May 11, 1985: Mai Tai, Paul Hardcastle, Change, Mink, Alexander O’Neal

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

RADIO ONE ought by now to be getting worried about their waning influence as one after another hits that they deliberately ignore come crashing into the charts, proving that other stations better in tune are filling the gap to win new listeners interested more in music with substance than in silly haircuts and over-hyped drones: in London and the South-East soul sales are incredibly strong thanks not only to the pirates but more especially to the shaken up programming policy at many local stations dominated by Radio London and Capital, who now jump on a hot import as if it was a domestic release — unfortunately the Gallup Top 75 has to monitor the whole nation and only the BBC covers the country, a real Catch 22 that now increasingly is being overcome! . . . London’s main Oxford Street HMV Shop reported last week that Paul Hardcastle was its biggest sales sensation since ‘Relax’, and in fact throughout the South-East he was easily top seller — without meaning to upset the provincials, it really is a shame that thanks to Radio One’s blinkered attitude people “up-country” are unable to appreciate fully the flourishing scene I write about, and by being behind in the BBC dictated taste are the unwitting culprits who hold back (by not buying them) the chart progress of so many massive South-Eastern soul hits, like Jenny Burton ‘Bad Habits‘ to name one outstanding recent example (imagined South v North elitism has nothing to do with this — or anything!) . . . TV’s 6.20 Soul Train is obviously already a help but still doesn’t quite reflect what’s really happening, tending to play faster music for the dancers than the stuff they’d actually boogie down to in the clubs (this Friday’s show has Aurra, Edwin Starr, Lifesighs, Dan Hartman, vintage Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5) . . . I reckon actually that radio and club play may be less important to the marketing of a modern pop hit than three other factors: the real vinyl junkies who visit their record shop every week and are the main target for remixes/gimmicks which radio listeners would be less aware of (this crowd also includes all the DJs who may well be the most faithful shoppers of all, hence the many disco hits that chart briefly just on DJ sales alone!); the special displays and browser boxes that can divert the attention of double-parked punters hurrying through the shop to get to the video department for their Saturday night viewing; the depressingly obvious impact of TV and videos on a mass public who don’t really listen to the radio burbling away in the background and need a visual stimulus to become fully aware of the music (all those unexpected MoR hits especially sell to a TV rather than radio audience) . . . Phyllis Nelson however was the first No.1 in ages without a video . . . Steve Arrington’s spectacular success only seems to have surprised those pop observers who still underestimate the current groundswell towards soul (and who obviously never experienced thousands of dancers moving in unison to Slave!) . . . Record Mirror’s soul orientated Disco chart currently has so many hot records all struggling up it that it’s actually tough to make the 85 let alone the Top 5 . . . Paul Hardcastle is now so hot he’s even had calls to his home phone number redirected to his management company (called 19) . . . The Manhattans ‘Too Hot To Stop It’ LP (CBS 26262) is now out here, as are the (here 105½bpm) 7in Bill Withers ‘Oh Yeah‘ (CBS A6154) and the ‘Rockie Robbins’ LP (MCA MCF 3259) — incidentally his 12in ‘Work For Love (M&M Mix)‘ turned out to be 117½-117¼bpm . . . Redds & The Boys ‘Put Your Right Hand In The Air‘ will soon be on tidied-up 12in . . . Touch Of Class still isn’t due here for another three weeks — are Atlantic waiting for an album to release first? . . . Warren Aylward — at Southsea Honky Tonk Mon/Portsmouth Ritzy Tues/Waterlooville Sam Lord’s Castle Fri — while fellow DJs Steve Foster & Mark Frampton claim their efforts to push soul in the Pompey area prompted the local Domino Records shop, on their self-named