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  • UK Singles Charts: 1985 (including chart panel sales)

    Welcome. It's time for another thread dedicated to the UK Singles charts as compiled by Gallup. Gallup compiled the UK Singles charts from January 1983 to February 1994. This thread covers 1985. As with both 1983 and 1984, I will be posting each weekly top 200 chart as well as best sellers of the year charts to cover sales to the end of March, June, September and, at the end of the thread, for the whole of the year.

    Before I start to post the charts (the first new chart based on sales from 1985 will be posted on Monday 8 August 2022) I'd like to explain how the charts you see in this thread are put together. Not in the "compiled by Gallup" sense, but in the "posted by Robbie" sense. In the 1983 thread, in my opening post, I posted the following:

    A few weeks ago I was contacted by a UKMIx member who informed me that he had also visited the library but had been able to obtain all the weekly sales information for the UK singles charts during the whole of this period. This was the full top 200 chart for each week too. The member suggested that I share the information with anyone who was interested in seeing the full top 200 charts with sales (along with the various titles that were starred out each week, some weeks this is quite a large amount) and agreed that I could post these charts on the forum. With a massive thanks to UKMix member kobyhadrian, who has literally provided a jaw-dropping amount of information that I had thought we would never be able to see, here are the Gallup charts from this era, along with the sales index for each title. These are better known as their chart panel sales, the hypothetical amount that each title was calculated to have sold in a 250 strong panel of record shops (a throwback to the early days of the BMRB chart when the chart panel was 250 shops). I would also like to thank kingofskiffle for his help too.
    To expand on the above and how the charts I post are put together: kobyhadrian has paper copies of all the Gallup Top 200 Singles charts from January 1983 to February 1994. As he doesn't hold them in a database, he is typing up each chart (I can vouch that he is a very proficient, fast and accurate typist!) and is sending the charts to me in batches of 6 months of charts at a time. The information he provides to me is the top 200 for each week by current position, title, artist and panel sales. I could have posted them in this format but wasn't sure if that would do justice to such a wealth of information. I contacted kingofskiffle and between kobyhadrain, kingofskiffle and myself decided that kingofskiffle would add each chart to the excellent chart database that he has which, for the purpose of this thread, would add a "last week" position and a weeks on chart figure. kingofskiffle additionally adds in other information such as the catalogue number (usually of the 7" version) and then sends an excel spreadsheet to me which I then adapt for posting the charts in this thread. I've kept to the basic chart format of TW-LW-Woc-Title-Artist-PanelSales in order to be able to post the charts within the constraints of the forum software. I could have added in, for example, the catalogue number of each title, but there isn't enough space to do so, the width of the posting area being the restricting factor here.

    As I mentioned above, the first chart will be posted on Monday (8 August) and there are a total of 52 weekly charts and an end of year chart to be posted as well as 3 year-to-date charts. 56 charts in all. That should keep me busy posting them. It has certainly kept kobyhadrian busy typing them all up and is keeping kingofskiffle busy adding them to his chart database. Hopefully it will keep everyone else busy reading the thread (and posting in it too, hopefully!). I'll be posting around 6 charts each week so the final chart to be posted, the best selling singles of 1985, should be posted sometime around the early part of October.

    Finally, if anyone has any questions or comments in general please feel free to ask / make them. Either kingofskiffle or myself will do our best to answer them.

    Let 1985 begin...

  • #2
    Links to the previous threads:

    1983: https://www.ukmix.org/forum/chart-di...rt-panel-sales

    1984: https://www.ukmix.org/forum/chart-di...rt-panel-sales

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    • #3
      12 January 1985

      Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
      1 1 5 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 5457
      2 2 5 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 3418
      3 4 9 Like A Virgin Madonna 3086
      4 10 6 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 2243
      5 3 8 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 2123
      6 5 8 Nellie The Elephant The Toy Dolls 1870
      7 8 7 Shout Tears For Fears 1682
      8 6 21 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 1625
      9 9 6 Everything Must Change Paul Young 1478
      10 7 7 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1067
      11 30 5 Step Off (Part I) Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 885
      12 14 8 Fresh Kool & The Gang 662
      13 16 6 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins 658
      14 11 9 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 607
      15 34 11 Police Officer Smiley Culture 570
      16 15 11 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head 569
      17 37 7 San Damiano (Heart & Soul) Sal Solo 529
      18 13 9 Do The Conga Black Lace 522
      19 24 7 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 518
      20 18 6 Round And Round Spandau Ballet 516
      21 25 7 Invisible Alison Moyet 469
      22 17 11 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) Eurythmics 393
      23 26 11 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 369
      24 23 21 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 352
      25 21 13 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 343
      26 28 4 Soul Deep (Pt 1) The Council Collective 316
      27 20 8 Teardrops Shakin' Stevens 310
      28 19 13 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond 310
      29 32 34 Agadoo Black Lace 279
      30 22 14 I Won't Run Away Alvin Stardust 272
      31 12 7 Another Rock And Roll Christmas Gary Glitter 270
      32 45 12 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade 239
      33 41 19 Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top 232
      34 63 3 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 222
      35 57 8 Thank You My Love Imagination 212
      36 27 9 Louise Human League 212
      37 50 2 Say Yeah The Limit 210
      38 38 11 Let It All Blow Dazz Band 210
      39 69 3 Friends Amii Stewart 206
      40 52 4 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 189
      41 31 10 Respect Yourself The Kane Gang 188
      42 33 9 Treat Her Like A Lady The Temptations 183
      43 46 10 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 182
      44 39 13 Hard Habit To Break Chicago 181
      45 82 2 Love & Pride King 169
      46 53 3 I Hear Talk Bucks Fizz 166
      47 48 7 Where The Rose Is Sown Big Country 162
      48 55 9 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 161
      49 54 5 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir 151
      50 42 9 Private Dancer Tina Turner 151
      51 35 14 Freedom Wham! 145
      52 29 9 All Join Hands Slade 144
      53 47 15 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean 141
      54 75 10 Solid Ashford & Simpson 136
      55 71 11 See That Glow This Island Earth 136
      56 121 2 Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters 135
      57 64 6 Valotte Julian Lennon 132
      58 51 6 September Song Ian McCulloch 132
      59 49 15 No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) Paul McCartney 130
      60 RE 23 Yah Mo B There (Remix) James Ingram (With Michael McDonald) 123
      61 56 7 You Used To Hold Me So Tight Thelma Houston 117
      62 80 25 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 113
      63 *** 8 Sexomatic Bar-Kays 102
      64 NE 1 We Belong Pat Benatar 97
      65 68 6 Who Do You Love The Intruders 97
      66 43 14 Never Ending Story Limahl 97
      67 60 42 Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top 84
      68 59 7 No Mercy The Stranglers 83
      69 44 6 Thank God It's Christmas Queen 83
      70 65 12 Big Deal Bobby G 82
      71 76 3 Don't Drive Drunk Stevie Wonder 81
      72 70 6 Nowhere Fast Meat Loaf 78
      73 58 6 I Would Die 4 U Prince And The Revolution 78
      74 94 3 Run To You Bryan Adams 77
      75 62 10 Half A Minute Matt Bianco 77
      *** 40 6 So Near To Christmas Alvin Stardust 77
      *** 73 62 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 75
      *** *** 4 Resurrection Joe The Cult 75
      76 177 2 Are You Satisfied? (Funka Nova) RAH Band 74
      *** 36 15 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Wizzard 68
      *** *** 10 Somebody / Blasphemous Rumours Depeche Mode 67
      77 85 5 Anything? Direct Drive 65
      *** 61 12 I'm So Excited Pointer Sisters 64
      78 89 13 I Love You, Suzanne Lou Reed 62
      79 NE 1 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 61
      79 NE 1 Carmen (L'Oiseau Rebelle) Malcolm McLaren 61
      *** *** 15 The War Song Culture Club 59
      81 72 11 Warning Sign Nick Heyward 58
      *** *** 6 Tonight David Bowie 58
      *** 66 12 The Wanderer Status Quo 58
      *** *** 14 All Cried Out Alison Moyet 56
      82 *** 11 Send My Heart The Adventures 54
      *** *** 7 Love Light In Flight Stevie Wonder 53
      *** *** 6 The Touch Kim Wilde 51
      *** *** 31 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 48
      *** 79 62 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 46
      83 74 7 The Medal Song Culture Club 43
      *** *** 10 Keep On Keepin' On! Redskins 43
      *** *** 6 Theme From Travelling Man Duncan Browne 41
      *** 86 24 Careless Whisper George Michael 41
      *** *** 5 My Dying Machine Gary Numan 41
      *** 78 18 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 40
      *** *** 14 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Paul Young 40
      84 NE 1 A New England Kirsty MacColl 39
      *** *** 9 We Are Family Sister Sledge 39
      85 92 14 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 28
      *** *** 7 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers 36
      86 *** 10 Eat Your Heart Out Paul Hardcastle, Vocals by Kevin Henry 35
      87 81 13 Highly Strung Spandau Ballet 35
      *** *** 7 Amoureuse Kiki Dee 35
      *** *** 14 Gotta Get You Home Tonight Eugene Wilde 34
      *** *** 10 The Last Farewell Elvis Presley 32
      88 96 14 The Second Time Kim Wilde 31
      *** 90 15 Too Late For Goodbyes Julian Lennon 31
      *** *** 17 Missing You John Waite 31
      89 105 5 Woodpeckers From Space Video Kids 29
      90 113 16 East Of Eden Big Country 28
      *** 93 10 Hypnotize Scritti Politti 28
      91 101 12 Golden Days Bucks Fizz 27
      *** 87 23 Tour De France (Remix) Kraftwerk 27
      *** *** 12 This Is Mine Heaven 17 26
      92 98 19 Lost In Music Sister Sledge 26
      *** 84 14 Shout To The Top The Style Council 26
      93 108 13 Walk Away The Sisters Of Mercy 25
      94 102 10 You Might Think The Cars 25
      *** *** 15 Modern Girl Meat Loaf 25
      *** *** 13 Love's Great Adventure Ultravox 25
      *** 77 17 Together In Electric Dreams Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey 25
      *** *** 5 My White Bicycle neil 24
      95 *** 7 Heartless Evelyn Thomas 23
      *** 83 10 Christmas Countdown Frank Kelly 23
      96 NE 1 I Can't Live Without Your Love Terraplane 22
      97 146 11 Heartbeat The Psychedelic Furs 22
      98 110 11 Forever Young Alphaville 22
      *** 88 17 Why? Bronski Beat 22
      *** *** 6 In The Dark Roy Ayers 22
      99 NE 1 Programme 7 (Mixe Brève) Dr. Calculus 21
      100 173 8 Stranger In Town Toto 21
      101 *** 17 Drive The Cars 21
      *** *** 18 Smooth Operator Sade 21
      102 NE 1 Jean's Not Happening The Pale Fountains 20
      102 NE 1 Care A Lot / Care Bears Theme Randy Edelman 20
      104 *** 17 Blue Jean David Bowie 20
      105 *** 58 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 20
      106 140 31 The Reflex Duran Duran 20
      107 125 10 Back In My Arms (Once Again) Hazell Dean 20
      *** 106 17 Purple Rain Prince And The Revolution 20
      *** 100 11 The Chant Has Begun Level 42 20
      108 *** 8 Don't You Ever Leave Me Hanoi Rocks 19
      *** 103 7 Riddle Me UB40 19
      *** *** 8 Matt's Mood The Breekout Krew 19
      109 150 12 Rock The Box Sylvester 18
      110 124 26 Only When You Leave Spandau Ballet 18
      111 112 16 We Don't Work For Free Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 18
      *** *** 10 How To Be A Millionaire ABC 18
      *** 109 22 New Years Day U2 18
      112 183 4 Happy Birthday To You The Festival Singers 17
      113 155 37 Hello Lionel Richie 17
      114 148 23 Dr. Beat Miami Sound Machine 17
      115 128 15 Native Land Everything But The Girl 17
      *** *** 11 Berserker Gary Numan 17
      116 116 16 If It Happens Again UB40 17
      *** *** 11 Aces High Iron Maiden 17
      117 RE 28 What's Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner 16
      118 RE 6 Never Let Her Slip Away Trevor Walters 16
      119 185 10 Pulling Punches David Sylvian 16
      *** 120 33 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham! 16
      120 118 11 The Chant Has Just Begun The Alarm 16
      121 107 8 Still On Fire Aztec Camera 16
      122 RE 13 Listen To Your Father Feargal Sharkey 15
      123 RE 4 Catch A Falling Star Gary Holton 15
      124 166 23 Sister Of Mercy Thompson Twins 15
      125 134 20 Like To Get To Know You Well Howard Jones 15
      *** *** 7 Who's That Girl The Flying Pickets 15
      *** *** 10 I Forgot The Cool Notes 15
      126 95 15 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 15
      127 RE 16 Are You Ready Break Machine 14
      128 RE 4 Missing You Diana Ross 14
      129 RE 27 Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw 14
      130 RE 22 Love Resurrection Alison Moyet 14
      131 RE 4 War Dance Funkmeister 14
      132 RE 15 William, It Was Really Nothing The Smiths 14
      133 199 46 Song To The Siren This Mortal Coil 14
      134 *** 11 Stay The Blue Nile 14
      135 159 10 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Asia 14
      *** *** 17 Hammer To Fall Queen 14
      *** 141 12 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 14
      136 139 27 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw 14
      *** 136 5 I'll Do The Talking Cruella De Ville 14
      *** *** 18 Human Racing Nik Kershaw 14
      *** *** 9 Georgy Porgy Charme 14
      137 114 26 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 14
      *** 99 21 I'll Fly For You Spandau Ballet 14
      *** 97 96 Blue Monday New Order 14
      *** *** 8 The Gay Cavalieros (The Story So Far ...) Steve Wright 14
      *** 67 29 Merry Xmas Everybody Slade 14
      138 RE 20 Joanna / Tonight Kool & The Gang 13
      139 RE 10 Let The Rest Of The World Go By Rose Marie 13
      140 RE 16 Sunset Now Heaven 17 13
      141 RE 23 New Moon On Monday Duran Duran 13
      *** *** 61 Thriller Michael Jackson 13
      *** *** 23 Mr. Solitaire Animal Nightlife 13
      *** 131 8 Dave The Boomtown Rats 13
      *** *** 16 If This Is It Huey Lewis And The News 13
      142 117 17 Better Be Good To Me Tina Turner 13
      143 104 2 You Take My Breath Away H2O 13
      144 NE 1 Auld Lang Syne Family Reunion featuring Ochi Brown 12
      145 RE 5 Love To Love You Baby - Part One Donna Summer 12
      146 RE 28 Holiday Madonna 12
      147 RE 4 Girlfriend Is Better Talking Heads 12
      148 RE 13 Tuch Me Fonda Rae 12
      149 RE 7 Hot Line To Heaven Bananarama 12
      150 RE 15 All I Need Is Everything / Jump Aztec Camera 12
      151 RE 18 Magic Touch Rose Royce 12
      152 RE 24 Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us Ollie & Jerry 12
      153 RE 9 Rattlesnakes Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 12
      154 175 6 When October Goes Barry Manilow 12
      155 165 6 Street People Fire Fox (Paulette McWilliams And Toi Overton) 12
      156 156 11 Won't You Hold My Hand Now King 12
      *** 145 10 The Judgement Is The Mirror Dali's Car 12
      157 135 18 Master And Servant Depeche Mode 12
      *** 130 20 Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo) Malcolm McLaren 12
      158 127 25 When Doves Cry Prince 12
      *** *** 8 The Winners Song Ralph McTell 12
      *** *** 7 One Christmas Catalogue / Relax Captain Sensible 12
      159 RE 13 Girl You're So Together Michael Jackson 11
      160 RE 3 The Lambeth Walk The Geoff Love Street Party 11
      161 RE 15 Apollo 9 Adam Ant 11
      162 RE 21 (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up Roni Griffith 11
      163 RE 20 Lament Ultravox 11
      164 RE 23 Girls On Film Duran Duran 11
      165 RE 3 The Green Fields Of France (No Man's Land) The Men They Couldn't Hang 11
      166 RE 12 Touch By Touch Diana Ross 11
      167 RE 52 This Charming Man The Smiths 11
      168 RE 3 Tell Me Girl Scary Thieves 11
      169 RE 11 The Thorn (EP) Siouxsie And The Banshees 11
      170 RE 61 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 11
      *** RE 7 This Night Billy Joel 11
      *** *** 13 Weekend Girl The S.O.S. Band 11
      171 194 31 Jump Van Halen 11
      172 189 9 Never Turn Away Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 11
      173 182 79 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 11
      *** *** 6 In My Life Stephanie Mills 11
      174 164 11 Helpless Tracey Ullman 11
      *** 133 3 The Box Of Delights Theme The Pro Arte Orchestra, Conducted by Barry Rose 11
      *** *** 10 Crucial Times / Big Love Lenny Henry Presents Delbert Wilkins / Theophilus P. Wildebeeste 11
      *** 129 5 Manitou Venom 11
      *** *** 10 Keeping Secrets Switch 11
      175 RE 11 Love Lasts Forever Kissing The Pink 10
      176 RE 5 Precious Little Diamond Fox The Fox 10
      177 RE 5 C.O.D. (I'll Deliver) Mtume 10
      178 NE 1 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley 10
      179 RE 22 Pearl In The Shell Howard Jones 10
      180 RE 6 Chic Cheer Chic 10
      181 RE 21 Hand On My Heart Shriekback 10
      182 RE 11 Off And On Love Champaign 10
      183 RE 16 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops Cocteau Twins 10
      184 RE 31 High Energy Evelyn Thomas 10
      *** RE 11 Until You Come Back To Me Floy Joy 10
      185 RE 6 Body Jacksons 10
      *** RE 54 Jimmy Mack Martha And The Vandellas 10
      *** RE 5 Strike The Enemy Within 10
      *** *** 19 Hot Water Level 42 10
      *** *** 13 Penny Lover Lionel Richie 10
      *** *** 11 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper 10
      186 170 20 Cccan't You See… Vicious Pink 10
      *** *** 5 Strut Sheena Easton 10
      187 143 7 The Voice The Moody Blues 10
      *** 137 6 Little Words Ken Dodd 10
      *** *** 15 Skin Deep The Stranglers 10
      188 RE 12 The Only Flame In Town Elvis Costello & The Attractions 9
      189 RE 11 Dissidents Thomas Dolby 9
      190 RE 8 Boys In The Street Eddy Grant 9
      191 RE 17 On The Wings Of A Nightingale The Everly Brothers 9
      192 RE 26 Wonderland Big Country 9
      193 RE 19 Beat Street Breakdown - Part I Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five 9
      194 RE 4 It Ain't Enough Corey Hart 9
      195 RE 3 Stay In Your Own Back Yard Johnny Kennedy 9
      196 RE 19 Union Of The Snake Duran Duran 9
      197 RE 20 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now The Smiths 9
      198 RE 4 In A Big Country Big Country 9
      199 RE 5 Land Of Freedom Snowy White 9
      200 RE 16 Planet Earth Duran Duran 9

      chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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      • #4
        Welcome back! Incredibly low panel sales in the bottom half of the chart. I know it's the January lull, but compared to the corresponding week in '84, panel sales to reach No. 100 are down from 34 to 21, and for No.200 down from 13 to 9 units - the lowest yet.

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        • #5
          I would consider though the context. Add up the total sales in 11 Jan 84 and 12 Jan 85 and the size is probably the same. If you could only buy one record a week, and you bought Band Aid, you’d buy others the week after, so it could be something like that.
          http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
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          • #6
            With renewed thanks to all those involved in producing and posting these charts, it's great to see the next instalment open up.

            Blondini must be thrilled now that the Care Bear song has finally appeared at No 102!

            Very low entry for Don Henley's 'Boys Of Summer'. I always thought that had this track, which is very redolent of hot summer weather actually been released in a more clement month, rather than the dark depths of December, it might've caught on quicker and performed better overall. Saying that, it still only made No 12 upon reissue in July 1998, so maybe that theory's unsafe.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gambo View Post
              Very low entry for Don Henley's 'Boys Of Summer'. I always thought that had this track, which is very redolent of hot summer weather actually been released in a more clement month, rather than the dark depths of December, it might've caught on quicker and performed better overall. Saying that, it still only made No 12 upon reissue in July 1998, so maybe that theory's unsafe.
              Given that the song is clearly about the passing of youth (using the end of summer as a metaphor) I'd say the logical time to release it was autumn (as was the case in America, if memory serves me right....)

              Great track at any time of the year, though, better than anything Henley wrote with The Eagles...

