Communards 1987

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16th September 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 16th 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 10th to Monday 15th 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 six new entrys, fifteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Anita Dobson – “Anyone Can Fall In Love”
Eastenders actress Anita Dobson can be seen twice a week on BBC1 in the soap opera, she’s been in the top 40 singles chart for seven weeks with the title theme, which goes down ten places.

39. Tina Turner – “Typical Male”
The first single from the new Tina Turner album has achieved four weeks on the chart and just makes a full month as it falls three places.

38. Dead Or Alive – “Brand New Lover”
Our first new entry this week sees the return of Dead Or Alive to the top 40. The former chart toppers have a brand new record and a brand new lover for us!

37. B. B. & Q. Band – “Dreamer”
The B. B. & Q. Band – which stands for Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens Band – are back for a second shot at UK chart success with our second new entry. We saw the briefly last year with “Genie”.

36. Marti Webb – “Always There”
Composer Simon May has been busy lately with the Eastenders theme and now a new Sunday night drama series called Howards Way. Marti Webb sings the title theme this time and it gives her a new entry and a second chart hit for Simon.

35. Loose Ends – “Slow Down”
We welcome Loose Ends back to the top 40 this week. This is the second single to come from their brand new album, “Zagora”, and their first chart hit of this year.

34. Prince – “Girls And Boys”
The most recent Prince album, “Parade”, has produced four UK top 40 hit and this is the fourth. It’s been with us for six weeks and drops twelve places.

33. Amazulu – “Montego Bay”
Amazulu are too good and we haven’t forgotten them just yet as they hit back with the follow up to their top five smash and another new entry this week.

32. Lionel Richie – “Dancing On The Ceiling”
Oh what a feeling…for Lionel Richie as his latest UK top ten success continues to go downwards. This week it’s eleven places lower.

31. Meatloaf and John Parr – “Rock’N’Roll Mercenaries”
The, perhaps, unlikely pairing of Meatloaf and John Parr turned up on the chart last week and they benefit from a climb of eight places in their second.

30. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
Gwen Guthrie has been in the upper half of the UK top 40 for nearly two months with her biggest hit here yet, but she is so no longer as the song falls ten places.

29. The The – “Heartland”
There is some good news for The The this week. Their latest single went down seven days ago, but they bounce back up, six places, and higher than this track has ever been before!

28. Iron Maiden – “Wasted Years”
Perhaps Iron Maiden will be hoping for that to happen to them in seven days from now as their latest single goes down ten places.

27. Big Country – “One Great Thing”
Our highest new entry this week comes from Big Country with another slice of their current album, “The Seer”. This is the follow up to “The Teacher” and “Look Away”.

26. Samantha Fox – “Hold On Tight”
There is no good or bad news for Samantha Fox this week as she hold’s on tight to the same position she held this time last week.

25. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
It’s been over two months since Chris De Burgh was this low. He has been at the very top since then, but leaves the top twenty this week, down six places.

24. OMD – “(Forever) Live And Die”
OMD were one of last week’s new entries with a new recording and they enjoy an even better week two as the song climbs fourteen places.

23. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is”
American band The Range with their lead singer Bruce Hornsby depart the UK top twenty this week. A fall of six places prives that’s just the way it is.

22. Genesis – “In Too Deep”
British band Genesis continue to go the other way, however. Their latest cut from the “Invisible Touch” album hops up just one more spot.

21. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck On You”
Hopping up a few more are Huey Lewis and The News with the follow up to “Power Of Love”, which parks just outside the top twenty with a climb of three places.

20. Timex Social Club – “Rumors”
Down at the Timex Social Club there are no rumours that their song is not doing well. In fact, it’s doing very well! A climb of fourteen places proves it!

19. Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”
…but when Janet Jackson thinks of you, it’s not going so well. Her latest single spent one week in the top ten and it goes down seven places this week.

18. The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink”
Better news greets The Psychedelic Furs this week as they improve upon their chart position of seven days ago with a climb of seven places into the top twenty!

17. Michael McDonald – “Sweet Freedom”
Michael McDonald was last week’s highest new entry and he moves up a whole ten places in his second with us and a second UK top twenty hit of this year.

16. The Human League – “Human”
The Human League are only human. They go up and they also go down. That’s what their brand new song does this week as it leaves the top ten, down six places.

15. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
American band Bon Jovi may give love a bad name but their very first UK top 40 single has a bad week as it drops back one spot.

14. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Meanwhile, Sinitta leaves the top ten, where she has been for it seems like forever with her very first top 40 hit. The song falls five places this week.

13. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
Five Star have really made it big this year with three top ten hits to their names now and this could be number four as with a massive leap of eighteen places, they are this week’s highest climbers!

12. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
Time for some Modern Talking now and this track has been number one across much of mainland Europe. It reached the top five here but goes down five places this week.

11. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around”
No change for the Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk this week as his first UK chart hit fails to make it into the top ten and suffers a second week just outside.

10. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
The Eurythmics enjoy another great week this week. A climb of six places puts them back in the top ten for the first time in nearly twelve months.

9. Run DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
Last week’s highest climber came from Run DMC and Aerosmith with a rework of an old Aerosmith song. This week they too move into the top ten, up six places.

8. MC Miker and DJ Sven – “Holiday Rap”
With holiday’s now over, it’s perhaps expected that the holiday rap from MC Miker and DJ Sven packs up and leaves. The song goes down two places this week.

7. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Rage Hard”
Also going down are Frankie Goes To Hollywood with their brand new song, which went top five last week but drops out and down three this week.

6. Cameo – “Word Up”
For Cameo the word up is that the band are in the UK top ten as their latest song goes up seven places to make this their first!

5. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
The former number one from Boris Gardiner goes down three places. He’s been top five for six weeks with this song, three of which were spent at number one.

4. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight”
British group Cutting Crew continue to make big strides with their debut single, they move up to the top five this week with a climb of four places.

3. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
Also going up after six weeks on the UK top 40 is American singer and songwriter Peter Cetera with his very first hit single here. It’s up two more places this week.

2. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
Having been a non-mover for the past two weeks in third place, American singer Jermaine Stewart continues his personal ascent of the UK singles chart. His very first hit single here is up one more place. Only one more to go…

1. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
For a second week, however, it’s Jimmy and Richard of The Communards who claim first prize as the number one best seller with their version of this 70’s classic. But can they make it three in a row, or will Jermaine, Peter, Cutting Crew or Cameo unhook them? 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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