#1 Floorfillers

Wigan Pier & Legend June 81 – Dec 83

These are the records that topped my floorfillers lists, from the time I started compiling a chart, in June 1981, until I stopped deejaying at the end of 1983.

From 16th June 81: Wigan Pier only

RICK JAMES – give it to me (us motown)
GINO SOCCIO – try it out (us warner brothers)
WISH – nice and soft (us perspective)
CENTRAL LINE – walking into sunshine (uk mercury)
LEVEL 42 – turn it on (uk polydor)

 

From 25th/26th Aug 81: Wigan Pier and Legend (separate charts)

WIGAN PIER:
INVERSIONS – loco-moto (uk groove)
DONALD BYRD – love has come around (us elektra)
MIKE T – do it anyway you wanna (us golden pyramid)
ARTHUR ADAMS – you got the floor (us inculcation)
SLAVE – snap shot / wait for me (us cotillion)

LEGEND:
VAUGHAN MASON – rockin’ big guitar (us brunswick)
RAHMLEE – think (us headfirst)
DONALD BYRD – love has come around (us elektra)
MIKE T – do it anyway you wanna (us golden pyramid)
SLAVE – snap shot / wait for me (us cotillion)

 

From 3rd Nov 81 Wigan Pier and Legend (combined chart)

SLAVE – snap shot / wait for me (us cotillion)
BOHANNON – let’s start II dance again (us phase II)
K.I.D – hupendi muziki wangu?! (you don’t like my music) (us sam)
FINE QUALITY – aah dance (us sugarhill)
D TRAIN – you’re the one for me (us prelude)

 

1982

D TRAIN – you’re the one for me (us prelude)
LESSETTE WILSON – caveman boogie (us headfirst)
ONENESS OF JUJU – every way but loose (us sutra)
STONE – time (us west end)
P-FUNK ALL STARS – hydraulic pump pt III (us hump)
MYSTIC MERLIN – mr magician (us capitol)
ELECTRIK FUNK – on a journey (I sing the funk electric) (us prelude)
PATRICE RUSHEN – forget me nots (us elektra)
B.B.C.S & A BAND – rock shock (us sam)
PATRICE RUSHEN – number one (us elektra)
SINNAMON – thanks to you (us becket)
ODYSSEY – inside out (us rca)
LARRY GRAHAM – sooner or later (us warner brothers)
HOWARD JOHNSON – so fine (us a&m)
ROCKERS REVENGE – walking on sunshine (us streetwise)
GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE – the message (us sugarhill)
EVELYN KING – love come down (us rca)
SHARON REDD – beat the street (us prelude)
KLIEN & MBO – dirty talk (italian zanza)
EXTRA T’S – e.t boogie (us sunnyview)
WILLIE HUTCH – in and out (us motown)
WHODINI – magic’s wand (us jive)
MONTANA SEXTET – heavy vibes (us philly sound works)
DR JECKYLL & MR HYDE – the challenge (us profile)
INDEEP – last night a dj saved my life (us sound of new york)

 

1983

INDEEP – last night a dj saved my life (us sound of new york)
CASHMERE – do it anyway you wanna (us philly world)
SANDY KERR – thug rock (us catawba)
CLASS ACTION – weekend (us jive)
DAVID JOSEPH – you can’t hide (your love from me) (uk island)
SALSOUL ORCHESTRA – ooh, I love it (love break) (us salsoul)
C.O.D – in the bottle (us emergency)
VISUAL – the music got me (us prelude)
RUN-DMC – it’s like that / sucker mc’s (us profile)
BRASS CONSTRUCTION – walking the line (us capitol)
WEEKS & CO – if you’re looking for fun (us salsoul)
FREEEZ – I dub u (us streetwise)
NEWTRAMENT – london bridge is falling down (uk jive)
HERBIE HANCOCK – rockit (us columbia)
TWO SISTERS – high noon (us sugarscoop)
TIME ZONE – the wildstyle (us celluloid)
UNIQUE – what I got is what you need (us prelude)
HOT STREAK – body work (us easy street)
B BOYS – two, three, break (us vintertainment)
CURTIS HAIRSTON – I want you (all tonight) (us pretty pearl)
GRANDMASTER & MELLE MEL – white lines (don’t don’t do it) (us sugarhill)
CAPTAIN RAPP – bad times (I can’t stand it) (us saturn)
SHANNON – let the music play (us emergency)
HASHIM – al-naafiysh (the soul) (us cutting)

© Greg Wilson, 2008

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