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  • equal sales for both "Chant" singles!

    2 Postman Pat singles on equal sales!

    Gary Holton - former Heavy Metal Kid and now star of Auf Wiedersehen Pet (and soon to leave this earth, sadly). A quite bad single there, though. Has a quite scathing review in Music Week the week before. Not really a song you can give that treatment to.

    No Care Bears (yet).

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    • Tony I KNEW I recognised that name Gary Holton and it was bugging me! 'Auf Wiedersehen' of course. Yes, an untimely demise indeed. Without looking I'm not sure why; hope it wasn't HIV-related

      You know I don't think I've heard that second 'P Pat' single! Or have I? Oh I dunno it is 38 years ago after all.

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      • Originally posted by Gambo View Post
        Tony I KNEW I recognised that name Gary Holton and it was bugging me! 'Auf Wiedersehen' of course. Yes, an untimely demise indeed. Without looking I'm not sure why; hope it wasn't HIV-related

        You know I don't think I've heard that second 'P Pat' single! Or have I? Oh I dunno it is 38 years ago after all.
        heroin overdose - shortly after he appeared on The Crowd single

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        • Originally posted by Blondini View Post

          heroin overdose - shortly after he appeared on The Crowd single
          It was almost 5 months later - The Crowd single was recorded in late May 1985 and he died in early October 1985.

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          • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
            It was almost 5 months later - The Crowd single was recorded in late May 1985 and he died in early October 1985.
            yes, i didn't mean the day after, i meant not long after.

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            • In 1982 Gary Holton (with Casino Steel) actually had a No.1 single in Norway with a fairly awful cover of the Kenny Rogers hit "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town"




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              • ^
                what an odd cover version! Looking at the list of Norwegian number 1 singles at wiki for 1982 I see it was replaced at the top by a version of the Birdie Song. Quite surreal.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VG-lis...4_to_1994#1982

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                • Fancied himself as a Rod Stewart type there! The main problem with both singles is his metal/punk style vocal doesn't match the song choices.

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                  • 22 December 1984