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              • #8
                3 future number ones climbing the charts
                Foreigner @ No.4
                Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson @ No.34
                Dead or Alive @ No.48

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                • #9
                  'Do They Know It's Christmas' had been deleted by this point. Bob Geldof decided to delete the single when, after Christmas 1984, a number of record shops indicated that they would no longer be selling the single at cost price. As Geldof wasn't happy with the idea he decided to stop production of further stock, effectively deleting the single.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AndyTaylorNotThatOne View Post
                    Welcome back! Incredibly low panel sales in the bottom half of the chart. I know it's the January lull, but compared to the corresponding week in '84, panel sales to reach No. 100 are down from 34 to 21, and for No.200 down from 13 to 9 units - the lowest yet.
                    Panel sales at number 200 will be even lower in the early 1990s.

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                    • #11
                      With being in London last week I've been doing some catching up today on these new postings Robbie. It's great to see this thread back with the next year. Thanks again to you and the guys involved for rolling this out. Compulsive reading.
                      The Record Mirror Chart Re-Calculated, Re-Worked, Extended

                      The Way It Was Meant To Be

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                      • #12
                        19 January 1985

                        Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                        1 4 7 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 4346
                        2 1 6 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 3889
                        3 2 6 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 3466
                        4 3 10 Like A Virgin Madonna 3333
                        5 7 8 Shout Tears For Fears 2611
                        6 34 4 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 1614
                        7 8 22 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 1552
                        8 11 6 Step Off (Part I) Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 1527
                        9 9 7 Everything Must Change Paul Young 1448
                        10 32 13 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade 1328
                        11 5 9 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 1325
                        12 15 12 Police Officer Smiley Culture 1321
                        13 NE 1 Little Red Corvette / 1999 Prince 1115
                        14 6 9 Nellie The Elephant The Toy Dolls 1111
                        15 17 8 San Damiano (Heart & Soul) Sal Solo 1100
                        16 19 8 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 1006
                        17 39 4 Friends Amii Stewart 887
                        18 40 5 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 870
                        19 37 3 Say Yeah The Limit 868
                        20 10 8 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 815
                        21 45 3 Love & Pride King 768
                        22 33 20 Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top 718
                        23 13 7 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins 716
                        24 12 9 Fresh Kool & The Gang 635
                        25 21 8 Invisible Alison Moyet 634
                        26 35 9 Thank You My Love Imagination 558
                        27 54 11 Solid Ashford & Simpson 556
                        28 NE 1 This Is My Night Chaka Khan 553
                        29 60 24 Yah Mo B There (Remix) James Ingram (With Michael McDonald) 539
                        30 16 12 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head 524
                        31 56 3 Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters 421
                        32 14 10 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 419
                        33 20 7 Round And Round Spandau Ballet 394
                        34 46 4 I Hear Talk Bucks Fizz 388
                        35 NE 1 Just A Shadow Big Country 376
                        36 62 26 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 361
                        37 NE 1 Loverboy Billy Ocean 356
                        38 43 11 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 353
                        39 23 12 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 351
                        40 NE 1 Can I Cashmere 332
                        41 74 4 Run To You Bryan Adams 329
                        42 NE 1 20/20 George Benson 327
                        43 64 2 We Belong Pat Benatar 327
                        44 26 5 Soul Deep (Pt 1) The Council Collective 319
                        45 48 10 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 318
                        46 28 14 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond 317
                        47 22 12 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) Eurythmics 312
                        48 55 12 See That Glow This Island Earth 306
                        49 24 22 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 302
                        50 25 14 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 277
                        51 63 9 Sexomatic Bar-Kays 231
                        52 29 35 Agadoo Black Lace 223
                        53 18 10 Do The Conga Black Lace 207
                        54 NE 1 Julia Eurythmics 206
                        55 NE 1 This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) The Big Sound Authority 204
                        56 NE 1 Believe In The Beat Carol Lynn Townes 202
                        57 84 2 A New England Kirsty MacColl 196
                        58 NE 1 The Elvis Medley Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 184
                        59 38 12 Let It All Blow Dazz Band 183
                        60 NE 1 Contagious Whispers 176
                        61 36 10 Louise Human League 175
                        62 71 4 Don't Drive Drunk Stevie Wonder 171
                        63 49 6 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir 171
                        64 57 7 Valotte Julian Lennon 170
                        65 NE 1 Loveride Vocal With Rap Nuance featuring Vikki Love 168
                        66 42 10 Treat Her Like A Lady The Temptations 167
                        67 30 15 I Won't Run Away Alvin Stardust 165
                        68 NE 1 … (And That's No Lie) Heaven 17 161
                        69 79 2 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 154
                        70 76 3 Are You Satisfied? (Funka Nova) RAH Band 149
                        71 27 9 Teardrops Shakin' Stevens 149
                        72 65 7 Who Do You Love The Intruders 147
                        73 44 14 Hard Habit To Break Chicago 139
                        74 NE 1 Breakfast The Associates 133
                        75 61 8 You Used To Hold Me So Tight Thelma Houston 133
                        76 NE 1 We Can Be Brave Again The Armoury Show 130
                        *** 41 11 Respect Yourself The Kane Gang 127
                        *** 47 8 Where The Rose Is Sown Big Country 125
                        *** 31 8 Another Rock And Roll Christmas Gary Glitter 124
                        77 NE 1 Immaculate Fools Immaculate Fools 123
                        78 77 6 Anything? Direct Drive 115
                        *** 50 10 Private Dancer Tina Turner 114
                        79 NE 1 In The Evening Sheryl Lee Ralph 113
                        *** 58 7 September Song Ian McCulloch 108
                        80 70 13 Big Deal Bobby G 104
                        *** 53 16 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean 103
                        *** 51 15 Freedom Wham! 100
                        81 131 5 War Dance Funkmeister 98
                        82 79 2 Carmen (L'Oiseau Rebelle) Malcolm McLaren 91
                        83 *** 63 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 91
                        84 78 14 I Love You, Suzanne Lou Reed 90
                        85 NE 1 Terry Tracey Ullman 85
                        86 72 7 Nowhere Fast Meat Loaf 82
                        87 NE 1 The Angels Know James King & The Lone Wolves 80
                        88 *** 5 Resurrection Joe The Cult 79
                        89 NE 1 Lover Girl Teena Marie 77
                        90 67 43 Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top 74
                        91 NE 1 In Love Again Band Of Gold 70
                        92 73 7 I Would Die 4 U Prince And The Revolution 66
                        93 96 2 I Can't Live Without Your Love Terraplane 65
                        *** 59 16 No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) Paul McCartney 64
                        94 *** 7 Tonight David Bowie 63
                        *** *** 13 I'm So Excited Pointer Sisters 61
                        *** 75 11 Half A Minute Matt Bianco 59
                        *** *** 15 All Cried Out Alison Moyet 54
                        95 143 3 You Take My Breath Away H2O 51
                        96 NE 1 It's It's ... The Sweet Mix Sweet 50
                        *** 66 15 Never Ending Story Limahl 49
                        97 89 6 Woodpeckers From Space Video Kids 48
                        *** 68 8 No Mercy The Stranglers 47
                        98 178 2 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley 46
                        99 *** 19 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 46
                        *** *** 11 Somebody / Blasphemous Rumours Depeche Mode 46
