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UK Top 75 Singles Chart Week Ending 26 December 1987

03 - 01 - 01 - Pet Shop Boys - ALWAYS ON MY MIND (124,000)
04 - 08 - 02 - Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl - FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
04 - 06 - 03 - Comic Relief Presents Mel And Kim Performed By Kim Wilde And Mel Smith - ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
03 - 02 - 04 - Rick Astley - WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
05 - 04 - 05 - Alison Moyet - LOVE LETTERS
04 - 03 - 06 - Michael Jackson - THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
04 - 20 - 07 - Nat King Cole - WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
03 - 19 - 08 - Belinda Carlisle - HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH
10 - 05 - 09 - T'Pau - CHINA IN YOUR HAND
05 - 07 - 10 - Shakin' Stevens - WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE EYES AT ME FOR
05 - 17 - 11 - Simply Red - EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
05 - 10 - 12 - Jellybean Featuring Elisa Fiorillo - WHO FOUND WHO
04 - 21 - 13 - Wet Wet Wet - ANGEL EYES
03 - 09 - 14 - Madonna - THE LOOK OF LOVE
06 - 15 - 15 - Johnny Hates Jazz - TURN BACK THE CLOCK
08 - 12 - 16 - Proclaimers - LETTER FROM AMERICA
09 - 11 - 17 - Alexander O'Neal - CRITICIZE
10 - 13 - 18 - George Harrison - GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU
03 - 30 - 19 - Jellybean - JINGO
02 - 25 - 20 - New Order - TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD
05 - 14 - 21 - Paul McCartney - ONCE UPON A LONG AGO
07 - 16 - 22 - Whitney Houston - SO EMOTIONAL
03 - 22 - 23 - Level 42 - CHILDREN SAY
03 - 36 - 24 - Wally Jump Junior And The Criminal Element - TIGHTEN UP (I JUST CAN'T STOP DANCIN')
04 - 39 - 25 - Christians - IDEAL WORLD
08 - 18 - 26 - Communards - NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE
03 - 37 - 27 - Sinitta - GTO
05 - 47 - 28 - Krush - HOUSE ARREST
09 - 33 - 29 - Nina Simone - MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME
02 - 34 - 30 - Smiths - LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME
05 - 57 - 31 - Cher - I FOUND SOMEONE
06 - 24 - 32 - Hooters - SATELLITE
04 - 40 - 33 - Kiss - REASON TO LIVE
10 - 27 - 34 - Maxi Priest - SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK
18 - 28 - 35 - Cutting Crew - I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE
10 - 29 - 36 - Bill Medley And Jennifer Warnes - (I'VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE
04 - 51 - 37 - Climie Fisher - RISE TO THE OCCASION
04 - 23 - 38 - Anthrax - I'M THE MAN
04 - 26 - 39 - Five Star - SOMEWHERE SOMEBODY
03 - 46 - 40 - Heart - THERE'S THE GIRL
03 - 41 - 41 - Stock Aitken Waterman - PACKJAMMED
09 - 32 - 42 - Whitesnake - HERE I GO AGAIN
09 - 35 - 43 - Rick Astley - WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY
02 - 72 - 44 - Morris Minor And The Majors - STUTTER RAP (NO SLEEP 'TIL BEDTIME)
06 - 31 - 45 - Housemartins - BUILD
05 - 44 - 46 - GOSH - WISHING WELL
06 - 70 - 47 - Peter Auty And The Sinfonia Of London - WALKING IN THE AIR
02 - 83 - 48 - U2 - IN GOD'S COUNTRY
03 - 58 - 49 - St Philip's Choir - SING FOR EVER
06 - 38 - 50 - Boy George - TO BE REBORN
03 - 75 - 51 - Bee Gees - ESP
03 - 45 - 52 - Bruce Springsteen - TUNNEL OF LOVE
02 - 88 - 53 - Mini Pops - SONGS FOR CHRISTMAS '87
10 - 63 - 54 - George Michael - FAITH
02 - 60 - 55 - Pink Floyd - ON THE TURNING AWAY
05 - 42 - 56 - Prince - I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN
03 - 56 - 57 - Run DMC - CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS
02 - 79 - 58 - Eurythmics - SHAME
06 - 43 - 59 - Tams - THERE AIN'T NOTHING LIKE SHAGGIN'
15 - 67 - 60 - Bee Gees - YOU WIN AGAIN
03 - 74 - 61 - Mad Jocks And Jockmaster BA - JOCK MIX I
02 - 68 - 62 - Samantha Fox - TRUE DEVOTION
12 - 49 - 63 - Bananarama - LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
04 - 86 - 64 - Roger Waters - THE TIDE IS TURNING
02 - 73 - 65 - Megadeth - WAKE UP DEAD
05 - 64 - 66 - REM - THE ONE I LOVE
08 - 54 - 67 - Mirage - JACK MIX IV
02 - 78 - 68 - Damian - TIME WARP II
02 - 91 - 69 - Fleetwood Mac - FAMILY MAN
05 - 61 - 70 - Def Leppard - HYSTERIA
1 - NEW - 71 - Dollar - O L'AMOUR
08 - 65 - 72 - Freddie Mercury And Montserrat Caballe - BARCELONA
06 - 59 - 73 - Peter Gabriel - BIKO
04 - 71 - 74 - Foreigner - SAY YOU WILL
12 - 53 - 75 - Donna Summer - DINNER WITH GERSHWIN

