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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 1st April 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 1st April 1986

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 Wedneday 26th to Monday 31st 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 five new entrys, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Viola Wills – “Dare To Dream”
Poor Viola Wills. She dared to dream with her latest single, which went up five places last week, but in week three, she comes back down five places and back to where she came in!

39. Whitney Houston – “How Will I Know?”
Clinging on for another weeks is Whitney Houston with her second UK top ten hit, which is down eight places with very nearly three months on the chart.

38. Electric Light Orchestra – “Calling America”
Also on a continued slow descent are ELO with their latest UK chart hit, which makes it a fifth week and goes down six places.

37. Alexander O’Neal – “If You Were Here Tonight”
Registering a seventh week in the top 40 is Alexander O’Neal with his second chart hit here, which falls nine places.

36. Bryan Ferry – “Is Your Love Strong Enough?”
Our first new entry comes from former Roxy Music lead singer Bryan Ferry with a new song that features on the soundtrack of a new film called ‘Legend’ that will be out soon.

35. The SOS Band – “The Finest”
Are The SOS Band the finest? Their latest single seems to be as they return to the UK top 40 with this new entry, their first for two years.

34. Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York, New York”
With six weeks on the chart this time, Frank Sinatra drops twelve places with the title song from the musical, New York, New York.

33. Freddie Jackson – “Rock Me Tonight”
And going down seven places this week is Freddie Jackson with his debut single which comes from his very first album of the same name.

32. Hipsway – “The Honeythief”
Mick Jones’ new band, Hipsway, finally made the top 40 with this track and reached the top twenty only two weeks ago. The song is down nine places this week.

31. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Love Missile F1-11”
Sigue Sigue Sputnik were top twenty this time last week, but are so no longer with their very first chart hit, which falls fourteen places.

30. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going”
Billy Ocean‘s former number one falls seven places this week, now with eleven weeks on the chart. Can he make it a full three months…?

29. Bronski Beat – “C’mon, C’mon”
The latest single from Bronski Beat entered the top 40 last week and makes some progress with a climb of eleven places.

28. New Order – “Shellshock”
That also happens to the latest track from New Order, although they take a more steady climb of just two places in week two.

27. The Style Council – “Have You Ever Had It Blue?”
David Bowie is on the chart with the title song from the new film, ‘Absolute Beginners’, and there’s now another one from the same soundtrack with this new entry from The Style Council.

26. Howard Jones – “No One Is To Blame”
Howard Jones leaves the top twenty this week, down six places with his latest cut from last year’s “Dream Into Action” album.

25. Whistle – “(Nothing Serious) Just Beggin'”
And he is followed by American boy band Whistle with their debut single, which exits and goes down a whole ten places.

24. Tippa Irie – “Hello Darling”
Good news for Tippa Irie this week with his debut single, which climbs nine places thanks to some good coverage on radio this week.

23. a-ha – “Train Of Thought”
The boys from Norway are back this week with a new entry, their third here in the UK and the follow up to the number one smash, “The Sun Always Shines On TV”.

22. The Rolling Stones – “Harlem Shuffle”
The Rolling Stones new album, “Dirty Work”, is out now and this is the lead single, which notches up a month on the chart, but goes down eight places this week.

21. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love”
Making way for some newcomers to the upper half of the chart this week are Huey Lewis and The News with the re-issue of last years top five hit from the film ‘Back To The Future’, which is down three places.

20. Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2”
Big Audio Dynamite finally made the top 40 last week with their second single and they are making their presence known with a climb of fourteen places.

19. Pet Shop Boys – “Love Comes Quickly”
The Pet Shop Boys scored their second top twenty hit last week with a move up but fail to do anything this week as the song sticks in the same spot.

18. The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene”
The Blow Monkeys very first top 40 hit takes another few steps back this week, five in fact as the band stay top twenty for a third week.

17. Stevie Wonder – “Overjoyed”
Continuing to be overjoyed is Stevie Wonder with his current single. He’s back in the UK top twenty as the song climbs eight places.

16. Culture Club – “Move Away”
The new Culture Club album is called “From Luxury To Heartache” and it’s out now. This is the lead single, which falls six places and out of the top ten this week.

15. Prince – “Kiss”
Prince also has a new album out. It’s called “Parade” and it is also out now. This is his lead single and it follows Culture Club out of the top ten and down six places.

14. Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers”
American band Atlantic Starr continue to improve upon their already best here in the UK with their first chart hit here. The song moves up ten places this week and it could be top ten this time next week…

13. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie”
Mr. Mister have had two American number one hits recently. Once with “Broken Wings” and the second with this song, which misses the UK top ten as it drops back two places this week.

12. The Bangles – “Manic Monday”
American all girl band The Bangles continue their week after a manic Monday but not in terms of sales as the single falls four places and out of the UK top ten.

11. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver”
There will be a new, refreshed top ten this week as another former resident drops out. This time it’s Jim Diamond with the theme to the TV series Boon, which is also down four places.

10. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Falco burst onto the UK top 40 last week for the very first time with this ‘tribute’ to Mr. Mozart and really rock this week with a climb of seventeen places, which makes them the highest!

9. Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn”
Moving into the top ten are Art Of Noise with their version of the old Henry Mancini and Duane Eddy number, which is up three places.

8. David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners”
We’ve heard from The Style Council, now here is Bowie with the title track from the film ‘Absolute Beginners’, which falls five places this week.

7. Queen – “A Kind Of Magic”
Last week’s highest new entry came from Queen with this brand new track ahead of their new album that’s coming soon. The song puts the band back in the top ten with a climb of nine places.

6. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
Queen are looking to take their new song to number one, but one lady who has already been there is Diana Ross. Her former chart topper is down four places this week.

5. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything ’86”
Moving into the top five are The Real Thing with the new remix of their former number one, which is up one more place and only four away from the original’s peak.

4. George Michael – “A Different Corner”
This week’s highest new entry comes from George Michael, all on his own and without Wham partner Andrew Ridgley, with the follow up to his first solo single, “Careless Whisper”. That went to number one, can he do the same again?

3. Samantha Fox – “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)”
Model and singer Samantha Fox moves up one more place this week, one spot closer to the very top of the chart with her first chart hit.

2. Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World”
Last week’s highest climber was this re-release of the late Sam Cooke’s 1961 hit and he will be hoping for a wonderful world next week as the song climbs a further three places to challenge for the top spot.

1. Cliff Richard and The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
But for a second week, it’s Cliff Richard and The Young Ones with their new version for the Comic Relief charity that remains top of the lot. Can they make it three in a row or will Sam Cooke, Samantha Fox, George Michael or The Real Thing take over? 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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