March 5, 1983: Chill Fac-torr, The Band A.K.A., Kashif, Jerry Knight, Glenn Jones

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

THIS YEAR’S World Disco Dancing Championship, for the first time sponsored by Malibu (coconut flavoured rum), will begin with 82 heats throughout Britain during April-June before culminating with no fewer than eight nationally televised shows on Channel 4 directed by Mike Mansfield, including the internationally shown hour-long World final, all the dancing being to actual records with some heavy involvement by London DJ Steve Walsh — and there are still some venues needed for the preliminary heats, interested club managers/DJs wishing their club to be considered should contact either Steve Walsh or Jon Osborne at Concorde Management on 01-735 8171 . . . Greg Edwards may be in radio limbo at the moment but he certainly left a legacy in Forrest, which he alone broke (and which CBS seemed to have run out of last week!) . . . JFM’s Dave Collins has turned up in the pre-breakfast slot on Capital for a trial run . . . UK acts are breaking so big via video on TV in the States (where the comatose audience must have been waiting for just such a new excitement) that in fact maybe “urban contemporary” radio will soon stop playing them, to make some difference in format from ‘Top 40’ . . . I’ll be interested to see if the new Compact Disc laser-tracked digital audio system will include split-second dubbing and vari speed facilities! . . . Extra T’s ‘E.T. Boogie’ is now belatedly about on somewhat less expensive continental import, in picture sleeve . . . Harry Ray ‘Love Is A Game’ has been remixed for UK 12in . . . Earth Wind & Fire ‘Spread Your Love’ will only be on 7in, although DJs are being mailed the same version on 12in promo . . . Spencer Jones’ undeservedly ignored ‘How High‘ is hitting the US Dance/Disco chart on Next Plateau, while Culture Club ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’ is a Black US hit . . . Soul On Sound’s current issue is running late, as suggested lest week, but should be about by now, my preview mix as promised finally catching up with some of the faster electrophonic stuff (I actually did the last part first this time, to be sure of getting ’em in!), comprising: Fatback/Steve Arrington ‘You Meet My Approval’/Wish/Whispers/Kashif/Salsoul Orch/Visual/C-Brand/Micronawts/The System ‘Sweat’/Aural Exciters/Tyrone (Tystick) Brunson/Attitude ‘We Got The Juice’/ . . . Soulsonic Force/World’s Supreme Team Show/Contact-U/Jonzun Crew ‘Pack Jam’/Coco Du Jour ‘Dancin’ In The Darkness’/Quadrant Six ‘Body Mechanic’/Klein & MBO ‘Wonderful’/Jonzun Crew ‘Space Is The Place’/Reggie Griffin & Technofunk/Orbit/Instant Funk ‘No Stoppin’/Ray Slyy ‘Hey You’/Thrust ‘Can’t Wait To Get To You’/Prince Charles ‘In The Streets’/“D” Train ‘”D” Train Dub’ . . . SOS’s Epping Forest alldayer this Sunday (6) is advance ticket only, no admission at the door, so if in a flap call 01-629 5897(11am-6pm) for details . . . Capital’s four hour long New Year’s Eve party show is still valid as the records were chosen for a timeless, general, appeal . . . Prince Charles’s ‘Gang War (or the Acid Funk Syndrome)’ is fine, it’s side one’s 121 bpm ‘Rise’ and similar 121 bpm ‘Move Your Feet (To The Beat)’ that are less substantial . . . Percy Sledge’s ‘Percy!’ LP is all new, Percy being the ’60s soulster of ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ fame . . . Stevie ‘CJ’ Craven is the Edinburgh Annabel’s jock, and Tim Arnold the DevonAir soul show host . . . Record Mirror’s soul/funk orientated Disco chart is as up-front as possible bearing in mind the national spread of our DJ contributors, while the Nightclub chart is possibly bogged down by having most contributors of all, but for real upfront reaction you can’t beat the Boys Town Disco listing as that is compiled from only a handful of influential venues, several contacted by phone every weekend and currently including: Charing Cross Heaven, Earls Court Copacabana, Mayfair Napoleons, Mile End Benjys, Haringey Bolts, various Dicks Inns, Manchester Heroes, Liverpool McMillans, Bournemouth Adams . . . Rawle James at Toronto’s Rooneys is a Canadian reader of these pages, but apart from expatriate Brits have we any US-based readers? . . . Carl Kingston, now home in Hull at Mecca’s Peppermint Park, always used our Disco reviews for buying records unheard from Britain while working all over Europe for the IDEA agency, and says “I have never been disappointed” . . . Nicky Holloway, still going strong with guest soul DJs every Monday at Bermondsey’s Swan & Sugarloaf (in Dockhead), asked for some oldies in this column and got ’em the very day the paper came out — “It pays to write to you”, sez Nicky . . . Mark Summers of Hackney’s Flappers (01-590 1825) is after McFadden & Whitehead ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ on 12in, to buy or swap for Peter Brown ‘Can’t Be Love — Do It To Me Anyway’ — this latter he’ll sell for £1.99, and it’s also offered for sale by Anthony Godden of 23 Redcliffe Square, London SW 10 . . . Mile End’s Disco Music has shifted its stock of thousands of soul/disco oldies (12in/7in) to the basement of 18 Newport Court, just off the Charing Cross Road behind Leicester Square tube station, which should be convenient for a rummage even by out-of-town visitors to London . . . Bensons Of Henley is the new name for Wheelers, at Remenhan Hill in Henley On Thames . . . Cloud play at Stanmore Chevaliers this Saturday (5) . . . George Alexander funks Harrow Weald’s Middlesex & Herts Country Club every Tuesday now Lyndon “T” currently funks Peckham Kisses (Fri/Sat), Slough Studio 1’s Club Creole (Thurs), ladies night at Soho Fooberts (Wed) . . . Kool ‘Ladies Night’ is a killer, as suspected, out of the vocal version of Wish ‘Mr DJ’! . . . Charlie Brown, mobile from Walton On-Thames, joins Phil Jay for a jazz-soul oldies spot on Sundays at Byfleet Carafino . . . Robbie Collins funks Saturdays at Watford New Penny . . . Neil Fincham, Steve Martin & Ray West have established a late night (’til 3am) Sunday Soul Night at Edinburgh Mad Hatters — where the new term for “punters” is “hillmans” (Hillman Hunter, punter!) . . . whaddya mean, you’re too young to know what a Hillman Hunter was?! . . . Stateside reports suggest the O’Jays are so broke after two years without a record out and only a few gigs that they couldn’t come up with the cash for a court action . . . JoBoxers current pop hit is nothing less than Northern Soul thinly disguised . . . Paul Major (Lincoln Cinderella Rockerfella’s) raves that Cori Josias ‘Takin’ It Straight (Dub)‘ mixes superbly with Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’, Space ‘Magic Fly’, Sharon Redd ‘Beat The Street’, Electrik Funk ‘On A Journey’, LOTW ‘Time’ . . . Adrian (Bournemouth Adams) finds Yarbrough & Peoples ‘Heartbeats‘ synchs perfectly through the Vincent Price outro of Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ . . . Davy D’s decks on his recent Top Of The Pops appearance were supplied by EMI Music’s Rob Sawyer, who does weddings and bar mitzvahs on the side! . . . Modern Romance should note that I’d review their records (the early ones of which I used to champion) if only I received them before they’d hit the pop chart — in fact I’m still waiting for a 12in of ‘Cherry Pink’! . . . Mark Herstell (Knutsford) is trying to identify a chick-sung song that goes “that’s life, c’est la vie, mon cherie” — it certainly looks familiar, any ideas? . . . Dick James Music seem to have started a magazine supplement — or am I wrong? . . . Al Matthews denies he’s offering a prize for anyone who accurately counts the number of times he goes “mmm-hmmm” on Capital’s soul show? . . . YES INDEEDY!


