Danish Chart Archive - Singles 1979 - ____ (B.T./IFPI DK)

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Postby TheVon » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:29 am

Get well soon, Jan, and keep on postin' these interesting Danish charts! Thank you!!
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Postby sashaintl » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:21 am

Thank you SO MUCH for posting these!! The 1980s/early 1990s Danish charts have been truly the hardest to come by in all of Western Europe I feel. Can't wait to finally see how the likes of Sabrina, Sinitta and all the other SAW acts did in Denmark...at last! :D Hope you get better soon!
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Postby FebruaryCallendar » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:10 pm

Looking forward to further entries here.

Q magazine ridiculed Wham!'s 1996 Danish number one album - partially the horrible Europhobia of, at least, that part of the British music press (pop and rock music, or at least the geopoltical alignment it tends to encourage, must take at least some of the blame for Brexit) and partially the "80s stigma" that prevailed in Britain at the time because of Britpop.

Was struck by the situation in Feb/Mar 1984 - two successive number ones by British acts, one of which made number 27 in the UK and the other never made the Top 40. I do wonder whether Cliff was a particular beneficiary of these not being bona fide sales charts (though the Irish charts also weren't sales charts until 1992 - was this common in the smaller European markets until around that time?).
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Postby trebor » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:42 pm

janjensen wrote:In any case I need permission to do so. I will definitely ask. But for now 1979-1992 will have to do. ;)
Hi Jan, Hope you are recovering well from your surgery
You have the "permission" (as: in you may put them here) to post the nielsen DK charts.
However, should the copyright holder contact UKMix for infringement, etc., all those posts must subsequently be taken down.
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Postby janjensen » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:42 am

FebruaryCallendar wrote:
Was struck by the situation in Feb/Mar 1984 - two successive number ones by British acts, one of which made number 27 in the UK and the other never made the Top 40. I do wonder whether Cliff was a particular beneficiary of these not being bona fide sales charts (though the Irish charts also weren't sales charts until 1992 - was this common in the smaller European markets until around that time?).
There was another chart during these years in which "Crime Of Passion" also went to number 1 in March 1984. It was a top 10 in Danish newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" apparently made up of sales in Fona stores in Denmark. So I actually think "Crime Of Passion" was a big hit in Denmark. Cliff Richard peaked at number nine but might have been higher in the chart in February 1984 (the paper didn't start publishing the chart until 18 March 1984).

And before anyone asks: Yes, I can also put up those charts. :-)
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Postby Passing_Strang » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:29 pm

Jan, please post all you have! If that's at all possible :D

What chart was actually the most representative and influential in Denmark during the 1980s?
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Postby janjensen » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:34 pm

Passing_Strang wrote:Jan, please post all you have! If that's at all possible :D

What chart was actually the most representative and influential in Denmark during the 1980s?
None! :-)

Since the B.T.-chart was not a sales chart I'd say we didn't have an influential Danish chart in the 80's. Maybe the one in monthly magazine "Vi Unge" (which I will bring you later).
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Postby janjensen » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:36 pm

trebor wrote:
janjensen wrote:In any case I need permission to do so. I will definitely ask. But for now 1979-1992 will have to do. ;)
Hi Jan, Hope you are recovering well from your surgery
You have the "permission" (as: in you may put them here) to post the nielsen DK charts.
However, should the copyright holder contact UKMix for infringement, etc., all those posts must subsequently be taken down.
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Not quite that simple! The charts I have from 5 March 1993 to the end of 2000 are charts that I have bought through my work.

But no need to worry. I have asked and I have an "okay". So this thread needs to change its name to Danish Chart Archive - Singles 1979 - 2000 (B.T./IFPI DK) :-)
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Postby janjensen » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:32 pm

Finally feeling a little better! So let's get on with another Danish chart year.

Coming up is 1985. This is a year with a few holes due another strike at B.T. - much shorter than in 1981, though. I'm filling in the gaps using Music & Media (Eurotipsheet) and by looking at positions the week after a missing week.

1985 is a strange one. Two christmas singles chart way into springtime and both become tops hits of 1985. One of them even enters again at the end of the year.

Famine in Africa very much dictates chart success with two major charity singles ending on top of the year-end chart. The biggest one is not the one you think it is. ;-)

Before 1985 a lot of German artists had charted in Denmark singing in their native tongue, but in 1985 a great deal of German acts are singing in English chart.

Also, Eurovision is once again big - at least the Danish part of it. And we get some novelty songs and chart rarities.

