Forty Years Gone: 1978 Retro: Week 51: 22 December 1978

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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:09 pm

1 (1) Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
2 (2) Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire - September
4 (-) Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
5 (-) Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
6 (4) Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
7 (5) Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
8 (6) Billy Joel - My Life
9 (7) Pointer Sisters - Fire
10 (8) Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby
11 (9) Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
12 (10) Chic - Le Freak

- (11) Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
- (12) Village People - Y.M.C.A.
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Postby CZB » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:01 pm

Blondini wrote:Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord - i'm surprised CZB didn't point this out. It's a medley.
You're right, of course. I think it may have lost the second part of the title on one of the later "remixes", one of which involved a key change in the middle - but both sections of the medley were certainly credited on all of the original 1978 releases.

Blondini wrote:Greased Lightnin' has filthy lyrics. :o :lol:
Do they censor it on daytime TV and radio? I've never noticed or looked out for any differences. It's a PG film. It should be a 12 or even a 15 for that song alone!
I hadn't either - but I'm just listening now to the top forty show of 17th December 1978, on this link, - and, even on its first week in the chart, Radio One were playing a different version with changed and/or censored lyrics, so nothing obscene would have reached young ears not long after 6pm ! It's at about 1:05:50 on that link. So either Radio One noticed the problem at a very early stage, and prepared their own version - or perhaps that toned-down one was on the seven-inch single, and the original version was only on the album ?
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Postby Blondini » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 pm

^ the radio edit still features the line "chicks'll cream for Greased Lightnin'" :lol: - changed to "chicks'll scream" on the Grease Live special on TV recently. Maybe nobody spotted it. (though Prince managed to get a song called Cream on radio playlists) They changed "p*ssy wagon" to "paddy wagon", it sounds like! :D Huh? That's quite different!
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Postby matthew_dixon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:45 pm

The Weird Al Yankovics of their day are my No. 1 here.

1 NEW The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
2 (1) Queen - Bicycle Race
3 NEW Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord
4 (2) Elton John - Part Time Love
5 (3) Billy Joel - My Life
6 (4) Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
7 (5) Village People - Y.M.C.A.
8 (6) The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
9 (7) Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper
10 (8) Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
11 (9) The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends
12 (10) Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
(11) Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
(12) Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
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Postby Marius » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:55 am

1(1).Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
2(2).The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
3(6).Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
4(3).Queen - Queen - Bicycle Race
5(4).Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
6(N).Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord
7(5).The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
8(7).Village People - Y.M.C.A.
9(8).Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
10(N).The Clash - Tommy Gun
11(9).Boney M - Rasputin
12(10).Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry
13(N).Racey - Lay Your Love On Me
14(11).Chic - Le Freak
15(N).Liquid Gold - Anyway You Do It
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Postby Marius » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:58 am

Argh, didn't notice you haven't updated!
Pls consider the second set of votes for next week...
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Postby tdc2000 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:15 am

EWF rule for a second week, Boney M go top 5. Cheryl Lynn really goes top 10.

Last Week This Week Song Title Weeks On Total Points Peak
1 1 Earth, Wind & Fire - September 3 60 1 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 Village People - Y.M.C.A. 7 52 1
4 3 The Undertones - Teenage Kicks 7 47 3
3 4 Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? 3 46 3
NEW 5 Boney M - Mary's Boy Child/ Oh My Lord 1 37 5
7 6 Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone 4 34 5
NEW 7 Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real 1 31 7
5 8 Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love 2 29 5
6 9 Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love 2 25 6
9 10 Boney M - Rasputin 9 23 1
11 11 ABBA - Summer Night City 12 22 1
8 12 Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven 3 20 8
19 13 Queen - Bicycle Race 6 20 4
10 14 Billy Joel - My Life 5 19 2
28 15 Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls 6 19 7
20 16 Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman 9 19 5
15 17 Chic - Le Freak 6 18 4
12 18 Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In 4 16 9
14 19 Public Image Limited - Public Image 7 15 14
16 20 ABBA - Eagle 29 15 1
17 21 The Normal - Warm Leatherette 4 15 17
13 22 Eddie Money - You've Really Got A Hold On Me 2 13 13
18 23 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights 18 13 1
21 24 Voyage - Souvenirs 2 12 21
NEW 25 Hot Chocolate - I'll Put You Together Again 1 11 25
NEW 26 The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro 1 11 26
NEW 27 The Clash - Tommy Gun 1 11 27

