January 4, 1986: Year-end Disco/Hi-NRG charts for 1985

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

ADRIAN WEBB gathered most of the old ‘funk mafia’ faces plus some younger newcomers for a pre-Christmas feast at Bob Payton’s Chicago Rib Shack. to confirm that the DJ line-up at Live Wire’s April 11-13 Bognor Regis Butlins ‘Ultimate Soul Weekender’ will be much as previously announced, with the significant absence of Martin Collins but the addition of Colin Curtis, Jay Strongman and Trevor Fung: present at the happy gathering (I felt a bit like a New York cop noting number plates outside a Mafia wedding!) were the team of Chris Hill, Robbie Vincent, Froggy, Pete Tong, Chris Brown, Bob Jones, Sean French, Jonathan, Colin Hudd, Nicky Holloway, Gilles Peterson, Trevor Fung, plus Eddie Gordon, Mervyn Anthony, John Hassinger, WEA’s Fred Dove & Zoe Glitherow, Kentish booker Brian Rix, Dartford Flicks owner Mike Kearn, Camberley Frenchies manager Bob ‘The Knob’ Houlton, many female accomplices and myself — the cosa nostra revealed? … Gilles Peterson’s odd spelling has been explained at last: he’s half Swiss, half French, and his real surname is something impossible! … Disco Mix Club’s next 3rd International DJ Convention has been confirmed for London’s Hippodrome again on Sunday March 16, when the World Final of the 1986 Technics DJ Mixing Championship will also be held (the separate UK Final having been there on Feb 26) … C. J. Carlos, reeling from the politics of the last few weeks, remains piratical at heart and would have returned to the airwaves on any station, TKO happening to be the one that gave him the best offer — unfortunately on the old Solar wavelength, which is all that’s really caused confusion … CJ incidentally has been resident now for two and a half years at Dalston’s Oasis, longer than anyone else has lasted in that area … TKO is fully automated using a machine that plays both sides of four cassettes without anyone having to be there, which will disappoint the DTI’s “pirate busters” should they think they’ve found a whole studio … Thursday (2) Steve Walsh, Tosca and others open up Streatham Gems, while Nicky Holloway & Trevor Fung soul St. Martin’s Lane Laceys weekly … Sunday (5) Bob Jones, Chris Bangs, Ed Stokes, Russ B & Tony Fernandez dive “In At The Deep End” at Canvey Goldmine for a night of interesting music … Wednesday (8) Belfast Soul Club meets at Derriaghy Lisburn Road’s Ferraris in the Stagecoach Inn, but £1 tickets are required in advance from Terry Corr at 7 Colenso Court, Belfast BT9 5BB (enclose SAE) — which seems a bit complicated … BBC2’s terrific two-part Arena special ‘The Apollo Story’ was made especially poignant by the death shortly before it of the featured ‘Big’ Joe Turner, the Kansas City shouter whose belting vigorous R&B needed little adaptation to become rock ‘n’ roll — such of his classics as ‘Shake, Rattle And Roll’ and ‘Flip, Flop And Fly’ were covered in the mid-’50s by Bill Haley and Elvis Presley, but for sheer power and lusty exuberance his originals could not be bettered … I could write reams about my own experiences at the famous Harlem showcase, which l used to visit weekly when living in New York during 1964, but suffice at this stage to say that one notable appearance I caught there, actually in 1967, was the debut of the Parliaments singing ‘Testify (I Wanna)’ in shimmying baggy lime green satin suits — the same group led by George Clinton who subsequently got spaced out and Funkadelicised as Parliament! … Eon Irving (Chelsea Mainsqueeze) tips the Jennifer/Jocelyn-ish first album by Shirley Murdock due soon on US Elektra and sent him from the States as a test pressing … Torso, realising that being a great dance troupe on Radio London’s Soul Night Out broadcasts doesn’t exactly reveal their talent in peoples’ living rooms, seem set to start recording on A&M so that they can be heard too! … Pet Shop Boys ‘West End Girls’ keeps reminding me of Al Stewart singing William De Vaughn’s ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ – how about you? … Robbie Vincent would have enjoyed playing Baby Boomer Trivial Pursuits with Chris Hill over Christmas rather more had Chris not cheated by learning the answers first! … Christmas has yet to happen as I write this for a foreshortened deadline, without time to do any full reviews, but as in the last issue all the major releases were at least mentioned with their BPMs you should be as up to date as possible at this early stage: however, due here now are Rochelle ‘My Magic Man‘ (Warner Bros W8838T), the Lisa-Lisa-ish (0-)112¼bpm jiggly pop nagger with kids appeal, Kurtis Blow ‘If I Ruled The World’ (Club JABX 26), and it appears possibly James Brown ‘Living In America’ (Scotti Brothers TA 6701) — back to normal next week … HAPPY NEW YEAR!


