July 17, 1982: Jeffrey Osborne, Fonda Rae, Shep Pettibone’s Mastermixes, Leroy Hutson, Zapp

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

SUGARHILL GANG ‘The Lover In You‘ was co-produced/penned by our own Pete Wingfield following Sylvia’s borrowing of his ‘It’s Good To Be The King‘ tune, and Pete along with Tiny Duke, Craig Derry and the Sequence actually handle all the singing with the Gang only doing the rap, a rather different original mix by Pete being likely to show up in some form here . . . Sugarhill’s house engineer Steve Jerome is indeed the immensely fat veteran who with brother Bill Jerome was responsible for many old hits like Hot Butter, and is not to be confused with British singer Jerome . . . Alan Coulthard’s debut remix medley of Kool & The Gang material on Radio Luxembourg last Friday at 10.10pm was so staggeringly brilliant I nearly wet myself with excitement, no way had I expected it to be that good — Froggy can forget it! . . . “D” Train’s import version of ‘Keep On’ is reputedly yet another better remix with a new dub flip . . . Wham, yet to live up to expectations, have a US promo remix of ‘Wham Rap’ . . . Renee Geyer’s Australian smash version of ‘Say I Love You‘, which got radio play but missed out in discos to Lenny Zakatek’s more authentic version here, is now on belated 12in (Portrait PRT A13-2056) . . . Eyes & Ears are circulating a 3-track 12in promo of singles currently only on Motown 7in, Bobby Womack ‘So Many Sides Of You‘ a mellow but forceful fast 127bpm bounder, High Inergy ‘First Impressions‘ a tremulously trilled tripping 112bpm swayer, and Bettye Lavette ‘I Can’t Stop‘ a ponderous ebbing and flowing 116bpm strutter . . . Phonogram’s Jeff Young sent out a US promo 12in of Starpoint ‘Get Your Body Up‘, a basic repetitive 119bpm funk jolter, purely because he had some . . . A&M are likely to be speeding up their black US releases here soon, and to keep things current when they do so will not be issuing Howard Johnson ‘So Fine’ . . . Gap Band yo-yo back to US Black number one, Stevie Wonder is top Dance/Disco . . . Colin Hudd is looking for a professionally minded DJ with the same mental attitude as expressed last week by Flash Gordon (DJ Top 20) for one night a week at Dartford Flicks (which will now reopen in August) — write to Colin at the club, Flicks, Kent Road, Dartford, Kent . . . Cleveland Area DJ Assn is promoting itself in September with an Adrian Love-headed monster roadshow incorporating a DJ competition open only to DJF members and (if sponsors can be found) a disco dancing contest too, at Redcar Leisure Centre — details from Tees-valley Roadshow’s Graham Bond (0642-325112) . . . Rob Hartman (Roydon) has updated news on the rigorous tests that DJs have to pass in Czechoslovakia before they can then charge a fee, which is itself assessed according to how they fare in the following: a mammoth written exam on the history and development of pop music, another ditto on world politics, practical and written tests on both listening and dancing programmes, plus a six-part test for equipment, microphone voice, lighting, wiring etc — not surprisingly there’s no “cowboy” problem there! . . . M. Platts is still representing himself to record companies as playing to — get this! — 48,000 people a week (which is some average for three staff discos in five weeks), and confesses that although he told me he’d raised £8,500 by running up Snowdon with a 90lb pack on his back he actually didn’t raise anything . . . you could say he’s been dead clever conning so many record companies for so long, but whichever way, it’s been an interesting case of the Walter Mitty’s — and a lesson is to be learnt: DJs who write too much in their reaction reports obviously can’t be that busy or else they wouldn’t have the time, whereas unfortunately it’s the really busy jocks who can do most for record companies in promoting their product rather than those with the time to write back . . . Paul Major, how busy are you? . . . Edinburgh’s Paul Fabian, now minus a lucrative source of revenue following the cessation of record company mailouts to him, no longer represents Eyes & Ears in Scotland . . . South Wales veteran Alan Christo, most recently working in Porthcawl, is open to offers on Abercynon 741463 from clubs in the area . . . Derek Pierce every Thursday at Moles Cub in Bath is featuring a whole range of black music, including Afro, reggae, funk and rap . . . Brother To Brother are busy on Thursdays at Stanmore Limes Country Clubs Chevaliers, but are so packed on Fri/Saturdays you have to be there before 10.30pm not to be amongst the 200 or more regularly turned away . . . Pete Haigh & Frenchie’s jazz-funk regularly pulls around 500 every Monday to Blackpool’s Man Friday’s, where Southern punters point up the musical differences by requesting Oliver Sain who never hit in the North-West . . . Greg Wilson is leaving Wigan’s Pier on a resident basis to funk as a freelance, but will still be there Tuesdays, and at Manchester Legend on Wednesdays . . . Larry Foster, busy around East London with five residency nights a week plus mobile gigs, is currently also back at Ilford’s Room At The Top on Saturday/Tuesday to stand in for vacationing John Osbourne . . . Nigel Porter has left Leicester to become assistant manager at Exeter’s HMV Shop, and immediately reports favourably on Chris Dinnis’s jazz-funk Saturdays at Boxes, but wonders if there’s a real market for the music in Exeter as his shop at present doesn’t stock it — which he could rectify given encouragement . . . Davy King reports from Northern Ireland that bona fide DJs get 10 per cent discount from Ian McDowell at Ballymena’s Cameron’s record shop . . . Nick Davies (Watford New Penny/Reading Cavershams) returned from the South of France clutching a Canadian import Beatles medley mixer with all their best known rockers expertly dovetailed under added drums and bass (rather than a drum machine) . . . Oui magazine recently featured a nude spread on Phyllis Hyman — gangway! . . . Ritchie Family was once due here via Phonogram — what happened? . . . Linx are noticeably absent from London’s Top 30 disco sellers . . . Evelyn King/Howard Johnson producer Kashif is recording himself for an autumn debut on Arista . . . Odyssey/Slave producer Jimmy Douglass is working with GQ now . . . Herbie Hancock’s US 7in is ‘Gettin’ To The Good Part’ . . . Chris Britton (Watford Baileys) wants £1,850 for his S-reg/full MoT/low mileage/electric windows/sunroof/stereo/leather upholstered Peugeot 604 SL (“good nick” sez he) — call Chesham 0494-772977 . . . Rayners Lane’s Record & Disco Centre has a deck running a big 4bpm slow, I now discover, which means some of my short “circa” BPM calculations (despite adjustment) may be a little bit out! . . . Lindsay Wesker, thanx! . . . Rush Release seem to have serviced a whole lot of stuff that never reached me, hence I’ve no way of knowing what reviews may be missing . . . ‘Star Trek II’, with a now hirsute Persis Kambata still looking somewhat Morgan-like, is subtitled ‘The Wrath Of Khan’! . . . TV’s Robin Day, on leaving a table of friends at Soho’s L’Escargot brasserie (so convenient for Groove and Le Beat Route), took part in the following exchange: “Goodbye, Day” — “Sir Robin to you!” . . . KEEP IT TIGHT!