                        *** *** 7 So Near To Christmas Alvin Stardust 46
                        100 NE 1 James Brown Cabaret Voltaire 44
                        *** 81 12 Warning Sign Nick Heyward 44
                        *** 69 7 Thank God It's Christmas Queen 43
                        101 *** 11 The Last Farewell Elvis Presley 42
                        102 82 12 Send My Heart The Adventures 42
                        103 87 14 Highly Strung Spandau Ballet 41
                        104 83 8 The Medal Song Culture Club 41
                        *** *** 16 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Wizzard 41
                        *** *** 25 Careless Whisper George Michael 40
                        *** *** 7 The Touch Kim Wilde 40
                        105 NE 1 The Night The Master Comes Uli Jon Roth And The Electric Sun 39
                        106 *** 12 Aces High Iron Maiden 38
                        107 99 2 Programme 7 (Mixe Brève) Dr. Calculus 38
                        *** *** 16 The War Song Culture Club 38
                        108 *** 6 I'll Do The Talking Cruella De Ville 37
                        *** *** 63 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 36
                        *** *** 8 Love Light In Flight Stevie Wonder 34
                        109 105 59 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 32
                        *** *** 11 Keep On Keepin' On! Redskins 32
                        *** *** 32 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 32
                        110 NE 1 Nearer 3D 31
                        111 *** 7 In The Dark Roy Ayers 31
                        112 *** 15 Shout To The Top The Style Council 31
                        113 *** 11 Hypnotize Scritti Politti 31
                        114 86 11 Eat Your Heart Out Paul Hardcastle, Vocals by Kevin Henry 31
                        115 94 11 You Might Think The Cars 30
                        116 *** 24 Tour De France (Remix) Kraftwerk 30
                        *** 85 15 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 30
                        117 NE 1 Without Your Love Dionne Warwick 29
                        118 92 20 Lost In Music Sister Sledge 29
                        119 *** 13 This Is Mine Heaven 17 29
                        *** 52 10 All Join Hands Slade 29
                        120 RE 7 Ti Amo Laura Branigan 28
                        121 RE 14 Rain Forest Paul Hardcastle 28
                        *** *** 16 Too Late For Goodbyes Julian Lennon 28
                        122 NE 1 Saskatchewan Red Box 27
                        123 101 18 Drive The Cars 27
                        *** *** 13 The Wanderer Status Quo 27
                        *** *** 8 Amoureuse Kiki Dee 27
                        124 126 16 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 26
                        *** *** 6 My Dying Machine Gary Numan 26
                        125 100 9 Stranger In Town Toto 25
                        126 *** 18 Why? Bronski Beat 25
                        *** *** 18 Together In Electric Dreams Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey 25
                        127 172 10 Never Turn Away Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 24
                        128 95 8 Heartless Evelyn Thomas 24
                        *** *** 14 Love's Great Adventure Ultravox 24
                        *** *** 16 Modern Girl Meat Loaf 24
                        *** *** 15 Gotta Get You Home Tonight Eugene Wilde 24
                        129 *** 17 If This Is It Huey Lewis And The News 23
                        130 102 2 Jean's Not Happening The Pale Fountains 23
                        131 90 17 East Of Eden Big Country 23
                        132 *** 12 Until You Come Back To Me Floy Joy 22
                        133 183 17 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops Cocteau Twins 22
                        134 *** 9 Dave The Boomtown Rats 22
                        135 120 12 The Chant Has Just Begun The Alarm 22
                        *** *** 10 We Are Family Sister Sledge 22
                        136 *** 22 I'll Fly For You Spandau Ballet 21
                        137 104 18 Blue Jean David Bowie 21
                        *** *** 19 Smooth Operator Sade 21
                        138 116 17 If It Happens Again UB40 20
                        *** *** 8 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers 20
                        139 RE 7 What I Want Dead Or Alive 19
                        140 164 24 Girls On Film Duran Duran 19
                        141 *** 13 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 19
                        142 113 38 Hello Lionel Richie 19
                        143 111 17 We Don't Work For Free Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 19
                        144 88 15 The Second Time Kim Wilde 19
                        *** *** 15 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Paul Young 19
                        145 NE 1 Let's Talk About Me The Alan Parsons Project 18
                        146 RE 4 Nobody's Side Elaine Paige 18
                        147 *** 8 This Night Billy Joel 18
                        148 130 23 Love Resurrection Alison Moyet 18
                        149 *** 8 Who's That Girl The Flying Pickets 18
                        150 107 11 Back In My Arms (Once Again) Hazell Dean 18
                        *** 98 12 Forever Young Alphaville 18
                        *** *** 18 Missing You John Waite 18
                        151 NE 1 Golden Age Cook Da Books 17
                        152 *** 6 Strike The Enemy Within 17
                        *** *** 23 New Years Day U2 17
                        *** *** 18 Purple Rain Prince And The Revolution 17
                        153 102 2 Care A Lot / Care Bears Theme Randy Edelman 17
                        154 97 12 Heartbeat The Psychedelic Furs 17
                        155 93 14 Walk Away The Sisters Of Mercy 17
                        156 RE 17 Seven Seas Echo And The Bunnymen 16
                        157 NE 1 Body Rock Maria Vidal 16
                        158 RE 18 Mother's Talk Tears For Fears 16
                        159 *** 11 Keeping Secrets Switch 16
                        160 140 17 Sunset Now Heaven 17 16
                        161 109 13 Rock The Box Sylvester 16
                        162 106 32 The Reflex Duran Duran 16
                        *** *** 7 Theme From Travelling Man Duncan Browne 16
                        163 RE 7 Trouble Rod Stewart 15
                        164 RE 11 I'm So Beautiful Divine 15
                        165 *** 14 Penny Lover Lionel Richie 15
                        166 *** 4 The Box Of Delights Theme The Pro Arte Orchestra, Conducted by Barry Rose 15
                        167 153 10 Rattlesnakes Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 15
                        *** *** 12 The Chant Has Begun Level 42 15
                        168 NE 1 Toulouse Latin Quarter 14
                        169 NE 1 Let The Night Take The Blame Lorraine McKane 14
                        170 168 4 Tell Me Girl Scary Thieves 14
                        171 157 19 Master And Servant Depeche Mode 14
                        172 156 12 Won't You Hold My Hand Now King 14
                        173 150 16 All I Need Is Everything / Jump Aztec Camera 14
                        *** *** 9 The Gay Cavalieros (The Story So Far ...) Steve Wright 14
                        174 136 28 I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me Nik Kershaw 14
                        *** *** 11 I Forgot The Cool Notes 14
                        *** *** 12 Berserker Gary Numan 14
                        *** 115 16 Native Land Everything But The Girl 14
                        *** *** 11 How To Be A Millionaire ABC 14
                        175 RE 2 Skye Runrig 13
                        176 NE 1 The Front Line Theme Black Roots 13
                        177 RE 9 I'll Make The Living If You Make The Loving Worthwhile Gene Chandler 13
                        178 RE 32 The Singles 1981 To 1983 (EP) Bauhaus 13
                        179 *** 6 Strut Sheena Easton 13
                        180 *** 12 All Through The Night Cyndi Lauper 13
                        181 173 80 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 13
                        182 170 62 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 13
                        *** *** 24 Mr. Solitaire Animal Nightlife 13
                        183 125 21 Like To Get To Know You Well Howard Jones 13
                        *** *** 34 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham! 13
                        *** *** 6 My White Bicycle neil 13
                        184 91 13 Golden Days Bucks Fizz 13
                        185 NE 1 Overkill (Theme Music From The Thames Television Series The Bill) Morgan Pask 12
                        185 RE 16 Tesla Girls O.M.D. 12
                        187 RE 21 Perfect Skin Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 12
                        188 RE 24 Big In Japan Alphaville 12
                        189 RE 28 You're The Best Thing / The Big Boss Groove The Style Council 12
                        190 RE 29 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 12
                        191 RE 37 Time After Time Cyndi Lauper 12
                        192 186 21 Cccan't You See… Vicious Pink 12
                        193 *** 20 Hot Water Level 42 12
                        194 174 12 Helpless Tracey Ullman 12
                        195 169 12 The Thorn (EP) Siouxsie And The Banshees 12
                        196 162 22 (The Best Part Of) Breakin' Up Roni Griffith 12
                        197 161 16 Apollo 9 Adam Ant 12
                        *** *** 11 The Judgement Is The Mirror Dali's Car 12
                        198 148 14 Tuch Me Fonda Rae 12
                        199 141 24 New Moon On Monday Duran Duran 12
                        200 137 27 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 12

