April 6, 1985: Alexander O’Neal, Steve Arrington, David Simmons, Pennye Ford, Aurra

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

CURTIS HAIRSTON will be here on London and Lillo Thomas is due too, while T. C. Curtis was picked up by Sire Stateside . . . US import prices are likely to be down again this week as the dollar dives . . . George Duke’s import LP is a big disappointment — and its best track, the Lionel-ish lightly Latin lilting 114½bpm wriggler ‘La La‘, will be added to his UK 12in flip anyway . . . Donald Byrd will be based in Britain for much of the time from this summer . . . Lifesighs ‘All In One Night’ turns out to be on Pressure (SURE 1) via EMI . . . John Savill of Bacchus International at 64/66 Glentham Road, London SW13 9JJ (01-741 7241) is after visual, entertaining, dancing DJs who can feel their audience’s mood and work complex lighting, for residencies around Europe, the Far and Middle East, Australia, Canada (they’re kosher) . . . Debbie Gopie is building a DJ mailing list at the new Impulse Promotion Company, 10-12 Chaplin Road, London NW2 (01-459 8866) . . . Hi-NRG diva Laura Pallas has left Record Shack to shop for a new label with room for her big talent: contact Nagasaki Management on 01-928 4274 . . . Peter Stringfellow DJs (with his old applause effects records?) this Wednesday just gone for all but Central London readers at The Hippodrome’s recreation of his original Sheffield King Mojo club, complete with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds and Edwin Starr (now indeed signed to his label) . . . Danny Daniels starts funking Thur/Fri/Sat at Balham Digits this week . . . Euston’s Shaw Theatre kicks off ten days of hip hop happenings next Tuesday (9) with Mastermind Roadshow and London All-Star Breakers running workshops to teach scratch mixing and breakdance/bodypopping (details 01-388 0031), more major excitements to follow . . . Tom Silverman in our DC limo played Double Dee & Steinski’s latest ‘Lesson Three‘ mindblowing mastermix medley, now sent me on cassette ahead of its inclusion on Tommy Boy’s future “history of hip hop” album: using such as Herman Kelly ‘Dance To The Drummer’s Beat’ and the inevitable Incredible Bongo Band ‘Apache’ it synchs in such blasts as ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’, and Lauren Bacall’s immortal “whistle” line cuts straight from “you just put your lips together and . . .” into the Fat Boys bullfrog-ish Human Beat Box! . . . Washington was quite good fun (except perhaps for poor Tony Blackburn, who spent much of his 36 hour visit waiting for Max Kidd or the cars to appear, something we others overcame later!), all of us getting on very well, and doing some serious eating at the local stuff yourself silly Beefsteak Charlie’s — my highlights were B.B. King, the Soul Searchers, and the spring weather, my bummer being rammed by some bozo while driving home once back in London . . . The Regent hotel wasn’t far from Rock Creek Park where it’s easy to imagine lovers doin’ it in the dark! . . . B.B. King’s Washington cocktail party was mainly for radio people, including Baltimore’s top black jock Randy Dennis — yup, we had a good laugh, and when we told him he joined in too! . . . London radio actually plays more go go than Washington, and it seems every club here with a Little Benny, two Chuck Brown and a Kurtis Blow record is advertising a go go night . . . John Mayoh (Bolton) points out that the Happy Feet dance merely looks like the old pre-“rowing” line dance done originally to ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’, you know, left four steps, kick, right four steps, kick with a bob down in the middle . . . Madonna ‘Material Girl’ topped US Dance/Disco — well it would, wouldn’t it? . . . Yello is rightly storming the US Dance and 12in charts, and deserves more than just Hi-NRG support here . . . Barbara Pennington and Alison Moyet are suddenly hot names in mafia soul circles . . . Channel 4’s UK edition of Soul Train starts next Friday (12) at 6.20pm, the first show seemingly with Cashmere, Loose Ends, Jenny Burton, Mary Jane Girls, Millie Jackson, and clips from the US series seem likely . . . Prince’s televised concert revealed more than anything that he really is the new Little Richard, in that it was straight rock ‘n’ roll! . . . ITV’s Portrait Of A Legend last week on Aretha Franklin for once really did come up with some great archive video material, especially from her pre-Atlantic mid-’60s (in monochrome) . . . Maze’s ‘Back In Stride’ video may have been a bit short but brightened up Monday’s TV-am! . . . John Sachs phoned in using an ultra-posh accent on Tony Blackburn’s April Fools Day “sexline” eventually coming clean (although recognisable before that), confessing he listened to Tone rather than Kid Jensen on his own station Capital! . . . IBA research figures from January suggest that at the weekend Solar FM “is a serious threat” to Capital Radio . . . Segue Steve Goddard has returned, on Solar’s Saturday dawn shift . . . Whitney Houston appears to have been promoted here on 4-track 12in, by the looks of things lacking the LP’s best tracks . . . RECORD MIRROR don’t forget has moved to Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1 7QZ, the address for all charts . . . DO EASTER BUNNIES HIP HOP?


