May 15, 1982: Stevie Wonder, Touchdown, ABC, Gap Band, Kandidate

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

SHOWSTOPPER PROMOTIONS 10th “Golden” Caister weekender will for the first time be over four days instead of three, Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 October, with live acts as well as the usual mafia roster: £30 + VAT ticket details from Sho-Pro at the Royalty Nitespot, Winchmore Hill Road, Southgate, London N14 (book early!) . . . Brighton’s Bank Holiday mafia beach party, in other respects “terrific” I’m told, was marred by the knife-wielding activities of a sniffing black youth in a red hat . . . Gallup next year take over from BMRB the compilation of the record industry’s main chart, using a computer link-up with returning shops to produce a Top 100 combining 7in and 12in sales, and an LP chart including cassette sales (plus break downs for industry use only) — now maybe well see what’s really popular! — Patrice Rushen on her weekend visit could have been singing “My kind of town, London is!” — her album is actually out-selling most of the disco singles there . . . Tania Maria, the Latin-jazz lady and not Teena Marie, appears in London at the Tottenham Court Road YMCA on Monday 14 June — tickets from promoter Paul Murphy at Exmouth Market’s Fusions . . . Rick James has an album due imminently and a 7in already about . . . Gwen Guthrie’s import LP has been banned until UK release by its British publishers . . . John Handy ‘Hard Work’ appears to be due again on MCA 12in . . . John Sachs Green Street Club in Mayfair is now re-named ‘Backstage’ . . . London Organisation of DJs is compiling a London DJ Index and invites all types of jocks to send for free inclusion their details of experience, equipment, past history (brief) and a photo if possible, to LODJ’s Ralph Maloney, 42 Clydesdale, Enfield, EN3 4RJ . . . Dave Daniels (Hammersmith Royal Oak), now you know! . . . Jenni Nicholson, ex-CBS disco gal, has popped up in Wiltshire as marketing & promotion manager for the emergent TW Records label, which as yet lacks any disco acts but Jenni is keen for some hot tips (and she doesn’t mean herbal roll-up stubs!), so contact her at TW, Unit 4, Lysander Road, Bowerhill, Melksham, Wilts (0225-707799) . . . Alan Coulthard enthuses that jocking for Mick Jagger’s press conference / reception at Soho’s Le Beat Route was the most exciting experience of his life so far . . . Glasgow’s Gordon Lyle, a regular chart contributor, has been shot dead in Miami where he was currently working . . . Neil Fincham and Colin Cordrey have switched clubs in Edinburgh to join with Paul Fabian in funking Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sundays at the Royal Mile’s totally new Mad Hatter’s Speakeasy (not to be confused with the neighbouring pop-orientated Mad Hatter’s), leaving Edinburgh’s Uptown to Cramond Perry — who reports after a recent jaunt that the number one in Paris, France, is Mel Brooks ‘It’s Good To Be The King’ . . . Mark Clark, temporarily standing in at Rotterdam’s Charleston ’79, says the Dutch for wig is “cap” — can you imagine Steve Walsh advertising Svenson’s Dutch Caps?! — anyway, Mark adds that the club has a beat meter installed between decks, is on Disconet’s subscription list, and has at number one Eloise Whitaker ‘Don’t Turn Your Back On Love‘ (US Destiny 12in) . . . Brother To Brother now jazz-funk Chevaliers at Stanmore’s swank Limes Country Club in Warren Lane every Thurs / Fri / Saturday, leaving Friday nights at Watford’s Gemmas/New Caprice in the Odeon Film Centre to Chris Green & Tony Simmons . . . Robert, Neil & Derek at South Harrow Bogarts Tuesday futura nights have revived The Champs ‘Limbo Rock‘ . . . Paul Major (Gt Yarmouth Brunswick) is going bananas trying to get Jesse Green’s ‘Nice And Slow’ remix . . . Nick Ratcliffe (Winkfield) says the manager of Thatcham Silks saw the list of Nick’s venues on this page and then that he wanted a mid-week residency, so gave him Wednesday nights on the strength of the fact that if he’s that busy he must be worth the money! . . . Ian Shaw has quit weekends at Ronnie Scott’s, started Wednesdays at Battersea Queens in Wandsworth Road, still jazzes Mondays at Tooting Night Moves with Paul Murphy, and has been re-approached by Richmond Castle’s management . . . Sammy DeHavilland (Halesowen Liberty’s) says — or should that be miaous? — that if military call-up comes back, Birmingham’s DJs will be alright as most are too old to enrol! . . . Phonogram have an excellent Walkman wearer aimed ‘Dura-Dance‘ cassette (TAPE 1) with full-length versions of lots of strong funk material . . . Linda Taylor’s LP is shrink-wrapped in the US import style . . . Madhatters are selling a T-shirt with the (chronologically suspect) logo, ‘Copitall Radio Jazz Festival (1979 Burnt Out, 1980 Washed Out, 1981 Bottled Out, 1982 ?)’ . . . John Douglas (Colchester Embassy / Windmill / Andromeda) mixes Mystic Merlin ‘Mr Magician’ and Jackie McClean ‘Dr Jackyl & Mr Funk’ (RCA 12in) . . . Peech Boys, to judge from our chart returns, busted out of the North-West and now spreads south — could it be that Froggy broke it at the Wigan Pier alldayer? . . . Sandy Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms) — WHAT bottle of scotch? . . . Rod Melvin pianist at Soho’s L’Escargot brasserie (your disco columnist’s favourite eaterie) suddenly interpolates amongst the usual cocktail material his treatments of such unlikely oldies as ‘The Loco-Motion’ and ‘Running Bear’! . . . I must say, if you walk into a cinema at 11.30pm you don’t expect to get out at 3am – consequently my set at Gullivers last Saturday was somewhat shorter than usual, just one record (‘Do I Do’), after seeing ‘Reds’! . . . Ashford & Simpson and the extremely affable Ray Parker Jr were recent visitors at Gully’s, where Graham Gold came up with a perfect way of cutting down on boring requests — he’s been charging a quid for them towards Michael Aspel’s leukaemia appeal . . . Liberty / Capitol are currently hot, aren’t they? while in general there’s an amazing amount of strong stuff about — but, whatever happened to Patrick Boothe? . . . Morgan, I warned you . . . FLY THE FLAG!


