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  • UKmix Retro Charts Records :: Chart Facts, Year-End charts, Records and more... Second Cycle 2020-2029!



    Our beloved tdc2000 just recently concluded publishing the weekly retro charts for 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 & 2010, so here I'll start sharing Chart facts, Records, certifications and Year-End charts for the second cycle of these amazing threads. You can always go revisit the results of the first cycle here!

    Hope you enjoy and find here interesting and fun data!
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  • #2
    List of #1 songs!

    1960
    Song of the Year: Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
    Artist of the Year: Drifters

    Code:
    Neil Sedaka - Oh! Carol (2 weeks)
    Percy Faith - The Theme From "A Summer Place" (1 week)
    Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea (6 weeks)
    Drifters - This Magic Moment (5 weeks)
    Elvis Presley - Stuck On You (2 weeks)
    Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown (3 weeks)
    Sam Cooke - Wonderful World (4 weeks)
    Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely (6 weeks)
    Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never (4 weeks)
    Sam Cooke - Chain Gang (3 weeks)
    Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me (9 weeks)
    Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen (1 week)
    Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1 week)
    Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (5 weeks)
    1970
    Song of the Year: Beatles - Let It Be
    Artist of the Year: Simon & Garfunkel

    Code:
    Shocking Blue  - Venus (3 weeks)
    Edison Lighthouse -  Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (3 weeks)
    Simon & Garfunkel -  Bridge Over Troubled Water (5 weeks)
    Beatles - Let It Be (11 weeks)
    Beatles -  The Long And Winding Road (1 week)
    Free - All Right Now (3 weeks)
    Carpenters -  (They Long To Be) Close To You (2 weeks)
    Kinks - Lola (3 weeks)
    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears of a Clown (4 weeks)
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid (5 weeks)
    Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (3 weeks)
    Partridge Family - I Think I Love You (1 week)
    T'Rex -  Ride A White Swan (2 weeks)
    Santana -  Black Magic Woman (1 week)
    Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (1 week)
    Elton John - Your Song (4 weeks)
    1980
    Song of the Year: Diana Ross - Upside Down
    Artist of the Year: ABBA

    Code:
    Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (2 weeks)
    Donna Summer - On The Radio (5 weeks)
    Blondie - Call Me (6 weeks)
    Lipps, Inc - Funkytown (8 weeks)
    Olivia Newton-John - Magic (3 weeks)
    Irene Cara - Fame (4 weeks)
    Diana Ross - Upside Down (4 weeks)
    ABBA - The Winner Takes It All (1 week)
    Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (4 weeks)
    Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out (2 weeks)
    Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (5 weeks)
    Kool & The Gang - Celebration (1 week)
    Blondie - The Tide Is High (3 weeks)
    REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You (3 weeks)
    Visage - Fade To Grey (1 week)
    Last edited by Leo; Sun September 12, 2021, 17:30.
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    • #3
      Records
      1960, 1970, 1980

      Longest Running #1s
      Code:
      Beatles - Let It Be :: 11 weeks
      Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me :: 9 weeks
      Lipps, Inc - Funkytown :: 8 weeks
      Blondie - Call Me :: 6 weeks
      Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea :: 6 weeks
      Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely :: 6 weeks

      Artists with most #1s
      Code:
      Elvis Presley :: 3
      Beatles :: 2
      Blondie :: 2
      Diana Ross :: 2
      Drifters :: 2
      Sam Cooke :: 2
      Simon & Garfunkel :: 2

      Artists with most weeks @ #1s
      Code:
      Drifters :: 14
      Beatles :: 12
      Blondie :: 9
      Lipps, Inc :: 8
      Simon & Garfunkel :: 8
      Elvis Presley :: 7
      Sam Cooke :: 7

      Artists with most Top10s
      Code:
      Creedence Clearwater Revival :: 7
      Cliff Richards :: 6
      Elvis Presley :: 6
      Queen : 5
      ABBA :: 4
      Everly Brothers :: 4
      Jackson 5 :: 4
      Pat Benatar :: 4
      Police :: 4

      Highest weekly points
      Code:
      Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 112 points (1980 week 31)
      Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 111 points (1980 week 30)
      Beatles - Let It Be :: 107 points (1970 week 12)
      Blondie - The Tide Is High :: 104 points (1980 week 47)
      ABBA - The Winner Takes It All :: 103 points (1980 week 33)
      Beatles - Let It Be :: 103 points (1970 week 13)
      Elton John - Your Song :: 100 points (1970 week 50)
      Queen - Another One Bites The Dust :: 100 points (1980 week 34)
      Elton John - Your Song :: 98 points (1970 week 52)
      Beatles - Let It Be :: 97 points (1970 week 14)
      Queen - Another One Bites The Dust :: 97 points (1980 week 36)
      Blondie - The Tide Is High :: 96 points (1980 week 46)
      Elton John - Your Song :: 96 points (1970 week 51)
      Irene Cara - Fame :: 96 points (1980 week 25)
      Elton John - Your Song :: 95 points (1970 week 49)
      Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 94 points (1980 week 29)
      Beatles - Let It Be :: 93 points (1970 week 15)
      Blondie - The Tide Is High :: 93 points (1980 week 48)
      Queen - Another One Bites The Dust :: 92 points (1980 week 35)
      Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? :: 92 points (1960 week 50)
      ABBA - The Winner Takes It All :: 90 points (1980 week 36)
      Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 90 points (1980 week 33)
      Free - All Right Now :: 90 points (1970 week 26)
      Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? :: 90 points (1960 week 49)
      Last edited by Leo; Sun August 22, 2021, 15:50.
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      • #4
        Certifications
        1960, 1970, 1980

        7xPlatinum
        Code:
        Beatles - Let It Be
        Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
        6xPlatinum
        Code:
        Diana Ross - Upside Down
        5xPlatinum
        Code:
        ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
        Donna Summer - On The Radio
        Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
        4xPlatinum
        Code:
        Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
        Drifters - This Magic Moment
        Lipps, Inc - Funkytown
        Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
        Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
        Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
        Shocking Blue - Venus
        Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee
        3xPlatinum
        Code:
        Black Sabbath - Paranoid
        Blondie - Call Me
        Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
        Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
        David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
        Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
        Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
        Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
        Free - All Right Now
        Kinks - Lola
        Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa
        Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
        2xPlatinum
        Code:
        ABBA - I Have A Dream
        ABBA - Super Trouper
        AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
        Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love
        Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
        Bee Gees - I.O.I.O.
        Blondie - Atomic
        Blondie - The Tide Is High
        Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
        Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
        Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
        Christie - Yellow River
        Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
        Chubby Checker - The Twist
        Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
        Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
        Elvis Presley - Stuck On You
        Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
        Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor
        Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York, New York
        Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
        Irene Cara - Fame
        Jam - Going Underground
        Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus
        Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion
        Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
        Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
        Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
        Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
        Olivia Newton-John - Magic
        Olivia Newton-John & ELO - Xanadu
        OMD - Enola Gay
        Paul Anka - Puppy Love
        Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
        Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
        Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
        Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
        Ricky Valence - Tell Laura I Love Her
        Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
        Shadows - Apache
        Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
        Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
        Platinum
        Code:
        ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
        Air Supply - All Out Of Love
        B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
        Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
        Beatles - The Long And Winding Road
        Beatles - Come Together
        Bette Midler - The Rose
        Billy Joel - It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
        Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved
        Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball
        Bread - Make It With You
        Christopher Cross - Sailing
        Clash - London Calling
        Cliff Richard - Carrie
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain
        Cure - A Forest
        Dana - All Kinds Of Everything
        Daryl Hall & John Oates - Kiss On My List
        David Bowie - Space Oddity
        Deep Purple - Black Night
        Dinah Washington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
        Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes
        Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
        Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why
        Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven
        Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
        Edwin Starr - War
        Elton John - Your Song
        Elton John - Victim Of Love
        Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
        Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
        Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved
        George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
        Guess Who - American Woman
        Isley Brothers - Shout - Part 1
        Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
        Jackson 5 - ABC
        James Taylor - Fire And Rain
        John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
        John Lennon & Yoko Ono w/ The Plastic Ono Band - Instant Karma
        Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen
        Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over
        Johnny Logan - What's Another Year
        Journey - Any Way You Want It
        Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
        Kate Bush - Babooshka
        Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
        Kool & The Gang - Celebration
        Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
        Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
        Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
        Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman
        Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
        Madness - Baggy Trousers
        Madness - Night Boat To Cairo
        Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
        Martha & The Muffins - Echo Beach
        Marti Webb - Take That Look Off Your Face
        Marty Robbins - El Paso
        Maurice WIlliams & The Zodiacs - Stay
        Michael Jackson - She's Out Of My Life
        Michael Jackson - Rock With You
        Michael Jackson - Girlfriend
        Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
        Neil Diamond - Solitary Man
        Neil Sedaka - Oh! Carol
        Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
        Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
        Pat Benatar - Heartbreaker
        Percy Faith - The Theme From "A Summer Place"
        Perry Como - Delaware
        Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her
        REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You
        Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
        Roxy Music - Over You
        Roy Orbison - Blue Angel
        Santana - Black Magic Woman
        Sheena Easton - 9 To 5
        Sheila & B Devotion - Spacer
        Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
        Specials - Rat Race
        Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
        Sue Wilkinson - You Gotta Be A Hustler If YoU Wanna Get On
        Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
        T'Rex - Ride A White Swan
        Ventures - Walk - Don't Run
        Gold
        Code:
        5th Dimension - Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In
        Adam Faith - Poor Me
        Adam Faith - What Do You Want
        Anna Oxa - Il pagliaccio azzurro
        Anne Murray - Snowbird
        Archies - Sugar, Sugar
        Aretha Franklin - Call Me
        Badfinger - Come And Get It
        Badfinger - No Matter What
        Barbara Dickson - January February
        Bee Gees - Lonely Days
        Bee Gees - Spirits (Having Flown)
        Benny Mardones - Into The Night
        Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance
        Bo Diddley - Road Runner
        Bobby Rydell - Volare
        Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
        Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
        Brotherhood Of Man - United We Stand
        Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart
        Buddy Holly - Heartbeat
        Buddy Holly - True Love Ways
        Canned Heat - Let's Work Together
        Carpenters - Ticket To Ride
        Cat Stevens - Lady D'Arbanville
        Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
        Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4
        Christie - San Bernadino
        Clash - Train In Vain (Stand By Me)
        Cliff Richard - Dreamin'
        Cliff Richard - Nine Times Out Of Ten
        Cliff Richard & The Shadows - A Voice In The Wilderness
        Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Fall In Love With You
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
        Cure - Jumping Someone Else's Train
        Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
        David Bowie - Fashion
        Dawn - Knock Three Times
        Devo - Whip It
        Dion & The Belmonts - When You Wish Upon A Star
        Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
        ELO - All Over The World
        ELO - Last Train To London
        ELO - Confusion
        ELO - I'm Alive
        Elton John - Are You Ready For Love
        Elton John - Border Song
        Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Oliver's Army
        Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain
        Eric Clapton - After Midnight
        Etta James - All I Could Do Was Cry
        Everly Brothers - ('Til) I Kissed You
        Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
        Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans
        Fleetwood Mac - Sara
        Four Bucketeers - The Bucket Of Water Song
        Frank Sinatra - My Way
        Frankie Laine - Rawhide
        George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
        Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number
        Hall & Oates - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
        Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
        Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop
        Hot Chocolate - No Doubt About It
        Hoyt Axton - Della And The Dealer
        Ides Of March - Vehicle
        Irene Cara - Out Here On My Own
        Iron Maiden - Running Free
        Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
        Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
        James Brown - Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
        Jim Reeves - He'll Have To Go
        Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile
        Jimmy James - Good Timin'
        Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck
        Johnny Preston - Running Bear
        Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
        Joy Division - Transmission
        Judas Priest - Breaking The Law
        Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County
        Kenny Rogers - Lady
        Madness - My Girl
        Mary Hopkin - Knock, Knock, Who's There?
        MASH - Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)
        Mike Berry - The Sunshine Of Your Smile
        Murray Head - Superstar
        Neil Diamond - Shilo
        Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park
        Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing
        Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O.
        Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz - Crazy Train
        Pat Benatar - We Live For Love
        Paul McCartney - Coming Up
        Peter Gabriel - Biko
        Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving On A Jet Plane
        Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
        Police - So Lonely
        Police - De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
        Police - Walking On The Moon
        Poppy Family f/ Susan Jacks - Which Way You Goin' Billy?
        Queen - Flash
        Queen - Play The Game
        Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
        Rattles - The Witch
        Robert Palmer - Johnny And Mary
        Roger Whittaker - Durham Town (The Leavin')
        Romantics - What I Like About You
        Roxy Music - Oh Yeah (On The Radio)
        Rush - The Spirit Of Radio
        Santana - Evil Ways
        Shirley Bassey - As Long As He Needs Me
        Siouxsie & The Banshees - Christine
        Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
        Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/ Forgive Me Girl
        Spinners - It's A Shame
        Split Enz - I Got You
        Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
        Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
        Tom Jones - I (Who Have Nothing)
        Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Here Comes My Girl
        Tommy Steele - Little White Bull
        Vapors - Turning Japanese
        Ventures - Perfidia
        Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
        White Plains - My Baby Loves Lovin'
        Who - See Me, Feel Me
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        • #5
          1960 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part I

