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  • Irish Singles Charts 1979-1981

    As part of a plan to produce seven handy threads, each covering three years of the Irish charts of the last 21 years of the twentieth century - others of which are already in progress! - this one will cover the charts from 1979 to 1981, as broadcast on RTE Radio (529 and Cork 253), then on RTE Radio 2.

    The earliest Irish charts I listened to, and took notes of, were in the closing weeks of 1978 - so I'll start off this thread with those. It would appear that it was at almost exactly at this point that the Irish Yop 20 chart expanded to a Top 30. However, the weekly chart show then only lasted for an hour (2.00 - 3.00 on Sundays, presented by Jimmy Greeley), and it featured only the Irish records in the bottom ten of the Top 30, followed by the Top 20 in full. However, "Last week" positions were frequently given for records climbing into the top 20 from the bottom 10, and occasionally other singles in the lower range of the chart were also mentioned.

    So I'll be including these additional details as far as possible here - and hopefully the information on www.irishcharts.ie and in the spreadsheet of Larry Gogan's book, discussed elsewhere, will enable some of the gaps to be filled. I've tried to get this coverage of the initial weeks as full as I can, although I still seem to have quite a few unknowns at present! If anyone can offer any corrections or clarifications, please post.......

    So, here we go:


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    SIX YEARS LATER.....

    Research by beatlened has now revealed most - indeed,
    very nearly all - of the chart positions that were unknown
    when this thread was originally produced. It has now
    been updated to include all the previously missing data.


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    Broadcast 17th December 1978, published 22nd December 1978

    01 01 04 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M
    02 02 04 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - BEE GEES
    03 13 02 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    04 ---- 01 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    05 04 32 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    06 21 02 I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER - SARAH BRIGHTMAN / HOT GOSSIP
    07 03 10 RAT TRAP - BOOMTOWN RATS
    08 09 02 GREASED LIGHTNING - JOHN TRAVOLTA
    09 12 03 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    10 06 08 DARLIN' - FRANKIE MILLER

    11 08 02 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE
    12 05 05 DO YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART
    13 07 03 PRIDE OF THE HERD - SHAUN DAVEY
    14 23 02 DON'T CRY OUT LOUD - ELKIE BROOKES
    15 16 07 PART TIME LOVE - ELTON JOHN
    16 25 02 CHRISTMAS IN SMURFLAND - FATHER ABRAHAM
    17 ---- 01 A TASTE OF AGGRO - THE BARRON KNIGHTS
    18 15 09 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN - JOHNNY MATHIS
    19 20 05 HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE - BLONDIE
    20 11 14 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    21 14 06 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - SHOWADDYWADDY
    22 28 02 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    23 10 09 FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS / BICYCLE RACE - QUEEN
    24 ---- 01 CHRISTMAS TIME IN IRELAND - ANN BUSHNELL
    25 17 04 ALWAYS AND FOREVER / MIND BLOWING DECISIONS - HEATWAVE
    26 ---- 01 RAINING IN MY HEART - LEO SAYER
    27 26 10 LUCKY STARS - DEAN FRIEDMAN
    28 19 13 SUMMER NIGHTS - JOHN TRAVOLTA and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    29 ---- 01 IN THE BUSH - MUSIQUE
    30 ---- 01 SHOOTING STAR - DOLLAR



    Broadcast 24th December 1978, published 5th January 1979

    01 01 05 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M
    02 04 02 Y.M.C.A. - THE VILLAGE PEOPLE
    03 03 03 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    04 02 05 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - THE BEE GEES
    05 06 03 I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER - SARAH BRIGHTMAN & HOT GOSSIP
    06 05 33 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA AND THE MISSISSIPPI
    07 Re 03 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS - BARBRA (STREISAND) and NEIL (DIAMOND)
    08 10 09 DARLIN' - FRANKIE MILLER
    09 08 03 GREASED LIGHTNING - JOHN TRAVOLTA
    10 11 03 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE

    11 09 04 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    12 07 11 RAT TRAP - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
    13 17 02 A TASTE OF AGGRO - THE BARRON KNIGHTS
    14 16 03 CHRISTMAS IN SMURFLAND - FATHER ABRAHAM AND THE SMURFS
    15 12 06 DA YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART
    16 14 03 DON'T CRY OUT LOUD - ELKIE BROOKS
    17 18 10 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN - JOHNNY MATHIS
    18 15 08 PART TIME LOVE - ELTON JOHN
    19 24 02 CHRISTMAS TIME IN IRELAND - ANN BUSHNELL
    20 30 02 SHOOTING STAR - DOLLAR

    21 ---- 01 SONG FOR GUY - ELTON JOHN
    22 19 05 ALWAYS AND FOREVER / MIND BLOWING DECISIONS - HEATWAVE
    23 22 03 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    24 13 04 PRIDE OF THE HERD - SHAUN DAVEY
    25 21 06 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - SHOWADDYWADDY
    26 26 02 RAINING IN MY HEART - LEO SAYER
    27 19 06 HANGIN' ON THE TELEPHONE - BLONDIE
    28 ---- 01 E.L.O. (E.P.) - THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
    29 20 15 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    30 23 10 FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS / BICYCLE RACE - QUEEN



    Broadcast 7th January 1979, published 12th January 1979

    01 01 06 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M
    02 02 03 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    03 03 04 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    04 04 06 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - BEE GEES
    05 05 04 I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER - SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP
    06 06 34 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    07 07 04 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS - BARBRA (STREISAND) AND NEIL (DIAMOND)
    08 08 10 DARLIN' - FRANKIE MILLER
    09 09 04 GREASED LIGHTNING - JOHN TRAVOLTA
    10 11 05 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    11 13 03 A TASTE OF AGGRO - THE BARRON KNIGHTS
    12 21 02 SONG FOR GUY - ELTON JOHN
    13 10 04 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE
    14 19 03 CHRISTMAS TIME IN IRELAND - ANN BUSHNELL
    15 20 03 SHOOTING STAR - DOLLAR
    16 18 09 PART TIME LOVE - ELTON JOHN
    17 12 12 RAT TRAP - BOOMTOWN RATS
    18 23 04 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    19 28 02 E.L.O. (EP) - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
    20 14 04 CHRISTMAS IN SMURFLAND - FATHER ABRAHAM

    21 26 03 RAINING IN MY HEART - LEO SAYER
    22 Re 15 SUMMER NIGHTS - JOHN TRAVOLTA and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    23 16 04 DON'T CRY OUT LOUD - ELKIE BROOKS
    24 17 11 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN - JOHNNY MATHIS
    25 25 07 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - SHOWADDYWADDY
    26 22 06 ALWAYS AND FOREVER / MIND BLOWING DECISIONS - HEATWAVE
    27 27 07 HANGIN' ON THE TELEPHONE - BLONDIE
    28 24 05 PRIDE OF THE HERD - SHAUN DAVEY
    29 15 07 DA YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART
    30 29 16 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN



    Broadcast 14th January 1979, published 19th January 1979

    01 02 04 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    02 01 07 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M
    03 03 05 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    04 07 05 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS - BARBRA (STREISAND) AND NEIL (DIAMOND)
    05 05 05 I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER - SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP
    06 04 07 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - BEE GEES
    07 06 35 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    08 12 03 SONG FOR GUY - ELTON JOHN
    09 10 06 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    10 08 11 DARLIN' - FRANKIE MILLER

    11 13 05 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE
    12 09 05 GREASED LIGHTNING - JOHN TRAVOLTA
    13 18 05 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    14 16 10 PART TIME LOVE - ELTON JOHN
    15 19 03 E.L.O. (EP) - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
    16 15 04 SHOOTING STAR - DOLLAR
    17 ---- 01 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS
    18 11 04 A TASTE OF AGGRO - THE BARRON KNIGHTS
    19 26 07 ALWAYS AND FOREVER - HEATWAVE
    20 22 16 SUMMER NIGHTS - JOHN TRAVOLTA / OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    21 ---- 01 SEPTEMBER - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
    22 25 08 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - SHOWADDYWADDY
    23 ---- 01 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL
    24 17 13 RAT TRAP - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
    25 14 04 CHRISTMAS TIME IN IRELAND - ANN BUSHNELL
    26 21 04 RAINING IN MY HEART - LEO SAYER
    27 ---- 01 LE FREAK - CHIC
    28 ---- 01 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - THE SHADOWS
    29 27 08 HANGIN' ON THE TELEPHONE - BLONDIE
    30 ---- 01 SLOW DOWN - KENNY RYDER BAND



    Broadcast 21st January 1979, published 26th January 1979

    01 01 05 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    02 03 06 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    03 17 02 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS
    04 09 07 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    05 05 06 I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER - SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP
    06 11 06 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE
    07 08 04 SONG FOR GUY - ELTON JOHN
    08 07 36 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    09 12 06 GREASED LIGHTNING - JOHN TRAVOLTA
    10 06 08 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - BEE GEES

