept)
      34(34) Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Eric Clapton
      35 (-) I'm On Fire - 5000 Volts (entered 13 Sept)

      13 Sept 75

      31 (-) Scotch on the Rocks - Band of the Black Watch (entered 4 Oct)
      32 (-) Solitaire - Carpenters
      33 (-) Single Girl - Sandy Posey
      34 (-) Sing a Little Song - Desmond Dekker (entered 20 Sept)
      35 (-) The Snake - Al Wilson

      20 Sept 75

      31 (-) Like a Butterfly - Mac and Katie Kissoon (entered 27 Sept)
      32(32) Solitaire - Carpenters
      33 (-) Yum Yum - Fatback Band
      34 (-) Fallin' in Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (entered 27 Sept)
      35(33) Single Girl - Sandy Posey

      27 Sept 75

      31(32) Solitaire - Carpenters
      32(33) Yum Yum - Fatback Band
      33 (-) Do It Any Way You Wanna - People's Choice (entered 11 Oct)
      34 (-) Chick-A-Boom - 53rd & 3rd (entered 4 Oct)
      35(Re) Scotch on the Rocks - Band of the Black Watch (entered 4 Oct)

      4 Oct 75

      31 (-) Nappy Love - Goodies (entered 11 Oct)
      32 (-) L-L-Lucy - Mud (entered 11 Oct)
      33 (-) Indian Love Call - Ray Stevens
      34 (-) Big Ten - Judge Dread (entered 11 Oct)
      35 (-) Out of Time - Chris Farlowe

      11 Oct 75

      31 (-) Reaching for the Best - Exciters
      32 (-) This Will Be - Natalie Cole (entered 18 Oct)
      33(33) Indian Love Call - Ray Stevens
      34 (-) Dreamy Lady - T.Rex
      35 (-) Space Oddity - David Bowie (entered 18 Oct)

      18 Oct 75

      31(31) Reaching for the Best - Exciters
      32(Re) Out of Time - Chris Farlowe
      33 (-) Hold Back the Night - Trammps (entered 25 Oct)
      34(34) Dreamy Lady - T.Rex
      35 (-) Honky Tonk Angel - Cliff Richard

      Cliff infamously banned his own single - only just in time! - when he realised he'd been singing a song about a prostitute.

      25 Oct 75

      31(34) Dreamy Lady - T.Rex
      32(Re) Just a Smile - Pilot (had already charted)
      33 (-) Rock On Brother - Chequers (entered 8 Nov)
      34(31) Reaching for the Best - Exciters
      35 (-) Blue Guitar - Justin Hayward and John Lodge (entered 1 Nov)
      36 (-) New York Groove - Hello (entered 1 Nov)
      Last edited by Metalweb; Mon March 16th, 2020, 17:35.

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      • #4
        1 Nov 75

        31 (-) Love Hurts - Jim Capaldi (entered 8 Nov)
        32(33) Rock On Brother - Chequers (entered 8 Nov)
        33 (-) Paper Doll - Don Estelle and Windsor Davies
        34 (-) Papa Oom Mow Mow - Gary Glitter
        35(34) Reaching for the Best - Exciters

        8 Nov 75

        31(re) Dreamy Lady - T.Rex
        32 (-) Rocky - Austin Roberts (entered 22 Nov)
        33 (-) Goodbye-ee - 14-18
        34 (-) Supership - George Benson (entered 15 Nov)
        35 (-) All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span (entered 22 Nov)

        15 Nov 75

        31 (-) Change With the Times - Van McCoy
        32(32) Rocky - Austin Roberts (entered 22 Nov)
        33(re) Papa Oom Mow Mow - Gary Glitter
        34 (-) Why Did You Do It - Stretch (entered 22 Nov)
        35 (-) Heavenly - Showaddywaddy (entered 29 Nov)

        22 Nov 75

        31 (-) Na Na is the Saddest Word - Stylistics (entered 29 Nov)
        32(33) Papa Oom Mow Mow - Gary Glitter
        33(35) Heavenly - Showaddywaddy (entered 29 Nov)
        34(re) Goodbye-ee - 14-18
        35 (-) Part Time Love - Gladys Knight (entered 29 Nov)

        29 Nov 75

        31 (-) Golden Years - David Bowie (entered 6 Dec)
        32 (-) Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker (entered 6 Dec)
        33 (-) Show Me You're a Woman - Mud (entered 6 Dec)
        34 (-) Gamblin' Bar Room Blues - Sensational Alex Harvey Band
        35 (-) Let's Twist Again - John Asher (entered 6 Dec)

        6 Dec 75

        31 (-) Crisis What Crisis? - Supertramp
        32 (-) First Impressions - Impressions (entered 13 Dec)
        33 (-) I'm So Crazy - KC & Sunshine Band
        34 (-) Super Love - Wigan's Ovation
        35 (-) I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake (entered 13 Dec)

        The Supertramp album title is clearly an error. Probably "Lady", the single from the album, should have been listed instead. It was in the BMRB breakers at the time.

