Belinda Carlisle 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 17th January 1988

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 17th 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 11th to Saturday 16th 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 eight new entry’s, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
With thirteen weeks on the top 40 now, T’Pau drop twelve places with their second, and by far, their biggest single yet, in what looks like to be their last for now.

39. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York”
Down twenty this week go The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl with just eight weeks on the top 40, but by far, also their biggest charting single to date.

38. Black – “Paradise”
Colin Verncombe aka Black is back with a new entry this week with the fifth single to come from last year’s “Wonderful Life” album.

37. Jermaine Stewart – “Say It Again”
There’s also a new entry and a UK top 40 comeback next for Jermaine Stewart who was last with us back in 1985 with “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”. That song got to No.2, so he’s hoping to better that this time around.

36. All About Eve – “Wild Hearted Woman”
Next comes a top 40 debut for this British group who have been recording for three years now but this week score their first UK chart hit that will feature on their forthcoming debut album.

35. Debbie Gibson – “Shake Your Love”
Debbie Gibson is back in the UK chart, her second single following on from last year’s debut “Only In My Dreams”, is a new entry this week.

34. Public Enemy – “Bring The Noise”
While Public Enemy, who were new last week, drop back two places this week with the second single to come from their latest album, “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back”.

33. Jack’n’Chill – “The House That Jack Built”
And there’s another UK chart debut for Edward Stratton and Vlad Naslas who call themselves Jack and Chill, with their first top 40 entry this week.

32. Alison Moyet – “Love Letters”
Alison Moyet drops fourteen places this week with her version of “Love Letters”, that so far doesn’t appear on a studio album of hers. Perhaps it will feature on her next offering…

31. Lloyd Cole and The Commotions – “Jennifer She Said”
One of last week’s new entries doing better this week is from Lloyd Cole and his Commotions, who rise six places higher than where they were seven days ago.

30. Elton John – “Candle In The Wind”
Elton John is back in the top 40 with a live version of a song that was previously a top twenty hit back in 1974. The track was recorded in Sydney, Australia and features on the album “Live In Australia With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra”.

29. Two Men, a Drum Machine and a Trumpet – “Tired of Getting Pushed Around”
Here’s another new entry, for what could be a chart debut…but in so many ways isn’t. The ‘Two Men’ are in fact 2/3rds of the Fine Young Cannibals, Andy Cox and David Steele, who have taken time out of the group to write and record this instrumental dance number!

28. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock”
Going down eight places this week are Johnny Hates Jazz with the third single to come from their debut album of the same name which goes straight into the top of the album chart this week! Well done!

27. Billy Idol – “Hot In The City”
In a week of chart returns, Billy Idol is back with the follow up to “Mony, Mony” and a song he originally released back in 1982. It peaked at No.58 then, so he’s doing much better the second time round already and he’s also this weeks highest new entry!

26. Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
Continuing his descent is Michael Jackson, down ten this week, while the album “Bad” falls three places to No.5.

25. INXS – “New Sensation”
One of last weeks new entry’s came from Australian band INXS who go up ten places, with the first track to come from their latest album “Kick”, which goes up to No.20 on this weeks album chart.

24. Depeche Mode – “Behind The Wheel”
No so good for Depeche Mode this week as they go down three places with the latest single from “Music For The Masses”.

23. Mötley Crüe – “You’re All I Need”
It’s been a great week for Mötley Crüe, who were a new entry last week. They climb fifteen places which means this is now their highest UK chart position attained so far!

22. Great Ormond Street Hospital – “The Wishing Well”
And Great Ormond Street continue to do well as they go up two more places this week making sure there are a few more pennies in that wishing well.

21. Rick Astley – “When I Fall In Love”
With Nat out, there’s only one “When I Fall In Love” on the chart this week, that’s Rick‘s version and he’s down seven places with it.

20. Bananarama – “I Can’t Help It”
Bananarama are back in the top twenty for the third time in seven months as they go up three places following last week’s new entry. That’s now three top twenty singles to come from their current album, “Wow!”.

19. Sinitta – “G.T.O.”
But sadly their fellow Stock Aitken Waterman produced song from Sinitta drops four places this week, having previously achieved two top ten hits.

18. Dollar – “Oh L’amour”
Dollar came back to the top 40 last week with this cover of a 1985 Erasure single, this week they get a big boost of fifteen places to gain their first top twenty hit since “Videotheque” in 1982.

17. Jellybean – “Jingo”
Now left with just one self-produced song on the chart (“Criticize” and “Who Found Who?” have left us), Jellybean is down five this week.

16. Bros – “When Will I Be Famous?”
Matt, Luke and Craig made their top 40 debut last week with this second single released and they’re really going somewhere this week, up twenty three places to become this week’s highest climber.

15. The Christians – “Ideal World”
After three previous top 40 hits, Liverpool based group The Christians go top twenty for the first time this week as they climb seven places with the fourth single to come from their self-titled debut album.

14. The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew – “Rok Da House”
Also making their debut in the top twenty are The Beatmasters and Susie and Debbie who are The Cookie Crew. They debuted last week and climb twelve places this week.

13. George Michael – “Father Figure”
Not such good news for George Michael who was last week’s highest climber, he slips back two places this week, having failed to take this one into the top ten.

12. AC/DC – “Heatseeker”
But climbing five this week are AC/DC after their big new entry last week. It’s now their highest UK chart placing since “Highway To Hell” back in 1979.

11. Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
The Pet Shop Boys former Christmas number one is down nine places and out of the top ten this week, while their album “Actually” also drops out of the album chart top ten, down from No.5 last week to No.14 this week.

10. Climie Fisher – “Rise To The Occasion”
Rob and Simon entered the top ten for the first time with their first top 40 hit last week but stay exactly where they landed for a second week.

9. Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes”
Meanwhile, The Wets drop three places with their third release, which comes from this week’s No.2 album, “Popped In, Souled Out”.

8. Joyce Sims – “Come Into My Life”
They make way for Joyce Sims who already gained her biggest UK chart hit last week with this track, which climbs another place this week.

7. The Stranglers – “All Day And All Of The Night”
Also staying put this week are The Stranglers with their version of The Kinks 1964 UK No.2 hit.

6. Cher – “I Found Someone”
Cher got her biggest hit for seven years last week but slips back one place this week. “I Found Someone” comes from her self-titled album that shoots up the album chart 33 places to No.30.

5. Morris Minor and The Majors – “Stutter Rap”
Also going down one place is Morris Minor (comedian Tony Hawks) and his Majors (Paul Boross and Phil Judge) which parodies The Beastie Boys “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”.

4. Krush – “House Arrest”
Another song that reverses one place is from Krush with their debut release, which took two months to peak inside the top three.

3. Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Last weeks highest new entry came from 16 year old American singer Tiffany Darwish who has already topped the US singles chart with her debut single. This week she climbs ten places and puts herself in a good position to do the same here…

2. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Sign You Name”
It’s been a great week for Terence Trent D’Arby as well, he’s up six places with the fourth single to come from “Introducing The Hardline According To…”, which is up to No.3 on the album chart, and is now his highest charting single of all!

1. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
Which means Belinda Carlisle remains on top for a second week with her former US number one that comes from her latest, second album “Heaven On Earth”, which moves up fifteen places to No.7 on this weeks album chart. Can she make it a third week, or could Terence, Tiffany or someone else stop her? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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