    11 13 06 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    12 02 08 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M
    13 ---- 01 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
    14 04 06 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS - BARBRA (STREISAND) AND NEIL (DIAMOND)
    15 28 02 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - SHADOWS
    16 ---- 01 I'M EVERY WOMAN - CHAKA KHAN
    17 10 12 DARLIN' - FRANKIE MILLER
    18 ---- 01 MIRRORS - SALLY OLDFIELD
    19 14 11 PART TIME LOVE - ELTON JOHN
    20 18 05 A TASTE OF AGGRO - THE BARRON KNIGHTS

    21 27 02 LE FREAK - CHIC
    22 16 05 SHOOTING STAR - DOLLAR
    23 Re 08 DA YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART
    24 24 14 RAT TRAP - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
    25 29 09 HANGIN' ON THE TELEPHONE - BLONDIE
    26 19 08 ALWAYS AND FOREVER/ MIND BLOWING DECISIONS - HEATWAVE
    27 ---- 01 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BARRY WHITE
    28 ---- 01 WHEN I'M AWAY FROM YOU - FRANKIE MILLER
    29 Re 31 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING - BONEY M
    30 22 09 PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - SHOWADDYWADDY





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    Broadcast 28th January 1979, published 2nd February 1979

    01 01 06 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    02 03 03 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS
    03 02 07 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    04 13 02 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
    05 04 08 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    06 Re 02 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL
    07 11 07 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    08 Re 02 SEPTEMBER - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
    09 15 03 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - SHADOWS
    10 08 37 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA

    11 07 05 SONG FOR GUY - ELTON JOHN
    12 05 07 I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER - SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP
    13 06 07 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE
    14 10 09 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - BEE GEES
    15 18 02 MIRRORS - SALLY OLDFIELD
    16 27 02 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BARRY WHITE
    17 16 02 I'M EVERY WOMAN - CHAKA KHAN
    18 ---- 01 THIS IS IT - DAN HARTMAN
    19 ---- 01 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
    20 21 03 LE FREAK - CHIC

    21 28 02 WHEN I'M AWAY FROM YOU - FRANKIE MILLER
    22 09 07 GREASED LIGHTNING - JOHN TRAVOLTA
    23 ---- 01 COULD IT BE MAGIC - BARRY MANILOW
    24 14 07 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS - BARBRA (STREISAND) AND NEIL (DIAMOND)
    25 ---- 01 CAR 67 - DRIVER 67
    26 22 06 SHOOTING STAR - DOLLAR
    27 ---- 01 JE SUIS MUSIC - CERRONE
    28 29 32 RIVERS OF BABYLON / BROWN GIRL IN THE RING - BONEY M
    29 12 09 MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - BONEY M
    30 24 15 RAT TRAP - THE BOOMTOWN RATS




    Broadcast 4th February 1979, published 9th February 1979

    01 01 07 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    02 02 04 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS
    03 04 03 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
    04 05 09 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    05 03 08 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    06 ---- 01 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
    07 09 04 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - SHADOWS
    08 ---- 01 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
    09 07 08 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    10 19 02 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES

    11 08 03 SEPTEMBER - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
    12 06 03 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL
    13 10 38 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    14 15 03 MIRRORS - SALLY OLDFIELD
    15 16 03 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BARRY WHITE
    16 13 08 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE
    17 14 10 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - BEE GEES
    18 18 02 THIS IS IT - DAN HARTMAN
    19 23 02 COULD IT BE MAGIC - BARRY MANILOW
    20 17 03 I'M EVERY WOMAN - CHAKA KHAN

    21 21 03 WHEN I'M AWAY FROM YOU - FRANKIE MILLER
    22 12 08 I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER - SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND HOT GOSSIP
    23 ---- 01 IF YOU'VE GOT TEN MINUTES - ROLY DANIELS
    24 24 08 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS - BARBRA (STREISAND) AND NEIL (DIAMOND)
    25 11 06 SONG FOR GUY - ELTON JOHN
    26 25 02 CAR 67 - DRIVER 67
    27 28 33 RIVERS OF BABYLON/ BROWN GIRL IN THE RING - BONEY M
    28 ---- 01 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
    29 27 02 JE SUIS MUSIC - CERRONE
    30 ---- 01 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS





    Broadcast 11th February 1979, published 16th February 1979

    01 08 02 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
    02 06 02 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
    03 02 05 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS
    04 03 04 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
    05 01 08 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    06 04 10 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    07 10 03 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
    08 12 04 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL
    09 07 05 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - SHADOWS
    10 09 09 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY

    11 11 04 SEPTEMBER - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
    12 05 09 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    13 14 04 MIRRORS - SALLY OLDFIELD
    14 13 39 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    15 18 03 THIS IS IT - DAN HARTMAN
    16 ---- 01 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
    17 15 04 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BARRY WHITE
    18 19 03 COULD IT BE MAGIC - BARRY MANILOW
    19 ---- 01 I WAS MADE FOR DANCING - LEIF GARRETT
    20 16 09 I'LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE

    21 28 02 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
    22 17 11 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - THE BEE GEES
    23 ---- 01 (OUR LOVE) DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY - ANDY GIBB
    24 ---- 01 GET IT - DARTS
    25 26 03 CAR 67 - DRIVER 67
    26 23 02 IF YOU'VE GOT TEN MINUTES - ROLY DANIELS
    27 29 03 JE SUIS MUSIC - CERRONE
    28 ---- 01 SHADOWPLAY - RORY GALLAGHER
    29 ---- 01 TAKE ON THE WORLD - JUDAS PRIEST
    30 30 02 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS





    Broadcast 18th February 1979, published 23rd February 1979

    01 01 03 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
    02 02 03 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
    03 08 05 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL
    04 16 02 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
    05 03 06 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS
    06 07 04 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
    07 09 06 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - SHADOWS
    08 05 09 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    09 10 10 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    10 06 11 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    11 12 10 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY
    12 19 02 I WAS MADE FOR DANCING - LEIF GARRETT
    13 04 05 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
    14 ---- 01 AIN'T LOVE A BITCH - ROD STEWART
    15 11 05 SEPTEMBER - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
    16 13 05 MIRRORS - SALLY OLDFIELD
    17 ---- 01 MILK AND ALCOHOL - DOCTOR FEELGOOD
    18 14 40 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    19 24 02 GET IT - DARTS
    20 21 03 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN

    21 29 02 TAKE ON THE WORLD - JUDAS PRIEST
    22 ---- 01 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
    23 17 05 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - BARRY WHITE
    24 30 03 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
    25 22 12 TOO MUCH HEAVEN - THE BEE GEES
    26 25 04 CAR 67 - DRIVER 67
    27 15 04 THIS IS IT - DAN HARTMAN
    28 23 02 (OUR LOVE) DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY - ANDY GIBB
    29 ---- 01 PAPER TOWN - BILL RYAN AND BUCKSHOT
    30 ---- 01 KING ROCKER - GENERATION X




    Broadcast 25th February 1979, published 2nd March 1979

    01 01 04 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
    02 04 03 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
    03 02 04 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
    04 03 06 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL
    05 12 03 I WAS MADE FOR DANCING - LEIF GARRETT
    06 14 02 AIN'T LOVE A BITCH - ROD STEWART
    07 06 05 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
    08 17 02 MILK AND ALCOHOL - DOCTOR FEELGOOD
    09 09 11 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
    10 19 03 GET IT - DARTS

    11 07 07 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - SHADOWS
    12 21 03 TAKE ON THE WORLD - JUDAS PRIEST
    13 18 41 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
    14 ---- 01 CONTACT - EDWIN STARR
    15 22 02 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
    16 05 07 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS
    17 26 05 CAR 67 - DRIVER 67
    18 08 10 YMCA - VILLAGE PEOPLE
    19 24 04 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
    20 30 02 KING ROCKER - GENERATION X

    21 28 03 (OUR LOVE) DON'T THROW IT ALL AWAY - ANDY GIBB
    22 16 06 MIRRORS - SALLY OLDFIELD
    23 20 04 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
    24 Re 02 SHADOWPLAY - RORY GALLAGHER
    25 15 06 SEPTEMBER - EARTH WIND AND FIRE
    26 13 06 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
    27 29 02 PAPER TOWN - BILL RYAN AND BUCKSHOT
    28 10 12 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
    29 27 05
    THIS IS IT - DAN HARTMAN
    30 ---- 01 IF I DREAM - BRENDAN SHINE

    Previously we knew the three tracks by Irish acts in the bottom ten of this week's top thirty, and could identify from Larry's book six more hits that had to be somewhere there. The RTE guide revealed more about what positions those occupied - but the bits in blue were accidentally omitted, giving the impression that Dan Hartman was at 28 and there was no number 29! It could be confirmed a few months later from the points for the year-to-date charts (see the new last post on this page!) that Olivia Newton John scored three points for being at 28 in this week.






