UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 12th April 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 6th to Saturday 11th 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 nine new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Sly and Robbie – “Boops (Here To Go)”
Jamaican duo Sly and Robbie are back in the UK top 40 with a brand new recording that is the lead single from a new album they have coming out next month.
39. Spear Of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
British band Spear Of Destiny have been together for four years and already released three studio albums. They’ve never had a top 40 charting single so far but that all changes today with the first to come from their forthcoming fourth album!
38. Nick Kamen – “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” Nick Kamen has been on the chart for seven weeks this time with his second single, which is down eleven places this week.
37. Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
There’s a big new entry next and a big UK chart return for Fleetwood Mac who have a brand new album coming out very soon and this is the lead single which is also their first to make it this far for five years!
36. The Blow Monkeys – “Out With Her” The Blow Monkeys latest offering doesn’t look like it will replicate their previous top five hit as they fall six places this week.
35. Radio Heart and Gary Numan – “Radio Heart”
Radio Heart’s self-titled debut along with chart veteran Gary Numan rises up just one place this week, it’s second on the top 40.
34. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
The Beastie Boys latest has now clocked up two whole months on the UK chart and stays top 40, although it is down nine places.
33. Mental As Anything – “Live It Up”
While Aussie band mental As Anything amass ten whole weeks on the chart with their biggest to date and fall twelve places this week.
32. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
It’s been ten years since he last claimed a top 40 entry but Tom Jones is back this week with a song that comes from a new musical called Matador, written by Mike Leander and Eddie Seago.
31. Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong”
You have to go back further for Labi Siffre’s last chart hit, right the way back to 1972 in fact with “Watch Me”. Fifteen years later he makes his return with a brand new song and an upcoming new album.
30. Glenn and Chris – “Diamond Lights”
You can tell its getting near FA Cup time when the football songs come out! This one is a ‘duet’ of sorts between Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle, who make their chart debut thanks to songwriter Bob Puzey.
29. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
US band Starship are back in the UK top 40 fir the first time since “We Built This City” two years ago. This new song comes from a new film coming out soon called ‘Mannequin’ and is co-written by Diane Warren and Albert Hammond.
28. Boy George – “Everything I Own” Boy George‘s former number one is out of the top twenty for the very first time this week as he falls fifteen places.
27. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
That also goes for Freddie Mercury’s solo single which is down seven places and out, both songs having amassed seven weeks so far on the chart.
26. Ruby Turner – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
After two weeks on hold, Ruby Turner’s latest single is down two places, still her highest charted on the UK chart to date.
25. Peter Gabriel – “Big Time”
Peter Gabriel’s latest single from the album “So…” is down nine places and out of the upper half of the chart.
24. Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
Followed by last year’s Christmas number one artist, Jackie Wilson, with his second re-issued single, down twelve places.
23. The Cure – “Why Can’t I Be You?”
A number of chart comebacks this week and that includes The Cure with a brand new track that will feature on their new album which is due out later next month and it follows last years remixed top thirty hit, “Boys Don’t Cry”.
22. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
With the Moonlighting theme gone from the chart this week, that just leaves lead actor Bruce Willis with his first single which is down four places and back to the top thirty for the first time in five weeks.
21. Prince – “Sign O’The Times”
The title track from Prince’s new album is out too as he drops six places with the album falling to No.9 on this week chart.
20. Kim Wilde and Junior Giscombe – “Another Step (Closer To You)”
The follow up to Kim Wilde‘s big cover version last year came to the chart last week and is up twelve places putting her back into the top twenty.
19. Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
I said we had to keep our eye on American composer Herb Alpert last week and he’s not disappointing us as he climbs seven places this week and into the UK top twenty!
18. The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go Go”
And you could say that of The Rainmakers with their debut release, which moves up ten places to debut in the upper tier of the UK singles chart.
17. David Bowie – “Day In Day Out”
David Bowie did that last week but takes a smaller climb of two places on this week’s chart with bhis brand new single.
16. Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”
Also coming into the UK top twenty are English rock band Whitesnake with their newest track, which is up six places.
15. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty” Alison Moyet‘s new album, “Raindancing”, goes straight in at No.2 on this weeks album chart with the second single leaving the top ten on the singles chart, down six places.
14. Five Star – “The Slightest Touch” Five Star return with the SIXTH single to come from last year’s “Silk And Steel” album, which gives them six top twenty singles from that album and also this week’s highest new entry!
13. Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
From this week’s to last week’s highest chart entry which was from Bon Jovi with the follow up to “Living On A Prayer” and they climb four places on this week’s chart.
12. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Ordinary Day”
It looks like Curiosity Killed The Cat won’t be getting a second top ten hit in a row as their follow up to Down To Earth” falls back one place this week.
11. The Pogues and The Dubliners – “The Irish Rover”
And after just one week in the top ten, The Pogues and The Dubliners drop back out with their joint celebration of the latters 25 years in music, down three places.
10. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
UK band Living In A Box‘s self-titled debut single made its debut on the chart last week and goes top ten in week two with a climb of thirteen places, making it this weeks highest!
9. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love?”
Also going up are another British band, Fine Young Cannibals, with their latest cover version, which is up one on this weeks chart.
8. U2 – “With Or Without You”
U2 drop three places this week with the lead single from their current album, “The Joshua Tree”, which moves down one place to No.3.
7. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
US singer Terence Trent D’Arby‘s debut single has risen this far but seem unwanting to go any further as he is a non-mover this week.
6. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
After a week on top and two at number two, sisters Mel and Kim Appleby drop four places with their second single and out of the top five.
5. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While” Janet Jackson‘s joint highest charting single from the “Control” album take another step backwards this week from 3 to 4 and now 5.
4. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
Judy Boucher’s debut UK chart hit was last week’s highest climber. This week she moves up into the top five with a climb of ten places.
3. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
The previous week’s highest climber from Club Nouveau is up three and into the top three this week, now much higher than Bill Withers original made back in 1972.
2. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita” Madonna‘s fifth single from the “True Blue” album is up another one place this week as she edge’s closer to the top spot. But will she or can she do it…?
1. Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
Not for this week as the charity all star choir that make Ferry Aid stay top for a third week running with the support of The Sun newspaper and Stock Aitken Waterman raising funds for the victims of the horrific ferry disaster last month. Can they make it a full month, or will Madonna, Club Nouveau or Judy Boucher oust them out? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!