1983 John’s Monthly (week by week) charts

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I’m biased but 1983 was just fabulous for great big pop singles, and fun videos. Witnesses up next:

27th DEC 1983

Christmas week and TV overload, especially film classics, and also the debut of a new sitcom called Cheers. Where everybody, NORM!, knows your name, apparently. Morn in Deep Space 9 was an anagrammatic tribute to a classic TV series character. One of the greatest (gorgeous) Christmas classics re-enters at 2 for Greg Lake, first time to return (but not the last, see my 2013 Christmas number one!), but is held off by the singalong anthem from Slade, My Oh My, only their second ever number one – even Merry Christmas Everybody (at 7 this week) peaked at 3 first-time round!

Frida goes top 30, one of her few solo (ish) trips into the top half of the chart (and B.A. Robertsons’ 6th time). Little did we know that Abba were no more….sob! Malcolm McLaren quacks his way into the 40, leaving his Sex Pistol days far behind, and Kool And The Gang get the latest in a very long string of hits, most of them sounding like the previous ones albeit in a mildly pleasant fashion. Ditto George Benson. Lionel Richie follows-up a classic with a great moody dance single, Raf Ravenscroft (of the greatest-ever sax solo of all-time on Baker Street fame) has his own minor moment, and things get a bit gay with Gloria Gaynor and The Weather Girls tickling the chart under-belly. Compared to Roland Rat and Dennis Waterman, they are Mozart. I can only assume I was short on records that week as they are both TV-inspired drivel. I mean, really baaaaad drivel. What. Was. I. Thinking!

1 ( 2 ) MY OH MY Slade
2 ( NEW ) I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake
3 ( 1 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
4 ( 4 ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
5 ( 14 ) MARGUERITA TIME Status Quo
6 ( 12 ) PIPES OF PEACE Paul McCartney
7 ( 7 ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
8 ( 3 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
9 ( 5 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
10 ( 6 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson

11 ( 9 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
12 ( 20 ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders
13 ( 16 ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
14 ( 18 ) READ ‘EM AND WEEP Barry Manilow
15 ( 10 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
16 ( 11 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
17 ( 17 ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
18 ( 15 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
19 ( 8 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
20 ( 39 ) COLD AS CHRISTMAS Elton John

21 ( 13 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
22 ( 30 ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley
23 ( 26 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
24 ( 19 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
25 ( 29 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
26 ( 22 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
27 ( 50 ) TIME (aka ARRIVAL) Frida and B.A. Robertson
28 ( 65 ) DUCK FOR THE OYSTER Malcolm McLaren
29 ( 57 ) CHRISTMAS SPECTRE The Jingle Belles
30 ( 32 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood

31 ( 25 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
32 ( 67 ) STRAIGHT AHEAD Kool And The Gang
33 ( 21 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
34 ( 34 ) ON A SUNDAY Nick Heyward
35 ( 23 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
36 ( 24 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
37 ( 55 ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson
38 ( 28 ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt
39 ( 42 ) THEME FROM TERRAHAWKS Terrahawks
40 ( 49 ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears

41 ( 27 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
42 ( 33 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
43 ( 31 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
44 ( 40 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
45 ( 44 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
46 ( 37 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
47 ( 35 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
48 ( 45 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
49 ( NEW ) RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT Lionel Richie
50 ( 36 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division

51 ( 38 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
52 ( 52 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( 53 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
54 ( 51 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
55 ( 63 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
56 ( 56 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
57 ( NEW ) MAXINE Raf Ravenscroft
58 ( 62 ) SWEET SURRENDER Rod Stewart
59 ( NEW ) DEAR SANTA The Weather Girls
60 ( 41 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera

61 ( NEW ) RAT RAPPING Roland Rat
62 ( 43 ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange
63 ( NEW ) I AM WHAT I AM Gloria Gaynor
64 ( 47 ) CLUB FANTASTIC MEGAMIX Wham!
65 ( 59 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
66 ( 71 ) TRUE LOVE Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
67 ( 46 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
68 ( NEW ) STEAMHAMMER SAM Interferon
69 ( 66 ) MAMA Genesis
70 ( 48 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics

71 ( 54 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
72 ( NEW ) BIRD OF PARADISE Snowy White
73 ( 58 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
74 ( NEW ) LOVE IS A WONDERFUL COLOUR The Icicle Works
75 ( NEW ) WHAT ARE WE GONNA GET ‘ER INDOORS Dennis Waterman and George Cole

TV
1 FAME (film)
2 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (film)
3 M*A*S*H
4 Cheers
5 IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (film)
6 Top Of The Pops: 20th Anniversary show
7 The Phil Silvers Show
8 The Early Beatles
9 A Kick Up The 80’s
10 Soap
11 MIDNIGHT COWBOY (film)
12 Bewitched
13 Lou Grant
14 The Rockford Files
15 The Prisoner
16 The Munsters
17 Best Of British Comedy
18 Doctor Who (2 eps)
19 Grange Hill (2 eps)
20 Best Of Film 83

20th DEC 1983

Second week at the top for Culture Club and a haunting lead-in to a jolly Christmas (at least Slade gives that impression in the Top 10). Pipes Of Peace shoots up 34 places, Quo’s party 22 places, and Manilow 15 for a mature-looking Top 20. One of Olivia’s final singles (not a hit) reverses falls to climb 75 to twist it’s way up to 26. The fabulous Yes single criminally peaks at 26, the Trevor Horn-produced epic rock track really should have been top 3. I need an excuse to re-chart it!

Highest new entry is Nick Heyward, just behind a slowly-climbing Trevor Horn-produced new band who were relaxing in a naughty fashion. I wonder how it will do in 1984.…! There were precious few Christmas hits in those days, and most were new: 3 in fact, one of them very obscure! Lowest entry is from the late Bing Crosby and recently-late (Princess) Grace Kelly, from a classic movie and later covered by Elton & Kiki, Elton in the meantime is as Cold As Christmas. Step Into Christmas is a better sentiment though, as the former isn‘t really a Christmas song despite the title!

1 ( 1 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
2 ( 3 ) MY OH MY Slade
3 ( 4 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
4 ( 13 ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
5 ( 5 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
6 ( 2 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
7 ( 14 ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
8 ( 10 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
9 ( 9 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
10 ( 6 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba

11 ( 11 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
12 ( 46 ) PIPES OF PEACE Paul McCartney
13 ( 8 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
14 ( 36 ) MARGUERITA TIME Status Quo
15 ( 15 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
16 ( 23 ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
17 ( 19 ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
18 ( 33 ) READ ‘EM AND WEEP Barry Manilow
19 ( 12 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
20 ( 30 ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders

21 ( 7 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
22 ( 16 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
23 ( 20 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
24 ( 18 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
25 ( 22 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
26 ( 75 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
27 ( 17 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
28 ( 40 ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt
29 ( 38 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
30 ( 36 ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley

31 ( 26 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
32 ( 48 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
33 ( 24 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
34 ( NEW ) ON A SUNDAY Nick Heyward
35 ( 25 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
36 ( 21 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
37 ( 31 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
38 ( 27 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
39 ( 63 ) COLD AS CHRISTMAS Elton John
40 ( 44 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police

41 ( 29 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
42 ( 54 ) THEME FROM TERRAHAWKS Terrahawks
43 ( 50 ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange
44 ( 41 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
45 ( 45 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
46 ( 28 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
47 ( 53 ) CLUB FANTASTIC MEGAMIX Wham!
48 ( 39 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
49 ( 56 ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears
50 ( 58 ) TIME (aka ARRIVAL) Frida and B.A. Robertson

51 ( 47 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
52 ( 52 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
54 ( 35 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
55 ( 61 ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson
56 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
57 ( NEW ) CHRISTMAS SPECTRE The Jingle Belles
58 ( 42 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
59 ( 32 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
60 ( 60 ) YOU’RE IN MY HEART David Essex

61 ( 34 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
62 ( 70 ) SWEET SURRENDER Rod Stewart
63 ( 57 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
64 ( 64 ) HOLIDAY ROAD Lyndsey Buckingham
65 ( NEW ) DUCK FOR THE OYSTER Malcolm McLaren
66 ( 62 ) MAMA Genesis
67 ( NEW ) STRAIGHT AHEAD Kool And The Gang
68 ( 43 ) BARK AT THE MOON Ozzy Osbourne
69 ( 73 ) CRUMBLIN’ DOWN John Cougar Mellencamp
70 ( 65 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John

71 ( NEW ) TRUE LOVE Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
72 ( 49 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
73 ( 74 ) SMILE Will Powers
74 ( 59 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
75 ( 66 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie

TV
1 MONKEY BUSINESS (Marx Brothers film)
2 MASH
3 Soap
4 Top Of The Pops
5 Entertainment USA
6 CAPRICORN ONE (film)
7 The Addams Family/ The Munsters
8 PIRHANA (film)
9 The Phil Silvers Show
10 ROLLERBALL (film)

13th DEC 1983

Third number one for Culture Club, by far their best ballad, affecting and powerful. Very much in emote mood, with Slade, Thompson Twins and Cliff (for 15 years of top 10 hits to that point). Tracey Ullman covers Doris Day movie theme classic, her greatest moment was still to come when The Simpsons spun-off her TV show.

Highest new entry is Slade, back not for the first time on it’s 10th anniversary, and not for the last time (see 40th anniversary entry in 2013!) – but the highest proper new track is Barry Manilow with an unlikely (yet so right) cover of Meatloaf. Quo back with another party hit, Macca back with a new year wartime message anthem, Frida comes back with an Abba instrumental (plus new words) and Terrahawks TV show theme pops in mostly cos I chuckled constantly at Zelda one-liners in the show and it’s parodies of The Beatles, Richard III and others. Talking of TV, Dallas starts to enter it’s classic phase and pops in my TV chart – JR one-liners were the main appeal, of course, often hilarious. Dynasty, it’s main rival, was dreary and had no sense of self-parody or humour.

1 ( 3 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
2 ( 1 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
3 ( 4 ) MY OH MY Slade
4 ( 5 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
5 ( 7 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
6 ( 2 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
7 ( 10 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
8 ( 17 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
9 ( 15 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
10 ( 14 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman

11 ( 9 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
12 ( 6 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
13 ( 29 ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
14 ( NEW ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
15 ( 11 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
16 ( 8 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
17 ( 36 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
18 ( 13 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
19 ( 42 ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
20 ( 16 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure

21 ( 12 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
22 ( 22 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
23 ( 43 ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
24 ( 24 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
25 ( 18 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
26 ( 28 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
27 ( 21 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
28 ( 20 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
29 ( 19 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
30 ( 75 ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders

31 ( 31 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
32 ( 32 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
33 ( NEW ) READ ‘EM AND WEEP Barry Manilow
34 ( 30 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
35 ( 23 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
36 ( 40 ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley
37 ( NEW ) MARGARITA TIME Status Quo
38 ( 34 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
39 ( 33 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
40 ( 71 ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt

41 ( 35 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
42 ( 25 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
43 ( 53 ) BARK AT THE MOON Ozzy Osbourne
44 ( 26 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
45 ( 39 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
46 ( NEW ) PIPES OF PEACE Paul McCartney
47 ( 41 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
48 ( RE ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
49 ( 27 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
50 ( 60 ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 52 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( NEW ) CLUB FANTASTIC MEGAMIX Wham!
54 ( NEW ) THEME FROM TERRAHAWKS Terrahawks
55 ( 56 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 59 ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears
57 ( 44 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
58 ( NEW ) TIME (aka ARRIVAL) Frida and B.A. Robertson
59 ( 37 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
60 ( 73 ) YOU’RE IN MY HEART David Essex

61 ( 70 ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson
62 ( 55 ) MAMA Genesis
63 ( NEW ) COLD AS CHRISTMAS Elton John
64 ( 69 ) HOLIDAY ROAD Lyndsey Buckingham
65 ( 58 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
66 ( 48 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
67 ( 45 ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
68 ( 49 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
69 ( 62 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
70 ( NEW ) SWEET SURRENDER Rod Stewart

71 ( 47 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
72 ( 50 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
73 ( NEW ) CRUMBLIN’ DOWN John Cougar Mellencamp
74 ( NEW ) SMILE Will Powers
75 ( 46 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John

TV
1 The Twilight Zone (2 eps)
2 MASH
3 The Phil Silvers Show
4 Grange Hill (2 eps)
5 The Rockford Files
6 Entertainment USA
7 Taxi
8 The Day After (film)
9 Top Of The Pops
10 Dallas

6th DEC 1983

That ground-breaking Thriller video debuted this week and bang! Number One in my chart, Jacko’s second of the year and his 6th solo at that point. Slade were back with a vengeance, Culture Club had their 3rd Top 3 in a row, Paul Young 3rd Top 10, and The Beatles classic gave them the Top 10 (but not the number one they would have had back in the mid-60’s had I been charting). The Smiths go up to 13 with their classic debut, and Howard Jones is the highest new entry with his great pop single What Is Love. Huey Lewis meanwhile re-enters with his best record (but not best-known, that would be Power Of Love)

Bucks Fizz flop doesn’t flop here, and the US German hit Major Tom also doesn’t flop in my chart. 50’s star eartha Kitt purrs in with a club hit, Ozzy Barks a lot, and UB40 do a good cover of a Jimmy Cliff classic reggae non-hit. Oh, yes, The Pretenders pop in with their christmas gem – and it’s back in my chart again right now Dec 2013!

