My 1984 Charts – April

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Bournemouth..

 

3rd April 1984

A new number one for Scritti Politti, and the fab Wood Beez. The 20-year-old and still Fab Four up to 7, not quite the number one it would have had back in the day, but not bad given the busy music scene. Depeche Mode’s new sound goes down well, as they shoot up to 9, and a new singalong retro chaingang gospel sound for the Thomspon Twins gets them new at 17, just ahead of the African-flavoured Nelson Mandela.

Madonna gets her 2nd Top 20 hit, and Yes their 3rd top 40. New at 33, The Pointer Sisters comeback is a major departure as the girls switch lead singing sister to dramatic effect – one of the deepest female vocals to ever chart, assisted by a very 80’s synthy vibe and lyric. Rufus were also back, 10 years after debuting in my charts, and this time Chaka Khan was getting a soulful credit, long-overdue. The Alan Parsons Project also popped straight into the 40, just so Mike Myers could reference them in Austin Powers 15 years later. Hooray!

TV charting, Hill Street Blues was the TV drama of the day, far-reaching in influence and quality, part comedy, part drama, part soap, and a new “reality” style of filming and very large ongoing cast, all top-notch. Not far behind the hilarious Enid Blyton piss-take 5 Go mad In Dorset, appropriately for me, as that’s where I was, and I was slowly in the process of going mad. Or at least drifting into a very quiet depression for the first time in my life, unaware of what was wrong with me. No job, no friends, 4 years after College and no prospects, no money, no self-respect, feeling like an abject failure. Can’t think why I started spiralling down at all!

Thanks to Thatcher and Scargill, my brother and sister-in-law and baby niece were also to join me soon, as the miner’s strike took it’s toll. You can only spend so long on a picket line before you need money to live, so they moved south like the rest of us while the community back home split into scabs and strikers and ultimately both were sacked by the lovely politicians who showed just how much they appreciated those who kept on working – by treating them no different and closing all the pits despite assurances to the contrary. Happy days. Still, at least we have no industry anymore to trouble all those bankers destroying our economy, eh?

 

1 ( 3 ) WOOD BEEZ (PRAY LIKE ARETHA FRANKLIN) Scritti Politti
2 ( 1 ) IT’S A MIRACLE Culture Club
3 ( 2 ) BORROWED TIME John Lennon
4 ( 4 ) PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson
5 ( 8 ) ROBERT DE NIRO’S WAITING Bananarama
6 ( 10 ) HELLO Lionel Richie
7 ( 15 ) CAN’T BUY ME LOVE The Beatles
8 ( 5 ) SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME Rockwell
9 ( 37 ) PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE Depeche Mode
10 ( 16 ) THE LION’S MOUTH Kajagoogoo 

11 ( 13 ) CHERRY OH BABY UB40
12 ( 19 ) SWIMMING HORSES Siouxsie & The Banshees
13 ( 14 ) WHAT DO I DO Phil Fearon & Galaxy
14 ( 7 ) STREET DANCE Break Machine
15 ( 18 ) YOUR LOVE IS KING Sade
16 ( 6 ) OUT COME THE FREAKS Was (Not Was)
17 ( NEW ) YOU TAKE ME UP Thompson Twins
18 ( 33 ) NELSON MANDELA The Special A.K.A.
19 ( 11 ) JUMP Van Halen
20 ( 28 ) LUCKY STAR Madonna

21 ( 9 ) WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD Nik Kershaw
22 ( 40 ) UP ON THE CATWALK Simple Minds
23 ( 55 ) LEAVE IT Yes
24 ( 38 ) GLAD IT’S ALLOVER Captain Sensible
25 ( 12 ) IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls
26 ( 20 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
27 ( 26 ) JOANNA/ TONIGHT Kool And The Gang
28 ( 23 ) RADIO GA GA Queen
29 ( 29 ) DANCE HALL DAYS Wang Chung
30 ( 21 ) MICHAEL CAINE Madness

