February 27, 1982: Smokey Robinson, Frankie Smith, Central Line, Sharon Brown, Kasso

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

IT TAKES a brave man to admit they wear a wig, and with these words — “Working as a DJ you can imagine how I felt when I started to go bald” — Steve Walsh appeared in a testimonial advertisement for Svenson hairweaving in London’s Standard last week (surely a first for this type of endorsement by a disco DJ?), which must have taken a lot of guts . . . Oh, do shut up, Rowdy! . . . Tony Jenkins special at the Embassy would in fact have been a lot better had owner Stephen Hayter allowed it to be run as intended — he didn’t even allow Shalamar to be interviewed, because microphones are a no-no in gay clubs . . . Steve Strange was there checking out the slim ties and slick suits . . . Ian Levine’s “hetero” Tuesdays at Charing Cross’s Heaven are a good opportunity to discover what a New York disco can be like . . . Rusty Egan, touting an acetate of Nona Hendryx doing T-Connection’s ‘Do What You Wanna Do‘, squeezed into Mayfair Gullivers Padded Cell, now bulging every Saturday with new romantics . . . South Harrow’s Bogarts is futurist every Tuesday with DJs Robert Brunwin, Neil & Derek . . . I’m starting my ’60s soul earlier in the evening on Tuesdays at Soho’s Le Beat Route, so there’s more time for nostalgic sounds before the Northern dancers get going . . . Marvin Howell (ex-Casablanca) has evidently picked up Goldie Alexander for his own new label through Phonogram . . . NY Skyy ‘Call Me’ is due next week on 3-track 12in as a new remix, with the original plus ‘Jam The Box’ . . . Tom Tom Club ‘Genius Of Love’ (huge for Phil Howell at Derby’s Bluenote) is in fact a remix in this current version . . . Phyllis Nelson sounds awfully like Viola Wills (and thereby hangs a tale!) . . . John Cecchini & Jon Williams will be giving away six rare framed picture discs and promise lotsa funky fun ‘n’ games on their Mersey river cruise next Tuesday (2), ticket details on 051-645 3818 . . . Steve Dennis (Edgbaston Faces) reports commercials voiced by Steve Walsh are never off the (h-)air on BRMB these days . . . David Lowe will be playing plenty of soul smoochers old and new every Tuesday in March on BBC Radio Medway between 6.45 – 8.00pm (290M / 96.7FM) . . . Richard Afton starts jocking nightly this week at London’s Rockafellas restaurant (just off Regent Street beside Samantha’s), from a new console hidden behind the Harley Davidson . . . Steve E Bane, well known around Bristol for yonks, is now resident at the Burgundy in Congresbury’s Cadbury Country Club . . . Stone ‘Time’ is a killer with “D” Train, and Search ‘Like The Way’ is indeed dynamite (as suspected) out of Kool ‘Ladies Night’ . . . Brixton’s Front Line got a good plug on ‘OTT’, which Alexei Sayle thankfully appears to be leaving — how did he ever get a reputation for being funny? . . . What’s the difference between Steve Walsh and ‘Airline’-s Jack Ruskin? — Ruskin actor Roy Marsden wears a toupee, Walsh had a weave . . . OVER AND OUT.


GREG WILSON must have a head for heights to jock in the frog-shaped DJ booth 15 feet up above the floor at Wigan Pier (shades of Thank God It’s Friday’?). Sunday 21st March he’ll host an alldayer with Colin Curtis, Graham Carn, Pete Girtley, Ralph Randall and — specially imported from the South — the one DJ for whom the Pier’s decor was obviously designed, Froggy!


UK NEWIES

SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Tell Me Tomorrow’ (Motown TMGT 1255).
Gorgeous tremulously wailed bittersweet busily jogging 107-106-105bpm swayer with lovely piano towards the end, on 3-track 12in for stupendous value with not only last year’s smash 54/108-109-110-111bpm ‘Being With You’ but also its usefully Spanish-sung 54/107-108-109-110bpm ‘Aqui Con Tigo’ version.

