UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 10th June 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 4th to Monday 9th 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 three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Madonna – “Live To Tell” Madonna makes it two whole months on the UK chart with the first track from her brand new album, “True Blue”. With another on the way very soon, she lives to tell of a drop of seventeen places.
39. Freddie Mercury – “Time” Time has run out for Freddie Mercury with his latest solo single, which is down seven places as Queen top the album chart with “A Kind of Magic”.
38. Eurythmics – “When Tomorrow Comes” Annie and Dave of the Eurythmics are back for a second time this year but it’s with something very new and a taster of their upcoming sixth studio album, which is also this week’s first new entry.
37. AC/DC – “Who Made Who? Who did make who is the question? One answer that is known is that AC/DC’s latest track goes down thirteen places after just four weeks on the chart.
36. Midge Ure – “Call Of The Wild” Former Ultravox lead singer Midge Ure comes back to the top 40 with new music this week and this new entry , his first since “That Certain Smile” a year ago.
35. Dhar Braxton – “Jump Back (Set Me Free)” Dhar Braxton is a New York club singer who recorded and released this song back home earlier this year and took it to number one on the US club chart. Now she penetrates the UK commercial sales chart with this debut entry.
34. The Smiths – “Big Mouth Strikes Again” The Smiths were hoping for at least a top twenty hit with their latest but was it their big mouths that spoke too soon as the song falls eight places…?
33. Status Quo – “Rollin’ Home” Nearly there…Status Quo come a rolling home with the first cut from their brand new album, which is down thirteen places.
32. The Communards – “Disenchanted” Richard and Jimmy of The Communards will be disenchanted this week as their brand new single is also going down, three places, having just scraped into the top thirty only last week.
31. Culture Club – “God Thank You Woman” The new one from Culture Club moves up the other way as the second new single from them this year goes up seven places.
30. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour” The Housemartins are a four piece vocal pop group that come from Hull and formed in 1983. They released their debut single, “Flag Day”, last year and there has been another one since. But third time lucky, they gain entry top the top 40 today!
29. Big Audio Dynamite – “Medicine Show” Big Audio Dynamite are back in the top thirty as the follow up to “E=MC2” doesn’t quite do the same mathematics as that but does go up eleven places.
28. Matchroom Mob with Chas and Dave – “Snooker Loopy” The ‘Matchroom Mob’ fronted by Chas and Dave have nearly cleared the table as all their balls have been potted and the song goes down sixteen places.
27. Billy Ocean – “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” Billy Ocean has been on the chart for two months now with the follow up to his big number one of this year. He leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down nine places.
26. Bananarama – “Venus” Like Goddesses on a mountain top, Bananarama take their cover of Shocking Blue’s 1968 top ten hit up ten places, but can they take it any further?
25. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time” We have another chart debut now as Scottish singer Owen Paul brings his debut single to the top 40 with this big new entry. The 24 year old is currently recording his first album which will be out a bit later this year.
24. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning” And coming back to the top 40 this week for the first time in two years are former Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz! This is actually the third new track from them but it becomes their first to come this far.
23. Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love?” Eddie Van Halen and the gang come out of the top twenty this week, where they’ve been for the last five weeks with their biggest UK hit single for three years which is down nine places.
22. Janet Jackson – “Nasty” Janet Jackson is reduced to one song on the chart this week as the follow up to “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” goes up eight places.
21. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten” While Amazulu take their latest single up twelve places. The group have achieved two previous top twenty hits so can they make it a third next week…?
20. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “21st Century Boy” Sigue Sigue Sputnik are looking ahead to the next century with last week’s highest new entry and they move into the upper half of the chart one week on but just by two places.
19. Lovebug Starski – “Amityville (The House On The Hill)” Lovebug Starski finally made it into the UK top 40 last week with this single and he really capitalises on it in week two with the highest climber up eighteen places!
18. Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy” Coming back into the top twenty for the second time are the band Miami Sound Machine with lead artist Emilio Stefan’s wife Gloria on lead vocals as their “Bad Boy” goes up three places.
17. Ca$hflow – “Mine All Mine” Ca$hflow may have gotten greedy as their lust for more $$$ only results in the double A sider slipping back two places.
16. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low” The a-ha boys are back in town and this time it’s with the title track of their smash hit debut album which is the fourth single to come from it and is also this week’s highest new entry!
15. Genesis – “Invisible Touch” Genesis go up just one place this week with their first new song that is also the title track of their new album, which is out tomorrow.
14. Pete Wylie – “Sinful” Pete Wylie has been progressing well for some weeks now with this song, so he will consider it sinful that the song drops back one place on this week’s chart.
13. Level 42 – “Lessons Of Love” Level 42 have been learning a few good lessons of love recently in the top ten, but their relationship with that part of the chart comes to an end with the song falling six places.
12. Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song” Also taking a big hit this week is the big hit and former number one from the Spitting Image gang, which also leaves the big ten, down nine places.
11. Pet Shop Boys – “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)” The Pet Shop Boys improve on their last release, “Love Comes Quickly”, with a climb of six places and hoping for a second top ten hit in seven days time…
10. Falco – “Vienna Calling” Last week’s highest climber from Falco goes up nine more places to give him his second UK top ten hit in a row, but could it be a second number one…?
9. Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald – “On My Own” Perhaps the song should have been called “On OUR Own”. Whatever, the former American number one from Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald is down three places this week.
8. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Run The World” There’ll be no number one again for Tears For Fears with the Sport Aid version of their smash hit from last year, which reverses three paces back.
7. Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free” Having been a non-mover for the last two weeks, there is good news for Jaki Graham as her brand new track resumes its climb, going up two places.
6. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You ’86” The Real Thing peaked here only two months ago with the new version of their former 1976 chart topper. Going up five puts them back outside the top five with the song that followed that number one, a decade ago.
5. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love” Robert Palmer’s addiction continues to get the better of him and us as the song climbs into the top five this week, up three places in its fifth week.
4. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer” Once again, with all else changing around him, Peter Gabriel manages to bag a FOURTH week in the number four spot! Better get that sledgehammer sharpened…
3. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait” Bypassing him and everyone else so far are Nu Shooz, who made their UK top ten debut last week and better that by going up seven more places this week!
2. Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years” Simply Red put themselves in the best place for a move to the top this week, seven days ago, but like Peter Gabriel, they have to contend with a non-mover, so near and yet so far away.
1. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit On The Sky” Which means for a second week, Doctor and The Medics stay on top of the lot with the former number one from Norman Greenbaum that’s nearly twenty years old now. Can they get the hattrick and make it three in a row or will Nu Shooz, Robert Palmer or someone else take over? There’s only one way to find out…
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