Every UK #1 Single of The 1980's Discussion Thread.

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  1. W.B.

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    As with 'Macca's' works of the time, it was issued in the U.S. and Canada on Columbia. The U.S. issue - and pic sleeve - are below:
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  2. Bobby Morrow

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    If SHF had been around in 1982 could you imagine the size of the thread when this went to #1? :D

    This song has been slagged off for years, but it’s pleasant enough. Heart’s in the right place. The Tug Of War album it’s taken from is one of Paul’s best.
     
  3. W.B.

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    As far as what's in my collection from this period . . .
     
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  4. W.B.

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    Now for selected US labels of newies, week by week:
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  5. W.B.

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  6. cut to the chase

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    1 - NEW - 56 - Tight Fit - FANTASY ISLAND

    The chorus is very ABBA-esque!

     
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  8. Bobby Morrow

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    I’m convinced that terrible wig Debbie is wearing brought down the whole Hunter project.
     
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  9. Randoms

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    Agree, these are good!

    Joan does a cracking version of I Love Rock 'n' Roll having previously heard Arrows' original version.



    Another RAK Mickie Most production, but self-penned.

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  10. Randoms

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    Trying to think of something positive here....

    the tune is catchy!
     
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  11. W.B.

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    It is said that this was written as an answer to The Rolling Stones' 1974 "It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)." But it seems there was another "answer" thereto, more within the R&B field, or more particularly Philly soul:

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  12. John54

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    Never heard Fantasy Island before but it's a pretty good song!


    (I love it when I can copy my posts and substitute one song for another)
     
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  13. Silksashbash

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    I guess the production is slicker, at least compared to Killers, probably because of a bigger budget. I would've thought Running free, Strange world, not to mention the stand-alone single Women in uniform, to be more accessible to mainstream audiences than any of The number of the beast. But what do I know. Apparently many Metallica fans considered the Ride the lightning LP a sell-out...
     
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  14. Silksashbash

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    She borrowed it from Vince Neil.
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  15. Silksashbash

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    Ebony and ivory
    Leaves me a little cold, but so does most of these artists' work. Doesn't sound more sugary to me than something John Lennon could have written.

    I love rock'n'roll is great, but the Joan Jett version is so much like the Arrows original, it seems wrong that hers was so much more successful that most people associate the song with her. In any case, an absolute fist-banging classic!
     
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  16. Yam Graham

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    You are right....
    I happen to think its their best album...certainly my favourite.
     
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  17. Yam Graham

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    Next...

    15th May 1982

    Nicole - A Little Peace

    2 Weeks At No 1

    9th No 1 of 1982 and No 500 in total.


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    "Ein bißchen Frieden" ("A Little Peace" in English) is a song in German, written by prolific German Eurovision-writing duo Ralph Siegel (music) and Bernd Meinunger (lyrics) for the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, held in Harrogate, England. It was performed by 17-year-old German high-school student Nicole, resulting in Germany's first win at the Eurovision Song Contest by a record margin of 61 points, setting a new record for the largest winning margin that lasted until the Eurovision Song Contest 1997. Nicole's single is still the only Eurovision entry to top the sales charts in every territory it was released in.
    Background
    "Ein bißchen Frieden" was the eighteenth and final song performed during the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest. At the close of voting, it had received 161 points, placing first in a field of 18.

    The performance was unlike most other Eurovision entrants in that Nicole performed while seated on a stool, playing a white acoustic guitar and accompanied by a backing group which included a harpist. The gentle ballad describes a wish for world peace, with the lyrics sung in first person, and also describes the beauty of the natural world.

    After winning the contest, Nicole performed the reprise in four different languages: German, English, French and Dutch.[1] She decided on the spur of the moment[2] to do this, to the bewilderment of her backing group. She later released recordings in five additional languages across Europe: Danish, Italian, Russian, and a German-English-Dutch combination and a German-English-Italian combination. It topped the charts in many countries, selling more than three million copies, and the English version was the last Eurovision winner to top the charts in the United Kingdom. The English version also holds the honour of becoming the 500th British Number One,[1] though it was felt by some[who?] in the UK that the song's success, along with the poor showing of the UK entry "One Step Further" by Bardo, represented a protest against the Falklands War.