PAUL ‘TUBBS’ WILLIAMS has rejoined Nat Augustin and Gee Bello in the current slimline version of Light Of The World, whose Nigel Martinez-produced ‘Check Us Out’ is on 12in now. Bassist Tubs was one of the LOTW originators, before Nat and Gee joined, and split to form Incognito at the same time as Beggar & Co splintered away.


UK NEWIES

STEVIE WONDER: ‘Do I Do’ (LP ‘Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium 1’ Motown TMSP 6012).
The killer of killers from just three new tracks on his double-packed hits of the 70s/80s (all the stuff you’d expect), due for 12in and the best he’s done for years, this dynamite 113bpm slab of Stevie at his most infectiously danceable is a marathon ever changing groove (good out of George Benson) with, as he proudly announces, Dizzy Gillespie on horn and a countdown cold finish that’s useful before Maze. The wait was worth it!

TOUCHDOWN: ‘Ease Your Mind (US Remix)’ (Excaliber EXCL 519).
Record Shack’s rambling Brit-funk burbler tightened up immeasurably by Arthur Baker and Cosmo Wyatt to produce a terrific 124-125-126-125bpm 12in remix with nagging sax, tinkling vibes, cool chanting and stark bass break, plus an alternative 126-127-128-127bpm ‘Ritmo Suave‘ B-side version with Spanish lyrics by Joe Bataan. Unlike the US pressing, it’s only a two-tracker.