TV? Lots of 60’s shows, some 80’s stand-up, Gerry Anderson’s tongue-in-cheek Terrahawks and my soap of choice Grange Hill. I think I was missing school as I worked in the photofactory, shifting huge drums of chemicals and boxes of paper. A good day was when I got to drive to make deliveries of photos to Boots in Nottingham, or further afield…

1 ( 10 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
2 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
3 ( 12 ) VICTIMS Culture Club
4 ( 27 ) MY OH MY Slade
5 ( 5 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
6 ( 4 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
7 ( 19 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
8 ( 3 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
9 ( 9 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
10 ( 17 ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles

11 ( 22 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
12 ( 2 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
13 ( 16 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
14 ( 20 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
15 ( 49 ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
16 ( 6 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
17 ( RE ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
18 ( 7 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
19 ( 15 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
20 ( 23 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council

21 ( 11 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
22 ( 14 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
23 ( 8 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
24 ( 21 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
25 ( 25 ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
26 ( 13 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
27 ( 35 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
28 ( 31 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
29 ( NEW ) WHAT IS LOVE Howard Jones
30 ( 33 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly

31 ( 29 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
32 ( 40 ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds
33 ( 18 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
34 ( 36 ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
35 ( 24 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
36 ( 71 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
37 ( 67 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
38 ( 38 ) THAT’S ALL Genesis
39 ( 28 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
40 ( NEW ) I CAN HELP Elvis Presley

41 ( 32 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
42 ( NEW ) TELL HER ABOUT IT Billy Joel
43 ( NEW ) MANY RIVERS TO CROSS UB40
44 ( 30 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
45 ( 45 ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
46 ( 58 ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
47 ( 26 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
48 ( 41 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
49 ( 37 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
50 ( 39 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 60 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( NEW ) BARK AT THE MOON Ozzy Osbourne
54 ( 70 ) THE LIFEBOAT PARTY Kid Creole & The Coconuts
55 ( 46 ) MAMA Genesis
56 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
57 ( 63 ) ROCK THE MIDNIGHT David Grant
58 ( 48 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
59 ( NEW ) THE WAY YOU ARE Tears For Fears
60 ( NEW ) THAT’S LOVE THAT IT IS Blancmange

61 ( 44 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
62 ( 57 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
63 ( 34 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
64 ( 72 ) TERRY Kirsty MacColl
65 ( 42 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
66 ( 52 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
67 ( 61 ) SHARP DRESSED MAN ZZ Top
68 ( 53 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
69 ( NEW ) HOLIDAY ROAD Lyndsey Buckingham
70 ( NEW ) INSIDE LOVE George Benson

71 ( NEW ) WHERE IS MY MAN Eartha Kitt
72 ( 56 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
73 ( NEW ) YOU’RE IN MY HEART David Essex
74 ( 43 ) THE VOW Toyah
75 ( NEW ) 2000 MILES The Pretenders

TV
1 The Twilight Zone (2 eps)
2 MASH
3 Carrott’s Lib
4 The Bob Monkhouse Show (Joan Rivers)
5 The Phil Silvers Show (2 eps)
6 Top Of The Pops
7 Soap
8 The Munsters
9 Entertainment USA
10 Grange Hill (2 eps)
11 Barney Miller
12 Terrahawks
13 The Addams Family
14 The Avengers
15 Clive James On Television

29th Nov 1983

4th and final week at the top for Abba ** prior to the debut of the first extended promo video (Thriller) a few days later, Jacko enters the top 10 assisted by the great Vincent Price ** Thompson Twins finally get a Top 5 hit, probably their best single ** Tina goes top 10 for the first time in 10 years ** highest new entry the gorgeous Boy George ballad off the fab album Colour By Numbers ** rocketing into the top 20 The Smiths, a record still as fresh as the day it came out ** in at 17, The Beatles latest 20th anniversary reissue, and one of the first records my dad bought, it would have been a 60’s number one if I’d started charts a bit earlier ** 2 more early entries for Prince and ZZ Top, big hits of 84/85 ** at 75 a naughty dirty record. I do hope Mike Read doesn’t get to hear it…

TV: 1. The Twilight Zone 2. Time After Time (film) 3. Some Mothers Do Ave Em 4. Top Of The Pops 5. Soap 6. Lou Grant 7. Grange Hill 8. MASH 9. The Addams Family 10. Carrott’s Lib 11. The Avengers 12. Carry On Cowboy (film) 13. Entertainment USA 14. The Prisoner 15. The Munsters

1 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 2 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
3 ( 3 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
4 ( 15 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
5 ( 21 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
6 ( 5 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
7 ( 6 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
8 ( 12 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
9 ( 26 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
10 ( 16 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson

11 ( 9 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
12 ( NEW ) VICTIMS Culture Club
13 ( 4 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
14 ( 8 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
15 ( 18 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
16 ( 63 ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
17 ( NEW ) I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND The Beatles
18 ( 11 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
19 ( 24 ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
20 ( 54 ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman

21 ( 14 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
22 ( 25 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
23 ( 29 ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
24 ( 13 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
25 ( NEW ) LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince
26 ( 7 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
27 ( NEW ) MY OH MY Slade
28 ( 20 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
29 ( 10 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
30 ( 17 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran

31 ( 37 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
32 ( 23 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
33 ( 34 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
34 ( 19 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
35 ( 35 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
36 ( NEW ) ONLY YOU The Flying Pickets
37 ( 22 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
38 ( 48 ) THAT’S ALL Genesis
39 ( 27 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
40 ( NEW ) WATERFRONT Simple Minds

41 ( 33 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
42 ( 30 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
43 ( 40 ) THE VOW Toyah
44 ( 36 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
45 ( RE ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
46 ( 42 ) MAMA Genesis
47 ( 31 ) SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER The Motels
48 ( 46 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
49 ( NEW ) PLEASE DON’T FALL IN LOVE Cliff Richard
50 ( 28 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 44 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
53 ( 47 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
54 ( 32 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 38 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
57 ( 53 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
58 ( NEW ) TWIST OF FATE Olivia Newton-John
59 ( 41 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
60 ( 60 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

61 ( NEW ) SHARP DRESSED MAN ZZ Top
62 ( 43 ) 007″ Musical Youth
63 ( NEW ) ROCK THE MIDNIGHT David Grant
64 ( 39 ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
65 ( 45 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
66 ( 52 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
67 ( 59 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
68 ( 75 ) I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME Nik Kershaw
69 ( 49 ) JEALOUS LOVE Joboxers
70 ( NEW ) THE LIFEBOAT PARTY Kid Creole & The Coconuts

71 ( 72 ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
72 ( NEW ) TERRY Kirsty MacColl
73 ( 58 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
74 ( 50 ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie
75 ( NEW ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood

22nd Nov 1983

I suspect my Abba bias is the only reason Joy Division weren’t getting that deserved number one this week, but 2 was a good peak anyway ** My relief at having a decent Shaky record at long last must have flattered the chart position a tad! ** The great Stevie (Fleetwood Mac) Nicks gets one of many solo Top 20 hits – her solo career is almost as good as her Mac contributions. Pity the UK singles buyer never agreed ** Thriller had yet to be officially released, and the promised mega-video yet to air, so it was climbing slowly due to delayed release date. Also (1 or 2 years way) ahead of UK chart action, new entries from Nik Kershaw & Pat Benatar, and a debut from osbcure forgotten band The Smiths. Pat & Smiths are classic singles, just brilliant ** chart amusement as Bowie has 3 tracks side by side.

It was the 20th anniversary of Dr Who. TV chart therefore: 1. Dr Who: The Five Doctors (oh the nostalgia seeing Jamie & Zoe again with Patrick Troughton!) 2. MASH 3. Soap 4. Phil Silvers Show 5. Carrotts Lib 6. Twilight Zone 7. Top Of The Pops 8. Dad’s Army 9. Grange Hill 10. The Addams Family

1 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 4 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
3 ( 14 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
4 ( 5 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
5 ( 8 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
6 ( 3 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
7 ( 9 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
8 ( 2 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
9 ( 30 ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones
10 ( 12 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates

11 ( 17 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
12 ( 15 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
13 ( 6 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
14 ( 11 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
15 ( 33 ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
16 ( 20 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
17 ( 7 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
18 ( 27 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
19 ( 23 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
20 ( 13 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club

21 ( 70 ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins
22 ( 10 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
23 ( 16 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
24 ( NEW ) LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE Paul Young
25 ( 25 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
26 ( RE ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
27 ( 22 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
28 ( 18 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC
29 ( NEW ) A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART The Style Council
30 ( 35 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant

31 ( 39 ) SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER The Motels
32 ( 21 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
33 ( 26 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
34 ( 67 ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
35 ( 64 ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
36 ( 28 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
37 ( 45 ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
38 ( 19 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
39 ( 53 ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
40 ( 72 ) THE VOW Toyah

41 ( 24 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
42 ( 34 ) MAMA Genesis
43 ( 31 ) 007″ Musical Youth
44 ( 29 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
45 ( 32 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
46 ( 42 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
47 ( 36 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
48 ( NEW ) THAT’S ALL Genesis
49 ( 41 ) JEALOUS LOVE Joboxers
50 ( 58 ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 38 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
53 ( 48 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
54 ( NEW ) MOVE OVER DARLING Tracey Ullman
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 59 ) I’M SORRY Hot Chocolate
57 ( 57 ) THE ENTERTAINER The Belle Stars
58 ( 37 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
59 ( NEW ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
60 ( 60 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

61 ( 47 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
62 ( 56 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
63 ( NEW ) THIS CHARMING MAN The Smiths
64 ( 46 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
65 ( 40 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones
66 ( 61 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
67 ( 62 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
68 ( 52 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis
69 ( 75 ) DANCING IN THE DARK Kim Wilde
70 ( NEW ) LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD Pat Benatar

71 ( 49 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
72 ( NEW ) THE RULES OF THE GAME Bucks Fizz
73 ( 71 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
74 ( 44 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
75 ( NEW ) I WON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME Nik Kershaw

15th Nov 1983

The Cure get the second of a long run of Top 10 hits ** Shaky rockets into the Top 20 with his best single, quite possibly, and an actual rarity to make my Top 20… ** Limahl survives the bitter Kajagoogoo split and keeps on promoting crappy haircuts for the benefit of future generations of hairdressers and misguided young people ** Kenny & Dolly finally make the Top 40 after simmering the Gibbs song a few weeks ** The very last great Stones single ever jumps in at 30, following the Tube’s Muriel Grey slagging off of the video ** the trend for androgyny peaks with Marilyn entering the Top 40. Mostly long hair, cheekbones and vitriol, as I recall, vs Boy George.

