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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 22nd May 1988

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 22nd May 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 16th to Saturday 21st May 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 eleven new entry’s, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Brass Construction – “Movin’ 1988”
Brass Construction are back on the UK top 40 for the first time in eight years with a new remix of their 1976 UK chart debut that reached No.23. Can this one overtake that…?

39. Pat and Mick – “Let’s All Chant”
Meanwhile, Pat Sharpe and Mick Brown go down sixteen places with week with their debut single that’s raised lots of money for charity in the capital.

38. Alexander O’Neal – “The Lovers”
Alexander O’Neal returns with another track from his album “Hearsay”, the follow up to “Never Knew Love Like This”, back in February.

37. Run DMC – “Run’s House”
Also making a UK chart return are Run DMC with a new track, the first to come from their forthcoming fourth studio album, that’s out next month.

36. Voice Of The Beehive – “Don’t Call Me Baby”
Here’s a group making their UK top 40 debut, a combination of two Californian sisters and two British musicians who have already released two singles here, but, third time lucky, they’ve hit the big time!

35. Desireless – “Voyage Voyage ’88”
French act Desireless have had a big hit with this song across Europe last year, but it only made No.53 here. Not so after a clever remix courtesy of Pete (PWL) Hammond, who helps them finally break the UK top 40.

34. Status Quo – “Who Get’s The Love?”
The Quo are back on the chart with a new entry, their second of this year, the follow up to “Ain’t Complaining” and the second release from the album of the same name.

33. Samantha Fox – “Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)”
And making her first chart appearance of 1988 is Samantha Fox with another new entry and getting her first hit since “I Surrender (To The Night)” last July.

32. The Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back ’88”
Taking a tumble of fourteen places this week are The Jackson’s with another PWL influenced remix of a classic tune and right out of the top twenty.

31. Kim Wilde – “Hey Mister Heartache”
Kim Wilde made her return to the chart last week with a brand new track that climbs seven places this week. The song is the first taster of a new album she has coming out next month.

30. Rod Stewart – “Lost In You”
In a week of returns, Rod Stewart is back in the chart for the first time in two years with a brand new single that will feature on a new album he has coming out very soon.

29. Prince – “Alphabet Street”
Someone else with a new album out is Prince. His is called “Lovesexy” and the first track has already been a top ten hit here, although it’s down eighteen places this week.

28. The Style Council – “Life At A Top People’s Health Farm”
Paul and Mick aka The Style Council make their chart return next with a new entry and the first to come from their new album, which will be their fifth studio album since “Introducing The Style Council” back in 1983.

27. Whitney Houston – “Love Will Save The Day”
While no stranger to the chart these past twelve months is Whitney who comes back just weeks after “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?” left us with the fifth single to come from her latest album, “Whitney”.

26. Hazell Dean – “Who’s Leaving Who?”
Hazell‘s down thirteen this week with her latest smash hit, which also ‘leaves’ the top twenty, where she’s been for the last seven weeks.

25. Aswad – “Give A Little Love”
After fourteen years without a hit, Aswad got their first earlier this year and went to the very top. Here’s the follow up to that number one, which already looks promising as it’s this week’s highest new entry!

24. Natalie Cole – “Pink Cadillac”
Natalie Cole also gained her first UK top ten hit recently, the lead single from her brand new album, “Everlasting”, which falls nine places this week.

23. The Adventures – “Broken Land”
Alas, after many weeks climbing the chart with their top 40 debut, The Adventures fall back three places this week and out of the top twenty.

22. Climie Fisher – “This Is Me”
Simon Climie and Rob Fisher returned to the chart for a third time last week and get a very healthy climb of fifteen places this week, aiming for a third top ten hit in a row.

21. Bananarama – “I Want You Back”
The newly refreshed Nana‘s have scored a big hit with this song that comes from their current album, “Wow”, but they are out fo the top ten and the top twenty this week, with a fall of twelve places.

20. Danny Wilson – “Mary’s Prayer”
Also leaving the top ten this week are Danny Wilson who have now notched up TWENTY weeks on the top 75 with this song, that was first released at the beginning of last year!

19. Debbie Gibson – “Out Of The Blue”
Debbie Gibson is back in the top twenty for a third time with a climb of eight this week, with the title track from her debut album.

18. Scritti Politti – “Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry For Lover Boy)”
Scritti Politti came back to the top 40 last week and make their presence felt in a big way this week with a climb of thirteen places, back into the top twenty for the first time in three years.

17. Mica Paris – “My One Temptation”
While British singer Mica Paris took her debut single into the top 40 last week and also moves up thirteen places and into the top twenty for the very first time.

16. Derek B – “Bad Young Brother”
Someone who scored his second top twenty hit last week was Derek B. But he won’t have too much to celebrate this week with a non-mover.

15. Ofra Haza – “Im Nin’alu”
Israeli singer Ofra Haza can, however, as she takes her very first UK chart hit up ten places and into the top twenty.

14. Heart – “What About Love?”
Last week’s highest climber from Heart is up five places this week and seeking a fourth UK top ten hit, perhaps, next week.

13. LA Mix – “Check This Out”
LA Mix are a group of British producers and DJ’s who released their first single last year, “Don’t Stop (Jammin’)”, which missed the top 40, Not so their second, which entered last week and powers up twenty one places this week to become the highest climber of all.

12. Harry Enfield – “Loadsamoney”
Harry Enfield’s comedy character was a former chart highest climber but is down six places this week and out of the top ten.

11. Hothouse Flowers – “Don’t Go”
While last week’s highest new entry from newcomers Hothouse Flowers makes good progress this week with a climb of eleven places to sit just outside the top ten.

10. S-Express – “Theme From S-Express”
Mark Moore and the S-Expressers are down three this week with their former number one, but still up for the trip(!)

9. Narada – “Divine Emotions”
But after five weeks of solid climbing, Narada (Michael Waldon) slips back one place with his biggest hit in ten years.

8. Aztec Camera – “Somewhere In My Heart”
It’s been a great week for Aztec Camera who not only go up nine places but claim their very first UK top ten hit, eight years after they formed!

7. Prefab Sprout – “The King Of Rock And Roll”
And following them with their first top ten hit ever are Prefab Sprout, who go up seven places this week with what is now their biggest UK chart hit!

6. Belinda Carlisle – “Circle In The Sand”
Claiming her third UK top ten hit in a row is Belinda Carlisle, who is up six places and four places higher than her last release, “I Get Weak”, managed.

5. New Order – “Blue Monday ’88”
They may of slipped down last week from the top three to the top five, but seven days have been kinder to New Order with the 1988 reboot of their 1983 single, which is a non-mover this week.

4. Liverpool FC – “The Anfield Rap”
They didn’t win the FA Cup but they did take their ‘rap’ into the UK top three last week. No so this week, with a drop of one place.

3. Fairground Attraction – “Perfect”
Also down one are Fairground Attraction with their debut single which was also a former number one two weeks ago.

2. Kylie Minogue – “Got To Be Certain”
They’ve all moved over to let Kylie Minogue take second place with a climb of two this week and perhaps bag her second number one of her career this time next week…

1. Wet Wet Wet – “With A Little Help From My Friends”
Staying on top though for a second week are The Wets with their Childline cover of The Beatles 1967 song that remains the UK’s biggest seller. But can they manage a third week, or will Kylie get her second chart topper of the year? 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!