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Record Mirror End Of Year Lists


Record mirror 1     Record Mirror 2

A UK Music Weekly  That Ceased Publication In 1990. 


Sadly, just a few selected end of year lists that John Manning Supplied.
 
›› 1975 | 1978 
›› 1987 | 1988 | 1989
›› Albums Of The '80's
 
If anybody has any more Record Mirror lists that they would like to contribute, please email me



Record Mirror Albums Of The '80's
Published December 1989

Prince

1. Sign o' the Times – Prince (1987)
2. Actually – Pet Shop Boys (1987)
3. The Queen is Dead – The Smiths (1986)
4. The Lexicon of Love – ABC (1982)
5. Like a Prayer – Madonna (1989)
6. 3 Feet High and Rising – De La Soul (1989)
7. Thriller – Michael Jackson (1982)
8. Soul Mining – The The (1983)
9. Control – Janet Jackson (1986)
10. Purple Rain – Prince and the Revolution (1984)
11. Power, Corruption & Lies – New Order (1983)
12. Introspective – Pet Shop Boys (1988)
13. The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)
14. Songs to Remember – Scritti Politti (1982)
15. Living My Life – Grace Jones (1982)
16. Rattlesnakes – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (1984)
17. This is Big Audio Dynamite – Big Audio Dynamite (1985)
18. More Specials – The Specials (1980)
19. Welcome to the Pleasuredome – Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984)
20. Fans – Malcolm McLaren (1984)
21. The Gift – The Jam (1982)
22. Midnight Love – Marvin Gaye (1982)
23. Searching for the Young Soul Rebels – Dexys Midnight Runners (1980)
24. Closer – Joy Division (1980)
25. Make It Big – Wham! (1984)
26. Give Me the Reason – Luther Vandross (1986)
27. Dare – The Human League (1981)
28. Songs from the Big Chair – Tears For Fears (1985)
29. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret – Soft Cell (1981)
30. Hounds of Love – Kate Bush (1985)
31. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back – Public Enemy (1988)
32. Technique – New Order (1989)
33. She’s Strange – Cameo (1984)
34. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics (1983)
35. Upstairs at Eric’s – Yazoo (1982)
36. Music for the Masses – Depeche Mode (1987)
37. Labour of Love – UB40 (1983)
38. Paradise – Inner City (1989)
39. Original Soundtrack – S’Express (1989)
40. The Age of Consent – Bronski Beat (1984)
41. Penthouse and Pavement – Heaven 17 (1981)
42. Colour by Numbers – Culture Club (1983)
43. The Joshua Tree – U2 (1987)
44. Licensed to Ill – Beastie Boys (1986)
45. Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby - Terence Trent D'Arby (1987)
46. I Just Can't Stop It – The Beat (1980)
47. The Innocents – Erasure (1988)
48. Tropical Gangsters – Kid Creole and the Coconuts (1982)
49. Let’s Dance – David Bowie (1983)
50. Club Classics Volume One – Soul II Soul (1989)
51. Kilimanjaro - The Teardrop Explodes (1980)
52. Empires and Dance - Simple Minds (1980)
53. Absolutely - Madness (1980)
54. A New Flame - Simply Red (1989)
55. Lōc’ed After Dark - Tone Lōc (1989)
56. Ocean Rain - Echo and the Bunnymen (1984)
57. Boy - U2 (1980)
58. Synchronicity - The Police (1983)
59. Madonna - Madonna (1983)
60. Love - Aztec Camera (1987)
61. The Head on the Door - The Cure (1985)
62. Raising Hell - Run DMC (1986)
63. Café Bleu - The Style Council (1984)
64. Diamond Life - Sade (1984)
65. 1999 - Prince (1982)
66. Flesh and Blood - Roxy Music (1980)
67. Rum Sodomy & the Lash - The Pogues (1985)
68. Graceland - Paul Simon (1986)
69. Waiting - Fun Boy Three (1983)
70. Being with You - Smokey Robinson (1981)
71. Kick - INXS (1987)
72. Happy Families - Blancmange (1982)
73. George Best - The Wedding Present (1987)
74. A Walk Across the Rooftops - The Blue Nile (1984)
75. No Jacket Required - Phil Collins (1985)
76. I Feel for You - Chaka Khan (1984)
77. Little Creatures - Talking Heads (1985)
78. Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits (1985)
79. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1988)
80. The Raw and the Cooked - Fine Young Cannibals (1989)
81. Steve McQueen - Prefab Sprout (1985)
82. Pelican West - Haircut 100 (1982)
83. Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen (1984)
84. Running in the Family - Level 42 (1987)
85. Vienna - Ultravox (1980)
86. You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever - Orange Juice (1982)
87. Private Dancer - Tina Turner (1984)
88. Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M. (1986)
89. Conscience - Womack & Womack (1988)
90. Kylie - Kylie Minogue (1988)
91. No Parlez - Paul Young (1983)
92. Like a Virgin - Madonna (1984)
93. Too - Rye - Ay - Dexy’s Midnight Runners (1982)
94. Raw Like Sushi - Neneh Cherry (1989)
95. True - Spandau Ballet (1983)
96. Psychocandy - The Jesus and Mary Chain (1985)
97. Stella - Yello (1985)
98. Eden - Everything but the Girl (1984)
99. Metal Box - Public Image Limited (actually 1979, but reissued in 1980 as “Second Edition)
100. Raintown - Deacon Blue (1987)



