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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 26th June 1988

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 26th June 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 20th to Saturday 25th June 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 five new entry’s, sixteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Magnum – “It Must Have Been Love”
Magnum are back in the UK top 40 for a third time and the third time this year, with the follow up to “Start Talking Love” and the thirds single to come from their album, “Wings Of Heaven”.

39. Aswad – “Give A Little Love”
Aswad fall eleven places this week with only their second UK top 40 hit ever since they formed back in 1974.

38. Glen Goldsmith – “What You See Is What You Get”
And there’s no good news for Glen Goldsmith either with the title track of his debut album, which is down five this week.

37. Belinda Carlisle – “Circle In The Sand”
Belinda Carlisle has been top 40 for eight weeks now with her third UK chart hit, which slips fourteen places this week.

36. Eighth Wonder – “Cross My Heart”
Here comes Patsy Kensit and her band Eighth Wonder, who scored a long-climbing top ten hit in the Spring. their first top 40 entry ever in the UK. Well, here comes the follow up. How far will this one go?

35. Joy Division – “Atmosphere”
Joy Division made their chart return last week after many years away, but alas, they drop back one places seven days on.

34. Eric B and Rakim – “Follow The Leader”
Eric B and his mate Rakim scored their first UK top 40 entry at the beginning of this year and are back with their second, which debuts right here.

33. Mica Paris – “My One Temptation”
Britain’s Mica Paris is a 1988 debut artist and this is her first single, which has done been pretty, going top ten a few weeks ago. She falls fourteen with it this week, however.

32. Mac Band featuring The MacCampbell Brothers – “Roses Are Red”
The Mac Band formed in Michigan in last year and have released two singles already. This is their third and becomes their first UK chart entry…and it’s also flying up the US chart as we speak as well!

31. Sade – “Paradise”
Sade has been a non-mover for the past two weeks but is so no longer as she drops two places, with the first chart hit from her new album, “Stronger Than Pride”.

30. Elton John – “I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That”
Elton John returned to the chart last week for a second time this year, this time with a much newer song that before and he’s up five places this week.

29. Natalie Cole – “Everlasting”
The same also goes for Natalie Cole. The follow up to her recent top five hit came in last week and is up ten places this week.

28. Tiffany – “I Saw Him Standing There”
Tiffany leaves the upper half of the chart this week and falls thirteen places with her cover of The Beatles 1963 classic.

27. INXS – “Never Tear Us Apart”
INXS come back into the UK top thirty for the second time this year with a climb of thirteen places with another track from last years album, “Kick”.

26. Morrissey – “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
Morrissey is down thirteen places this week with his second solo release and the second single from his debut album, “Viva Hate”.

25. Voice Of The Beehive – “Don’t Call Me Baby”
British and American group Voice Of The Beehive are out of the top twenty this week with their first UK top 40 hit, which is down nine places.

24. Aztec Camera – “Somewhere In My Heart”
And so are Aztec Camera with their biggest chart hit to date, which has been top twenty for six weeks now and falls ten places.

23. Public Enemy – “Don’t Believe The Hype”
Public Enemy have had two UK chart hits from their current album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” and here comes a third, which is also this week’s highest new entry.

22. Wet Wet Wet – “With A Little Help From My Friends”
Former chart toppers Wet Wet Wet are down twelve places this week with another Beatles cover version and this year’s Childline single.

21. The Communards – “There’s More To Love”
The Communards have another good week, they’re up six more places with, what is now, the second highest charting single from their album, “Red”.

20. Rose Royce – “Car Wash”
Rose Royce came back to the top twenty last week with their 1976 classic, which goes nowhere this week, staying dead still at the halfway point.

19. Kylie Minogue – “Got To Be Certain”
Kylie Minogue is down seven this week, her eighth week on the chart and her eighth inside the top twenty.

18. Hazell Dean – “Maybe (We Should Call It A Day)”
There are some big movers in this half of the chart and they begin with Hazell Dean, who comes back to the top twenty for a fourth time with a climb of fourteen places.

17. T’Pau – “I Will Be With You”
Also back in the top twenty for a fourth time are T’Pau, who also go up fourteen places with the fifth single from their number one album, “Bridge Of Spies”.

16. The Eurythmics – “You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart”
Dave and Annie continue their climb with the fourth and now, the biggest single from last year’s “Savage” album, which is up two more places this week.

15. Bruce Springsteen – “Tougher Than The Rest”
And The Boss man, Bruce Springsteen is also back in the UK top twenty this week with a climb of six places and a song that becomes his highest placed single from the album “Tunnel Of Love”.

14. Matt Bianco – “Don’t Blame It On That Girl/Wap Bam Boogie”
Matt Bianco continues his own climb of the chart, up three places this week and he hasn’t been this high since September 1985!

13. Erasure – “Chains Of Love”
Vince and Andy have been holed up outside the top ten for the last two weeks with the second single to come from their current album, “The Innocents”, which drops back two places this week.

12. Desireless – “Voyage Voyage”
While Desireless leave the top ten with the PWL remix of their Euro chart smash from last year, which is down five this week.

11. Glenn Medeiros – “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”
Hawaiian born singer Glenn Medeiros joined the UK chart for the first time last week with this song that was released Stateside at the beginning of 1987. It made the top ten there and Glenn looks like he’s going to do the same here. He certainly means business with an enormous leap of TWENTY FIVE places and it’s hardly that he is this week’s highest climber!

10. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”
We continue the run of big climbers with Tracy Chapman, who debuted on last weeks chart with her first single ad goes up sixteen places straight into the UK top ten on week two!

9. Maxi Priest – “Wild World”
Maxi Priest went top five for the first time last week with this cover of Cat Steven’s 1970 classic but falls four this week and out.

8. The Timelords – “Doctorin’ The Tardis”
Former one week chart toppers ‘The Timelords’ aka The KLF are down six places this week with their very first UK top 40 hit in any guise.

7. Salt’n’Pepa – “Push It”
While last week’s highest new entry from US duo Salt’n’Pepa shoots up seventeen places this week to give them their first UK top ten hit.

6. UB40 and Chrissie Hynde – “Breakfast In Bed”
UB40 and The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde got a big climber last week in their second week on the chart, this week they move up three more places with their joint collaboration.

5. The Pasadenas – “Tribute”
The Pasadena boys take their debut single into the top five this week with a climb of one place as they put the finishing touches to their forthcoming debut album.

4. Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”
Phil Collins was last week’s highest climber and goes up four places this week, into the top five and just two places short of where this single ended up back in 1981.

3. Sabrina – “Boys (Summertime Love)”
Italy’s Sabrina goes nowhere this week as she stays in third place with her former Euro chart topper from last year, but still offering a “good time” to all!

2. The Fat Boys with Chubby Checker – “The Twist”
Twenty eight years after it first charted, Chubby Checkers dance craze of the early 1960’s has returned with a 80’s ‘twist’ thanks to The Fat Boys. They take this new version up two places higher than last week.

1. Bros – “I Owe You Nothing”
Which means the boys from London stay at the top for a second week. Congratulations to Bros who are still the UK’s biggest seller. But can they remain so for a third, or will The Fat Boys and Chubby Checker or Phil Collins knock them off? There’s only one way to find out…

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!