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 28th May to Monday 2nd June 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 seven new entrys, Fifteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Big Audio Dynamite – “Medicine Show” We kick off with a healthy intake of new entries this week with Big Audio Dynamite who are back for a second shot following their recent success with “E=MC2”.
39. Mantronix – “Bassline” Mantronix’s ‘bassline’ is still kicking but no longer kicking its way up the chart. After just one week of going up, the song comes down five places.
38. Culture Club – “God Thank You Woman” There’s a second cut from the new Culture Club album to enter the chart as the boys follow up their top ten hit from two months ago.
37. Lovebug Starski – “Amityville (The House On The Hill)” US producer Kevin Smith calls himself Lovebug Starski and he’s been recording since 1979. Today he gets his first entry in the UK top 40 after a number of tries.
36. Bananarama – “Venus” The Bananarama girls come back to the UK top 40 for the first since last year’s “Do Not Disturb” and it’s with a cover version of a Shocking Blue hit from 1969 that topped the US chart and made No.8 here, How far can they take this new recording?
35. Joyce Sims – “All And All” Joyce Sims has been in the top 40 for two months with her debut single but this could be her last for now as the song falls twelve places.
34. Janet Jackson – “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” Janet Jackson was one of last week’s big droppers but she maintains a top 40 spot here in the UK as she is just three places lower this week…and we may hear from her again!
33. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten” Amazulu are back in the top 40 with this new entry, their first to make it this far since “Don’t You Just Know It” a year ago.
32. Freddie Mercury – “Time” Queen’s Freddie Mercury climbs just one more place this week with his solo single outside of his other interests as Queen prepare to release their new album, “A Kind Of Magic”, tomorrow!
31. Rod Stewart – “Love Touch” Rod Stewart has a new album coming very soon and this is the lead single, but it suffers a fall of three places in its third week on the chart.
30. Janet Jackson – “Nasty” I said Janet Jackson would be back and here she is! Her second UK top 40 showing this week is a new entry and the second single to come from her new album, “Control“.
29. The Communards – “Disenchanted” The Communards will release their debut album next month and this is one of the tracks on it. Their latest single climbs nine places and into the top thirty.
28. Five Star – “Can’t Wait Another Minute” Five Star are having a great year this year with two top ten hits under their belts so far. This is the lead single from their new album that will be out later this Summer and it’s down nine places this week.
27. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus” Like Janet Jackson, Falco has two songs on the UK chart this week. This is his former number one and it’s down twelve places.
26. The Smiths – “Big Mouth Strikes Again” The latest single from The Smiths climbs two places in its second week on the chart, the band will release their new album in two weeks time.
25. The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster” The B-52’s leave the upper half of the chart this week with their re-issued former debut single from 1979 that is down eleven places.
24. AC/DC – “Who Made Who?” As are Australian rock band AC/DC, who fall eight places and out after just one week in with their latest offering.
23. Madonna – “Live To Tell” The first single from Madonna‘s new album follows on with a fall of six places as she is about to release a second here before the album itself later on this month.
22. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “21st Century Boy” When Sigue Sigue Sputnik finally made the top 40 for the first time earlier this year, there were the highest new entrants. They’ve done it again with the follow up to “Love Missile F1-11”!
21. Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy” The Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan go up five places this week with their first UK chart hit for two years and will be hoping for a second top twenty hit this time next week…
20. Status Quo – “Rollin’ Home” Status Quo are rollin’ home with their newest single, which comes from their upcoming seventeenth studio album. It’s down nine places this week.
19. Falco – “Vienna Calling” Here’s Falco again. Back in the top twenty to replace his former number one, which left this week and with a climb of sixteen places, he’s the highest of them all!
18. Billy Ocean – “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” Sad times for Billy Ocean as his latest, which has been going up steadily for the last six weeks, takes a turn in the wrong direction and goes down six places.
17. Pet Shop Boys – “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)” The Pet Shop Boys are back in the top twenty again and much higher than their last single achieved as their re-released debut from last year goes up twelve places.
16. Genesis – “Invisible Touch” Going up too are Genesis with the title track of their brand new album that’s out soon. The band come back to the upper half of the chart with a move of nine places.
15. Ca$hflow – “Mine All Mine” Ca$hflow did that last week and continue to rake it all in as their double A sider is three places higher than it was!
14. Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love?” Van Halen ask the question…they’ve been pondering it in the same spot for the last two weeks but love comes down and so do they as they leave the top ten, down six places.
13. Pete Wylie – “Sinful” Pete Wylie came into the top 40 at the very bottom a month ago and he’s been progressing well each week since. He’s up seven in week four on the chart.
12. Matchroom Mob with Chas and Dave – “Snooker Loopy” The Matchroom Mob and Chas and Dave leave the table almost clean of balls as they exit the big ten this week, down five places.
11. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You ’86” The Real Thing are on track to repeat the success they had only two months ago with the remixed “You To Me Are Everything” with their other big chart hit, which is up eleven and looking for a top ten place in seven days time.
10. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait” Nu Shooz are having much bigger success with this track than they did last year. This week the move into the UK top ten, also up eleven places.
9. Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free” …is what Jaki Graham will be saying as her new single sticks where she landed seven days ago as a non-mover. Jaki is finishing recording her new album that will be out a bit later this year.
8. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love” Robert Palmer IS addicted to love and he’s also addicted to success with his latest single, which proves to be his most successful yet as it is up two places a month in.
7. Level 42 – “Lessons In Love” Level 42 have only just started work on their next album so it will be some time before we see or hear anything of that. For now, this is their newest recording and it’s been top ten for five weeks now but goes down two places.
6. Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald – “On My Own” Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald are not on their own any longer, having propped up most of the chart in second place for some weeks now, their former US number one goes down four places.
5. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Run The World” This Tears For Fears rework was last weeks highest new entry and Kurt and Roland bring it back to the top five with a climb of eight places. Will it actually beat the original and go to the top…?
4. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer” Peter Gabriel’s sledgehammer must still be blunt as he remains in the same position for a third consecutive week with the song that has the most creative video on the chart.
3. Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song” Deckchairs go flying and jumbo jets come crashing down as the Spitting Image team come off the top spot they’ve been holding for the last three weeks and go down two places.
2. Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years” Taking second place this week are Simply Red with this re-released song from last years, which climbs four places and could well become their first number one…
1. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky” For this week though there is a new number one and it’s congratulations to Doctor and The Medics who take Norman Greenbaum’s 1970 hit back to the top of the UK singles chart and also bag their very first number one! Now that they’ve reached the sky, can they stay up or will Simply Red or Tears For Fears outrun them next time? There’s only one way to find out…
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