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  • #51
    I love 'Big Log', it brings back good memories of listening to the radio while soaking up the sun in the hot summer of 1983. I was at university in 1983 so spent much of the long summer break lounging in the sun while living on Supplementary Benefit which as a student meant just turning up at the unemployment benefit office once a fortnight and signing on. If only life could still be as easy and carefree...

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    • #52
      ^
      Agree!

      Brilliantly evocative track (even if nobody can agree what the title means!)

      It brings back that long, hot summer of '83 every time I hear it......happier times.
      Last edited by Metalweb; Tue March 31, 2020, 01:21.

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      • #53
        Several big name new entries this week:

        3 Sept 83

        01(05) Mean Streak - Y&T [65]
        02(02) Guilty of Love - Whitesnake [42]
        03(01) Big Log - Robert Plant [24]
        04 (-) You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll - Twisted Sister [48]
        05 (-) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard [41]
        06 (-) Street of Dreams - Rainbow [52]
        07(10) Don't Cry - Asia [46]
        08(07) Stay on Top - Uriah Heep
        09 (-) Holy Diver - Dio
        10(03) The Sun Goes Down - Thin Lizzy
        11 (-) 1-2-3-4 Rock'n'Roll - Girlschool
        12(08) Die Hard - Venom
        13 (-) Makin' Music - Diamond Head
        14(11) The Trooper - Iron Maiden
        15(04) Nightmare - Saxon
        16(06) Shine - Motorhead
        17(19) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top [68]
        18(17) The Kids Are Back - Twisted Sister
        19(12) Garden Party - Marillion
        20 (-) Fake Friends - Joan Jett
        21(13) Break the Chain - Raven
        22(14) Shout - Grand Prix
        23(22) Send Me An Angel - Blackfoot
        24(21) I Won't Hold You Back - Toto
        25(28) Echoes of a Distant Battle - Tank
        26 (-) Born To Be Wild - Raven & Udo Dirkschneider
        27(16) Razor's Edge - Meat Loaf
        28(09) Hot Girls In Love - Loverboy
        29 (-) Until I Get You - Hanoi Rocks
        30(24) Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden




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        • #54
          17 Sept 83

          01(05) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard [68]
          02 (-) Ol' Rag Blues - Status Quo [11]
          03(03) Street of Dreams - Rainbow
          04(01) Mean Streak - Y&T
          05(13) Makin' Music - Diamond Head
          06(04) You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll - Twisted Sister
          07(17) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top [72]
          08(29) Until I Get You - Hanoi Rocks
          09(03) Big Log - Robert Plant [55]
          10(02) Guilty of Love - Whitesnake
          11(09) Holy Diver - Dio
          12(07) Don't Cry - Asia
          13(26) Born To Be Wild - Raven & Udo Dirkschneider
          14(12) Die Hard - Venom
          15 (-) After the Fall - Journey
          16(11) 1-2-3-4 Rock'n'Roll - Girlschool
          17(14) The Trooper - Iron Maiden
          18(08) Stay on Top - Uriah Heep
          19(10) The Sun Goes Down - Thin Lizzy
          20(15) Nightmare - Saxon
          21(21) Break the Chain - Raven
          22(19) Garden Party - Marillion
          23(20) Fake Friends - Joan Jett
          24(25) Echoes of a Distant Battle - Tank
          25 (-) Wind of Change - Lloyd Langton
          26(18) The Kids Are Back - Twisted Sister
          27(23) Send Me An Angel - Blackfoot
          28(30) Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden
          29(28) Hot Girls in Love - Loverboy
          30(16) Shine - Motorhead

          Twisted Sister fail to make it a hat trick of chart-toppers....

