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  • UK Rock/Metal Charts (1980s)

    The official UK Rock/Metal charts are on the OCC website from 1994 but MRIB started to compile them back in mid 1982.

    They were published in Sounds and its (then fortnightly) sister publication, Kerrang!

    Sounds published the Top 20 singles and Top 30 albums but Kerrang! listed a full Top 30 singles and Top 40 albums.

    I've most of the Kerrang! charts so I'll start to list the singles here. I'll list the albums too if there's enough interest.

    The first chart was for 10 July 82 and published in Kerrang! Issue 20 (dated July 15-28)


    10 July 82

    01 For Those About To Rock - AC/DC [15]
    02 Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd [22]
    03 Heat of the Moment - Asia [52]
    04 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Rods
    05 Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts [74]
    06 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
    07 Rendezvous - Tygers of Pan Tang [60]
    08 She Don't Fool Me - Status Quo
    09 Fantasy - Aldo Nova
    10 I Believe In You - Y&T
    11 Sitting Pretty - Silverwing
    12 Big Guns - Rory Gallagher
    13 No More Lonely Nights - Saracen
    14 Enough Is Enough - April Wine
    15 In Europe EP - Meat Loaf
    16 Caught Up In You - .38 Special
    17 If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick
    18 Call Me - Diamond Head
    19 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    20 America - Berni Torme
    21 That's the Way It Is - Uriah Heep
    22 Still They Ride - Journey
    23 Mayday - Santers
    24 We Are Illegal - Don Dokken
    25 All Right Now EP - Free
    26 Maiden Japan - Iron Maiden
    27 Spend the Night - Cheetah
    28 Dancing in the Street - Van Halen
    29 China White - Scorpions
    30 This Man Is Mine - Heart

    I've added national singles chart positions in [square brackets]

    24 July 82

    01(01) For Those About To Rock - AC/DC [24]
    02(02) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd [23]
    03(07) Rendezvous - Tygers of Pan Tang [53]
    04( - ) Can't Live Without You - Scorpions [63]
    05(03) Heat Of The Moment - Asia [47]
    06 ( - ) Losing My Grip - Samson [69]
    07(19) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    08(04) You Keep Me Hangin' On - Rods
    09(05) Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    10 ( - ) Paranoid - Black Sabbath
    11 ( - ) Who's Gonna Win the War - Hawklords
    12(17) If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick
    13(11) Sitting Pretty - Silverwing
    14(06) Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
    15(08) She Don't Fool Me - Status Quo
    16(14) Enough Is Enough - April Wine
    17(12) Big Guns - Rory Gallagher
    18 ( - ) Keep the Fire Burning - REO Speedwagon
    19 ( - ) Mony Mony - Gaskin
    20(09) Fantasy - Aldo Nova
    21(10) I Believe In You - Y&T
    22(18) Call Me - Diamond Head
    23(25) All Right Now EP - Free
    24(26) Maiden Japan - Iron Maiden
    25(23) Mayday - Santers
    26(13) No More Lonely Nights - Saracen
    27(27) Spend the Night - Cheetah
    28(15) In Europe EP - Meatloaf
    29(22) Still They Ride - Journey
    30(20) America - Bernie Torme

    7 Aug 82

    01(07) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [29]
    02(02) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd [42]
    03(01) For Those About To Rock - AC/DC [59]
    04(04) Can't Live Without You - Scorpions
    05(06) Losing My Grip - Samson
    06(03) Rendezvous - Tygers of Pan Tang
    07 ( - ) Ruff Cuts EP - Twisted Sister
    08(12) If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick [57]
    09(05) Heat of the Moment - Asia
    10 ( - ) American Woman - Krokus
    11(09) Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    12(10) Paranoid - Black Sabbath
    13(08) You Keep Me Hangin' On - Rods
    14(11) Who's Gonna Win the War - Hawklords
    15(13) Sitting Pretty - Silverwing
    16(14) Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
    17(18) Keep the Fire Burning - REO Speedwagon
    18(17) Big Guns - Rory Gallagher
    19 ( - ) No Point In Running - Black Rose
    20(30) America - Bernie Torme
    21(16) Enough Is Enough - April Wine
    22(15) She Don't Fool Me - Status Quo
    23(19) Mony Mony - Gaskin
    24(25) Mayday - Santers
    25(20) Fantasy - Aldo Nova
    26(23) All Right Now EP - Free
    27(22) Call Me - Diamond Head
    28(27) Spend the Night - Cheetah
    29 ( - ) Hey Joe - Spirit
    30 ( - ) Bound and Gagged - Ted Nugent

  • #2
    Music Week also had a chart from 1983 which I assume was compiled by the same people compiling the national chart (Gallup at this point). It was weekly for a little and then every two weeks before monthly in 1984. Not sure if it’s the same one but was a Top 30 Singles and Top 30 Albums.

