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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 28th April 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 28th 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 one non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Untouchables – “Free Yourself”
We kick off with a new entry and a UK top 40 debut for US group The Untouchables. This is their fifth release but their first to make it this far.

39. Jimmy Nail – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
We don’t usually see actor Jimmy Nail in the pop charts, but that’s where he is this week, his debut single entering the top 40 with his version of this 70’s classic.

38. Kim Wilde – “Rage To Love”
Someone who is no stranger to the top 40 is Kim Wilde, she also gets a new entry this week with the follow up to her last top 40 showing, “The Second Time”, last year.

37. Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston – “Pie Jesu”
Stage stars Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston clock up a seventh week on the chart with their duet, which drops eleven places.

36. Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away”
While Paul Young’s latest makes it a ninth week as he also falls eleven places with the second top ten hit from his latest album.

35. Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love”
Alison Moyet strokes up two months with her version of this tune, which has proved her most successful to date, even though it goes down eleven places(!)

34. Foreigner – “That Was Yesterday”
Foreigner last single was a number one back in January but that was yesterday. The follow up stops some way off and it goes down six places this week.

33. Divine – “Walk Like A Man”
American artist Divine comes back to the UK top 40 this week with a new song. It’s the third chart hit here for the “You Think You’re A Man” singer.

32. Toyah – “Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)”
It’s been two years since we last saw Toyah Willcox in the top 40 but here she is with a new entry and the first song from a new album she has coming soon.

31. Reo Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
Speeding downwards are Reo Speedwagon with their most recent chart hit. Eight weeks now for the band and they are down ten places.

30. New Model Army – “No Rest”
There is no rest for New Model Army as their new single climbs six places after their top 40 singles chart debut this time last week.

29. Godley and Creme – “Cry”
Godley and Creme debuted with this song last week and take it eight places higher and into the top thirty in their second week.

28. Glenn Frey – “The Heat Is On”
With the heat turned low, Glenn Frey sinks lower again this week with his opening track from the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’, which is down ten places.

27. Chris Rea – “Stainsby Girls”
The first single from Chris Rea to make the top 40 this decade moved into the top thirty last week but that’s where he stays for a second week in the same place.

26. The Dream Academy – “Life In A Northern Town”
The Dream Academy could only dream about a non-mover this week with their debut single, which sadly leaves the top twenty, down eleven places.

25. Eurythmics – “Would I Lie To You?”
The brand new song from the Eurythmics is a chart climber this week. Would I lie to you?(!) It’s up six places! There!

24. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
The former top three hit from Frankie Goes To Hollywood falls twelve places and out of the top twenty this week, and that’s no lie too.

23. Pat Benetar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
It’s a battlefield in the top twenty this week with many newcomers, which means some have to leave and Pat Benetar is another one out and down six places.

22. Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin’ (Just A Little Bit)”
There are two joint highest climbers of seventeen place son this week’s chart and American singer Curtis Hairston is one of them with his first solo hit here.

21. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
While The Cool Notes are another act that have to spend the night outside the upper half of the chart as they go down five places.

20. Dire Straits – “So Far Away”
We start the top twenty with one of those newcomers as the brand new single from Dire Straits moves up two places to put them there.

19. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “Easy Lover”
The former number one from Phil Bailey and Phil Collins goes the other way and down six places. The pair register a ninth week in the upper half of the chart.

18. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Go West go further down with their debut single as they leave the top ten and are nine places lower than they were last week.

17. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
The other joint highest climber of seventeen places comes from American group DeBarge as they fly into the UK top twenty in their second week!

16. Chaka Khan – “Eye To Eye”
From this week’s to last week’s and Chaka Khan’s former highest climber goes up three places. This is the third top twenty hit here from her current album, “I Feel For You”.

15. China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
There is a crisis for China Crisis this week as their biggest hit for a couple of years slips back one place having spent the past six weeks climbing.

14. Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
Taking their place is the solo single from Queen’s Freddie Mercury which goes up nine places to put him back in the top twenty.

13. Howard Jones – “Look Mama”
Just one week this time for Howard Jones‘ latest top ten hit as he drops out and down three places with the follow up to “Things Can Only Get Better”.

12. Dead Or Alive – “Lover Come Back To Me”
And there will be no top ten hit this time for Dead Or Alive as the follow up to their recent number one drops back one place.

11. Steve Arrington – “Feel So Real”
Moving up towards the top ten is the highest new entry from last week from Steve Arrington, now on his own and going up nine places.

10. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
Time is up for David Grant and Jaki Graham. After seven weeks on the chart, their version of The Spinners “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?” falls four places.

9. The RAH Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
Also going down are The RAH Band with their biggest hit to date. Week five finds them three places lower than they were.

8. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire”
U2 are back with a big new entry this week, but it’s not the highest! This is the title track of last year’s album and the second single from it.

7. Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
Moving up one are Simple Minds with their very first top ten hit single. The band released their first back in 1979.

6. Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Phil Collins still has two singles in the top twenty but they are both going down and his latest, all on his own, is down two places.

5. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Moving into the top five are Bronski Beat and Marc Almond with their version of this Donna Summer 70’s smash as they go up two places.

4. Paul Hardcastle – “19”
This week’s highest new entry comes from British composer and producer Paul Hardcastle, who scores his very first top 40 placing at the same time with a track that samples original footage from the Vietnam war on American television.

3. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Tears For Fears wanted to rule the charts, but their biggest hit yet has been holding on to the number two spot for the past two weeks and it drops back one this week.

2. USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
They had been propping up the star studded number one called USA For Africa, but they too drop one place and off the top spot.

1. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
She couldn’t move any closer if she tried. Congratulations to American singer Phyllis Nelson, as her first UK hit goes up two places to become the week’s biggest seller of all and Britain’s brand new number one! But, can she keep it, or will Paul Hardcastle, Bronski Beat or someone else knock her down? There’s only one way to find out…

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