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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 10th March 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 10th 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 six new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Alarm – “Absolute Reality”
We kick off this week straight away with a new entry and it comes from The Alarm with a brand new track from them that will feature on their second album the band are currently recording.

39. Prince – “1999”
Prince still has two singles in the UK top 40. His oldest is this double A sider with “Little Red Corvette”, which is down eleven places.

38. Mick Jagger – “Just Another Night”
Also going down is The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger’s solo single, which falls six places after a month on the chart.

37. The Power Station – “Some Like It Hot”
Our second new entry is a debut single from a UK/American band called The Power Station, who include among their number Robert Palmer and producer Bernard Edwards.

36. Starvation – “Tam Tam Pour L’Ethiope”
There’s another charity single for Ethiopia next and this one comes from France and also features vocals from Ali Campbell of UB40 and it’s a new entry.

35. Billy Ocean – “Loverboy”
Billy Ocean‘s latest single has been on the chart for nine weeks, but this could be his last as it goes down eight places.

34. The Art Of Noise – “Close (To The Edit)”
The Art Of Noise have been around for eight weeks with their very first top 40 hit and this too could be their last as it falls thirteen places.

33. Billy Bragg – “Between The Wars” EP
Another chart debut next and it’s an EP from Essex singer Billy Bragg that he brings to the top 40 one week after he released it.

32. Sharpe and Numan – “Change Your Mind”
The new super dup of Sharpe and Numan has produced this former top twenty hit, which six weeks on is still with us, but down eight places.

31. Chicago – “You’re The Inspiration”
Chicago notch up two months in the UK top 40 with this song, which could also be on its way out with a drop of nine places.

30. The Colourfield – “Thinking Of You”
The Colourfield also accumulate two months on the top 40 with their debut single, which goes down eight places in its eighth week.

29. David Essex – “Falling Angels Riding”
Going the other way is David Essex with his comeback top 40 single, that rises nine places in its second week on the chart.

28. The Killing Joke – “Love Like Blood”
The Killing Joke leave the upper half of the chart this week, down nine places with their very first top 40 charting single.

27. Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Someone else with a UK top 40 first is Canda’s Bryan Adams with this track that reaches ten weeks and falls ten places.

26. New Edition – “Mr. Telephone Man”
New Edition’s brand new single put them back in the UK chart last week and they enjoy a healthy second with a climb of fourteen places.

25. Kirsty MacColl – “A New England”
Kirsty MacColl looks for a new England outside the top twenty this week as her biggest hit so far falls eleven places.

24. Sheila E – “The Belle Of St. Mark”
Sheila E is proving to be the belle of the UK top 40 as her new entry from last week goes up fifteen places. Her album is called “The Glamourous Life”.

23. Eddy and The Soul Band – “Theme From Shaft”
Eddy and The Soul Band’s cover of Isaac Hayes theme from the 1971 film takes a big step back as it leaves the top twenty, down ten places.

22. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
Loose Ends finally made it to the top 40 last week with this track and they mean business as week two finds them shooting up fifteen places.

21. Daryl Hall and John Oates – “Method Of Modern Love”
It’s another good week for Daryl Hall and John Oates with this song which goes up four places to sit just outside the top twenty.

20. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
For Don Henley, Summer is over before it started as his latest single falls eight places and misses a top ten placing.

19. Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Things can only get much worse for Howard Jones as his latest hit goes down nine places as he leaves the top ten this week.

18. ZZ Top – “Legs”
ZZ Top’s legs have run out of run as they go back two places with the latest cut from their eighth studio album “Eliminator”.

17. King – “Love And Pride”
There is still a King and a Prince on the chart this week, but the higher ranking of the two leaves the top ten as they go down nine places.

16. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Go West arrived with their debut single last week and they attract some good attention in week two with the track climbing fifteen places.

15. Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Nik Kershaw is back this week with a big new entry. This is the follow up to “The Riddle” and it comes from the album of the same name.

14. Shakin’ Stevens – “Breaking Up My Heart”
Shaky’s latest release from his “Greatest Hits” album of last year moves up one more spot in its third week on the chart.

13. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
There are quite a few newcomers to the top ten this week as another former top ten hit leaves, Bruce Springsteen goes down four places.

12. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”
And following Bruce are Ashford and Simpson as they took depart the top ten where they’ve been for eight weeks, down six places.

11. Alison Moyet – “The Ole Devil Called Love”
This week’s highest new entry comes in just outside the top ten and it sees Alison Moyet back in the chart, this time with a cover of a 1944 song that was originally recorded by Billie Holiday.

10. Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Once again a Prince is above the King and the man with two singles on the chart keeps one on them in the top ten, but down three places.

9. Paul Young – “Every Time You Go Away”
The new single from Paul Young does very well in his second week and it returns him to the top ten with a climb of seventeen places.

8. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
The former number one from Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson takes a big dive from being knocked off the top last week, down six places.

7. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Jermaine Jackson made it to the top twenty last week with a big leap and week three finds him in the top ten, up eleven places.

6. David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
Of all last week’s high flyers, David Cassidy was by far the biggest of them all powering into the top twenty. Another seven days puts him in the top ten, this time up five.

5. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
The Commodores have found it easy getting into the top three after six weeks on the chart, but that’s as far as it goes as they drop back two.

4. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
While Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy made it to the top five last week with his former highest new entry, but that’s as far as he gets for now as the song is a non-mover.

3. Madonna – “Material Girl”
Going up two places is Madonna with the follow up to “Like A Virgin”, which stopped here only two months ago so can she take this one any higher…?

2. Philip Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Last week’s highest new entry from Philip Bailey and Phil Collins, becomes this week’s highest climber of eighteen places and it nearly takes them to the top!

1. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
Which all means that for a second week, it’s Dead Or Alive that stay at the top as the biggest seller of all. But can they make it three in a row, or will Phil and Phil, Madonna or even David Cassity stop their record from spinning around any longer? 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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