label, to pick up for re-release the old 118bpm Status IV ‘You Ain’t Really Down‘ (DOM 1T, via Greyhound or on 0705-833818 for £2.80 by mail) . . . US imports may not get any cheaper as a mandatory increased “stamp duty” is to be imposed on all non-EEC imports by the MCPS/BPI (despite mechanical royalties, which the duty covers, being paid already in the States prior to shipping) . . . BBC Radio London have had to economise on “needletime”, which explains why Guy Hornsby’s afternoon soul show plays so many StreetSounds ‘Love Ballads’ (Streetwave/StreetSounds being unregistered with PPL are non-needletime) . . . LWR are looking for more (un-salaried) DJs — send demo tapes to Mark Mason, 51 Fox Hill, London SE19 2XE . . . Invicta Sound, Kent’s ILR station, has renamed itself Invicta Radio now that the clashingly named pirate is long gone: however Andy Grahamme’s afternoon soul show is no more, and he’s moving to the London YMCA hotel’s closed circuit Central London Radio with the ambition of getting involved in any community soul station hoping for a licence (but meanwhile he’d welcome on 01-352 3822 offers from any current soul stations) . . . EMI’s Ian Dewhirst plays ’70s soul obscurities on Horizon 94.5FM Thurs 9.30-11.30pm . . . Pete Haigh (Fever Thursdays at Blackpool Blakes) is after Rare Essence ‘Body Moves‘, Fred Wesley ‘House Party‘ (12in), The Time ‘77911’ (LP or 12in) on 0253-824156 evenings, and Mark Clark (0734-793779) urgently needs Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde ‘Gettin’ Money‘ for big bread . . . Kevin Hawkins, souling Basildon’s new Fat Sam’s Grand Slam bar at the Essex Hotel Tues/Wed/Thur, still funks Brentwood Elliotts Fridays when he needs PAs for a beach party on the 24th . . . Sally Devine of Formby is going to Rhodes in June and would like advance warning of the hot spots to check in Rhodes Town or Ixia — it’s early in the season for our usual news bulletins from jocks there, but any info would be welcome . . . USA for Africa topped US Black 45s, Luther Vandross (finally) Black LPs, Kool ‘Fresh’ Club Play, while Loose Ends have started their US chart climb . . . TC Curtis, muttering darkly about his Melt Down Mix B-side, is having to fight off a cover version in the States, ironically British, by Nigel Wright-masterminded Skratch on Passion . . . Froggy, more than upset, points out the Shakatak megamix promo was pressed up while still an unfinished backing track . . . I know lots of jocks use the old 4-track 12in EPs by James Brown and the Fatback Band from 1982, when they were never BPM-ed, and now seems a good time to do so: ‘Sex Machine’ (edited) 107½-108½, ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ 113-119-118-117½, ‘Get On The Good Foot’ 107½-107¼-108-108½, ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag’ 128-130, ‘Wicki Wacky’ 108-109-110½, ‘Do The Bus Stop’ 107-108-110, ‘Yum Yum’ 108-109, ‘Backstrokin’ 116½-117½-116½-117bpm . . . Five Star PA at Harlow Whispers Sat (11), Edwin Starr plays “live” Yeovil Electric Studio Fri (10), when Chris Hill & Danny Smith jazz-soul Hembsy Stardust Rooms in Norfolk . . . Chris Dinnis souls Torquay Monroes Fridays (summer visitors note), and guests this Sat (11) at Swindon Brunel Rooms . . . Larry Foster now does Enfield Townhouse Sat, still funks Gants Hill Villa Fri, and with Terry Jones 6-T’s Hackney Road Pickle House Wed — the latter Solar souled by Nick Laurence Thur/Fri, Segue Steve Goddard Sat . . . Adrian Dunbar has joined Andy Bianci mixing nightly (bar Sun/Mon) at Poole Quay Wharf, but still Hi-NRG-izes Bournemouth Bolts Sun . . . Brian Davies, disco columnist in three local papers, funks Stourport Severn Manor and Hagley Badgers Set Thur/Fri/Sat . . . Jay Cee souls Sat at Newtownards Mingles in Northern Ireland . . . Peter C. Helyer did so well after his namecheck on Mondays at Cardiff Ritzy he’s there now Fridays too, and funks Gloucester Cinderella’s Rockerfella’s Thursdays . . . I still find more tracks I really want to hear on the Process And The Doo Rags album than on Rick James’s, even if his title track is a blinder, so as far as I’m concerned my Process review was right! DA HA DA HA, DA HA HA HA-HA HA!


