Runaway Boys - The Stray Cats Die Young - Black Sabbath Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond What a Fool Believes - Aretha Franklin Guilty - Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb Rabbit - Chas and Dave Lorraine - Bad Manners Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand The turnover on the charts is getting pretty fast, as a lot of artists start releasing songs in time for Christmas.
Elsewhere, Adam and the Ants are ready to go with a follow-up to the massive "Dog Eat Dog", Siouxsie and the Banshees just miss the top 10 with the debut of "Israel", and Jona Lewie climbs into the top 20 - I think we have this year's big Christmas hit!
IronheadeNov 25, Big week of entries on the EG40, so bear with me while I get them all finalised Eric GenericNov 26, Highest among them is Queen's theme from the new Flash Gordon film, while a few places below is a sure sign that Christmas is approaching There's a new name to the Top 40, as Bruce Springsteen - hailed as "the future of rock'n'roll" in - finds his way into the chart despite peaking at 44 on the official UK listings, helped by its Top 5 success in America.
Last edited: Nov 26, Sorry, couldn't get back home last night Love Make Me Strong - Olivia Newton-John - The Best Of - 2 (Cassette) time for this, and today's going to be too busy as well, so I'll have to give this one a pass. Missing the deadline for the first time also made me think more about how it's getting harder and harder to get excited about all this archive-digging, when it's become a norm to wait a month or so before we see the fruits of our votes.
Now, I do realize it's a hell of a lot of work to keep this thing going, and I'm truly in awe of Phoenix' workload over the year - but it's become pretty clear that in its original format it's just too much for a mere mortal in the long run, week after week. And last month when I asked about the possibility of making the burden more manageable by turning the chart into a fortnightly one or something, it wasn't deemed worthy of a reply even.
Which, to me, suggests that nobody feels any changes need to be considered. And since we're still no closer to the original pace of getting to see how our brand-new archive finds fare in the overall chart before we start digging for the next batch, for me personally it's beginning to feel like a bit of a weekly chore instead of, you know, a celebration of sorts.
I might still pop in from time to time with a shorter list, but the full RCA chart no longer feels like something I'd be happy to dutifully churn out every week, I'm afraid. Still, I wish all the best for the whole retrochart project and all the true aficionados out there!
RussronNov 27, Hairycub and Eric Generic like this. Eric GenericNov 27, Russron Eric Generic phoenix The Retrochart is a tricky one. I can certainly appreciate it if anyone was to stop doing it weekly and started doing it monthly for example, but I'll keep going for as long as the weekly option is there. However, it must be three times as hard for phoenix to collate all the individual charts and then compile the final version for the thread. I wouldn't mind if it switched to fortnightly or monthly!
HairycubNov 27, Eric Generic likes this. It is a heck of a lot of work. The biggest chore is collating all the points form everyone's charts and I can't see how I can avoid that or speed up that process. I already have an excel sheet for this and it works well.
It would help me if people could indicate last week's position when they post their charts, it makes it easier to keep track of the songs. I'm behind because of a couple of holidays I had but I do intent to catch up because we need to do our year end chart! Eric Generic and Hairycub like this. The next couple of Retrochart weeks leading up to Christmas is going to get very exciting and as for the Year End Chart….
I've got my "Spotify" Playlist title ready - just need the songs now! Eric Generic and phoenix like this. I never realised just how strong and iconic the end of actually was But last night I was struggling to nail down my top I wanted them all in the top 5! Hairycub likes this. It really depends on the love of music at any given time in history, I am obsessed with top late 70's to early 90's charts. Last edited: Jan 16, Hairycubphoenix and Eric Generic like this. The album was promoted with Newton-John's North American Physical Tourperformances from which a home video entitled Olivia in Concert was produced.
The Physical era marked the height of Newton-John's solo career, gaining her wide acclaim as one of the most successful female artists of the early s. Contents Background and development "If these new songs were offered to me a couple of years ago, maybe I wouldn't have attempted them and similarly some of the songs I sang a couple of years ago I wouldn't be interested in doing now. It's a matter of taste and changing. I still know my limitations and wouldn't attempt songs I couldn't do.
I'm not deliberately going after any audience. I'm doing what I like to do. I would have done a country song on Physical if I found one I really liked"  —Newton-John talking about her music style change InNewton-John starred as the female lead, "Sandy", in the musical film Greasewhich was a worldwide blockbuster and had a best-selling soundtrack.