        13 Dec 75

        31 (-) Do The Bus Stop - Fatback Band (entered 20 Dec)
        32 (-) Glass of Champagne - Sailor (entered 20 Dec)
        33 (-) Little Darling - Rubettes (had already charted)
        34 (-) Think of Me (Wherever You Are) - Ken Dodd (entered 20 Dec)
        35(re) Gamblin' Bar Room Blues - Sensational Alex Harvey Band

        20 Dec 75

        31 (-) Itchycoo Park - Small Faces (entered 27 Dec)
        32 (-) Christmas in Dreadland - Judge Dread (entered 27 Dec)
        33 (-) King of the Cops - Bill Howard (entered 27 Dec)
        34 (-) Let's Womble to the Party Tonight - Wombles (entered 3 Jan)
        35 (-) Both Ends Burning - Roxy Music (entered 3 Jan)

        27 Dec 75

        31 (-) In Dulce Jubilo - Mike Oldfield (entered 3 Jan)
        32 (-) Lady - Supertramp
        33 (-) Dreams of You - Ralph McTell
        34 (-) White Christmas - Freddie Starr
        35 (-) Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Carpenters

        3 Jan 76
        none listed

        10 Jan 76

        31 Dreams of You - Ralph McTell
        32 Green Green Grass of Home - Elvis Presley (had already charted)
        33 Love to Love You Baby - Donna Summer (entered 24 Jan)
        34 The Old Rugged Cross - Ethna Campbell
        35 Milky Way - Sheer Elegance (entered 17 Jan)

        17 Jan 76

        31 (-) Get It Together - Crispy & Company
        32 (-) Sunshine Day - Osibisa (entered 24 Jan)
        33 (-) Forever and Ever - Slik (entered 24 Jan)
        34(33) Love to Love You Baby - Donna Summer (entered 24 Jan)
        35(31) Dreams of You - Ralph McTell

        24 Jan 76

        31 (-) Drive Safely Darling - Tony Christie
        32 (-) Baby Face - Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps (entered 31 Jan)
        33 (-) God's Gonna Punish You - Tymes
        34(31) Get It Together - Crispy & Company
        35 (-) How High the Moon - Gloria Gaynor

        31 Jan 76

        31(31) Drive Safely Darling - Tony Christie
        32(35) How High the Moon - Gloria Gaynor
        33 (-) Honey I - George McCrae (entered 7 Feb)
        34 (-) The Way I Want to Touch You - Captain & Tennille (entered 14 Feb)
        35 (-) December 63 (Oh What a Night) - Four Seasons (entered 7 Feb)
        Last edited by Metalweb; Sat February 8th, 2020, 21:27. Reason: added 13 Dec

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        • #5
          7 Feb 76

          31(34) The Way I Want to Touch You - Captain & Tennille (entered 14 Feb)
          32 (-) Lies in Your Eyes - Sweet
          33 (-) I Love Music - O'Jays (entered 21 Feb)
          34 (-) Something's Been Making Me Blue - Smokie (entered 14 Feb)
          35(32) How High the Moon - Gloria Gaynor

          14 Feb 76

          31(33) I Love Music - O'Jays (entered 21 Feb)
          32 (-) Hurricane - Bob Dylan
          33 (-) Let's Call it Quits - Slade (entered 21 Feb)
          34 (-) Tuxedo Junction - Manhattan Transfer (entered 21 Feb)
          35 (-) Miss You Nights - Cliff Richard (entered 28 Feb)

          21 Feb 76

          31(32) Hurricane - Bob Dylan
          32 (-) If Paradise Was Half as Nice - Amen Corner
          33(35) Miss You Nights - Cliff Richard (entered 28 Feb)
          34 (-) Spanish Hustle - Fatback Band (entered 6 Mar)
          35 (-) Your Magic Put A Spell On Me - L.J.Johnson (entered 6 Mar)

          No breakers were published for the weeks 28 Feb to 8 May inclusive.

          15 May 76

          31 Requiem - Slik (entered 22 May)
          32 Silly Love Songs - Wings (entered 22 May)
          33 Love Me Like a Lover - Tina Charles (entered 22 May)
          34 The Winkle Man - Judge Dread
          35 Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips (entered 22 May)

          22 May 76

          31 (-) This Is It - Melba Moore (entered 29 May)
          32 (-) Hurt - Elvis Presley
          33 (-) Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
          34(34) The Winkle Man - Judge Dread
          35 (-) Show Me the Way - Peter Frampton (entered 29 May)

          29 May 76

          31 (-) The Wanderer - Dion (entered 19 June)
          32(33) Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
          33 (-) Trocadero - Showaddywaddy
          34(34) The Winkle Man - Judge Dread
          35 (-) You're the Reason Why - Rubettes (had already charted)

          5 June 76

          31 (-) The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy (entered 12 June)
          32(33) Trocadero - Showaddywaddy
          33(32) Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
          34 (-) Could it Be Magic - Donna Summer
          35 (-) You Just Might See Me Cry - Our Kid (entered 12 June)

          12 June 76

          31 (-) Leader of the Pack - Shangri-Las (entered 19 June)
          32 (-) Dance the Body Music - Osibisa (entered 19 June)
          33 (-) Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry (entered 19 June)
          34(32) Trocadero - Showaddywaddy

