Ben E King

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 1st March 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 1st March 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 23rd to Saturday 28th February 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 eight new entrys, ten climbers and six non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Bananarama – “Trick Of The Night”
Poor Bananarama, down eight places this week and back to where they came in two week ago!

39. Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
Nick Kamen has a new entry, his second single, which is a cover of The Four Tops’ 1966 hit, follows his top five debut. Can he make it two in a row though?…

38. Gary Moore – “Wild Frontier”
And there’s a new entry for Gary Moore with the second single to chart from his latest album of the same name, released last year.

37. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Watching The Wildlife”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood get a new entry with the follow up to “Warriors Of The Wasteland” and the third single from their second album, “Liverpool”.

36. Taffy – “I Love My Radio”
Taffy is down eleven places this week with her first chart hit, now in its eighth week.

35. Sam Moore and Lou Reed – “Soul Man”
While Sam and Lou drop back five places with this reworking of Sam’s 1967 hit with Dave Prater.

34. Randy Crawford – “Almaz”
Randy Crawford is down twelve this week with her biggest hit since 1980, which has been around for two whole months on the top 40.

33. Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”
Hot Chocolate leave the upper half of the chart as they fall thirteen with their reissued 1977 top two hit.

32. Anthrax – “I Am The Law”
Out first climber this week is from US metal band Anthrax who go up five places with their very first UK chart hit.

31. The Eurythmics – “Missionary Man”
Annie and Dave were also a new entry last week but do nothing and go nowhere seven days on with this non-mover.

30. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
Alison Moyet‘s new album is out in a months time and she’s already had a big top three hit from it, so here comes the second and hopefully another big chart hit.

29. Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
Composer Al Jarreau comes to the UK chart with the theme from the US TV show, Moonlighting, which stars Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis.

28. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman – “The Music Of The Night”
From TV to stage as Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman are down nine places with their duet from The Phantom Of The Opera.

27. The Christians – “Forgotten Town”
And there’s a non-mover for The Christians this week with their debut single, which remains unchanged for a second week.

26. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right (To Party)”
The Beastie Boys came back to the UK chart for the first time this year last week and go up ten places with only their second UK chart entry.

25. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
The Appleby sisters of Mel and Kim are back with this new entry, which follows their top ten debut with “Showing Out” late last year, so they will be hoping for a second, courtesy of Stock Aitken Waterman.

24. The Blow Monkeys – “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”
Leaving the top twenty are The Blow Monkeys, down ten places with their biggest UK chart hit to date.

23. The Communards – “You Are My World ’87”
And down go The Communards with this remix of their debut single, which falls two places, but still has bettered the original for chart position.

22. Duran Duran – “Skin Trade”
Duran Duran continue to climb the chart with the second single from the “Notorious” album, which is up two more places this week.

21. Eric Clapton – “Behind The Mask”
Eric Clapton is down five places and out of the top twenty this week with his latest chart hit, now in its eighth week.

20. Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
Vince and Andy came back to the chart last week with the follow up to “Sometimes” and the second taster from their forthcoming second studio album, which is up eight places this week.

19. Five Star – “Stay Out Of My Life”
While Five Star drop six places with five weeks now on the top 40 with the fifth single to come from their latest album!

18. The Cult – “Love Removal Machine”
The Cult got a big new entry last week, but like a few other artists this week, they fail to make any improvement as they get a non-mover.

17. George Michael and Aretha Franklin – “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”
The former number one from George and Aretha is down a hefty twelve places this week from the top five to the lower top twenty.

16. Europe – “Rock The Night”
Sadly Europe miss the top ten for a second time as their follow up single is down four places this week.

15. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Heartache”
For the very first time, Pepsi and Shirlie are above their former Wham mate George Michael as they take a slower descent of the chart of nine places this week!

14. Westworld – “Sonic Boom Boy”
Westworld’s debut single started off with a highest new entry and then took a big jump last week to the gates of the top ten, but seven days on, they fall three places.

13. a-ha – “Manhattan Skyline”
last week’s highest new entry from a-ha is climbing, however, up four places for the third single from the “Scoundrel Days” album.

12. Carly Simon – “Coming Around Again”
One week in, one week out for Carly Simon with her first top ten hit since “Why?” as she falls back two places.

11. Simply Red – “The Right Thing”
Simply Red’s brand new song is doing the right thing, with another climb this week of four places, to take them within reach of the top ten…

10. Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
Jackie Wilson is down to one song on the chart now and it’s last weeks new entry for this former 1968 release and he’s back in the top ten, up thirteen places, which is also this weeks highest climber.

9. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
Freddie Mercury is taking a break from Queen to offer his version of The Platters 1955 top five hit, which gives him a solo new entry straight into the top ten.

8. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
After three weeks at number three, Curiosity Killed The Cat finally get back down to earth and down they go, five places too!

7. Boy George – “Everything I Own”
There’s another cover version new to the top ten this week and it’s from Boy George with his recording of Bread’s 1972 top five hit that will feature on a new solo album he has coming out later this year, but for now he is this week’s highest new entry!

6. Level 42 – “Running In The Family”
Level 42’s new song is up one more place this week with their new album coming in just a few weeks time.

5. The Jets – “Crush On You”
The Jets move into the UK top five this week with a climb of four places with this song, that went to number three Stateside last year.

4. Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – “Male Stripper”
Man 2 Man are another artist that get a non-mover this week, their reissued track from last year stays top five for a second week.

3. Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
Meanwhile last weeks highest climber from Mental As Anything is up five places and into third place as this Australian band eye up the top spot for next week.

2. Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Last week’s main contender for the top spot, Percy Sledge, has to stay put for a second week as he fails to make any further advances this week.

1. Ben E King – “Stand By Me”
Which means Ben E King still keeps his grip on the top spot for a third week running with the title track of the hit film. But can he make it a full month, or will Mental As Anything or The Jets stop him? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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