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« on: September 22, 2007, 17:52:33 PM »

IM me if you have any disagrements with this list and I'll modify, add or subtract artists

1980
Positive Force    We Got The Funk    18
Regents    7 Teen    11
Styx    Babe    6
Azymuth    Jazz Carnival    19
Keith Michell    Captain Beaky / Wilfrid The Weasel    5
The Ramones    Baby I Love You    8
The Vapors    Turning Japanese    3
Stiff Little Fingers    At The Edge    15
Fern Kinney    Together We Are Beautiful    1
The Captain and Tennille    Do That To Me One More Time    7
Brothers Johnson    Stomp    6
Martha and the Muffins    Echo Beach    10
Leon Haywood    Don't Push It Don't Force It    12
Rush    Spirit Of Radio    13
Bobby Thurston    Check Out The Groove    10
Sky    Toccata    5
Rodney Franklin    The Groove    7
Mystic Merlin    Just Can't Give You Up    20
Crown Heights Affair    You Gave Me Love    10
The Mash    Theme From MASH    1
Lipps, Inc.    Funkytown    2
Teena Marie    Behind The Groove    6
Splodgenessabounds    Simon Templar / Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please    7
Stacy Lattisaw    Jump To The Beat    3
Yellow Magic Orchestra    Computer Game - Theme From The Invaders    17
Tom Browne    Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)    10
Nick Straker Band    A Walk In The Park    20
Kelly Marie    Feels Like I'm In Love    1
Split Enz    I Got You    12
Black Slate    Amigo    9
Coffee    Casanova    13
Sweet People    Et Les Ouiseaux Chantient    4
Dennis Waterman Band    I Could Be So Good For You    3
Stephanie Mills    Never Knew Love Like This Before    4
Air Supply    All Out Of Love    11
Young And Company    I Like What You're Doing To Me    20
St Winifreds School Choir    There's No One Quite Like Grandma    1


1981
Look    I Am The Beat    6
Yarborough And Peoples    Don't Stop The Music    7
Coast To Coast    Do The Hucklebuck    5
Fred Wedlock    The Oldest Swinger In Town    6
Joe Dolce Music Theatre    Shaddap You Face    1
Beggar & Co    Somebody Help Me Out    15
Girlschool (and Motorhead)    St Valentine's Day Massacre EP    5
Landscape    Einstein A Go Go    5
Graham Bonnet    Night Games    6
Tony Capstick    The Sheffield Grinder / Capstick Comes Home    3
Sugar Minott    Good Thing Going (We've Got A Good Thing Going)    4
Keith Marshall    Only Crying    12
Smokey Robinson   Being With You    1
Kim Carnes    Bette Davis Eyes    10
Champaign    How 'Bout Us    5
Vangelis    Chariots Of Fire Titles    12
Kate Robbins and Beyond    More Than In Love    2
Evasions    Wikka Wrap    20
Red Sovine    Teddy Bear    4
Tom Tom Club    Wordy Rappinghood    7
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    Hooked On Classics    2
Lobo    The Caribbean Disco Show    8
Bill Wyman    (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star    14
Startrax    Startrax Club Disco    18
Hi Gloss    You'll Never Know    12
Aneka    Japanese Boy    1
The Tweets    The Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)    2
(Dave Stewart with) Barabara Gaskin    It's My Party    1
Fureys With Davey Arthur    When You Were Sweet Sixteen    14
Laurie Anderson    O Superman    2
Snowmen    Hokey Cokey    18

1982
Brown Sauce    I Wanna Be   A Winner    15
Christopher Cross    Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)    7
Alton Edwards    I Just Wanna Spend Some Time With You    20
Mobiles    Drowning In Berlin    9
Adrian Gurvitz    Classic    8
Toni Basil    Mickey    2
J Geils Band    Centerfold    3
Goombay Dance Band    Seven Tears    1
Classix Nouveau    Is It A Dream    11
Monsoon    Ever So Lonely    12
PhD    I Won't Let You Down    3
Pigbag    Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag    3
Bardo    One Step Further    2
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts    I Love Rock `n' Roll    4
Patrice Rushen    Forget Me Nots    8
Nicole    A Little Peace    1
Charlene    I've Never Been To me    1
Natasha    Iko Iko    10
Cheri    Murphy's Law    13
Trio    Da Da Da    2
The Brat    Chalk Dust: The Umpire Strikes Back    19
Wavelength    Hurry Home    17
Boystown Gang    Can't Take My Eyes Off You    4
Toto Coelo    I Eat Cannibals Part 1    8
David Christie    Saddle Up    9
Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin    Walking On Sunshine    4
Evelyn "Champagne" King    Love Come Down    7
Mari Wilson    Just What I Always Wanted    8
Fat Larry's Band    Zoom    2
Pinkees    Danger Games    8
Bauhaus    Ziggy Stardust    15
Blue Zoo    Cry Boy Cry    13
Raw Silk    Do It To The Music    18
Renee and Renato    Save Your Love    1
A Flock Of Seagulls    Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)    10
(Malcolm McLaren and) World's Famous Supreme Team    Buffalo Gals    9
Santa Claus and the Christmas Trees    Singalong-A-Santa    19

