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  • Yes, Flash and the Pan used to make great singles. Everything they did reminded me of The Days of Pearly Spencer but that's no bad thing!

    Perhaps they should have re-released And The Band Played On in 1997 to cash in on Titanic mania...

    Spoiler Alert: Ultravox climb to No.71 next week...

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    • Thank you so very much, Metalweb and Robbie! Just finished jumping around the room in joy, crying tears of happiness Really, what a nice surprise - and it's such a great thing to see FoxxVox in any kinds of charts as the general myth is that they only started charting with Midge at the helm.

      Which brings me to this. In 1980, when there was a wave of press activity around them after the release of "Sleepwalk" and "Vienna", Paul Morley wrote an article for NME where he mentioned that "Systems of romance" actually charted at No. 34. Of course there's no sign of the LP in BMRB chart, NME and Melody Maker lists were only Top 30s. If what Morley wrote was true, can it be that the album charted in either Gallup chart (but was there a Gallup chart for albums in 1978?) or in Record Business one? Those seem to be the only possible sources...

      P.S. By the way - and of no great importance, but anyway - "Dancing in the city" by Marshall Hain was one of John Foxx's favourite songs of the era. And a great song it is too!
      Last edited by Passing_Strang; Mon February 3rd, 2020, 22:59.

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      • Checked my old NMEs and Systems of Romance made their album breakers list - maybe that's what Paul Morley was referring to...

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        • Is the above chart definitely the one for 19 September 1978? I've just compared it to the BMRB chart and the likes of 'Hong Kong Garden'. 'Picture This' and 'Grease' were already well inside the top 20 yet here they are taking massive jumps up the chart. Plus a number of the new entries had been on the BMRB chart for at least a fortnight by this point.

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          • Oops....well spotted.

            Should be 9 Sept.

            Now corrected!

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            • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
              Checked my old NMEs and Systems of Romance made their album breakers list - maybe that's what Paul Morley was referring to...
              More than reasonable - it's only natural to assume he referred to the chart of the paper he worked into Can you please provide full details of the album's charting, if possible (date, peak, weeks on chart)? Will be very grateful!

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              • The album was listed third in the breakers on 16 Sept 78, then dropped out and appeared again, listed fourth, on 14 October.


                I think I'll do a proper list of NME album breakers when I've finished my singles breakers thread...

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                • Thank you very much, Metalweb - thrilling info!

                  And please do the LP breakers too - that'll be very welcome as, I'm sure, there'll be some surprises, and overall album charts are unfairly neglected very often, which gives a skewed picture of quite a few artists' successes.

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                  • Gallup Top 100 for w/e 15 Sept:

                    01(01) Commodores - Three Times a Lady
                    02(02) 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
                    03(05) Darts - It's Raining
                    04(03) Boney M - Brown Girl in the Ring
                    05(04) David Essex - Oh What a Circus
                    06(06) Jilted John - Jilted John
                    07(11) Blondie - Picture This
                    08(09) Siouxsie & Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
                    09(08) Cerrone - Supernature
                    10(10) Hi Tension - British Hustle
                    11(13) Frankie Valli - Grease
                    12(12) Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
                    13(07) Travolta/Newton-John - You're the One That I Want
                    14(25) Exile - Kiss You All Over
                    15(17) Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
                    16(16) Rezillos - Top of the Pops
                    17(15) Motors - Forget About You
                    18(18) Child - It's Only Make Believe
                    19(20) Crown Heights Affair - Galaxy of Love
                    20(21) Jam - David Watts
                    21(14) Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn
                    22(22) Bob Dylan - Baby Stop Crying
                    23(27) Sylvester - Mighty Real
                    24(19) Clout - Substitute
                    25(23) Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
                    26(24) Renaissance - Northern Lights
                    27(26) City Boy - 5705
                    28(45) Ivor Biggun - Winker's Song
                    29(28) Sham 69 - If the Kids are United
                    30(30) Who - Who are You
                    31(34) Hamilton Bohannon - Lets Start the Dance
                    32(29) Stranglers - Walk On By
                    33(79) Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die
                    34(36) Meat Loaf - Two out of Three Aint Bad
                    35(37) Karen Young - Hot Shot
                    36(44) Crystal Gayle - Talking in Your Sleep
                    37(40) Kandidate - Don't Wanna Say Goodnight
                    38(46) Barry Manilow - Somewhere in the Night
                    39(43) Bryan Ferry - Sign of the Times
                    40(31) Gladys Knight - Come Back and Finish
                    41(38) Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That
                    42(65) Patrick Juvet - Got a Feeling
                    43(53) Stargard - What Are You Waiting For
                    44(39) Charles Earland - Let the Music Play
                    45(35) Father Abraham - Smurf Song
                    46(47) X Ray Spex - Identity
                    47(50) Devo - Come Back Jonee
                    48(42) Real Thing - Rainin' Through My Sunshine
                    49(64) Teri De Sario - Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me
                    50(33) Foreigner - Cold As Ice
                    51(76) Status Quo - Again and Again
                    52(62) Bilbo - She's Gonna Win
                    53(58) Klark Kent - Don't Care
                    54 (-) Hylda Baker & Arthur Mullard - You're the One That I Want
                    55(41) New Seekers - Anthem
                    56(32) Jackson Browne - Stay
                    57(67) Platinum Hook - Standing on the Verge
                    58(49) Voyage - From East to West
                    59(48) Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
                    60(61) Sex Pistols - No-one is Innocent
                    61(56) Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
                    62(88) Dee D Jackson - Meteor Man
                    63(96) Brothers Johnson - Ain't We Funkin' Now
                    64(81) Jeff Wayne - Eve of the War
                    65(52) Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork
                    66(85) Manhattan Transfer - Where Did Our Love Go
                    67(68) Tom Robinson Band - Too Good To Be True
                    68(51) Marshall Hain - Dancing in the City
                    69(54) Bee Gees - Night Fever
                    70(95) Cliff Richard - Please Remember Me
                    71(90) Ultravox - Slow Motion
                    72(57) ELO - Wild West Hero
                    73(75) Earth Wind & Fire - Magic Mind
                    74(77) Patti Smith - Set Free
                    75(60) Wings - London Town
                    76(72) Devo - Be Stiff
                    77(66) Ruby Winters - I Won't Mention it Again
                    78 (-) Yes - Don't Kill the Whale
                    79(73) Moody Blues - Steppin in a Slide Zone
                    80 (-) Shadows - Love Deluxe
                    81(89) Billie Jo Spears - 57 Chevrolet
                    82(63) Showaddywaddy - Little Bit of Soap
                    83(80) Rolling Stones - Miss you
                    84(70) O'Jays - Used Ta Be My Girl
                    85(92) Gordon Lightfoot - Daylight Katy
                    86 (-) Dickies - Eve of Destruction
                    87 (-) Foxy - Get Off
                    88 (-) Yvonne Elliman - Savannah
                    89(91) Cissy Houston - Think It Over
                    90 (-) LTD - Holdin' On
                    91 (-) Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
                    92 (-) War - Baby Face
                    93 (-) Atlantic Starr - Gimme Your Lovin
                    94(99) Flash and the Pan - And the Band Played On
                    95 (-) Little River Band - Reminiscing
                    96 (-) Al Hudson - Dance Get Down
                    97 (-) Third World - Now That We've Found Love
                    98(94) Blue Oyster Cult - Love the Night
                    99 (-) Kenny Rogers - Love Or Something Like it
                    100 (-) Abba - Summer Night City

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                    • Some Local Radio Charts listed by Radio & Record News on the above date (15 Sept)

