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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 14th April 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 14th 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 seven new entrys, thirteen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Chaka Khan – “Eye To Eye”
Quite a few new entries this week and we start with one from Chaka Khan, who returns with the follow up to “This Is My Night”.

39. Chris Rea – “Stainsby Girls”
There’s also a new entry for British singer Chris Rea, who gets his first song in the top 40 since “Fool (If You Think It’s Over)” back in 1978.

38. Dire Straits – “So Far Away”
They keep coming and next up are Dire Straits who have a new album due this year. This is the lead single and it puts them back in the top 40 for the first time in two years.

37. Bryan Adams – “Somebody”
No such luck for Bryan Adams this time with the follow up to “Run To You”, as his second UK top 40 charting single slips back one place.

36. Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”
The former number one from Dead Or Alive still spins but much slower than before as it heads out of the club and down six places.

35. Third World – “Now That We’ve Found Love”
The re-release of Third World’s 1970’s single also goes down, but just four places for them this week, and could it be their last…?

34. Bruce Springsteen – “Cover Me”
Bruce Springsteen is down to just one song on the chart this week from his “Born In The USA” album. This is the most recent and it is down fourteen places.

33. ABC – “Be Near Me”
ABC went up last week with this song from their current album, and comes back down again seven days later, the song also falls seven.

32. Billy Connolly – “Super Gran”
Comedian and now single Billy Connolly flies higher with his super gran this week as the theme from the near TV series goes up two places.

31. Madonna – “Material Girl”
With eight weeks on the chart, Madonna falls fifteen places and out of the top twenty with the second single from her “Like A Virgin” album.

30. Foreigner – “That Was Yesterday”
Foreigner got a new entry last week but that was yesterday, today it climbs nine places to take them into the top thirty.

29. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
Loose Ends are no longer hanging on any string nor are they hanging around in the top twenty as their first chart hit falls twelve places.

28. The Power Station – “Some Like It Hot”
The debut single from The Power Station goes down seven places this week. The star line up of the group have also just released their first album together too.

27. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Eight weeks on and Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy remains top thirty but out of the upper half of the chart with this song that drops twelve places.

26. The Damned – “Grimly Fiendish”
…somewhere The Damned would have wanted to be this week as their new single drops back five places and just misses out.

25. King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now?”
King also miss out on a second top twenty hit as the follow up to “Love And Pride” goes down one place after four weeks of steady climbing.

24. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Bronski Beat are back and they have a guest this time with Soft Cell’s Marc Almond in tow for this cover of a Donna Summer tune from 1977.

23. Dead Or Alive – “Lover Come Back To Me”
This week’s it’s Dead Or Alive that have two singles in the chart. Here comes the follow up to their recent number one as a new entry, so can they do the same again…?

22. Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
There’s a big new entry next for Simple Minds, who are working on a new album that should be out later this year. Meantime, here’s a taster of it and it also features in a new film called ‘The Breakfast Club’.

21. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Jermaine Jackson has done what he has done in the top twenty and now his song goes down nine places, having registered eight weeks on the chart.

20. Howard Jones – “Look Mama”
Howard Jones was the highest new entry last time with “Things Can Only Get Better” and he’s done it again with the follow up!

19. China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
It’s been a great week for China Crisis with their brand new track, which returns them to top twenty with a climb of thirteen places.

18. Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Nik Kershaw remains a wide boy in the upper half of the chart for a sixth week with his current single, but it’s down seven places.

17. Pat Benetar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
We welcome American singer Pat Benetar to the UK top twenty for the very first time this week as her second UK hit single goes up six places.

16. Reo Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
Also going up again this week are Reo Speedwagon, as their biggest UK hit of this decade is three places higher than it was.

15. The Dream Academy – “Life In A Northern Town”
Last week’s highest climber was the debut single from The Dream Academy and they enjoy another good week with the song climbing ten places.

14. Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
Coming out of the top ten is Alison Moyet with her version of this ‘ole’ number, that falls eight places from six in its sixth week.

13. Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away”
Also departing the top ten is Paul Young with his latest, which goes down four places, having spent five weeks there.

12. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
American singer Glenn Frey pushes the heat up ever higher with his track from the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’, which goes up two places this week.

11. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
Also going up two are The Cool Notes with this track, which puts them just outside the top ten, hoping for a move up there this time next week.

10. Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
With Elaine and Barbara gone, it’s just Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston that are left on stage and their duet goes down six places.

9. The RAH Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
The RAH Band come into the top ten this week for the first time since 1977 with the first hit from their current album, which goes up nine places.

8. Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Phil Collins has two songs in the top ten no less this week. His latest is this week’s highest climber of nineteen places.

7. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
There’s continued good news for David Grant and Jaki Graham with their version of this 70’s classic which goes up three this week.

6. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Richard and Peter of Go West have had their eyes open for some six weeks now with their debut single, but after just one week in, they drop out of the top five, down one place.

5. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
Missing out on another number one are Frankie Goes To Hollywood as their fourth chart hit falls three places away from the top.

4. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
Moving closer, however, is American singer Phyllis Nelson with her debut chart hit, which climbs four places to number four.

3. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
Here comes Phil again and he’s with the other Phil this time, having been number one for four weeks, they both go down two places.

2. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Tears For Fears are looking to rule the charts with this track and a climb of one more place takes them ever closer to that first number one…

1. USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
Which means we have a new number one and it’s from last week’s highest new entry from the cream of American music for this charity single and it goes up six places to become the biggest seller here in the UK. Can they make it to two, or will Tears For Fears or perhaps Phyllis Nelson knock them down again? 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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