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  • Irish Charts 1988 to 1990

    As part of a continuing plan to produce seven handy threads, each covering three years of the Irish charts of the last 21 years of the twentieth century - most of which are already in progress or complete! - this one will cover the charts from 1988 to 1990, as broadcast on RTE Radio 2.

    This was originally begun by beatlened and Shakyfan on the "Chart Archives - 1980's" thread, but their available information became incomplete / difficult to trace only a few weeks in.

    However, my notes of this period, recently rediscovered, appear to be substantially complete and accurate - but, as always, if there are any additions/corrections, please post! There may be a few gaps requiring help or interpretation from www.irishcharts.ie, and this exercise may also enable further errors/omissions there to be identified.

    I'm aim to add at least a few weeks here each day, if at all possible. Starting - now!



    10th January 1988

    01 01 05 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - THE POGUES AND KIRSTY MacCOLL
    02 02 04 ALWAYS ON MY MIND - PET SHOP BOYS
    03 07 06 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL - MICHAEL JACKSON
    04 12 03 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - NAT "KING" COLE
    05 09 03 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - BELINDA CARLISLE
    06 03 04 LET'S WASH OUR SOCKS FOR CHRISTMAS - JUNK BOX BAND
    07 06 05 LOVE LETTERS - ALISON MOYET
    08 05 12 KATIE - MARY BLACK
    09 18 03 ANGEL EYES - WET WET WET
    10 13 07 MARINO WALTZ - JOHN SHEEHAN / MICHAEL HOWARD

    11 11 10 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    12 ---- 01 MOLLY MALONE (MILLENNIUM ANTHEM) - BAND OF DUBS
    13 10 02 TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD - NEW ORDER
    14 04 04 ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - MEL SMITH AND KIM WILDE
    15 14 06 EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE - SIMPLY RED
    16 08 05 MY ARMS KEEP MISSING YOU / When I Fall In Love - RICK ASTLEY
    17 20 05 TURN BACK THE CLOCK - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
    18 21 10 GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU - GEORGE HARRISON
    19 25 02 GTO - SINITTA
    20 ---- 01 FATHER FIGURE - GEORGE MICHAEL

    21 15 10 CHINA IN YOUR HAND - T'PAU
    22 24 02 JINGO - JELLYBEAN
    23 22 06 WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR - SHAKIN' STEVENS
    24 17 02 LAST NIGHT I DREAMED SOMEBODY LOVED ME - THE SMITHS
    25 19 03 I'M THE MAN - ANTHRAX
    26 ---- 01 ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT - THE STRANGLERS
    27 ---- 01 IDEAL WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
    28 ---- 01 I FOUND SOMEONE - CHER
    29 28 12 RED ROSE CAFE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
    30 27 06 LETTER FROM AMERICA - PROCLAIMERS

    Bubbling under:
    SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY
    I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY



    17th January 1988 - There's a new entry from Aslan......

    01 05 04 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - BELINDA CARLISLE
    02 20 02 FATHER FIGURE - GEORGE MICHAEL
    03 26 02 ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT - THE STRANGLERS
    04 28 02 I FOUND SOMEONE - CHER
    05 01 06 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - THE POGUES AND KIRSTY MacCOLL
    06 12 02 MOLLY MALONE (MILLENNIUM ANTHEM) - BAND OF DUBS
    07 02 05 ALWAYS ON MY MIND - PET SHOP BOYS
    08 04 04 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE - NAT "KING" COLE
    09 BB 01 SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY
    10 03 07 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL - MICHAEL JACKSON

    11 09 04 ANGEL EYES - WET WET WET
    12 BB 01 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
    13 19 03 GTO - SINITTA
    14 07 06 LOVE LETTERS - ALISON MOYET
    15 11 11 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    16 ---- 01 BEHIND THE WHEEL - DEPECHE MODE
    17 ---- 01 I CAN'T HELP IT - BANANARAMA
    18 ---- 01 HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
    19 22 03 JINGO - JELLYBEAN
    20 ---- 01 HEAT SEEKER - AC/DC

    21 ---- 01 HOUSE ARREST - KRUSH
    22 17 06 TURN BACK THE CLOCK - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
    23 29 13 RED ROSE CAFE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
    24 27 02 IDEAL WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
    25 10 08 MARINO WALTZ - JOHN SHEEHAN / MICHAEL HOWARD
    26 16 06 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE / My Arms Keep Missing You - RICK ASTLEY
    27 15 07 EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE - SIMPLY RED
    28 ---- 01 COME INTO MY LIFE - JOYCE SIMS
    29 ---- 01 YOU'RE ALL I NEED - MOTLEY CRUE
    30 ---- 01 LOVING ME LATELY - ASLAN



    24th January 1988 - and now there's another new entry from Aslan!

    01 09 02 SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY
    02 12 02 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
    03 01 05 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - BELINDA CARLISLE
    04 06 03 MOLLY MALONE (MILLENNIUM ANTHEM) - BAND OF DUBS
    05 03 03 ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT - THE STRANGLERS
    06 02 03 FATHER FIGURE - GEORGE MICHAEL
    07 04 03 I FOUND SOMEONE - CHER
    08 20 02 HEAT SEEKER - AC/DC
    09 18 02 HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
    10 05 07 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - THE POGUES AND KIRSTY MacCOLL

    11 ---- 01 STUTTER RAP - MORRIS MINOR AND THE MAJORS
    12 17 02 I CAN'T HELP IT - BANANARAMA
    13 ---- 01 RISE TO THE OCCASION - CLIMIE / FISHER
    14 ---- 01 PRETTY THING - ASLAN
    15 ---- 01 NEW SENSATION - INXS
    16 24 03 IDEAL WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
    17 11 05 ANGEL EYES - WET WET WET
    18 28 02 COME INTO MY LIFE - JOYCE SIMS
    19 ---- 01 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS - BROS
    20 30 02 LOVING ME LATELY - ASLAN

    21 16 02 BEHIND THE WHEEL - DEPECHE MODE
    22 13 04 GTO - SINITTA
    23 23 14 RED ROSE CAFE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
    24 15 12 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    25 19 04 JINGO - JELLYBEAN
    26 21 02 HOUSE ARREST - KRUSH
    27 ---- 01 JENNIFER SHE SAID - LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS
    28 ---- 01 OH L'AMOUR - DOLLAR
    29 29 02 YOU'RE ALL I NEED - MOTLEY CRUE
    30 Re 04 CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN / MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


    31st January 1988

    01 02 03 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
    02 01 03 SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY
    03 03 06 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - BELINDA CARLISLE
    04 19 02 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS - BROS
    05 28 02 OH L'AMOUR - DOLLAR
    06 04 04 MOLLY MALONE (MILLENNIUM ANTHEM) - BAND OF DUBS
    07 08 03 HEAT SEEKER - AC/DC
    08 09 03 HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
    09 13 02 RISE TO THE OCCASION - CLIMIE / FISHER
    10 11 02 STUTTER RAP - MORRIS MINOR AND THE MAJORS
    11 16 04 IDEAL WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
    12 30 05 CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN / MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    13 ---- 01 NATIVES - CHRISTY MOORE
    14 Re 08 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
    15 ---- 01 VALENTINE - T'PAU
    16 15 02 NEW SENSATION - INXS
    17 ---- 01 SHAKE YOUR LOVE - DEBBIE GIBSON
    18 05 04 ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT - THE STRANGLERS
    19 17 06 ANGEL EYES - WET WET WET
    20 07 04 I FOUND SOMEONE - CHER

    21 14 02 PRETTY THING - ASLAN
    22 ---- 01 TIRED OF GETTIN PUSHED AROUND- 2 MEN, DRUM MACHINE AND TRUMPET
    23 18 03 COME INTO MY LIFE - JOYCE SIMS
    24 26 03 HOUSE ARREST - KRUSH
    25 12 03 I CAN'T HELP IT - BANANARAMA
    26 ---- 01 MANDINKA - SINEAD O'CONNOR
    27 27 02 JENNIFER SHE SAID - LLOYD COLE AND THE COMMOTIONS
    28 24 13 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    29 23 15 RED ROSE CAFE - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
    30 20 03 LOVING ME LATELY - ASLAN

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    7th February 1988

    01 01 04 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
    02 04 03 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS - BROS
    03 17 02 SHAKE YOUR LOVE - DEBBIE GIBSON
    04 05 03 OH L'AMOUR - DOLLAR
    05 12 06 CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN/MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    06 08 04 HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
    07 ---- 01 TELL IT TO MY HEART - TAYLOR DAYNE
    08 13 02 NATIVES - CHRISTY MOORE
    09 02 04 SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY
    10 15 02 VALENTINE - T'PAU

    11 ---- 01 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVING - WHITESNAKE
    12 09 03 RISE TO THE OCCASION - CLIMIE / FISHER
    13 26 02 MANDINKA - SINEAD O'CONNOR
    14 11 05 IDEAL WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
    15 03 07 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - BELINDA CARLISLE
    16 07 04 HEAT SEEKER - AC/DC
    17 ---- 01 ROK DA HOUSE - BEAT MASTERS
    18 14 09 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
    19 19 07 ANGEL EYES - WET WET WET
    20 22 02 TIRED OF GETTIN PUSHED AROUND - 2 MEN, A DRUM MACHINE AND A TRUMPET

    21 ---- 01 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - BANGLES
    22 24 04 HOUSE ARREST - KRUSH
    23 28 14 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    24 ---- 01 C'MON EVERYBODY - EDDIE COCHRAN
    25 20 05 I FOUND SOMEONE - CHER
    26 ---- 01 THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT - JACK N CHILL
    27 ---- 01 SAY IT AGAIN - JERMAINE STEWART
    28 06 05 MOLLY MALONE (MILLENNIUM ANTHEM) - BAND OF DUBS
    29 ---- 01 MY LAST FAREWELL - BARLEYCORN
    30 ---- 01 MY HEART BELONGS TO DUBLIN - MULLIGAN



    14th February 1988

    01 02 04 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS - BROS
    02 07 02 TELL IT TO MY HEART - TAYLOR DAYNE
    03 01 05 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
    04 ---- 01 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR - BILLY OCEAN
    05 05 07 CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN/MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    06 03 03 SHAKE YOUR LOVE - DEBBIE GIBSON
    07 24 02 C'MON EVERYBODY - EDDIE COCHRAN
    08 27 02 SAY IT AGAIN - JERMAINE STEWART
    09 13 03 MANDINKA - SINEAD O'CONNOR
    10 11 02 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVING - WHITESNAKE

    11 04 04 OH L'AMOUR - DOLLAR
    12 06 05 HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
    13 08 03 NATIVES - CHRISTY MOORE
    14 10 03 VALENTINE - T'PAU
    15 30 02 MY HEART BELONGS TO DUBLIN - MULLIGAN
    16 21 02 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - BANGLES
    17 23 15 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    18 29 02 MY LAST FAREWELL - BARLEYCORN
    19 26 02 THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT - JACK N CHILL
    20 09 05 SIGN YOUR NAME - TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY

    21 ---- 01 TWO HEARTS - CLIFF RICHARD
    22 ---- 01 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
    23 17 02 ROK DA HOUSE - BEAT MASTERS
    24 ---- 01 WHEN WE WAS FAB - GEORGE HARRISON
    25 18 10 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
    26 ---- 01 MAN IN THE MIRROR - MICHAEL JACKSON
    27 ---- 01 I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE - SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS
    28 12 04 RISE TO THE OCCASION - CLIMIE / FISHER
    29 14 06 IDEAL WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
    30 ---- 01 TOWER OF STRENGTH - THE MISSION



    21st February 1988

    01 04 02 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR - BILLY OCEAN
    02 02 03 TELL IT TO MY HEART - TAYLOR DAYNE
    03 26 02 MAN IN THE MIRROR - MICHAEL JACKSON
    04 05 08 CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN/MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    05 03 06 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
    06 09 04 MANDINKA - SINEAD O'CONNOR
    07 ---- 01 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - KYLIE MINOGUE
    08 07 03 C'MON EVERYBODY - EDDIE COCHRAN
    09 01 05 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS - BROS
    10 30 02 TOWER OF STRENGTH - THE MISSION

    11 08 03 SAY IT AGAIN - JERMAINE STEWART
    12 ---- 01 FOR A FRIEND - COMMUNARDS
    13 ---- 01 SPY IN THE HOUSE - WAS NOT WAS
    14 27 02 I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE - SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS
    15 16 03 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - BANGLES
    16 ---- 01 SUEDEHEAD - MORRISEY
    17 18 03 MY LAST FAREWELL - BARLEYCORN
    18 ---- 01 HOT HOT HOT - THE CURE
    19 22 02 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
    20 15 03 MY HEART BELONGS TO DUBLIN - MULLIGAN

    21 11 05 OH L'AMOUR - DOLLAR
    22 06 04 SHAKE YOUR LOVE - DEBBIE GIBSON
    23 17 16 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    24 10 03 GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVING - WHITESNAKE
    25 24 02 WHEN WE WAS FAB - GEORGE HARRISON
    26 12 06 HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
    27 13 04 NATIVES - CHRISTY MOORE
    28 14 04 VALENTINE - T'PAU
    29 ---- 01 GOLDEN YEARS - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    30 21 02 TWO HEARTS - CLIFF RICHARD



    28th February 1988

    01 07 02 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - KYLIE MINOGUE
    02 16 02 SUEDEHEAD - MORRISEY
    03 01 03 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR - BILLY OCEAN
    04 ---- 01 BEAT DIS - BOMB THE BASS
    05 03 03 MAN IN THE MIRROR - MICHAEL JACKSON
    06 ---- 01 IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD - THE POGUES
    07 02 04 TELL IT TO MY HEART - TAYLOR DAYNE
    08 15 04 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - BANGLES
    09 06 05 MANDINKA - SINEAD O'CONNOR
    10 08 04 C'MON EVERYBODY - EDDIE COCHRAN

    11 ---- 01 TOGETHER FOREVER - RICK ASTLEY
    12 10 03 TOWER OF STRENGTH - THE MISSION
    13 05 07 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
    14 12 02 FOR A FRIEND - COMMUNARDS
    15 11 04 SAY IT AGAIN - JERMAINE STEWART
    16 04 09 CANDLE IN THE WIND - ELTON JOHN/MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    17 09 06 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS - BROS
    18 29 02 GOLDEN YEARS - FOSTER AND ALLEN
    19 ---- 01 DOMINION - SISTERS OF MERCY
    20 13 02 SPY IN THE HOUSE - WAS NOT WAS

    21 ---- 01 PEOPLE ARE STRANGE - ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
    22 19 03 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
    23 17 04 MY LAST FAREWELL - BARLEYCORN
    24 ---- 01 JOE LE TAXI - VANESSA PARADIS
    25 ---- 01 ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON - MARY BLACK
    26 18 02 HOT HOT HOT - THE CURE
    27 26 07 HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
    28 ---- 01 THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - MEL AND KIM
    29 28 05 VALENTINE - T'PAU
    30 ---- 01 I GET WEAK - BELINDA CARLISLE

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    • #3
      6th March 1988

      01 01 03 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - KYLIE MINOGUE
      02 11 02 TOGETHER FOREVER - RICK ASTLEY
      03 02 03 SUEDEHEAD - MORRISEY
      04 06 02 IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD - THE POGUES
      05 03 04 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR - BILLY OCEAN
      06 04 02 BEAT DIS - BOMB THE BASS
      07 19 02 DOMINION - SISTERS OF MERCY
      08 10 05 C'MON EVERYBODY - EDDIE COCHRAN
      09 24 02 JOE LE TAXI - VANESSA PARADIS
      10 30 02 I GET WEAK - BELINDA CARLISLE

      11 28 02 THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - MEL AND KIM
      12 08 05 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - BANGLES
      13 ---- 01 CRASH - THE PRIMITIVES
      14 22 04 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
      15 25 02 ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON - MARY BLACK
      16 18 03 GOLDEN YEARS - FOSTER AND ALLEN
      17 15 05 SAY IT AGAIN - JERMAINE STEWART
      18 Re 02 NEVER / These Dreams - HEART
      19 ---- 01 HEART OF GOLD - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
      20 05 04 MAN IN THE MIRROR - MICHAEL JACKSON

      21 14 03 FOR A FRIEND - COMMUNARDS
      22 09 06 MANDINKA - SINEAD O'CONNOR
      23 13 08 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
      24 ---- 01 HOW MEN ARE - AZTEC CAMERA
      25 ---- 01 LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS - TAJA SEVELLE
      26 23 05 MY LAST FAREWELL - BARLEYCORN
      27 07 05 TELL IT TO MY HEART - TAYLOR DAYNE
      28 Re 17 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
      29 21 02 PEOPLE ARE STRANGE - ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
      30 ---- 01 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN



      13th March 1988 - Foster and Allen's latest single has dropped out, but their previous one is going to stay around for quite a while yet.......

