the communards 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 23rd September 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 23rd 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 17th to Monday 22nd 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, fifteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Gwen Guthrie – “Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent”
Could time be running out for Gwen Guthrie as her highest UK chart hit to date drops ten places right to the very edge…?

39. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – “The Way It Is”
Also sliding down the chart after eight weeks with us are Bruce Hornsby and The Range, who go down sixteen places with their very first.

38. Chris De Burgh – “The Lady In Red”
After three months with us, the former number one from Chris De Burgh drops thirteen places in what could be his last week, for now that is.

37. Meatloaf and John Parr – “Rock’N’Roll Mercenaries”
Meatloaf and John Parr are Rock’N’Roll mercenaries but that does no good for their joint collaboration, which goes down six places in their third week.

36. Samantha Fox – “Hold On Tight”
Lots of downers today and they keep coming with Samantha Fox falling ten places with her third chart hit, having been a non-mover for the last two weeks.

35. B. B. & Q. Band – “Dreamer”
Going the other way are the B. B. & Q. Band, who were a new entry last week, and move up two places in week two on the UK top 40.

34. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
We have our first new entry next with the return of Cyndi Lauper to the UK top 40 with a new track, which becomes her first to make it this far since “Time After Time” two years ago.

33. Ultravox – “Same Old Story”
There’s also a chart return for Ultravox next. They have a new album on the way and this is also their first appearance since 1984.

32. The The – “Heartland”
The The must be feeling dizzy as their latest single goes up and down week after week. This week, it goes down again by three places.

31. Dead Or Alive – “Brand New Lover”
Going up this week are Dead Or Alive with their brand new single, which landed seven day ago and goes up seven places!

30. New Order – “State Of The Nation”
New music for this week next and New Order are back with the first single to come from their forthcoming second studio album. This is also their second time on the top 40 this year since “Shellshock”, three months ago.

29. Loose Ends – “Slow Down”
No Loose Ends this weeks for the group of the same name as their chart entry from last week climbs six places into the top thirty.

28. Queen – “Who Wants To Live Forever?”
There’s a new entry this week for Queen with the third single to come from their current album, “A Kind Of Magic”. The two before both made the top twenty, so will this one?

27. Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”
When Janet Jackson thinks of a hit, she probably doesn’t think of her latest single sliding eight places and out of the UK top twenty.

26. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
Our highest new entry this week comes from Paul Simon, or Al as he seems to be called now. This is the first to feature on a new album he has coming out, his first since “Hearts And Bones” back in 1983.

25. The Human League – “Human”
The Human League remain human but do not remain in the upper half of the UK chart. For the first time, they drop out, down nine places.

24. Marti Webb – “Always There”
It’s been a good week for the vocal version from the new TV series Howards Way. Sung by Marti Webb and orchestrated by Simon May, the song climbs twelve places making it this week’s highest.

23. Amazulu – “Montego Bay”
Going the same way as their last single did, Amazulu are up ten places with the follow up to “Too Good To be Forgotten”.

22. Genesis – “In Too Deep”
Having climbed for four weeks with their latest single, Genesis park up and go nowhere in their fifth as the follow up to “Invisible Touch” becomes a non-mover.

21. Sinitta – “So Macho”
Leaving the top twenty, where she has been for over two months now, is Sinitta, with her very first chart hit, which goes down seven places.

20. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
US rock band Bon Jovi spend a fourth week in the UK top twenty, their very first chart hit here goes down five places.

19. Big Country – “One Great Thing”
Coming back to the top twenty for the second time this year are Big Country, who were last week’s highest new entry. Week two sees them go up eight places.

18. The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink”
The Psychedelic Furs moved into the upper half of the chart last week with the title song from the film of the same name, but one week on, they get a non-mover.

17. Modern Talking – “Brother Louie”
German duo Modern Talking go down five places this week with their very first UK top 40 hit. The song comes from their third studio album, “Ready For Romance”, which came out earlier this year.

16. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Rage Hard”
Not a good week for Frankie Goes To Hollywood as their brand new song crashes out of the top ten after three weeks as it goes down nine places.

15. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck On You”
No sticking for Huey Lewis and The News’ latest and also brand new track as they move up and into the top twenty with a climb of six places.

14. OMD – “Forever (Live And Die)”
Joining them and going up ten places are OMD with their latest release, which puts them in the upper half of the chart for the first time since “Talking Loud And Clear” just over two years ago.

13. Timex Social Club – “Rumors”
More good rumours for the Timex Social Club as their latest hit climbs even higher. Seven places in seven days in week three.

12. Michael McDonald – “Sweet Freedom”
And a former highest new entry from Michael McDonald from two weeks ago goes up five places in week three, closing in on a potential second top ten hit in seven days time…

11. MC Miker and DJ Sven – “Holiday Rap”
Dutch producers MC Miker and DJ Sven’s “Holiday Rap” winds up and leaves the UK top ten this week, down three places and out.

10. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around”
There is at last some good news for Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk. He’s been stuck just outside the top ten for two weeks now, but finally makes his move and climbs one place!

9. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You”
The former number one from Boris Gardiner has been in the top ten for two whole months now and stays there with a fall of four places.

8. Run DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”
The alliance between Run DMC and Aerosmith of the rock bands 70’s recording moves up one more place this week, still doing much better than the original did here.

7. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
No thorns in Dave and Annie‘s sides as they continue to progress with the best selling single from their latest album so far, which is up three places.

6. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love”
Meanwhile, the glory of love has come to an end as American songwriter and singer Peter Cetera drops three places out of the UK top three.

5. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight”
Also going down are Cutting Crew with their debut single, which stays top five but slips one place from where they ascended this time last week.

4. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
Five Star now have four top ten hits under their belt as their highest climber from last week goes up nine places to join three from earlier this year.

3. Cameo – “Word Up”
Going up three are Cameo with their latest single, their first and by far, their biggest hit here in the UK to date.

2. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”
Keeping his clothes on is Jermaine Stewart. There are no celebrations this week for the top spot as he stops for a second week in second place.

1. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
So that means for a third week, The Communards are the biggest seller of all with their version of the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes original. But can they make it a whole month on top or will Cameo, Five Star or someone else stop them? There is only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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