My March 1988 Charts

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Local BMX heathland area – went for a walk there yesterday for the first time in a decade – the car is gone and ponds now cover the bottom areas – much better for wildlife, newts especially.

 

6th March 1988

It’s 2 weeks on top for Climie Fisher, presiding over a still-volatile chart as Heart’s double-A oldie rises 53 places to give them a second number 2 in 6 months, with Joe Le taxi going top 10 for Vanessa Paradis’ debut, and Belinda Carlisle makes it 2 in a row with I get Weak, and Taja Seville shoots up 20 to 10 for her only big record, the fab Love Is Contagious.

Mel & Kim and Sisters Of Mercy add to their top 20 tally, Eighth Wonder takes Pet Shop Boys to 21 (more or less, bar Patsy Kensit’s vocals), with the generously-donated I’m Not Scared, Afrika Bambaata is back in the 40 after a bit of a gap, and UB40 just keep on a-coming, 8 years of non-stop singles success. Voice Of The Beehive return with an instant top 40 walking the earth at 38, while Aswad’s cover of Don’t Turn Around gives them a long-overdue big smash and a run of success, in at 51. The song is an Albert Hammond and Diane Warren song, originally recorded by Tina Turner a couple of years earlier – Albert has hits spanning the 60’s to 80’s Diane the 80’s to the 10’s.

David Lee Roth keeps his ex-Van Halen career ticking over a while, The Proclaimers fly in just below, Saxon ride like the wind where Christopher Cross first blew top 20 in 1980, and extend their career longer than Christopher Cross managed, to 8 years, and finally INXS sneak in with another Kick track, Devil Inside.

1 ( 1 ) LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher
2 ( 55 ) NEVER/ THESE DREAMS Heart
3 ( 4 ) I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger
4 ( 2 ) DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population
5 ( 3 ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
6 ( 13 ) JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
7 ( 8 ) BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass
8 ( 17 ) I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle
9 ( 9 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
10 ( 30 ) LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville

11 ( 7 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
12 ( 18 ) HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz
13 ( 6 ) CRAZY Icehouse
14 ( 15 ) MY GENERATION The Who
15 ( 20 ) SUEDEHEAD Morrissey
16 ( 25 ) THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim
17 ( 27 ) DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy
18 ( 5 ) TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
19 ( 10 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR Michael Jackson
20 ( 11 ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)

21 ( 58 ) I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder
22 ( 29 ) CRASH The Primitives
23 ( 23 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
24 ( 40 ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera
25 ( 37 ) CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees
26 ( 14 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
27 ( 12 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
28 ( 19 ) C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran
29 ( 16 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
30 ( 32 ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles

31 ( 21 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
32 ( 22 ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag
33 ( 48 ) RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40
34 ( 31 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
35 ( 24 ) ROCK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
36 ( 36 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
37 ( 35 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
38 ( NEW ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
39 ( 34 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
40 ( 45 ) LIVE MY LIFE Boy George

41 ( 26 ) NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal
42 ( 42 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
43 ( 51 ) DIGNITY Deacon Blue
44 ( 43 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
45 ( 41 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson
46 ( 61 ) GOODGROOVE Derek B
47 ( 52 ) AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting
48 ( 39 ) SHAME Eurythmics
49 ( 49 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
50 ( 68 ) TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley

51 ( 60 ) SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure
52 ( 33 ) TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission
53 ( 50 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
54 ( 28 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
55 ( 65 ) KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry
56 ( 69 ) CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout
57 ( 44 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
58 ( 56 ) BAD Michael Jackson
59 ( 46 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
60 ( 63 ) HOT HOT HOT The Cure

61 ( NEW ) DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad
62 ( 62 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
63 ( 38 ) TWO HEARTS Cliff Richard
64 ( 53 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
65 ( NEW ) JUST LIKE PARADISE David Lee Roth
66 ( NEW ) MAKE MY HEART FLY The Proclaimers
67 ( 67 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
68 ( NEW ) RIDE LIKE THE WIND Saxon
69 ( 74 ) CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp
70 ( 75 ) PEOPLE ARE STRANGE Echo & The Bunnymen

71 ( 64 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
72 ( 72 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
73 ( 73 ) HUMAN The Human League
74 ( NEW ) DEVIL INSIDE INXS
75 ( 71 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles

6th March
PLAYIST OLDIES

1 SO FAR AWAY Carole King
2 REMEMBER YOU’RE A WOMBLE The Wombles
3 WHITE ROSE OF ATHENS Nana Mouskouri

 

 

 

13th March 1988

It’s French teen chanteuse Vanessa Paradis getting a cool Joe Le Taxi to the top slot this week – she’s not the youngest act (at 15 years old) to top my chart – that honour goes to Michael Jackson, either 12 years old with the Jackson 5, or 14 years old solo – but she is still the youngest solo female to have done it. Johnny Hates Jazz get a second top 10 and Mel & Kim a 3rd.

A big climb for Aswad to 21 from 61, and INXS to 28 from 74, and the highest new entry is a second hit for Eric B & Rakim at 30. Madness return and extend their run to 9 years, at 38 with a “The” in front of the name (so wrong), and I Pronounce You may be their last top 40 for a decade. Fischer Z debut with The Perfect Day, Keith Sweat wants her, Brenda Russell plays piano in the dark (anti-social but a great record), The Clash oldie I Fought The Law returns 9 years on, a cover of the 60’s garage-rock Bobby Fuller Four hit, and Richard Marx pops back in 3 weeks after sneaking in at 75 for a week. He’ll be back with bigger tracks quite soon…

1 ( 6 ) JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
2 ( 7 ) BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass
3 ( 3 ) I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger
4 ( 4 ) DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population
5 ( 10 ) LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville
6 ( 2 ) THESE DREAMS/NEVER Heart
7 ( 1 ) LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher
8 ( 12 ) HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz
9 ( 16 ) THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim
10 ( 8 ) I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle

11 ( 21 ) I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder
12 ( 5 ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
13 ( 13 ) CRAZY Icehouse
14 ( 22 ) CRASH The Primitives
15 ( 9 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
16 ( 17 ) DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy
17 ( 15 ) SUEDEHEAD Morrissey
18 ( 24 ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera
19 ( 11 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
20 ( 19 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson

21 ( 61 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad
22 ( 33 ) RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40
23 ( 23 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
24 ( 14 ) MY GENERATION The Who
25 ( 20 ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)
26 ( 38 ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
27 ( 18 ) TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
28 ( 74 ) DEVIL INSIDE INXS
29 ( 29 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
30 ( NEW ) I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B & Rakim

31 ( 34 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
32 ( 36 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
33 ( 25 ) CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees
34 ( 51 ) SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure
35 ( 37 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
36 ( 42 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
37 ( 26 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
38 ( NEW ) I PRONOUNCE YOU Madness
39 ( 27 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
40 ( 50 ) TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley

41 ( 31 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
42 ( 39 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
43 ( 32 ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag
44 ( 35 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
45 ( 44 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
46 ( 46 ) GOODGROOVE Derek B
47 ( 45 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
48 ( 28 ) C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran
49 ( 30 ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles
50 ( 65 ) JUST LIKE PARADISE David Lee Roth

51 ( 43 ) DIGNITY Deacon Blue
52 ( 49 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
53 ( 56 ) CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout
54 ( 40 ) LIVE MY LIFE Boy George
55 ( 48 ) SHAME Eurythmics
56 ( 53 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
57 ( 70 ) PEOPLE ARE STRANGE Echo & The Bunnymen
58 ( NEW ) THE PERFECT DAY Fischer Z
59 ( 58 ) BAD Michael Jackson
60 ( 59 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby

61 ( 68 ) RIDE LIKE THE WIND Saxon
62 ( 62 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
63 ( 66 ) MAKE MY HEART FLY The Proclaimers
64 ( 71 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
65 ( 41 ) NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal
66 ( NEW ) I WANT HER Keith Sweat
67 ( 67 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
68 ( 57 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
69 ( NEW ) PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell
70 ( 73 ) HUMAN Human League

71 ( 64 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
72 ( 72 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
73 ( NEW ) I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash
74 ( RE ) SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER Richard Marx
75 ( 75 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles

Playlist oldies and album tracks of that week
1 DEEP AND WIDE AND TALL Aztec Camera
2 BLUE Wham!
3 SHOULD I LAUGH OR CRY Abba

 

 

20th March 1988

It’s a new entry as Heart finally gets a single issue, slightly remixed and with a fab Ian McKellan vampire video, giving the Pet Shop Boys a 7th chart-topper, and the 3rd off Actually. Another track that’s been around a while too, from a great album too, has a sudden leap to 2 from 52 as Father Figure gets maximum appreciation belatedly for George Michael. Another Pet Shop boys song off the soon-to-come album goes top 10 for Eighth Wonder, I’m Not Scared.

Debbie Gibson gets an instant top 20 at 17 with Only In My Dreams returning on reissue, making it a twice top 20 track in two consecutive years, as Brenda Russell leaps into the 30 with Piano In The Dark, and The Clash take I Fought The Law back into the 30 9 years on. Sinitta shock releases a decent pop single, Cross My Broken Heart, and gets her biggest hit at 36 as she goes full SAW-pop, as opposed to cheesy novelty pop.

a-ha return with another melodramatic goodie, Stay On These Roads, Bros Drop The Boy and drop the quality, Jellybean’s back with newie Just A Mirage, Pebbles is back with Girlfriend, Taylor Dayne has a low-key follow-up to a number one, Zodiac Mindwarp continues with some sci-fi glamrock entering, and Tiffany and Wet Wet Wet under-achieve down the bottom-end of the chart. Debuting, though, is future-massive rap track Push It from Salt ‘N’ Pepa, not a duo despite appearances as DJ Spinderella doesn’t get mentioned in the group name. Unless she’s “N”.

1 ( NEW ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 52 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
3 ( 1 ) JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
4 ( 2 ) BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass
5 ( 5 ) LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville
6 ( 11 ) I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder
7 ( 3 ) I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger
8 ( 4 ) DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population
9 ( 12 ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
10 ( 6 ) THESE DREAMS/NEVER Heart

11 ( 9 ) THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim
12 ( 8 ) HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz
13 ( 21 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad
14 ( 14 ) CRASH The Primitives
15 ( 7 ) LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher
16 ( 10 ) I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle
17 ( NEW ) ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson
18 ( 30 ) I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B & Rakim
19 ( 15 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
20 ( 22 ) RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40

21 ( 13 ) CRAZY Icehouse
22 ( 18 ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera
23 ( 20 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
24 ( 28 ) DEVIL INSIDE INXS
25 ( 26 ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
26 ( 16 ) DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy
27 ( 19 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
28 ( 73 ) I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash
29 ( 69 ) PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell
30 ( 34 ) SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure

31 ( 23 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
32 ( 32 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
33 ( 31 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
34 ( 38 ) I PRONOUNCE YOU Madness
35 ( 17 ) SUEDEHEAD Morrissey
36 ( NEW ) CROSS MY BROKEN HEART Sinitta
37 ( 40 ) TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley
38 ( 35 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
39 ( 36 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
40 ( 25 ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)

41 ( 50 ) JUST LIKE PARADISE David Lee Roth
42 ( 27 ) TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
43 ( 42 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
44 ( NEW ) DREAMING Glen Goldsmith
45 ( 29 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
46 ( 45 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
47 ( 47 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
48 ( 66 ) I WANT HER Keith Sweat
49 ( 37 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
50 ( 53 ) CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout

51 ( 24 ) MY GENERATION The Who
52 ( NEW ) STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha
53 ( 39 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
54 ( 54 ) LIVE MY LIFE Boy George
55 ( 41 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
56 ( 61 ) RIDE LIKE THE WIND Saxon
57 ( 56 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
58 ( 44 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
59 ( NEW ) BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) Simon Harris
60 ( 59 ) BAD Michael Jackson

61 ( 43 ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag
62 ( 55 ) SHAME Eurythmics
63 ( 62 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
64 ( 33 ) CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees
65 ( NEW ) DROP THE BOY Bros
66 ( 60 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
67 ( 67 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
68 ( NEW ) JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei
69 ( NEW ) PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
70 ( 70 ) HUMAN Human League

71 ( NEW ) GIRLFRIEND Pebbles
72 ( NEW ) PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne
73 ( NEW ) PLANET GIRL Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction
74 ( NEW ) COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany
75 ( NEW ) TEMPTATION Wet Wet Wet
76 ( NEW ) ONE MORE CHANCE Pet Shop Boys

Playlist oldies of the week
1 DANNY’S SONG Anne Murray
2 ONE MORE CHANCE Pet Shop Boys
3 EMOTIONS Samantha Sang

 

 

27th March 1988

It’s 2 weeks on top for Heart as Pet Shop Boys stop George getting another chart-topper with Father Figure. Highest new entry, as per usual for the Beatles 20th anniversary reissues, is the Fabs Lady Madonna at 6 – never one of my fave Beatles singles, you’d have to go back to Paperback Writer to find one I loved less, but then again a lesser-Beatles track is still top quality. Aswad finally get that deserved top 10, with Don’t Turn Around, a-ha rocket into the 20 with the fab Stay On These Roads, and The Clash peak higher 2nd time around with I Fought The Law – I still prefer the Bobby Fuller Four original though.

After a lesser hit, the Nanas are back on form with I Want You Back at 35, Simon Harris has a big ol Bass climb into the 40, how high can he go? Quo ain’t complainin’ that 20 years on from Pictures Of Matchstick Men they still make my top 40, The Adventures bring their epic ballad Broken Land in at 62 – their best record – and errr Engelbert Humperdinck returns to my chart for the first time in oooh 16 years with a cover of the Glenn Medeiros cover of the George Benson original. I must have been getting nostalgic for the old crooners.

Natalie Cole is back with her soon-to-be biggest hit 13 years after debuting with This Will Be – Pink cadillac was a Bruce Springsteen song, which is always a good sign for a new track. Nina Simone is also back 20 years on with a 20-year-pld song, Mr Bojangles being a Jerry Jeff Walker 1968 future standard which became a hit for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in the US, and the signature song of Sammy Davis Jr, and a future Robbie Williams crooning goodie. Finally, Iron Maiden ask, Can I Play With Madness? Well, Madness are at 29 so it wasn’t out of the question – sadly it never happened, though, I would have enjoyed seeing them do Baggy Trousers….

1 ( 1 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 2 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
3 ( 3 ) JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
4 ( 9 ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
5 ( 6 ) I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder
6 ( NEW ) LADY MADONNA The Beatles
7 ( 7 ) I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger
8 ( 13 ) DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad
9 ( 4 ) BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass
10 ( 10 ) THESE DREAMS/NEVER Heart

11 ( 5 ) LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville
12 ( 11 ) THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim
13 ( 17 ) ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson
14 ( 52 ) STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha
15 ( 8 ) DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population
16 ( 15 ) LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher
17 ( 29 ) PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell
18 ( 12 ) HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz
19 ( 16 ) I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle
20 ( 28 ) I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash

21 ( 18 ) I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B & Rakim
22 ( 20 ) RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40
23 ( 44 ) DREAMING Glen Goldsmith
24 ( 24 ) DEVIL INSIDE INXS
25 ( 30 ) SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure
26 ( 19 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
27 ( 36 ) CROSS MY BROKEN HEART Sinitta
28 ( 23 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
29 ( 34 ) I PRONOUNCE YOU Madness
30 ( 14 ) CRASH The Primitives

31 ( 21 ) CRAZY Icehouse
32 ( 32 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
33 ( 22 ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera
34 ( 33 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
35 ( NEW ) I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama
36 ( 37 ) TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley
37 ( 27 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
38 ( 59 ) BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) Simon Harris
39 ( NEW ) AIN’T COMPLAININ’ Status Quo
40 ( 48 ) I WANT HER Keith Sweat

41 ( 38 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
42 ( 39 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
43 ( 43 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
44 ( 50 ) CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout
45 ( 31 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
46 ( 46 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
47 ( 25 ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
48 ( 47 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
49 ( 75 ) TEMPTATION Wet Wet Wet
50 ( 40 ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)

51 ( 65 ) DROP THE BOY Bros
52 ( 71 ) GIRLFRIEND Pebbles
53 ( 72 ) PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne
54 ( 42 ) TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
55 ( 68 ) JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei
56 ( 26 ) DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy
57 ( 57 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
58 ( 35 ) SUEDEHEAD Morrissey
59 ( 74 ) COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany
60 ( 60 ) BAD Michael Jackson

61 ( 49 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
62 ( NEW ) BROKEN LAND The Adventures
63 ( 63 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
64 ( 62 ) SHAME Eurythmics
65 ( NEW ) GENE AND JIM ARE INTO SHAKES Gene and Jim
66 ( NEW ) NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Engelbert Humperdinck
67 ( 67 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
68 ( 41 ) JUST LIKE PARADISE David Lee Roth
69 ( 69 ) PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
70 ( 55 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill

71 ( 70 ) HUMAN Human League
72 ( NEW ) PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole
73 ( 58 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
74 ( NEW ) MR BOJANGLES Nina Simone
75 ( NEW ) CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS Iron Maiden

Playlist faves of that week
1 ISLAND GIRL Elton John
2 DANCING IN THE CITY Marshall-Hain
3 MORE THAN A FEELING Boston

My February 1988 Charts

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The local Jurassic Coastline, Dorset UK in 1988 (it hasn’t changed much since then!)

