December 2, 1978: “Village People ‘YMCA’ has been remixed with great freaky sound effects”

Disco News

Village People ‘YMCA’ has been remixed with great freaky sound effects and long instrumental breaks on dynamite 6:47 US Casablanca promo 12in – beg, steal or borrow a copy, as it’s so much better than the commercial version! . . . Funkadelic is due out unexpectedly this week in – wait for it – the US remix 12in form, so get it! . . . I’m not meant to tell you this, but the US 12in versions from one particular label group have been quietly test marketed in London only, so see if you can spot which they are by checking the Disco Top 90 for three previously import-only 12in titles now minus the “US” before their label info . . . Miracle Records will be doing a 9:08 12in of John Davis ‘Ain’t That Enough For You’ . . . London’s LODJ Assn meets this Sunday (3) at 4pm in the Bluecoat Boy pub, City Road, near Angel tube, while down in Kent that night at 8pm the annual SEDA members’ quiz is at Wrotham’s Moat Hotel . . . North East Essex DJ Assn’s Christmas party on Monday (14) at 8pm in Colchester’s Woods Social Centre will feature a Lasertronics light show . . . Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Rutland) plans to start an Edinburgh area association, so interested jocks contact him at 34 Burdiehouse Avenue, Edinburgh – via Telstar?! . . . Alex Anders (Jersey Mermaid), sitting behind me at Sunday’s Disco Forum, was really knocked out when he won the fortnight in Bermuda lucky number draw – he’ll be used to island life, for sure! . . . Olympic Runners are touring the country in a “Mutha Coach” doing selected PA’s, but the actual venues seem mostly unconfirmed . . . Graham Gold’s run into trouble at his Sunday night Greenford Chambers gig in the Railway Hotel, so please if you don’t look obviously over 18 bring someone to prove your age . . . Gene Farrow ‘Dance With Me’ (Magnet 12MAG 133) and Gonzalez ‘Just Let It Lay’ (EMI 12EMI 2868) are now on 12in.


No New Spins this week. 