    I for one am interested in the topic as it’s always interesting to see what was selling just below the main chart.
    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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    • #3
      21 Aug 82

      01(01) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [2]
      02(07) Ruff Cuts EP - Twisted Sister
      03 ( - )You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest [66]
      04(05) Losing My Grip - Samson
      05(14) Who's Gonna Win the War - Hawklords
      06(08) If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick
      07(09) Heat of the Moment - Asia
      08(03) For Those About To Rock - AC/DC
      09(02) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
      10(04) Can't Live Without You - Scorpions
      11(06) Rendezvous - Tygers of Pan Tang
      12(28) Spend the Night - Cheetah
      13(12) Paranoid - Black Sabbath
      14(10) American Woman - Krokus
      15 ( - ) Refugee - Tom Petty
      16(13) You Keep Me Hangin' On - Rods
      17(11) Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
      18 ( - ) Roll the Dice - Heavy Petting
      19(17) Keep the Fire Burning - REO Speedwagon
      20 ( - ) Badge - Cream
      21(18) Big Guns - Rory Gallagher
      22(15) Sitting Pretty - Silverwing
      23(16) Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
      24(19) No Point In Running - Black Rose
      25(20) America - Bernie Torme
      26(29) Hey Joe - Spirit
      27(25) Fantasy - Aldo Nova
      28(30) Bound and Gagged - Ted Nugent
      29(26) All Right Now EP - Free
      30 ( - ) Dead when It Comes To Love - Warrior

      4 Sept 82

      01(01) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [1]
      02 ( - ) Living For The City - Gillan [57]
      03(03) You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
      04(02) Ruff Cuts EP - Twisted Sister
      05(04) Losing My Grip - Samson
      06(18) Roll the Dice - Heavy Petting
      07(09) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
      08(05) Who's Gonna Win the War - Hawklords
      09 ( - ) Highway Song - Blackfoot
      10 ( - ) Blood Lust - Venom
      11(13) Paranoid - Black Sabbath
      12 ( - ) Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
      13(06) If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick
      14 ( - ) Who's Crying Now - Journey
      15(12) Spend the Night - Cheetah
      16 ( - ) Only Time Will Tell - Asia
      17(20) Badge - Cream
      18 ( - ) New World Man - Rush [53]
      19(11) Rendezvous - Tygers of Pan Tang
      20(08) For Those About To Rock - AC/DC
      21 ( - ) Hot Love in the City - Rox
      22(10) Can't Live Without You - Scorpions
      23 ( - ) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
      24 ( - ) Axe Crazy - Jaguar
      25(15) Refugee - Tom Petty
      26(07) Heat of the Moment - Asia
      27(30) Dead When It Comes To Love - Warrior
      28(16) You Keep Me Hangin' On - Rods
      29(17) Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
      30(14) American Woman - Krokus

      Two metallized Motown covers at opposite ends of this chart...Rods on the way out with their Supremes cover while Gillan's powerful take on the Stevie Wonder classic crashes in at two.
      Last edited by Metalweb; Tue March 3, 2020, 02:19.

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      • #4
        18 Sept 82

        01(01) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [1]
        02(02) Living For The City - Gillan [51]
        03(18) New World Man - Rush [50]
        04(09) Highway Song - Blackfoot
        05(03) You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
        06(14) Who's Crying Now - Journey [49]
        07 ( - ) Dancer - Michael Schenker Group [52]
        08(16) Only Time Will Tell - Asia [74]
        09(04) Ruff Cuts EP - Twisted Sister
        10 ( - ) Paris By Air - Tygers of Pan Tang [63]
        11(06) Roll the Dice - Heavy Petting
        12 ( - ) Too Hot To Stop - Rods
        13(10) Bloodlust - Venom
        14(11) Paranoid - Black Sabbath
        15(05) Losing My Grip - Samson
        16(12) Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
        17(07) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
        18(24) Axe Crazy - Jaguar
        19(23) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
        20(08) Who's Gonna Win the War - Hawklords
        21(13) If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick
        22(21) Hot Love in the City - Rox
        23 ( - ) Rock'n'Roll Forever Will Last - Spider
        24 ( - ) All Along the Watchtower - Randy California
        25(15) Spend the Night - Cheetah
        26(27) Dead When It Comes To Love - Warrior
        27 ( - ) Don't Wanna Lose - Y&T
        28(26) Heat of the Moment - Asia
        29(17) Badge - Cream
        30(20) For Those About To Rock - AC/DC

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        • #5
          ^
          Thanks for posting these.

