ODDS ‘N’ BODS
PAUL HARDCASTLE’S third and definitely last ’19’ mix (“so NOT another Frankie Goes To Woolworths”, he tells me!), a partly re-recorded ‘19 The — Final Story‘ (Chrysalis CHS 322860) brings out the commentary with sharper emphasis and less “song” in two following parts, 117¾-0f . . . 0f/0-118-0bpm, due imminently flipped for real value by ‘King Tut (Remix)’, and evidently ’19 (Destruction Mix)’ as replacement for ‘Rain Forest (Remix)’ which Bluebird barred, causing the originally pressed B-side to be scrapped . . . Chrysalis in the States have rushed out ’19’ after all, to the anticipated controversial reaction, interviews with Paul Hardcastle being televised simultaneously nationwide by both ABC and NBC news, the latter network banning parts of his Vietnam actuality video as “too harrowing”, while evidently ’19’ was adopted as the theme song (?) for parading ‘Nam veterans in New York (doubtless some heavy plugging involved there!) . . . Colin Hudd in his ‘Apocalypse Now’ video mix actually underpins all the early action with the promo flip’s rhythm track before starting ’19’ (original 12in) as detailed last week . . . Disco Mix Club’s New York visit has changed dates yet again, to the cooler September 22-29, as the New Music Seminar with which it’s set to coincide has had to reschedule back by seven weeks due to its planned venue not being built in time . . . Roy Ayers’ vibes help give depth and de-sweeten Loose Ends ‘Magic Touch (The Vibes Version)‘ (Virgin VS 76113), on 114½bpm one-sided promo but selling in shops now . . . Skipworth & Turner ‘Thinking About Your Love’ is now in its inevitable 106¼-0bpm remix, more mellow with a drawn out less forceful intro . . . Bruce Weeden has cleaned up Joanna Gardner ‘Watching You’ into a much beefier and better 107¼bpm Extended Remix, due soon . . . Change ‘Let’s Go Together (Paul Hardcastle Remix)‘ should be their current 12in flip within a fortnight, the follow-up being a Nick Martinelli remix of ‘Mutual Attraction’, while Cooltempo have also picked up the next BB&Q Band LP . . . 10 Records managed to win Gloria D. Brown for release next week, to be followed with a limited edition remix by Jocelyn Brown/Jenny Burton producers McFarlane & George (funny, as I originally likened Gloria to their class!), plus the label picked up The Affair featuring Alyson as well as the Conway Brothers, the latter featuring a remix from the start — talk about hot! . . . Mick Clark, responsible for these signings, must have pulled some fast strokes as until recently he’d been hospitalized for ages having his wisdom teeth out — and that’s not all his news, as Dexter Wansel is cutting a solo album for 10 featuring the Jones Girls and a ‘Life On Mars 85’! . . . Eugene Wilde for his follow-up has completely re-recorded and rewritten ‘Che Che Kule‘ as a sort of medley with new lyrics about “let’s celebrate”, making a totally different song . . . Polydor are reissuing on 12in EP the same four James Brown oldies mentioned recently, but this time in full-length versions . . . EMI’s new double LP ‘Now Dance‘ (NOD 1) containing full 12in versions of 20 current or recent disco smashes (the pop stuff sensibly restricted on just one side), should at about £6.99 be good value for impoverished mobile jocks, and similarly (although edited versions) Virgin’s album of recent reggae hits ‘Massive 1‘ (V 2346) contains 12 cool grinders — doubtless inspired by Jet stars success? . . . Pennye Ford, whose LP ‘Pennye’ (Total Experience FL89449) is finally out here, is a little poppet, far cuter in the flesh than in photos: sadly, she tells me her and Sharon Redd’s half-brother Gene Redd Jr. died of pneumonia last month — a veteran producer, working with James Brown amongst many, he was Kool & The Gang’s original mentor . . . Pennye’s chaperon, Rudy Taylor of the Gap Band, tells me that ‘I Found My Baby‘ is so like ‘Outstanding’ in a deliberate