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  • #76
    I'm going to post more about this at the weekend when I've had a chance to check some additional figures but from the additional sales information that kobyhadrian sent me a few days ago it's looking increasingly likely that Gallup and the BPI were using a multiplier of 18, not 17, in 1986.

    I'm going to run some additional checks, not just on 1986, but also on 1984, 1985 and 1987 too (the latter weekly charts will be posted in the new year). When I've done this, at some point over the weekend, I'll post a few lines about my findings.

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    • #77
      The Three Degrees 'This Is The House' extends their chart history

      Barbra Streisand 'Send In The Clowns' previously no chart history apart from Billboard adult contemporary

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Robbie View Post
        Anonymous cover versions weren't a usual thing at the time (or at least not that i can recall) and chart wise they only really became a thing in that period where record labels started to hold back download releases which allowed some chancers to release note-for-note-the-same cover versions.
        Quite; and even then they were at least issued under some sort of name, however generic or opaque (Precision Tunes, for example), not just 'unknown'. But then this is one of the manifold joys of seeing this extended chart revealed after all these years - the weird random and sometimes downright silly stuff that troubled the lower end of the listings. While we're on that subject, just look at what's at official No 200 this latest week - a Dire Straits extended dance mixes EP?!! Well I never. One of the few products of theirs during '86 that didn't sell by the bucket-load.

        Another oddity at 116 too - a double 'A' from Survivor with 'Burning Heart' on the second side, despite it already riding high on its own right at No 10.

        The resilient and evergreen Ann Breen back yet-again at 138 on her 92nd outing!

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        • #79
          Isn't the Fuzzbox release a case of two formats as well? The official chart credit was not for the whole EP but for the 2-track 7" format - XX Sex and Rules & Regulations. In fact the Music Week indie chart credits it as XX Sex EP (the lead tracks are swapped on each format). There is another 7" that is the whole EP but it was never credited like this on the published chart. I would agree that the full EP should be credited if indeed it was released first.
          https://www.discogs.com/master/15622...nd-Regulations

          The Three Degrees produced by SAW and stiffing at 101!





          Last edited by Blondini; Thu November 3, 2022, 10:35.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Gambo View Post

            While we're on that subject, just look at what's at official No 200 this latest week - a Dire Straits extended dance mixes EP?!! Well I never. One of the few products of theirs during '86 that didn't sell by the bucket-load.

            It's just the 1983 release (reissued?) that includes Twisting By The Pool. It's not a dance remix single at all.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by Blondini View Post
              Isn't the Fuzzbox release a case of two formats as well? The official chart credit was not for the whole EP but for the 2-track 7" format - XX Sex and Rules & Regulations. In fact the Music Week indie chart credits it as XX Sex EP (the lead tracks are swapped on each format). There is another 7" that is the whole EP but it was never credited like this on the published chart. I would agree that the full EP should be credited if indeed it was released first.
              https://www.discogs.com/master/15622...nd-Regulations

              The Three Degrees produced by SAW and stiffing at 101!
              I'll have look into the Fuzzbox release and will post back. There was a change in chart rules at some point around 1985 regarding track listings on 7" and 12" which is why, for example, 'The Trumpton Riots' appears twice. It might simply be a case of the Fuzzbox single title needing to be amended to 'XX Sex'.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Gambo View Post
                Another oddity at 116 too - a double 'A' from Survivor with 'Burning Heart' on the second side, despite it already riding high on its own right at No 10.

                The resilient and evergreen Ann Breen back yet-again at 138 on her 92nd outing!
                The Survivor double A side is a curiosity. It seems to have been withdrawn almost as soon as it was released as 45cat has another release for 'I Can't Hold Back' with a different B side and with a similar catalogue number. That one seems to have flopped though it's possible that sales of the two versions were combined.

                Ann Breen will still be around as we head into Christmas 1986. The question is: will she join the 100 week club?

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                • #83
                  A low debut for Belouis Some "Some People" re-release @ 199, leaked early release I assume

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Robbie View Post

                    Ann Breen will still be around as we head into Christmas 1986. The question is: will she join the 100 week club?
                    Surely she must! I would put a modest amount of money on it now.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by beat47 View Post
                      A low debut for Belouis Some "Some People" re-release @ 199, leaked early release I assume
                      It might be early sales but could also be the last of the stock of the 1985 release. That said, if it was the 1985 release charting again, that stock had been lying around for 5 months, which is when the record last charted inside the top 200. kingofskiffle has linked it to the 1986 re-issue which is just as likely to be the reason for it charting.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Blondini View Post
                        Isn't the Fuzzbox release a case of two formats as well? The official chart credit was not for the whole EP but for the 2-track 7" format - XX Sex and Rules & Regulations. In fact the Music Week indie chart credits it as XX Sex EP (the lead tracks are swapped on each format). There is another 7" that is the whole EP but it was never credited like this on the published chart. I would agree that the full EP should be credited if indeed it was released first.
                        https://www.discogs.com/master/15622...nd-Regulations

                        The Three Degrees produced by SAW and stiffing at 101!




                        I've had a look at 'Rules & Regulations EP' by Fuzzbox. It does start life (in the charts I've posted above and for a while after) as 'X X Sex'. The single appears to be charting on 7" sales alone at this point, which is a 4 track release. A 12" version is later released, containing one additional track. It seems as if Gallup combined sales of both versions and it must be the 12" version which propels the single into the top 100. At this point Music Week lists the single as 'X X Sex / Rules And Regulations' for its initial top 100 week before listing it as 'Rules And Regulations (EP)' for the rest of its chart run. kobyhadrian has also listed the single as 'X X Sex' for a number of weeks before switching to 'Rules And Regulations EP' from a week after Music Week had started to do so. Record Mirror matches with kobyhadrian. Music Week credits both the 7" and 12" versions.

                        As the single is only listed once on the chart each week and as there isn't agreement about when the title credit changes I'm following kingofskiffle's lead and keeping the title and weeks on chart consistent throughout its chart run, both of which link to the 7" version.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                          I'm going to post more about this at the weekend when I've had a chance to check some additional figures but from the additional sales information that kobyhadrian sent me a few days ago it's looking increasingly likely that Gallup and the BPI were using a multiplier of 18, not 17, in 1986.

