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  • UK Singles Charts: 1986 (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 1986. As with 1983, 1984 and 1985, 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 1986 will be posted on Monday 24 October 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 (24 October) and there are a total of 53 weekly charts and an end of year chart to be posted as well as 3 year-to-date charts. 57 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 1986, should be posted just before Christmas.

    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 1986 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

    1985: https://www.ukmix.org/forum/chart-di...rt-panel-sales

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    • #3
      Looking forward to seeing these charts. One question, do you expect the chart panel sales (for 1986) to be multiplied by 17 to obtain market sales? Thanks

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bankcottage001 View Post
        Looking forward to seeing these charts. One question, do you expect the chart panel sales (for 1986) to be multiplied by 17 to obtain market sales? Thanks
        I knew there was something I should have posted! I did the same on the 1985 thread if I recall. I'll check it out in the morning - there is a thread somewhere that has all the multipliers from 1983 to 1994 but I can't find it at present. I'll look for it tomorrow.

        Kobyhadrian has indicated the multiplier for 1986 was 18. This is based on panel sales where he has indicated everything above the line sold 250,000+. This only works on an 18 multiplier. He also indicated the same for 1985. I don't know if this is his preferred multiplier or if someone has said that it's 18.

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        • #5
          I've found the thread. It was 17 for 1986 according to Dave Taylor. I'm not sure where kobyhadrian got 18. Just to add to the confusion, on the sales lists that the OCC compiled for Channel 5 last year for the end of year best sellers for the 1980s, the OCC used 19 as the multiplier. That's far too high in my view. But depending on which one you want to use, the multiplier is 17 (the accepted one for the time), 18 (could this be an Alan Jones multiplier that kobyhadrian is quoting?) or 19 (OCC in 2021).

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          • #6
            I don’t understand why the multiplier would change depending on source. If 17 was used at the time why would it be revised at a later date…. unless the larger sample sizes used in later years suggested an underestimation historically? I’m not sure how it would though and why it wouldn’t also throw into question the actual single rankings themselves.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoenix123 View Post
              I don’t understand why the multiplier would change depending on source. If 17 was used at the time why would it be revised at a later date…. unless the larger sample sizes used in later years suggested an underestimation historically? I’m not sure how it would though and why it wouldn’t also throw into question the actual single rankings themselves.
              I believe that a recommended multiplier (by Gallup) was only introduced from 1988 (when Gallup started to print the number on the chart report) and the ones that were in place prior to this were unofficial. Alan Jones, in Record Mirror, sometimes used a higher figure for his end of year analysis. i've just checked his end of year analysis for 1986 and he has used 18 as the multiplier. The OCC (in 2021) have revisited the multipliers in use for 1983 to 1987 with the end result that cumulative sales from some years have been increased while sales for other years have been lowered.

              The singles rankings won't be affected as they are compiled using chart panel sales. It's the figure that converts them from panel sales to estimated total market sales that is the problem. Perhaps Gallup started to recommend a multiplier in 1988 to avoid this confusion. As I posted, Alan Jones would use his own multiplier and perhaps Gallup saw the need for an official recommended figure to counteract this.

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              • #8
                As far as I am aware the multiplier had not changed. It had been set at 17 by Gallup in 1983 and would remain at that figure into the 1990s. Alan Jones clearly used 18 in Record Mirror analysis in 1986 and 1987, but this was apparently his take, not Gallup's.

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                • #9
                  11 January 1986

