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Official Singles Chart on 26/12/1982

26 December 1982 - 1 January 1983

The Official UK Singles Chart reflects the UK’s biggest songs of the week, based on audio and video streams, downloads, CDs and vinyl, compiled by the Official Charts Company. The UK Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the Top 100 is published exclusively on OfficialCharts.com. View the biggest songs of 2023.

 

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Chris

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Wish we had a Top 100 at the start of the 1980's.

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Andrew Green

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I remember reading that the chart was generally only published from positions 1-75. Between 75-100, preference would be given to new songs rather than fallers. This meant that a song could be counted as a re-entry when it had, in fact, only climbed a couple of places (because it had been artificially excluded from the previous chart).

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Nick Bellhouse

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#84 The Special AKA label is Two Tone cat no. CHSTT 23
#86 Runrig label is Ridge cat no. RRS 003
#92 Julio Iglesias label is CBS cat no. CBS A 2932
#93 Sleeping Lions label is CBS cat no. CBS A 2815
#100 Ozzy Osbourne label is Jet cat no. JETP 7030

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Blank

1

#57 is a continuation of the chart run of Xmas Party, not a new entry. The 4th week of a 4 week run.

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Institute for Music Research

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No 57: The label of Solid STOP 006 shows the title is 'Xmas Party'.

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Steve Mannion

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Was a chart actually compiled for this week?

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Martin Wedge

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Don't think so this was the last chart complied by the BMRB. Of interest is the fact that Gallup were awarded the contract from January 1983 mainly due to their computerised system and the chart hyping scandals that surrounded the BMRB during 1980 and their manual diary system that was increasingly seen as rudimentary. Although the BMRB had also put forward a computerised system when the contract came up for renewal the BPI wanted a change. Interestingly Gallup's first chart didn't have any major surprises in it when compared to the BMRB's last chart. How much chart hyping affected the charts is really still a matter of conjecture.

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Andrew Green

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No there wasn't. As was traditional at this time of year, if there wasn't a chart compiled, the previous weeks was just reprinted.

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James Taylor

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The last week of UK singles chart of December 1982 was 1st January 1983 according scans.chartarchive.org.uk