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      CZB

      Thanks for posting this thread.
      The 65th Beatle

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        Broadcast 4th March 1979, published 9th March 1979

        01 02 04 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
        02 03 05 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
        03 01 05 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
        04 08 03 MILK AND ALCOHOL - DOCTOR FEELGOOD
        05 06 03 AIN'T LOVE A BITCH - ROD STEWART
        06 15 03 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
        07 05 04 I WAS MADE FOR DANCING - LEIF GARRETT
        08 14 02 CONTACT - EDWIN STARR
        09 10 04 GET IT - DARTS
        10 04 07 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL

        11 13 42 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
        12 12 04 TAKE ON THE WORLD - JUDAS PRIEST
        13 17 06 CAR 67 - DRIVER 67
        14 09 09 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
        15 19 05 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
        16 ---- 01 BAT OUT OF HELL - MEATLOAF
        17 ---- 01 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
        18 ---- 01 RED IS THE ROSE - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
        19 07 06 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
        20 20 03 KING ROCKER - GENERATION X

        21 11 08 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - SHADOWS
        22 ---- 01 PAINTER MAN - BONEY M
        23 30 02 IF I DREAM - BRENDAN SHINE
        24 ---- 01 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
        25 ---- 01 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
        26 26 07 HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
        27 ---- 01 THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS - MEMBERS
        28 23 05 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
        29 ---- 01 HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY - JIM McCANN
        30 ---- 01 CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE - REAL THING

        From Larry's book, we thought ENGLISH CIVIL WAR - CLASH would enter this week, but it didn't.....instead, CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE - REAL THING appears for the first of three isolated weeks. The other two are in the book, this one isn't.



        Broadcast 11th March 1979, published 16th March 1979

        01 01 05 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
        02 ---- 01 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
        03 02 06 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
        04 06 04 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
        05 03 06 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
        06 18 02 RED IS THE ROSE - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
        07 11 43 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
        08 ---- 01 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
        09 17 02 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
        10 07 05 I WAS MADE FOR DANCING - LEIF GARRETT

        11 12 05 TAKE ON THE WORLD - JUDAS PRIEST
        12 08 03 CONTACT - EDWIN STARR
        13 22 02 PAINTER MAN - BONEY M
        14 04 04 MILK AND ALCOHOL - DOCTOR FEELGOOD
        15 09 05 GET IT - DARTS
        16 ---- 01 WAITING FOR AN ALIBI - THIN LIZZY
        17 15 06 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
        18 27 02 THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS - MEMBERS
        19 16 02 BAT OUT OF HELL - MEATLOAF
        20 24 02 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS

        21 25 02 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
        22 05 04 AIN'T LOVE A BITCH - ROD STEWART
        23 23 03 IF I DREAM - BRENDAN SHINE
        24 14 10 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY
        25 19 07 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
        26 ---- 01 SOMETHING ELSE - SEX PISTOLS
        27 29 02 HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY - JIM McCANN
        28 28 06 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
        29 ---- 01 ENGLISH CIVIL WAR - CLASH
        30 ---- 01 HONEY I'M LOST - DOOLEYS




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          Broadcast 18th March 1979, published 23th March 1979

          01 02 02 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
          02 01 06 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
          03 03 07 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
          04 04 05 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
          05 06 03 RED IS THE ROSE - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
          06 09 03 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
          07 08 02 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
          08 16 02 WAITING FOR AN ALIBI - THIN LIZZY
          09 26 02 SOMETHING ELSE - SEX PISTOLS
          10 20 03 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS

          11 21 03 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
          12 13 03 PAINTER MAN - BONEY M
          13 07 44 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
          14 05 07 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
          15 17 07 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
          16 15 06 GET IT - DARTS
          17 ---- 01 INTO THE VALLEY - SKIDS
          18 ---- 01 KEEP ON DANCIN' - GARY'S GANG
          19 25 08 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
          20 23 04 IF I DREAM - BRENDAN SHINE

          21 14 05 MILK AND ALCOHOL - DOCTOR FEELGOOD
          22 27 03 HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY - JIM McCANN
          23 Re 02 CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE - REAL THING
          24 18 03 THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS - MEMBERS
          25 28 07 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
          26 30 02 HONEY I'M LOST - DOOLEYS
          27 19 03 BAT OUT OF HELL - MEATLOAF
          28 10 06 I WAS MADE FOR DANCING - LEIF GARRETT
          29 29 02 ENGLISH CIVIL WAR - CLASH
          30 11 06 TAKE ON THE WORLD - JUDAS PRIEST



          Broadcast 25th March 1979, published 30th March 1979

          01 01 03 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
          02 02 07 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
          03 07 03 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
          04 05 04 RED IS THE ROSE - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
          05 06 04 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
          06 08 03 WAITING FOR AN ALIBI - THIN LIZZY
          07 03 08 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
          08 09 03 SOMETHING ELSE - SEX PISTOLS
          09 04 06 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
          10 22 04 HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY - JIM McCANN

          11 15 08 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
          12 13 45 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
          13 18 02 KEEP ON DANCIN' - GARY'S GANG
          14 11 04 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
          15 17 02 INTO THE VALLEY - SKIDS
          16 10 04 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
          17 ---- 01 CLOG DANCE - VIOLINSKI
          18 20 05 IF I DREAM - BRENDAN SHINE
          19 19 09 WOMAN IN LOVE - THE THREE DEGREES
          20 12 04 PAINTER MAN - BONEY M

          21 25 08 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
          22 ---- 01 IN THE NAVY - VILLAGE PEOPLE
          23 26 03 HONEY I'M LOST - DOOLEYS
          24 ---- 01 LUCKY NUMBER - LENE LOVICH
          25 14 08 CHIQUITITA - ABBA
          26 Re 10 YOU AND I - LOUDEST WHISPER
          27 ---- 01 WOW - KATE BUSH
          28 28 07 I WAS MADE FOR DANCING - LEIF GARRETT
          29 16 07 GET IT - DARTS
          30 ---- 01 GET DOWN - GENE CHANDLER




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              The obvious problems with the data on the website (Larry's book) around Christmas 78 are these, as far as I can tell.

              1. The chart of 7th January (which would be the 4th of January on the website) is not recognised.

              2. The chart of 24th December is repeated and even then only the top 20 has been included. This means that the likes of Rat Trap does indeed have 15 weeks, instead of 14.
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                Broadcast 1st April 1979, published 6th April 1979

                01 01 04 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
                02 05 05 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                03 04 05 RED IS THE ROSE - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
                04 22 02 IN THE NAVY - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                05 03 04 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
                06 02 08 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
                07 14 05 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                08 06 04 WAITING FOR AN ALIBI - THIN LIZZY
                09 24 02 LUCKY NUMBER - LENE LOVICH
                10 13 03 KEEP ON DANCIN' - GARY'S GANG

                11 17 02 CLOG DANCE - VIOLINSKI
                12 11 09 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
                13 12 46 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                14 08 04 SOMETHING ELSE - SEX PISTOLS
                15 09 07 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
                16 07 09 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE
                17 27 02 WOW - KATE BUSH
                18 26 11 YOU AND I - LOUDEST WHISPER
                19 15 03 INTO THE VALLEY - SKIDS
                20 18 05 IF I DREAM - BRENDAN SHINE

                21 ---- 01 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                22 ---- 01 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                23 Re 03 CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE - REAL THING
                24 ---- 01 I WANT YOUR LOVE - CHIC
                25 21 09 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
                26 ---- 01 HOLD THE LINE - TOTO
                27 ---- 01 EVERYBODY'S HAPPY NOWADAYS - BUZZCOCKS
                28 ---- 01 STRANGE TOWN - THE JAM
                29 ---- 01 REMEMBER THEN - SHOWADDYWADDY
                30 20 05 PAINTER MAN - BONEY M

                The Fureys have taken only five weeks to reach number 2. But how much longer will they need to get to number one?



                Broadcast 8th April 1979, published 13th April 1979

                01 01 04 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
                02 04 03 IN THE NAVY - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                03 02 06 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                04 21 02 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                05 22 02 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                06 05 05 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
                07 09 03 LUCKY NUMBER - LENE LOVICH
                08 03 06 RED IS THE ROSE - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
                09 Re 05 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
                10 12 10 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS

                11 13 47 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                12 07 06 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                13 29 02 REMEMBER THEN - SHOWADDYWADDY
                14 08 05 WAITING FOR AN ALIBI - THIN LIZZY
                15 18 12 YOU AND I - LOUDEST WHISPER
                16 25 10 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
                17 06 09 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
                18 11 03 CLOG DANCE - VIOLINSKI
                19 15 08 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
                20 24 02 I WANT YOUR LOVE - CHIC

                21 ---- 01 MARY ANN - BLACK LACE
                22 ---- 01 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS
                23 28 02 STRANGE TOWN - THE JAM
                24 17 03 WOW - KATE BUSH
                25 ---- 01 SHAKE YOUR BODY - JACKSONS
                26 20 06 IF I DREAM - BRENDAN SHINE
                27 ---- 01 MUSIC BOX DANCER - FRANK MILLS
                28 26 02 HOLD THE LINE - TOTO
                29 ---- 01 JUST WHAT I NEEDED - CARS
                30 16 10 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE

                PAINTER MAN - BONEY M has dropped out after five weeks, peaking at 12, instead of 8 weeks peaking at 5 as per the book.




