UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 19th 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 13th to Monday 18th 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, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. The Stranglers – “Nice In Nice” The Stranglers are back in town and they have a new album coming out next month. This is the first single from it and it puts them back in the top 40 for the first time since “No Mercy”, two years ago.
39. Audrey Hall – “Smile” One last smile from Audrey Hall this week. She’s been smiling for seven weeks on the chart, but we shall miss her for now as the song falls sixteen places.
38. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name” Bon Jovi are an American rock band that formed in 1984. They’ve released two albums so far and a third is on the way, from which, this is the lead single and it’s currently top ten over there. Can they do the same here with their UK chart debut?
37. UB40 – “Sing Our Own Song” The first single from UB40’s new album, “Rat In Our Kitchen”, has been in the top 40 for seven weeks, but it could be going with a drop of sixteen places.
36. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can Turn Around” Farley Williams as he is better known to his family, goes by the name of Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk and he’s been making a name for himself Stateside for a few years now. This is his seventh single release but his first to make it big with this new entry.
35. Haywoode – “Roses” Haywoode has been smelling roses for two whole months now with this single, which finally brought her to the top 40. We await the next one very soon, but for now, she drops fifteen places.
34. Paul McCartney – “Press” Hold the presses! The latest single from Paul McCartney goes down too, nine places, but his new album, “Press To Play”, is out in a weeks time.
33. Daryl Hall – “Dreamtime” Free of Mr. Oates, Daryl Hall made his solo debut on the UK chart last week and takes the song up six places in his second.
32. Doctor and The Medics – “Burn” There’ll be no number one for Doctor and The Medics this time as they crash and burn with the follow up, which is down three places.
31. The Real Thing – “Can You Feel The Force?” And there’ll be no third top ten hit for The Real Thing as the reissue of their 1980 hit sinks seven places after three weeks on the chart.
30. Spandau Ballet – “Fight For Ourselves” The first big hit for Spandau Ballet in two years leaves the top twenty this week, down fourteen places after spending just five weeks on the chart.
29. Patti LaBelle – “Oh People” Also going down is Patti LaBelle with her solo follow up to her big duet with Michael McDonald, the song drops three places.
28. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Jimmy and Richard are The Communards and they hit back with a third helping from them and their debut album, which is out now. This is a cover of a Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes 1975 hit that was also a big hit for Thelma Houston the following year.
27. Status Quo – “Red Sky” Red sky at night…etc, but there’s a shepherd’s warning in the morning for Status Quo as their second new song drops out of the top twenty and down eight places.
26. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart” Rod Stewart’s heart has been beating for seven weeks in the top 40 as his biggest hit for some years also departs the upper half of the top 40, down twelve places.
25. Depeche Mode – “A Question Of Time” More new music next and a new entry from Depeche Mode with a third helping from their “Black Celebration” album that follows “A Question of Lust”.
24. Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On” Robert Palmer is not hanging around this time like he did with “Addicted To Love”. The follow up to that big hit is down nine places this week.
23. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is” Bruce Hornsby and The Range continue to advance, but I guess that’s just the way it goes as their very first UK chart hit moves up five places.
22. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way” Sly Fox accumulate ten weeks in the top 40 with their debut single and after two months in the top twenty, they leave with a fall of ten places.
21. Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You” Going up nine this week is Janet Jackson with the third single to make the UK top 40 from her latest album, “Control”.
20. Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?” Will Hollywood Beyond get to Hollywood at all with this song? For now they fall seven places here with their debut single.
19. The Human League – “Human” This week’s highest new entry sees the welcome return of The Human League to the chart with new music and a new album on the way and this brings them back to the top twenty for the first time in two years.
18. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love” American Peter Cetera has an excellent second week in the UK top 40 with his first ever chart hit here, which flies up twenty places!
17. Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away” Also doing well in her third week is Jaki Graham, who returns to the top twenty with a climb of five places with the follow up to “Set Me Free”.
16. Five Star – “Find The Time” Five Star found the time to make the top ten for a third time recently, but after three weeks there, they drop out and down seven places.
15. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” Lots of big climbers this week and Jermaine Stewart is one of them with his very first UK chart hit, which storms into the top twenty, up eighteen places.
14. The Smiths – “Panic” The Smiths had been holding onto the number eleven position for the past two weeks and that’s not a good sign as they drop back three places and away from the top ten.
13. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach” Madonna leaves the top ten this week, down six places, with her former number one and back to where she came in nine weeks ago!
12. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie” Modern Talking have already achieved three number ones in their home country of Germany and across mainland Europe. They arrived here last week and they mean business as with a climb of twenty five places, they are assuredly this week’s highest!
11. Prince – “Girls And Boys” Also doing well, but not quite so well is last week’s highest new entry from Prince, which powers up sixteen places to land just outside the top ten.
10. Lulu – “Shout” The re-issue of Lulu’s debut single doesn’t look like it’s going to match the songs previous chart high as it drops back two places this week.
9. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage” Stan Ridgway’s camouflage has been broken and it dropped out of the top five last week. He stays top ten, but down three places.
8. Phil Fearon – “I Can’t Prove It” More good news for Phil Fearon as he comes into the top ten this week. His latest song to make it this far goes up nine places, proving he can do it!
7. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling” Also have a much better time of it this week is Lionel Richie, who return to the UK top ten with the second single from his album of the same name, which is up eleven places.
6. It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes” It Bites continue to be the heroes as their very first UK chart hit continues to go ever higher. Four weeks on and they are up four more places.
5. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent” Climbing ceases for now for Gwen Guthrie. She’s made it this far and that’s all she can manage as her biggest ever UK chart hit stays a non-mover.
4. Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love” And that also goes for last week’s highest climber from Eastenders actress Anita Dobson with the title song of the soap opera, which stays exactly where it landed seven days ago.
3. Sinitta – “So Macho” Sinitta came down one this time last week with her very first UK chart hit and like Anita and Gwen, she remains on stop for a second week running.
2. Chris de Burgh – “The Lady In Red” There is change at the top, however, as Chris de Burgh goes down one place from the number one spot, where he’s been for the last three weeks.
1. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You” Changing places with Chris is Boris Gardiner, who goes up one place to become our new number one with his very first solo UK hit single! But can he keep it for a second, or will someone else push him out of the way? There’s only one way to find out…
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