1983 Floorfillers Review

The Year’s Biggest Records, Labels, Producers & Remixers

Compiled from Greg Wilson’s record lists of the time, based on dancefloor reaction at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester), plus The Exit, Berties and The Haçienda (Manchester), The Stars Bar (Huddersfield), The Bowling Green in Charnock Richard and The Dance Factory in Bolton. All monthly top 10’s, which are also available to stream / download as individual podcasts, can be found in the Record Lists section.

TOP 100 FLOORFILLERS:

1. Class Action Featuring Chris Wiltshire ‘Weekend’
Written by Leroy Burgess & James Calloway.
Produced by Bob & Lola Blank. Mixed by Larry Levan.
US Sleeping Bag 12”

2. C.O.D. ‘In The Bottle’ (Extended Edit)
Written by Gil Scott-Heron
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez. Mixed by Raul A. Rodriguez & Mark Berry
US Disconet DJ Only 12” (original label Emergency)

3. Visual ‘The Music Got Me’ (Instrumental)
Written by B. Jarvis & J. Smith
Produced by Boyd Jarvis. Co-Produced by Timmy Regisford. Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Prelude 12”

4. Grandmaster & Melle Mel ‘White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)’
Written by Melvin Glover & Sylvia Robinson. Produced by Sylvia Robinson / Melle Mel / Joey Robinson, Jr. Engineered & Mixed by E.T. Thorngren & Sylvia Robinson
US Sugarhill 12””

5. Brass Construction ‘Walkin’ The Line’
Written by Randy Muller
Produced by Randy Muller
US Capitol 12”

6. Shannon ‘Let The Music Play’
Written by Chris Barbosa & Ed Chisolm. Produced by Mark Liggett / Chris Barbosa / Rod Hui. Mixed by Chris Barbosa & Nelson Cruz
US Emergency 12”

7. The Salsoul Orchestra ‘Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)’
Written by V. Montana Jr
Produced by Vince Montana Jr. Mixed & Additional Production by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

8. Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’
From LP ‘Mary Jane Girls’
Written by Rick James. Produced by Rick James
US Gordy

9. Herbie Hancock ‘Rockit’ (Long / Album Version)
Written by H. Hancock / B. Laswell / M. Beinhorn
Produced by Material & Herbie Hancock
US Columbia 12”

10. Freeez ‘I Dub U’
Written by A. Baker & J. Robie. Produced by Arthur Baker. Mixed by Arthur Baker / John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez / John Robie
US Streetwise 12”

11. Two Sisters ‘High Noon’ (Part 2)
Written by Tessa Marquis & R.A. Rodriguez
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez & Man Parrish. Mix Engineered by Mark Berry
US Sugarscoop 12”

12. Captain Rapp ‘Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)’
Written by Larry Earl Glenn. Produced by Cletus Anderson. Arranged & Performed by Jimmy Jam / Terry Lewis / Rich Cason. Mixed by Barry Rudolph
US Saturn 12”

13. Sandy Kerr ‘Thug Rock’ (Chimental Mix)
Written by George Kerr & Reggie Griffin. Produced & Arranged by George Kerr & Reggie Griffin. Mixed by Sergio Munzibai & John Morales
US Catawba 12”

D Train ‘Music’ (Instrumental)
Written H. Eaves III & J. Williams
Produced by Hubert Eaves III. Mixed by François Kevorkian & Hubert Eaves III
US Prelude 12”

15. Indeep ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’
Written by Mike Cleveland
Produced by Mike Cleveland & Reggie Thompson. Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Sound Of New York 12”

16. David Joseph ‘You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)’
Written by D. Joseph
Produced by Godwin Logie
UK Island 12”

17. Weeks & Co. ‘If You’re Looking For Fun’ (Master Dub Version)
Written by Richie Weeks
Produced by Richie Weeks. Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

18. Ingram ‘DJ’s Delight’
Written by James M. Ingram.
Produced by Ingram
US Mirage 12”

19. Time Zone ‘The Wildstyle’ (Long Version)
Written by Bambaataa / Henderson
Produced by Afrika Bambaataa & Bernard Zekri
US Celluloid 12”

