UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd August 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 27th July to Saturday 1st August 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, ten climbers and three non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Cliff Richard – “My Pretty One”
Cliff gains a seventh week on the chart with his latest single, which falls fourteen places, with more to follow in the run up to his next album.
39. Sherrick – “Just Call”
His friends and his family know him as F. LaMotte Smith but Sherrick is his stage name as this Californian singer enters the UK singles chart with his debut single this week.
38. Kenny G – “Songbird”
Kenny G is already an established artist in his home country but it has been with this song that he made the UK top 40. It falls fifteen places this week.
37. Echo and The Bunnymen – “Lips Like Sugar”
Coming back to the chart for a second time this year are Echo and The Bunnymen with the follow up to “The Game”, which gives them a new entry.
36. Pseudo Echo – “Funky Town”
Australian band Pseudo Echo have been recording since 1983 and so far have amassed three top ten hits there. They cross over to the UK singles chart this week for their first ever new entry with what is the fifth single from their second album, released last year.
35. The Firm – “Star Trekkin'”
The former number one from The Firm is still bolding going, nine weeks after they entered the chart as they drop six places.
34. Boy George – “Sold”
Also going down is Boy George with the title track of his solo album, which is ten places lower, with a month in the top 40.
33. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Whitney Houston can boast of three months on the chart with her former number one, which is down twelve places this week.
32. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
There are a number of established Stock Aitken Waterman acts on the chart this week but here comes a new one with their latest artist, Rick Astley, who enters the top 40 with his debut single, six days from it’s release.
31. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
Wet Wet Wet made their debut earlier this year and reached the top ten with “Wishing I Was Lucky”. This is the follow up and it too breaks the top 40 six days after its release.
30. a-ha – “The Living Daylights”
The title song from the latest James Bond film from a-ha is down thirteen this week as it leaves the top twenty for the first time.
29. Samantha Fox – “I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)”
Going up again this week is Samantha Fox with her second chart hit of this year, which climbs two places.
28. Motley Crue – “Girls Girls Girls”
Also going up but with their very first UK top 40 charting single are Motley Crue who made their debut last week and rise seven places.
27. Black – “Sweetest Smile”
Going the other way are Black with their/his first top 40 hit, which leaves the top twenty, down twelve places.
26. Errol Brown – “Personal Touch”
And down too comes Errol brown with his first single as a solo artist, which drops back one place after a good climb last week.
25. The Gap Band – “Oops Up Side Your Head”
Just the bottom of the top twenty this time for The Gap Band’s re-issued 1980 top five hit as they fall five places.
24. Marillion – “Sugar Mice”
Falling three places are Marillion with the latest single from their “Clutching At Straws” album, which is down to No.4 on the album chart.
23. Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram – “Somewhere Out There”
Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram’s duet from the film ‘An American Tail’ came onto the UK chart last week and has an even better second as they move up fifteen places.
22. Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
Also have a great second week is Sinitta with her second single to make the top 40 as she climbs eleven places with one of five Stock Aitken Waterman songs on this weeks chart.
21. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well” Terence Trent D’Arby‘s debut album, “Introducing The Hardline According to…”, stays at No.2 for a third week while the second single from it falls ten places in its eighth week on the singles chart.
20. Judy Boucher – “You Caught My Eye”
It looks like Judy Boucher will not be getting a second top ten hit as her latest drops back two places this week.
19. Shakin Stevens – “A Little Boogie Woogie”
And after a climb last week, Shakey is also coming down with the first cover version from his upcoming album, which falls seven places.
18. Luther Vandross – “I Really Didn’t Mean it”
The first single from Luther Vandross’ current album to go top twenty here remains so but he also falls two places.
17. Stock Aitken Waterman – “Roadblock”
As I said earlier, there are five Stock Aitken Waterman songs on this week’s chart and this is from the producers themselves. They made their own debut last week and go up thirteen places and into the top twenty in week two.
16. Def Leppard – “Animal”
British rock band Def Leppard made their top 40 debut last week finally after eight years of trying and the song that did it rockets up eighteen places seven days later.
14. Mel and Kim – “F.L.M.”
And here is number five as Mel and Kim fall out of the top ten and down six places with the title track of their very first album.
13. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk” Bruce Willis is under the top ten this week for the first time in over two months as he drops out and down seven places.
12. Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely”
And out comes Freddie McGregor after just one week with his first ever UK singles chart record as he falls three places.
11. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
A refreshed top ten must be coming as the former number one from the Pet Shop Boys also leaves that part of the chart, down seven places with the first from their forthcoming new album.
10. The Beastie Boys – “She’s On It”
The Beastie Boys came into the UK top ten for the first time last week with their third single to chart here, but that’s where they stay as a non-mover for a second week.
9. Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin'”
The all star recording of the Bee Gees disco classic moves off the dance floor this week as they fall back two places.
8. Spagna – “Call Me”
Italian diva Spagna come onto the UK chart for the first time last week with the fifth single from her debut album and by calling her up twenty places, she becomes this week’s highest climber!
7. New Order – “True Faith”
Keeping with the highest theme, last week’s highest new entry was from New Order, who go up twelve places and back into the top ten for the first time since “Blue Monday” in 1983.
6. Hue and Cry – “Labour Of Love”
Brothers Pat and Kane aka Hue and Cry move up into the top ten with their very first hit single this week as they climb seven places.
5. Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
Michel Jackson is back in the UK chart and with new music too along with American singer Siedah Garrett. This duet is the lead single from his upcoming new album, his first since “Thriller”, and it’s also this week’s highest new entry.
4. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
For the past nine weeks, Atlantic Starr have ‘always’ wanted a number one and they’ve been steadily climbing towards it. But sadly it doesn’t look as if it will happen as they drop back one place.
3. Heart – “Alone”
While American band Heart have also been keeping their eyes on the top spot for the same amount of time. They take two steps closer to the target spot this week.
2. Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”
The former number one week number one from Madonna came down off the top last week but she does retain second place for a second week with it.
1. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
Which means the song that pushed her out from Los Lobos gets a second week on top with the title track of the new film of the same name. But can they make it three in a row or will Heart or maybe Michael and Siedah will topple them? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!