31 ( 17 ) TO BE OR NOT TO BE Mel Brooks
32 ( 27 ) EAT IT Wierd Al Yankowicz
33 ( NEW ) AUTOMATIC The Pointer Sisters
34 ( 56 ) A LOVE WORTH WAITING FOR Shakin’ Stevens
35 ( 25 ) HIDE AND SEEK Howard Jones
36 ( 30 ) JESSIE’S GIRL Rick Springfield
37 ( 24 ) 99 RED BALLOONS Nena
38 ( 22 ) ADULT EDUCATION Daryl Hall & John Oates
39 ( NEW ) DON’T ANSWER ME The Alan Parsons Project
40 ( NEW ) AIN’T NOBODY Rufus and Chaka Khan

41 ( 32 ) BREAKIN’ DOWN (SUGAR SAMBA) Julia & Co.
42 ( 36 ) THE KILLING MOON Echo And The Bunnymen
43 ( 44 ) SOUL TRAIN Swans Way
44 ( 31 ) I GAVE YOU MY HEART (DIDN’T I) Hot Chocolate
45 ( 39 ) HOLIDAY Madonna
46 ( 35 ) MY EVER CHANGING MOODS The Style Council
47 ( 71 ) THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) Dead Or Alive
48 ( 45 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
49 ( 68 ) TIME AFTER TIME Cyndi Lauper
50 ( 49 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson

51 ( 34 ) RUN RUNAWAY Slade
52 ( 47 ) SPEED YOUR LOVE TO ME Simple Minds
53 ( 70 ) DOCTOR MABUSE Propaganda
54 ( 51 ) LET THE MUSIC PLAY Shannon
55 ( 43 ) THEME FROM CHEERS Gary Portnoy
56 ( 42 ) BOLERO (MUSIC OF TORVILL AND DEAN) Richard Hartley/ Michael Reed Orchestra
57 ( 69 ) THE KID’S AMERICAN Matthew Wilder
58 ( 57 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
59 ( 58 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
60 ( 62 ) SHATTERPROOF Billy Bremner

61 ( 60 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
62 ( 46 ) AN INNOCENT MAN Billy Joel
63 ( 41 ) MY GUY Tracey Ullman
64 ( NEW ) BABY YOU’RE DYNAMITE Cliff Richard
65 ( 54 ) HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN Eurythmics
66 ( 48 ) THE POLITICS OF DANCING Re-Flex
67 ( 59 ) TUESDAY SUNSHINE The Questions
68 ( NEW ) FOOTLOOSE Kenny Loggins
69 ( 73 ) THE DECEIVER The Alarm
70 ( 50 ) DOWN IN THE SUBWAY Soft Cell

71 ( 67 ) S.O.S. ABC
72 ( NEW ) I SCARE MYSELF Thomas Dolby
73 ( NEW ) TV DINNERS ZZ Top
74 ( 75 ) REBEL YELL Billy Idol
75 ( 64 ) BREAK MY STRIDE Matthew Wilder

TV
1 Hill Street Blues
2 MASH
3 Comic Strip Presents: 5 Go Mad In Dorset
4 Cheers
5 Soap
6 Reamington Steele
7 Beverley Hillbillies
8 The Professionals
9 The Munsters
10 The Sullivans
10th April 1984

2 weeks for Green Gartside at 1. Thompson Twins take 2 weeks to get to 2 and hold off Simple Minds who walk the catwalk from 22 to 3. 3 corkers keeping my fab Beatles at 4, who knocks John Lennon himself down. Meanwhile Specials get their first Top 10 in 3 years, and Captain Sensible in 2 years with the poptastic Glad It’s All Over, a world away from the Damned.

The Cure enter at 18, with a staccato-flavoured romp, Propaganda menace their way up to 20, and SOS Band enter at 24, announcing new dance-producers about to rule the roost. Since Chic’s Nile Rodgers came along he had no real competition for Class Soul King Producer (or dance or disco or urban or rnb or whatever be the trendy name of the day) – well now he did, and it be Jam & Lewis, producer-writers of Just Be Good To Me, a future 90’s number one for Norman Cook. The crescendo of synths in the original, however, can not be beaten, a brilliant dance single and the start of many a hit record for Jam & Lewis.