FRANKIE SMITH: ‘Double Dutch Bus’ (WMOT VS 48512, via Virgin).
Finally for the first time since US release in autumn 1980 both original sides are now back-to-back here, this million-selling ultra-catchy jauntily jumping 119-120bpm 12in rapper (great out of ‘Fungi Mama’) and the initially hotter (here) 118-120-119bpm ‘Double Dutch‘ with chaps ‘n’ chix swapping childish playground taunts and dares.

CENTRAL LINE: ‘Don’t Tell Me (USA Remix)’ (Mercury MERX 90).
Larry Levan’s much called out, lengthened and changed 111-114-113-112-113-114-113-112-113-114bpm remix does nothing to add pop appeal or make the song stronger, although mixing DJs will find it’s terrific between Hall & Oates and Vicky “D”, but it is on 3-track 12in with Larry’s old remix of ‘Walking Into Sunshine’, and ‘Shake It Up’. 

XAVIER: ‘Love Is On The One’ (Liberty 12UP 651).
Blatantly (but usefully) modelled on ‘Off The Wall’, this kid-sung Michael Jackson-style slow starting synth twiddled 0-115(intro)-116-115(break)-116bpm 12in bounder is already proving to have more general appeal than the official A-side smacking 113bpm heavy funk ‘Work That Sucker To Death‘ (with Bootsy Collins and George Clinton on accompanying butch vocals).

P-FUNK ALL STARS: ‘Hydraulic Pump Part III’ (Virgin VS 48712).
Somewhat specialist heavily thudding 106bpm P-funk meanderer featuring such as George Clinton, Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Bobby Womack, Phillipe Wynne, Bernie Worrell and Junie Morrison, on 3-track 12in, in three parts (the lighter ‘Part II’ being 105 bpm).

THE CHILDREN OF 7 ‘Solid Dub’ (Stiff SOL 112).
Surprisingly strong bass burbled smacking 124bpm 12in instrumental flier vaguely similar to — and terrific mixed with — Touch ‘Keep On’, misleadingly hidden as flip of the “white boy’s funk” vocal ‘Solidarity‘.

SIDE ON: ‘Magic’ (Beggars Banquet BEG 71T).
Everton McCalla co-produced solid bass synth thrummed 120-119-120bpm 12in jerking jolter with an at times slightly Spandau-ish vocal and jazzy sax solo, the ‘Magic Version‘ flip stretching out more instrumentally with good things going on.

THE TIME: ‘Cool’ (Warner Bros K 17920T).
Prince-assisted and inspired sparse 126bpm 12in cool bumper with good instrumental fills between beats and evident “white boy’s funk” appeal.

COOL RUNNERS: ‘Play The Game (So You Think It Funny)’ (MCA MCAT 760).
Bass bopped clompingly churning 118bpm 12in Brit-funk jitterer by a trio from Mitcham who obviously admire Savanna, the schlurping hi-hat hissed instrumental 121-122bpm ‘Hawaiian Dream’ flip having nice jazzy guitar through blanketing synth.

REAL THING: ‘Love Takes Tears’ (Calibre CABL 112).
Very nice classily jogging 90bpm 12in treatment of a Johnny Bristol-penned slowie, combining their old hit sound with a more modern soul feel.

SHALAMAR: ‘Talk To Me’ (Solar SOT 24, via RCA).
Pre-WEA rumblingly jolting 116-117-118bpm 12in jittery smacker with typical tension in the tight vocal clusters.

SHALAMAR: ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’ (Solar K 12599T, via WEA).
Extremely undistinguished murkily sung 113bpm bumbling bore, on 3-track 12in that totally throws away their LP’s stronger circuitously building 119bpm ‘Friends‘ title track (watch the gimmicky outro) as a B-side partner to the pleasant slow 89bpm ‘Help Me’.

FOUR TOPS: ‘Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over’ (Casablanca CANX 1008).
Throat searingly hollered and crooned lush 39-40/80bpm 12in soul slowie with some glorious tight acappella harmony at the very end.

BUZZZ: ‘Sorry My Dear’ (RCA RCAT 181).
Over exposed hype of the month, the mainly black UK group stick with “white boy’s reggae” for this Police-tempoed 85/171bpm 12in pop half-stepper, which cuts through better on radio.


