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  • It's good to see Wishing Well from Free hanging around again at #114. Originally Top Ten in January 1973 it's a top drawer track. Sheer class.
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    • Is it just me, or was Sister Sledge's 'Frankie' "subconsciously influenced" by Gordon Lightfoot's classic 'If You Could Read My Mind"?










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      • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
        Is it just me, or was Sister Sledge's 'Frankie' "subconsciously influenced" by Gordon Lightfoot's classic 'If You Could Read My Mind"?










        Not just you! I think so too

        I remember Paul Gambaccini and, if I remember rightly, Tim Rice had a show on Radio 1, just before the Sunday chart run down for a few weeks back in 1985. They pointed out this similarity, and also the similarity between Katrina and the Waves 'Walking On Sunshine' and Jonathan Richman's 'Roadrunner'.

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        • The Paul Gambaccinni and Tim Rice Radio 1 programme was called "The Other Side Of The Facts" which was broadcast on a Sunday at 4pm. I don't actually recall it but have just looked it up on the BBC's Genome website which contains old radio programme listings. Described as "'The reality behind the radio.' Paul Gambaccini and his sparring partner Tim Rice trade trivia on the heavyweights of pop music.", the programme ran between June and August 1985.

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          • 29 June 1985

            Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
            1 2 6 Frankie Sister Sledge 5471
            2 3 4 Crazy For You Madonna 4195
            3 1 5 You'll Never Walk Alone The Crowd 3979
            4 10 15 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 3523
            5 7 8 Cherish Kool & The Gang 2456
            6 5 8 Suddenly Billy Ocean 2379
            7 4 7 Kayleigh Marillion 2242
            8 9 6 History Mai Tai 1968
            9 12 4 Ben Marti Webb 1858
            10 6 8 The Word Girl Scritti Politti 1821
            11 13 3 I'm On Fire / Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen 1735
            12 15 4 Johnny Come Home Fine Young Cannibals 1731
            13 8 10 Obsession Animotion 1432
            14 24 2 Head Over Heels (Remix) Tears For Fears 1270
            15 11 7 A View To A Kill Duran Duran 1138
            16 14 9 19 Paul Hardcastle 1029
            17 30 2 Tomb Of Memories Paul Young 970
            18 22 6 Paisley Park Prince And The Revolution 778
            19 26 5 King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up) China Crisis 754
            20 16 7 Out In The Fields Gary Moore & Phil Lynott 740
            21 18 9 All Fall Down Five Star 730
            22 NE 1 Life In One Day Howard Jones 675
            23 63 2 N-N-Nineteen Not Out The Commentators 674
            24 17 10 Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves 674
            25 21 9 Duel - The First Side Propaganda 660
            26 28 4 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting 644
            27 20 7 Icing On The Cake Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy 627
            28 19 4 Loving The Alien (Remix) David Bowie 615
            29 37 2 The Shadow Of Love (Édition Première) The Damned 580
            30 39 2 Turn It Up The Conway Brothers 549
            31 23 8 Call Me Go West 469
            32 32 3 Act Of War Elton John & Millie Jackson 467
            33 38 2 Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing) Redskins 454
            34 NE 1 In Too Deep Dead Or Alive 428
            35 41 6 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 419
            36 49 5 My Toot Toot Denise La Salle 404
            37 53 5 Live Is Life Opus 374
            38 48 3 Smuggler's Blues Glenn Frey 356
            39 29 23 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 347
            40 27 14 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge 333
            41 43 3 Money's Too Tight (To Mention) Simply Red 329
            42 25 11 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Jimmy Nail 324
            43 59 2 You And Your Heart So Blue Bucks Fizz 315
            44 31 8 Shake The Disease Depeche Mode 310
            45 45 3 Last Time Forever Squeeze 307
            46 33 6 So In Love Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 294
            47 34 8 Slave To Love Bryan Ferry 285
            48 36 9 Walking On The Chinese Wall Philip Bailey 277
            49 42 3 You Don't Need A Reason Phil Fearon & Galaxy 273
            50 NE 1 Silver Shadow Atlantic Starr 272
            51 64 2 Sally MacLennane The Pogues 255
            52 44 5 El Vino Collapso Black Lace 255
            53 54 3 Rain Forest Paul Hardcastle 243
            54 50 3 Shadows Of The Night Pat Benatar 240
            55 35 11 I Feel Love (Medley) Bronski Beat / Marc Almond 231
            56 40 11 Thinking About Your Love Skipworth & Turner 225
            57 55 5 Wicki Wacky House Party The Team 222
            58 NE 1 Good-Bye Bad Times Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder 207
            59 NE 1 Round And Around Jaki Graham 206
            60 NE 1 Soul Passing Through Soul Toyah 202
            61 NE 1 Loving You Feargal Sharkey 196
            62 71 3 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 195
            63 60 4 Laura Nick Heyward 189
            64 72 2 Cold As Ice (Remix) Foreigner 179
            65 97 2 The Power Of Love Jennifer Rush 176
            66 NE 1 Let's Talk About Shhhh One Way 173
            67 87 2 Josephine Chris Rea 173
            68 57 5 Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine James Brown 170
            69 46 11 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 167
            70 61 4 Buttercup Carl Anderson 162
            71 66 3 All My Love (Ask Nothing) Spear Of Destiny 157
            72 47 10 Feel So Real Steve Arrington 157
            73 77 2 Movin' 400 Blows 155
            74 84 2 Love Situation Mark Fisher (featuring Dolly Green) 152
            75 70 14 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 150
            76 75 14 You're My Heart, You're My Soul Modern Talking 145
            *** 62 7 Secret In The Street Nils Lofgren 145
            *** 69 5 The More They Knock The More I Love You Gloria D. Brown 144
            77 NE 1 Please Don't Break My Heart The Affair featuring Alyson 141
            78 87 2 Keep On Jammin' Willie Hutch 141
            *** 52 8 Magic Touch Loose Ends 134
            79 NE 1 London Town '85 / (Somebody) Help Me Out Light Of The World / Beggar & Co 130
            *** 51 11 I Was Born To Love You Freddie Mercury 126
            80 98 2 Endicott Kid Creole & The Coconuts 121
            81 94 3 Billy King Kurt 120
            *** 56 8 Get It On The Power Station 118
            *** 58 6 Heaven Bryan Adams 117
            *** 65 6 It Ain't Fair Edwin Starr 116
            82 NE 1 Take It Easy T. C. Curtis 114
            83 81 4 Irresistible Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 114
            *** 73 5 Save Your Love (For #1) Rene And Angela With Kurtis Blow 113
            84 NE 1 Who's Holding Donna Now DeBarge 110
            *** *** 14 Free Yourself The Untouchables 110
            85 125 2 Feel The Raindrops The Adventures 104
            86 80 2 Best Part Of The Night Jeff Lorber featuring Gavin Christopher 102
            87 92 4 Where Our Love Begins David Grant 97
            88 85 14 Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 97
            89 NE 1 Ripe For The Picking LW 5 95
            90 103 2 Sorry Doesn't Make It Anymore RAH Band 92
            91 83 9 The Unforgettable Fire U2 92
            92 76 4 Wild Hearts (...Time) Roy Orbison 92
            *** 74 8 Walls Come Tumbling Down! The Style Council 92
            93 108 35 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 91
            94 152 2 The Show (Theme From Connie) Rebecca Storm 89
            *** 79 3 Vanity Kills ABC 87
            *** 67 4 You Trip Me Up The Jesus And Mary Chain 87
            95 NE 1 You're Only Human (Second Wind) Billy Joel 84
            96 *** 8 Romance (Let Your Heart Go) David Cassidy 84
            97 111 4 Why Can't We Be Friends O'Chi Brown 82
            98 98 2 This Is Our Time Band Of Gold 82
            *** *** 10 Rage To Love Kim Wilde 77
            *** *** 6 The Live EP (EP) Gary Numan 76
            99 109 2 One Day Vince Clarke - Paul Quinn 73
            *** 78 3 Knocking At Your Back Door / Perfect Strangers Deep Purple 70
            100 101 4 Watching You / Pick Up The Pieces Joanna Gardner 69
            101 82 6 Ways To Be Wicked Lone Justice 68
            102 NE 1 Excitable Amazulu 67
            103 109 2 All Night Holiday Russ Abbot 67
            *** 68 4 A Bad Town The Big Sound Authority 67
            104 93 4 Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time's Sake) Freddie Jackson 66
            *** *** 7 Oh Yeah! Bill Withers 63
            105 NE 1 Put Your Right Hand In The Air Put Your Left Hand Down In Your Underwear / Shoo-Be-Do-Wop Redds & The Boys / Rare Essence featuring Little Benny 62
            106 96 3 I Want You (All Tonight) Curtis Hairston 61
            107 90 11 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics 61
