December 17, 1983: end of year charts, Luther Vandross, Kenny Lynch, Kabbala, The Temptations with Four Tops, Ronnie Dyson

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

DUE TO threatened industrial action by members of the NGA, this issue of RECORD MIRROR has gone to press early and we are unable to bring you James Hamilton’s normal column.

Next week’s paper will now carry all the latest gossip and reviews.


HOT VINYL

LUTHER VANDROSS: ‘I’ll Let You Slide’ (Epic TA 3978)
A star in the descendant, Luther’s been sliding himself especially following his recent productions for various soul divas and is unlikely to be helped here by this US-tempoed empty fast 132bpm 12in canterer (inst flip). He should stick to just singing, his main talent.

KENNY LYNCH: ‘Shotgun’ (Satril 12SAT 511)
Easily rolling slick 112bpm 12in bumper with yowling guitar and sax but spoilt by overly frothy chix, who really ruin the instrumental 112bpm ‘Mafia-Funk Chin-Mental Mix‘ flipside version.

KABBALA: ‘Yen-Nbo-Ose’ (Red Flame RFB 3712, via Virgin)
Unfortunately over-frantic 139bpm 12in afro instrumental, the 120bpm ‘Yo Yo Dance‘ flip being more danceable if undistinguished.

THE TEMPTATIONS WITH FOUR TOPS: ‘Medley’ (Tamla Motown TMGT 1320)
Messily arranged over rushed 132-138-129-130-110-132-136-137-0bpm “live” medley of their respective old hits, from the ‘Motown 25’ TV show, flipped on 12in for the first time by the Temptations original full length extremely sparse 124/62-122(intro)-121-120bpm ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’, for historical reference rather than modern floors.

RONNIE DYSON: ‘I Just Need A Little More Lovin’ (US Cotillion 0-96977)
Subduedly jaunty 111½bpm 12in gospel-blues chugger, better than the official A-side synth burbled skittering 120bpm ‘You Better Be Fierce‘, which has nowhere near the impact of ‘All Over Your Face’.

MESSENGER SERVICE: ‘Get Streetwise’ (US Silver Screen Records SSR 114)
‘Thriller’-introed heavily thudding c.110bpm 12in rap chanter in four lengths/versions, long, short, inst, dub.

OUTPUT: ‘Move For Me’ (US Tuff City 4Z9 04230)
Bass rumbled monotonous juddering c.113bpm 12in jiggler (inst flip).

ROCK MASTER SCOTT & THE DYNAMIC 3: ‘It’s Life (You Gotta Think Twice)’ (US Profile PRO-7023)
Boring slow jittery c.105bpm 12in rap (inst/bonus version flip).

DEELE: ‘Body Talk’ (US Solar 0-66981)
Prince/Rick James-type hard c.125bpm 12in smacker (inst flip), not really for here but hitting Stateside.

KWICK: ‘Stuck Up’ (US Capitol 8573)
‘Shack Up’-cum Prince-ish dull c.111bpm 12in juddering vocal group jolter.

DANNY JAYMES: ‘Rockin’ Robin’ (Passion PASH 1213)
Dreadful UK-recorded messily frantic 123bpm 12in ‘Rockit’ rip off, not worth serious consideration by the real hip hop posse.

ANDRE CYMONE: ‘Make Me Wanna Dance’ (CBS TA 3818)
Vocodered and muttered 127½bpm 12in Prince copyist (OK, his chum too), a non-starter on import and proven waste of vinyl now it’s out here.

STANLEY CLARKE/GEORGE DUKE: ‘Heroes’ (Epic TA 3860)
Appalling frantic 166½bpm racer, on 3-track 12in with its instrumental (123bpm at 33 1/3!) and the pleasant enough instrumental 99-0bpm ‘Atlanta‘ — though few are likely to buy a 12in just for that.

ST. CLAIR PALMER: ‘Growing Up Too Young’ (Carrere CART 293)
Shameless slowed-down 122bpm 12in copy of ‘Master Blaster (Jammin’)’.

BARBARA YORK: ‘Close To You’ (Banana FRUIT 2T, via Pinnacle)
Naive 119bpm 12in rip off of ‘Murphy’s Law’.

LADY B: ‘Attractive Young Man Wanted’ (RCA RCAT 355)
The ‘To The Beat Y’All’-rapping programme director of Philadelphia’s WHAT urban radio, Wendy Clarke treats Rod Stewart’s song as an oddball ’60s throwback with humming 110bpm 12in gospel-soul backing, co-prod by Eivets Rednow fan Evets Renrut, hardly a disco dancer . . . though I bet RCA’s Paul Williams loves it!