Cameo arrive with a Strange soul record tune, harmony and melody strong and minus codpiece, in at 28 and still their best record. Then there’s a bit of an invasion of new entries: Lulu’s back; The Psychedelic Furs go straight into the 40; Billy Joel’s run of offtakes from An Innocent Man continues; Matt Bianco jazz it up again; Queen, at 59, a bit low for such a great record and video. Yes the one in drag hoovering, the one that killed their American career dead-ish. Middle America not that keen on rock bands being a tad gay.

Sandie Shaw is back. Worth repeating. 2 years on from her BEF single making my charts, Morrissey made her an offer she couldn’t refuse and got her to cover Hand In Glove with The Smiths more or less duetting. Brilliant idea, and seeing long-time fave Sandie writhing on TOTP was an event. Sneaking in below her, Julian Cope, and at 72 the fab Don’t Look Any Further featuring Siedah Garrett, her of Man In The Mirror songwriting fame. Lastly Shalamar enter at 74 just ahead of former Shalamar Jeffery Daniel body-popping in at 75. Who’ll win that chart battle? Who Cares?

1 ( 1 ) WOOD BEEZ (PRAY LIKE ARETHA FRANKLIN) Scritti Politti
2 ( 17 ) YOU TAKE ME UP Thompson Twins
3 ( 22 ) UP ON THE CATWALK Simple Minds
4 ( 7 ) CAN’T BUY ME LOVE The Beatles
5 ( 3 ) BORROWED TIME John Lennon
6 ( 18 ) NELSON MANDELA The Special A.K.A.
7 ( 2 ) IT’S A MIRACLE Culture Club
8 ( 9 ) PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE Depeche Mode
9 ( 5 ) ROBERT DE NIRO’S WAITING Bananarama
10 ( 24 ) GLAD IT’S ALLOVER Captain Sensible

11 ( 4 ) PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson
12 ( 12 ) SWIMMING HORSES Siouxsie & The Banshees
13 ( 20 ) LUCKY STAR Madonna
14 ( 23 ) LEAVE IT Yes
15 ( 33 ) AUTOMATIC The Pointer Sisters
16 ( 8 ) SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME Rockwell
17 ( 10 ) THE LION’S MOUTH Kajagoogoo
18 ( NEW ) THE CATERPILLAR The Cure
19 ( 6 ) HELLO Lionel Richie
20 ( 53 ) DOCTOR MABUSE Propaganda

21 ( 13 ) WHAT DO I DO Phil Fearon & Galaxy
22 ( 14 ) STREET DANCE Break Machine
23 ( 16 ) OUT COME THE FREAKS Was (Not Was)
24 ( NEW ) JUST BE GOOD TO ME SOS Band
25 ( 15 ) YOUR LOVE IS KING Sade
26 ( 11 ) CHERRY OH BABY UB40
27 ( 19 ) JUMP Van Halen
28 ( NEW ) SHE’S STRANGE Cameo
29 ( 25 ) IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls
30 ( 26 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood

31 ( 21 ) WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD Nik Kershaw
32 ( 30 ) MICHAEL CAINE Madness
33 ( 28 ) RADIO GA GA Queen
34 ( 34 ) A LOVE WORTH WAITING FOR Shakin’ Stevens
35 ( 64 ) BABY YOU’RE DYNAMITE Cliff Richard
36 ( NEW ) HEAVEN The Psychedelic Furs
37 ( 40 ) AIN’T NOBODY Rufus and Chaka Khan
38 ( 49 ) TIME AFTER TIME Cyndi Lauper
39 ( NEW ) THE LONGEST TIME Billy Joel
40 ( RE ) IS THAT SO Lulu

