November 29, 1980: Bits & Pieces III, Skyy, Light Of The World, Herbie Hancock, BT Express

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

GAP BAND ‘Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)‘, serviced to the lucky few on acetate, is a great 117bpm heavy funk smacker kinda like something else I can’t think of, with a revving car intro 36 beats long which mixes well through Tom Browne’s “chick” break . . . Arista have circulated acetates of an up-coming segued Hiroshima ‘Cruisin’ J-Town’ / ‘Warriors’ 12in . . . Narada ‘I Want You’ / ‘Get Up!’ and Edit Point remlx (on Magnet now) should be due on 12in, while we still await Change ‘The Glow Of Love’ . . . Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne is a Top 10 sales record and huge disco hit in Scotland – thanks to ‘Spank’ . . . Gil Scott-Heron ‘The Bottle’ on Inferno 12in has finally filtered South . . . Johnny Boston is now on 12in and Nick Straker (oh goodie!) is due as a remix too . . . UK “burp!” Players won Capital Radio’s People’s Choice vote last week . . . Ray Edwards’ soul show on Reading’s Radio 210 has been extended to four hours on Saturday evenings . . . Tony Jenkins now opens up Charing Cross’s previously gay Heaven for Funktion members every Tuesday . . . Rusty Egan starts an electronic night at Victoria s Venue next Thursday (4) . . . Graham Gold has Robbie Vincent back to Southall Georgina’s on December 13th for a “fave oldies” night, and all requests given to Graham before then win a 12in . . . Chris Kloppper’s Disquestation shop at 2 Vale Road, Tunbridge Wells offers regular discounts on US and UK product, cheapo so check ’em! . . . Holland’s Stand By Productions, publishers of Disco Special magazine, mount Holland’s first international disco equipment exhibition at Hilversum’s Expohall from 9th to 12th May next year, for cheap display details contact Arthur van den Bergh at PO Box 78, 6160 AB Geleen, Holland, van Akenstraat 4 (phone 01031449445200) . . . Morgan Khans Excaliber party for the play-back of BT Express’s album last week could have been better catered but brought together a lot of jocks ‘n’ dealers . . . DJM are now rumoured to be wooing Salsoul, while Champagne after a great start seems hell-bent on becoming a Wally label . . . James Brown is still, they hotly affirm, with Polydor despite a “one-off’ LP for TK . . . UK Disco 90 contributing DJ numbers have suddenly been swelled by an influx of mobile/mailing list -orientated jocks, fleshing out the middle section of the chart, bringing in Bowie, Blondie & Barbra, and actually holding back import orientated titles which in fact gained considerably this week – Reddings, Herbie Hancock, Charles Earland, Rodney Franklin, Edit Point, LAX, and (second week running) GQ all adding points/jocks but dipping . . . Fred Dove’s Ottawan segue is a fave with these jocks, although at my own Wally gig last Saturday (up-market mind you – with a couple of real princes present!) I did a far better mix using the French versions from ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ into ‘OK’ . . . Paul Mulligan (Edinburgh) and Thomas Crawley (Hamilton) both point out the plugs Ottawan are getting on Tiswas – “OOOHHHHHH KAAAYYYY” . . . Neil Fincham with Colin Cordrey is now at old gold -orientated Millionaires in Edinburgh’s Frederick Street, and Stuart Hamilton with Phil Kelly is excited to be working in Merseyside’s most exclusive disco (he says), the Coconut Grove in Green Lane, Tuebrook . . . Stevie Allen (Liverpool Rotters) says it’s the heavy advertising that packs all the clubs in the Rotters chain with over a thousand punters a night- now then Scousers simmer down! . . . Chris Brown’s ‘Family Album’, criticised by some for its necessary high price, looks like a bargain when compared with ‘Rock Stars In Their Underpants’! . . . Spandau Ballet’s BPM was worked out from the computer tape master’s number of beats divided by the running time – but maybe something shrank in the transfer to disc? . . . Paul ‘The Funky’ Major, busy around Yarmouth/Lowestoft, “slow-spins” Azymuth ‘Papasong’ on UK 12in at 33 1/3rpm making it mix with Shakatak ‘Steppin’ and indeed its ‘Dear Limmertz’ A-side . . . JP Smith (Bethnal Green) is going bananas trying to identity the artist and label of a holiday hit he heard in Majorca called ‘Wake Up And Move’ – anyone any ideas? . . . Ian Turner (Llandudno Cock ‘N’ Hen Disco Bar) asks if anyone has any old hickory shafted golf clubs they don’t want – is he a Kanu Sukalagwun fan by any chance, one wonders? – but he seems serious, so ring (0492)-79404 if you can help . . . Jo Field (Hemel Hempstead) rapping Bill Ellingford’s lyrics to a Kurtis Blow track has come up with ‘Hi-Fi Rap’ by Vinyl Crisis, an equipment salesman’s spiel set to music – wanna listen, Orin? . . . Andy Greg (Loughton) has tried his hand at song writing – er, Andy, don’t give up yer day job! . . . Steve Wiggins (Barry Freddies Bar), straightening his suspenders, warns Dave Bumford that jealousy will get him nowhere! . . . Marshall ‘Woolie’ King (Sunderland Mayfair Suite) says it’s not his super new hairstyle that makes his ears stick out – OK, so what is it? . . . Brian Brindle (Chelsea Alibi) chops the vintage Champs ‘Tequila’ out of Linx ‘You’re Lying’ without losing any dancers – mind you, the Alibi floor only holds about eight people at a pinch! . . . Richard ‘Tricky Dicky’ Scanes of London’s Dicks Inn gay disco circuit says, “Let’s drop the jazz out of funk and get back to encouraging some exciting music” . . . Hi! to our growing number of USA-based DJ readers – if you feel like writing, please do . . . KEEP IT GOOD!


