Every UK #1 Single of the 1970's Discussion Thread (REVISITED)

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  1. Randoms

    Randoms Aerie Faerie Nonsense

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    Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star




    Excellent, catchy Pop song that showed some of the production skills that Trevor Horn would later demonstrate on several amazing sounding recordings.

    Futuristic? Video Killed The Radio Star was of course the first video played on MTV when it launched in 1981 and it has nothing in common with this parody: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OoXSrPl38Po
     
  2. Randoms

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    That's a lot of pretty good new entries for one week!

    Here's Johnny!

     
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  3. LoveYourLife

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    An older cousin had this on a battered VHS. Haven't seen since about '81. I don't see the Buggles connection though?
     
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  4. Randoms

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    Despite the title and the use on the first MTV broadcast, I was simply suggesting that unlike some of the later video excesses, Buggles gave us a very good, highly memorable song, not video - though it's pretty good!
     
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  5. LoveYourLife

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    Ah I get it now!
     
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  6. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    From Not The 9 O'Clock News, no doubt. The gal in that group later married the egregiously unfunny Billy Connolly.
     
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  7. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    #15 of 1979 (#445 in total) - "One Day At A Time" by Lena Martell
    (#1 for 3 weeks - 27 October-10 November 1979)

    The UK single (no US release) - how old this record is, is measured by the color scheme variants of the label:
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    Wikipedia entry - also NME #484 (1 week - 03 November 1979), but could only get to #2 on the Melody Maker singles chart; a true "slow burner," being as this record was out for two years at the point it reached the top. The last-ever Number One single for Pye Records; a year after this, parent ATV's rights to the name 'Pye' had expired, obliging them to change the label name to PRT (Precision Records And Tapes). The success of Ms. Martell's version led to another recording by American singer Cristy Lane which topped the US country chart the next year.
     
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  8. W.B.

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    Week Ending 27 October 1979