      01 02 03 TOGETHER FOREVER - RICK ASTLEY
      02 09 03 JOE LE TAXI - VANESSA PARADIS
      03 13 02 CRASH - THE PRIMITIVES
      04 01 04 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - KYLIE MINOGUE
      05 10 03 I GET WEAK - BELINDA CARLISLE
      06 ---- 01 SHIP OF FOOLS - ERASURE
      07 04 03 IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD - THE POGUES
      08 03 04 SUEDEHEAD - MORRISEY
      09 08 06 C'MON EVERYBODY - EDDIE COCHRAN
      10 18 03 NEVER / These Dreams - HEART

      11 05 05 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR - BILLY OCEAN
      12 12 06 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - BANGLES
      13 11 03 THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - MEL AND KIM
      14 15 03 ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON - MARY BLACK
      15 07 03 DOMINION - SISTERS OF MERCY
      16 ---- 01 DOCTORIN' THE HOUSE - COLDCUT
      17 25 02 LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS - TAJA SEVELLE
      18 21 04 FOR A FRIEND - COMMUNARDS
      19 14 05 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
      20 19 02 HEART OF GOLD - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ

      21 ---- 01 FEET ON THE GROUND - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
      22 ---- 01 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO - WHITNEY HOUSTON
      23 ---- 01 I'M NOT SCARED - EIGHTH WONDER / PATSY KENSIT
      24 30 02 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN
      25 24 02 HOW MEN ARE - AZTEC CAMERA
      26 28 18 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
      27 ---- 01 THE WALTZ OF ANGELS (FOUR TRACK EP) - MICK FLAVIN
      28 ---- 01 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
      29 ---- 01 DROP THE BOY - BROS
      30 26 06 MY LAST FAREWELL - BARLEYCORN



      20th March 1988

      01 21 02 FEET ON THE GROUND - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
      02 22 02 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO - WHITNEY HOUSTON
      03 03 03 CRASH - THE PRIMITIVES
      04 01 04 TOGETHER FOREVER - RICK ASTLEY
      05 29 02 DROP THE BOY - BROS
      06 06 02 SHIP OF FOOLS - ERASURE
      07 02 04 JOE LE TAXI - VANESSA PARADIS
      08 04 05 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - KYLIE MINOGUE
      09 14 04 ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON - MARY BLACK
      10 27 02 THE WALTZ OF ANGELS (FOUR TRACK EP) - MICK FLAVIN

      11 05 04 I GET WEAK - BELINDA CARLISLE
      12 10 04 NEVER / These Dreams - HEART
      13 19 06 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
      14 17 03 LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS - TAJA SEVELLE
      15 ---- 01 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART - SINITTA
      16 16 02 DOCTORIN' THE HOUSE - COLDCUT
      17 24 03 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN
      18 ---- 01 ICE CREAM MAN - MARY COUGHLAN
      19 20 03 HEART OF GOLD - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
      20 23 02 I'M NOT SCARED - EIGHTH WONDER / PATSY KENSIT

      21 ---- 01 BURN CLEAR - SOMETHING HAPPENS
      22 ---- 01 STAY ON THESE ROADS - AHA
      23 ---- 01 DON'T TURN AROUND - ASWAD
      24 ---- 01 JUST LIKE PARADISE - DAVID LEE ROTH
      25 ---- 01 DEVIL INSIDE - INXS
      26 28 02 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
      27 ---- 01 TEMPTATION - WET WET WET
      28 13 04 THAT'S THE WAY IT IS - MEL AND KIM
      29 26 19 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
      30 30 07 MY LAST FAREWELL - BARLEYCORN



      27th March 1988

      01 05 03 DROP THE BOY - BROS
      02 22 02 STAY ON THESE ROADS - AHA
      03 ---- 01 COULD'VE BEEN - TIFFANY
      04 23 02 DON'T TURN AROUND - ASWAD
      05 ---- 01 CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS - IRON MAIDEN
      06 01 03 FEET ON THE GROUND - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
      07 02 03 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO - WHITNEY HOUSTON
      08 03 04 CRASH - THE PRIMITIVES
      09 27 02 TEMPTATION - WET WET WET
      10 15 02 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART - SINITTA

      11 07 05 JOE LE TAXI - VANESSA PARADIS
      12 08 06 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - KYLIE MINOGUE
      13 12 05 NEVER / These Dreams - HEART
      14 13 07 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
      15 11 05 I GET WEAK - BELINDA CARLISLE
      16 18 02 ICE CREAM MAN - MARY COUGHLAN
      17 10 03 THE WALTZ OF ANGELS (FOUR TRACK EP) - MICK FLAVIN
      18 09 05 ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON - MARY BLACK
      19 ---- 01 RECKLESS - AFRIKA BAMBAATAA / UB40
      20 14 04 LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS - TAJA SEVELLE

      21 17 04 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN
      22 ---- 01 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL - ERIC B AND RAKIM
      23 20 03 I'M NOT SCARED - EIGHTH WONDER / PATSY KENSIT
      24 04 05 TOGETHER FOREVER - RICK ASTLEY
      25 ---- 01 HEART - PET SHOP BOYS
      26 ---- 01 ONLY IN MY DREAMS - DEBBIE GIBSON
      27 19 04 HEART OF GOLD - JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
      28 26 03 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
      29 29 20 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
      30 06 03 SHIP OF FOOLS - ERASURE

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      • #4
        3rd April 1988

        01 03 02 COULD'VE BEEN - TIFFANY
        02 02 03 STAY ON THESE ROADS - AHA
        03 05 02 CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS - IRON MAIDEN
        04 04 03 DON'T TURN AROUND - ASWAD
        05 01 04 DROP THE BOY - BROS
        06 25 02 HEART - PET SHOP BOYS
        07 10 03 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART - SINITTA
        08 09 03 TEMPTATION - WET WET WET
        09 11 06 JOE LE TAXI - VANESSA PARADIS
        10 ---- 01 AIN'T COMPLAINING - STATUS QUO

        11 28 04 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
        12 Re 03 THIS IS - ASLAN
        13 14 08 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
        14 23 04 I'M NOT SCARED - EIGHTH WONDER / PATSY KENSIT
        15 07 04 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO - WHITNEY HOUSTON
        16 21 05 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN
        17 13 06 NEVER / These Dreams - HEART
        18 ---- 01 PROVE YOUR LOVE - TAYLOR DAYNE
        19 06 04 FEET ON THE GROUND - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
        20 26 02 ONLY IN MY DREAMS - DEBBIE GIBSON

        21 12 07 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY - KYLIE MINOGUE
        22 16 03 ICE CREAM MAN - MARY COUGHLAN
        23 08 05 CRASH - THE PRIMITIVES
        24 ---- 01 BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) - SIMON HARRIS
        25 18 06 ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON - MARY BLACK
        26 19 02 RECKLESS - AFRIKA BAMBAATAA / UB40
        27 29 21 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
        28 ---- 01 LOVE IS STRONGER THAN PRIDE - SADE
        29 ---- 01 EVERYWHERE - FLEETWOOD MAC
        30 15 06 I GET WEAK - BELINDA CARLISLE



        10th April 1988

        01 06 03 HEART - PET SHOP BOYS
        02 01 03 COULD'VE BEEN - TIFFANY
        03 02 04 STAY ON THESE ROADS - AHA
        04 11 05 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
        05 03 03 CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS - IRON MAIDEN
        06 05 05 DROP THE BOY - BROS
        07 ---- 01 THAT'S THE WAY I WANNA ROCK 'N' ROLL - AC/DC
        08 10 02 AIN'T COMPLAINING - STATUS QUO
        09 07 04 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART - SINITTA
        10 29 02 EVERYWHERE - FLEETWOOD MAC

        11 16 06 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN
        12 08 04 TEMPTATION - WET WET WET
        13 18 02 PROVE YOUR LOVE - TAYLOR DAYNE
        14 04 04 DON'T TURN AROUND - ASWAD
        15 14 05 I'M NOT SCARED - EIGHTH WONDER / PATSY KENSIT
        16 12 04 THIS IS - ASLAN
        17 13 09 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
        18 ---- 01 JEALOUS HEART (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
        19 ---- 01 THE NIGHT DANIEL O'DONNELL CAME TO TOWN - LOUISE MORRISSEY
        20 ---- 01 GIRLFRIEND - PEBBLES

        21 20 03 ONLY IN MY DREAMS - DEBBIE GIBSON
        22 ---- 01 DREAMING - GLENN GOLDSMITH
        23 15 05 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO - WHITNEY HOUSTON
        24 ---- 01 ARMAGEDDON IT - DEF LEPPARD
        25 27 22 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
        26 25 07 ONCE IN A VERY BLUE MOON - MARY BLACK
        27 24 02 BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) - SIMON HARRIS
        28 ---- 01 SEX TALK - T'PAU
        29 19 05 FEET ON THE GROUND - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
        30 28 02 LOVE IS STRONGER THAN PRIDE - SADE



        17th April 1988

        01 01 04 HEART - PET SHOP BOYS
        02 10 03 EVERYWHERE - FLEETWOOD MAC
        03 ---- 01 I WANT YOU BACK - BANANARAMA
        04 02 04 COULD'VE BEEN - TIFFANY
        05 04 06 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
        06 13 03 PROVE YOUR LOVE - TAYLOR DAYNE
        07 07 02 THAT'S THE WAY I WANNA ROCK 'N' ROLL - AC/DC
        08 ---- 01 SHE'S LIKE THE WIND - PATRICK SWAYZE / WENDY FRASER
        09 17 10 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
        10 11 07 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN

        11 24 02 ARMAGEDDON IT - DEF LEPPARD
        12 20 02 GIRLFRIEND - PEBBLES
        13 06 06 DROP THE BOY - BROS
        14 ---- 01 WHO'S LEAVING WHO - HAZELL DEAN
        15 05 04 CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS - IRON MAIDEN
        16 15 06 I'M NOT SCARED - EIGHTH WONDER / PATSY KENSIT
        17 18 02 JEALOUS HEART (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
        18 12 05 TEMPTATION - WET WET WET
        19 19 02 THE NIGHT DANIEL O'DONNELL CAME TO TOWN - LOUISE MORRISSEY
        20 ---- 01 SIDEWALKING - JESUS AND MARY CHAIN

        21 28 02 SEX TALK - T'PAU
        22 08 03 AIN'T COMPLAINING - STATUS QUO
        23 ---- 01 I NEED A MAN - EURYTHMICS
        24 ---- 01 GET LUCKY - JERMAINE STEWART
        25 03 05 STAY ON THESE ROADS - AHA
        26 25 23 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
        27 ---- 01 PINK CADILLAC - NATALIE COLE
        28 16 05 THIS IS - ASLAN
        29 09 05 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART - SINITTA
        30 21 04 ONLY IN MY DREAMS - DEBBIE GIBSON



        24th April 1988 .......and old hits from 1968, 1970, 1979 and 1987 return!!!

        01 01 05 HEART - PET SHOP BOYS
        02 14 02 WHO'S LEAVING WHO - HAZELL DEAN
        03 03 02 I WANT YOU BACK - BANANARAMA
        04 27 02 PINK CADILLAC - NATALIE COLE
        05 ---- 01 ONE MORE TRY - GEORGE MICHAEL
        06 02 04 EVERYWHERE - FLEETWOOD MAC
        07 Re 06 I WANT YOU BACK - MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE JACKSON FIVE
        08 08 02 SHE'S LIKE THE WIND - PATRICK SWAYZE / WENDY FRASER
        09 12 03 GIRLFRIEND - PEBBLES
        10 09 11 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH

        11 05 07 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
        12 Re 05 MARY'S PRAYER - DANNY WILSON
        13 17 03 JEALOUS HEART (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
        14 24 02 GET LUCKY - JERMAINE STEWART
        15 10 08 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN
        16 26 24 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
        17 11 03 ARMAGEDDON IT - DEF LEPPARD
        18 06 04 PROVE YOUR LOVE - TAYLOR DAYNE
        19 16 07 I'M NOT SCARED - EIGHTH WONDER / PATSY KENSIT
        20 04 05 COULD'VE BEEN - TIFFANY

        21 19 03 THE NIGHT DANIEL O'DONNELL CAME TO TOWN - LOUISE MORRISSEY
        22 Re 08 THE RARE OULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
        23 13 07 DROP THE BOY - BROS
        24 23 02 I NEED A MAN - EURYTHMICS
        25 20 02 SIDEWALKING - JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
        26 ---- 01 THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME - HOUSEMARTINS
        27 ---- 01 JUST A MIRAGE - JELLYBEAN
        28 21 03 SEX TALK - T'PAU
        29 15 05 CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS - IRON MAIDEN
        30 Re 13 WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - LOUIS ARMSTRONG

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        Comment


        • #5
          1st May 1988

          01 05 02 ONE MORE TRY - GEORGE MICHAEL
          02 02 03 WHO'S LEAVING WHO - HAZELL DEAN
          03 07 07 I WANT YOU BACK - MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE JACKSON FIVE
          04 08 03 SHE'S LIKE THE WIND - PATRICK SWAYZE / WENDY FRASER
          05 12 06 MARY'S PRAYER - DANNY WILSON
          06 04 03 PINK CADILLAC - NATALIE COLE
          07 01 06 HEART - PET SHOP BOYS
          08 03 03 I WANT YOU BACK - BANANARAMA
          09 13 04 CONNEMARA SHORE (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
          10 06 05 EVERYWHERE - FLEETWOOD MAC

          11 11 08 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER
          12 ---- 01 THEME FROM S EXPRESS - S EXPRESS
          13 ---- 01 TAKE HIM HOME - JUMP THE GUN
          14 09 04 GIRLFRIEND - PEBBLES
          15 ---- 01 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
          16 Re 11 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
          17 26 02 THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME - HOUSEMARTINS
          18 ---- 01 ALPHABET STREET - PRINCE
          19 ---- 01 PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
          20 16 25 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN

