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    Welcome. It's out with the old and in with the new as the clock turns to 1984. The fifth year of the 1980s has arrived and the year that has been immortalised in the title of George Orwell's famous book is now upon us. Will the charts turn out to be as nightmarish as society is in Orwell's famous book? Or will there be a pop version of Winston and Julia to save us from a modern nightmare? All will be revealed in this thread...

    Before I start to post the charts (the first new chart based on sales from 1984 will be posted on Monday) I'd like to explain how the charts you see in this thread are put together. Not in the "compiled by Gallup" sense, but in the "posted by Robbie" sense. In the 1983 thread, in my opening post, I posted the following:

    A few weeks ago I was contacted by a UKMIx member who informed me that he had also visited the library but had been able to obtain all the weekly sales information for the UK singles charts during the whole of this period. This was the full top 200 chart for each week too. The member suggested that I share the information with anyone who was interested in seeing the full top 200 charts with sales (along with the various titles that were starred out each week, some weeks this is quite a large amount) and agreed that I could post these charts on the forum. With a massive thanks to UKMix member kobyhadrian, who has literally provided a jaw-dropping amount of information that I had thought we would never be able to see, here are the Gallup charts from this era, along with the sales index for each title. These are better known as their chart panel sales, the hypothetical amount that each title was calculated to have sold in a 250 strong panel of record shops (a throwback to the early days of the BMRB chart when the chart panel was 250 shops). I would also like to thank kingofskiffle for his help too.
    To expand on the above and how the charts I post are put together: John (the poster kobyhadrian) has paper copies of all the Gallup Top 200 Singles charts from January 1983 to February 1994. As he doesn't hold them in a database, he is typing up each chart (I can vouch that he is a very proficient, fast and accurate typist!) and is sending the charts to me in batches of 6 months of charts at a time. The information he provides to me is the top 200 for each week by current position, title, artist and panel sales. I could have posted them in this format but wasn't sure if that would do justice to such a wealth of information. I contacted Lonnie (kingofskiffle) and between John, Lonnie and myself decided that Lonnie would add each chart to the excellent chart database that he has which, for the purpose of this thread, would add a "last week" position and a weeks on chart figure. Lonnie additionally adds in other information such as the catalogue number (usually of the 7" version) and then sends an excel spreadsheet to me which I then adapt for posting the charts in this thread. I've kept to the basic chart format of TW-LW-Woc-Title-Artist-PanelSales in order to be able to post the charts within the constraints of the forum software. I could have added in, for example, the catalogue number of each title, but there isn't enough space to do so, the width of the posting area being the restricting factor here.

    As I mentioned above, the first chart will be posted on Monday (16 May) and there are a total of 52 weekly charts and an end of year chart to be posted. 53 charts in all. That should keep me busy posting them. It has certainly kept John busy typing them all up and is keeping Lonnie busy adding them to his chart database. Hopefully it will keep everyone else busy reading the thread (and posting in it too, hopefully!). There's an added bonus too: in 1983 Gallup compiled an end of year top 500 best selling singles list. In 1984 Gallup expanded this to a top 1,000 and that list will be posted in full in this thread. Most likely around early to mid July if I follow the posting schedule of 1983, which is one chart per weekday and two on a Saturday.

    Finally, if anyone has any questions or comments in general please feel free to ask / make them. Either Lonnie or myself will do our best to answer them.

    Let 1984 begin...

  • #2
    A top one thousand?

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    • #3
      I wonder how low the panel sales are at no.1000? I guess we'll find out in 2 months! Allowing for 250 records a week with starred out and 25 new entries a week (probably an underestimate?) then it';ll take roughly 7.5 months to accumulate 1000 tracks. A top 1000 could therefore feature more than half of the records featured in the charts for the year.

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      • #4
        I'm looking forward to poring over these - Double-plus thanks to Robbie, John, Lonnie for your work.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by braindeadpj View Post
          I wonder how low the panel sales are at no.1000? I guess we'll find out in 2 months! Allowing for 250 records a week with starred out and 25 new entries a week (probably an underestimate?) then it';ll take roughly 7.5 months to accumulate 1000 tracks. A top 1000 could therefore feature more than half of the records featured in the charts for the year.
          1983 contained 1859 records shown (That is in the calendar year 1 Jan through 31 Dec though, so does ignore the 7 Jan 84 chart).
          Not going to spoil the lowest sales in the Top 1000, but I'd imagine around a couple of hundred or so sales. Each chart year includes around 2000 entries in the compressed Top 200 and that is relatively standard through to 2005, which is the first year that we drop to about 1,700 (the lowest for years) as downloads start to kick in. I don't know the full entries listing for 1985-1994 of course yet, but I do have a listing of totals for 1994-2003.

