Thirty years ago: UK top 40 singles chart for Sunday 16th October 1988

from records kept by Christopher Smith

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 10th to midnight on Saturday 15th October 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 seven new entry’s, thirteen climbers and three non-movers. And it was announced like this…

40. Bon Jovi – “Bad Medicine”
Week five on the chart and down 13 places for Jon, Ritchie and the gang with the lead track from their No.1 album “New Jersey”.

39. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Anything For You”
Gloria and husband Emilio drop 11 this week with the newly re-titled track of their 1987 hit album.

38. Robert Palmer – “She Makes My Day”
Robert is back in the UK top 40 this week for the first time in two years with a track from his forthcoming 11th album “Heavy Nova”.

37. Jolly Roger – “Acid Man”
Another new entry this week and a dance tune that’s been big in the clubs for a few months now.

36. Tanita Tickaram – “Twist In My Sobriety”
Tanita is back six weeks after “Good Tradition” left the top 40 and this track from her forthcoming debut album “Ancient Heart”.

35. Julian Cope – “Charlotte Anne”
Week three and Julian holds on to the same position he climbed to last week.

34. Yello – “The Race”
Dieter and Boris fall eight this week and possibly will ‘race’ out of the chart next week…?

33. The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”
Craig and Charlie walk five places and three more this week from No.24.

32. Ritchie Rich – “All House You”
Another new entry for another house/club/dance tune that’s top 5 on the dance chart this week.

31. Luther Vandross – “Any Love”
New entry last week and up five this week. Title track of his new album out on Monday.

30. Royal House – “Can You Party?”
DJ and producer Todd Terry enters the top 40 this week with another club/dance tune that’s been big Stateside.

29. Deacon Blue – “Real Gone Kid”
Scottish band get a big new entry this week with the first track from their forthcoming second studio album.

28. Duran Duran – “I Don’t Want Your Love”
Down ten this week for the lead single from “Big Thing” which has gone in at No.15 this week.

27. Hazell Dean – “Turn It Into Love”
Down five this week from No.22 for Hazell and week five overall on the top 40.

26. Alexander O’Neal – “Fake ’88”
Down nine for Alexander this week with his new version of “Fake” from 1987.

25. Sabrina – “All Of Me”
Sabrina’s up six this week with her second UK top 40 hit single.

24. Bill Withers – “Lovely Day ’88”
Down ten for Bill this week in week eight on the top 40 as a whole.

23. Bananarama – “Love, Truth And Honesty”
After three weeks of climbing, Sara, Keren and Jacqui keep put here for a second week. “Greatest Hits” out on Monday!

22. Sinitta – “I Don’t Believe In Miracles”
Up another three this week for Sinitta with the fourth SAW song so far on this weeks chart!

21. The Pet Shop Boys – “Domino Dancing”
Chris and Neil are down nine this week, but the new album “Introspective” is out on Monday.

20. Milli Vanilli – “Girl You Know It’s True”
A whopping climb of TWENTY places this week for Fab and Rob after last weeks new entry on the chart with their debut single.

19. The Pasedenas – “Riding On A Train”
After three weeks at No.13, the London boys have to take the journey back now.

18. T’Pau – “Secret Garden”
Carol, Ron and the group climb just one this week with the lead single from “Rage” that’s out tomorrow.

17. U2 – “Desire”
This was only No.1 two weeks ago and now falling FIFTEEN places! “Rattle And Hum” No.1 album this week.

16. Inner City – “Big Fun”
After five weeks of creeping around the bottom of the top 10, the former No.1 dance chart tune drops five this week.

15. Beatmasters feat. P.P. Arnold – “Burn It Up”
Last weeks highest climber is up just one more place this week.

14. The Hollies – “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”
Another No.1 falling, this week down nine places for the Manchester group formed in 1962.

13. Phil Collins – “Groovy Kind Of Love”
And another former No.1, Phil drops just three places, possibly as ‘Buster’ is still doing big business in the cinema.

12. Jason Donovan – “Nothing Can Divide Us”
Jason falls three this week and out of the top 10 where he has spent a month with his debut single.

11. Kylie Minogue – “Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi”
Kylie is back with single No.4 from her No.1 album “Kylie” and gets this week’s highest new entry!

10. Womack And Womack – “Teardrops”
After five weeks at either No.3 and No.4, Linda and Cecil fall six places this week. Two months in the top ten though!

9. The Christians – “Harvest For The World”
New entry last week, up twelve places this week and the first time this group have reached the top 10!

8. Rick Astley – “She Wants To Dance With Me”
Down two this week for Rick having peaked at No.6, but he’s top ten and climbing Stateside with this track!

7. Kim Wilde – “Never Trust A Stranger”
Kim goes up another eight places this week and claims her second consecutive top ten hit in the UK this year!

6. Wee Papa Girl Rappers – “Wee Rule”
This duo are up another two places this week with this increasingly popular tune.

5. Enya – “Orinoco Flow”
New entry last week, up TWENTY FOUR places this week and the highest climber for this Irish singer and composer!

4. Erasure – “A Little Respect”
Vince and Andy are still climbing after four weeks, up three this week and their highest placing in the UK since “Sometimes” two and a half years ago!

3. D Mob – “We Call It Acieeed”
New entry last week and up seventeen places for the dance chart No.1 this week.

2. Bobby McFerrin – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
Climb of one place this week for Somalian born, Jazz trained singer Bobby, who has been performing since the early 1970’s.

1. Whitney Houston – “One Moment In Time”
Week two at the top for Whitney and the official anthem from this year’s Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.

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