Ferry Aid Let It be

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 29th March 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 29th 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 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 six new entrys, ten climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Simply Red – “The Right Thing”
The lead single from Simply Red’s latest album has been on the chart for two whole months now, but is down twelve places this week.

39. The Mission – “Severina”
While The Mission have been chartbound for just four weeks and are down thirteen places.

38. The Blow Monkeys – “Out With Her”
The Blow Monkeys are back in the chart for the second time this year with this new entry, the follow up to their top five hit “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”.

37. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
Caribbean born singer Judy Boucher released her debut album last year and has released three singles from it so far without any success. That all changes today with her very first UK chart entry.

36. Level 42 – “Running In The Family”
Another title track from a new album out now is from Level 42. Like Simply Red they have also been around for two months and are down fifteen places this week.

35. The Christians – “Forgotten Town”
Hanging on for a week longer than that are The Christians with their debut single, which falls six places this week.

34. The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go Go”
The Rainmakers debut single entered the top 40 last week and makes all the right moves as they climb four places.

33. Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
As does Herb Alpert, who take a bigger jump of seven places with his first UK chart hit for eight years.

32. Tina Turner – “What You Get Is What You See”
Coming back the other way is Tina Turner with the latest single from her “Break Every Rule” album, which is down two places.

31. The Jets – “Crush On You”
The Jets‘ first UK top 40 hit has been a huge success and ten weeks on the chart confirms that. They are down fourteen places, however, on this weeks chart.

30. David Bowie – “Day In Day Out”
Bowie is back in the UK top 40 for the first time since “Underground” last year and with new music too! This is the first single to come from his brand new album, “Never Let Me Down”.

29. Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
From new music to old and Percy Sledge’s 1966 original is down ten places this week, now with two months on the chart.

28. Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – “Male Stripper”
Also leaving the top twenty are Man 2 Man and Man Parrish, down eight places for them having been there for eight weeks.

27. Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”
Whitesnake’s new single came to the chart last week and climbs twelve places seven days on with their new album out tomorrow!

26. Lillo Thomas – “Sexy Girl”
After such good progress last week, Lillo Thomas drops back three places with his very first UK top 40 entry.

25. Genesis – “Tonight Tonight Tonight”
And also going down are Genesis with their latest offering from “Invisible Touch”, which falls seven places.

24. Ruby Turner – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
Ruby Turner is on the climb still with her second top 40 hit, up three places this week for her.

23. Ben E King – “Stand By Me”
Ben E King’s former number one is down nine places and out of the top twenty this week, with two months now registered on the chart.

22. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Ordinary Day”
It’s one out and one in for Curiosity Killed The Cat. Their previous smash, “Down To Earth” has left us to be replaced but this new entry.

21. The Pogues and The Dubliners – “The Irish Rover”
Irish bands The Pogues and The Dubliners joined forces and got a chart entry last week. They make good progress with it this week, going up thirteen places.

20. Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
Al Jarreau’s main title theme for the TV series of the same name is down seven this week, with it’s co-star jet to come…

19. Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
Erasure‘s new album, “The Circus”, is out tomorrow and the second single from it has now peaked as Vince and Andy also drop seven places.

18. Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
Looks like Nick Kamen has also peaked. His second single is down two places this week and he has his debut album coning out next week.

17. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love”
The Fine Young Cannibals came back to the top 40 for a second time last week with this cover of the Buzzcocks hit and they shoot up eight places and into the upper half of the chart.

16. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
No top ten this time for the Beastie Boys as they got so close last week only to drop back five places this week.

15. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
Terence Trent D’Arby‘s debut single continues to power up the UK chart. This week he’s up seven and into the top twenty.

14. Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
After nearly two months in the top ten, Australia’s Mental As Anything are out and down six places with their first UK chart smash.

13. Peter Gabriel – “Big Time”
Peter Gabriel’s was last weeks second highest new entry with the second single from his “So…” album. This week he goes up two places with it.

12. Prince – “Sign O’The Times”
While Prince can only manage one week in the UK top ten with his newest single, which falls back three places seven days later.

11. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
Moonlighting’s Bruce Willis follows composer Al Jarreau in only getting one week in the UK top ten as his is also out and down four places.

10. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
Freddie Mercury gets a fifth week in the top ten with his solo recording of “The Great Pretender”, but he goes down five places.

9. Jackie Wilson – “I’ve Got The Sweetest Feeling”
As does Jackie Wilson, who falls six places with his second re-issued release, the follow up to last year’s Christmas number one.

8. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
Alison Moyet‘s new album is out in one weeks time and it already includes two top ten hits. Her latest drops down three places, this week.

7. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
US group Club Nouveau brought their cover of Bill Withers “Lean On Me” to the chart last week and by taking a huge step of seventeen places, they are this weeks highest climber!

6. Boy George – “Everything I Own”
Former solo chart topper Boy George comes down four places this week with his cover of Bread’s 1972 US top five hit, which has been much more successful here this time.

5. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
Madonna is back with the fifth single from last year’s “True Blue” album and gets a big new entry on this weeks chart…but it’s not the highest!

4. U2 – “With Or Without You”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest new entry from album chart toppers U2 is a non-mover with the album, “The Joshua Tree”, dropping down to No.2 this week.

3. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While”
It’s been another great week for Janet Jackson. She was last week’s highest climber and she storms up another six places to equal the UK chart position of “What Have You Done For Me Lately?”, both from the “Control” album.

2. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Sadly, just one week on top for sisters Mel and Kim Appleby as they slip back to where they were two weeks ago with their second ever single.

1. Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
They make way for this weeks highest new entry which comes in the wake of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster three weeks ago. With the help of producers Stock Aitken Waterman, they have assembled many notable chart acts for this recording of The Beatles 1970 hit, which includes chart toppers Boy George, Kate Bush and Paul McCartney himself. All the proceeds with go to the victims of the disaster and that starts with this entry straight to the top of the chart. But can it stay there for a second week, or will Janet Jackson or Madonna prevent that? 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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