CREATIVE MARKETING goes mad this week! LOOSE ENDS ‘Hangin’ On A String’ (Virgin VS 748-14) is now also in a limited 102½bpm ‘Mastermind Megamix‘ including bits of dialogue cut in and echoing repetition. THIRD WORLD ‘Now That We’ve Found Love’ (Island 12ISX 219) has had an acappella 121-122-121bpm remix by Neill King based on the original (rather than a remake) with the instrumental tracks brought up more — both these flipped by their current A-sides — RICHARD JON SMITH ‘The ABC of Kissing’ (Jive JIVE T 85) is already in a more brittle less busy 118½bpm ‘Lipstick Mix‘ with a sparser break, while belatedly NEW EDITION ‘Mr Telephone Man’ (MCA MCAT 938) is finally in its originally (mis-)labelled excellent 94bpm Extended Version with long dialogue intro, phone effects and a great vocal break. DeBARGE ‘Rhythm Of The Night’ (Gordy TMGT 1376) turns out on commercial 12in not to be the promoted mix but instead a 115¾bpm UK concoction re-edited from the 7in and thus stronger in impact but lacking the promo’s good break (producer Richard Perry has evidently prevented release of any other remix). Finally, marketing in a way although not commercially available, Fred Dove & Simon Capes have mixed a ‘WEA Club Promotion Only‘ sampler LP of disco soul one side and rock pop the other (the rock mix really rather accomplished, actually).


HOT VINYL

ALEXANDER O’NEAL: ‘What’s Missing’ (LP ‘Alexander O’Neal’ US Tabu FZ 39331)
A superb set prod/penned by his fellow The Time alumni Jimmy Jam Harris, Terry Lewis & Monte Moir, the soulful crooner gets gritty on this 111bpm swaying strutter and the Cherrelle joined Prince-ish marathon 115¾bpm ‘Medley: Innocent/Alex 9000/Innocent II‘, but is really caressing on the gently pulsing (0-)100½bpm ‘A Broken Heart Can Mend‘, chatter finished 100½bpm ‘You Were Meant To Be My Lady (Not My Girl)‘, tablas faded 81bpm ‘If You Were Here Tonight‘, 80bpm ‘Do You Wanna Like I Do‘, 78¼bpm ‘Look At Us Now‘, the latter three almost making a suite. The 7in of ‘Innocent‘ (ZS4 04718) also has the oddly un-included ‘Are You The One‘, a jolting 115-0bpm intensity builder that’s meatier but with a Prince-ified similar backbeat to ‘Settle Down’ (as Pete Tong keeps pointing out!).