JEFFREY OSBORNE: ‘Stay With Me Tonight’ (A&M AMX 157)
Remixed choppily jerking 120bpm strutter on 3-track 12in with the older bluesy 0-109bpm ‘Ready For Your Love‘ and lush slow 33½/67bpm ‘Baby’ — initial pressings muddled up the sides of the US versions, so our A-side was its (to my mind preferable) instrumental until the mistake was noticed, and these dub pressings have also been circulated with a little orange sticker marking the sleeve!

DeBARGE: ‘In A Special Way’ LP (US Gordy 6061GL)
Desperately unattractive and undistinctive four brothers/one sister family group with an undistinguished set unlikely to do anything here, despite being “new blood” for Motown in the States, most bearable being the 44/88bpm ‘Stay With Me’, while both ‘Be My Lady‘ and ‘Need Somebody‘ are 103bpm.

EARL YOUNG’S TRAMMPS: ‘What Happened To The Music’ (US Philly Sound Works PSW 778)
Vince Montana’s ‘Heavy Vibes’ or some similar c.119bpm 12in instrumental with added typical Trammps vocal, which is just getting hard when out of a strong short rap it suddenly goes all “cabaret” instead of piling on the pressure (dub/aca flip).

JIMMY ‘BO’ HORNE: ‘You’re So Good To Me’ (US Sunnyview SUN 409)
Rather raw simple emphatic c.114bpm 12in jolter in two vocal versions and an inst, best bit being a Billy Stewart impersonation halfway.

RHYTHM MAKERS LTD: ‘Party Rap’ (US Star Vision International SVI 1109)
MC poppin’ slow 101-102bpm 12in hip hop judderer (inst flip).

VICIOUS 4: ‘Getting To The Point’ (US Billy-D BD 0002)
Blunt edged rapping 104bpm 12in hip hop (inst flip).

ZEST: ‘Hot Tasty Love’ (US Jungle City JC 1001)
Busy 112bpm 12in hip hoppery gives way to fairly dull squawking chix over a less violent beat box rhythm (inst flip).

B.T. EXPRESS: ‘Hangin’ Out’ (US Earthtone ET-1201)
Disappointing routing gruff chap hollered c.131bpm 12in chunderer without much spark for dancers (inst/aca flip).

CAPTAIN JONES: ‘Space Dawg’ (US Beantown BM 09)
Muddily juddering c.108bpm 12in heavy P’funk grumbler obviously inspired by ‘Dog Talk’ (dub flip).

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA: ‘Death Mix’ (US Paul Winley Records 12×33-10)
Very murky “live” recorded undynamic c.99bpm 12in rap by un-named poppin’ MCs over Afrika’s cutting and mixing, sounding as if from a bootleg cassette — especially as his official newie is due now.

UP FRONT: ‘The Age Of Temptation’ (US UP UP-936)
Fast juddering 125bpm 12in electro lurcher, the instrumental flip getting more attention than the comes and goes chix sung A-side.

ELECTRIC POWER BAND: ‘Sugar Daddy’ (US Becket BKD 518)
Jaunty if blatant 0-107bpm 12in rip off of the New Edition/Jackson 5 (inst flip) — a pity, as the start promised better.

RED LIPSTIQUE: ‘Shame Shame Shame’ (Charly Disco International CYZ 109)
Forrest-inspired 12in remake of Shirley & Co’s 1975 hit, the more fully fleshed 115-116bpm Euromix being far more infectious than the extremely stark and initially unrecognisable 113bpm US Mix.


