George Michael 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 22nd April 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 22nd 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 16th to Monday 21st 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, fourteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love?”
American band Van Halen are back in the UK top 40 this week and with a brand new song. This is the first cut form their upcoming seventh album and their first chart hit here since “Jump”, three years ago.

39. Tippa Irie – “Hello Darling”
Tippa Irie has only just found chart success and with his debut single, which just missed the top twenty a few weeks ago and goes down sixteen places in week five.

38. Joyce Sims – “All And All”
And speaking of debut singles, this is the very first to come from an American singer and pianist by the name of Joyce Sims. The song is currently speeding up the US dance chart but she gains a commercial chart entry here this week.

37. Billy Ocean – “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)”
One in and one out for Billy Ocean this week as he follows his recent number one with this new entry and another track from his “Love Zone” album.

36. Belouis Some – “Some People”
Is there a lack of ‘imagination’ this week from Belouis Some as his follow up can only climb two places in week two on the chart?

35. Diana Ross – “Chain Reaction”
The former number one from Diana Ross takes a big slide of seventeen places this week, the same week it registers three whole months in the top 40.

34. David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners”
She overtakes David Bowie with the title theme of the film of the same name, which falls thirteen places and with another song from that same film yet to come.

33. Jim Diamond – “Hi Ho Silver”
From the big screen to the small screen now and Jim Diamond’s theme from the TV series Boon is down fourteen places and out of the upper half of the chart.

32. Maxi Priest – “Strollin’ On”
British singer Maxi Priest made his top 40 debut finally last week with this track and moves up four places in his second.

31. Hear’N’Aid – “Stars”
Time for a charity record now, one or two on the chart and it comes from Black Sabbeth’s Ronnie Dio and Dio’s Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell who call themselves ‘Hear’N’Aid’ and want to raise money to assist with the famine in Africa.

30. Bryan Ferry – “Is Your Love Strong Enough?”
Bryan Ferry may wish to know if your love is strong enough but the song is not strong enough to go any further as it falls back eight places.

29. Depeche Mode – “A Question Of Lust”
Depeche Mode are back with another new song this week, the follow up to “Stripped”, both of which feature on their brand new album, “Black Celebration”.

28. Gary Numan – “This Is Love”
Gary Numan states that this very much is love with his new single, which came onto the chart last week and climbs six places this week.

27. Marvin Gaye – “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
There’s a chart return next for the late Marvin Gaye’s 1968 chart topper, thanks to a new TV advert. Eighteen years later, can he achieve the double and take this to the top again…?

26. Princess – “I’ll Keep On Loving You”
Queen are on the chart this week and so is a Princess. Desire Heslop in fact, who takes the follow up to her top ten hit of last year up eleven places.

25. The Style Council – “Have You Ever Had It So Blue?”
The Style Council are the second act with a song from the ‘Absolute Beginners’ soundtrack and they leave the top twenty this week, down ten places.

24. Bronski Beat – “C’mon, C’mon”
Following them after just seven days there are Bronski Beat with their latest, which falls four places. The song features on their upcoming second album, which is out next month.

23. Level 42 – “Lessons In Love”
Quite a few new entries this week and here comes one from Level 42. It’s a new track which will feature on a new album they are recording and brings them back to the chart for the first time this year.

22. Art of Noise featuring Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn”
Producers Art Of Noise leave the upper half of the chart this week, where they’ve been for a whole month now. The song is down ten places.

21. Suzanne Vega – “Marlene On The Wall”
And continuing to improve upon this single’s initial release is Suzanne Vega, who is up again this week, six places for her and so very close to the top twenty!

20. Aurra – “You And Me Tonight”
There are some big climbers into the top twenty this week and they start with Aurra with their very first UK chart hit which is up nineteen places in its second week.

19. Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2”
Going the other way are Big Audio Dynamite with their very first chart hit also, which is down six places, now with five weeks on the chart.

18. It’s Immaterial – “Driving Away From Home”
It’s Immaterial made their debut on the top 40 this time last week as they prepare to release their first album later this year. The song is up ten places.

17. The SOS Band – “The Finest”
“The Finest” is not yet the finest offering from The SOS Band and with a non-mover this week, its not likely to be!

16. Whitney Houston – “The Greatest Love Of All”
Whitney Houston is another big mover into the upper half of the chart this week. Her cover of an older George Benson number is seventeen places higher than her entry last week.

15. Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers”
Staying with that side of the Atlantic, Atlantic Starr’s first UK chart hit continues to make its way out, this week with a drop of four places.

14. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything ’86”
Coming out of the top ten this week are The Real Thing with the remix of their number one hit from exactly ten years ago, which is down seven places.

13. a-ha – “Train Of Thought”
And following them are a-ha as their train departs for the journey back. The single was a non-mover last week but goes down five places this week.

12. Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World”
We continue the top ten clearout with the reissue of Sam Cooke’s 1961 hit departing and falling six places after a month inside.

11. Simple Minds – “All The Things She Said”
While after one week, the latest from Simple Minds leaves and falls two places, the fourth straight top ten hit from them since “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” a year ago.

10. Madonna – “Live To Tell”
The last time we saw Madonna on the UK chart it was with a re-issue of an earlier track. This week she’s back with something brand new and in doing so, she bags this week’s highest new entry!

9. Samantha Fox – “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)”
Model and now singer Samantha Fox makes it a whole month in the top ten with her first chart hit, which is down four places, however.

8. Five Star – “Can’t Wait Another Minute”
Last week’s highest climber came from Five Star and they improve on that yet again with a climb of six places to bring them back into the top ten for a second time.

7. Big Country – “Look Away”
Back in the top ten this time last week came Big Country with new music and they continue to make it big in their big country with a climb of three more places.

6. Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?”
Michael’s younger sister Janet Jackson enters the UK top ten for the very first time this week as she rises ten places higher than she was seven days ago.

5. Grange Hill Cast – “Just Say No”
The cast of children’s drama Grange Hill came into the top 40 last week as the highest new entry with this song following on from a recent storyline. In week two they move from the highest entry to the highest climbers of twenty one places!

4. Cliff Richard and The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
The Comic Relief charity single from Cliff Richard and The Young Ones was knocked off the top last week and looses a further two places this week.

3. Queen – “A Kind Of Magic”
We heard from a Princess earlier, now here’s a Queen, or Queen the band as their brand new track continues to climb the chart, up one more place this week.

2. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Johann Hölzel aka Falco has taken this song to number one across mainland Europe over the past few months, but can he do it here as well? Well, he’s one place closer to that target this week.

1. George Michael – “A Different Corner”
For this week, however, it’s George Michael who remains on top for a second week with his second solo number one single. But can he fend off the competition and bag a third week on top, or will it be Falco, Queen or the Grange Hill cast that knock him off? 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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