UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 4th February 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 29th January to Monday 3rd February 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 seven new entrys, seventeen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Sting – “Russians” Sting and his Russian friends are taking a big tumble this week, down nineteen places as the song prepares to leave the chart after eight weeks.
39. Shakin Stevens – “Turning Away” Shakey is back with a new entry and the follow up to last year’s Christmas number one. The song is taken from last year’s album, “Lipstick, Powder And Paint”.
38. Level 42 – “Leaving Me Now” Level 42 are leaving you now and about to leave the top 40. The song is down eight places this week, having been on the chart for five weeks.
37. Arcadia – “The Promise” Members of Duran Duran formed this offshoot project last year and have already had one top twenty success. Can this second top 40 entry go that far? It climbs just three places in week two.
36. Latin Quarter – “Radio Africa” British band, Latin Quarter, formed in 1983 and have released four singles so far. This was their second in 1985, but missed the top 40 by quite a mile. Second time around and they make it as a new entry.
35. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time” Coming back to the top 40 for the first time this year is Paul Hardcastle with this new entry, the follow up to last year’s massive number one, “19”.
34. Su Pollard – “Starting Together” There’s a new entry next for Hi De Hi star Su Pollard, who swaps her yellow coat for the stage and the recording studio to bring you her second single, which beats her first to the all important top 40.
33. The Costello Show – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” Elvis Costello and his band were new on last week with this song and take it six places higher than where they came in seven days ago.
32. Ruby Turner and Jonathan Butler – “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)” Ruby Turner and Jonathan Butler were also new last week with this cover of The Staple Singers 1973 release. The song is up three places, which actually beats the original by two places!
31. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction” Diana Ross returns to the UK chart for 1986 with new music next and this one has been written by the Bee Gees, who haven’t had any chart action themselves for five years now.
30. Survivor – “Burning Heart” US band Survivor had the eye of the tiger back in 1982. They haven’t had a UK top 40 hit since then, until today that is. Welcome back!
29. Aretha Franklin – “Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Aretha Franklin’s latest UK chart hit is zoomin’ downwards and she leaves the top twenty this week, down eleven places.
28. Bronski Beat – “Hit That Perfect Beat” That also goes for Bronski Beat, who hit that perfect beat twelve places lower than they were this time last week.
27. Rochelle – “My Magic Man” It’s been a good week for UK chart newcomer, Rochelle, who brought her debut single to us last week and climbs five places with it in week two.
26. Clannad and Bono – “In A Lifetime” Going the other way are Irish band Clannad and U2’s Bono. After just one week in the top twenty, they drop six places with their Celtic collaboration.
25. Belouis Some – “Imagination” Little ‘imagination’ greets Belouis Some’s latest single, which was a climber last week but sticks to the same spot this week.
24. Kurtis Blow – “If I Ruled The World” US artist Kurtis Blow matched his UK best last week with this single and seven days on, he improves upon that, how his highest charting here as the song goes up six places.
23. Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls” There’s a big drop this week for the former number one from the Pet Shop Boys as they exit the top ten and drop sixteen places with their biggest chart hit to date.
22. Full Force – “Alice, I Want You Just For Me” Full Force did that last week, but not with such ‘force’. The band are down nine places this week and out of the top twenty.
21. Ozzy Osbourne – “Shot In The Dark” Black Sabbeth’s Ozzy Osbourne came back to the UK chart on his own last week ahead of a new album he has coming out. The lead single enjoys a great second week, with a climb of eight places.
20. Public Image Limited – “Rise” Public Image Limited brought new music to the top 40 last week for the first time in three years. The song makes a big blast in week two with a climb of seventeen places.
19. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know? Moving back into the top twenty is Whitney Houston with her latest and now her only single in the top 40. She moves up four places.
18. The Damned – “Eloise” The Damned return to the chart in 1986 having had three top 40 hits last year. This is a brand new track and gives the band not only their best ever debut on the chart but this week’s highest new entry!
17. Eurythmics – “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)” Annie and Dave of the Eurythmics lost their highest charting place for this single last week and take three more steps down seven days later.
16. Talk Talk – “Life’s What You Makes It” Talk Talk’s latest continues to climb the chart. This week the song is up six places to put them into the upper half of the top 40 for only the second time to date.
15. Feargal Sharkey – “You Little Thief” Feargal Sharkey is down four places this week, having left the top five with his second chart hit in three months, only last week.
14. The Double – “The Captain Of Her Heart” Swiss duo The Double made their UK chart debut last week with this track, which takes the biggest climb of all this week, up twenty places.
13. Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle – “Saturday Night” Saturday night’s just won’t be the same in the top ten anymore as Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle’s sultry duet leaves that part of the chart, down four places.
12. Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper” May Day! May Day! She may have allowed herself to be blown to pieces in last year’s Bond film, but Grace Jones continues to climb the chart with this track, which is up three more places this week.
11. Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings” American group Mr. Mister have enjoyed brief success here with this song that topped the US chart last year. They exit the top ten this week, down six places.
10. Simple Minds – “Sanctify Yourself” The top ten is half new and half old this week and we start with last week’s highest new entry from Simple Minds going up seven places.
9. Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds” The Fine Young Cannibals version of this oft covered song has been in the top ten for four weeks now but the threesome slip back one place on this week’s chart.
8. James Brown – “Living In America” James Brown’s latest single, which comes from the most recent Rocky film, shot into the top twenty last week and he does the same coming into the top ten this week, climbing eleven places.
7. Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley – “The Phantom Of The Opera” The title theme from the latest stage production from Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley has been climbing steadily as well for a number of weeks now and the pair enter the top ten now, up five more places.
6. Five Star – “System Addict” Also doing well four weeks in are Five Star with the latest cut from their debut album, which is up four places this week, the group’s first top ten hit.
5. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life” Dire Straits latest single has been top five for three weeks and nearly made it to the top. They dropped back one place last week and take a fall of two on this week’s chart.
4. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love” Their places was taken by Nana Mouskouri last week, who was the best challenger for the top spot, but she also goes down two places with her biggest song here in the UK to date.
3. Madonna – “Borderline” Madonna‘s re-issued single from 1984 continues to make better progress than it did two years ago, she’s top three now as the song moves up one more spot.
2. a-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV” There must be a new number one as a-ha drop down one place off the top where they have been for the past two weeks with their second UK chart hit.
1. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” That new number one comes from Billy Ocean, which was last week’s highest climber, and finds that five more places takes him all the way to the very top of the chart for the very first time in his career! But can he keep it, or will Madonna or someone else prevent that? 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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