7th February 1988

It’s a second week on top for Taylor Dayne and a second week at 2 for Jacko as Bros go top 3 – to my surprise, as I didn’t recall them getting that high, but it was a good single. Back in at 4, Was (Not Was) bring Spy In The House Of Love back as it starts to sell in the UK at last, and it instantly peaks higher, and quite right too, helped by me buying it in the bargain bins in between releases. Icehouse are also back in again for the same reissued reasons, and a new peak of 10 and a 3rd top 10 to boot. Another House track in the top 10 and 3 in the 20, I was more into the new sound of music than I remembered.

Highest actual newly-debuted track is from Abba’s Agnetha, 14 years a total fave of mine, and the lead single off her Peter Cetera-produced (he of Chicago) album, more MOR than previous solo stuff, giving her 5 years of solo chart entries outside Abba. About as prolific as Kate Bush on the album front, she’d stretch that out another 25 years or so with an assist from Gary Barlow on the most-recent. Billy Ocean pops back with yet another in his 12-years-long run of hit singles (with a gap in the middle), the catchy Get Outta My Dreams. Pity about the creepy Get Into My Car stalker-ish sentence-end!

Stevie Wonder is back with You Will Know, one of his more memorable post-1986 singles (not that that says much), for 20 years of hits! Squeeze take a telephone number into the charts for 10 years of hits, and immediately ruin their chances of a hit as the number is not remotely memorable, even if the tune is OK. OMD are Dreaming, but the reality is the singles are getting less-memorable 8 years on, Faith No More pop back with We Care A Lot, Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal double-up again, not Saturday Love this time, as they never knew love like this one before. Bryan Ferry enjoys a bit of Kiss & Tell 16 years on, Aztec Camera, though, know How Men Are and look down on that sort of thing 5 years on from feeling Oblivious to it.

1 ( 1 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
2 ( 2 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
3 ( 6 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
4 ( NEW ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)
5 ( 5 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
6 ( 14 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
7 ( 9 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
8 ( 3 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
9 ( 4 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
10 ( NEW ) CRAZY Icehouse

11 ( 10 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar
12 ( 12 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
13 ( 7 ) SHAME Eurythmics
14 ( 13 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
15 ( 8 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
16 ( 32 ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag
17 ( 22 ) TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet
18 ( 20 ) COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims
19 ( 19 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
20 ( 15 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys

21 ( 17 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle
22 ( 28 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
23 ( 16 ) RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher
24 ( 18 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
25 ( 29 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
26 ( 21 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
27 ( 27 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John
28 ( 25 ) SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson
29 ( NEW ) THE LAST TIME Agnetha Faltskog
30 ( 34 ) I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs

31 ( 46 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
32 ( 11 ) I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
33 ( 23 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
34 ( 33 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
35 ( 37 ) VALENTINE T’Pau
36 ( 35 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
37 ( 24 ) I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama
38 ( NEW ) GET OUTTA MY DREAMS GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean
39 ( 48 ) WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve
40 ( 38 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac

41 ( 26 ) JINGO Jellybean
42 ( 42 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
43 ( 36 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
44 ( 41 ) BAD Michael Jackson
45 ( 45 ) SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa
46 ( 43 ) STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley
47 ( 30 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
48 ( 31 ) IDEAL WORLD The Christians
49 ( 57 ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles
50 ( NEW ) YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder

51 ( 44 ) FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
52 ( NEW ) 853-5937 Squeeze
53 ( 54 ) HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen
54 ( 47 ) LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers
55 ( 39 ) JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
56 ( 64 ) MORE LOVE Feargal Sharkey
57 ( 60 ) ASIMBONANGA Johnny Clegg & Savuka
58 ( 55 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
59 ( 66 ) GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross
60 ( 58 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys

61 ( 40 ) PARADISE Black
62 ( 51 ) LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet
63 ( 49 ) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole
64 ( NEW ) DREAMING OMD
65 ( 50 ) ALL SYSTEMS GO Donna Summer
66 ( 65 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
67 ( NEW ) WE CARE A LOT Faith No More
68 ( 67 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne
69 ( 56 ) LET ME BE THE ONE/ (REMIX) Expose
70 ( NEW ) NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal

71 ( 74 ) NO MORE LIES Sharpe & Numan
72 ( 71 ) HUMAN Human League
73 ( NEW ) KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry
74 ( NEW ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera
75 ( NEW ) I SEE RED The Silencers

7th Feb
PLAYIST OLDIES

1 HEAVEN HELP MY HEART Elaine Page
2 HOT LOVE T.Rex
3 TEENAGE DREAM T.Rex

 

 

 

14th February 1988

It’s a new number one as Man In The Mirror gives Jacko his 3rd chart-topper off Bad and his 8th solo chart-topper, plus another with Rockwell and 3 more with his brothers. Agnetha Faltskog gets her first solo top 10, Kylie her first top 20, and as a Barry White oldie makes my current charts this week – so he did in 1988 too, his 1974 Top 20 Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up. An even older classic, previously a Sex Pistols hit, debuts for Eddie Cochran, C’Mon Everybody being around 28 years old at the time. In at 26.

The Led Zep man is back again with a solo track, Heaven Knows, Vanessa Paradis, the French 14-year-old (if even that) debuts with the brilliant Joe Le Taxi. Future Mrs Kravitz I think. The Mission & Deacon Blue both add a little dignity to their list of chart entries, Paul Carrack grabs another solo hit to add to his 14-year-long run with other acts since he was asking How Long in 1974 with Ace. The Cure also return and my album tracks of the week get honorary pre-single chart spots of 76 and 77, they would both be much higher, and Heart would be out very soon for Pet Shop Boys.


1 ( 2 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
2 ( 1 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
3 ( 4 ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)
4 ( 3 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
5 ( 10 ) CRAZY Icehouse
6 ( 6 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
7 ( 5 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
8 ( 12 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
9 ( 29 ) THE LAST TIME Agnetha Faltskog
10 ( 16 ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag

11 ( 7 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
12 ( 8 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
13 ( 9 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
14 ( 31 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
15 ( 19 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
16 ( 22 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
17 ( 17 ) TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet
18 ( 14 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
19 ( 13 ) SHAME Eurythmics
20 ( 25 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison

21 ( 30 ) I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs
22 ( 11 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar
23 ( 20 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
24 ( NEW ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP (REMIX) Barry White
25 ( 27 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John
26 ( NEW ) C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran
27 ( 15 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
28 ( 18 ) COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims
29 ( 38 ) GET OUTTA MY DREAMS GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean
30 ( 26 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson

31 ( 21 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle
32 ( NEW ) HEAVEN KNOWS Robert Plant
33 ( 42 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
34 ( 34 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
35 ( 35 ) VALENTINE T’Pau
36 ( 47 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
37 ( 24 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
38 ( 64 ) DREAMING OMD
39 ( 43 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
40 ( 59 ) GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross

41 ( 36 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
42 ( 40 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( NEW ) LET’S GET BRUTAL Nitro Deluxe
44 ( 23 ) RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher
45 ( 28 ) SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson
46 ( 53 ) HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen
47 ( 33 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
48 ( 44 ) BAD Michael Jackson
49 ( 49 ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles
50 ( 52 ) 853-5937 Squeeze

51 ( NEW ) CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees
52 ( 32 ) I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
53 ( NEW ) JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
54 ( 37 ) I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama
55 ( 50 ) YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder
56 ( 41 ) JINGO Jellybean
57 ( NEW ) DIGNITY Deacon Blue
58 ( 58 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
59 ( 67 ) WE CARE A LOT Faith No More
60 ( 60 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys

61 ( 46 ) STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley
62 ( 48 ) IDEAL WORLD The Christians
63 ( 70 ) NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal
64 ( 51 ) FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
65 ( 74 ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera
66 ( NEW ) TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission
67 ( 66 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
68 ( 73 ) KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry
69 ( 68 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne
70 ( 39 ) WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve

71 ( NEW ) DON’T SHED A TEAR Paul Carrack
72 ( NEW ) HOW CAN I FORGET YOU Elisa Fiorello
73 ( 72 ) HUMAN Human League
74 ( NEW ) HOT HOT HOT The Cure
75 ( 62 ) LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet
76 ( NEW ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
77 ( RE ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac

Playlist oldies and album tracks of that week
1 HEART Pet Shop Boys
2 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
3 FORGOTTEN TOWN The Christians

 

 

21st February 1988

It’s 2 weeks on top for Man In The Mirror and highest new entry at 6 is Yazz & The Plastic Population with yet another House track in the upper echelons – courtesy of Coldcut – and the fab Doctorin’ The House, outdoing Kylie Minogue who climbs to 8 with I Should Be So Lucky and Sinead O’Connor at 10 with Mandinka. They’ll both get the last laugh though in the long run…

Another dance great enters at 13 for Bomb The Bass, Beat Dis, as 2 oldies return – Berlin back after a short break with chart-topper Take My Breath Away at 15, and 60’s anthem My Generation from The Who at 17 debuting 20-odd years late and 19 years since Pinball Wizard introduced them to my charts. In at 18, a soul winner from Roger sounding all futuristic on I Want To Be Your Man back in at 18 after a 1987 chart-run.

Big climbs for Vanessa Paradis, Nitro Deluxe, Cherrelle & Alexander O’Neal, Eric Carmen, Faith No More, The Bangles & Stevie Wonder all going top 40. Cliff has Two Hearts in at 46 – not the Phil Collins song – Heart are Never stopping have new entries with older tracks, Sting has An Englishman In New York a few years before the remixed version does much better, Belinda Carlisle follows up her biggie as she gets weak at the effort, and Richard Marx pops in quietly ahead of some much bigger chart action in 1989 and 1992.


1 ( 1 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR Michael Jackson
2 ( 2 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
3 ( 3 ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)
4 ( 5 ) CRAZY Icehouse
5 ( 8 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
6 ( NEW ) DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population
7 ( 4 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
8 ( 14 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
9 ( 10 ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag
10 ( 15 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor

11 ( 16 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
12 ( 7 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
13 ( NEW ) BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass
14 ( 6 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
15 ( NEW ) TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
16 ( 20 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
17 ( NEW ) MY GENERATION The Who
18 ( NEW ) I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger
19 ( 13 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
20 ( 9 ) THE LAST TIME Agnetha Faltskog

21 ( 11 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
22 ( 53 ) JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
23 ( 12 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
24 ( 26 ) C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran
25 ( 43 ) LET’S GET BRUTAL Nitro Deluxe
26 ( 19 ) SHAME Eurythmics
27 ( 18 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
28 ( 29 ) GET OUTTA MY DREAMS GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean
29 ( 63 ) NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal
30 ( 23 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys

31 ( 17 ) TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet
32 ( 32 ) HEAVEN KNOWS Robert Plant
33 ( 35 ) VALENTINE T’Pau
34 ( 33 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
35 ( 46 ) HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen
36 ( 34 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
37 ( 30 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
38 ( 59 ) WE CARE A LOT Faith No More
39 ( 49 ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles
40 ( 55 ) YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder

41 ( 41 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
42 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( 66 ) TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission
44 ( 27 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
45 ( 36 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
46 ( NEW ) TWO HEARTS Cliff Richard
47 ( 39 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
48 ( 21 ) I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs
49 ( 51 ) CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees
50 ( 37 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher

51 ( 22 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar
52 ( 65 ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera
53 ( 48 ) BAD Michael Jackson
54 ( 28 ) COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims
55 ( 47 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
56 ( 57 ) DIGNITY Deacon Blue
57 ( NEW ) NEVER Heart
58 ( 31 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle
59 ( 58 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
60 ( 40 ) GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross

61 ( 38 ) DREAMING OMD
62 ( 60 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
63 ( 71 ) DON’T SHED A TEAR Paul Carrack
64 ( 25 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John
65 ( 45 ) SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson
66 ( 74 ) HOT HOT HOT The Cure
67 ( 68 ) KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry
68 ( 67 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
69 ( 24 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP (REMIX) Barry White
70 ( 69 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne

71 ( NEW ) AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting
72 ( 50 ) 853-5937 Squeeze
73 ( NEW ) I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle
74 ( 73 ) HUMAN Human League
75 ( NEW ) SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER Richard Marx

Playlist oldies of the week
1 ISN’T IT TIME The Baby’s
2 CAN’T LET YOU GO Barry Ryan
3 MAGIC FLY Space

 

 

28th February 1988

It’s a brand new entry on top – sort of – as the Top 10 has one of the biggest turn-outs of the 80’s, with new entries climbers and big droppers, as Climie Fisher return with the 1987 top 10 track Love Changes (Everything) finally getting to be a UK hit second-time around. They hold off Coldcut & Yazz who climb to 2 with Doctorin’ The House, and Fleetwood Mac who finally get a single release and can stop pottering around the 76 and 77 spots as a playlist fave and enter at 3, the chart position it would have been hovering around for a couple of months had I allowed album tracks.

Berlin’s 1986 chart-topper is back in the top 5, and Roger’s 1987 top 20 hits a new peak of 4 as last week’s entire top 5 drops out of this week’s top 5. Bomb The Bass Beat Dis to 8, Belinda Carlisle rockets from 73 to 17 for her second solo top 20, as she gets a bit weak, and Johnny Hates Jazz get an instant top 20 with Heart Of Gold at 18. 50’s rocker Eddie Cochran gets a posthumous top 20 just ahead of newly-solo’d Smiths singer Morrissey, who debuts at 20 with Suedehead. The song that is, not with the Buzzjacker guesting on the track.

Mel & Kim return with their final single before Mel’s untimely death, the good That’s The Way It Is at 25, The Sisters Of Mercy are grabbing another hit with Dominion at 27, The Primitives crash in at 29, and Taja Seville’s sultry and wonderful Love Is Contagious is close behind at 30. Boy George is back at 45 living his life, and the unlikely collab between Afrika bambaata and UB40 results in a reckless new entry at 48. Eighth Wonder do the gifted Pet Shop Boys song (and soon to be album track) I’m Not Scared, bringing Patsy Kensit to fame and a cracking pop single to boot, in at 58, Prefab Sprout return with one of their best singles, the lovely Cars And Girls at 69, Erasure’s Ship Of Fools enters at 60, Rick Astley is back again with Together Forever at 68, and John Cougar and Echo & The Bunnymen extend their run of entries too. Heart’s 1986 top 40 track These Dreams returns just ahead of it’s reissue as a double A side with Never, in at 76 by way of featuring in my Playlist that week.

1 ( NEW ) LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher
2 ( 6 ) DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population
3 ( RE ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
4 ( 18 ) I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger
5 ( 15 ) TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin
6 ( 4 ) CRAZY Icehouse
7 ( 5 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
8 ( 13 ) BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass
9 ( 2 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
10 ( 1 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson

11 ( 3 ) SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)
12 ( 16 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
13 ( 22 ) JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis
14 ( 7 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
15 ( 17 ) MY GENERATION The Who
16 ( 11 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
17 ( 73 ) I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle
18 ( NEW ) HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz
19 ( 24 ) C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran
20 ( NEW ) SUEDEHEAD Morrissey

21 ( 14 ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
22 ( 9 ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag
23 ( 8 ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
24 ( 12 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
25 ( NEW ) THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim
26 ( 29 ) NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal
27 ( NEW ) DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy
28 ( 10 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
29 ( NEW ) CRASH The Primitives
30 ( NEW ) LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville

31 ( 19 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
32 ( 39 ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles
33 ( 43 ) TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission
34 ( 30 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
35 ( 34 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
36 ( 36 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
37 ( 48 ) CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees
38 ( 45 ) TWO HEARTS Cliff Richard
39 ( 26 ) SHAME Eurythmics
40 ( 52 ) HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera

41 ( 37 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
42 ( 41 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
43 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
44 ( 27 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
45 ( NEW ) LIVE MY LIFE Boy George
46 ( 23 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
47 ( 21 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
48 ( NEW ) RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40
49 ( 44 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
50 ( 55 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers

51 ( 56 ) DIGNITY Deacon Blue
52 ( 71 ) AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting
53 ( 46 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
54 ( 20 ) THE LAST TIME Agnetha Faltskog
55 ( 57 ) NEVER Heart
56 ( 53 ) BAD Michael Jackson
57 ( 28 ) GET OUTTA MY DREAMS GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean
58 ( NEW ) I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder
59 ( 38 ) WE CARE A LOT Faith No More
60 ( NEW ) SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure

61 ( NEW ) GOODGROOVE Derek B
62 ( 59 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
63 ( 66 ) HOT HOT HOT The Cure
64 ( 44 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
65 ( 67 ) KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry
66 ( 31 ) TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet
67 ( 62 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
68 ( NEW ) TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley
69 ( NEW ) CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout
70 ( 32 ) HEAVEN KNOWS Robert Plant

71 ( 68 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
72 ( 50 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
73 ( 74 ) HUMAN Human League
74 ( NEW ) CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp
75 ( NEW ) PEOPLE ARE STRANGE Echo & The Bunnymen
76 ( NEW ) THESE DREAMS Heart

Playlist faves of that week
1 TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS The Beatles
2 SOLID GOLD EASY ACTION T.Rex
3 BE MY BABY The Ronettes

 

 

My January 1988 Charts

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“Are ya dancin’? Are ya askin’?” Liver Birds revisited before The Beatles Museums & revamps 1987

 

 

3rd January 1988

It’s a 3rd week on top for Pet Shop Boys on my 30th birthday, a quiet chart, and the annual Gary Glitter rousing Xmas/New Years concert with support from Westworld popping up in my weekly playlist mentions. The Bee Gees make it 2 top 10’s in a row, and make it another year they can tick off a top 10 hit: so that’ll be 1968-1972, 1975-1981, 1987-1988, though if you include top 20’s, solo records, and acts they wrote and produced for they only missed out on 1973 and 1985, I think.

Bananarama make it 3 top 40 in a row off the new album, highest new entry is a charity track at 50, Lloyd Cole follows up My Bag, and INXS get a second Kick track in the chart….and that’s it. Not much happening!