HOT VINYL

CHILL FAC-TORR: ‘Twist (Round ‘N’ Round)’ (US Philly World PWR-2010)
Already selling like crazy although tricky to introduce to dancers at first, this is nothing so much as a brilliant adaptation of Hank Ballard’s Chubby Checker popularised ‘The Twist’ (appropriately again on a Philadelphia label), stretched and spaced out into a still twist tempoed (and dead difficult to mix!) cool 183/91½bpm 12in jazz-funk framework, with the slow acappella started vocal side and instrumental flip both featuring some superb duetting saxes soaring, honking and squealing in stereo. A novelty pop smash if released here, it’s another haunting Johnny Chingas!

THE BAND A.K.A.: ‘Joy’ (Epic Streetwave EPC A13-3145)
Catchy enough singalong (and along and along) 114bpm 12in soul swayer takes a while before finally reaching the band’s strong point, their great sax, which for me makes the more instrumental flip a better bet — but, this now is followed by a horrendously clumsy segue (beats going all over the place!) into their old ‘Grace’. Truly awful, a simple edit from sax to sax would have been better — but then Streetwave’s Morgan Khan couldn’t care now as the label’s leaving CBS/Epic (Contd. next week).

KASHIF: ‘I Just Got To Have You (Lover Turn Me On)’ (Arista ARIST 12521)
Super producer Kashif actually has some vocal support from Evelyn King herself as they struggle valiantly not to sing the words of ‘Love Come Down’ to this spacious 117½bpm 12in cool burbler (instrumental flip), which sounds just as you’d expect.

JERRY KNIGHT: ‘I’m Down For That’ (Funk A&Merica USAF 1227)
A&M with commendable sense have done their own UK 12in coupling of Jerry’s two hottest dancers, this soulfully sung infectious jerkily thudding 117bpm 12in spurter being his LP’s biggest track here while the very Rick James-ian 120bpm ‘She’s Got To Be (A Dancer)‘ ain’t no slouch on the floor neither. Incidentally, I hadn’t realised he sang lead on Raydio’s ‘Jack And Jill’.

GLENN JONES: ‘I Am Somebody’ (RCA RCAT 318)
Chix supported on the title line, the James Cleveland associated hot gospeller’s good chunkily clomping 117bpm 12in message lurcher eventually quotes from Martin Luther King’s actual “I am somebody” speech, which once also inspired a similarly titled US hit for Johnnie Taylor (who likewise started in the gospel field).

RICHARD JON SMITH: ‘Baby’s Got Another’ (Jive JIVE T 29)
Daryl Payne co-prod/penned naggingly familiar strong catchy 115bpm jolter with vocoder answering lines and morse code guitar, the much tighter sparser chippily electro ‘Dub Version‘ being on 3-track 12in flip with the pleasantly swaying Evelyn King-ish 111bpm ‘This Is The Moment‘.

FATBACK: ‘The Girl Is Fine (So Fine)’ (US Spring SP D 409)
Akin to Marvin Gaye backing the New York Citi Peech Boys in its unusual rhythmic approach, this 106½bpm 12in throbber has nice jazzy flute amongst smoother vocals over its odd electronic beat, possibly easiest to mix using the instrumental ‘Dance Version‘ flip — Graham Gold uses this with their oldies but I’m into the vocal as by chance it has the same words and BPM as Steve Arrington’s ‘You Meet My Approval‘!

RAH BAND: ‘Sam The Samba Man’ (The Red Label 7003A)
Exceptionally pleasant haunting Astrud Gilberto-ish chick cooed 97-96½-96bpm 12in slow swayer combines gentle electronics with a traditional samba feel, running on into a more electronic rhythm box dub break with some scratching and two further different mixes as flip.

ELECTRIC SMOKE: ‘Freak It Out’ (US Blue 10012)
Fairly routine rolling 110bpm 12in jiggly tumbler with mixed vocal harmonies and a Smurf rap break, but the side that’s selling it is the altogether sharper instrumental flip with synth poking through the more spacious mix. Not a crossover, but OK for the (possibly brief) moment.

THE JONZUN CREW: ‘Space Is The Place’ (21 Records POSPX 562)
Typical electrophonic 126bpm addition to the Soul Sonic Patrol orbiters saga, a must for fans and great for mixing with the rest, with useful beeping and panting on countdown intros to the vocal and instrumental versions. On 3-track 12in with the earlier 121bpm ‘Pack Jam‘ (here spelt ‘Pac Jam’) — but sadly it’s the vocal rather than better instrumental they’ve used.

FONZI THORNTON: ‘Beverly’ (US RCA PD-13455)
Straightforward snappy bright ‘n’ breezy little EWF-ish 120bpm 12in strutter, the choppy title chanting lyrics spaciously lurching from beat to beat in bubbly fashion (instrumental flip) — it’s selling fast in Rayners Lane, if nowhere else!

