CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 13th December 1987
UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 13th December 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 7th to Saturday 12th December 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, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Kiss – “Reason To Live” American rockers Kiss are back in the UK top 40 this week with a new entry with the follow up to their recent best selling top five smash, “Crazy Crazy Nights”.
39. The Christians – “Ideal World” And there’s a new entry for British band The Christians too with another track from their self-titled debut album, which gives them a fourth top 40 chart entry.
38. Boy George – “To Be Reborn” Going down again this week is Boy George with the fourth single from his album of this year, which sinks twenty places and out of the top twenty.
37. Sinitta – “GTO” Sinitta bagged a second top five hit this year with “Toy Boy”, one of the biggest sellers in fact of the year and she makes a return with the follow up, again courtesy of Stock Aitken Waterman.
36. Wally Jump Junior and The Criminal Element – “Tighten Up” US act Wally Jump Junior and The Criminal Element have been recording and releasing music for twelve months now but make their very first appearance on the UK top 40 this week with their third single release here.
35. Rick Astley – “Whenever You Need Somebody” More Stock Aitken Waterman music now as the title track of Rick Astley‘s number one album goes down eleven places having been on the chart for two months, but never fear, Rick could be number one this week after his highest new entry of last week…
34. The Smiths – “Last Night I Dreamed That Somebody Loved Me” The Smiths are back quick sharp this week with another song from this years album, “Strangeways, Here We Come”, which is the fourth track to be released from the album.
33. Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me” Nina Simone’s 1958 recording finally made the UK chart this year and she’s been top five with it. After seven weeks on the chart, she falls five places with it this week.
32. Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again” With eight weeks on the top 40, Whitesnake’s latest top ten hit sinks six places and out of the top thirty on its way out.
31. The Housemartins – “Build” The Housemartins are also down and out, out of the top twenty with their latest, which slides fourteen places in week five.
30. Jellybean – “Jingo” Producer Jellybean joins Rick Astley this week in having two singles of his on the chart. We’ll hear more from him later, but first he has a new entry, this time all on his own, giving him a third UK top 40 hit this year.
29. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ big duet from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’ is down eight places this week, the song is so far the only one to chart here from the soundtrack album, which also features new songs from Eric Carmen and Patrick Swayze himself!
28. Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before” Cutting Crew moved back one place last week with their first top 40 entry of this year and take three more paces back this week.
27. Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck” Maxi Priest‘s highest charting version of this song this decade leaves the top twenty this week as he falls eleven places after six weeks on the chart.
26. Five Star – “Somewhere Somebody” Also going down and without a sniff of the top twenty are Five Star with their latest, which falls short and also falls down three places.
25. New Order – “Touched By The Hand Of God” New Order are back with a new entry this week, following on from their top ten hit earlier this year, “True Faith”, this track is a brand new recording that comes from the soundtrack of a new film called ‘Salvation!’, for which the band have composed a total of five tracks for.
24. The Hooters – “Satellite” The Hooters were non-movers on the chart last week, but their first UK chart hit for some years, down move this week and it’s down two places.
23. Anthrax – “I’m The Man” Anthrax made it to the top twenty last week with this song, which spends just seven days there, as they drop back three places this week.
22. Level 42 – “Children Say” It has been a good week for Level 42 with the latest single to come from the “Running In The Family” album, which joined us seven days ago and climbs fourteen places, seven days later.
21. Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes” Also enjoying a good second week are Wet Wet Wet with their third single, which is up eleven places as the band hope for a third top twenty entry next week…
20. Nat ‘King’ Cole – “When I Fall In Love” There’s an interesting development this week as Rick Astley’s second single on the chart is a cover of this old song (and could be number one…), while the man who sang possibly the best known version of it brings it back to the UK chart and bags himself his first chart entry since “Ramblin’ Rose” in 1962!
19. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” Ahead of him is this weeks highest new entry and it’s a first for former Go Go singer Belinda Carlisle, who made her break as a solo artist in 1986 but has yet to score a top 40 hit over here. She does so today, with the lead single from her upcoming second studio album.
18. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye” Jimmy and Richard took a big dive out of the top ten last week with their cover version of this 1970’s classic, and fall just four spots to stay in the top twenty this week.
17. Simply Red – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” In a chart with endless cover versions, Simply Red’s retake on this old song made its debut last week and in climbing sixteen places, they are the highest of all this week and get only their second top twenty hit from this years album, “Men And Women”.
16. Whitney Houston – “So Emotional” Whitney’s latest, from her double Platinum certified album of the same singular name this time, is down four places this week.
15. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Clock” There is good news for Johnny Hates Jazz this week having been non-movers previously, they take a big leap of twelve places to return to the top twenty for the third time this year!
14. Paul McCartney – “Once Upon A Long Ago” No Christmas number one for Paul McCartney this year as his latest drops out of the top ten, down four places, after just one week there.
13. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You” Following right behind him is fellow band mate George Harrison with his much more successful hit, which spent a whole month in second place, but also leaves the top ten, down six places.
12. The Proclaimers – “Letter From America” The Brothers Reid follow suit as their first chart hit single is down six places having had no reply to their letter from anywhere.
11. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize” And it’s down and out for Alexander O’Neal with his biggest UK hit to date, which drops just three places. His album, “Hearsay”, has, however, gone Platinum this week, so nothing to criticize him about too much!
10. Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who?” Here comes Jellybean again and this time with company, Elisa Fiorillo, as they move up one place and into the UK top ten for the first time ever on his own accord.
9. Madonna – “The Look Of Love” Also coming into the top ten is the lady Jellybean wrote and produced so many previous hits for, Madonna. The third single to come from her soundtrack, “Who’s That Girl?”, is up six places to make it three out of three top ten hits here.
8. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York” Making their bid for the Christmas number one this year are Irish ban The Pogues along with singer Kirsty MacColl, who enter the top ten, up eleven places, the first ever to make it this far for the band.
7. Shakin Stevens – “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?” Here come some more cover versions and it starts with Shakey who drops back two places this week with his latest and the highest charting so far from his covers album.
6. Mel and Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” Coming into the top ten are last weeks highest climbers, Mel Smith and Kim Wilde, with their version of the old Brenda Lee christmas hit, which is up a further seven places, and they too are hoping to be number one for Christmas…
5. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand” It’s all change at the top, as T’Pau take a big hit and drop four places off the top, where they’ve been for the last five weeks, to make way for someone else…
4. Alison Moyet – “Love Letters” Jumping into the top five this week is Alison Moyet with her cover of the old Ketty Lester song, which is up five places to take ‘Alf’ back into this section of the chart for the second time this year.
3. Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel” Not going anywhere this week is Michael Jackson with the latest track to come from his “Bad” album, which hold tight in third place, while all else around him changes.
2. Rick Astley – “When I Fall In Love” Also not changing is Rick Astley with his version of “When I Fall In Love“, which was last week’s highest new entry and stays in second place for a second week. Rick is of course one of two artists with two songs on the chart this week.
1. Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind” With a climb of three places, Chris and Neil take the top spot and for the second time this year, with their version of this song made mostly famous by Elvis back in 1972! But can they keep it for a second week, or will Alison Moyet, Mel and Kim, Rick Astley, or someone else take over for Christmas? There’s only one way to find out…
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