30 years ago this week - King score their one and only hit in Australia, Howard Jones gets ever closer to the top 10 and it's power ballad o'clock with REO Speedwagon. Plus, Aussie bands Dynamic Hepnotics and Vitabeats debut new songs.
Details plus the full top 50: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/201...l-14-1985.html
I know the link, but the link you copied and pasted doesn't take you directly there, due to it being abbreviated.
Hmmm, not sure how to post a link that doesn't abbreviate here.
But anyway, the 1985 chart can be seen at chartbeat.blogspot.com.au
Week ending April 21, 1985
Awesome Euro disco with Fun Fun Fun (featuring Spagna!), plus Duran Duran split in two and Teena Marie gives Sheila E and Sheena Easton a run for their money
^ Ah, so that's the trick to non-abbreviated URL's. They have to fit within a line of text.
You still have to cut and paste the link - not sure how to get it to create a hyperlink (is that what they're still called?)
30 years ago this week...
Phil Collins and Philip Bailey go head to head with their follow-ups to "Easy Lover" (which was a flop in Australia).
Plus, Don Henley, Depeche Mode and Foreigner missed the top 50 entirely after topping it with "I Want To Know What Love Is".
Details and chart here: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/30-years-ago-this-week-april-28-1985.html
Week ending May 5, 1985
Nightshift, Wide Boy, Something That You Said, Kiss Me, Welcome To The Pleasuredome plus 7 songs that missed the top 50 including singles by V Capri, Guy McDonough and Eric Clapton.
Week ending May 12, 1985
Tears For Fears and Simple Minds conquer America, plus Paul Young's US chart-topper, a godawful Australian rock duet, Santana does synthpop and more
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/30-years-ago-this-week-may-12-1985.html
Week ending May 19, 1985
Go West, Ashford & Simpson, The Pookah Makes 3, David Lee Roth, GANGgajang and more
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/30-years-ago-this-week-may-19-1985.html
Week ending May 26, 1985
Eurythmics rock out, Freddie Mercury has a solo hit, Eurogliders get hot and steamy, Uncanny X-Men slow it down, classic one-hit wonders DeBarge and more.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/30-years-ago-this-week-may-26-1985.html
Week ending June 2, 1985
Dire Straits debut on the singles and albums chart with 1985's biggest record, plus Julian Lennon, Kim Wilde, Art Garfunkel and a couple of long-forgotten Australian rock bands: The Promise and F.A.B.
Details and full chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/30-years-ago-this-week-june-2-1985.html
Week ending June 9, 1985
Madonna's Angel hits the chart with Into The Groove tucked away on the B-side of the 12" single.
Plus: 19, Walking On Sunshine, That Ole Devil Called Love and Live It Up. Top 50 misses from Patti LaBelle, The Adventures and Matt Bianco.
And, the decade's longest-running top 50 hit spends its final week on the chart.
Full details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/30-years-ago-this-week-june-9-1985.html
Week ending June 16, 1985
Duran Duran's only 1985 single, plus a ***** triple play from Bronski Beat & Marc Almond, Dead Or Alive and Marilyn.
Also, Billy Ocean's big ballad and a Machinations song that sounds influenced by FGTH. All that and top 50 misses from Meatloaf, Goanna and King.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/30-years-ago-this-week-june-16-1985.html
I forgot how ridiculous the automatic censorship was here (not the moderator's doing)... even the word d@mn is censored. So many possibilities the ***** word could be.
I didn't even notice it had been censored when I posted it. It's the Q word (as in GLBTIQ), which of course has now been championed by the gay community but may well have still been an insult back in 1985.
Week ending June 23, 1985
Animotion debut with "Obsession" - but they weren't the original artist to record it.
Plus China Crisis' biggest Australian hit, The Style Council try to get the populace riled up, Do Re Mi's debut smash and Men At Work's final chart appearance.