    05 - 05 - 01 - Lena Martell - ONE DAY AT A TIME
    06 - 01 - 02 - The Buggles - VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
    06 - 09 - 03 - Dr. Hook - WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
    07 - 03 - 04 - Michael Jackson - DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
    06 - 06 - 05 - Sad Café - EVERY DAY HURTS
    02 - 30 - 06 - ABBA - GIMME, GIMME, GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
    06 - 10 - 07 - The Dooleys - THE CHOSEN FEW
    06 - 02 - 08 - The Police - MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    04 - 18 - 09 - Fleetwood Mac - TUSK
    05 - 04 - 10 - Blondie - DREAMING
    06 - 12 - 11 - Errol Dunkley - O.K. FRED
    07 - 07 - 12 - Rainbow - SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
    06 - 08 - 13 - Status Quo - WHATEVER YOU WANT
    06 - 11 - 14 - Dave Edmunds - QUEEN OF HEARTS
    06 - 20 - 15 - The Charlie Daniels Band - THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
    04 - 27 - 16 - Viola Wills - GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW
    06 - 28 - 17 - XTC - MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
    03 - 23 - 18 - Chic - MY FORBIDDEN LOVER
    07 - 15 - 19 - Al Hudson And The Partners - YOU CAN DO IT
    08 - 17 - 20 - The Jags - BACK OF MY HAND
    02 - 33 - 21 - Queen - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
    02 - 46 - 22 - Suzi Quatro - SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU
    03 - 21 - 23 - Sex Pistols And Ten Pole Tudor - THE GREAT ROCK N' ROLL SWINDLE / ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
    04 - 29 - 24 - Cats U.K. - LUTON AIRPORT
    07 - 13 - 25 - Kate Bush - KATE BUSH ON STAGE (EP)
    03 - 47 - 26 - The Selecter - ON MY RADIO
    04 - 25 - 27 - Earth, Wind And Fire - STAR
    09 - 22 - 28 - Madness - THE PRINCE
    03 - 51 - 29 - The Ramblers (From The Abbey Hey Junior School) - THE SPARROW
    12 - 16 - 30 - Bellamy Brothers - IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME
    10 - 19 - 31 - Nick Lowe - CRUEL TO BE KIND
    04 - 37 - 32 - Gloria Gaynor - LET ME KNOW (I HAVE A RIGHT)
    03 - 52 - 33 - Herb Alpert - RISE
    04 - 35 - 34 - Nolan Sisters - SPIRIT, BODY AND SOUL
    02 - 43 - 35 - The Damned - SMASH IT UP
    02 - 40 - 36 - The Stranglers - NUCLEAR DEVICE (THE WIZARD OF AUS)
    09 - 14 - 37 - Gary Numan - CARS
    11 - 26 - 38 - Dollar - LOVE'S GOTTA HOLD ON ME
    02 - 64 - 39 - The Undertones - YOU'VE GOT MY NUMBER (WHY DON'T YOU USE IT!)
    03 - 50 - 40 - Eagles - HEARTACHE TONIGHT
    1 - NEW - 41 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    03 - 44 - 42 - Dynasty - I DON'T WANT TO BE A FREAK (BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF)
    02 - 58 - 43 - Thin Lizzy - SARAH
    05 - 48 - 44 - Matumbi - POINT OF VIEW (SQUEEZE A LITTLE LOVIN')
    08 - 32 - 45 - Squeeze - SLAP AND TICKLE
    02 - 74 - 46 - Robert John - SAD EYES
    12 - 34 - 47 - Frantique - STRUT YOUR FUNKY STUFF
    1 - NEW - 48 - Iris Williams - HE WAS BEAUTIFUL (CAVATINA)
    1 - NEW - 49 - Kool And The Gang - LADIES NIGHT
    05 - 39 - 50 - The O'Jays - SING A HAPPY SONG
    10 - 38 - 51 - Commodores - SAIL ON
    02 - 67 - 52 - Lene Lovich - BIRD SONG
    04 - 61 - 53 - New Musik - STRAIGHT LINES
    06 - 45 - 54 - Headboys - THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
    02 - 71 - 55 - Darts - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE
    09 - 24 - 56 - Secret Affair - TIME FOR ACTION
    02 - 62 - 57 - Bob Marley And The Wailers - SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD
    1 - NEW - 58 - B.A. Robertson - KNOCKED IT OFF
    1 - NEW - 59 - Chris Thompson And Night - IF YOU REMEMBER ME
    05 - 31 - 60 - The Skids - CHARADE
    09 - 36 - 61 - Electric Light Orchestra - DON'T BRING ME DOWN
    06 - 42 - 62 - John Du Cann - DON'T BE A DUMMY
    02 - 73 - 63 - Van Morrison - BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD
    02 - 60 - 64 - Public Image Ltd - MEMORIES
    02 - 69 - 65 - Dusty Springfield - BABY BLUE
    09 - 41 - 66 - Donna Summer - DIM ALL THE LIGHTS
    1 - NEW - 67 - Sham 69 - YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I
    02 - 70 - 68 - Steve Harley - FREEDOM'S PRISONER
    1 - NEW - 69 - 999 - FOUND OUT TOO LATE
    1 - NEW - 70 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - SPOOKY
    11 - 49 - 71 - Crusaders - STREET LIFE
    03 - 63 - 72 - The Slits - TYPICAL GIRLS / I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
    1 - NEW - 73 - Supertramp - GOODBYE STRANGER
    1 - NEW - 74 - Sparks - TRYOUTS FOR THE HUMAN RACE
    05 - 55 - 75 - The Three Degrees - JUMP THE GUN


