This week in 1983 - the first ever ARIA chart.
Numbers 50 to 26:
Numbers 25 to 1:
And I'll be adding 1983 recaps to my weekly posts from now on.
Week ending July 17, 1983
Electric Avenue, Bad Boys, Buffalo Soldier, Shiny Shiny, We Two and Gotta Give The Grog Away enter the chart.
Top 50 misses from George Benson, Roman Holliday and Hoodoo Gurus.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/this-week-in-1983-july-17-1983.html
Week ending July 24, 1983
Candy Girl, (Keep Feeling) Fascination, She Works Hard For The Money, Nobody's Diary, It Must Be You and Never Gonna Die debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Malcolm McLaren, Venetians, Kenny Everett and Iron Maiden.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/this-week-in-1983-july-24-1983.html
Week ending July 31, 1983
Week ending August 7, 1983
Week ending August 14, 1983
Week ending August 21, 1983
Week ending August 28, 1983
Week ending September 4, 1983
Week ending September 11, 1983
Week ending September 18, 1983
The Police, The Cure and Paul Anka debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Renee Geyer and Talking Heads.
Week ending September 25, 1983
Debuts from BJ Thomas and Mezzoforte.
Top 50 misses I'd never heard of from Agnetha Faltskog, Audrey Landers, The Fixx, Dolly Parton, Divinyls, Real Life and one I had by Peter Schilling.
Week ending October 2, 1983
Karma Chameleon, Who’s That Girl, Give It Up, Montego Bay, McRawhide, (She’s) Sexy + 17, Big Log and Lined Up debut.
Top 50 misses from Rod Stewart, 10cc and Jimmy The Hoover.
Week ending October 9, 1983
Modern Love, I Hear Motion, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All and two America’s Cup-related entries, The Australia’s Cup and We’re Coming To Get You.
Plus, a top 50 miss from Blue Rose
Week ending October 16, 1983
Reckless (on the Semantics EP), Just Got Lucky, Love Blonde, Red Red Wine, the original version of How Am I Supposed To Live Without You and a re-release of Down Under debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Slingshot, Donna Summer, Uncanny X-Men, Little Heroes and Australia Who? Syndicate.
Week ending October 23, 1983
Islands In The Stream, Tonight I Celebrate My Love, Gold and Soldier Of Fortune debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Expression, Cliff Richard and Juluka.
Week ending October 30, 1983
David Sylvian/Ryuichi Sakamoto, Elvis Costello & The Attractions and Ray Charles debut.
Plus top 50 misses from Def Leppard, New Edition, New Order and The Lotus Eaters.
And a look at the albums chart.
Week ending November 6, 1983
Say Say Say, Change In Mood, Union Of The Snake, Crystal, Some People (Have All The Fun) and Hold Me Tight/No Sense debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Sheena Easton, Wham! and World Famous Oralettes.
Week ending November 13, 1983
Uptown Girl, Long Hit Summer, This Is Not A Love Song, Life Gets Better and Life Begins At Forty debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Machinations, Rita Coolidge, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Johnnys and Matt Finish.
With this chart my record collection officially started with the purchase of the aforementioned Billy Joel song on 7", the LP collection would start a month later with Living In The Seventies by Skyhooks.
Week ending November 20, 1983
All Night Long (All Night), Suddenly Last Summer, Mama, I Can Hear Your Heartbeat and Swear debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Michael Jackson, Madness, Men At Work, Sharon O'Neill, Rick Springfield, Moving Pictures and The Frames.
Week ending November 27, 1983
Come Back And Stay, Computer One and Staring At The Embers debut.
Plus, a top 50 miss from Heaven 17.
Week ending December 4, 1983
Madonna's first top 100 appearance.
Plus, new top 50 entries for Hoodoo Gurus, The Rolling Stones, John Williamson, Michael Sembello, Split Enz and Mental As Anything.
And top 50 misses from Howard Jones and Annabel Lamb.
Week ending December 11, 1983
Twist Of Fate, Why Me?, Listening and Magic debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from The Expression, Vertical Hold and Carpenters.
Week ending December 18, 1983
Original Sin, Cut The Talking, In A Big Country and Only Thinking debut.
Top 50 misses from Adam Ant, KISS, Goanna and Little Heroes.
Week ending December 25, 1983
The final chart for 1983, with debuts from Come Said The Boy, *** On Feel The Noize, Owner Of A Lonely Heart and Kissing With Confidence.
Plus, top 50 misses from ABC, Ventians, Glenn Shorrock and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
And the year-end top 100 and links to all the ARIA top 50s from 1983.
I could've used the break between chart flashbacks to have a break from blogging. Instead, I've compiled a list of all the number 2 hits on the Australian chart from the 80s.
Here's part 1, covering 1980-1984: