Charting the Charts: Chuck Mangione – Fun and Games (1980)

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Here’s a look at how the Chuck Mangione album Fun and Games fared on various charts:

1980
Date Billboard Jazz (50) Billboard 200 Cash Box 200 Cash Box Jazz (40)
Feb 23 23 66 62 15
March 1 2 29 15 7
March 8 2 10 10 3
March 15 1 8 10 1
March 22 1 8 9 1
March 29 2 8 9 1
April 5 2 8 12 1
April 12 3 14 15 1
April 19 3 19 18 1
April 26 4 28 21 1
May 3 4 30 25 4
May 10 5 38 37 5
May 17 5 54 43 5
May 24 5 75 52 4
May 31 9 82 71 4
June 7 11 83 77 9
June 14 11 103 89 11
June 21 12 153 146 11
June 28 13 159 161 12
July 5 23 170 167 16
July 12 25 186 195 18
July 19 25 199 20
July 26 28 200 24
Aug 2 28 28
Aug 9 29 33
Aug 16 29 33
Aug 23 35 34
Aug 30 35 35
Sept 6 33 38
Sept 13 32 38
Sept 20 33 38
Sept 27 33 39
Oct 4 41 39
Oct 11 43 40

REVIEWS:

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Billboard, February 16, 1980, p. 91

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Cash Box, February 9. 1980, p. 15


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Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1984

In 1984, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Thirty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1984:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 7 Backstreet David Sanborn
January 14 December George Winston
January 21
January 28 Backstreet David Sanborn
February 4
February 11
February 18
February 25
March 3
March 10
March 17 Imagine This Pieces of a Dream
March 24
March 31 Backstreet David Sanborn
April 7 Wishful Thinking Earl Klugh
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19 Rejoicing Pat Metheny with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins
May 26
June 2
June 9
June 16 Wishful Thinking Earl Klugh
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28
August 4
August 11 Access All Areas Spyro Gyra
August 18
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13 First Circle Pat Metheny Group
October 20
October 27
November 3 Inside Moves Grover Washington, Jr.
November 10
November 17
November 24
December 1
December 8 First Circle Pat Metheny Group
December 15
December 22
December 29

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1983

In 1983, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Thirty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1983:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 1 Two of a Kind Bob James &
Earl Klugh
January 8
January 15 The Best is Yet to Come Grover Washington, Jr.
January 22
January 29
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26
April 2
April 9
April 16 Procession Weather Report
April 23
April 30 Jarreau Al Jarreau
May 7
May 14
May 21
May 28 Low Ride Earl Klugh
June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25 Jarreau Al Jarreau
July 2 In Your Eyes George Benson
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 3
September 10
September 17
September 24
October 1
October 8
October 15/td> Individual Choice Jean-Luc Ponty
October 22
October 29 Foxie Bob James
November 5
November 12
November 19 Individual Choice Jean-Luc Ponty
November 26
December 3
December 10 Backstreet David Sanborn
December 17
December 24
December 31

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1982

In 1982, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1982:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 2 The George Benson Collection George Benson
January 9
January 16
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13 Come Morning Grover Washington, Jr.
February 20
February 27
March 6
March 13 The George Benson Collection George Benson
March 20
March 27
April 3 The Dude Quincy Jones
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8 Breakin’ Away Al Jarreau
May 15
May 22
May 29 We Want Miles Miles Davis
June 5
June 12 Offramp Pat Metheny Group
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7 Hands Down Bob James
August 14 As We Speak David Sanborn
August 21 Offramp Pat Metheny Group
August 28
September 4
September 11 Hands Down Bob James
September 18
September 25
October 2 As We Speak David Sanborn
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30 Incognito Spyro Gyra
November 6
November 13
November 20 Two of a Kind Bob James &
Earl Klugh
November 27
December 4
December 11
December 18
December 25

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981

Dr. Smooth’s Flashback #14: Billboard/Cash Box/Record World charts of June 10, 1978

Spend an hour remembering some of the most popular jazz of 1978 as listed on the Top 40 Jazz Albums charts in the June 10, 1978 issues of Billboard, Cash Box, and Record World magazines.

Playlist:


souza

Track 1: “Daisy Mae” by Raul de Souza, from the album Don’t Ask My Neighbors.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 34
Cash Box 33
Record World 24

klugh

Track 2: “Magic in Your Eyes” by Earl Klugh, from the album Magic in Your Eyes.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 33
Cash Box 38
Record World 15

sanborn

Track 3: “Lotus Blossom” by David Sanborn from the album Heart to Heart.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 23
Cash Box 23
Record World 31

noel

Track 4: “Superwoman” by Noel Pointer, from the #39 album of the week, Hold On.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 17
Cash Box 25
Record World 26

spyro

Track 5: “Mead” by Spyro Gyra, from the album Spyro Gyra.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 20
Cash Box 21
Record World 21

loveland

Track 6: “Loveland” by Lonnie Liston Smith from the album Loveland.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 11
Cash Box 8
Record World 10

deodato

Track 7: “Love Island” by Deodato, from the album Love Island.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 10
Cash Box 9
Record World 8

sample

Track 8: “Rainbow Seeker” by Joe Sample, from the album, Rainbow Seeker.  

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 3
Cash Box 6
Record World 5

clarke

Track 9: “Modern Man” by Stanley Clarke, from the album Modern Man.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 7
Cash Box 3
Record World 3

benson

Track 10: “Windsong” by George Benson, from the album, Weekend in L.A.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 1
Cash Box 2
Record World 2

feelssogood

Track 11: “Feels So Good” by Chuck Mangione from the album Feels So Good.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 2
Cash Box 1
Record World 1

june 10 1978 jazz charts

Thanks to Herc of Herc’s Hideaway for research assistance and support.

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1981

In 1981, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1981:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 3 Winelight Grover Washington, Jr.
January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14
February 21
February 28
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23
May 30
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27
July 4 The Clarke-Duke Project Stanley Clarke
& George Duke
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15 The Man with the Horn Miles Davis
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12
September 19 Breakin’ Away Al Jarreau
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14
November 21
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19
December 26 The George Benson Collection George Benson

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1980

In 1980, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1980:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 5 One on One Bob James &
Earl Klugh
January 12
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 1
March 8 Every Generation Ronnie Laws
March 15 Fun and Games Chuck Mangione
March 22
March 29
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3 Catching the Sun Spyro Gyra
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
July 5
July 12
July 19 This Time Al Jarreau
July 26
August 2 Rhapsody and Blues The Crusaders
August 9
August 16 Give Me the Night George Benson
August 23
August 30
September 6
September 13
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13
December 20
December 27 Winelight Grover Washington, Jr.