UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 21st February 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 15th to Saturday 20th February 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, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Krush – “House Arrest”
After three months on the chart, Krush are down eighteen places this week and looking very likely to be their last one for now.
39. Belinda Carlisle – “I Get Weak”
Following her recent chart topper (which is yet to come still!) Belinda Carlisle enters the UK top 40 for the second time with the second track to come from her current album, “Heaven On Earth”. This song is written by Diane Warren (“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”) and has already reached No.2 in the US. Can she match or better that here?
38. Whitesnake – “Give Me All Your Love”
Whitesnake take a fall of twenty places this week and out of the top twenty having been on hold in the same position for the past two weeks.
37. LL Cool J – “Going Back To Call”
One of last week’s new entries was from LL Cool J, he’s up two places this week with the first single to come from his upcoming album.
36. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
And here come Belinda again for a second time, it’s the chart topper to beat with her new single, and it’s down sixteen places this week.
35. Bourgeois Tagg – “I Don’t Mind At All”
Anther of last weeks new entries that also climbs two places this week is from US duo Bourgeois Tagg with their first UK chart hit.
34. Derek B – “Goodgroove”
US rapper Derek Boland is Derek B and he makes his debut on the UK top 40 this week with a song that was originally released two years ago but missed the chart. It’s already beaten that with this new entry alone.
33. Echo and The Bunnymen – “People Are Strange”
There’s a new entry and a chart return for Echo and The Bunnymen next with a song that is takes from the film ‘The Lost Boys’ and it becomes their tenth consecutive top 40 entry since their first, “The Back Of Love”, back in 1982.
32. Deacon Blue – “Dignity”
Falling back one this week and back to where they were two weeks ago are Deacon Blue with their top 40 debut, their third single release that comes from their current debut album, “Raintown”.
31. Nitro Deluxe – “Let’s Get Brutal”
And down seven places this week goes Nitro Deluxe with his highest placed UK chart hit so far.
30. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Sign Your Name”
Terence is down fifteen this week with the fourth single from come from his recent number one album, “Introducing The Hardline According To…”
29. The Primitives – “Crash”
There’s a new entry next and a chart debut from West Midlands band The Primitives. They have been recording for two years now and have released a number of singles to date but none have ever charted…until now!
28. Billy Idol – “Hot In The City”
Billy’s down twelve this week with his much bigger hit this time around of his original 1982 single release.
27. The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew – “Rok Da House”
The Beatmasters and The Cookie Crew are down thirteen places with their equally respective debut single that’s been a huge dance chart hit as well as a top five singles chart hit.
26. Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle – “Never Knew Love Like This”
Alexander and Cherrelle stay the same as last week with their second duet to make the UK top 40 and the third single to come from Alexander’s hugely successful “Hearsay” album.
25. George Harrison – “When We Was Fab”
Former Beatle George Harrison returned to the chart for a second time in four months last week with this song that’s up eight places this week.
24. Mel And Kim – “That’s The Way it Is”
The Sisters Appleby are back on the chart with a new entry and a brand new song, the first new material from them and producers Stock Aitken Waterman for a new album that should be out later this year.
23. Sinead O’Connor – “Mandinka”
After scoring her first UK chart hit with this song, Sinead O’Connor falls six places and out of the top twenty this week.
22. Was Not Was – “Spy In The House Of Love”
And slipping back one place this week are Was Not Was with the follow up to last year’s top ten hit “Walk The Dinosaur”, on its second and most successful release here.
21. Michael Jackson – “Man In The Mirror”
Jacko returned to the chart last week with the fourth single to be taken from his current smash hit album “Bad” and goes up six places this week.
20. The Bangles – “Hazy Shade Of Winter”
Also making a return to the chart last week were The Bangles who are up ten this week and back int the top twenty for the first time in twelve months.
19. Eddie Cochran – “C’mon Everybody”
The late Eddie Cochran was last on the chart with this song 29 years ago when he took it to No.6 and he’s on his way to see if he can equal that a second time around with a climb this week of thirteen places.
18. Jack’n’Chill – “The Jack That House Built”
Going down seven places are Jack and Chill with their debut single, which has now been on the chart for ten weeks!
17. The Sisters Of Mercy – “Dominion”
The Sisters Of Mercy are back with a big new entry this week, the follow up to last year’s top ten hit “This Corrosion” and the second single to come from their current album, “Floodland”.
16. Elton John – “Candle In The Wind ’88”
Elton is going backwards nine places this week and out of the top ten with the live version of his 1972 single.
15. T’Pau – “Valentine”
As are T’Pau who got their third top ten hit last week but are down six places and back to the same spot they were in two weeks ago!
14. Vanessa Paradis – “Joe Le Taxi”
There are two joint highest climbers this week of fifteen places and both are debut singles. The first is from France’s Vanessa Paradis with her eleven week chart topper from her home country which is looking like a strong contender this side of the Channel.
13. Debbie Gibson – “Shake Your Love”
While Debbie Gibson is down three this week and leaves the top ten with her biggest UK single to date.
12. The Mission – “Tower Of Strength”
The Mission climb one place this week, ever closer to their previous chart high with “Wasteland”, nearly twelve months ago.
11. Bros – “When Will I Be Famous?”
Bros are down five this week and leave the top ten for the first time in five weeks with their second single which is by far their most successful yet.
10. Codlcut featuring Yazz and The Plastic Population – “Doctorin’ The House”
The second joint highest climber this week comes from producers Coldcut along with Yazz and her ‘plastic people’ who also move up fifteen places and straight into the top ten.
9. Rick Astley – “Together Forever”
Rick Astley is back on the chart with the follow up to his Christmas No.2 hit “When I Fall In Love“. This new entry gives him four UK top ten hits out of four singles released now, thanks to those clever ‘boys’ at The Hit Factory!
8. Eddy Grant – “Gimme Hope Jo’anna”
Last week’s highest climber from Eddy Grant is up another four places this week to give him his first top ten hit since “Electric Avenue”, five years ago.
7. Jermaine Stewart – “Say It Again”
Jermaine Stewart is still on the climb after five weeks, he’s up one this week with the second UK top ten of his career so far.
6. Morrissey – “Suedehead”
Two new entries in the top ten this week and this is the highest of them all, from The Smiths’ lead singer Morrissey with his debut solo single away from the band and the first to come from a brand new album he will be releasing next month.
5. Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Tiffany‘s former chart topper is down three this week but remains inside the top five for a fifth week.
4. Taylor Dayne – “Tell It To My Heart”
While another American singer, Taylor Dayne, is down one place with her UK chart debut and back to where she was two weeks ago.
3. Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”
Billy Ocean is up one this week with the lead single from his new album “Tear Down These Walls” and his highest UK chart single for two years.
2. Bomb The Bass – “Beat Dis”
Last week’s highest new entry from producer Tim Simenon aka Bomb The Bass is up three this week and could well be number one next week…
1. Kylie Minogue – “I Should Be So Lucky”
But for this week, Kylie Minogue stays at the top for a second week with her Stock Aitken Waterman produced debut single. Can she make it a third or will Bomb The Bass, Billy Ocean or someone else knock her off? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!