IMPORTS

SHARON BROWN: ‘I Specialize In Love’ (US Profile PRO – 7006).
Tee Scott-mixed quietly tapping and clapping intro adds a subdued bass line to become a gloriously bubbling understated 114bpm 12in side-to-side kicking swinger with all sorts of subtle touches and soulful singing (inst flip), set to be huge.

KASSO: ‘Walkman’ (LP ‘Kasso’ US Delirium DM LP 915).
Dynamite deceptively powerful steady simple 114bpm instrumental trotter with constant rhythm and nice piano (‘Grace’ synchs sensationally out of it!), unprepossessingly packaged in plain green sleeve with their Latin flavoured 124bpm eponymous title track hit, the guitar scratched then chick sung 122bpm jittery ‘Brazilian Dancer‘ (also on Italian f1 Team 12in), complicatedly percussive 117bpm ‘Key West‘, chix cooed 111bpm ‘One More Round‘ and happily zinging 124bpm ‘Hot Night’.

CLIFTON DYSON: ‘Slow Your Body Down’ LP (US After Hour Records LU-200).
Sounding like a Willie Mitchell production from a decade or more ago (veteran soul fans will dig!), the title track ‘Mama Jama’-ish loosely knit sidelong 118-119-120-119-118-119-120-121-119-122bpm funky ramble features great solos from Rodney Brown and many more of the Gayle Adams / Bobby Thurston team who build a good groove worth investigating (despite the inept packaging).

M.C. LOVELY & THE INCULCATION BAND: ‘One Time Two Times Blow Your Mind’ (US Inculcation 1481).
Capt Dobie-produced ominously smacking 114-113bpm 12in rapper, fine enough but flipped by the Band’s backing track, a juddering and heaving lurcher with harmonica taking the lead to great unusual effect (mixers beware — a sloppy tape splice about 20 secs in throws both sides by half a beat).

MYSTIC MERLIN: ‘Mr Magician’ (LP ‘Full Moon’ US Capitol ST-12195).
Competent if not particularly exciting set, this chunkily clomping 113bpm thudder and the moodily introed 99bpm atmospheric title track jogger getting initial reaction, while ‘Perfect‘ is a pleasant jiggly 106bpm swayer, ‘Rock The World‘ a staccato 111bpm smacker, and – possibly the long term winner — ‘Mindreader‘ a jerky 119-120-121bpm jitterer.

MATRIX: ‘Stay (I Need Your Love)’ (US Sugarscoop SS-420).
Squelchily chugging then chaps ‘n’ chix harmonised and wailed purposeful insistent 105-106bpm 12in thudder trucks along with flashily fretted synthetic noises adding power.

VARIOUS: ‘Record Production ud. 1122 N.Y.’ (Canadian Sunshine f.p.r. 1117). (Ed’s Note: Also known as ‘Sunshine Medley’).
Enigmatically labelled 12in “mixer” burbles along not particularly incisively but well mixed from a 119bpm intro with lots of usefully recognisable snippets (including some clever business around ‘Walking Into Sunshine’) before getting gay towards the end.


