The readers’ charts in Bravo of 29 May 1980. Eagle-eyed readers will see that they are about a month out of time: “Call Me” was a UK #1 in late April. By now, Dexys Midnight Runners (featured yesterday) and Johnny Logan had occupied the top spot. Here’s Dexys with “Geno”:
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 10 May 1979.
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 25 March 1976
Not in the charts was this patchy one-man-band chap: Jon ‘Rasputin’ Simon, who featured on the back-page that week:
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 17 March 1977. For once, the German #1 beats the international chart-topper, with Marianne Rosenberg’s disco-lite hit Marleen (lyrically a complete rip-off of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”).
The Beatles top the Bravo charts in March 1964. Hear Cliff Richard singing his “Lucky Lips” in German. Not bad by way of pronunciation.
The sales and readers’ charts in Bravo of 5 March 1981.
The Bravo readers’ charts of 23 February 1978
The Bravo charts in the issue of 10 January 1980, as voted by the readers — who apparently were mid-1979 nostalgists.
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 29 December 1977. How many of these songs played on New Year’s Eve 1977/78? How many would you play now? I’d still gladly party to Black Betty, Rockin’ All Over The World, and Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood. And the Bay City Rollers’ You Made Me In Believe In Magic is a really good song.
The Bravo charts in the issue of 11 December 1975