Oh yes, 1985 has it all. Brace yourself!
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Postby janjensen » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:39 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, January (Source: BT/IFPI)

- It's Christmas all month! Band Aid and Wham! get two of the biggest hits.
- Shakin' Stevens gets his fourteenth hit in Denmark peaking at number eight.
- Al Corley shows he can not only play Steven Carrington in "Dynasty" (which was called "Dollars" in Denmark!)
- Danish singer Sebastian sings about tv characters Øb and Bøv (don't ask - to hard to explain...)
- Chaka Khan, Twisted Sister and Billy Ocean all chart for the first time.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-01-04 [Week 1]
1) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
2) Wham!: Last Christmas
3) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
4) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
5) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
6) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
7) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
8) Shakin' Stevens: Teardrops
9) Winder: Run For Love
10) Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora: When The Rain Begins To Fall
11) Kim Wilde: Second Time
12) George Michael: Careless Whisper
13) Wham!: Freedom
14) Limahl: Neverending Story
15) Culture Club: The War Song

Danish Singles Chart 1985-01-11 [Week 2]
1) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
2) Wham!: Last Christmas
3) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
4) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
5) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
6) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
7) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
8) Al Corley: Square Rooms
9) Shakin' Stevens: Teardrops
10) Winder: Run For Love
11) Kim Wilde: Second Time
12) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
13) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
14) Wham!: Freedom
15) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It

Danish Singles Chart 1985-01-18 [Week 3]
1) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
2) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
3) Wham!: Last Christmas
4) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
5) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
6) Al Corley: Square Rooms
7) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
8) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
9) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
10) Herrey's: Crazy People
11) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
12) Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
13) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
14) Shakin' Stevens: Teardrops
15) Billy Ocean: Carribean Queen

Danish Singles Chart 1985-01-25 [Week 4]
1) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
2) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
3) Wham!: Last Christmas
4) Al Corley: Square Rooms
5) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
6) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
7) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
8) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
9) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
10) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
11) Herrey's: Crazy People
12) Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
13) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
14) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
15) Elaine Paige: Nobody's Side
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Postby janjensen » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:47 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, February (Source: BT/IFPI)

- English rarity duo The Flyers chart again taking their second hit to number two.
- So does Phil Collins with his fourth Danish chart hit.
- Danish 80's rarity Gim-Mix chart once again.
- Murray Head goes back to number one for a second time.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-02-01 [Week 5]
1) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
2) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
3) Wham!: Last Christmas
4) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
5) Al Corley: Square Rooms
6) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
7) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
8) Herrey's: Crazy People
9) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
10) Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
11) Julian Lennon: Too Late For Goodbyes
12) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
13) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
14) Stevie Wonder: I Just Called To Say I Love You
15) Elaine Paige: Nobody's Side

Danish Singles Chart 1985-02-08 [Week 6]
- B.T. show the same chart two weeks in a row...! I'm using week #7 to put in the songs. Two positions are missing, I'm afraid.
1) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
2) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
3) Wham!: Last Christmas
4) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
5) Al Corley: Square Rooms
6) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
7) Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
8) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
9) ??
10) Flyers: Joggin' To The Beat
11) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
12) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
13) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
14) ??
15) Phil Collins: Sussudio

Danish Singles Chart 1985-02-15 [Week 7]
1) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
2) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
3) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
4) Flyers: Joggin' To The Beat
5) Wham!: Last Christmas
6) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
7) Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
8) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
9) Al Corley: Square Rooms
10) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
11) Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
12) Gim-Mix: Baby, Baby
13) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
14) Phil Collins: Sussudio
15) Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters

Danish Singles Chart 1985-02-22 [Week 8]
1) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
2) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
3) Wham!: Last Christmas
4) Flyers: Joggin' To The Beat
5) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
6) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
7) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
8) Phil Collins: Sussudio
9) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
10) Gim-Mix: Baby, Baby
11) Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
12) Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock
13) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
14) Al Corley: Square Rooms
15) Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
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Postby janjensen » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, March (Source: BT/IFPI)

Strike at B.T. starts late this month so the chart for 29 March is missing. I use Eurotipsheet for the Top 3 for three weeks.

- Tears For Fears get their first of four Danish hits.
- Agnetha Fältskog enters and eventually goes to number one for one week.
- Modern Talking enter with the first of seven hits in a little over two years. The first hit goes to number one for four weeks.
- Madonna gets her debut. From 1985 to 2009 she charts with 50 different songs in the Danish singles chart whether it be this non-consumer chart, the following CD singles chart between 1993 and 2007 or the download/streaming chart, Tracklisten, the current singles chart in Denmark. No other artist has had more hits than Madonna in Denmark.
- Pointer Sisters get their only Danish chart entry.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-03-01 [Week 9]
1) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
2) Wham!: Last Christmas
3) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
4) Phil Collins: Sussudio
5) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
6) Flyers: Joggin' To The Beat
7) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
8) Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
9) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You
10) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
11) Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock
12) Tears For Fears: Shout
13) Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey: Together In Electric Dreams
14) Gim-Mix: Baby, Baby
15) Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Danish Singles Chart 1985-03-08 [Week 10]
1) Wham!: Last Christmas
2) Flyers: Joggin' To The Beat
3) Phil Collins: Sussudio
4) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
5) Tears For Fears: Shout
6) Agnetha Fältskog: I Won't Let You Go
7) Nik Kershaw: The Riddle
8) Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock
9) Sebastian: Øbberbøv-sangen
10) Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
11) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?
12) Duran Duran: Wild Boys
13) Mick Jagger: Just Another Night
14) Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
15) Chaka Khan: I Feel For You

