January 21, 1984: Rick James And Friend, World Premiere, Manhattan Transfer, Damaris, Girls Can’t Help It


Ian Anthony Stephens confirms he produced ‘Evergreen’ by Hazell Dean in September purely as a promo for Proto, who rejected it, so Passion then asked him to cut a budget version for them by Fantasia, after the release of which Proto then tidied up and rushed Hazell without consulting Stephens (whose next project is Paul Parker) . . . Tricky Dicky Scanes (London’s Dicks Inn) says “I can’t bring myself to chart either version of the insipid ‘Evergreen’ until demand makes me – so far the punters aren’t bothered” (it hit number one Boys Town without him!) . . . Hazell Dean meanwhile will be singing her own co-penned “Stay In My Life” for A Song For Europe . . . Earls Court Copacabana DJ Chris Lucas is chuffed to have co-mixed Mimi ‘The Man’s So Real’ (due on Challenge next month), his first venture into the studio . . . Gary Allan at Liverpool’s Concert Street has had so many requests for the video of local lads Frankie Goes To Hollywood that he’s now after any other Hi-NRG/Alternative promo videos which companies can send him . . . Disco Dave Singleton (Newton-Le-Willows 6018) is after DJs to act as agents to get his video juke boxes installed in venues from Ipswich to Carlisle and Southport to Hull, on £100 commission per machine . . . Steve Jason moans he’s not on major mailing lists yet nobody in Peterborough plays to more people 18-25 than him (he says): his gigs include the Gordon Arms (Sun), The Gables (Mon/Fri), and just started on Tuesdays with Paul Douglas at La Scala where there are excellent PA/video facilities (Total Contrast visited this week) . . . Frank Samms has finished working mobile to be full time at Egham’s The Victoria in Albert’s Music Room, which he himself equipped with a DJ booth and customised sound system . . . Nick Ratcliffe’s Thursdays at Portsmouth Ritzy are packed – maybe it’s because punters pay a penny at the door and get a pound voucher to spend at the bar – but Saturdays are even fuller, and they’re surprisingly “into” the music too, sez Nick . . . Pete Richards shares Thursday ladies’ night with Terry Winters at Greenford Barbarella’s, soloing Saturday and Sunday, the latter pub prices jazz/soul oldies night (so how about some charts?) . . . Froggy rejoins Ian Reading at Southend Zero 6 this Friday (20), when Carroll Thompson PAs with Steve ‘Dover’ Day and Sheerness Woody’s, and Fred Dove graciously permits Dartford Flicks to show his WEA videos . . . Sheffield body-pop/break dancers Smac 19 strut their stuff for George Power at Peckham Kisses on Sunday (22) . . . Julian Palmer at Lewisham’s Paradise Garage plays an interesting range of current funk, Northern Soul, Hi-NRG and old jazz, while Aaron Lewison-White at Brooksie’s (formerly Martines) near Chichester joins the trend of adding Hi-NRG to recent pop-soul . . . Colin Gibson at the basically funk ‘n soul orientated Stripes in Tamworth is nevertheless raving about how useful some pop-electro tracks by Sparks can be, citing several cuts from their ‘Terminal Jive’, ‘Whomp That Sucker’ and ‘In Outer Space’ LPs, which work so well the club’s even had a special Sparks night recently (well, it makes a change from Roxy/Bowie!) . . . Nige Kerr & Dave Nash of the on-base disco at RAF Machrihanish (near the Mull on Kintyre) welcome the locals to honorary membership (apply in writing) and are now slipping lots of funk into the pop . . . Lee Taylor sits in for the rest of this month at London Piccadilly’s Tokyo Joe’s but is still after permanent gigs on 01-385 4345-6 (days) . . . M.A. Bird, calling himself Tony StMichael, but with the daytime contact name of Mr. P Thorogood on 01-609 3851, wants Boys Town gigs or guest spots specifically in East Anglia, the North, East London or Scotland – talk about a split personality! . . . Status IV is of course only 113bpm . . . Trans-Lux may work best minus the annoying early pause if started at the ‘Rockit’ bit, while Man Parrish ‘Hip Hop Be Bop’ starts synching superbly during ‘White Lines’ so the following ‘Let The Music Play’ vocal runs through it . . . Lionel Richie ‘All Night Long’/World Premiere/Circle City Band/Status IV/West Phillips/Charles Earland/IRT/Break Machine inst/Tara inst/The System ‘Sweat’/Rick James ‘Cold Blooded’/Rockwell/Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ was my hottest mix sequence of last Saturday at Mayfair Gullivers, while a Friday electro-funk set kicked off well with Warp 9/Malcolm X/Pumpkin/K-9 Corp ‘Dog Talk’/Sun . . . Kool & The Gang ‘Joanna’ is now top US Black single and rising fast Pop there too . . . Seattle-printed US soul fanzine Beat Street is quite an interesting read (although it promises increased rock coverage to come), available here at 50p per issue plus 30p postage from Max Rees, 114 High Street, Cherryhinton, Cambridge, Cambs . . . Graham ‘Disco Kid’ Cambridge, still after ABC’s ‘Poison Arrow’ remix, wants DJs to send him an all-time Top 20 chart for him to compile into a Top 500 for comparison with a similar punters’ list already done – he’s at 4 Dane Avenue, Acomb, York YO2 5EX (0904 790686) . . . Michael Jackson, for all his current mega-stardom, couldn’t manage higher than number 51 in Capital Radio’s latest listeners’ Top 500 – and that was with ‘Ben’ (he had another 11 lesser entries, mainly slowies) – while even more staggering was Stevie Wonder’s best effort at 150 with ‘Lately’ (he only managed another 5) . . . RCA sent jocks an Evelyn Champagne King ‘Action’ slip mat (just the one) – to get “behind the groove”? – while Island impressively kitted me out with a giant size David Joseph anorak! . . . DIN DAA DAA!