UK Disco Top 90 – February 27, 1982

01 01 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
02 02 George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing – Warner Bros 12”
03 05 Brandi Wells – Watch Out – WMOT 12”
04 06 Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance Again – London 12”
05 03 Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It – De-Lite 12”
06 13 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – US Sutra 12”
07 07 Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That – RCA 12”
08 04 Alton Edwards – I Just Wanna – Streetwave 12”
09 28 George Duke – Shine On / Positive Energy – Epic 12”
10 12 Kleeer – Taste The Music / I Shall Get Over / Wall To Wall / De Ting Continues – Atlantic LP
11 10 Earth Wind & Fire – I’ve Had Enough / Let’s Groove (Remix) / Kalimba Tree – CBS 12”
12 11 Whispers – In The Raw / Small Talkin’ – Solar 12”
13 09 Yvonne Gage – Garden Of Eve – Atlantic 12”
14 22 Touch – Keep On – Elite 12”
15 24 Stone – Time / Instrumental – US West End 12”
16 19 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – CBS 12”
17 16 New York Skyy – Let’s Celebrate / Call Me – Epic/Streetwave 12”
18 08 Tom Browne – Fungi Mama – Arista GRP 12”
19 25 The Band A.K.A. – Grace – US PPL LP
20 17 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love – US Chaz Ro 12”
21 15 Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done – Polydor 12”
22 18 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – US SAM 12”
23 14 Central Line – Don’t Tell Me – Mercury 12”
24 21 Slave – Wait For Me / Just A Touch Of Love – Atlantic 12”
25 20 Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt – Philadelphia Int 12”
26 23 Whispers – Emergency / Turn Me Out / Love Is Where You Find It / Cruisin’ In / Say Yes – Solar LP
27 31 Lamont Dozier – You Oughta Be In Pictures / Help Is On The Way / The Pressure Is On – US M&M LP
28 27 Gilberto Gil – Palco – German WEA LP
29 57 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose / Our Time Is Coming – US Polydor LP
30 30 Bar-Kays – Nightcruising – Mercury 12”
31 39 Central Line – Breaking Point – Mercury LP
32 32 Lamont Dozier – Shout About It – US M&M 12”
33 53 Kasso – Kasso – US Delirium/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
34 38 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – I’ve Got To Learn To Say No / She’s Got Papers On Me – Epic 12”
35 26 Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way – US Harlem Int 12”
36 29 Second Image – Fall In Love / Take A Trip – Polydor 12”
37 35 Komiko – Feel Alright – US SAM 12”
38 73 Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart (Remix) – De-Lite 12”
39 55 Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow / Being With You – Motown 12”
40 43 Carol Kenyon / Morrissey Mullen – Come And Get Me / Life On The Wire – Beggars Banquet 12”
41 44 War – You Got The Power – US RCA 12”
42 47 Ernie Watts – Chariots Of Fire / Valdez In The Country / Hold On – US Qwest LP
43 34 Jerry Carr – This Must Be Heaven – US Cherie 12”
44 50 Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight – Jive 12”
45 36 Grover Washington Jr – Little Black Samba / Jamming – Elektra LP
46 41 Mike & Brenda Sutton – We’ll Make It – SAM 12”
47 77 P-Funk All Stars – Hydraulic Pump Part III – US Hump 12”
48 68 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – US Liberty 12”
49 58 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic – US RCA 12”
50 46 Kano – Can’t Hold Back / Round And Round / Party – US Mirage LP
51 56 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Sincerely / Taking Applications / If It Ain’t One Thing… It’s Another / Mr. Look So Good – US Boardwalk LP
52 76 Henderson & Whitfield – Dancin’ To The Beat – US Park Place 12”
53 48 Modern Romance – Queen Of The Rapping Scene / Can You Move – WEA 12”
54 72 Rafael Cameron – Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya / All That’s Good To Me – US Salsoul 12”
55 89 Patrick Cowley – Megatron Man / Get A Little – US Megatone LP
56 90 Phyllis Nelson – Don’t Stop The Train – US Tropique 12”