                  Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                  1 3 10 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 2041
                  2 2 9 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 1652
                  3 1 6 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 1558
                  4 11 7 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 1127
                  5 27 3 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha 1069
                  6 7 6 Dress You Up Madonna 932
                  7 14 7 Girlie Girlie Sophia George 881
                  8 5 12 Walking In The Air Aled Jones 852
                  9 8 8 I'm Your Man Wham! 815
                  10 21 3 Saturday Love Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal 761
                  11 9 8 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 720
                  12 19 6 Wrap Her Up Elton John 694
                  13 4 38 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 645
                  14 6 5 Last Christmas Wham! 644
                  15 12 12 We Built This City Starship 631
                  16 10 12 See The Day Dee C. Lee 625
                  17 15 8 Don't You Just Know It Amazulu 616
                  18 13 7 Spies Like Us Paul McCartney 585
                  19 18 8 Don't Look Down - The Sequel Go West 502
                  20 25 6 Russians Sting 484
                  21 23 6 Leaving Me Now (Re-Mix) Level 42 483
                  22 16 9 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 437
                  23 29 6 Ring Of Ice Jennifer Rush 428
                  24 17 14 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey 428
                  25 38 8 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin 417
                  26 50 2 You Little Thief Feargal Sharkey 389
                  27 36 4 Alice, I Want You Just For Me! Full Force 372
                  28 26 6 She's Strange Cameo 317
                  29 28 10 After The Love Has Gone Princess 305
                  30 NE 1 Walk Of Life Dire Straits 290
                  31 49 8 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 272
                  32 33 16 Take On Me a-ha 251
                  33 35 30 The Power Of Love (Remix) Jennifer Rush 241
                  34 117 2 Torture King 240
                  35 NE 1 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 224
                  36 39 5 Mr. D.J. The Concept 220
                  37 31 14 Road To Nowhere Talking Heads 219
                  38 22 10 The Show Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew 219
                  39 NE 1 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) Eurythmics 211
                  40 24 12 Don't Break My Heart UB40 210
                  41 37 9 Mated David Grant And Jaki Graham 198
                  42 NE 1 System Addict Five Star 185
                  43 32 27 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 178
                  44 30 5 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden 170
                  45 43 6 Because Julian Lennon 159
                  46 34 7 Hokey Cokey Black Lace 150
                  47 20 5 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / My Hometown Bruce Springsteen 146
                  48 41 6 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir with The Royal Choral Society 144
                  49 47 12 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits 129
                  50 67 3 Days Like These Billy Bragg 126
                  51 42 9 One Vision Queen 123
                  52 66 4 New York Eyes Nicole With Timmy Thomas 116
                  53 56 6 Pictures In The Dark Mike Oldfield featuring Aled Jones, Anita & Barry Palmer 116
                  54 46 8 Sun City Artists United Against Apartheid 114
                  55 55 2 The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye) Marc Almond 106
                  56 70 7 Christmas Medley Weekend 103
                  57 NE 1 Is It A Crime Sade 101
                  58 54 7 When A Heart Beats Nik Kershaw 100
                  59 180 5 Only Love Nana Mouskouri 93
                  60 82 2 You're My Last Chance 52nd Street 91
                  61 51 11 Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin 91
                  62 NE 1 Guilty Yarbrough & Peoples 89
                  63 53 24 Trapped Colonel Abrams 88
                  64 NE 1 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley 84
                  65 58 6 Inspector Gadget The Kartoon Krew 77
                  66 65 6 Edge Of Darkness Eric Clapton With Michael Kamen 76
                  67 45 6 It's In Every One Of Us Cliff Richard 74
                  68 73 7 Revolution (Remix) The Cult 69
                  69 68 17 When Love Breaks Down Prefab Sprout 69
                  70 59 17 Something About You Level 42 69
                  71 44 5 Walking In The Air Peter Auty 67
                  72 80 5 One Nation Masquerade 66
                  73 79 6 Glenn Miller Medley John Anderson Big Band 64
                  74 60 14 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds 64
                  75 40 9 White Christmas Keith Harris And Orville 64
                  76 85 9 For You Snowy White 63
                  77 78 11 It's Only Love Bryan Adams / Tina Turner 63
                  78 61 14 Gambler Madonna 62
                  *** 63 7 Do You Believe In Miracles Slade 61
                  *** 48 10 That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick & Friends featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder 61
                  79 *** 10 Just For Money Paul Hardcastle 58
                  *** *** 10 Lost Weekend Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 58
                  80 133 5 My Guy, My Girl Amii Stewart & Deon Estus 56
                  81 NE 1 Ocean Blue ABC 55
                  *** 62 7 Heart Of Lothian Marillion 54
                  82 NE 1 Naughty Naughty John Parr 53
                  83 *** 9 Warrior Groove D.S.M. 50
                  *** 57 14 Nikita Elton John 50
                  84 NE 1 If I Ruled The World Kurtis Blow 49
                  85 75 6 Revolution Thompson Twins 49
                  *** 72 12 Uncle Sam Madness 49
                  86 84 19 Dancing In The Street David Bowie and Mick Jagger 48
                  *** *** 9 Caravan Of Love Isley Jasper Isley 47
                  *** *** 15 Yeh Yeh Matt Bianco 46
                  87 *** 10 Blue Fine Young Cannibals 44
                  88 *** 6 The Truth Colonel Abrams 43
                  89 91 8 The Heart And Soul E.P. Huey Lewis And The News 43
                  *** 71 12 Stairway To Heaven Far Corporation 43
                  *** 77 4 Thank You Very Much Mr. Eastwood Dermot Morgan 41
                  90 99 13 Sleeping Bag ZZ Top 40
                  91 93 5 All The Love (In The World) Rose Marie 40
                  *** 64 71 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 39
                  92 *** 12 You Are My Lady Freddie Jackson 38
                  93 *** 9 R.S.V.P. Five Star 37
                  94 88 14 Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer 37
                  *** *** 14 Slave To The Rhythm Grace Jones 37
                  *** *** 12 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys 36
                  95 94 7 What's Your Name Zinno 34
                  96 NE 1 Somewhere (From West Side Story) Barbra Streisand 33
                  *** *** 13 The Taste Of Your Tears King 33
                  97 83 17 Angel Madonna 33
                  *** 52 6 Merry Xmas Everybody Slade 33
                  98 118 5 Girls Are More Fun Ray Parker Jr. 32
                  99 96 25 Into The Groove Madonna 32
                  *** *** 12 Cloudbusting Kate Bush 32
                  *** *** 4 Raise The Roof The Conway Brothers 31
                  *** 90 20 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News 31
                  *** 81 39 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 31
                  100 110 143 Blue Monday New Order 30
                  101 104 6 Easier Said Than Done Jon Anderson 30
                  102 101 13 Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo & The Bunnymen 30
                  *** *** 34 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 30
                  103 RE 5 Happy Birthday To You The Festival Singers 29
                  104 *** 8 Music Is The Answer Colonel Abrams 29
                  *** *** 12 Election Day Arcadia 29
                  *** *** 5 Christmas Time Bryan Adams 29
                  105 *** 7 Slammers King Kurt 28
                  106 *** 20 St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) John Parr 28
                  *** 95 12 Cities In Dust Siouxsie And The Banshees 28
                  *** *** 5 Tonight She Comes The Cars 28
                  107 NE 1 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy 27
                  108 103 21 P: Machinery Propaganda 27
