“Raiders Of The Pop Charts Part 1” by Various Artists - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1982 →(B-list) Album Chart of the 1980s →

TJR says

Rather than taking the usual hot-off-the-press approach, the TV-advertised “Raiders Of The Pop Charts” (cutely piggybacking 'Raiders of the Lost Ark') went for the year-end retrospective angle, with 15 tracks in part 1 and another 15 on part 2, both records being released simultaneously. Whilst other LPs in the same marketplace would often make brutal early fades to accommodate runtime editorials, Ronco made a big effort to include the full 7" single versions here, so fair play to them on that score.

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A1 [03:23] 9.1.png Madness - Our House (Cathal Smyth, Chris Foreman) Pop
A2 [02:34] 2.4.png Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives (David Jaymes) Pop
A3 [03:36] 6.3.png Haircut One Hundred - Love Plus One (Nick Heyward) New Wave
A4 [02:27] 6.7.png Clannad - Theme From Harry’s Game (Paul Brennan) Moodcore
A5 [04:02] 2.0.png Raw Silk - Do It To The Music [radio mix] (Ron Dean Miller, Bert Reid) Disco / Funk
A6 [03:27] 7.5.png The Chaps - Rawhide (Ned Washington, Dimitri Tiomkin) Novelty
A7 [02:52] 8.3.png Incantation - Cacharpaya (Traditional) Native Americas
A8 [03:51] 5.0.png Fat Larry’s Band - Zoom (Len Barry, Bobby Eli) Pop
B1 [04:23] 3.2.png Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (George O’Dowd, Roy Hay, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig) Reggae
B2 [03:46] 8.2.png Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang (Chrissie Hynde) New Wave
B3 [05:01] 7.9.png Japan - Nightporter [edit] (David Sylvian) Songwriter
B4 [04:19] 7.3.png Heaven 17 - Let Me Go! (Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware) New Wave
B5 [03:17] 2.2.png Tight Fit - Fantasy Island (Piet Souer, Martinus Duiser) Pop
B6 [03:30] 4.7.png Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin - Johnny Rocco (John Worsley) Pop
B7 [03:27] 4.7.png Toni Basil - Mickey [7" version] (Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman) Pop
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