          The umpteenth cover version of Steppenwolf's Born To Be Wild was a one-off collaboration between NWOBHM band Raven and the leader of German metal band Accept.

          https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3

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          • #55
            1 Oct 83

            01(02) Ol' Rag Blues - Status Quo [10]
            02 (-) Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
            03(03) Street of Dreams - Rainbow
            04(01) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
            05 (-) In and Out of Love - Heavy Pettin' [87]
            06 (-) Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf [32]
            07(07) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
            08(04) Mean Streak - Y&T
            09(08) Until I Get You - Hanoi Rocks
            10(06) You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll - Twisted Sister
            11(10) Guilty of Love - Whitesnake
            12(05) Makin' Music - Diamond Head
            13(09) Big Log - Robert Plant
            14(15) After the Fall - Journey
            15(11) Holy Diver - Dio
            16(25) Wind of Change - LLoyd Langton Group
            17(12) Don't Cry - Asia
            18(16) 1-2-3-4 Rock'n'Roll - Girlschool
            19 (-) Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams
            20(17) The Trooper - Iron Maiden
            21(14) Die Hard - Venom
            22(13) Born To Be Wild - Raven & Udo Dirkschneider
            23(18) Stay On Top - Uriah Heep
            24(22) Garden Party - Marillion
            25(23) Fake Friends - Joan Jett
            26(24) Echoes of a Distant Battle - Tank
            27(26) The Kids Are Back - Twisted Sister
            28(21) Break the Chain - Raven
            29(28) Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden
            30(27) Send Me An Angel - Blackfoot

            The new entry from Scottish NWOBHM band Heavy Pettin'....

            https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3

            ...bears a distinct resemblance to Bon Jovi's 1985 single of the same name.

            https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3

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            • #56
              15 Oct 83

              01(06) Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf [21]
              02(01) Ol' Rag Blues - Status Quo [29]
              03 (-) Women in Chains - Waysted
              04(05) In and Out of Love - Heavy Pettin'
              05 (-) Fight Fire With Fire - Kansas
              06(02) Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
              07(12) Makin' Music - Diamond Head
              08(07) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
              09(19) Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams
              10(16) Wind of Change - Lloyd Langton Group
              11 (-) Too Wild to Tame - Avenger
              12 (-) The History 12" - Robin George
              13(03) Street of Dreams - Rainbow
              14 (-) How Can I Refuse - Heart
              15 (-) Dancing the Night Away - Cheap Trick
              16(08) Mean Streak - Y&T
              17(14) After the Fall - Journey
              18 (-) Too Little of You to Love - Mama's Boys [89]
              19(04) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
              20(17) Don't Cry - Asia
              21(10) You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll - Twisted Sister
              22(11) Guilty of Love - Whitesnake
              23(09) Until I Get You - Hanoi Rocks
              24(15) Holy Diver - Dio
              25(21) Die Hard - Venom
              26 (-) Do Ya Want My Love - Wrathchild
              27(13) Big Log - Robert Plant
              28(27) The Kids are Back - Twisted Sister
              29(22) Born to be Wild - Raven and Udo Dirkschneider
              30(28) Break the Chain - Raven

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              • #57
                29 Oct 83

                01(01) Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf [17]
                02(03) Women in Chains - Waysted
                03(18) Too Little of You To Love - Mama's Boys
                04(12) The History 12" - Robin George
                05(02) Ol' Rag Blues - Status Quo [61]
                06(04) In and Out of Love - Heavy Pettin'
                07(09) Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams
                08(06) Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
                09 (-) 20th Century Boy - Girlschool
                10(05) Fight Fire With Fire - Kansas
                11(10) Wind of Change - Lloyd Langton Group
                12(14) How Can I Refuse - Heart
                13 (-) The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia [91]
                14(26) Do Ya Want My Love - Wrathchild
                15(11) Too Wild To Tame - Avenger
                16 (-) Acid Queen 12" - Venom
                17(15) Dancing the Night Away - Cheap Trick
                18(07) Makin' Music - Diamond Head
                19 (-) Social Alliance - Dave Brock
                20(08) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
                21(20) Don't Cry - Asia
                22(17) After the Fall - Journey
                23(13) Street of Dreams - Rainbow
                24(24) Holy Diver - Dio
                25(19) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
                26(21) You Can't Stop Robk'n'Roll - Twisted Sister
                27(16) Mean Streak - Y&T
                28 (-) Guns For Hire - AC/DC [73]
                29(22) Guilty Of Love - Whitesnake
                30(28) The Kids Are Back - Twisted Sister

                Meat Loaf holds on to top spot with the title track of his first post-Steinman album.

