UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 20th 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 14th to Saturday 19th 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 five new entrys, seventeen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. George Benson – “20/20” We kick off with a new entry and a brand new song from George Benson with the first taste of his next album coming later this year.
39. Kool and The Gang – “Fresh” Kool and The Gang make way for some fresh new music after ten weeks on the chart, they drop fifteen places with their latest.
38. Kirsty MacColl – “A New England” And one of those fresh new songs comes from Kirsty MacColl with this new entry and her first UK top 40 chart hit for four years.
37. Alison Moyet – “Invisible” On her way out, if only for now, is Alison Moyet with her current single, which goes down twelve places having spent two months on the chart.
36. Phil Collins – “Sussudio” There’s a new entry for Phil Collins this week and he too has a brand new album coming out this year and this is the lead single from it.
35. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “The Power Of Love” The power of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s love lasts for a ninth week on the top 40 as their former number one falls fifteen places.
34. Bucks Fizz – “I Hear Talk” Bucks Fizz landed a new entry last week with this track but seven days on all they can here is not very much at all as the song is a non-mover.
33. The Pointer Sisters – “Neutron Dance” There’s no good news for The Pointer Sisters as their new entry last week goes down two places and it doesn’t look as if they will achieve four top ten hits in the last twelve months.
32. Toy Dolls – “Nellie The Elephant” Saying goodbye to the top 40 are the Toy Dolls with their version of the children’s classic which drops eighteen places.
31. Pat Benetar – “We Belong” We welcome American singer Pat Benetar to the UK top 40 this week for the very first time. Pat released her debut single back in 1974 but has yet to make it this far.
30. The Art Of Noise – “Close” The Art Of Noise is making noise when you have a new single to promote and that’s just what these producers have been doing and it’s working as they go up eight places.
29. Cashmere – “Can I?” That is also the case for Cashmere, who overtake and go up eleven places in their second week on the UK top 40 with their very first hit here.
28. Bryan Adams – “Run To You” This week’s highest new entry is also a UK top 40 debut for Canadian singer Bryan Adams, who has achieved hits the other side of the Atlantic since 1978 but finally gets somewhere over here with the lead single from his current album that came out at the end of last year.
27. Paul McCartney and The Frog Chorus – “We All Stand Together” Yes, Christmas is over as all the festive hits slip away while Paul McCartney jumps down sixteen places with his frog chorus.
26. Big Country – “Just A Shadow” Big Country do big things in their second week on the chart with their latest single going up nine places, their third to make the top thirty from their most recent album.
25. ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man” Those sharp dressed men of ZZ Top take their eye off the road this week as the re-issue of this song from 1983 slips back three places.
24. Billy Ocean – “Loverboy” Billy Ocean is making tracks for another big hit. The follow up to “Caribbean Queen” heads for the top twenty with a climb of thirteen places.
23. Bronski Beat – “It Ain’t Necessarily So” Sadly, for Bronski Beat, their latest runs out of puff as the song leaves the top twenty, down seven places in its seventh weeks on the chart.
22. Imagination – “Thank You My Love” Good news for Imagination this week as their brand new song continues to climb the chart. It goes up four places in week three.
21. James Ingram and Michael McDonald – “Ya Mo Be There” Having been a UK top twenty hit in 1983, James Ingram and Michael McDonald finally get their big break here as their collaboration climbs eight places this week.
20. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark” The brand new single from Bruce Springsteen puts ‘The Boss’ back in the UK top twenty this week. A climb of fourteen places confirms that.
19. Sal Solo – “San Damiano” Sal Solo was a former highest climber two weeks ago, but his single has peaked and now drops back four places with four weeks on the chart.
18. Chaka Khan – “This Is My Night” Chaka Khan’s follow up to her number one smash of last year is going the right way to give her another smash. She climbs ten places.
17. The Limit – “Say Yeah” The Limit said “yeah” to the top twenty last week when they made a big leap into it and another seven days on finds them two places higher than that.
16. Ray Parker Jnr. – “Ghostbusters” There are no ghosts about in this weeks chart or in the top ten, so Ray Parker Jnr. can sit back and relax and take nine paces back.
15. Smiley Culture – “Police Officer” And there’s no need for any police officers this week either as Smiley Culture’s ‘tribute’ to them slips back three places.
14. Paul Young – “Everything Must Change” Having spent the last three weeks in the same position, it must be a welcome change for Paul Young to be somewhere different. It’s just that it’s out of the top ten and down five places.
13. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid” Husband and wife team Ashford and Simpson enjoy a great week two with us here in the UK as their latest release powers into the upper half of the chart, up fourteen places.
12. Amii Stewart – “Friends” Meanwhile, Amii Stewart continues to make more and more friends as her latest hit here goes up five places after her arrival in the upper half of the chart this time last week.
11. Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five – “Step Off” One week in and one week off for Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five as they leave the top ten, down three places.
10. Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere” Comedian Russ Abbot enters the top ten for the very first time with his first hit single, which goes up eight places this week.
9. Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The former number one from Band Aid drops seven places as Christmas comes to a close having raised many millions for the charity.
8. Wham – “Last Christmas” For once, the Wham boys are above the song that kept them off the top! Their double A sider, which now focuses on the song “Everything She Wants”, goes down five places to sit one above.
7. Madonna – “Like A Virgin” Going down three places is the lead single from the second album to come from American singer Madonna, who has already scored a number one the other side of the Atlantic with this track.
6. King – “Love And Pride” Music’s royal family now had a King and the British band are really doing the business this year with the re-release of their debut single, which goes up fifteen places and is this week’s highest climber!
5. Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday” Scottish duo Strawberry Switchblade are making big moves with their debut single on first release as they climb five places into the top five.
4. Tears For Fears – “Shout” Kurt and Roland of Tears For Fears continue to shout loud and take their latest single higher still, up one more place on this week’s chart.
3. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well” Stage stars Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson made a whopping big climb last week, the highest, with this Andrew Lloyd-Webber song and go up three more in week three.
2. Prince – “1999” We’ve heard from the King, how here’s the Prince. Last week’s highest new entry from the man with the “Little Red Corvette” goes up eleven places.
1. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is” Staying on top for a second week are Foreigner with their biggest UK hit yet. Can they make it a third or will Prince or King be crowned, or perhaps Elaine and Barbara, or even Tears For Fears. There’s only one way to find out…
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