                    Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                    1 1 2 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 45238
                    2 2 2 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 16689
                    3 4 5 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 7049
                    4 5 6 Like A Virgin Madonna 5565
                    5 3 4 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 4828
                    6 16 5 Nellie The Elephant The Toy Dolls 4511
                    7 22 4 Another Rock And Roll Christmas Gary Glitter 2458
                    8 8 6 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 2274
                    9 17 3 Everything Must Change Paul Young 2089
                    10 13 6 Do The Conga Black Lace 2069
                    11 7 5 Teardrops Shakin' Stevens 2023
                    12 11 5 Fresh Kool & The Gang 1952
                    13 32 4 Shout Tears For Fears 1704
                    14 12 8 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head 1631
                    15 33 18 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 1621
                    16 10 11 I Won't Run Away Alvin Stardust 1544
                    17 9 8 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) Eurythmics 1510
                    18 6 10 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond 1504
                    19 19 3 Round And Round Spandau Ballet 1206
                    20 20 3 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins 1098
                    21 14 10 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 937
                    22 21 3 Thank God It's Christmas Queen 933
                    23 25 4 Invisible Alison Moyet 905
                    24 15 6 Louise Human League 876
                    25 23 6 All Join Hands Slade 850
                    26 41 3 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 823
                    27 18 11 Never Ending Story Limahl 751
                    28 26 7 Respect Yourself The Kane Gang 706
                    29 24 10 Hard Habit To Break (Edit.) Chicago 690
                    30 27 8 Let It All Blow Dazz Band 684
                    31 28 6 Treat Her Like A Lady The Temptations 651
                    32 29 8 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 624
                    33 40 4 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 614
                    34 35 18 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 585
                    35 30 6 Private Dancer Tina Turner 584
                    36 50 12 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Wizzard 514
                    37 NE 1 Soul Deep (Pt 1) The Council Collective 503
                    38 31 12 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean 494
                    39 54 3 So Near To Christmas Alvin Stardust 483
                    40 34 4 Where The Rose Is Sown Big Country 465
                    41 36 11 Freedom Wham! 444
                    42 73 2 Step Off (Part I) Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 441
                    43 38 12 No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) Paul McCartney 419
                    44 37 4 No Mercy The Stranglers 405
                    45 44 7 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 390
                    46 52 31 Agadoo Black Lace 369
                    47 67 26 Merry Xmas Everybody Slade 350
                    48 74 16 Sharp Dressed Man (edit.) ZZ Top 331
                    49 62 4 San Damiano (Heart & Soul) Sal Solo 322
                    50 47 9 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade 308
                    51 39 9 I'm So Excited Pointer Sisters 308
                    52 45 7 Half A Minute Matt Bianco 303
                    53 43 9 The Wanderer Status Quo 300
                    54 49 4 You Used To Hold Me So Tight Thelma Houston 298
                    55 58 3 Valotte Julian Lennon 292
                    56 66 8 Police Officer Smiley Culture 282
                    57 61 3 September Song Ian McCulloch 280
                    58 51 6 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 262
                    59 53 3 Tonight David Bowie 247
                    60 48 39 Gimme All Your Lovin' (edit.) ZZ Top 235
                    61 60 5 Thank You My Love Imagination 218
                    62 42 4 The Medal Song Culture Club 209
                    63 105 2 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir 205
                    64 46 8 Warning Sign Nick Heyward 205
                    65 56 3 The Touch Kim Wilde 195
                    66 80 2 My Dying Machine Gary Numan 193
                    67 78 3 Nowhere Fast Meat Loaf 193
                    68 72 9 Big Deal Bobby G 177
                    69 70 8 Send My Heart The Adventures 176
                    70 84 3 Theme From Travelling Man Duncan Browne 175
                    71 86 3 Who Do You Love (Radio Edit) The Intruders 166
                    72 57 4 Love Light In Flight Stevie Wonder 166
                    73 55 11 All Cried Out Alison Moyet 166
                    74 69 3 I Would Die 4 U Prince And The Revolution 160
                    75 NE 1 Resurrection Joe The Cult 156
                    *** 63 7 The Last Farewell Elvis Presley 150
                    76 112 7 Christmas Countdown Frank Kelly 147
                    77 85 4 Amoureuse Kiki Dee 141
                    78 89 8 See That Glow This Island Earth 136
                    79 81 4 One Christmas Catalogue / Relax Captain Sensible 136
                    *** 65 10 Love's Great Adventure Ultravox 136
                    *** 75 12 Too Late For Goodbyes Julian Lennon 132
                    *** 59 14 Together In Electric Dreams Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey 131
                    80 71 4 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers 129
                    *** 79 4 Who's That Girl The Flying Pickets 126
                    *** 68 5 The Gay Cavalieros (The Story So Far ...) Steve Wright 125
                    *** 77 7 Keep On Keepin' On! Redskins 115
                    81 92 5 Sexomatic Bar-Kays 111
                    *** *** 6 We Are Family (Edited Re-Mix) Sister Sledge 111
                    82 *** 14 Drive The Cars 110
                    *** 64 7 Somebody (Remix) / Blasphemous Rumours Depeche Mode 109
                    *** 76 16 I Feel Fine The Beatles 105
                    *** *** 11 Gotta Get You Home Tonight - Vocal Eugene Wilde 101
                    *** *** 14 Missing You John Waite 97
                    83 87 3 In The Dark Roy Ayers 95
                    84 123 12 I Believe In Father Christmas Greg Lake 91
                    85 97 15 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 90
                    86 98 3 Little Words Ken Dodd 88
                    87 93 59 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 87
                    88 95 3 Christmas Without You Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton 82
                    *** *** 8 Let The Rest Of The World Go By Rose Marie 82
                    89 *** 21 Careless Whisper George Michael 79
                    90 104 28 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 76
                    91 111 2 Anything? Direct Drive 74
                    *** *** 12 The War Song Culture Club 73
                    *** 90 4 Riddle Me UB40 73
                    92 133 2 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) John & Yoko / The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir 72
                    93 107 9 Christmas Spectre The Jingle Belles 71
                    94 156 2 I'm A Little Christmas Cracker The Bouncing Czechs featuring Charlene Ducall 69
                    *** *** 7 Solid Ashford & Simpson 69
                    95 96 4 Heartless Evelyn Thomas 67
                    96 88 59 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 67
                    97 103 2 My White Bicycle neil 65
                    98 82 12 Modern Girl Meat Loaf 65
                    *** *** 8 Aces High Iron Maiden 65
                    *** 91 5 This Night Billy Joel 64
                    *** *** 9 This Is Mine Heaven 17 61
                    99 114 5 The Winners Song Ralph McTell 60
                    *** *** 10 Penny Lover Lionel Richie 60
                    *** *** 11 Shout To The Top The Style Council 59
                    *** *** 7 Eat Your Heart Out Paul Hardcastle, Vocals by Kevin Henry 58
                    *** *** 5 Matt's Mood (A Peedar Edit) The Breekout Krew 58
                    100 126 20 Tour De France (Remix) Kraftwerk 57
                    *** *** 11 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Paul Young 57
                    *** 94 7 You Might Think The Cars 56
                    101 *** 16 Lost In Music Sister Sledge 55
                    102 *** 6 I'll Make The Living If You Make The Loving Worthwhile Gene Chandler 51
                    103 *** 15 Smooth Operator Sade 50
                    *** *** 7 I Forgot The Cool Notes 48
                    104 RE 10 I Love You, Suzanne Lou Reed 46
                    *** *** 14 Why? Bronski Beat 46
                    105 115 14 White Christmas Bing Crosby 45
                    106 129 18 I'll Fly For You Spandau Ballet 44
                    *** *** 14 Purple Rain (Short Version) Prince And The Revolution 44
                    *** *** 7 Keeping Secrets Switch 44
                    *** 100 9 Sometimes When I'm Dreaming Art Garfunkel 44
                    107 RE 2 The Cotswolds Shag Connors 43
                    *** *** 8 Berserker Gary Numan 43
                    108 99 10 Highly Strung Spandau Ballet 41
                    *** *** 13 If This Is It Huey Lewis And The News 40
                    *** 83 5 Never Let Her Slip Away Trevor Walters 40
