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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 8th July 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 8th 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 2nd to Monday 7th July 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, seventeen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
Chris De Burgh released a new album earlier this year along with two singles from it, but none of them have done very much. The third single from that album makes it to the top 40 as a new entry and in doing so becomes his first since “Don’t Pay The Ferryman” in 1982.

39. Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald – “On My Own”
Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald survive another week in the UK top 40 with their former US number one hit, which is down seven places.

38. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
American composer Stan Ridgway makes his UK chart debut this week with this track that comes from a new film called ‘The Big Heat’, which Stan has written the soundtrack to.

37. Audrey Hall – “Smile”
We welcome Audrey Hall back to the top 40 this week with a new entry following her top twenty hit “One Dance Just Won’t Do” earlier this year.

36. Princess – “Tell Me Tomorrow”
Also back is our own Princess with this new entry which follows her last single, “I’ll Keep On Loving You”, which also reached the top twenty.

35. Janet Jackson – “Nasty”
Janet Jackson‘s nastiness has lasted six weeks so far as the song, which followed her very first top 40 single, drops fourteen places.

34. Cock Robin – “The Promise You Made”
American band Cock Robin’s new entry from last week is up five places. The song is also now breaking the top 40 across much of Europe too.

33. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer”
Peter Gabriel’s new album is called “So…” and it’s been number one here and so far No.2 in The States. The lead single from it has been on the chart for eleven weeks and is down eleven places this week.

32. Suzanne Vega – “Left Of Centre”
Suzanne Vega was the highest new entry of very few from last week’s chart, but it does propel the single up three places in week two.

31. David Bowie – “Underground”
Meanwhile, the latest single from David Bowie goes down six places having been with us for a month now. This is the first of a number of tracks he has recorded for the soundtrack of the film ‘Labyrinth’.

30. Miami Sound Machine – “Bad Boy”
The Miami Sound Machine‘s bad boy leaves the top twenty this week, where is has been for five weeks and goes down ten places.

29. Bill Bragg – “Levi Stubbs Tears” (EP)
Bill Bragg’s latest EP is on the move in his second week on the chart. He goes up eight places and back into the top thirty for a second time.

28. Gary Numan – “I Can’t Stop”
Gary Numan may not be able to stop, but his latest singles does as it drops back one place from where it climbed to this time last week.

27. Midge Ure – “Call Of The Wild”
Swapping with him and going back up the chart is Midge Ure with his latest offering, which returns to the spot it held two weeks ago!

26. Furniture – “Brilliant Mind”
Furniture removal continues as the band’s very first top 40 single is going up three places in its third week on the chart.

25. Haywoode – “Roses”
Good news too for Sid Haywoode‘s very first single to reach the top 40. Her new entry from last week finds its feet and goes up fifteen places.

24. Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
Also good news for Steve Winwood with his very first top 40 hit in his own country, which climbs ‘higher’ by fourteen places.

23. Lovebug Starski – “Amityville (The House On The Hill)”
Going the other way is Kevin Smith better known as Lovebug Starski with his first UK chart hit on his own, which goes down ten places.

22. UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song”
UB40 are about to release a new album of material, the follow up to “Baggariddim”. This is the lead single and it gives them a new entry, their sixteenth inside the top 40!

21. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
Robert Palmer latest album came out last year and is called “Riptide”. This is the third single from it and by a long long way, the most successful. he leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down five places.

20. Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends”
Queen have been non-movers for the past two weeks with the second single from their new album, but it moves this week, going down six places.

19. Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years”
The re-issued and smash hit from Simply Red the second time round clocks up two months on the chart and is still top twenty. It entered here eight weeks ago and returns with a drop of four places.

18. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You ’86”
The Real Thing held firm outside the top ten last week for a second week running with this remix of their 1976 hit, but they recommence their downward trend with a fall of seven places.

17. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart”
The lead single from Rod Stewart’s new album was not altogether successful when it came onto the chart two months ago, but it seems the second is with this new entry into the top twenty, which is also this week’s highest!

16. Midnight Star – “Headlines”
Midnight Star continue to make the headlines in their third week in the top 40 as the song is up one place higher than before.

15. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
The former number one and cover of Norman Greenbaum‘s 1970 song from Doctor and The Medics leaves the top ten, down five places this week.

14. Art of Noise with Max Headroom – “Paranoimia”
The Art of Noise are back in the top twenty this week for the second time this year. Their latest collaboration with TV ‘star’ Max Headroom is up twelve places.

13. Claire and Friends – “It’s Orrible Being In Love (When You’re Eight And A Half)”
Also climbing is Claire and her friends from St. Winifred’s School. Their problems with being in love when you’re eight and a half is up six more places.

12. The Real Roxanne – “(Bang Zoom) Let’s Go”
And last week’s highest climber from The Real Roxanne is also continuing in an upwardly direction with a further six places to its cause.

11. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low”
a-ha have been hunting high and now they hunt low, this week outside the top ten as the title track of their debut album is down four places.

10. Samantha Fox – “Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me?)”
Samantha Fox returns to the top ten for a second time this year as the follow up to “Touch Me (I Want Your Body)” goes up two places.

9. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning”
Going down are Bucks Fizz with their brand new single after a month of climbing that drop one place but remain in the top ten.

8. Bananarama – “Venus”
Bananarama have been going up for six weeks now with this cover of Shocking Blue’s 1969 top ten hit, which peaked in this position seventeen years ago. They go up one this week but can they go up anymore to beat the original next week…?

7. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
Nu Shooz drop out of the top five this week, down two places now with two months on the chart with this re-issued single from last year.

6. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
It’s been a fantastic week for Sly Fox with their debut single, after three weeks of steady movement, they suddenly shoot up seventeen places to become this week’s highest climbers!

5. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
And there is good news for Amazulu who dropped out of the top five last week and join Midge Ure in going back up the chart by one place!

4. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
Happy hour for The Housemartins is over as their very first song to make the top 40 peaks and falls back one place this week.

3. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Wate Of Time”
Swapping with The Housemartins this week is Owen Paul, whose favourite waste of time is going up one place and into the top three.

2. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven”
We have a new number one as the top seller from the last two weeks from Wham is off and down one place, back to where it entered the chart three weeks ago.

1. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Going up one is Madonna who claims her second UK chart topper and is this week’s biggest seller of all. But can she make it two in a row, or will Owen Paul or someone else deny her of that? 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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