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  • #26
    An Eloise cover before The Damned! (guy from McAuley Schenker Group)



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    • #27
      Just spotted 'Sexual Healing' by Marvin Gaye's racked up 81 weeks! There aren't many singles that have so far exceeded that total. And that's at least 11 weeks less than its full total given in first charted in Oct '82 pre-Gallup! Never realised this track was so enduring on trickle-sales over three years after it arrived. I suppose Gaye's unfortunate and untimely death in '84 might've boosted his product.

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      • #28
        Duplicate deleted - apols

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        • #29
          Original (and superior?) version of Alison Moyet's '87 hit in at 106.

          Won't go much higher but made the Australian Top 30.


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          • #30
            Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
            Original (and superior?) version of Alison Moyet's '87 hit in at 106.

            Won't go much higher but made the Australian Top 30.


            It is great though i like both.

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            • #31
              Originally posted by miro1234 View Post
              New at 182-''5 minutes''.What is this?Remix?Re-release?Different track? Same act charting with ''5 minutes on'' in the summer of '85.
              I've just checked and the actual title on the record is '5 Minutes On...'. 'Five Minutes' charted in summer 1985 and this 1986 release has a slightly different catalogue number. The 1986 entry is simply listed as '5 Minutes' by Gallup. I've not heard of either the 1985 or 1986 releases so don't know if the 1986 release is a re-release, a remix or a re-recording or indeed a different track.

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              • #32
                Originally posted by Blondini View Post
                An Eloise cover before The Damned! (guy from McAuley Schenker Group)


                These cover versions didnt quite recreate the magic of Barry Ryan's memorable 1968 original with its brilliant vocals and orchestration. Way ahead of its time. If you haven't heard it you are in for a treat.
                The Record Mirror Singles Chart 1954 - 1961 Revised Re-Calculated And Extended

                The Biggest Chart Of The Fifties

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                • #33
                  Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
                  Original (and superior?) version of Alison Moyet's '87 hit in at 106.

                  Won't go much higher but made the Australian Top 30.


                  Alison later admitted regret at recording the song. “I know how cynical I was being when I recorded it. I recorded it ’cause I knew it was a hit rather than the fact that I loved it, and that will teach me, you know? You have a massive hit with something you’re not particularly fond of, and it’s not a good feeling.”

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                  • #34
                    1 February 1986

