nick berry 1986

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 28th October 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 28th 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 22nd to Monday 27th 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 nine new entrys, thirteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Prince – “Anotherloverholenyohead”
We kick off this week with a new entry and this long, unspaced title from Prince, which is the third to come from his most recent album, “Parade”.

39. Shakin’ Stevens – “Because I Love You”
Much newer is this new entry from Shakin’ Stevens and the first from his next album, which is still in the early stages of recording.

38. The Mission – “Stay With Me”
The very first single from The Mission to make the top 40 has been about for three weeks now but drops down eight places in its third week.

37. Huey Lewis and The News – “Stuck On You”
It’s been ten weeks for the latest and first single from their new album for Huey Lewis and The News as the track bows out with a fall of thirteen places.

36. Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
New and brand new next, this is the top 40 debut from London duo Swing Out Sister and it breaks into the most important part of the singles chart for them.

35. Cameo – “Word Up”
Swing Out Sister will be hoping to spend ten weeks on the chart just like Cameo have with this song, even though it goes down seventeen places and out of the upper half of the chart.

34. Bob Geldof – “This Is The World Calling”
Former Boomtown Rat and composer of the best selling Christmas record this decade, Bob Geldof, comes back to the top 40 as a solo artist this week with this, his debut single.

33. Red Box – “For America”
There’s a new entry and a chart return next for Red Box, who scored a top three hit last year with their version of “Lean On Me” and they will be hoping to at least match that with their second top 40 chart entry.

32. The Eurythmics – “Thorn In My Side”
The thorn in The Eurythmics‘ side may not be there for much longer as the song is down fifteen places and out of the top twenty in its ninth week.

31. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – “Don’t Give Up”
Peter Gabriel is back with the follow up to his big hit “Sledgehammer” and this time he’s brought Kate Bush with him for this double duet new entry!

30. The Stranglers – “Always The Sun”
The Stranglers last single “Nice In Nice” went top thirty and they follow that with another one as “Always The Sun” goes up four places.

29. a-ha – “I’ve Been Losing You”
The lead single from a-ha‘s brand new album “Scoundrel Days” leaves the upper half of the top 40 and goes down thirteen places this week.

28. Julian Cope – “World Shut Your Mouth”
And it’s probably best that Julian Cope shuts his mouth as his first chart hit, which had been climbing steadily, backtracks and drops nine places.

27. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
On the other hand, the second single from American rock band Bon Jovi makes strides towards the top twenty with a climb of thirteen places.

26. Letita Dean and Paul Medford – “Something Outta Nothing”
You’ve had Anita Dobson and Nick Berry was number one last week, now here come some more Eastenders actors to join the band wagon! This time it’s Letita Dean and Paul Medford with this duet new entry for us all!

25. Gwen Guthrie – “(They Long To Be) Close To You”
Gwen Guthrie’s cover of The Carpenters classic is on the up again this week. Four places for her, but still a long way to go to match the original’s top ten high here in 1970.

24. Mel and Kim – “Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend)”
Sisters Mel and Kim Appleby are the latest act from producers Stock Aitken Waterman to land on the top 40 and they enjoy a really good second week with a climb of fourteen places.

23. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble”
That can’t be said for one of last week’s two joint highest climbers, one of which came from DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, who drop back two places after such a big leap seven days ago!

22. Bill Idol – “To Be A Lover”
Billy Idol keeps going, however. The first new single from him goes up five places having joined the top 40, four weeks ago.

21. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
The former number one from The Communards and their version of this much covered 70’s hit departs the upper half of the chart in one go with a drop of twelve places this week!

20. Marti Webb – “Always There”
The titles song from Howards Way has been yoyo-ing up and down for some weeks now for singer Marti Webb. This week sees the song fall seven places with two months now on the clock.

19. Paul Hardcastle – “The Wizard”
Paul Hardcastle is the wizard of the keyboards and his latest tune is also the new titles music for Top Of The Pops, but having made the top twenty this time last week, the track drops back four places.

18. The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute”
It’s happy hour once again for The Housemartins as their second hit single moves into the upper half of the chart with a climb of four places.

17. Catherine Stock – “To Have And To Hold”
Sister of producer Mike Stock, Catherine Stock, was last week’s highest new entry and she too moves into the top twenty in her second week, going up nine places.

16. The Smiths – “Ask”
There’s a big new entry next for The Smiths with another brand new track that follows their last, “Panic”, which stopped just short of the top ten only three months ago.

15. Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
Kim Wilde came back to the top 40 last week with her version of this old Supremes hit from the 1960’s and it does her the power of good as seven days on she powers up twenty one places…but that’s not the highest this week!

14. Duran Duran – “Notorious”
Something that is the highest this week is the brand new single from Duran Duran, their first since last year’s Bond title song, which becomes this week’s highest new entry!

13. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
The latest single from Five Star is their biggest and highest charting yet and it’s been in the top ten for six week. No more as the song leaves with a drop of six places.

12. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
Cyndi Lauper continues to show her true colours, but her biggest hit for two years now stops the climbing and rests in the same spot she was in this time last week.

11. Boris Gardiner – “You’re Everything To Me”
And the same goes for Boris Gardiner, he too is a non-mover this week, parked just outside the top ten and another ten places away from where his last single peaked.

10. The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
Good news for last week’s other joint highest climber from The Pretenders. They go up four places and into the top ten with their brand new single.

9. Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia”
Having rested in suburbia for the last two weeks, the Pet Shop Boys drop one place with their second top ten hit to date.

8. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch”
Midnight Star’s midas touch seems to be everlasting as their biggest hit yet climbs two places having been on the chart for five weeks.

7. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
American band Berlin made their UK top 40 debut last week and it’s with the love theme from the new Tom Cruise movie ‘Top Gun’. Well, they are top guns this week with a whopping climb of THIRTY places, making them, but a long, long shot, the highest of all!

6. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
Paul Simon along with his mate Art Garfunkel went down one places last week and they do the same again this week, which takes them out of the top five.

5. Madonna – “True Blue”
Staying in the top five is the former number one from Madonna, which falls three places, having been art number two for the past two weeks.

4. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
The Bangles‘ “Manic Monday” got as far as number two at the beginning of this year and with a climb of two places, their second top ten hit here is just two away.

3. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You”
The theme from The Phantom of The Opera is sung on record by Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman, but they move no closer to the front of the stage with a non-mover this week.

2. Status Quo – “In The Army Now”
It’s been twelve years since Status Quo were last at number one on the singles chart with “Down Down”. A climb of two this week, buts them ever so close to a second chart topper…

1. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
But proving every loser does win for a third week running is the biggest selling Eastender of them all, Nick Berry! He scores a hattrick, but can he make it a fourth, or will The Quo or The Bangles or someone else put a stop to his happy days? There’s only one way to find out…

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