UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 19th 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 13th to Saturday 18th 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 five new entrys, fourteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Freddie Mercury – “The Great Pretender”
Two months on and Freddie is still with us with his solo outing away from Queen. He falls thirteen places this week.
39. The Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”
While nine weeks later, the Beastie Boys remain top 40 in the UK, dropping just five places this week.
38. Boy George – “Everything I Own”
Boy George‘s former number one has been on the chart for two months and he is down ten places this week.
37. Jackie Wilson – “I Get The Sweetest Feeling”
Jackie Wilson’s second re-released single has amassed nine weeks and he slides thirteen places on this weeks chart.
36. Ruby Turner – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
Keeping with the songs all falling down is Ruby Tutner with her second top 40 release, six weeks on and she falls ten places.
35. Europe – “Carrie”
Taking a break for a moment we have our first new entry that comes from Europe, back with their third UK top 40 charting song and the follow up to “Rock The Night”.
34. Prince – “Sign O’The Times”
back to the droppers and the title track from Prince’s new album has spent seven weeks on the chart, but drops thirteen places this week.
33. Sly and Robbie – “Boops (Here To Go)”
Sly and Robbie’s first top 40 hit for some time made its debut last week and is up seven places, seven days later.
32. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
Moonlighting star Bruce Willis can lay claim to seven weeks on the chart with his debut single this week, which is down ten places.
31. Duran Duran – “Meet El Presidente”
The Duran Duran boys are back in town this week with the third single from the “Notorious” album, giving them a new entry.
30. Alison Moyet – “Weak In The Presence Of Beauty”
Eight weeks later and Alison Moyet‘s second single from her new album, “Raindancing”, is still on the chart. She falls fifteen places, however, in week eight.
29. The Damned – “Alone Again Or…”
The Damned return with a new entry this week, the third single to come from their current album, “Anything”, and the follow up to “Gigolo” back in January.
28. David Bowie – “Day In Day Out”
Bowie’s time in the top twenty has come to an end this week as his latest and newest song falls eleven places.
27. Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
Meanwhile, the brand new song from Fleetwood Mac, the first new material from them for five years, made an appearance last week and they go up ten places with it in week two.
26. Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
No need to keep your eye on Herb Alpert any longer as his first UK top twenty hit leave that part of the chart and falls seven places this week.
25. Spear Of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
After four years of trying, UK band Spear Of Destiny finally made it to the top 40 last week and they are clearly relishing it as their new single shoots up fourteen places.
24. Level 42 – “To Be With You Again”
Two weeks after the title track of their new album left us, Level 42 come back for more with its follow up and second of 1987.
23. Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”
British rockers Whitesnake leave the top twenty this week with their latest which is down seven places, from their new, self-titled album.
22. The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go Go”
Just one week in the upper half of the chart is what The Rainmakers get with their debut single as they come back down the chart, four places.
21. The Cure – “Why Can’t I Be You?”
But The Cure’s brand new song that joined us last week, moves up two places eyeing up the upper half of the chart next week perhaps…
20. The Pogues and The Dubliners – “The Irish Rover”
The Pogues and fellow Irish band The Dubliners dropped out of the top ten last week and nearly do the same this week but for nine places.
19. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Ordinary Day”
Curiosity Killed The Cat‘s second top 40 charting single missed the top ten last week and falls back seven on this week’s chart.
18. Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong”
Labi Siffre’s first top 40 hit since the 1970’s entered this time last week and he can feel very pleased as he launches fourteen places and into the top twenty this week.
17. Glenn and Chris – “Diamond Lights”
So can footballers Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle, with their debut single, the Tottenham Hotspur players move thirteen points higher up the table this week!
16. Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
Sadly, no top ten hit for Bon Jovi this time around as the follow up to “Living On A Prayer” slips back three places this week.
15. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
One US group who move in the opposite direction are Starship with their first top 40 hit since “We Built This City”. Their latest climbs a healthy fourteen places to put them back in the UK top twenty.
14. Kim Wilde and Junior Giscombe – “Another Step (Closer To You)”
Kim Wilde continues to march forward with the title track of her current album, which is up six more places on this week’s chart.
13. The Smiths – “Sheila Take A Bow”
The Smiths take this week’s highest new entry, their second to achieve so this year, the follow up to “Shoplifters Of The World Unite”.
12. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
While Mr. Tom Jones takes the prize for the highest climber as he sails up twenty places this week to put him back in the top twenty for the very first time since “The Young New Mexican Puppeteer” back in 1972!
11. U2 – “With Or Without You”
The lead single from U2’s number one album, “The Joshua Tree”, leave the top ten this week having been resident for a while month. They fall three places.
10. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love?”
The Fine Young Cannibals slump backwards this week, remaining in the top ten for a third week but down one place.
9. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While”
Dropping four places is the fifth single from Janet Jackson‘s “Control” album and the second to make the top three over here.
8. Five Star – “The Slightest Touch”
back in the top ten are Five Star with last week’s highest new entry, up six places, this now five the fivesome, five top ten hits from the “Silk and Steel” album!
7. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
Terence Trent D’Arby clearly wants to stay in the top ten and at number seven, as he manages to do so for a third consecutive week running!
6. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
Last week’s highest climber from Living In A Box with their self-titled debut release moves further out of the box as they climb four places this week.
5. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Going back the other way, amazingly, are sisters Mel and Kim Appleby with their former number one, which actually boomerangs the chart one place higher than they fell down to last week!
4. Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
It’s all change at the top, however, as the song that replaced them at number one falls three places having spent three weeks as the biggest seller.
3. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
Club Nouveau’s cover of Bill Withers former top twenty hit is a non-mover this week, staying top three in third place.
2. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
Moving into second place is Judy Boucher with her very first chart hit as she climbs two places and setting her eyes on the top spot next week…
1. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
For this week, there is a new number one and it’s the third for Madonna from her “True Blue” album to do so as she climbs another one place to become this week’s biggest seller of all. But can she keep it for a second, or will Judy Boucher or perhaps even Living In A Box steel her crown? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!