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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 31st March 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 31st 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 five new entrys, seventeen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
China Crisis come back in 1985 with brand new material and a new album on the way. This is the first taste of it and it’s also this week’s first new entry!

39. Billy Connolly – “Super Gran”
Following on in front of them is comedian Billy Connolly, who sings the title to this new children’s drama series and takes it into the charts.

38. The Dream Academy – “Life In A Northern Town”
Making their debut with their debut single this week are London-based group The Dream Academy but they tell of life in a Northern Town.

37. Change – “Let’s Go Together”
Dance outfit Change entered the chart last week with their new song and find that seven days later, it goes up three places!

36. ABC – “Be Near Me”
It’s been a year since we last saw ABC on the chart and they released a new single at the end of 1984, that didn’t quite make it this far. The follow up does and it put them back in the top 40.

35. Bryan Adams – “Somebody”
The follow up from Bryan Adams climbs just four places in its second week, with some way to go to beat his first hit here.

34. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
Still playing Chess after three months are Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson with their former number one, which this week goes down six places.

33. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
Now with fifteen weeks on the chart, Bruce Springsteen keeps two songs in the UK top 40 with this one falling just five places.

32. New Edition – “Mr. Telephone Man”
Falling further, in fact twelve places and out of the top twenty is the new single from New Edition after just five weeks with us.

31. Sheila E – “The Belle Of St. Mark”
Sheila E has also been around for five week, but will this be her last as the Belle of St. Mark, as the song goes down nine places?

30. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
Coming up next are The Commodores with ten weeks with this track, which has been top twenty for the past two months but departs, down thirteen places.

29. Pat Benetar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
Pat Benetar finally made it with this single from last year, last week and takes it up five places higher in week two.

28. Reo Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
Doing much better that Pat, doubly better with a climb of ten is the latest single from veteran American rockers Reo Speedwagon.

27. Rah Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
Richard Hewson founded the Rah Band back in 1977 and they’ve been touring ever since with six albums to their name. Number seven is coming out very soon and this is the first hit from it and it’s also this week’s highest new entry.

26. The Smiths – “Shakespeare’s Sister”
Singing about The Bard’s sister in their new single are The Smiths and after a new entry this time last week, they climb three places.

25. Billy Bragg – “Between The Wars” EP
Billy Bragg leaves the top twenty, where he’s been a non-mover with his debut EP for the last two weeks and drops ten places.

24. King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now?”
Taking smaller steps than they did with their last single are King, who go up just two places with still a long way to go to the top ten.

23. Big Daddy – “Dancing In The Dark” EP
The Big Daddy version of “Dancing In The Dark” still ranks higher than the original but after just three weeks on the chart, it goes down two places.

22. Third World – “Now That We’ve Found Love”
The re-issue of Third World’s 1978 single climbs three more places in week three. It got to the top ten first time around, can it make it again…?

21. The Damned – “Grimly Fiendish”
Nothing grim or fiendish about The Damned’s new single and it enjoys a good second week going up twelve places to sit just outside the top twenty.

20. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
The former number one from Dead Or Alive strikes up an eighth week in the top twenty as it falls eight places but still spinning.

19. David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
Just as David Cassidy continues to give the last kiss. His former top ten hit, his first of the 1980’s here in the UK, also goes down eight.

18. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
It’s a very good week for The Cool Notes. Their third on the top 40 finds them moving into the top twenty, up thirteen places, which is also this week’s highest!

17. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
Also coming into the upper half of the UK top 40 is Glenn Frey with his contribution to the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’, which goes up six places.

16. Bruce Springsteen – “Cover Me”
Bruce Springsteen’s second and latest single in the UK chart climbs just two places this week, all from the man who was born in the USA.

15. The Power Station – “Some Like It Hot”
We may have liked it hot for a few weeks but The Power Station’s latest hit slips back just one place in week four.

14. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
Phyllis Nelson’s debut chart hit here in the UK moves steadily closer just as the song does as she goes up five this week.

13. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
…which is just where Loose Ends are this week as their very first top 40 hit pauses and goes no further, held on a string as a non-mover.

12. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
Last week’s highest climber was this recording of The Tavare’s old hit from David Grant and Jaki Graham and they impress even more with a climb of twelve this week.

11. Madonna – “Material Girl”
Madonna – the material girl herself – leaves the top ten this week, down four places, with the follow up to “Like A Virgin”.

10. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy wins another week in the top ten, but only just as his latest drops just one place, six weeks in.

9. Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Swapping places is the ‘wide boy’ himself, Nik Kershaw, as his latest top ten hit goes up one and heads closer to “The Riddle”…!

8. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Time is up for Jermaine Jackson as his latest chart hit falls two places, having been a non-mover for the past two weeks.

7. Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away”
Paul Young has also been a non-mover for the past two weeks with his latest smash, but is so no more as he falls three.

6. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
The debut single from the duo called Go West continues to do well and it’s fifth week sees the song going up two places.

5. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Tears For Fears are back in the top five for the second time this year as their latest goes up eleven places having arrived on the chart this time last week.

4. Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
Alison Moyet‘s biggest solo chart hit so far has been propping up the number one song for the last two weeks, but she slips back two places from number two this week.

3. Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
The latest duet from the theatre comes courtesy of Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston, but unlike Elaine and Barbara, they stop shot of the top spot and have to contend with being a non-mover.

2. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
The highest new entry from last week was this song from Frankie Goes To Hollywood and they want a fourth number one single. A climb of three places this week puts them in a good placing for next week’s chart…

1. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
The two Phil’s hold onto the top spot for a third week as the biggest seller of all. But can they keep it a fourth or will Frankie Goes To Hollywood or maybe Tears For Fears will want to rule the world. 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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