          19 June 76

          31 (-) What a Wonderful World - Johnny Nash (entered 26 June)
          32(re) Requiem - Slik (had already charted)
          33(34) Trocadero - Showaddywaddy
          34 (-) Harvest For The World - Isley Brothers (entered 17 July)

          26 June 76

          31 (-) Boston Tea Party - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (entered 3 July)
          32 (-) I Recall a Gypsy Woman - Don Williams (entered 10 July)
          33 (-) Sold My Rock n Roll - Linda and the Funky Boys
          34 (-) It Only Takes a Minute - 100 Ton and a Feather (entered 10 July)
          35 (-) Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore (entered 3 July)

          3 July 76

          31 (-) Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee (entered 10 July)
          32(34) It Only Takes a Minute - 100 Ton and a Feather (entered 10 July)
          33 (-) In Zaire - Johnny Wakelin (entered 7 Aug)
          34(32) I Recall a Gypsy Woman - Don Williams (entered 10 July)
          35(re) Harvest For The World - Isley Brothers (entered 17 July)

          10 July 76

          31 (-) My Sweet Rosalie - Brotherhood of Man (had already charted)
          32 (-) Strange Magic - ELO
          33 (-) Tubular Bells - Champs Boys
          34 (-) I Don't Wanna Play House - Tammy Wynette
          35 (-) No Chance - Billy Connolly (entered 24 Juy)

          17 July 76

          31 (-) At the Hop - Danny and the Juniors
          32 (31) My Sweet Rosalie - Brotherhood of Man (had already charted)
          33 (-) I Need To Be In Love - Carpenters
          34 (-) Love On Delivery - Billy Ocean (entered 24 July)
          35(35) No Chance - Billy Connolly (entered 24 July)

          24 July 76

          31 (-) I Thought it Took a Little Time - Diana Ross
          32 (-) Shake Your Booty - KC & Sunshine Band (entered 7 Aug)
          33(32) My Sweet Rosalie - Brotherhood of Man (had already charted)
          34(re) In Zaire - Johnny Wakelin (entered 7 Aug)
          35 (-) Doctor Kiss Kiss - 5000 Volts (entered 31 July)

          31 July 76

          31(32) Shake Your Booty - KC & Sunshine Band (entered 7 Aug)
          32 (-) Rock and Roll Music - Beach Boys (had already charted)
          33(31) I Thought it Took a Little Time - Diana Ross
          34(34) In Zaire - Johnny Wakelin (entered 7 Aug)
          35 (-) It's Temptation - Sheer Elegance
          Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13th, 2020, 01:49.

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          • #6
            7 Aug 76
            none listed

            14 Aug 76

            31 Nice and Slow - Jesse Green (entered 21 Aug)
            32 Morning Glory - James and Bobby Purify (entered 21 Aug)
            33 Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band (entered 21 Aug)
            34 The Killing of Georgie - Rod Stewart (entered 21 Aug)
            35 I Thought it Took a Little Time - Diana Ross

            21 Aug 76

            31 If You Know What I Mean - Neil Diamond
            32 Baby We Better Try and Get it Together - Barry White (entered 28 Aug)

            28 Aug 76
            ????

            4 Sept 76
            ????

            11 Sept 76

            31 Work All Day - Barry Biggs
            32 I Need It - Johnny Guitar Watson
            33 Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley (entered 25 Sept)
            34 I Want More - Can (entered 2 Oct)

            18 Sept 76

            31 (-) Every Nite's a Saturday Night With You - Drifters (entered 2 Oct)
            32 (-) Best Disco in Town - Ritchie Family (entered 25 Sept)
            33 (34) I Want More - Can (entered 2 Oct)
            34 (33) Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley (entered 25 Sept)

            25 Sept 76

            31 (-) Live at the Marquee - Eddie and the Hot Rods
            32 (-) Uptown Uptempo Woman - Randy Edelman (entered 2 Oct)
            33(33) I Want More - Can (entered 2 Oct)
            34(re) Work All Day - Barry Biggs
            35 (-) Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton

            2 Oct 76

            31 (-) Under One Roof - Rubettes
            32 (-) Destiny - Candi Staton
            33 (-) Disco Music - JALN Band (entered 9 Oct)
            34(35) Baby I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
            35 (-) Benny and The Jets - Elton John

            9 Oct 76

            31 (-) If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (entered 16 Oct)
            32 (-) Love and Affection - Joan Armatrading (entered 23 Oct)
            33 (-) I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan/John Ford Coley (entered 16 Oct)
            34 (-) Laser Love - T.Rex
            35(31) Under One Roof - Rubettes

            16 Oct 76

            31 (-) Couldn't Get it Right - Climax Blues Band (entered 23 Oct)
            32 (-) Queen of My Soul - Average White Band (entered 23 Oct)
            33 (-) Jaws - Lalo Schifrin (entered 23 Oct)
            34(32) Love and Affection - Joan Armatrading (entered 23 Oct)
            35 (-) Soul Dracula - Hot Blood

            23 Oct 76

            31 (-) Without You - Nillson (entered 30 Oct)
            32 (-) Remember Yesterday - John Miles
            33 (-) She's Gone - Hall & Oates (entered 30 Oct)
            34 (-) Funny How Time Slips Away - Dorothy Moore
            35(35) Soul Dracula - Hot Blood