attempt (which seems to have worked) to win back their black audience after recent lightweight recordings . . . The Team ‘Wicki Wacky House Party’ only cost Gee Bello £500 to make, and in fact the very first take would have been the best had not the tape spewed all over the floor! . . . Gee Bello actually has a solo single (and LP) out in the States on Capitol, ‘International Lover‘, described by Billboard as “MoR-disco, mid-’70s style” . . . Go Go Promotions (01-771 1761) are looking for DJs with and without their own mobile gear in South London . . . Dave Gregory of Essex Radio rang me for a marathon chat to hint, without making any official announcement yet, that next month will find even more soul on the South-East’s legal airwaves . . . JFM will be back on air in the autumn and seem quietly confident, after playing it by the book, that they could be a legal station then . . . Tony Monson should soon be using the Dartford Tunnel rather more than he is at present . . . Les Adams has mixed a Maze medley which despite Solar FM’s claims is definitely not due for release: meanwhile, in further “scathing attacks” on Solar, Disco Gary Van Den Busche is easily their most relaxed and listenable late night jock on the Thursday dawn shift, whereas Graham Gold is shouting now even more than Froggy used to! . . . London’s pirates need the money so I’m delighted they’re pulling in so many commercials, but the tiresome saturation these have reached could well prompt listeners to dial hop — and with Solar, Horizon, LWR and commercial-free Radio London to choose from, they really should now tighten up their programming . . . Dave Treharne features ‘The Girl Groups’ on his Friday 8-10pm DevonAir R&B show this week (24) . . . Edwin Starr sounded good sitting in for an ailing Greg Edwards on Capital last Saturday . . . Edinburgh soul jock Tom Wilson is amongst those made redundant at Radio Forth due to needletime caused cutbacks . . . Stringfellows jock Peter Anthony, recently back from his first stint on Radio Luxembourg, quips about Frizzby Fox’s ‘The Future Now’ Thursdays at the Hippodrome “see tomorrow’s haircut today” . . . 1983 World Disco Dancing champion Jay Janani had his brand new 450 Mercedes Sport vandalised and smashed right outside his house last weekend, just before he was due to dance at the Princess of Wales’ brother Viscount Althorpe’s birthday party on Monday — hard parmesan . . . 6.20 Soul Train this Friday has Loose Ends, Mai Tai, Village People, Pennye Ford, Ike & Tina Turner, Rose Royce . . . Prince, although originally no single was scheduled, is releasing ‘Raspberry Beret’ in the States whereas we get the Lennonesque 106bpm ‘Paisley Park’ . . . Sister Sledge must be feeling sick that everyone here (except for pop radio) is ignoring their lightweight new 165bpm perky pop single ‘Frankie’ (Atlantic A9547T) in favour of the recreation of their old sound by Mai Tai! . . . Phil Fearon’s ‘You Don’t Need A Reason‘ is his poppiest bounder yet at 126½bpm, due soon . . . The Darts adopt a fast 172½bpm Prince beat for their Roy Carter-produced new ‘Blow Away‘ (Choice Cuts PIG 907, via PRT), but the flip’s squeaky Donnie Elbert-ish dated 128-130bpm ‘Hold Me Down‘ sounds far more interesting — with possible “rare soul” appeal? . . . Marvin Gaye’s next album, in 1986, may well be made up of easy listening standards from tapes given to his mother: however, both CBS and Motown have similar material, so a battle could result . . . David Grant’s album has met with on oddly cool response so far . . . DJ Atkin (Morpeth), one of many to praise my recent piece about Radio One (thanks), questions the RM Disco Chart’s claim to be “on the streets on Wednesday” — well, it is, in Central London, distribution delaying the paper until Thursday elsewhere . . . The Cool Notes’ ‘Spend The Night’ actually ended up a bigger pop hit than Loose Ends’ ‘Hangin’ On A String’, although