November 20, 1982: Shalamar, Whodini, Brenda Taylor, The S.O.S. Band, Roy Ayers

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

RICK JAMES, evidently losing millions every day he was away from his Stateside concerts, managed to visit these shores last week to pose salaciously astride a motorbike for photographers and even reached Birmingham for a problem fraught PA at Edgbaston’s Faces French Club Visage, but then decided he didn’t feel well enough on Saturday for radio interviews with Robbie Vincent and Greg Edwards, or further PAs at London’s Lyceum, Bolts and Dartford Flicks — some terrific promotional trip, huh? . . . Robbie should have slipped him some painkillers! . . . DJs are now refusing ever to play Rick James records again — his current US release incidentally is the last album’s retitled ‘She Blew My Mind (69 Times)‘, but here we have the re-released 131bpm ‘Super Freak’ flop . . . DJs are being invited to put together their own “mixer” segued single using nothing but Imagination material (it’s the jump from 84bpm through 100/103bpm to 112bpm and 128bpm that’s the trick, right?) — send your cassette to Steve Walsh at Red Bus Records, 48 Broadly Terrace, London NW8 — the creator of the best sequence will then recreate it in the studio with Imagination’s producers Tony Swain and Steve Jolley, get a credit on the released version, a special gold disc, and seats at the group’s extra Hammersmith Odeon gigs on December 26/27th . . . Montana Sextet will be on Virgin here in a fortnight . . . Arthur Baker’s electronic 118bpm remake by Nairobi of ‘Soul Makossa’ has been circulated amongst the chosen few on acetate and is for them already a monster, while the imminently released much sought Disconet originated marathon 15:45 long Patrick Cowley remix of Donna Summer’s 126bpm ‘I Feel Love’ is already on promo pressings (only 100 Disconet copies ever reached Britain) and now is so much more excitingly instrumental that it’s perfect again with today’s electrophonic hits . . . Northend ‘Tee’s Happy‘ (US Emergency 12in) is, speaking of monsters, absolutely dynamite again with of course ‘Heavy Vibes’, and even ‘Jazzy Rhythm’ — dig it out! . . . Legacy ‘The Groove Is Here (Mix-x-xtend)’ should not be overlooked, the flute’s a killer . . . CBS issue the Weather Girls gay chart-topper in two weeks, Prince will have a 3-track 12in of ‘1999’ / ‘DMSR’ / ‘How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore’ to coincide with his UK visit in January . . . Bobby Nunn ‘She’s Just A Groupie‘ is on promo 12in until Motown get sufficient “buzz” to release it — meanwhile of course the buzz will have been and gone . . . First Light’s future product will be on London . . . Edgbaston Faces French’s DJ Convention next Sunday (28) costs £2.50 (£5.50 including a meal) in advance, £3 (no meals available) on the door, 20 per cent off for for five or more people together, plus overnight accommodation is being arranged at the Strathallen Hotel for £19.50 single/£35 double — full advance booking details from Steve Dennis on 021-643 9433 (office hours) . . . Northern Irish DJs going to the DJ Convention are invited to ring Ballymena’s Dave King (0266-43646 evenings) with a view to travelling in a group . . . Earl Klugh is taking copies of the Soul On Sound cassette magazine to sell at his concerts around the world — I wonder what they’ll make of Kev Edward’s Northern club report in Japan? . . . Kelly, along with fellow DJ Neil, has left Brighton Sherrys to operate his own disco, The Academy, in Bournemouth — opening in three weeks, it’ll be an American-style conversion of a large theatre in Boscombe . . . Roger Tovell’s Severn Sound soul show Funktion has become the Junktion, he says, flowing now as it does out of his teens Club 388 pop programme for only 1½ hours from 8pm Fridays . . . Dartford Flicks resident jock Colin Hudd marries leggy Carol Jean next Monday — which does seem to be the day for DJ weddings! . . . Steve Walsh, now handling all PRT disco promotion, says that Nic Wakefield’s query last week, rather than “Ed” John Shearlaw’s Prince Buster suggestion, referred to Parma Dice’s ‘The Trial Of Parma Dice‘ from 1969 and not the differently worded ‘Trial Of Prince Buster . . . Cramond Perry (Edinburgh) wants to identify the electro-disco-ish ‘I’m An Outlaw’ he heard in Ibiza — I rather think it’s by someone on Carrere . . . Brian ‘Burnell’ Mathers (Kirkcaldy Jackie O’s/Glenrothes Follies) reckons Brainstorm ‘Lovin’ Is Really My Game‘ should be re-released to judge from local reaction when he mixes it with Lime ‘Agent 406‘ and Sylvester ‘Do Ya Wanna Funk’ . . . Darryl Payne has been in London to produce Richard Jon Smith . . . Martin Waine, having spent the summer with Radio City’s Roadshow, is now seven nights a week at Colwyn Bay’s Flight Level Zero (“Flo’s” to the regulars) . . . Phil Mitchell, known to Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s HMV shoppers, now souls Sunderland Annabel on Mondays, Newcastle Julies Wed-thru-Sats . . . Nicky Holloway returns under a new manager to the Old Kent Road Astoria on Fridays, also souls Bermondsey’s Swan & Sugarloaf (Mon), Old Kent Road Green Man’s Scotts (Sun/Wed), London Bridge Royal Oak (Tues/Sat) . . . Pete Alex has returned home to Oxford after five years jocking abroad to work at the new Boodles, where he hopes to see old friends . . . Godalming’s fire damaged Secrets hopes to reopen for New Year’s Eve . . . Radio Luxembourg whizz kid Alan Coulthard, who can’t differentiate between Elkie Brooks and Aretha Franklin (tee hee!), enthuses that Kleeer ‘Keep Your Body Working‘ is virtually the same record as, and a killer mix with, Gwen McCrae ‘Keep The Fire Burning‘! . . . I had misgivings about the material available for Soul On Sound 008’s preview mix — great in itself but best for mixing with stuff used already on 007, I thought — except that as it turned out I think you’ll find it all slotted together rather well (most tracks being edited down to reach the permitted length): Bar-Kays ‘Anticipation’/Robert Winters & Fall/Sonny Charles ‘Can’t Get Enough’/Marvin Gaye ‘My Love Is Waiting’ and ‘Turn On Some Music’/Bobby M ‘Let’s Stay Together’/Redding’s ‘Dock Of The Bay’/Dionne Warwick ‘Take The Short Way Home’/Phenomenal/Prince ‘DMSR’/Tony Chambers/Reg Mundy Band/Earl Klugh & Bob James ‘Whiplash’/SOS Band ‘Groovin’/Montana Sextet/Plush/Michelle Wallace/Nairobi/Jammers ‘Be Mine Tonight’/Prince ‘1999’/Vanity 6/Dr Jeckyll/Legacy/Rodney Franklin ‘Sonrise’/Luther Vandross ‘Bad Boy’/Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields ‘Moody’s Mood . . . Graham ‘Funky Scott’ Hunter (Basingstoke) finds Sweet Pea Atkinson ‘Dance Or Die‘ blends imperceptibly for ages out of Sharon Redd ‘Beat The Street’ . . . Jimmie Gray ‘The Kool People‘ has been picking up precious few soul show plays — how come? . . . Rob Harknett (Harlow) sent me a copy of that Saragossa Band medley LP (German Ariola) and I can see why his crowd go crazy for it — very pop, it is extremely exciting and well conceived all the way through, so how about a UK release? . . . Al Taylor (Bodellwydan Poppeys) raves about Loose End’s upcoming ‘Love Isn’t Strong’, previewed off demo tape during the group’s recent PA . . . Patrick Boothe & Greg Parker have produced an answer to ‘ET Boogie’, Ashes & Star ‘Phone Home’ in which ET does finally get through to home amidst lots of telephone noises, but the 130bpm electronic rhythm is unfortunately far from funky . . . I bet Eddy Grant goes well at “divorced & separated” and “hen party” nights, but he’s yet to get any heavyweight disco play in London at least . . . Lenny Henry, in paar-tay mood last Friday, says “Gullivers is still the place, man, you go anywhere else and they play ‘Loopzilla’, but here people really DANCE to it!” — and Streetwave’s Morgan Khan, who checks out all the clubs all the time says Gullivers is the only one playing lots of new hot product . . . Fat Larry’s Band, incidentally, gigged at Gullivers for free last Thursday while trying out a replacement drummer, Larry evidently suffering from the strain of having the group’s first real smash . . . Channel 4 is thankfully repeating that fabulous and very lifelike ‘Going Out’ series on Mondays — any chance to secretly lust after Michelle Winstanley (“Renshaw”) is too good to miss! . . . DJs’ charts of all types, including Boys Town (c’mon gang — what’s happening?), are needed regularly if our three listings are to remain as upfront as possible — so please send your audience-based floor response charts (any length, ideally at least a Top 20) on your own paper to reach us by Wednesday of the week prior to publication, addressed to James Hamilton, RECORD MIRROR, 40 Long Acre, London WC2E 9JT . . . “What was the elephant doing on the motorway?” — “About three miles an hour!” . . . MAKE IT FUNKIER!


