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  • THANK YOU METAL WEB, AND ALL.

    RNR NEVER DIE.

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    • 6 Aug 83

      51 (-) Feel The Love - 10cc
      52 (-) Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz
      53 (-) Bad Day - Carmel (entered 13 Aug)
      54 (-) I Don't Remember - Peter Gabriel
      55(53) She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
      56 (-) I Get The Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson
      57(64) Just Fascination - Cabaret Voltaire
      58(65) Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Adverts
      59(44) Blue Monday - New Order
      60(56) Stop In The Name Of Love - Hollies
      61(57) Pieces Of Ice - Diana Ross
      62(75) Never Too Late - Lonnie Liston Smith
      63(60) Trouble In Paradise - Al Jarreau
      64 (-) He Is Sailing - Jon & Vangelis
      65 (-) Just Can't Help Believing - Boystown Gang
      66 (-) Watching You Watching Me - David Grant (entered 20 Aug)
      67(48) Love To Stay - Altered Images
      68(63) Whodunnit - Crass
      69 (-) Come Dancing - Kinks (entered 13 Aug)
      70(45) Happy - Michael Jackson
      71(30) I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John
      72(26) Give It Some Emotion - Tracie
      73 (-) Get Down Saturday Night - Oliver Cheatham (had already charted)
      74(41) When We Were Young - Bucks Fizz
      75 (-) Never Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendes (had already charted)

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      • 'Feel The Love (Oomachasaooma)' was 10cc's last single prior to Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman deciding to mothball / end the band. They would later reform and record an album in 1991 along with former members Kevin Godley and Lol Creme.

        'Six Months In A Leaky Boat' by Split Enz was a re-issue. It had originally been released during the Falklands War in April 1982 and had been banned by the BBC becuase of its inappropriate title.

        It was also second time around for 'She Blinded Me With Science' by Thomas Dolby. The record had previously peaked at number 49 on the Gallup chart in November 1982. This time around it would peak at number 56.

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        • 13 Aug 83

          51 (-) Indian Summer - Belle Stars (entered 27 Aug)
          52(64) He Is Sailing - Jon & Vangelis
          53(60) Stop In The Name Of Love - Hollies
          54 (-) Johnny Friendly - Jo Boxers (entered 27 Aug)
          55 (-) Lean On Me! - Redskins (entered 3 Sept)
          56 (-) Always Something There to Remind Me - Naked Eyes
          57 (-) Busy Doing Nothing - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
          58 (-) Party Time - Kurtis Blow
          59(65) I Just Can't Help Believing - Boystown Gang
          60 (-) We're Gonna Groove Tonight - The Biz
          61(59) Blue Monday - New Order
          62 (-) Don't Cry - Asia (entered 20 Aug)
          63(28) Tantalise - Jimmy The Hoover
          64(50) Put Our Heads Together - O'Jays
          65(66) Watching You Watching Me - David Grant (entered 20 Aug)
          66(52) Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz
          67(46) Shine - Motorhead
          68 (-) Stay On Top - Uriah Heep (entered 27 Aug)
          69(49) Crazy - Manhattans
          70 (-) Blue Skies - Jets
          71(42) Death Cult EP - Death Cult
          72(39) The Sun Goes Down - Level 42
          73 (-) Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Agnetha Faltskog
          74(38) For You _ Farmers Boys
          75(51) Feel The Love - 10cc
          Last edited by Metalweb; Fri August 28, 2020, 22:18.

