a-ha 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 28th January 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 28th 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 22nd to Monday 27th 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 eight new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Arcadia – “The Promise”
Arcadia aka members of Duran Duran are back with a new entry this week. Last year’s Bond theme performers secure a second top 40 entry with their third single.

39. The Costello Show – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
Elvis Costello and his band, The Costello Show, also join the top 40 this week as a new entry, the first from a new album that is coming out next month.

38. Lloyd Cole and The Commotions – “Cut Me Down”
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions were one of last week’s new entry’s, but a week later, they don’t seem to be able to do much with it as the song is a non-mover.

37. Public Image Limited – “Rise”
Public Image Limited also have a new album coming out this year and this is the first cut from it, which is a new entry and puts the group back in the top 40 for the first time since “This Is Not A Love Song” in 1983.

36. Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin – “Separate Lives”
Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin make it eleven weeks on the chart with their duet from last year, which drops ten places this week.

35. Ruby Turner and Jonathan Butler – “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)”
Ruby Turner starts 1986 with a new entry and she’s joined by a newcomer to the chart, Jonathan Butler, who makes his UK top 40 debut with this cover of The Staple Singers 1973 release.

34. The Double – “The Captain Of Her Heart”
Swiss duo, The Double, claim another new entry this week. The pair have been writing and recording since 1983 and this is their fourth single to date.

33. AC/DC – “Shake Your Foundations”
Australian rockers AC/DC have shaken us all to our foundations recently, so it’s time for a break as the song falls nine places.

32. Rochelle – “My Magic Man”
US singer, Rochelle, makes her UK chart debut this week with her debut single, which has already seen chart action Stateside last year, and now that spreads across ‘the pond’.

31. Jennifer Rush – “Ring Of Ice”
Jennifer Rush’s latest single missed the top ten and failed to attain the success of her big number one. The songs falls thirteen places this week and out of the top twenty.

30. Kurtis Blow – “If I Ruled The World”
Kurtis Blow moves into the top thirty this week. His new entry from last week is up seven places, which now equals his previous best chart position here.

29. Ozzy Osbourne – “Shot In The Dark”
Black Sabbeth singer Ozzy Osbourne comes back to the UK chart this week as a solo artist with this new entry, which serves as the leads ingle from a new album he has coming out in a months time.

28. Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You”
Whitney Houston has two songs on the chart still this week. The oldest, and this former number one, is down nine places.

27. The Alarm – “Spirit Of 76”
The Alarm’s latest release looks back on a time ten years ago, but it also moves back too, with a fall of five places.

26. Level 42 – “Leaving Me Now”
The latest single from Level 42’s “World Machine” album is also going down, nine places for them and out of the top twenty.

25. Belouis Some – “Imagination”
It’s been a good week for Belouis Some with his latest single, which was a new entry last week and climbs nine places in week two.

24. Sophia George – “Girlie Girlie”
The debut single from Sophia George has now reached two whole months on the top 40 here as she leaves the upper half of the chart, down eight places.

23. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?”
Whitney Houston is back again with her second single this week. This one was a new entry last week and it shoots up thirteen places.

22. Talk Talk – “Life’s What You Make It”
Talk Talk seems to like discussing life. First it was “It’s My Life” and now “Life’s What You Make It”. Their philosophical latest is up one place this week.

21. Sting – “Russians”
Sting’s latest solo single away from The Police has been about the Russians. They all leave the top twenty this week as the song drops seven places.

20. Clannad and Bono – “In A Lifetime”
The Irish combination of Clannad and U2’s Bono comes together with this song, that joined the chart last week and moves up nine places, seven days on.

19. James Brown – “Living In America”
James Brown was also on the newcomers list last week with his first UK chart hit for some years. He improves on that this week by going up twelve places and into the UK top twenty.

18. Aretha Franklin – “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”
After ‘zooming’ up the chart with her biggest solo hit for a few years, Aretha Franklin stopped short of the top ten with this one and marches back seven places in the other direction.

17. Simple Minds – “Sanctify Yourself”
This week’s highest new entry comes from Simple Minds with another track from their album, “Once Upon A Time”, which follows the lead single, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” into the chart.

16. Bronski Beat – “Hit That Perfect Beat”
Bronski Beat’s second top ten hit leaves that part of the chart this week and goes down nine places, having been in the top 40 for two months.

15. Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper”
Members of Arcadia at No.40 performed the title to last year’s James Bond film, ‘A View To A Kill’, while Grace Jones starred in it. Her highest climber from last week is up five more places.

14. Eurythmics – “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)”
Missing put on a top ten hit this time are Dave and Annie of the Eurythmics, their latest single falls two places this week.

13. Full Force – “Alice, I Want You Just For Me”
Meanwhile, Full Force come out of the UK top ten with their very first and so far, highest charting single here, which id down four places.

12. Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley – “The Phantom Of The Opera”
Stage stars Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley title theme from the latest West End musical from Andrew Lloyd-Webber move ever higher up the chart as the song is nine places better off this week.

11. Feargal Sharkey – “You Little Thief”
But there is no number one this time for Feargal Sharkey, as the follow up to “A Good Heart” leaves the biggest ten songs, down six places.

10. Five Star – “System Addict”
Five Star continue to make good o their highest new entry three weeks ago as the song in question moves into the top ten, up three places.

9. Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle – “Saturday Night”
Saturday night is coming to an end as is Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle’s time in the UK top ten. Their duet is down three places this week.

8. Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds”
The Fine Young Cannibals version of a song made famous by Elvis then Willie Nelson becomes a much bigger hit once more as they go up two more places.

6. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)”
Billy Ocean brought new music to the chart last week ahead of a new album he has coming out very soon and makes a good case for buying that this week as the song storms up twenty two places to become this week’s highest of all!

5. Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings”
American band Mr. Mister have enjoyed UK chart success finally with this song, but it appears that the wings are broken this week as the song slips back one place.

4. Madonna – “Borderline”
Overtaking them is last week’s highest new entry from Madonna and a re-issue of a 1984 single, which is up eleven places to return her to the top five for the first time since “Into The Groove” last year.

3. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life”
Dire Straits were hoping to do the walk of one place to the very top this week, but instead, take a walk back one place.

2. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love”
Greek singer Nana Mouskouri instead moves into second place with her biggest UK chart hit so far, which climbs six places and it could go even further…

1. a-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
But for the Norwegian boys, a-ha, the sun continues to shine on their TV as the song enjoys a second week at number one here. Can they make that a hat trick or will Nana, Madonna or Billy Ocean stop them? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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