STEVE ARRINGTON: ‘Dancin’ In The Key Of Life’ LP (Atlantic 781245-1)
Not actually that strong as a set, the scorching joyous 115½bpm title track wriggling rattler is dynamite though and follows on perfectly after the hit (0-)113½-0bpm ‘Feel So Real‘. Otherwise the slightly Smokey-ish ticking 112¼bpm ‘She Just Don’t Know‘ stands out from the Stevie-ish 113¼bpm ‘Brown Baby Boy‘, Prince-ish (0-)120¼bpm ‘Gasoline‘, (0-)95¼bpm ‘Willie Mae‘, (0-)111½bpm ‘Turn Up The Love‘, 113½bpm ‘Stand With Me‘. But, boy, that title track!

DAVID SIMMONS: ‘Love Tonight’ (Atlantic A 9585T)
Finally out here, a knee trembling scorching sultry 89bpm smoocher sung in thoroughly masculine style something like Dennis Edwards doing Marvin Gaye with a husky romantic rap near the end (edit and two insts flip). Wow!

PENNYE FORD: ‘Dangerous’ (US Total Experience TED1-2614)
Freakily started and viciously snapping 0-112½bpm remix of her now electro emphasized powerful jittery thudder, flipped (irritatingly for those who bought it but a big bonus for those who didn’t) by the recent excellent 119¼bpm “Remix #1” of ‘Change Your Wicked Ways’.

AURRA: ‘Like I Like It’ (US Next Plateau NP 50029)
Buoyantly tripping chick-led group harmony backed acappella-106½bpm catchy sinuously tumbling creamy pusher full of life (edit/inst flip), due here soon on 10 Records.

SKIPWORTH & TURNER: ‘Thinking About Your Love’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 23)
Signed from New York direct to the UK label, a very sneaky weaving 106½bpm jittery intense ‘n’ dense driver — a real specialist soul-grabbing grower but hopefully with Loose Ends-like appeal too — produced by Patrick Adams & Rodney Skipworth, whose singing partner is Phil Turner (edit/inst flip). More powerful the more you hear it.

SPANK: ‘Ohh Baby’ (Champion CHAMP 12-1)
The guitar-plinked excellent soulful tension building chunkily swaying 97-98½-97-98½-99½bpm repetitive harmony chanter has been stretched on UK-only 12in (inst/LP version flip), now likely to explode in soul circles.

READY FOR THE WORLD: ‘Tonight’ (US MCA MCA-23527)
Back in the December 1st issue I wrote: Toe-curling tortuously tempoed 37/74-0bpm crawler worried to death by an impassioned nasal young man crying “oh-oh-oh-oh” in his sweet agony . . . since which that erotic groaning, a real mind messer, has made it a massive US soul smash to zero import response here (in fact the pirates failure to play it is my main bone of contention with them). Now maybe things will change?

B.B. KING: ‘Into The Night’ (MCA MCAT 947)
Riley the Blues Boy roars and sears through a great purposefully thudding 104bpm chugger which his guitar Lucille slices like a knife, flipped by the Joe Sample/Will Jennings-penned bluesier 95bpm ‘Midnight Believer‘ (and some frantic movie music). Gut bucket!

THE WHISPERS: ‘Some Kinda Lover’ (Solar MCAT 951)
Cheerfully clomping typical catchy 116bpm “Solar” lurcher, good quality disco, but flipped by the sublime deeply soulful 72bpm ‘Never Too Late‘ (with great piano) which’ll be the one you treasure.

USA for AFRICA: ‘We Are The World’ (CBS USAID 1)
You’ve seen the video, read the blurb, now (if your record shop will stock it!) buy the 12in — a drearily starting but then ever-so-heartfelt all star 0-36-72¼bpm retread of ‘All You Need Is Love’.

DIANA ROSS: ‘Missing You’ (Capitol CL 348)
Lionel Richie-penned initially dead slow 0-43½-86½bpm tribute to Marvin Gaye, on 7in for ages but building most reaction from its nostalgic video, and an underestimated burner once it finally gets going.