UK NEWIES

SHALAMAR: ‘Friends’ (Solar CHUM 1T).
Bubblingly racing through staccato vocals and catchy little licks but underpinned by a 120bpm backbeat, this bright pop hit is on 3-track 12in with the vocodered smacking 117bpm ‘Playing To Win‘ and slow ‘I Just Stopped By Because I Had To’.

WHODINI: ‘Magic’s Wand’ (Jive JIVE T28).
Thomas Dolby-prod/Tee Scott-mixed fantastic electrophonic phunk groove, with a chick declaring “Oh my gawd I think I’m having a rap attack” (that’s rap, not heart, guys!), vocoder and rapping all in different intensities on 3-track 33 1/3rpm 12in, the Special Extended Mix at 113½bpm and the other two at 112bpm.

B.T. (BRENDA TAYLOR): ‘You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too’ (Excaliber EXCL 526).
Soulfully wailing through a purposefully rolling 111bpm 12in momentum, this jolter’s been around so long I’d forgotten how well put together it is, in 3 versions. With the current climate for similar stuff it could even chart nationally.

MIGHTY DIAMONDS: ‘Last Dance’ (JB Music JBD 040, via 01-274 1237).
Some may cringe, but this beautiful 78-79bpm 12in lovers rock swayer turns out to be nothing less than a superb reggaefication of — wait for it — Engelbert’s ‘Last Waltz’! Really good, it sounds like a Christmas smash.

MUSICAL YOUTH: ‘Youth Of Today’ (MCA YOUT2).
Lack of a surprise element will probably stop this being as big as ‘Dutchie’, because though equally infectious it’s more of the 0-75bpm same, radically different and rootsier on 12in than on 7in.

RISAN: ‘Eastern Palace’ (Saffron SAF-T-1, vla IDS).
Phil Fearon co-producing amalgamation of Pakistani instruments and funky rhythm, the 128bpm 12in vocal segments being a bit Monsoon but not so pop-py, while the heavier instrumental continuations (the flip features a rappers backing track treatment) really cook very funkily.


IMPORTS

THE S.O.S. BAND: ‘Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’)’ (LP ‘S.O.S. III’ US Tabu FZ 38352).
Blending George Benson chords into Rodney Franklin’s ‘Groove’, this appropriately titled 106½bpm piano instrumental with catchy chorus just struts solidly along and is absolutely monstrous! The album’s OK, this is the killer.

ROY AYERS: ‘Fast Money’ (US Uno Melodic UMD-8002).
Fiery fast and fabulous 123bpm 12in jerky smacker with rap, vocoder and chant interplay before a sizzling central vibes section — he’s back with a bang!

SONNY CHARLES: ‘Can’t Get Enough’ (LP ‘The Sun Still Shines’ US High Rise HR102AE).
Phil Spector’s ‘Black Pearl’ singer has my favourite actual song of the week, a ridiculously catchy 99bpm chunky jogger which’ll drive you nuts, his US single being the more stop-go 25-99/49½bpm ‘Put It In A Magazine‘, the lurching ‘Treasure Of Your Pleasure‘ also being 99bpm (that’s three!), others on a lovely soul set being the sinuous 81bpm ‘Whet Your Whistle’ story song and rolling 104bpm ‘One Eyed Jacks’. Recommended.

PLUSH: ‘Free And Easy’ (US RCA PD-13389).
Now re-remixed on 12in after doing nothing for ages as an LP track, the Rene & Angela-prod/penned stark 114bpm smacker is about as solid a disco sound as you’ll hear — but make sure you get this latest version. Great for mixers.