Also, top 50 misses from Supertramp, US talent show star Sam Harris, Sheena Easton's lady bits and, once again, The Angels.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/30-years-ago-this-week-june-23-1985.html
Week ending June 30, 1985
Madonna's first ballad single, Bryan Ferry returns, The Power Station make it two from two, a long-forgotten Prince single and more
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/30-years-ago-this-week-june-30-1985.html
Week ending July 7, 1985
The song Cyndi Lauper used to hate, Go West back with a second single in just 7 weeks and Sting kicks off his solo career properly.
Plus Til Tuesday, Michael Winslow, Bob Dylan, Deodato and more
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/30-years-ago-this-week-july-7-1985.html
A little detour from the normal chart recap to look back at Live Aid, which took place 30 years ago today:
Week ending July 14, 1985
Mary Jane Girls, Kids In The Kitchen, Howard Jones and Bruce Springsteen debut
Plus top 50 misses from The Beach Boys and David Bowie
And an early flop from Whitney Houston
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/30-years-ago-this-week-july-14-1985.html
Week ending July 21, 1985
The latest from Models and I'm Talking - with the former featuring the singers from the latter.
Also, the best instrumental hit of the 80s, as well as new hits for Bryan Adams, The Pointer Sisters and Renee Geyer.
Plus, top 50 misses from three long forgotten Aussie bands: Beargarden, Dropbears, Flying Fonzarellis.
Week ending July 28, 1985
Dream Academy's only hit single, Phil Collins' best single, Godley & Creme's surprisingly not bigger single and a megamix of some of The Sweet's best known singles.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/30-years-ago-this-week-july-28-1985.html
Week ending August 4, 1985
Tina Turner goes beyond thunderdome, the end of the road for Australian Crawl, Hoodoo Gurus' bittersweet breakthrough, Eurythmics change musical direction and Billy Joel gets a second wind.
Plus, the theme from the biggest musical of the year (in Australia, anyway) and top 50 misses from AC/DC, DeBarge and Survivor.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/30-years-ago-this-week-august-4-1985.html
Week ending August 11, 1985
One of Elton John's lesser known duets, and Tears For Fears run out of steam.
Plus a couple of top 50 misses.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/30-years-ago-this-week-august-11-1985.html
Week ending August 18, 1985
Dire Straits want their MTV - and get it, Koo De Tah and The Hooters debut, plus new hits from Talking Heads, Prince, Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart.
And five top 50 misses, including Yello, Scritti Politti and Gary Moore/Phil Lynott.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/30-years-ago-this-week-august-18-1985.html
Week ending August 25, 1985
The year's highest number of new entries, including Freeway Of Love, Frankie, Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes), In Too Deep, Like A Surgeon, Icing On the Cake, Goodbye Bad Times, Forever Young and Tomb Of Memories.
Plus, top 50 misses from Belouis Some, Freddie Mercury, V Spy V Spy and Jean Knight.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/30-years-ago-this-week-august-25-1985.html
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Week ending September 1, 1985
One of the best soundtrack hits of the 80s, courtesy of Huey Lewis & The News, plus Phyllis Nelson, The Motels and V Capri.
Plus top 50 misses from Whitney Houston, Spaniards, Carly Simon and New Order.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/30-years-ago-this-week-september-1-1985.html
Week ending September 8, 1985
Lesser-known hits from Katrina & The Waves, Corey Hart, Howard Jones, The Style Council, Uncanny X-Men and The Pointer Sisters.
Even lesser-known top 50 misses from Kenny Loggins, Billy Ocean, Deckchairs Overboard, Tim Finn and Nik Kershaw.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/30-years-ago-this-week-september-8-1985.html
Week ending September 15, 1985
All-Australian new entries with What You Need, I'd Die To Be With You Tonight, Idiot Grin, Date With Destiny and Giver Of Life.
Plus, top 50 misses from The Highwaymen, Australian Crawl and Marillion.
Details and full chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/30-years-ago-this-week-september-15-1985.html
Exactly five years later, INXS debuted in the top 10 again with Suicide Blonde. Here's the link to my 25 years ago post for this week.
Week ending September 22, 1985
Current Stand, The City Of Soul, Spanish Eddie, Dress You Up and Australian charity record The Garden.