                          I'm going to run some additional checks, not just on 1986, but also on 1984, 1985 and 1987 too (the latter weekly charts will be posted in the new year). When I've done this, at some point over the weekend, I'll post a few lines about my findings.
                          The total panel sales for the week were printed on the sales reports. Maybe kobyhadrian has noted these?

                          In the BPI Yearbook for 1989-1990 the average weekly sales for the first 3 months of each year from 1985 to 1989 are listed. The figure for 1989 uses 17 as the multiplier. There is also a comparison of the figures for 1985 and 1989, indicating a decline of 18% over that time.

                          This comparison would be of no use if the figures were compiled using different multipliers. All comparisons in the reports and publications were made using panel sales, not the multiplied-up figures.

                          The average weekly sale for the first 3 months of 1986 was 1.093.300. What multiplier produces that figure for the first 3 months of 1986? Of course, it's possible Gallup and / or the BPI could have decided after 1986 that 17 was the multiplier that should have been used for that year.

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                          • #88
                            22 March 1986

                            Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                            1 1 10 Chain Reaction Diana Ross 4477
                            2 8 2 Absolute Beginners David Bowie 3577
                            3 2 7 Manic Monday Bangles 3463
                            4 NE 1 Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones featuring Hank Marvin 2710
                            5 6 7 Hi Ho Silver Jim Diamond 2214
                            6 13 3 Kiss Prince And The Revolution 1831
                            7 17 2 Move Away Culture Club 1762
                            8 7 4 (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' Whistle 1645
                            9 4 11 Theme from New York, New York Frank Sinatra 1477
                            10 3 4 Love Missile F1-11 Sigue Sigue Sputnik 1473
                            11 9 6 The Power Of Love / Do You Believe In Love Huey Lewis And The News 1409
                            12 20 5 Digging Your Scene The Blow Monkeys 1291
                            13 27 2 Harlem Shuffle Rolling Stones 1276
                            14 5 9 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 1234
                            15 18 4 Kyrie Mr. Mister 1117
                            16 23 2 No One Is To Blame Howard Jones 1055
                            17 22 6 The Honeythief Hipsway 983
                            18 26 19 Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time's Sake) Freddie Jackson 915
                            19 38 3 You To Me Are Everything (The Decade Remix '76 - '86) The Real Thing 882
                            20 14 19 If You Were Here Tonight (Remix) Alexander O'Neal 845
                            21 31 3 Love Comes Quickly Pet Shop Boys 794
                            22 NE 1 Touch Me (I Want Your Body) Samantha Fox 761
                            23 10 18 Burning Heart Survivor 757
                            24 12 9 How Will I Know Whitney Houston 750
                            25 16 5 Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Tavares 703
                            26 NE 1 Peter Gunn The Art Of Noise featuring Duane Eddy 670
                            27 15 8 Don't Waste My Time Paul Hardcastle, lead vocals - Carol Kenyon 656
                            28 21 13 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) Mike + The Mechanics 641
                            29 11 9 Starting Together Su Pollard 556
                            30 NE 1 Wonderful World Sam Cooke 542
                            31 28 4 Calling America Electric Light Orchestra 533
                            32 29 3 Poguetry In Motion (EP) The Pogues 519
                            33 19 8 Eloise The Damned 470
                            34 34 3 Candyman Siouxsie And The Banshees 465
                            35 25 12 One Dance Won't Do Audrey Hall 435
                            36 45 3 Overjoyed Stevie Wonder 420
                            37 58 3 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr 349
                            38 24 4 Hounds Of Love Kate Bush 342
                            39 30 7 And She Was Talking Heads 340
                            40 46 2 Both Sides Now / Dare To Dream Viola Wills 316
                            41 42 5 This Time Bryan Adams 314
                            42 62 2 I Do What I Do John Taylor 312
                            43 52 3 Under A Raging Moon Roger Daltrey 284
                            44 NE 1 Hello Darling Tippa Irie 272
                            45 35 9 Living In America James Brown 260
                            46 63 3 Come Hell Or Waters High Dee C. Lee 257
                            47 33 7 I'm Not Gonna Let You Colonel Abrams 255
                            48 60 2 Living In Another World Talk Talk 236
                            49 50 3 So Macho / Cruising Sinitta 233
                            50 39 4 Love Is The Drug Grace Jones 226
                            51 37 11 System Addict Five Star 226
                            52 NE 1 Galveston Bay Lonnie Hill 217
                            53 36 8 Rise Public Image Ltd 214
                            54 65 5 Another Night Aretha Franklin 206
                            55 47 25 Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Part 1) James Brown 201
                            56 40 5 Stripped Depeche Mode 190
                            57 59 3 I Can't Let You Go 52nd Street 189
                            58 RE 6 Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit) Falco 186
                            59 57 3 Sheep The Housemartins 181
                            60 66 2 The Things The Lonely Do Amazulu 180
                            61 92 2 Marlene On The Wall Suzanne Vega 174
                            62 43 10 The Captain Of Her Heart Double 172
                            63 41 24 Borderline Madonna 164
                            64 76 4 Only Love Can Break Your Heart Mint Juleps 158
                            65 NE 1 E=MC² Big Audio Dynamite 156
                            66 32 15 Only Love Nana Mouskouri 153
                            67 NE 1 What Have You Done For Me Lately Janet Jackson 149
                            68 53 4 Jericho Simply Red 149
                            69 44 7 Turning Away Shakin' Stevens 140
                            70 87 3 Love Is War Brilliant 137
                            71 NE 1 A Goodbye Cameo 135
                            72 49 11 Walk Of Life Dire Straits 133
                            73 48 5 Sugar Free (Remix) Juicy 130
                            74 56 10 Imagination Belouis Some 129
                            75 54 4 Cry To Heaven Elton John 126
                            76 94 3 Hey! Don't Waste My Time The Walkers 117
                            77 70 2 Love's Gonna Get You Jocelyn Brown 117
                            *** 61 13 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha 116
                            *** 55 22 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 113
                            *** 64 8 Sanctify Yourself Simple Minds 110
