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> One Week Wonders in the UK Chart, An ongoing journey through the shortest lived hits (now in Aug 1983)
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Quite a mixed back of tracks posted in the last few days, most of which I have absolutely no recollection of! I had forgotten though that Renee and Renato had make another attempt at a Christmas number 1 but a year to the week when they climbed to number 1 they were now languishing at the exact opposite end of the top 100.

Although no chart was compiled between Christmas and New Year 1983/4, the chart published in Music Week for the issue dated 7 January 1984 indicates that it was based on sales from 19-31 December so, if correct, at least sales data in the week leading up to 24 December didn't just get discarded. 'Breaking Away' by Joe Fagin, one of the tracks listed as a two week wonder due to the frozen chart at the end of 1983, did in fact go on to be a top 5 hit. Record Mirror listed 'Breaking Away' for the chart dated 24/12/83 but for subsequent weeks the flip side of the single, 'That's Living Alright', was listed. Both songs were from Auf Wiedersehen Pet.

'Best Mix Of Our Lives' by Modern Romance was another of those megamix tracks that labels were releasing in 1985. Other acts to also have the megamix treatment in 1985 included The Sweet and T.Rex.
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