          Below is a listing of each year and the number of new entries to chart (i.e. week count of 1) during that calendar year. This is for the Top 75 (1952-1982) and Top 100 (1983-1994 - with that drip in 1991 and 92 when Record Mirror was not printing) and Top 200 1994-2003.
          Year Entries
          1952 27
          1953 76
          1954 84
          1955 143
          1956 186
          1957 180
          1958 182
          1959 194
          1960 315
          1961 292
          1962 267
          1963 265
          1964 277
          1965 296
          1966 323
          1967 279
          1968 262
          1969 254
          1970 231
          1971 229
          1972 263
          1973 250
          1974 298
          1975 338
          1976 342
          1977 360
          1978 456
          1979 531
          1980 562
          1981 544
          1982 578
          1983 915
          1984 862
          1985 866
          1986 899
          1987 980
          1988 1061
          1989 1113
          1990 1267
          1991 995
          1992 1204
          1993 1516
          1994 2330
          1995 2408
          1996 2374
          1997 2197
          1998 2092
          1999 2073
          2000 2012
          2001 1941
          2002 2262
          2003 2284
          http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
          Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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          • #6
            14 January 1984

            Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
            1 9 5 Pipes Of Peace Paul McCartney 2270
            2 10 8 What Is Love? Howard Jones 2003
            3 5 6 Marguerita Time Status Quo 1692
            4 6 17 Tell Her About It Billy Joel 1584
            5 3 9 Love Of The Common People (Remix) Paul Young 1440
            6 35 10 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1348
            7 4 6 Victims Culture Club 1267
            8 7 10 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton 1218
            9 8 9 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins 1192
            10 1 8 Only You The Flying Pickets 1154
            11 2 9 My Oh My Slade 980
            12 11 9 Thriller Michael Jackson 973
            13 57 2 A Rockin Good Way Shaky & Bonnie 834
            14 18 9 Rat Rapping Roland Rat Superstar 709
            15 19 6 Straight Ahead Kool & The Gang 688
            16 14 15 Uptown Girl Billy Joel 641
            17 12 9 Let's Stay Together Tina Turner 581
            18 43 4 That's Livin' Alright Joe Fagin 571
            19 40 6 Bird Of Paradise Snowy White 550
            20 17 6 Many Rivers To Cross UB40 546
            21 15 7 Move Over Darling Tracey Ullman 503
            22 36 7 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 471
            23 32 6 Sweet Surrender Rod Stewart 401
            24 28 7 The Way You Are Tears For Fears 356
            25 16 8 2000 Miles The Pretenders 295
            26 13 8 Please Don't Fall In Love Cliff Richard 290
            27 25 7 Club Fantastic Megamix - A Ray Of Sunshine / Love Machine / Come On Wham! 285
            28 52 9 Love Is A Wonderful Colour The Icicle Works 276
            29 22 11 Cry Just A Little Bit Shakin' Stevens 274
            30 33 7 I Can Help Elvis Presley, Vocal accompaniment By Voice 273
            31 24 11 Calling Your Name Marilyn 266
            32 NE 1 King Of Pain The Police 263
            33 29 14 Say Say Say Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson 248
            34 23 6 Read 'Em And Weep Barry Manilow 245
            35 30 18 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 243
            36 NE 1 Wishful Thinking China Crisis 241
            37 27 10 That's All! Genesis 232
            38 56 6 I Am What I Am Gloria Gaynor 198
            39 46 9 Where Is My Man (Vocal) Eartha Kitt 193
            40 NE 1 Give Me More Time Whitesnake 184
            41 34 8 Waterfront Simple Minds 171
            42 31 11 Right By Your Side Eurythmics 156
            43 51 11 This Charming Man The Smiths 155
            44 21 6 What Are We Gonna Get 'Er Indoors? Dennis Waterman And George Cole 148
            45 39 16 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 145
            46 37 23 Superman (Gioca Jouer) Black Lace 145
            47 NE 1 Human Touch / Souls Rick Springfield 143
            48 NE 1 Razor's Edge (Remix) Meat Loaf 138
            49 45 6 Time Frida / B.A. Robertson 133
            50 NE 1 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 132
            51 26 4 Christmas Countdown Frank Kelly 124
            52 65 44 Blue Monday New Order 111
            53 133 8 Holiday (Edit.) Madonna 109
            54 48 30 Oblivious Aztec Camera 107
            55 NE 1 Sixteen Musical Youth 104
            56 NE 1 (Feels Like) Heaven Fiction Factory 101
            57 62 8 Rules Of The Game Bucks Fizz 101
            58 42 10 Never Never The Assembly 98
            59 63 8 Inside Love (So Personal) (edit.) George Benson 94
            60 77 21 New Song Howard Jones 90
            61 NE 1 Crime Of Passion Mike Oldfield 86
            62 44 6 Come To My Party Keith Harris, Orville And Dippy 86
            63 41 6 Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year) Elton John 86
            64 54 5 Duck For The Oyster Malcolm McLaren 81
            65 50 10 Clap Clap Sound The Klaxons 81
            66 82 9 A Night In New York Elbow Bones And The Racketeers 80
            67 NE 1 It's My Life Talk Talk 79
            68 93 6 Serious Billy Griffin 76
            69 59 46 Postman Pat Ken Barrie 76
            70 103 4 Give Me The Night (Medley) Mirage featuring Roy Gayle 75
            71 76 5 Crazy Cuts Grandmixer D. St. 73
            72 58 8 That's Love, That It Is Blancmange 71
            73 66 12 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran 70
            74 60 6 Strip Adam Ant 69
            75 49 8 Bark At The Moon Ozzy Osbourne 69
            76 NE 1 Another Man (Short Version) Barbara Mason 67
            77 NE 1 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 66
            78 55 12 The Love Cats The Cure 64
            79 NE 1 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder 61
            *** 69 11 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes 58
            *** 70 8 You're In My Heart David Essex 57
            80 68 10 Undercover Of The Night The Rolling Stones 56
            81 53 11 The Sun And The Rain Madness 56
            82 85 6 The Sound Of Music Dayton 55
            83 20 23 Merry Xmas Everybody Slade 55
            84 84 5 Shake It Up (Vocal) Divine 52
            85 75 11 Only For Love Limahl 52
            86 NE 1 Independence Day The Comsat Angels 51
            87 86 41 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 51
            88 74 49 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 50
            89 NE 1 Collapsing New People Fad Gadget 49
            90 97 8 Streamhammer Sam Intaferon 49
            *** 73 9 A Solid Bond In Your Heart The Style Council 49
            91 81 7 On A Sunday Nick Heyward 46
            92 80 13 When I Leave The World Behind Rose Marie 44
            93 150 10 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 42
            94 107 48 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 41