                Girlschool make the top ten with one of their many cover versions of early 70s glam classics.





                Last edited by Metalweb; Sun April 5, 2020, 17:17.

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                • #58
                  All change at the top:

                  12 Nov 83

                  01 (-) Lick It Up - Kiss [31]
                  02 (-) Rainbow in the Dark - Dio [57]
                  03(01) Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf [50]
                  04(03) Too Little Of You To Love - Mama's Boys
                  05(06) In and Out of Love - Heavy Pettin'
                  06(02) Women in Chains - Waysted
                  07(13) The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia
                  08(09) 20th Century Boy - Girlschool
                  09(28) Guns For Hire - AC/DC [38]
                  10(04) The History 12" - Robin George
                  11 (-) Out Of Phase - Diamond Head
                  12(19) Social Alliance - Dave Brock
                  13(07) Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams
                  14(08) Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
                  15(08) Ol' Rag Blues - Status Quo
                  16(16) Acid Queen 12" - Venom
                  17 (-) I Can't Control Myself - Bernie Torme
                  18(11) Wind of Change - Lloyd Langton Group
                  19(14) Do Ya Want My Love - Wrathchild
                  20(12) How Can I Refuse - Heart
                  21(10) Fight Fire With Fire - Kansas
                  22(25) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
                  23(21) Don't Cry - Asia
                  24(23) Street of Dreams - Rainbow
                  25(18) Makin' Music - Diamond Head
                  26(20) Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
                  27 (-) Somewhere in the Night - Wildlife
                  28(17) Dancing the Night Away - Cheap Trick
                  29(15) Too Wild To Tame - Avenger
                  30(27) Mean Streak - Y&T

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                  • #59
                    Clear-out at the top this week:

                    26 Nov 83

                    01 (-) A Mess Of Blues - Status Quo [24]
                    02 (-) Star Fleet - Brian May & Friends [86]
                    03(01) Lick It Up - Kiss [71]
                    04(09) Guns For Hire - AC/DC
                    05(02) Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
                    06 (-) Heavy Metal Love - Helix
                    07 (-) Can't Let You Go - Rainbow
                    08 (-) Motorway City - Hawkwind
                    09 (-) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top [59]
                    10(03) Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf
                    11(16) Out of Phase - Diamond Head
                    12(05) In and Out Of Love - Heavy Pettin'
                    13 (-) My Oh My - Slade [36]
                    14(08) 20th Century Boy - Girlschool
                    15 (-) Queen of the Broken Hearts - Loverboy
                    16 (-) We're Gonna Rock You - Black Rose
                    17(04) Too Little of You to Love - Mama's Boys
                    18(07) The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia
                    19(06) Women in Chains - Waysted
                    20(27) Somewhere in the Night - Wildlife
                    21(17) I Can't Control Myself - Bernie Torme
                    22(10) The History 12" - Robin George
                    23(15) Ol' Rag Blues - Status Quo
                    24 (-) Krazy Kuts - Rox
                    25(23) Don't Cry - Asia
                    26(22) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
                    27(12) Social Alliance - Dave Brock
                    28(13) Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams
                    29(14) Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
                    30(19) Do Ya Want My Love - Wrathchild

                    The Brian May new entry was a weird one - a cover of the theme from a Japanese s.f. puppet show that use to air on Saturday morning tv in the early 80s. Brian's "friends" on the track included Eddie Van Halen.