NAIMA: ‘You Never Ever Had A Love Like Mine’ (10 Records TEN 42-12)
Kleeer’s sometime backing lady solos tremulously on a tapping and tinkling started ponderously rolling deliberate 97bpm hot tempo jogger in Jimmy Jam/Loose Ends/Change style, though with more in-fill between beats (inst flip), maybe an acquired taste.


Hi-NRG RELEASES

EVELYN THOMAS: ‘Sorry, Wrong Number’ (Record Shack SOHOT 41)
Ian Levine now revives the ‘Let’s Go’ clap beat as intro to a good simple 138bpm Northern Soul pounder, right back where we started from, flipped by the rare full length 131bpm UK mix of her French LP’s ‘Second Best‘. Due commercially April 22.

ANGIE GOLD: ‘Eat You Up’ (Passion PASH 1243)
Powerful melodic 130bpm Hi-NRG bounder with an interestingly developed rhythm track (including a noise like wild turkeys gobbling!).

THE VILLAGE PEOPLE: ‘New York City’ (Record Shack SOHOT 39)
Rapidly and rightly eclipsing their last one, a datedly soulful vigorous 122 2/3-122 1/3bpm bouncy jitterer, harking back to their old style.

LISA: ‘Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart’ (Fantasia FTAX 102)
Supremes oldie adapted into an unhurriedly chugging classy 127½bpm “vocal suite” by Ian Anthony Stephens & Paul Parker: the same song has also been treated as a more routine (now remixed) 130bpm rattler by CIJAY (Ecstasy XTCT 13).

MODERN TALKING: ‘You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul’ (Magnet MAGT 277)
Coolly chugging spacious 121½-121¾bpm German chart-topping Euro throbber, briefly big on import (ignore the sleeve’s printed “125-130bpm”!).

BONNIE POINTER: ‘The Beast In Me’ (Epic TA 6082)
Breathily surging 125bpm Hi-NRG chugger with rock guitar, from the ‘Heavenly Bodies’ movie which evidently matches music to exercise routines.

SHARPE & NILES: ‘Famous People’ (Polydor POSPX 735)
Bland rattling 121½bpm strider with disco vocal by Tessa Niles.

APRIL: ‘Boys Come And Go’ (Record Shack SOHOT 40)
. . . whereas girls just wanna have fun (at 125bpm). Due commercially April 15.

GLORIA GAYNOR: ‘My Love Is Music’ (Carrere CART 357)
Routine wriggling (0-)127bpm Hi-NRG canterer built on its repeated title.

DEE DEE: ‘Cheated By A Painted Love’ (Passion PASH 1242)
Synth pulsed 131bpm chick-sung churner evidently on promo 12in only, actually as flip to an edited ‘The Electricity Medley’ extract from the continuously mixed various artists LP ‘Non Stop Electricity’ (Passion NOSTO 2): the same girl’s more mundane galloping 138bpm ‘Night After Night’ similarly flips a commercially released PASSION ALL STARS: ‘The Passion Medley‘ (PASH 1240) excerpt from the older ‘Non Stop Passion’ LP.

TELEX: ‘L’Amour Toujours’ (WEA X 9175T)
Refreshingly old fashioned Kraftwerk-ish 132bpm electro bubbler, worth checking.

ALICIA MYERS: ‘Appreciation (US Remix)’ (MCA MCAT 933)
Belated UK release for her moderately jaunty see-sawing (0-)124½bpm backbeat bonker.

OTTOWAN: ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ (Carrere CART 356)
Handy catalogue reissue of the 122¾bpm Wally Disco classic back-to-back with the 126bpm ‘Hands Up’ ditto — a pity though they aren’t the more bearable French-sung versions.

ENGLISH EVENINGS: ‘Tear You Down (Disconet Remix)’ (Safari SAFE LM 65)
Rattling marathon 130¾-131-130½bpm US remix of the noisy ‘Two Tribes’ rip-off.