DISCO TOP 85 – DECEMBER 17, 1983

01 04 Holiday – Madonna – Sire 12”
02 01 Thriller – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
03 10 The Sound Of Music – Dayton – Capitol 12”
04 02 Let The Music Play (Dub Version) / (Vocal) – Shannon – Club 12”
05 03 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown LP remix
06 27 Crazy Cuts – Grandmixer D.ST. – Island 12”
07 06 White Lines – Grandmaster & Melle Mel – Sugarhill 12”
08 05 I’m Out Of Your Life – Arnie’s Love – Streetwave 12”
09 07 Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Warner Bros 12”
10 14 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) – Hashim – US Cutting Records 12”
11 09 Love How You Feel / Dub – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
12 22 Another Man / Rap – Barbara Mason – US West End 12”
13 12 Get It On – Spence – Arista 12”
14 52 Let’s Stay Together – Tina Turner – Capitol 12”
15 61 Serious – Billy Griffin – CBS 12”
16 08 Happiness Is Just Around The Bend – Cuba Gooding – London 12”
17 25 Cuttin’ Herbie / Rock The House – The B Boys – US Vintertainment 12”
18 18 On The Upside – Xena – Streetwave 12”
19 62 Share The Night – World Premiere – US Easy Street 12”
20 35 Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt – Record Shack 12”
21 34 Joys Of Life – David Joseph – Island LP
22 17 Single Handed – Haywoode – CBS 12”
23 32 Inside Love (So Personal) (Vocal) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
24 16 Scratch Break (Glove Style) – Motor City Crew – Motown 12”
25 23 All Night Long (All Night) (Instrumental) – Lionel Richie – US Motown 12”
26 15 Dressing Up – Street Angels – Street Beat 12”
27 53 Just Can’t Get Enough – Lew Kirton – Epic 12”
28 13 I Wanna Be With You – Armenta – Savoir Faire 12”
29 33 Just Can’t Let You Go – Ronnie McNeir & Instant Groove – US Crossroad Entertainment Corp 12”
30 39 Love Will Find A Way – Lionel Richie – Motown LP
31 21 Love Is The Message – Hi Voltage – KRP 12”
32 37 Straight Ahead – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
33 41 Somebody Save The Night / You’re A Winner / Activate / Sweet Sensation – Sharon Redd – Dutch Rams Horn LP
34 28 Don’t You – Second Image – MCA 12”
35 11 All My Life – Major Harris – London 12”
36 81 My Guy – Mary Wells – US Allegiance 12”
37 48 Crotona Park – Dave Valentin – US GRP LP
38 31 Cavern / Scraper – Liquid Liquid – US 99 12” EP
39 30 B-Boys Beware / B-Boys B-Dubbed – Two Sisters – US Sugarscoop 12”
40 55 King Of Soul Medley – Soul Kings – US Pandisc 12”
41 47 Got To Have Your Love / It’s Really Love – Melba Moore – Capitol LP
42 54 Running With The Night (Remix) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
43 49 (Whatever Happened To) The Party Groove / ‘Jellybean’ Remix – The Walkers – London 12”
44 — You Ain’t Got No Money – Jaime Lynn – US Salsoul 12”
45 20 It’s Your Turn – Delegation – CBS 12”
46 — Stay With Me Tonight (Remix) – Jeffrey Osborne – A&M 12”
47 — Out Of Sight – Lefturno – US Ascot 12”
48 26 (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine – Instant Funk – US Salsoul 12”
49 59 Fo-Fi-Fo – Pieces Of A Dream – German Elektra LP
50 36 Rescue Me – Sybil Thomas – West End 12”
51 — So Different – Kinky Foxx – US Sound Of New York 12”
52 75 Summer Breeze – Baiser – Canadian Celsius 12”
53 40 Give Me Your Love (Extended Remix) – Active Force – US A&M 12”
54 — Red Hot – Herb Alpert – A&M LP remix/12” re-remix
55 42 Baby Doll (Remix) – Girls Can’t Help It – US Sire 12”
56 43 Remember What You Like – Jenny Burton – US Atlantic 12”
57 — A Night In New York – Elbow Bones & The Racketeers – EMI America 12”
58 58 Deeper – Gerry Trew – Bluebird 12”
59 57 Tell Me If You Still Care – SOS Band – Tabu 12”
60 — I’ll Let You Slide – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
61 50 Reggae Night – Jimmy Cliff – CBS 12”
62 — You Got Me Where I Want To Be – Sharon Brown – US Profile 12”
63 — You Are Beautiful / Believer – Chic – US Atlantic LP
64 44 Get Tough / Instrumental – CD III – US Prelude 12”
65 66 Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) – Captain Rapp – US Saturn 12”
66 68 What’s Going On / I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye – Motown 12”
67 74 Superstition/Good Times (Medley) – Club House – Island 12”
68 72 Still I’ll Rise – Whatnauts – US Pic Hit 12”
69 — Bigger Than Life – Lamont Dozier – Demon LP
70 64 Time For Some Fun – Central Line – Mercury 12”
71 — Neptune – Congress – Tooti Frooti 12”
72 — I Wanted Your Love / For The Sweetness Of Your Love – Luther Vandross – US Epic LP
73 — No Sell Out – Malcolm X – US Tommy Boy 12”
74 71 Rat Rapping / Extended Version – Roland Rat Superstar – Rodent Records 12”
75 70 Play That Beat Mr. DJ – G.L.O.B.E & Whiz Kid – US Tommy Boy 12″
76 51 Say Say Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Parlophone 12”
77 63 All Night Long (Waterbed) – Kevie Kev – US Sugarhill 12”
78 — Jam-Master Jay – Run D.M.C. – US Profile 12”
79 67 Yah Mo B There / It’s Your Night / There’s No Easy Way – James Ingram – German Qwest LP
80 — No Way – Inner Life – US Personal 12”
81 — Ready To Rock – Master Jay & Michael Dee – US Jocks 12”
82 76 Let’s Take Time Out – Howard Johnson – A&M 12”/US remix
83 — Look Into Tomorrow – Lesette Wilson/Projekt-1 – US Some-1 12”
84 — Smile – Will Powers – Island 12”
85 83 D.M.S.R. / Little Red Corvette – Prince – Warner Bros 12”