Plus, top 50 misses from Stephen Cummings, Motley Crue, Doug & The Slugs and Go West
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/30-years-ago-this-week-september-22-1985.html
Week ending September 29, 1985
Three future number 1s debut: Take On Me, I Got You Babe and Dancing In The Street. Also, Part-time Lover, Summer Of '69 and an Electric Pandas song no one remembers.
Plus, top 50 misses from The Family (the band that originated Nothing Compares 2 U!), Sting (his best single!) and Renee Geyer (she's in the ARIA Hall of Fame!).
Details and full chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/30-years-ago-this-week-september-29-1985.html
Week ending October 6, 1990
Divinyls, I'm Talking, Machinations and Time Bandits (who filmed their video in Australia).
Plus, a top 50 miss from Chris Rea.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/30-years-ago-this-week-october-6-1985.html
It's October 6 1985, Gavin.
So it is. Slip of the keyboard, since I also do a 1990 weekly recap.
Week ending October 13, 1985
Seven new entries, seven classic songs: Gambler, Running Up That Hill, Cherish, Invincible, Johnny Come Home, In Between Days and St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion).
Plus, top 50 misses from The Dream Academy, Sheila E, Loverboy, Amy Grant, Geisha and Placido Domingo.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/30-years-ago-this-week-october-13-1985.html
Week ending October 20, 1985
Another song called The Power Of Love. Plus, Money's Too Tight (To Mention), And We Danced, Don't Mess With Doctor Dream and Face To Face.
And top 50 misses from Bryan Ferry and Prince.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/30-years-ago-this-week-october-20-1985.html
Week ending October 27, 1985
Only one new entry on the singles chart, plus four top 50 misses from Madness, The Stems, Hall & Oates and The Accelerators.
And a closer look at the albums chart.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/30-years-ago-this-week-october-27-1985.html
Week ending November 3, 1985
New entries from Pseudo Echo, Tina Turner, Simple Minds, Talking Heads, John Cougar Mellencamp, Hoodoo Gurus and Bruce Springsteen.
And a top 50 miss from **** Robin.
Details and chart:
Week ending November 10, 1985
Olivia Newton-John writhes around in a bed, Heart make a comeback and Models don't do as well with their latest single.
Plus, top 50 misses from Ronnie Milsap, Lloyd Cole and Air Supply
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/30-years-ago-this-week-november-10-1985.html
Week ending November 17, 1985
Neil from The Young Ones debuts, Midge Ure goes solo (again), Elton John's equal-biggest hit of the 80s and a classic 80s synthpop track from Trans-X.
Plus, top 50 misses from The Clash, The ****ed, The Style Council, Roger Daltrey and, surprisingly, Diana Ross featuring Michael Jackson.
Details and chart:
Week ending November 24, 1985
Whitney finally breaks into the top 50... with a cover. Rose Tattoo also take a remake into the chart. And new entries from Aretha Franklin, ZZ Top, Prefab Sprout and Red Box
Plus, top 50 misses from Sting, Electric Pandas, The Church, Cheech & Chong and Feargal Sharkey.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/30-years-ago-this-week-november-24-1985.html
Week ending December 1, 1985
Working Class Man, Say You Say Me, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves, No Promises, Oh Sheila and Election Day debut.
Plus, top 50 misses from Sade, Dropbears, Billy Joel, Kids In The Kitchen and Australian Crawl.
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/30-years-ago-this-week-december-1-1985.html
Week ending December 8, 1985
The first record to debut at number 1 in Australia. And We Built This City, Can't Wait To See You and Separate Lives.
Plus, top 50 misses from Mental As Anything, Don Henley and Do-Re-Mi
Details and chart: http://chartbeat.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/30-years-ago-this-week-december-8-1985.html
Week ending December 15, 1985
Dolly and Kenny reunite, and Koo De Tah struggle with their follow-up single.
Details and chart:
It certainly made the chart a curious read during that fortnight if not downright 'weird' as "Entry Number Ones" were something that the US and UK had in abundance and were somewhat 'alien' to my eyes [then].