            30 Oct 76

            31(35) Soul Dracula - Hot Blood
            32 (-) Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
            33 (-) Fairytale - Dana (entered 27 Nov)
            34 (-) You're My Best Friend - Don Williams (entered 6 Nov)
            35(34) Funny How Time Slips Away - Dorothy Moore

            6 Nov 76

            31 (-) Rock'n'Me - Steve Miller Band (entered 13 Nov)
            32(re) Remember Yesterday - John Miles
            33 (-) Lowdown - Boz Scaggs (entered 13 Nov)
            34 (-) I Can't Live a Dream - Osmonds
            35 (-) Under the Moon of Love - Showaddywaddy (entered 13 Nov)

            13 Nov 76

            31 (-) So Sad the Song - Gladys Knight & the Pips (entered 4 Dec)
            32(34) I Can't Live a Dream - Osmonds
            33 (-) Hot Valves EP - Be Bop Deluxe (entered 27 Nov)
            34 (-) Love's a Prima Donna - Steve Harley
            35 (-) Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton

            20 Nov 76

            31(31) So Sad the Song - Gladys Knight & the Pips (entered 4 Dec)
            32(34) Love's a Prima Donna - Steve Harley
            33 (-) Money Money Money - Abba (entered 27 Nov)
            34 (-) Get Back - Rod Stewart (entered 27 Nov)
            35 (-) Somebody to Love - Queen (entered 27 Nov)

            27 Nov 76

            31(31) So Sad the Song - Gladys Knight & the Pips (entered 4 Dec)
            32 (-) Secrets - Sutherland Brothers
            33 (-) Say You Love Me - Fleetwood Mac
            34(re) Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton
            35 (-) Hey Mr Dream Maker - Cliff Richard (entered 11 Dec)

            4 Dec 76

            31(32) Secrets - Sutherland Brothers
            32 (-) We Can Work It Out - Four Seasons
            33(re) Love's a Prima Donna - Steve Harley
            34 (-) Happy Days - Pratt & McClain (entered 15 Oct 77!)
            35 (-) Love So Right - Bee Gees

            11 Dec 76

            31(32) We Can Work It Out - Four Seasons
            32 (-) Teenage Depression - Eddie & The Hot Rods (had already charted)
            33 (-) Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Rose Royce
            34 (-) Wild Side of Life - Status Quo (entered 18 Dec)
            35(31) Secrets - Sutherland Brothers

            18 Dec 76

            31 (-) Sing Me an Old Fashioned Song - Billie Jo Spears
            32 (-)The Champion - Willie Mitchell
            33 (-) Ring out Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull (entered 25 Dec)
            34 (-) Save Me - Clodagh Rodgers
            35 (-) Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols (entered 25 Dec)

            25 Dec 76

            31 (-) Keep It Comin' Love - KC & the Sunshine Band (entered 22 Jan)
            32 (-) Daddy Cool - Boney M (entered 8 Jan)
            33 (-) Maggie May - Rod Stewart
            34 (-) Flip - Jesse Green (entered 15 Jan)
            35(32) The Champion - Willie Mitchell
            Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13th, 2020, 01:55.

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            • #7
              Spotted some of these are included in scans I have. I don’t have many NME scans from this period but find below the ones I have where hearts are missing
              24 May 1975
              https://www.dropbox.com/s/g43eq19hyj...bling.jpg?dl=0
              28 June 1975
              https://www.dropbox.com/s/rwbg5xhx8i...bling.jpg?dl=0
              27 Dec 1975
              https://www.dropbox.com/s/ktqkh9abap...20NME.jpg?dl=0
              http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
              Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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              • #8
                Going to post these as well which are the only two scans I have from later years with bubblers. May be of use
                20 Oct 1977
                https://www.dropbox.com/s/dksxpzr7ys...20NME.jpg?dl=0
                20 Dec 1980
                https://www.dropbox.com/s/jgo8sr5d8b...20NME.pdf?dl=0
                http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                • #9
                  Many thanks!

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                  • #10
                    Have updated for the 27 Dec 75 breakers but for some reason I'm unable to edit my first post in this thread so can't update for the new 24 May 75 info.

                    I'll post here in the meantime:

                    24 May 75

                    31 Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Eric Clapton (entered 31 May)
                    32 The Proud One - Osmonds (entered 31 May)
                    33 Papa Oom Mow Mow - Sharonettes
                    34 Don't Be Cruel - Billy Swan
                    35 Where Is the Love - Betty Wright (had already charted)

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                    • #11
                      I edited your first post. Took ages to save. We are having issues wit the new site and are working to fix them.
                      http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                      Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                      • #12
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                        Last edited by Metalweb; Thu January 30th, 2020, 19:03.