                      Downtown Radio 293
                      Top 40
                      1 Commodores
                      2 Darts
                      3 David Essex
                      4 Boney M
                      5 10cc
                      6 Jilted John
                      7 Child
                      8 Olivia/John
                      9 Blondie
                      10 Status Quo
                      11 Cerrone
                      12 Clout
                      13 Bob Dylan
                      14 Rezillos
                      15 Justin Hayward
                      16 Siouxsie
                      17 Motors
                      18 Exile
                      19 Andy Gibb
                      20 City Boy
                      21 Jam
                      22 Who
                      23 Hi Tension
                      24 Meat Loaf
                      25 Crystal Gayle
                      26 Sham 69
                      27 Frankie Valli
                      28 Abba
                      29 Herbie Hancock
                      30 Bilbo
                      31 Dooleys
                      32 Philomena Begley - The Umbrella Song
                      33 Stranglers
                      34 Renaissance
                      35 Barry Manilow
                      36 New Seekers
                      37 Crown Heights Affair
                      38 Dave Edmunds - Deborah
                      39 Devo - Come Back Jonee
                      40 Gladys Knight

                      Radio Orwell 257
                      Top 40 (only 39 listed!)
                      1 Commodores
                      2 10cc
                      3 Jilted John
                      4 David Essex
                      5 Boney M
                      6 Cerrone
                      7 Darts
                      8 Hi Tension
                      9 Bob Dylan
                      10 Herbie Hancock
                      11 Sylvester
                      12 Siouxsie
                      13 Rezillos
                      14 Blondie
                      15 Andy Gibb
                      16 Exile
                      17 Frankie Valli
                      18 Olivia/John
                      19 Motors
                      20 Crown Heights Affair
                      21 Sham 69
                      22 Justin Hayward
                      23 Jam
                      24 Taste of Honey
                      25 Who
                      26 Wings
                      27 Renaissance
                      28 Clout
                      29 Karen Young
                      30 Stargard
                      31 Bilbo
                      32 Meat Loaf
                      33 City Boy
                      34 Jeff Wayne
                      35 Charles Earland
                      36 Child
                      37 Patrick Juvet
                      38 TRB
                      39 Crystal Gayle

                      Radio Forth 194
                      Fun Forty
                      1 10cc
                      2 David Essex
                      3 Andy Gibb
                      4 Rezillos
                      5 Motors
                      6 Boney M
                      7 Blondie
                      8 Darts
                      9 Bilbo
                      10 Exile
                      11 Hi Tension
                      12 Commodores
                      13 Sylvester
                      14 Jam
                      15 Frankie Valli
                      16 Status Quo
                      17 Cerrone
                      18 Abba
                      19 Crown Heights Affair
                      20 Meat Loaf
                      21 Bob Dylan
                      22 Herbie Hancock
                      23 Siouxsie
                      24 Karen Young
                      25 Child
                      26 Jilted John
                      27 Charles Earland
                      28 Wings
                      29 Dooleys
                      30 Jeff Wayne
                      31 Crystal Gayle
                      32 Kandidate
                      33 Klark Kent
                      34 Amanda Lear - Run Baby Run
                      35 Patrick Juvet
                      36 Stranglers
                      37 Yes
                      38 Stargard
                      39 Real Thing
                      40 Earth Wind and Fire

                      Piccadilly Radio 261
                      Hit Thirty
                      1 Abba
                      2 David Essex
                      3 Frankie Valli
                      4 Blondie
                      5 Siouxsie
                      6 Hi Tension
                      7 Motors
                      8 Crystal Gayle
                      9 Exile
                      10 10cc
                      11 Yes
                      12 Herbie Hancock
                      13 Status Quo
                      14 Jeff Wayne
                      15 Kandidate
                      16 Teri De Sario
                      17 Jam
                      18 Bilbo
                      19 Jilted John
                      20 Andy Gibb
                      21 Crown Heights Affair
                      22 Olivia/John
                      23 Commodores
                      24 Dooleys
                      25 Darts
                      26 Leo Sayer - Cant Stop Loving You
                      27 Wings
                      28 Stargard
                      29 Rezillos
                      30 Jonathan King - One For You One For Me

