September 4, 1982: Shalamar, Zapp, Passion, Sharon Redd, Brenda Taylor

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

BADEM’S 1982 disco equipment exhibition is at London’s Bloomsbury Centre Hotel next weekend, Sunday/Monday 12/13th September being public days and Tuesday/Wednesday for trade visitors, the largely Pernod-sponsored show including a ‘Superdisco’ exhibit combining various brands of hardware with music, dancing girls, and doubtless the odd drink or two! . . . Howard Johnson’s ‘So Fine’ romped home on Capital Radio as last week’s listeners-voted People’s Choice — but then they have had a while in which to get used to it . . . Evelyn King’s album, meant to be out here ahead of US release, has been delayed (wouldn’t you know?) but is sure to thrill you with its um-yum photos of the lovely lady! . . . Junior’s follow up, due soon, couples the Tee Scott-remixed ‘Let Me Know’ / ‘I Can’t Help It’ . . . London are releasing a cassette version of Rockers Revenge, but to qualify as a single it’s only 10 minutes each side . . . Motown’s hot shot plugger Robert Blenman lost his driver’s licence so can’t get around much any more, yet remains the label’s hippest contact . . . Direct Drive and other bands should realize that if they commit themselves to doing a PA at a club, they should then appear even if subsequently offered a more lucrative engagement elsewhere — PAs may only be promotional appearances but if handled right they are meant to benefit those doing them, are likely to have cost the venues in advertising and effort, and are hopefully an attraction for potential fans who turn out on purpose to see them, so that non-appearance can do nothing but harm to reputations . . . Dartford Flicks’ excruciatingly tight restaurant seats, fixed too close to the tables, were a design fault (no?) and are being repositioned . . . Flicks resident Colin Hudd and Brighton’s Paul Clark replace relatively “new boy” Nicky Peck and, surprisingly, the long serving Tom Holland on Showstoppers Xth Caister bill . . . Woking’s Tristins wine bar in Chertsey Road, under new ownership, is jazz-funked Fri/Saturdays by Paul Hazelle, who also funks Camberley’s Cambridge Hotel in its Splinters guise (rather than Frenchies) on Thursdays . . . Mark Clark has sold his big Bracknell-based Back Chat roadshow to turn resident at Marylebone’s Italian/French-orientated Cinecitta in Welbeck Street, where he needs more Eurodisco material . . . Bazzer mutters that a twiddle to 92.2 FM around North-West London every Sunday 2-11pm (and especially 4-6pm, when he’s on!) could be an aural flashback . . . Martin Starr seems thoroughly ensconced in London now, jazz-funking Neasden’s Level One Thurs/Sundays (pop-funk Mondays) and just returning to Bristol at the weekends to join Superfly at Spencers on Saturdays until he gets a good weekend gig up the Smoke . . . Michael Bird (01-272 0310) offers his services as a relief DJ — is that oral or manual? . . . Chris Cole now writes and types most of the West Surrey & Hampshire DJA’s ‘Disco’ magazine, despite evident dyslexia . . . Mark Summers (Hackney Marshes Flappers) recommends East Ham’s Imaginations record shop for low import prices and DJ discounts . . . Andy Baker (0745-591 135), resident at St Asaph’s refurbished Flicks (formerly The Stables) in North Wales, pleads for a 12in copy of Peter Brown ‘Can’t Be Love‘ — I’ll have been staying just down the road over the Bank Holiday but can’t oblige . . . Neil Wiltshire, pre-match DJ at Billericay Town FC, reckons