"New Wave" and the 1980s - one-hit wonders and biggest hits

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Postby Passing_Strang » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:01 pm

76. THE CAPTAIN OF HER HEART by Double

Written by: Kurt Maloo/Felix Haug
Produced by: Double
Country of origin: Switzerland
Release date: September 1985

Australia
1 September 1986 - #64 - 12 weeks

Austria
Ö3-Hitparade: 19 January 1986 - #9 - 7 weeks
Der Musikmarkt: 1 February 1986 - #15 - 10 weeks

Belgium
BRT Top 30: 7 December 1985 - #15 - 2 weeks
Belgie Super 30: 7 December 1985 - #23 - 2 weeks

Canada
RPM: 15 March 1986 - #4 - 22 weeks
The Record: ? 1986 - #2 - 18 weeks

France
8 March 1986 - #9 - 17 weeks

(West) Germany
7 October 1985 - #10 - 18 weeks

Ireland
6 February 1986 - #6 - 4 weeks

Israel
#1 (1)

Italy
Musica e Dischi: 8 February 1986 - #3 - 14 weeks
TV Sorrisi e Canzoni: 16 February 1986 - #3 - 16 weeks
RAI Hit Parade:

The Netherlands
Nationale Hitparade: 30 November 1985 - #37 - 3 weeks

New Zealand
13 April 1986 - #32 - 11 weeks

Norway
19 March 1986 - #9 - 4 weeks

Poland
22 February 1986 - #18 - 10 weeks

Portugal
3 May 1986 - #2 - 14 weeks

South Africa
13 April 1986 - #14 - 13 weeks

Spain
15 March 1986 - #11 - 14 weeks

Sweden
Trackslistan: 14 March 1986 - #11 - 3 weeks

Switzerland
22 September 1985 - #11 - 7 weeks

UK
Music Week: 25 January 1986 - #8 - 11 weeks
The Network Chart: 1 February 1986 - #5 - 9 weeks
Melody Maker: 1 February 1986 - #8 - 7 weeks
New Musical Express: 8 February 1986 - #7 - 6 weeks

USA
Billboard: 28 June 1986 - #16 - 18 weeks
Cash Box: 28 June 1986 - #20 - 19 weeks
Radio & Records: 1 August 1986 - #18 - 8 weeks

Zimbabwe
23 August 1986 - #1 (1) - 15 weeks

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CITY LIGHTS by William Pitt

Austria
Der Musikmarkt: 1 October 1987 - #16 - 6 weeks

Belgium
BRT Top 30: 12 September 1987 - #15 - 6 weeks

Finland
Seura: September 1987 - #10 - 4 weeks

France
16 May 1987 - #47 - 4 weeks

Italy
TV Sorrisi e Canzoni: 14 June 1987 - #20 - 16 weeks
Musica e Dischi: 30 May 1987 - #11 - 10 weeks

(West) Germany
18 May 1987 - #15 - 21 weeks

The Netherlands
Nationale Hitparade: 25 July 1987 - #19 - 15 weeks
De Nederlandse Top 40: 12 September 1987 - #15 - 6 weeks

Spain
14 February 1987 - #5 - 22 weeks

Switzerland
9 August 1987 - #13 - 7 weeks

UK
Music Week: 28 November 1987 - #94 - 2 weeks

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Postby Gambo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:36 am

Sooo glad that this song is represented in this list! It remains one of my favourite 1980s numbers and after what is now almost 33 years, I still never tire of hearing it. While probably dismissed by modern ears as insubstantial, cheesy sub-jazz, the subtle instrumental arrangement, lyric, and the crisp-yet-understated production are impeccably stylish, and really represent that element of the era so well. And besides that, the melody is so catchy. You're right in saying it was a hard act to follow, and sadly Double never quite matched the immediate perfection of their debut, despite clearly being a talented duo (which I actually thought was a foursome initially, as there were four men performing it on 'Top Of The Pops', and there were four on the cover of the single - my mother loved the song too and actually bought it, not being satisfied with my recording off the Top 40 - I think it was some clever optical illusion where in fact it was two images of each).

