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  • Gallup Weekly Sales Top 100 1978

    Starting from w/e 18/03/1978, until December 1978, Radio & Record News published a sales Top 100, compiled by Gallup. (This was the same week Record Business began publication, with a sales/airplay Top 100).
    I've got all these charts apart from two missing weeks in August.

    R&RN also published regional Top 40s, for London, Wales & West, Scotland, Midlands, North-East, Yorkshire and North-West. The appropriate Top 40 was broadcast by Capital Radio (from 25/03/1978), Radio Clyde, Radio Forth, Radio Tees, Metro Radio and Beacon Radio, but most if not all of these stations had changed to using Record Business data by the end of the year.
    Capital broadcast R&RN's National Top 30 for part of this time, on early Sunday afternoons.

    I have included regional chart positions in square brackets below.
    L = London
    WW = Wales & West
    S = Scotland
    M = Midlands
    NE = North-East
    Y = Yorkshire
    NW = North-West
    Records below no.73 didn't make any regional Top 40s.

    1 . Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights ( L:1 / WW:1 / S:2 / M:1 / NE:1 / Y:1 / NW:1 )
    2 . Blondie - Denis ( L:2 / WW:2 / S:1 / M:5 / NE:2 / Y:2 / NW:2 )
    3 . Abba - Take A Chance On Me ( L:3 / WW:4 / S:6 / M:2 / NE:4 / Y:3 / NW:4 )
    4 . Darts - Come Back My Love ( L:7 / WW:3 / S:4 / M:4 / NE:3 / Y:6 / NW:7 )
    5 . Bee Gees - Staying Alive ( L:6 / WW:7 / S:7 / M:8 / NE:8 / Y:8 / NW:3 )
    6 . Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street ( L:5 / WW:6 / S:5 / M:10 / NE:5 / Y:7 / NW:5 )
    7 . Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star ( L:4 / WW:10 / S:9 / M:7 / NE:6 / Y:4 / NW:11 )
    8 . Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain ( L:11 / WW:8 / S:10 / M:6 / NE:7 / Y:5 / NW:6 )
    9 . Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky ( L:9 / WW:5 / S:12 / M:11 / NE:9 / Y:9 / NW:15 )
    10 . Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love ( L:8 / WW:15 / S:16 / M:9 / NE:10 / Y:10 / NW:14 )
    11 . Samantha Sang - Emotions ( L:12 / WW:17 / S:29 / M:12 / NE:15 / Y:11 / NW:8 )
    12 . Yellow Dog - Just One More Night ( L:13 / WW:12 / S:13 / M:13 / NE:11 / Y:12 / NW:23 )
    13 . Earth Wind And Fire - Fantasy ( L:10 / WW:29 / S:27 / M:15 / NE:17 / Y:16 / NW:12 )
    14 . Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs ( L:34 / WW:9 / S: - / M:25 / NE:24 / Y:30 / NW:9 )
    15 . Free - All Right Now ( L:19 / WW:14 / S:11 / M:14 / NE:12 / Y:14 / NW:28 )
    16 . The Real Thing - Whenever You Want My Love ( L:22 / WW:33 / S:40 / M:19 / NE:25 / Y:31 / NW:10 )
    17 . Donna Summer - Rumour Has It ( L:20 / WW:21 / S:14 / M:17 / NE:18 / Y:22 / NW:13 )
    18 . Hot Chocolate - Everyone's A Winner ( L:15 / WW:13 / S:26 / M:16 / NE:14 / Y:13 / NW:27 )
    19 . The Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen ( L:17 / WW:19 / S:17 / M:18 / NE:13 / Y:15 / NW:25 )
    20 . Tom Robinson Band - Rising Free (EP) ( L:21 / WW:22 / S:24 / M:35 / NE:31 / Y:19 / NW:17 )
    21 . Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine ( L:14 / WW:16 / S:23 / M:24 / NE:29 / Y:17 / NW:29 )
    22 . Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro ( L:26 / WW:27 / S:15 / M:20 / NE:30 / Y:18 / NW:24 )
    23 . Player - Baby Come Back ( L:29 / WW:24 / S:39 / M:26 / NE:28 / Y:27 / NW:16 )
    24 . Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass ( L:18 / WW:28 / S:19 / M:31 / NE:34 / Y:20 / NW:22 )
    25 . Rod Stewart - Hot Legs / I Was Only Joking ( L:23 / WW:11 / S:21 / M:22 / NE:26 / Y:24 / NW:37 )
    26 . Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley - If I Had Words ( L:24 / WW:23 / S:34 / M:27 / NE:27 / Y:33 / NW:18 )
    27 . Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are ( L:16 / WW:32 / S:36 / M:29 / NE:22 / Y:26 / NW:30 )
    28 . Genesis - Follow You Follow Me ( L:32 / WW:18 / S:22 / M:34 / NE:31 / Y:21 / NW:33 )
    29 . Stranglers - Five Minutes ( L:30 / WW:20 / S:20 / M:23 / NE:16 / Y:23 / NW: - )
    30 . Queen - Spread Your Wings ( L:40 / WW:30 / S:31 / M:39 / NE:32 / Y:28 / NW:20 )
    31 . The Jam - News Of The World ( L: - / WW:38 / S:28 / M:30 / NE:23 / Y:34 / NW:21 )
    32 . Andrea True Connection - What's Your Name ( L:28 / WW:25 / S: - / M:32 / NE:36 / Y:29 / NW:31 )
    33 . Manhatten Transfer - Walk In Love ( L:27 / WW:35 / S:38 / M:28 / NE:33 / Y:32 / NW:32 )
    34 . Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea ( L:25 / WW:26 / S:18 / M: - / NE:38 / Y:25 / NW: - )
    35 . Nottingham Forest - We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M:3 / NE: - / Y: - / NW: - )
    36 . Tonight - The Drummer Man ( L:38 / WW:34 / S:30 / M:36 / NE:30 / Y:37 / NW:35 )
    37 . Andy Cameron - Ally's Tartan Army ( L: - / WW: - / S:3 / M: - / NE:39 / Y: - / NW: - )
    38 . Toby Legend - Love Will Pass You By ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M:33 / NE:19 / Y: - / NW:26 )
    39 . Sheila B Devotion - Singing In The Rain ( L:31 / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW:36 )
    40 . Baccara - Sorry I'm A Lady ( L:37 / WW:37 / S:32 / M: - / NE:35 / Y:38 / NW: - )
    41 . Stargard - Which Way Is Up ( L:36 / WW:- / S:- / M:37 / NE: - / Y:35 / NW: - )
    42 . Jacksons - Even Though You're Gone ( L: / WW:39 / S:- / M:40 / NE: - / Y:36 / NW:39 )
    43 . Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me ( L: / WW:36 / S:- / M:- / NE:40 / Y:- / NW:- )
    44 . Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch ( L:33 / WW:- / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    45 . Bill Withers - Lovely Day ( L: - / WW: - / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:40 )
    46 . Generation X - Ready Steady Go ( L: - / WW: - / S:25 / M:- / NE:- / Y:39 / NW:- )
    47 . Raydio - Jack And Jill ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M:38 / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    48 . Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon ( L:39 / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    49 . David Essex - Stay With Me Baby ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    50 . Buzzcocks - What Do I Get ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE:37 / Y:- / NW:- )
    51 . Smokie - For A Few Dollars More ( L: - / WW: - / S:35 / M: - / NE: - / Y:- / NW:- )
    52 . Gene Page - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ( L:35 / WW: - / S:- / M: - / NE: - / Y:40 / NW:- )
    53 . Tavares - Ghost Of Love ( L: - / WW: - / S:- / M:21 / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    54 . Dr Hook - More Like The Movies ( L: - / WW: - / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    55 . Everton Football Club - The March Of The Gwladys Street Gladiators ( L: - / WW: - / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:19 )
    56 . Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours ( L: - / WW: - / S:33 / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    57 . The Clash - The Clash City Rockers ( L: - / WW:31 / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    58 . Andrew Lloyd Webber - Variations 1-4 ( L: - / WW: - / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    59 . Dean Friedman - Ariel ( L: - / WW: - / S:37 / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    60 . Sydney Devine - Scotland Forever ( L: - / WW: - / S:8 / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    61 . Carpenters - Sweet Sweet Smile ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    62 . Diana Ross - Top Of The World ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    63 . Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    64 . Jimmy Lindsay - Easy ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    65 . Pussycat - Amsterdam ( L: - / WW: / S: - / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:38 )
    66 . Leif Garrett - Runaround Sue ( L: - / WW:40 / S: - / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
    67 . Traffic - A Hole In My Shoe ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW: - )
    68 . Wreckless Eric - Raconnez Cherie ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW: - )
    69 . Rita Coolidge - Words ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW: - )
    70 . Slade - Give Us A Goal ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW: - )
    71 . Lou Rawls - Lady Love ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW: - )
    72 . Snatch - All I Want ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW: - )
    73 . Lena Martell - One Day At A Time ( L: - / WW: - / S: - / M: - / NE: - / Y: - / NW:34 )
    74 . Dusty Springfield - A Love Like Yours
    75 . Peter Skellern - Put Out The Flame
    76 . Simon & Garfunkel - Wonderful World
    77 . Manfred Mann'S Earthband - The Mighty Quinn
    78 . Iggy Pop - Kill City
    79 . Eddie And The Hot Rods - Life On The Line
    80 . Steve Miller Band - Swingtown
    81 . Boz Scaggs - 1993
    82 . The Banned - Him Or Me
    83 . Donovan - Dare To Be Different
    84 . Billie Jo Spears - The Lonely Hearts Club
    85 . Pirates - All In It Together
    86 . Commodores - Zoom
    87 . Emotions - A Long Way To Go
    88 . Wet Willie - Street Corner Serenade
    89 . Gallagher & Lyle - Showdown
    90 . Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away
    91 . Johnnie Allen - Promised Land
    92 . Manu Dibango - Big Blow
    93 . Cliff Richards - Yes He Lives
    94 . Troggs - Wild Thing
    95 . Dionne Warwicke - Do You Believe In Love At First Sight
    96 . Pockets - In The Pocket
    97 . Culture - Jah Pretty Face
    98 . Devo - Jocko Homo / Mongoloid
    99 . Deaf School - Thunder And Lightning / Working Girls
    100 . Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan

  • #2
    Interesting. As tempting as it is to look at this as a possibly as-accurate (or more-so) chart than the BMRB tabulations of the time, I seem to remember reading somewhere on this forum that this early attempt by Gallup to compile a national chart was fraught with problems, and so may actually have been less-accurate than the BMRB version of events. Others who remember far-more of this period contemporaneously than I can will know more, but I think Gallup's original efforts were pretty iffy and they had to go away and get their house in order for a while before they were able to launch a successful bid for the chart contract in 1982.

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    • #3
      Really looking forward to this. Be interesting to see if there are any major differences with BMRB.

      I suppose the "Multiples Effect" ( Woolworth, Smiths etc) will kick in for more mainstream artists.

      Just for comparison here was the BMRB top 20 for that week:

      01 Kate Bush
      02 Abba
      03 Blondie
      04 Darts
      05 Rose Royce
      06 Gerry Rafferty
      07 Eruption
      08 Bee Gees
      09 ELO
      10 Brian & Michael
      11 Bob Marley
      12 Samantha Sand
      13 Andy Cameron
      14 Earth Wind & Fire
      15 Yellow Dog
      16 Elkie Brooks
      17 Free
      18 Brotherhood Of Man
      19 Donna Summer
      20 Hot Chocolate

      Not a big lot of difference here.

      Bee Gees 3 lower at #8, Michael and Brian 4 lower at #14 (maybe Woolies) Elkie Brooks and Brotherhood Of Man both outside the top20 at #s 21 and 22.

      The big discrepancy is Andy Cameron only #37 on BMRB. Why would this be - underrepresenting Scotland?

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      • #4
        I would have liked to highlight the Top 100 records that didn't make the BMRB chart, but I haven't got time to check them all. I was surprised to see 'One Day At At Time' in the list, a No. 1 hit late in 1979.

        The chart compilation period must have been earlier than BMRB, because the regional charts had to be ready for the ILR stations to play in their chart shows at the weekend (Capital's was on Saturday morning).

        It was claimed in an NME feature prior to the chart's launch that 1,000 shops would be used, but in later weeks the exact number of shops used was stated and it was usually around 380. Dealers filled in a form with expected hits listed, and a lot of blank lines for them to add other records.

        When Gallup started compiling the official chart, Alan Jones wrote that their 1978 charts had included a major blunder when one dealer entered a huge sale for a record which subsequently entered very high, but I can't see any evidence of this in the piublished charts - maybe they spotted the error in time.

