Post by raliverpool on Jun 30, 2020 20:21:40 GMT 1
01 Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis (5wks 8-2-1-1-1) 02 Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat (4wks 30-14-3-2) 03 INXS - Never Tear Us Apart (2wks 13-3) 04 Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon (1wk 4 NEW)
05 Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That (5wks 31-13-7-4-5) 06 Steve Winwood - Roll With It (5wks 12-3-3-2-6) 07 Eurythmics - You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart (4wks 22-10-6-7) 08 Patti Smith - People Have The Power (2wks 15-8) 09 Salt-N-Pepa - Push It (2wks 27-9) 10 Tracy Chapman - Fast Car (1wk 10 NEW)
11 Bros - I Owe You Nothing (3wks 20-12-11) 12 Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible (4wks 16-9-7-12) 13 Erasure - Chains Of Love (4wks 17-6-9-13) 14 Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart (8wks 24-9-3-1-1-2-5-14) 15 Desireless - Voyage Voyage (5wks 30-11-8-10-15) 16 Voice Of The Beehive - Don't Call Me Baby (7wks 27-16-9-4-4-8-16) 17 Brenda K Starr - I Still Believe (3wks 26-16-17) 18 Sade - Paradise (4wks 24-15-14-18) 19 Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly (3wks 30-17-19) 20 Ellis Beggs & Howard - Big Bubbles No Troubles (1wk 20 NEW)
21 T'Pau - I Will Be With You (2wks 28-21) 22 Public Enemy - Don't Believe The Hype (1wk 22 NEW) 23 Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (1wk 23 NEW) 24 Pink Floyd - One Slip (2wks 18-24) 25 Morrissey - Every Day Is Like Sunday (4wks 7-5-11-25) 26 Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection (3wks 35-20-26) 27 Bruce Springsteen - Tougher Than The Rest (2wks 34-27) 28 Maxi Priest - Wild World (4wks 35-22-19-28) 29 Cheap Trick - The Flame (1wk 29 NEW) 30 a-ha - The Blood That Moves The Body (2wks 25-30)
31 Matt Bianco - Don't Blame It On That Girl (3wks 37-32-31) 32 Boy George - No Clause 28 (2wks 33-32) 33 Fleetwood Mac - Isn't It Midnight (3wks 23-22-33) 34 UB40 ft Chrissie Hynde - Breakfast In Bed (1wk 34 NEW) 35 Eric B & Rakim - Follow The Leader (1wk 35 NEW) 36 Pasadenas - Tribute (Right On) (1wk 36 NEW) 37 Bryan Ferry - Limbo (1wk 37 NEW) 38 Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Valley Road (1wk 38 NEW) 39 Iggy Pop - Cold Metal (1wk 39 NEW) 40 Van Morrison - Queen Of The Slipstream (1wk 40 NEW)
LP Tracy Chapman - Across The Lines (LP Tracy Chapman)
My highest new entry is the sad ballad written by Neil Finn taken from the forthcoming second album Temple Of Low Men (which title is named after a South East Asian translation for a visiting Westerner paedophile!). Whilst it failed to chart in the UK; it peaked at Australia #2; New Zealand #2 (on 3 separate occasions 1988, 2005, & 2008), Canada #8, & USA #42. It won Song Of The Year at the 1989 ARIA's. It's lyrics refer to the guilt of being away from home (in the case of New Zealand's finest songwriter Neil Finn) to pursue his dream as a musician (he wrote it before breakfast in a London hotel), and to say it became an anthem for Australians & New Zealanders away from their home countries would be an understatement.
