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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 4th November 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 4th November 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 29th October to Monday 3rd November 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, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Kate Bush – “Experiment IV”
Kate Busha has two songs on the chart this week. This new entry on her own and coming up later on will be her duet with Peter Gabriel.

39. Cameo – “Word Up”
Cameo manage to survive one more week in the top 40 with this song, their tenth overall and it’s only down four places.

38. Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”
Canadian band Glass Tiger formed in 1983 and have been busy promoting and recording in their home country. This is their debut single, which has already topped the chart there, so with this new entry, they will be hoping for the same here.

37. The Stranglers – “Always The Sun”
Two top thirty hits this year for The Stranglers and that’s all as the second of the two goes back down seven places.

36. Prince – “Anotherloverholenyhead”
The latest single from Prince’s “Parade” album climbs just three places in its second week on the UK top 40 this week.

35. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Swedish band Europe have been together for a number of years and already released two albums. Their third is out now and this is the title track and becomes their very first chart entry here in the UK.

34. Marti Webb – “Always There”
Marti Webb has always been there with her theme from Howards Way for eight weeks now but she takes a tumble out of the top twenty, down fourteen places.

33. Madness – “(Waiting For) The Ghost Train”
Back with a new entry and new music are Madness this week. It’s the first new track to come from a new best of that’s due out at the end of this month.

32. Paul Hardcastle – “The Wizard”
While Top Of The Pops counts the charts, they can also count this number in as the titles music, but the wizard Paul Hardcastle suffers a fall of thirteen places this week.

31. The Communards – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
Also suffering a fall is the former number one from The Communards. Three months on and their version of “Don’t Leave Me This Way” is down ten places.

30. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble”
Girls continue to cause DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince trouble as their very first UK top 40 hit single goes down seven places.

29. Catherine Stock – “To Have And To Hold”
And Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman’s sister Catherine also goes down after just one week in the upper half of the chart, dropping by twelve places.

28. The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute”
Also dropping out of the top twenty are The Housemartins with the follow up to their top five debut, which falls ten places.

27. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
And the biggest hit yet for Five Star follows with a fall of fourteen places. Their second studio album, “Silk And Steel” is out now.

26. Gwen Guthrie – “(They Long To Be) Close To You”
Gwen Guthrie’s cover of The Carpenters 1970 hit single drops back one places this week, unable to match the original or her own top ten hit that preceded this.

25. Bob Geldof – “This Is The World Calling”
The debut solo single from the man behind “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” landed on the chart last week and enjoys a health second with a climb of nine places.

24. Shakin’ Stevens – “Because I Love You”
And the new single from Shakin’ Stevens also enjoys a good second week as he goes up fifteen places with the first new recording from him this year.

23. Billy Idol – “To Be A Lover”
The first new single from the next Billy Idol album has been on the chart for five weeks but after some small moves, it slips back one place.

22. Red Box – “For America”
British band Red Box’s second chart hit, which is their own composition this time, fires up eleven places in their second week.

21. Boris Gardiner – “You’re Everything To Me”
Taking a big hit and dropping ten places this week is Boris Gardiner with the follow up to his number one, which fails to make the top ten.

20. Spandau Ballet – “Through The Barricades”
This week’s highest new entry comes from Spandau Ballet with a second new single from their latest album. The last made it to No.15 so can this do any better?

19. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
Cyndi Lauper‘s time come to an end. After six weeks of progress, her latest track drops back seven places in week seven.

18. Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia”
And dropping out of suburbia and the top ten are Pet Shop Boys, the fourth single from their debut album “Please” goes down nine places.

17. Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
The breakout single for British duo Swing Out Sister made its debut on the top 40 last week and does even better in week two as Andy and Corinne become the highest climbers of nineteen places!

16. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – “Don’t Give Up”
Kate Bush is back and she’s joined by Peter Gabriel for this duet, which also enjoys a great second week on the chart with a climb of fifteen places.

15. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Coming back to the UK top twenty for a second time with their second single are American band Bon Jovi. Week three sees them going up twelve places.

14. The Smiths – “Ask”
Last week’s second highest new entry was a new song from The Smiths and seven days later, it goes up just two places.

13. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
Paul Simon and his mate Art Garfunkel have been top ten with this track for the last five weeks but that comes to an end today as the track drops out and down seven places.

12. Letita Dean and Paul Medford – “Something Outta Nothing”
The Eastenders are ruling the charts these days. Letita Dean and Paul Medford shoot up fourteen places this week but can Nick Berry hold on to the top spot…?

11. Madonna – “True Blue”
One more to leave the top ten this week and it’s the former number one from Madonna with her second chart topper of this year, which goes down six places.

10. The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
After a flying start, the brand new record from The Pretenders stalls and spends a second week just inside the top ten where it landed last week.

9. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch”
Having worked its way into the top ten last week, the biggest hit from Midnight Star peaks and falls back one place.

8. Mel And Kim – “Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend)”
There’s a big boost for the debut single from sisters Mel And Kim this week as they blast into the top ten with a climb of sixteen places.

7. Duran Duran – “Notorious”
Also blasting their way back to the top ten after over two years away are Duran Duran with last week’s highest new entry, which goes up seven places.

6. Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
Putting herself back in the top ten is Kim Wilde with her version of this Supremes hit, which rises nine places with no hanging about.

5. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You”
For Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman its curtain down with their duet from The Phantom of The Opera, which drops back two places.

4. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
There’ll be no walking this week for The Bangles as their second UK top ten hit stays firm in the chart position it ascended to this time last week.

3. Status Quo – “In The Army Now”
And Status Quo are not pulling rank any longer as their biggest hit for a long time, goes down one place having made almost made it.

2. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
There are changes at the top too as Eastender Nick Berry falls one place having been the best selling single for the last three weeks.

1. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
And so with a climb of six places, American band Berlin take their love theme from the smash hit film ‘Top Gun’ to the top of the UK singles chart in one short breath. But can they make it a second, or will someone else knock them straight off? There’s only one way to find out…

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

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