UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 13th January 1985
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Richard Skinner broadcast from 5pm-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 7th to Saturday 12th January 1985.
This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases. This week, thirty years ago, there were twelve new entrys, thirteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Cashmere – “Can I?” As we step further into 1985 there are a number of new entries this week and we kick off with American group Cashmere who score their very first UK top 40 entry.
39. Duran Duran – “The Wild Boys” The wild boys themselves, Duran Duran, make it three months on the chart with this track, which dives sixteen places this week.
38. The Art Of Noise – “Close” British producers The Art Of Noise are new to the top 40. This is their second single and their first to make it this far. The track features on their debut album that came out late last year.
37. Billy Ocean – “Loverboy” Someone who needs no introducing is Billy Ocean, he also has a new entry this week and it comes from his album “Suddenly”.
36. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark” Bruce Springsteen is also no newcomer to the UK top 40. He too gets a new entry this week with a brand new song that is the lead single from his next album which is out soon.
35. Big Country – “Just A Shadow” The boys from the Big Country released their latest album last year and have released two singles from it so far. This is number three and it gives them a third top 40 entry.
34. Bucks Fizz – “I Hear Talk” The new entries keep coming and former Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz are back this week, this time with the title track of their latest album.
33. Spandau Ballet – “Round And Round” No more going round and round for Spandau Ballet, it’s down and down, and out of the top twenty by thirteen places.
32. Nik Kershaw – “The Riddle” Also departing the upper half of the chart is Nik Kershaw with this song that’s now been with us for ten weeks but drops eighteen places!
31. The Pointer Sisters – “Neutron Dance” The Pointer Sisters creep back into the UK top 40 for 1985, hot on the heels of their three top twenty hits from last year. Will this be number four…?
30. Murray Head – “One Night In Bangkok” Never one to outstay his welcome in Bangkok is Murray Head, he ‘heads’ out of the top twenty and down fourteen places this week in his third month on the chart.
29. James Ingram and Michael McDonald – “Yah Mo Be There” Here comes a new entry from American singers James Ingram and Michael McDonald that’s been out for a year and a half, but finally makes it to the UK top 40 this week!
28. Chaka Khan – “This Is My Night” It’s one out and one in for Chaka Khan this week. We lose her number one hit “I Feel For You” and welcome it’s follow up. How far will this one go…?
27. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid” Husband and wife team Ashford and Simpson are back this week with a new entry and this is their first for seven years in the top 40 here. The song is also the title track of their brand new album.
26. Imagination – “Thank You My Love” It’s not been seven years, but last week Imagination returned to the top 40 with this single and it goes up nine places in their second.
25. Alison Moyet – “Invisible” Alison Moyet turns back with her latest single, which has been on the chart for two months now and falls four places.
24. Kool and The Gang – “Fresh” The freshness has come to an end for the latest single from Kool and The Gang, who all depart the top twenty and down twelve places.
23. The Thompson Twins – “Lay Your Hands On Me” Following them are The Thompson Twins with this track which misses the top ten and instead goes back ten places and out.
22. ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man” ZZ Top are sharp dressed men, and always impeccably. Their latest release goes up eleven places this week, the song has been available now for eleven weeks so far.
21. King – “Love And Pride” New music time now and we welcome British band King to the UK top 40 at last. This was their debut single released a year ago but it and the two follow ups all failed to make it this far. Looks like 1985 is going to be their year!
20. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “The Power Of Love” Frankie Goes To Hollywood chart two months on the top 40 with their former number as they depart the top ten and drop ten places.
19. The Limit – “Say Yeah” There are some big movers and a lot of new blood in the upper half of this weeks chart and we start with The Limit, who soar up eighteen places.
18. Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere” Comedian Russ Abbot takes an even bigger leap with his very first top 40 hit, which goes up twenty two places…but it’s not the highest!
17. Amii Stewart – “Friends” Following them is Amii Stewart, who was a new entry last week with this song and shoots into the top twenty, also up twenty two places.
16. Bronski Beat – “It Ain’t Necessarily So” Having entered the top twenty last week, Bronski Beat take a more leisurely climb this week of just three places with their song which is now two months old.
15. Sal Solo – “San Damiano” Sal Solo was last week’s highest climber with this track and he continues to head towards the sun, up just two places this week.
14. Toy Dolls – “Nellie The Elephant” The Toy Dolls leave the top ten with their children’s Christmas hit, which goes down eight places with a trump trump trump!
13. Prince – “1999” Our highest new entry this week comes from Prince with a song that was previously released in 1982 and reached No.25. This time he’s linked it with the song “Little Red Corvette” and together they re-emerge much better off than before.
12. Smiley Culture – “Police Officer” David Victor Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture goes up three places this week, having been in the top 40 now for two whole months.
11. Paul McCartney and The Frog Chorus – “We All Stand Together” Just jumping out of the top ten this week is Paul McCartney and his frog ensemble, who all go down six places with nine weeks on the chart.
10. Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday” Last week’s highest new entry from Scottish duo Strawberry Switchblade is one of this week’s high flyers. They storm into the top ten, up twenty two places.
9. Paul Young – “Everything Just Change” Paul Young said that last week and got a non-mover and there’s still no change this week as he keeps his place for a third week running!
8. Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five – “Step Off” Stepping over Paul are Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five as they move into the top ten and up three places.
7. Ray Parker Jnr. – “Ghostbusters” Going back up the chart is Ray Parker Jnr. still busting ghosts well into 1985 and he does so one place up on last week.
6. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well” The biggest move on the chessboard this week comes from Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson as they take a whopping leap of TWENTY EIGHT places to be crowned this week’s highest climbers of all!
5. Tears For Fears – “Shout” Tears For Fears continue to shout load and in doing so they come into the top five with a climb of two places with a song that was released over two months ago now.
4. Madonna – “Like A Virgin” American singer Madonna has taken this song to the top of the charts in her home country, but not here, where she has yet to achieve that success. Having peaked last week, she drops down one place on this week’s top 40.
3. Wham – “Last Christmas” Wham wanted a Christmas number one and they were prevented from doing so and with Christmas now a distant memory, the pair also go down one place and away from the top spot.
2. Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Also down one and off the top spot are Band Aid. After five weeks as the best selling single, all the stars and writers and producers of this charity recording make way for someone else…
1. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is” …that someone is Foreigner, who go up three places to become our new number one and also with their very first UK chart topper! Can they keep it though, or will Tears For Fears, Elaine and Barbara or someone else put an end to their reign? There’s only one way to find out…
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