a recent Alan Coulthard mix on 208 slavishly copied (from ‘Lovers Holiday’ onwards) a bootleg mixer 12in called ‘Another One Madly‘ — how’s about it, kid? . . . I pretty well taught myself tape editing for the current Soul On Sound preview mix medley (easy enough after watching Capital’s Roger Scott in action), not that any of the mixes themselves are tape edits . . . Mike Allen, in a different musical context, last week played a ravishing segue sequence of John Williams ‘Cavatina’, Dire Straits ‘Private Investigations’, Marvin Gaye ‘Trouble Man’ . . . Trevor Hughes (Telford Redeye Roadshow) says he’s taking his pet hedgehog for a walk to see his flat mate on the M11 . . . Trevor then challenges Mike Page (Shifnal Nell Gwynn) to shoot it out on stage each using his own gear (sometime in November when Trevor’s not booked), the loser dancefloor activity-wise then forfeiting his share of the takings and paying for the hall — this is the stuff we want, pick up the glove Mike! . . . Karl (Barnsley Rebecca’s) miaous that Nick Bradman (Sheffield Maximillions) ought to lay off Tight Fit for periods of more than ten minutes and get some people into the club if he wants to get record company mailouts — more of the stuff we want, that could be another challenge there! . . . Steven Fay (Darwen) revives Bell & James ‘Living It Up‘ (A&M 12in), which I seem to remember broke first and always was hottest in the North-West . . . Alen Gaskell funks St Helens West Park every Sunday, and every other Thursday (next week 9th) does Widnes Tigers Rugby Club which he’s thinking of renaming Tardis (back in time), as the punters still think Diana Ross’s ‘I’m Coming Out’ is the hottest dancer . . . Flash Gordon (Bristol Misty’s) reckons our Nightclub chart should be relabelled Hype & Wally, while Paul Barron (Rotherham Tiffanys) grumbles that not enough alternative dance tracks show up in it now — I know, I know, but we can only work with the charts we get and if you don’t send ’em how can we change things? . . . Alan Jones, who does the groundwork in compiling the disco charts, actually has a new scheme which should soon improve the Nightclub situation . . . Paul Barron incidentally, rather than his club’s manager, recently won a £500 holiday incentive prize for doing the best promotion for Club Continental Holidays — not often that the DJ gets the recognition . . . Tricky Dicky (London Dicks Inn discos) has noticed the Gay Top 20 is already stagnating — the trouble with any chart is that they tend to be self-perpetuating over a period of time, even though as in this case we’re getting quite a good turnover of regular contributions . . . Progressive Discos is another publication’s euphemism for their gay chart — Retrogressive Disco would be more accurate to my mind, considering the rhythms and even the songs are all so old . . . ooh! . . . Adrian Dunbar (Bournemouth Adams) is surprised Yvonne Elliman, especially, and Lime have not been issued here as in common with so much “gay material” they’re basically just Wally fodder . . . Donna Summer’s album hasn’t exactly set the disco world on fire . . . I never cease to be amazed how in the middle of my very obviously ’60s Soul Tuesdays at Soho’s Le Beat Route people still ask for ‘Come On Eileen’ or modern disco . . . Dave Rawlings (Reading Rebeccas) suffers from the current complaint, asking “Is it just me or do all DJs have trouble finding enough time in a night to play all the records they want to?” . . . DO IT DO IT . . . HEY . . . DO IT DO IT!


