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Last Dreamer
post Aug 12 2021, 04:16 PM
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In this thread I will compile monthly lists with all non-instrumental new entries from UK Top 40.

My rate system :
7 - Masterpiece
6 - Wonderful
5 - Very Good
4 - Good
3 - Average
2 - Weak
1 - Bad
0 - Awful

Winners :
[1962] (October) : Del Shannon - The Swiss Maid
[1977] (July) : Brotherhood of Man - Angelo
[1980] (March) : Barbara Dickson - January February


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For the first experiment October 1962 was selected. In the next month the Beatles got their first hit in UK with "Love Me Do" and changed the world of popular music.

October 1962 :
Good :
1. Del Shannon - The Swiss Maid (UK # 2) - 4
2. Mark Wynter - Venus In Blue Jeans (UK # 4) - 4
3. Frank Ifield - Lovesick Blues (UK # 1) - 4
4. Bobby Darin - If A Man Answers (UK # 24) - 4
Average :
5. Marty Robbins - Devil Woman (UK # 5) - 3
6. Johnny Tillotson - Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (UK # 21) - 3
7. Craig Douglas - Oh Lonesome Me (UK # 15) - 3
8. Susan Maughan - Bobby's Girl (UK # 3) - 3
9. Billy Fury - Because Of Love (UK # 18) - 3
10. Everly Brothers - No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile (UK # 11) - 3
Weak :
11. Four Seasons - Sherry (UK # 8) - 2
12. Little Richard - He Got What He Wanted (But He Lost What He Head) (UK # 38) - 2
13. Chris Montez - Let's Dance (UK # 2) - 2
14. Helen Shapiro - Keep Away From Other Girls (UK # 40) - 2

Without rate : Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen - The Pay Off (UK # 23)

Winner : Del Shannon - The Swiss Maid



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Latvian singer Linda Amantova (Anmary) was born in March 1980, thirty two years after she recorded my all-time # 1 single "Beautiful Song".

"January February", "Love Patrol" and Toyah's cover version of "Echo Beach" were # 1s in "Gražios Dainos" hitlist.

March 1980 :
Very good :
1. Barbara Dickson - January February (UK # 11) - 5
2. Dooleys - Love Patrol (UK # 29) - 5
Good :
3. Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart (UK # 17) - 4
4. BA Robertson - Kool In The Kaftan (UK # 17) - 4
5. Secret Affair - My World (UK # 16) - 4
6. Rush - Spirit Of Radio (UK # 13) - 4
Average :
7. Beat - Hands Off - She's Mine (UK # 9) - 3
8. Lambrettas - Poison Ivy (UK # 7) - 3
9. Shakin' Stevens - Hot Dog (UK # 24) - 3
10. John Foxx - No-One Driving (UK # 32) - 3
11. Genesis - Turn It On Again (UK # 8) - 3
12. Martha and the Muffins - Echo Beach (UK # 10) - 3
13. Sad Cafe - My Oh My (UK # 14) - 3
14. Judas Priest - Living After Midnight (UK # 12) - 3
15. Jam - Going Underground (UK # 1) - 3
16. Jon Pertwee - Worzel's Song (UK # 33) - 3
17. Iron Maiden - Running Free (UK # 34) - 3
18. Tony Rallo and the Midnight Band - Holdin' On (UK # 34) - 3
19. Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It (UK # 12) - 3
20. Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back To You (UK # 1) - 3
21. Vapors - Turning Japanese (UK # 3) - 3
22. Dr Hook - Sexy Eyes (UK # 4) - 3
23. Brothers Johnson - Stomp (UK # 6) - 3
Weak :
24. Narada Michael Walden - Tonight I'm Alright (UK # 34) - 2
25. David Bowie - Alabama Song (UK # 23) - 2
26. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno (UK # 1) - 2
27. Liquid Gold - Dance Yourself Dizzy (UK # 2) - 2
28. Stranglers - Bear Cage (UK # 36) - 2
29. UB40 - King (UK # 4) - 2
Bad :
30. UK Subs - Warhead (UK # 30) - 1
31. Gibson Brothers - Cuba (UK # 12) - 1
32. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Happy House (UK # 17) - 1
33. Bodysnatchers - Let's Do Rock Steady (UK # 22) - 1

Without rate : Bad Manners - Ne-Ne-Na-Na-Na-Na-Nu-Nu (UK # 28)

Winner : Barbara Dickson - January February

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post Aug 14 2021, 07:57 PM
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I would give a 6 to Turn It On Again and Spirit Of Radio, 5 to Echo Beach and Turning Japanese and 4 to My World, Poison Ivy, Going Underground and Geno.
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post Aug 24 2021, 11:30 AM
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I strongly dislike "I Feel Love", it's the one from the worst 70s hits.

"Angelo" and "Dreams" (my favourite Fleetwood Mac song) were # 1s in "Gražios Dainos".

July 1977 :
Very good :
1. Brotherhood of Man - Angelo (UK # 1) - 5
2. Fleetwood Mac - Dreams (UK # 24) - 5
Good :
3. Dave Edmunds - I Knew The Bride (UK # 26) - 4
4. Jonathan Richman - Roadrunner (UK # 11) - 4
5. Showaddywaddy - You Got What It Takes (UK # 2) - 4
6. Wurzels - Farmer Bill's Cowman (UK # 32) - 4
7. Tom Petty and Heartbreakers - Anything That's Rock And Roll (# 36) - 4
Average :
8. Television - Prove It (UK # 25) - 3
9. Barry Biggs - Three Ring Circus (UK # 22) - 3
10. Gary Glitter - A Little Boogie Woogie In The Back Of My Mind (UK # 31) - 3
11. Smokie - It's Your Life (UK # 5) - 3
12. Supertramp - Give A Little Bit (UK # 29) - 3
13. Commodores - Easy (UK # 9) - 3
14. Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone (UK # 6) - 3
15. Jam - All Around The World (UK # 13) - 3
16. Floaters - Float On (UK # 1) - 3
17. Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23 (UK # 35) - 3
18. Andy Gibb - I Just Wanna Be Your Everything (UK # 26) - 3
19. Fat Larry's Band - Centre City (UK # 31) - 3
20. Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way (UK # 39) - 3
Weak :
21. Stranglers - Something Better Change (UK # 9) - 2
22. Paul Nicholas - Heaven On The 7th Floor (UK # 40) - 2
23. Tavares - One Step Away (UK # 16) - 2
24. Saints - This Perfect Day (UK # 34) - 2
25. Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant (UK # 6) - 2
26. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Exodus (UK # 14) - 2
Bad :
27. Candi Staton - Nights On Broadway (UK # 6) - 1
Awful :
28. Donna Summer - I Feel Love (UK # 1) - 0

Without rate : Rah Band - The Crunch (UK # 6)

Winner : Brotherhood of Man - Angelo



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post Aug 24 2021, 02:44 PM
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I don't remember a lot of those but my favourites are I Feel Love by Donna Summer and We're All Alone by Rita Coolidge.
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post Aug 24 2021, 06:10 PM
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V Good-Supertramp , The Jam
Good- Fleetwood Mac, Commodores
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