UK Disco Top 90 – December 2, 1978

01 01 Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – Blue Sky 7″/US 12″/LP
02 13 Chic – Le Freak – Atlantic 7″/12″
03 08 Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) – Fantasy 7″/LP/US 12″
04 33 Village People – YMCA – Mercury 7″/12″
05 02 Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Fantasy 7″/12″/LP
06 14 Patrick Juvet – I Love America – Casablanca 7″/12″/LP
07 03 Donna Summer – MacArthur Park – Casablanca 7″/LP/12″ promo
08 10 Musique – In The Bush – CBS 7″/12″/LP
09 05 The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie – Epic 7″/12″
10 15 Rahni Harris – Six Million Steps – Mercury 12″
11 11 Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back – Fantasy 12″
12 18 Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife – Polydor 7″/12″
13 09 Roy Ayers – Get On Up, Get On Down – Polydor 7″/12″/LP
14 07 Eddie Henderson – Prance On / Cyclops / Butterfly / Say You Will – Capitol 12″/LP
15 26 Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman – Warner Bros. 7″/US 12″ promo
16 20 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – Warner Bros. 7″/US 12″/LP
17 04 Boney M. – Rasputin – Atlantic 7″/12″/LP
18 12 Manu Dibango – Sun Explosion / Big Blow / Motapo – Decca 12″
19 06 Third World – Now That We Found Love – Island 7″/12″
20 24 Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two / I’m Gonna Love You Forever – Mercury 7″/12″/LP
21 45 Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Riva 7″/12″ promo
22 17 Ashford & Simpson – It Seems To Hang On – Warner Bros. 7″/12″
23 16 Three Degrees – Giving Up, Giving In – Ariola 7″/12″
24 22 Shalamar – Take That To The Bank – RCA 7″/12″
25 23 Heatwave – Mind Blowing Decisions / Always And Forever – GTO 12″
26 31 Brothers Johnson – Ride-O-Rocket – A&M 7″/12″
27 32 Gene Chandler – Get Down – US Chi-Sound 7″/12″/LP
28 25 Aquarian Dream – You’re A Star – Elektra LP
29 37 Carol Douglas – Burnin’ – Midsong 12″
30 46 Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip – Starship Trooper – Ariola Hansa 7″/12″
31 21 Olympic Runners – Get It While You Can – Polydor 7″/12″
32 54 Luisa Fernandez – Lay Love On You – Warner Bros. 7″
33 30 Joe Thomas – Plato’s Retreat – TK 7″/US 12″
34 48 Chanter Sisters – Can’t Stop Dancing – Safari 7″/German 12″
35 34 Stanley Turrentine – Disco Dancin’ – Fantasy 12″/US LP
36 35 Goody Goody – #1 Dee Jay – Atlantic 12″
37 39 Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me With Your Love – US Orbit 12″
38 29 Teddy Pendergrass – Only You / Close The Door – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
39 38 Joe Farrell – Night Dancing – Warner Bros. 12″
40 19 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights – RSO 7″
41 53 Atlantic Starr – Stand Up – A&M 12″
42 52 Edwin Starr – Contact – US 20th Century 12″/LP
43 70 Richard Ace – Stayin’ Alive – Blue Inc. 7″/12″
44 62 Brecker Brothers – East River – Arista 7″
45 28 Hi-Tension – British Hustle – Island 7″/12″
46 NE Mankind – Dr. Who – Pinnacle 12″
47 40 Ronnie Foster – Happy Song – US Columbia LP
48 67 Lakeside – It’s All The Way Live – US Solar 12″
49 59 Timmy Thomas – Freak In Freak Out – TK 7″/US 12″
50 56 Donald Byrd – Thank You For Funking Up My Life / Have You Heard The News – Elektra LP
51 82 Fatback – I’m Fired Up – Spring 7″
52 43 Damon Harris – It’s Music – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
53 NE Two Man Sound – Que Tal America – Miracle 12″
54 55 Commodores – Just To Be Close To You – Motown 7″
55 27 Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – Whitfield 7″
56 74 Leon Haywood – Party – MCA 7″/12″
57 42 Cleveland Eaton – Bama Boogie Woogie / Funky Cello – Gull 7″/12″
58 47 Roy Ayers – Can’t You See Me / You Send Me – Polydor LP
59 44 Howard Kenney – Save Some For The Children – US Warner Bros. LP
60 50 Finished Touch – I Love To See You Dance / Need To Know You Better – Motown 7″/LP/US 12″ promo remix
61 63 Eddie Horan – Turn My World Back Around – US HDM LP
62 NE Wilton Felder – Let’s Dance Together – ABC LP
63 57 Curtis Mayfield – No Goodbyes – Curtom 12″
64 NE Diana Ross & Michael Jackson – Ease On Down The Road – MCA 7″
65 58 Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life – Epic 7″/US 12″
66 90 Voyage – Souvenirs – GTO 7″/12″
67 49 Rodney Franklin – I Like The Music Make It Hot – US Columbia LP
68 64 John Handy – I Can Tell – US Warner Bros. LP
69 60 Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame – RCA 7″/12″
70 84 Olivia Newton-John – Hopelessly Devoted To You – RSO 7″
71 51 Wilbert Longmire – Black Is The Color – CBS LP
72 75 Shampoo – Harlem Hustle – Ensign 7″/12″
73 71 Gregg Diamond – Star Cruiser / Fancy Dancer / This Side Of Midnight – TK 7″/US Marlin LP
74 NE Gaz – Sing Sing / Boogie Woman – US Salsoul LP
75 NE Earth, Wind & Fire – September – CBS 7″
76 77 Neil Larsen – Sudden Samba – US Horizon LP
77 65 Brass Construction – Get Up / Help Yourself / One To One – US UA LP
78 NE Macho – I’m A Man – EMI 12″
79 NE Love Symphony Orchestra – Let Me Be Your Fantasy – US Penthouse LP
80 83 Boomtown Rats – Rat Trap – Ensign 7″
81 NE Bee Gees – Too Much Heaven – RSO 7″
82 NE Frankie Valli – Save Me Save Me – Warner Bros. 7″
83 89 Bettye LaVette – Doin’ The Best That I Can – Atlantic 7″/12″
84 RE Willie Bobo – Always There – US Columbia LP
85 72 Candi Staton – Victim – Warner Bros. 7″/LP/US 12″ promo remix
86 36 Frankie Valli – Grease – RSO 7″
87 NE Keith Barrow – Physical Attraction / Turn Me Up / Joyful Music – US Columbia LP
88 NE Erotic Drum Band – Love Disco Style / Plug Me To Death – US Prism LP
89 41 La Bionda – One For You, One For Me – Mercury 7″/12″
90 NE Elton John – Part Time Lover – Rocket 7″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 8/19/78) / #2 (BNDA debut 10/21/78) / #3 (BNDA debut 7/8/78)
#4 (BNDA debut 10/21/78) / #5 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #6 (BNDA debut 6/3/78)
#7 (BNDA debut 9/23/78) / #8 (BNDA debut 7/29/78) / #9 (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
#12 (BNDA debut 9/16/78) / #15 (BNDA debut 12/2/78) / #16 (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
#21 (BNDA debut 1/20/79) / #23 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #27 (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
#29 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #33 (BNDA debut 8/12/78) / #36 (BNDA debut 9/9/78)
#37 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #41 (BNDA debut 10/7/78) / #42 (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
#53 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #63 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #65 (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
#66 (BNDA debut 12/2/78) / #69 (BNDA debut 10/1/77) / #73 (BNDA debut 9/2/78)
#78 (BNDA debut 9/16/78) / #83 (BNDA debut 8/12/78) / #85 (BNDA debut 8/12/78)
#88 (BNDA debut 10/14/78)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Domestic):
ISAAC HAYES: ‘Shaft II’ / ‘Zeke The Freak’ (Polydor LP)
LIQUID GOLD: ‘Anyway You Do It’ (Creole 12”)
MUNICH MACHINE: ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ (Oasis 12”) (BNDA debut 6/17/78)
FAMILY AFFAIR: ‘Love Hustle’ (Pye 7”)
BUNNY MALONEY: ‘Baby I’ve Been Missing You’ (Gull 12”)
BONEY M: ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ (Atlantic 7”)
QUARTZ: ‘Beyond The Clouds’ (Pye 12”) (BNDA debut 7/22/78)
FOXY: ‘Get Off’ (TK 7”) (BNDA debut 5/6/78)
DAVID BOYDELL: ‘City Music’ (Electric 12”)
CHARLES JACKSON: ‘Tonight’s The Night’ (Tower 12”)
CHANSON: ‘Don’t Hold Back’ (Ariola 7”) (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
SUN: ‘Wanna Make Love’ (Tower 12”)
DAN HARTMAN: ‘Countdown’ / ‘This is It’ (CBS LP)
MARTYN FORD: ‘Happy People’ (Mountain 12”)
REAL THING: ‘Can You Feel The Force?’ (Pye LP)
JAMES BROWN: ‘Nature’ (Polydor 7”)

