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  • 28 May 88

    01(01) Start Talking Love - Magnum [62]
    02(02) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
    03 (-) What About Love - Heart [14]
    04(06) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx [58]
    05(03) Prime Mover - Rush
    06(04) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
    07(05) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon
    08(08) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
    09(07) Johnny B Goode - Judas Priest
    10(09) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
    11(10) Angel - Aerosmith
    12(11) Never / These Dreams - Heart
    13(12) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
    14 (-) Take Me I'm Yours - Chrome Molly
    15(15) Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
    16(13) Freedom - Alice Cooper
    17(14) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
    18(17) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
    19(19) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
    20(16) Get It On - Kingdom Come
    21(20) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
    22(21) Planet Girl - Zodiac Mindwarp
    23(22) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
    24 (-) Compact Hits - Styx
    25(18) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy
    26(27) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
    27(24) Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
    28(29) Hysteria - Def Leppard
    29(28) Trial By Fire - Testament
    30(23) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx

    Decent Squeeze cover in at 14...

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    • I've just listened to Pie Taster by The Macc Lads again, on the back of talking about it and them yesterday.

      Deary me! I'd actually forgotten just how brutal their lyrics were!! They're like a Hard Rock, Roy Chubby Brown!

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      • ^

        Indeed!

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        • I went to a wedding in Leeds in 1995 where the evening bash was sountracked not only by records by The Clash, Specials, Madness, Blondie and other great 70s and 80s bands but also by the Macc Lads too! It was quite a bizarre sight to see people on the dance floor singing and dancing along to them. It's possibly the first time I'd heard anything by the band.

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          • A few of my mates, were bang into them. They had their albums, used to go see them live and had an annoying habit of singing their lyrics amongst each other in public. "Sweaty Betty" seemed to be a particular favourite of theirs to recite!

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            • ^
              'Sweaty Betty' was played two or three times at that evening wedding disco! It was the one everyone was singing along to...

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              • Aye that definitely seemed their most popular track. My mates used to pogo about in the street and start shouting the lyrics and pointing at each other!!

                I wonder if folk in the South were that into them, they always struck me as having quite a Northern and Scottish following.
                Last edited by jimmypages59; Fri November 27, 2020, 15:05.

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                • Originally posted by jimmypages59 View Post
                  Aye that definitely seemed their most popular track. My mates used to pogo about in the street and start shouting the lyrics and pointing at each other!!

                  I wonder if folk in the South were that into them, they always struck me as having quite a Northern and Scottish following.
                  As far as I can remember......down here in Brighton we'd barely heard of them!

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                  • Another missing issue

                    4 June 88

                    01(03) What About Love - Heart [15]
                    02(01) Start Talking Love - Magnum
                    03 (-) Mary Jane - Megadeth
                    04(02) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
                    05(04) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
                    06 (-) Who Gets The Love? - Status Quo [34]
                    07(06) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                    08 (-) Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford [100]
                    09(05) Prime Mover - Rush
                    10(07) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon
                    11(08) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                    12(10) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                    13 (-) Pamela - Toto
                    14(12) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                    15(11) Angel - Aerosmith
                    16(09) Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest
                    17(13) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                    18(15) Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
                    19(17) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                    20(14) Take Me I'm Yours - Chrome Molly
                    21(18) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
                    22(16) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                    23(20) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                    24(19) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
                    25 ????
                    26(23) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                    27(21) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                    28 ????
                    29(26) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
                    30(25) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy


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                    • 11 June 88

                      01(01) What About Love - Heart [26]
                      02(06) Who Get's The Love? - Status Quo [51]
                      03(03) Mary Jane - Megadeth
                      04(05) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
                      05(02) Start Talking Love - Magnum
                      06 (-) Reputation - Brian Spence
                      07(04) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
                      08(08) Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
                      09 (-) The Flame - Cheap Trick
                      10(11) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                      11(14) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                      12(07) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                      13(12) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                      14(09) Prime Mover - Rush
                      15(13) Pamela - Toto
                      16(15) Angel - Aerosmith
                      17(10) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon
                      18(19) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                      19(17) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                      20(16) Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest
                      21(18) Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
                      22(26) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                      23(22) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                      24(20) Take Me I'm Yours - Chrome Molly
                      25(24) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
                      26(29) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
                      27(23) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                      28(27) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                      29(30) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy
                      30(21) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth

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                      • 'The Flame' by Cheap Trick was a US number 1. Quite an achievement for a band who had been struggling for years with a number of flop releases.