TERRY BURRUS & TRANSE: ‘Love Rockin’ (US Arista CP 727)
Vocally very Prince influenced but underpinned by more of a Ray Parker Jr bass line (it’s great with ‘For Those Who Like To Groove‘), this 0-114½-115bpm 12in jerky funk bumper (dub flip) is just my cuppa and great for mixing but may be a bit black for some.

NILE RODGERS: ‘Yum-Yum’ (US Mirage 0-99922)
Powerfully crashing beat (good with Terry Burrus) powers the chap from Chic’s jolting sparse 113½bpm 12in funk bumper, possibly a bit empty as a song but a great mixer.

CONTACT-U: ‘Dancing Inner Space’ (Challenge TALL 2)
High quality home grown bounding 120½-121-120½bpm 12in electrophonic phunk instrumental from the same Elite stable that brought you Antoniou and Spencer Jones, pretty stark but all solid rhythm, with a ‘Long Distance Version’ flip.

MELBA MOORE: ‘Underlove’ (Capitol 12CL 281)
Kashif-prod/penned semi-electrophonic sparse 122bpm tripper, all very minimalist, with a supposedly different 123bpm ‘Special Mix 2’ and slow 37½/75-38½/77bpm ‘Don’t Go Away’ on a 3-track 12in flip.

ELLIE HOPE: ‘Lucky’ (Polo POLO 1225)
Surprisingly respectable starkly trucking 115-116bpm smacker given a Randy Crawford/Elkie Brooks-ish range of inflections by the Liquid Gold lady, currently getting attention as an import but actually out here a while on 3-track 12in.

VINCENT MONTANA ORCHESTRA: ‘Ride Like The Wind’ (US Philly Sound Works PSW-10282)
Not the Sextet but his Orchestra, note, doing a radio-aimed 123-125bpm 12in instrumental of Christopher Cross’s tune, all very MoR and not another ‘Heavy Vibes’ at all (it’s already hitting the gay venues), with an extremely pared down ‘Paul’s Happy’ remix of the rhythm track as flip.

SHOCK: ‘San Juan’ (LP ‘Nite Life’ US Fantasy F-9622)
Routine US-aimed funk set (you could try the 107bpm title track) of interest chiefly for this slow but heavy 91½bpm instrumental, with guitar distortion tones and searing synth cutting through the hypnotic beat (which varispeeds with Gap Band, Tania Maria).

GLEN ADAMS & FINESSE: ‘Sexual Instrumental’ (US TSMP 762)
Actually flip to T. SKI VALLEY’S ‘Sexual Rapping‘ version of ‘Sexual Healing’ — a bit late, even for cash-in novelty appeal — this 96bpm instrumental of Marvin’s tune is still a usefully floor-filling alternative.

EVROL CAMPBELL: ‘Nearest To My Heart’ (Stiff BUY 173)
Bouncily booming 115-117bpm 7in soca jumper could be useful for some (more so if there’s a 12in).


MIX MASTER

LAST SATURDAY following on from Graham Gold at Mayfair’s Gullivers, I picked up out of Richard Jon Smith ‘Baby’s Got Another’ with (even if I say so myself!) a perfect blend into Maurice Messiah ’50/50 Love’, then mixed Trammps ‘Up On The Hill’, Nile Rodgers ‘Yum-Yum’, Terry Burrus ‘Love Rocking’, Ray Parker Jr ‘For Those Who Like To Groove’, Joe Freeman ‘Sneakin’ (Instrumental) (Canadian Musicworks 12in — out about three months and useful Parker-ish “spooky” bassline, ideal into what followed), Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’, Michael Jackson ‘Billie Jean’, Indeep ‘Last Night A DJ’, Aural Exciters ‘Chinese Rap’. These last few (Indeep especially) needing a lot of vari-speed tuning to synch. Anyway it seemed to go rather well!


