billy ocean 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 25th February 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 25th 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 19th to Monday 24th 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, eleven climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Rochelle – “My Magic Man”
Rochelle lasts five weeks on the UK top 40 with her debut single, which drops seven places and hangs in there…just.

39. Mike and The Mechanics – “Silent Running”
Mike Rutherford of Genesis has formed a new band called Mike and The Mechanics and this is their debut single, which is the first of this week’s new entries.

38. Ozzy Osborne – “Shot In the Dark”
The first single from Ozzy Osborne’s new album has been about for five weeks now and it too takes a fall this week, down ten places.

37. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver”
Jim Diamond is back in the chart this year with this new entry, the first to come from his second album, which is due out soon and only his second top 40 showing since “I Should Have Known Better” in 1984.

36. Mr. Mister – “Broken Wings”
The wings of Mr. Mister‘s first UK chart hit are not quite broken yet and they flap away two months on but down seven places.

35. Madness – “The Sweetest Girl”
Madness have tried to flap their wings with this new entry from last week, but achieve nothing as the song is a non-mover in week two.

34. Whistle – “(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'”
Young American rappers Jazzy Jazz, Kool Doobie (aka KD), Kraze and DJ Silver Spinner (Garvin Dublin, Brian Faust, Rickford Bennett have formed Whistle and this is their first single, which debuts on the UK top 40 today.

33. Talk Talk – “Life’s What You Make It”
Talk Talk have been telling us that life is what you make it, and their time in the top 40 is also what you can make of it. The song is down eleven places.

32. Grace Jones – “Pull Up To The Bumper”
Pull up the Grace Jones’ bumper and see what happens…The murderous May Day from ‘A View To A Kill’ parks her motor here this week, also eleven places lower.

31. Simple Minds – “Sanctify Yourself”
“Once Upon A Time” is Simples Minds’ biggest album to date and it has topped the chart here and reached the top ten in America. The latest single from it is down six places this week.

30. Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley – “The Phantom Of The Opera”
The Phantom Of The Opera prepare to take his last curtain call as the title song from Sarah Brightman and Steve Harley falls twelve places this week.

29. Colonel Abrams – “I’m Not Going To Let You”
Colonel Abrams still won’t let you even if his second UK top 40 charting single moves up one place this week, the second from his self-titled debut album.

28. Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York, New York”
Frank Sinatra is back in the chart and it’s with a single that was last out here in 1980 that comes from the stage musical of the same name.

27. Audrey Hall – “One Dance Won’t Do”
Meanwhile, Audrey Hall was one of last week’s joint highest climbers with this song, but she makes no progress from it this week as it stick in the same position.

26. Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love”
Kate Bush gets a new entry this week with the third single and the title track of her most recent album and hope to follow the success of “Cloudbusting” and “Running Up That Hill” with it.

25. The Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”
The Tavares brought this old song back to the UK chart last week and enjoy a very good second week as the song shoots up fourteen places.

24. Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight”
Reduced to one song this week, Alexander O’Neal takes his latest up the chart as well, ten places for him as Saturday night becomes a wish for any night.

23. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life”
The latest and highest charting single from Dire Straits album “Brothers In Arms” has made it two whole months on the chart now as it leaves the top twenty, down nine places.

22. a-ha – “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
The former number one from a-ha follows them as they drop six places this week, with one week more in the UK top 40 than Dire Straits.

21. Latin Quarter – “Radio Africa”
Latin Quarter thought they were doing well last week when they took this re-issue into the top twenty, but drop out after seven days as the song regresses two places.

20. Belouis Some – “Imagination”
After five weeks of steady climbing, Belouis Some also suffers a fall with his ‘imagination’. The song is down three places.

19. Talking Heads – “And She Was…”
Moving up one more spot are Talking Heads with the follow up to their big hit of last year, “Road To Nowhere”, and their third UK top twenty hit so far.

18. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love”
Two years ago, Huey Lewis and The News took this song to No.11 here in the UK. It looks like they want to better that second time around as they claim this week’s highest climber, up eighteen places!

17. The Double – “The Captain Of Her Heart”
Swiss duo, The Double, leave the top ten this week with their very first UK chart hit, which falls seven places and out.

16. Shakin Stevens – “Turning Away”
The title of the song is “Turning Away” and that’s just what it’s doing on that weeks position as Shakey’s latest slips back one place.

15. Depeche Mode – “Stripped”
Over taking him is the highest new entry from last week from Depeche Mode, which climbs eight places to give the band the first top twenty hit from their upcoming new album.

14. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love”
Nana Mouskouri’s biggest UK chart hit left the top ten last week and drops down just two more places this week as she reminds us there is only love.

13. James Brown – “Living In America”
James Brown does that this week with his biggest UK hit for some decades. The main theme from the latest ‘Rocky’ film falls four places.

12. Public Image Limited – “Rise”
Public Image Limited were hoping for a ‘rise’ into the top ten this week, but their latest falters and drops back one place this week.

11. Madonna – “Borderline”
Madonna‘s re-issued “Borderline” is down five this week and just creeps out of the big ten as the lady is currently working on new music for 1986.

10. The Bangles – “Manic Monday”
US band The Bangles made their UK top 40 debut last week with this track and aim to make a name for themselves over here as the song rockets up fourteen places and into the top ten.

9. Five Star – “System Addict”
Five Star left the top three last week with their highest charting single to date. This week, they drop down just two places.

8. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time”
Paul Hardcastle has his eyes set on another number one as the follow up to “19” moves into the top ten, up five places. Can he do the double??

7. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Love Missile”
British band Sigue Sigue Sputnik formed in 1982 and they’ve been building up a following for the past four years. So much so that this is their debut single release and it make a big impact, straight into the top ten and it’s this week’s highest new entry also!

6. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?”
Whitney Houston was looking for a second UK chart topper this week with the follow up to “Saving All my Love For You”. Sadly, the song drop back one place and out of the top five.

5. Survivor – “Burning Heart”
Survivor take Whitney’s place as their latest moves into the top five, up three more places as the band register their biggest UK hit since “Eye Of The Tiger”.

4. The Damned – “Eloise”
The Damned spend one week in the top three. Their biggest chart hit so far went up one last week and comes back down one this week, back to where they were!

3. Su Pollard – “Starting Together”
Actress Su Pollard was this week’s biggest contender for the top spot, but Hi De Hi becomes Hi De Ho as she drops back one place as well.

2. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Having the Bee Gees write your latest single always means success and that applies to their latest, which is sung by Diana Ross and climbs two places into the number two spot.

1. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”
So Billy Ocean claims a full month on top of the chart with his biggest seller yet. The tough certainly show no signs of going just yet! Can he make it five, however, or will Diana Ross, Survivor or someone else be able to stop him? 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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