    Week Ending 03 November 1979

    06 - 01 - 01 - Lena Martell - ONE DAY AT A TIME
    07 - 03 - 02 - Dr. Hook - WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
    07 - 05 - 03 - Sad Café - EVERY DAY HURTS
    03 - 06 - 04 - ABBA - GIMME GIMME GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
    07 - 02 - 05 - The Buggles - VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
    08 - 04 - 06 - Michael Jackson - DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
    07 - 07 - 07 - The Dooleys - THE CHOSEN FEW
    05 - 09 - 08 - Fleetwood Mac - TUSK
    05 - 16 - 09 - Viola Wills - GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW
    03 - 21 - 10 - Queen - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
    07 - 11 - 11 - Errol Dunkley - O.K. FRED
    07 - 08 - 12 - The Police - MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    06 - 10 - 13 - Blondie - DREAMING
    07 - 15 - 14 - The Charlie Daniels Band - THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
    04 - 18 - 15 - Chic - MY FORBIDDEN LOVER
    05 - 27 - 16 - Earth, Wind And Fire - STAR
    07 - 14 - 17 - Dave Edmunds - QUEEN OF HEARTS
    08 - 12 - 18 - Rainbow - SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
    07 - 13 - 19 - Status Quo - WHATEVER YOU WANT
    03 - 22 - 20 - Suzi Quatro - SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU
    04 - 26 - 21 - The Selecter - ON MY RADIO
    04 - 23 - 22 - Sex Pistols And Ten Pole Tudor - THE GREAT ROCK N' ROLL SWINDLE / ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
    07 - 17 - 23 - XTC - MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
    09 - 20 - 24 - The Jags - BACK OF MY HAND
    08 - 19 - 25 - Al Hudson And The Partners - YOU CAN DO IT
    04 - 29 - 26 - The Ramblers (From The Abbey Hey Junior School) - THE SPARROW
    05 - 24 - 27 - Cats U.K. - LUTON AIRPORT
    02 - 41 - 28 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    1 - NEW - 29 - The Jam - THE ETON RIFLES
    02 - 48 - 30 - Iris Williams - HE WAS BEAUTIFUL (CAVATINA)
    04 - 33 - 31 - Herb Alpert - RISE
    1 - NEW - 32 - Commodores - STILL
    02 - 49 - 33 - Kool And The Gang - LADIES NIGHT
    03 - 39 - 34 - The Undertones - YOU'VE GOT MY NUMBER (WHY DON'T YOU USE IT!)
    04 - 42 - 35 - Dynasty - I DON'T WANT TO BE A FREAK (BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF)
    05 - 34 - 36 - Nolan Sisters - SPIRIT, BODY AND SOUL
    05 - 32 - 37 - Gloria Gaynor - LET ME KNOW (I HAVE A RIGHT)
    03 - 46 - 38 - Robert John - SAD EYES
    03 - 36 - 39 - The Stranglers - NUCLEAR DEVICE (THE WIZARD OF AUS)
    13 - 30 - 40 - Bellamy Brothers - IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME
    03 - 35 - 41 - The Damned - SMASH IT UP
    02 - 58 - 42 - B.A. Robertson - KNOCKED IT OFF
    03 - 43 - 43 - Thin Lizzy - SARAH
    10 - 37 - 44 - Gary Numan - CARS
    02 - 74 - 45 - Sparks - TRYOUTS FOR THE HUMAN RACE
    03 - 52 - 46 - Lene Lovich - BIRD SONG
    02 - 59 - 47 - Chris Thompson And Night - IF YOU REMEMBER ME
    02 - 70 - 48 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - SPOOKY
    04 - 40 - 49 - Eagles - HEARTACHE TONIGHT
    03 - 55 - 50 - Darts - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE
    06 - 44 - 51 - Matumbi - POINT OF VIEW (SQUEEZE A LITTLE LOVIN')
    08 - 25 - 52 - Kate Bush - KATE BUSH ON STAGE (EP)
    10 - 28 - 53 - Madness - THE PRINCE
    02 - 67 - 54 - Sham 69 - YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I
    07 - 54 - 55 - Headboys - THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
    03 - 57 - 56 - Bob Marley And The Wailers - SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD
    12 - 38 - 57 - Dollar - LOVE'S GOTTA HOLD ON ME
    03 - 68 - 58 - Steve Harley - FREEDOM'S PRISONER
    02 - 73 - 59 - Supertramp - GOODBYE STRANGER
    10 - 56 - 60 - Secret Affair - TIME FOR ACTION
    1 - NEW - 61 - Paul Phoenix (Treble) - NUNC DIMITTIS
    06 - 50 - 62 - The O'Jays - SING A HAPPY SONG
    05 - 53 - 63 - New Musik - STRAIGHT LINES
    03 - 65 - 64 - Dusty Springfield - BABY BLUE
    1 - NEW - 65 - Matchbox - ROCKABILLY REBEL
    1 - NEW - 66 - Amii Stewart - JEALOUSY
    11 - 31 - 67 - Nick Lowe - CRUEL TO BE KIND
    03 - 63 - 68 - Van Morrison - BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD
    06 - 60 - 69 - The Skids - CHARADE
    1 - NEW - 70 - Angelic Upstarts - NEVER 'AD NOTHIN'
    1 - NEW - 71 - Jonathan King - GLORIA
    1 - NEW - 72 - Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand - NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)
    1 - NEW - 73 - Cliff Richard - HOT SHOT
    1 - NEW - 74 - The Isley Brothers - IT'S A DISCO NIGHT (ROCK DON'T STOP)
    02 - 69 - 75 - 999 - FOUND OUT TOO LATE