RICK JAMES AND FRIEND: ‘Ebony Eyes’ (Gordy TMGT 1327)
The “friend” being Smokey Robinson, this tremendously luscious 70/35bpm smoocher deserves to break Rick on radio here at last now it’s on 3-track 12in, flipped by the frantically skittering 129bpm ‘1, 2, 3 (You Her And Me)’ and Temptations-led old 119(start)-120-122bpm ‘Standing On The Top’.

WORLD PREMIERE: ‘Share The Night’ (Epic TA 4133)
Looking like the next disco chart-topper even had it stayed on import and a sure fire pop crossover success now it’s out here, this effects introed sinuously weaving 0-108bpm 12in shuffling chugger builds through stereo drumbeats to throaty butch vocal interaction lightened by some Bee Gees harmony, ‘Galaxy Of Love’ jetstream, and a yowling synth break, all very sneakily exciting (two useful instrumental breakdowns as flip).

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER: ‘Spice Of Life’ (Atlantic A 9728T)
Co-penned by Rod Temperton much as if ‘Off The Wall’ had been arranged by Bob James during his ‘Sign Of The Times’ session, this superb chick-sung catchily slinking 110bpm little tripper has a burst of Stevie Wonder harmonica topping off its compulsive melody and first exploded on New York radio in September, but has had to wait until now for 12in release despite initial success off import LP last year.

DAMARIS: ‘What About My Love?’ (US Columbia 44-04948)
Visualize, if you will, Dionne Warwick as a member of the Jones Girls classily crooning a punchier arrangement of the soul swayer recently sung also by Johnnie Taylor, and there you have this gorgeous 101bpm 12in delight, quality dripping from every note (longer inst flip). Phew!

GIRLS CAN’T HELP IT: ‘Baby Doll’ (Virgin VS656-12)
Foxy UK trio like a sleeker Bananarama meet the Mary Jane Girls on a spoken-sung languidly jiggling catchy now (on UK pressings) 98¼bpm 12in summer tempo jogger produced by The Quick, all very reminiscent of something else and totally ignored when originally out here but finally brought home by this beefier US remix (inst flip). Nagging enough to end up rather big, especially as the girls are keen to do club PAs!