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for the Top 75 entries on 7in from the two weeks before Christmas, when most in fact were seasonal novelties of little interest now although you may want to note thorn for future reference (f/c/r for fade/cold/resonant ends):

Bruce Springsteen ‘Hometown’ 58-58½/117-118½f/’Santa’ 29/58-58½-61½/123-141-65-142-0f, Wham! 106⅔f, Iron Maiden 0-137½-167½-176-170-0f, The Concept 121½f, Jennifer Rush (0-)110¾f, Inspirational Choir 0-69⅔-71-0r, Paul McCartney & Frogs 49-0r, Weekend 122¼-0f, Orville 0-48-0c, Mike Oldfield 0-90½f, Slade 122-127-129-131-0r, Peter Auty 0r, Bryan Adams 76¾-0r, Full Force 0-100⅔-0c, Mud 66⅓-0r, Mr Mister 49½f, Bryan Ferry 0-38½/77f, Bing Crosby 0-46/92-47½/95-0c, John Anderson Big Band 191f, Bonnie ‘n’ Todd 0-81-0-81f.


UK DISCO TOP 100 – January 4, 1986

01 02 SATURDAY LOVE, Cherrelle with Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
02 01 ALICE I WANT YOU JUST FOR ME, Full Force, CBS 12in
03 03 MR DJ, The Concept, 4th + B’way 12in
04 04 SHE’S STRANGE/LES ADAMS MEGAMIX/ROOM 123, Cameo, Club 12in twin-pack
05 11 WARRIOR GROOVE, DSM, 10 Records 12in
06 05 THE SHOW, Doug E Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew, Cooltempo 12in
07 10 AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE (‘BAD’ MIX), Princess, Supreme Records 12in
08 09 SAVING ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU, Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
09 06 ONE NATION, Masquerade, Streetwave 12in
10 14 WHO’S ZOOMIN’ WHO, Aretha Franklin, Arista 12in
11 13 MY MAGIC MAN, Rochelle, US Warner Bros 12in
12 07 YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, RCA 12in
13 12 LET MY PEOPLE GO/RAW INSTRUMENTAL, The Winans, Qwest 12in
14 08 IF I RULED THE WORLD, Kurtis Blow, US Mercury 12in
15 17 YOU DON’T KNOW (SPECIAL REMIX), Serious Intention, Important Records 12in
16 15 CHIEF INSPECTOR, Wally Badarou, 4th + B’way 12in
17 19 MUSIC IS THE ANSWER/DUB MIX, Colonel Abrams, PRT 12in
18 16 NEW YORK EYES, Nicole (with Timmy Thomas), Portrait 12in
19 18 UPTOWN EXPRESS, BT Express, Streetwave 12in
20 25 WHO DO YOU LOVE, Bernard Wright, US Manhattan 12in
21 24 100%, Caprice, Lovebeat International 12in
22 29 DO ME BABY, Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol 12in
23 20 SUGAR FREE/FOREVER AND EVER, Juicy, US Private l Records LP
24 21 DO YOU REALLY LOVE YOUR BABY, The Temptations, Motown 12in
25 23 TELL ME (HOW IT FEELS), 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in
26 50 THE THINGS THAT MEN DO, Krystol, US Epic 12in
27 40 GIRLIE GIRLIE, Sophia George, Winner 12in
28 49 LIVING IN AMERICA, James Brown, US Scotti Brothers 12in
29 34 MAKE ‘EM MOVE (REMIX), Sly And Robbie, Island 12in
30 31 FUNKY SENSATION, Ladies Choice, LGR Records 12in
31 28 GO HOME(REMIX), Stevie Wonder, Motown 12in
32 22 CARAVAN OF LOVE, Isley Jasper Isley, Epic 12in
33 37 MATED, David Grant And Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
34 47 YOU ARE MY LADY, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
35 32 LOVE’S GONNA GET YOU, Jocelyn Brown, US Warner Bros/Jellybean 12in
36 43 LADIES/BASSLINE/HARDCORE HIP-HOP, Mantronix, US Sleeping Bag Records LP
37 46 TRAPPED, Colonel Abrams, MCA Records 12in
38 26 I’M NOT GONNA LET/SPECULATION, Colonel Abrams, MCA Records LP
39 41 GUILTY, Yarbrough And Peoples, Total Experience 12in
40 27 TOO TOUGH (REMIX), Lonnie Reaves, US Qwest 12in
41 38 COLDER ARE MY NIGHTS/MAY I?/THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL, The Isley Brothers, Warner Bros LP
42 59 RAISE THE ROOF, The Conway Brothers, 10 Records 12in
43 39 DAY BY DAY, Shakatak with Al Jarreau, Boiling Point 12in
44 63 ARTIFICIAL HEART/HIGH PRIORITY/WILL YOU SATISFY?/YOU LOOK GOOD TO ME, Cherrelle, US Tabu LP
