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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 13th September 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 13th 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 7th to Saturday 12th 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, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Def Leppard – “Animal”
With two months on the chart with their very first hit single, Def Leppard descend fifteen places and prepare to leave.

39. ABC – “The Night You Murdered Love”
ABC are back with a new entry and the follow up to their recent chart hit, “When Smokey Sings”. This is the second single to come from their forthcoming new album.


38. New Order – “True Faith”
New Order’s brand new song from their greatest hits album, “Substance”, has been on the chart for two months as well as they go down eleven places this week.

37. Five Star – “Whenever You’re Ready”
While Five Star‘s new song can only boast of five weeks on the chart. They take a plunge of fourteen places with the first track to come from their new album.

36. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme”
Czech-American composer Jan Hammer was last on the UK chart two years ago with the “Miami Vice Theme”. He makes his return with this new entry, which comes from the sequel soundtrack, “Miami Vice 2”.

35. Gary Numan – “Cars (E Reg Model)”
Gary Numan has a new entry too and it’s with his old hit “Cars” but with a twist and a nod to the new car registration letter that has recently been launched!


34. David Bowie – “Never Let Me Down”
The title track of Bowie’s current album made the top 40 last week and it climbs two places in its second week.

33. Chic – “Jack Le Freak”
Chic make a return to the UK singles chart for the first time this decade with a new version of their former 1978 top ten hit, which reached No.7 here, eleven years ago.

32. Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram – “Somewhere Out There”
With eleven weeks on the UK chart, Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram take their theme from the film, ‘An American Tail’, down ten places.

31. Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
Def Leppard need not worry about their two month old single leaving the chart as they come back right on top of it with this new entry and the second track to be taken from their album, “Hysteria”.

30. Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
Michael Jackson remains top of the album chart with “Bad” while the lead single with Siedah Garrett falls thirteen places on the singles chart.

29. Depeche Mode – “Never Let Me Down Again”
Depeche Mode‘s new album is out in two weeks time and this is the second single from it and it’s down three more places in week three on the chart.

28. Whitney Houston – “Didn’t We Almost Have It All?”
Whitney is down seven places with the second single from her current, self-titled second album in her fifth week on the chart.

27. Pseudo Echo – “Funky Town”
Notching up ten weeks is the former number one single from Australia’s Pseudo Echo in their home country, which is seven places lower and out of the top twenty this week.

26. LL Cool J – “I Need Love”
American rapper James Smith goes by the name of LL Cool J and he’s been recording for three years now. He’s so far had two singles on the US dance chart from his first album and his second was released earlier this year. This is the second single from it and it brings him to the UK singles chart for the very first time.


25. The Communards – “Tomorrow”
No stranger to the chart is Jimmy Somerville. Whether with Bronski Beat or with Richard Coles as one half of The Communards. This is their newest single and it’s up ten places this week.

24. Luther Vandross – “Stop To Love”
Going up nine is Luther Vandross with the latest cut from last year’s album, “Give Me The Reason”, which is the fourth to be released in the UK, although it was released as the second in America at the end of last year.

23. Prince – “U Got The Look”
Prince along with guest vocalist Sheena Easton take their ‘duet’ out of the top twenty and down ten places this week.

22. Then Jerico – “The Motive”
Following them are British group Then Jerico with their first top 40 hit, which has been a non-mover for the past two weeks but drops four places this week.

21. Spagna – “Call Me”
Ivana Spagna slips out of the UK top twenty also with her huge Euro hit. Now with ten weeks on our chart, she falls seven places.

20. Karel Fialka – “Hey Matthew”
It’s been a good week for Karel Fialka with his very first UK chart hit single, which propels fourteen places up and into the upper half of the chart.

19. Squeeze – “Hourglass”
But Squeeze’s first and biggest singles chart hit for six years has gone as far as it can as they fall back three places this week.

18. Jonathan Butler – “Lies”
Jonathan Butler is moving on up. however, for a second week in a row and into the top twenty, up eleven places for him.

17. The Housemartins – “Me And The Farmer”
Going the other way are The Housemartins with their latest single, which is down two places.

16. Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart”
Wax have been a non-mover for the past three weeks with their very first top 40 single, but have had enough, as they go down four places.

15. Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero”
Going up four places are Johnny Hates Jazz with their second top 40 single, the follow up to the UK and US top ten hit, “Shattered Dreams”.

14. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery”
Both Johnny Hates Jazz and Wet Wet Wet were on the chart at the same time with their debut singles four months ago and here they are again, with The Wets down six places with their second.

13. Black – “Wonderful Life”
Colin Vearncombe aka Black is leaving the top ten this week too as his second top 40 hit falls four places.

12. House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of The House – “House Nation”
The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of The House made their UK chart debut last week as well all house with them much more this week with a climb of sixteen places, which makes them the highest of all!


11. Level 42 – “It’s Over”
Also making big moves are Level 42 with the third single to come from the “Running In The Family” album, which goes up thirteen places.

10. Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
Sinitta gets a seventh week in the top ten as she falls four places with her second top 40 charting single courtesy of the men at No.38.

9. LeVert – “Casanova”
US group LeVert move up one place in the UK top ten with their very first to chart here, the song has already gone top five Stateside, so can they manage it next week?

8. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?”
The Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield came into the top ten five weeks ago with her first UK chart hit for sixteen years, and they all go down five places this week.

7. Madonna – “Causing A Commotion”
Madonna claims this week’s highest new entry once again with the second single to come from her recent film, ‘Who’s That Girl?’, and the follow up to the title track. Will this be her third number one of the year?

6. Cliff Richard – “Some People”
Cliff will release his new album in two weeks time, this is the second single from it and the most successful so far as it makes a climb of one more place.

5. U2 – “Where The Streets Have No Name”
Not good news for last week’s highest new entry from U2 as the latest single from “The Joshua Tree” drops one place but remains in the top five.

4. T’Pau – “Heart And Soul”
Swapping with them are English band T’Pau, who go up one and into the same position this song reached in America two months ago. Can they take it higher here though?

3. The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys – “Wipeout”
The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys version of the classic “Wipeout” challenged for the top spot last week but missed out and it’s down one this week for them all.

2. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume”
Last week’s highest climber from producers MARRS takes another big stride this week as they go up nine places almost to the top. Can they pump it up just a little bit more next week…?

1. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
The young man from Lancashire, Rick Astley, keeps his place for a fourth week with his debut single, however, and gets a whole month on top with his Stock Aitken Waterman produced single. Can he make it five though, or will MARRS or T’Pau give him a break and claim their first? 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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