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          • 20 Aug 83

            51(51) Indian Summer - Belle Stars (entered 27 Aug)
            52 (-) Changing For You - Chi-Lites
            53(54) Johnny Friendly - Jo Boxers (entered 27 Aug)
            54(57) Busy Doing Nothing - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
            55 (re) Garden Party - Marillion
            56(47) The Man With Four Way Hips - Tom Tom Club
            57(68) Stay On Top - Uriah Heep (entered 27 Aug)
            58 (-) Save A Little Love For Me - Dennis Brown
            59 (-) Ticket To The Tropics - Coconuts
            60 (-) Holy Diver - Dio
            61 (re) Him - Sarah Brightman
            62 (-) What Am I Gonna Do - Rod Stewart (entered 27 Aug)
            63(35) Walking In The Rain - Modern Romance
            64(38) Rock'n'Roll Is King - ELO
            65(71) Death Cult EP - Death Cult
            66 (-) Cheerio Toodlepip - Toy Dolls
            67(55) Lean On Me! - Redskins
            68 (-) Popcorn Love - New Edition (entered 27 Aug)
            69 (-) Crazy - Manhattans (had already charted)
            70(49) Prime Time - Haircut 100
            71 (-) To A Nation Of Animal Lovers - Conflict (entered 3 Sept)
            72(44) Nightmare - Saxon
            73(45) Forbidden Colours - Sylvian & Sakamoto
            74(31) Bad Boys - Wham
            75(67) Shine - Motorhead

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            • Ah, the Toy Dolls, a local group to me. Unfortunately they support the wrong team, they're red and white rather than black and white!
              Last edited by Robbie; Sat August 29, 2020, 14:15.

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              • 27 Aug 83

                51 (-) You're The One - Katie Kissoon
                52 (-) Half The Day's Gone - Kenny Lynch (entered 10 Sep)
                53(re) Put Our Heads Together - O'Jays
                54(54) Busy Doing Nothing - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
                55(45) Baby Jane - Rod Stewart
                56 (-) You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll - Twisted Sister
                57(40) Mean Streak - Y&T
                58(23) Do It Again /Billie Jean - Club House
                59(52) Changing For You - Chi-Lites
                60 (-) Blue World - Moody Blues (entered 3 Sep)
                61(67) Lean On Me! - Redskins
                62 (-) Tahiti - David Essex (entered 17 Sep)
                63(71) To A Nation Of Animal Lovers - Conflict (entered 3 Sep)
                64(re) Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Agnetha Faltskog
                65 (-) Lined Up - Shriekback
                66(29) Never Stop - Echo & The Bunnymen
                67(30) It's Over - Funkmasters
                68(60) Holy Diver - Dio
                69 (-) It's Raining Men - Weather Girls (entered 17 Sep)
                70(39) Flashdance - Irene Cara
                71(56) The Man With Four Way Hips - Tom Tom Club
                72 (-) Rock Of Ages - Def Leppard (entered 3 Sep)
                73(47) War Baby - Tom Robinson
                74 (-) Just Outside Of Heaven - H2O
                75 (-) You're Lookin' Hot Tonight - Barry Manilow (entered 17 Sep)

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                • thank you.

                  RNR NEVER DIE.

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                  • The Kenny Lynch records 'Half The Day's Gone And We Haven't Earned A Penny' was expected to be a massive hit. Very popular in clubs it was championed by Record Mirror Disco columnist James Hamilton who tipped it to be a top 40 hit. Normally he was quite good at tipping dance tracks turning into pop hits but in this case he was wide of the mark. The single stalled at number 50 on the Gallup chart.

                    It took The Weather Girls three attempts to turn 'It's Raining Men' into a big hit. It was first released in December 1982 but was a flop. It was then re-released in July 1983 but underperformed. It was then re-promoted in February 1984 when it became a number 2 hit. It even re-entered the chart in 2001 and 2014, the latter as a download. I can't remember why it charted in 2014. It reached number 31 with just one week on the chart but it was a bit too late to have charted off the back of, say, The X-Factor.

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                    • Must admit I've no memory at all of the Kenny Lynch track.

                      Listening back it's pleasant enough but hardly sounds like a nailed-on hit to me....

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                      • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
                        Must admit I've no memory at all of the Kenny Lynch track.

