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May 3, 2019



Level 42 had twenty three UK hit singles,

between 1980 and 89, on Polydor,

before switching labels to RCA,

where six more hits came between 91 and 94.


In 80, ‘Love Meeting Love’, their first hit,

at No.61, crept into view.

And in 81, ‘Love Games’ was at No.38, with

‘Turn It On’, at No.57, and ‘Starchild’ at No.47, too.


Two more hits came in 82, when

‘Are You Hearing (What I Hear)’, at No.49, was to be.

Followed by ‘Weave Your Spell’,

which peaked at No.43.


In 83, ‘The Chinese Way’, reached No.24,

and ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind’, in at No.41, slid.

Next came ‘The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)’ – a Top 10,

and ending 83, making No.37, was ‘Micro Kid’


In 84, ‘Hot Water’ reached No.18,

and ‘The Chant Has Begun’, made No.41.

In 85, ‘Something About You’, a Top 10, at No.6,

and ending 85, ‘Leaving Me Now’, had a No.15 slot, won.


In 86, ‘Lessons In Love’, was in the Top 3,

and in 87, ‘Running In The Family’, made the Top 6.

Also, in 87, ‘To Be With You Again’, was a Top 10,

as was, ‘It’s Over’, with ‘Children Say’, a No.22 fix.


In 88, ‘Heaven In My Hands’, peaked at No.12,

and ‘Take A Look’, reached the No.32 line.

In 89, ‘Tracie’, was at No.25,

followed by, ‘Take Care Of Yourself’, at No.39.


In 91, now on RCA, ‘Guaranteed’, rose to No.17,

and ‘Overtime’, peaked at No.62.

And in 92, ‘My Father’s Shoes’, reached No.55,

and in 94, ‘Forever Now’, gained a Top 20 pew.


Also in 94, came ‘All Over You’,

still on RCA, climbing to No.26.

And ‘Love In A Peaceful World’, made No 31,

also in 94, nicely ending this mix.


RIP –  Rowland ‘Boon’ Gould   1955 -2019

( A founder member of Level 42, from 1980 until 87)

Thank You for the music.



written by Harriet Blackbury.



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