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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 25th March 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 25th March 1986

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Wednesday 19th to Monday 24th 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 six new entrys, ten climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Bronski Beat – “C’mon C’mon”
We start this week with a new entry and it comes from Bronski Beat with their first of this year and the follow up to their top five hit, “Hit That Perfect Beat”.

39. The Pogues – “Poguetry In Motion” EP
Irish band, The Pogues, stay in the top 40 for a fourth week with their EP of songs, their first appearance this far, which falls seven places.

38. Survivor – “Burning Heart”
Survivor ‘survive’ an eighth week on the UK chart, but their biggest chart hit for three years takes a much bigger fall of fifteen places.

37. Mike and The Mechanics – “Silent Running”
Mike Rutherford’s Genesis offshoot, Mike and The Mechanics, make it five weeks on the chart with their debut single, which goes down nine places this week.

36. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time”
While Paul Hardcastle notches up two months in the top 40 with the follow up to last year’s number one, “19”, also going down nine places.

35. Viola Wills – “Dare To Dream”
Viola Wills started last week’s chart with a new entry, her first here for seven years and moves up five places in her second week.

34. Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2”
Mick Jones of The Clash formed this new band, Big Audio Dynamite, last year and released their first single, which didn’t do too well. The follow up does and they win a chart entry in the top 40 this time.

33. Tippa Irie – “Hello Darling”
Faring much better with his debut single is British rapper Tippa Irie. The London born artist brings his very first single to the chart this week as a new entry.

32. Electric Light Orchestra – “Calling America”
ELO register a fourth week on the chart with their latest release and continue to ‘call America’ and only one place lower than they were seven days ago.

31. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?”
Down seven places this week is Whitney Houston with the follow up to her number one hit from last year and the second from her self-titled debut album to reach this far.

30. New Order – “Shellshock”
New Order are back in the top 40 this week with this new entry and a new song that features on the soundtrack to the film, ‘Pretty In Pink’. This is the band’s first appearance this high up for two years.

29. The Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”
The second coming of The Tavares old hit takes a much slower drop this week of four places as the song notches up a sixth week on the chart.

28. Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight”
Also registering six weeks on the chart is Alexander O’Neal with his second top 40 hit here, leaving the upper half of the chart and going down eight places.

27. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Falco is the stage name of Austrian singer and artist Johann Hölzel and he’s already achieved number one singles since 1981. This ‘tribute’ to Mr. Mozart sees him arrive on the UK top 40 for the first time this week.

26. Freddie Jackson – “Rock Me Tonight”
Freddie Jackson made it to the top twenty last week, but it was not for very long as his biggest hit here, leaves and falls eight places.

25. Stevie Wonder – “Overjoyed”
Stevie Wonder will be overjoyed this week as his latest release goes up eleven places, the first to do so from his brand new album, “In Square Circle”.

24. Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers”
Doing even better are US group Atlantic Starr with their very first UK top 40 charting song, which arrived last week and goes up thirteen places, seven days later.

23. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”
He may have achieved ten weeks on the top 40 this week, but Billy Ocean finds the going even tougher as he backs out of the upper half of the chart, down nine places, with his former number one.

22. Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York, New York”
And obviously Frank Sinatra has left the stage once more as the re-issue of his popular theme leaves the top ten with a drop of thirteen places.

21. Hipsway – “The Honeythief”
Hipsway’s very first chart hit follows after just one week in the top twenty. Their third and biggest seller so far, steps back four places and drops out.

20. Howard Jones – “No One Is To Blame”
Howard Jones stays top twenty this week for a second week, but his latest release from the “Dream Into Action” album drops back four places.

19. Pet Shop Boys – “Love Comes Quickly”
Moving into the upper half of the chart this week are the Pet Shop Boys with their second top 40 hit, which climbs two more places.

18. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love”
The power of love is still strong for Huey Lewis and The News, even a second time around and only twelve months on. But the song falls seven places this week.

17. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Love Missile F1-11”
Dropping out of the top ten this week are Sigue Sigue Sputnik with their debut chart hit, going down seven places also.

16. Queen – “A Kind Of Magic”
Queen are poised to release a new album next month and this is the lead single from it, which puts them back in the chart and is also this week’s highest new entry!

15. Whistle – “(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'”
American boy band Whistle exit the UK top ten this week with their debut single, which is down seven places. The song has made the top twenty on the US dance chart so far.

14. The Rolling Stones – “Harlem Shuffle”
The Rolling Stones will release their new album, “Dirty Work”, tomorrow, their first since “Undercover”, three years ago. The lead single from it drops down one place on the singles chart this week.

13. The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene”
Also falling one place is the very first top 40 entry from British band The Blow Monkeys. The song comes from their second studio album which is called “Animal Magic”.

12. Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn”
Producers Art of Noise turned up last week with this re-work of a Henry Mancini number with 60’s guitarist Duane Eddy and enjoy a very good second week with it as they all rise up fourteen places.

11. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie”
Mr. Mister continue to rise up with their second UK chart hit, which moves up four more places to sit outside the top ten. Can they make it two in a row next week…?

10. Culture Club – “Move Away”
Culture Club returned to the top ten last week for the first time in two years with brand new music as well. But seven days later, the song drops three places.

9. Prince – “Kiss”
Also down three places is the brand new song from Prince, who has a new album, “Parade”, coming out at the end of this month.

8. The Bangles – “Manic Monday”
American band The Bangles go down five places this week with their first hit single here. Their album is called “Different Light” and it’s out now.

7. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver”
Jim Diamond has been flying up the chart for a month now with the titles song from the TV series Boon, but does so no longer as he falls back two places.

6. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything ’86”
The Real Thing were last week’s highest climbers with a remix for their former number one and they mean to make it twice as the song moves into the top ten, up thirteen places.

5. Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World”
From last week’s to this week’s highest climber and it’s the late Sam Cooke who claims that prize with the re-issue of his 1961 recording that rockets into the top five, up twenty five places!

4. Samantha Fox – “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)”
Model turned pop singer Samantha Fox turns in a very credible second best climber this week as her first chart hit follows Sam into the top five, but with only eighteen places better off!

3. David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners”
David Bowie was the main challenger for the top spot this week, but after one week in second place, he drops back one with the title theme from the new film of the same name.

2. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
There is a new number one, however, as Diana Ross slides off the top, down one place, with her three week chart topper courtesy of the Bee Gees.

1. Cliff Richard and The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
Up three places goes this years Comic Relief charity song from Cliff Richard and punk comedians The Young Ones, who were last week’s highest new entry and in doing so, take Cliff’s very first number one back to the top, twenty seven years later! But can they stay there for a second week, or will Samantha Fox, Sam Cooke or The Real Thing knock them off? 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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