ABC: ‘The Look Of Love’ (Neutron NTX 103).
Simply sensational jerkily clopping 0-121bpm pop smash of epic grandeur in four versions on 12in (Part 3 could be most “disco”) combining a great song and much imagination — I especially love the final “hip hip hooray, yippee yippee yi ay.”

THE GAP BAND: ‘Early In The Morning’ (Mercury MERX 97).
Cockcrow and “OK” started (shades of ‘Fungi Mama’?) whomping stomping 12in P’funk smacker in “long” 121-123bpm and “even longer” 120-122-123-121-123bpm versions. Very like Funkadelic ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ (which not surprisingly is a great mix).

KANDIDATE featuring VISCOUNT OLIVER: ‘Can’t Say Bye’ (Polydor POSPX 443).
Surprisingly strong and very soulful (thanks to their new lead singer), this lovely gently jogging long 87-89-90-91bpm 12in swayer, with instrumental flip, has already got everyone talking and could be a biggie.

LENNY ZAKATEK: ‘Say I Love You’ (London LONX 004).
Eddy Grant’s calypso-ish knee’s-up, also currently out by Renee Geyer, now gets a superb ultra-happy and more authentically ethnic 123bpm 12in workout by the Gonzalez singer, flipped by an even friskier 125bpm “waarte mix” (on white labels at any rate) which is guaranteed to get everyone jumping!

ATLANTIC STARR: ‘Circles’ (LP ‘Brilliance’ A&M AMLH 64883).
Still awaited on 12in, the Sharon Bryant wailed joyously strutting and skipping 116bpm swinger is joined on LP by the lurching Prince-ish 120bpm ‘Love Moves‘, gradually unfurling 103bpm ‘Love Me Down‘, building Bee Gees-ish 113bpm ‘Sexy Dancer‘ and coolly tripping 108bpm ‘Perfect Love‘.

RONI GRIFFITH: ‘(The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up’ (Vanguard VSL 5022).
Long established gay and futura-funk fave, and with reason, this block-rattling 127bpm 12in pounding Ronettes revival has the pop appeal to be big and here is flipped by the equally strong older 120bpm ‘Love Is The Drug‘ (not Roxy’s song). Radio and pop jox should check it.

GEORGE CHANDLER: ‘This Could Be The Night’ (Polydor POSPX 436).
The personable Olympic Runner returns on a Mike Vernon-produced instantly repetitive lurching 116-115-114bpm 12in chugger with good instrumental break and ingredients but an old style KC rhythm and loose mix.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: ‘Check Us Out’ (EMI 12EMI 5294).
Brassily introed good staccato sung 118-119bpm 12in moody jitterer (inspired by ‘The Warriors’ movie) with some of producer Nigel Martinez’s Latin percussion but maybe not enough variation to become a hit song. Flipped by the similarly textured more ponderous 111bpm ‘I Can’t Stop‘.

CAMEO: ‘Just Be Yourself’ (Casablanca CANX 1010).
Prince-cum-Rick James-ian lurching hard funk 125bpm smacker (good out of the Temptations) on 4-track 12in with the convolutedly herky jerky half-steppin’ 107bpm ‘Flirt‘, messy 108bpm ‘Enjoy Your Life‘ and awful frantic 143bpm ‘Alligator Woman‘. Two tracks would have been enough.

RAY PARKER JR.: ‘Just Havin’ Fun’ (LP ‘The Other Woman’ Arista SPART 1190).
Disappointing set mixing straight rock with mushy slowies like the 40bpm ‘Stay The Night’, saved by this 105bpm instrumental funk bumper which continues the ‘For Those Who Like To Groove’ format and chops in nicely to lift the floor vibe for a while, the only other soul-type cut of note being the gently floating 116bpm ‘Let’s Get Off‘. On 12in (ARIST 12-466), the title track US hit is a Rolling Stones-style 127bpm rock strutter with traces of Johnnie Taylor’s ‘Who’s Making Love’, flipped (on 12in only) by a stronger much extended new 109bpm solo ‘1982 Version’ of Raydio’s old swaying ‘Jack And Jill (Back Up The Hill)‘ with added synth and rhythm.

HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘Give It All Your Heart’ (LP ‘Lite Me Up’ CBS 85650).
Reviewed on import last week, this devastatingly disappointing samey vocal set is saved by this Patrice Rushen-duetted slow sinuously tugging 76/38bpm jazzy jogger, everything else apart from two other tracks being either 120bpm or 121bpm and totally typical Rod Temperton. Next!

ROSE ROYCE: ‘Fire In The Funk’ (LP ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Epic EPC 85634).
Slightly disappointing Norman Whitfield-produced label debut, apart from the 7in-issued 119-120-119bpm ‘Best Love‘, the hottest dancer being this burbling 121bpm smacker, like a continuation of ‘RR Express’ without the train effects.

UK PLAYERS: ‘No Way Out’ (A&M AMSC 8220).
Well made but rather dreary crawling 99-102-101-102-103bpm slow soul harmony jogger, on 3-track 12in with the similarly well intentioned 107-108-109bpm ‘So Good To Be Alive‘, and — the actual standout — a raving 135-134bpm revival of Martha & The Vandella’s ‘Dancing In The Street’.


IMPORTS

DESPITE HAVING spent a fortune on imports this week I haven’t the time to do ’em properly (house-moving takes it all up), so if I list them at least you’ll see what was worth spending money on.

12in:
BLUE FEATHERS: ‘Lets Funk Tonight‘ (Siamese — dynamite instrumental jazzy last half after naff vocal start), CANDELA: ‘Love You Madly‘ (Arista), FONDA RAE: ‘Over Like A Fat Rat‘ (Vanguard), VALENTINE BROTHERS: ‘Money’s Too Tight‘ (Bridge), KINKINA: ‘Jungle Fever‘ (Profile), HI VOLTAGE: ‘Somewhere Beyond‘ (One Way), TIME BANDITS: ‘Live It Up‘ (US Columbia), CAVIAR: ‘Never Stop Loving You‘ (Survivor), AL McCALL: ‘Hard Times‘ (West End), KAT MANDU: ‘I Wanna Dance (Remix)‘ (Formula), ELECTRA: ‘Feels Good‘ (Emergency).

LP:
DENNIS BROWN: ‘Love Has Found Its Way’ (A&M), NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN: ‘Confidence’ (Atlantic), RITCHIE FAMILY: ‘I’ll Do My Best’ (RCA) – plus there are dozens more on 12in worth hearing at Least. It’s just like 1979 again!