41 ( 31 ) TO BE OR NOT TO BE Mel Brooks
42 ( 43 ) SOUL TRAIN Swans Way
43 ( 32 ) EAT IT Wierd Al Yankowicz
44 ( 29 ) DANCE HALL DAYS Wang Chung
45 ( 42 ) THE KILLING MOON Echo And The Bunnymen
46 ( NEW ) SNEAKIN’ OUT THE BACK DOOR Matt Bianco
47 ( 27 ) JOANNA/ TONIGHT Kool And The Gang
48 ( 45 ) HOLIDAY Madonna
49 ( 35 ) HIDE AND SEEK Howard Jones
50 ( 38 ) ADULT EDUCATION Daryl Hall & John Oates

51 ( 50 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
52 ( 48 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
53 ( 39 ) DON’T ANSWER ME The Alan Parsons Project
54 ( 37 ) 99 RED BALLOONS Nena
55 ( 69 ) THE DECEIVER The Alarm
56 ( 46 ) MY EVER CHANGING MOODS The Style Council
57 ( 47 ) THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) Dead Or Alive
58 ( 58 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba
59 ( NEW ) I WANT TO BREAK FREE Queen
60 ( 59 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie

61 ( 41 ) BREAKIN’ DOWN (SUGAR SAMBA) Julia & Co.
62 ( NEW ) SOMEDAY The Gap Band
63 ( 61 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
64 ( NEW ) BELIEVIN’ IT ALL Steve Levine
65 ( 36 ) JESSIE’S GIRL Rick Springfield
66 ( NEW ) HAND IN GLOVE Sandie Shaw
67 ( NEW ) THE GREATNESS AND PERFECTION OF LOVE Julian Cope
68 ( 52 ) SPEED YOUR LOVE TO ME Simple Minds
69 ( NEW ) I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVE YOU Rock Goddess
70 ( 44 ) I GAVE YOU MY HEART (DIDN’T I) Hot Chocolate

71 ( NEW ) AGAINST ALL ODDS Phil Collins
72 ( NEW ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER Dennis Edwards and Siedah Garrett
73 ( 51 ) RUN RUNAWAY Slade
74 ( NEW ) DEADLINE U.S.A. Shalamar
75 ( NEW ) AC/DC Jeffrey Daniel

TV
1 Star Trek: All Our Yesterdays
2 Cheers
3 Reamington Steele
4 Soap
5 Top Of The Pops
6 Hill Street Blues
7 Twilight Zone: Willoughby
8 MASH
9 Professionals
10 Beverley Hillbillies
11 The Wrong Box (film)
12 Munsters
13 Sullivans (3 episodes)
14 Living Planet
15 Some MOthers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

 

17th April 1984

Top Of The Pops was my fave TV show of the week, which shows just how good the music scene was, and explains why my chart was so volatile, dramatic leaps and drops of records that deserved not to fall at all. 3 weeks for Scritti, but a new leap to 2 again, this time for The Cure, all quirky and endearing. Cameo leap to 6, Pointer Sisters, after 12 years, finally get a Top 10 hit. Yay! 1983 John-chart-hit Peter Schilling is back with his Bowie sequel, and 30-years-on I still can’t buy the bloody thing on itunes, much as I want to. So many old tracks still to appear…

Yes, Yes get their 2nd Top 10 hit 7 years on from Wondrous Stories, though Jon Anderson (with Vangelis) topped the chart in between with I Hear You Now. Blancmange new at 23, Queen break free up at 32, OMD locomote in at 36 and The Bluebells lie – new at 40, not Fallin’ at all. Tenuous verbs copyright Popchartfreaktionary. The late Bob Marley starts as he means to go on, proving that his cast-offs, unfinished tracks or album tracks make better singles than most acts new ones, and enters at 46. Nile Rodgers proves he still has it, producing Duran Duran this time, in at 63 with the marvellous Reflex action. Finally, of the one’s worth mentioning, Dolly Parton suggests that Here You Come Again. How rude!