GEE BELLO filled some unexpected spare studio time by calling in ex-members of Light Of The World, Beggar & Co and Incognito for a spontaneous jam, which resulted in a roaring and blazing funkily bounding 113bpm medley of the Fatback Band’s ‘Wicki Wacky’ and Fred Wesley’s ‘House Party’ (with a little Kool & The Gang ‘Hollywood Swinging’). EMI cut just seven acetates in total, to distribute five among the jocks at Caister (where it raised the roof) and two for London’s soul radio — that is all, yet last week it actually reached 52 in our Disco chart! Legitimately too, as several Caister copies went towards that, but the rest was made up of DJs dubbing it off radio and playing cassettes, it’s so hot! I now have an eighth and final acetate, the only one flipped by a less exciting drawn-out dub version, although by now the vocal/instrumental versions should be on white label ahead of full release next Monday, to be followed in a few weeks by that dub. OK, all you frustrated funksters?


HOT VINYL

MAI TAI: ‘History’ (Virgin/Hot Melt VS 773-12)
Shaping up as the next crossover monster, “we are family” becomes “our love is history” in this 103½bpm shameless Dutch recreation of the Sister Sledge sound (in three mixes). For the final time, they’re pronounced “My Tie”!

PAUL HARDCASTLE: ’19 (Destruction Mix)’ (Chrysalis CHS 222860)
‘Two Tribes’ all over again? Due imminently, this more instrumentally emphasized (0-)117¾bpm version sets its main statement to a backing of helicopter effects before the music starts, the now 3-track flip’s new bonus ‘The Asylum (It’z Weird)‘ being fast smurfy 122½bpm electro hip hoppery.

PAUL HARDCASTLE ‘King Tut (Remix)’ (US Profile PRO-7070)
Possibly in short supply as now banned on import by its publishers, this excellent melodic quite jazzy 125¼bpm skitterer in typical ‘Rain Forest’ style is from his Bluebird material and if anything has replaced ’19’ on London’s soul radio (more cramped 125½bpm original version flip).

CHANGE: ‘Oh What A Feeling (The Paul Hardcastle Remix)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 109)
Now really chugging along with a much more rounded electronic rhythm, Paul’s remix makes this lurching 113¼bpm retread of ‘Change Of Heart’ more interesting than the far shriller and spikier original LP version on the flip — which will be substituted for a Hardcastle remix of ‘Let’s Go Together’ at a later crucial chart stage! What would happen if everyone just sat on their wallets until that came out?

MINK: ‘You Were The One (Too Late)’ (US River Edge Records RE-0001)
Starting as if at too slow a speed, this Patrick Adams-mixed 121½bpm blatant copy of the Luther Vandross vocal style has plonking piano stretching out into a solo and speedily bonking wriggly bass as its simple backing (dub flip), a fascinating effect likely to be big.

ALEXANDER O’NEAL: ‘A Broken Heart Can Mend’ (Tabu TA 6244)
Prod/penned by fellow ex-The Time mates Jimmy Jam ‘n Terry, the soulful crooner smoothes through a gently pumping (0-)100½bpm synth washed shushing atmosphere, not as hot on the floor as ‘What’s Missing‘ maybe though the fave of many, on 12in with both the powerfully knocking 115½-0bpm Prince-ish ‘Innocent‘ and its 7in flip sparsely jolting and spurting 115-0bpm ‘Are You The One‘.

A TASTE OF HONEY: ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie (Extended Remix)’ (Capitol 12CL 357)
John Luongo restructured 119(intro)-125(inst)-124½(vocal)-125bpm much extended remix of the exciting old — not dated — bounder, with the ’78 original and, finally on 12in, the far more powerful ‘n’ pertinent spikily jittering enthusiastic party flavoured brassy Latin rattling 112bpm ‘We’ve Got The Groove‘ which has been ramming floors since ’82 (try it with ‘We Got The Funk’!). Ladies of the ’80s.

