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

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  1. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Now we go to an Elton John single that had some chart impact in the U.S., but did nothing in the U.K. After his collaboration with Thom Bell got some positive buzz, he tried to make lightning strike twice with another disco producer, Pete Bellotte. The result was "Victim Of Love":

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    This one could only scrape by at #31 in US Billboard, #38 in Cash Box, and #57 in Record World. Unlike the Bell collaboration, this one has been given a thumbs-down generally speaking. The same-titled LP would ultimately be his third-lowest charted album in the States.
     
  2. LoveYourLife

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    Week Ending 10 November 1979

    05 - 21 - 09 - The Selecter - ON MY RADIO
    This still packs a punch today. Pauline Black is such an endearing figure from that era - always enjoy listening to her whenever she crops up on music programmes and documentaries

    03 - 28 - 19 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    Two excellent tracks battling to outdo each other

    05 - 31 - 26 - Herb Alpert - RISE
    The world's greatest ladies shampoo ad music that never was... makes the "The Lonely Bull" sound like Motorhead

    04 - 46 - 39 - Lene Lovich - BIRD SONG
    From the brilliance of "Lucky Number" to the annoyance of this. The same trend was mirrored in both singles' parent albums, with Flex a big disappointment compared to Stateless

    04 - 39 - 49 - The Stranglers - NUCLEAR DEVICE (THE WIZARD OF AUS)
    An average track; not a word I use lightly with one of my favourite bands of all time

    1 - NEW - 51 - Madness - ONE STEP BEYOND...
    Iconic. 10 out of 10

    05 - 49 - 54 - Eagles - HEARTACHE TONIGHT
    I probably would have ceremoniously binned this in my youth; but a 4 year stint in the US and a mellowing with age has somewhat softened my stance...

    03 - 59 - 57 - Supertramp - GOODBYE STRANGER
    Lyrics like what I imagined life in California to be like at the time. A much bigger hit in the US and deservedly so

    02 - 66 - 58 - Amii Stewart - JEALOUSY
    Had this on 7"; I prefer it to "Knock on Wood" - I think it was big on the continent if I recall...

    1 - NEW - 75 - The Tourists - I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
    Liked this at the time, rarely revisit it today. Much greater things were awaiting Lennox and Stewart not so far in the future
     
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  3. LoveYourLife

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    Nothing special by any definition but not really as awful as most people generally make out. I have a history of not minding artists' biggest chart disappointments; with Pete Bellotte (of Donna Summer fame) and Sylvester Levay (of "Fly Robin Fly" fame) on writing credits, John and his label probably thought they were onto a winner with this. Also for some inexplicable reason, I have a feeling this was a decent-sized hit in France.
     
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  4. W.B.

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    It did, however, figure as background music in a highly-rated U.S. TV soap opera in a manner not appropriate for a music forum, and especially this thread. That had a good deal to do with it making US #1.
     
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  5. Mulderre

    Mulderre 60s and 70s Music Lover



    El sonido más marchoso y vacilón que existe actualmente... funny that this got a Spanish version (and Chas nails it!)
     
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  6. Mulderre

    Mulderre 60s and 70s Music Lover

    Hei tu, guarda qui, senti gli, beccati questi suono tremendo... FAI UN PASSO AVANTI!

     
  7. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    #16 of 1979 (#446 in total) - "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman" by Dr. Hook
    (#1 for 3 weeks - 17 November 1979-01 December 1979)

    The UK single (with two different picture sleeves):
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    The US single (with no picture sleeve, now way no how):
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    Wikipedia entry - also NME #485 (4 weeks - 10 November-01 December 1979) and Melody Maker #424 (2 weeks - 03 November-10 November 1979); had peaked in the U.S. before that, at #6 in Billboard, #5 in Cash Box, #4 in Record World, and #3 in Radio & Records. Perhaps their biggest hit under this incarnation (as opposed to their days as "Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show").
     
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  8. W.B.