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                        • #13
                          1 Jan 77
                          no chart

                          8 Jan 77
                          none listed

                          15 Jan 77

                          31 New Kid in Town - Eagles (entered 22 Jan)
                          32 Don't Believe a Word - Thin Lizzy (entered 22 Jan)
                          33 Every Man Must Have a Dream - Liverpool Express (entered 22 Jan)
                          34 Keep It Comin' Love - KC & Sunshine Band (entered 22 Jan)

                          22 Jan 77

                          31 (-) Don't Leave Me This Way - Harold Melvin (entered 29 Jan)
                          32 (-) Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
                          33 (-) You+Me=Love - Undisputed Truth
                          34(re) Save Me - Clodagh Rodgers
                          35 (-) You - Randy Edelman

                          Clodagh also made the BMRB breakers

                          29 Jan 77

                          31 (-) Jack in the Box - Moments (entered 5 Feb)
                          32 (-) Boogie Nights - Heatwave (entered 5 Feb)
                          33 (-) Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Rose Royce
                          34(33) You+Me=Love - Undisputed Truth
                          35 (-) More Than a Feeling - Boston (entered 5 Feb)

                          5 Feb 77

                          31 (-) Year of the Cat - Al Stewart (entered 12 Feb)
                          32 (-) Every Little Teardrop - Gallagher and Lyle
                          33 (-) Everybody's Talkin' About Love - Silver Convention (entered 12 Feb)
                          34 (-) Body Heat - James Brown
                          35(34) You+Me=Love - Undisputed Truth

                          12 Feb 77

                          31 (-) This is Tomorrow - Bryan Ferry (entered 19 Feb)
                          32(34) Body Heat - James Brown
                          33 (-) I Wanna Go Back - New Seekers (entered 19 Feb)
                          34(35) You+Me=Love - Undisputed Truth
                          35(32) Every Little Teardrop - Gallagher and Lyle

                          19 Feb 77

                          31 (-) Baby I Know - Rubettes (entered 26 Feb)
                          32 (-) Darlin' Darlin' Baby - O'Jays (entered 5 Mar)
                          33 (-) Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary McGregor (entered 26 Feb)
                          34 (-) Soul Cha Cha - Van McCoy
                          35 (-) Saturday Nite - Earth Wind and Fire (entered 26 Feb)

                          26 Feb 77

                          31 (-) Maybe I'm Amazed - Wings (entered 5 Mar)
                          32 (-) First Thing in the Morning - Kiki Dee
                          33 (-) (Get a) Grip (On Yourself) - Stranglers
                          34 (-) Knowing Me Knowing You - Abba (entered 5 Mar)
                          35(32) Darlin' Darlin' Baby - O'Jays (entered 5 Mar)

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                            5 Mar 77

                            31 (-) Moody Blue - Elvis Presley (entered 12 Mar)
                            32 (-) Crazy Water - Elton John (entered 12 Mar)
                            33(33) (Get a) Grip (On Yourself) - Stranglers
                            34 (-) Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Barbara Dickson (entered 12 Mar)

                            12 Mar 77

                            31 (-) Love in C Minor - Cerrone (entered 26 Mar)
                            32 (-) A Groovy Kind of Love - Les Gray
                            33(re) First Thing in the Morning - Kiki Dee
                            34 (-) One Drink Too Many - Sailor
                            35 (-) Your Own Special Way - Genesis

                            19 Mar 77

                            31(33) First Thing in the Morning - Kiki Dee
                            32(32) A Groovy Kind of Love - Les Gray
                            33 (-) Double Dutch - Fatback Band
                            34 (-) Soul Cha Cha - Van McCoy
                            35(31) Love in C Minor - Cerrone (entered 26 Mar)

                            26 Mar 77

                            31 (-) Tear Me Apart - Suzi Quatro (had already charted)
                            32 (-) Gimme Some - Brendon (entered 2 Apr)
                            33(33) Double Dutch - Fatback Band
                            34 (-) Because - Demis Roussos
                            35 (-) Rock Bottom - Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran (entered 9 Apr)

                            2 Apr 77

                            31 (-) Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold (entered 16 Apr)
                            32(33) Double Dutch - Fatback Band
                            33 (-) Free - Deniece Williams (entered 9 Apr)
                            34 (-) $7000 and You - Stylistics
                            35(31) Tear Me Apart - Suzi Quatro (had already charted)

                            9 Apr 77

                            31 (-) Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel (entered 16 Apr)
                            32 (-) Evergreen - Barbra Streisand (entered 16 Apr)
                            33 (-) Reaching for the World - Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
                            34 (-) 5th Anniversary EP - Judge Dread

                            16 Apr 77
                            none listed

                            23 Apr 77

                            31 (-) Another Funny Honeymoon - David Dundas (entered 30 Apr)
                            32(re) $7000 and You - Stylistics
                            33 (-) Good Morning Judge - 10cc (entered 30 Apr)
                            34 (-) Ain't Gonna Bump No More - Joe Tex (entered 30 Apr)

                            30 Apr 77

                            31 (-) I Might Be Lying - Eddie and the Hot Rods
                            32 (-) It's You - Manhattans
                            33 (-) Where is the Love - Delegation (entered 14 May)
                            34 (-) Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow - Tom Jones
                            Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13th, 2020, 02:01.

