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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 26th May 1985

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for 26th 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 four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. U2 – “The Unforgettable Fire”
We start the 40 this week with U2’s fire burning out and going down fourteen places. This is the title track of the current album.

39. Phil Bailey – “Walking On The Chinese Wall”
Phil Bailey is back with our first new entry and this time he’s on his own with the follow up to his number one with Phil Collins.

38. Bryan Adams – “Heaven”
Also back is Bryan Adams for a third go at a UK top 40 charting single. This comes from the same album as “Run To You” and “Someday”.

37. Kool and The Gang – “Cherish”
Kool and The Gang get a new entry as well. This is the follow up to “Misled” and comes from their current album “Emergency”.

36. Propoganda – “Duel”
German group Propoganda return to the UK top 40 with their second single and first hit of this year. This is the follow up to their debut “The Nine Lives Of Dr. Mabuse”.

35. Divine – “Walk Like A Man”
Divine continues to walk like a man(!) and remain int he top 40 with her latest, which is down five places this week.

34. Curtis Hairston – “I Want Your Lovin'”
Falling twelve this week is Curtis Hairston with his second UK chart hit, which has been around for six weeks all told.

33. Everton – “Here We Go”
FA Cup over and the big climbers on the football pitch are dropping heavily this week. Everton slide nineteen places with their chant.

32. Mai Tai – “History”
The new entries come to an end here and out highest this week comes from Dutch band Mai Tai with their second UK top 40 entry, the follow up to last year’s “Body & Soul”.

31. The Untouchables – “Free Yourself”
The Untouchables free themselves of the top thirty this week as they slip four places and out with their latest, after seven weeks in.

30. Five Star – “All Fall Down”
Five Star went down last week with their top 40 debut, but go back up and into the top thirty seven days on with a climb of one place!

29. Godley and Creme – “Cry”
Godley and Creme do some more crying as their latest falls six places. Their new album, “The History Mix Volume 1”, is out next month.

28. OMD – “So In Love”
Meanwhile, the brand new single from OMD enjoys a good second week as they go up ten places with the lead single from their upcoming new album.

27. Gary Numan – “The Live” (EP)
As does Gary Numan with his live collection of song which goes up thirteen places in his second week. Gary is currently working on new material for later in the year.

26. Kim Wilde – “Rage To Love”
The only rage Kim Wilde will be having this week is that her first top twenty hit since “Cambodia” has left the upper half of the chart and is seven places lower.

25. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Also leaving the top twenty are Tears For Fears, now with ten weeks on the chart with this one and down ten places!

24. Skipworth and Turner – “Thinking About Your Love”
The debut single from duo Skipworth and Turner came onto the chart last week and they have a great second with the song going up twelve places.

23. Simple Minds – “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
Don’t forget about Simple Minds as their biggest chart hit single to date drops out of the upper half and down ten places.

22. The Power Station – “Get It On”
Supergroup The Power Station edge closer to the top twenty, where their last single reached. This week they are up just two places.

21. Depeche Mode – “Shake The Disease”
Poor Depeche Mode can’t shake off the same chart position as they want to go top twenty, but don’t with this non-mover!

20. Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy – “Icing On The Cake”
There are some big movers in the top twenty this week and we start with last week’s highest new entry from Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy, who climbs fifteen places.

19. Billy Ocean – “Suddenly”
Just above him is this week’s highest with eighteen places to his name, Billy Ocean, with his second top twenty showing of this year.

18. Freddie Mercury – “I Was Born To Love You”
Having been a non-mover just outside the top ten for two weeks, Queen’s Freddie Mercury finally makes a move but it’s down seven places.

17. Loose Ends – “Magic Touch”
Perhaps losing their magic touch are Loose Ends as their big climber of last week slips back one place seven days on.

16. The Style Council – “Walls Come Tumbling Down”
While The Style Council slip out of the top ten with their brand new single, down seven places. Their new album, “Our Favourite Shop”, is out now.

15. Scritti Politti – “The Word Girl”
Scritti Politti enjoy a great third week, much better than their second, as their latest shoots up sixteen places and into the upper half of the chart.

14. Manchester United – “We All Follow Man United”
The other contender in the FA Cup, Manchester United, also go down this week, but not as much as Everton did, they were the highest of last week and they fall four places.

13. Go West – “Call Me”
The second single from Go West continues to go in the right direction as the boys climb four this week with the follow up to “We Close Our Eyes”.

12. Animotion – “Obsession”
Another act having a great third week on the UK chart are American group Animotion. Their very first hit here rockets up sixteen places.

11. Steve Arrington – “Feel So Real”
And it feels so real for Steve Arrington this week as he leaves the top ten with his latest, down three places and just out.

10. Bryan Ferry – “Slave To Love”
Bryan Ferry joins the top ten this week, his latest solo effort goes up one place to take him there after a month on the chart.

9. Katrina and The Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
British group with American singer, Katrina and The Waves also come into the top ten, for the very first time, with their latest, which goes up eleven places.

8. Gary Moore and Phil Lynott – “Out On The Fields”
And the newcomers keep coming as Gary Moore and Phil Lynott move into the big ten this week as their collaboration rises ten places.

7. Bronski Beat and Marc Almond – “I Feel Love”
Going the other way are Bronski Beat and Marc Almond with their take on the Donna Summer hit, which falls two places.

6. Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer”
And also down two is the former one week chart topper from Phyllis Nelson, who amasses three months on the UK top 40 this week.

5. DeBarge – “Rhythm Of The Night”
There is some good news for DeBarge, who dropped out of the top five last week, only to come back seven days later and up one place!

4. Marillion – “Kayleigh”
Rockers Marillion take their rock ballad ever higher as their very first top ten hit goes top five, three places higher.

3. Jimmy Nail – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Actor Jimmy Nail made it this far a week ago with his cover of the Rose Royce 70’s hit, but that’s it, for now as the song is a non-mover.

2. Duran Duran – “A View To A Kill”
And it’s 002 for a second week for Duran Duran with the title theme from the brand new James Bond film, which pauses just short of the top spot.

1. Paul Hardcastle – “19”
Which means for a fourth week running, Paul Hardcastle claims the top spot with “nnnnn-ineteen”! Can he make it a fifth, or will Marillion, DeBarge or one of this week’s non-movers be able to move him out of the way? There’ only one way to find out…

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

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