TV: 1. Hill Street Blues 2. Soap 3. The Phil Silvers Show 4. MASH 5. The Avengers (60’s rpt) 6. Carrotts Lib 7. Top Of The Pops 8. Carry On Cleo (film) 9. Entertainment USA 10. Grange Hill 11. The Prisoner 12. The Munsters 13. ELO In Concert 14. Horizon 15. The World At War 16. Reamington Steele (Pierce Brosnan detective fluff) 17. House Calls 18. Terrahawks (Zelda was great) 19. The Dick Van Dyke Show (60’s rpt) 20. Chicago Teddy Bears

1 ( 1 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 2 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
3 ( 7 ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
4 ( 10 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
5 ( 9 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
6 ( 3 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
7 ( 5 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
8 ( 17 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
9 ( 18 ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
10 ( 4 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)

11 ( 6 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
12 ( 16 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
13 ( 8 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
14 ( 48 ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
15 ( 39 ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
16 ( 13 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
17 ( 31 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
18 ( 27 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC
19 ( 12 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
20 ( 23 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson

21 ( 11 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
22 ( 15 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
23 ( 32 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
24 ( 14 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
25 ( 45 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
26 ( 26 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
27 ( 34 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
28 ( 22 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
29 ( 19 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
30 ( NEW ) UNDERCOVER OF THE NIGHT The Rolling Stones

31 ( 44 ) 007″ Musical Youth
32 ( 25 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
33 ( NEW ) CALLING YOUR NAME Marilyn
34 ( 29 ) MAMA Genesis
35 ( 35 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
36 ( 21 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
37 ( 20 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
38 ( 33 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
39 ( RE ) SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER The Motels
40 ( 28 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones

41 ( NEW ) JEALOUS LOVE Joboxers
42 ( 40 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
43 ( 24 ) SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch
44 ( 36 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
45 ( NEW ) OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Yes
46 ( 56 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
47 ( 63 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
48 ( 46 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
49 ( 38 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
50 ( 64 ) LICK IT UP Kiss

51 ( 51 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 30 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis
53 ( 61 ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
54 ( 37 ) OVER AND OVER Shalamar
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 42 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
57 ( NEW ) THE ENTERTAINER The Belle Stars
58 ( 58 ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie
59 ( 60 ) I’M SORRY Hot Chocolate
60 ( 59 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

61 ( 52 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
62 ( 54 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
63 ( 47 ) THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL
64 ( NEW ) ATMOSPHERICS: LISTEN TO THE RADIO Tom Robinson
65 ( 50 ) COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young
66 ( 43 ) CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog
67 ( NEW ) NEVER NEVER The Assembly
68 ( 66 ) TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate
69 ( 75 ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot
70 ( NEW ) HOLD ME NOW The Thompson Twins

71 ( 69 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
72 ( NEW ) THE VOW Toyah
73 ( 57 ) SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O.
74 ( 68 ) CHINA GIRL David Bowie
75 ( NEW ) DANCING IN THE DARK Kim Wilde

8th Nov 1983

Finally getting a belated UK single release to promote a greatest hits package, we were oblivious to the fact that Abba were over. Still, it was an instant number one for me even though it was nowhere close to being one of my fave album tracks, Eagle was the one I wanted!

Billy Joel hits 2, not for the last time, but he never went all the way, aahhh! ** Madness shoot in at 7 with what turned out to be the last of their run of fun pop singles, it was to be serious stuff after this ** Police get another Top 10 hit (as always) with a frantic rock track, and Joy Division go Top 10. ** Hall & Oates tended to have big US hits and minor UK hits (or flops), I tended to agree with the USA – white pop soul of the highest standards ** ELO, like Abba, were also (virtually, bar one more minor hit) over as a chart force. I didn’t care, they were just out of chart fashion as far as I was concerned they still made great singles ** The recently departed (very sadly) Karen Carpenter had one more new track to go Top 20.

TV chart-time: 1. Carry On Up The Khyber (film cheese classic) 2. MASH 3. The Phil Silvers Show 4. Soap 5. Carrott’s Lib 6. Top Of The Pops 7. Lou Grant (newspaper drama spin-off from Mary Tyler Moore sitcom, quality stuff) 8. Entertainment USA 9. The Munsters (60’s rpt) 10. Grange Hill 11. Barney Miller 12. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (60’s rpt) 13. The Prisoner (60’s rpt) 14. Frida – Something Going On (Phil Collins and Frida doing the album) 15. The Tube

1 ( NEW ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
2 ( 5 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
3 ( 1 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
4 ( 2 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
5 ( 4 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
6 ( 3 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
7 ( NEW ) THE SUN AND THE RAIN Madness
8 ( 6 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
9 ( 28 ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
10 ( 15 ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division

11 ( 13 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
12 ( 7 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
13 ( 11 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
14 ( 8 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
15 ( 9 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
16 ( 34 ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
17 ( 29 ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
18 ( NEW ) FOUR LITTLE DIAMONDS E.L.O.
19 ( 10 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode
20 ( 25 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters

21 ( 12 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
22 ( 21 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
23 ( 23 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
24 ( 16 ) SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch
25 ( 17 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
26 ( 22 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
27 ( 75 ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC
28 ( 18 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones
29 ( 24 ) MAMA Genesis
30 ( 45 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis

31 ( 69 ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
32 ( 70 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks
33 ( 27 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
34 ( 72 ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
35 ( 37 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
36 ( 36 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
37 ( 40 ) OVER AND OVER Shalamar
38 ( 14 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
39 ( NEW ) ONLY FOR LOVE Limahl
40 ( 33 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John

41 ( 20 ) LOVE WILL FIND A WAY David Grant
42 ( 19 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
43 ( 26 ) CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog
44 ( 47 ) 007″ Musical Youth
45 ( 46 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
46 ( 44 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
47 ( 31 ) THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL
48 ( NEW ) CRY JUST A LITTLE BIT Shakin’ Stevens
49 ( 30 ) LOVE ON A FARM BOY’S WAGES XTC
50 ( 38 ) COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young

51 ( 50 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
52 ( 43 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
53 ( 32 ) TILL YOU COME BACK TO ME Leo Sayer
54 ( 48 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
55 ( 55 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 56 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
57 ( 41 ) SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O.
58 ( NEW ) WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT David Bowie
59 ( 58 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
60 ( NEW ) I’M SORRY Hot Chocolate

61 ( NEW ) A MESS OF BLUES Status Quo
62 ( 49 ) ZIGGY STARDUST/ SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus
63 ( 42 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
64 ( NEW ) LICK IT UP Kiss
65 ( 35 ) LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz
66 ( 52 ) TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate
67 ( 68 ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
68 ( 63 ) CHINA GIRL David Bowie
69 ( 62 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
70 ( 39 ) SISTER SURPRISE Gary Numan

71 ( NEW ) DESTINATION ZULULAND King Kurt
72 ( 65 ) WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police
73 ( 60 ) CLUB TROPICANA Wham!
74 ( 67 ) WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics
75 ( NEW ) CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE Quiet Riot

1st November 1983

Tracey Ullman returns to the top as Culture Club starts to become over-familiar. Carly Simon guests and gets to number 2 for the latest in her regular 5-year appearances in the chart which started in 1973 and continued to 1987. It’s a strange record, but appealing in a tongue-in-cheek fashion (Will was a woman for a start!). The great video flatters the otherwise not bad Jacko/Macca single before one outbid the other for his back catalogue to lifelong bitterness! Huge jump for one of Duran’s best (albeit lesser-known) hits, while Billy does Four Seasons affectionate pastiche and gets mega-hit shock.

Elsewhere, Joy Division return after a 3-year break with a classic re-issue. I say break, it was kind of enforced and permanent..
Tina Turner sneaks in at the bottom on the back of a certain “Tube” appearance which proved sensational and career-making for her. Who needs Ike after all, Heaven 17 did very nicely (aka BEF).

TV charts a la john: 1. Comic Strip: 5 Go Mad On Mescalin (fab!) 2. Hill Street Blues (hugely influential and fab police soap-drama) 3. The Avengers (60’s rpt) 4. Carrott’s Lib 5. Entertainment USA 6. The Addams Family (60’s rpt) 7. Top Of The Pops 8. The Phil Silvers Show (50’s rpt) 9. The Twilight Zone (60’s rpt) 10. Grange Hill 11. Barney Miller (US sitcom copshow) 12. The Prisoner (60’s rpt) 13. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (60’s rpt) 14. Submariners (film) 15. Kenny Everett TV Show

Yes, it was all about classic TV for me in 1983 as new TV was decidedly uninspired, so much so that a kids drama show was the second best British thing (barring music/variety shows) on telly. All the famous ones are 20 years old at least….!

1 ( 2 ) THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman
2 ( 8 ) KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon)
3 ( 9 ) SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
4 ( 37 ) UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran
5 ( 12 ) UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel
6 ( 1 ) KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club
7 ( 6 ) KISS THE BRIDE Elton John
8 ( 10 ) HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew
9 ( 4 ) THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats
10 ( 3 ) LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode

11 ( 7 ) DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees
12 ( 5 ) BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward
13 ( 20 ) PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40
14 ( 14 ) YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks
15 ( NEW ) LOVE WILL TEAR US APART Joy Division
16 ( 16 ) SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch
17 ( 17 ) UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth)
18 ( 13 ) NEW SONG Howard Jones
19 ( 24 ) MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply
20 ( 26 ) LOVE WILL FIND A WAY David Grant

21 ( 15 ) BLUE MONDAY New Order
22 ( 11 ) ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie
23 ( 33 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
24 ( 19 ) MAMA Genesis
25 ( 30 ) MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters
26 ( 28 ) CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog
27 ( 18 ) MODERN LOVE David Bowie
28 ( NEW ) SYNCHRONICITY II The Police
29 ( NEW ) THE LOVE CATS The Cure
30 ( 35 ) LOVE ON A FARM BOY’S WAGES XTC

31 ( 23 ) THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL
32 ( 21 ) TILL YOU COME BACK TO ME Leo Sayer
33 ( 29 ) I’M STILL STANDING Elton John
34 ( NEW ) SAY IT ISN’T SO Daryl Hall & John Oates
35 ( 27 ) LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz
36 ( 51 ) FLAMING SWORD Care
37 ( 68 ) PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant
38 ( 25 ) COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young
39 ( 55 ) SISTER SURPRISE Gary Numan
40 ( 56 ) OVER AND OVER Shalamar

41 ( 34 ) SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O.
42 ( 42 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News
43 ( 36 ) WINGS OF A DOVE Madness
44 ( 41 ) MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield
45 ( 48 ) WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis
46 ( 46 ) ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
47 ( 64 ) 007″ Musical Youth
48 ( 38 ) REBEL RUN Toyah
49 ( NEW ) ZIGGY STARDUST/ SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus
50 ( 50 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie

51 ( 22 ) 68 GUNS The Alarm
52 ( 45 ) TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate
53 ( 32 ) IN YOUR EYES George Benson
54 ( 40 ) EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY Melanie
55 ( 54 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
56 ( 61 ) TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant
57 ( 31 ) MIDNIGHT AT THE LOST AND FOUND Meatloaf
58 ( 57 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
59 ( NEW ) MICRO KID Level 42
60 ( 49 ) CLUB TROPICANA Wham!

61 ( 44 ) RED RED WINE UB40
62 ( 59 ) WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz
63 ( 63 ) CHINA GIRL David Bowie
64 ( 39 ) MOTOR MANIA Roman Holliday
65 ( 62 ) WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police
66 ( 53 ) LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council
67 ( 58 ) WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics
68 ( NEW ) LET’S STAY TOGETHER Tina Turner
69 ( NEW ) RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE Eurythmics
70 ( 66 ) IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks

71 ( 70 ) EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police
72 ( NEW ) OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera
73 ( NEW ) 20TH CENTURY BOY Girlschool
74 ( 43 ) DON’T FORGET TO DANCE The Kinks
75 ( NEW ) THAT WAS THEN BUT THIS IS NOW ABC

OCTOBER 1983

Plenty of pop classics in here, and plenty still famous and regularly re-charting tracks. From my point of view it was all about Siouxsie & that fab video in Venice for a Beatles (John Lennon) cover that’s actually better than the original. Boy George managed to peak (so catchy it sold a million) and New Order (also a million seller) peaked just short of the top, leapfrogged by Tracey Ullman, who not only gave the world The Simpsons, she gave the great Kirsty Maccoll her first huge hit (as songwriter), so good that another Beatle (Paul McCartney) popped up in the video. Not to mention Nick Heyward and his “it’s got 3 great hooks” Blue Hat. These days it would be split into 3 very repetitive hits. Elton wants to kiss the bride, too – right, sure he does! – and Lionel had a golden moment along with Men Without Hats both popping up to 4.

