billy ocean 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 18th February 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 18th 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 12th to Monday 17th 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 six new entrys, thirteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Eurythmics – “It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)”
Dave and Annie manage to stay another week in the top 40 with their latest. Seven weeks after their arrival, the song is down seven places.

39. Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”
American group, the Tavares, biggest UK chart hit was this song, a decade ago. But thanks to a remix from producer Ben Liebrand, the song comes back to the top 40, ten years later.

38. Feargal Sharkey – “You Little Thief”
Feargal Sharkey is still not happy about his little thief. Seven weeks later, the song still lingers in the top 40, down nine places this week.

37. Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle – “Saturday Night”
After nine weeks, Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle look as if this will be the last Saturday night they spend together as the song drops ten places.

36. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love”
Another song coming back to the top 40 this week is from Huey Lewis and The News. It’s been 12 months since this track from the ‘Back To The Future’ film was last with us, how far will it go this time??

35. Madness – “The Sweetest Girl”
There’s a new entry for Madness with something newer. This is the third single to come from last years “Mad Not Mad” album and the third to make the top 40.

34. Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight”
Alexander O’Neal‘s Saturday nights are not over for him as he scores a new entry, wishing someone was with him tonight with this track from his debut album that came out last year.

33. Rochelle – “My Magic Man”
Rochelle’s debut single has been with us for a whole month, but drops again this week, five places lower than her top thirty position last week.

32. Kurtis Blow – “If I Ruled The World…”
Kurtis Blow may not have quite ruled the world, but his biggest UK chart hit to date is on the decline also this week with a fall of six places.

31. Ruby Turner and Jonathan Butler – “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)”
Also hitting a downward spiral are Ruby Turner and Jonathan Butler with their duet cover of this old classic, which slips back one place and out of the top thirty.

30. Colonel Abrams – “I’m Not Going To Let You”
What is Colonel Abrams not going to let you do? You have to listen to the song, which moves up ten places in his second week on the chart.

29. Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings”
Mr. Mister‘s first UK chart hit has taken a knock for a few weeks now, having topped the American chart last year and making the top five here. It’s eight places lower this week.

28. Ozzy Osbourne – “Shot In The Dark”
Going down and leaving the top twenty this week is Ozzy Osbourne with his latest and newest release ahead of his new album that is coming very soon. The lead track is also down eight places.

27. Audrey Hall – “One Dance Won’t Do”
There are THREE joint highest climbers this week of twelve places and chart returner, Audrey Hall, is one of them. Her new entry from last week moves up into the top thirty for her.

26. Fine Young Cannibals – “Suspicious Minds”
The Fine Young Cannibals are still in suspicious minds with their cover of the Elvis/Willie Nelson chart hit, which is down nine places this week.

25. Simple Minds – “Sanctify Yourself”
The latest single from Simple Minds album, “Once Upon A Time”, leaves the upper half of the chart as well this week, down seven places.

24. The Bangles – “Manic Monday”
US all girl band, The Bangles, finally make the UK top 40 this week, having released a number of songs since 1981. This is the lead track from their upcoming second studio album, which is out in a few weeks time.

23. Depeche Mode – “Stripped”
One place above them is this week’s highest new entry, which comes from Depeche Mode, also with new music and a new album due next month. This is the lead single and their first new music since the “Some Great Reward” album, two years ago.

22. Talk Talk – “Life’s What You Make It”
Talk Talk’s second top twenty charting single leaves that part of the chart this week, down three places. Their new album, “The Colour Of Spring”, is out tomorrow!

21. Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper”
Former Bond villain, Grace Jones’s latest top twenty hit also leaves the upper half of the chart. The follow up to “Slave To The Rhythm” is down five places this week.

20. Talking Heads – “And She Was…”
Talking Heads were last week’s highest new entry and this week find themselves one of the highest climbers of twelve places, which puts them back in the UK top twenty for the second time in three months.

19. Latin Quarter – “Radio Africa”
The re-issue of Latin Quarter’s earlier single continues to go from strength to strength. This week it too moves into the upper half of the chart, with a climb of five places.

18. Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley – “The Phantom Of The Opera”
The single version from the latest West End hit from Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley continues to leave the stage as it falls seven places this week.

17. Belouis Some – “Imagination”
Belouis Some has been imagining for five weeks now, but reality has taken him into the top twenty as the song continues to climb the chart, up five more places.

16. a-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
Going the other way, a-ha‘s former number one suffers a big fall this week, ten places and right out of the top ten!

15. Shakin Stevens – “Turning Away”
Continued good news for Shakey this week as his follow up to last years Christmas number one is up eight more places and into the upper half of the chart.

14. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life”
Dire Straits latest and biggest hit from the “Brothers In Arms” album slows the pace this week as the song is only one place lower that it was seven days ago.

13. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time”
The third of this weeks three highest climbers is Paul Hardcastle, who also moves up twelve places to bring him back into the top twenty and edging ever closer to another number one…

12. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love”
Nana Mouskouri’s latest album of the same name is out now, while the title track, which has been her biggest UK hit so far, falls five places.

11. Public Image Limited – “Rise”
Public Image Limited have been rising for three weeks now and continue to do so, even if it’s only one place higher, but nearer to the top ten.

10. The Double – “The Captain Of Her Heart”
Swiss duo The Double landed in the UK top ten last week with their debut single, but seven days on, it drops back two places, just about staying in for a second week.

9. James Brown – “Living In America”
James Brown’s biggest UK chart hit to date comes from the most recent ‘Rocky’ film. Both the film and the song are slumping on the charts this week, the song is down four places.

8. Survivor – “Burning Heart”
Survivor are back in the UK top ten for a second time with their biggest hit since “Eye Of The Tiger”, which is up seven places this week.

7. Five Star – “System Addict”
While Five Star‘s biggest chart hit so far nearly made it to the top, but after reaching third place, it drops back four places.

6. Madonna – “Borderline”
That also goes for Madonna. She’s down four places as well and with no second number one to follow “Into The Groove” from last year.

5. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?”
Fellow American singer Whitney Houston is on the up still, five weeks in and her latest is up five places to land at number five!

4. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
More female American singers now as Diana Ross‘ latest comes into the top ten with a climb of ten places this week, her highest here since “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” in 1981.

3. The Damned – “Eloise”
The Damned are also enjoying their best ever chart position with their newest single, which moves into the top three, up one more place.

2. Su Pollard – “Starting Together”
Actress Su Pollard has been top of the TV charts as one of the stars of Hi De Hi and next week she could be top of the music charts as last week’s highest climber goes up seven places!

1. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”
For this week, however, it’s Billy Ocean for a third week on top as Britain’s best selling single. But can he make it a whole month, or can Su, The Damned, Diana or Whitney manage to be tougher still? 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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