                    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3

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                    • #60
                      10 Dec 83

                      01 (-) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne [21]
                      02 (-) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top [62]
                      03(13) My Oh My - Slade [5]
                      04 (-) Metal Health/Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot [45]
                      05 (-) Rock Me - Heavy Pettin'
                      06(02) Star Fleet - Brian May & Friends
                      07(01) A Mess of Blues - Status Quo [65]
                      08 (-) In the Mood - Robert Plant [89]
                      09(08) Motorway City - Hawkwind
                      10(03) Lick It Up - Kiss
                      11(06) Heavy Metal Love - Helix
                      12 (-) Midnight in Tokyo - Y&T
                      13 (-) Take Me Away - Blue Oyster Cult
                      14(05) Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
                      15(07) Can't Let You Go - Rainbow
                      16(14) 20th Century Boy - Girlschool
                      17 (-) Monkey On Your Back - Aldo Nova
                      18(10) Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf
                      19(04) Guns For Hire - AC/DC
                      20(18) The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia
                      21(12) In and Out Of Love - Heavy Pettin'
                      22(15) Queen of the Broken Hearts - Loverboy
                      23(24) Krazy Kuts - Rox
                      24(19) Women in Chains - Waysted
                      25(16) We're Gonna Rock You - Black Rose
                      26(11) Out of Phase - Diamond Head
                      27(17) Too Little of You to Love - Mama's Boys
                      28(26) Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
                      29(27) Social Alliance - Dave Brock
                      30(20) Somewhere in the Night - Wildlife

                      Several great new entries this chart...

                      Ozzy thankfully boots that dreary Quo single off the top...

                      Quiet Riot's stonking cover of Slade's Cum On Feel the Noize enters just below The Boyz themselves...

                      Meanwhile Blue Oyster Cult's alien abduction single was co-written by Aldo Nova (himself a new entry at 17).

                      https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3

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                      • #61
                        24 Dec 83

                        01(01) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne [38]
                        02(03) My Oh My - Slade [2]
                        03(04) Metal Health/ Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot [74]
                        04(08) In the Mood - Robert Plant
                        05(02) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
                        06 (-) Marguerita Time - Status Quo [5]
                        07(12) Midnight in Tokyo - Y&T
                        08(13) Take Me Away - Blue Oyster Cult
                        09(05) Rock Me - Heavy Pettin'
                        10 (-) Too Late For Love - Def Leppard
                        11(17) Monkey On Your Back - Aldo Nova
                        12(07) A Mess Of Blues - Status Quo
                        13(06) Star Fleet - Brian May & Friends
                        14 (-) Black Funeral - Mercyful Fate
                        15(09) Motorway City - Hawkwind
                        16(20) The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia
                        17(10) Lick It Up - Kiss
                        18(14) Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
                        19(19) Guns For Hire - AC/DC
                        20(11) Heavy Metal Love - Helix
                        21(23) Krazy Kuts - Rox
                        22(15) Can't Let You Go - Rainbow
                        23 (-) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White [47]
                        24(16) 20th Century Boy - Girlschool
                        25(18) Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf
                        26(24) Women in Chains - Waysted
                        27(25) We're Gonna Rock You - Black Rose
                        28(26) Out of Phase - Diamond Head
                        29(27) Too Little of You to Love - Mama's Boys
                        30(29) Social Alliance - Dave Brock

                        Snowy White's Bird of Paradise bears a distinct resemblance to Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms (released in '85)….

                        https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3
                        Last edited by Metalweb; Fri May 8, 2020, 15:00.

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                        • #62
                          ^
                          Slade just couldn't quite get the Christmas number 1, either on the Rock charts or the national Gallup charts!

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                          • #63
                            ^

                            Spoiler alert - they top the first chart of the new year!