45 36 NEPENTHE/LET ME DOWN EASY, Skipworth And Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
46 55 AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH, Frankie Kelly, 10 Records 12in
47 64 KEEP THAT SAME OLD FEELING/ALWAYS THERE, Side Effect, Streetwave 12in
48 69 GIVE HER SOME ATTENTION/I’M FASCINATED/MAGIC, The Temptations, Motown LP
49 67 I WOULDN’T LIE/I’LL GIVE ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU BACK, Yarbrough And Peoples, US Total Experience LP
50 65 FREAK IN ME, Danté, US Panoramic 12in
51 35 SECRET RENDEZVOUS, René And Angela, Champion 12in
52 56 SET IT OFF, Harleqiun Four’s, US Jus Born Prod 12in
53 48 THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ (LIKE YOUR LOVIN’)/SHE’S NOT A SLEAZE, Paul Laurence, Capitol 12in
54 45 INSPECTOR GADGET, The Kartoon Krew, Champion 12in
55 33 HIT AND RUN, Total Contrast, London 12in
56 42 HOW CAN I GET NEXT TO YOU, Chapter 8, US Beverly Glen Music LP
57 54 GET LOOSE, Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess, US NIA 12in
58 60 THE MAGIC, THE MOMENT, Subject, US Pow Wow 12in
59 82 RSVP (NICK MARTINELLI MIX), Five Star, Tent 12in
60 57 THE HEAT OF HEAT/BIG BAD WORLD, Patti Austin, Qwest LP
61 61 AFTER LOVING YOU, Omari, Recent Future Records 12in
62 30 GIVE AND TAKE, Brass Construction, Capitol 12in
63 44 HIGH HORSE/CHEMISTRY OF LOVE, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, RCA LP
64 72 THAT’S A LIE/ROCK THE BELLS, LL Cool J, US Def Jam LP
65 — I’M AVAILABLE/YOU’RE MY LAST CHANCE, 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in
66 52 PARTY LIGHTS, The Circle City Band, US Circle City Records 12in
67 62 JAZZ GROOVE, DSM, 10 Records 12in
68 70 ANGEL PT 1, David Sea, Move 12in EP
69 66 NO SHOW, Symbolic Three featuring DJ Dr Shock, US Reality 12in
70 51 THE SCREAMS OF PASSION, The Family, Warner Bros/Paisley Park 12in
71 re LEAVE ME NOW/I SLEEP ON MY HEART (REMIX)/WORLD MACHINE, Level 42, Polydor 12in promo
72 73 I CAN GIVE YOU MORE, LL Cool J, US Def Jam 12in
73 83 WHO’S ZOOMIN’ WHO (US REMIXES), Aretha Franklin, Arista 12in
74 53 KEEP ON, Bobby Mardis, US Profile 12in
75 58 MAUREEN, Sade, Epic LP
76 79 IT DOESN’T MATTER/COMPUTER LOVE, Zapp, Warner Bros LP
77 98 GOT TO GO, Ester, US Studio Records 12in
78 68 GENIUS, Quando Quango, Factory 12in
79 — WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING, Billy Ocean, US Jive 12in
80 — WE GOT THE FUNK, Positive Force/RAPPER’S DELIGHT, Sugarhill Gang, Streetwave 12in promo
81 re CONFUSION, Aleem, US Atlantic 12in
82 75 BOSS TRES BIEN, Quartette Tres Bien, StreetSounds LP
83 92 I’VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU, Black Ivory, US Panoramic 12in
84 re A LOVE BIZARRE, Sheila E, US Warner Bros/Paisley Park 12in
85 77 THE TRUTH, Colonel Abrams, MCA Records 12in
86 74 LIKE THIS, Chip E Inc. featuring K.Joy, US D.J. International Records 12in
87 — OOH, WHAT A FEELING/BUMPIN’ GUM PEOPLE, The Gap Band, US Total Experience LP
88 97 SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, Level 42, Polydor 12in
89 84 IF I GAVE YOU MY HEART, Tommy Tate, Move 12in
90 85 ONE OF US FELL IN LOVE, Toddy Pendergrass, Elektra LP
91 re STAY IF YOU WANNA, Tony Ransom, US Expansion Records 12in
92 91 THE SHOW (REMIXES), Doug E Fresh And The Get Fresh Crew, Cooltempo 12in
93 re LEGS, Sun, AIR City Records 12in
94 87 WHODUNIT (REMIX), Tavares, Dutch Capitol 12in
95 re THE OAK TREE, Morris Day, US Warner Bros 12in
96 81 PROGRAMMED FOR LOVE/HOT, Roy Ayers, CBS LP
97 76 (I NEED SOME) SUNSHINE, Direct Drive, DDR Records 12in
98 re THE HEAT IN ME, Linda Clifford, US Red Label 12in
99 86 MOONHOPPER/STROLLIN’/DON’T WASTE MY TIME, Paul HardcastIe, Chrysalis LP
100 100 SCRATCHIN’ TO THE FUNK, Doctor Funnkenstein and DJ Cash Money, US Sound Makers Records 12in


