The Popjustice Retrochart - March 1986 - w/e 15/03/86 - wk 11

Number 48 - new entry for Talk Talk who have two singles in the Retrochart this week:
"Life's what you make it" falls from 2 to 7 this week as their new single "Living in another world" enters:

 
Number 45 - new entry for John Taylor (Bass player in Duran Duran) and his solo single "I do what I do" - which comes from the film "Nine and a half weeks":

 
Number 20 - new entry for Howard Jones and "No one is to blame" - remixed from his current album "Dream into Action" - it features Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals!

 
This week's highest new entry comes in at Number 14 for David Bowie and the title track of the new film "Absolute Beginners" based on the novel by Colin McInnes. The novel was also the inspiration for The Jam's single "Absolute Beginners" back in 1981. The films stars Patsy Kensit (from the band Eighth Wonder) and David Bowie himself!

 
HMV chart
W/e 15th March 1986
TW LW WoC HP Title Artist Mstream UK

1 1 6 1 MANIC MONDAY The Bangles 2
medal_platinum.jpg

2 9 2 2 KISS Prince & the Revolution 13
3 6 9 3 RADIO AFRICA Latin Quarter 55
medal_platinum.jpg

4 8 4 4 STRIPPED Depeche Mode 40
5 4 5 4 INSIDE OUT Phil Collins N/A
6 7 6 6 THIS TIME INXS N/A
7 2 9 1 LIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT Talk Talk 72
gold.png

8 10 6 8 AND SHE WAS Talking Heads 30
9 3 6 2 ELOISE The Damned 19
medal_platinum.jpg

10 5 8 3 HOW WILL I KNOW Whitney Houston 12
medal_platinum.jpg

11 12 9 10 CHAIN REACTION Diana Ross 1
12 17 6 12 IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT Alexander O'Neal 14
13 26 3 13 WORLD MACHINE Level 42 N/A
14 NEW 1 14 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS David Bowie 8
15 11 7 5 SANCTIFY YOURSELF Simple Minds 64
medal_platinum.jpg

16 NEW 1 16 MOVE AWAY Culture Club 17
17 18 6 17 SILENT RUNNING (ON DANGEROUS GROUND) Mike and the Mechanics 21
18 23 3 18 HOUNDS OF LOVE Kate Bush 24
19 24 4 19 DIGGING YOUR SCENE The Blow Monkeys 20
20 NEW 1 20 NO ONE IS TO BLAME Howard Jones 23
21 16 7 14 DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE Huey Lewis & the News 9
22 32 3 22 KYRIE Mr Mister 18
23 13 7 13 DON'T WASTE MY TIME Paul Hardcastle Feat. Carol Kenyon 15
24 36 2 24 LOVE COMES QUICKLY Pet Shop Boys 31
25 29 5 25 THE HONEYTHIEF Hipsway 22
26 28 4 26 THIS TIME Bryan Adams 42
27 22 7 9 RISE Public Image Limited 36
28 14 9 4 IMAGINATION Belouis Some 56
medal_platinum.jpg

29 21 7 21 MY MAGIC MAN Rochelle N/A
30 34 4 30 THEME FROM NEW YORK NEW YORK Frank Sinatra 4
31 15 7 8 THE SWEETEST GIRL Madness N/A
32 40 2 32 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART Mint Juleps 76
33 42 2 33 OVERJOYED Stevie Wonder 45
34 20 8 10 THE CAPTAIN OF HER HEART Double 43
35 31 4 31 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL Tavares 16
36 19 8 2 BORDERLINE Madonna 41
medal_platinum.jpg

37 47 2 37 YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING (THE DECADE REMIX) The Real Thing 38
38 44 2 38 SECRET LOVERS Atlantic Starr 58
39 25 5 25 BURNING HEART Survivor 10
40 27 8 19 WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH Billy Ocean 5
41 NEW 1 41 HARLEM SHUFFLE The Rolling Stones 27
42 NEW 1 42 DARE TO DREAM Viola Wills 46
43 30 6 30 JOHNNY JOHNNY Prefab Sprout N/A
44 50 2 44 CANDYMAN Siouxsie and the banshees 34
45 NEW 1 45 I DO WHAT I DO…THEME FROM 9 1/2 WEEKS John Taylor 62
46 38 12 1 THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV A-ha 61
gold.png

47 NEW 1 47 THE THINGS THE LONELY DO Amazulu 66
48 NEW 1 48 LIVING IN ANOTHER WORLD Talk Talk 60
49 46 18 1 WEST END GIRLS Pet Shop Boys N/A
gold.png