                    Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                    1 1 6 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha 4450
                    2 8 8 Only Love Nana Mouskouri 3235
                    3 2 4 Walk Of Life Dire Straits 2935
                    4 15 17 Borderline Madonna 2447
                    5 4 11 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 1697
                    6 28 2 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 1542
                    7 3 13 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 1369
                    8 10 4 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 1358
                    9 6 6 Saturday Love Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal 1348
                    10 13 4 System Addict Five Star 1329
                    11 5 5 You Little Thief Feargal Sharkey 1312
                    12 21 4 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley 1264
                    13 9 7 Alice, I Want You Just For Me! Full Force 1117
                    14 12 4 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) Eurythmics 1063
                    15 20 3 La Vie En Rose / Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones 1046
                    16 7 10 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 1023
                    17 NE 1 Sanctify Yourself Simple Minds 847
                    18 11 11 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin 821
                    19 31 2 Living In America James Brown 817
                    20 29 2 In A Lifetime Clannad 763
                    21 14 9 Russians Sting 734
                    22 23 3 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk 714
                    23 36 2 How Will I Know Whitney Houston 614
                    24 16 10 Girlie Girlie Sophia George 571
                    25 34 3 Imagination Belouis Some 566
                    26 17 9 Leaving Me Now (Re-Mix) Level 42 560
                    27 22 3 Spirit Of '76 The Alarm 539
                    28 19 12 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 488
                    29 NE 1 Shot In The Dark Ozzy Osbourne 455
                    30 37 4 If I Ruled The World Kurtis Blow 436
                    31 18 9 Ring Of Ice Jennifer Rush 401
                    32 NE 1 My Magic Man Rochelle 396
                    33 24 3 Shake Your Foundations AC/DC 376
                    34 59 3 The Captain Of Her Heart Double 375
                    35 55 2 If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Ruby Turner featuring Jonathan Butler 328
                    36 26 11 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 319
                    37 NE 1 Rise Public Image Ltd 281
                    38 38 3 Cut Me Down (Remix) Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 281
                    39 NE 1 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Costello Show featuring Confederates 269
                    40 61 2 The Promise Arcadia 268
                    41 53 4 Funky Sensation Ladies Choice 268
                    42 54 15 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 263
                    43 56 5 One Dance Won't Do Audrey Hall 252
                    44 69 3 Chain Reaction Diana Ross 250
                    45 30 15 Walking In The Air Aled Jones 250
                    46 70 3 Hold Me Teddy Pendergrass With Whitney Houston 246
                    47 32 9 Dress You Up Madonna 239
                    48 46 8 Girls Are More Fun Ray Parker Jr. 234
                    49 33 11 I'm Your Man Wham! 233
                    50 25 9 Wrap Her Up Elton John 227
                    51 NE 1 The Sweetest Girl Madness 214
                    52 41 7 New York Eyes Nicole With Timmy Thomas 214
                    53 NE 1 Don't Waste My Time Paul Hardcastle, lead vocals - Carol Kenyon 206
                    54 62 2 I Can't Wait Stevie Nicks 197
                    55 35 15 We Built This City Starship 189
                    56 91 2 Starting Together Su Pollard 181
                    57 73 3 It Doesn't Really Matter Zapp 176
                    58 NE 1 Baby Love Regina 172
                    59 NE 1 Sidewalk Talk Jellybean 171
                    60 40 13 After The Love Has Gone Princess 171
                    61 27 5 Torture King 167
                    62 48 33 The Power Of Love (Remix) Jennifer Rush 165
                    63 39 11 Don't You Just Know It Amazulu 162
                    64 63 8 My Guy, My Girl Amii Stewart & Deon Estus 161
                    65 47 3 Leader Of The Pack Twisted Sister 159
                    66 49 5 You're My Last Chance 52nd Street 158
                    67 67 2 Baby Talk Alisha 154
                    68 44 19 Take On Me a-ha 151
                    69 51 4 Ocean Blue ABC 145
                    70 RE 11 Burning Heart Survivor 135
                    71 57 8 One Nation Masquerade 135
                    72 78 3 Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp 128
                    73 65 3 Small Blue Thing Suzanne Vega 128
                    74 58 4 Naughty Naughty John Parr 124
                    75 43 10 Spies Like Us Paul McCartney 122
                    76 NE 1 A Love Bizarre Sheila E. 121
                    *** 52 17 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey 121
                    77 79 3 Years Later Cactus World News 120
                    78 89 42 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 117
                    79 76 4 Living In The Past Drum Theatre 117
                    *** 45 15 See The Day Dee C. Lee 110
                    80 NE 1 Sara Starship 109
                    *** 50 11 Don't Look Down - The Sequel Go West 107
                    81 NE 1 Cold Shoulder Evelyn Thomas 93
                    *** 60 6 Days Like These Billy Bragg 90
                    *** 42 9 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 89
                    82 86 7 Rescue Me Zerra One 85
                    *** 66 9 She's Strange Cameo 81
                    83 132 2 Unchained Melody Leo Sayer 79
                    *** 64 12 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 75
                    84 141 2 On The Trail The Prime Movers 69
                    *** *** 13 The Show Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew 69
                    *** 81 9 Edge Of Darkness Eric Clapton With Michael Kamen 68
                    85 *** 12 Mated David Grant And Jaki Graham 66
                    86 93 3 The Oak Tree Morris Day 64
                    *** 71 9 Glenn Miller Medley John Anderson Big Band 64
                    *** *** 8 Mr. D.J. The Concept 61
                    *** 80 5 The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye) Marc Almond 61
                    *** *** 15 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits 59
                    *** 75 17 Road To Nowhere Talking Heads 57
                    87 94 4 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy 56
                    *** *** 8 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden 56
                    88 NE 1 In The Middle Of The Night Taka Boom 55
                    *** 68 8 Last Christmas Wham! 54
                    *** *** 15 Don't Break My Heart UB40 54
                    89 *** 11 Sun City Artists United Against Apartheid 52
                    *** *** 41 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 50
                    90 106 2 Weak In The Presence Of Beauty Floy Joy 49
                    91 95 3 Rapper's Delight / We Got The Funk Sugarhill Gang / Positive Force 49
                    *** 82 9 Because Julian Lennon 49
                    *** 74 4 Guilty Yarbrough & Peoples 47
                    92 *** 12 One Vision Queen 46
                    93 88 3 Get Loose Aleem 45
                    94 99 17 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds 41
                    95 98 2 I Can't Live Without My Radio LL Cool J 41
                    *** *** 27 Trapped Colonel Abrams 41
                    96 *** 23 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News 40
                    97 *** 12 Warrior Groove D.S.M. 40
                    98 *** 17 Slave To The Rhythm Grace Jones 40
                    99 83 2 Things Could Be Beautiful The Colour Field 40
                    100 77 12 For You Snowy White 40
                    *** 72 4 Is It A Crime Sade 40
                    *** 90 9 Whenever You Need Somebody O'Chi Brown 39
                    101 103 15 Stairway To Heaven Far Corporation 38
                    *** *** 9 Pictures In The Dark Mike Oldfield featuring Aled Jones, Anita & Barry Palmer 37