            95 67 12 Puss 'N Boots Adam Ant 41
            96 125 9 Let The Music Play Shannon 40
            97 173 16 Song To The Siren This Mortal Coil 39
            98 96 13 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw 39
            99 RE 3 Que Te Queiro Katrina & The Waves 38
            100 NE 1 Dance Hall Days Wang Chung 36
            101 92 41 Only You Yazoo 36
            102 142 10 Terry Kirsty MacColl 35
            103 89 7 Metal Health / Cum On Feel The Noize Quiet Riot 35
            104 88 8 Rock The Midnight (Remix) David Grant 35
            105 72 6 Chick Chick Chicken Natalie Casey 35
            106 94 10 Listen To The Radio : Atmospherics Tom Robinson 34
            107 87 19 Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd 33
            108 156 5 Pick Me Up The Inspirational Choir Of The Pentecostal First Born Church Of The Living God 32
            109 83 54 Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) The Tweets 32
            110 147 16 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 30
            111 127 4 I'll Let You Slide Luther Vandross 30
            112 99 5 Walking In The Air Music played by The Sinfonia of London (Leader: Jack Rothstein), Boy Singer: Peter Auty, Conducted by Howard Blake 30
            113 79 22 The Safety Dance Men Without Hats 30
            114 130 31 True Spandau Ballet 29
            115 100 9 Sharp Dressed Man (edit.) ZZ Top 29
            116 NE 1 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) Hashim 28
            116 NE 1 (You Only Want Me For My) Bodywork Watusi Bros. 28
            118 61 10 My Melancholy Baby Chas & Dave 27
            119 162 14 Love, In Itself - 2 Depeche Mode 26
            *** 114 9 I'm Out Of Your Life (Edited Version) Arnie's Love 26
            120 NE 1 Till I Can't Take Love No More Eddy Grant 25
            *** 160 7 Sunburst And Snowblind Cocteau Twins 25
            *** *** 10 Thank You For The Music Abba 25
            121 135 12 The Singles 1981 To 1983 Bauhaus 24
            122 90 10 The Vow Toyah 24
            123 184 11 Lost Again Yello 23
            124 132 13 007 Musical Youth 23
            125 129 4 The Glasgow Rap Johnny Beattie 23
            126 NE 1 Boys Light Up Australian Crawl 22
            *** 164 5 I Got The Message (Special Edit) Men Without Hats 22
            127 134 8 Heaven Joan Armatrading 22
            128 117 11 Synchronicity II The Police 22
            129 116 5 Cum On Feel The Noize Slade 22
            130 115 6 We Are The Boys (Who Make All The Noise) Rockers 22
            131 NE 1 We All Are One Jimmy Cliff 21
            132 RE 21 Paris The Style Council 21
            133 RE 24 Rockit Herbie Hancock 21
            134 186 5 Just Can't Get Enough Lew Kirton 21
            135 170 12 Say It Isn't So Daryl Hall & John Oates 21
            136 122 7 In The Mood Robert Plant 21
            137 NE 1 Like An Image Passing By Elaine Paige 20
            138 RE 6 Can't Let You Go Rainbow 20
            139 RE 4 Canarios E.P. Incantation 20
            140 178 11 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 20
            141 176 11 New Dimension Imagination 20
            142 153 18 Superstar (Edited Version) Lydia Murdock 20
            143 137 8 What's Going On Marvin Gaye 20
            144 112 9 Kenny The Kangaroo Michael Barrymore, Arranged and Conducted by Gerry Butler 20
            145 111 22 Red, Red Wine UB40 20
            *** 71 17 Reilly The Olympic Orchestra 20
            146 NE 1 The Jester King Henry's Consort 19
            147 RE 12 Pop Goes My Love Freeez 19
            148 RE 27 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield with vocals by Maggie Reilly 19
            149 197 15 Love Reaction Divine 19
            150 126 10 The Lifeboat Party Kid Creole & The Coconuts 19
            *** 91 8 True Love Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly with Johnny Green Conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra 19
            151 RE 2 I Just Wanna Dance Robert Marlow 18
            *** RE 8 Don't You Second Image 18
            152 139 20 This Is Not A Love Song PIL 18
            153 138 5 All Stuck Up Hooray And The Henrys 18
            154 95 17 (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew The Rock Steady Crew 18
            155 RE 21 Flashdance.....What A Feeling Irene Cara 17
            156 193 12 Lick It Up Kiss 17
            157 192 4 So Different Kinky Foxx 17
            158 168 18 Confusion New Order 17
            159 163 20 Mama Genesis 17
            160 155 9 Love Is Waiting Al Jarreau 17
            161 146 12 Destination Zululand King Kurt 17
            162 144 16 Dear Prudence Siouxsie And The Banshees 17
            163 109 9 Little Red Corvette (Edit) Prince 17
            164 78 9 I Believe In Father Christmas Greg Lake 17
            165 NE 1 Love Is A Battlefield Chris Norman 16
            166 NE 1 1984 Maxine 16
            167 RE 33 Billie Jean Michael Jackson 16
            *** RE 4 Action Evelyn 'Champagne' King 16
            168 161 27 Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (Edited Version) Man Parrish 16
            169 113 15 Fedora (I'll Be Your Dawg) Caramba 16
            170 64 5 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree The Jets 16
            171 NE 1 Cuttin' Herbie The B-Boys 15
            171 RE 15 Doot-Doot Freur 15
            173 RE 8 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Asia 15
            174 RE 9 Boogie Down Al Jarreau 15
            *** RE 8 I Wanna Be With You (Part 1) Armenta 15
            175 RE 10 Fantasy Real Phil Fearon & Galaxy 15
            176 RE 5 Get Out Of My Mix Dolby's Cube 15
            177 RE 10 Micro-Kid Level 42 15
            178 172 12 Metal Dance SPK 15
            *** 124 7 The Theme From Terrahawks Richard Harvey 15
            179 RE 13 Too Little Of You To Love Mama's Boys 14
            180 NE 1 Love Tempo Quando Quango 14
            *** RE 6 Skiing In The Snow Laura Pallas & The Reputations 14
            181 RE 9 Autodrive Herbie Hancock 14
            182 RE 24 Forbidden Colours David Sylvian And Riuichi Sakamoto 14
            183 RE 16 Body Work (edit) Hot Streak 14
            *** *** 7 Superstition/Good Times Club House 14
            184 180 17 Kissing With Confidence Will Powers 14
            185 169 8 Reggae-Matic-Funk Monyaka 14
            186 145 7 Uncertain Smile The The 14
            187 141 19 Come Back And Stay (Single Remix Version) Paul Young 14
            188 121 6 Too Late For Love Def Leppard 14
            189 RE 3 The Price Of Silence Discharge 13
            190 RE 27 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran 13
            191 RE 50 Jimmy Mack Martha And The Vandellas 13
            192 RE 13 Rebel Run Toyah 13
            193 RE 42 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 13
            194 196 15 Love Will Find A Way David Grant 13
            195 191 40 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye 13
            196 167 36 When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New Jimmy Roselli 13
            197 166 11 That Was Then But This Is Now ABC 13
            198 148 9 Why Me? Irene Cara 13
            199 143 10 Brighten Up Your Night Ebony Brothers 13
            200 119 18 Unconditional Love Donna Summer 13

