UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 26th 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 20th to Saturday 25th 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 eight new entrys, fifteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
We start with a new entry and a chart debut for British band Johnny Hates Jazz, who follow up last year’s first single, “Me And My Foolish Heart”, with this one which gives them a top 40 entry.
39. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
And we follow that with another new entry and a chart debut, this time it’s Scottish band Wet Wet Wet with their debut single as they bid for chart success with an album already in production.
38. Sybil – “Let Yourself Go”
And they keep coming with American singer Sybil (Lynch) with her second single release, the follow up to last year’s “Falling In Love”, which did not make the top 40 here. Welcome this time Sybil!
37. Carey Johnson – “Real Fashion Reggae Style”
Jamaican musician Carey Johnson has been releasing singles since the end of the 1960’s, but this week achieves his very first UK top 40 hit with this new entry.
36. Swing Out Sister – “Twilight World”
We break from the newbies but keep the new entry’s coming with the return of Swing Out Sister with the follow up to “Surrender” and their third top 40 hit in six months.
35. Bruce Willis – “Respect Yourself”
Nine weeks on and Bruce Willis stays top 40 and drops just three places on last week’s position.
34. Whitesnake – “Still Of The Night”
Not so few for British rockers Whitesnake who fall eleven places this week with their latest track.
33. The Pogues and The Dubliners – “The Irish Rover”
Taking a big plunge of thirteen places are The Pogues and The Dubliners with their joint recording, which has not been around for six weeks.
32. The Cult – “Lil’ Devil”
The Cult are back with a new entry and the second single from their new album, “Electric”, which follows “Love Removal Machine” into the chart.
31. The Rainmakers – “Let My People Go Go”
We are letting the Rainmakers go go, slowly, this week they fall nine places with their debut single.
30. Cameo – “Back And Forth”
There’s a new entry for Cameo next, their second of this year and the third single to come from the album, “Word Up”.
29. Sly and Robbie – “Boops (Here To Go)”
Sly and Robbie continue a leisurely climb of the chart with their comeback single. This week they go up four places and into the top thirty.
28. The Damned – “Alone Again Or…”
The Damned got a new entry last week and make it only one place higher up on where they came in seven days ago.
27. Europe – “Carrie”
Doing much better in week two are Europe with their third UK chart hit, which climbs eight places. This song is currently No.1 in Poland!
26. The Cure – “Why Can’t I Be You?”
Sadly no top twenty hit for The Cure’s brand new single and first to come from a new album they have out very soon. This week they actually fall five places.
25. Herb Alperb – Keep Your Eye On Me”
Perhaps we should, Herb, as anything can happen where you’re concerned! Having left the top twenty last week, Mr. Alpert boomerangs back up the chart, one place more!
24. Duran Duran – “Meet El Presidente”
It’s a good week for Duran Duran with the third single from “Notorious”, climbing seven places. This song is out in America next week, where both the album and the title track have charted higher there!
23. Spear Of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
British band Spear Of Destiny’s first top 40 single continues to climb up as they move two places more than last week.
22. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Ordinary Day” Curiosity Killed The Cat second top 40 single leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down three places. Their debut album, “Keep Your Distance”, is out tomorrow!
21. Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
Edging closer to the upper half of the chart are Fleetwood Mac with the first single from their new album, “Tango In The Night”. This week the lead track is up six places.
20. Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
US band Bon Jovi drop four places but remain top twenty for a fourth week with the third single from “Slippery When Wet”.
19. The Jesus And Mary Chain – “April Skies”
This week’s highest new entry is another top 40 debut for Scottish band The Jesus And Mary Chain. Formed four years ago, they have already released four singles, none of which have charted this high. Their first album came out in 1985 and they have a new one to follow in a few months time.
18. U2 – “With Or Without You”
U2’s latest album is already on its way to being certified double Platinum here while the lead single falls seven places this week.
17. Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
The Ferry Aider’s charity single and former number one comes crashing ot of the top ten this week as the Stock Aitken Waterman produced version of The Beatles 1971 single drops thirteen places.
16. Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong”
Labi Siffre’s first UK chart hit for fifteen years continues to make progress as he climbs two more places this week.
15. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While”
Coming the other way and leaving the top ten is Janet Jackson‘s second biggest single release from the “Control” album. She’s down six places this week.
14. Level 42 – “To Be With You Again”
Level 42’s second release of this year will be hoping to make it two top ten hits next week as they power up ten places with the follow up to “Running In The Family”.
13. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love?”
FYC leave the top ten with their cover the Buzzcocks former hit, which has been more successful for them, even if they drop three places this week.
12. Glenn and Chris – “Diamond Lights”
Footballers Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle’s first attempt at chart success continues to do very well. They are up five this week and hoping to make it to division one next week…!
11. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Former chart toppers Mel and Kim leave the top ten this week, despite their move back up the chart last week. They regress six places and out.
10. The Smiths – “Sheila Takes A Bow”
Last week’s highest new entry from The Smiths moves up three places and into the top ten, their first to do so since “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”, four years ago!
9. Kim Wilde and Junior Giscombe – “Another Step (Closer To You)”
Also moving into the top ten is Kim Wilde for a second time with a single from her current album of the same name as she climbs five places.
8. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
Having spent three weeks in the same spot, Terence Trent D’Arby slips back one place with his debut single this week.
7. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
Mr. Tom Jones was last week’s hugely moving highest climber and he’s up five more this week to claim his first top ten hit for fifteen years!
6. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
It seems that Living In A Box does confide you somewhat as Living In A Box’s debut single remains boxed in for a third consecutive week just outside the top five.
5. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
Club Nouveau’s cover of Bill Withers former hit has nothing to lean on any longer as they fall two places but remain top five for a third week.
4. Five Star – “The Slightest Touch”
Coming up and into the top five are Five Star once more with the latest single from “Silk And Steel”, which is up four places this week.
3. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
Making their very first appearance in the UK top ten are US band Starship with what is now their biggest hit here so far and not only that, with a climb of twelve places, they are also this week’s highest!
2. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
Holding on for a second week in second place is Judy Boucher with her debut single, which is a non-mover and unable to claim first prize.
1. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
Which means for a second week running, Madonna takes pole position with the biggest seller of all. But can she make it a third, or will Starship go even higher or maybe Five Star claim their very first UK chart topper? There is only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!