Billboard #1s for the Week Ending May 4, 1985

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 We Are the World USA for Africa 4
R & B We Are the World USA for Africa 1
Country There’s No Way Alabama 1
Adult Contemporary Rhythm of the Night DeBarge 1
Rock Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds 3
Album We Are the World USA for Africa 2

BSomeImaginationThis week sees a British dance artist begin his brief flirtation with the American charts. Belouis Some was born Neville Keighley in 1959. He adopted his stage name in 1983 and was soon signed to Parlophone. Imagination was his first successful single, first peaking at #50 in the UK but coming back to hit #17 nearly a year later. It enters the US Hot 100 at #95 this week, eventually peaking at #88 in a five-week run. During the same timeframe the song hit #4 on the Dance charts, Some’s most successful home on either side of the Atlantic. He hit the Hot 100 one more time with Some People [#67, #8 Dance] and racked up a couple of additional Dance hits in 1987. His last release was the 1993 album Living Your Life.

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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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