20. Jazzy Dee ‘Get On Up’
Written by Darren Williams
Produced by Stan Dixon
US Laurie 12”

21. Cashmere ‘Do It Anyway You Wanna’
Written by Nick Martinelli / B.L. Hudson / Daryl Burgee
Produced by Nick Martinelli & Bruce Weeden. Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Philly World 12”

22. Newtrament ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ (Dub Mix)
Written by Bertram Johnson
Produced by Roy Carter. Mixed by Nigel Green
UK Jive 12”

23. Man Parrish ‘Hip Hop Be-Bop (Don’t Stop)’ (Extended Edit)
Written by M. Parrish / J. Robie / R.A. Rodriguez
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez & Man Parrish. Mixed by Jose ‘Animal’ Diaz
US Disconet DJ Only 12” (original label Importe / 12)

24. Capt. Rock ‘The Return Of Capt. Rock (Instrumental)
Written by T. Aleem / T. Aleem / Dre Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Produced by The Fantasic Aleems
US Nia 12”

25. Midnight Star ‘Freak-A-Zoid’
Written by Vincent Calloway / Reggie Calloway / Bill Simmons
Produced by Reggie Calloway
US Solar 12”

26. Curtis Hairston ‘I Want You (All Tonight)’
Written by G. Radford
Produced by G. Radford. Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
US Pretty Pearl 12”

27. Hot Streak ‘Body Work’ (Instrumental)
Written by Curtis Hudson. Produced by Curtis Hudson & Lisa Stevens. Co-Produced & Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
US Easy Street 12”

28. Twilight 22 ‘Electric Kingdom’ (Instrumental Dub Version)
Written by G. Bahary
Produced by Gordon Bahary. Mixed by Ray ‘Pinky’ Velazquez & Gordon Bahary
US Vanguard 12”

29. Gary’s Gang ‘Makin’ Music’ (Dub Mix)
Written by E. Matthew
Produced & Mixed by Eric Matthew
US Radar 12”

30. Major Harris ‘All My Life’
Written by Goodman & Drummond
Produced by Lawrence Goodman. Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Pop Art 12”

31. Wuf Ticket ‘The Key’ (Long Version)
Written by J. Mason / K. Wolf
Produced by James Mason. Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Prelude 12”

32. Run-D.M.C. ‘It’s Like That’ (Instrumental)
Written by L. Smith / J.Simmons / D. McDaniels
Produced by Russell Simmons & Larry Smith. Mixed by Kurtis Blow & Elai Tubo
US Profile 12”

33. Kashif ‘I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)’
Written by Kashif
Produced by Kashif & Morrie Brown. Mixed by Steve Goldman
US Arista 12”

34. Unique ‘What I Got Is What You Need’ (Dub)
Written by D.J. Smith / D. Henry / M. Norris
Produced by Deems J. Smith. Mixed by David Todd & Nick Martinelli
US Prelude 12”

35. Aurra ‘Baby Love’ (Instrumental)
Written by S. Washington / C. Jones / J. Ivory
Produced by Steve Washington. Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

36. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel’
Various Writers (see label for credits) Produced by Sylvia & Joey Robinson Jr.
UK Sugar Hill 12” (1981 release revive)

37. Pure Energy ‘Spaced Out’ (Party Mix)
Written by C. Hudson & L. Stevens
Produced by Curtis Hudson. Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
US Prism 12”

38. Leroy Burgess ‘Heartbreaker’
Written by L. Burgess & S.Davenport
Produced by Leroy Burgess. Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

39. The S.O.S. Band ‘Just Be Good To Me’ (Long Version)
Written by T. Hall & J. Harris III
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
US Tabu 12”

40. Toney Lee ‘Love So Deep’ (Instrumental)
Written by N. Dolph & A. Roman
Produced by Eric Matthew
US Radar 12”

41. The Gap Band ‘Outstanding’
Written by L. Simmons / R. Calhoun / C. Wilson
Produced by Lonnie Simmons
US Total Experience 12”

42. The B Boys ‘Cuttin’ Herbie’
Written by V. Davis
Produced by Vincent Davis
US Vintertainment 12”

43. Sharon Redd ‘Love How You Feel’ (Dub)
Written by Eric Matthew
Produced by Eric Matthew. Mixed by Eric Matthew
US Prelude 12”