1 ( 1 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 3 ) SHAME Eurythmics
3 ( 2 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
4 ( 6 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
5 ( 4 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
6 ( 5 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
7 ( 7 ) FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
8 ( 10 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
9 ( 9 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
10 ( 12 ) ESP The Bee Gees

11 ( 8 ) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole
12 ( 18 ) JINGO Jellybean
13 ( 11 ) LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers
14 ( 23 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
15 ( 13 ) LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet
16 ( 20 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle
17 ( 15 ) LET ME BE THE ONE/ (REMIX) Expose
18 ( 14 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
19 ( 21 ) IDEAL WORLD The Christians
20 ( 22 ) TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz

21 ( 19 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
22 ( 17 ) ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Mel (Smith) & Kim (Wilde)
23 ( 28 ) EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE Simply Red
24 ( 34 ) THERE’S THE GIRL Heart
25 ( 16 ) THE LOOK OF LOVE Madonna
26 ( 30 ) TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD New Order
27 ( 27 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
28 ( 26 ) BAD Michael Jackson
29 ( 29 ) CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal
30 ( 39 ) RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher

31 ( 25 ) TUNNEL OF LOVE Bruce Springsteen
32 ( 58 ) I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama
33 ( 35 ) ANGEL EYES Wet Wet Wet
34 ( 24 ) WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean featuring Lisa Fiorillo
35 ( 38 ) TIGHTEN UP Wally Jump Junior & The Criminal Element
36 ( 42 ) PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman
37 ( 31 ) CHILDREN SAY Level 42
38 ( 32 ) I’VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE Cutting Crew
39 ( 37 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
40 ( 45 ) THE TIDE IS TURNING Roger Waters

41 ( 36 ) I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
42 ( 56 ) MY BAG Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
43 ( 41 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
44 ( 40 ) KID (REMIX) The Pretenders
45 ( 52 ) ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT The Stranglers
46 ( 33 ) THE ONE I LOVE R.E.M.
47 ( 66 ) IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2
48 ( 50 ) JUST TO GET BY Babakoto
49 ( 44 ) DEVIL’S BALL Double
50 ( NEW ) THE WISHING WELL GOSH

51 ( 51 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
52 ( 47 ) PAID IN FULL Eric B & Rakim
53 ( 53 ) CARS (E REG MODEL)/ ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
54 ( 54 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
55 ( 49 ) GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU George Harrison
56 ( 65 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
57 ( 43 ) I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN Prince
58 ( 55 ) PUMP UP THE VOLUME M/A/R/R/S
59 ( 61 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne
60 ( 48 ) MONY MONY (US SINGLE VERSION/LIVE VERSION/HUNG LIKE A PONY REMIX) Billy Idol

61 ( 46 ) ONCE UPON A LONG AGO Paul McCartney
62 ( 59 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS
63 ( 73 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar
64 ( 57 ) CHINA IN YOUR HAND T’Pau
65 ( 68 ) HUMAN Human League
66 ( NEW ) JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
67 ( 67 ) HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake
68 ( 63 ) I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive
69 ( 69 ) HOLIDAY The Other Ones
70 ( 70 ) (I’VE HAD THE) TIME OF MY LIFE Jennifer Warnes & Bill Medley

71 ( 60 ) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Rick Astley
72 ( 72 ) LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Climie Fisher
73 ( 62 ) LAST NIGHT I DREAMT SOMEBODY LOVES ME The Smiths
74 ( NEW ) NEW SENSATION INXS
75 ( 64 ) ROCK AND ROLL PART 3 Gary Glitter

PLAYIST OLDIES

1 METAL GURU T.Rex
2 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (TILL I SAW YOU ROCK’N’ROLL) Gary Glitter Live at BIC Bournemouth
3 SONIC BOOM BOY Westworld Live at BIC Bournemouth

10th January 1988

It’s a first week on top for the gorgeous under-rated Eurythmics single, Shame, their 3rd chart-topper after Sex Crime (1984) and There Must Be An Angel, though Sweet Dreams almost did it, and most of their earlier singles went top 5. In at 5 2 years early for the UK charts, it’s the Righteous Brothers classic from 1965, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, a record I liked as a kid (and charted in in 1969 when it was a hit again), liked some more when it charted again in 1975, and by 1988 it had turned to love and a new chart peak. By the time it became the follow-up to Ghost-reissued Unchained Melody I was on full-on adoration and have remained so ever since. The greatest recorded vocal pop performance by a male duet, bar none. Not even close.

Jellybean finally gets a top 10, by Jingo, Krush are arresting some House, and Belinda Carlisle gets her first solo top 10. In at 14, Terence Trent D’Arby gets his third top 20, with his best record, Sign Your Name, and George Michael finally releases one of the classic tracks off Faith, the brilliant Father Figure – and is rewarded by a UK under-performance chartwise, presumably everyone sick of the OTT ballad-filled Xmas charts and just wanting to dance in the New Year. This curse also did for Jacko’s Man In The Mirror, inexplicably, and both huge US hits to boot.

At 48 Sinead O’Connor debuts baldly where no woman has debuted before – with Mandinka, a quirky ethnic-tinged pop ditty which wasn’t a sign of things to come. Joyce Sims smoothly beckons you to come into her life, veteran Gladys Knight is back chucking love overboard 20 years into her career, and still going 32 years on from 1988. Debbie Gibson prefers to shake her love, which is quite catchy, Elton John does a live version of Candle In The Wind, which I never liked much in 1974 (the B side Bennie & The Jets was a chart-topper for me) and doesn’t entirely bring on loathing from me. It took 1997 to do that. Depeche Mode drive into the top 75, just about passing their test.

1 ( 2 ) SHAME Eurythmics
2 ( 1 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
3 ( 3 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
4 ( 4 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
5 ( NEW ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
6 ( 6 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
7 ( 12 ) JINGO Jellybean
8 ( 14 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
9 ( 9 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
10 ( 16 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle

11 ( 8 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
12 ( 5 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
13 ( 7 ) FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
14 ( NEW ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
15 ( 19 ) IDEAL WORLD The Christians
16 ( 13 ) LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers
17 ( 24 ) THERE’S THE GIRL Heart
18 ( 15 ) LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet
19 ( 20 ) TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz
20 ( 11 ) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole

21 ( 10 ) ESP The Bee Gees
22 ( 18 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
23 ( 54 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
24 ( 32 ) I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama
25 ( 30 ) RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher
26 ( 21 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
27 ( 41 ) I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
28 ( 33 ) ANGEL EYES Wet Wet Wet
29 ( 27 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
30 ( 17 ) LET ME BE THE ONE/ (REMIX) Expose

31 ( 31 ) TUNNEL OF LOVE Bruce Springsteen
32 ( 36 ) PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman
33 ( 28 ) BAD Michael Jackson
34 ( 45 ) ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT The Stranglers
35 ( 35 ) TIGHTEN UP Wally Jump Junior & The Criminal Element
36 ( 26 ) TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD New Order
37 ( 29 ) CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal
38 ( 25 ) THE LOOK OF LOVE Madonna
39 ( NEW ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
40 ( 39 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield

41 ( 34 ) WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean featuring Lisa Fiorillo
42 ( 22 ) ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Mel (Smith) & Kim (Wilde)
43 ( 50 ) THE WISHING WELL GOSH
44 ( 40 ) THE TIDE IS TURNING Roger Waters
45 ( 47 ) IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2
46 ( 68 ) I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive
47 ( 48 ) JUST TO GET BY Babakoto
48 ( NEW ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
49 ( 23 ) EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE Simply Red
50 ( 43 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys

51 ( 38 ) I’VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE Cutting Crew
52 ( 37 ) CHILDREN SAY Level 42
53 ( NEW ) COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims
54 ( 51 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
55 ( 44 ) KID (REMIX) The Pretenders
56 ( 42 ) MY BAG Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
57 ( 66 ) JENNIFER SGE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
58 ( 53 ) CARS (E REG MODEL)/ ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
59 ( 63 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar
60 ( 56 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles

61 ( 52 ) PAID IN FULL Eric B & Rakim
62 ( 62 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS
63 ( 74 ) NEW SENSATION INXS
64 ( 59 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne
65 ( 49 ) DEVIL’S BALL Double
66 ( 58 ) PUMP UP THE VOLUME M/A/R/R/S
67 ( 65 ) HUMAN Human League
68 ( NEW ) LOVE OVERBOARD Gladys Knight & The Pips
69 ( 67 ) HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake
70 ( NEW ) SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson

71 ( 69 ) HOLIDAY The Other Ones
72 ( 72 ) LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Climie Fisher
73 ( 55 ) GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU George Harrison
74 ( NEW ) CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John
75 ( NEW ) BEHIND THE WHEEL Depeche Mode

Playlist oldies and album tracks of that week
1 SHIP OF FOOLS World Party
2 SITTING IN THE PARK Georgie Fame
3 MOVE ON Abba

17th January 1988

It’s 2 weeks on top for Eurythmics lovely Shame, and some sudden reversals for both Family Man (Fleetwood Mac up to a new peak of 2, as still-album-track Everywhere enters at 76) and Tell It To My Heart (Taylor Dayne hitting a new peak of 5). One of them will top my chart next next week. Ooh, the suspense! Terence Trent D’Arby hits 7 as he gets his girlfriend to signs her name across his heart, I’m not sure that’s a recognised medical procedure mind you, and Tiffany joins the yo-yo club too, heading back yet again into the 20 with I Think We’re Alone Now.

Billy Idol’s early 80’s Hot In The City also is in the 20, and highest new entry is a reactivated Barry White lush oldie, Never Never Gonna Give You Up, which had charted for me in 1974 before Bazza really had caught on much, but now is deservedly back at a respectable 15. Father Figure leaps into the 20, making it 3 in a row from Faith for George Michael, Climie Fisher make it 2 top 20’s in a row, and the ‘Nana’s 3 in a row.

Dollar rocket Erasure’s O L’Amour into the 30, at 22 from 59, and Lloyd Cole makes it 2 top 30’s in a row as Jennifer She Said joins My Bag in doing so. INXS create a New Sensation with a Kick into the 40 for the 2nd track, Elton is blowing his own Candle, the live version on the verge of outdoing the original at 38, and U2 make it another Joshua Tree top 40. Newies this week: Elvis is back with oldie Stuck On You, one of his big hits that had never charted for me, at 44, Eddy Grant returns with his last big hit, the jolly anti-apartheid Gimme Hope Jo’Anna, and a career of 20 years since The Equals were Baby Come Back-ing.

The Beatmasters drag in The Cookie Crew for some more House dancing, there was a lot of it about, Bros debut a bit late with When Will I Be Famous – answers on a postcard not needed, as the correct response was “any day now” – and Sinitta, rides her GTO. I assume she had to sell it as she ended up Hitchin’ A Ride some time later. The Screaming Blue Messiah’s pop in with I Wanna Be A Flintstone – rather sadly never used in the big 90’s movie version of the great 60’s animated sitcom – and I have to say at one time as a boy (around the time I had a Flintstones Annual for Christmas) I probably did wanna be a Flintstone, but not Fred, he was too loud. Probably Pebbles or Dino.

Stevie Wonder was well into his “minor chart entry” phase by 1988, resolutely flagging his intentions for the next 30 years, Basia had abandoned Matt Bianco for a solo career that never took off, despite her Promises, Black get a 3rd chart entry, and it’s Paradise, Wendy & Lisa return with a Sideshow, and The Beat return at 75. I mean, Fine Young Cannibals return. Doh! I mean Dave and Andy from both bands return with a quirky dance instrumental, mostly.

1 ( 1 ) SHAME Eurythmics
2 ( 9 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
3 ( 5 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
4 ( 3 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
5 ( 11 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
6 ( 2 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
7 ( 14 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
8 ( 8 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
9 ( 10 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle
10 ( 4 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher

11 ( 7 ) JINGO Jellybean
12 ( 6 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
13 ( 27 ) I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
14 ( 15 ) IDEAL WORLD The Christians
15 ( 23 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
16 ( 25 ) RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher
17 ( NEW ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
18 ( 39 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
19 ( 24 ) I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama
20 ( 12 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield

21 ( 13 ) FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
22 ( 59 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar
23 ( 16 ) LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers
24 ( 34 ) ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT The Stranglers
25 ( 18 ) LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet
26 ( 22 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
27 ( 20 ) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole
28 ( 57 ) JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
29 ( 17 ) THERE’S THE GIRL Heart
30 ( 26 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees

31 ( 29 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
32 ( 53 ) COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims
33 ( 19 ) TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz
34 ( 48 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
35 ( 43 ) THE WISHING WELL GOSH
36 ( 33 ) BAD Michael Jackson
37 ( 62 ) NEW SENSATION INXS
38 ( 74 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John
39 ( 45 ) IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2
40 ( 40 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield

41 ( 21 ) ESP The Bee Gees
42 ( 30 ) LET ME BE THE ONE/ (REMIX) Expose
43 ( 47 ) JUST TO GET BY Babakoto
44 ( NEW ) STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley
45 ( 28 ) ANGEL EYES Wet Wet Wet
46 ( NEW ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
47 ( 37 ) CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal
48 ( 75 ) BEHIND THE WHEEL Depeche Mode
49 ( NEW ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
50 ( 44 ) THE TIDE IS TURNING Roger Waters

51 ( 36 ) TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD New Order
52 ( 38 ) THE LOOK OF LOVE Madonna
53 ( 50 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
54 ( 54 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
55 ( 41 ) WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean featuring Lisa Fiorillo
56 ( 32 ) PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman
57 ( NEW ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
58 ( 31 ) TUNNEL OF LOVE Bruce Springsteen
59 ( 55 ) KID (REMIX) The Pretenders
60 ( 58 ) CARS (E REG MODEL)/ ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC Gary Numan & Tubeway Army

61 ( NEW ) GTO Sinitta
62 ( 60 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
63 ( NEW ) I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs
64 ( 63 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne
65 ( 68 ) LOVE OVERBOARD Gladys Knight & The Pips
66 ( NEW ) YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder
67 ( 56 ) MY BAG Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
68 ( NEW ) PROMISES Basia
69 ( 67 ) HUMAN Human League
70 ( 70 ) SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson

71 ( 62 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS
72 ( NEW ) PARADISE Black
73 ( NEW ) SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa
74 ( 69 ) HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake
75 ( NEW ) TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet
76 ( NEW ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac

Playlist oldies of the week
1 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
2 CHIQUITITA Abba
3 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Billy Joel

24th Jan 1988

It’s back on top for a 3rd week for The Beatles fab 1967 Hello Goodbye – I’m not sure why, maybe Magical Mystery Tour had a 20th anniversary showing on TV or summat – leaving The Mac stranded at 2 and Terence Trent D’Arby reaching a new peak of 3. Tiffany finally reaches the top 10 after 2 or 3 months of trying, at 6, and Climie Fisher make it 2 top 10’s in a row as they rise to the occasion. New act Bros make a giant leap asking when will they be famous, up to 19, just ahead of a Presley oldie I’d never noticed much but out on reissue instead of hidden amongst a grouping of better singles.

Jermaine Stewart gets another decent-sized chart hit, say it again? In at 26 2 years since he didn’t take his clothes off. Debbie Gibson leaps into the 40, shaking my love, apparently, Eddy Grant gets his first top 40 in 4 or 5 years (with new stuff), and George Harrison follows-up his big ol’ cover with a big ol’ Beatles-sounding Fabs-tribute, Jeff Lynne setting the stage for his work on the Beatles 1995 Anthology-inspired “new” tracks. When We Were Fab in at 38. T’Pau get a 3rd, Donna Summer extends to 12 years with a track I don’t recall, and The Bangles cover Simon & Garfunkel 3 years after they started off with a cover of Katrina & The Waves Going Down To Liverpool.

All About Eve also follow-up, Godley & Creme return with a hit extension as an act to 10 years give or take, or 16 years as 10C.C., or 18 years as Hotlegs. Take Your Pick. Jethro Tull also return, 19 years since I was big on Living In The Past, their finest moment by quite some distance. It’s not even close. Said she was a dancer, presumably around a maypole with a minstrel fluting away.