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    Week Ending 17 November 1979

    09 - 02 - 01 - Dr. Hook - WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
    08 - 01 - 02 - Lena Martell - ONE DAY AT A TIME
    05 - 05 - 03 - Queen - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
    03 - 07 - 04 - The Jam - THE ETON RIFLES
    03 - 10 - 05 - Commodores - STILL
    05 - 03 - 06 - ABBA - GIMME, GIMME, GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
    09 - 04 - 07 - Sad Café - EVERY DAY HURTS
    06 - 09 - 08 - The Selecter - ON MY RADIO
    07 - 06 - 09 - Fleetwood Mac - TUSK
    04 - 19 - 10 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    05 - 11 - 11 - Suzi Quatro - SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU
    07 - 08 - 12 - Viola Wills - GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW
    06 - 15 - 13 - The Ramblers (From The Abbey Hey Junior School) - THE SPARROW
    03 - 27 - 14 - Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand - NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)
    04 - 25 - 15 - B.A. Robertson - KNOCKED IT OFF
    04 - 21 - 16 - Kool And The Gang - LADIES NIGHT
    06 - 26 - 17 - Herb Alpert - RISE
    04 - 29 - 18 - Iris Williams - HE WAS BEAUTIFUL (CAVATINA)
    09 - 13 - 19 - Errol Dunkley - O.K. FRED
    09 - 17 - 20 - XTC - MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
    07 - 18 - 21 - Earth, Wind And Fire - STAR
    02 - 51 - 22 - Madness - ONE STEP BEYOND...
    06 - 20 - 23 - Chic - MY FORBIDDEN LOVER
    03 - 40 - 24 - The Isley Brothers - IT'S A DISCO NIGHT (ROCK DON'T STOP)
    09 - 12 - 25 - The Buggles - VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
    06 - 30 - 26 - Dynasty - I DON'T WANT TO BE A FREAK (BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF)
    05 - 37 - 27 - Thin Lizzy - SARAH
    09 - 14 - 28 - The Dooleys - THE CHOSEN FEW
    07 - 22 - 29 - Cats U.K. - LUTON AIRPORT
    09 - 24 - 30 - The Charlie Daniels Band - THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
    10 - 16 - 31 - Michael Jackson - DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
    03 - 44 - 32 - Matchbox - ROCKABILLY REBEL
    1 - NEW - 33 - Electric Light Orchestra - CONFUSION / LAST TRAIN TO LONDON
    1 - NEW - 34 - Gibson Brothers - QUE SERA MI VIDA
    1 - NEW - 35 - The Boomtown Rats - DIAMOND SMILES
    02 - 50 - 36 - Dan-I - MONKEY CHOP
    05 - 34 - 37 - Robert John - SAD EYES
    02 - 60 - 38 - Secret Affair - LET YOUR HEART DANCE
    05 - 39 - 39 - Lene Lovich - BIRD SONG
    06 - 28 - 40 - Sex Pistols And Ten Pole Tudor - THE GREAT ROCK N' ROLL SWINDLE / ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
    02 - 65 - 41 - The Moody Blues - NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
    05 - 32 - 42 - The Undertones - YOU'VE GOT MY NUMBER
    02 - 75 - 43 - The Tourists - I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
    05 - 43 - 44 - Darts - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE
    10 - 31 - 45 - Rainbow - SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
    03 - 62 - 46 - Cliff Richard - HOT SHOT
    09 - 23 - 47 - The Police - MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    02 - 69 - 48 - Showaddywaddy - A NIGHT AT DADDY GEE'S
    04 - 53 - 49 - Sham 69 - YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I
    04 - 42 - 50 - Chris Thompson And Night - IF YOU REMEMBER ME
    08 - 35 - 51 - Blondie - DREAMING
    03 - 52 - 52 - Angelic Upstarts - NEVER 'AD NOTHIN'
    09 - 36 - 53 - Dave Edmunds - QUEEN OF HEARTS
    09 - 38 - 54 - Status Quo - WHATEVER YOU WANT
    02 - 64 - 55 - Whitesnake - LONG WAY FROM HOME
    04 - 46 - 56 - Sparks - TRYOUTS FOR THE HUMAN RACE
    1 - NEW - 57 - Pretenders - BRASS IN POCKET
    03 - 56 - 58 - Paul Phoenix (Treble) - NUNC DIMITTIS
    10 - 33 - 59 - Al Hudson And The Partners - YOU CAN DO IT
    1 - NEW - 60 - Rose Royce - IS IT LOVE YOU'RE AFTER
    1 - NEW - 61 - Def Leppard - WASTED
    02 - 67 - 62 - Cozy Powell - THEME ONE
    05 - 47 - 63 - The Damned - SMASH IT UP
    04 - 48 - 64 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - SPOOKY
    03 - 66 - 65 - Jonathan King - GLORIA
    1 - NEW - 66 - Rocky Burnette - TIRED OF TOEIN' THE LINE
    1 - NEW - 67 - Janis Ian - FLY TOO HIGH
    1 - NEW - 68 - Atmosfear - DANCING IN OUTER SPACE
    03 - 58 - 69 - Amii Stewart - JEALOUSY
    1 - NEW - 70 - The Police - FALL OUT
    1 - NEW - 71 - Storm - IT'S MY HOUSE
    1 - NEW - 72 - The Lurkers - NEW GUITAR IN TOWN
    05 - 61 - 73 - Dusty Springfield - BABY BLUE
    07 - 41 - 74 - Gloria Gaynor - LET ME KNOW (I HAVE A RIGHT)
    1 - NEW - 75 - Charlie Dore - PILOT OF THE AIRWAVES