KRUKUTZ: ‘Love Insurance’ (Ecstasy XTCT 11)
Uninspired guys-sung galloping 139½bpm UK cover of Sharon Redd’s Front Page classic, now remixed.

SHEER HEAVEN: ‘Touch — I Am Rhythm’ (EMI 12TAKE 3)
Feeble 0-131¾bpm attempt at a British answer to the Weather Girls.


DISCO TOP 85 – April 6, 1985

01 01 HANGING ON A STRING (CONTEMPLATING) Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
02 05 FEEL SO REAL, Steve Arrington, US Atlantic 12in
03 06 LET’S GO TOGETHER, Change, Cooltempo 12in
04 03 SPEND THE NIGHT, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
05 02 BAD HABITS/LET’S GET BACK TO LOVE, Jenny Burton, Atlantic 12in
06 04 GIRLS ON MY MIND, Fatback, US Cotillion 12in
07 08 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE, David Grant & Jaki Graham, Chrysalis 12in
08 10 LOVER UNDERCOVER/SO DELICIOUS/LET’S PLAY TONIGHT/START IT UP/SHE’S A GO-GETTER, Fatback, Cotillion LP
09 14 WE NEED LOVE, Cashmere, Fourth & Broadway 12in
10 07 BACK IN STRIDE, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol 12in
11 15 CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON, RAH Band, RCA 12in
12 09 PARTY TIME (THE GO-GO EDITION), Kurtis Blow, Club 12in
13 17 I WANT YOUR LOVIN’, Curtis Hairston, US Pretty Pearl 12in
14 28 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, DeBarge, Motown 12in
15 11 YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, T.C. Curtis, Virgin 12in
16 19 IN MY HOUSE, Mary Jane Girls, Motown 12in
17 12 TOO MANY GAMES/CAN’T STOP THE LOVE/I WANT TO FEEL I’M WANTED/MAGIC/REACHING DOWN INSIDE, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol LP
18 24 MOVE CLOSER (NEW MIX), Phyllis Nelson, Carrere 12in
19 27 THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE/MY SENSITIVITY (GETS IN THE WAY)/IT’S OVER NOW/IF ONLY FOR ONE NIGHT/CREEPIN’/OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, Luther Vandross, US Epic LP
20 37 GROOVIN’, War, Bluebird/10 12in
21 52 FAN THE FLAME, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
22 16 CURIOUS, Midnight Star, Solar 12in
23 31 WHAT’S MISSING/A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND/YOU WERE MEANT TO BE MY LADY (NOT MY GIRL)/IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT/INNOCENT (MEDLEY), Alexander O’Neal, US Tabu LP
24 — DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE/SHE JUST DON’T KNOW, Steve Arrington, Atlantic LP
25 35 MYSTERIOUS (REMIX), Twilight 22, WEA 12in
26 26 NOW THAT WE’VE FOUND LOVE (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIXES), Third World, Island 12in
27 21 SETTLE DOWN (REMIX), Lillo Thomas, US Capitol 12in
28 22 THEME FROM ‘SHAFT’, Eddy and the Soulband, Club 12in
29 13 WHO COMES TO BOOGIE, Little Benny, Bluebird/10 12in
30 40 LOVE TONIGHT, David Simmons, US Atlantic 12in
31 18 I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER/CAUGHT IN THE ACT/YOU FINALLY FOUND THE ONE/WORK FOR LOVE/GOODBYES DON’T LAST FOREVER, Rockie Robbins, US MCA LP
32 25 I’M SO HAPPY, Julia & Co, London 12in
33 51 LOVE ME RIGHT NOW, Rose Royce, Streetwave 12in
34 45 OHH BABY/YOU/CLASSY LADY, Spank, German Metrovynil LP
35 54 HOLD ME TIGHT, Robert White, US Paris 12in
36 20 NIGHTSHIFT (REMIX), Commodores, Motown 12in
37 33 MUTUAL ATTRACTION/OH WHAT A FEELING, Change, US Atlantic LP
38 47 THE ABC OF KISSING, Richard Jon Smith, Jive 12in
