UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 27th March 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 21st to Saturday 26th March 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 eight new entry’s, fifteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Brenda Russell – “Piano In The Dark”
American composer and songwriter Brenda Russell has already achieved much success across the Atlantic for the past ten years but has never had a UK top 40 hit. That changes today with this new entry, the first single to come from her new, forth studio album that’s due out very soon.
39. Bomb The Bass – “Beat Dis”
Tim Simenon’s debut single has previously been top two here, but after seven weeks on the chart, he falls sixteen places.
38. David Lee Roth – “Just Like Paradise”
DLR is also down, seven places, after four weeks on the UK chart.
37. Hazell Dean – “Who’s Leaving Who?”
Hazell Dean is back in the UK top 40 after an absence of nearly two years with this new entry that’s courtesy of those hitmaking chaps, Stock Aitken Waterman.
36. T’Pau – “Sex Talk”
And so are T’Pau, but after just two weeks absence for them, with a song that was actually released a year ago as “Intimate Strangers”, but now retitled as the fourth single from their number one album, “Bridge Of Spies”.
35. The Clash – “I Fought The Law”
The Clash are going back this week as they drop six places with the already more success try at their 1979 release.
34. Natalie Cole – “Pink Cadillac”
And there’s a new entry and a chart return for Nat’s daughter, Natalie after a gap of thirteen years! Her last UK chart showing was “This Will Be” back in 1975!
33. AC/DC – “That’s The Way I Wanna Rock And Roll”
AC/DC get a new entry next with the follow up to “Heatseeker” back in January, their thirteenth UK chart entry.
32. Coldcut featuring Yazz and The Plastic Population – “Doctoin’ In The House”
Producers Coldcut with singer Yazz and whatever The Plastic Population do, are down twelve this week and quite possibly their last for now.
31. Pebbles – “Girlfriend”
Pebbles is the stage name of 23 year old singer and dancer Perri Reid who makes her UK chart debut with this song that’s already been top five in her home country.
30. Eric B and Rakim – “I Know You Got Soul”
Eric B and his pal Rakim are down eleven this week and out of the top twenty with their UK chart debut.
29. Fleetwood Mac – “Everywhere”
Fleetwood Mac are back with this new entry, the fifth to come from their current album, “Tango In The Night” and their first to go top 40 since “Little Lies”, last September.
28. Jellybean featuring Adele Berti – “Just A Mirage”
Jellybean returned to the chart last week with his latest singer Adele Berti and goes up twelve places this week looking to match the three previous top twenty hits he’s racked up in the last ten months.
27. Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”
Billy Ocean falls six places this week with his most recent big hit that comes from his current, seventh studio album.
26. Keith Sweat – “I Want Her”
He still ‘wants her’, so badly now Keith Sweat climbs one more place this week to find her!
25. Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
Taylor Dayne made her second appearance on the UK chart last week with the follow up to “Tell It To My Heart” and she goes up nine places seven days on.
24. Glen Goldsmith – “Dreaming”
British singer Glen Goldsmith doesn’t need to dream any longer. With a rise of nine places, he’s already got his biggest chart hit so far!
23. Rick Astley – “Together Forever”
Rick Astley continues to plummet, however, he’s out of the top twenty this week with drop of twelve places with the fourth single from his album, “Whenever You Need Somebody“.
22. Status Quo – “Ain’t Complaining”
There are two joint high climbers this week of fifteen places, this is one of them, the returning Status Quo, following their new entry last week.
21. Taja Sevelle – “Love Is Contagious”
No need to fear Taja Sevelle‘s contagious love any longer as she’s down nine and out of the top twenty, where she’s been for the past three weeks.
20. Vanessa Paradis – “Joe Le Taxi”
Former French chart topper and debut top three singer Vanessa Paradis is down fourteen places this week, out of the top ten and nearly out of the top twenty.
19. Afrika Bambaataa and UB40 – “Reckless”
While after four weeks of climbing, Afrika Bambaataa and his pals UB40 go down two places, with Afrika’s first top 40 hit.
18. Erasure – “Ship of Fools”
All aboard the “Ship Of Fools” with Vince and Andy but don’t expect to go far, as they slide nine places, with the first new song from their upcoming third studio album.
17. Wet Wet Wet – “Temptation”
The Wets are back in the top twenty for a fourth time with a climb of eight places, looking for a fourth top ten entry next week.
16. Belinda Carlisle – “I Get Weak”
But after just one week in the top ten, Belinda Carlisle drops six places, with her second UK chart hit, that comes from the pen of Diane Warren.
15. The Primitives – “Crash”
Down too go The Primitives, eight places for them, and also leaving the top ten with their first hit single.
14. Whitney Houston – “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”
Whitney is still asking that question and she looks one place higher than last week with the latest single from her album…well, “Whitney”, of course!
13. Debbie Gibson – “Only In My Dreams”
Good news for Debbie Gibson, she’s back in the top twenty with a climb of eight this week and looking to break the top ten for a second time, next week.
12. Simon Harris – “Bass (How Low Can You Go?)”
DJ and producer Simon Harris is doing well with his first UK chart hit, which is up four this week and certainly not as low as it could of gone!
11. Climie Fisher – “Love Changes Everything”
Simon Climie and Rob Fisher are this weeks other joint highest climber of fifteen places as they land just one place lower than “Rise To The Occasion” did back in January.
10. Eighth Wonder – “I’m Not Scared”
Patsy Kensit and Eighth Wonder are top ten this week with a climb of three places with their Pet Shop Boys written and produced single.
9. Heart – “Never/These Dreams”
Dropping back one place are Heart with their second UK top ten single, the double A sider of “Never” and “These Dreams”.
8. Kylie Minogue – “I Should Be So Lucky”
Former chart topper Kylie Minogue is down five places this week in her TENTH week inside the top ten, with her UK debut single, which has also been number one in her home country.
7. Pet Shop Boys – “Heart”
And here come Chris and Neil for a second time in the top ten with this week’s highest new entry, the fourth single to come from last year’s album, “Actually”!
6. Sinitta – “Cross My Broken Heart”
Sinitta is back in the top ten for a third time with her brand new Stock Aitken Waterman written song that’s up eight places and looking to join her two previous top five hits maybe next week…?
5. a-ha – “Stay On These Roads”
Norway’s finest, a-ha, returned to the UK chart last week with this brand new song and with a climb of thirteen places, go back into the top five, where they were last at with their Bond theme last Summer.
4. Tiffany – “Could’ve Been”
Last week’s highest climber from Tiffany is up one more place this week as she edges closer to a second UK chart topper.
3. Iron Maiden – “Can I Play With Madness?”
While last week’s highest new entry from Iron Maiden also advances one place higher, into the top three which is already their most successful chart placing to date.
2. Bros – “Drop The Boy”
Once again, Bros are thwarted from having a UK chart topper as they get a non-mover this week for a second week with their now, joint highest UK chart placing, following “When Will I Be Famous?” back in January.
1. Aswad – “Don’t Turn Around”
Which means the Reggae boys Aswad get a second week on top with their Albert Hammond/Diane Warren written song that was previously recorded by Tina Turner. Can they make it three weeks or can Iron Maiden, a-ha or maybe Bros, finally knock them off? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!