    Week Ending 24 November 1979

    10 - 01 - 01 - Dr. Hook - WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
    06 - 03 - 02 - Queen - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
    04 - 04 - 03 - The Jam - THE ETON RIFLES
    04 - 05 - 04 - Commodores - STILL
    09 - 02 - 05 - Lena Martell - ONE DAY AT A TIME
    04 - 14 - 06 - Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand - NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)
    06 - 06 - 07 - ABBA - GIMME, GIMME, GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
    05 - 15 - 08 - B.A. Robertson - KNOCKED IT OFF
    05 - 16 - 09 - Kool And The Gang - LADIES NIGHT
    03 - 22 - 10 - Madness - ONE STEP BEYOND...
    07 - 13 - 11 - The Ramblers (From The Abbey Hey Junior School) - THE SPARROW
    05 - 10 - 12 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    07 - 17 - 13 - Herb Alpert - RISE
    06 - 11 - 14 - Suzi Quatro - SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU
    1 - NEW - 15 - Gary Numan - COMPLEX
    07 - 08 - 16 - The Selecter - ON MY RADIO
    02 - 33 - 17 - Electric Light Orchestra - CONFUSION / LAST TRAIN TO LONDON
    02 - 34 - 18 - Gibson Brothers - QUE SERA MI VIDA
    08 - 12 - 19 - Viola Wills - GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW
    07 - 26 - 20 - Dynasty - I DON'T WANT TO BE A FREAK (BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF)
    04 - 24 - 21 - The Isley Brothers - IT'S A DISCO NIGHT (ROCK DON'T STOP)
    05 - 18 - 22 - Iris Williams - HE WAS BEAUTIFUL (CAVATINA)
    02 - 35 - 23 - The Boomtown Rats - DIAMOND SMILES
    10 - 07 - 24 - Sad Café - EVERY DAY HURTS
    08 - 09 - 25 - Fleetwood Mac - TUSK
    04 - 32 - 26 - Matchbox - ROCKABILLY REBEL
    03 - 41 - 27 - The Moody Blues - NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
    03 - 43 - 28 - The Tourists - I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
    06 - 27 - 29 - Thin Lizzy - SARAH
    03 - 36 - 30 - Dan-I - MONKEY CHOP
    06 - 37 - 31 - Robert John - SAD EYES
    03 - 38 - 32 - Secret Affair - LET YOUR HEART DANCE
    10 - 20 - 33 - XTC - MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
    1 - NEW - 34 - The Skids - WORKING FOR THE YANKEE DOLLAR
    1 - NEW - 35 - Blondie - UNION CITY BLUE
    02 - 60 - 36 - Rose Royce - IS IT LOVE YOU'RE AFTER
    10 - 19 - 37 - Errol Dunkley - O.K. FRED
    08 - 29 - 38 - Cats U.K. - LUTON AIRPORT
    03 - 48 - 39 - Showaddywaddy - A NIGHT AT DADDY GEE'S
    10 - 28 - 40 - The Dooleys - THE CHOSEN FEW
    11 - 31 - 41 - Michael Jackson - DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
    10 - 25 - 42 - The Buggles - VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
    08 - 21 - 43 - Earth, Wind And Fire - STAR
    06 - 39 - 44 - Lene Lovich - BIRD SONG
    02 - 67 - 45 - Janis Ian - FLY TOO HIGH
    02 - 68 - 46 - Atmosfear - DANCING IN OUTER SPACE
    02 - 70 - 47 - The Police - FALL OUT
    02 - 57 - 48 - Pretenders - BRASS IN POCKET
    06 - 42 - 49 - The Undertones - YOU'VE GOT MY NUMBER
    1 - NEW - 50 - Lowrell - MELLOW MELLOW RIGHT ON
    04 - 46 - 51 - Cliff Richard - HOT SHOT
    02 - 71 - 52 - Storm - IT'S MY HOUSE
    1 - NEW - 53 - The Three Degrees - MY SIMPLE HEART
    1 - NEW - 54 - Status Quo - LIVING ON AN ISLAND
    1 - NEW - 55 - Marianne Faithfull - THE BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN
    10 - 47 - 56 - The Police - MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    10 - 30 - 57 - The Charlie Daniels Band - THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
    02 - 66 - 58 - Rocky Burnette - TIRED OF TOEIN' THE LINE
    07 - 23 - 59 - Chic - MY FORBIDDEN LOVER
    1 - NEW - 60 - Diana Ross - IT'S MY HOUSE
    1 - NEW - 61 - Dollar - I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
    1 - NEW - 62 - Sheila And B. Devotion - SPACER
    02 - 61 - 63 - Def Leppard - WASTED
    1 - NEW - 64 - Stevie Wonder - SEND ONE YOUR LOVE
    05 - 49 - 65 - Sham 69 - YOU'RE A BETTER MAN THAN I
    02 - 75 - 66 - Charlie Dore - PILOT OF THE AIRWAVES
    04 - 58 - 67 - Paul Phoenix (Treble) - NUNC DIMITTIS
    1 - NEW - 68 - Freddie James - GET UP AND BOOGIE
    05 - 56 - 69 - Sparks - TRYOUTS FOR THE HUMAN RACE
    1 - NEW - 70 - Shalamar - THE SECOND TIME AROUND
    04 - 52 - 71 - Angelic Upstarts - NEVER 'AD NOTHIN'
    1 - NEW - 72 - Dave Edmunds - CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE
    1 - NEW - 73 - Michael Jackson - OFF THE WALL
    05 - 50 - 74 - Chris Thompson And Night - IF YOU REMEMBER ME
    06 - 44 - 75 - Darts - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE


    Week Ending 01 December 1979

    11 - 01 - 01 - Dr. Hook - WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
    07 - 02 - 02 - Queen - CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
    05 - 06 - 03 - Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand - NO MORE TEARS (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH)
    05 - 04 - 04 - Commodores - STILL
    1 - NEW - 05 - The Police - WALKING ON THE MOON
    02 - 15 - 06 - Gary Numan - COMPLEX
    04 - 10 - 07 - Madness - ONE STEP BEYOND...
    03 - 17 - 08 - Electric Light Orchestra - CONFUSION / LAST TRAIN TO LONDON
    05 - 03 - 09 - The Jam - THE ETON RIFLES
    06 - 08 - 10 - B.A. Robertson - KNOCKED IT OFF
    06 - 09 - 11 - Kool And The Gang - LADIES NIGHT
    03 - 18 - 12 - Gibson Brothers - QUE SERA MI VIDA
    03 - 23 - 13 - The Boomtown Rats - DIAMOND SMILES
    05 - 21 - 14 - The Isley Brothers - IT'S A DISCO NIGHT (ROCK DON'T STOP)
    08 - 11 - 15 - The Ramblers (From The Abbey Hey Junior School) - THE SPARROW
    10 - 05 - 16 - Lena Martell - ONE DAY AT A TIME
    06 - 12 - 17 - The Specials Featuring Rico + - A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY / NITE KLUB
    05 - 26 - 18 - Matchbox - ROCKABILLY REBEL
    07 - 07 - 19 - ABBA - GIMME, GIMME, GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
    08 - 13 - 20 - Herb Alpert - RISE
    02 - 35 - 21 - Blondie - UNION CITY BLUE
    04 - 28 - 22 - The Tourists - I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU
    04 - 27 - 23 - The Moody Blues - NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
    07 - 29 - 24 - Thin Lizzy - SARAH
    02 - 73 - 25 - Michael Jackson - OFF THE WALL
    1 - NEW - 26 - Pink Floyd - ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART II)
    07 - 14 - 27 - Suzi Quatro - SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU
    08 - 16 - 28 - The Selecter - ON MY RADIO
    06 - 22 - 29 - Iris Williams - HE WAS BEAUTIFUL (CAVATINA)
    04 - 30 - 30 - Dan-I - MONKEY CHOP
    02 - 53 - 31 - The Three Degrees - MY SIMPLE HEART
    02 - 34 - 32 - The Skids - WORKING FOR THE YANKEE DOLLAR
    08 - 20 - 33 - Dynasty - I DON'T WANT TO BE A FREAK (BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF)
    03 - 36 - 34 - Rose Royce - IS IT LOVE YOU'RE AFTER
    09 - 19 - 35 - Viola Wills - GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW
    02 - 54 - 36 - Status Quo - LIVING ON AN ISLAND
    11 - 24 - 37 - Sad Café - EVERY DAY HURTS
    1 - NEW - 38 - Sugarhill Gang - RAPPER'S DELIGHT
    04 - 32 - 39 - Secret Affair - LET YOUR HEART DANCE