                    109 116 2 Missing You Diana Ross 39
                    110 *** 9 Until You Come Back To Me Floy Joy 37
                    111 124 93 Blue Monday New Order 37
                    *** 101 3 When October Goes Barry Manilow 37
                    112 122 15 Human Racing Nik Kershaw 36
                    *** 102 3 In My Life Stephanie Mills 36
                    113 RE 50 Superman (Gioca Jouer) Black Lace 35
                    114 110 14 Blue Jean David Bowie 35
                    *** *** 7 Hypnotize Scritti Politti 35
                    115 *** 14 Hammer To Fall (Edited Version) Queen 34
                    *** 109 12 Skin Deep The Stranglers 34
                    *** *** 5 Still On Fire Aztec Camera 34
                    116 162 2 Catch A Falling Star Gary Holton 33
                    117 106 8 Forever Young Alphaville 33
                    118 *** 13 East Of Eden Big Country 32
                    119 128 55 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 32
                    *** *** 5 Dave The Boomtown Rats 32
                    *** *** 7 How To Be A Millionaire ABC 32
                    120 *** 21 Big In Japan Alphaville 31
                    121 148 2 I'll Do The Talking Cruella De Ville 31
                    122 142 65 Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) The Tweets 31
                    123 127 2 Woodpeckers From Space Video Kids 31
                    *** *** 4 Trouble Rod Stewart 30
                    *** *** 8 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper 30
                    124 RE 8 Hollow Horse The Icicle Works 29
                    *** *** 11 The Second Time Kim Wilde 29
                    *** *** 9 Golden Days Bucks Fizz 29
                    *** 121 7 Crucial Times / Big Love Lenny Henry Presents Delbert Wilkins / Theophilus P. Wildebeeste 29
                    125 175 2 A Spaceman Came Travelling Chris de Burgh 28
                    *** *** 11 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 28
                    126 118 3 Baby Elephant Walk James Galway 28
                    127 117 3 Creeping Death (EP) Metallica 28
                    128 160 2 Manitou Venom 27
                    *** *** 8 Shooting From The Heart Cliff Richard 27
                    *** *** 8 The Chant Has Begun (Edited Version) Level 42 27
                    129 RE 2 Still Life Louis Clark & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Annie Haslam 26
                    130 169 3 Strike The Enemy Within 26
                    131 150 26 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Ultravox 26
                    132 132 10 Walk Away The Sisters Of Mercy 26
                    *** 113 3 Strut Sheena Easton 26
                    *** *** 11 Listen To Your Father Feargal Sharkey 26
                    *** *** 8 Back In My Arms (Once Again) Hazell Dean 26
                    133 RE 12 Christmas Wrapping The Waitresses 25
                    134 179 58 Thriller Michael Jackson 25
                    135 178 31 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 25
                    136 137 2 Postman Pat Barnbrack 25
                    137 RE 19 New Years Day U2 24
                    *** *** 9 Stay The Blue Nile 24
                    138 139 15 The A Team Mike Post 24
                    139 138 72 Postman Pat Ken Barrie 24
                    *** 131 12 Tuch Me (Radio Edit) Fonda Rae 24
                    *** *** 5 Don't You Ever Leave Me Hanoi Rocks 24
                    140 119 17 Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) Malcolm McLaren 24
                    *** *** 6 Georgy Porgy Charme 24
                    141 NE 1 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 23
                    142 *** 7 Rattlesnakes Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 23
                    143 153 26 To All The Girls I've Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson 23
                    144 *** 20 Dr. Beat Miami Sound Machine 23
                    *** *** 7 We Will Make Love Foster & Allen 23
                    *** *** 20 Mr. Solitaire (Panther Remix) Animal Nightlife 23
                    145 185 6 Theme from New York, New York Frank Sinatra 22
                    *** *** 14 Love Kills Freddie Mercury 22
                    146 144 3 Tears John Waite 22
                    *** *** 5 Hot Line To Heaven Bananarama 22
                    147 NE 1 Stay In Your Own Back Yard Johnny Kennedy 21
                    *** *** 5 Chic Cheer (Edited Remix) Chic 21
                    148 130 25 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw 21
                    *** *** 9 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 21
                    149 NE 1 Just Good Friends Paul Nicholas 20
                    150 200 2 It Ain't Enough Corey Hart 20
                    *** *** 12 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 20
                    *** *** 14 If It Happens Again UB40 20
                    151 125 4 Glory Boys Rick Wakeman 20
                    *** *** 8 The Chant Has Just Begun The Alarm 20
                    152 NE 1 You Bring Out The Best In Me Matt Monro 19
                    153 161 34 Hello Lionel Richie 19
                    154 146 9 I Wanna Rock Twisted Sister 19
                    155 141 76 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 19
                    *** 135 8 Pulling Punches (Edit) David Sylvian 19
                    156 *** 14 Apollo 9 Adam Ant 18
                    *** *** 15 Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner 18
                    157 147 9 Singalong-A-Santa-Again - Medley Santa Claus And The Christmas Trees 18
                    158 140 15 A Letter To You Shakin' Stevens 18
                    159 RE 17 It's A Hard Life Queen 17
                    160 RE 13 We Don't Work For Free Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 17
                    161 RE 7 The Glamorous Life Sheila E. 17
                    162 RE 22 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters 17
                    163 168 5 The Voice The Moody Blues 17
                    *** *** 11 Weekend Girl The S.O.S. Band 17
                    *** *** 9 Phew Wow The Farmer's Boys 17
                    *** *** 9 Off And On Love Champaign 17
                    *** *** 7 Never Turn Away Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 17
                    *** *** 6 Change Your Wicked Ways Pennye Ford 17
                    *** *** 16 On The Wings Of A Nightingale The Everly Brothers 17
                    164 120 9 Rock The Box (Radio Edit) Sylvester 17
                    165 NE 1 Tell Us The Choristers 16
                    166 RE 14 Tesla Girls O.M.D. 16
                    167 RE 5 Stranger In Town Toto 16
                    168 198 12 Slippery People The Staple Singers 16
                    169 *** 17 Hot Water Level 42 16
                    170 187 2 Zoolook Jean-Michel Jarre 16
                    171 182 11 Xmas Party The Snowmen 16
                    *** *** 5 Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him /It's Alright John Lennon / Sean Ono Lennon 16
                    *** *** 4 Ti Amo Laura Branigan 16
                    *** *** 6 Twist And Shout The Who 16
                    172 RE 53 Jimmy Mack Martha And The Vandellas 15
                    173 190 26 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 15
                    174 164 10 When The Rain Begins To Fall Jermaine Jackson And Pia Zadora 15
                    *** *** 6 School Daze W.A.S.P. 15
                    *** *** 9 The Thorn (EP) Siouxsie And The Banshees 15
                    *** 136 4 Ave Maria (Om Ganesha) West India Company 15
                    175 RE 12 Torture Jacksons 14
                    176 RE 3 Baby Love Winston Reedy 14
                    177 RE 8 I Still Can't Get Over Loving You Ray Parker Jr. 14
                    178 RE 12 Cockney Translation Smiley Culture 14
                    179 NE 1 Twenty Four/Seven Jimmy Young 14
                    180 RE 31 Radio Ga Ga Queen 14
                    181 RE 17 Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy David Bowie And Bing Crosby 14
                    182 NE 1 Tell Me Girl Scary Thieves 14
                    *** *** 20 I Need You Pointer Sisters 14
                    *** *** 9 Helpless Tracey Ullman 14
                    183 191 7 Big 'N' Broad Papa Levi 14
                    184 172 4 You Make It Feel Like Christmas Neil Diamond 14
                    185 165 13 Native Land Everything But The Girl 14
                    *** *** 7 Forgive Me Girl Force M.D.'s 14
                    *** 159 16 Master And Servant Depeche Mode 14
                    *** 155 3 Girlfriend Is Better Talking Heads 14
                    186 154 7 The Price New Model Army 14
                    187 143 8 Let's Pretend Al Jarreau 14
                    *** 134 4 Summer Spies Fatal Charm 14
                    188 RE 14 All I Need Is Everything / Jump Aztec Camera 13
                    189 NE 1 The Tripods - Opening Theme / Closing Theme Ken Freeman 13
                    190 RE 12 My Melancholy Baby Chas & Dave 13
                    191 RE 11 Hokey-Cokey The Snowmen 13
                    192 RE 16 2 Minutes To Midnight Iron Maiden 13
                    193 RE 4 Megamix II. Why Is It Fresh? D.St. 13
                    194 RE 2 We're Mad / Deirdre's A Slag The Toy Dolls 13
                    195 RE 10 Last Plane (One Way Ticket) Clint Eastwood & General Saint 13
                    196 RE 19 Dancing Girls (Remixed Version) Nik Kershaw 13
                    197 RE 8 The Lost Opera Kimera & The Operaiders With The LSO 13
                    198 RE 7 Naughty Times Cutty 13
                    199 RE 8 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 13
                    200 RE 14 The Medicine Song Stephanie Mills 13

