Post by coolchristie2 on Dec 6, 2017 20:16:33 GMT 1
1 See The Day - Dee C Lee 2 I'm Your Man - Wham! 3 Separate Lives - Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin 4 Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston 5 The Show - Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew 6 Say You Say Me - Lionel Richie 7 We Built This City - Starship 8 Don't You Just Know It - Amazulu 9 West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys 10 Your Personal Touch - Evelyn 'Champagne' King 11 Hit That Perfect Beat - Bronski Beat 12 The Power Of Love - Jennifer Rush 13 It's Only Love - Bryan Adams & Tina Turner 14 The Hokey Cokey - Black Lace 15 Ring of Ice - Jennifer Rush 16 Who's Zooming Who - Aretha Franklin 17 One Vision - Queen 18 Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves - Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin 19 The Whole Of The Moon - Waterboys 20 Girlie Girlie - Sophie George
Post by popchartfreak on Dec 7, 2017 21:19:54 GMT 1
3rd December 1985
2 weeks on top for Wham! just holding off another top British duo, and Pet Shop Boys hit 2 with the classic West End Girls. Yoko Ono gets her first top solo hit in 5 years, since Walking On Thin Ice topped my chart, the final record she & John were working on the night of his murder, and John goes up one to 8. Sun City protest song hits 6, Madonna ends the year with a 6th top 10, and Whitney Houston gets a debut top 10.
Grant n Graham just miss out on a 2nd top 10 together, 5 years since David first had his Lynx, and Dionne Warwick is back in the top 20 3 years on from the last time, Dee C. Lee finally scrapes into the 20 with a great ballad that took me time to warm to, and Slade make their run of top 20's 14 years. Julian Lennon follows his dad into the 40, The Cult make it a hat-trick, and highest new entry is a christmas classic, as done by Broooooce, at 32, Santa Clause Is Coming To Town. Brucie's sax player gets his own debut at 60, Clarence Clemons bringing along Jackson Browne who first made my charts 13 years earlier with Doctor My Eyes.
The Cars return for a 3rd hit of the year, at 40, while at 66 it's another pop duet, as Bonnie Tyler extends her run of chart entries to 9 years, in hand with the fab Todd Rundgren who first made my charts with the fab I Saw The Light in 1972. The song and production is a Jim Steinman epic, as they all are in his style, but only hit big in Portugal, though Meatloaf finally got around to doing his version with Jim in 2016.
Bronski Beat have a new lead singer, Junior keeps popping in, Evelyn King hasn't dropped the Champagne, 7 years on from her first Shame, and Mr. Mister debut with a great song Broken Wings.
1 ( 1 ) I’M YOUR MAN Wham! 2 ( 6 ) WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys 3 ( 2 ) A GOOD HEART Feargal Sharkey 4 ( 3 ) DON’T BREAK MY HEART UB40 5 ( 7 ) HELL IN PARADISE Yoko Ono 6 ( 15 ) SUN CITY Artists Against Apartheid 7 ( 14 ) DRESS YOU UP Madonna 8 ( 9 ) JEALOUS GUY John Lennon 9 ( 18 ) SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU Whitney Houston 10 ( 10 ) ROAD TO NOWHERE Talking Heads
11 ( 26 ) MATED David Grant & Jaki Graham 12 ( 8 ) SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin 13 ( 4 ) HEART AND SOUL Huey Lewis & The News 14 ( 5 ) STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Far Corporation 15 ( 11 ) THE WHOLE OF THE MOON The Waterboys 16 ( 30 ) THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR Dionne Warwick & Friends 17 ( 21 ) WHEN LOVE BREAKS DOWN Prefab Sprout 18 ( 12 ) LOST WEEKEND Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 19 ( 25 ) DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Slade 20 ( 33 ) SEE THE DAY Dee C. Lee
21 ( 13 ) CITIES IN DUST Siouxsie & The Banshees 22 ( 24 ) BLUE Fine Young Cannibals 23 ( 58 ) BECAUSE Julian Lennon 24 ( 17 ) TAKE ON ME A-Ha 25 ( 37 ) P-MACHINERY (REMIX) Propaganda 26 ( 36 ) SPIES LIKE US Paul McCartney 27 ( 29 ) RUSSIANS Sting 28 ( 44 ) REVOLUTION The Cult 29 ( 32 ) THAT CERTAIN SMILE Midge Ure 30 ( 39 ) WE BUILT THIS CITY Starship
31 ( 16 ) SOMETHING ABOUT YOU Level 42 32 ( NEW ) SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN Bruce Springsteen 33 ( 19 ) BROTHERS IN ARMS Dire Straits 34 ( 23 ) THE POWER OF LOVE Jennifer Rush 35 ( 43 ) THE SHOW Doug E. Fresh 36 ( 22 ) NIKITA Elton John 37 ( 54 ) DON’T LOOK DOWN Go West 38 ( 48 ) AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE Princess 39 ( 28 ) SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM Grace Jones 40 ( NEW ) TONIGHT SHE COMES The Cars
41 ( 20 ) ONE VISION Queen 42 ( 45 ) REVOLUTION The Thompson Twins 43 ( 34 ) IF I WAS Midge Ure 44 ( 60 ) WHEN A HEART BEATS Nik Kershaw 45 ( 69 ) DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT Amazulu 46 ( 38 ) IT’S A MANS MANS MANS MANS WORLD Brilliant 47 ( 57 ) SAY YOU SAY ME Lionel Richie 48 ( 71 ) WRAP HER UP Elton John 49 ( 35 ) ALIVE AND KICKING Simple Minds 50 ( 66 ) SEPARATE LIVES Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
