“Raiders Of The Pop Charts Part 2” 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 [03:55] 6.4.png Kid Creole and The Coconuts - Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy (August Darnell) Pop
A2 [03:14] 9.4.png Yazoo - Only You (Vince Clarke) Pop
A3 [03:22] 4.5.png Lene Lovich - It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) (Hugo Sinzheimer, Ferdinand Bakker) New Wave
A4 [03:29] 7.9.png The Beat - I Confess (Dave Wakeling, Roger Charlery, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton, Lionel Martin) Cerebral Pop
A5 [03:28] 4.5.png Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibals (Barry Green, Paul Greedus, Ralph Nicholson) New Wave
A6 [03:36] 3.7.png Precious Little - The On And On Song (Trisha O’Keefe) Novelty
A7 [04:18] 3.0.png Whodini - Magic Wand (Thomas Dolby, Matthew Seligman, Jalil Hutchins, John Rivas) Hip Hop / Rap
A8 [02:57] 5.9.png The Pale Fountains - Thank You (Michael Head) Cerebral Pop
B1 [02:53] 3.9.png Shakin’ Stevens - Give Me Your Heart Tonight (Billy Livesy) Pop
B2 [04:28] 9.1.png Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Mick MacNeil) New Wave
B3 [03:07] 3.6.png Robert Palmer - Some Guys Have All The Luck (Jeff Fortgang) New Wave
B4 [03:47] 8.4.png UB40 - So Here I Am (Jimmy Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Mickey Virtue, Terence Wilson) Reggae
B5 [04:04] 8.8.png Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (Gregory Isaacs, Sylvester Weise) Reggae
B6 [04:10] 0.8.png Morrissey Mullen - Bladerunner (Evangelos Papathanassiou) Disco / Funk
B7 [03:48] 2.4.png The Kids From Fame - Starmaker (Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) Pop Ballad
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