                    chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                    • Both Band Aid and Wham! record a massive sales increase with market sales for the top 5 being:

                      Band Aid: 769,046
                      Wham!: 283,713
                      Paul McCartney: 119,833
                      Madonna: 94,605
                      FGTH: 82,076

                      The above chart was, at the time, the Christmas chart even though it was announced on Radio 1 on Tuesday 18 December 1984. Ever since BMRB had started to compile the first sales based chart in 1969 no chart had been published between the Christmas and New Year period. However Gallup did compile a chart (dated 29 December 1984) at some point over the Christmas period which has retrospectively become the Christmas chart for 1984. The chart, which is available on the OCC website, will be posted on Monday.

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                      • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                        Both Band Aid and Wham! record a massive sales increase with market sales for the top 5 being:

                        Band Aid: 769,046
                        Wham!: 283,713
                        Paul McCartney: 119,833
                        Madonna: 94,605
                        FGTH: 82,076

                        The above chart was, at the time, the Christmas chart even though it was announced on Radio 1 on Tuesday 18 December 1984. Ever since BMRB had started to compile the first sales based chart in 1969 no chart had been published between the Christmas and New Year period. However Gallup did compile a chart (dated 29 December 1984) at some point over the Christmas period which has retrospectively become the Christmas chart for 1984. The chart, which is available on the OCC website, will be posted on Monday.
                        Those sales figures are through the roof, especially for Band Aid and Wham. Even Paul McCartney could have had a #1 with his figures at various points throughout the year. I am so hooked on these charts, in many ways you see them now years later in a different light with these sales figures added.
                        The Record Mirror Chart Re-Calculated, Re-Worked, Extended

                        The Way It Was Meant To Be

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                        • Still no Care Bears single (though Music Week this week carries the same ad that it's being "rush released" that it ran the other week)!

                          Lots of random re-entries. Lou Reed at Christmas? (a reissue/re-promotion that was picking up airplay)

                          Jimmy Young is not the Unchained Melody one but an urban singer. Rip-off of Madonna's Holiday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwBXC87J3E0

                          Scary Thieves - awful name but good single. Bit like Simple Minds if they'd stayed synth-driven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZVaTJBxQwc
                          They've got a pretty detailed Wiki page for a group that had limited success. A lot of interesting connections to other big name acts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_Thieves


                          Great to see the Tripods theme(s)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhAp1TMQcRE
                          Last edited by Blondini; Sat July 9, 2022, 12:46.

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                          • Apologies if this is a future chart spoiler but seeing as i can't find the song anywhere i don't think it will be.
                            Looking at this week's Music Week i see that future Johnny Hates Jazz singer Clark Datchler has an airplay hit. https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...1984-12-22.pdf
                            He was previously in a group with Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)!! Alongside Calvin from JHJ and James Stevenson (Chelsea, Gen X, Gene Loves Jezebel, Kim Wilde). It seems he was their second singer who took over in 82 from Steve Allen. Sadly, only the Allen vocal single is available to hear. https://www.discogs.com/artist/1503007-Hot-Club


                            I just found out that Electric Dreams (and Twin Peaks) star Lenny Von Dohlen has died.
                            Last edited by Blondini; Sat July 9, 2022, 12:44.

