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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Robbie
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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...
    Last edited by Metalweb; Mon March 9, 2020, 03:26.

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  • Blondini
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    Fist is a great name for a rock band. From South Shields - up Robbie's end (as it were!).

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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Robbie
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Robbie
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Blondini
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    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.
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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • braindeadpj
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    Thank you for posting these.

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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Robbie
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    ^
    Thanks for posting these.

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  • Metalweb
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    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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  • Metalweb
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    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.
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  • kingofskiffle
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    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.

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  • Metalweb
    started a topic UK Rock/Metal Charts (1980s and early '90s)

    UK Rock/Metal Charts (1980s and early '90s)

    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
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