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 22nd to Saturday 27th 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 two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky”
Wet Wet Wet certainly are lucky to get a tenth week inside the top 40 with their debut single, which drops seven places.
39. Jackie Wilson – “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher”
Here comes the late Jackie Wilson again with another re-issued single, his third in seven months. This one originates from 1967 and peaked at No.11 back then.
38. The Christians – “Hooverville”
Birmingham band The Christians are back with their third chart entry of this year, which comes from their self-titled debut album.
37. Joyce Sims – “Lifetime Love”
Sadly for Joyce Sims her lifetime of love is all done as she falls back three places with her second single release.
36. Herb Alpert – “Diamonds”
Musician Herb Alpert gains a fourth week on the chart with his latest single, which drops four places.
35. Janet Jackson – “The Pleasure Principle”
Going down five places is Janet Jackson‘s latest single to come from the “Control” album as she too notches up a full month on the chart.
34. Run DMC – “It’s Tricky”
Run DMC’s latest has been on the chart for five weeks and remains top 40 with a fall of ten places.
33. David Bowie – “Time Will Crawl”
David Bowie’s follow up to his top twenty hit three months ago came on to the chart last week and goes up seven places.
32. Genesis – “Throwing It All Away”
Another of last week’s new entry’s came from Genesis with the fifth single from last year’s “Invisible Touch” album and that moves up five more places.
31. Living In A Box – “Scales Of Justice”
A second top ten hit does not look forthcoming for Living In A Box as their second top 40 single drops back one place and out of the top thirty.
30. Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Mirage’s second jack mix accumulates two months on the chart this week as they falls ten places and out of the upper half of the chart.
29. Pepsi and Shirlie – “Goodbye Stranger”
Following them are Pepsi and Shirlie with the follow up to “Heartache”, which is also down ten places, with six weeks on the chart.
28. Heart – “Alone”
US rock band Heart are about to release their ninth studio album and this is the lead single which also becomes their second UK top 40 single of this year with this new entry.
27. Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
After three weeks of climbing, Australian band Crowded House stop and pause as they are non-movers today with their very first UK chart hit.
26. Black – “Sweetest Smile”
Singer and songwriter Colin Vearncombe goes by the name of Black and has been recording since 1981. After a number of singles and the release of his debut album last year, he finally makes the top 40 with the third cut from that long player.
25. Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”
Tom Jones’ former chart topper from twenty two years ago leaves the top ten on its second outing as he falls eight places.
24. Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”
And dropping the same number of places with her debut single is American singer Jody Watley, whose debut album is already top ten back home.
23. Billy Idol – “Sweet Sixteen”
It’s been a good week for Billy Idol with his second charting single of this year, which moves up twelve places and betters “Don’t Need A Gun”s chart high earlier in the year.
22. Erasure – “Victim Of Love” Vince and Andy‘s third single of this year and their second top ten hit is down seven places as their album, “The Circus”, goes Gold!
21. U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
Blessed with a double Platinum selling album this year are U2 and this is the second single from it, which falls eight places.
20. Prince – “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
Prince moves up into the top twenty this week as the second single from “Sing O’The Times” climbs three places.
19. Simple Minds – “Promised You A Miracle” (live)
As does the live version of Simple Minds 1982 hit, which this new live recording is now only six places behind!
18. Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”
Broken English break the top twenty for the very first time this week as they too move up three places with their very first chart hit.
17. a-ha – “The Living Daylights”
There’s a new Bond film coming next month and a new James Bond with Timothy Dalton taking over the Walther PPK from Roger Moore. Following in the footsteps of Duran Duran with the last title song are Norway’s a-ha and it’s as the highest new entry this week that they join an elite group of artists who have recorded previous Bond hits.
16. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Atlantic Starr are up nine more places this week to win only their second UK top twenty hit ever, that follows “Secret Lovers” from 1985.
15. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
The former number one from Starship has been on the chart for three whole months now and only just leaves the top ten with a fall of five places this week.
14. Samantha Fox – “Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now”
Following them is Samantha Fox with her singular version of the same title which had been a non-mover for the last two weeks but exits with a drop of six places.
13. Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner Johnny Logan is down seven places and out of the top ten with his winning number.
12. Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
While Chris Rea continues to dance with his biggest hit for four years, which is moving upwards for a fourth week, this time by six places.
11. ABC – “When Smokey Sings” ABC haven’t had a top ten hit since “All Of My Heart” in 1982, but they edge the closest they have been for five years with a climb of just one place this week. Can they do it next week…?
10. Cliff Richard – “My Pretty One”
Cliff is back in the top ten with his brand new track and with a climb of sixteen places, he is also this week’s highest!
9. Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
On the other hand, UK rock group Whitesnake have yet to reach the top ten with any of their previous seven chart hits. The eighth does with a climb of two places.
8. George Michael – “I Want Your Sex”
George Michael’s newest single pre release of his debut solo album is down four places in its fourth week on the chart.
7. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit”
Making a return to the top ten for the second time in their career and this year are Curiosity Killed The Cat with a climb of two places.
6. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
While Crowded House are a non-mover this week, Australia’s other chart act, John Farnham carry’s on climbing for a seventh week! He is up just one in his eighth week on the chart.
5. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
Last week’s highest climber, Terence Trent D’Arby, is up nine more places to claim his second top ten hit this year and not only that, but betters his previous best by two places!
4. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Whitney comes down from second place where she’s been for the past two weeks with her former number one, which is two places lower in it’s sixth week in the top five.
3. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Actor Bruce Willis‘ biggest chart hit so far, his cover of The Drifters 1964 classic, is a non-mover this week, remaining in the top three.
2. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
There’s movement at the top as the best seller for the last two weeks from The Firm boldly leaves the top spot and falls one place closer to earth.
1. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
And so for a second time, Chris and Neil aka the Pet Shop Boys become the biggest seller of all as their highest new entry of last week goes up four places, setting the scene for their forthcoming second studio album. But will they make it two in a row or will Terence, John or Bruce deny them of that? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!