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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 9th August 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 9th 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 3rd to Saturday 8th 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 five new entrys, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. a-ha – “The Living Daylights”
a-ha fall ten places this week but manage to stay on the top 40 for a seventh with their James Bond title song.

39. Black – “Sweetest Smile”
While Black falls twelve places with his very first top 40 charting single and there’s another one on the way very soon…

38. Prince – “U Got The Look”
Prince gets a new entry this week with the third single to come from his “Sign O’The Times” album and it’s his third of this year.


37. Marillion – “Sugar Mice”
Marillion are going down this week with their latest single, which is thirteen places lower after a month on the chart.

36. Echo and The Bunnymen – “Lips Like Sugar”
Echo and The Bunnymen got their second chart entry of the year this time last week and they make a very cautious climb of just one place seven days later.

35. Errol Brown – “Personal Touch”
Hot Chocolate’s Errol Brown is down nine places with his debut solo single and he’s made a start on an album too, although we won’t see anything just yet.

34. Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart”
Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold formed the dup Wax in 1983 and have already released six singles although none have made the top 40. That all changes today as they make an entrance with the first single to come from their upcoming third studio album.

33. Kim Wilde – “Say You Really Want Me”
Kim Wilde is no stranger to the top 40, she’s had two chart hits from her current album, “Another Step”, and she returns with the third, hoping for a third top ten hit in a row.


32. The Gap Band – “Oops Up Side Your Head”
The Gap Band’s re-released 1980 top ten hit has had a second life on the UK chart this year, it’s been around for six weeks and falls seven places.

31. Sherrick – “Just Call”
American singer Sherrick’s debut single came onto the UK singles chart last week and he makes a climb of eight places in week two.

30. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Happy When It Rains”
The Jesus and Mary Chain get a new entry this week, their second ever on the top 40 and the follow up to “April Skies”, three months ago.

29. Bon Jovi – “Never Say Goodbye”
Bon Jovi return with the third single to come from their current album, “Slippery When Wet” and it’s this week’s highest new entry.

28. Shakin Stevens – “A Little Boogie Woogie”
Shakey leaves the top twenty with the first cover to come from is upcoming covers album. He’s down nine places this week.

27. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Wishing Well”
Terence Trent D’Arby is also down, just six places for him, with the second single to come from his debut album, which holds on for a third week at No.2 this week.

26. Motley Crue – “Girls Girls Girls”
Motley Crue continue to climb with their first UK hit single, which is up two places, three weeks on.

25. Samantha Fox – “I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)”
Also going up is Samantha Fox with her latest offering, four weeks since she joined us and four places higher than before.

24. Pseudo Echo – “Funky Town”
Australian band Pseudo Echo made their UK chart debut last week with this cover of Lipps Inc.’s 1980 UK number two hit and they want to at least match that and move closer with a climb of twelve places this week.

23. Mel and Kim – “F.L.M.”
Mel and Kim‘s latest, and the title track of their first album, is down nine places and out of the top twenty this week.

22. Judy Boucher – “You Caught My Eye”
And that also goes for Judy Boucher with her second UK chart hit, which is down just two places.

21. Luther Vandross – “I Really Didn’t Mean It”
Making it three in a row is Luther Vandross with the first top twenty hit from his most recent album as he is three places lower than last week.

20. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Bruce Willis‘ latest single has now been on the UK chart for three months. But his hugely successful version of The Drifters classic is down seven places this week.

19. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
Chris and Neil‘s former number on can boast of two months as it falls eight places this week. Their brand new album is ready and it’s out in four weeks time!

18. The Beastie Boys – “She’s On It”
The Beastie Boys first UK top ten hit has been a non-mover at the bottom of the big ten for the past two weeks, but is no longer as they also go down eight places.

17. Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin'”
The all star remake of the Bee Gees classic is also going down eight places as they too leave the top ten after three weeks there.

16. Bananarama – “I Heard A Rumour”
A more sedate descent for the Bananarama girls as they slip back another one place this week with their latest and newest recording.

15. Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely”
While it’s three places for Freddie MacGregor’s first UK chart hit as it takes a slow, summery descent of the top twenty.

14. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
There are still five Stock Aitken Waterman songs on this weeks chart and this is the newest from their brand new artist, 21 year old Rick Astley, who zooms up eighteen places in his second week with every intention of being the next big thing.

13. Stock Aitken Waterman – “Roadblock”
Speaking of which, here are the boys themselves with their own recording which is up four places. Four out of their five singles on this weeks chart are in the top twenty!

12. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
It’s been a great week for Wet Wet Wet with their second single, which was a new entry last week, and with a climb of nineteen places, it makes them this weeks highest!


11. Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram – “Somewhere Out There”
American singers Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram also have a good week, and for the second week running get a big climb. This week, it’s twelve places to land just outside the big ten.

10. Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
The highest of the five Stock Aitken Waterman songs on the chart this week comes from Sinitta, who rushes her ‘toy boy’ into the top ten, up twelve places.

9. Def Leppard – “Animal”
Also coming into the top ten are Def Leppard with their very first UK chart hit, which is up seven places.

8. Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”
Madonna‘s former number has been holding on to second place for the past two weeks, but does so no longer as she drops six places.

7. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
With three months on the UK singles chart this week are Atlantic Starr with their highest and best seller so far, even if it’s three places lower than last week.

6. Hue and Cry – “Labour Of Love”
Brotherly duo Hue and Cry‘s first top 40 hit moved just below the top five last week and unfortunately, that’s where it will remain for a second week.

5. Heart – “Alone”
Time is up for Heart‘s biggest UK chart hit, which has spent eight weeks climbing to the top three, but falls back two places this week.

4. New Order – “True Faith”
Meanwhile, New Order’s latest and newest song moves up into the top five with a climb of three places, as they prepare to release their new album in one week’s time.

3. Spagna – “Call Me”
Last week’s highest climber from Ivana Spagna really means business as she is up five more places with her very first UK chart hit.

2. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
After two weeks on top, the title song from the film, ‘La Bamba’, from Los Lobos leaves the top position and drops back one place.

1. Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
Which means we have a new number one and it’s last week’s highest new entry from Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett, who go up four places to give Michael his first UK chart topper since “Billie Jean” in 1983 and Siedah’s very first. Good start to his new album, which is out in a few weeks time. But can they make it two weeks, or will Spagna or New Order knock them off? There’s only one way to find out…

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