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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16th August 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 16th 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 10th to Saturday 15th 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 nine new entrys, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. The Temptations – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”
The Temptations are back with a re-release of their 1972 number one hit which comes back to the UK chart for a second time.


39. The Beastie Boys – “She’s On It”
Lots of big changes in the top twenty this week, which means there are a lot of big droppers leaving that part of the chart. The Beastie Boys begin the run with a fall of twenty one places.

38. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s A Sin”
Following them are the Pet Shop Boys with their former number one, which slides down nineteen places with nine weeks on the chart.

37. Mel and Kim – “F.L.M.”
Mel and Kim left the top twenty last week and after seven weeks on the chart with this single, they are down fourteen places.

36. Bruce Willis – “Under The Boardwalk”
Bruce Willis is caught up in the changes. After three months on the chart with his second single, he descends sixteen places.

35. Then Jerico – “The Motive”
There’s a top 40 debut next for an English band that have been releasing singles since 1985. Then Jerico finally make it with the fifth single from their debut album, which was released earlier this year.


34. Samantha Fox – “I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)”
Samantha Fox does surrender to the spirit of the night as her latest peaks and falls back nine places on this week’s chart.

33. Black – “Wonderful Life”
Colin Vearncombe aka Black has recently scored his first chart hit with “Sweetest Smile” and hot off the back of that he re-issues another single that didn’t quite make it last time and gets a second new entry.

32. Freddie McGregor – “Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely”
Freddie McGregor’s first UK chart hit has seen him reach the top ten, so we await more to follow. This one is down seventeen places for now.

31. Luther Vandross – “I Really Didn’t Mean it”
The fourth single from Luther Vandross from his album “Give Me The Reason” is the highest charting here so far, but after six weeks, he falls ten places.

30. Motley Crue – “Girls Girls Girls”
Motley Crue’s first UK top 40 hit has now been around for a whole month, but after two weeks of climbing, they fall back down four places.

29. Kim Wilde – “Say You Really Want Me”
Going the other way is Kim Wilde‘s latest single from her “Another Step” album, which came onto the chart last week and is up four places this week.

28. Bananarama – “I Heard A Rumour”
Bananarama are down twelve places and out of the top twenty this week with their brand new song, still one of five on the chart from Stock Aitken Waterman.

27. Metallica – “The $5.98 EP”
US heavy metal band Metallica formed in 1981 and have enjoyed success on the rock charts there but with little success on the singles chart. They break that gap here this week in the UK with their very first chart entry with their first EP of songs.

26. Boogie Box High – “Jive Talkin'”
The all star recording of “Jive Talkin'” from the Bee Gees leaves the top twenty for the first time inh over a month as it goes down nine places.

25. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Happy When It Rains”
The Jesus and Mary Chain came back to the top 40 for the second time last week and move up five places with the follow up to “April Skies”.

24. The Cult – “Wild Flower”
The Cult get a new entry this week, their third of this year and the third single to come from their current album, “Electric”.

23. Sherrick – “Just Call”
American singer Sherrick’s debut single continues to climb the UK chart. He’s up eight places this week as he hopes for a top twenty move in seven days time.

22. Whitney Houston – “Didn’t We Almost Have It All?”
Whitney is back this week with the follow up to her two week chart topper and the second single from her new album, simply called “Whitney”.


21. Bon Jovi – “Never Say Goodbye”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Bon Jovi with their second charting single in the UK this year, which has a good second week with a climb of eight places.

20. Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart”
The duo of Wax entered the top 40 for the very first time last week with this song, which has a very good second week, with a climb of fourteen places.

19. Prince – “U Got The Look”
Having an even better week is Prince with the third single from his latest album, which was also new on last week and with a climb of nineteen places, he is the highest of all this week.

18. Five Star – “Whenever You’re Ready”
Five Star are back for the fourth time this year, but this time it’s with bran d new music as they prepare to release their third studio album. This new entry, gives them their eighth consecutive top twenty hit in a row!

17. Atlantic Starr – “Always”
Leaving the top ten with their biggest UK hit to date are Atlantic Starr with a drop of ten places, now with three whole months on the chart.

16. Stock Aitken Waterman – “Roadblock”
The producers with five songs on the chart are Stock Aitken Waterman, but their own recording is falling back three places this week.

15. Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”
Also falling is Madonna with her former number one, which leaves the top ten, down seven places.

14. Heart – “Alone”
And that also goes for Heart with their biggest UK chart hit to date, which is down nine places.

13. The Smiths – “Girlfriend In A Coma”
The Smiths score a big new entry with another track from their “Strangeways, Here We Come” album, which is their third in a row to make the top twenty.


12. Hue and Cry – “Labour Of Love”
The Kane brothers, Hue and Cry, are out of the top ten with their first chart hit, which is down six places, after spending the past two weeks as a non-mover.

11. Pseudo Echo – “Funky Town”
Australian band Pseudo Echo‘s cover of Lipps Inc.’s number one is heading even closer to the original’s chart high as they enter the upper half of the chart with a climb of thirteen places that nearly takes them into the top ten!

10. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?”
Chris and Neil have taken a big drop with their former number one this week, but only to make way for a second chart entry and this week’s highest new entry of all. And they’ve brought along a very special guest with them. Making her first chart appearance since “How Can I Be Sure?” in 1970, Dusty Springfield is back!

9. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
Last week’s highest climber from Wet Wet Wet moves into the top ten to give the boys two out of two as they are up three places.

8. Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram – “Somewhere Out There”
Also coming into the top ten for the very first time are Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram with their duet, which is also up three places.

7. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
Coming down five places is the former number one from Los Lobos and the title theme of the movie of the same name.

6. Def Leppard – “Animal”
British rockers Def Leppard continue their climb of the chart with their very first top 40 entry, which is three places higher.

5. New Order – “True Faith”
The new single from New Order slips back on this week, but remains in the top five. Their best of album, “Substance”, is out tomorrow.

4. Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
It’s been another good week for Sinitta as she climbs six more places to put her back in the top five, where her only other top 40 hit to date, “So Macho”, peaked.

3. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
While her fellow Stock Aitken Waterman artist, Rick Astley, is up eleven places with his debut single, to give the producers two top five hits for the very first time.

2. Spagna – “Call Me”
Italy’s Spagna is up one place with her first UK chart hit as she edges ever closer to the top spot. Will she make that one place climb this time next week…?

1. Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
For this week, it’s no change as Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett keep the top spot for a second week with their duet and the first single to come from Michael’s new album, which is out in two weeks time. Can they make it three in a row, or will Spagna, Rick Astley or Sinitta move them aside? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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