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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 22nd July 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 22nd 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 16th to Monday 21st 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, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
Robert Palmer became the only artist last week to have two singles in the top 40. His longest running so far, stays to keep two in for him, but falls eleven places.

39. Queen – “Friends Will Be Friends”
Queen achieve a sixth week with the second single from their “A Kind Of Magic” album, which is down twelve places.

38. Status Quo – “Red Sky”
Our first new entry this week come from Status Quo with the second new track that will feature on the band’s upcoming new album. This one follows “Rollin’ Home” two months ago.

37. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
We welcome Lionel Richie back to the UK top 40 this week with the title track of his latest album and the second single from it, which comes after “Say You, Say Me” at the end of last year.

36. The Real Thing – “Can’t Get By Without You ’86”
Meanwhile, 70’s Liverpool group The Real Thing drop eleven places with the remix of their 1976 chart hit, which books in a tenth week on the chart.

35. Simply Red – “Holding Back The Years”
Simply Red are down seven places this week with their biggest chart hit so far. The album it comes from, “Picture Book”, has risen to a new high of No.2 now since its original release in October last year.

34. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
Nearly there. Three months on and having been to see the spirit in the sky, Doctor and The Medics are down eight places with their former number one.

33. Katrina and The Waves – “Sun Street”
Katrina and The Waves came back for a second helping of sunshine this time last week with this new song, which climbs seven places, seven days on from its arrival.

32. Paul McCartney – “Press”
Former Beatle Paul McCartney gets a new entry this week and it’s with the first song that will feature on a brand new studio album he has coming out very soon.

31. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low”
The boys from Norway, a-ha have achieved four top ten hits from their debut album, “Hunting High And Low”, in the last ten months. The title track is the fourth and it goes down nine places in its seventh week on the top 40.

30. Spandau Ballet – “Fight For Ourselves”
Spandau Ballet come back to the chart this week with new music and a new album that will be out next month. This is the lead single and it gives the band their first top 40 hit for nearly two years.

29. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning”
Another early 80’s act, Bucks Fizz, are just one ahead of them with their latest new song, which leaves the top twenty, down eleven places.

28. Cock Robin – “The Promise You Made”
Four weeks in and Cock Robin continue to make small but significant steps up the UK singles chart. This week they move into the top thirty, up three places.

27. Midnight Star – “Headlines”
Coming the other way are American group Midnight Star, with their first hit here of this decade, which drops seven places.

26. Samantha Fox – “Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me?)”
…the answer is, not anymore, Samantha Fox! Her second top ten hit leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down ten places.

25. Five Star – “Find The Time”
Five Star are having a cracking year so far with two big top ten hits under their belt now and this could be number three as ‘The Five’ get a new entry!

24. Claire and Friends – “It’s Orrible Being In Love (When You’re Eight And A Half)”
It’s also ‘orrible for Claire and her friends from St. Winifred’s School when your latest hit single drops out of the top twenty, down nine places!

23. Furniture – “Brilliant Mind”
And it’s also orrible for Furniture as their very first top 40 hit had been climbing to within sight of the upper half of the chart, only to drop back two places.

22. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
Nu Shooz won’t be too bothered about that with ten weeks on the chart and with a huge top three hit with this song as they fall nine places.

21. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
Gwen Guthrie turned up on the UK top 40 last week with this new song and there’s a lot going on in week two for her as it storms up eighteen places.

20. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking” (EP)
The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish band who formed in 1983 and released their debut album last year. Four singles on and they have released this EP, which not only becomes their very first top 40 showing, but this week’s highest new entry!

19. Audrey Hall – “Smile”
Smiles all around this week for Audrey Hall as she returns to the top twenty for the second time with a climb of four places.

18. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
Not so for Amazulu as their former top five smash leaves the top ten, down nine places in its ninth week on the chart.

17. Art of Noise featuring Max Headroom – “Paranoimia”
“Peter Gunn”, the last single from Art of Noise, went top ten earlier this year, but the follow up misses out as both they and virtual TV star Max Headroom fall five places.

16. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Chart newcomer Sinitta made her debut last week with this song that was originally recorded last year but didn’t do so well. A climb of seventeen places in week two puts pay to that!

15. The Real Roxanne – “(Bang Zoom) Let’s Go”
The Real Roxanne was hoping to go much further with this single, which landed just outside the top ten seven days ago, but falls back four places, seven days later.

14. Haywoode – “Roses”
(Sidney) Haywoode continues to improve on her already best and highest charting single to date as she goes up five places.

13. Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
And that also goes for Birmingham born Steve Winwood with his very first UK top 40 hit, which moves up just one more spot this week.

12. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven”
Coming out of the top ten for the very first time ever is the former number one from Wham as their most recent new recording goes down seven places.

11. Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
The man with two songs on the top 40 is Robert Palmer and this was his new entry from last week, which looks like achieving the same success as the song at No.40. A climb of nineteen places makes him this week’s highest!

10. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
Although The Housemartins continue to descend the chart, it’s still happy hour for them in the top ten as the song spends a seventh week there, down three places.

9. Bananarama – “Venus”
Shocking Blue took the original of this song to No.8 back in 1969 and Bananarama have done the same with their version, which slips back one place this week.

8. Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour of Money?”
Hollywood Beyond made their chart debut this time last week and what an entrance as the highest new entry. Seven days later they move into the top ten as the song whizzes up sixteen places.

7. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
Also making his top ten debut is Stan Ridgway, who is still climbing after a month in the UK top 40, this week going up ten places.

6. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
Owen Paul has been wasting his time in the top five with his debut single for the last six weeks, but exits as the song falls two places.

5. UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song”
Taking over from Owen are UB40 with their brand new song and the first to come from their brand new album, which goes up one place.

4. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
Perhaps Sly Fox won’t be going all the way after all as their debut single, which has been doing so well for the last five weeks, drops back one place out of the top three.

3. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart”
And there will be no number one this time for Rod Stewart with his latest, which powered into second place this time last week and also drops back one place.

2. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
There could be no stopping this man, Chris De Burgh, however from getting to the top. Last week a climb of THIRTY places was the highest and another seven days on he flies up eight more spots to put himself in the best place to challenge this time next week.

1. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
For this week and a third in a row, however, it’s Madonna that bags the biggest seller still with the second new single to come from her brand new album, “True Blue“. But can she make it a whole month at the top, or will Chris, UB40 or someone else steal it from her? 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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