UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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 four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Black – “Paradise”
Black were new on last week but fall two places this week with the fifth single to come from last year’s “Wonderful Life” album.
39. Sweet Tee – “I Got Da Feelin'”
Our first new entry is a chart return for Toi Jackson aka Sweet Tee, an American rapper who was last with us back in 1986 with “It’s My Beat”. This is the first new track to come from her first album that she’s currently putting the finishing touches to.
38. Sinead O’Connor – “Mandinka”
There’s a new entry and a top 40 debut next for Irish singer Sinead O’Connor, with the third single to come from her debut album “The Lion And The Cobra”, but it really is third time lucky for her, as she gets her first chart entry of her career.
37. Sinitta – “G.T.O.”
Sinitta is down eighteen places this week and out of the top twenty with her third single to chart. Expect more to follow as well as her debut album this year.
36. The Screaming Blue Messiahs – “I Wanna Be A Flintstone”
And there’s another top 40 debut, this time for English group The Screaming Blue Messiahs, who have been recording since 1984, but this week, score their first hit proper, with a song that comes from their third album, “Bikini Red”, that was released last year.
35. Sharpe and Numan – “No More Lies”
Bill Sharpe and Gary Numan are back on the top 40 this week with a new entry with the follow up to last year’s “Voices”.
34. All About Eve – “Wild Hearted Woman”
While All About Eve, one of last week’s new entries, move up two places this week with their first song to chart top 40.
33. T’Pau – “Valentine”
Their five-week chart topper has left us this week, but T’Pau have replaced it with this new entry and the third single to be taken from last year’s number one album “Bridge Of Spies”.
32. Luther Vandross – “Give Me The Reason ’88”
Luther Vandross is back on the top 40 with a new version of his 1986 hit which reached No.26 back then. It’s also the seventh single to come from the album of the same name, so can he take the song higher than he did two years ago this time?
31. Kylie Minogue – “I Should Be So Lucky”
And here comes another UK chart debut, this time from 19 year old Australian soap star Kylie Minogue, who some may know from her role in the daytime soap opera Neighbours. She’s joined forces with Stock Aitken Waterman for this, her debut single, so both are hoping for a big hit, given the trio’s huge success already with the likes of Rick Astley, Bananarama and Sinitta. Let’s see…
30. Great Ormond Street Hospital – “The Wishing Well”
Time has run out for Great Ormond Street, they’ve gracefully ascended the chart for the past four weeks but gracefully descend eight places this week.
29. Rick Astley – “When I Fall In Love”
The third song on this week’s chart from Stock Aitken Waterman so far is Rick Astley‘s version of “When I Fall In Love”, but he too is down eight places.
28. Jellybean – “Jingo”
While producer Jellybean is down eleven places and out of the top twenty with his latest track.
27. INXS – “New Sensation”
INXS are down two this week with the lead single from their latest album, “Kick”, which is also, so far, their highest charted single on their own, here in the UK.
26. Mötley Crüe – “You’re All I Need”
Mötley Crüe go down three places with their highest charting UK single so far.
25. Jermaine Stewart – “Say It Again”
But it has been a good week for Jermaine Stewart who was a new entry last week and climbs twelve places this week, looking to outdo his last big hit “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” back in 1985.
24. Taylor Dayne – “Tell It To My Heart”
Here’s another UK chart debut from a lady with her debut single. Taylor Dayne has already been top ten Stateside with this number and she gets off to a cracking start here too as she is this week’s highest new entry!
23. George Michael – “Father Figure”
George is down ten this week and out of the top twenty with the third single to come from his debut album, “Faith”.
22. Bananarama – “I Can’t Help It”
And Bananarama drop back two places to do the same with their Stock Aitken Waterman produced latest from their album “Wow!”.
21. Two Men, a Drum Machine and a Trumpet – “Tired of Getting Pushed Around”
Messrs. Cox and Steele, two of the three Fine Young Cannibals, made their bid for chart success last week and are rewarded with a climb of eight places this week.
20. Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
Chris and Neil continue to fall with their former Christmas number one, down nine for them this week, but remaining in the top twenty with their smash hit cover of B.J. Thomas’ 1970 origonal, covered by Elvis in 1972.
19. Jack’n’Chill – “The House That Jack Built”
Fresh and new to the UK chart last week were Edward and Vlad aka Jack’n’Chill and it seems it’s just what people wanted as they go up fourteen places this week.
18. Billy Idol – “Hot In The City”
Billy Idol was last week’s highest new entry and has taken full advantage of that as he moves up nine places this week to get his third top twenty hit in twelve months.
17. Debbie Gibson – “Shake Your Love”
Debbie Gibson entered with her second UK single release last week and can celebrate this week as she is the highest climber, going up eighteen places! Watch out for her debut album titled “Out Of The Blue” coming soon!
16. Elton John – “Candle In The Wind ’88”
Yet another of last week’s new entries came from Elton John and he’s back in the top twenty for the first time in three years as he goes up fourteen places!
15. Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes”
The Wets third single and a former top five hit goes the other way as they drop six places and out of the top ten this week.
14. The Christians – “Ideal World”
Still rising are The Christians, one more place for them this week as their debut album remains at No.4 on this week’s album chart.
13. The Stranglers – “All Day And All Of The Night”
Falling six places this week are The Stranglers with their version of The Kinks classic from 1968.
12. AC/DC – “Heatseeker”
While AC/DC get a second week in the place they landed last week, selling no more and no less than those around them!
11. Cher – “I Found Someone”
Cher’s time in the top ten is done for now as she falls five places and out. Her album, however, moves up four places to No.26 this week.
10. Climie Fisher – “Rise To The Occasion”
Rob (Fisher) and Simon (Climie) clearly like it in the top ten as they stay at the very bottom of it for a third consecutive week!
9. Dollar – “Oh L’amour”
Overtaking them are Dollar who are back in the UK top ten for the first time in six years (“Give Me Back My Heart”) as they go up nine places this week with their version of Erasure’s 1985 single that did considerably less well the first time around!
8. The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew – “Rok Da House”
Overtaking them are The Beatmasters and The Cookie Crew with their first chart showing ever which now becomes the first top ten hit for them both as they go up six this week.
7. Joyce Sims – “Come Into My Life”
It’s been a great week for Joyce Sims. She’s up one on the singles chart, already her biggest hit while her album of the same name is up eight places to No.8!
6. Bros – “When Will I Be Famous?”
Matt, Luke and Craig were last week’s highest climber and they take another big leap this week, up ten more places and into the top ten for the first time, answering their own question at the same time. NOW!
5. Morris Minor and The Majors – “Stutter Rap”
Comedians Tony Hawks, Paul Boross and Phil Judge aka Morris Minor and The Majors went down one place last week and that’s where they stay for a second week running.
4. Krush – “House Arrest”
And doing the same as them are Krush who also fell one last week and stay just as they are for a second week.
3. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Sign You Name”
Down one place is Terence Trent D’Arby with his biggest UK singles chart hit so far but he can enjoy the fact that his debut album “Introducing The Hardline According To…” is up two places to No.1 on this weeks album chart!
2. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
While Belinda Carlisle‘s two week reign at the top is no more. She’s down one place, while her album, “Heaven On Earth”, is up one place to No.6 this week.
1. Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Which means we have a new number one and she’s done it! Tiffany joins Belinda in becoming not only the second US female to top the UK singles chart, but also the second US female to have a UK/US chart topper with the same song! Can she remain on top for a second week, however, or could Bros, Joyce Sims or someone else deprive her of that? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!