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                        Broadcast 15th April 1979, published 20th April 1979

                        01 05 03 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                        02 04 03 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                        03 01 05 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
                        04 02 04 IN THE NAVY - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                        05 03 07 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                        06 09 06 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
                        07 13 03 REMEMBER THEN - SHOWADDYWADDY
                        08 12 07 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                        09 22 02 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS
                        10 16 11 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN

                        11 06 06 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
                        12 10 11 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
                        13 11 48 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                        14 ---- 01 COOL FOR CATS - SQUEEZE
                        15 27 02 MUSIC BOX DANCER - FRANK MILLS
                        16 ---- 01 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES
                        17 07 04 LUCKY NUMBER - LENE LOVICH
                        18 15 13 YOU AND I - LOUDEST WHISPER
                        19 21 02 MARY ANN - BLACK LACE
                        20 19 09 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS

                        21 20 03 I WANT YOUR LOVE - CHIC
                        22 14 06 WAITING FOR AN ALIBI - THIN LIZZY
                        23 17 10 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES
                        24 28 03 HOLD THE LINE - TOTO
                        25 ---- 01 SOMETHING'S COOKIN' IN THE KITCHEN - DANA
                        26 25 02 SHAKE YOUR BODY - JACKSONS
                        27 29 02 JUST WHAT I NEEDED - CARS
                        28 ---- 01 I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU - KANDIDATE
                        29 ---- 01 TURN THE MUSIC UP - PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
                        30 ---- 01 ROSIE - SEAN DUNPHY


                        Broadcast 22nd April 1979, published 27th April 1979

                        01 01 04 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                        02 ---- 01 HALLELUJAH - GALI ATARI AND MILK AND HONEY
                        03 02 04 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                        04 03 06 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
                        05 05 08 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                        06 04 05 IN THE NAVY - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                        07 08 08 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                        08 14 02 COOL FOR CATS - SQUEEZE
                        09 07 04 REMEMBER THEN - SHOWADDYWADDY
                        10 16 02 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES

                        11 09 03 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS
                        12 11 07 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
                        13 06 07 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
                        14 10 12 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
                        15 ---- 01 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP
                        16 28 02 I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU - KANDIDATE
                        17 ---- 01 THE RUNNER - THE THREE DEGREES
                        18 26 03 SHAKE YOUR BODY - JACKSONS
                        19 15 03 MUSIC BOX DANCER - FRANK MILLS
                        20 12 12 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS

                        21 18 14 YOU AND I - LOUDEST WHISPER
                        22 13 49 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                        23 ---- 01 I WHO HAVE NOTHING - SYLVESTER
                        24 21 04 I WANT YOUR LOVE - CHIC
                        25 Re 04 WOW - KATE BUSH
                        26 19 03 MARY ANN - BLACK LACE
                        27 29 02 TURN THE MUSIC UP - PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
                        28 25 02 SOMETHING'S COOKIN' IN THE KITCHEN - DANA
                        29 ---- 01 HAVEN'T STOPPED DANCING YET - GONZALEZ
                        30 ---- 01 HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER - SISTER SLEDGE

                        Only just into the second half of its exceptionally big collection of chart weeks, this was the only week of the year 1979 in which Gloria's single dipped out of the top 20!



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                          Broadcast 29th April 1979, published 4th May 1979

                          01 01 05 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                          02 02 02 HALLELUJAH - GALI ATARI AND MILK AND HONEY
                          03 03 05 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                          04 07 09 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                          05 05 09 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                          06 10 03 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES
                          07 04 07 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
                          08 08 03 COOL FOR CATS - SQUEEZE
                          09 18 04 SHAKE YOUR BODY - JACKSONS
                          10 09 05 REMEMBER THEN - SHOWADDYWADDY

                          11 17 02 THE RUNNER - THE THREE DEGREES
                          12 ---- 01 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M
                          13 11 04 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS
                          14 15 02 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP
                          15 13 08 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
                          16 16 03 I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU - KANDIDATE
                          17 12 08 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
                          18 06 03 IN THE NAVY - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                          19 22 50 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                          20 30 02 HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER - SISTER SLEDGE

                          21 14 13 DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
                          22 28 03 SOMETHING'S COOKIN' IN THE KITCHEN - DANA
                          23 25 05 WOW - KATE BUSH
                          24 24 05 I WANT YOUR LOVE - CHIC
                          25 20 13 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
                          26 19 04 MUSIC BOX DANCER - FRANK MILLS
                          27 ---- 01 BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN - ROD STEWART
                          28 29 02 HAVEN'T STOPPED DANCING YET - GONZALEZ
                          29 23 02 I WHO HAVE NOTHING - SYLVESTER
                          30 ---- 01 HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE - X RAY SPEX


                          Broadcast 6th May 1979, published 11th May 1979

                          01 02 03 HALLELUJAH - GALI ATARI AND MILK AND HONEY
                          02 01 06 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                          03 03 06 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                          04 04 10 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                          05 12 02 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M
                          06 ---- 01 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                          07 05 10 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                          08 14 03 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP
                          09 06 04 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES
                          10 09 05 SHAKE YOUR BODY - JACKSONS

                          11 11 03 THE RUNNER - THE THREE DEGREES
                          12 13 05 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS
                          13 ---- 01 POP MUZIK - M
                          14 08 04 COOL FOR CATS - SQUEEZE
                          15 16 04 I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU - KANDIDATE
                          16 10 06 REMEMBER THEN - SHOWADDYWADDY
                          17 ---- 01 SILLY THING / WHO KILLED BAMBI - SEX PISTOLS
                          18 07 08 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR
                          19 19 51 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                          20 28 03 HAVEN'T STOPPED DANCING YET - GONZALEZ

                          21 20 03 HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER - SISTER SLEDGE
                          22 15 09 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS
                          23 ---- 01 TO DADDY - BRENDAN QUINN
                          24 18 04 IN THE NAVY - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                          25 ---- 01 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                          26 ---- 01 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                          27 27 02 BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN - ROD STEWART
                          28 17 09 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE
                          29 23 06 WOW - KATE BUSH
                          30 ---- 01 COME DANCING - NO DICE




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                                    Broadcast 13th May 1979, published 18th May 1979

                                    01 02 07 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                                    02 01 04 HALLELUJAH - GALI ATARI AND MILK AND HONEY
                                    03 03 07 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                                    04 06 02 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                    05 13 02 POP MUZIK - M
                                    06 05 03 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M
                                    07 08 04 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP
                                    08 04 11 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                                    09 07 11 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                    10 10 06 SHAKE YOUR BODY - JACKSONS

                                    11 12 06 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS
                                    12 09 05 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES
                                    13 17 02 SILLY THING / WHO KILLED BAMBI - SEX PISTOLS
                                    14 19 52 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                    15 ---- 01 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE
                                    16 14 05 COOL FOR CATS - SQUEEZE
                                    17 23 02 TO DADDY - BRENDAN QUINN
                                    18 15 05 I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU - KANDIDATE
                                    19 25 02 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                                    20 ---- 01 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION

                                    21 11 04 THE RUNNER - THE THREE DEGREES
                                    22 26 02 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                    23 27 03 BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN - ROD STEWART
                                    24 21 04 HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER - SISTER SLEDGE
                                    25 16 07 REMEMBER THEN - SHOWADDYWADDY
                                    26 20 04 HAVEN'T STOPPED DANCING YET - GONZALEZ
                                    27 ---- 01 BANANA SPLITS - DICKIES
                                    28 Re 02 HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE - X RAY SPEX
                                    29 ---- 01 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS
                                    30 Re 02 ROSIE - SEAN DUNPHY



                                    Broadcast 20th May 1979, published 25th May 1979

                                    01 01 08 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                                    02 05 03 POP MUZIK - M
                                    03 04 03 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                    04 02 05 HALLELUJAH - GALI ATARI AND MILK AND HONEY
                                    05 03 08 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                                    06 07 05 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP
                                    07 09 12 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                    08 ---- 01 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                    09 15 02 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE
                                    10 06 04 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M

                                    11 12 06 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES
                                    12 11 07 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS
                                    13 14 53 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                    14 ---- 01 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                    15 17 03 TO DADDY - BRENDAN QUINN
                                    16 20 02 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION
                                    17 22 03 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                    18 08 12 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                                    19 13 03 SILLY THING / WHO KILLED BAMBI - SEX PISTOLS
                                    20 21 05 THE RUNNER - THE THREE DEGREES

                                    21 19 03 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                                    22 29 02 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS
                                    23 18 06 I DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU - KANDIDATE
                                    24 10 07 SHAKE YOUR BODY - JACKSONS
                                    25 26 05 HAVEN'T STOPPED DANCING YET - GONZALEZ
                                    26 ---- 01 ROXANNE - POLICE
                                    27 27 02 BANANA SPLITS - DICKIES
                                    28 ---- 01 PRIME TIME - TUBES
                                    29 ---- 01 ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE - ELTON JOHN
                                    30 Re 02 COME DANCING - NO DICE




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                                      Here is the last chart from the final month before the show expanded to the full top 30 and moved to Radio 2.