Oddly, this is the third context in which 'The Captain' has re-entered my life during 2018: first when I opted to perform it at a local karaoke evening (luckily it suits my voice and as someone who regularly still dresses as if it were the mid-'80s, my friends agreed it was the perfect choice for me!); second when I caught it on the TOTP '86 re-runs, and now via this thread. The second of these prompted me to find out a bit more about Double, as besides being Swiss I realised I knew nothing. The most striking fact I learned from Wikipedia is that sadly Felix Haug died young in 2004. Double are now very-much Single.

God, all this is making me want to stick it on! Great to see it performed pretty consistently around the globe at the time, and better-still that no awful rave/techno/hip-hop covers are reported!!
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:14 pm

It is a perfect, fully realised song that happens so rarely! I'm often almost reluctant to play it so not to make it too familiar. And its success is probably expected - though I'm surprised it didn't chart in Japan, where this style of music was (is?) seemingly all the rage. As for covers, well, there were quite a few - but nothing charted thankfully. Interesting that Kurt Maloo re-recorded the song in 1994 with the famous German producer Michael Cretu. As far as I remember they mainly changed the rhythm track. But nothing came out of it. Some songs you just want to be left alone, untainted by reinterpretations.

I have to say, I also love the video for it - the second one, that is, made for the US market. Just so captivating - the director surely knew how to complement the song with images, and I can't agrue with his choices :D

One thing about Felix Haug (RIP) I find fascinating is that he was the drummer for Yello - arguably the most famous Swiss act (in pop/dance at least), - and played on my favourite of their albums, 1980 debut "Solid Pleasure". Now that was a surprising find, and so interesting how he progressed from synth avantgarde to such sophisticated music. Not often such a thing happens.

Lastly, there was a song that became a sizeable European hit in 1987 (though probably never heard of in the UK) - and it seems more than inspired by "Captain of Her Heart", almost like an uptempo version and an answer lyrically. I'm substantially partial to that too - and will have added the chart info for it to the main entry. Hope I'm not the only one who sees similarities :D
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Postby Gambo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:39 pm

Interesting - no I don't remember 'City Lights' but any similarity to the good Captain will make it a worthwhile listen for me.
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Postby Robbie » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:56 pm

I love 'The Captain Of Her Heart' by Double. Hearing it now evokes many memories of that period in my life. Around the time it was charting I had just moved into a house share with two women I was working with (yes, it was a bit like "Man About The House" for those that remember it!) and the record was one of the hits at the time that all three of us loved. I remember hearing it many times on the radio on my Walkman that I would listen to on my way to, and home from, work. I was living in Greater London at the time and the bus route once it got past Wembley on its way to the leafier suburbs of Middlesex was one of tree lined streets. Hearing that song brings back memories of being on the number 92 bus! (Wembley to Greenford via Sudbury Town if anyone is interested).
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Postby anpt » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:36 am

Covers - Captain Of Her Heart (wikipedia, youtube)

1985: Ronnie Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Q2L9JTpwo
1990: Cusato The Captain OF Her Heart (Groove Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaGzSf61kDE
1990: Koto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPwoQTpBmJI
1993: Beauty & Deep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn858y8866I
1995: Kurt Maloo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNPYHwZwb5I
1995: Hennie Bekker & Greg Kavanagh
1996: Roland Kaiser – Und trotzdem ist mir kalt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZuVUyClFQU
1997: Wyclef Jean feat. Refugee Allstars – To All the Girls
1997: Randy Crawford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBiuPmEul04
2001: Duncan Millar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4BDRWLc5QM
2006: Laurent Voulzy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0IFwtROIRw
2012: Carlos Cabezas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFyPfl24FNk
2013: Papa D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AjBywB9DHQ
2013: Valerie Sajdik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFlAxa-L4Ro
2015: The Legendary House Cats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRG_ty3oGAk
2016: Cristian Rosemary - Ancló su Corazón https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4fHt_M ... rt_radio=1

https://www.whosampled.com/Double/The-C ... Her-Heart/
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Postby Passing_Strang » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:03 pm

Robbie wrote:I remember hearing it many times on the radio on my Walkman that I would listen to on my way to, and home from, work. I was living in Greater London at the time and the bus route once it got past Wembley on its way to the leafier suburbs of Middlesex was one of tree lined streets. Hearing that song brings back memories of being on the number 92 bus! (Wembley to Greenford via Sudbury Town if anyone is interested).
It's a really interesting quirk of mind, when a song gets tied to some place. I have it too - happens when I hear a song or album while for some reason having a picture of a place I've been to in my mind. Even if I haven't been therу for a long time. And then it just won't go away! Can't shake it off no matter how I try - so it's a song to think about a particular place now :D A bit irritating, though...