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          • #6
            2 Oct 82

            01(01) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [4]
            02(03) New World Man - Rush
            03 ( - ) In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head
            04(06) Who's Crying Now - Journey [50]
            05(07) Dancer - Michael Schenker Group
            06(04) Highway Song - Blackfoot
            07(10) Paris By Air - Tygers of Pan Tang
            08(27) Don't Wanna Lose - Y&T
            09(02) Living For The City - Gillan
            10(23) Rock'n'Roll Forever Will Last - Spider
            11 ( - ) Stand By Your Man - Lemmy & Wendy O. Williams
            12(08) Only Time Will Tell - Asia [64]
            13(05) You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
            14(12) Too Hot To Stop - Rods
            15 ( - ) Days of Wine and Roses - Stampede
            16 ( - ) Crazy Horses - Tank
            17(24) All Along the Watchtower - Randy California
            18(14) Paranoid - Black Sabbath
            19(19) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
            20 ( - ) Blind Men and Fools - Tytan
            21(09) Ruff Cuts EP - Twisted Sister
            22(18) Axe Crazy - Jaguar
            23(11) Roll the Dice - Heavy Petting
            24(13) Bloodlust - Venom
            25 ( - ) Tell Me the Nightmare's Wrong - Praying Mantis
            26(22) Hot Love in The City - Rox
            27 ( - ) Steamin' - Anvil
            28(16) Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
            29 ( - ) Bored With Russia - Budgie
            30(15) Losing My Grip - Samson

            New entries in this chart for covers of seventies hits from Tammy Wynette and The Osmonds!

            Tank's rehash of Crazy Horses is similar to, and pretty respectful to, the original.

            Lemmy and Wendy's snotty mauling of Stand By Your Man isn't remotely respectful....fish in a barrel, though.
            Last edited by Metalweb; Wed March 4, 2020, 17:39.

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            • #7
              Thank you for posting these.

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              • #8
                16 Oct 82

                01 ( - ) Burning Down One Side - Robert Plant
                02(01) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [19]
                03(03) In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head
                04(04) Who's Crying Now - Journey
                05(20) Blind Men and Fools - Tytan
                06 ( - ) Always Gonna Love You - Gary Moore
                07(05) Dancer - Michael Schenker Group
                08(10) Rock'n'Roll Forever Will Last - Spider
                09(08) Don't Wanna Lose - Y&T
                10(16) Crazy Horses - Tank
                11(06) Highway Song - Blackfoot
                12(29) Bored With Russia - Budgie
                13(11) Stand By Your Man - Lemmy & Wendy O. Williams
                14(02) New World Man - Rush
                15 ( - ) Emotions in Motion - Billy Squier
                16(12) Only Time Will Tell - Asia
                17(07) Paris By Air - Tygers of Pan Tang
                18(27) Steamin' - Anvil
                19(09) Living for the City - Gillan
                20 ( - ) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                21(15) Days of Wine and Roses - Stampede
                22(13) You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
                23(17) All Along the Watchtower - Randy California
                24(25) Tell Me the Nightmare's Wrong - Praying Mantis
                25 ( - ) Four Track 12'' - Cloven Hoof
                26(24) Bloodlust - Venom
                27 ( - ) Jack & Diane - John Cougar
                28(18) Paranoid - Black Sabbath
                29(21) Ruff Cuts EP - Twisted Sister
                30(19) Silver Machine - Hawkwind

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                • #9
                  Tom Petty was once considered (hard) rock?
                  Note also Rods (formerly Eddie and The Hot Rods) - basically a pub rock group who pre-empted punk. Punk itself would rarely be included on these charts although OCC has included such acts more recently (after Green Day, The Offspring etc). EDIT: turns out it's ANOTHER band called The Rods! https://www.discogs.com/artist/330074-The-Rods

                  It should be said that Robert Plant should never have been included for most of his solo work and it wasn't unil he started doing bluegrass that he was excluded. He made synthesised pop or AOR in the 80s. But compilers included him because of his name. Gary Moore was also problematic as he veered between hard rock and blues - he should have been excluded after 1989. Still Got The Blues For You airing on The Chart Show's "Metal" top 10 seemed wrong.
                  And i've never been able to figure out how Marillion were ever included as most of their work wasn't heavy at all - these charts pre-date OCC's obsession with including progressive rock in these charts. King Crimson were heavier than Marillion! But then again, the metal mags like Kerrang! featured Marillion. Just like these days they feature the also un-hard Twenty One Pilots.
                  Last edited by Blondini; Wed March 4, 2020, 23:56.
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                  • #10
                    The Rods were ( I should say are) American Motorhead wannabes - definitely not the same act as Eddie and the Hot Rods.

                    I'd agree there are several entries in the chart that shouldn't really qualify - but that's the problem with all genre charts. What to include? What not to include?
                    Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 6, 2020, 23:02.