            108 117 49 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 60
            109 120 2 You've Got The Power Win 59
            *** *** 6 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Special Mix By Paul Hardcastle) Ian Dury & The Blockheads 58
            110 NE 1 Conga Miami Sound Machine 56
            *** *** 11 Eye To Eye Chaka Khan 56
            *** *** 6 The Perfect Kiss New Order 56
            *** *** 15 Imagination Belouis Some 56
            111 100 5 The Lady Don't Mind Talking Heads 56
            112 NE 1 The Broken Years Hipsway 55
            113 105 5 Hotel California Eagles 55
            *** *** 17 Easy Lover Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) 54
            114 89 3 Hot For Teacher Van Halen 54
            *** *** 10 Walk Like A Man Divine 54
            *** *** 7 We All Follow Man. United Manchester United Football Team 53
            *** *** 7 Sanctified Lady Marvin Gaye 53
            115 113 5 Cccan't You See (Re-Mixxx) Vicious Pink 52
            116 115 2 Can't Ignore The Train 10,000 Maniacs 50
            *** *** 11 Lover Come Back To Me Dead Or Alive 50
            *** *** 10 I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit) Curtis Hairston 50
            117 86 12 One More Night Phil Collins 50
            *** *** 15 Cry Godley & Creme 49
            118 116 45 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 48
            119 91 5 Friends David Essex 47
            120 *** 10 No Rest New Model Army 46
            121 104 3 Getcha Back The Beach Boys 46
            *** *** 8 Over The Sea Jesse Rae 46
            122 95 11 Look Mama Howard Jones 45
            *** *** 8 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey 44
            *** 107 3 A Physical Presence EP (EP) Level 42 44
            123 *** 16 Black Man Ray China Crisis 43
            *** *** 7 Let It Swing Bobbysocks! 43
            124 147 2 He's On The Beach Kirsty MacColl 42
            125 106 7 Circus Ring (We Scream About) Vitamin Z 42
            *** *** 19 We Close Our Eyes Go West 42
            126 NE 1 Backed Up Against The Wall Will King 41
            127 *** 6 Oh What A Feeling (The Paul Hardcastle Remix) Change 41
            128 136 18 Kiss Me Stephen 'TinTin' Duffy 41
            *** 114 4 Wishing Well Free 41
            *** *** 9 Dangerous Pennye Ford 41
            129 128 4 Lady Hugh Masekela 39
            *** 118 3 Is This Love Chris Cameron 39
            *** *** 8 Remember I Love You Jim Diamond 39
            *** *** 25 Missing You Diana Ross 39
            130 NE 1 Goodbye, Nothin' To Say The Nolans 38
            *** *** 15 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 38
            *** *** 12 Megarex T.Rex 38
            131 138 19 Hangin' On A String (Contemplating) Loose Ends 37
            132 121 15 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy 37
            133 195 2 Square Rooms Al Corley 36
            *** 129 5 Nemesis Shriekback 36
            134 123 16 Pie Jesu Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston 36
            *** *** 12 We Are The World USA For Africa 36
            135 137 11 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 35
            *** *** 16 Stainsby Girls Chris Rea 35
            *** *** 34 Solid Ashford & Simpson 35
            136 142 14 Grimly Fiendish The Damned 34
            *** *** 8 Here We Go Everton 1985 (The Official Team Record) 34
            137 127 17 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young 34
            138 112 2 Summer (The First Time) Kenny Copeland 34
            139 200 10 Jail House Rap Fat Boys 32
            140 NE 1 Village Fire - Five Offerings From James (EP) James 31
            141 172 24 Loverboy Billy Ocean 31
            142 163 2 House Of Stone Roaring Boys 31
            143 126 21 The Heat Is On Glenn Frey 31
            *** *** 16 Some Like It Hot The Power Station 31
            144 RE 29 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 30
            145 180 2 Fat Boys Fat Boys 29
            146 *** 10 My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone 29
            *** 133 15 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love David Grant And Jaki Graham 29
            147 RE 2 Little Things Mean A Lot Dana 28
            148 135 85 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 28
            149 119 11 So Far Away Dire Straits 28
            *** 102 4 Let Me Be Your Everything Touch Of Class 28
            150 186 14 Let Her Go Strawberry Switchblade 27
            151 143 6 One Lonely Night REO Speedwagon 27
            *** *** 10 Don't Fall In Love (I Said) Toyah 27
            152 124 17 Eastenders Simon May 27
            *** *** 8 Celebrate Youth Rick Springfield 27
            153 NE 1 Dance With The Devil Phenomena 26
            154 RE 115 Blue Monday New Order 26
            *** *** 19 Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 26
            *** 144 5 The Big Kiss Thereza Bazer 26
            *** 151 5 My Toot Toot Rockin' Sidney 26
            *** 130 7 All The Daughters (Of Her Father's House) The Icicle Works 26
            *** 122 16 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet 25
            155 158 18 Material Girl Madonna 24
            156 156 3 Sleepless Nights Alvin Stardust 24
            *** 146 4 Angel Everything But The Girl 24
            *** 140 4 Zoolookologie Jean-Michel Jarre 24
            157 134 33 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 24
            *** *** 14 Clouds Across The Moon RAH Band 24
            158 RE 10 Beyond The Sea (La Mer) George Benson 23
            159 147 2 New Direction The Gents 23
            *** *** 9 Like I Like It Aurra 23
            160 RE 11 Castles In The Air The Colourfield 22
            161 RE 18 Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U Prince And The Revolution 22
            162 183 17 Now That We've Found Love Third World 22
            *** *** 7 Devoted To You Cacique 22
            *** *** 6 Needle In The Groove Mama's Boys 22
            *** *** 4 He's Got The Beat Whiz Kid 22
            163 RE 12 Fan The Flame Barbara Pennington 21
            164 192 11 Babies Ashford & Simpson 21
            *** *** 5 Girls Love The Way He Spins Grandmaster Flash 21
            165 178 19 The Last Kiss David Cassidy 21
            166 169 3 Love Fever Shirley Brown 21
            167 162 49 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 21
            *** 153 15 Spend The Night The Cool Notes 21
            *** 139 6 Sorry Wrong Number Evelyn Thomas 21
            *** *** 6 Sweet 2th - Wig Wam Willy Mix - The Teen-Action Mix The Sweet 21
            168 NE 1 Reflections Shy 20
            168 NE 1 Sho Nuff (Sure Look Good) Julius Brown 20
            168 NE 1 Vanish Without A Trace Restless 20
            171 RE 6 Reward / Treason (It's Just A Story) The Teardrop Explodes 20
            172 173 9 Green Shirt Elvis Costello & The Attractions 20
            *** *** 13 That Was Yesterday (Remix) Foreigner 20
            173 150 3 ... From Across The Kitchen Table The Pale Fountains 20
            *** 132 5 In And Out Of Love Bon Jovi 20
            *** 131 3 Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) Bob Dylan 20
            174 RE 57 Ben Michael Jackson 19
            175 187 8 Move Me The Woodentops 19
            *** *** 5 Into The Fire Hitlist 19
            *** *** 11 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 19
            176 154 29 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 19
            *** 141 6 Can't Get Enough (Of Your Love) Take Three 19
            177 NE 1 The Three Muskehounds Christopher Laird 18
            178 RE 2 You'll Never Walk Alone Gerry & The Pacemakers 18
            179 RE 23 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 18
            180 RE 5 Number One (Savin' Face) / That's Livin' Alright Joe Fagin 18
            *** RE 6 Who Knows What Love Is? Strawberry Switchblade 18
            181 RE 31 Like A Virgin Madonna 18
            182 171 25 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 18
            183 170 12 Moments In Love / Beat Box Art Of Noise 18
            184 164 2 Happy But Twisted (EP) Doctor And The Medics 18
            185 157 31 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 18
            *** *** 8 Modern Romance (I Want To Fall In Love Again) Francis Rossi and Bernard Frost 18
            186 149 15 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 18
            187 RE 29 I Feel Love (Part 1) Donna Summer, Remixed by Patrick Cowley 17
            188 RE 5 Ball Of Confusion Love And Rockets 17
            189 RE 2 Coronation Street Izzy Royal 17
            190 NE 1 Pump Me Up / The Megamelle Mix Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five 17
            191 RE 15 Super Gran Billy Connolly 17
            192 193 14 Piece Of The Action Meat Loaf 17
            193 165 22 Sex Over The Phone The Village People 17
            194 155 7 Cats Eyes John Kongos 17
            195 145 27 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 17
            196 NE 1 Big Mouth Whodini 16
            197 RE 17 Love Like Blood Killing Joke 16
            198 RE 11 No Time To Cry The Sisters Of Mercy 16
            199 RE 11 Be Near Me ABC 16
            200 RE 18 Assassing Marillion 16

            chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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            • Pleased to see The Nolans scraping in with one more charting single.

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              • "You've got the power to generate fear/You've got the power to censor what's real"... If I'm hearing those lyrics from that song correctly then they certainly ring all-too-true in the digitalised internet-driven world of social media and fake news that was to come 30 years later! Prophetic stuff. Don't particularly remember it or the ad but then this was before my legal drinking age (and I never liked crap lager anyway even as a lad!). I grew into a solid cask beer fan - give me the late lamented Viv Stanshall doing an ad in the early '90s for Ruddles any day ("Rrrruddles..... Real ale!").

                'He's On The Beach' sounds like a sort of 'New England' B-side. Quite jaunty and as you suggest, deserving of better, but then so many songs were.

                I do remember the original 'New Beginning' although I don't think I'd twigged Force 8 were a derivative of The Dooleys. A thinner and more mechanised production than B Fizz's but actually I think I prefer it to theirs. More synthy which mine ears doth enjoy.

                HATED The Fat Boys.

                EDIT: This was in reply to Blondini's message of 12pm Saturday; I'd overlooked that there was another page to look at.
                Last edited by Gambo; Mon September 5, 2022, 14:22.

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                • Originally posted by Gambo View Post

                  'He's On The Beach' sounds like a sort of 'New England' B-side. Quite jaunty and as you suggest, deserving of better, but then so many songs were.

                  I remember 'He's On The Beach' getting plenty of airplay and being disappointed it wasn't a hit.

                  Excellent, bittersweet lyrics.

                  I guess it just sounded too similar to 'A New England'....

                  Decent cover version from The Lemonheads





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                  • Whilst she is still in the top 200, it is worth sharing the excellent and expensive (!) video of “The Big Kiss” by Thereza Bazar.
                     

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                    • Originally posted by Gambo View Post

                      I do remember the original 'New Beginning' although I don't think I'd twigged Force 8 were a derivative of The Dooleys. A thinner and more mechanised production than B Fizz's but actually I think I prefer it to theirs. More synthy which mine ears doth enjoy.
                      the 7" is better but isn't on YT anymore. I bought it a few years ago for a few pennies from either Amazon or Discogs. Around the time i bought all of BF's albums on CD.

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                      • 6 July 1985