                                      Broadcast 27th May 1979, published 1st June 1979

                                      01 08 02 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                      02 01 09 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                                      03 02 04 POP MUZIK - M
                                      04 03 04 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                      05 09 03 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE
                                      06 05 09 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                                      07 14 02 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                      08 ---- 01 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                      09 07 13 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                      10 17 04 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS

                                      11 06 06 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP
                                      12 16 03 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION
                                      13 13 54 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                      14 10 05 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M
                                      15 ---- 01 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                      16 21 04 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                                      17 29 02 ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE - ELTON JOHN
                                      18 15 04 TO DADDY - BRENDAN QUINN
                                      19 11 07 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES
                                      20 04 06 HALLELUJAH - GALI ATARI AND MILK AND HONEY

                                      21 22 03 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS
                                      22 18 13 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND
                                      23 ---- 01 MINDLESS BOOGIE - HOT CHOCOLATE
                                      24 ---- 01 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS
                                      25 ---- 01 BOYS KEEP SWINGING - DAVID BOWIE
                                      26 ---- 01 NICE LEGS, SHAME ABOUT HER FACE - MONKS
                                      27 20 06 THE RUNNER - THE THREE DEGREES
                                      28 26 02 ROXANNE - POLICE
                                      29 19 04 SILLY THING / WHO KILLED BAMBI - SEX PISTOLS
                                      30 28 02 PRIME TIME - TUBES




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                                        From issue dated 15th June 1979 up until issue dated 30th November 1979 the RTE Guide also published a list of the Top 10 Irish records each week. This list was compiled before that period as the Last Week column on the 15th of June listed positions for all 10 records. Most of the records were also featured in the main chart, in the same order. The extra Irish chart served to raise the profile of local releases. For the first few weeks there was anything from 5 to 7 records which also featured in the main chart but on the 20th of July there were 14 Irish records in the main chart. Records by Irish artists, recorded abroad and issued internationally were not considered Irish records (i.e. Thin Lizzy, Dana, The Undertones, The Boomtown Rats, Gary Moore)

                                        Here is the list of the records which charted in the Top 10 Irish Records each week for the 26 weeks from 8/6/1979 to 30/11/1979. [Hits highlighted in blue did not chart in the main chart]


                                        Chart date - Title - Artist - Label - Peak Weeks
                                        08-Jun-79 - ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA & THE MISSISSIPPI Release 1 26
                                        08-Jun-79 - GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR Banshee 1 20
                                        08-Jun-79 - DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE Play 1 26
                                        08-Jun-79 - BRIAN BORU - THE LUCKY NUMBERS Play 4 5
                                        08-Jun-79 - SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN & THE MONARCHS Polydor 4 6
                                        08-Jun-79 - TO DADDY - BRENDAN QUINN Release 6 3
                                        08-Jun-79 - MY LOVE - JOE DOLAN Pye 6 5
                                        08-Jun-79 - HER FATHER DIDN'T LIKE ME ANYWAY - JIM McCANN Hawk 8 3
                                        08-Jun-79 - WHOSE LITTLE GIRL ARE YOU - TONY STEVENS Hawk 9 4
                                        08-Jun-79 - THE GALTEE MOUNTAIN BOY - THE MORRISSEYS CMR 9 2
                                        22-Jun-79 - I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TOWN - RAY LYNAM & THE HILLBILLIES Release 5 8
                                        29-Jun-79 - LIMERICK YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN Middle 8 1 19
                                        29-Jun-79 - BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCING SHOES - SANDIE JONES Spider 5 3
                                        06-Jul-79 - PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES Triskel 2 10
                                        06-Jul-79 - YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME/ STEPPING ASIDE IS EASY - RED HURLEY Spider 5 4
                                        13-Jul-79 - BABY COME BACK - THE CONQUERORS Spider 6 2
                                        13-Jul-79 - HI MI AMORE - ROY TAYLOR, KAREN BLACK & THE NEVADA Spider 8 2
                                        20-Jul-79 - THE RARE AULD TIMES - THE DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS Dolphin 7 6
                                        20-Jul-79 - FIESTA DE LA PLAYA - MAGIC Release 9 3
                                        20-Jul-79 - UP IN THE WORLD - COLM WILKINSON Polydor 10 1
                                        27-Jul-79 - FLOWER OF SCOTLAND - THE BLACKTHORN RCI 6 4
                                        27-Jul-79 - REACH OUT - SHAUN O'DOWD & DING-A-LING Release 6 6
                                        03-Aug-79 - MORNING GLORY - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY Blackbird 3 3
                                        10-Aug-79 - BROKEN PROMISES - SACRE BLUE Polydor 8 5
                                        24-Aug-79 - LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND - GLEN CURTIN Release 5 4
                                        24-Aug-79 - MAGIC CARPET - LOUDEST WHISPER Polydor 9 2
                                        31-Aug-79 - THE TOWN I LOVED SO WELL - PADDY REILLY Dolphin 6 3
                                        07-Sep-79 - RAIN - THE TIMES Crashed 9 1
                                        14-Sep-79 - VIVA IL PAPA - CATRIONA WALSH Release 1 11
                                        14-Sep-79 - MOTHER IRELAND - COLM WILKINSON Polydor 7 4
                                        14-Sep-79 - GALWAY ARE BACK - THE CONQUERORS Spider 9 2
                                        21-Sep-79 - WELCOME JOHN PAUL 2 - JIM TOBIN CMR 1 7
                                        21-Sep-79 - FOURTEEN MEN/ THE PUNT - THE WOLFE TONES Triskel 6 3
                                        28-Sep-79 - WHO DO YOU WANNA BE - GINA, DALE HAZE & THE CHAMPIONS Spider 2 8
                                        28-Sep-79 - YOU NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE IT - THE FRESHMEN Release 6 10
                                        05-Oct-79 - SUMMERTIME BLUES - DADDY COOL & THE LOLLIPOPS Release 5 3
                                        12-Oct-79 - PAPA YOU'RE WELCOME - KELLEY CBS 9 1
                                        19-Oct-79 - BOOGIE ON UP - SUNSHINE Release 7 3
                                        26-Oct-79 - CAROLAN'S WELCOME - THE CHIEFTAINS Claddagh 3 3
                                        26-Oct-79 - RARE OULD TIMES - DANNY DOYLE Release 5 6
                                        02-Nov-79 - GUESTS OF THE NATION - THE HORSLIPS Horslips 2 4
                                        09-Nov-79 - A BUNCH OF THYME - FOSTER AND ALLEN CMR 5 3
                                        09-Nov-79 - OUT OF CONTROL - U2 CBS 7 2
                                        16-Nov-79 - I'M A LITTLE BIT LONESOME - BRENDAN QUINN Release 8 3
                                        30-Nov-79 - GOOD EVENING HENRY - MARGO Release 7 1

                                        The Number one hits on this chart were:-


                                        08-Jun-79 - DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE 8
                                        03-Aug-79 - GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR 4
                                        31-Aug-79 - DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE 1
                                        07-Sep-79 - GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR 3
                                        28-Sep-79 - LIMERICK YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN 1
                                        05-Oct-79 - VIVA IL PAPA - CATRIONA WALSH 1
                                        12-Oct-79 - WELCOME JOHN PAUL 2 - JIM TOBIN 3
                                        02-Nov-79 - VIVA IL PAPA - CATRIONA WALSH 1
                                        09-Nov-79 - ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA 4
                                        The 65th Beatle

                                        Comment


                                        • #21


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                                          • #22
                                            At this point the chart show was renamed "Ireland's Top Thirty", and moved to a two-hour slot on Sunday afternoons (2pm-4pm) on the newly opened RTE Radio 2, presented by Larry Gogan. Although eight commercial breaks now had to be accomodated in each show, all the hits were now played pretty much in full - at least in the first eight months, for which (hopefully!) I have the complete charts. Starting - now!



