UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 14th January 1986
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Richard Skinner broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Wednesday 8th to Monday 13th January 1986.
This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases. This week, there were six new entrys, fourteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper” Grace Jones is back for 1986 and it’s with a re-issue of her earlier singles, “Pull Up To The Bumper” and “La Vie En Rose”, following last year’s chart hit, “Slave To The Rhythm”.
39. Feargal Sharkey – “A Good Heart” Feargal Sharkey’s former number one survives another week as one of two songs he still has on the chart. This one is down fifteen places.
38. a-ha – “Take On Me” a-ha also have two songs on the chart and one was last week’s highest climber. This is not the one and they go down just six places, having been on the chart for over three months now!
37. Lionel Richie – “Say You, Say Me” Lionel Richie is down too this week, fifteen places for him as last week’s new entrants all move up with an injection of new music for a new year.
36. Wham – “Last Christmas” And that includes all the Christmas songs, which all take big tumbles this week. Wham’s “Last Christmas” is surely over as they exit the top twenty, down twenty two places.
35. Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love” Yet another artist with two songs on the chart still is Jennifer Rush. Her former chart topper is down two places as the song racks up FOUR months in the top 40!
34. AC/DC – “Shake Your Foundations” Australian band, AC/DC, return to the UK singles chart for 1986 this week with the third single to come from last years album, “Fly On The Wall”.
33. Dee C Lee – “See The Day” Meanwhile, Dee C Lee’s former top three hit is down seventeen places as she makes ten whole weeks inside the top 40…although this could be her last.
32. Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley – “The Phantom Of The Opera” Theatre comes to the chart next with this new entry from stage stars Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley with the title song from the latest Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, now showing in the West End.
31. Go West – “Don’t Look Down (The Sequel)” Go West look further down than last week as their latest chart hit drops twelve places, out of the upper half of the chart, having now been with us for eight weeks.
30. Princess – “After The Love Has Gone” The follow up to Princess‘ top ten hit of last year slipped down one places last week and it does exactly the same seven days later.
29. The Alarm – “Spirit Of ’76” The Alarm celebrate the spirit of 76 in 86 this week with a new entry and another track from last year’s album, “Strength”.
28. Amazulu – “Don’t You Just Know It” Amazulu have been on the chart for two months now with this song, which leaves the top twenty this week, down eleven places.
27. Wham – “I’m You Man” Wham’s other single on the chart is also going down, although not with such a massive slide their Christmas number has. They are still your man but eighteen places lower!
26. Paul McCartney – “Spies Like Us” The title of the film of the same name from Paul McCartney exits the upper half of the chart this week, eight weeks on and he’s down eight places.
25. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love” Greek singer Nana Mouskouri returns to the UK singles chart this week with a new entry and the title track from a new “Only Love Songs” album coming out very soon.
24. Starship – “We Built This City” Starship missed out of the top ten last week with this former US number one and they go down eight places this week, in their eighth week on the chart.
23. King – “Torture” You’ve heard from a Princess, now here are King! They were one of last week’s new entries and enjoy a better second week with a climb of eleven places.
22. Five Star – “System Addict” Five Star bag this week’s highest new entry with the seventh single to come from their debut album, “Luxury Of Life”, although this is only the fourth to reach the top 40.
21. Madonna – “Dress You Up” Madonna likes to dress up, but her song of the same name takes a big step backwards this week, fifteen places and out of the top ten, despite a climb seven days ago.
20. Shakin Stevens – “Merry Christmas Everyone” Shakey is still wishing us all a very merry Christmas, three weeks after the event as the former festive number one drops seventeen places this week.
19. Phil Collins and Marylin Martin – “Separate Lives” Phil Collins and Marylin Martin may live separate lives but not on this song, which is down eight places, having been top five over the Christmas period.
18. Aled Jones – “Walking In The Air” The Aled Jones recording of “Walking In The Air” descends further to solid ground as he leaves the top ten this week, down ten places.
17. Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds” Christmas clearout done with it’s time to bring up some of last week’s newcomers for the new year and Fine Young Cannibals version of this old 1960’s written and recorded song bounds up the chart, eighteen places.
16. Elton John – “Wrap Her Up” The most recent release from Elton John’s “Ice On Fire” album is down four places, missing out on the top ten, where “Nikita” peaked last year.
15. Level 42 – “Leaving Me Now” Level 42 were one of last week’s new entries and they return to the top twenty this week, up six places with their fourth single to date to do so.
14. Jennifer Rush – “Ring Of Ice” The second song from Jennifer Rush on the chart this week is going up again, this time by nine places, as she returns to the top twenty for the second time in three months.
13. Eurythmics – “It’s All Right (Baby’s Coming Back)” Of this week’s high climbers, the two highest of all jump a massive twenty six places and Annie and Dave of the Eurythmics are one of them, back in the top twenty for the fourth time in twelve months.
12. Sting – “Russians” Sting’s latest solo release is also moving up the chart again this week. Eight places for him with the highest charting of the singles from his album, “The Dream Of The Blue Turtles”.
11. Aretha Franklin – “Who’s Zooming Who?” Just who is zooming who, Aretha? One thing is for certain, Ms. Franklin is ‘zooming’ up the UK singles chart this week with a huge climb of fourteen places!
10. Full Force – “Alice, I Want You Just For Me” We feel the Full Force of Full Force’s latest track as they too take a big jump this week, into the top ten, up seventeen places.
9. Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You” Having spent some time in second place, the former number one from Whitney Houston takes a sudden drop of seven places this week, remaining in the top ten for a seventh week.
8. Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings” American band, Mr. Mister, are another that benefit from a great second week with their very first UK top 40 single, which rises twenty three places this week!
7. Sophia George – “Girlie Girlie” While everything and everyone around her changes, Sophia George stays just where she landed last week with her debut UK chart hit.
6. Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle – “Saturday Night” American singers Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle climb ever higher with their very first UK top ten hit. Their duet is up four more places this week.
5. Feargal Sharkey – “You Little Thief” Feargal Sharkey’s second single on the chart was last week’s highest new entry and he’s setting himself up for a second number one as in week two, the song rockets up twenty one places to put him back in the top ten!
4. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life” Along with the Eurythmics, Dire Straits are this week’s other joint highest climbers of twenty six places. The latest single release from the “Brothers In Arms” album also returns the band to the top ten for second time, following “Money For Nothing”, into this section of the chart.
3. Bronski Beat – “Hit That Perfect Beat” Bronski Beat are up one more place this week, into the top three, with their biggest chart hit since “Smalltown Boy”, two years ago.
2. a-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV” Moving into second place this week are a-ha with their second song on the top 40. The follow up to “Take On Me” was last week’s highest climber and is three more places better off than it was before.
1. Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls” Which means for a second week, Chris and Neil aka the Pet Shop Boys are number one with their re-released debut single from last year, which remains the biggest seller of them all. But can they keep it a third, or will a-ha, Bronski Beat, Dire Straits, Feargal Sharkey or someone else knock them off? There’s only one way to find out…
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