1 ( 4 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
2 ( 2 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
3 ( 7 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
4 ( 1 ) SHAME Eurythmics
5 ( 5 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
6 ( 13 ) I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
7 ( 9 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle
8 ( 3 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
9 ( 16 ) RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher
10 ( 6 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys

11 ( 8 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
12 ( 18 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael
13 ( 19 ) I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama
14 ( 15 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
15 ( 10 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
16 ( 22 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar
17 ( 12 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
18 ( 11 ) JINGO Jellybean
19 ( 57 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
20 ( 44 ) STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley

21 ( 14 ) IDEAL WORLD The Christians
22 ( 34 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
23 ( 32 ) COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims
24 ( 24 ) ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT The Stranglers
25 ( 28 ) JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
26 ( NEW ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
27 ( 20 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
28 ( 37 ) NEW SENSATION INXS
29 ( 49 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
30 ( 38 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John

31 ( 31 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
32 ( 30 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
33 ( 26 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
34 ( 21 ) FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
35 ( 23 ) LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers
36 ( 70 ) SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson
37 ( 46 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
38 ( NEW ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
39 ( 36 ) BAD Michael Jackson
40 ( 27 ) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole

41 ( 25 ) LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet
42 ( 40 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
43 ( 75 ) TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet
44 ( 17 ) NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White
45 ( 72 ) PARADISE Black
46 ( 35 ) THE WISHING WELL GOSH
47 ( 48 ) BEHIND THE WHEEL Depeche Mode
48 ( 41 ) ESP The Bee Gees
49 ( NEW ) VALENTINE T’Pau
50 ( 42 ) LET ME BE THE ONE/ (REMIX) Expose

51 ( 29 ) THERE’S THE GIRL Heart
52 ( 73 ) SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa
53 ( 47 ) CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal
54 ( 63 ) I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs
55 ( 54 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
56 ( 53 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
57 ( 65 ) LOVE OVERBOARD Gladys Knight & The Pips
58 ( 33 ) TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz
59 ( 68 ) PROMISES Basia
60 ( NEW ) ALL SYSTEMS GO Donna Summer

61 ( 59 ) KID (REMIX) The Pretenders
62 ( 60 ) CARS (E REG MODEL)/ ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
63 ( 62 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
64 ( 39 ) IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2
65 ( 64 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne
66 ( 66 ) YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder
67 ( 55 ) WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean featuring Lisa Fiorillo
68 ( NEW ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles
69 ( 69 ) HUMAN Human League
70 ( 74 ) HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake

71 ( NEW ) WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve
72 ( 67 ) MY BAG Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
73 ( 71 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS
74 ( NEW ) A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN Godley & Creme
75 ( NEW ) SAID SHE WAS A DANCER Jethro Tull
76 ( 76 ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac

Playlist faves of that week
1 THE STRAIGHT LIFE Glen Campbell
2 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
3 LOVE IS HERE AND NOW YOU’RE GONE The Supremes

 

 

31st January 1988

It’s a first week on top for the fab Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dayne on full-dance-diva mode, just holding off Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror, written by Siedah Garrett and I’d always assumed she got to duet with him on t’other Bad ballad by virtue of gifting this one, which was huge in the USA but not the UK. Following his death, of course it was the big posthumous seller of all his back-catalogue, rightly so as one of the best tracks on the album. Beatmasters & The Cookie Crew bring some House into my top 5, and Bros bring some boyband pop into the top 10 – not their last top 10, but very much their best record. Billy Idol makes it a 7th top 10 or so with the belatedly big Hot In The City, and Dollar get their first top 10 since 1985, and their 8th, O L’Amour going where Erasure failed to go.

Jermaine Stewart gets his 2nd top 20, and another House track enters at 14 for Jack’Chill, I must have felt like dancing this week! Bourgeois Tagg enter at 32 with the nice I Don’t Mind At All, and oh hang on, future superstar alert as teenage Aussie soap star Kylie Minogue debuts at 45, and I think most of us wouldn’t have predicted over 30 years of chart success – SHE should be so lucky, starting with this catchy but disposable bit of SAW pop fluff. Eric Carmen is back after quite a long gap, 11 years or so, and some 13 years since he took The Raspberries into my charts, and solo with All By Myself. It’s due to Dirty Dancing of course, the movie not the hobby.

Johnny Clegg is back again, 5 years on from Scatterlings Of Africa, Feargal Sharkey is still singing rather than A&R’ing as he makes it a decade of chart entries, Luther Vandross is also back with Give Me The Reason, Mental As Anything get a 3rd song into my list, and Sharpe & Numan keep the partnership going 3 years on from the fab debut hit Change Your Mind. Michael Jackson is also back again, like Man In The Mirror having charted in the lower reaches as an album playlist track in 1987 for a few weeks (I’ve retroactively added those in as chart bonafide tracks because I banned album tracks in those days when they would clearly have been at least at number 75 and most-likely way higher, for much longer, had I allowed them.


1 ( 5 ) TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne
2 ( NEW ) MAN IN THE MIRROR Michael Jackson
3 ( 3 ) SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby
4 ( 1 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
5 ( 29 ) ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew
6 ( 19 ) WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros
7 ( 4 ) SHAME Eurythmics
8 ( 2 ) FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac
9 ( 14 ) HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol
10 ( 16 ) O L’AMOUR Dollar

11 ( 6 ) I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany
12 ( 26 ) SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart
13 ( 11 ) HOUSE ARREST Krush
14 ( NEW ) THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill
15 ( 10 ) ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys
16 ( 9 ) RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher
17 ( 7 ) HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle
18 ( 15 ) I FOUND SOMEONE Cher
19 ( 22 ) MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor
20 ( 23 ) COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims

21 ( 17 ) THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson
22 ( 43 ) TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet
23 ( 8 ) YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers
24 ( 13 ) I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama
25 ( 36 ) SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson
26 ( 18 ) JINGO Jellybean
27 ( 30 ) CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John
28 ( 37 ) GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant
29 ( 38 ) WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison
30 ( 12 ) FATHER FIGURE George Michael

31 ( 21 ) IDEAL WORLD The Christians
32 ( NEW ) I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag
33 ( 31 ) SUGAR SUGAR (CANDYFLOSS MIX)/(ORIGINAL VERSION) The Archies
34 ( 54 ) I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs
35 ( 32 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
36 ( 27 ) I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield
37 ( 49 ) VALENTINE T’Pau
38 ( 33 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
39 ( 25 ) JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
40 ( 45 ) PARADISE Black

41 ( 39 ) BAD Michael Jackson
42 ( 42 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield
43 ( 20 ) STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley
44 ( 34 ) FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
45 ( 52 ) SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa
46 ( NEW ) I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue
47 ( 35 ) LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers
48 ( 71 ) WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve
49 ( 40 ) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole
50 ( 60 ) ALL SYSTEMS GO Donna Summer

51 ( 41 ) LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet
52 ( 59 ) PROMISES Basia
53 ( 24 ) ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT The Stranglers
54 ( NEW ) HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen
55 ( 55 ) FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone
56 ( 50 ) LET ME BE THE ONE/ (REMIX) Expose
57 ( 68 ) HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles
58 ( 56 ) RENT Pet Shop Boys
59 ( 48 ) ESP The Bee Gees
60 ( NEW ) ASIMBONANGA Johnny Clegg & Savuka

61 ( 28 ) NEW SENSATION INXS
62 ( 53 ) CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal
63 ( NEW ) ARE YOU SURE So
64 ( NEW ) MORE LOVE Feargal Sharkey
65 ( 63 ) ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles
66 ( NEW ) GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross
67 ( 65 ) LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osbourne
68 ( 74 ) A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN Godley & Creme
69 ( 62 ) CARS (E REG MODEL)/ ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
70 ( NEW ) INSIDE OUT The Mighty Lemon Drops

71 ( 69 ) HUMAN Human League
72 ( NEW ) HE’S JUST NO GOOD FOR YOU Mental As Anything
73 ( 73 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS
74 ( NEW ) NO MORE LIES Sharpe & Numan
75 ( 70 ) HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake
76 ( NEW ) ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson
77 ( 76 ) EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac

FAVE OLDIES/ALBUM TRACKS OF THE WEEK
1 ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson
2 EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac
3 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was)

1988 Month By Month weekly charts aka Wot I Liked Then

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Quite a few pop classics you may recognise, lots of oldies, and a few obscuries

JANUARY 1988

3rd Jan

ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 1 2 6 10 15
SHAME Eurythmics 2 1 1 4 7
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 3 3 4 1 4
I FOUND SOMEONE Cher 4 4 10 15 18
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield 5 12 20 27 36
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 6 6 12 17 21
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues/ Kirsty Maccoll 7 13 21 34 44
TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 8 11 5 5 1
FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac 9 9 2 2 8
ESP The Bee Gees 10 21 41 48 59

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole 11 20 27 40 49
JINGO Jellybean 12 7 11 18 26
LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers 13 16 23 35 47
HOUSE ARREST Krush 14 8 8 11 13
LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet 15 18 25 41 51
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle 16 10 9 7 17
LET ME BE THE ONE Expose 17 30 42 50 56
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 18 22 26 33 38
IDEAL WORLD The Christians 19 15 14 21 31
TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz 20 19 33 58

YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 21 26 30 32 35
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Mel (Smith) & Kim (Wilde) 22 42
EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE Simply Red 23 49
THERE’S THE GIRL Heart 24 17 29 51
THE LOOK OF LOVE Madonna 25 38 52
TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD New Order 26 36 51
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 27 29 31 31 33
BAD Michael Jackson 28 33 36 39 41
CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal 29 37 47 53 62
RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher 30 25 16 9 16

TUNNEL OF LOVE Bruce Springsteen 31 31 58
I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama 32 24 19 13 24
ANGEL EYES Wet Wet Wet 33 28 45
WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean/ Elisa Fiorello 34 41 55 67
TIGHTEN UP Wally Jump Junior & The Criminal Element 35 35
PACKJAMMED WITH THE PARTY POSSE Stock, Aitken & Waterman 36 32 56
CHILDREN SAY Level 42 37 52
I’VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE Cutting Crew 38 51
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 39 40 40 42 42
THE TIDE IS TURNING Roger Waters 40 44 50

I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany 41 27 13 6 11
MY BAG Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 42 56 67 72
RENT Pet Shop Boys 43 50 53 56 58
KID (REMIX) The Pretenders 44 55 59 61
ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT The Stranglers 45 34 24 24 53
THE ONE I LOVE REM 46
IN GOD’S COUNTRY U2 47 45 39 64
JUST TO GET BY Babakoto 48 47 43
DEVIL’S BALL Double 49 64
THE WISHING WELL GOSH 50 43 35 46

FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 51 54 54 55 55
PAID IN FULL Eric B & Rakim 52 61
CARS/ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC Gary Numan 53 58 60 62 69
HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol 54 23 15 14 9
GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU George Harrison 55 73
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles 56 60 62 63 65
I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN Prince 57
PUMP UP THE VOLUME M/A/R/R/S 58 65
LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick/ Jeffrey Osbourne 59 63 64 65 67
MONY MONY (HUNG LIKE A PONY REMIX) Billy Idol 60

ONCE UPON A LONG AGO Paul McCartney 61
NEED YOU TONIGHT INXS 62 62 71 73 73
O L’AMOUR Dollar 63 59 22 16 10
CHINA IN YOUR HAND T’Pau 64
HUMAN The Human League 65 67 69 69 71
JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 66 57 28 25 39
HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake 67 69 74 70 75
I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive 68 46
HOLIDAY The Other Ones 69 71
(IVE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 70

WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Rick Astley 71
LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING Climie Fisher 72 72
LAST NIGHT I DREAMT SOMEBODY LOVED ME The Smiths 73
NEW SENSATION INXS 74 62 37 28 61
ROCK AND ROLL PART 3 Gary Glitter 75

10th Jan

YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 5 3 8 23
SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby 14 7 3 3
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 39 18 12 30
MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor 48 34 22 19
COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims 53 32 23 20
LOVE OVERBOARD Gladys Knight & The Pips 68 65 57
SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson 70 70 36 25
CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John 74 38 30 27
BEHIND THE WHEEL Depeche Mode 75 48 47

17th Jan

NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP Barry White 17 44
STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley 44 20 43
GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant 46 37 28
ROK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew 49 29 5
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 57 19 6
GTO Sinitta 61
I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs 63 54 34
YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder 66 66
PROMISES Basia 68 59 52
PARADISE Black 72 45 40
SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa 73 52 45
TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet 75 43 22

24th Jan

SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 26 12
WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison 38 29
VALENTINE T’Pau 49 37
ALL SYSTEMS GO Donna Summer 60 50
HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles 68 57
WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve 71 48
A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN Godley & Creme 74 68
SAID SHE WAS A DANCER Jethro Tull 75

31st Jan

MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 2
THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill 14
I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag 32
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 46
HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen 54

ASIMBONANGA Johnny Clegg & Savuka 60
ARE YOU SURE So 63
MORE LOVE Feargal Sharkey 64
GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross 66
INSIDE OUT The Mighty Lemon Drops 70
HE’S JUST NO GOOD FOR YOU Mental As Anything 72
NO MORE LIES Sharpe & Numan 74

FEBRUARY 1988 – in the last week of the month, the pop scene really started moving…

7th FEB

TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 1 2 2 9
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 2 1 1 10
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 3 4 7 14
SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was) 4 3 3 11
ROCK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew 5 7 12 24
THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill 6 6 14 21
HOT IN THE CITY Billy Idol 7 11 21 47
SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby 8 12 23 46
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 9 13 19 31
CRAZY Icehouse 10 5 4 6

O L’AMOUR Dollar 11 22 51
SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 12 8 5 7
SHAME Eurythmics 13 19 26 39
HOUSE ARREST Krush 14 18 27 44
FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac 15 27 44 64
I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag 16 10 9 22
TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND 2 Men, A Drum Machine & A Trumpet 17 17 31 66
COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims 18 28 54
MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor 19 15 10 28
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 20 23 30 34

HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle 21 31 58
GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant 22 16 11 16
RISE TO THE OCCASION Climie Fisher 23 44
I FOUND SOMEONE Cher 24 37 50 72
WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison 25 20 16 12
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 26 30 37 41
CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) Elton John 27 25 64
SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson 28 45 65
THE LAST TIME Agnetha Faltskog 29 9 20 54
I WANNA BE A FLINTSTONE The Screaming Blue Messiahs 30 21 47

I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 31 14 8 23
I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany 32 52
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 33 47 55 50
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 34 34 36 36
VALENTINE T’Pau 35 35 33
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 36 41 41 42
I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama 37 54
GET OUTTA MY DREAMS GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean 38 29 28 57
WILD HEARTED WOMAN All About Eve 39 70
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 40 42 42 43

JINGO Jellybean 41 56
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 42 33 34 35
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield 43 39 46 53
BAD Michael Jackson 44 48 53 56
SIDESHOW Wendy & Lisa 45
STUCK ON YOU Elvis Presley 46 61
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 47 36 44 49
IDEAL WORLD The Christians 48 62
HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles 49 49 39 32
YOU WILL KNOW Stevie Wonder 50 55 40

FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK The Pogues/ Kirsty Maccoll 51 64
853-5937 Squeeze 52 50 72
HUNGRY EYES Eric Carmen 53 46 35
LETTER FROM AMERICA The Proclaimers 54
JENNIFER SHE SAID Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 55
MORE LOVE Feargal Sharkey 56
ASIMBONANGA Johnny Clegg & Savuka 57
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 58 58 59 62
GIVE ME THE REASON Luther Vandross 59 40 60
RENT Pet Shop Boys 60 60 62 67

PARADISE Black 61
LOVE LETTERS Alison Moyet 62 75
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole 63
DREAMING OMD 64 38 61
ALL SYSTEMS GO Donna Summer 65
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles 66 67 68 71
WE CARE A LOT Faith No More 67 59 38 59
LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick/ Jeffrey Osbourne 68 69 70
LET ME BE THE ONE Expose 69
NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal 70 63 29 26

NO MORE LIES Sharpe & Numan 71
HUMAN The Human League 72 73 74 73
KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry 73 68 67 65
HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera 74 65 52 40
I SEE RED The Silencers 75

14th FEB

NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP (REMIX) Barry White 24 69
C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran 26 24 19
HEAVEN KNOWS Robert Plant 32 32 70
LET’S GET BRUTAL Nitro Deluxe 43 25
CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees 51 48 37
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 53 22 13
DIGNITY Deacon Blue 57 56 51
TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission 66 43 33
DON’T SHED A TEAR Paul Carrack 71 63
HOW CAN I FORGET YOU Elisa Fiorello 72
HOT HOT HOT The Cure 74 66 63

21st FEB

DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population 6 2
BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass 13 8
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin 15 5
MY GENERATION The Who 17 15
I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger 18 4
TWO HEARTS Cliff Richard 45 38
NEVER Heart 57 55
AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting 71 52
I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle 73 17
SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER Richard Marx 75

28th FEB

LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 1
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 3
HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz 18
SUEDEHEAD Morrissey 20
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 25
DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy 27
CRASH The Primitives 29
LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville 30
LIVE MY LIFE Boy George 45
RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40 48
I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 58
SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure 60
GOODGROOVE Derek B 61
TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley 68
CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout 69
CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp 74
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE Echo & The Bunnymen 75

MARCH, 25 years ago, Pet Shop Boys rule my roost. Plus ca change…etc

MAR 6th 1988

LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 1 7 15 16
THESE DREAMS/ NEVER Heart 2 6 10 10
I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger 3 3 7 7
DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population 4 4 8 15
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 5 12 9 4
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 6 1 3 3
BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass 7 2 4 9
I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle 8 10 16 19
TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 9 15 19 26
LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville 10 5 5 11

SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 11 19 27 37
HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz 12 8 12 18
CRAZY Icehouse 13 13 21 31
MY GENERATION The Who 14 24 51
SUEDEHEAD Morrissey 15 17 35 58
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 16 9 11 12
DOMINION Sisters Of Mercy 17 16 26 56
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin 18 27 42 54
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 19 20 23 28
SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was) 20 25 40 50

I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 21 11 6 5
CRASH The Primitives 22 14 14 30
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 23 23 31 45
HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera 24 18 22 33
CRAZY FOR YOUR LOVE The Bee Gees 25 33 64
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 26 37 49 61
WHEN WE WAS FAB George Harrison 27 39 53
C’MON EVERYBODY Eddie Cochran 28 48
GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant 29 29 45
HAZY SHADE OF WINTER The Bangles 30 49

THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘n’ Chill 31 41 55 70
I DON’T MIND AT ALL Bourgeois Tag 32 43 61
RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40 33 22 20 22
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 34 31 33 34
ROCK DA HOUSE Beatmasters/ Cookie Crew 35 44 58 73
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 36 32 32 32
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 37 35 38 41
I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive 38 26 25 47
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 39 42 43 43
LIVE MY LIFE Boy George 40 54 54

NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Cherrelle/ Alexander O’Neal 41 65
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 42 36 39 42
DIGNITY Deacon Blue 43 51
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 44 45 46 46
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 45 47 47 48
GOODGROOVE Derek B 46 46
AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK Sting 47
SHAME Eurythmics 48 55 62 64
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 49 52 2 2
TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley 50 40 37 36

SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure 51 34 30 25
TOWER OF STRENGTH The Mission 52
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 53 56 57 57
MANDINKA Sinead O’Connor 54
KISS AND TELL Bryan Ferry 55
CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout 56 53 50 44
HOUSE ARREST Krush 57 68
BAD Michael Jackson 58 59 60 60
SIGN YOUR NAME Terence Trent D’Arby 59 60 66
HOT HOT HOT The Cure 60

DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad 61 21 13 8
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 62 62 63 63
TWO HEARTS Cliff Richard 63
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU Dusty Springfield 64 71
JUST LIKE PARADISE David Lee Roth 65 50 41 68
MAKE MY HEART FLY The Proclaimers 66 63
RENT Pet Shop Boys 67 67 67 67
RIDE LIKE THE WIND Saxon 68 61 56
CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp 69
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE Echo & The Bunnymen 70 57

FAMILY MAN Fleetwood Mac 71 64
I FOUND SOMEONE Cher 72 72
HUMAN The Human League 73 70 70 71
DEVIL INSIDE INXS 74 28 24 24
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles 75 75

13th MARCH new entries

I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B & Rakim 30 18 21
I PRONOUNCE YOU Madness 38 34 29
THE PERFECT DAY Fischer Z 58
I WANT HER Keith Sweat 66 48 40
PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell 69 29 17
I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash 73 28 20
SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER Richard Marx 74

20th MARCH new entries

HEART Pet Shop Boys 1 1
ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson 17 13
CROSS MY BROKEN HEART Sinitta 36 27
DREAMING Glen Goldsmith 44 23
STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha 52 14
BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) Simon Harris 59 38
DROP THE BOY Bros 65 51
JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei 68 55
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 69 69
GIRLFRIEND Pebbles 71 52
PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 72 53
PLANET GIRL Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction 73
COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany 74 59
TEMPTATION Wet Wet Wet 75 49

27th MARCH new entries

LADY MADONNA The Beatles 6
I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 35
AIN’T COMPLAININ’ Status Quo 39
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 62
GENE AND JIM ARE INTO SHAKES Gene and Jim 65
NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Engelbert Humperdinck 66
PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole 72
MR BOJANGLES Nina Simone 74
CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS Iron Maiden 75

APRIL 1988 and Pet Shop Boys do a 1-2 (Eighth Wonder being a PSB record more or less), while reactivated Mac peaked at 2 too. The charts were quite volatile actually lots of movement as I scoured all the local record shops for out of chart bargains and new release bargains

3rd APRIL

HEART Pet Shop Boys 1 1 1 4
I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 2 5 11 22
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 3 2 3 5
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 4 9 15 21
FATHER FIGURE George Michael 5 12 22 48
LADY MADONNA The Beatles 6 14 23 33
DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad 7 8 21 40
STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha 8 7 14 25
ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson 9 11 28 59
PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell 10 6 8 14

THESE DREAMS/ NEVER Heart 11 13 20 28
LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 12 17 18 24
I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger 13 21 36 72
DREAMING Glen Goldsmith 14 10 10 18
CROSS MY BROKEN HEART Sinitta 15 15 48
BEAT DIS Bomb The Bass 16 26 43 67
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 17 24 35 47
LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS Taja Seville 18 30 50
DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut/ Yazz & The Plastic Population 19 27 42 68
I FOUGHT THE LAW The Clash 20 42

I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle 21 34 55
RECKLESS Afrika Bambaata/ UB40 22 51
HEART OF GOLD Johnny Hates Jazz 23 35 57
I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 24 18 9 8
I WANT HER Keith Sweat 25 54
TEMPTATION Wet Wet Wet 26 25 62
GIRLFRIEND Pebbles 27 16 13 9
AIN’T COMPLAININ’ Status Quo 28 28 61
TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne 29 40 46 61
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 30 37 38 42

JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei 31 31 26 34
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 32 33 34 35
DEVIL INSIDE INXS 33 63
BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) Simon Harris 34 68
I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B & Rakim 35 61
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 36 23 12 6
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 37 38 40 41
WALK IN THE NIGHT Paul Hardcastle 38 59
CRAZY Icehouse 39 56
I NEED A MAN Eurythmics 40 20 16 29

WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 41 44 47 50
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 42 43 47 45
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 43 47 53 62
PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole 44 32 19 10
CRASH The Primitives 45
HOW MEN ARE Aztec Camera 46
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 47 50 51 51
DROP THE BOY Bros 48
THEME FROM BATMAN Neil Hefti 49 45 39
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 50 53 56 57

PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 51 39 24 20
SHIP OF FOOLS Erasure 52
I PRONOUNCE YOU Madness 53
GET LUCKY Jermaine Stewart 54 19 17 16
SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart 55 72
COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany 56 36 33 26
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 57 58 58 58
TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley 58
PRIVATE PARTY Wally Jump Junior 59 66
BAD Michael Jackson 60 62 64 66

SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was) 61
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY Berlin 62
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY Sly & The Family Stone 63
SHAME Eurythmics 64 65 68
MARY’S PRAYER Danny Wilson 65 41 30 12
WE ALL SLEEP ALONE Cher 66 29 25 17
CARS AND GIRLS Prefab Sprout 67
RENT Pet Shop Boys 68 69 72
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 69 46 41
LOVE DON’T GIVE NO REASON Smokey Robinson 70

HUMAN The Human League 71
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue 72
WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS Bros 73
SWEET LIES Robert Palmer 74
WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean 75 48 31 15

10th APRIL new entries

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Louis Armstrong 3 5 13
WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 4 4 11
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 22 6 3
LET’S ALL CHANT Pat and Mick 49 29 23
SIDEWALKING Jesus And Mary Chain 52 52
I’M NIN ALU Ofra Haza 55 45 7
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 57 7 1
BORN AGAIN The Christians 60 32 32
SEASONS CHANGE Expose 67 70
SEX TALK (LIVE) T’Pau 70 63
TELL THAT GIRL TO SHUT UP Transvision Vamp 71 66
ANGEL Aerosmith 73 60 43
FROM THE HIP Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 74 37 30
ARMAGEDDIN’ IT Def Leppard 75 59 36

17th APRIL new entries

I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 2 2
DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER The Kane Gang 27 27
CHECK IT OUT John Cougar Mellencamp 49
10,000 ANGELS Godley And Creme 54 19
LOVE IS STRONGER THAN PRIDE Sade 67
NITE AND DAY Al B! Sure 69 31
BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil 71 44
FAMILY MAN Roachford 73 55
EVERY ANGEL All About Eve 74 39
THE COLOURS Men They Couldn’t Hang 75 49

24th APRIL new entries

BLUE MONDAY (REMIX) New Order 37
CARELESS LOVE Swimming With Sharks 38
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 46
A LOVE SUPREME Will Downing 52
CALYPSO CRAZY Billy Ocean 53
ALPHABET STREET Prince 54
SOMETHIN’ ELSE Eddie Cochran 56
WHEN WILL YOU MAKE MY TELEPHONE RING Deacon Blue 60

CHANGES Alan Price 63
KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Prefab Sprout 64
DIVINE EMOTIONS Narada 69
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 70
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 71
I STILL LOVE YA Judy Cheeks 73
PAYBACK MIX James Brown 74
IS THIS THE LIFE The Cardiacs 75

MAY 1988

Nobody dominating this month, though Prince & George Michael sharing the limelight with S-Express..

MAY 1st Chart

THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 1 3 7 11 15
I’M NIN ALU Ofra Haza 2 2 3 7 14
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 3 1 2 2 1
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 4 4 4 8 16
HEART Pet Shop Boys 5 7 12 15 22
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 6 6 14 17 24
I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 7 9 15 26 39
WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean 8 5 11 19 31
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 9 11 20 25 33
MARY’S PRAYER Danny Wilson 10 12 21 31 51

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Louis Armstrong 11 21 23 32 42
GIRLFRIEND Pebbles 12 22 36 56
BLUE MONDAY (’88 REMIX) New Order 13 13 6 6 8
PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell 14 26 27 41 65
PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole 15 28 31 44
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 16 15 9 3 3
NITE AND DAY Al B. Sure 17 24 41
DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER The Kane Gang 18 17 28 54
GET LUCKY Jermaine Stewart 19 30 57
LET’S ALL CHANT Pat and Mick 20 18 22 43

WE ALL SLEEP ALONE/ REMIX Cher 21 45 45 14 10
BORN AGAIN The Christians 22 20 24 30 64
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 23 14 8 21 44
WHEN THE LOVE IS GOOD Big Trouble 24 33 63 75
FROM THE HIP Lloyd Cole & The Commotions 25 31 59
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 26 19 17 9 7
DIVINE EMOTIONS Narada 27 10 5 4 5
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 28 34 42 42 48
LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher 29 40 52 61 68
ARMAGEDDIN’ IT Def Leppard 30 65

DREAMING Glen Goldsmith 31 54 73
10,000 ANGELS Godley And Creme 32 58
CARELESS LOVE Swimming With Sharks 33 27 32 46
KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Prefab Sprout 34 25 16 13 17
ALPHABET STREET Prince 35 8 1 1 2
A LOVE SUPREME Will Downing 36 23 18 24 55
I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder 37 52 70
BEDS ARE BURNING Midnight Oil 38 44 48
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 39 38 38 39 40
THESE DREAMS/ NEVER Heart 40 49 56 64 73

CALYPSO CRAZY Billy Ocean 41 41 34 34
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 42 43 44 45 46
LADY MADONNA The Beatles 43 48 54 57 61
PROVE YOUR LOVE Taylor Dayne 44
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 45 46 46 48 49
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 46 50 50 52 54
EVERY ANGEL All About Eve 47
WALK AWAY Joyce Sims 48 36 61
THE COLOURS Men They Couldn’t Hang 49
STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha 50 61

LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 51 51 51 51 52
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 52 53 53 47 47
WHEN WILL YOU MAKE MY TELEPHONE RING Deacon Blue 53 62
SOMETHIN’ ELSE Eddie Cochran 54 63
THE PAYBACK MIX James Brown 55 55
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME The Housemartins 56 42
COULD’VE BEEN Tiffany 57
I NEED A MAN Eurythmics 58
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 59 60 62 63 63
CHANGES Alan Price 60

FATHER FIGURE George Michael 61 69
YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ The Righteous Brothers 62 64 67 69
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim 63
I CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan/ Miami Sound Machine 64 16 10 10 13
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY/EVERYDAY PEOPLE Sly & The Family Stone 65 66 66 67 69
BAD Michael Jackson 66 67 68 68 67
WHAT ABOUT LOVE Heart 67 32 13 5 6
ANGEL Aerosmith 68 out 33 62
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 69 71 71 71 71
OUT COME THE FREAKS (REMIX) Was (Not Was) 70 47 40

DON’T TURN AROUND Aswad 71
ELECTRIC BLUE Icehouse 72 out 35 28 41
JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean/ Adele Bertei 73
OUT OF REACH The Primitives 74 57 49
OH PATTI (DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR LOVERBOY) Scritti Politti 75 39 30 20 9

8th MAY new entries

LONDON CALLING The Clash 29 19 36 59
DON’T GO Hothouse Flowers 35 25 23 23
GONE FOREVER Cry Before Dawn 37 37 59
EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES Daryl Hall & John Oates 56 43 33 25
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS/SHE’S LEAVING HOME Wet Wet Wet/ Billy Bragg 59 55 40 37
START TALKING LOVE Magnum 68 64
HEY MR HEARTACHE Kim Wilde 70 60 22 19
SHE’S LIKE THE WIND Patrick Swayze/ Wendy Fisher 72
LOADSAMONEY Harry Enfield 73 65
I GAVE IT UP (WHEN I FELL IN LOVE) Luther Vandross 74
HARMLESS PIECE OF FUN Eddy Grant 75

15th MAY new entries

OUT OF THE BLUE Debbie Gibson 26 16 11
I LIE AND I CHEAT Won Ton Ton 29 29 56
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Aswad 39 27 27
GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue 47 12 12
BAD YOUNG BROTHER Derek B 58 55
WHO GETS THE LOVE Status Quo 69 58 58
THIS IS ME Climie Fisher 72 50 35
ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS Richard Marx 74 72
DON’T CALL ME BABY Voice Of The Beehive 75 49 36

22nd MAY new entries

CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix 18 4
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 35 21
MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris 37 28
YES Merry Clayton 38 34
STOP Sam Brown 53 53
LOST IN YOU Rod Stewart 60 32
VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless 65 50
GET IT Stevie Wonder/ Michael Jackson 66 60
THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal 70 18
TIME AND TIDE Basia 73 70
NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) Samantha Fox 74 57

29th MAY

DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS The Timelords (KLF) 20
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 26
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 29
MOVIN’ 1988 Brass Construction 30
I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT Elton John 38
I STILL LOVE YOU Judy Cheeks 42
PARADISE Sade 43
LIFE ON A TOP PEOPLE’S HEALTH FARM The Style Council 45
LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Whitney Houston 66
ISN’T IT MIDNIGHT Fleetwood Mac 72
JUST PLAY MUSIC Big Audio Dynamite 74
TELL ME Nick Kamen 75

JUNE 1988…

..and Belinda Carlisle rules, just ahead of some oldies, remixes and revamps, and a sudden chart invasion of some great singles on the 12th..

JUNE 5th chart

CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 1 1 1 3
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 2 3 13 12
DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS The Timelords (KLF) 3 2 6 14
CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix 4 4 17 26
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 5 9 16 16
ALPHABET STREET Prince 6 11 19 23
DIVINE EMOTION Narada 7 15 27 40
WHAT ABOUT LOVE Heart 8 18 28 37
OH PATTI (DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR LOVERBOY) Scritti Politti 9 19 29 41
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 10 6 3 4

THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal 11 8 22 35
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 12 10 5 2
WE ALL SLEEP ALONE/ REMIX Cher 13 25 42 52
MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris 14 12 10 21
OUT OF THE BLUE Debbie Gibson 15 36 45 64
BLUE MONDAY (’88 REMIX) New Order 16 33 44 60
MOVIN’ 1988 Brass Construction 17 26 46 69
LOST IN YOU Rod Stewart 18 32 49
STOP Sam Brown 19 13 21 34
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 20 7 2 5

I CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU Gloria Estefan/ Miami Sound Machine 21 35 47 55
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 22 31 40 44
I’M NIN ALU Ofra Haza 23 41 64
GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue 24 58
GIVE A LITTLE LOVE Aswad 25 20 36 53
BROKEN LAND The Adventures 26 44 65
HEY MR HEARTACHE Kim Wilde 27 62
THIS IS ME Climie Fisher 28 65
HEART Pet Shop Boys 29 38 38 39
I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT Elton John 30 28 41 25

KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Prefab Sprout 31 61
EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES Daryl Hall & John Oates 32 53
DON’T CALL ME BABY Voice Of The Beehive 33 29 23 22
VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless 34 24 14 13
PARADISE Sade 35 23 8 6
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 36 43 48 48
LIFE ON A TOP PEOPLE’S HEALTH FARM The Style Council 37 63
BREAKFAST IN BED UB40/ Chrissie Hynde 38 22 15 9
TELL ME Nick Kamen 39 21 18 31
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 40 40 39 38

EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 41 46 53 54
DON’T GO Hothouse Flowers 42
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD Louis Armstrong 43 56 61 65
NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) Samantha Fox 44
WHO GETS THE LOVE Status Quo 45
WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean 46
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 47 49 52 51
LEADER OF THE PACK Joan Collins Fan Club (Julian Clary) 48 48 63
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 49 50 50 50
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 50 55 56 59

JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 51 54 55 57
GET IT Stevie Wonder/ Michael Jackson 52
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 53 51 51 49
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 54 57 58 58
YES Merry Clayton 55
LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Whitney Houston 56
I STILL LOVE YOU Judy Cheeks 57
PERFECT Fairground Attraction 58 64 66
I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros 59 47 32 18
ISN’T IT MIDNIGHT Fleetwood Mac 60 30 25 29

I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama 61
LADY MADONNA The Beatles 62 67 71
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 63 66 69 71
ELECTRIC BLUE Icehouse 64
THE TWIST The Fat Boys/ Chubby Checker 65 45 31 20
TIME AND TIDE Basia 66
BAD Michael Jackson 67 69 68 68
I SAW HIM STANDING THERE Tiffany 68 68 62
MARY’S PRAYER Danny Wilson 69
BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina 70 60 33 33

I’M REAL James Brown 71 34 43
FAMILY AFFAIR/RUNNIN’ AWAY/EVERYDAY PEOPLE Sly & The Family Stone 72 75 74 75
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 73 73 73 72
ANOTHER WEEKEND Five Star 74
DON’T BLAME IT ON THAT GIRL Matt Bianco 75 52 35 28

12th JUNE new entries

IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER/ CAR WASH Rose Royce 5 11 15
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 14 7 7
EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY Morrissey 16 9 11
TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) The Pasadenas 17 12 8
THERE’S MORE TO LOVE The Communards 27 20 10
FAST CAR Tracey Chapman 37 26 17
PAINTED MOON The Silencers 39 30 30
NO CLAUSE 28 Boy George 42 37 66
THIS IS LOVE George Harrison 59 34 19
TOMORROW PEOPLE Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 70 59 46
DO YOU LOVE ME The Contours 71 67
MR BACHOLER Loose Ends 72
LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION The Sisters Of Mercy 74 24 24

19th JUNE new entries

IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 4 1
I KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE The Moody Blues 54 47
I WILL BE WITH YOU T’Pau 57 27
SYMPTOMS OF TRUE LOVE Tracie Spencer 60 56
TOUGHER THAN THE REST Bruce Springsteen 70 32
THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY a-ha 72 67
BEST OF MY LOVE Dee Lewis 75

26th JUNE new entries

ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan 36
WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN The Who 42
THE DEAD HEART Midnight Oil 43
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 45
ROLL WITH IT Steve Winwood 61
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 62
NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Glen Medeiros 63
I’M SORRY Hothouse Flowers 70
ATMOSPHERE Joy Division 73
I WANT YOUR LOVE Transvision Vamp 74

JULY 1988

Several singles in and Michael Jackson was still getting number ones in my chart (4th so far) off Bad. Ditto George Michael, this Jam & Lewis remix was way better than the album version though. Kim Wilde finally got that elusive number one after a string of great pop hits dating back to 1981, and her brother Ricky (in the band and co-writer often) was having hits in my charts (but not the real ones) from 1972 to 1974 as a teenybop wannabe.

