CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 18th November 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 18th 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 12th to Monday 17th 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, sixteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Ultravox – “All Fall Down”
Ultravox are back this week with our first new entry and the follow up to “Same Old Story”, both of which come from their new album, “U-Vox”.

39. Cyndi Lauper – “True Colors”
This could be the last week for Cyndi Lauper‘s big comeback single here in the UK as it drops nine places after ten weeks on the chart.

38. Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”
And with three whole months on the top 40, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are sliding fourteen places with their latest collaboration.

37. Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before”
Going up, but not as much as their debut single did, are Cutting Crew, they climb three places this week with the follow up.

36. Bob Geldof – “This Is The World Calling”
Going down having been a non-mover for the last two weeks is Bob Geldof with his debut solo single which comes from his first solo album, “Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere”.

35. Kate Bush – “Experiment IV”
Kate Bush’s experiment goes badly wrong this week after a big leap seven days ago, she plummets twelve places in her third week.

34. The Damned – “Anything”
The Damned are back with a brand new song this week. They had a top three smash at the beginning of this year with “Eloise” and are about to release a new album next month.

33. The Smiths – “Ask”
After a month on the chart this time with their latest single, The Smiths fall twelve places as they make their way out. Just ask them!

32. Letitia Dean and Paul Medford – “Something Outta Nothing”
Both Eastenders acts are on their way out this week and Letitia Dean and Paul Medford are the closest as their debut single goes down sixteen places.

31. Fuzzbox – “Love Is The Slug”
Happily, Fuzzbox are going the other way with their very first top 40 charting single, which goes up seven places, seven days after they landed.

30. Madonna – “True Blue”
Eight weeks on and the former number one from Madonna goes down eleven places this week and out of the top twenty. Her album of the same name is now the biggest seller of this year!

29. Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”
Canadian band Glass Tiger are going up again in their third week with us, even if it is just two places higher that what they were.

28. Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
Genesis return with another helping from their album this year, “Invisible Touch”. This is the fourth single and it follows “In Too Deep”.

27. Midnight Star – “Midas Touch”
From Genesis to that midas touch and Midnight Star leave the top twenty in their eighth week with a fall of ten places.

26. Iron Maiden – “Stranger In A Strange Land”
British rock band Iron Maiden gain a new entry this week with the follow up to their earlier top thirty hit “Wasted Years”.

25. The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
While The Pretenders slump ten places with the lead single from their brand new album, which has been their best performing for six years!

24. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Warriors (Of The Wasteland)”
The new Frankie Goes To Hollywood album is named after their hometown and it came out last month. This is the second single from it and it’s one of this week’s new entries.

23. Five Star – “If I Say Yes”
Five Star have really been knocking them out this year with four top ten hits to their name, could this be the magic fifth for the famous five…?

22. Roger Whittaker and Des O’Connor – “The Skye Boat Song”
One above them is this week’s highest new entry which comes from Roger Whittaker, who last had a UK top 40 hit back in 1975 with “The Last Farewell” and veteran crooner and TV host Des O’Connor, who was last in the singles charts with “The Tip Of My Fingers”, five years earlier!

21. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
Here comes the other Eastender, Nick Berry, who drops right out of the top ten this week with his former chart topper, that dives eleven places.

20. Duran Duran – “Notorious”
The title track of the new Duran Duran album drops eight places this week with the album itself coming out tomorrow!

19. Anita Baker – “Sweet Love”
We have two joint Highest climbers on this weeks chart of seventeen places and the first of them is the UK top 40 debut from Anita Baker who rickets into the upper half of the chart in just seven days!

18. Madness – “(Waiting For) The Ghost Train”
“Utter Madness”! That’s the title of the new Madness greatest hits album and it’s out in week’s time. Meanwhile, the new song from it climbs two places on the singles chart.

17. Status Quo – “In The Army Now”
Having drawn rank only a couple of weeks ago, Status Quo fall out and fall out of the top ten with the title track of their new studio album, which goes down eleven places.

16. Erasure – “Sometimes”
The other joint highest climber this week of seventeen places is also a top 40 first for British duo Erasure, who include among their number Vince Clarke, formerly of Yazoo and Depeche Mode.

15. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You”
There are several newcomers to this week’s top ten which means another one departs and it’s Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman who go down five this week.

14. Shakin’ Stevens – “Because I Love You”
The new single from Shakin’ Stevens continues to climb the chart. Week four sees him four places higher than he was previously.

13. Simple Minds – “Ghostdancing”
Simple Minds make it four in a row as last week’s highest new entry moves into the top twenty, up nine places, to give the band their best run of chart hits from one album.

12. Nick Kamen – “Each Time You Break My Heart”
Model turned singer Nick Kamen enjoys a great second week on the top 40 with his debut single, which climbs fourteen places.

11. Debbie Harry – “French Kissin’ In The USA”
And that also goes for former Blondie singer Debbie Harry who shoots up sixteen places with her latest solo single with a view on the top ten perhaps in seven days time…

10. Red Box – “For America”
Red Box are back in the top ten for a second time as the follow up to “Lean On Me” climbs three places. Their debut album is called “The Circle & The Square”.

9. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – “Don’t Give Up”
Kate Bush’s other song on the chart takes a big this week fall while her duet with Peter Gabriel is a non-mover just inside the top ten.

8. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
The Bangles take a big walk this week and it’s walking away from the top spot as their second UK top ten hit falls five places.

7. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Making their UK top ten debut this week are American rock band Bon Jovi as they surpass their previous chart high with a climb of four places.

6. Spandau Ballet – “Through The Barricades”
Continuing to aim for gold are Spandau Ballet with their much better performing follow up to “Fight For Ourselves”, which is up two this week.

5. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Making their presence known to one and all are Europe, who were last week’s massive highest climbers and week three finds them leap into the top five with a much smaller climb of nine places.

4. Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
Top 40 debuters Swing Out Sister improve upon last week’s position, up just one place for them. The band are putting the finishing touches to their debut album, which should be out early next year.

3. Mel and Kim – “Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend)”
It’s been a good year for producers Stock Aitken Waterman with chart hits from Princess and Bananarama. Now they go top three with their latest act Mel and Kim, who also go up one place this week.

2. Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
No change at number two as Kim Wilde‘s cover of The Supremes recording from 1966 stays in second place. The original made No.8 here back then and topped the US singles chart.

1. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Which also means for a third week, there is no change at the very top as Berlin remain top gun with their love theme from the film, ‘Top Gun’. Can they make it a full month though, or will Kim, Mel and Kim, Swing Out Sister or perhaps Europe will make this their final on the countdown? 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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