UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 18th March 1986
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Richard Skinner broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Wednesday 12th to Monday 17th March 1986.
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 seven new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Viola Wills – “Dare To Dream” America singer Viola Wills comes back to the UK top 40 this week for the first time in seven years as she releases the title track from her new album and gains a new entry.
39. Talking Heads – “And She Was…” Talking Heads make it another week on the chart with the follow up to “Road To Nowhere”, which is down nine places this week.
38. Kate Bush – “Hounds Of Love” Following them and with a month on the top 40 is Kate Bush with the title track from her latest album, going down fourteen places.
37. Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers” American group Atlantic Starr are a new entry this week and this marks the first time for them in the UK 40. They have been recording since 1978 and missed out twice last year in getting this far.
36. Stevie Wonder – “Overjoyed” Stevie Wonder has not missed out on a UK top 40 chart placing for longer than that. This is his latest and his first of 1986.
35. Audrey Hall – “One Dance Won’t Do” Audrey Hall made her UK chart debut six weeks ago with this song and took it into the top twenty. Still dancing, possibly for the last time, she is down ten places this week.
34. Siouxsie and The Banshees – “Candyman” The latest song from Siouxsie and The Banshees entered the chart three weeks ago and climbed this time last week. For week three, they are a non-mover.
33. The Damned – “Eloise” Seven weeks in and The Damned’s biggest chart hit so far remains in the top 40, but down fourteen places and out of the top twenty.
32. The Pogues – “Poguetry In Motion” EP Irish band The Pogues made their debut with this collection of tracks three weeks ago but drop back three places in week three.
31. Electric Light Orchestra – “Calling America” ELO are calling America in their first offering from their brand new album, “Balance Of Power”, which is out now. But the lead single is also going down this week, three places.
30. Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World” Sam Cooke has been absent from the UK singles chart since 1964, but he makes his return this week with a re-release of his 1960 recording of “Wonderful World”, which features in a new film called ‘Witness’.
29. Su Pollard – “Starting Together” From the big screen to the small screen now and Hi De Hi star Su Pollard has been creating bit hits on the singles chart recently. Her second release is down eighteen places, however, this week.
28. Mike and The Mechanics – “Silent Running” Also going down are Mike and The Mechanics with their debut single since the band formed last year. The sing didn’t quite make the upper half of the chart as it goes down seven places.
27. Paul Hardcastle – “Don’t Waste My Time” Leaving that part of the top 40 is Paul Hardcastle with his latest offering, which wastes no time at all and drops twelve places.
26. Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn” Art of Noise come back to the UK top 40 for the first time in two years with a cover of a Henry Mancini composition from 1959 and featuring guitarist Duane Eddy, who made his last UK singles chart appearance back in 1975.
25. The Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” The Tavares re-release of their biggest hit so far leaves the top twenty this week, going down nine places, after a month on release.
24. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?” The follow up to Whitney Houston‘s number one of last year is also out of the upper half of the chart. The song is down twelve places this week.
23. Survivor – “Burning Heart” Survivor, meanwhile, drop out of the top ten and the top twenty this week as their biggest chart hit for two years goes down thirteen places.
22. Samantha Fox – “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” Everyone’s favourite…erm…model, Samantha Fox, is also a singer, did you know?! Well she’s released two single so far and this is number three, but the first to make it to the top 40. Well done Sam!
21. Pet Shop Boys – “Love Comes Quickly” The Pet Shop Boys follow up to “West End Girls” came onto the chart last week and the pair enjoy a good second week with a climb of ten places, hoping for a top twenty move this time next week.
20. Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight” The second single to chart here in the UK from Alexander O’Neal‘s self-titled debut album gets a third week in the top twenty, but goes down six places.
19. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything ’86” The Real Thing brought their 1976 chart topper back to the top 40 exactly ten years after its original run last week in remixed form and with a massive leap of nineteen places, they return to the top twenty as this week’s highest climber!
18. Freddie Jackson – “Rock Me Tonight” Freddie Jackson continues to improve upon his best already with this re-issued single, which moves into the upper half of the chart, up eight places.
17. Hipsway – “The Honeythief” New band Hipsway are following suit with their first single to chart in the top 40, which climbs five more places this week.
16. Howard Jones – “No One Is To Blame” And continuing the new intake this week is Howard Jones with the latest single from last years “Dream Into Action” album, which goes up seven places.
15. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie” Going up two more places are American band Mr. Mister with the follow up to “Broken Wings”. Both songs have topped the US chart, but can they take this into the top ten at all?
14. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” The former number one from Billy Ocean takes a big fall this week, down nine places to leave the top five and the top ten.
13. The Rolling Stones – “Harlem Shuffle” The Rolling Stones bright new music for 1986 to the chart last week and the lead single from their upcoming twentieth studio album, climbs fourteen places in week two.
12. The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene” Ahead of them is a group that are enjoying being in the top 40 for the very first time and The Blow Monkeys song that’s done it is up six places this week.
11. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love” Huey Lewis and The News went ‘Back To The Future’ last year with this song but on its second outing in the UK top 40, it backs out of the top ten and down two places!
10. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Love Missile F1-11” The first single from British band Sigue Sigue Sputnik to make the top 40 has been holding on in third place for the past two weeks, but does so no longer as it falls seven places.
9. Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York New York” As does the 70 year old Frank Sinatra with a second go at his “Theme From New York New York”, which goes down five places.
8. Whistle – “(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'” American boy band Whistle moved into the UK top ten with their debut single last week, but seven days later, it drops back one place.
7. Culture Club – “Move Away” On a positive note, Culture Club returned to the chart last week with this brand new song ahead of their new album coming very soon. Seven days after their arrival, the track returns them to the top ten with a climb of ten places.
6. Prince – “Kiss” Doing the same is Prince, who was a former highest new entry then last week’s highest climber as he takes his brand new song into the UK top ten, up seven places.
5. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver” Climbing ever higher is Jim Diamond with the theme song from the TV series Boon, he moves up one more place and into the top five.
4. Cliff Richard and The Young Ones – “Living Doll” This week’s highest new entry is the unlikely combination of Cliff Richard with the stars of the TV comedy show The Young Ones for a new recording of Cliff’s 1959 number one all in the aid of charity. Can history repeat itself and see the song back at the top next week…?
3. The Bangles – “Manic Monday” The Bangles‘ manic Monday has come to an end sadly as their very first UK top 40 hit single falls back one place from second to third position.
2. David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners” Taking their place is last week’s highest new entry from David Bowie with the title song from a new film that’s coming out next week as it goes up six places in week two on the chart.
1. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction” For a third week, however, it’s Diana Ross that claims the biggest seller of all with her Bee Gees penned number that comes from her latest album, “Eaten Alive”. Can she eat the rest of the chart alive this time next week or will Bowie, Cliff, Jim or someone else stop her? There’s only one way to find out…
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