                            *** 69 5 Will You Satisfy? Cherrelle 106
                            78 NE 1 Talk To Me Stevie Nicks 105
                            79 68 49 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 105
                            80 72 10 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk 101
                            81 88 3 Back With The Boys Again / Get It Right Joe Fagin 99
                            82 107 14 After All These Years Foster & Allen 97
                            83 81 3 Rhythm Of Your Love Isabel Roberts 97
                            84 89 3 Turn To The Sky The March Violets 96
                            85 84 2 It’s All Gone Chris Rea 96
                            86 *** 11 If I Ruled The World Kurtis Blow 92
                            87 123 2 Can't Help Falling In Love Lick The Tins 90
                            *** *** 20 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 90
                            88 153 2 Just Like That Gemini 88
                            89 116 2 I Can't Hold Back / Burning Heart Survivor 88
                            90 79 6 One Step Kissing The Pink 85
                            *** 74 11 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley 85
                            *** *** 13 Saturday Love Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal 83
                            *** 73 18 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 81
                            *** 51 4 The River Total Contrast 80
                            91 114 3 Imagination (Who Needs A Better Life) Chakk 76
                            *** *** 8 My Magic Man Rochelle 76
                            92 86 4 Precious Little Diamond Fox The Fox 75
                            93 111 2 This Is My Life Eartha Kitt 74
                            94 82 3 The Trumpton Riots E.P. (12") Half Man Half Biscuit 72
                            95 97 2 You've Got The Power Win 71
                            *** *** 8 Shot In The Dark Ozzy Osbourne 70
                            96 105 3 These Dreams Heart 68
                            *** 71 5 Ladies Mantronix 67
                            97 78 19 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 65
                            *** 67 7 Pain Betty Wright 64
                            98 NE 1 Truth Or Dare Shirley Murdock 62
                            99 80 3 In The Neighbourhood Tom Waits 60
                            *** 77 6 Here Comes The Man Boom Boom Room 60
                            *** 75 10 La Vie En Rose / Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones 59
                            *** *** 9 If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Ruby Turner featuring Jonathan Butler 58
                            *** *** 6 Moon Over Bourbon Street Sting 57
                            100 *** 8 Sara Starship 55
                            101 101 2 This Is The House The Three Degrees 55
                            *** *** 11 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 54
                            *** *** 8 The Sweetest Girl Madness 53
                            102 103 3 Live It Up Mental As Anything 51
                            103 122 2 The Time Warp Damian 50
                            104 93 2 Chain Mail James 50
                            *** 83 5 Just Can't Stand It Matt Bianco 45
                            105 NE 1 Stick Around Julian Lennon 44
                            106 109 7 I Miss You Klymaxx 44
                            107 96 2 Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely Hüsker Dü 42
                            *** *** 5 We Can Make It Happen Prince Charles & The City Beat Band 42
                            *** *** 6 Female Intuition Mai-Tai 42
                            108 NE 1 Rock The Bells LL Cool J 41
                            109 113 3 National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon) Red Guitars 41
                            110 98 3 Field Work Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Thomas Dolby 41
                            111 NE 1 The Holiday Suite The Simon May Orchestra 40
                            112 *** 8 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Costello Show featuring Confederates 39
                            *** *** 8 Sidewalk Talk Jellybean 39
                            *** 99 4 Madonna's Eyes Jennifer Rush 39
                            *** 91 5 Do You Love Me Durell Coleman 39
                            113 NE 1 For America Jackson Browne 38
                            114 RE 6 Into The Fire Hitlist 36
                            *** *** 29 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 36
                            *** *** 9 In A Lifetime Clannad 36
                            *** 100 8 Don't Tell Me Lies Breathe 35
                            *** 106 4 Pistol In My Pocket Lana Pellay 32
                            115 128 2 I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me Rosanne Cash 31
                            116 183 2 If You Want Love Tululah Moon 30
                            117 112 22 Walking In The Air Aled Jones 30
                            *** 104 16 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 30
                            *** *** 17 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 30
                            *** *** 18 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin 29
                            *** *** 16 Dress You Up Madonna 29
                            118 119 21 Oh Sheila Ready For The World 28
                            *** *** 10 Hold Me Teddy Pendergrass With Whitney Houston 28
                            *** *** 6 Stages ZZ Top 28
                            119 137 2 Ring A Ding Ding Perils Of Plastic 27
                            120 134 2 Waiting For Love Pete Shelley 27
                            *** *** 18 I'm Your Man Wham! 27
                            121 115 40 The Power Of Love (Remix) Jennifer Rush 27
                            122 90 14 Alice, I Want You Just For Me! Full Force 27
                            *** *** 11 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) Eurythmics 27
                            123 NE 1 You Need More Calypso Ralph MacDonald featuring Dennis Collins 26
                            123 NE 1 The Trumpton Riots (7") Half Man Half Biscuit 26
                            *** *** 15 One Nation Masquerade 26
                            125 129 53 Eastenders Simon May 26
                            *** 85 4 Heartache No 9 Hot Chocolate 26
                            126 *** 20 After The Love Has Gone Princess 25
                            127 117 2 Wildest Dreams Bill Nelson 25
                            128 95 3 Night Run UFO 25
                            *** *** 12 You Little Thief Feargal Sharkey 25
                            129 *** 44 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 24
                            130 131 16 Edge Of Darkness Eric Clapton With Michael Kamen 24
                            131 NE 1 Muscle Deep Then Jerico 23
                            131 NE 1 What Cha Gonna Do About Our Love Cissy Houston 23
                            133 182 3 King Holiday King Dream Chorus & The Holiday Crew 23
                            134 *** 9 The Promise Arcadia 23
                            135 *** 16 Leaving Me Now (Re-Mix) Level 42 23
                            *** *** 16 Russians Sting 23