          40. (31) Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry


          Points: 166 || Chart Run: 5 - 6 - 6 - 10 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 23 - 32 - 31 - 34 - 38 - 39 - 42
          First Cycle: It peaked at #4 and stayed in the chart for 22 weeks, totalling 231 points. In the YE chart it reached #31.


          39. (79) Etta James - All I Could Do Was Cry


          Points
          : 169 || Chart Run: 14 - 19 - 19 - 20 - 19 - 16 - 18 - 19 - 23 - 25 - 26 - 21 - 23 - 19 - 20 - 20 - 19 - 20 - 23 - 21 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 27 - 23 - 25 - 23 - 24 - 21 - 25
          First Cycle: It peaked higher at #8 but only stayed for 15 weeks, resulting in 78 points and a #79 position in the YE chart.


          38. (39) Isley Brothers - Shout


          Points
          : 208 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 9 - 6 - 10 - 14 - 18 - 27 - 26 - 25 - 28 - 30 - 35 - 41
          First Cycle: a #39 Year-End chart song, the song peaked lower (#4) and scored less points (169) during that time. Similar outcome, but this time around it reaches Platinum status!


          37. (23) Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport


          Points
          : 223 || Chart Run: 6 - 7 - 7 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 30 - 33 - 44 - 43 - 43
          First Cycle: a decade ago the song surprised, at least me, by reaching #23 in the Year-End chart thanks to a #2 peak and 347 points. This cycle it got less support but still got a cool ride!


          36. (NEW) Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes


          Points
          : 232 || Chart Run: 16 - 17 - 14 - 11 - 13 - 13 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 13 - 17 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 12 - 11 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 13
          First Cycle: In this second cycle, Dinah in general got steady support, but it's a NEW entry, as the song got 0 points 10 years ago! This is not the highest new entry this decade, and it's not Dinah's top song either, so stay tuned!


          35. (46) Bobby Vee - Rubber Ball


          Points
          : 232 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 4 - 4
          First Cycle: Only 4 weeks in 1960 were enough this time around! Last time, the song also peaked at #3 but scored only 147 points, enough for a #46 position in the Year-End chart and, therefore, it was not protrayed in my recap!


          34. (165) Marty Robbins - El Paso


          Points
          : 241 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 4 - 10 - 12 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 16 - 20 - 20 - 19 - 36 - 22 - 23 - 23 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 31 - 34 - 37 - 35 - 35 - 32 - 30 - 29 - 33 - 32 - 34 - 35 - 29 - 32 - 31 - 31 - 33 - 41
          First Cycle: This time around the song ended up runner-up to Neil Sedaka's Oh! Carol in two weeks, and also had a very healthy and long chart run. But 10 years ago it barely peaked at #24!


          33. (144) Dinah Washington & Brook Benton - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)


          Points
          : 244 || Chart Run: 15 - 15 - 15 - 15 - 15 - 16 - 14 - 16 - 20 - 20 - 18 - 15 - 16 - 21 - 24 - 22 - 24 - 23 - 20 - 20 - 21 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 25 - 24 - 23 - 25 - 22 - 22 - 22 - 25 - 25 - 29 - 29 - 31 - 29 - 27 - 29 - 26 - 27 - 24
          First Cycle: as promised, here is Dinah's second Top40 song this cycle! Again, strong support helped the song to have extensive chart runs, and although it peaked outside the top10 it managed a Top40 YE position. Last time around it only peaked at #22 and reached 26 points!


          32. (135) Ray Peterson - Tell Laura I Love Her


          Points
          : 250 || Chart Run: 7 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 16 - 18 - 20 - 26 - 30 - 33 - 39
          First Cycle: There will be another version of this song higher!!! This year Ray's version is also the least successfull of both, but it managed a very good result!!! Before it only managed a #10 peak and 29 points!


          31. (15) Perry Como - Delaware


          Points
          : 266 || Chart Run: 4 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 19 - 24 - 25 - 27 - 28 - 32 - 36 - 33 - 34 - 40
          First Cycle: Last time around the song peaked at #3 and scored 375 points, enough for a #15 place in the YE chart. This time it was popular but not as much.
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          • #6
            1960 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part II

            30. (8) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over


            Points: 270 || Chart Run: 7 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 40 - 42 - 42 - 41 - 19
            First Cycle: The biggest fall of any First Cycle Top10 YE song, back then it peaked at #1 and stayed 30 weeks in the charts totalling 550 points.


            29. (85) Roy Orbison - Blue Angel


            Points: 278 || Chart Run: 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 22
            First Cycle: This was a much better cycle for the magnificent Roy, as we still have one more hit reaching high (and very high!). Blue Angel peaked at #8 a decade ago and had a short lived run totalling only 74 points.


            28. (32) Neil Sedaka - Oh! Carol


            Points: 279 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 11 - 11 - 14 - 13 - 14 - 19 - 21 - 22 - 28 - 29 - 35 - 43
            First Cycle: The first chart topper to be announced in this Top40 recap! In fact it's the lowest ranked #1 of all! Last time around the song peaked at #2 just behind Bobby Darin's Mack The Knife, and ended up at #32 in the YE chart, so this cycle has been nicer to this sweet song.


            27. (22) Eddie Cochran - Three Steps To Heaven


            Points: 295 || Chart Run: 5 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 8 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 14
            First Cycle: Just as 10 years ago, Steps peaks at #3. The difference is the weeks on chart, as it was present during 27 weeks comparing to this year's 13. That explains the 22-27 fall.


            26. (24) Johnny Burnette - You're Sixteen


            Points: 300 || Chart Run: 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 9 - 10
            First Cycle: Ok, seeing this grown up man singing this lyrics today is weird, isn't it? Performance is pretty similar in both cycles, as previously it also peaked at #1 and scored 331 points.


            25. (21) Lonnie Donegan - My Old Man's A Dustman


            Points: 309 || Chart Run: 4 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 24 - 36 - 38
            First Cycle: It reached #2, blocked by Barrett Strong's Money (That's What I Want) and Elvis Presley's Stuck On You. It got 353 points from 23 weeks on the charts and was very close to reach the Top20 YE!


            24. (42) Ventures - Walk Don't Run


            Points: 321 || Chart Run: 4 - 5 - 6 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 15 - 18 - 24 - 34 - 33 - 35 - 38 - 39 - 36
            First Cycle: I loved how all in the studio were chewing gum! It was very popular back then. And then to find an instrumental song this high is just outstanding! A decade ago it also peaked at #4 but managed 155 points during 12 weeks. It more than doubled the points this cycle!


            23. (17) Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved


            Points: 326 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 6 - 11 - 15 - 24 - 26 - 29 - 28 - 30 - 43 - 45 - 43 - 39
            First Cycle: 5 weeks at #3, solid. Last time it managed a #2 peak for 4 weeks, blocked each one of them by the song that would end as the Song of the Year 1960, Sam Cooke's Wonderful World!


            22. (14) Maurice WIlliams & The Zodiacs - Stay


            Points: 336 || Chart Run: 5 - 4 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 18
            First Cycle: Such a beautiful song! A decade ago it managed 390 points and peaked at #1, so this time support was not as strong, but still a #22 in the YE chart is strong!