DJ TOP TEN

JULIAN WOOD of Aylesbury’s Chequers mobiles (0296 89545) has had some fanciful fun compiling a special Shergar edition of the Gallup top ten, which, says Julian, “would have included DJ Graham Canter had he ever made a record of his own”. If you haven’t got it already, you’ll soon get the idea…

1. LAST NIGHT A GEE GEE SAVED MY LIFE – Indeep
2. HOLD ME TIGHTER BY THE REIN – Billy Griffin
3. RIDE ON THE RHYTHM – Mahogany
4. STIRRUP IT UP – Johnny Nash
5. TOO HOT TA TROT – Heatwave
6. JUST A TOUCH OF LOVE (JUST A LITTLE BIT) – Slave
7. JUMP TO IT – Aretha Franklin
8. A NIGHT TO REMAREMBER – Shalamar
9. MANEATER – Hall & Oates
10. NIPPON JAZZ – Suwhip Horseshoemara

Yes, very good!


DISCO TOP 85 – MARCH 5, 1983

01 04 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
02 02 You Can’t Hide Your Love – David Joseph – Island 12”
03 03 Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life – Indeep – Sound Of New York 12”
04 01 Billie Jean (Remix) – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
05 07 Joy / Instrumental – The Band A.K.A. – Epic Streetwave 12”
06 05 Outstanding – Gap Band – Total Experience 12”
07 06 Phone Home – Jonny Chingas – CBS 12”
08 08 Get On Up – Jazzy Dee – Laurie 12”
09 09 Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) (Remix) – The S.O.S. Band – Tabu 12”
10 11 Garden Party / Funk Suite No.1 – Mezzoforte – Steinar 12”
11 15 I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) – Kashif – Arista 12”
12 18 I’m Down For That / Fire / She’s Got To Be (A Dancer) / Nothing Can Hold Us Back – Jerry Knight – US A&M LP/Funk A&Merica 12”
13 10 Ride On The Rhythm – Mahogany – West End 12”
14 14 Nature Boy (Remix) / (Original ’83 Mix) – Central Line – Mercury 12”
15 12 Gimme The Funk – Charades – US Brunswick 12”
16 25 I Am Somebody – Glenn Jones – RCA 12”
17 17 Never Too Much (Remix) – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
18 22 Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop) – Man Parrish – US Importe/12 12”
19 13 Reach Up / Dub Mix – Toney Lee – TMT 12”
20 19 Wired For Games – C-Brand – US Spring 12”
21 21 Up On The Hill (Mt. U) – Trammps – US Venture 12”
22 20 Thriller / Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / The Lady In My Life / P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
23 23 1999 – Prince – Warner Bros 12”
24 26 Come With Me / Sementes, Graines & Seeds / Lost In Amazonia – Tania Maria – US Concord Jazz Picante LP
25 16 Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – Billy Griffin – CBS 12”
26 37 Weekend (Weekday Side) / (Weekend Side) – Class Action – Sleeping Bag 12”
27 32 Too Tough – Angela Bofill – Arista 12”
28 42 Ooh I Love It (Love Break) / (Version) – Salsoul Orchestra – US Salsoul 12”
29 28 Be Mine Tonight / What Have You Got To Lose – Jammers – Salsoul 12”
30 24 The Harder They Come – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
31 29 Haven’t Been Funked Enough – Ex Tras – ExcellenT 12”
32 27 Let’s Stay Together – Bobby M/Jean Carn – Gordy 12”
33 36 Get Loose / I’m In Love – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
34 43 50/50 Love / How Long / Seventh Heaven – Maurice Massiah – Canadian Quality RFC LP
35 38 Tonight – Whispers – US Solar 12”
36 31 Mind Up Tonight (Remix) – Melba Moore – Capitol 12”
37 60 In The Streets / Tight Jeans / Gang War – Prince Charles & The City Beat Band – Greyhound Record Productions LP
38 41 I’ll Be Around – Detroit Spinners – Atlantic 12”
39 30 Do It Anyway You Wanna – Cashmere – US Philly World 12”
40 35 Ashewo Ara – Kabbala – Red Flame 12”
41 58 Looking For The Perfect Beat – Soulsonlc Force – 21 Records 12”
42 34 Is This A Dream / Love You Too Much / Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing – Angela Bofill – US Arista LP
43 39 The Chinese Way (Remix) – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
44 56 Sugar Pie Guy (Remixes) – The Joneses – US Mercury 12”
45 50 Touching In The Dark / If I Had A Chance – Walter Jackson – US Kelli-Arts 7”
46 44 Fall In Love With Me – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
47 33 You Can’t Run From Love (Club Mix) – Maxine Singleton – US Connection 12”
48 40 Feelin’ Hot (Instrumental) – Futura – Graffiti 12”
49 NE Baby’s Got Another / Dub Version – Richard John Smith – Jive 12”
50 45 I Like It Like That (Remix) – Inner Life – US Salsoul 12”
51 47 Rico Rico / Steppin’ Out (With You) / Steppin’ Out Jam – Cloud – Silvertown 12”
52 49 Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
53 59 I Want Your Love Back – Celena Duncan – RCA 12”
54 67 Times Are Tight (Instrumental) – Jimmy Young – US Delirium 12”
55 54 Freak It Out (Instrumental) – Electric Smoke – US Blue 12”
56 46 You And I / Do Something – Goodie – Total Experience 12”
57 71 Don’t You Give Your Love Away / Instrumental – Steve Shelto – US SAM 12”
58 NE Twist (Round ‘N’ Round) / Instrumental – Chill Fac-Torr – US Philly World 12”
59 NE You Meet My Approval – Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – US Atlantic LP
60 53 Such A Feeling – Aurra – US Salsoul 12”
61 73 One More Shot / One More Time – C-Bank – Bronze Next Plateau 12”
62 NE The Girl Is Fine (So Fine) / Dance Version – Fatback – US Spring 12”
63 61 Mr D.J. / Instrumental – Wish – US Blue 12”
64 48 Heartbeats – Yarbrough & Peoples – Total Experience 12”
65 72 Young Free And Single – Sunfire – Warner Bros 12”
66 66 Who’s Getting It Now – Chocolate Milk – US RCA 12”
67 77 You Are – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
68 70 Spaced Out / Party Mix – Pure Energy – US Prism 12”
69 63 The Music Got Me – Visual – US Prelude LP
70 68 Atomic Dog (Remix) – George Clinton – Capitol 12”
71 64 Sticky Situation / Instrumental – Tyrone (Tystick) Brunson – US Believe In A Dream 12”
72 52 All I Need Is You – Starshine – US Prelude 12”
73 51 No Stoppin’ That Rockin’ – Instant Funk – US Salsoul 12”
74 76 Very Special Part – Jermaine Jackson – Motown 12”
75 69 Fool For Love / The Jungle Stomp – Prince Charles & The City Beat Band – US MJS 12”
76 74 The Preacher / Asphalt Gardens – George Howard – US Palo Alto Jazz LP
77 75 Whatever Happened To The Love / Don’t Ask My Neighbours – Boy Katindig – US PAUSA LP
78 NE Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap) – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
79 RE Message II (Survival) – Melle Mel & Duke Bootee – Sugarhill 12”
80 57 Baby Come To Me – Patti Austin & James Ingram – Qwest 12”
81 81 I’d Like To (Instrumental) – Feel – Buddah 12”
82 82 Paradise Drive – Midnite – Tivoli 12”
83 79 Let’s Do It – Kadenza – PRT 12”
84 55 Hangin’ – Chic – Atlantic 12”
85 NE Beverly / Instrumental – Fonzi Thornton – US RCA 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