UK Top 75 Albums Week Ending 26 December 1987

1 (1) Now That's What I Call Music! 10 (By Various Artists - Now Series) 4w
2 (4) Bad (By Michael Jackson) 16w
3 (3) Whenever You Need Somebody (By Rick Astley) 5w
4 (2) Hits 7 (By Various Artists) 4w
5 (6) Bridge Of Spies (By T'Pau) 14w
6 (5) All The Best (By Paul McCartney) 7w
7 (11) Raindancing (By Alison Moyet) 34w
8 (8) Tango In The Night (By Fleetwood Mac) 36w
9 (14) Actually (By Pet Shop Boys) 15w
10 (7) The Singles (By Pretenders) 8w
11 (9) Always Guaranteed (By Cliff Richard) 14w
12 (12) Songs From Stage And Screen (By Michael Crawford And The London Symphony Orchestra) 5w
13 (17) Love Songs (By Michael Jackson And Diana Ross) 9w
14 (15) Memories (By Elaine Paige) 4w
15 (10) The Best Of - Volume 1 (By UB40) 8w
16 (20) Whitney (By Whitney Houston) 29w
17 (13) Faith (By George Michael) 7w
18 (19) You Can Dance (By Madonna) 5w
19 (21) The Cream Of Eric Clapton (By Eric Clapton And Cream) 14w
20 (16) Now - The Christmas Album (By Various Artists - Now Series) 17w
21 (23) From Motown With Love (By Various Artists) 9w
22 (18) Simply Shadows (By Shadows) 10w
23 (35) Popped In Souled Out (By Wet Wet Wet) 13w
24 (28) Whitesnake 1987 (By Whitesnake) 38w
25 (25) Hearsay / All Mixed Up (By Alexander O'Neal) 21w
26 (24) Songs Of Love (By Richard Clayderman) 5w
27 (26) The Phantom Of The Opera (By Original Cast) 45w
28 (22) Sentimentally Yours (By Rose Marie) 7w
29 (31) Cloud Nine (By George Harrison) 7w
30 (38) The Christians (By Christians) 9w
31 (29) Reflections (By Foster And Allen) 12w
32 (30) Best Shots (By Pat Benatar) 8w
33 (27) Red (By Communards) 11w
34 (39) ESP (By Bee Gees) 13w
35 (32) Classic Rock Countdown (By London Symphony Orchestra) 7w
36 (36) Savage (By Eurythmics) 6w
37 (33) Sixties Mix (By Various Artists) 25w
38 (40) Introducing The Hardline According To... (By Terence Trent D'Arby) 23w
39 (34) The Circus (By Erasure) 38w
40 (46) Running In The Family (By Level 42) 40w
41 (42) Always And Forever (By Various Artists) 5w
42 (44) The Joshua Tree (By U2) 41w
43 (48) The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death (By Housemartins) 13w
44 (NEW) The Greatest Love (By Various Artists) 1w
45 (37) The Greatest Hits Of 1987 (By Various Artists) 6w
46 (43) Special Olympics - A Very Special Christmas (By Various Artists) 4w
47 (45) Between The Lines (By Five Star) 14w
48 (47) Tunnel Of Love (By Bruce Springsteen) 11w
49 (58) Hysteria (By Def Leppard) 18w
50 (49) Hit Mix (By Various Artists) 6w
51 (66) Men And Women (By Simply Red) 39w
52 (41) Dance Mix '87 (By Various Artists) 5w
53 (51) Nothing Like The Sun (By Sting) 10w
54 (55) The Snowman (By Howard Blake) 11w
55 (63) Graceland (By Paul Simon) 68w
56 (62) Brothers In Arms (By Dire Straits) 136w
57 (53) Dancing With Strangers (By Chris Rea) 14w
58 (60) A Portrait Of Mario Lanza (By Mario Lanza) 7w
59 (70) Let's Boogie (By Shakin' Stevens) 5w
60 (61) Give Me The Reason (By Luther Vandross) 58w
61 (52) Bete Noire (By Bryan Ferry) 7w
62 (54) This Is The Story (By Proclaimers) 12w
63 (56) The Love Songs (By Randy Crawford) 12w
64 (50) Dirty Dancing (By Original Soundtrack) 9w
65 (57) The Best Of Phil Lynott And Thin Lizzy (By Phil Lynott And Thin Lizzy) 7w
66 (65) Furey's Finest (By Fureys With Davey Arthur) 6w
67 (59) Strangeways Here We Come (By Smiths) 12w
68 (72) My Fair Lady (By Kiri Te Kanawa And Jeremy Irons) 6w
69 (77) Phil Spector's Christmas Album (1987 Version) (By Phil Spector) 3w
70 (68) Hit Factory (By Various Artists) 10w
71 (67) Sixties Party Megamix Album (By Various Artists) 5w
72 (71) Crazy Nights (By Kiss) 8w
73 (NEW) Life In The Fast Lane (By Various Artists) 1w
74 (78) Just Visiting This Planet (By Jellybean) 7w
75 (RE) Bad Animals (By Heart) 29w
76 (69) The Best Of (By Aled Jones) 4w
77 (89) The Best Of James Brown (By James Brown) 12w
78 (86) Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits (By Elvis Presley) 17w
79 (73) Chronicles (By Steve Winwood) 8w
80 (84) 20 Golden Greats (By Nat King Cole) 32w
81 (NEW) The Michael Jackson Mix (By Michael Jackson) 1w
82 (74) Maxi (By Maxi Priest) 4w
83 (64) Inside Information (By Foreigner) 2w
84 (79) A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (By Pink Floyd) 15w
85 (NEW) Sinitta (By Sinitta) 1w
86 (90) Who's That Girl (By Original Soundtrack) 22w
87 (87) True Blue (By Madonna) 77w
88 (85) Control - The Remixes (By Janet Jackson) 7w
89 (NEW) The Best Of Mirage Jack Mix '88 (By Mirage) 1w
90 (97) The Pavarotti Collection (By Luciano Pavarotti) 33w
91 (91) Greatest Hits - Queen (By Queen) 311w
92 (75) August (By Eric Clapton) 41w
93 (82) My Baby Just Cares For Me (By Nina Simone) 7w
94 (93) Solitude Standing (By Suzanne Vega) 32w
95 (95) Changing Faces - The Very Best Of 10cc And Godley And Creme (By 10cc And Godley And Creme) 18w
96 (RE) Wonderful Life (By Black) 13w
97 (98) Wow What A Party (By Various Artists) 2w
98 (RE) Picture Book (By Simply Red) 100w
99 (80) The Chart Show - Dance Hits '87 (By Various Artists) 5w
100 (100) Invisible Touch (By Genesis) 79w