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                            • #64
                              This is the Top 50 for 1983 (national singles chart peak in square brackets)

                              01 I Am I'm Me - Twisted Sister [18]
                              02 Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden [11]
                              03 Big Log - Robert Plant [11]
                              04 Midnight at the Lost and Found - Meat Loaf [17]
                              05 The Kids Are Back - Twisted Sister [32]
                              06 The Trooper - Iron Maiden [12]
                              07 Garden Party - Marillion [12}
                              08 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler [1]
                              09 Ol' Rag Blues - Status Quo [9]
                              10 A Mess of Blues - Status Quo [15]
                              11 Market Square Heroes - Marillion [53]
                              12 Lick It Up - Kiss [31]
                              13 He Knows You Know - Marillion [35]
                              14 Countdown/New World Man [36]
                              15 Africa - Toto [3]
                              16 Guilty of Love - Whitesnake [31]
                              17 Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top [61]
                              18 Mean Streak - Y&T [41]
                              19 Send Me An Angel - Blackfoot [66]
                              20 Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne [21]
                              21 Holy Diver - Dio [72]
                              22 My Oh My - Slade [2]
                              23 Creatures of the Night - Kiss [34]
                              24 Cold Sweat - Thin Lizzy [27]
                              25 I Got Mine - Motorhead [46]
                              26 Easy Livin' - Fastway [74]
                              27 Power and the Glory - Saxon [32]
                              28 Falling in Love With You - Gary Moore
                              29 Rosanna - Toto [12]
                              30 Metal Health/ Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot [45]
                              31 Rock of Ages - Def Leppard [41]
                              32 Guns For Hire - AC/DC [37]
                              33 Mr Roboto - Styx [90]
                              34 Malibu Beach - Hanoi Rocks [84]
                              35 Queen of the Reich - Queensryche [94]
                              36 Red Skies - Samson [65]
                              37 Why D'Ya Lie To Me - Spider [65]
                              38 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio [46]
                              39 You Can't Stop Rock'n'Roll - Twisted Sister [43]
                              40 Street of Dreams - Rainbow [52]
                              41 Makin' Music - Diamond Head [87]
                              42 In and Out of Love - Heavy Pettin' [87]
                              43 Heavy Metal Love - Helix [91]
                              44 Don't Cry - Asia [33]
                              45 Separate Ways - Journey
                              46 My Angel - Rock Goddess [64]
                              47 When It's Time To Rock - UFO [70]
                              48 Thunder and Lightning - Thin Lizzy [39]
                              49 Lonely Nights - Uriah Heep [85]
                              50 Star Fleet - Brian May & Friends [65]

                              Meanwhile, the years Top 10 singles in the Kerrang! readers poll were:

                              01 Lick It Up - Kiss
                              02 Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
                              03 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
                              04 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
                              05 Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
                              06 Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
                              07 Guilty of Love - Whitesnake
                              08 Big Log - Robert Plant
                              09 Holy Diver - Dio
                              10 Cold Sweat - Thin Lizzy
                              Last edited by Metalweb; Mon April 20, 2020, 01:14.

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                              • #65
                                7 Jan 84

                                01(02) My Oh My - Slade [2]
                                02(06) Marguerita Time - Status Quo [5]
                                03(03) Metal Health / Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot [89]
                                04(01) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne [49]
                                05(10) Too Late For Love - Def Leppard
                                06(14) Black Funeral - Mercyful Fate
                                07(04) In the Mood - Robert Plant
                                08(23) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White [40]
                                09(05) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top [100]
                                10(08) Take Me Away - Blue Oyster Cult
                                11(07) Midnight in Tokyo - Y&T
                                12 (-) Oh Well - McCoy
                                13(09) Rock Me - Heavy Pettin'
                                14 (-) A Cry in the Night - Virgin Steele
                                15(12) A Mess of Blues - Status Quo
                                16(11) Monkey On Your Back - Aldo Nova
                                17(13) Star Fleet - Brian May & Friends
                                18(21) Krazy Kuts - Rox
                                19 (-) A Zoo - Hawkwind
                                20(18) Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
                                21(17) Lick It Up - Kiss
                                22(15) Motorway City - Hawkwind
                                23(19) Guns For Hire - AC/DC
                                24(16) The Smile Has Left Your Eyes - Asia
                                25 (-) Blondie Girl - Earthshaker
                                26(22) Can't Let you Go - Rainbow
                                27(27) We're Gonna Rock You - Black Rose
                                28(24) 20th Century Boy - Girlschool
                                29(26) Women in Chains - Waysted
                                30(28) Out of Phase - Diamond Head

                                Japanese band Earthshaker are still around nowadays - sadly their new entry here isn't a tribute to Debbie Harry....