Before the film, Newton-John was known for country pop and adult contemporary songs. Following the huge success of Greaseand inspired by her character's transformation from goody-goody "Sandy 1" to the sexy, spandex-clad "Sandy 2", she traded her previous musical styles for a sexier and more aggressive pop image.
Later that same year, Newton-John released the studio album Totally Hotand two years later, the Xanadu soundtrackboth with a more pop-oriented style than in her past albums. Newton-John feared that she could be overexposed with many Love Make Me Strong - Olivia Newton-John - The Best Of - 2 (Cassette) released in a short period.
It also marked her first studio album without any country tracks. The new music style generated some criticism from the country-music community and Newton-John's old fans; in a Billboard article, she said: "You might lose a few fans but you gain others. You have to do what's comfortable. When Newton-John's then-manager Lee Kramer accidentally heard the demohe immediately sent the song to her, but initially she didn't want to release the song because it was "too cheeky".
The songs "Recovery" and "Falling" had been originally featured on John Farrar's self-titled solo album, but were later remodeled for Physical. The album's cover ranks among the most popular and iconic photos of Newton-John, and as one of Ritts' most popular works.
The album was completely produced by Newton-John's longtime collaborator John Farrar,  who did a then-modern music production, which later became a musical trend during the s. The songs feature mainly a pop rock sound,  with Newton-John singing more high notes than usual during her country pop era. The album contains widespread use of synthesizerswhich made it one of Newton-John's most dance-pop -oriented recordings, especially on the songs "Landslide" and "Physical".
The songs "Carried Away" and "Falling" have a more soft rock sound than Newton-John's past ballads, because of the more extensive use of guitars and synthesizers. Lyrically, Physical explores themes relating to the behavior of humans and their relationship with the world around. The songs "Falling" and "Landslide" tell about falling in love and love at first sight. The lyrics of "The Promise The Dolphin Song " deal with the killing of dolphins for commercial gain, with sounds of the marine mammal in the background.
Love Make Me Strong - Olivia Newton-John - The Best Of - 2 (Cassette) songs "Physical" and "Make a Move on Me" have more sexualized lyrics, with some suggestive innuendos.
Each song from Physical has its respective music video. All the music videos were filmed from the Physical video album, which was directed by Brian Grant.
The songs " Hopelessly Devoted to You ", " A Little More Love " and " Magic " Newton-John hit singles from the soundtrack Greasethe studio album of the same year, Totally Hotand the soundtrack Xanadurespectively also had new music videos filmed from the video album. Newton-John's then-boyfriend now ex-husband Matt Lattanzi participated for the "Landslide" music video. The television version has little differences from the home video version. The television version features video interludes starring Olivia, introducing some music videos, and the home video version features the music videos for "Love Make Me Strong" and "Falling".
In Canada, the album was promoted in Vic Tanny 's health clubswhich offered Physical -thematized club passes and discounts on the album purchase in Capitol-EMI 's Mr.
Sound stores. The song is one of more dance singles released by Newton-John and also was very well received by music critics, particularly in Sweden, where it was a Number One single. It does reach high positions in the music charts across the world, but archived a top 20 on the UK Singles Charts where was the Love Make Me Strong - Olivia Newton-John - The Best Of - 2 (Cassette) single, and "Make a Move on Me" the third and last single.
The tour was announced in July and began in August of the same year. Jazz musician Tom Scott was the musical director and also served as opening act. The encore consisted of the title song "Physical" with Newton-John doing aerobic exercises and jumping rope through the performance and " I Honestly Love You ".
The tour had generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Newton-John vocal performances and her ability to entertain the audience. Critical reception Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating AllMusic  People favorable  Rolling Stone  Physical received generally positive reviews from music critics, many stating that was the best album by Newton-John at the time. He further explained "[The album] skillfully balances catchy yet mellow dance cuts with immaculately crafted adult contemporary pop and ballads".
Holse also contemplated the Farrar's production, calling "a dazzling pop-rock bubblegum production". For his work with Newton-John, John Farrar was the pop producer of the year. The album Totally Hot was her first one to feature videos accompanying all the singles from the album, but they were very simple, being primarily composed of Newton-John singing in the studio.
The music videos of the songs of Physical are more complex, and were one of the firsts to present a plot line, and not just a video of the artist performing the song. Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 13, Archived from the original on Dionne Warwick. Dionne Warwick in Paris Hot! Greatest Hits: — The Love Collection Soul Divas Tour.
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