3rd July Chart

DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 1 1 2 2 2
IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 2 2 3 3 4
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 3 3 11 17 25
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 4 8 15 24 30
PARADISE Sade 5 9 16 25 41
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 6 11 19 32 46
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 7 4 1 1 3
BREAKFAST IN BED UB40/ Chrissie Hynde 8 7 13 22 40
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 9 16 27 45 67
VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless 10 18 31 57

TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) The Pasadenas 11 22 33 46 66
I WILL BE WITH YOU T’Pau 12 5 5 11 19
THERE’S MORE TO LOVE The Communards 13 13 21 36 55
THE TWIST (YO TWIST) The Fat Boys/ Chubby Checker 14 28 68
FAST CAR Tracey Chapman 15 10 22 41 73
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 16 21 25 31 36
I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros 17 15 26 56
EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY Morrissey 18 27 32 44 58
THIS IS LOVE George Harrison 19 32 47
TOUGHER THAN THE REST Bruce Springsteen 20 23 34

SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 21 29 38 47 61
IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER/ CAR WASH Rose Royce 22 36 45 63 71
THE FLAME Cheap Trick 23 6 4 8 12
DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS The Timelords (KLF) 24 40 72
I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT Elton John 25 19 29 52
PAINTED MOON The Silencers 26 31 46
ALPHABET STREET Prince 27 34 43 49 56
DON’T BLAME IT ON THAT GIRL Matt Bianco 28 25 42
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 29 44 18 15 33
MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris 30 42 69

MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean 31 26 28 54
CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix 32 48
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 33 45 24 20 15
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 34 12 10 9 6
WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN The Who 35 61
THE DEAD HEART Midnight Oil 36 55
HEART Pet Shop Boys 37 41 41 42 42
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 38 39 40 39 39
DREAMING OMD 39 51
DON’T SAY IT’S LOVE Johnny Hates Jazz 40 35 48

I WANT YOUR LOVE Transvision Vamp 41 20 7 7 11
THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal 42 64
I’M SORRY Hothouse Flowers 43 43 out 69
WHAT ABOUT LOVE Heart 44 63
FOLLOW THE LEADER Eric B & Rakim 45 38 59
DIVINE EMOTION Narada 46 59 61 68
STOP Sam Brown 47 out 17 27 50
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 48 50 51 51 52
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 49 49 50 50 51
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 50 53 58 61 63

HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 51 52 54 55 54
NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU Glen Medeiros 52 37 52 59
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express 53 60
DON’T CALL ME BABY Voice Of The Beehive 54
DROWNING IN A SEA OF LOVE The Adventures 55 46 37 53
ISN’T IT MIDNIGHT Fleetwood Mac 56
ROLL WITH IT Steve Winwood 57 54
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 58 58 62 64 64
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 59 57 57 58 59
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 60 62 67 71 72

TELL ME Nick Kamen 61
LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION The Sisters Of Mercy 62
YOU CAME Kim Wilde 63 24 14 5 1
EVERYWHERE Fleetwood Mac 64 67 71
BEATIN’ THE HEAT Jack ‘n’ Chill 65 65 out out 47
FOOLISH BEAT Debbie Gibson 66 17 6 4 7
WE ALL SLEEP ALONE/ REMIX Cher 67
BAD Michael Jackson 68 69 70 70 69
TOMORROW PEOPLE Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 69 30 20 13 24
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Taylor Dayne 70

I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT Everything But The Girl 71 47 39 35 44
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 72 72 74 74 75
EVERLASTING Natalie Cole 73 56
CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder 74 33 23 16 35
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL MIchael Jackson 75 75

10th July New Entries

NO CONVERSATION View From A Hill 14 9 21 45
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE Sydney Youngblood 66
GOD GAVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TO YOU Dennis Greaves & The Truth 68 49 26 26
ROSES ARE RED The Mac Band/ McCampbell Brothers 70 63 37 22
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE (REMIX) The Four Tops 71 out 18 5
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 73 44 30 21
IN MY DREAMS Will Downing 74

17th July New Entries

NITE AND DAY Al B. Sure! 8 14 29
MY GIRL AND ME Gangway 12 6 13
HEAT IT UP Wee Papa Girl Rappers 30 12 16
NOWHERE TO RUN Martha & The Vandellas 35 10 10
SYMPTOM OF TRUE LOVE Tracie Spencer 36 19 18
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 53 40 27
MOVE ON UP Curtis Mayfield 55 38
DO YOU LOVE ME The Contours 56 43
FIESTA The Pogues 60 33 28
GLAM SLAM Prince 64 34 34
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 65 28 9
LOVE BITES Def Leppard 66 65 62
PERFECT WORLD Huey Lewis & The News 73 67 60
SUPERFLY GUY S’Express 75 48 32

24th July New Entries

I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive 23 14
WHAT CAN I SAY TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME Alexander O’Neal 29 17
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 60 31
MAD ABOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 62 49
WHY DID YOU DO IT Groove Train 66 65
I’M TOO SCARED Steven Dante 72
FEEL THE NEED IN ME Shakin’ Stevens 73 68
ALL FIRED UP Pat Benatar 75 70

31st July New Entries

I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P. 8
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 20
HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 23
RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 37
FOREVER YOUNG Rod Stewart 38
MARTHA’S HARBOUR All About Eve 43
IT’S NATURE’S WAY (NO PROBLEM) Dollar 48
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 53
HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) Funky Worm 57
WORKING IN A GOLDMINE Aztec Camera 74

AUGUST 1988

The traditional summer drought of hot exciting new records well in evidence till the last week of the month, as it was left to ongoing album tracks and old-timers to dominate. Kim Wilde & Michael Jackson’s umpteenth Bad track topped – to be honest not one of his greatest, but I still had vivid memories of his Captain Eo 3D mini-sci-fi-epic movie from visiting Disneyland a year earlier, this track was used a basis for the movie and seemed much better in 3D! Bad news for Mory Kante, who had 3 weeks at 2 with the best record in the chart, one of the greatest pop records to come out of Africa, and one periodically remixed and recharted, but never ever made the Top 20. Boo!

7th August chart

YOU CAME Kim Wilde 1 1 1 4
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 2 4 7 11
DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 3 8 14 21
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 4 6 11 15
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 5 2 2 2
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 6 12 12 12
HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 7 3 3 5
I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P. 8 16 19 33
SUPERFLY GUY S’Express 9 5 6 13
I SAY NOTHING Voice Of The Beehive 10 25 41

IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 11 21 23 32
WHAT CAN I SAY TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME Alexander O’Neal 12 26 37 61
FOOLISH BEAT Debbie Gibson 13 23 26 34
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE (REMIX) The Four Tops 14 24 31 42
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 15 10 9 14
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 16 13 10 8
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 17 27 39 58
COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT ’88 Climax Blues Band 18 11 21 41
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 19 9 5 3
NOWHERE TO RUN Martha & The Vandellas 20 42 54

I WANT YOUR LOVE Transvision Vamp 21 33 45 66
THE FLAME Cheap Trick 22 32 44
MY GIRL AND ME Gangway 23 31 43
MARTHA’S HARBOUR All About Eve 24 15 17 31
FOREVER YOUNG Rod Stewart 25 19 18 26
RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 26 14 13 10
PUSH IT Salt ‘n’ Pepa 27 48 59
GLAM SLAM Prince 28 55
I WILL BE WITH YOU T’Pau 29 44 52
HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) Funky Worm 30 29 25 51

ROSES ARE RED The Mac Band/ McCampbell Brothers 31 20 34
SYMPTOM OF TRUE LOVE Tracie Spencer 32 53
HEAT IT UP Wee Papa Girl Rappers 33 70
BEATIN’ THE HEAT Jack ‘n’ Chill 34 65
WILD WORLD Maxi Priest 35 47 56
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 36 38 38 43
IT’S NATURE’S WAY (NO PROBLEM) Dollar 37 50
WHERE DID I GO WRONG UB40 38 34 22 17
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 39 40 40 39
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 40 45 49 55

PEEK A BOO Siouxsie & The Banshees 41 41 55
HEART Pet Shop Boys 42 43 42 44
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 43 22 8 6
BREAKFAST IN BED UB40/ Chrissie Hynde 44 60 65
MAD ABOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 45 64
NITE AND DAY Al B. Sure! 46
TOMORROW PEOPLE Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 47
FIESTA The Pogues 48
GOOD TRADITION Tanita Tikarim 49 28 20 18
GOD GAVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TO YOU Dennis Greaves & The Truth 50

WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 51 51 47 49
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 52 52 48 48
PARADISE Sade 53 67 70
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 54 54 53 54
NO CONVERSATION View From A Hill 55
ALPHABET STREET Prince 56 57 57 65
PERFECT WORLD Huey Lewis & The News 57
WORKING IN A GOLDMINE Aztec Camera 58 18 16 25
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 59 59 58 60
YOU HAVE PLACED A CHILL IN MY HEART Eurythmics 60

CROSS MY HEART Eighth Wonder 61
CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure 62
EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY Morrissey 63
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 64 61 61 62
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 65 66 66 70
I’LL BE THERE Robe 66
THE LOCOMOTION Kylie Minogue 67 63 51
BAD Michael Jackson 68 69 69 71
SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera 69
RETURN TO YESTERDAY The Lilac Time 70

THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond 71 17 15 7
JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis 72 73 73
LIKE DREAMERS DO Mica Paris/ Courtney Pine 73
ON THE BEACH ’88 Chris Rea 74 62 50 46
ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys 75 75 75

14th August new entries

EASY The Commodores 7 4 9
JUMP START Natalie Cole 30 24 20
RUNNIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD Status Quo 35 30 30
I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 36 28 28
MY LOVE Julio Iglesias/ Stevie Wonder 37 29 47
TEARDROPS Womack & Womack 39 27 16
I WON’T BLEED FOR YOU Climie Fisher 46 36 27
TOUCHY a-ha 49 35 29
LOVE AND MERCY Brian Wilson 56 32 45
DON’T BE CRUEL Bobby Brown 58 33 53
MISSED OPPORTUNITY Daryl Hall & John Oates 68 68
WHEN ITS LOVE Van Halen 71 64
OFF ON YOUR OWN (GIRL) Al B! Sure 72 72
KING OF EMOTION Big Country 74 67

21st August new entries

ELECTRA Jibaro 46 64
TEARS RUN RINGS Marc Almond 60 56
GOOD TIMES Matt Bianco 62 57
FIRST BOY IN THIS TOWN (LOVESICK) Scritti Politti 63 68
DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass 71 36
BAD TIMES Ellis, Beggs & Howard (Kajagoogoo) 74

28th August new entries

ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson 1
GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins 19
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 22
EVERY GIRL AND BOY Spagna 23
HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Eagles 24
INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops/ Smokey Robinson 35
CHILDHOOD DAYS Barry Gibb 37
CATCH MY FIRE Billy Idol 38
YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward 40
THE RACE Yello 50
RAW Spandau Ballet 52
TOWN OF PLENTY Elton John 59
MANNISH BOY Muddy Waters 63
WORLD WITHOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 67
SIGNED SEALED DELIVER’D (I’M YOURS) Ruby Turner 69
SUPERSTITIOUS Europe 72
ROOTY TOOT TOOT John Cougar Mellencamp 73
MARY MARY Run-DMC 74
STATIC James Brown 75

SEPTEMBER 1988

A Quarter of a century ago and I was getting nostalgic for the 60’s, as a beer advert rocketed the Hollies classic to the top of the Uk and my charts. Actually, I missed it in 1969 as I was living in Singapore (didnt make the radio there) so I’d only heard it as an occasional oldie. 20 years on and my first ever Number One was back in the charts on an anniversary reissue, good enough for me to chart it for the 3rd run at the top! Not the last one either….

Back in 1988 Pet Shop Boys ruled, clearly top act of that time (and since), but lots of great singles from Womack & Womack, and obscure classic flop Anchorage. I may stick it in BJSC one day:)

4th Sept chart

HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies 1 2 4 4
ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson 2 3 6 10
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 3 8 11 15
THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond 4 7 9 13
TEARDROPS Womack & Womack 5 4 3 5
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 6 12 18 22
GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins 7 6 8 14
YOU CAME Kim Wilde 8 13 16 21
HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 9 22 28 32
EVERY GIRL AND BOY Spagna 10 25 25 51

RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 11 18 22 26
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 12 15 15 11
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 13 21 31 42
WHERE DID I GO WRONG UB40 14 9 14 24
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 15 19 23 27
YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward 16 10 13 8
HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Eagles 17 43
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 18 17 12 12
ANOTHER LOVER Giant Steps 19 23 17 28
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 20 28 37 44

EASY The Commodores 21 35 41 55
SUPERFLY GUY S’Express 22 37 52
LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers 23 5 5 3
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 24 33 34 47
TEARS RUN RINGS Marc Almond 25 16 10 16
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 26 31 32 35
WORLD WITHOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 27 11 7 7
GOOD TRADITION Tanita Tikarim 28 32 33 48
TOUCHY a-ha 29 27 27 52
CATCH MY FALL Billy Idol 30 24 44 69

DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 31 39 40 40
DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass 32 36 30 43
INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops/ Smokey Robinson 33 30 29 20
I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 34 54
FOREVER YOUNG Rod Stewart 35 45 63
JUMP START Natalie Cole 36 50 66 71
CHILDHOOD DAYS Barry Gibb 37 58
THE RACE Yello 38 42
WAY BEHIND ME The Primitives 39 44 59
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 40 38 38 38

IN THE AIR TONIGHT (1988) Phil Collins 41 52
WORKING IN A GOLDMINE Aztec Camera 42 71
STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut/ Junior Reid 43 26 21 17
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 44 48 51 53
HEART Pet Shop Boys 45 47 49 50
RAW Spandau Ballet 46 53
MY LOVE Julio Iglesias/ Stevie Wonder 47
FOOLISH BEAT Debbie Gibson 48 63
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 49 46 45 45
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 50 49 46 46

SKIN DEEP Cher 51 34 19 23
THE TIME WARP Damien II 52 64
GOOD TIMES Matt Bianco 53 40 54
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE (REMIX) The Four Tops 54 68
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 55 56 57 58
MANNISH BOY Muddy Waters 56 72
TOWN OF PLENTY Elton John 57 29 26 41
FIRST BOY IN THIS TOWN (LOVESICK) Scritti Politti 58 41 56 30
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 59 59 58 59
MARILYN AND JOHN Vanessa Paradis 60

MARTHA’S HARBOUR All About Eve 61
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 62 62 62 62
CIRCLE IN THE SAND Belinda Carlisle 63 67 71
I NEED YOU B.V.S.M.P. 64
SIGNED SEALED DELIVER’D (I’M YOURS) Ruby Turner 65 65
I WON’T BLEED FOR YOU Climie Fisher 66
HEAVEN IN MY HANDS Level 42 67 66
RUNNIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD Status Quo 68
NEVER TEAR US APART INXS 69
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 70 70 70 72

SHAKE YOUR THANG (IT’S YOUR THING) Salt ‘n’ Pepa 71 60 43 57
ALPHABET STREET Prince 72 74
RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas 73 55 36 25
BAD Michael Jackson 74 75 74 75
HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER Bill Medley 75 69

11th Sept new entries

HEY JUDE The Beatles 1 1 2
DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys 14 2 1
LOVE AND MERCY Brian Wilson 20 35 61
WHY DID YOU DO IT Groove Train 51 53
ANSWERS TO NOTHING Midge Ure 57 50
YOU’RE SO VAIN (LIVE) Carly Simon 61 48
TURN AROUND AND COUNT TO 10 Dead Or Alive 73

18th Sept new entries

FAKE (’88 REMIX) Alexander O’ Neal 20 18
ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked 24 9
LEAD ME ON Amy Grant 39 31
BIG FUN Inner City/ Kevin Saunderson 42 19
THE RUMOUR Olivia Newton-John 47 33
DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin 55 6
REVOLUTION BABY Transvision Vamp 60 49
I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES) The Proclaimers 61 60
DON’T BE CRUEL Cheap Trick 64 64
LOVE TRUTH AND HONESTY Bananarama 65 56
DON’T WALK AWAY Toni Childs 67
TONIGHT Kevin Rowland 68 67
TALKING ‘BOUT A REVOLUTION Tracey Chapman 69
I QUIT Bros 72 68
I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE Duran Duran 73 65
NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde 75 34

25th Sept new entries

PLEASE HELP THE CAUSE AGAINST LONELINESS Sandie Shaw 29
SPARE PARTS Bruce Springsteen 36
A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure 37
MAYA Errol Brown 39
DESIRE U2 54
IF IT ISN’T LOVE New Edition 63
NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US Jason Donovan 66
TURN IT INTO LOVE Hazell Dean 70
BAD MEDICINE Bon Jovi 73
IT’S YER MONEY I’M AFTER BABY The Wonder Stuff 74

OCTOBER 1988

Early October was a bit quiet for good new stuff so oldies dominate the chart in a big way, especially the new obsession with dance remixes of oldies. Even the Human League, biggest single of the month, was a two-year-old Jam & Lewis dance track belatedly released as a single. Had it come out as follow-up to Human in 1986, as it should have done, it would have been a hit. In the vacuum of good UK releases American monster hit Information Society get to the top, too, it’s a great synth-pop-rock track utterly obscure in the UK. Best of the other newies, Enya, the brilliant (but flopped) Michelle-Shocked, Kylie & Milli Vanilli. Err yeah, think we all missed that last one and it all ended in farce and tragedy.


