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Dead Giveaway – Shalamar

Shalamar took this track into the UK top 10 for two weeks in 1983.

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This week in 1983, Dead giveaway by Shalamar was at its highest position of number 8 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 33. After two weeks in the top 10, the song dropped into the lower top 40 for the final three weeks of its chart life.

Dead giveaway was released on the Solar record label and was the last of four top 10 hits for Shalamar in the UK. It was taken from the gold-selling album The look, which peaked at number 7 in the UK albums chart.

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This track was included on Shalamar’s compilation album The greatest hits.


UK singles chart for the week ending 9 July 1983

  1. Baby JaneRod Stewart

  2. Flashdance… what a feelingIrene Cara

  3. Wherever I lay my hat (that’s my home)Paul Young

  4. Moonlight shadowMike Oldfield

  5. I.O.U.Freeez

  6. War babyTom Robinson

  7. Come live with meHeaven 17

  8. Dead giveawayShalamar

  9. Every breath you takePolice

  10. I guess that’s why they call it the bluesElton John

  11. Take that situationNick Heyward

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