Paul Hardcastle

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 5th May 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 5th May 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 six new entrys, sixteen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Dream Academy – “Life In A Northern Town”
Six weeks is what life in a northern town and the top 40 consists of for The Dream Academy as they fall fourteen places.

39. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
It’s seven weeks for Frankie Goes To Hollywood with their latest as they too bow out and down fifteen places. Welcome to tomorrow…!

38. Five Star – “All Fall Down”
Time for some new music and a new British group, the family Pearson. Three sisters and two brothers that call themselves Five Star and this is their very first top 40 entry.

37. Pat Benetar – “Love Is A Battlefield”
Pat Benetar made the UK top 40 finally with this track and she’ been here for seven weeks with it. This could be her last as the song drops fourteen places.

36. Go West – “Call Me”
Not wasting any time with a follow up to their top five debut are Go West with this new entry. Will it be two in a row as we still have the former yet to come…?

35. The Cool Notes – “Spend The Night”
The Cool Notes have spent the last eight weeks in the top 40 with this track and it could be their last as it goes down fourteen places.

34. Phil Bailey and Phil Collins – “East Lover”
That also goes for the former number one from Phil Bailey and Phil Collins, which drops fifteen and out of the top twenty in its tenth week.

33. Loose Ends – “Magic Touch”
There’s no ‘hangin’ around for Loose Ends as they shoot back with a follow up to their very first top 40 hit and a new entry!

32. Depeche Mode – “Shake The Disease”
Also back with a new entry are Depeche Mode and a greatest hits album, their first, which is planned for latest this year. This is one brand new track that will feature on that album.

31. The Untouchables – “Free Yourself”
Freeing themselves from the bottom of the chart are The Untouchables as their latest climbs nine places in its second week.

30. Bryan Ferry – “Slave To Love”
Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry is back this week and on his own with this new entry. It’s the first song to come from a brand new album, his first alone since 1978.

29. Kim Wilde – “Rage To Love”
Kim Wilde‘s latest single climbs nine places and into the top thirty in its second week. The track comes from her current album, “Teases & Dares”.

28. New Model Army – “No Rest”
There is still no rest for New Model Army as their very first top 40 single goes up just two places further in its third week.

27. Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
Here come the Go West boys again. Ten weeks in now for their debut single as the fall nine places and out of the top twenty.

26. Chris Rea – “Stainsby Girls”
Some better news for Chris Rea this week, having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, his first hit of the 1980’s goes up one place.

25. Divine – “Walk Like A Man”
The artist that is Divine walks like a man in week two as ‘her’ follow up to “You Think You’re A Man” climbs eight places.

24. China Crisis – “Black Man Ray”
The biggest hit from China Crisis for some time has been around for six weeks now but they depart the top twenty, down nine places.

23. Dire Straits – “So Far Away”
And so do Dire Straits with their brand new song, after just one week in, they drop out of the upper half of the chart and down three places.

22. Toyah – “Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)”
What Toyah says, goes! And she goes up ten places with her latest single. Her next album is on the way later this Summer.

21. Chaka Khan – “Eye To Eye”
And it’s down and out for Chaka Khan this week. Her third UK chart hit in eight months leaves the top twenty, down five.

20. Jimmy Nail – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Actor Jimmy Nail really flies this week as his very first hit single soars into the top twenty, up nineteen places, which is this week’s highest!

19. Godley and Creme – “Cry”
Also moving into the upper half of the chart are Godley and Creme with their latest, which is up ten places this week.

18. Howard Jones – “Look Mama”
Coming the other way is Howard Jones with his latest top ten hit, which is down five this week. The song comes from his new album, “Dream Into Action”.

17. Eurythmics – “Would I Lie To You?”
It’s a good week for Dave and Annie of the Eurythmics as their brand new single climbs up eight places and into the top twenty.

16. Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin'”
Curtis Hairston wants your lovin’ and he’s getting it again as his highest climber from last week goes up six, seven days later.

15. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?”
The lovely pairing of David Grant and Jaki Graham celebrate two months on the chart with this duet, but it’s down five places.

14. Dead Or Alive – “Lover Come Back To Me”
Going down two this week are Dead Or Alive with the follow up to their long-reaching number one single from January.

13. The Style Council – “Walls Come Tumbling Down”
The Style Council are back in the chart with new music and they do so in a big way as this week’s highest new entry and it comes from their new album, which is also out and it’s called “Our Favourite Shop”.

12. The RAH Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
The RAH Band drop out of the top ten with their best performing song for a while, which goes down three places after three weeks there.

11. Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
Meanwhile, Queen’s Freddie Mercury goes up three places with his latest solo single. It comes from his very first solo album, which is out now and called “Mr. Bad Guy”.

10. Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Phil Collins has one song in the top twenty this week and it’s just him on his own as his latest goes down four places.

9. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
Written by American songwriter Diane Warren, American group DeBarge make their UK top ten debut with their debut UK chart hit as it climbs eight places.

8. Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
Sadly we have forgotten about Simple Minds all too soon as their newest song, from the film ‘The Breakfast Club’, drops back one place.

7. Steve Arrington – “Feel So Real”
Steve Arrington takes his debut solo chart hit up higher again this week, so it must feel so real to be four places higher!

6. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire”
The title track of U2’s latest album landed the second highest new entry of last week and seven days later it’s going up two places.

5. USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
The former number one from the cream of American music talent falls three places this week. The song has now been number one in ten countries worldwide.

4. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Ruling the world still are Tears For Fears with their latest offering. They went down one place last week and they do the same again this week.

3. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Bronski Beat and Marc Almond are doing really well with their version of this Donna Summer Disco classic as they move into the top three, up two places.

2. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
Phyllis Nelson is moving this week. but it’s off the top and down one place after just one week as the biggest selling single.

1. Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Taking that prize this week is last week’s highest new entry from composer Paul Hardcastle, who goes up three places to take the star prize with his sampled newsreel tune. But can he average another week on top, or will Bronski Beat and Marc Almond, U2 or someone else give us a fresh chart topper? 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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