1983
John Williams [USA]    Theme From "E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial)"    17
Wah!    Story Of The Blues    3
Incantation    Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsa Daesi)    12
Keith Harris And Orville    Orville's Song    4
Maisonettes    Heartache Avenue    7
Billy Griffin    Hold Me Tighter In The Rain    
Indeep    Last Night A DJ Saved My Life    13
Icehouse    Hey Little Girl    17
Patti Austin and James Ingram    Baby Come To Me    11
Orange Juice    Rip It Up    8
David Joseph    You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)    13
Kissing The Pink    Last Film    19
Mezzoforte    Garden Party    17
Sunfire    Young Free And Single    20
Tracie    The House That Jack Built    9
Twisted Sister    I Am (I'm Me)    18
Kenny Everett    Snot Rap    9
FR David    Words    2
Flash And The Pan    Waiting For A Train    7
H2O    Dream To Sleep    17
Booker Newbury III    Love Town    6
Funk Masters    It's Over    8
Jimmy The Hoover    Tantalise (Wo Wo Ee Yeh Yeh)    18
Mary Jane Girls    All Night Long    13
Lotus Eaters    First Picture Of You    15
(David Sylvian and) Ryuchi Sakamoto    Forbidden Colours    16
Roman Holliday    Don't Try To Stop It    14
Robert Plant    Big Log    11
Creatures    Right Now    14
Carmel    Bad Day    15
Ryan Paris    Dolce Vita    5
Hot Streak    Body Work    19
Lydia Murdock    Superstar    14
Will Powers    Kissing With Confidence    17
Rocksteady Crew    (Hey You) The Rocksteady Crew    6
Men Without Hats    The Safety Dance    6
Marilyn    Calling your Name    4
Assembly    Never Never    4

1984
Roland Rat Superstar    Rat Rapping    14
Icicle Works    Love Is A Wonderful Colour    15
Snowy White    Bird Of Paradise    6
Joe cigarettein    That's Livin' All Right / Breaking Away    3
Fiction Factory    Feels Like Heaven    6
Thomas Dolby    Hyperactive    17
Matthew Wilder    Break My Stride    4
Juan Martin    Love Theme From "The Thorn Birds"    10
Rockwell    Somebody's Watching Me    6
Nena    99 Red Balloons    1
Swans Way    Soul Train    20
Mel Brooks    To be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap Parts 1&2)    12
Richard Hartley    Music Of Torvill And Dean EP    9
Alexei Sayle    Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?    15
Julia and Company    Breakin' Down (Sugar Samba)    15
Weather Girls    It's Raining Men    2
Belle and the Devotions    Love Games    11
Evelyn Thomas    High Energy    5
Kenny Loggins    Footloose    6
Teri Wells    I'll be Around    17
Art Company    Susanna    12
Ollie & Jerry    Breakin... There's No Stopping Us    5
Windjammer    Tossing And Turning    18
Kane Gang    Closest Thing To Heaven    12
Divine    You Think You're A man    16
neil    Hole In My Shoe    2
Trevor Walters    Stuck On You    9
Alphaville    Big In Japan    8
John Waite    Missing You    9
Dazz Band    Let It All Blow    12
Murray Head    One Night In Bangkok    12
Strawberry Switchblade    Since Yesterday    4
Toy Dolls    Nellie The Elephant    4
Smiley Culture    Police Officer    12
Band Aid    Do They Know It's Christmas    1
Sal Solo    San Damiano (Heart And Soul)    15

