AT40 The 80s, This Week September 14th 1985
The top 10 singles
10 - Invincible - Pat Benatar
9 - Pop Life - Prince & The Revolution
8 - Freedom - Wham!
7 - Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin
6 - Don't Lose My Number - Phil Collins
5 - Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
4 - Cherish - Kool and The Gang
3 - Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
2 - We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner
1 - St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - John Parr
(2nd of 2 weeks at #1)
The Top 10 Albums
10 - Heart - Heart
9 - Theater of Pain - Motley Crue
8 - Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
7 - Greatest Hits Vols I & II - Billy Joel
6 - No Jacket Required - Phil Collins
5 - Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
4 - Reckless - Bryan Adams
3 - Songs From the Big Chair - Tears for Fears
2 - The Dream of the Blue Turtle - Sting
1 - Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
(3rd of 9 consecutive weeks at #1)
I had just graduated High School in 1985 when this album came out and it was huge and on the radio all the time, it was a great album and the start of the CD becoming the format of the future.
Brothers in Arms was the first album to sell 1 million copies on CD and outsell the vinyl LP version.
It is Dire Straits biggest selling album with over 30 million copies sold worldwide and reached #1 on the UK album chart and spent at total of 228 weeks on the chart.
The album had 3 top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 with their biggest hit being this weeks #3 hit on the way to 3 weeks at #1, Money For Nothing.
The other charting singles in the US were Walk of Life (#7) and So Far Away (#19). These songs also charted in the UK along with the title track Brothers in Arms (#16) and Your Latest Trick (#26).
They did not reach the top of the UK chart but Walk of Life made it to #2, while Money For Nothing reached #4.