24 28 Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin' 4 10 24
25 30 Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again 34 10 8
35 31 Skids - The Saints Are Coming 5 9 31
22 32 Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon 32 9 1
32 33 Toto - Hold The Line 9 8 2
27 34 Voyage - Scots Machine 25 8 25
23 35 Kenny Rogers - The Gambler 5 8 10
26 36 Elton John - Part Time Love 7 8 14
NEW 37 Penetration - Life's A Gamble 1 7 37
29 38 Anne Murray - You Needed Me 21 7 5
33 39 A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie 25 7 6
38 40 Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 16 6 8
36 41 Donna Summer - Last Dance 30 6 3
66 42 The Police - Can't Stand Losing You 9 6 3
37 43 Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Ease On Down The Road 13 6 29
41 45 Donna Summer - MacArthur Park 13 5 2
45 46 John Travolta - Greased Lightinin' 10 5 4
NEW 47 David Bowie - Breaking Glass (EP) 1 5 47
NEW 48 Kraftwerk - Neon Lights 1 4 48

34 49 Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry 8 4 15
46 50 Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)  26 4 3
49 51 Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers 6 4 15
39 52 Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud 3 3 25
40 53 Pointer Sisters - Fire 4 3 10
42 54 Village People - Macho Man 24 3 5
52 55 Al Stewart - Time Passages 10 3 8
69 56 Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster 3 3 56
NEW 57 Jefferson Starship - Light The Sky On Fire 1 3 57
67 58 Chelsea - Urban Kids 2 2 58
59 59 Smokie - Mexican Girl 11 2 36
60 60 Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line 17 2 6
56 61 Racey - Lay Your Love On Me 2 2 56
57 62 The Police - Roxanne 23 2 1
44 63 Prince - Soft And Wet 5 2 17
50 64 Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper 4 2 36
31 65 The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight 7 1 28
NEW 66 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio 1 1 65
64 67 Exile - Kiss You All Over 22 1 12
72 68 Leo Sayer - Raining In My Heart 2 1 68
75 69 Clout - Substitute 25 1 10
NEW 70 Curtis Mayfield - No Goodbyes 1 1 70
51 71 Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (UK) 5 1 11
71 72 Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Friend 8 1 51
61 73 Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love 11 1 3
48 74 Kate Bush - Hammer Horror 4 1 28
54 75 X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents 5 1 36
55 76 Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby 4 1 21
62 77 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/ With A Little Help From My Friends (Medley) 9 1 11
53 OUT The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap 8 0 10
43 OUT Ace Frehley - New York Groove 8 0 27
70 OUT Buzzcocks - Promises 2 0 70
47 OUT Frankie Miller - Darlin' 3 0 47
74 OUT Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner (US) 4 0 24
63 OUT Hylda Baker & Arthur Mullard - You're The One That I Want 13 0 65
73 OUT Santana - Well All Right 2 0 73
68 OUT The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl 7 0 9
58 OUT The Commodores - Just To Be Close To You 2 0 58


1978 #1s
Code: Select all
1. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (4 weeks #1 1978, 7 weeks overall)
2. ELO - Mr. Blue Sky (1 week)
3. ABBA - Take A Chance On Me (4 weeks)
4. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (5 weeks)
5. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want (3 weeks)
6. Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (3 weeks)
7. ABBA - Eagle (7 weeks)*
8. The Police - Rozanne (4 weeks)
9. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights (6 weeks)
10. ABBA - Summer Night City (3 weeks)
11. Boney M - Rasputin (2 weeks)
12. Village People - Y.M.C.A. (5 weeks)
13. Earth, Wind & Fire - September (2 weeks)
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Postby tdc2000 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:23 am