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            • #7
              1984 is underway but with a number 1 that has recored the lowest sales for a chart topper in a long while. In Record Mirror, issue dated 21 January 1984, Alan Jones wrote of the above chart

              ln a week when the "top 30" shares used to calculate the Financial Times's share index reached a new high, sales of the alternative top 30, measuring record sales, slumped to their lowest level in the eighties. The sudden downturn came after a particularly buoyant Christmas had left the record industry in an uusually optimistic state and is clearly a matter for some concern.

              The few records to weather the storm improved their positions enormously, not least Paul McCartney's 'Pipes Of Peace' which quite unexpectedly vaulted eight notches to become the new number one, though even as it did so it was selling less copies than any other chart topper for several years.
              Sales by position are well down across the board. It definitely is a post-New Year lull.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                1984 is underway but with a number 1 that has recored the lowest sales for a chart topper in a long while. In Record Mirror, issue dated 21 January 1984, Alan Jones wrote



                Sales by position are well down across the board. It definitely is a post-New Year lull.
                Adding these sales figures breathes a whole new life into these charts. Before you simply looked to see where your favourite records were in comparison to the others but that only told half the story. Now you can see the full picture which makes the whole viewing experience so much more meaningful and interesting.
                The Record Mirror Chart Re-Calculated, Re-Worked, Extended

                The Way It Was Meant To Be

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                • #9
                  Very few starrings-out though, which one might've expected more of if sales were slumping so significantly week-on-week once Christmas was over and done with.

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                  • #10
                    True, but the rule is 2 weeks of sales drops, and they all rose massively on 7 Jan from 24 Dec chart, meaning only one week of drops (except in a few cases).
                    http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                    Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gambo View Post
                      Very few starrings-out though, which one might've expected more of if sales were slumping so significantly week-on-week once Christmas was over and done with.
                      The previous chart (based on 2 weeks worth of sales) had seen sales of many singles rise so fewer singles are caught by the exclusion rule which requires sales to fall for two weeks in a row (and by more than 20% in the second week). If any chart is going to have multiple starred out records it's going to be the next one...

                      Edit: I've just seen kingofskiffle's post.

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                      • #12
                        Australian Crawl charting is interesting. Huge band in their homeland, of course. Originally released there in 1980 as The Boys Light Up.

                        Elaine Paige with a song from the ABBAcadabra musical.

                        No audio links but that King Henry's Consort did a whole album of "16th century pop". https://www.discogs.com/release/4689...th-Century-Pop



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                        • #13
                          Poor sales perhaps. A surprising amount of new entries that did well and survived the test of time.