                  *** *** 8 Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler, Guest Vocalist Todd Rundgren 27
                  109 *** 6 Whenever You Need Somebody O'Chi Brown 26
                  *** *** 14 You Are My World The Communards 26
                  *** *** 6 Windswept Bryan Ferry 26
                  *** *** 10 Sub-Culture New Order 26
                  *** 98 15 Running Free (Live) Iron Maiden 26
                  *** 69 13 Howards' Way The Simon May Orchestra 26
                  110 NE 1 Living In The Past Drum Theatre 25
                  111 *** 9 That Certain Smile Midge Ure 25
                  112 121 8 Brave New World New Model Army 25
                  *** 92 15 Rain The Cult 25
                  *** 86 7 Let's Go To The Disco Russ Abbot 25
                  *** *** 7 Jealous Guy John Lennon 24
                  113 *** 22 Knock On Wood / Medley [Light My Fire / 137 Disco Heaven] Amii Stewart 23
                  114 *** 6 Echoes In A Shallow Bay (EP) Cocteau Twins 23
                  115 *** 13 Chief Inspector Wally Badarou 22
                  116 *** 79 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye 22
                  117 109 14 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) Tears For Fears 22
                  *** 97 12 The Bottom Line Big Audio Dynamite 22
                  118 RE 23 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 21
                  119 174 16 Alone Without You King 21
                  120 136 47 Drive The Cars 21
                  *** 87 18 Rebel Yell Billy Idol 21
                  *** 74 6 Lonely This Christmas Mud 21
                  121 RE 10 I'll Be Your Friend Precious Wilson 20
                  122 RE 16 After The Fire Roger Daltrey 20
                  123 RE 45 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner 20
                  124 RE 11 Set It Off Masquerade 20
                  125 RE 7 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want The Dream Academy 20
                  *** *** 19 Single Life Cameo 20
                  *** *** 9 Holding Back The Years Simply Red 20
                  126 167 28 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 19
                  127 131 19 Lavender Marillion 19
                  *** *** 10 Your Personal Touch Evelyn 'Champagne' King 19
                  *** 107 55 Holiday Madonna 19
                  128 141 18 Love Take Over Five Star 18
                  129 137 42 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 18
                  130 *** 8 Medley: (a) The Navy (b) Macho Man (c) Y.M.C.A Village People 18
                  131 135 15 My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) Dead Or Alive 18
                  *** *** 9 Oh Louise Junior 18
                  132 NE 1 You & Me The Flirts 17
                  133 RE 38 The Power Of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood 17
                  134 RE 3 Johnny B. Goode Marty McFly With The Starlighters 17
                  135 RE 4 Rescue Me Zerra One 17
                  136 182 9 Burning Heart Survivor 17
                  137 163 29 Kayleigh Marillion 17
                  138 158 32 Holding Out For A Hero Bonnie Tyler 17
                  139 *** 11 Tell Me (How It Feels) 52nd Street 17
                  140 *** 5 I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down US Remix) Paul Young 17
                  *** 120 24 I Got You Babe UB40, Guest Vocals by Chrissie Hynde 17
                  *** *** 5 Words With The Shaman (EP) David Sylvian, Jon Hassell • Steve Jansen, Holger Czukay 17
                  *** *** 14 Rock Me Baby Johnny Nash 17
                  141 105 21 Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo) Red Box 17
                  *** 100 8 Go Home Stevie Wonder 17
                  142 RE 16 Brand New Friend Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 16
                  143 RE 11 La Femme Accident Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 16
                  144 RE 4 From 'Miami Vice': Vice Grandmaster Melle Mel 16
                  145 *** 8 Best Mix Of Our Lives Modern Romance 16
                  146 160 8 Tiny Dynamine (EP) Cocteau Twins 16
                  147 149 15 The Lodgers The Style Council 16
                  148 142 26 Too Many Games Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 16
                  *** *** 5 Golden Pennies Harvey Andrews 16
                  149 116 14 Oh Sheila Ready For The World 16
                  150 RE 13 Dirty Old Town The Pogues 15
                  151 159 60 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 15
                  *** *** 13 King For A Day Thompson Twins 15
                  152 146 23 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Tina Turner 15
                  *** *** 7 Let My People Go (Part I) The Winans 15
                  153 124 12 Just Like Honey The Jesus And Mary Chain 15
                  154 111 76 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 15
                  155 89 18 If I Was Midge Ure 15
                  156 RE 43 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 14
                  157 RE 11 Cruisers Creek / L.A. The Fall 14
                  158 RE 42 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 14
                  159 RE 12 This Is England The Clash 14
                  160 183 3 I Dreamed A Dream Patti LuPone 14
                  *** *** 9 Can Your Pussy Do The Dog? The Cramps 14
                  *** 125 19 Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder 14
                  *** 119 5 Oh Blimey It's Christmas (EP) Frank Sidebottom 14
                  161 113 32 The Unforgettable Fire U2 14
                  162 RE 22 Let Me Be The One Five Star 13
                  163 RE 3 The Way Love's Supposed To Be / African Lady Tony Stevens 13
                  164 RE 15 Don't Mess With Dr. Dream Thompson Twins 13
                  165 RE 27 Easy Lover Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) 13
                  166 RE 13 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side The Smiths 13
                  167 RE 22 Dancin' In The Key Of Life (Remix) Steve Arrington 13
                  168 *** 8 No One Emotion (Remix) George Benson 13
                  169 190 10 Emergency (Remix) Kool & The Gang 13
                  170 176 46 Jingo Candido 13
                  171 *** 12 Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean) Pat Benatar 13
                  172 155 33 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 13
                  173 148 91 Pal Of My Cradle Days Ann Breen 13
                  *** 130 24 Say I'm Your Number One Princess 13
                  174 RE 5 New Rose (Single 12 Inch) The Damned 12
                  175 RE 8 Give And Take Brass Construction 12
                  176 RE 11 Hit And Run Total Contrast 12
                  177 RE 11 (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena Sandra 12
                  178 RE 3 Uptown Express (Club Version) B.T. Express 12
                  179 RE 3 Geronimo (Live At Madison Square Gardens) The Crow 12
                  180 RE 7 Pop Life Prince And The Revolution 12
                  181 197 6 100% Caprice 12
                  182 193 102 Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood 12
                  183 189 2 One Dance Won't Do Audrey Hall 12
                  184 177 7 What's Gone Wrong? The Untouchables 12
                  *** 140 19 (I'll Be A) Freak For You Royalle Delite 12
                  *** 132 7 If I Give My Heart To You Dana 12
                  *** 127 22 Running Up That Hill Kate Bush 12
                  *** 126 14 The Sweetest Taboo Sade 12
                  *** *** 6 ˇKick Over The Statues! Redskins 12
                  185 114 31 Crazy For You Madonna 12
                  *** 112 10 Again Jimmy Tarbuck 12
                  *** RE 5 Theme from New York, New York Frank Sinatra 12
                  *** 102 43 Eastenders Simon May 12
                  186 RE 3 Good To The Last Drop C-Bank featuring Eleanor Mills 11
                  187 RE 36 I Know Him So Well Elaine Paige And Barbara Dickson 11
                  188 RE 20 Goodbye Girl Go West 11
                  189 RE 8 Hard Magic Divine 11
                  190 RE 44 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 11
                  191 RE 17 I Can Dream About You Dan Hartman 11
                  192 RE 7 Greenback Dollar Men They Couldn't Hang 11
                  193 RE 9 You Don't Know (Oh-Oh-Oh!) Serious Intention 11
                  194 RE 5 Heavenly Action Erasure 11
                  195 RE 17 Yesterday's Men Madness 11
                  196 RE 14 Is It A Dream "Wild West End Mix" The Damned 11
                  197 RE 29 19 Paul Hardcastle 11
                  198 184 26 White Wedding Billy Idol 11
                  199 173 9 No Rope As Long As Time / Radio Africa Latin Quarter 11
                  200 169 9 Fletch, Get Outta Town Dan Hartman 11