CHARLES EARLAND: ‘(It’s A) Doggie Boogie Baby’ (US Strut ST 445)
Upsetting purists but dynamite hip-hop, this ultra-jittery 113bpm 12in smacker has a trite “baby bubba”-type title line refrain by chicks as well as Charles (what else he contributes to the electro mesh is unclear!), mixing like a bitch with IRT especially and extremely useful in all sorts of combinations – oh, and there’s even some wailing sax towards the end (edit/inst flip).

ROCKWELL: ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’ (US Motown 66949-D)
Take ‘Thriller’ as inspiration (it mixes beautifully out of this), add a ‘Twilight Zone’ intro, ‘Let It Whip’/Rick James-ish beat, Michael Jackson-pitched singer, phoney “British”-accented rapper and Billy Joel’s “oh OH oh” to produce a 124bpm 12in result that’s really quite interesting (inst flip), worth investigation.

MEZZOFORTE: ‘Midnight Sun’ (Steinar STE-1215, via Pinnacle)
Blending brassy funk with more lyrical keyboard passages, this solidly strutting 0-105bpm 12in instrumental could be a bit of a grower the more you hear it and is certainly the best thing from Iceland since ‘Garden Party’ (a live version of which is flip).

THIRD WORLD: ‘Lagos Jump’ (CBS TA 4058)
Belated UK 12in release for a subduedly powerful afro-flavoured 109bpm throbbing chanter which used to work nicely out of ‘All Night Long (All Night)’, but will now have to rebuild on its brief success of last autumn.

ORCHESTRE JAZIRA: ‘Sakabo’ (Beggars Banquet BEG 104T)
Calypso-like jerkily leaping frantic 131-133-132bpm afro highlife produced by Akie Deen of Bunny Mack fame, on 3-track 12in with a smoother alternative mix and the even more specialist slow subdued 105-112bpm ‘Tobibiyay’.

ROCKY CAMPBELL: ‘Buona Sera’ (Sunburn SB-D 43, via Orbitone 01-965 8292)
Rocky’s vocals give general appeal to this jolly jump-up 119bpm 12in soca revival of the Louis Prima party classic, but thanks to Robbie Vincent’s radio plugs it’s the Orbitone All Stars’ longer and more intricate instrumental flip that’s getting most interest. In search of another ‘Hot-Hot-Hot’ I recently raided the vaults at Sunburn to find more soca leapers worth checking, amongst them being the 131-128-126-127-126-125bpm MIGHTY SWALLOW ‘Soca Up The Party’ (SB-D 28), 0-60/120(intro)-128bpm SOCA SYNDICATE ‘A Boy Like You (Version)’ (SB-D 42), 133bpm TYRONE O’FLAHERTY ‘Party Ting’ (SB-D 36), 126½bpm ORBITONE ALL STARS ‘Ride Number One’ (SB-D 41, flip of SPIKING ‘My Music’ 128-126bpm) . . . not to forget all those that have been reviewed in the past.

PAPA FACE & BIONIC RHONA: ‘To The Bump’ (Fashion FAD 7004)
Unearthed on 7in “pre” though now maybe bigger, the toasting sidekicks of David ‘Dangerous’ Rodigan do a dynamite 82bpm sort of reggae medley borrowing bits from Yellowman and others, but started with one of the freakiest ear-bending intros you’re likely to hear (dub flip).

BUNNY WAILER: ‘Electro Rap’ (Solomonic SM 7” 021)
Also unearthed on 7in, this is nothing less than a 107bpm extension of Bunny’s rapping contributions to Marcia Griffiths’ ‘Electro Boogie’, ideal for mixers to play in conjunction with all the different permutations of the original.

CARROLL THOMPSON: ‘Honis I Do’ (Carousel 12 CAR 7, via Spartan)
Self-penned sweetly sung solidly throbbing 77bpm 12in lovers rock already creating interest.

EVAN ROGERS: ‘Secret Love’ (US RCA Victor PW-13720)
Not the Doris Day/Moonglows oldie, a well made nice enough if not desperately inspiring steady mid-tempo 112bpm 12in soul clonker with chicks handling almost more of the wailing melody than Evan (inst/dub flip).