50 NEW 1 50 YOU'VE GOT THE POWER Win 97

Sales Certifications:
medal_platinum.jpg
250,000 (Silver)

gold.png
500,000 (Gold)
platinum.gif
1,000,000 (Platinum)


You can't keep a good song down - Latin Quarter rebound this week from 6 to 3 with "Radio Africa":


The Bangles get their second week at Number One this week with "Manic Monday":


Chartfile
The Bangles make it two weeks at the summit with “Manic Monday”, meanwhile Prince slides up from 9 to 2 with “Kiss” – can he make it to the top next week? Also climbing inside the top ten are Latin Quarter, Depeche Mode, INXS and Talking Heads. Heading south are Phil Collins, Talk Talk, The Damned and Whitney Houston.
This week’s highest new entry comes in at Number 14 for David Bowie and his new single called “Absolute Beginners”, which is from the new film of the same name starring Patsy Kensit in the leading role. David Bowie also features in the film.
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 18 weeks now and it falls from 46 to 49 this week.
Next week could see new entries from Samantha Fox, Sam Cooke, The Art of Noise & Duane Eddy, Cliff Richard & The Young Ones, Falco, Big Audio Dynamite and Janet Jackson - 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
08-Mar-86 The Bangles - Manic Monday
15-Mar-86 The Bangles - Manic Monday

The Number Twos:
Artist Title

Madonna - Borderline - 3 weeks in Feb
The Damned - Eloise - 2 weeks in Feb/Mar
Prince & The Revolution - Kiss - 1 week in Mar - so far!
 
Retro-ing the Retrochart:
What was Number One this week in...

1980
ATOMIC - Blondie
1981 ONCE IN A LIFETIME - Talking Heads
1982 POISON ARROW - ABC
1983 BILLIE JEAN - Michael Jackson
1984 JUMP - Van Halen
1985 THE BOYS OF SUMMER - Don Henley
 
Are you thinking of creating a "Mix Tape" of the HMV Retrochart Number Ones of the 1980's?
124 songs so far have made it to the summit - but can you find a cassette long enough to fit them all on...who knows maybe in the future Home Computers can solve this issue with a new format?!