                            *** *** 10 Years Later Cactus World News 23
                            *** *** 11 Funky Sensation Ladies Choice 23
                            136 118 2 Restless Skeletal Family 23
                            137 159 2 The Genius Of Love Roger Whittaker 22
                            138 *** 9 I Can't Wait Stevie Nicks 22
                            *** *** 18 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 22
                            *** 120 10 Spirit Of '76 The Alarm 22
                            *** 110 3 Don't You Want My Love Nicole 22
                            139 *** 16 Wrap Her Up Elton John 21
                            140 132 24 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds 21
                            *** *** 5 The Power Is Yours Redskins 21
                            *** *** 8 My Cleopatra The Flaming Mussolinis 21
                            *** 102 3 Strung Out Paul Laurence 21
                            *** *** 8 Baby Love Regina 20
                            *** *** 7 Surprise Surprise Cilla Black 20
                            *** *** 6 Sex As A Weapon Pat Benatar 20
                            141 165 14 Let My People Go (Part I) The Winans 19
                            *** *** 16 Ring Of Ice Jennifer Rush 19
                            142 NE 1 House Rocker Lovebug Starski 18
                            *** *** 10 Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp 18
                            143 139 13 I Like You Phyllis Nelson 18
                            *** *** 6 Hold On (To What You've Got) The Danse Society 18
                            *** *** 10 Shake Your Foundations AC/DC 18
                            *** *** 9 Unchained Melody Leo Sayer 18
                            144 NE 1 The Wild Colonial Boy (Part 1) Ruefrex 17
                            145 RE 11 Torture King 17
                            146 189 10 Do Me Baby Meli'sa Morgan 17
                            147 183 2 Slap You Back Exception 17
                            148 173 22 Waterfront Simple Minds 17
                            149 *** 8 Giving Ground (RSV) The Sisterhood 17
                            150 151 6 Beat's So Lonely Charlie Sexton 17
                            151 146 3 Heartbeat Like A Drum A Flock Of Seagulls 17
                            *** *** 11 Living In The Past Drum Theatre 17
                            152 135 2 (I'm A) Changed Man One Blood 17
                            *** *** 7 Smokin' In The Boys Room / Home Sweet Home (Remix) Mötley Crüe 17
                            *** *** 7 Wastelands Midge Ure 17
                            153 108 12 Voices Russ Ballard 17
                            154 NE 1 Diamond Twiggy 16
                            154 NE 1 Far Side Of Crazy Wall Of Voodoo 16
                            156 193 3 Behind The Mask Greg Phillinganes 16
                            157 *** 9 Baby Talk Alisha 16
                            158 160 2 Zarozinia Hawkwind 16
                            159 142 2 A Little More Love Zeno 16
                            160 NE 1 Do Anything You Wanna Do Manfred Mann's Earthband 15
                            161 NE 1 Once More The Wedding Present 15
                            162 RE 17 Don't You Just Know It Amazulu 15
                            163 RE 35 Too Many Games Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 15
                            *** *** 5 Classic John Martyn (EP) John Martyn 15
                            164 152 3 Tell Me What You Want Warren Mills 15
                            *** *** 6 I Love You Stephen Duffy 15
                            *** *** 4 You Think You're A... Medley Divine 15
                            *** *** 10 It Doesn't Really Matter Zapp 15
                            *** 126 3 Vice Versa Samson (Featuring Bruce Dickinson) 15
                            165 125 17 Girlie Girlie Sophia George 15
                            166 124 80 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 15
                            167 192 2 Send In The Clowns Barbra Streisand 14
                            168 *** 19 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 14
                            169 180 3 The Wheel / Flying Scotsman / Prisoner Of Love / Liberator Spear Of Destiny 14
                            170 178 7 Def Hypnosis Hardrock Soul Movement 14
                            171 169 14 New York Eyes Nicole With Timmy Thomas 14
                            *** *** 5 Unselfish Lover Full Force 14
                            *** *** 153 Blue Monday New Order 14
                            172 148 31 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 14
                            *** *** 7 Hold On To Your Love Smokey Robinson 14
                            *** *** 7 I Know That Mood Shooting Party 14
                            *** 127 3 Time For Love Ruddy Thomas & J. C. Lodge 14
                            173 RE 2 Prospects Made In England featuring Ray Dorset 13
                            174 RE 84 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 13
                            175 RE 8 Kool Noh Aswad 13
                            176 *** 28 Dancing In The Street David Bowie and Mick Jagger 13
                            177 190 3 The Ring Your Mother Wore / More Than Yesterday Frank McCaffrey 13
                            178 176 26 Something About You Level 42 13
                            179 175 6 Born To Run Bruce Springsteen 13
                            *** *** 7 This Time INXS 13
                            180 150 53 Drive The Cars 13
                            *** *** 22 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits 13
                            *** 121 4 (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' Unknown Artist 13
                            181 RE 16 Heart Of Lothian Marillion 12
                            182 *** 9 On The Trail The Prime Movers 13
                            183 NE 1 Somewhere In China (EP) Shop Assistants 12
                            184 RE 20 You Are My Lady Freddie Jackson 12
                            185 RE 25 (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up Roni Griffith 12
                            186 RE 34 Kayleigh Marillion 12
                            187 *** 5 Dancing In The USA The Boss 12
                            188 194 86 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye 12
                            189 186 12 Can Your Pussy Do The Dog? The Cramps 12
                            190 161 3 Party Nite The Undivided Roots Band 12
                            *** *** 8 A Love Bizarre Sheila E. 12
                            191 141 36 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 12
                            192 136 3 I Have A Dream Nana Mouskouri 12
                            193 RE 13 They Say It's Gonna Rain Hazell Dean 11
                            194 RE 47 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 11
                            195 RE 47 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 11
                            196 RE 16 The Heart And Soul E.P. Huey Lewis And The News 11
                            197 NE 1 She Loves Me Now Beres Hammond 11
                            198 RE 8 I Travel Simple Minds 11
                            199 RE 67 Tainted Love Soft Cell 11
                            200 NE 1 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye 11