                        chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                        • #13
                          There's plenty of chart movement this week as a massive post Christmas / New Year shakeout sees 12 records enter the top 40 with plenty of big climbers too.

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                          • #14
                            Slight movement in the last chart and a little more new arrivals.2 great HI-NRG songs debut in top 200
                            79-In the evening (US#6 dance hit)
                            169-Let the night take the blame (#5 HI-NRG in my all time Hi nrg chart)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by miro1234 View Post
                              Slight movement in the last chart and a little more new arrivals.2 great HI-NRG songs debut in top 200
                              79-In the evening (US#6 dance hit)
                              169-Let the night take the blame (#5 HI-NRG in my all time Hi nrg chart)
                              I bought both those singles on 12". Unbelievably, 'Let The Night Take The Blame' was written by the same three guys who also wrote (and performed as Starturn On 45 Pints) 'Pump Up The Bitter'!

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                              • #16
                                3D - Nearer - "world's first holographic single". https://www.discogs.com/release/1457407-3D-Nearer
                                I have already discussed this on Twitter last year (which i have now updated with this latest thread news).
                                https://twitter.com/OffTheChartShow/...91164885061640

                                The Bill theme makes the 100 and should have been bigger.
                                I'm not familiar with The Front Line - a BBC sitcom "about two half-brothers of West Indian descent who shared a house, one brother a policeman and one a dreadlocked Rastafarian". Only ran for one series.
                                Last edited by Blondini; Tue August 9, 2022, 10:56.

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                                • #17
                                  A cracking chart this week and great to see Big Sound Authority's This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) debut. Sadly it under-performed
                                  The Record Mirror Chart Re-Calculated, Re-Worked, Extended

                                  The Way It Was Meant To Be

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by MrTibbs View Post
                                    A cracking chart this week and great to see Big Sound Authority's This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) debut. Sadly it under-performed
                                    It's still a great song and is one of 4 excellent records that peaked at number 21 in 1985, the others being 'Duel' by Propaganda, 'Grimly Fiendish' by The Damned and 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' by Echo & The Bunnymen.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                      It's still a great song and is one of 4 excellent records that peaked at number 21 in 1985, the others being 'Duel' by Propaganda, 'Grimly Fiendish' by The Damned and 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' by Echo & The Bunnymen.
                                      Disappointed not to see Big Daddy's 'Dancing In The Dark' cover in that list!

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                                      • #20
                                        'Invisible' by Alison Moyet (at #25) was written by Lamont Dozier, who died yesterday (8 August). I'd forgotten LD had written it until I read his obituary earlier tonight. Great song from a brilliant songwriter.

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                                        • #21
                                          26 January 1985