                    *** 84 9 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir with The Royal Choral Society 36
                    102 NE 1 Don't Tell Me Lies Breathe 35
                    102 NE 1 In The Heat Of The Night Sandra 35
                    104 113 2 Kool Noh Aswad 35
                    105 105 3 Just Having Fun Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew 35
                    *** *** 30 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 35
                    106 NE 1 Take Me Now Vicious Pink 34
                    107 *** 74 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 34
                    108 111 6 Castles In Spain The Armoury Show 34
                    109 *** 10 Hokey Cokey Black Lace 34
                    110 85 20 When Love Breaks Down Prefab Sprout 34
                    *** *** 20 Something About You Level 42 34
                    111 117 13 I'll Be Your Friend Precious Wilson 33
                    *** *** 8 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / My Hometown Bruce Springsteen 33
                    *** *** 13 Lost Weekend Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 33
                    112 158 2 Eloise Robin McAuley 31
                    113 *** 11 The Heart And Soul E.P. Huey Lewis And The News 31
                    114 *** 37 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 31
                    115 120 25 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 31
                    116 96 10 Heart Of Lothian Marillion 31
                    *** 97 3 Riptide Robert Palmer 31
                    117 NE 1 Shouldn't Have Been Like That Fra Lippo Lippi 29
                    118 195 9 100% Caprice 29
                    119 92 10 Revolution (Remix) The Cult 29
                    *** 101 4 Somewhere (From West Side Story) Barbra Streisand 29
                    120 *** 15 Uncle Sam Madness 28
                    121 110 8 Tonight She Comes The Cars 28
                    *** *** 9 It's In Every One Of Us Cliff Richard 27
                    122 87 14 Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin 27
                    123 NE 1 Colder Are My Nights The Isley Brothers 26
                    124 NE 1 Giving Ground (RSV) The Sisterhood 26
                    125 148 16 Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo & The Bunnymen 26
                    126 122 24 P: Machinery Propaganda 26
                    127 115 15 Election Day Arcadia 26
                    128 100 3 Lying Peter Frampton 26
                    129 NE 1 Eloise The Damned 25
                    130 135 3 Captain Blood Beltane Fire 25
                    *** *** 15 You Are My Lady Freddie Jackson 25
                    *** *** 14 It's Only Love Bryan Adams / Tina Turner 25
                    *** *** 9 Inspector Gadget The Kartoon Krew 25
                    *** *** 10 When A Heart Beats Nik Kershaw 25
                    131 NE 1 Love Caught You By Surprise Earl Turner 24
                    *** *** 8 All The Love (In The World) Rose Marie 24
                    132 114 15 Cloudbusting Kate Bush 24
                    133 108 3 Throwing Stones At The Wind Pallas 24
                    134 102 3 Object Of My Desire Starpoint 24
                    135 RE 6 Voices Russ Ballard 23
                    136 172 79 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 23
                    137 *** 9 Revolution Thompson Twins 23
                    138 *** 22 Dancing In The Street David Bowie and Mick Jagger 23
                    139 124 31 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 23
                    140 NE 1 One More Time Third World 22
                    141 RE 19 Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner 22
                    142 *** 12 That Certain Smile Midge Ure 22
                    143 *** 15 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys 22
                    144 *** 9 The Truth Colonel Abrams 22
                    145 130 29 Too Many Games Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 22
                    146 119 13 Just For Money Paul Hardcastle 21
                    *** 112 13 That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick & Friends featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder 21
                    *** 109 9 Nineteen Phil Lynott 21
                    147 104 146 Blue Monday New Order 21
                    148 186 16 The Sweetest Taboo Sade 20
                    *** *** 28 Into The Groove Madonna 20
                    149 143 34 Crazy For You Madonna 20
                    *** 131 14 Set It Off Masquerade 20
                    *** *** 12 Caravan Of Love Isley Jasper Isley 20
                    150 129 9 Windswept Bryan Ferry 20
                    151 NE 1 She's On It Beastie Boys 19
                    152 RE 2 The Cleanest Little Piggy In The Market Farmer Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers 19
                    153 133 16 Sleeping Bag ZZ Top 19
                    *** 127 13 Blue Fine Young Cannibals 19
                    154 121 5 I Dreamed A Dream Patti LuPone 19
                    155 118 15 The Bottom Line Big Audio Dynamite 19
                    *** *** 8 Walking In The Air Peter Auty 19
                    156 182 2 5 Minutes Mainframe 18
                    157 181 21 If I Was Midge Ure 18
                    158 180 36 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 18
                    159 142 24 Running Up That Hill Kate Bush 18
                    160 137 58 Holiday Madonna 18
                    *** 116 18 Rain The Cult 18
                    161 RE 16 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) Tears For Fears 17
                    162 RE 11 I Like You Phyllis Nelson 17
                    163 *** 13 Sub-Culture New Order 17
                    164 161 46 Eastenders Simon May 17
                    165 155 14 This Is England The Clash 17
                    166 152 6 Do Me Baby Meli'sa Morgan 17
                    *** *** 16 The Taste Of Your Tears King 17
                    167 144 4 You & Me The Flirts 17
                    168 136 15 Cities In Dust Siouxsie And The Banshees 17
                    169 126 13 Fortress Around Your Heart Sting 17
                    170 RE 13 Tell Me (How It Feels) 52nd Street 16
                    171 123 21 Rebel Yell Billy Idol 16
                    172 NE 1 Let The Four Winds Blow Denise LaSalle 15
                    172 NE 1 My Son Brendan Shine 15
                    174 RE 34 The Unforgettable Fire U2 15
                    175 RE 49 Drive The Cars 15
                    176 193 14 Looking For Lewis And Clark The Long Ryders 15
                    177 179 16 Chief Inspector Wally Badarou 15
                    178 175 23 Body Rock Maria Vidal 15
                    *** *** 22 Single Life Cameo 15
                    *** *** 11 Music Is The Answer Colonel Abrams 15
                    179 128 82 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye 15
                    180 NE 1 My Cleopatra The Flaming Mussolinis 14
                    181 NE 1 Put Us Together Again The Detroit Spinners 14
                    182 RE 14 Lipstick Powder And Paint Shakin' Stevens 14
                    183 NE 1 Selector Him Good Little Clarkie & The Offbeat Posse 14
                    184 RE 8 Slammers King Kurt 14
                    185 *** 17 Gambler Madonna 14
                    186 185 2 Sweet Reggae Music Nitty Gritty 14
                    187 160 2 Saving All My Love For You Pauline Thomas 14
                    188 157 11 Tiny Dynamine (EP) Cocteau Twins 14
                    189 140 16 Howards' Way The Simon May Orchestra 14
                    190 138 9 Echoes In A Shallow Bay (EP) Cocteau Twins 14
                    *** *** 17 Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer 14
                    *** 134 12 Holding Back The Years Simply Red 14
                    *** *** 18 Yeh Yeh Matt Bianco 14
                    *** *** 17 Nikita Elton John 14
                    191 RE 15 Don't Stop The Dance Bryan Ferry 13
                    192 NE 1 Whistling In The Dark Easterhouse 13
                    193 RE 13 One Of The Living Tina Turner 13
                    194 RE 46 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 13
                    195 RE 10 Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler, Guest Vocalist Todd Rundgren 13
                    196 RE 7 Hold Me Tight Robert White 13
                    197 RE 9 Let My People Go (Part I) The Winans 13
                    198 NE 1 Religious Persuasion (EP) Andy White 13
                    199 RE 7 Golden Pennies Harvey Andrews 13
                    200 191 44 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 13