Jonzun Crew: ‘Space Is The Place’ (21 Records 12in)
Grandmaster Flash: ‘Scorpio’ (Sugarhill 12in)
Howard Johnson: ‘Say You Wanna’ (Funk A&Merica 12in)
Zinc: ‘I’m Livin’ A Life Of Love’ (Jive 12in)
Dr Jackyll & Mr Hyde: ‘The Challenge’ (US Profile 12in)
Ellis Hall Jr: ‘Every Little Bit Hurts’ (US HCRC 12in)
Ray Parker Jr: ‘You Can’t Change That’ / ‘For Those Who Like To Groove’ (Arista 12in)
Madonna: ‘Everybody’ (Sire 12in)
Flowchart: ‘Ask The Boss’ (Italian Maximus 12in)
Con Funk Shun: ‘Ms. Got-The-Body (Instrumental)’ (US Mercury 12in)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Billie Jean (Remix) – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
02 03 Too Shy – Kajagoogoo – EMI 12”
03 02 Wham Rap! – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
04 04 Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life – Indeep – Sound Of New York 12”
05 05 Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap) – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
06 11 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
07 08 Hey Little Girl – Icehouse – Chrysalis 12”
08 07 Change – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
09 09 Communication – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
10 14 1999 – Prince – Warner Bros 12”
11 10 The Harder They Come – Rockers Revenge – London/Streetwise 12”
12 33 Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) – S.O.S. Band – Tabu 12”
13 25 You Can’t Hide Your Love – David Joseph – Island 12”
14 12 Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – Billy Griffin – CBS 12”
15 17 Waves – Blancmange – London 12”
16 16 Outstanding – Gap Band – Total Experience 12”
17 21 Phone Home – Jonny Chingas – CBS 12”
18 13 Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
19 19 Mind Up Tonight – Melba Moore – Capitol 12”
20 06 Buffalo Gals (Scratch) – Malcolm McLaren – Charisma 12”
21 24 Ride On The Rhythm – Mahogany featuring Bernice Watkins – West End 12”
22 28 Sign Of The Times (Stretch) – Belle Stars – Stiff 12”
23 15 Down Under – Men At Work – Epic 12”
24 — Shiny Shiny – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
25 — Never Too Much – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
26 34 Fall In Love With Me – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
27 30 The Chinese Way – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
28 — Get Loose – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
29 — Joy – The Band A.K.A. – CBS 12”
30 — I Am Somebody – Glenn Jones – RCA 12”
31 22 Magic’s Wand – Whodini – Jive 12”
32 — Cash Flow – Leisure Process – Epic 12”
33 20 Steppin’ Out – Joe Jackson – A&M 12”
34 39 Africa – Toto – CBS 12”
35 — Africa (Dub Mix) – Key Of Dreams – Baby 12”
36 — The Tunnel Of Love – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis 12”
37 18 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
38 — Garden Party – Mezzoforte – Steinar 12”
39 — Get The Balance Right – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
40 32 Be Mine Tonight – Jammers – Salsoul 12”


