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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 25th November 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Tuesday 25th 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 19th to Monday 24th 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 eight new entrys, fourteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Madonna – “True Blue”
The title track of Madonna‘s biggest selling album yet falls ten places this week, but she has another single already lined up very soon…

39. Cameo – “Candy”
The word is up and the word is Cameo are back with the follow up to their recent top ten smash with our first new entry this week.

38. Eurythmics – “The Miracle Of Love”
The Eurythmics also had a big top five hit recently and they are back with another hopeful with the fourth single to come from their album “Savage”.

37. The Pretenders – “Don’t Get Me Wrong”
Two months on and The Pretenders are still with us. Don’t get me wrong! The lead single from their new album is down twelve this week.

36. Duran Duran – “Notorious”
The new Duran Duran is out now and this is the title track and the first single from it. But five weeks on and it drops sixteen places.

35. Jaki Graham – “Step Right Up”
Jaki Graham steps right up with her third top 40 chart entry this year. This follows on from “Breaking Away” and her current album of the same name.

34. George Benson – “Shiver”
We welcome George Benson back to the UK top 40 this week for the first time in more than two years with this track that features on his brand new album, “While The City Sleeps…”.

33. Gregory Abbott – “Shake You Down”
Meanwhile, there’s a chart debut next for American singer Gregory Abbott, who comes from New York city and this is also his debut single. Welcome!

32. The Damned – “Anything”
The new single from The Damned rises two places in week two for the band. They have a new album coming out in two weeks time and this is also the title track.

31. Cutting Crew – “I’ve Been In Love Before”
It’s been a better week for Cutting Crew this week with the follow up to their debut top five hit, which goes up six places.

30. Ultravox – “All Fall Down”
The new single from Ultravox goes the other way to falling down, up ten places, which is this week’s highest climber.

29. Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”
Canadian band Glass Tiger stop in their tracks this week. After some small byt steady moves, their debut single halts as a non-mover.

28. Nick Berry – “Every Loser Wins”
The former number one from Eastender Nick Berry goes down seven places this week, as Nick is left the only resident of Albert Square in the top 40.

27. Bruce Springsteen – “War”
Bruce Springsteen goes to war this week with this new entry, which is a cover of a Temptations song from 1970 about the Vietnam war that will appear on a new live album Bruce has coming out.

26. The Communards – “So Cold The Night”
Richard and Jimmy of The Communards are back this week with a new entry as their huge selling number one departs the top 40. This is another cut from their self-titled debut album.

25. Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – “The Rain”
One above them is this week’s highest new entry which is also a UK chart debut for American singer Oran ‘Juice’ Jones. This is his third to date but his first to be a commercial success.

24. Status Quo – “In The Army Now”
Status Quo had their first big commercial hit back in 1968 with “Pictures Of Matchstick Men”. This is their latest but it falls seven places.

23. Madness – “(Waiting For The) Ghost Train”
Also going down are Madness with the new song from their latest greatest hits album, which is out now. The single drops five places and out of the upper half of the chart.

22. Iron Maiden – “Stranger In A Strange Land”
The second top thirty hit from Iron Maiden this year goes up four places in its second week. But can they break the top twenty this time next week…?

21. Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
Also going up are Genesis with the latest single from their “Invisible Touch” album. a climb of seven places puts them within sight of the top twenty…

20. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You”
Going down just five places this week are Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman with their tune from The Phantom Of The Opera stage show.

19. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Warriors (Of The Wasteland)”
Meanwhile, going up five places are Frankie Goes To Hollywood with the second single from their current album, “Liverpool”.

18. Shakin’ Stevens – “Because I Love You”
With five weeks on the chart, the new single from Shakin’ Stevens takes a backstep of four places this week. Shaky is currently recording a new album due for release sometime next year.

17. Roger Whittaker and Des O’Connor – “The Skye Boat Song”
Last week’s highest new entry came from crooners Roger Whittaker and Des O’Connor and they make their mark again in week two with a climb of five places.

16. Simple Minds – “Ghostdancing”
No more ghostdancing for Simple Minds as their latest release drops three places in week three, the band’s fourth single to make to top twenty in the last year.

15. Five Star – “If I Say Yes”
Getting their fifth top twenty hit single this year are Five Star as their latest moves in with a climb of eight places.

14. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
The Bangles have been walking like Egyptians for ten weeks now with their second big UK chart hit, which walks out of the top ten and down six places.

13. Anita Baker – “Sweet Love”
Anita Baker was one of last week’s joint highest climbers and she goes up six in her third week with us with her very first UK top 40 charting single.

12. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush – “Don’t Give Up”
Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush have been on hold for the past two weeks with this duet, but make their move on this weeks’ chart, sadly it’s down three places.

11. Spandau Ballet – “Through The Barricades”
Also going down is the new single from Spandau Ballet, leaving the top ten and dropping five places, this is the group’s biggest hit for over two years.

10. Red Box – “For America”
Red Box returned to the top ten last week with this track, but seven days on, they are stuck in the same spot as a non-mover.

9. Debbie Harry – “French Kissin’ In The USA”
Going over their heads is Debbie Harry, who goes up two places with her biggest solo single to date. The last time Debbie was in the UK top ten was back in 1981 with “Rapture”.

8. Nick Kamen – “Each Time You Break My Heart”
And leaping over them both is model Nick Kamen with his debut single, who swaps the launderette for the top ten with a climb of four places.

7. Erasure – “Sometimes”
last week’s other joint highest climbers were Vince Clarke and Andy Bell of Erasure. This week finds them in the top ten for the very first time, up nine more.

6. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Continuing their climb of the Uk singles chart are Bon Jovi. This is the second single from their debut album, “Slippery When Wet” and it’s up one this week.

5. Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
Swing Out Sister did that with their debut single last week, which drops back one place seven days on but remains in the top five.

4. Mel and Kim – “Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend)”
Also falling one are Stock Aitken Waterman-produced sisters Mel and Kim Appleby with their debut single as they slip out of the top three.

3. Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
And down one too for Kim Wilde with her biggest hit for five years, her cover of The Supremes 1966 single has peaked six places higher than the original achieved here.

2. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Swedish band Europe continue to power up the UK chart, this week up three places and hoping to be the final song in next week’s countdown…

1. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
We stay in Europe for this week’s number one, which comes from Berlin as they celebrate a fourth week on top with the love theme from ‘Top Gun’ Can they extend that to five or will Europe or someone else put an end to their reign? 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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