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                                • #66
                                  Fleetwood Mac cover at 12.

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                                  • #67
                                    ^

                                    Yup.

                                    (John) McCoy was the distinctive looking bass player (with the large beard and bald head) from Ian Gillan's band.

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                                    • #68
                                      21 Jan 84

                                      01 (-) Give Me More Time - Whitesnake [29]
                                      02(02) Marguerita Time - Status Quo [7]
                                      03(08) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White [6]
                                      04(05) Too Late For Love - Def Leppard
                                      05(01) My Oh My - Slade [30]
                                      06(04) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
                                      07 (-) Razor's Edge - Meat Loaf [41]
                                      08(03) Metal Health/ Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
                                      09(06) Black Funeral - Mercyful Fate
                                      10(09) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
                                      11(07) In the Mood - Robert Plant
                                      12(19) A Zoo - Hawkwind
                                      13(21) Lick It Up - Kiss
                                      14 (-) Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar [59]
                                      15(12) Oh Well - McCoy
                                      16(10) Take Me Away - Blue Oyster Cult
                                      17 (-) Jump - Van Halen
                                      18(11) Midnight in Tokyo - Y&T
                                      19(17) Star Fleet - Brian May & Friends
                                      20(14) A Cry in the Night - Virgin Steele
                                      21(25) Blondie Girl - Earthshaker
                                      22 (-) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                                      23 (-) Something Special - Emerson
                                      24(15) A Mess of Blues - Status Quo
                                      25(18) Krazy Kuts - Rox
                                      26 (-) Eat the Rich - Tysondog
                                      27(16) Monkey On Your Back - Aldo Nova
                                      28(20) Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
                                      29(13) Rock Me - Heavy Pettin'
                                      30(22) Motorway City - Hawkwind

                                      Re-entries from Meat Loaf, and Lynyrd Skynyrd's last-track-of-the-rock-disco perennial.

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                                      • #69
                                        4 Feb 84

                                        01 (-) Freewheel Burning - Judas Priest [75]
                                        02(03) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White [19]
                                        03(01) Give Me More Time - Whitesnake [42]
                                        04 (-) Hold On To Love - Gary Moore [68]
                                        05(17) Jump - Van Halen [60]
                                        06(14) Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar [49]
                                        07(07) Razor's Edge - Meat Loaf
                                        08 (-) Jump in the Fire - Metallica
                                        09(02) Marguerita Time - Status Quo [28]
                                        10(22) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                                        11(06) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
                                        12(05) My Oh My - Slade
                                        13(08) Metal Health/ Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
                                        14 (-) Eyes in the Night - Pallas [92]
                                        15(12) A Zoo - Hawkwind
                                        16(23) Something Special - Emerson
                                        17 (-) Sailing to America - Saxon [81]
                                        18 (-) If I'd Been the One - 38 Special
                                        19(10) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
                                        20(16) Take Me Away - Blue Oyster Cult
                                        21(26) Eat the Rich - Tysondog
                                        22(04) Too Late For Love - Def Leppard
                                        23(09) Black Funeral - Mercyful Fate
                                        24(11) In the Mood - Robert Plant
                                        25(13) Lick It Up - Kiss
                                        26(18) Midnight In Tokyo - Y&T
                                        27(19) Star Fleet - Brian May & Friends
                                        28 (-) Defender - Manowar
                                        29(21) Blondie Girl - Earthshaker
                                        30(28) Rainbow in the Dark - Dio

                                        Many excellent new entries this chart...