 

1 ( 1 ) WOOD BEEZ (PRAY LIKE ARETHA FRANKLIN) Scritti Politti
2 ( 18 ) THE CATERPILLAR The Cure
3 ( 2 ) YOU TAKE ME UP Thompson Twins
4 ( 10 ) GLAD IT’S ALLOVER Captain Sensible
5 ( 6 ) NELSON MANDELA The Special A.K.A.
6 ( 28 ) SHE’S STRANGE Cameo
7 ( 15 ) AUTOMATIC The Pointer Sisters
8 ( 3 ) UP ON THE CATWALK Simple Minds
9 ( NEW ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
10 ( 14 ) LEAVE IT Yes

11 ( 8 ) PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE Depeche Mode
12 ( 7 ) IT’S A MIRACLE Culture Club
13 ( 9 ) ROBERT DE NIRO’S WAITING Bananarama
14 ( 20 ) DOCTOR MABUSE Propaganda
15 ( 13 ) LUCKY STAR Madonna
16 ( 11 ) PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson
17 ( 24 ) JUST BE GOOD TO ME SOS Band
18 ( 5 ) BORROWED TIME John Lennon
19 ( 4 ) CAN’T BUY ME LOVE The Beatles
20 ( 19 ) HELLO Lionel Richie

21 ( 35 ) BABY YOU’RE DYNAMITE Cliff Richard
22 ( 16 ) SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME Rockwell
23 ( NEW ) DON’T TELL ME Blancmange
24 ( 17 ) THE LION’S MOUTH Kajagoogoo
25 ( 12 ) SWIMMING HORSES Siouxsie & The Banshees
26 ( 46 ) SNEAKIN’ OUT THE BACK DOOR Matt Bianco
27 ( 30 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
28 ( 36 ) HEAVEN The Psychedelic Furs
29 ( 21 ) WHAT DO I DO Phil Fearon & Galaxy
30 ( 37 ) AIN’T NOBODY Rufus and Chaka Khan

31 ( 34 ) A LOVE WORTH WAITING FOR Shakin’ Stevens
32 ( 59 ) I WANT TO BREAK FREE Queen
33 ( 39 ) THE LONGEST TIME Billy Joel
34 ( 22 ) STREET DANCE Break Machine
35 ( 23 ) OUT COME THE FREAKS Was (Not Was)
36 ( NEW ) LOCOMOTION OMD
37 ( 26 ) CHERRY OH BABY UB40
38 ( 62 ) SOMEDAY The Gap Band
39 ( 33 ) RADIO GA GA Queen
40 ( NEW ) I’M FALLING The Bluebells

41 ( 25 ) YOUR LOVE IS KING Sade
42 ( 32 ) MICHAEL CAINE Madness
43 ( 27 ) JUMP Van Halen
44 ( 29 ) IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls
45 ( 66 ) HAND IN GLOVE Sandie Shaw
46 ( NEW ) ONE LOVE Bob Marley & The Wailers
47 ( 38 ) TIME AFTER TIME Cyndi Lauper
48 ( 31 ) WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD Nik Kershaw
49 ( NEW ) DANCING GIRLS Nik Kershaw
50 ( 71 ) AGAINST ALL ODDS Phil Collins

51 ( 42 ) SOUL TRAIN Swans Way
52 ( 51 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
53 ( 48 ) HOLIDAY Madonna
54 ( 52 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
55 ( 55 ) THE DECEIVER The Alarm
56 ( 45 ) THE KILLING MOON Echo And The Bunnymen
57 ( 57 ) THAT’S THE WAY (I LIKE IT) Dead Or Alive
58 ( 41 ) TO BE OR NOT TO BE Mel Brooks
59 ( 67 ) THE GREATNESS AND PERFECTION OF LOVE Julian Cope
60 ( 58 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba

61 ( 40 ) IS THAT SO Lulu
62 ( 60 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
63 ( NEW ) THE REFLEX Duran Duran
64 ( NEW ) GIVE ME TONIGHT Shannon
65 ( 72 ) DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER Dennis Edwards and Siedah Garrett
66 ( 50 ) ADULT EDUCATION Daryl Hall & John Oates
67 ( 64 ) BELIEVIN’ IT ALL Steve Levine
68 ( 56 ) MY EVER CHANGING MOODS The Style Council
69 ( NEW ) WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE The Flying Picketts
70 ( RE ) FOOTLOOSE Kenny Loggins