THE REDDINGS: ‘Talk’s All Over Town’ (LP ‘If Looks Could Kill’ US Polydor 823 324-1 Y-1)
Although ostensibly creamed by the 3-track 12in, the album’s making smart soul jocks shell out for this excellent haunting lush 94¾bpm hot tempo tripping swayer which sounds like a biggie (especially if ever lengthened). The rest, 12in apart, ain’t that hot.

3-D’s: ‘Highwayman’ (Music Power Records MPRT3, via EMI/Jet Star)
The four brothers Dixon (hence 3-D’s!) sound fine and mellow on a Roy Carter-produced lazily jiggling 96bpm swaying spurter with many pleasant touches, likely to worm in under your skin. The stagecoach, storm and “who goes there?” FX-introed Robbery Mix is dubbier.

WILLIE HUTCH: ‘Keep On Jammin’ (US Motown 4534MG)
A self confessed and welcome return to ‘In And Out’, this bright jittery snicketty 118½bpm snapper is far hotter than the A-side’s rhythmically similar but more frantic and pretentious 124½-0bpm ‘The Glow‘ from Berry Gordy’s ‘The Last Dragon’ — and, Berry Gordy permitting, will be remixed as UK A-side.

JOANNE GARDNER: ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ (Boiling Point POSPX 744)
Now it’s been made UK flip this gorgeous classily soulful (0-)78½-78¼bpm rhythmically tripping and tapping lush slow swayer has rightly eclipsed the busily jittering het-up 107¼-106½bpm ‘Watching You‘ which wastes its energy going nowhere. Alias “Nikko” of Harold Melvin’s ‘Today’s Your Lucky Day’, her rather bitty LP ‘JoAnne Gardner’ (US Philly World 90264-1) tends also more to style than substance apart from the datedly soulful (0-)102½bpm ‘I Could Never Love Another Like You‘, gently sensual (0-)95½bpm ‘Special Feelings‘, Dexter Wansel-prod 79/39½bpm ‘We Can Make It‘.

STYLISTICS: ‘Give A Little Love For Love’ (Virgin VS 769/12)
A US soul hit some months ago, this Maurice Starr-produced sweet 68½bpm falsetto smoocher is indistinguishable from their classic early ’70s sophisti-soul style, a strong song to boot, flipped by two powerful acappella versions (one with piano). Mmm!

TREVOR WALTERS: ‘Love’s A Lie’ (Polydor POSPA 723)
Excellent beautiful atmospheric (0-)75¼bpm subtle subdued lover’s slinker full of washing waves of synthesized sound interwoven with his softly sensuous voice, a likely hit, initially distributed by Jet Star (01-961 4422).

HOME T-4: ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love’ (Mango 12IS 230)
Very useful Detroit Spinners-ish lovely lightly reggaefied 91(intro)-92½-93bpm Grant & Graham treatment, on rootsier 4-track 12in with some Yellowman.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘You’re My Choice Tonight (Choose Me)’ (Asylum E9696T)
Luther Vandross-prod/penned lovely tender slow 87bpm swayer echoed by Cissy Houston, the best thing on his last LP, finally out with the ‘Choose Me’ movie to which it’s theme.

THE INTRUDERS: ‘Warm And Tender Love’ (Streetwave MKHAN 43)
Gorgeous gentle vocal group swayer now on 88¼bpm 12in with its edit and the aggressively smacking 120½bpm ‘Rise To The Occasion‘.

KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Cherish’ (De-Lite DEX 20)
Sugary 0-95½bpm ‘Joanna’ retread, flipped more interestingly by Mark Berry’s rhythmically restructured 118bpm ‘Fresh (US Remix)‘ and (Jim Bonneford’s ‘Fresh (US Dance Mix)‘ being on promos only) the old c.121bpm ‘Celebration’.

