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Postby FebruaryCallendar » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:39 pm

Eerie to see "You Make My Dreams" just creeping into the lower reaches, and then out - it failed to make the official Top 75 and even in the US it wasn't as huge as their other songs at the time (most people would regard a number 5 hit as their peak, but it was their only single in a run of four not to top the Hot 100 - but then "Don't Stop Believin'", incredibly, was only the third biggest Hot 100 hit from its parent album at the time) but it has since become this retrospectively huge song that has 116 million Spotify plays, an exceptional total for anything of that vintage (and up by probably over 10 million even from when I last checked in April), and which has been retconned into millennials' consciences over and above what was actually big in the UK then (when I was growing up, 1980s music was reviled but only as a smokescreen for the institutionalisation of Thatcherism by Blair; now, we finally have the possibility of a definitive break from that model but the young people who have brought it about are in many cases listening to Hall & Oates, and sometimes even Phil Collins, and have never heard of Billy Mackenzie).

H&O fitted the "quality" music policy of a lot of ILRs for whom some of the music charting was either too weird or too cheesy/corny (although if this were a Downtown, Clyde or maybe even Orwell Hitline, how high would Red Sovine have been?) so to that extent they had seen the future.
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:05 pm

Capital used to play country music, unless it was too sentimental.

I bet 'Making Your Mind Up' never made their playlist.
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:21 pm

Capital Hitline - Monday July 6, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Specials - Ghost Town [1|1|?|1]
2 (1) Imagination - Body Talk [2|3|?|6]
3 (3) Michael Jackson - One Day In Your Life [5|8|?|4]
4 (5) Bad Manners - Can Can [4|5|?|10]
5 (6) Kate Bush - Sat In Your Lap [7|4|?|5]
6 (8) Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday [6|6|?|7]
7 (7) Bucks Fizz - Piece Of The Action [8|9|?|-]
8 (4) Kool & the Gang - Take It To The Top [-|-|-|-]
9 (-) Squeeze - Tempted [3|7|?|8]
10 (b) Reo Speedwagon - Take It On The Run [-|-|-|-]
(9) UB40 - Don't Slow Down [9|-|-|-]
(-) Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me [10|2|?|2]
(-) Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 [-|10|?|3]
(-) Winston Groovy - Something On The Side [-|-|?|9]

Capital Hitline - Monday July 13, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Specials - Ghost Town [1|2|1|1]
2 (2) Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me [2|1|2|2]
3 (6) Imagination - Body Talk [4|7|7|10]
4 (5) Kate Bush - Sat In Your Lap [7|3|9|6]
5 (10) Bad Manners - Can Can [5|8|8|8]
6 (3) Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 [3|5|5|4]
7 (4) Michael Jackson - One Day In Your Life [-|-|-|-]
8 (9) Winston Groovy - Something On The Side [8|4|3|3]
9 (7) Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday [10|9|10|9]
10 (8) Squeeze - Tempted [-|6|6|7]
11 (-) Quincy Jones - Razzamatazz [-|-|-|-]
12 (-) Starsound - Stars on 45 Vol 2 [-|-|-|-]
13 (ex) Bucks Fizz - Piece Of The Action [-|-|-|-]
14 (-) Third World - Dancing On The Floor [-|-|-|-]
15 (-) Bob Marley & the Wailers - No Woman No Cry [-|-|-|-]
(-) After The Fire - Dancing In The Shadows [6|10|4|5]
(re) Beat - Doors Of Your Heart [9|-|-|-]

Capital Hitline - Monday July 20, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Specials - Ghost Town [1|1|1|2]
2 (2) Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me [8|5|4|4]
3 (5) After The Fire - Dancing In The Shadows [4|3|2|1]
4 (4) Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 [3|4|5|5]
5 (3) Winston Groovy - Something On The Side [2|2|3|3]
6 (6) Kate Bush - Sat In Your Lap [7|10|7|8]
7 (7) Squeeze - Tempted [6|8|6|10]
8 (8) Bad Manners - Can Can [-|-|-|-]
9 (10) Imagination - Body Talk [-|-|-|-]
10 (-) Depeche Mode - New Life [5|7|8|9]
11 (9) Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday [9|6|10|7]
12 (-) Electric Light Orchestra - Hold On Tight [-|-|-|-]
13 (b) Bob Marley & the Wailers - No Woman No Cry [-|-|-|-]
14 (-) Duran Duran - Girls On Film [10|9|9|6]
15 (ex) Beat - Doors Of Your Heart [-|-|-|-]
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Postby capital194neil » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:32 pm

thankyou for the latest hitlines, this is the time i started to listen to capital look forward to seeing more
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:37 pm