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                          • #14
                            21 January 1984

                            Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                            1 1 6 Pipes Of Peace Paul McCartney 4937
                            2 6 11 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 3782
                            3 2 9 What Is Love? Howard Jones 3349
                            4 18 5 That's Livin' Alright Joe Fagin 2690
                            5 13 3 A Rockin Good Way Shaky & Bonnie 2621
                            6 19 7 Bird Of Paradise Snowy White 1895
                            7 3 7 Marguerita Time Status Quo 1575
                            8 4 18 Tell Her About It Billy Joel 1500
                            9 22 8 Running With The Night Lionel Richie 1204
                            10 8 11 Islands In The Stream Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton 1083
                            11 NE 1 Nobody Told Me John Lennon 1048
                            12 9 10 Hold Me Now Thompson Twins 1035
                            13 NE 1 Wonderland Big Country 996
                            14 5 10 Love Of The Common People (Remix) Paul Young 960
                            15 28 10 Love Is A Wonderful Colour The Icicle Works 957
                            16 36 2 Wishful Thinking China Crisis 890
                            17 32 2 King Of Pain The Police 862
                            18 12 10 Thriller Michael Jackson 855
                            19 15 7 Straight Ahead Kool & The Gang 819
                            20 NE 1 Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics 754
                            21 14 10 Rat Rapping Roland Rat Superstar 748
                            22 7 7 Victims Culture Club 716
                            23 50 2 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper 646
                            24 38 7 I Am What I Am Gloria Gaynor 640
                            25 10 9 Only You The Flying Pickets 575
                            26 23 7 Sweet Surrender Rod Stewart 522
                            27 17 10 Let's Stay Together Tina Turner 518
                            28 56 2 (Feels Like) Heaven Fiction Factory 473
                            29 40 2 Give Me More Time Whitesnake 467
                            30 11 10 My Oh My Slade 436
                            31 79 2 Break My Stride Matthew Wilder 434
                            32 20 7 Many Rivers To Cross UB40 428
                            33 16 16 Uptown Girl Billy Joel 417
                            34 NE 1 Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke The Alarm 411
                            35 55 2 Sixteen Musical Youth 375
                            36 21 8 Move Over Darling Tracey Ullman 372
                            37 39 10 Where Is My Man (Vocal) Eartha Kitt 349
                            38 30 8 I Can Help Elvis Presley, Vocal accompaniment By Voice 343
                            39 47 2 Human Touch / Souls Rick Springfield 305
                            40 53 9 Holiday (Edit.) Madonna 295
                            41 48 2 Razor's Edge (Remix) Meat Loaf 271
                            42 24 8 The Way You Are Tears For Fears 268
                            43 NE 1 Freewheel Burning Judas Priest 261
                            44 NE 1 S.O.S. ABC 246
                            45 NE 1 Hyperactive! Thomas Dolby 245
                            46 26 9 Please Don't Fall In Love Cliff Richard 245
                            47 66 10 A Night In New York Elbow Bones And The Racketeers 238
                            48 29 12 Cry Just A Little Bit Shakin' Stevens 224
                            49 67 2 It's My Life Talk Talk 223
                            50 33 15 Say Say Say Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson 205
                            51 70 5 Give Me The Night (Medley) Mirage featuring Roy Gayle 198
                            52 31 12 Calling Your Name Marilyn 196
                            53 NE 1 The Colour Field The Colour Field 182
                            54 35 19 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 182
                            55 41 9 Waterfront Simple Minds 177
                            56 25 9 2000 Miles The Pretenders 176
                            57 52 45 Blue Monday New Order 174
                            58 34 7 Read 'Em And Weep Barry Manilow 174
                            59 77 2 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 169
                            60 NE 1 This Must Be The Place (Nave Melody) Talking Heads 167
                            60 NE 1 Prisoner Of Love Spear Of Destiny 167
                            62 NE 1 Stop Look And Listen Donna Summer 165
                            63 76 2 Another Man (Short Version) Barbara Mason 163
                            64 68 7 Serious Billy Griffin 159
                            65 60 22 New Song Howard Jones 158
                            66 NE 1 Future Shock Herbie Hancock 153
                            67 37 11 That's All! Genesis 149
                            68 NE 1 Spice Of Life The Manhattan Transfer 144
                            69 61 2 Crime Of Passion Mike Oldfield 144
                            70 43 12 This Charming Man The Smiths 140
                            71 27 8 Club Fantastic Megamix - A Ray Of Sunshine / Love Machine / Come On Wham! 140
                            72 NE 1 Hold On To Love Gary Moore 124
                            73 46 24 Superman (Gioca Jouer) Black Lace 121
                            74 57 9 Rules Of The Game Bucks Fizz 112
                            75 86 2 Independence Day The Comsat Angels 107
                            *** 45 17 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 107
                            76 71 6 Crazy Cuts Grandmixer D. St. 106
                            77 82 7 The Sound Of Music Dayton 105
                            78 69 47 Postman Pat Ken Barrie 101
                            *** 42 12 Right By Your Side Eurythmics 99
                            79 NE 1 Don't Sing Prefab Sprout 96
                            80 100 2 Dance Hall Days Wang Chung 96
                            81 NE 1 Secrets Fiat Lux 89
                            *** 49 7 Time Frida / B.A. Robertson 88
                            *** 44 7 What Are We Gonna Get 'Er Indoors? Dennis Waterman And George Cole 85
                            82 NE 1 Wish You Were Here First Light 78