BREAKERS

No Breakers listed this week.


BOYS TOWN/HI-NRG DISCO

01 01 Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt – Record Shack 12”
02 02 I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor – Chrysalis 12”
03 03 Skiing In The Snow – Laura Pallas & The Reputations – Record Shack 12”
04 08 Giving Up / I Cry For You / Reputation – Bobby “O” – Canadian Unidisc 12”/Dutch BMC LP
05 04 He’s A Saint He’s A Sinner / Manpower / So Many Men So Little Time (Remake) / Beeline – Miquel Brown – Record Shack LP
06 05 Earthquake – Flirtations – Siam/Proto 12”
07 06 La Cage Aux Folles / Instrumental – Le Jete – US Megatone 12”
08 16 Trouble In Paradise / Call Me – Sylvester – US Megatone LP
09 10 You’re A Winner – Sharon Redd – Prelude LP
10 12 Where Are You Now – Cerrone – Record Shack 12”
11 07 Don’t Leave Me This Way (Mega-Mix) / Twelve Inches Of Pleasure (Medley) – Slip / Various – Proto 12”/LP twin-pack
12 11 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
13 24 You Can Dance – Motion – Canadian DBA 12”
14 09 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Koffie – Red Rooster 12”
15 14 Catch Me (I’m Falling In Love) – Marsha Raven – Passion 12”
16 22 It’s Too Late – Simone – KRP 12”
17 26 Love On The Rocks / Take My Heart Away (Remix) / Loquita – Lama / Dave Valentin – US Disconet LP
18 21 Rocket To Your Heart – Lisa – US Moby Dick LP
19 13 Take A Chance On Me – Waterfront Home – US Bobcat 12”
20 19 Primitive Desire – Eastbound Expressway – Record Shack 12”
21 20 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”/US instrumental
22 — Relax (Sex Mix) / Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ZTT 12”
23 27 Why Me – Irene Cara – Epic 12”
24 28 I’m The One / Save Yourself For Me – Charade / Dee Dee Martin – Passion LP
25 29 Thriller – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
26 18 A Night In New York – Elbow Bones & The Racketeers – EMI America 12”
27 15 Try It – Oh Romeo – Canadian Unidisc 12”
28 — Life Is The Reason – Norma – US ERC 12”
29 — Let The Music Play / Dub Version – Shannon – Club 12”
30=— Let’s Stay Together – Tina Turner – Capitol 12”
30=30 Bobby “O” Medley – Various – Canadian Unidisc 12”


VIDEO ’83

DARRYL HAYDEN, champion fire-eating VJ of a Twickenham-based giant video roadshow (01-898 1127), reckons these were the biggest videos to hit the screens during 1983:

1. THRILLER – Michael Jackson
2. I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES – Elton John
3. MORNIN’ – Al Jarreau
4. (HEY YOU) THE ROCK STEADY CREW – Rock Steady Crew
5. CHINA GIRL – David Bowie
6. LOOKIN’ FOR THE PERFECT BEAT – Soul Sonic Force
7. ROCKIT – Herbie Hancock
8. ATOMIC DOG – George Clinton
9. CHURCH OF THE POISON MIND – Culture Club
10. ADVENTURES IN SUCCESS – Will Powers

— Wot, no Billy Joel?


