UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 21st 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 15th to Saturday 20th 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 five new entrys, fifteen climbers and three non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. David Bowie – “Time Will Crawl”
David Bowie gets the first new entry this week with the second single from his brand new album, “Never Let Me Down”, the follow up to “Day In, Day Out”.
39. Donna Allen – “Serious”
Donna Allen won’t be ‘serious’ for very much longer as her debut single is down seventeen places with more to follow…
38. Echo and The Bunnymen – “The Game”
Echo and The Bunnymen have been non-movers since they joined the chart three weeks ago but make a move today, down ten places.
37. Genesis – “Throwing It All Away”
Coming back for more from last year’s “Invisible Touch” album are Genesis as they gain another top 40 entry with the fifth single from it!
36. Suzanne Vega – “Luka”
After four weeks of going up and down and back up again, Suzanne Vega’s first UK top 40 hit of this year takes a dive of thirteen places this week.
35. Billy Idol – “Sweet Sixteen”
And back with the third single from his latest album, “Whiplash Smile”, is Billy Idol giving him his sixth top 40 hit single!
34. Joyce Sims – “Lifetime Love”
The follow up to Joyce Sims’ debut single made the chart last week and goes up three places in week two, as it reaches the top thirty on the US R&B chart.
33. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
Wet Wet Wet’s debut single has been about for three months now and leaves the upper half of the chart with a drop of eighteen places this week.
32. Herb Alpert – “Diamonds”
Also going down after just one week is Herb Alpert’s second charting single of this year as he falls a rather more gentle five places.
31. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams”
Wet Wet Wet and Johnny Hates Jazz both debuted the same week and it looks like they’ll be leaving together too as this threesome go down thirteen places.
30. Living In A Box – “Scales Of Justice”
Living In A Box‘s follow up to their big top ten debut single is up four places and into the top thirty. Not quite the leap the former did in week two.
29. The Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Down ten places go The Beastie Boys as they leave the top twenty with their second single to make that part of the chart this year.
28. Janet Jackson – “The Pleasure Principle”
And also going down is last week’s highest climber from Janet Jackson as she positions herself four places lower than her big ascent of seven days ago.
27. Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Two Australian acts who have never had UK top 40 hits are doing well again this week. The first, Crowded House, are up two places with their former top ten hit back home last year.
26. Cliff Richard – “My Pretty One”
Cliff Richard gets a new entry this week with new music as well as he has a brand new album on the way and this is the lead single, with another one to follow before the album a bit later this year.
25. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Big news for Atlantic Starr as their first chart hit for two years moves up fourteen places in week two and it’s top ten across the other side of the Atlantic as well!
24. Run DMC – “It’s Tricky”
Run DMC’s follow up to their top ten hit last year, “Walk This Way”, leaves the top twenty this week in week five with a fall of seven places.
23. Prince – “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
The second single from Prince’s current album is up nine places this week and it’s doing much better here than a month ago in America when it peaked at No.67.
22. Simple Minds – “Promised You A Miarcle” (live)
The live version of Simple Minds’ 1982 original is heading for the top twenty just as that did five years ago as they make a climb of eight places this week.
21. Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”
And also up are British band Broken English with their first single to make the top 40. In week three they are five places better off.
20. Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Part two of Mirage’s “Jack Mix” has done infinitely better than part one and survives an eighth week on the chart, down nine places, however.
19. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Goodbye Stranger”
Once again Pepsi and Shirlie are in the chart with their former bandmate George Michael but while George remains highest again, the girls are falling seven places.
18. Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
It’s been the best week yet for Chris Rea as his brand new single from his forthcoming album enters the top twenty with a climb of seven places.
17. Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”
Tom Jones’ 1964 chart topper is still moving ever closer to that same position, even if it’s with small steps as he is three places higher this week.
16. Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”
US singer Jody’s Watley’s debut single has been on the chart for six weeks now but seems to have peaked as she falls back three places.
15. Erasure – “Victim Of Love”
Erasure are one less than that on chart weeks but they made the top ten with the third single from their current album. It leaves that part of the chart this week, down five places.
14. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
Back in the top twenty for Terence Trent D’Arby as his second single rises out of the ‘wishing well’ in week two, climbing seventeen places to be this week’s highest!
13. U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
U2’s second single from their number one album takes a turn in the opposite direction as they go down six places after three weks in the top ten.
12. ABC – “When Smokey Sings”
ABC continue to better their best chart position for four years as they climb two more places with the lead single from a new album that’s coming later on this year.
11. Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
Also making chart history for themselves are Whitesnake who climb five places and land their best UK chart placing ever, bettering “Fool For Your Loving”, which made No.13 in 1980!
10. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
The former number one from Starship has now amassed three whole months in the top ten as Albert Hammond and Diane Warren’s tune from the film ‘Mannequin’ drops five places this week.
9. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit”
It’s back oin the top ten for a second time for Curiosity Killed The Cat as their highest new entry of last week zooms up twelve places to follow “Down To Earth” back in February.
8. Samantha Fox – “Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now”
You’ve heard from the plural now here’s the singular version of nothings gonna stop… Samantha Fox is, however, a non-mover this week with her Stock Aitken Waterman penned number.
7. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
Australia’s other chart act over here is also climbing two places this week, John Farnham’s former number one there has been doing so for seven weeks now!
6. Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
From one John to another and Ireland’s Johnny Logan leaves the top five, down two places with this year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner.
5. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
Here comes this week’s highest new entry and it’s a welcome return to the Pet Shop Boys with the first taster of their new, second studio album, that’s coming very soon and it puts them back in the top ten for the first time since “Suburbia” last September.
4. George Michael – “I Want Your Sex”
Not so good for former Whamer George Michael as his former highest new entry goes down one place to the position he came into the chart, three weeks ago!
3. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Actor Bruce Willis betters his own UK chart placing this week with his cover of “Under The Boardwalk”, which goes up three places and into the top three.
2. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Still holding on tight to second place is the former number one from Whitney as she holds ‘firm’ for a second week having been knocked off the top this time last week.
1. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
Which means for a second week, The Firm boldly go where no pop song has gone before and remain the biggest seller in the UK. But can they make it star date 3 next week, or will Bruce Willis or the Pet Shop Boys knock some more Klingons on their starboard bow? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!