                  chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                  • #10
                    The panel sales figure for 'West End Girls' is the lowest for a number 1 since Gallup took over chart compilation duties in January 1983. Using 17 as the multiplier, this converts to a total market sale of 34,697. That may even be the lowest weekly sale for a number 1 since BMRB began to use actual sales figures in February 1969, although I can't say that with any certainty.

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                    • #11
                      Just another updated thank-you to the intrepid trio who produce these well-presented, fascinating and genuinely unique threads. Really looking forward as ever to seeing what unfolds for the next 12 months.

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                      • #12
                        I think Alan Jones suggested in Music Week in the early 1990s that sales at number in one or two weeks were the lowest since around 1972.

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                        • #13
                          18 January 1986

                          Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                          1 1 11 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 3479
                          2 5 4 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha 2940
                          3 4 8 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 1775
                          4 30 2 Walk Of Life Dire Straits 1671
                          5 26 3 You Little Thief Feargal Sharkey 1571
                          6 10 4 Saturday Love Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal 1536
                          7 7 8 Girlie Girlie Sophia George 1210
                          8 31 9 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 1080
                          9 2 10 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 1063
                          10 27 5 Alice, I Want You Just For Me! Full Force 1056
                          11 25 9 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin 1046
                          12 20 7 Russians Sting 1019
                          13 39 2 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) Eurythmics 837
                          14 23 7 Ring Of Ice Jennifer Rush 817
                          15 21 7 Leaving Me Now (Re-Mix) Level 42 771
                          16 12 7 Wrap Her Up Elton John 762
                          17 35 2 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 734
                          18 8 13 Walking In The Air Aled Jones 636
                          19 11 9 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 602
                          20 3 7 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 587
                          21 6 7 Dress You Up Madonna 581
                          22 42 2 System Addict Five Star 519
                          23 34 3 Torture King 513
                          24 15 13 We Built This City Starship 489
                          25 59 6 Only Love Nana Mouskouri 483
                          26 18 8 Spies Like Us Paul McCartney 477
                          27 9 9 I'm Your Man Wham! 449
                          28 17 9 Don't You Just Know It Amazulu 444
                          29 NE 1 Spirit Of '76 The Alarm 374
                          30 29 11 After The Love Has Gone Princess 352
                          31 19 9 Don't Look Down - The Sequel Go West 346
                          32 64 2 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley 338
                          33 16 13 See The Day Dee C. Lee 293
                          34 NE 1 Shake Your Foundations AC/DC 288
                          35 33 31 The Power Of Love (Remix) Jennifer Rush 271
                          36 14 6 Last Christmas Wham! 264
                          37 22 10 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 253
                          38 32 17 Take On Me a-ha 252
                          39 24 15 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey 249
                          40 NE 1 La Vie En Rose / Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones 244
                          41 NE 1 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk 236
                          42 28 7 She's Strange Cameo 235
                          43 50 4 Days Like These Billy Bragg 206
                          44 52 5 New York Eyes Nicole With Timmy Thomas 195
                          45 NE 1 Cut Me Down (Remix) Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 192
                          46 NE 1 Imagination Belouis Some 182
                          47 13 39 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 180
                          48 36 6 Mr. D.J. The Concept 179
                          49 57 2 Is It A Crime Sade 177
                          50 NE 1 Leader Of The Pack Twisted Sister 174
                          51 45 7 Because Julian Lennon 167
                          52 60 3 You're My Last Chance 52nd Street 165
                          53 62 2 Guilty Yarbrough & Peoples 161
                          54 72 6 One Nation Masquerade 158
                          55 48 7 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir with The Royal Choral Society 155
                          56 37 15 Road To Nowhere Talking Heads 155
                          57 98 6 Girls Are More Fun Ray Parker Jr. 151
                          58 84 2 If I Ruled The World Kurtis Blow 148
                          59 81 2 Ocean Blue ABC 144
                          60 38 11 The Show Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew 143
                          61 73 7 Glenn Miller Medley John Anderson Big Band 131
                          62 55 3 The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye) Marc Almond 127
                          63 40 13 Don't Break My Heart UB40 122
                          64 41 10 Mated David Grant And Jaki Graham 118
                          65 44 6 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden 107
                          66 NE 1 Small Blue Thing Suzanne Vega 104
                          67 66 7 Edge Of Darkness Eric Clapton With Michael Kamen 101
                          68 82 2 Naughty Naughty John Parr 100
                          69 49 13 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits 98
                          70 53 7 Pictures In The Dark Mike Oldfield featuring Aled Jones, Anita & Barry Palmer 96
                          71 43 28 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 89
                          72 76 10 For You Snowy White 87
                          73 63 25 Trapped Colonel Abrams 77
                          74 51 10 One Vision Queen 71
                          75 RE 13 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 68
                          76 74 15 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds 68
                          77 NE 1 The Oak Tree Morris Day 67
                          78 NE 1 Rapper's Delight / We Got The Funk Sugarhill Gang / Positive Force 64
                          79 109 7 Whenever You Need Somebody O'Chi Brown 63
                          80 *** 11 That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick & Friends featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder 63
                          81 67 7 It's In Every One Of Us Cliff Richard 63
                          *** 54 9 Sun City Artists United Against Apartheid 62
                          82 NE 1 Get Loose Aleem 61
                          83 80 6 My Guy, My Girl Amii Stewart & Deon Estus 61
                          84 110 2 Living In The Past Drum Theatre 59
                          85 NE 1 Riptide Robert Palmer 58
                          86 NE 1 It Doesn't Really Matter Zapp 56
                          87 121 11 I'll Be Your Friend Precious Wilson 56
                          *** 69 18 When Love Breaks Down Prefab Sprout 54
                          88 96 2 Somewhere (From West Side Story) Barbra Streisand 53
                          89 NE 1 Years Later Cactus World News 51
                          *** 68 8 Revolution (Remix) The Cult 51
                          *** *** 8 Heart Of Lothian Marillion 49
                          *** 46 8 Hokey Cokey Black Lace 49
                          *** 47 6 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / My Hometown Bruce Springsteen 49
                          90 83 10 Warrior Groove D.S.M. 48
                          *** 65 7 Inspector Gadget The Kartoon Krew 48
                          91 NE 1 Chain Reaction Diana Ross 47
                          92 183 3 One Dance Won't Do Audrey Hall 47
                          93 NE 1 Hold Me Teddy Pendergrass With Whitney Houston 45
                          94 *** 6 Tonight She Comes The Cars 42
                          *** 58 8 When A Heart Beats Nik Kershaw 41
                          95 *** 13 Election Day Arcadia 40
                          *** 70 18 Something About You Level 42 40
                          *** 86 20 Dancing In The Street David Bowie and Mick Jagger 39
                          *** 71 6 Walking In The Air Peter Auty 39
                          96 NE 1 Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp 38
                          96 NE 1 Object Of My Desire Starpoint 38
                          98 NE 1 Just Having Fun Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew 38
                          99 89 9 The Heart And Soul E.P. Huey Lewis And The News 38
                          *** *** 10 Caravan Of Love Isley Jasper Isley 38
                          *** *** 13 Uncle Sam Madness 38
                          100 RE 7 Nineteen Phil Lynott 37
                          *** *** 11 Lost Weekend Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 37
                          *** 61 12 Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin 36
                          *** *** 15 Slave To The Rhythm Grace Jones 36