39 30 SOLID, Ashford & Simpson, Capitol 12in
40 34 MR TELEPHONE MAN, New Edition, MCA 12in
41 23 OPERATOR, Midnight Star, Solar 12in
42 — THAT OLE DEVIL CALLED LOVE/JAZZ VERSION, Alison Moyet, CBS 12in
43 49 MY LOVE IS TRUE (TRULY FOR YOU)/TREAT HER LIKE A LADY (M&M REMIX), The Temptations, Motown 12in
44 29 BUSTIN’ LOOSE, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Source 12in
45 — LIKE I LIKE IT, Aurra, US Next Plateau 12in
46 46 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING, Touch Of Class, US Atlantic 12in
47 DANGEROUS (REMIX)/CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS (REMIX #1), Pennye Ford, US Total Experience 12in
48 44 GALVESTON BAY, Lonnie Hill, US Urban Sound LP
49 48 ROSES, Haywoode, CBS 12in
50 41 DO WHAT YOU DO (REMIX), Jermaine Jackson, Arista 12in
51 57 HAPPY FEET, Mass Extension, Fourth & Broadway 12in
52 67 ANYTHING? (MARK KING/PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIXES), Direct Drive, Polydor 12in promo
53 32 YOU’RE GONNA LOVE BEING LOVED BY ME/DON’T SAY NO/YOU SEND ME/C’EST LA VIE, The Manhattans, US Columbia LP
54 43 AFTER THE DANCE IS THROUGH, Krystol, US Epic 12in
55 69 ‘TIL MY BABY COMES HOME, Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
56 68 SOMEONE FOR ME/THINKING ABOUT YOU/HOW WILL I KNOW/TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY HEART/ALL AT ONCE, Whitney Houston, US Arista LP
57 38 STEP BY STEP/EVERY WOMAN NEEDS IT/BEST PART OF THE NIGHT, Jeff Lorber, US Arista LP
58 70 FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT/FRIENDS, Whodini, Jive 12in EP
59 64 STOMP AND SHOUT, Process And The Doo Rags, US Columbia 12in
60 53 FOLLOW ME, Ohio Players, AIR City Records 12in
61 — HANGIN’ ON A STRING (MASTERMIND MEGAMIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
62 65 HOT WAX/SHAFT, Van Twist, Polydor 12in
63 39 STEP BY STEP (EXTENDED REMIX), Jeff Lorber, US Arista 12in
64 56 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
65 42 LIGHTS OUT/SATISFIES YOUR LIFE, Second Image, MCA LP
66 — BABY FACE, Merc & Monk, US Manhattan 12in
67 78 IN THE SAND, I Level, Virgin 12in
68 50 MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’, Redds & The Boys, Fourth & Broadway 12in
69 80 HOW WE GONNA MAKE THE BLACK NATION RISE? (’85 RE-EDIT), Brother D With Collective Effort, Fourth & Broadway 12in
70 re EYE TO EYE, Chaka Khan, Warner Bros LP
71 60 HEARTBEAT/LET IT ALL BLOW (REMIX), Dazz Band, Motown 12in
72 61 SECRET FANTASY/LOOP (REMIXES), Tom Browne, US Arista 12in
73 59 BIG ROSIE/MORE THAN I CAN BEAR (REMIXES), Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
74 81 INNER CITY BLUES, Working Week, Virgin 12in
75 72 TEASER (UPTOWN MIX), Toney Lee, US Critique 12in
76 63 BOOGIE DOWN (BRONX), Man Parrish, Polydor 12in
77 83 ROCK ME TONIGHT, Freddie Jackson, US Capitol 12in
78 36 YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER (MELT DOWN MIX), T.C. Curtis, Virgin 12in
79 — NEVER HAD A LOVE LIKE MINE, Naima, 10 Records 12in
80 re PUMP ME UP/THE MEGAMELLE MIX, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Sugarhill 12in
81 re BEYOND THE SEA, George Benson, Warner Bros LP
82 75 SIDEWALK TALK/DANCE MIX, Jellybean, EMI America 12in promo
83 73 WATCHING YOU, Joanna Gardner, US Philly World Records 12in
84 — MISSING YOU, Diana Ross, Capitol 7in/video
85 76 ALL IN ONE NIGHT, Lifesighs, Pressure 12in