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                    • #11
                      30 Oct 82

                      01 ( - ) All Right Now EP - Free [57]
                      02(01) Burning Down One Side - Robert Plant
                      03(06) Always Gonna Love You - Gary Moore
                      04 ( - ) American Heartbeat - Survivor
                      05 ( - ) Back to Earth - Magnum
                      06(03) In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head
                      07(02) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [45]
                      08 ( - ) Long Gone - Gillan
                      09(08) Rock'n'Roll Forever Will Last - Spider
                      10(30) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                      11(16) Only Time Will Tell - Asia
                      12(15) Emotions in Motion - Billy Squier
                      13(20) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                      14 ( - ) Life On The Run - Samson
                      15(10) Crazy Horses - Tank
                      16(04) Who's Crying Now - Journey
                      17(27) Jack & Diane - John Cougar [39]
                      18(25) Four Track 12'' - Cloven Hoof
                      19(12) Bored With Russia - Budgie
                      20 ( - ) Subdivisions - Rush
                      21(05) Blind Men and Fools - Tytan
                      22(18) Steamin' - Anvil
                      23 ( - ) That's Entertainment - Silverwing
                      24(26) Bloodlust - Venom
                      25(07) Dancer - Michael Schenker Group
                      26(21) Days of Wine and Roses - Stampede
                      27(09) Don't Wanna Lose - Y&T
                      28(14) New World Man - Rush
                      29(24) Tell Me the Nightmare's Wrong - Praying Mantis
                      30(11) Highway Song - Blackfoot

                      The Stampede track isn't the old Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer standard - but pretty close to it lyrically!

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                      • #12
                        13 Nov 82

                        01 ( - ) Caroline (Live at the N.E.C.) - Status Quo [14]
                        02(20) Subdivisions - Rush
                        03 ( - ) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake [47]
                        04(01) All Right Now EP - Free
                        05 ( - ) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                        06(14) Life On The Run - Samson
                        07(08) Long Gone - Gillan
                        08(04) American Heartbeat - Survivor
                        09(13) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                        10(02) Burning Down One Side - Robert Plant
                        11 ( - ) Stone In Love - Journey
                        12 ( - ) (Take These) Chains - Judas Priest
                        13(17) Jack & Diane - John Cougar [25]
                        14(05) Back to Earth - Magnum
                        15(03) Always Gonna Love You - Gary Moore
                        16 ( - ) Sole Survivor - Asia
                        17(10) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                        18 ( - ) Shoorah Shoorah - Bernie Torme
                        19(23) That's Entertainment - Silverwing
                        20(06) In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head
                        21(09) Rock'n'Roll Forever Will Last - Spider
                        22(18) Four Track 12'' - Cloven Hoof
                        23(07) Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
                        24(22) Steamin' - Anvil
                        25(15) Crazy Horses - Tank
                        26(12) Emotions in Motion - Billy Squier
                        27(19) Bored With Russia - Budgie
                        28 ( - ) Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
                        29(11) Only Time Will Tell - Asia
                        30(16) Who's Crying Now - Journey

                        Third successive entry at Number One...

                        After punching above their weight with Eye of the Tiger, Survivor fail to get their mediocre follow-up into the Gallup 75....


                        27 Nov 82

                        01(03) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake [38]
                        02(05) Market Square Heroes - Marillion [60]
                        03(01) Caroline (Live at the N.E.C.) - Status Quo [25]
                        04(13) Jack & Diane - John Cougar [37]
                        05(02) Subdivisions - Rush
                        06(16) Sole Survivor - Asia
                        07(04) All Right Now EP - Free
                        08(11) Stone In Love - Journey
                        09(12) (Take These) Chains - Judas Priest
                        10 ( - ) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                        11(18) Shoorah Shoorah - Bernie Torme
                        12 ( - ) I've Been Your Fool - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                        13(07) Long Gone - Gillan
                        14 ( - ) You Got Lucky - Tom Petty
                        15(08) American Heartbeat - Survivor
                        16(19) That's Entertainment - Silverwing
                        17(09) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                        18(14) Back To Earth - Magnum
                        19(06) Life On The Run - Samson
                        20(10) Burning Down One Side - Robert Plant
                        21 ( - ) Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                        22(28) Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
                        23(20) In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head
                        24(22) Four Track 12'' - Cloven Hoof
                        25(24) Steamin' - Anvil
                        26(15) Always Gonna Love You - Gary Moore
                        27(21) Rock'n'Roll Forever Will Last - Spider
                        28(17) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                        29(25) Crazy Horses - Tank
                        30(23) Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor

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                        • #13
                          11 Dec 82

