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I Should Have Known Better – Jim Diamond

Jim Diamond took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for one week in 1984.

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I should have known better by Jim Diamond replaced I feel for you by Chaka Khan at the top of the UK singles chart thirty years ago this week. It had entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 40 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later.

The song was succeeded at number one by The power of love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood after one week. After falling from the top spot, it stayed in the top 10 for another two weeks, one of them in the top 5, and then slipped into the lower top 40 for the final four weeks of its chart life.

I should have known better was released on the A&M record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for Jim Diamond. It was taken from the album Double crossed, which did not enter the UK albums chart.

More music from Jim Diamond


More number ones from 1984


UK singles chart for the week ending 1 December 1984

  1. I should have known betterJim Diamond

  2. I feel for youChaka Khan

  3. The power of loveFrankie Goes To Hollywood

  4. The riddleNik Kershaw

  5. Never ending storyLimahl

  6. Sexcrime (nineteen eighty-four)Eurythmics

  7. TeardropsShakin’ Stevens

  8. Hard habit to breakChicago

  9. The wild boysDuran Duran

  10. Caribbean queen (No more love on the run)Billy Ocean

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