this wasn’t reflected in the Disco chart as unfortunate timing by then had pitted it against Steve Arrington — and now it’s just as tough for Curtis Hairston, who normally could have expected to be number one (both Steve and Curtis have done far, far worse back in the USA even in the black charts than they have here) . . . Kool & The Gang ‘Fresh’ topped US Black 45s and 12in Sales, Tears For Fears Club Play . . . Cashmere should worry, even R&B columnist Nelson George in US trade paper Billboard thinks they’re a British act! . . . Mad Marx and his soul brothers have moved from Tues to Thurs at Westcliff On Sea Swag, and Kevin Hawkins (whose Brentwood Elliotts beach party is this Friday) corrects that Fat Sam’s Grand Slam bar is at Basildon’s Crest Hotel (most upfront Wed) — I do wish DJs could get things right before they go into print . . . Rick Robinson funks Leysdown Stage 3 this Friday (24), although normally he’d be at Brentwood Bugatti’s (where Mike Morgan souls Thurs) . . . Cacique and 3-D’s visit Harlow Whispers Saturday (25), Hereward’s Steve Allen, Jonathon and more funk Peterborough Rinaldo’s 6pm all-eveninger Sunday (26); Brass Construction start a week at Watford Baileys Monday (27) and play London’s Dominion Sunday June 2; Cool Notes play live at Preston Clouds Wednesday (29) with Colin Curtis and (a long way from his Peterborough La Scala residency) Wayne Fitzgerald . . . 400 Blows ‘Movin‘ is so good I played it solidly for a whole afternoon the day I got it! . . . Carol ties the knot with Chris Hill next Wednesday, and could it be 19 Tubular Bells for Ralph Tee and his Los Angeles companion Maggie Williams? . . . 1, 2, 4, 5 and a good third of the chart made up of “our” music last week — now we’ve got ’em on the run, LET’S KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON!
400 BLOWS may seem an unlikely source for a remake of Brass Construction’s classic ‘Movin’, but their excitingly sizzling 122¾bpm treatment is densely driven by relentless rhythms through braying brass and some clipped chicks (soul venues may prefer the instrumental, only on advance white label) in a surprisingly faithful clarification of the original’s sound, sure to be huge when released commercially in three weeks time by Illuminated (ILL 6112, via Pinnacle). First ‘Wicky Wacky’, now this — what next, ‘Shack Up’?
ONE WAY: ‘Let’s Talk’ (USA MCA Records MCA-23545)
“Let’s talk about sex!” chant the enthusiastic chaps, with female comments chipping in, rather as if Fatback’s ‘Girl’s On My Mind’ had been set to The System’s ‘Sweat’ at a steady 114bpm for an extra-long P’funk workout (excellent stark dub, and chorusing inst). Hard!
BRIDGE: ‘Baby Don’t Hold Your Love Back’ (US Atlantic 0-86892)
Classiest soul smash of the week, a creamily swaying fidgety 112bpm traditional male vocal group worrier full of agonised interplay ending acappella (inst/edit flip), probably too specialist for the pop chart though not unlike Grant & Graham/Detroit Spinners.
FREDDIE JACKSON: ‘Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)’ (Capitol 12CL 358)
Despite his album having other now hotter contenders, this has a video already and anyway remains a superb knee trembling slow 72bpm soul smoocher aimed right at the ladies where they’ll feel it most (inst/edit flip), another ‘Sexual Healing’.
MERC AND MONK: ‘Baby Face’ (Manhattan 12MT 3)
Eric Mercury & Thelonius Monk III kick off EMI’s new logo with a subtly developing soulful stark nagging 105½bpm wriggler right in the hot tempo of Lillo Thomas/Loose Ends/Change (inst/edit flip), stronger the longer it’s allowed to un-roll.
CARL ANDERSON: ‘Buttercup’ (Streetwave MKHAN 45)
From an old album that typically CBS never released here, this Stevie Wonder-penned (and accented) shuffling catchy 97¾bpm soul jogger suddenly took off again when cut-outs of that LP wore imported a few months back, and now it’s on UK 12in for all to enjoy.