                          01(01) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake [36]
                          02(02) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                          03(04) Jack & Diane - John Cougar [72]
                          04(03) Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo [61]
                          05(06) Sole Survivor - Asia
                          06(10) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                          07(05) Subdivisions - Rush
                          08(07) All Right Now EP - Free
                          09(12) I've Been Your Fool - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                          10(09) (Take These) Chains - Judas Priest
                          11(14) You Got Lucky - Tom Petty
                          12(08) Stone In Love - Journey
                          13 ( - ) Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                          14(11) Shoorah Shoorah - Bernie Torme
                          15 ( - ) Killer - Kiss
                          16(18) Back To Earth - Magnum
                          17 ( - ) C'est La Vie - Slade [55]
                          18 ( - ) Talkin' 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                          19(13) Long Gone - Gillan
                          20(16) That's Entertainment - Silverwing
                          21(22) Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
                          22 ( - ) In the Heat of the Night - Mama's Boys
                          23(15) American Heartbeat - Survivor
                          24(17) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                          25(23) In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head
                          26(19) Life On The Run - Samson
                          27(24) Four Track 12'' - Cloven Hoof
                          28(28) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                          29(26) Always Gonna Love You - Gary Moore
                          30(20) Burning Down One Side - Robert Plant

                          The Mama's Boys and Diamond Head singles aren't the same song.


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                          • #14
                            25 Dec 82

                            01(01) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake [46]
                            02(02) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                            03(06) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                            04(13) Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                            05(04) Caroline (live at the NEC) - Status Quo
                            06(09) I've Been Your Fool - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                            07(15) Killer- Kiss
                            08(17) C'est La Vie - Slade [64]
                            09(05) Sole Survivor - Asia
                            10(03) Jack & Diane - John Cougar
                            11(18) Talkin' 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                            12 ( - ) Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar
                            13(08) All Right Now EP - Free
                            14(11) You Got Lucky - Tom Petty
                            15 ( - ) The Wanderer - Fist
                            16(07) Subdivisions - Rush
                            17(19) Long Gone - Gillan
                            18(16) Back to Earth - Magnum
                            19 ( - ) Hot Lady - Dedringer
                            20(10) (Take These) Chains - Judas Priest
                            21(14) Shoorah Shoorah - Bernie Torme
                            22(20) That's Entertainment - Silverwing
                            23(22) In the Heat of the Night - Mama's Boys
                            24(24) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                            25(26) Life on the Run - Samson
                            26(21) Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
                            27(25) In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head
                            28(28) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                            29(12) Stone in Love - Journey
                            30 ( - ) Coming Home - Val Halla


                            This issue of Kerrang! also carried MRIB's Top 70 for 1982:

                            National Chart Peaks in [square brackets].

                            01 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor [1]
                            02 Layla - Derek & The Dominoes [4]
                            03 I Love Rock'n'Roll - Joan Jett [4]
                            04 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden [7]
                            05 Dead Ringer For Love - Meat Loaf [5]
                            06 Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner [8]
                            07 Dear John - Status Quo [10]
                            08 Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo [13]
                            09 Let's Get It Up - AC/DC [13]
                            10 Rock'n'Roll - Status Quo [8]
                            11 Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd [21]
                            12 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden [18]
                            13 For Those About To Rock - AC/DC [15]
                            14 Restless - Gillan [25]
                            15 Iron Fist - Motorhead [29]
                            16 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake [34]
                            17 Stone Cold - Rainbow [34]
                            18 Turn Up The Night - Black Sabbath [37]
                            19 She Don't Fool Me - Status Quo [36]
                            20 New World Man - Rush [42]
                            21 Jack & Diane - John Cougar [25]
                            22 Urgent - Foreigner [45]
                            23 Love Potion Number Nine - Tygers of Pan Tang [45]
                            24 Heat of the Moment - Asia [46]
                            25 Four From Blackfoot - Blackfoot [43]
                            26 Rendezvous - Tygers of Pan Tang [49]
                            27 Who's Crying Now - Journey [46]
                            28 C'est La Vie - Slade [50]
                            29 Living For The City - Gillan [50]
                            30 Only Time Will Tell - Asia [54]
                            31 Dancer - Michael Schenker Group [52]
                            32 Subdivisions - Rush [53]
                            33 Hollywood - Thin Lizzy [53]
                            34 World Without Heroes - Kiss [55]
                            35 All Right Now EP - Free [57]
                            36 If You Want My Love - Cheap Trick [57]
                            37 Don't Call It Love - Girlschool [58]
                            38 No One Like You - Scorpions [64]
                            39 You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest [66]
                            40 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey [62]
                            41 Market Square Heroes - Marillion [53]
                            42 Losing My Grip - Samson [63]
                            43 Let It Rain - UFO [62]
                            44 Piece Of My Heart - Sammy Hagar [67]
                            45 Crimson & Clover - Joan Jett [60]
                            46 In the Heat of the Night - Diamond Head [67]
                            47 Can't Live Without You - Scorpions [63]
                            48 Paris By Air - Tygers of Pan Tang [63]
                            49 Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                            50 Burning Down One Side - Robert Plant [73]
                            51 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
                            52 Killer - Kiss
                            53 Sole Survivor - Asia
                            54 For Britain Only - Alice Cooper [66]
                            55 Rough Cuts - Twisted Sister
                            56 Don't Wanna Lose - Y&T
                            57 Seven & Seven Is - Alice Cooper [62]
                            58 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Rods
                            59 Rock'n'Roll Forever Will Last - Spider
                            60 Refugee - Tom Petty
                            61 Stand By Your Man - Lemmy & Wendy
                            62 Long Gone - Gillan
                            63 Bored With Russia - Budgie
                            64 Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                            65 Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                            66 American Heartbreak - Survivor
                            67 Always Gonna Love You - Gary Moore
                            68 Keep on Believing - Grand Prix [75]
                            69 Spend the Night - Cheetah
                            70 Crazy Horses - Tank
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
                              13 Nov 82