    07 - 31 - 40 - Robert John - SAD EYES
    02 - 50 - 41 - Lowrell - MELLOW MELLOW RIGHT ON
    04 - 39 - 42 - Showaddywaddy - A NIGHT AT DADDY GEE'S
    02 - 62 - 43 - Sheila And B. Devotion - SPACER
    02 - 60 - 44 - Diana Ross - IT'S MY HOUSE
    1 - NEW - 45 - The Stranglers - DON'T BRING HARRY (EP)
    03 - 45 - 46 - Janis Ian - FLY TOO HIGH
    03 - 48 - 47 - Pretenders - BRASS IN POCKET
    03 - 46 - 48 - Atmosfear - DANCING IN OUTER SPACE
    03 - 47 - 49 - The Police - FALL OUT
    02 - 55 - 50 - Marianne Faithfull - THE BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN
    09 - 25 - 51 - Fleetwood Mac - TUSK
    02 - 64 - 52 - Stevie Wonder - SEND ONE YOUR LOVE
    02 - 70 - 53 - Shalamar - THE SECOND TIME AROUND
    02 - 68 - 54 - Freddie James - GET UP AND BOOGIE
    03 - 52 - 55 - Storm - IT'S MY HOUSE
    11 - 37 - 56 - Errol Dunkley - O.K. FRED
    02 - 61 - 57 - Dollar - I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
    03 - 58 - 58 - Rocky Burnette - TIRED OF TOEIN' THE LINE
    02 - 72 - 59 - Dave Edmunds - CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE
    05 - 51 - 60 - Cliff Richard - HOT SHOT
    1 - NEW - 61 - Paul McCartney - WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME
    1 - NEW - 62 - U.K. Subs - SHE'S NOT THERE / KICKS (EP)
    03 - 63 - 63 - Def Leppard - WASTED
    12 - 41 - 64 - Michael Jackson - DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
    11 - 33 - 65 - XTC - MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
    1 - NEW - 66 - Eagles - THE LONG RUN
    1 - NEW - 67 - Motörhead - BOMBER
    07 - 44 - 68 - Lene Lovich - BIRD SONG
    1 - NEW - 69 - The Damned - I JUST CAN'T BE HAPPY TODAY
    11 - 40 - 70 - The Dooleys - THE CHOSEN FEW
    11 - 42 - 71 - The Buggles - VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
    11 - 56 - 72 - The Police - MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
    1 - NEW - 73 - Darts - REET PETITE
    1 - NEW - 74 - Cockney Rejects - I'M NOT A FOOL
    08 - 59 - 75 - Chic - MY FORBIDDEN LOVER
     
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  9. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Now for those I'd have (any 'oldie' in the bunch would be in its original pressing from 'way back when' . . . ):


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    The order of release between his second and third singles from his Off The Wall LP was the reverse in the UK from the US. In the States this was his third, reaching #10 in both Billboard and Record World, #11 in Cash Box, and #9 in Radio & Records in Spring 1980.