                            83 96 10 Let The Music Play Shannon 77
                            84 99 4 Que Te Queiro Katrina & The Waves 74
                            85 89 2 Collapsing New People Fad Gadget 74
                            86 *** 12 Owner Of A Lonely Heart Yes 74
                            87 78 13 The Love Cats The Cure 74
                            88 NE 1 Straight From The Heart Fat Larry's Band 70
                            *** 51 5 Christmas Countdown Frank Kelly 70
                            *** 59 9 Inside Love (So Personal) (edit.) George Benson 69
                            89 NE 1 Love Theme From The Thorn Birds Juan Martin 68
                            *** 65 11 Clap Clap Sound The Klaxons 63
                            *** 64 6 Duck For The Oyster Malcolm McLaren 60
                            90 *** 8 Sunburst And Snowblind Cocteau Twins 59
                            91 80 11 Undercover Of The Night The Rolling Stones 59
                            *** 58 11 Never Never The Assembly 57
                            *** 54 12 Oblivious Aztec Camera 56
                            92 NE 1 A Letter From Afar B Movie 54
                            93 93 11 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 54
                            94 84 6 Shake It Up (Vocal) Divine 53
                            95 116 2 (You Only Want Me For My) Bodywork Watusi Bros. 52
                            96 NE 1 Ebony Eyes Rick James and Friend 50
                            97 RE 5 Liar (You've Been Cheating On Me) The Three Degrees 49
                            98 97 17 Song To The Siren This Mortal Coil 49
                            99 81 12 The Sun And The Rain Madness 49
                            100 111 5 I'll Let You Slide Luther Vandross 47
                            101 NE 1 I'd Do Anything Dead Or Alive 46
                            *** 63 7 Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year) Elton John 46
                            *** 75 9 Bark At The Moon Ozzy Osbourne 45
                            102 88 50 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 44
                            *** 62 7 Come To My Party Keith Harris, Orville And Dippy 42
                            103 131 2 We All Are One Jimmy Cliff 41
                            104 105 7 Chick Chick Chicken Natalie Casey 41
                            105 NE 1 Sea Of Heartbreak Leo Sayer 40
                            106 94 49 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 40
                            *** 85 12 Only For Love Limahl 40
                            *** 72 9 That's Love, That It Is Blancmange 39
                            107 NE 1 I Still Can't Get Over Loving You Ray Parker Jr. 38
                            *** 73 13 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran 38
                            *** 87 42 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 37
                            108 116 2 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) Hashim 36
                            109 108 6 Pick Me Up The Inspirational Choir Of The Pentecostal First Born Church Of The Living God 36
                            *** 91 8 On A Sunday Nick Heyward 36
                            *** 90 9 Streamhammer Sam Intaferon 34
                            *** 74 7 Strip Adam Ant 34
                            *** *** 10 A Solid Bond In Your Heart The Style Council 33
                            110 151 3 I Just Wanna Dance Robert Marlow 31
                            111 *** 10 I'm Out Of Your Life (Edited Version) Arnie's Love 31
                            112 110 17 Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder 31
                            113 103 8 Metal Health / Cum On Feel The Noize Quiet Riot 31
                            114 158 19 Confusion New Order 30
                            115 *** 5 Action Evelyn 'Champagne' King 29
                            116 NE 1 Jenny Bank Robbers 28
                            117 145 23 Red, Red Wine UB40 28
                            118 128 12 Synchronicity II The Police 28
                            119 140 12 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 27
                            120 113 23 The Safety Dance Men Without Hats 27
                            *** 107 20 Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd 27
                            *** 92 14 When I Leave The World Behind Rose Marie 27
                            121 NE 1 Naughty Miranda Indians In Moscow 26
                            *** 104 9 Rock The Midnight (Remix) David Grant 26
                            122 NE 1 In The Night Richard Jon Smith 24
                            *** 109 55 Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) The Tweets 24
                            123 163 10 Little Red Corvette (Edit) Prince 23
                            124 142 19 Superstar (Edited Version) Lydia Murdock 23
                            125 125 5 The Glasgow Rap Johnny Beattie 23
                            *** 112 6 Walking In The Air Music played by The Sinfonia of London (Leader: Jack Rothstein), Boy Singer: Peter Auty, Conducted by Howard Blake 23
                            *** *** 9 You're In My Heart David Essex 23
                            126 137 2 Like An Image Passing By Elaine Paige 22
                            127 133 25 Rockit Herbie Hancock 22
                            128 126 2 Boys Light Up Australian Crawl 22
                            129 RE 4 On The Upside Xēna 21
                            130 166 2 1984 Maxine 21
                            131 139 5 Canarios E.P. Incantation 21
                            *** 102 11 Terry Kirsty MacColl 21
                            *** 101 42 Only You Yazoo 21
                            132 NE 1 Livin' In A Back Street Kadenza 20
                            133 RE 9 Electric Boogie Marcia Griffiths 20
                            *** 122 11 The Vow Toyah 20
                            *** 120 2 Till I Can't Take Love No More Eddy Grant 20
                            134 NE 1 The Troggs The Troggs 19
                            135 RE 21 So Many Men, So Little Time Miquel Brown 19
                            136 193 43 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Culture Club 19
                            137 188 7 Too Late For Love Def Leppard 19
                            138 148 28 Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield with vocals by Maggie Reilly 19
                            139 143 9 What's Going On Marvin Gaye 19