                        Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                        1 1 7 Frankie Sister Sledge 6462
                        2 4 16 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 4416
                        3 2 5 Crazy For You Madonna 4190
                        4 5 9 Cherish Kool & The Gang 3068
                        5 9 5 Ben Marti Webb 2392
                        6 3 6 You'll Never Walk Alone The Crowd 1874
                        7 6 9 Suddenly Billy Ocean 1808
                        8 11 4 I'm On Fire / Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen 1778
                        9 8 7 History Mai Tai 1767
                        10 7 8 Kayleigh Marillion 1640
                        11 12 5 Johnny Come Home Fine Young Cannibals 1639
                        12 14 3 Head Over Heels (Remix) Tears For Fears 1325
                        13 23 3 N-N-Nineteen Not Out The Commentators 1301
                        14 22 2 Life In One Day Howard Jones 1262
                        15 10 9 The Word Girl Scritti Politti 1162
                        16 17 3 Tomb Of Memories Paul Young 1118
                        17 36 6 My Toot Toot Denise La Salle 1030
                        18 13 11 Obsession Animotion 913
                        19 34 2 In Too Deep Dead Or Alive 832
                        20 19 6 King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up) China Crisis 784
                        21 18 7 Paisley Park Prince And The Revolution 765
                        22 30 3 Turn It Up The Conway Brothers 757
                        23 15 8 A View To A Kill Duran Duran 752
                        24 16 10 19 Paul Hardcastle 688
                        25 29 3 The Shadow Of Love (Édition Première) The Damned 624
                        26 37 6 Live Is Life Opus 621
                        27 NE 1 Come To Milton Keynes The Style Council 614
                        28 38 4 Smuggler's Blues Glenn Frey 590
                        29 25 10 Duel - The First Side Propaganda 546
                        30 35 7 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 544
                        31 26 5 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting 534
                        32 21 10 All Fall Down Five Star 510
                        33 41 4 Money's Too Tight (To Mention) Simply Red 470
                        34 33 3 Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing) Redskins 466
                        35 20 8 Out In The Fields Gary Moore & Phil Lynott 458
                        36 24 11 Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves 454
                        37 NE 1 There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) Eurythmics 434
                        38 32 4 Act Of War Elton John & Millie Jackson 406
                        39 59 2 Round And Around Jaki Graham 400
                        40 27 8 Icing On The Cake Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy 397
                        41 50 2 Silver Shadow Atlantic Starr 369
                        42 61 2 Loving You Feargal Sharkey 361
                        43 31 9 Call Me Go West 361
                        44 58 2 Good-Bye Bad Times Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder 358
                        45 28 5 Loving The Alien (Remix) David Bowie 345
                        46 45 4 Last Time Forever Squeeze 326
                        47 NE 1 Love Is Just The Great Pretender '85 Animal Nightlife 300
                        48 NE 1 Genie Brooklyn, Bronx + Queens (B.B. + Q) 293
                        49 65 3 The Power Of Love Jennifer Rush 287
                        50 NE 1 Dancin' In The Key Of Life (Remix) Steve Arrington 268
                        51 49 4 You Don't Need A Reason Phil Fearon & Galaxy 255
                        52 39 24 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 248
                        53 51 3 Sally MacLennane The Pogues 244
                        54 73 3 Movin' 400 Blows 241
                        55 40 15 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge 216
                        56 43 3 You And Your Heart So Blue Bucks Fizz 201
                        57 60 2 Soul Passing Through Soul Toyah 195
                        58 NE 1 Danger AC/DC 192
                        59 74 3 Love Situation Mark Fisher (featuring Dolly Green) 183
                        60 48 10 Walking On The Chinese Wall Philip Bailey 183
                        61 NE 1 All Of Me For All Of You 9.9 179
                        62 42 12 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Jimmy Nail 174
                        63 54 4 Shadows Of The Night Pat Benatar 171
                        64 66 2 Let's Talk About Shhhh One Way 160
                        65 NE 1 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 158
                        66 102 2 Excitable Amazulu 156
                        67 44 9 Shake The Disease Depeche Mode 156
                        68 62 4 Out Of Touch Daryl Hall & John Oates 153
                        69 47 9 Slave To Love Bryan Ferry 152
                        70 53 4 Rain Forest Paul Hardcastle 150
                        71 55 12 I Feel Love (Medley) Bronski Beat / Marc Almond 141
                        72 46 7 So In Love Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 141
                        73 78 3 Keep On Jammin' Willie Hutch 140
                        74 67 3 Josephine Chris Rea 138
                        75 NE 1 A Stranger On Home Ground Faith Brothers 136
                        76 112 2 The Broken Years Hipsway 136
                        77 85 3 Feel The Raindrops The Adventures 133
                        78 71 4 All My Love (Ask Nothing) Spear Of Destiny 133
                        *** 70 5 Buttercup Carl Anderson 133
                        79 64 3 Cold As Ice (Remix) Foreigner 129
                        80 94 3 The Show (Theme From Connie) Rebecca Storm 128
                        81 NE 1 Bonzo Goes To Bitburg Ramones 127
                        *** 56 12 Thinking About Your Love Skipworth & Turner 127
                        82 NE 1 Glow Rick James 122
                        83 84 2 Who's Holding Donna Now DeBarge 122
                        84 83 5 Irresistible Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 117
                        *** 72 11 Feel So Real Steve Arrington 114
                        *** 57 6 Wicki Wacky House Party The Team 113
                        85 NE 1 People Get Ready Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart 111
                        *** 68 6 Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine James Brown 110
                        86 110 2 Conga Miami Sound Machine 109
                        87 80 3 Endicott Kid Creole & The Coconuts 107
                        *** *** 9 Get It On The Power Station 105
                        *** 52 6 El Vino Collapso Black Lace 102
                        88 79 2 London Town '85 / (Somebody) Help Me Out Light Of The World / Beggar & Co 99
                        89 NE 1 Stars On Fire John Foxx 98
                        *** 75 15 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 94
                        *** *** 7 Heaven Bryan Adams 94
                        *** 76 15 You're My Heart, You're My Soul Modern Talking 93
                        *** 69 12 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 92
                        *** 63 5 Laura Nick Heyward 92
                        90 NE 1 Rollin' Dany / Couldn't Get Ahead The Fall 89
                        91 81 4 Billy King Kurt 89
                        *** *** 12 I Was Born To Love You Freddie Mercury 89
                        *** *** 9 Magic Touch Loose Ends 87
                        92 NE 1 Glory Of Love The Armoury Show 86
                        93 77 2 Please Don't Break My Heart The Affair featuring Alyson 86
                        94 95 2 You're Only Human (Second Wind) Billy Joel 83
                        *** *** 6 The More They Knock The More I Love You Gloria D. Brown 83
                        95 103 3 All Night Holiday Russ Abbot 82
                        *** *** 15 Free Yourself The Untouchables 79
                        *** 87 5 Where Our Love Begins David Grant 77
                        96 NE 1 Freeway Of Love Aretha Franklin 76
                        *** 88 15 Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 76
                        *** 86 3 Best Part Of The Night Jeff Lorber featuring Gavin Christopher 76
                        *** *** 8 Secret In The Street Nils Lofgren 75
                        97 97 5 Why Can't We Be Friends O'Chi Brown 74
                        *** *** 6 Save Your Love (For #1) Rene And Angela With Kurtis Blow 73
                        98 89 2 Ripe For The Picking LW 5 72
                        99 90 3 Sorry Doesn't Make It Anymore RAH Band 71
                        *** *** 5 You Trip Me Up The Jesus And Mary Chain 71
                        100 *** 6 My Toot Toot Rockin' Sidney 64
                        101 100 5 Watching You / Pick Up The Pieces Joanna Gardner 64
                        *** *** 9 Walls Come Tumbling Down! The Style Council 64
                        102 NE 1 Dirty Laundry Don Henley 63
                        103 111 6 The Lady Don't Mind Talking Heads 63
                        *** *** 4 Vanity Kills ABC 63
                        104 118 46 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 62
                        105 119 6 Friends David Essex 61
                        106 82 2 Take It Easy T. C. Curtis 61
                        107 *** 8 Let It Swing Bobbysocks! 60
                        108 93 36 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 60
                        109 99 3 One Day Vince Clarke - Paul Quinn 59
                        110 96 9 Romance (Let Your Heart Go) David Cassidy 59
                        *** 92 5 Wild Hearts (...Time) Roy Orbison 59
                        *** 91 10 The Unforgettable Fire U2 59
                        *** *** 7 It Ain't Fair Edwin Starr 59
                        111 NE 1 Here Is My Number Makin' Time 58
                        112 NE 1 Faron Young Prefab Sprout 56
                        *** *** 7 The Live EP (EP) Gary Numan 56
                        113 NE 1 One To One Third World 55
                        *** *** 4 Knocking At Your Back Door / Perfect Strangers Deep Purple 55
                        114 *** 12 Lover Come Back To Me Dead Or Alive 52
                        *** 104 5 Rock Me Tonight (For Old Time's Sake) Freddie Jackson 51