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                            • Originally posted by Blondini View Post
                              Apologies if this is a future chart spoiler but seeing as i can't find the song anywhere i don't think it will be.
                              Looking at this week's Music Week i see that future Johnny Hates Jazz singer Clark Datchler has an airplay hit. https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...1984-12-22.pdf
                              He was previously in a group with Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)!! Alongside Calvin from JHJ and James Stevenson (Chelsea, Gen X, Gene Loves Jezebel, Kim Wilde). It seems he was their second singer who took over in 82 from Steve Allen. Sadly, only the Allen vocal single is available to hear. https://www.discogs.com/artist/1503007-Hot-Club


                              I just found out that Electric Dreams (and Twin Peaks) star Lenny Von Dohlen has died.
                              There's nothing in 1984 or 1985 for Clark Datchler. Nor for the Care Bears either!

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                              • Originally posted by Blondini View Post
                                Can't wait to find out if the Care Bears single charts! (page 21) https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...1984-12-08.pdf

                                Actually credited to Randy Edelman, confusingly. https://www.discogs.com/release/4748...man-Care-A-Lot
                                So i can't find this song but another song of a similar name was written and performed in the 1985 Care Bears Movie by none other than Carole King!
                                Weirdly it wasn't a single. It's only on the soundtrack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRPFiUYBwbs
                                https://www.discogs.com/release/3443...undtrack-Album

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                                • Originally posted by Blondini View Post

                                  So i can't find this song but another song of a similar name was written and performed in the 1985 Care Bears Movie by none other than Carole King!
                                  Weirdly it wasn't a single. It's only on the soundtrack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRPFiUYBwbs
                                  https://www.discogs.com/release/3443...undtrack-Album
                                  I didn't look it up under Randy Edelman (I just typed in Care Bears...). Having done so now, yup, the single charts in January 1985 and almost makes the top 100!

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                                  • In that Music Week article (on how the charts are compiled) linked by Blondini a few days ago, this statement caught my eye: "Over 50% of all album sales are outside the Top 200". I looked at some of the p/sales from these singles charts and I worked out that you would need another 4000-5000 singles, each with sales equal to No.200, in order for over 50% of total singles sales to be outside the 200. So I would guess it means that the panel sales for the Top200 albums must form a far less steep curve (ie, there's less of a sales difference between each chart position) than the singles. Just a guess - I wonder if anyone has an example of album panel sales from around this era?

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                                    • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                      I didn't look it up under Randy Edelman (I just typed in Care Bears...). Having done so now, yup, the single charts in January 1985 and almost makes the top 100!
                                      and so it should! (i think!)

                                      surprise ruined

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                                      • I have an album sales chart Top 200 from 15 Jan 1983. Sales of 200 were 32 copies. Same week for singles 200 sold 21 copies. Not sure that helps much.
                                        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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                                        • Originally posted by UnfazedPenguin View Post
                                          In that Music Week article (on how the charts are compiled) linked by Blondini a few days ago, this statement caught my eye: "Over 50% of all album sales are outside the Top 200". I looked at some of the p/sales from these singles charts and I worked out that you would need another 4000-5000 singles, each with sales equal to No.200, in order for over 50% of total singles sales to be outside the 200. So I would guess it means that the panel sales for the Top200 albums must form a far less steep curve (ie, there's less of a sales difference between each chart position) than the singles. Just a guess - I wonder if anyone has an example of album panel sales from around this era?
                                          The figure for album sales presumably was allowing for sales to record clubs and sales through direct mail, which were not included in the chart exercise.

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                                          • Originally posted by UnfazedPenguin View Post
                                            In that Music Week article (on how the charts are compiled) linked by Blondini a few days ago, this statement caught my eye: "Over 50% of all album sales are outside the Top 200". I looked at some of the p/sales from these singles charts and I worked out that you would need another 4000-5000 singles, each with sales equal to No.200, in order for over 50% of total singles sales to be outside the 200. So I would guess it means that the panel sales for the Top200 albums must form a far less steep curve (ie, there's less of a sales difference between each chart position) than the singles. Just a guess - I wonder if anyone has an example of album panel sales from around this era?
                                            I seem to remember that when 'Chartwatch' came up with their algorithm for the average sales for each position, they do show a shallower curve for the albums than the singles so that maybe true.

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                                            • Originally posted by Blondini View Post

                                              heroin overdose - shortly after he appeared on The Crowd single
                                              correction: mixed morphine and alcohol - he had quit heroin while filming the series. I just looked at the Discogs description but Wiki gives more detail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Holton

                                              [it also says in 1985 he was in a group with Glen Matlock and James Stevenson - the guys from Hot Club with Clark Datchler!]

                                              As you were
                                              Last edited by Blondini; Sun July 10, 2022, 02:29.

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                                              • 29 December 1984