                            *** 121 13 The Singles 1981 To 1983 Bauhaus 19
                            *** 98 14 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw 19
                            140 NE 1 Don't Knock It (Until You Try It) Bobby Nunn 18
                            141 NE 1 Never Say Never Again Lani Hall 18
                            142 182 25 Forbidden Colours David Sylvian And Riuichi Sakamoto 18
                            143 168 28 Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (Edited Version) Man Parrish 18
                            144 157 5 So Different Kinky Foxx 18
                            *** *** 18 Reilly The Olympic Orchestra 18
                            *** 123 12 Lost Again Yello 18
                            *** 115 10 Sharp Dressed Man (edit.) ZZ Top 18
                            *** 95 13 Puss 'N Boots Adam Ant 18
                            *** 114 32 True Spandau Ballet 18
                            145 NE 1 Gonna Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse Jimmy Helms 17
                            146 RE 18 Chance Big Country 17
                            147 RE 9 My Son JJ Barrie 17
                            148 187 20 Come Back And Stay (Single Remix Version) Paul Young 17
                            149 183 17 Body Work (edit) Hot Streak 17
                            150 180 2 Love Tempo Quando Quango 17
                            151 165 2 Love Is A Battlefield Chris Norman 17
                            152 162 17 Dear Prudence Siouxsie And The Banshees 17
                            *** 106 11 Listen To The Radio : Atmospherics Tom Robinson 17
                            153 NE 1 The Music Of Torvill & Dean Michael Reed Orchestra 16
                            154 NE 1 Hey You Black Lace 16
                            155 RE 12 Over And Over (Edit) Shalamar 16
                            156 RE 8 Happiness Is Just Around The Bend Cuba Gooding 16
                            157 RE 4 Hand In Glove The Smiths 16
                            158 RE 7 SOS Kate Kestrel 16
                            159 199 11 Brighten Up Your Night Ebony Brothers 16
                            160 190 28 Is There Something I Should Know? Duran Duran 16
                            161 178 13 Metal Dance SPK 16
                            162 NE 1 You're Looking Like Love To Me Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack 15
                            163 RE 11 A Mess Of Blues Status Quo 15
                            164 NE 1 4AD Bauhaus 15
                            165 RE 7 La Bamba Antonia 15
                            166 RE 13 Flaming Sword Care 15
                            167 194 16 Love Will Find A Way David Grant 15
                            168 184 18 Kissing With Confidence Will Powers 15
                            *** *** 8 The Theme From Terrahawks Richard Harvey 15
                            *** 147 13 Pop Goes My Love Freeez 15
                            *** 134 6 Just Can't Get Enough Lew Kirton 15
                            169 NE 1 Victoriana England 14
                            170 RE 3 BMX Boys Danny And The Mongoose Team 14
                            171 RE 17 In Your Eyes George Benson 14
                            172 RE 8 Single Handed Haywoode 14
                            173 RE 21 So Here I Am UB40 14
                            *** *** 7 Skiing In The Snow Laura Pallas & The Reputations 14
                            *** 161 13 Destination Zululand King Kurt 14
                            *** 152 21 This Is Not A Love Song PIL 14
                            174 NE 1 Are You The One? One The Juggler 13
                            175 RE 19 Dolce Vita (Part I - Vocal) Ryan Paris 13
                            176 RE 16 Jingo Candido 13
                            177 RE 10 Working With Fire And Steel China Crisis 13
                            178 185 9 Reggae-Matic-Funk Monyaka 13
                            *** *** 8 Superstition/Good Times Club House 13
                            179 181 10 Autodrive Herbie Hancock 13
                            *** 160 10 Love Is Waiting Al Jarreau 13
                            *** *** 9 True Love Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly with Johnny Green Conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra 13
                            *** 135 13 Say It Isn't So Daryl Hall & John Oates 13
                            *** 129 6 Cum On Feel The Noize Slade 13
                            *** *** 6 I Got The Message (Special Edit) Men Without Hats 13
                            *** 124 14 007 Musical Youth 13
                            *** 118 11 My Melancholy Baby Chas & Dave 13
                            180 RE 16 Watching Thompson Twins 12
                            181 RE 36 Time (Clock Of The Heart) Culture Club 12
                            182 RE 17 Jeopardy Greg Kihn Band 12
                            183 NE 1 Ghost Of Love Fiction Factory 12
                            184 RE 5 There Ain't No Sanity Claus The Damned 12
                            185 RE 4 Givin' Up Bobby O 12
                            186 RE 18 Temptation New Order 12
                            187 RE 25 Gimme All Your Lovin' (edit.) ZZ Top 12
                            188 RE 31 Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) Paul Young & The Family 12
                            189 RE 15 Do It Again / Billie Jean Club House 12
                            190 RE 30 I Want To Hold Your Hand The Beatles 12
                            191 RE 21 I.O.U. Freeez 12
                            192 NE 1 I Could Be (Special Extended U.S. Mix) Sinitta 12
                            193 RE 17 They Don't Know Tracey Ullman 12
                            194 198 10 Why Me? Irene Cara 12
                            195 196 37 When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New Jimmy Roselli 12
                            *** 177 11 Micro-Kid Level 42 12
                            *** 159 21 Mama Genesis 12
                            *** 149 16 Love Reaction Divine 12
                            *** 141 12 New Dimension Imagination 12
                            *** 130 7 We Are The Boys (Who Make All The Noise) Rockers 12
                            196 RE 9 No Problem The Powell Family 11
                            197 RE 14 Disappearing Act (edit.) Shalamar 11
                            198 NE 1 Man Of Peace Bob Dylan 11
                            199 NE 1 I Want My Money Back Barb 11
                            200 RE 29 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 11

