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Most Playable No.1 from 1985  

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Not a stunningly inspiring year for disco-friendly tunes...or was it?

Just 2 artists held the top spot for 5 weeks each - they were Jennifer Rush: "The power of love" and Paul Hardcastle with (n.n.n.n.n.n.n.n.n.)nineteen (not to be confused with the excellent Rory Bremner version...."n.n.n.n.n.n.nineteen, not out")

With a very respectable 4 weeks at No.1 were Elaine Paige and Barbara Disckinson: "I know him so well", Philip Bailey and Phil Collins with "Easy Lover", Sister Sledge "Frankie", Madonna: "Into the Groove", and David Bowie and Mick Jaggers cover of "Dancin' in the street".

Strangely enough only one artist held the No.1 spot for 3 weeks - Foreigner - "I want to know what love is". In stark contrast, several artist managed 2 weeks at the peak of the charts: Dead or Alive "You spin me Round (Like a record)", USA for Africa: "We are the world", The Crowd "You'll never walk alone", Feargal Sharkey: "A Good heart", Wham! "I'm your man", Whitney Houston: "Saving all my love for you" and Shakin' Stevens: "Merry Christmas Everyone"...

With just a single week at No.1...Phillis Nelson: "Move Closer", Eurythmics (featuring some "off" harmonica playing by Stevie Wonder) "There must be an angel (playing with my heart)", UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: "I got you babe" and Midge Ures "If I was".

But...which is your most popular track for disco's....

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Not going to vote yet.....what a fantastic year '85 was!
A lot of the tunes listed have been played at gigs but wil have to think which one's I've been requested more for / played the most.
Difficult one! biggrin.gif
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The year of the charity record Live Aid etc. Shakin' Stevens Christmas song still gets played cos its christmas party time.
Anne

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totally agree it has to be Wham !!!!!

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As others have said it has to be Wham

 

Do unto others before they do unto you then run like Fcuk

before the police get there

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