Capital Hitline - Monday August 10, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 UB40 - One In Ten [2|2|2|3]
2 Duran Duran - Girls On Film [1|1|1|1]
3 Shakin' Stevens - Green Door [4|3|3|4]
4 Kim Wilde - Water On Glass [3|5|7|6]
5 Specials - Ghost Town [6|7|8|9]
6 Dexy's Midnight Runners - Show Me [8|8|-|-]
7 After The Fire - Dancing In The Shadows [9|-|-|-]
8 Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 [5|4|5|7]
9 Electric Light Orchestra - Hold On Tight [10|10|10|10]
10 Abba - Lay All Your Love On Me [-|-|-|-]
11 Winston Groovy - Something On The Side [-|-|-|-]
12 Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday [-|-|-|-]
13 Depeche Mode - New Life [-|-|-|-]
14 Hazel O'Connor - (Cover Plus) We're All Grown Up [-|-|-|-]
15 Debbie Harry - Backfired [-|-|-|-]
(-) Genesis - Abacab [7|6|6|8]
(-) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [-|9|4|2]
(-) Jacksons - Walk Right Now [-|-|9|5]

Capital Hitline - Monday August 17, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [1|3|2|2]
2 (1) Duran Duran - Girls On Film [2|1|1|1]
3 (5) Jacksons - Walk Right Now [?|-|-|-]
4 (3) UB40 - One In Ten [?|4|5|4]
5 (4) Shakin' Stevens - Green Door [?|8|9|8]
6 (8) Genesis - Abacab [?|-|-|-]
7 (6) Kim Wilde - Water On Glass [?|10|10|10]
8 (9) Specials - Ghost Town [?|9|7|-]
9 (7) Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 [?|-|-|-]
10 (-) Debbie Harry - Backfired [?|6|8|5]
(-) Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love) [9|2|4|3]
(-) Gary Numan - She's Got Claws [-|5|3|7]
(-) Rah Band - Riding On A Fantasy [-|7|6|-]
(-) Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights [-|-|-|6]
(-) Aneka - Japanese Boy [-|-|-|9]

Capital Hitline - Monday August 24, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (3) Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love) [1|1|?|5]
2 (1) Duran Duran - Girls On Film [2|2|?|2]
3 (2) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [3|4|?|4]
4 (9) Aneka - Japanese Boy [4|5|?|7]
5 (5) Debbie Harry - Backfired [7|8|?|-]
6 (4) UB40 - One In Ten [5|6|?|8]
7 (10) Kim Wilde - Water On Glass [10|10|?|-]
8 (8) Shakin' Stevens - Green Door [8|9|?|9]
9 (6) Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights [9|-|-|-]
10 (re) Specials - Ghost Town [-|-|-|-]
11 (ex) Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 [-|-|-|-]
12 (ex) Genesis - Abacab [-|-|-|-]
13 (7) Gary Numan - She's Got Claws [-|-|-|-]
14 (ex) Rah Band - Riding On A Fantasy [-|-|-|-]
15 (-) Ultravox - The Thin Wall [-|7|?|6]
(-) Soft Cell - Tainted Love [6|3|?|1]
(-) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [-|-|-|3]
(-) Rolling Stones - Start Me Up [-|-|-|10]
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Postby FebruaryCallendar » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:39 pm

camdwntownjohn wrote:Capital used to play country music, unless it was too sentimental.
Indeed, they used to play a lot of the relatively more credible stuff (listening to a Roger Scott offair recently on Mixcloud I was surprised at how much I liked Crystal Gayle's "Somebody Loves You", which I don't think I'd previously heard since the "old" Radio 2 still existed - lovely, yearning feel to it), but as you say, not the really full-on stuff which remained a long-term albatross for the genre in the UK, and "Teddy Bear" was obviously in the latter category. Looking at the airplay charts I printed from Record Business at the British Library, "Teddy Bear" was played by Radio 1 (which says a lot of depressing things), Radio 2, Piccadilly, City, BRMB, Hallam, Forth, Tees, Victory, Mercia, Plymouth Sound, Hereward and BBC Radio Scotland ... but, at least in its peak week, *not* by Clyde, Downtown or Orwell, which I'm not sure I'd have predicted. Maybe they actually thought their audience knew the genre too well and would think it was one step too far, giving the music a bad name, and maybe they were aware of the stereotypes and wanted to move beyond them?