          21 ---- 01 HEARTLAND - JOHNY LOGAN
          22 ---- 01 LOVE SUPREME - WILL DOWNING
          23 15 09 BROWN EYES - JOHN HOGAN
          24 14 03 GET LUCKY - JERMAINE STEWART
          25 ---- 01 ALL I WANTED - IN TUA NUA
          26 10 12 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
          27 21 04 THE NIGHT DANIEL O'DONNELL CAME TO TOWN - LOUISE MORRISSEY
          28 ---- 01 THE PAYBACK - JAMES BROWN
          29 ---- 01 BORN AGAIN - THE CHRISTIANS
          30 22 09 THE RARE OULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS



          8th May 1988

          01 19 02 PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
          02 12 02 THEME FROM S EXPRESS - S EXPRESS
          03 13 02 TAKE HIM HOME - JUMP THE GUN
          04 18 02 ALPHABET STREET - PRINCE
          05 Re 13 BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER
          06 02 04 WHO'S LEAVING WHO - HAZELL DEAN
          07 05 07 MARY'S PRAYER - DANNY WILSON
          08 04 04 SHE'S LIKE THE WIND - PATRICK SWAYZE / WENDY FRASER
          09 01 03 ONE MORE TRY - GEORGE MICHAEL
          10 08 04 I WANT YOU BACK - BANANARAMA

          11 03 08 I WANT YOU BACK - MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE JACKSON FIVE

          12 ---- 01 BROKEN LAND - ADVENTURES
          13 15 02 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
          14 ---- 01 OUT OF REACH - PRIMITIVES
          15 16 12 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
          16 09 05 CONNEMARA SHORE (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
          17 25 02 ALL I WANTED - IN TUA NUA
          18 28 02 THE PAYBACK - JAMES BROWN
          19 11 09 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) - CLIMIE/FISHER

          20 06 04 PINK CADILLAC - NATALIE COLE
          21 26 13 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
          22 ---- 01 PREDATOR - PREDATOR
          23 ---- 01 OLD DUBLIN IN MY TEARS - SUSAN McCANN
          24 21 02 HEARTLAND - JOHNY LOGAN
          25 22 02 LOVE SUPREME - WILL DOWNING
          26 30 10 THE RARE OULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
          27 29 02 BORN AGAIN - THE CHRISTIANS
          28 17 03 THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME - HOUSEMARTINS
          29 10 06 EVERYWHERE - FLEETWOOD MAC
          30 20 26 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN

          Two entirely different songs with the same title are side-by-side in this, the first chart of the two-year period for which the top thirty was renamed "The Pepsi Chart Show".



          15th May 1988

          01 01 03 PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
          02 05 14 BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER
          03 04 03 ALPHABET STREET - PRINCE
          04 13 03 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
          05 03 03 TAKE HIM HOME - JUMP THE GUN
          06 02 03 THEME FROM S EXPRESS - S EXPRESS
          07 15 13 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
          08 12 02 BROKEN LAND - ADVENTURES
          09 16 06 CONNEMARA SHORE (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
          10 07 08 MARY'S PRAYER - DANNY WILSON

          11 21 14 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
          12 ---- 01 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - WET WET WET
          13 14 02 OUT OF REACH - PRIMITIVES
          14 23 02 OLD DUBLIN IN MY TEARS - SUSAN McCANN
          15 ---- 01 WHAT ABOUT LOVE - HEART
          16 ---- 01 CIRCLE IN THE SAND - BELINDA CARLISLE
          17 30 27 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
          18 10 05 I WANT YOU BACK - BANANARAMA
          19 ---- 01 KING OF ROCK AND ROLL - PREFAB SPROUT
          20 17 03 ALL I WANTED - IN TUA NUA

          21 ---- 01 GO - SCOTT FITZGERALD
          22 ---- 01 CALYPSO CRAZY - BILLY OCEAN
          23 06 05 WHO'S LEAVING WHO - HAZELL DEAN
          24 26 11 THE RARE OULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
          25 11 09 I WANT YOU BACK - MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE JACKSON FIVE
          26 08 05 SHE'S LIKE THE WIND - PATRICK SWAYZE / WENDY FRASER
          27 09 04 ONE MORE TRY - GEORGE MICHAEL
          28 ---- 01 OUT OF THE BLUE - DEBBIE GIBSON
          29 22 02 PREDATOR - PREDATOR
          30 ---- 01 LOADSAMONEY - HARRY ENFIELD

          Although the "Predator" single had not been played in the previous week's countdown, making me wonder if it was among the very few hits "banned" by RTE, it was played this week.



          22nd May 1988

          01 12 02 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - WET WET WET
          02 01 04 PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
          03 04 04 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
          04 07 14 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
          05 02 15 BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER
          06 16 02 CIRCLE IN THE SAND - BELINDA CARLISLE
          07 ---- 01 GOT TO BE CERTAIN - KYLIE MINOGUE
          08 05 04 TAKE HIM HOME - JUMP THE GUN
          09 19 02 KING OF ROCK AND ROLL - PREFAB SPROUT
          10 03 04 ALPHABET STREET - PRINCE

          11 08 03 BROKEN LAND - ADVENTURES
          12 15 02 WHAT ABOUT LOVE - HEART
          13 09 07 CONNEMARA SHORE (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
          14 30 02 LOADSAMONEY - HARRY ENFIELD
          15 ---- 01 DIVINE EMOTIONS - NARADA
          16 ---- 01 ANFIELD RAP - LIVERPOOL FC
          17 ---- 01 THIS IS ME - CLIMIE/FISHER
          18 17 28 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
          19 22 02 CALYPSO CRAZY - BILLY OCEAN
          20 28 02 OUT OF THE BLUE - DEBBIE GIBSON

          21 14 03 OLD DUBLIN IN MY TEARS - SUSAN McCANN
          22 ---- 01 PUMP UP THE BITTER - STAR TURN ON 45 PINTS
          23 ---- 01 SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART - AZTEC CAMERA
          24 11 15 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
          25 10 09 MARY'S PRAYER - DANNY WILSON
          26 18 06 I WANT YOU BACK - BANANARAMA
          27 ---- 01 HEY MISTER HEARTACHE - KIM WILDE
          28 06 04 THEME FROM S EXPRESS - S EXPRESS
          29 24 12 THE RARE OULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
          30 ---- 01 START TALKING LOVE - MAGNUM



          29th May 1988

          01 01 03 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - WET WET WET
          02 04 15 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
          03 03 05 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
          04 07 02 GOT TO BE CERTAIN - KYLIE MINOGUE
          05 16 02 ANFIELD RAP - LIVERPOOL FC
          06 23 02 SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART - AZTEC CAMERA
          07 05 16 BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER
          08 ---- 01 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
          09 09 03 KING OF ROCK AND ROLL - PREFAB SPROUT
          10 06 03 CIRCLE IN THE SAND - BELINDA CARLISLE

          11 02 05 PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
          12 17 02 THIS IS ME - CLIMIE/FISHER
          13 13 08 CONNEMARA SHORE (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
          14 12 03 WHAT ABOUT LOVE - HEART
          15 ---- 01 LOST IN YOU - ROD STEWART
          16 ---- 01 IM NIN ALU - OFRA HAZA
          17 08 05 TAKE HIM HOME - JUMP THE GUN
          18 15 02 DIVINE EMOTIONS - NARADA
          19 20 03 OUT OF THE BLUE - DEBBIE GIBSON
          20 ---- 01 MY ONE TEMPTATION - MICA PARIS

          21 21 04 OLD DUBLIN IN MY TEARS - SUSAN McCANN
          22 27 02 HEY MISTER HEARTACHE - KIM WILDE
          23 18 29 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
          24 ---- 01 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY - WHITNEY HOUSTON
          25 11 04 BROKEN LAND - ADVENTURES
          26 14 03 LOADSAMONEY - HARRY ENFIELD
          27 ---- 01 WHO GETS THE LOVE - STATUS QUO
          28 Re 02 VOYAGE VOYAGE - DESIRELESS
          29 29 13 THE RARE OULD TIMES - DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERS
          30 24 16 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH

          Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2019

          Comment


          • #6
            "The Pepsi ChartShow - Ireland's Top Thirtee"

            Ah I remember the jingle well!

            My own paper records start in Feb 88 so when I get a chance I'll compare them.

            Comment


            • #7
              5th June 1988

              01 01 04 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - WET WET WET
              02 02 16 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
              03 08 02 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
              04 03 06 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
              05 04 03 GOT TO BE CERTAIN - KYLIE MINOGUE
              06 09 04 KING OF ROCK AND ROLL - PREFAB SPROUT
              07 06 03 SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART - AZTEC CAMERA
              08 24 02 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY - WHITNEY HOUSTON
              09 28 03 VOYAGE VOYAGE - DESIRELESS
              10 07 17 BLUE MONDAY - NEW ORDER

              11 10 04 CIRCLE IN THE SAND - BELINDA CARLISLE
              12 05 03 ANFIELD RAP - LIVERPOOL FC
              13 ---- 01 CHECK IT OUT - L.A. MIX
              14 15 02 LOST IN YOU - ROD STEWART
              15 20 02 MY ONE TEMPTATION - MICA PARIS
              16 ---- 01 GET IT - STEVIE WONDER / MICHAEL JACKSON
              17 ---- 01 EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - MORRISSEY
              18 ---- 01 WE'RE OFF TO GERMANY - THE FANZ
              19 ---- 01 GWEBARRA BAY - KATHY DURKIN
              20 13 09 CONNEMARA SHORE (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM

              21 11 06 PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
              22 14 04 WHAT ABOUT LOVE - HEART
              23 ---- 01 OH PATTI - SCRITTI POLITTI
              24 ---- 01 NAUGHTY GIRLS - SAMANTHA FOX
              25 16 02 IM NIN ALU - OFRA HAZA
              26 ---- 01 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
              27 23 30 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
              28 ---- 01 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE - ASWAD
              29 ---- 01 I DON'T WANNA LIVE WITHOUT YOU - FOREIGNER
              30 21 05 OLD DUBLIN IN MY TEARS - SUSAN McCANN



              12th June 1988

              01 03 03 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
              02 01 05 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - WET WET WET
              03 17 02 EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - MORRISSEY
              04 09 04 VOYAGE VOYAGE - DESIRELESS
              05 ---- 01 I SAW HIM STANDING THERE - TIFFANY
              06 05 04 GOT TO BE CERTAIN - KYLIE MINOGUE
              07 18 02 WE'RE OFF TO GERMANY - THE FANZ
              08 02 17 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
              09 11 05 CIRCLE IN THE SAND - BELINDA CARLISLE
              10 13 02 CHECK IT OUT - L.A. MIX

              11 07 04 SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART - AZTEC CAMERA
              12 ---- 01 ANOTHER WEEKEND - FIVE STAR
              13 26 02 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
              14 19 02 GWEBARRA BAY - KATHY DURKIN
              15 15 03 MY ONE TEMPTATION - MICA PARIS
              16 28 02 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE - ASWAD
              17 08 03 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY - WHITNEY HOUSTON
              18 23 02 OH PATTI - SCRITTI POLITTI
              19 04 07 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
              20 06 05 KING OF ROCK AND ROLL - PREFAB SPROUT

              21 16 02 GET IT - STEVIE WONDER / MICHAEL JACKSON
              22 ---- 01 DARLING WAIT 'TIL MORN / Carmen - PADDY O'BRIEN
              23 ---- 01 I OWE YOU NOTHING - BROS
              24 ---- 01 CHAINS OF LOVE - ERASURE
              25 21 07 PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
              26 27 31 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
              27 14 03 LOST IN YOU - ROD STEWART
              28 20 10 CONNEMARA SHORE (FOUR TRACK EP) - BIG TOM
              29 Re 17 FROM A DISTANCE - NANCI GRIFFITH
              30 12 04 ANFIELD RAP - LIVERPOOL FC



              19th June 1988

              01 01 04 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
              02 23 02 I OWE YOU NOTHING - BROS
              03 02 06 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - WET WET WET
              04 05 02 I SAW HIM STANDING THERE - TIFFANY
              05 04 05 VOYAGE VOYAGE - DESIRELESS
              06 24 02 CHAINS OF LOVE - ERASURE
              07 03 03 EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - MORRISSEY
              08 06 05 GOT TO BE CERTAIN - KYLIE MINOGUE
              09 13 03 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
              10 ---- 01 WILD WORLD - MAXI PRIEST

              11 ---- 01 THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY - AHA
              12 ---- 01 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) - SABRINA
              13 09 06 CIRCLE IN THE SAND - BELINDA CARLISLE
              14 07 03 WE'RE OFF TO GERMANY - THE FANZ
              15 ---- 01 TOUGHER THAN THE REST - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
              16 19 08 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
              17 11 05 SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART - AZTEC CAMERA
              18 12 02 ANOTHER WEEKEND - FIVE STAR
              19 ---- 01 DON'T CALL ME BABY - VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE
              20 14 03 GWEBARRA BAY - KATHY DURKIN

              21 08 18 DON'T GO - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
              22 ---- 01 LUCRETIA - SISTERS OF MERCY
              23 ---- 01 ISN'T IT MIDNIGHT - FLEETWOOD MAC
              24 16 03 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE - ASWAD
              25 ---- 01 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) - THE PASADENAS
              26 ---- 01 DOCTOR IN THE TARDIS - THE TIME LORDS
              27 22 02 CARMEN / Darling Wait 'Til Morn - PADDY O'BRIEN
              28 ---- 01 THERE'S MORE TO LOVE - COMMUNARDS
              29 26 32 THE BLACK SHEEP - FOSTER AND ALLEN
              30 Re 09 IN THE AIR TONIGHT - PHIL COLLINS



              26th June 1988

              01 01 05 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
              02 02 03 I OWE YOU NOTHING - BROS
              03 12 02 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) - SABRINA
              04 26 02 DOCTOR IN THE TARDIS - THE TIME LORDS
              05 10 02 WILD WORLD - MAXI PRIEST
              06 06 03 CHAINS OF LOVE - ERASURE
              07 30 10 IN THE AIR TONIGHT - PHIL COLLINS
              08 09 04 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
              09 ---- 01 BREAKFAST IN BED - UB40 / CHRISSIE HYNDE
              10 28 02 THERE'S MORE TO LOVE - COMMUNARDS

              11 05 06 VOYAGE VOYAGE - DESIRELESS
              12 15 02 TOUGHER THAN THE REST - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
              13 11 02 THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY - AHA
              14 04 03 I SAW HIM STANDING THERE - TIFFANY
              15 19 02 DON'T CALL ME BABY - VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE
              16 03 07 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - WET WET WET
              17 ---- 01 GOT TO GET AWAY - THE STUNNING
              18 07 04 EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - MORRISSEY
              19 ---- 01 YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART - EURYTHMICS
              20 25 02 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) - THE PASADENAS

              21 14 04 WE'RE OFF TO GERMANY - THE FANZ
              22 27 03 DARLING WAIT 'TIL MORN / Carmen - PADDY O'BRIEN
              23 22 02 LUCRETIA - SISTERS OF MERCY
              24 ---- 01 FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
              25 16 09 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
              26 23 02 ISN'T IT MIDNIGHT - FLEETWOOD MAC
              27 ---- 01 ATMOSPHERE - JOY DIVISION
              28 ---- 01 THE TWIST (YO TWIST) - THE FAT BOYS / CHUBBY CHECKER
              29 08 06 GOT TO BE CERTAIN - KYLIE MINOGUE
              30 ---- 01 I WANNA BE LOVED - MISSING LINK

              Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2019

              Comment


              • #8
                3rd July 1988

                01 01 06 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
                02 02 04 I OWE YOU NOTHING - BROS
                03 03 03 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) - SABRINA
                04 28 02 THE TWIST (YO TWIST) - THE FAT BOYS / CHUBBY CHECKER
                05 08 05 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                06 07 11 IN THE AIR TONIGHT - PHIL COLLINS
                07 24 02 FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
                08 04 03 DOCTOR IN THE TARDIS - THE TIME LORDS
                09 09 02 BREAKFAST IN BED - UB40 / CHRISSIE HYNDE
                10 ---- 01 WAP BAM BOOGIE / Don't Blame It On That Girl - MATT BIANCO

                11 05 03 WILD WORLD - MAXI PRIEST
                12 ---- 01 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) - HAZELL DEAN
                13 11 07 VOYAGE VOYAGE - DESIRELESS
                14 12 03 TOUGHER THAN THE REST - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
                15 19 02 YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART - EURYTHMICS
                16 20 03 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) - THE PASADENAS
                17 ---- 01 I WILL BE WITH YOU - T'PAU
                18 22 04 CARMEN / Darling Wait Til Morn - PADDY O'BRIEN
                19 10 03 THERE'S MORE TO LOVE - COMMUNARDS
                20 ---- 01 IS IT LOVE YOU'RE AFTER - ROSE ROYCE

                21 ---- 01 EVERLASTING - NATALIE COLE
                22 ---- 01 NEVER TEAR US APART - INXS
                23 25 10 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
                24 17 02 GOT TO GET AWAY - THE STUNNING
                25 ---- 01 I DON'T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT - ELTON JOHN
                26 ---- 01 CROSS MY HEART - EIGHTH WONDER
                27 14 04 I SAW HIM STANDING THERE - TIFFANY
                28 06 04 CHAINS OF LOVE - ERASURE
                29 18 05 EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY - MORRISSEY
                30 27 02 ATMOSPHERE - JOY DIVISION



                10th July 1988

                01 07 03 FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
                02 01 07 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
                03 Re 02 NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - GLEN MADEIROS
                04 04 03 THE TWIST (YO TWIST) - THE FAT BOYS / CHUBBY CHECKER
                05 05 06 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                06 06 12 IN THE AIR TONIGHT - PHIL COLLINS
                07 02 05 I OWE YOU NOTHING - BROS
                08 10 02 WAP BAM BOOGIE / Don't Blame It On That Girl - MATT BIANCO
                09 09 03 BREAKFAST IN BED - UB40 / CHRISSIE HYNDE
                10 14 04 TOUGHER THAN THE REST - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

                11 ---- 01 FLIGHT OF EARLS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                12 12 02 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) - HAZELL DEAN
                13 ---- 01 DIRTY DIANA - MICHAEL JACKSON
                14 18 05 DARLING WAIT 'TIL MORN / Carmen - PADDY O'BRIEN
                15 17 02 I WILL BE WITH YOU - T'PAU
                16 03 04 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) - SABRINA
                17 ---- 01 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
                18 16 04 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) - THE PASADENAS
                19 ---- 01 FOOLISH BEAT - DEBBIE GIBSON
                20 ---- 01 ARE YOU IN LOVE - SPYDER SYMPSON

                21 22 02 NEVER TEAR US APART - INXS
                22 ---- 01 DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE - PUBLIC ENEMY
                23 26 02 CROSS MY HEART - EIGHTH WONDER
                24 23 11 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
                25 13 08 VOYAGE VOYAGE - DESIRELESS
                26 11 04 WILD WORLD - MAXI PRIEST
                27 15 03 YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART - EURYTHMICS
                28 ---- 01 PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW - PJ MURRIHY
                29 19 04 THERE'S MORE TO LOVE - COMMUNARDS
                30 ---- 01 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE - ADVENTURES

                Stand-in presenter Colin Cabe [?] did not play the Public Enemy hit in either of its two weeks on the chart.



                17th July 1988

                01 03 03 NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - GLEN MADEIROS
                02 05 07 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                03 13 02 DIRTY DIANA - MICHAEL JACKSON
                04 17 02 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
                05 01 04 FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
                06 11 02 FLOW LIFFEY WATERS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                07 19 02 FOOLISH BEAT - DEBBIE GIBSON
                08 02 08 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
                09 ---- 01 MONKEY - GEORGE MICHAEL
                10 06 13 IN THE AIR TONIGHT - PHIL COLLINS

                11 ---- 01 PUSH IT - SALT N PEPA
                12 10 05 TOUGHER THAN THE REST - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
                13 14 06 CARMEN / Darling Wait Til Morn - PADDY O'BRIEN
                14 28 02 PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW - PJ MURRIHY
                15 30 02 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE - ADVENTURES
                16 08 03 WAP BAM BOOGIE / Don't Blame It On That Girl - MATT BIANCO
                17 07 06 I OWE YOU NOTHING - BROS
                18 23 03 CROSS MY HEART - EIGHTH WONDER
                19 16 05 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) - SABRINA
                20 20 02 ARE YOU IN LOVE - SPYDER SYMPSON

                21 29 05 THERE'S MORE TO LOVE - COMMUNARDS
                22 ---- 01 TOMORROW PEOPLE - ZIGGY MARLEY AND THE MELODY MAKERS
                23 09 04 BREAKFAST IN BED - UB40 / CHRISSIE HYNDE
                24 22 02 DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE - PUBLIC ENEMY
                25 ---- 01 I'M SO SORRY - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                26 04 04 THE TWIST (YO TWIST) - THE FAT BOYS / CHUBBY CHECKER
                27 ---- 01 GLAM SLAM - PRINCE
                28 ---- 01 ALL FIRED UP - PAT BENATAR
                29 ---- 01 ROSES ARE RED - MAC BAND / McCAMPBELL BROTHERS
                30 26 05 WILD WORLD - MAXI PRIEST


                24th July 1988

                01 01 04 NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - GLEN MADEIROS
                02 02 08 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                03 04 03 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
                04 03 03 DIRTY DIANA - MICHAEL JACKSON
                05 07 03 FOOLISH BEAT - DEBBIE GIBSON
                06 05 05 FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
                07 06 03 FLOW LIFFEY WATERS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                08 09 02 MONKEY - GEORGE MICHAEL
                09 08 09 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
                10 ---- 01 LOVE BITES - DEF LEPPARD

                11 27 02 GLAM SLAM - PRINCE
                12 14 03 PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW - PJ MURRIHY
                13 11 02 PUSH IT - SALT N PEPA
                14 25 02 I'M SO SORRY - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                15 ---- 01 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                16 18 04 CROSS MY HEART - EIGHTH WONDER
                17 ---- 01 FIESTA - THE POGUES
                18 29 02 ROSES ARE RED - MAC BAND / McCAMPBELL BROTHERS
                19 ---- 01 I WANT YOUR LOVE - TRANSVISION VAMP
                20 ---- 01 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL

                21 12 06 TOUGHER THAN THE REST - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
                22 ---- 01 FEEL THE NEED IN ME - SHAKIN' STEVENS
                23 28 02 ALL FIRED UP - PAT BENATAR
                24 10 14 IN THE AIR TONIGHT - PHIL COLLINS
                25 17 07 I OWE YOU NOTHING - BROS
                26 13 07 CARMEN / Darling Wait Til Morn - PADDY O'BRIEN
                27 22 02 TOMORROW PEOPLE - ZIGGY MARLEY AND THE MELODY MAKERS
                28 ---- 01 CALL ME BLUE - "A" HOUSE
                29 16 04 WAP BAM BOOGIE / Don't Blame It On That Girl - MATT BIANCO
                30 Re 12 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO



                31st July 1988

                01 01 05 NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - GLEN MADEIROS
                02 02 09 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                03 19 02 I WANT YOUR LOVE - TRANSVISION VAMP
                04 03 04 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
                05 04 04 DIRTY DIANA - MICHAEL JACKSON
                06 13 03 PUSH IT - SALT N PEPA
                07 10 02 LOVE BITES - DEF LEPPARD
                08 07 04 FLOW LIFFEY WATERS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                09 15 02 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                10 06 06 FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN

                11 17 02 FIESTA - THE POGUES
                12 05 04 FOOLISH BEAT - DEBBIE GIBSON
                13 ---- 01 YEKE YEKE - MORY KANTE
                14 20 02 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL
                15 08 03 MONKEY - GEORGE MICHAEL
                16 12 04 PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW - PJ MURRIHY
                17 22 02 FEEL THE NEED IN ME - SHAKIN' STEVENS
                18 11 03 GLAM SLAM - PRINCE
                19 14 03 I'M SO SORRY - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                20 09 10 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD

                21 ---- 01 SOMEWHERE DOWN THE CRAZY RIVER - ROBBIE ROBERTSON
                22 18 03 ROSES ARE RED - MAC BAND / McCAMPBELL BROTHERS
                23 ---- 01 SUPERFLY GUY - S EXPRESS
                24 ---- 01 I KNEW LOVE (4 TRACK CASSETTE) - NANCI GRIFFITH
                25 ---- 01 MANNISH BOY - MUDDY WATERS
                26 Re 06 REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE - THE FOUR TOPS
                27 30 13 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
                28 16 05 CROSS MY HEART - EIGHTH WONDER
                29 ---- 01 CAST A LONG SHADOW - MAURA O'CONNELL
                30 23 03 ALL FIRED UP - PAT BENATAR

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                • #9
                  7th August 1988

                  01 02 10 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                  02 01 06 NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - GLEN MADEIROS
                  03 03 03 I WANT YOUR LOVE - TRANSVISION VAMP
                  04 09 03 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                  05 ---- 01 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                  06 06 04 PUSH IT - SALT N PEPA
                  07 08 05 FLOW LIFFEY WATERS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                  08 23 02 SUPERFLY GUY - S EXPRESS
                  09 14 03 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL
                  10 13 02 YEKE YEKE - MORY KANTE

                  11 26 07 REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE - THE FOUR TOPS
                  12 04 05 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
                  13 29 02 CAST A LONG SHADOW - MAURA O'CONNELL
                  14 05 05 DIRTY DIANA - MICHAEL JACKSON
                  15 25 02 MANNISH BOY - MUDDY WATERS
                  16 ---- 01 GO THOUGHTS - EAMON CAMPBELL
                  17 07 03 LOVE BITES - DEF LEPPARD
                  18 ---- 01 PEEK A BOO - SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
                  19 27 14 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
                  20 24 02 I KNEW LOVE (4 TRACK CASSETTE) - NANCI GRIFFITH

                  21 16 05 PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW - PJ MURRIHY
                  22 ---- 01 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) - FUNKY WORM
                  23 12 05 FOOLISH BEAT - DEBBIE GIBSON
                  24 11 03 FIESTA - THE POGUES
                  25 10 07 FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
                  26 17 03 FEEL THE NEED IN ME - SHAKIN' STEVENS
                  27 20 11 THE BOYS IN GREEN - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND SOCCER SQUAD
                  28 19 04 I'M SO SORRY - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                  29 30 04 ALL FIRED UP - PAT BENATAR
                  30 ---- 01 MARTHA'S HARBOUR - ALL ABOUT EVE



                  14th August 1988

                  01 05 02 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                  02 01 11 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                  03 04 04 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                  04 ---- 01 THE EVIL THAT MEN DO - IRON MAIDEN
                  05 09 04 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL
                  06 ---- 01 FIND MY LOVE - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
                  07 ---- 01 I NEED YOU - BVSMP
                  08 07 06 FLOW LIFFEY WATERS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                  09 08 03 SUPERFLY GUY - S EXPRESS
                  10 02 07 NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU - GLEN MADEIROS

                  11 ---- 01 GOOD TRADITION - TANITA TIKARAM
                  12 22 02 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) - FUNKY WORM
                  13 ---- 01 THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION
                  14 ---- 01 ALL I HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS ME - JOHN HOGAN
                  15 ---- 01 JUST ANOTHER LOVER - BAGATELLE
                  16 19 15 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO
                  17 11 08 REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE - THE FOUR TOPS
                  18 15 03 MANNISH BOY - MUDDY WATERS
                  19 03 04 I WANT YOUR LOVE - TRANSVISION VAMP
                  20 18 02 PEEK A BOO - SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

                  21 ---- 01 HANDS TO HEAVEN - BREATHE
                  22 13 03 CAST A LONG SHADOW - MAURA O'CONNELL
                  23 30 02 MARTHA'S HARBOUR - ALL ABOUT EVE
                  24 10 03 YEKE YEKE - MORY KANTE
                  25 16 02 GO THOUGHTS - EAMON CAMPBELL
                  26 ---- 01 I JUST CAN'T HELP BELIEVING - FRANK CHISUM
                  27 ---- 01 BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK - MARY BLACK
                  28 ---- 01 ROISIN - THE BARLEYCORN
                  29 29 05 ALL FIRED UP - PAT BENATAR
                  30 ---- 01 WORKING IN A GOLD MINE - AZTEC CAMERA



                  21st August 1988

                  01 13 02 THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION
                  02 02 12 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                  03 01 03 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                  04 21 02 HANDS TO HEAVEN - BREATHE
                  05 03 05 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                  06 04 02 THE EVIL THAT MEN DO - IRON MAIDEN
                  07 06 02 FIND MY LOVE - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
                  08 05 05 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL
                  09 11 02 GOOD TRADITION - TANITA TIKARAM
                  10 ---- 01 MY LOVE - JULIO IGLESIAS / STEVIE WONDER

                  11 07 02 I NEED YOU - BVSMP
                  12 17 09 REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE - THE FOUR TOPS
                  13 08 07 FLOW LIFFEY WATERS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                  14 ---- 01 RUSH HOUR - JANE WIEDLIN
                  15 14 02 ALL I HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS ME - JOHN HOGAN
                  16 27 02 BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK - MARY BLACK
                  17 ---- 01 MIDNIGHT TO MOONLIGHT - KATHY DURKIN
                  18 ---- 01 SARA JANE - ALLENDALE
                  19 ---- 01 ON THE BEACH - CHRIS REA
                  20 16 16 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO

                  21 ---- 01 ROCK MY WORLD - FIVE STAR
                  22 Re 02 SOMEWHERE DOWN THE CRAZY RIVER - ROBBIE ROBERTSON
                  23 ---- 01 WHEN IT'S LOVE - VAN HALEN
                  24 18 04 MANNISH BOY - MUDDY WATERS
                  25 15 02 JUST ANOTHER LOVER - BAGATELLE
                  26 23 03 MARTHA'S HARBOUR - ALL ABOUT EVE
                  27 ---- 01 THE HARDER I TRY - BROTHER BEYOND
                  28 28 02 ROISIN - THE BARLEYCORN
                  29 12 03 HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) - FUNKY WORM
                  30 Re 06 I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL



                  28th August 1988

                  01 01 03 THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION
                  02 02 13 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                  03 04 03 HANDS TO HEAVEN - BREATHE
                  04 10 02 MY LOVE - JULIO IGLESIAS / STEVIE WONDER
                  05 03 04 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                  06 27 02 THE HARDER I TRY - BROTHER BEYOND
                  07 ---- 01 TOUCHY - AHA
                  08 05 06 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                  09 08 06 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL
                  10 07 03 FIND MY LOVE - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION

                  11 ---- 01 RUNNING ALL OVER THE WORLD -STATUS QUO
                  12 14 02 RUSH HOUR - JANE WIEDLIN
                  13 ---- 01 SWEET CHILD O MINE - GUNS AND ROSES
                  14 ---- 01 KING OF EMOTION - BIG COUNTRY
                  15 15 03 ALL I HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS ME - JOHN HOGAN
                  16 06 03 THE EVIL THAT MEN DO - IRON MAIDEN
                  17 09 03 GOOD TRADITION - TANITA TIKARAM
                  18 19 02 ON THE BEACH - CHRIS REA
                  19 22 03 SOMEWHERE DOWN THE CRAZY RIVER - ROBBIE ROBERTSON
                  20 12 10 REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE - THE FOUR TOPS

                  21 17 02 MIDNIGHT TO MOONLIGHT - KATHY DURKIN
                  22 16 03 BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK - MARY BLACK
                  23 18 02 SARA JANE - ALLENDALE
                  24 ---- 01 SUPERSTITIOUS - EUROPE
                  25 ---- 01 DUBLIN TAKE ME - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                  26 23 02 WHEN IT'S LOVE - VAN HALEN
                  27 13 08 FLOW LIFFEY WATERS (EP) - THE WOLFE TONES
                  28 24 05 MANNISH BOY - MUDDY WATERS
                  29 ---- 01 ANYTHING FOR YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                  30 20 17 TWO'S COMPANY - DANIEL O'DONNELL AND MARGO

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                  • #10
                    4th September 1988

                    01 06 03 THE HARDER I TRY - BROTHER BEYOND
                    02 04 03 MY LOVE - JULIO IGLESIAS / STEVIE WONDER
                    03 01 04 THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION
                    04 05 05 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                    05 02 14 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                    06 07 02 TOUCHY - AHA
                    07 03 04 HANDS TO HEAVEN - BREATHE
                    08 12 03 RUSH HOUR - JANE WIEDLIN
                    09 11 02 RUNNING ALL OVER THE WORLD -STATUS QUO
                    10 09 07 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL

                    11 14 02 KING OF EMOTION - BIG COUNTRY
                    12 ---- 01 MEGABLAST (DON'T MAKE ME WAIT) - BOMB THE BASS
                    13 ---- 01 TALKING 'BOUT A REVOLUTION - TRACY CHAPMAN
                    14 15 04 ALL I HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS ME - JOHN HOGAN
                    15 21 03 MIDNIGHT TO MOONLIGHT - KATHY DURKIN
                    16 08 07 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                    17 13 02 SWEET CHILD O MINE - GUNS AND ROSES
                    18 ---- 01 EVERY GIRL AND BOY - SPAGNA
                    19 17 04 GOOD TRADITION - TANITA TIKARAM
                    20 10 04 FIND MY LOVE - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION

                    21 ---- 01 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                    22 ---- 01 ANOTHER PART OF ME - MICHAEL JACKSON
                    23 19 04 SOMEWHERE DOWN THE CRAZY RIVER - ROBBIE ROBERTSON
                    24 18 03 ON THE BEACH - CHRIS REA
                    25 25 02 DUBLIN TAKE ME - THE FUREY BROTHERS AND DAVEY ARTHUR
                    26 29 02 ANYTHING FOR YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                    29 ---- 01 EASY - COMMODORES
                    30 24 02 SUPERSTITIOUS - EUROPE

                    and (see discussion below!)

                    27 ( possibly! ) ---- 01 TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                    Either 27 or 28 ---- 01 WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN - TWO'S COMPANY
                    28 ( possibly! ) ---- 01 HARVESTER OF SORROW - METALLICA



                    11th September 1988

                    01 21 02 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                    02 03 05 THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION
                    03 02 04 MY LOVE - JULIO IGLESIAS / STEVIE WONDER
                    04 01 04 THE HARDER I TRY - BROTHER BEYOND
                    05 22 02 ANOTHER PART OF ME - MICHAEL JACKSON
                    06 ---- 01 EASIER IN THE MORNING - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                    07 05 15 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                    08 ---- 01 THE RACE - YELLO
                    09 ---- 01 HEAVEN IN MY HANDS - LEVEL 42
                    10 06 03 TOUCHY - AHA

                    11 08 04 RUSH HOUR - JANE WIEDLIN
                    12 14 05 ALL I HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS ME - JOHN HOGAN
                    13 10 08 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL
                    14 15 04 MIDNIGHT TO MOONLIGHT - KATHY DURKIN
                    15 13 02 TALKING 'BOUT A REVOLUTION - TRACY CHAPMAN
                    16 18 02 EVERY GIRL AND BOY - SPAGNA
                    17 12 02 MEGABLAST (DON'T MAKE ME WAIT) - BOMB THE BASS
                    18 29 02 EASY - COMMODORES
                    19 28?? ?? HARVESTER OF SORROW - METALLICA
                    20 ---- 01 I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS

                    21 04 06 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                    22 07 05 HANDS TO HEAVEN - BREATHE
                    23 ---- 01 I QUIT - BROS
                    24 ---- 01 DRUNK DRIVERS SONG (NO, NAY, NEVER) - CHUCK, JUNE AND THE GAMBLERS
                    25 26 03 ANYTHING FOR YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                    26 ---- 01 LONG AND LASTING LOVE - GLEN MADEIROS
                    27 16 08 YOU CAME - KIM WILDE
                    28 ---- 01 LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS
                    29 ---- 01 SHAKE YOUR THANG - SALT N PEPA
                    30 19 05 GOOD TRADITION - TANITA TIKARAM



                    18th September 1988

                    01 01 03 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                    02 23 02 I QUIT - BROS
                    03 ?? ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                    04 Re 11 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES
                    05 02 06 THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION
                    06 05 03 ANOTHER PART OF ME - MICHAEL JACKSON
                    07 06 02 EASIER IN THE MORNING - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                    08 28 02 LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS
                    09 03 05 MY LOVE - JULIO IGLESIAS / STEVIE WONDER
                    10 08 02 THE RACE - YELLO

                    11 14 05 MIDNIGHT TO MOONLIGHT - KATHY DURKIN
                    12 04 05 THE HARDER I TRY - BROTHER BEYOND
                    13 09 02 HEAVEN IN MY HANDS - LEVEL 42
                    14 07 16 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                    15 20 02 I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS
                    16 18 03 EASY - COMMODORES
                    17 10 04 TOUCHY - AHA
                    18 25 04 ANYTHING FOR YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                    19 13 09 O MEIN PAPA - THE MAGIC TRUMPET OF JOHN CARROLL
                    20 11 05 RUSH HOUR - JANE WIEDLIN

                    21 ---- 01 WORLD WITHOUT YOU - BELINDA CARLISLE
                    22 ---- 01 RIDING ON A TRAIN - THE PASADENAS
                    23 19 ?? HARVESTER OF SORROW - METALLICA
                    24 ---- 01 DOMINO DANCING - PET SHOP BOYS
                    25 21 07 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                    26 24 02 DRUNK DRIVERS SONG (NO, NAY, NEVER) - CHUCK, JUNE AND THE GAMBLERS
                    27 12 06 ALL I HAVE TO OFFER YOU IS ME - JOHN HOGAN
                    28 16 03 EVERY GIRL AND BOY - SPAGNA
                    29 Re 03 SWEET CHILD O MINE - GUNS AND ROSES
                    30 ---- 01 HALF PAST TWO - THE STUNNING

                    Womack and Womack were either a re-entry or a new entry, depending on whether or not they had been in the 4th September chart.



                    25th September 1988 ....and there's a new entry at number one!!

                    01 ---- 01 DESIRE - U2
                    02 01 04 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                    03 04 12 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES
                    04 03 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                    05 08 03 LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS
                    06 24 02 DOMINO DANCING - PET SHOP BOYS
                    07 02 03 I QUIT - BROS
                    08 ---- 01 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US - JASON DONOVAN
                    09 ---- 01 SPARE PARTS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
                    10 15 03 I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS

                    11 ---- 01 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - BOBBY McFERRIN
                    12 22 02 RIDING ON A TRAIN - THE PASADENAS
                    13 ---- 01 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
                    14 07 03 EASIER IN THE MORNING - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                    15 18 05 ANYTHING FOR YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                    16 ---- 01 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - BILL MEDLEY
                    17 11 06 MIDNIGHT TO MOONLIGHT - KATHY DURKIN
                    18 ---- 01 OLD MAN STONE - BLACK VELVET BAND
                    19 10 03 THE RACE - YELLO
                    20 09 06 MY LOVE - JULIO IGLESIAS / STEVIE WONDER

                    21 ---- 01 AVE MARIA ("THE WEDDING EP") - DICKIE ROCK
                    22 ---- 01 BAD MEDICINE - BON JOVI
                    23 05 07 THE ONLY WAY IS UP - YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION
                    24 14 17 FLIGHT OF EARLS - PADDY REILLY
                    25 ---- 01 TURN IT INTO LOVE - HAZELL DEAN
                    26 16 04 EASY - COMMODORES
                    27 12 06 THE HARDER I TRY - BROTHER BEYOND
                    28 06 04 ANOTHER PART OF ME - MICHAEL JACKSON
                    29 25 08 LOCOMOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
                    30 ---- 01 WAY BEHIND ME - PRIMITIVES

                    Introducing the new entry at number one, presenter Larry Gogan mentioned that the only other Irish artists who had achieved this, apart from "Show Some Concern" and "Make It Work", were Dickie Rock in 1965 with "Every Step Of The Way", Dermot O'Brien in 1966 with "The Merry Ploughboy" and The Wolfe Tones in 1973 with "Up, Up And Away". (Can anyone confirm whether he was correct?)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CZB
                      4th September 1988


                      27 ---- 01 WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN - TWO'S COMPANY
                      28 ?? ?? ?? (HARVESTER OF SORROW - METALLICA ?)
                      29 ---- 01 EASY - COMMODORES
                      30 24 02 SUPERSTITIOUS - EUROPE

                      Strangely, the number 28 in this week's chart was never mentioned - neither after the number 29 was played and before the number 27, nor during the recap of positions 30-21.

                      During the following week's chart, however, we were told that the record we had just heard by Metallica was "up 9" at number 19......so, unless anyone can identify anything different that should have been number 28 this week, that has to be it.

                      Human error, twice? Or did only 29 of the chart positions appear on a misprinted chart listing this week?? Or had there been a high-profile accident involving a harvester that would have made it insensitive even to mention the title??? Who knows????
                      Just had a look in my file and I'm in agreement down to no 26 and also on 29 and 30. But for some reason I had written Two's Company at 28 though your info matches irishcharts.ie. I'm completely stumped now because at no 27 I have Womack & Womack's Teardrops which irishcharts.ie lists as a new entry a fortnight later. Looking at my chart from a fortnight later I have it marked as a new entry though I sometimes didn't differentiate between new and re entries tensing to mark them all as *. On further investigation I see that irishcharts.ie lists Teardrops as peaking at 4 and spending 8 weeks. But I have it at 3 on 18th just ahead of the Hollies - which is what you have too. Furthermore it appears to have spent 9 weeks in the chart (excluding that possible week at 28 on 4th September.) If it did make its debut on 18th by my reckoning it's run would be 3-4-24-14-6-10-23-19-13 then dropping out completely on 20th November when Life's Just A Ball Game entered at 22

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Shakyfan
                        Just had a look in my file and I'm in agreement down to no 26 and also on 29 and 30. But for some reason I had written Two's Company at 28 though your info matches irishcharts.ie. I'm completely stumped now because at no 27 I have Womack & Womack's Teardrops which irishcharts.ie lists as a new entry a fortnight later. Looking at my chart from a fortnight later I have it marked as a new entry though I sometimes didn't differentiate between new and re entries tensing to mark them all as *. On further investigation I see that irishcharts.ie lists Teardrops as peaking at 4 and spending 8 weeks. But I have it at 3 on 18th just ahead of the Hollies - which is what you have too. Furthermore it appears to have spent 9 weeks in the chart (excluding that possible week at 28 on 4th September.) If it did make its debut on 18th by my reckoning it's run would be 3-4-24-14-6-10-23-19-13 then dropping out completely on 20th November when Life's Just A Ball Game entered at 22
                        That 3-4-24-14-6-10-23-19-13 run is what I have for "Teardrops" too - so www.irishcharts.ie is certainly wrong on both highest position and weeks on chart. Possibly this could have been the number 28 on 4th September too - but, if so, why wasn't it played (or mentioned?) My notes indicate that Europe, Commodores and Two's Company were the three records played before the first break, then Gloria Estefan at 26 etc thereafter. I had written in Two's Company at 28, assuming 27 had been something going down and unmentioned, resolving to listen carefully to the 30-21 rundown later on.......in which 28 was not mentioned at all and 27 was Two's Company! Baffling indeed.

                        Moving on.......



