UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 21st 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 15th to Monday 20th 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, fifteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer” Am4erican band Bon Jovi are back in the UK this week and this is their second new entry on our top 40, the follow up to “You Give Love A Bad Name”.
39. Paul Young – “Wonderland” A month into Paul Young’s wonderland sees his latest song down thirteen places. Paul’s new album, “Between Two Fires”, is out tomorrow.
38. Mel and Kim – “Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend)” New music now and it comes courtesy of Stock Aitken Waterman, who have had a number of chart hits this year. Their latest are these two sisters from London who debut with their debut single this week.
37. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away” There is a new Tom Cruise film coming out soon called ‘Top Gun’ and this is the love song from that film that sees American group Berlin make their UK top 40 debut also.
36. Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On” No stranger to the top 40 is Kim Wilde. She’s been getting chart entries for five years now and this is her latest, a cover of a Supremes hit from the 1960’s.
35. Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk – “Love Can’t Turn Around” Making it ten weeks on the UK top 40 is Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk with this big hit, which is five places lower than it was last week.
34. The Stranglers – “Always The Sun” It was nice in Nice for The Stranglers only a few months ago and now they return to the sun with the follow up which is a new entry.
33. Cutting Crew – “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” Cutting Crew‘s debut single survives a ninth week on the chart with a fall of twelve places. Their debut album, “Broadcast”, is out tomorrow.
32. Run DMC and Aerosmith – “Walk This Way” The new version of Aerosmith’s 1977 release has featured hip hoppers Run DMC and it’s been on the chart for eight weeks now but goes down thirteen places.
31. Timex Social Club – “Rumors” Seven weeks is what the Timex Social Club have so far managed with their debut single. The track is down just four places this week.
30. The Mission – “Stay With Me” UK band The Mission arrived on the top 40 for the very first time last week and it is their mission to stay as the song goes up ten places.
29. Gwen Guthrie – “(They Long To Be) Close To You” Gwen Guthrie’s cover of The Carpenters hit single also came onto the UK top 40 last week and like The Mission, she is also up ten places.
28. Jermaine Stewart – “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” Also moving ten places, but in the opposite direction, is Jermaine Stewart with his first hit single here, that leaves the upper half of the chart for the first time in ten weeks.
27. Billy Idol – “To Be A Lover” Billy Idol wants to be a lover with his new single and proves he is just a little bit more as the song goes up two places this week.
26. Catherine Stock – “To Have And To Hold” This week’s highest new entry is also a chart debut for singer Catherine Stock, who also happens to be the sister of Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman!
25. The Police – “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” The Police’s new greatest hit album is out next week and from it comes this former number one, which drops back one place this week on its second outing.
24. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck On You” Going down seven places and out of the top twenty are Huey Lewis and The News with the lead single from their new album, “Fore”.
23. Amazulu – “Montego Bay” Following them are Amazulu, who were a non-mover on last week’s chart, as they drop out of the upper half of the chart, down seven places.
22. The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute” The Housemartins are going up again this week with their second top 40 hit, which climbs six places as the group look for a second top twenty hit this time next week.
21. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” There are two joint highest climbers this week of eighteen places and the first is the debut single from US rappers DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, who hurl up the UK top 40 in their second week.
20. OMD – “(Forever) Live And Die” The OMD boys are still top twenty with their latest and newest sing, which is down five places having spent just over a month here.
19. Julian Cope – “World Shut Your Mouth” Still shouting it out is Julian Cope with his first big chart hit, which goes up just one place this week. He is currently working on a new album that is due out next year sometime.
18. Cameo – “Word Up” “Word Up” for Cameo is still word down. After two months on the UK singles chart, the song drops six places but remains in the upper half of the top 40.
17. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side” Dave and Annie of The Eurythmics also rack up eight weeks on the chart and they too also go down six places with their biggest hit for twelve months.
16. a-ha – “I’ve Been Losing You” Following the trend are the Norwegian boys from a-ha, who also drop six places with the lead single from their new album, “Scoundrel Days”.
15. Paul Hardcastle – “The Wizard” The wizard of the keyboards Paul Hardcastle returns to the top twenty for the third time in twelve months this week as he climbs eight places.
14. The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong” Of the few new entries last week, The Pretenders were the highest and seven days on they are the highest again, this time, the other joint highest climber of eighteen places!
13. Marti Webb – “Always There” Also going up again to a new high is Marti Webb with her end credits song from the TV series Howards Way, which is up one more spot.
12. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors” And also up one more place is Cyndi Lauper with her latest. The song is the title track of her second studio album, which is also out now.
11. Boris Gardiner – “You’re Everything To Me” Boris Gardiner is restricted to just one song on the top 40, the follow up to his number one, which is heading that way. He was the highest climber last week and goes up fourteen more this week.
10. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch” This week, Midnight Star prove they do have the midas touch as their latest single shoots into the top ten, up twelve places, to become their very first!
9. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Going down three more places are The Communards with their former number one, which celebrates ten weeks on the chart.
8. Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia” The Pet Shop Boys run with their dogs at night but they’re not running any further with this song, which stops and stays a non-mover for a second week.
7. Five Star – “Rain or Shine” The fourth and biggest of all Five Star‘s top ten hits this year goes down four places this week. It comes from their second studio album, which is called “Silk And Steel”.
6. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian” The Bangles continue to walk like Egyptians and also up the UK top ten with their second single to come this far. They are up three places this week.
5. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al” The first single from Paul Simon’s brand new album, “Graceland”, has been in the top five for two weeks now but slips back one place in week five.
4. Status Quo – “In The Army Now” Pulling rank over Paul are Status Quo with their best performing single for three years, which swaps places and goes up one.
3. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You” Climbing four places this week are Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman with their showtune which could be top of the bill next week as they edge closer to the front of the stage.
2. Madonna – “True Blue” Madonna left the top spot last week with the title track of her latest album and a week on she stays one down and none lower.
1. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins” Which also means for a second week, Eastender Nick Berry stays on top of the top 40 with his debut single proving every loser DOES win. Can he make it three wins in a row next week, or will Cliff and Sarah, Status Quo or someone else put a stop to that? There’s only one way to find out…
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