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  • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
    A very low placing for 'Never Ending Story' by Limahl. On NME it has moved 60-67-58 at the same time it was moving 47-40-20 on Gallup. On the Gallup chart it then climbed to number 10 the following week. Where did it land inside the NME top 50 that week (10/11/84)?
    21, then up to 11 on 17 Nov.

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    • Incidentally, is it just me or does anyone else think 'Never Ending Story' influenced The Weeknd's 'Save Your Tears' ?

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      • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
        Incidentally, is it just me or does anyone else think 'Never Ending Story' influenced The Weeknd's 'Save Your Tears' ?
        There's a very vague similarity in places. The track does sound like a mid 80s song though. 'Blinding Lights' is the more obvious 80s influenced track though as it seems to have been influenced by the intro to 'Take On Me' by a-ha.

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        • Thank you very much.

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          • 10 Nov 84

            51(44) Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen
            52 (-) Keep On Keepin' On - Redskins (entered 17 Nov)
            53(59) Don't Stop - Jeffrey Osbourne
            54(36) Walk Away - Sisters Of Mercy
            55(42) Weekend Girl - SOS Band
            56(35) Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
            57 (-) How To Be A Millionaire - ABC (entered 24 Nov)
            58(re) Your Touch - Bonnie Pointer
            59(69) I'm Warning You - Gayle Adams
            60(25) Purple Rain - Prince
            61(53) Golden Days - Bucks Fizz
            62(29) The Second Time - Kim Wilde
            63(62) If This Is It - Huey Lewis (entered 24 Nov)
            64(37) The Medicine Song - Stephanie Mills
            65 (-) The Chant Has Begun - Level 42 (entered 17 Nov)
            66 (-) All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper
            67(re) Candlelight Afternoon - Phyllis St. James
            68 (-) In The Name Of Love - Ralph MacDonald
            69 (-) Warning Sign - Nick Heyward (entered 24 Nov)
            70(39) Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates
            71(41) Love Kills - Freddie Mercury
            72(43) Blue Jean - David Bowie
            73(46) Careless Whisper - George Michael
            74(31) Tuch Me - Fonda Rae
            75 (-) Lovergirl - Teena Marie

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            • 17 Nov 84

              51 (-) All Join Hands - Slade (entered 24 Nov)
              52 (-) The Last Farewell - Elvis Presley
              53 (-) Holocaust - Pauline Murray & Storm
              54(35) Pulling Punches - David Sylvian
              55(57) How To Be A Millionaire - ABC (entered 24 Nov)
              56 (-) We Are Family - Sister sledge (entered 24 Nov)
              57(37) If It Happens Again - UB40
              58(44) On The Wings Of A Nightingale - Everly Brothers
              59(re) I Choose You - Paris
              60(41) The Chant Has Just Begun - Alarm
              61(70) Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates
              62 (-) Tear Down The Walls - Mau Maus
              63(46) Smooth Operator - Sade
              64 (-) New Love - Rose Royce
              65 (-) One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head (entered 24 Nov)
              66(42) Shooting From The Heart - Cliff Richard
              67 (-) Eat Your Heart Out - Paul Hardcastle
              68 (-) Careless Whisper - George Michael (had already charted)
              69(69) Warning Sign - Nick Heyward (entered 24 Nov)
              70(66) All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper
              71 (-) The World Over - XTC
              72(29) I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down - Paul Young
              73(43) Phew Wow - Farmers Boys
              74(49) Slippery People - Talking Heads
              75 (-) When I'm Dreaming - Art Garfunkel

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              • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                None of those albums appear to have charted on the BMRB chart.

                I can't find the Solid Rock II album (nor the original Solid Rock album from 1972) at Discogs but I have found the other two.
                'Dance, Sing Or Anything' is a fairly decent album https://www.discogs.com/Various-Danc...elease/1315869
                I know we are going back a long time, but I'm now getting round to adding these to the database. Does anybody know what the label was for Solid Rock II? I can't find anything with that title in the DB around that time.
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                • ^

                  Looking back at my falling apart copy of NME I've now pretty sure it actually says Mud Rock II - especially as the label given is RAK!

                  Doh!

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                  • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
                    ^

                    Looking back at my falling apart copy of NME I've now pretty sure it actually says Mud Rock II - especially as the label given is RAK!

