Take On Me was the biggest song of 1985, its follow up spent three weeks at the top in January. They have since amassed a further four Top Ten singles, firmly establishing themselves as a Retro Chart favourite.
A two week chart-topper in June. The follow-up, Think For A Minute, under-performed by stalling at number 16, but their latest single is a return to form as it’s challenging for the current number one spot.
Happy Hour is one of only two singles this year that received points from each of the 13 regular weekly posters to this chart.
All four singles from the Pet Shop Boys debut album Please have reached number one on the Retro-Chart, a feat which no other act has been able to match in the four and a half years this chart has been going.
Suburbia is the other song to receive points from all individual charts.
Despite not making it to number one and only receiving points from 10 individual charts, Chain Reaction ends up as the second biggest song of the year. Stuck at number two for a fortnight in February, it was runner-up to Billy Ocean and then The Bangles.
Only Suburbia and Sledgehammer managed a four week stint at the top of the chart this year. Peter Gabriel’s month at the top of the chart was during May/June, which has helped Sledgehammer become the seventh biggest song in Retro-Chart history.