STANLEY TURRENTINE: ‘Paradise’ (LP ‘Home Again’ US Elektra 60201-1).
Combining jazz and funk in a more satisfyingly equal measure than Donald Byrd, say, the veteran saxist’s immediate grabbers are this strutting 108bpm instrumental (good with ‘Groovin’), the stabbing frisky 118bpm ‘I’ll Be There‘, and jolting jazzy 114-116bpm ‘Gemini‘.

RODNEY FRANKLIN: ‘Sonshine’ (LP ‘Learning To Love’ US Columbia FC 38198).
Mainly slow mood music stuff, saved by a blinding ultra jittery 122bpm instrumental, great with Legacy, the movie-written 126bpm ‘Enuff Is Enuff‘ vocal being another ‘Searching’ with Herbie Hancock influences.

BILL WOLFER: ‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone’ (LP ‘Wolf’ US Constellation 60187-1).
Solar’s “white” label debuts with a non-singing keyboardist who’s actually quite jazzy, relying on the likes of Michael Jackson (really!) and Waters to handle vocal chores on this complicatedly empty 120 2/3bpm Temptations revival and the jiggly 119bpm ‘So Shy‘, Stevie Wonder harping on the dead slow chick sung ‘Soaring‘, more useable however being the slow purposeful jittery vocodered 0-102bpm ‘Camouflage‘, funkily instrumental 0-110bpm ‘Pop Quiz‘ and jazzily jogging attractive 53/106bpm ‘Nobody Knows‘. Obviously a seller, maybe not a floorfiller.

EXPORTATIONS: ‘Party Down’ (US Birdie BD-113).
Fast sparsely arranged c.130bpm 12in traditional male soul vocal group romper, rather good of its dated type and likely to have mafia appeal.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – NOVEMBER 20, 1982

