UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 24th 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 18th to Monday 23rd 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 one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Pete Wylie – “Sinful” Pete Wylie’s most successful single make it two whole months on the chart as this week it drops sixteen places and nearly out.
39. Ca$hflow – “Mine All Mine” Ca$hflow register just six weeks on the UK top 40 with this double A sider along with “Party Freak”. Both tracks are down eleven places.
38. Art of Noise with Max Headroom – “Paranoimia” Producers Art Of Noise are back with the follow up to their top ten hit “Peter Gunn” and this time it’s for something original and featuring fictional TV personality Max Headroom.
37. Furniture – “Brilliant Mind” British band Furniture have been trying for a chart hit since 1979. To date they have released a number of singles and their debut album, “When The Boom Was On”, in 1983. They are currently putting together a follow up and this is the lead single from it, which gives them their very first top 40 new entry.
36. Spitting Image – “The Chicken Song” The former number one from Spitting Image and Keith is down eleven places this week, having spent two months inside the top 40.
35. Eurythmics – “When Tomorrow Comes” And not such a good week for Dave and Annie of the Eurythmics as their brand new single falls five places having peaked just inside the top thirty seven days ago.
34. Dhar Braxton – “Jump Back (Set Me Free)” Also not doing so well is the first UK top 40 hit for American singer Dhar Braxton, who drops back two places with her debut.
33. Level 42 – “Lessons Of Love” Notching up ten weeks with their brand new track are Level 42, who are down ten places and it looks like their final lesson will be told this week.
32. Gary Numan – “I Can’t Stop” Gary Numan is back in the top 40 this week with a second new song which will feature on a new album he is putting the finishing touches to.
31. The Real Roxanne – “(Bang Zoom) Let’s Go” American rapper Adelaida Martinez goes by the name of The Real Roxanne and she released her self-titled debut single two years ago. This is her fourth and first to make the UK singles chart with this new entry.
30. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way” Going all the way in their second week with their debut single are Sly Fox, who go up nine places and into the top thirty.
29. Midnight Star – “Headlines” Soul group Midnight Star formed in 1979 and like Furniture, have released a number of singles, their highest in America being “Operator” in 1984, which reached No.18. Today, they come into the UK top 40 for the very first time with the lead single to come from their forthcoming sixth studio album.
28. Big Country – “The Teacher” Big Country came on the top 40 last week with the second single from their new album and it goes up six places in its second week.
27. Midge Ure – “Call Of The Wild” Midge Ure’s call of the wild takes him up just two more places this week but with no new solo album in sight just yet.
26. Claire and Friends – “It’s ‘Orrible Being In Love (When You’re Only Eight And A Half)” Claire from St. Winifred’s School choir and her mates came back to the chart for a second time last week and with a climb of twelve places, they are this week’s highest.
25. Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald – “On My Own” American duetters Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald leave the upper half of the chart as they take their former US number one down five places and out.
24. Samantha Fox – “Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me?)” Page 3 model Samantha Fox is back with a second helping of lustful chart pop with this new entry which follows her top three hit, “Touch Me”.
23. Genesis – “Invisible Touch” The new single and title track of the new album from Genesis is down six places this week, while the album remains at number one on the album chart.
22. Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free” Jaki Graham is set free from the upper half of the chart, where she has been for the past six weeks, going down as she does by six places.
21. David Bowie – “Underground” Last week’s new entry from David Bowie will be looking for a move into the top twenty next week as he goes up five places to sit just outside.
20. Pet Shop Boys – “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)” The Pet Shop Boys continue to enjoy opportunities in the top twenty, but the re-issue of their debut single from last year is down five places.
19. Janet Jackson – “Nasty” Meanwhile, Janet Jackson is moving nowhere with her second UK chart hit, which remains just where it landed this time last week.
18. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer” Notching up ten weeks in the chart, four of which were in the number four spot, is Peter Gabriel, who falls ten places.
17. Falco – “Vienna Calling” Also dropping out of the top ten is Falco with his second chart hit here this year. The follow up to his number one is down seven places.
16. Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy” Good news for the Miami Sound Machine and singer Gloria Estefan, they have been non-movers for the last two weeks, but get up and get moving with a climb of two places.
15. Bananarama – “Venus” Bananarama haven’t had a top twenty hit since “Robert De Niro’s Waiting” at the beginning of 1984. Their cover of Shocking Blue‘s top ten hit from 1969 is the one that does it as they go up seven places.
14. Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends” Also going up seven places is the new entry last week from Queen and the second single from their current chart topping album, “A Kind Of Magic”.
13. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach” This week’s highest new entry comes from Madonna with the follow up to “Live To Tell” and the second single from her brand new album, “True Blue“.
12. Lovebug Starski – “Amityville (The House On The Hill)” Climbing higher up his hill is Lovebug Starski as his first UK chart hit single goes up just one more place, five weeks after arriving on the top 40.
11. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You ’86” The second remixed chart hit from The Real Thing drops out of the top ten this week, going down four places for the guys from Liverpool.
10. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love” Robert Palmer stays addicted to the top ten this week, but only just, as his biggest hit to date is down four places.
9. Simply Red – “Holing Back The Years” While the biggest hit from Simply Red so far is down five places and out of the top five. The track comes from their debut album, “Picture Book”.
8. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning” We welcome Bucks Fizz back to the top ten this week for the first time in three years as their brand new single climbs a further three places.
7. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time” Making his top ten debut with his debut single is Owen Paul, who moves up seven places and proving for another week that this is not a waste of time!
6. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low” a-ha slip back one place and out of the top five this week with the title track of their debut album, from which this is the fourth single.
5. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten” Are Amazulu too good to be forgotten? Their biggest hit yet continues to demonstrate that as they go up into the top five with a climb of four places.
4. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky” We must have a new number one as the one from the last three weeks from Doctor and The Medics is going down three places!
3. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour” Last week they were the highest climbers, this week The Housemartins take their debut single up nine places and within range of the top nesting spot.
2. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait” Going one further are Nu Shooz, who have been non-movers for the past two weeks, but exercise a climb of one more place and one closer to the very peak.
1. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven” Taking themselves there this week are Wham, who were last week’s highest new entry and with a climb of one place themselves, they are the UK’s best seller for this week! But can they keep it, or will Nu Shooz, The Housemartins or Amazulu deny them of a second? There is only one way to find out…
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