IMPORTS

BITS & PIECES III: ‘Let’s Do It – More Of The ’80s Medley’ (Canadian Special Disco Mixer 12in)
To call this latest disco mixer “brilliant” would be to do it an injustice – this is fan-bloody-tastic! Consistently and compulsively danceable, synchronised to a steadily clapping 123bpm overlaid beat, it starts out with snippets from recent disco hits before (on the longer B-side version) suddenly taking a nostalgia trip back to the ‘60s for verses or even just individual lines from the Archies, lots of Beatles, Four Seasons, Everly Bros, Neil Sedaka, Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney, Martha & The Vandellas, Fortunes, Brian Hyland and so on, to end out of James Brown at 120bpm with a freaky electronic fade. A MUST for all mobile, MoR and pop jocks, Record Shack have it, you will want it!

SKYY: ‘Superlove’ (LP ‘Skyyport’, US Salsoul SA 8537).
Randy Muller-prod / largely penned set, much better than their others (they’ve even toned down their prattish stagewear on the sleeve!), this perky synth-driven little 121bpm skipping smacker is incredibly similar to Prince’s ‘Head’ while the cleanly driving 122 – 123bpm ‘Here’s To You‘ has great mellow synth in the last half, ‘No Music‘ is a short clapping 112bpm acapella rap-type chanter which reintroduces their Skyyzoo (kazoo) for possible silly session fun and ‘I Can’t Get Enough‘ languidly smacks along at 115 – 114bpm with jazzy piano between beautifully controlled vocals.

JERMAINE JACKSON: ‘The Pieces Fit’ (LP ‘Jermaine’ US Motown M8-948MI).
Without the benefit of Mr Wonder this time although Herbie Hancock’s in there somewhere, this sub-‘Serious’ frenetic but sparse 109bpm jitterer has Bee Gees-type harmonies, ‘Little Girl Don’t You Worry‘ is a brittle swinging 116bpm smacker and ‘Can I Change My Mind‘ a lazily swaying 99bpm revival of Tyrone Davis’s classic. It isn’t on the level of the last one. 

FANTASY: ‘You’re Too Late’ (US Pavilion AZ8-6408).
Vari-mixing niftily out of GQ, this cleanly produced creamily clomping, chix-sung 121 – 122bpm 12in jaunty thudder trots along usefully if not sensationally, the 122bpm flip being an instrumental version.

SUGARHILL GANG: ‘8th Wonder’ (US Sugarhill SH-553).
Good out of Skyy’s ‘No Music’, the clap beat-backed chanting start and long sections of this party atmosphere 107bpm 12in rapper make it better than many while a “let’s turn this function out” phrase could find friends at Funktion.