Voting List:
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A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
ABBA - Eagle
ABBA - Summer Night City
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Friend
Anne Murray - You Needed Me
Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa) 
Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
Billy Joel - My Life
Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
Boney M - Mary's Boy Child/ Oh My Lord
Boney M - Rasputin
Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman
Chelsea - Urban Kids
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Chic - Le Freak
Clout - Substitute
Curtis Mayfield - No Goodbyes
David Bowie - Breaking Glass (EP)
Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Ease On Down The Road
Donna Summer - Last Dance
Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Eddie Money - You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Elton John - Part Time Love
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio
Exile - Kiss You All Over
Father Abraham & The Smurfs - Christmas In Smurfland
Fotomaker - Miles Away
Gene Simmons - Radioactive
Gerry Rafferty - Home And Dry
Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line
Goody Goody - #1 Dee Jay
Hot Chocolate - I'll Put You Together Again
Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (UK)
Jefferson Starship - Light The Sky On Fire
Jimmy Buffett - Manana
John Travolta - Greased Lightinin'
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
Kate Bush - Hammer Horror
Kenny Loggins - Easy Driver
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin'
Leo Sayer - Raining In My Heart
Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby
Liquid Gold - Anyway You Do It
Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
Penetration - Life's A Gamble
Pointer Sisters - Fire
Prince - Soft And Wet
Public Image Limited - Public Image
Queen - Bicycle Race
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
Racey - Lay Your Love On Me
Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again
Richard Ace - Stayin' Alive
Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper
Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry
Skids - The Saints Are Coming
Smokie - Mexican Girl
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/ With A Little Help From My Friends (Medley)
The Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap
The Clash - Tommy Gun
The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
The Normal - Warm Leatherette
The Police - Can't Stand Losing You
The Police - Roxanne
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Toto - Hold The Line
Village People - Macho Man
Village People - Y.M.C.A.
Voyage - Scots Machine
Voyage - Souvenirs
X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents


New Additions:
Code: Select all
Anne Murray - You Needed Me (UK)
Blues Brothers - Soul Man
Captain & Tennille - You Need A Woman Tonight
Carpenters - I Believe You
Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Don't Wanna Lose You
Dolly Parton - Baby I'm Burnin'
Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas
ELO - ELO EP
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove (UK)
Gerard Kenny - New York, New York
Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
John Paul Young - Lost In Your Love
Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
Rachel Sweet - B-A-B-Y
Ron Grainer Orchestra - Touch Of Velvet - Sting Of Brass
Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Sally Oldfield - Mirrors
Shalamar - Take That To The Bank


These can no longer be voted:
Code: Select all
Boney M - Brown Girl In The Ring (retired: 26/40 rule)
Buzzcocks - Promises
Santana - Well All Right
The Commodores - Just To Be Close To You
Frankie Miller - Darlin'
Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner (US)
The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
Ace Frehley - New York Groove
Hylda Baker & Arthur Mullard - You're The One That I Want
999 - Homicide
Dan Hill - Let The Song Last Forever
Exile - You Thrill Me
Mankind - Dr. Who
Mary MacGregor - The Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Rezillos - Destination Venus
Status Quo - Accident Prone
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Postby tdc2000 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:24 am

(1) 1. Earth, Wind & Fire - September
(2) 2. Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
(3) 3. Eddie Money - You've Really Got A Hold On Me
(4) 4. Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
(5) 5. Village People - Y.M.C.A.
(6) 6. Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
(NEW) 7. The Blues Brothers - Soul Man
(7) 8. Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
(8) 9. Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
(9) 10, Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
(10) 11. Chic - Le Freak
(11) 12. Billy Joel - My Life

OUT:
12. Pointer Sisters - Fire
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Postby navi » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:40 am

1. 2. 5. Skids - the Saints are coming video
2. 7.16. Kraftwerk - Neon lights video
3. 4.13. Penetration - Life's a gamble video
4. 1. 2. the Undertones - Teenage kicks video
5.10.20. Blondie - Hanging on the telephone video
6. 5.14. Chic - Le freak video
7. 6.15. Queen - Fat bottomed girls video
8.15.22. Stiff little fingers - Alternative Ulster video
9. 3. 1. Public image limited - Public image video
10.12.18. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Radio radio video
11.13.19. Billy Joel - My life video
12.18.26. X-ray spex - Germ free adolescence video

13.22.29. Rod Stewart - Do ya think i'm sexy? video
14.21.27. XTC - Are you receiving me? video
15. 8. 4. Sham 69 - Hurry up Harry video
16.24.31. Kate Bush - Hammer horror video
17.25.32. Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman - Stumblin' in video
18.27.34. Pointer sisters - Fire video
19.28.35. Bee gees - Too much heaven video
20.29.36. Squeeze - Goodbye girl video
21. 9.11. Chelsea - Urban kids video
22.26.33. Santana - Well all right video
23.31.37. Gang of four - Damaged goods video
24.11. 3. the Jam - Down in the tube station at midnight video
25.17. 8. the Boomtown rats - Rat trap video
26.34.39. Buzzcocks - Promises video
27.19.10. Police - Can't stand losing you video
28.14. 7. Frankie Miller - Darlin' video
29.16. 6. Ace Frehley - New york groove video
30.36.40. Earth wind and fire - September video

