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December 26, 1981

Post  Adric on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:38 am

Please note that the next chart (week ending January 2, 1982) was "Frozen" . Basically, all of the songs from the countdown maintain their same position the following week.
Rather than having a Top 40 countdown, we go into the Hot 100 Song of 1980.

-----DROPOUTS-----
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross  Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven  --- 1 (3) / 17
The Old Songs - Barry Manilow --- 15 (2) / 10


Suspect  40 --- Love Is Alright Tonite - Rick Springfield (49)
31 39 --- Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
29 38 --- Private Eyes - Daryl Hall & John Oates  Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven
39 37 --- More Than Just The Two Of Us - Sneaker
38 36 --- Castles In The Air - Don McLean
Suspect  35 --- Take It Easy On Me - Little River Band (41)
24 34 --- Heart Like A Wheel - Steve Miller Band
37 33 --- Leader Of The Band - Dan Fogelberg
40 32 --- You Could Have Been With Me - Sheena Easton
33 31 --- Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie

34 30 --- Come Go With Me - The Beach Boys
22 29 --- My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) - Chilliwack
32 28 --- She's Got A Way - Billy Joel
20 27 --- Our Lips Are Sealed - The Go-Go's
30 26 --- Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
26 25 --- Steal The Night - Stevie Woods
28 24 --- Shake It Up - The Cars
27 23 --- I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World - Ronnie Milsap
17 22 --- Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply
25 21 --- Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight - Eddie Rabbitt

12 20 --- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
04 19 --- Oh No - The Commodores
19 18 --- Cool Night - Paul Davis
18 17 --- Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) - Kool & The Gang
21 16 --- Hooked On Classics - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
16 15 --- The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) - Juice Newton
15 14 --- Turn Your Love Around - George Benson
14 13 --- Comin' In And Out Of Your Life - Barbra Streisand
13 12 --- Yesterday's Songs - Neil Diamond
23 11 --- Centerfold - J. Geils Band

11 10 --- Trouble - Lindsey Buckingham
09 09 --- Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
10 08 --- Leather And Lace - Stevie Nicks w/ Don Henley
07 07 --- Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross
08 06 --- Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
05 05 --- Young Turks - Rod Stewart
06 04 --- I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
03 03 --- Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
02 02 --- Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner
01 01 --- Physical - Olivia Newton John  Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven




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Re: December 26, 1981

Post  misery guts on Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:35 am

R1 SINGLES CHART - 26 December 1981-1 January 1982

01 01 DON'T YOU WANT ME Human League ***
02 02 DADDY'S HOME Cliff Richard
03 03 ONE OF US ABBA
04 04 ANT RAP Adam and the Ants
05 10 THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE Bucks Fizz
06 05 IT MUST BE LOVE Madness
07 08 WEDDING BELLS Godley & Creme
08 12 ROCK N ROLL Status Quo
09 19 MIRROR MIRROR (MON AMOUR) Dollar
10 26 I'LL FIND MY WAY HOME Jon + Vangelis

11 23 YOUNG TURKS Rod Stewart
12 13 SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD The Police
13 07 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? Diana Ross
14 06 BEGIN THE BEGUINE (VOLVER A EMPEZAR) Julio Iglesias *
15 14 MY OWN WAY Duran Duran
16 09 BEDSITTER Soft Cell
17 15 CAMBODIA Kim Wilde
18 40 HOKEY COKEY The Snowmen
19 30 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU Foreigner
20 29 I COULD BE HAPPY Altered Images

21 36 STARS OVER 45 Chas & Dave
22 28 THE BIRDIE SONG (BIRDIE DANCE) The Tweets
23 18 FLASHBACK Imagination
24 27 WILD IS THE WIND David Bowie
25 11 LET'S GROOVE Earth, Wind & Fire
26 -- GET DOWN ON IT Kool and the Gang
27 20 THE LUNATICS (HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM) Fun Boy Three
28 RE HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon
29 22 FOUR MORE FROM TOYAH (E.P.) Toyah
30 31 DEAD RINGER FOR LOVE Meat Loaf

31 38 FOOTSTEPS Showaddywaddy
32 RE MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY Slade
33 -- I WANNA BE A WINNER Brown Sauce
34 17 I GO TO SLEEP The Pretenders
35 16 UNDER PRESSURE Queen + David Bowie **
36 35 PHYSICAL Olivia Newton-John
37 -- DON'T WALK AWAY The Four Tops
38 21 AY AY AY AY MOOSEY Modern Romance
39 34 BUONA SERA (DON'T BE ANGRY) Bad Manners
40 -- CHRISTMAS ON 45 Holly and the Ivys

-- 24 STEPPIN' OUT Kool and the Gang
-- 25 THE VOICE Ultravox
-- 32 TEARS ARE NOT ENOUGH ABC
-- 33 YES TONIGHT JOSEPHINE The Jets
-- 37 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND George Benson
-- 39 FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL) Haircut 100


Worth mentioning Brown Sauce here, who were Noel Edmonds and other presenters from kids show Swap Shop. The tune was the theme for a segment of the show relating to a talent contest.
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