t'pau 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 29th November 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 29th 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 23rd to Saturday 28th 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, fifteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York”
The Christmas songs are coming and the first of this weeks new entry’s comes from Irish band The Pogues, who have joined forces with Kirsty MacColl for this ‘alternative’ festive take on the Christmas hit!

39. Mel and Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
Something a bit more traditional now and it’s this years Comic Relief fundraiser from, not Mel and Kim, but Mel and Kim! That is, Mel Smith and Kim Wilde, who cover Brenda Lee’s 1958 seasonal number with a little help from Mel’s usual partner, Griff Rhys-Jones.

38. Fleetwood Mac – “Little Lies”
Fleetwood Mac are unlikely to make it to Christmas with this single, probably all those lies! And with over two months worth and dropping sixteen places this week, it’s hardly surprising!

37. Public Enemy – “Rebel Without A Pause”
Public Enemy’s latest release here in the UK entered the top 40 last week and goes up three places in their second week.

36. Five Star – “Somewhere Somebody”
Five Star throw their hat into the ring for a Christmas hit contender with the third single to come from this years “Between The Lines” album.

35. Anthrax – “I’m The Man”
American rock band Anthrax score a second UK chart entry this week with the follow up to “I Am The Law” and the second to come from their current album, “Among The Living”.

34. Glen Goldsmith – “I Won’t Cry”
British singer Glen Goldsmith made his chart debut last week with his very first single, but seven days later, he can’t decide where to go, and so stays exactly where he came in.

33. Eric B and Rakim – “Paid In Full”
Eric B and Rakim have managed five weeks in total this time with their second UK top 40 charting single, which is down thirteen places this week.

32. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona”
Taking an even bigger slide are Freddie and Montserrat with their ode to everyone’s favourite Spanish city. After five weeks they fall fifteen places.

31. George Michael – “Faith”
Seven weeks later and the title track of George Michael’s first solo studio album remains in the top 40, but down ten places this week.

30. Alison Moyet – “Love Letters”
Alison Moyet has enjoyed big success this year with her album “Raindancing” and two top ten singles. She’s back with a new entry and it’s a cover of a Ketty Lester classic from 1962.

29. Prince – “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man”
…or so Prince thinks. The latest offering from his “Sign O’The Times” album joined us last week and is up seven places, seven days later!

28. The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”
The former number one from The Bee Gees has been on the chart for three whole months now as they leave the top twenty, down thirteen places.

27. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock”
The third single from Johnny Hates Jazz to make the top 40 made an entrance last week and they boys will be hoping for a third top twenty hit next week as they climb eight places.

26. Def Leppard – “Hysteria”
Also going up following their new entry last week are Def Leppard with the third single to come from their latest album of the same name, which is five places higher.

25. Bananarama – “Love In The First Degree”
Bananarama‘s biggest hit of this year is out of the upper half of the chart as they slide nine places in their ninth week on the chart.

24. Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before”
The Cutting Crew made their first UK top 40 appearance of 1987 last week with this re-issued single from last year which didn’t do so well then. It continues to improve on last week’s chart entry with a climb of six places.

23. Blue Mercedes – “I Want To Be Your Property”
Also continuing to do well are the pair called Blue Mercedes with their debut single, which is up just one more place this week.

22. The Hooters – “Satellite”
The Hooters came to the UK singles chart for the first time last week with this track, which also improves upon it’s chart entry last week, going up six places.

21. The Tams – “There Ain’t Nothing Like Shaggin'”
Making their chart comeback after an absence of sixteen years last week were The Tams. Their third single to make the UK singles chart ever is up five places in week two, but some way off that number one they achieved back in 1971.

20. Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin”
Not such a good week for Donna Summer, however. Her latest and newest single seems to have peaked as she goes down seven places.

19. Mirage – “Jack Mix IV”
And so does the latest part of Mirage’s “Jack Mix” series, which is down eight places, remaining top twenty for a fourth week.

18. Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who?”
Producer Jellybean is back in the top twenty for a second time along with his latest singer Elisa Fiorillo. Their new entry from last week is up eleven places.

17. Barry White – “Sho’ You Right”
The latest release from Barry White gave him his highest charting single for a decade last week, but he too takes some steps backward this week, three in fact.

16. Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
This week’s highest new entry comes from Michael Jackson, back with a third single from his number one album, “Bad” and the follow up to the title track itself”.

15. The Housemartins – “Build”
Going up again this week are The Housemartins with their latest, which is four places higher than it was before.

14. Paul McCartney – “Once Upon A Long Ago”
Good new too for last week’s highest new entry from Paul McCartney, which returns him to the top twenty with a climb of nine places.

13. Boy George – “To Be Reborn”
And it’s another good week for Boy George with the fourth single from his current album, “Sold”, which is up five more places, now the second best performing song from that album.

12. Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck”
Maxi Priest scored the highest ever chart position with his version of this Persuaders song last week, and likes to keep it that way, even if he’s a non-mover for a second week.

11. Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Leaving the top ten this week is Nina Simone with the re-release of her 1958 recording that has become a huge hit for her thanks to a television commercial.

10. Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”
Whitesnake peaked with their second UK top ten hit last week as they slip back one place but remain in the big ten this week.

9. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”
‘Dirty Dancing’ has become the in thing at the cinemas and on the streets as we all aim to have the time of our lives. The big song itself come from Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes but they are down three places this week.

8. Rick Astley – “Whenever You Need Somebody”
Rick Astley is down too, having held the number three spot for three of the last four weeks, he falls five places with his cover of O’Chi Brown‘s earlier Stock Aitken Waterman recording.

7. Shakin’ Stevens – “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?”
Shakey has had two chart hits this year with cover versions and this, the third arrived last week. But with one big thrust of twenty places, it becomes not only the biggest of the three but also this week’s highest climber!

6. Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
No second number one for Whitney, at least not for this week, as her latest single from the “Whitney” album drops out of the top five by one place.

5. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Also going down one place, having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, are Richard and Jimmy with their biggest hit for two years and their cover of The Jacksons 1970 recording.

4. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
They both make way for Alexander O’Neal, who makes his very first appearance in the UK top five as his latest single from “Hearsay” is up four places.

3. The Proclaimers – “Letter From America”
Last week’s highest climber from the Reid brothers came into the top ten and they enjoy more success this week as they go up seven places with their very first top 40 charting single.

2. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
George Harrison has been holding the fort in second place for three weeks now and simply refuses to budge as he makes it a whole month in the same spot!

1. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Also refusing to stand down are T’Pau, who also claim a whole month on top of the lot with their biggest hit so far. Can they make it five out of five, or will The Proclaimers, Alexander O’Neal or someone else stop them? 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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