57 52 Direct Drive – Time Machine / Don’t Depend On Me – Oval 12”
58 49 Evelyn King – Spirit Of The Dancer / I Can’t Take It – RCA 12”
59 71 Breakfast Band – Tokyo Shuffle / Tuna / Broadside Rhumba – Breakfast Music LP
60 60 Don Latarski – Beginning Song / Jennifer Anne’s Samba – US Inner City LP
61 37 Diana Ross – Mirror Mirror – Capitol 12”
62 66 Jimmy Castor – E-Man Boogie ’82 / Anyway Anywhere Anytime – US Salsoul 12”
63 40 Rick James – Ghetto Life – Motown 12”
64 63 Dolly Dots – P.S. I Love You – WEA 12”
65 42 T.C. Curtis – Bodyshake (Instrumental) – Groove Production 12”
66 NE Alphonse Mouzon – Don’t Want To Lose This Feeling – London 12”
67 33 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around – WMOT LP
68 54 George Duke – Ride On Love / Son Of Reach For It / Dream On – Epic LP
69 51 Four Tops – Don’t Walk Away – Casablanca 12”
70 67 Lesette Wilson – Caveman Boogie / Corrida – US Headfirst LP
71 80 Ray Barretto – The Old Castle / Pastime Paradise – US CTI LP
72 75 Claudja Barry – If I Do It To You – Ensign 12”
73 69 Mirage – As From Now – Copasetic/12” promo
74 61 Detroit Spinners – Love Connection / Didn’t I Blow Your Mind – Atlantic LP
75 NE Central Line – Don’t Tell Me (Remix) – Mercury 12”
76 61 Detroit Spinners – Knack For Me / Can’t Shake This Feelin’ – Atlantic 12”
77 59 Syreeta – Quick Slick – Motown 12”
78 NE Shalamar – Playing To Win / Friends / I Can Make You Feel Good / A Night To Remember – Solar LP
79 86 Barbara Roy – If You Want Me (Remix) – Canadian Black Sun 12”
80 84 Rah Band – Winter Love / Funk Me Down To Rio / Perfumed Garden – TNT 12”
81 74 Mynk – Get Up An’ Dance – US Posse 12”
82 NE Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – US Ze/Island 12”
83 62 C.M. Lord – Flashback – RCA 12”
84 79 L.A. Boppers – Where Do The Bop Go? – US MCA LP
85 64 T.S. Monk – Too Much Too Soon – Mirage 12”
86 65 Fuse One – Sunwalk / Silk / Hot Fire – US CTI LP
87 78 Randy Crawford – Imagine / Tender Falls The Rain – Warner Bros
88 RE Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation / Poyson – US Atlantic LP
89 RE Double Exposure – After All This Time – US Gold Coast 12”
90 RE Brooklyn Express – Sixty-Nine / Change Position (88) – US One Way 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Search: ‘Like The Way (You Funk With Me)’ (US Philly World 12in)
Gayle Adams: ‘Let’s Go All The Way’ / ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (US Prelude LP)
Sharon Brown: ‘I Specialize In Love’ (US Profile 12in)
Imortals: ‘The Ultimate Warlord’ (Excaliber 12in)
Empress: ‘Take A Risk’ / ‘Control It’ (US Prelude LP)
KID: ‘Hupendi Muziki Wangu’ / ‘You Don’t Like My Music’ (Excaliber 12in)
Tom Tom Club: ‘Genius Of Love’ (Island 12in)
Next Movement: ‘Let’s Work It Out’ (US Prelude 12in)
Shalamar: ‘Talk To Me’ (Solar 12in)
Kasso: ‘Walkman’ / ‘Brazilian Dancer’ (US Delirium LP)
Aurra: ‘A Little Love’ / ‘Patience’ / ‘Checking You Out’ (US Salsoul LP)
Night Bandit: ‘Like A Thief In The Night’ (US Cherry Hill 12in)
Children Of 7: ‘Solid Dub’ (Stiff 12in)
Aretha Franklin: ‘Hold On I’m Coming (Remix)’ (Arista 12in)
Stevie Wonder: ‘That Girl’ (Motown)
Chas Jankel: ‘Glad To Know You’ (US Disconet LP)
Mystic Merlin: ‘Mr Magician’ / ‘Full Moon’ (US Capitol LP)
Syreeta: ‘Out The Box’ (Motown LP)
J. Gale Gaymon: ‘If You (Study Long You’ll Study Wrong)’ (US Alton 12in)
Love International: ‘Dance On The Groove And Do The Funk’ (US Moby Dick 12in)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 01 Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
02 04 The Model / Computer Love – Kraftwerk – EMI 12”
03 03 I Just Wanna – Alton Edwards – Streetwave 12”
04 02 Don’t You Want Me / Seconds – Human League 100 – Virgin 12”
05 09 I’ve Had Enough / Let’s Groove (Remix) – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
06 07 Never Give Up On A Good Thing – George Benson – Warner Bro 12”
07 06 Easier Said Than Done – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
08 11 You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
09 21 Watch Out – Brandi Wells – WMOT 12”