                    chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                    • #35
                      An early posting as I have to leave the house early tomorrow morning and possibly may not have the time to post.

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                      • #36
                        Pleased to see :

                        Sandra 'In The Heat Of The Night'

                        Denise LaSalle 'Let The Four Winds Blow'

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                        • #37
                          Ladies Choice join Y&T (two and a half years previously) in missing out on the Top 40 by an agonising margin.

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                          • #38
                            'The Promise' by Arcadia is a hell of a song.
                            I wonder if the Duran Duran association worked against it.
                            It was too serious for the younger fanbase, and never likely to be taken seriously by 'proper' music fans.

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                            • #39
                              A few casual observations of interest to me -

                              - I didn't realise Breathe had started chart life as early as Jan '86 (joint No 102). It's unfortunate they never really gained traction after their big '88 hit although I believe the Americans took them to heart for a little while longer. Last I heard lead singer David Glasper was living in Thailand, apparently lacking in direction, doing selfmade vids of him strumming his guitar and seemingly not having fully reconciled himself to never having made it big longer-term. Always sad when that happens.
                              - D Ross & L Richie's '81 hit 'Endless Love' still trickling away (No 115; 25 weeks on the extended listing plus however many accrued prior to its inception). Another case of a song I had no clue at the time was still popular enough to still be getting anything like 31 panel sales 4.5 years in! Fascinating to find these sleepers in the bottom echelons.
                              - Low initial showing for The Damned's take on 'Eloise' (No 129) before leaping up in the coming weeks. Not as good as Barry Ryan methinks.
                              - Is that The Beastie Boys' maiden chart appearance (No 151) with a song that wouldn't be a big hit until the following year? Never my cup o' tea I'm afraid but always worth noting an influential act's first 'true' chart registration ahead of what we might have considered it to be before becoming privy to these extended tabulations.

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                              • #40
                                It's the first appearance for the Beastie Boys. Not the last either. I don't recall them from 1986. I'm sure '(You Gotta) Fight For The Right (To Party)' was the first time I had heard of them.

                                I don't know why 'Endless Love' had such an endless top 200 chart run. It's not something I've ever liked but I didn't think that almost 5 years after it was released it would still be attracting regular weekly sales, albeit low level ones.

                                I think the label struggled so much to break Breathe that by the time the band did have their big breathrough hit they were struggling behind the scenes. The manager left, the bass guitarist left and the band struggled to follow up their big hit.

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                                • #41
                                  Very odd low entry (beaten by the other version!) for next week's #18 Eloise. A store leak?