4th Oct chart

DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees 1 1 3 7
MODERN LOVE David Bowie 2 7 11 18
KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 3 2 2 1
BLUE MONDAY New Order 4 3 7 15
MAMA Genesis 5 10 13 19
REBEL RUN Toyah 6 11 23 38
THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman 7 4 1 2
COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young 8 12 17 25
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL 9 8 15 23
TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate 10 17 40 45

SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O. 11 20 30 34
RED RED WINE UB40 12 22 35 44
BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward 13 6 6 5
CHANCE Big Country 14 31 51 73
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 15 19 22 29
WINGS OF A DOVE Madness 16 24 32 36
KISS THE BRIDE Elton John 17 14 9 6
LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode 18 5 5 3
NEW SONG Howard Jones 19 9 8 13
EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY Melanie 20 13 24 40

SOMEONE BELONGING TO SOMEONE The Bee Gees 21 41
(YOU SAID) YOU’D GIMME SOME MORE K.C. & The Sunshine Band 22 48
MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 23 29 37 41
DOLCE VITA Ryan Paris 24 54 70
WHAT AM I GONNA DO (WITH YOU) Rod Stewart 25 45
CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 26 35 42 49
THE BIG APPLE Kajagoogoo 27 47 57
LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council 28 36 44 53
TELEFONE (LONG DISTANCE LOVE) Sheena Easton 29 16 29 52
TAHITI (THEME FROM MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY) David Essex 30 34 46 72

GO DEH YAKA (GO TO THE TOP) Monyaka 31 27 41 47
BAD DAY Carmel 32 42 55 71
BODY WORK Hot Streak 33 46 74
OL’ RAG BLUES Status Quo 34 28 60
68 GUNS The Alarm 35 26 26 22
LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz 36 32 27 27
SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles 37 56
EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 38 43 50 67
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 39 53 66 74
THRILLER Michael Jackson 40 40 36 33

CRUSHED BY THE WHEELS OF INDUSTRY Heaven 17 41
THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 42 66
WHAT I GOT IS WHAT YOU NEED Unique 43 61
WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 44 63
SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch 45 23 18 16
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 46 51 53 58
MIDNIGHT AT THE LOST AND FOUND Meatloaf 47 25 25 31
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth) 48 39 20 17
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 49 50 49 50
SAY SAY SAY Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson 50 44 10 9

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 51 52 59 59
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 52 57 61 62
ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 53 67
DR. HECKYLL AND MR. JIVE Men At Work 54
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 55 55 54 54
RIDERS ON THE STORM Annabel Lamb 56
HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) The Rocksteady Crew 57 21 19 10
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 58 60 62 63
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 59 58 58 57
SOUL INSIDE Soft Cell 60 69

NEVER SAY DIE (GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE) Cliff Richard 61
TOUR DE FRANCE Kraftwerk 62
(SHE’S) SEXY + 17 The Stray Cats 63
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 64 64 72
GOLD Spandau Ballet 65 65
MOTOR MANIA Roman Holliday 66 62 52 39
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 67 68 71 70
BIG LOG Robert Plant 68 73
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 69
IN YOUR EYES George Benson 70 49 38 32

OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 71 71
CONFUSION New Order 72
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 73 72
KISSING WITH CONFIDENCE Will Powers (with Carly Simon) 74 30 12 8
DANCE IT UP Matt Fretton 75

11th Oct new entries

ALL NIGHT LONG Lionel Richie 15 4 11
THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats 18 14 4
TILL YOU COME BACK TO ME Leo Sayer 33 31 21
LOVE WILL FIND A WAY David Grant 37 34 26
CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE Agnetha Faltskog 38 33 28
PROMISES PROMISES Naked Eyes 59 47 60
SITTING AT THE WHEEL The Moody Blues 70 69
CAN’T STOP RUNNING Space Monkey 74 63
GET SOME THERAPY Steve Wright 75

18th Oct new entries

YOU REALLY GOT ME The Kinks 16 14
UPTOWN GIRL Billy Joel 21 12
MAKING LOVE (OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL) Air Supply 28 24
MAKE BELIEVE IT’S YOUR FIRST TIME The Carpenters 39 30
DON’T FORGET TO DANCE The Kinks 43 43
HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News 45 42
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 48 46
OVER AND OVER Shalamar 56 56
007″ Musical Youth 64 64
ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER The Fixx 65 65
PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME CRY UB40 67 20
AUTODRIVE Herbie Hancock 68
POP GOES MY LOVE Freeez 73
SUPERMAN (GIOLA JOUEL) Black Lace 75

25th Oct new entries

LOVE ON A FARM BOY’S WAGES XTC 35
UNION OF THE SNAKE Duran Duran 37
WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL China Crisis 48
FLAMING SWORD Care 51
SISTER SURPRISE Gary Numan 55
TILL I CAN’T TAKE LOVE NO MORE Eddy Grant 61
IF ANYONE FALLS Stevie Nicks 66
PUSS ‘N’ BOOTS Adam Ant 68
SUDDNELY LAST SUMMER The Motels 69
FANTASY REAL Phil Fearon & Galaxy 75

SEPTEMBER 1983

Summer was closing, I was commuting to my parents NAAFI in Winchester at weeeknds, and working in Mansfield Colourcare photolab factory during the week. Madness’ delightful gospel ska chorus was as joyous as Genesis’ best-ever record was menacing and disturbing, but so exciting. Bowie’s trio of Nile Rodgers’ Number Ones was completed as near-misses from New Order, UB40, and Paul Young failed to break the deadlock of former Number Ones, there were so many great ex-toppers pushed down too soon.

6th September chart

WINGS OF A DOVE Madness 1 3 7 9
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 2 2 6 10
MAMA Genesis 3 1 1 2
LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council 4 9 13 19
CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 5 7 10 14
RED RED WINE UB40 6 4 5 7
BAD DAY Carmel 7 5 8 15
WHAT AM I GONNA DO (WITH YOU) Rod Stewart 8 6 9 12
THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 9 15 15 25
EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 10 16 16 23

MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 11 14 17 18
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 12 12 14 22
DISAPPEARING ACT Shalamar 13 20 26 48
COME DANCING The Kinks 14 29 50
TOUR DE FRANCE Kraftwerk 15 10 21 40
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 16 23 28 38
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 17 25 33 46
ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 18 21 24 34
SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles 19 18 12 11
WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 20 22 29 31

THE CROWN Gary Byrd & The GB Experience 21 31 45 74
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 22 30 42 66
BIG LOG Robert Plant 23 36 46 58
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 24 32 36 45
(SHE’S) SEXY + 17 The Stray Cats 25 28 19 32
WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT (MY LOVE) Galaxy 26 49 62
GIVE IT SOME EMOTION Tracie 27 43 73
BLUE WORLD The Moody Blues 28 47
GOLD Spandau Ballet 29 34 37 41
DON’T CRY Asia 30 50

JOHNNY FRIENDLY Joboxers 31 26 25 51
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 32 39 43 53
RIGHT NOW The Creatures 33 45 58
WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 34 41 51 71
COME BACK AND STAY Paul Young 35 11 4 4
NEVER SAY DIE (GIVE A LITTLE BIT MORE) Cliff Richard 36 24 23 39
ROCK OF AGES Def Leppard 37 54
SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O. 38 35 35 6
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 39 40 41 44
TONIGHT I CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack 40 42 61

FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 41 44 54 65
LOVE BLONDE Kim Wilde 42 58
FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 43 56
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 44 46 49 52
RIDERS ON THE STORM Annabel Lamb 45 33 27 21
THE WALK The Cure 46 55 70
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 47 51 55 62
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 48 48 48 49
CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 49 59 59
IOU Freeez 50 63

THE BORDER America 51 72
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 52 52 53 54
SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT Split Enz 53 65
WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Agnetha Faltskog 54
FORBIDDEN COLOURS Sylvian & Sakamoto 55 61
BALLERINA (PRIMA DONNA) Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 56
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 57 57 57 59
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 58 73
JUST OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN H2O 59
STAND BACK Stevie Nicks 60 60

OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 61 62 64 67
BLUE MONDAY New Order 62 68 39 5
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 63 67 68 70
FREAK Bruce Foxton 64
INDIAN SUMMER The Belle Stars 65
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 66 66 66 72
WATCHING The Thompson Twins 67
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 68 70
WARRIORS Gary Numan 69 27 20 42
PRIME TIME Haircut 100 70

IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls 71
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 72 71
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 73 74
CONFUSION New Order 74 53 22 35
CHANCE Big Country 75 19 18 16

13th Sept new entries

MODERN LOVE David Bowie 8 2 1
DOLCE VITA Ryan Paris 13 11 13
KARMA CHAMELEON Culture Club 17 3 3
CRUSHED BY THE WHEELS OF INDUSTRY Heaven 17 37 31 26
OL’ RAG BLUES Status Quo 38 38 36
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION The Truth 64 32 47
TELEFONE (LONG DISTANCE LOVE) Sheena Easton 69 63 29
BAND OF GOLD Sylvester 75

20th Sept new entries

TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE Hot Chocolate 30 17
THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG PIL 34 20
THE BIG APPLE Kajagoogoo 40 30
DEAR PRUDENCE Siouxsie & The Banshees 44 28
(YOU SAID) YOU’D GIMME SOME MORE K.C. & The Sunshine Band 47 27
DR. HECKYLL AND MR. JIVE Men At Work 52 33
EVERY BREATH OF THE WAY Melanie 56 56
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Donna Summer (with Musical Youth) 60 57
GO DEH YAKA (GO TO THE TOP) Monyaka 65 37
THE SAFETY DANCE Men Without Hats 67
SOMETHING’S WRONG IN PARADISE Kid Creole & The Coconuts 69 63
SOMEONE BELONGING TO SOMEONE The Bee Gees 71 24
TAHITI (THEME FROM MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY) David Essex 72 43
SUPERSTAR (BILLIE JEAN) Lydia Murdoch 74 68
LOVE IN ITSELF Depeche Mode 75

27th Sept new entries

REBEL RUN Toyah 8
THEY DON’T KNOW Tracey Ullman 50
WHAT I GOT IS WHAT YOU NEED Unique 55
BLUE HAT FOR A BLUE DAY Nick Heyward 60
LONDON TOWN Bucks Fizz 61
BODY WORK Hot Streak 64
SOUL INSIDE Soft Cell 69
LET THEM ALL TALK Elvis Costello 73
ROCK THE WORLD Crown Heights Affair 75

AUGUST 1983

The gorgeous Long Hot Summer was a reality, as The Style Council’s equally gorgeous record throbbed to the near-top. As my first niece was born KC topped the UK chart and was held off by Elton John’s storming proclamation in my chart. Music videos were dominating the music scene as they started to become the norm, and they started to get inventive, and that’s why 1983 is so colourful in my mind (even though the economy was wrecked, there were few jobs and I was doing a factory stores job and Thatcher & Reagan were busy sowing nasty seeds that would come to grow and mess most of us up in 2008). Right at the end of the month as I visited my parents in Winchester for a holiday (on an army base!) Madness popped up with yet another great record. Oddly, Police, one of my favourite bands of the early 80’s peaked at 2 with a great ballad…