    The song was chosen in an internet poll conducted by the European Broadcasting Union in 2005 as one of the 14 most popular songs in the history of the Eurovision, and was one of the entrants in the Congratulations 50th anniversary concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, held in October 2005. Although Nicole was not at the concert, it was re-enacted by dancers equipped with white guitars and a live orchestra as the original footage was shown in the background. "Ein bißchen Frieden" finished as the seventh most popular song in the history of the contest.

    The song was succeeded as Contest winner in 1983 by "Si la vie est cadeau" by Corinne Hermès representing Luxembourg.

    It was succeeded as German representative at the 1983 Contest by Hoffmann & Hoffmann with "Rücksicht".

    In 1982 "Ein bißchen Frieden" was covered in Czech as "Jsme dĕti slunce" by Jaromír Mayer, in Croatian as "Malo Mira" by Ana Štefok, in Danish as "En smule fred" by Susanne Lana, in Hungarian as "Egy kis nyugalmat kívánok én" by Neoton Família, in Polish as "Troszeczkę ziemi, troszeczkę słońca" by Eleni Tzoka and in Finnish as "Vain Hieman Rauhaa" by Katri Helena. In 1996, the Swedish techno/folk/bluegrass band Rednex, known for their hit Cotton-Eye Joe around that time, did a cover of "Ein bißchen Frieden," also played in the Eurovision Song Contest. The song has since been rendered in English as "A Little Peace" recorded by Daniel O'Donnell for his 1997 album I Believe, and in Dutch as "Een Beetje Vrede" recorded by Kathleen Aerts for her 2009 album In Symfonie.

    Monica Forsberg wrote lyrics in Swedish as "En liten fågel", and the song became popular among dansband groups. It was recorded in Swedish by Stefan Borsch on his 1982 album En liten fågel[3] as well as releasing it as a single the same year[3] and Mats Bergmans on his 2004 album Vänd dig inte om.[4] It was also recorded by Ingmar Nordströms on 1982 album Saxparty 9.[5]
     
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  18. Yam Graham

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    ...and the Top 10 countdown.