                            chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrain

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                            • #89
                              Jackson Browne 'For America' - US hit

                              Cissy Houston 'What Cha Gonna Do About Our Love' - previously NCH

                              Wall Of Voodoo 'Far Side Of Crazy' - Australian hit

                              Manfred Mann's Earth Band 'Do Anything You Wanna Do' - previously NCH

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                              • #90
                                Not one, but two of my fave 80's 'indie' bands make their chart debuts this week - they both had tracks included on the 'seminal' NME cassette 'C86' so perhaps that gave their sales a boost (I think it was around March 86 that 'C86' appeared, though I could be wrong).

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                                • #91
                                  Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                  I've had a look at 'Rules & Regulations EP' by Fuzzbox. It does start life (in the charts I've posted above and for a while after) as 'X X Sex'. The single appears to be charting on 7" sales alone at this point, which is a 4 track release. A 12" version is later released, containing one additional track. It seems as if Gallup combined sales of both versions and it must be the 12" version which propels the single into the top 100. At this point Music Week lists the single as 'X X Sex / Rules And Regulations' for its initial top 100 week before listing it as 'Rules And Regulations (EP)' for the rest of its chart run. kobyhadrian has also listed the single as 'X X Sex' for a number of weeks before switching to 'Rules And Regulations EP' from a week after Music Week had started to do so. Record Mirror matches with kobyhadrian. Music Week credits both the 7" and 12" versions.

                                  As the single is only listed once on the chart each week and as there isn't agreement about when the title credit changes I'm following kingofskiffle's lead and keeping the title and weeks on chart consistent throughout its chart run, both of which link to the 7" version.
                                  Surprisingly it is listed as Rules & Regulations EP on OCC database but the old Guinness and Virgin books use the credit XX Sex / Rules & Regulations.
                                  Unlike OCC site to be in tandem with yourselves!

                                  The Wedding Present's second ever single and a #4 indie hit (on the Cherry Red archived chart).

                                  Shop Assistants had 2 #2 indie hits on the same chart - this was the second but lasted less than half the length on that chart of the first.

                                  We can definitely see an explosion of indie music and the indie sound right now!

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                                  • #92
                                    The books would have printed whatever the chart showed - at that stage they where going off Music Week. OCC website got data from me for positions 76-100 a long time ago (hence the label errors as it was at a point before I verified it).
                                    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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                                    • #93
                                      Aha, so is the Top Ten hit-in-waiting for 1986 that entered the chart at its lowest official position of 200 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'? It won't make the Top 75 for another five weeks (at No 27) but then again that was after official re-issue on 14 April, so presumably sales being registered a month earlier were old stock - hence its 11-week tally listed by Gallup. So in fact it doesn't strictly qualify....

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                                      • #94
                                        Originally posted by Gambo View Post
                                        Aha, so is the Top Ten hit-in-waiting for 1986 that entered the chart at its lowest official position of 200 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'? It won't make the Top 75 for another five weeks (at No 27) but then again that was after official re-issue on 14 April, so presumably sales being registered a month earlier were old stock - hence its 11-week tally listed by Gallup. So in fact it doesn't strictly qualify....
                                        That's 11 sales! I don't have the catalogue number of the version that is at #200 so can't tell whether it's old stock that is suddenly selling or an early leak of the 1986 re-issue.

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                                        • #95
                                          29 March 1986