71 ( NEW ) HERE YOU COME AGAIN Dolly Parton
72 ( 63 ) THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC Abba
73 ( NEW ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME Marilyn
74 ( NEW ) SOUL’S ON FIRE Tracie
75 ( NEW ) SUCH A SHAME Talk Talk

TV
1 Top Of The Pops
2 Reamington Steele
3 Wogan
4 Cheers
5 Beverley Hillbillies
6 Soap
7 Phil Silvers Show
8 Hill Street Blues
9 Sullivans (3 eps)
10 Avengers

 

24th April 1984

4 weeks for Scritti, and the final week on top of a static upper chart. Holiday season on TV, lots of films, including Mel Gibson’s first and best role in a low-budget Aussie movie, charming it was, Tim. It was all downhill after this. Even better though Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin head a fabulous cast in brilliant comedy western Cat Ballou. Loved it since I first saw it in a cinema on Southport Promenade.

It’s a German-flavoured Top 10 with Propaganda and Peter Schilling in it, and Jonathan King pops in with a cover of Major Tom, spliced together with Space Oddity. Wot a lark! Queen shoot up to 9, 10 years on from their debut in my top 10, OMD chug up to 16, Bob Marley loves us at 17 and Echo & The Bunnymen follow-up the epic Killing Moon with Silver at 19. Sandie Shaw goes Top 20 for the first time in 15 years though, so yip yip yippee.

Other newies: Kool & The Gang and a fairly high entry for one I barely recall! Alvin’s back after 2 years with a new MOR Mike Batt-written ballad. Pleasant but I’ll take earlier Alvin’s and Shane’s. Eurovision makes it mark, with the UK’s retropop entry at 55, Deniece Williams gets a great comeback from Footloose, her first for 6 years or so. Elvis Costello & New Order sneak in a bit low, but not for long..
1 ( 1 ) WOOD BEEZ (PRAY LIKE ARETHA FRANKLIN) Scritti Politti
2 ( 2 ) THE CATERPILLAR The Cure
3 ( 3 ) YOU TAKE ME UP Thompson Twins
4 ( 7 ) AUTOMATIC The Pointer Sisters
5 ( 5 ) NELSON MANDELA The Special A.K.A.
6 ( 14 ) DOCTOR MABUSE Propaganda
7 ( 9 ) MAJOR TOM (COMING HOME) Peter Schilling
8 ( 4 ) GLAD IT’S ALLOVER Captain Sensible
9 ( 32 ) I WANT TO BREAK FREE Queen
10 ( 6 ) SHE’S STRANGE Cameo

11 ( 17 ) JUST BE GOOD TO ME SOS Band
12 ( 23 ) DON’T TELL ME Blancmange
13 ( 8 ) UP ON THE CATWALK Simple Minds
14 ( 30 ) AIN’T NOBODY Rufus and Chaka Khan
15 ( 15 ) LUCKY STAR Madonna
16 ( 36 ) LOCOMOTION OMD
17 ( 46 ) ONE LOVE Bob Marley & The Wailers
18 ( 11 ) PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE Depeche Mode
19 ( NEW ) SILVER Echo And The Bunnymen
20 ( 45 ) HAND IN GLOVE Sandie Shaw

21 ( 13 ) ROBERT DE NIRO’S WAITING Bananarama
22 ( 10 ) LEAVE IT Yes
23 ( 12 ) IT’S A MIRACLE Culture Club
24 ( 20 ) HELLO Lionel Richie
25 ( 40 ) I’M FALLING The Bluebells
26 ( 26 ) SNEAKIN’ OUT THE BACK DOOR Matt Bianco
27 ( 16 ) PYT (PRETTY YOUNG THING) Michael Jackson
28 ( 69 ) WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE The Flying Picketts
29 ( 19 ) CAN’T BUY ME LOVE The Beatles
30 ( NEW ) IN THE HEART Kool And The Gang

