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War Baby – Tom Robinson

This track by Tom Robinson spent three weeks in the UK top 10 in 1983.

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Thirty years ago this week, War baby by Tom Robinson reached its highest position of number 6 in the UK singles chart in its third week in the top 40 and first in the top 10. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but stayed in the top 10 for another two weeks. A further three weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

War baby was released on the Panic record label and was the second of two UK top 10 hits for Tom Robinson. It was included on the album Hope and glory, which peaked at number 21 in the UK albums chart in 1984.

More music from Tom Robinson


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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