HI-NRG DISCO

01 01 R.S.V.P., James & Susan Wells, Fanfare 12in
02 03 SINDERELLA, Betty Wright, US Jamaica 12in/Dutch Rams Horn remix
03 04 NEW YORK CITY, Village People, Record Shack 12in
04 02 CRASHIN’ DOWN (REMIX), Legear, Proto 12in
05 08 THE BEAST IN ME, Bonnie Pointer, Epic 12in
06 05 DATE WITH THE RAIN, Arnie’s Love, US Profile 12in
07 11 EAT YOU UP, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
08 15 BOYS COME AND GO, April, Record Shack 12in white label
09 — SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in white label
10 07 I’M NO ANGEL/ECSTASY, Madleen Kane, US TSR 12in
11 13 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE, Nana McLean, US Boulevard 12in
12 10 VICTIM OF LOVE, Charade, US Personal 12in
13 09 BAD MONEY (REMIX), Rikki, Klub 12in promo
14 06 WALK LIKE A MAN, Divine, Proto 12in promo
15 18 LET ME FEEL IT (DISCONET REMIX), Samantha Gilles, Record Shack 12in
16 27 LOVE IS LIKE AN ITCHING IN MY HEART, Lisa, Fantasia 12in
17 26 YOU’RE MY HEART YOU’RE MY SOUL Modern Talking, Magnet 12in
18 14 MY LOVE IS MUSIC, Gloria Gaynor, Carrere 12in
19 17 MAN IN A MILLION, Life Force, Polo 12in promo
20 12 CRUISING, Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
21 — MAKE ME BELIEVE IN YOU, Chantelle, Fantasia 12in promo
22 16 KNOCKIN’ ON MY DOOR, Barbara Fowler, US Profile 12in
23 30 IF LOOKS COULD KILL, Pamala Stanley, US Mirage 12in
24 — FAMOUS PEOPLE, Sharpe & Niles, Polydor 12in
25 23 SEX OVER THE PHONE (REMAKE), Village People, Record Shack 12in
26 29 THE COLLECTOR, Cerrone, French Malligator 12in
27 24 IN THE NAME OF LOVE, Astaire, Passion 12in
28 — COMPUTER MUSIC, Suzy Q, Canadian Black Sun 12in
29 30 ONLY A MEMORY, Oh Romeo, US “O” 12in
30=re VICIOUS GAMES, Yello, Elektra 12in
30=25 CHEATED BY A PAINTED LOVE, Dee Dee, Passion 12in promo


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):

Sarah Brightman 0r, Frankie GTH 0-113-0f, Tears For Fears 0-112f, Bruce Springsteen 121-121½f, Big Daddy 120/160f, David Grant & Jaki Graham 106½f, King 130-0r, The Smiths 126/252-126-127/254-0r, Cool Notes 105½f, The Damned 136-0r, Pat Benatar 180f, Bryan Adams 97f, RAH Band 102½f, Cocteau Twins 85½-0r, Meat Loaf 0-30-63/126f, Slade 139r, Cashmere 105f, Alvin Stardust 0-171½/85¾f, Man Parrish 111f, Dream Academy 0-30f, China Crisis 58½/117f, Harold Faltermeyer 117/58½r, Chris Rea 0-56-112-0r, Killing Joke 138-140½c, Godley & Creme (0-)99/49½-0r, Strawberry Switchblade 142r, Jenny Burton 103½f, while Philip & Phil on 7in rather than LP is 0-128¾f.

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