CHUCK BYNUM: ‘Marathon Lover’ (US Warner Bros WBS49540).
Slow love-making intro to a loping 0 – 119bpm 7in soul swinger with vocoder passages, currently getting the Fred Dove hype-ola.


UK NEWIES

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ (Ensign ENY 4612).
Bob Marley’s classic de-reggaefied into a great easily flowing 121 – 122 (piano on) bpm loper with snapping bass and added gradually erupting jazzy piano halfway, flipped on 3-track 12in by both the brassily extended Hi Tension-ish 122bpm ‘Painted Lady‘ and previously promo-only lush instrumental 55 – 57bpm ‘A New Soft Song’.

HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘Just Around The Corner’ (LP ‘Mr Hands’ CBS 84638).
Dynamite snappy bass driven 114bpm instrumental jazz leaper with terrific keyboard noises ranging from electronic pings through orthodox piano to searing synth – for a mind-blowing imperceptible mix vari-up to synch out of Roy Ayers ‘Running Away’ vibes break. Spot the join if you can!

BT EXPRESS: ‘Stretch’ (Excaliber EXCL 503).
Bass-thudded jiggly 112 – 113bpm 12in heavy funk smacker with good growling vocoder counter-pointing the choppy “human” voices, building an infectious groove without being terribly substantial – or having shopgirl appeal this time, I fear!

COFFEE: ’I Wanna Be With You’ (De-Lite DEX 1).
Slickly chugging 123 – 125 – 126 – 125bpm 12in pounder with mindless “disco” chanting and nice almost Bluegrass fiddle, initially preferred by many to ‘Casanova’ although now not so strong, the alternative A-side’s ‘Slip & Dip‘ being a messy 120 – 121 – 120 (break) – 121bpm squeaky lurcher.

SLAVE: ‘Feel My Love’ (Atlantic K 11633T).
‘Ladies Night’-ish purposefully clomping unhurried 112 – 114 – 112bpm 12in “rock” swayer with alternating Chix ‘n’ chaps but minus their ‘Just A Touch Of Love’ magic, flipped by the moderately heavy funk 117 – 118 – 117 – 118 – 120bpm ‘Stone Jam‘ with Isley-ish guitar.

JIM HURT: ‘I Love Women’ (Scotti Brothers K 11929T).
Catchily spelling simple swaying blue-eyed sleazy 45/89bpm jogger evidently due on 12in.

ALTITUDE: ‘Six Nine Shuffle’ (Impact IMP 1).
Well played British jazzy 104 (intro) – 109 – 113 – 115 (piano) – 114 – 115bpm 12in “fuzak” instrumental plodder built around a series of “freeze”-separated sections with twinned sax and guitar predominating, an ‘Alternative Blow’ on flip.

DIMPLES: ‘Beautiful Feeling’ (Sun Burst SB-D-04, via Orbitone 01-965 8292).
Smoothly sung but happily bounding 126 – 125bpm 12in Afro-leaper in the spell of Bunny Mack’s last one, flipped by an instrumental ‘Experimental Soca’ version.

JOHNNY HOPE: ‘Confidential’ (Orbitone D-ORB 5).
Atmosphere-filled superb breathy sax-played 28/57 – 0bpm 12ín instrumental version of Dimples’ lovely romantic smoocher, flipped by an even smoochier 27½ – 0bpm ‘Weekend Serenade‘ both being big for Greg Edwards (and Gullivers!).

BLACK SLATE: ‘Boom Boom’ (Ensign ENY 4712).
The catchily emphatic titled line (it’s an old song though not John Lee Hooker’s) helps distinguish this otherwise more mundane typical 66 – 0bpm 12in reggae throbber with semi-dub instrumental last part, nice but unlikely to have been noticed if they hadn’t been hot off a hit.

BUNNY MACK: ‘Love Sweet Love’ (Rokel MACK 12-2).
Disappointing lightweight fast 126 – 128 – 127 – 128 (break on) bpm 12in bubbler with diluted Afro impact, naff females and too much singing – although the punchier jittery jumping 128 – 130bpm ‘Discolypso’ flip is a lot more like it.

EAJ ALL-STARS: ‘Rhythms In Blue’ (Impact IMP 2).
Extremely pleasant though hardly compulsive bossa nova-ish 115 – 117 – 121bpm 12in “fuzak” instrumental, prettily played by anonymous UK jazzers.