            21. (7) Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)


            Points: 366 || Chart Run: 3 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 15 - 26 - 28 - 29 - 36 - 38 - 39 - 38 - 42 - 39 - 41
            First Cycle: A big fall for Barrett, that only peaked at #2 this time, blocked by the amazing Bobby Darin's Beyond The Sea... The thing is that last time around it peaked at #1 for a record setting 8 weeks! It remains as the longest running #1 song of First Cycle, of course with many years yet to count, but still this drop makes noise as that record will have another holder this cycle!
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            • #7
              1960 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part III


              20. (27) Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?


              Points: 385 || Chart Run: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 5
              First Cycle: With just 6 weeks on the chart it manages a Top20 in the YE Chart! Last cycle it also peaked at #1 but got 277 points for a #27 final position.


              19. (18) Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?


              Points: 412 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1
              First Cycle: The song that pushed Are You Lonesome... out of the top and stayed the final 5 weeks of the year at #1 finishes #19! Quite similar to last cycle: also peaked at #1 but stayed 4 weeks atop!


              18. (20) Percy Faith - The Theme From "A Summer Place"


              Points: 419 || Chart Run: 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 15 - 19 - 16 - 19 - 18 - 18 - 22 - 18 - 23 - 33 - 37
              First Cycle: Another instrumental track high in the charts! This also peaked at #1 and managed 358 points in the previous cycle.


              17. (NEW) Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool


              Points: 425 || Chart Run: 4 - 3 - 4 - 8 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 13 - 15 - 15 - 13 - 13 - 15 - 15 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 16 - 16 - 15 - 15 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 20 - 19 - 22 - 19
              First Cycle: The highest new entry of the year! From 0 votes last decade to a solid and consistent chart run this year! In fact last time no song from Connie managed to chart and this time 4 songs ended up with points! so this group of voters were more supportive!!!


              16. (25) Shadows - Apache


              Points: 432 || Chart Run: 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 41 - 43
              First Cycle: And yet another instrumental reaching high! The song broke into the year-end top20 thanks to a #2 peak, blocked by Elvis' It's now Or Never. Last time around it peaked at #6 so the performance this year was great.


              15. (13) Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind


              Points: 444 || Chart Run: 4 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 8
              First Cycle: A steady run inside the top10, it was prevented to reach the top by Drifters' Save The Last Dance For Me. Last time it also peaked at #2 for 4 weeks! That time, besides Drifters, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs' Stay and Johnny Burnette' You're Sixteen also blocked the amazing Ray to get the elusive #1. #Justice4Georgia!


              14. (196) Paul Anka - Puppy Love


              Points: 447 || Chart Run: 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 15 - 16 - 18 - 27 - 23 - 23 - 24 - 27 - 29 - 30 - 29 - 25 - 26 - 28 - 27 - 25 - 28 - 28 - 27 - 32 - 32 - 34 - 35 - 34 - 38 - 32 - 31 - 34 - 41 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 33
              First Cycle: A BIG climb for Paul, that manages a very extensive chart run this time around. Such a different story from last time, where it charted for only 4 weeks and peaked at a very distant #27!


              13. (30) Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion


              Points: 475 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 6 - 7
              First Cycle: Such a strong run, blocked htree times by Drifters' Save The Last Dance For Me, which is definetly the devil in disguise! Last time around it peaked at #3 and made 255 points so this time it was loved more!


              12. (9) Elvis Presley - Stuck On You


              Points: 494 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 9 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 20 - 27 - 28 - 30 - 37 - 39 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 44 - 18 - 44
              First Cycle: This is Elvis' second chart topper to appear, and we still have one more to go! The song also peaked at #1 for 2 weeks last decade and managed 521 points, good enogh for a top10 placing in the YE chart.


              11. (16) Ricky Valence - Tell Laura I Love Her


              Points: 497 || Chart Run: 5 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 11 - 14 - 14 - 15 - 15
              First Cycle: This version, released after Ray Peterson's one, peaked higher and also performed better than a decade ago! That time it peaked at #5 and scored 367 points. This time it breakes the 2xPlatinum mark!
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              • #8
                1960 Year-End Chart :: Bonus Track


                The Ones That Got Away
                Songs that were Top40 in the Year-End Top 40 list but could not repeat:

                42. (35) Buddy Holly - True Love Ways :: although the song peaked higher this time (#5 vs #7) it couldn't break the top40.
                44. (29) Shirley Bassey - As Long As He Needs Me :: it repeated a #8 peak but was not enough.
                54. (36) Johnny Horton - Sink The Bismarck :: this time around it peaked at #9, comparing to the #5 peak a decade ago.
                59. (37) Hollywood Argyles - Alley-Oop :: Same as Horton as it peaked #9 instead of #5 as 10 years before.
                73. (28) Chuck Berry - Let It Rock :: a big drop, as it only peaked #16 while last time it managed a healthy #3.
                77. (33) Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn :: another #9 peak vs a #5 in previous cycle.
                90. (12) Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife :: the biggest drop of all, instead of peaking at #1 it only managed a #9 position.
                129. (40) Emile Ford & The Checkmates - What Do You Want To Make Them Eyes At Me For? :: A top10 hit in first cycle, this time it just made #14
                146. (34) Jimmie Rodgers - Waltzing Matilda :: yet another #5 hit that this time managed a #9 peak.


                Longest Running #1s

                Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me :: 9 weeks
                Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea :: 6 weeks
                Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely :: 6 weeks


                Artists with most #1s

                Elvis Presley :: 3
                Drifters :: 2
                Sam Cooke :: 2


                Artists with most Top10s

                Everly Brothers :: 4
                Cliff Richards :: 4


                Highest weekly points

                Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? :: 92 points (week 50)
                Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? :: 90 points (week 49)
                Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely :: 87 points (weeks 24 & 25)


                Almost #1s
                Songs that peaked at #2

                Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
                Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
                Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
                Chubby Checker - The Twist
                Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion
                Marty Robbins - El Paso
                Paul Anka - Puppy Love
                Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
                Ricky Valence - Tell Laura I Love Her
                Shadows - Apache
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                • #9
                  1960 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part IV

                  10. (26) Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini


                  Points: 503 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 12 - 17 - 25 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 26 - 28 - 31 - 21 - 20 - 23 - 20
                  First Cycle: Last time around the song peaked at #1 for two weeks but had a shorter stay in the charts. This time it was blocked by the unbeatable Drifters' Save the Last Dance For Me but had a helthy run which pushes the song right inside our year-end top10!


                  9. (4) Chubby Checker - The Twist


                  Points: 543 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 17 - 17 - 11 - 26 - 29 - 13 - 13 - 16 - 14
                  First Cycle: Such an iconic song that defined a style and choreo! It could not match the 6 weeks at #1 it reached 10 yers ago, and I still cannot believe this was prevented to top the charts this season!


                  8. (10) Sam Cooke - Chain Gang


                  Points: 588 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 12 - 13 - 18 - 22 - 22 - 31 - 35
                  First Cycle: Just as ten years ago, Sam scores two songs in the YE Top10 list, will we get the Song of the Year again? See below! This time around Chain Gang reaches the top! In previous cycle it peaked at #2.


                  7. (2) Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown


                  Points: 632 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 7 - 9 - 17 - 22 - 27 - 33 - 35 - 39 - 40 - 43 - 44 - 46 - 44
                  First Cycle: A very solid run with 3 weeks atop, 7 weeks in the top 2 and 12 weeks in the top10... But previous cycle was even better, with a YE #2 placing thanks to 4 weeks atop and 16 weeks in the top10.


                  6. (3) Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never


                  Points: 661 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 13 - 14 - 16 - 22 - 23 - 22 - 30 - 30 - 31
                  First Cycle: Another great ride for Elvis, with 4 weeks atop and 7 weeks in the Top2. A decade ago it only managed 2 weeks atop and 3 in the top2, but got a very long and steady run.


                  5. (11) Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea


                  Points: 757 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 22 - 34 - 34 - 39 - 41
                  First Cycle: 11 weeks in the Top2, with 6 of them as the Retro Chart champ, Bobby gets his revenge. Last time around, both of his 1960 hits ended up right outside the YE Top10, and this time around Mack the Knife plummeted, so this rise to the Top5 feels like a sweet victory after all. A decade ago this song also peaked at #1 but only for 2 frames.


                  4. (1) Sam Cooke - Wonderful World


                  Points: 818 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 15 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 45 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 23 - 23 - 24 - 25
                  First Cycle: Mystery solved: we will have a brand new Song of the Year! Sam peaked at #1 and had a solid chart run, and got 4xPlatinum certification which is higher than before (782 points, 3xP), but that time it was #1 for 6 weeks adn this year competition was tougher with the new 52-weeks before retiring rule. So who will top?


                  3. (19) Drifters - This Magic Moment


                  Points: 838 || Chart Run: 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 7 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 18 - 18 - 18 - 17 - 18 - 17 - 19 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 19 - 23 - 25 - 25 - 23 - 20 - 21 - 20 - 20 - 20 - 22 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 26
                  First Cycle: Ok, this time we had some serious Drifters' supporters voting, making Moment #1 for 5 weeks! Last time around it settled at #2 for 4 weeks and barely reached Top20 in the YE list.


                  2. (6) Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me


                  Points: 883 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 8 - 7 - 8 - 9
                  First Cycle: I was not kidding when I said Drifters got heavy support this season! With a record setting 9 weeks at #1, Last Dance rises all the way to #2. A decade ago they were #1 for 5 weeks and had a solid YE charting, but this time around they just ruled everything.... but one other song did better...