CAMEO: ‘Attack Me With Your Love’ (US Atlanta Artists 880 744-1)
Even starker than ‘She’s Strange’ (of which the ‘Room 123‘ rap version will here replace the US edit flip), this 106½bpm lurcher treads similar terrain without having as intriguing a storyline — and, import sales to the contrary, I find it disappointing.
NEW ORDER: The Perfect Kiss’ (Factory FAC 123)
Here we go again. Although not perhaps as enduringly compulsive as ‘Blue Monday’, this episodic rattling 130¼-0bpm bounder will obviously excite pop and Hi NRG crowds (alternative flip).
CARRIE LUCAS: ‘Hello Stranger’ (LP ‘Horsin’ Around’ US Constellation MCA-5513)
Patchy set more than saved by this London radio plugged lovely 98¼bpm revival of Barbara Lewis’s classic 1963 swayer, true to the original flavour, and a similarly faithful 83bpm smooching of the Friends Of Distinction’s haunting ‘Goin’ In Circles‘ from ’69, only the synth burbled 120bpm Jacksonesque bounder ‘Charlie‘ of the “dance” tracks getting any attention.
DAVID GRANT: ‘Where Our Love Begins’ (Chrysalis GRANX 7)
Officially out next week, this ’70s flavoured soulful 108½bpm jiggly swayer on 12in is almost swamped amidst much-extended instrumental passages, followed by a sax honked 96½bpm instrumental of his LP’s lush jazz-funk swayer ‘Love Is Alive’, while to these ears best of all is the flip’s Marvin Gaye-ish gentle 100¼-100½-0bpm ‘Loving You’ with bluesy guitar.
LEGACY: ‘Don’t Waste The Night’ (US Private I Records 4Z9 05217)
The curiously haunting vocal pitch and cadences are the actual hook of this young guys-nagged drumkit-tapped 102bpm wriggling swayer, a US soul hit finally on 12in (inst/7in flip), which at first I didn’t like but now can’t hear enough.
THE PAUL SIMPSON CONNECTION: ‘Treat Her Sweeter’ (US Easy Street EZS-7517)
Already picked up here by 10 Records, this typically loose and datedly shuffling soul rambler has “if you treat her sweeter it’ll be cheaper to keep her” chanting chix and some intermittent Vandross-ish vocal on the 117½-117¾-117¼(echoey break)-117¾-118¼bpm Dance Mix, or a possibly stronger and longer 117¼-117½-117¾-117(whole central section)-117¼bpm Dubmental Mix (radio edit too). Quite nostalgic.
KENNY COPELAND: ‘Summer (The First Time)’ (Streetwave MKHAN 44)
Bobby Goldsboro’s original still sounds best but this more sparse 0-84¼-0bpm remake by the Rose Royce singer is getting plenty of radio play (inst/edit flip). Don’t forget to feature it “the last day in June”!
SHANNON: ‘Stronger Together’ (LP ‘Do You Wanna Get Away’ US Mirage 90267-1)
Now sounding much like a hip hop Cyndi Lauper, in the States (where she singlehandedly started what amounts to the electrified 80s “girlie group” syndrome, and is still considered something of a leader) she is hitting hard with the tedious (0-)112¾bpm title track, although due for 12in where this more smoothly churning (0-)118bpm basher is much better, other stuff including a stark (0-)117¼bpm revival of Foreigner’s ‘Urgent‘.
GEORGE CLINTON: ‘Double Oh-Oh’ (US Capitol V-8642)
More groove than song, this drums battered monotonously driving 112¼bpm For Your Ears Only Mashed Mix is power-building P’funk, oddball but wailing (LP Version flip, and lots of random little bits).
COMMODORES: ‘Animal Instinct’ (Motown ZT40098)
It’s hard to know who could be buying this characterless fast (0-)128bpm tripping chugger with vocodered title line, really sub all its many influences.