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        • #5
          25th MARCH 1978
          At the risk of making this look a complete mess, I've added the BMRB positions in square brackets [this/last].
          1 (1) Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights [1/1] ( L:1 / WW:1 / S:3 / M:1 / NE:1 / Y:2 / NW:2 )
          2 (2) Blondie - Denis [2/3] ( L:2 / WW:2 / S:2 / M:2 / NE:2 / Y:1 / NW:1 )
          3 (6) Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street [4/6] ( L:3 / WW:6 / S:6 / M:6 / NE:8 / Y:4 / NW:3 )
          4 (8) Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain [5/7] ( L:6 / WW:3 / S:5 / M:3 / NE:3 / Y:7 / NW:7 )
          5 (4) Darts - Come Back My Love [7/4] ( L:11 / WW:4 / S:7 / M:7 / NE:4 / Y:5 / NW:4 )
          6 (3) Abba - Take A Chance On Me [8/2] ( L:7 / WW:5 / S:9 / M:8 / NE:6 / Y:8 / NW:5 )
          7 (7) Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star [6/5] ( L:4 / WW:7 / S:11 / M:5 / NE:5 / Y:9 / NW:10 )
          8 (11) Samantha Sang - Emotions [12/12] ( L:10 / WW:8 / S:21 / M:10 / NE:14 / Y:13 / NW:6 )
          9 (9) Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky [11/9] ( L:13 / WW:9 / S:14 / M:11 / NE:7 / Y:6 / NW:11 )
          10 (5) Bee Gees - Staying Alive [9/8] ( L:8 / WW:10 / S:10 / M:12 / NE:10 / Y:11 / NW:9 )
          11 (10) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love [13/11] ( L:5 / WW:13 / S:18 / M:4 / NE:17 / Y:12 / NW:14 )
          12 (24) Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass [10/21] ( L:12 / WW:11 / S:8 / M:14 / NE:18 / Y:16 / NW:15 )
          13 (37) Andy Cameron - Ally's Tartan Army [16/13] ( L: -/ WW:- / S:1 / M: -/ NE:21 / Y:33 / NW:26 )
          14 (18) Hot Chocolate - Everyone's A Winner [14/20] ( L:14 / WW:12 / S:19 / M:13 / NE:11 / Y:10 / NW:19 )
          15 (13) Earth Wind And Fire - Fantasy [15/14] ( L:9 / WW:14 / S:26 / M:15 / NE:12 / Y:21 / NW:17 )
          16 (34) Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea [26/31] ( L:15 / WW:17 / S:13 / M:16 / NE:27 / Y:19 / NW:18 )
          17 (17) Donna Summer - Rumour Has It [19/19] ( L:20 / WW:23 / S:17 / M:24 / NE:23 / Y:23 / NW:13 )
          18 (15) Free - All Right Now [23/17] ( L:22 / WW:18 / S:12 / M:18 / NE:9 / Y:24 / NW:27 )
          19 (21) Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine [17/16] ( L:16 / WW:16 / S:15 / M:22 / NE:19 / Y:17 / NW:24 )
          20 (16) The Real Thing - Whenever You Want My Love [18/29] ( L:25 / WW:24 / S: / M:21 / NE:24 / Y:20 / NW:12 )
          21 (12) Yellow Dog - Just One More Night [21/15] ( L:18 / WW:19 / S:20 / M:20 / NE:13 / Y:15 / NW:28 )
          22 (28) Genesis - Follow You Follow Me [22/30] ( L:19 / WW:15 / S:16 / M:23 / NE:16 / Y:14 / NW:29 )
          23 (20) Tom Robinson Band - Rising Free (EP) [41/24] ( L:23 / WW:34 / S:32 / M:30 / NE:30 / Y:35 / NW: -)
          24 (33) Manhatten Transfer - Walk In Love [24/26] ( L:21 / WW:20 / S:39 / M:28 / NE:33 / Y:30 / NW:22 )
          25 (14) Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs [3/10] ( L:- / WW: -/ S:- / M:19 / NE:20 / Y:3 / NW:8 )
          26 (29) Stranglers - Five Minutes [35/27] ( L:29 / WW:22 / S:22 / M:25 / NE:15 / Y:28 / NW:33 )
          27 (53) Tavares - Ghost Of Love [31/43] ( L:39 / WW:28 / S:- / M:17 / NE: / Y:27 / NW:20 )
          28 (39) Sheila B Devotion - Singing In The Rain [34/45] ( L:17 / WW:31 / S:24 / M:33 / NE:- / Y:38 / NW:25 )
          29 (43) Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me [28/41] ( L:30 / WW:25 / S:35 / M:26 / NE:29 / Y:32 / NW:31 )
          30 (23) Player - Baby Come Back [36/33] ( L:26 / WW:21 / S:34 / M:34 / NE: -/ Y:31 / NW:35 )
          31 (46) Generation X - Ready Steady Go [47/50] ( L:33 / WW:29 / S:30 / M:36 / NE:22 / Y:25 / NW:37 )
          32 (57) The Clash - Clash City Rockers [48/38] ( L:40 / WW:26 / S:23 / M:32 / NE:32 / Y:22 / NW: -)
          33 (19) The Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen [32/23] ( L:34 / WW:27 / S:29 / M:35 / NE:28 / Y:29 / NW:36 )
          34 (25) Rod Stewart - Hot Legs / I Was Only Joking [-/32] ( L:36 / WW: / S:25 / M:37 / NE:40 / Y:18 / NW: -)
          35 (32) Andrea True Connection - What's Your Name [42/34] ( L:35 / WW:32 / S: -/ M:- / NE:39 / Y: / NW:23 )
          36 (27) Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are [28/22] ( L:27 / WW:35 / S:37 / M:29 / NE:26 / Y:- / NW:38 )
          37 (30) Queen - Spread Your Wings [-/40] ( L:- / WW:33 / S:27 / M:39 / NE:36 / Y:37 / NW:30 )
          38 (35) Nottingham Forest - We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands [40/36] ( L: -/ WW:39 / S: -/ M:9 / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
          39 (79) Eddie And The Hot Rods - Life On The Line [-/-] ( L:32 / WW: -/ S:28 / M:27 / NE:37 / Y: -/ NW:- )
          40 (48) Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon [46/46] ( L:28 / WW:36 / S:36 / M:- / NE:- / Y:39 / NW:40 )
          41 (60) Sydney Devine - Scotland Forever [-/-] ( L: -/ WW: -/ S:4 / M: -/ NE: -/ Y:- / NW:- )
          42 (22) Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro [37/18] ( L:- / WW:- / S:31 / M: / NE:34 / Y: -/ NW:34 )
          43 (26) Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley - If I Had Words [-/25] ( L:37 / WW:38 / S: -/ M: -/ NE:- / Y:40 / NW:39 )
          44 (49) David Essex - Stay With Me Baby [45/48] ( L:38 / WW:- / S:- / M:40 / NE:- / Y:36 / NW:- )
          45 (69) Rita Coolidge - Words [44/28] ( L:- / WW:- / S:33 / M:28 / NE:38 / Y:34 / NW: -)
          46 (90) Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away [33/-] ( L:24 )
          47 (47) Raydio - Jack And Jill [-/-] ( WW:30 / M:31 / )
          48 (54) Dr Hook - More Like The Movies [49/-]
          49 (36) Tonight - The Drummer Man [-/39] ( S:40 / NE:31 / NW:16 )
          50 (41) Stargard - Which Way Is Up [-/-] ( WW:40 )
          51 (-) Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why [25/-] ( Y:26 )
          52 (44) Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch [30/37]
          53 (-) Kellee Patterson - If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It [50/-]
          54 (50) Buzzcocks - What Do I Get
          55 (59) Dean Friedman - Ariel
          56 (40) Baccara - Sorry I'M A Lady
          57 (56) Squeeze - Take Me I'M Yours
          58 (31) The Jam - News Of The World [27/35] ( NE:35 )
          59 (-) Rush - Closer To The Heart ( S:38 / NE:25 )
          60 (58) Andrew Lloyd Webber - Variations 1-4 ( WW:37 )
          61 (77) Manfred Mann'S Earthband - The Mighty Quinn
          62 (-) George Benson - On Broadway ( L:31 )
          63 (55) Everton Football Club - The March Of The Gwladys Street Gladiators ( NW:21 )
          64 (68) Wreckless Eric - Raconnez Cherie
          65 (45) Bill Withers - Lovely Day
          66 (-) Gladys Knight & The Pips - The One And Only
          67 (86) Commodores - Zoom [38/47]
          68 (62) Diana Ross - Top Of The World
          69 (42) Jacksons - Even Though You'Re Gone
          70 (-) Adverts - No Time To Be 21
          71 (51) Smokie - For A Few Dollars More
          72 (92) Manu Dibango - Big Blow
          73 (-) Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango ( NW:32 )
          74 (-) Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
          75 (94) Troggs - Wild Thing
          76 (-) Chic - Everybody Dance
          77 (98) Devo - Jocko Homo / Mongoloid
          78 (-) Nazareth - Gone Dead Train
          79 (-) Heatwave - The Groove Line
          80 (-) Supernature -
          81 (-) Peter Brown - Do You Want To Get Funky
          82 (65) Pussycat - Amsterdam
          83 (61) Carpenters - Sweet Sweet Smile
          84 (-) Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late [39/-]
          85 (67) Traffic - A Hole In My Shoe
          86 (71) Lou Rawls - Lady Love
          87 (76) Simon & Garfunkel - Wonderful World
          88 (75) Peter Skellern - Put Out The Flame
          89 (84) Billie Jo Spears - The Lonely Hearts Club
          90 (100) Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan
          91 (-) Oddysey - Native New Yorker
          92 (91) Johnnie Allen - Promised Land
          93 (-) Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck
          94 (-) Michael Zagar Band - Let's All Chant
          95 (-) Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
          96 (88) Wet Willie - Street Corner Serenade
          97 (80) Steve Miller Band - Swingtown
          98 (-) Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
          99 (81) Boz Scaggs - 1993
          100 (83) Donovan - Dare To Be Different

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          • #6
            John if I was you I would post the regional charts separately, unless you have already set up the charts in that way! Somebody is bound to do it anyway!!

            Many thanks anyway for them
            Education for anyone aged 12 to 16 has made a mess of the world!

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            • #7
              Thanks for posting these charts.