I bet 'Making Your Mind Up' never made their playlist.
By contrast it was on their A-list according to Record Business.

"You Make My Dreams" was playlisted by several ILRs and was A-listed by Capital, but only ever received "occasional play" on Radio 1 (was this just Gambo?). apropos my political comments about its status today, I'm surprised that nobody I read picked up on the irony that, in the chart announced on the Friday when we had just found that a genuine looking back in anger at Thatcherism did so much better than expected, there were *three* albums in the Top 25 with versions of that great shrug of acceptance of Thatcherism (which is how "Don't Look Back in Anger" always seemed to me, even allowing for the last line and OFITN - I appreciate that this may not have been the original intention, but while I can admire 'Definitely Maybe' much more now, it can only be in the context of an album written under John Smith and intended to be released under his leadership, i.e. it would have been a different and better album in context had that been the case, and I have to imagine that before I can really get the feel of it), two with the original and one with an orchestral version. Didn't seem to fit the mood really.

Some of the New Pop thriving in the August 1981 Hitline was not necessarily playlisted by Capital, as it headed for its most MOR phase before it then reversed policy entirely when it took from the soul pirates in the autumn of 1984.
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Postby FebruaryCallendar » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:12 pm

Just keeping this on the front page ...
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Postby capital194neil » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:47 pm

thanks for the latest hitlines look forward to seeing more
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:35 pm

Capital Hitline - Tuesday September 1, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
Monday was a bank holiday
1 (1) Soft Cell - Tainted Love [2|?|2]
2 (3) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [1|?|1]
3 (2) Duran Duran - Girls On Film [3|?|5]
4 (4) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [5|?|6]
5 (5) Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love) [7|?|8]
6 (6) Ultravox - The Thin Wall [4|?|7]
7 (8) UB40 - One In Ten [8|?|10]
8 (10) Rolling Stones - Start Me Up [6|?|4]
9 (7) Aneka - Japanese Boy [9|?|9]
10 (9) Shakin' Stevens - Green Door [-|-|-]
11 (ex) Debbie Harry - Backfired [-|-|-]
12 (ex) Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights [-|-|-]
13 (ex) Kim Wilde - Water On Glass [-|-|-]
14 (ex) Rah Band - Riding On A Fantasy [-|-|-]
15 (ex) Gary Numan - She's Got Claws [-|-|-]
(-) Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac Ranch [10|?|3]

Capital Hitline - Monday September 7, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [2|2|1|3]
2 (2) Soft Cell - Tainted Love [1|1|3|2]
3 (3) Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac Ranch [3|3|5|8]
4 (4) Rolling Stones - Start Me Up [6|9|8|9]
5 (6) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [5|6|7|6]
6 (5) Duran Duran - Girls On Film [7|8|10|7]
7 (8) Human League - Love Action (I Believe In Love) [-|-|-|-]
8 (-) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Souvenir [9|10|6|5]
9 (-) Teardrop Explodes - Passionate Friend [8|-|-|-]
10 (7) Ultravox - The Thin Wall [-|-|-|-]
11 (-) Dollar - Hand Held In Black and White [-|-|-|-]
12 (ex) Gary Numan - She's Got Claws [-|-|-|-]
13 (-) Tweets - Birdie Song [4|4|9|10]
14 (9) Aneka - Japanese Boy [-|-|-|-]
15 (ex) UB40 - One In Ten [-|-|-|-]
(-) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [10|5|4|4]
(-) Police - Invisible Sun [-|7|2|1]

Capital Hitline - Monday September 14, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Invisible Sun [1|1|1|1]
2 (3) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [2|2|2|2]
3 (2) Soft Cell - Tainted Love [3|5|9|7]
4 (4) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [4|3|3|3]
5 (10) Tweets - Birdie Song [5|10|7|6]
6 (8) Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac Ranch [6|7|5|-]
7 (6) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [7|8|6|9]
8 (5) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Souvenir [8|6|10|8]
9 (7) Duran Duran - Girls On Film [-|-|-|-]
10 (9) Rolling Stones - Start Me Up [-|-|-|-]
(-) Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine [9|9|-|-]
(-) Matchbox - Angels On A Sinday [10|4|4|4]
(-) Madness - Shut Up [-|-|8|5]
(-) Torpedoes - Havana Let's Go [-|-|-|10]