THE AFFAIR featuring ALYSON: ‘Please Don’t Break My Heart’ (US Easy Street EZS-7516)
‘Ring My Bell’ chimes-spiced chick muttered and souled burblingly chugging 109bpm swayer (inst/edit flip), quite a grower.

INTRIGUE: ‘Ropes’ (Project PR1, via 01-348 8764)
Nicely sung (though not the Luther he’d like to be!) friskily wriggling 112bpm backbeat ticker, stronger than the solidly thudding slinky 100bpm doodling ‘Heaven Made‘ with gimmicky unconvincing Hooray Henry conversational rap early on, though both are good.

MICHAEL PEDICIN JR: ‘Just West Of The East Side’ (US Billy/Gene Records BGR-2001)
Powerful angrily lurching 106bpm dense judderer soulfully squalled by overwrought Tammy Scott spiked by Mike’s squealing sax and some police sirens in the break (Club Dub/edit flip).

PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION: ‘Raspberry Beret’ (LP ‘Around The World In A Day’ Warner Bros 925286-1)
Idiosyncratic ‘Sgt Pepper’-ish set, as you’ve surely heard, this 120½bpm Dylan-sings-‘Doves’ strutter, the excitingly racing rocky 133½bpm ‘America‘ and drily drummed jittery 119bpm ‘Tamborine‘ being danceable.


