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 1985 - 1989 The Last 5 Years


All The #1 Singles Of The Following Years


1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988- 1989



Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
19th January Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is Atlantic 3
9th February Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson I Know Him So Well RCA 4
9th March Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Epic 4
23rd March Philip Bailey & Phil Collins Easy Lover CBS/ Virgin 4
20th April USA For Africa We Are The World CBS 2
4th May Phiyllis Nelson Move Closer Carrere 1
11th May Paul Hardcastle 19 Chrysalis 5
15th June The Crowd You'll Never Walk Alone Spartan 2
29th June Sister Sledge Frankie Atlantic 4
27th July Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) RCA 1
3rd August Madonna Into The Groove Sire 4
31st August UB40 With Chrissie Hynde I Got You Babe Dep Int'l 1
7th September David Bowie & Mick Jagger Dancing In The Street EMI America 5
5th October Midge Ure If I Was Chrysalis 1
12th October Jennifer Rush The Power Of Love CBS 5
16th November Feargal Sharkey A Good Heart Virgin 2
30th November Wham! I'm Your Man Epic 2
14th December Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You Arista 2
28th December Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone Epic 2




11th January Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Parlophone 2
25th January A-Ha The Sun Always Shines On TV Warner Bros 2
8th February Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) Jive 4
8th March Diana Ross Chain Reaction Capitol 3
29th March Cliff Richard & The Young Ones Living Doll WEA 3
19th April George Michael A Different Corner Epic 3
10th May Falco Rock Me Amadeus A&M 1
17th May Spitting Image The Chicken Song Virgin 3
7th June Dr & The Medics Spirit In The Sky IRS/ MCA 3
28th June Wham! The Edge Of Heaven Epic 2
12th July Madonna Papa Don't Preach Sire 3
2nd August Chris De Burgh The Lady In Red A&M 3
23rd August Boris Gardner I Want To Wake Up With You Revue/ Creole 3
13th September Communards Don't Leave Me This Way London 4
11th October Madonna True Blue Sire 1
18th October Nick Berry Every Loser Wins BBC 3
8th November Berlin Take My Breath Away CBS 4
6th December Europe The Final Countdown Epic 2
20th December Housemartins Caravan Of Love GO! Discs 1
27th December Jackie Wilson Reet Petite SMP 4




Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
24th January Steve 'Silk' Hurley Jack Your Body DJ Int'l 2
7th February Aretha Franklin & George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Epic 2
21st February Ben E King Stand By Me Atlantic 3
14th March Boy George Everything I Own Virgin 2
4th April Ferry Aid Let It Be Sun 3
25th April Madonna La Isla Bonita Sire 2
9th May Starship Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now Grunt 4
6th June Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Arista 2
20th June Firm Star Trekkin' Bark 2
4th July Pet Shop Boys It's A Sin Parlophone 3
25th July Madonna Who's That Girl Sire 1
1st August Los Lobos La Bamba Slash 2
15th August Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett I Just Can't Stop Loving You Epic 2
29th August Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You UP RCA 5
3rd October M A R R S Pump Up The Volume 4AD 2
17th October Bee Gees You Win Again Warner Bros 4
14th November T'Pau China In Your Hand Siren 5
19th December Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind Parlophone 4




Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
16th January Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth Virgin 2
30th January Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now MCA 3
20th February Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky PWL 5
26th March Aswad Don?t' Turn Around Mango 2
9th April Pet Shop Boys Heart Parlophone` 3
30th April S Express Theme From S Express Rhythm King 2
14th May Fairground Attraction Perfect RCA 1
21st May Wet Wet Wet With A Little Help From My Friends Childline 4
18th June Timelords Doctorin' The Tardis KLF 1
25th June Bros I Owe You Nothing CBS 2
9th July Glenn Medeiros Nothings Gonna Change My Love For You London 4
6th August Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up Big Life 5
10th September Phil Collins A Groovy Kind Of Love Virgin 2
24th September Hollies He Aint Heavy He's My Brother EMI 2
8th October U2 Desire Island 1
15th October Whitney Houston One Moment In Time Arista 2
29th October Enya Orinoco Flow WEA 3
19th November Robin Beck First Time Mercury 3
10th December Cliff Richard Mistletoe & Wine EMI 4




Date Artist/s Title Label Weeks At #1
7th January Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan Especially For You PWL 3
28th January Marc Almond & Gene Pitney Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart 4
25th February Simple Minds Belfast Child Virgin 2
11th March Jason Donovan Too Many Broken Hearts PWL 2
25th March Madonna Like A Prayer Sire 3
15th April Bangles Eternal Flame 4
13th May Kylie Minogue Hand On Your Heart PWL 1
20th May Ferry Aid Ferry '.Cross The Mersey 3
10th June Jason Donovan Sealed With A Kiss PWL 2
24th June Soul 2 Soul Featuring Caron Wheeler Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) 4
22nd July Sonia You'll Never Stop Me Loving You PWL 2
5th August Jive Bunny Swing The Mood 5
9th September Black Box Ride On Time 6
21st October Jive Bunny That's What I Like 3
11th November Lisa Stansfield All Around The World 2
25th November New Kids On The Block You got It (The Right Stuff) 3
16th December Jive Bunny Let's Party 1
23rd December Band Aid 2 Do They Know It's Christmas PWL 3





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