                          101 NE 1 The Captain Of Her Heart Double 34
                          102 107 2 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy 34
                          103 155 19 If I Was Midge Ure 33
                          104 92 13 You Are My Lady Freddie Jackson 33
                          105 91 6 All The Love (In The World) Rose Marie 33
                          *** *** 8 Do You Believe In Miracles Slade 33
                          106 *** 16 Rain The Cult 32
                          107 88 7 The Truth Colonel Abrams 32
                          *** *** 13 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys 32
                          108 124 12 Set It Off Masquerade 31
                          109 100 144 Blue Monday New Order 31
                          110 94 15 Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer 31
                          *** *** 72 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 31
                          *** *** 13 Stairway To Heaven Far Corporation 31
                          *** 85 7 Revolution Thompson Twins 31
                          111 77 12 It's Only Love Bryan Adams / Tina Turner 31
                          112 NE 1 Throwing Stones At The Wind Pallas 30
                          113 *** 9 Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It Bonnie Tyler, Guest Vocalist Todd Rundgren 30
                          *** *** 35 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 30
                          114 102 14 Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo & The Bunnymen 30
                          *** *** 16 Yeh Yeh Matt Bianco 30
                          115 *** 8 Let's Go To The Disco Russ Abbot 29
                          116 87 11 Blue Fine Young Cannibals 29
                          *** 75 10 White Christmas Keith Harris And Orville 29
                          117 *** 10 Holding Back The Years Simply Red 28
                          *** *** 15 Nikita Elton John 28
                          *** *** 21 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News 27
                          *** 95 8 What's Your Name Zinno 27
                          118 *** 8 If I Give My Heart To You Dana 26
                          119 *** 13 The Bottom Line Big Audio Dynamite 26
                          *** *** 5 Raise The Roof The Conway Brothers 25
                          *** *** 14 The Taste Of Your Tears King 25
                          120 93 10 R.S.V.P. Five Star 25
                          *** *** 5 Thank You Very Much Mr. Eastwood Dermot Morgan 25
                          *** *** 16 Running Free (Live) Iron Maiden 24
                          *** *** 13 Cloudbusting Kate Bush 24
                          121 NE 1 Everybody's Singing Love Songs / Space Bass Sweet Thunder / Slick 23
                          122 154 77 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 23
                          123 148 27 Too Many Games Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 23
                          124 104 9 Music Is The Answer Colonel Abrams 23
                          125 79 11 Just For Money Paul Hardcastle 23
                          *** *** 7 Windswept Bryan Ferry 22
                          *** 99 26 Into The Groove Madonna 22
                          126 90 14 Sleeping Bag ZZ Top 22
                          127 *** 11 Your Personal Touch Evelyn 'Champagne' King 21
                          *** *** 8 Jealous Guy John Lennon 21
                          *** *** 11 Sub-Culture New Order 21
                          128 101 7 Easier Said Than Done Jon Anderson 21
                          129 RE 4 Do Me Baby Meli'sa Morgan 20
                          130 *** 56 Holiday Madonna 20
                          131 126 29 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 20
                          *** *** 19 Rebel Yell Billy Idol 20
                          132 111 10 That Certain Smile Midge Ure 20
                          *** 108 22 P: Machinery Propaganda 20
                          *** *** 14 Howards' Way The Simon May Orchestra 20
                          *** *** 40 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 20
                          133 RE 7 In Search Of Love Barry Manilow 19
                          134 117 15 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) Tears For Fears 19
                          135 116 80 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye 19
                          *** *** 15 You Are My World The Communards 19
                          *** 78 15 Gambler Madonna 19
                          136 NE 1 Lying Peter Frampton 18
                          137 149 15 Oh Sheila Ready For The World 18
                          *** *** 10 Oh Louise Junior 18
                          138 56 8 Christmas Medley Weekend 18
                          139 NE 1 The Alphabet Army J.B's Allstars 17
                          140 *** 6 Golden Pennies Harvey Andrews 17
                          141 139 12 Tell Me (How It Feels) 52nd Street 17
                          142 132 2 You & Me The Flirts 17
                          *** *** 13 Cities In Dust Siouxsie And The Banshees 17
                          *** *** 20 Single Life Cameo 17
                          143 RE 21 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar 16
                          144 RE 10 Strength The Alarm 16
                          145 RE 7 Que Te Quiero? (kay-tay-key-aero) Katrina And The Waves 16
                          146 *** 44 Eastenders Simon May 16
                          147 178 4 Uptown Express B.T. Express 16
                          148 172 34 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 16
                          149 151 61 Shout Lulu And The Luvers 16
                          150 130 9 Medley: (a) The Navy (b) Macho Man (c) Y.M.C.A Village People 16
                          151 115 14 Chief Inspector Wally Badarou 16
                          152 112 9 Brave New World New Model Army 16
                          153 RE 8 Almost Seems (Too Late To Turn) Clannad 15
                          154 RE 17 I'll Be Good René & Angela 15
                          155 RE 6 White Christmas Bing Crosby 15
                          156 RE 17 Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out The Beatles 15
                          157 198 27 White Wedding Billy Idol 15
                          158 185 32 Crazy For You Madonna 15
                          159 181 7 100% Caprice 15
                          160 161 33 The Unforgettable Fire U2 15
                          161 *** 10 Can Your Pussy Do The Dog? The Cramps 15
                          162 146 9 Tiny Dynamine (EP) Cocteau Twins 15
                          *** *** 15 Rock Me Baby Johnny Nash 15
                          *** *** 25 I Got You Babe UB40, Guest Vocals by Chrissie Hynde 15
                          163 114 7 Echoes In A Shallow Bay (EP) Cocteau Twins 15
                          164 113 23 Knock On Wood / Medley [Light My Fire / 137 Disco Heaven] Amii Stewart 15
                          165 106 21 St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) John Parr 15
                          166 NE 1 Duck Rock Cheer Malcolm McLaren 14
                          166 NE 1 Lately Billy Paul 14
                          168 RE 10 You Belong To The City Glenn Frey 14
                          169 RE 2 Ash 48 (Part II) Ash 48 14
                          170 RE 7 Don't Say No (Vocal) Eugene Wilde 14
                          171 RE 11 Fortress Around Your Heart Sting 14
                          172 RE 6 It Will Come The Woodentops 14
                          173 *** 20 (I'll Be A) Freak For You Royalle Delite 14
                          174 *** 25 Say I'm Your Number One Princess 14
                          175 158 43 Move Closer Phyllis Nelson 14
                          *** *** 8 Let My People Go (Part I) The Winans 14
                          176 136 10 Burning Heart Survivor 14
                          177 135 5 Rescue Me Zerra One 14
                          178 128 19 Love Take Over Five Star 14
                          179 RE 8 Marlene On The Wall Suzanne Vega 13
                          180 RE 77 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor 13
                          181 NE 1 The Cleanest Little Piggy In The Market Farmer Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers 13
                          182 NE 1 Captain Blood Beltane Fire 13
                          183 RE 6 So Near To Christmas Alvin Stardust 13
                          184 RE 6 Desire (Come And Get It) Gene Loves Jezebel 13
                          185 RE 15 It's A Man's Man's Man's World Brilliant 13
                          186 194 6 Heavenly Action Erasure 13
                          187 *** 6 Theme from New York, New York Frank Sinatra 13
                          188 152 24 We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Tina Turner 13
                          189 142 17 Brand New Friend Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 13
                          *** 141 22 Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo) Red Box 13
                          190 137 30 Kayleigh Marillion 13
                          191 131 16 My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) Dead Or Alive 13
                          192 127 20 Lavender Marillion 13
                          *** *** 7 Lonely This Christmas Mud 13
                          193 120 48 Drive The Cars 13
                          *** 97 18 Angel Madonna 13
                          194 RE 5 Flag Day The House Martins 12
                          195 RE 6 Final Solution Peter Murphy 12
                          196 RE 30 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 12
                          197 RE 11 Love Letter Marc Almond 12
                          198 RE 6 Hold Me Tight Robert White 12
                          199 RE 12 Perfect Way Scritti Politti 12
                          200 RE 12 Looking For Lewis And Clark The Long Ryders 12