Well, next we finally move on to 1986 - and the biggest hype of the year! Vanished almost as quickly as they appeared - and I was surprised to learn that teens mags like "Smash Hits" were very disparaging about them, when it all seemed tailor-made for mass consumption. And yet - resistance ranging from sarcasm to intense hatred. Of course, now they are hailed as a precursor to cyberpunk and lots other things, and are seen by some as a clever and forward-looking social commentary on the effects of technology and mass media. Well, they certainly got a point here.

And all of the resistance wasn't enough to prevent them from having a huge international hit (strangely, though, not in the US - you'd expect this kind of stuff to just fly there).
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Postby Passing_Strang » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:08 pm

77. LOVE MISSILE F1-11 by Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Written by: Martin Degville/Anthony Edward James/Neal Whitmore
Produced by: Giorgio Moroder
Country of origin: UK
Release date: 21 February 1986

Australia
21 April 1986 - #32 - 14 weeks

Austria
Ö3-Hitparade: 20 April 1986 - #9 - 6 weeks
Der Musikmarkt: 15 May 1986 - #9 - 6 weeks

Belgium
12 April 1986 - #22 - 5 weeks

Finland
30 March 1986 - #3 - 18 weeks

France
TMP France: 13 April 1986 - #10 - 12 weeks
InfoDisc: 7 June 1986 - #58 - 7 weeks

(West) Germany
24 March 1986 - #3 - 15 weeks

Ireland
27 February 1986 - #3 - 4 weeks

Israel
#4

Italy
Musica e Dischi: 26 April 1986 - #24 - 1 week
TV Sorrisi e Canzoni: 11 May 1986 - #36 - 11 weeks

Japan
22 August 1986 - #76 - 2 weeks

The Netherlands
Nationale Hitparade: 5 April 1986 - #30 - 7 weeks
De Nederlandse Top 40: 26 April 1986 - #36 - 3 weeks

New Zealand
27 April 1986 - #21 - 7 weeks

Poland
14 June 1986 - #6 - 11 weeks

South Africa
4 May 1986 - #2 - 17 weeks

Spain
12 April 1986 - #1 (3) - 24 weeks

Sweden
Trackslistan: 29 March 1986 - #13 - 3 weeks

Switzerland
13 April 1986 - #6 - 10 weeks

UK
Music Week: 1 March 1986 - #3 - 11 weeks
The Network Chart: 1 March 1986 - #2 - 9 weeks
New Musical Express: 1 March 1986 - #2 - 7 weeks
Melody Maker: 1 March 1986 - #2 - 6 weeks

77.2. Love Missile F1-11 by Pop Will Eat Itself

UK
Music Week: 23 May 1987 - #78 - 3 weeks
The Network Chart: 23 May 1987 - #59 - 2 weeks
New Musical Express: 6 June 1987 - #49 - 1 week
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Postby Robbie » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:14 pm

Sad to say Passing_Strang but for once you've posted a stinker. 'Love Missile F1-11' is dreadful. It has no redeeming features and just plods along without actually going anywhere. But given the amount of decent tracks you've featured in this thread you are allowed to post one that doesn't do anything for me ;).

The single was hyped to bits prior to release and everyone expected it to be a massive hit. It was, of sorts, but it faded as quickly as it arrived... quite possibly it was a case of being far too overhyped. As a result it could never live up to the hype it initially generated.
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Postby Gambo » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:11 am

Completely agree with Robbie here I'm afraid - this was tosh then, and is tosh now. Never got it - sounded like a bog-standard throwaway punk track by an equally throwaway act, just with some mid-eighties electronic production tacked-on to it. Clearly a case of misplaced hype where the style so blatantly ruled over substance. As I recall, Martin Degville had been something of a hanger-on in the New Romantic scene in the early part of the decade; he was a camp clothes-horse and I don't know what made him think he could cut it in music. I suppose seeing his mates like Boy George, Steve Strange and even Marilyn make it into the charts, he fancied he could get a slice of the action too. But he did so far too late; when he finally did make the scene the whole look seemed dated, as did the techie references and sub-futuristic context, not to mention the fact that the music was a decade out of date, production and silly synth noises aside! Degville and Co never had any manifest talent and while that doesn't stop many an artist from having hits, I think in their case nobody could really take them seriously, even young kids. But shame on Giorgio Moroder for getting involved in this - hardly his finest hour!