Thanks to Nikos Pousios For 1 to 50 And Richard Mera For 51 too 100

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Record Mirror End Of Year Lists 1989


Albums

1 Madonna Like a Prayer
2 De LA Soul 3 Feet High and Rising
3 Neneh Cherry Raw Like Sushi
4 Holly Johnson Blast
5 Liza Minnelli Results
6 The Stone Roses Stone Roses
7 Kaleidoscope World Swing Out Sister
8 Del Amitri Waking Hours
9 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
10 Lisa Stansfield Affection
11 Erasure Wild
12 Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol 1
13 Tone Loc Loced After Dark
14 Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples Merge
15 Simply Red A new Flame
16 Inner City Paradise
17 New Order Technique
18 The Wonder Stuff Hup
19 Wendy & Lisa Fruit at the Bottom
20 Jesus Jones Liquidator

Singles

1 Soul II Soul Back To Life
2 The Stone Roses Fools Gold
3 Lisa Stansfield All Around The World
4 Beloved The Sun Rising
5 Tone Loc Funky Cold Medina
6 Shakespears Sister You're History
7 The Bangles Eternal Flame
8 S'Express Hey Music Lover
9 Black Box Right On Time
10 Madonna Like a Prayer
11 Lil Louis French Kiss
12 Guns'n'Roses Sweet Child O' Mine
13= The Wonder Stuff Don't Let Me Down Gently
13= The Sundays Can't Be Sure
14 The Cure Lullaby
15 Nenah Cherry Manchild
16 LL Cool J I'm That Tye Of Guy
17 Tears for Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love
18 De La Soul Me Myself And I
19 Hue & Cry Violently
20 808 State Pacific

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Record Mirror End Of Year Lists 1988


Albums

Public Enemy

1 Public Enemy It takes a Nation of Millions
2 The Wonder Stuff The Eight Legged Grove Machine
3 Dinosour Jnr Bug
4 REM Green
5= Pet Shop Boys Introspective
5= Prefab Sprout From Langley Park to Memphis
7 Prince Lovesay
8 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Tender Prey
9 The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane
10 Ultra Vivid Scene U.V.S.
11= Fields Of The Nephilium The Nephilium
11- Black Comedy
13 Morrissey Viva Hate
14= Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
14= The Pixies Surfer Rosa
16 The Gypsy Kings Gypsy Kings
16 Voice Of the Beehive Let It Bee
18= Bon Jovi New Jersey
18= Siouxsie and the Banshees Peepshow
20 Microdisney 39 Minutes