DISCO TOP 85 – May 11, 1985

01 02 19, Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
02 01 FEEL SO REAL, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
03 03 I WANT YOUR LOVIN’, Curtis Hairston, London 12in
04 04 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE, Skipworth & Turner, 4th & B’way 12in
05 07 LIKE I LIKE IT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
06 06 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE/SHE JUST DON’T KNOW, Steve Arrington, Atlantic LP
07 05 SPEND THE NIGHT, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
08 08 GIRLS ON MY MIND, Fatback, Atlantic 12in
09 10 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, DeBarge, Gordy 12in
10 44 MAGIC TOUCH (CLUB MIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
11 15 HISTORY, Mai Tai, Dutch Injection 12in
12 09 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE, David Grant & Jaki Graham, Chrysalis 12in
13 12 DANGEROUS/CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS (REMIXES), Pennye Ford, US Total Experience 12in
14 14 SETTLE DOWN (REMIX)/I LIKE YOUR STYLE, Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
15 11 HANGIN’ ON A STRING (CONTEMPLATING), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
16 17 FAN THE FLAME, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
17 26 THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU, Gloria D Brown, US Krystal Records 12in
18 30 TURN IT UP, Conway Brothers, US Paula Records 12in
19 20 EYE TO EYE (REMIX), Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in/7in mix
20 22 CALLING/HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO)/I WANNA SAY I LOVE YOU/ROCK ME TONIGHT/LOVE IS JUST A TOUCH AWAY/YOU ARE MY LADY, Freddie Jackson, US Capitol LP
21 18 WHAT’S MISSING/YOU WERE MEANT TO BE MY LADY (NOT MY GIRL), Alexander O’Neal, US Tabu LP
22 23 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING, Touch Of Class, US Atlantic 12in
23 19 MY SENSITIVITY (GETS IN THE WAY)/IT’S OVER NOW/THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE/CREEPIN’, Luther Vandross, Epic LP
24 13 BAD HABITS, Jenny Burton, Atlantic 12in
25 24 CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON, RAH Band, RCA 12in
26 25 MUTUAL ATTRACTION, Change, Cooltempo LP
27 27 LOVER UNDERCOVER/SO DELICIOUS, Fatback, Cotillion LP
28 34 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
29 21 GROOVIN’, War, Bluebird/10 12in
30 33 THE SWEETEST PAIN/SO WHERE ARE YOU?/A NEW HORIZON/SILENT TALKING/GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT, Loose Ends, Virgin LP
31 16 LET’S GO TOGETHER, Change, Cooltempo 12in
32 32 PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND IN THE AIR PUT YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN IN YOUR UNDERWEAR, Redds & The Boys, London LP/7in promo
33 37 OHH BABY (REMIX), Spank, Champion 12in
34 28 CAN’T STOP THE LOVE/TOO MANY GAMES, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol LP
35 45 SILVER SHADOW/IN THE HEAT OF PASSION/ONE LOVE/THANK YOU, Atlantic Starr, US A&M LP
36 62 GLOW/SOMEBODY (THE GIRL’S GOT)/MOONCHILD, Rick James, US Gordy LP
37 — A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND/ARE YOU THE ONE/INNOCENT, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
38 31 THIEF IN THE NIGHT/LA LA, George Duke, Elektra 12in
39 29 BACK IN STRIDE, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol 12in
40 42 OH YEAH!/SOMETHING THAT TURNS YOU ON/DON’T MAKE ME WAIT, Bill Withers, US Columbia LP/CBS 7in
41 41 SANCTIFIED LADY, Marvin Gaye, US Columbia 12in
42 47 TAKE ME TO THE TOP (REMIX), Advance, Belgian BMC 12in
43 40 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY/DANCING IN THE SUN, George Howard, US TBA LP
44 46 HOLD ME TIGHT, Robert White, Calibre 12in
45 39 FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT/FRIENDS, Whodini, Jive 12in EP
46 67 KEEP ON JAMMIN’, Willie Hutch, US Motown 12in
47 35 HAPPY FEET, Mass Extension, 4th & B’way 12in
48 55 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (REMIX)/LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, Nina Simone, Charly 12in
49 — PICK UP THE PIECES/WATCHING YOU, Joanna Gardner, Boiling Point 12in promo
50 49 GOLDEN GIRL, Jakata, Motown 12in
51 56 ALL FALL DOWN, Five Star, RCA 12in
52 61 I FOUND MY BABY (REMIXES), Gap Band, US Total Experience 12in
53 — SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR #1), Rene & Angela, US Mercury 12in
54 52 WICKI WACKY/HOUSE PARTY (MEDLEY), The Team, EMI 12in promo
55 59 FRESH (MARK BERRY US REMIX)/CHERISH/FRESH (JIM BONNEFORD US DANCE MIX), Kool & The Gang, De-Lite 12in/promo
56 69 SAY WHAT?/MEET ME AT THE GO GO, Trouble Funk/Hot Cold Sweat, 4th & B’way LP
57 48 BABY FACE, Merc And Monk, US Manhattan 12in
58 70 IN MY PANTS/WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO, The Reddings, Bolling Point 12in
59 65 ANYTHING (PAUL HARDCASTLE/MARK KING REMIXES)/A.B.C., Direct Drive, Boiling Point 12in
60 38 WE NEED LOVE, Cashmere, Fourth & Broadway 12in
61 43 FROGGY MIX/PART 2, James Brown, Boiling Point 12in
62 36 MOVE CLOSER (NEW MIX), Phyllis Nelson, Carrere 12in
63 58 LOVE TONIGHT, David Simmons, Atlantic 12in
64 64 BUTTERCUP, Carl Anderson, US Epic LP
65 57 BEYOND THE SEA (LA MER), George Benson, Warner Bros 12in
66 81 I REALLY WANT YOU, Smoke City, US Epic 12in
67 66 LOVE ON THE RISE (REMIX), Kenny G & Kashif, US Arista 12in
68 80 WARM AND TENDER LOVE, The Intruders, Streetwave 12in
69 63 YOU’RE GONNA LOVE BEING LOVED BY ME/YOU SEND ME/C’EST LA VIE, The Manhattans, CBS LP
70 54 BARBARA ANN/ALWAYS THERE (US REMIX)/LET’S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO/THE SWEETEST PAIN, Webster Lewis/Willie Bobo/Philadelphia International All-Stars/Dexter Wansel, CBS LP
71 82 DEVOTED TO YOU, Cacique, Diamond Duel Records 12in
72 74 FREAK-A-RUSTIC/CIRCLES, Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
73 75 NOW THAT WE’VE FOUND LOVE (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX), Third World, Island 12in
74 re SIDEWALK TALK (DANCE MIX), Jellybean, EMI America 12in promo
75 re BERRO E SOMBARO, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Source LP
76 85 WHEN YOU LOVE ME LIKE THIS (with Lillo Thomas)/KING OF MY HEART, Melba Moore, Capitol LP
77 72 NIGHTSHIFT, Winston Groovy, Jive 12in
78 60 BABIES/OUTTA THE WORLD, Ashford & Simpson, Capitol 12in
79 79 ALL IN ONE NIGHT, Lifesighs, Pressure 12in
80 77 YOU’RE MY CHOICE TONIGHT, Teddy Pendergrass, Asylum 12in
81 — TALK’S ALL OVER TOWN, The Reddings, US Polydor LP
82 — PLEASE DON’T BREAK MY HEART, The Affair featuring Alyson, US Easy Street 12in
83 — YOU WERE THE ONE (TOO LATE), Mink, US River Edge 12in
84 68 SOME KINDA LOVER/NEVER TOO LATE, The Whispers, Solar 12in
85 — INCOGNITO/JUST PRETEND/SODA FOUNTAIN SHUFFLE, Earl Klugh, Warner Bros LP


