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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 17th February 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 17th 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 there were three new entrys, thirteen climbers and eight non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Imagination – “Thank You My Love”
Imagination make it a seventh week on the chart with their brand new track, which drops eleven places as we await a new album from the group.

39. Mick Jagger – “Just Another Night”
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is our first new entry this week and he’s on his own with his first solo single since 1970. Mick has a new album due out in two weeks time.

38. Wham – “Last Christmas”
Still clinging on to Christmas but with “Everything She Wants”, are Wham as their double A sider goes down five places.

37. Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
Regaining the lead this week are Band Aid, who go back above Wham with the former Christmas number one, which goes back up the chart one place!

36. Amii Stewart – “Friends”
Friends have kept Amii Stewart in the chart for seven weeks with her first UK chart hit this decade and it goes down nine places this week.

35. Ray Parker Jnr. – “Ghostbusters”
With a massive 23 weeks on the chart, Ray Parker Jnr.’s theme song from the film of the same name could be creeping out with a fall of three places…

34. Eugene Wilde and Simplicious – “Personality”
Eugene Wilde and Simplicious stick in the same spot this week with their joint venture which is a non-mover in week three on the UK chart.

33. James Ingram and Michael McDonald – “Ya Mo Be There”
American singers James Ingram and Michael McDonald go down eight places this week with their collaboration, which was a top twenty hit in America last year.

32. Cashmere – “Can I?”
Cashmere have been yoyo-ing about between two chart positions for the last four weeks, but break that cycle with a drop of two places this week.

31. Madonna – “Like A Virgin”
Leaving the top thirty this week is Madonna with the title track of her second studio album, which is down eight places.

30. Eddy and The Soul Band – “Theme From Shaft”
Eddy Conrad and his Soul Band are a new entry this week but with their take on the theme from the 1971 film, which was originally performed by Isaac Hayes.

29. George Benson – “20/20”
More good news for George Benson this week as he moves into the UK top thirty, up two places in his fifth week on the chart.

28. Kool and The Gang – “Misled”
Also going up are Kool and The Gang with the follow up to “Fresh”. Week two finds them climbing eight places and into the top thirty.

27. Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Let’s go crazy for Prince as he is this week’s highest new entry with the second single to come from last year’s “Purple Rain” album.

26. Pat Benetar – “We Belong”
Pat Benetar made her UK top 40 debut with this song five weeks ago and she’s been climbing steadily ever since. That comes to an end as the song drops back four places.

25. Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday”
Scottish duo Strawberry Switchblade leave the top twenty, where they have been for the past five weeks as their first chart hit falls seven places.

24. The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?”
Going the other way are The Smiths with a climb of two places with the second single from their new album, “Meat Is Murder”, which is number one on this week!

23. Tears For Fears – “Shout”
Kurt and Roland of Tears For Fears go down seven this week to leave the top twenty with their latest hit. Their new album is out in seven days time.

22. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
Don Henley brought some Summer magic to the UK in February with this track last week and he motors up seventeen places to be this week’s highest in his second week!

21. Big Audio Authority – “This House (Is Where You Love Stands)”
This may be where the love stands in Big Audio Authority’s house but their debut single stands here for a second week as a non-mover.

20. Sharpe and Numan – “Change Your Mind”
The new electric duo of Sharpe and Numan debuted with their debut single this time last week and a climb of eight places put them in the upper half of the chart.

19. The Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood”
Also coming into the top twenty for the very first time are The Killing Joke with this track, which goes up five places.

18. Phil Collins – “Sussudio”
The new single from Phil Collins has been a non-mover for two weeks now, but he does so this week and it’s down six places.

17. David Bowie and The Pat Methany Group – “This Is Not America”
Also going down are David Bowie and The Pat Methany Group with this song from the soundtrack of the film ‘The Falcon’, which drops three places.

16. Billy Ocean – “Lover Boy”
Billy Ocean‘s follow up to “Caribbean Queen” misses out on a top ten spot as he slips down one place in his sixth week with it.

15. Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere”
Seven weeks on and comedian Russ Abbot is falling seven places and out of the top ten with his very first chart hit single.

14. Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
American group Chicago are on the climb again this week. Up six places with their latest and the follow up to “Hard Habit To Break”.

13. The Colourfield – “Thinking Of You”
The Colourfield have been in the top 40 with their debut single for four weeks but the song sticks here as a non-mover for a second week.

12. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
The former number one from Foreigner leaves the top ten this week, down seven places and in its tenth week on the chart.

11. Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
A few non-movers this week and Bryan Adams is one of them for a third week running with his very first UK top 40 charting single!

10. Prince – “1999”
Prince has this week’s highest new entry and two of his earlier recordings stay top ten as this and “Little Red Corvette” fall four places.

9. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
The Commodores continue to man the night shift and in doing so return to the top ten for the first time since 1979 with a climb of eight places.

8. The Art Of Noise – “Close (To The Edit)”
The Art Of Noise continue to make some with their first ever hit single, which goes up one more place again this week.

7. Kirsty MacColl – “A New England”
While Kirsty MacColl climbs three places, looking for a new England, with her very first UK top ten hit from an as yet unannounced next album.

6. Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Things can only get better for Howard Jones as his latest chart hit goes up one and pushes towards the top five to follow “Like To Get To Know You Well”.

5. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
last week’s massive highest climber came from Dead Or Alive and seven days on the group find themselves in the top five, up a respectable fourteen.

4. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
The latest cut from his “Born In The USA” album put Bruce Springsteen in the top five last week, but with no more advances, he is another non-mover this week.

3. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”
The rest of the top five follows suit as Ashford and Simpson stay solid as a rock to the number three spot for a second week.

2. King – “Love And Pride”
And sticking solid to the number two spot for a third week in a row are King with the re-issue of their debut single from twelve months ago.

1. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Which also goes for the number one record from Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson, who bag a third week on top with their game of Chess. Can they make that four, or will someone else make that move? 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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