Moving on....
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Postby anpt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:29 pm

Curiosity Section

David Bowie covered the song as an outtake during the sessions for his 2003 album, Reality. It was then released as a B-side for the single "New Killer Star". (W)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QId4Cfm3FrU

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Postby Passing_Strang » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:46 pm

Hey, so it's still polarizing :D I have to admit I rather like it - almost anything with this throbbing synth bass at a brisk pace tends to sound good to me. Moreover, I like their first album, too! There was this synth ballad "Atari Baby", which is very good, among other stuff. But yes, hype overshadowed everything else. Watching "Love Missile" video now it's admittedly a bit cringeworthy.

Gambo's right in that Degville is the last of the New Romantic crowd to have a hit. Still touring, and seemingly much more confident in his musical prowess :D Though to write all band members off is a bit harsh, as Tony James is constantly praised in Billy Idol's recent memoir (by the way, one of the most pretentiously-written autobiogs I've ever read! Certainly didn't expect that), and Neal X (Whitmore) in the 1990s went on to work with Marc Almond, who has lots of nice things to say about him. Also, as we see, Bowie himself covered "Love Missile" so they had at least several high-profile fans :) But yeah, they didn't do themselves any favours

Now, next one is much, much less controversial. Here's what critics had to say about this song: "You can listen to this record as many times as you want and still not have any strong impressions that human beings actually made it. In other words, it's the perfect disco record". Let's see how it fares here :D
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Postby Passing_Strang » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:51 pm

78. I CAN'T WAIT by Nu Shooz

Written by: John Smith
Produced by: John Smith/Rick Waritz
Country of origin: USA
Release date: February 1986

Australia
9 June 1986 - #11 - 19 weeks

Austria
Ö3-Hitparade: 13 July 1986 - #14 - 5 weeks
Der Musikmarkt: 15 August 1986 - #16 - 8 weeks

Belgium
26 July 1986 - #10 - 6 weeks

Canada
RPM: 26 April 1986 - #1 (1) - 27 weeks
The Record: ? 1986 - #2 - 19 weeks

France
27 September 1986 - #24 - 14 weeks

(West) Germany
23 June 1986 - #2 - 15 weeks

Ireland
29 May 1986 - #10 - 6 weeks

Italy
Musica e Dischi: 5 July 1986 - #10 - 15 weeks
TV Sorrisi e Canzoni: 20 July 1986 - #9 - 16 weeks
RAI Hit Parade:

The Netherlands
Nationale Hitparade: 12 July 1986 - #9 - 7 weeks
De Nederlandse Top 40: 19 July 1986 - #11 - 8 weeks

New Zealand
22 June 1986 - #3 - 16 weeks

Switzerland
3 August 1986 - #4 - 9 weeks

UK
Music Week: 24 May 1986 - #2 - 14 weeks
The Network Chart: 24 May 1986 - #2 - 14 weeks
New Musical Express: 24 May 1986 - #2 - 10 weeks
Melody Maker: 31 May 1986 - #1 (1) - 10 weeks

USA
Billboard: 8 March 1986 - #3 - 23 weeks
Cash Box: 8 March 1986 - #3 - 23 weeks
Radio & Records: 4 April 1986 - #4 - 14 weeks

78.2. I Can't Wait by Ladies First

UK
13 April 2002 - #19 - 6 weeks

78.3. Can't Wait by Tatiana Silva

Belgium
Flemish Ultratop: 18 October 2008 - #37 - 3 weeks
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Postby Robbie » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:14 pm

