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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 24th February 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 24th 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 eight new entrys, ten climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Strawberry Switchblade – “Since Yesterday”
Strawberry Switchblade win an eighth week in the top 40 with their very first chart hit, which slides fifteen places.

39. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Want”
Jermaine Jackson comes back to the UK top 40 this week with a new entry, his first since “Burnin’ Hot” back in 1979.

38. Madonna – “Like A Virgin”
Madonna manages to stay a virgin for another week in the UK top 40 with the title track of her new album, which is down seven places.

37. Pat Benetar – “We Belong”
Pat Benetar belongs one step ahead of her fellow American with her very first UK chart hit, which drops eleven places.

36. Little Benny and The Masters – “Who Comes To Boogie?”
Our next new entry is a chart debut and with a debut single from American group Little Benny and The Masters, who achieve commercial chart success on this side of the Atlantic first.

35. Mick Jagger – “Just Another Night”
No stranger to chart success is Rolling Stone Mick Jagger’s, whose latest solo single climbs four places following his new entry of last week.

34. David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
It’s been ten years since David Cassidy was last in the charts with his single “Darlin'”. He’s back with a new album and this is the first release from it!

33. Daryl Hall and John Oates – “Method Of Modern Love”
Daryl Hall and John Oates – better known as Hall and Oates – come back to the UK top 40 for the first time in two years with this new track, which features on their latest album that came out late last year.

32. Kool and The Gang – “Misled”
Kool and The Gang must feel that they have been ‘misled’ as their latest single falls back four places and out of the top thirty.

31. Ray Parker Jnr. – “Ghostbusters”
Amazingly, after 24 weeks, Ray Parker Jnr. is still with us and not only that, his monstrous hit single goes back up the chart, four places!

30. Shakin’ Stevens – “Breaking Up My Heart”
Shaky is back with another track from his “Greatest Hits” album of last year. This is the follow up to “Teardrops”, which went top five.

29. Tears For Fears – “Shout”
Tears For Fears have been on the chart for three months now with this track. Their new album, “Songs From The Big Chair”, is out tomorrow, meanwhile the single drops just six places.

28. The Smiths – “How Soon Is Now?”
The Smiths’ new album is out now and this is the second single from, which feels the pressure of albums sales as it goes down four places.

27. Big Audio Authority – “This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)”
The debut single from Big Audio Authority held on just outside the top twenty last week and falls six places, seven days later.

26. ZZ Top – “Legs”
Those ‘sharp dressed men’ ZZ Top follow up their recent top thirty hit with this new entry, another track from their “Eliminator” album.

25. Phil Collins – “Sussudio”
The lead single from Phil Collins’ new album departs the upper half of the chart this week, down seven places, the album itself has already topped the chart.

24. Madonna – “Material Girl”
Madonna really is the material girl this week as she has two singles in the chart and this is the next to come from her current album, which gives her a new entry.

23. David Bowie and The Pat Metheny Group – “This Is Not America”
This is not America and not is this the top twenty as David Bowie and The Pat Metheny Group’s collaboration departs down six places.

22. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Our highest new entry this week is a chart debut and a debut single from British singer Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy who really makes his presence felt with this song that he also wrote himself!

21. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
The former number one from Foreigner is down nine this week and it leaves the top twenty. Their album, “Agent Provocateur”, has now gone Platinum here.

20. Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere”
Comedian Russ Abbot falls five places this week, marking his two month stay on the top 40 and remaining in the upper half of the chart.

19. Eddy and The Soul Band – “Theme From Shaft”
It’s been a good week for Eddy and The Soul Band with their version of the “Theme From Shaft”, which climbs eleven places.

18. Billy Ocean – “Loverboy”
Billy Ocean is still a loverboy in the top twenty, his latest drops down just two places this week. His album “Suddenly” has now surpassed sales of 200,000 copies.

17. Sharpe and Numan – “Change Your Mind”
The new partnership of Bill Sharpe and Gary Numan continues to impress with their debut single, which goes up three this week.

16. The Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood”
As does the first chart hit single from The Killing Joke, who also go up three places this week. Their new album is called “Night Time” and it’s out tomorrow!

15. Prince – “1999”
The re-launched double A side with “Little Red Corvette” leaves the top ten this week for Prince with a fall of five places, and with his new entry from last week yet to come.

14. Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
Chicago are non-movers this week with their latest track, which is their sixth UK top twenty charting single to date.

13. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
Getting us ready for the Summer is Don Henley, he was last week’s highest climber and he puts in another solid performance this week with a climb of nine places.

12. The Colourfield – “Thinking Of You”
Good news for The Colourfield, who were non-movers last week, their first single resumes its climb and goes up one place.

11. Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Bryan Adams may run to you, but his very first UK hit single does anything but as he stays a non-mover for a FOURTH week running!

10. The Art Of Noise – “Close (To The Edit)”
The Art Of Noise got ever closer to the top of the chart, but they didn’t quite make it as their first chart hit drops back two places.

9. Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Here comes Prince again and this was last week’s highest new entry, which becomes this week’s highest climber of eighteen places!

8. Kirsty MacColl – “A New England”
Kirsty MacColl’s very first top ten hit here remains so, although it slips back one place having been in the top 40 for six weeks now.

7. Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Howard Jones thought that things were only getting better with his second top ten hit from his new album, but he too suffers a fall of one place this week.

6. The Commodores – “Nighshift”
Going up three places are The Commodores with their latest single, It comes from a new album of the same name, which is out now.

5. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
Most of the top five were all non-movers last week, but we have some changes this week and first up is Bruce Springsteen, who goes down one place.

4. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”
Also going down one are husband and wife duo Ashford and Simpson, who had been solid as a rock in third place for the last two weeks, but not any more.

3. King – “Love And Pride”
There is a Prince and a King in the top ten this week. The latter have been number two for three weeks, but like their top five mates, they too drop back one place this week.

2. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
Jumping over them all are Dead Or Alive, who go up three this week, having made it from the very bottom of the chart, can they go just that one step further…?

1. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
For this week it’s a fourth week on top for Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson with their theme from the musical Chess by Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Can they make it five, or will Dead Or Alive or someone else put an end to their game? There’ only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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