UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th 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 19th to Saturday 24th 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 seven new entrys, twelve climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Madonna – “Open Your Heart”
Madonna manages to make an eighth week on the chart, falling nine places, with the latest track from her “True Blue” album.
39. Berlin – “You Don’t Know”
Former chart toppers Berlin are back with this week’s first new entry with the second single to come from their album, “Count Three And Play”.
38. The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love”
And from one chart topping group to another, the former number one from The Housemartins gets a ninth week on the chart, falling thirteen places.
37. Gregory Abbott – “Shake You Down”
Meanwhile, registering a tenth week is Gregory Abbott with his biggest UK hit to date and he’s down just nine places.
36. China Crisis – “Best Kept Secret”
There’s a new entry and something of a chart comeback next for China Crisis with the second single from their current album, which is the first to make the top 40 and their first time back in the top 40 since “King In A Catholic Style”, two years ago.
35. Ward Brothers – “Cross That Bridge”
Next there is a top 40 debut from this British group, Ward Brothers. Since forming last year, they have released one song previously, but today they finally break the 40 songs that really count.
34. Billy Ocean – “Love Is Forever”
Billy Ocean made his first appearance of 1987 last week and is up six places, seven days later with his latest offering.
33. Julian Cope – “Trampoline”
And amazingly, Julian Cope gets a THIRD week in the same spot he entered the chart at, stubbornly refusing to move at all!
32. Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – “The Rain”
The Juice man is still with us in his tenth week, but down fourteen places and right out of the top twenty and thirty!
31. Erasure – “Sometimes”
And also down fourteen are Vince and Andy in their twelfth week on the chart with their biggest hit so far…
30. Kool And The Gang – “Victory”
Kool and his gang are still singing for ‘victory’ as they climb three places this week and into the top thirty.
29. Rosie Vela – “Magic Smile”
US model Rosie Vela has been in movies and TV shows as well as a professional model, but today she crosses over to the music charts with her debut single, which is a new entry here in the UK.
28. Eric Clapton – “Behind The Mask”
Eric Clapton’s first top 40 hit from his current album, “August”, made it to the chart last week and is up eleven places this week.
27. The Blow Monkeys – “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”
The Blow Monkeys are back with a brand new song for 1987 and get their second top 40 entry in doing so. This is the lead single from their forthcoming third studio album.
26. Lionel Richie – “Ballerina Girl”
Not such good luck for Lionel, he’s out of the top twenty this week, down seven places with the latest track from “Dancing On The Ceiling”.
25. Vesta Williams – “Once Bitten Twice Shy”
Vesta Williams’ debut single is up just one more place this week here, but has yet to even chart Stateside…!
24. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman – “The Music Of The Night”
Stage stars Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman bring The Phantom Of The Opera to the music charts now with this new entry, following on from her duet with Cliff Richard last year to make two hits from the soundtrack album.
23. Freeez – “IOU”
Freeez do exactly that…they ‘freeze’ in the same place they ascended to last week and are a non-mover.
22. The Bangles – “Walking Down Your Street”
Any hope of another top ten hit for The Bangles seems to be dashed as they fall six places and out of the upper half of the chart this week.
21. Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”
While chart revisitors Hot Chocolate are up fourteen places with their re-iussed 1975 number two hot and seeking to improve on that second time around!
20. Raze – “Jack The Groove”
Lots of ‘jacking’ going on in the chart this week and Raze are one of those responsible. They move into the top twenty, up one place.
19. The Style Council – “It Didn’t Matter”
Going the other way are The Style Council with their new song, down ten places and out of the top ten after just one week.
18. Siouxsie And The Banshees – “This Wheel’s On Fire”
Also going down are Siouxsie And The Banshees with their version of this old Bob Dylan song, which falls four places.
17. Iggy Pop – “Real Wild Child”
And also leaving the top ten with his very first UK chart hit is Iggy Pop, slipping seven places, so it looks like big change up top…
16. The Pretenders – “Hymn To Her”
And here’s another one leaving the top ten, The Pretenders fall eight places with their latest cut from the album, “Get Close”.
15. Taffy – “I Love My Radio”
It’s been a good week for Taffy though as she makes a big leap of nine places and into the upper half of the chart with her first top 40 hit.
14. Dead Or Alive – “Something In My House”
After a big leap last week, Dead Or Alive’s latest single falls back two places, which means the band still can only boast of one top ten entry.
13. The Mission – “Wasteland”
Down too for The Mission with their third chart hit. Last week it was ready to go top ten, this week they also go down two places.
12. UB40 – “Rat In My Kitchen”
UB40 are up one place, however, with the title track of their current album which gives them a third chart hit single too from the album.
11. The Gap Band – “Big Fun”
Another to leave the top ten this week are The Gap Band, down five places with a song that is now their highest charted here in the UK.
10. Randy Crawford – “Almaz”
There is a fresh looking top ten this week and it starts with Randy Crawford, up ten places to win her highest charting UK song since “One Day I’ll Fly Away” back in 1980!
9. Swing Out Sister – “Surrender”
Alas, Swing Out Sister are down two with their latest offering from “It’s Better To Travel”, which fails to make the top five, unlike their last release.
8. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
Chart newcomers Curiosity Killed The Cat continue to make further progress, moving into the top ten this week, up seven places.
7. Pepsi And Shirlie – “Heartache”
While last week’s highest new entry from former Wham backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie rockets up fifteen places to become this week’s highest climber!
6. Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
The late Jackie Wilson’s former number one is down four this week, but he remains top ten for a seventh overall.
5. Elkie Brooks – “No More The Fool”
Elkie Brooks still can’t decide what to do and is the second song on this weeks chart to spend a third week in the same position!
4. Alison Moyet – “Is This Love?”
That happened to Alison Moyet for the last three weeks, but she’s on the move now, down one place, with her brand new track.
3. Robbie Nevil – “C’est La Vie”
On the up is Robbie Nevil with his debut single, moving into the top three and swapping places with Alison Moyet with a climb of one place.
2. George Michael and Aretha Franklin – “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”
This week’s highest new entry brings together two mighty artists for this power-pop duet. With his former backing singers also in the top ten, George Michael hooks up with soul legend Aretha Franklin for this mighty offering that could be a potential number one challenger this time next week…
1. Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – “Jack Your Body”
For this week, however, Steve can claim the biggest seller for a second week running with his ‘jack’ offering. But will he manage a third, or will George and Aretha or maybe Robbie Nevil take that away from him? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!