                                  Easterhouse video was directed by Derek Jarman


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                                  • #42
                                    107 NE 1 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy US#2
                                    110 NE 1 Living In The Past Drum Theatre ITA#25
                                    132 NE 1 You & Me The Flirts US DANCE#1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmSSW2e2WGM
                                    67 NE 1 Baby Talk Alisha NED#9
                                    58 NE 1 Baby Love Regina US#10
                                    59 NE 1 Sidewalk Talk Jellybean US#18
                                    76 NE 1 A Love Bizarre Sheila E. US#11
                                    117 NE 1 Shouldn't Have Been Like That Fra Lippo NOR#4 Lippi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5gBlDMYvsg
                                    96 NE 1 Small Town - John Cougar Mellencamp US#6
                                    102 NE 1 In The Heat Of The Night Sandra GE#2


                                    Johnny B. Goode Marty McFly With The Starlighters
                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1i5coU-0_Q

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                                    • #43
                                      8 February 1986

                                      Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                                      1 6 3 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 3340
                                      2 1 7 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha 3210
                                      3 4 18 Borderline Madonna 2937
                                      4 2 9 Only Love Nana Mouskouri 2804
                                      5 3 5 Walk Of Life Dire Straits 2076
                                      6 10 5 System Addict Five Star 1734
                                      7 12 5 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley 1625
                                      8 19 3 Living In America James Brown 1499
                                      9 8 5 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 1433
                                      10 17 2 Sanctify Yourself Simple Minds 1334
                                      11 5 12 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 1243
                                      12 15 4 La Vie En Rose / Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones 1200
                                      13 9 7 Saturday Love Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal 918
                                      14 34 4 The Captain Of Her Heart Double 861
                                      15 11 6 You Little Thief Feargal Sharkey 853
                                      16 22 4 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk 829
                                      17 14 5 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) Eurythmics 812
                                      18 129 2 Eloise The Damned 751
                                      19 23 3 How Will I Know Whitney Houston 746
                                      20 37 2 Rise Public Image Ltd 744
                                      21 29 2 Shot In The Dark Ozzy Osbourne 721
                                      22 13 8 Alice, I Want You Just For Me! Full Force 699
                                      23 7 14 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 675
                                      24 30 5 If I Ruled The World Kurtis Blow 662
                                      25 25 4 Imagination Belouis Some 655
                                      26 20 3 In A Lifetime Clannad 647
                                      27 32 2 My Magic Man Rochelle 638
                                      28 16 11 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 625
                                      29 18 12 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin 565
                                      30 70 12 Burning Heart Survivor 528
                                      31 44 4 Chain Reaction Diana Ross 518
                                      32 35 3 If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Ruby Turner featuring Jonathan Butler 471
                                      33 39 2 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Costello Show featuring Confederates 442
                                      34 56 3 Starting Together Su Pollard 384
                                      35 53 2 Don't Waste My Time Paul Hardcastle, lead vocals - Carol Kenyon 384
                                      36 42 16 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 376
                                      37 40 3 The Promise Arcadia 368
                                      38 26 10 Leaving Me Now (Re-Mix) Level 42 364
                                      39 NE 1 Turning Away Shakin' Stevens 362
                                      40 21 10 Russians Sting 361
                                      41 43 6 One Dance Won't Do Audrey Hall 323
                                      42 27 4 Spirit Of '76 The Alarm 317
                                      43 24 11 Girlie Girlie Sophia George 285
                                      44 28 13 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 278
                                      45 NE 1 And She Was Talking Heads 264
                                      46 NE 1 Wastelands Midge Ure 248
                                      47 59 2 Sidewalk Talk Jellybean 243
                                      48 NE 1 I'm Not Gonna Let You Colonel Abrams 232
                                      49 51 2 The Sweetest Girl Madness 232
                                      50 58 2 Baby Love Regina 231
                                      51 46 4 Hold Me Teddy Pendergrass With Whitney Houston 229
                                      52 NE 1 Pain Betty Wright 226
                                      53 41 5 Funky Sensation Ladies Choice 214
                                      54 72 4 Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp 204
                                      55 36 12 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 197
                                      56 33 4 Shake Your Foundations AC/DC 193
                                      57 54 3 I Can't Wait Stevie Nicks 179
                                      58 31 10 Ring Of Ice Jennifer Rush 172
                                      59 52 8 New York Eyes Nicole With Timmy Thomas 168
                                      60 48 9 Girls Are More Fun Ray Parker Jr. 160
                                      61 47 10 Dress You Up Madonna 153
                                      62 38 4 Cut Me Down (Remix) Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 150
                                      63 64 9 My Guy, My Girl Amii Stewart & Deon Estus 147
                                      64 71 9 One Nation Masquerade 143
                                      65 77 4 Years Later Cactus World News 134
                                      66 NE 1 Johnny Johnny Prefab Sprout 131
                                      67 80 2 Sara Starship 126
                                      68 57 4 It Doesn't Really Matter Zapp 126
                                      69 NE 1 Smokin' In The Boys Room / Home Sweet Home (Remix) Mötley Crüe 124
                                      70 50 10 Wrap Her Up Elton John 124
                                      71 83 3 Unchained Melody Leo Sayer 123
                                      72 45 16 Walking In The Air Aled Jones 122
                                      73 49 12 I'm Your Man Wham! 120