                        115 126 2 Backed Up Against The Wall Will King 50
                        116 108 50 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 50
                        117 120 11 No Rest New Model Army 49
                        118 124 3 He's On The Beach Kirsty MacColl 48
                        119 147 3 Little Things Mean A Lot Dana 47
                        120 *** 4 Is This Love Chris Cameron 47
                        *** *** 16 Imagination Belouis Some 47
                        121 105 2 Put Your Right Hand In The Air Put Your Left Hand Down In Your Underwear / Shoo-Be-Do-Wop Redds & The Boys / Rare Essence featuring Little Benny 46
                        *** 101 7 Ways To Be Wicked Lone Justice 46
                        *** *** 11 Rage To Love Kim Wilde 46
                        *** *** 8 Sanctified Lady Marvin Gaye 45
                        122 *** 9 Remember I Love You Jim Diamond 43
                        *** *** 7 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Special Mix By Paul Hardcastle) Ian Dury & The Blockheads 43
                        *** *** 5 A Bad Town The Big Sound Authority 43
                        123 NE 1 Ironmasters The Men They Couldn't Hang 42
                        124 129 5 Lady Hugh Masekela 42
                        125 122 12 Look Mama Howard Jones 42
                        *** *** 12 Eye To Eye Chaka Khan 41
                        *** *** 11 I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit) Curtis Hairston 41
                        126 153 2 Dance With The Devil Phenomena 40
                        *** *** 11 Walk Like A Man Divine 40
                        127 144 30 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 39
                        128 *** 6 Nemesis Shriekback 39
                        *** *** 8 We All Follow Man. United Manchester United Football Team 39
                        *** 106 4 I Want You (All Tonight) Curtis Hairston 39
                        *** *** 8 Oh Yeah! Bill Withers 39
                        129 152 18 Eastenders Simon May 38
                        130 142 3 House Of Stone Roaring Boys 38
                        *** 107 12 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics 38
                        *** 121 4 Getcha Back The Beach Boys 38
                        131 140 2 Village Fire - Five Offerings From James (EP) James 37
                        *** *** 16 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 37
                        *** *** 7 The Perfect Kiss New Order 37
                        *** *** 18 Easy Lover Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) 36
                        132 130 2 Goodbye, Nothin' To Say The Nolans 35
                        *** 117 13 One More Night Phil Collins 35
                        *** 116 3 Can't Ignore The Train 10,000 Maniacs 35
                        *** 98 3 This Is Our Time Band Of Gold 35
                        133 NE 1 After All These Years Foster & Allen 34
                        133 NE 1 Strange And Funny Womack And Womack 34
                        *** 113 6 Hotel California Eagles 34
                        135 NE 1 Smoke On The Water Deep Purple 33
                        136 136 15 Grimly Fiendish The Damned 33
                        *** 128 19 Kiss Me Stephen 'TinTin' Duffy 33
                        *** 115 6 Cccan't You See (Re-Mixxx) Vicious Pink 33
                        137 177 2 The Three Muskehounds Christopher Laird 32
                        138 *** 17 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet 32
                        139 123 17 Black Man Ray China Crisis 32
                        140 157 34 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 31
                        141 NE 1 Too Young To Know Aled Jones 30
                        142 154 116 Blue Monday New Order 30
                        143 109 3 You've Got The Power Win 30
                        *** 114 4 Hot For Teacher Van Halen 30
                        *** *** 16 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love David Grant And Jaki Graham 29
                        *** *** 13 We Are The World USA For Africa 29
                        144 133 3 Square Rooms Al Corley 28
                        *** *** 5 Wishing Well Free 28
                        *** *** 26 Missing You Diana Ross 27
                        *** *** 9 Over The Sea Jesse Rae 27
                        145 NE 1 Black Night EP Deep Purple 26
                        146 160 12 Castles In The Air The Colourfield 26
                        *** *** 5 Let Me Be Your Everything Touch Of Class 26
                        147 148 86 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 26
                        148 143 22 The Heat Is On Glenn Frey 26
                        149 RE 7 Sweet Nothing Working Week 25
                        150 185 32 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 25
                        151 168 2 Vanish Without A Trace Restless 25
                        152 161 19 Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U Prince And The Revolution 25
                        *** *** 6 The Big Kiss Thereza Bazer 25
                        *** *** 9 Here We Go Everton 1985 (The Official Team Record) 25
                        *** *** 17 Stainsby Girls Chris Rea 25
                        *** 135 12 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 25
                        153 RE 52 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 24
                        154 196 2 Big Mouth Whodini 24
                        *** *** 9 Celebrate Youth Rick Springfield 24
                        155 149 12 So Far Away Dire Straits 24
                        *** *** 13 Megarex T.Rex 24
                        *** *** 20 We Close Our Eyes Go West 24
                        *** *** 10 Dangerous Pennye Ford 24
                        156 RE 13 The Country Of The Blind Faith Brothers 23
                        157 195 28 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 23
                        *** *** 16 Cry Godley & Creme 23
                        *** *** 35 Solid Ashford & Simpson 23
                        158 NE 1 Venus De Milo Explorers 22
                        159 NE 1 Don't Go Precinct 22
                        160 NE 1 Here We Go Here We Go Young Barry John Watt 22
                        161 RE 19 Belfast Barnbrack, Vocal: Owen McMahon 22
                        162 188 6 Ball Of Confusion Love And Rockets 22
                        163 183 13 Moments In Love / Beat Box Art Of Noise 22
                        164 167 50 Two Tribes Frankie Goes To Hollywood 22
                        *** *** 10 Like I Like It Aurra 22
                        165 159 3 New Direction The Gents 22
                        *** *** 5 Zoolookologie Jean-Michel Jarre 22
                        166 145 3 Fat Boys Fat Boys 22
                        *** 138 3 Summer (The First Time) Kenny Copeland 22
                        167 127 7 Oh What A Feeling (The Paul Hardcastle Remix) Change 22
                        168 NE 1 Strange Kind Of Woman EP Deep Purple 21
                        169 RE 16 Theme From 'Shaft' Eddy & The Soul Band 21
                        170 RE 14 Wide Boy Nik Kershaw 21
                        171 189 3 Coronation Street Izzy Royal 21
                        172 181 32 Like A Virgin Madonna 21
                        173 174 58 Ben Michael Jackson 21
                        174 *** 14 That Was Yesterday (Remix) Foreigner 21
                        *** *** 16 Spend The Night The Cool Notes 21
                        *** *** 20 Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 21
                        *** 132 16 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy 21
                        *** *** 11 Don't Fall In Love (I Said) Toyah 21
                        *** *** 9 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey 21
                        175 NE 1 Don't Waste The Night Legacy 20
                        *** *** 8 Devoted To You Cacique 20
                        *** 125 8 Circus Ring (We Scream About) Vitamin Z 20
                        176 RE 12 Don't Come Around Here No More Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers 19
                        177 *** 7 Who Knows What Love Is? Strawberry Switchblade 19
                        *** *** 4 Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) Bob Dylan 19
                        178 173 4 ... From Across The Kitchen Table The Pale Fountains 19
                        179 166 4 Love Fever Shirley Brown 19
                        *** *** 15 Clouds Across The Moon RAH Band 19
                        180 146 11 My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone 19
                        *** 134 17 Pie Jesu Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston 19
                        181 NE 1 I'm A Model (Tonight's The Night) Valerie Claire 18
                        182 RE 4 Killin' Time Barry Blood 18
                        183 RE 32 Market Square Heroes Marillion 18
                        184 NE 1 Fireball EP Deep Purple 18
                        185 RE 11 No Man's Land Gerard Kenny 18
                        186 NE 1 When You're Hot Terraplane 18
                        187 RE 12 Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks 18
                        188 RE 22 Nightshift Commodores 18
                        189 NE 1 Love So Fine Sahara 18
                        190 RE 4 Theme from New York, New York Frank Sinatra 18
                        191 RE 37 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 18
                        192 RE 20 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson 18
                        193 193 23 Sex Over The Phone The Village People 18
                        194 162 18 Now That We've Found Love Third World 18
                        *** *** 5 Angel Everything But The Girl 18
                        *** 155 19 Material Girl Madonna 18
                        195 139 11 Jail House Rap Fat Boys 18
                        *** 137 18 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young 18
                        196 NE 1 Tightspot Kevin Kitchen 17
                        197 RE 7 Found My Girl Imagination 17
                        198 194 8 Cats Eyes John Kongos 17
                        199 186 16 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 17
                        200 179 24 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 17