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                            • #15
                              7 May 77

                              31 (-) It's a Game - Bay City Rollers (entered 14 May)
                              32 (-) You're My Life - Barry Biggs
                              33(33) Where is the Love - Delegation (entered 14 May)
                              34 (-) Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - Detroit Spinners (entered 14 May)

                              14 May 77

                              31 (-) In The City - Jam
                              32 (-) You Keep Me Hangin' On - Roni Hill
                              33 (-) Hello Stranger - Yvonne Elliman (entered 28 May)
                              34 (-) I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & Sunshine Band

                              21 May 77

                              31 (-) Disco Inferno - Trammps (entered 28 May)
                              32 (-) Rendezvous - Tina Charles
                              33(33) Hello Stranger - Yvonne Elliman (entered 28 May)
                              34 (-) OK - Rock Follies (entered 28 May)

                              28 May 77

                              31 (-) The Whole Town's Laughing at Me - Teddy Pendergrass
                              32 (-) Calendar Song - Trinidad Oil Company (entered 4 June)
                              33 (-) Sneakin' Suspicion - Dr Feelgood
                              34 (-) Let Your Body Go Downtown - Martyn Ford Orchestra

                              4 June 77

                              31 (-) Don't Let Go - Manhattan Transfer (entered 11 June)
                              32 (-) Show You the Way to Go - Jacksons (entered 11 June)
                              33 (-) Join the Party - Honky (entered 18 June)
                              34 (-) Nature Boy - George Benson (entered 11 June)

                              11 June 77

                              31(33) Join the party - Honky

                              18 June 77

                              31 (-) Come With Me - Jesse Green (entered 2 July)
                              32 (-) Bite Your Lip - Elton John (entered 25 June)
                              33 (-) Sneakin' Suspicion - Dr Feelgood
                              34 (-) Remote Control - Clash
                              35 (-) Anything That's Rock'n'Roll - Tom Petty (entered 25 June)

                              The single The Clash didn't want released also crept into the BMRB breakers

                              25 June 77

                              31 (-) Exodus - Bob Marley and the Wailers (entered 2 July)
                              32 (-) I Can Prove It - Tony Etoria (entered 16 July
                              33 (-) Feel the Need - Detroit Emeralds (entered 2 July)
                              34(re) Don't Let Go - Manhattan Transfer (had already Charted)

                              2 July 77

                              31 (-) Give a Little Bit - Supertramp (entered 23 July)
                              32 (-) What It Is - Garnet Mimms
                              33 (-) Baby Baby - Vibrators
                              34 (-) Chinese Rocks - Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

                              The Heartbreakers made the BMRB breakers; The Vibrators' likeable Stones pastiche didn't.
                              Last edited by Metalweb; Sat March 7th, 2020, 19:39. Reason: Added 28 May

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                              • #16
                                9 July 77

                                31 (-) One Step Away - Tavares (entered 16 July)
                                32 (-) Farmer Bill's Cowman - Wurzels
                                33 (-) Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
                                34 (re) Don't Let Go - Manhattan Transfer (had already charted)

                                16 July 77

                                31 (-)Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
                                32 (-) Give a Little Bit - Supertramp (entered 23 July)
                                33 (-) Motorhead - Motorhead
                                34 (-) A Little Boogie Woogie - Gary Glitter (entered 30 July)

                                Lemmy & Co also made the BMRB breakers, but had to wait another year for their first official hit single.

                                23 July 77

                                31 (-) This Perfect Day - Saints
                                32(34) A Little Boogie Woogie - Gary Glitter (entered 30 July)
                                33 (-) When Two Worlds Drift Apart - Cliff Richard
                                34 (-) Your Song - Billy Paul

                                30 July 77

                                31 (-) Nights on Broadway - Candi Staton (entered 6 Aug)
                                32 (-) You Made Me Believe in Magic - Bay City Rollers
                                33(31) This Perfect Day - Saints
                                34 (-) I'm In You - Peter Frampton
                                35 (-) Prove It - Television (entered 6 Aug)

                                6 Aug 77

                                31 (-) Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
                                32 (-) Swallow My Pride - Ramones (entered 13 Aug)
                                33 (-) Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon (entered 13 Aug)
                                34 (-) Devil's Gun - CJ & Co

                                13 Aug 77

                                31 (-) Pinnocchio Theory - Bootsy's Rubber Band
                                32 (-) Love's Such a Wonderful Thing - Real Thing
                                33 (-) You Made Me Believe in Magic - Bay City Rollers

                                Bootsy (aka William Earl Collins) also made the BMRB breakers.

                                20 Aug 77

                                31 (-) I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind - Yvonne Elliman (entered 27 Aug)
                                32 (re) Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols
                                33 (-) Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (entered 27 Aug)
                                34(31) Pinnocchio Theory - Bootsy's Rubber Band

                                Nearly a surprise re-entry for the Pistols.

                                27 Aug 77

                                31 (-) Sunshine After the Rain - Elkie Brooks (entered 3 Sept)
                                32 (-) All I Think About is You - Nillson
                                33 (-) Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Adverts (entered 3 Sept)
                                34 (-) Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love With You - Dooleys (entered 10 Sept)

                                3 Sept 77

                                31 (-) His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley
                                32 (-) She's Not You - Elvis Presley
                                33(34) Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love With You - Dooleys (entered 10 Sept)
                                34 (-) Gimme Dat Banana - Black Gorilla

                                Neither Elvis track was among those that officially charted in the weeks following his death. She's Not You didn't reach the BMRB breakers either.

