So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Richard Skinner broadcast from 5pm-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer.
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 seven new entrys, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” We kick off this week with a new entry and a top 40 return for the group Dead Or Alive with this track that was released in November, but has only just made it this far!
39. George Benson – “20/20” Good news for George Benson, having spent two weeks in the same chart position since he joined us, the song goes up one!
38. Eugene Wilde and Simplicious – “Personality” American singer Eugene Wilde is back in the chart for 1985 with this new entry. The song comes from his debut album which features last year’s top twenty hit “Gotta Get You Home Tonight”.
37. Bucks Fizz – “I Hear Talk” Since they arrived on the top 40 with this song, Bucks Fizz haven’t done very much with it. Week four finds them away from the only chart position they have held but down three places.
36. Smiley Culture – “Police Officer” Smiley Culture comes off parade with his “Police Officer” and down nine places having clocked up seven weeks in the top 40.
35. The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?” There’s a new entry for The Smiths this week with a new song, which becomes their fifth top 40 since “This Charming Man” at the end of 1983.
34. Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration” Also back are Chicago with a new entry and another track from their album “Chicago 17” which also includes last year’s top ten hit “Hard Habit To Break”.
33. Sal Solo – “San Damiano” Sal Solo, aka Christopher Stevens, goes down five places this week with his first solo chart hit that’s been on the chart for six weeks.
32. Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood” British band Killing Joke have been recording together since the late 1970’s, but have yet to achieve a top 40 single despite many attempts. That changes today as we welcome them with the second single to come from their seventh studio album.
31. The Limit – “Say Yeah” The Limit reached their limit two weeks ago and have been going down ever since. This week finds them eight places lower and out of the top thirty.
30. Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The former Christmas number one from Band Aid is still around and now in its ninth week on the chart. It leaves the upper half, down thirteen places.
29. Cashmere – “Can I?” Good news for Cashmere, they go back up the UK singles chart with this song that went down one last week and goes back up one seven days later!
28. Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five – “Step Off” Stepping off the top twenty this week are Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five, who all go down thirteen places.
27. Imagination – “Thank You My Love” Also going down are Imagination with their latest song, but just three places for them with a flavour of what their next album will sound like.
26. Ray Parker Jnr. – “Ghostbusters” After such a long time hunting those ghosts, Ray Parker Jnr. leaves the UK top twenty and down six places with his single that’s been out for over twenty weeks now!
25. Big Audio Authority – “This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)” British band Big Audio Authority landed on the chart for the first time last week with this track and they enjoy a good second week going up eleven places.
24. Chaka Khan – “This Is My Night” …this was Chaka Khan’s night as the follow up to her number one of last year drops ten places and out of the top twenty.
23. Pat Benetar – “We Belong” Pat Benetar continues to earn high marks with her very first UK top 40 charting single, which goes up two this week.
22. David Bowie and The Pat Metheny Group – “This Is Not America” Bowie is back in the UK top 40 with a new entry and he has some help from American band The Pat Metheny Group with this song that comes from a new film called ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’.
21. Wham – “Last Christmas” Wham continue to stay above Band Aid and this week they are nine places higher than the song that kept them off the top. With “Everything She Wants”, the duo fall ten places this week.
20. Amii Stewart – “Friends” Amii Stewart still has friends, friends that keep her in the top twenty. Five weeks on and her latest goes down seven places.
19. The Commodores – “Nightshift” The brand new single from The Commodores landed on the chart last week and they enjoy a great second week with a climb of thirteen places.
18. Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better” This week’s highest new entry is next and it comes from Howard Jones with the second single from his upcoming second studio album.
17. The Colourfield – “Thinking Of You” Just above the highest new entry is this week’s highest climber, which is the first top 40 hit from the group The Colourfield, and they go up fourteen places.
16. Billy Ocean – “Loverboy” Billy Ocean is a loverboy with his brand new single but seven days on, the song struggles to do anything more and sticks in the same spot.
15. Madonna – “Like A Virgin” US singer Madonna leaves the UK top ten this week, down six places, with the title track of her second studio album.
14. James Ingram and Michael McDonald – “Yah Mo Be There” They were doing so well, but US singers James Ingram and Michael McDonald drop back two places this week with their joint venture.
13. Kirsty MacColl – “A New England” Overtaking them is Kirsty MacColl with her latest single, which arrives in the top twenty, up nine places this week.
12. Phil Collins – “Sussudio” Last week’s highest climber came from Phil Collins with his brand new track, which features on a new album he has coming out this year. Seven days on and the song goes up seven places.
11. Bryan Adams – “Run To You” Canadian singer Bryan Adams is doing well with his very first UK top 40 hit single, which also climbs seven places this week.
10. The Art of Noise – “Close (To The Edit)” Producers The Art of Noise are also feasting still as their very first chart hit goes up eleven places and into the top ten this week.
9. Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday” The Strawberry Switchbladers stay in the top ten this week, also with their very first chart hit, which falls just two places.
8. Tears For Fears – “Shout” “Shout” is Tears For Fears‘ fourth top ten hit and the first from their next studio album, which is out next month. The song goes down three this week.
7. Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere” The comedian Russ Abbot continues to be a ratings winner, his very first chart hit single goes up one place this week.
6. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark” And going up four places is the brand new single from Bruce Springsteen. The song comes from his latest album, “Born In The U.S.A.”.
5. Prince – “1999” The re-launch of this double A side from Prince has been well worth it. A higher chart peak here, even though the pair go down two places this week.
4. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid” Husband and wife duo Ashford and Simpson enjoy another solid week of sales as their latest song moves into the UK top five, up two places.
3. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love is” We have change at the top as the number one for the last three weeks from Foreigner falls two places into the number three position.
2. King – “Love And Pride” King are really going for it in 1985 with the re-release of their debut single from last year, which goes up two places and into second place.
1. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well” But, going up one from the number two spot and up to number one are Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson, who become this week’s brand new number one. Checkmate! But can they keep it, or will King reign over all others? There’s only one way to find out…
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