|3||2||9||(Walkin’ On A) Love Cloud||-||5000 Volts|
|4||3||11||Hush Hush Maria||-||Joe Dolan|
|5||5||5||Superman||-||Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch|
|6||6||6||Yes Sir, I Can Boogie||-||Baccara|
|7||7||7||More Than A Lover||-||Bonnie Tyler|
|8||9||3||Ma Baker||-||Boney M|
|10||19||2||I Feel Love||-||Donna Summer|
|11||14||4||I Believe In You||-||Sharon Tandy & Graham Clarke|
|12||12||6||Gimme Dat Banana||-||Strobe|
|13||17||3||Give A Little Bit||-||Supertramp|
|14||10||7||Red Light Spells Danger||-||Billy Ocean|
|15||11||12||My Broken Souvenirs||-||Pussycat|
|16||New||1||Do You Wanna Make Love||-||Peter McCann|
|17||13||10||I Like Dreamin’||-||Kenny Nolan|
|18||16||14||Knowing Me, Knowing You||-||Abba|
|19||15||17||Yesterday’s Hero||-||John Paul Young|
|20||New||1||Another Funny Honeymoon||-||David Dundas|
Our number 1 spot was occupied by Space for a second week as ‘Magic Flight’ was unmoved from there. They were still a bit of a way off catching the only other French act to date to top the charts as Colombus’ had managed 5 weeks at 1 with ‘Milky Ways’. Kenny Rogers moved into second place with ‘Lucille’.
Supertramp’s 4 place climb with ‘Give A Little Bit’ earned them a star rater, but Donna Summer’s 9 place leap with ‘I Feel Love’ was the biggest climber of the week, a feat that she had not managed with her only other hit to date ‘Could It Be Magic’, in fact the best climb that song managed in a week was 3 places.
For the 3rd time in the last 4 weeks, we had 4 songs qualify as the biggest faller. This week all with a 4 place fall, Billy Ocean’s ‘Red Light Spells Danger’, Pussycat’s ‘My Broken Souvenirs’, Kenny Nolan’s ‘I Like Dreamin’ and John Paul Young’s ‘Yesterday’s Hero’ were the ones to claim the faller of the week title. This was the second week in a row for Billy Ocean’s hit while both the Pussycat and John Paul Young’s songs were amongst the 4 from 2 weeks previously and Kenny Nolan’s had been the only biggest faller 4 weeks back. For ‘Yesterday’s Hero’ it was a 3rd time with this honour and it was the 18th song to date to manage to accumulate 3 biggest fallers in a week titles (2 had managed 4).
The up side for ‘Yesterday’s Hero’ was that it was the oldest on the charts on 17 weeks.
We said goodbye to Bebu Silvetti’s ‘Spring Rain (Part 1) (Lluvia De Primavera)’ which had lasted 10 weeks and peaked at 4, unable to beat the performance of the only other song by an Argentinean artist that would chart, Waldo de los Rios’ ‘Mozart: Symphony No. 40 In G Minor K.550 1° Movement (Allegro Molto)’ which got to number 2 in a 14 week run.
Racing Cars’ ‘They Shoot Horses Don’t They?’ fell a week short of getting to double figures for weeks, lasting only 9 and peaking at 10 in the process. Like Silvetti they had no more SA hits in them.
Peter McCann’s ‘Do You Wanna Make Love’ was the highest of the 2 new entries with week, coming in at 16. McCann was primarily a songwriter, but did manage to get to number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US with the song as well as bagging a number 3 hit in New Zealand and topping the charts in Rhodesia. He has written songs that have been performed by a long list of luminaries of the music biz, including Kenny Rogers, Isaac Hayes, John Travolta, Paul Anka and Julio Iglesias to name a few. It is estimated that songs he has written have sold over 100,000,000 (one hundred million) copies.
David Dundas brought us the other new entry of the week and in so doing clocked up his second hit. ‘Another Funny Honeymoon’ would fail to emulate the success of his first hit, ‘Jeans On’. While the latter made number 3 in the UK, the former would stumble at number 29 and in the US ‘Honeymoon’ would not chart where ‘Jeans’ managed to get to number 17. It would also not match the chart topping ‘Jeans On’ managed in Germany, only getting to 6 there, but in Austria it did manage to replicate a peak of 3.