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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 2nd September 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 2nd September 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 27th August to Monday 1st September 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 eight new entrys, fourteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Madonna – “Papa Don’t Preach”
Madonna survives an eleventh week with her former number one and the second track from her latest album, “True Blue”, which goes down eighteen places.

39. Samantha Fox – “Hold On Tight”
It’s proving a great year for Samantha Fox in the music charts with two big hits to her name already and this could be number three as she is our first new entry this week.

38. The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink”
Our second comes from British band The Psychedelic Furs with a re-recording of a track they originally released in 1981. This is for a new film of the same name and it also charts much higher a second time round for the band.

37. Run DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
An unlikely coming together produces the next new entry from rappers Run DMC and American rock band Aerosmith with a new version of the latter’s original from 1975. It didn’t chart here in the UK on that occasion so we welcome it in its new form.

36. Stan Ridgway – “Camouflage”
Stan Ridgway makes it ten weeks on the UK chart with his very first hit single here as the track prepares to leaves us and goes down fifteen places.

35. The Smiths – “Panic”
The Smiths have caused panic for six weeks with their latest recording and it goes down twelve places on its way out.

34. The The – “Heartland”
The The made their top 40 debut this time last week with the second new song from their upcoming second album and two weeks in they climb five places.

33. Tina Turner – “Typical Male”
Tina Turner is not a typical female but her song “Typical Male” brought her back to the UK top 40 last week and seven days on, only climbs one place.

32. Daryl Hall – “Dreamtime”
Going the other way is fellow American Daryl Hall with his first solo charting single here, which peaks and falls back four places.

31. Lulu – “Shout”
Lulu takes a bigger hit with her very first single and smash hit from the 1960’s. On this occasion, the song drops twelve places right out of the upper half of the chart.

30. The Stranglers – “Nice In Nice”
It’s nice in Nice at this time of year and it’s even nicer in the UK top thirty, that’s where The Stranglers come this week with a climb of two places.

29. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
Dave and Annie of The Eurythmics are back with another new song this week, which does much better than their last, “When Tomorrow Comes”, which peaked one place lower than this new entry.

28. Cameo – “Word Up”
American band Cameo are next with a new entry and this is the lead single from a new album they have coming soon and it puts them back in the UK top 40 since last year.

27. Five Star – “Find The Time”
The latest single from Five Star comes from their brand new album, “Silk & Steel”. This weeks finds them going down just three places with the second track to come from that album.

26. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck With You”
The new song from Huey Lewis and The News does well in its second week with us as it moves up nine places and into the top thirty.

25. Genesis – “In Too Deep”
As does the second single from the Genesis album, which was also new last week, and climbs eight places in week two.

24. Iron Maiden – “Wasted Years”
British heavy metal group Iron Maiden are back with a new entry this week and a new album on the way too, their sixth in fact!

23. MC Miker and DJ Sven – “Holiday Rap”
Get ready for MC Miker and DJ Sven from The Netherlands! This is their debut single which brings Cliff’s “Summer Holiday” and Madonna’s “Holiday” together for a holiday rap and a UK chart entry!

22. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
Do American band Bon Jovi give love a bad name? We shall see if time allows… In their third week ever on the UK top 40, the song climbs three places.

21. Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away”
Jaki Graham is breaking away this week, but it’s from the top twenty, where she’s been for the past three weeks as she goes down five places.

20. Depeche Mode – “A Question Of Time”
It was only time before the latest single from Depeche Mode broke the top twenty and they did that last week. But like Jaki they suffer a fall this week, down three places.

19. Phil Fearon – “I Can Prove It”
Still proving it with his fourth top ten hit is Phil Fearon, although he too goes down this week, five places for him after five weeks in the upper half of the chart.

18. It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”
It Bites also clock up five weeks in the top twenty with their very first hit single and they too go down five places.

17. Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love”
Leaving the top ten and going down ten places this week is actress and singer Anita Dobson with the vocal version of the theme tune from Eastenders.

16. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can Turn Around”
It’s another good week for Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk with his first UK chart hit, which climbs four places having joined the top twenty this time last week.

15. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is”
Also going up are Bruce Hornsby and The Range with their first UK chart hit, which climbs three places. Amazingly the song is due for release Stateside next month.

14. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight”
Back to the UK and Cutting Crew made their debut this time last week as the highest new entry with their debut single. With a climb of twelve places, they become this week’s highest climbers!

13. Prince – “Girls And Boys”
The latest song from Prince dropped one place away from the top ten seven days ago and he does so again with a another step back this week.

12. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
What a feeling for Lionel Richie with his latest UK hit, which left the top ten this time last week and like Prince drops just one more this week.

11. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
Gwen Guthrie has paid the rent and now she leaves the UK top ten with her biggest hit yet here which falls three places.

10. Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”
Janet Jackson enjoys another good week on the UK top 40, a climb of five places put her back in the top ten for a second time this year.

9. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
Ten is the number of weeks that Chris De Burgh has been on the chart with his biggest hit to date. The former number one is down six places, however, this week.

8. The Human League – “Human”
The Human League are very much human and to prove it they move up two places with their brand new single and their biggest since “Fascination” in 1983.

7. Sinitta – “So Macho”
The biggest and first hit from Sinitta returned to the number two spot this time last week, but she goes no further, only back five places and out of the top five.

6. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Rage Hard”
Our highest new entry this week sees the return of Frankie Goes To Hollywood with new music and a potential fourth number one from them.

5. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
The glory of Peter Cetera’s first UK chart hit continues to get bigger as he climbs four places to put him in the top five.

4. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
Euro chart toppers Modern Talking were making big strides towards the top of the UK singles chart until this week that is where they are non-movers.

3. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
Jumping over them and keeping his clothes on is Jermaine Stewart with his first UK hit single, which is up three more places into the top three, at number three!

2. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Jimmy and Richard of The Communards also move ever higher up the chart with their very first top ten hit and a cover of this Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes original which is three places higher than it was.

1. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
Holding the fort for a third week at number one is Boris Gardiner who continues to wake up a very happy man. But can he make it a fourth, or will The Communards, Jermaine Stewart or someone else prevent that from happening? 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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