Capital Hitline - Monday September 21, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [2|2|3|3]
2 (1) Police - Invisible Sun [1|1|1|2]
3 (9) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [4|6|8|8]
4 (3) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [3|3|4|4]
5 (6) Tweets - Birdie Song [9|10|10|10]
6 (10) Torpedoes - Havana Let's Go [7|4|2|1]
7 (5) Madness - Shut Up [5|5|5|5]
8 (7) Soft Cell - Tainted Love [6|7|9|7]
9 (4) Matchbox - Angels On A Sinday [10|-|-|-]
10 (8) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Souvenir [-|-|-|-]
(-) Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love [8|9|7|9]
(-) Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme [-|8|6|6]

Capital Hitline - Monday September 28, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Police - Invisible Sun [1|1|2|1]
2 (1) Torpedoes - Havana Let's Go [6|7|7|7]
3 (4) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [3|5|3|3]
4 (3) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [2|2|1|2]
5 (5) Madness - Shut Up [4|3|4|4]
6 (8) Cliff Richard - Wired For Sound [8|-|-|-]
7 (10) Tweets - Birdie Song [7|-|-|-]
8 (7) Soft Cell - Tainted Love [-|10|-|-]
9 (-) Godley & Crème - Under Your Thumb [5|4|5|6]
10 (9) Dire Straits - Tunnel of Love [9|-|10|-]
(-) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love [10|6|6|-]
(6) Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme [-|8|8|10]
(-) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party [-|9|-|9]
(-) Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains [-|-|9|8]
(-) Jam - Absolute Beginners [-|-|-|5]
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Postby Robbie » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 am

Thanks for continuing to post these charts. I'm surprised to see The Tweets made the top 10, I thought Londoners would have had better taste than the rest of the country!
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:42 pm

looks like a brief entry though, compared to the national charts. I'd forgotten that Torpedoes song. Think I chatted to one of them once.
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:02 pm

Capital Hitline - Monday October 5, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Invisible Sun [1|1|2|2]
2 (2) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [2|4|3|5]
3 (5) Jam - Absolute Beginners [4|2|1|1]
4 (3) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [5|7|7|9]
5 (4) Madness - Shut Up [3|5|4|4]
6 (9) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party [-|-|-|-]
7 (6) Godley & Crème - Under Your Thumb [8|10|8|7]
8 (-) Altered Images - Happy Birthday [10|3|5|3]
9 (8) Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains [6|6|6|6]
10 (-) Sheena Easton - Just Another Broken Heart [7|9|10|8]
(-) Bad Manners - Walking In The Sunshine [9|-|-|-]
(-) Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough [-|8|9|-]
(-) Shakin; Stevens - It's Raining [-|-|-|10]

Capital Hitline - Monday October 12, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Jam - Absolute Beginners [1|2|1|1]
2 (2) Police - Invisible Sun [3|5|5|-]
3 (4) Madness - Shut Up [7|7|6|10]
4 (3) Altered Images - Happy Birthday [10|9|7|7]
5 (5) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [4|6|8|6]
6 (7) Godley & Crème - Under Your Thumb [-|-|-|-]
7 (9) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [6|4|4|3]
8 (re) Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough [-|-|-|-]
9 (6) Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains [9|8|9|5]
10 (8) Sheena Easton - Just Another Broken Heart [8|10|-|8]
(-) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [2|1|2|2]
(-) Laurie Anderson - O Superman [5|3|3|4]
(re) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party [-|-|10|9]

Capital Hitline - Monday October 19, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [2|1|1|2]
2 (1) Jam - Absolute Beginners [1|2|2|1]
3 (3) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [3|3|?|3]
4 (8) Sheena Easton - Just Another Broken Heart [4|6|?|8]
5 (6) Adam & the Ants - Prince Charming [-|-|-|-]
6 (7) Altered Images - Happy Birthday [5|4|?|9]
7 (10) Madness - Shut Up [8|8|?|7]
8 (6) Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains [7|7|?|5]
9 (9) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party [9|5|?|6]
10 (4) Laurie Anderson - O Superman [6|9|?|10]
(re) Bad Manners - Walking In The Sunshine [10|10|?|4]