31.37.41. Olivia Newton John - A little more love video
32.20. 9. Village people - YMCA video
33.40.42. Gloria Gaynor - I will survive video
34.45. - . the Clash - Tommy Gun video
35.42.47. 999 - Homicide video
36.23.12. the Cars - My best friend's girl video
37.43. - . David Bowie - Breaking glass video
38.30.21. Ramones - Don't come close video
39.32.25. Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love (with someone you shouldn't've) video
40.44.48. the Rezillos - Destination Venus video
41.46. - . Adam and the Ants - Young Parisians video
42.47. - . Black flag - Nervous breakdown video
43. - . - . Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Hit me with your rhythm stick video
44.49. - . the Flying lizards - Summertime blues video
45. - . - . Ultravox - Quiet men video
46.33.24. Talking heads - Take me to the river video
47.39.30. the Skids - Sweet suburbia video
48.38.28. Toto - Hold the line video
49. - . - . the B-52's - Rock lobster video
50. - . - . the Cramps - Human fly video

Please add next week
XTC - Are you receiving me?
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Postby Benny » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:37 am

01 (01) Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin'
02 (02) Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
03 (03) Boney M - Rasputin
04 (04) Village People - Y.M.C.A.
05 (05) ABBA - Summer Night City
06 (06) Toto - Hold the Line
07 (07) Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
08 (08) Billy Joel - My Life
09 (09) Smokie - Mexican Girl
10 (10) Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord
11 (11) Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
12 (12) Earth, Wind & Fire - September
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Postby CZB » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:06 am

matthew_dixon wrote:The Weird Al Yankovics of their day are my No. 1 here.

1 NEW The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
This doesn't seem to be reflected in the overall chart this week . . . . .

tdc2000 wrote:NEW 66 The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro 1 1 66
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Postby Erotica » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:55 am

1. Earth, Wind & Fire - September
2. Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
3. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights
4. Boney M - Rasputin
5. Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
6. ABBA - Summer Night City
7. Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)
8. Donna Summer - Last Dance
9. Toto - Hold The Line
10. Village People - Macho Man
11. Clout - Substitute
12. Queen - Bicycle Race
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Postby Grybop » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:18 am

1 ABBA - Eagle
2 The Normal - Warm Leatherette
3 The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
4 A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
5 Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
6 Voyage - Souvenirs
7 ABBA - Summer Night City
8 Al Stewart - Time Passages
9 Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line
10 Donna Summer - MacArthur Park
11 Exile - Kiss You All Over
12 Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
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Postby zeus555 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:14 pm

01 (2) Olivia Newton - John - A Little More Love
02 (1) Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
03 (3) Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord
04 (4) ABBA - Summer Night City
05 (7) Village People - Y.M.C.A.
06 (8) Boney M - Rasputin
07 (5) Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
08 (6) Earth, Wind & Fire - September
09 (9) Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
10 (10) Queen - Bicycle Race
11 (11) Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
12 (12) ABBA - Eagle

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Postby FreakyFlyBry » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:48 pm

1 (1) Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
2 (2) Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire - September
4 (-) Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas
5 (4) Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
6 (5) Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
7 (6) Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
8 (7) Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
9 (8) Billy Joel - My Life
10 (-) Blues Brothers - Soul Man
11 (-) Dolly Parton - Baby I'm Burnin'
12 (9) Pointer Sisters - Fire

- (10) Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby
- (11) Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
- (12) Chic - Le Freak
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Postby Blondini » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:03 pm

The ELO EP's lead track is Can't Get It Out Of My Head. In case anyone needs a song to hook onto. :)

* = outside UK top 75

1 NE Ian (Dury) and The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
For some reason he didn't put his surname on this release.

2 1 Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
3 2 The Clash - Tommy Gun
4 3 The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
5 4 Public Image Ltd - Public Image
6 5 The Normal - Warm Leatherette*
7 6 David Bowie - Art Decade (live) / Ziggy Stardust (live) (Breaking Glass - Live EP)
8 NE Earth, Wind and Fire - September
9 7 Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman
10 8 Chic - Le Freak
11 9 Prince - Soft and Wet*
12 10 Kate Bush - Hammer Horror
13 NE Barry White - Just The Way You Are*
14 14 Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove (Part 1)
15 NE The Cramps - Human Fly*
16 NE Joe Farrell - Night Dancing*
17 11 X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
18 12 Queen - Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls
19 24 Blondie - Picture This
20 13 Skids - The Saints Are Coming
21 21 John Travolta - Greased Lightnin'
22 22 Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord
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Postby taverner » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:58 pm

1.(1) Village People - Y.M.C.A.
2.(2) The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
3.(3) Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
4.(-) Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
5.(4) Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
6.(5) Billy Joel - My Life
7.(6) John Travolta - Greased Lightnin'
8.(7) Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
9.(8) Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
10.(9) Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
11.(10) Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
12.(11) Chic - Le Freak
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Postby tdc2000 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:38 pm

CZB wrote:
matthew_dixon wrote:The Weird Al Yankovics of their day are my No. 1 here.

