UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 22nd 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 16th to Saturday 21st 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 eight new entrys, thirteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
American trumpeter Herb Alpert was last in the UK charts back in 1979 with “Rise”. He has a new album coming out soon, of which this is the title track and it gets him a new entry today.
39. Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”
Making their return to the UK chart after an absence of three years are Whitesnake, also with the lead single from their forthcoming new album, coming out at the end of this month.
38. The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go Go”
The Rainmakers hail from Kansas City and have been together since 1980. This is their debut single and it enters the UK chart after just six days on release.
37. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Down To Earth”
Curiosity Killed The Cat are down fourteen places this week, having notched up three whole months on the chart.
36. a-ha – “Manhattan Skyline”
And down fifteen places go a-ha, having spent five weeks on the chart with their latest release.
35. Westworld – “Sonic Boom Boy”
Westworld follow them, slipping eleven places with their debut single, which has been around for six week.
34. The Pogues and The Dubliners – “The Irish Rover”
Irish band The Pogues charted for the first time last year with their “Poguetry” EP. This time they hook up with fellow band The Dubliners, who celebrate 25 years in music this year and each get a new entry.
33. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Watching The Wildlife”
It’s over for Frankie Goes To Hollywood as they go down five places this week, watching the wildlife out of the top thirty.
32. Billy Idol – “Don’t Need A Gun”
And that goes for Billy Idol too with the second single from his current album, which is down six places.
31. Carly Simon – “Coming Around Again”
In her tenth week on the chart, Carly Simon leaves the top twenty, dropping eleven places, but her new album, of the same name, is out now!
30. Tina Turner – “What You Get Is What You See”
Tina Turner is on the up this week, her latest rises seven places and into the top thirty.
29. The Christians – “Forgotten Town”
Coming down seven places though are The Christians with their debut single, which has been climbing steadily for seven weeks, but does so no longer.
28. Simply Red – “The Right Thing”
Simply Red’s new album, “Man And Woman”, was a new entry at No.2 last week but drops down to No.3 this week. The lead single is down ten places on the singles chart.
27. Ruby Turner – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
Ruby Turner came back to the UK chart last week for 1987 and her latest track is up six places.
26. The Mission – “Severina”
The Mission miss the top twenty this time, their latest slips back one place this week.
25. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love?”
FYC – Roland, Andy and David – are back in the UK top 40 for the first time since “Suspicious Minds“, two years ago. It’s with another cover version though, this time the Buzzcocks 1978 top twenty hit. Can they better that with this version?
24. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
US band Club Nouveau made their chart debut last year back home and this is their third single, a cover of Bill Withers 1972 hit, which gives them their very first UK top 40 chart entry.
23. Lillo Thomas – “Sexy Girl”
Lillo Thomas made a chart entry last week with his latest, new track and has a very good week with a climb of thirteen places.
22. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
Fellow American Terence Trent D’Arby does even batter with his debut single, which came onto the UK chart last week and climbs sixteen places a week on.
21. Level 42 – “Running In The Family”
Level 42’s newest track and the title track of their brand new album, is down nine places and out of the upper half of the chart this week.
20. Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – “Male Stripper”
It feels like Man 2 Man and Man Parrish have been around for ages now – two months in fact, with their biggest hit of all, so far. This week they drop seven places, remaining top twenty.
19. Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Leaving the top ten and falling ten places is Percy Sledge with his re-released 1968 classic, all thanks to a TV commercial!
18. Genesis – “Tonight Tonight Tonight”
Genesis climb one place with the latest single from the “Invisible Touch” album this week.
17. The Jets – “Crush On You”
The family Wolfgramm leave the UK top ten this week with their biggest chart hit so far, down seven places for them.
16. Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
While Nick Kamen is up one more place with his second ever single, still hoping for a second top ten entry next week…
15. Peter Gabriel – “Big Time”
Peter Gabriel gets a big new entry this week with the third single to come from his current album, “So”, the follow up to his duet with Kate Bush, brings him back to the chart for 1987.
14. Ben E King – “Stand By Me”
Ben E King’s former number one is out of the top ten as he falls eight places with his former debut single from 1961.
13. Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
And after just one week, composer Al Jarreau’s theme from the TV series Moonlighting drops out, down five places.
12. Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
Vince and Andy keep climbing with their second new single from their new album coming out in two weeks time. This week they go up two places.
11. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
And also still climbing are the Beastie Boys with their second UK top 40 showing, which is up three places this week to sit just outside the top ten…
10. Prince – “Sign O’The Times”
Prince takes a much bigger step this week with his brand new single, up six places and into the UK top ten for the title track of his upcoming new album.
9. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest new entry from Janet Jackson storms up twenty two places, into the top ten, to become this week’s highest climber!
8. Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
Australian band Mental As Anything have been top ten for two months now and stay so, even though they leave the top five, down three places.
7. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
Al Jarreau’s title theme left the top ten this week, only to be replaced by Moonlighting star Bruce Willis with his debut single, which was last week’s highest climber and moves up four on this week’s chart.
6. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
Alison Moyet returned to the top ten for the second time this year last week with her second new single from her brand new album. This week she climbs one more place with it.
5. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
Queen’s Freddie Mercury is down one place, however, with his solo single, that was a non-mover last week, but he remains top five for a third week.
4. U2 – “With Or Without You”
U2 have been number one on the album chart for the past two weeks with the brand new album, “The Joshua Tree”. The first single from it is this track, which is this week’s highest new entry.
3. Jackie Wilson – “I Got The Sweetest Feeling”
Jackie Wilson stays in the same spot this week with his second chart hit of this year, not moving up nor down for a second week running.
2. Boy George – “Everything I Own”
Someone who is moving, having been number one for the past two weeks, is Boy George, he leave the top spot and drops down one place.
1. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Doing a swap with him are sisters Mel and Kim Appleby, who go up one place to claim this week’s new number one and their first chart topper, and also another one for hit makers Stock Aitken Waterman! Will they manage a second week, or will U2 or someone else deny them of that? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!