SECOND IMAGE have a new Pete Wingfield-produced 12in due in a fortnight, ‘What’s Happening‘, a bushy tail wagging little pent-up 101bpm jiggler full of scarcely suppressed vocal eagerness (and not a little hint of Pete’s own bright harmonies).

What’s more, we have six autographed copies of the exclusive white label promo, PLUS six special red and white Second Image caps, to award to the six winners (one of each).

In this simple competition! Answer the following: 1) Name the first Polydor single by Second Image. 2) What link is there between Second Image and David Grant of Linx? 3) Which past producer do Second Image have in common with Central Line?

Send your answers with your name and address to Second Image Competition, Record Mirror, PO Box 16, Harlow, Essex — the first six correct entries opened get the goodies!


UK NEWIES

SHALAMAR: ‘There It Is’ (Solar K 13194T).
Strong and obviously smash bound jiggly slow thudding 103bpm 12in half-stepper (remixed) with an immediately recognisable typical slinkily sinuous tune.

ZAPP: ‘Dance Floor’ (Warner Bros K 17990T).
Kings of subtly shifting repetitive electrophonic phunk. Roger’s Family Troutman hit a steady 110½bpm 12in vocodered groove that just don’t quit, flipped by their similar original first 105bpm ‘More Bounce To The Ounce‘ hit from two years ago (when it went well with ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’).

ZAPP: ‘Do You Really Want An Answer?’ (LP ‘Zapp II’ Warner Bros 1-23583).
Ignored when the rest of the set was reviewed as not immediately a dancer, this fantastic 119-0bpm doo-wop soul vocal group swayer has seared its way into everyone’s mind thanks to repeated radio soul show play and should indeed be heard by all true soul fans.

PASSION: ‘Don’t Stop My Love’ (Prelude PRL A13-2704).
Maddeningly familiar Evelyn King-ish unhurriedly tugging 113bpm 12in disco smacker with husky male lead and cooing chix leading up to an eager young lady’s “don’t ever stop” plea, big on 112bpm import for a while.

AMUZEMENT PARK: ‘Groove Your Blues Away’ (Satril 12SAT 501).
Chi-Sound associated team knock out a strong rock solid simple Shalamar-ish swaying 108-109-111bpm 12in smacker with the gals / guys “ya hoo hoo”-ing infectiously into a good tempo increasing break.

FAT LARRY’S BAND: ‘Zoom’ (WMOT) VS 546).
Smash bound gorgeous richly rolling 51/102-104bpm 7in slowie with Commodores-style beauty but far more vocal balls, already zooming up radio playlists.

JEFFREY OSBORNE: ‘Eenie Meenie’ (Funk A&Merlca USAF 1223).
Obviously catchy nursery rhyme quoting romantic slow 76-77bpm 12in jogger, the chorus being hard not to sing along with so hopefully its a hit.

RICK JAMES: ‘Hard To Get’ (Motown TMGT 1277).
Totally typical hard smacking 121bpm funk on 3-track 12in with not only its own 121bpm instrumental version but also the previously promo-only 120bpm instrumental of ‘Give It To Me Baby’.

SYLVESTER WITH PATRICK COWLEY: ‘Do Ya Wanna Funk’ (London LONX 13).
Sylvester (getting first-mentioned star billing here) is in old ‘Mighty Real’ voice on this very similar datedly pounding 130bpm 12in synth and drumkit backed flier, huge in gay venues but I’d have thought unlikely to excite true funk interest.

ERROL DUNKLEY: ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’ (Black Roots BRD 003).
The Stylistics oldie gets a great twittering introed rock solid 79bpm 12in lovers rock reading (dub last part and flip) which sounds like a natural hit.

EXPLAINER: ‘Lorraine’ (Sun Burst EXP1, via Stiff).
Frantically happy 125-123bpm soca calypso (due on 12ln), the carnival hit of 1980, now getting heavy airplay here and lively enough to be big party fun.

ABC: ‘All Of My Heart’ (Neutron NTX 104).
Another gorgeous 119bpm 12in comes and goes white boys swayer, again relying heavily on the Smokey Robinson Guidebook To Facile Rhymes.

THE GAP BAND: ‘You Dropped A Bomb On Me’ (Mercury MERX 114).
Although far from their best, this angrily buzzing 126bpm 12in smacker does work with things like Soul Sonic Force and Goodie.

JUDY STREET: ‘What’ (Soul Stop SS 3003).
The 145-143bpm 7in Northern Soul original, like so much of that stuff, is in truth rather naff but will obviously be more in demand now than ever.

THE FOUR TOPS: ‘Sad Hearts’ (Casablanca CANX 1012).
Traditional type pleasant enough 107bpm 12in Four Tops swayer.

SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Cruisin’ (Motown TMGT 1274).
Lush romantic 42/84bpm 12in slow weaving drifter, a US Chart topper three years ago.