End Of Year UK Disco Chart 1983

01. THRILLER – Michael Jackson – Epic LP/12”
02. ALL NIGHT LONG (ALL NIGHT) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”/LP/US Instrumental
03. BILLIE JEAN – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”/LP
04. LOVE TOWN – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
05. JOY / INSTRUMENTAL – The Band AKA – Epic/Streetwave 12”
06. SMOOTHIN’ GROOVIN’ / DJ’S DELIGHT / DJ’S DELIGHT MEDLEY (MEGAMIX WITH ‘DREAMIN’) – Ingram – Streetwave 12”
07. WHAT I GOT IS WHAT YOU NEED – Unique – Prelude 12”
08. ROCK THE BOAT – Forrest – CBS 12”
09. YOU CAN’T HIDE (YOUR LOVE FROM ME) – David Joseph – Island 12”
10. ROCKIT – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
11. CHANGING FOR YOU / BOTTOMS UP – Chi-Lites – R&B 12”
12. BODY WORK / INSTRUMENTAL – Hot Streak – Polydor 12”
13. OUT IN THE NIGHT – Serge Ponsar – WEA International 12”
14. WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”/LP
15. ALL NIGHT LONG – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”/LP
16. JUICY FRUIT – Mtume – Epic 12”
17. HIP HOP BE BOP (DON’T STOP) – Man Parrish – Polydor 12”
18. IS THIS THE FUTURE? – Fatback – US Spring LP/12”/Club LP
19. GET ON UP – Jazzy Dee – Laurie 12”
20. GARDEN PARTY – Mezzoforte – Steinar 12”
21. WEEKEND – Class Action – Jive 12”
22. LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE – Indeep – Sound Of New York 12”
23. I WANT YOU (ALL TONIGHT) – Curtis Hairston – RCA 12”
24. IT’S OVER – Funk Masters – Master-Funk 12”
25. DANCING TIGHT – Galaxy (featuring Phil Fearon) – Ensign 12”
26. LOVE HOW YOU FEEL – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
27. I JUST GOTTA HAVE YOU (LOVER TURN ME ON) – Kashif – Arista 12”
28. TIMES ARE TIGHT (INSTRUMENTAL) – Jimmy Young – Nitelife Dance 12”
29. I AM SOMEBODY – Glenn Jones – RCA 12”
30. MUSIC / INSTRUMENTAL – ‘D’ Train – Prelude 12”
31. TWIST (ROUND ‘N’ ROUND), Chill Fac-Torr – Philly World 12”
32. (DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME) TELL ME LOVE – Michael Wycoff – RCA 12”
33. A TIME LIKE THIS – Haywoode – CBS 12”
34. PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER – O’Jays – Phil Int 12”/US Remix
35. FALLING IN LOVE – Surface – Salsoul 12”
36. GET DOWN SATURDAY NIGHT – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12”
37. I.O.U. / WE GOT THE JAZZ – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
38. JAM ON REVENGE (THE WIKKI WIKKI SONG) – Newcleus – Becket 12”
39. WALKIN’ THE LINE – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”/US Remix
40. CRAZY – Manhattans – CBS 12”
41. SHOW ME THE WAY – New York Skyy – Epic 12”/US Salsoul Remix
42. IN THE BOTTLE / MEGAMIX (INCORPORATING ‘THE SMURF’) – C.O.D. – Streetwave 12”
43. I’M DOWN FOR THAT / SHE’S GOT TO BE (A DANCER) – Jerry Knight – Funk A&Merica 12”
44. INSIDE LOVE (SO PERSONAL) / INSTRUMENTAL / FEEL LIKE (MAKIN’ LOVE) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
45. THE CROWN – Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience – Motown 12”
46. GO DEH YAKA (GO TO THE TOP) – Monyaka – Polydor 12”
47. ALL MY LIFE – Major Harris – London 12”
48. YOUNG FREE AND SINGLE – Sunfire – Warner Bros 12”
49. LADIES CHOICE – Stone City Band – 12”
50. SUPERSTAR – Lydia Murdock – Korova 12”
51. REACH UP – Toney Lee – TNT 12”
52. RESCUE ME – Sybil Thomas – West End 12”
53. DON’T YOU GIVE YOUR LOVE AWAY – Steve Shelto – Epic 12”
54. MINEFIELD – I-Level – Virgin 12”
55. JUST BE GOOD TO ME – The SOS Band – Tabu 12”
56. LET THE MUSIC PLAY / INSTRUMENTAL – Shannon – Club 12”
57. OUTSTANDING – Gap Band – Total Experience 12”
58. ONE MIND TWO HEARTS – Paradise – Priority 12”
59. DON’T YOU GET SO MAD – Jeffrey Osborne – A&M 12”
60. CANDY GIRL – New Edition – London 12”
61. COME WITH ME – Tania Maria – US Concord Jazz Picante LP/Club LP
62. YOU AIN’T REALLY DOWN – Status IV – TMT 12”
63. PHONE ME – Jonny Chingas – CBS 12”
64. TONIGHT – Whispers – Solar 12”
65. ALL OVER YOUR FACE – Ronnie Dyson – Atlantic 12”
66. I THINK I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU – Rumple-Stilts-Skin – Montage 12”
67. OOH I LOVE IT – Salsoul Orchestra – Salsoul 12”
68. HOLD ME TIGHTER IN THE RAIN – Billy Griffin – CBS 12”
69. ROCK THE WORLD – Crown Heights Affair – De-Lite 12”
70. BE MINE TONIGHT / WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE – Jammers – Salsoul 12”
71. MR DJ / MEGAMIX INCORPORATING ‘LADIES NIGHT’ – Wish – Streetwave 12”
72. NATURE BOY – Central Line – Mercury 12”
73. SOMETHING SPECIAL – Steve Harvey – London 12”
74. RIDE ON THE RHYTHM – Mahogany – West End 12”
75. GROOVIN’ (THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOIN’) – The SOS Band – Tabu 12”
76. TALK TO ME – Lew Kirton – Epic 12”
77. ALL NIGHT LONG / INSTRUMENTAL – La Famille – Sanity/PRT 12”
78. GET IT ON – Spence – Arista 12”
79. HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND – Cuba Gooding – London 12”
80. PARTY TIME – Kurtis Blow – Mercury 12”
81. YOU MAKE IT HEAVEN – Terri Wells – Philly World 12”
82. SAVE THE OVERTIME (FOR ME) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
83. AUTODRIVE – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
84. ROCKIN’ RADIO – Tom Browne – Arista 12”
85. (HEY YOU) THE ROCK STEADY CREW – Rock Steady Crew – Charisma 12”
86. JINGO (REMIX) / JINGO BREAKDOWN – Candido – US Salsoul 12”/Street Sounds LP
87. AIN’T NOBODY – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Warner Bros 12”
88. USE ME, LOSE ME (LOSE ME, USE ME) – Paul Simpson Connection – US Streetwise 12”
89. WHITE LINES (DON’T DO IT) – Grandmaster & Melle Mel – Sugarhill 12”
90. GIMME THE FUNK – Charades – US Brunswick 12”
91. I’M OUT TO CATCH – Leon Haywood – US Casablanca 12”/Club LP
92. CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOU – Wickett – Streetwave 12”
93. MORNIN’ – Al Jarreau – Warner Bros 12”
94. DO IT ANYWAY YOU WANNA – Cashmere – Philly World 12”
95. WIRED FOR GAMES – C-Brand – US Spring 12”/Club LP
96. NEVER TOO MUCH – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
97. TONIGHT – Steve Harvey – London 12”
98. UP ON THE HILL (MT. U) – Trammps – US Venture 12”
99. BETWEEN THE SHEETS – Isley Brothers – Epic 12”
100. WE CAN WORK IT OUT – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”


