UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 15th 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 9th to Monday 14th 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 five new entrys, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Katrina And The Waves – “Sun Street” Katrina And The Waves open this week’s chart with a new entry and they hope the sun will keep shining this year as it did last year when they ‘walked’ on it.
39. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent” Gwen Guthrie is back this week with a new entry and the lead single from her new album that’s coming out very soon. We last saw Gwen in 1984 with “Say Yeah”.
38. Peter Gabriel – “Sledgehammer” Peter Gabriel manages three whole months on the chart with the lead single from his latest album, but it goes down five places.
37. Midge Ure – “Call Of The Wild” Having rebounded the chart last week, Midge Ure’s latest also goes down to its lowest point yet with a drop of ten places.
36. Lovebug Starski – “Amityville (The House On The Hill)” Lovebug Starski is also nearly home from his journey to the house on the hill as the song drops thirteen places having been on the UK top 40 for seven weeks.
35. Suzanne Vega – “Left Of Centre” Also going down is last week’s highest new entry from Suzanne Vega who looks like she will not match the high’s of her last single “Marlene On The Wall” with a fall of three places.
34. Princess – “Tell Me Tomorrow” One of last week’s newcomers at least does carry some good news and that is the new entry from Princess, which goes up just two places in week two.
33. Sinitta – “So Macho” Above her is an American singer who makes her debut on the UK top 40 this week. Sinitta is the daughter of Miquel Brown, who released a number of singles since 1977, although without much success here. Her daughter improves on that with this new entry.
32. Billy Bragg – “Levi Stubbs Tears” (EP) One up and one down for Billy Bragg with his latest EP, which peaks and leaves the top thirty, down three places in its third week.
31. Cock Robin – “The Promise You Made” Continued good news for Cock Robin in their third week on the chart as the song goes up again, by three places this week.
30. Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On” There’s a new entry from Robert Palmer this week with another single from his album “Riptide” that follows on from his biggest chart hit to date…
29. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love” …which is up next! Is this the UK top 40 or the Robert Palmer chart? That biggest seller amasses ten weeks on the chart and is down eight places.
28. Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years” Down nine places this week are Simply Red with their biggest chart hit so far as they leave the top twenty in their ninth week.
27. Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends” Queen are still above the Princess as the second single from “A Kind Of Magic” also leaves the upper half of the chart and goes down seven places.
26. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky” Following them is the former number one from Doctor and The Medics, which exits and falls eleven places from the sky.
25. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You ’86” The top twenty clearout continues with The Real Thing down seven places with the 1986 remix of their 1976 original.
24. Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?” This week’s highest new entry is also a debut single and a top 40 debut for British band Hollywood Beyond, who formed two years ago and are currently working on their first album together. This will certainly put the band on a good course for the future.
23. Audrey Hall – “Smile” Audrey Hall’s follow up to “One Dance Just Won’t Do” goes up fourteen places in its second week on the chart and she will want to match the top twenty success of that song this time next week.
22. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low” a-ha‘s bid to hunt whatever it is high and low takes them out of the upper half of the chart this week and down eleven places.
21. Furniture – “Brilliant Mind” Meanwhile, Furniture enjoy more removals as their first chart hit goes up five places within sight of the top twenty.
20. Midnight Star – “Headline” US Funk-Soul group Midnight Star are falling from the night sky as their first UK hit in many years falls back four places.
19. Haywoode – “Roses” Good news for chart newcomer Sid Haywoode as her very first top 40 single reaches the top twenty with a climb of six places this week.
18. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning” The new single from Bucks Fizz leaves the top ten this week, going down nine places for the band’s first hit there for three years.
17. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage” There are some big movers on this week’s chart into the upper half of the top 40 and they begin with Stan Ridgway, which takes a huge leap of twenty one places, but he’s not the highest…
16. Samantha Fox – “Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me?)” Samantha Fox goes the other way as her second top ten hit departs that part of the chart and falls six places, not doing as well as her last did.
15. Claire and Friends – “It’s Orrible Being In Love (When You’re Eight And A Half)” Also going down is Claire and her friends from St. Winifred’s School as they experience love at such a young age, but do so two places lower.
14. Steve Winwood – “Higher Love” Birmingham’s Steve Winwood moves into the upper half of the UK singles chart for the very first time this week as his new song climbs ten places.
13. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait” Nu Shooz have been in the top ten for six weeks with this re-issue of a track that came out last year and has done considerably much better than it did then. It falls six places this week.
12. Art Of Noise featuring Max Headroom – “Paranoimia” The Art of Noise continue to make small steady moves up the chart with their latest. The last one made the top ten and with a rise of two, they are just two more away from that goal.
11. The Real Roxanne – “(Bang Zoom) Let’s Go” Last week’s highest climber from The Real Roxanne is one place away from the top ten as her biggest UK chart hit so far goes up one more place.
10. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red” Chris De Burgh opens the top ten and he has this week’s highest climber too of a MASSIVE thirty places! From the very bottom he storms up the chart, so could he go ten further next week…?
9. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten” Like Midge Ure, Amazulu went back up the chart last week and like Midge Ure this week, Amazulu go down again, four places for them.
8. Bananarama – “Venus” For Bananarama, it’s a no-goer as their cover of Shocking Blue’s 1969 UK No.8 hit, stalls after six weeks of climbing for a second week running. Can they break out and go higher in seven days time…?
7. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour” The Housemartins happy hour is over and so is their time in the top five with their very first chart hit, which is down three places.
6. UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song” UB40 came back to the top 40 last week with new music and the first taste of their brand new album that’s on its way. They are another of this week’s high risers, going up sixteen places.
5. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven” The former number one from Wham drops three places this week as their most recent recording spends its fifth week just inside the top five.
4. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time” Owen Paul was heading for the top with his first and favourite waste of time, recording his debut single, which has been on the up for five weeks, but drops back one place on this week’s chart.
3. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way” Sly Fox certainly had that intention last week with the highest climber and they want to go another three places to achieve that, as that’s what they add to last week’s position.
2. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat of My Heart” Pipping them one step more is last week’s highest new entry from Rod Stewart as he rockets up fifteen places into second place and aiming for a number one in seven days time.
1. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach” For this week, however, it’s Madonna who claims the top spot for a second week with the second new song from her and her new album, “True Blue”. But she has competition for next week if she wants a third from Rod Stewart, Sly Fox and maybe Chris De Burgh. Which one of them will do it? There’s only one way to find out…
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