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post May 31 2015, 09:56 PM
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1980s Top 40 Rate

Number 20s

Below is a chronological list of all the singles which peaked at No.20 in the UK during the 1980s. Rate your faves, and the winner will go through to the final Ultimate Top 40 (where it will join the best No.1, No.2, No.3 etc).

Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
Mystic Merlin - Just Can't Give You Up
Electric Light Orchestra - I'm Alive
Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park
Young & Company - I Like (What You're Doing To Me)
Gary Numan - This Wreckage
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Evasions - Wikka Wrap
Rainbow - Can't Happen Here
Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Alton Edwards - I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time With You)
Junior - Too Late
Gary Numan - White Boys And Heroes
Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering
Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers
Sunfire - Young, Free And Single
Galaxy Feat Phil Fearon - Wait Until Tonight (My Love)
Gary Numan - Warriors
Elton John - Kiss The Bride
Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me
Swans Way - Soul Train
Status Quo - Going Down Town Tonight
Ozzy Osbourne - So Tired
Mighty Wah! - Come Back
Iron Maiden - Aces High
Dire Straits - So Far Away
Russ Abbot - All Night Holiday
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
David Grant & Jaki Graham - Mated
Ozzy Osbourne - Shot In The Dark
Audrey Hall - One Dance Won't Do
Bronski Beat - C'mon C'mon
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century Boy
Gary Moore - Over The Hills And Far Away
Raze - Jack The Groove
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise
Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister
Style Council - Wanted
Anthrax - I'm The Man
New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
Bananarama - I Can't Help It
Def Leppard - Armageddon It
Adventures - Broken Land
Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
Communards - There's More To Love
Metallica - Harvester Of Sorrow
Enya - Evening Falls
Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart
Sinitta - Love On A Mountain Top
Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
Van Morrison With Cliff Richard - Whenever God Shines His Light

you have the option to do a +30 vote like follows:

+30
+29
+28
+27
+26
+25
+24
+23
+22
+21
+20
+19
+18
+17
+16
+15
+14
+13
+12
+11
+10
+9
+8
+7
+6
+5
+4
+3
+2
+1

or you can use the standard:

+20
+19
+18
+17
+16
+15
+14
+13
+12
+11
+10
+9
+8
+7
+6
+5
+4
+3
+2
+1

or:

+20
+18
+16
+14
+12
+10
+8
+6
+4
+2

Good luck!


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+20 Adventures - Broken Land
+19 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
+18 Bananarama - I Can't Help It
+17 David Grant & Jaki Graham - Mated
+16 Ozzy Osbourne - So Tired
+15 Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
+14 Elton John - Kiss The Bride
+13 Raze - Jack The Groove
+12 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
+11 Mighty Wah! - Come Back
+10 Gary Numan - This Wreckage
+9 Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up
+8 Swans Way - Soul Train
+7 Bronski Beat - C'mon C'mon
+6 Mystic Merlin - Just Can't Give You Up
+5 Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
+4 Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me
+3 Sinitta - Love On A Mountain Top
+2 Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart
+1 Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be

Fully expecting a Cloudbusting landslide win here, but really hope Broken Land somehow manages it - a truly sublime record
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+20 Bananarama - I Can't Help It
+18 Elton John - Kiss The Bride
+16 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
+14 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
+12 Gary Numan - Warriors
+10 Iron Maiden - Aces High
+8 Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Mind
+6 Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights
+4 Adventures - Broken Land
+2 David Grant and Jaki Graham - Mated
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I'll be impressed if anyone manages a top 30 - what a strange bunch. Here's 20 - some of which I don't even really like very much.

