UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 8th 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 Wednesday 2nd to Monday 7th April 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. Suzanne Vega – “Marlene On The Wall” American singer Suzanne Vega released this debut single last year, but it missed the top 40 then. The re-release does much better and is our first new entry today.
39. Frank Sinatra – “Theme From New York, New York” Hanging on for a seventh weeks is Frank Sinatra with his popular stage theme that has also become a well quoted song, even though it falls five places this week.
38. Billy Ocean – “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” Making three whole months on the chart is Billy Ocean with his former number one, which is down eight this week, the year’s biggest seller so far.
37. Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” We welcome Michael’s younger sister, Janet Jackson, to the UK top 40 for the first time this week with this new entry and the first single from her upcoming third studio album, which is already top ten in America.
36. Five Star – “Can’t Wait Another Minute” Five Star, meanwhile, make their chart return after their recent biggest success with “System Addict”. Can they get this one any higher in the top three?
35. Freddie Jackson – “Rock Me Tonight” Freddie Jackson gets a sixth week in the UK top 40 as his debut single drops just two places, his album of the same name is out now.
34. Hipsway – “The Honeythief” Also going down just two places this week are Hipsway, their self-titled debut album is out in a weeks time and will feature all three singles released so far.
33. Howard Jones – “No One Is To Blame” Not blaming anyone is Howard Jones as his latest single falls seven places in its fifth week on the chart, who is currently working on a new album.
32. The Rolling Stones – “Harlem Shuffle” Also making a fifth week are The Rolling Stones with the lead single from their new album, now in their third decade of chart action, the band take this number down ten places.
31. Whistle – “(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'” US boy group Whistle have been on the UK chart for seven weeks with their debut single, which only made it onto the dance chart there, but has done much better here, even with a six place fall this week.
30. New Order – “Shellshock” New Order could be shellshocked this week as their brand new song from the film ‘Pretty In Pink’ drops back two places.
29. Bryan Ferry – “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” Roxy Music lead singer Bryan Ferry brought new solo music to the UK top 40 last week ahead of a new album he has coming out. The song climbs seven places, seven days after arrival.
28. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love” Huey Lewis and The News’ contribution to the film ‘Back To The Future’ has now amassed a total of sixteen weeks in the UK top 40! On its second outing, the song falls seven places this week.
27. Culture Club – “Move Away” Culture Club were top ten only two weeks ago and they do indeed move away from that part of the chart as their latest recording goes down eleven places.
26. Prince – “Kiss” The fist track from Prince’s new album does the same. With six weeks on the chart, the lead single from “Parade” leaves the top twenty, down eleven places.
25. Bronski Beat – “C’mon, C’mon” Good news for Bronski Beat, for a second week running their latest single climbs the chart. four places this week for the trio.
24. The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene” The Blow Monkeys are hoping this first top 40 hit will be the first of many yet to come for the band as the song leaves the upper half of the chart and falls six places.
23. The SOS Band – “The Finest” The SOS Band had their biggest UK chart hit to date with “Just Be Good To Me” three years ago. They are hoping to better that with this single, which has all the right intentions with a climb of twelve places in its second week.
22. Tippa Irie – “Hello Darling” Chart newcomer Tippa Irie’s debut single continues to better itself and in week three the song climbs a more modest two places as he edges closer to the top twenty.
21. Pet Shop Boys – “Love Comes Quickly” The Pet Shop Boys have already been there but as quickly as their latest one could make it, the song slides back and out, down two places for Neil and Chris this week.
20. The Bangles – “Manic Monday” The Bangles complete two months of a manic Monday on the UK top 40 this week as the song goes down eight places, staying in the upper half of the chart.
19. Stevie Wonder – “Overjoyed” Stevie Wonder has been overjoyed with the success of this single as it has climbed and climbed the UK chart, but four weeks on it falls back two places.
18. Big Country – “Look Away” There is a big new entry next for Big Country as the Scottish band make their comeback to the singles chart with new music, their first and the highest since “East Of Eden” two years ago.
17. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver” Scottish singer Jim Diamond continues to be heard on our TV screens every weeks with the titles song from Boon, which has been around for seven weeks now but falls six places.
16. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie” Mr. Mister take a much slower descent this week of three places with their second UK chart hit, both this and “Broken Wings” come from their top ten album, “Welcome To The Real World”.
15. Simple Minds – “All The Things She Said” This week’s highest new entry come from Simple Minds with a third top twenty hit to come from their current album, “Once Upon A Time”.
14. The Style Council – “Have You Ever Had It Blue?” There are two joint highest climbers this week of thirteen places. The first comes from The Style Council with a track from the ‘Absolute Beginners’ film soundtrack as the duo move into the top twenty.
13. David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners” One step ahead of them is David Bowie with the title track from that film as the song leaves the top ten and falls five places.
12. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction” Also leaving the top ten is the former number one from Diana Ross which is down six places in its tenth week on the UK chart.
11. Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2” Big Audio Dynamite used a simple mathematic equation last week to get into the top twenty, they sold more records than the previous week! They’ve done that again this week as the song climbs nine places.
10. Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers” There is no secret this week that American band Atlantic Starr have reached the UK top ten for the very first time! Their first major hit here climbs four places to do so.
9. a-ha – “Train of Thought” Meanwhile, this week’s other joint highest climber also moves into the top ten. a-ha go up thirteen places to bag their third here in the UK. Another number one…?
8. Art Of Noise featuring Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn” Moving up one more place this week are producers Art of Noise with their mix of Henry Mancini’s theme with guitarist Duane Eddy in tow.
7. Queen – “A Kind Of Magic” For Queen, the title track of their new album locks onto the same spot it landed on for a second week, while production of the album itself is now at an end and the band look to launch this Summer.
6. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything ’86” No number one this time for the remix of The Real Thing‘s 1976 chart topper as this new version drops out of the top five and down one place.
5. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus” Falco made his debut in the UK top ten last week with the highest climber in tribute to the well known composer. Week three sees the song move into the top fie, up five places.
4. Samantha Fox – “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” Samantha Fox is used to being on page three, last week she made it to number three on the singles chart. For one week only, as the song drops back one to where it was two weeks ago.
3. Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World” And also going down one place is Sam Cooke with the re-issue of his 1960 hit, which has gone much higher second time around than it did twenty six years ago.
2. George Michael – “A Different Corner” Taking Sam’s place is last week’s highest new entry and the second solo single from Wham’s George Michael, which climbs two places to be the strongest challenger for the top spot next week.
1. Cliff Richard and The Young Ones – “Living Doll” For this week, however, it’s a third week on top for Cliff and the comedy team, The Young Ones, with this years Comic Relief charity single, a reworking of Cliff’s 1959 number one. Can they all make it a month on top, or will George Michael, Falco or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
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