UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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 eight new entry’s, nine climbers and nine non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Mica Paris and Courtney Pine – “Like Dreamers Do”
Mica Paris is back in the top 40 with her second single and this time she’s joined by Jazz player Courtney Pine for a second taste of her debut album that’s out next month.
39. Julia Fordham – “Happy Ever After”
Next comes a new entry and a chart debut for British singer Julia Fordham, who has been recording since 1983, but today gets her first top 40 entry with the second single to come from her forthcoming debut album.
38. INXS – “Never Tear Us Apart”
INXS have been floating around for six weeks now with the latest single from their sixth album, “Kick”, which is down twelve this week.
37. Voice Of The Beehive – “I Say Nothing”
That quirky quartet Voice Of The Beehive are back after just three weeks away with this new entry which was actually released last year and never did very much. Not so a second time around.
36. All About Eve – “Martha’s Harbour”
Also making a chart return are All About Eve with their third top 40 entry of this year and the follow up to “Every Angel” back in April.
35. Funky Worm – “Hustle (To The Music)”
Funky Worm are a UK dance act who have just released this, their debut single and it’s a new entry on the top 40 after just six days on release!
34. Steven Dante – “I’m Too Scared”
Steven Dante was a new entry last week and makes good progress with a climb of six places this week with his fifth single release but only his second top 40 showing.
33. Bruce Springsteen – “Tougher Than The Rest”
Certainly the biggest hit here from his last album “Tunnel Of Love”, ‘The Boss’ has been on the chart for seven weeks now but falls ten places this week.
32. Fairground Attraction – “Find My Love”
While former chart toppers Fairground Attraction waste no time at all with a follow up which is a new entry and they will want a second number one with this in a few weeks time no doubt.
31. Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”
Phil Collins is down twelve this week and out of the top twenty with his former 1981 hit that’s bookended the first and last year of this decade.
30. Siouxsie and The Banshees – “Peek A Boo”
Siouxsie and The Banshees are back on the chart with a brand new song and a new entry this week, their first since “This Wheel’s On Fire” last January and the first taster of their forthcoming tenth studio album.
29. Prince – “Glam Slam”
Prince made his chart return last week with the second single from his latest album, “Lovesexy”, which makes no attempt to go anywhere but here again for another seven days!
28. The Pogues – “Fiesta”
The Pogues are down four places this week with the follow up to their big Christmas hit, which has failed to make the upper half of the chart.
27. Alexander O’Neal – “(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me?”
While Alexander O’Neal is up eleven this week following his latest entry on the chart with the fifth single from his album, “Hearsay”.
26. Shakin Stevens – “Feel The Need In Me”
Shakey was also a new entry last week and does even better still with a big climb of thirteen places with a new recording that is the first from his next album, of which no date has been made available.
25. Sabrina – “Boys (Summertime Love)”
It’s still Summer and Sabrina is keeping blood pressures high with the ‘boys’ but she does so ten places lower than last week and out of the top twenty.
24. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers – “Tomorrow People”
Ziggy Marley and his group were hoping to break the top twenty this week, just as this father has done so nine times before him. Alas, it’s not to be as they all drop back two this week.
23. Pat Benetar – “All Fired Up”
Pat Benetar keeps on climbing with her new single, which is up two more places here this week, The song is already top twenty across the Atlantic so can she manage two more places higher next week…?
22. B.V.S.M.P. – “I Need You”
B.V.S.M.P. are the initials for Baby Virgo Shocking Mister P! They are a five piece US group and this is their debut single which is also this week’s highest new entry!
21. Wee Papa Girl Rappers – “Heat It Up”
The Wee Papa Girl Rappers make no attempt to go top twenty this week with their first big chart hit, which is a non-mover for a second week.
20. The Pasadenas – “Tribute”
The Pasadenas are still top twenty with their debut single, which drops just two places this week, with their follow up waiting in the wings…!
19. Eighth Wonder – “Cross My Heart”
Down too for Eighth Wonder with their second top 40 chart hit, five for them this week, with their debut album, “Fearless”, now out.
18. Matt Bianco – “Don’t Blame It On That Girl/Wap Bam Boogie”
Matt Bianco is down just one place this week with his biggest chart hit yet, in its fifth week in the top twenty.
17. UB40 and Chrissie Hynde – “Breakfast In Bed”
While UB40 and Chrissie Hynde leave the top ten this week with a fall of seven places with their latest collaboration.
16. Bros – “I Owe You Nothing”
Former number ones Bros are down five with their biggest hit yet as their debut album, “Push”, passes the Platinum mark this week with 300,000 copies now sold!
15. The Four Tops – “Reach Out I’ll Be There ’88”
The Four Tops brought a new version of their 1966 hit to the chart last week courtesy of Phil Harding and Ian Curnow, which is up twenty one places and is this week’s highest climber.
14. George Michael – “Monkey”
George Michael is still with his ‘monkey’ but slips back one place this week, the fifth single from his “Faith” album.
13. The Fat Boys and Chubby Checker – “The Twist”
The Fats Boys take their ‘amended’ version of Chubby Checker’s 1960 dance craze out of the top ten this week with a drop of seven places.
12. Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”
While Tracy Chapman also reverses her car out of the top ten and down five places, while her self-titled debut album is currently number one!
11. Def Leppard – “Love Bites”
Gong the other way are Def Leppard with the latest single from “Hysteria”!, which is up one place this week to sit just outside the top ten.
10. Yazz and The Plastic Population – “The Only Way Is Up”
Yazz came back to the chart last week with her second performance following her ‘featuring’ on Coldcut’s “Doctorin’ The House”. That went top ten in February and she’s back this week with a big climb of eighteen places.
9. Debbie Gibson – “Foolish Beat”
Debbie Gibson is a non-mover this week with her former US chart topper that’s also her second UK top ten hit, although “Shake Your Love” still remains her highest so far.
8. Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers – “Roses Are Red”
In a week of many non-movers, the Mac Band and the McCampbell Brothers also stay put with their UK chart debut, going absolutely nowhere.
7. S-Express – “Superfly Guy”
Mark Moore’s S-Express were last week’s highest new entry with the follow up to their April chart topper and it looks like a second it on the cards with a climb of thirteen places this week.
6. Kim Wilde – “You Came”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest climber from Kim Wilde is up ten places and into the top ten with the second single to come from her new album, “Close“.
5. Transvision Vamp – “I Want Your Love”
Non movement continues from hereon in with Transvision Vamp staying in the top five for a second week with their first top 40 hit.
4. Michael Jackson – “Dirty Diana”
And that also applies to Michael Jackson with his third UK top ten hit from the album “Bad”, which stays totally still for a second week.
3. Everything But The Girl – “I Don’t Want To Talk About It”
Ben and Tracey get a second week in third place with their biggest UK chart hit so far, just one place lower than Rod Stewart’s version peaked at back in 1977.
2. Salt’N’Pepa – “Push It”
And staying there in second position for a second week are Salt’N’Pepa with their first UK chart hit which has been much more successful here than over the other side of the Atlantic.
1. Glenn Medeiros – “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”
Which means 17 year old Glenn Medeiros remains the UK’s biggest seller for a fourth week in a row and again, far more successful here than over there! But can he make it five weeks in a row or will Kim Wilde, S-Express or someone else knock him off? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!