This Is Not America – David Bowie And The Pat Metheny Group

David Bowie teamed up with the Pat Metheny Group in 1985 to take this track into the UK top 40 for five weeks.

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This week in 1985, This is not America by David Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group reached its highest position of number 14 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 the previous week at number 22. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but remained in the top 40 for another three weeks.

This is not America was released on the EMI America record label and was the thirty-eighth UK top 40 hit for David Bowie and the only one for the Pat Metheny Group. It was recorded for the film The falcon and the snowman and appeared on its soundtrack album.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 16 February 1985

  1. I know him so wellElaine Paige and Barbara Dickson

  2. Love and prideKing

  3. SolidAshford and Simpson

  4. Dancing in the darkBruce Springsteen

  5. I want to know what love isForeigner

  6. 1999 / Little red CorvettePrince

  7. Things can only get betterHoward Jones

  8. AtmosphereRuss Abbot

  9. Close (to the edit)Art Of Noise

  10. A new EnglandKirsty MacColl


  1. This is not AmericaDavid Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group


  1. We belongPat Benatar

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