                                          Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                                          1 4 2 Living Doll Cliff Richard and The Young Ones featuring Hank Marvin 8706
                                          2 1 11 Chain Reaction Diana Ross 3797
                                          3 2 3 Absolute Beginners David Bowie 3175
                                          4 22 2 Touch Me (I Want Your Body) Samantha Fox 2759
                                          5 30 2 Wonderful World Sam Cooke 2503
                                          6 19 4 You To Me Are Everything (The Decade Remix '76 - '86) The Real Thing 2483
                                          7 5 8 Hi Ho Silver Jim Diamond 2244
                                          8 3 8 Manic Monday Bangles 2226
                                          9 6 4 Kiss Prince And The Revolution 1785
                                          10 7 3 Move Away Culture Club 1734
                                          11 15 5 Kyrie Mr. Mister 1591
                                          12 26 2 Peter Gunn The Art Of Noise featuring Duane Eddy 1575
                                          13 12 6 Digging Your Scene The Blow Monkeys 1385
                                          14 13 3 Harlem Shuffle Rolling Stones 1305
                                          15 8 5 (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' Whistle 1142
                                          16 NE 1 A Kind Of Magic Queen 1112
                                          17 10 5 Love Missile F1-11 Sigue Sigue Sputnik 1095
                                          18 11 7 The Power Of Love / Do You Believe In Love Huey Lewis And The News 1086
                                          19 21 4 Love Comes Quickly Pet Shop Boys 1059
                                          20 16 3 No One Is To Blame Howard Jones 931
                                          21 17 7 The Honeythief Hipsway 903
                                          22 9 12 Theme from New York, New York Frank Sinatra 860
                                          23 14 10 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 836
                                          24 37 4 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr 835
                                          25 36 4 Overjoyed Stevie Wonder 810
                                          26 18 20 Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time's Sake) Freddie Jackson 792
                                          27 58 7 Rock Me Amadeus (The American Edit) Falco 553
                                          28 20 20 If You Were Here Tonight (Remix) Alexander O'Neal 549
                                          29 25 6 Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel Tavares 472
                                          30 NE 1 Shellshock New Order 470
                                          31 24 10 How Will I Know Whitney Houston 470
                                          32 31 5 Calling America Electric Light Orchestra 458
                                          33 44 2 Hello Darling Tippa Irie 456
                                          34 65 2 E=MC² Big Audio Dynamite 385
                                          35 40 3 Both Sides Now / Dare To Dream Viola Wills 373
                                          36 27 9 Don't Waste My Time Paul Hardcastle, lead vocals - Carol Kenyon 363
                                          37 28 14 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) Mike + The Mechanics 359
                                          38 23 19 Burning Heart Survivor 358
                                          39 32 4 Poguetry In Motion (EP) The Pogues 355
                                          40 NE 1 Come On , Come On Bronski Beat 470
                                          41 29 10 Starting Together Su Pollard 306
                                          42 34 4 Candyman Siouxsie And The Banshees 305
                                          43 43 4 Under A Raging Moon Roger Daltrey 298
                                          44 41 6 This Time Bryan Adams 291
                                          45 NE 1 Is Your Love Strong Enough? Bryan Ferry 262
                                          46 60 3 The Things The Lonely Do Amazulu 253
                                          47 82 15 After All These Years Foster & Allen 249
                                          48 35 13 One Dance Won't Do Audrey Hall 245
                                          49 49 4 So Macho / Cruising Sinitta 243
                                          50 33 9 Eloise The Damned 243
                                          51 48 3 Living In Another World Talk Talk 239
                                          52 67 2 What Have You Done For Me Lately Janet Jackson 229
                                          53 61 3 Marlene On The Wall Suzanne Vega 217
                                          54 52 2 Galveston Bay Lonnie Hill 217
                                          55 NE 1 The Finest The S.O.S. Band 209
                                          56 46 4 Come Hell Or Waters High Dee C. Lee 208
                                          57 NE 1 High Horse Evelyn 'Champagne' King 199
                                          58 38 5 Hounds Of Love Kate Bush 195
                                          59 42 3 I Do What I Do John Taylor 179
                                          60 54 6 Another Night Aretha Franklin 175
                                          61 45 10 Living In America James Brown 162
                                          62 64 5 Only Love Can Break Your Heart Mint Juleps 156
                                          63 39 8 And She Was Talking Heads 155
                                          64 70 4 Love Is War Brilliant 154
                                          65 71 2 A Goodbye Cameo 140
                                          66 NE 1 Strollin' On Maxi Priest 136
                                          67 96 4 These Dreams Heart 136
                                          68 78 2 Talk To Me Stevie Nicks 136
                                          69 85 3 It’s All Gone Chris Rea 131
                                          70 87 3 Can't Help Falling In Love Lick The Tins 127
                                          71 NE 1 She Knows Balaam And The Angel 126
                                          71 NE 1 Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy Saxon 126
                                          73 NE 1 I'm In Love Ruby Turner 123
                                          74 57 4 I Can't Let You Go 52nd Street 119
                                          75 NE 1 Sweetest Thing Gene Loves Jezebel 118
                                          76 76 4 Hey! Don't Waste My Time The Walkers 114
                                          *** 55 26 Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Part 1) James Brown 114
                                          *** 51 12 System Addict Five Star 114
                                          *** 59 4 Sheep The Housemartins 112
                                          *** 47 8 I'm Not Gonna Let You Colonel Abrams 111
                                          77 81 4 Back With The Boys Again / Get It Right Joe Fagin 107
                                          *** 68 5 Jericho Simply Red 107
                                          *** 66 16 Only Love Nana Mouskouri 104
                                          78 79 50 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 100
                                          *** 62 11 The Captain Of Her Heart Double 99
                                          79 88 3 Just Like That Gemini 96
                                          *** 73 6 Sugar Free (Remix) Juicy 96
                                          80 89 3 I Can't Hold Back / Burning Heart Survivor 94
                                          81 *** 19 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 92
                                          *** *** 9 Sanctify Yourself Simple Minds 91
                                          *** *** 23 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 88
                                          *** 53 9 Rise Public Image Ltd 88
                                          *** 63 25 Borderline Madonna 87
                                          82 98 2 Truth Or Dare Shirley Murdock 81
                                          83 93 3 This Is My Life Eartha Kitt 81
                                          *** *** 21 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 81
                                          *** *** 14 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha 77
                                          84 *** 11 La Vie En Rose / Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones 76
                                          *** 56 6 Stripped Depeche Mode 73
                                          85 131 2 Muscle Deep Then Jerico 72
                                          *** 72 12 Walk Of Life Dire Straits 70
                                          *** 90 7 One Step Kissing The Pink 70
                                          *** 77 3 Love's Gonna Get You Jocelyn Brown 69
                                          *** 80 11 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk 67
                                          86 105 2 Stick Around Julian Lennon 66
                                          *** 74 11 Imagination Belouis Some 65
                                          *** *** 5 The River Total Contrast 65
                                          *** 69 8 Turning Away Shakin' Stevens 63
                                          *** 50 5 Love Is The Drug Grace Jones 63
                                          87 100 9 Sara Starship 60
                                          88 92 5 Precious Little Diamond Fox The Fox 59
                                          89 83 4 Rhythm Of Your Love Isabel Roberts 59
                                          *** *** 6 Will You Satisfy? Cherrelle 55
                                          90 130 17 Edge Of Darkness Eric Clapton With Michael Kamen 54
                                          91 111 2 The Holiday Suite The Simon May Orchestra 54
                                          *** *** 6 Ladies Mantronix 54
                                          *** *** 14 Saturday Love Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal 52
                                          92 173 3 Prospects Made In England featuring Ray Dorset 51
                                          93 91 4 Imagination (Who Needs A Better Life) Chakk 50
                                          *** *** 7 Here Comes The Man Boom Boom Room 48
                                          *** 75 5 Cry To Heaven Elton John 48
                                          94 NE 1 Godstar Psychic TV And The Angels Of Light 46
                                          *** *** 9 My Magic Man Rochelle 46
                                          *** 94 4 The Trumpton Riots E.P. (12”) Half Man Half Biscuit 46
                                          95 NE 1 Gotta Find A Way Russ Brown 45
                                          *** *** 12 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley 45
                                          96 NE 1 I Think It's Love Jermaine Jackson 44
                                          97 NE 1 Modern Times Latin Quarter 41
                                          98 103 3 The Time Warp Damian 41
                                          *** 97 20 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 41
                                          *** 99 4 In The Neighbourhood Tom Waits 41
                                          99 123 2 The Trumpton Riots (7”) Half Man Half Biscuit 40
                                          *** *** 8 Pain Betty Wright 39
                                          100 110 4 Field Work Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Thomas Dolby 38
                                          101 86 12 If I Ruled The World Kurtis Blow 38
                                          *** 104 3 Chain Mail James 37
                                          102 102 4 Live It Up Mental As Anything 36
                                          *** *** 12 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 36
                                          103 84 4 Turn To The Sky The March Violets 35