Artist Title Year
1 The Police Walking on the moon 1980
2 The Pretenders Brass in pocket 1980
3 Madness My girl 1980
4 The Specials Too much too young 1980
5 Blondie Atomic 1980
6 The Jam Going Underground 1980
7 Detroit Spinners Working my way back to you 1980
8 Blondie Call me 1980
9 Dexys Midnight Runners Geno 1980
10 Gary Numan We are glass 1980
11 OMD Messages 1980
12 Olivia Newton John & ELO Xanadu 1980
13 Joy Division Love will tear us apart 1980
14 Abba The winner takes it all 1980
15 David Bowie Ashes to Ashes 1980
16 Gary Numan I die: You die 1980
17 Kelly Marie Feels like I'm in love 1980
18 The Police Don't stand so close to me 1980
19 OMD Enola Gay 1980
20 Blondie The tide is high 1980
21 Abba Super Trouper 1980
22 John Lennon (Just like) Startin' over 1980
23 John Lennon Imagine 1981
24 John Lennon Woman 1981
25 Ultravox Vienna 1981
26 Talking Heads Once in a lifetime 1981
27 Kim Wilde Kids in America 1981
28 Bucks Fizz Making your mind up 1981
29 Ennio Morricone Chi Mai 1981
30 Adam and the Ants Stand and deliver 1981
31 Smokey Robinson Being with you 1981
32 Vangelis Chariots of fire 1981
33 The Specials Ghost Town 1981
34 Spandau Ballet Chant No.1 1981
35 Visage Visage 1981
36 The Human League Hard times/Love Action/I believe in love 1981
37 Simple Minds Love Song 1981
38 Adam and the Ants Prince Charming 1981
39 Altered Images Happy Birthday 1981
40 The Police Every little thing she does is magic 1981
41 Earth Wind & Fire Let's groove 1981
42 The Human League Don't you want me 1981
43 Dollar Mirror Mirror 1982
44 Kraftwerk The Model 1982
45 The Men I don't depend on you 1982
46 The Jam A town called Malice 1982
47 ABC Poison Arrow 1982
48 The Associates Party Fears Two 1982
49 Dollar Give me back my heart 1982
50 Bucks Fizz My camera never lies 1982
51 Elton John Blue eyes 1982
52 Yazoo Only You 1982
53 Madness The House of fun 1982
54 Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes 1982
55 The Associates Club Country 1982
56 Irene Cara Fame 1982
57 Yazoo Don't go 1982
58 Duran Duran Save a prayer 1982
59 ABC All of my heart 1982
60 Musical Youth Pass the dutchie 1982
61 Culture Club Do you really want to hurt me 1982
62 Tears For Fears Madworld 1982
63 The Human League Mirror Man 1982
64 Culture Club Time (Clock of the heart) 1982
65 Phil Collins You can't hurry love 1983
66 Men at Work Down Under 1983
67 Kajagoogoo Too shy 1983
68 Michael Jackson Billie Jean 1983
69 Duran Duran Is there something I should know 1983
70 David Bowie Let's Dance 1983
71 Michael Jackson Beat it 1983
72 Spandau Ballet True 1983
73 The Human League (Keep feeling) Fascination 1983
74 Heaven 17 Temptation 1983
75 The Police Every breath you take 1983
76 Spandau Ballet Gold 1983
77 UB40 Red Red Wine 1983
78 Culture Club Karma Chameleon 1983
79 Lionel Richie All night long (All night) 1983
80 Michael Jackson Thriller 1983
81 Paul Young Love of the common people 1983
82 Thompson Twins Hold me now 1983
83 Howard Jones What is love? 1984
84 Frankie goes to Hollywood Relax 1984
85 Nik Kershaw Wouldn't it be good 1984
86 Van Halen Jump 1984
87 Scritti Politti Wood Beez (Pray like Aretha Franklin) 1984
88 Depeche Mode People are People 1984
89 Phil Collins Against all odds 1984
90 Duran Duran The Reflex 1984
91 Wham! Wake me up before you go go 1984
92 Frankie goes to Hollywood Two Tribes 1984
93 George Michael Careless Whisper 1984
94 U2 Pride (In the name of love) 1984
95 Prince & The Revolution Purple Rain 1984
96 Wham! Freedom 1984
97 Chaka Khan I feel for you 1984
98 Frankie goes to Hollywood The power of love 1984
99 Band Aid Do they know it's Christmas 1984
100 Wham! Everything she wants 1985
101 Madonna Like a virgin 1985
102 Shout Tears For Fears 1985
103 Howard Jones Things can only get better 1985
104 Dead or Alive You spin me round (Like a record) 1985
105 Don Henley The boys of summer 1985
106 Tears For Fears Everybody wants to rule the world 1985
107 Simple Minds Don't you (Forget about me) 1985
108 Animotion Obsession 1985
109 Madonna Crazy for you 1985
110 Dead or Alive - In too deep 1985
111 Eurythmics - There must be an angel (playing with my heart) 1985
112 Madonna - Into the groove 1985
113 Kate Bush - Running up that hill 1985
114 Huey Lewis & The News - The power of love 1985
115 Red Box - Lean on me 1985
116 The Smiths - The boy with the thorn in his side 1985
117 A-ha - Take on me 1985
118 UB40 - Don't break my heart 1985
119 Wham! - I'm your man 1985
120 Whitney Houston - Saving all my love for you 1985
121 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 1986
122 A-ha - The sun always shines on TV 1986
123 Talk Talk - Life's what you make it 1986
124 The Bangles - Manic Monday 1986
 
March 15, 1986
# Artist - Song - Last Week - (Weeks Charted)