44. Fearless Four ‘Just Rock’
Written by Gary Numan & D. L. Barksdale
Produced by The Fearless Four & W.K. Pearson. Mixed by Larry Levan
US Elektra 12”

45. Fatback ‘Is This The Future?’
From LP ‘Is This The Future?’
Written by Gerry Thomas. Produced by Bill Curtis & Gerry Thomas
US Spring”

46. Project Future ‘Ray-Gun-Omics’
Written by Spadlet / Harris, Jr. / Sandridge / Sandridge / Currier
Produced by Rahni P. Harris & David Spradley
US Capitol Records

47. Chocolate Milk ‘Who’s Getting It Now’ (Instrumental)
Written by A. Jones / M. Toles / Chocolate Milk
Produced by Allen A. Jones. Mixed by Tee Scott
US RCA 12”

48. G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid ‘Play That Beat Mr DJ (Instrumental)
Written by Miller & McGuire
Produced by Tom Silverman & Craig Harris
US Tommy Boy 12”

49. The Rake ‘Street Justice’
Written by J.Rifkin / L.Gottlieb / M. Blatte
Produced by Jay Rifkin / Larry Gottlieb / Marc Blatte
US Profile 12”

50. Warp 9 ‘Light Years Away’ (Dub Version)
Written by Richard Scher & Lotti Golden. Produced by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez / Richard Scher / Lotti Golden. Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
UK Prism 12”

51. Hashim ‘Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)’
Written by Calliste Jr.
Produced & Mixed by Jerry Calliste Jr. & Aldo Marin
US Cutting 12”

52. Booker Newbury III ‘Love Town’
Written by Bobby Eli & Len Barry
Produced by Eli & Park Place Productions. Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Boardwalk Records

53. Jonny Chingas ‘Phone Home’
Written by R. Garcia
Produced by Jonny Chingas
US Columbia 12”

54. Electric Power Band ‘Pappa Smerf (The Big Throw Down)’ (Instrumental)
Written by L.West / C.Stephens / M. Hollis / D. West / D. Cleckley / B. Thomas
Produced by Bernard Thomas & Lewis West
US Bee Pee 12”

55. Charades ‘Gimme The Funk’
Written by R. Shear & L. Golden. Produced by R. Alexander, R. Shear & L. Golden. Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez & R.Alexander
US Brunswick 12”

56. Advance ‘Take Me To The Top’
Written by D. Raimondi / Abacab / I. Spagne / L. Wesley / W. Patterson
Produced & Mixed by D. Raimondi & A. Ugolini
Italian X-Energy 12”

57. Mtume ‘Juicy Fruit’
Written by J. Mtume
Produced by James Mtume. Mixed by James Mtume / Reggie Thompson / Scott Folks
US Epic 12”

58. The Webboes ‘Under The Wear’ (Webboe Mix)
Written by Andre P. Booth
Produced by Daniel Glass & Andre P. Booth
US Sam 12”

59. Candido ‘Jingo Breakdown’
Written by M. Olatunji
Produced by Joe Cain. Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

60. Convertion ‘Sweet Thing’
Written by Leroy Burgess
Produced by Greg Carmichael. Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
US Vanguard 12”

61. Radiance Featuring Andrea Stone ‘You’re My Number 1’
Written by W. R. Bryant / A. Stone / L. Stewart
Produced by Ware Productions. Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
US Are ‘N Be 12”

62. Vanity 6 ‘Nasty, Nasty Girls’
Written by Vanity
Produced & Arranged by The Starr Company & Vanity 6
US Hot Tracks 12”

63. West Street Mob ‘Break Dance – Electric Boogie’
Written by Jerry Lordan. Produced by Joey Robinson, Jr. & Lealand Robinson. Engineered & Mixed by Shameek Gonsalvez
US Sugar Hill Records

64. Sinnamon ‘I Need You Now’ (The Fierce Reprise)
Written by M. Cumberbatch / H. Brooks / M. Bailey
Produced by Darryl Payne & Stephen Cumberbatch. Mixed by Don Welch
US Jive 12”

