t'pau 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 8th November 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 8th 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 2nd to Saturday 7th November 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, thirteen climbers and no non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Fatback Band – “I Found Lovin'”
The Fatback Band survive another week inside the top 40, down ten places, with the only song about now titled “I Found Lovin'”!

39. Cliff Richard – “Remember Me”
Also going down is Cliff Richard, four places for him and back to where he came in three weeks ago with the third single to come from his latest album.

38. Barry White – “Sho’ You Right”
Barry White is back in the UK singles chart for the first time in nine years this week with a brand new track that features on his brand new album, that’s called “The Right Night”.

37. Los Lobos – “Come On Let’s Go”
Going the wrong way are Los Lobos with the latest song to come from the soundtrack of the ‘La Bamba’ film, this one is down fourteen places.

36. WASP – “I Don’t Need A Doctor”
US heavy metal band WASP are next up with a new entry and it’s with a cover of a Ray Charles song from 1966, which they have recorded live.


35. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume”
MARRS make it eleven weeks on the UK top 40 with their former number one, which is down ten places this week.

34. Terence Trent D’Arby – “Dance Little Sister”
The third single from Terence Trent D’Arby‘s debut album, “Introducing The Hardline According To…”, has been about for six weeks and is down twelve places.

33. The Jesus And Mary Chain – “Darklands”
The Jesus And Mary Chain’s third top 40 charting single was a new entry last week and goes up three places this week.

32. Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck”
There’s a new entry and a chart return for Britain’s Maxi Priest this week and it’s with a cover of a Persuaders song that has been a chart hit for both Rod Stewart and Robert Palmer so far this decade. How far will maxi take his version…?


31. UB40 – “Maybe Tomorrow”
UB40’s newest and latest single comes from their current best of album, which is at No.5 this week. The single drops ten places on the top 40.

30. Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding – “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)”
Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding are down twelve places this week with the title theme from her dad’s latest film.

29. The Smiths – “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish”
The Smiths are back for more chart action with the fourth single to come from their latest album, “Strangeways, Here We Come”.

28. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
Also back with a new entry and a brand new song is Alexander O’Neal. This is the second track to come from his new album, called “Hearsay”, and it follows “Fake”, earlier this year.


27. Jellybean featuring Steve Dante – “The Real Thing”
After six weeks in the top twenty, Jellybean and Britain’s Steven Dante, are out and down eight places with their first collaboration together.

26. Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights”
Also leaving the upper half of the chart are Kiss with their biggest UK hit to date, which is down ten places.

25. The Style Council – “Wasted”
And sadly after just one week so too are The Style Council with their latest single, which falls five places.

24. Scarlet Fantastic – “No Memory”
Four weeks in and Scarlet Fantastic are still making small steps in the right direction with their very first chart hit, which is up another three places this week.

23. Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin”
Donna Summer’s UK top 40 comeback has a great second week on the chart as she rises up sixteen places, her highest here since “She Works Hard For The Money”, four years ago.

22. Marillion – “Warm Wet Circles”
Making an even bigger leap are Marillion, up eighteen places with their latest offering, which is this week’s highest and farthest climber of all!


21. Pet Shop Boys – “Rent”
Chris and Neil have to pay their rent somehow but after just one week in the top ten with this one, they could be finding it hard! This week they fall seven places and out of the top twenty.

20. Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
Whitney Houston is back with this week’s highest new entry and the third single from her current album, “Whitney”, which becomes the third to reach the UK top twenty.

19. Erasure – “The Circus”
The title track from Erasure‘s album this year is down eight places this week, the fourth to come from the album since the release of “Sometimes”, at the end of last year.

18. Was Not Was – “Walk The Dinosaur”
Was Not Was have not been walking their dinosaur for the past few weeks with a non-mover, but do so, eight places backwards this week!

17. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme”
Still going strong is Jan Hammer with the second track from the Miami Vice TV series to chart high here. This week, he’s down eight places also.

16. Ray Parker Jnr. – “I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone”
…so says Ray Parker Jnr., but his latest and only his second UK top twenty hit is down three places gaving peaked on last weeks chart.

15. Eric B and Rakim – “Paid In Full”
Eric B and Rakim return to the UK top twenty for the second time this week. Their second big chart hit here is up thirteen places.

14. Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”
Billy Idol’s version of “Mony Mony” has put the song back in the top ten, even if it didn’t make it to the top like the original did in 1968. This week, he’s down six places.

13. Mirage – “Jack Mix IV”
The fourth part of Mirage’s “Jack Mix” becomes the second highest charting here in the UK so far, with a big climb of sixteen places this week.

12. Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest climber from Whitesnake is up a further five places as the band eye up a second top ten entry this time next week.

11. Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Some big climbers on this weeks chart and Nina Simone’s is another one, as her 1958 recording of this 1930’s song flies up fifteen places and also sets its sights on a top ten place next week.

10. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”
The ‘love theme’ from Patrick Swayze’s new film, ‘Dirty Dancing’, came to the UK chart last week with former Righteous Brother Bill Medley and Joe Cocker’s former duetter Jennifer Warnes and they go up fourteen places and into the top ten in week two.

9. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
Fleetwood Mac want you to tell them some sweet little lies even though their biggest hit yet from the “Tango In The Night” album is down three places.

8. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona”
The unlikely combination of a rock singer and an opera singer gave rise to last week’s highest new entry and seven days on, Freddie and Monterrat are four places higher.

7. Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree”
The Bananarama girls are down three places this week with the second single from their current album, “Wow”, which has now spent a whole month in the top ten.

6. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Coming back into the top ten for the first time in over a year are The Communards, even if it’s with another cover version, which goes up nine places following their new entry this time last week.

5. George Michael – “Faith”
George Michael has been holding on to the number two spot for the past two weeks with the title track of his debut album, but does so no more as he drops three places.

4. Rick Astley – “Whenever You Need Somebody”
And there’s no second number one for Rick Astley as his second single slips back one place as one of the main challengers for this week’s number one.

3. Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
And there is a new number one as well as the Bee Gees drops three places and off the top where they have been for the past four weeks.

2. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
Moving up five more places is former Beatle George Harrison with his biggest solo hit single since his first, “My Sweet Lord”, back in 1970!

1. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
But climbing four places to become this week’s biggest seller of all are T’Pau with their second top 40 hit and now their biggest ever! But can they keep it, or will George or The Communards claim their second number one? 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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