UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th 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 4th to Saturday 9th 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 six new entrys, eighteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. UB40 – “Watchdogs”
Only a few new entry’s this week and they start with UB40 with the fourth single to come from “Rat In The Kitchen” and the follow up to the title track in January.
39. John Farnham – “The Voice”
Australian singer John Farnham has been recording since 1967 but he’s never had a UK chart hit. Until today that is! Welcome John with this new entry and the lead single from his tenth studio album, that was released ‘down under’ last October.
38. Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Dance act Mirage get a new entry with part two of their “Jack Mix”, the follow up to part one that came late last year.
37. Westworld – “Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Bom”
Westworld’s second ever single release made its debut on the chart last week but fails to improve in any way in week two as they are a non-mover.
36. Janet Jackson – “Let’s Wait A While”
Janet Jackson‘s recent top three hit from the “Control” album has been on the chart for nine weeks as she falls fifteen places.
35. Tottenham Hotspurs – “Hot Shot Tottenham”
You will hear from two of the club’s player a bit later on but now the full squad get a chart entry this week with their rally for this year’s FA Cup.
34. Swing Out Sister – “Twilight World”
No top ten hit this time for Swing Out Sister, who drop two places with their third top 40 single overall so far.
33. Donna Allen – “Serious”
US singer Donna Allen debuts here with her debut single this week, which made No.21 Stateside when it was released there last year. Her first album, “Perfect Timing”, has already been released there and will be available here next month.
32. Sybil – “Let Yourself Go”
Her fellow American singer Sybil continues to make small step in the upwardly direction as she climbs another three places this week with her first UK chart hit.
31. Fine Young Cannibals – “Ever Fallen In Love?”
Nine weeks on and FYC are still with us with their second top ten hit and second cover version to make it high dropping eleven places.
30. The Fall – “There’s A Ghost In My House”
This week’s highest new entry is from a band who have been recording since the late 1970’s but have never had a top 40 charting single. That all changes today as the third single from their current, ninth studio album, finally makes it!
29. The Smiths – “Sheila Take A Bow”
One band who have made the chart frequently for the past decade are The Smiths. Their latest is down fourteen places, however.
28. U2 – “With Or Without You”
Eight weeks on and the lead single from U2’s current album is still about and they take a much smaller descent of four this week.
27. The Damned – “Alone Again Or…”
Surprisingly, having been a non-mover for the last two weeks, The Damned’s newest recording is on the move and it’s in a positive direction, as they climb one place this week.
26. Robbie Nevil – “Dominoes”
Robbie Nevil’s second single made the chart last week and with a climb of thirteen places, he can feel very pleased with himself!
25. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
The Appleby sisters’ former number one leaves the top twenty this week as they drop seven places, having spent nine weeks in the upper half of the chart.
24. Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction – “Prime Mover”
Such an apt title for Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction as they came on to the chart for the first time last week and with a climb of sixteen places, they are this week’s ‘prime mover’!
23. Glenn and Chris – “Diamond Lights”
Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle join their team mates at No.35 but their own ‘duet’ together remains higher, for this week perhaps, as they leave the top twenty, down nine places.
22. Europe – “Carrie”
Another of last week’s non-movers which is also on the climb is from Europe. They move a good five places higher than they have been for the past two weeks.
21. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
And that also goes for Wet Wet Wet with their debut single, as they continue to be ‘lucky’, this week with a move of eight places higher and looking for a top twenty advance next week…
20. Terence Trent D’Arby – “If You Let Me Stay”
Terence Trent D’Arby‘s debut single ‘stay’s top twenty this week, down eight places but with ten weeks in the upper half of the chart.
19. Carey Johnson – “Real Fashion Reggae Style”
Coming into this part of the chart is US singer Carey Johnson with his very first UK chart hit too, which is up six places this week.
18. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
It’s been a great week for British trio Johnny Hates Jazz with their very first top 40 entry. A climb of twelve places takes them into the upper tier of the chart and now a confirmed hit single at last.
17. Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”
Club Nouveau’s version of Bill Withers classic is down six places, as they amass two months in the top twenty.
16. Depeche Mode – “Strangelove”
last week’s highest new entry from Depeche Mode with their brand new track goes up seven places to give the band their fifteenth to date!
15. Level 42 – “To Be With You Again”
Just one week this time for Level 42 for their latest offering from the “Running In The Family” album, as they drop down five places.
14. Spear of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
British group Spear Of Destiny continue their assault of the chart for the very first time, six weeks on and they are five places higher than they were.
13. Cameo – “Back And Forth”
Cameo are also moving on up with another song from the “Word Up” album. This week they climb three places, much higher than this track is currently back home in The States.
12. Sly and Robbie – “Boops (Here To Go)”
Sly and Robbie have been taking some quiet steps for the past five weeks but take a big leap of ten places this week, which brings them into the top twenty for the very first time.
11. The Cult – “Lil’ Devil”
While last week’s highest climber from The Cult gives them a new UK chart high as they go up six more places as they look for their very first top ten hit this time next week…
10. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “April Skies”
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s first every chart hit came into the top ten last week but they do drop back two places this week.
9. Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
Coming into the top ten this week are Fleetwood Mac with the first single from their new album, “Tango In The Night”, which moves up four places, and in doing so it’s their first since “Oh Diane” in 1982.
8. Five Star – “The Slightest Touch”
Five Star‘s latest top ten hit from the “Silk And Steel” album is down three places this week as they stay in the top division for a fourth week.
7. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
The former number one from Madonna is down four places as she leaves the top five for the very first time with the fifth single from her “True Blue” album.
6. Kim Wilde and Junior Giscombe – “Another Step (Closer To You)”
Yet another non-mover from the past two weeks is on the rise this week, this time it’s Kim Wilde and producer Junior Giscombe, who climb three places.
5. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
AND, after four weeks in the same spot, Living In A Box finally climb out of their box and also go up, one place and into the top five!
4. Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong”
Labi Siffre’s biggest chart hit to date gets a sixth week of moving ever higher. This week he enters the top five, going up three places.
3. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
And that goes for Tom Jones too as he is one place higher than last week, now his best chart showing since “Till”, back in 1971.
2. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
For a fourth consecutive week though, Judy Boucher remains in second place with her first UK chart hit single, which is also the title of her debut album, which is out now.
1. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
But getting a second week on top are US rockers Starship with the love theme from the comedy film, ‘Mannequin’, which is also number one in America right now as well! Can their Albert Hammond/Diane Warren penned song make it three in a row, or will Tom Jones, Labi Siffre or even Living In A Box, knock them off? There is only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!