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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 12th August 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 12th 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 6th to Monday 11th 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 six new entrys, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Bananarama – “Venus”
Bananarama‘s cover of Shocking Blue‘s 1969 original makes it ten weeks in the top 40 this week but the song drops fifteen places and the girls prepare to release something much newer.

39. Daryl Hall – “Dreamtime”
US singer and songwriter Daryl Hall usually teams up with his friend John Oates but our first new entry finds him on his own with the lead single from a new album that’s coming out next month.

38. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
Fellow American Peter Cetera also releases a new album next month and this is also the lead single from it, which gives him his very first solo UK top 40 entry.

37. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
German duo Modern Talking have achieved three number one hits with their first three singles in their home country as well as across mainland Europe. Now they aim to conquer the UK with their very first chart entry here.

36. The Housemartins – “Happy Hour”
Happy hour is coming to an end and The Housemartins call time after ten weeks with their very first chart hit going down nine places.

35. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Some Candy Talking”
The first’s theme continues with the first top 40 hit from Scottish band The Jesus and Mary Chain, who go down fifteen places this week.

34. Steve Winwood – “Higher Love”
Steve Winwood is also going down with his very first UK chart hit, which is number one in America. It drops ten places here after seven weeks in the top 40.

33. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
US singer Jermaine Stewart made his debut at home in 1984 with the song “The Word Is Out” and after three further attempts, he finally makes it with single number four, which is already top ten Stateside and now a new entry here in the UK.

32. Owen Paul – “My Favourite Waste Of Time”
The debut single from Owen Paul has been around for ten weeks now and he remains top 40 as the song falls eleven places.

31. Katrina and The Waves – “Sun Street”
Katrina and The Waves were walking on sunshine the last time they were in the UK top 40, but this time around they could only walk in the top thirty as the song drops back nine places this week.

30. Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”
Janet Jackson is back with a new entry and the third single from her album “Control”, which also gives her a third UK top 40 hit single.

29. Doctor and The Medics – “Burn”
Doctor and The Medics can lay claim to two top 40 hits this year, a number one, and this one, which goes up ten places.

28. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is”
Bruce Hornsby and his band, The Range, made their UK top 40 debut this time last week with this track, which climbs seven places in seven days.

27. Prince – “Girls And Boys”
This week’s highest new entry on the chart comes from Prince with another single from his “Parade” album and this will be the third to make it to the top 40 here.

26. Patti LaBelle – “Oh People”
On her own for sure now Patti LaBelle made solo steps into the top 40 last week and in her second week, she climbs eight places.

25. Paul McCartney – “Press”
The latest single from Paul McCartney continues to hit the headlines, if only in small ways. After four weeks on the chart, it goes up one more place.

24. The Real Thing – “Can You Feel The Force?”
The third chart hit from The Real Thing this year heads towards to the top ten, where the other two peaked as they go up thirteen places.

23. Audrey Hall – “Smile”
No smiles for Audrey Hall as her second and highest charting hit single leaves the top twenty this week, down five places.

22. Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away”
Britain’s Jaki Graham has a great second week with the follow up to “Set Me Free” as she looks to a second top twenty hit with a climb of sixteen places.

21. UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song”
UB40 do single their own song, no one can deny that, but they do it outside the top twenty as the song falls eight places.

20. Haywoode – “Roses”
Sidney Haywoode has been around for seven weeks now and five of those have been spent in the upper half of the chart. She remains so but down six places.

19. Status Quo – “Red Sky”
Staying in the top twenty and in the same place as last week are Status Quo with the second new song to come from their brand new album, which is out in two weeks time.

18. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
A better week for Lionel Richie this week after a small step up seven days ago as he reaches the top twenty with a burst of five places.

17. Phil Fearon – “I Can Prove It”
Phil Fearon wants to prove himself and ‘it’ and he did so last week with a new entry. Seven days on, he proves himself admirably with a leap of fourteen places.

16. Spandau Ballet – “Fight For Ourselves”
The brand new single from Spandau Ballet has been a non-mover for the past two weeks but does make a move this week, down on place.

15. Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
…is what Robert Palmer has been pleading with us all for a month now. It fell on deaf ears last week and it does again this week as he falls five places.

14. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart”
Rod Stewart’s new album of the same name as this single has been his best performing for three years. Both have made the top five, although the single leaves the top ten this week, down five places.

13. Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?”
Also out of the big ten this week is the debut single from Hollywood Beyond, which also drops five places in its fifth week.

12. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
A new an invigorated top ten awaits but not before ‘veterans’ Sly Fox depart, down six for them, having been resident for six weeks.

11. The Smiths – “Panic”
Should The Smiths panic? Their brand new song made it this far, their highest for two years, only to be denied a top ten placing and a non-moving single for a second week.

10. It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”
An almost fresh top ten begins with It Bites climbing ever higher with their first UK hit single, which is up seven places this week.

9. Five Star – “Find The Time”
Going the other way are Five Star with their third top ten hit, which is down two places, having peaked in the same spot as their last one did.

8. Lulu – “Shout”
Not new to the top ten, but back after a gap of 23 years is Lulu with her debut single. It got to No.7 back in 1964, and with a climb of eight places, she’s one step away from matching that.

7. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
The former number one from Madonna goes down four this week, while her album, “True Blue”, remains at number one for a fourth week running.

6. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
Camouflage will do nothing for Stan Ridgway this week, after five weeks of going up, his very first UK top ten hit comes back down by two places.

5. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
Gwen Guthrie has been going up for the last five weeks and she does so again this week as she bags her very first UK top ten hit with a climb of seven places.

4. Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love”
Eastenders actress Anita Dobson, aka Angie Watts, became last week’s highest new entry with the vocal version of the soap theme. This week she becomes the highest climber up a whopping twenty four places with it!

3. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Sinitta is not so macho for the top spot this week as her very first chart hit falls back one place, having been the main challenger for the number one.

2. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
Moving into Sinitta’s spot is last week’s highest climber from Boris Gardiner, who put a further three places on his huge move seven days ago and make himself the main challenger for the top spot next week.

1. Chris de Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
For this week. it’s the lady in red that keeps Chris de Burgh number one for a third week running. But can he make it a whole month, or can Boris Gardiner, Anita Dobson or Gwen Guthrie rise to the summit? 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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