Starship 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 24th May 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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 seven new entrys, ten climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Mel and Kim – “Respectable”
Well, we thought Mel and Kim would have left us this week with their former chart topper, but no. They Get a non-mover and a thirteenth week in the top 40!

39. Robbie Nevil – “Dominoes”
Going down, however, is Robbie Nevil with his second single release, which gains a month on the chart and falls nine places this week.

38. Level 42 – “To Be With You Again”
Level 42’s second single from their latest album makes six weeks on the chart and falls nine places as well this week.

37. Samanatha Fox – “Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now”
Model and singer Sam Fox comes back to the top 40 this week and she’s teamed up with Stock Aitken Waterman for this new track, which is her first since “Hold Me Tight” last year.

36. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “April Skies”
The Jesus and Mary Chain’s April skies continue into May, five weeks on and they go down twelve places with their first chart hit.

35. The Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
The Beastie Boys are back with a new entry and the follow up to “Fight The Power”, which gives them three UK chart hits from the “Licenced To Ill” album.

34. Simply Red – “Infidelity”
Also back with a new entry and the second single from their new album are Simply Red, following on from February’s “The Right Thing”.

33. Suzanne Vega – “Luka”
Suzanne Vega registered two UK top 40 hit singles last year for the first time ever and here comes the third, which is the second single to come from her new album, “Solitude Standing”.

32. Tottenham Hotspur FC – “Hot Shot Tottenham”
With the FA Cup all done and dusted, there’s no further interest in Spurs’ chart recording, which slides fourteen places this week.

31. Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”
There’s a chart debut next and a first single from US singer Jody Watley who has already reached No.2 Stateside with this song and topped the dance chart. How will she do here? Well, she’s on the top 40, so who knows…

30. Depeche Mode – “Strangelove”
Depeche Mode‘s newest single ahead of a brand new album leaves the top twenty, down ten places this week, after jus a month on the chart.

29. Europe – “Carrie”
Europe takes a slower descent this week, down two places, with their third UK chart hit and third to come from the album, “The Final Countdown”.

28. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
Australian singer and songwriter John Farnham continues to make small steps up the UK top 40 for the very first time in his career. This week he moves up four places.

27. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Goodbye Stranger”
Former Wham backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie made a big chart debut at the beginning of the year with their first single, “Heartache”. Here comes the follow up as a new entry. Can they better the No.2 position that one reached…?

26. Gary Moore – “Friday On My Mind”
It’s been a good week for Gary Moore’s latest offering from the “Wild Frontier” album. He climbs nine places with it and into the top thirty.

25. Carey Johnson – “Real Fashion Reggae Style”
Carey Johnson’s debut release falls just three places this week as he continues to promote ‘real fashion’ in a particular style of music.

24. Madonna – “La Isla Bonita”
Madonna‘s former number one is down seven this week and out of the top thirty and she is currently putting the finishing touches to a new film that’s out here in the Summer time.

23. Erasure – “Victim Of Love”
Vince and Andy are back with the third single to come from their brand new album, “The Circus”, which gains them another chart entry and their third of this year, and also, this week’s highest!

22. Five Star – “The Slightest Touch”
Five Star leave the upper half of the chart this week with the fifth top ten single from the “Silk And Steel” album, which is down seven places.

21. Spear Of Destiny – “Never Take Me Alive”
And also out of the top twenty are Spear Of Destiny with their first, and so far biggest hit single, which falls five places.

20. The Cult – “Lil’ Devil”
The Cult’s latest single stays top twenty but drops seven places as they notch up five weeks in the upper half of the chart.

19. Sly and Robbie – “Boops (Here To Go)”
Aly and Robbie’s biggest UK chart hit so far has been around for seven weeks now and it too stays top twenty, also going down seven places.

18. Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction – “Prime Mover”
UK rock band Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reaction continue to move and this week in a prime number, as they go up one more place on the chart.

17. Kim Wilde and Junior Giscombe – “Another Step (Closer To You)”
Kim Wilde and her producer leave the top ten this week with the second single from her album of the same name, which is down nine places this week.

16. Bruce Springsteen – “Born To Run (Live)”
Last week, Bruce Springsteen brought his heavyweight hit to the UK chart for the very first time in live form and continues to improve on that in week two with a climb of seven places.

15. Donna Allen – “Serious”
Meanwhile, fellow American Donna Allen‘s debut single continues to make good progress as she enters the UK top twenty with a climb of eleven places.

14. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
Another debut single next from British band Living In A Box with their self-titled opener which has spent seven weeks in the top ten but leaves this week, down seven places.

13. The Housemartins – “Five Get Over Excited”
The Housemartins follow up to their number one of last year made its debut last week and climbs fifteen places, looking for another top ten entry next week.

12. Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
Fleetwood Mac’s latest album “Tango In The Night” moves up to fourth place this week as the lead single drops out of the top ten singles chart by three places.

11. Cameo – “Back And Forth”
Sadly, Cameo’s hopes of another top ten hit here have been put on hold for now as they get a non-mover for a second week, parked outside, so near but yet so far away.

10. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
All that wishing continues to work wonders for Scottish newcomers Wet Wet Wet, who rise up another four places and into the top ten this week!

9. Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong”
Labi Siffre’s time spent in the top five comes to an end as his non-mover of the last two weeks goes down five places.

8. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
And the former four week number two hit from Judy Boucher now takes its leave of the higher reaches of the chart as she also falls five places.

7. Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Last week’s highest climber from Mirage makes another big move of fourteen places this week, not the highest, but it does take the into the top ten.

6. Marillion – “Incommunicado”
While last week’s highest new entry from Marillion does absolutely nothing and remains in the same spot as they came in seven days ago.

5. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
Johnny Hates Jazz‘s first chart hit is also going nowhere as they stick for a second week just inside the top five.

4. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
Sadly no number one for Tom Jones this time but he came so close with his biggest UK hit for sixteen years, which drops back two places this week.

3. Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
Coming into the top five is this year’s winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Ireland’s Johnny Logan who went to the top back in 1980 with “What’s Another Year”. With a climb of twenty two places, he’s showing good signs of repeating that again as well as bring this week’s highest!

2. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Whitney Houston’s brand new single entered the chart last week, her fourth top 40 hit here and with a climb of eight places, her second top two hit now.

1. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
They could be under attack next week, but for now Starship keep the top spot for a fourth week with the love theme from the film ‘Mannequin’. Can they keep it for a fifth, or will Whitney or Johnny bag their second chart topper? There’s only one way to find out…

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