UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 11th 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 5th to Saturday 10th 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 one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Chic – “Jack Le Freak” The new version of Chic’s disco classic has been on the chart for five weeks this time as it drops fifteen places this week.
39. LeVert – “Casanova” Meanwhile, American group LeVert have registered their very first UK chart hit with this song that’s been around for two whole months. This week they fall thirteen places.
38. Bruce Springsteen – “Brilliant Disguise” Bruce Springsteen has a brand new album out next week but the lead single takes a big dive this week of eighteen places!
37. Heart – “Who Will You Run To?” Also going down are Heart with the latest single from their album, “Bad Animals”, which falls just seven places.
36. Ray Parker Jnr. – “I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone” We start this week’s new entry’s with the return of Ray Parker Jnr., the man who fought those ghosts back in 1984. This is the first single from a new album he has coming out and it’s also his first UK chart hit since “Ghostbusters”.
35. The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” The Cure get a new entry too with another single from this year’s album, “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me”, the third in fact and the third to make the top 40.
34. The Beastie Boys – “Girls” The Beastie Boys came onto the UK top 40 for the third time last week and are up seven places, seven days later.
33. Shakin’ Stevens – “Come See About Me” Shakin’ Stevens latest ahead of his new album, titled “Let’s Boogie”, is going down this week, nine places for him.
32. The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys – “Wipeout” There’s another big faller from the top twenty as The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys leave the upper half of the chart, down fourteen places.
31. T’Pau – “Heart And Soul” And we clearly have a refreshed chart there as T’Pau also take a nose dive of fourteen places with their very first top 40 charting single.
30. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Dance Little Sister” Terence Trent D’Arby is back with another single from his chart topping debut album. This is his third and it gives him three straight UK chart hits in a row.
29. UB40 – “Maybe Tomorrow” OB40 also return with a new entry and it’s a brand new song that will feature on a best of they have coming out in a few weeks time.
28. Karel Fialka – “Hey Matthew” Karel Fialka leaves the top twenty this week, along with a number of others, as his first UK chart hit goes down fourteen places.
27. Level 42 – “It’s Over” Following him are Level 42, who do the same and drop eight places with the latest single from the “Running In The Family” album.
26. Los Lobos – “Come On Let’s Go” Going the other way are Los Lobos with the follow up to their recent number one, which is up eleven places this week.
25. Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero” Last week, Johnny Hates Jazz went back up the chart with the second hit of this year, but seven days on they come crashing back down twelve places.
24. House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy of House – “House Nation” Another one to leave the upper half of the chart this week are House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy of House with their first UK chart hit, which is down thirteen places.
23. Gary Numan – “Cars (E Reg Model)” And still they come with Gary Numan’s reworking of his earlier 80’s hit, which is down seven places, which should give us a totally fresh top twenty this week!
22. Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree” Bananarama are back with a big new entry and the second new single from them this year, ahead of a brand new album that’s out in a few weeks time and this one, like the last, is produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.
21. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies” The second single to come from Fleetwood Mac’s album, “Tango In The Night”, arrived last week and makes a very healthy jump of eighteen places in week two.
20. The Alarm – “Rain In The Summertime” We begin the new look top twenty with this week’s highest new entry from The Alarm with brand new material and the lead single from their upcoming third studio album.
19. Steve Winwood – “Valerie ’87” Climbing ever ‘higher’ with this new version of his 1982 single is Steve Winwood who moves into the part of the chart, up four places this week.
18. Was Not Was – “Walk The Dinosaur” Making a big leap of twenty places are Was Not Was, into the UK top twenty for the very first time as this week’s highest climber!
17. Billy Idol – “Mony Mony” Billy Idol makes a re-appearance for the second time this year as he shoots up eighteen places with his latest recording.
16. Five Star – “Strong As Steel” And last week’s highest new entry from Five Star with the second single from their new album, also makes a big ascent as they move into the top twenty, up eighteen places as well.
15. Madonna – “Causing A Commotion” Madonna leaves the top ten down five places this week with the second track from her film, ‘Who’s That Girl?’.
14. Cliff Richard – “Some People” As does Cliff Richard, who falls six places with the second single to come from his new album, “Always Guaranteed”, which is out tomorrow!
13. Jellybean featuring Steven Dante – “The Real Thing” American producer and DJ Jellybean and British newcomer Steven Dante fly up the chart sixteen places with their collaboration, the first to come from Jellybean’s new studio album with collaborations from a number of guest singers on each track.
12. Erasure – “The Circus” Vince and Andy return to the top twenty this week for the third time this year as the title track of their current album climbs nine places.
11. Sisters of Mercy – “This Corrosion” The Sisters of Mercy bagged their very first top ten hit last week with this track, which sadly slips out, down three places this week.
10. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up” Rick Astley‘s former number one is down six places this week as he prepares to release a following up very soon…!
9. Steve Walsh – “I Found Lovin'” Steve Walsh makes another big climb this week, it’s up thirteen places and into the UK top ten for him as a solo artist for the very first time.
8. LL Cool J – “I Need Love” Some people found love while others need love and LL Cool J is that man. His very first UK chart hit is up one more place this week.
7. The Fatback Band – “I Found Lovin'” The theme continues with the other song called “I Found Lovin'”, which are so very close to each other now. This one is from The Fatback band and they are up eight places.
6. Michael Jackson – “Bad” The title track of Michael Jackson’s number one smash hit album is down three places on the singles chart here, having been a none mover for the past two weeks.
5. Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights” US rock giants Kiss were last week’s highest climbers and they make another move this week into the UK top five for the very first time, up seven places.
4. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme” Up also this week is composer Jan Hammer with another theme from the Miami Vice TV series, which is up one more chart position.
3. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume” All change at the top as MARRS drop two places after two weeks on top with their volumising debut chart topper.
2. Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding – “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” No change this week for composers Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding with the title theme from her dad’s current film of the same name.
1. Bee Gees – “You Win Again” We have a new number one and it’s congratulations to the Bee Gees, who go up five places to claim their very first number one of this decade and their first since “Tragedy” back in 1979! But can they keep it, or will Jan Hammer, Kiss or someone else topple them? There’s only one way to find out…
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