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Hi-NRG Hi-NRG Disco Record Mirror Hi-NRG Charts

23rd October 1982: Motion

Record Mirror Boystown Disco Hi-NRG Chart 23rd October 1982

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16th October 1982: Melissa Manchester

Record Mirror Boystown Disco Hi-NRG Chart 16th October 1982

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9th October 1982: The Weather Girls

Record Mirror Boystown Disco Hi-NRG Chart 9th October 1982

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80s Hi-NRG Hi-NRG Disco Record Mirror Hi-NRG Charts

2nd October 1982: Lee Prentis, Linda Clifford & Paul Parker

Record Mirror Boystown Disco Hi-NRG Chart 2nd October 1982

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11th September 1982: Sharon Redd, Divine & Romanelli

Record Mirror Boystown Disco Hi-NRG Chart 11th September 1982

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28th August & 4th September 1982: Yazoo

Record Mirror Hi-NRG Boystown Disco Chart 28th August 1982

Record Mirror Hi-NRG Boystown Disco Chart 4th September 1982

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21st August 1982: Yazoo

Record Mirror Hi-NRG Boystown Disco Chart 21st August 1982

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14th August 1982: Carol Jiani

Record Mirror Boystown Hi-NRG Chart 14th August 1982

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August 7th 1982: Patrick Cowley & Sylvester, Laura Branigan, Donna Summer

Record Mirror Boystown Chart 7th August 1982

Three of this week’s New Entries

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Record Mirror First Hi-NRG Chart

24th July 1982

Throughout most of the 1980s, the British musical weekly magazine, Record Mirror, published a chart of the most popular Hi-NRG and Boystown Disco tracks being played in some nightclubs in Britain. These charts were compiled from DJ returns by James Hamilton and Alan Jones.

Record Mirror had been publishing world reknowned weekly Disco Charts since September 1974. However, during 1982 James and Alan noticed a very different sound being played by DJs in underground British gay clubs, where the BPMs were faster, between 120 and 140 BPM. Much of this music was American, Canadian and European import 12″ singles that were not within the conciousness of mainstream British pop or dance culture. This faster, more synthesiser based, and less funky dance music was eminating in the fabled nightclubs of New York and San Francisco, and crossing the Atlantic bringing a new sound to the UK.

American record labels such as Moby Dick and Megatone from San Francisco; underground American producers such as Bobby Orlando and Patrick Cowley; and Canadian groups like Lime were already popular on this scene, as evidenced by the very first Boystown Chart published in the UK in Record Mirror on 24th July 1982, and reproduced below.

I have chosen a few videos from my YouTube channel to set the scene in July 1982.