                                        The mighty Manowar can boast guest narration by the late, great Orson Welles:

                                        https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3

                                        and the classy single from US Southern Rock band 38 Special single was so commercial - it could have been a huge national UK hit given enough airplay...

                                        https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3
                                        Last edited by Metalweb; Tue April 14, 2020, 23:16.

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                                        • #70
                                          18 Feb 84

                                          01 (-) Punch and Judy - Marillion [32]
                                          02(05) Jump - Van Halen [47]
                                          03(02) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White [39]
                                          04(14) Eyes in the Night - Pallas
                                          05(06) Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar [62]
                                          06 (-) Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions [92]
                                          07(03) Give Me More Time - Whitesnake
                                          08(17) Sailing to America - Saxon
                                          09(01) Freewheel Burning - Judas Priest
                                          10(08) Jump in the Fire - Metallica
                                          11(28) Defender - Manowar
                                          12(04) Hold On To Love - Gary Moore
                                          13 (-) Run Runaway - Slade [34]
                                          14(18) If I'd Been the One - 38 Special
                                          15(10) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                                          16 (-) Burning in the Heat - Girlschool
                                          17(09) Marguerita Time - Status Quo [61]
                                          18(07) Razor's Edge - Meat Loaf
                                          19(16) Something Special - Emerson
                                          20(11) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
                                          21(13) Metal Health / Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
                                          22(12) My Oh My - Slade
                                          23(15) A Zoo - Hawkwind
                                          24(21) Eat the Rich - Tysondog
                                          25(19) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
                                          26(20) Take Me Away - Blue Oyster Cult
                                          27(22) Too Late For Love - Def Leppard
                                          28 (-) Midnight Promises - Mama's Boys
                                          29(23) Black Funeral - Mercyful Fate
                                          30(29) Blondie Girl - Earthshaker

                                          No less than four Slade compositions in this chart....

                                          My Oh My and Run Runaway were the bands last two Top Ten singles here (and their only two Top Forty singles in America....)

                                          Quiet Riot's cover of Cum On Feel the Noize is still hanging on in there and Girlschool enter with Burning in the Heat:

                                          https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...6FORM%3DHDRSC3

                                          Produced by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea, it's a cover of a flop Slade single from 1977 (which was titled Burning in the Heat of Love and got an airplay ban for risqué lyrics!)



                                          Last edited by Metalweb; Wed April 15, 2020, 22:13.

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                                          • #71
                                            3 Mar 84

                                            01(01) Punch and Judy - Marillion [54]
                                            02(02) Jump - Van Halen [20]
                                            03 (-) Warhead - Venom
                                            04(13) Run Runaway - Slade [10]
                                            05(06) Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
                                            06 (-) Hold Back the Night - Aldo Nova
                                            07(04) Eyes in the Night - Pallas
                                            08 (-) Shooting Shark - Blue Oyster Cult
                                            09(05) Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
                                            10(16) Burning in the Heat - Girlschool
                                            11(03) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White
                                            12 (-) 1984 - Spirit
                                            13 (-) Photograph - Def Leppard
                                            14(08) Sailing to America - Saxon
                                            15 (-) Are You Ready - Samson
                                            16(11) Defender - Manowar
                                            17(07) Give Me More Time - Whitesnake
                                            18(09) Freewheel Burning - Judas Priest
                                            19(12) Hold On To Love - Gary Moore
                                            20(28) Midnight Promises - Mama's Boys
                                            21(10) Jump in the Fire - Metallica
                                            22(20) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
                                            23(14) If I'd Been the One - 38 Special
                                            24(15) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
                                            25(22) My Oh My - Slade [100]
                                            26(17) Marguerita Time - Status Quo
                                            27(24) Eat the Rich - Tysondog
                                            28(18) Razor's Edge - Meatloaf
                                            29(21) Metal Health / Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
                                            30(23) A Zoo - Hawkwind

