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 1st to Saturday 6th June 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 nine new entrys, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”
UK band Broken English formed earlier this year and this is their debut single, which makes its debut on the top 40 as a new entry.
39. Janet Jackson – “The Pleasure Principle”
No stranger to the charts is Janet Jackson who returns with yet another single from her “Control” album and the follow up to her big top three hit, “Let’s Wait A While”.
38. The Whispers – “Rock Steady”
The Whispers are back in the UK chart for the first time since 1981 and they have a new album coming out too, their 17th in fact since their first, self-titled album, back in 1970.
37. Simply Red – “Infidelity”
The second single from Simply Red’s new album looks like it has peaked as they go down six places, while the album, “Men And Women”, goes Gold!
36. Alexander O’Neal – “Fake”
Alexander O’Neal is back with new music this year and a forthcoming third studio album, from which this is the first cut and his first UK top 40 showing since “Saturday Love”, two years ago.
35. Herb Alpert – “Diamonds”
Musician Herb Alpert comes back for a second time this year with the follow up to his top twenty hit, “Keep Your Eye On Me”.
34. Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Australian band Crowded House released their debut album last year and have already issued three singles from it including “Mean To Me”. The fourth has already gone top ten there and makes its UK top 40 debut this week.
33. Living In A Box – “Living In A Box”
The debut single from Britain’s Living In A Box has been around for nearly three months now with their debut album coning a bit later this year. For this week though, they fall thirteen places.
32. Cameo – “Back And Forth”
US band Cameo also leave the top twenty this week with a drop of fifteen places with their latest offering from the “Word Up” album.
31. Fleetwood Mac – “Big Love”
And so do Fleetwood Mac with the first single from their already Platinum certified album, “Tango In The Night”, which is down twelve places.
30. Marillion – “Incommunicado”
Marillion continue to drop like rocks as their former highest new entry plummets eighteen places this week.
29. Boy George – “Keep Me In Mind”
While former chart topper Boy George’s follow up moves up eleven places this week and his new album, “Sold”, is out tomorrow!
28. Echo and The Bunnymen – “The Game”
Liverpudlian band, Echo and The Bunnymen, come back to the chart this year with new music and a new album coming out next month. This song becomes their eighth consecutive top 40 chart entry!
27. Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
Chris Rea also has a new album coming out very soon and last week he got his first top 40 entry for two years with the lead single, which shoots up twelve places in week two.
26. Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong”
It’s official, Labi Siffre’s biggest UK chart hit since the 1970’s has been in the top 40 for three whole months as he falls eleven places and out of the upper half of the chart.
25. Suzanne Vega – “Luka”
No such luck for Suzanne Vega as her latest misses that part of the chart with two steps back this week.
24. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
Like Labi Siffre, Judy Boucher can now boast of three months inside the top 40 with her very first charting single here, which goes down ten places this week.
23. Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”
The man who has two songs on the chart is Tom Jones. One of them is a new one and one of them is a former chart topper, this one, which is up eleven places.
22. Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
Also on the up are rockers Whitesnake with the second single to come from their current, self-titled album, which rises eight places higher.
21. ABC – “When Smokey Sings”
There’s a much bigger jump for ABC who returned to the chart last week with this new song and it’s a welcome back to them indeed with a leap of sixteen places this week!
20. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
Here comes Tom Jones again, this time with his newest recording from the musical Matador, which leaves the top ten, down eleven places.
19. The Housemartins – “Five Get Over Excited”
No top ten hit this time around for The Housemartins as their latest falls back eight places having fallen foul to that No.11 position again!
18. Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”
US singer Jody Watley breaks into the UK top twenty this week as she moves up six places with her debut single. Can she take it top ten as she did Stateside last year?
17. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Back in the top twenty for the second time this year is actor Bruce Willis and with a climb of nineteen places, he’s this week’s highest, just as he did with his debut single four months ago!
16. Run DMC – “It’s Tricky”
Run DMC were also a new entry last week with a brand new track, which also moves into the top twenty, up eleven places.
15. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
And after three weeks of steady, slow moves, Week four for Australia’s John Farnham proves more engaging as he goes up seven places and into the upper tier of the UK singles chart with his former chart topper back home.
14. The Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
One of last week’s joint highest climbers came from The Beastie Boys with their second release of this year and they continue going upwards, just two more places this week.
13. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
Comedy value time now as British producer John O’Connor and a few others use puppetry and animation to celebrate the TV series Star Trek and score a big new entry with what is their second single release. Their first, “Long Live The National”, in 1983, did not experience chart placings this high up!
12. Donna Allen – “Serious”
Just one week for US singer Donna Allen with her debut single, which leaves the top ten and drops back four places.
11. Samantha Fox – “Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now”
Singer and ‘model’ Samantha Fox‘s latest recording was last week’s other joint high climber as she moves nearer to the top ten than the Beastie Boys have with a climb of seven places.
10. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
All good things must come to an end and for the last six weeks, Scottish band Wet Wet Wet have been climbing the chart with their debut single. No more, as this week they regress four places.
9. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Goodbye Stranger”
Taking their second single as a duo up one more place this week are former Wham backing singers and dancers Pepsi and Shirlie.
8. Erasure – “Victim Of Love”
And dropping back one place are Vince and Andy with their latest single from “The Circus” album, after a big jump last week.
7. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
For three weeks, Johnny Hates Jazz have been stable in the same spot with their first top 40 charting record, but they too are on the move downwards, by two places.
6. U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
Coming into the top ten for a second time this year are last week’s highest new entrants, U2 with the follow up to “With Or Without You”. Can they beat that song’s top five placing next week…?
5. Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Mirage’s second jack mix has had a meteoric rise from it’s low chart entry five weeks ago, but this week slides back one place.
4. George Michael – “I Want Your Sex”
Here comes this week’s highest new entry, courtesy of those at No.9’s former bandmate George Michael. This is the lead single from his upcoming debut solo album and the follow up to February’s chart topper with Aretha Franklin.
3. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
The former number one from Starship refuses to make a hasty exit from the top three as it drops another single place from second to third this week.
2. Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
Swapping with them is this year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner, Johnny Logan, who moves up into second place, one lower than he achieved back in 1981 with his last entry.
1. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Which means for the second week, Whitney remains the biggest seller with the first single to come from her second album, which is out in a couple of weeks time. But will she get a third, or will Johnny Logan win again or perhaps George Michael bag a second number one this year? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!