BROADWAY’S ‘DREAMGIRLS’ smash musical, about a Sixties black girlie group, now has its original cast album issued here (Geffen GEF 85578), off which the stunningly soulful Jennifer Holiday’s ‘And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going‘ is a top ten 7in in the US black singles chart and a must for all true soul fans to hear. The standout of the recently televised Tony Awards, her stage version has sadly been drastically shortened even on LP (the BPM is immaterial although 0-30/60-0r), the whole thing being an emotional tour de force in which overweight Jennifer protests to her manager, who’s also been her lover, that she won’t leave the otherwise svelte Dreams to make way for a slimline replacement. The actual singing style of the Dreams is nothing like that of the Supremes, incidentally.


HOT QUISINE last Saturday had to be the hardest working band in show business, driving down from Sheffield in the morning to do a PA at an alldayer in Tolworth (SW London) before playing live at The Venue and then doing six more club PA’s, only to drive straight back home to Sheffield as the cold grey light of dawn was breaking. All this was to promote their upcoming new 12in, already about on white label, ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling‘ (Kaleidoscope KRL A13-2560).


UK NEWIES

JEFFREY OSBORNE: ‘I Really Don’t Need No Light’ (A&M AMSX 8234).
Great deceptively strong lazily jogging 107bpm 12in tugger by LTD’s ex-lead singer does nothing spectacular but is just darned soulful, and terrific mixed between Fatback ‘Shining Star’ and Lamont Dozier ‘Roots’. Yeah, like Maze, you could call it the “new soul”. Let it seep into you!

FONDA RAE: ‘Over Like A Fat Rat’ (Vanguard VSL 5023).
Purposefully but quietly authoritative precisely smacking chick souled chunky 111bpm 12in thudder builds tension to become extremely powerful in accumulative effect, and should have been bigger on import.

VARIOUS: ‘98.7 KISS FM presents Shep Pettibone’s Mastermixes‘ LP (Epic EPC 22138).
The 1980’s equivalent of those ‘Good Guys’ oldies but goodies albums which every US radio station used to put out plastered (as is this) with their DJs signatures, the much discussed double album of Prelude remixes is currently hot amongst the mixing fraternity for the inevitable 120bpm “D” Train ‘You’re The One For Me‘, the wild and wonderful 113bpm Jeanette ‘Lady’ Day ‘Come Let Me Love You‘, 111bpm Sharon Redd ‘Can You Handle It‘, 112bpm France Joli ‘Gonna Get Over You‘, 121bpm Secret Weapon ‘Must Be The Music‘. The UK price of around £5.50 is reckoned to be cheap.

VARIOUS: ‘Jive Rhythm Trax‘ LP (Jive HOPP 203).
Designed exclusively for mixing DJs this is a selection of basic dull stark percussion tracks with some familiar synth sounds from time to time. However the whole thing must be someone’s idea of a practical joke as each track is titled purely by a BPM number — and these are so wildly inaccurate that no non-RM reading DJ will ever marry them up in a mix! Exclusively for you, the tracks are actually as follows: ‘130BPM‘ is 125bpm, ‘114BPM’ is 112bpm, ‘122BPM’ is 115bpm, ‘108BPM’ is 115bpm, ‘102BPM’ is 117bpm, ‘122BPM‘ is 115bpm, ‘114BPM’ is 113bpm, and the usefully ‘Tainted Love’-like ‘152BPM‘ is 144bpm. Hardly essential, but available initially for £3.99 (cheques payable to Zomba Productions Ltd) from Rush Release, 65 Bedford Hill, London SW12).

TREVOR WALTERS: ‘Loving As One’ (Magnet 12MAG 214).
Nice 0-92-94bpm 12in reggae-soul slowie, very similar to but not as stunning as his ‘Love Me Tonight’.

FREEEZ: ‘One To One (Remix)’ (Beggars Banquet BEG 78T).
This substitute “hot new club mix” briefly plays up the “D” Train influence but then reverts to a thin sounding and actually speeded up jerky 126bpm 12in Britfunk tempo with weedy vocals instead of beefing up the sound as was needed, and is flipped by a remix of the less than gripping ‘Alone’ which was recently on white label.