    Week Ending 10 November 1979

    07 - 01 - 01 - Lena Martell - ONE DAY AT A TIME
    08 - 02 - 02 - Dr. Hook - WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
    04 - 04 - 03 - ABBA - GIMME, GIMME, GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
    08 - 03 - 04 - Sad Café - EVERY DAY HURTS
    04 - 10 - 05 - Queen - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
    06 - 08 - 06 - Fleetwood Mac - TUSK
    02 - 29 - 07 - The Jam - THE ETON RIFLES
    06 - 09 - 08 - Viola Wills - GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW
    05 - 21 - 09 - The Selecter - ON MY RADIO
    02 - 32 - 10 - Commodores - STILL
    04 - 20 - 11 - Suzi Quatro - SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU
    08 - 05 - 12 - The Buggles - VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
    08 - 11 - 13 - Errol Dunkley - O.K. FRED
    08 - 07 - 14 - The Dooleys - THE CHOSEN FEW
    05 - 26 - 15 - The Ramblers (From The Abbey Hey Junior School) - THE SPARROW
    09 - 06 - 16 - Michael Jackson - DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
    08 - 23 - 17 - XTC - MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
    06 - 16 - 18 - Earth, Wind And Fire - STAR
    03 - 28 - 19 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    05 - 15 - 20 - Chic - MY FORBIDDEN LOVER
    03 - 33 - 21 - Kool And The Gang - LADIES NIGHT
    06 - 27 - 22 - Cats U.K. - LUTON AIRPORT
    08 - 12 - 23 - The Police - MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    08 - 14 - 24 - The Charlie Daniels Band - THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
    03 - 42 - 25 - B.A. Robertson - KNOCKED IT OFF
    05 - 31 - 26 - Herb Alpert - RISE
    02 - 72 - 27 - Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand - NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)
    05 - 22 - 28 - Sex Pistols And Ten Pole Tudor - THE GREAT ROCK N' ROLL SWINDLE / ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
    03 - 30 - 29 - Iris Williams - HE WAS BEAUTIFUL (CAVATINA)
    05 - 35 - 30 - Dynasty - I DON'T WANT TO BE A FREAK (BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF)
    09 - 18 - 31 - Rainbow - SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
    04 - 34 - 32 - The Undertones - YOU'VE GOT MY NUMBER (WHY DON'T YOU USE IT!)
    09 - 25 - 33 - Al Hudson And The Partners - YOU CAN DO IT
    04 - 38 - 34 - Robert John - SAD EYES
    07 - 13 - 35 - Blondie - DREAMING
    08 - 17 - 36 - Dave Edmunds - QUEEN OF HEARTS
    04 - 43 - 37 - Thin Lizzy - SARAH
    08 - 19 - 38 - Status Quo - WHATEVER YOU WANT
    04 - 46 - 39 - Lene Lovich - BIRD SONG
    02 - 74 - 40 - The Isley Brothers - IT'S A DISCO NIGHT (ROCK DON'T STOP)
    06 - 37 - 41 - Gloria Gaynor - LET ME KNOW (I HAVE A RIGHT)
    03 - 47 - 42 - Chris Thompson And Night - IF YOU REMEMBER ME
    04 - 50 - 43 - Darts - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE
    02 - 65 - 44 - Matchbox - ROCKABILLY REBEL
    10 - 24 - 45 - The Jags - BACK OF MY HAND
    03 - 45 - 46 - Sparks - TRYOUTS FOR THE HUMAN RACE
    04 - 41 - 47 - The Damned - SMASH IT UP
    03 - 48 - 48 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - SPOOKY
    04 - 39 - 49 - The Stranglers - NUCLEAR DEVICE (THE WIZARD OF AUS)
    1 - NEW - 50 - Dan-I - MONKEY CHOP
    1 - NEW - 51 - Madness - ONE STEP BEYOND...
    02 - 70 - 52 - Angelic Upstarts - NEVER 'AD NOTHIN'
    03 - 54 - 53 - Sham 69 - YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I
    05 - 49 - 54 - Eagles - HEARTACHE TONIGHT
    06 - 36 - 55 - Nolan Sisters - SPIRIT, BODY AND SOUL
    02 - 61 - 56 - Paul Phoenix (Treble) - NUNC DIMITTIS
    03 - 59 - 57 - Supertramp - GOODBYE STRANGER
    02 - 66 - 58 - Amii Stewart - JEALOUSY
    04 - 56 - 59 - Bob Marley And The Wailers - SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD
    1 - NEW - 60 - Secret Affair - LET YOUR HEART DANCE
    04 - 64 - 61 - Dusty Springfield - BABY BLUE
    02 - 73 - 62 - Cliff Richard - HOT SHOT
    14 - 40 - 63 - Bellamy Brothers - IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME
    1 - NEW - 64 - Whitesnake - LONG WAY FROM HOME
    1 - NEW - 65 - The Moody Blues - NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
    02 - 71 - 66 - Jonathan King - GLORIA
    1 - NEW - 67 - Cozy Powell - THEME ONE
    11 - 44 - 68 - Gary Numan - CARS
    1 - NEW - 69 - Showaddywaddy - A NIGHT AT DADDY GEES
    08 - 55 - 70 - Headboys - THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
    11 - 53 - 71 - Madness - THE PRINCE
    13 - 57 - 72 - Dollar - LOVE'S GOTTA HOLD ON ME
    09 - 52 - 73 - Kate Bush - KATE BUSH ON STAGE (EP)
    07 - 51 - 74 - Matumbi - POINT OF VIEW (SQUEEZE A LITTLE LOVIN')
    1 - NEW - 75 - The Tourists - I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
     