Danish Singles Chart 1985-03-15 [Week 11]
1) Wham!: Last Christmas
2) Agnetha Fältskog: I Won't Let You Go
3) Tears For Fears: Shout
4) Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
5) Phil Collins: Sussudio
6) Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock
7) Anne Dorthe Michelsen: Ingen Andre Gør Det
8) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
9) Madonna: Like A Virgin
10) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
11) Howard Jones: Things Can Only Get Better
12) Chaka Khan: This Is My Night
13) Flyers: Joggin' To The Beat
14) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
15) Pointer Sisters: Neutron Dance

Danish Singles Chart 1985-03-22 [Week 12]
1) Agnetha Fältskog: I Won't Let You Go
2) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
3) Tears For Fears: Shout
4) Phil Collins: Sussudio
5) Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
6) Anne Dorthe Michelsen: Ingen Andre Gør Det
7) Howard Jones: Things Can Only Get Better
8) Twisted Sister: I Wanna Rock
9) Wham!: Last Christmas
10) Madonna: Like A Virgin
11) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
12) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
13) Pointer Sisters: Neutron Dance
14) Olympic Orchestra: Theme From Reilly
15) Chaka Khan: This Is My Night

Danish Singles Chart 1985-03-29 [Week 13]
Strike at B.T. Using Eurotipsheet as source instead.
1) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
2) Phil Collins: Sussudio
3) Agnetha Fältskog: I Won't Let You Go
4) ??
5) ??
6) ??
7) ??
8) ??
9) ??
10) ??
11) ??
12) ??
13) ??
14) ??
15) ??
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Postby janjensen » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:47 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, April (Source: BT/IFPI)

B.T. still on strike for the first two weeks.

- Danish Melodi Grand Prix (Eurovision) is held 9 March 1985 and six of the 10 entries end up charting with Tommy Seebach and the winning song by Kirsten & Søren (Hot Eyes internationally) both peaking at number two.
- USA For Africa enter and spend nine weeks at number one becoming the second biggest hit of the year.
- Dutch 80's rarity Videokids (Peter Slaghuis, later Hithouse) get a number four hit.
- 1984 hit "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" by Dead Or Alive finally charts in Denmark going to number six.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-04-05 [Week 14]
B.T. on strike. Source: Eurotipsheet (Music & Media)
1) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
2) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
3) Phil Collins: Sussudio
4) ??
5) ??
6) ??
7) ??
8) ??
9) ??
10) ??
11) ??
12) ??
13) ??
14) ??
15) ??

Danish Singles Chart 1985-04-12 [Week 15]
B.T. on strike. Source: Eurotipsheet (Music & Media)
1) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
2) Agnetha Fältskog: I Won't Let You Go
3) Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
4) ??
5) ??
6) ??
7) ??
8) ??
9) ??
10) ??
11) ??
12) ??
13) ??
14) ??
15) ??

Danish Singles Chart 1985-04-19 [Week 16]
1) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
2) Tommy Seebach: Det' Det Jeg Altid Har Sagt
3) USA For Africa: We Are The World
4) Traxx: Ved Du Hvad Du Sku'
5) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space
6) Power Station: Some Like It Hot
7) Vivian & Gry: Vi Ska' Leve
8) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
9) J. P. West: En Tropisk Drøm
10) Boulevard: Si' Du Ka' Li' Mig
11) Nik Kershaw: Wide Boy
12) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
13) Tears For Fears: Shout
14) Phil Collins: Sussudio
15) Philip Bailey & Phil Collins: Easy Lover

Danish Singles Chart 1985-04-26 [Week 17]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
3) Kirsten & Søren: Sku' Du Spørg' Fra No'en
4) Tommy Seebach: Det' Det Jeg Altid Har Sagt
5) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
6) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space
7) Traxx: Ved Du Hvad Du Sku'
8) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
9) Power Station: Some Like It Hot
10) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
11) J. P. West: En Tropisk Drøm
12) Tears For Fears: Shout
13) Phil Collins: Sussudio
14) David Bowie: This Is Not America
15) Boulevard: Si' Du Ka' Li' Mig
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Postby janjensen » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:54 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, May (Source: BT/IFPI)

- We Are The World dominates the charts all month.
- Huge Danish act Tøsedrengene get their only (!) hit in the Danish singles chart which is just strange. (But probably due to the fact that this is not consumer based).
- Dire Straits enter - but neither "Money For Nothing" nor "Walk Of Life" charts ...
- Narada Michael Walden goes to number two with his first Danish hit.
- Depeche Mode chart and go to number two. All in all they chart 40 times in Denmark.
- UK's Eurovision entry enters the chart. So do winners Norway and Germany.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-05-03 [Week 18]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Kirsten & Søren: Sku' Du Spørg' Fra No'en
3) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
4) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space
5) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
6) Tommy Seebach: Det' Det Jeg Altid Har Sagt
7) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
8) Tøsedrengene: Pas På Dine Blå Øjne
9) Dire Straits: So Far Away
10) Tears For Fears: Shout
11) Alphaville: Jet Set
12) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
13) Phil Collins: Sussudio
14) Phil Collins: One More Night
15) David Bowie: This Is Not America

Danish Singles Chart 1985-05-10 [Week 19]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Kirsten & Søren: Sku' Du Spørg' Fra No'en
3) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
4) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space
5) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
6) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
7) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
8) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
9) Tøsedrengene: Pas På Dine Blå Øjne
10) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
11) Dire Straits: So Far Away
12) Alphaville: Jet Set
13) Tears For Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
14) Vikki: Love Is
15) Phil Collins: One More Night