UK Disco Top 90 – May 15, 1982

01 01 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – Elektra 12”
02 02 Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love – Virgin 12”
03 04 Patrice Rushen – Number One / Remind Me / Breakout / All We Need – Elektra LP
04 03 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – WMOT 12”
05 06 Gwen Guthrie – It Should’ve Been You – Island 12”
06 08 Brass Construction – Can You See The Light – Liberty 12”
07 23 Temptations/Rick James – Standing On The Top – US Gordy LP
08 09 Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (Remix US) / Ritmo Suave – US Streetwise 12”
09 07 Savanna – Never Let You Go – R&B 12”
10 28 You And Me Just Started / Club Mix – Linda Taylor – GPL 12”
11 13 Elecktrik Funk – On A Journey (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
12 05 Shakatak – Night Birds / Rio Nights – Polydor 12”
13 16 Atlantic Starr – Circles / Love Moves / Love Me Down / Sexy Dancer – US A&M LP
14 10 Junior – Mama Used To Say (US Remix)– Mercury 12”
15 11 Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good / Friends – Solar 12”
16 14 Stone – Time – Carrere 12”
17 26 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – Epic LP
18 20 Brass Construction – Do That Thang / Forever Love / Attitude / Fun Times – Liberty LP
19 24 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Ze 12”
20 12 The Band A.K.A. – Grace / Instrumental – Epic/Streetwave 12”
21 18 War – You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – RCA 12”
22 29 Maze – Before I Let Go / Golden Time Of Day (Live) – Capitol 12”
23 15 Mass Production – Inner City – US Cotillion LP
24 47 Blue Feathers – Let’s Funk Tonight – Canadian Siamese 12”
25 22 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love / Go Back – Project 12”
26 25 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – US Capitol LP
27 37 ‘D’ Train – Walk On By – Epic 12”
28 50 Miles Watson – You’re My Everything / Instrumental – US Profile 12”
29 34 Rah Band – Perfumed Garden / Funk Me Down To Rio ’82 – KR 12”
30 19 Imagination – Just An Illusion – R&B 12”
31 21 Patrick Boothe – Dance All Night / Instrumental – Streetwave 12”
32 27 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It – US Peter Pan Artists 12”
33 36 I.C.Q. – Final Approach – ICQ 12”
34 31 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming / Souped-Up Version – Ze 12”
35 43 A Taste Of Honey – We’ve Got The Groove / Diamond Real – US Capitol LP
36 30 B.B.C.S. & A. – Rock Shock – US SAM 12”
37 51 Third World – Try Jah Love – CBS 12”
38 77 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – US West End 12”
39 17 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Liberty 12”
40 74 Ritchie Family – I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby) – US RCA 12”
41 40 Ashford & Simpson – Street Corner – Capitol 12”
42 NE Stevie Wonder – Do I Do – Motown LP
43 69 Direct Drive – Time’s Running Out – Oval 12”
44 39 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic (Sweet Delight) – RCA 12”
45 32 Search – Like The Way (You Funk With Me) – Philly World 12”
46 42 Sho-Nuff – Sho-Nuff Groove / Don’t Use Me Up / Stand Up – US Malaco LP
47 71 Dramatics – Live It Up – US Capitol 12”
48 45 Foreal People – Love Begins With You – US Tropique 12”
49 56 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose – Polydor 12”
50 65 Jessie G – That’s Hot (Instrumental) – US Nugget 12”
51 61 High Fashion – Feelin’ Lucky Lately – US Capitol 12”
52 35 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – SAM 12”
53 33 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – Buddah 12”
54 52 O’Bryan – Still Water (Love) – Capitol 12”
55 38 Cameo – Just Be Yourself / Flirt – Casablanca 12”
56 46 Fat Larry’s Band – Be My Lady – US WMOT LP
57 90 Sinnamon – Thanks To You / Instrumental – US Becket 12”
58 NE Candela – Love You Madly – US Arista 12”
59 59 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – CBS 12”
60 67 Mike Anthony – Why Can’t We Live Together – German Ariola 12”
61 54 The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do / Dub – Metropolis 12”