WISH featuring FONDA RAE: ‘Making Love Feel So Good In The Morning’ (US Gold Cleft Records GC-001)
Rather empty little 116bpm jitterer wailed over chattering electro beats with girlie group support (dub/inst flip), less compulsive than her last one.
DISCO TOP 85 – May 25, 1985
01 01 19, Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
02 02 FEEL SO REAL, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
03 03 I WANT YOUR LOVIN’, Curtis Hairston, London 12in
04 11 HISTORY, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
05 04 LIKE I LIKE IT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
06 05 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE, Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
07 08 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, DeBarge, Gordy 12in
08 06 MAGIC TOUCH (CLUB MIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
09 21 WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY, The Team, EMI I2in
10 10 GIRLS ON MY MIND, Fatback, Atlantic 12in
11 12 19 (DESTRUCTION MIX), Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
12 07 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE/SHE JUST DON’T KNOW/TURN UP THE LOVE, Steve Arrington, Atlantic LP
13 15 THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU, Gloria D Brown, Krystal Records 12in
14 13 TURN IT UP, Conway Brothers, US Paula Records 12in
15 27 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
16 09 DANGEROUS/CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS (REMIXES), Pennye Ford, Total Experience 12in
17 33 ALL FALL DOWN, Five Star, Tent 12in
18 30 OH YEAH!, Bill Withers, CBS 12in
19 18 SETTLE DOWN (REMIX)/I LIKE YOUR STYLE, Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
20 32 SANCTIFIED LADY, Marvin Gaye, CBS 12in
21 17 FAN THE FLAME, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
22 22 GLOW/MOONCHILD/SOMEBODY (THE GIRL’S GOT), Rick James, US Gordy LP
23 45 SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR #1), Rene & Angela, US Mercury 12in
24 19 HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO)/I WANNA SAY I LOVE YOU/CALLING/SING A SONG OF LOVE/LOVE IS JUST A TOUCH AWAY, Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
25 14 SPEND THE NIGHT, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
26 16 WHAT’S MISSING, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
27 23 EYE TO EYE (REMIX), Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in/7in mix
28 29 MUTUAL ATTRACTION, Change, Cooltempo LP
29 — THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (REMIX), Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
30 25 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING, Touch Of Class, US Atlantic 12in
31 24 BAD HABITS, Jenny Burton, Atlantic 12in
32 — MAGIC TOUCH (THE VIBES VERSION), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
33 28 A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND/INNOCENT/ARE YOU THE ONE, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
34 68 BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (REMIX)/WE’VE GOT THE GROOVE, A Taste Of Honey, Capitol 12in
35 39 KEEP ON JAMMIN’, Willie Hutch, US Motown 12in
36 26 IT’S OVER NOW/MY SENSITIVITY (GETS IN THE WAY)/THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE, Luther Vandross, Epic LP
37 41 LA LA/THIEF IN THE NIGHT, George Duke, Elektra 12in
