Friday, May 11, 2007

Do you remember the week of the 14th July 1985?... I don't know if Triple M can!

Well, it's that time again, to see how Triple M can make mince meat of a music chart.  This is no music chart, in fact, it's another list of personal favourites from either Andy G, or his program director.  Let's do it again, and get straight to the music..... 

Here is Triple M's chart exactly how they played it on Friday 11th May.  And as per-usual, noting all the corrections, direct from the Australian Music Report.

Triple M 104.9 COLD 30
Friday 11th May 2007


CH#  TRACK TITLE ARTIST/GROUP (correct chart date) LABEL CAT No:

30.  Road to Nowhere Talking Heads (14 Oct 1985) EMI EMI 1578
29.  Dancing on the Jetty  Inxs (14 Jan 1985) WEA 7=259198
28.  Everybody wants to work (beach party EP) Uncanny X-Men (13 Aug 1984) Mushroom 14068
27.  Like wow!, wipeout The Hoodoogurus (21 Oct 1985) Big Time BST 1588
26.  The Riddle Nik Kershaw (24 Dec 1984) MCA NIK 6
25.  Don't come around here no more Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (29 Apr 1985) MCA 7-52496
24.  Walls come tumbling down The Style Council (10 Jun 1985) Polydor 883-004-7
23.  Species deceases Midnight Oil (2 Dec 1985) CBS / Sprint EX 12023
22.  Running up that hill Kate Bush (23 Sep 1985) EMI EMI 1553
21.  Current Stand Kids In the Kitchen (2 Sep 1985) White Label K 9804
20.  Lonely old night John Cougar Mellencamp (14 Oct 1985 Mercury / Riva 880 984-7
19.  Close to you  The Cure (9 Dec 1985) WEA / Fiction CURE 2
18.  And we danced The Hooters (23 Sep 1985) CBS BA 3333
17.  Slave to the rhythm Grace Jones (16 Dec 1985) Manhattan MH 1619
16.  California girls David Lee Roth (25 Feb 1985) Warner Bros 7-29102
15.  A good heart Feargal Sharkey (25 Nov 1985) Virgin VS 808
14.  Working class man Jimmy Barnes (25 Nov 1985) Mushroom K 9883
13.  Lost weekend Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (20 Jan 1986) Polydor 883-567-7
12.  Take on me A-ha (9 Sep 1985) Warner Bros 7-29011
11.  Pleasure and pain The Divinyls (23 Sep 1985) Chrysalis K 9799
10.  We close our eyes Go west (6 May 1985) Chrysalis K 9622
9.   Sussudio Phil Collins (4 Mar 1985) WEA 7-259181
8.   She sells sanctuary The Cult (THIS TRACK NEVER CHARTED) (Obviously, One of Andy's personal picks)
7.   Raspberry Beret Prince (5 Aug 1985) Paisley Park 7-28929
6.   The heat is on Glenn Frey (25 Mar 1985) MCA 7-52512
5.   Out of mind, out of sight The Models (15 July 1985) Mushroom K 9673
4.   Man overboard Do Re Mi (17 Jun 1985) Virgin VGZ 003
3.   Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen (28 Jan 1985) CBS BA 223245
2.   Shout Tears for Fears (11 Feb 1985) Mercury 880 294-7
1.   What you need Inxs (9 Sep 1985) WEA 7-258971

The first three big discrepencies are Jimmy Barnes, Feargal Sharkey, and Grace Jones.  None of these singles weren't even in the record shops until late October, and had not even charted until November and December.  Let's take a look at the Cure.  "Close to you" did not even appear on the chart until Monday 9th December, and the best one, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions with "Lost weekend"....... that didn't even chart until 1986?

On the other hand, Inxs's "Dancing on the Jetty" charted during January and February, and only got as high as #39 on the Australian Music Report.  It only got as high as #28 on my personal charts, and considering it being a minor hit, this song would have been long gone by July.  At this time, Uncanny X'Men's "Everybody wants to work", was already a year old, as it first appeared on the "Party" EP, which charted in August '84.  The song didn't get strong air-play until late September and October of '84, and considering that Triple M's chart was of July 1985, this track was also long gone.

The Cult's "She sell sanctuary" never charted, as this group's first single, "Love removal machine" didn't appear until Monday 13th April 1987, under the Beggars Banquet label.

Now lets go to my chart from this time.....

1.   Crazy for you Madonna Geffen GEF 29051
2.   Money for nothing Dire Straits Vertigo 880 916-7
3.   Spanish eddie Laura Branigan Atlantic 7-89531
4.   Steady Jules Shear EMI America AMI 8259
5.   50 years Uncanny X-Men Mushroom K 9671
6.   Walking on sunshine Katrina and the Waves Capitol CP 1475
7.   Axel-F Harold Faltermeyer MCA 7.52536
8.   Run to me Dionne Warwick and Barry Manilow Arista ARIST 610 (UK)
9.   Heaven Bryan Adams A&M K 9683
10.  Get it on (bang a gong) The Power Station Parlophone A 1510
11.  Memory Elaine Paige Polydor 2059-364
12.  Life in a northern town The Dream Academy Warner Bros 7-28995
13.  Suddenly Billy Ocean Jive LS 1493
14.  Walls come tumbling down The Style Council Polydor 883 004-7
15.  Live it up Mental as Anything Regular RRSP 746
16.  Would I lie to you The Eurythmics RCA Victor 104407
17.  Lead the way I'm Talking Regular K 9778
18.  Just a gigglo/I ain't got nobody David Lee Roth Warner Bros 7-29040
19,  If you love somebody, set them free Sting A&M K 9693
20.  Voices carry Til Tuesday Epic ES 1035
21.  Take it back The Pookah Makes Three Virgin / 10 TEN 31
22.  Don't you forget about me Simple Minds Virgin VS 749
23.  Everything I need Men At Work CBS BA 3308
24.  Obsession Animotion Mercury 880-266-7
25.  A view to a kill Duran Duran EMI EMI 1502
26.  All she wants to do is dance Don Henley Geffen GEF 29065
27.  Two can play Australian Crawl Freestyle FREE 0004
28.  We will together The Eurogliders CBS BA 3277
29.  Into the Groove/Angel Madonna Sire 7-29008
30.  Every time you go away Paul Young CBS BA 3280

In reality, Go West's "We close our eyes", though it was a great song, had just finished an eight week stretch, and had just fallen off.  Tears for Fears, "Everybody wants to rule the world" had also charted well but had recently drifted out of the top 30.  Philips was heavily promoting it's CD players at the time, as Dire Straight's "So Far away" was used in their TV adverts.  The actual double-a side single with "The walk of life" had also moved out of the chart in late June, after a respectible ten week run.

Madonna was doing well during 1985, with singles like, "Like a virgin", "Material girl", "Into the groove / Angel", and on this particular week was scoring the #1 single with "Crazy for you".  Laura Branigans "Spanish eddie" started charting on the Australian Music Report in the first week of September, but had already gone to the top of my chart, as 2Day FM was heavily playing an advanced copy of it.

Just around the corner were new entries from the Models and Tears for Fears.  "Out of mind, out of sight", would receive very strong air-play through August and September.   "Head over heals" from Tears for Fears also got a good belting on FM radio during the same months.

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