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UK Top 100 Chart Positions

United Kingdom   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  29 August 1979 20 NEW
  04 September 1979 03
  11 September 1979 02
  18 September 1979 01
  25 September 1979 02
  02 October 1979 03
Beggars Banquet | BEG 23   09 October 1979 07
Released on 17th August 1979   16 October 1979 14
Reached Number 1 on 18th September 1979 for 1 week   23 October 1979 37
Spent 11 weeks in the charts   30 October 1979 44
Sales | Gold Certification 400,000 + BPI October 1979   06 November 1979 68
Song Lyrics        

Taken from the album | The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

 

Australian Top 20 Chart Positions

Australia   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  17 December 1979 NEW
  24 December 1979 13
  07 January 1980 12
  14 January 1980 11
  21 January 1980 10
  28 January 1980 09
Atlantic | 100110   04 February 1980 10
Released on 03rd December 1979   11 February 1980 12
Reached Number 9 on 28th January 1980   18 February 1980 12
Spent 10 weeks in the charts   25 February 1980 16
Sales |        
Song Lyrics        

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

Belgium Top 30 Chart Positions

Belgium   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  03 November 1979 28 NEW
       
       
       
       
       
Beggars Banquet | BEG 23        
Released on        
Reached Number 28 on 03rd November 1979        
Spent 1 week in the charts        
Sales |        
Song Lyrics        

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
         
         
         
         

Canadian Top 100 Chart Positions as issued in R.P.M. (Records, Promotion, Music Magazine)

Canada   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  15 March 1980 84 NEW
  22 March 1980 73
  29 March 1980 58
  05 April 1980 45
  12 April 1980 30
  19 April 1980 26
Beggars Banquet | BEG 23   26 April 1980 16
Released on 01 March 1980   03 May 1980 10
Reached Number 1 on 21 June 1980 for 2 weeks   10 May 1980 04
Spent 33 weeks in the charts   17 May 1980 06
Sales |   24 May 1980 06
Song Lyrics   31 May 1980 05
    07 June 1980 03
    14 June 1980 02
    21 June 1980 01
    28 June 1980 01
    05 July 1980 04
    12 July 1980 07
    19 July 1980 09
    26 July 1980 12
    02 August 1980 14
    09 August 1980 21
    16 August 1980 22
    23 August 1980 26
    30 August 1980 35
    06 September 1980 39
    13 September 1980 39
    20 September 1980 39
    27 September 1980 42
    04 October 1980 42
    11 October 1980 43
    18 October 1980 43
    25 October 1980 46
         

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

 

Canadian Top 20 Chart Positions as issued by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.

Canada   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  16 April 1980 20 NEW
  23 April 1980 03
  30 April 1980 03
  07 May 1980 06
  14 May 1980 06
  21 May 1980 18
Beggars Banquet | BEG 23   28 May 1980 03
Released on   04 June 1980 03
Reached Number 3 on   11 June 1980 03
Spent 15 weeks in the charts   18 June 1980 03
Sales |   25 June 1980 03
Song Lyrics   02 July 1980 03
    09 July 1980 03
    16 July 1980 04
    23 July 1980 04
         

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

 

Canadian Top 100 Chart Positions

Germany   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  12 November 1979 45 NEW
       
       
       
       
       
Beggars Banquet | INT 111.524        
Released on        
Reached Number 45 on 12th November 1979        
Spent 1 week in the charts        
Sales |        
Song Lyrics        

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

Irish Top 30 Chart Positions

Ireland   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  16 September 1979 13 NEW
  23 September 1979 05
  30 September 1979 05
  07 October 1979 05
  14 October 1979 14
       
Beggars Banquet | BEG 23        
Released on        
Reached Number 5 on 23rd September 1979        
Spent 5 weeks in the charts        
Sales |        
Song Lyrics        

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

New Zealand Top 50 Chart Positions

New Zealand   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  18 November 1979 49 NEW
  09 December 1979 43
  16 December 1979 35
  23 December 1979 23
  Drop out of charts ?    
  20 January 1980 21
Beggars Banquet | BEG 23   27 January 1980 20
Released on 10th February 1980   03 February 1980 20
Reached Number 18 on   10 February 1980 18
Spent 8 weeks in the charts        
Sales |        
Song Lyrics        
         
         
         
         
         
         

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

USA Top 100 Chart Positions

United States of America   Chart Date Chart
Position
Up / Down

  16 February 1980 81 NEW
  21 February 1980 72
  28 February 1980 64
  08 March 1980 56
  15 March 1980 51
  22 March 1980 45
Beggars Banquet | BEG 23  

29 March 1980

40
Released on 08 February 1980   05 April 1980 36
Reached Number 9 on 07 June 1980   12 April 1980 32
Spent 25 weeks in the charts   19 April 1980 25
Sales |   26 April 1980 22
Song Lyrics   04 May 1980 15
    11 May 1980 12
    18 May 1980 10
    25 May 1980 10
    31 May 1980 10
    07 June 1980 09
    14 June 1980 09
    21 June 1980 09
    28 June 1980 14
    05 July 1980 17
    12 July 1980 29
    19 July 1980 37
    26 July 1980 62
    02 August 1980 97
         
         

Taken from the album - The Pleasure Principle        
       
         
         
         

 

References

 
       
       
       
       
       
       
         
Official Charts Archive        
Record Mirror        
Radio 1 Official New Chart Singles as released on a Wednesday.

 

       
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

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