DAYTON: ‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ (Liberty 12UP 655).
Vocally similar 99bpm revival of Sly & The Family Stone’s oldie, currently hitting Stateside (where Sly’s version has more nostalgic appeal than here), on 3-track 12in with the instrumental version plus their own old skittery (and hissily cut) somewhat jazz-funkily romping 120-122bpm ‘Eyes on You‘.

KLIQUE: ‘I Can’t Shake This Feeling’ (MCA MCAT 789).
Shalamar copyists pull out all the stops with this extremely familiar sounding 115-116-117bpm trotter, on 3-track 12in with the mundanely funky 111bpm ‘Pump Your Rump‘ and 108-112bpm ‘Dance Like Crazy‘.

ATLANTIC STARR: ‘Love Me Down’ (Funk A&Merica USAF 1224).
Ponderously lurching 102bpm 12in jolting slowie classily sung by a soulful lady.

DAVID MORRIS: ‘Saturday Night’ (Becket BKSL4).
Rather routine 119-118bpm 12in funky soul smacker reaches a fierce beefy bass synth break, with much more bass synth on the differently treated instrumental flip.

REAL THING: ‘Seen To Smile’ (EMI 12EMI 5337).
Nigel Martinez produced (and drummed) gradually unfurling huskily sung but none too interesting 0-102bpm 12in jerky jogger. Not new to the EMI label, they actually made their original vinyl debut on its second-ever released single.


IMPORTS

SHARON REDD: ‘Beat The Street’ (US Prelude PRLD 639).
Beating CBS to the mark here, the Francois Kevorkian-remixed but not necessarily improved 118bpm 12in vocal side will undoubtedly be overshadowed by the dynamite fiercely restructured 118bpm instrumental flip, which is real “D” Train/Rockers Revenge stuff and Gi-normous!

B.T. (BRENDA TAYLOR): ‘You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too’ (US West End WES 22149).
Floor shaking hard and heavy Nick Martinelli-remixed great wailing purposeful 111bpm 12in clomper, coupled with an ‘Instrumental Cake Mix‘ and her recent original version, already the next monster seller on West End!

EDDY GRANT: ‘Walking On Sunshine’ (US Epic 49-03186).
Mentioned last week before it arrived here, Eddy’s remixed 114bpm 12in original is a gift for mixers as it’s been adjusted right into a Rockers Revenge groove. They’re not stoopid, y’know!

THE LIMIT: ‘She’s So Divine’ (US Arista CP 721).
Superb resonantly loping easily soulful tapping 116bpm 12in version by its Dutch co-writer of a song previously associated with Jan Akkerman, evidently already about in European holiday spots and likely to be huge in jazz-funk venues here.

DONALD BYRD & 125th STREET, N.Y.C.: ‘Sexy Dancer’ (US Elektra 0-67985).
Isaac Hayes-produced totally un-jazzy but hard funky razor sharp 116bpm 12in rumbling jittery chanter with lotsa answering vocoder and just a bit of Byrd’s horn.

KLEIN & M.B.O.: ‘Dirty Talk’ (US 25 West Records TFW 1002).
Likely to be the next US Dance/Disco chart topper, the 12in has four different versions of this Yazoo-ish 122bpm synth skitterer, two with squeaking and giggling chix, two (probably preferable) instrumental.

YAZOO: ‘Situation’ (US Sire 0-29950).
Francois Kevorkian-remixed and much altered 119bpm 12in current US Dance/Disco chart topper, the fab fierce 119bpm ‘Dub Version‘ flip being very “D” Train and compatible with electrophonically fierce phunkers.

NIGHTHAWK: ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ (Canadian Quality / RFC QRFC 020).
Survivor’s smash ‘souped up’ into a good long reasonably fierce 117bpm 12in disco instrumental, with two lengths of vocal version as more immediately recognisable plugside.