                                10 Sept 77

                                31 (-) Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley
                                32 (-) Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
                                33 (-) Thunder In My Heart - Leo Sayer (entered 17 Sept)
                                34 (-) The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley

                                17 Sept 77

                                31(re) Gimme Dat Banana - Black Gorilla
                                32 (-) Pipeline - Bruce Johnston
                                33 (-) Do Your Dance - Rose Royce
                                34(31) Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley

                                24 Sept 77

                                31 (-) Your Generation - Generation X
                                32 (-) Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara (entered 1 Oct)
                                33 (-) Cool Out Tonight - David Essex (entered 8 Oct)
                                34 (-) Kill the King - Rainbow

                                1 Oct 77

                                31(31) Your Generation - Generation X
                                32 (-) Star Wars Theme - Meco (entered 8 Oct)
                                33(33) Cool Out Tonight - David Essex (entered 8 Oct)
                                34 (-) Greatest Love Of All - George Benson (entered 8 Oct)
                                Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13th, 2020, 02:07.

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                                • #17
                                  Have updated earlier posts with recently unearthed info for 22 Mar 75, 21 June 75 and 16 Aug 75.

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                                  • #18
                                    8 Oct 77

                                    31 (-) Happy Days - Pratt & McClain (entered 15 Oct)
                                    32 (-) Heroes - David Bowie
                                    33(31) Your Generation - Generation X

                                    15 Oct 77

                                    31 (-) Brick House - Commodores
                                    32 (-) Hot Tracks EP - Nazareth (entered 22 Oct)
                                    33 (-) Home is Where the Heart Is - Gladys Knight & the Pips
                                    34 (-) The Water Margin - Godiego (entered 29 Oct)

                                    22 Oct 77

                                    31 (-) We Are the Champions - Queen (entered 29 Oct)
                                    32 (-) I Believe You - Dorothy Moore (entered 29 Oct)
                                    33 (-) New Live & Rare - Deep Purple (entered 29 Oct)
                                    34 (-) She's Not There - Santana (entered 5 Nov)

                                    29 Oct 77
                                    none listed

                                    5 Nov 77
                                    none listed

                                    12 Nov 77

                                    31 (-) Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh! - Lenny Williams
                                    32 (-) Daddy Cool/The Girl Can't Help It - Darts (entered 19 Nov)
                                    33 (-) Love Bug - Tina Charles
                                    34 (-) Floral Dance - Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band (entered 19 Nov)

                                    19 Nov 77

                                    31 (-) Baby Baby My Love's All For You - Deniece Williams
                                    32 (-) Mull of Kintyre - Wings (entered 26 Nov)
                                    33(33) Love Bug - Tina Charles
                                    34 (-) Love Of My Life - Dooleys (entered 3 Dec)

                                    26 Nov 77

                                    31 (-) Safety In Numbers - Adverts
                                    32(34) Love Of My Life - Dooleys (entered 3 Dec)
                                    33(31) Baby Baby My Love's All For You - Deniece Williams
                                    34 (-) Georgina Bailey - Noosha Fox

                                    The Adverts also made the BMRB star breakers with their anti-new wave new wave single.

                                    3 Dec 77

                                    31 (-) It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler (entered 10 Dec)
                                    32(34) Georgina Bailey - Noosha Fox
                                    33 (-) Goin' Places - Jacksons (had already charted)
                                    34 (-) Only the Strong Survive - Billy Paul

                                    10 Dec 77

                                    31 (-) White Christmas - Bing Crosby (entered 17 Dec)
                                    32 (-) As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson (entered 17 Dec)
                                    33 (-) Jamming/Punky Reggae Party - Bob Marley (entered 17 Dec)
                                    34 (-) San Francisco - Village People

                                    17 Dec 77

                                    31 (-) Get On the Funk Train - Music Machine
                                    32 (-) Hollywood - Boz Scaggs
                                    33 (-) Wild Youth - Generation X
                                    34(34) San Francisco - Village People

                                    Billy Idol & Co spent most of December languishing in the BMRB star breakers.

                                    24 Dec 77

                                    31(32) Hollywood - Boz Scaggs
                                    32 (-) Muppet Show Music Hall EP - Muppets
                                    33 (-) Uptown Top Ranking - Althia & Donna (entered 7 Jan)
                                    34 (-) Run Back - Carl Douglas (entered 14 Jan)

                                    31 Dec 77
                                    no chart
                                    Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13th, 2020, 02:12.

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                                    • #19
                                      7 Jan 78

                                      31 Hollywood - Boz Scaggs
                                      32 Muppet Show Music Hall EP - Muppets
                                      33 Run Back - Carl Douglas (entered 14 Jan)

                                      14 Jan 78

                                      31(-) I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love - Emotions
                                      32(-) Desiree - Neil Diamond
                                      33(-) Who's Gonna Love Me - Imperials (entered 21 Jan)
                                      34(31)Hollywood - Boz Scaggs

                                      21 Jan 78

                                      31 (-) Wishing on a Star - Rose Royce (entered 4 Feb)
                                      32 (-) Choosing You - Lenny Williams
                                      33(31) I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love - Emotions
                                      34 (-) Heartsong - Gordon Giltrap