+20 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
+19 The Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
+18 Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers
+17 Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
+16 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering
+15 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
+14 Russ Abbot - All Night Holiday
+13 Bronski Beat - C'mon C'mon
+12 Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century Boy
+11 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
+10 The Style Council - Wanted
+09 Gary Numan - This Wreckage
+08 The Mighty Wah! - Come Back
+07 Gary Numan - White Boys And Heroes
+06 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
+05 Raze - Jack The Groove
+04 Anthrax - I'm The Man
+03 The Communards - There's More To Love
+02 Gary Numan - Warriors
+01 Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
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+30 Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers
+29 Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
+28 Sinitta - Love On A Mountain Top
+27 Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
+26 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
+25 Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
+24 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
+23 Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century Boy
+22 Raze - Jack The Groove
+21 Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart

+20 Gary Numan - Warriors
+19 Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up
+18 Galaxy Feat Phil Fearon - Wait Until Tonight (My Love)
+17 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
+16 Evasions - Wikka Wrap
+15 Junior - Too Late
+14 Style Council - Wanted
+13 Swans Way - Soul Train
+12 Alton Edwards - I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time With You)
+11 Gary Numan - This Wreckage

+10 Young & Company - I Like (What You're Doing To Me)
+9 Sunfire - Young, Free And Single
+8 Bananarama - I Can't Help It
+7 Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park
+6 Bronski Beat - C'mon C'mon
+5 Gary Numan - White Boys And Heroes
+4 Audrey Hall - One Dance Won't Do
+3 Mystic Merlin - Just Can't Give You Up
+2 Mighty Wah! - Come Back
+1 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering
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There are 45 I like. Some forgotten gems in there! cool.gif
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+30 Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights
+29 Adventures - Broken Land
+28 Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me
+27 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
+26 Mystic Merlin - Just Can't Give You Up
+25 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
+24 David Grant & Jaki Graham - Mated
+23 Mighty Wah! - Come Back
+22 Swans Way - Soul Train
+21 Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
+20 Electric Light Orchestra - I'm Alive
+19 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering
+18 Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers
+17 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
+16 Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
+15 Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
+14 Communards - There's More To Love
+13 Bananarama - I Can't Help It
+12 Enya - Evening Falls
+11 Elton John - Kiss The Bride
+10 Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart
+9 Galaxy Feat Phil Fearon - Wait Until Tonight (My Love)
+8 Junior - Too Late
+7 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
+6 Style Council - Wanted
+5 Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
+4 Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister
+3 Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise
+2 Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
+1 Gary Numan - Warriors

Yes, that's right, Bucks Fizz... dance.gif w00t.gif
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20 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
18 Adventures - Broken Land
16 Enya - Evening Falls
14 Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
12 Communards - There's More To Love
10 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
08 Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister
06 Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
04 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
02 Raze - Jack The Groove





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+20 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
+18 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
+16 Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart
+14 Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
+12 Bananarama - I Can't Help It
+10 David Grant & Jaki Graham - Mated
+8 Junior - Too Late
+6 Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights
+4 Enya - Evening Falls
+2 Sinitta - Love On A Mountain Top
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QUOTE(richie @ Jun 1 2015, 12:09 PM) *
I'll be impressed if anyone manages a top 30 - what a strange bunch. Here's 20 - some of which I don't even really like very much.


Agreed. Very poor.
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Cloudbusting to run away with this
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20 Communards - There's More To Love
18 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
16 Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights
14 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
12 Van Morrison With Cliff Richard - Whenever God Shines His Light
10 Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
8 Adventures - Broken Land
6 Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart
4 Bananarama - I Can't Help It
2 Sinitta - Love On A Mountain Top
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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Jun 1 2015, 10:13 PM) *
Agreed. Very poor.


I insist any doubters re: overall quality go on youtube and look up Might Wah!, Soul Train, Bowie and the rest and convince me they aren't worth points. Pah! laugh.gif
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20 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
18 Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
16 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
14 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
12 Enya - Evening Falls
10 Raze - Jack The Groove
08 Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
06 Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister
04 Bronski Beat - C'mon C'mon
02 Communards - There's More To Love
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QUOTE(popchartfreak @ Jun 1 2015, 10:27 PM) *
I insist any doubters re: overall quality go on youtube and look up Might Wah!, Soul Train, Bowie and the rest and convince me they aren't worth points. Pah! laugh.gif



Will do. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(dandystar @ Jun 1 2015, 10:41 PM) *
20 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
18 Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
16 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
14 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
12 Enya - Evening Falls
10 Raze - Jack The Groove
08 Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
06 Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister
04 Bronski Beat - C'mon C'mon
02 Communards - There's More To Love