EUROBEAT

01 01 HE’S NUMBER ONE, Fantasy, US Spring 12in
02 05 HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT (REMIX), Bronski Beat, London 12in
03 07 MAGIC, Brian Soares, US Night Wave 12in
04 02 DANCE, Joy St James, US Pink Glove 12in
05 04 CUBA LIBRE (REMIX), Modern Rocketry, US Megatone 12in
06 06 SHOCKWAVE, David Knopfler, makingwaves 12in
07 08 WITH YOU I COULD HAVE IT ALL, Cissy Houston, Glitter 12in
08 15 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC (REMIX), Tavares, Dutch Capitol 12in
09 12 FAIRY TALE, Rose, Italian Disco Magic 12in
10 03 NO FRILLS LOVE (REMIX), Jennifer Holliday, Geffen Records 12in
11 10 PREACHER PREACHER, Animal Nightlife, Island 12in
12 09 SHANGHAI, Lee Marrow, German Chic 12in
13 14 IN BLUE, Data, Proto 12in white label
14 18 ANOTHER BOY IN TOWN, Two Girls, US Popular 12in
15 20 BOTH SIDES NOW, Viola Wills, US Wide Angle 12in
16 16 ORIENTAL EYES (INSTRUMENTAL),Rewind, German Bellaphon 12in
17 17 ONE MAN’S MEAT, The Hudsons, Wheelchair 12in
18 11 REFLECTIONS, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
19 13 YOUNG, FREE AND SINGLE, Boney M, German Hansa 12in
20 19 ON FIRE (REMIX), Madleen Kane, US TSR 12in
21 21 CASANOVA ACTION, Latin Lover, Dutch Sound Shop 12in
22 23 IT TAKES A LIFE TIME, Cheryl Hardy, Canadian RCA/Italian Papagayo 12in
23 28 BORN TO BE ALIVE, Kelly Marie, Passion 12in
24 22 IN SEARCH OF LOVE, Barry Manilow, US RCA 12in
25 re TONIGHT, Ken Laszlo, Italian MEM 12in
26 24 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY (PULL IT OFF MIX), O’chi Brown, Magnet 12in
27 26 SAY YOU’LL NEVER, Lian Ross, German ZYX 12in
28 30 MUSIC IS MY THING/UNDER CONTROL, Samantha Gilles, Belgian Infinity 12in
29 — I LIKE YOU (REMIX), Phyllis Nelson, US Disconet LP promo
30 25 LIGHT UP MY HEART (REMIX), Angie St. Phillips, US TSR 12in
30 27 SATISFY, Soif De La Vie, German Uff Zick 12in