UK Top 20 Radio Airplay Chart Week Ending 26 December 1987

01 (06) Alexander O'Neal - Criticize
02 (15) The Hooters - Satellite
03 (RE) Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
04 (17) Five Star - Somewhere Somebody
05 (NE) The Pogues & Kirsty McColl - Fairy Tale Of New York
06 (14) Level 42 - Children Say
07 (02) The Proclaimers - Letter From America
08 (12) U2 - In God's Country
09 (08) Rick Astley - When I Fall In Love
10 (03) Alison Moyet - Love Letters
11 (NE) Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
12 (01) Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
13 (NE) Mel & Kim - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
14 (07) Madonna - The Look Of Love
15 (18) T'Pau - China In Your Hand
16 (NE) Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
17 (NE) Stock, Aitken & Waterman - Packjammed
18 (16) Prince - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
19 (04) Shakin' Stevens- What Do You Make Those Eyes At Me For
20 (NE) Jellybean -Jingo
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post Dec 19 2017, 12:54 AM
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Classic xmas chart, although without The Pogues it would be just normal!!

Hugely appreciate the airplay chart tho - did not old xmas songs make the top 40?
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post Dec 19 2017, 02:30 AM
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QUOTE(ChristmasEve201 @ Dec 19 2017, 12:54 AM) *
Hugely appreciate the airplay chart tho - did not old xmas songs make the top 40?