MAJOR HARRIS: ‘I Want Your Love’ (US Pop Art PA-1402)
A major disappointment, this jittery choppy 120bpm 12in jolter has Major’s mellow souling over brassy blasts and a chix-backed trite pop tune which spoils everything, the beefier dub (first track, followed by an edit, on the mis-labelled flip) being quite punchy though.

KADENZA: ‘Livin’ In A Back Street’ (Calibre CABL 120)
Judderingly introed with siren effects, this Central Line-prod/penned 116bpm 12in bassy jolter features Real Thing’s Ray Lake croaking through the confused jumble, or a cleaner ‘Back Street Pressure’ instrumental flip. Too British for my taste.

BRYAN LOREN: ‘Lollipop Luv’ (US Philly World PWR 2015)
Strange lightweight stop/start jerky 120bpm 12in skitterer with yowling synth, probably too disjointed for dancing but getting reaction off radio (inst/edit flip).

DAVID SANBORN: ‘Neither One Of Us’ (Warner Bros W 9430T)
Jim Weatherly’s Gladys Knight oldie given a lushly jolting slow 42/84-0bpm saxing with cooing vocal fills by the ubiquitous Luther V amongst others, on 3-track 12in with the older 114bpm ‘Let’s Just Say Goodbye’ and Montreux-recorded live jazz ‘Love Is Not Enough’.

JULIUS BROWN: ‘Never Too Late’ (US West End WES 22168)
Butch Ingram-produced routine 116-118bpm 12in chunderer with huskily straining vocal or instrumental flip (not Boys Town).

DAZZ BAND: ‘Joystick’ (Motown TMGT 1328).
‘Let It Whip’-type staccato stark fast 128bpm 12in Rick James-ian jolter which, nudge nudge wink wink lyrics apart, is unlikely to mean much here (routine lurching 120bpm ‘Don’t Get Caught In The Middle’ flip).

THE SEQUENCE: ‘Where Are You Tonight’ (US Sugarhill SH-32013)
Surprisingly restrained and reflective chick-sung 80/40bpm 12in chugging rumbler with pleas for the investigating officer to find the guy who stole her heart (edit/inst flip), very New York and an odd choice for release here.

KATIE KISSOON: ‘Penny Lover’ (Jive JIVE T 60)
Lionel Richie’s tender delight, already sensitively reinterpreted by Trevor Walters, now gets steamrollered into a blandly rolling 104bpm mushy MoR swayer borrowing heavy-handedly from Kim Carnes.

EARTH WIND & FIRE: ‘Touch’ (CBS TA 4164)
The only halfway decent track on their current LP, and at halfway that still leaves it far from great, this gentle then lurching 99bpm jiggly plodder is being creatively marketed by the inclusion on 4-track 12in of their old ‘September’/’Boogie Wonderland’/’After The Love Has Gone’.

CONTACT-U: ‘Break It Up’ (Challenge TALL 7, via Blackmarketing 01-609 7017)
Cheap and cheerless 121bpm 12in electro jerker, sadly uninspired and insubstantial (alternative ‘Breaking Point’ flip). Beef it up, guys!

SADAO WATANABE: ‘Westside Drive’ (LP ‘Fill Up The Night’ German WEA 25-0161-1)
Laid back mellow jazz set not really for dancing, although this gently 104⅓bpm sax jogger had some play a while back.


EARLENE BENTLEY: ‘I’m Living My Own Life’ (Record Shack SOHOT 14)
Ian Levine-produced vigorously pounding 129bpm 12in galloper with a gurgling and roaring high spirited vocal and plenty of dynamics as it races along (inst flip), all very jaunty and certainly high energy!

SHARON REDD: ‘You’re A Winner’ (Prelude TA 4127)
I think mistakenly, the earlier mooted 12in coupling has been scrapped in favour of this percussively rattling 120bpm galloper (very insubstantial, all unsubtle rhythm and unsoulful stridency, reflected in its better acceptance by Boys Town dancers) flipped with the rather stark (0-)114pm ‘Activate’.

TWO SISTERS: ‘Destiny (Club Mix)’ (US Sugarscoop SS-427)
The hip-hop girls go gay for a fast 0-130bpm 12in juddering skitterer with subdued witless lyrics and rattling percussion (edit/’Desti-Dub’ flip), previewed last October on Disconet LP.

