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post Apr 18 2015, 11:20 PM
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Thanks to a rare few days off work, and with a tragic lack of social life I've been checking out the Official UK Singles Chart Archive, now they've included the whole Top 100 from '83, and have discovered a few gems, such as these:

Tom Tom Club - The Man With The Four Way Hips (No. 82, 1983)


Three Degrees - Liar (No. 97, 1984)


Sandie Shaw - Frederick (No.93, 1986)


plus one track which I always felt should have been a hit, but never realised it wasn't that far off the Top 75:

Kirsty MacColl - In These Shoes (No.81, 2000)


There's a few to be getting on with. Any others which deserved to go Top 75 but didn't?

If this gets enough responses, how about a rate of tracks which peaked at #76 - #100? (not the catchiest of titles, admittedly, but then again it is gone midnight and I'm tipsy)


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post Apr 18 2015, 11:59 PM
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This piece of utter madness from 1994, a top 5 hit in Germany but only #77 here.

Brilliantly, it made top 30 in Scotland for reasons that will immediately become apparent.



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Some my favourites :

Kirsty Maccoll - Terry (# 82)



Star Sisters - Stars on 45 (# 80)



Dana - Little Things Mean A Lot (# 92)


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post Apr 19 2015, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE(BillyH @ Apr 19 2015, 12:59 AM) *
This piece of utter madness from 1994, a top 5 hit in Germany but only #77 here.

Brilliantly, it made top 30 in Scotland for reasons that will immediately become apparent.



well, it is...mad laugh.gif but I oddly like it
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post Apr 19 2015, 01:06 PM
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QUOTE(Sword of Justice @ Apr 19 2015, 09:19 AM) *
Some my favourites :

Kirsty Maccoll - Terry (# 82)



Yes, incredible track which deserved so much more
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post Apr 19 2015, 08:41 PM
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Dead Or Alive (International Chrysis) - Rebel Rebel (No.76, 1994)
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post Apr 22 2015, 01:44 PM
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From 1994, made #84 of March that year. This ALWAYS used to be selected on The Box. Was a hit in the US!!

"Worker Man" by Patra



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post Apr 22 2015, 02:00 PM
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This is not a good track, but deserves a LOL for the production values on the song - was originally going to be released in Summer 2003, released August 2004 and made #80!

"Painted Pony" - Acoustic Love Experience

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post Apr 22 2015, 08:02 PM
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Beyonce wasn't the first "Independent Woman" it was Roxanne Shante in 1990 making the dizzy heights of #77 - it's forgettable, but it's a decent feminist rap:



Jennifer Rush she of the "Power of Love" fame, was a regular in this region:

"Higher Ground" made #98 in 1990 - very up-tempo and more suited to Eurovision:



"You're My One and Only" made #90 in November 1988 - a ballad, but pleasent.



"Madonna's Eyes" made #84 in March 1986 - another up-tempo, but very dramatic and powerful - this could have been a massive hit



Whitney Houston's first single "You Give Good Love" - #93 in 1985 - This is a beautiful soul track:

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post Apr 22 2015, 08:10 PM
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Phyllis Nelson's "I Like You" from 1985, her follow up to "Move Closer" which made #81 - a different song alltogether - quite dancey this is:

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The best Eurovision winner of the 1980s - "Si la vie est cadeau" by Corrine Hermes which won for Luxembourg. Made #89 in 1983.



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Number 100 in 1994.
On the NPG label and featuring Prince on backing vocals.
Brilliant.



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post Apr 27 2015, 10:18 AM
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Some good choices (well maybe not Painted Pony laugh.gif ) Madonna's Eyes probably my fave of the lot.

Forgot to add this one (a former BJSC total flop for me no less):

Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait (No.91, 1987)


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Mandy Smith is my favourite SAW arstist.

I didn't heard before "Painted Pony", it's true pure pop. cheer.gif
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post May 2 2015, 08:25 PM
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I love that Mandy Smith song - shame she never had a hit sad.gif "Madonna Eyes" is one of Jennifer Rush's best after "The Power of Love". I love the Dead or Alive track - good piece of tranny pop.

#79 in February 1991 - "Secret" by Heart (Why the hell wasn't this a big hit!!):



"Love Hurts" by Barbara Dickson - made #153 (Zobbel supplied the information) was the theme tune to "Band of Gold" a drama series about prostitutes - she was in it

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Chaka Khan - "Through the Fire" #78 in 1985. Found a lease of life on that prat Kayne West's "Throught the wire" but the original is a gorgeous power ballad. Again, why wasn't this a bigger hit?



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