IMPORTS

LEROY HUTSON: ‘She’s Got It’ (US Elektra AS-11569).
The one-time Impression has created a brilliant sound effects filled bubbly brassy party hearty 120-119-120-119-120-119-120bpm 12in tour de funky force, which starts with phonebell, loo flush, phonebell, “hello — it’s yo’ dime”, before amongst other effects slotted through the music he takes a shower (“oops, I dropped the soap!”), squirts deodorant, starts his car, puts on the radio – (a great mix), crashes and arrives belching drunk to boogie down — and what’s more, the absolutely gorgeous cool, sweet and mellow 0-45/90-0bpm ‘Nice And Easy‘ flip is complete with soft surf effects too. What a double sider!

ZAPP: ‘Dance Floor’ (LP ‘Zapp II’ German Warner Bros K 56928).
Roger’s funky Family Troutman return with a real hunk o’ funk in the form of this marathon vocoder filled 111bpm steady electric roller which sets the pattern for most other tracks (all good) like the 114bpm ‘Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)‘, 110bpm ‘Come On‘, 112bpm ‘Playin’ Kinda Ruff‘, while a lot of jocks are going to go more for the jazzy guitar-picked 111bpm ‘A Touch Of Jazz (Playin’ Kinda Ruff Part II)‘ which is the set’s ‘A Chunk Of Sugar’. Excellent.

ARETHA FRANKLIN: ‘Jump To It’ (US Arista CP 718).
Luther Vandross-prod/co-penned (0)-119-120bpm 12in bumper starts with some skippable acappella wailing and a bit of talking before the beat bubbles up (mix in here — out of Blue Feather is good) and then Lady Soul gets down to moaning and searing with some incredible soaring scatting that’ll make your neck hairs bristle!

KAREN SILVER: ‘Clean Up Woman’ (Canadian Quality/RFC QRFC 016).
Betty Wright’s 1971 Malaco monster gets a very different sounding treatment in this speeded up though still soulful steady 118bpm 12in smacking jiggler.


