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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 1st July 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 1st July 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 25th to Monday 30th 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 five new entrys, eleven climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Haywoode – “Roses”
Singer Sidney Haywoode has been recording since 1983 and released quite a few singles to date. This track came out last year but didn’t do much, but second time round she gets her first top 40 chart entry.

39. Cock Robin – “The Promise You Made”
US Band Cock Robin also make their UK top 40 debut this week with this, their third single. Their debut, “When Your Heart Is Weak”, reached No.35 in The States last year.

38. Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
Birmingham born artist Steve Winwood has been ploughing away at getting a hit for more than a decade and despite achieving a top twenty hit in America in 1980, he’s yet to have one here. That all changes today with the lead single to come from his fourth studio album.

37. Billy Bragg – “Levi Stubbs Tears” (EP)
Coming back to the top 40 this week is Billy Bragg, with another EP, the follow up to “Between The Wars” last year, which reached the top twenty.

36. Dhar Braxton – “Jump Back (Set Me Free)”
Dhar Braxton’s first UK chart hit goes down two places this week, one of two songs that uses the title “Set Me Free”. And the other is not too far behind…

35. Suzanne Vega – “Left Of Centre”
The New entries finish here this week with the highest and it’s a return from Suzanne Vega with the follow up to her first top 40 hit, “Marlene On The Wall”. This one comes from the soundtrack of a new film that’s coming out called ‘Pretty In Pink’.

34. Big Country – “The Teacher”
Not good news for Big Country this week as their second new track goes down six places. Their new album is called “The Steer” and it’s out in two weeks time.

33. Jaki Graham – “Set Me Free”
Here comes the other “Set Me Free”. It’s from Jaki Graham and she’s been on the chart for two whole months with it, but going down eleven places this week.

32. Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald – “On My Own”
With ten weeks on the chart, Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald take their duet down seven places as they prepare to leave us.

31. Genesis – “Invisible Touch”
Genesis have had the invisible touch for six weeks, the title track of their brand new album goes down eight places.

30. Pet Shop Boys – “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)”
The opportunity for the Pet Shop Boys to make a little bit more money is coming to an end as their third top twenty hit in a row goes down ten places.

29. Furniture – “Brilliant Mind”
Good news for anyone that had bought new Furniture, their first top 40 charting single is up eight places in its second week!

28. Midge Ure – “Call Of The Wild”
Midge Ure’s call of the wild, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have been heard so much as the song goes down two places.

27. Gary Numan – “I Can’t Stop”
Gary Numan just can’t stop…having hits, as his latest new offering moves up five places and one more than his last single, “This Is Love” achieved.

26. Art Of Noise and Max Headroom – “Paranoimia”
Producers the Art of Noise returned to the top 40 last week this time with TV generated presenter Max Headroom and their collaboration goes up twelve places in week two.

25. David Bowie – “Underground”
David Bowie was hoping for a leap into the top twenty this week, but his latest single misses out and instead drops back four places.

24. Falco – “Vienna Calling”
Leaving that section of the chart is Falco with his second UK chart hit of this year, which takes a fall of seven places.

23. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
If Sly Fox are to go all the way, they are making heavy work of it. This week the song climbs seven places for the duo.

22. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”
Coming the other way as he sledgehammer’s his way down the chart is Peter Gabriel, now with ten weeks to his credit but four places lower.

21. Janet Jackson – “Nasty”
And out too comes Janet Jackson with her non-mover of the last two weeks as she goes down two places with the second single to hit here from her album, “Control“.

20. Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy”
After spending six weeks climbing the UK chart, the Miami Sound Machine and Gloria Estefan take a turn for the worse and fall back four places.

19. Claire and Friends – “It’s Orrible Being In Love (When You’re Eight and a Half)”
Last week’s highest climber was from the St. Winifred’s School choir with Claire at the helm and this week they return to the top twenty, up seven places.

18. The Real Roxanne – “(Bang Zoom) Let’s Go”
This week’s highest climber is up next and it comes from the Real Roxanne with their very first UK chart hit which enters the top twenty, up thirteen places.

17. Midnight Star – “Headlines”
Also heading the same way are Midnight Star, another of last week’s new entries and this one goes up twelve places.

16. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
Robert Palmer has been addicted to the top ten for six weeks, but that’s enough as the third single from his most recent album, “Riptide”, leaves and goes down six places.

15. Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years”
Simply Red follow Robert, also down six places and also with their biggest seller and highest charting single to date.

14. Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends”
Queen’s latest single is a non-mover this week. The follow up to “A Kind Of Magic” refuses to go any further, but that happened to the former before it went up much higher. Will this one do the same…?

13. Lovebug Starski – “Amityville (The House On The Hill)”
Lovebug Starski drops back one place this week as his climb up to the house on the hill comes to an end, just for now that is.

12. Samantha Fox – “Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)”
Pleasing Samantha Fox means buying more copies of her latest single, which powers up twelve places as she hopes for a second top ten hit this time next week.

11. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You ’86”
Good news, of a kind, for The Real Thing this week as their 1986 remix of their 1976 hit, which left the top ten last week, stays put as a non-mover for a second week.

10. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
The former number one from Doctor and The Medics fell from the sky last week off the top and it falls even more this week, down six places.

9. Bananarama – “Venus”
Last week Bananarama achieved their first top twenty hit for over two years and this week it’s their first top ten hit in the same amount of time as their cover of Shocking Blue’s 1969 top ten hit goes up six places.

8. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning”
Staying right where they ascended this time last week are Bucks Fizz with their brand new single which is a non-mover.

7. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low”
The title track of a-ha‘s debut album slipped out of the top five seven days ago and goes down another single spot seven days later.

6. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
And perhaps Amazulu’s latest single is too good and it repeats what a-ha did a week ago and drops out of the top five, down one place.

5. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
After six weeks of climbing, Nu Shooz couldn’t wait to be this week’s number one. Instead their first UK top 40 hit goes backwards and down three places.

4. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
It was certainly not a waste of time for singer Owen Paul to record and release his debut single as a month on the chart sees it going up again, this week by three places.

3. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
Happy hour has been extended to The Housemartins for another week but their debut single remains in third place, where it rose up to for a second.

2. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Jumping over them all is last week’s highest new entry from Madonna and she’s back at the number two spot for the third time this year with her latest single, which has gone up eleven places to be here.

1. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven”
For this week at least it’s George and Andrew that stay on top with their brand new song for a second week running. But can they make it two, or will Madonna or Owen Paul both make a claim for the top? 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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