1. ABC - How To Be A Millionaire 1(12)
2. Marilyn Martin - Night Moves 3(9)
3. Thompson Twins - King For A Day 2(9)
4. E.L.O. - Calling America 13(7)
5. Marie Osmond - There's No Stopping Your Heart 6(16)
6. Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself 11(8)
7. Falco - Rock Me Amadeus 10(6)
8. Cars - I'm Not The One 14 (7)
9. Bangles - Manic Monday 22(8)
10. Heart - These Dreams 12(9)
11. Firm - All The King's Horses 15(8)
12. Sting - Russians 18(9)
13. Mike + the Mechanics - Silent Running 5(17)
14. Stevie Nicks - I Can't Wait 32(5)
15. Divinyls - Pleasure And Pain 4(16)
16. Arcadia- Goodbye Is Forever 20(7)
17. Starship - Sara 17(12)
18. Mr. Mister - Kyrie 7(13)
19. Pat Benatar -Le Bel Age 26(6)
20. Hooters - Day By Day 9(14)
21. Ready For The World - Digital Display 8(15)
22. Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers 24(9)
23. Opus - Live Is Life 38(8)
24. Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way 34(8)
25. Baltimora - Tarzan Boy 19(21)
26. Elton John - Nikita 30(9)
27. Sade - Sweetest Taboo 16(17)
28. Quarterflash - Walking On Ice 21(9)
29. ZZ Top - Stages 28(9)
30. Jennifer Rush - Power Of Love 45(6)
31. Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out 36(8)
32. Animotion - I Engineer 60(3)
33. Force M.D.'s - Tender Love 52(5)
34. A-Ha - Sun Always Shines On T.V. 23(16)
35. James Brown - Living In America 25(15)
36. Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town 27(16)
37. Charlie Sexton - Beats So Lonely 41(12)
38. Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy 43(6)
39. Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks - Needles On Pins 42(7)
40. Eurythmics - It's Alright 29(9)
41. Aretha Franklin - Another Night 46(8)
42. INXS - What You Need 47(7)
43. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know 33(15)
44. Dokken - In My Dreams 53(4)
45. John Cougar Mellancamp - R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. 48(7)
46. Loverboy - This Could Be The Night 49(8)
47. Billy Ocean - When The Going Gets Tough.. 44(16)
48. Miami Sound Machine - Conga 37(19)
49. Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love 65(5)
50. Level 42 - Something About You 54(5)
51. Midge Ure - If I Was 31(9)
52. Phil Collins -Take Me Home 59(8)
53. Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It 51(8)
54. Jermaine Jackson - I Think It's Love 63(4)
55. Rolling Stones - Harlem Shuffle <(1)
56. Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart 61(8)
57. Marillion - Lady Nina <(1)
58. Alisha - Baby Talk 40(13)
59. Prince & the Revolution - Kiss 69(4)
60. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - American Storm <(1)
61. Roger Daltry -Quicksilver Lightning 55(8)
62. Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love 70(5)
63. Outfield - Your Love 71(4)
65. Dire Straits - So Far Away 72(3)
64. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls 73(2)
66. Jackson Browne - For America 74(2)
67. Mickey Thomas - Stand In The Fire 62(7)
68. Olivia Newton-John - Toughen Up 56(9)
69. Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed 76(4)
70. John Taylor - I Do What I Do 78 (2)
71. Peter Frampton - Lying 66(7)
72. Laura Branigan - I Found Someone 77(3)
73. Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately <(1)
74. Cruzados - Hanging Out In California 57(9)
75. Phyllis Nelson - I Like You 79(5)
76. Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark - If You Leave 87(2)
77. Honeymoon Suite - Feel It Again 90(2)
78. E.L.O. - Sorrow About To Fall 82(3)
79. Clannad - In A Lifetime 81(3)
80. A-Ha - Train Of Thought 91(2)
81. Connie - Funky Little Beat 80(8)
82. Wax -Right Between The Eyes <(1)
83. Everly Brothers - Born Yesterday 83(3)
84. Rosanne Cash - Hold On 84(3)
85. Elvis Costello - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 85(3)
86. Divinyls - Sleeping Beauty 86(2)
87. Jellybean - Sidewalk Talk 35(18)
88. Dan Seals - Bop 75(5)
89. Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark - Secret 58(14)
90. Paul McCartney - Spies Like Us 50(17)
91. Stevie Nicks - Talk To Me 64(18)
92. Van Halen -Why Can't This Be Love <(1)
93. Dennis DeYoung - Call Me <(1)
94. Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy <(1)
95. New Edition - Little Bit Of Love <(1)
96. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait <(1)
97. Asia - Go 67(18)
98. Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre 39(18)
99. Stevie Wonder - Go Home 68(17)
100. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam & Full Force - Can You Feel The Beat 92(18)
ABC does it again, for the third week in a row, How To Be A Millionaire, is #1
dropouts
Asia - Too Late
Kane Gang - Respect Yourself
Pat Benatar - Sex As A Weapon
Waterboys - Whole Of The Moon
Survivor - Burning Heart
Face To Face - Tell Me Why
Motels - Icy Red
Wham! - I'm Your Man
Freddie Jackson - He'll Never Love You..
Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew - Super Bowl Shuffle
 
01 NE David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
02 NE Nick Carr - Jayce Et Les Conquérants De La Lumière
03 01 Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed
04 02 Partenaire Particulier - Partenaire Particulier
05 04 Diana Ross - Chain Reaction