                          chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                          • #14
                            'Object Of My Desire' by Starpoint (#96) was recently featured in Stranger Things. A cover of the song by Dana Rayne was a #7 hit in January 2005.

                            'Life's What You Make It' by Talk Talk, one of my favourite songs of the 1980s is a new entry at #41. The equally excellent 'Small Blue thing' by Suzanne vega is new at #66.

                            As sales pick back up, there's plenty of movement inside the top 40, with lots of big climbers.

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                            • #15
                              'The Cleanest Little Piggy In The Market' by Farmer Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers
                              sounds... interesting.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Meglos View Post
                                'The Cleanest Little Piggy In The Market' by Farmer Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers
                                sounds... interesting.
                                It's intriguing but it's also awful! They are apparently Gloucestershire's answer to The Wurzels https://www.discogs.com/artist/40786...rrot-Crunchers

                                The single is on YouTube. It's supposed to be humorous (I think) but it's simply dreadful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKaQG57rjts (seems inoffensive to me though I can't make out all the lyrics)

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                                • #17
                                  Alvin's Christmas single re-enters! Weird!

                                  Remix/outtake single from McLaren there - from a contractual obligation album Swamp Thing that never charted.

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                                  • #18
                                    Strange that this is a NE instead of a RE.

                                    156 NE 1 - We Can Work It Out - The Beatles - 15

                                    On 4th Jan we had,
                                    *** 95 16 - Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out

                                    On 11th Jan it disappeared. On 18th Jan only one side appears. Who in Gallup determines which side charts?

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                                    • #19
                                      ^ Could be a Gallup error which omitted the first half of the double 'A' and hence it was determined by their computer as a new not re-entry?

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by brian05 View Post
                                        Strange that this is a NE instead of a RE.

                                        156 NE 1 - We Can Work It Out - The Beatles - 15

                                        On 4th Jan we had,
                                        *** 95 16 - Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out

                                        On 11th Jan it disappeared. On 18th Jan only one side appears. Who in Gallup determines which side charts?
                                        Well spotted! It should all be part of one continuous chart run. I've amended the chart for 18 January 1986.

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                          The panel sales figure for 'West End Girls' is the lowest for a number 1 since Gallup took over chart compilation duties in January 1983. Using 17 as the multiplier, this converts to a total market sale of 34,697. That may even be the lowest weekly sale for a number 1 since BMRB began to use actual sales figures in February 1969, although I can't say that with any certainty.
                                          Music Week news item goes thus:
                                          THE SINGLES market in the first full week of the new year was the weakest encountered by Gallup in the three years thatthe company has been compiling the chart. Chart manager Godfrey Rust said the paucity of sales was such that The Pet Shop Boys reached number one despite a drop in units sold over the previous week of 35 per cent. "Single sales were about half a normal, mid-year week," he remarked. "There just wasn't any product. Anything that was new went flying up the chart." Rust blames the lack of product on the fact that both Christmas and New Year fell on a Wednesday, which meant that the industry was quiescent for almost two weeks. There was better news, though, for albums. "The record token market did well and album sales were about 50 per cent above an average week," said Rust.
                                          https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Mus...1986-01-18.pdf (page three)

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                                          • #22
                                            25 January 1986

