UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 3rd 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 28th December 1987 to Saturday 2nd 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 five new entry’s, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Hooters – “Satellite”
The Hooters are down four places in their seventh week on the top 40 and it looks like their last!
39. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Down too for The Communards, seven for them in their ninth week on the top 40 with their second top five hit in just over a year.
38. Paul McCartney – “One Upon A Long Ago”
Paul’s down ten this week with his latest top ten hit from his “All The Best” of album.
37. Heart – “There’s The Girl”
While US rock band Heart drop three places with the follow up to “Who Will You Run To?”
36. Kiss – “Reason To Live”
They’re all falling this week, and Kiss follow suit, down three for them as well with the follow up to “Crazy, Crazy Nights”.
35. George Michael – “Father Figure”
George Michael, however, is brand new to the chart this week. This is the third single to come from his album “Faith” and follows in the footsteps of the title track in October.
34. Great Ormond Street Hospital – “The Wishing Well”
In a week usually where strange things happen, G.O.S.H.’s charity fundraiser goes back up the chart one place and continues to raise vital funds for the hospital.
33. Level 42 – “Children Say”
But Level 42 go down four places with the fifth single to come from their “Running In The Family” album.
32. Depeche Mode – “Behind The Wheel”
There’s a new entry for Depeche Mode next. It’s the third single to come from the “Music For The Masses” album and follows on from their top thirty hit “Never Let Me Down Again” in September.
31. Wally Jump Junior and The Criminal Element – “Tighten Up”
Down four places this week for Wally and the gang having been on the chart for a month now.
30. The Proclaimers – “Letter From America”
Craig and Charlie go down fifteen places and out of the top twenty with their biggest hit so far, now in its tenth week on the chart.
29. Terence Trent D’Arby -“Sign Your Name”
And in a week of returns, Terence Trent D’Arby is back with this new entry, the fourth single to come from his debut album “Introducing the Hardline According to…” and the follow up to “Dance Little Sister”.
28. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
All the big ones from the last few weeks are going down, former Beatle Geroge Harrison is another one, he’s also out of the top twenty by ten places this week.
27. The Christians – “Ideal World”
The biggest hit yet for The Christians is also down, eleven places for them and also leaving the top twenty.
26. New Order – “Touched By The Hand Of God”
As are New Order, who sink four places with their recent top twenty hit from the soundtrack of ‘Salvation!’.
25. Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
Doing no better or no worse is Whitney Houston, who stays where she ended up last week with the latest single from the “Whitney” album.
24. Simply Red – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”
Simply Red are down thirteen this week and also out of the top twenty with their cover of Cole Porter’s 1944 classic.
23. Climie Fisher -“Rise To The Occasion”
Meanwhile, Simon and Rob continue their steady climb of the chart, up eight places this week for them with their top 40 debut.
22. Shakin’ Stevens – “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?”
With one of the longest song title names of all time, Shakey is down ten this week with the most successful version of this song since the original topped the chart way back in 1959.
21. Joyce Sims -“Come Into My Life”
Joyce Sims is back in the top 40 for a third time with this new entry. It follows on from “Lifetime Love” and her debut, “All And All”, which reached No.16 two years ago.
20. Sinitta – “G.T.O.”
Getting in her big, red, “G.T.O.” and burning rubber is Sinitta, who’s up ten places this week and back into the top twenty to follow “Toy Boy” back in September.
19. The Stranglers – “All Day And All Of The Night”
This week’s highest new entry is from The Stranglers with their version of The Kinks 1964 hit which comes from a new, live album of theirs’s called “All Live and All Of The Night”.
18. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
Alexander falls just one place this week with his biggest UK hit to date in its eighth week inside the top twenty.
17. Jellybean – “Jingo”
While the producer of “Criticize”, Jellybean, is up two places this week with his own composition!
16. Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who?”
And here he is again! Three songs from the same person back to back on the chart, with this one falling two places, the second of his two top ten hits out of the three.
15. Madonna – “The Look Of Love”
Madonna rebounds the chart this week, back up one place with the third single to come from the “Who’s That Girl?” soundtrack.
14. Nat King Cole – “When I Fall In Love”
One of the two “When I Fall In Love‘s” on this week’s chart is down ten places. It’s Nat’s version, which had already charted back in 1956, and there’s another one, of course, yet to come…
13. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
T’Pau‘s former five week chart topper leave the top ten after nine weeks, as it gracefully falls four places.
12. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock”
Going back up the chart, however, are Johnny Hates Jazz with the title track from their debut album that’s out next week.
11. Rick Astley – “When I Fall In Love”
Here’s the other “When I Fall In Love“, Rick’s newest version of the song, which is also out of the top ten by four places this week.
10. Mel And Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
Mel Smith and Kim Wilde are down seven this week with their festive charity offering, but remain inside the top ten for another week.
9. Cher – “I Found Someone”
It’s a great week for Cher though, she’s up twelve places to get her first UK top ten hit for six years, her last was “Dead Ringer For Love” with Meatloaf back in 1981.
8. Morris Minor and The Majors – “Stutter Rap”
But having an even better week is Morris and his Majors who go up fifteen places to become this week’s highest climber!
7. Krush – “House Arrest”
Another group doing well are Krush who whizz up thirteen places and into the top ten for the first time with their debut single.
6. Alson Moyet – “Love Letters”
Staying put this week is Alison Moyet with her version of Dick Haymes 1945 original and Ketty Lester’s 1961 transatlantic smash.
5. Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes”
The Wets are up five this week and into the top five for a second time with the third single from “Popped In Souled Out”.
4. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York”
Down two this week for the Christmas runner up single from last year from The Pogues and their new mate, Kirsty MacColl.
3. Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
Michael Jackson boomerang’s back up the chart too this week, five places for him and the highest this song has now reached here in the UK!
2. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
While Belinda Carlisle is up three places this week with her former US chart topper. Can she do the double here next week? She’s so tantalisingly close now…!
1. Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
Which means Chris and Neil remain on top for a fourth week. Last year’s Christmas number one becomes the first number one of 1988. Can they make it a fifth or could Belinda, Michael, The Wets or someone else deny them of that?…there’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!