38 59 PLEASE DON’T BREAK MY HEART, The Affair featuring Alyson, US Easy Street 12in
39 36 SILVER SHADOW/ONE LOVE/IN THE HEAT OF PASSION, Atlantic Starr, US A&M LP
40 42 KING TUT (REMIX), Paul Hardcastle, US Profile 12in
41 31 PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND IN THE AIR PUT YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN IN YOUR UNDERWEAR, Redds & The Boys, London LP/7in promo
42 51 PICK UP THE PIECES/WATCHING YOU, JoAnna Gardner, Boiling Point 12in
43 37 LOVER UNDERCOVER/SO DELICIOUS/SHE’S A GO-GETTER, Fatback, Cotillion LP
44 — ATTACK ME WITH YOUR LOVE, Cameo, US Atlanta Artists 12in
45 — BABY DON’T HOLD YOUR LOVE BACK, Bridge, US Atlantic 12in
46 — LETS TALK/DUB VERSION, One Way, US MCA Records 12in
47 65 TAKE YOUR HEART AWAY, Kleeer, US Atlantic 12in
48 60 OH WHAT A FEELING (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX), Change, Cooltempo 12in
49 38 GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT/THE SWEETEST PAIN/SO WHERE ARE YOU?/ A NEW HORIZON, Loose Ends, Virgin LP
50 56 DEVOTED TO YOU, Cacique, Diamond Duel Records 12in
51 35 CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON, RAH Band, RCA 12in
52 69 BUTTERCUP, Carl Anderson, Streetwave 12in
53 53 FRESH (MARK BERRY US REMIX)/CHERISH, Kool & The Gang, De-Lite 12in
54 — IT AIN’T FAIR, Edwin Starr, Hippodrome 12in
55 — CAN’T GET ENOUGH (SOUL MIX)/(REGGAE MIX), Take 3, Elite 12in
56 44 TAKE ME TO THE TOP (REMIX), Advance, Belgian BMC 12in
57 58 I FOUND MY BABY (REMIXES), Gap Band, US Total Experience 12in
58 52 WARM AND TENDER LOVE, The Intruders, Streetwave 12in
59 48 OHH BABY (REMIX), Spank, Champion 12in
60 46 FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT/FRIENDS, Whodini, Jive 12in EP
61 74 IN MY PANTS/WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO, The Reddings, Boiling Point 12in
62 64 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY/DANCING IN THE SUN, George Howard, US TBA LP
63 47 HOLD ME TIGHT, Robert White, Calibre 12in
64 66 LOVE ON THE RISE (REMIX), Kenny G & Kashif, US Arista 12in
65 79 GOLDEN GIRL, Jakata, Motown 12in
66 re YOU WERE THE ONE (TOO LATE), Mink, US River Edge 12in
67 63 I REALLY WANT YOU, Smoke City, US Epic 12in
68 70 FORBIDDEN FRUIT/SUGAR DADDY, Richie Weeks & Centrefold/ Centrefold featuring Margaret Blount, Streetwave 12in
69 re ROCK ME TONIGHT (FOR OLD TIMES SAKE), Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
70 55 FROGGY MIX/PART 2, James Brown, Boiling Point 12in
71 77 TURN UP THE MUSIC, Roy Hamilton and Capiche, HBS 12in
72 57 BABY FACE, Merc And Monk, Manhattan 12in
73 72 ALWAYS THERE (US REMIX)/JAM JAM JAM, Willie Bobo/People’s Choice, CBS 12LP
74 75 LOVE TONIGHT, David Simmons, Atlantic 12in
75 82 TALK’S ALL OVER TOWN, The Reddings, US Polydor LP
76 85 IS THIS LOVE, Chris Cameron, Steinar 12in white label
77 re TEASER, Toney Lee, US Critique 12in
78 — TREAT HER SWEETER/DUBMENTAL MIX, The Paul Simpson Connection, US Easy Street 12in
79 re FREAK-A-RISTIC/CIRCLES, Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
80 71 SOMETHING THAT TURNS YOU ON/DON’T MAKE ME WAIT, Bill Withers, US Columbia LP
81 — GUARANTEE, Legion, US Columbia 12in
82 50 SAY WHAT?/MEET AT THE GO GO, Trouble Funk/Hot Cold Sweat, 4th + B’way LP
83 — LET’S CHANGE IT UP, Inner Life, Personal 12in
84 61 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (REMIX), Nina Simone, Charly 12in
85=— GIVE A LITTLE LOVE FOR LOVE, Stylistics, Virgin 12in
