HI-NRG…addendum…another couple of random charts

The previous post regarding old Record Mirror HI-NRG charts proved popular, so an extra bonus..two more to bring back those memories. The first, a ‘year-end’ 1984 chart illustrates Record Shack & particularly Ian Levine’s domination of the chart. The random chart from June 1986 shows how things had changed. Record Shack was on its last legs, Levine had jumped ship and was preparing to launch his own Nightmare Label (hence Eastbound Expressway appearing on Passion Records), and Stock, Aitken, Waterman were on their way to world domination. By ’86 the sound was well and truly mainstream, reflected in the number of ‘major’ labels that had entries in the latter chart.

RECORD MIRROR 1984 YEAR END HI-HRG CHART Artist Label
1 HIGH ENERGY Evelyn Thomas Record Shack 12″
2 IN THE EVENING Sheryl Lee Ralph US Music Company12″
3 CAUGHT IN THE ACT Earlene Bentley Record Shack 12″
4 I’M LIVING MY OWN LIFE Earlene Bentley Record Shack 12″
5 COUNTDOWN (HERE I COME) Kofi & The Lovetones Electricity 12″
6 ALL AMERICAN BOY Barbara Pennington Record Shack 12″
7 YOU THINK YOU’RE A MAN Divine Proto 12″
8 ROCKET TO YOUR HEART Lisa Carrere 12″
9 BLACK LEATHER Miquel Brown Record Shack 12″
10 COMING OUT OF HIDING Pamala Stanley Casablanca 12″
11 HE’S A SAINT, HE’S A SINNER Miquel Brown Record Shack 12″
12 I HEAR THUNDER Seventh Avenue Record Shack 12″
13 SECOND BEST Evelyn Thomas Record Shack 12″
14 FRANTIC LOVE Eastbound Expressway Record Shack 12″
15 MASQUERADE Evelyn Thomas Record Shack 12″
16 NOTHING WORSE THAN BEING ALONE Velvette Electricity 12″
17 EMERGENCY Laura Pallas Record Shack 12″
18 EVERGREEN / JEALOUS LOVE Haell Dean Proto 12″
19 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU FOREVER Jackson Moore & Jimmy Ruffin ERC 12″
20 FALSE ALARM Marsha Raven Passion 12″
21 WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM Ramming Speed Proto 12″
22 JUMP (FOR MY LOVE) Pointer Sisters Planet 12″
23 INVITATION Life Force Polo 12″
24 YOU’RE A WINNER Sharon Redd Prelude 12″
25 DON’T BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH Hot Gossip Fanfare 12″
26 THE NEXT IN LINE Eric Roberts Electricity 12″
27 HIM Simone Electricity 12″
28 BREAK ME INTO LITTLE PIECES Hot Gossip Fanfare 12″
29 DOCTORS ORDERS (COUGH COUGH) Maegan Savoire Faire 12″
30 DESIRE Paul Parker Technique 12″
tw lw RECORD MIRROR EUROBEAT CHART   14/6/86 Artist Label
1 1 REFLEX ACTION Louise Thomas R&B 12″
2 8 CAN’T LIVE Suzy Q Belgian ARS 12″
3 3 IN THE HEAT OF A PASSIONATE MOMENT Princess Supreme LP
4 2 RUNNING AWAY FROM LOVE Astaire Passion LP bonus 12″
5 10 MALE STRIPPER Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish US Recca 12″
6 7 VENUS (HELLFIRE MIX) Bananarama London 12″
7 5 OH L’AMOUR (REMIX)/ GIMME GIMME GIMME Erasure Mute 12″
8 4 YOU’RE GONNA BE MINE Novo Band German Ariola 12″
9 17 HOW MANY HEARTS Evelyn Thomas Record Shack 12″
10 12 ANGEL IN MY POCKET One To One German Ariola LP
11 9 ANOTHER DAY COMES ANOTHER DAY GOES (NIGHTMARE MIX) Kiki Dee Columbia 12″
12 NEW BEGINNING Bucks Fizz Polydor 12″
13 16 AMERICAN LOVE Rose Laurens German WEA 12″
14 CITY NIGHTS MANHATTAN CAFES Cory Daye US Blue Chip 12″
15 6 I’M YOUR MAN (REMIX) Barry Manilow RCA 12″
16 11 AGAIN Do Piano French EMI 12″
17 15 THIRD TIME LUCKY Pearly Gates Funkin’ Marvellous 12″
18 13 HANDS UP Kelly Marie Passion 12″ w/l
19 I’M YOUR LOVE Joe Yellow Italian Power 12″
20 THE REAL THING Tom Robinson RCA 12″ w/l
21 27 BAND OF GOLD Bonnie Tyler CBS 12″
22 14 YOU’RE A BEAT Eastbound Expressway Passion 12″
23 21 SHY SHY SUGARMAN Jack’s Project German Ariola 12″
24 26 I LOVE MY RADIO (MIDNIGHT RADIO) (US REMIX) Taffy US Emergency 12″
25 COME BACK TO ME Prototype German ZYX 12″
26 RE ONCE MORE Taffy Italian Ibiza 12″
27 19 HUMANOID INVASION Laser Dance Dutch Hot Sound 12″
28 18 DISENCHANTED The Communards London 12″
29 HURTS Boytronic German Mercury 12″
30 RE IF THE LOVE FITS Lewis Riva 12″
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3 comments

  1. Have you got a list of number ones from this chart ? I would be interested in all the number ones from 1982 until the chart finished.

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