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 13th to Saturday 18th 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 five new entrys, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. George Michael – “I Want Your Sex”
Still with us, just, is George Michael with his fourth solo single prior to the release of his debut album in a few months time, which is down eleven this week.
39. Broken English – “Comin’ On Strong”
Broek English can feel very proud of themselves with their debut single going top twenty and amassing nine weeks on the chart. It drops thirteen places this week.
38. Starship – “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”
With sixteen weeks, however, is the year’s biggest seller, so far, from Starship, still top 40 and down eight places. Could this be the end though…?
37. Errol Brown – “Personal Touch”
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown is making a bid for solo success. He was last on the chart earlier this year with the re-issue of “You Sexy Thing” and now he’s back all on his own.
36. Genesis – “Throwing It All Away”
Genesis are down twelve places with the latest single from their last studio album, which is now a year old.
35. Judy Boucher – “You Caught My Eye”
Coming back for a second UK chart hit is Judy Boucher, holder of the title of having the year’s biggest selling number two hit so far! Can she go that one step further with this song?
34. Samantha Fox – “I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)”
One out and one in for Samantha Fox as she follow up her top ten hit “Nothings Gonna Stop Me Now” straight away and gets another UK chart hit in the process.
33. Marillion – “Sugar Mice”
Marillion were the highest new entrants last time in the top ten. Not so with the follow up to “Incommunicado”, which does give the band their ninth consecutive top 40 hit.
32. The Cure – “Catch”
Going down are The Cure with the second single from their current album, which is five places lower, meaning both tracks so far have only reached the top thirty.
31. ABC – “When Smokey Sings” ABC‘s biggest chart hit for four years has now been in the top 40 for two whole months. They drop nine places with it on this weeks chart.
30. Chris Rea – “Let’s Dance”
Chris Rea’s biggest chart hit yet can also boast of eight weeks in the top 40 as he too is going down, but by ten places.
29. Luther Vandross – “I Really Didn’t Mean It”
The latest single from Luther Vandross’ current album landed with us last week and it goes up six places and into the top thirty in week two.
28. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit” Curiosity Killed The Cat‘s third single, which is also a re-release of their debut song from last year, is down twelve places, but has done much better a second time around.
27. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
With three months on the chart, Australia’s John Farham leaves the top twenty, down ten places, with his former chart topper in his native land.
26. Boy George – “Sold”
The title track from Boy George’s debut solo album gives him three top thirty hits in a row as it moves up twelve places.
25. The Gap Band – “Oops Up Side Your Head”
Also up, ‘oops up’, is The Gap Band’s re-issued 1980 classic, which made the UK chart for a second time this decade and is also up twelve places.
24. Whitesnake – “Is The Love?”
With eight weeks on the chart, rockers Whitesnake’s biggest and highest UK chart hit so far is down five places and out of the upper half of the chart.
23. Billy Idol – “Sweet Sixteen”
So too is Billy Idol with his first top twenty hit of this year, which is also down five places and out of that part of the chart.
22. Kenny G – “Songbird”
Saxophonist Kenny G continues to climb up, however, with his first UK charting single, which is three places higher this week and is also top ten back home.
21. The Christians – “Hooverville”
No top twenty hit this week for The Christians with their latest which freezes in the same place for a second week, so near and yet so far away.
20. The Beastie Boys – “She’s On It”
The Beastie Boys come back to the top 40 for the third time this year with yet another track from their debut album, “Licensed To Ill” and in doing so, they score this week’s highest new entry!
19. Jackie Wilson – “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher”
There’ll be no third top ten hit for Jackie Wilson with his latest re-release, which sadly drops back four places this week.
18. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
The former number one from Whitney has now accumulated ten weeks on the chart and she remains top twenty, down six places.
17. Hue And Cry – “Labour Of Love”
Brothers Hue And Cry (which is which, you’ll have to work out yourself) finally made the top 40 last week with this third single and can be very proud of a big climb of seventeen places and into the upper half of the chart!
16. Cliff Richard – “My Pretty One”
Cliff’s latest single and the first from his brand new album that’s due out in less than two months time, is down five places this week.
15. Bananarama – “I Heard A Rumour”
Going the other way are Bananarama with their brand new single, which shoots up thirteen places to give the girls their first top twenty hit since “Venus” last year.
14. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
Another former number one still on the chart comes from The Firm and the crew of the SS Enterprise (but not as we know it!) who leave the top ten solar system, down four places.
13. Shakin Stevens – “A Little Boogie Woogie”
Shakey’s latest is a non-mover this week as his version of Gary Glitter’s top thirty hit still remains higher placed than the original.
12. Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely”
Freddie McGregor’s first UK chart hit has yet another great week and a big climb as he moves into the top twenty, up eleven places and he continues not to be lonely and in good company!
11. a-ha – “The Living Daylights”
While James Bond continues to be number one at the box office, the same cannot be said for the song from the latest film, which is down five places for a-ha.
10. Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin'”
Last week’s highest climber from ‘Boogie Box High’ – a collective of some big and well known stars – moves into the top ten, up five places.
9. Black – “Sweetest Smile”
Black (Colin Vearncombe) came into the big ten last week and stay here, but are down one place with their very first top 40 single.
8. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
After two weeks in the top five and a non-mover, Terence Trent D’Arby‘s highest charting UK single so far drops back four places.
7. Mel And Kim – “F.L.M.”
Sisters Mel and Kim Appleby‘s follow up to their number one in March is a non-mover for this week, but still their third out of three singles to make the big ten.
6. Heart – “Alone”
US rock queens Heart continue to better their best ever UK chart place with this track, which is up three more places this week.
5. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
As do Los Lobos with their very first UK charting single from the film of the same name but they take a whopping leap of TWENTY SEVEN places, which is by far, this week’s highest!
4. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Actor Bruce Willis has had enough of being second as he drops back two places with his biggest hit so far, out of just two singles released!
3. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Atlantic Starr progress ever further with already their best ever UK chart hit with a climb of two more places to take them into the top three.
2. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
After three weeks on top, it’s a sin no longer for Chris and Neil as their brand new single is down one place to make way for someone else…
1. Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”
That someone is Madonna, last week’s highest new entry, who climbs two places to bag her second number one of this year and, overall, her fifth here! Can she keep it for a second, though, or will Atlantic Starr or Los Lobos topple her? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!