UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 18th 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 12th to Saturday 17th 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 eight new entrys, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Gary Numan – “Cars (E Reg Model)” Gary Numan is still selling his new registration cars in the top 40 for a sixth week, although he’s down seventeen places.
39. T’Pau – “Heart And Soul” T’Pau‘s very first UK chart hit makes three whole months on the top 40 with a drop of eight places this week, but the band have another single lined up for release in a few weeks time.
38. Amazulu – “Mony Mony” There are two versions of the same song on the chart this week and both of them are cover versions. Amazulu get a new entry with their version, which puts them back in the top 40 for the first time this year.
37. Living In A Box featuring Bobby Womack – “So The Story Goes” Living In A Box get a new entry as well with their third single to chart this year and this time they’ve teamed up with veteran performer, Bobby Womack for this collaboration.
36. House Master Boyz featuring The Rude Boy of House – “House Nation” The House Master Boyz featuring The Rude Boy of House drop twelve places this week with their very first UK top 40 charting single.
35. Cameo – “She’s Mine” While making a return with a new entry are Cameo with the fourth single to come from last year’s “Word Up” album.
34. The Christians – “When The Fingers Point” Also bagging a new entry with another album track are The Christians who return for the third time this year with the fourth single from their debut album.
33. Level 42 – “It’s Over” Level 42 survive another week in the top 40, so it’s not over just yet as they go down just six places.
32. Johnny Hates Jazz – “I Don’t Want To Be A Hero” Joining them are Johnny Hates Jazz, whose latest is down seven places. This song has also become their second hit over on the other side of the Atlantic.
31. Scarlet Fantastic – “No Memory” There’s a chart debut next with this new entry from British duo Scarlet Fantastic with their very first single, Maggie and Rick had previously been part of the band, Swans Way, who reached the top 40 in 1984 with “Soul Train”.
30. The Eurythmics – “Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)” Annie and Dave are back and this time its with new music! This new entry is the first track to come from their upcoming sixth studio album, due for release next month.
29. The Cure – “Just Like Heaven” The Cure released their latest album earlier this year and they’ve had two top thirty singles from it already. This becomes the third with a climb of six places this week.
28. Madonna – “Causing A Commotion” Madonna slides thirteen places this week with the second track from her Summer time movie, ‘Who’s That Girl?”.
27. Cliff Richard – “Some People” Cliff is also down thirteen places and out of the upper half of the chart, although it’s now been on the chart for nine weeks.
26. Sisters Of Mercy – “This Corrosion” Rock band the Sisters Of Mercy have achieved their first top ten hit with this song, which registers one whole month on the chart but falls fifteen places.
25. Steve Winwood – “Valerie ’87” In another week with a big top twenty clearout, Steve Winwood gets caught up with the new version of this song, which is down six places.
24. Ray Parker Jnr. – “I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone” …that’s what Ray Parker Jnr. thinks and he arrived on the chart last week with it and makes his views known even more this week with a climb of twelve places.
23. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Dance Little Sister” That also goes for Terence Trent D’Arby with the latest single from his debut chart topping album, which is up seven places.
22. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up” The former number one from Rick Astley takes a big plunge this week, down twelve places and out of both the top ten and the top twenty!
21. Los Lobos – “Come On Let’s Go” This is the latest from former chart toppers Los Lobos and they continue to ‘go’ upwards with another climb this week, this time of five places.
20. Michael Jackson – “Bad” The title track of Michael Jackson’s latest smash hit album leaves the top ten this week, down fourteen places.
19. Five Star – “Strong As Steel” Also going down are Five Star with the second single from their current album, which drops back three places in its third week on the chart.
18. The Alarm – “Rain In The Summertime” The Alarm made their big chart return last week and claimed the highest new entry too, this week they go up two places.
17. Pet Shop Boys – “Rent” Chris and Neil are back with a new entry and this is the third track to come from their current album, “Actually”, which follows a number one and a number two hit. Will this join them?
16. LL Cool J – “I Need Love” LL Cool J may need love but he won’t find it any longer in the UK top ten as he comes down eight places in his eighth week on our chart.
15. UB40 – “Maybe Tomorrow” UB40 are bringing out a new greatest hits album in a couple of weeks and this is one of the new tracks on it. It entered the chart last week and makes a very good climb of fourteen places this week.
14. Steve Walsh – “I Found Lovin'” LL needs it and Steve Walsh found it. The big L word, but alas for them both they seek and celebrate their search lower than they were as Steve also departs the top ten, down five places.
13. Jellybean featuring Steven Dante – “The Real Thing” New York DJ, songwriter and producer Jellybean meets British newcomer Steven Dante and they recorded this song, which made the top twenty last week. They falter and make no further advances this week, but nor do they go any further backwards.
12. Was Not Was – “Walk The Dinosaur” Last week’s highest climber saw the American group Was Not Was make the UK top twenty for the very first time with this quirky number involving walking their prehistoric pets! They carry on walking, six places higher this week.
11. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies” So do Fleetwood Mac with the second hit single from their “Tango In The Night” album, which is up a full ten places hoping to make it two top ten hits from the album next week…
10. George Michael – “Faith” This week’s highest new entry is from George Michael and it’s the title track of his very first album on his own which brings him to the top ten fot the third time this year.
9. The Fatback Band – “I Found Lovin'” The other song on the chart with the same title, but very different, comes from The Fatback Band and they remain top ten this week but down two places.
8. Billy Idol – “Mony Mony” Billy Idol has another good week as he moves up nine places and into the top ten for the first time in two years with another cover version, strangely.
7. Erasure – “The Circus” Also making a return to the top ten are Erasure with the title track of their current album, which is up five places to give them three out of four songs to make it this far.
6. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume” The former number one from MARRS has been pumping up the volume for two months now and continues to do so, albeit three places lower.
5. Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree” Bananarama are back in the top ten for the first time in over a year this week as their brand new song storms up seventeen places and becomes this week’s highest climber!
4. Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights” Kiss continue their climb of the UK singles chart this week, up just one more place, with their biggest hit over here yet.
3. Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding – “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” Composers Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding fall back one place with the title track of Abigail’s dad, Stanley Kubrick’s, latest film.
2. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme” While the small screen theme from Jan Hammer continues to rise ever closer to the top as he is p two places this week, into second place.
1. Bee Gees – “You Win Again” But for a second week, it’s the Bee Gees that claim first prize with their biggest seller for a decade and the lead single to come from their new album, “E.S.P.”. Can they make it three in a row next week, or will Jan Hammer, Kiss, or even Bananarama stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
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