              Brian & Michael are certainly having a strange chart run on the Gallup chart, dropping from 14 to 25 in the same week their record climbs in the BMRB chart from 10 to 3. On the NME chart the record climbed 15 to 9 while on the Record Business chart the single was also at number 9 (assuming I've got my dates correct for the RB chart, which was dated to a Monday date which would make this the first RB chart, dated 20 March 1978).

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              • #8
                I could easily re-organise my spreadsheets and put the regional charts in a separate post for each region. I would still put national comparisons, in order to highlight the regional differences.

                I think the Brian & Michael position on Gallup was a blip (or an error), as they rebounded to no. 4 the following week.

                I'm pretty sure the first Record Business chart represented the same week's sales as the first R&RN one. (The Top 30 was sales only). There is a mention of RB's launch in R&RN of 18/03/1978.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by camdwntownjohn
                  I could easily re-organise my spreadsheets and put the regional charts in a separate post for each region. I would still put national comparisons, in order to highlight the regional differences.

                  More and more demands,
                  can you manage this?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by camdwntownjohn
                    I could easily re-organise my spreadsheets and put the regional charts in a separate post for each region. I would still put national comparisons, in order to highlight the regional differences.

                    I think the Brian & Michael position on Gallup was a blip (or an error), as they rebounded to no. 4 the following week.

                    I'm pretty sure the first Record Business chart represented the same week's sales as the first R&RN one. (The Top 30 was sales only). There is a mention of RB's launch in R&RN of 18/03/1978.
                    Record Business carried a Monday publication date with its first issue being dated 20 March 1978. I believe the chart was compiled on sales to the previous Thursday and broadly corresponds to the BMRB chart dated 25 March 1978. It is also broadly similar to the Gallup chart posted above from 25 March 1978. For example, 'I Wonder Why' by Showaddywaddy - #25 on BMRB, #51 on Gallup and in the first RB chart dated 20/03/78, #54.

                    Strangely, I can't see 'If You Can't Give Me Love' by Suzi Quatro in the Gallup Top 100 for 25/03/78. On the BMRB chart it is #20 and on the first RB chart it is #32. It was on the first Gallup chart at #63 but seemingly has vanished!

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                    • #11
                      It re-entered at no. 7 the week after - this was another weird statistical anomaly.

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                      • #12
                        1st APRIL 1978 (I've kept the same format for now).
                        1 (2) Blondie - Denis [2/2] ( L:3 / WW:2 / S:2 / M:2 / NE:1 / Y:1 / NW:3 )
                        2 (1) Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights [1/1] ( L:1 / WW:1 / S:3 / M:1 / NE:2 / Y:2 / NW:2 )
                        3 (3) Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street [3/4] ( L:2 / WW:3 / S:5 / M:3 / NE:3 / Y:3 / NW:4 )
                        4 (25) Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs [4/3] ( L:10 / WW:5 / S:13 / M:4 / NE:10 / Y:4 / NW:1 )
                        5 (4) Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain [5/5] ( L:8 / WW:4 / S:6 / M:5 / NE:4 / Y:5 / NW:5 )
                        6 (11) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love [9/13] ( L:4 / WW:13 / S:15 / M:6 / NE:12 / Y:10 / NW:14 )
                        7 (-) Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love [10/20] ( L:5 / WW:12 / S:7 / M:10 / NE:6 / Y:7 / NW:15 )
                        8 (12) Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass [7/10] ( L:7 / WW:8 / S:8 / M:9 / NE:14 / Y:8 / NW:13 )
                        9 (8) Samantha Sang - Emotions [11/12] ( L:6 / WW:6 / S:26 / M:7 / NE:15 / Y:16 / NW:8 )
                        10 (5) Darts - Come Back My Love [8/7] ( L:19 / WW:10 / S:9 / M:11 / NE:5 / Y:6 / NW:7 )
                        11 (6) Abba - Take A Chance On Me [15/8] ( L:11 / WW:7 / S:10 / M:8 / NE:13 / Y:13 / NW:11 )
                        12 (13) Andy Cameron - Ally's Tartan Army [6/16] ( L:- / WW:- / S:1 / M:28 / NE:35 / Y:- / NW:27 )
                        13 (7) Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star [12/6] ( L:9 / WW:9 / S:11 / M:13 / NE:8 / Y:11 / NW:12 )
                        14 (9) Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky [23/11] ( L:14 / WW:11 / S:21 / M:12 / NE:9 / Y:9 / NW:6 )
                        15 (10) Bee Gees - Staying Alive [19/9] ( L:12 / WW:14 / S:12 / M:17 / NE:7 / Y:17 / NW:10 )
                        16 (15) Earth Wind And Fire - Fantasy [16/15] ( L:15 / WW:16 / S:32 / M:14 / NE:11 / Y:15 / NW:9 )
                        17 (14) Hot Chocolate - Everyone's A Winner [13/14] ( L:16 / WW:15 / S:17 / M:16 / NE:16 / Y:12 / NW:18 )
                        18 (16) Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea [17/26] ( L:13 / WW:17 / S:14 / M:22 / NE:17 / Y:14 / NW:16 )
                        19 (22) Genesis - Follow You Follow Me [18/22] ( L:18 / WW:20 / S:16 / M:24 / NE:25 / Y:23 / NW:20 )
                        20 (17) Donna Summer - Rumour Has It [22/19] ( L:21 / WW:19 / S:18 / M:19 / NE:20 / Y:24 / NW:22 )
                        21 (19) Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine [24/17] ( L:22 / WW:21 / S:19 / M:20 / NE:24 / Y:21 / NW:21 )
                        22 (24) Manhatten Transfer - Walk In Love [20/24] ( L:17 / WW:18 / S:- / M:23 / NE:39 / Y:30 / NW:19 )
                        23 (20) The Real Thing - Whenever You Want My Love [21/18] ( L:26 / WW:23 / S:- / M:18 / NE:22 / Y:25 / NW:17 )
                        24 (27) Tavares - The Ghost Of Love [29/31] ( L:32 / WW:28 / S:- / M:21 / NE:19 / Y:20 / NW:25 )
                        25 (18) Free - All Right Now [33/23] ( L:37 / WW:25 / S:20 / M:30 / NE:23 / Y:19 / NW:23 )
                        26 (46) Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away [25/33] ( L:20 / WW:- / S:35 / M:37 / NE:38 / Y:22 / NW:30 )
                        27 (28) Sheila B Devotion - Singing In The Rain [32/34] ( L:24 / WW:24 / S:27 / M:31 / NE:36 / Y:28 / NW:26 )
                        28 (52) Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch [26/30] ( L:23 / WW:30 / S:31 / M:35 / NE:- / Y:34 / NW:31 )
                        29 (29) Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me [28/28] ( L:38 / WW:22 / S:34 / M:26 / NE:- / Y:38 / NW:29 )
                        30 (36) Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are [34/28] ( L:27 / WW:31 / S:- / M:29 / NE:40 / Y:26 / NW:28 )
                        31 (51) Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why [14/25] ( L:- / WW:26 / S:22 / M:25 / NE:26 / Y:18 / NW:- )
                        32 (58) The Jam - -s Of The World [40/27] ( L:- / WW:29 / S:25 / M:40 / NE:29 / Y:- / NW:39 )
                        33 (35) Andrea True Connection - What's Your Name [41/42] ( L:35 / WW:27 / S:40 / M:34 / NE:- / Y:36 / NW:- )
                        34 (-) Tee Cees - Disco Love Bite [-/-] ( L:- / WW:34 / S:23 / M:- / NE:31 / Y:35 / NW:33 )
                        35 (-) Vibrators - Automatic Lover [35/43] ( L:- / WW:36 / S:24 / M:- / NE:33 / Y:37 / NW:34 )
                        36 (90) Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan [47/-] ( L:25 / WW:- / S:- / M:32 / NE:- / Y:32 / NW:- )
                        37 (26) Stranglers - Five Minutes [39/35] ( L:- / WW:37 / S:30 / M:39 / NE:28 / Y:31 / NW:- )
                        38 (21) Yellow Dog - Just One More Night [31/21] ( L:- / WW:- / S:36 / M:36 / NE:- / Y:- / NW:32 )
                        39 (47) Raydio - Jack And Jill [-/-] ( L:- / WW:32 / S: / M:27 / NE:30 / Y:- / NW:38 )
                        40 (-) Gene Page - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind [-/-] ( L:33 / WW:35 / S:38 / M:38 / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
                        41 (30) Player - Baby Come Back [36/36] ( L:30 / WW:40 / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:36 )
                        42 (32) The Clash - Clash City Rockers [-/48] ( L:- / WW:39 / S:33 / M:- / NE:37 / Y:27 / NW:40 )
                        43 (48) Dr Hook - More Like The Movies [30/49] ( L:- / WW:- / S:- / M:33 / NE:- / Y:33 / NW:- )
                        44 (31) Generation X - Ready Steady Go [-/47] ( L:- / WW:- / S:29 / M:- / NE:32 / Y:- / NW:- )
                        45 (72) Manu Dibango - Big Blow [-/-] ( L:28 / WW:33 / S:- / M:- / NE:27 / Y:- / NW:- )
                        46 (67) Commodores - Zoom [-/38] ( L:- / WW:- / S:- / M:- / NE:34 / Y:39 / NW: )
                        47 (45) Rita Coolidge - Words [-/44] ( L:- / WW:- / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:35 )
                        48 (39) Eddie And The Hot Rods - Life On The Line [-/-] ( L:36 / WW:- / S:28 / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
                        49 (38) Nottingham Forest - We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands [37/40] ( L:- / WW:- / S:- / M:15 / NE: / Y:- / NW:- )
                        50 (23) Tom Robinson Band - Rising Free (EP) [-/41] ( L:29 / WW:- / S:- / M:- / NE:- / Y:- / NW:- )
                        51 (41) Sydney Devine - Scotland Forever [48/-] ( L: / WW: / S:4 / M: / NE: / Y: / NW: )
                        52 (40) Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon [-/46]
                        53 (77) Devo - Jocko Homo / Mongoloid [-/-] ( L: / WW: / S: / M: / NE: / Y:40 / NW:24 )
                        54 (94) Michael Zagar Band - Let's All Chant (WW:38 / NE:18)
                        55 (37) Queen - Spread Your Wings ( S:39 )
                        56 (-) Jimmy Lindsay - Easy ( L:34 )
                        57 (57) Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours ( L:40/ S:37 )
                        58 (85) Traffic - A Hole In My Shoe
                        59 (42) Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro
                        60 (33) The Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
                        61 (55) Dean Friedman - Ariel
                        62 (-) Toby Legend - Love Will Pass You By ( NE:21 / Y:29 )
                        63 (84) Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late ( L:39 )
                        64 (54) Buzzcocks - What Do I Get
                        65 (65) Bill Withers - Lovely Day
                        66 (43) Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley - If I Had Words
                        67 (34) Rod Stewart - Hot Legs / I Was Only Joking
                        68 (44) David Essex - Stay With Me Baby
                        69 (61) Manfred Mann'S Earthband - The Mighty Quinn
                        70 (-) Slade - Give Us A Goal
                        71 (76) Chic - Everybody Dance [38/-]
                        72 (50) Stargard - Which Way Is Up
                        73 (-) Pirates - All In It Together
                        74 (60) Andrew Lloyd Webber - Variations 1-4
                        75 (-) Snatch - All I Want
                        76 (-) Leif Garrett - Runaround Sue
                        77 (49) Tonight - The Drummer Man
                        78 (64) Wreckless Eric - Raconnez Cherie
                        79 (-) Magazine - Shot By Both Sides
                        80 (-) Dionne Warwicke - Do You Believe In Love At First Sight
                        81 (-) Johnny Cougar - I Need A Lover
                        82 (80) Supernature -
                        83 (86) Lou Rawls - Lady Love
                        86 (73) Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango [49/-]
                        87 (56) Baccara - Sorry I'm A Lady
                        88 (75) Troggs - Wild Thing
                        89 (68) Diana Ross - Top Of The World
                        90 (-) The Banned - Him Or Me
                        91 (-) Andy Gibb - Love Is Thicker Than Water
                        92 (-) Emotions - A Long Way To Go
                        93 (71) Smokie - For A Few Dollars More
                        94 (87) Simon & Garfunkel - Wonderful World
                        95 (89) Billie Jo Spears - The Lonely Hearts Club
                        97 (92) Johnnie Allen - Promised Land
                        99 (82) Pussycat - Amsterdam
                        100 (53) Kellee Patterson - If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It
                        (63) Everton Football Club - The March Of The Gwladys Street Gladiators ( NW:37 )