                        2nd October 1988

                        01 01 02 DESIRE - U2
                        02 03 13 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES
                        03 08 02 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US - JASON DONOVAN
                        04 06 03 DOMINO DANCING - PET SHOP BOYS
                        05 02 05 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                        06 13 02 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
                        07 05 04 LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS
                        08 ---- 01 ONE MOMENT IN TIME - WHITNEY HOUSTON
                        09 11 02 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - BOBBY McFERRIN
                        10 22 02 BAD MEDICINE - BON JOVI

                        11 ---- 01 I DON'T WANT YOUR LOVE - DURAN DURAN
                        12 09 02 SPARE PARTS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
                        13 ---- 01 BIG FUN - INNER CITY
                        14 10 04 I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS
                        15 ---- 01 LOVE, TRUTH AND HONESTY - BANANARAMA
                        16 ---- 01 A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE
                        17 ---- 01 REVOLUTION BABY - TRANSVISION VAMP
                        18 21 02 JUST A PART OF ME ("WEDDING EP") - DICKIE ROCK
                        19 15 06 ANYTHING FOR YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                        20 12 03 RIDING ON A TRAIN - THE PASADENAS

                        21 25 02 TURN IT INTO LOVE - HAZELL DEAN
                        22 19 04 THE RACE - YELLO
                        23 ---- 01 I DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES - SINITTA
                        24 04 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                        25 18 02 OLD MAN STONE - BLACK VELVET BAND
                        26 16 02 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - BILL MEDLEY
                        27 07 04 I QUIT - BROS
                        28 14 04 EASIER IN THE MORNING - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
                        29 ---- 01 BURN IT UP - BEATMASTERS
                        30 ---- 01 FAKE - ALEXANDER O'NEAL



                        9th October 1988

                        01 01 03 DESIRE - U2
                        02 08 02 ONE MOMENT IN TIME - WHITNEY HOUSTON
                        03 02 14 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES
                        04 06 03 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
                        05 05 06 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                        06 03 03 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US - JASON DONOVAN
                        07 09 03 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - BOBBY McFERRIN
                        08 11 02 I DON'T WANT YOUR LOVE - DURAN DURAN
                        09 16 02 A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE
                        10 07 05 LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS

                        11 ---- 01 SECRET GARDEN - T'PAU
                        12 10 03 BAD MEDICINE - BON JOVI
                        13 15 02 LOVE, TRUTH AND HONESTY - BANANARAMA
                        14 24 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                        15 13 02 BIG FUN - INNER CITY
                        16 04 04 DOMINO DANCING - PET SHOP BOYS
                        17 14 05 I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS
                        18 17 02 REVOLUTION BABY - TRANSVISION VAMP
                        19 18 03 IN LOVE AGAIN ("WEDDING EP") - DICKIE ROCK
                        20 Re 02 HALF PAST TWO - THE STUNNING

                        21 23 02 I DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES - SINITTA
                        22 20 04 RIDING ON A TRAIN - THE PASADENAS
                        23 22 05 THE RACE - YELLO
                        24 21 03 TURN IT INTO LOVE - HAZELL DEAN
                        25 30 02 FAKE - ALEXANDER O'NEAL
                        26 12 03 SPARE PARTS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
                        27 ---- 01 I'LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL - "A" HOUSE
                        28 29 02 BURN IT UP - BEATMASTERS
                        29 Re 07 MIDNIGHT TO MOONLIGHT - KATHY DURKIN
                        30 ---- 01 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA



                        16th October 1988

                        01 01 04 DESIRE - U2
                        02 02 03 ONE MOMENT IN TIME - WHITNEY HOUSTON
                        03 07 04 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - BOBBY McFERRIN
                        04 30 02 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA
                        05 04 04 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
                        06 14 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                        07 03 15 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES
                        08 11 02 SECRET GARDEN - T'PAU
                        09 06 04 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US - JASON DONOVAN
                        10 05 07 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS

                        11 09 03 A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE
                        12 13 03 LOVE, TRUTH AND HONESTY - BANANARAMA
                        13 ---- 01 WEE RULE - WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS
                        14 10 06 LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS
                        15 ---- 01 STAYING TOGETHER - DEBBIE GIBSON
                        16 ---- 01 BEACH - SOMETHING HAPPENS
                        17 ---- 01 BEAUTIFUL MEATH - MARY DUFF
                        18 28 03 BURN IT UP - BEATMASTERS
                        19 20 03 HALF PAST TWO - THE STUNNING
                        20 12 04 BAD MEDICINE - BON JOVI

                        21 16 05 DOMINO DANCING - PET SHOP BOYS
                        22 ---- 01 NEVER TRUST A STRANGER - KIM WILDE
                        23 25 03 FAKE - ALEXANDER O'NEAL
                        24 17 06 I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS
                        25 22 05 RIDING ON A TRAIN - THE PASADENAS
                        26 ---- 01 ANY LOVE - LUTHER VANDROSS
                        27 ---- 01 LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS - THE HUMAN LEAGUE
                        28 ---- 01 PUT YOUR MIND AT EASE - TOO MUCH FOR THE WILD MAN
                        29 21 03 I DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES - SINITTA
                        30 19 04 IT'S SO EASY ("WEDDING EP") - DICKIE ROCK



                        23rd October 1988

                        01 04 03 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA
                        02 02 04 ONE MOMENT IN TIME - WHITNEY HOUSTON
                        03 03 05 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - BOBBY McFERRIN
                        04 13 02 WEE RULE - WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS
                        05 22 02 NEVER TRUST A STRANGER - KIM WILDE
                        06 01 05 DESIRE - U2
                        07 11 04 A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE
                        08 ---- 01 HARVEST FOR THE WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
                        09 ---- 01 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI - KYLIE MINOGUE
                        10 06 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK

                        11 ---- 01 TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY - TANITA TIKARAM
                        12 10 08 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                        13 ---- 01 1-2-3 - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                        14 05 05 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
                        15 18 04 BURN IT UP - BEATMASTERS
                        16 ---- 01 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                        17 ---- 01 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                        18 16 02 BEACH - SOMETHING HAPPENS
                        19 07 16 HE AIN'T HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER - THE HOLLIES
                        20 08 03 SECRET GARDEN - T'PAU

                        21 12 04 LOVE, TRUTH AND HONESTY - BANANARAMA
                        22 19 04 HALF PAST TWO - THE STUNNING
                        23 09 05 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US - JASON DONOVAN
                        24 15 02 STAYING TOGETHER - DEBBIE GIBSON
                        25 ---- 01 GIVE ME MORE TIME - SUSAN McCANN
                        26 ---- 01 I CAN HEAR YOUR HEART BEAT - CHRIS REA
                        27 ---- 01 UP TOWN UP TEMPO WOMAN - PAUL HARRINGTON
                        28 14 07 LOVELY DAY - BILL WITHERS
                        29 17 02 BEAUTIFUL MEATH - MARY DUFF
                        30 27 02 LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS - THE HUMAN LEAGUE



                        30th October 1988

                        01 01 04 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA
                        02 09 02 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI - KYLIE MINOGUE
                        03 02 05 ONE MOMENT IN TIME - WHITNEY HOUSTON
                        04 08 02 HARVEST FOR THE WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
                        05 05 03 NEVER TRUST A STRANGER - KIM WILDE
                        06 17 02 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                        07 04 03 WEE RULE - WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS
                        08 ---- 01 GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE - MILLI VANILLI
                        09 07 05 A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE
                        10 11 02 TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY - TANITA TIKARAM

                        11 13 02 1-2-3 - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                        12 03 06 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - BOBBY McFERRIN
                        13 25 02 GIVE ME MORE TIME - SUSAN McCANN
                        14 ---- 01 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS AND ROSES
                        15 16 02 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                        16 12 09 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                        17 27 02 UP TOWN UP TEMPO WOMAN - PAUL HARRINGTON
                        18 ---- 01 NOTHING AT ALL - HEART
                        19 ---- 01 BREAK AWAY - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
                        20 ---- 01 WE CALL IT ACI-EEEED - D-MOB

                        21 ---- 01 I WISH YOU HEAVEN - PRINCE
                        22 Re 02 I'LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL - "A" HOUSE
                        23 10 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                        24 ---- 01 THE PUC - THE O'MALLEYS
                        25 22 05 HALF PAST TWO - THE STUNNING
                        26 14 06 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME - RICK ASTLEY
                        27 26 02 I CAN HEAR YOUR HEART BEAT - CHRIS REA
                        28 ---- 01 SHE MAKES MY DAY - ROBERT PALMER
                        29 ---- 01 JUMP IN THE RIVER - SINEAD O'CONNOR
                        30 ---- 01 LET'S STICK TOGETHER - BRYAN FERRY

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                        • #13
                          That 3-4-24-14-6-10-23-19-13 run is what I have for "Teardrops" too - so www.irishcharts.ie is certainly wrong on both highest position and weeks on chart. Possibly this could have been the number 28 on 4th September too - but, if so, why wasn't it played (or mentioned?) My notes indicate that Europe, Commodores and Two's Company were the three records played before the first break, then Gloria Estefan at 26 etc thereafter. I had written in Two's Company at 28, assuming 27 had been something going down and unmentioned, resolving to listen carefully to the 30-21 rundown later on.......in which 28 was not mentioned at all and 27 was Two's Company! Baffling indeed.
                          What I can't understand is why I have nothing written against any of these on my written copy! Teardrops would seem an odd one given that it would have dropped out for a couple of weeks before re-entering at 3. However I notice that it entered the UK chart very low and took a few weeks to climb into the Top 40 there. Could it be that it took off again when it started to climb there? UK run was 66-55-37-18-7-4-3-3-4-4-4-10-12-19-31-40-62-95R

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Shakyfan
                            What I can't understand is why I have nothing written against any of these on my written copy! Teardrops would seem an odd one given that it would have dropped out for a couple of weeks before re-entering at 3. However I notice that it entered the UK chart very low and took a few weeks to climb into the Top 40 there. Could it be that it took off again when it started to climb there? UK run was 66-55-37-18-7-4-3-3-4-4-4-10-12-19-31-40-62-95R
                            "Teardrops" entered the UK top 40 on 14th August, and climbed into the top 10 on 28th August.......so I vaguely recall that I was wondering why, by around 11th September, it still hadn't turned up in the Irish chart. When it finally came in at 3 on 18th September, it was at the same position in the UK.

                            Have you anything written against the number 19, Metallica, on your 11th September 1988 written copy (ie climber or new entry?) My notes for this week imply that Larry Gogan said there were "nine new entries", which would fit with Metallica being a climber from 28 and not one of the new entries in that week.

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                            • #15
                              I have it marked as * at 19 falling to 23 in its 2nd week. That would tie in with irishcharts.ie for what its worth - 2 weeks in the Top 30 peaking at 19!

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I've now amended the September 1988 and October 1988 postings to reflect the possibilities as best as I can!!

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                                • #17
                                  6th November 1988

                                  01 01 05 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA
                                  02 02 03 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI - KYLIE MINOGUE
                                  03 08 02 GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE - MILLI VANILLI
                                  04 06 03 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                  05 ---- 01 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS - YAZZ
                                  06 04 03 HARVEST FOR THE WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
                                  07 28 02 SHE MAKES MY DAY - ROBERT PALMER
                                  08 ---- 01 HE AIN'T NO COMPETITION - BROTHER BEYOND
                                  09 21 02 I WISH YOU HEAVEN - PRINCE
                                  10 05 04 NEVER TRUST A STRANGER - KIM WILDE

                                  11 11 03 1-2-3 - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                  12 30 02 LET'S STICK TOGETHER - BRYAN FERRY
                                  13 ---- 01 TAKE A LOOK - LEVEL 42
                                  14 15 03 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                                  15 14 02 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS AND ROSES
                                  16 03 06 ONE MOMENT IN TIME - WHITNEY HOUSTON
                                  17 09 06 A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE
                                  18 07 04 WEE RULE - WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS
                                  19 23 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                                  20 10 03 TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY - TANITA TIKARAM

                                  21 19 02 BREAK AWAY - GINA, DALE HAZE AND THE CHAMPIONS
                                  22 ---- 01 THE PARTY - KRAZE
                                  23 13 03 GIVE ME MORE TIME - SUSAN McCANN
                                  24 12 07 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY - BOBBY McFERRIN
                                  25 24 02 THE PUC - THE O'MALLEYS
                                  26 ---- 01 IF YOU WERE GONE WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE ME - LOUISE MORRISSEY
                                  27 16 10 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
                                  28 ---- 01 IN YOUR ROOM - BANGLES
                                  29 ---- 01 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                  30 18 02 NOTHING AT ALL - HEART



                                  13th November 1988

                                  01 01 06 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA
                                  02 05 02 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS - YAZZ
                                  03 12 03 LET'S STICK TOGETHER - BRYAN FERRY
                                  04 08 02 HE AIN'T NO COMPETITION - BROTHER BEYOND
                                  05 04 04 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                  06 07 03 SHE MAKES MY DAY - ROBERT PALMER
                                  07 02 04 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI - KYLIE MINOGUE
                                  08 ---- 01 NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS
                                  09 09 03 I WISH YOU HEAVEN - PRINCE
                                  10 03 03 GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE - MILLI VANILLI

                                  11 11 04 1-2-3 - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                  12 14 04 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                                  13 19 ?? TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                                  14 ---- 01 KISS - TOM JONES / ART OF NOISE
                                  15 29 02 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                  16 Re 02 WE CALL IT ACI-EEEED - D-MOB
                                  17 ---- 01 FIRST TIME - ROBIN BECK
                                  18 06 04 HARVEST FOR THE WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS
                                  19 15 03 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS AND ROSES
                                  20 ---- 01 THE SPEED OF THE SOUND OF LONELINESS - PHILIP DONNELLY

                                  21 26 02 IF YOU WERE GONE WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE ME - LOUISE MORRISSEY
                                  22 20 04 TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY - TANITA TIKARAM
                                  23 13 02 TAKE A LOOK - LEVEL 42
                                  24 10 05 NEVER TRUST A STRANGER - KIM WILDE
                                  25 28 02 IN YOUR ROOM - BANGLES
                                  26 ---- 01 TILL I LOVE YOU - BARBRA STREISAND / DON JOHNSON
                                  27 23 04 GIVE ME MORE TIME - SUSAN McCANN
                                  28 ---- 01 WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND - INFORMATION SOCIETY
                                  29 25 03 THE PUC - THE O'MALLEYS
                                  30 Re 03 UP TOWN UP TEMPO WOMAN - PAUL HARRINGTON



                                  20th November 1988

                                  01 02 03 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS - YAZZ
                                  02 08 02 NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS
                                  03 01 07 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA
                                  04 17 02 FIRST TIME - ROBIN BECK
                                  05 03 04 LET'S STICK TOGETHER - BRYAN FERRY
                                  06 07 05 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI - KYLIE MINOGUE
                                  07 04 03 HE AIN'T NO COMPETITION - BROTHER BEYOND
                                  08 14 02 KISS - TOM JONES / ART OF NOISE
                                  09 05 05 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                  10 06 04 SHE MAKES MY DAY - ROBERT PALMER

                                  11 ---- 01 THE CLAIRVOYANT - IRON MAIDEN
                                  12 15 03 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                  13 09 04 I WISH YOU HEAVEN - PRINCE
                                  14 12 05 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                                  15 11 05 1-2-3 - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                  16 26 02 TILL I LOVE YOU - BARBRA STREISAND / DON JOHNSON
                                  17 22 05 TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY - TANITA TIKARAM
                                  18 28 02 WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND - INFORMATION SOCIETY
                                  19 27 05 GIVE ME MORE TIME - SUSAN McCANN
                                  20 16 03 WE CALL IT ACI-EEEED - D-MOB

                                  21 ---- 01 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                  22 ---- 01 LIFE IS JUST A BALL GAME - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                                  23 ---- 01 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES - PET SHOP BOYS
                                  24 ---- 01 WHAT KIND OF FOOL - ALL ABOUT EVE
                                  25 ---- 01 NATHAN JONES - BANANARAMA
                                  26 10 04 GIRL YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE - MILLI VANILLI
                                  27 19 04 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS AND ROSES
                                  28 ---- 01 TWIST AND SHOUT - SALT N PEPA
                                  29 ---- 01 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                  30 18 05 HARVEST FOR THE WORLD - THE CHRISTIANS



                                  27th November 1988

                                  01 04 03 FIRST TIME - ROBIN BECK
                                  02 09 06 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                  03 23 02 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES - PET SHOP BOYS
                                  04 21 02 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                  05 29 02 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                  06 02 03 NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS
                                  07 11 02 THE CLAIRVOYANT - IRON MAIDEN
                                  08 06 06 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI - KYLIE MINOGUE
                                  09 16 03 TILL I LOVE YOU - BARBRA STREISAND / DON JOHNSON
                                  10 01 04 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS - YAZZ

                                  11 05 05 LET'S STICK TOGETHER - BRYAN FERRY
                                  12 14 06 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                                  13 10 05 SHE MAKES MY DAY - ROBERT PALMER
                                  14 ---- 01 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                  15 ---- 01 CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS - BROS
                                  16 25 02 NATHAN JONES - BANANARAMA
                                  17 12 04 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                  18 03 08 ORINOCO FLOW - ENYA
                                  19 07 04 HE AIN'T NO COMPETITION - BROTHER BEYOND
                                  20 ---- 01 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER - BOMB THE BASS

                                  21 ---- 01 SHAKE IT UP - MISSING LINK
                                  22 ---- 01 BABY CAN I HOLD YOU - TRACY CHAPMAN
                                  23 08 03 KISS - TOM JONES / ART OF NOISE
                                  24 ---- 01 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART - RICK ASTLEY
                                  25 ---- 01 KISSING A FOOL - GEORGE MICHAEL
                                  26 28 02 TWIST AND SHOUT - SALT N PEPA
                                  27 22 02 LIFE IS JUST A BALL GAME - WOMACK AND WOMACK
                                  28 ---- 01 SUCCESS - SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK
                                  29 ---- 01 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                  30 19 06 GIVE ME MORE TIME - SUSAN McCANN

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                                  • #18
                                    I see Smooth Criminal did nearly as well in its first week this time (22 compared to the original 21)!

