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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 7th April 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 7th April 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 three new entrys, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Change – “Let’s Go Together”
No more change for Change, instead it’s back to square one as their latest goes down three places and back to where it came in three weeks ago!

39. Foreigner – “That Was Yesterday”
Our first new entry this week comes from Foreigner with the follow up to their big number one from January, “I Want To Know What Love Is”.

38. The Smiths – “Shakespeare’s Sister”
The Smiths latest new track peaks as week three finds it going down twelve places and with no album yet in sight…

37. Bruce Springsteen – “Dancing In The Dark”
Bruce Springsteen still refuses to have anything less than two songs in the UK top 40. His former top five smash remains with a drop of just four places.

36. Bryan Adams – “Someday”
Not so for Bryan Adams as the follow up to his very first UK top 40 single slips back one place, a long way off from his top twenty placing.

35. The Commodores – “Nightshift”
Could the night shift be coming to an end for The Commodores? Eleven weeks on and their biggest hit this decade is down five places.

34. Billy Connolly – “Super Gran”
Comedian Billy Connolly makes good on his chart entry last week with the theme song from the children’s TV series, which goes up five places.

33. David Cassidy – “The Last Kiss”
This could be the last kiss for David Cassidy with his latest song as it leaves the top twenty with a fall of fourteen places.

32. China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
The new single from China Crisis does well in its second week as the band prepare to release a new album, this track climbs eight places.

31. Third World – “Now That We’ve Found Love”
Third World took this song into the top ten back in 1978, but the re-issue stops some way short as it falls nine places.

30. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
The former number one from Dead Or Alive notches up a tenth week inside the top 40, having originally been released last November. It leaves the top twenty, down ten places.

29. Big Daddy – “Dancing In The Dark” EP
With Bruce still in the top 40 with the original, the ‘other’ version from Big Daddy still stays above it but down six places.

28. Billy Bragg – “Between The Wars” EP
The other EP on the chart comes from Billy Bragg and he too goes down this week, but just three places lower than he was.

27. Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Bruce Springsteen isn’t the only one with two songs on the chart this week, Phil Collins joins him and this time he’s alone for this new entry.

26. ABC – “Be Near Me”
It’s a good week for ABC with their first top 40 showing of this year from their current album, which climbs ten places.

25. The Dream Academy – “Life In A Northern Town”
Doing even better are The Dream Academy with their debut single, which also debuted last week and goes up thirteen places which is this week’s highest!

24. King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now?”
King still have a long way to go to make the throne of the singles chart and with a non-mover, they won’t be doing it this week.

23. Pat Benetar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
Overtaking them is Pat Benetar with her second top thirty hit here in the UK and this week she goes up six places with the re-issue of this song that first came out last year.

22. The Damned – “Grimly Fiendish”
The new single from The Damned just misses a top twenty spot as it slips back one place…so near, but so far away.

21. The Power Station – “Some Like It Hot”
Meanwhile, coming out of the upper half of the chart are The Power Station, who go down six places with their debut single.

20. Bruce Springsteen – “Cover Me”
Bruce’s other song on the chart is also going down this week, four places, but it remains inside the upper half of the UK top 40.

19. Reo Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
Continuing their climb are fellow Americans Reo Speedwagon, who this week move into the UK top twenty for the first time in five year with a climb of nine.

18. The RAH Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
Last week’s highest new entry came from The RAH Band, and they too make a return to the top twenty after an absence of nine years as the song also goes up nine places.

17. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
Loose Ends were indeed hanging on a string last week with a non-mover but are so no more as the track falls four places.

16. Madonna – “Material Girl”
The material girl – Madonna – left the top ten last week and goes down five, seven days later with her second top five hit of this year.

15. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Her former top five buddy, Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy, does that this week, with a drop of five places, he’s down and out!

14. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
The heat is really on for Glenn Frey with his opening song to the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ as he climbs ever higher, three places this week for him.

13. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
Also going higher is last week’s highest climber that came from The Cool Notes. Week four sees them five places further up.

12. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Three songs leave the top ten this week, and Jermaine Jackson is one of them. After four weeks in, he’s out and down four places.

11. Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
…and the only riddle for Nik Kershaw to solve is why this song didn’t go any higher as he too departs, down two places.

10. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
David Grant and Jaki Graham go up two places with their version of this song, which is David’ second and a first for Jaki!

9. Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away”
Going the other way and down two places is Paul Young with his latest chart hit and the third single to come from his new album, “The Secret Of Association”.

8. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
Not only has she scored her first UK chart hit with this song, Phyllis Nelson now ‘moves’ into the top ten with it, up six places!

7. USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
You’ve had Band Aid, now it’s the Americans turn with this week’s highest new entry and a star studded cast for their contribution to the famine relief effort in Ethiopia.

6. Alison Moyet – “The Ole Devil Called Love”
Alison Moyet still sings of that ole devil called love, as her version of this old song leaves the top five and down two places.

5. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
The duo of Go West continue their quest for a chart smash at their first attempt. Six weeks in and they go up one place and into the top five.

4. Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
Stage stars Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston were awaiting a curtain call last week with this song but instead it’s time to head home as it slips back one place.

3. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Tears For Fears want to rule the world and the charts with this track, which climbs two places to put them equal with “Mad World” for their highest chart placing.

2. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
No number one for Frankie Goes To Hollywood, at least not for this week as their latest holds on to second place for a second week.

1. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Which means for a fourth week running, Phil Bailey and Phil Collins keep the number one spot as the biggest seller of all. Can they take it to five, or will Tears For Fears, Go West or someone else put a stop to 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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