                                            Twk Lwk Wks Title Artist Sales
                                            1 2 5 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. a-ha 4116
                                            2 4 3 Walk Of Life Dire Straits 3310
                                            3 1 12 West End Girls Pet Shop Boys 2902
                                            4 8 10 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 1888
                                            5 5 4 You Little Thief Feargal Sharkey 1864
                                            6 6 5 Saturday Love Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal 1754
                                            7 3 9 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 1731
                                            8 25 7 Only Love Nana Mouskouri 1578
                                            9 10 6 Alice, I Want You Just For Me! Full Force 1475
                                            10 17 3 Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals 1272
                                            11 11 10 Who's Zoomin' Who Aretha Franklin 1148
                                            12 13 3 It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) Eurythmics 1116
                                            13 22 3 System Addict Five Star 1055
                                            14 12 8 Russians Sting 988
                                            15 RE 16 Borderline Madonna 977
                                            16 7 9 Girlie Girlie Sophia George 911
                                            17 15 8 Leaving Me Now (Re-Mix) Level 42 861
                                            18 14 8 Ring Of Ice Jennifer Rush 773
                                            19 9 11 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston 761
                                            20 40 2 La Vie En Rose / Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones 711
                                            21 32 3 The Phantom Of The Opera Sarah Brightman And Steve Harley 614
                                            22 29 2 Spirit Of '76 The Alarm 607
                                            23 41 2 Life's What You Make It Talk Talk 531
                                            24 34 2 Shake Your Foundations AC/DC 506
                                            25 16 8 Wrap Her Up Elton John 460
                                            26 19 10 Separate Lives Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin 426
                                            27 23 4 Torture King 400
                                            28 NE 1 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 399
                                            29 NE 1 In A Lifetime Clannad 388
                                            30 18 14 Walking In The Air Aled Jones 377
                                            31 NE 1 Living In America James Brown 355
                                            32 21 8 Dress You Up Madonna 346
                                            33 27 10 I'm Your Man Wham! 343
                                            34 46 2 Imagination Belouis Some 337
                                            35 24 14 We Built This City Starship 332
                                            36 NE 1 How Will I Know Whitney Houston 309
                                            37 58 3 If I Ruled The World Kurtis Blow 307
                                            38 45 2 Cut Me Down (Remix) Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 290
                                            39 28 10 Don't You Just Know It Amazulu 278
                                            40 30 12 After The Love Has Gone Princess 275
                                            41 44 6 New York Eyes Nicole With Timmy Thomas 258
                                            42 20 8 Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin' Stevens 252
                                            43 26 9 Spies Like Us Paul McCartney 249
                                            44 38 18 Take On Me a-ha 232
                                            45 33 14 See The Day Dee C. Lee 230
                                            46 57 7 Girls Are More Fun Ray Parker Jr. 229
                                            47 50 2 Leader Of The Pack Twisted Sister 225
                                            48 35 32 The Power Of Love (Remix) Jennifer Rush 219
                                            49 52 4 You're My Last Chance 52nd Street 207
                                            50 31 10 Don't Look Down - The Sequel Go West 196
                                            51 59 3 Ocean Blue ABC 186
                                            52 39 16 A Good Heart Feargal Sharkey 171
                                            53 RE 3 Funky Sensation Ladies Choice 167
                                            54 75 14 Radio Africa Latin Quarter 165
                                            55 NE 1 If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Ruby Turner featuring Jonathan Butler 163
                                            56 92 4 One Dance Won't Do Audrey Hall 161
                                            57 54 7 One Nation Masquerade 159
                                            58 68 3 Naughty Naughty John Parr 156
                                            59 101 2 The Captain Of Her Heart Double 155
                                            60 43 5 Days Like These Billy Bragg 152
                                            61 NE 1 The Promise Arcadia 151
                                            62 NE 1 I Can't Wait Stevie Nicks 147
                                            63 83 7 My Guy, My Girl Amii Stewart & Deon Estus 147
                                            64 37 11 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 134
                                            65 66 2 Small Blue Thing Suzanne Vega 131
                                            66 42 8 She's Strange Cameo 128
                                            67 NE 1 Baby Talk Alisha 126
                                            68 36 7 Last Christmas Wham! 119
                                            69 91 2 Chain Reaction Diana Ross 116
                                            70 93 2 Hold Me Teddy Pendergrass With Whitney Houston 114
                                            71 61 8 Glenn Miller Medley John Anderson Big Band 114
                                            72 49 3 Is It A Crime Sade 107
                                            73 86 2 It Doesn't Really Matter Zapp 106
                                            74 53 3 Guilty Yarbrough & Peoples 99
                                            75 56 16 Road To Nowhere Talking Heads 98
                                            76 84 3 Living In The Past Drum Theatre 96
                                            77 72 11 For You Snowy White 93
                                            *** 48 7 Mr. D.J. (Vocal) The Concept 92
                                            78 96 2 Small Town John Cougar Mellencamp 91
                                            79 89 2 Years Later Cactus World News 88
                                            80 62 4 The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye) Marc Almond 86
                                            81 67 8 Edge Of Darkness Eric Clapton With Michael Kamen 85
                                            82 51 8 Because Julian Lennon 81
                                            *** 69 14 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits 80
                                            83 NE 1 Things Could Be Beautiful The Colour Field 79
                                            84 55 8 Abide With Me The Inspirational Choir with The Royal Choral Society 77
                                            85 *** 19 When Love Breaks Down Prefab Sprout 73
                                            *** 47 40 Do They Know It's Christmas? Band Aid 73
                                            *** 60 12 The Show Doug E. Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew 72
                                            *** 63 14 Don't Break My Heart UB40 69
                                            86 177 6 Rescue Me Zerra One 67
                                            87 *** 13 Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin 65
                                            88 82 2 Get Loose Aleem 64
                                            *** 71 29 We All Stand Together Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus 64
                                            *** 65 7 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden 63
                                            89 *** 41 Don't You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 62
                                            90 79 8 Whenever You Need Somebody O'Chi Brown 62
                                            91 NE 1 Starting Together Su Pollard 60
                                            92 *** 9 Revolution (Remix) The Cult 60
                                            93 77 2 The Oak Tree Morris Day 58
                                            *** 70 8 Pictures In The Dark Mike Oldfield featuring Aled Jones, Anita & Barry Palmer 54
                                            94 102 3 Party All The Time Eddie Murphy 51
                                            95 78 2 Rapper's Delight / We Got The Funk Sugarhill Gang / Positive Force 51
                                            96 *** 9 Heart Of Lothian Marillion 50
                                            97 85 2 Riptide Robert Palmer 49
                                            98 NE 1 I Can't Live Without My Radio LL Cool J 48
                                            *** *** 10 Sun City Artists United Against Apartheid 48
                                            *** 73 26 Trapped Colonel Abrams 48
                                            99 76 16 Alive & Kicking Simple Minds 47
                                            *** 64 11 Mated David Grant And Jaki Graham 47
                                            *** 74 11 One Vision Queen 45
                                            100 136 2 Lying Peter Frampton 43
                                            101 88 3 Somewhere (From West Side Story) Barbra Streisand 43
                                            102 96 2 Object Of My Desire Starpoint 40
                                            103 *** 14 Stairway To Heaven Far Corporation 39
                                            *** *** 7 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / My Hometown Bruce Springsteen 38
                                            104 109 145 Blue Monday New Order 37
                                            105 98 2 Just Having Fun Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew 36
                                            *** 81 8 It's In Every One Of Us Cliff Richard 36
                                            *** *** 7 Walking In The Air Peter Auty 36
                                            106 NE 1 Weak In The Presence Of Beauty Floy Joy 35
                                            *** *** 16 Slave To The Rhythm Grace Jones 35
                                            *** *** 12 Lost Weekend Lloyd Cole And The Commotions 35
                                            *** *** 19 Something About You Level 42 35
                                            *** *** 11 Caravan Of Love Isley Jasper Isley 35
                                            *** *** 8 Inspector Gadget The Kartoon Krew 35
                                            107 NE 1 Back In The D.H.S.S. (Album) Half Man Half Biscuit 34
                                            108 112 2 Throwing Stones At The Wind Pallas 34
                                            *** *** 9 When A Heart Beats Nik Kershaw 34
                                            109 100 8 Nineteen Phil Lynott 33
                                            110 94 7 Tonight She Comes The Cars 33
                                            *** *** 9 Hokey Cokey Black Lace 33
                                            111 RE 5 Castles In Spain The Armoury Show 32
