UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 7th October 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 1st to Monday 6th October 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, one re-entry, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. The Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty In Pink” The Psychedelic Furs have been pretty in pink for the last two months in the top 40 and just about manage it as the song falls fifteen places.
39. The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute” The Housemartins are back for a second go at a chart hit as they become this week’s first new entry with the follow uo to their debut top five smash.
38. Boris Gardiner – “You’re Everything To Me” Also back is former chart topper Boris Gardiner with this new entry and he will be hoping to build on the success of “I Want To Wake Up With You”, which will be coming up a bit later.
37. Billy Idol – “To Be A Lover” Following in the footsteps of his top ten hit last year with “Rebel Yell”, Billy Idol bags a new entry this week and with the lead single from a new album he has coming out later this month.
36. Sinitta – “So Macho” Sinitta proves she is so macho for the top 40 as she survives another week, just dropping four places with her debut chart hit.
35. Howard Jones – “All I Want” All Howard Jones wants is a chart hit just like the ones he is used to. His newest single goes up just three places in his second week.
34. Paul Hardcastle – “The Wizard” A new entry now for Paul Hardcastle, who topped the chart last year with “19” and he’s already had a top ten hit so far this year. Will this be number three…?
33. Big Country – “One Great Thing” The third single from the latest Big Country album has been on the chart for four weeks now and falls eleven places after a full month.
32. The Police – “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” A chart return next for The Police with this re-issue of their 1980 number one hit that serves as the lead from their upcoming greatest hits album due at the end of this month.
31. Queen – “Who Wants To Live Forever?” Who does want to live forever? The latest Queen song does not want to live in the top 40 forever as it drops six places in its third week.
30. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You” Here comes Boris again! Twelve weeks down the road now for his former number one, which leaves the uper half of the chart, down ten places.
29. Loose Ends – “Slow Down” Loose Ends have not just slowed down, they are now going backwards with their first top 40 hit of this year, which slips two places.
28. Julian Cope – “World Shut Your Mouth” Going the other way is Julian Cope with his new entry from last week, which moves into the top thirty, up six places.
27. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch” The headlines are that Midnight Star take the follow up to their top twenty hit up ten places in their second week on the UK top 40.
26. Michael McDonald – “Sweet Freedom” Michael McDonald’s solo hit and the follow up to his duet with Patti LaBelle has been on the chart for six weeks now but in week six, it falls nine places.
25. Genesis – “In Too Deep” Time is up for Genesis too as their slow climber of the last six weeks takes a turn for the worse and departs the top twenty with a drop of six places.
24. Paul Young – “Wonderland” The brand new song from Paul Young landed on the chart last week and enjoys an even better second week as it goes up six places.
23. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love” He is a man who will fight for your honour but Peter Cetera can fight no longer in the top ten as his first UK chart hit slides thirteen places.
22. Timex Social Club – “Rumors” Closing time at the Timex Social Club as their recent chart hit also drops out of the upper half as it goes down six places.
21. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around” And following them is Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk with his recent top ten hit, which goes down eight places in his eighth week on the top 40.
20. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian” The Bangles walk like an Egpytian and also walk right back into the upper half of the UK singles chart this week with a climb of six places.
19. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You” Next up is a new entry from Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman with a song from Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s new musical, The Phantom Of The Opera.
18. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors” Cyndi Lauper continues to show her true colours as she moves into the UK top twenty with a climb of three places, making this her biggest hit since “Time After Time”, two years ago.
17. Marti Webb – “Always There” Marti Webb sings the theme from the new TV drama series Howards Way and it’s given her a third top twenty hit, but the song drops back two places in her fourth week on the chart.
16. Amazulu – “Montego Bay” Still grooving down in Montego Bay are Amazulu as they go up two places this week with their second chart hit of this year.
15. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck With You” It’s been nothing but good news for Huey Lewis and The News for the past six weeks but this time they won’t be getting stunk in the top ten as the song falls back three places.
14. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” Cutting Crew have been top ten with their debut single, but in their tenth week on the chart, they drop out and drop down seven places.
13. Run DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way” Also dropping out of the big ten this week are Run DMC and Aerosmith, having been a non-mover for the last two weeks, they fall five places.
12. OMD – “(Forever) Live And Die” Missing out on a top ten hit this time around are OMD with their latest single, which is one spot down on where they peaked this time seven days ago.
11. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” Jermaine Stewart has been keeping his clothes on for the entire eight weeks he has spent in the UK top ten and he still does as he slips out and down five places.
10. Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia” The last two Pet Shop Boys singles have both missed the top ten but they are back this week with a climb of thirteen places.
9. Status Quo – “In The Army Now” Status Quo are in the army now and also in the top ten now. The title track of their new album shoots up twenty places to become this week’s highest climber!
8. a-ha – “I’ve Been Losing You” The new song from a-ha came quickly into the chart last week, the boys have a new album on the way too. Week two puts them back in the UK top ten with a climb of six places.
7. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side” Five weeks on the chart put The Eurythmics in the top five but seven days on their pair drop out and down two places.
6. Cameo – “Word Up” Also dropping out of the top five are Cameo with their biggest UK hit to date, which is also down two places as they make way for some chart newcomers.
5. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al” Paul Simon went from highest new entry to last week’s highest climber. He now takes his first UK hit in some time into the top five, four places higher.
4. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins” This week’s highest new entry is an impressive debut from Eastenders actor Nick Berry with his debut single. Hit on the heels of Anita Dobson, he becomes the second actor from the soap this year to achieve a top five hit!
3. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way” It’s all change at the top as the number one from the last four weeks from The Communards falls two places and leaves the top of the pile.
2. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine” There’s no change, however, at number two as Five Star‘s biggest hit stays right where it landed this time last week.
1. Madonna – “True Blue” Moving up two places to take the top spot this week is Madonna with last week’s highest new entry, which gives the lady her second UK number one of this year now from the album of the same name. But can she keep it, or will Nick Berry, Paul Simon or someone else take it from her? There is only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!
Follow the latest ‘rewind’ chart below or click here to read about previous weeks.