                                      74 84 3 On The Trail The Prime Movers 113
                                      75 96 24 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News 112
                                      76 78 43 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 110
                                      77 76 2 A Love Bizarre Sheila E. 110
                                      *** 62 34 The Power Of Love (Remix) Jennifer Rush 109
                                      *** *** 16 See The Day Dee C. Lee 102
                                      *** 74 5 Naughty Naughty John Parr 101
                                      78 RE 7 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) Mike + The Mechanics 98
                                      *** 68 20 Take On Me a-ha 98
                                      *** 69 5 Ocean Blue ABC 97
                                      79 79 5 Living In The Past Drum Theatre 95
                                      80 *** 10 Edge Of Darkness Eric Clapton With Michael Kamen 94
                                      *** 60 14 After The Love Has Gone Princess 93
                                      *** *** 12 Don't Look Down - The Sequel Go West 92
                                      81 RE 13 If You Were Here Tonight (Remix) Alexander O'Neal 88
                                      *** 65 4 Leader Of The Pack Twisted Sister 88
                                      82 *** 13 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 87
                                      83 67 3 Baby Talk Alisha 87
                                      84 81 2 Cold Shoulder Evelyn Thomas 83
                                      85 NE 1 Manic Monday Bangles 82
                                      *** *** 7 Days Like These Billy Bragg 81
                                      *** *** 18 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey 79
                                      86 NE 1 How To Win Your Love Spencer Jones 76
                                      87 90 3 Weak In The Presence Of Beauty Floy Joy 73
                                      *** 55 16 We Built This City Starship 72
                                      88 88 2 In The Middle Of The Night Taka Boom 70
                                      *** 73 4 Small Blue Thing Suzanne Vega 70
                                      89 87 5 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy 69
                                      *** 75 11 Spies Like Us Paul McCartney 69
                                      *** 63 12 Don't You Just Know It Amazulu 68
                                      *** 66 6 You're My Last Chance 52nd Street 65
                                      90 NE 1 No Show Symbolic Three featuring DJ Dr. Shock 64
                                      *** *** 10 She's Strange Cameo 63
                                      91 *** 42 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 61
                                      92 NE 1 This Time INXS 58
                                      *** *** 6 The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye) Marc Almond 58
                                      93 104 3 Kool Noh Aswad 56
                                      *** *** 10 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 56
                                      94 102 2 Don't Tell Me Lies Breathe 53
                                      *** *** 16 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits 53
                                      95 82 8 Rescue Me Zerra One 51
                                      *** 61 6 Torture King 51
                                      96 NE 1 Hold On To Your Love Smokey Robinson 50
                                      97 117 2 Shouldn't Have To Be Like That Fra Lippo Lippi 50
                                      *** *** 9 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden 50
                                      *** *** 18 Road To Nowhere Talking Heads 49
                                      98 94 18 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds 48
                                      99 86 4 The Oak Tree Morris Day 47
                                      100 NE 1 Soul Kiss Olivia Newton-John 46
                                      *** *** 10 Because Julian Lennon 45
                                      *** *** 14 The Show Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew 43
                                      101 119 11 Revolution (Remix) The Cult 42
                                      102 102 2 In The Heat Of The Night Sandra 42
                                      *** *** 9 Last Christmas Wham! 42
                                      103 106 2 Take Me Now Vicious Pink 40
                                      *** *** 9 Mr. D.J. The Concept 40
                                      104 140 2 One More Time Third World 39
                                      105 89 12 Sun City Artists United Against Apartheid 39
                                      106 112 3 Eloise Robin McAuley 38
                                      107 *** 10 Pictures In The Dark Mike Oldfield featuring Aled Jones, Anita & Barry Palmer 38
                                      *** *** 16 Don't Break My Heart UB40 38
                                      108 110 21 When Love Breaks Down Prefab Sprout 37
                                      *** *** 5 Is It A Crime Sade 37
                                      109 *** 13 Holding Back The Years Simply Red 36
                                      110 114 38 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 36
                                      111 101 16 Stairway To Heaven Far Corporation 36
                                      112 95 3 I Can't Live Without My Radio LL Cool J 35
                                      *** *** 28 Trapped Colonel Abrams 35
                                      113 *** 5 Somewhere (From West Side Story) Barbra Streisand 34
                                      114 115 26 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 34
                                      *** 93 4 Get Loose Aleem 34
                                      115 92 13 One Vision Queen 34
                                      *** *** 10 Glenn Miller Medley John Anderson Big Band 34
                                      116 NE 1 Hi Ho Silver Jim Diamond 33
                                      117 105 4 Just Having Fun Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew 33
                                      118 NE 1 Surprise Surprise Cilla Black 32
                                      119 126 25 P: Machinery Propaganda 32
                                      120 116 11 Heart Of Lothian Marillion 32
                                      *** *** 9 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / My Hometown Bruce Springsteen 32
                                      121 111 14 I'll Be Your Friend Precious Wilson 32
                                      *** 91 4 Rapper's Delight / We Got The Funk Sugarhill Gang / Positive Force 32
                                      122 RE 17 You Are My World The Communards 31
                                      123 147 147 Blue Monday New Order 30
                                      *** *** 21 Something About You Level 42 30
                                      *** *** 10 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir with The Royal Choral Society 30
                                      124 85 13 Mated David Grant And Jaki Graham 30
                                      125 157 22 If I Was Midge Ure 28
                                      *** *** 10 Whenever You Need Somebody O'Chi Brown 28
                                      126 *** 14 That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick & Friends featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder 26