                    Doh!
                    Oooh! Thank you . IN that case it is by Mud and not a VA album

                    https://www.discogs.com/Mud-Mud-Rock...release/778992

                    It did chart in the UK at number 6.
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                    • ^

                      Yes, and Mud's album was in the NME 30 the previous week!


                      Have now corrected original post....

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                      • 24 Nov 84

                        51 (-) Big Deal - Bobby G (entered 5 Jan)
                        52(61) Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates
                        53(60) The Chant Has Just Begun - Alarm
                        54(67) Eat Your Heart Out - Paul Hardcastle
                        55 (-) Gotta Make Up Your Mind - Major Harris
                        56 (-) Police Officer - Smiley Culture (entered 8 Dec)
                        57 (-) Naughty Times - Cutty
                        58 (-) Solid - Ashford & Simpson (entered 12 Jan)
                        59 (-) Keeping Secrets - Switch
                        60(63) Smooth Operator - Sade
                        61(23) Listen To Your Father - Feargal Sharkey
                        62(59) I Choose You - Paris
                        63 (-) Change Your Wicked Ways - Pennye Ford
                        64 (-) Centipede - Rebbie Jackson
                        65(25) Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr
                        66(52) The Last Farewell - Elvis Presley
                        67(27) Respect Yourself - Kane Gang
                        68(30) Shout To The Top - Style Council
                        69(re) I'm Warning You - Gayle Adams
                        70(34) The War Song - Culture Club
                        71(70) All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper
                        72(37) The Judgement Is The Mirror - Dali's Car
                        73(74) Slippery People - Talking Heads
                        74(38) Skin Deep - Stranglers
                        75(40) Off And On Love - Champaign
                        Last edited by Metalweb; Tue February 23, 2021, 23:47.

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                        • 'The Chant Has Just Begun' by The Alarm was in the charts at the same time as the similarly titled 'The Chant Has Begun' by Level 42.

                          Pennye Ford would go on to have a number 1 in 1990 (as Penny Ford) as part of Snap! (with 'The Power'). She left the band in 1991.

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                          • 1 Dec 84

                            51 (-) Now You're Mine - Giorgio Moroder
                            52 (-) You Spin Me Round - Dead Or Alive (entered 8 Dec)
                            53(66) The Last Farewell - Elvis Presley
                            54 (-) Every Man Has A Woman - John Lennon (entered 8 Dec)
                            55 (-) Since Yesterday - Strawberry Switchblade (entered 19 Jan)
                            56 (-) Tenderness Is A Weakness - Marc Almond
                            57(52) Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates
                            58 (-) No Mercy - Stranglers (entered 8 Dec)
                            59 (-) Sometimes When I'm Dreaming - Art Garfunkel
                            60 (-) White Lines - Grandmaster & Melle Mel (had already charted)
                            61 (-) Nellie The Elephant - Toy Dolls (entered 8 Dec)
                            62(51) Big Deal - Bobby G
                            63(71) All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper
                            64 (-) Rats - Subhumans
                            65 (-) This Night - Billy Joel
                            66 (-) Riddle Me - UB40
                            67 (-) You Used To Hold Me Tight - Thelma Houston (entered 8 Dec)
                            68 (-) Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
                            69 (-) Thank You My Love - Imagination (entered 8 Dec)
                            70(54) Eat Your Heart Out - Paul Hardcastle
                            71 (-) Don't You Ever Leave Me - Hanoi Rocks
                            72 (-) Georgy Porgy - Charme
                            73(59) Keeping Secrets - Switch
                            74 (-) Who's That Girl - Flying Pickets
                            75(56) Police Officer - Smiley Culture (entered 8 Dec)
                            Last edited by Metalweb; Mon March 8, 2021, 13:03.