1  :: Silencers - PAINTED MOON 2  :: View From The Hill - NO CONVERSATION 3  :: Fleetwood Mac - ISN'T IT MIDNIGHT 4  :: Timelords - DOCTORIN' THE TARDIS 5  :: Tracy Chapman - FAST CAR 6  :: Morrissey - EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY 7  :: Pasadenas - TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) 8  :: Maxi Priest - WILD WORLD 9  :: Sade - PARADISE 10  :: INXS - NEVER TEAR US APART 11  :: Mica Paris - MY ONE TEMPTATION 12  :: Roachford - CUDDLY TOY 13  :: Midnight Oil - THE DEAD HEART 14  :: Communards - THERE'S MORE TO LOVE 15  :: Bruce Springsteen - TOUGHER THAN THE REST 16  :: Sisters Of Mercy - LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION 17  :: S-Express - THEME FROM S-EXPRESS 18 [new] :: Bryan Ferry - LIMBO 19 [new] :: UB40 with Chrissie Hynde - BREAKFAST IN BED 20 [new] :: Public Enemy - DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE
1(1) Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat 2(2) Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday 3(3) Matt Bianco - Wap Bam Boogie 4(6) Tracy Chapman - Fast Car 5(8) Inxs - Never Tear Us Apart
6(11) Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning 7(4) Cheap Trick - The Flame 8(7) Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana 9(5) Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis 10(17) Eighth Wonder - Cross My Heart
11(-) Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour 12(9) Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Valley Road 13(16) Salt N Pepa - Push It 14(22) Richard Marx - Hold On To The Nights 15(10) Erasure - Chains Of Love
16(-) Transvision Vamp - I want Your Love 17(-) Everything But The Girl - I Don't want To Talk About It 18(13) Eurythmics - You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart 19(21) Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That 20(-) Breathe - Hands To Heaven
21(26) Mac Band ft McCampbell Brothers - Roses Are Red 22(-) Adventures - Drowning In The Sea Of Love 23(14) Pasadenas - Tribute (Right On) 24(-) Pat Benatar - All Fired Up 25(-) Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers - Tomorrow People
26(19) Joy Division - Atmosphere 27(12) Voice Of The Beehive - Don't Call Me Baby 28(25) T'Pau - I Will Be With You 29(-) Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Heat It Up 30(15) Sabrina - Boys (Summertime Love)
--(18) Fairground Attraction - Perfect --(20) Bruce Springsteen - Tougher Than The Rest --(23) UB40 & Chrissie Hynde - Breakfast In Bed --(24) Bros - I Owe You Nothing --(27) Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection --(28) A-Ha - The Blood The Moves The Body --(29) Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart --(30) Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go
A 5th week at #1 for Debbie Gibson's "Foolish Beat" and a 4th week at #2 behind it for Morrissey. If that's going to change then maybe the "other" Go-Go who gets the highest entry this week will achieve what Belinda has so far failed to do in my chart
I'd have expected a video of her sitting in a car behind lots of other cars, not swimming with dolphins, but there goes:
and for you a 2nd video, the follow up to "Broken Land" which reached #2 in this chart, and one that failed to reach the UK top 40.
I've noticed a trend towards more people charting records in advance of official UK release date so that they're dropping by the time others are charting them thus a bigger spread of points and lowish totals at the top.
Firstly I am one week ahead of the UK chart, because that's where I was at the time. When they moved the new chart date from Tuesday to Sunday in 1987, there was one chart that never got played on the UK top 40 show as a result.
My chart is dated to week ending a Saturday and was compiled on the Sunday. When the new chart came out on a Sunday I decided I may as well allow myself to include anything that had entered that week too. So essentially I "skipped" a chart. Subsequently, when I stopped basing my chart on other charts and was buying singles, I would buy new releases on a Monday and would chart them on the Sunday for the week ending the day before.
To me this always made sense, I'm compiling a chart of my top tunes for the week ending the Saturday. It's like compiling the chart of the year for 1987 on the first of January 1988. (Actually back then I typically waited until March to compile my chart of the previous year so December releases were old enough to be considered in full).
Secondly I chart singles if they enter the US top 20 (actually was often top 30 back then) - often the week they break the top 20. So Debbie Gibson has been getting all her singles charting early for me as they were US hits ahead of being UK hits (and far more successful there, where she was considerably more successful than Tiffany. Although both had two #1s and 4 weeks on top, Debbie Gibson also had a #3 and two #4 singles, Tiffany's only other significant hit there I think was All This Time reaching #6. And Debbie Gibson had bigger hit albums). Similarly "Rush Hour" by Jane Wiedlin enters for me now, I think it's a UK hit around August.