1 NEW The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
This doesn't seem to be reflected in the overall chart this week . . . . .

tdc2000 wrote:NEW 66 The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro 1 1 66
Fixed. Thanks!
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:21 am

01. Village People - YMCA
02. Earth, Wind & Fire - September
03. Boney M. - Rivers of Babylon
04. Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman
05. Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy
06. Cheryl Lynn - Got to Be Real
07. ABBA - Eagle
08. Donna Summer - Last Dance
09. The Police - Roxanne
10. Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
11. Andrew Gold - Thank You for Being a Friend
12. Carpenters - I Believe You
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Postby android » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:53 pm

Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Village People - Y.M.C.A.
Chic - Le Freak
Eddie Money - You've Really Got A Hold On Me
Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
Boney M - Mary's Boy Child
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Postby abidhaq » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 pm

01 (01) Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
02 (02) Earth, Wind & Fire - September
03 (03) Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman
04 (04) Voyage - Souvenirs
05 (NE) Carpenters - I Believe You
06 (05) Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Ease On Down The Road
07 (NE) Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas
08 (06) Hot Chocolate - I'll Put Together Again
09 (09) The Clash - Tommy Gun
10 (08) Jefferson Starship - Light The Sky On Fire
11 (07) Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
12 (NE) Dolly Parton - Baby I'm Burnin'
13 (11) Eddie Money - You've Really Got A Hold On Me
14 (10) Curtis Mayfield - No Goodbyes
15 (15) Village People - Y.M.C.A.
16 (12) Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (UK)
17 (14) David Bowie - Breaking Glass (EP)
18 (13) Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
19 (16) Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
20 (17) Santana - Well All Right
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Postby CZB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:55 pm

01 - Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again [3]
02 - Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord [119]
03 - Voyage - Scots Machine [306]
04 - Anne Murray - You Needed Me [383]
05 - Hot Chocolate - I'll Put You Together Again [606]
06 - Sally Oldfield - Mirrors [663]
07 - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights [818]
08 - Boney M - Rasputin [1116]
09 - Village People - Macho Man [1242]
10 - Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon [1421]
11 - Village People - Y.M.C.A. [1597]
12 - The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro [1751]

13 - Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love [2216]
14 - Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In [2268]
15 - Clout - Substitute [2524]
16 - Father Abraham & The Smurfs - Christmas In Smurfland [2579]
17 - Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper [2593]
18 - Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City [2620]
19 - Dollar - Shooting Star [4005]
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Postby matthew_dixon » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:52 pm


Aww, I was almost totally alone in voting for this classic parody song!

1 NEW Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
2 (1) The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro
3 (2) Queen - Bicycle Race
4 (4) Elton John - Part Time Love
5 (3) Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord
6 (5) Billy Joel - My Life
7 (6) Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
8 (7) Village People - Y.M.C.A.
9 NEW Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas
10 NEW Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
11 (8) The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
12 (9) Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper
(10) Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
(11) The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends
(12) Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
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Postby tdc2000 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:34 am

A song about September rules in December for a third week. Ian Dury goes top 5.

