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 20th to Saturday 25th 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 seven new entrys, fifteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. John Farnham – “You’re The Voice”
John Farnham gets to notch up three whole months in the UK top 40 with his first charting single here as he falls thirteen places this week.
39. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Misfit”
Just seven weeks this time for Curiosity Killed The Cat with their third single, which is down eleven places.
38. Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram – “Somewhere Out There”
It’s been ten whole years since American singer Linda Ronstadt last had a UK top 40 single with “Blue Bayou”. She’s teamed up with James Ingram, who was last on our chart in 1985 with “It’s Your Night”, with this duet from a new film called ‘An American Tail’.
37. Whitesnake – “Is This Love?”
Whitesnake are down thirteen places this week with their biggest single and first top ten hit to date, their ninth week on the chart.
36. Billy Idol – “Sweet Sixteen”
Also down thirteen places is Billy Idol with the third single from his latest album, which is also his third solo long player.
35. Motley Crue – “Girls Girls Girls”
US heavy metal band Motley Crue have been recording for seven years now and have so far had a number of chart hits in their home country. They make their UK top 40 debut this week with the lead single from their forthcoming fourth studio album.
34. Def Leppard – “Animal”
Meanwhile, UK rock band Def Leppard have also been recording and releasing material for nearly ten years now and despite a couple of near misses, they too have yet to make the top 40 singles chart. That all changes today with the lead single from their upcoming fourth studio album also!
33. Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
One lady who has had a top 40 charting hit is Sinitta, who made it to number two last year with “So Macho”. She’s back with a second entry in the top 40 and this time she’s teamed up with Stock Aitken Waterman to see if she can go one step further…
32. Jackie Wilson – “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher”
The late Jackie Wilson missed the top ten this time with this re-released classic of his, which is down thirteen places and out of the top twenty this week.
31. Samantha Fox – “I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)” Samantha Fox‘s follow up to her recent top ten hit followed on right behind that one last week and climbs three places, seven days later.
30. Stock Aitken Waterman – “Roadblock”
Producers Stock Aitken Waterman have four songs on this weeks chart and this one is their own and it gives them a chart entry for the very first time as an artist in their own right!
29. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
The former number one from The Firm and the crew of the SS Enterprise leaves the top twenty for the very first time on its journey, boldly going…somewhere as they fall fifteen places.
28. Spagna – “Call Me”
Italian singer Ivana Spagna has been recording since the early 1970’s but it wasn’t until last year that she gained chart success there and a number one with “Easy Lady”. This is the follow up and it breaks her on the UK singles chart now.
27. The Christians – “Hooverville”
Sadly, no top twenty hit this time for The Christians as their latest is down six places, having been a non-mover for the past two weeks.
26. Cliff Richard – “My Pretty One”
Cliff is down ten places with his latest single and he has another one on the way very soon prior to the release of a new album in two months time.
25. Errol Brown – “Personal Touch”
Last week, Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown came onto the chart as a solo artist with his debut single and it moves up twelve places in week two.
24. Boy George – “Sold”
The Boy, George is also going up again this week, two places for him with the title track from his debut album.
23. Kenny G – “Songbird”
Not so for saxophonist Kenny G who slips back one place with his very first UK charting single, which has reached the top ten in his home land of America.
22. Marillion – “Sugar Mice”
Rock band Marillion brought their latest single into the chart last week and they have a great second week with a climb of eleven places.
21. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Like The Firm, Whitney also leaves the top twenty for the very first time this week with her former chart topper, which is down just three places.
20. The Gap Band – “Oops Up Side Your Head”
The Gap Band bring their 1980 hit into the top twenty this week with a climb of five places as they hope to at least emulate at least the top ten placing it originally achieved.
19. New Order – “True Faith”
New order are back with ‘new’ music and a brand ‘new’ album coming very soon. This is the first single from that album and it gives the “Blue Monday” chart makers not only a ‘new’ entry but the highest this week!
18. Judy Boucher – “You Caught My Eye”
Judy Boucher is keeping her eye on the top of the chart with the follow up to this year’s biggest selling number two hit so far and does so with a climb of seventeen places, which is the highest of all this week!
17. a-ha – “The Living Daylights”
The title track of this year’s James Bond film is from a-ha along with composer John Barry once again. It’s been top ten but is down six places this week to number 0017!
16. Luther Vandross – “I Really Didn’t Mean It”
It’s a great week for Luther Vandross with the fourth single to come from his album, “Give Me The Reason”, which is up thirteen places to become the first to make the upper half of the chart here!
15. Black – “Sweetest Smile”
Black is also moving six places this week, but downwards and out of the top ten, with his very first chart hit single.
14. Bananarama – “I Heard A Rumour”
Going up again this week are Bananarama with their brand new song, courtesy of the men at No.30. Just one place, however, but still their highest placing for more than a year.
13. Hue and Cry – “Labour Of Love”
Also going up but four places higher are brothers Hue and Cry with their very first top 40 charting single, which comes from their debut album, “Seduced And Abandoned”.
12. Shakin’ Stevens – “A Little Boogie Woogie”
Good news for Shakey this week. Having been a non-mover for the last two weeks, he continues to climb the chart with his version of Gary Glitter’s original, one place higher than before.
11. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
Leaving the top ten this week after five weeks is Terence Trent D’Arby with his second UK single release and, to date, the highest chart position of the two.
10. The Beastie Boys – “She’s On It”
The Beastie Boys were last weeks highest new entry and take a climb of ten places this week to enter the UK top ten for the very first time!
9. Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely”
Also entering the top ten for the very first time is Freddie McGregor with his first charting single ever in the UK, which is up three more places.
8. Mel and Kim – “F.L.M.” Mel and Kim take their fun, their love and their money down one place this week having been a non-mover for the last two weeks running.
7. Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin'”
The all star recording of the Bee Gees disco hit continues to move and jive on up, three more places for them all this week.
6. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Actor Bruce Willis is under the top five this week for the first time in six weeks as his biggest chart hit so far is down two places.
5. Heart – “Alone”
Moving up into the top five are Heart with their biggest UK hit so far. A climb of one place confirms that!
4. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
The former number one from the Pet Shop Boys is down two this week as they remain in the top five for all of the six weeks they’ve been in the chart so far.
3. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Atlantic Starr had been climbing for six weeks non stop with their biggest UK hit to date, but that seems to have come to and end as they remain in the same spot they landed this time last week.
2. Madonna – “Who’s That Girl”
Just one week on top for Madonna this time as the title track of her new movie drops down one place after just a seven whole days to make way for someone else…
1. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
…she moves for last week’s massive high climber from Los Lobos with the title track of another movie, which is up four places to claim Britain’s biggest seller of all and the band’s first ever chart topper! But can they keep it for a second, unlike Madonna, or will Atlantic Starr or Heart give us three different new number one’s in three weeks? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!