                                            3rd June 1979

                                            01 01 03 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                            02 08 02 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                            03 07 03 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                            04 04 05 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                            05 03 05 POP MUZIK - M
                                            06 05 04 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE
                                            07 02 10 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                                            08 15 02 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                            09 10 05 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                            10 09 14 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR

                                            11 ---- 01 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE - ELO
                                            12 ---- 01 BOOGIE WONDERLAND - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE / EMOTIONS
                                            13 13 55 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                            14 12 04 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION
                                            15 16 05 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                                            16 26 02 NICE LEGS, SHAME ABOUT HER FACE - MONKS
                                            17 24 02 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS
                                            18 06 10 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                                            19 11 07 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP
                                            20 25 02 BOYS KEEP SWINGING - DAVID BOWIE

                                            21 23 02 MINDLESS BOOGIE - HOT CHOCOLATE
                                            22 28 03 ROXANNE - POLICE
                                            23 21 04 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS
                                            24 14 06 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M
                                            25 18 05 TO DADDY - BRENDAN QUINN
                                            26 ---- 01 SAY WHEN - LENE LOVICH
                                            27 17 03 ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE - ELTON JOHN
                                            28 19 08 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES
                                            29 ---- 01 MY LOVE - JOE DOLAN
                                            30 ---- 01 HOT STUFF - DONNA SUMMER



                                            10th June 1979.......and a strange chart, with no new entries!!

                                            01 01 04 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                            02 02 03 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                            03 03 04 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                            04 04 06 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                            05 05 06 POP MUZIK - M
                                            06 11 02 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE - ELO
                                            07 06 05 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE
                                            08 08 03 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                            09 09 06 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                            10 07 11 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL

                                            11 12 02 BOOGIE WONDERLAND - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE / EMOTIONS
                                            12 10 15 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                            13 13 56 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                            14 14 05 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION
                                            15 15 06 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                                            16 16 03 NICE LEGS, SHAME ABOUT HER FACE - MONKS
                                            17 17 03 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS
                                            18 18 11 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                                            19 20 03 BOYS KEEP SWINGING - DAVID BOWIE
                                            20 19 08 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP

                                            21 30 02 HOT STUFF - DONNA SUMMER
                                            22 23 05 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS
                                            23 21 03 MINDLESS BOOGIE - HOT CHOCOLATE
                                            24 22 04 ROXANNE - POLICE
                                            25 24 07 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M
                                            26 25 06 TO DADDY - BRENDAN QUINN
                                            27 26 02 SAY WHEN - LENE LOVICH
                                            28 27 04 ARE YOU READY FOR LOVE - ELTON JOHN
                                            29 29 02 MY LOVE - JOE DOLAN
                                            30 28 09 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT - BEE GEES



                                            17th June 1979

                                            01 01 05 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                            02 02 04 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                            03 03 05 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                            04 08 04 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                            05 04 07 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                            06 11 03 BOOGIE WONDERLAND - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE / EMOTIONS
                                            07 06 03 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE - ELO
                                            08 09 07 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                            09 12 16 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                            10 07 06 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE

                                            11 13 57 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                            12 05 07 POP MUZIK - M
                                            13 14 06 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION
                                            14 21 03 HOT STUFF - DONNA SUMMER
                                            15 15 07 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                                            16 ---- 01 RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
                                            17 22 06 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS
                                            18 ---- 01 THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN HEAVEN - SPARKS
                                            19 10 12 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL
                                            20 17 04 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS

                                            21 18 12 SOME GIRLS - RACEY
                                            22 19 04 BOYS KEEP SWINGING - DAVID BOWIE
                                            23 ---- 01 WHO WERE YOU WITH IN THE MOONLIGHT - DOLLAR
                                            24 ---- 01 MASQUERADE - SKIDS
                                            25 ---- 01 FLOWERS ARE RED - HARRY CHAPIN
                                            26 16 04 NICE LEGS, SHAME ABOUT HER FACE - MONKS
                                            27 ---- 01 I FOUGHT THE LAW - THE CLASH
                                            28 ---- 01 CAVATINA - JOHN WILLIAMS
                                            29 25 08 HOORAY HOORAY IT'S A HOLI-HOLIDAY - BONEY M
                                            30 23 04 MINDLESS BOOGIE - HOT CHOCOLATE



                                            24th June 1979

                                            01 02 05 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                            02 01 06 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                            03 04 05 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                            04 07 04 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE - ELO
                                            05 06 04 BOOGIE WONDERLAND - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE / EMOTIONS
                                            06 03 06 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                            07 05 08 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                            08 16 02 RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
                                            09 09 17 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                            10 18 02 THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN HEAVEN - SPARKS

                                            11 24 02 MASQUERADE - SKIDS
                                            12 08 08 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                            13 ---- 01 AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW - MCFADEN AND WHITEHEAD
                                            14 11 58 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                            15 14 04 HOT STUFF - DONNA SUMMER
                                            16 17 07 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS
                                            17 10 07 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE
                                            18 13 07 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION
                                            19 ---- 01 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE
                                            20 ---- 01 WE ARE FAMILY - SISTER SLEDGE

                                            21 25 02 FLOWERS ARE RED - HARRY CHAPIN
                                            22 20 05 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS
                                            23 15 08 KNOCK ON WOOD - AMII STEWART
                                            24 27 02 I FOUGHT THE LAW - THE CLASH
                                            25 ---- 01 BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCING SHOES - SANDIE JONES
                                            26 28 02 CAVATINA - JOHN WILLIAMS
                                            27 Re 03 MY LOVE - JOE DOLAN
                                            28 23 02 WHO WERE YOU WITH IN THE MOONLIGHT - DOLLAR
                                            29 ---- 01 DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO - THIN LIZZY
                                            30 12 08 POP MUZIK - M

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                                            • #23
                                              1st July 1979

                                              01 03 06 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                              02 08 03 RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
                                              03 01 06 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                              04 02 07 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                              05 10 03 THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN HEAVEN - SPARKS
                                              06 11 03 MASQUERADE - SKIDS
                                              07 09 18 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                              08 05 05 BOOGIE WONDERLAND - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE / EMOTIONS
                                              09 13 02 AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW - MCFADDEN AND WHITEHEAD
                                              10 19 02 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE

                                              11 14 59 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                              12 ---- 01 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                              13 06 07 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                              14 ---- 01 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                              15 04 05 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE - ELO
                                              16 25 02 BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCING SHOES - SANDIE JONES
                                              17 15 05 HOT STUFF - DONNA SUMMER
                                              18 12 09 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                              19 21 03 FLOWERS ARE RED - HARRY CHAPIN
                                              20 16 08 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS

                                              21 ---- 01 ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                              22 20 02 WE ARE FAMILY - SISTER SLEDGE
                                              23 ---- 01 I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TOWN - RAY LYNAM AND THE HILLBILLIES
                                              24 07 09 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA
                                              25 29 02 DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO - THIN LIZZY
                                              26 24 03 I FOUGHT THE LAW - THE CLASH
                                              27 22 06 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS
                                              28 26 03 CAVATINA - JOHN WILLIAMS
                                              29 ---- 01 STEPPING ASIDE IS EASY / You're So Good To Me - RED HURLEY
                                              30 18 08 ONE WAY TICKET - ERUPTION



                                              8th July 1979

                                              01 01 07 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                              02 02 04 RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
                                              03 10 03 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE
                                              04 12 02 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                              05 07 19 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                              06 03 07 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                              07 14 02 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                              08 21 02 ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                              09 08 06 BOOGIE WONDERLAND - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE / EMOTIONS
                                              10 04 08 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE

                                              11 09 03 AIN'T NO STOPPIN' US NOW - MCFADDEN AND WHITEHEAD
                                              12 05 04 THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN HEAVEN - SPARKS
                                              13 06 04 MASQUERADE - SKIDS
                                              14 11 60 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                              15 16 03 BOOGIE WOOGIE DANCING SHOES - SANDIE JONES
                                              16 15 06 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE - ELO
                                              17 29 02 YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME / Stepping Aside Is Easy - RED HURLEY
                                              18 ---- 01 THE LONE RANGER - QUANTUM JUMP
                                              19 18 10 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                              20 ---- 01 BABY COME BACK - CONQUERORS

                                              21 13 08 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB
                                              22 23 02 I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TOWN - RAY LYNAM AND THE HILLBILLIES
                                              23 17 06 HOT STUFF - DONNA SUMMER
                                              24 27 07 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS
                                              25 ---- 01 HI MI AMORE - ROY TAYLOR, KAREN BLACK AND NEVADA
                                              26 22 03 WE ARE FAMILY - SISTER SLEDGE
                                              27 Re 03 WHO WERE YOU WITH IN THE MOONLIGHT - DOLLAR
                                              28 ---- 01 TRYING TO TELL MYSELF - THE HENNESSEYS
                                              29 ---- 01 GO WEST - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                                              30 20 08 BRIAN BORU - LUCKY NUMBERS