62 NE Gap Band – Early In The Morning – Mercury 12” white label
63 44 The Quick – The Rhythm Of The Jungle – Epic 12”
64 58 Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even / Instrumental – US Moonglow 12”
65 84 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around (Remix) – WMOT 12”
66 41 Cornelius Bumpus – Saul’s Afar / A Clear View – US Broadbeach LP
67 NE Valentine Brothers – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – US Bridge 12”
68 NE Jerome – (I’m Into) Your Love / Instrumental – RCA 12”
69 75 Atmosfear – Xtra Special – Elite 12”
70 57 Maze – Joy And Pain (Live) – Capitol 12”
71 63 Gilberto Gil – Palco / Maracatu Atomico – WEA 12”
72 82 Phil Upchurch – Free & Easy – US Jam LP
73 53 Gayle Adams – Baby I Need Your Loving – Epic 12”
74 72 Mystic Merlin – Mr Magician / Full Moon / Mind Reader – US Capitol LP
75 66 Whispers – Emergency – Solar 12”
76 73 Marz – Hooked On That Lovin’ Thing – US Liberty 12”
77 RE Roni Griffith – (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – Vanguard 12”
78 88 Jesse Green – Nice And Slow (Remix) – Canadian Unidisc 12”
79 87 Victor Romero Evans – Miss Attractive – Epic 12”
80 NE Level 42 – Are You Hearing (What I Hear?) – Polydor 12”
81 49 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It (UK Remix) – System 12”
82 70 Finesse – Feel It – CBS 12”
83 68 Barbara Roy – If You Want Me (Remix) – Project 12”
84 80 Shalamar – A Night To Remember / I Don’t Wanna Be The Last To Know – Solar LP
85 NE Ransom, MacKenzie & Friends – Orange Grove / Keep On Working – Smokey Joe 12” white label
86 48 Gonzalez – (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Tooti Frooti 12”
87 60 Alton Edwards – Strange Woman – CBS 12”
88 86 The Dukes – Thank You For The Party / Nite Music – WEA 12”
89 89 Lloyd Charmers – If Leaving Me Is Easy – KR 12”
90 NE Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top / Hang Tight / Can’t Get Enough – US RCA LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Fonda Rae: ‘Over Like A Fat Rat’ (US Vanguard 12in)
Herbie Hancock: ‘Lite Me Up’ / ‘Satisfied With Love’ (CBS 12in)
Ray Parker Jr: ‘Just Havin’ Fun’ / ‘Let Me Go’ / ‘Stay The Night’ (Arista LP)
Candi Staton: ‘Suspicious Minds’ (Sugarhill 12in)
Dennis Brown: ‘Love Has Found Its Way’ (US A&M LP)
Kandidate: ‘Can’t Say Bye’ (Polydor 12in)
Loose End: ‘In The Sky’ (Virgin 12in promo)
George Chandler: ‘This Could Be The Night’ (Polydor 12in)
Bobby Womack: ‘Games’ / ‘So Many Sides Of You’ (US Beverly Glen Music LP)
Ago: ‘You Make Me Do It’ (US Brass 12in)
Narada Michael Walden: ‘I’m Ready’ / ‘Confidence’ / ‘You Ought To Love Me’ (US Atlantic LP)
Voggue: ‘Love Buzz’ (Canadian Celsius 12in)
Ruddy Thomas: ‘Key To The World’ (Hawkeye 12in)
Ritchie Family: ‘One And Only’ / ‘Tonight I Need To Have Your Love’ / ‘This Love’s On Me’ (US RCA LP)
Al McCall: ‘Hard Times’ (US West End 12in)
Hi Voltage: ‘Somewhere Beyond’ / ‘Let’s Get Horny’ (US One Way 12in)
Kinkina: ‘Jungle Fever’ (US Profile 12in)
Kokomo: ‘A Little Bit Further Away’ (CBS)
Change: ‘The Very Best In You’ / ‘Oh What A Night’ (US Atlantic LP)
Caviar: ‘Never Stop Loving You’ (US Survivor 12in)
Freddie Hubbard: ‘Gibraltar’ (US Pablo LP)
Touch: ‘Something Special’ (Elite 12in acetate promo)
D’Llegance: ‘Chanson D’Llegance (Mix-x-xtend)’ (US Airwave/Altair 12in)
Rose Royce: ‘Fire In The Funk’ (Epic LP)
Time Bandits: ‘Live It Up’ (US Columbia 12in)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 03 I Can Make You Feel Good – Shalamar – Solar 12”
02 01 Just An Illusion – Imagination – R&B 12”
03 04 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
04 02 Night Birds – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
05 10 Fantastic Day / Ski Club – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
06 14 Really Saying Something – Bananarama/Fun Boy Three – Deram 12”
07 11 I Specialize In Love – Sharon Brown – Virgin 12”
08 07 You Got The Power – War – RCA 12”
09 08 You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
10 12 Ebony And Ivory – Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder – Parlophone 12”
11 06 This Beat Is Mine – Vicky “D” – SAM 12”
