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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 28th December 1986

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for w/c 28th December 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 23rd to Monday 30th December 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 was one new entry, fifteen climbers and thirteen non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Chris De Burgh – “A Spaceman Came Travelling”
Very little is happening on this week’s chart and we start with the highest new entry! It’s a return for Chris De Burgh, who scored his first number one this year with “The Lady In red”.

39. Paul McCartney – “Only Love Remains”
Paul McCartney is still in the top 40 with his latest single, which falls four places after four weeks on the chart.

38. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”
The Bangles rebounded the chart last week and went up, only to come back down one place, in what is their fourteenth week in total!

37. Red Box – “For America”
Red Box notch up ten weeks ‘for America’ with their second top ten hit single, which also goes down one place this week.

36. Anita Baker – “Sweet Love”
Anita Baker’s love is sweet and we obviously think so as her very first UK chart hit goes back up, two places higher!

35. Cameo – “Candy”
No such luck for Cameo as their latest and the follow up to their top ten hit of this year “Word Up” goes down three places.

34. Five Star – “If I Say Yes”
There is good news for Five Star this week as their latest follow many other records by going back up the chart. Theirs climbs five places (of course) and it’s also this week’s highest!

33. Lionel Richie – “Ballerina Girl”
Last week’s one and only new entry came from Lionel Richie with the follow up to “Dancing On The Ceiling” and he goes up one place in his second week.

32. Paul Simon – “The Boy In The Bubble”
Also going up one is Paul Simon with the latest single from his “Graceland” album, which is one of the biggest sellers of this year.

31. Gary Moore – “Over The Hills And Far Away”
The brand new song from Gary Moore climbs no hills this week as he stays still as a non-mover with the first track from his upcoming album due next year.

30. Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman – “All I Ask Of You”
Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman went back up on last weeks chart but slips back just one seven days on with their duet from The Phantom Of The Opera.

29. Ray Moore – “O’My Father Had A Rabbit”
The novelty has worn off for broadcaster Ray Moore and this recording, which falls five places after two weeks of steady moves.

28. George Benson – “Shiver”
George Benson shovers a little further, just two places lower for him with the first top 40 charting single from his current album.

27. Mel and Kim – “Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend)”
Sister act Mel and Kim are showing out a little more this week as their debut single re-climbs the top 40, up three places.

26. Kim Wilde – “You Keep Me Hanging On”
And also going back up the chart is Kim Wilde with her version of The Supremes earlier hit, which is up two places.

25. The Pretenders – “Hymn To Her”
Also going up two places are The Pretenders with the second single to come from their current album, “Get Close”, which has become their highest charting this decade!

24. Roger Whittaker and Des O’Connor – “The Sky Boat Song”
The Skye boat leaves the top twenty this week as crooners Roger Whittaker and Des O’Connor sail four places down the chart.

23. Eurythmics – “The Miracle Of Love”
The Eurythmics have been on the chart for six weeks with this song and they’re still climbing. This week finds them two places higher than they were.

22. Spitting Image – “Santa Claus Is On The Dole”
Last week’s highest climber came from the Spitting Image team with their second charting single of the year. There is no improvement just after Christmas so the song is a non-mover.

21. Swing Out Sister – “Breakout”
Good news for Swing Out Sister this week as their very first chart hit goes back up to places in their tenth week on the chart and they release the follow up tomorrow!

20. Nick Kamen – “Each Time You Break My Heart”
Another person benefiting from a chart rebound is Nick Kamen. His debut single comes back into the top twenty, up one place.

19. Debbie Harry – “French Kissin’ In The USA”
Debbie Harry continues to French kiss in the USA and inside the UK top twenty, but her biggest selling solo single yet is a non-mover this week.

18. Elkie Brooks – “No More The Fool”
As is Elkie Brooks with her biggest hit for four years, she too stays in the same spot for a second week in the upper half of the chart.

17. Jaki Graham – “Step Right Up”
Jaki Graham has stepped right up for the last five weeks with this song, but alas she does so no more as it goes down two places.

16. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – “Because Of You”
Also going down and with four weeks of climbing are Dexy’s Midnight Runners with their biggest hit for some time, which drops three places.

15. Status Quo – “Dreamin'”
Status Quo continue good dreams as the follow up to “In The Army Now” is two places higher than it was this time last week.

14. Genesis – “Land Of Confusion”
Setting off again after the last two weeks spent in the same spot are Genesis with their latest, which goes up two places.

13. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
And taking off again are Berlin with their former chart topper from the film ‘Top Gun’, which goes back up the chart by one place.

12. The Gap Band – “Big Fun”
There’s no progress to report for The Gap Band this week as their former highest climber rests for a second week in this place.

11. The Communards – “So Cold The Night”
And that also goes for The Communards, who left the top ten last week and remain just outside for a second week running.

10. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Bon Jovi remain in the top ten this week with their biggest hit here and also remain in the same place as they were seven days ago.

9. Gregory Abbott – “Shake You Down”
That also goes for Gregory Abbott, who was shaken down last week but remains the same for a second week running in the same spot.

8. Alison Moyet – “Is This Love?”
Alison Moyet is also a non-mover with her brand new single, the first new music from her this year and with a new album due for release next Spring.

7. Erasure – “Sometimes”
Vince Clarke of Erasure was one half of Yazoo with Alison Moyet, he’s just scored his first chart hit with the duo, but it goes down two places this week.

6. Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – “The Rain”
There is no pouring rain this week for Oran ‘Juice’ Jones as his big hit single stays the same and parked just outside the top five.

5. a-ha – “Cry Wolf”
Moving into the top five this week are a-ha with the second single from their album “Scoundrel Days”, which goes up two places.

4. Madonna – “Open Your Heart”
More non-movers now as Madonna sticks for a third week running with the latest single from this years biggest selling album, “True Blue”.

3. Europe – “The Final Countdown”
Meanwhile on the final countdown of 1986, “The Final Countdown” is also a non-mover for a third week running for Europe.

2. The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love”
Holding on for a second week running in second place are The Housemartins, who were the runners up in this years fight to be Christmas number one.

1. Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”
The man who stopped them was the late Jackie Wilson, who stays at the very top for a second week running with his Christmas number one. Can he make it into 1987 with a third week, or will anyone be able to move at all? 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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