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
02 02 Don’t Stop – Sylvester – US Megatone 12”
03 07 Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life – Indeep – Sound Of New York 12”
04 05 Billie Jean (Remix) – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
05 11 Got You Where I Want You Babe – Stereo Fun Inc. – US Moby Dick/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
06 03 Fantasy (Re-Remix) / (Remix) / (Original) – Hotline – Canadian Unidisc 12” / Italian Il Disc 12”
07 06 Shoot Your Shot – Divine – US “O”/Canadian Black Sun 12”
08 16 Weekend (Weekend Side) – Class Action – US Sleeping Bag 12”
09 04 She Has A Way – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
10 10 Takin’ It Straight / Dub Mix – Cori Josias – Metropolis/Carrere 12”
11 14 Never Seen Anything Like You – Bobby Nunn – Motown 12” promo/US LP
12 24 The Night – Azul Y Negro – Italian Mercury 12”
13 18 Red Light Lover – Gwen Jonae – US Arial 12”
14 13 Heartbeats – Yarbrough & Peoples – Total Experience 12”
15 09 Be With You (Remix) – Sylvester – German Ariola 12”
16 08 You Are A Danger – Gary Low – Canadian Quality/Italian Il Disc 12”
17 19 Come On Back To Mama – Wardell Piper – US SAM 12”
18 — Under My Thumb – Fast Radio – US Radar 12”
19 — Can We Try Again – Technique – US Arial 12”
20 — I’m Free – Celi Bee – US Paris International 12”
21 — X-Rated (Remix) – Carol Jiani – Dutch High Fashion 12”
22 20 He’s A Pretender – High Inergy – Gordy 12”
23 — I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Cheri Lewis – Creole 12”
24 — Ride Like The Wind – Vincent Montana Orchestra – US PSW 12”
25 — Penguins Invasion – Scotch – Italian Il Disc 12”
26 — Working Girl – Cheri – 21 Records 12”
27 25 Shotgun – Paul Sabu – US Arial 12”
28 27 To Meet Me (Instrumental) – Den Harrow – Italian Hole 12”
29 23 Shake It Up – Divine – Dutch Break 12”
30 30 For Your Love – Klaudia – Italian Cat 12”

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