                                            112 80 12 That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick & Friends featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder 32
                                            113 NE 1 Kool Noh Aswad 31
                                            114 *** 14 Cloudbusting Kate Bush 31
                                            115 95 14 Election Day Arcadia 31
                                            116 106 17 Rain The Cult 30
                                            117 87 12 I'll Be Your Friend Precious Wilson 30
                                            118 119 14 The Bottom Line Big Audio Dynamite 29
                                            *** 90 11 Warrior Groove D.S.M. 29
                                            119 125 12 Just For Money Paul Hardcastle 28
                                            120 RE 24 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 27
                                            121 RE 4 I Dreamed A Dream Patti LuPone 27
                                            *** *** 36 She Sells Sanctuary The Cult 27
                                            *** *** 73 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 27
                                            *** *** 9 Do You Believe In Miracles Slade 27
                                            *** 104 14 You Are My Lady Freddie Jackson 27
                                            122 *** 23 P: Machinery Propaganda 26
                                            123 *** 20 Rebel Yell Billy Idol 26
                                            124 131 30 Money For Nothing Dire Straits 26
                                            125 120 11 R.S.V.P. Five Star 26
                                            *** 105 7 All The Love (In The World) Rose Marie 26
                                            126 171 12 Fortress Around Your Heart Sting 25
                                            *** *** 22 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News 25
                                            127 116 12 Blue Fine Young Cannibals 25
                                            *** 111 13 It's Only Love Bryan Adams / Tina Turner 25
                                            128 135 81 (Sexual) Healing Marvin Gaye 24
                                            129 *** 8 Windswept Bryan Ferry 24
                                            130 123 28 Too Many Games Maze featuring Frankie Beverly 24
                                            *** *** 16 Nikita Elton John 24
                                            *** *** 17 Yeh Yeh Matt Bianco 24
                                            131 108 13 Set It Off Masquerade 24
                                            *** 99 10 The Heart And Soul E.P. Huey Lewis And The News 24
                                            132 NE 1 Unchained Melody Leo Sayer 23
                                            133 126 15 Sleeping Bag ZZ Top 23
                                            134 117 11 Holding Back The Years Simply Red 23
                                            135 182 2 Captain Blood Beltane Fire 22
                                            136 *** 14 Cities In Dust Siouxsie And The Banshees 22
                                            137 130 57 Holiday Madonna 22
                                            *** 110 16 Miami Vice Theme Jan Hammer 22
                                            *** *** 14 Uncle Sam Madness 22
                                            138 163 8 Echoes In A Shallow Bay (EP) Cocteau Twins 21
                                            139 *** 16 You Are My World The Communards 21
                                            140 *** 15 Howards' Way The Simon May Orchestra 21
                                            141 NE 1 On The Trail The Prime Movers 20
                                            142 RE 23 Running Up That Hill Kate Bush 20
                                            143 158 33 Crazy For You Madonna 20
                                            144 142 3 You & Me The Flirts 20
                                            *** *** 15 The Taste Of Your Tears King 20
                                            *** *** 27 Into The Groove Madonna 20
                                            *** *** 11 White Christmas Keith Harris And Orville 20
                                            145 RE 18 I Can Dream About You Dan Hartman 19
                                            146 RE 15 Close To Me The Cure 19
                                            147 *** 19 Angel Madonna 19
                                            *** 124 10 Music Is The Answer Colonel Abrams 19
                                            148 114 15 Bring On The Dancing Horses Echo & The Bunnymen 19
                                            *** *** 21 Dancing In The Street David Bowie and Mick Jagger 19
                                            149 RE 8 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want The Dream Academy 18
                                            150 173 21 (I'll Be A) Freak For You Royalle Delite 18
                                            151 *** 16 Rock Me Baby Johnny Nash 18
                                            152 129 5 Do Me Baby Meli'sa Morgan 18
                                            *** *** 9 What's Your Name Zinno 18
                                            *** 107 8 The Truth Colonel Abrams 18
                                            153 RE 47 Jingo Candido 17
                                            154 RE 13 Just Like Honey The Jesus And Mary Chain 17
                                            155 RE 13 This Is England The Clash 17
                                            156 196 31 Slippery People (Live Version) Talking Heads 17
                                            157 162 10 Tiny Dynamine (EP) Cocteau Twins 17
                                            *** *** 8 Revolution Thompson Twins 17
                                            158 NE 1 Eloise Robin McAuley 16
                                            159 RE 16 Tequila No Way José 16
                                            160 NE 1 Saving All My Love For You Pauline Thomas 16
                                            161 146 45 Eastenders Simon May 16
                                            *** *** 21 Single Life Cameo 16
                                            162 121 2 Everybody's Singing Love Songs / Space Bass Sweet Thunder / Slick 16
                                            *** *** 6 Thank You Very Much Mr. Eastwood Dermot Morgan 16
                                            *** *** 6 Raise The Roof The Conway Brothers 16
                                            163 115 9 Let's Go To The Disco Russ Abbot 16
                                            *** *** 14 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys 16
                                            164 RE 9 No One Emotion (Remix) George Benson 15
                                            165 197 12 Love Letter Marc Almond 15
                                            166 190 31 Kayleigh Marillion 15
                                            167 186 7 Heavenly Action Erasure 15
                                            168 166 2 Lately Billy Paul 15
                                            169 165 22 St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) John Parr 15
                                            170 153 9 Almost Seems (Too Late To Turn) Clannad 15
                                            171 137 16 Oh Sheila Ready For The World 15
                                            *** 128 8 Easier Said Than Done Jon Anderson 15
                                            *** *** 9 Jealous Guy John Lennon 15
                                            172 122 78 Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Phil Collins 15
                                            173 118 9 If I Give My Heart To You Dana 15
                                            174 RE 23 Dancin' In The Key Of Life (Remix) Steve Arrington 14
                                            175 RE 22 Body Rock Maria Vidal 14
                                            176 RE 12 Always On My Mind (Alternate Version) Elvis Presley 14
                                            177 178 20 Love Take Over Five Star 14
                                            178 164 24 Knock On Wood / Medley [Light My Fire / 137 Disco Heaven] Amii Stewart 14
                                            179 151 15 Chief Inspector Wally Badarou 14
                                            180 148 35 I Wonder If I Take You Home Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force 14
                                            *** 132 11 That Certain Smile Midge Ure 14
                                            *** *** 12 Sub-Culture New Order 14
                                            181 103 20 If I Was Midge Ure 14
                                            182 NE 1 5 Minutes Mainframe 13
                                            182 NE 1 I Know That Mood Shooting Party 13
                                            182 NE 1 Soca Girl Byron Lee And The Dragonaires 13
                                            185 NE 1 Sweet Reggae Music Nitty Gritty 13
                                            186 RE 15 The Sweetest Taboo Sade 13
                                            187 RE 63 Careless Whisper George Michael 13
                                            188 RE 16 The Lodgers The Style Council 13
                                            189 RE 11 Emergency (Remix) Kool & The Gang 13
                                            190 RE 12 Cruisers Creek / L.A. The Fall 13
                                            191 RE 43 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer 13
                                            192 RE 12 Hit And Run Total Contrast 13
                                            193 200 13 Looking For Lewis And Clark The Long Ryders 13
                                            194 168 11 You Belong To The City Glenn Frey 13
                                            195 159 8 100% Caprice 13
                                            *** 152 10 Brave New World New Model Army 13
                                            *** *** 16 Gambler Madonna 13
                                            196 RE 13 I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much Bobby Womack 12
                                            197 RE 15 Tomb Of Memories Paul Young 12
                                            198 RE 18 Takes A Little Time Total Contrast 12
                                            199 RE 18 Glory Days Bruce Springsteen 12
                                            200 RE 9 Best Mix Of Our Lives Modern Romance 12

                                            chart listing courtesy of kobyhadrian

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                                            • #23
                                              The album 'Back In The D.H.S.S.' by Half Man Half Biscuit enters the singles chart at number 107. It will vanish the following week, presumably as a result of Gallup realising they have placed the release on the wrong chart.

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                                              • #24
                                                Pleasant reggae cover of the Whitney Houston hit
                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciEmJ8XlpAU

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                                                • #25
                                                  Hi all! Shooting Party debut in the bottom of Top 200.This is a good synth-pop/euro disco duo,very popular in my country with this one
                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTbUyRDUeC4
                                                  (never been a hit in UK)

                                                  New at 182-''5 minutes''.What is this?Remix?Re-release?Different track? Same act charting with ''5 minutes on'' in the summer of '85.
                                                  Last edited by miro1234; Wed October 26, 2022, 10:24.

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