                        Listening back it's pleasant enough but hardly sounds like a nailed-on hit to me....
                        It was more popular with the London and south east jazz-funk crowd and wasn't really the sort of dance music that would sell in the north and Scotland. I sometimes used to think that James Hamilton (as great as I thought he was) was too London centric in his write ups. It probably was a bigger hit in the south but I doubt it sold much in the north.

                        Looking at the comments on YouTube just about everyone who is reminiscing about the record are from the London area. I also forgot that Kenny had died last December, exactly one week before Christmas.

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                        • 3 Sept 83

                          51(62) Tahiti - David Essex (entered 17 Sept)
                          52(29) Don't Cry - Asia
                          53 (-) If You Could See Me Now - Skakatak
                          54(30) Freak - Bruce Foxton
                          55(51) You're The One - Katie Kissoon
                          56(35) It's Late - Shakin' Stevens
                          57(54) Busy Doing Nothing - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
                          58(37) Ballerina (Prima Donna) - Steve Harley
                          59 (-) Dr Jam (In The Slam) - Men At Play
                          60(38) Every Day I Write The Book - Elvis Costello
                          61 (-) Until I Get You - Hanoi Rocks
                          62 (-) Night And Day - Everything But The Girl
                          63(39) Popcorn Love - New Edition
                          64(53) Put Our Heads Together - O'Jays
                          65(65) Lined Up - Shriekback
                          66(42) Wrapped Around Your Finger - Police
                          67(75) You're Lookin' Hot Tonight - Barry Manilow (entered 17 Sept)
                          68(52) Half The Day's Gone - Kenny Lynch (entered 10 Sept)
                          69 (-) Ray-gun-omics - Project Future
                          70(43) Come Live With Me - Heaven 17
                          71 (-) Don't You Get So Mad - Jeffrey Osborne
                          72(44) Stay On Top - Uriah Heep
                          73 (-) Fool For You - Julie Roberts
                          74(45) Indian Summer - Belle Stars
                          75(48) Johnny Friendly - Jo Boxers

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                          • 10 Sept 83

                            51 (-) It's Raining Men - Weather Girls (entered 17 Sept)
                            52 (-) Band Of Gold - Sylvester
                            53 (-) Jam On Revenge - Newcleus (entered 1 Oct)
                            54(51) Tahiti - David Essex (entered 17 Sept)
                            55(37) To A Nation Of Animal Lovers - Conflict
                            56(35) It's Late - Shakin' Stevens
                            57(55) You're The One - Katie Kissoon
                            58(75) Johnny Friendly - Jo Boxers
                            59(33) Who's That Girl - Eurythmics
                            60(44) Trees And Flowers - Strawberry Switchblade
                            61(45) Lean On Me! - Redskins
                            62 (-) And The Band Played On - Flash & The Pan
                            63(43) Is It Love - Gang Of Four
                            64(67) You're Lookin' Hot Tonight - Barry Manilow (entered 17 Sept)
                            65(48) Blue World - Moody Blues
                            66 (-) Solidarity - Little Steven
                            67(29) Give It Some Emotion - Tracie
                            68 (-) Come Back And Stay - Paul Young (entered 17 Sept)
                            69(49) Will You Stay Tonight - Comsat Angels
                            70(39) Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
                            71 (-) The Crusher - Bananamen
                            72 (-) Go Deh Yaka - Monyaka (entered 17 Sept)
                            73(71) Don't You Get So Mad - Jeffrey Osborne
                            74(57) Busy Doing Nothing - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
                            75(re) Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Agnetha Faltskog
                            Last edited by Metalweb; Sat September 5, 2020, 18:42.