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Shakyfan
                                      I see Smooth Criminal did nearly as well in its first week this time (22 compared to the original 21)!
                                      I don't suppose it will be anywhere near number 4 in its second week this time, though!!



                                      4th December 1988

                                      01 02 07 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                      02 14 02 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                      03 05 03 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                      04 03 03 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES - PET SHOP BOYS
                                      05 04 03 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                      06 15 02 CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS - BROS
                                      07 01 04 FIRST TIME - ROBIN BECK
                                      08 24 02 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART - RICK ASTLEY
                                      09 25 02 KISSING A FOOL - GEORGE MICHAEL
                                      10 12 07 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE

                                      11 20 02 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER - BOMB THE BASS
                                      12 29 02 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                      13 ---- 01 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                      14 21 02 SHAKE IT UP - MISSING LINK
                                      15 06 04 NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS
                                      16 09 04 TILL I LOVE YOU - BARBRA STREISAND / DON JOHNSON
                                      17 16 03 NATHAN JONES - BANANARAMA
                                      18 26 03 TWIST AND SHOUT - SALT N PEPA
                                      19 10 05 STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS - YAZZ
                                      20 08 07 JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI - KYLIE MINOGUE

                                      21 ---- 01 ENCHANTED LADY - THE PASADENAS
                                      22 ---- 01 TWENTY-ONE ACRES OF LAND - T.R. DALLAS
                                      23 19 05 HE AIN'T NO COMPETITION - BROTHER BEYOND
                                      24 22 02 BABY CAN I HOLD YOU - TRACY CHAPMAN
                                      25 17 05 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                      26 ---- 01 RADIO ROMANCE - TIFFANY
                                      27 ---- 01 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                      28 07 03 THE CLAIRVOYANT - IRON MAIDEN
                                      29 11 06 LET'S STICK TOGETHER - BRYAN FERRY
                                      30 Re 08 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE - THE HOLLIES



                                      11th December 1988

                                      01 02 03 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                      02 ---- 01 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                      03 07 05 FIRST TIME - ROBIN BECK
                                      04 06 03 CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS - BROS
                                      05 08 03 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART - RICK ASTLEY
                                      06 03 04 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                      07 27 02 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                      08 01 08 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                      09 05 04 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                      10 ---- 01 ANGEL OF HARLEM - U2

                                      11 ---- 01 BORN TO BE MY BABY - BON JOVI
                                      12 09 03 KISSING A FOOL - GEORGE MICHAEL
                                      13 04 04 LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES - PET SHOP BOYS
                                      14 12 03 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                      15 ---- 01 YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH - THE POGUES
                                      16 10 08 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                                      17 ---- 01 SUDDENLY - ANGRY ANDERSON
                                      18 26 02 RADIO ROMANCE - TIFFANY
                                      19 ---- 01 AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW - FLEETWOOD MAC
                                      20 ---- 01 FINE TIME - NEW ORDER

                                      21 ---- 01 JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND - HIT HOUSE
                                      22 15 05 NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS
                                      23 13 02 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                      24 ---- 01 ROAD TO OUR DREAM - T'PAU
                                      25 11 03 SAY A LITTLE PRAYER - BOMB THE BASS
                                      26 ---- 01 FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE
                                      27 22 02 TWENTY-ONE ACRES OF LAND - T.R. DALLAS
                                      28 ---- 01 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - CHRIS REA
                                      29 Re 26 IMAGINE - JOHN LENNON
                                      30 ---- 01 PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART - ANNIE LENNOX AND AL GREEN



                                      18th December 1988

                                      01 01 04 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                      02 02 02 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                      03 10 02 ANGEL OF HARLEM - U2
                                      04 17 02 SUDDENLY - ANGRY ANDERSON
                                      05 07 03 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                      06 15 02 YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH - THE POGUES
                                      07 03 06 FIRST TIME - ROBIN BECK
                                      08 06 05 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                      09 20 02 FINE TIME - NEW ORDER
                                      10 05 04 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART - RICK ASTLEY

                                      11 04 04 CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS - BROS
                                      12 11 02 BORN TO BE MY BABY - BON JOVI
                                      13 09 05 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                      14 ---- 01 THINK OF SOMEBODY OUT THERE - IRELAND'S FINEST
                                      15 ---- 01 GOOD LIFE - INNER CITY
                                      16 14 04 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                      17 08 09 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                      18 Re 06 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                      19 Re 05 ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - MEL SMITH AND KIM WILDE
                                      20 ---- 01 PAST THE POINT OF RESCUE - MARY BLACK

                                      21 21 02 JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND - HIT HOUSE
                                      22 19 02 AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW - FLEETWOOD MAC
                                      23 ---- 01 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL
                                      24 16 09 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                                      25 ---- 01 BURNING BRIDGES - STATUS QUO
                                      26 ---- 01 DEAR SANTA - PHILOMENA BEGLEY
                                      27 26 02 FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE
                                      28 18 03 RADIO ROMANCE - TIFFANY
                                      29 23 03 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                      30 ---- 01 THANK GOD FOR KIDS - SUSAN McCANN



                                      25th December 1988

                                      01 01 05 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                      02 02 03 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                      03 04 03 SUDDENLY - ANGRY ANDERSON
                                      04 03 03 ANGEL OF HARLEM - U2
                                      05 05 04 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                      06 15 02 GOOD LIFE - INNER CITY
                                      07 06 03 YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH - THE POGUES
                                      08 08 06 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                      09 20 02 PAST THE POINT OF RESCUE - MARY BLACK
                                      10 14 02 THINK OF SOMEBODY OUT THERE - IRELAND'S FINEST

                                      11 26 02 DEAR SANTA - PHILOMENA BEGLEY
                                      12 09 03 FINE TIME - NEW ORDER
                                      13 18 07 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                      14 Re 06 DOWNTOWN - PETULA CLARK
                                      15 ---- 01 EVENING FALLS - ENYA
                                      16 12 03 BORN TO BE MY BABY - BON JOVI
                                      17 13 06 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                      18 16 05 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                      19 ---- 01 LOCO IN ACAPULCO - THE FOUR TOPS
                                      20 19 06 ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE - MEL SMITH AND KIM WILDE

                                      21 11 05 CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS - BROS
                                      22 17 10 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                      23 28 04 RADIO ROMANCE - TIFFANY
                                      24 ---- 01 MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU - ALEXANDER O'NEAL
                                      25 23 02 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL
                                      26 24 10 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE
                                      27 25 02 BURNING BRIDGES - STATUS QUO
                                      28 29 04 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                      29 10 05 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART - RICK ASTLEY
                                      30 22 03 AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW - FLEETWOOD MAC

                                      Breakers:
                                      BUFFALO STANCE - NENEH CHERRY
                                      KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE - FREIHEIT

                                      This was another year in which the last of the weekly chart shows was on commercial-free Christmas Day - so all the hits, plus (just ahead of the top ten) two of the breakers, were played in full for once.

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                                      • #20
                                        8th January 1989

                                        01 02 04 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                        02 01 06 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                        03 15 02 EVENING FALLS - ENYA
                                        04 03 04 SUDDENLY - ANGRY ANDERSON
                                        05 05 05 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                        06 04 03 ANGEL OF HARLEM - U2
                                        07 16 03 BORN TO BE MY BABY - BON JOVI
                                        08 08 07 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                        09 19 02 LOCO IN ACAPULCO - THE FOUR TOPS
                                        10 BB 01 BUFFALO STANCE - NENEH CHERRY

                                        11 06 03 GOOD LIFE - INNER CITY
                                        12 Re 03 FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE
                                        13 27 03 BURNING BRIDGES - STATUS QUO
                                        14 14 07 DOWNTOWN - PETULA CLARK
                                        15 21 06 CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS - BROS
                                        16 17 07 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                        17 09 03 PAST THE POINT OF RESCUE - MARY BLACK
                                        18 23 05 RADIO ROMANCE - TIFFANY
                                        19 18 06 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                        20 22 11 MISSING YOU - CHRIS DE BURGH

                                        21 10 03 THINK OF SOMEBODY OUT THERE - IRELAND'S FINEST
                                        22 11 03 DEAR SANTA - PHILOMENA BEGLEY
                                        23 13 08 HANDLE WITH CARE - TRAVELING WILBURYS
                                        24 ---- 01 TENDER HANDS - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                        25 07 04 YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH - THE POGUES
                                        26 BB 01 KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE - FREIHEIT
                                        27 12 04 FINE TIME - NEW ORDER
                                        28 ---- 01 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                        29 ---- 01 JOHNNY COME LATELY - STEVE EARLE
                                        30 26 11 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE



                                        15th January 1989

                                        01 01 05 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                        02 05 06 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                        03 04 05 SUDDENLY - ANGRY ANDERSON
                                        04 03 03 EVENING FALLS - ENYA
                                        05 12 04 FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE
                                        06 ---- 01 BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD - WILL TO POWER
                                        07 10 02 BUFFALO STANCE - NENEH CHERRY
                                        08 13 04 BURNING BRIDGES - STATUS QUO
                                        09 09 03 LOCO IN ACAPULCO - THE FOUR TOPS
                                        10 ---- 01 ALL SHE WANTS IS - DURAN DURAN

                                        11 08 08 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS
                                        12 ---- 01 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
                                        13 07 04 BORN TO BE MY BABY - BON JOVI
                                        14 06 04 ANGEL OF HARLEM - U2
                                        15 02 07 MISTLETOE AND WINE - CLIFF RICHARD
                                        16 ---- 01 LOVE LIKE A RIVER - CLIMIE/FISHER
                                        17 19 07 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                        18 24 02 TENDER HANDS - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                        19 18 06 RADIO ROMANCE - TIFFANY
                                        20 26 02 KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE - FREIHEIT

                                        21 Re 05 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                        22 Re 03 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL
                                        23 28 02 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                        24 ---- 01 THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
                                        25 ---- 01 AFTER THE WAR - GARY MOORE
                                        26 16 08 SMOOTH CRIMINAL - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                        27 15 07 CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS - BROS
                                        28 11 04 GOOD LIFE - INNER CITY
                                        29 ---- 01 THE WAY BACK HOME - KATHY DURKIN
                                        30 30 12 REAL GONE KID - DEACON BLUE



                                        22nd January 1989

                                        01 01 06 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                        02 12 02 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
                                        03 06 02 BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD - WILL TO POWER
                                        04 24 02 THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
                                        05 ---- 01 YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
                                        06 22 04 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL
                                        07 02 07 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                        08 07 03 BUFFALO STANCE - NENEH CHERRY
                                        09 ---- 01 SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART - MARC ALMOND / GENE PITNEY
                                        10 10 02 ALL SHE WANTS IS - DURAN DURAN

                                        11 03 06 SUDDENLY - ANGRY ANDERSON
                                        12 ---- 01 LOVE TRAIN - HOLLY JOHNSON
                                        13 09 04 LOCO IN ACAPULCO - THE FOUR TOPS
                                        14 05 05 FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE
                                        15 ---- 01 BE MY TWIN - BROTHER BEYOND
                                        16 ---- 01 CUDDLY TOY - ROACHFORD
                                        17 16 02 LOVE LIKE A RIVER - CLIMIE/FISHER
                                        18 25 02 AFTER THE WAR - GARY MOORE
                                        19 21 06 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                        20 08 05 BURNING BRIDGES - STATUS QUO

                                        21 17 08 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                        22 20 03 KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE - FREIHEIT
                                        23 ---- 01 BABY DON'T FORGET MY NUMBER - MILLI VANILLI
                                        24 18 03 TENDER HANDS - CHRIS DE BURGH
                                        25 29 02 THE WAY BACK HOME - KATHY DURKIN
                                        26 19 07 RADIO ROMANCE - TIFFANY
                                        27 23 03 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                        28 ---- 01 BORN THIS WAY - COOKIE CREW
                                        29 ---- 01 HIT THE GROUND - DARLING BUDS
                                        30 11 09 TWO HEARTS - PHIL COLLINS



                                        29th January 1989

                                        01 04 03 THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
                                        02 09 02 SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART - MARC ALMOND / GENE PITNEY
                                        03 02 03 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
                                        04 05 02 YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
                                        05 06 05 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL
                                        06 12 02 LOVE TRAIN - HOLLY JOHNSON
                                        07 03 03 BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD - WILL TO POWER
                                        08 01 07 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                        09 07 08 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                        10 16 02 CUDDLY TOY - ROACHFORD

                                        11 ---- 01 WAIT - ROBERT HOWARD AND KYM MAZELLE
                                        12 ---- 01 IT'S ONLY LOVE - SIMPLY RED
                                        13 15 02 BE MY TWIN - BROTHER BEYOND
                                        14 18 03 AFTER THE WAR - GARY MOORE
                                        15 ---- 01 THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS - TEN CITY
                                        16 08 04 BUFFALO STANCE - NENEH CHERRY
                                        17 23 02 BABY DON'T FORGET MY NUMBER - MILLI VANILLI
                                        18 ---- 01 LOVE IN YOUR EYES - DEBBIE GIBSON
                                        19 ---- 01 RESPECT - ADEVA
                                        20 ---- 01 TRACEY - LEVEL 42

                                        21 11 07 SUDDENLY - ANGRY ANDERSON
                                        22 25 03 THE WAY BACK HOME - KATHY DURKIN
                                        23 21 09 YOU ARE THE ONE - AHA
                                        24 14 06 FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE
                                        25 13 05 LOCO IN ACAPULCO - THE FOUR TOPS
                                        26 ---- 01 HIDING FROM LOVE - LINDA MARTIN
                                        27 19 07 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                        28 10 03 ALL SHE WANTS IS - DURAN DURAN
                                        29 28 02 BORN THIS WAY - COOKIE CREW
                                        30 ---- 01 MY FEELINGS FOR YOU - JOHN HOGAN

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                                        • #21
                                          5th February 1989

                                          01 02 03 SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART - MARC ALMOND/ GENE PITNEY
                                          02 01 04 THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
                                          03 03 04 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
                                          04 04 03 YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
                                          05 06 03 LOVE TRAIN - HOLLY JOHNSON
                                          06 08 08 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                          07 10 03 CUDDLY TOY - ROACHFORD
                                          08 05 06 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL
                                          09 12 02 IT'S ONLY LOVE - SIMPLY RED
                                          10 ---- 01 BIG AREA - THEN JERICO

