chris de burgh 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 5th August 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 5th August 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 30th July to Monday 4th August 1986.

This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were seven new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Furniture – “Brilliant Mind”
Furniture amass a seventh week on the top 40 with their very first chart hit, which goes down seven places and almost out.

39. Doctor and The Medics – “Burn”
We lose the former number one from Doctor and The Medics this week, only to be replaced by the follow up, which is our first new entry!

38. Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away”
Also back with a new entry is Jaki Graham with another new song from her forthcoming new album that’s out in under two months time. This is the follow up to “Set You Free”.

37. The Real Thing – “Can You Feel The Force?”
The Real Thing are back too with a third helping of The Real Thing vintage, This one is from 1979 and was a top five hit back then. Can they make it at least three top ten hits this year in a row…?

36. Cock Robin – “The Promise You Made”
Cock Robin have been in the chart for six weeks with this song, that slowly made its way up and slowly comes back down, this week by six places.

35. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is”
American band Bruce Hornsby and The Range released their debut album in the US earlier this year and this is the second single from it, which introduces them to the UK top 40 for the very first time with this new entry.

34. Patti LaBelle – “Oh People”
Patti LaBelle comes back for a new entry, on her own this time, really on her own, following her huge duet with Michael McDonald just a few months ago.

33. Wham – “The Edge Of Heaven”
The former number one from Wham makes it two months on the top 40 as the song goes down just five places this week.

32. Art Of Noise featuring Max Headroom – “Paranoimia”
British producers Art Of Noise make it seven thus far with virtual TV star max Headroom in tow as they leave the top thirty, down just three places this week.

31. Phil Fearon – “I Can Prove It”
Producer Phil Fearon proved himself back in 1983 with his first chart hit “Dancing Tight” and he did it again in 1985. Will he make it a third with this new entry that comes from a new album he has arriving very soon?

30. The Real Roxanne – “(Bang Zoom) Let’s Go”
The Real Roxanne’s first big chart hit here reaches seven weeks in the top 40 as it goes down eight places with her ‘hitman’ Howie Tee in tow.

29. Amazulu – “Too Good To Be Forgotten”
Still too good to be forgotten just yet are Amazulu, who reach ten weeks on the chart as they go down just four places.

28. Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love”
This week’s highest new entry comes from actress Anita Dobson who stars in the new BBC soap opera Eastenders and this is the vocal version of the show’s theme tune, which is produced by Simon May, who wrote it!

27. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
With happy hour over for now, The Housemartins leave the upper half of the chart with their first to make it onto the top 40 as it goes down seven places.

26. Paul McCartney – “Press”
It’s been a better week for Paul McCartney with his brand new song. After a climb of just one place last week, he moves up five seven days on.

25. Bananarama – “Venus”
Bananarama leave the top twenty along with their goddess on a mountain top as their version of Shocking Blue’s 1969 hit drops nine places in its ninth week.

24. Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
Going down five paces is Birmingham’s Steve Winwood with his very first UK top 40 hit, which is currently number one Stateside!

23. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
Lionel Richie may still be dancing on his ceiling but he does so only one place higher than he was this time last week.

22. Katrina and The Waves – “Sun Street”
And if Katrina and The Waves want another sunny top ten hit, they are making hard work of it as well as their latest also goes up just one place.

21. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
Owen Paul has been in the top twenty for the past seven weeks with his debut single and he leaves it to return to the section he joined us in, down nine places.

20. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking” (EP)
Scottish band The Jesus and Mary Chain made their top 40 debut with this collection three weeks ago and advanced towards to top ten last week, only to drop down seven places.

19. Status Quo – “Red Sky”
The latest and Newest single from Status Quo was last week’s highest climber and they improve upon that by moving into the top twenty, up two places.

18. Audrey Hall – “Smile”
Audrey Hall has been smiling all the way to her highest UK chart placing yet with this song, but it falls back four places this week.

17. It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”
British band, It Bites, made their top 40 debut last week with the second single to come from their debut album “The Big Lad In The Windmill” and have a superb second week going up nineteen places.

16. Lulu – “Shout”
Lulu brought her debut single back to the chart seven days ago, seventeen years since it made the top ten. She’s heading that way again as the song moves up ten places in its second week.

15. Spandau Ballet – “Fight For Ourselves”
The brand new song from Spandau Ballet put them back in the top twenty for the first time in two years last week but they fail to advance that with a non-mover this week.

14. Haywoode – “Roses”
Haywoode advanced towards the top ten last week with her very first chart hit single, but sadly she falls back three places, having been a climber for five weeks.

13. UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song”
The new UB40 album is the highest new entry at No.8 this week as the lead single leaves the top ten on the singles chart, down five places.

12. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
It’s another good week for American singer Gwen Guthrie, who climbs five places to make this song now her highest ever here.

11. The Smiths – “Panic”
last week’s highest new entry came from The Smiths with this brand new recording and it gives them their highest charting since “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” in 1984 as it goes up seven places.

10. Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
Robert Palmer is left with just one song on the top 40 this week and that’s going down, just one place, as he remains in the top ten.

9. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart”
Rod Stewart has been top ten for a month with his biggest hit for some years, but it goes down five places and out of the top five this week.

8. Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?”
Also going down are Hollywood Beyond with their debut single, which went up one last week and comes back down one seven days later!

7. Five Star – “Find The Time”
Five Star made it a hattrick of top ten hits last week with their latest and they go up three places with it in week three.

6. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
Sly Fox boomeranged the chart last week and went back to their previous chart high with this song. It hasn’t gone all the way as this week it falls three places.

5. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
Jamaican singer Boris Gardiner came into the UK top 40 for the first time last week with this solo recording and he certainly makes us all wake up to the fact that with a climb of twenty two places, he is this week’s highest!

4. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
Composer Stan Ridgway has been moving up and up with this track for five weeks now and he enters the top five this week, up two more places.

3. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Madonna stays top of the album chart with “True Blue” this week as the second single from that album and the former number one drops one more place.

2. Sinitta – “So Macho”
American born singer Sinitta goes up three places with her very first UK chart hit, something her mother never achieved here, and she could go even further…

1. Chris de Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
…not for this week, however, as Chris de Burgh stays top of the lot for a second week with his biggest seller yet. But can he keep it, or will Sinitta, Stan Ridgway or Boris Gardiner topple him? 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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