Thirty years ago: UK top 40 singles chart for Sunday 13th November 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 7th to midnight on Saturday 12th November 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, twelve climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Womack and Womack – “Teardrops”
Down nine places this week for Cecil and Linda, who entered the top forty twelve weeks ago with the least single from their fourth studio album “Conscience”.

39. The Bangles – “In Your Room”
Tha Bangles are back with a new entry and the first track to be taken from their third album “Everything” that is due out here in just a few weeks time.

38. Hithouse – “Jack To The Sound Of Underground”
Another new entry for this Dutch producer with his debut ‘acid house’ track.

37. Phil Collins – “Groovy Kind Of Love”
Phil falls nine places this week with his former two-week number one that’s been on the top 40 now for twelve weeks now.

36. Inner City – “Big Fun”
Another long-stayer on the top 40, Kevin Saunderson and Paris Grey are down seven this week with this former dance chart number one.

35. Jolly Roger – “Acid Man”
Down ten places this week for this dance chart top five hit after five weeks on the top 40.

34. Guns’N’Roses – “Welcome To The Jungle”
Axel Rose and his band are down ten places this week after climbing to No.24 on last weeks chart.

33. Womack and Womack – “Life’s Just A Ballgame”
Never fear, Cecil and Linda are back AGAIN with their follow up to “Teardrops” and get this weeks third new entry!

32. Tiffany – “Radio Romance”
Tiffany is back too this week with a new entry and the second track from her second long player “Hold An Old Friend’s Hand”.

31. Zigzig Sputnik – “Success”
Punk British group mare back in the UK top 40 for the first time in two and a half years with a new entry and the lead single from their new album “Dress For Excess”.

30. Bananarama – “Nathan Jones”
Sara, Keren and Jacqui are back too this week with a new entry and their version of The Supremes hit from 1972 that’s from their “Greatest Hits Collection” that was only released last month.

29. All About Eve – “What Kind Of Fool?”
New entry from last week and climbing five places this week for this group from Huddersfield and Coventry.

28. Mica Paris – “Breathe Life Into Me”
Another of last weeks new entries and climbing eight places for Mica Paris with the third top 20 hit from her album “So Good”.

27. Wee Papa Girl Rappers – “Wee Rule”
The Wee Papa girl sisters are down eleven places this week with their former top ten hit, their debut album “The Beat, The Rhyme, The Noise” has reached No.39 so far.

26. The Christians – “Harvest For The World”
Also falling eleven places this week are The Christians with their Isley Brothers cover that’s been a top ten charity record.

25. Bobby McFerrin – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
Bobby is down six places this week with his number two hit from last month but has a new single coming out next month!

24. Prince – “I Wish U Heaven”
A climb of two places this week for Prince after three weeks on the chart. “Lovesexy” is back in the top ten on the album chart this week.

23. Kim Wilde – “Never Trust A Stranger”
Kim falls three places this week and has another track coming out in just a few weeks, in time for Christmas!

22. Tanita Tickaram – “Twist In My Sobriety”
Up one this week for Tanita who has now spent four weeks climbing on the chart with her second single!

21. The Travelling Wilbury’s – “Handle With Care”
Joint highest climber this week is up sixteen places for the ‘senior supergroup’ and they have their debut album coming out next week!

20. Erasure – “A Little Respect”
Vince and Andy fall six places this week with their biggest seller now since “Sometimes” at the beginning of 1986.

19. Whitney Houston – “One Moment In Time”
Former number one Whitney is also down six places this week with her anthem from this year’s Seoul Olympic Games.

18. Royal House – “Can You Party?”
Falling just one place this week for this dance/club anthem that’s No.3 on the dance chart this week.

17. D Mob – “We Call It Acieed”
Dancin’ Danny D and Gary Haisman are falling six places this week with this former dance chart No.1 hit.

16. Barbra Streisand and Don Johnson – “Till I Loved You”
The other joint highest climber this week of sixteen places is from Barbra and Don with this show tune from ‘Goya’.

15. Art of Noise and Tom Jones – “Kiss”
Down nine places this week for Art of Noise and Tom with their cover of Prince’s 1986 tune.

14. Bryan Ferry – “Let’s Stick Together ’88”
Down two places this week for Bryan and his reworked version of his 1976 hit that didn’t quite equal the original’s chart peak.

13. Iron Maiden – “The Clairvoyant”
This weeks highest new entry is from this English rock group with the third track from their number one album “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”.

12. Salt N Pepa – “Twist And Shout”
New entry last week for rappers and singers Salt and Pepa and they climb nine places this week with their version of The Tops Notes 1961 hit.

11. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “1-2-3”
Gloria is down three places this week after just one week in the top ten but her album “Anything For You” is a re-entry at No.22.

10. Deacon Blue – “Real Gone Kid”
Down one place this week for Ricky Ross and the band from Glasgow with their first top ten hit and taken from their forthcoming second studio album.

9. Robert Palmer – “She Makes My Day”
After falling last week from No.8 to No.10, Robert goes back up one place this week with this surprise hit, his biggest for over two years.

8. Chris de Burgh – “Missing You”
Up fifteen places this week for Chris after three weeks on the chart and his first top ten hit since “The Lady In Red”, also two years ago.

7. Milli Vanilli – “Girl You Know It’s True”
Down four places this week for Rob and Fab with their debut single that’s been top five all across Europe to date.

6. Brother Beyond – “He Ain’t No Competition”
Last weeks highest climber is up one more place this week for the boys and one of two Stock Aitken Waterman hits in this weeks top ten.

5. Enya – “Orinoco Flow”
LAST WEEK’S number one falls four places after three weeks on top, but Enya is No.9 on this weeks album chart.

4. Inxs – “Need You Tonight”
Last weeks highest new entry climbs fourteen places this week and gives this Australian group their first UK top ten hit in doing so!

3. Kylie Minogue – “Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi”
After three weeks at No.2, Kylie falls one place this week with her third No.2 out of four singles released this year. She’s No.1 on this weeks album chart though!

2. Yazz – “Stand Up For Your Love Rights”
After two weeks at No.4, Yazz goes up two places this week to claim her second top two hit this year!

1. Robin Beck – “The First Time”
The Coca Cola advert song has taken the top spot this week after two weeks of electrifying climbing from No.39 all the way. It’s also number one this week in Ireland and Germany!

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