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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 24th March 1985

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

40. Change – “Let’s Go Together”
Change come back to the UK top 40 in 1985 with our first new entry this week. This single is the first to make it this far since “Change Of Heart” last year.

39. Bryan Adams – “Somebody”
Flushed with the success of his very first UK top 40 hit, Bryan Adams comes back with a follow up and another new entry this week.

38. Reo Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
Making their UK top 40 comeback are American band Reo Speedwagon with a track from their latest album, which reaches this high since “Take It On The Run” back in 1981.

37. Don Henley – “The Boys Of Summer”
Seven weeks on and Don Henley drops fourteen places with his solo chart hit along with the boys of Summer, which has been top five back home in America.

36. Starvation – “Tam Tam Pour L’Ethiope”
The latest charity single for Ethiopia comprising of members of UB40, The Pioneers and others goes down three places and back to where it came in three weeks ago.

35. Shakin’ Stevens – “Breaking Up My Heart”
Shaky is down thirteen this week with the latest single from his “Greatest Hits” album of last year as he makes way for new material.

34. Pat Benetar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
America’s Pat Benetar made her UK top 40 debut a few weeks back with “We Belong” and she’s having a second go with this single, which was released last year but didn’t get this far then.

33. The Damned – “Grimly Fiendish”
The Damned are grimly fiendish in 1985 with a new album coming and this is the first single, which gives them a new entry and their first in the top 40 this decade!

32. Ashford and Simpson – “Solid”
Still going ‘solid’ after eleven weeks on the chart are Ashford and Simpson with their biggest UK hit so far, which also goes down eleven places.

31. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
Going the other way are The Cool Notes, with their new entry from last week, which goes up nine places. With seven singles to their name, the band are about to launch the debut album.

30. Prince – “Let’s Go Crazy”
Prince and King fight it out for who out ranks who and it’s not Prince as he plays first in line with his latest, which falls fourteen places.

29. The Smiths – “Shakespeare’s Sister”
The Smiths are back this week with another brand new song from an as yet announced album. This follows “How Soon Is Now?” and “William, It Was Really Nothing”.

28. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Wasn’t it good, wasn’t it fine for former chart toppers Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson in the top twenty? ten weeks in total, but the depart and fall a hefty eighteen places.

27. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
Bruce Springsteen still has two songs on the UK top 40 this week. His oldest racks up fourteen weeks and the original of the two versions of this track goes down fourteen places.

26. King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now?”
King reign supreme out of Pop’s royal family as their latest single goes up twelve places in its second week on the chart.

25. Third World – “Now That We’ve Found Love”
Third World also enjoy a great week two as their new entry from seven days ago also climbs twelve places with the re-issue of a single that first came out in 1978.

24. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”?
It’s also a great week for David Grant and Jaki Graham, in fact, it’s the best of all the climbers as they are the highest of the lot, fifteen places higher that last week!

23. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
American singer Glenn Frey is another of last week’s newcomers to enjoy a healthy second week as his opener to the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ goes up eleven.

22. Sheila E – “The Belle Of St. Mark”
Sadly for Sheila E, she is no longer the belle of the UK top 40 or indeed the top twenty as she goes down four places.

21. Big Daddy – “Dancing In The Dark”
The other version of “Dancing In The Dark” ranks higher than the original this week as ‘Big Daddy’ climb four places and head towards the top twenty…

20. New Edition – “Mr. Telephone Man”
The new single from New Edition made the UK top twenty last week and it stays for a second but drops back one place.

19. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
The very first single from singer Phyllis Nelson to reach the UK top 40 moves closer and moves up in its second week by nine places.

18. Bruce Springsteen – “Cover Me”
Bruce Springsteen is back with his second top 40 song which was a new entry also last week and climbs fourteen places to put him back in the upper half of the chart.

17. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
Nine weeks on and The Commodores are still charting high with their biggest hit of this decade here in the UK. It goes down six this week.

16. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Kurt and Roland of Tears For Fears are back this week with a big new entry and the follow up to “Shout”, which comes from their new album “Songs From The Big Chair”.

15. Billy Bragg – “Between The Wars” EP
Billy Bragg came into the upper half of the chart last week with his debut EP, but seven days on and he stops for a second week in the same spot.

14. Power Station – “Some Like It Hot”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest climber from Power Station goes up three places, which proves us Brits do like it hot!

13. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
The group Loose Ends continue to make good on their very first top 40 charting single, which this week goes up seven places.

12. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
Dead Or Alive came crashing off the top spot last week and seven days later they come crashing out of the top ten altogether with a drop of six places.

11. David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
And just leaving the top ten this week with his first hit of the 1980’s is David Cassidy as he falls three places and out.

10. Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Nik Kershaw returns to the top ten this week as his latest single goes up two places to join “The Riddle” from the album of the same name.

9. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
With all his kisses done, Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy drops out of the top five with the re-issue of his debut single and down four places.

8. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Meanwhile, Go West‘s debut single goes up one this week. Their self-titled debut album is set to come out next month.

7. Madonna – “Material Girl”
The material girl herself, Madonna has spent two weeks at number three but is so no more as she goes down four places.

6. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Jermaine Jackson progresses a little further. His first UK top ten hit of the 1980’s goes up one more place as he edges towards the top five.

5. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
Coming straight into the top five is this week’s highest new entry which sees the return of Frankie Goes To Hollywood with their first single of 1985 having racked up three number ones last year. Will this be number four??

4. Paul Young – “Every Time You Go Away”
Paul Young made for the top five last week and that’s where he stays for a second and also in the same position for another week.

3. Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
We lose stage stars Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson in the top five to be replaced with Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston, who were last week’s highest new entry and they go up eleven places.

2. Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
Alison Moyet‘s version of this old song came this far seven days ago and she fails to make it to the top as the song pauses as a non-mover.

1. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
It’s the men that hold onto the top spot for a second week as Phil Bailey and Phil Collins stay the UK’s best seller of all. But can they make it a third, or will Sarah and Paul, Frankie or someone else put a stop to that? There’s only one way to find out…

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