01 03 Marvin Gaye – (Sexual) Healing / Instrumental – CBS 12”
02 02 Willie Hutch – In And Out – Motown 12”
03 01 Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning – Atlantic 12”
04 06 George Clinton – Loopzilla – Capitol 12”
05 08 Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ / Instrumental – Greyhound 12”
06 12 Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf – US Believe In A Dream 12”
07 05 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix – KR 12”
08 33 Montana Sextet – Heavy Vibes – US Philly Sounds Works 12”
09 13 Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie / Instrumental – US Sunnyview 12”
10 04 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Inst) / (Remix) – Prelude 12”
11 24 The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes / Good & Plenty – Tabu 12”
12 15 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – CBS 12”
13 07 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
14 09 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – Nite Life 12”
15 11 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – Arista 12”
16 10 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
17 36 Marvin Gaye – My Love Is Waiting / Turn On Some Music / Third World Girl – CBS LP
18 16 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ / Stand Up And Sing – De-Lite 12”
19 14 Rockers Revenge – Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Dubbing In Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
20 53 Michelle Wallace – Jazzy Rhythm – US Emergency 12”
21 18 Central Line – You’ve Said Enough / Instrumental – Mercury 12”
22 30 Warp 9 – Nunk / Instrumental – Arista 12”
23 27 William DeVaughn – Creme De Creme – US HCRC 12”
24 19 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental / Reprise – Firebird 12”
25 40 Stone – Girl I Like The Way That You Move – US West End 12”
26 NE The S.O.S. Band – Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) – US Tabu LP
27 85 The Jammers – Be Mine Tonight / What Have You Got To Lose – US Salsoul LP
28 32 Carol Douglas – You’re Not So Hot (Instrumental) – Canadian Next Plateau 12”
29 31 Evelyn King – Back To Love / Shame – RCA 12”
30 37 Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
31 22 Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle / The Apple Stretching – Island 12”
32 23 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
33 44 Whodini – Magic’s Wand – Jive 12”
34 26 Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) / Going For It – Inner Vision 12”
35 28 Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk / Instrumental – US Tommy Boy 12”
36 20 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
37 43 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”/Epic LP
38 21 The Limit – She’s So Divine / Pop – Ariola 12”
39 25 Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney – The Girl Is Mine – Epic
40 47 Bobby M/Jean Carn – Let’s Stay Together – US Gordy LP
41 41 Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame – US Boardwalk 12”
42 29 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – TMT 12”
43 48 Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan – (You Know How To) Make Me Feel So Good – Virgin 12”
44 64 Rocket – I Wanna Know / Here Comes My Love / Love Chain – Canadian Quality RFC LP
45 55 Alfie Silas – A Puppet To You – US RCA 12”
46 49 Detroit Spinners – Magic In The Moonlight – Atlantic 12”
47 81 Eddy Grant – I Don’t Wanna Dance – Ice 12”
48 77 Alfie Silas – Communicate / Put The Freeze On / Body Heat – US RCA LP
49 NE Roy Ayers – Fast Money – US Uno Melodic 12”
50 46 Jimmie Gray – The Kool People (Instrumental) – JKO 12”
51 NE Stanley Turrentine – Paradise / I’ll Be There – US Elektra LP
52 79 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Moody’s Mood For Love / You Send Me / Butter – US Boardwalk LP
53 59 Bobby Nunn – She’s Just A Groupie – Motown 12”
54 38 Loose End – We’ve Arrived – Virgin 12”
55 60 Debbie Trusty – Searchin’ For Some Lovin’ / Instrumental – US West End 12”
56 45 Warriors – Destination / Hot Apple – Ensign LP
57 71 Gang’s Back – Love – US Handshake LP
58 52 Klymaxx – Wild Girls / Don’t Hide Your Love – Solar 12”
59 RE Khemistry – Can You Feel My Love / I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use / Sucker For The Boogie / I Got A Feeling – US Columbia LP
60 NE Rodney Franklin – Sonshine – US Columbia LP
61 83 Inner Life – Moment Of My Life – US Salsoul 12”
62 39 Imagination – Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – R&B LP
63 67 Robert Winters & Fall – Do It Any Way You Want – US Casablanca LP
64 74 Prince – D.M.S.R. / 1999 – US Warner Bros LP
65 54 Jonzun Crew – Pack Jam / Instrumental – US Tommy Boy 12”
66 RE Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny – US One Way 12”
67 70 Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen Music 12”
68 61 Conway & Temple – You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder (Love Lights) – Jive 12”
69 35 Luther Vandross – Better Love / You’re The Sweetest One – US Epic LP
70 82 Shakatak – Stranger – Polydor 12”