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                        • ^

                          I'm surprised "The Flame" did so well ( also No.1 in Australia) because it's an utterly generic power ballad with (to my ears) rather naff lyrics.

                          It was written for, but turned down by, Elkie Brooks.

                          According to the Billboard Book of No.1 hits the band all hated the demo (from British songwriters Bob Mitchell and Nick Graham) and had to be persuaded to record the track by producer Richie Zito.

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                          • 18 June 88

                            01(01) What About Love - Heart [45]
                            02(02) Who Gets The Love? - Status Quo
                            03 (-) Rhythm Of Love - Scorpions
                            04(04) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
                            05(06) Reputation - Brian Spence
                            06(03) Mary Jane - Megadeth
                            07 (-) Heaven Tonight - Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force [97]
                            08(07) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
                            09(08) Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
                            10(05) Start Talking Love - Magnum
                            11(09) The Flame - Cheap Trick [94]
                            12 (-) I Don't Want To Live Without You - Foreigner
                            13(15) Pamela - Toto
                            14(12) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                            15(10) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                            16(11) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                            17(13) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                            18(17) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon
                            19(14) Prime Mover - Rush
                            20 (-) Mayfair - Quireboys
                            21(16) Angel - Aerosmith
                            22(19) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                            23(20) Johnny B Goode - Judas Priest
                            24(18) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                            25(21) Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
                            26(22) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                            27(25) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
                            28(24) Take Me I'm Yours - Chrome Molly
                            29(27) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                            30(28) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                            Last edited by Metalweb; Tue December 1, 2020, 20:57.

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                            • So three songs with Love in the title in the top three (and two others in the top 30). I wonder how many times that has happened - with any word (except for A, and, the etc of course).

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                              • ^

                                Yes, noticed that lovey-dovey top three while typing the chart out!

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                                • 11 April 87
                                  02 (-) Still Of The Night - Whitesnake [22]
                                  03(01) Tonight Tonight Tonight - Genesis [35]
                                  04 (-) Heat Of The Night - Bryan Adams [77]
                                  12(03) Rock The Night - Europe
                                  20(16) Heaven Tonight - Waysted

                                  01(01) Still Of The Night - Whitesnake [22]
                                  02(03) Heat Of The Night - Bryan Adams [77]
                                  14(10) Rock The Night - Europe
                                  27(20) Heave Tonight - Waysted

                                  Much of the same as the "Love" chart, 11th April 87 seemed to be the "Night" chart.

                                  I know it's a typo but "Heave Tonight" sounds much funnier, that it's proper title.

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                                  • ^

                                    Indeed it does! Now spoiled the joke by correcting it....

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                                    • 25 June 88

                                      01(01) What About Love - Heart
                                      02(03) Rhythm Of Love - Scorpions
                                      03(02) Who Gets The Love? - Status Quo
                                      04(04) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
                                      05(06) Mary Jane - Megadeth
                                      06(07) Heaven Tonight - Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force
                                      07(10) Start Talking Love - Magnum
                                      08(08) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
                                      09(11) The Flame - Cheap Trick [92]
                                      10(05) Reputation - Brian Spence
                                      11(09) Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
                                      12(12) I Don't Want To Live Without You - Foreigner
                                      13(14) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                                      14(15) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                                      15(19) Prime Mover - Rush
                                      16(13) Pamela - Toto
                                      17(16) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                                      18(21) Angel - Aerosmith
                                      19(22) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                                      20(20) Mayfair - Quireboys [95]
                                      21(17) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                                      22(re) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                                      23(29) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                                      24(24) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                                      25(26) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                                      26(23) Johnny B Goode - Judas Priest
                                      27(18) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon
                                      28(25) Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
                                      29 (-) I Wish I Had A Girl - Henry Lee Summer
                                      30(30) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                                      Last edited by Metalweb; Tue December 1, 2020, 20:57.

