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June 13, 2019



In 80, ‘Start’, on Polydor,

was the second UK No.1 for The Jam.

And in 84, ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ –

a gold-selling No.1 in the US & UK for Wham.


In 74, ‘Stop Look Listen (To Your Heart)’, on Tamla Motown –

a No.25, for Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye.

And in 82, ‘Go Wild In The Country’, peaked at No.7,

for Bow Wow Wow, on RCA.


In 95, ‘Runaway’, on ffrreedom – a Top 30,

for UK Duo – E’voke.

And in 08, ‘Stop And Stare’, for One Republic –

a Top 4, on Interscope.


In 79, ‘Stop Your Sobbing’, for The Pretenders,

at No.34 – their first UK hit, on Real.

And in 81, ‘Start Me Up’, on Rolling Stone label,

gave The Rolling Stones, a No.7 seal.


In 80, ‘Stop The Cavalry’ – a gold-seller, on Stiff,

for Jona Lewie – a Top 3 quest.

And in 91, ‘Something Got Me Started’, at No.11,

for Simply Red, on East West.


In 98, ‘Go Deep’, gave Janet Jackson,

a No.13,  on the Virgin label.

And in 02, ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’, for Oasis –

a Top 2, from the Big Brother stable.


In 66, ‘Stop Her On Sight (SOS)’, on Polydor,

for Edwin Starr peaked at No.35.

And in 68, ‘Stop Her On Sight (SOS)’/’Headline News’,

for Edwin Starr – still on Polydor, at No.11 arrived.


In 77, Fleetwood Mac, on Warner Brothers,

had ‘Go Your Own Way’ at No.38, and ‘Don’t Stop’ at No.32.

And in 99, ‘Stop The Rock’, on Epic,

gave Apollo Four Forty, a Top 10 view.


In 89, ‘Right Back Where We Started From’,

for Sinitta, on Fanfare – a Top 4 show.

And in 91, on Outer Rhythm – twice a hit,  for Moby,

at No.46 and No.10, was ‘Go’.


In 65, ‘Stop In The Name Of Love’, on Tamla Motown –

a UK No.7, and fourth US No.1, for The Supremes.

And in 66, ‘Going To A Go Go’, also on Tamla Motown,

found The Miracles, fulfilling dancefloor dreams.


In 64, ‘Go Now’, on Decca,

for The Moody Blues, was No.1 bound.

And in 98, ‘Start The Commotion’ – a No.47,

for The Wiseguys, on Wall Of Sound.


In 80, ‘Stop Stop Stop’, on Parlophone,

saw The Hollies, take a Top 2 leap.

And in 03, Radiohead, also on Parlophone,

reached No.12 with ‘Go To Sleep’



Written by Harriet Blackbury.

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