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  9. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Now for what I'd have from that lot . . .

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    The big comeback for this outfit, their first major U.S. hit since 1974's "Hollywood Swinging," this one made #8 in US Billboard, #4 in Cash Box, #5 in Record World, and #14 in Radio & Records. This single had two different flip sides, the first being their ultimate follow-up; I have that one.

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    This was the group's second U.S. Number One (and last while Lionel Richie was still with them), topping both Billboard's Hot 100 (#476) and Cash Box' Top 100 for the same 1 week (17 October 1979); alas, both Record World's Singles Chart and Radio & Records' National Airplay / 30 had this stuck at #3.

     
  10. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    And here's the 45 edit for "Still":

    Though I have this, and for me it's the 45 or nothin', no doubt @Alf. would rate this either "wooden spoon" or "Zzzzzzzzzzzzz."
     
  11. Yam Graham

    Yam Graham Senior Member

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    Lena Martell - ONE DAY AT A TIME
    My mom loved this...I did not.
    Good voice tho.
    2/5
     
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  12. Yam Graham

    Yam Graham Senior Member

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    Favs...

    Week Ending 27 October 1979
    1 - NEW - 41 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    1 - NEW - 58 - B.A. Robertson - KNOCKED IT OFF

    Week Ending 03 November 1979

    1 - NEW - 29 - The Jam - THE ETON RIFLES
    1 - NEW - 72 - Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand - NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)

    Week Ending 10 November 1979

    1 - NEW - 51 - Madness - ONE STEP BEYOND...
    1 - NEW - 75 - The Tourists - I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
     
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  13. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Now for the 'newies':
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    This song from the soundtrack of the film The Champ (remember that one?), by the guy who sang lead on Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "Blinded By The Light" (and made "deuce" sound like a word that rhymed with "whoosh"), reached #17 in US Billboard, #19 in Cash Box, #25 in Record World, and #20 in Radio & Records. Differing copies listed Mr. Thompson either solo, or in tandem with his then-group Night, as seen above.
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    This cover of the 1967 hit from The Classics IV managed finishes of #f17 in US Billboard, #15 in Cash Box, #19 in Record World - and #8 in Radio & Records.

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    Their U.S. follow-up to "The Logical Song," this got to #15 in Billboard, #16 in Cash Box, #13 in Record World, and #7 in Radio & Records.
     
  14. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    The flip of this U.S. release was their prior UK charted single, "The No 1 Song In Heaven":
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    Now they tell us!
     
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  15. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    The order will be jumbled a bit because of a host of different releases for one of the entries.
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    Could only reach #90 in US Billboard, and #109 in Record World.
     
  16. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    The U.S. release had a different artist order - and different record label:
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    The fourth U.S. Number One for both artists, Ms. Streisand's penultimate topper and the last time Ms. Summer would see the summit, had varying runs at #1: 2 weeks (24 November-01 December 1979) on Billboard's Hot 100 (#477), 1 week (15 December 1979) on Cash Box' Top 100, and 3 weeks (24 November-08 December 1979) on Record World's Singles Chart; the only exception was Radio & Records' National Airplay / 30 where it got no higher than #3.