UK Disco Top 90 – September 4, 1982

01 01 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
02 06 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
03 02 Howard Johnson – So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Funk A&Merica 12”
04 08 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
05 05 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
06 07 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street / Never Give You Up / You’re The One – US Prelude LP
07 12 I Level – Give Me / 3am – Virgin 12”
08 09 BB&Q Band – Imagination – Capitol 12”
09 04 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon – Ze 12”
10 03 Kool & The Gang – Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – De-Lite 12”
11 27 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
12 10 Leroy Hutson – She’s Got It – US Elektra 12”
13 20 Marc Sadane – One Minute From Love / Exciting / Baby Won’t Cha – US Warner Bros LP
14 14 Zapp – Dance Floor / More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros LP
15 22 Jay W McGee – When We Party (Uptown Downtown) – Canadian Scorpio 12”
16 34 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
17 19 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
18 17 Starpoint – Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Casablanca 12”
19 13 Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock – US Tommy Boy 12”
20 32 Wanda – I Must Be Dreamin’ – US Elektra 12”
21 23 Shalamar – A Night To Remember – Solar 12”
22 16 Dunn & Bruce Street – Shout For Joy – Satril 12”
23 11 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – Capitol 12”
24 35 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
25 33 Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady (Remix) / Confidence – Atlantic 12”
26 29 Stanley Clarke – New York City / The Force Of Love / Straight To The Top – Epic LP
27 48 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Instrumental) – Ensign 12” White Label
28 21 Deodato – Happy Hour / Sweet Magic / Night Cruiser – Warner Bros 12”
29 51 Stephanie Mills – You Can’t Run From My Love / Last Night – Casablanca 12”
30 31 Patrick Boothe – Never Knew Love Like This Before – Streetwave 12”
31 40 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – US EMI America 12”
32 73 Zapp – Do You Really Want An Answer? / A Touch Of Jazz / Playin’ Kinda Ruff – Warner Bros LP
33 24 Fatback – She’s My Shining Star – Polydor 12”
34 38 Jean Carn – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Motown 12” promo
35 18 Blue Feather – Let’s Funk Tonight – Mercury 12”
36 15 Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later / One In A Million You – Warner Bros 12”
37 28 Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine / Special Club Version – Virgin 12”
38 54 Leroy Hutson – Paradise / Classy Lady / Nice And Easy – US Elektra LP
39 25 Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light – A&M 12”
40 NE B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too (Remix) – US West End 12”
41 49 Shock USA – Electrophonic Phunk / That’s A Lady – Fantasy 12”
42 30 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – Epic 12”
43 55 Bobby “O” – Still Hott 4 U – US “O” 12”
44 44 Midnight Star – Hot Spot – US Solar 12”
45 36 Dazz Band – Let It Whip – Motown 12”
46 26 Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – ERC 12”/promo mix
47 37 Junior – Too Late – Mercury 12”
48 NE Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
49 63 Glass – Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat – US West End 12”
50 NE Richard Jon Smith – Don’t Go Walkin’ Out That Door – Jive 12”
51 56 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
52 57 Roy Hamilton – Take Your Time (The Ultimate Mixx) – Excaliber 12”
53 39 Conway & Temple – Love Lights – US Old Town 12”
54 NE Shakatak – Invitations – Polydor 12”
