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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 26th August 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 26th 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 20th to Monday 25th 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 five new entrys, fifteen climbers and one non-movers And it was announced like this…

40. Robert Palmer – “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”
This time Robert Palmer has lasted seven weeks on the top 40 with his second hit of this year. The song goes down sixteen places this week.

39. The The – “Heartland”
British band The The formed in 1979 and have so far released a number of singles and their debut album back in 1983. They have their second coming out later this year and from it comes this song which gives them their very first top 40 chart entry.

38. Rod Stewart – “Every Beat Of My Heart”
We’ve listened to every beat of Rod Stewart’s heart for two months now with the best selling track from his latest album so far although it goes down twelve places this week.

37. Status Quo – “Red Sky”
Ahead of their brand new album, which is called “In The Army Now”, the second track from Status Quo falls ten places after six weeks on the chart.

36. The Real Thing – “Can You Feel The Force?”
After a month, The Real Thing feel the force of their third re-issue of this year going down five places and possibly out next week.

35. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck With You”
Huey Lewis and The News are back with a new entry this week with the follow up to “The Power Of Love”. This is new music from the band and a new album is coming out next month.

34. Tina Turner – “Typical Male”
Tina Turner also has a new album coming very soon and this is the lead track from it, which gives her a new entry and her first UK top 40 hit of this year.

33. Genesis – “In Too Deep”
The latest album from Genesis has been out for a few months now and the title track, “Invisible Touch”, has already been a chart hit. This is the follow up and another new entry this week.

32. The Stranglers – “Nice In Nice”
Is it nice in Nice this time of year? It is in the top 40 for The Stranglers as their new entry from last week goes up eight places.

31. Patti Labelle – “Oh People”
Going the other way is Patti Labelle with her latest which is down just two places this week. The song comes from her new album, “Winner In You”.

30. Doctor and The Medics – “Burn”
There has been a reprieve for Doctor and The Medics this week as their latest, which went down seven days ago, goes back up the chart by two places!

29. Hollywood Beyond – “What’s The Colour Of Money?”
The debut single from Hollywood Beyond leaves the top twenty this week and falls nine places. The group have started recording an album of material that should be with us next year.

28. Daryl Hall – “Dreamtime”
Daryl Hall continues to climb the UK chart on his own again, this week he goes up five places and into the top thirty.

27. Sly Fox – “Let’s Go All The Way”
The debut single from Sly Fox takes the same number of moves as Daryl but going down five places. The track comes from their debut album, which was released earlier this year.

26. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight”
Our highest new entry this week is also a chart debut and a debut single from British group Cutting Crew, who hail from London, so we expect big things from them with this impressive debut.

25. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
American band Bon Jovi made their chart debut here last week with this track and they enjoy a healthy second week with the song going up thirteen places.

24. Five Star – “Find The Time”
Homegrown stars Five Star depart the upper half of the chart this week as they find the time eight places lower than they were.

23. The Smiths – “Panic”
And joining them are The Smiths, who fall nine places with their biggest chart hit for three years and as yet with no announcement of a new album.

22. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
The former number one from Madonna is also out of the top twenty as she goes down nine places in her tenth week on the UK top 40.

21. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
And leaving the top ten in one big fall is Stan Ridgway, having spent two months on the UK top 40, his camouflage is broken and drops twelve places.

20. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can Turn Around”
There are some big movers in this weeks chart that were all fresh this time last week and that includes Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk with his first UK chart hit, which storms into the top twenty up sixteen places.

19. Lulu – “Shout”
Lulu on the other had has been high for a second time with her debut single from back in 1964, but moves in a downward direction by nine places.

18. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is”
More good news for Bruce Hornsby and The Range this week as their very first UK chart hit goes up five places and into the upper half of the chart. That’s just the way it is!

17. Depeche Mode – “A Question Of Time”
Depeche Mode‘s “Question Of Lust” made the top thirty but their “Question Of Time” goes much higher as they go up eight places with it.

16. Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away”
Jaki Graham is breaking away from her spot on last week’s chart, which is one place higher with her second hit of this year.

15. Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”
Back in the UK top twenty for a third time this year is Janet Jackson who goes up six places with the third single from her album, “Control”.

14. Phil Fearon – “I Can Prove It”
Phil Fearon proved himself and ‘it’ this time last week when he entered the top ten, but seven days on and he’s out and down six places.

13. It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”
And that goes for It Bites, who have been top ten for the last three weeks but also depart, down seven places, with their debut single.

12. Prince – “Girls And Boys”
The latest offering from Prince made its way to the top ten this time last week, but he steps back one and a little bit further away from there.

11. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
Plenty of new songs in the top ten this week and Lionel Richie is another one that makes way for them as he no longer dances on the ceiling and drops four places.

10. The Human League – “Human”
Good news for The Human League this week as their highest new entry from last week goes up nine places and puts them back in the top ten.

9. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
American singer Peter Cetera made a huge move last week with his very first UK chart hit and he does again this week as he moves into the big ten with a climb of nine places.

8. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
Gwen Guthrie has to pay the rent but all that’s going on this week for her is her song going down three places and out of the top five.

7. Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love”
Eastenders star Anita Dobson brought the vocal version of the title theme from the soap opera into the top five recently but she too suffers under the weight of the new intake as she too drops three places.

6. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
American star Jermaine Stewart is one that is pushing some of the residents down as he joins the UK top ten with this first big hit here as it goes up nine places.

5. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Jimmy and Richard of The Communards have so far achieved only top thirty hits but with their version of this 70’s track they break that mold and fly up twenty three places to be this week’s highest climbers!

4. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
Modern Talking were last week’s and they come into the top ten also this week as their German chart topper aims for the top here with a climb of eight places.

3. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
The former number one from Chris De Burgh drops another place this week as his lady finishes dancing with him, cheek to cheek!

2. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Back up goes Sinitta as she climbs one place and back to where she was three weeks ago with her debut top 40 hit. Can she go one more this time…?

1. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
For this week, however, it’s Boris Gardiner that keep the top spot for a second week with his debut solo hit single. But he has a lot of competition if he wants a third. Will it be Sinitta, Modern Talking, The Communards or someone else that takes it from 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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