                                                Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Panel Market
                                                1 1 3 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 37342 634,814
                                                2 2 3 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 17537 298,129
                                                3 3 6 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 9882 167,994
                                                4 6 6 Nellie The Elephant The Toy Dolls 9143 155,431
                                                5 4 7 Like A Virgin Madonna 7228 122,876
                                                6 5 5 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 4254 72,318
                                                7 15 19 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 3775 64,175
                                                8 7 5 Another Rock And Roll Christmas Gary Glitter 3302 56,134
                                                9 9 4 Everything Must Change Paul Young 3177 54,009
                                                10 13 5 Shout Tears For Fears 3159 53,703
                                                11 26 4 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 2385 40,545
                                                12 8 7 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 2098 35,666
                                                13 12 6 Fresh Kool & The Gang 1940 32,980
                                                14 10 7 Do The Conga Black Lace 1851 31,467
                                                15 14 9 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head 1816 30,872
                                                16 11 6 Teardrops Shakin' Stevens 1717 29,189
                                                17 17 9 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) Eurythmics 1474 25,058
                                                18 16 12 I Won't Run Away Alvin Stardust 1289 21,913
                                                19 20 4 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins 1205 20,485
                                                20 18 11 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond 1159 19,703
                                                21 34 19 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 1146 19,482
                                                22 19 4 Round And Round Spandau Ballet 1129 19,193
                                                23 36 13 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Wizzard 1068 18,156
                                                24 37 2 Soul Deep (Pt 1) The Council Collective 1044 17,748
                                                25 21 11 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 981 16,677
                                                26 23 5 Invisible Alison Moyet 882 14,994
                                                27 25 7 All Join Hands Slade 824 14,008
                                                28 24 7 Louise Human League 808 13,736
                                                29 39 4 So Near To Christmas Alvin Stardust 795 13,515
                                                30 33 5 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 745 12,665
                                                31 32 9 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 745 12,665
                                                32 22 4 Thank God It's Christmas Queen 645 10,965
                                                33 27 12 Never Ending Story Limahl 600 10,200
                                                34 29 11 Hard Habit To Break (Edit.) Chicago 567 9,639
                                                35 42 3 Step Off (Part I) Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 560 9,520
                                                36 30 9 Let It All Blow Dazz Band 538 9,146
                                                37 35 7 Private Dancer Tina Turner 531 9,027
                                                38 28 8 Respect Yourself The Kane Gang 528 8,976
                                                39 41 12 Freedom Wham! 527 8,959
                                                40 56 9 Police Officer Smiley Culture 490 8,330
                                                41 31 7 Treat Her Like A Lady The Temptations 456 7,752
                                                42 46 32 Agadoo Black Lace 443 7,531
                                                43 38 13 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean 437 7,429
                                                44 63 3 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir 422 7,174
                                                45 48 17 Sharp Dressed Man (edit.) ZZ Top 391 6,647
                                                46 45 8 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 386 6,562
                                                47 49 5 San Damiano (Heart & Soul) Sal Solo 384 6,528
                                                48 47 27 Merry Xmas Everybody Slade 361 6,137
                                                49 43 13 No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) Paul McCartney 349 5,933
                                                50 40 5 Where The Rose Is Sown Big Country 333 5,661
                                                51 57 4 September Song Ian McCulloch 325 5,525
                                                52 50 10 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade 322 5,474
                                                53 NE 1 I Hear Talk Bucks Fizz 320 5,440
                                                54 76 8 Christmas Countdown Frank Kelly 311 5,287
                                                55 44 5 No Mercy The Stranglers 272 4,624
                                                56 60 40 Gimme All Your Lovin' (edit.) ZZ Top 269 4,573
                                                57 54 5 You Used To Hold Me So Tight Thelma Houston 262 4,454
                                                58 55 4 Valotte Julian Lennon 260 4,420
                                                59 53 10 The Wanderer Status Quo 260 4,420
                                                60 51 10 I'm So Excited Pointer Sisters 253 4,301
                                                61 141 2 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 241 4,097
                                                62 52 8 Half A Minute Matt Bianco 232 3,944
                                                63 61 6 Thank You My Love Imagination 214 3,638
                                                64 59 4 Tonight David Bowie 207 3,519
                                                65 58 7 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 204 3,468
                                                66 68 10 Big Deal Bobby G 202 3,434
                                                67 67 4 Nowhere Fast Meat Loaf 174 2,958
                                                68 70 4 Theme From Travelling Man Duncan Browne 167 2,839
                                                69 71 4 Who Do You Love (Radio Edit) The Intruders 156 2,652
                                                70 74 4 I Would Die 4 U Prince And The Revolution 155 2,635
                                                71 NE 1 Don't Drive Drunk Stevie Wonder 153 2,601
                                                72 94 3 I'm A Little Christmas Cracker The Bouncing Czechs featuring Charlene Ducall 151 2,567
                                                73 NE 1 Friends Amii Stewart 150 2,550
                                                74 75 2 Resurrection Joe The Cult 148 2,516
                                                75 72 5 Love Light In Flight Stevie Wonder 145 2,465
                                                76 *** 15 Together In Electric Dreams Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey 140 2,380
                                                77 *** 13 Too Late For Goodbyes Julian Lennon 140 2,380
                                                *** 65 4 The Touch Kim Wilde 139 2,363
                                                78 *** 8 Solid Ashford & Simpson 138 2,346
                                                79 NE 1 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 137 2,329
                                                *** 64 9 Warning Sign Nick Heyward 136 2,312
                                                *** *** 11 Love's Great Adventure Ultravox 133 2,261
                                                *** 73 12 All Cried Out Alison Moyet 130 2,210
                                                *** 69 9 Send My Heart The Adventures 129 2,193
                                                *** 62 5 The Medal Song Culture Club 125 2,125
                                                80 91 3 Anything? Direct Drive 120 2,040