Danish Singles Chart 1985-05-17 [Week 20]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
3) Kirsten & Søren: Sku' Du Spørg' Fra No'en
4) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
5) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
6) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
7) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space
8) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
9) Tøsedrengene: Pas På Dine Blå Øjne
10) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
11) Dire Straits: So Far Away
12) Tears For Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
13) Opus: Live Is Life
14) Alphaville: Jet Set
15) David Bowie: This Is Not America

Danish Singles Chart 1985-05-24 [Week 21]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
3) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
4) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
5) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
6) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
7) Tøsedrengene: Pas På Dine Blå Øjne
8) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space
9) Opus: Live Is Life
10) Dire Straits: So Far Away
11) Kirsten & Søren: Sku' Du Spørg' Fra No'en
12) Billy Ocean: Loverboy
13) Flyers: I Love Samba
14) Kikki: Right Night For Loving
15) Wind: Für Alle

Danish Singles Chart 1985-05-31 [Week 22]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
3) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
4) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
5) Bobbysocks: La Det Swinge
6) Opus: Live Is Life
7) Wind: Für Alle
8) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
9) Dire Straits: So Far Away
10) Flyers: I Love Samba
11) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space
12) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
13) Dead Or Alive: Lover Come Back To Me
14) Vikki: Love Is
15) Freddie Mercury: I Was Born To Love You
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Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, June (Source: BT/IFPI)

Last month for now. I will continue during the weekend.

- It takes a movie hit from Duran Duran to finally knock away We Are The World from the top spot.
- Nena gets her biggest hit in the chart going to number five. (Just to remind you: 99 Luftballons NEVER charts).
- Paul Hardcastle goes to number one and spends five weeks atop.
- Italo disco and 80's rarity Silver Pozzoli's "Around My Dreams" charts. So does another rarity by Rah Band.
- Danish rarity Winder get their second hit going to number eight.
- Modern Talking almost get two out of two but "You Can Win If You Want" only peaks at number two.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-06-07 [Week 23]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
3) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
4) Bobbysocks: La Det Swinge
5) Opus: Live Is Life
6) Wind: Für Alle
7) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
8) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
9) Ashford & Simpson: Solid
10) Vikki: Love Is
11) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
12) Flyers: I Love Samba
13) Kikki: Right Night For Loving
14) Dead Or Alive: Lover Come Back To Me
15) Billy Ocean: Loverboy

Danish Singles Chart 1985-06-14 [Week 24]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Bobbysocks: La Det Swinge
3) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
4) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
5) Opus: Live Is Life
6) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
7) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
8) Wind: Für Alle
9) Dead Or Alive: Lover Come Back To Me
10) Kikki: Right Night For Loving
11) Nena: Feuer Und Flamme
12) Paul Hardcastle: 19
13) Silver Pozzoli: Around My Dream
14) Rah Band: Clouds Across The Moon
15) Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

Danish Singles Chart 1985-06-21 [Week 25]
1) USA For Africa: We Are The World
2) Bobbysocks: La Det Swinge
3) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
4) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
5) Paul Hardcastle: 19
6) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
7) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
8) Dead Or Alive: Lover Come Back To Me
9) Opus: Live Is Life
10) Wind: Für Alle
11) Nena: Feuer Und Flamme
12) Rah Band: Clouds Across The Moon
13) Bryan Ferry: Slave To Love
14) Winder: Do It Right
15) Silver Pozzoli: Around My Dream

Danish Singles Chart 1985-06-28 [Week 26]
1) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
2) USA For Africa: We Are The World
3) Paul Hardcastle: 19
4) Bobbysocks: La Det Swinge
5) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
6) Narada Michael Walden: Gimme Gimme Gimme
7) Nena: Feuer Und Flamme
8) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
9) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
10) Winder: Do It Right
11) Dead Or Alive: Lover Come Back To Me
12) Bryan Ferry: Slave To Love
13) Opus: Live Is Life
14) Wind: Für Alle
15) Tears For Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:02 am

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, July (Source: BT/IFPI)

- A movie hit from Harold Faltermeyer peaks at number nine.
- Italian 80's rarity Baltimora charts and spends two weeks at number one.
- Huge Danish artist Anne Linnet charts for the first time.
- A movie hit from Tina Turner peaks at number two. She does get a number one in Denmark but not until 1990.
- German superstar Sandra debuts and peaks at number three with her first hit.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-07-05 [Week 27]
1) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
2) Paul Hardcastle: 19
3) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
4) USA For Africa: We Are The World
5) Nena: Feuer Und Flamme
6) Bobbysocks: La Det Swinge
7) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
8) Winder: Do It Right
9) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
10) Madonna: Crazy For You
11) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
12) Bryan Ferry: Slave To Love
13) Dead Or Alive: Lover Come Back To Me
14) Elton John: Act Of War
15) Opus: Live Is Life