10 08 I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates – RCA 12”
11 20 Love Plus One – Haircut One Hundred – Arista 12”
12 25 Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
13 17 Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
14 14 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three/Bananarama – Chrysalis 12”
15 18 Being Boiled – Human League – EMI
16 05 Let’s Groove (Remix) – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
17 13 Oh Julie – Shakin’ Stevens – Epic
18 28 Town Called Malice / Precious – The Jam – Polydor 12”
19 23 Maid Of Orleans – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dindisc 12”
20 22 Some Guys Have All The Luck – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
21 10 Don’t Walk Away – Four Tops – Casablanca 12”
22 16 Don’t Stop – The Mood – RCA 12”
23 12 Flashback / Burnin’ Up – Imagination – R&B 12”
24 — Poison Arrow – ABC – Neutron 12”
25 24 Queen Of The Rapping Scene / Can You Move – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
26 34 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
27 38 Drowning In Berlin – Mobiles – Rialto
28 53 Spirit Of The Dancer – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
29 29 Golden Brown – Stranglers – Liberty
30 39 European Son – Japan – Hansa 12”
31 45 I’ve Got To Learn To Say No – Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Epic 12”
32 27 Fungi Mama – Tom Browne – Arista GRP 12”
33 32 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
34 15 The Land Of Make Believe – Bucks Fizz – RCA
35 — Mirror Mirror – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
36 46 Dead Ringer For Love – Meat Loaf – Epic
37 52 Arthur’s Theme – Christopher Cross – Warner Bros
38 36 She Loved Like Diamond – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
39 37 Don’t Tell Me – Central Line – Mercury 12”
40 26 Mirror Mirror – Dollar – WEA
41 40 Do Or Die / The Thing’s That Dreams Are Made Of – Human League – Virgin LP
42 59 Move On (Audio Extra) – Fashion – Arista 12”
43 30 I Could Be Happy – Altered Images – Epic 12”
44 33 Love Fever – Gayle Adams – Epic 12”
45 44 Ghetto Life – Rick James – Motown 12”
46 — Empire State Human – Human League – Virgin
47 69 Volare – Explosivo – CBS 12”
48 70 Mickey – Toni Basil – Radialchoice
49 — Klacto Vee Sedstein – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
50 43 Bouncy Bouncy – Jumpp – RCA 12”
51 — It’s Not My Real Name – Landscape – RCA 12”
52 74 Garden Of Eve – Yvonne Gage – Atlantic 12”
53 19 Bedsitter – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
54 31 Shoot The Pump – J. Walter Negro/Loose Jointz – Zoo York 12”
55 66 Quick Slick – Syreeta – Motown 12”
56 — Senses Working Overtime – XTC – Virgin 12”
57 65 Tainted Love – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
58 — Wait For Me – Slave – Atlantic 12”
59 56 Nights Over Egypt – Jones Girls – Phil Int 12”
60 42 Tenderness – Diana Ross – Motown 12”
61 — In The Raw – Whispers – Solar 12”
62 — Genius Of Love / Yella – Tom Tom Club / Mr Yellow – Island 12”
63 — See You – Depeche Mode – Mute
64 61 Never Too Much – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
65 47 Waiting For A Girl Like You – Foreigner – Atlantic
66 — Groove Baby Groove – Stargazers – Epic EP
67 — Fall In Love – Second Image – Polydor 12”
68 67 109 – Chas Jankel – A&M 12”
69 55 Can’t Keep Holding On – Second Image – Polydor 12”
70 — Landslide – Olivia Newton-John – EMI
71 — Hill Street Blues – Mike Post – Elektra 12”
72 — Let’s Shake – Antilles – Ice 12”
73 — What Goes Around Comes Around – Brandi Wells – WMOT LP
74 — Showroom Dummies / Numbers – Kraftwerk – EMI 12”
75 — Hill Street Blues – Rodney Franklin – CBS


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s pop chart entries on 7in (endings denoted by f for fade, c for cold, r for resonant) are:

Madness 72-125f, Iron Maiden 119-176-0c, Kraftwerk 130f, Abba 0-122-0r, ABC 126c, Associates 129f, Nolans 0-103/52f, Kiss 58-0r, Barry Manilow 0-27-0r, Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields 117f, Brandi Wells 118f.

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