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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 11th November 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 11th 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 5th to Monday 10th 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 seven new entrys, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before”
We start with a new entry and a welcome return of Cutting Crew to the top 40 with the follow up to their top five debut smash.

39. Marti Webb – “Always There”
After ten weeks, Marti Webb is always there are still there in the top 40 as her theme from Howards Way goes down just five places this week.

38. Fuzzbox – “Love Is The Slug”
New and new to the top 40 next are this British all female band who go by the full name of We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It! Good luck with that.

37. Five Star – “Rain Or Shine”
Marti Webb has lasted ten weeks and so have Five Star with this, their biggest hit yet, which drops ten places also.

36. Anita Baker – “Sweet Love”
American singer Anita Baker is up next and she makes her UK top 40 debut with this song that was released earlier in the year but stopped short of the all important part of the chart.

35. Boris Gardiner – “You’re Everything To Me”
Seven weeks in and Boris Gardiner is everything to you, but only just as his second chart hit of this year falls fourteen places.

34. The Housemartins – “Think For A Minute”
Boris and The Housemartins share one thing in common, they have both survived seven weeks on the top 40 with their latest singles, the latter going down six places.

33. Erasure – “Sometimes”
There’s another top 40 debut next for this synth-vocal pair from the UK who are called Erasure. This song is their fourth and the first to come this far.

32. Billy Idol – “To Be A Lover”
To be a lover you have to stay up Mr. Billy Idol. Not what his brand new single does this week, seven weeks on and it’s down nine places.

31. Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”
Canadian band Glass Tiger made their UK chart debut with this, their debut single last week and enjoy a good second as the song rises seven places.

30. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
Ten weeks on and Cyndi Lauper shows her true colours outside the top twenty, having been there for the past seven, as the song goes down eleven places.

29. Pet Shop Boys – “Suburbia”
Following her and also down eleven places are the Pet Shop Boys, who have managed seven weeks with this single, so far…

28. Gwen Guthrie – “(They Long To Be) Close To You”
Dropping just two places this week is Gwen Guthrie with her cover of The Carpenters song from 1970. This version features of Gwen’s current album, “Good To Go Lover”.

27. Debbie Harry – “French Kissin’ In The USA”
Now that Blondie have called it a day, lead singer Debbie Harry is free to do what she wants and having released her debut solo single back in 1981, this one puts her back in the UK top 40 with a new entry.

26. Nick Kamen – “Each Time You Break My Heart”
You will know him better as the model in the Levi jeans television commercial, but did you know that Nick Kamen can also sing? This is his debut single and it gives him a chart debut this week.

25. Bob Geldof – “This Is The World Calling”
Bob Geldof will release his debut solo album, “Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere”, in two weeks time and this is the lead single, which freezes for a second week in the same place.

24. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
Paul…Art…Al…who goes by what name? Paul Simon may tell you on his new album, “Graceland”, as the lead single departs the upper half of the chart down eleven places.

23. Kate Bush – “Experiment IV”
Kate Bush landed a second single on the top 40 last week. Her solo effort rockets up seventeen places in week two, with another one to come…

22. Simple Minds – “Ghostdancing”
The last three singles from Simple Minds’ album “Once Upon A Time” have all gone top ten. Can number four, this week’s highest new entry…?

21. The Smiths – “Ask”
Let’s ask The Smiths why their brand new song hasn’t gone any higher as three weeks in, it drops out of the top twenty, down seven places.

20. Madness – “(Waiting For) The Ghost Train”
It’s been a great week for Madness as the new single from their forthcoming greatest hits album powers into the top twenty, up thirteen places.

19. Madonna – “True Blue”
Powering down eight places this week is the former number one from Madonna, her second of this year and her fourth single release of the year, so far…

18. Shakin’ Stevens – “Because I Love You”
Good news for Shakin’ Stevens, he is back in the top twenty with his latest recording, which climbs six places in week three.

17. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch”
Midnight Star had the midas touch recently with this song that became their very first UK top ten hit. Not so this week’ as it drops out and down eight places.

16. Letitia Dean and Paul Medford – “Something Outta Nothing”
And it’s not looking too good for Eastenders Letitia Dean and Paul Medford. Anita Dobson and Nick Berry both made the top ten, but with a fall of four places, this pair miss out by two.

15. The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
The Pretenders new album, “Get Close”, is out now and that may be why the lead single from it goes down five places and out of the top ten this week.

14. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
The biggest of this week’s climbers comes from Swedish band Europe with their very first single to make the UK top 40 and it storms up twenty one places in its second week with us!

13. Red Box – “For America”
Red Box enjoy another good week of sales as their third week on the chart finds them going top twenty with a climb of nine places.

12. Duran Duran – “Notorious”
The new Duran Duran album is also called “Notorious” and it’s out in two weeks time. The lead and title single from it spends just one week in the top ten as it drops out and down five places.

11. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
One month on and American band Bon Jovi climb four this week to make this their highest charting single here in the UK to date.

10. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You”
Showtime next as Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman fall five places out of the top five with their theme from The Phantom Of The Opera.

9. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – “Don’t Give Up”
Here comes Kate again and she’s joined by Peter Gabriel for their duet, which enters the top ten this week with a climb of seven places.

8. Spandau Ballet – “Through The Barricades”
Doing much better for Spandau Ballet is the second single from their new album, which was last week’s highest new entry and it goes up twelve places to put the group back in the top ten for the first time in over two years.

7. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
All Eastenders artists are going down this week and that includes the former number one from Nick Berry, which slides five from two to seven.

6. Status Quo – “In The Army Now”
The biggest hit yet from Status Quo’s new album of the same name falls out of rank and down three places out of the top three this week.

5. Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
Jumping over them all is last week’s highest climber from chart newcomers Swing Out Sister, who go top ten in their third week with a climb of twelve places.

4. Mel and Kim – “Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend)”
Going ever higher is the debut single from the Appleby sisters Mel and Kim, which moves up four more places and into fourth position.

3. The Bangles – “Walk Like A Egyptian”
Having been none movers for the last two weeks, The Bangles resume their walk as they go up one place, now just one away from where “Manic Monday” peaked earlier this year.

2. Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
The last time Kim Wilde was this high was with her debut single “Kids In America” in 1981. She goes up four with her cover of The Supremes hit, but can she go one better…?

1. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
For a second week, it’s Berlin that are ‘Top Gun’ with their love theme from the Tom Cruise film. Can they make it a third or will Kim, The Bangles, Mel and Kim or Swing Out Sister take more than their breath away? 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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