UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 14th June 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 8th to Saturday 13th 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 seven new entrys, sixteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. The Housemartins – “Five Get Over Excited”
The Housemartins latest has been on the chart for five weeks this time as it nearly goes completely with a drop of twenty one places.
39. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Atlantic Starr get a new entry, their first of this year, which is the lead single from their new album, “All In The Name Of Love”, which is out next month.
38. Boy George – “Keep Me In Mind”
Boy George’s follow up to his chart topper “Everything I Own” looks not set to replicate that success as he falls nine this week.
37. Joyce Sims – “Lifetime Love”
And Joyce Sims follows up her top ten hit of last year, “All And All”, with a second UK charting single. She is currently recording her very first album as well.
36. Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere”
The artist who has two songs on the chart this week is still Tom Jones. His latest is down fourteen places, in its tenth week.
35. Judy Boucher – “Can’t Be With You Tonight”
While former number two star Judy Boucher’s debut single is down eleven places, now with three whole months on the chart!
34. Living In A Box – “Scales Of Justice”
We lose Living In A Box‘s self-titled debut this week but in its place comes the follow up to give them a consistent run in the top 40 for three months.
33. Alexander O’Neal – “Fake”
Alexander O’Neal’s brand new album is on its way and this is the lead single, which entered on last weeks chart and climbs just three places a week later.
32. Prince – “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
Price is back with the follow up to the title track of his latest album, “Sign O’The Times”, which gives him a new entry this week.
31. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
And also back after a very successful debut with “If You Let Me Stay” is Terence Trent D’Arby with its follow up and the precursor to his debut album which is out next month.
30. Simple MInds – “Promised You A Miracle (live)”
Simple Minds are back in the chart with a live version of their 1982 lead single from the “New Gold Dream” album. That reached the top twenty so lets see how far this one goes…
29. Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Australian band Crowded House entered the UK top 40 last week for the very first time with the fourth single from their debut album of last year. They go up five places on this weeks chart.
28. Echo and The Bunnymen – “The Game”
One of last week’s new entry’s that doesn’t move at all comes from Echo and The Bunnymen, which is a non-mover, seven days later.
27. Herb Alpert – “Diamonds”
Herb Alpert does, however, move in week two. He’s up eight places with the follow up to “Keep Your Eye On Me”.
26. Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”
And so are British band Broken English with their debut single which leaps over them all with a climb of fourteen places!
25. Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
Going up in his third week on the chart is Chris Rea with his latest as he puts the finishing touches to his ninth studio album coming a bit later this year.
24. Janet Jackson – “The Pleasure Principle”
The last time Janet Jackson was on the chart she got the highest climber in week two and she does it again with the follow up to “Let’s Wait A While”, which is up fifteen places!
23. Suzanna Vega – “Luka”
There is good new for Suzanne Vega this week, after going down seven days ago, she boomerangs the chart and goes back to where she was, up two places!
22. Donna Allen – “Serious”
Donna Allen‘s debut single is down ten places while back home in America she’s just released the third single from her first album, “Perfect Timing”, which is out here now.
21. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit”
Curiosity Killed The Cat have already made the top 40 twice this year, at last and their third gives them three in a row in the space of six months, and it’s also this weeks highest new entry!
20. Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”
While his newest song takes a big fall, Tom Jones’ other top 40 single, the older of the two, moves into the top twenty with a climb of three places.
19. The Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Once again The Beastie Boys have been denied a top ten hit as their latest drops back five places.
18. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
Britain’s Johnny Hates Jazz leave the top ten this week after six weeks residency with a fall of eleven places, now with two whole months on the chart.
17. Run DMC – “It’s Tricky”
And slipping back one place are Run DMC with their second UK top 40 single.
16. Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
UK rock band Whitesnake take a climb of six places with the second single from their latest, self-titled album and into the top twenty.
15. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
The debut single from Scottish band Wet Wet Wet can now boast of two months on the chart and does so with a fall of five places.
14. ABC – “When Smokey Sings”
Overtaking them are 80’s new romantics ABC with their brand new track, which is up seven places, their first top twenty hit since “That Was Then But This Is Now” in 1983!
13. Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”
A former ABC hit was “The Look Of Love”, Jody Watley is “Looking For A New Love” and she continues to do so five places higher than last week.
12. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Goodbye Stranger”
Out of the top ten come Pepsi and Shirlie with their follow up to “Heartache”, which moves back three places without at least an equal chart placing.
11. Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Also leaving the big ten are Mirage with the second part of their ‘jack mix’, which is down six places.
10. Erasure – “Victim Of Love”
Vince and Andy‘s second top ten hit has been there for three weeks now as it drops two places, the third single from their new album, “The Circus”.
9. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
Both Australian acts on the chart are going up and John Farnham continues to climb, again slowly but surely in his sixth week on the chart, he enters the top ten, up six more places.
8. Samantha Fox – “Nothing Gonna Stop Me Now”
Nothing is gonna stop Samantha Fox from winning another top ten hit as her latest from producers Stop Aitken Waterman moves up three places.
7. U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
The second single from U2’s multi Platinum certified album “The Joshua Tree” went up last week but drops back one place seven days later.
6. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Last week’s highest climber from Bruce Willis is up eleven on this weeks chart which gives him a second UK top ten hit out of two singles released!
5. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
Sam Fox says nothing is gonna stop ME now and so for a band, nothing is gonna stop US now. The two song titles are edging closer together as the former number one from Starship is down two places in its eighth week in the top five!
4. Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
There is no number one for Ireland’s Johnny Logan this time as his Eurovision winner from this year falls two places.
3. George Michael – “I Want Your Sex”
Last week’s highest new entry from George Michael is up one place, the prelude to his long awaited debut solo alum that’s coming very soon…
2. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
It’s all change on top as Whitney’s two week number one goes down one place, as she too prepares to release a new album.
1. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
The outsider from last week has used warp speed to claim this week’s biggest seller, the second highest new entry from producer The Firm shoots up twelve places to boldly go where no song has gone before! But can they stay there for a second or will George Michael. Bruce Willis or even Whitney retake pole position? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!