                  1. (5) Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely


                  Points: 940 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 10 - 11 - 10 - 12 - 11 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 12 - 13 - 13 - 14 - 17 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 11
                  First Cycle: With 6 weeks at the top and a longer chart run, Roy get's our very first Song of the Year recognition in this second season! a decade ago it was our YE #5 song thanks to a #2 peak and long chart run, so this year he got more support and therefore becomes our Retro Chart Year-End Champ!
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                  • #10
                    1960 Year-End Chart :: Artists - Part I

                    20. (18) Neil Sedaka


                    Total Points: 399
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Oh! Carol (#1), Stairway To Heaven (#8), Calendar Girl (#3)


                    19. (30) Adam Faith


                    Total Points: 403
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: What Do You Want (#5), Poor Me (#6), Someone Else's Baby (#9), When Johnny Comes Marching Home (#20), Made You (#36), Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) (#12)


                    18. (21) Percy Faith


                    Total Points: 419
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: The Theme From "A Summer Place" (#1)


                    17. (37) Ventures


                    Total Points: 427
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Walk Don't Run (#4), Perfidia (#7)


                    16. (24) Shadows


                    Total Points: 432
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Apache (#2)


                    15. (16) Shirelles


                    Total Points: 445
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Dedicated To The One I Love (#26), Tonight's The Night (#37), Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (#1)


                    14. (11) Ray Charles


                    Total Points: 449
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Georgia On My Mind (#2), Ruby (#33), Come Rain Or Come Shine (#40)


                    13. (32) Johnny Tillotson


                    Total Points: 479
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Earth Angel (#29), Poetry In Motion (#2)


                    12. (NEW) Connie Francis


                    Total Points: 493
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Mama (#17), Everybody's Somebody's Fool (#3), Robot Man (#25), My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own (#14)


                    11. (19) Ricky Valence


                    Total Points: 497
                    Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Tell Laura I Love Her (#2)



                    Just as 10 years ago it's a man dominated music scene, with only Shirelles and Connie making the top20. Here are the artists that left the list this time around:
                    22. (9) Barret Strong
                    23. (20) Lonnie Donegan
                    24. (17) Brenda Lee
                    27. (12) Maurice WIlliams & The Zodiacs
                    29. (14) Eddie Cochran
                    31. (8) Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
                    32. (15) Perry Como
                    36. (13) Duane Eddy
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                    • #11
                      1960 Year-End Chart :: Artists - Part II

                      10. (27) Brian Hyland


                      Total Points: 503
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (#2)


                      9. (10) Cliff Richard


                      Total Points: 547
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Travellin' Light (#24), Living Doll (#31), Expresso Bongo (EP) (#30), A Voice In The Wilderness (#6), Fall In Love With You (#8), Please Don't Tease (#8), Nine Times Out Of Ten (#9), I Love You (#13)


                      8. (43) Paul Anka


                      Total Points: 559
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Put Your Head On My Shoulder (#23), Lonely Boy (#39), Puppy Love (#2), It's Time To Cry (#14), Adam And Eve (#28), My Home Town (#17)


                      7. (6) Chubby Checker


                      Total Points: 617
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: The Twist (#2), The Hucklebuck (#9), Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (#31)


                      6. (4) Bobby Darin


                      Total Points: 879
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Mack The Knife (#9), Dream Lover (#25), Beyond The Sea (#1), Clementine (#14)


                      5. (7) Roy Orbison


                      Total Points: 1237
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Only The Lonely (#1), Blue Angel (#5), I'm Hurtin' (#13)


                      4. (3) Everly Brothers


                      Total Points: 1308
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: ('Til) I Kissed You (#15), Let It Be Me (#5), Cathy's Clown (#1), When Will I Be Loved (#3), Be Bop A-Lula (#9), So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (#15), Lucille (#30), Like Strangers (#19)


                      3. (2) Sam Cooke


                      Total Points: 1406
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Wonderful World (#1), Chain Gang (#1)


                      2. (1) Elvis Presley


                      Total Points: 1550
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: Stuck On You (#1), Fame And Fortune (#31), It's Now Or Never (#1), A Mess Of Blues (#26), Are You Lonesome Tonight? (#1)


                      1. (5) Drifters


                      Total Points: 1754
                      Retro Hits 1960 - Season 2: There Goes My Baby (#29), Dance With Me (#39), This Magic Moment (#1), Save The Last Dance For Me (#1), I Count The Tears (#34)


                      Just as following a pattern, we also have a new Artist of the Year that jumps 5-1 comparing to previous decade! Drifters scored 2 chart toppers and gets some cool records: longest running #1 (9 weeks) and artist with most weeks atop (14 weeks). Elvis loses this year's title but will probably get more chances in the upcoming years!
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                      • #12
                        1970 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part I

                        40. (51) Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden


                        Points: 271 || Chart Run: 4 - 3 - 2 - 2
                        First Cycle: With just 4 weeks it managed to break into the top40! It peaks at #2 but last time it only managed a #4 position.


                        39. (37) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain


                        Points: 278 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 10 - 11 - 19 - 24 - 41
                        First Cycle: Last decade it peaked at #2 but got slightly less points. Anyway, it is a platinum hit in both cycles.


                        38. (28) Jackson 5 - I'll be There


                        Points: 284 || Chart Run: 4 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 16 - 23 - 30 - 43 - 43 - 54 - 30
                        First Cycle: A #2 hit last time around, the song loses speed this time around but manages to stay in the YE Top40 list.


                        37. (24) George Harrison - My Sweet Lord


                        Points: 285 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 3
                        First Cycle: Another track that in only 4 weeks managed to get points enough to reach the YE chart! Last time around it spend all 4 weeks at #2 and that explains the drop in this year's chart.


                        36. (46) Santana - Black Magic Woman


                        Points: 298 || Chart Run: 1 - 2 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 5
                        First Cycle: First chart topper to appear in this list, it's in fact the lowest ranked #1 this year meaning all 16 top songs are going to portrayed sooner or later. The song also peaked at #1 last decade although it fell faster and ended up outside the Top40.


                        35. (27) T'Rex - Ride A White Swan


                        Points: 298 || Chart Run: 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 7 - 10 - 17 - 17
                        First Cycle: The hit rose to the top in its second week and stayed there for 2 weeks. It ties Santana but tie-breaker gives them the edge: 2 weeks atop and 9 weeks overall. Last cycle it also peaked atop.


                        34. (17) Partridge Family - I Think I Love You


                        Points: 308 || Chart Run: 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 10 - 29 - 17 - 25 - 23
                        First Cycle: The song peaked again at number one but last time around it had srtonger support, holding atop for 3 weeks and reaching 2xPlatinum certification. It's still another good cycle for the TV band.


                        33. (53) Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)


                        Points: 309 || Chart Run: 5 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 14 - 19 - 25 - 20 - 17 - 29 - 27 - 28 - 26 - 25 - 31 - 30 - 31 - 25 - 26 - 25 - 36 - 39 - 41 - 36 - 36
                        First Cycle: a very consistent and long chart run ensures Stevie to place this song inside the top40! Last time around it also peaked at #5 but had a shorter life.


                        32. (31) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door


                        Points: 312 || Chart Run: 4 - 3 - 4 - 10 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 26 - 23 - 52 - 43 - 45 - 47 - 61
                        First Cycle: A #3 song just as a decade ago. And almost the same final position!


                        31. (26) Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song


                        Points: 318 || Chart Run: 1 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 4
                        First Cycle: For any music lover, it's amazing to revisit this decade as 90s/00s/10s music almost sampled all of these songs!!! Immigrant peaked also at #1 a decade ago and had a very similar chart run which explains the similar outcome in this recap.
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                        • #13
                          60s songs:
                          - "All I Could Do Was Cry" is a gem. Pleased with its huge rise.
                          - "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" was my no. 1 for many weeks actually so pleased that it made the top 40. It's a timeless gem.
                          - What a stellar chart run for "Will You Love Me Tomorrow".
                          - Terrific top four!

                          60s artists:
                          - I'll take the minor rise for the Shirelles.
                          - I am very much here for the Drifters unseating Elvis.

                          70s songs thus far:
                          - Yay for "Rose Garden"!
                          Your Billboard Top Ten: #1 Good 4 U [11 weeks] + Drake invasion

                          Your heart is coloured with the love wrapped in the brilliant blue sky above, the breadth of the jewelled oceans, and the pure heat of the golden sun. And your heart is home to the cosmic creation that is you.

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                          • #14
                            1970 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part II

                            30. (41) The Beatles - Come Together


                            Points: 327 || Chart Run: 8 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 15 - 14 - 21 - 20 - 28 - 29 - 29 - 33 - 32 - 37 - 38 - 37 - 30 - 29 - 33 - 34 - 39 - 30 - 32 - 31 - 32 - 34 - 34 - 33 - 29 - 30 - 36 - 37 - 40 - 34 - 34 - 32 - 32 - 28 - 29 - 22 - 22 - 25
                            First Cycle: This 1969 single continued for 32 weeks in 1970, peaking this year at #8 but it's full story will be completed in 2029! Last time it managed a #6 peak in 1970 but less weeks, as the rule changed, therefore could not crack into the YE Top40.


                            29. (9) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love


                            Points: 331 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 6 - 12 - 19 - 30 - 24 - 18 - 20 - 14 - 20 - 17 - 22 - 20 - 20 - 19 - 36 - 41 - 45 - 64
                            First Cycle: Another late 69 single that manages a good 70 ride, peaking this time at #2. Last time it was #1 for two weeks AND stayed in the top10 for an impressive 11 weeks, which explains it #9 YE position.


                            28. (15) The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road


                            Points: 284 || Chart Run: 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 9 - 14 - 12 - 15 - 19 - 21 - 20 - 17
                            First Cycle: Their last USBBHot100 chart topper, it also topped the Retro chart. Last time around also peaked at #1, for two weeks, and managed a longer chart run which explains its better YE position.


                            27. (40) B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head


                            Points: 347 || Chart Run: 4 - 8 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 12 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 13 - 17 - 17 - 25 - 28 - 28 - 26 - 43 - 32 - 35 - 40 - 31 - 33 - 32 - 31 - 31 - 33 - 32 - 39 - 31 - 37 - 36
                            First Cycle: And yet another 1969 hit extending its lead during 1970. This time around it peaked at #4 (but in 1970, we'll see in 2029 how it adds to it's history as I feel this screams #1 all over the place). Last time around it managed just a #12 peak in 1970 and that's why its climbing!