1985 YEAR END DISCO CHART

01. TWILIGHT – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – Capitol 12”
02. TRAPPED – Colonel Abrams – MCA Records 12”
03. I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME – Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force – CBS 12”
04. TURN IT UP – Conway Brothers – 10 Records 12”
05. FEEL SO REAL – Steve Arrington – Atlantic 12”
06. GIRLS ON MY MIND – Fatback – Atlantic/Cotillion 12”
07. SET IT OFF – Harlequin Four’s – US Jus Born Prod 12”
08. BAD HABITS – Jenny Burton – Atlantic 12”
09. I’LL BE GOOD – Rene & Angela – Club 12”
10. HISTORY – Mai Tai – Virgin/Hot Melt 12”
11. SINGLE LIFE – Cameo – Club 12”
12. RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT – DeBarge – Gordy 12”
13. HANGIN’ ON A STRING (CONTEMPLATING) – Loose Ends – Virgin 12”
14. SAY I’M YOUR NUMBER ONE – Princess – Supreme Records 12”
15. I WANT YOUR LOVIN’ (JUST A LITTLE BIT) – Curtis Hairston – London 12”
16. WHO COMES TO BOOGIE – Little Benny And The Masters – Bluebird/10 12”
17. NEVER CRY AGAIN / LAY YA DOWN EZ – Kleeer – Atlantic 12”
18. GENIE / ON THE SHELF – B B & Q Band – Cooltempo 12”
19. STEP BY STEP / BEST PART OF THE NIGHT – Jeff Lorber – Club 12”
20. TAKES A LITTLE TIME – Total Contrast – London 12”
21. SETTLE DOWN – Lillo Thomas – Capitol 12”
22. LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING – A Touch Of Class – US Atlantic 12”
23. YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER – TC Curtis – Virgin/Hot Melt 12”
24. ON A CROWDED STREET – Barbara Pennington – Record Shack 12”
25. SILVER SHADOW – Atlantic Starr – A&M 12”
26. OPERATOR – Midnight Star – Solar 12”
27. GLOW – Rick James – Motown 12”
28. ROUND AND AROUND – Jaki Graham – EMI 12”
29. KEEP ON JAMMIN’ – Willie Hutch – Motown 12”
30. SPEND THE NIGHT – The Cool Notes – Abstract 12”
31. THE SHOW – Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – Cooltempo 12”
32. THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU – Gloria D Brown – 10 Records 12”
33. CHIEF INSPECTOR – Wally Badarou – Fourth & Broadway 12”
34. SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR NUMBER ONE) – Rene & Angela – Club 12”
35. AFTER THE DANCE IS THROUGH – Krystol – US Epic 12”
36. SOLID – Ashford & Simpson – Capitol 12”
37. BACK IN STRIDE – Maze featuring Frankie Beverley – Capitol 12”
38. LOVER UNDERCOVER / SO DELICIOUS / LET’S PLAY TONIGHT – Fatback – Cotillion LP
39. THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE – Skipworth & Turner – Fourth & Broadway 12”
40. ANYTHING – Direct Drive – DDR/Polydor 12”
41. STATUS-QUO – Donald Banks – Fourth & Broadway 12”
42. LIKE I LIKE IT – Aurra – 10 Record 12”
43. (I’LL BE A) FREAK FOR YOU – Royalle Delite – Streetwave 12”
44. ATTACK ME WITH YOUR LOVE – Cameo – Club 12”
45. LET’S GO TOGETHER – Change – Cooltempo 12”
46. MOVE CLOSER – Phyllis Nelson – Carrere 12”
47. YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX) – ‘D’ Train – Prelude 12”
48. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO ABOUT IT – Mercy Mercy – Ensign 12”
49. CAN I? – Cashmere – Fourth & Broadway 12”
50. BABY DONT HOLD BACK YOUR LOVE – Bridge – Atlantic 12”