Danish Singles Chart 1985-07-12 [Week 28]
1) Paul Hardcastle: 19
2) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
3) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
4) USA For Africa: We Are The World
5) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
6) Elton John: Act Of War
7) Opus: Live Is Life
8) Winder: Do It Right
9) Madonna: Crazy For You
10) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
11) Nena: Feuer Und Flamme
12) Modern Talking: You're My Heart You're My Soul
13) Dead Or Alive: Lover Come Back To Me
14) Bryan Ferry: Slave To Love
15) Tears For Fears: Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Danish Singles Chart 1985-07-19 [Week 29]
1) Paul Hardcastle: 19
2) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
3) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
4) USA For Africa: We Are The World
5) Elton John: Act Of War
6) Opus: Live Is Life
7) Madonna: Crazy For You
8) Winder: Do It Right
9) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
10) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
11) Anne Linnet & Marquis De Sade: Venus
12) Go West: Call Me
13) Tears For Fears: Head Over Heels
14) Nena: Feuer Und Flamme
15) Rah Band: Clouds Across The Moon

Danish Singles Chart 1985-07-26 [Week 30]
1) Paul Hardcastle: 19
2) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
3) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
4) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
5) Elton John: Act Of War
6) Opus: Live Is Life
7) Gnags: Elskende I Sommerlandet
8) USA For Africa: We Are The World
9) Go West: Call Me
10) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
11) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
12) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
13) Tears For Fears: Head Over Heels
14) Madonna: Crazy For You
15) Depeche Mode: Shake The Disease
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:09 am

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, August (Source: BT/IFPI)

- UK number one The Crowd's "You'll Never Walk Alone" (nothing to do with Liverpool this time around but made for the Bradford City stadium fire in 1985) enters.
- 80's rarity Two Of Us enter peaking at number two.
- UK's Belouis Some enters with the first of two Danish hits.
- Simple Minds debut with the first of seven Danish hits peaking only at number 15 with the first one...
- Modern Talking copycats Bad Boys Blue get their first of three hits peaking at number ten.
- Late August Danish charity single "Afrika" (written by then only 21 year old Danish singer Nanna Lüders) enters at number one and spends a massive 16 weeks at the summit.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-08-02 [Week 31]
1) Paul Hardcastle: 19
2) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
3) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
4) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
5) Gnags: Elskende I Sommerlandet
6) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
7) Opus: Live Is Life
8) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
9) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
10) Tears For Fears: Head Over Heels
11) The Crowd: You'll Never Walk Alone
12) Madonna: Crazy For You
13) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus
14) Go West: Call Me
15) Rah Band: Clouds Across The Moon

Danish Singles Chart 1985-08-09 [Week 32]
1) Paul Hardcastle: 19
2) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
3) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
4) Gnags: Elskende I Sommerlandet
5) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
6) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
7) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
8) Opus: Live Is Life
9) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus
10) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
11) Tears For Fears: Head Over Heels
12) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
13) The Crowd: You'll Never Walk Alone
14) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
15) Fun Fun: Living In Japan

Danish Singles Chart 1985-08-16 [Week 33]
1) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
2) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
3) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
4) Paul Hardcastle: 19
5) Gnags: Elskende I Sommerlandet
6) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
7) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
8) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
9) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus
10) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
11) The Crowd: You'll Never Walk Alone
12) Opus: Live Is Life
13) Modern Talking: You Can Win If You Want
14) Belouis Some: Imagination
15) Simple Minds: Don't You (Forget About Me)

Danish Singles Chart 1985-08-23 [Week 34]
1) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
2) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
3) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
4) Paul Hardcastle: 19
5) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
6) Gnags: Elskende I Sommerlandet
7) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
8) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus
9) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
10) Bad Boys Blue: You're A Woman
11) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
12) Belouis Some: Imagination
13) Opus: Live Is Life
14) The Crowd: You'll Never Walk Alone
15) Rugsted/Kreutzfeldt: Ta' Med

Danish Singles Chart 1985-08-30 [Week 35]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
3) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
4) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
5) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
6) Paul Hardcastle: 19
7) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
8) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus
9) Madonna: Into The Groove
10) Bad Boys Blue: You're A Woman
11) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
12) Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F
13) Belouis Some: Imagination
14) Gnags: Elskende I Sommerlandet
15) Simple Minds: Don't You (Forget About Me)
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:18 am

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, September (Source: BT/IFPI)

- The "Afrika" singles rules and apparently ends up selling 150,000 copies in Denmark (which is Danish record to this date).
- Cliff Richard once again charts before getting his fourth number one in 1986.
- Kool & The Gang get their biggest Danish hit peaking at number eight.
- Stock Aitken & Waterman chart with the Princess track "Say I'm Your Number One" going to number five.
- Amii Stewart charts with the 1985 remix of her 70's classic.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-09-06 [Week 36]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
3) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
4) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
5) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
6) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
7) Paul Hardcastle: 19
8) Madonna: Into The Groove
9) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
10) David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing In The Street
11) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
12) Bad Boys Blue: You're A Woman
13) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus
14) Opus: Live Is Life
15) Gnags: Elskende I Sommerlandet

Danish Singles Chart 1985-09-13 [Week 37]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
3) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
4) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
5) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
6) David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing In The Street
7) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
8) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
9) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
10) Madonna: Into The Groove
11) Paul Hardcastle: 19
12) Kool & The Gang: Cherish
13) Bad Boys Blue: You're A Woman
14) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus
15) Simple Minds: Don't You (Forget About Me)