                        chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                        • Note: there is some confusion surrounding the three Deep Purple EP entries at numbers 145, 168 and 184. They all seem to be part of the same EP but obviously that can't be correct. I've contacted kobyhadrian to seek clarification and will add a further note to this post when I get a reply.

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                          • written and produced by Harold Faltermeyer (finally at #2)

                            I'm A Model - VALERIE CLAIRE

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai0xkoX_Ayo

                            I found Miro's Lists in Discogs!

                            https://www.discogs.com/user/MIRO-VT/lists?header=1

                            https://www.discogs.com/lists/85-86-...op-100/1048757

                            https://www.discogs.com/lists/85-86-...OP-100/1066877
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                            • Some of my favourites: Glow - RJ, Genie - BB&QB, No.1 (both Chaz Jankel and Thomas Leer)

                              Last edited by radcl; Tue September 6, 2022, 09:38.

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                              • Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart new at 85 with People Get Ready but its a shadow of the original by The Impressions featuring Curts Mayfield with the definitive version. Glorious.
                                The Record Mirror Chart Re-Calculated, Re-Worked, Extended

                                The Biggest Chart Of The Time

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                                • 1985 Best Selling Singles (January - June 1985)

                                  Pos Peak Title Artist PanelSales MarketSales
                                  1 1 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 44075 749,275
                                  2 1 19 Paul Hardcastle 39359 669,103
                                  3 1 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 32552 553,384
                                  4 2 Love & Pride King 31595 537,115
                                  5 1 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 30800 523,600
                                  6 1 Easy Lover Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) 30144 512,448
                                  7 3 Solid Ashford & Simpson 26934 457,878
                                  8 1 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 26574 451,758
                                  9 2 Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears 24419 415,123
                                  10 4 Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen 21762 369,954
                                  11 2 Little Red Corvette / 1999 Prince 21658 368,186
                                  12 1 You'll Never Walk Alone The Crowd 21188 360,196
                                  13 1 Frankie Sister Sledge 18869 320,773
                                  14 1 We Are The World USA For Africa 18857 320,569
                                  15 2 Kayleigh Marillion 17985 305,745
                                  16 2 A View To A Kill Duran Duran 17567 298,639
                                  17 3 Nightshift Commodores 17317 294,389
                                  18 5 We Close Our Eyes Go West 17296 294,032
                                  19 2 That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet 17098 290,666
                                  20 4 Kiss Me Stephen 'TinTin' Duffy 16616 282,472
                                  21 3 I Feel Love (Medley) Bronski Beat / Marc Almond 16172 274,924
                                  22 2 Welcome To The Pleasuredome Frankie Goes To Hollywood 16080 273,360
                                  23 4 Shout Tears For Fears 16078 273,326
                                  24 3 Material Girl Madonna 16044 272,748
                                  25 4 Every Time You Go Away Paul Young 15306 260,202
                                  26 2 Crazy For You Madonna 14922 253,674
                                  27 3 Like A Virgin Madonna 14724 250,308
                                  28 1 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 14638 248,846
                                  29 3 Pie Jesu Sarah Brightman and Paul Miles-Kingston 14113 239,921
                                  30 6 Do What You Do Jermaine Jackson 13566 230,622
                                  31 7 Atmosphere Russ Abbot 13503 229,551
                                  32 4 Rhythm Of The Night DeBarge 13481 229,177
                                  33 4 Suddenly Billy Ocean 13479 229,143
                                  34 2 Last Christmas / Everything She Wants Wham! 13451 228,667
                                  35 3 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Jimmy Nail 12345 209,865
                                  36 2 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 12285 208,845
                                  37 5 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love David Grant And Jaki Graham 11852 201,484
                                  38 5 Since Yesterday Strawberry Switchblade 11516 195,772
                                  39 6 The Word Girl Scritti Politti 11409 193,953
                                  40 6 Things Can Only Get Better Howard Jones 11330 192,610
                                  41 4 Cherish Kool & The Gang 11314 192,338
                                  42 5 Obsession Animotion 11261 191,437
                                  43 4 One More Night Phil Collins 11248 191,216
                                  44 7 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 11214 190,638
                                  45 8 Close (To The Edit) Art Of Noise 11091 188,547
                                  46 5 Feel So Real Steve Arrington 10941 185,997
                                  47 11 Run To You Bryan Adams 10576 179,792
                                  48 7 A New England Kirsty MacColl 10482 178,194
                                  49 6 The Last Kiss David Cassidy 10395 176,715
                                  50 6 Clouds Across The Moon RAH Band 9885 168,045
                                  51 5 Out In The Fields Gary Moore & Phil Lynott 9794 166,498
                                  52 8 History Mai Tai 9676 164,492
                                  53 8 Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves 9338 158,746
                                  54 9 Wide Boy Nik Kershaw 9315 158,355
                                  55 15 Loverboy Billy Ocean 9231 156,927
                                  56 7 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 8817 149,889
                                  57 11 I Was Born To Love You Freddie Mercury 8814 149,838
                                  58 7 Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U Prince And The Revolution 8624 146,608
                                  59 12 Thinking Of You The Colourfield 8588 145,996
                                  60 13 Hangin' On A String (Contemplating) Loose Ends 8163 138,771
                                  61 12 The Heat Is On Glenn Frey 7942 135,014
                                  62 12 Sussudio Phil Collins 7847 133,399
                                  63 5 Ben Marti Webb 7533 128,061
                                  64 12 Call Me Go West 7372 125,324
                                  65 14 You're The Inspiration Chicago 7047 119,799
                                  66 11 Lover Come Back To Me Dead Or Alive 7006 119,102
                                  67 10 Slave To Love Bryan Ferry 6999 118,983
                                  68 11 Spend The Night The Cool Notes 6978 118,626
                                  69 6 The Unforgettable Fire U2 6926 117,742
                                  70 8 Step Off (Part I) Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 6916 117,572
                                  71 12 Friends Amii Stewart 6833 116,161
                                  72 6 Walls Come Tumbling Down! The Style Council 6762 114,954
                                  73 11 Johnny Come Home Fine Young Cannibals 6751 114,767
                                  74 15 All Fall Down Five Star 6687 113,679
                                  75 12 The Boys Of Summer Don Henley 6603 112,251
                                  76 10 Look Mama Howard Jones 6385 108,545
                                  77 8 I'm On Fire / Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen 6362 108,154
                                  78 14 Icing On The Cake Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy 6312 107,304
                                  79 16 Love Like Blood Killing Joke 6302 107,134
                                  80 12 Yah Mo B There (Remix) James Ingram (With Michael McDonald) 6257 106,369
                                  81 14 This Is Not America (Theme From 'The Falcon And The Snowman') David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group 6198 105,366
                                  82 9 Everything Must Change Paul Young 6087 103,479
                                  83 14 Some Like It Hot The Power Station 6083 103,411
                                  84 14 Black Man Ray China Crisis 5938 100,946
                                  85 17 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 5912 100,504
                                  86 19 Cry Godley & Creme 5749 97,733
                                  87 5 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 5632 95,744
                                  88 16 Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon 5540 94,180