End Of Year UK Night Club Chart 1983

01. BILLIE JEAN – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
02. BLUE MONDAY / THE BEACH – New Order – Factory 12”
03. I.O.U. – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
04. LET’S DANCE – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
05. ROCK THE BOAT – Forrest – CBS 12”
06. THE CROWN – Gary Byrd & The GB Experience – Motown 12”
07. BEAT IT – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
08. FLASHDANCE … WHAT A FEELING – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
09. YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE (FROM ME) – David Joseph – Island 12”
10. LOVE TOWN – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
11. ALL NIGHT LONG (ALL NIGHT) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
12. GO DEH YAKA (GO TO THE TOP) – Monyaka – Polydor 12”
13. DANCING TIGHT – Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Ensign 12”
14. BUFFALO GALS – Malcolm McLaren/World’s Famous Supreme Team – Charisma 12”
15. ALL NIGHT LONG – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
16. WHAT I GOT IS WHAT YOU NEED – Unique – Prelude 12”
17. LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE – Indeep – Sound Of New York 12”
18. DO IT AGAIN — BILLIE JEAN – Club House – Island 12”
19. THRILLER – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
20. ROCKIT – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
21. SUPERSTAR – Lydia Murdock – Korova 12”
22. LOVE ON YOUR SIDE (RAP BOY RAP) – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
23. BODY WORK – Hot Streak – Polydor 12”
24. GET DOWN SATURDAY NIGHT – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12”
25. PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER – O’Jays – Epic 12”
26. TRUE / LIFELINE (US REMIX) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
27. HEY YOU (THE ROCKSTEADY CREW) – Rocksteady Crew – Charisma 12”
28. TOO SHY – Kajagoogoo – EMI 12”
29. WHAM RAP (ENJOY WHAT YOU DO) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
30. I WANT YOU (ALL TONIGHT) – Curtis Hairston – RCA 12”
31. LOVE HOW YOU FEEL – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
32. YOUNG GUNS (GO FOR IT) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
33. JOY – Band AKA – Epic/Streetwave 12”
34. CANDY GIRL – New Edition – London 12”
35. SAY SAY SAY – Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson – Parlophone 12”
36. CHINA GIRL – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
37. WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
38. BAD BOYS – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
39. IN A BIG COUNTRY (PURE MIX) – Big Country – Mercury 12”
40. THE SAFETY DANCE – Men Without Hats – Statik 12”