At the time, the airplay chart was based on playlist reports from radio stations. So songs like "Merry Xmas Everybody" or "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" couldn't chart on the airplay chart unless it was playlisted on one of the big stations (Radio 1, 2, or Capital at the time).
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post Dec 19 2017, 07:36 AM
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Ah I see and i assume the audiences at each station wouldn't have been taken into account either?
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QUOTE(ChristmasEve201 @ Dec 19 2017, 07:36 AM) *
Ah I see and i assume the audiences at each station wouldn't have been taken into account either?


Pretty much. Music Week didn't switch to audience based airplay charts until 1993 if I recall correctly.
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post Dec 19 2017, 09:58 AM
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I can't find this chart, but the chart from the week before is available to listen to here: Part One / Part Two
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Two versions of the same song (When I Fall In Love) in the top ten, won't happen again until Wonderwall in December 1995

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Always On My Mind was such a great #1, one of the few christmas #1s that was actually better than the Pogues would have been...
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No way The Pogues would have been a fantastic no1!!
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Dec 19 2017, 01:27 PM) *
Two versions of the same song (When I Fall In Love) in the top ten, won't happen again until Wonderwall in December 1995


Yeh also happened in 2008 with the Hallelujahs!!
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Dec 19 2017, 09:40 PM) *
Always On My Mind was such a great #1, one of the few christmas #1s that was actually better than the Pogues would have been...


'We were beaten by two queens and a drum machine'.

Yes Pet Shop Boys' Always On My Mind is one of my favorite covers and is excellently produced and makes good use of dramatic orchestral synths (these were used in a lot of HI-NRG synthpop).

Anyway the fantastic imo House Arrest by Krush lower down the chart was to become a big hit in the New Year, and elsewhere in the world of dance, sadly 'Never Can Say Goodbye' was the last big hit for The Communards', although I suppose by this stage Hi-NRG had had its day and was passing out of style in favour of house.


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What's the actual difference between Hi NRG and house? The former was breaking through in late 1983/84!!
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What's the actual difference between Hi NRG and house? The former was breaking through in late 1983/84!!


The main difference in styles between Never Can Say Goodbye by The Communards (a Hi-NRG track) and The Only Way is Up by Yazz and The Plastic Population (a house track) is the repetitive bassline in the background in 'The Only Way Is Up' which makes it acid house.

Likewise on the sampling end of the spectrum the difference in style between Paul Hardcastle - Just For Money and Krush-House arrest (which do sound a similar sort style at first) is the faster hi-hat (or cymbal- like) beat in the background to 'House Arrest' which gives it a bit more pace and beat.

House basically has to contain the pacey beat that Hi-NRG had plus a repetitive bassline or other played rhythm to be called house.


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What was the first ever House hit?
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QUOTE(ChristmasEve201 @ Dec 20 2017, 10:26 PM) *
What was the first ever House hit?




#10 UK - August 1986.

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Good tune, it's the backing beats which make it house!!
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I would still call Hi-NRG a type of dance music though ratehr than pop as some may see it, even some of Depeche Mode's industrial genre stuff like 'Master and Servant' I would say was dance!

I have made a whole Spotify playlist of songs that I would consider (at least partly) 80s electronic dance btw: https://open.spotify.com/user/21hzkeo3eklmu...cX6Nm6MDnjsklJg

Btw, Steve201, where did you copy and paste your chart from? I was going to try and do a few Christmas chart analyses' for dan's thread now he has abandoned it mostly? But the OCC archives don't paste well.


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What would you call stuff like Human League then? It was electro-pop/new romantic - would you call it dance too?

I haven't done an xmas chart on here in 5 years as Dasher took over the countdowns.

I mainly got them from Everyhit.com (which isn't totally accurate) or I suppose from OCC!
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QUOTE(ChristmasEve201 @ Dec 21 2017, 12:32 PM) *
What would you call stuff like Human League then? It was electro-pop/new romantic - would you call it dance too?


The danciest Human League song is 'Being Boiled' I think, especially when the beat properly gets going, it does remind me a bit of the style of the instrumental of 1988 acid house song 'Beat Dis' by Bomb the Bass but not quite as much of a beat as that.

'Don't You Want Me' is the least dancey of the Don't You Want Me/Tainted Love/Don't Go/Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These group of upbeat early 80s synthpop songs for me.

A lot of the 80s upbeat synthpop songs do sound at least if not more dancey to me than modern future bass songs like 'Silence' by marshmello and Khalid or Martin Garrix ft Bebe Rexha - In the Name Of Love which are deemed dance now! ohmy.gif









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True like, I always consider it the dance of that era!
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