HI-NRG DISCO

01 01 SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
02 05 EAT YOU UP, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
03 02 FAMOUS PEOPLE, Sharpe & Niles, Polydor 12in
04 03 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
05 04 BOYS COME AND GO, April, Record Shack 12in
06 07 TUNNEL OF LOVE, Carol Cooper, US Profile 12in
07 11 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, Pamela Nightingale, Carrere 12in
08 09 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
09 10 DANGEROUS. Natalie Cole, US Modern 12in
10 06 RSVP, James & Susan Wells, Fanfare 12in
11 08 DATE WITH THE RAIN, Arnie’s Love, US Profile 12in
12 25 LOVER COME BACK TO ME, Dead Or Alive, Epic 12in
13 12 VICTIM OF LOVE, Charade featuring Norma Lewis, US Passion 12in
14 15 YOU’RE SO ROMANTIC (REMIX), Sheryl Lee Ralph, US New York Music Company/Dutch Beat Box 12in
15 re YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE, Nana McLean, US Boulevard 12in
16 14 NEW YORK CITY, Village People, Record Shack 12in
17 26 MAKE ME BELIEVE IN YOU, Chantelle, Fantasia 12in
18 — MAN IN A MILLION (REMIX), Life Force, Polo 12in promo
19 13 WALK LIKE A MAN, Divine, Proto 12in
20 16 SQUARE ROOM, Al Corley, US Mercury 12in
21 17 CAN’T STOP, Rick James, Motown 12in
22 29 THE BEAST IN ME, Bonnie Pointer, Epic 12in
23 18 RISE UP FOR MY LOVE, Yvonne Kay, Italian X-Energy 12in
24 21 LIMELIGHT, Jessica Williams, Mexican Ducal 12in
25 20 IN THE NIGHT, Zonobia, US Streetwise 12in
26 23 THREE STEPS FROM TRUE LOVE, Margaret Reynolds, US Dubwise 12in
27 19 SINDERELLA (REMIX), Betty Wright, Dutch Rams Horn 12in
28 re HARMONY, Suzy Q, Canadian Black Sun 12in
29 — ONE WAY TICKET, Louise Thomas, Passion LP
30 24 YOU’RE MY HEART YOU’RE MY SOUL, Modern Talking, Magnet 12in


HIT NUMBERS

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

Paul Hardcastle 117½r, U2 (0-)138½(-0c), Pennye Ford 0-111f, Five Star 0-115½f, Propaganda (0-)145f, Katrina & The Waves 219-220f, Gerrard Kenny 0-46-92-46-92-23-46-92-0r, Aurra 107f, Lisa Lisa 0-115r, Fat Boys 100½-101f, Fatback (0-)102f, Elvis Costello 0-92f, Vikki 122f, Direct Drive (0-)136f.

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