T'pau 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 22nd November 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 22nd 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 16th to Saturday 21st 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 eleven new entrys, eleven climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Public Enemy – “Rebel Without A Pause”
Public Enemy start the chart this week with a new entry and it’s with another single from their second album, “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back”.

39. Scarlet Fantastic – “No Memory”
While Scarlet Fantatic’s debut single is down eleven places having been in the top 40 for seven weeks.

38. Was Not Was – “Walk The Dinosaur”
Was Not Was have been walking their dinosaur for nine weeks and take him down seventeen places this week, which could be their last!

37. Jan Hammer – “Crockett’s Theme”
Making it eleven weeks is Jan Hammer with this ‘theme’ from the Miami Vice TV series as he too takes a sharp fall of fifteen places.

36. Prince – “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man”
Prince gets a new entry this week with the fourth single to come from his album this year, “Sign O’The Times”, giving him four UK top 40 hits from the album.

35. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock”
Johnny Hates Jazz are due to release their debut album before the end of this year and so far have two top twenty hits on it. Here comes number three, which is a new entry this week.

34. Glen Goldsmith – “I Won’t Cry”
Out next new entry is a chart debut and a debut single for British singer Glen Goldsmith, who kick starts his career with a top 40 entry straight away!

33. Luther Vandross – “So Amazing”
Luther Vandross has had four top 40 hits from his album “Give Me The Reason” and this one made it five last week. He’s up six places with it in week two.

32. Billy Idol – “Mony Mony”
Billy Idol’s most successful single for some time is still with us after nine weeks in the top 40. He’s down thirteen places, however, this week.

31. Def Leppard – “Hysteria”
“Hysteria” is the title of Def Leppard’s most successful album to date and they’ve had two chart hits from it already. The title track makes it three with this new entry.

30. Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before”
Cutting Crew are back for the first time this year after their hugely successful top five hit last year and this is a track from the same album, that finally makes the UK top 40 on second release.

29. Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who?”
Jellybean and Steven Dante are out of the chart this week but the former comes straight back with a new entry and this time he’s hooked up with an American singer called Elisa Fiorillo, who makes her UK chart debut.

28. The Hooters – “Satellite”
Also making their UK top 40 debut are American band The Hooters, who have been together since 1980 and already have five US chart hit singles to their name. Welcome!

27. Shakin’ Stevens – “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?”
Shaky is back with a new entry and it’s another cover version from his latest album. This one was originally recorded for the musical Follow Me as far back as 1916 but became a number one hit for Emile Ford and the Checkmates in 1959. Can Shaky equal that…?

26. The Tams – “There Ain’t Nothing Like Shaggin'”
The new entries keep coming and this time it’s a chart comeback for The Tams, who haven’t had a UK hit since 1971 with “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me”, which went to number one! Welcome back guys.

25. The Smiths – “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish”
Down two places this week for The Smiths with the latest single from their album this year, which is also their fourth to chart top 40 this year.

24. Blue Mercedes – “I Want To Be Your Property”
Blue Mercedes made their chart debut last week with their first single, courtesy of Phil Harding and Ian Curnow, and they enjoy a good second week with a climb of nine places.

23. Paul McCartney – “Once Upon A Long Ago”
Paul McCartney is back this week with new music, having been a number one with Ferry Aid earlier this year. This one comes from a new best of album he has coming out and it’s also this week’s highest new entry!

22. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
Fleetwood Mac’s biggest seller for a few years has been on the chart for ten weeks now, but they leave the upper half of the chart, down seven places this week.

21. George Michael – “Faith”
Following them is George Michael with the title track of his debut album, which is down nine places, while the album itself is down three places to No.8 this week.

20. Eric B and Rakim – “Paid In Full”
Eric B and Rakim took a step back last week with their second UK top twenty hit. They remain in the upper half of the chart this week, down four places.

19. The Housemartins – “Build”
Coming back into the top twenty are The Housemartins with the latest single from the “The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death”, which is up eleven places.

18. Boy George – “To Be Reborn”
Also back in the top twenty, but only for the second time this year, is Boy George. He follows his earlier number one with this track that is up eight places.

17. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona”
Leaving the top ten and down seven places are music’s newest couple, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe, championing that Spanish capital.

16. Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree”
Down just three places this week for Bananarama with their biggest single for over a year and their eighth top ten hit so far.

15. The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
The Bee Gees biggest hit of the entire decade and a former number one is down eight places this week and out of the top ten.

14. Barry White – “Sho’ You Right”
Last week’s biggest mover came from Mr. Barry White, back in the UK chart in a big way and he improves further on that with a climb of six places in week three.

13. Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin”
Also enjoying renewed UK singles chart success is Donna Summer. She returned to our top twenty last week and is up another four places in her fourth week.

12. Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck”
Robert Palmer took his version of this Persuaders original to No.16 in 1982. Rod Stewart took his to No.15 but with a climb of six places, Maxi Priest claims the highest and biggest of them all!

11. Mirage – “Jack Mix IV”
After just one week in the top ten, Mirage drop three places with part four of their “Jack Mix”. Part two remains the biggest so far, still.

10. The Proclaimers – “Letter From America”
Charlie and Craig Reid – The Proclaimers – made their chart debut in a big way last week as the highest new entry and continue to make their presence known with a climb of fifteen places, which makes them this week’s highest climber!

9. Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
Whitesnake do it at last! The band climb two places and return to the top ten for a second time following “Is This Love?” earlier this year.

8. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
It’s been another good week for Alexander O’Neal, who returns to the UK top ten for the first time in two years as his latest release from the album “Hearsay”, is up six places.

7. Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Going the other way is Nina Simone’s 1958 recording of this much older song, which came into the top five for the very first time, but slips back just two places this week.

6. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”
Bill and Jennifer’s new recording from the 1960’s set film, ‘Dirty Dancing’, has been on the chart for six weeks but remains at the same spot for a second week.

5. Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
Meanwhile, Whitney is back in the top five for the second time this year as she goes up four places. Can she nab two number ones from the same album this time next week?

4. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
From here on up it’s all stagnation. The Communards version of The Jackson 5 and Gloria Gaynor’s 1970’s hit is a non-mover for a second week.

3. Rick Astley – “Whenever You Need Somebody”
And Rick Astley does the same for a second week, but he’s now been at this position for a total of three weeks with this version of an earlier Stock Aitken Waterman recording by O’Chi Brown.

2. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
Holding steady in the number two spot for a third week running is George Harrison with his biggest solo hit for nearly twenty years.

1. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Which means the five-piece from Shrewsbury, T’Pau, stay top of the chart for a third week running, while they give way to Rick Astley at the top of the album chart this week, slipping down to number two there. Can they make it a whole month on top of the singles chart next week, or will one of the other non-movers, Whitney or someone else knock them off? 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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