Danish Singles Chart 1985-09-20 [Week 38]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
3) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
4) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
5) David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing In The Street
6) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
7) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
8) Madonna: Into The Groove
9) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
10) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
11) Kool & The Gang: Cherish
12) Diana Ross: Eaten Alive
13) Princess: Say I'm Your Number One
14) Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
15) Falco: Rock Me Amadeus

Danish Singles Chart 1985-09-27 [Week 39]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Depeche Mode: It's Called A Heart
3) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
4) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
5) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
6) David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing In The Street
7) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
8) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
9) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
10) Madonna: Into The Groove
11) Princess: Say I'm Your Number One
12) Kool & The Gang: Cherish
13) Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
14) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
15) Diana Ross: Eaten Alive
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:25 am

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, October (Source: BT/IFPI)

- "Afrika" still going at it at number one keeping Depeche Mode's "It's Called A Heart" from the top spot. One wonders if it had been number one, if "Afrika" hadn't been released?
- Danish singer Dorte Kristensen gets her first hit under the name Danielle Deneuve. She also made Danish schlager music in the 70's using the name Mette (for some reason...?)
- Modern Talking chart again going to number three (and copying themselves when it comes to the song).
- Danish giants Tv-2 chart again and go to number two with the title track off their best selling album "Rigtige Mænd" which ends up shipping 250,000 copies.
- Danish duo Laban enter late on. Maybe you have heard the English version of the song? It's called "Love In Siberia".

Danish Singles Chart 1985-10-04 [Week 40]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Depeche Mode: It's Called A Heart
3) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
4) David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing In The Street
5) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
6) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
7) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
8) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
9) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
10) Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
11) Princess: Say I'm Your Number One
12) Kool & The Gang: Cherish
13) Madonna: Into The Groove
14) Diana Ross: Eaten Alive
15) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

Danish Singles Chart 1985-10-11 [Week 41]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Depeche Mode: It's Called A Heart
3) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
4) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
5) Princess: Say I'm Your Number One
6) Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
7) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
8) Kool & The Gang: Cherish
9) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
10) David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing In The Street
11) Diana Ross: Eaten Alive
12) Danielle Deneuve: The Rising Sun
13) Madonna: Into The Groove
14) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
15) Stevie Wonder: Part-Time Lover

Danish Singles Chart 1985-10-18 [Week 42]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Depeche Mode: It's Called A Heart
3) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
4) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
5) Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
6) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
7) Princess: Say I'm Your Number One
8) Danielle Deneuve: The Rising Sun
9) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
10) Kool & The Gang: Cherish
11) Diana Ross: Eaten Alive
12) Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady
13) Madonna: Into The Groove
14) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
15) Stevie Wonder: Part-Time Lover

Danish Singles Chart 1985-10-25 [Week 43]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Depeche Mode: It's Called A Heart
3) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
4) Danielle Deneuve: The Rising Sun
5) Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
6) Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady
7) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
8) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
9) Princess: Say I'm Your Number One
10) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
11) Simple Minds: Alive And Kicking
12) Laban: Kold Som Is
13) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
14) Kool & The Gang: Cherish
15) Madonna: Into The Groove
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 am

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, November (Source: BT/IFPI)

- When Danish Red Cross decided to make a charity single for Africa, Nanna's "Afrika" was not the only option. A handful of songs were made and the number two on 1 November 1985 was one of them. Of course it couldn't compete with the "official" Danish charity single - but it was a pretty good song by Sebastian.
- Duran Duran side project Arcadia enter going to number five.
- Anne Linnet introduces fellow Danish star (later on, anyway) Thomas Helmig - also a number five hit.
- Norwegians A-Ha enter and their first hit goes to number two. They do get two number one singles later on.
- No "Walking On Sunshine" in the Danish singles chart (!) but Katrina & The Waves enter late in the month.
- So do Wham! eventually going to the top for three weeks.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-11-01 [Week 44]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Sebastian, Lis Sørensen & Michael Falch: Afrika (Vi Er Børn Af Samme Jord)
3) Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady
4) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
5) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
6) Laban: Kold Som Is
7) Danielle Deneuve: The Rising Sun
8) Simple Minds: Alive And Kicking
9) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
10) Amii Stewart: Knock On Wood
11) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
12) Madonna: Gambler
13) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
14) Depeche Mode: It's Called A Heart
15) Belouis Some: Some People

Danish Singles Chart 1985-11-08 [Week 45]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
3) Sebastian, Lis Sørensen & Michael Falch: Afrika (Vi Er Børn Af Samme Jord)
4) Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady
5) Laban: Kold Som Is
6) Simple Minds: Alive And Kicking
7) Madonna: Gambler
8) Arcadia: Election Day
9) Belouis Some: Some People
10) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
11) Tina Turner: One Of The Living
12) Danielle Deneuve: The Rising Sun
13) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
14) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
15) Dead Or Alive: My Heart Goes Bang