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                                            • #72
                                              17 Mar 84

                                              01(02) Jump - Van Halen [7]
                                              02(04) Run Runaway - Slade [14]
                                              03(01) Punch and Judy - Marillion
                                              04 (-) Blue Light - David Gilmour
                                              05(03) Warhead - Venom
                                              06(13) Photograph - Def Leppard
                                              07(05) Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
                                              08 (-) Night of the Hawks - Hawkwind [86]
                                              09(07) Eyes in the Night - Pallas
                                              10(08) Shooting Shark - Blue Oyster Cult
                                              11 (-) All Hell's Breakin' Loose - Kiss
                                              12(06) Hold Back the Night - Aldo Nova
                                              13 (-) Here We Go Rock'n'Roll - Spider [57]
                                              14(09) Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
                                              15(11) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White
                                              16 (-) Bad Boy - Quiet Riot [91]
                                              17(14) Sailing to America - Saxon
                                              18(10) Burning in the Heat - Girlschool
                                              19(12) 1984 - Spirit
                                              20(18) Freewheel Burning - Judas Priest
                                              21(20) Midnight Promises - Mama's Boys
                                              22(16) Defender - Manowar
                                              23(15) Are You Ready - Samson
                                              24(19) Hold on to Love - Gary Moore
                                              25(21) Jump in the Fire - Metallica
                                              26 (-) Love Times Love - Heavy Pettin' [69]
                                              27(17) Give Me More Time - Whitesnake
                                              28(23) If I'd Been the One - 38 Special
                                              29(22) Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
                                              30(27) Eat the Rich - Tysondog

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                                              • #73
                                                31 Mar 84

                                                01(01) Jump - Van Halen [16]
                                                02(26) Love Times Love - Heavy Pettin' [100]
                                                03(04) Blue Light - David Gilmour
                                                04(16) Bad Boy - Quiet Riot
                                                05(02) Run Runaway - Slade [32]
                                                06(08) Night of the Hawks - Hawkwind
                                                07(13) Here We Go Rock'n'Roll - Spider
                                                08 (-) I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll) - Rock Goddess [57]
                                                09(03) Punch and Judy - Marillion
                                                10(05) Warhead - Venom
                                                11(07) Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
                                                12 (-) Midnight Rendezvous - Tokyo Blade
                                                13(06) Photograph - Def Leppard
                                                14(09) Eyes in the Night - Pallas
                                                15 (-) Send Down an Angel - Bronx
                                                16(10) Shooting Shark - Blue Oyster Cult
                                                17(11) All Hell's Breakin' Loose - Kiss
                                                18(14) Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
                                                19(12) Hold Back the Night - Aldo Nova
                                                20 (-) My Baby Loves a Vampire - Bernie Torme
                                                21(15) Bird of Paradise - Snowy White
                                                22(20) Freewheel Burning - Judas Priest
                                                23(17) Sailing to America - Saxon
                                                24(24) Hold on to Love - Gary Moore
                                                25(19) 1984 - Spirit
                                                26(18) Burning in the Heat - Girlschool
                                                27(21) Midnight Promises - Mama's Boys
                                                28(27) Give Me More Time - Whitesnake
                                                29 (-) Old Time Rock'n'Roll - Bob Seger
                                                30(23) Are You Ready - Samson

                                                And still the early 70s glam rock covers keep on coming!

                                                Rock Goddess enter with their version of the '72 hit from.....oh, dear....Gary Glitter.
                                                Last edited by Metalweb; Mon April 20, 2020, 01:25.

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                                                • #74
                                                  ^
                                                  the period leading up to the mid 80s saw a trend for acts covering early 70s glam rock songs.

                                                  I quite liked the Rock Goddess cover of 'I Didn't Know I Loved You (Til I Saw You Rock n Roll)'.

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                                                  • #75
                                                    ^

                                                    Yes - agreed!

                                                    Not sure if we're allowed to admit so nowadays though!

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