12 15 Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
13 09 Instinction / Chant No.1 (Remix) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
14 18 Love Plus One / Marine Boy – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
15 19 Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen – Elektra 12”
16 05 Poison Arrow – ABC – Neutron 12”
17 13 More Than This – Roxy Music – EG/Polydor
18 17 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
19 16 Ever So Lonely – Monsoon – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
20 39 Time – Stone – Carrere 12”
21 62 Mama Used To Say (US Remix) – Junior – Mercury 12”
22 — The Look Of Love – ABC – Neutron 12”
23 26 Your Honour – Pluto – KR 12”
24 27 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie – MCA 12”
25 20 Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Xavier – Liberty 12”
26 36 Do What Ya Wanna Do – The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Metropolis 12”
27 21 Try Jah Love – Third World – CBS 12”
28 29 Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
29 22 Is It A Dream – Classix Nouveaux – Liberty 12”
30 — Walk On By – “D” Train – Epic 12”
31 52 Only You / Situation – Yazoo – Mute 12”
32 37 Your Love – Lime – Carrere 12”
33 42 Klacto Vee Sedstein – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
34 24 Take My Heart – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
35 25 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three/Bananarama – Chrysalis 12”
36 32 Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
37 45 Show You My Love – Goldie Alexander – Project 12”
38 23 Ain’t No Pleasing You – Chas & Dave – Rockney
39 34 Layla – Derek & The Dominos – RSO 12”
40 61 God’s Kitchen – Blancmange – London 12”
41 31 Give Me Back My Heart – Dollar – WEA
42 49 Girl Crazy – Hot Chocolate – Rak
43 44 See You – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
44 35 Party Fears Two – Associates – Associates 12”
45 46 I Ran – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
46 — I Won’t Let You Down – PhD – WEA
47 53 Nowhere Girl – B-Movie – Some Bizarre 12”
48 55 Damned Don’t Cry – Visage – Polydor 12”
49 — The Telephone Always Rings – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis
50 — Act Like You Know – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
51 — On A Journey (Instrumental) – Electrik Funk – Epic 12”
52 — Every Way But Loose – Oneness Of Juju – Buddah 12”
53 47 One Step Further – Bardo – Epic
54 65 Perfumed Garden / Funk Me Down To Rio ’82 – Rah Band – KR 12”
55 — Baby I Need Your Loving – Gayle Adams – Epic 12”
56 57 Puerto Rico – Decoupage – R&B 12”
57 — Baby It’s True – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
58 33 House On Fire – Boomtown Rats – Mercury 12”
59 38 The Rhythm Of The Jungle – The Quick – Epic 12”
60 — Island Of Lost Souls – Blondie – Chrysalis 12”
61 28 Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Was (Not Was) – Ze 12”
62 — If You Want Me (Remix) – Barbara Roy – Project 12”
63 — Emergency – Whispers – Solar 12”
64 59 My Private Tokyo – Vicious Pink Phenomena – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
65 58 Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Stand By Me – Panama – Jive 12”
66 51 Glad To Know You – Chaz Jankel – A&M 12”
67 73 Thank You For The Party / Nite Music – The Dukes – WEA 12”
68 — Body Language – Queen – EMI
69 40 See Those Eyes – Altered Images – Epic
70 54 Ride On A Rhythm – Hot Quisine – Kaleidoscope 12”
71 — Circles – Atlantic Starr – A&M
72 50 Streetplayer – Mechanik (Audio Extra) – Fashion – Arista 12”
73 — Black Coffee In Bed – Squeeze – A&M
74 67 Stand Or Fall – The Fixx – MCA
75 — Don’t You Love It (UK Remix) – Maxine Singleton – System 12”


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:

Nicole 119/60-0r, Depeche Mode 151-0r, Associates 135c, Blondie 81/163f, Fun Boy Three 118/59f, Alice Cooper ‘Britain’ 128f, Mari Wilson 59½-119-117-121-127-122-124r, Foreigner 117-116-115-116-115f, Level 42 128-129f, ‘D’ Train 0-115f, The Clash 111/222f, Elkie Brooks (recap) 0-27-54-0r.

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