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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 29th July 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 29th July 1986

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 5pm-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Wednesday 23rd to Monday 28th 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 four new entrys, seventeen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Doctor and The Medics – “Spirit In The Sky”
Doctor and The Medics’ cover of Norman Greenbaum‘s original hangs on for another week with their former number one, which is down six places.

39. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
And so does Robert Palmer for a fourteenth week, and amazingly goes back UP the chart, one place higher than he was last week, which still means he has two songs in the top 40!

38. a-ha – “Hunting High And Low”
a-ha have been with us for two months now with the title track of their debut album, which is seven places lower than it was seven days ago.

37. Bucks Fizz – “New Beginning”
While Bucks Fizz make it a ninth week with their latest song, which is down eight places. The group are recording a new album which should be out later this year.

36. It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”
Time for some new music and our first entry this week come from British rock band It Bites, who formed in 1982 but have taken this long to record an album. This is the second single and it lands them inside the top 40 for the very first time.

35. Midnight Star – “Headlines”
The only headline that Midnight Star have been getting for the last three weeks is down, down, down, This week they come out of the top thirty, down eight places.

34. Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”
Nu Shooz can’t wait for their next single to come out. This one has been about for nearly three months now having reached the top three. This week it’s down twelve places.

33. Furniture – “Brilliant Mind”
Bring in the removal men as Furniture are on their way out. Their very first top 40 hit falls ten places after eight weeks on the chart.

32. Claire and Friends – “It’s Orrible Being In Love (When You’re Eight And A Half)”
Claire and her friends from St. Winifred’s School achieved eight weeks this time last week with their problematic song for all those young in love. For their ninth they drop eight places.

31. Paul McCartney – “Press”
The new song from Paul McCartney arrived on the chart last week and goes up just one place in his second as Paul puts the finishing touches to his new album.

30. Cock Robin – “The Promise You Made”
Cock Robin have been moving in short bursts for the past few weeks but that comes to an end as their current single slips back two places.

29. Art Of Noise featuring Max Headroom – “Paranoimia”
Taking a bigger ‘hit’ are Art Of Noise and fantasy TV presenter Max Headroom as their song leaves the upper half of the chart, down twelve places.

28. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven”
Following them are Wham with their former number one, which reaches seven weeks on the chart but drops sixteen places!

27. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
Jamaican singer Boris Gardiner released his debut solo single back in 1970 and it peaked at No.14 here. It’s been seventeen years but he is back today with this new entry from a new album he has been working on for two years.

26. Lulu – “Shout”
Also making her first appearance in the UK top 40 since the 1970’s this week is Lulu and not only that, she’s back with a re-release of her debut single from 1964!

25. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
Amazulu’s biggest hit yet is certainly too good to be forgotten just yet. The song reaches ten weeks on the chart as it leaves the top twenty, down seven places.

24. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
The second single from Lionel Richie’s latest album arrived last week and make a healthy climb of thirteen places in its second.

23. Katrina and The Waves – “Sun Street”
Making a much healthier move in their third week on the chart are Katrina and The Waves, who go up ten places with the follow up to “Walking On Sunshine”.

22. The Real Roxanne – “(Bang Zoom) Let’s Go”
Rapper The Real Roxanne goes the other way as her biggest UK hit so far leaves the upper half of the chart, down seven places.

21. Status Quo – “Red Sky”
No red sky at night for Status Quo this week as the second single from their upcoming new album roars up the chart seventeen places to become this week’s highest climber!

20. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
There are some big changes this week in the top twenty with lots coming down and a few going up, that includes The Housemartins, who leave the top ten, going down ten places.

19. Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
And Steve Winwood with his very first UK top 40 hit. His higher love peaks and takes a lower setting six places under.

18. The Smiths – “Panic”
This week’s highest new entry comes from The Smiths, back with a brand new song this time in anticipation that they are going to record a new album at some stage this year.

17. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
Another good week for Gwen Guthrie as her latest and second single to make the UK top 40 climbs three places having entered the upper half of the chart this time last week.

16. Bananarama – “Venus”
Bananarama took their version of this song to the same mountain top that Shocking Blue did with theirs and now they are on the way down, seven places takes them out of the top ten.

15. Spandau Ballet – “Fight For Ourselves”
The new song from Spandau Ballet arrived this time last week on the chart and they make a return to the top twenty in week two, going up fifteen places.

14. Audrey Hall – “Smile”
Smiles all round as Audrey Hall continues to improve on her already best UK chart position with this song as she is five places higher than she was!

13. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking”
Good new also for last week’s highest new entry and chart debut for The Jesus and Mary Chain, who go up seven places with their first hit single.

12. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
Having been in the top ten for two months, its time to leave as Owen Paul‘s favourite waste of time becomes just that, down six places.

11. Haywoode – “Roses”
Haywoode‘s very firs top 40 hit continues to do very well. After a month on the chart, she parks herself outside the top ten, up three places.

10. Five Star – “Find The Time”
So far this year, Five Star have achieved two top ten hits and with a climb of fifteen places, this becomes their third in a row!

9. Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
For a third week running, Robert Palmer has two songs on the top 40. This was last week’s highest climber and he moves back into the top ten, up two more places.

8. UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song”
The latest and newest single from UB40 has peaked as it drops back three places. Their new album, “Rat In The Kitchen”, is out tomorrow!

7. Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?”
New band Hollywood Beyond brought their debut single into the top ten last week and improve upon that seven days later going up one place.

6. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
Also going up one is American composer Stan Ridgway with a track from his album, “The Big Heat”, which is also his first UK top ten hit.

5. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Overtaking them is American but British based singer Sinitta, who continues to outdo her mother’s chart performance here with this song that powers into the top ten, up eleven places this week.

4. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart”
Rod Stewart lost second place last week with his biggest hit for some years and the lead single from his new album. He loses third place this week, as the song falls one more spot.

3. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
That happened to Sly Fox last week with their debut single not going all the way. The reverse happens seven days later as the song goes back up one and back to where they were two weeks ago!

2. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
We have a new number one as the one that’s been there for the last three weeks from Madonna comes down one and off the top.

1. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
Going up one and claiming his very first number one hit is Chris De Burgh, from the very bottom of the chart to the very top of the chart! But can he keep it, or will Sly Fox go all the way this time or Sinitta prove too macho for Chris? 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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