Singles

1 The House Of Love Destroy The Heart
2 Dinosour Jnr Freak Scene
3 The Pixies Gigantic
4 Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices
5 Morrissey Every Day Is Like Sunday
6 Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart
7 The Go Betweens Streets Of Your Town
8 Danielle Dax Cat House
9 Morrissey Suedehead
10= Erasure Ship Of Fools
10= Nick Cave The Mercy Seat
12 Diesel Park West Jackie's Still Sad
13 Inner City Big Fun
14 Sabrina Boys (Summertime Love)
15= Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance
15= Bomb The Base Beat Dis
17 Prince Alphabet Street
18= Salt-N-Pepa Shake Your Thing
18= Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine
18= The Wedding Present Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
18= S'Express Theme From S'Express

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Record Mirror End Of Year Lists 1987


Albums

Prince


1 Prince Sign'O' The Times
2= The Smiths Strangeways Here We Come
2= Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush The Show
4= REM Document
4= Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Mainstream
6= LL Cool J Bigger and Deffer
6= Eric B & Rakim Paid In Full
6= Depeche Mode Music For The Masses
9= That Petrol Emotion Babble
9= New Order Substance
11= Sinead O'Connor The Lion and The Cobra
11= Aerosmith Permanent Vacation
11= The Chesterfields Kettle
14= Microdisney Crooked Mile
14= The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland
14= David Slyvian Secrets of The Beehive
14= Julian Cope St Julian
18= Black Wonderful Life
18= The Proclaimers This Is The Story
18= Regina Bell All By Myself

Singles

1 Prince Sign'O' The Times
2 The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion
3 That Petrol Emotion Big Decision
4 Aerosmith Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
4 The Sugarcubes Birthday
4 Public Enemy Rebel Without A Pause
7 New Order True Faith
8 Black Sweetest Smile
9 The Smiths Girlfriend In a Coma
10 The Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield What Have I Done To Deserve This
11 LL Cool J I'm Bad
12 Eric B & Rakim Paid In Full
12 Mel & Kim Respectable
12 Def Leppard Animal
15 Spoonie Gee The Godfather
16 The Wonder Stuff Unbearable
17 Lloyd Cole and The Commotions My Bag
18 The Pogues Fairytale of New York
19 Sinead O'Connor Troy
20 The Beastie Boys Fight For Your Right (To Party)


Record Mirror Staff choice - each of the folowng were allowed to chose 10 albums and 5 singles

Eleanor Levy
Graham Black
Kevin Murphy
Malu Halasa
Henry Williams
Ian Dickson
Nancy Culp
Robin Smith
Betty Page
Lisa Tilston
Johnny Dee
Joe Shutter
Tony Beard
Parker
Chris Twomey
Andy Strickland
Roger Morton
Edwin J Bernard
Charlie Dick
Lesley O'Toole
Pete Paisley
Lysette Cohen

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Record Mirror End Of Year Lists 1978


Albums


1 Jam All Mod Cons
2 Bruce springsteen Darkness On The Edge Of Town
3 Various Artists Big Wheels Of Motown
4 Blondie Parallel Lines
5 Elvis Costello This Year's Model
6 Clash Give 'em Enough Rope
7 Thin Lizzy Live And Dangerous
8= Billy Joel The Stranger
8= David Johansen David Johansen
10 Rachel Sweet Fool Around

Singles

1 Patti Smith Because of the Night
2 Jam Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
3 Magazine Shot By Both Sides
4 Evelyn 'Champagne' King Shame
5 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street
6 Steel Pulse Ku Klux Klan
7= The Normal TVOD/Warm Letherette
7= Boomtown Rats Rat Trap
9 Elvis Costello I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea
10 Boney M Rivers Of Babylon
10= Dire Straights Sultans Of Swing
10= Billy Joel Just The Way You Are

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Record Mirror End Of Year Lists 1975


There was no ranking - just 12 writers with their selections for albums and singles of the year.
Below is a list of all the albums and singles mentioned put into an order based on number of times selected.