55 NE Sweet Pea Atkinson – Dance Or Die / Don’t Walk Away – Ze 12”
56 52 Dennis Brown – Love Has Found Its Way – A&M 12”
57 NE Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Instrumental) / (Remix) – US Prelude 12”
58 79 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
59 NE The Limit – She’s So Divine – US Arista 12”
60 75 Search – Peanut Butter And Jam – Philly World Records 12”
61 72 Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top / Hang Tight – RCA 12”
62 74 Donald Byrd & 125th Street NYC – Sexy Dancer – US Elektra 12”
63 47 Sinnamon – Thanks To You – Becket 12”
64 50 Irene Cara – Fame – RSO 12”
65 83 Amuzement Park – Groove Your Blues Away – Satril 12”
66 41 Freddie James – Don’t Turn Your Back On Love – US Arista 12”
67 NE Jennifer Holliday – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Geffen LP/7”
68 42 Candela – Love You Madly – Arista 12”
69 53 Various – KISS FM Mastermixes – Epic LP
70 45 Second Image – Star – Polydor 12”
71 66 Valentine Brothers – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – US Bridge 12”
72 59 Bloodstone – My Love Grows Stronger / Funkin’ Around – US T Neck LP
73 85 Index – The Love You’ve Been Fakin’ – Excaliber 12”
74 60 Trevor Walters – Loving As One – Magnet 12”
75 NE Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine (Remix) – US Epic 12”
76 88 Jamaica Girls – Rock The Beat – US Becket 12”
77 61 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny – US One Way 12”
78 78 Howard Johnson – Say You Wanna – US A&M LP
79 65 Gunchback Boogie Band – Funn (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
80 77 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me – US SAM 12”
81 86 Evelyn King – I Can’t Stand It / Back To Love – RCA LP
82 81 Tyzik – Sweet Nothings – US Capitol LP
83 80 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
84 58 Leon Ware – Why I Came To California – US Elektra LP
85 NE “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” – US Philly World 12”
86 71 P. Funk All Stars – It’s Too Funky In Here – US Hump 7”
87 NE Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – Canadian Black Sun 12”
88 76 General Caine – The Girls – US Tabu 12”
89 NE New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – US Carnival 12”
90 NE L.J. Reynolds – Special Effects / Key To The World – Capitol 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Teddy Pendergrass: ‘Now Tell Me That You Love Me’ (Phil Int LP)
Crown Heights Affair: ‘Somebody Tell Me What To Do’ (De-Lite 12in)
Light Of The World: ‘No.1 Girl’ (EMI 12in)
Rah Band: ‘Tears And Rain’ (KR 12in)
Rick James: ‘Hard To Get’ (Motown 12in)
Average White Band: ‘You’re My Number One’ (RCA 12in)
Patrick Cowley featuring Sylvester: ‘Do You Wanna Funk’ (US Megatone 12in)
Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame: ‘Way Out’ (US Konglather 12in)
Sekou Bunch: ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’ (US Sugarhill 12in)
Fat Larry’s Band: ‘Zoom’ (WMOT 7in)
Jeffrey Osborne: ‘Eenie Meenie’ (Funk A&Merica 12in)
June Lodge and Prince Mohammed: ‘Someone Loves You Honey’ (Arista 12in)
Tomorrow’s Edition: ‘Part Time Love’ (US Atlantic RFC LP)
Boys Town Gang: ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Remix)’ (Dutch Rams Horn 12in)
Nighthawk: ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ (Canadian RFC Quality 12in)
Klein & M.B.O.: ‘Dirty Talk’ (US 25 West Records 12in)
Push: ‘My Heart’ (White Label)
Goodie: ‘Do Something’ (US Total Experience 12in)
Stacy Lattisaw: ‘Attack Of The Name Game’ (US Cotillion LP)
Klique: ‘I Can’t Shake This Feeling’ (MCA 12in)
The Quick: ‘Touch’ (Epic 12in promo)
Suzie “Q”: ‘Come Let’s Have A Party’ (Canadian JC 12in)
Fashion: ‘Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue’ (Arista 12in)
Rose Royce: ‘Fire In The Funk’ (Epic LP)
Peech Boys: ‘Don’t Make Me Walt’ (US West End 7in).