51 ( 47 ) DRIVE The Cars 52 ( 31 ) YOU ARE MY WORLD The Communards 53 ( 27 ) JUST FOR MONEY Paul Hardcastle 54 ( 55 ) THE LAST KISS David Cassidy 55 ( 42 ) CLOUDBUSTING Kate Bush 56 ( 68 ) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT Dream Academy 57 ( 52 ) RUNNING UP THAT HILL Kate Bush 58 ( 53 ) LEAN ON ME (AH-LI-AYO) Red Box 59 ( 51 ) UNCLE SAM Madness 60 ( NEW ) YOU’RE A FRIEND OF MINE Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne
61 ( 41 ) (I’LL NEVER BE) MARIA MAGDALENA Sandra 62 ( 46 ) THE LODGERS The Style Council 63 ( 40 ) LOSE YOUR LOVE Blancmange 64 ( 64 ) MEGAREX T.Rex 65 ( 59 ) YOU AND YOUR HEART SO BLUE Bucks Fizz 66 ( NEW ) LOVING YOU’S A DIRTY JOB (BUT SOMEBODY'S GOTTA DO IT) Bonnie Tyler & Todd Rundgren 67 ( NEW ) HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT Bronski Beat 68 ( 74 ) THE HIGHEST HIGH China Crisis 69 ( 75 ) WHO’S ZOOMING WHO Aretha Franklin 70 ( 70 ) LET THE BELLS RING OUT FOREVER The New Seekers
71 ( NEW ) OH LOUISE Junior 72 ( 61 ) THIS IS ENGLAND The Clash 73 ( NEW ) YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King 74 ( NEW ) WHAT’S GONE WRONG The Untouchables 75 ( NEW ) BROKEN WINGS Mr. Mister
Post by All I want for Xmas is an NM#1 on Dec 8, 2017 11:59:30 GMT 1
We make a personal chart. The UK chart of the week is there as a guidance and there is also a link to the US chart that week but we decide what criteria we use for what qualifies. So some may use another international chart or album tracks to source their own.
So I guess I could have chosen to chart "Childhood's End" instead of "Heart Of Lothian" if I wanted but at the time I charted "Heart Of Lothian" as that is what Marillion released as a single, maybe because they wanted a Scottish-themed song released for St Andrews Day.
My own generally draws from the UK top 40, the US top 20 and anything from outside I was charting at the time. Broken Wings won't be in the UK chart for a few weeks but is #1 in the USA on the week above. Some other songs just entering the top 20 this week include "Walk Of Life" and "Wrap Her Up" so you may see those in my chart next week.
I've always wondered how these Combi-charts work. Do you just make your own top chart from what's listed?
There’s a link to the UK Top 100 and Billboard Hot 100 for the current week (in 1985) on my second post in this thread. We tend to use that as the basis for preparing our charts. I’ve also started looking at the Europarade chart, some great stuff on the continent at this time.
We post our charts every week, it’s really just a case of listening to all of the new entries and then compiling your own current chart. Feel free to post your own chart, you’d be more than welcome. There’s no obligation to post weekly, you can post as regularly or irregularly as you’d like, even just a Top Ten.
Some great stuff to come from Five Star over the next couple of years, they've yet to have a really big hit on the Retro-Chart so you could make all the difference!
Great – thanks for the clarification. As an 8 going on 9 year old, 1985 was when I truly got into the music charts. I remember taping a whole load of these off the tv as a kid. As I grew up outside of the UK, we had a heavy US chart influence, so I’ve taken a few from there as well. This was the first year I started buying 7” vinyl (Feargal Sharkey and Aled Jones lol). Prior to that it was just the odd album on cassette. Biggest albums this year were from Five Star, Whitney and The Jets!
1. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know 2. Kool & The Gang – Cherish 3. Five Star - RSVP 4. Madonna - DRESS YOU UP 5. Diana Ross – Chain Reaction 6. Whitney Houston - SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU 7. Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin - SEPARATE LIVES 8. Go West - DON'T LOOK DOWN 9. Feargal Sharkey - A GOOD HEART 10. Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover 11. Band Aid - DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? 12. Nik Kershaw - WHEN A HEART BEATS 13. A-ha - TAKE ON ME 14. Dionne Warwick and Friends - THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR 15. Starship - WE BUILT THIS CITY 16. Lionel Richie - SAY YOU SAY ME 17. Miami Sound Machine – Conga 18.Level 42 - SOMETHING ABOUT YOU 19. UB40 - DON'T BREAK MY HEART 20. Pet Shop Boys - WEST END GIRLS 21. Aled Jones - WALKING IN THE AIR 22. Doug E Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew - THE SHOW
Nice to have you on board Meister, even if your chart will help pop songs more
What can I say - I likes what I likes, haha. This particular chart run is very pop heavy though. I think coming of age in the mid 80s had an impact on the rest of my music taste. I don't love all pop music though. As you can see Wham's "I'm Your Man" didn't make it into my top22.