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  • Robbie
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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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  • Metalweb
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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, 21:47.

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  • Metalweb
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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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  • kingofskiffle
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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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  • Metalweb
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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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  • kingofskiffle
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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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  • Metalweb
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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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  • Metalweb
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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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  • TOMMYROCKLAND
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    Thank you very much.

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  • Robbie
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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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  • Metalweb
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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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  • Metalweb
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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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  • Robbie
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    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)?

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  • Metalweb
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    3 Nov 84

    51(57) Stuttering - Helen Terry
    52(re) Rain Forest - Paul Hardcastle
    53 (-) Golden Days - Bucks Fizz
    54 (-) Helpless - Tracey Ullman
    55 (-) Hard Habit To Break - Chicago (entered 10 Nov)
    56(63) Lean Period - Orange Juice
    57(65) Boys In The Street - Eddy Grant
    58(67) Never Ending Story - Limahl (entered 10 Nov)
    59(55) Don't Stop - Jeffrey Osbourne
    60 (-) I Choose You - Paris
    61 (-) Let The Rest Of The World Pass By - Rose Marie
    62 (-) If This Is It - Huey Lewis & The News (entered 24 Nov)
    63(33) Mr Solitaire - Animal Nightlife
    64 (-) In The Name Of Love - Ralph MacDonald
    65(48) The Lucky One - Laura Branigan
    66(39) A Letter To You - Shakin' Stevens
    67 (-) Slippery People - Talking Heads (entered 10 Nov)
    68(41) Tesla Girls - OMD
    69(73) I'm Warning You - Gayle Adams
    70(43) East Of Eden - Big Country
    71 (-) Frantic Situation - Afrika Bambaataa
    72(46) Master And Servant - Depeche Mode
    73(59) All You Pretty Girls - XTC
    74 (-) Heartbeat - Psychedelic Furs
    75(53) Marimba Jive - Red Guitars

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  • Robbie
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    Great song by Gayle Adams at number 73. It's another release that appeared on the Fourth & Broadway label. The label had scored a top 20 hit earlier in the year with 'Somebody Else's Guy' by Jocelyn Brown. 'I'm Warning You' is one of the tracks on a great Fourth & Broadway compilation called 'Beauty + The Beat On Broadway' that I bought the following year (and still have).

    https://www.discogs.com/Various-Beau...release/868541

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  • Metalweb
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    27 Oct 84

    51(75) Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates (entered 3 Nov)
    52 (-) The Thorn EP - Siouxsie & The Banshees (entered 3 Nov)
    53 (-) Marimba Jive - Red Guitars
    54(25) Hammer To Fall - Queen
    55 (-) Don't Stop - Jeffrey Osbourne
    56(45) Mystery - Dio
    57(53) Stuttering - Helen Terry
    58(29) Dr Beat - Miami Sound Machine
    59(re) All You Pretty Girls - XTC
    60(50) Your Touch - Bonnie Pointer
    61(40) Human Racing - Nik Kershaw
    62 (-) New Love - Rose Royce
    63(73) Lean Period - Orange Juice
    64(31) Big In Japan - Alphaville
    65 (-) Boys In The Street - Eddy Grant
    66(42) The A Team - Mike Post
    67(60) Never Ending Story - Limahl (entered 10 Nov)
    68 (-) I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
    69(38) Madam Butterfly - Malcolm McLaren
    70(66) Hollow Horse - Icicle Works
    71(64) Party Doll - Jets
    72 (-) I'm So Romantic - Evelyn King
    73 (-) I'm Warning You - Gayle Adams
    74(re) Shout! Shout! Shout! - Gary Glitter
    75(58) What Is Life? - Black Uhuru


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  • TOMMYROCKLAND
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    Thank you very much.

    Don' stop the charts.

    RNR NEVER DIE.

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  • Metalweb
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    20 Oct 84

    51 (-) Warsaw In The Sun - Tangerine Dream
    52 (-) Love's Great Adventure - Ultravox (entered 27 Oct)
    53 (-) Stuttering - Helen Terry
    54 (-) Slippery People - Staple Singers (entered 27 Oct)
    55 (-) Junk Funk - SPK
    56 (-) Who Wears These Shoes - Elton John (entered 27 Oct)
    57 (-) A Million Miles Away - Positive Noise
    58(63) What Is Life? - Black Uhuru
    59 (-) Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean (entered 27 Oct)
    60 (-) Never Ending Story - Limahl (entered 10 Nov)
    61 (-) Candlelight Afternoon - Phyllis St James
    62(37) Hot Water - Level 42
    63(39) Tour De France - Kraftwerk
    64(67) Party Doll - Jets
    65(74) Rain Forest - Paul Hardcastle
    66 (-) Hollow Horse - Icicle Works
    67(41) Magic Touch - Rose Royce
    68(re) Last Plane - Clint Eastwood & General Saint
    69(56) Cath - Bluebells
    70(43) Touch By Touch - Diana Ross
    71(44) I Wish You Would - Jocelyn Brown
    72(73) Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    73(48) Lean Period - Orange Juice
    74(50) Flesh For Fantasy - Billy Idol
    75 (-) Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates (entered 3 Nov)