71 78 Cargo – Holding On For Love / It’s Your Love – CG Records 12”
72 NE Sonny Charles – Can’t Get Enough / Put It In A Magazine – US High Rise LP
73 NE Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Casablanca 12” promo
74 NE Crown Heights Affair – Love Rip Off / Your Love Makes Me Hot – De-Lite 12in
75 RE Klymaxx – Heartbreaker / Convince Me / Girls Will Be Girls – US Solar LP
76 50 Evelyn King – Get Loose / I Can’t Stand It – RCA LP
77 57 Touchdown – Breakout – Excaliber 12”
78 58 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” / Instrumental – Philly World 12”
79 72 Gwen McCrae – Doin’ It / I Need To Be With You – Atlantic LP
80 80 Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me / Dub – Virgin 12”
81 RE Lionel Richie – Serves You Right / Tell Me – US Motown LP
82 NE Risan – Eastern Palace – Saffron 12”
83 84 Fantastic Aleems – Get Down Friday Night – US Nia 12”
84 76 First Light – A.M. – Oval 12”
85 NE Michael Wilson – Groove It To Your Body / Inst – US Prelude 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Mandrill: ‘Believe In You’ (US Montage LP)
Freddie McGregor: ‘Reggae On It’ (Intense 12in)
Strikers: ‘Contagious’ (Prelude 12in)
New York Skyy: ‘Won’t You Be Mine’ (Epic Streetwave 12in)
Wreckin Crew: ‘Chance To Dance’ (US Erect 12in)
Commodores: ‘Lucy’ (Motown 12in)
Orbit: ‘The Beat Goes On’ (Canadian Quality RFC 12in)
Earl Klugh & Bob James: ‘Whiplash’ (Capital LP)
Kool & The Gang: ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho’ / ‘Think It Over’ / ‘Street Kids’ (US De-Lite LP)
Legacy: ‘The Groove Is Here (Mix-x-xtend)’ (US Airwave 12in)
Plush: ‘Free And Easy’ (US RCA 12in)
(Phenomenal): ‘One Two Three’ (US Stanpico 12in)
Torso with Gail Grier: ‘In Heat’ (Identity 12in)
Denroy Morgan: ‘Happy Feeling’ / Inst (US Becket 12in)
Puff: ‘Body Rock’ / Inst (US My Disc 12in)
The LIVE Band: ‘A Chance For Hope’ / Carol Jiani: ‘You’re Gonna Lose My Love’ / Salsoul Orchestra: ‘Seconds’ (Epic Streetwave LP)
Cool Runners: ‘Checking Out’ (MCA 12in)
Gloria Gaynor: ‘Tease Me’ / ‘Mack-Side’ (US Atlantic 12in)
Bar-Kays: ‘Anticipation’ (US Mercury LP)
Inner Life: ‘I Picked A Winner’ / ‘I Like It Like That’ (US Salsoul LP)
David Sanborn: ‘Love Is Not Enough’ / Neil Larsen & Buzz Feiten: ‘Casino Lights’ (US Warner Bros LP)
Reg Mundy Band: ‘Finger Pop’ (US Atlantic RFC 12in)
Sheree Brown: ‘Got To Get Away’ / ‘Feels So Good’ / ‘That’s The Way To Be’ (US Capitol LP)
Dynasty: ‘Strokin’ / ‘That’s The Way I Feel About You’ (US Solar LP)
Dionne Warwick: ‘Heartbreaker’ (Arista)
Piano Fantasia: ‘Walkman’ / ‘Sidewalk’ (Canadian Matra 12in)
Dianne Reeves: ‘Perfect Love’ (US PAJ/Palo Alto LP)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
02 02 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
03 04 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
04 03 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
05 07 Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
06 06 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
07 21 I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
08 05 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
09 09 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
10 13 Love’s Comin’ At Ya – Melba Moore – EMI America 12”
11 16 Situation (Remix) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
12 18 Mad World – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
13 17 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
14 27 (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
15 30 Let Me Go – Heaven 17 – B.E.F./Virgin 12”
16 11 Jackie Wilson Said – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
17 14 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR/TMT 12”
18 23 (Bigger And Better) Lies – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
19 10 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
20 08 Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
21 12 Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
22 24 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
23 19 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
24 15 Reap The Wild Wind – Ultravox – Chrysalis 12”
25 41 Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
26 26 Starmaker – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
27 35 Nipple To The Bottle – Grace Jones – Island 12”
28 31 I Can’t Help Myself – Orange Juice – Polydor 12”
29 — Muscles – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
30 20 Life In Tokyo – Japan – Hansa 12”
31 33 Back On The Chain Gang – Pretenders – Real 12”
32 32 Carioca /Coco – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
33 25 Love Me Do – Beatles – Parlophone 12”
34 29 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
35 34 E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – US Sunnyview 12”
36 — She’s So Divine – The Limit – Ariola 12”
37 — Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
38 28 White Wedding – Billy Idol – Chrysalis 12”
39 47 No More Blue Horizons – China Crisis – Virgin 12”
40 — Uncertain Style – The The – Epic 12”