2nd August chart

MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 1 2 5 7 7
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 2 3 11 15 23
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 3 1 1 1 2
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 4 6 6 6 12
RIGHT NOW The Creatures 5 5 9 13 25
THE WALK The Cure 6 11 19 27 33
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 7 10 12 16 22
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 8 12 17 22 27
THE CROWN Gary Byrd & The GB Experience 9 9 7 12 21
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 10 4 2 5 9

WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 11 16 20 24 31
SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT Split Enz 12 18 21 32 47
CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 13 13 15 23 35
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 14 24 36 44 53
DO IT AGAIN/BILLIE JEAN Club House 15 15 30 47 65
FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 16 20 24 28 34
FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 17 17 14 14 26
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 18 23 29 33 36
EVERY DAY I WRITE THE BOOK Elvis Costello 19 19 35 49
COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 20 28 41 54 70

FORBIDDEN COLOURS Sylvian & Sakamoto 21 14 28 39 52
WAR BABY Tom Robinson 22 32 46 58
IT’S OVER Funkmasters 23 38 57
IOU Freeez 24 21 31 31 38
FEEL THE LOVE 10C.C. 25 25 23 45 64
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 26 29 33 35 39
WATCHING The Thompson Twins 27 22 18 30 50
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE George Benson 28 35 51
NEVER STOP Echo & The Bunnymen 29 36 48
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 30 34 40 42 45

TELL ME WHY Musical Youth 31 55 67 61 74
TEENAGE KICKS The Undertones 32 47 56 66
SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE Thomas Dolby 33 46 61
DON’T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holiday 34 33 43
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN Bonnie Tyler 35 41 50 64 73
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 36 42 49 53 63
COME DANCING The Kinks 37 27 27 19 14
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING E.L.O. 38 54 70
EVERYTHING COUNTS Depeche Mode 39 8 4 4 5
GIVE IT SOME EMOTION Tracie 40 30 13 9 19

LET’S DANCE David Bowie 41 43 44 46 48
AFTER A FASHION Midge Ure/ Mick Karn 42 65
IT’S A MISTAKE Men At Work 43 59 69
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 44 49 53 57 62
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 45 50 55 59 61
TROUBLE IN PARADISE Al Jarreau 46 44 66
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Donna Summer 47 60
ROCK OF AGES Def Leppard 48 45 45 43 37
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 49 39 32 26 10
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE The Hollies 50 37 37 50

THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 51 52 52 52 51
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 52 53 54 56 57
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 53 56 63 63 69
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 54 57 64 71
LOVE TO STAY Altered Images 55
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING Michael Jackson 56 62
BIG LOG Robert Plant 57 26 10 8 15
ALL NIGHT LONG Mary Jane Girls 58
CLUB TROPICANA Wham! 59 7 3 2 4
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 60 61 62 65 67

BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 61 69 74
DARK IS THE NIGHT Shakatak 62 67
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME Naked Eyes 63 63
I DREAM TO SLEEP H2O 64 64 72
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 65 73
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 66 66 65 69
THE TROOPER Iron Maiden 67
DEAD GIVEAWAY Shalamar 68
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 69 70
LOVE BLONDE Kim Wilde 70 40 34 21 24

I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING The Boystown Gang 71
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 72
WAIT UNTIL TONIGHT (MY LOVE) Galaxy 73 48 39 18 18
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 74
IT’S LATE Shakin’ Stevens 75 71

9th August new entries

ROCKIT Herbie Hancock 31 16 10 17
FREAK Bruce Foxton 51 25 25 44
GOLD Spandau Ballet 58 22 20 29
MANIAC Michael Sembello 68 68
WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME Agnetha Faltskog 72 38 38 43
GET IT RIGHT Aretha Franklin 74
PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER The O’Jays 75

16th August new entries

LONG HOT SUMMER The Style Council 8 3 3
THE SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) Level 42 26 17 8
BANG ON YOUR DRUM ALL DAY Todd Rundgren 42 36 58
WINGS OF A DOVE Madness 47 11 1
BLUE MONDAY New Order 58 41 55
BALLERINA (PRIMA DONNA) Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 59 34 41
DISAPPEARING ACT Shalamar 60 29 11
JUST OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN H2O 71 67 59
BUSY DOING NOTHING Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin 73
PRIME TIME Haircut 100 75 62 60

23rd August new entries

TOUR DE FRANCE Kraftwerk 37 13
RED RED WINE UB40 40 6
DON’T CRY Asia 48 30
INDIAN SUMMER The Belle Stars 51 46
(SHE’S) SEXY + 17 The Stray Cats 55 32
IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls 60 56
GUILTY OF LOVE Whitesnake 68 68
MONEY-GO-ROUND The Style Council 70
THE BORDER America 72 49
STAR SISTERS Star Sisters On 45 73
WALKING IN THE RAIN Modern Romance 74 28
BAD DAY Carmel 75 16

30th August new entries

WHAT AM I GONNA DO (WITH YOU) Rod Stewart 20
SECRET MESSAGES E.L.O. 40
SHE LOVES YOU The Beatles 42
TONIGHT I CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack 54
JOHNNY FRIENDLY Joboxers 66
STAND BACK Stevie Nicks 71
YOU’RE THE ONE Katie Kissoon 72
BLUE WORLD The Moody Blues 75

JULY 1983

The weather was gorgeous sunny and hot, and Rod & Paul Young topped the charts with great singles – but had to settle for 2 in mine as Bucks Fizz and Mike Oldfield had the edge. Don’t laugh, they made great pop singles! A lot of tracks that never charted (or charted low) feature, from James Brown to Icehouse, and big hit in mine the band with one of the greatest pop group names – Jimmy The Hoover! Listen to it if you dont know it, it’s fab!

7th July Chart

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 1 4 7 12
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 2 3 2 4
FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 3 5 10 13
MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 4 1 1 1
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 5 11 16 25
WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 6 2 3 3
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN Bonnie Tyler 7 16 20 29
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING Michael Jackson 8 20 28 47
IOU Freeez 9 8 14 21
CHINA GIRL David Bowie 10 14 18 24

COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 11 6 8 16
DEAD GIVEAWAY Shalamar 12 21 31 48
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING E.L.O. 13 12 26 35
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 14 18 22 28
I’M STILL STANDING Elton John 15 13 5 5
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 16 28 35 46
WAR BABY Tom Robinson 17 7 11 15
DARK IS THE NIGHT Shakatak 18 27 43 56
GARDEN PARTY Marillion 19 40 53 71
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 20 26 34 44

I DREAM TO SLEEP H2O 21 39 48 58
TAKE THAT SITUATION Nick Heyward 22 32 41 57
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 23 31 38 43
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME Naked Eyes 24 35 51 53
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 25 33 39 42
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 26 30 32 37
DON’T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holiday 27 24 24 20
LADY LOVE ME (ONE MORE TIME) George Benson 28 48 61
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 29 15 12 6
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 30 43 56 64

BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 31 46 58 70
HANG ON NOW Kajagoogoo 32 53
IT’S OVER Funkmasters 33 17 9 11
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 34 42 52 61
I WON’T HOLD YOU BACK Toto 35 56
CONFUSION (HITS US EVERY TIME) The Truth 36 41
JUST GOT LUCKY Joboxers 37 50 60 66
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Donna Summer 38 38 36 41
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 39 19 13 10
HERE WE’LL STAY STRANGERS Frida 40 36 49 67

BAD BOYS Wham! 41 52 74
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 42 44 46 49
BRING ME CLOSER Altered Images 43 61
THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog 44 58
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 45 51 67 73
IN A BIG COUNTRY Big Country 46 62 64 69
EVERY DAY I WRITE THE BOOK Elvis Costello 47 34 30 32
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 48 49 50 51
THE WOMAN IN YOU The Bee Gees 49 47 72 75
WHO’S THAT GIRL? Eurythmics 50 25 17 8

LOOKING AT MIDNIGHT Imagination 51
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 52 54 57 60
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 53 60 70
LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince 54 65
LOVE TOWN Booker Newbury III 55
CANDY GIRL New Edition 56
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Forrest 57
IT’S A MISTAKE Men At Work 58 23 19 36
SHE’S A BEAUTY The Tubes 59
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 60 68

LET’S LIVE IT UP (NITE PEOPLE) David Joseph 61
SHIPBUILDING Robert Wyatt 62
ALL NIGHT LONG Mary Jane Girls 63 37 29 34
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 64 66 68 68
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 65 63 65 65
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 66 69 73 72
STREET CAFE Icehouse 67
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 68
WONDERFUL Mari Wilson 69
PILLS AND SOAP The Imposter (Elvis Costello) 70

WE CAME TO DANCE Ultravox 71
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 72
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 73
CRUEL SUMMER Bananarama 74 22 21 18
FIRST PICTURE OF YOU The Lotus Eaters 75 45 37 23

14th July New Entries

TEENAGE KICKS The Undertones 9 6 22
WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER The Police 10 4 2
TELL ME WHY Musical Youth 29 25 17
SISTER FRICTION Haysi Fantayzee 55 62 62
FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE George Benson 57 44 33
BRING IT ON…BRING IT ON James Brown 59 42 55
THE WALK The Cure 64 23 9
THE TROOPER Iron Maiden 67 55 54
MY HEART’S BEATING WILD The Gibson Brothers 70 45 63
ACKEE 1-2-3 The Beat 71 71
NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO Sergio Mendes 72 75
WATCHING YOU WATCHING ME David Grant 73 63 52
TRANSFER AFFECTION A Flock Of Seagulls 74 69
FORBIDDEN COLOURS Sylvian & Sakamoto 75 40 30

21st July New Entries

SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT Split Enz 15 7
SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE Thomas Dolby 27 19
GIVE IT UP K.C. & The Sunshine Band 33 14
COME DANCING The Kinks 47 39
NEVER STOP Echo & The Bunnymen 54 38
RIGHT NOW The Creatures 59 26
FEEL THE LOVE 10C.C. 66 45

28th July New Entries

THE CROWN Gary Byrd & The GB Experience 27
DO IT AGAIN/BILLIE JEAN Club House 31
LOVE TO STAY Altered Images 40
AFTER A FASHION Midge Ure/ Mick Karn 50
GIVE IT SOME EMOTION Tracie 59
GET DOWN SATURDAY NIGHT Oliver Cheatham 74

JUNE 1983

gorgeous hot sunny weather, Bowie Police and a forgotten Bucks Fizz goodie at the top..and loads elsewhere, great times for pop…

1st JUNE chart

CHINA GIRL David Bowie 1 2 1 4 7
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 2 1 2 2 2
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 3 7 11 18 25
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 4 6 10 13 19
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 5 3 3 10 14
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 6 13 16 22 28
JUST GOT LUCKY Joboxers 7 5 9 12 26
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 8 4 4 9 15
LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince 9 22 26 37 44
BAD BOYS Wham! 10 11 18 28 33

(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 11 15 17 20 22
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Forrest 12 10 19 29 43
BLIND VISION Blancmange 13 19 25 44 61
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 14 23 31 42 54
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 15 20 24 32 38
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 16 18 20 21 24
CANDY GIRL New Edition 17 25 27 34 46
BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 18 12 13 24 31
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 19 28 34 40 45
SHIPBUILDING Robert Wyatt 20 17 28 43 59

STREET CAFE Icehouse 21 29 36 47 56
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 22 8 6 5 9
TRUE” Spandau Ballet 23 31 33 51
JULIET Robin Gibb 24 49 57
THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog 25 14 14 14 32
JEOPARDY The Greg Kihn Band 26 44 53 72
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 27 33 39 45 53
MISS THE GIRL The Creatures 28 39 46 66
DANCING TIGHT Galaxy 29 41 44 71
WORDS FR David 30 37 43 53 65

OVERKILL Men At Work 31 36 49 59 69
SWEET MEMORY The Belle Stars 32 55
STOP AND GO David Grant 33 27 23 52
I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN Dionne Warwick 34 34 51
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 35 38 40 41 41
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 36 45 48 55 60
IN A BIG COUNTRY Big Country 37 16 12 27 37
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 38 46 55 58 67
MUSIC D Train 39 48 66
FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING Irene Cara 40 9 5 3 3