     
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  19. Yam Graham

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    Week Ending 15 May 1982

    02 - 08 - 01 - Nicole - A LITTLE PEACE
    06 - 01 - 02 - Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder - EBONY AND IVORY
    07 - 03 - 03 - PhD - I WON'T LET YOU DOWN
    04 - 04 - 04 - Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL
    03 - 13 - 05 - Scotland World Cup Squad - WE HAVE A DREAM
    06 - 05 - 06 - Bananarama With Fun Boy Three - REALLY SAYING SOMETHING
    05 - 14 - 07 - Yazoo - ONLY YOU
    06 - 02 - 08 - England World Cup Squad - THIS TIME (WE'LL GET IT RIGHT)
    05 - 18 - 09 - Hot Chocolate - GIRL CRAZY
    05 - 17 - 10 - Spandau Ballet - INSTINCTION
    04 - 27 - 11 - Patrice Rushen - FORGET ME NOTS
    02 - 34 - 12 - Depeche Mode - THE MEANING OF LOVE
    06 - 15 - 13 - Simple Minds - PROMISED YOU A MIRACLE
    06 - 10 - 14 - Haircut 100 - FANTASTIC DAY
    03 - 32 - 15 - Tight Fit - FANTASY ISLAND
    08 - 09 - 16 - Shalamar - I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
    07 - 07 - 17 - Pigbag - PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW PIGBAG
    04 - 31 - 18 - Junior - MAMA USED TO SAY
    03 - 30 - 19 - Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Squad - TOTTENHAM TOTTENHAM
    07 - 12 - 20 - Monsoon - EVER SO LONELY
    06 - 06 - 21 - Bardo - ONE STEP FURTHER
    05 - 21 - 22 - Rocky Sharpe And The Replays - SHOUT SHOUT (KNOCK YOURSELF OUT)
    04 - 11 - 23 - Shakin' Stevens - SHIRLEY
    02 - 39 - 24 - Blondie - ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
    05 - 16 - 25 - Kim Wilde - VIEW FROM A BRIDGE
    1 - NEW - 26 - ABC - THE LOOK OF LOVE
    05 - 23 - 27 - Barry Manilow - STAY
    08 - 19 - 28 - Elton John - BLUE EYES
    08 - 20 - 29 - Dollar - GIVE ME BACK MY HEART
    02 - 35 - 30 - Associates - CLUB COUNTRY
    03 - 25 - 31 - Queen - BODY LANGUAGE
    07 - 24 - 32 - Shakatak - NIGHT BIRDS
    1 - NEW - 33 - Iron Maiden - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
    06 - 33 - 34 - J. Geils Band - FREEZE-FRAME
    1 - NEW - 35 - Duran Duran - HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
    10 - 22 - 36 - Chas And Dave - AIN'T NO PLEASING YOU
    06 - 29 - 37 - David Bowie - CAT PEOPLE (PUTTING OUT FIRE)
    04 - 42 - 38 - Candi Staton - SUSPICIOUS MINDS
    05 - 40 - 39 - Sharon Brown - I SPECIALISE IN LOVE
    02 - 64 - 40 - Fun Boy Three - THE TELEPHONE ALWAYS RINGS
    1 - NEW - 41 - UB40 - LOVE IS ALL IS ALL RIGHT
    04 - 36 - 42 - Stutz Bearcats And The Denis King Orchestra - THE SONG THAT I SING (THEME FROM 'WE'LL MEET AGAIN')
    03 - 50 - 43 - Elkie Brooks - OUR LOVE
    03 - 49 - 44 - Bad Manners - GOT NO BRAINS
    06 - 68 - 45 - Foreigner - URGENT
    08 - 26 - 46 - Bucks Fizz - MY CAMERA NEVER LIES
    05 - 55 - 47 - Don McLean - CASTLES IN THE AIR
    05 - 47 - 48 - Third World - TRY JAH LOVE
    14 - 41 - 49 - Vangelis - CHARIOTS OF FIRE
    02 - 59 - 50 - Exploited - ATTACK
    02 - 70 - 51 - 'D' Train - WALK ON BY
    02 - 69 - 52 - Level 42 - ARE YOU HEARING (WHAT I HEAR)
    03 - 57 - 53 - Dukes - THANK YOU FOR THE PARTY
    06 - 37 - 54 - Daryl Hall And John Oates - PRIVATE EYES
    03 - 48 - 55 - Kings Of Swing Orchestra - SWITCHED ON SWING
    02 - 67 - 56 - Mari Wilson - BABY IT'S TRUE (I CAN'T STOP MYSELF)
    03 - 45 - 57 - Bow Wow Wow - SEE JUNGLE (JUNGLE BOY) TV SAVAGE
    07 - 28 - 58 - Roxy Music - MORE THAN THIS
    03 - 52 - 59 - Toni Basil - NOBODY
    03 - 51 - 60 - Rah Band - PERFUMED GARDEN
    1 - NEW - 61 - Band AKA - GRACE
    12 - 46 - 62 - Goombay Dance Band - SEVEN TEARS
    03 - 43 - 63 - Clash - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
    11 - 44 - 64 - Imagination - JUST AN ILLUSION
    1 - NEW - 65 - Go-Go's - OUR LIPS ARE SEALED
    1 - NEW - 66 - Goombay Dance Band - SON OF JAMAICA
    1 - NEW - 67 - Quick - RHYTHM OF THE JJNGLE
    04 - 53 - 68 - Talk Talk - TALK TALK
    04 - 60 - 69 - Squeeze - BLACK COFFEE IN BED
    08 - 38 - 70 - Status Quo - DEAR JOHN
    04 - 63 - 71 - Fixx - STAND OR FALL
    02 - 66 - 72 - Alice Cooper - UNDER MY WHEELS
    1 - NEW - 73 - Charline - I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME
    1 - NEW - 74 - Danba - I FEEL LOVE COMIN' ON
    1 - NEW - 75 - Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'M A WONDERFUL THING (BABY)