Albums

1 Bob Marley Natty Dread
2 Millie Jackson Caught Up
3 10 CC Original Soundtrack
4 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel The Best Years of Our Lives
5 Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
6 Average White Band Cut The Cake
7 David Bowie Young American
8 Kilburn & the Highroads Handsome
9 Roxy Music Siren
10 Elton John Captain Fantastic
11 Steely Dan Katy Lied
12 Neil Young Tonights the Night
13 Who Who by Numbers
14 J Geils Hotline
15 Jefferson Starship Dragonfly
16 Big Youth Dread Locks Dread
17 Janis Ian Between the Lines
18 Al Jarreau We Got By
19 The Rolling Stones Rolled Gold
20 Lou Reed Lou Reed Live
21 Rod Stewart Atlantic Crossing
22 Smokey Robinson A Quiet Storm
23 John Lennon Rock 'n Roll
24 Rufus Rufusized
25 Mataya Clifford Road of Life
26 The Sensational ALex Harvey Band Tomorrow Belongs to Me
27 Dr Hook Bankrupt
28 The Undisputed Truth Higher Than High
29 KC & the Sunshine Band KC & the Sunshine Band
30 Wings Venus and Mars
31 Steeleye Span All Around My Hat
32 The Miracles City Of Angels
33 Mike Oldfield Ommadawn
34 Rita Jean Bodine Rita Jean Bodine
35 Sparks Indiscreet
36 Queen A Night at the Opera
37 Billy Connolly Get Right Intae Him
38 Allen Toussaint Southern Nights
39 Wings Band on the Run
40 Neil Sedaka Overnight Success
41 Bob Dylan Basement Tapes
42 The Dramatics Dramatic Jackpot
43 Judy Collins Judith
44 Major Harris My Way
45 Justin Haywood / John Lodge Blue Jays
46 Tomita Snowflakes are Dancing
47 Little Feet The Last Record Album
48 Leo Sayer Another Year
49 Ace Time For Another
50 Supremes The Supremes
51 Supertramp Crisis? What Crisis?
52 Be Bop De Luxe Futurama
53 Eagles One of These Nights
54 Grateful Dead Blues For Alaah
55 Blackbyrds Flying Start
56 London American Story The American Dream
57 Dr Feelgood Malpractice
58 Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
59 Andy Fairweather-Low La Booga Rooga
60 John Bird The Idi Amin Album
61 The Ohio Players Honey

Singles

1 Shirley & Company Shame Shame Shame
2 LaBelle Lady Marmalade
3 Bowie Fame
4 Average White Band Pick Up The Pieces
5 Mud Oh Boy
6 The Eagles One of These Nights
7 KC & the Sunshine Band That's The Way I Like It
8 Bob Marley No Woman No Cry
9 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
10 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Make Me Smile
11 Rufus Stop On By



The following singles were selected by only 1 writers. They are in alphabetic order.

10cc I'm Not In Love
10cc Art For Art'S Sake
Alice Cooper Only Women
Andy Fairweather-Low Wide Eyed And Legless
Billy Connolly D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
Bryan Ferry You Go To My Head
Calendar Hypertension
Disco Tex I Wanna Dance Wit Choo
Earth, Wind And Fire Shining Star
Earth, Wind And Fire That's The Way Of The World
Esther Phillips What A Difference A Day Made
Fox Imagine Me, Imagine You
Frankie Vali & The Four Seasons The Night
George McCrae It's Been So Long
Gladys Knight & The Pips The Way We Were
Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye
Greg Lake I believe In Father Christmas
Hot Chocolate Disco Queen
Ian Hunter Once Bitten Twice Shy
Ike & Tina Turner Baby Get It On
Janis Ian At Seveenteen
Joe Cocker You Are So Beautiful
John Lennon No 9 Dream
Judy Collins Send In The Clowns
KC & the Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight
Linda Ronstadt Your'e No Good
Louisa Mark Caught You In A Lie
Lynsey De Paul My Man And Me
Marianne Faithful Dreamin' My Dreams
Minnie Riperon Loving You
Moments And Whatnauts Girls
Mud Moonshine Sally
Neil Sedaka Immigrant
Paul Davidson Midnight Rider
Pete Wingfield Eighteen With A Bullet
Pilot January
Rhetta Young Sending Out An SOS
Rod Stewart Sailing
Roxy Music Love Is The Drug
Roy Padlock, I
Rufus Once You Get Started
Shirley Brown Woman To Woman
Steeleye Span All Around My Hat
Stretch Why Did You Do That
The Eagles Best Of My Love
The Joneses Sugar Pie Guy
The Walker Brothers No Regrets
Typical Tropical Barbados
Wings Letting Go