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                            • Interesting that NME charted the Flash & The Pan single under it's original 1978 title 'And The Band Played On' as it was re-issued in 1983 under the title 'Down Among The Dead Men'. The latter title was in fact the original 1978 title of the song in every country the record was released except in the UK where it's full title back then was 'And The Band Played On (Down Among The Dead Men)'. Whatever the title it's a great song that I recall from 1978. The inspiration for the song was the sinking of the passenger liner RMS Titanic in 1912 where, according to legend, as the liner was sinking "the band played on" (the last song played was said to be the hymn 'Nearer, My God, To Thee').

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                              • ^

                                Oops...my mistake!

                                NME did have DATDM as the title but I seem to have "corrected" it back to the title I was more familiar with!

                                Agree it's a great track and surprising it wasn't a proper hit even after the surprise success of Waiting For A Train earlier in the year....

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                                • Sadly Flash & The Pan struggled to have hits in the UK. Perhaps they were just too quirky though at least 'Waiting For A Train' did catch on. I remember their first single, 'Hey St Peter', from one of its releases (it was released in April 1977, February 1978 and August 1979!) as it got a few plays on Radio 1. With 'Hey St Peter' being released three times and 'And The Band Played On' twice they certainly tried in vain to have more than a fleeting moment of success.

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                                  • I liked Flash and The Pan too (Hey St Peter in particular).

                                    A lot of their material reminded me of The Days Of Pearly Spencer but even that wasn't a hit here until Marc Almond's version in '92!

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                                    • Fun fact: apparently NME still compiled Top 75 (at least for albums) after 1984 - I judge by a couple of errors I've seen while looking through their lists, as they listed a position below #50 for re-entering LPs instead of "RE" sign. One I remember clearly is Culture Club's "Waking up with the house on fire". Also The Network Chart they published since 1988 was also Top 75, judging by the same instances. Strange they only printed the Top 50s.

                                      By the way, anybody know if NME chart books used Top 50 or Top 75 since 1988? Oh, and does anybody know when NME stopped publishing The Network Chart? I cannot find any since Spring 1995...

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                                      • Both of these songs did reach the Gallup Top 100

                                        2 July 83
                                        Here We'll Stay - Frida & Phil Collins [#100, June 25th]

                                        10 Sept 83
                                        Is It Love - Gang Of Four [#88, August 27th]

                                        & the last one not your error but what was printed in No1 Magazine

                                        Rock The Message - Grandmaster Flash [25 Jun 83]

                                        it should be called "Rock The Message Rap" by Grand Master Chilly-T & Stevie G

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                                        • The NME chart books only used the Top 50...…

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                                          • Originally posted by Woz1234 View Post
                                            Both of these songs did reach the Gallup Top 100

                                            2 July 83
                                            Here We'll Stay - Frida & Phil Collins [#100, June 25th]

                                            10 Sept 83
                                            Is It Love - Gang Of Four [#88, August 27th]

                                            & the last one not your error but what was printed in No1 Magazine

                                            Rock The Message - Grandmaster Flash [25 Jun 83]

                                            it should be called "Rock The Message Rap" by Grand Master Chilly-T & Stevie G
                                            Thanks - now corrected!

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                                            • 17 Sept 83

                                              51(62) Down Among The Dead Men - Flash & The Pan
                                              52(69) Will You Stay Tonight - Comsat Angels
                                              53 (-) This Is The Day - The The
                                              54(38) She Loves You - Beatles
                                              55(41) Half The Day's Gone - Kenny Lynch
                                              56(67) Give It Some Emotion - Tracie
                                              57(73) Don't You Get So Mad - Jeffrey Osborne
                                              58(26) Double Dutch - Malcolm McLaren
                                              59(52) Band Of Gold - Sylvester
                                              60 (-) Let Them All Talk - Elvis Costello
                                              61(45) Racist Friend - Special AKA
                                              62 (-) Save It For Later - Beat
                                              63(27) The Crown - Gary Byrd
                                              64 (re) The Man Whose Head Expanded - The Fall (had already charted)
                                              65 (-) One Lover - Forrest
                                              66(47) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
                                              67 (-) Munsters Theme - Escalators
                                              68(53) Jam On Revenge - Newcleus (entered 1 Oct)
                                              69 (re) Until I Get You - Hanoi Rocks
                                              70(48) Guilty Of Love - Whitesnake
                                              71(61) Lean On Me! - Redskins
                                              72(60) Trees and Flowers - Strawberry Switchblade
                                              73(35) Secret Messages - ELO
                                              74(re) Popcorn Love - New Edition (had already charted)
                                              75(75) Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Agnetha Faltskog

