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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 17th March 1985

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

40. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
British group The Cool Notes have been going since 1979 and so far released six singles and an album. But this is their first to make it to the top 40 and it’s our first new entry this week!

39. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”
British singers David Grant and Jaki Graham come to the top 40 with a new entry this week, together and it’s with their version of the The Spinners 1972 hit that made No.11 here.

38. King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now?”
King have had huge chart success with their debut single at last this year and with that yet to come, here is something new from them and another new entry.

37. Third World – “Now That We’ve Found Love”
There’s another new entry next and this one comes from Jamaican band Third World, who make their UK top 40 debut and it’s with a cover of a song originally done by The O’Jays in 1973.

36. Bryan Adams – “Run To You”
Canada’s Bryan Adams goes down nine places this week with his very first UK chart hit. Hopefully it won’t be his last…

35. The Alarm – “Absolute Reality”
The Alarm were new to the chart this time last week and climb five places in week two with their brand new recording.

34. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
There’s a new movie coming out called ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ and this is a song to be found in it and on the soundtrack. It comes from American singer Glenn Frey and not only is it a new entry but his first UK top 40 hit!

33. Starvation – “Tam Tam Pour L’Ethiope”
The latest charity single in aid of Ethiopia came onto the chart last week from the ‘supergroup’ called Starvation and they go up three places this week.

32. Bruce Springsteen – “Cover Me”
Bruce Springsteen gets a new entry this week with another track from his album “Born In The USA”. This one was a top ten hit in America last Summer.

31. David Essex – “Falling Angels Riding”
It’s not just the angels that are falling this week for David Essex, his newest single is also falling, two places in fact.

30. Howard Jones – “Things Can Only Get Better”
Let’s hope things can only get better for Howard Jones with his next release, his current is down eleven places after seven weeks on the chart.

29. ZZ Top – “Legs”
ZZ Top’s legs are following Howard as they too fall eleven places and out of the upper half of the chart with their latest.

28. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
American singer Phyllis Nelson makes her UK top 40 debut this week with this smoocher, which also serves as the title track of her debut album that came out last year.

27. Eddy and The Soul Band – “Theme From Shaft”
Eddy and The Soul Band go down four places this week with their version of the title theme from the 1971 film of the same name.

26. Daryl Hall and John Oates – “Method Of Modern Loving”
It’s curtains for Daryl Hall and John Oates with their latest collaboration which goes back five places and just missing the UK top twenty.

25. Big Daddy – “Dancing In The Dark” EP
American rock band Big Daddy arrive on the UK singles chart with their debut release this week, which is their take on the recent Bruce Springsteen hit, which is yet to come!

24. King – “Love And Pride”
Here come King again, one of two acts with two songs in the top 40 this week. This is their former chart hit, which goes down seven places.

23. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
Don Henley chases the boys of Summer out of the UK top twenty this week, down just three places this time for the founder member of the Eagles.

22. Shakin’ Stevens – “Breaking Up My Heart”
Shaky is also exiting the upper half of the chart with his latest, which is down eight places. He is currently recording a new album due for release sometime this year.

21. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”
Ashford and Simpson have been solid in the upper half of our top 40 since January, but this week they leave with a fall of nine places.

20. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
The very first Loose Ends’ single to make the top 40, now goes top twenty with a climb of two places, three weeks after making it.

19. New Edition – “Mr. Telephone Man”
New Edition join Loose Ends, they come back to the UK top twenty in their third week with a climb of seven places with their new single.

18. Sheila E – “The Belle Of St. Mark”
And so does Sheila E with her first UK chart hit, which goes up six places, also in her third week on the chart, very much the belle of the top 40!

17. Power Station – “Some Like It Hot”
Doing much better than all of them are Power Station, whose new entry from last week powers up twenty places to become this week’s highest!

16. Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Prince is going the other way, his second top ten hit of this year bows out and down six places, but still the highest ranking ‘royal’ on the top 40.

15. Billy Bragg – “Between The Wars” EP
Billy Bragg enjoys a great second week on the chart with his debut EP of four songs that moves into the upper half of the chart, up eighteen places.

14. Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
Our highest new entry this week comes from state stars Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston with their take on the requiem mass courtesy of Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

13. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
While the parody of this song enters the chart from Big Daddy, the original from Bruce Springsteen stays much higher and also a non-mover.

12. Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Nik Kershaw’s new entry from last week climbs three places. His new album “The Riddle”, is out now and it features the title track which was his previous hit.

11. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
Just dropping out of the top ten this week is the biggest hit from The Commodores this decade and it’s down six places.

10. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
The former number one from Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson gets a tenth week in the top ten this week, at number ten and down two places.

9. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Chart newcomers Go West, go good again this week as their debut single moves into the top ten this time, up seven places.

8. David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
The chart return of David Cassidy powered into the top ten a couple of weeks ago, but seems to have peaked as it falls back two places.

7. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Jermaine Jackson did what he did when he climbed into the top ten last week, but that’s as far as he goes for now with a non-mover.

6. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
Big changes in the top five this week and it’s caused by the number one record from Dead Or Alive sliding five places off the top and out!

5. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy was a non-mover last week with tis track, which drops back one place seven days on, but still in the top five.

4. Paul Young – “Every Time You Go Away”
Good news for Paul Young as his latest single puts him back in the top five for the first time in two years, going up five places.

3. Madonna – “Material Girl”
The material girl herself, Madonna, was hoping for her first UK number one this week but instead, she holds firm for a second week in third place.

2. Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
Shooting up into second place is last week’s highest new entry from Alison Moyet, which goes up nine places and she could go higher…

1. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
We’ve had Elaine and Barbara at number one and now it’s Phil and Phil as the boys go up one place to become this weeks biggest seller! But can they hold on for a second week, or will Alison Moyet or Paul Young take it from them? 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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