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    This future Yuletide standard, "at the time," only made two US charts: Cash Box (at #83) and Record World (at #94); didn't make Billboard's Hot 100 until 2018 - 2018!!! - at which point it peaked at #47.
     
  10. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    And now for the other 'newies':
    Two different singles in the U.S., and each charted separately:
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    "Confusion" peaked at #37 in US Billboard, #47 in Cash Box, and #44 in Record World . . .
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    . . . whilst "Last Train To London's" highest chart positions were: Billboard #39, Cash Box #36 and Record World #51.
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    A future #1; for details, see the Every UK #1 Single of The 1980's Discussion Thread.
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    Reached its U.S. chart peaks in July 1980: #8 in both Billboard and Record World, and #6 in both Cash Box and Radio & Records.
     
  11. Randoms

    Randoms Aerie Faerie Nonsense

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    Lena Martell - One Day At A Time

    Pleasant enough and well sung, but not really for me.

    I can't recall hearing this on the radio in the last 40 years, or back in 1979 come to think of it. It must have received a lot of airplay and a lot of people must have bought the single.
     
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  12. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Its UK-vs-US chart trajectory would ultimately be the reverse of her 1975 U.S. hit "At Seventeen" which didn't even make the UK charts.
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    In Spring 1980, this got all the way up to #13 in US Billboard, #12 in Cash Box, #14 in Record World, and #11 in Radio & Records.
     
  13. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    This one's gonna particularly be a bumper crop of long slogging . . .
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    A new U.S. label. Not that it did any good for them on the US charts . . .
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  14. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Now for a bunch of singles from Carrere . . .
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    We resume our other labels, already in progress . . .

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    His first single from his ambitious Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants LP, this managed to reach #4 in US Billboard, #5 in Cash Box, and #12 in both Record World and Radio & Records.
     
  15. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Their best-known hit up to this point, got up to #8 in US Billboard, #10 in Cash Box, #13 in Record World, and #18 in Radio & Records.
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    In the U.S., the prior charted UK single was this record's B side.
     
  16. bob60

    bob60 Forum Resident

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    What happened to the John guy?
    I grew to enjoy his Canadian take on the 70’s U.K. charts...
     
  17. bob60

    bob60 Forum Resident

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    Blondie are now soaring, a full on mega pop group churning out fantastic singles.
    Union City Blues is one of their very best.
    Blondie and ABBA ruled during this period...
     
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  18. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    This set will be more digestible, I promise . . . :winkgrin:

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    The first major rap single, in spite of being only commercially issued on 12" it still managed to get to #36 in both US Billboard and Cash Box, and #45 in Record World. The 45 ish, as noted, was for jukeboxes and radio stations.
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    The second single from their same-titled LP, this one was a "sorta', kinda' " #1, sitting at that position for 2 weeks (04 January-11 January 1980) on US Radio & Records' National Airplay / 30; everywhere else, its peak was #8 on Billboard's Hot 100, #10 in Cash Box' Top 100, and #4 on Record World's Singles Chart.
     
  19. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Oh I've enjoyed his particular "way with words" on those, and the prior '60's UK charts. He indicated something about taking a little break because of the overwhelming crush of 'newies' in the wake of the UK chart expanding to a Top 75. Only now is @Mulderre returning to the fold.
     
  20. Mulderre

    Mulderre 60s and 70s Music Lover

    I am also taking an off time, because the Top 75, coupled with a very hasty return to work, makes me unable to make my comments. I'll be writing a big chunk as a 70s review, though.
     
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  21. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    Well, when you can, that's all what counts at this point. We are getting closer and closer to the end, though.
     
  22. duggan

    duggan Forum Resident

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    I never could understand why it was so popular.
     
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  23. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector Thread Starter

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    I'd surmise the Woolies crowd put it at the top . . . ?
     
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  24. Randoms

    Randoms Aerie Faerie Nonsense

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    The charts really were interesting and varied in 1979. Having left school parties were a regular event, smooching to Still and Nights In White Satin and jumping around to One Step Beyond and the brilliant -

    The Jam - The Eton Rifles




    Happy days!
     
  25. duggan

    duggan Forum Resident

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    sydney
    Union City Blue - probably may favourite Blondie single.
    Voulez-Vous - certainly my favourite Abba album, stacked with tremendous singles.
     
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