                                      127 *** 11 When A Heart Beats Nik Kershaw 26
                                      128 124 2 Giving Ground (RSV) The Sisterhood 26
                                      129 121 9 Tonight She Comes The Cars 26
                                      130 107 75 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 26
                                      *** *** 5 Guilty Yarbrough & Peoples 26
                                      131 *** 19 Rain The Cult 25
                                      132 137 10 Revolution Thompson Twins 25
                                      133 RE 12 Your Personal Touch Evelyn 'Champagne' King 24
                                      134 138 23 Dancing In The Street David Bowie and Mick Jagger 24
                                      *** *** 16 You Are My Lady Freddie Jackson 24
                                      135 123 2 Colder Are My Nights The Isley Brothers 24
                                      136 122 15 Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin 24
                                      *** 100 13 For You Snowy White 24
                                      137 RE 32 Kayleigh Marillion 23
                                      138 RE 18 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics 22
                                      139 141 20 Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner 22
                                      140 109 11 Hokey Cokey Black Lace 22
                                      141 RE 26 Say I'm Your Number One Princess 21
                                      142 *** 18 Nikita Elton John 21
                                      143 *** 19 Yeh Yeh Matt Bianco 21
                                      144 180 2 My Cleopatra The Flaming Mussolinis 21
                                      145 158 37 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 21
                                      146 142 13 That Certain Smile Midge Ure 21
                                      147 120 16 Uncle Sam Madness 21
                                      *** 99 3 Things Could Be Beautiful The Colour Field 21
                                      148 NE 1 Def Hypnosis Hardrock Soul Movement 20
                                      149 179 83 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye 20
                                      150 168 16 Cities In Dust Siouxsie And The Banshees 20
                                      151 143 16 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys 20
                                      *** 128 4 Lying Peter Frampton 20
                                      152 118 10 100% Caprice 20
                                      *** *** 4 Riptide Robert Palmer 20
                                      *** *** 14 Lost Weekend Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 20
                                      153 108 7 Castles In Spain The Armoury Show 20
                                      154 155 16 The Bottom Line Big Audio Dynamite 19
                                      155 146 14 Just For Money Paul Hardcastle 19
                                      *** 139 32 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 19
                                      *** *** 10 Inspector Gadget The Kartoon Krew 19
                                      156 97 13 Warrior Groove D.S.M. 19
                                      157 NE 1 I Miss You Klymaxx 18
                                      158 RE 44 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 18
                                      159 RE 20 Angel Madonna 18
                                      160 174 35 The Unforgettable Fire U2 18
                                      161 144 10 The Truth Colonel Abrams 18
                                      *** 134 4 Object Of My Desire Starpoint 18
                                      162 131 2 Love Caught You By Surprise Earl Turner 18
                                      163 125 17 Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo & The Bunnymen 18
                                      *** *** 31 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 18
                                      164 NE 1 You Are In My System Academy 17
                                      165 RE 65 Tainted Love Soft Cell 17
                                      166 175 50 Drive The Cars 17
                                      167 154 6 I Dreamed A Dream Patti LuPone 17
                                      168 153 17 Sleeping Bag ZZ Top 17
                                      169 152 3 The Cleanest Little Piggy In The Market Farmer Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers 17
                                      *** 133 4 Throwing Stones At The Wind Pallas 17
                                      *** 132 16 Cloudbusting Kate Bush 17
                                      170 NE 1 For You Elaine Paige 16
                                      171 RE 12 R.S.V.P. Five Star 16
                                      172 RE 10 Let's Go To The Disco Russ Abbot 16
                                      173 194 47 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 16
                                      174 192 2 Whistling In The Dark Easterhouse 16
                                      175 185 18 Gambler Madonna 16
                                      176 166 7 Do Me Baby Meli'sa Morgan 16
                                      177 160 59 Holiday Madonna 16
                                      178 159 25 Running Up That Hill Kate Bush 16
                                      *** 145 30 Too Many Games Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 16
                                      *** *** 15 It's Only Love Bryan Adams / Tina Turner 16
                                      179 RE 22 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 15
                                      180 RE 14 Dirty Old Town The Pogues 15
                                      181 *** 18 Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer 15
                                      182 189 17 Howards' Way The Simon May Orchestra 15
                                      183 151 2 She's On It Beastie Boys 15
                                      184 149 35 Crazy For You Madonna 15
                                      *** *** 10 Nineteen Phil Lynott 15
                                      185 136 80 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 15
                                      186 130 4 Captain Blood Beltane Fire 15
                                      187 RE 13 Cruisers Creek / L.A. The Fall 14
                                      188 RE 62 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 14
                                      189 RE 28 White Wedding Billy Idol 14
                                      190 RE 10 You Don't Know (Oh-Oh-Oh!) Serious Intention 14
                                      191 190 10 Echoes In A Shallow Bay (EP) Cocteau Twins 14
                                      192 164 47 Eastenders Simon May 14
                                      193 163 14 Sub-Culture New Order 14
                                      194 148 17 The Sweetest Taboo Sade 14
                                      *** *** 9 All The Love (In The World) Rose Marie 14
                                      195 98 18 Slave To The Rhythm Grace Jones 14
                                      196 RE 15 Secret In The Street Nils Lofgren 13
                                      197 RE 19 Loving The Alien (Remix) David Bowie 13
                                      198 RE 20 Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder 13
                                      199 RE 23 Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo) Red Box 13
                                      200 RE 27 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 13