                                              15th July 1979

                                              01 01 08 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                              02 02 05 RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
                                              03 05 20 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                              04 08 03 ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                              05 07 03 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                              06 04 03 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                              07 03 04 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE
                                              08 14 61 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                              09 17 03 YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME / Stepping Aside Is Easy - RED HURLEY
                                              10 06 08 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC

                                              11 18 02 THE LONE RANGER - QUANTUM JUMP
                                              12 20 02 BABY COME BACK - CONQUERORS
                                              13 22 03 I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TOWN - RAY LYNAM AND THE HILLBILLIES
                                              14 10 09 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE
                                              15 29 02 GO WEST - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                                              16 25 02 HI MI AMORE - ROY TAYLOR, KAREN BLACK AND NEVADA
                                              17 ---- 01 C'MON EVERYBODY - SEX PISTOLS
                                              18 19 11 THEME FROM "THE DEER HUNTER" - SHADOWS
                                              19 ---- 01 WANTED - THE DOOLEYS
                                              20 ---- 01 LIGHT MY FIRE - AIMI STEWART

                                              21 09 07 BOOGIE WONDERLAND - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE / EMOTIONS
                                              22 ---- 01 THE RARE AULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
                                              23 27 04 WHO WERE YOU WITH IN THE MOONLIGHT - DOLLAR
                                              24 ---- 01 UP IN THE WORLD - COLM WILKINSON
                                              25 28 02 TRYING TO TELL MYSELF - THE HENNESSEYS
                                              26 ---- 01 SHIPYARD SLIPS - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                              27 ---- 01 FIESTA DE LA PLAYA - MAGIC AND THE MAGIC BAND
                                              28 ---- 01 LADY LYNDA - BEACH BOYS
                                              29 24 08 SUNSHINE LOVER - TOMMY DRENNAN AND THE MONARCHS
                                              30 ---- 01 OLD SIAM SIR - WINGS



                                              22nd July 1979

                                              01 01 09 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                              02 03 21 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                              03 04 04 ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                              04 06 04 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                              05 ---- 01 VOULEZ VOUS / Angel Eyes - ABBA
                                              06 05 04 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                              07 07 05 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE
                                              08 02 06 RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
                                              09 08 62 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                              10 17 02 C'MON EVERYBODY - SEX PISTOLS

                                              11 19 02 WANTED - THE DOOLEYS
                                              12 ---- 01 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP
                                              13 13 04 I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TOWN - RAY LYNAM AND THE HILLBILLIES
                                              14 ---- 01 LIMERICK, YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN
                                              15 11 03 THE LONE RANGER - QUANTUM JUMP
                                              16 09 04 YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME / Stepping Aside Is Easy - RED HURLEY
                                              17 23 05 WHO WERE YOU WITH IN THE MOONLIGHT - DOLLAR
                                              18 15 03 GO WEST - VILLAGE PEOPLE
                                              19 ---- 01 FLOWER OF SCOTLAND - BLACKTHORN
                                              20 ---- 01 REACH OUT - SHAUN O'DOWD AND DING-A-LING

                                              21 10 09 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC
                                              22 ---- 01 GOOD TIMES - CHIC
                                              23 27 02 FIESTA DE LA PLAYA - MAGIC AND THE MAGIC BAND
                                              24 ---- 01 MAYBE - THOM PACE
                                              25 22 02 THE RARE AULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
                                              26 16 03 HI MI AMORE - ROY TAYLOR, KAREN BLACK AND NEVADA
                                              27 20 02 LIGHT MY FIRE - AIMI STEWART
                                              28 25 03 TRYING TO TELL MYSELF - THE HENNESSEYS
                                              29 30 02 OLD SIAM SIR - WINGS
                                              30 28 02 LADY LYNDA - BEACH BOYS



                                              29th July 1979

                                              01 02 22 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                              02 01 10 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                              03 05 02 VOULEZ VOUS / Angel Eyes - ABBA
                                              04 03 05 ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                              05 11 03 WANTED - THE DOOLEYS
                                              06 06 05 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                              07 12 02 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP
                                              08 ---- 01 MORNING GLORY - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
                                              09 09 63 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                              10 04 05 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES

                                              11 20 02 REACH OUT - SHAUN O'DOWD AND DING-A-LING
                                              12 ---- 01 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
                                              13 30 03 LADY LYNDA - BEACH BOYS
                                              14 07 06 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE
                                              15 10 03 C'MON EVERYBODY - SEX PISTOLS
                                              16 24 02 MAYBE - THOM PACE
                                              17 14 02 LIMERICK, YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN
                                              18 25 03 THE RARE AULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
                                              19 23 03 FIESTA DE LA PLAYA - MAGIC AND THE MAGIC BAND
                                              20 19 02 FLOWER OF SCOTLAND - BLACKTHORN

                                              21 22 02 GOOD TIMES - CHIC
                                              22 13 05 I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TOWN - RAY LYNAM AND THE HILLBILLIES
                                              23 08 07 RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
                                              24 ---- 01 CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU - POLICE
                                              25 27 03 LIGHT MY FIRE - AIMI STEWART
                                              26 Re 03 DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO - THIN LIZZY
                                              27 ---- 01 SILLY GAMES - JANET KAY
                                              28 ---- 01 GIRLS TALK - DAVE EDMUNDS
                                              29 16 05 YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME / Stepping Aside Is Easy - RED HURLEY
                                              30 ---- 01 BORN TO BE ALIVE - PATRICK HERNANDEZ

                                              .......and the Fureys finally make it to the top, in their 22nd week on the chart! Surely this must be the longest uninterrupted journey to number one ever???

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                                              • #24
                                                5th August 1979

                                                01 12 02 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
                                                02 01 23 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                                03 02 11 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                                04 05 04 WANTED - THE DOOLEYS
                                                05 03 03 VOULEZ VOUS / Angel Eyes - ABBA
                                                06 07 03 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP
                                                07 08 02 MORNING GLORY - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
                                                08 13 04 LADY LYNDA - BEACH BOYS
                                                09 04 06 ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                                10 09 64 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA

                                                11 06 06 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                                12 28 02 GIRLS TALK - DAVE EDMUNDS
                                                13 10 06 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                                14 16 03 MAYBE - THOM PACE
                                                15 14 07 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE
                                                16 15 04 C'MON EVERYBODY - SEX PISTOLS
                                                17 24 02 CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU - POLICE
                                                18 11 03 REACH OUT - SHAWN O'DOWD AND DING-A-LING
                                                19 ---- 01 CHUCK E'S IN LOVE - RICKIE LEE JONES
                                                20 17 03 LIMERICK, YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN

                                                21 27 02 SILLY GAMES - JANET KAY
                                                22 20 03 FLOWER OF SCOTLAND - BLACKTHORN
                                                23 21 03 GOOD TIMES - CHIC
                                                24 19 04 FIESTA DE LA PLAYA - MAGIC AND THE MAGIC BAND
                                                25 ---- 01 DUKE OF EARL - DARTS
                                                26 22 06 I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TOWN - RAY LYNAM AND THE HILLBILLIES
                                                27 ---- 01 THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP - ELO
                                                28 ---- 01 UPSIDE DOWN - BILL RYAN AND BUCKSHOT
                                                29 ---- 01 DON'T KILL IT CAROL - MANFRED MANN
                                                30 ---- 01 BROKEN PROMISES - SACRE BLEU



                                                12th August 1979

                                                01 01 03 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
                                                02 02 24 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                                03 04 05 WANTED - THE DOOLEYS
                                                04 03 12 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                                05 05 04 VOULEZ VOUS / Angel Eyes - ABBA
                                                06 06 04 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP
                                                07 17 03 CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU - POLICE
                                                08 08 05 LADY LYNDA - BEACH BOYS
                                                09 10 65 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                                10 20 04 LIMERICK, YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN

                                                11 12 03 GIRLS TALK - DAVE EDMUNDS
                                                12 07 03 MORNING GLORY - TOMMY MAKEM AND LIAM CLANCY
                                                13 13 07 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                                14 27 02 THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP - ELO
                                                15 11 07 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                                16 18 04 REACH OUT - SHAWN O'DOWD AND DING-A-LING
                                                17 25 02 DUKE OF EARL - DARTS
                                                18 ---- 01 SWEET LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER - SHOWADDYWADDY
                                                19 14 04 MAYBE - THOM PACE
                                                20 22 04 FLOWER OF SCOTLAND - BLACKTHORN

                                                21 Re 02 BORN TO BE ALIVE - PATRICK HERNANDEZ
                                                22 09 07 ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC - TUBEWAY ARMY
                                                23 ---- 01 GOTTA GO HOME - BONEY M
                                                24 19 02 CHUCK E'S IN LOVE - RICKIE LEE JONES
                                                25 16 05 C'MON EVERYBODY - SEX PISTOLS
                                                26 ---- 01 BAD GIRLS - DONNA SUMMER
                                                27 21 03 SILLY GAMES - JANET KAY
                                                28 Re 04 THE RARE AULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
                                                29 15 08 UP THE JUNCTION - SQUEEZE
                                                30 30 02 BROKEN PROMISES - SACRE BLEU