NOT NOW JOHN Pink Floyd 41 68
MONEY-GO-ROUND The Style Council 42 42 42
WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins 43 60 71
FROM ME TO YOU The Beatles 44 56 63
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 45 64
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 46 47 47 46 47
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 47 54 60 68 73
MORNING Al Jarreau 48 53 67
BLUE MONDAY New Order 49 69 75
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 50 50 50 49 51

BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 51 59 56 64 71
WHIRLEY GIRL Oxo 52 73
I LOVE IT WHEN YOU CALL ME NAMES Joan Armatrading 53 61
DON’T STOP THAT CRAZY RHYTHM Modern Romance 54
JULIE Daniel 55
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 56 58 58 62 64
BABY I DON’T CARE Elvis Presley 57
COUNTDOWN Rush 58 71
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 59 65 68
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 60 66 69

HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 61 62 62 63 63
BRING ME CLOSER Altered Images 62 30 22 19 30
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 63 70 73
MOONLIGHT SHADOW Mike Oldfield 64 35 35 25 6
COMO ESTA USTED Coati Mundi 65
LADY LOVE ME (ONE MORE TIME) George Benson 66 43 32 16 18
FLIGHT OF ICARUS Iron Maiden 67
GLORY GLORY Manchester United Football Club 68 67
IT MIGHT BE YOU Stephen Bishop 69
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 70

I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 71
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 72 72 72
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 73
THE SMILE David Essex 74
THAT’LL DO NICELY Bad Manners 75

8th JUNE new entries

SHE’S A BEAUTY The Tubes 21 21 31 52
I DREAM TO SLEEP H2O 24 7 7 11
BABY JANE Rod Stewart 26 8 6 4
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING Michael Jackson 32 15 8 5
LOVE TOWN Booker Newbury III 40 38 30 39
(I JUST CAN’T) FORGIVE AND FORGET Blue Zoo 51 45 73
JUICY FRUIT M’Tume 52 37 61
HANG ON NOW Kajagoogoo 57 30 26 20
WE CAME TO DANCE Ultravox 63 52 39 49
LET’S LIVE IT UP (NITE PEOPLE) David Joseph 74 54 35 42
THE KIDS ARE BACK Twisted Sister 75 59 67

15th JUNE new entries

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG Bucks Fizz 29 1 1
LOOKING AT MIDNIGHT Imagination 41 36 34
WONDERFUL Mari Wilson 61 50 48
PILLS AND SOAP The Imposter (Elvis Costello) 64 33 55
DARK IS THE NIGHT Shakatak 65 11 10
DON’T TRY TO STOP IT Roman Holiday 70 69 68
DEAD GIVEAWAY Shalamar 74 23 16


22nd JUNE new entries

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN Bonnie Tyler 15 8
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IS KING E.L.O. 17 13
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME Naked Eyes 38 36
I WON’T HOLD BACK Toto 48 35
WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT’S MY HOME) Paul Young 54 12
CONFUSION (HITS US EVERY TIME) The Truth 56 40
HERE WE’LL STAY STRANGERS Frida 57 57
GARDEN PARTY Marillion 60 27
WAR BABY Tom Robinson 65 21
TAKE THAT SITUATION Nick Heyward 70 23
IT’S A MISTAKE Men At Work 74 72
DON’T LET IT END Styx 75 74

29th JUNE new entries

A.E.I.O.U. Freeez 17
COME LIVE WITH ME Heaven 17 29
THE WOMAN IN YOU The Bee Gees 50
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Donna Summer 58
DOUBLE DUTCH Malcolm McLaren 62
TANTALISE (WO WO EE YEH YEH) Jimmy The Hoover 66
FORGET HIM Billy Fury 70
FLESH OF MY FLESH Orange Juice 75

Into May and 1983 keeps on with the classic pop singles, dominated by the Fun Boy 3/Gogos song collaboration, and what a brilliant song to go out with in both cases. So good it kept the truly awesome Heaven 17 single off the top. Temptation sounds as exciting and fresh as the day it was released. To me…

It might have been the video age, but Beatles, Presley, Marley, Lennon oldies still in there.

MAY 3rd chart

(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 1 2 2 6
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 2 1 1 1
TEMPTATION Heaven 17 3 3 3 2
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 4 4 7 8
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 5 6 9 12
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 6 11 12 20
FROM ME TO YOU The Beatles 7 19 27 39
WORDS FR David 8 12 15 23
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 9 8 21 35
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 10 16 20 27

OVERKILL Men At Work 11 14 18 26
WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins 12 10 19 29
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 13 21 24 33
TRUE” Spandau Ballet 14 9 11 18
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 15 5 4 7
TRUE LOVE WAYS Cliff Richard 16 30 32 55
STREET CAFE Icehouse 17 13 23 9
BLUE MONDAY New Order 18 28 29 42
ROSANNA Toto 19 31 35 53
BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 20 26 28 44

MISS THE GIRL The Creatures 21 7 8 17
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 22 25 26 32
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 23 36 42 63
JEOPARDY The Greg Kihn Band 24 20 17 11
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 25 33 33 41
CANDY GIRL New Edition 26 23 10 19
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 27 34 36 47
PALE SHELTER Tears For Fears 28 15 6 5
DANCING TIGHT Galaxy 29 17 16 22
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 30 38 41 52

FRIDAY NIGHT (LIVE) The Kids From Fame 31 37 37 58
TWIST (ROUND ‘N’ ROUND) Chil-Fac-Torr 32 29 43 65
FIELDS OF FIRE Big Country 33 48 65
YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM Robert Palmer 34 45 57 69
FLIGHT OF ICARUS Iron Maiden 35 32 31 54
WAR PARTY Eddy Grant 36 35 55
BOXERBEAT Joboxers 37 47 61
SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus 38 54
WHAT KIND OF BOY YOU LOOKING FOR (GIRL) Hot Chocolate 39 24 5 3
I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES Elton John 40 22 22 14

SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 41 44 47 57
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 42 43 44 46
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 43 51 51 59
CELTIC SOUL BROTHERS Dexy’s Midnight Runners 44 58 74
SOLITAIRE Laura Branigan 45 52 68
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 46 49 52 56
RIP IT UP Orange Juice 47 55 63 71
MR ROBOTO Styx 48 39 56
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Tracie 49 65
I’LL SLAP YOUR FACE Jonathan King 50 50 48 64

YOUNG FREE AND SINGLE Sunfire 51 68
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Nick Heyward 52 67
I’M NEVER GIVING UP Sweet Dreams 53 40 60
DOOT DOOT Freur 54 71
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 55 60 62 68
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 56 57 58 61
TELEGRAPH OMD 57
TWILIGHT ZONE Golden Earring 58 61
DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE/LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE Eddy Grant 59 63 69
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 60 62 64 67

ROCK THE BOAT Forrest 61 75 71 75
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 62 64 67 70
WAVES Blancmange 63
CAN’T GO BACK Fleetwood Mac 64 59
I AM (I’M ME) Twisted Sister 65
LITTLE RED CORVETTE Prince 66 27 14 13
SLIPPING AWAY Dave Edmunds 67
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 68 42 30 30
DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 69
GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 70

AFRICA Toto 71 73 73 74
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Forrest 72 72 59 36
CHANGE OF HEART Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 73
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 74 74 72 72
EVEN NOW Bob Seger 75

10th MAY new entries

JULIET Robin Gibb 18 13 10
SWEET MEMORY The Belle Stars 41 39 34
WHIRLEY GIRL Oxo 46 34 43
BLIND VISION Blancmange 53 25 15
SHIPBUILDING Robert Wyatt 56 38 31
HEY Julio Iglesias 66
STOP AND GO David Grant 69 50 38
NOW AND THEN B.A. Robertson 70

17th MAY new entries

BABY I DON’T CARE Elvis Presley 40 48
NOT NOW JOHN Pink Floyd 45 45
I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN Dionne Warwick 46 37
COMO ESTA USTED Coati Mundi 49 49
JULIE Daniel 53 51
BUFFALO SOLDIER Bob Marley & The Wailers 54 28
DON’T STOP THAT CRAZY RHYTHM Modern Romance 66 60
BAD BOYS Wham! 70 25
STUBBORN KIND OF FELLOW Fat Larry’s Band 75

24th MAY new entries

CHINA GIRL David Bowie 4
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE The Police 16
NOBODY’S DIARY Yazoo 21
JUST GOT LUCKY Joboxers 24
THE HEAT IS ON Agnetha Faltskog 40
MUSIC D Train 50
I LOVE IT WHEN YOU CALL ME NAMES Joan Armatrading 62
MORNING Al Jarreau 66
IT MIGHT BE YOU Stephen Bishop 73

APRIL 1983

6TH APRIL

LET’S DANCE David Bowie 1 1 1 2
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 2 6 10 15
BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 3 5 8 12
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 4 8 16 22
BOXERBEAT Joboxers 5 13 19 29
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 6 4 11 17
RIP IT UP Orange Juice 7 11 21 35
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 8 9 15 18
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 9 17 24 31
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 10 14 22 34

DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 11 21 32 46
DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE/LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE Eddy Grant 12 18 27 44
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 13 16 12 14
CELTIC SOUL BROTHERS Dexy’s Midnight Runners 14 10 14 26
ROCK THE BOAT Forrest 15 22 29 42
FIELDS OF FIRE Big Country 16 15 13 21
CHURCH OF THE POISONED MIND Culture Club 17 2 2 3
WAVES Blancmange 18 25 33 45
WORDS FR David 19 7 6 5
SLIPPING AWAY Dave Edmunds 20 29 41 54

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Nick Heyward 21 19 26 37
NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE Bananarama 22 26 36 48
JOY Band AKA 23 30 51
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Bucks Fizz 24 36 52
SHE MEANS NOTHING TO ME Cliff Richard/ Phil Everley 25 37 48 71
VISIONS IN BLUE Ultravox 26 35 61
GARDEN PARTY Mezzoforte 27 31 54
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 28 33 39 43
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 29 12 9 7
YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE David Joseph 30 46

BLUE MONDAY New Order 31 24 23 23
GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 32 43 50 52
AFRICA Toto 33 42 46 51
ROSANNA Toto 34 34 31 20
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 35 23 5 11
2 HEARTS BEAT AS ONE U2 36 28 35 61
HOPE (I WISH YOU’D BELIEVE ME) Wah! 37 51
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 38 45 47 50
DER KOMMISAR After The Fire 39 58 58
WORDS The Tremeloes 40 57 70

THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 41 41 42 41
LOVE ON YOUR SIDE Thompson Twins 42 61
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 43 48 65
THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three 44 62
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 45 47 56 59
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 46 52 63 70
TOMORROW’S JUST ANOTHER DAY Madness 47 70
DO YOU WANNA HOLD ME Bow Wow Wow 48 65
YOUNG FREE AND SINGLE Sunfire 49 39 34 32
CRY ME A RIVER Mari Wilson 50 40 59

MIGHTY HANDS OF LOVE Animal Nightlife 51 37 43
CHRISTIAN China Crisis 52 59 68
MAGGIE Foster & Allen 53
YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM Robert Palmer 54 32 30 24
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 55 55 55 56
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 56 56 57 58
TOO MUCH LOVE L.G.T. 57
OOH TO BE AH Kajagoogoo 58 50 44 66
HIGH LIFE Modern Romance 59
TELEGRAPH OMD 60 54 28 27

NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Musical Youth 61
MIRROR MAN Human League 62 63 67 69
GENO Dexy’s Midnight Runners 63 71
UNDER ATTACK Abba 64 66 71
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 65
DON’T LET HIM STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY Phil Collins 66
24 HOURS 10CC 67 67
WE’VE GOT TONITE Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 68
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 69 69 72 72
OVERKILL Men At Work 70 27 7 6

OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 71
STEPPING OUT Joe Jackson 72
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Tracie 73 20 20 28
IF YOU WANNA BE HAPPY Rocky Sharpe & The Replays 74
SNOT RAP Kenny Everett 75 60 74

