UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 11th September 1988
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 5th to Saturday 10th September 1988.
This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were six new entry’s, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Mac Band – “Stalemate”
The Mac Band are back with a new entry and their second UK chart hit, the follow up to their huge hit, “Roses Are Red”.
39. Belinda Carlisle – “World Without You”
We haven’t seen Belinda Carlisle for a couple of months, but she’s back this week with the fourth single from her current album, “Heaven On Earth”.
38. Robbie Robertson – “Somewhere Down The Crazy River”
Robbie Robertson is still with us after eight weeks with his first solo chart hit, which drops nine places this week.
37. Transvision Vamp – “Revolution Baby”
Transvision Vamp are back with a new entry, their second chart hit and hoping to better the top five success of their last, “I Want Your Love”.
36. The Primitives – “Way Behind Me”
It’s back to the top 40 this week for The Primitives, who were a new entry two weeks ago and left us last week, only to bounce back and higher than before!
35. Status Quo – “Running All Over The World”
The Quo are down five this week with their charity reworking of their 1977 smash hit.
34. Kim Wilde – “You Came”
While after ten weeks on the chart, Kim Wilde falls twelve places with the second single from her current album, “Close“.
33. UB40 – “Where Did I Go Wrong?”
UB40 want to know where they went wrong. It was not going any higher! Five weeks on, they fall six places.
32. Tanita Tikaram – “Good Tradition”
Tanita Tikaram’s debut single has been around for eight weeks, it’s been top ten but is so no longer, as it drops fifteen places.
31. Fairground Attraction – “Find My Love”
Also recently top ten have been Fairground Attraction with the follow up to their chart topping debut, which is down thirteen places this week.
30. Guns’N’Roses – “Sweet Child O’Mine”
After three weeks of doing absolutely nothing, Guns’N’Roses finally make a move with their first UK chart hit, a move backwards, six places.
29. The Pasadenas – “Riding On A Train”
Here come The Pasadenas, who debuted earlier this year with “Tribute” and now make a second chart entry with its follow up this week.
28. Anthrax – “Make Me Laugh”
Rockers Anthrax were a new entry on last week’s chart but slip back two places, seven days on.
27. Bill Medley – “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”
The strain of having two versions of the same on the chart has taken its toll on ‘dirty dancer’ Bill Medley as his version is also down two places this week.
26. Marc Almond – “Tears Run Rings”
While moving up two places is Marc Almond with his brand new single, the first to come from a new album he has coming out very soon.
25. Coldcut featuring Junior Reid – “Stop This Crazy Thing”
Coldcut appeared on the chart for a second time last week with the follow up to their collaboration with former chart topper Yazz, which is up eight places this week.
24. B.V.S.M.P. – “I Need You”
After seven weeks in the upper half of the chart with their debut single, B.V.S.M.P. go down ten places on their slow decsent out.
23. Spagna – “Every Girl And Boy”
Spagna is a non-mover this week with her first chart hit since “Call Me” last year, with her new album coming out tomorrow.
22. Salt’N’Pepa – “Shake Your Thang”
Can Salt’N’Pepa repeat the success of their first hit, “Push It”, three months ago? Well, they’re looking good as they make a big climb of fourteen places this week.
21. Level 42 – “Heaven In My Hands”
Not such a good week for Level 42 with their brand new song, hoping for a top ten position this week, but instead, find themselves going down nine places and out of the top twenty!
20. Inner City – “Big Fun”
Chart newcomers Inner City made their UK debut last week with this big US dance tune, that leaps into the top twenty here, up eleven places.
19. a-ha – “Touchy”
a-ha are still ‘touchy’, but go down eight places this week, with the third or fourth, depending on how you’re counting, single from “Stay On These Roads”.
18. Kylie Minogue – “The Locomotion”
Kylie Minogue leaves the top ten for the very first time with her third UK chart hit. Her cover of Little Eva’s 1962 hit is down nine places this week.
17. The Commodores – “Easy”
The Commodores got a big boost back into the UK top twenty last week, thirteen years after this song was first here. This week, they move a further three places higher.
16. Breathe – “Hands To Heaven”
UK band Breathe have finally had a big hit with this song, originally released last year and spent six weeks in the top ten. They’re out this week as they drop six places.
15. Michael Jackson – “Another Part Of Me”
Jacko was last week’s highest new entry with another song from hs album, “Bad”. He goes up one place, however, seven days later.
14. The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”
Craig and Charlie, on the other hand, overtake him with their second top 40 hit, which is up five this week.
13. Jason Donovan – “Nothing Can Divide Us”
Doing much better than that is Stock Aitken Waterman‘s latest music ‘find’, the lady at No.18’s Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan, who takes a massive jump of TWENTY FOUR places into the top twenty to be this week’s highest climber!
12. Jane Wiedlin – “Rush Hour”
Former Go-Go Jane Wiedlin is still caught in the rush hour and has to advance another place this week, with her bandmate, Belinda, also now on the road, but further back.
11. Julio Iglesias and Stevie Wonder – “My Love”
Julio and Stevie leave the top ten this week, down four places, with their surprising hit duet, which has been a bigger success here than back in The States.
10. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Anything For You”
It’s been another great week for Gloria Estefan and the band as they climb five more places and back into the UK top ten for the first time since 1984 and also for only the second time over here, to date!
9. Bomb The Bass – “Don’t Make Me Wait”
Tim Simenon’s Bomb The Bass slips three places this week, not managing to make the top five, where his first hit went.
8. Yello – “The Race”
Boris and Dieter have either given up racing or, perhaps, won the race this week as they sit and wait in the same spot where they landed last week.
7. Yazz and The Plastic Population – “The Only Way Is Up”
The former five week chart topper from Yazz and the gang is down four places this week and out of the top five, where its been for the past two months.
6. Bill Withers – “Lovely Day ’88”
It sure is a ‘lovely day’ for Bill Withers, who returned to the chart last week with this new mix of his 1977 hit, which made it to No.7 back then. He’s bettered that already with a climb of fifteen places this week!
5. Brother Beyond – “The Harder I Try”
Brother Beyond are still the highest Stock Aitken Waterman song on this weeks chart, but down three places having propped up the number one spot for the last fortnight.
4. Bros – “I Quit”
Matt, Luke And Craig make their fourth appearance on the chart this year and bag this weeks highest new entry with the fourth single to come from their now double Platinum certified debut album, “Push”!
3. Womack and Womack – “Teardrops”
Cecil and Linda continue their assault on the UK chart with their already biggest chart hit here, which is up one more place this week.
2. The Hollies – “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”
While Bill Medley’s cover fails to meet with overwhelming approval, The Hollies original of this song, which was last week’s highest climber, continues to show who has the most popular version of all. They go up three places this week and now one place higher than they peaked with this song back in 1969!
1. Phil Collins – “Groovy Kind Of Love”
The heat is on for the top spot in seven days time, but for now, Phil Collins stays top of the pile for a second week with the first song to come from his new movie, ‘Buster‘, Can he outsell the rest this time nest week or will The Hollies, Womack and Womack or Bros make Phil less groovy about his love? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!