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 04 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – US Columbia 12”
02 08 Dirty Talk (USA Connection / Inst) – Klein & MBO – US 25 West Records 12”
03 07 Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
04 02 I’m So Hot For You – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
05 17 Medley: I’m Not In Love — Girl You’re In Love – Scherrie Payne – US Altair 12”
06 01 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
07 06 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
08 16 Mind Warp / Tech-No-Logical World – Patrick Cowley – US Megatone LP
09 13 Passion / Calling All Boys – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
10 — Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
11 03 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
12 19 Masterpiece – Gazebo – Baby 12”
13 09 Die Hard Lover – Loverde – US Moby Dick 12”
14 — Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
15 20 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Arista 12”
16 12 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
17 23 Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
18 05 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
19 29 Everybody – Madonna – US Sire 12”
20 10 Make My Feet Wanna Dance – Motion – Canadian Scorpio 12”
21 — State Of Independence – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
22 18 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
23 — Don’t You Want My Love – Vera – Canadian Matra 12”
24 15 The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – US Philly World 12”
25 — She Has A Way / Beat By Beat – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
26 — Boy Crazy – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
27 26 You Are A Danger – Gary Low – Italian II Disc 12”
28 24 Heartstroke – Mann Parrish – US Disconet 12”
29 28 Thunder & Lightning – Risque – Dutch Polydor 12”
30 25 Workout / Give Me Love (Remix) / Call Me Tonight (Remix) – Cerrone – French Malligator LP

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