Pet Shop Boys 1988

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 10th April 1988

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th April 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 4th to Saturday 9th April 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, sixteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. All About Eve – “Every Angel”
All About Eve get their second top 40 entry this week with the follow up to their debut, “Wild Hearted Woman”, back in January.

39. Patrick Swayze and Wendy Fraser – “She’s Like The Wind”
It’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ time again! Hot on the heels of Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ Oscar winning titles song, the film’s star reaches the UK singles chart with US singer Wendy Fraser with their duet from the million-selling soundtrack album.

38. The Primitives – “Crash”
Still hanging on in there are The Primitives with their chart debut, which falls eleven places this week.

37. Keith Sweat – “I Want Her”
And so is Keith Sweat with his UK chart first, which drops just three places this week.

36. Simon Harris – “Bass (How Low Can You Go?)”
British DJ and producer Simon Harris falls eighteen places with his debut single and already looking to release a follow up.

35. Danny Wilson – “Mary’s Prayer”
Here comes a new entry and a chart first for Scottish band Danny Wilson with a song that was originally released last year, but faltered. it’s been kicking about the lower depths for, amazingly, thirteen weeks now, but finally, they make the big time!

34. Will Downing – “A Love Supreme”
And making his UK chart debut is US jazz artist Will Downing with his second single release that charts over here and already doing much better than his first, which was released late last year.

33. Whitney Houston – “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?”
Just where do broken hearts go? Whitney tries to answer that but does so sixteen places lower than she did last week.

32. Heart – “Never/These Dreams”
While Heart slide eighteen places with their second biggest UK chart hit to date, after “Alone” last year.

31. The Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back ’88”
The Jackson 5 are back in the UK chart with this remixed version of their 1969 No.2 courtesy of PWL engineers Phil Harding and Ian Curnow, who were also involved with the other “I Want You Back” on this week’s chart, which is an original song!

30. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Sidewalking”
Jesus and Mary Chain returned to the chart last week and go up two places this week, into the top thirty.

29. Pat and Mick – “Let’s All Chant”
London DJ’s Pat Sharpe and Mick Brown have teamed up with Stock Aitken Waterman for this cover of Michael Zager band’s 1977 top ten hit in aid of raising money to help a London child. And we wish them luck!

28. Brenda Russell – “Piano In The Dark”
Climbing one place this week is US songwriter Brenda Russell with her first UK top 40 entry and the lead single from her new album, “Get Here”.

27. AC/DC – “That’s The Way I Wanna Rock And Roll”
With just one week of moving on up, AC/DC are moving on down five places with their second UK chart hit of this year.

26. The Eurythmics – “I Need A Man”
Going the other way are Annie and Dave with the third single from “Revenge”, which climbs five places this week.

25. S-Express – “Theme From S-Express”
This week’s highest new entry comes from DJ and producer Mark Moore with his collective that are called S-Express. This is their ‘theme’ and also their debut single. Their countdown is progressing!

24. Status Quo – “Ain’t Complaining”
Leaving the top twenty after one week are Status Quo with their latest offering, down five places this week.

23. T’Pau – “Sex Talk”
Going up two more places this week are T’Pau with their fourth top 40 hit in seven months and their second this year.

22. Jermaine Stewart – “Get Lucky”
It certainly has been a lucky week for Jermaine Stewart with his second chart entry of this year, which rockets up eighteen places, although it’s not the biggest mover this week!

21. Kylie Minogue – “I Should Be So Lucky”
Former chart topper Kylie Minogue is down eleven this week and leaves both the top ten and the top twenty with her debut single, one of five on this weeks chart from producers Stock Aitken Waterman.

20. Dep Leppard – “Armageddon it”
Last week’s highest new entry from Def Leppard goes up eight places and into the top twenty, their fourth from the album “Hysteria”.

19. Wet Wet Wet – “Temptation”
Sadly for The Wets, it won’t be four top ten hits from their debut album as their latest drops seven places this week.

18. Iron Maiden – “Can I Play With Madness?”
Dropping even more are Iron Maiden with their biggest and highest charting single so far, which dives thirteen places, right out of the top five this week.

17. a-ha – “Stay On These Roads”
Following them are a-ha who leave the top ten with a fall of nine places after just four weeks on the chart so far with their brand new track.

16. Debbie Gibson – “Only In My Dreams”
And it won’t be two top ten hits for Debbie Gibson who peaked last week with this one and goes down five places this week.

15. Jellybean featuring Adele Berti – “Just A Mirage”
Claiming his fourth UK top twenty hit this week is Jellybean, who moves up six places with his latest single that features the vocals of Adele Berti.

14. Bananarama – “I Want You Back”
A hasty line-up change does nothing stop Bananarama, however. New last week, they soar a whopping twenty two places to become, by far, this week’s highest climber and get their fourth top twenty hit from their current album, “Wow”!

13. Pebbles – “Girlfriend”
Also enjoying a good week is Pebbles with her UK chart debut which moves up ten places this week, looking to match her top five position the other side of the Atlantic.

12. Glen Goldsmith – “Dreaming”
And Glen Goldsmith has more to be pleased with this week as he climbs another four places with his third, and by far, his biggest single yet.

11. Natalie Cole – “Pink Cadillac”
Also enjoying her first taste of British chart success is Nat’s daughter Natalie Cole, who climbs thirteen places this week to rest just outside the top ten.

10. Aswad – “Don’t Turn Around”
Aswad‘s former number one drops seven places this week, their first UK top 40 showing and what a way to make an entrance!

9. Hazell Dean – “Who’s Leaving Who?”
Making her third appearance in the UK top ten, however, is Hazell Dean. She bagged last week’s highest climber and with a jump of eleven places this week, she’s back for the first time in more than three years.

8. Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
It’s also been another great week for Taylor Dayne who scores her second UK top ten hit out of two releases, with a climb of seven places this week and now closing in on “Tell It To My Heart’s” top three high back in January.

7. Eighth Wonder – “I’m Not Scared”
Still going strong is actress Patsy Kensit’s band Eighth Wonder with their Pet Shop Boys produced number which manages just one place higher than last week.

6. Sinitta – “Cross My Broken Heart”
Sinitta is still the highest of all the Stock Aitken Waterman songs on this weeks chart, even if she remains on hold for a third consecutive week just outside the top five!

5. Fleetwood Mac – “Everywhere”
Bypassing her are Fleetwood Mac with a climb of eight places and back in the top five for a second time in seven months with the fourth single to come from the “Tango In The Night” album.

4. Tiffany – “Could’ve Been”
Another female singer who refuses to go nowhere is Tiffany, with her second UK chart hit staying exactly in the same spot for a third week.

3. Climie Fisher – “Love Changes Everything”
But what a great week for Simon and Rob with their second chart entry which is up four more places this week and doing much better already than “Rise To The Occasion” back in January.

2. Bros – “Drop The Boy”
Matt, Luke and Craig are having so much more success with their second top 40 hit, even if it hasn’t reached the spot and even more so in its FOURTH consecutive week in second place!

1. Pet Shop Boys – “Heart”
Which means for a second week, Chris and Neil remain at the top with the second number one single to come from their current, second album, “Actually”. But will they be able to hold on for a third week, or will Climie Fisher, Fleetwood Mac or someone else topple them? There’s only one way to find out…

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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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