                              08(04) American Heartbeat - Survivor

                              After punching above their weight with Eye of the Tiger, Survivor fail to get their mediocre follow-up into the Gallup 75....
                              Although the single was a flop the track did eventually become reasonably well known in the UK as it was included on (and gave the title to) a 1984 compilation album called 'American Heartbeat'. I think the album sold upwards of 600,000

                              https://www.discogs.com/Various-Amer...elease/4608741

                              The best track on there is 'Harden My Heart' by Quarterflash.

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                              • #16
                                Yes, that was a good compilation album - I remember I had it on cassette back in the day.

                                I've also got the double cd variation released in 2008 and indeed played it a few weeks ago. It includes about twenty extra tracks but deletes a few (like Split Enz and Wang Chung) presumably for not being American enough!

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                                • #17
                                  I've also got the 2008 version which I downloaded about a decade ago. I'd forgotten about it until I looked for a link for the 1984 original.

                                  https://www.discogs.com/Various-Amer...elease/3099714

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                                  • #18
                                    8 Jan 83

                                    01(01) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake [69]
                                    02(07) Killer - Kiss
                                    03(02) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                                    04 ( - ) Symptom of the Universe (Live) - Ozzy Osbourne [100]
                                    05(04) Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                                    06(03) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                                    07(08) C'est La Vie - Slade [85]
                                    08(06) I've Been Your Fool - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                                    09(05) Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo [90]
                                    10(12) Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar
                                    11(15) The Wanderer - Fist
                                    12(11) Talkin' 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                                    13(13) All Right Now EP - Free
                                    14(14) You Got Lucky - Tom Petty
                                    15(16) Subdivisions - Rush
                                    16(17) Long Gone - Gillan
                                    17 ( - ) No More Lonely Nights - Wishbone Ash
                                    18(19) Hot Lady - Dedringer
                                    19(09) Sole Survivor - Asia
                                    20(10) Jack & Diane - John Cougar
                                    21(18) Back to Earth - Magnum
                                    22(22) That's Entertainment - Silverwing
                                    23(30) Coming Home - Val Halla
                                    24(24) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                                    25(23) In the Heat of the Night - Mamas Boys
                                    26 ( - ) Okey Cokey - Slade
                                    27(28) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                                    28 ( - ) Till the End of the Day - Cockney Rejects
                                    29(21) Shoorah Shoorah - Bernie Torme
                                    30(20) (Take These) Chains - Judas Priest

                                    The inclusion of The Cockney Rejects isn't a mistake!

                                    After establishing themselves as a good time punk act in the Sham 69 tradition the band decided a change in direction was warranted. They brought in UFOs Pete Way as producer for a generic hard rock album called The Wild Ones which included the Kinks cover listed above and a closing track imaginatively titled Heat of the Night!

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                                    • #20
                                      I've got Fist's "Back with a Vengeance" anthology on CD and there's a lot of good stuff on there. They were particularly strong on the lyrics front (check out "Name, Rank and Serial Number" or "You'll Never Get Me Up In One Of Those").

                                      Not sure anyone really needed yet another cover of Dion's The Wanderer though - even though Fist's single is a lot better than Quo's version a couple of years later...
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                                      • #21
                                        Originally posted by Blondini View Post
                                        Fist is a great name for a rock band. From South Shields - up Robbie's end (as it were!).
                                        ooh err missus

                                        Yup, South Shields is just a few miles away from where I live. Famous names associated with the town include Catherine Cookson, Eric Idle, Ridley Scott, two of Little Mix, X Factor winner Joe McElderry and er, the Angelic Upstarts (one of them lived a few doors away from me about a decade ago). Never heard of Fist though...