New Entries 13th APRIL

LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 3 3 4
TRUE LOVE WAYS Cliff Richard 44 25 19
SWEET MEMORY The Belle Stars 49 49
WAR PARTY Eddy Grant 53 38 38
I’M NEVER GIVING UP Sweet Dreams 64 64 62
SERIOUS DANCING Via Marconi 68
STAND BY Roman Holliday 72
WHERE I STAND The Maisonettes 73 62 57
MY JAMAICAN GUY Grace Jones 75

New Entries 20th APRIL

(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION Human League 4 1
FROM ME TO YOU The Beatles 17 8
FAMILY MAN Daryl Hall & John Oates 18 9
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Fun Boy Three 37 10
WE ARE DETECTIVE The Thompson Twins 40 13
TRUE” Spandau Ballet 45 33
CHANGE OF HEART Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 53 49
CANDY GIRL New Edition 60 60
SHE’S IN PARTIES Bauhaus 66 40
JEOPARDY The Greg Kihn Band 69 36
HEARTBREAKER Musical Youth 73 65
TWIST (ROUND ‘N’ ROUND) Chil-Fac-Torr 75 39

New Entries 27th APRIL

TEMPTATION Heaven 17 16
CAN’T GET USED TO LOSING YOU The Beat 25
FRIDAY NIGHT (LIVE) The Kids From Fame 30
DOOT DOOT Freur 47
STREET CAFE Icehouse 53
SOLITAIRE Laura Branigan 55
MR ROBOTO Styx 63
CAN’T GO BACK Fleetwood Mac 64
I’LL SLAP YOUR FACE Jonathan King 67
I AM (I’M ME) Twisted Sister 68
WAITING FOR A TRAIN Flash & The Pan 73
NOW AND THEN B.A. Robertson 74
JOHNNY B. GOODE Peter Tosh 75

Some brilliant stuff at the top of the charts, as the music video era really got cracking and British acts revitalised world music. Hooray! I recall fondly John Peel introducing new act Big Country on Top Of The Pops to the quip which slipped past censors:

“up next the band that put the tree back into Big Country…) or something along those lines..

MARCH 1983:

1st March:

BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 1 1 3 2 5
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 2 5 8 16 24
AFRICA Toto 3 10 13 17 23
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 4 3 1 1 2
GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 5 4 4 11 19
THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three 6 7 11 21 37
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 7 11 14 20 21
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 8 14 17 22 32
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 9 2 2 7 7
GENO Dexy’s Midnight Runners 10 21 40 44 52

CHRISTIAN China Crisis 11 17 20 28 46
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 12 22 24 35 42
SHE MEANS NOTHING TO ME Cliff Richard/ Phil Everley 13 9 9 6 13
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 14 19 21 33 50
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Musical Youth 15 12 18 26 45
LOVE ON YOUR SIDE Thompson Twins 16 15 19 24 34
DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 17 13 7 3 6
WAVES Blancmange 18 8 6 5 9
TOMORROW’S JUST ANOTHER DAY Madness 19 16 15 14 29
CHANGE Tears For Fears 20 24 28 46 64

WHAM RAP Wham! 21 25 25 37 56
OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 22 28 34 45 61
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 23 29 33 39 43
THE HARDER THEY FALL Rocker’s Revenge 24 32 50 64 80
1999″ Prince 25 26 35 50 65
BABY COME TO ME Patti Austin/ James Ingram 26 23 22 36 51
NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE Bananarama 27 20 10 13 16
STEPPING OUT Joe Jackson 28 31 42 49 57
JAILHOUSE ROCK Elvis Presley 29 34 54 63 81
NEW YEAR’S DAY U2 30 36 48 61 83

TOO SHY Kajagoogoo 31 27 30 48 63
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Bucks Fizz 32 18 12 12 12
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE Phil Collins 33 33 44 56 69
ROCK THE BOAT Forrest 34 6 5 4 8
GET THE BALANCE RIGHT Depeche Mode 35 30 47 71 96
DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT The Jam 36 52 69
NEVER TOO MUCH Luther Vandross 37 43 74 83
HEARTACHE AVENUE The Maisonettes 38 44 56 69 78
DIRTY LAUNDRY Don Henley 39 54 72 91
UNDER ATTACK Abba 40 42 46 55 59

THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 41 41 41 41 41
GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 42 51 60 77 87
IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY Rocky Sharpe & The Replays 43 38 43 38 48
BUFFALO GALS Malcolm McLaren 44 53 61 67 77
SCATTERLINGS OF AFRICA Jaluka 45 45 79 100
MIRROR MAN Human League 46 48 55 58 62
COMMUNICATION Spandau Ballet 47 47 67 79 93
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 48 49 51 52 53
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 49 50 52 53 54
PLEASE PLEASE ME The Beatles 50 60 77 89

I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Donna Summer 51 55 63 73 84
ELECTRIC AVENUE Eddy Grant 52 68 91 98
THE BITTEREST PILL (I EVER SWALLOWED) The Jam 53 57 70 80 88
AM I NORMAL David 54 70 88
YOU ARE Lionel Richie 55 67 97
OUR HOUSE Madness 56 59 62 68 72
I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Daryl Hall & John Oates 57 61 76 95
UP WHERE WE BELONG Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes 58 63 85
WE’VE GOT TONITE Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 59 46 29 32 47
ETON RIFLES The Jam 60 66 81 92

HIGH LIFE Modern Romance 61 40 31 31 30
HOLD ME TIGHTER IN THE RAIN Billy Griffin 62 82
LIVING ON THE CEILING Blancmange 63 65 65 65 71
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 64 64 66 66 68
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER Earth, Wind & Fire 65 94
GASOLINE ALLEY Elkie Brooks 66 79 94
THE CHINESE WAY Level 42 67 88
A TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam 68 73 80 87 95
JODY America 69 76 93
NATURE BOY Central Line 70

AM I NORMAL Scarlet Party 71 71 98
COLD SWEAT Thin Lizzy 72 62 100
PARTY FEARS TWO The Associates 73 75 78 81 82
IN THE NAME OF LOVE Sharon Redd 74 86
PHONE HOME Johnny Chingas 75 39 49 57 76
GLORIA Laura Branigan 76 96
EUROPEAN FEMALE The Stranglers 77 89
ALRIGHT Christopher Cross 78
THEME FROM “E.T.” John Williams 79 93
MANEATER Daryl Hall & John Oates 80 81 83 86 89

HE KNOWS YOU KNOW Marillion 81
SILVER MACHINE Hawkwind 82 84
BOXERBEAT Joboxers 83 83 82 54 17
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG The Jam 84 87
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS The Jam 85 85 89 97
I’LL BE THERE The Pinkees 86 77
I KNEW YOU WHEN Linda Ronstadt 87
YOU CAN DO MAGIC America 88 92
OUT ON THE FLOOR Dobie Grey 89 95
I’VE GOT MINE UB40 90

LAYLA Derek & The Dominoes 91 91
TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART) Culture Club 92
(SEXUAL) HEALING Marvin Gaye 93 99
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 94
THE WOMAN IN ME Donna Summer 95 80
MY KIND OF LADY Supertramp 96
STRANGE TOWN The Jam 97
WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) A Flock Of Seagulls 98 98
LOVED ONE’S AN ANGEL Blue Zoo 99
BROTHER BRIGHT Ca Va Ca Va 100

8th March new entries

RIP IT UP Orange Juice 35 16 8 4
SHAME ON THE MOON Bob Seger 37 36 43 66
BREAKAWAY Tracey Ullman 56 26 18 15
DER KOMMISAR After The Fire 58 27 27 27
BREAKING US IN TWO Joe Jackson 69 59 59 79
DO YOU WANNA HOLD ME Bow Wow Wow 72 45 25 25
SPEAK LIKE A CHILD The Style Council 74 57 10 3
YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE David Joseph 78 37 29 22
MIDNIGHT SUMMER DREAM The Stranglers 90 58 72
NO PROBLEM Powell Family 97
ORCHARD ROAD Leo Sayer 100 87 40 10

15th March new entries

SOWETO Malcolm McLaren 23 30 49
NUMBERS Soft Cell 32 42 75
LET’S DANCE David Bowie 38 9 1
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND Nick Heyward 39 19 18
DON’T LET HIM STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY Phil Collins 53 51 70
CATH The Bluebells 64 78 98
SO GOOD SO PURE SO KIND Landscape III 68 76 100
OBLIVIOUS Aztec Camera 71 84
HANGIN’ Chic 73 85
SLIPPING AWAY Dave Edmunds 75 70 20
LET IT LOOSE Chris Rea 84 75 73
MAGGIE Foster & Allen 86 82 74
GARDEN PARTY Mezzoforte 90 47 31
VISIONS IN BLUE Ultravox 92 62 35
TAINTED LOVE Dave Phillips & The Hot Rod Gang 95 90
TELEPHONE OPERATOR Pete Shelley 96 93 90
JOY Band AKA 99 34 33

22nd March new entries

DO YOU FEEL MY LOVE/LIVING ON THE FRONTLINE Eddy Grant 15 14
DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE Altered Images 23 11
IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW Duran Duran 60 39
CRY ME A RIVER Mari Wilson 74 60
THE SIAMESE CAT SONG Dave Stewart/ Barabara Gaskin 94 67
YOU DISAPPEAR FROM VIEW The Teardrop Explodes 96
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES Japan 99

29th March new entries

WORDS FR David 26
CELTIC SOUL BROTHERS Dexy’s Midnight Runners 28
FIELDS OF FIRE Big Country 36
ROSANNA Toto 38
WORDS The Tremeloes 40
BEAT IT Michael Jackson 44
HOPE (I WISH YOU’D BELIEVE ME) Wah! 55
TOO MUCH LOVE L.G.T. 58
2 HEARTS BEAT AS ONE U2 85
YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM Robert Palmer 86
OVERKILL Motorhead 92
LAST FILM Kissing The PInk 94
MR ROBOTO Styx 97
24 HOURS 10CC 99

FEBRUARY 1983….You may recognise a few of these…

1st FEB

DOWN UNDER Men At Work 1 1 3 3
STEPPING OUT Joe Jackson 2 5 7 18
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 3 6 11 19
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 4 3 4 4
AFRICA Toto 5 2 2 2
OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 6 4 10 15
HEARTACHE AVENUE The Maisonettes 7 11 21 30
GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 8 8 19 29
PLEASE PLEASE ME The Beatles 9 15 25 35
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE Phil Collins 10 10 20 27

UNDER ATTACK Abba 11 18 24 33
GASOLINE ALLEY Elkie Brooks 12 27 40 56
EUROPEAN FEMALE The Stranglers 13 29 53 69
IN THE NAME OF LOVE Sharon Redd 14 22 46 64
I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Donna Summer 15 23 35 43
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 16 7 1 1
BUFFALO GALS Malcolm McLaren 17 21 30 37
TOO SHY Kajagoogoo 18 17 17 24
DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT The Jam 19 13 9 23
HOLD ME TIGHTER IN THE RAIN Billy Griffin 20 20 33 54

OUR HOUSE Madness 21 34 42 55
WHAM RAP Wham! 22 9 8 12
ELECTRIC AVENUE Eddy Grant 23 19 27 39
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 24 12 5 7
MIRROR MAN Human League 25 33 37 42
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 26 32 34 36
UP WHERE WE BELONG Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes 27 37 55 58
ONE ON ONE Daryl Hall & John Oates 28 26 26 45
GLORIA Laura Branigan 29 31 51 66
MY KIND OF LADY Supertramp 30 57 67 81

THEME FROM “E.T.” John Williams 31 49 62 74
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 32 30 18 6
MIND UP TONIGHT Melba Moore 33 52 77
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 34 43 44 46
I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 35 44 45 47
SILVER MACHINE Hawkwind 36 59 65 76
CHRISTIAN China Crisis 37 16 6 5
CACHARPAYA Incantation 38 56 69 82
A TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam 39 36 49 60
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 40 24 16 10