                                                19th August 1979

                                                01 01 04 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
                                                02 02 25 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                                03 04 13 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                                04 03 06 WANTED - THE DOOLEYS
                                                05 05 05 VOULEZ VOUS / Angel Eyes - ABBA
                                                06 ---- 01 WE DON'T TALK ANY MORE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                                07 10 05 LIMERICK, YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN
                                                08 09 66 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                                09 07 04 CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU - POLICE
                                                10 14 03 THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP - ELO

                                                11 06 05 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP
                                                12 18 02 SWEET LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER - SHOWADDYWADDY
                                                13 23 02 GOTTA GO HOME - BONEY M
                                                14 08 06 LADY LYNDA - BEACH BOYS
                                                15 17 03 DUKE OF EARL - DARTS
                                                16 13 08 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                                17 11 04 GIRLS TALK - DAVE EDMUNDS
                                                18 ---- 01 AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
                                                19 ---- 01 MY SHARONA - KNACK
                                                20 20 05 FLOWER OF SCOTLAND - BLACKTHORN

                                                21 ---- 01 IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM - JOE JACKSON
                                                22 24 03 CHUCK E'S IN LOVE - RICKIE LEE JONES
                                                23 26 02 BAD GIRLS - DONNA SUMMER
                                                24 15 08 NIGHT OWL - GERRY RAFFERTY
                                                25 16 05 REACH OUT - SHAWN O'DOWD AND DING-A-LING
                                                26 ---- 01 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME - BELLAMY BROTHERS
                                                27 27 04 SILLY GAMES - JANET KAY
                                                28 ---- 01 LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND - GLEN CURTIN
                                                29 ---- 01 STAY WITH ME TILL DAWN - JUDIE TZUKE
                                                30 ---- 01 HERSHAM BOYS - SHAM 69



                                                26th August 1979

                                                01 01 05 I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
                                                02 06 02 WE DON'T TALK ANY MORE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                                03 03 14 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE
                                                04 02 26 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                                                05 07 06 LIMERICK, YOU'RE A LADY - DENIS ALLEN
                                                06 04 07 WANTED - THE DOOLEYS
                                                07 08 67 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA
                                                08 05 06 VOULEZ VOUS / Angel Eyes - ABBA
                                                09 09 05 CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU - POLICE
                                                10 12 03 SWEET LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER - SHOWADDYWADDY

                                                11 13 03 GOTTA GO HOME - BONEY M
                                                12 10 04 THE DIARY OF HORACE WIMP - ELO
                                                13 18 02 AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE - EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
                                                14 21 02 IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM - JOE JACKSON
                                                15 30 02 HERSHAM BOYS - SHAM 69
                                                16 19 02 MY SHARONA - KNACK
                                                17 11 06 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA - SUPERTRAMP
                                                18 16 09 PADRAIC PEARSE - THE WOLFE TONES
                                                19 28 02 LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND - GLEN CURTIN
                                                20 15 04 DUKE OF EARL - DARTS

                                                21 14 07 LADY LYNDA - BEACH BOYS
                                                22 29 02 STAY WITH ME TILL DAWN - JUDIE TZUKE
                                                23 ---- 01 BANG BANG - B.A. ROBERTSON
                                                24 ---- 01 ANGEL EYES - ROXY MUSIC
                                                25 26 02 IF I SAID YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME - BELLAMY BROTHERS
                                                26 Re 16 THE TOWN I LOVED SO WELL - PADDY REILLY
                                                27 Re 03 BROKEN PROMISES - SACRE BLEU
                                                28 ---- 01 MAGIC CARPET - LOUDEST WHISPER
                                                29 23 03 BAD GIRLS - DONNA SUMMER
                                                30 Re 05 MAYBE - THOM PACE

                                                In the last of these charts, Gloria's single is in the middle of a rare 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 sequence.

                                                Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2019

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                                                • #25
                                                  In issue dated 6th July 1979 the RTE Guide published some statistics for the first half of the year. Seemingly based on issues 12th January to 6th July the Top 30 records of the year (30 points for a number 1 down to 1 for a number 30) were:-

                                                  01 ONE DAY AT A TIME - GLORIA - 475 ( 475 )
                                                  02 GREEN FIELDS OF FRANCE - FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR - 432 ( 422 )
                                                  03 BRIGHT EYES - ART GARFUNKEL - 300 ( 300 )
                                                  04 SOME GIRLS - RACEY - 265 ( 265 )
                                                  05 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS - NEIL DIAMOND - 242 ( 242 )
                                                  06 I WILL SURVIVE - GLORIA GAYNOR - 241 ( 241 )
                                                  07 HEART OF GLASS - BLONDIE - 236 ( 236 )
                                                  07 TRAGEDY - BEE GEES - 236 ( 236 )
                                                  09 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA - 218 ( 218 )
                                                  10 Y.M.C.A. - VILLAGE PEOPLE - 211 ( 211 )
                                                  11 SUNDAY GIRL - BLONDIE - 199 ( 199 )
                                                  12 CHIQUITITA - ABBA - 190 ( 190 )
                                                  13 YOU NEEDED ME - ANNE MURRAY - 186 ( 186 )
                                                  14 HAPPY MAN - CATHAL DUNNE - 182 ( 182 )
                                                  15 LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME - RACEY - 178 ( 178 )
                                                  16 YOU'RE THE GREATEST LOVER - GINA, DALE HAZE & THE CHAMPIONS - 173 ( 163 )
                                                  16 POP MUSIK - M - 173 ( 173 )
                                                  18 A LITTLE MORE LOVE - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN - 172 ( 172 )
                                                  19 HELLO THIS IS JOANIE - PAUL EVANS - 169 ( 169 )
                                                  20 DANCE AWAY - ROXY MUSIC - 168 ( 168 )
                                                  20 REUNITED - PEACHES AND HERB - 168 ( 168 )
                                                  22 OLIVER'S ARMY - ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS - 165 ( 165 )
                                                  23 HALLELUJAH - MILK AND HONEY - 155 ( 155 )
                                                  24 MY LIFE - BILLY JOEL - 151 ( 151 )
                                                  25 THE LOGICAL SONG - SUPERTRAMP - 148 ( 148 )
                                                  25 THEME FROM 'THE DEER HUNTER' - SHADOWS - 148 ( 148 )
                                                  25 WOMAN IN LOVE - THREE DEGREES - 148 ( 148 )
                                                  25 PARISIENNE WALKWAYS - GARY MOORE - 148 ( 148 )
                                                  29 DO YOU WANT YOUR OLD LOBBY WASHED DOWN - BRENDAN SHINE - 147 ( 147 )
                                                  30 SULTANS OF SWING - DIRE STRAITS - 144 ( 144 )

                                                  The points totals in blue were the correct totals. The RTE guide gave 10 extra points to the Fureys and to the Champions.

                                                  Also in case it wasn't obvious the chart included a footnote to say that "Four titles tied for 25th place; two for 7th, 16th and 20th place"

                                                  The Top 10 artists for the first 6 months of the year were:

                                                  1.BEE GEES (3) - 493
                                                  2. GLORIA (1) - 475
                                                  3. BLONDIE (3) - 447
                                                  4. RACEY (2) - 443
                                                  5. FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR (1) - 432 422
                                                  6. ABBA (2) - 408
                                                  7. VILLAGE PEOPLE (2) - 348
                                                  8. ART GARFUNKEL (1) - 300
                                                  9. SHADOWS (2) - 289
                                                  10. BONEY M (4) - 270
                                                  The figure in brackets is the number of hits

                                                  As well as the artists listed in that chart, only Elton John and Rod Stewart had as many as 3 hits

                                                  It was stated in the commentary that Neil Diamond would be at No. 8 in the top 10 artists if his points with Barbra Streisand were added in (he had 324 points)


                                                  Total number of records in the Top 30 159 (includes 30 records which were in the chart at the turn of the year, 129 new entries)
                                                  Total number of Irish records in the Top 30 24
                                                  Total number of artists in the chart 127
                                                  Total number of Irish artists in the chart 23

                                                  The number of Irish records did not include the hits by Thin Lizzy, Dana or Gary Moore as they were "not Irish records as such". The Boomtown Rats were included as the records were released in Ireland on the Mulligan label

                                                  26 artists had more than 1 chart entry

                                                  Only 2 one hit wonders (1 week at No. 30)
                                                  "Slow Down" by Kenny Ryder and "Get Down" by Gene Chandler

                                                  The article finished off by saying that they'd be back at the end of the year with the full year's standings. As far as I can tell, this never happened!
                                                  The 65th Beatle

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