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                        • #13
                          35 (NEW) Vibrators - Automatic Lover [35/43] ( L:- / WW:36 / S:24 / M:- / NE:33 / Y:37 / NW:34 )
                          75 (-) Snatch - All I Want

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                          • #14
                            Very interesting.

                            Top Of The World only one of six Diana Ross singles not to make the Official Chart or Breakers now in its third week in Gallup and #62 in its first week so it wasn't a one week blip. It had been released mid-Feb.

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                            • #15
                              The "Supernature" track listed in the charts above is by Cerrone. The track was made popular as the naughty bits of Kenny's TV show!
                              Education for anyone aged 12 to 16 has made a mess of the world!

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                              • #16
                                I kniw we're not sure exactly what day the Gallup Chart was compiled but roughly taking the chart for w/e 8th March for example what period of sales would this relate to?

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                                • #17
                                  This looks like being a fascinating chart thread. Thanks for sharing.

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                                  • #18
                                    Another amazing thread from camdwntownjohn!!! Keep it going please!
                                    I'm looking for "TOP POPS/MUSIC NOW" and "MERSEYBEAT / MUSIC ECHO" Charts to complete my 60's singles charts collection.

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                                    • #19
                                      Thank you! I've taken the slashes out of the regional chart positions in the hope of cleaning the presentation a bit....