                      Radio Merseyside 202
                      Top 40
                      1 Commodores
                      2 10cc
                      3 David Essex
                      4 Child
                      5 Teri De Sario
                      6 Boney M
                      7 Blondie
                      8 Andy Gibb
                      9 Exile
                      10 Darts
                      11 Frankie Valli
                      12 Jilted John
                      13 Motors
                      14 Abba
                      15 Franklin Micare - I Can't Help Myself
                      16 Status Quo
                      17 Justin Hayward
                      18 Jeff Wayne
                      19 Dave Edmunds
                      20 Olivia/John
                      21 Eric Carmen - Baby I Need your Lovin'
                      22 Crystal Gayle
                      23 Cerrone
                      24 Herbie Hancock
                      25 Rose Royce
                      26 Carly Simon - Tranquillo Melt My Heart
                      27 Leo Sayer
                      28 Karen Young
                      29 Billie Jo Spears
                      30 Crown Heights Affair
                      31 Kenny Rogers
                      32 Jonathan Richman - Abdul and Cleopatra
                      33 Barry Manilow
                      34 Meat Loaf
                      35 Dooleys
                      36 Wings
                      37 Alan Love - Wine Won't Turn to Water
                      38 Tammy Wynette - Womanhood
                      39 Bilbo
                      40 Walter Egan - Magnet and Steel

                      Pennine Radio 235
                      Top 40
                      1 10cc
                      2 Commodores
                      3 David Essex
                      4 Jilted John
                      5 Darts
                      6 Hi Tension
                      7 Andy Gibb
                      8 Cerrone
                      9 Blondie
                      10 Rezillos
                      11 Siouxsie
                      12 Motors
                      13 Exile
                      14 Jam
                      15 Herbie Hancock
                      16 Frankie Valli
                      17 Crown Heights Affair
                      18 Status Quo
                      19 Meat Loaf
                      20 Sylvester
                      21 Karen Young
                      22 Crystal Gayle
                      23 Dooleys
                      24 Patrick Juvet
                      25 Bilbo
                      26 Real Thing
                      27 Kandidate
                      28 Klark Kent
                      29 Abba
                      30 Ruby Winters
                      31 Hamilton Bohannon
                      32 Stargard
                      33 Dee D Jackson
                      34 TRB
                      35 Teri De Sario
                      36 Manhattan Transfer
                      37 Brothers Johnson
                      38 Wings
                      39 Jeff Wayne
                      40 Baker/Mullard

                      Plymouth Sound 261
                      Top 30
                      1 Commodores
                      2 Darts
                      3 10cc
                      4 Boney M
                      5 Olivia/John
                      6 Justin Hayward
                      7 Cerrone
                      8 Child
                      9 Jilted John
                      10 David Essex
                      11 Clout
                      12 Renaissance
                      13 Sham 69
                      14 A Taste of Honey
                      15 City Boy
                      16 Bob Dylan
                      17 Who
                      18 Gladys Knight
                      19 Andy Gibb
                      20 Rezillos
                      21 Stranglers
                      22 New Seekers
                      23 Jackson Browne
                      24 Hi Tension
                      25 Foreigner
                      26 Sylvester
                      27 Joe Walsh
                      28 Motors
                      29 Father Abraham
                      30 Crown Heights Affair

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                      • Gallup Top 100 for w/e 22 Sept