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1985
Ashford & Simpson    Solid    3
The Limit    Say Yeah    17
The Colour Field    Thinking Of You    12
Don Henley    The Boys Of Summer    12
Sheila E    The Belle Of St Mark    18
Eddy & The Soul Band    Theme From Shaft    13
Phyllis Nelson    Move Closer    1
Philip Bailey    Easy Lover    1
Power Station    Some Like It Hot    14
Dream Academy    Life In A Northern Town    15
DeBarge    Rhythm Of The Night    4
USA For Africa    We Are The World    1
Curtis Hairston    I Want Your Lovin'    13
Steve Arrington    Feel So Real    5
Animotion    Obsession    5
The Crowd    You'll Never Walk Alone    1
Harold Faltermeyer    Axel F    2
Opus    Live Is Life    6
Denise LaSalle    My Toot Toot    6
Commentators    N-N-Nineteen (Not Out)    13
Conway Brothers    Turn It Up    11
Trans-X    Living On Video '85    9
D-Train    You're The One For Me    15
Total Contrast    Takes A Little Time    17
Baltimora    Tarzan Boy    3
Maria Vidal    Body Rock    11
John Parr    St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)    6
Colonel Abrams    Trapped    3
Arcadia    Election Day    7
Far Corporation    Stairway To Heaven    8
DC Lee    See The Day    3
Aled Jones    Walking In The Air    5
Sophia George    Girlie Girlie    7
Cherelle (& Alexander O'Neal)    Saturday Love    6


1986
Nana Mouskouri    Only Love    2
Belouis Some    Imagination    17
Latin Quarter    Radio Africa    19
Double    Captain Of Her Heart    8
Su Pollard    Starting Together    2
Hipsway    The Honeythief    17
Freddie Jackson    Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times' Sake)    18
Whistle    (Nothin' Serious) Just Buggin'    7
Big Audio Dynamite    E=MC2    11
Grange Hill Cast    Just Say No    5
It's Immaterial    Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune)    18
Aurra    You And Me Tonight    12
Patti LaBelle (and Michael MacDonald)    On My Own    2
Pete Wylie    Sinful!    13
Spitting Image    The Chicken Song    1
Doctor And The Medics    Spirit In The Sky    1
Nu Shooz    I Can't Wait    2
Ca$hflow    Mine All Mine / Party Freak    15
Lovebug Starski    Amityville (It's The House On The Hill)    12
Owen Paul    My Favourite Waste Of Time    3
Sly Fox    Let's Go All The Way    3
Claire and Friends    It's 'Orrible Being In Love (When You're 8)    13
Haywoode    Roses    11
Real Roxanne / Hitman Howie Tee    Bang Zoom Let's Go    11
Stan Ridgway    Camouflage    4
It Bites    Calling All The Heroes    6
Hollywood Beyond    What's The Colour Of Money?    7
Bruce Hornsby And The Range    The Way It Is    15
Anita Dobson    Anyone Can Fall In Love    4
Modern Talking    Brother Louie    4
Cutting Crew    (I Just) Died In Your Arms    4
Gwen Guthrie    Ain't Nothing Goin' On But The Rent    5
Farley "Jackmaster Funk"    Love Can't Turn Around    10
Psychedelic Furs    Pretty In Pink    18
MC Miker "G" & Deejay Sven    Holiday Rap    6
Timex Social Club    Rumours    13
Catherine Stock    To Have And To Hold    17
Berlin    Take My Breath Away    1
Letitia Dean and Paul Medford    Something Outa Nothing    12
Anita Baker    Sweet Love    13
Oran "Juice" Jones    The Rain    4
Gregory Abbot    Shake You Down    6
Iggy Pop    Real Wild Child (Wild One)    10
Robbie Nevil    C'est La Vie    3
Vesta Williams    Once Bitten Twice Shy    14
Peter Cetera          Glory of Love       3

1987
Steve "Silk" Hurley    Jack Your Body    1
Michael Crawford    The Music Of The Night    7
Taffy    I Love My Radio    6
The Jets    Crush On You    5
Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish    Male Stripper    4
Mental As Anything    Live It Up    3
Percy Sledge    When A Man Loves A Woman    2
Ben E King    Stand By Me    1
Westworld    Sonic Boom Boy    11
Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding    Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your  Drill Instructor)    2
Rainmakers    Let My People Go Go    18
Al Jarreau    "Moonlighting" Theme    8
Club Nouveau    Lean On Me    3
Ferry Aid    Let It Be    1
Spear Of Destiny    Never Take Me Alive    14
Glenn and Chris    Diamond Lights    12
Carey Johnson    Real Fashion Reggae Style    19
John Farnham    You're The Voice    6
Jody Watley    Looking For A New Love    13
Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction    Prime Mover    18
Broken English    Comin' On Strong    18
Freddie McGregor    Just Don't Want To Be Lonely    9
Boogie Box High    Jive Talkin'    7
Pseudo Echo    Funky Town    8
Spagna    Call Me    2
Wax    Bridge To Your Heart    12
Jonathan Butler    Lies    18
Levert    Casanova    9
Steve Walsh    I Found Lovin'    9
MARRS    Pump Up The Volume / Anitina (The  First Time I See She Dance)    1
Karel Fialka    Hey Matthew    9
Housemaster Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House    House Nation    8
Mel Smith (with Kim Wilde)    Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree    3

