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 29th June to Saturday 4th July 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 six new entrys, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Mirage – “Jack Mix II”
Mirage actually manage a ninth week on the chart with the second part of their ‘jack mix’, which descends ten places.
39. Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”
Tom Jones’ former 1965 chart topper manages six weeks as he falls fourteen places on his second occasion with this song.
38. Joyce Sims – “Lifetime Love”
And Joyce Sims gets a fourth week as she continues to drop down place by place with her second charting single, this weeks she’s down just one more.
37. Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely”
Jamaican singer Freddie McGregor has been releasing material since 1979 and despite ten studio albums, he’s never had a UK chart hit. That changes this week with this new entry and the lead single from his eleventh album which is on its way!
36. Living In A Box – “Scales Of Justice”
The scales of justice have not swung in Living In A Box‘s direction this time as the follow up to their debut top five hit sinks another five places.
35. Jody Watley – “Looking For A New Love”
With seven weeks on the chart, America’s Jody Watley’s debut single prepares to leave us there in the UK with a fall of eleven places.
34. Erasure – “Victim Of Love” Vince and Andy have also been about for seven weeks with their third chart hit of this year, which is down twelve places.
33. Crowded House – “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Australian band Crowded House finally made the UK top 40 with their fourth single a few weeks ago, but after two weeks on stop, they progress backwards by six places.
32. Kenny G – “Songbird”
US saxophonist Kenny G (Gorelick) has scored a big top five hit at home with this song earlier this year, his second top twenty hit there and now he looks set to follow here as he joins the UK top 40 for the very first time.
31. Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin'”
You could call Boogie Box High a supergroup as their members include one George Michael and a certain Nick Heyward. They’ve recorded their own version of the Bee Gees 1975 hit and brought it back to the UK chart for the first time in twelve years!
30. The Cure – “Catch”
The Cure come back with a second single from their new album, “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me”, which follows “Why Can’t I Be You?” into the top thirty.
29. U2 – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
Still looking for whatever it is that they want to find or are looking for are U2 who seek that elusive object eight places lower this week.
28. Starship – “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now”
The former number one from Starship is down thirteen places and out of the top twenty for the first time in three months as they head for the shop sales bins…!
27. The Christians – “Hooverville”
Going the other way are The Christians with another single from their debut album, which climbs eleven places to give them three top thirty hits at least.
26. Shakin Stevens – “A Little Boogie Woogie”
Shakey is back and he has a covers album coming out later this year. The first from that new album is a cover of a Gary Glitter song from 1977 and already with this new entry, he’s bettered the original’s chart placing!
25. Simple Minds – “Promised You A Miracle” (live)
After one week in the top twenty, Simple Minds go down six places with the live version fo their 1982 hit single, which peaked six places higher.
24. Prince – “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
And following them, sticking together as always, is Prince with his latest which is down four places and out of the upper half of the chart.
23. Samantha Fox – “Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now”
She’s separated away from Starship with her singular version of the same titled song as Samantha Fox takes a rather more graceful fall of nine places.
22. Genesis – “Throwing It All Away”
Going up for a second week are Genesis with the fifth single from last year’s “Invisible Touch” album, which is up ten places.
21. Jackie Wilson – “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher”
Having an even better week is the man who has already had two top ten hits with re-releases, Now a third looks possible as Jackie Wilson is this weeks highest climber, up eighteen places!
20. Johnny Logan – “Hold Me Now”
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner, Johnny Logan, stays top twenty for an eighth week but falls seven places as she slowly leaves the stage…
19. George Michael – “I Want Your Sex”
Following him is George Michael, down eleven with his newest single as he puts the finishing touches to his debut solo album due this Autumn.
18. Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”
Having made the top twenty, Broken English’s debut single moves no further this week as they are a non-mover remaining where they ascended to.
17. Billy Idol – “Sweet Sixteen”
Coming into the upper half of the chart is Billy Idol with his current single which out performs its predecessor earlier this year with another climb in week three of six places.
16. Mel and Kim – “F.L.M.”
“F.L.M.” stands for fun, love and money and it’s the new single from sister Mel and Kim Appleby, it’s also the follow up to their chart topper “Respectable” and one more thing, it’s this week’s highest new entry!
15. Heart – “Alone”
US rock band Heart have a good second week as they go up thirteen places and into the UK top twenty for the very first time!
14. ABC – “When Smokey Sings”
Sadly, no top ten hit will befall ABC this time as their best performing single for five years falls back three places.
13. Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
Dropping back one place with his best performing single to date is Chris Rea, after five weeks of solid climbing, he’s dancing slightly lower than seven days ago.
12. Black – “Sweetest Smile”
Colin Vearncombe’s band Black made the top 40 for the very first time last week and make their presence felt in week two with a climb of fourteen places!
11. Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
Whitesnake’s first top ten hit was bagged last week but it was just for seven days as they drop back out, down two places.
10. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit”
Also going down, three places, but staying in the top ten are Curiosity Killed The Cat with their third single and second to reach this far.
9. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
After seven weeks of climbing from the very bottom of the chart, into the top ten, Australia’s John Farnham is also on his way out as he drops back three places with the former number one in his native land.
8. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
A former number one from this country comes from Whitney Houston, who is down four places, but with two whole months in the chart and all spent in the top ten, I’m sure she’s not that bothered!
7. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Atlantic Starr have another great week as they move into the top ten for the second time ever, up nine places and higher than “Secret Lovers” reached two years ago!
6. Cliff Richard – “My Pretty One”
Last week’s highest climber from Cliff Richard is up four more places as the singer can now boast of top ten hits in three continuous decades.
5. a-ha – “The Living Daylights”
From last week’s highest climber to the highest new entry next as this year’s new Bond song from a-ha shoots up twelve places to give the boys their fifth top five hit here!
4. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
Continuing to better his own chart best is Terence Trent D’Arby with his third single now one place higher than it was last week.
3. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
They can find reverse, they proved that last week and do so again this week as the former number one from The Firm slips one more place with perhaps fewer Klingon’s on board…?
2. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Actor and singer Bruce Willis moves one step closer to the top of the record charts as well as the box office chart with his cover of The Drifters classic which is up one this week.
1. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
But holding on to the top spot for a second week are Chris and Neil with their brand new tune as they release a new studio album a bit later this Summer. Can they stay here till then, or will Bruce Willis, Terence Trent D’Arby or a-ha topple them and claim their very first chart topper? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!