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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 3rd March 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 3rd March 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 seven new entrys, thirteen climbers and no non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. New Edition – “Mr. Telephone Man”
American group New Edition return to the UK chart this week with a new entry and the first single to come from their upcoming second studio album.

39. Sheila E – “The Belle Of St. Mark”
Making her UK chart debut is American single Sheila E, who released her debut single last year, but makes it to the top 40 with the follow up.

38. David Essex – “Falling Angels Riding”
Getting his first top 40 chart entry for two years is David Essex. This is the second single to come from his latest album, “This One’s For You”.

37. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
The new entry’s keep coming and this time it’s a chart debut for British act Loose Ends, who finally make it to the top 40 with their seventh release!

36. Big Audio Authority – “This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)”
The Big Audio Authority descend nine places this week with their very first chart hit, eight weeks after they first arrived.

35. Russ Abbot – “Atmosphere”
Comedian Russ Abbot has been creating some atmosphere for ten weeks now with his very first hit single, which could be leaving us as it falls fifteen places.

34. Phil Collins – “Sussudio”
Going down nine this week is the new single from Phil Collins, which has been around for seven weeks, and we may be seeing Phil again this week…

33. Little Benny and The Masters – “Who Comes To Boogie?”
…is the question being asked by Little Benny and The Masters currently. More than last week as the song rises three places.

32. Mick Jagger – “Just Another Night”
Also going up three places is Rolling Stone Mick Jagger with his solo single, which also registers a third week on the chart.

31. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Our next new entry is a chart debut for Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, who call themselves Go West. This is their debut single and it gives them a very healthy start.

30. Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
The former number one from Foreigner goes down nine this week as they register a fourteenth week in the UK top 40, their longest stay yet.

29. David Bowie and The Pat Metheny Group – “This Is Not America”
Falling six this week are David Bowie and The Pat Metheny Group with their contribution to the film ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’.

28. Prince – “1999”
Prince is the only artist with two songs on the chart this week with Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” dropping out. His double A sider goes down thirteen places.

27. Billy Ocean – “Loverboy”
Leaving the top twenty is loverboy himself, Mr. Billy Ocean, the follow up to “Caribbean Queen” drops nine places this week.

26. Paul Young – “Every Time You Go Away”
Paul Young is back with a new entry this week. Everything had to change for him at the end of 1984 and he strides in to 1985 with “Every Time You Go Away”.

25. Daryl Hall and John Oates – “Method Of Modern Love”
American songwriters and producers Daryl Hall and John Oates arrived on the chart last week with this track and go up eight places in their second week.

24. Sharpe and Numan – “Change Your Mind”
While new British duo Sharpe and Numan go the other way and fall out of the upper half of the top 40, down seven places.

23. Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
Chicago have been on hold for two weeks and lose their inspiration as their latest single also departs the top twenty, down nine places.

22. The Colourfield – “Thinking Of You”
Following them are The Colourfield with their first hit single, which is down ten places. Their debut album is out next month.

21. The Art Of Noise – “Close (To The Edit)”
The clear out of the top twenty concludes with The Art Of Noise falling eleven places as they leave the top ten with their first chart hit.

20. Phillip Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Lots of new blood in this weeks top twenty and that starts with the highest new entry from Phil Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire and Phil Collins, who joins forces for this track that features on Phil B’s upcoming solo album.

19. The Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood”
The Killing Joke stay top twenty but go down three places with their biggest and best selling single to date, six weeks after they arrived.

18. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Powering his way into the UK top twenty is Jermaine Jackson with his new single, which storms up twenty one places in week two, but it’s not the highest!

17. Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Bryan Adams is set free at last, having spent four weeks in the same position, his very first UK chart hit goes down six places.

16. ZZ Top – “Legs”
ZZ Top join in with the new intake in the upper half of the chart as their latest release goes up ten places in its second week.

15. Shakin’ Stevens – “Breaking Up My Heart”
And Shaky follows with his new single climbing fifteen places to put him back in the top twenty with the third single from his recent “Greatest Hits” album.

14. Kirsty MacColl – “A New England”
Kirsty MacColl has been around for two months with her very first top ten hit in the UK, which leaves that section of the chart and falls six places.

13. Eddy and The Soul Band – “Theme From Shaft”
Week three sees Eddy and The Soul Band go up six places with their version of Isaac Hayes title anthem from the 1971 film.

12. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
And going up one more place is Don Henley with the boys of Summer. The song is the lead single from his new album called “Building The Perfect Beast”.

11. David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
David Cassidy returned to the UK singles chart last week for the first time in a decade and it seems we haven’t forgotten him as he is this week’s highest climber of twenty three places.

10. Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Howard Jones stays top ten with his second successive top ten hit single in three months, which falls three places.

9. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
Also keeping top ten is ‘The Boss’, Mr. Bruce Springsteen with his hugely successful single here in the UK, which is down four places.

8. King – “Love And Pride”
The re-issue of King’s debut single form last year also keeps top ten as they drop five places out of the top five.

7. Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Above a King is a Prince this week, the purple man was last week’s highest climber and he goes up two places with his latest.

6. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”
Just slipping out of the top five are Ashford and Simpson with their biggest UK hit single, now with three months on the chart and down two places.

5. Madonna – “Material Girl”
Madonna is reduced to one single on the top 40 this week, but it’s her new entry from last week which rockets up nineteen places and puts her back in the top five.

4. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Also taking a big hike in week two is last week’s highest nee entry from Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy, who powers into the top ten, up eighteen places.

3. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
The Commodores are back in the UK top three this week for the first time since 1978 with their brand new track that goes up three places.

2. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
We have change at the top as the number one for the past four weeks from Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson falls back one place. Checkmate!

1. Dead Of Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
So it’s congratulations to Dead Of Alive, who go up one place to become this week’s number one with a song that was released last November! Also big well done to to producers Stock Aitken Waterman who are behind this song with their first chart topper! But can they stay here, or will The Commodores, Stephen Duffy or Madonna knock them off? 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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