1988
Krush    House Arrest    3
Morris Minor And The Majors    Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime)    4
Jack'n'Chill    The Jack That House Built    6
Two Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet    (I'm) Tired Of Getting Pushed Around    18
Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers    Roses Are Red    8
Taja Sevelle    Love Is Contagious    7
The Primitives    Crash    5
Glen Goldsmith    Dreaming    12
Simon Harris    Bass (How Low Can You Go)    12
Pebbles    Girlfriend    8
Patrick Swayze featuring Wendy Fraser    She's Like The Wind    17
Danny Wilson    Mary's Prayer    3
Ofra Haza    Im Nin Alu    15
Star Turn On 45 (Pints)    Pump Up The Bitter (Brutal Mix)    12
Harry Enfield    Loadsamoney (Doin' Up The House)    4
Hot House Flowers    Don't Go    11
Desireless    Voyage Voyage (Remix)    5
LA Mix    Check This Out    6
Adventures    Broken Land    20
Timelords    Doctorin' The Tardis    1
Tracy Chapman    Fast Car    5
Sabrina    Boys (Summertime Love)    3
BVSMP    I Need You    3
Robbie Robertson    Somewhere Down The Crazy River    15
Breathe    Hands To Heaven    4
Tanita Tikaram    Good Tradition    10
Funky Worm    Hustle! To The Music    13
Jane Wiedlin    Rush Hour    12
All About Eve    Martha's Harbour    10
Royal House    Can You Party    14
Bobby McFerrin    Don't Worry Be Happy    2
Wee Papa Girl Rappers    Wee Rule    6
Robin Beck    The First Time    1
Hithouse    Jack To The Sound Of The Underground    14
Angry Anderson    Suddenly (Wedding Theme From "Neighbours")    3
Humanoid    Stakker Humanoid    17
Boy Meets Girl    Waiting For A Star To Fall    9
Freiheit    Keeping The Dream Alive    14

1989
Will To Power    Baby I Love Your Way - Freebird (medley)    6
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock    Get On The Dance Floor    14
Ten City    That's The Way Love Is    8
Tyree featuring Kool Rock Steady    Turn Up The Bass    12
Reynolds Girls    I'd Rather Jack    8
Kon Kan    I Beg Your Pardon    5
Chanelle    One Man    16
Midnight Oil    Beds Are Burning    6
Edelweiss    Bring Me Edelweiss    5
Lynne Hamilton    On The Inside (Theme From "Prisoner: Cell Block H")    3
Stevie Nicks    Rooms On Fire    16
Stefan Dennis    Don't It Make You Feel Good    16
Tone Loc    Funky Cold Medina / On Fire    13
Waterfront    Cry    17
M    Pop Muzik (remix)    15
Karyn White    Superwoman    11
A Guy Called Gerald    Voodoo Ray    12
Redhead Kingpin and the FBI    Do The Right Thing    13
Liza Minelli    Losing My Mind    6
Starlight    Numero Uno    9
Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) ft Liz E    Wishing On A Star    10
Kaoma    Lambada    4
Rob n Raz ft Laila K    Got To Get    8
Mixmaster    Grand Piano    9
Jeff Wayne    Eve Of The War (remix)    3
Van Morrison (with Cliff Richard)    Whenever God Shines His Light    20
Silver Bullet    20 Seconds To Comply    11
FPI Project Present Rich In Paradise featuring Sharon D Clark    Going Back To My Roots / Rich In Paradise    9
Band Aid II    Do They Know It's Christmas?    1
Halo James    Could Have Told You So    6
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 08:06:06 AM »

Great job Pinny - one of my favourite topics too Afro

I can't see Peter Cetera - The Glory of Love - #3 in 1986 in there ?
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 09:42:43 AM »

Added   Afro

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 12:20:10 PM »



How can you add Band Aid II?!?!?!?!?!       twas a farce!  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 15:26:54 PM »

1989 - Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning. What a tune! Afro

Whys this locked anyway? Huh
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 13:09:09 PM »

It's Locked to try and keep it to a Reference Page rather than A Full Blown thread
As Stated right At the Begining "IM me if you have any disagrements with this list and I'll modify, add or subtract artist"  Cheesy


1989 - Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning. What a tune! Afro

Whys this locked anyway? Huh
On this It Was their only uk top 20, But 89 Was A re-release it Was in the Charts in 88 followed By The dead Heart A few Months Later
So Based on that I Question whether a true 1 hit Wonder
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