UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 15th 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 9th to Monday 14th 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 eight new entrys, twelve climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Culture Club – “Move Away” Culture Club take their newest single down thirteen places this week while their album, ” From Luxury To Heartache” also slips out of the top ten.
39. Aurra – “You And Me Tonight” Aurra are a US group who formed in 1980 and have already released a number of singles and four albums. Their latest, “Like I Like It”, came out last year and this is the third single from it, but the first to make the UK top 40 as a new entry.
38. Belouis Some – “Some People” After his “Imagination”, Belouis Some is back in the chart this week with a new entry, both tracks come from his debut album of the same name.
37. Princess – “I’ll Keep On Loving You” Princess also gains a new entry this week with the follow up to her debut, “Say I’m Your Number One”, from last year and this is also produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.
36. Maxi Priest – “Strollin’ On” Making his top 40 debut this week is British singer Maxi Priest, who was signed up to 10 Records in 1984 and after a couple of singles and his first album, finally makes it this far.
35. Huey Lewis and The News – “The Power Of Love” Huey Lewis and The News are down seven places this week with their global hit from the film ‘Back To The Future’.
34. Gary Numan – “This Is Love” Gary Numan is currently working on new material for a new album and he’s already decided to share this new song with us and in doing so, he gets a new entry this week.
33. Whitney Houston – “The Greatest Love Of All” And there’s a new entry also for Whitney Houston with her third UK top 40 charting song, the follow up to “How Will I Know?” and a cover of a George Benson song from 1977.
32. Prince – “Kiss” Prince is down six places in his seventh week on the UK top 40 with the lead single from his brand new album, “Parade”.
31. The Bangles – “Manic Monday” While The Bangles leave the top twenty and go down eleven places in their ninth week on the top 40 with their very first to make this part of the UK chart.
30. Pet Shop Boys – “Love Comes Quickly” …success also comes very quickly, as the Pet Shop Boys found with their last single. This one just made the top twenty and it’s down nine places this week.
29. The Blow Monkeys – “Digging Your Scene” The Blow Monkeys take a slightly smaller fall this week with their very first top 40 hot, which is down five places.
28. It’s Immaterial – “Driving Away From Home” British band It’s Immaterial formed in 1980 and have released a number of standalone singles since then. They are just finishing work on their debut album, which will be out later this year, meanwhile than band enjoy their very first top 40 chart entry!
27. Suzanne Vega – “Marlene On The Wall” That happened to Suzanne Vega last week when this song broke over the line and into the all important part of the UK singles chart. She climbs thirteen places with it in week two.
26. Grange Hill Cast – “Just Say No” There has been a powerful storyline in the children’s TV drama Grange Hill recently and to get their message out to kids everywhere, the cast have gone into the recording studio to produce this single, which is also this week’s highest new entry.
25. Mr. Mister – “Kyrie” For those in the know, a kyrie is a Greek prayer. In more modern times, it’s the title of Mr. Mister‘s second US number one, which falls nine places here in the UK this week.
24. Stevie Wonder – “Overjoyed” Stevie Wonder was ‘overjoyed’ only two weeks ago when he hit the top twenty with this song. He’s out this week as the song falls five places.
23. Tippa Irie – “Hello Darling” Also going down with his debut single is British rapper Tippa Irie, who was hoping for a top twenty move this week but instead, drops back one place.
22. Bryan Ferry – “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” Three weeks in and Bryan Ferry proves that he is strong enough and so is his brand new record, which is up seven places.
21. David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners” There are two songs on the chart from the soundtrack of the film ‘Absolute Beginners’. This is the title track from David Bowie and it’s down eight places.
20. Bronski Beat – “C’mon, C’mon” Bronski Beat are moving ever higher with their latest track. Four weeks in and they break the top twenty with a climb of five places.
19. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver” There’s a small drop of just two places for Jim Diamond this week, who stay in the upper half of the chart with his theme song from the TV series Boon.
18. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction” While the former number one from Diana Ross is down six places, she also stays top twenty for a ninth week with her biggest hit of this decade so far.
17. The SOS Band – “The Finest” Edging ever closer to their UK chart high are The SOS Band with their latest and finest, which comes into the top twenty, up six places.
16. Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” After four years of recording her own music, Michael’s younger sister, Janet Jackson, made it into the UK top 40 last week with this track and she wants to follow her brother to the top with a huge climb of twenty one places in her second week!
15. The Style Council – “Have You Ever Had It So Blue?” The questions keep coming as The Style Council as if you have had it so blue from the soundtrack of ‘Absolute Beginners’, although it slips back one place this week.
14. Five Star – “Can’t Wait Another Minute” Five Star got their first top ten hit at the beginning of this year and want a second and they are going about it the right way too with a whopping climb of twenty two places in week two, this week’s highest!
13. Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2” Big Audio Dynamite made the leap last week to just outside the top ten, but alas the song doesn’t quite make it as their sum no longer adds up and they drop back two places.
12. Art Of Noise featuring Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn” Art of Noise’s cover/new version of the old Henry Mancini number with Duane Eddy on guitar leaves the top ten this week, down four places.
11. Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers” And doing so well with their very first UK chart hit were Atlantic Starr, who also fall out and only by one place as well!
10. Big Country – “Look Away” Good news for Big Country today as their brand new single goes up eight places to give the band their first top ten hit for two years.
9. Simple Minds – “All The Thing She Said” While fellow Scots band Simple Minds, who were last week’s highest new entry, also return to the top ten, for the second time this year, as their latest climbs six places.
8. a-ha – “Train Of Thought” a-ha were one of last week’s two joint highest climbers and take their third UK top ten hit out of three releases up one more place in week three.
7. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything ’86” The Real Thing went down one place last week and they do the same again this week as the remix of their former chart topper continues to be the sweetest song that they can sing.
6. Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World” The re-issue of the late Sam Cooke’s early 60’s hit leaves the top three as it goes down three places this week, still the best its ever done here in the UK.
5. Samantha Fox – “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” Model and now singer Samantha Fox wants you to touch her and she stays top five with that thought, down one more place, however.
4. Queen – “A Kind Of Magic” The new single from Queen had stalled last week in the same spot but gathers might at last to climb three places and give the band their first top five hit of this year.
3. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus” This song has already been a huge hit across mainland Europe for Falco and now it replicates that here in the UK as the song moves up two places to enter the big three.
2. Cliff Richard and The Young Ones – “Living Doll” All change at the top as the number one for the past three weeks from Cliff and comedians The Young Ones lives no more and slips down one place.
1. George Michael – “A Different Corner” Doing a swap with them is George Michael, who climbs one to become this week’s brand new number one and bag his second solo chart topper! Can he make it two in a row or is that a careless whisper?(!) Or will Falco, Queen or someone else knock him off? There’s only one way to find out…
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