                                          104 NE 1 Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune) It's Immaterial 34
                                          *** *** 10 If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Ruby Turner featuring Jonathan Butler 34
                                          *** *** 7 Moon Over Bourbon Street Sting 34
                                          105 NE 1 The Music Of Goodbye (Love Theme From "Out Of Africa") Melissa Manchester And Al Jarreau 33
                                          106 *** 5 Pistol In My Pocket Lana Pellay 33
                                          107 NE 1 Slowly September 32
                                          108 *** 7 Stages ZZ Top 32
                                          109 108 2 Rock The Bells LL Cool J 32
                                          110 122 15 Alice, I Want You Just For Me! Full Force 30
                                          111 116 3 If You Want Love Tululah Moon 30
                                          112 *** 154 Blue Monday New Order 29
                                          *** *** 19 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin 29
                                          *** *** 9 The Sweetest Girl Madness 29
                                          *** *** 6 We Can Make It Happen Prince Charles & The City Beat Band 29
                                          113 95 3 You've Got The Power Win 29
                                          *** *** 17 Dress You Up Madonna 28
                                          *** *** 5 Madonna's Eyes Jennifer Rush 28
                                          *** *** 7 Female Intuition Mai-Tai 28
                                          *** *** 6 Just Can't Stand It Matt Bianco 28
                                          *** *** 9 Shot In The Dark Ozzy Osbourne 28
                                          114 113 2 For America Jackson Browne 27
                                          115 RE 67 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 26
                                          116 139 17 Wrap Her Up Elton John 26
                                          117 *** 11 Spirit Of '76 The Alarm 26
                                          118 *** 13 You Little Thief Feargal Sharkey 26
                                          *** *** 19 I'm Your Man Wham! 26
                                          119 115 3 I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me Rosanne Cash 26
                                          120 101 3 This Is The House The Three Degrees 26
                                          121 NE 1 That Girl FM 25
                                          121 NE 1 Personal Column Atmosfear 25
                                          123 133 4 King Holiday King Dream Chorus & The Holiday Crew 25
                                          124 129 45 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 25
                                          *** *** 12 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) Eurythmics 25
                                          125 120 3 Waiting For Love Pete Shelley 25
                                          *** *** 6 Do You Love Me Durell Coleman 25
                                          126 166 81 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 24
                                          127 *** 7 Sex As A Weapon Pat Benatar 24
                                          128 *** 19 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 24
                                          *** *** 30 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 24
                                          129 RE 3 Love's Gone Mad Seventh Avenue 23
                                          130 131 2 What Cha Gonna Do About Our Love Cissy Houston 23
                                          *** *** 9 Sidewalk Talk Jellybean 23
                                          131 112 9 Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Costello Show featuring Confederates 23
                                          *** 106 8 I Miss You Klymaxx 23
                                          132 174 85 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 22
                                          133 172 32 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 22
                                          134 138 10 I Can't Wait Stevie Nicks 22
                                          135 127 3 Wildest Dreams Bill Nelson 22
                                          *** *** 18 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 22
                                          136 *** 8 Surprise Surprise Cilla Black 21
                                          *** *** 17 Russians Sting 21
                                          *** 117 23 Walking In The Air Aled Jones 21
                                          137 154 2 Far Side Of Crazy Wall Of Voodoo 20
                                          138 *** 8 Smokin' In The Boys Room / Home Sweet Home (Remix) Mötley Crüe 20
                                          139 144 2 The Wild Colonial Boy (Part 1) Ruefrex 20
                                          140 125 54 Eastenders Simon May 20
                                          141 123 2 You Need More Calypso Ralph MacDonald featuring Dennis Collins 20
                                          *** 121 41 The Power Of Love (Remix) Jennifer Rush 20
                                          142 NE 1 Sing Song Sudden Sway 19
                                          143 160 2 Do Anything You Wanna Do Manfred Mann's Earthband 19
                                          *** *** 11 Years Later Cactus World News 19
                                          144 RE 24 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey 18
                                          145 RE 16 She's Strange Cameo 18
                                          146 197 2 She Loves Me Now Beres Hammond 18
                                          147 *** 7 Hold On (To What You've Got) The Danse Society 18
                                          *** *** 11 Hold Me Teddy Pendergrass With Whitney Houston 18
                                          *** *** 17 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 18
                                          *** 109 4 National Avenue (Sunday Afternoon) Red Guitars 18
                                          *** 107 3 Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely Hüsker Dü 18
                                          148 137 3 The Genius Of Love Roger Whittaker 18
                                          149 RE 26 Take On Me a-ha 17
                                          150 153 13 Voices Russ Ballard 17
                                          *** *** 4 Don't You Want My Love Nicole 17
                                          *** 128 4 Night Run UFO 17
                                          151 NE 1 Irresistible Stephanie 16
                                          151 NE 1 Raise The Dragon Intimate Strangers 16
                                          153 NE 1 Better Must Come Junior C Reaction 16
                                          154 RE 34 Trapped Colonel Abrams 16
                                          155 RE 15 My Guy, My Girl Amii Stewart & Deon Estus 16
                                          156 192 4 I Have A Dream Nana Mouskouri 16
                                          157 169 4 The Wheel / Flying Scotsman / Prisoner Of Love / Liberator Spear Of Destiny 16
                                          158 142 2 House Rocker Lovebug Starski 16
                                          *** *** 4 Strung Out Paul Laurence 16
                                          *** *** 9 My Cleopatra The Flaming Mussolinis 16
                                          159 135 17 Leaving Me Now (Re-Mix) Level 42 16
                                          160 134 10 The Promise Arcadia 16
                                          *** *** 10 In A Lifetime Clannad 16
                                          161 114 7 Into The Fire Hitlist 16
                                          162 NE 1 Baby You're Something Else The Chevalier Brothers 15
                                          163 RE 103 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 15
                                          164 NE 1 Everyday James Taylor 15
                                          165 RE 3 Rules And Regulations (EP) We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It!! 15
                                          166 RE 14 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden 15
                                          167 NE 1 She Grew Up Jake Burns And The Big Wheel 15
                                          168 NE 1 I Hope And I Pray Alvin Stardust And Sheila Walsh 15
                                          169 *** 23 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits 15
                                          170 *** 8 I Know That Mood Shooting Party 15
                                          *** *** 7 I Love You Stephen Duffy 15
                                          *** *** 11 Shake Your Foundations AC/DC 15
                                          *** *** 11 Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp 15
                                          *** *** 6 The Power Is Yours Redskins 15
                                          *** *** 12 Funky Sensation Ladies Choice 15
                                          171 126 21 After The Love Has Gone Princess 15
                                          172 RE 49 Jingo Candido 14
                                          173 RE 38 Crazy For You Madonna 14
                                          174 199 68 Tainted Love Soft Cell 14
                                          175 *** 9 A Love Bizarre Sheila E. 14
                                          176 176 29 Dancing In The Street David Bowie and Mick Jagger 14
                                          177 168 20 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 14
                                          178 159 3 A Little More Love Zeno 14
                                          *** 151 4 Heartbeat Like A Drum A Flock Of Seagulls 14
                                          179 150 7 Beat's So Lonely Charlie Sexton 14
                                          180 RE 18 I Found Lovin' The Fatback Band 13
                                          181 RE 21 Nikita Elton John 13
                                          183 RE 21 See The Day Dee C. Lee 13
                                          184 RE 10 Closer To Your Heart Clannad 13
                                          185 165 18 Girlie Girlie Sophia George 13
                                          186 164 4 Tell Me What You Want Warren Mills 13
                                          187 156 4 Behind The Mask Greg Phillinganes 13
                                          188 148 23 Waterfront Simple Minds 13
                                          *** 140 25 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds 13
                                          *** *** 5 Heartache No 9 Hot Chocolate 13
                                          *** *** 16 One Nation Masquerade 13
                                          189 NE 1 Papers Alan Price 12
                                          189 NE 1 I Will Be There The Escape Club 12
                                          191 RE 40 The Unforgettable Fire U2 12
                                          192 RE 20 Silver Shadow Atlantic Starr 12
                                          193 RE 7 Desire (Come And Get It) Gene Loves Jezebel 12
                                          194 RE 16 Revolution (Remix) The Cult 12
                                          195 RE 10 Leader Of The Pack Twisted Sister 12
                                          196 183 2 Somewhere In China (EP) Shop Assistants 12
                                          197 181 17 Heart Of Lothian Marillion 12
                                          198 180 54 Drive The Cars 12
                                          *** *** 11 It Doesn't Really Matter Zapp 12
                                          *** *** 5 You Think You're A... Medley Divine 12
                                          199 163 36 Too Many Games Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 12
                                          200 158 3 Zarozinia Hawkwind 12