85=85 EYE TO EYE, Chaka Khan, Warner Bros LP
01 01 SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
02 03 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
03 08 TUNNEL OF LOVE, Carol Cooper, US Profile 12in
04 02 EAT YOU UP, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
05 04 BOYS COME AND GO, April, Record Shack 12in
06 06 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
07 07 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, Pamela Nightingale, Carrere 12in
08 05 DANGEROUS, Natalie Cole, US Modern 12in
09 13 UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Canadian Matra 12in
10 09 FAMOUS PEOPLE, Sharpe & Niles, Polydor 12in
11 18 SQUARE ROOM, Al Corley, US Mercury 12in
12 — HUMAN NATURE, Gino Soccio, Canadian Celebration 12in
13 10 LOVER COME BACK TO ME, Dead Or Alive, Epic 12in
14 25 YOU’RE SO ROMANTIC (REMIX), Sheryl Lee Ralph, US New York Music Company/Dutch Beat Box 12in
15 21 DANCING IN THE DARK, Mike Mareen, German Night & Day 12in
16 17 DATE WITH THE RAIN, Arnie’s Love, US Profile 12in
17 15 CAN’T STOP, Rick James, Motown 12in
18 11 WALK LIKE A MAN/MAN TALK (MEDLEY), Divine, Proto 12in
19 — THE EASY WAY OUT/ONE HUNDRED PERCENT/CLOSE TO PERFECTION/LEARN THE LINES OF LOVE, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
20 re MAN IN A MILLION (REMIX), Life Force, Polo 12in promo
21 16 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE, Nana Mclean, US Boulevard 12in
22 22 RISE UP FOR MY LOVE, Yvonne Kay, Italian X-Energy 12in
23 27 KEEP ON WALKING, Steve Rodway, Record Shack 12in white label
24 14 YOU’RE MY HEART YOU’RE MY SOUL, Modern Talking, Magnet 12in
25 23 ONE WAY TICKET, Louise Thomas, Passion LP
26 19 VICTIM OF LOVE, Charade featuring Norma Lewis, US Passion 12in
27 — NEW YORK CITY (REMIX), Village People, Record Shack 12in
28 28 THE BEAST IN ME, Bonnie Pointer, Epic 12in
29 re THREE STEPS FROM TRUE LOVE, Margaret Reynolds, US Dubwise 12in
30 24 LET ME FEEL IT (DISCONET REMIX), Samantha Gilles, Record Shack 12in
POP JOX are playing: 1 Paul Hardcastle, 2 Phyllis Nelson, 3 DeBarge, 4 Steve Arrington, 5 Curtis Hairston, 6 Tears For Fears, 7 Bronski Beat/Marc Almond, 8 Loose Ends ‘MT’, 9 RAH Band, 10 Grant/Graham, 11 Aurra, 12 Change ‘LGT’, 13 Eurythmics, 14 Skipworth & Turner, 15 Animotion, 16 Dead Or Alive, 17 Mai Tai, 18 Jimmy Nail, 19 Loose Ends ‘HOAS’, 20 Lillo Thomas, 21 Five Star, 22 Freddie Mercury, 23 Howard Jones, 24 Chaka Khan, 25 Cool Notes, 26 Belouis Some, 27 Pennye Ford, 28 Diana Ross, 29 Fatback, 30 Barbara Pennington, 31 Style Council, 32 Katrina & The Waves, 33 Scritti Politti, 34 Philip Bailey/Phil Collins, 35 Marvin Gaye, 36 Steve Arrington ‘DITKOL/SJDK’, 37 Duran Duran, 38 Divine, 39 Power Station, 40 Simple Minds.
Beats Per Minute for the last two week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):
Style Council 0-152-149f, Duran Duran 125¼f, Bryan Ferry 74f, Loose Ends 114½f, Go West 162f, Depeche Mode 0-117/58½f, Moore & Lynott (0-)180r, Everton 117c, Power Station (125-)122½-124½-124c/r, Manchester United 0-124f, Animotion 115f, Scritti Politti 67f, Stephen ‘TinTin’ Duffy (0-)120¾f, Kool 0-95/47½f, Billy Ocean 0-32¼-64½-0r, Rossi & Frost 127½f, Marvin Gaye 116½f, David Cassidy 49¼/98½f, Jesse Rae 133-130½f, Philip Bailey 0-42½/85f, Jim Diamond 49½-51f, A Taste Of Honey 119½-123½-123¾f, Dan Hartman 176f, Commodores 128f, Bobbysocks 138-0r.