The Popjustice Retrochart - March 1986 - w/e 01/03/86 - wk 9

March 1, 1986
# Artist - Song - Last Week - (Weeks Charted)

1. ABC - How To Be A Millionaire 4(10)
2. Ready For The World - Digital Display 1(13)
3. Thompson Twins - King For A Day 6(7)
4. Divinyls - Pleasure And Pain 3(14)
5. Mike + the Mechanics - Silent Running 8(15)
6. Marilyn Martin - Night Moves 16(7)
7. A-Ha - Sun Always Shines On T.V. 2(14)
8. James Brown - Living In America 7(13)
9. Marie Osmond - There's No Stopping Your Heart 11(14)
10. Hooters - Day By Day 18(12)
11. Mr. Mister - Kyrie 19(11)
12. Sade - Sweetest Taboo 9(15)
13. Miami Sound Machine - Conga 10(17)
14. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy 15(19)
15. Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town 14(14)
16. Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself 22(6)
17. Jellybean - Sidewalk Talk 5(16)
18. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus 39(4)
19. Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough.. 17(14)
20. Starship - Sara 21(10)
21. Heart - These Dreams 29(7)
22. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know 24(13)
23. Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers 25(7)
24. Sting - Russians 28(7)
25. Cars - I'm Not The One 32 (5)
26. ZZ Top - Stages 35(7)
27. Quarterflash - Walking On Ice 26(7)
28. E.L.O. - Calling America 37(5)
29. Firm - All The King's Horses 33(6)
30. Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre 23(16)
31. O.M.D. - Secret 12(12)
32. Stevie Wonder - Go Home 13(15)
33. Eurythmics - It's Alright 40(7)
34. Midge Ure - If I Was 41(7)
35. Elton John - Nikita 43(7)
36. Arcadia- Goodbye Is Forever 52(5)
37. Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way 47(6)
38. Bangles - Manic Monday 65(6)
39. Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It 42(6)
40. Paul McCartney - Spies Like Us 20(15)
41. Pat Benatar -Le Bel Age 62(4)
42. Freddie Jackson - He'll Never Love You.. 30(12)
43. Stevie Nicks - Talk To Me 31(16)
44. Stevie Nicks - I Can't Wait 64(3)
45. Asia - Go 27(16)
46. Survivor - Burning Heart 34(18)
47. Wham! - I'm Your Man 38(14)
48. Alisha - Baby Talk 50(11)
49. Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out 55(6)
50. Cruzados - Hanging Out In California 46(7)
51. Olivia Newton-John - Toughen Up 51(7)
52. Charlie Sexton - Beats So Lonely 54(10)
53. Waterboys - Whole Of The Moon 53 (9)
54. Roger Daltry -Quicksilver Lightning 61(6)
55. Opus - Live Is Life 56(6)
56. Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks - Needles On Pins 59(5)
57. Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy 63(4)
58. Aretha Franklin - Another Night 69(6)
59. Jennifer Rush - Power Of Love 73(4)
60. John Cougar Mellancamp - R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. 75(5)
61. INXS - What You Need 74(5)
62. Loverboy - This Could Be The Night 66(6)
63. Phil Collins -Take Me Home 67(6)
64. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart 70(6)
65. Mickey Thomas - Stand In The Fire 71(5)
66. Dokken - In My Dreams 79(2)
67. Asia - Too Late 58(7)
68. Force M.D.'s - Tender Love 72(3)
69. Animotion - I Engineer <(1)
70. Peter Frampton - Lying 76(5)
71. Dee C Lee - See The Day 60(15)
72. Level 42 - Something About You 77(3)
73. Flirts - You & Me 68(11)
74. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam & Full Force - Can You Feel The Beat 57(16)
75. Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew - Super Bowl Shuffle 36(8)
76. Dan Seals - Bop 83(3)
77. Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love 84(3)
78. Night Ranger - Goodbye 44(17)
79. Pat Benatar - Sex As A Weapon 48(15)
80. Oingo Boingo - Just Another Day 80(10)
81. Face To Face - Tell Me Why 78(6)
82. Kane Gang - Respect Yourself 82(4)
83. Connie - Funky Little Beat 89(6)
84. Phyllis Nelson - I Like You 90(3)
85. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love 91(3)
86. Prince & the Revolution - Kiss 93(2)
87. Outfield - Your Love 94(2)
88. Jermaine Jackson - I Think It's Love 95(2)
89. Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed 96(2)
90. Dire Straits - So Far Away <(1)
91. Motels - Icy Red 87(4)
92. Laura Branigan - I Found Someone <(1)
93. Clannad - In A Lifetime <(1)
94. Everly Brothers - Born Yesterday <(1)
95. Elvis Costello - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood <(1)
96. E.L.O. - Sorrow About To Fall <(1)
97. Rosanne Cash - Hold On <(1)
98. Dire Straits - Walk Of Life 45(18)
99. Gary Morris & Crystal Gayle - Making Up For Last Time 85(6)
100. Louise Mandrell - Some Girls Have All The Luck 81(9)
ABC tops the chart, and it looks like we will have another ABC vs Thompson Twins battle for #1 next week, late last year after a month at #1 Be Near Me by ABC, was knocked out by Lay Your Hands On Me by the Thompson Twins, while it was a big achievement,they only lasted one week in the pole position.
dropouts
Lionel Richie - Say You Say Me
Eurogliders - Can't Wait To See You
Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking
Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown
Prefab Sprout - Appetite
Cure - In Between Days
ABC - Ocean Blue
Marillion - Lavender
 