DENIECE WILLIAMS: ‘Heaven In Your Eyes’ (US Columbia 44-04946)
George Duke-produced lightweight comes-and-goes 132bpm 12in skipping strutter with rock guitar finale, not surprisingly playlisted at Charing X’s Heaven some months ago when on LP.

LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY: ‘Love Sensation’ (Salsoul SALT 105)
Loleatta’s overwrought gospel hollering anticipated Jennifer Holliday, but despite a Shep Pettibone remix this slow-starting Dan Hartman-prod/penned 116½-116-0bpm highly charged chugger meant as little here on recent import as it did in 1980, although it’s not on 3-track 12in with its instrumental and the even older un-remixed rambling Montana-type c108bpm ‘Hit And Run’.

Pete Haigh has been inspired by the success of a recent gig playing ‘60s R&B/Northern Soul/old Blackpool Mecca sounds for the Blackpool Scooter Club to launch a monthly “History Of The Mecca” night, reviving the sort of stuff featured during the famous soul venue’s ten year life 1969-1979. The original Mecca building being closed, the first of these last-Friday-in-the-month nights kicks off next Friday 27th at Blackpool’s Baskervilles in the shopping centre by Blackpool Tower, Pete’s co-jock being Richard Searling and the sounds promised including this playlist:

Turn The Beat Around – Vicky Sue Robinson – RCA 12in
Too Darn Soulful – Morris Chestnut – US Amy 7in
Devil Made Me Do It – Natural 4 – US Chess 7in
House For Sale – Millie Jackson – Spring 7in
Ca-The-Drals – DC LaRue – US Pyramid 12in
Mainstring – Oscar Perry – US Peri-Tone 7in
I’ve Got The Need – Moments – All Platinum LP
I Love Music – O’Jays – Philadelphia Int 12in
There Are Roses… – Bobby Taylor – US Sunflower 7in
Crazy Baby – Coasters – US Atco 7in
That’s When The Tears Start – Blossoms – US Reprise 7in
Ladies’ Choice – Bobby Franklin – US Fee 7in
Ten Miles High – David & The Giants – Capitol 7in
Today’s Man – Mark Putney – US Atlantic 7in
Shadow Of A Memory – Minnie Jones – US Sugar 7in
You Can’t Hide… – Teddy Pendergrass – Philadelphia Int LP
Captain Of My Ship – Seventh Wonder – Grapevine 7in
Ghost In My House – R. Dean Taylor – Motown 7in
It Really Hurts Me Girl – Carstairs – US Redcoach 7in
Center City – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 7in
California Montage – Young-Holt Unlimited – US Brunswick 7in

No breakers this week.


Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (f/r for fade/resonant end):

The Police 58⅔/117⅓-124-0-124f, China Crisis 125f, Whitesnake 0-129-130-0r, Rick Springfield 0-132½ f, Meat Loaf (0-)132f, Cyndi Lauper 120f (great – can I have a 12in please?!), Madonna 115f, Musical Youth 69f, Fiction Factory 115-117f, Mike Oldfield 133f, Elbow Bones 109f, Talk Talk 127f, Billy Griffin 113f.

DISCO TOP 85 – JANUARY 21, 1984

Rated by the country’s top DJ’s as the most up-front disco chart in the UK, compiled on Monday, on the street on Wednesday

