THIS WEEK IN 1988.
Elsewhere in the charts were Kylie Minogue with Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi, The Christians with Harvest For The World, and Deacon Blue with Real Gone Kid.
New entries included Yazz with Stand Up For Your Love Rights, and the Art Of Noise and Tom Jones with Kiss.
Number 1 album DIRE Straits with Money For Nothing was at the top 25 years ago.
Fronted by Geordie boy Mark Knopfler, this was the band's greatest hits offering.
It sold 6.6 million copies in Europe and one million in the United States.
Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk and blues.
The band represented the more rootsy influence that emerged out of pub rock.
At the movies THE film Mystic Pizza was out this week.
Starring Julia Roberts, the film tells of three teenage girls who come of age while working at a pizza parlour in Mystic, Connecticut, a real-life location. With the exception of a few exterior shots of downtown Mystic, most of the film was shot in nearby Rhode Island.
In the news THREE IRA supporters are found guilty of conspiracy to murder in connection with a plot to kill Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Tom King.
BRITISH Rail announces a 21% rise in the cost of long distance season tickets.
PRIME Minister Margaret Thatcher presses for freedom for the people of Poland on her visit to Gdansk.
World of sport BBC 1's popular quiz show Question Of Sport this week featured the two captains Ian Botham and Bill Beaumont. The other contestants were sprinter Linford Christie, boxer Duke McKenzie, swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, and hockey player Imran Sherwani.
The show was hosted by the late David Coleman.
It was first broadcast in 1968.