                                      WEEK ENDING 8th APRIL 1978
                                      BMRB positions in square brackets [this/last]. Regional positions L = London, WW = Wales & West, S = Scotland, M = Midlands, NE = North East, Y = Yorkshire, NW = North West. As used by Capital Radio, Radio Clyde, Radio Forth, Beacon Radio, Radio Tees and Metro Radio.
                                      1 (1) Blondie - Denis [2/2] ( L:1 WW:2 S:1 M:1 NE:1 Y:1 NW:2 )
                                      2 (4) Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs [1/4] ( L:6 WW:3 S:8 M:3 NE:5 Y:2 NW:1 )
                                      3 (2) Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights [3/1] ( L:2 WW:1 S:4 M:2 NE:2 Y:3 NW:3 )
                                      4 (3) Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street [4/3] ( L:3 WW:5 S:6 M:5 NE:4 Y:5 NW:4 )
                                      5 (31) Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why [5/14] ( L:9 WW:4 S:3 M:4 NE:3 Y:4 NW:5 )
                                      6 (7) Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love [6/10] ( L:11 WW:7 S:5 M:7 NE:6 Y:7 NW:7 )
                                      7 (5) Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain [7/5] ( L:10 WW:6 S:9 M:6 NE:7 Y:6 NW:8 )
                                      8 (15) Bee Gees - Staying Alive [25/19] ( L:8 WW:12 S:15 M:15 NE:16 Y:19 NW:10 )
                                      9 (8) Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass [10/7] ( L:16 WW:9 S:11 M:11 NE:8 Y:10 NW:16 )
                                      10 (6) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love [14/9] ( L:5 WW:14 S:17 M:10 NE:17 Y:17 NW:15 )
                                      11 (19) Genesis - Follow You Follow Me [8/18] ( L:12 WW:10 S:10 M:13 NE:15 Y:11 NW:25 )
                                      12 (26) Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away [11/25] ( L:4 WW:- S:12 M:22 NE:24 Y:8 NW:14 )
                                      13 (17) Hot Chocolate - Everyone's A Winner [12/13] ( L:18 WW:11 S:13 M:9 NE:10 Y:15 NW:18 )
                                      14 (23) The Real Thing - Whenever You Want My Love [29/21] ( L:25 WW:24 S:37 M:12 NE:22 Y:23 NW:6 )
                                      15 (10) Darts - Come Back My Love [17/8] ( L:22 WW:18 S:18 M:21 NE:9 Y:9 NW:11 )
                                      16 (14) Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky [26/23] ( L:7 WW:16 S:28 M:18 NE:11 Y:14 NW:21 )
                                      17 (18) Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea [21/17] ( L:19 WW:13 S:20 M:24 NE:13 Y:12 NW:12 )
                                      18 (9) Samantha Sang - Emotions [15/11] ( L:14 WW:15 S:32 M:14 NE:21 Y:21 NW:17 )
                                      19 (13) Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star [27/12] ( L:15 WW:20 S:16 M:19 NE:18 Y:16 NW:24 )
                                      20 (11) Abba - Take A Chance On Me [19/15] ( L:21 WW:8 S:19 M:17 NE:14 Y:13 NW:30 )
                                      21 (12) Andy Cameron - Ally's Tartan Army [9/6] ( L:- WW:- S:2 M:35 NE:- Y:32 NW:29 )
                                      22 (16) Earth Wind And Fire - Fantasy [22/16] ( L:13 WW:19 S:30 M:16 NE:19 Y:20 NW:28 )
                                      23 (22) Manhatten Transfer - Walk In Love [16/20] ( L:20 WW:21 S:29 M:20 NE:23 Y:24 NW:23 )
                                      24 (63) Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late [20/27] ( L:17 WW:22 S:31 M:28 NE:26 Y:25 NW:19 )
                                      25 (27) Sheila B Devotion - Singing In The Rain [30/32] ( L:23 WW:27 S:25 M:26 NE:31 Y:18 NW:26 )
                                      26 (20) Donna Summer - Rumour Has It [24/22] ( L:24 WW:29 S:27 M:27 NE:28 Y:30 NW:20 )
                                      27 (28) Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch [18/26] ( L:26 WW:28 S:22 M:34 NE:33 Y:- NW:13 )
                                      28 (43) Dr Hook - More Like The Movies [23/30] ( L:29 WW:25 S:14 M:23 NE:29 Y:22 NW:33 )
                                      29 (29) Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me [28/28] ( L:28 WW:26 S:23 M:25 NE:27 Y:29 NW:27 )
                                      30 (24) Tavares - The Ghost Of Love [32/29] ( L:31 WW:30 S:- M:29 NE:20 Y:27 NW:22 )
                                      31 (21) Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine [31/24] ( L:27 WW:23 S:21 M:33 NE:30 Y:26 NW:37 )
                                      32 (86) Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango [35/49] ( L:- WW:- S:35 M:- NE:- Y:- NW:9 )
                                      33 (-) Wings - With A Little Luck [13/42] ( L:32 WW:- S:36 M:31 NE:12 Y:28 NW:- )
                                      34 (25) Free - All Right Now [-/33] ( L:- WW:32 S:24 M:36 NE:37 Y:31 NW:- )
                                      35 (71) Chic - Everybody Dance [33/38] ( L:33 WW:33 S:- M:32 NE:35 Y:37 NW:- )
                                      36 (32) The Jam - News Of The World [34/40] ( L: WW:39 S:34 M:- NE:25 Y:39 NW:39 )
                                      37 (40) Gene Page - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ( L:30 WW:31 S:38 M:- NE:38 Y:- NW:- )
                                      38 (36) Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan [41/47] ( L:35 WW:34 S:- M:30 NE:- Y:33 NW:- )
                                      39 (33) Andrea True Connection - What's Your Name [42/41] ( L:34 WW:36 S:- M:- NE:34 Y:- NW:- )
                                      40 (30) Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are [37/34] ( L:38 WW:37 S:39 M:- NE:- Y:- NW:- )
                                      41 (-) Gladys Knight & The Pips - The One And Only [43/-] ( L:- WW:- S:- M:40 NE:- Y:- NW:35 )
                                      42 (49) Nottingham Forest - We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands [47/37] ( L:- WW:- S:- M:8 NE:- Y:- NW:- )
                                      43 (41) Player - Baby Come Back [38/36] ( L:37 WW:- S:- M:37 NE:- Y:40 NW:- )
                                      44 (35) Vibrators - Automatic Lover [40/35] ( L:- WW:- S:33 M:- NE:32 Y:35 NW:- )
                                      45 (39) Raydio - Jack And Jill [48/-] ( L:- WW:35 S:- M:38 NE:36 Y:- NW:- )
                                      46 (61) Dean Friedman - Ariel ( L: WW: S: M: NE: Y: NW:34 )
                                      47 (48) Eddie And The Hot Rods - Life On The Line ( L: WW: S: M: NE: Y: NW:40 )
                                      48 (51) Sydney Devine - Scotland Forever [-/48] ( S:7 )
                                      49 (50) Tom Robinson Band - Rising Free (EP) ( Y:36 NW:36 )
                                      50 (46) Commodores - Zoom
                                      51 (42) The Clash - Clash City Rockers
                                      52 (38) Yellow Dog - Just One More Night [-/31] (M:39 )
                                      53 (44) Generation X - Ready Steady Go (S:40 NE:39)
                                      54 (37) Stranglers - Five Minutes [-/39] ( NE:40 )
                                      55 (59) Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro [-/50] ( WW:40 : )
                                      56 (52) Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
                                      57 (57) Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours [44/-] ( L:39 S:26 : )
                                      58 (54) Michael Zagar Band - Let's All Chant [49/43]
                                      59 (-) Gene Farrow - Move Your Body [46/44] ( NW:31 )
                                      60 (68) David Essex - Stay With Me Baby [45/45]
                                      61 (45) Manu Dibango - Big Blow ( WW:38: )
                                      62 (62) Toby Legend - Love Will Pass You By ( Y:38 NW:38 )
                                      63 (56) Jimmy Lindsay - Easy ( L:40 )
                                      64 (47) Rita Coolidge - Words
                                      65 (58) Traffic - A Hole In My Shoe
                                      66 (82) Cerrone - Supernature
                                      67 (53) Devo - Jocko Homo / Mongoloid ( Y:34 )
                                      68 (66) George Benson - On Broadway ( L:36 )
                                      69 (55) Queen - Spread Your Wings
                                      70 (65) Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley - If I Had Words
                                      71 (69) Manfred Mann'S Earthband - The Mighty Quinn
                                      72 (64) Buzzcocks - What Do I Get
                                      73 (76) Leif Garrett - Runaround Sue
                                      74 (-) East Side Connection - You're So Right [50/-]
                                      75 (60) The Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen [-/46]
                                      76 (70) Slade - Give Us A Goal
                                      77 (83) Lou Rawls - Lady Love
                                      78 (-) O'Jays - I Love Music [36/]
                                      79 (-) Everton Football Club - The March Of The Gwladys Street Gladiators ( NW:32 )
                                      80 (75) Snatch - All I Want
                                      81 (93) Smokie - For A Few Dollars More
                                      82 (74) Andrew Lloyd Webber - Variations 1-4 (WW:17 )
                                      83 (67) Rod Stewart - Hot Legs / I Was Only Joking
                                      84 (81) Johnny Cougar - I Need A Lover
                                      85 (80) Dionne Warwicke - Do You Believe In Love At First Sight
                                      86 (98) Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
                                      87 (89) Diana Ross - Top Of The World
                                      88 (84) Bill Withers - Lovely Day
                                      89 (97) Johnnie Allen - Promised Land
                                      90 (91) Andy Gibb - Love Is Thicker Than Water
                                      91 (-) Roy Ayers - Freaky Deaky
                                      92 (90) The Banned - Him Or Me
                                      93 (78) Wreckless Eric - Raconnez Cherie
                                      94 (87) Baccara - Sorry I'm A Lady
                                      95 (77) Tonight - The Drummer Man
                                      96 (-) Bobby Hutton - Lend A Hand
                                      97 (-) The Players Association - Disco Inferno
                                      98 (94) Simon & Garfunkel - Wonderful World
                                      99 (88) Troggs - Wild Thing
                                      100 (-) Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

