Sunday, 29 November 2015

Top 50 of 1983 to 1985

The previous blog from 1970 to 1982 was basically collecting up all of the loose ends and moulding them together to get this journey through my record collection moving.  Yes, there were some themes with three Iron Maiden albums in particular jostling for position and taking up a large share of proceedings, but it was a long time period so felt a little disjointed.

1983 to 1985 is obviously much shorter in terms of time, so may seem a little more cohesive, but still the albums and songs I own from this period are not as abundant as later years.  A lot of the entries come from two particular metal giants, Metallica starting life with Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning and Iron Maiden starting to come into their prime with Piece of Mind and Powerslave.  But intermingled with those songs are some classics from the worlds of pop, rock and metal alike.

1985 saw my first record purchase, Aled Jones' Walking in the Air on 7", which sadly didn't make it here.  My first album, Aha's Hunting High and Low fared better with four entries, pretty successful longevity for a first album purchase.  With me being aged between 4 and 7 for the period of this chart it doesn't take a genius to work out that I wasn't into the majority of these songs at the time, but at least I could say I was aware of around 10 or so, some leaving a last impression on my young mind.  It would take a few more years before my record collection really started growing but in the coming years there were still plenty of classic albums to rediscover.

1. Metallica- For Whom the Bell Tolls
2. Aha - The Sun Always Shines on TV
3. Iron Maiden - Aces High
4. Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together in Electric Dreams
5. Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
6. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
7. The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
8. Aha - Take On Me
9. Metallica - Fade to Black
10. Iron Maiden - The Trooper
11. Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round
12. Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters
13. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Jungle Man
14. Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of Love
15. Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner
16. Metallica - Creeping Death
17. Metallica - Whiplash
18. Metallica- Metal Militia
19. Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight
20. Dire Straits- Money for Nothing
21. Iron Maiden - Flight of Icarus
22. Metallica - The Four Horsemen
23. Europe - Seven Doors Hotel
24. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
25. Metallica - Fight Fire With Fire
26. Megadeth - Mechanix
27. Megadeth - Killing is my Business and Business is Good
28. Metallica - The Call of Ktulu
29. Faith No More - We Care a Lot
30. Kajagoogoo- Too Shy
31. Smiths - This Charming Man
32. Aha - Train of Thought
33. Metallica - Hit the Lights
34. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Nevermind
35. Smiths - How Soon is Now
36. Faith No More - Mark Bowen
37. Aha - Hunting High and Low
38. Misfits - Die, Die My Darling
39. Metallica - Motorbreath
40. Misfits - Green Hell
41. Metallica - Seek & Destroy
42. Metallica - Phantom Lord
43. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Get Up and Jump
44. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
45. Madness - Uncle Sam
46. Julian Cope - Reynard the Fox
47. Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is
48. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
49. Spandau Ballet - Gold
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Catholic School Girls Rule

The next chart will be 1986 to 1987.

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