01 01 Holiday – Madonna – Sire 12”
02 03 Another Man / Rap – Barbara Mason – Streetwave 12”
03 04 Share The Night – World Premiere – US Easy Street 12”
04 05 Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) – Hashim – Streetwave 12”
05 02 The Sound Of Music – Dayton – Capitol 12”
06 09 Magic – Circle City Band – US Circle City Records 12”
07 06 Thriller – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
08 11 Serious – Billy Griffin – CBS 12”
09 07 On The Upside – Xena – Streetwave 12”
10 08 Crazy Cuts – Grandmixer D.ST. – Island 12”
11 18 Cuttin’ Herbie / Rock The House – The B Boys – Streetwave 12”
12 24 (I’m Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face – West Phillips – Canadian Quality 12”
13 15 Lovin’ You – Status IV – US Radar 12”
14 13 I Wanted Your Love / For The Sweetness Of Your Love – Luther Vandross – US Epic LP
15 17 Straight Ahead – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
16 19 You Ain’t Got No Money – Jaime Lynn – US Salsoul 12”
17 — Don’t Knock It (Until You Try It) / Private Party (Remixes) – Bobby Nunn – Motown 12”
18 16 Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Warner Bros 12”
19 10 Let The Music Play (Dub) / (Vocal) – Shannon – Club 12”
20 14 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown LP remix
21 22 Just Can’t Get Enough – Lew Kirton – Epic 12”
22 20 Out Of Sight – Lefturno – US Ascot 12”
23 26 So Different – Kinky Foxx – Sound Of New York 12”
24 28 Bigger Than Life / Love Wars – Lamont Dozier – Demon LP
25 27 Watch The Closing Doors / Dub – I.R.T. – US RCA 12”
26 47 Running With The Night (Remix) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
27 42 Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt – Record Shack 12”
28 55 Give Me The Night (Medley) – Mirage – Passion 12”
29 33 Big Apple Noise – Trans-Lux – US Master Mix 12”
30 21 Let’s Stay Together – Tina Turner – Capitol 12”
31 — Spice Of Life – Manhattan Transfer – Atlantic 12”
32 25 I Wanna Be With You – Armenta – Savoir Faire 12”
33 34 This Love Is For Real – Ron Banks – US CBS Associated Records LP
34 31 I’m Out Of Your Life – Arnie’s Love – Streetwave 12”
35 — Doggie Boogie Baby – Charles Earland – US Strut 12”
36 41 Bad Times – Captain Rapp – US Saturn/Becket 12”
37 39 Wish You Were Here – First Light – London/Oval 12”
38 — Straight From The Heart (Remix) – Fat Larry’s Band – Virgin 12”
39 29 Joys Of Life – David Joseph – Island LP
40 48 No Sell Out – Malcolm X / Keith LeBlanc – US Tommy Boy 12”
41 — What About Love – Damaris – US Columbia 12”
42 35 White Lines – Grandmaster & Melle Mel – Sugarhill 12”
43 61 Inside Love (So Personal) (Vocal) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
44 64 All Night Long (All Night) (Instrumental) – Lionel Richie – US Motown 12”
45 45 It’s Really Love / Got To Have Your Love / Never Say Never / Love Me Right – Melba Moore – Capitol LP
46 38 A Night In New York – Elbow Bones & The Racketeers – EMI America 12”
47 — Fresh Flesh / Instrumental – Tara – US Unlimited Gold 12”
48 30 Baby Doll (Remix) – Girls Can’t Help It – Virgin 12”
49 57 Beat Wave / Dub – Warp 9 – US Prism 12”
50 12 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
51 — Action – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
52 36 Activate / Sweet Sensation / You’re A Winner – Sharon Redd – Prelude LP
53 — Ebony Eyes – Rick James & Friend – Gordy 12”
54 62 Dance, Let’s Shake It Tonight – Sun – US Air City Records 12”
55 40 Be With You Tonight / Ourselves – Total Contrast – Total Contrast Records 12”
56 32 Fo-Fi-Fo / Tell Me A Bedtime Story / The Shadow Of Your Smile – Pieces Of A Dream – German Elektra LP
57 — In The Night / I Need You – Richard Jon Smith – Jive 12”
58 85 Out To Get You – Fascination – Banana 12”
59 78 All Of My Lovin’ – Jimmy Williams – US Salsoul 12”
60 23 Love Will Find A Way / Penny Lover – Lionel Richie – Motown LP
61 52 Radio Activity Syndrome / Radio Activity Rapp – Arcade Gang / MC Fosty & Lovin’ C – US Rappers Rapp Disco Co 12”
62 — I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor – Chrysalis 12”
63 — Joys Of Life (Remix) – David Joseph – Island 12” promo
64 43 (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine – Instant Funk – US Salsoul 12”
65 53 Love Wars / Baby I’m Scared Of You / T.K.O. – Womack & Womack – German Elektra LP
66 — King Of The Beat – Pumpkin – US Profile 12”
67 66 How Can I Love Again – O.C. Miller – Orbitone 12”
68 49 Electric Boogie (Remix) / (Long Version) / Dub 3 – Marcia Griffiths – Island 12”
69 65 Hot, Hot, Hot – Arrow – AIR 12”
70 — Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell – US Motown 12”
71 69 B-Boys Beware / B-Boys B-Dubbed – Two Sisters – US Sugarscoop 12”
72 58 Scratch Break (Glove Style) – Motor City Crew – Motown 12”
73 79 Love Is Still Waiting – Al Jarreau – WEA 12”
74 67 Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz) – George Kranz – Fourth & Broadway 12”
75 — Secret Love – Evan Rogers – US RCA Victor 12”
76 — I Want Your Love / Dub – Major Harris – US Pop Art 12”
77 71 Copy Cat – P.Funk All-Stars – US Uncle Jam LP
78 44 Give Me Your Love (Remix) – Active Force – US A&M 12”
79 — I’ll Let You Slide – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
80 72 Encore – Cheryl Lynn – CBS LP/US Columbia 12”
81 — Still I’ll Rise – Whatnauts – US Pic Hit 12”
82 — Never Too Late / Instrumental – Julius Brown – US West End LP
83 54 My Guy – Mary Wells – US Allegiance 12”
84 84 Brighten Up Your Night – Ebony Brothers – RCA 12”
85 77 You Are Beautiful / Believer / You Got Some Love For Me – Chic – US Atlantic LP


