CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 27th September 1987
UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 27th 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 21st to Saturday 26th 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 ten new entrys, ten climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Jellybean featuring Steven Dante – “The Real Thing” American producer John Benitez likes to call himself Jellybean. He’s already worked with Whitney Houston and Madonna and clocked up two number one’s on the US dance chart. Now he makes his UK chart debut with British singer Steven Dante on vocals.
39. Steve Walsh – “I Found Lovin'” Also from America is singer Steve Walsh of the band Kansas. He’s going solo for this chart entry and his first over here in the UK.
38. Erasure – “The Circus” No strangers to the top 40 this year are Erasure. They’ve already had two hit from their second album and this is the title track which gives them a third.
37. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Little Mystery” Wet Wet Wet’s debut album is called “Popped In, Souled Out” and it features two top ten hits. This one is the second and it’s down sixteen places this week.
36. Steve Winwood – “Valerie ’87” Steve Winwood is back in the UK top 40 for the first time this year and it’s with a new version of a 1982 single that didn’t make it this far.
35. Wax – “Bridge To Your Heart” Wax notch up three whole months on the top 40 with their very first hit single as they descend eleven places this week.
34. The Fatback Band – “I Found Lovin'” There are two new entry’s this week with the same title, this one comes from The Fatback back, who were last in the UK top 40 back in 1977 with “Double Dutch”. This is a re-issue of a single from 1984 that was also released last year, but failed on both occasions.
33. Mick Jagger – “Let’s Work” Rolling Stone Mick Jagger goes solo for this new entry and it’s the lead single from his second studio album, “Primitive Cool”, which is out now.
32. Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights” American rockers, Kiss, were last in the UK top 40 in 1983 with “Lick It Up”, this is the first single to come from their forthcoming fourteenth studio album and it gives them a new entry this week.
31. ABC – “The Night You Murdered Love” There’s no movement for ABC this week with their second chart hit of this year, which comes from their fourth studio album, due for release in two weeks time.
30. Heart – “Who Will You Run To?” US rock chicks Heart are on the move this week, overtaking ABC with a climb of nine places with the follow up to their massive hit, “Alone“.
29. U2 – “Where The Streets Have No Name” Four weeks on the chart and U2 are this low with the latest single from “The Joshua Tree”, which sinks sixteen places.
28. Luther Vandross – “Stop For Love” Luther Vandross is going down again, although rather more gently, as he lands just three places lower than he was before.
27. Shakin’ Stevens – “Come See About Me” “Come See About Me” was originally recorded by The Supremes in 1964 and it’s one of many cover versions on Shakey’s new album and it’s also going up seven places this week.
26. Black – “Wonderful Life” Black falls nine this week with his second re-issued single of this year, while his album of the same name remains top twenty.
25. Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” Chris, Neil and Dusty are also leaving the upper half of the chart with their former number two hit, which is down ten places.
24. Jonathan Butler – “Lies” I have no lies to tell you, Jonathan Butler, only the truth, and the truth is, you’re down six places and also out of the top twenty!
23. The Communards – “Tomorrow” One band going neither up nor down are The Communards. Their new single is a non-mover this week and their new album is out next month.
22. The Bee Gees – “You Win Again” The Bee Gees have been very quiet this whole decade, but they’ve not been completely inactive, producing hit songs for Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross among others. They are back this week, however, with brand new music and a big new entry!
21. Bruce Springsteen – “Billiant Disguise” Also back this week is The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, with new music and a new album on the horizon, This is the lead single and it puts him back in the UK top 40 for the second time this year in fact.
20. Sinitta – “Toy Boy” Sinitta has one of the year’s biggest sellers and it only reached number four. Eleven weeks on and she’s still top twenty but down six places.
19. Chic – “Jack Le Freak” The new version of “Le Freak” from Chic is back in the top twenty for the first time in nine years with a climb of three places.
18. Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me” Moving up two places are Def Leppard with the second single from their album, “Hysteria”, which is already their most successful to date.
17. LeVert – “Casanova” American group LeVert fall five places with their first UK singles chart hit, which features on their third studio album, “The Big Throwdown”.
16. Gary Numan – “Cars (E Reg Model)” It’s been a good week for Gary Numan. His re-registered classic, “Cars” is back in the top twenty as he goes up ten places.
15. Level 42 – “It’s Over” After just seven days in the top ten, Level 42 are out with the latest from the “Running In The Family” album, which is down five places.
14. Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero” The latest Johnny Hates Jazz single didn’t even make it that far as they go down three places having just missed out on a second one this year.
13. Sisters Of Mercy – “This Corrosion” UK band the Sisters Of Mercy have been together since 1980 and already released two albums and a number of singles. None of them have come this far, but today they finally reach the top 40 and not only that, they are the highest new entry!
12. The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys – “Wipeout” The rather odd pairing of The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys has produced a surprising hit recently with this cover version, as they fall five places and out of the top ten.
11. T’Pau – “Heart And Soul” Also out of the top ten are T’Pau with their very fist chart success. Their UK/US top five hit is down five places here this week.
10. Karel Fialka – “Hey Matthew” Karel Fialka’s very first UK chart hit reached the top ten last week but he slips back one place, remaining inside for a second, however.
9. LL Cool J – “I Need Love” LL Cool J is another artist making his first UK chart appearance and he moves into the top ten with a climb of seven places.
8. House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House – “House Nation” The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House have been about for a month now but their very first UK top 40 single is a non-mover this week.
7. Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding – “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” Composers Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding came to the UK singles chart for the first time last week with this track from Abigail’s dads new film of the same name. With a climb of TWENTY SIX places, they can only expect to be this week’s highest of all by a mile!
6. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme” Meanwhile, last week’s highest climber was from the television and it came from composer Jan Hammer. He moves up thirteen more places to bag his second top ten hit here.
5. Madonna – “Causing A Commotion” Staying with the movie theme, this song from Madonna‘s latest, ‘Who’s That Girl?’, is down one place on last week.
4. Cliff Richard – “Some People” Also going down one is Cliff Richard with his best performing song since his number one, “The Young Ones”, last year.
3. Michael Jackson – “Bad” The all move away for last week’s highest new entry from Jacko with the title track of his current number one album, which is up two places in week two.
2. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up” And there are changes at the top as Rick Astley gives way to someone else after five weeks on top with his debut single, which is down one place.
1. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume” Who are the men from MARRS. After two weeks at number two, they go up one place to become Britain’s new number one! But can they keep it, or will Michael Jackson or perhaps Jan Hammer take over from them? There’s only one way to find out…
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