pet shop boys 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 27th December 1987

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 27th 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 21st to Saturday 26th December.

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 four new entrys, ten climbers and nine non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck”
Maxi Priest hangs in there for another week with his most successful version of this song so far this decade. He’s down six places this week.

39. Mini Pops – “Songs For Christmas ’87”
The Mini Pops are back in the UK top 40 and it’s with another Christmas song, although they missed the chart last week, they are a new entry this week.

38. Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”
Still dirty dancing the night away are Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. Their global chart smash from the hit film is down two places this week.

37. Peter Auty and the Sifonia of London – “Walking In The Air”
Child singer Peter Auty is back in the chart this week with his theme from The Snowman animation. The former top five hit from 1985 is a new entry once again in the top 40.

36. The Hooters – “Satellite”
The Hooters came back to the top 40 recently after a few years away and this song has now been with us for seven weeks and falls four on this occasion.

35. G.O.S.H. – “The Wishing Well”
Great Ormand Street Hospital are raising funds this week to help sick children that come into the famous London hospital. This is one way of doing that and it brings them a new entry on the chart this week.

34. Heart – “There’s The Girl”
Heart were a new entry last week with their latest release from the “Bad Animals” album, which is up six places in week two.

33. Kiss – “Reason To Live”
Kiss have had a reason to live this year with a big top five smash hit and this follow up, which doesn’t emulate that song as they are a non-mover on this week’s chart.

32. The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Jimmy and Richard’s cover of the Jackson 5 and Gloria Gaynor 70’s classic made the top five some weeks ago and doesn’t want to say goodbye just yet as they are down six places this week.

31. Climie Fisher – “Rise To The Occasion”
Simon and Rob are Climie Fisher and finally made it to the UK top 40 last week for the very first time with this song, which is up six places, seven days on.

30. Sinitta – “GTO”
Not such good news for Sinitta, as her big red GTO grinds to a halt and actually reverses three places after three weeks in the top 40!

29. Level 42 – “Children Say”
Also down, six places, are Level 42 with the fourth single to come from this years Platinum selling album, “Running In The Family”.

28. Paul McCartney – “One Upon A Long Ago”
Going down seven places in week six is Paul McCartney with his latest brand new recording, which features on his best of solo compilation album that was released this year.

27. Wally Jump Jnr. and The Criminal Element – “Tighten Up”
Wally Jump Jnr. and his Criminal Element joined the UK top 40 for the very first time four weeks ago with this song, which has been climbing steadily, but drops back three places this week.

26. The Christians – “Ideal World”
Also going down is last week’s highest climber from The Christians! Their ideal world is shattered as the band and the song slip one place on this week’s chart.

25. Whitney Houston – “So Emotional”
Whitney’s latest UK top ten hit is the third single from this year’s number one, multi Platinum selling album, simply called “Whitney” this time. It’s down three places in its eighth week on the chart.

24. Nina Simone – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Nina Simone benefitted from a chart rebound last week with this song and she continues to improve upon that, thanks to a reshowing of the commercial that uses the song and is five places higher still!

23. Morris Minor and The Majors – “Stutter Rap (No Sleep Till Bedtime)”
Comedians Tony Hawks, Paul Boross and Phil Judge go by the name of Morris Minor and The Majors for the purposes of recording music. This is their debut single together and it’s also this week’s highest new entry!

22. New Order – “Touched By The Hand Of God”
New Order may have written and sung about being touched by the hand of god, but that hasn’t done them any favours this week as they leave the top twenty, down two places!

21. Cher – “I Found Someone”
Cher came back to the UK chart last week with this new version of a Laura Branigan song and climbs ten places in her second week, which also makes her the highest of them all.

20. Krush – “House Arrest”
From the highest climber to last week’s highest new entry and that came from new group Krush with their debut single, which enters the upper half of the chart with a climb of eight places.

19. Jellybean – “Jingo”
One of two songs now from producer John “Jellybean” Benitez and this one sees him on his own and it’s a non-mover too for a second week.

18. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”
Also going nowhere is former Beatle George Harrison with his biggest seller for seventeen years, which hold firm just as he was last week, above Jellybean.

17. Alexander O’Neal – “Criticize”
Above them both last week was Alexander O’Neal and he remains so again as he is a non-mover with his biggest UK chart hit, which now clocks up ten weeks in the top 40!

16. Madonna – “The Look Of Love”
Someone who is moving is Madonna, but down two places, with the latest track from the film and the soundtrack album of ‘Who’s That Girl?’.

15. The Proclaimers – “Letter From America”
There is some good news for Charlie and Criag Reid this week as their very first chart hit is going back up having fallen for some weeks now, if only by one place!

14. Jellybean and Elisa Fiorillo – “Who Found Who?”
Jellybean‘s other single in the chart, which features singer Elisa Fiorillo, is moving and it’s down two places, having become his first top ten hit here only three weeks ago.

13. Johnny Hates Jazz – “Turn Back The Block”
Johnny Hates Jazz are on the move again. The title track of their debut album, which is out next week, is two places higher, having spent the past two weeks in the same position.

12. Shakin Stevens – “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?”
Shakey’s latest, and his most successful single on the chart since his Christmas number one two years ago, leaves the top ten this week, down two places.

11. Simply Red – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”
Simply Red were hoping for a top ten entry this week, but sadly they get another week just outside with one of many cover versions of much older songs on the top 40 at the moment.

10. Wet Wet Wet – “Angel Eyes”
After four weeks of climbing, Wet Wet Wet are back in the top ten for the third time this year! This week they are up three places with the third single from their first album, “Popped In, Souled Out”.

9. T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”
Remaining in the top ten and in the same position for a second week is the former five week number one from T’Pau, and it’s been here since early November!

8. Michael Jackson – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
MJ is down two places with the third single from his latest album, “Bad”, which is the year’s biggest seller and features three UK top five hits already.

7. Rick Astley – “When I Fall In Love”
Rick Astley‘s version of “When I Fall In Love” is down three places this week in a move that see’s the original and best known version overtake him! But how far has Nat taken his…?

6. Alison Moyet – “Love Letters”
Alison Moyet dropped out of the top five last week with her version of Ketty Lester’s old hit and she drops another place this week, with her third top ten charting single this year.

5. Belinda Carlisle – “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”
Moving into the top five is former Go Go, Belinda Carlisle, with her very first UK top 40 single as a solo artist. She moves up three more places with the first single to come from her current album, “Heaven On Earth”.

4. Nat ‘King’ Cole – “When I Fall In Love”
So here comes that much older version of “When I Fall In Love“, from Nat ‘King’ Cole, which overtakes Rick’s new version with a climb of three places, the two men doing a swap, new for old!

3. Mel and Kim – “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”
Mel Smith and Kim Wilde and the Comic Relief gang keep rocking around their christmas tree for another week without moving up nor down, but raising many thousands of pounds for charities both here in the UK and overseas.

2. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – “Fairytale Of New York”
And there’s also a non-mover for a second week for the song that came runner up for the Christmas number one last week. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl lament their fairytale for another week and that they haven’t been able to go much further.

1. Pet Shop Boys – “Always On My Mind”
So for a third week running, Chris and Neil take the premier position as the nation’s biggest selling single and into 1988 with their version of a song previously recorded by Brenda Lee, Elvis and Willie Nelson. Can they make it a whole month, or will someone else take over for a brand new year? 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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