                                                *** *** 8 The Last Farewell Elvis Presley 120 2,040
                                                81 86 4 Little Words Ken Dodd 119 2,023
                                                82 85 16 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 114 1,938
                                                83 96 60 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 113 1,921
                                                84 66 3 My Dying Machine Gary Numan 113 1,921
                                                85 77 5 Amoureuse Kiki Dee 108 1,836
                                                *** *** 8 Keep On Keepin' On! Redskins 103 1,751
                                                *** 80 5 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers 100 1,700
                                                86 81 6 Sexomatic Bar-Kays 98 1,666
                                                *** *** 8 Somebody (Remix) / Blasphemous Rumours Depeche Mode 97 1,649
                                                87 104 11 I Love You, Suzanne Lou Reed 92 1,564
                                                88 78 9 See That Glow This Island Earth 92 1,564
                                                *** *** 7 We Are Family (Edited Re-Mix) Sister Sledge 91 1,547
                                                89 87 60 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 89 1,513
                                                90 *** 12 Shout To The Top The Style Council 87 1,479
                                                *** 79 5 One Christmas Catalogue / Relax Captain Sensible 86 1,462
                                                91 92 3 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) John & Yoko / The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir 83 1,411
                                                92 89 22 Careless Whisper George Michael 82 1,394
                                                *** *** 5 Who's That Girl The Flying Pickets 77 1,309
                                                93 *** 5 Riddle Me UB40 75 1,275
                                                94 88 4 Christmas Without You Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton 75 1,275
                                                95 90 29 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 74 1,258
                                                *** *** 6 The Gay Cavalieros (The Story So Far ...) Steve Wright 74 1,258
                                                *** *** 12 Gotta Get You Home Tonight - Vocal Eugene Wilde 73 1,241
                                                96 101 17 Lost In Music Sister Sledge 72 1,224
                                                97 93 10 Christmas Spectre The Jingle Belles 70 1,190
                                                98 *** 15 Why? Bronski Beat 69 1,173
                                                99 82 15 Drive The Cars 68 1,156
                                                100 *** 8 You Might Think The Cars 67 1,139
                                                *** 83 4 In The Dark Roy Ayers 66 1,122
                                                *** *** 9 Aces High Iron Maiden 64 1,088
                                                *** *** 13 The War Song Culture Club 63 1,071
                                                101 84 13 I Believe In Father Christmas Greg Lake 63 1,071
                                                *** *** 15 Missing You John Waite 62 1,054
                                                102 105 15 White Christmas Bing Crosby 60 1,020
                                                *** *** 10 This Is Mine Heaven 17 59 1,003
                                                *** *** 6 This Night Billy Joel 57 969
                                                *** *** 11 Penny Lover Lionel Richie 56 952
                                                *** *** 12 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Paul Young 55 935
                                                *** *** 6 Matt's Mood (A Peedar Edit) The Breekout Krew 54 918
                                                103 117 9 Forever Young Alphaville 53 901
                                                104 NE 1 The Box Of Delights Theme The Pro Arte Orchestra, Conducted by Barry Rose 52 884
                                                105 111 94 Blue Monday New Order 52 884
                                                106 100 21 Tour De France (Remix) Kraftwerk 52 884
                                                107 97 3 My White Bicycle neil 51 867
                                                108 *** 15 Purple Rain (Short Version) Prince And The Revolution 50 850
                                                109 123 3 Woodpeckers From Space Video Kids 49 833
                                                110 *** 4 When October Goes Barry Manilow 49 833
                                                111 121 3 I'll Do The Talking Cruella De Ville 48 816
                                                112 103 16 Smooth Operator Sade 47 799
                                                *** *** 9 Let The Rest Of The World Go By Rose Marie 47 799
                                                113 *** 10 Sometimes When I'm Dreaming Art Garfunkel 46 782
                                                114 *** 8 Hypnotize Scritti Politti 45 765
                                                *** 98 13 Modern Girl Meat Loaf 45 765
                                                115 99 6 The Winners Song Ralph McTell 44 748
                                                *** *** 8 Keeping Secrets Switch 41 697
                                                116 102 7 I'll Make The Living If You Make The Loving Worthwhile Gene Chandler 40 680
                                                *** *** 8 Eat Your Heart Out Paul Hardcastle, Vocals by Kevin Henry 40 680
                                                *** 95 5 Heartless Evelyn Thomas 40 680
                                                117 137 20 New Years Day U2 39 663
                                                118 *** 15 Love Kills Freddie Mercury 38 646
                                                119 *** 6 Dave The Boomtown Rats 38 646
                                                120 108 11 Highly Strung Spandau Ballet 37 629
                                                121 139 73 Postman Pat Ken Barrie 36 612
                                                *** *** 17 I Feel Fine The Beatles 35 595
                                                122 RE 31 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham! 34 578
                                                123 114 15 Blue Jean David Bowie 34 578
                                                124 113 51 Superman (Gioca Jouer) Black Lace 33 561
                                                125 132 11 Walk Away The Sisters Of Mercy 32 544
                                                126 *** 9 The Chant Has Begun (Edited Version) Level 42 32 544
                                                127 112 16 Human Racing Nik Kershaw 32 544
                                                *** *** 14 If This Is It Huey Lewis And The News 32 544
                                                128 *** 12 The Second Time Kim Wilde 31 527
                                                129 106 19 I'll Fly For You Spandau Ballet 31 527
                                                130 136 3 Postman Pat Barnbrack 30 510
                                                131 *** 12 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 30 510
                                                *** *** 9 Berserker Gary Numan 30 510
                                                *** *** 8 I Forgot The Cool Notes 30 510
                                                *** *** 5 Trouble Rod Stewart 29 493
                                                132 *** 5 Ti Amo Laura Branigan 28 476
                                                133 *** 12 Listen To Your Father Feargal Sharkey 28 476
                                                134 131 27 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes Ultravox 28 476
                                                *** *** 13 Skin Deep The Stranglers 28 476
                                                *** *** 8 Crucial Times / Big Love Lenny Henry Presents Delbert Wilkins / Theophilus P. Wildebeeste 28 476
                                                135 110 10 Until You Come Back To Me Floy Joy 28 476
                                                136 178 13 Cockney Translation Smiley Culture 27 459
                                                137 140 18 Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) Malcolm McLaren 27 459
                                                *** *** 8 How To Be A Millionaire ABC 27 459
                                                138 118 14 East Of Eden Big Country 27 459