                                  89 21 Duel - The First Side Propaganda 5439 92,463
                                  90 22 We Belong Pat Benatar 5427 92,259
                                  91 18 Shake The Disease Depeche Mode 5418 92,106
                                  92 21 This House (Is Where Your Love Stands) The Big Sound Authority 5326 90,542
                                  93 16 Cover Me Bruce Springsteen 5102 86,734
                                  94 12 Police Officer Smiley Culture 5091 86,547
                                  95 13 I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit) Curtis Hairston 4995 84,915
                                  96 17 Change Your Mind Sharpe And Numan 4949 84,133
                                  97 15 Life In A Northern Town Dream Academy 4946 84,082
                                  98 16 Magic Touch Loose Ends 4924 83,708
                                  99 17 Would I Lie To You? Eurythmics 4876 82,892
                                  100 14 This Is My Night Chaka Khan 4840 82,280
                                  101 18 The Belle Of St. Mark Sheila E. 4779 81,243
                                  102 6 Nellie The Elephant The Toy Dolls 4758 80,886
                                  103 26 Free Yourself The Untouchables 4718 80,206
                                  104 13 Theme From 'Shaft' Eddy & The Soul Band 4684 79,628
                                  105 15 Between The Wars (EP) Billy Bragg 4543 77,231
                                  106 17 Say Yeah The Limit 4524 76,908
                                  107 22 Thank You My Love Imagination 4501 76,517
                                  108 19 Mr. Telephone Man New Edition 4449 75,633
                                  109 15 San Damiano (Heart & Soul) Sal Solo 4440 75,480
                                  110 14 Breaking Up My Heart Shakin' Stevens 4420 75,140
                                  111 24 Thinking About Your Love Skipworth & Turner 4369 74,273
                                  112 16 Legs ZZ Top 4340 73,780
                                  113 16 Eye To Eye Chaka Khan 4330 73,610
                                  114 26 Stainsby Girls Chris Rea 4289 72,913
                                  115 18 Paisley Park Prince And The Revolution 4256 72,352
                                  116 24 Won't You Hold My Hand Now (Remix) King 4244 72,148
                                  117 19 Rage To Love Kim Wilde 4205 71,485
                                  118 21 Method Of Modern Love Daryl Hall & John Oates 4126 70,142
                                  119 10 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 4124 70,108
                                  120 29 Can I Cashmere 4080 69,360
                                  121 10 We All Follow Man. United Manchester United Football Team 4062 69,054
                                  122 21 Grimly Fiendish The Damned 3968 67,456
                                  123 22 Get It On The Power Station 3820 64,940
                                  124 22 Now That We've Found Love Third World 3789 64,413
                                  125 19 Loving The Alien (Remix) David Bowie 3717 63,189
                                  126 21 Dancing In The Dark (EP) Big Daddy 3682 62,594
                                  127 29 20/20 George Benson 3653 62,101
                                  128 23 Walk Like A Man Divine 3622 61,574
                                  129 20 So Far Away Dire Straits 3495 59,415
                                  130 16 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 3491 59,347
                                  131 24 How Soon Is Now? The Smiths 3464 58,888
                                  132 12 Head Over Heels (Remix) Tears For Fears 3337 56,729
                                  133 32 Super Gran Billy Connolly 3303 56,151
                                  134 27 So In Love Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 3265 55,505
                                  135 44 World Destruction Time Zone featuring John Lydon And Afrika Bambaataa 3244 55,148
                                  136 22 Don't Fall In Love (I Said) Toyah 3059 52,003
                                  137 14 Here We Go Everton 1985 (The Official Team Record) 3017 51,289
                                  138 19 King In A Catholic Style (Wake Up) China Crisis 3013 51,221
                                  139 22 Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top 2912 49,504
                                  140 28 That Was Yesterday (Remix) Foreigner 2865 48,705
                                  141 34 Walking On The Chinese Wall Philip Bailey 2770 47,090
                                  142 33 Who Comes To Boogie Little Benny and the Masters 2629 44,693
                                  143 16 Tomb Of Memories Paul Young 2624 44,608
                                  144 34 Personality / Let Her Feel It Eugene Wilde 2590 44,030
                                  145 31 Neutron Dance Pointer Sisters 2567 43,639
                                  146 26 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting 2565 43,605
                                  147 32 Just Another Night Mick Jagger 2540 43,180
                                  148 28 No Rest New Model Army 2540 43,180
                                  149 35 Somebody Bryan Adams 2530 43,010
                                  150 12 Fresh Kool & The Gang 2522 42,874
                                  151 29 Falling Angels Riding David Essex 2515 42,755
                                  152 34 I Hear Talk Bucks Fizz 2502 42,534
                                  153 37 Let's Go Together Change 2488 42,296
                                  154 30 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 2485 42,245
                                  155 24 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 2477 42,109
                                  156 16 One Night In Bangkok Murray Head 2425 41,225
                                  157 26 Just A Shadow Big Country 2420 41,140
                                  158 13 Lay Your Hands On Me Thompson Twins 2368 40,256
                                  159 28 Misled Kool & The Gang 2271 38,607
                                  160 21 Invisible Alison Moyet 2258 38,386
                                  161 50 Imagination Belouis Some 2251 38,267
                                  162 35 Absolute Reality The Alarm 2220 37,740
                                  163 27 The Live EP Gary Numan 2212 37,604
                                  164 26 Shakespeare's Sister The Smiths 2191 37,247
                                  165 13 N-N-Nineteen Not Out The Commentators 2185 37,145
                                  166 33 Starvation / Tam-Tam Pour L'Ethiopie Starvation / Tam-Tam Pour L'Ethiopie 2167 36,839
                                  167 26 Be Near Me ABC 2116 35,972
                                  168 43 Tainted Love Soft Cell 2113 35,921
                                  169 17 My Toot Toot Denise La Salle 1997 33,949
                                  170 38 Heaven Bryan Adams 1953 33,201
                                  171 14 Life In One Day Howard Jones 1937 32,929
                                  172 45 Belfast Barnbrack, Vocal: Owen McMahon 1921 32,657
                                  173 14 The Riddle Nik Kershaw 1840 31,280
                                  174 58 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1819 30,923
                                  175 20 Round And Round Spandau Ballet 1771 30,107
                                  176 41 No Fool (For Love) Hazell Dean 1751 29,767
                                  177 50 More Than I Can Bear (Remix) Matt Bianco 1698 28,866
                                  178 32 Act Of War Elton John & Millie Jackson 1672 28,424
                                  179 45 The Megamelle Mix / Pump Me Up Grandmaster Melle Mel And The Furious Five 1666 28,322
                                  180 49 Breakfast The Associates 1660 28,220
                                  181 59 Sex Over The Phone The Village People 1653 28,101
                                  182 22 Turn It Up The Conway Brothers 1650 28,050
                                  183 47 Never Understand The Jesus And Mary Chain 1640 27,880
                                  184 42 Remember I Love You Jim Diamond 1627 27,659
                                  185 23 The Wild Boys Duran Duran 1623 27,591
                                  186 45 It's It's ... The Sweet Mix Sweet 1618 27,506
                                  187 41 Here I Come Barrington Levy 1584 26,928
                                  188 25 The Shadow Of Love (Édition Première) The Damned 1572 26,724
                                  189 43 Dangerous Pennye Ford 1536 26,112
                                  190 26 Live Is Life Opus 1501 25,517
                                  191 43 Groovin' War 1498 25,466
                                  192 42 El Vino Collapso Black Lace 1494 25,398
                                  193 44 Julia Eurythmics 1470 24,990
                                  194 50 You Should Have Known Better T. C. Curtis, Backing vocals by Galaxy 1459 24,803
                                  195 77 Missing You Diana Ross 1437 24,429
                                  196 54 Romance (Let Your Heart Go) David Cassidy 1435 24,395
                                  197 44 Let It Swing Bobbysocks! 1435 24,395
                                  198 53 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 1428 24,276
                                  199 47 Piece Of The Action Meat Loaf 1400 23,800
                                  200 72 Megarex T.Rex 1378 23,426

