Billboard #1s for the Week Ending February 23, 1985

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 Careless Whisper Wham! featuring George Michael 2
R & B Missing You Diana Ross 1
Country My Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On Mel McDaniel 1
Adult Contemporary Careless Whisper Wham! featuring George Michael 3
Rock Somebody Bryan Adams 2
Album Like A Virgin Madonna 3

GoWestEyesThis week sees a British duo enter the Hot 100 with their first hit. Peter Cox and Richard Drummie formed Go West in 1982. They landed a publishing deal and had their own portastudio, but lacked a record deal. Their manager set them up with producer Gary Stevenson and guitarist Alan Murphy. They put together two songs and landed a deal with Chrysalis records.

The first single — taken from those sessions — was We Close Our Eyes, an international hit. It went to #5 in the UK and helped the duo win the Brit Award for “Best Newcomer.” This week it eases into the US Hot 100 at #95. It barely missed the Top 40, spending a week at #41 in late April. The duo had continued success at home and managed a US Top 10 in 1990 with King of Wishful Thinking[#8] from the Pretty Woman soundtrack. They continue to play and record today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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