I quite like 'I Can't Wait' by Nu Shooz. It's one of the more endearing pop dance hits of 1986. And the video is good fun too.
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Postby Gambo » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:20 pm

Yes. While I wouldn't hold it up as a major moment of musical merit, its sterile simplicity was perhaps its charm; it was an infectious and in a way quite classy slab of electro-disco, which when one views the video clearly wasn't trying to take itself too seriously. I really like the record, because apart from the positive features I mention above, it represents as the archetypal 'school disco' track for me, and every kid I knew at that time liked it. And it was one of those last big club records to emerge before the gradual take-over of the TR-808 four-to-the-floor house-based rhythms kicked-in (very literally), eventually taking synth and dance music into beat-driven faceless production in back bedrooms and away from more personable acts, traditional song structure and melody-driven compositions.

As for Bowie covering Sigue Sigue Sputnik, I can only think he felt it could be vastly-improved under his auspices (I've not dug it out to check but it just has to be a better effort than the original?!).
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Postby Passing_Strang » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:08 pm

"I Can't Wait" has a kind of otherworldly quality - maybe because of the synth riff - that I find charming. I like this type of records. It's also unusually understated for a dance record, none of the usual histrionics and noise. Admittedly, lots of 1980s dance records were quite undertstated by today's standards - maybe because they were done not only for dancing but also for casual listening. Club music wave of the late 1980s seems a direct reaction against this quality - it's like it was decided that dance music should only be for dancing or, better say, "clubbing". No wonder the market fragmented at an accelerated pace from then on.

Next is another big dance hit of 1986, also American, but this time with a clear political bent - something which was so in vogue at the time. Great track that would still pack the dancefloors, I'm sure.
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Postby Passing_Strang » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:10 pm

79. LET'S GO ALL THE WAY by Sly Fox

Written by: Gary Cooper
Produced by: Ted Currier
Country of origin: USA
Release date: December 1985

Australia
19 May 1986 - #18 - 20 weeks

Austria
Ö3-Hitparade: 29 June 1986 - #20 - 1 week

Belgium
26 April 1986 - #15 - 10 weeks

Canada
RPM: 1 March 1986 - #1 (1) - 26 weeks
The Record: ? 1986 - #1 (1) - 21 weeks

Ireland
10 July 1986 - #4 - 7 weeks

(West) Germany
6 October 1986 - #36 - 9 weeks

The Netherlands
Nationale Hitparade: 26 July 1986 - #5 - 10 weeks
De Nederlandse Top 40: 2 August 1986 - #6 - 9 weeks

New Zealand
11 May 1986 - #27 - 6 weeks

Poland
30 August 1986 - #21 - 5 weeks

South Africa
29 June 1986 - #14 - 16 weeks

UK
The Network Chart: 17 May 1986 - #3 - 17 weeks
Music Week: 24 May 1986 - #3 - 17 weeks
Melody Maker: 14 June 1986 - #2 - 12 weeks
New Musical Express: 28 June 1986 - #3 - 10 weeks

USA
Billboard: 28 December 1985 - #7 - 25 weeks
Cash Box: 18 January 1986 - #9 - 22 weeks
Radio & Records: 7 February 1986 - #8 - 13 weeks
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Postby anpt » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:25 pm

Update for the Curiosity Section :
Queen / Boogie Boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEfg6XU9tdQ

Passing_Strang wrote:79. LET'S GO ALL THE WAY by Sly Fox

Written by: Gary Cooper
Produced by: Ted Currier
Country of origin: USA
Release date: December 1985
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Postby Gambo » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:09 pm

Also liked this; stands out as being somewhat more memorable compared to many of its US polished electro-soul counterparts, thanks to having more 'attitude' and not being too over-produced. A true one-hit wonder in the UK, despite what at the time looked like a promising career ahead of them. I remember it took ages to take-off in the UK though; climbed the charts very gradually before eventually reaching I think (can't be bothered checking!) a Top 3 peak. Their first TOTP appearance was recently re-aired as part of the ongoing re-runs of the series and I'd say their strident strutting performance certainly helped get the song noticed, as probably did the video.
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:14 pm

