Global Charts
National Charts

Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to September 27, 1980
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 8
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Motown - 6 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 12
Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
MCA / Jet
4 / -
week 2
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
EMI / Elektra
3 / 3
week 10
Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones
6 / 6
week 4
All Out Of Love - Air Supply
8 / 7
week 5
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Warner Bros.
5 / 4
week 7
The Winner Takes It All - Abba
Atlantic / Epic / Polydor
new.JPG (991 bytes) Don't Stand So Close To Me - Police
7 / 5
week 20
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
10 / -
week 2
Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
Warner Bros.

It was a great comeback and also the biggest smash in the career of the former Supremes lead singer: "Upside Down", released in July 1980, was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The song was issued as the lead single from Diana's tenth solo studio album, simply titled as Diana. As would be widely reported later, their studio liaison with Ross was not a success. She disliked the results of their sessions and gave them specific remixing instructions; they made slight changes and suggested that if she still did not like them, she could get them remixed herself. Ross did so, reworking the whole album with Motown producer Russ Terrana to downplay the funk element and make her voice more prominent. Rogers and Edwards were initially furious, and considered having their production credit removed. They eventually decided to leave the track unedited, as the sound they used for Chic remained heavily influential on the album. However, "Upside Down" was a huge global success, reached the no.1 position in the United States, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and New Zealand.

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