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                                        • #22
                                          22 Jan 83

                                          01(04) Symptom of the Universe (Live) - Ozzy Osbourne
                                          02(10) Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar
                                          03 ( - ) Silver Machine - Hawkwind [68]
                                          04(01) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
                                          05(09) Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo
                                          06(03) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                                          07(11) The Wanderer - Fist
                                          08(07) C'est La Vie - Slade
                                          09(02) Killer - Kiss
                                          10(13) All Right Now EP - Free
                                          11(17) No More Lonely Nights - Wishbone Ash
                                          12(12) Talkin' 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                                          13(08) I've Been Your Fool - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                                          14 ( - ) Fast Bikes - Le Griffe
                                          15(05) Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                                          16(24) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                                          17(06) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                                          18 ( - ) Photograph - Stampede
                                          19(18) Hot Lady - Dedringer
                                          20(28) Till the End of the Day - Cockney Rejects
                                          21(15) Subdivisions - Rush
                                          22(19) Sole Survivor - Asia
                                          23 ( - ) Hand To Hold onto - John Cougar
                                          24(26) Okey Cokey - Slade
                                          25(23) Coming Home - Val Halla
                                          26(21) Back to Earth - Magnum
                                          27(re) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
                                          28(16) Long Gone - Gillan
                                          29(re) Blood Lust - Venom
                                          30(14) You Got Lucky - Tom Petty

                                          Just as Hawkwind's 1982 re-recording of Silver Machine leaves the chart, the re-release of the '72 "live" original (complete with overdubbed Lemmy vocals) crashes back in.

                                          Ozzy finally deposes Coverdale & Co. from the top spot.

                                          Incidentally "Here I Go Again" was the fifth different single with that title to chart which made it, I think I'm right in saying, the most re-used title ever for hit singles. At that point there'd only been one hit called "Crazy" and two called "Angel".


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                                          • #23
                                            Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                            ooh err missus

                                            Yup, South Shields is just a few miles away from where I live. Famous names associated with the town include Catherine Cookson, Eric Idle, Ridley Scott, two of Little Mix, X Factor winner Joe McElderry and er, the Angelic Upstarts (one of them lived a few doors away from me about a decade ago). Never heard of Fist though...
                                            Stockton stakes a claim for Ridley, too as he lived here during his youth and Blade Runner's landscape was inspired by Stockton's industrial smog.
                                            Back on topic: there were no more In The Heat Of The Night's then?
                                            Tony's Charts ft Hits / Albums (8th August 20) - Hannah Georgas, Hannah Ferm, Alain Johannes, Arre! Arre!, The Ninth Wave, Taylor Swift ft Bon Iver, The Streets ft Idles, The Psychedelic Furs, Wye Oak, SPC ECO, Max Richter, Rival Consoles, !!!, Jon Anderson, Clint Mansell and Clint Walsh, Hatty Keane, Alanis Morissette

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                                            • #24
                                              Well, now I come to think of it Pat Benatar (up to Number Two!) did have an earlier album title track also called In the Heat of the Night...
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                                              • #25
                                                Thanks for continuing to post these. Music Week began printing these charts (Top 30's) on 22 January 1983 and I had no idea where it came form (assuming it was the Official Rock and Metal chart). What this does mean is that these really are 'Official' charts and the current ones can be seen as a continuation of them. I need to do more research into the genre charts now

                                                Did Sounds print these weekly? I ask as the British Library have almost all issues of Sounds from start to 1991. Might be a smaller size of chart some weeks but if printed weekly....
                                                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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                                                • #26
                                                  Yes, Sounds were publishing a weekly Top 20 while Kerrang were publishing the full Top 30 fortnightly!
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                                                  • #27
                                                    5 Feb 83

                                                    01(03) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                                                    02(02) Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar
                                                    03(01) Symptom of the Universe (Live) - Ozzy Osbourne
                                                    04 ( - ) Africa - Toto
                                                    05(06) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                                                    06(23) Hand To Hold Onto - John Cougar [89]
                                                    07(04) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
                                                    08(10) All Right Now EP - Free
                                                    09(05) Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo
                                                    10 ( - ) On the Loose - Saga
                                                    11(07) The Wanderer - Fist
                                                    12 ( - ) Love Hurts EP - Nazareth
                                                    13(09) Killer - Kiss
                                                    14 ( - ) Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar
                                                    15(14) Fast Bikes - Le Griffe
                                                    16(12) Talkin' 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                                                    17(08) C'est La Vie - Slade
                                                    18(16) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                                                    19(13) I've Been Your Fool - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                                                    20(17) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                                                    21(15) Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                                                    22 ( - ) Games - Nazareth
                                                    23(19) Hot Lady - Dedringer
                                                    24(18) Photographs - Stampede
                                                    25(21) Subdivisions - Rush
                                                    26(27) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
                                                    27(11) No More Lonely Nights - Wishbone Ash
                                                    28(29) Blood Lust - Venom
                                                    29(25) Coming Home - Val Halla
                                                    30(26) Back to Earth - Magnum

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                                                    • #28
                                                      All change at the top:

                                                      19 Feb 83

                                                      01 (-) Cold Sweat - Thin Lizzy [28]
                                                      02 (-) He Knows, You Know - Marillion [39]
                                                      03(04) Africa - Toto [6]
                                                      04 (-) Photograph - Def Leppard [66]
                                                      05(01) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                                                      06(14) Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar
                                                      07(10) On the Loose - Saga
                                                      08(06) Hand to Hold Onto - John Cougar
                                                      09(12) Love Hurts EP - Nazareth
                                                      10(02) Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar [83]
                                                      11(05) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                                                      12(03) Symptom of the Universe (Live) - Ozzy Osbourne
                                                      13(09) Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo
                                                      14(07) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
                                                      15(13) Killer - Kiss
                                                      16(18) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                                                      17(08) All Right Now EP - Free
                                                      18(22) Games - Nazareth
                                                      19(16) Talking 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                                                      20(11) The Wanderer - Fist
                                                      21(20) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                                                      22(26) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
                                                      23(15) Fast Bikes - Le Griffe
                                                      24(24) Photographs - Stampede
                                                      25(25) Subdivisions - Rush
                                                      26(23) Hot Lady - Dedringer
                                                      27(17) C'est La Vie - Slade
                                                      28 (-) Everybody Wants You - Billy Squier
                                                      29(21) Making Tracks - Tygers of Pan Tang
                                                      30(19) I've Been Your Fool - Lynyrd Skynyrd

                                                      A decade after Whiskey in the Jar, one last classic single from the mighty Lizzy...
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                                                      • #29
                                                        Static at the top!

                                                        5 Mar 83

                                                        01(01) Cold Sweat - Thin Lizzy [33]
                                                        02(02) He Knows, You Know - Marillion [74]
                                                        03(03) Africa - Toto [4]
                                                        04(04) Photograph - Def Leppard
                                                        05(05) Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar [99]
                                                        06 (-) Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler [2]
                                                        07(06) Your Love Is Driving Me crazy - Sammy Hagar
                                                        08(07) On the Loose - Saga
                                                        09(11) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                                                        10 ( - ) Falling In Love With You - Gary Moore
                                                        11(05) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                                                        12 ( - ) My Angel - Rock Goddess [64]
                                                        13(09) Love Hurts EP - Nazareth
                                                        14(28) Everybody Wants You - Billy Squier
                                                        15(18) Games - Nazareth
                                                        16 ( - ) Needle in the Groove - Mama's Boys
                                                        17(13) Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo
                                                        18(17) All Right Now EP - Free
                                                        19 ( - ) Your Last Chance EP - Various
                                                        20(08) Hand To Hold Onto - John Cougar
                                                        21(16) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                                                        22(14) Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
                                                        23(20) The Wanderer - Fist
                                                        24(19) Talkin' 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                                                        25(15) Killer - Kiss
                                                        26(12) Symptom of the Universe (Live) - Ozzy Osbourne
                                                        27(23) Fast Bikes - Le Griffe
                                                        28 ( - ) Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger
                                                        29(21) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                                                        30(22) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

                                                        The B-side of My Angel was yet another track titled In the Heat of the Night!
                                                        Last edited by Metalweb; Fri March 13, 2020, 21:15.

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                                                        • #30
                                                          19 Mar 83

                                                          01(06) Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler [1]
                                                          02 ( - ) Why D'Ya Lie To Me - Spider
                                                          03(01) Cold Sweat - Thin Lizzy
                                                          04(10) Falling in Love With You - Gary Moore
                                                          05(12) My Angel - Rock Goddess
                                                          06 ( - ) Red Skies - Samson
                                                          07 ( - ) Separate Ways - Journey
                                                          08(02) He Knows, You Know - Marillion
                                                          09(14) Everybody Wants You - Billy Squier
                                                          10(03) Africa - Toto [7]
                                                          11(19) Your Last Chance EP - Various
                                                          12 ( - ) When It's Time To Rock - UFO [74]
                                                          13(05) Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar
                                                          14(09) Market Square Heroes - Marillion
                                                          15(16) Needle in the Groove - Mama's Boys
                                                          16(04) Photograph - Def Leppard
                                                          17 ( - ) Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
                                                          18(07) Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar
                                                          19(08) On the Loose - Saga
                                                          20(11) Silver Machine - Hawkwind
                                                          21(17) Caroline (Live at the NEC) - Status Quo
                                                          22(13) Love Hurts EP - Nazareth
                                                          23(18) All Right Now EP - Free
                                                          24(21) Crash Bang Wallop - Raven
                                                          25(29) Heavy Metal Rock'n'Roll - Rock Goddess
                                                          26(23) The Wanderer - Fist
                                                          27 ( - ) Over, Under, Sideways, Down - Yardbirds
                                                          28(24) Talkin' 'Bout Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                                                          29(15) Games - Nazareth
                                                          30(20) Hand To Hold Onto - John Cougar

                                                          Golden Oldie from The Yardbirds...
                                                          Last edited by Metalweb; Sat March 14, 2020, 03:56.

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