communards 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 9th September 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 9th 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 3rd to Monday 8th 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 five new entrys, fourteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Daryl Hall – “Dreamtime”
American singer Daryl Hall survives a seventh week in the UK top 40. His first single away from John Oates drops eight places to the very bottom.

39. Meatloaf and John Parr – “Rock’N’Roll Mercenaries”
It’s been two years since Meatloaf was last in the UK top 40, but he makes his return with this week’s first new entry with the first track from a brand new album he has coming out and he’s joined by British singer John Parr, who we last saw only a year ago with his hit, “St. Elmo’s Fire”.

38. OMD – “(Forever) Live And Die”
Also back in the charts this year for the first time are Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark. They have a new album on the way and this is the lead single from it which is their first top 40 hit since “Secret” just over a year ago.

37. The Stranglers – “Nice In Nice”
The weather was good for The Stranglers in Nice until this week as their brand new song brings them closer to home and down seven places.

36. Tina Turner – “Typical Male”
Also going down and with her latest recording is Tina Turner. Her new album is called “Break Every Rule” and it’s out in three weeks time. For now though the lead single goes down three places.

35. The The – “Heartland”
And following Tina are The The with their latest offering, which drops back just one place having been on the chart for three weeks.

34. Timex Social Club – “Rumors”
American group Timex Social Club make their chart debut here with their debut single next, which is flying high on the Billboard chart as they make themselves known on this side of the Atlantic.

33. Depeche Mode – “A Question of Time”
The latest single from Depeche Mode‘s current album, “Black Celebration”, leaves the upper half of the chart and falls thirteen places this week.

32. Phil Fearon – “I Can Prove It”
As does the latest single from Phil Fearon. After seven weeks on the chart, he also drops thirteen places having proved himself only a few weeks earlier.

31. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
We lose “Find The Time” from Five Star this week but we gain the follow up as a new entry from the famous five. Can they make this another top ten hit…?

30. Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love”
Eastenders star Anita Dobson goes down thirteen places this week and out of the top twenty with her vocal version of the TV theme.

29. Jaki Graham – “Breaking Away”
And down eight places goes Jaki Graham with her second top twenty hit of this year and the second new song to come from her new alum, which is also titled “Breaking Away”.

28. It Bites – “Calling All The Heroes”
The debut single from It Bites falls ten places this week and out of the top twenty, where the group have been for two months now.

27. Michael McDonald – “Sweet Freedom”
Michael McDonald and Patti Labelle are responsible for one of the biggest hits of this year so far. Patti recently returned on her own and now Michael does the same, which is also this week’s highest new entry.

26. Samantha Fox – “Hold On Tight”
Hold on tight indeed as Samantha Fox powers her way towards another chart hit single. Her third of this year goes up thirteen places in its second week.

25. The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink”
The Psychedelic Furs returned to the top 40 last week with the title track of the new film that is now out in cinemas. They also enjoy a healthy climb of thirteen places in their second week.

24. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck On You”
Huey Lewis and The News are not getting stuck anywhere as their latest single, and first from their new album, goes up two more places.

23. Genesis – “In Too Deep”
That also applies to Genesis with the second single from their latest album, “Invisible Touch”, which also goes up two places.

22. Prince – “Girls And Boys”
Going the other way is Prince with his brand new recording having dropped one place in each of the past three, he tumbles nine on this occasion.

21. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
Lionel Richie has always been one step ahead of Prince and he continues to be as he too falls nine places and drops out of the upper half of the top 40.

20. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
American singer Gwen Guthrie has been in the UK top twenty for seven weeks with her biggest hit, but this could be her last as the song falls nine places.

19. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
Going down ten places is Chris De Burgh with his former number one, which leaves the top ten after two months residency.

18. Iron Maiden – “Wasted Years”
British rockers Iron Maiden arrived last week with brand new music and improve up on their entry position with a climb of six places.

17. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is”
The way for Bruce Hornsby and The Range for the last five weeks has been going up and up with their very first UK hit, but seven days on the song goes back down two places.

16. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
Good news for Dave and Annie of The Eurythmics as their second new song of this year outperforms their last and with a boost of thirteen places, they make their return to the upper half of the chart.

15. RUN DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
Even better news for RUN DMC and Aerosmith with their new version of the latter’s 1970 single, which rockets up twenty two places, which makes it by far this week’s highest climber!

14. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
Also good news for fellow American band Bon Jovi with their very first UK chart hit, which receives a blast of eight places to bring them into the UK top twenty.

13. Cameo – “Word Up”
Joining this ever growing list are American group Cameo with their latest offering, which makes a move into the UK top twenty of fifteen places.

12. Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”
The Americans are coming! The Americans are coming! Solo Yank Janet Jackson went top ten for the second time this year last week but it was just for seven days as the song drops out, down two places.

11. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can Turn Around”
And still they come, this time it’s Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk, who climbs five places to put him just outside the UK top ten.

10. The Human League – “Human”
The brand new song from The Human League has given them their biggest hit for some years but this week it drops back two places, sadly.

9. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Sinitta is still big and strong in the top ten, she’s been here for two whole months now with her very first chart hit. And like The Human League, Sinitta falls two places this week.

8. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight”
New chart stars Cutting Crew have so far been the highest new entry and last week’s highest climbers. They take their debut single into the top ten in week three, going up six places.

7. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
German duo Modern Talking have been holding on in fourth place for the past two weeks, but their first UK top 40 hit goes down three places from there.

6. MC Miker and DJ Sven – “Holiday Rap”
There’s a Dutch duo coming next who made their UK top 40 debut this time last week with their mix of holiday songs in one rap. MC Miker and DJ Sven fly away seventeen places in their second week with us.

5. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
American singer Peter Cetera sings about the glory of love in his first UK chart hit and he went top five with it last week. There he stays for a second week running in the same spot.

4. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Rage Hard”
Last week’s highest new entry saw the return of Frankie Goes To Hollywood to the chart with new music. The song climbs just two places in week two, taking them back into the top five.

3. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
American singer Jermaine Stewart made it to the UK top three without taking his clothes off last week, but perhaps she should have as the song freezes for a second week.

2. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
We have a new number one as Boris Gardiner falls one place off the top where he has been for the past three weeks with this song.

1. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Doing a swap and going up one are The Communards to become this week’s brand new number one and the biggest seller of all! Congratulations to Richard and Jimmy as they become the first artists to take this song to the very top of the UK singles chart. But can they keep it, or will someone else knock them straight off in seven days time? 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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