Almost the same as my list.
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+30 Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
+29 Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
+28 Gary Moore - Over The Hills And Far Away
+27 David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
+26 Mighty Wah! - Come Back
+25 New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God
+24 Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar
+23 Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend
+22 Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers
+21 Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise
+20 Dire Straits - So Far Away
+19 Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park
+18 Metallica - Harvester Of Sorrow
+17 Adventures - Broken Land
+16 Iron Maiden - Aces High
+15 Anthrax - I'm The Man
+14 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
+13 Elton John - Kiss The Bride
+12 Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me
+11 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering
+10 Def Leppard - Armageddon It
+9 Bananarama - I Can't Help It
+8 Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister
+7 Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century Boy
+6 Gary Numan - Warriors
+5 Enya - Evening Falls
+4 Gary Numan - This Wreckage
+3 Gary Numan - White Boys And Heroes
+2 Ozzy Osbourne - Shot In The Dark
+1 Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
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Number 20s - The Results!

Just two failed to get any votes:

Rainbow - Can't Happen Here
Status Quo - Going Down Town Tonight


As for the rest:

2. New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God 132
3. Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend 118
4. Skids - Working For The Yankee Dollar 104
5. Adventures - Broken Land 96
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum 96
7. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) 88
8. Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers 86
9. Bananarama - I Can't Help It 84
10. Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection 77
11. Mighty Wah! - Come Back 70
12. Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind 64
13. Donna Summer - Love's About To Change My Heart 63
14. Bucks Fizz - One Of Those Nights 58
15. Elton John - Kiss The Bride 56
16. David Grant & Jaki Graham - Mated 53
17. Raze - Jack The Groove 52
18. Communards - There's More To Love 51
19. Enya - Evening Falls 49
20. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Genetic Engineering 47
21. Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me 44
22. Swans Way - Soul Train 43
23. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century Boy 42
24. Gary Numan - Warriors 41
25. Mystic Merlin - Just Can't Give You Up 35
Sinitta - Love On A Mountain Top 35
27. Gary Numan - This Wreckage 34
28. Junior - Too Late 31
29. Style Council - Wanted 30
Bronski Beat - C'mon C'mon 30
31. Sharon Redd - Never Give You Up 28
Gary Moore - Over The Hills And Far Away 28
33. Galaxy Feat Phil Fearon - Wait Until Tonight (My Love) 27
34. Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park 26
Iron Maiden - Aces High 26
Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister 26
37. Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise 24
38. Electric Light Orchestra - I'm Alive 20
Dire Straits - So Far Away 20
40. Anthrax - I'm The Man 19
41. Metallica - Harvester Of Sorrow 18
42. Ozzy Osbourne - So Tired 16
Evasions - Wikka Wrap 16
44. Gary Numan - White Boys And Heroes 15
45. Russ Abbot - All Night Holiday 14
46. Alton Edwards - I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time With You) 12
Van Morrison With Cliff Richard - Whenever God Shines His Light 12
48. Young & Company - I Like (What You're Doing To Me) 10
Fine Young Cannibals - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be 10
Def Leppard - Armageddon It 10
51. Sunfire - Young, Free And Single 9
52. Audrey Hall - One Dance Won't Do 4
53. Ozzy Osbourne - Shot In The Dark 2
54. Saxon - Wheels Of Steel 1

No surprises here:

1. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting 161



The Ultimate 80s Top 40:

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3.
4.
5. Kate Bush - Babooshka
6.
7. Prefab Sprout - The King Of Rock N Roll
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11. Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
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14. Dusty Springfield - In Private
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20. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
21. The Jam - That's Entertainment
22. De La Soul - Me Myself I
23. The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
24. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
25. The Smiths - This Charming Man
26. The Smiths - Big Mouth Strikes Again
27. Cure - Catch
28. Wonder Stuff - Who Wants To Be The Disco King?
29. New Order - Temptation
30. Clash - Rock The Casbah
31. Cure - A Forest
32. Abba - The Day Before You Came
33. Abba - Thank You For The Music
34. Joy Division - Atmosphere
35. The Fall - Victoria
36. Weird Al Yankovic - Eat It
37. Kate Bush - The Big Sky
38. New Order - Procession/Everything's Gone Green
39. Blondie - War Child
40. Chris De Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling/The Ballroom Of Romance
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