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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 17th June 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 17th 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 11th to Monday 16th 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 six new entrys, eleven climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Billy Ocean – “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)”
Billy Ocean‘s sad song manages one more week in the top 40 as he falls thirteen places having been on the chart for three months.

39. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
Sly Fox are the American duo of Gary ‘Mudbone’ Cooper and Michael Camacho and they came together late last year to come up with this debut single which has already been a top ten hit in The States. Can they replicate that here with our first new entry this week?

38. Claire and Friends – “It’s ‘Orrible Being In Love”
St. Winifred’s School Choir hit number one with “There’s No One Quite Like Grandma” at the end of 1980 and now they are going for a second, this time lead by Claire Usher and her friends.

37. Van Halen – “Why Can’t This Be Love?”
Van Halen have been asking this question for three whole months now on the chart and they may never get an answer as the song is down fourteen places this week.

36. Big Audio Dynamite – “Medicine Show”
And there’ll be no top twenty hit this time for Big Audio Dynamite as the follow up to “E=MC2” is also going down, seven places.

35. Culture Club – “God Thank You Woman”
The same goes for Culture Club with the follow up to their previous top ten hit, which moves backwards by four places.

34. Big Country – “The Teacher”
Coming back in with a new entry this week are Big Country with the follow up to “Look Away” and the second single from their brand new album that is coming out next month.

33. Matchroom Mob with Chas and Dave – “Snooker Loopy”
Surving another week to pot as many balls as they can are the ‘Matchroom Mob’ with Chas and Dave on vocals who pot only a number five ball this week.

32. Dhar Braxton – “Jump Back (Set Me Free)”
Dhar Braxton made her debut on the UK chart last week with this song, one of two with the title “Set Me Free” on the chart. Her US Dance chart hit climbs three places in week two.

31. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “21st Century Boy”
The Sigue Sigue Sputnik crew moved into the upper half of the chart last week for the second time, but seven days is all they get as the song drops eleven places.

30. Eurythmics – “When Tomorrow Comes”
Annie and Dave of the Eurythmics brought this brand new song to the chart last week ahead of a new album they have been working on. Week two sees it climb eight places.

29. Midge Ure – “Call Of The Wild”
Midge Ure was also another of last week’s newcomers with this track and seven days on he is moving on up seven places.

28. Ca$hflow – “Mine All Mine”
Ca$hflow’s bank balance has been in the black with his former top twenty hit which comes crashing down and out of that section of the chart with a fall of eleven places.

27. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Run The World”
Taking an even greater crash are Tears For Fears, right out of the top ten, as their new version of “…Rule The World” for Sport Aid descends a whopping nineteen places!

26. David Bowie – “Underground”
David Bowie get a new entry this week with the follow up to “Absolute Beginners”. This one is also from a film soundtrack, ‘Labyrinth’, which David also stars in.

25. Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song”
The former number one from the Spitting Image gang leaves the top twenty for the very first time this week going down thirteen places.

24. Pete Wylie – “Sinful”
Also coming out of the upper half of the chart is Pete Wylie with his most successful solo single to date which is down ten places.

23. Level 42 – “Lessons Of Love”
As that is followed by another former top ten hit from Level 42. This week’s lesson is love is down ten places with nine weeks now in the top 40.

22. Bananarama – “Venus”
Bananarama continue to ascend to the mountain top with their cover of Shocking Blue‘s top ten hit from 1969, which goes up four places.

21. Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends”
Queen are back with a new entry and the second single from their new album, “A Kind Of Magic”, the title track having left us two weeks ago.

20. Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald – “On My Own”
Patti Labelle has been on her own with Michael McDonald for two whole months now with this duet, which leaves the top ten, down eleven places.

19. Janet Jackson – “Nasty”
Coming back to the top twenty for the second time in two months is Janet Jackson with the second single from her album “Control”. She goes up three places this week.

18. Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy”
The Miami Sound Machine with singer Gloria Estefan did that last week but are non-movers in the same position for a second week with their second UK top twenty hit.

17. Genesis – “Invisible Touch”
Genesis have hit their peak by the looks of things as the title track from their brand new album takes a turn for the worse and drops two places.

16. Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free”
Jaki Graham has the other song on the top 40 with the title “Set Me Free” and she’s been doing rather well with it for seven weeks. Sadly, Jaki leaves the top ten as the song goes down nine places.

15. Pet Shop Boys – “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)”
As do the Pet Shop Boys, who were hoping for a top ten entry this week but that opportunity is missed as the song goes back four places.

14. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
Owen Paul brought his debut single to the chart last week and he proves it’s not been a waste of time as it powers into the top twenty, going up eleven places.

13. Lovebug Starski – “Amityville (The House On The Hill)”
Lovebug Starski came into the upper half of the UK chart last week with his first big hit here and makes even more progress on that with a climb of six more places.

12. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
UK group The Housemartins made their debut this time last week with this single and their happy hour is extended more than the rest with a climb of eighteen places, they are this week’s highest!

11. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning”
Bucks Fizz returned to the top 40 last week with new music and they also enjoy a good second week, not not much as The Housemartins, but still a respectable climb of thirteen places.

10. Falco – “Vienna Calling”
Falco came into the top ten for the second time this year and he was hoping for a second number one. That won’t happen with a non-mover!

9. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
Amazulu are having a great time with this song, which came onto the chart four weeks ago and now makes the leap into the top ten from it’s former position, twelve places lower.

8. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”
For the last FOUR weeks, Peter Gabriel has been clinging on to the same chart position and he finally gets some movement, although it is down four places.

7. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You”
The Real Thing reached No.6 with the remix of their hit “You To Me Are Everything” a couple of months ago and the follow up to that also hit No.6 last week. And that looks like as far as it will be going as the song slips one place.

6. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
Also going down one place is Robert Palmer with the biggest solo chart hit of his career so far, which also slips one and out of the big five.

5. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low”
Last week’s highest new entry saw a-ha bring the title track of their debut album to the chart and they make it four out of four top ten singles from that album with a climb of eleven places.

4. Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years”
They nearly made it to the top with this second top 40 hit, but sadly Simply Red cannot hold the course as their biggest single yet goes down two places.

3. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
Not going anywhere for a second week are Nu Shooz with this re-issued and remixed song from last year that continues to beat its former chart position, even if it’s a non-mover.

2. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven”
George Michael left the chart two weeks ago with his former solo number one, so he’s regrouped with Andrew Ridgley for this week’s highest new entry that sees Wham back in the chart since their re-issued “Last Christmas”.

1. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
So for a third week it’s Doctor and The Medics that remain top of the chart with their cover of Norman Greenbaum‘s number one from 1970. Can they make it a whole month, or will Wham, a-ha or someone else knock them 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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