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Friday, 31 October 2014

Five Star - "Love Take Over" - 1985


Five Star - "Love Take Over"
 
The 6th Single from Five Star was released in September 1985 and reached Number 25 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Bernard Oates & Robert Van Schaick it was released on Tent records on  7 inch & two 12 inches and spent  9 weeks on the chart.
 
Pop Shop TV Performance
 
 
Review From Smash Hits
 





Over The Limit Mix


 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

I Love 1981 - BBC



I Love 1981 - BBCAdam Ant looks back at the music, movies TV and fashions of 1981 including:

Adam and The Ants
Magnum PI
The Royal Wedding Charles & Diana
Valentine's Cards
Porky's
Shakin Stevens
Dangermouse
Omega Chewing Gum
Executive Toys
Kim Wilde
Eric Bristow - Darts
Bullseye
Chocolate Biscuits Bars
New Romantics
Spandau Ballet
Duran Duran
No7 Makeup
Smelly Rubbers
Nuclear War - Threads
Gregory's Girl
Altered Images - Clare Grogan



Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Imagination - Changes - 1982



Imagination - "Changes"
 
The 8th Single from Imagination was released in December 1982 and reached Number 31 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Leee Jon, Ashley Ingram, Steve Jolley & Tony Swain it was released on R&B records on  7 inch, 12 inch and spent  8 weeks on the chart.
 
 
 
Smash Hits Review by Dave Rimmer
 



 
Larry Levan Mix
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Top 100 Albums of the 80s - 01 to 10

A rundown of the Best 100 Selling Albums in  the U.K. of the 80s as compiled by the Official Chart Company listing sales of the albums in the 80s.


1 BROTHERS IN ARMS DIRE STRAITS 3,086,000
 




2 BAD MICHAEL JACKSON 3,007,000
 




3 THRILLER MICHAEL JACKSON 2,616,000

 



4 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 2,222,000
 





5 WHITNEY WHITNEY HOUSTON 1,910,000
 



6 CAN'T SLOW DOWN LIONEL RICHIE 1,888,000
 



7 KYLIE- THE ALBUM KYLIE MINOGUE 1,877,000
 



8 TRUE BLUE MADONNA 1,827,000...
 



9 TANGO IN THE NIGHT FLEETWOOD MAC 1,787,000
 




10 THE JOSHUA TREE U2 1,724,000

Saturday, 25 October 2014

I Love 1980 - BBC


I Love 1980 - BBC

Larry Hagman looks back at the music, movies TV and fashions of 1980 including:

Fame
The Gap Band
Kelly Marie
Diff'rent Strokes
Monster Munch
Pac Man
Metal Mickey
Kickers
Human League
OMD
Tales of The Unexpected
Barbara Woodhouse
Sheena Easton
The Face
Moscow Olympics
Dallas 



Top 100 Albums of the 80s - 11 to 20

A rundown of the Best 100 Selling Albums in  the U.K. of the 80s as compiled by the Official Chart Company listing sales of the albums in the 80s.


11 NO JACKET REQUIRED PHIL COLLINS 1,675,000
 


 

12 LIKE A VIRGIN MADONNA 1,550,000
 




13 GRACELAND PAUL SIMON 1,534,000

 




14 INTRODUCING THE HARDLINE ACCORDING TO TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY    
      1,486,000
 





15 TEN GOOD REASONS JASON DONOVAN 1,454,000

 




16 A NEW FLAME SIMPLY RED 1,418,000
 





17 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 1,350,000
 




18 MAKE IT BIG WHAM! 1,332,000
 





19 NO PARLEZ PAUL YOUNG 1,331,000
 




20 BAT OUT OF HELL MEAT LOAF 1,317,000

Friday, 24 October 2014

Smash Hits Year Book 1983


Read the 1983 Smash Hits Year Book in Full at Smash Hits Remembered

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Top 100 Albums of the 80s - 21 to 30

A rundown of the Best 100 Selling Albums in  the U.K. of the 80s as compiled by the Official Chart Company listing sales of the albums in the 80s.


21 BORN IN THE USA BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 1,277,000
 





22 LOVE SONGS BARBRA STREISAND 1,276,000
 





23 BRIDGE OF SPIES T'PAU 1,268,000
 




24 INVISIBLE TOUCH GENESIS 1,253,000
 




25 DARE HUMAN LEAGUE 1,248,000
 




26 LOVE OVER GOLD DIRE STRAITS 1,237,000
 




27 POPPED IN SOULED OUT WET WET WET 1,229,000
 




28 DIAMOND LIFE SADE 1,227,000
 




29 ALF ALISON MOYET 1,210,000
 




30 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY RICK ASTLEY 1,208,000

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Yazoo - Upstairs At Erics - 1982


Upstairs At Eric's is  Yazoo's debut album.  Released on 25th June 1982 on Neutron Records. It was produced by the band and Eric Radcliff. The album reached No. 2 on the British charts, and peaked at No. 92 in the US charts, where the group were known as Yaz.

Listen to the Full album:



Track Listing:

"Don't Go"
"Too Pieces"
"Bad Connection"
"I Before E Except After C"
"Midnight"
"In My Room"
"Only You"
"Goodbye Seventies"
"Situation"
"Winter Kills"
"Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)"


 

The Smash Hits Review
 


Top 100 Albums of the 80s - 31 to 40

A rundown of the Best 100 Selling Albums in  the U.K. of the 80s as compiled by the Official Chart Company listing sales of the albums in the 80s.


31 BUT SERIOUSLY PHIL COLLINS 1,207,000



32 LIVE- UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY U2 1,202,000
 




33 AN INNOCENT MAN BILLY JOEL 1,150,000
 




34 PRIVATE COLLECTION 1979-1988 CLIFF RICHARD 1,144,000
 




35 COMPLETE MADNESS MADNESS 1,133,000
 




36 RIO DURAN DURAN 1,113,000
 




37 ANYTHING FOR YOU GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND
     
MACHINE 1,109,000
 




38 SUPER TROOPER ABBA 1,076,000
 




39 KICK INXS 1,055,000
 



40 TRACY CHAPMAN TRACY CHAPMAN 1,053,000