Last Week This Week Song Title Weeks On Total Points Peak
1 1 Earth, Wind & Fire - September 4 58 1 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 Village People - Y.M.C.A. 8 50 1
3 3 The Undertones - Teenage Kicks 8 41 3
4 4 Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? 4 40 3
NEW 5 Ian & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 1 37 5
6 6 Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone 5 34 5
5 7 Boney M - Mary's Boy Child/ Oh My Lord 2 33 5
7 8 Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real 2 29 7
10 9 Boney M - Rasputin 10 25 1
9 10 Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love 3 22 6
8 11 Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love 3 22 5
11 12 ABBA - Summer Night City 13 22 1
13 13 Queen - Bicycle Race 7 18 4
14 14 Billy Joel - My Life 6 17 2
15 15 Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls 7 17 7
16 16 Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman 10 17 5
12 17 Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven 4 15 8
18 18 Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In 5 15 9
20 19 ABBA - Eagle 30 15 1
21 20 The Normal - Warm Leatherette 5 14 17
NEW 21 Eagles - Please Come Home For Christmas 1 13 21
23 22 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights 19 12 1
24 23 Voyage - Souvenirs 3 12 21
17 24 Chic - Le Freak 7 11 4
NEW 25 Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore 1 11 25
31 26 Skids - The Saints Are Coming 6 10 31
28 27 Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancin' 5 10 24
27 28 The Clash - Tommy Gun 2 10 27
30 29 Raffaella Carra - Do It Do It Again 35 10 8
26 30 The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro 2 10 26
22 31 Eddie Money - You've Really Got A Hold On Me 3 9 13
48 32 Kraftwerk - Neon Lights 2 9 32
32 33 Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon 33 9 1
25 34 Hot Chocolate - I'll Put You Together Again 2 9 25
37 35 Penetration - Life's A Gamble 2 8 37
19 36 Public Image Limited - Public Image 8 8 14
33 37 Toto - Hold The Line 10 8 2
35 38 Kenny Rogers - The Gambler 6 8 10
NEW 39 Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City 1 8 39
34 40 Voyage - Scots Machine 26 8 25
39 41 A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie 26 7 6
NEW 42 Carpenters - I Believe You 1 7 42
38 43 Anne Murray - You Needed Me 22 7 5
36 44 Elton John - Part Time Love 8 7 14
56 45 Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster 4 6 45
40 46 Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 17 6 8
41 47 Donna Summer - Last Dance 31 6 3
42 48 The Police - Can't Stand Losing You 10 6 3
NEW 49 Blues Brothers - Soul Man 1 5 49
45 50 Donna Summer - MacArthur Park 14 5 2
43 51 Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Ease On Down The Road 14 5 29
NEW 52 Sally Oldfield - Mirrors 1 5 52
50 53 Barry Manilow - Copacabana (At The Copa)  27 4 3
47 54 David Bowie - Breaking Glass (EP) 2 4 47
46 55 John Travolta - Greased Lightinin' 11 4 4
55 56 Al Stewart - Time Passages 11 3 8
51 57 Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond - You Don't Bring Me Flowers 7 3 15
54 58 Village People - Macho Man 25 3 5
52 59 Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud 4 2 25
59 60 Smokie - Mexican Girl 12 2 36
60 61 Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line 18 2 6
NEW 62 Dolly Parton - Baby I'm Burnin' 1 2 62
62 63 The Police - Roxanne 24 2 1
66 64 Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio 2 1 64
75 65 X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents 6 1 36
69 66 Clout - Substitute 26 1 10
67 67 Exile - Kiss You All Over 23 1 12
53 68 Pointer Sisters - Fire 5 1 10
63 69 Prince - Soft And Wet 6 1 17
74 70 Kate Bush - Hammer Horror 5 1 28
73 71 Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love 12 1 3
72 72 Andrew Gold - Thank You For Being A Friend 9 1 51
57 73 Jefferson Starship - Light The Sky On Fire 2 1 57
64 74 Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper 5 1 36
49 75 Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry 9 1 15
58 OUT Chelsea - Urban Kids 3 0 58
70 OUT Curtis Mayfield - No Goodbyes 2 0 70
71 OUT Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie (UK) 6 0 11
68 OUT Leo Sayer - Raining In My Heart 3 0 68
76 OUT Linda Ronstadt - Ooh Baby Baby 5 0 21
61 OUT Racey - Lay Your Love On Me 3 0 56
77 OUT The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/ With A Little Help From My Friends (Medley) 10 0 11
65 OUT The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight 8 0 28


1978 #1s
Code: Select all
1. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (4 weeks #1 1978, 7 weeks overall)
2. ELO - Mr. Blue Sky (1 week)
3. ABBA - Take A Chance On Me (4 weeks)
4. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street (5 weeks)
5. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want (3 weeks)
6. Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (3 weeks)
7. ABBA - Eagle (7 weeks)*
8. The Police - Rozanne (4 weeks)
9. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights (6 weeks)
10. ABBA - Summer Night City (3 weeks)
11. Boney M - Rasputin (2 weeks)
12. Village People - Y.M.C.A. (5 weeks)
13. Earth, Wind & Fire - September (3 weeks)
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