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                                      • MRIB via The Chart Show - broadcast on 10th June 1988 (in line with MRIB and OCC charts dated 18th June)

                                        9 NE The Quireboys - Mayfair
                                        8 NE Foreigner - I Don't Want To Live Without You
                                        6 UP The Dogs D'Amour - The Kid From Kensington [#88 on a recent UK top 100]
                                        4 NE Deep Purple - Hush
                                        includes full play of Yngwie J Malmsteen's Rising Force (the full name of the act) at 5




                                        So for some odd reason Kerrang! include The Quireboys but not The Dogs D'Amour.
                                        Last edited by Blondini; Tue December 1, 2020, 20:13.
                                        Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!

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                                        • ^

                                          Yes, I felt a bit guilty truncating the name of Yngwie's band, especially as I had a few of his albums back in the day.

                                          Now corrected!

                                          "Heaven Tonight" features the distinctive vocals of Joe Lynn Turner, so inevitably sounds like early 80s Rainbow.

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                                          • Oh, nice one. I thought it was the magazine that truncated the names and you were just copying them - like Zodiac Mindwarp (and The Love Reaction). Number 1 (MRIB) had to truncate several acts for space.
                                            Last edited by Blondini; Wed December 2, 2020, 01:13.
                                            Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!

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                                            • ^

                                              Yup, got me there too! Just too lazy to keep typing out "and the Love Reaction".....

                                              Not going to go back and edit umpteen of those posts though....
                                              Last edited by Metalweb; Wed December 2, 2020, 01:23.

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                                              • 2 July 88

                                                01(01) What About Love - Heart
                                                02 (-) Hush - Deep Purple
                                                03(02) Rhythm Of Love - Scorpions
                                                04 (-) Livin' Without You - Tigertailz
                                                05(03) Who Gets The Love? - Status Quo
                                                06(04) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
                                                07(09) The Flame - Cheap Trick [92]
                                                08(06) Heaven Tonight - Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force
                                                09(05) Mary Jane - Megadeth
                                                10(10) Reputation - Brian Spence
                                                11(11) Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford [95]
                                                12(08) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
                                                13(20) Mayfair - Quireboys
                                                14(12) I Don't Want To Live Without You - Foreigner
                                                15 (-) South Africa - Ian Gillan
                                                16(07) Start Talking Love - Magnum
                                                17(13) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                                                18(16) Pamela - Toto
                                                19(17) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                                                20(14) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                                                21(19) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                                                22(18) Angel - Aerosmith
                                                23(21) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                                                24(23) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                                                25(25) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                                                26(26) Johnny B Goode - Judas Priest
                                                27(15) Prime Mover - Rush
                                                28(22) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                                                29(24) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                                                30(27) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon

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                                                • i did find it odd that Tigertailz were missing from the Chart Show top ten i posted. Given that it was in the corresponding UK top 100.
                                                  Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!

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                                                  • 9 July 88

                                                    01 (-) One Slip - Pink Floyd
                                                    02(02) Hush - Deep Purple
                                                    03(01) What About Love - Heart
                                                    04 (-) Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
                                                    05(07) The Flame - Cheap Trick [90]
                                                    06(03) Rhythm Of Love - Scorpions
                                                    07(13) Mayfair - Quireboys
                                                    08(04) Livin' Without You - Tigertailz
                                                    09(05) Who Gets The Love? - Status Quo
                                                    10(08) Heaven Tonight - Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force
                                                    11(09) Mary Jane - Megadeth
                                                    12(06) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
                                                    13(12) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
                                                    14(14) I Don't Want To Live Without You - Foreigner
                                                    15(20) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                                                    16(11) Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
                                                    17(16) Start Talking Love - Magnum
                                                    18(15) South Africa - Ian Gillan
                                                    19(18) Pamela - Toto
                                                    20(10) Reputation - Brian Spence
                                                    21(17) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                                                    22(19) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                                                    23(23) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                                                    24(29) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                                                    25(26) Johnny B Goode - Judas Priest
                                                    26 (-) Too Much Ain't Enough Love - Jimmy Barnes
                                                    27(25) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                                                    28(22) Angel - Aerosmith
                                                    29(27) Prime Mover - Rush
                                                    30 (-) Middle Man - Living Colour

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