UK Disco Top 90 – July 17, 1982

01 02 Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later (Inst) / (Vocal) – Warner Bros 12”
02 01 Odyssey – Inside Out – RCA 12”
03 06 Blue Feather – Let’s Funk Tonight / It’s Love – Mercury 12”
04 08 Shalamar – A Night To Remember / Remix – Solar 12”
05 04 Temptations/Rick James – Standing On The Top – Motown 12”
06 03 Stevie Wonder – Do I Do – Motown 12”
07 05 Rick James – Dance Wit’ Me – Motown 12”
08 10 Second Image – Star / Sambolic – Polydor 12”
09 09 Patrice Rushen – Number One (Remix) / I Was Tired Of Being Alone / The Funk Won’t Let You Down – Elektra LP
10 07 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Ze 12”
11 38 Fatback – She’s My Shining Star / On The Floor – US Spring LP
12 19 Howard Johnson – So Fine – US A&M 12”
13 14 Imagination – Music And Lights – R&B 12”
14 18 Dennis Brown – Love Has Found Its Way – A&M 12”
15 21 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – Epic 12”
16 17 Narada Michael Walden – You Ought To Love Me – Atlantic 12”
17 23 Candela – Love You Madly – Arista 12”
18 13 Atlantic Starr – Circles – A&M 12”
19 30 Dazz Band – Let It Whip – Motown 12”
20 16 Sinnamon – Thanks To You – US Becket 12”
21 34 Cheri – Murphy’s Law – Polydor 12”
22 12 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – Elektra 12”
23 32 Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top / Hang Tight / Can’t Get Enough / Changes – US RCA LP
24 11 Change – The Very Best In You – London 12”
25 15 Junior – Mama Used To Say (US Remix)– Mercury 12”
26 27 BLT – Tighten It Up – US Gold Coast 12”
27 41 Redd Hott – Ecstacy – US Venture LP
28 25 ‘D’ Train / Jeanette ‘Lady’ Day / Sharon Redd / Secret Weapon / France Joli – You’re The One For Me / Come Let Me Love You / Can You Handle It / Must Be The Music / Gonna Get Over You (Remixes) – Epic LP
29 45 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – Capitol 12”
30 52 Linx – Plaything – Chrysalis 12”
31 53 Diana Ross – Work That Body – Capitol 12”
32 22 Al McCall – Hard Times / Instrumental – US West End 12”
33 28 Valentine Brothers – Money’s Too Tight – US Bridge 12”
34 66 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
35 57 Shock – Electrophonic Phunk / That’s A Lady – US Fantasy LP
36 42 Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady / I’m Ready / Confidence – Atlantic LP
37 31 The Band A.K.A. – Grace / Instrumental – Epic/Streetwave 12”
38 46 Majik – You Gotta Get Up – US Gold Coast 12”
39 29 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
40 20 A Taste Of Honey – We’ve Got The Groove / Diamond Real – Capitol LP
41 39 Heatwave – Lettin’ It Loose / Mind What You Find – Epic 12”
42 26 Roy Hamilton – Take Your Time (Instrumental) – White Label 12”
43 43 Jerome – (I’m Into) Your Love – RCA 12”
44 NE Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon (Remix) – Ze 12”
45 37 Shakatak – Streetwalkin’ / Go For It – Polydor 12”
46 76 Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine – US Salsoul 12”
47 54 Jesse Green – Nice And Slow (US Remix) / Come With Me – Excaliber 12”
48 24 High Fashion – Feelin’ Lucky Lately – Capitol 12”
49 40 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – WMOT 12”
50 56 Forrrce – Keep On Dubbin’ / Keep On Dancin’ – US West End 12”
51 49 Plunky & The Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose (Remix) – US Sutra 12”
52 NE Leon Ware – Why I Came To California / Can I Touch You There / Slippin’ Away – US Elektra LP
53 36 Rick James – Money Talks / Throwdown / Hard To Get / 69 Times – Motown LP
54 61 Dunn & Bruce Street – Shout For Joy – US Devaki 12”
55 33 Ritchie Family – I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby) – US RCA 12”
56 83 Gunchback Boogie Band – Funn (Inst) / (Vocal) – US Prelude 12”
57 47 Bobby McFerrin – Dance With Me / Jubilee – Elektra Musician LP
58 85 Junior – Too Late (Remix) – Mercury 12”
59 NE Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light – A&M 12”
60 72 Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Dutch Rams Horn 12”
61 NE Feel – Let’s Rock (Over And Over Again) / Instrumental – US Sutra 12”
62 73 Manu Dibango – Waka Juju – French CRC LP
63 64 Atlantis – Keep On Movin’ And Groovin’ – US Chaz Ro 12”
64 NE Thunderthumbs & The Toetsenman – Freedom / Freedom A Gogo – Polydor 12”
65 55 Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (US Remix) / Ritmo Suave – Excaliber 12”
66 50 Rose Royce – Best Love (Remix) – Epic 12” promo
67 87 Deodato – Keep On Movin’ / Sweet Magic – US Warner Bros LP
68 81 Mighty Fire – Just A Little Bit / Heavy Rotation / Sixth Street (Turn It Up) / Sweet Lady – US Elektra LP
69 NE Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You / Instrumental – US Sugarhill 12”
70 71 Chris Hunter – Moody / Keep This One In Tune – Polydor 12”
71 58 Lisa Hill – I Am On The Real Side – US Cherry Hill 12”
72 48 Gap Band – Early In The Morning – Mercury 12”
73 51 Freeez – One To One – Beggars Banquet 12”
74 65 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain / Be With Me – US Columbia LP
75 70 Loose End – In The Sky – Virgin 12”
76 67 Light Of The World – Check Us Out / I Can’t Stop – EMI 12”
77 69 The LIVE Band – A Chance For Hope – US TSOB LP
78 78 Trilark – Love Never Looked Better (Instrumental) – US Handshake 12”
79 NE Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock (Instrumental) – US Tommy Boy 12”
80 NE David Sanborn – Rush Hour / Port Of Call – US Warner Bros LP
81 62 Hi-Tension – How D’You Feel – EMI 12”
82 35 Jeffrey Osborne – New Love / Eenie Meenie – A&M LP
83 NE Bobbi Humphrey – Baby Don’t You Know (Instrumental) – US Uno Melodic 12”
84 90 Bohannon – The Party Train / What Is A Dream – US Phase II LP
85 NE Heatwave – The Big Guns / State To State – Epic LP
86 80 Kandidate/Viscount Oliver – Can’t Say Bye – Polydor 12”
87 60 Salsoul Orchestra – Take Some Time Out (For Love) – US Salsoul 12”
88 79 Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat – US Vanguard 12”
89 NE Passion – Don’t Stop My Love / Instrumental – US Prelude 12”
90 NE Level 42 – Are You Hearing (What I Hear?) – Polydor 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