    It should be noted that Billboard and Cash Box only listed the 7" single as on Babs' label Columbia; Record World listed both that and the 12" single on Donna's label Casablanca, with the artist order as on the UK single:
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  17. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Only ish'd in the U.S. on a promo 12" single:
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    No U.S. single, but . . . this is the exact same song that, three years from here, would be the first hit for American singer Laura Branigan. (In short, neither the doo-wop classic recorded by acts ranging from The Cadillacs to Vito And The Salutations, nor the Van Morrison composition first recorded by his then-band Them and made famous by The Shadows Of Knight.)
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    This single from a group with two people who would later comprise a popular '80's outfit, could only aspire to #80 in US Billboard.
     
  18. Alf.

    Alf. Forum Resident

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    Lena Martell – Worst #1 of the year. Sounds like a refugee from the mid-‘70s; something Tammy would have tossed out with the trash.

    Best
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    Worst
    Whitesnake & Jonathan King: Both utterly ludicrous.......and not in a good way. As for Lionel Richie......Still awful.

    The Future
    The synthpop bandwagon was rolling, and one October 45 which didn't chart - but would be highly influential - was from Sheffield's Human League.
     
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  19. Silksashbash

    Silksashbash Forum Resident

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    Just signed on Magnet, who did their best to turn them into a pop band, in which they finally succeeded a few years later and tore the band apart. At this point the progress was still in its early stages, resulting in a brilliant, if commercial rockabilly LP. One of the anthems of the later-day rockabilly rebels... like me.
     
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  20. Silksashbash

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    One day at a time - full-blown Nashville country at UK #1 in '79 seems surprising. Could be the hopeful lyrics. It's actually very nice. The mood reminds me of "That lucky old sun".

    It's funny how often @Alf. has the exact opposite opinion from mine. This is the lead track off the Lovehunter LP which to me is among the very best hard rock of the time.
     
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  21. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    I wonder if the rise of the Martell version might have been as a result of the interstellar success of the Irish version (by Gloria) from the year before. That version was enormous in my homeland and never seemed to leave the charts between 1978-80. Perhaps some mogul saw its popularity amongst immigrant Irish workers in the UK and it made them scramble for a version of their own they could use to exploit locally (and not have to license off the small Irish label).
     
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  22. In the U.K. the 7” single was credited to Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand and was released on Casablanca, and the 12” single was credited to Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer and was released on CBS.

    These fell into my lap in late 1979 since I worked for a music trade paper at that time as a chart researcher and reviewer.

    A few weeks after this, the lax working attitudes that were endemic in British business bit hard and the paper got closed by its owners.
     
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  23. spondres

    spondres Forum Resident

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    Absolutely! Pamela Stephenson's Kate Bush impression was pretty iconic too, and who can forget the innuendo-laden 'Kinda lingers'?
     
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  24. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    The reverse of the US, I see. The UK 12" single had the same flip - Ms. Streisand's "Wet" - that was on the US 45.

    The US promo for the 45 co-credited both labels, but natch' the stock there (as above) was on US Columbia:
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    This, B.T.W., was why, on US Billboard's entry for this number, they attributed the label and cat. # to "Columbia/Casablanca 1-11125." Record World, as I said, listed both the regular 45 and the 12" single on their entry for this - as "Columbia 1 11125 / Casablanca NBD 20199." (Billboard sometimes had as much errors - sometimes with titles, mostly with cat. #'s - on a par with Record Mirror's printings of BMRB charts.) Cash Box likewise did as Billboard in how the record was shown.

    Here is the "other side of the coin" in terms of the single representation. Please advise if you notice mixing differences between this and the Streisand clip. Many on the US Hot 100 #1's thread insist there are.

    As from this quote:
     
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  25. W.B.

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    As I said . . . that record was 2 years old when this made #1. Look at the ℗ date - 1977. Closer to mid-1970's than this point, chronologically - and evidently. Apparently, at 39 Ms. Martell was the oldest female singer at that point to have a Number One.

    Probably . . . but it says something that no U.S. label took on Ms. Martell's recording, no? Besides an indication that Pye's time in the sun was just about up? After all, US Private Stock (which licenced Brotherhood Of Man recordings for a brief period after Pye shut down its US outpost, enough to do a US ish of the dreaded "Angelo") had gone out of business a year ago (late 1978) in this timeline.
     

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