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  • Metalweb
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    13 Oct 84

    51(re) Shine - Frida
    52(66) Your Touch - Bonnie Pointer (entered 20 Oct)
    53 (-) All Cried Out - Alison Moyet (entered 20 Oct)
    54(51) Let Her Feel It - Simplicious
    55(68) All You Pretty Girls - XTC
    56(56) Cath - Bluebells
    57 (-) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top (entered 20 Oct)
    58 (-) Too Late For Goodbyes - Julian Lennon (entered 20 Oct)
    59(55) Native Land - Everything But The Girl
    60 (-) Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - Intrigue
    61(57) 54-56 (Was My Number) - Aswad
    62 (-) Out Of The Flesh - Chakk
    63(33) What Is Life? - Black Uhuru (also listed at No. 45!)
    64(25) Passengers - Elton John
    65(46) Forest Fire - Lloyd Cole
    66(60) Beautiful Monster - Folk Devils
    67 (-) Party Doll - Jets
    68 (-) Listen To Your Father - Feargal Sharkey (entered 20 Oct)
    69(61) Kangaroo - This Mortal Coil
    70(re) Tenderness - General Public
    71 (-) The Warrior - Scandal
    72(45) William It Was Really Nothing - Smiths
    73(47) Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    74(30) Rain Forest - Paul Hardcastle
    75(31) Talking In Your Sleep - Bucks Fizz

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  • TOMMYROCKLAND
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    Thank you very much MetalWeb.

    Thank you all.

    Don't stop the charts.

    RNR NEVER DIE.

    ps: a doubt. are these breakers charts the same bubbling under?

    Can they be used as a reference for UK bubbling under?

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  • Metalweb
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    6 Oct 84

    51(44) Let Her Feel It - Simplicious
    52(36) We Don't Work For Free - Grandmaster & Melle Mel
    53(30) All I Need Is Everything - Aztec Camera
    54(71) Unity - James Brown & Afrika Bambaataa
    55 (-) Native Land - Everything But The Girl
    56(58) Cath - Bluebells
    57 (-) 54-56 (Was My Number) - Aswad
    58(62) Last Plane - Clint Eastwood & General Saint
    59(70) Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    60 (-) Beautiful Monster - Folk Devils
    61(re) Kangaroo - This Mortal Coil
    62 (-) Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow - Felt
    63 (-) Music To Watch Girls By - Higsons
    64 (-) Shout! Shout! Shout! - Gary Glitter
    65 (-) On The Wings Of A Nightingale - Everly Brothers (entered 20 Oct)
    66 (-) Your Touch - Bonnie Pointer (entered 20 Oct)
    67 (-) Missing You - John Waite (entered 13 Oct)
    68(53) All You Pretty Girls - XTC
    69 (-) Shooting From The Heart - Cliff Richard (entered 10 Nov)
    70(56) Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Tom Robinson
    71 (-) Don't Blame It On Love - Shakatak
    72 (-) Shout To The Top - Style Council (entered 13 Oct)
    73 (-) Scarecrow EP - Wolfgang Press
    74(re) Encore - Cheryl Lynn
    75 (-) The A Team - Mike Post (entered 13 Oct)

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  • Metalweb
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    Yup, misremembered!

    Must have been thinking of the "Greatest Moments" compilation released at the time of the late 90s comeback.

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  • anpt
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    The War song was a #2 in UK and also a hit in several countries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Song).

    It was included in the first compilations.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_T...rst_Four_Years

    1987 - includes war song

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_of_Culture_Club

    1989 - includes war song

    other future compilations included songs of Boy George and other projects but don't included War Song.

    Spin Dazzle – The Best of Boy George and Culture Club

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greate...rytellers_Live

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Wor...d_Culture_Club


    Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
    ^
    Interesting - hadn't noticed those were all charting early...

    Agree about "The War Song" - awful! I remember being appalled by it at the time because I'd bought most of their earlier hits.

    Seem to remember it was left off of their first "Greatest Hits" album ?



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  • Robbie
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    Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
    ^
    Interesting - hadn't noticed those were all charting early...

    Agree about "The War Song" - awful! I remember being appalled by it at the time because I'd bought most of their earlier hits.

    Seem to remember it was left off of their first "Greatest Hits" album ?
    I'm sure Boy George himself later admitted it wasn't a very good song. The band themselves were in the process of disintegrating and their next single would bomb out at number 32. I didn't even bother buying that one and it was the first Culture Club single that I didn't bother to buy.

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  • Metalweb
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    ^
    Interesting - hadn't noticed those were all charting early...

    Agree about "The War Song" - awful! I remember being appalled by it at the time because I'd bought most of their earlier hits.

    Seem to remember it was left off of their first "Greatest Hits" album ?




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