george michael 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 29th April 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 29th 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 23rd to Monday 28th 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 six new entrys, fourteen climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. St. John’s College School – “The Queen’s Birthday Song”
We start the chart this week with St. John’s College School choir and The band of The Grenedier Guards ‘beating’ this new entry in celebration of HM’s 60th birthday!

39. Dire Straits – “Your Latest Trick”
Also with a new entry are Dire Straits. Their latest trick is to release another track from their “Brothers In Arms” album, the follow up to the hugely successful “Walk Of Life”.

38. The Style Council – “Have You Ever Had It So Blue?”
There is just one song left from the ‘Absolute Beginners’ soundtrack on the top 40 now and it comes from The Style Council as they go down thirteen places.

37. Force MD’s – “Tender Love”
Force MDs are an American male vocal group, who have been together for five years. This is the lead single from their second studio album and it also brings them their very first UK top 40 chart entry.

36. Bronski Beat – “C’mon, C’mon”
Bronski Beat are down twelve places this week with the follow up to their fop five hit at the beginning of the year.

35. The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry”
The Cure are back with something new next as well as a new entry. This was a track originally recorded in 1979 but has been remixed by Dave Allen, who has also worked with The Damned.

34. Art Of Noise featuring Duane Eddy – “Peter Gunn”
This could be the last week on the chart for “Peter Gunn”. This time around it has come from producers Art Of Noise. Seven weeks down the line the song falls twelve places.

33. Belouis Some – “Some People”
After a slow start last week, Belious Some moves up three places in week three with this re-issue of a song he first put out last year.

32. Maxi Priest – “Strollin’ On”
Meanwhile, Maxi Priest does anything but ‘strollin’ on’ as his very first top 40 chart entry pauses for a second week in the same spot.

31. Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love?”
Van Halen may ask that question but the single of the same title has a good second week with a climb of nine places.

30. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”
Peter Gabriel has a new solo album awaiting release next month and he’s just released this as the first single with a rather inventive video! The track brings him his first top 40 new entry for six years as well!

29. Billy Ocean – “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)”
The follow up to Billy Ocean‘s big number one at the start of this year came onto the chart last week and moves up eight places in week two.

28. Depeche Mode – “A Question Of Lust”
Depeche Mode take a more casual approach in their second week as the follow up to “Stripped” climbs just one place.

27. Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2”
The sums that Big Audio Dynamite are doing are only a minus now as their first chart hit single drops out of the top twenty, down eight places.

26. Hear’N’Aid – “Stars”
The rock charity single from Hear’N’Aid joined the chart last weeks and move into the top thirty this week, up five places.

25. Joyce Sims – “All And All”
As did this debut single from American singer Joyce Sims, who does the same but with a much bigger climb of thirteen places.

24. Princess – “I’ll Keep On Loving You”
Princess is up just two places this week with her second single, which has been produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, just as her first was.

23. Suzanne Vega – “Marlene On The Wall”
So near and yet so far away for Suzanne Vega as her first UK chart hit misses the upper half and drops back two places this week.

22. It’s Immaterial – “Driving Away From Home”
While It’s Immaterial made it…and seven days later, drop out of the top twenty! Their very first single goes down four places.

21. a-ha – “Train Of Thought”
a-ha‘s train continues its return journey as their third UK top 40 single falls eight places and out of the upper half, where it’s been for the past four weeks.

20. The Real Thing – “You To Me Are Everything ’86”
The remix of The Real Thing‘s 1976 chart topper is down six places this week, but stays in the upper half of the chart for an eighth week.

19. Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald – “On My Own”
Patti LaBelle was the lead singer of the 70’s all girl group, The LaBelles, but she has never had a charting single here in the UK. Today she is the highest new entry along with fellow American Michael McDonald with this song, which is currently number one over there!

18. Sam Cooke – “Wonderful World”
Sam Cooke’s wonderful world is still in the UK top twenty, but six places lower than it was last week. It’s one of a few old classics that is currently revisiting the UK chart.

17. The SOS Band – “The Finest”
And get this! The SOS Band’s ‘finest’ stays in the same place for a THIRD week running! Their finest? Just be good to them, won’t you!

16. Atlantic Starr – “Secret Lovers”
Dropping down just one place this week are Atlantic Starr with their first UK hit single, which reached the top three Stateside.

15. Simple Minds – “All The Things She Said”
Simple Minds are down four places with the latest single from their “Once Upon A Time” album, which has now been on the chart for a month.

14. Samantha Fox – “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)”
Samantha Fox has achieved three more weeks than that with her first top 40 single, which leaves the top ten this week, down five places.

13. Cliff Richard and The Young Ones – “Living Doll”
Also leaving the top ten is the former number one from Cliff and The Young Ones, which drops nine places, having topped the chart for three weeks.

12. Aurra – “You And Me Tonight”
Continuing to do better and better as each week goes by are Aurra, who leaped into the top twenty this time seven days ago and move up a further eight places.

11. Marvin Gaye – “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”
Following Sam Cooke’s reissue, Marvin Gaye returned this old classic to the UK top 40 last week and with a burst of sixteen places, he is the highest climber this week!

10. Whitney Houston – “The Greatest Love Of All”
Whitney Houston is back in the UK top ten this week – it’s three out of three for her – as the follow up to “Saving All My Love For You” and “How Will I Know?” goes up six places.

9. Level 42 – “Lessons In Love”
Also back are Level 42, they have lessons in love, perhaps the greatest love of all and theirs is up fourteen places in one whole week.

8. Big Country – “Look Away”
Big Country are still living in a big country, but their newest and latest slips back one place, awaiting the arrival of their new album…

7. Five Star – “Can’t Wait Another Minute”
Swapping places with them are Five Star, who go up one with their second top ten hit of their careers so far and hoping for another top five move next week.

6. Queen – “A Kind Of Magic”
“A Kind Of Magic” will be the title track of Queen’s new album and its coming out in two months time. For now though the song falls three places, out of the top three.

5. Grange Hill Cast – “Just Say No”
Two weeks ago, the cast of Grange Hill were the highest new entry, last week they were the highest climbers, but week three sees them freeze, but still saying “no”.

4. Madonna – “Live To Tell”
The new single from Madonna was last week’s highest new entry, straight into the top ten, and she moves up six places seven days later, the song has already been number one in America.

3. Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?”
Fellow America singer Janet Jackson is one place ahead of Madonna, her very first single to make the UK top 40 climbs three more places into the top three.

2. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Falco has taken this song to number one in nine countries to date, but with no move at all here in the UK for a second week, that’s where he remains, just one shy of the top.

1. George Michael – “A Different Corner”
George Michael is also a non-mover this week, but he’s at the very top for a third week running with his second solo chart topper. Can he make it a full month, or will Janet Jackson, Madonna or someone else outsell him next week? There’s only one way to find out…

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