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                            • #15
                              Sales rally this week after a very poor start to the year. It's not enough though to save a large amount of singles which are starred out of the chart this week. Madonna makes her top 40 debut. For a number of years afterwards the Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles would note that Madonna's first week inside the top 40 was also Elvis Presley's last week inside the top 40. He would next have a top 40 hit in November 1995.

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                              • #16
                                Interestingly the no.200 has a lower panel sale this week than last week, suggesting the market was more skewed this week - though of course this may be due to all the starring out (58 vs 15!) rather than an actual skewing as the no.100 position is higher this week than last.

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                                • #17
                                  Ray Parker Jr. very nearly making the 100 on his own pre Ghostbusters. Pretty decent song (#12 US) but some alarming lyrics - "don't you ever try to leave, it'll be the last thing you'll ever do" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eVxUBz-_KI

                                  Can't find The Troggs EP?

                                  "Lost" Bond theme alert! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwm1H0dxAKY
                                  I'd never seen that video before now.

                                  Shouldn't Richard Hartley share credit with The Michael Reed Orchestra on the Torvill and Dean EP? It was after all his version of Bolero that made it a hit.
                                  https://www.discogs.com/release/2142...f-Torvill-Dean
                                  Although he's only billed as a producer on the label, historically he's co-credited (otherwise there'd be no artist credited for Bolero at all).

                                  Bauhaus' 4AD EP is a re-entry.

                                  Black Lace releasing an actual proper song that isn't a novelty song! And flopping natch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzzAFtG8eag
                                  Sounds like Icehouse!

                                  Can't find audio of England - Victoriana but apparently they were a prog rock band who turned "new wave".


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                                  • #18
                                    If the Troggs one is 134 the I found the label as DJM 7'': DJS 6

                                    I will look further at Bauhaus. I have this as 4AD 12'': BAD 312 which I think is new, but I will double check. Some of these are easy to mess up

                                    I’ll also look at Richard Hartley, but I do go by the cover so will investigate if I have messed up on that one…
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                                    • #19
                                      Must say Tony that was my first thought on Torvill & Dean EP - what happened to Richard Hartley?!

                                      What's Fiction Factory's 'Ghost Of Love' doing in at No 183 when its supposed predecessor and the band's best-known song is only on its second week on chart at No 28 on its way to No 6 in a few weeks' time?! Maybe it was out before and is only just charting on very low sales now in the white heat of 'Feels Like Heaven'? Haven't got time to check just now.

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                                      • #20
                                        as it did so it was selling less copies than any other chart topper for several years.
                                        What was the last No. 1 before then to sell fewer copies in a week than 'Pipes of Peace'?

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by Satchmo76 View Post

                                          What was the last No. 1 before then to sell fewer copies in a week than 'Pipes of Peace'?
                                          I don't know the answer to this for sure. However, I imagine the sales of Johnny Mathis' "When A Child Is Born" were very low the week after Christmas (chart dated 8th January 1977). There would only have been 3 shopping days that week - 29th, 30th and 31st December, and I can't imagine too many youngsters wanting to rush out and spend their gift tokens on this particular single.

                                          From that point onwards, almost all the #1 hits were really big sellers, so I'd be surprised if any sold less than 38,500 copies while they were top.

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by Gambo View Post
                                            Must say Tony that was my first thought on Torvill & Dean EP - what happened to Richard Hartley?!

                                            What's Fiction Factory's 'Ghost Of Love' doing in at No 183 when its supposed predecessor and the band's best-known song is only on its second week on chart at No 28 on its way to No 6 in a few weeks' time?! Maybe it was out before and is only just charting on very low sales now in the white heat of 'Feels Like Heaven'? Haven't got time to check just now.
                                            'Ghost Of Love' had originally been released in October 1983.

                                            I'm assuming that Richard Hartley was added to the artist credit at the request of the record label. Music Week have the title of the record as 'The Music Of Torvill & Dean (EP) (Bolero/Barnum)' suggesting that the additions were a label request.

                                            The Gallup credit for the record as listed on the chart report is 'Bolero/Barnum on ice (Torvill & Dean)' by Various Artists so even the Michael Reed Orchestra didn't get a credit!


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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by Blondini View Post

                                              Shouldn't Richard Hartley share credit with The Michael Reed Orchestra on the Torvill and Dean EP? It was after all his version of Bolero that made it a hit.
                                              https://www.discogs.com/release/2142...f-Torvill-Dean
                                              Although he's only billed as a producer on the label, historically he's co-credited (otherwise there'd be no artist credited for Bolero at all).

                                              Bauhaus' 4AD EP is a re-entry.

                                              Bauhaus - title should be 4.A.D. and yes is a RE. Sorry. I add 1983 as a single year block, same with 1984. So this does mean that I can end up de-linking an entry. I don't have lwk positions in the data presented ( Robbie Can we post a brief example of the raw data? ) Sometimes as well I make a mistake between versions.

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                                              • #24
                                                I still wish we got the information provided as pointed out in the initial post by Robbie. That being the title and artist that the chart actually used.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by Kewen View Post
                                                  I still wish we got the information provided as pointed out in the initial post by Robbie. That being the title and artist that the chart actually used.
                                                  I do understand the point - I would say though that a lot of times these are truncated etc or properly incorrect.

                                                  I know this is slightly off topic (or at least the chart I'm going to use is!). Below is how the OCC data file showcases the current number 15 entry.
                                                  CRAZY WHAT LOVE CAN DO DAVID GUETTA/HILL/HENDERSON PARLOPHONE
                                                  My viewpoint is that the artists should be printed correctly as the record label intended, rather than in truncated form as the chart books may represent (for various reasons such as space).

                                                  I do want to make it clear that I understand the point though, as you're going back to the main document making up the chart for full accuracy.
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