t'pau 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 15th November 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 15th 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 9th to Saturday 14th 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 five new entrys, one re-entry, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Rick Astley – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Strange things abound as we start this week with a re-entry for Rick Astley‘s debut single and a former number one as he comes back to the top 40 after one week away!

39. Luther Vandross – “So Amazing”
Coming back to the chart but with a new single is Luther Vandross, a new entry and with the fifth track to come from his album, “Give Me The Reason”.

38. Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding – “Full Metal Jacket (I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor)”
Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding have been in the top 40 for nine weeks with the title track from her dad’s film, as they drop eight places this week.

37. MARRS – “Pump Up The Volume”
MARRS get a twelfth week on the chart with their former number one, the one that knocked Rick Astley off the top spot and are just two places lower this week.

36. Kiss – “Crazy Crazy Nights”
Kiss’ biggest UK charting single so far can boast of two months in the top 40 as they fall ten places in week eight.

35. Jellybean featuring Steven Dante – “The Real Thing”
Producer and DJ Jellybean is used to big hits with Madonna in recent years and now he;s had one of his own with Steven Dante as they clock up nine weeks on the chart, down eight places.

34. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Darklands”
Going back one place are The Jesus and Mary Chain with their third top 40 single to date and third of this year.

33. Blue Mercedes – “I Want To Be Your Property”
UK duo Blue Merdedes make their top 40 debut this week with their debut single. The song is produced by Phil Harding and Ian Curnow from PWL Records!

32. Pet Shop Boys – “Rent”
Chris and Neil attempt to pay their rent after just five weeks on the chart as they sink eleven places with the third single from their current album, “Actually”.

31. WASP – “I Don’t Need A Doctor”
American heavy metal band WASP came onto the chart last week with this live version of a Ray Charles song and clearly need no help as they go up five places.

30. The Housemartins – “Build”
The Housemartins are back with a new entry this week and the third single to be lifted from their current album, “The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death”.

29. Erasure – “The Circus”
Meanwhile, Vince and Andy are down ten places with the title track from their album from this year, which has now been in the top 40 for two months.

28. Scarlet Fantastic – “No Memory”
Scarlet Fantastic have been making small step for the last three weeks with their debut single, but it seems that is all as they drop back four places this week.

27. Marillion – “Warm Wet Circles”
Also falling is last week’s highest climber from Marillion, who miss the top twenty and go down five places with their latest.

26. Boy George – “To Be Reborn”
The fourth single to come from Boy George’s latest album, “Sold”, gives him a new entry and four out of four singles from that album to make the top 40.

25. The Proclaimers – “Letter From America”
Just one step ahead of his is this week’s highest new entry and it’s also a top 40 debut for Scottish brothers Craig and Charlie Reid, who have been recording since 1983, but now make the big time and in a big way too!

24. Ray Parker Jnr. – “I Don’t Think That Man Should Sleep Alone”
Ray Parker Jnr. is down eight places this week and out of the top twenty with his biggest hit since “Ghostbusters”, three years ago.

23. The Smiths – “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish”
The Smiths are up six places with the latest single from their album, “Strangeways, Here We Come”, having been a new entry this time last week.

22. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme”
The latest Jan Hammer ‘theme’ from the Miami Vice TV series has been on the UK chart for ten weeks now as he leaves the upper half of the top 40, down five places.

21. Was Not Was – “Walk The Dinosaur”
Following him with their dinosaur are Was Not Was, down just three places, with their biggest UK chart hit so far and with eight weeks with us now.

20. Barry White – “Sho’ You Right”
Barry White – The Walrus Of Love – came back to the UK top 40 last week for the first time this decade with a new recording and a new album too. The first single takes a massive leap of eighteen places to be this week’s highest climber.

19. Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”
Billy Idol’s version of “Mony Mony” has given him a huge hit and it’s now been on the chart for two months. The song stays top twenty, but down five places.

18. Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck”
Rod Stewart and Robert Palmer took their versions of this song into the top twenty a few years ago and now Maxi Priest does too with a climb of fourteen places.

17. Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin”
Donna Summer is back in the UK top twenty for the first time since 1983 with her brand new single, which continues to climb the chart, up six places this week.

16. Eric B and Rakim – “Paid In Full”
Eric B and Rakim’s second UK top twenty hit made it this far last week but they drop back one place on this week’s chart.

15. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
Telling their little lies are Fleetwood Mac with the best performing single from their latest album, but it does leave the top ten, down six places.

14. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
Alexander O’Neal brought new music into the chart last week with his album, “Hearsay”, out now. The second single from that album is up fourteen places in week two.

13. Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree”
Bananarama‘s latest album, “Wow”, features two hit singles so far, this is the second and by far the biggest so far, which falls six places and out of the top ten this week.

12. George Michael – “Faith”
Also out of the top ten is the title track of George Michael’s debut album, which falls seven places, while the album leaves the top spot and down four places.

11. Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
Whitesnake edge ever closer to the top ten this week with a climb of one place. Can they match the success of “Is This Love?” next week?

10. Freddie Mercury and Monterrat Caballe – “Barcelona”
Freddie and Monterrat are down two places this week with the new ‘unofficial’ anthem to that Spanish city told in rock and opera!

9. Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Whitney Houston, who is up eleven places to give her a second UK top ten hit from her current album.

8. Mirage – “Jack Mix IV”
Also coming back to the UK top ten for a second time are Mirage with part four of their “Jack Mix”. Part two peaked at No.4 so another four places…

7. The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
The former number one from The Bee Gees is down four places and out of the top five this week, with ten weeks on the chart and one of the ten best sellers of this year!

6. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”
The love theme from the new film, ‘Dirty Dancing’, from Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes is up four more places this week as they continue to have the time of their lives.

5. Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Nina Simone was last in the UK top ten in 1968 with “Do What You Gotta Do”. Her re-released recording from 1958 brings her back this week as she goes up six places.

4. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
The Communards version of The Jackson Five 1970 hit is up two places and into the top five, their first since “Don’t Leave Me This Way” just over a year ago.

3. Rick Astley – “Whenever You Need Somebody”
Rick Astley‘s first single is back in the top 40 this week and he has some more good news as the follow up goes back up the chart, one place, back to where it was two weeks ago!

2. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
Holding the fort just below the top spot for a second week is George Harrison with his latest single, which never charted here in the UK back in 1962, although it reached No.22 on the US singles chart.

1. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Britain’s biggest seller for a second week is T’Pau, who stay number one and also go to number one on the album chart, now that’s the double everyone dreams of! T’Pau! Can they make it three in a row, or will Rick Astley, The Communards or Nina Simone push them off? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

Follow the latest ‘rewind’ chart below or click here to read about previous weeks.