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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 4th October 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 4th October 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 28th September to Saturday 3rd October 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 six new entrys, fourteen climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Beastie Boys – “Girls/She’s Crafty”
The Beastie Boys are back with another new entry on the UK top 40 this year. This is the third to make it this far from their debut album, “Licenced to Ill”.

39. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
Also coming back are Fleetwood Mac with the follow up to their top ten hit, “Big Love”. This is the second single to break the top 40 from their current, multi-Platinum album, “Tango In The Night”.

38. Was Not Was – “Walk The Dinosaur”
American band Was Not Was formed in 1979 by David Weiss and Don Fagenson, who changed their stage surnames to Was and Was. They’ve released a number of singles and albums but this is the first to reach the top 40 here, so we welcome them today!

37. Los Lobos – “Come On Let’s Go”
Los Lobos did that earlier this Summer when they also hit number one with “La Bamba”. Here comes the follow up, which gives them a new entry too.


36. ABC – “The Night You Murdered Love”
Taking a break from the new entry’s for a second, ABC are down five places with their second chart hit of this year.

35. Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”
But we return to them straight away with Billy Idol and it’s with a new recording for him, but a cover of a Tommy James and the Shondells 1968 song that reached No.3 over here and topped the US singles chart.

34. Five Star – “Strong As Steel”
This is where the new entry’s end as Five Star complete this week’s new batch with the highest of all and the second track to come from their brand new album, which was released last month.


33. Jonathan Butler – “Lies”
Lies have done Jonathan Butler no good as his first UK chart hit sinks nine places this week, after six weeks on the chart.

32. Sinitta – “Toy Boy”
Sinitta‘s “Toy Boy” has mustered eleven weeks now and she is down twelve places with her Stock Aitken Waterman penned hit this week.

31. Mick Jagger – “Let’s Work”
Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger, came onto the chart last week all on his own with this new single and it’s up two places in week two.

30. Heart – “Who Will You Run To?”
The latest single to break the UK top 40 for Heart is a non-mover this week, as they run to no one and no where.

29. Jellybean featuring Steven Dante – “The Real Thing”
Overtaking them is producer Jellybean and British singer Steven Dante, who go up eleven places in their second week on the chart.

28. Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
Coming out of the upper half of the chart are Def Leppard with the follow up to their top ten hit, “Animal”, which is down ten places.

27. The Communards – “Tomorrow”
Also going down are Richard and Jimmy with their brand new single and the first from their second studio album together, down four places.

26. LeVert – “Casanova”
Leaving the top twenty this week are American group LeVert with their very first chart hit here, which falls nine places.

25. Chic – “Jack Le Freak”
Also leaving that part of the chart are Chic with the 1987 remix of their 1977 original, which is down six places.

24. Shakin’ Stevens – “Come See About Me”
Shakey is moving up again this week, three more places for him, with the second remake to come from his new album of cover versions.

23. Steve Winwood – “Valerie ’87”
Steve Winwood continues to improve upon his already better performing chart high with this reworked version of a 1982 single, which is up thirteen places this week.

22. Steve Walsh – “I Found Lovin'”
Also taking a big leap is Steve Walsh of Kansas with his first solo chart hit, which is a very healthy seveteen places higher than his entry of last week.

21. Erasure – “The Circus”
While up eighteen places go Vince and Andy with the title track of their current album, hoping for a third consecutive top twenty placing next week.

20. Bruce Springsteen – “Brilliant Disguise”
Bruce Springsteen came onto the chart last week with new music and he is going upward too, but only by one place, which does take him into the top twenty!

19. Level 42 – “It’s Over”
Going the other way are Level 42, who drop four places with the latest offering from the “Running In The Family” album.

18. The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys – “Wipeout”
Falling six places is the old and new ‘gathering’ of The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys with their cover of The Surfaris classic.

17. T’Pau – “Heart And Soul”
T’Pau‘s debut album, “Bridge Of Spies”, is out now and it features this US/UK top five hit, which is down six places here this week.

16. Gary Numan – “Cars (E Reg Model)”
Gary Numan’s ode to the new registration plate using his old model seems to be stuck in the garage as he is a non-mover this week.

15. The Fatback Band – “I Found Lovin'”
Several big climbers this week and this is one of them, though not the highest, as The Fatback band enter the UK top twenty for the first time in eleven years with a big climb of nineteen places.

14. Karel Fialka – “Hey Matthew”
Karel Fialka’s very first UK chart hit single leaves the top ten this week, down four places.

13. Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero”
There’s a little good news for Johnny Hates Jazz this week after dropping three places on last week’s chart, they actually go back upwards, even if it’s only one place higher!

12. Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights”
Kiss are among the big movers this week and with a leap of twenty places, they are in fact the highest climbers of all!


11. House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House – “House Nation”
Just slipping out of the top ten this week are the House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, who descend three places.

10. Madonna – “Causing A Commotion”
Madonna continues to cause a commotion in the UK top 40 with the second single to come from her film, ‘Who’s That Girl?’, but she does so five places lower.

9. LL Cool J – “I Need Love”
LL Cool J’s very first UK chart hit made it to the top ten last week, but he progresses no further with a non-mover this week.

8. Cliff Richard – “Some People”
Cliff Richard’s latest chart success is going down again, after five week in the top five, he drops four places.

7. Sisters Of Mercy – “This Corrosion”
The Sisters Of Mercy made their top 40 debut last week as the highest new entry of the pack and move into the top ten seven days later with a climb of six places.

6. The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
Also a new entry last week and a welcome return came from The Bee Gees, who have a highly successful week two as they are boosted sixteen places higher.

5. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme”
Jan Hammer is going up too, again, with the second UK top 10 hit from the Miami Vice TV series, which is up one more place.

4. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
The former number one from Rick Astley is down two places this week, remaining in the top five for an eighth week, however.

3. Michael Jackson – “Bad”
Michael Jackson stays top of the album chart for a fifth week with the album that shares the same name as this single, which holds steady for a second week in third place.

2. Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding – “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)”
Last week’s highest climber came from Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Abigail Mead along with Nigel Goulding from his latest film. It’s up five places this week and marching all the way to the top…

1. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume”
But for this week, there is a non-mover at the top for a second week from the men from MARRS with their dance chart number one. But can they make it three in a row, or will Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding, Jan Hammer or someone else take over at the top? 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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