UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th January 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 4th to Saturday 9th January 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, fourteen climbers and no non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Simply Red – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”
Mick Hucknall and The Red are down sixteen this week and it looks like their last on the chart for now, with the latest single to come from the “Men And Women” album.
39. Bros – “When Will I be Famous?”
There’s a new entry next and a top 40 debut for twins Matt and Luke Goss together with their best mate Craig Logan who form Bros. They released their debut single, “I Owe You Nothing”, last year, but it did nothing. They’ve already bettered that today and answered the question they pose!
38. Mötley Crüe – “You’re All I Need”
And there’s another new entry, this time from Mötley Crüe with their second single to reach the UK top 40, following “Girls, Girls, Girls” earlier last year.
37. Lloyd Cole and The Commotions – “Jennifer She Said”
And there’s another new entry this time for Lloyd Cole and The Commotions who get their first top 40 entry since “Cut Me Down” in 1986.
36. Madonna – “The Look Of Love”
She went back up last week but she falls twenty one places in the other direction this week. It’s Madonna.
35. INXS – “New Sensation”
INXS return to the chart with a new entry, their second to reach the top 40, following “Good Times” last Summer and the first to come from their new album, “Kick”.
34. Wally Jump Junior and The Criminal Element – “Tighten Up”
Slowly falling down another three places this week are Wally and The Criminal Element with their first UK top 40 hit.
33. Dollar – “Oh L’amour”
David and Thereza are back in the UK top 40 for the first time in five year with this new entry, which is actually a cover of Erasure‘s 1986 single that only reached No.85!
32. Public Enemy – “Bring The Noise”
Public Enemy are also back in the chart with a new entry, the second single to come from their latest album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” and the follow up to “Rebel Without A Pause”.
31. Mel And Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
Falling twenty one places as well this week are Mel Smith and Kim Wilde with the Comic Relief charity single that held the number three spot over the Christmas period.
30. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
Alexander O’Neal falls twelve this week with his former top five hit, now with ten weeks on the top 40 in total.
29. New Order – “Touched By The Hand Of God”
While New Order are down just three places this week. The group are already writing new material for the next album which, as yet, has no release date.
28. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Carol, Ron and T’Pau fall fifteen places this week with their former number one, now out of the top twenty after twelve weeks on the chart.
27. Nat King Cole – “When I Fall In Love”
One of the two “When I Fall In Love“s on the chart is the 1956 version by Nat King Cole, but he’s down thirteen this week.
26. The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew – “Rok Da House”
There’s a new entry and a joint chart debut next for producers The Beatmasters and American duo The Cookie Crew who team up for this fast-moving dance track.
25. Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who?”
Jellybean still has three produced singles on the chart this week, one at No.30 and this one, which falls nine places.
24. Great Ormond Street Hospital – “The Wishing Well”
Continuing their climb of the chart are GOSH up ten places this week raising money for the famous children’s hospital.
23. Bananarama – “I Can’t Help It”
Sara, Keren and Siobhan start 1988 with a new entry and the third single to come from their current album, “Wow!”, the follow up to last year’s top three smash, “Love In The First Degree”.
22. The Christians – “Ideal World”
Here’s a song that’s taking a step backwards, upwards. The Christians went down last week, they’re going back up the chart five places this week!
21. Depeche Mode – “Behind The Wheel”
Depeche Mode were new on last week and climb eleven this week, one place higher than their previous release, “Never Let Me Down Again”, reached!
20. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock”
Johnny Hates Jazz went back up last week but fall back down this week, eight places with the title track from their debut album, which is out tomorrow!
19. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York”
While another big Christmas hit from The Pogues falls fifteen places and out of the top ten altogether.
18. Alison Moyet – “Love Letters”
Down too for Alison Moyet after being on hold for the last two weeks, she’s also out of the top ten by twelve places this week.
17. AC/DC – “Heatseeker”
AC/DC get a big new entry this week with the lead single to come from their forthcoming eleventh studio album. It’s the group’s first top 40 entry since 1986’s “Who Made Who?”.
16. Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
Jacko rebounded the chart last week but goes back down this week, thirteen places and out of the top ten with the third single to come from his album “Bad”.
15. Sinitta – “G.T.O.”
As Sinitta rises another five places with her third top 40 hit since “So Macho” reached No.2 in 1986. Can she make it three top ten hits in a row…?
14. Rick Astley – “When I Fall In Love”
The other “When I Fall In Love” is from Rick Astley who slips three places with his version this week, the third single to come from last year’s number one album “Whenever You Need Somebody“.
13. Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Sixteen year old American sensation Tiffany has already topped the US chart with this cover of Tommy James and the Shondells 1967 hit, now she wants to do the same here. And she’s off to a good start as she is this week’s highest new entry!
12. Jellybean – “Jingo”
Jellybean’s third song on this week’s chart is his highest, climbing five places, his second UK chart hit in his own right and this one is without any collaboration.
11. George Michael – “Father Figure”
George Michael entered the chart last week with the third single from his debut album “Faith”, and by rising twenty four places, he is this week’s highest climber!
10. Climie Fisher – “Rise To The Occasion”
Simon Climie and Rob Fisher have been steadily climbing for a few weeks now with their chart debut. Not so this week as they take a big leap of thirteen places and into the top ten.
9. Joyce Sims – “Come Into My Life”
Another big riser is Joyce Sims, who returned to the chart last week. She’s up twelve places and into the top ten, her highest charted single now so far!
8. Terence Trent D’Arby -“Sign Your Name”
As did Terence Trent D’Arby with the fourth single from his debut album, which climbs twenty one places to give him his third UK top ten hit.
7. The Stranglers – “All Day And All Of The Night”
Last week’s highest new entry from The Stranglers is up twelve places and in doing so gives the band their first top ten hit since “European Female” in 1983.
6. Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes”
But sadly, Wet Wet Wet drop back one place this week and out of the top five with their third UK chart hit single.
5. Cher – “I Found Someone”
More good news for Cher, she’s up four this week to equal her last highest charting single here back in 1981 with Meatloaf!
4. Morris Minor and The Majors – “Stutter Rap”
While last week’s highest climber from Morris Minor and his Majors rises another four places to be one step ahead of Cher.
3. Krush – “House Arrest”
Doing one better than them are Krush who also climb four places and into third position with their debut single.
2. Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
It’s all change at the top as Chris and Neil are down one place having topped the singles chart for the last four weeks with their third UK number one single since “West End Girls” in 1985.
1. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
Which means we have a new number one and she’s done it! Belinda Carlisle can now add a UK chart topper to her US number one single of last year which rises one place to give the former Go-Go’s singer her biggest UK chart hit to date. Can she hold on for a second week though, or could Krush, Morris Minor, Cher or someone else usurp her? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!