                                      Choosing You also made the BMRB Star Breakers

                                      28 Jan 78

                                      31 (-) Isn't It Time - Babys
                                      32(31) Wishing on a Star - Rose Royce (entered 4 Feb)
                                      33(33) I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love - Emotions
                                      34 (-) Theme from Which Way Is Up - Stargard (entered 4 Feb)

                                      4 Feb 78
                                      none listed

                                      11 Feb 78

                                      31 Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel (entered 18 Feb)
                                      32 Words - Rita Coolidge (entered 11 Mar)
                                      33 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush (entered 18 Feb)
                                      34 Nervous Wreck - Radio Stars

                                      18 Feb 78

                                      31 (-) Rising Free EP - Tom Robinson Band (entered 25 Feb)
                                      32 (-) Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me - Peter Brown
                                      33(32) Words - Rita Coolidge (entered 11 Mar)
                                      34 (-) Denis - Blondie (entered 4 Mar)

                                      25 Feb 78

                                      31(re) Nervous Wreck - Radio Stars
                                      32 (-) Lilac Wine - Elkie Brooks (entered 11 Mar)
                                      33(34) Denis - Blondie (entered 4 Mar)
                                      34 (-) What Do I Get - Buzzcocks (had already charted)

                                      Incidentally, NME's chart page for this week carried the following announcement:

                                      "National press allegations and revelations concerning chart rigging, which have received widespread publicity during the last few days, have not been directed at the NME charts. NME has steadfastly adhered to Top 30 charts, always believing that any lower position would be more vulnerable to hyping. This is why NME has, despite numerous requests from readers, adamantly refused to extend its charts beyond the Top 30, and why it is confident in the authenticity of those charts."



                                      Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13th, 2020, 02:17.

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                                      • #20
                                        ^
                                        The chart rigging story also featured in Record Mirror in their issue which was also dated 25/02/78 under the heading "Charts: BPI to hold emergency meeting". It followed allegations of chart hyping which had appeared in four national newspapers during the previous week. The Daily Mirror specifically named A&M, a label who had already been accused of hyping activity the previous summer.

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                                        • #21
                                          The "despite numerous requests from readers" part is interesting - it goes against the received wisdom that the NME's readership had lost interest in mainstream charts by the late 70s.

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                                          • #22
                                            Added more unearthed info for 1975: 5 April, 19 July and 13 Dec.

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                                            • #23
                                              4 Mar 78

                                              31 (-) Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs - Brian & Michael (entered 18 Mar)
                                              32 (-) News of the World - Jam (entered 18 Mar)
                                              33(32) Lilac Wine - Elkie Brooks (entered 11 Mar)
                                              34 (-) Baby Come Back - Player

                                              11 Mar 78

                                              31 (-) I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass - Nick Lowe (entered 18 Mar)
                                              32 (-) Follow You Follow Me - Genesis (entered 18 Mar)
                                              33(31) Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs - Brian & Michael (entered 18 Mar)
                                              34 (-) I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea - Elvis Costello (entered 18 Mar)

                                              18 Mar 78

                                              31 (-) Singin' in the Rain - Sheila B Devotion (entered 25 Mar)
                                              32(re) Baby Come Back - Player
                                              33 (-) What's Your Name, What's Your Number - Andrea True Connection (entered 25 Mar)
                                              34 (-) Stay With Me Baby - David Essex

                                              25 Mar 78

                                              31 (-) Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill (entered 1 Apr)
                                              32 (-) I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me - Tina Charles (entered 1 Apr)
                                              33 (-) Ready Steady Go - Generation X
                                              34(32) Baby Come Back - Player

                                              1 Apr 78
                                              none listed

                                              8 Apr 78

                                              31 Let's All Chant - Michael Zager Band (entered 22 Apr)
                                              32 Ku Klux Klan - Steel Pulse
                                              33 Scotland Forever - Sidney Devine
                                              34 Don't Cost You Nothing - Ashford & Simpson

                                              Ashford & Simpson briefly featured in the BMRB Star Breakers.

                                              15 Apr 78

                                              31 (-) Ego - Elton John (entered 22 Apr)
                                              32(31) Let's All Chant - Michael Zager Band (entered 22 Apr)
                                              33 (-) Jack and Jill - Raydio (entered 6 May)
                                              34(32) Ku Klux Klan - Steel Pulse

                                              22 Apr 78

                                              31 (-) Foxhole - Television
                                              32 (-) Do It Do It Again - Raffaella Carra (entered 6 May)
                                              33(33) Jack and Jill - Raydio (entered 6 May)
                                              34 (-) Satisfaction - Devo (entered 29 Apr)

                                              29 Apr 78

                                              31(33) Jack and Jill - Raydio (entered 6 May)
                                              32(32) Do It Do It Again - Raffaella Carra (entered 6 May)
                                              33 (-) Hi Tension - Hi Tension (entered 13 May)
                                              34 (-) Because the Night - Patti Smith Group (entered 6 May)
                                              Last edited by Metalweb; Tue February 11th, 2020, 17:48. Reason: added 18 March details

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                                              • #24
                                                Raffaella Carra was a big TV star in Italy for years, decades even. What were she doing in the UK charts?!

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                                                • #25
                                                  Very much a one hit wonder here!

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