End Of Year UK Boys Town Chart 1983

01. SEARCHIN’ (I GOTTA FIND A MAN) / REMIX – Hazell Dean – Proto 12”
02. SO MANY MEN SO LITTLE TIME – Miquel Brown – Record Shack 12”
03. DON’T STOP – Sylvester – London 12”
04. GUILTY – Lime – Polydor 12”
05. I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT – Pamela Stanley – US Komander 12”
06. THE NIGHT – Azul y Negro – Spanish Mercury 12”
07. ROCK THE BOAT – Forrest – CBS 12”
08. GOT YOU WHERE I WANT YOU BABE – Stereo Fun Inc – US Moby Dick/Ecstasy 12”
09. MAYBE THIS TIME – Norma Lewis – ERC 12”
10. THE BOYS COME TO TOWN – Earlene Bentley – Record Shack 12”
11. EARTHQUAKE – Flirtations – Siam/Proto 12”
12. LOVE REACTION – Divine – Design Communications 12”
13. Not Listed
14. TAKE A CHANCE ON ME – Waterfront Home – US Bobcat 12”
15. SHOOT YOUR SHOT / JUNGLE JEZEBEL – Divine, ‘O’ 12”
16. CATCH ME (I’M FALLING IN LOVE) – Marsha Raven – Passion 12”
17. MEMORY – Menage – Carrere 12”
18. SHE HAS A WAY – Bobby ‘O’ – US ‘O’ 12”
19. I’M ALIVE – American Fade – Proto 12”
20. ON THE GRID / ANGEL EYES – Lime – Polydor/US Prism LP
21. CAN WE TRY AGAIN – Technique – US Arial 12”
22. GOT TO GET TO YOU – Charade featuring Jessica – Passion 12”
23. THE BEACH / BLUE MONDAY – New Order – Factory 12”
24. FANTASY – Hotline – Italian Il Discotto/Canadian Unidisc 12”
25. FLASHDANCE … WHAT A FEELING – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
26. I AM WHAT I AM – Gloria Gaynor – Chrysalis 12”
27. BAND OF GOLD – Sylvester – London 12”
28. I’M FREE – Celi Bee – US Paris International 12”
29. THESE MEMORIES – Oh Romeo – US Bobcat/Canadian Unidisc 12”
30. (THEY CALL ME THE) QUEEN OF FOOLS – Jessica Williams – Passion 12”
31. IT’S RAINING MEN – Weather Girls – CBS 12”
32. TO SIR WITH LOVE – Vicki Sue Robinson – US Profile 12”
33. BURN IT UP (MR. DJ) – Risque – US Importe/12 Remix/Dutch Polydor 12”
34. AND I’M TELLING YOU I’M NOT GOING – Koffie – Red Rooster 12”
35. IN THE NAME OF LOVE (REMIX) – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
36. LOVE HOW YOU FEEL – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
37. PRIMITIVE DESIRE – Eastbound Expressway – Record Shack 12”
38. EL WATUSI/LA BAMBA (MEDLEY) – Rags & Riches – US Casablanca 12”
39. WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN – Magda Layne – US Megatone 12”
40. HE’S A SAINT HE’S A SINNER / MANPOWER – Miquel Brown – Record Shack LP
41. LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE – Indeep – Sound Of New York 12”
42. SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY – Donna Summer – Mercury 12”
43. WHERE IS MY MAN – Eartha Kitt – Record Shack 12”
44. WEEKEND – Class Action – Jive 12”
45. LOVE IS A STRANGER – Eurythmics – RCA 12”/US Hot Tracks Remix
46. BOOGIE NIGHTS- LaFleur – Proto 12”
47. YOU ARE A DANGER – Gary Low – Savoir Faire 12”
48. DO IT AGAIN/BILLIE JEAN (MEDLEY) – Club House – Island 12”
49. SHAKE IT UP – Divine – Dutch Break/Design Communications 12”
50. SHOT IN THE NIGHT – Paul Parker – US Megatone 12”