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                            • 8 Dec 84

                              51(66) Riddle Me - UB40
                              52 (-) The Price - New Model Army (had already charted)
                              53 (-) Never Let Her Slip Away - Trevor Walters
                              54 (-) Dave - Boomtown Rats
                              55(65) This Night - Billy Joel
                              56(47) Hotline To Heaven - Bananarama
                              57 (-) September Song - Ian McCulloch (entered 15 Dec)
                              58 (-) Round And Round - Spandau Ballet (entered 15 Dec)
                              59 (-) Big Deal - Bobby G (entered 5 Jan)
                              60 (-) Tonight - David Bowie (entered 15 Dec)
                              61 (-) Everything Must Change - Paul Young (entered 15 Dec)
                              62 (-) Chic Cheer - Chic
                              63 (-) Another Rock'n'Roll Christmas - Gary Glitter (entered 15 Dec)
                              64(re) I Choose You - Paris
                              65(68) Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
                              66(59) Sometimes When I'm Dreaming - Art Garfunkel
                              67 (-) I Forgot - Cool Notes (had already charted)
                              68(72) Georgy Porgy - Charme
                              69(re) Solid - Ashford & Simpson
                              70 (-) Tears - John Waite
                              71(74) Who's That Girl - Flying Pickets
                              72 (-) Girlfriend Is Better - Talking Heads
                              73 (-) Upside Down - Jesus & Mary Chain
                              74 (-) Etude - Mike Oldfield
                              75(53) The Last Farewell - Elvis Presley
                              Last edited by Metalweb; Mon March 8, 2021, 13:02.

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                              • Georgy Porgy - Charme was a Top 75 Gallup/OCC hit, it reached #68 on 24th November 1984.

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                                • ^

                                  Thanks - now corrected!

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                                  • 15 Dec 84

                                    51(65) Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
                                    52 (-) Valotte - Julian Lennon (entered 5 Jan)
                                    53 (-) One Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible
                                    54(48) You Used To Hold Me So Tight - Thelma Houston
                                    55(71) Who's That Girl - Flying Pickets
                                    56(49) Every Man Has A Woman - John Lennon
                                    57(75) The Last Farewell - Elvis Presley
                                    58(55) This Night - Billy Joel
                                    59 (-) Nowhere Fast - Meat Loaf
                                    60(36) Shout - Tears For Fears
                                    61 (-) The Touch - Kim Wilde
                                    62 (-) Who Do You Love - Intruders (entered 22 Dec)
                                    63 (-) So Near To Christmas - Alvin Stardust
                                    64 (-) I Forgot - Cool Notes (had already charted)
                                    65 (-) Big Deal - Bobby G (entered 5 Jan)
                                    66 (-) Since Yesterday - Strawberry Switchblade (entered 19 Jan)
                                    67 (-) Sexomatic - Bar-Kays (entered 19 Jan)
                                    68 (-) In My Life - Stephanie Mills
                                    69 (-) San Damiano - Sal Solo (entered 19 Jan)
                                    70(70) Tears - John Waite
                                    71(53) Never Let Her Slip Away - Trevor Walters
                                    72(40) We Are Family - Sister Sledge
                                    73(27) Freedom - Wham
                                    74(32) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
                                    75(44) No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney


                                    And that's that for the NME "next 25".

                                    No.1 magazine switches to the Network Chart in '85.




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                                    • thank you very much, metalweb.

                                      RNR NEVER DIE.


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                                      • Not strictly a breakers question, yet does relate to that. At 47 on 2 July 1983 the NME book prints "Birthday" by Icicle Works. On the Gallup chart for the same week at 93 we have "Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)". On the breakers posted here on 9 July we have "Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)" appearing at 63. (Number 1, by the way, print this exactly as in the NME book). I can not find a single (Or indeed a track recorded by them) entitled Birthday. Should I record the 2 July entry as being "Birds Fly" do you think? Thoughts appreciated.
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                                        • ^

                                          I've checked the NME indie charts for July '83.

                                          On 2 July 'Birthday' by Icicle Works enters at #14.

                                          On 9 July 'Birthday' rises to #10.

                                          On 16 July 'Birds Fly' is listed at #6 (with #10 in the prior week column).

                                          Somebody obviously spotted the mistake!

                                          Did someone just mishear the title, I wonder?

                                          They'd probably sound similar spoken down a phone line....

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                                          • Fantastic thank you . Pleased it does show the leak entry which kind of confirms the mis heard but.
                                            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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                                            • When mistakes (obvious and otherwise) are corrected, it is helpful for me to see a note explaining what happened, rather than just showing corrected data without a note. As others in the future will be viewing the info as well, possibly comparing against historical uncorrected data, noting a discrepancy, they/we/I will be wondering where the error is; with the original data or the later data. A note makes everything clear. Just a thought. Cheers n chips...

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