65. Glenn Jones ‘I Am Somebody’
Written by K. Gardner
Produced by Robert Wright. Mixed by Wright / Brauer
US RCA 12”

66. Rufus & Chaka Khan ‘Ain’t Nobody’
Written by H. Wolinski
Produced by Russ Titelman
UK Warner Brothers 12”

67. The Packman ‘I’m The Packman (Eat Everything I Can)’ (Instrumental)
Written by Bobby Robinson
Produced by Bobby Robinson
US Enjoy 12”

68. Galaxxy ‘Sexy Style’ (Dub Mix)
Written by Lawrence Goodman / Ed Drummond / B. Ingram. Produced by Lawrence Goodman & B. Ingram. Mixed by Sergio Munzibai & John Morales
US Pop Art 12”

69. I Level ‘Give Me’ (Dub Version)
Written by S. Jones
Produced by Duncan Bridgeman & Joe Dworniak. Mixed by John Luango
US Epic 12”

70. Craig Peyton ‘Be Thankful For What You Got’
Written by W. DeVaughn
Produced by Craig Peyton. Mixed by Eric Matthew
US Profile 12”

71. Bohannon ‘Let’s Start The Dance III’ (Instrumental – Club Play)
Written by Hamilton Bohannon
Produced by Hamilton Bohannon. Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Complete / Phase II 12”

72. Art Of Noise ‘Beat Box’
Written by Dudley / Horn / Jeczalik / Langan / Morley
Produced by Art Of Noise
UK ZTT 12”

73. Arkade Funk ‘Search And Destroy’
Written by R. Reed / T. Fisher / J.Avery
Produced by Trouble Funk
US D.E.T.T. 12”

74. Brian & Zan ‘Pump Your Body’ (Club Version)
Written by Brian Aquart / William Aquart
Produced by Brian Aquart & William Aquart. Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Sound Of New York 12”

75. Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic 3 ‘It’s Life (You Gotta Think Twice)’
Written by C. Pettiford / G. Wigfall / R. Fowler
Produced & Mixed by Jerry Bloodrock
US Reality 12”

76. R.P. Band ‘You Are In My System’
Written by Mic Murphy & David Frank
Produced by Robert Palmer
UK Island 12” Promo

77. Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame ‘Nobody Can Be You’’
From LP Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame 1. Written by Steve Arrington & Charles Carter. Produced by Steve Arrington & Jimmy Douglass
US Atlantic

78. Two Sisters ‘B-Boys Be Dubbed’
Written by R.A. Rodriguez & W.T. Smith
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez
US Sugarscoop 12”

79. B Beat Girls ‘For The Same Man’ (Dub Version)
Written by Noble / McLaren / Rifkin
Produced by Matt Noble. Mixed by Bobby E. Davis
US 25 West 12”

80. Shirley Lites ‘Heat You Up (Melt You Down)’ (Melt Down Mix)
Written by L. Parente / F. Fioravante / J. Parente. Produced by L. Parente / F. Fioravante / J. Parente. Mixed and Co-Produced by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US West End 12”

81. The Jonzun Crew ‘We Are The Jonzun Crew’ (Instrumental)
Written by M. Jonzun & M. Starr. Produced by Michael Jonzun. Mixed by Michael Jonzun, Jose ‘Animal’ Diaz & T. Silverman
US Tommy Boy Records 12″

82. The B Boys ‘Cuttin’ Herbie’
Written by V. Davis
Produced by Vincent Davis
US Vintertainment 12”

83. Wanda Walden ‘I Must Be Dreamin”
‘Nature Boy’
Written by Eden Ahbez. Produced by Roy Carter
UK Mercury 12”

84. Shawne Jackson ‘Loveline’ (Instrumental)
Written by Kashif
Produced by Willi Morrison & Ian Guenther
UK Loose End 12”

85. Toney Lee ‘Reach Up’ (Dub Mix)
Written by E. Matthew / T. Lee
Produced by Eric Matthew. Mixed by Nick Chiusano
US Radar 12”

86. Lafleur ‘Boogie Nights’ (Instrumental)
Written by Rod Temperton
Produced by Lafleur. Mixed by Ben Liebrand & Rutger Krose
Dutch High Fashion 12”

87. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee ‘Message II (Survival)’
Written by S.Robinson / M.Glover / J. Robinson Jr
Produced by Sylvia Inc
US Sugarhill 12”

88. DJ Divine ‘Get Into The Mix’ (Instrumental Scratch Version)
Written by D. Kelley & D. Hughes
Produced by Spyder-D. Mixed by Elai Tubo & DJ Divine
US West End 12”

89. Barbara Mason ‘Another Man’
Written by Butch Ingram
Produced & Mixed by Butch Ingram
US West End 12”

90. The Jonzun Crew ‘We Are The Jonzun Crew’ (Extended Edit)
Written by M. Jonzun & M. Starr. Produced by Michael Jonzun. Mixed by Michael Jonzun / Jose ‘Animal’ Diaz / T. Silverman
US Disconet DJ Only 12” (original label Tommy Boy)

91. Xena ‘On The Upside’ (Dub)
Written by Curtis Jospeths & Ann Godwin
Produced by Mark Liggett & Chris Barbosa. Mixed by Chris Barbosa & Nelson Cruz
US Emergency 12”

92. Atmosfear ‘What Do We Do’
Written by A. Sojka & R. De Jongh
Produced by Sojka / De Jongh
UK Elite 12”

93. Klein & MBO ‘Wonderful’ (Instrumental)
Written by M. Boncaldo & T. Carrasco
Produced by M. Boncaldo & T. Carrasco. Mixed by Mario Boncaldo
US Atlantic 12”

94. Whodini ‘The Haunted House Of Rock’ (Haunted Mix)
Written by J. Hutchins / N. Green / P. Harris
Produced by The Willesden Dodgers. Mixed by Nigel Green
US Jive 12”

95. Tom Browne ‘Rockin’ Radio’
Written by Maurice Starr & Michael Jonzun. Produced by Maurice Starr
Co-Produced by Michael Jonzun
US Arista 12”

96. Cybotron ‘Clear’
Written by 3070-& Juan Atkins
Produced by 3070 & Juan Atkins. Mixed by Jose ‘Animal’ Diaz
US Fantasy 12”

97. Bar-Kays ‘She Talks To Me With Her Body’
Written by Bar-Kays / A. Jones / M. Toles
Produced by Allen A. Jones
US Mercury 12”

98. The Russell Brothers ‘The Party Scene’
Written by L. Joseph / R. Russell / R. Russell / M. Hollingsworth. Produced by Larry Joseph & The Russell Brothers. Mixed by Scott Folks / Larry Joseph / Michael Hollingsworth / The Russell Brothers
US Portrait 12”

99. Rod ‘Just Keep On Walking’ (Instrumental)
Written by Roch Niangandoumou
Produced by Roy B. Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Prelude 12”

100. Ex Tras ‘Haven’t Been Funked Enough’
Written by Noel G. Williams
Produced by King Sporty
UK Excellent 12”

 

MOST APPEARANCES IN MONTHLY TOP 10’s

LABEL:

Prelude x 6

 

 

 

Salsoul x 6

 

 

 

Sugar Hill x 4

 

 

 

Disconet x 3

 

 

 

Emergency x 3

 

 

 

Radar x 3

 

 

 

Tommy Boy x 3

 

 

 

West End x 3

 

 

 

PRODUCED BY:

Raul A. Rodgriguez x 5 (2 with Man Parrish)

 

 

 

Eric Matthew x 4

 

 

 

Joey Robinson Jr. x 3 (1 with Lealand Robinson, 1 with Sylvia Robinson & Melle Mel, 1 with Sylvia Robinson)

 

 

 

Sylvia Robinson x 3 (1 with Melle Mel & Joey Robinson Jr. and 1 with Joey Robinson Jr.)

 

 

 

MIXED BY:

John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez x 6 (1 with R.Alexander, 1 with Arthur Baker & John Robie, 1 with Arthur Baker)

 

 

 

Shep Pettibone x 6

 

 

 

Nick Martinelli & David Todd x 5

 

 

 

John Morales & Sergio Munzibai x 5

 

 

 

François Kevorkian x 4 (1 with Hubert Eaves III)

 

 

 

Tony Humphries x 3

 

 

 


© Greg Wilson, December 2013

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