51. MYSTERIOUS – Twilight 22 – WEA 12”
52. HIT AND RUN – Total Contrast – London 12”
53. YAH MO BE THERE (JELLYBEAN REMIX) – James Ingram – Qwest 12”
54. 19 – Paul Hardcastle – Chrysalis 12”
55. LET’S TALK (ABOUT SEX) – One Way – MCA Records 12”
56. INTO THE GROOVE – Madonna – Sire 12”
57. DANGEROUS / CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS (REMIXES) – Pennye Ford – Total Experience 12”
58. STAND UP – Howard Johnson – A&M 12”
59. STRONGER TOGETHER – Shannon – Club 12”
60. DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE (REMIX) – Steve Arrington – Atlantic 12”
61. THEME FROM SHAFT – Eddy & The Soul Band – Club 12”
62. GIVE AND TAKE (REMIX) – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”
63. ROMEO WHERE’S JULIET? – Collage – MCA Records 12”
64. YOU DON’T KNOW (SPECIAL REMIX) – Serious Intention – Important Records 12”
65. BREAK THE ICE – Michael Lovesmith – Motown 12”
66. AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH – Frankie Kelly – 10 Records 12”
67. WICKY WACKY HOUSE PARTY – The Team – EMI 12”
68. YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH – Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King – RCA 12”
69. BUTTERCUP – Carl Anderson – Streetwave 12”
70. MOVIN’ / INSTRUMENTAL – 400 Blows – Illuminated 12”
71. LET MY PEOPLE GO / RAW INSTRUMENTAL – The Winans – Qwest 12”
72. THIS IS FOR YOU – The System – Boiling Point 12”
73. LET ME BE THE ONE – Five Star – Tent 12”
74. FAN THE FLAME – Barbara Pennington – Record Shack 12in
75. WHAT’S MISSING – Alexander O’Neal – Tabu LP
76. PERSONALITY – Eugene Wilde – Fourth & Broadway 12”
77. ON THE ONE – Lukk featuring Felicia Collins – Important Records 12”
78. CURIOUS – Midnight Star – Solar 12”
79. LOVE ME TONIGHT – David Simmons – Atlantic 12”
80. COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE – David Grant & Jaki Graham – Chrysalis 12”
81. ROCK ME TONIGHT (FOR OLD TIMES SAKE) – Freddie Jackson – Capitol 12”
82. SAY YEAH – The Limit – Portrait 12”
83. SECRET RENDEZVOUS – Rene & Angela – Champion 12”
84. ONE LOVE (REMIX) – Atlantic Starr – A&M 12”
85. IN YOUR CAR – The Cool Notes – Abstract Dance 12”
86. FIDELITY – Cheryl Lynn – CBS 12”
87. ALL OF ME FOR ALL OF YOU – 9.9 – RCA 12”
88. THE HEAVEN I NEED – The Three Degrees – Supreme Records 12”
89. I’M SO HAPPY – Julia & Company – London 12”
90. NIGHTSHIFT – The Commodores – Motown 12”
91. IT’S ALL OVER NOW / MY SENSITIVITY GETS IN THE WAY / THIS IS THE NIGHT FOR LOVE / THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD – Luther Vandross – Epic LP
92. TAKE YOUR HEART AWAY – Kleeer – Atlantic 12”
93. SHE’S NOT A SLEAZE / AIN’T NOTHIN’ (LIKE YOUR LOVIN’) – Paul Laurence – Capitol 12in
94. LOVERIDE – Nuance featuring Vikki Love – Fourth & Broadway 12”
95. FRIENDS – Amii Stewart – RCA 12”
96. ALL FALL DOWN – Five Star – Tent 12”
97. LOVE TAKE OVER – Five Star – Tent 12”
98. CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON – Rah Band – RCA 12”
99. MUTUAL ATTRACTION / OH WHAT A FEELING / IF YOU WANT MY LOVE – Change – Cooltempo LP
100. DANCING IN THE KEY OF LIFE (ORIGINAL) / SHE JUST DON’T KNOW / TURN UP THE LOVE – Steve Arrington – Atlantic LP


