UK Prime 40 Singles Chart twenty sixth February 1984 – Discuss About Pop Music


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So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates broadcast from 5pm-7pm with information from the GALLUP laptop based mostly on file gross sales.

That is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based mostly solely on file purchases.
This week, forty years in the past, there have been 5 new entrys, sixteen climbers and no non-movers! And it was introduced like this…

40. Eurythmics – “Right here Comes The Rain Once more”
We begin this week with the rain coming once more presumably for the final time for the Eurythmics as they drop eleven locations after seven weeks on.

39. Mel Brooks – “To Be Or Not To Be”
Whereas our first new entry comes from American comic Mel Brooks with the title track from a brand new film that he additionally stars in!

38. Julia And Firm – “Breakin’ Down”
Julia Nixon heads up Julia And Firm and they’re new to the UK chart and music with this new entry, which is their debut single.

37. The Fraggles – “Fraggle Rock Theme”
The most recent creation from the identical producers as The Muppets are The Fraggles and the title theme from their TV programme is the subsequent new track.

36. The Manhattan Switch – “Spice Of Life”
Nonetheless having fun with the spice of life are The Manhattan Switch. However week seven finds them down six locations.

35. Alexei Sayle – “Ullo John, Gotta New Motor?”
British comic Alexei Sayle makes his UK chart debut this week with this catchy quantity, having launched his first single again in 1981.

34. The Fiction Manufacturing unit – “(Feels Like) Heaven”
For a way for much longer will it really feel like heaven for The Fiction Manufacturing unit as they go down eight locations this week?

33. Ultravox – “One Small Day”
Additionally happening are Ultravox with their new single. After simply 4 weeks on the chart they’re down six locations.

32. Juan Martin – “Love Theme From The Thorn Birds”
Each “Themes” from the TV collection The Thorn Birds are nonetheless high 40. This one from Juan Martin falls eight locations.

31. Marilyn – “Cry And Be Free”
The most recent chart entry from Marilyn climbs eight locations in its second week, hoping for a better place this time subsequent week.

30. Comfortable Cell – “Down In The Subway”
Additionally going up eight are Comfortable Cell with their chart return of 1984 which strikes into the highest thirty in its second week.

29. Thomas Dolby – “Hyperactive”
Shedding a lot of his hyperactivness is Thomas Dolby. This week he’s down seven locations together with his largest chart hit up to now.

28. The Re-Flex – “The Politics Of Dancing”
It’s been a superb week for dancing and for The Re-Flex as they go up six locations and into the highest thirty.

27. Swans Means – “Soul Prepare”
The soul prepare for Swans Means is heading house virtually as quickly as they arrived as they go down 4 locations in week 4.

26. Richard Hartley and the Michael Reed Orchestra – “Torvell And Dean” (EP)
Richard Hartley co-wrote The Rocky Horror Image Present, however this time he’s about with some music from ice skaters Torvell And Dean and it’s additionally this week’s highest new entry!

25. Carmel – “Extra, Extra, Extra”
Carmel returned to the highest 40 final week with this track and get a lift of ten extra extra extra locations every week later.

24. Joe Fagin – “That’s Livin’ Alright”
Plenty of TV themes and songs about within the chart in the meanwhile and that is the longest working of all of them from Joe Fagin, who falls seven locations.

23. Henry Mancini and his Orchestra – “Foremost Theme From The Thorn Birds”
And right here’s one other one and the opposite one from The Thorn Birds from Henry Mancini and his Orchestra, which climbs two this week.

22. Duran Duran – “New Moon On Monday”
Duran Duran depart the highest twenty down simply two locations with their newest. Their album “Seven And The Ragged Tiger” is now Silver licensed!

21. The Smiths – “What Distinction Does It Make?”
For The Smiths it makes alot as in addition they depart the higher half of the chart and go down three locations with their present launch.

20. Van Halen – “Leap”
Having been final week’s highest new entry, Van Halen ‘soar’ eleven locations into the highest twenty this week, the very best climbers!

19. Sizzling Chocolate – “I Gave You My Coronary heart”
Additionally leaping into the highest twenty are Sizzling Chocolate as they go up 9 locations with their finest vendor for a 12 months.

18. Madonna – “Vacation”
The American singer Madonna, in the meantime, falls 5 locations together with her first chart hit right here. Her first album is solely known as “Madonna”.

17. Matt Bianco – “Get Out Of Your Lazy Mattress”
Matt Bianco make their high twenty debut this week with their debut single which climbs 4 locations in week 4.

16. Insanity – “Michael Caine”
However Insanity obtained stopped simply exterior the highest ten and every week later they go down six. Their new album is known as “Preserve Transferring” and it’s out now.

15. Shannon – “Let The Music Play”
And Shannon will discover it insanity that her first massive hit right here hasn’t gone any additional as she drops down one place.

14. Howard Jones – “Disguise And Search”
Swapping locations and going up one is Howard Jones together with his newest, which was a former highest new entry three weeks in the past.

13. Cyndi Lauper – “Ladies Simply Wanna Have Enjoyable”
Cyndi Lauper remains to be having enjoyable eight weeks on together with her debut single, however she’s down 5 from the quantity eight place.

12. Matthew Wilder – “Break My Stride”
Whereas Matthew Wilder breaks his stride and likewise drops out of the highest ten, down six for him together with his first UK high 40 hit.

11. Break Machine – “Road Dance”
The Break Machine avenue dance continues to maneuver and transfer larger up the highest 40. This week they’re 5 locations larger.

10. Slade – “Run Runaway”
This week, Slade return to the highest ten after a two month absence with their newest providing, which works up 9 locations.

9. The Model Council – “My Ever Altering Moods”
I ponder if The Model Council’s moods will change as their model new single goes down 4 after only one week within the high 5?

8. Billy Joel – “An Harmless Man”
Billy Joel was one in every of final week’s joint highest climbers and he too returns to the UK high ten for 1984 with a climb of 4 this week.

7. Queen – “Radio Ga Ga”
All we hear is radio ga ga and radio goo goo from Queen as their former quantity two hit drops three locations.

6. Rockwell – “Any individual’s Watching Me”
Rockwell (and Michael Jackson) transfer up one this week. Actual title Kennedy Gordy is the son of Motown producer Berry.

5. The Thompson Twins – “Physician Physician”
The Thompson Twins had been non-movers for the previous two weeks however go down two locations this week with their second high three hit.

4. Nik Kershaw – “Wouldn’t It Be Good?”
Going up 5 into the highest 5 is the primary chart hit for British singer and songwriter Nik Kershaw…now isn’t that good?(!)

3. Kool and The Gang – “Joanna”
Going up seven locations are Kool and The Gang, which makes this their second UK high three hit up to now. The primary was “Get Down On It” in 1981.

2. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Loosen up”
However after 5 weeks on high, Frankie Goes To Hollywood give up the primary spot for another person as they go down one…

1. Nena – “99 Pink Balloons”
…and that honour goes to German band Nena as they go up one to grow to be this week’s new primary with their very first UK high 40 single! However can they make it a second, or will Kool and The Gang, Nik Kershaw or another person take it from them? There’s just one option to discover out…

Be sure you come again in seven days time for subsequent weeks chart!

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