CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 11th February 1986
UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 11th 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 5th to Monday 10th 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 three new entrys, sixteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Colonel Abrams – “I’m Not Going To Let You” Colonel Abrams is back in the UK singles chart for 1986. He scored a big top five hit with “Trapped” last year and will be hoping for the same with his second UK chart entry.
39. Audrey Hall – “One Dance Won’t Do” Audrey Hall has been recording since she was 20 in the last 1960’s and she’s released a few singles since then, but none have made the UK top 40…until today, as her big comeback produces this new entry!
38. Pet Shop Boys – “West End Girls” The Pet Shop Boys‘ former number one is down fifteen places this week as the duo look set to make it their last with their biggest hit so far.
37. Bronkski Beat – “Hit That Perfect Beat” Bronkski Beat are hitting their beat for possibly the last time as well, as their latest goes down nine places after ten weeks on the chart.
36. Aretha Franklin – “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” Aretha Franklin has asked this question for seven weeks now as her latest UK hit single drops seven places and possibly out next week.
35. Full Force – “Alice, I Want You Just For Me” The Full Force’s former top ten charting song is down thirteen places this week, eight weeks after they arrived and it looks like there will be a fresh top twenty this week.
34. The Costello Show – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” Elvis Costello and his band were hoping for a higher place this week with their latest offering, but instead, drop down one place in their third week.
33. Eurythmics – “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)” The Eurythmics latest single from the “Be Yourself Tonight” album takes a big fall this week, out of the top twenty and down sixteen places.
32. Talking Heads – “And She Was…” Less than a handful of new entries this week and this is the highest of them all from Talking Heads with the follow up to “Road To Nowhere” and the third single from the “Little Creatures” album.
31. Clannad and Bono – “In A Lifetime” The Irish combination of Clannad and U2’s lead singer, Bono, brought this track to the chart a month ago, made the top twenty and left it last week. This week the song is five places lower.
30. Ruby Turner and Jonathan Butler – “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)” Ruby Turner and Jonathan Butler continue to take small steps in the right direction with their version of this old classic, moving into the top thirty, up two more places.
29. Feargal Sharkey – “You Little Thief” Feargal Sharkey accuses someone of being a thief with this former top five hit and continues to accuse fourteen places lower than he was a week ago.
28. Rochelle – “My Magic Man” American singer Rochelle’s debut single was looking to be a big hit for her when she climbed into the top thirty last week, but sadly drops back one place on this weeks chart.
27. Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle – “Saturday Night” Fellow American singers Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle have been enjoying their Saturday night’s for two months now, but the song falls fourteen places this week in the big top twenty clearout.
26. Kurtis Blow – “If I Ruled The World” If Kurtis Blow ruled the world, his latest single would be much higher than it was last week. Alas, it isn’t and in fact goes down two places!
25. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time” Paul Hardcastle returned to the chart last week with the follow up to his big number one from last year and moves up ten places with it this week.
24. Latin Quarter – “Radio Africa” Vocal group, Latin Quarter, also arrived on the top 40 last week with this re-issue of an earlier song that didn’t quite make it then. They will feel blessed as the song goes up twelve places in week two.
23. Shakin Stevens – “Turning Away” The follow up to Shakey’s Christmas number one also made its debut on the chart last week and he takes an even bigger climb of sixteen places this week.
22. Belouis Some – “Imagination” Some good news for Belouis Some this week. Having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, his latest his on the move again and it’s up three places!
21. Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings” The former US number one from Mr. Mister reached the top five here only three weeks ago and has been falling ever since. They leave the upper half of the chart this week as the song drops ten places.
20. Ozzy Osbourne – “Shot In The Dark” Ozzy Osbourne moves into the upper half of the chart this week. His newest release is up one place to take him there.
19. Talk Talk – “Life’s What You Make It” Going the other way are Talk Talk. Life is still about being in the top twenty but being down three places from last week’s peak!
18. Simple Minds – “Sanctify Yourself” Taking a bigger fall are Simple Minds. Last week their former highest new entry went top ten, but crashes out and down eight places in week three.
17. Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds” That also goes for the Fine Young Cannibals with their version of this much covered song, which also falls eight places and out of the top ten.
16. Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper” Arcadia (Duran Duran) are out of the chart this week, but the lady who co-starred in last year’s Bond film, Grace Jones, isn’t. Although her re-issued 70’s tune is down four places this week.
15. Survivor – “Burning Heart” There are some big climbers this week and they start with Survivor, who returned to the UK top 40 last week with this new song, which is up fifteen places.
14. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction” Diana Ross was also new on last week with this Bee Gees written song and she too makes a big jump in her second week of seventeen places!
13. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life” Another song leaving the top ten this week is the latest hit from Dire Straits, which drops eight places, having spent a whole month up there.
12. Public Image Ltd. – “Rise” “Rise” is the song and that’s what it continues to do for Public Image Ltd. as they find themselves eight places higher this week with their newest recording.
11. Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley – “The Phantom Of The Opera” And leaving the top ten are stage stars Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley with the title theme of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s latest musical, which is down four places and out.
10. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?” Whitney Houston kicks off this week’s refreshed top ten. Her latest single goes up nine places to give her a second UK top ten hit out of two releases.
9. Su Pollard – “Starting Together” Actress Su Pollard is another one who makes it this far and with an enormous leap too. She was new on last week with her first top 40 entry and rockets up a massive twenty five places to be this week’s highest climber!
8. The Double – “The Captain Of Her Heart” Meanwhile, last weeks highest climber from Swiss duo The Double also makes a move for the UK top ten with a climb of six places.
7. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love” Nana Mouskouri’s biggest UK chart hit was in second place two weeks ago, but she slides downwards now, three places for her and “Only Love” this week.
6. a-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV” The former number one from a-ha is also taking in the final rays of sunlight as it goes down four places to leave the top five.
5. James Brown – “Living In America” James Brown’s biggest UK charting single for two decades continues to climb ever higher. This week he moves into the top five, up three places.
4. The Damned – “Eloise” The Damned made a big debut last week as the highest new entry and now they claim their very first top ten hit, as the song goes up fourteen places.
3. Five Star – “System Addict” Five Star have only had one UK top ten hit and this is it, so far that is. The song also improves upon the group’s chart best as it goes up three more places and into the top three.
2. Madonna – “Borderline” Madonna‘s re-issued single from 1984 is also continuing to do much better that it did two years ago, it’s up another place this week as the lady hopes for a second UK chart topper in seven days time…
1. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” But for this week, Billy Ocean stays top of the pile for a second week with his very first number one single ahead of a new album that will be out very soon. But can he make it three in a row, or will Madonna, Five Star, The Damned or James Brown stop him getting any tougher? There’s only one way to find out…
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