                            26. (25) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend


                            Points: 367 || Chart Run: 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 11 - 13 - 12 - 16 - 16 - 22 - 40 - 28 - 42 - 55 - 58 - 51 - 55 - 61
                            First Cycle: Last time around it managed a #2 peak but with a very similar chart run.


                            25. (47) David Bowie - Space Oddity


                            Points: 372 || Chart Run: 12 - 11 - 17 - 17 - 16 - 18 - 17 - 17 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 21 - 21 - 18 - 21 - 21 - 21 - 23 - 22 - 25 - 23 - 19 - 16 - 19 - 18 - 15 - 18 - 17 - 20 - 24 - 25 - 22 - 24 - 29
                            First Cycle: This 1969 track benefits from the new 52-week rule! Last time around it managed a #5 peak in 1970 but stayed "only" for 14 weeks.


                            24. (44) Neil Diamond - Solitary Man


                            Points: 373 || Chart Run: 6 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 14 - 9 - 8 - 13 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 27 - 28 - 32 - 28 - 37 - 33 - 49 - 56 - 54
                            First Cycle: A new entry in the Top40, last time around it managed a #4 peak and slightly shorter chart run.


                            23. (33) Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)


                            Points: 378 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 9 - 13 - 43 - 46 - 46 - 50
                            First Cycle: Quite a short run, but with 3 weeks atop which pushes the song up in the YE chart comparing to last time. Last cycle it suffered a similar fate though: 2 weeks atop and 17 weeks charting.


                            22. (22) Elton John - Your Song


                            Points: 389 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1
                            First Cycle: Exact same result as in last cycle: 4 weeks atop and then the year ended! So expect this to reach higher positions in 1971 YE chart!


                            21. (7) Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun


                            Points: 404 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 18 - 48 - 49 - 58 - 56
                            First Cycle: Five weeks at # this time around could not match the 4-weeks atop the charts in Frist cycle!.

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                              1970 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part III

                              20. (30) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds


                              Points: 433 || Chart Run: 5 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 7 - 10 - 11 - 14 - 14 - 15 - 20 - 19 - 22 - 26 - 26 - 25 - 26 - 26 - 27 - 26 - 24 - 26 - 27 - 27 - 27 - 27 - 24 - 26 - 29 - 33 - 32 - 34 - 35 - 36 - 31 - 35
                              First Cycle: A 1969 single from Elvis, his last BBHot100 #1. During this 70s run, it managed a #4 peak both in this cycle as in previous. In 2029 we'll complete it's run and will probably rise higher.


                              19. (29) Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime


                              Points: 438 || Chart Run: 3 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 14 - 18 - 16 - 14 - 17 - 33 - 34 - 37 - 38 - 36 - 33 - 30 - 36 - 43 - 46 - 40 - 42 - 45 - 20 - 15 - 18 - 19 - 18
                              First Cycle: This #3 peak song also peaked at that position in the previous cycle! It'll continue it's chart run in 1971 but not in high positions.


                              18. (59) Christie - Yellow River


                              Points: 446 || Chart Run: 6 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 17 - 19 - 33 - 33 - 36 - 43 - 47 - 53 - 58 - 59 - 61 - 61 - 30 - 60 - 65 - 63
                              First Cycle: This UK #1 peaked at #4 this cycle, improving its #6 peak of previous cycle and also its YE position!


                              17. (105) Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus


                              Points: 455 || Chart Run: 9 - 10 - 12 - 11 - 12 - 16 - 15 - 15 - 16 - 15 - 17 - 15 - 15 - 20 - 24 - 23 - 17 - 17 - 18 - 16 - 14 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 22 - 23 - 21 - 18 - 18 - 81 - 20 - 18 - 15 - 19 - 19 - 21 - 18 - 20 - 15
                              First Cycle: Such a surprise to find this here! It did reach #1 in the UK but in last cycle in only peaked at #20 and ended up right outside the Top100 in the YEC. It's a 1967 track written for Brigitte Bardot but that got it's most famous rendition in 1969 with Jane&Serge.


                              16. (23) Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie


                              Points: 507 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 19 - 32 - 40 - 44 - 52 - 52
                              First Cycle: Improving it's #3 peak of last cycle, Neil breaks into the YE Top20 with Rosie!


                              15. (3) Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia


                              Points: 516 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 7 - 6 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 12 - 35 - 35 - 42 - 43 - 46 - 58
                              First Cycle: A massive drop for Cecilia, which could not repeat it's previous cycle #1 nor it's Top3 YE chart position! It started strong but had a very short chart run this time.


                              14. (35) Freda Payne - Band Of Gold


                              Points: 528 || Chart Run: 5 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 18 - 34 - 38 - 35 - 36 - 38 - 7 - 10 - 11 - 10 - 12 - 15 - 10 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 11 - 16 - 19 - 48 - 42
                              First Cycle: Such an interesting chart run this time around, going down and back up not once but twice! It repeats previous cycle's #5 peak but improves its YE position thanks to this "revivals".


                              13. (210) Bee Gees - I.O.I.O.


                              Points: 547 || Chart Run: 6 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 10 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 16 - 15 - 15 - 14 - 16 - 17 - 23 - 21 - 23 - 26 - 27 - 25 - 25 - 24 - 23 - 21 - 24 - 29 - 29 - 27 - 29 - 27 - 33 - 21 - 24 - 24 - 22
                              First Cycle: The most impressive climb this cycle belongs to I.O.I.O. This was a relative success in Europe, and also a so-so performer in last cycle, where only reached #33. But this time around it got strong support, peaked at #4 and almost reached YE Top10 status!


                              12. (6) Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi


                              Points: 562 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 8 - 19 - 20 - 30 - 43 - 43 - 44 - 51 - 54 - 63 - 65 - 53 - 59 - 29 - 55 - 60 - 57 - 61
                              First Cycle: What a great song!!! Unfortunately, it could not match previous cycle #1 peak nor top10 YE status. Still, a #2 and #12 YE is solid.


                              11. (13) Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough


                              Points: 581 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 11 - 15 - 19 - 18 - 21 - 18 - 21 - 20 - 20
                              First Cycle: Diana repeats the #2 peak from previous cycle, and performs good enough again but could not squeeze into the YE top10, so it settles with an 13-11 improvement.
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                              • #16
                                1970 Year-End Chart :: Bonus Track


                                The Ones That Got Away
                                Songs that were Top40 in previous cycle Year-End list but could not repeat:


                                41. (16) Deep Purple - Black Night :: This time it peaked at #6 not as good as last cycle's #4. It was only 3 points away to be #40.
                                47. (20) John Lennon & Yoko Ono w/ The Plastic Ono Band - Instant Karma :: This one repeated the #2 peak as in last cycle but fell off faster
                                48. (14) Jackson 5 - ABC :: From last cycle 3 YETop40 entries, J5 only managed to have 1 this time around. Voter were less J5 supporters. This #4 peak was #3 last time.
                                50. (36) Guess Who - American Woman :: Such a classic! Repeats the #4 peak.
                                56. (32) Badfinger - Come And Get It :: Last time it was #1 but this time it "only" managed a #3 peak.
                                59. (38) Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again :: It improves from a #4 peak in first cycle to a #3 peak this one. But it's a 69 song so we'll see it's true luck in some years.
                                62. (38) Jackson 5 - I Want You Back :: From a #2 to a #5 peak this time around, as we have seen J5 were not too lucky in the second cycle.
                                76. (39) Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile :: Just peaking at #9 was not as good as #2 peak in first cycle, which explains the significant drop.
                                87. (21) Anne Murray - Snowbird :: It was a solid #3 peak song but this time it could not break into the top10 therefore the fall.
                                OUT. (34) King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King :: In a very rare feat, this YETop40 in First cycle, which peaked at #2, had 0 support this time meaning it's completely OUT of the chart!


                                Longest Running #1s
                                Songs that stayed atop for more than 6 weeks:

                                Beatles - Let It Be :: 11 weeks


                                Artists with most #1s
                                Artists with multiple #1 this year:

                                Beatles :: 2
                                Simon & Garfunkel :: 2


                                Artists with most Top10s
                                Artists with at least 4 Top10s in the year:

                                Creedence Clearwater Revival :: 7
                                Jackson 5 :: 4


                                Highest weekly points
                                Songs with at least 90 points in a single week:

                                Beatles - Let It Be :: 107 points (week 12)
                                Beatles - Let It Be :: 103 points (week 13)
                                Elton John - Your Song :: 100 points (week 50)
                                Elton John - Your Song :: 98 points (week 52)
                                Beatles - Let It Be :: 97 points (week 14)
                                Elton John - Your Song :: 96 points (week 51)
                                Elton John - Your Song :: 95 points (week 49)
                                Beatles - Let It Be :: 93 points (week 15)
                                Free - All Right Now :: 90 points (week 26)


                                Almost #1s
                                Songs that peaked at #2

                                Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
                                George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
                                John Lennon & Yoko Ono w/ The Plastic Ono Band - Instant Karma
                                Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
                                Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
                                Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
                                Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
                                Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
                                Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia


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                                  1970 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part IV


                                  10. (8) Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa


                                  Points: 605 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 12
                                  First Cycle: 11 weeks in the top10, with 7 in the top2 and 3 atop! Last time around it peaked at #2 but still managed a little more points. Anyway, Top10 in both cycles is great as only 6 songs managed that.


                                  9. (12) Kinks - Lola


                                  Points: 649 || Chart Run: 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 39 - 40 - 45 - 34 - 31 - 22 - 24 - 32 - 35 - 27
                                  First Cycle: #1 in both cycles, this time around had a little more consistency and breaks into the top10!


                                  8. (4) Free - All Right Now


                                  Points: 653 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 12 - 15 - 13 - 12 - 21 - 21 - 38 - 36 - 43 - 52 - 58 - 62 - 59 - 63 - 63
                                  First Cycle: Repeats the #1 peak and Top10 in the YE Chart from previous cycle, although last time around it was higher.


                                  7. (19) Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You


                                  Points: 696 || Chart Run: 3 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 7 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 16 - 16 - 19 - 20 - 20 - 20 - 54
                                  First Cycle: Repeats the #1 peak from previous cycle, but this time around it managed 12 weeks in the top10 and 22 weeks it the top20, explaining its rise in the YE chart! Such a classic song, and beautiful melody and intro!


