UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 1st November 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 26th to 31st 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 nine new entrys, eight climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Marillion – “Warm Wet Circles” We start with a new entry and it’s from Marillion with the third single from their current album “Clutching At Straws”, which also gives them a third top 40 hit!
39. Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin” Coming back to the UK singles chart for the first time in four years is Donna Summer with this brand new song, the first from a new album she has coming out very soon.
38. Steve Walsh – “I Found Lovin'” Steve Walsh’s “I Found Lovin'” is down seventeen places this week as he is about to take it out of the UK top 40.
37. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up” While still hanging around is Rick Astley‘s debut single and former number one, after fourteen weeks, he is down nine places and with the follow up still to come…
36. The Jesus And Mary Chain – “Darklands” There’s a new entry for The Jesus And Mary Chain, the third from the band this year to make the top 40 and this time it’s with the title track of their current album.
35. Cliff Richard – “Remember Me” The latest song from Cliff Richard’s new album, hastily come onto the chart last week and it goes up four places in week two.
34. Michael Jackson – “Bad” Michael Jackson has no need to feel bad about having the years’ biggest selling album now or that the title track is still on the top 40 singles chart, down seven places this week.
33. Five Star – “Strong As Steel” Five Star have made it five weeks on the chart with this latest addition to their top 40 run since 1984. They fall ten places this week.
32. Heartbeat – “Tears From Heaven” Scottish band Heartbeat made it to the top 40 for the first time last week with this song, but seven days later, they hold tight as a non-mover.
31. The Eurythmics – “Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)” Annie and Dave release their new album next week while the lead single from it seems to have peaked as they reverse six places after just three weeks on the chart.
30. The Fatback Band – “I Found Lovin'” The Fatback Band’s song, “I Found Lovin'”, has been on the chart for the same time as Steve Walsh’s and continues to stay ahead of his, albeit down thirteen places.
29. Mirage – “Jack Mix IV” Mirage are back with another “Jack Mix”. Their second version was a big top ten hit at the beginning of this year, while the third didn’t make the UK top 40. Number four does, however!
28. Eric B and Rakim – “Paid In Full” Also back for another go at UK top 40 success is Eric B and his buddy, Rakim. They made their debut at the same time as Mirage with “I Know You Got Soul” and took it into the top twenty. How far will this one get?
27. Scarlet Fantastic – “No Memory” Scarlet Fantastic have a slightly better week this week with their debut single, which went up just one place last week but moves three up in week three.
26. Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me” Composer and singer Nina Simone last graced the UK singles chart back in 1969 with “I Put A Spell On You”. She recorded this version of Walter Donaldson and Gus Khan’s 1930 composition back in 1957, but it was not a hit then. Thanks to a perfume commercial, it finally makes it and gives her a new entry!
25. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume” The men from MARRS are still earthbound with their former number one, now with ten weeks on the chart and down nine places.
24. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” There’s a new Patrick Swayze film coming out soon that is set tin the early 1960’s with a soundtrack to match. There are some new recordings, however, and this is one of them from former Righteous Brother Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, who was last heard with Joe Cocker on “Up Where We Belong”. Bill and Jennifer bring their duet to the UK chart as a new entry this week.
23. Los Lobos – “Come On Let’s Go” A song from another soundtrack and a former number one group, Los Lobos next as they leave the top twenty, down five places.
22. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Dance Little Sister” Sadly Terence Trent D’Arby also departs after one week with his latest single, which is down two places, but his third out of three to make the UK top twenty.
21. UB40 – “Maybe Tomorrow” UB40’s new greatest hits album is out tomorrow and this is one of the new tracks on it, which follows Terence and Los Lobos out of the upper half of the chart and down seven places.
20. The Style Council – “Wanted” It’s a good week for Paul and Mick of The Style Council, who take their latest single up six places and back into the upper tier of the UK singles chart.
19. Jellybean featuring Steven Dante – “The Real Thing” After three weeks in the same spot, Jellybean and Steven Dante finally get up and make a move…which is down six places!
18. Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding – “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)” One of a number of film tunes on this weeks chart comes from Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Abigail Mead along with Nigel Goulding. The title track from his latest film is also down six places.
17. Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again” British rockers Whitesnake brought this tune to the top 40 at last after missing out earlier in the year and they certainly do ‘go again’ and go good as with a massive leap of twenty one places, they are this week’s highest climbers!
16. Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights” Coming the other way are American rockers Kiss with their former top five hit, which is down seven places this week.
15. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye” Jimmy and Richard recently brought us new material from their upcoming second album to the chart. it missed out on a top twenty placing, but the follow up does and in week one. It’s hardly surprising, as it’s a cover of Jackson Five song made famous by Gloria Gaynor in 1974, when she took it to No.2. Where will The Communards go with this new version…?
14. Pet Shop Boys – “Rent” Chris and Neil were one of last week’s two joint highest climbers with this latest offering from their album, “Actually”. That was it as they fall back six places, seven days later!
13. Ray Parker Jnr. – “I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone” Ray Parker Jnr. was the other of the two highest climbers last week, but he has a better time of it as he goes up two places higher.
12. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona” This week’s highest new entry comes from Freddie Mercury, who has teamed up with Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe for this rousing feast of opera-pop-rock, in celebration of Montserrat’s home town!
11. Erasure – “The Circus” Both synth-pop duos are out of the top ten this week, with Vince and Andy down five places with the title track of their latest album.
10. Was Not Was – “Walk The Dinosaur” Was Not Was entered the UK top ten last week for the first time ever with this track, and stay here for a second, if only as a non-mover.
9. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme” Going down five places is composer Jan Hammer with another ‘theme’ from the Miami Vice TV series, now with two months on the UK chart.
8. Billy Idol – “Mony Mony” Just one version of “Mony Mony” left on the chart this week and it’s from Billy Idol, who stays top ten but down one place.
7. George Harrison – “Got My My Set On You” Former Beatle George Harrison returned to the UK singles chart last week with this new recording from his brand new solo album and enjoys a very healthy second week, with a climb of fifteen places.
6. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies” After one week, Fleetwood Mac drop out of the top five, down one place, with the biggest hit yet from their “Tango In The Night” album.
5. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand” Meanwhile, T’Pau are back in the top five with the follow up to “Heart And Soul” as they move up fourteen places following last week’s new entry.
4. Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree” The Bananarama girls got their biggest hit for over three years last week but slip back one place this week. The song is the third single to be lifted from their brand new album, “Wow”.
3. Rick Astley – “Whenever You Need Somebody” Here’s Rick Astley again. Last week’s highest new entry is up eight places as Rick eyes up a second chart topper, perhaps this time next week…?
2. George Michael – “Faith” George Michael was hoping for a number one this week with the title track of his debut solo album, but has to make do with a second week in second place instead.
1. Bee Gees – “You Win Again” Keeping that top spot for a fourth successive week are the Bee Gees, however, with their biggest seller for over a decade, showing that they are winning again in their third decade of releasing songs. Can they make it five, or will Rick Astley, T’Pau or George Harrison stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
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