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                                      • #20
                                        Were these charts based purely on sales and with no exclusion rules? If so, it makes for an interesting list since the BMRB chart had (to May 6 1978) exclusion rules in place that removed certain titles from the charts (those that would otherwise have placed below number 40 but which had declining sales) and Record Business both included airplay below number 30 and also had a policy of removing records when they had been in decline for something like two weeks (or perhaps 4 weeks, I can't remember) and were below number 30.

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                                        • #21
                                          Was Slade's 'Give Us A Goal' their first single to miss the BMRB chart? Or at least their first to miss the chart since their breakthrough in 1971?

                                          It's a shame it didn't chart on the BMRB listings since I think it's one of their better singles from that part of their career where their sales were in decline.

                                          I hope you don't mind me posting a link to the video (this particular forum seemingly won't allow videos to be embedded). It was filmed on Saturday 11 February 1978 at a Brighton v Burnley football match at the old Goldstone Ground. From the looks of it, it was a freezing cold day! And it's a great record that I remember from the time. Sadly, by then Slade were seen as old hat and it would be two more years and a Reading Festival appearance before Slade recaptured their chart form of old.

                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A6bksj5AGI

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                                          • #22
                                            In terms of the BMRB top fifty, Slade had five singles miss the chart before their 1971 breakthrough: You Better Run (as the N'Betweens, 1966), Genesis (as Ambrose Slade, 1969), Wild Winds Are Blowing (1969), The Shape Of Things To Come (1970) and Know Who You Are (1970). Their first single to miss the charts after their early seventies heyday was Nobody's Fool (1976), although it did, I think, make the Breakers. But i'm pretty sure that Burning In The Heat Of Love (1977) didn't even get that far, and so became, to answer tbe question, their first single to completely miss the BMRB charts since 1970.

                                            The Live At Reading EP made the expanded top 75 in 1980, but the band had to wait until 1981 before getting back into the top fifty with We'll Bring The House Down (#10).

                                            Cato.

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                                            • #23
                                              I was a fan of Slade throughout this period, I saw them about 20 times from 1977 to 1980 even though I was going to punk gigs by now - they were now playing places like the Music Machine (now Koko), the Marquee and Bailey's nightclub (and Wembley Arena supporting The Jam and Generation X). I was in the original fan club and the second Dave Kemp version. The gigs were attracting original early-70s fans as well as punks, NWOBHM fans, and the new breed of skinheads.

                                              'Give Us A Goal' did get into the broadcast charts of Piccadilly Radio and Radio Luxembourg (not sales charts) but by the time of 'Ginny Ginny' (which I think was early 1979) Slade seemed to be getting less attention than ever and as far as Dave Hill was concerned, the band no longer existed when they got the very late offer to replace (I think) Black Sabbath at Reading 1979.

                                              I was staggered when 'Nobody's Fool' missed the Top 50 altogther as the previous two singles had still made number 11, and I thought this was their best single for a while.

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                                              • #24
                                                This was purely a sales chart. There didn't seem to be any exclusion rules as not many singles dropped out from high positions. The only thing that looked strange when I first examined the inaugural Top 100 in 1978, was that there didn't seem to be any older records at the lower end of the chart. The next week, a number of older singles appeared, which would normally have been 're-entries'. So maybe they tweaked it just in the first week, to show more new records that hadn't appeared in BMRB.

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                                                • #25
                                                  w/e 15th APRIL 1978
                                                  BMRB Top 50 positions in square brackets [this/last].
                                                  Regional Top 40 key: L = London, WW = Wales & West, S = Scotland, M = Midlands, NE = North East, Y = Yorkshire, NW = North West. As used by Capital Radio, Radio Clyde, Radio Forth, Beacon Radio, Radio Tees and Metro Radio.

