UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 4th March 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 26th February to Monday 3rd March 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 nine new entrys, fourteen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Siouxsie and The Banshees – “Candyman” We kick off with a new entry this week from Siouxsie and The Banshees with the second single to come from last years “Tinderbox” album.
39. Electric Light Orchestra – “Calling America” And there’s another new entry, this time from ELO, with a brand new offering for 1986 and the group’s first top 40 chart entry since “Rock’n’Roll Is King” in 1983.
38. The Pogues – “Poguetry In Motion” EP Next up are Irish band, The Pogues, who make their top 40 debut this week, having tried a few times last year with singles from their second studio album, “Rum Sodomy & the Lash”.
37. Latin Quarter – “Radio Africa” Latin Quarter fall a hefty sixteen places this week with the re-issue of their 1984 single, which has still done miles better second time around.
36. Freddie Jackson – “Rock Me Tonight” Freddie Jackson is ana American singer, who released this song twelve months ago, but had little success with it here. After two more attempts, he’s re-released it and finally makes his UK top 40 debut this week.
35. Grace Jones – “Love Is The Drug” Grace Jones’ “Pull Up To The Bumper” leaves us this week, only to be replaced with a new entry and this time she brings her version of Roxy Music’s 1975 hit from her album, “Island Life”.
34. Nana Mouskouri – “Only Love” She’s been about for two whole months now with her best selling sing here in the UK, by Greek singer Nana Mouskouri falls a mighty twenty places in week eight.
33. Dire Straits – “Walk Of Life” Dire Straits make it nine weeks with their best performing single from their current album as they descend just ten places.
32. The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene” The Blow Monkeys are a UK band that formed in 1982 and have released a number of singles and two albums so far. This is the third single from that second album but it becomes their very first top 40 entry.
31. Hipsway – “The Honeythief” Also making their top 40 debut this week are Scottish duo, Hipsway, who make it third time lucky with their third single, which does much better that the two they released last year and becomes a new entry this far up.
30. Belouis Some – “Imagination” Belouis Some leaves the top twenty this week, down ten places but clocks up eight whole weeks inside the top 40 with this one.
29. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie” Mr. Mister‘s first UK chart hit left us this week but the follow up brings them straight back with a new entry! This song also topped the US chart only a few months ago so will they go any further here than their last…?
28. Shakin Stevens – “Turning Away” Shakey’s latest is doing that again this week as he turns away from the upper half of the chart and slides down twelve places.
27. Prince – “Kiss” Prince is back with new music for 1986 and he has a new album coming out soon. This is the lead single which becomes this week’s highest new entry.
26. The Double – “The Captain Of Her Heart” Swiss duo The Double are out of the UK top twenty as their very first chart hit here drops nine places this week.
25. Mike and The Mechanics – “Silent Running” There are quite a few big movers this week and they start with Mike and The Mechanics with their very first top 40 hit together, which was new on last week and goes up fourteen places, seven days later.
24. Colonel Abrams – “I’m Not Going To Let You” Colonel Abrams keeps us in suspense about what he won’t let you do, but it’s doing him well as the song climbs five places this week.
23. Madonna – “Borderline” Madonna‘s “Borderline” re-issue goes down twelve places and takes her out of the UK top twenty. It’s now the second single from her debut album to make the UK top ten.
22. Depeche Mode – “Stripped” Two weeks ago, Depeche Mode were the highest new entry with this brand new song and were hoping for a ten climb this week, but sadly they are ‘stripped’ of that as the track regresses seven places!
21. Five Star – “System Addict” Coming out of the top ten and the top twenty this week are Five Star with their biggest hit to date, which goes down twelve places.
20. Audrey Hall – “One Dance Won’t Do” There’s good news for Audrey Hall this week. Having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, her latest is on the move and she’s up seven places and into the upper half of the chart.
19. James Brown – “Living In America” James Brown is living in America but his biggest UK chart hit is falling again this week, down six places with six weeks inside the top twenty.
18. Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love” Kate Bush brought the title track of last year’s album to the chart last week and makes good progress into the top twenty this week, up eight places.
17. Talking Heads – “And She Was…” Still on the move are Talking Heads with the latest single to come from their album last year, “Little Creatures”, which is two places higher than before.
16. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver” Scottish singer Jim Diamond topped the chart two years ago and he’s heading that way again with this track, which rockets up twenty one places to be this week’s highest!
15. Public Image Limited – “Rise” While Public Image Limited have risen to their very height as their latest single falls back three places this week.
14. Whistle – “(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'” America rap band Whistle debuted their very first single last week here in the UK and they too get approval in a big way as the song soars up twenty places in week two.
13. Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight” Making his way to a second top ten hit here is Alexander O’Neal with the follow up to “Saturday Night”, the song moves eleven places higher this week.
12. The Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” The Tavares former top five hit from 1976 is enjoying a revival a decade later. The song is nearing its previous peak this week, going up thirteen places.
11. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love” As does Huey Lewis and The News re-released chart smash from a year ago, which was last week’s highest climber, and is now seven places even higher than that!
10. Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York, New York” Frank Sinatra is one of this week’s big climbers with the re-issue of his classic show-stopping anthem. The song is up eighteen places and straight into the top ten in its second week.
9. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time” Paul Hardcastle was hoping for a second chart topper or getting close to the number one spot this week, but his follow up to “19” actually drops back one place.
8. The Damned – “Eloise” The Damned are down four places with their highest charting single yet, their first new composition since last year’s “Phantasmagoria” album.
7. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?” Whitney Houston slipped out of the top five last week and she drops down another single place this week with the follow up to her number one single from last year.
6. Survivor – “Burning Heart” And Survivor follow Whitney to do the same this week as their highest charting song here since “Eye Of The Tiger” dops out of the top five, down once place.
5. Su Pollard – “Starting Together” Actress Su Pollard is still going strong with her first chart hit, which came so close to being a number, but fell back last week. She’s down two on this week’s chart.
4. The Bangles – “Manic Monday” Swooping over them all are chart newcomers, The Bangles, fresh from the USA and making their mark on the UK chart this year. Their latest is up six more places.
3. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Love Missile F1-11” British band Sigue Sigue Sputnik made a mighty debut on the top 40 last week as the highest new entry and they mean business as the song moves up four places and into the top three in week two!
2. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” We have change at the top! After a whole month at number one, Billy Ocean drops down one place as the tough get going…obviously the going got too tough for him in the end!
1. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction” The Bee Gees are back at number one this week! Well, their song is, but sung by Diana Ross as she moves up one place to bag her first UK chart topper since “I’m Still Waiting” back in 1971! But can she keep it, or will Sigue Sigue Sputnik or The Bangles move in next week? There’s only one way to find out…
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