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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 12th May 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 12th 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 nine new entrys, thirteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Scritti Politti – “The Word Girl”
Scritti Politti are back this week with our first new entry and another track from the album “Cupid & Psyche 85”, which is the follow up to “Absolute” last year.

39. Katrina and The Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
On the other hand, British band Katrina and The Waves have an American lead vocalist. They formed in 1981 but this is their very first UK top 40 new entry and a new version of a song they first released two years ago.

38. Animotion – “Obsession”
Coming in for the very first time with their debut single are American group Animotion, who have already gone top ten back home, and want to replicate that here now.

37. Chaka Khan – “Eye To Eye”
Chaka Khan is almost done with her latest as it falls sixteen places, having been on the UK chart for five weeks now.

36. Chris Rea – “Stainsby Girls”
And it looks as if Chris Rea is too as his first top 40 showing of this decade goes down ten places having been a climber for the last five weeks.

35. Manchester United Football Club – “We All Follow Man United”
FA Cup season is upon us and one of the contenders is Manchester United, so they want the supporters involved a bit more with this chant, which enters the top 40!

34. Toyah – “Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)”
Toyah said don’t fall in love, nothing about falling down eight places in the pop charts after just three weeks with her new single!

33. The Power Station – “Get It On”
The Power Station are back with a new entry and the follow up to their debut single “Some Like It Hot”, which made the top twenty here a few months ago.

32. Everton – “Here We Go”
So will Everton win the FA Cup? Their musical effort goes in higher than Man United’s. Who can sing loudest at Wembley next week…?

31. Gary Moore and Phil Lynott – “Out In The Fields”
The new entry’s keep coming and this time it’s Gary Moore and Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott who hook up for this track, which will feature on Gary’s new album that should be out later this year.

30. David Grant and Jaki Graham – “Could It Be I’m Falling On Love?”
Could it be that David Grant and Jaki Graham are falling out of the top twenty this week? After nine weeks on, their duet goes down fifteen places.

29. Howard Jones – “Look Mama”
Following them is Howard Jones, his latest is down eleven places and out of the upper half of the chart with five weeks on so far.

28. Five Star – “All Fall Down”
There’s not falling for Five Star as the Pearson family’s very first top 40 single climbs ten places in its second week.

27. Dead Or Alive – “Lover Come Back To Me”
The latest single from Dead Or Alive leaves the top twenty this week and goes down thirteen places. Their last took four months to peak, this one did it in two weeks!

26. The Untouchables – “Free Yourself”
Continuing to free themselves are The Untouchables as their latest rises five places to take them into the top thirty in their third week.

25. Depeche Mode – “Shake The Disease”
The latest from Depeche Mode is also on the move in its second week and the band are seven places higher than their entry position.

24. Go West – “Call Me”
Go West want you to call them and that’s what we’ve done with their second single in its second week as they go up twelve places.

23. Divine – “Walk Like A Man”
Divine continues to walk like a man with her latest hit as the song climbs two places in its third week on the UK top 40.

22. Kim Wilde – “Rage To Love”
And Kim Wilde is going up too in her third week with her latest single, which is seven places higher than it was seven days ago.

21. The RAH Band – “Clouds Across The Moon”
Just dropping out of the top twenty are The RAH Band, back to where they originated from in the top thirty, seven weeks ago and down nine places.

20. Loose Ends – “Magic Touch”
Loose Ends certainly have the magic touch as the follow up to their first top twenty hit climbs thirteen places to join it!

19. Godley and Creme – “Cry”
The same cannot be said for the latest from Godley and Creme as they end this week in tears and also with a non-mover.

18. Eurythmics – “Would I Lie To You?”
Lies aside and the brand new single from the Eurythmics could have peaked as it drops back one place in its fourth week on the chart.

17. USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
Dropping heavily this week is the former number one from the star-studded American Band Aid, USA For Africa, as they leave the top ten, down twelve places.

16. Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Phil Collins is also out of the top ten with his latest. It falls six places in its sixth week on the chart. The track comes from his latest solo album, “No Jacket Required”.

15. Marillion – “Kayleigh”
British rock band Marillion storm back into the chart this week with a big new entry, which also becomes their highest, beating “Garden Party”, which reached No.16 back in 1983!

14. Bryan Ferry – “Slave To Love”
Bryan Ferry is beating everyone this week as his latest solo single storms a massive sixteen places, which is this weeks highest!

13. Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin'”
American singer Curtis Hairston continues to want your lovin’ and we continue to want him he increases his chart position by three places.

12. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire”
The fire burns out for U2 as the title track of their latest album departs the top ten, down six places. The album has now sold over half a million copies here.

11. Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
The current solo single from Queen’s Freddie Mercury pauses this week, just outside the top ten as a non-mover, unable to go any further.

10. Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
Simple Minds stay in the breakfast club and also the top ten this week as their newest goes down just two places from seven days ago.

9. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Two months on and Tears For Fears are still ruling the world and the charts with their biggest hit to date. It goes down five this week.

8. Jimmy Nail – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Actor Jimmy Nail blasts into the top ten this week. Last week’s highest climber goes up twelve to put his cover of this 70’s hit back in the top ten.

7. Duran Duran – “A View To A Kill”
It’s 1985 so there must be a new Bond film coming out and Roger Moore is back for a seventh time as 007. Duran Duran perform the title track this time and it bags them this week’s highest new entry!

6. The Style Council – “Walls Come Tumbling Down”
meanwhile, last week’s highest new entry came from The Style Council and they power into the top ten, going up seven places.

5. Steve Arrington – “Feel So High”
…which is what Steve Arrington is feeling again as his biggest solo hit moves even higher with a climb of two places.

4. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
Also continuing to better themselves are DeBarge with their current transatlantic smash, which goes up five places into the UK top five.

3. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Bronski Beat and Marc Almond’s cover of Donna Summer’s 70’s smash moved into the top three last week and that’s where they stay for a second week in the same place.

2. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
Also getting a non-mover is the former number one from Phyllis Nelson, who dropped off the top last week and refuses to go any lower.

1. Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Which means for a second week, it’s Paul Hardcastle who gets the number one spot with the biggest seller of all. Can he go a third, or will DeBarge, Steve Arrington or someone else put pay to that? 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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