Capital Hitline - Monday October 26, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [1|1|1|1]
2 (1) Jam - Absolute Beginners [2|2|2|2]
3 (3) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [3|3|3|3]
4 (5) Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains [6|-|-|-]
5 (9) Altered Images - Happy Birthday [9|6|5|5]
6 (4) Bad Manners - Walking In The Sunshine [-|-|-|-]
7 (10) Laurie Anderson - O Superman [8|9|10|-]
8 (6) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party [7|7|8|10]
9 (7) Madness - Shut Up [5|8|9|6]
10 (-) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc [-|4|7|7]
(-) Electric Light Orchestra - Twilight [4|5|6|8]
(re) Shakin; Stevens - It's Raining [10|10|4|4]
(-) Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure [-|-|-|9]
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Postby capital194neil » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:47 am

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Postby camdwntownjohn » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:03 pm

I don't know if some of these records are ahead of their time, but the Hiltine seems to be inclduing a lot more sales hits now, except possibly Barry Manilow.
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:41 pm

Capital Hitline - Monday November 2, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [1|1|1|1]
2 (3) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [2|2|3|2]
3 (2) Jam - Absolute Beginners [3|3|2|4]
4 (4) Shakin; Stevens - It's Raining [-|-|-|-]
5 (9) Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure [4|4|4|3]
6 (5) Altered Images - Happy Birthday [-|-|-|-]
7 (7) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc [7|7|8|7]
8 (8) Electric Light Orchestra - Twilight [-|-|-|-]
9 (re) Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains [-|-|-|-]
10 (6) Madness - Shut Up [-|-|-|-]
(-) Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics (HaveTaken Over The Asylum) [5|5|6|9]
(-) Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts [6|6|5|5]
(-) Squeeze - Labelled With Love [8|10|10|10]
(-) Olivia Newton-John - Physical [9|8|9|6]
(-) Imagination - Flashback [10|9|7|8]

Capital Hitline - Monday November 9, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [1|1|1|1]
2 (5) Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts [4|6|6|6]
3 (2) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [2|2|2|2]
4 (4) Jam - Absolute Beginners [5|5|5|8]
5 (3) Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure [3|3|3|3]
6 (9) Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics (HaveTaken Over The Asylum) [7|4|4|4]
7 (7) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc [6|9|10|9]
8 (10) Squeeze - Labelled With Love [-|-|-|-]
9 (6) Olivia Newton-John - Physical [9|-|-|-]
10 (8) Imagination - Flashback [-|10|9|7]
11 (-) Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours [10|8|7|10]
12 (-) Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home [8|7|8|5]
13 (-) BA Robertson & Maggie Bell - Hold Me [-|-|-|-]
14 (ex) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - It's My Party [-|-|-|-]
15 (ex) Altered Images - Happy Birthday [-|-|-|-]

Capital Hitline - Monday November 16, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [1|1|1|1]
2 (2) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [2|3|5|7]
3 (6) Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts [7|9|7|5]
4 (3) Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure [3|4|3|3]
5 (9) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc [-|8|6|4]
6 (5) Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home [5|6|8|-]
7 (7) Imagination - Flashback [8|5|4|10]
8 (4) Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics (HaveTaken Over The Asylum) [10|-|-|-]
9 (re) Olivia Newton-John - Physical [-|-|-|-]
10 (10) Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours [-|-|-|-]
11 (8) Jam - Absolute Beginners [-|-|-|-]
12 (-) Pretenders - I Go To Sleep [9|-|-|-]
13 (-) Ultravox - The Voice [6|7|10|9]
14 (-) Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove [-|10|9|6]
15 (-) Techno Twins - Falling In Love Again [4|2|2|2]
(-) Barry Manilow - The Old Songs [-|-|-|8]

Capital Hitline - Monday November 23, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [1|2|2|2]
2 (8) Barry Manilow - The Old Songs [2|1|1|1]
3 (2) Techno Twins - Falling In Love Again [3|4|4|8]
4 (3) Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure [4|9|9|5]
5 (6) Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove [6|-|8|4]
6 (5) Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts [8|6|5|-]
7 (9) Ultravox - The Voice [-|10|6|10]
8 (re) Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home [-|7|10|6]
9 (10) Imagination - Flashback [9|-|-|-]
10 (4) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc [-|-|-|-]
11 (-) Madness - It Must Be Love [5|3|3|3]
12 (7) Barry Manilow - Let's Hang On [-|-|-|-]
13 (-) Soft Cell - Bed Sitter [10|8|-|7]
14 (ex) Pretenders - I Go To Sleep [-|-|-|-]
15 (-) Duran Duran - My Own Way [7|5|7|9]
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Postby capital194neil » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:30 pm

thanks for the latest hitlines look forward to seeing the next ones
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:14 pm