                                  6. (5) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown


                                  Points: 722 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 17 - 27 - 32 - 29
                                  First Cycle: #1 again this cycle and ends up almost at the same position.


                                  5. (10) Black Sabbath - Paranoid


                                  Points: 752 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 7
                                  First Cycle: Outstanding chart run with 5 consecutive weeks atop and 17 weeks in the top10, it's complete 1970 run! It'll score 5 additional weeks in the top10 durign 1971! Last time around it also peaked at #1 but this time it climbs to #5 in the YE chart!


                                  4. (43) Shocking Blue - Venus


                                  Points: 818 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 8 - 10 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 8 - 11 - 16 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 18 - 19 - 14 - 13 - 20 - 20 - 23 - 25 - 26 - 23 - 20 - 19 - 21 - 23 - 24 - 20 - 22 - 22 - 24 - 23 - 22 - 20 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 25 - 25 - 23 - 25 - 24 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 12
                                  First Cycle: It's shocking that such a classic song in last cycle could not crack in the YE Top40, only peaking at #3 in the weekly chart... This time around it reaches #1 for 3 weeks and also gets a massive 50-week chart run! This is the highest new entry in this year's top40 versus last cycle chart.


                                  3. (11) Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky


                                  Points: 847 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 9 - 16 - 15 - 25 - 29 - 32 - 31 - 27 - 25 - 28 - 30 - 34 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 35 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 29 - 24 - 29 - 31 - 34 - 31 - 35 - 32 - 35 - 26 - 28 - 27 - 24
                                  First Cycle: Highest non-chart topper to rank in this cycle YE chart! Last time around it also peaked at #2, blocked once again by no other than Bridge Over Troubled Water. Still Norman can be happy that it jumps right inside the YE Top3!!!


                                  2. (1) Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water


                                  Points: 1560 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 14 - 17 - 25 - 28 - 35 - 30 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 25 - 31 - 33 - 32 - 35 - 30 - 30 - 30 - 19 - 20 - 26 - 29 - 34
                                  First Cycle: Sucha massive song! Peaks once again at #1 and gets a srtong chart run with 17 consecutive weeks inside the weekly top3! And yet it's not the Song of the Year this time around!!!!


                                  1. (2) The Beatles - Let It Be


                                  Points: 1590 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 14 - 11 - 14 - 14 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 13 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 13 - 15 - 15 - 9 - 8 - 11 - 8 - 9
                                  First Cycle: Probably the only song that could steal the spotlight from S&G was Beatles' Let It Be. In fact, it stole the top spot right at the end of the year, in week #51!!!! But 11 consecutive weeks atop the weekly chart is a record, and one that will be hard to match, so this is without a doubt a deserving champ! Last time around it was #1 fro "just" 5 non-consecutive weeks and settled at #2 in the YE chart by almost a 400 points gap with S$G...

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                                    1970 Year-End Chart :: Artists - Part I

                                    20. (18) Elton John


                                    Total Points: 527
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Border Song (#8), Your Song (#1)


                                    19. (32) Freda Payne


                                    Total Points: 536
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Band Of Gold (#5), Deeper And Deeper (#47)


                                    18. (12) Joni Mitchell


                                    Total Points: 562
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Big Yellow Taxi (#2)


                                    17. (41) Christie


                                    Total Points: 586
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Yellow River (#4), San Bernadino (#11)


                                    16. (7) Free


                                    Total Points: 653
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: All Right Now (#1)


                                    15. (68) Bee Gees


                                    Total Points: 688
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Don't Forget To Remember (#49), I.O.I.O. (#4), If Only I Had My Mind On Something Else (#47), Lonely Days (#6)


                                    14. (8) Kinks


                                    Total Points: 691
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Victoria (#41), Lola (#1), Apeman (#13)


                                    13. (6) Led Zeppelin


                                    Total Points: 704
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Whole Lotta Love (#2), Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman) (#9), Immigrant Song (#1)


                                    12. (9) Diana Ross


                                    Total Points: 708
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Someday We'll Be Together (with Supremes) (#13), Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) (#12), Ain't No Mountain High Enough (#2)


                                    11. (11) Smokey Robinson & The Miracles


                                    Total Points: 722
                                    Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Tears Of A Clown (#1)



                                    Shyly girls start to spread influence in the music scene. Here is the list of artists that could not repeat Top20 status in this new cycle:
                                    24. (19) Guess Who
                                    30. (16) Badfinger
                                    31. (20) Partridge Family
                                    36. (17) Deep Purple


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                                      1970 Year-End Chart :: Artists - Part II

                                      10. (14) Black Sabbath


                                      Total Points: 752
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Paranoid (#1)


                                      9. (3) Jackson 5


                                      Total Points: 772
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: I Want You Back (#5), ABC (#4), The Love You Save (#8), I'll Be There (#4)


                                      8. (38) Shocking Blue


                                      Total Points: 837
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Venus (#1), Mighty Joe (#16), Long And Lonesome Road (#41)


                                      7. (15) Norman Greenbaum


                                      Total Points: 847
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Spirit In The Sky (#2)


                                      6. (13) Elvis Presley


                                      Total Points: 971
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Suspicious Minds (#4), In The Ghetto (#23), Rubberneckin' (#39), Kentucky Rain (#6), Don't Cry Daddy (#20), The Wonder Of You (#7), I've Lost You (#35), You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (#61)


                                      5. (10) Neil Diamond


                                      Total Points: 1100
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Felt So Good) (#20), Shilo (#5), Soolaimon (African Trilogy II) (#30), Solitary Man (#3), Cracklin' Rosie (#2), Do It (#33)


                                      4. (5) Carpenters


                                      Total Points: 1211
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Ticket To Ride (#10), (They Long To Be) Close To You (#1), We've Only Just Begun (#3)


                                      3. (4) Creedence Clearwater Revival


                                      Total Points: 1484
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Fortunate Son (#7), Down On The Corner (#30), Who'll Stop The Rain (#3), Travelin' Band (#4), Up Around The Bend (#4), Run Through The Jungle (#8), Lookin' Out My Back Door (#3), Long As I Can See The Light (#28)


                                      2. (2) Beatles


                                      Total Points: 2280
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Come Together (#8), Something (#19), Let It Be (#1), The Long And Winding Road (#1)


                                      1. (1) Simon & Garfunkel


                                      Total Points: 2681
                                      Retro Hits 1970 - Season 2: Bridge Over Troubled Water (#1), Cecilia (#2), El Condor Pasa (#1)



                                      S&G may have lost the 1970 SOTY title this cycle but they remain, and by a wide margin, as the Top Artist of the year!
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                                      • #20
                                        1980 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part I
                                        40. (79) Christopher Cross - Sailing


                                        Points: 328 || Chart Run: 3 - 4 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 11 - 16 - 24 - 42 - 49 - 48 - 51 - 48 - 51 - 47 - 48 - 50 - 52 - 53 - 56 - 55 - 54 - 58 - 65 - 65 - 64 - 61
                                        First Cycle: This Grammy winning song (Record of the Year, Song of the Year,,,) was not even considered to be a single when the album was released! It "only" peaked at #3, same peak as in first cycle, but a longer and more stable chart run ensures a #40 in this YE list!


                                        39. (36) Clash - London Calling


                                        Points: 329 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 12 - 14 - 61 - 59 - 83 - 85
                                        First Cycle: Once again peaking at #3, blocked by the amazing Another Brick... by Pink Floyd, the song has a similar fate this cycle than previous one. It had a solid run for 9 weeks, but then plummets and exits soon. Still, a Top40 is great, although such a classic tune deserved better.


                                        38. (72) Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime


                                        Points: 335 || Chart Run: 5 - 4 - 5 - 11 - 24 - 43 - 60 - 68 - 62 - 64 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 23 - 25 - 33 - 36 - 22 - 28 - 29 - 29
                                        First Cycle: Another new entry comparing to previous cycle! A different set of voters definetly brought new flavors to the table. This Top10 UK single peaked at #4 in this retro cycle, an improvement from its #6 peak last time around. It got an interesting ride this cycle, falling 4-68, then climbing back to #12 to fall to #36 to rise to #22 to leave.


                                        37. (57) Kool & The Gang - Celebration


                                        Points: 351 || Chart Run: 2 - 1 - 3 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 14 - 18
                                        First Cycle: Unbelievable that this massive hit could not crack into the top40 in First Cycle! It peaked at #2 that time, but thankfully this time it managed to reached the top. It'll have a further run in 1971. Celebration was Kool's only #1 US Pop hit and by 1981 it was their highest ranked song in UK. At least here in Argentina it's still spinned in every party.


                                        36. (104) Cure - A Forest


                                        Points: 365 || Chart Run: 11 - 12 - 19 - 40 - 22 - 16 - 15 - 21 - 40 - 57 - 59 - 58 - 57 - 64 - 59 - 62 - 55 - 57 - 60 - 55 - 23 - 19 - 19 - 23 - 26 - 42 - 27 - 28 - 27 - 28 - 28 - 22 - 21 - 26 - 44
                                        First Cycle: Really outstanding that a non top10 hit managed a Top40 placing in the YE chart! This was Cure's first UK Top40 and in previous cycle it managed a #8 peak but a much shorter run, which explains the massive jump from #104 to #36.


                                        35. (17) Kate Bush - Babooshka


                                        Points: 366 || Chart Run: 3 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 11 - 12 - 11 - 14 - 21 - 18 - 18 - 36 - 35 - 34 - 37 - 41 - 43 - 50 - 49 - 36 - 48 - 44 - 50 - 44 - 45
                                        First Cycle: Last time it reached #2 but this time it's one spot lower. It had a similar long run but with less support all in all which explains the drop.