                                          Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                                          1 1 8 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 7053
                                          2 13 2 Little Red Corvette / 1999 Prince 4410
                                          3 6 5 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 3895
                                          4 5 9 Shout Tears For Fears 3096
                                          5 10 14 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade 2605
                                          6 21 4 Love & Pride King 2582
                                          7 4 11 Like A Virgin Madonna 2555
                                          8 3 7 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 2121
                                          9 2 7 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 1912
                                          10 18 6 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 1738
                                          11 8 7 Step Off (Part I) Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 1675
                                          12 17 5 Friends Amii Stewart 1531
                                          13 27 12 Solid Ashford & Simpson 1453
                                          14 9 8 Everything Must Change Paul Young 1356
                                          15 12 13 Police Officer Smiley Culture 1343
                                          16 7 23 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 1330
                                          17 19 4 Say Yeah The Limit 1244
                                          18 28 2 This Is My Night Chaka Khan 1154
                                          19 15 9 San Damiano (Heart & Soul) Sal Solo 1005
                                          20 36 27 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 1000
                                          21 29 25 Yah Mo B There (Remix) James Ingram (With Michael McDonald) 993
                                          22 26 10 Thank You My Love Imagination 808
                                          23 16 9 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 757
                                          24 37 2 Loverboy Billy Ocean 728
                                          25 22 21 Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top 696
                                          26 35 2 Just A Shadow Big Country 688
                                          27 11 10 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 687
                                          28 41 5 Run To You Bryan Adams 671
                                          29 40 2 Can I Cashmere 642
                                          30 38 12 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 626
                                          31 43 3 We Belong Pat Benatar 620
                                          32 14 10 Nellie The Elephant The Toy Dolls 589
                                          33 31 4 Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters 577
                                          34 34 5 I Hear Talk Bucks Fizz 537
                                          35 20 9 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 521
                                          36 NE 1 Sussudio Phil Collins 500
                                          37 25 9 Invisible Alison Moyet 490
                                          38 57 3 A New England Kirsty MacColl 474
                                          39 24 10 Fresh Kool & The Gang 468
                                          40 42 2 20/20 George Benson 407
                                          41 45 11 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 401
                                          42 23 8 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins 389
                                          43 30 13 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head 384
                                          44 54 2 Julia Eurythmics 376
                                          45 NE 1 Thinking Of You The Colourfield 371
                                          46 69 3 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 347
                                          47 48 13 See That Glow This Island Earth 341
                                          48 33 8 Round And Round Spandau Ballet 331
                                          49 55 2 This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) The Big Sound Authority 323
                                          50 39 13 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 292
                                          51 58 2 The Elvis Medley Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 277
                                          52 51 10 Sexomatic Bar-Kays 276
                                          53 NE 1 Perfect Strangers Deep Purple 275
                                          54 NE 1 Nightshift Commodores 252
                                          55 32 11 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 243
                                          56 60 2 Contagious Whispers 239
                                          57 46 15 I Should Have Known Better Jim Diamond 228
                                          58 56 2 Believe In The Beat Carol Lynn Townes 220
                                          59 65 2 Loveride Nuance featuring Vikki Love 216
                                          60 68 2 … (And That's No Lie) Heaven 17 212
                                          61 NE 1 You're The Inspiration Chicago 202
                                          62 44 6 Soul Deep (Pt 1) The Council Collective 200
                                          63 50 15 I Feel For You Chaka Khan 192
                                          64 79 2 In The Evening Sheryl Lee Ralph 181
                                          65 74 2 Breakfast The Associates 177
                                          66 76 2 We Can Be Brave Again The Armoury Show 172
                                          67 77 2 Immaculate Fools Immaculate Fools 170
                                          68 NE 1 There Will Never Be Another You Jimmy Ruffin 169
                                          69 96 2 It's It's ... The Sweet Mix Sweet 160
                                          70 49 23 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 159
                                          71 70 4 Are You Satisfied? (Funka Nova) RAH Band 158
                                          72 47 13 Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) Eurythmics 158
                                          73 78 7 Anything? Direct Drive 150
                                          74 NE 1 7 Year Bitch Slade 148
                                          75 *** 12 Respect Yourself The Kane Gang 128
                                          *** 52 36 Agadoo Black Lace 126
                                          *** 66 11 Treat Her Like A Lady The Temptations 122
                                          *** 59 13 Let It All Blow Dazz Band 107
                                          76 89 2 Lover Girl Teena Marie 106
                                          77 NE 1 I Sleep Alone At Night Jim Diamond 105
                                          78 93 3 I Can't Live Without Your Love Terraplane 96
                                          79 72 8 Who Do You Love The Intruders 96
                                          80 NE 1 Sea Of Love The Honeydrippers 94
                                          *** *** 8 September Song Ian McCulloch 92
                                          81 98 3 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley 90
                                          82 81 6 War Dance Funkmeister 88
                                          83 62 5 Don't Drive Drunk Stevie Wonder 88
                                          *** *** 17 Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean 88
                                          *** 73 15 Hard Habit To Break Chicago 86
                                          *** *** 9 Where The Rose Is Sown Big Country 85
                                          84 85 2 Terry Tracey Ullman 81
                                          *** 53 11 Do The Conga Black Lace 80
                                          85 83 64 White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) Grandmaster & Melle Mel 76
                                          86 63 7 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir 76
                                          *** 71 10 Teardrops Shakin' Stevens 76
                                          *** 61 11 Louise Human League 76
                                          87 *** 12 Half A Minute Matt Bianco 75
                                          88 87 2 The Angels Know James King & The Lone Wolves 73
                                          *** *** 9 Another Rock And Roll Christmas Gary Glitter 71
                                          *** *** 11 Private Dancer Tina Turner 69
                                          89 NE 1 Out On The Wasteland The Anti Nowhere League 68
                                          90 82 3 Carmen (L'Oiseau Rebelle) Malcolm McLaren 66
                                          91 75 9 You Used To Hold Me So Tight Thelma Houston 66
                                          *** 67 16 I Won't Run Away Alvin Stardust 66
                                          92 64 8 Valotte Julian Lennon 61
                                          93 95 4 You Take My Breath Away H2O 59
                                          94 91 2 In Love Again Band Of Gold 59
                                          95 88 6 Resurrection Joe The Cult 58
                                          96 *** 11 All Join Hands Slade 57
                                          97 86 8 Nowhere Fast Meat Loaf 56
                                          *** *** 16 Freedom Wham! 56
                                          98 NE 1 The Borderlines Jeffrey Osborne 52
                                          99 *** 9 No Mercy The Stranglers 52
                                          100 *** 26 Careless Whisper George Michael 51
                                          101 84 15 I Love You, Suzanne Lou Reed 50
                                          102 185 2 Overkill (Theme Music From The Thames Television Series The Bill) Morgan Pask 49
                                          103 NE 1 Silver Threads Among The Gold Jim Davidson 47
                                          104 *** 8 Thank God It's Christmas Queen 47
                                          105 *** 13 Warning Sign Nick Heyward 47
                                          106 110 2 Nearer 3D 45
                                          107 99 20 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2 44
                                          108 97 7 Woodpeckers From Space Video Kids 44
                                          109 108 7 I'll Do The Talking Cruella De Ville 43
                                          *** *** 16 Never Ending Story Limahl 43
                                          *** *** 17 No More Lonely Nights (Ballad) Paul McCartney 42
                                          *** 92 8 I Would Die 4 U Prince And The Revolution 42
                                          110 94 8 Tonight David Bowie 38
                                          111 80 14 Big Deal Bobby G 38
                                          112 124 17 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 37
                                          113 100 2 James Brown Cabaret Voltaire 37
                                          *** 90 44 Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top 37
                                          114 NE 1 This Is Our Night The Staple Singers 36
                                          115 116 25 Tour De France (Remix) Kraftwerk 36
                                          116 NE 1 Jacob's Ladder The Monochrome Set 35
                                          117 117 2 Without Your Love Dionne Warwick 33
                                          118 *** 16 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 33
                                          *** *** 12 Somebody / Blasphemous Rumours Depeche Mode 33
                                          119 *** 16 Gotta Get You Home Tonight Eugene Wilde 32
                                          120 *** 19 Missing You John Waite 31
                                          121 103 15 Highly Strung Spandau Ballet 31
                                          *** *** 14 I'm So Excited Pointer Sisters 30
                                          *** 104 9 The Medal Song Culture Club 30
                                          122 *** 11 We Are Family Sister Sledge 29
                                          123 112 16 Shout To The Top The Style Council 29
                                          124 109 60 Ain't Nobody Rufus And Chaka Khan 29
                                          *** *** 17 The War Song Culture Club 29
                                          125 NE 1 We Are The Young Dan Hartman 28
                                          126 159 12 Keeping Secrets Switch 28
                                          127 118 21 Lost In Music Sister Sledge 28
                                          128 114 12 Eat Your Heart Out Paul Hardcastle, Vocals by Kevin Henry 27
                                          *** *** 14 The Wanderer Status Quo 27
                                          129 NE 1 Plain Sailing / Goodbye Joe Tracey Thorn 26
                                          130 121 15 Rain Forest Paul Hardcastle 26
                                          131 107 3 Programme 7 (Mixe Brève) Dr. Calculus 26
                                          132 101 12 The Last Farewell Elvis Presley 26
                                          133 NE 1 Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin' Helix 25
                                          134 120 8 Ti Amo Laura Branigan 25
                                          135 113 12 Hypnotize Scritti Politti 25
                                          *** 102 13 Send My Heart The Adventures 25
                                          136 NE 1 Make No Mistake, He's Mine Barbra Streisand (Duet With Kim Carnes) 23
                                          137 NE 1 Here I Come Barrington Levy 23
                                          138 176 2 The Front Line Theme Black Roots 23
                                          139 163 8 Trouble Rod Stewart 23
                                          140 126 19 Why? Bronski Beat 23
                                          141 119 14 This Is Mine Heaven 17 23
                                          *** *** 9 Love Light In Flight Stevie Wonder 23
                                          *** *** 12 Keep On Keepin' On! Redskins 23
                                          142 105 2 The Night The Master Comes Uli Jon Roth And The Electric Sun 23
                                          *** *** 8 So Near To Christmas Alvin Stardust 23
                                          143 NE 1 Who Comes To Boogie Little Benny and the Masters 22
                                          144 162 33 The Reflex Duran Duran 22
                                          145 155 15 Walk Away The Sisters Of Mercy 22
                                          146 141 14 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 22
                                          147 *** 9 Could You Be Loved Bob Marley & The Wailers 22
                                          148 106 13 Aces High Iron Maiden 22
                                          149 NE 1 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 21
                                          150 172 13 Won't You Hold My Hand Now King 21
                                          151 129 18 If This Is It Huey Lewis And The News 21
                                          *** *** 17 Too Late For Goodbyes Julian Lennon 21
                                          152 115 12 You Might Think The Cars 21
                                          *** *** 8 The Touch Kim Wilde 21
                                          153 NE 1 Thin Walls Thomas McClary 20
                                          154 145 2 Let's Talk About Me The Alan Parsons Project 20
                                          155 123 19 Drive The Cars 20
                                          *** *** 17 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Wizzard 20
                                          156 RE 29 Living On Video Trans-X 19
                                          157 *** 35 Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham! 19
                                          158 169 2 Let The Night Take The Blame Lorraine McKane 19
                                          159 168 2 Toulouse Latin Quarter 19
                                          *** *** 16 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Paul Young 19
                                          160 133 18 Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops Cocteau Twins 19
                                          *** *** 15 Love's Great Adventure Ultravox 19
                                          *** *** 9 Amoureuse Kiki Dee 19
                                          161 151 2 Golden Age Cook Da Books 18
                                          162 130 3 Jean's Not Happening The Pale Fountains 18
                                          *** *** 16 All Cried Out Alison Moyet 18
                                          163 RE 4 On The Air Tonight Willy Finlayson 17
                                          164 NE 1 Upside Down The Jesus And Mary Chain 17
                                          165 165 15 Penny Lover Lionel Richie 17
                                          166 *** 8 Theme From Travelling Man Duncan Browne 17
                                          167 142 39 Hello Lionel Richie 17
                                          168 132 13 Until You Come Back To Me Floy Joy 17
                                          169 111 8 In The Dark Roy Ayers 17
                                          *** *** 64 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 17
                                          *** *** 33 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 17
                                          170 NE 1 Hi There! Iris Williams 16
                                          171 RE 6 Manitou Venom 16
                                          172 160 18 Sunset Now Heaven 17 16
                                          173 157 2 Body Rock Maria Vidal 16
                                          *** 131 18 East Of Eden Big Country 16
                                          *** *** 24 New Years Day U2 16
                                          174 NE 1 You Should Have Known Better T. C. Curtis, Backing vocals by Galaxy 15
                                          174 NE 1 Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan 15
                                          176 RE 27 Only When You Leave Spandau Ballet 15
                                          177 RE 33 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 15
                                          178 198 15 Tuch Me Fonda Rae 15
                                          179 190 30 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 15
                                          180 184 14 Golden Days Bucks Fizz 15
                                          181 158 19 Mother's Talk Tears For Fears 15
                                          *** 144 16 The Second Time Kim Wilde 15
                                          182 135 13 The Chant Has Just Begun The Alarm 15
                                          *** *** 19 Together In Electric Dreams Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey 15
                                          183 RE 9 The Price New Model Army 14
                                          184 182 63 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 14
                                          185 171 20 Master And Servant Depeche Mode 14
                                          *** *** 13 The Chant Has Begun Level 42 14
                                          186 167 11 Rattlesnakes Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 14
                                          *** *** 19 Purple Rain Prince And The Revolution 14
                                          *** 150 12 Back In My Arms (Once Again) Hazell Dean 14
                                          187 137 19 Blue Jean David Bowie 14
                                          188 136 23 I'll Fly For You Spandau Ballet 14
                                          189 RE 19 Nelson Mandela The Special AKA 13
                                          189 NE 1 Cold Turkey The Sid Presley Experience 13
                                          191 RE 27 Wonderland Big Country 13
                                          192 RE 10 Ace Of Hearts Chris Rea 13
                                          193 RE 6 Beat Box (Diversion Six) Art Of Noise 13
                                          194 RE 22 Renegades Of Funk Afrika Bambaataa And Soulsonic Force 13
                                          195 RE 16 William, It Was Really Nothing The Smiths 13
                                          196 143 18 We Don't Work For Free Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 13
                                          197 138 18 If It Happens Again UB40 13
                                          *** *** 20 Smooth Operator Sade 13
                                          198 127 11 Never Turn Away Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 13
                                          199 NE 1 I Didn't Mean It All Sasss 12
                                          199 NE 1 Midnight Man Flash And The Pan 12
                                          199 NE 1 Fortune Snowy White 12