1. Cock Robin - The Promise You Made
2. Madonna - Borderline
3. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
4. Miami Sound Machine - Conga
5. Patsy Gallant - Hit The Streets Tonight
6. Jennifer Rush - Destiny
7. Marietta - Fire & Ice
8. Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)
9. Bangles - Manic Monday
10. Lady Lily - Non e vero
11. Teri DeSario - Overnight Success
12. Mr. Mister - Kyrie
13. Eastbound Expressway - You're a Beat (New)
14. Mai Tai - Female intuition
15. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
16. Kiki Dee - Another Day Comes
17. Paul Hardcastle - Don't Waste My Time (New)
18. Angel Chorus - Devil On My Shoulder
19. Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre (New)
20. Ken Lazlo - Tonight
21. a-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV
22. Helena Vondráčková - Sprint
23. Val Young - If You Should Ever Be Lonely
24. Prince - Kiss
25. Dee C. Lee - See The Day
26. Sister Sledge - When the Boys Meet the Girls
27. Xandra - Gold
28. Aretha Franklin - Another Night
29 Pattie Brooks - Lifeline Dancing
30. Deborah - Danger For Love
31. Dolly Dots - Unique
32. Sandra - Little Girl
33. Linda Imperial - Stranger
34. Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
35. Markéta Muchová - Superden
36. Jellybean - Sidewalk Talk
37. Eartha Kitt - This Is My Life
38. C.C. Catch - 'Cause You Are Young
39. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
40. Regina - Baby Love
41. Les Lee - I'm The One You Want
42. Simply Red - Jericho (New)
43. David Bowie - Absolute Beginners (New)
44. Agnetha Fältskog - Just One Heart
45. Olivia Newton-John - Toughen Up
46. Drum Theatre - Eldorado
47. Lana Pellay - Pistol in my Pocket (New)
48. Julianne Werding - Stimmen im Wind (New)
49. Five Star - System Addict
50. Taka Boom - Middle Of The Night





 
Number 45 - new entry for the biggest hype of 1986 so far!
The name of the band is Sigue Sigue Sputnik and their debut single is called "Love Missile F1-11":
 
Number 40 - new entry for Level 42 and the title track of their current album "World Machine" - it's been getting lots of Cubplay but no sign of an official single release yet!

 
Talking of title tracks from albums...this week's highest new entry is at Number 33 for Kate Bush and her third single from "The hounds of love" album is the title track:

 
"The Sweetest Girl" is now a Top Ten hit again - first for Scritti Politti in 1981 and now Madness in 1986 as they climb from 11 to 8:

 
HMV chart
W/e 1st March 1986
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK

1 1 7 1 LIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT Talk Talk 33
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2 2 4 2 ELOISE The Damned 4
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3 12 4 3 MANIC MONDAY The Bangles 10
4 3 6 3 HOW WILL I KNOW Whitney Houston 6
5 6 7 5 RADIO AFRICA Latin Quarter 21
6 5 5 5 SANCTIFY YOURSELF Simple Minds 31
7 16 3 7 INSIDE OUT Phil Collins N/A
8 11 5 8 THE SWEETEST GIRL Madness 35
9 4 7 4 IMAGINATION Belouis Some 20
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10 14 7 10 CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross 2
11 26 2 11 STRIPPED Depeche Mode 15
12 10 6 10 THE CAPTAIN OF HER HEART Double 17
13 21 4 13 THIS TIME INXS N/A
14 17 5 14 DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE Huey Lewis & the News 18
15 22 4 15 AND SHE WAS Talking Heads 19
16 7 6 2 BORDERLINE Madonna 11
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17 9 5 9 RISE Public Image Limited 12
18 8 8 3 SYSTEM ADDICT Five Star 9
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19 20 5 19 DON'T WASTE MY TIME Paul Hardcastle Feat. Carol Kenyon 8
20 13 10 1 THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV A-ha 22
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21 19 6 19 WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH Billy Ocean 1
22 18 6 18 LIVING IN AMERICA James Brown 13
23 31 4 23 SILENT RUNNING (ON DANGEROUS GROUND) Mike and the Mechanics 39
24 27 5 24 MY MAGIC MAN Rochelle 40
25 33 4 25 IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT Alexander O'Neal 24
26 24 7 10 PULL UP TO THE BUMPER Grace Jones 32
27 37 3 27 BURNING HEART Survivor 5
28 25 8 4 IT'S ALL RIGHT (BABY'S COMING BACK) Eurythmics 54
29 23 8 17 IF I RULED THE WORLD Kurtis Blow 49
30 28 9 4 CAKE AND EAT IT Dead or Alive N/A
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31 15 8 3 WALK OF LIFE Dire Straits 23
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32 45 2 32 DIGGING YOUR SCENE The Blow Monkeys 48
33 NEW 1 33 HOUNDS OF LOVE Kate Bush 26
34 42 2 34 THIS TIME Bryan Adams 58
35 41 3 35 MOON OVER BOURBON STREET Sting 56
36 39 4 36 JOHNNY JOHNNY Prefab Sprout N/A
37 44 3 37 THE HONEYTHIEF Hipsway 45
38 46 2 38 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL Tavares 25
39 29 8 10 SUSPICIOUS MINDS Fine Young Cannibals 44
40 NEW 1 40 WORLD MACHINE Level 42 N/A
41 32 5 32 SIDEWALK TALK Jellybean Feat. Catherine Buchanan N/A
42 35 16 1 WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys 63
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43 49 2 43 THEME FROM NEW YORK NEW YORK Frank Sinatra 28
44 NEW 1 44 KYRIE Mr Mister 50
45 NEW 1 45 LOVE MISSILE F1-11 Sigue Sigue Sputnik 7
46 48 2 46 JUST CAN'T STAND IT Matt Bianco 75
47 NEW 1 47 CALLING AMERICA ELO 42
48 NEW 1 48 JUST BUGGIN' Whistle 34
49 NEW 1 49 LOVE IS THE DRUG Grace Jones 43
50 36 5 36 WEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF BEAUTY Floy Joy N/A

Sales Certifications:
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250,000 (Silver)

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500,000 (Gold)
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1,000,000 (Platinum)


The Bangles take a leap from 12 to 3 this week "Manic Monday":


Talk Talk make it three weeks on top with "Life's what you make it":


Chartfile:
Talk Talk make it three weeks at the summit with “Life’s what you make it” as The Damned get stuck at Number Two with their cover of “Eloise”
Climbing up behind them are The Bangles, Latin Quarter, Phil Collins, Madness and Diana Ross. Heading down are Whitney Houston, Simple Minds and Belouis Some.
This week’s highest new entry is at Number 33 for Kate Bush and “The hounds of love” which is the third and title track from her current album.
The longest chart runner this week is the former Number One single by Pet Shop Boys - “West End Girls” has been in the chart for 16 weeks now and it falls from 35 to 42 this week.
Next week could see new entries from Prince, The Pogues, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pet Shop Boys, The Real Thing, The Housemartins and Simply Red - stay tuned!
 
Last edited:
1986 - The Stats:

The Number Ones:
W/E Artist Title

04-Jan-86 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
11-Jan-86 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
18-Jan-86 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
25-Jan-86 A-ha - The Sun always shines on TV
01-Feb-86 A-ha - The Sun always shines on TV
08-Feb-86 A-ha - The Sun always shines on TV
15-Feb-86 Talk Talk - Life's what you make it
22-Feb-86 Talk Talk - Life's what you make it
01-Mar-86 Talk Talk - Life's what you make it


The Number Twos:
Artist Title

Madonna - Borderline - 3 weeks in Feb
The Damned - Eloise - 2 weeks in Feb/Mar - so far!
 
Retro-ing the Retrochart:
What was Number One this week in...

1980
ATOMIC - Blondie
1981 VIENNA - Ultravox
1982 A TOWN CALLED MALICE - The Jam
1983 BILLIE JEAN - Michael Jackson
1984 WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD - Nik Kershaw
1985 YOU SPIN ME ROUND (LIKE A RECORD) - Dead Or Alive
 

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