Numanme Radio Podcast will be playing you some of the best Classic Alternative, New Wave, Dark Wave, Synth-Pop, and Punk. Also, a staple diet of Gary Numan/Tubeway Army without question. Shows will be updated here when they become available.
A1 Ottawan - D.I.S.C.O.
A2 Blondie - Call Me
A3 Roxy Music - The Same Old Scene
A4 Madness - Baggy Trousers
A5 Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
A6 Ian Dury And The Blockheads - I Want To Be Straight
A7 Gary Numan - I Die You Die
A8 Tourists, The - Don't Say I Told You So
A9 Shalamar - I Owe You One
A10 Village People - Can't Stop The Music
B1 Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
B2 Kelly Marie - Loving Just For Fun
B3 Odyssey - If You're Lookin' For A Way Out
B4 Matchbox - When You Ask About Love
B5 Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say
B6 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds
B7 Bad Manners - Special Brew
B8 Change - Searching
B9 Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
B10 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
This LP is old!
November 15th 1980
Deleted To ensure the highest quality reproduction, the running times of some of the titles as originally released have been changed.
On November 15, 1980, K-Tel‘s Chart Explosion (NE 1103) entered the UK Albums Chart at
#15. On December 6, 1980 it peaked at #6 and remained on the chart for 12 weeks.
All tracks in this collection were hits in 1980, except “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Cliff Richard, which had left the chart in October, 1979, and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, which did not chart in the UK.
The Tourists had a bigger hit in 1980 with “So Good To Be Back Again” [UK #8], or they could have even chosen “I Only Want To Be With You”, which charted in 1979 but peaked at #4 in January, 1980.
Kelly Marie and Odyssey both had bigger hits in 1980: “Feels Like I’m In Love” and “Use It Up and Wear It Out”, respectively. They were both #1 hits and both appear on Ronco‘s Radio Active, which charted the very same day as Chart Explosion.
“D.I.S.C.O.” by Ottawan also appears on Radio Active. However, the label on the cover claimed it had gone to #1. Only in the Netherlands and Norway. They could only manage #7 in their native France.
“I Die: You Die” by Gary Numan, and “Enola Gay” by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark also appear on Radio Active..