DYNASTY: ‘Do Me Right’ (Solar SOT-14).
Breezy vocal interplay enlivens a steadily chugging 115bpm 12ín socking roller, flipped by their “live” 119 – 120bpm ‘I’ve Just Begun To Love You‘ to compensate for contractual obligations stopping ‘Groove Control’ being the A-side this time out.

MTUME: ‘So You Want To Be A Star’ (Epic EPC 9337).
Phyllis Hyman-ish pleasant chick-sung slinky smooth 114bpm 7in roller, never did much as an import LP track.

BARBRA STREISAND & BARRY GIBB: ‘Guilty’ (CBS 9315).
Sleazy slow romantic 38/76bpm 7in jogger, perfect out of her current hit.

MICHAL URBANIAK: ‘Joy’ (Motown 12TMG 1208).
Polish jazz fiddler’s specialist happy 123 – 124 – 126 – 125bpm instrumental romper finally on overdue 12in with the jolting jiggly 108bpm ‘Nanava‘ as official A-side. As he used to play sax too, maybe it’s his lyricon (whatever that is) sounding sax-like here?

DEVO: ‘Whip it’ (Virgin VS 383).
Excellent though totally rock/pop-orientated 159bpm 7in “mod” racer like a revamped ‘Sock It To ‘Em JB’, huge in many US discos and certainly great for mobile gigs.

MASTERWORKS: ‘March Of The Toreadors’ (DJM DJS – 10958).
Fairground organ-type 7in treatment of the opera theme could be rousing MoR fun.

STOUT: ‘Reels And Jigs’ (Mint CHEW 39).
Irish knees-up on useful 7in.

THE CHIPMUNKS: ‘My Sharona’ (Mercury MER 43).
Continued by the son of the late Ross Bagdasarian (who recorded as David Seville), the Squeaky kids’ faves go “punk” on the Knack’s 147bpm 7in oldie.

LESLEY GORE: ‘It’s My Party’ (Mercury CUQ 102).
Quincy Jones-produced 128bpm 7in pop classic from ’63 still is an MoR killer – try chopping it between Connie Francis ‘Stupid Cupid’ and SUSAN MAUGHAN ‘Bobby’s Girl‘ (which just happens to be 139 – 140bpm flip, in suspect stereo).

STRAY CATS: ‘Runaway Boys’ (Arista SCAT 1).
Dave Edmunds produced brilliant 181bpm 7in modern rockabilly.