    Week Ending 22 May 1982


    03 - 01 - 01 - Nicole - A LITTLE PEACE
    06 - 07 - 02 - Yazoo - ONLY YOU
    08 - 03 - 03 - PhD - I WON'T LET YOU DOWN
    05 - 04 - 04 - Joan Jett And The Blackhearts - I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL
    1 - NEW - 05 - Adam Ant - GOODY TWO SHOES
    04 - 05 - 06 - Scotland World Cup Squad - WE HAVE A DREAM
    06 - 09 - 07 - Hot Chocolate - GIRL CRAZY
    1 - NEW - 08 - Madness - HOUSE OF FUN
    07 - 02 - 09 - Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder - EBONY AND IVORY
    05 - 11 - 10 - Patrice Rushen - FORGET ME NOTS
    04 - 15 - 11 - Tight Fit - FANTASY ISLAND
    07 - 06 - 12 - Bananarama With Fun Boy Three - REALLY SAYING SOMETHING
    02 - 26 - 13 - ABC - THE LOOK OF LOVE
    05 - 18 - 14 - Junior - MAMA USED TO SAY
    07 - 08 - 15 - England World Cup Squad - THIS TIME (WE'LL GET IT RIGHT)
    06 - 10 - 16 - Spandau Ballet - INSTINCTION
    03 - 12 - 17 - Depeche Mode - THE MEANING OF LOVE
    07 - 13 - 18 - Simple Minds - PROMISED YOU A MIRACLE
    06 - 22 - 19 - Rocky Sharpe And The Replays - SHOUT SHOUT (KNOCK YOURSELF OUT)
    02 - 35 - 20 - Duran Duran - HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
    03 - 24 - 21 - Blondie - ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
    03 - 30 - 22 - Associates - CLUB COUNTRY
    07 - 14 - 23 - Haircut 100 - FANTASTIC DAY
    04 - 19 - 24 - Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Squad - TOTTENHAM TOTTENHAM
    09 - 16 - 25 - Shalamar - I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
    02 - 33 - 26 - Iron Maiden - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
    08 - 17 - 27 - Pigbag - PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW PIGBAG
    1 - NEW - 28 - Japan - CANTONESE BOY
    08 - 20 - 29 - Monsoon - EVER SO LONELY
    1 - NEW - 30 - Genesis - 3 X 3 (EP)
    03 - 40 - 31 - Fun Boy Three - THE TELEPHONE ALWAYS RINGS
    06 - 25 - 32 - Kim Wilde - VIEW FROM A BRIDGE
    07 - 21 - 33 - Bardo - ONE STEP FURTHER
    02 - 41 - 34 - UB40 - LOVE IS ALL IS ALL RIGHT
    05 - 38 - 35 - Candi Staton - SUSPICIOUS MINDS
    05 - 23 - 36 - Shakin' Stevens - SHIRLEY
    06 - 27 - 37 - Barry Manilow - STAY
    09 - 28 - 38 - Elton John - BLUE EYES
    1 - NEW - 39 - New Order - TEMPTATION
    02 - 73 - 40 - Charlene - I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ME
    04 - 31 - 41 - Queen - BODY LANGUAGE
    1 - NEW - 42 - Toyah - BRAVE NEW WORLD
    06 - 39 - 43 - Sharon Brown - I SPECIALISE IN LOVE
    03 - 51 - 44 - 'D' Train - WALK ON BY
    02 - 61 - 45 - Band AKA - GRACE
    04 - 60 - 46 - Rah Band - PERFUMED GARDEN
    06 - 47 - 47 - Don McLean - CASTLES IN THE AIR
    07 - 45 - 48 - Foreigner - URGENT
    03 - 52 - 49 - Level 42 - ARE YOU HEARING (WHAT I HEAR)
    02 - 66 - 50 - Goombay Dance Band - SON OF JAMAICA
    02 - 67 - 51 - Quick - RHYTHM OF THE JJNGLE
    03 - 56 - 52 - Mari Wilson - BABY IT'S TRUE (I CAN'T STOP MYSELF)
    05 - 42 - 53 - Stutz Bearcats And The Denis King Orchestra - THE SONG THAT I SING (THEME FROM 'WE'LL MEET AGAIN')
    09 - 29 - 54 - Dollar - GIVE ME BACK MY HEART
    04 - 43 - 55 - Elkie Brooks - OUR LOVE
    04 - 53 - 56 - Dukes - THANK YOU FOR THE PARTY
    02 - 75 - 57 - Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'M A WONDERFUL THING (BABY)
    02 - 65 - 58 - Go-Go's - OUR LIPS ARE SEALED
    04 - 44 - 59 - Bad Manners - GOT NO BRAINS
    1 - NEW - 60 - Prelude - AFTER THE GOLD RUSH
    11 - 36 - 61 - Chas And Dave - AIN'T NO PLEASING YOU
    04 - 59 - 62 - Toni Basil - NOBODY
    15 - 49 - 63 - Vangelis - CHARIOTS OF FIRE
    1 - NEW - 64 - Mood - PARIS IN ONE DAY
    04 - 55 - 65 - Kings Of Swing Orchestra - SWITCHED ON SWING
    02 - 74 - 66 - Danba - I FEEL LOVE COMIN' ON
    08 - 32 - 67 - Shakatak - NIGHT BIRDS
    1 - NEW - 68 - Gang Of Four - I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM
    03 - 50 - 69 - Exploited - ATTACK
    1 - NEW - 70 - Altered Images - PINKY BLUE
    07 - 54 - 71 - Daryl Hall And John Oates - PRIVATE EYES
    08 - 58 - 72 - Roxy Music - MORE THAN THIS
    1 - NEW - 73 - Scritti Politti - FAITHLESS
    07 - 34 - 74 - J. Geils Band - FREEZE-FRAME
    06 - 48 - 75 - Third World - TRY JAH LOVE
     