                                  compiled by kingofskiffle from Gallup data and based on sales from 31 December 1984 to 29 June 1985

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                                  • The above Year-to-date chart includes all sales for records which appear on the weekly sales reports. Sales for weeks where a title didn't appear on the report aren't included.

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                                    • I occasionally notice in the bottom half of Top 200 old re-issued songs(never charted in UK before).And in the last chart there is a similar case

                                      new at 113 One Cold vibe by Third World-track from 1979.

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                                      • and Paul Hardcastle's Rain Forest?

                                        15 June 1985 75 new Rain Forest

                                        Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                        The 1985 chart entry of 'Out Of Touch' has both a different catalogue number and B side to the 1984 release, so it's definitely a new entry.

                                        1984: https://www.45cat.com/record/rca449
                                        1985: https://www.45cat.com/record/pb49967

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                                        • ^ Yes that's another notable and revealing aspect of studying these extended charts; some real curios have appeared since the start of '83 that we wouldn't necessarily have expected to find charting belatedly, particularly if they didn't make any impact at the time of original release (although in the BMRB era it's difficult to compare like-for-like given we only have 75-positions-long charts at best to go on).

                                          The next chart will be the one that was valid on the day of Live Aid - 13th July. It'll be interesting to see what impacts those many memorable and in a few cases legendary performances will have on those acts' singles sales the following week. Nowadays we're accustomed to seeing temporary boosts to artists' fortunes following a big live concert, but that's with the ease of streaming and downloading their catalogue digitally and having most of it available online to buy or rent. Back in '85 there were only physical discs (and in a few cases cassettes) and only some will still be available while others have been deleted or simply are too old to be stocked anywhere. I would expect noticeable rises in current hits from the relevant people though at least.

                                          Weird re the sudden splurge of Deep Purplism! Clarity from Kobyhadrian would indeed be useful there Robbie.

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                                          • Originally posted by radcl View Post
                                            and Paul Hardcastle's Rain Forest?

                                            15 June 1985 75 new Rain Forest


                                            Yes - the Sep 84 entry is on BR 8 and the 15 Jun 85 entry is on BR 15. Apparently (45cat) BR 15 was issued in June 85.
                                            http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                                            Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                                            • Originally posted by Gambo View Post

                                              Weird re the sudden splurge of Deep Purplism! Clarity from Kobyhadrian would indeed be useful there Robbie.
                                              My thinking is it’s an import series. The only Deep Purple EP I can find is a single EP with all 4 tracks thats an import (German I think). The titles on the Deep Purple here are as exactly on the report Kobyhadrian provided when typed, so I know he will have typed what was present, so the query is what Gallup thought these where…. An import seems likely, maybe linked to a tour? I dont know if they did one at that stage?
                                              http://thechartbook.co.uk - for the latest are best chart book - By Decade!
                                              Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                                              • UK USA #1

                                                9 2 Everybody Wants To Rule The World USA 2#1
                                                16 2 A View To A Kill USA 2#1
                                                23 4 Shout USA 3#1
                                                25 4 Every Time You Go Away USA 1#1
                                                26 2 Crazy For You USA 1#1
                                                27 3 Like A Virgin USA 6#1
                                                43 4 One More Night USA 2#1
                                                44 7 Don't You (Forget About Me) USA 1#1
                                                58 7 Let's Go Crazy / Take Me With U USA 2#1
                                                62 12 Sussudio USA 1#1
                                                88 16 Can't Fight This Feeling USA 3#1
                                                170 38 Heaven USA 2#1

                                                Out Of Touch USA 2#1
                                                Everything She Wants USA 2#1
                                                Last edited by radcl; Tue September 6, 2022, 12:44.

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                                                • Originally posted by miro1234 View Post
                                                  I occasionally notice in the bottom half of Top 200 old re-issued songs(never charted in UK before).And in the last chart there is a similar case

                                                  new at 113 One Cold vibe by Third World-track from 1979.
                                                  Thanks for mentioning this as it has alerted me to a database error. When I've checked, it appears the entry should be 'One To One' by Third World rather than 'One Cold Vibe'. The chart I posted has now been updated.

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                                                  • Makin' Time was a male/female mod band featuring future Charlatans founder Martin Blunt! What a thing to find!



                                                    Too Young To Know is advertised in Music Week as the Aled Jones pop single - obviously it wasn't very pop(ular)!
                                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQguarm_wpg

                                                    John Watt single is a three-pronged tribute to Northern Irish sports personalities - there are actually 2 songs on the a side (Side 1) of the single. https://www.discogs.com/release/7545...Go-Young-Barry



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