Paul Hardcastle

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 19th May 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 19th 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 five new entrys, fifteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Gary Numan – “The Live” (EP)
Gary Numan is back on his own this week with a new entry. No Numan and Sharpe here as he presents a collection of his own solo live songs.

39. Toyah – “Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)”
Toyah gets another week inside the top 40, just, as her new single goes down just five places, having suffered a heavy fall last week.

38. OMD – “So In Love”
Toyah doesn’t want you to fall in love but OMD are already there. Andy, Paul and the gang are back with new music and this new entry.

37. Billy Ocean – “Suddenly”
Also back is Billy Ocean with the follow up to “Loverboy”, both taken from the album of the same name, which came out last year.

36. Skipworth and Turner – “Thinking About Your Love”
New music with this new entry and it’s a debut single from American duo Rodney Skipworth and Phil Turner that lands on the UK top 40.

35. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Icing On The Cake”
That’s it for the new songs this week and this is the highest of them all from Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy, who was the highest last time with “Kiss Me” and he’s done it again!

34. Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Just seven weeks for Phil Collins this time with a single as his latest solo effort sinks eighteen places and comes right out of the upper half of the chart.

33. USA For Africa – “We Are The World”
And that also goes for the former number one from the US Band Aid gang, who drop sixteen places, also with seven weeks on the chart and out of the top twenty.

32. Dead Or Alive – “Lover Come Back To Me”
Six weeks, so far, for Dead Or Alive with the follow up to their previous number one, they are down a little less, just five places this week.

31. Five Star – “All Fall Down”
They all fall down and so do Five Star with their very first chart hit, which drops three places and out of the top thirty.

30. Divine – “Walk Like A Man”
The fallers keep coming and it’s Divine that walks down the chart with her latest. Her last went top twenty, this one is down seven places.

29. Scritti Politti – “The Word Girl”
Going the other way are Scritti Politti with their new one from last week, which climbs eleven places, seven days later.

28. Animotion – “Obsession”
Also going up are American group Animotion with their very first UK chart hit, that goes up ten places ad heading for higher places.

27. The Untouchables – “Free Yourself”
The Untouchables had been freeing themselves for the past three weeks with their current single, but it could all be over as it slips back one place.

26. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire”
And U2’s fire dwindles even more as they depart the top twenty, down fourteen places with the title track of their current album.

25. Eurythmics – “Would I Lie To You?”
There must be a completely refreshed top twenty because another of last week’s residents is out. The Eurythmics go down seven places.

24. The Power Station – “Get It On”
The Power Station are getting it on again with the follow up to “Some Like It Hot”. They go up nine places in their second week.

23. Godley and Creme – “Cry”
Godley and Creme do some more crying as their latest also comes out of the top twenty, down four places, having been non-movers this time last week.

22. Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin'”
And down and out comes Curtis Hairston. His first UK top 40 hit drops nine places after a month of climbing and peaking.

21. Depeche Mode – “Shake The Disease”
Depeche Mode are moving higher again this week. Their latest goes up four to put them within reach of the upper half of the chart.

20. Katrina and The Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
There are some big movers in the top twenty this week and they start with Katrina and The Waves climbing nineteen places with their very first UK chart hit.

19. Kim Wilde – “Rage To Love”
Kim Wilde is a mover too, if only a small one. She returns to the top twenty this week, which a climb of three places.

18. Gary Moore and Phil Lynott – “Out On The Fields”
Overtaking Kim is Gary Moore and Phil Lynott with their collaboration, which goes up thirteen places to take them both into the upper half of the chart.

17. Go West – “Call Me”
Coming back to the top twenty for the second time are Go West. They go up seven in their third week with the follow up to “We Close Our Eyes”.

16. Loose Ends – “Magic Touch”
And also moving further up are Loose Ends with the follow up to their first top twenty hit. This week they are four places higher.

15. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
They all want to rule the world, but Tears For Fears have or nearly had done with their latest, which leaves the top ten down six places.

14. Everton – “Here We Go”
The FA Cup teams have perhaps had the best week, if only in the music charts. The Everton squad shoot up eighteen places with their cry for victory…

13. Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
While Simple Minds go the other way and drop three with their biggest hit so far, which comes from the film ‘The Breakfast Club’.

12. Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
Queen’s Freddie Mercury has been parked outside the top ten for the past two weeks, but is no more as he drops back one place.

11. Bryan Ferry – “Slave To Love”
Moving into Freddie’s spot is Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry with last week’s highest climber that is up three a week later.

10. Manchester United – “We All Follow Man United”
…but it’s Manchester United that sing the loudest as they score this week’s highest climber of twenty five places!

9. The Style Council – “Walls Come Tumbling Down”
The Style Council walls come tumbling down and so does their latest single, which drops three places on last week’s position.

8. Steve Arrington – “Feels So Real”
And a fall of three places also feels so real for Steve Arrington this week as his highest solo single here in the UK.

7. Marillion – “Kayleigh”
Rockers Marillion power into the top ten with their new track, up eight places, which takes the band into this part of the chart for the very first time.

6. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
Sadly for DeBarge, the beat of the rhythm of the night beats no more and after just one week, they drop out of the top five and down two places.

5. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Having been non-movers for the past two weeks, Bronski Beat and Marc Almond’s version of Donna Summer’s 1977 smash is also down two.

4. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
And also going down two is the former number one from Phyllis Nelson, who was also a non-mover last week. This is her tenth week on the UK chart.

3. Jimmy Nail – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Actor Jimmy Nail continues to impress with his debut chart hit, which this week climbs five places. The original went one higher in 1978, can Jimmy at least equal it…?

2. Duran Duran – “A View To A Kill”
Last week’s highest new entry was the title song of the new Bond film from Duran Duran and they also go up five places, which now makes this the highest charting 007 theme yet!

1. Paul Hardcastle – “19”
But it’s not enough to outrun Paul Hardcastle, who gets a third week on top with his clever synth-sampled track. Can he make it a month on top or will he prove no match for 007 as Duran Duran make a view to a kill, or perhaps Jimmy Nail? 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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