Bubbling Under The Top 90 (Imports):
PEACHES & HERB: ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ (US Polydor 12”) (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
OLLIE BABA: ‘Stomp Your Feet’ / ‘Give Me A Break’ / ‘Do It Good’ (US Polydor LP)
GOLD BULLION BAND: ‘Baise Moi’ (US Channel 12”) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
SEA LEVEL: ‘Fifty-Four’ (US Capricorn LP)
JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Ain’t That Enough For You’ (US SAM 12”) (BNDA debut 9/2/78)
PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Let’s Sing A Song Of Love’ / ‘Play’ (US Elektra LP)
MANDRILL: ‘Don’t Stop’ / ‘Stay Tonight’ / ‘When You Smile’ (US Arista LP)
RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES: ‘Let’s Groove’ (US Versatile LP)
DENNIS BROWN: ‘Money In My Pocket’ (US Gibbs 12”)
BIONIC BOOGIE: ‘Hot Butterfly’ / ‘Cream’ / ‘Fess Up To The Boogie’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
CHARO: ‘Ole Ole’ (US Salsoul 12”) (BNDA debut 12/2/78)
CREATIVE SOURCE: ‘Who Is He And What Is He To You’ (US Paul Winley 12”)
FAT LARRY’S BAND: ‘Boogie Town’ (US Fantasy LP)
DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN: ‘Keep The Dream Alive’ (US Prestige LP)
KINSMAN DAZZ: ‘Saturday Night’ / ‘Get To The Feeling’ (US 20th Century LP)
AL HUDSON: ‘Spread Love’ (US ABC 12”)
DAVID SIMMONS: ‘Will They Miss Me’ (US Fantasy/WMOT 12”)
SARAH DASH: ‘Sinner Man’ (US Kirshner 12”) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
VINCE MONTANA: ‘I Love Music’ (US Atlantic LP)
PHILLY CREAM: ‘Sly-Hi’ (US Salsoul 12”)
LAURA TAYLOR: ‘Dancing In My Feet’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 9/23/78)
PHREEK: ‘I’m A Big Freak’ (US Prelude LP)
LORRAINE JOHNSON: ‘Feed The Flame’ (US Prelude LP) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
SIDNEY BARNES: ‘Foot Stompin’ Music’ (US Parachute LP)
ADC BAND: ‘Long Stroke’ (US Cotillion LP)
LEMON: ‘Freak On’ (US Salsoul 12”)
DOUBLE EXPOSURE: ‘Newsy Neighbors’ (US Salsoul 12”)
FIRST CHOICE: ‘Hold Your Horses’ (US Gold Mind 12”) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
KIKROKOS: ‘Jungle DJ’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 9/30/78)
BOB MCGILPIN: ‘Superstar’ (US Butterfly 12”) (BNDA debut 8/26/78)
CAROLYN CRAWFORD: ‘Coming On Strong’ (US Mercury 12”)
JERRY BUTLER: ‘Cooling Out’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)

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