                        01(01) Commodores - Three Times a Lady
                        02(02) 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
                        03(05) David Essex - Oh What a Circus
                        04(04) Boney M - Brown Girl in the Ring
                        05(06) Jilted John - Jilted John
                        06(03) Darts - It's Raining
                        07(07) Blondie - Picture This
                        08(100) Abba - Summer Night City
                        09(08) Siouxsie & Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
                        10(14) Exile - Kiss You All Over
                        11(51) Status Quo - Again and Again
                        12(10) Hi Tension - British Hustle
                        13(54) Hylda Baker & Arthur Mullard - You're the One That I Want
                        14(17) Motors - Forget About You
                        15(23) Sylvester - You Make Me Feel
                        16(11) Frankie Valli - Grease
                        17(09) Cerrone - Supernature
                        18(12) Andy Gibb - An Everlasting Love
                        19(13) Travolta/Newton-John - You're the One That I Want
                        20(16) Rezillos - Top of the Pops
                        21(19) Crown Heights Affair - Galaxy of Love
                        22(15) Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
                        23(18) Child - It's Only Make Believe
                        24(33) Dooleys - A Rose Has To Die
                        25(20) Jam - David Watts
                        26(28) Ivor Biggun - Winker's Song
                        27(30) Who - Who Are You
                        28(36) Crystal Gayle - Talking In Your Sleep
                        29(22) Bob Dylan - Baby Stop Crying
                        30(43) Stargard - What You Waitin' For
                        31(63) Brothers Johnson - Ain't We Funkin' Now
                        32(21) Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn
                        33(42) Patrick Juvet - Got a Feeling
                        34(35) Karen Young - Hot Shot
                        35(37) Kandidate - Don't Wanna Say Goodnight
                        36(34) Meat Loaf - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
                        37(26) Renaissance - Northern Lights
                        38(24) Clout - Substitute
                        39(64) Jeff Wayne - Eve of the War
                        40(27) City Boy - 5705
                        41(93) Atlantic Starr - Gimme Your Lovin'
                        42(90) LTD - Holdin' On
                        43(25) Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
                        44(49) Teri De Sario - Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me
                        45(29) Sham 69 - If the Kids Are United
                        46(66) Manhattan Transfer - Where Did Our Love Go
                        47(52) Bilbo - She's Gonna Win
                        48 (-) Leo Sayer - I Can't Stop Loving You
                        49(41) Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That
                        50(31) Hamilton Bohannon - Let's Start the Dance
                        51(48) Rainin' Through My Sunshine
                        52(44) Charles Earland - Let the Music Play
                        53(32) Stranglers - Walk On By
                        54(91) Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
                        55(39) Bryan Ferry - Sign of the Times
                        56(53) Klark Kent - Don't Care
                        57(75) Wings - London Town
                        58(62) Dee D Jackson - Meteor Man
                        59(47) Devo - Come Back Jonee
                        60 (-) Travolta/Newton-John - Summer Nights
                        61(45) Father Abraham - Smurf Song
                        62(38) Barry Manilow - Somewhere in the Night
                        63(40) Gladys Knight - Come Back and Finish
                        64(57) Platinum Hook - Standing on the Verge
                        65(60) Sex Pistols - No-one is Innocent
                        66(67) Tom Robinson Band - Too Good To Be True
                        67(59) Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
                        68(85) Gordon Lightfoot - Daylight Katy
                        69(55) New Seekers - Anthem
                        70(70) Cliff Richard - Please Remember Me
                        71(58) Voyage - From East To West
                        72(81) Billie Jo Spears - 57 Chevrolet
                        73 (-) Goldie - To Be Alone
                        74 (-) O'Jays - Brandy
                        75(65) Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork
                        76(56) Jackson Browne - Stay
                        77(94) Flash and the Pan - And the Band Played On
                        78(77) Ruby Winters - I Won't Mention It
                        79(69) Bee Gees - Night Fever
                        80 (-) 999 - Feeling Alright
                        81(71) Ultravox - Slow Motion
                        82(78) Yes - Don't Kill the Whale
                        83 (-) Cissy Houston - Think It Over
                        84(97) Third World - Now That We've Found Love
                        85 (-) Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted to You
                        86(80) Shadows - Love Deluxe
                        87 (-) Rita Coolidge - You
                        88(87) Foxy - Get Off
                        89 (-) Raydio - Honey I'm Rich
                        90 (-) Boston - Don't Look Back
                        91(92) War - Baby Face
                        92 (-) Lennie Boone - Love Won't Be Behind
                        93 (-) Sine - Happy Is the Only Way
                        94(96) Al Hudson - Dance Get Down
                        95(88) Yvonne Elliman - Savannah
                        96 (-) Skids - Sweet Suburbia
                        97 (-) Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
                        98(95) Little River Band - Reminiscing
                        99 (-) Nina Simone - Baltimore
                        100 (-) Dave Edmunds - Deborah

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