31 ( 33 ) THE LONGEST TIME Billy Joel
32 ( 18 ) BORROWED TIME John Lennon
33 ( 22 ) SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME Rockwell
34 ( NEW ) I FEEL LIKE BUDDY HOLLY Alvin Stardust
35 ( 50 ) AGAINST ALL ODDS Phil Collins
36 ( 21 ) BABY YOU’RE DYNAMITE Cliff Richard
37 ( 61 ) IS THAT SO Lulu and B.A. Robertson
38 ( 38 ) SOMEDAY The Gap Band
39 ( 27 ) RELAX Frankie Goes To Hollywood
40 ( 49 ) DANCING GIRLS Nik Kershaw

41 ( 39 ) RADIO GA GA Queen
42 ( 29 ) WHAT DO I DO Phil Fearon & Galaxy
43 ( 34 ) STREET DANCE Break Machine
44 ( 75 ) SUCH A SHAME Talk Talk
45 ( 31 ) A LOVE WORTH WAITING FOR Shakin’ Stevens
46 ( 35 ) OUT COME THE FREAKS Was (Not Was)
47 ( 64 ) GIVE ME TONIGHT Shannon
48 ( 42 ) MICHAEL CAINE Madness
49 ( 24 ) THE LION’S MOUTH Kajagoogoo
50 ( 63 ) THE REFLEX Duran Duran

51 ( NEW ) SPACE ODDITY/ MAJOR TOM Jonathan King
52 ( 28 ) HEAVEN The Psychedelic Furs
53 ( 52 ) BILLIE JEAN Michael Jackson
54 ( 25 ) SWIMMING HORSES Siouxsie & The Banshees
55 ( NEW ) LOVE GAMES Belle And The Devotions
56 ( 54 ) THRILLER Michael Jackson
57 ( 51 ) SOUL TRAIN Swans Way
58 ( 43 ) JUMP Van Halen
59 ( 59 ) THE GREATNESS AND PERFECTION OF LOVE Julian Cope
60 ( 60 ) THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME Abba

61 ( 37 ) CHERRY OH BABY UB40
62 ( 62 ) LET’S DANCE David Bowie
63 ( NEW ) HAPPY ENDING Joe Jackson
64 ( 53 ) HOLIDAY Madonna
65 ( 47 ) TIME AFTER TIME Cyndi Lauper
66 ( 70 ) FOOTLOOSE Kenny Loggins
67 ( 48 ) WOULDN’T IT BE GOOD Nik Kershaw
68 ( NEW ) LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY Deniece Williams
69 ( 56 ) THE KILLING MOON Echo And The Bunnymen
70 ( NEW ) THE FLAME Annabel Lamb

71 ( 73 ) YOU DON’T LOVE ME Marilyn
72 ( 44 ) IT’S RAINING MEN The Weather Girls
73 ( NEW ) THIEVES LIKE US New Order
74 ( NEW ) PEACE IN OUR TIME The Imposter (aka Elvis Costell)
75 ( NEW ) SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY Jocelyn Brown

 
TV
1 Cheers
2 Tim: Film
3 Cat Ballou: film
4 Top Of The Pops
5 Chariots Of Fire: film
6 Hill Street Blues
7 Avengers
8 Soap
9 Twilight Zone
10 Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex: film
11 Entertainment USA
12 Dallas
13 Sullivans (3 eps)
14 It Ain’t Hot Mum
15 Return Of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: TV film

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2 thoughts on “My 1984 Charts – April

  1. Hi, John!
    I’m sorry to hear about your troubles in those days. I can imagine how hard it’s been for you to survive these times.
    Hill street Blues is one of my favourite TV series ever. I’ve seen it in the 90’s on Russian cable tv.
    Wood Beez really worths No.1! Classic single from the 80’s. All other tracks in Top 10 are perfect pop songs!

    • Thanks for the kind words Andrej, they weren’t happy days for my family but the music scene was brilliant, agree about the pop perfection! I’m glad Hill Street Blues made it to Russia, so funny and yet so dramatic too, just how I like my TV:)

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