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                                              • 24 Sept 83

                                                51(60) Let Them All Talk - Elvis Costello
                                                52(54) She Loves You - Beatles
                                                53(53) This Is The Day - The The
                                                54 (-) Blue Hat For A Blue Day - Nick Heyward (entered 1 Oct)
                                                55 (-) Show Me The Way - New York Skyy
                                                56 (-) Hip Hap - Hurrah
                                                57 (-) Maniac - Michael Sembello
                                                58 (-) Cheap Thrills - Planet Patrol
                                                59 (-) Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone
                                                60(61) Racist Friend - Special AKA
                                                61 (-) Another Typical City - UK Subs
                                                62 (-) Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
                                                63(57) Don't You Get So Mad - Jeffrey Osborne
                                                64(39) You're Looking Hot Tonight - Barry Manilow
                                                65 (-) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top (had already charted)
                                                66 (-) Telefone - Sheena Easton
                                                67 (-) Street Justice - The Rake
                                                68 (-) The Singles 81-83 - Bauhaus (entered 5 Nov)
                                                69 (-) Die Hard - Venom
                                                70 (-) Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil (entered 8 Oct)
                                                71 (-) IOU - Freeez (had already charted)
                                                72 (-) 68 Guns - The Alarm (entered 1 Oct)
                                                73 (-) Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto
                                                74(38) What I Want - Dead Or Alive
                                                75(71) Lean On Me! - Redskins

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                                                • The Bauhaus single (which is titled 'Six Track EP' in Music Week and Record Mirror) wouldn't be chart eligible under current chart rules as it contains (unsurprisingly) 6 tracks. I don't know when the track limit was reduced to 4 but it had happened by the time the 90s came around. Perhaps it was in August 1987 when a number of new chart rules were introduced.

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                                                  • 1 Oct 83

                                                    51 (-) Love In Itself - Depeche Mode (entered 8 Oct)
                                                    52(57) Maniac - Michael Sembello
                                                    53 (-) Your Dress - John foxx (had already charted)
                                                    54(68) The Singles 81-83 - Bauhaus (entered 5 Nov)
                                                    55(50) New Song - Howard Jones
                                                    56 (-) In Your Eyes - George Benson (entered 8 Oct)
                                                    57 (-) I Think I Want To Dance With You - Rumple-Stilts-Skin
                                                    58 (-) Pop Goes My Love - Freeez (entered 8 Oct)
                                                    59(25) Bad Day - Carmel
                                                    60(63) Don't You Get So Mad - Jeffrey Osborne
                                                    61(46) Just In Time - Raw Silk
                                                    62(70) Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil (entered 8 Oct)
                                                    63 (-) Don't Forget To Dance - Kinks
                                                    64(30) Johnny Friendly - Jo-Boxers
                                                    65(53) This Is The Day - The The
                                                    66 (-) Every Breath Of The Way - Melanie
                                                    67(32) Disappearing Act - Shalamar
                                                    68(37) (She's) Sexy And 17 - Stray Cats
                                                    69(67) Street Justice - The Rake
                                                    70 (-) Incubbus Succubus - Xmal Deutschland
                                                    71(49) One Mind Two Hearts - Paradise
                                                    72 (-) Soul Shakedown Party - Bob Marley
                                                    73(23) Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
                                                    74 (-) I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair - Weather Girls
                                                    75 (-) Motormania - Roman Holliday



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