Danish Singles Chart 1985-11-15 [Week 46]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
3) Sebastian, Lis Sørensen & Michael Falch: Afrika (Vi Er Børn Af Samme Jord)
4) Laban: Kold Som Is
5) Madonna: Gambler
6) Arcadia: Election Day
7) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
8) Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady
9) Simple Minds: Alive And Kicking
10) Belouis Some: Some People
11) Tina Turner: One Of The Living
12) Shakin' Stevens: Lipstick, Powder & Paint
13) UB40 & Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe
14) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
15) Elton John: Nikita

Danish Singles Chart 1985-11-22 [Week 47]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
3) Sebastian, Lis Sørensen & Michael Falch: Afrika (Vi Er Børn Af Samme Jord)
4) Laban: Kold Som Is
5) Arcadia: Election Day
6) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
7) Tina Turner: One Of The Living
8) Belouis Some: Some People
9) Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady
10) Shakin' Stevens: Lipstick, Powder & Paint
11) Elton John: Nikita
12) A-Ha: Take On Me
13) Madonna: Dress You Up
14) Katrina & The Waves: Que Te Quiero
15) Madonna: Gambler

Danish Singles Chart 1985-11-29 [Week 48]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
3) Sebastian, Lis Sørensen & Michael Falch: Afrika (Vi Er Børn Af Samme Jord)
4) Wham!: I'm Your Man
5) Arcadia: Election Day
6) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
7) A-Ha: Take On Me
8) Shakin' Stevens: Lipstick, Powder & Paint
9) Tina Turner: One Of The Living
10) Elton John: Nikita
11) Katrina & The Waves: Que Te Quiero
12) Sandra: In The Heat Of The Night
13) Madonna: Gambler
14) Belouis Some: Some People
15) Modern Talking: Cheri Cheri Lady
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 am

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, December (Source: BT/IFPI)

Last month for now before the year-end chart in a bit.

- "Afrika" is finally beaten at the top by George Michael and Andrew Ridgely. "Afrika" raises two and a half million Danish kroner to Danish Red Cross and their work against famine in Africa. Really a unique feat by Danish artists in Danish chart history.
- Denmark qualify for our first World Cup in Mexico in 1986 (which has a great impact next year as you will discover). First single to celebrate this is made by Johnny Reimar (you may remember him from charting together with smurfs on the very first chart in 1979). His schlager song ends up spending three weeks at number one.
- Swedish 80's rarity Gemini (produced by Benny and Björn) enter.
- Wham!'s "Last Christmas" re-enters two weeks before Christmas.
- Danish actors and tv presenters Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen and Ole Stephensen (also portraying the Øbberbøv brothers earlier this year) get known as Walter & Carlo on tv, releasing music and in movies. Their first hit becomes huge in 1986.

Danish Singles Chart 1985-12-06 [Week 49]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
3) Wham!: I'm Your Man
4) A-Ha: Take On Me
5) Johnny Reimar: Halli Halli Hallo
6) Arcadia: Election Day
7) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
8) Elton John: Nikita
9) Sandra: In The Heat Of The Night
10) Katrina & The Waves: Que Te Quiero
11) Tina Turner: One Of The Living
12) Lionel Richie: Say You, Say Me
13) Madonna: Gambler
14) Paul McCartney: Spies Like Us
15) Belouis Some: Some People

Danish Singles Chart 1985-12-13 [Week 50]
1) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
2) Wham!: I'm Your Man
3) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
4) A-Ha: Take On Me
5) Johnny Reimar: Halli Halli Hallo
6) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
7) Sandra: In The Heat Of The Night
8) Katrina & The Waves: Que Te Quiero
9) Lionel Richie: Say You, Say Me
10) Two Of Us: Two Of Us
11) Mike Oldfield: Pictures In The Dark
12) UB40 & Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe
13) Paul McCartney: Spies Like Us
14) Wham!: Last Christmas
15) Arcadia: Election Day

Danish Singles Chart 1985-12-20 [Week 51]
1) Wham!: I'm Your Man
2) A-Ha: Take On Me
3) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
4) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
5) Johnny Reimar: Halli Halli Hallo
6) Sandra: In The Heat Of The Night
7) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
8) Lionel Richie: Say You, Say Me
9) Mike Oldfield: Pictures In The Dark
10) Two Of Us: Two Of Us
11) Gemini: Another You - Another Me
12) Queen: One Vision
13) Paul McCartney: Spies Like Us
14) Princess: After The Love Has Gone
15) Wham!: Last Christmas

Danish Singles Chart 1985-12-27 [Week 52]
1) Wham!: I'm Your Man
2) Johnny Reimar: Halli Halli Hallo
3) A-Ha: Take On Me
4) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
5) Diverse Kunstnere: Afrika
6) Lionel Richie: Say You, Say Me
7) Walter & Carlo: Op På Fars Hat
8) Sandra: In The Heat Of The Night
9) Two Of Us: Two Of Us
10) Mike Oldfield: Pictures In The Dark
11) Anne Linnet & Thomas Helmig: Venner
12) Paul McCartney: Spies Like Us
13) Princess: After The Love Has Gone
14) Gemini: Another You - Another Me
15) Queen: One Vision
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:03 pm

Official Danish Singles Chart 1985, Year-end (Source: BT/IFPI)

So time for the best selling singles of 1985 according to IFPI themselves. Remember, the charts are not based on actual sales until 5 March 1993 but I think the year-end chart is the closest we can get to a sales chart these years.