1985 YEAR END EUROBEAT CHART

01 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
02 REFLECTIONS, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
03 SORRY WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
04 HOMOSEXUALITY/THANK GOD FOR MEN, Modern Rocketry, US Megatone LP
05 VANITY, Carol Jiani, Record Shack 12in
06 CLOSE TO PERFECTION (REMIX), Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
07 RSVP, James And Susan Wells, Fanfare 12in
08 VERTIGO, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack LP
09 ANOTHER BOY IN TOWN, Two Girls, US Popular 12in
10 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
11 UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Polydor 12in
12 LET ME FEEL IT, Samantha Gilles, Belgian Infinity 12in
13 THE EASY WAY OUT, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
14 BOYS COME AND GO, April, Record Shack 12in
15 ENDLESS ROAD, Time Bandits, CBS 12in
16 NO FRILLS LOVE (REMIX), Jennifer Holliday, Geffen Records 12in
17 BELIEVE IN THE BEAT, Carol Lynn Townes, Polydor 12in
18 STARGAZING, Earlene Bentley featuring Sylvester, Record Shack 12in
19 THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN (ZULU MIX), Hazell Dean, Parlophone 12in
20 EAT YOU UP, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
21 NEW YORK CITY, Village People, Record Shack 12in
22 I BELIEVE IN DREAMS, Jackie Rawe, Fanfare 12in
23 I LIKE YOU, Phyllis Nelson, Carrere 12in
24 BLACK KISSES, Curtie And The Boom Box, RCA 12in
25 SINDERELLA, Betty Wright, US Jamaica 12in
26 LET THE NIGHT TAKE THE BLAME, Lorraine McKane, Carrere 12in
27 FUTURE BRAIN, Den Harrow, Italian Baby 12in
28 THE FIGHTER, Arpeggio, US Nissim Records 12in
29 BIT BY BIT, Stephanie Mills, MCA Records 12in
30 TUNNEL OF LOVE, Carol Cooper, US Profile 12in

One thought on “January 4, 1986: Year-end Disco/Hi-NRG charts for 1985”

  1. Trevor Fung another of the original acid house DJ’s getting a couple of mentions this issue – does anyone know about a house night (?), or ecstasy night (?) he tried to get off the ground in 1985 someone in south London? I’m sure I’ve heard rumours about this over the years but how can that be with hardly any house music in Britain (or even Chicago) in 1985 and AFAIK no ecstasy in the general clubbing population until the latter months of 1987. I think it might have been called The Project or something but don’t really now what it could have entailed.

    Also Essex DJ Kev Hill must have been a late addition to the Bognor line-up as a lot of my tapes were of him, Nicky Holloway or Robbie Vincent that year – and he’s not mentioned in the line-up at all here.

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