Discography & chart placings

The UK has several different charts that are compiled weekly based on what has been sold at a random selection of record shops throughout the UK. I have used the main UK chart (formly known as the Gallup top 75) which is used by the BBC. The BBC top 40 chart is taken from this and used for radio and television.
The US has one main Billboard chart which is split down into smaller charts (catering for the different styles of music - for example R'n'B, and country & western). Where known I have given the main Billboard chart placing.

It should be noted that not all of the Scritti Politti singles were released in the US. If anybody can provide chart information for other countries, I would be happy to include it here.

Released Single UK US
Nov 81 The Sweetest Girl 64
May 82 Faithless 56
Aug 82 Asylums In Jerusalem / Jacques Derrida 43
Mar 84 Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) 10 91
Jun 84 Absolute 17
Nov 84 Hypnotize 68
May 85 The Word Girl 6
Sep 85 Perfect Way 48 11
May 88 Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy) 13
Aug 88 First Boy In This Town (Lovesick) 63
Nov 88 Boom! There She Was
- featuring Roger Troutman
55 53
Mar 91 She's A Woman
- with Shabba Ranks
Aug 91 Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me
- with Sweetie Irie
Jul 99 Tinseltown To The Boogiedown
- includes Mos Def and Lee Majors

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Released Single UK US
Sep 82 Songs To Remember
- The Sweetest Girl
- Faithless
- Asylums In Jerusalem
- Jacques Derrida
Jun 85 Cupid & Psyche 85
- Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
- Absolute
- Hypnotize
- The Word Girl
- Perfect Way
5 50
Jun 88 Provision
- Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)
- First Boy In This Town (Lovesick)
- Boom! There She Was
8 113
Jul 99 Anomie & Bonhomie
- Tinseltown To The Boogiedown

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