                                        34. (18) Marti Webb - Take That Look Off Your Face


                                        Points: 367 || Chart Run: 4 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 9 - 9 - 14 - 13 - 13 - 15 - 28 - 30 - 27 - 29 - 28 - 83 - 81 - 85 - 85 - 87 - 83 - 84 - 82
                                        First Cycle: Just as previous cycle, Marti is side to side with Kate, although both in lower positions this time. In First cycle both songs tied points and Kate was one spot higher than Marti due to tie breaker. This time, Marti is 1 point ahead. It's #4 peak now improves #7 peak from previous cycle.


                                        33. (41) Sheena Easton - (Morning Train) 9 to 5


                                        Points: 373 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 23 - 43 - 53 - 56 - 62 - 72 - 68 - 59 - 67 - 71 - 85 - 92
                                        First Cycle: Sheena's sole US #1m the song was originally titled 9 to 5, but for Us release they added the Morning Train legend to differentiate this from Dolly Parton's hit single. The song peaked both cycles at #2, but this time with a more consistent run inside the top10. I think such a classic tune would be higher!


                                        32. (8) Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart


                                        Points: 376 || Chart Run: 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 17 - 22 - 24 - 22 - 21 - 66 - 71 - 55 - 53 - 48 - 84 - 87 - 84 - 62 - 67 - 78 - 75 - 73 - 76
                                        First Cycle: This is the lowest position for any Top10 hit from First Cycle YE chart. But we'll find a lot falling as this time the top40 is quite different! Last time it was #1 but this time was #3. Still great that such obscure track gets it's deserving place in the YE Top40.


                                        31. (19) John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over


                                        Points: 377 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 11
                                        First Cycle: This was a chart topper in First cycle, but this time around was blocked by Celebration and then by Blondie. It'll have more time in 1971.

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                                          1980 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part II
                                          30. (75) Air Supply - All Out Of Love


                                          Points: 398 || Chart Run: 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 12 - 25 - 33 - 48 - 49 - 52 - 56 - 53 - 54 - 53 - 58 - 55 - 47 - 50 - 48 - 46 - 53 - 55 - 58 - 56 - 57
                                          First Cycle: It peaked once again at #2, blocked by Irene Cara's Fame, but this time around it had a longer and steadier chart run which explains the big jump in the YE chart!


                                          29. (76) Michael Jackson - Off The Wall


                                          Points: 403 || Chart Run: 58 - 50 - 59 - 60 - 69 - 68 - 67 - 68 - 71 - 67 - 68 - 75 - 71 - 67 - 66 - 68 - 74 - 27 - 26 - 23 - 24 - 21 - 18 - 22 - 27 - 22 - 22 - 18 - 20 - 12 - 10 - 12 - 16 - 16 - 13 - 17 - 21 - 22 - 22 - 23 - 23 - 26 - 63
                                          First Cycle: Probably the strangest chart run of all! It peaked at #10 but in its 31st week on the chart! Last time around it was a #11 peak,so it not only gets Top10 status but also ranks inside the YE chart!


                                          28. (10) Jam - Going Underground


                                          Points: 412 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 20 - 18 - 16 - 15 - 17 - 74 - 77
                                          First Cycle: a massive 6 weeks at #2, blocked by Blondie's Call Me and Lipps, Inc's Funkytown, this song managed to repeat it's First Cycle peak but not its chart run. It kinda faded too soon. Still a great result, although it follows Joy division as a former YE Top10 falling out of that elite group.


                                          27. (7) Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York, New York


                                          Points: 415 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 7 - 12 - 31 - 53 - 58 - 54 - 67 - 66 - 67 - 67 - 69 - 70 - 80
                                          First Cycle: In a very similar result from The Jam, Frankie's amazing NYNY drops from last cycle's Top10! It was #1 last time around, but this time it settles with a #2 peak for 6 weeks! It was blocked by no other than Lipps, Inc's Funkytown and then Olivia Newton-John's Magic.


                                          26. (52) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) - Enola Gay


                                          Points: 418 || Chart Run: 6 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 8 - 9 - 16 - 17 - 16 - 16
                                          First Cycle: It manages a #3 peak in its 4th week, improving last cycle's #4 peak position! It'll continue its run in 1981!


                                          25. (26) ABBA - Super Trouper


                                          Points: 423 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 3
                                          First Cycle: This late 1980 track peaks at #3 this time around, lower than First Cycle #1, as Blondie's The Tide Is High blocked it. Still, a solid run during the last 6 weeks of the year pushes the song to almost the same position than last cycle!


                                          24. (63) Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)


                                          Points: 428 || Chart Run: 25 - 31 - 31 - 31 - 32 - 19 - 15 - 22 - 29 - 28 - 30 - 28 - 31 - 27 - 25 - 31 - 30 - 30 - 29 - 35 - 35 - 33 - 26 - 29 - 33 - 30 - 29 - 27 - 31 - 33 - 31 - 29 - 30 - 28 - 29 - 35 - 37 - 33 - 30 - 31 - 37 - 34
                                          First Cycle: This 1979 track will probably have a higher peak than #15 once we reach that year in the Retro Charts. So far we can say it fell from last cycle's #13 peak, but a much longer run fueled by the new 52-week rule, pushes the song up to #24 in the YE chart!


                                          23. (6) Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2


                                          Points: 450 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 11 - 23 - 23 - 24 - 40 - 47 - 59 - 67 - 74 - 75 - 73 - 83 - 81 - 96 - 86 - 84
                                          First Cycle: Another ex-YE Top10 to appear in this cycle's list! The song peakes again at #1 but had a shorter chart run. And I think this time around a more pop-oriented crowd has been taking part in the Retro!


                                          22. (40) Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers


                                          Points: 467 || Chart Run: 2 - 5 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 13 - 20 - 32 - 39 - 52 - 47 - OUT - RE:5 - 5 - 5 - 9 - 13 - 19 - 28 - 44 - 47 - 25 - 49
                                          First Cycle: It peaked again at #2 but this time around the track got a second leg, as it re-enterd at #5 in week 34 after exiting the list during week 18. I find this one of Peter's more interesting tracks.


                                          21. (84) ABBA - I Have A Dream


                                          Points: 468 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 13 - 15 - 17 - 10 - 9 - 14 - 26 - 23 - 31 - 34 - 37 - 14 - 17 - 25 - 37 - 39 - 33 - 37 - 51
                                          First Cycle: It once again peaks at #3 but this time had a longer chart run explaining the big climb!
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                                            1980 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part III


                                            20. (43) Olivia Newton-John - Magic


                                            Points: 477 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 10 - 34 - 19 - 52 - 52 - 24 - 39 - 51 - 46 - 59 - 67 - 71 - 76 - 77 - 82 - 71 - 88 - 89 - 86
                                            First Cycle: Last time around Olivia peaked at #3, so reaching #1 and for 3 consecutive weeks pushed the track up in the YE list!


                                            19. (13) Barbra Streisand - Woman In Love


                                            Points: 484 || Chart Run: 5 - 6 - 5 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 6 - 10 - 11 - 7 - 13 - 15 - 25 - 40 - 18 - 43
                                            First Cycle: Last cycle this was a #1 track, but this time support was less effective, pushing the song up and down the chart and "just" peaking at #5. Still, repeats the Top20 placing in this YE list.


                                            18. (14) AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long


                                            Points: 500 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 12 - 22 - 35 - 20 - 26 - 62 - 62 - 34 - 44
                                            First Cycle: this is one of AC/DC best tracks imo, and it re-peaks at #2, blocked by Diana Ross' I'm Coming Out.


                                            17. (15) Blondie - The Tide Is High


                                            Points: 539 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 7
                                            First Cycle: this late-1980 track (debuted at week #46) stayed 3 weeks atop, better than the 2-week reign it managed in First Cycle!


                                            16. (27) Fiddler's Dram - Day Trip To Bangor


                                            Points: 546 || Chart Run: 7 - 6 - 6 - 15 - 13 - 23 - 21 - 23 - 27 - 30 - 31 - 31 - 30 - 28 - 27 - 30 - 31 - 35 - 38 - 36 - 34 - 34 - 29 - 30 - 32 - 29 - 28 - 32 - 28 - 32 - 32 - 34 - 38 - 32 - 37 - 38 - 36 - 38 - 32 - 30 - 36 - 33 - 37 - 37 - 34 - 36 - 36 - 34 - 41
                                            First Cycle: First time I ever heard this song was when I built First Cycle's YE chart, where this was #27. It only peaked at #18, but it had a long chart run. This time around it improves the peak, and lands inside the top10! And a similar long chart run means it's now #16 in the YE chart! It must have had a BIG fan voting it every week until it was no longer eligible! That's the magic of Retro Charts!


                                            15. (3) Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me


                                            Points: 550 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 13 - 17 - 19 - 32 - 33 - 27 - 20
                                            First Cycle: Another former YE Top10 track falling! This amazing track repeated the 5-week run atop the charts, but this time around fell faster to second half of the Top40 explaining it big drop in this list.


                                            14. (4) Blondie - Atomic


                                            Points: 569 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 3 - 7 - 11 - 13 - 58 - 63 - 57 - 61 - 76 - 75 - 72 - 75 - 75 - 72 - 70 - 71 - 71 - 65
                                            First Cycle: Just as last cycle, Atomic settled at #2 behind no other than Blondie's own Call Me! But this time around it fell 13-58 in its 14 th week, a much harder drop than last cycle which explains also the drop in this YE list.


                                            13. (53) Olivia Newton-John & ELO - Xanadu


                                            Points: 570 || Chart Run: 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 8 - 13 - 20 - 22 - 20 - 24 - 40 - 40 - 49 - 56 - 55 - 73 - 71 - 78 - 46 - 75 - 90 - 96 - 94 - 77
                                            First Cycle: Olivia had much more support this time around! Although the track repeats the #2 peak, in first cycle the song only managed a 11-week chart run, with 6 in the top10, comparing to this time 27-week run with 8 in the top10!


                                            12. (5) Irene Cara - Fame


                                            Points: 581 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 9 - 43 - 44 - 50 - 67 - 77 - 82 - 84 - 79 - 81 - 86 - 86 - 81 - 82
                                            First Cycle: Both cycles the song peaked at #1, and in this second one it even managed to stay there 4 weeks instead of 3 as before... but all of a sudden the track collapsed 9-43 and never recovered, which explains the drop from last cycle's top10 YE placing...


