UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 15th 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 9th to Saturday 14th 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 six non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Gary Moore – “Wild Frontier”
Gary Moore takes another slide downwards this week, only five places, with the title track from his new album that’s out now.
39. Five Star – “Stay Out Of My Life” Five Star are down nine places with the sixth offering from their last album and the group have already got new music lined up for later this year!
38. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
Not many new entry’s this week but they start with a chart debut and a debut single from American singer Terence Trent D’Arby who has been performing for four years and has recently been signed by Columbia Records with an album coming later this year.
37. Tina Turner – “What You Get Is What You See” Tina Turner is no stranger to the charts with over twenty years already. This new entry is the third single from last year’s “Break Every Rule” album and follows “Two People” into the UK top 40.
36. Lillo Thomas – “Sexy Girl”
US singer Lillo Thomas has been recording since 1977 but to date, has not graced the UK charts. He does so today with this track taken from his forthcoming third album.
35. George Michael and Aretha Franklin – “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”
George and Aretha’s former number one is down just seven places this week having fallen quite sharply for the past three, now with two months on the chart.
34. Duran Duran – “Skin Trade” Duran Duran are down eight with their latest single from the “Notorious” album, but with five weeks on the chart.
33. Ruby Turner – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
Ruby Turner comes back to the UK chart for a second time. This new entry is a cover of a 1968 Etta James recording and marks Ruby’s first top 40 entry since “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)” last year.
32. The Communards – “You Are My World ’87” Jimmy and Richard stay in the top 40 this week and slip just three places with their remixed debut single.
31. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While”
This week’s highest new entry is from Janet Jackson with the fifth single to come from last year’s “Control” album but only the fourth to make the top 40 here to date.
30. Europe – “Rock The Night”
Joey Tempest and the crew are down seven places this week with their second UK top 40 hit, with seven weeks on the chart this time.
29. The Cult – “Love Removal Machine”
Going down ten places are The Cult with their latest and newest track with a whole month now on the chart.
28. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Watching The Wildlife”
Going the other way are Frankie Goes To Hollywood, who move up again this week, five places and into the top thirty.
27. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Heartache”
With George and Aretha going down, former bandmates Pepsi and Shirlie are at their highest ever this week and with a non-mover too!
26. Billy Idol – “Don’t Need A Gun”
One of last weeks new entry’s was from Billy Idol and he’s on the up, rising twelve places with the latest single from “Whiplash Smile”.
25. The Mission – “Severina”
And that goes for The Mission as well, they are up seven places with their latest single, the third from “God’s Own Medicine”.
24. Westworld – “Sonic Boom Boy”
Westworld’s debut single leaves the top twenty this week, down six places and now with a full month on the chart.
23. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
With ten weeks now on the chart, Curiosity Killed The Cat also leave the top twenty, down eight places, with their very first top 40 hit.
22. The Christians – “Forgotten Town”
The Christians are a non-mover this week with their debut single, which they had hoped to take into the upper half of the chart by now.
21. a-ha – “Manhattan Skyline”
The boys from Norway are down seven places with the latest single from “Scoundrel Days” and in doing do, leave that part of the chart.
20. Carly Simon – “Coming Around Again”
Her new album is out next week and the title track of it is down seven places this week for Carly Simon, her biggest since “Why?” at the beginning of the decade.
19. Genesis – “Tonight Tonight Tonight”
Genesis move up into the top twenty with the latest cut from the “Invisible Touch” album, climbing five places.
18. Simply Red – “The Right Thing”
Simply Red’s new album was out last Monday and the lead single from it drops six places, remaining top twenty for a fourth week.
17. Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
Getting his second top twenty hit out of two songs released is Nick Kamen, who is up eight places with his second ever release.
16. Prince – “Sign O’The Times”
Last week’s highest new entry from Prince with the lead and title track of his forthcoming album is up four places on this week’s chart.
15. Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be” Vince and Andy are now the only owners of a top 40 single that begins with the words “It Doesn’t Have To Be” and it’s up two places for the with a new album just a fortnight away.
14. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
Coming into the top twenty this week are The Beastie Boys, moving up seven places and looking for a second top ten hit this time next week.
13. Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – “Male Stripper”
Man 2 Man and Man Parrish leave the top ten this week after a month spent there, dropping four places.
12. Level 42 – “Running In The Family”
As do Level 42 with the lead single from their new album of the same name, which drops down just two places this week.
11. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
It’s been a great week for actor Bruce Willis with his debut single, that debuted last week and climbs a mighty twenty places, this week’s highest!
10. The Jets – “Crush On You” The Jets keep a crush on the UK top ten as they drop two places this week, with a whole month now inside the big ten!
9. Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Dropping three places is Percy Sledge with his re-released 1967 hit, all thanks to the latest Levi jeans commercial.
8. Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
This week’s highest climber is from Moonlighting co-star Bruce Willis, while last week’s highest climber from the composer with the TV series theme tune is up three places and into the top ten.
7. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence of Beauty” Alison Moyet is back in the top ten for a fifth time as a solo artist with her latest following “Is This Love?” with a climb of nine places this week.
6. Ben E King – “Stand By Me”
Ben E King’s former chart topper is down four this week and out of the top five with the film still top five in the global charts.
5. Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
Mental As Anything slumped from the top three last week but continue to perform well as they are a non-mover this week.
4. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
As is Freddie Mercury with his solo outing, which stays the same for a second week, which is his first solo top five hit and only his second top ten hit on his own!
3. Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
Jackie Wilson joins them for a hattrick of non-movers this week, he had his eye on a second number one this year, but it appears not to be happening.
2. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Moving up five more places are Mel and Kim Appleby with their second single, now officially more successful than their first and looking for another chart topper for producers Stock Aitken Waterman next week…
1. Boy George – “Everything I Own”
For this week, however, The Boy remains top for a second week with his first solo chart topper. But can he keep it a third, or will the Appleby sisters or someone else push him out of the way? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!