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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 10th February 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 10th February 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.

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 three new entrys, seventeen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Limit – “Say Yeah”
Dutch producers The Limit win a sixth week inside the top 40, but only just as their very first UK chart hit falls nine places.

39. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
It may only be February but things are already hoting up for the Summer and American singer Don Henley wants to take us there with this new entry.

38. Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
The former Christmas number one from various singing celebrities known collectively as Band Aid go down eight places and gain a tenth week on the chart.

37. Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five – “Step Off”
While the act with the longest name on the chart, Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five, are still that as they stay top 40, down nine places.

36. Kool and The Gang – “Misled”
Fresh as the smell of Spring and Kool and The Gang are back with a new entry and the follow up to “Fresh” this week.

35. Chaka Khan – “This Is My Night”
“I Feel For You” saw Chaka Khan in the top 40 for three months. Her follow up manages five weeks as it falls eleven places.

34. Eugene Wilde and Simplicious – “Personality”
Eugene Wilde and Simplicious were a new entry this time last week and their joint venture climbs four places in week two.

33. Wham – “Last Christmas”
With “Everything She Wants” the focus for 1985, Wham stay ahead of Band Aid in their tenth week on the chart, going down twelve places.

32. Ray Parker Jnr. – “Ghostbusters”
And we could be saying goodbye to Ray Parker Jnr. as he busts a 22nd week on the UK chart and nearly busts his way out with a drop of six places.

31. George Benson – “20/20”
Much better news for George Benson this week as his latest single goes up eight places having been down at the very bottom since his arrival four weeks ago.

30. Cashmere – “Can I?”
Cashmere do seem to like only two chart positions! One week at No.29, then down to No.30, back up to No.29 last week and down one to No.30 this week!

29. Imagination – “Thank You My Love”
…and thank you Imagination for this latest release, which drops down just two places this week after six weeks on the chart.

28. Sharpe and Numan – “Change Your Mind”
Here comes a chart debut with a debut single with the new pairing of Shakatak’s Bill Sharpe and Gary Numan coming together for a new project and it finds them a new entry inside the top thirty.

27. Amii Stewart – “Friends”
Amii Stewart achieved two top ten hits here in the late 1970’s and got her first top 40 hit with this track recently. The songs leaves the top twenty, down seven places.

26. The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?”
The Smiths’ new entry from last week climbs nine places in its second week, the band’s new album, “Meat Is Murder”, is out tomorrow!

25. James Ingram and Michael McDonald – “Ya Mo Be There”
American singers James Ingram and Michael McDonald depart the upper half of the UK chart this week, down eleven places.

24. Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood”
While British band Killing Joke go up eight with their very first top 40 charting single and like The Smiths, their new album, “Night Time”, is out tomorrow.

23. Madonna – “Like A Virgin”
Madonna‘s new album was released last month and is currently climbing the chart while the title track goes down eight places this week on the singles chart.

22. Pat Benetar – “We Belong”
Fellow American Pat Benetar on the other hand is only just making her way here in the UK. This is her first chart hit and it goes up one place.

21. Big Sound Authority – “This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)”
Big Sound Authority are also newcomers to the music scene, this is the debut single and it made the chart three weeks ago. The song goes up four places in week three.

20. Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
US and Chicago are back in the UK top twenty this week with the latest single from their album “Chicago 17”, which climbs fourteen places.

19. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
Making their very first appearance in the top twenty are Dead Or Alive with this song that’s produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and it leaps a massive twenty one places to be this week’s highest climber!

18. Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday”
The girls from Strawberry Switchblade leave the top ten this week with their very first chart hit, which falls nine places.

17. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
The Commodores are working the night shift and their brand new single keeps things moving just as it does too, up two places.

16. Tears For Fears – “Shout”
Going the other way are Kurt and Roland of Tears For Fears, who leave the top ten, down eight places with their latest hit.

15. Billy Ocean – “Loverboy”
Good news for Billy Ocean this week, having been a non-mover on last week’s chart, his new song goes up one place.

14. David Bowie and The Pat Metheny Group – “This Is Not America”
David Bowie’s latest venture finds him working with American Jazz band The Pat Methenty Group on this song, which goes up eight places in week two.

13. The Colourfield – “Thinking Of You”
Last week’s highest climber came form chart newcomers The Colourfield and seven days on finds them going up four more places.

12. Phil Collins – “Sussudio”
Phil Collins had been the highest climber the previous week and he brought his new single up to this very spot last week and stays here as a non-mover.

11. Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Joining Phil is Canadian singer and guitarist Bryan Adams, who remains parked outside the top ten with his very first UK top 40 hit for a second week.

10. Kirsty MacColl – “A New England”
Kirsty MacColl continues to do well with her new song, a climb of three places puts her in the top ten for the very fist time.

9. The Art Of Noise – “Close (To The Edit)”
Also doing well with their very first top ten hit are The Art Of Noise, who came into the top ten last week and go up one on this week’s chart.

8. Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere”
No so for comedian Russ Abbot as the laughter stops with his first top ten hit slipping back one place after five weeks of increased ratings.

7. Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Coming back to the top ten for 1985 is last week’s highest new entry from Howard Jones, which goes up eleven places.

6. Prince – “1999”
We are fourteen years away from 1999 but Prince prepares us for a party to end one millennium and welcome in the next. Will we be singing this then? Who knows. For now though, the song falls two places.

5. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
Following Prince is the song that kept him off the top spot from Foreigner, who also go down two places this week with their former number one.

4. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
Bruce Springsteen is back in the UK top five for a second time. The follow up to “Born In The USA” climbs two places.

3. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”
Continuing to put in a solid UK chart performance are Ashford and Simpson with their biggest hit yet, which is up one more place this week.

2. King – “Love And Pride”
Love and pride don’t get King to the top as they had hoped this week, instead the band stay on for a second week in the number two spot.

1. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Also non-movers for a second week are Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson with Britain’s best selling single from the musical Chess. Can they make it a hattrick with three in a row, or will Ashford and Simpson, Bruce or someone else make their move and push the ladies off the board? 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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