                                          11 11 02 WAIT - ROBERT HOWARD AND KYM MAZELLE
                                          12 15 02 THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS - TEN CITY
                                          13 ---- 01 THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS - MORRISSEY
                                          14 07 04 BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD - WILL TO POWER
                                          15 ---- 01 THE LOVER IN ME - SHEENA EASTON
                                          16 ---- 01 PEACE IN OUR TIME - BIG COUNTRY
                                          17 19 02 RESPECT - ADEVA
                                          18 14 04 AFTER THE WAR - GARY MOORE
                                          19 20 02 TRACEY - LEVEL 42
                                          20 ---- 01 EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN - POISON

                                          21 ---- 01 WHERE IS THE LOVE - MICA PARIS / WILL DOWNING
                                          22 26 02 HIDING FROM LOVE - LINDA MARTIN
                                          23 09 09 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                          24 27 08 FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
                                          25 13 03 BE MY TWIN - BROTHER BEYOND
                                          26 ---- 01 HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE - GEORGIA SATELLITES
                                          27 18 02 LOVE IN YOUR EYES - DEBBIE GIBSON
                                          28 ---- 01 STAND - R.E.M.
                                          29 22 04 THE WAY BACK HOME - KATHY DURKIN
                                          30 24 07 FOUR LETTER WORD - KIM WILDE



                                          12th February 1989

                                          01 01 04 SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART - MARC ALMOND/ GENE PITNEY
                                          02 04 04 YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
                                          03 02 05 THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
                                          04 13 02 THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS - MORRISSEY
                                          05 05 04 LOVE TRAIN - HOLLY JOHNSON
                                          06 03 05 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
                                          07 09 03 IT'S ONLY LOVE - SIMPLY RED
                                          08 20 02 EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN - POISON
                                          09 07 04 CUDDLY TOY - ROACHFORD
                                          10 06 09 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN

                                          11 12 03 THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS - TEN CITY
                                          12 15 02 THE LOVER IN ME - SHEENA EASTON
                                          13 10 02 BIG AREA - THEN JERICO
                                          14 ---- 01 MY PREROGATIVE - BOBBY BROWN
                                          15 ---- 01 FORGET GEORGIA - SOMETHING HAPPENS
                                          16 ---- 01 BELFAST CHILD - SIMPLE MINDS
                                          17 ---- 01 FINE TIME - YAZZ
                                          18 ---- 01 I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH - THE FOUR OF US
                                          19 ---- 01 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING - MICHAEL BALL
                                          20 08 07 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL - BOY MEETS GIRL

                                          21 16 02 PEACE IN OUR TIME - BIG COUNTRY
                                          22 ---- 01 NERVOUS - MATT BIANCO
                                          23 11 03 WAIT - ROBERT HOWARD AND KYM MAZELLE
                                          24 21 02 WHERE IS THE LOVE - MICA PARIS / WILL DOWNING
                                          25 14 05 BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY / FREEBIRD - WILL TO POWER
                                          26 23 10 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                          27 ---- 01 HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS - RICK ASTLEY
                                          28 28 02 STAND - R.E.M.
                                          29 ---- 01 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - SAMANTHA FOX
                                          30 Re 05 THE PRICE OF LOVE - BRYAN FERRY



                                          19th February 1989

                                          01 16 02 BELFAST CHILD - SIMPLE MINDS
                                          02 01 05 SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART - MARC ALMOND/ GENE PITNEY
                                          03 04 03 THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS - MORRISSEY
                                          04 17 02 FINE TIME - YAZZ
                                          05 19 02 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING - MICHAEL BALL
                                          06 05 05 LOVE TRAIN - HOLLY JOHNSON
                                          07 27 02 HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS - RICK ASTLEY
                                          08 03 06 THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
                                          09 14 02 MY PREROGATIVE - BOBBY BROWN
                                          10 08 03 EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN - POISON

                                          11 02 05 YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
                                          12 29 02 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - SAMANTHA FOX
                                          13 ---- 01 ROCKET - DEF LEPPARD
                                          14 ---- 01 LEAVE ME ALONE - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                          15 07 04 IT'S ONLY LOVE - SIMPLY RED
                                          16 ---- 01 STOP - SAM BROWN
                                          17 ---- 01 CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                          18 06 06 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
                                          19 12 03 THE LOVER IN ME - SHEENA EASTON
                                          20 10 10 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN

                                          21 ---- 01 HEY MUSIC LOVER - S EXPRESS
                                          22 09 05 CUDDLY TOY - ROACHFORD
                                          23 ---- 01 NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
                                          24 ---- 01 ALL THIS TIME - TIFFANY
                                          25 ---- 01 WHAT I AM - EDIE BRICKELL AND THE NEW BOHEMIANS
                                          26 15 02 FORGET GEORGIA - SOMETHING HAPPENS
                                          27 ---- 01 I DON'T WANT A LOVER - TEXAS
                                          28 11 04 THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS - TEN CITY
                                          29 26 11 STOP ("CRACKERS INTERNATIONAL" EP) - ERASURE
                                          30 18 02 I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH - THE FOUR OF US



                                          26th February 1989

                                          01 01 03 BELFAST CHILD - SIMPLE MINDS
                                          02 14 02 LEAVE ME ALONE - MICHAEL JACKSON
                                          03 05 03 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING - MICHAEL BALL
                                          04 16 02 STOP - SAM BROWN
                                          05 13 02 ROCKET - DEF LEPPARD
                                          06 21 02 HEY MUSIC LOVER - S EXPRESS
                                          07 02 06 SOMETHING'S GOTTEN HOLD OF MY HEART - MARC ALMOND/ GENE PITNEY
                                          08 07 03 HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS - RICK ASTLEY
                                          09 12 03 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU - SAMANTHA FOX
                                          10 23 02 NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

                                          11 04 03 FINE TIME - YAZZ
                                          12 17 02 CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM YOU - GLORIA ESTEFAN
                                          13 08 07 THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE AND THE MECHANICS
                                          14 10 04 EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN - POISON
                                          15 09 03 MY PREROGATIVE - BOBBY BROWN
                                          16 27 02 I DON'T WANT A LOVER - TEXAS
                                          17 ---- 01 EVERYTHING COUNTS - DEPECHE MODE
                                          18 11 06 YOU GOT IT - ROY ORBISON
                                          19 06 06 LOVE TRAIN - HOLLY JOHNSON
                                          20 ---- 01 THIS TIME I KNOW IT'S FOR REAL - DONNA SUMMER

                                          21 ---- 01 HELP - BANANARAMA
                                          22 20 11 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU - KYLIE MINOGUE AND JASON JONOVAN
                                          23 25 02 WHAT I AM - EDIE BRICKELL AND THE NEW BOHEMIANS
                                          24 15 05 IT'S ONLY LOVE - SIMPLY RED
                                          25 ---- 01 BLOW THE HOUSE DOWN - LIVING IN A BOX
                                          26 ---- 01 GET ON THE FLOOR - ROB BASS AND DJ E-Z ROCK
                                          27 ---- 01 HEART LIKE A WHEEL / Draglines - DOLORES KEANE
                                          28 03 04 THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS - MORRISSEY
                                          29 18 07 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY - FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
                                          30 22 06 CUDDLY TOY - ROACHFORD



                                          I wonder how often the Irish Top 30 has contained NO Irish artists at all? (Apart from, obviously, the period in 1976/77 in which they were all shifted into a separate chart!) It very nearly happened this week, as Something Happens and The Four Of Us both dropped out, leaving only Dolores Keane representing the home country at number 27.

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by CZB
                                            Introducing the new entry at number one, presenter Larry Gogan mentioned that the only other Irish artists who had achieved this, apart from "Show Some Concern" and "Make It Work", were Dickie Rock in 1965 with "Every Step Of The Way", Dermot O'Brien in 1966 with "The Merry Ploughboy" and The Wolfe Tones in 1973 with "Up, Up And Away". (Can anyone confirm whether he was correct?)
                                            It looks like Gilbert O'Sullivan entered the chart at number one on June 26th 1972 with

                                            OOH WAKKA DO WAKKA DAY

                                            because the chart entry date and date reached number one are the same. He's still Irish!!

                                            Larry probably missed out on Gilbert because he used his own chart book as a reference!! Oh dear!! (They should really update it, or at least the part of the website that makes use of the data) Off topic I guess but here's the list of records entering the chart at number one from Larry's own book:-

                                            RETURN TO SENDER Elvis Presley 10 February 1962
                                            EVERY STEP OF THE WAY Dickie Rock 24 May 1965
                                            THE MERRY PLOUGHBOY Dermot O'Brien 26 September 1966
                                            AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET Engelbert Humperdinck 25 January 1968
                                            UP AND AWAY (THE HELICOPTER SONG) The Wolfe Tones 22 November 1973
                                            BALLROOM BLITZ The Sweet 4 October 1973
                                            WUTHERING HEIGHTS Kate Bush 16 March 1978
                                            WORDS F.R. Dowd 17 April 1963

                                            Elvis entered at #1 in December 1962 not February
                                            WORDS was by F.R. David

                                            In addition to Gilbert the list also misses out the following Beatles records:-

                                            TICKET TO RIDE,
                                            HELP!,
                                            PAPERBACK WRITER,
                                            HEY JUDE and
                                            THE BALLAD OF JOHN & YOKO

                                            which all entered at number one. All of these are mentioned as number one debuts in the list of Beatles hits (also under the Beatles search on the website) so I'm surprised they missed them out.
                                            Also the book lists an entry date and number one date of 22 April 1972 for

                                            AMAZING GRACE by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards,

                                            so it looks like that also entered at number one. It spent only 1 week at number one. Neither Gilbert or the Scots are mentioned anywhere in the book as actually debuting at the top so there may be some doubt about it

                                            Not counting the charts pre-1962, the only other records which entered at the top before U2 were

                                            COWARD OF THE COUNTY Kenny Rogers,
                                            TAKE THAT LOOK OFF YOUR FACE Marti Webb,
                                            THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Abba,
                                            START The Jam,
                                            DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME The Police

                                            all from the fornightly charts of 1980 and they probably had the benefit of an unlisted first week's sales (though technically the Police came the week the fortnightlies finished so they may have had a legit #1 debut. Also most of the data from this year is unreliable so they may be all wrong!!),

                                            DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS by Band Aid

                                            which was a special #1 for a week before entering at #1,

                                            WE ARE THE WORLD by USA For Africa,

                                            and the 2 others you mentioned

                                            MAKE IT WORK

                                            and

                                            SHOW SOME CONCERN

                                            (Both initially special #1 for 2 weeks and then actual #1). So at that time still a rare achievement whether Irish or otherwise.

                                            Actually there weren't many number ones by Irish artists at all between the end of the book's data (1983) and U2's first #1 in 1988. In all that time maybe only Paddy Reilly's record can be considered non-charity or non-novelty, unless you count the Pogues & the Dubliners
                                            The 65th Beatle

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                                            • #23
                                              A couple of corrections maybe. On chart dated 10th of July, Glenn Medeiros should be a re-entry and it's total weeks at that point would be 2.

                                              The chart the week after that shows only 29 records. There's no #30. The website credits Maxi Priest WILD WORLD with 5 weeks so maybe that's the missing one?

                                              VOYAGE VOYAGE was a remix but I dunno how you treat those. Personally I think it's fine to add in the weeks of the original hit version, which you correctly note is 1, unlike the website which gives it an original peak of 4 for 8 weeks and another peak of 4 for 7 weeks for the remix. I think they just aren't consistent with how they treat remixes, re-entries and re-issues. Sometimes they're listed separately, sometimes they amalagamate them. Sometimes they just get it plain wrong!!
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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by beatlened
                                                A couple of corrections maybe. On chart dated 10th of July, Glenn Medeiros should be a re-entry and it's total weeks at that point would be 2.

                                                The chart the week after that shows only 29 records. There's no #30. The website credits Maxi Priest WILD WORLD with 5 weeks so maybe that's the missing one?

                                                VOYAGE VOYAGE was a remix but I dunno how you treat those. Personally I think it's fine to add in the weeks of the original hit version, which you correctly note is 1, unlike the website which gives it an original peak of 4 for 8 weeks and another peak of 4 for 7 weeks for the remix. I think they just aren't consistent with how they treat remixes, re-entries and re-issues. Sometimes they're listed separately, sometimes they amalagamate them. Sometimes they just get it plain wrong!!
                                                As you say, the website is just wrong with that treatment of the Desireless hit. That's a bit like what they did with Paddy Reilly's "The Fields of Athenry".

                                                I don't think the two releases of "Voyage Voyage" were very much different - but yes, as a general rule I've tried to regard all issues, re-issues, re-mixes and re-entries as part of the same single total for the same track. I think this has always worked best for me - although I do recall a double a-side re-issue of a Gary Numan hit with a Tubeway Army one, on which it was impossible to find a meaningful "weeks-on-chart" total!!

                                                But you've caught me out completely with that Glen Medeiros one - I never spotted that this had been in the chart previously, at number 24 on 20th September 1987, before spending these six weeks all inside the top ten in 1988. I've adjusted the "weeks on chart" accordingly in the July and August posts.

                                                I must have covered the wrong range on my spreadsheet for that other week in July - yes, "Wild World" was in there at 30 in its 5th week. I've added that now as well.

                                                Many thanks for these. I'll read your prior post on the number ones more thoroughly tomorrow - it looks as if it's evolved since I glanced in earlier - and respond to that then!!

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by beatlened
                                                  Off topic I guess but here's the list of records entering the chart at number one from Larry's own book:-

                                                  RETURN TO SENDER Elvis Presley 10 February 1962
                                                  EVERY STEP OF THE WAY Dickie Rock 24 May 1965
                                                  THE MERRY PLOUGHBOY Dermot O'Brien 26 September 1966
                                                  AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET Engelbert Humperdinck 25 January 1968
                                                  UP AND AWAY (THE HELICOPTER SONG) The Wolfe Tones 22 November 1973
                                                  BALLROOM BLITZ The Sweet 4 October 1973
                                                  WUTHERING HEIGHTS Kate Bush 16 March 1978
                                                  WORDS F.R. Dowd 17 April 1963

                                                  Elvis entered at #1 in December 1962 not February
                                                  WORDS was by F.R. David

                                                  " F.R. DOWD " probably illustrates more than anything you've mentioned previously just how little proof-reading can have ever been done on this book.......

                                                  Did "Mary's Boy Child" by Boney M not make it into the list in the book either? It's not on your list of omitted hits that went "straight in at number one" - although, strangely, www.irishcharts.ie has this as part of its song title!

                                                  I think, including Boney M and (reluctantly......!) the tracks from the 1980 fortnights, only about 25 hits entered the chart at number one up to "Desire" - or an average of about one per year. I guess quite a few more than this would have joined the list in the 17-18 years since then, though.

                                                  Originally posted by beatlened
                                                  and the 2 others you mentioned

                                                  MAKE IT WORK

                                                  and

                                                  SHOW SOME CONCERN

                                                  (Both initially special #1 for 2 weeks and then actual #1).
                                                  That's the only other part of your summary with which I disagree - "Make It Work" fell into the chart at number 2, not number one, after two weeks as the "special number one", before plummetting strsight out.

                                                  I was looking back at my notes of those weeks the other day, and was surprised to find that "Make It Work" was actually played BEFORE the chart countdown and "official" number one - unlike any of the other "special" number ones. Perhaps this charity record, as others have suggested, was indeed not a "special number one" on the basis of its popularity to the same extent as its predecessors.

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