Nightclub Chart:

01 01 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
02 02 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
03 04 Don’t Go / Re-Remix – Yazoo – Mute 12”
04 03 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
05 09 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
06 05 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
07 10 Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
08 06 Shy Boy – Bananarama – London 12”
09 07 Inside Out – Odyssey – RCA 12”
10 23 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
11 08 Music And Lights – Imagination – R&B 12”
12 26 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
13 11 Too Late – Junior – Mercury 12”
14 13 Night Train (Dance Mix) – Visage – Polydor 12”
15 37 What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
16 15 The Clapping Song – Belle Stars – Stiff
17 12 Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band – Mercury
18 29 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
19 25 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
20 20 Summertime – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis 12”
21 18 Let’s Funk Tonight – Blue Feather – Mercury 12”
22 14 Sooner Or Later / One In A Million You – Larry Graham – Warner Bros 12”
23 19 Da Da Da – Trio – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
24 24 Happy Hour – Deodato – Warner Bros 12”
25 54 I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo – Radialchoice 12”
26 17 Work That Body – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
27 31 It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate – Rak
28 21 Driving In My Car – Madness – Stiff 12”
29 36 My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners – Magnet
30 40 18 Carat Love Affair / Love Hangover – Associates – Associates 12”
31 30 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
32 56 John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
33 — Nobody’s Fool – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
34 42 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
35 39 Wham Rap! – Wham – Inner Vision 12”/promo remix
36 58 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
37 34 Let It Whip – Dazz Band – Motown 12”
38 38 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
39 50 Feel Me (US Mix) – Blancmange – London 12”
40 53 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
41 55 Never Knew Love Like This Before – Patrick Boothe – Streetwave 12”
42 62 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
43 61 River – King Trigger – Chrysalis 12”
44 41 I Really Don’t Need No Light – Jeffrey Osborne – A&M 12”
45 63 Asylums In Jerusalem – Scritti Politti – Rough Trade 12”
46 — Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music – Sylvian & Sakamoto – Virgin
47 44 Iko Iko – Natasha – Towerbell
48 — Tears And Rain / Hunger For Your Jungle Love – Rah Band – KR 12”
49 32 I Second That Emotion – Japan – Hansa 12”
50 49 Missbehavin’ – UK Players – A&M 12”
51 — Summer Lady – Narada Michael Walden – Atlantic 12”
52 51 Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Starpoint – Casablanca 12”
53 — The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
54 — Give Me – I Level – Virgin 12”
55 43 Love Has Found Its Way – Dennis Brown – A&M 12”
56 59 Love On A Summer Night – McCrarys – Capitol 12”
57 65 You’re My Number One – Average White Band – RCA 12”
58 — Gloria – Laura Branigan – Atlantic 12”
59 47 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
60 64 The Fun Tracks – Herbie Hancock – CBS
61 — Feelin’ Fine – Sly Cabell – Virgin 12”
62 — Planet Rock – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
63 60 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy / No Fish Today – Kid Creole – Ze LP
64 — The Lover In You – Sugarhill Gang – Sugarhill 12”
65 — Loving As One – Trevor Walters – Magnet 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:

Gary Numan 0-105f, Grand Master Flash (no commercial 7in) 100f, UB40 89c, Depeche Mode 0-120f, Evelyn King 117f, Simple Minds 93f, Soul Sonic Force 126f, John Dummer/Helen April FX-103f, Showaddywaddy 0-187f.


GAY TOP 20

01 03 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Patrick Cowley/Sylvester – US Megatone 12”
02 01 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”/promo mix
03 06 Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
04 02 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
05 04 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick 12”
06 05 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
07 07 Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight / Come And Get Your Love – Lime – US Prism 12”/German Polydor LP
08 12 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
09 16 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4 U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
10 13 Gloria – Laura Branigan – US Atlantic 12”
11 10 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
12 18 Big Fun – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
13 09 Rain – Goombay Dance Band – Epic 12” promo/ US Portrait 12” remix
14 14 Don’t Come Crying To Me – Linda Clifford – US Capitol LP
15 20 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
16 — Planet Rock – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
17 — What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
18 — Remember – Gino Soccio – US Atlantic RFC LP
19 17 Stoned Love – Sweet Brandy – Canadian JC 12”
20 — Situation (Remix) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”

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