06 NE Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself
07 NE Münchener Freiheit - Ohne Dich (Schlaf Ich Heut Nacht nicht ein!)
08 06 a-ha - The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
09 05 Aretha Franklin - Another Night
10 07 Do Piano - Again

11 NE Lady Lily - Non E Vero
12 03 Various Artists - Les "Restos" Du Cœur
13 15 Elegance - Un Tube... Sinon Rien
14 08 Mylène Farmer - Plus Grandir
15 10 Michel Jonasz - Unis Vers L'uni

16 NE Audrey Hall - One Dance Won't Do
17 09 Den Harrow - Bad Boy
18 NE Talking Heads - And She Was
19 11 Billy Ocean - When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
20 12 Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)

21 13 Jocelyn Brown - Love's Gonna Get You
22 16 Stéphanie, Sandrine et Les Enfants de Bondy - Les Bisous Des Bisounours
23 NE Sophie Marceau - Bérézina
24 14 Pino Daniele - Ferry Boat
25 NE Sophia George - Girlie Girlie

26 20 Ivan - Pon La Radio
27 17 Fra Lippo Lippi - Shouldn't Have To Be Like That
28 18 Tina Turner - One of the Living
29 19 Renaud - Miss Maggie
30 21 Pat Benatar - Le Bel Age

31 26 Anne Murray - Now And Forever (You And Me)
32 23 Miami Sound Machine - Conga
33 24 Gold - Capitaine Abandonné
34 25 John Mellencamp - Small Town
35 22 Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

36 27 Carl Carlton - Slipped, Tripped (Fooled Around And Fell In Love)
37 28 Diva - La Nuit
38 29 Diviacchi - Waiting For Heaven
39 30 Niagara - Tchiki Boum
40 31 Gilbert Montagné - Au Soleil - Robinson Crusoe

41 32 Jean-Yves Lievaux - Vivre À Ciel Ouvert
42 33 Jean-Pierre Mader - Jalousie
43 34 O.R.L. - Nouvelle Mode
44 35 The Cure - Close To Me
45 37 Colonel Abrams - Trapped

46 40 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
47 36 Mike & The Mechanics - Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
48 39 Bruno Grimaldi - Retour De Manivelle
49 38 The Cars - Tonight She Comes
50 41 Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love

Release information
02 Jayce Et Les Conquérants De La Lumière by Nick Carr, new at number 43 in the French SNEP chart that week.[discogs]
23 Bérézina by Sophie Marceau, new at number 80 in the French Airplay Chart on January 12, 1986.[discogs]
 
Last edited:
1. Cock Robin - The Promise You Made
2. Madonna - Borderline
3. E.G. Daily - Say It, Say It
4. Marietta - Fire & Ice
5. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
6. Miami Sound Machine - Conga
7. Sheila E. - A Love Bizarre
8. Gry - September Love
9. Patsy Gallant - Hit The Streets Tonight
10. Britt Dahlén - Into The Night
11. Eastbound Expressway - You're a Beat
12. Time Bandits - I Won't Steal Away (New)
13. Jennifer Rush - Destiny
14. Paul Hardcastle - Don't Waste My Time
15. Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)
16. Bangles - Manic Monday
17. Brenda K. Starr - Suspicion
18. Lady Lily - Non e vero
19. Culture Club - Move Away
20. Teri DeSario - Overnight Success
21. The Star Sisters - Just Another Night In New York City (New)
22. Kiki Dee - Another Day Comes
23. Ken Lazlo - Tonight
24. Mai Tai - Female intuition
25. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
26. Stevie Nicks - Talk To Me (New)
27. Mr. Mister - Kyrie
28. Talk Talk - Living in Another World
29. Prince - Kiss
30. a-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV
31. Xandra - Gold
32. Simply Red - Jericho
33. Julianne Werding - Stimmen im Wind
34. Sister Sledge - When the Boys Meet the Girls
35. Aretha Franklin - Another Night
36. Pattie Brooks - Lifeline Dancing
37. Helena Vondráčková - Sprint
38. Val Young - If You Should Ever Be Lonely
39. Deborah - Danger For Love
40. David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
41. Sandra - Little Girl
42. Linda Imperial - Stranger
43. Lana Pellay - Pistol in my Pocket
44. Markéta Muchová - Superden
45. Eartha Kitt - This Is My Life
46. C.C. Catch - 'Cause You Are Young
47. Eartha Kitt - I Don't Care (New)
48. Agnetha Fältskog - Just One Heart
49. Tracy SPencer - Run To Me (New)
50. Gemini - Just Like That (New)





 

Top