Capital Hitline - Monday November 30,1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Barry Manilow - The Old Songs [2|2|2|4]
2 (2) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [5|6|7|9]
3 (3) Madness - It Must Be Love [1|1|3|2]
4 (-) Police - Spirits In The Material World [3|4|4|3]
5 (9) Duran Duran - My Own Way [7|7|8|5]
6 (4) Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove [6|9|9|8]
7 (-) Abba - One Of Us [4|3|1|1]
8 (8) Techno Twins - Falling In Love Again [8|8|6|7]
9 (5) Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure [10|-|-|-]
10 (10) Ultravox - The Voice [-|-|-|-]
11 (6) Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home [9|5|5|6]
12 (ex) Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts [-|-|-|-]
13 (7) Soft Cell - Bed Sitter [-|-|-|-]
14 (-) Kim Wilde - Cambodia [-|-|-|-]
15 (ex) Pretenders - I Go To Sleep [-|-|-|-]
(-) Rod Stewart - Young Turks [-|10|-|10]
(-) Status Quo - Rock 'N' Roll [-|-|10|-]

Capital Hitline - Monday December 7, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Madness - It Must Be Love [3|2|4|5]
2 (3) Police - Spirits In The Material World [2|1|2|2]
3 (1) Abba - One Of Us [1|4|1|3]
4 (4) Barry Manilow - The Old Songs [4|8|6|6]
5 (5) Duran Duran - My Own Way [5|10|9|7]
6 (6) Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home [10|7|10|10]
7 (-) Human League - Don't You Want Me [7|6|7|8]
8 (-) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [-|-|-|-]
9 (re) Status Quo - Rock 'N' Roll [-|-|-|-]
10 (7) Techno Twins - Falling In Love Again [9|9|8|9]
11 (9) Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic [-|-|-|-]
12 (-) Elvis Presley - If Every Day Could Be Like Christmas [6|3|5|4]
13 (8) Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove [-|-|-|-]
14 (b) Kim Wilde - Cambodia [-|-|-|-]
15 (10) Rod Stewart - Young Turks [-|-|-|-]
(-) John Lennon - Imagine [8|5|3|1]

Capital Hitline - Monday December 14, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Police - Spirits In The Material World [1|2|1|1]
2 (1) John Lennon - Imagine [3|6|8|9]
3 (4) Elvis Presley - If Every Day Could Be Like Christmas [4|5|6|6]
4 (5) Madness - It Must Be Love [5|8|3|5]
5 (8) Human League - Don't You Want Me [7|4|5|4]
6 (3) Abba - One Of Us [2|1|4|3]
7 (9) Techno Twins - Falling In Love Again [-|-|-|-]
8 (7) Duran Duran - My Own Way [-|10|9|10]
9 (6) Barry Manilow - The Old Songs [8|7|10|8]
10 (re) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [10|9|7|7]
(-) Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town [6|3|2|2]
(re) Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home [9|-|-|-]

Capital Hitline - Monday December 21, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
Friday was a bank holiday
1 (1) Police - Spirits In The Material World [1|2|1|BH]
2 (2) Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town [2|1|2|BH]
3 (3) Abba - One Of Us [6|5|5|BH]
4 (4) Human League - Don't You Want Me [4|9|10|BH]
5 (6) Elvis Presley - If Every Day Could Be Like Christmas [8|3|3|BH]
6 (8) Barry Manilow - The Old Songs [5|4|8|BH]
7 (9) John Lennon - Imagine [9|10|6|BH]
8 (10) Duran Duran - My Own Way [10|8|9|BH]
9 (7) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [-|-|-|BH]
10 (5) Madness - It Must Be Love [7|7|7|BH]
(-) Adam & the Ants - Ant Rap [3|6|4|BH]

Capital Hitline - Tuesday December 29, 1981
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
Monday and Friday were bank holidays
1 (1) Police - Spirits In The Material World [1|1|BH]
2 (4) Adam & the Ants - Ant Rap [3|2|BH]
3 (5) Abba - One Of Us [2|3|BH]
4 (6) John Lennon - Imagine [6|4|BH]
5 (7) Madness - It Must Be Love [10|10|BH]
6 (8) Barry Manilow - The Old Songs [8|9|BH]
7 (9) Duran Duran - My Own Way [7|8|BH]
8 (10) Human League - Don't You Want Me [9|7|BH]
9 (-) Kool & the Gang - Get Down On It [-|-|BH]
10 (re) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [4|5|BH]
- (-) Dollar - Mirror Mirror [5|6|BH]
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Postby Robbie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:24 pm

