UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 7th 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 1st to Saturday 6th 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 four new entry’s, thirteen climbers and one non-movers And it was announced like this…
40. The Fall – “Victoria”
They were new on last week, but this week The Fall, fall five places with the first track to come from their new album.
39. The Stranglers – “All Day And All Of The Night”
Down sixteen places this week for The Stranglers with their version of The Kinks 1968 classic.
38. Sharpe and Numan – “No More Lies”
And down too for Gary and Bill with their latest collaboration, sinking four places…and I’m not lying!
37. Sweet Tee – “I Got Da Feelin’”
Sweet Tee is also down after one week of progress, he regresses six places with his first top 40 hit in three years.
36. All About Eve – “Wild Hearted Woman”
As do All About Eve who are down three places with their top 40 debut.
35. Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes”
Wet Wet Wet are down eleven with their third career single, which has also been their third top ten hit, now in its tenth week on the chart.
34. Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle – “Never Knew Love Like This”
Alexander O’Neal is back on the chart following his massive top five hit “Criticize” with this duet that teams him once again with Cherrelle. Together they took “Saturday Love” to No.6 three years ago, can they beat that with this second offering?
33. Robert Plant – “Heaven Knows”
And Robert Plant is back on the chart with a new entry and the lead single to come from a new album he has coming out. This is his first top 40 showing since “Big Log” back in 1983.
32. Deacon Blue – “Dignity”
While here comes a top 40 first for Scottish band Deacon Blue who get a new entry with a song that was first released last year but failed to chart. They’ve released two more since then which also missed the top 40, but today, they finally make it.
31. AC/DC – “Heatseeker”
Australian rockers AC/DC are down ten this week, keeping the flag flying for their country as one of only two acts now left on the UK chart this week.
30. Cher – “I Found Someone”
Cher is down eight this week with a song that was originally recorded by Laura Branigan two years ago.
29. The Screaming Blue Messiahs – “I Wanna Be A Flintstone”
The Screaming Blue Messiahs slip back one place with the third single from their current album, “Bikini Red”.
28. Luther Vandross – “Give Me The Reason”
While Luther is down two places with his re-issue of “Give Me The Reason”, which still has done better second time around.
27. Climie Fisher – “Rise To The Occasion”
Simon and Rob are down eight places with their top 40 debut, which has now spent nine weeks in the chart.
26. Was Not Was – “Spy In The House Of Love”
Going the other way are Was Not Was who returned to the chart last week and go up twelve places this week.
25. Eddy Grant – “Gimme Hope Jo’anna”
As did Eddy Grant who finds himself eleven places better off seven days on with the first single to come from a new album he has coming out.
24. Nitro Deluxe – “Let’s Get Brutal”
It’s been a great week for Manny Stretching aka Nitro Deluxe, who made his top 40 debut last week, he’s up fifteen places with his second single to be released over here.
23. Morris Minor and The Majors – “Stutter Rap”
Going down nine are comedians Tony Hawks, Paul Boross and Phil Judge and out of the top twenty.
22. Sinead O’Connor – “Mandinka”
While Sinead O’Connor continues to climb, seven more for her this week with the third track to come from her debut album, “The Lion And The Cobra”.
21. The Christians – “Ideal World”
Sliding down six places this week go The Christians having spent the past four weeks inside the top twenty, with their biggest chart hit so far.
20. The Mission – “Tower Of Strength”
This week’s highest of the four new entries sees the return of The Mission, who last charted a year ago with “Wasteland”. This new single comes from their new album, “Children”, which is out now.
19. Two Men, a Drum Machine and a Trumpet – “Tired of Getting Pushed Around”
Dropping back one place this week are Andy Cox and Dave Steele aka the Two Men with their chart debut…without Roland Gift!
18. Whitesnake – “Give Me All Of Your Love”
Last week’s highest new entry from Whitesnake is up seven places giving them four UK top twnenty hits from their self-titled seventh studio album.
17. Joyce Sims- “Come Into My Life”
While Joyce Sims falls six places with her recent top ten hit, her biggest UK single so far that comes from her top five debut album.
16. Krush – “House Arrest”
Krush are down ten places and out of the top ten this week with their debut single.
15. T’Pau – “Valentine”
But T’Pau continue their climb, heading for a Valentine’s day hit with their third top 40 single from the album “Bridge Of Spies”, which is back up to No.4 this week.
14. Billy Idol – “Hot In The City”
After taking his 1982 single to its highest ever UK chart placing last week, Billy Idol drops two places in the opposite direction this week.
13. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
And down a full ten places goes Belinda Carlisle with her former chart topper, out of the top ten, which is also the same for her album, which falls five to No.13 this week.
12. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Sign Your Name”
Terence is following her, as he is down eight places and out of the top ten, while his album remains on top for a third consecutive week.
11. Dollar – “Oh L’amour”
And after getting their biggest hit for six years, David and Therese are down four places this week and slide just outside the top ten.
10. Jermaine Stewart – “Say It Again”
Jermaine Stewart is back in the UK top ten for the first time in three years with a climb of seven places this week. Only another nine to go to beat his previous chart high…!
9. The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew – “Rok Da House”
After five weeks of good progress, The Beatmasters and The Cookie Crew take a fall of four places with their equally respective debut single.
8. Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”
Billy Ocean made his chart return last week with this new track and returns to the UK top ten with a climb of nineteen places, making him the biggest traveller of them all this week!
7. Debbie Gibson – “Shake Your Love”
Meanwhile a previous highest climber Debbie Gibson moves up another two places with her second single which is already her biggest here in the UK.
6. Jack’n’Chill – “The Jack That House Built”
Going up six places this week are Jack and Chill and into the top ten for the first time with their UK chart debut.
5. Elton John – “Candle In The Wind ’88”
Elton is up five more places this week and into the top five for the first time since “Nikita” in 1985 with the live version of his 1974 single that only made it as far as No.11 back then.
4. Taylor Dayne – “Tell It To My Heart”
Last week’s highest climber from newcomer Taylor Dayne is up four more spots this week and into the UK top five, now three places higher than she achieved across the Atlantic last year!
3. Bros – “When Will I Be Famous?”
But alas for Matt, Luke and Craig, all their previous efforts have come to an end as they slip down one place this week with their first UK top 40 hit, surely confirming that they are indeed now famous?(!)
2. Kylie Minogue – “I Should Be So Lucky”
Taking their place is Neighbours star Kylie Minogue, the latest Stock Aitken Waterman musical student with her first UK single as she moves up fourteen places this week, only her third so far in the top 40, but being every bit as lucky as her song suggests.
1. Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Stopping them all is Tiffany who keeps her crown for a third week as the UK’s number one best selling single. But can she hold on for a fourth, or will Kylie Minogue, Taylor Dayne, Elton John or someone else replace her? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!