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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 21st April 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 21st 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, twelve climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Kiss Me”
Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy survives a ninth week in the top 40 to ask you to kiss him. His biggest hit yet falls thirteen places.

39. Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin'”
American singer Curtis Hairston makes his UK top 40 debut, finally, this week with our first new entry. He debuted back in 1983 but just missed the big 40 then with this track.

38. Jermaine Jackson – “Do What You Do”
Like Stephen Duffy, Jermaine Jackson has also been on the chart for nine weeks with this track and he too could be saying goodbye as the song falls seventeen.

37. Godley and Creme – “Cry”
Kevin Godley and Lol Creme get a new entry this week and it’s their first since “Wedding Bells” in 1981. The song will feature on a new remix album they have due out soon.

36. New Model Army – “No Rest”
There’s a new entry for British band New Model Army next as they too gain entry to the top 40 for the very first time. The band released their first single two years ago.

35. Billy Connolly – “Super Gran”
Super Gran may be pulling in the viewers on TV but the title song from comedian Billy Connolly does so no longer as it drops back three places.

34. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
American group DeBarge are another act who make their UK chart debut this week having already notched up three chart hits in their native land. This track comes from their new, fourth studio album.

33. King – “Won’t You Hold My Hand Now?”
With just six weeks on the chart this time, King drop eight places with their second top 40 hit that was not as big as their last one.

32. Loose Ends – “Hangin’ On A String”
Loose Ends ‘hang’ around just a little bit longer as their first top 40 hit goes down just three places this week, now with two months on the chart.

31. Eurythmics – “Would I Lie To You?”
Dave and Annie of the Eurythmics are back with a new entry and the first track to come from their next album, which is on its way later this month.

30. The Damned – “Grimly Fiendish”
The Damned remain grimly fiendish and also remain in the top thirty this week as the first single from their new album drops four places.

29. Nik Kershaw – “Wide Boy”
Making himself even wider is Nik Kershaw as he leaves the top twenty with the follow up to “The Riddle”, which sinks eleven places.

28. Foreigner – “That Was Yesterday”
Foreigner had a big number one at the beginning of the year, but that was yesterday. The follow up continues to make small steps, this week up two.

27. Chris Rea – “Stainsby Girls”
The first top 40 hit for Chris Rea this decade does make a more impressive rise going up twelve places and into the top thirty.

26. Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
Stage actors Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston meanwhile leave both the top ten and the top twenty in one big drop of sixteen places.

25. Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away”
Every time you leave the top twenty, Paul Young takes a little piece of himself. This week, eight weeks in, he departs down twelve places.

24. Alison Moyet – “The Ole Devil Called Love”
We have a few newcomers to the top twenty this week and here’s another one that’s out, Alison Moyet drops ten places with her latest.

23. Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
Queen’s frontman Freddie Mercury gets a big new entry this week for himself. He has a new solo album coming out and this is the lead single.

22. Dire Straits – “So Far Away”
The first single from the new Dire Straits album coming soon makes some great progress in its second week, shooting up seventeen places.

21. Reo Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
And just after that, another former top twenty song just slips out, this one is from Reo Speedwagon as they go down five places.

20. Steve Arrington – “Feel So Right”
Our highest new entry this week is a UK chart debut for American artist Steve Arrington, who made the top 40 in 1983 with his Hall of Fame with “Nobody Can Be You”. He’s back and on his own and has an album on the way.

19. Chaka Khan – “Eye To Eye”
Above Steve is this week’s highest climber and it finds Chaka Khan zooming back into the UK top twenty fo the third time in six months with a massive leap of twenty one places!

18. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
The heat is off for American singer Glenn Frey as his tune from the soundtrack of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ turns off the flames and goes down six places.

17. Pat Benetar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
The Americans keep coming as Pat Benetar is up next but she’s not up at all this week, instead her first UK top twenty hit is a non-mover.

16. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
It’s no fun either for The Cool Notes as they came within an inch of the top ten only to drop back five places this week.

15. The Dream Academy – “Like In A Northern Town”
It’s not much fun for The Dream Academy in their Northern Town as their debut single pauses for a moment for a second week in the same spot.

14. China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
Still going strong are China Crisis. This week, their brand new single goes up over the lot by another five places.

13. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
The two Phil’s together held the top spot for four weeks and got knocked off last week. Seven days on and they drop out of the top ten altogether with a big drop of ten places.

12. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
And that also goes for Frankie Goes To Hollywood, who slide out with their fourth chart hit, down seven places and out of the big ten.

11. Dead Or Alive – “Lover Come Back To Me”
With just one song on the top 40 this week, Dead Or Alive pour all their energy into their new one and it pays off as the song shoots up twelve places in its second week.

10. Howard Jones – “Look Mama”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Howard Jones and he goes up ten places to put him back in the top ten for the third time in the past six months.

9. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Two months on an Go West are still about and still riding high with their debut single, which goes down three places this week.

8. Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
Tearing into the top ten this week are Simple Minds with their brand new track that also features in the film ‘The Breakfast Club’. The song shoots up fourteen places in its second week.

7. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Also rocketing into the top ten are Bronski Beat and Marc Almond with their version of this Donna Summer hit, which goes up seventeen places.

6. The RAH Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
The RAH Band are doing even better again this week as their first top ten hit for some time moves up three more places.

5. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
Also continuing to do better are David Grant and Jaki Graham, six weeks in with their version of this song, and they go up two places.

4. Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Just one song in the top ten for Phil Collins this week as his solo effort climbs four places having been last week’s highest.

3. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
…which is what American singer Phyllis Nelson is doing with a climb of one place this week with her very first chart hit here.

2. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Tears For Fears were hoping to rule the charts this week but it’s not to be as their biggest hit so far stays a non-mover in second place for a second week.

1. USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
Which means also the star studded collective known as USA For Africa stay top of them all for a second week running also. They are the world, but can they stay top of the UK top 40 for a third week, or will Phyllis or Phil, David and Jaki or even Tears For Fears put an end to their time? There’s only one way to fuind out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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