                                          chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                                          • #22
                                            'Move Closer' by Phyllis Nelson is new at number 149. It will reach number 1 in May.

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                                            • #23
                                              Willy Finlayson is back! Presumably night time radio got behind it again EDIT: confirmed in Music Week, several local stations as well as Radio 1. It has the same amount of Radio 1 plays as Commodores' Nightshift. https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...85-01-26-I.pdf (page 24)
                                              Shame it didn't have same kind of sales.



                                              The debut Jesus and Mary Chain single on Creation. So this means all of their singles in the classic era(s) charted.
                                              Yikes at Jim Davidson with another soppy ballad.
                                              Last edited by Blondini; Wed August 10, 2022, 14:17.

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                                              • #24
                                                ^ A real slow-burner. It ironically did manage to do exactly what its title implied, every week moving a bit closer to the top spot. It'll take another four weeks just to make Top 75 stage. It obviously wasn't expected to be much of a hit though; I seem to remember TOTP didn't have a video for it for a long while (if indeed one ever was filmed; I can't remember seeing it if it was) and had to re-play a clip of Ms Nelson's performance of it in their studio.

                                                Incidentally, there seems to be a somewhat French theme omnipresent in the Jan '85 charts; this latest week alone is home to songs entitled 'Carmen (L'Oiseau Rebelle)', 'Valotte', 'Tour De France', 'Programme 7 (Mixe Breve)', 'Toulouse' and 'Amoreuse' (although anyone looking at just the Top 75 or 100 wouldn't really know as these all appear in the bottom segment of the 200) while we have artists known as Alison Moyet, Nuance, Cabaret Voltaire and Depeche Mode! Maybe this amount of Frenchness is normal on the British charts of the period, but I've never noticed it before. I did wonder about 'Manitou', but that's actually a Native American word by origin, so just sounds French...

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                                                • #25
                                                  Article in Music Week about a recent Runrig single removed from the 101-200 part of the chart. (front page) https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...1985-01-19.pdf

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