                                            11. (186) Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind


                                            Points: 590 || Chart Run: 2 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 4 - 5 - 10 - 11 - 11 - 16 - 17 - 24 - 39 - 40 - 37 - 39 - 35 - 37 - 42
                                            First Cycle: Christopher won Best New Artist Grammy alongside many big awards back then. but Retro Charts were not very kind to him last cycle, with 0 Top40 in the YE chart. This time around we've had 2 Top40s, and this one rocketing up 186-11! We'll have another jump from outside the top100 right inside the top10, but let's stay with Christopher now, and praise this #2 peaked song that improves the #7 peak from previous cycle and ended up just 6 points ahead of the YE top10!

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                                            • #23
                                              1970 Year-End Chart :: Bonus Track


                                              The Ones That Got Away
                                              Songs that were Top40 in previous cycle Year-End list but could not repeat:


                                              44. (32) Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot :: it repeated the #2 peak, but by week 9 was already out of the top40.
                                              45. (16) Bette Midler - The Rose :: once again a #4 peaked song, it also fell off faster this time. So sad as this is just s tremendous track! Highest YE charted song to fall.
                                              49. (22) Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love :: Last time around it peaked at #9, so the #4 peak this time was promising! But once again a fast falling chart run didn't help it.
                                              50. (35) REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You :: both time a #1 hit.
                                              53. (30) Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan :: it was #10 in First cycle, but this time it didn't get as much support so it only peaked at #32!
                                              54. (34) Cliff Richard - Carrie :: From a #8 peak to a #4 peak in second cycle, still couldn't repeat the top40 placing.
                                              56. (39) Motorhead - Ace Of Spades :: #5 in both seasons.
                                              72. (25) Spinners - Working My Way Back To You/ Forgive Me Girl :: it went formm #5 in first cyctle to #11 in second cycle, explaining the drop in the YE chart.
                                              81. (23) Split Enz - I Got You :: #4 to #6 peaks in secnd cycle.
                                              87. (29) Romantics - What I Like About You :: From #2 to #8 peaks.
                                              98. (24) Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz - Crazy Train :: A big fall, from #1 in first cycle to #11 in second!
                                              107. (38) Devo - Whip It :: what!!!?? Such a great track! #5 peak to #9 peak this time around.
                                              127. (37) Paul Simon - Late In The Evening :: to #7 from #3 peak.
                                              129. (28) Bob Seger - Against The Wind :: From #8 to #10 peak.
                                              435. (21) Tourists - I Only Want To Be With You :: From #6 to a terrible #50 peak.

                                              So 15 out of 40 songs fell from last cycle's Top40!!! A very different set of voters bring a very different set of songs!


                                              Longest Running #1s
                                              Songs that stayed atop for more than 6 weeks:

                                              Lipps, Inc - Funkytown :: 8 weeks
                                              Blondie - Call Me :: 6 weeks


                                              Artists with most #1s
                                              Artists with multiple #1 this year:

                                              Blondie :: 2
                                              Diana Ross :: 2


                                              Artists with most Top10s
                                              Artists with at least 4 Top10s in the year:

                                              Queen : 5
                                              ABBA :: 4
                                              Pat Benatar :: 4
                                              Police :: 4


                                              Highest weekly points
                                              Songs with at least 90 points in a single week:

                                              Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 112 points (week 31)
                                              Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 111 points (week 30)
                                              Blondie - The Tide Is High :: 104 points (week 47)
                                              ABBA - The Winner Takes It All :: 103 points (week 33)
                                              Queen - Another One Bites The Dust :: 100 points (week 34)
                                              Queen - Another One Bites The Dust :: 97 points (week 36)
                                              Blondie - The Tide Is High :: 96 points (week 46)
                                              Irene Cara - Fame :: 96 points (week 25)
                                              Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 94 points (week 29)
                                              Blondie - The Tide Is High :: 93 points (week 48)
                                              Queen - Another One Bites The Dust :: 92 points (week 35)
                                              ABBA - The Winner Takes It All :: 90 points (week 36)*
                                              Diana Ross - Upside Down :: 90 points (week 33)*

                                              * they were actaully #2 that week! Meaning we had 2 90+ songs in a single week.


                                              Almost #1s
                                              Songs that peaked at #2

                                              ABBA - Super Trouper*
                                              AC/DC - Back In Black*
                                              AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
                                              Air Supply - All Out Of Love
                                              Blondie - Atomic
                                              Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
                                              Clash - London Calling
                                              Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
                                              Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York, New York*
                                              Jam - Going Underground
                                              John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over*
                                              Olivia Newton-John & ELO - Xanadu
                                              Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
                                              Peter Gabriel - Games Without Frontiers
                                              Queen - Flash
                                              Sheena Easton - (Morning Train) 9 to 5
                                              Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee


                                              * #1s in first cycle
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                                              • #24
                                                1980 Year-End Chart :: Songs - Part IV


                                                10. (67) Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star


                                                Points: 596 || Chart Run: 12 - 8 - 10 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 13 - 15 - 15 - 22 - 21 - 21 - 22 - 19 - 18 - 20 - 18 - 18 - 19 - 22 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 19 - 18 - 20 - 15 - 23 - 22 - 27 - 26 - 34 - 40 - 28 - 30 - 31
                                                First Cycle: This 1979 mega-hit benefits from the new 52-week rule and rises right into the 1980 YE chart! Expect to see this name very high when we reach 1979 in the retro charts.


                                                9. (11) David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes


                                                Points: 639 || Chart Run: 3 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 11 - 14 - 9 - 11 - 15 - 26 - 26 - 25 - 38 - 38 - 33 - 30
                                                First Cycle: Although it couldn't repeat the #2 peak from first cycle, this time the song breaks into the YE Top10!


                                                8. (116) Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out


                                                Points: 685 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 7 - 12 - 9 - 11 - 12 - 9 - 10 - 10 - 12
                                                First Cycle: This cycle, seeing the top10, shows that the voters shifted considerably, and ukmix usual love for female artists push girls up this chart. Coming Out peaked at #8 and faded very fast, making the song miss the entire top100 in first cycle! It was too harsh for an iconic and catchy song. This time around it's almost the other way around, with 2 weeks atop and a solid run with 12 non-consecutive weeks in the top10!


                                                7. (1) Blondie - Call Me


                                                Points: 693 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 8 - 15 - 19 - 21 - 38 - 34 - 54 - 50 - 47 - 50 - 40 - 49 - 44 - 40 - 44 - 53 - 56
                                                First Cycle: A big shock to be honest to already see last cycle's Song of the Year out of the race! It repeated a 6-week run at #1, but unlike first cycle amazing 17-week run in the top10, this time it only managed 11 weeks in this group and then fell fast, explaining the big drop in the YE list.


                                                6. (91) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee


                                                Points: 831 || Chart Run: 3 - 2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 17 - 19 - 21 - 20 - 24 - 27 - 26 - 23 - 26 - 24 - 23 - 34 - 31 - 27 - 33 - 33 - 26 - 20 - 20 - 21 - 29 - 27 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 14 - 18 - 18 - 17 - 18 - 20 - 19 - 27 - 27 - 31 - 27 - 27 - 22 - 21
                                                First Cycle: It repeats the #2 peak from last cycle, but this is another song benefitted by the new 52-week rule. Most of the run it was also top20, so the jump is big!


                                                5. (20) Lipps, Inc - Funkytown


                                                Points: 882 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 28 - 28 - 36 - 35 - 36 - 17 - 21 - 23 - 27 - 25 - 26 - 26 - 38 - 45 - 45 - 47
                                                First Cycle: The longest running #1 of the year in this second cycle, it improved the 5-week reign it managed in First cycle! Such a classic tune, deserved to be top10!


                                                4. (2) ABBA - The Winner Takes It All


                                                Points: 1000 || Chart Run: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 7 - 9 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14
                                                First Cycle: This repeats the #1 peak and quite a cool chart run. It also scored 40% more points but still loses the runner-up position in a very competitive year!


                                                3. (9) Queen - Another One Bites The Dust


                                                Points: 1009 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 10 - 15 - 13 - 9 - 9
                                                First Cycle: One of (many) Queen's signature songs repeats the #1 peak but improves considerably to this Bronze Medal position as it managed 17 weeks in the top10 this time, comparing to "only" 8 weeks in First cycle.


                                                2. (33) Donna Summer - On The Radio


                                                Points: 1171 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 12 - 10 - 12 - 15 - 14 - 11 - 9 - 9 - 8 - 11 - 12 - 12 - 9 - 8 - 12 - 12 - 14 - 8 - 11 - 14 - 18 - 19 - 19 - 14 - 17 - 20 - 21 - 21 - 20 - 15 - 23 - 23 - 25 - 22 - 28 - 52 - 52 - 24 - 26 - 28 - 23
                                                First Cycle: From a #2 peak and 19-week chart run, Donna this time makes it 5-weeks at #1 and a massive 50-week chart run! It's a massive and catchy track no doubt abut it, but to finish as the #2 song of the year, and by a significant margin, is surprising! That's the great thing about Retro Charts!


                                                1. (12) Diana Ross - Upside Down


                                                Points: 1254 || Chart Run: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 7 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 10 - 6 - 5 - 6 - 12 - 13 - 10 - 11 - 11 - 13
                                                First Cycle: So Disco music dominated this year's Retro chart!!! Diana repeats the #1 peak, but this time got a solid support all through the year, while in first cycle the song wa already out of the top20 by week 9! Diana gets SOTY award this time! Will she get the Artist of the Year trophy too? Will Blondie hold it as in First cycle?
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                                                • #25
                                                  Deserved mega-totals for "Let It Be" and "Bridge over Troubled Water". Both are incredible classics and the former is among my favourite songs of all-time.

                                                  Great to see two women comprising the top two for the 80s!
                                                  Your Billboard Top Ten: #1 Good 4 U [11 weeks] + Drake invasion

                                                  Your heart is coloured with the love wrapped in the brilliant blue sky above, the breadth of the jewelled oceans, and the pure heat of the golden sun. And your heart is home to the cosmic creation that is you.

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