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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 6th September 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 6th September 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 31st August to Saturday 5th September 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, ten climbers and three non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Sherrick – “Just Call”
Sherrick’s debut single has spent seven weeks on the UK chart as he leaves us, twelve places lower than last week.

39. The Smiths – “Girlfriend In A Coma”
The Smiths, on the other hand, have made it just four weeks with their latest offering, which drops fourteen places.

38. Stock Aitken Waterman – “Roadblock”
Producers Stock Aitken Waterman still have three songs on the chart and one of them is their very own, this one, which is down just five places this week.

37. David Bowie – “Never Let Me Down”
David Bowie is back with a new entry this week, his third of this year. This one is the title track of his current album and follows on from “Time Will Crawl”, back in April.

36. Karel Fialka – “Hey Matthew”
There’s another new entry and a UK chart debut next for Indian singer and songwriter, Karel Fialka, who has been releasing music for three years now, but finally makes the big top 40 for the very first time this week.

35. The Communards – “Tomorrow”
Jimmy and Richard also get a new entry and they have new music on the way as they prepare to release their second studio album later this year, from which, this is the lead single.


34. Madonna – “Who’s That Girl?”
Madonna‘s former number one wins a ninth week on the UK chart as she goes down eight places with the title song from her latest movie.

33. Luther Vandross – “Stop To Love”
Quick as a flash, Luther Vandross returns to the UK chart with the follow up to “I Didn’t Really Mean It”, which only left us two weeks ago, with another track from his album, “Give Me The Reason”.

32. WASP – “Scream Until You Like It”
US heavy metal band, WASP, made their UK chart debut last week and it seems we want more as the song climbs eight places, seven days later.

31. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
The former number one from Los Lobos is down eight places this week as they, like Madonna, also accumulate nine weeks on the UK singles chart.

30. Hue and Cry – “Labour Of Love”
Brothers Hue and Cry are down seven places this week with their very first top 40 hit, and we look forward to more from their debut album, “Seduced And Abandoned”.

29. Jonathan Butler – “Lies”
Chart newcomer Jonathan Butler has a good second week with his first top 40 single, which is up nine places.

28. House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of The House – “House Nation”
Keeping with the chart debut theme, House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of The House, make their first appearance on the UK top 40 with this new entry. The House Master Boyz are Keith Farley and Terry Farley, while the Rude Boy Of The House is Farley Keith Williams! Confused?!


27. New Order – “True Faith”
New Order’s best of, “Substance”, is out now and this is the first original song from it, which falls eight places and out of the top twenty.

26. Depeche Mode – “Never Let Me Down Again”
It’s not been a good week for Depeche Mode with their brand new single, which was last week’s highest new entry, but actually falls back four places in week two!

25. Def Leppard – “Animal”
Def Leppard’s fourth studio album, “Hysteria”, has been number one on both the UK and US album charts and the lead single gave them their first UK chart hit. Seven weeks on, it’s down eight places.

24. Level 42 – “It’s Over”
Coming back for a third time this year are Level 42 with the third single from their latest album, “Running In The Family”, which is a new entry.


23. Five Star – “Whenever You’re Ready”
Five Star‘s new album is coming very soon and this is the lead single, but it missed the top ten two weeks ago and this week falls ten places.

22. Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram – “Somewhere Out There”
Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram’s duet from the film ‘An American Tail’ has been in the UK top 40 for ten weeks now as it drops six places and out of the upper half of the chart.

21. Whitney Houston – “Didn’t We Almost Have It All?”
Which is followed by Whitney’s latest, having been a non-mover for the last two weeks, she goes down seven places with the follow up to her two week chart topper.

20. Pseudo Echo – “Funky Town”
Australian band Pseudo Echo are down ten places this week and out of the top ten with their cover of Lipps Inc.s former number one.

19. Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero”
But it’s a very good week for Johnny Hates Jazz, who made their second return to the top 40 last week and show signs of winning a second top ten hit with this powerful climb of fifteen places.

18. Then Jerico – “The Motive”
UK band Then Jerico‘s very first top 40 charting single came into the top twenty last week, but remains there, in the same position for a second week.

17. Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
Michael Jackson’s new album, “Bad”, is straight into number one this week on the album chart while the lead single with Siedah Garrett drops ten places on the singles chart.

16. Squeeze – “Hourglass”
Squeeze are back in the UK top twenty for the first time in six years as their brand new single goes up another five places.

15. The Housemartins – “Me And The Farmer”
Also back in the top twenty but for the second time this year are The Housemartins with the latest offering from their second album, which is up twelve places.

14. Spagna – “Call Me”
Italy’s Spagna takes a dive of eight places this week as she leaves the UK top ten with a song that she took to number one in her home country.

13. Prince – “U Got The Look”
Also going down are Prince and Sheena Easton with the third single to come from “Sign O’The Times”, which just misses the top ten as it falls back two places.

12. Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart”
Also missing the top ten again this week are Wax with their very first top 40 hit single, which is a non-mover for a third consecutive week!

11. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume”
Producers and DJ’s MARRS came onto the chart last week with their debut single and they really are pumping up the places with a whopping climb of twenty four places, indeed, this week’s highest of all!

10. LeVert – “Casanova”
US group Levert went top twenty last week and they go top ten this week with a climb of ten places with their very first UK chart hit.

9. Black – “Wonderful Life”
Black’s second top ten hit takes a step backwards this week and it looks like Colin’s second chart entry has peaked where the other one did only two months ago.

8. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
That also goes for Wet Wet Wet’s second charting single, which beat the first last week but falls back three places this week.

7. Cliff Richard – “Some People”
Cliff Richard’s brand new single has come out five weeks before his brand new album is released and in week three it goes up eight more places.

6. Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
Sinitta has been holding on to the same spot for the past three weeks, along with her ‘toy boy’, but her night is over as she goes down two places.

5. T’Pau – “Heart And Soul”
British band T’Pau were last week’s highest climber with their very first top 40 single, which has already been a top five hit in America. They replicate that with a further climb of four places this week.

4. U2 – “Where The Streets Have No Name”
This week’s highest new entry comes from U2 with the third single to come from their now multi-Platinum selling album, “The Joshua Tree”, and it also gives them three top ten hits in a row from it.


3. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?”
Chris and Neil and Dusty have been satisfied with second place for the last two weeks but their joint effort is down one place this week.

2. The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys – “Wipeout”
Doing a swap with them is one part old and one part new, The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys take their version of “Wipeout” one place higher and one place nearer the very top!

1. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
But for this week it’s three in a row for Rick Astley as his debut single remains the biggest seller of all in the UK. Will he make it four, or can The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys or U2 take over and give him a rest? 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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