                                          chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                                          • #96
                                            'The Trumton Riots' by Half Man Half Biscuit is listed twice. The 12" EP is starred out between numbers 94 and 95 (with a last wek position of 94) while the 7" climbs from 123 to 99. The OCC chart archive has combined the chart runs of both formats and shows the record as falling from 94 to 99. This is incorrect.

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                                            • #97
                                              The Escape Club 'I Will Be There' is one I'm pleased to see.

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                                              • #98
                                                Sudden Sway are an interesting failure study. They had a lot of money spent on them for so little reward. https://www.discogs.com/artist/81850-Sudden-Sway

                                                The band was formed in 1980 by Mike McGuire (vocals) and Steve Rolls (Guitar) after disbanding 1st generation punk band The Now. They recruited Pete Jostins (Bass), Shaun Foreman (Guitar & Keyboards) and Colin Meech (Drums), with various others contributing in their early days.[1] They were initially influenced by bands such as A Certain Ratio and Shriekback.[1] Their first releases were two self-financed singles, "Jane's Third Party" and the To You, With Regard EP, in 1980 and 1981 respectively. The latter was sufficiently successful to attract major-label interest from CBS and Virgin Records, but after a further single on their own 'Chant' label, and with guitarist Simon Childs added as a permanent member, they signed a deal with Warners subsidiary Blanco y Negro, debuting on the label in 1986 with eight versions of the single "Sing Song".[1] After releasing the Spacemate package - a double LP, book, poster, set of cards and instruction manual, packaged together in a soap box container and designed by Jon Wozencroft, the band moved on to indie label Rough Trade Records, where they would stay for the rest of their career. Their fondness for remixes was evident on their first Rough Trade release, a 7-inch EP featuring eight, 1 minute songs and titles "Autumn Cut Back Job Lot Offer", released in early 1987. The following year, they released their second album, '76 Kids Forever, which they described as a "soap opera musical". With Childs departing, the band continued for one final effort, 1990's Ko-Opera album, before splitting up.
                                                Just look at their album! A "soap box" set for a group with no hits! https://www.discogs.com/release/2332...Sway-Spacemate
                                                The single is not bad and certainly should have been bigger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUU45bTzdCc
                                                Despite signing to Rough Trade none of those singles or albums made the Cherry Red archived indie chart - only a Peel Sessions EP charted there in 86.

                                                Intimate Strangers' bio is interesting as well https://www.discogs.com/artist/84658...te-Strangers-2

                                                Raise The Dragon was a duo from Scotland (Richard Spellman - vocal & Sean Lyons -guitar) who released one only Ep before quickly changing their name to Intimate Strangers to come out with an album in 1986 on IRS Records. Mark Fox and Les Nemes from Haircut 100 played on this album. Sean has played the guitar with such diverse artists as George Clinton, Robyn Hitchcock and Brian Kennedy, toured in '98 with French star Patricia Kaas and even played banjo on "5-6-7-8" by Steps (a career high?). He has collaborated with Stewart Copeland on work included in Rumble Fish and Highlander 3 amongst other films, and David Bowie recorded one of his first songs "Criminal World" on the "Let's Dance" album.
                                                Back in 1976 he was a member of art rock band Metro together with Peter Godwin before forming Raise The Dragon.
                                                Another pretty good single https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L92GrPEHeU

                                                There's Christian artist Sheila Walsh charting with a duet with a male again. I wonder if she ever charted by herself? She came to the church i used to go about 15 years ago to tell us about her time as a sort-of popstar (no juicy info about Cliff!). [at least i think she did - i may have got her mixed up with the woman from Heartbeat who definitely came to our church - Tears From Heaven 1987!]

                                                Last edited by Blondini; Sat November 5, 2022, 19:04.

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                                                • #99
                                                  Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                                  'The Trumton Riots' by Half Man Half Biscuit is listed twice. The 12" EP is starred out between numbers 94 and 95 (with a last wek position of 94) while the 7" climbs from 123 to 99. The OCC chart archive has combined the chart runs of both formats and shows the record as falling from 94 to 99. This is incorrect.
                                                  HMHB and Fuzzbox were getting a lot of media interest at this stage, but what has emerged in the last few weeks is that their tiny labels, Probe Plus and Vindaloo, didn't know how to play the chart game. They ended up splitting their sales with 2-track singles and EPs, rather than offering the usual 7" and 12" options.

                                                  It will be interesting to see the sales pattern of another Vindaloo release, in the summer of '86, which reportedly achieved high sales but a relatively low chart placing.

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                                                  • I've been looking out for Blue Zone "Love Will Wait" no sign yet, it was released Feb/Mar 1986, Finest Thing released around June

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