Another week in 1982 with just one new entry bubbling under the top 100, this week also marks the last post of 1982. Let's take a look.
Beyond the top 100:
Position 10 "Nobody's Fool" by Haircut One Hundred
Highest rank: 10th
Peak date: 1 November 1982
Weeks on below list: 1 week
English band Haircut One Hundred formed in London in 1980. They landed three Australian top 100 singles in 1982: "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)" (number 97, March 1982), "Love Plus One" (number 10, June 1982), and "Fantastic Day" (number 85, August 1982). Their debut album Pelican West, from which these three singles were lifted, peaked at number 27 in Australia in June 1982. Nothing else the band released, however, would trouble the Australian top 100.
"Nobody's Fool" was released as an in-between albums single. Internationally, "Nobody's Fool" peaked at number 9 in the UK in September 1982, and number 10 in Ireland.
A 14 year-old Patsy Kensit, who would later go on to front Eighth Wonder, appears in the music video for "Nobody's Fool", embedded below.
Haircut One Hundred front man Nick Heyward left the band in late 1982, and embarked on a solo career. Nothing Nick released troubled the national top 100 in Australia, but his 1988 single "You're My World" peaked at number 71 on the ARIA Western Australia state chart in November 1988 (before the national chart was extended beyond number 100).
My favourite solo Nick track that I've heard is "Tell Me Why", which was released in Australia in April 1989 and I caught on rage as new release.
Nick's third solo album, 1988's I Love You Avenue, from which both "You're My World" and "Tell Me Why" are lifted, eventually charted in Australia... peaking at number 1388 in July 2017.
Next post (17 January): This week's post is the last one for 1982, as, unfortunately for us, the Kent Music Report beyond the top 100 list ranked in order of sales returned to an alphabetised list of 'Hit Predictions' (from which rankings cannot be determined) on 8 November 1982. The significant sales beyond the top 100 lists would return, however, in January 1983. When my Kent Music Report beyond the top 100 recaps return in January 2023, there'll be one new entry bubbling under the top 100.
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