2nd Oct chart

LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League 1 1 1 1 2
HEY JUDE The Beatles 2 6 9 12 12
DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys 3 3 5 11 16
ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds 4 2 3 3 8
LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers 5 4 8 15 17
DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin 6 12 14 19 23
YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward 7 5 11 20 27
HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies 8 13 13 16 19
ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked 9 8 4 9 20
TEARDROPS Womack & Womack 10 10 12 17 21

DEEP AND WIDE AND TALL Aztec Camera 11 11 17 25 28
WORLD WITHOUT YOU Belinda Carlisle 12 20 31 50 69
ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine 13 17 21 26 41
A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure 14 7 6 6 15
FAKE (’88 REMIX) Alexander O’ Neal 15 15 23 23 31
NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde 16 9 7 5 9
ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson 17 22 30 32 40
YE KE YE KE Mory Kante 18 18 24 30 43
RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas 19 14 16 22 30
GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins 20 25 35 35 50

THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond 21 24 29 31 45
DESIRE U2 22 16 10 8 14
FIRST BOY IN THIS TOWN (LOVESICK) Scritti Politti 23 19 26 36 51
BIG FUN Inner City/ Kevin Saunderson 24 29 32 48 71
TEARS RUN RINGS Marc Almond 25 33 41 68
YOU CAME Kim Wilde 26 31 34 34 39
SWEET CHILD O’ MINE Guns ‘n’ Roses 27 38 45 63
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson 28 32 36 44 49
PLEASE HELP THE CAUSE AGAINST LONELINESS Sandie Shaw 29 45 68
THE RUMOUR Olivia Newton-John 30 53 75

ANOTHER LOVER Giant Steps 31 27 37 45 57
STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut/ Junior Reid 32 34 40
INDESTRUCTIBLE The Four Tops/ Smokey Robinson 33 51 65
SKIN DEEP Cher 34 42 51
MAYA Errol Brown 35 41 54
SPARE PARTS Bruce Springsteen 36 55
RUSH HOUR Jane Wiedlin 37 37 42
HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians 38 28 20 14 10
I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE Duran Duran 39 26 25 24 62
SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 40 39 39 39 37

HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham 41 44 47 52 63
MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael 42 43 44 46 46
WHERE DID I GO WRONG UB40 43 57 63 66
LOVE TRUTH AND HONESTY Bananarama 44 40 38 29 68
DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson 45 49 53 57 61
THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz & The Plastic Population 46 54 61
LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac 47 47 43 43 42
WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield 48 48 46 47 47
GOODBYE TO LOVE AGAIN Maxi Priest 49 46 64
LEAD ME ON Amy Grant 50

I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES) The Proclaimers 51
HEART Pet Shop Boys 52 52 52 53 53
TRUE LOVE Glen Frey 53 50 48
HAND TO HEAVEN Breathe 54 64 73
SOLDIER OF LOVE Donny Osmond 55 61 71
ONE MORE TRY George Michael 56 56 60 60 58
TURN IT INTO LOVE Hazell Dean 57 30 28 42
HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles 58 58 58 56 56
FIND MY LOVE Fairground Attraction 59 65
YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees 60 59 59 59 59

DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass 61
GOOD TRADITION Tanita Tikarim 62
MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson 63 62 57 54 54
TOWN OF PLENTY Elton John 64
EASY The Commodores 65 70 70
NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US Jason Donovan 66 60
BAD MEDICINE Bon Jovi 67
BURN IT UP Beastmasters/ P.P. Arnold 68 35 27 27 35
I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5 69 68 66 65 66
LISTEN TO THE VOICES Labi Siffre 70 69 out out 52

ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston 71 out out 69 64
HALLELUJAH MAN Love And Money 72
THE BIG ONE Black 73
JUMP START Natalie Cole 74 74
BAD Michael Jackson 75 75 74 72 73

9th Oct new entries

ORINOCO FLOW Enya 21 15 7 3
WEE RULE Wee Papa Girl Rappers 23 19 21 36
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society 36 2 2 1
JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue 63 33 18 7
ONE STEP FROM HEAVEN The Adventures 66 55 41 44
SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME Rick Astley 67
1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 71 50 33 33
KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise 72 56 40 26
TUMBLIN’ DOWN Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers 73

16th Oct new entries

DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons 18 4 6
GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli 22 10 5
FALLEN ANGEL Robbie Robertson 49 49
STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population 62 58 55
MR. LEE Diana Ross 67 64
MY EYES DON’T CRY Stevie Wonder 69 67
WE CALL IT ACIEED D Mob/ Gary Hartman 72 61

23rd Oct new entries

NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS 13 13
SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer 28 24
I WISH U HEAVEN Prince 37 25
NOTHING AT ALL Heart 38 38
TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim 51 22
INSIDE A DREAM Jane Wiedlin 55 48
CHARLOTTE ANN Julian Cope 62
I CAN HEAR YOUR HEARTBEAT Chris Rea 70 67
DON’T WALK AWAY Pat Benatar 71
LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack 73 70
REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue 74 18
SECRET GARDEN T’Pau 75

30th Oct new entries

LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry 4
BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons 11
PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green 29
HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s 32
CAN YOU PARTY Royal House 34
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses 60
FIRST TIME Robin Beck 65
PUT A HOLD ON IT Eddy Grant 72
BOOM! THERE SHE WAS Scritti Politti 74
LOUIE LOUIE The Fat Boys 75

6th November 1988

Huge US hit Information Society gets a second week at the top – it’s a bit Duran Duran and features Spock legend Leonard Nimoy as a Pure Energy sample. Much preferable to that excrement Star Trekkin’…! ** Enya, nearly made it with the lovely Flow ** Tanita Tikarim twists her way into the top 10. I kept hoping Salt n Pepa would do a cover in the style of Twist & Shout… ** Prince up to 8 with the goooorgeous I Wish U Heaven ** Four Seasons exit and enter the top 10 with 60’s and 70’s classics – hey, I was a good 20 years ahead of the brilliant Jersey Boys west end show! ** Highest new entry the very last famous Beach Boys hit ** new at 39 the marvellous Bucks Fizz track Heart Of Stone, later covered identi-kit style by Cher ** in at 61 the absolutely lovely Sunshine On Leith, so good they made a new movie out of it. Sort of…

1 ( 1 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
2 ( 3 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
3 ( 2 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
4 ( 5 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
5 ( 4 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
6 ( 22 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
7 ( 7 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
8 ( 25 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
9 ( 11 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
10 ( 13 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS

11 ( 6 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
12 ( 12 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
13 ( 18 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
14 ( 8 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
15 ( 9 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
16 ( NEW ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
17 ( 10 ) HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians
18 ( 24 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
19 ( 16 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
20 ( 29 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green

21 ( 19 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
22 ( 26 ) KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise
23 ( 14 ) DESIRE U2
24 ( 17 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
25 ( 21 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
26 ( 15 ) A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure
27 ( 34 ) CAN YOU PARTY Royal House
28 ( 20 ) ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked
29 ( 23 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
30 ( 32 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s

31 ( 60 ) WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses
32 ( 33 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
33 ( NEW ) SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits
34 ( NEW ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
35 ( 27 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
36 ( 48 ) INSIDE A DREAM Jane Wiedlin
37 ( 28 ) DEEP AND WIDE AND TALL Aztec Camera
38 ( 30 ) RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas
39 ( NEW ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
40 ( 37 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies

41 ( 39 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
42 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( 65 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck
44 ( 31 ) FAKE (’88 REMIX) Alexander O’ Neal
45 ( 40 ) ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson
46 ( 47 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
47 ( 43 ) YE KE YE KE Mory Kante
48 ( 46 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
49 ( NEW ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
50 ( 35 ) BURN IT UP Beastmasters/ P.P. Arnold

51 ( 36 ) WEE RULE Wee Papa Girl Rappers
52 ( 41 ) ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine
53 ( 53 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
54 ( 49 ) SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson
55 ( 55 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
56 ( 56 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
57 ( 54 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
58 ( 59 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
59 ( 50 ) GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Phil Collins
60 ( 58 ) ONE MORE TRY George Michael

61 ( NEW ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
62 ( 57 ) ANOTHER LOVER Giant Steps
63 ( 45 ) THE HARDER I TRY Brother Beyond
64 ( 61 ) DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson
65 ( NEW ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
66 ( NEW ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
67 ( 52 ) LISTEN TO THE VOICES Labi Siffre
68 ( 66 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
69 ( 70 ) LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack
70 ( 63 ) HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham

71 ( NEW ) IT’S MONEY THAT MATTERS Randy Newman
72 ( NEW ) THE PARTY Kraze
73 ( NEW ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
74 ( 73 ) BAD Michael Jackson
75 ( NEW ) COPPERHEAD ROAD Steve earl

13th November 1988

After 5 years of near-misses, the prolific and inventive Prince finally got a number one and followed up Alphabet Street quickly with a second dreamily psychedelic-soul topper. Shockingly, considering the 10 hot years he had, it’s his last so far! No video on youtube sadly, so below find the record that actually was lined up to be number one as a reissue from 1972 (when it topped my chart) but in the end failed to go Top 100 and so didn’t qualify: Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon). Doh!

Talking of oldies, Petula Clark, in at 2 with a fair remix of the superior 60’s classic, and a childhood fave that made me all gooey and nostalgic for things 1965-ish, like the Tube into London from our Chesham home, Dr Who and the Zarbi, and comics Robin and Playhour, and catching sticklebacks in the river over the road to put in a bucket for pets. They upset me by not eating my bits of bread and dying overnight – so I thought I’d return the survivors, reluctantly. My pet rabbit also died suddenly. Upsetting!

Back in 1988 INXS go up to 8 with a classic track from a classic album. I saw them when they were smoking hot in concert, and Michael Hutchence was one of the great live frontmen. I accidentally had a cassette recorder switched on at the BIC, crap sound quality but don’t suppose MH would have objected if I copied it one day to mp3.

Lots of big names (Jacko, Georgie) entering with album singles a year on from release, and a hot new one from perennial faves Pet Shop Boys. Big leaps for Bucks Fizz and Proclaimers,

1 ( 8 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
2 ( NEW ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
3 ( 2 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
4 ( 1 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
5 ( 6 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
6 ( 3 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
7 ( 4 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
8 ( 10 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
9 ( 13 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
10 ( 5 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry

11 ( 7 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
12 ( 18 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
13 ( 16 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
14 ( 12 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
15 ( NEW ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
16 ( 9 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
17 ( 39 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
18 ( NEW ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
19 ( 20 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
20 ( 34 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris

21 ( 15 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
22 ( 30 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
23 ( 19 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
24 ( 21 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
25 ( 14 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
26 ( 27 ) CAN YOU PARTY Royal House
27 ( 11 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
28 ( 32 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
29 ( 24 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
30 ( 31 ) WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses

31 ( 25 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
32 ( 22 ) KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise
33 ( NEW ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
34 ( 35 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
35 ( 43 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck
36 ( 17 ) HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians
37 ( 29 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
38 ( 61 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
39 ( NEW ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
40 ( 36 ) INSIDE A DREAM Jane Wiedlin

41 ( 40 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
42 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( 41 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
44 ( 23 ) DESIRE U2
45 ( 66 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
46 ( 26 ) A LITTLE RESPECT Erasure
47 ( 46 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
48 ( 28 ) ANCHORAGE Michelle-Shocked
49 ( 33 ) SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits
50 ( 48 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael

51 ( 37 ) DEEP AND WIDE AND TALL Aztec Camera
52 ( 55 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
53 ( NEW ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
54 ( 53 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
55 ( 73 ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
56 ( 56 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
57 ( 47 ) YE KE YE KE Mory Kante
58 ( 58 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
59 ( 38 ) RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas
60 ( 60 ) ONE MORE TRY George Michael

61 ( 57 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
62 ( 45 ) ANOTHER PART OF ME Michael Jackson
63 ( 54 ) SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LAZY RIVER Robbie Robertson
64 ( 65 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
65 ( 49 ) I WALK THE EARTH Voice Of The Beehive
66 ( NEW ) LOUIE LOUIE The Fat Boys
67 ( 68 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
68 ( 64 ) DIRTY DIANA Michael Jackson
69 ( 70 ) HAPPY EVER AFTER Julia Fordham
70 ( NEW ) MINNIE THE MOOCHER Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra

71 ( 52 ) ANYTHING FOR YOU Gloria Estefan / Miami Sound Machine
72 ( NEW ) IF IT’S LOVE THAT YOU WANT Donny Osmond
73 ( NEW ) TWIST AND SHOUT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
74 ( NEW ) TILL I LOVED YOU Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson
75 ( NEW ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins

20th November 1988

So, Pet gets her first official chart-topper (though she would have had plenty pre-1968). The video is the 60’s live performance not the inferior blippety-bop 88 dance remix ** Bucks Fizz go Top 5 for the very last time, but they had quite run of great singles ** Pet Shop Boys shoot up to 6 ** Annie Lennox gets her first hit under her own name, with soul great Al Green, who’d not a had a big hit since 1975 ** Traveling Wilburys sneak up to 17: that’s a line-up that includes Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and oh, yes, Tom Petty. Talk about supergroup! ** highest new entry (apart from yet another 70’s remix) is (I think) Brit band who had a huge American hit with the fab Wild Wild West. Check out the youtube!

Not a cover, a different song called Downtown, Scandinavian, obscure and quite good, One 2 Many in at 37 ** sneaking in at 73 after one listen a bit of a debut classic, The La’s There She Goes, thus qualifying as an 80’s classic for me (it was a hit in the 90’s after a brief chart UK entry in January 89). I’m not saying I’m ahead of the game, but, OK I am…! ** At 75, the co-written Sandie Shaw and Chris Andrews fab Nothing Less Than Brilliant. Smiths and Pretenders brought her back, and this was Sandie’s last album and chart-fling really. Chris Andrews, not only a 60’s pop star, he wrote loads of Sandie’s great 60’s hits, the lyrics are Sandie’s own life-statement, and it could almost be a Morrissey or Lloyd Cole song.

1 ( 2 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
2 ( 1 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
3 ( 8 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
4 ( 5 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
5 ( 17 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
6 ( 33 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
7 ( 3 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
8 ( 15 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
9 ( 6 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
10 ( 19 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green

11 ( 9 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
12 ( 4 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
13 ( 7 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
14 ( 18 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
15 ( 10 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
16 ( 20 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
17 ( 22 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
18 ( 12 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
19 ( 11 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
20 ( 39 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde


21 ( 14 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
22 ( 13 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
23 ( NEW ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
24 ( NEW ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
25 ( 38 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
26 ( 21 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
27 ( 16 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
28 ( 24 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
29 ( 23 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
30 ( NEW ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard

31 ( 35 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck
32 ( 28 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
33 ( 25 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
34 ( 29 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
35 ( 55 ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
36 ( 27 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
37 ( NEW ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
38 ( 75 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
39 ( 45 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
40 ( RE ) LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack


41 ( 26 ) CAN YOU PARTY Royal House
42 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
43 ( 41 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
44 ( 43 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
45 ( 34 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
46 ( 31 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
47 ( 52 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
48 ( 37 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
49 ( NEW ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
50 ( 47 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield

51 ( 32 ) KISS Tom Jones & The Art Of Noise
52 ( 53 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
53 ( 50 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
54 ( 30 ) WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Guns ‘N’ Roses
55 ( 66 ) LOUIE LOUIE The Fat Boys
56 ( 54 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
57 ( NEW ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
58 ( 56 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
59 ( NEW ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
60 ( 58 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees

61 ( 64 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
62 ( NEW ) SUCCESS Sigue Sigue Sputnik
63 ( 61 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
64 ( 36 ) HARVEST FOR THE WORLD The Christians
65 ( NEW ) IN YOUR ROOM The Bangles
66 ( 73 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
67 ( 44 ) DESIRE U2
68 ( NEW ) COME OUT TO PLAY UB40
69 ( 57 ) YE KE YE KE Mory Kante
70 ( NEW ) BROKEN HEART (THIRTEEN VALLEYS) Big Country

71 ( 67 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
72 ( 60 ) ONE MORE TRY George Michael
73 ( NEW ) THERE SHE GOES The La’s
74 ( NEW ) MISSING YOU Chris De Burgh
75 ( NEW ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw

27th Nov 1988

Pet Shop Boys get their third topper of the year with the sublime Trevor Horn mix of Left To My Own Devices. Still sounds fresh and exciting to me! ** Jacko goes top 10 with one of his famous tracks, Smooth Criminal ** Bomb The Bass are the highest new entry. I love the song, but it ain’t exactly Aretha or Dionne…. ** Big jump for “Buster” track Two Hearts – it was all downhill for Phil after this, really… ** Big Top 40 climber for Will To Power. Hmmm, of the time shall we say, as it’s certainly not Peter Frampton or Lynyrd Skynrd! ** U2 and Fleetwood Mac return with low-entry goodies…

