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 27th June to Saturday 2nd July 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 seven new entry’s, fourteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Morrissey – “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
Morrissey drops fourteen places in his fifth week on the chart with the second single to come from his debut album, “Viva Hate”.
39. Wee Papa Girl Rappers – “Heat It Up”
There’s a new entry next and a chart debut from two London girls who call themselves the Wee Papa Girl Rappers. This is their debut single and it goes straight into the top 40 on week one!
38. Will Downing – “In My Dreams”
Coming back to the chart for a second time is Will Downing with a new entry, the follow up to “A Love Supreme” a few months ago.
37. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers – “Tomorrow People”
There’s another new entry and a chart debut from a young man with a very familiar name. Yes, he is Bob Marley’s son and together with his group, they get their first UK chart hit today.
36. Voice Of the Beehive – “Don’t Call Me Baby”
Seven weeks on and Voice Of The Beehive are still with us, although they go down eleven this week. Hopefully we haven’t seen the last of them.
35. Pat Benetar – “All Fired Up”
Pat Benetar is back in the UK top 40 for the first time in four years with this brand new song that comes from a new album she has due shortly. Pat was last with us when “We Belong” reached No.22 back in 1984.
34. Debbie Gibson – “Foolish Beat”
And so is Debbie Gibson for a fourth time this year, amazingly! Now this song has topped the US singles chart so can she better her two UK top ten hits and go all the way here…?
33. Magnum – “It Must Have Been Love”
Magnum were a new entry last week with their second UK chart hit of this year, which climbs seven places this week.
32. Transvision Vamp – “I Want Your Love”
And in a week of chart debuts, here comes another one, this time from UK band Transvision Vamp, who have been recording since 1986 and released a couple of singles. This, their third, breaks the top 40 with this new entry.
31. Wet Wet Wet – “With A Little Help From My Friends”
The Wets former number one is down nine places this week in their ninth week on the chart and it’s also the only Beatles cover song left on this weeks chart as we say goodbye to Tiffany.
30. Elton John – “I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That”
Elton John made a climb last week with a new track from his brand new album, but seven days on, he’s going absolutely nowhere at all.
29. Aztec Camera – “Somewhere In My Heart”
Finally Aztec Camera have had a really big hit having started recording in 1981 and nine weeks on they are still top 40, even if they drop five places.
28. Natalie Cole – “Everlasting”
Natalie Cole goes up one this week with the second single that comes from her new album of the same name that also features her top five hit “Pink Cadillac”.
27. Kylie Minogue – “Got To Be Certain” Kylie Minogue has also been around for nine weeks with her second UK single release which falls eight places this week and out of the top twenty for the first time.
26. Erasure – “Chains Of Love” Vince and Andy also leave the top twenty with their second release from their current album, “The Innocents”, which is down seven this week.
25. Rose Royce – “Car Wash”
Also going down, five places are Rose Royce with the reissue of their 1977 classic, which has been a non-mover for the last two weeks.
24. INXS – “Never Tear Us Apart”
Australia’s INXS go the other way, moving up three places this week with the latest single to come from their most successful album yet, “Kick”.
23. Everything But The Girl – “I Don’t Want To Talk About It”
Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt have been recording together as Everything But The Girl since 1983 and have so far only made the top 40 once back in 1984 with “Each And Every One”. This week they return with a cover of Crazy Horses’ 1971 original made famous by Rod Stewart in 1977 which is this weeks highest new entry.
22. Eighth Wonder – “Cross My Heart” Eighth Wonder returned to the UK top 40 for a second time last week and have a very good seven days as they are up fourteen places this week.
21. Eric B and Rakim – “Follow The Leader”
As did Eric B and Rakim, who move up thirteen places. Their last two releases went top twenty here, so next week, they’ll be wanting a third!
20. The Communards – “There’s More To Love” Jimmy and Richard move up one place this week and into the top twenty with the first single from the album “Red” and now the most successful since “Never Can Say Goodbye” last year.
19. The Eurythmics – “You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart”
This is Dave and Annie‘s fourth single to come from their most recent album, but it’s their most successful, even if it goes down three places this week.
18. Public Enemy – “Don’t Believe The Hype”
Last week’s highest new entry from Public Enemy is up five places to give the group their first UK top twenty hit.
17. Desireless – “Voyage Voyage”
While Desireless go down five places with their first UK top 40 hit, which has been a much bigger hit with a little bit of PWL help!
16. Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers – “Roses Are Red”
The Mac Band and The McCampbell Brothers both made their first appearance on the UK chart last week and with a climb of sixteen places, they are this weeks highest!
15. Hazell Dean – “Maybe (We Should Call It A Day)” Hazell Dean continues to climb with her second chart hit of this year, which is up three places this week, her fourth UK top twenty hit to date.
14. T’Pau – “I Will Be With You”
And also up three places are T’Pau with the latest release from their now triple Platinum certified debut album, “Bridge Of Spies”.
13. Bruce Springsteen – “Tougher Than The Rest”
The Boss, Mr. Bruce Springsteen, is also up again this week, two places for him, with the highest charting single here from his most recent album, “Tunnel Of Love”.
12. The Timelords – “Doctorin’ The Tardis”
Those justified and ancient Timelords leave the top ten this week with their former one week chart topper, which is down four places.
11. Matt Bianco – “Don’t Blame It On That Girl/Wap Bam Boogie”
Matt Bianco can also celebrate this week with a climb of three more places, now his highest yet on the UK chart and looking for his first top ten hit next week!
10. Maxi Priest – “Wild World” Maxi Priest is down one place this week with his version of Cat Stevens 1970 song that has been the most successful version to date.
9. The Pasadenas – “Tribute”
Leaving the top five this week with their debut single are The Pasadenas, who fall four places, but having done so well first time around.
8. UB40 and Chrissie Hynde – “Breakfast In Bed”
“Breakfast In Bed” is no longer served as UB40 and The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde drop two places this week with their second collaboration.
7. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”
‘Speeding’ ahead of them is Tracy Chapman with her debut single, which climbs three places this week. Her self-titled album is due out in two weeks time.
6. Sabrina – “Boys (Summertime Love)” Sabrina has been holding on inside the top three for two weeks now with her UK chart debut, which slips three places this week and out.
5. Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”
And dropping back one place is Phil Collins with the re-issue of his 1981 hit that didn’t quite match the chart high second time around…just by two places!
4. Bros – “I Owe You Nothing”
It’s all change at the top as last weeks number one from Bros is down three places having spent the past two weeks as the best seller.
3. Salt’N’Pepa – “Push It”
The girls from NY continue to improve on their UK chart status with their debut showing week on week. This week they go up four places and into the top three.
2. The Fat Boys and Chubby Checker – “The Twist”
The Fat Boys and Chubby Checker, however, stay still for a second week as a non-mover in second place, while all else around them changes.
1. Glenn Medeiros – “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”
Which means we have a new number one and for the SIXTH time this year, a debut single goes to the top of the UK chart! Congratulations to seventeen year old Glenn Medeiros who is up ten places straight into the top ten and straight to the very top! But can he stay there, or will Salt’N’Pepa become the seventh new act at the top next week? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!