The Armed Gang: ‘All I Want’ (US Chaz Ro 12in)
Zapp: ‘Dance Floor’ (US Warner Bros LP)
David Christie: ‘Saddle Up’ (KR 12in)
Chi-Lites: ‘Try My Side (Of Love) (Remix)’ (US 20th Century-Fox/Chi-Sound 12in)
David Morris: ‘Saturday Night’ / Instrumental (US Becket 12in)
Dayton: ‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ (US Liberty 12in)
Roundtree: ‘Hit On You’ (Aria 12in)
Kevin Toney: ‘Special K’ / ‘Spread The Word’ / ‘Red Tape’ (US Fantasy LP)
Gino Soccio: ‘It’s Alright’ (US Atlantic RFC LP)
Freddie James: ‘Don’t Turn Your Back On Love’ (US Arista 12in)
Legacy: ‘Word Up’ (US Brunswick 12in)
Aretha Franklin: ‘Jump To It’ (US Arista 12in)
Light Of The World: ‘No.1 Girl’ (EMI 12in)
Gerald Mallory: ‘Lay It Down On Me’ (US Prelude 12in)
Leslie Smith: ‘It’s Something’ / ‘Don’t Shut The Door’ (US Elektra LP)
Trevor Walters: ‘Loving As One’ (Magnet 12in)
Dramatics: ‘I Can’t Stand It’ / ‘It’s Dramatic Music’ (Capitol 12in)
Pino D’Angio: ‘Ma Quale Idea’ (System 12in)
Starpoint: ‘Get Your Body Up’ (US Chocolate City 12in promo)
Howard Johnson: ‘Say You Wanna’ (US A&M LP)


Nightclub Chart:

01 01 Inside Out – Odyssey – RCA 12”
02 02 The Look Of Love (Pts. 1/3) – ABC – Neutron 12”
03 04 Work That Body – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
04 06 I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
05 10 Music And Lights – Imagination – R&B 12”
06 13 Happy Talk – Captain Sensible – A&M 12”
07 11 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
08 12 Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band – Mercury
09 05 Mama Used To Say (US Remix) – Junior – Mercury 12”
10 07 Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen – Elektra 12”
11 09 Torch – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
12 06 Do I Do – Stevie Wonder – Motown 12”
13 08 Hungry Like The Wolf / Remix – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
14 17 Murphy’s Law – Cheri – Polydor 12”
15 15 Standing On The Top – Temptations/Rick James – Motown 12”
16 35 Let’s Funk Tonight – Blue Feather – Mercury 12”
17 16 Fantasy Island – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
18 37 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
19 18 Iko Iko – Natasha – Towerbell
20 19 Only You / Situation – Yazoo – Mute 12”
21 47 Save Your Love For Me / Magic Fly – Space – Metropolis 12”
22 28 Night Train (Dance Mix) – Visage – Polydor 12”
23 20 I Specialize In Love – Sharon Brown – Virgin 12”
24 27 Sooner Or Later – Larry Graham – Warner Bros 12”
25 34 Dance Wit’ Me – Rick James – Motown 12”
26 29 Grace – The Band AKA – Epic/Streetwave 12”
27 14 I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow – RCA 12”
28 26 (I’m Into) Your Love – Jerome – RCA 12”
29 — Da Da Da – Trio – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
30 22 The Rhythm Of The Jungle – The Quick – Epic 12”
31 31 I’ve Never Been To Me – Charlene – Motown
32 21 Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant – CBS
33 24 House Of Fun – Madness – Stiff
34 30 Circles – Atlantic Starr – A&M 12”
35 — Shy Boy – Bananarama – London 12”
36 38 Girl Crazy – Hot Chocolate – Rak
37 — Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
38 41 Avalon – Roxy Music – EG/Polydor
39 — What / Memorabilia / Sex Dwarf – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
40 32 Going To A Go Go – Rolling Stones – EMI
41 36 Club Country – Associates – Associates 12”
42 23 Walk On By – “D” Train – Epic 12”
43 50 The Meaning Of Love – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
44 — Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – Dutch Rams Horn 12”
45 33 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
46 52 Lettin’ It Loose – Heatwave – Epic 12”
47 43 Space Age Love Song – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive
48 56 No Way Out / Dancing In The Street – UK Players – A&M 12”
49 57 A Way You’ll Never Be / Love Cascade (Dance Mix) – Leisure Process – Epic 12”
50 49 Love Buzz (Remix) / Dancin’ The Night Away – Voggue – Mercury 12”
51 39 No Regrets – Midge Ure – Chrysalis
52 60 (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – Roni Griffith – Vanguard 12”
53 — White Wedding – Billy Idol – Chrysalis LP
54 — Love Has Found Its Way – Dennis Brown – A&M 12”
55 45 Beatles Movie Medley – Beatles – Parlophone
56 — Keep On (Remix) – “D” Train – Epic 12”
57 51 Streetwalkin’ – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
58 — Lovers Concerto / Deep Breathing – Smack – Jive 12”
59 — The Big Bean – Pigbag – Y 12”
60 63 Let It Whip – Dazz Band – Motown 12”
61 — Star – Second Image – Polydor 12”
62 — The Very Best In You – Change – London 12”
63 — I’m Afraid Of Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
64 59 Plaything – Linx – Chrysalis 12”
65 — Der Kommissar (Remix) – ATF – CBS 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:

Hot Chocolate 113r, The Damned 153-151f, The Brat 98-96-0c (brilliant!), Patrice Rushen 119f, Pigbag 132r, Tygers Of Pan Tang 117f, Royal Philharmonic 161-0-132r, Jeff Wayne 118f, Ken Barrie 194/97f, Junior 104f, Donna Summer 133f, Wavelength 0-17-34/68-0r, Linz 0-120-121f, Joan Jett 0-78-188-79-185-83-0r.


DJ TOP 10

NIGEL HALKES and his chum Andy run a junior mobile disco in Portishead, Bristol, and recently jocked a girl’s 12th birthday party . . . where, notes Nigel, “there were some rather tall, sophisticated 12 and 13 year old girls surprisingly, even though I usually go for the slightly older type myself!” About the music, he adds, “it may not be the freshest chart out, but it’s what your average 12/13 year old enjoys. People still even requested ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’, but no-one could remember ‘Le Freak’.”

01. GOODY TWO SHOES – Adam Ant – CBS
02. FANTASY ISLAND – Tight Fit – Jive
03. REALLY SAYING SOMETHING – Bananarama – Deram
04. HOUSE OF FUN – Madness – Stiff
05. LOVING JUST FOR FUN – Kelly Marie – Calibre Plus
06. BAGGY TROUSERS – Madness – Stiff
07. THE MODEL – Krartwerk – EMI
08. I WANT TO BE FREE – Toyah – Safari
09. ISLAND OF LOST SOULS – Blondie – Chrysalis
10. TAINTED LOVE – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare

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