1 ( 6 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
2 ( 2 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
3 ( 5 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
4 ( 8 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
5 ( 1 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
6 ( 14 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
7 ( 7 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
8 ( 4 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
9 ( 9 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
10 ( 3 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS

11 ( 16 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
12 ( NEW ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
13 ( 11 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
14 ( 23 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
15 ( 24 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
16 ( 25 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
17 ( 38 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
18 ( 10 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
19 ( 19 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
20 ( 20 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde

21 ( 12 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
22 ( 21 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
23 ( 15 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
24 ( 13 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
25 ( 17 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
26 ( 18 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
27 ( 59 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
28 ( 28 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
29 ( 29 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
30 ( 30 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard

31 ( 22 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
32 ( 26 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
33 ( 39 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
34 ( 27 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
35 ( NEW ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
36 ( 37 ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
37 ( 57 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
38 ( 34 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
39 ( NEW ) JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse
40 ( 33 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds

41 ( 32 ) 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
42 ( 75 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
43 ( 42 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
44 ( 43 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
45 ( 44 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
46 ( 35 ) WHAT KIND OF FOOL All About Eve
47 ( 36 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons
48 ( NEW ) DEAR GOD Midge Ure
49 ( 49 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
50 ( 40 ) LIFE IS JUST A BALLGAME Womack & Womack

51 ( 61 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
52 ( 50 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
53 ( RE ) TILL I LOVED YOU Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson
54 ( 46 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
55 ( 53 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
56 ( 62 ) SUCCESS Sigue Sigue Sputnik
57 ( 45 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
58 ( 58 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
59 ( 56 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
60 ( 60 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees

61 ( 48 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
62 ( 52 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
63 ( 65 ) IN YOUR ROOM The Bangles
64 ( 47 ) STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz & The Plastic Population
65 ( 63 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
66 ( 66 ) TWIST AND SHOUT Salt ‘n’ Pepa
67 ( NEW ) LET THERE BE DRUMS Boss Beat
68 ( 68 ) COME OUT TO PLAY UB40
69 ( NEW ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
70 ( 31 ) FIRST TIME Robin Beck

71 ( NEW ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
72 ( 71 ) I WANT YOU BACK/ I WANT YOU BACK (’88 remix) The Jackson 5
73 ( NEW ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
74 ( NEW ) TAMAR Mory Kante
75 ( NEW ) LET’S DANCE Slade

4th DEC 1988

My 12 month anniversary on a 2 year-contract working for Bournemouth Council measuring open spaces and parks for contracts (competitive tendering aka privatisation of council staff aka jobcuts). I celebrated musically by letting a load of oldies dominate my charts! The Hollies 1974 ballad classic finally topped the chart as follow-up to revived He Ain’t Heavy, Buddy Holly got a rare 50’s Top 10 hit with True Love Ways, and Bill Withers finally got his Ain’t No Sunshine into my Top 10 16 years after Michael Jackson topped my chart with it…

Back in 1988, Chris Rea’s christmas classic makes a minor debut, Jacko’s current hit climbs to 3 (later covered to lesser hit effect by some Ants), and Cliff shockingly goes top 10 with the perennial Mistletoe – I’ve become so fed up with hearing it over the years that I’d forgotten it went Top 10 first time round! A decade or two free from it would be nice.

Phil Spector, on the other hand, always sounds fresh, even if via medley (a sort of retread of 1983’s Christmas Spector) ** Phil Collin’s Buster 60’s retro-sounding pop hits 10, Monty Python’s Life Of Brian singalong charts belatedly, and two 60’s oldies keep up the good run of hits: Four Tops (Buster, movie, again) and Quo (still rocking ’em out in my 2013 charts).

1 ( NEW ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
2 ( 1 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
3 ( 6 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
4 ( 5 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
5 ( NEW ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
6 ( NEW ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
7 ( 4 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
8 ( 2 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
9 ( 30 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard
10 ( 17 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins

11 ( 3 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
12 ( 12 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
13 ( 7 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
14 ( NEW ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
15 ( 9 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
16 ( 11 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
17 ( 14 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
18 ( 8 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
19 ( 10 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
20 ( 20 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde

21 ( 13 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
22 ( 49 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
23 ( 31 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
24 ( 18 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
25 ( 19 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
26 ( 22 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
27 ( 27 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
28 ( 21 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
29 ( 37 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
30 ( 15 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club

31 ( 16 ) SUNSHINE ON LEITH The Proclaimers
32 ( 39 ) JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse
33 ( 28 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
34 ( 23 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
35 ( NEW ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
36 ( NEW ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
37 ( 29 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
38 ( 42 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
39 ( 51 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
40 ( 53 ) TILL I LOVED YOU Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson

41 ( 36 ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
42 ( 62 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
43 ( 43 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
44 ( 44 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
45 ( 38 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
46 ( 40 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
47 ( 48 ) DEAR GOD Midge Ure
48 ( 24 ) GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli
49 ( 45 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
50 ( 67 ) LET THERE BE DRUMS Boss Beat

51 ( 32 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
52 ( 33 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
53 ( 35 ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
54 ( 26 ) SHE MAKES MY DAY Robert Palmer
55 ( 52 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
56 ( 63 ) IN YOUR ROOM The Bangles
57 ( NEW ) NOBOY’S PERFECT Mike And The Mechanics
58 ( 58 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
59 ( 55 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
60 ( 47 ) DECEMBER ’63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) ’88 The Four Seasons

61 ( 60 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
62 ( 59 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
63 ( 73 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
64 ( 25 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
65 ( 57 ) YOU’RE MY WORLD Nick Heyward
66 ( 34 ) BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY The Four Seasons
67 ( NEW ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
68 ( 69 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
69 ( NEW ) HUMANOID Stakker
70 ( 65 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson

71 ( NEW ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops
72 ( NEW ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
73 ( 54 ) TEARDROPS Womack & Womack
74 ( 61 ) DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY Bobby McFerrin
75 ( NEW ) ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE Monty Python

11th DEC 1988

Pet pops back up to the top for a 2nd week but not the last one for the song. In at 5, John Lennon with two former number one classics and one former number one for Roxy Music (covered by them after his murder), meanwhile a minor remix of Mary’s Boy Child gets Boney M a 10th anniversary return to the Top 10. Kim Wilde finally makes the Top 10 with a lovely ballad, Sandie Shaw’s last great single makes the Top 20, and highest new entry is a pretty good MOR American pop track that’s still fairly well known (even if as a sample for a dance hit) for Boy Meets Girl.

Especially For You enters for Kylie & Jason – think that one’s famous! – while obscure band Freiheit do a Paul McCartney soundalike harmony rockpop ballad that sounds very seasonal and fabulous for an entry at 35

1 ( 4 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
2 ( 1 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
3 ( 2 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
4 ( 5 ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
5 ( NEW ) IMAGINE/ JEALOUS GUY/ HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon / John & Yoko
6 ( NEW ) MARY’S BOY CHILD ’88 Boney M
7 ( 6 ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
8 ( 20 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
9 ( 10 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
10 ( 3 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson

11 ( 7 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
12 ( 9 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard
13 ( 8 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
14 ( 14 ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
15 ( 12 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
16 ( 38 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
17 ( 11 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz
18 ( 36 ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
19 ( 24 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
20 ( 23 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys

21 ( 15 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
22 ( NEW ) WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl
23 ( 13 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
24 ( NEW ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
25 ( 18 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
26 ( 16 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
27 ( 52 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
28 ( 21 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
29 ( 19 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
30 ( 26 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles

31 ( 22 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
32 ( NEW ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
33 ( 25 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
34 ( 35 ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
35 ( NEW ) KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Freiheit
36 ( 28 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
37 ( 30 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
38 ( 29 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
39 ( 33 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
40 ( 17 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie

41 ( 37 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
42 ( 63 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
43 ( 67 ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
44 ( 34 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
45 ( 43 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
46 ( 44 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
47 ( NEW ) TAMA Mory Kante
48 ( 72 ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
49 ( 45 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
50 ( 46 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds

51 ( 49 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
52 ( 71 ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops
53 ( 53 ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
54 ( 27 ) BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/ FREEBIRD Will To Power
55 ( 64 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
56 ( 55 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
57 ( 39 ) HE AIN’T NO COMPETITION Brother Beyond
58 ( 68 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
59 ( 58 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
60 ( 32 ) JACK TO THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND Hithouse

61 ( 61 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
62 ( 59 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
63 ( NEW ) TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley
64 ( 62 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
65 ( NEW ) THE CHRISTMAS SONG Alexander O’Neal
66 ( 42 ) A WORD IN SPANISH Elton John
67 ( NEW ) STOP Erasure
68 ( 51 ) NEVER TRUST A STRANGER Kim Wilde
69 ( NEW ) LOVE HOUSE Samantha Fox
70 ( NEW ) SUDDENLY Angry Anderson

71 ( NEW ) I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE Natalie Cole
72 ( 70 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
73 ( NEW ) IF LOVE WAS A TRAIN Michelle-Shocked
74 ( NEW ) FINE TIME New Order
75 ( NEW ) GOOD LIFE Inner City

18th DEC 1988

It’s pre-Christmas and a Christmassy record headed the list, Freiheit shooting up from 35, a great minor hit that should have been enormous. Sandie Shaw gets her 3rd Top 5 of the 80’s and 4th in total up to that point (but those 60’s classics would pop up sometime too!).

Fleetwood Mac’s surprise flop single (also great, and a Greatest Hits promotion) goes Top 20, highest new entry is newcomer Neneh Cherry with the fresh sounds of her Buffalo stancing. A-ha and U2 had both been slow climbers but finally made the 40, and elsewhere loads more remixes and covers of oldies.

1 ( 35 ) KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Freiheit
2 ( 5 ) IMAGINE/ JEALOUS GUY/ HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon / John & Yoko
3 ( 1 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
4 ( 16 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
5 ( 8 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
6 ( 2 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies
7 ( 3 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
8 ( 4 ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
9 ( 6 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD ’88 Boney M
10 ( 17 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz

11 ( 14 ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
12 ( 7 ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
13 ( 9 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
14 ( 24 ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
15 ( 10 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
16 ( 37 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
17 ( 32 ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
18 ( 18 ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
19 ( 19 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
20 ( 12 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard

21 ( 11 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
22 ( 13 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
23 ( 21 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
24 ( 22 ) WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl
25 ( 34 ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
26 ( 75 ) GOOD LIFE Inner City
27 ( 15 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
28 ( NEW ) BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry
29 ( 48 ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
30 ( NEW ) LOVE HANGOVER ’88 Diana Ross

31 ( 20 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
32 ( 30 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
33 ( 47 ) TAMA Mory Kante
34 ( 67 ) STOP Erasure
35 ( 23 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
36 ( 27 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
37 ( 42 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
38 ( 58 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
39 ( 28 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
40 ( 52 ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops

41 ( 43 ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
42 ( 36 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
43 ( 39 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
44 ( 33 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
45 ( 41 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
46 ( 29 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
47 ( 45 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
48 ( 46 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
49 ( 25 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
50 ( RE ) DECEMBER ’63 (’88 REMIX) The Four Seasons

51 ( 26 ) BREATHE LIFE INTO ME Mica Paris
52 ( 74 ) FINE TIME New Order
53 ( 51 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
54 ( 49 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
55 ( 50 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
56 ( 56 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
57 ( 44 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
58 ( NEW ) INTUITION ’88 David Grant
59 ( 55 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
60 ( 63 ) TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley

61 ( 59 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
62 ( 65 ) THE CHRISTMAS SONG Alexander O’Neal
63 ( 61 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
64 ( 64 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
65 ( 62 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
66 ( 38 ) RADIO ROMANCE Tiffany
67 ( 31 ) ENCHANTED LADY The Pasadenas
68 ( 40 ) DENIS (DENEE) ’88 Blondie
69 ( NEW ) BORN TO BE MY BABY Bon Jovi
70 ( NEW ) THINKING ABOUT YOUR BODY Bobby McFerrin

71 ( RE ) MINNIE THE MOOCHER Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra
72 ( 53 ) LOVE NEVER DIES Belinda Carlisle
73 ( NEW ) 9 A.M. Londonbeat
74 ( 72 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson
75 ( NEW ) TRUE LOVE Shakin’ Stevens

25th DEC 1988

It’s Christmas day, it’s Top Of The Pops 1988, and it’s…err John Lennon back on top for about the 5th time (Happy Xmas) 2nd time (Imagine) and sort of 1st time (Jealous Guy, though that was over-shadowed by the other 2 tracks, Roxy’s cover being the definitive version surprisingly). Kylie & Jason go Top 10, Chris Rea enters the 40 with a jump to 19 (and happy to say I liked it more than the general public did, peaking as it did at 53 or thereabouts), and the recently late Roy Orbison has a whopping return to form on the highest new entry, Jeff Lynn produced and written You Got It. Such a shame he didn’t get to appreciate the love! What a singer! Fine Young Cannibals, meanwhile, debut at 40 with a corker.

1 ( 2 ) IMAGINE/ JEALOUS GUY/ HAPPY CHRISTMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon / John & Yoko
2 ( 1 ) KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE Freiheit
3 ( 9 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD ’88 Boney M
4 ( 3 ) DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark
5 ( 5 ) FOUR LETTER WORD Kim Wilde
6 ( 13 ) TWO HEARTS Phil Collins
7 ( 17 ) ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
8 ( 7 ) LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES Pet Shop Boys
9 ( 16 ) WILD WILD WEST The Escape Club
10 ( 6 ) THE AIR THAT I BREATHE The Hollies

11 ( 4 ) NOTHING LESS THAN BRILLIANT Sandie Shaw
12 ( 8 ) TRUE LOVE WAYS Buddy Holly
13 ( 11 ) PHIL SPECTOR’S CHRISTMAS MIX The Ronettes, The Crystals and Darlene Love
14 ( 14 ) AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW Fleetwood Mac
15 ( 28 ) BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry
16 ( 18 ) RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
17 ( 12 ) AIN’T NO SUNSHINE ’88 Bill Withers
18 ( 41 ) DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Chris Rea
19 ( 29 ) BURNING BRIDGES (ON AND OFF AND ON AGAIN) Status Quo
20 ( 10 ) HEART OF STONE Bucks Fizz

21 ( 15 ) SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson
22 ( NEW ) YOU GOT IT Roy Orbison
23 ( 37 ) YOU ARE THE ONE a-ha
24 ( 26 ) GOOD LIFE Inner City
25 ( 34 ) STOP Erasure
26 ( 19 ) PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART Annie Lennox/ Al Green
27 ( 23 ) LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS Human League
28 ( 22 ) I WISH U HEAVEN Prince
29 ( 33 ) TAMA Mory Kante
30 ( 40 ) LOCO IN ACAPULCO The Four Tops

31 ( 25 ) CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS Bros
32 ( 21 ) KISSING A FOOL George Michael
33 ( 38 ) ANGEL OF HARLEM U2
34 ( 31 ) KOKOMO The Beach Boys
35 ( 30 ) LOVE HANGOVER ’88 Diana Ross
36 ( 32 ) HEY JUDE The Beatles
37 ( 27 ) SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Bomb The Bass
38 ( 20 ) MISTLETOE AND WINE Cliff Richard
39 ( RE ) DOWNTOWN One 2 Many
40 ( NEW ) SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY Fine Young Cannibals

41 ( 24 ) WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl
42 ( 39 ) REAL GONE KID Deacon Blue
43 ( NEW ) TIED UP Yello
44 ( 43 ) HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER The Hollies
45 ( 52 ) FINE TIME New Order
46 ( 35 ) ORINOCO FLOW Enya
47 ( 47 ) LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac
48 ( 45 ) DOMINO DANCING Pet Shop Boys
49 ( 48 ) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies
50 ( 50 ) DECEMBER ’63 (’88 REMIX) The Four Seasons

51 ( 42 ) WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society
52 ( 36 ) NATHAN JONES Bananarama
53 ( 60 ) TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley
54 ( 53 ) YOU CAME Kim Wilde
55 ( 44 ) JE NE SAIS PAS POURQUOI Kylie Minogue
56 ( 58 ) INTUITION ’88 David Grant
57 ( 56 ) WHAT HAVE I DONE (TO DESERVE THIS) Pet Shop Boys/ Dusty Springfield
58 ( 46 ) NEED YOU TONIGHT (MENDOHLSON MIX) INXS
59 ( 54 ) LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers
60 ( 69 ) BORN TO BE MY BABY Bon Jovi

61 ( 61 ) HELLO GOODBYE The Beatles
62 ( 49 ) TWIST IN MY SOBRIETY Tanita Tikarim
63 ( 55 ) ONE BAD APPLE The Osmonds
64 ( 63 ) YOU WIN AGAIN The Bee Gees
65 ( 57 ) LET’S STICK TOGETHER ’88 Bryan Ferry
66 ( 64 ) HEART Pet Shop Boys
67 ( 70 ) THINKING ABOUT YOUR BODY Bobby McFerrin
68 ( 62 ) THE CHRISTMAS SONG Alexander O’Neal
69 ( 65 ) MONKEY (REMIX) George Michael
70 ( NEW ) JOHN KETTLEY IS A WEATHERMAN Tribe Of Toffs

71 ( 71 ) MINNIE THE MOOCHER Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra
72 ( RE ) I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE Natalie Cole
73 ( 59 ) HANDLE WITH CARE Traveling Wilbury’s
74 ( 75 ) TRUE LOVE Shakin’ Stevens
75 ( 74 ) MAN IN THE MIRROR MIchael Jackson