Still there are some mind-blowing misses. I list them below. Here is the chart.

1) Diverse Danskere: Afrika
2) USA For Africa: We Are The World
3) Modern Talking: You're My Heart, You're My Soul
4) Baltimora: Tarzan Boy
5) Duran Duran: A View To A Kill
6) Tina Turner: We Don't Need Another Hero
7) Tv-2: Rigtige Mænd
8) Sandra: (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena
9) Two Of Us: Blue Night Shadow
10) Paul Hardcastle: 19
11) Depeche Mode: It's Called A Heart
12) Murray Head: One Night In Bangkok
13) Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas
14) Opus: Live Is Life
15) Tears For Fears: Shout
16) Wham!: I'm Your Man
17) Eurythmics: There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
18) Cliff Richard: She's So Beautiful
19) A-Ha: Take On Me
20) Videokids: Woodpeckers From Space

By this time local Danish radio stations have their own charts based on some sort of sales numbers from local record stores. In Aalborg, where I live, my radio station worked together with 6-8 record stores at a time. We didn't get actual sales numbers but every store provided us with a top 20 singles chart.

Based on those charts I can definitely say that the single "Vild Ting" by Georgs Bureau (a novelty song and a kind of cover of Wild Thing by The Troggs) is missing. The band themselves claim that the single sold 15,000 copies and it was number one on my radio station's singles chart for weeks. But it was released on a label which was not a member of IFPI so it couldn't enter the official chart...

Great misses from the 1985 chart:

- Blind Date: Your Heart Keeps Burning
- Time Bandits: Endless Road
- Georgs Bureau: Vild Ting
- C.C. Catch: I Can Lose My Heart Tonight
- Dire Straits: Money For Nothing
- Dire Straits: Walk Of Life (maybe 1986)
- Kim Larsen: Rita (Maj 45)
- Hazell Dean: They Say It's Gonna Rain
- Paul Young: Every Time You Go Away
- Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson: I Know Him So Well
- Sister Sledge: Frankie

Jennifer Rush, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Ocean and lots more chart in 1986 in stead.

Next up: 1986!
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Postby Passing_Strang » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Modern Talking copycats Bad Boys Blue
Oooh, I'm not sure I'm with you there. Here in Russia (Soviet then) they were always seen as a different sort, and not only because of the vocals (quite distinctive by the genre's standards) but also of music - a bit heavier and black music-influenced. Still huge, though :D Not an act I'd recommend to serious listeners but a nice listen from time to time.

Otherwise - thank you so much for continuing with the thread, was really looking forward to it. And, above all, nice to see you're getting well!
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Postby janjensen » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:46 pm

Passing_Strang wrote:
Modern Talking copycats Bad Boys Blue
Oooh, I'm not sure I'm with you there. Here in Russia (Soviet then) they were always seen as a different sort, and not only because of the vocals (quite distinctive by the genre's standards) but also of music - a bit heavier and black music-influenced. Still huge, though :D Not an act I'd recommend to serious listeners but a nice listen from time to time.

Otherwise - thank you so much for continuing with the thread, was really looking forward to it. And, above all, nice to see you're getting well!
Modern Talking formed in 1983, Bad Boys Blue formed a year later. MT released their first single in 1984, BBB came afterwards. The have the same sound, the sing straight vocals followed by falsetto. The lyrics were just about the same.

I have always felt, that BBB very much listened to the way MT sounded and more or less copied it. Yes, they found some inspiration in soul music - they had a black singer at the time. But "You're A Woman" sounds so much like "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" - at least to a Dane ;-)

I'm not calling Modern Talking originals or genius. Dieter Bohlen found a recipe and he copied it again, and again, and again. Which is why the succes lasted only two years. People simply grew tired of them. But I can only say, that when I heard BBB for the first time - although I actually liked it - I thought they sounded a lot like MT.
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Postby janjensen » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:37 pm

Anyone ready for one more year?

So what's to come in 1986? Well, as I told you Denmark qualified for the World Cup for the first time and, boy, did we make headlines. Our 80's dream team called "Danish Dynamite" thrilled the world with fantastic football beating Scotland 1-0, Uruguay 6-1 (!) and West Germany 2-0. People were talking about Denmark actually being a contender for the World Cup title and after the group stage Brazil and Denmark were favorites!

So on the singles chart the official Danish World Cup song by the national football team went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year spending eight weeks at number one. But glory did not last forever. In the round of sixteen we played naive football and Spain beat us 5-1. So the national team went home to Denmark...

Sorry for getting carried away here pretty off topic but the song has since become legendary and is widely regarded in Denmark as the best ever song by any Danish national team and can still be heard at football stadiums when the play at home.

A group of Danish schlager artists also made a song but it didn't get nearly as popular if at all...

1986 is the year where Madonna goes to number one for the first time. So do Level 42 and A-Ha. And Prince finally charts in Denmark. Also, the Danish Eurovision songs chart (among them another football themed song).

I hope you are ready for 1986.
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