I'm surprised to see the Human League struggling to get to number 4 on the chart while The Police top the chart with ease.
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Postby capital194neil » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:22 am

thanks again for the latest hitlines looking forward to going into 1982
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:30 pm

Capital Hitline - Monday January 4, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Spirits In The Material World [1|1|1|1]
2 (2) Adam & the Ants - Ant Rap [2|5|8|8]
3 (4) John Lennon - Imagine [6|9|5|9]
4 (8) Duran Duran - My Own Way [4|4|6|5]
5 (7) Human League - Don't You Want Me [3|6|3|4]
6 (5) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [5|7|7|3]
7 (10) Madness - It Must Be Love [8|3|4|6]
8 (re) Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home [10|-|-|-]
9 (-) Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie [9|8|10|7]
10 (re) Kool & the Gang - Get Down On It [7|2|2|2]
(re) Dollar - Mirror Mirror [-|10|-|-]
(-) Altered Images - I Could Be Happy [-|-|9|10]

Capital Hitline - Monday January 11, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Police - Spirits In The Material World [2|1|1|2]
2 (2) Kool & the Gang - Get Down On It [1|2|2|1]
3 (3) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [5|4|4|4]
4 (6) Madness - It Must Be Love [4|8|8|10]
5 (9) John Lennon - Imagine [-|-|-|-]
6 (7) Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie [6|9|6|9]
7 (4) Human League - Don't You Want Me [9|6|9|-]
8 (-) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orleans [-|-|-|-]
9 (5) Duran Duran - My Own Way [3|3|3|3]
10 (8) Adam & the Ants - Ant Rap [-|-|-|-]
11 (-) Kraftwerk - The Model [7|7|5|5]
12 (re) Dollar - Mirror Mirror [10|10|10|8]
13 (-) Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer For Love [8|5|7|6]
14 (10) Altered Images - I Could Be Happy [-|-|-|-]
15 (-) Jon & Vangelis - I'll Find My Way Home [-|-|-|-]
(-) Stranglers - Golden Brown [-|-|-|7]

Capital Hitline - Monday January 18, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Kool & the Gang - Get Down On It [1|4|4|5]
2 (2) Police - Spirits In The Material World [2|3|3|3]
3 (3) Duran Duran - My Own Way [5|9|6|6]
4 (4) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [7|5|5|7]
5 (5) Kraftwerk - The Model [8|6|8|4]
6 (7) Stranglers - Golden Brown [3|2|2|2]
7 (10) Madness - It Must Be Love [6|8|-|-]
8 (9) Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie [-|-|-|-]
9 (8) Dollar - Mirror Mirror [-|-|-|-]
10 (6) Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer For Love [9|7|7|9]
11 (-) Barry Manilow - If I Should Love Again [4|1|1|1]
12 (-) Stevie Wonder - That Girl [-|10|9|10]
13 (-) Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You [10|-|-|-]
14 (-) Mobiles - Drowing In Berlin [-|-|-|-]
15 (re) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orleans [-|-|10|8]

Capital Hitline - Monday January 25, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Barry Manilow - If I Should Love Again [1|1|3|2]
2 (2) Stranglers - Golden Brown [2|2|1|1]
3 (3) Police - Spirits In The Material World [4|4|4|4]
4 (5) Kool & the Gang - Get Down On It [5|10|-|10]
5 (7) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [6|6|6|5]
6 (4) Kraftwerk - The Model [7|7|5|6]
7 (re) Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme [-|-|-|-]
8 (8) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orleans [9|5|7|8]
9 (-) Jam - A Town Called Malice [3|3|2|3]
10 (10) Stevie Wonder - That Girl [10|9|8|-]
11 (ex) Madness - It Must Be Love [-|-|-|-]
12 (6) Duran Duran - My Own Way [-|-|-|-]
13 (9) Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer For Love [-|-|-|-]
14 (ex) Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie [-|-|-|-]
15 (-) Haircut 100 - Love Plus One [8|8|9|7]
(-) Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye [-|-|10|9]
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Postby Robbie » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:59 am

Thanks for continuing to post these. January 1982 was a wonderfully snowy month (as was the latter half of December 1981), seeing these charts reminds me of freezing while standing at the bus stop and wondering if the bus would turn up to take me to college! I'm not sure if it was as snowy in London though...
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:54 am