1999″ Prince 41 28 12 9
THE CHINESE WAY Level 42 42 41 32 44
NATURE BOY Central Line 43 40 38 52
LIVING ON THE CEILING Blancmange 44 51 56 61
THE HARDER THEY FALL Rocker’s Revenge 45 25 13 11
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG The Jam 46 45 63 79
STRANGE TOWN The Jam 47 47 68 83
TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART) Culture Club 48 68 80 85
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 49 53 57 62
DAVID WATTS The Jam 50 71 82 95

LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE Indeep 51 46 61 77
ETON RIFLES The Jam 52 42 28 49
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS The Jam 53 50 66 80
NEW YEAR’S DAY U2 54 14 14 21
A WINTER’S TALE David Essex 55 76 90
JODY America 56 48 48 48
I HONESTLY LOVE YOU Olivia Newton-John 57 80 96
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT Bucks Fizz 58 82
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT The Jam 59 64 87
BABY COME TO ME Patti Austin/ James Ingram 60 60 31 26

FUNERAL PYRE The Jam 61 69 81 98
YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT) Wham! 62 77 84
START The Jam 63 55 72 86
ALL AROUND THE WORLD The Jam 64 62 86
LET’S STAY TOGETHER Bobby M 65 93
MY LOVE IS WAITING Marvin Gaye 66 87
ALRIGHT Christopher Cross 67 63 59 59
MANEATER Daryl Hall & John Oates 68 78 78 84
ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD Dionne Warwick 69 100
DIRTY LAUNDRY Don Henley 70 70 54 63

YOU CAN DO MAGIC America 71 79 83 87
TWISTING BY THE POOL Dire Straits 72 67 74 88
NEWS OF THE WORLD The Jam 73 73 97
PARTY FEARS TWO The Associates 74 75 75 75
WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) A Flock Of Seagulls 75 84 89 92
LAYLA Derek & The Dominoes 76 81 85 89
MAD WORLD Tears For Fears 77 88 98
FRONTLINE Stevie Wonder 78 86
(SEXUAL) HEALING Marvin Gaye 79 85 88 91
YOU ARE Lionel Richie 80 65 52 41

LOVE ME DO The Beatles 81 94 93 96
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 82 90 92 94
CHANGE Tears For Fears 83 35 15 14
MY MAN Yoko Ono 84
IN THE CITY The Jam 85 97
LOVE ON YOUR SIDE Thompson Twins 86 39 23 13
BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Modern Romance 87
COME DANCING The Kinks 88
JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY Haysi Fantayzee 89 92 94 99
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) Eurythmics 90 54 47 32

WONDERFUL YOU ARE Sleeping Lions 91
BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG The Pretenders 92 99
HYMN Ultravox 93
THE MODERN WORLD The Jam 94 98
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 95 95 95 100
NEW FRONTIER Donald Fagen 96 72 76
CHANGES Imagination 97
THE LOVE PARADE The Undertones 98
SO CLOSE Diana Ross 99
PASS THE DUTCHIE Musical Youth 100

8th FEB

JAILHOUSE ROCK Elvis Presley 38 22 22
THE BITTEREST PILL (I EVER SWALLOWED) The Jam 58 41 38
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Musical Youth 61 29 17
THE TUNNEL OF LOVE Fun Boy Three 66 36 16
I KNEW YOU WHEN Linda Ronstadt 74 64 68
I’VE GOT MINE UB40 83 71 71
FALL IN LOVE WITH ME Earth, Wind & Fire 89 43 65
BROTHER BRIGHT Ca Va Ca Va 91 91 78
WE’VE GOT TONITE Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton 96 79 70

15th FEB

GENETIC ENGINEERING OMD 39 20
IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY Rocky Sharpe & The Replays 50 50
TOMORROW’S JUST ANOTHER DAY Madness 58 28
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART Bonnie Tyler 60 31
NEVER TOO MUCH Luther Vandross 70 40
COMMUNICATION Spandau Ballet 73 67
GET THE BALANCE RIGHT Depeche Mode 99 57
WAVES Blancmange 100 51

22nd FEB

GENO Dexy’s Midnight Runners 8
DROP THE PILOT Joan Armatrading 25
SHE MEANS NOTHING TO ME Clif Richard/ Phil Everley 34
AM I NORMAL David 53
SCATTERLINGS OF AFRICA Jaluka 72
COLD SWEAT Thin Lizzy 73
HE KNOWS YOU KNOW Marillion 90
EYES OF ICE Scarlet Party 93
I’LL BE THERE The Pinkees 97

So, having started doing a Top 75 at the same time as the official charts in 1978, I also went for a 100 briefly (as it was published in Record Mirror in early 1983). I didn’t keep it up though as it was too much work, and cut it back to 75 after a few weeks. As it tuned out, there was an invasion of Jam singles in the charts, so they qualified for mine (along with other oldies) so I needed the extra positions to chart what were actually some rather classic records. 1983 is a fave year of mine, some corkers in the charts, and the pop video was becoming an artform…

JAN 4TH

I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS Greg Lake 1 5 14 23
UNDER ATTACK Abba 2 1 2 4
HAPPY XMAS. WAR IS OVER John & Yoko 3 9 15 22
OUR HOUSE Madness 4 6 12 15
HEARTACHE AVENUE The Maisonettes 5 2 3 3
I FEEL LOVE (REMIX) Donna Summer 6 3 4 9
MIRROR MAN Human League 7 11 16 19
YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE Phil Collins 8 4 5 7
BUFFALO GALS Malcolm McLaren 9 10 10 13
THEME FROM “E.T.” John Williams 10 8 8 16

CACHARPAYA Incantation 11 7 13 25
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT Bucks Fizz 12 14 20 30
THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba 13 15 18 21
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade 14 27 50 76
MY MAN Yoko Ono 15 24 40 64
LITTLE TOWN Cliff Richard 16 25 51
LIVING ON THE CEILING Blancmange 17 19 25 35
TIME (CLOCK OF THE HEART) Culture Club 18 17 17 29
DEAR ADDY Kid Creole & The Coconuts 19 28 52 86
A WINTER’S TALE David Essex 20 16 19 32

BEAT SURRENDER The Jam 21 31 34 53
LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT FROM THE START Dexy’s Midnight Runners 22 32 37 73
YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT) Wham! 23 21 28 45
HYMN Ultravox 24 26 30 54
OH DIANE Fleetwood Mac 25 22 9 6
ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD Dionne Warwick 26 18 23 43
CHRISTMAS BOP Marc Bolan 27 43 67
WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) A Flock Of Seagulls 28 34 44 65
CHEERS THEN Bananarama 29 33 55 87
CHANGES Imagination 30 30 26 52

BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES Modern Romance 31 29 31 51
MANEATER Daryl Hall & John Oates 32 38 43 56
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME Culture Club 33 35 39 42
(SEXUAL) HEALING Marvin Gaye 34 41 49 62
WHERE THE HEART IS Soft Cell 35 47 79
PEACE ON EARTH/ LITTLE DRUMMER BOY David Bowie/ Bing Crosby 36 39 57
LOVE John Lennon 37 44 68
MAD WORLD Tears For Fears 38 42 45 60
STEPPIN’ OUT Joe Jackson 39 13 6 5
DOWN UNDER Men At Work 40 20 7 2

FRIENDS Shalamar 41 36 41 78
HI DE HI HI DE HO Kool & The Gang 42 50 56
SAVE YOUR LOVE Renee & Renata 43 49 66
THE BIRDIE SONG The Tweets 44 55 83
PARTY PARTY Elvis Costello 45 45 75
GLORIA Laura Branigan 46 46 33 27
LOVE ME DO The Beatles 47 51 60 70
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS David Grant 48 67 94
HEARTBREAKER Dionne Warwick 49 54 71
NIGHTPORTER Japan 50 76 92

STATE OF INDEPENDENCE Donna Summer 51 59 72
CHRISTMAS WRAPPING The Waitresses 52 77 99
PASS THE DUTCHIE Musical Youth 53 56 65 91
BACK ON THE CHAIN GANG The Pretenders 54 53 61 82
ANNIE I’M NOT YOUR DADDY Kid Creole & The Coconuts 55 52 62 95
COME DANCING The Kinks 56 40 46 72
LAYLA Derek & The Dominoes 57 57 59 63
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Hot Chocolate 58 58 70 94
CHRISTMAS RAPPING Dizzy Heights 59
THE STORY OF THE BLUES Wah 60 12 1 1

IT’S RAINING AGAIN Supertramp 61 63 85
HI HO SILVER LINING Jeff Beck Group 62 62 74
THEME FROM “HARRY’S GAME” Clannad 63 65 77
COME ON EILEEN Dexy’s Midnight Runners 64 68 82
SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT Pat Benatar 65
TRULY Lionel Richie 66 61 88
PARTY FEARS TWO The Associates 67 64 64 69
BLUE CHRISTMAS Shakin’ Stevens 68 80 98
YOU CAN DO MAGIC America 69 48 54 61
HEARTLIGHT Neil Diamond 70 71 100

JOHN WAYNE IS BIG LEGGY Haysi Fantayzee 71 73 78 84
THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE Yazoo 72
TAINTED LOVE Soft Cell 73 72 81
RIO Duran Duran 74 74 87
THEM Neil Innes 75
LOVE IS A STRANGER Eurythmics 76
HOLDING ME TIGHT The Pinkees 77 75 97
I DON’T WANNA DANCE Eddy Grant 78 78
I’M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER Barry Manilow 79
WHAM RAP Wham! 80 70 80 98

11TH JAN

I HONESTLY LOVE YOU Olivia Newton-John 23 22 26
EUROPEAN FEMALE The Stranglers 37 11 8
MY LOVE IS WAITING Marvin Gaye 60 47 37
MANNEQUIN Kids From Fame 66 95
THE YOUTH OF TODAY Musical Youth 69 90
ORVILLE’S SONG Keith Harris & Orville 79 86

18TH JAN

SILVER MACHINE Hawkwind 21 14
ONE ON ONE Daryl Hall & John Oates 24 24
IN THE NAME OF LOVE Sharon Redd 27 17
SIGN OF THE TIMES The Belle Stars 29 10
MY KIND OF GIRL Supertramp 32 31
WONDERFUL YOU ARE Sleeping Lions 35 47
UP WHERE WE BELONG Joe Cocker/ Jennifer Warnes 36 36
GASOLINE ALLEY Elkie Brooks 38 18
ELECTRIC AVENUE Eddy Grant 42 34
THE HARDER THEY COME Rocker’s Revenge 48 48
NATURE BOY Central Line 53 46
FRONTLINE Stevie Wonder 58 58
WALKING ON SUNSHINE Rocker’s Revenge 63 83
THE LOOK OF LOVE ABC 69 85
HOLD ME TIGHTER IN THE RAIN Billy Griffin 73 28
HURTS SO GOOD John Cougar 76 89
MIND UP TONIGHT Melba Moore 84 33
DIRTY LAUNDRY Don Henley 89 79
LET’S DANCE Rockolas/ Mike Reid 91
THE CHINESE WAY Level 42 93 71
PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Cindy & The Saffrons 96

25TH JAN

PLEASE PLEASE ME The Beatles 11
GOING UNDERGROUND The Jam 20
TOO SHY Kajagoogoo 38
ETON RIFLES The Jam 39
A TOWN CALLED MALICE The Jam 40
DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT The Jam 41
BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson 44
STRANGE TOWN The Jam 49
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG The Jam 50
FUNERAL PYRE The Jam 55
START The Jam 57
NEW YEAR’S DAY U2 59
HEY LITTLE GIRL Icehouse 66
ALRIGHT Christopher Cross 67
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT The Jam 68
DAVID WATTS The Jam 74
THE CUTTER Echo & The Bunnymen 75
BABY COME TO ME Patti Austin/ James Ingram 77
LET’S STAY TOGETHER Bobby M 80
CHRISTIAN China Crisis 81
YOU ARE Lionel Richie 88
IN THE CITY The Jam 90
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE Indeep 92
CHANGE Tears For Fears 93
ALL AROUND THE WORLD The Jam 96
THE MODERN WORLD The Jam 97
SHINY SHINY Haysi Fantayzee 99
NEWS OF THE WORLD The Jam 100

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