                                                  1 ( 1 ) Blondie - Denis [5/2] ( L:1 WW:3 S:2 M:1 NE:1 Y:1 NW:2 )
                                                  2 ( 2 ) Brian & Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs [1/1] ( L:9 WW:6 S:9 M:2 NE:5 Y:3 NW:1 )
                                                  3 ( 5 ) Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why [2/5] ( L:5 WW:1 S:4 M:3 NE:3 Y:2 NW:3 )
                                                  4 ( 6 ) Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love [4/6] ( L:3 WW:2 S:3 M:6 NE:2 Y:4 NW:5 )
                                                  5 ( 4 ) Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street [3/4] ( L:2 WW:4 S:5 M:4 NE:4 Y:6 NW:4 )
                                                  6 ( 3 ) Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights [8/3] ( L:4 WW:5 S:7 M:5 NE:6 Y:5 NW:6 )
                                                  7 ( 7 ) Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain [11/7] ( L:14 WW:7 S:13 M:7 NE:7 Y:7 NW:7 )
                                                  8 ( 12 ) Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away [6/11] ( L:6 WW:8 S:11 M:11 NE:13 Y:11 NW:9 )
                                                  9 ( 11 ) Genesis - Follow You Follow Me [7/8] ( L:8 WW:9 S:8 M:8 NE:8 Y:10 NW:14 )
                                                  10 ( 9 ) Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass [12/10] ( L:10 WW:13 S:12 M:9 NE:9 Y:8 NW:13 )
                                                  11 ( 10 ) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love [21/14] ( L:7 WW:14 S:15 M:10 NE:12 Y:9 NW:12 )
                                                  12 ( 23 ) Manhatten Transfer - Walk In Love [13/16] ( L:13 WW:17 S:19 M:13 NE:17 Y:20 NW:11 )
                                                  13 ( 17 ) Elvis Costello - I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea [16/21] ( L:12 WW:11 S:14 M:20 NE:10 Y:12 NW:18 )
                                                  14 ( 24 ) Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - Too Much Too Little Too Late [10/20] ( L:15 WW:10 S:31 M:14 NE:20 Y:14 NW:16 )
                                                  15 ( 28 ) Dr Hook - More Like The Movies [17/23] ( L:25 WW:12 S:10 M:16 NE:16 Y:19 NW:15 )
                                                  16 ( 21 ) Andy Cameron - Ally's Tartan Army [18/9] ( L:- WW:40 S:1 M:33 NE:34 Y:23 NW:23 )
                                                  17 ( 13 ) Hot Chocolate - Everyone's A Winner [19/12] ( L:20 WW:16 S:16 M:12 NE:19 Y:16 NW:28 )
                                                  18 ( 27 ) Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch [15/18] ( L:22 WW:26 S:21 M:28 NE:28 Y:31 NW:10 )
                                                  19 ( 25 ) Sheila B Devotion - Singing In The Rain [22/30] ( L:21 WW:21 S:24 M:23 NE:15 Y:21 NW:17 )
                                                  20 ( 8 ) Bee Gees - Staying Alive [28/25] ( L:11 WW:18 S:23 M:27 NE:24 Y:22 NW:25 )
                                                  21 ( 18 ) Samantha Sang - Emotions [20/15] ( L:18 WW:23 S:29 M:18 NE:21 Y:17 NW:20 )
                                                  22 ( 33 ) Wings - With A Little Luck [9/13] ( L:16 WW:32 S:17 M:15 NE:14 Y:28 NW:40 )
                                                  23 ( 35 ) Chic - Everybody Dance [24/33] ( L:17 WW:15 S:22 M:19 NE:29 Y:26 NW:36 )
                                                  24 ( 22 ) Earth Wind And Fire - Fantasy [39/22] ( L:19 WW:20 S:39 M:22 NE:30 Y:30 NW:29 )
                                                  25 ( 19 ) Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star [36/27] ( L:23 WW:19 S:28 M:29 NE:27 Y:27 NW:26 )
                                                  26 ( 32 ) Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango [26/35] ( L:- WW:34 S:34 M:- NE:40 Y:36 NW:8 )
                                                  27 ( 15 ) Darts - Come Back My Love [35/17] ( L:29 WW:25 S:25 M:24 NE:11 Y:13 NW:35 )
                                                  28 ( 14 ) The Real Thing - Whenever You Want My Love [25/29] ( L:32 WW:31 S:- M:17 NE:33 Y:24 NW:22 )
                                                  29 ( 30 ) Tavares - The Ghost Of Love [31/32] ( L:30 WW:28 S:37 M:21 NE:18 Y:29 NW:30 )
                                                  30 ( 26 ) Donna Summer - Rumour Has It [30/24] ( L:31 WW:33 S:33 M:32 NE:38 Y:35 NW:19 )
                                                  31 ( 16 ) Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky [-/26] ( L:27 WW:27 S:36 M:26 NE:26 Y:18 NW:39 )
                                                  32 ( 58 ) Michael Zagar Band - Let's All Chant [29/49] ( L:24 WW:30 S:- M:37 NE:37 Y:- NW:27 )
                                                  33 ( 20 ) Abba - Take A Chance On Me [-/19] ( L:28 WW:29 S:26 M:31 NE:22 Y:15 NW:- )
                                                  34 ( 29 ) Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me [27/28] ( L:35 WW:24 S:30 M:25 NE:31 Y:32 NW:34 )
                                                  35 ( 41 ) Gladys Knight & The Pips - The One And Only [37/43] ( L:- WW:39 S:- M:34 NE:- Y:- NW:24 )
                                                  36 ( 38 ) Steel Pulse - Ku Klux Klan [42/41] ( L:26 WW:22 S:- M:36 NE:- Y:25 NW:- )
                                                  37 ( 45 ) Raydio - Jack And Jill [38/48] ( L:38 WW:35 S:- M:30 NE:25 Y:- NW:32 )
                                                  38 ( 31 ) Elkie Brooks - Lilac Wine [-/31] ( L:36 WW:36 S:38 M:38 NE:39 Y:40 NW:- )
                                                  39 ( - ) Elton John - Ego [34/New] ( L:- WW:- S:- M:- NE:- Y:- NW:21 )
                                                  40 ( 57 ) Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours [32/44] ( L:- WW:- S:20 M:- NE:- Y:- NW:33 )
                                                  41 ( 44 ) Vibrators - Automatic Lover [50/40] ( L:- WW:38 S:27 M:- NE:36 Y:34 NW:- )
                                                  42 ( 39 ) Andrea True Connection - What's Your Name [-/42] ( L:33 Y:39 )
                                                  43 ( 37 ) Gene Page - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ( WW:37 )
                                                  44 ( 59 ) Gene Farrow - Move Your Body [41/46] (NW:37 )
                                                  45 ( 50 ) Commodores - Zoom ( NW:38 )
                                                  46 ( 48 ) Sydney Devine - Scotland Forever ( S:6 )
                                                  47 ( 67 ) Devo - Jocko Homo / Mongoloid ( S:35 Y:33 )
                                                  48 ( 36 ) The Jam - News Of The World [-/34] ( Y:37 )
                                                  49 ( 40 ) Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
                                                  50 ( 61 ) Manu Dibango - Big Blow ( L:34 )
                                                  51 ( 43 ) Player - Baby Come Back
                                                  52 ( 34 ) Free - All Right Now
                                                  53 ( - ) Rainbow - Long Like Rock And Roll [33/39] ( S:18 NE:35 )
                                                  54 ( - ) Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern [23/] ( S:32 )
                                                  55 ( 62 ) Toby Legend - Time Will Pass You By ( NE:32 )
                                                  56 ( - ) War - Hey Senorita [40/New] ( L:39 M:39 )
                                                  57 ( 66 ) Cerrone - Supernature
                                                  58 ( - ) Stargard - Love Is So Easy [45/New] ( L:40 M:40 )
                                                  59 ( 63 ) Jimmy Lindsay - Easy
                                                  60 ( 46 ) Dean Friedman - Ariel
                                                  61 ( 53 ) Generation X - Ready Steady Go ( Y:38 )
                                                  62 ( 54 ) Stranglers - Five Minutes
                                                  63 ( 60 ) David Essex - Stay With Me Baby
                                                  64 ( 51 ) The Clash - Clash City Rockers
                                                  65 ( 74 ) East Side Connection - You're So Right For Me [ 44/50 ]
                                                  66 ( 68 ) George Benson - On Broadway ( L:37 )
                                                  67 ( 47 ) Eddie And The Hot Rods - Life On The Line ( S:40 )
                                                  68 ( 73 ) Leif Garrett - Runaround Sue
                                                  69 ( 78 ) O'Jays - I Love Music [ 43/36 ]
                                                  70 ( 65 ) Traffic - A Hole In My Shoe
                                                  71 ( 52 ) Yellow Dog - Just One More Night
                                                  72 ( 64 ) Rita Coolidge - Words
                                                  73 ( 42 ) Nottingham Forest - We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands [-/47] ( M:35 )
                                                  74 ( 56 ) Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
                                                  75 ( 55 ) Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro
                                                  76 ( 49 ) Tom Robinson Band - Rising Free (EP)
                                                  77 ( 79 ) Everton Football Club - The March Of The Gwladys Street Gladiators ( NW:31 )
                                                  78 ( - ) Ashford & Simpson - Doesn't Cost You Nothing
                                                  79 ( - ) Judy Street - What ( NE:23 )
                                                  80 ( 90 ) Andy Gibb - Love Is Thicker Than Water
                                                  81 ( 77 ) Lou Rawls - Lady Love
                                                  82 ( 72 ) Buzzcocks - What Do I Get
                                                  83 ( 86 ) Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
                                                  84 ( 71 ) Manfred Mann's Earthband - The Mighty Quinn
                                                  85 ( 85 ) Dionne Warwicke - Do You Believe In Love At First Sight
                                                  86 ( - ) Francine McGee - Delirium
                                                  87 ( 89 ) Johnnie Allen - Promised Land
                                                  88 ( 91 ) Roy Ayers - Freaky Deaky
                                                  89 ( 76 ) Slade - Give Us A Goal
                                                  90 ( 69 ) Queen - Spread Your Wings
                                                  91 ( - ) Rutles - I Must Be In Love [48/New]
                                                  92 ( 82 ) Andrew Lloyd Webber - Variations 1-4
                                                  93 ( 92 ) The Banned - Him Or Me
                                                  94 ( 80 ) Snatch - All I Want
                                                  95 ( - ) Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again [49/New]
                                                  96 ( 75 ) The Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
                                                  97 ( - ) Lonnie Smith - Punk Reaction
                                                  98 ( 84 ) Johnny Cougar - I Need A Lover
                                                  99 ( 70 ) Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley - If I Had Words
                                                  100 ( 96 ) Bobby Hutton - Lend A Hand
                                                  Judy Street's track 'What' which entered the North-East chart at no. 23 was the Northern Soul song later covered by Soft Cell. Another Northern Soul record, by Tobi Legend, was also in the North-East Top 40.

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