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 30th March to Saturday 4th April 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 four new entrys, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Percy Sledge’s re-released 1966 debut is down eleven this week and it looks like it will be his last with this second airing.
39. The Jets – “Crush On You”
That goes for The Jets too, who fall eight places but still managing to remain top 40 here in the UK for a twelfth week.
38. Tina Turner – “What You Get Is What You See”
We can still see Tina Turner for a fifth week and still ‘get’ her latest offering from “Break Every Rule”, which gently falls six places.
37. Ben E King – “Stand By Me”
While Ben E King’s former chart topper slides fourteen places in its ninth week on the UK chart for its second outing.
36. Radio Heart featuring Gary Numan – “Radio Heart”
Scottish duo Radio Heart are this weeks first new entry and it’s their debut single that charts with the help of Gary Numan who comes back to the top 40 for 1987.
35. Genesis – “Tonight Tonight Tonight”
Genesis go down five places with their latest single from the “Invisible Touch” album, with five weeks on the chart.
34. Al Jarreau – “Moonlighting”
But Al Jarreau takes a fall of fourteen places with the title track of the hit TV show with Bruce Willis, who will be up a little later on.
33. Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – “Male Stripper”
Still going strong are Man 2 Man who simply refuse to leave the top 40 as they go down just five places on this weeks chart.
32. Kim Wilde and Junior Giscombe – “Another Step (Closer To You)” Kim Wilde gets a new entry this week with the follow up to last years huge cover of “You Keep Me Hanging On” and she’s joined by producer of the song Junior Giscombe for this one.
31. Lillo Thomas – “Sexy Girl”
Falling five places is Lillo Thomas with his first UK top 40 hit, which comes from his third studio album, simply called “Lillo”.
30. The Blow Monkeys – “Out With Her” The Blow Monkeys returned to the chart for the second time this year, last week and climb eight places with the second single from the album, “She Was Only A Grocer’s Daughter”.
29. Erasure – “It Doesn’t Have To Be”
…that song was called “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way”. The shortened titled of which comes from Erasure, who go down ten places. Their album, “The Circus”, is in at No.6 this week.
28. The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go Go”
The Rainmakers continue to climb the chart with their first single, which is up six places and into the top thirty this week.
27. Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”
Coming out of the top twenty is Nick Kamen and his second single, which is down nine places, sadly not a second top ten hit.
26. Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
We continue to keep our eye on Herb Alpert as he keeps climbing the UK singles chart. This week, he’s up seven places.
25. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
The Beastie Boys leave the upper half of the chart this week, down nine places with their second UK chart hit.
24. Ruby Turner – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
But Ruby Turner does nothing with her latest chart hit, which is a non-mover today, staying put for a second week.
23. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
What to call your debut single…? How about after yourself… British band Living In A Box have done just so and make their chart debut this week with their self-titled song!
22. Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”
Rockers Whitesnake continue to climb the UK chart with their latest single, which is up five more places this week.
21. Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
Coming back the other way after nine weeks in the top twenty, are Mental As Anything, who fall seven places and out.
20. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
Freddie is down ten places and out of the top ten itself with his solo recording of The Platters 1960 hit.
19. David Bowie – “Day In Day Out”
But David Bowie is back in the top twenty with his new single, which is up eleven places and it’s his first since “Absolute Beginners” just over a year ago.
18. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
Moonlighting’s Bruce Willis‘ debut single is down seven places this week, now the only one of the two acts connected with the show in the UK top twenty.
17. Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
Bon Jovi are back in the UK chart with the follow up to last years big hit, “Living On A Prayer” and it’s also this week’s highest new entry!
16. Peter Gabriel – “Big Time”
Peter Gabriel’s latest from the “So…” album went up last week but he comes back down this week by three places.
15. Prince – “Sign O’The Times”
Prince’s new album is in at No.4 this week and the title track and lead single from it falls three places on the singles chart.
14. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
It has been an excellent week for Jamaican born singer Judy Boucher, who made her UK chart debut last week and powers up twenty three places to be the highest climber by far!
13. Boy George – “Everything I Own”
The Boy, George‘s former number one leaves the top ten this week as he slips seven places, having spent a whole month there.
12. Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
And that goes for Jackie Wilson as well, who is down three places and out with his second UK top ten re-issue in three months.
11. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Ordinary Day”
Having clocked up one big chart hit already this year, it looks like Curiosity Killed The Cat are lining up the next one as they climb eleven places this week and will want a second top ten hit this time next week…
10. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love”
The Fine Young Cannibals are back in the top ten for a third time. This week they go up seven places with their version of the Buzzcocks 1978 single, which has now gone further than the original!
9. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty” Alison Moyet‘s new album, “Raindancing”, is out tomorrow and the second single from it drops just one place this week.
8. The Pogues and The Dubliners – “The Irish Rover”
It’s been another great week for The Pogues and The Dubliners joint celebration of the latters 25 years in music. They climb thirteen places and into the top ten.
7. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
American singer Terence Trent D’Arby‘s debut single also makes good progress again, four weeks after coming into the UK chart. He’s up eight places this week.
6. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
Last week’s highest climber from Club Nouveau is up one more spot this week as they takes Bill Withers 1972 single ever higher than his version did back then.
5. U2 – “With Or Without You”
Former album chart toppers U2 slip back one place this week with the lead single from “The Joshua Tree”, which remains at No.2 on the album chart.
4. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While” Janet Jackson is also stepping back one place with the fifth single from her “Control” album and the second to make the UK top three.
3. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita” Madonna‘s fifth from her last album, “True Blue“, was a new entry last week and she moves up two places to give her five UK top three hits from the same album.
2. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Former number one’s Mel and Kim Appleby were knocked off the top spot last week but sales remain strong as they hold on to second place for a second week.
1. Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
Which means Stock Aitken Waterman take the top two positions for a second week with the all star version of The Beatles song raising aid for the victims of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster remains Britain’s best seller. Can it stay so for a third, or will Madonna usurp them all? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!