UK DISCO CHART-TOPPERS 1983

HEAVY VIBES – Montana Sextet – Virgin (5 wks)
BE MINE TONIGHT – Jammers – Salsoul (1 wk)
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE – Indeep – SONY (4 wks)
BILLIE JEAN – Michael Jackson – Epic (1 wk)
ROCK THE BOAT – Forrest – CBS (1 wk)
YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE – David Joseph – Island (5 wks)
TWIST – Chill Fac-Torr – Philly World (2 wks)
DANCING TIGHT – Galaxy/Phil Fearon – Ensign (1 wk)
LOVE TOWN – Booker Newberry III – Polydor (7 wks)
ALL NIGHT LONG – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy (3 wks)
TELL ME LOVE – Michael Wycoff – RCA (1 wk)
THE CROWN – Gary Byrd – Motown (1 wk)
ROCKIT – Herbie Hancock – CBS (5 wks)
JAM ON REVENGE – Newcleus – Becket (2 wks)
BODY WORK – Hot Streak – Polydor (4 wks)
I WANT YOU (ALL TONIGHT) – Curtis Hairston – RCA (1 wk)
ALL NIGHT LONG (ALL NIGHT) – Lionel Richie – Motown (5 wks)
I’M OUT OF YOUR LIFE – Arnie’s Love – Streetwave (1 wk)
THRILLER – Michael Jackson – Epic (1 wk)
HOLIDAY – Madonna – Sire (1 wk)


UK BOYS TOWN CHART-TOPPERS 1983

IT’S RAINING MEN – Weather Girls – CBS (5 wks)
SHE HAS A WAY – Bobby ‘O’ – US ‘O’ (1 wk)
IT’S RAINING MEN – Weather Girls – CBS (1 wk)
ROCK THE BOAT – Forrest – CBS (2 wks)
FANTASY – Hotline – Il Discotto/Unidisc (1 wk)
ROCK THE BOAT – Forrest – CBS (5 wks)
THE NIGHT – Azul y Negro – Mercury (4 wks)
MAYBE THIS TIME – Norma Lewis – ERC (5 wks)
SO MANY MEN SO LITTLE TIME – Miquel Brown – Record Shack (1 wk)
MEMORY – Menage – Carrere (1 wk)
SO MANY MEN SO LITTLE TIME – Miquel Brown – Record Shack (3 wks)
SEARCHIN’ (I GOTTA FIND A MAN) – Hazell Dean – Proto (5 wks)
GUILTY – Lime – Polydor (3 wks)
GOT TO GET TO YOU – Charade featuring Jessica – Passion (1 wk)
BAND OF GOLD – Sylvester – London (1 wk)
I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT – Pamela Stanley – Komander (2 wks)
LOVE REACTION – Divine – Design Communications (3 wks)
EARTHQUAKE – Flirtations – Siam/Proto (1 wk)
CATCH ME (I’M FALLING IN LOVE) – Marsha Raven – Passion (3 wks)
EARTHQUAKE – Flirtations Siam/Proto (2 wks)
WHERE IS MY MAN – Eartha Kitt – Record Shack (4 wks)


UK NIGHT CLUB CHART-TOPPERS 1983

YOUNG GUNS – Wham – Inner Vision (2 wks)
BUFFALO GALS – Malcolm McLaren – Charisma (4 wks)
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE – Indeep – SONY (1 wk)
BILLIE JEAN – Michael Jackson – Epic (4 wks)
ROCK THE BOAT – Forrest – CBS (2 wks)
YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE – David Joseph – Island (1 wk)
LET’S DANCE – David Bowie – EMI America (3 wks)
BEAT IT – Michael Jackson – Epic (3 wks)
DANCING TIGHT – Galaxy/Phil Fearon – Ensign (1 wk)
LOVE TOWN – Booker Newberry III – Polydor (5 wks)
FLASHDANCE – Irene Cara – Casablanca (2 wks)
I.O.U. – Freeez – Beggars Banquet (1 wk)
ALL NIGHT LONG – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy (1 wk)
I.O.U. – Freeez – Beggars Banquet (1 wk)
THE CROWN – Gary Byrd – Motown (2 wks)
ROCKIT – Herbie Hancock – CBS (3 wks)
WHAT I GOT IS WHAT YOU NEED – Unique – Prelude (3 wks)
GO DEH YAKA – Monyaka – Polydor (2 wks)
HEY YOU – The Rock Steady Crew – Charisma (1 wk)
ALL NIGHT LONG (ALL NIGHT) – Lionel Richie – Motown (1 wk)

Chart discontinued 12 November 1983

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