Ooof, the last 10 days of the year are notoriously busy and I got caught up in things. But now I can bring the eighth dozen to a close, finally (at this rate we'll be finished by February! Hooray!! :D ). Another song that was a huge hit and completely overshadowed its performers' carrier. That can be especially biting if the song's your first release! Still, it's a memorable tune - though over the years I've found surprisingly many derogatory comments about it, damning its commerciality, banality and lots of other qualities. I myself never felt this way, on the contrary - while not the song I'd chose to listen to very often, it's nevertheless a wecome hearing. Quite popular on Russian radiostations in the 1990s, by the way - though there was a cover by an Italian disco act Savage that rivals the original (probably for no other reason than Savage's surprising popularity in the former USSR). Actually I first heard this cover and it took several years to hear the Cutting Crew version.

Erm, well, so it's a song by Cutting Crew next :D By the way, I love how the UK info is almost all different! Happens so rarely...
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:18 pm

80. (I JUST) DIED IN YOUR ARMS by Сutting Crew

Written by: Nick Van Eede
Produced by: Terry Brown/John Jansen/Cutting Crew
Country of origin: UK
Release date: 25 July 1986

Australia
6 October 1986 - #8 - 29 weeks

Austria
Der Musikmarkt: 1 January 1987 - #9 - 12 weeks
Ö3-Hitparade: 4 January 1987 - #5 - 9 weeks

Belgium
22 November 1986 - #19 - 4 weeks

Canada
RPM: 21 March 1987 - #1 (3) - 24 weeks
The Record: ? 1987 - #1 (2) - 20 weeks

Finland
22 September 1986 - #1 (5) - 25 weeks

(West) Germany
13 October 1986 - #4 - 17 weeks

Ireland
31 August 1986 - #2 - 6 weeks

Japan
4 March 1987 - #53 - 10 weeks

The Netherlands
Nationale Hitparade: 25 October 1986 - #16 - 8 weeks
De Nederlandse Top 40: 8 November 1986 - #9 - 7 weeks

New Zealand
2 November 1986 - #50 - 1 week

Norway
8 October 1986 - #1 (4) - 16 weeks

Poland
23 May 1987 - #1 (1) - 11 weeks

Portugal
#5

South Africa
22 February 1987 - #4 - 21 weeks

Sweden
Trackslistan: 27 September 1986 - #1 (2) - 6 weeks
Topplistan: 22 October 1986 - #2 - 10 weeks

Switzerland
2 November 1986 - #4 - 10 weeks

UK
Music Week: 9 August 1986 - #4 - 14 weeks
The Network Chart: 16 August 1986 - #3 - 13 weeks
Melody Maker: 23 August 1986 - #5 - 11 weeks
New Musical Express: 6 September 1986 - #4 - 9 weeks

USA
Radio & Records: 6 March 1987 - #1 (2) - 14 weeks
Billboard: 7 March 1987 - #1 (2) - 15 weeks
Cash Box: 7 March 1987 - #1 (2) - 21 weeks
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Postby Robbie » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:31 pm

A couple of records from 1986 that I liked: 'Let's Go All The Way' by Sly Fox and (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. The first time I saw the latter on Top Of the Pops back in 1986 I thought the lead singer of the band was sting! The lead singer looked a bit like him back then.
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Postby navi » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:01 pm

USA
Billboard: 7 March 1987 - #1 (2) - 15 weeks
a small correction - 19 weeks within hot 100
My year(s) in lists by Ivan (2008 - 2013)
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Postby trebor » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:10 pm

Some additions:

Italy: RAI Hitparade (RAI/RAI Stereodue/L.C.M. [Nielsen])

#76
Double: "The Captain Of Her Heart"
1 February 1986
13 - 8 - 7 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 9 - 16 - 16 - out
15 weeks - Peak #3

William Pitt: "City Lights"
6 June 1987
20 - 20 - out
2 weeks - Peak #20

#78
Nu Shooz: "I Can't Wait"
30 August 1986
12 - 16 - 7 - 7 - 11 - 14 - 19 - out
7 weeks - Peak #7
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Postby Passing_Strang » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:04 pm

Guys, thank you very much for additions and corrections - will add them ASAP :)

For several next days at the very least I'll be unable to post anything, so let me wish everyone Happy New Year and all the very best in 2019! Let the coming year be better and for all of us :D
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