Starship 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 3rd May 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 3rd May 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 27th April to Saturday 2nd May 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, fifteen climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction – “Prime Mover”
We start with a top 40 debut from British ban Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction, who formed two years ago and have achieved two top 10 hits on the Indie chart. This third single crosses over to the commercial sales chart for the very first time.

39. Robbie Nevil – “Dominoes”
Robbie Nevil is back on the chart with a new entry this week and the follow up to his top ten debut in January, “C’est La Vie”.

38. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Ordinary Day”
Six weeks is all this time for Curiosity Killed The Cat and their second chart hit, which is down sixteen places this week.

37. Westworld – “Ba-na-na-bam-boo”
Keeping with the theme of second singles, Westworld are back too with a new entry and their follow up to “Sonic Boom Boy”.

36. Herb Alpert – “Keep Your Eye On Me”
Having gone back up last week, Herb Alpert comes crashing back down eleven places with his biggest UK chart hit for eight years.

35. Sybil – “Let Yourself Go”
Sybil Lynch made her UK top 40 debut last week with this single, which moves up three places this week.

34. Ferry Aid – “Let It Be”
The former number one from the Ferry Aiders takes another big dive this week, down seventeen places and right out of the upper half of the chart.

33. Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead Or Alive”
Following them are Bon Jovi after a few weeks of gentle descents, they drop thirteen places having spent five weeks on the chart with this one.

32. Swing Out Sister – “Twilight World”
The third single from Swing Out Sister‘s debut album, “It’s Better To Travel”, came onto the top 40 last week and moves a little further out of the ‘twilight world’ with a climb of four places.

31. The Cure – “Why Can’t I Be You?”
The Cure have a new album called “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” coming out later this month and this is the lead single, which falls five places today.

30. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
Chart newcomers Johnny Hates Jazz are a trio that formed three years ago and finally made it to the top 40 last week. They move up ten places, seven days later with anything but ‘shattered dreams’.

29. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
Also going up ten places are another British band with their debut single, Wet Wet Wet, who originate from Clydebank in Scotland and their wishes, so far, are coming true!

28. The Damned – “Alone Again Or…”
The Damned get a non-mover this week with their brand new single, which sticks tightly to the same spot.

27. Europe – “Carrie”
And that goes for this European mainland super hit from Europe, which also goes nowhere here in the UK for a second week.

26. Duran Duran – “Meet El Presidente”
Not so good for the Duran Duran boys as their latest is down two places this week, the second single in a row from the “Notorious” album not to reach the top twenty.

25. Carey Johnson – “Real Fashion Reggae Style”
US singer Carey Johnson’s first UK chart hit has a good second week as it climbs twelve places.

24. U2 – “With Or Without You”
The lead single from U2’s super selling chart topping album “The Joshua Tree” leaves the top twenty this week as it falls six places.

23. Depeche Mode – “Strangelove”
This week’s highest new entry is a welcome chart comeback to some regular friends of this decade, Depeche Mode, who have a new album coming later this year. For now, this is the lead single and the first taste of that album as they register their seventeenth top 40 entry!

22. Sly and Robbie – “Boops (Here To Go)”
Sly and Robbie continue to climb ever higher, four weeks since they joined us. This week they are up seven places and looking at a top twenty move next week.

21. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While”
Someone who was top twenty for six weeks but is so no longer is Janet Jackson as the fifth single from “Control” drops six places.

20. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love?”
The Fine Young Cannibals have been about for two whole months now with their latest cover version and also another top ten hit from them. They go down seven this week.

19. Spear Of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
Five weeks now in the top 40 for the very first time for Spear Of Destiny with their very first single to make it this far and a climb of four places takes them into the upper half of the chart!

18. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Mel and Kim‘s former chart topper notches up ten weeks on the chart this week and they remain top twenty but slide seven places.

17. The Cult – “Lil’ Devil”
The Cult’s second single of 1987 has an excellent second week on the chart as they go up into the top twenty, fifteen places, to be this week’s highest climber!

16. Cameo – “Back And Forth”
Doing the same are Cameo with their latest, which powers up in week two, fourteen places, to give the band their third top twenty hit here in the UK.

15. The Smiths – “Sheila Take A Bow”
A week in the top ten and a week is all The Smiths get with their latest release, which falls five places.

14. Glenn and Chris – “Diamond Lights”
Footballers Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle’s hopes of a top ten hit with their debut release have been dashed this time as they slip back two places.

13. Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
Overtaking them are Fleetwood Mac with their brand new single from their new album, which returns them to the top twenty with a climb of eight places.

12. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
After five weeks in the top ten, Terence Trent D’Arby‘s debut single exits as he drops four places. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his debut album, which is due out in a few months time.

11. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
Also out of the big ten are Club Nouveau with their cover of Bill Wither’s 1972 classic, which goes down six places.

10. Level 42 – “To Be With You Again”
Returning to the top ten for a second time this year are Level 42 with the second single from their new album, “Running In The Family”, which is up four places this week.

9. Kim Wilde and Junior Giscombe – “Another Step (Closer To You)”
Kim Wilde and her producer Junior Giscombe’s pairing on her second single from the “Another Step” album, falters this week as they neither go up nor down.

8. The Jesus And Mary Chain – “April Skies”
Top 40 debuters The Jesus And Mary Chain made a big entrance last week as the highest new entry and continue to do so as they climb nine places and move into the top ten.

7. Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong”
After a number of weeks of small steps up, Labi Siffre really takes a big leap and into the top ten this week with a climb of nine places.

6. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
And it continues…Living In A Box really cannot get out of that box as they spend a FOURTH consecutive week in the same spot without moving a single muscle!

5. Five Star – “The Slightest Touch”
No number one this time for Five Star as their latest slips back one place but remains top five for a second week.

4. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
Tom Jones continues to improve on his best chart position for more than fifteen years this week and he enters the top five with a climb of three places.

3. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
All change at the top though as Madonna‘s two week chart topper drops down two places to make way for someone else…

2. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
That won’t be Judy Boucher, who’s debut single remains a non mover for a third week in second place while all else around her changes.

1. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
Last week’s highest climber from veteran American rockers Starship takes the prize for the biggest seller this week as they swap with Madonna, going up two places to become the UK’s new nuber one and the band’s first ever in this country! But can they keep it, or will Tom Jones oust them out? There’s only one way to find out…

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