14/05/87 (Gary Davies)
Johnny Hates Jazz – “Shattered Dreams” (18)
Getting the 1213th show underway with what would be their only top ten hit when it peaked at number 5.
The Cult – “Lil’ Devil” (11) (video)
Looking a bit like Adam Ant and sounding a bit like Mick Jagger, this was the band's biggest hit and it was now at its peak.
Europe – “Carrie” (22) (video)
Also at its peak.
Labi Siffre – “(Something Inside) So Strong” (4)
A second studio performance but Labi's final to 40 hit got no higher.
Wet Wet Wet – “Wishing I Was Lucky” (21) (breaker)
Became their first of thirteen top ten hits when it peaked at number 6.
Cameo – “Back & Forth” (13) (breaker)
Peaked at number 11.
Tom Jones – “A Boy From Nowhere” (3)
Singing a live vocal in the studio and the song went up one more place.
Starship – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (1) (video)
At 47 years old, Grace Slick was at the time the oldest woman to sing on a number one hit, and this was her second of four weeks at the top.
Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction – “Prime Mover” (24) (video/credits)
Crikey! Bon Jovi meets the Rocky Horror Show! This was their only top 40 hit and it peaked at number 18.
May 21st is up next.