                                      chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                                      • #44
                                        Lulu and The Luvvers' 'Shout' must have accumulated quite a sales figure over the years it seems to have floated around since initial release back in 1964 for years and years just below the chart radar selling and selling and selling.
                                        The Record Mirror Singles Chart 1954 - 1961 Revised Re-Calculated And Extended

                                        The Biggest Chart Of The Fifties

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                                        • #45
                                          Pedantry corner: the excellent Fra Lippo Lippi track at #97 is also recorded on the OCC as "Shouldn't Have Been Like That", however Discogs (and the lyrics themselves) suggest the title is "Shouldn't Have To Be Like That".

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                                          • #46
                                            Originally posted by AndyTaylorNotThatOne View Post
                                            Pedantry corner: the excellent Fra Lippo Lippi track at #97 is also recorded on the OCC as "Shouldn't Have Been Like That", however Discogs (and the lyrics themselves) suggest the title is "Shouldn't Have To Be Like That".
                                            Based on kobyhadrian's trancription of the Gallup chart report, it looks like a possible error by Gallup for this one. That too has 'Shouldn't Have Been Like That'. Record Mirror also lists the title in the same way and because the Record Mirror charts appear to be the source of the OCC archive for the 1980s that will explain why the title is also incorrect in the archive.

                                            Music Week have listed the correct title but by this point in time it seems as if Music Week had its own database independent of Gallup so titles don't always match up (and errors by Gallup are therefore not replicated in Music Week).

                                            I'll change the title to 'Shouldn't Have To Be Like That' as that is the correct title.

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                                            • #47
                                              Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                              Based on kobyhadrian's trancription of the Gallup chart report, it looks like a possible error by Gallup for this one. That too has 'Shouldn't Have Been Like That'. Record Mirror also lists the title in the same way and because the Record Mirror charts appear to be the source of the OCC archive for the 1980s that will explain why the title is also incorrect in the archive.

                                              Music Week have listed the correct title but by this point in time it seems as if Music Week had its own database independent of Gallup so titles don't always match up (and errors by Gallup are therefore not replicated in Music Week).

                                              I'll change the title to 'Shouldn't Have To Be Like That' as that is the correct title.
                                              Many thanks Robbie. Just to emphasise that suggested corrections such as this, do not imply any criticism of the incredible work carried out by kobyhadrian, kingofskiffle and yourself; but I think it is important to challenge the original source information where necessary.

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                                              • #48
                                                If a single is re-released with new additional formats is it still classed as a Re-Entry?

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                                                • #49
                                                  Ad in the latest Music Week for Robin McAuley's "smash version from the lead singer of Far Corporation" of Eloise saying "don't be a damned fool, order the definitive version"
                                                  https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...86-02-08-I.pdf (page 17)

                                                  Um, we know what the definitive version is!

                                                  Some background to the competing covers on Wiki:

                                                  Dave Vanian had been thinking about doing a cover of the song from at least 1980 and in 1985 wanted to do a non-album single. Rat Scabies did not want a third single released from Phantasmagoria, which MCA Records wanted to do. It was decided that "Eloise" could be recorded as long as "Is It a Dream?" was released as the third single.

                                                  At the same time, a version of "Eloise" by Far Corporation singer Robin McAuley was released. McAuley said that the Damned's version had "got absolutely no chance of making it in the charts". Of the two competing versions at the time, Barry Ryan said that "I like the Damned's version best, it's even better than mine".
                                                  Double raspberry blown in Robin's face there


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                                                  Cilla's TV theme! Which i quite liked.




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                                                  • #50
                                                    Originally posted by beat47 View Post
                                                    If a single is re-released with new additional formats is it still classed as a Re-Entry?
                                                    It depends on whether the re-release has a different catalogue number. There were fewer rules about format numbers in the 1980s and so some re-releases had the same catalogue number as the original.

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