UK Disco Top 90 – November 29, 1980

01 01 Kool & The Gang – Celebration – De-Lite 12”
02 03 Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling – Champagne 12”
03 02 Wilton Felder – Inherit The Wind – MCA 12”
04 09 Young & Company – I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) – Excaliber 12”
05 04 Linx – You’re Lying / Remix – Chrysalis 12″
06 05 Jacksons – Lovely One – Epic/US 12” promo
07 06 Coffee – Casanova – De-Lite 12″
08 13 Eddy Grant – Do You Feel My Love / Symphony For Michael (Opus 2) – Ensign 12”
09 08 George Benson – Love X Love / On Broadway / Off Broadway – Warner Bros 12″
10 11 Rah Band – Falcon – DJM 12”
11 21 Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before – 20th Century-Fox 12”
12 07 Tom Browne – Thighs High – Arista GRP 12”
13 28 Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out – Motown 12”
14 17 James Brown – Rapp Payback – US TK 12”
15 19 Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros 12”
16 38 Gladys Knight & The Pips – Bourgie Bourgie – CBS 12”
17 12 Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) – Motown 12″
18 34 Nino Tempo & 5th Avenue Sax – (Hooked On) Young Stuff – A&M 12”
19 16 Incognito – Parisienne Girl – Ensign 12”
20 26 Glen Adams Affair / Just A Groove / Remix – Excaliber 12”
21 47 Shakatak – Feels Like The Right Time – Polydor 12”
22 20 Narada Michael Walden – I Want You / The Real Thang / Get Up! / Take It To The Bossman / Lucky Fella – Atlantic LP
23 30 Kool & The Gang – Love Festival / Take It To The Top / Night People / Jones Vs Jones / Morning Star – De-Lite LP
24 40 Earth Wind & Fire – And Love Goes On / Faces / Win Or Lose / Sparkle / You Went Away / Sailaway – CBS LP
25 10 Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ / Behind The Groove (Remix) – Motown 12″
26 23 Billy Frazier & Friends – Billy Who? – US Bijuma 12”
27 27 Willie ‘Beaver’ Hale – Groove On – TK 12”
28 14 Deodato – Night Cruiser / Love Magic – Warner Bros 12″
29 18 Fred Wesley – House Party – RSO 12”
30 49 Seawind – What Cha Doin’ – A&M 12”
31 NE David Bowie – Fashion – RCA 12”
32 74 Ottawan – You’re OK-D.I.S.C.O. (Segue) / You’re OK / T’Es OK – Carrere 12”
33 45 Light Of The World – Time / I Shot The Sheriff / Painted Lady / Something For Nothing / Visualise Yourself – Ensign LP
34 15 Light Of The World – London Town / Pete’s Crusade – Ensign 12”
35 51 Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday / Did I Hear You Say You Love Me / All I Do / I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It / Do Like You / Lately / As If You Read My Mind – Motown LP
36 NE Blondie – The Tide Is High – Chrysalis
37 31 Black Slate – Amigo – Ensign 12″
38 39 Change – Searching – WEA 12″
39 35 Wilton Felder – Insight / Until The Morning Comes / L.A. Light – MCA LP
40 22 Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. – Carrere 12”
41 24 Gap Band – Party Lights – Warner Bros 12”
42 42 The Reddings – Funkin’ On The One / Doin’ It / The Awakening / Remote Control / It’s Friday Night – US BID LP
43 41 Herbie Hancock – Just Around The Corner – CBS LP
44 58 Spargo – You And Me – Champagne 12”
45 61 Jerome – If You Walk Out That Door – DJM 12”
46 NE Barbra Streisand – Woman In Love – CBS
47 33 Cloud – All Night Long – Flashback 12”
48 59 Grover Washington Jr – Let It Flow / Winelight / Just The Two Of Us – US Elektra LP
49 32 Azymuth – Dear Limmertz / Papasong – US Milestone LP
50 46 Charles Earland – Coming To You Live / Good Question / Zee Funkin’ Space / Cornbread – US Columbia LP
51 62 UK Players – Everybody Get Up / Rivers – A&M/GB 12”
52 50 GQ – Disco Nights (Remix) – Arista 12”
53 52 Rodney Franklin –I Like The Music Make It Hot / In The Center / Windy City – US Columbia LP
54 44 Dee Dee Bridgewater – Lonely Disco Dancer / One In A Million (Guy) – Elektra 12”
55 29 Frankie Smith – Double Dutch / Instrumental – WMOT 12”
56 37 Twennynine/Lenny White – Fancy Dancer / Kid Stuff / Just Right For Me / Slip Away / It’s Music It’s Magic – US Elektra LP
57 25 Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind / Captain Caribe – Champagne 12”
58 78 Patrice Rushen – Never Gonna Give You Up / The Funk Won’t Let You Down / Look Up / Don’t Blame Me – US Elektra LP
59 55 Edit Point – Help Yourself – Earthshaker 12”
60 65 Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Is It In / Spank – TK 12”
61 63 Odyssey – If You’re Looking For A Way Out – RCA 12”
62 48 Prince – Head / Dirty Mind / Uptown – US Warner Bros LP
63 77 LaToya Jackson – If You Feel The Funk – Polydor 12”
64 36 Slave – Feel My Love / Stone Jam – Atlantic 12”
65 88 MFSB – Mysteries Of The World / In The Shadow – US TSOP LP
66 54 Kurtis Blow – The Breaks – Mercury 12”
67 53 Larry Graham – One In A Million You – Warner Bros 12”
68 60 Rollercoaster – I Wish / Superstition – Pye/Ronnie Scott’s LP
69 NE Level 42 – (Flying On The) Wings Of Love – Polydor 12”
70 36 Slave – Watching You / Dreamin’ / Sizzlin’ Hot – US Cotillion LP
71 56 Cameo – Throw It Down / Keep It Hot – US Chocolate City LP
72 73 Ovaltineys – We Are The Ovaltineys / Happy Days Are Here Again / Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye) – OVA
73 72 L.A.X. – All My Love – US Prelude 12”
74 76 Hiroshima – Cruisin’ J-Town / Warriors -US Arista LP/12” promo
75 71 Real Thing – She’s A Groovy Freak / It’s The Real Thing – Calibre 12”
76 69 Daybreak – Everybody Get Off – US Prelude 12”
77 43 Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Me Talk – CBS 12”
78 RE Sadao Watanabe – No Problem / All About Love – CBS 12”
79 75 Change – The Glow Of Love / It’s A Girls Affair – WEA 12”
80 66 Ernie Watts – Just Holdin’ On – US Elektra LP
81 NE Richie Rome – Remember Me / Busy Body / Deep – US Elektra LP
82 NE Heatwave – Gangsters Of The Groove – US Epic 12”
83 64 Jacksons – Can You Feel It / Heartbreak Hotel / Walk Right Now – Epic LP
84 83 Eumir Deodato – Uncle Funk / Groovitation – Warner Bros LP
85 86 Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music – US Mercury LP
86 NE Randy Crawford – Tender Falls The Rain / I Stand Accused / Endlessly – Warner Bros 12”
87 NE Enchantment – Settin’ It Out – US RCA/12”
88 NE BT Express – Stretch – Excaliber 12” promo
89 90 Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her – US 20th Century-Fox LP
90 80 Ned Doheney – To Prove My Love – Japanese CBS Sony LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:
Ahmad Jamal: ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ / ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ / ‘Deja Vu’ (US Motown LP)
Chas Jankel: ‘Ai No Corrida’ / ‘Lenta Latina’ (A&M 12in)
James Brown: ‘It’s Too Funky In Here’ / ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ (Polydor LP)
Linda Clifford: ‘Shoot Your Best Shot’ (RSO 12ín)
Frankie Smith: ‘Double Dutch Bus’ (US WMOT 12in)
Dynasty: ‘I’ve Just Begun To Love You’ / Shalamar: ‘I Owe You One’ (Solar 12in “live” promo)
Sweat Band: ‘Freak To Freak’ / ‘We Do It All Day Long’ / ‘Love Munch’ / ‘Hyper Space’ / ‘Body Shop’ (US Uncle Jam LP)
Linx: ‘Rise And Shine’ (Chrysalis 12in)
Bunny Brown: ‘Strawberry Letter 23’ (Groove Prod 12in)
Skyy: ‘Superlove’ / ‘Here’s To You’/ ‘No Music’ / ‘I Can’t Get Enough’ (US Salsoul LP)
RJ’s Latest Arrival: ‘Ultimate Masterpiece’ (US VR 12in)
Ashford & Simpson: ‘Happy Endings’ (Warner Bros LP)
Roy Ayers: ‘Baby Bubba’ / ‘Rock Your Roll’ / ‘Sigh’ (Polydor LP)
Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson: ‘The Bottle’ (Inferno 12in)
Dave Baker: ‘Glow Of Love’ (Black Jack 12in)
Gap Band: ‘Burn Rubber On Me’ (Mercury 12in acetate)
Harry Mosco: ‘Step On’ (Samba 12in)
Fantasy: ‘You’re Too Late’ (US Pavillion 12in)
Pointer Sister’s: ‘Save This Night For Love’ (Planet 12in)
LAX: ‘Possessed’ (US Prelude LP)


DORC (Disco Featured Pop Hits)

1(11) Bad Manners, 2(3) Kelly Marie, 3(4) Roxy Music, 4(10) Orch Manoeuvres, 5(16) Liquid Gold, 6(9) Nolans, 7(-) UB40, 8(-) Abba, 9(8) Police, 10(14) Status Quo, 11(5) Madness ‘Trousers’, 12(17) Sheena Easton, 13(-) Spandau Ballet, 14(7) Police ‘De Do Do Do’ / ‘Canary’, 15(19) Dennis Waterman, 16(12) Air Supply, 17(-) Nick Straker, 18(-) John Lennon, 19(-) Devo, 20(20) Robert Palmer.


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for (most of) last week’s pop chart entries on 7in are:
Boomtown Rats 65 – 95f, ELO 31/63 – 32/64f, St Winifred’s 0 – 68/34 – 0r, Robert Palmer 144f, Whitesnake 0 – 65 – 0r, Bruce Springsteen 110/55f, Dr Hook 88 – 89f, M. 0 – 135f, Barclay James Harvest 52/104f, Real Thing 122 – 124f, Triumph 0 – 173f, Devo 159c.

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