UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 14th 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 8th to Monday 13th 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 four new entrys, fifteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. The Mission – “Stay With Me” We kick off with a new entry and a top 40 debut next with British band The Mission, who formed earlier this year and have so far released two singles. It’s third time lucky for them as they break into the big time!
39. Gwen Guthrie – “(They Long To Be) Close To You” Our next new entry is a chart return for Gwen Guthrie and the follow up to her top five smash is a cover of a Carpenters song from 1970.
38. Queen – “Who Wants To Live Forever?” Queen are still asking this question after four weeks on the chart and find no answer still even with a drop of seven places.
37. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” Another UK chart debut next for American hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince with this track, which is their debut single and has so far done much better than it has back home!
36. Genesis – “In Too Deep” have Genesis been in too deep with this track? Eight weeks down the line they are still top 40 even with a fall of eleven places.
35. Loose Ends – “Slow Down” For Loose Ends, it’s five weeks (so far) for their latest release, which goes down six places and it comes from their third studio album, “Zagora”.
34. Boris Gardiner – “I Want To Wake Up With You” The former chart topper Boris Gardiner still has two singles in the top 40 here. His latest one will be up a bit later, meanwhile, that number one slips just four places in his twelfth week with us.
33. Michael McDonald – “Sweet Freedom” Still shining sweet freedom is Michael McDonald. Six weeks down the line for him finds him down seven places with his second hit of this year.
32. The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong” Not many newcomers this week and this is the highest new entry of them all from The Pretenders, back with new music and this is also their first time in the top 40 since “2000 Miles”, three years ago.
31. Peter Cetera – “Glory Of Love” He did it all for the glory of love and we loved every minute of it. Ten weeks later, Peter Cetera is still glorious as the song gradually fades with a fall of eight places.
30. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around” Nine weeks on and Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk can’t turn around no more with the top twenty behind him. His single is down nine places this week.
29. Billy Idol – “To Be A Lover” The new single from Billy Idol arrived with us last week and he is determined to make this one another big one. He goes up eight places in his second.
28. The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute” That also goes for The Housemartins, who already have a big top five hit to their name and now the follow up goes up eleven places.
27. Timex Social Club – “Rumors” Time is still ticking at the Timex Social Club and after six weeks, their hit single is ticking its way out. This week sees it drop five places.
26. Paul Young – “Wonderland” And there’s no good news for Paul Young this week as his brand new track seems to have peaked as it drops back two places after just three weeks on the chart.
25. Boris Gardiner – “You’re Everything To Me” Here comes Boris again and this is his latest offering, which seems to be following in the footsteps of his number one. A climb of thirteen makes him this week’s highest!
24. The Police – “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” The return of The Police last week saw the return of this former number one to the chart and it still has appeal as the song goes up eight places in week two.
23. Paul Hardcastle – “The Wizard” The wizard of the keyboards, Paul Hardcastle, is also moving up the chart, just as the new theme music for Top Of The Pops would also tell you! The song is a climber of eleven places.
22. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch” Midnight Star are proving they do have the midas touch as the follow up to “Headlines” makes its way to the top twenty, up five places.
21. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” Moving out of the top twenty this week are Cutting Crew with their debut single, which has now been on the chart for two months and falls seven places.
20. Julian Cope – “World Shut Your Mouth” Going the other way is Julian Cope who this week moves into the top twenty with a climb of eight places with his very first hit single.
19. Run DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way” Run DMC and Aerosmith walk this way and this way this week is down six places. This version of Aerosmith’s 1975 recording is still the most successful yet.
18. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” Ten weeks in and Jermaine Stewart still has his clothes on to have a good time or a big hit. He’s still top twenty but down seven places.
17. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck On You” Going down two are Huey Lewis and The News as the celebrate two months on the UK top 40 with this track which is the first to come form their new album, “Fore”.
16. Amazulu – “Montego Bay” Amazulu are so relaxed in Montego bay they haven’t noticed their latest is stuck in the same place as a non-mover for a second week.
15. OMD – “(Forever) Live And Die” Going down three places this week is the new single from OMD. Their new album is out now and it’s called “The Pacific Age”.
14. Marti Webb – “Always There” It’s a much better week for Marti Webb as her theme from Howards Way goes back up the chart and much higher than she has been before with a climb of three places!
13. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors” Cyndi Lauper continues to show her true colours as her first big hit in the UK for three years climbs five places and it could be top ten next week…
12. Cameo – “Word Up” Just two out of the top ten this week to make way for two climbers. Cameo take “Word Up”, word down six places as they depart.
11. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side” And going down four places to exit are The Eurythmics with no more thorn’s in their side just the biggest hit yet from the album “Revenge”.
10. a-ha – “I’ve Been Losing You” It may be brand new, but the latest offering from a-ha drops down two places this week, only just managing to stay in the top ten.
9. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian” The Bangles walk like an Egyptian again this week and a move of eleven places finds them walking right back into the UK top ten for a second time!
8. Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia” The Bangles now have two top ten hits to their name and so do the Pet Shop Boys. Their latest did that last week and goes up two places a week later.
7. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You” also coming back to the top ten are Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman with their new song from the musical The Phantom Of The Opera, which arrived on stage last week and moves towards the front with a climb of twelve places.
6. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Meanwhile, having been centre stage with their former number one, The Communards go down three places and out of the top three.
5. Status Quo – “In The Army Now” To date, this is the best performing single from Status Quo’s album of the same name. The title track arrives in the top five, four paces forward that it’s previous rank.
4. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al” Who do you call Al? Is it Paul Simon or Art Garfunkel? They both appear on this track and both of them go up one more place this week.
3. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine” Five Star have been clinging on to second place for the last two weeks in the hope of their very first number one, but alas, it’s not to be this time around as the song slips back one place.
2. Madonna – “True Blue” And also slipping one place is last week’s new number one from Madonna, who manages one week on top with the title track of her number one album.
1. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins” So once again we have a new number one and it’s a debut single that does it from Eastender Nick Berry who goes up three places with this week’s biggest seller of all! But can he top the TV ratings for a second, or will Paul Simon, Status Quo or someone else knock him off? There’s only one way to find out…
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