  20. W.B.

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    There was a Canadian issue of this on the Lollipop label, but it did not see any U.S. release.
     
  21. Yam Graham

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    Nicole - A LITTLE PEACE

    I prefer the year before when the girls had their skirts shortened!!!!!
    Lovely hair.
    1/5
     
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  22. Jarleboy

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    I once again find myself agreeing with the sage views of Mr. Morrow. It´s easy to mock, but as you say, it had its heart in the right place. I enjoyed it for a couple of spins, but it soon grew old. But yes, it´s pleasant enough, and I can see why it became a huge hit. I usually stop the wonderful "TUG OF WAR" album before I get to this song, but I don´t mind if I accidentally let it play. Yes, very easy to mock superstars when they get earnest, but this is by no means as embarrassing as, say, "THE MILLENNUM PRAYER".
     
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  23. Yam Graham

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    New Entry's please save me......!!!!!

    Week Ending 15 May 1982



     
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  24. Jarleboy

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    He, he... Understandably. I always liked this song - one of the better ones to come out of the Eurovision Song Contest. That may not be saying all that much, but it´s a nice little naive ballad. We need them when the world gets darker. Sweet, uncomplicated and pretty.

    NB! My comments are about the German version - "Ein Bisschen Frieden". Somehow the English translation never worked for me.
     
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  25. Yam Graham

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    wk2

    Week Ending 22 May 1982




     
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