UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 8th 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 2nd to Saturday 7th March 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 five new entrys, twelve climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Eurythmics – “Missionary Man”
Having entered the chart three weeks ago and going nowhere last week, Annie and Dave fall nine places with the latest single from the “Revenge” album.
39. Same Moore and Lous Reed – “Soul Man”
Sam Moore’s re-recording of his 60’s hit with Lou Reed stays on the top 40 this week and drops just four places.
38. Billy Idol – “Don’t Need A Gun”
Billy Idol is back with his first new entry of this year and the second single to come from last year’s Whiplash Smile” album.
37. The Blow Monkeys – “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”
Dropping thirteen places are The Blow Monkeys with their latest hit, which has been in the top 40 for seven weeks.
36. Eric Clapton – “Behind The Mask”
And now with two full months on the chart is Eric Clapton with the only single to make the top 40 from last year’s “August” album, which is down fifteen places.
35. Gary Moore – “Wild Frontier”
Gary Moore climbs three places this week with his new song, which entered the chart last week.
34. Anthrax – “I Am The Law”
Which is better than Anthrax have done as they drop two places with the lead single from their upcoming album which is called “Among The Living”.
33. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Watching The Wildlife”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s latest single from the “Liverpool” album made its debut last week and climbs four places.
32. The Mission – “Severina”
As The Mission comeback with the third single from the “God’s Own Medicine” album, which is a third top 40 new entry for them.
31. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
American actor Bruce Willis is currently starring in the comedy show Moonlighting and the theme from which will be coming up later, but for now, he’s charting on his own with this, his very first ever single release!
30. Five Star – “Stay Out Of My Life”
Five Star leave the top twenty this week, down eleven places with the latest single from their “Silk And Steel” album.
29. The Communards – “You Are My World”
And down go Jimmy and Richard with the remix of their debut single from two years ago, which falls six places this week.
28. George Michael and Aretha Franklin – “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”
Taking another big tumble this week are former chart toppers George and Aretha as they leave the upper half of the chart, dropping eleven places.
27. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Heartache”
Following George is his former backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie, still one step ahead for a second week but down twelve places.
26. Duran Duran – “Skin Trade”
Following them are Duran Duran with the second single from “Notorious”, down four places, and this now becomes their first single not to make the top twenty since “Careless Memories” in 1981!
25. Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
It’s been a good week for Nick Kamen with his second ever single, which rises fourteen places and Nick will be hoping for a top twenty entry nest week.
24. Genesis – “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”
Genesis are back with another new entry from the “Invisible Touch” album, which follows “Land Of Confusion”, a song that left us four weeks ago.
23. Europe – “Rock The Night”
Europe are down seven places this week with their second UK chart hit from the album, “The Final Countdown”.
22. The Christians – “Forgotten Town”
And after slowing right down and being non-movers for the past two weeks, The Christians gather momentum as they go up five places with their debut single this week.
21. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
It’s also been a good week for The Beastie Boys, who are up five more places with what is the fourth single from their debut album, “Licensed to Ill”.
20. Prince – “Sign O’The Times”
We start the top twenty with this weeks highest new entry from Prince who is back with a brand new song and a new album, of which this is the title track!
19. The Cult – “Love Removal Machine”
The Cult stay top twenty for a third week out of three but are down one place.
18. Westworld – “Sonic Boom Boy”
And Westworld sink four places with their debut single, which has now spent three out of their four weeks on the chart in the top twenty.
17. Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
The shortened title of The Blow Monkeys latest from Vince and Andy is up three places this week with their new album, coming in two weeks time.
16. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
Alison Moyet also has a new album coming out in a few weeks time and this is the second single, which is up fourteen places from her new entry last week.
15. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
Going down the chart and leaving the top ten this week are Curiosity Killed The Cat, who are seven places lower than this time last week.
14. a-ha – “Manhattan Skyline”
And a-ha drop back one place this week with the third single to come from “Scoundrel Days”, the first not to make the top ten here.
13. Carly Simon – “Coming Around Again”
Also down one is Carly Simon with her latest former top ten hit, taken from her album of the same name that is out in four weeks time.
12. Simply Red – “The Right Thing”
And we complete a hattrick of one place droppers with Simply Red, who also have this lead single with us and their album, “Men And Women”, is out tomorrow!
11. Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
You heard from the show’s co-star Bruce Willis earlier, now here is the theme tune to Moonlighting from composer Al Jarreau, which is one of this week’s joint highest climbers, up eighteen places!
10. Level 42 – “Running In The Family”
After four weeks of progression, time HAS run out for Level 42 as their new song goes down four places. Never fear, their new album, of the same name, is out one weeks time.
9. Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – “Male Stripper”
That also goes for Man 2 Man’s re-release of this track which has done infinitely netter than last years first issue. They are five places lower this week.
8. The Jets – “Crush On You”
And leaving the top five after just one week are the family Wolfgramm, The Jets, with their first UK chart hit, which is down three places.
7. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
It’s been a great week for the Appleby sisters with their second single, which powers up eighteen places as this weeks other joint highest climber.
6. Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
There are some big changes up top and the number two record from the last two weeks is one of them that finally moves, downward, and four places lower than before.
5. Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
Australian group Mental As Anything are also caught in the storm of changes as after one week in third place, they drop two spots, remining top five, however.
4. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
Mr showman himself, Freddie Mercury made a solo entrance to the chart last week with this cover version, which is up five places to take him top five for the first time since “A Kind Of Magic”, twelve months ago.
3. Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
I get the impression Jackie Wilson is on course for a second chart topper as last weeks highest climber is up seven more places to position him as a number one very soon…
2. Ben E King – “Stand By Me”
And it IS all change at the top as the number one from the past three weeks, another old classic, this time from Ben E King, is down one place.
1. Boy George – “Everything I Own”
Which means we have a new number one and it’s a cover version that does it, last week’s highest new entry from Boy George goes up six places to give him his very first solo number one and his first chart topper since “Karma Chameleon”, four years ago. But can he keep it? Or will Jackie Wilson, Freddie Mercury or someone else stop him? There IS only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!