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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 10th July 1988

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th July 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 July 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. Rose Royce – “Car Wash”
Rose Royce ‘sink’ fifteen places in their re-released “Car Wash” this week and just manage to scrub up at the bottom of the top 40.

39. Erasure – “Chains Of Love”
Vince and Andy are also down this week, thirteen for them, with the second single to come from their current album, “The Innocents”.

38. Kim Wilde – “You Came”
This week’s first new entry come from Kim Wilde with the second single from her new album that’s called “Close“. her last, “Hey Mister Heartache”, only managed No.31, her lowest charting hit for four years, so let’s hope this one does a bit better…

37. Kylie Minogue – “Got To Be Certain”
Kylie Minogue‘s second single has been on the chart for ten weeks now and drops ten places this week. Her next one is already lined up, and it’s already been a chart topper in Australia…!

36. The Pogues – “Fiesta”
The Pogues are back for 1988 with this new entry, the follow up to their big Christmas hit with Kirsty MacColl, “Fairytale Of New York”.

35. Wet Wet Wet – “With A Little Help From My Friends”
The Wets stay in there for a tenth week with their former number one, which drops just four places this week, continuing to raise much needed money for Childline.

34. Will Downing – “In My Dreams”
Will Downing came back to the UK top 40 for a second time last week with his follow up to “A Love Supreme” and is up four places, seven days on.

33. The Eurythmics – “You Have Place A Chill In My Heart”
Dave and Annie scored their biggest hit so far from last year’s album, “Savage” with this song, which falls fourteen places this week and out of the top twenty and the top thirty in one move!

32. Natalie Cole – “Everlasting”
Natalie Cole sadly finds she’s not ‘everlasting’ as her second hit of this year is down four places in her fourth week on the chart.

31. Public Enemy – “Don’t Believe The Hype”
There’s bad news too for Public Enemy, who were the highest new entry two weeks ago and scored their first top twenty hit last week, only to find they drop thirteen places seven days later and leave the upper half of the chart completely.

30. Pat Benetar – “All Fired Up”
Pat Benetar returned to the UK chart last week with the first single to come from her new album, which is up five places this week and into the top thirty.

29. Wee Papa Girl Rappers – “Heat It Up”
While the Wee Papa Girl Rappers made their chart debut with their very first single, which is doing well with a climb of ten places.

28. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers – “Tomorrow People”
Also making his UK chart debut last week was Bob’s son, Ziggy, with his group The Melody Makers, who all go up nine places.

27. The Timelords – “Doctorin’ The Tardis”
The Timelords leave the top twenty this week with a drop of fifteen places with their former number one celebrating that time traveller, Doctor Who!

26. Desireless – “Voyage Voyage”
Desireless have been top twenty for six weeks now with the PWL remix of their smash Euro hit from last year, which leaves the upper half of the chart with a fall of nine places.

25. Eric B and Rakim – “Follow The Leader”
Not such good luck for Eric B and Rakim this week, who miss out on a second UK top twenty hit as they drop back four places.

24. INXS – “Never Tear Us Apart”
Taking no particular interest in doing anything this week are INXS with the latest single from “Kick”, which stays exactly where it landed seven days ago.

23. The Communards – “There’s More To Love”
Jimmy and Richard spend just one week in the top twenty with the fourth single from their “Red” album, as it drops three places this week.

22. Hazell Dean – “Maybe (We Should Call It A Day)”
And it’s not such good news for Hazell Dean, who falls seven places and out with her second top 40 hit of this year.

21. T’Pau – “I Will Be With You”
Hazell and T’Pau have kept together every week since they entered the chart four weeks ago and they do so even in decline as Carol and the boys are also down seven this week.

20. Def Leppard – “Love Bites”
Def Leppard make another chart return this week, the sixth in fact from the “Hysteria” album with this new entry, which follows “Armageddon It” back in April.

19. George Michael – “Monkey”
Also back with another track from his album “Faith”, is George Michael with another top twenty new entry, the follow up to “One More Try” and his third of this year.

18. Debbie Gibson – “Foolish Beat”
Debbie Gibson‘s fourth UK chart entry last week is the one that sent her to the top of the US singles chart and she’s aiming to do the same here very soon, and with a climb of sixteen places seven days on, Debbie means business!

17. Maxi Priest – “Wild World”
Maxi Priest, meantime, leaves the top ten, down seven places, with his Cat Steven’s cover that becomes his biggest chart hit yet.

16. Bruce Springsteen – “Tougher Than The Rest”
Bruce Springsteen has a second UK top twenty hit from his current album, “Tunnel of Love”, with this song, even if if slides back three places this week.

15. Transvision Vamp – “I Want Your Love”
British band Transvision Vamp made their top 40 debut at long last seven days ago and aimed to improve on that. A climb of seventeen places does just that and it’s also this week’s highest.

14. Michael Jackson – “Dirty Diana”
From the highest climber to the highest new entry this week, which comes from Michael Jackson and the fifth single to be lifted from last years album, “Bad”.

13. Eighth Wonder – “Cross My Heart”
Welcome back to the top twenty to Eighth Wonder this week with another good climb of nine places and looking for a second top ten hit this time next week.

12. Matt Bianco – “Don’t Blame It On That Girl/Wap Bam Boogie”
Matt Bianco was hoping for his first top ten hit this week with the double A sider that’s already his biggest hit to date. Sadly no such luck and he falls back one place after five weeks of consistent progress.

11. The Pasadenas – “Tribute”
The Pasadenas have been top ten for the first time with their very first single, but are so no more as they go down two places and out.

10. Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”
Phil Collins is down five this week with the re-issue of his 1981 single which has been a top five hit all over again seven years later.

9. Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers – “Roses Are Red”
The Mac band and The McCampbell Brothers were last week’s highest climbers and with a climb of seven this week, takes them all into the top ten for the very first time.

8. Sabrina – “Boys (Summertime Love)”
Italian model and singer Sabrina Salerno drops just two places this week with her mighty Euro hit that’s now covered every territory known.

7. UB40 and Chrissie Hynde – “Breakfast In Bed”
UB40 and Chrissie Hynde rebound this week, going back up the chart after a fall last week, even if it’s only by one place.

6. Everything But The Girl – “I Don’t Want To Talk About It”
Ben and Tracey who make up Everything But The Girl not only scored their first top 40 entry last week but the highest of all with this Rod Stewart cover that rockets up sixteen places and straight into the tep ten seven days on!

5. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”
Another Tracy in the top ten is America’s Tracy Chapman who is also making her first appearance on the UK chart and drives her “Fast Car” up two places this week into the top five.

4. Bros – “I Owe You Nothing”
Matt, Luke and Craig took a big of a drop from the top spot last and put the brakes on this week with a non-mover with their biggest chart hit yet.

3. The Fat Boys and Chubby Checker – “The Twist”
After two weeks in second place, The Fat Boys take Chubby Checkers 28 year old hit down one place this week, having topped the US chart when it was first released back in 1960.

2. Salt’N’Pepa – “Push It”
Chart newcomers Salt’N’Pepa do a swap and take over in second place with their very first UK chart hit, which only reached No.19 Stateside earlier this year.

1. Glenn Medeiros – “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love You”
Which means the 17 year old Hawaiian singer stays at the top for a second week and again another song that’s done much better here than in America. But can he keep that up for a third week or will Salt’N’Pepa or even Tracy Chapman claim yet another debut hit to go to the top of the UK chart this year? 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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