It was snowy in London at the same time, it lasted about a month. Barry Manilow is doing very well in these charts. He was always a Capital favourite ('Mandy' was number 3 on the Countdown when he was unknown and the record hadn't entered the sales Top 50 yet) but never really did much in the Hitline in the 80s.
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Postby capital194neil » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:28 pm

thanks for the early 82 hitlines look forward to sseing more
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Postby camdwntownjohn » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:54 am

I meant he didn't do much in the 70s. Obviously Manilow is doing very w ell in the 8os...
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Postby chartwatcherdl » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Capital Hitline - Monday February 1, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Stranglers - Golden Brown [2|3|3|3]
2 (3) Jam - A Town Called Malice [1|1|1|1]
3 (2) Barry Manilow - If I Should Love Again [3|2|2|2]
4 (5) Bucks Fizz - Land Of Make Believe [9|-|-|-]
5 (4) Police - Spirits In The Material World [8|-|-|-]
6 (9) Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye [5|7|7|7]
7 (7) Haircut 100 - Love Plus One [4|6|5|6]
8 (6) Kraftwerk - The Model [-|-|-|-]
9 (8) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orleans [-|9|8|5]
10 (10) Kool & the Gang - Get Down On It [10|8|10|8]
(-) XTC - Senses Working Overtime [6|5|6|9]
(-) Abba - Head Over Heels [7|4|4|4]
(-) Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) [-|10|9|-]
(-) Madness - Cardiac Arrest [-|-|-|10]

Capital Hitline - Monday February 8, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (1) Jam - A Town Called Malice [1|2|1|1]
2 (3) Stranglers - Golden Brown [3|3|4|6]
3 (4) Abba - Head Over Heels [4|6|3|3]
4 (2) Barry Manilow - If I Should Love Again [2|1|2|2]
5 (6) Haircut 100 - Love Plus One [6|5|6|5]
6 (10) Madness - Cardiac Arrest [5|4|7|4]
7 (7) Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye [7|9|5|8]
8 (8) Kool & the Gang - Get Down On It [-|-|-|-]
9 (5) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orleans [9|8|8|10]
10 (re) Kraftwerk - The Model [10|-|-|-]
11 (ex) Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) [-|10|-|-]
12 (9) XTC - Senses Working Overtime [-|-|-|-]
13 (-) UB40 - I Won't Close My Eyes [8|7|9|7]
14 (-) George Benson - Never Give Up On A Good Thing [-|-|-|-]
15 (-) Human League - Being Boiled [-|-|-|-]
(-) Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight [-|-|10|9]

Capital Hitline - Monday February 15, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Barry Manilow - If I Should Love Again [1|2|1|1]
2 (1) Jam - A Town Called Malice [2|1|2|2]
3 (8) Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye [4|6|-|-]
4 (5) Haircut 100 - Love Plus One [5|4|3|3]
5 (6) Stranglers - Golden Brown [8|9|-|-]
6 (-) Depeche Mode - See You [7|5|5|4]
7 (4) Madness - Cardiac Arrest [9|8|8|5]
8 (3) Abba - Head Over Heels [3|3|4|8]
9 (10) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orleans [10|-|9|10]
10 (9) Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight [-|10|7|9]
11 (7) UB40 - I Won't Close My Eyes [6|7|6|6]
12 (ex) Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) [-|-|-|-]
13 (ex) Kraftwerk - The Model [-|-|-|-]
14 (-) Fun Boy Three & Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It [-|-|10|7]
15 (-) Rod Stewart - How Long [-|-|-|-]

Capital Hitline - Monday February 22, 1982
[positions on subsequent days in square brackets].
1 (2) Jam - A Town Called Malice [2|2|2|3]
2 (1) Barry Manilow - If I Should Love Again [1|1|1|1]
3 (8) Abba - Head Over Heels [7|7|7|9]
4 (5) Madness - Cardiac Arrest [3|4|5|6]
5 (9) Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight [6|6|6|4]
6 (3) Haircut 100 - Love Plus One [4|3|3|2]
7 (7) Fun Boy Three & Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do It's The Way That You Do It [8|9|10|7]
8 (4) Depeche Mode - See You [5|5|4|5]
9 (10) Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orleans [-|-|-|-]
10 (6) UB40 - I Won't Close My Eyes [9|8|9|8]
11 (ex) Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye [-|-|-|-]
12 (ex) Stranglers - Golden Brown [-|-|-|-]
13 (-) Toni Basil - Mickey [-|-|-|10]
14 (-) J. Geils Band - Centerfold [10|10|8|-]
15 (ex) Kraftwerk - The Model [-|-|-|-]
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