Sunday 17 December 2017

The top ten this week in 1981

1 Jealous Guy Roxy Music

2 Kings of the Wild Frontier Adam and the Ants

3 Shaddup You Face Joe Dolce Music Theatre

4 Vienna Ultravox

5 (Do) The Hucklebuck Coast To Coast

6 Kids In America Kim Wilde

7 This Ole House Shakin Stevens

8 Southern Freez Freez

9 Something 'Bout You Baby I Like Status Quo

10 St. Valentine's Day Massacre (EP) Motorhead/Girlschool

Three months after John Lennon's death, Roxy Music reached No. 1 with their version of 'Jealous Guy' from his 1971 album 'Imagine'. Lennon had never released the song - when the original version was finally released as a single in 1985, it peaked at No. 65 in the UK and 80 in the US. Roxy Music's hit brought to an end one of the most famous eighties No. 1 battles (and injustices ) as American-born Australian Joe Dolce's comic 'Shaddup You Face' denied Ultravox a chart topper with their majestic 'Vienna', holding it off for three weeks.

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