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 6th to Saturday 11th 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 ten new entry’s, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Nick Kamen – “Tell Me”
Nick Kamen made a chart return last week after more than a year without a top 40 entry, but does nothing with it this week as he stays right where he came in.
39. James Brown – “I’m Real”
While James Brown brought his brand new track into the top 40 three weeks ago. He went up last week but comes back down this week by eight places.
38. Bruce Springsteen – “Tougher Than The Rest”
Bruce Springsteen last had a UK top 40 hit with “Brilliant Disguise” last year, the lead single from his current album, “Tunnel Of Love”. This is the fourth single to come from that album but only the second to gain entry to the only chart that counts.
37. Glen Goldsmith – “What You See Is What You Get” Glen Goldsmith is a man with a debut album about to come out. This is the title track of that album and it gives him a fourth entry into the top 40, the follow up to March’s “Dreaming”.
36. S-Express – “Theme From S-Express”
Ten weeks on S-Express are still going strong with their former two week chart topper, which falls nine places this week.
35. Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”
Phil Collins returns to the chart and not for the first time with this 1981 hit that made No.2 here seven years ago. How far will his take this re-release?
34. New Order – “Blue Monday ’88”
Another band with an old hit in the chart, albeit a remixed version, are New order, who fall fourteen places this week.
33. Rod Stewart – “Lost In You”
Rod Stewart’s new album, “Out Of Order”, is top five still, while the lead single drops eleven places this week.
32. The Communards – “There’s More To Love”
Richard and Jimmy get a new entry next, their second of 1988, the follow up to “For A Friend” and the fourth single to come from last year’s album, “Red”.
31. Whitney Houston – “Love Will Save The Day”
The fifth single from Whitney’s latest album, “Whitney”, has been top ten here. It goes down fifteen places this week.
30. UB40 and Chrissie Hynde – “Breakfast In Bed”
UB40 are back on the chart after their collaboration with Afrika Bambaataa earlier this year, this time they’re joined by The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde for a cover of the 1969 Dusty Springfield song from her Memphis sessions album.
29. Sade – “Paradise” Sade returned to the top 40 last week for the first time in three years with a new track from her brand new album. This week she climbs six places and into the top thirty.
28. Rose Royce – “Car Wash”
There are plenty of old songs returning to the chart this week including Rose Royce with this re-entry of their 1978 hit that made the top ten, ten years ago. Can they beat that with this re-release?
27. Hothouse Flowers – “Don’t Go”
Hothouse Flowers are out of the top twenty this week with a fall of ten places, with their very first UK top 40 single.
26. a-ha – “The Blood That Moves The Body”
And it’s a welcome back to a-ha with this new entry and the second track to come from their new album, “Stay On These Roads”, from which the title track was a top five hit back in February.
25. The Eurythmics – “You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart” Dave and Annie brought the fourth single from “Savage” into the chart last week and go up twelve places seven days on.
24. Scritti Politti – “Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry For Lover Boy)”
Scritti Politti have scored their biggest chart hit for three years with this track, which is down ten places and leaves the top twenty this week.
23. Prefab Sprout – “The King Of Rock And Roll”
While Prefab Sprout have scored their biggest hit ever with this former top ten hit, that also falls ten places this week.
22. Five Star – “Another Weekend”
Sadly, Five Star are also leaving the top twenty this week having just managed a one week climb, falling back as they do, four places.
21. Matt Bianco – “Blame It On That Girl/Wap Bam Boogie”
Matt Bianco returned to the top 40 last week after an absence of three years and gains a very healthy climb of fifteen places this week.
20. The Sisters Of Mercy – “Lucretia My Reflection”
The Sisters Of Mercy come back into the top twenty for the second time this year with a big new entry and the third single from the album, “Floodland”.
19. The Fat Boys with Chubby Checker – “The Twist”
And yet another ‘oldie’ returns to the UK chart, this time after a gap of twenty eight years, as Chubby Checker teams up with hip hop duo The Fat Boys for this ‘new’ version of the dance craze that heralded in the 1960’s.
18. LA Mix – “Check This Out”
LA Mix could may want to lay claim to the dance craze of 1988 with his former UK top ten smash that’s down nine places this week.
17. Fairground Attraction – “Perfect”
While former debut single chart toppers Fairground Attraction go down seven this week and leave the top ten.
16. The Pasadenas – “Tribute”
Five British boys who call themselves The Pasadenas released their debut single a few weeks back and last week made it onto the top 40. The past seven days has been very good to them as they make a big leap of seventeen places and into the top twenty.
15. Voice of The Beehive – “Don’t Call Me Baby”
And it’s a welcome to the top twenty for the first time too for Voice Of The Beehive, who move up eight places this week with their very first UK chart hit.
14. Aswad – “Give A Little Love” Aswad‘s current album is called “Distant Thunder” and it already contains their very first chart hit, the number one “Don’t Turn Around”. They were hoping for a second top ten hit this week, but it’s not to be as they go back three places.
13. Belinda Carlisle – “Circle In The Sand” Belinda Carlisle has scored her third top ten hit of the year so far with this release from her second solo studio album, “Heaven On Earth”. The song is down seven this week and out of the big 10.
12. Mica Paris – “My One Temptation”
Time is up for Mica Paris and her debut single in the top ten as she drops five places this week, setting the standard high for her future releases to better.
11. Erasure – “Chains Of Love”
Bypassing them all is Vince and Andy, who released the second single from their recent number one album, “The Innocents”, two weeks ago. It charted last week and is up seven places, seven days on.
10. Tiffany – “I Saw Him Standing There”
We start the top ten with Tiffany going down two places with her cover of The Beatles 1963 single that was not released here, so Tiffany has the one and only hit single with it!
9. Morrissey – “Everyday Is Like Sunday”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Morrissey with his second solo single and the second track to some from his debut album, “Viva Hate”. He’s up three places this week and back into the top ten.
8. Aztec Camera – “Somewhere In My Heart”
There’s big movement in the top five this week so making way are Aztec Camera, who go down five places with their biggest chart hit so far.
7. Maxi Priest – “Wild World”
Perhaps a potential candidate next week for the top five is Maxi Priest, who is up eight this week, to win his very first top ten hit!
6. Kylie Minogue – “Got To Be Certain”
After three weeks in second position, Neighbours star Kylie Minogue is down four with her second UK single, which has topped the Australia singles chart, her third to do so there.
5. Desireless – “Voyage Voyage”
French act Desireless finally got a hit with this song here last week when they went top five, and that’s where they stay as a non-mover this week.
4. Sabrina – “Boys (Summertime Love)”
While another massive Euro hit from 1987 came from Italy’s Sabrina Salerno. She made the UK chart last week and by shooting up twenty places, becomes this week’s highest climber.
3. Wet Wet Wet – “With A Little Help From My Friends”
The second Beatles song in this weeks top ten has been number one for the past four weeks, but is no longer for The Wets, as they drop three places.
2. Bros – “I Owe You Nothing” Matt, Luke and Craig are back for a third time this year and score this week’s highest new entry of all, back in the position they so love so much and where both their previous releases have peaked.
1. The Timelords – “Doctorin’ The Tardis”
So we have a new number one and in a year where so many debut singles have reached the top. This time it’s the Timelords who move up three places to claim the biggest seller this week. But can they stay there for a second or will Bros break the mould and get their first chart topper, or perhaps Sabrina will add to her tally of number one’s? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!