                                                *** *** 4 In My Life Stephanie Mills 27 459
                                                139 RE 12 Stop The Cavalry Jona Lewie 26 442
                                                140 *** 6 Hot Line To Heaven Bananarama 26 442
                                                141 199 9 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 25 425
                                                142 164 10 Rock The Box (Radio Edit) Sylvester 25 425
                                                143 130 4 Strike The Enemy Within 25 425
                                                144 122 66 Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) The Tweets 25 425
                                                145 NE 1 Run To You (Specially Remixed Version) Bryan Adams 24 408
                                                146 RE 28 The Music Of Torvill & Dean (EP) Richard Hartley/Michael Reed Orchestra 24 408
                                                147 158 16 A Letter To You Shakin' Stevens 24 408
                                                148 144 21 Dr. Beat Miami Sound Machine 24 408
                                                *** *** 6 Don't You Ever Leave Me Hanoi Rocks 24 408
                                                149 125 3 A Spaceman Came Travelling Chris de Burgh 24 408
                                                150 120 22 Big In Japan Alphaville 24 408
                                                151 RE 24 Self Control Laura Branigan 23 391
                                                152 157 10 Singalong-A-Santa-Again - Medley Santa Claus And The Christmas Trees 23 391
                                                153 153 35 Hello Lionel Richie 23 391
                                                154 142 8 Rattlesnakes Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 23 391
                                                155 134 59 Thriller Michael Jackson 23 391
                                                *** *** 9 Shooting From The Heart Cliff Richard 23 391
                                                *** 126 4 Baby Elephant Walk James Galway 23 391
                                                156 173 27 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 22 374
                                                157 167 6 Stranger In Town Toto 22 374
                                                158 150 3 It Ain't Enough Corey Hart 22 374
                                                159 *** 10 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 22 374
                                                160 128 3 Manitou Venom 22 374
                                                *** *** 10 Golden Days Bucks Fizz 22 374
                                                161 119 56 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 22 374
                                                162 107 3 The Cotswolds Shag Connors 22 374
                                                163 RE 7 Knock On Wood David Bowie 21 357
                                                164 RE 16 Mother's Talk Tears For Fears 21 357
                                                165 RE 2 Happy Birthday To You The Festival Singers 21 357
                                                166 RE 5 A Bunch Of Violets Blue Brendan Shine 21 357
                                                167 RE 17 Magic Touch Rose Royce 21 357
                                                168 RE 4 Etude (Theme From "The Killing Fields") Mike Oldfield 21 357
                                                169 182 2 Tell Me Girl Scary Thieves 21 357
                                                170 *** 9 The Chant Has Just Begun The Alarm 21 357
                                                *** *** 6 Still On Fire Aztec Camera 21 357
                                                *** 109 3 Missing You Diana Ross 21 357
                                                171 RE 30 The Singles 1981 To 1983 (EP) Bauhaus 20 340
                                                172 *** 10 The Thorn (EP) Siouxsie And The Banshees 20 340
                                                173 155 77 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 20 340
                                                *** *** 7 Georgy Porgy Charme 20 340
                                                *** 138 16 The A Team Mike Post 20 340
                                                174 133 13 Christmas Wrapping The Waitresses 20 340
                                                *** *** 9 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper 20 340
                                                175 115 15 Hammer To Fall (Edited Version) Queen 20 340
                                                176 RE 3 It's All In The Game Tommy Cannon And Bobby Ball 19 323
                                                177 NE 1 Plague Of Hearts Touch 19 323
                                                178 RE 5 Body Jacksons 19 323
                                                179 RE 31 I Want To Break Free Queen 19 323
                                                180 189 2 The Tripods - Opening Theme / Closing Theme Ken Freeman 19 323
                                                181 *** 5 Summer Spies Fatal Charm 19 323
                                                182 174 11 When The Rain Begins To Fall Jermaine Jackson And Pia Zadora 19 323
                                                183 *** 10 Off And On Love Champaign 19 323
                                                *** *** 13 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 19 323
                                                184 RE 15 Encore Cheryl Lynn 18 306
                                                185 RE 23 Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us Ollie & Jerry 18 306
                                                186 RE 5 Harry Was A Champion / Ain't No Pleasing You Chas & Dave 18 306
                                                187 RE 9 Heartbeat (The Mendlesohn Mix) The Psychedelic Furs 18 306
                                                188 RE 49 Ben Michael Jackson 18 306
                                                189 RE 8 When Love Breaks Down Prefab Sprout 18 306
                                                190 184 5 You Make It Feel Like Christmas Neil Diamond 18 306
                                                191 *** 7 Twist And Shout The Who 18 306
                                                192 160 14 We Don't Work For Free Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 18 306
                                                193 147 2 Stay In Your Own Back Yard Johnny Kennedy 18 306
                                                *** *** 21 Mr. Solitaire (Panther Remix) Animal Nightlife 18 306
                                                194 135 32 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 18 306
                                                195 116 3 Catch A Falling Star Gary Holton 18 306
                                                196 RE 44 Song To The Siren This Mortal Coil 17 289
                                                197 NE 1 Superduck Keith Harris And Orville 17 289
                                                198 RE 31 Hide And Seek Howard Jones 17 289
                                                199 RE 8 The Judgement Is The Mirror Dali's Car 17 289
                                                200 RE 24 Three Times A Lady Commodores 17 289

                                                chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

                                                Comment


                                                • I've posted an additional column, as a trial. The right hand side of the table now includes both chart panel sales and estimated market sales, the latter being based on a multiplier of 17.

                                                  This chart was never broadcast on Radio 1 or used on Top Of The Pops. Indeed, I wasn't aware a chart had been compiled for this week until I bought Record Mirror after the New Year, 1985. The 5 January 1985 issue of RM included this chart.

                                                  Sales of the top 5 all exceed 100,000 market sales while the top 10 all cleared 50,000. The rest of the chart, especially below number 20, doesn't have quite the same sales boost.

                                                  Comment


                                                  • There's one more 1984 chart to be posted (dated 5 January 1985 but based on sales to 29 December 1984). That will be posted tomorrow. The top 1,000 best selling singles of 1984 will be posted on Wednesday. In addition I will be making the top 1,000 list available to download as both an Excel and Word document as well as the top 500 singles for 1983 in the same formats.

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