Steve Silk Hurley

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 18th January 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 18th January 1987

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 12th to Saturday 17th January 1987.

This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week there were four new entrys, seventeen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Billy Ocean – “Love Is Forever”
Billy Ocean is our first new entry this week with yet another single from last year’s “Love Zone” album, although this is only the third to make the top 40.

39. Eric Clapton – “Behind The Mask”
And also coming back is Eric Clapton with the third single from his album last year, “August”, which is the first to actually reach the top 40.

38. The Communards – “So Cold The Night”
Jimmy and Richard are down seventeen places this week with their latest offering from their debut self-titled album.

37. Bon Jovi – “Living On A Prayer”
And the boys from New Jersey drop fifteen with their biggest UK chart hit to date.

36. Paul Simon – “The Boy In The Bubble”
Paul Simon’s latest from the “Graceland” album has peaked as he is down ten places this week.

35. Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”
While coming back to the chart are Hot Chocolate with their 1975 hit that got to No.2 back then. Where will they go to this time…?

34. Kool And The Gang – “Victory”
Another 70’s group on the chart are Kool And The Gang but they have a new song which came on to the chart last week and is up five places today.

33. Julian Cope – “Trampoline”
Another of last week’s new entry’s was from Julian Cope, but he neither moves up or down, staying right where he came in.

32. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Europe’s massive global hit is down a whopping eighteen places this week, now with three whole months on the UK top 40.

31. Madonna – “Open Your Heart”
And sliding nineteen places is Madonna with the fourth single to come from her album last year, “True Blue“.

30. a-ha – “Cry Wolf”
We continue with the old order on the way out as a-ha drop seventeen places with their latest offering from “Scoundrel Days”.

29. Gary Moore – “Over The Hills And Far Away”
While after two weeks as a no-goer, Gary Moore is down nine with the first single to come from his new album that’s due out in March.

28. Gregory Abbott – “Shake You Down”
Gregory Abbott leaves the top twenty, down nine places, with his debut single and his album is out next month, also of the same title.

27. Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
One song from an album of last year is Genesis’ “Land Of Confusion”, which is down eleven this week in its tenth week on the top 40.

26. Vesta Williams – “One Bitten Twice Shy”
Vesta Williams made her chart debut last week with her first single and gets a climb of eight places with the song that she’s already taken into the US top ten on the R&B chart.

25. The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love”
The former number one from The Housemartins is taking a big tumble this week, out of the top ten and down eighteen places.

24. Taffy – “I Love My Radio”
Taffy’s re-released track from 1985 finally hit the top 40 last week and she’s up eight places. Taffy has already achieved three top ten hits in Italy, but as yet, none over here.

23. Freeez – “IOU”
Freeez also released this song earlier and never got a chart hit, but that also changed last week with a new entry and they are up fourteen places.

22. Pepsi And Shirlie – “Heartache”
Not many new entry’s this week and so this is the highest of them all, from Wham’s backing singers Helen ‘Pepsi’ DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman who make their own first steps to chart success, thanks to producers Stock Aitken Waterman.

21. Raze – “Jack The Groove”
And from the highest new entry to this week’s highest climber, up nineteen places for Raze with their dance/house track that’s proving a big success over the Atlantic as well.

20. Randy Crawford – “Almaz”
It’s also a great week for Randy Crawford, who is back in the top twenty with her new song, that’s up fifteen places, giving her, her biggest hit since “Rainy Night In Georgia”, six years ago.

19. Lionel Richie – “Ballerina Girl”
Lionel Richie is down two places this week with the fourth single to come from last year’s “Dancing On The Ceiling” album.

18. Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – “The Rain”
And following him, down seven, is the Juice man, who leaves the top ten this week.

17. Erasure – “Sometimes”
Vince and Andy follow suit, down eight for them, with their biggest hit so far and they have a new album coming out in the Spring.

16. The Bangles – “Walking Down Your Street”
The Bangles were a new entry last week and are back in the top twenty seven days later, up twelve places with the fourth single from last year’s “Different Light” album.

15. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
Chart newcomers Curiosity Killed The Cat finally made their top 40 debut last week with their second single, which powers up seventeen place and into the top twenty.

14. Siouxsie And The Banshees – “This Wheel’s On Fire”
Siouxsie Sioux and the band also get a big climber this week with their cover of Bob Dylan’s 1967 original, up sixteen to take them into the upper half of the chart for the first time since “Dear Prudence” in 1983.

13. UB40 – “Rat In My Kitchen”
Most of last week’s new entries are getting big climbs this week and that goes for UB40 who are up eighteen places with the latest offering from the album of the same name.

12. Dead Or Alive – “Something In My House”
And keeping up with the rest are Dead Or Alive with their latest track which climbs seventeen places to give them their fourth top twenty hit.

11. The Mission – “Wasteland”
While The Mission take just thirteen steps up to win their very first top twenty entry with only their second top 40 hit.

10. Iggy Pop – “Real Wild Child”
Iggy Pop continues his ascent of the UK chart with his debut showing, which is up eight more places this week and into the top ten.

9. The Style Council – “It Didn’t Matter”
While The Style Council, who were last week’s highest new entry, go up six places to put them back in the top ten for the first time since “Walls Come Tumbling Down” in 1985.

8. The Pretenders – “Hymn To Her”
The Pretenders shot into the top ten last week but progress no further and spend a second week in the same position.

7. Swing Out Sister – “Surrender”
Now down to one song on the chart, last week’s highest climber from Swing Out Sister is up three more places, their second top ten hit in a row.

6. The Gap Band – “Big Fun”
The Gap band went top five last week but drop back two places this week with their highest chart hit here so far.

5. Elkie Brooks – “No More The Fool”
Elkie Brooks is also staying put this week, with the first top five hit of her career, happy for a second week in the same spot.

4. Robbie Nevil – “C’est La Vie”
Robbie Nevil overtakes and swaps with The Gap Band, as he climbs two places into the top five, with his debut single release.

3. Alison Moyet – “Is This Love?
Lots over non-movers this week and ‘Alf’ Moyet is one of them, for her it’s a third week in third place with her brand new recording.

2. Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
But there is change on top as the Christmas number one and chart topper for the last three weeks, Jackie Wilson, is down one place.

1. Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – “Jack Your Body”
Taking his place and climbing one place is producer and DJ Mr. Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley with his first production that becomes the UK’s new number one. But will he keep it for a second week or will Robbie Nevill or someone else knock him off? There’s only one way to find out…

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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!