01 02 Evergreen / Jealous Love – Hazell Dean – Proto 12” promo
02 03 He’s A Saint He’s A Sinner / Manpower – Miquel Brown – Record Shack LP
03 08 You’re A Winner – Sharon Redd – Prelude LP
04 13 Relax (US Remix) / (Sex Mix) / 7” edit – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – US Island/ZTT 12”
05 01 Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt – Record Shack 12”
06 06 It’s Too Late – Simone – KRP 12”
07 15 Didn’t Say A Word (Megamix) – Shirley Lewis – Electricity 12”
08 07 Rocket To Your Heart (Remix) / Zarah / Reach Out & I’ll Be There – Lisa / Nina Hagen / Dynamic 7 – US Hot Tracks LP
09 04 I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor – Chrysalis 12”
10 11 Sweet Temptation – Gem – US Street King 12”
11 05 Love On The Rocks (Remix) – Lama – US Disconet LP
12 10 Skiing In The Snow – Laura Pallas & The Reputations – Record Shack 12”
13 14 I’m The One / Save Yourself For Me / I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten / Queen Of Fools – Charade / Dee Dee Martin / Simon Orchestra / Jessica Williams – Passion LP/12” twin-pack
14 23 Going Through The Motions – Danny Lugo & Destination – US C&M 12”
15 25 Reputation – Bobby “O” – Dutch BMC LP
16 — La Cage Aux Folles – Le Jeté – Dance/Pinnacle 12”
17 19 Holiday – Madonna – Sire 12”
18 16 Where Are You Now – Cerrone – Record Shack 12”
19 22 How About It – M.D.M.C. – Dutch High Fashion 12”
20 12 Let The Music Play / Dub – Shannon – Club 12”
21 28 It’s So Right / Pressure – Gillian Lane – Dutch Rams Horn LP
22 27 Evergreen / Instrumental – Fantasia – Passion 12”
23 — Everlasting Love – Vicki Sue Robinson – US Profile 12”
24 20 Trouble In Paradise / Too Late – Sylvester – US Megatone 12”
25 — Doctor Love (Mega Dub Remix) – First Choice – US Salsoul 12”
26 24 On The Grid (Remix) – Lime – US Prism 12”
27 — Life Is The Reason – “Norma” – ERC 12”
28 29 You Can Dance – Motion – Canadian DBA 12”
29 — Sound Of My Heart – Sleeping Lions – CBS 12”
30= — Get Ready – X-Ray Connection – Dutch Break 12”
30= — I’m Living My Own Life – Earlene Bentley – Record Shack 12”

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