Number One Magazine

Number One was a British magazine dealing with pop music. It ran for nine years, mostly during the 1980s and was aimed at a mainly teenage market.

 

The magazine was published weekly and ran from May 1983 to February 1992. It was intended as direct competition to Smash Hits, which was at its peak at the time. Although Number One contained fewer pages and less colour (at a similar price), the magazine claimed "our strength is our weekliness". One of the most popular aspects was that it published the singles and albums charts every week (obviously not possible for the fortnightly Smash Hits). Until 1990 however, these were the unofficial Network Charts (1985 - 1990). Previously the magazine had used the NME Top 75 singles & albums (March 1983 - December 1984). From October 1990, the full official Top 75 Chart was used until the magazine's demise. It was at this time that BBC Magazines took over publishing from IPC Magazines. When Number One came to an end in 1992, it was incorporated into the BBC's Fast Forward. The magazine's demise went unannounced - the final issue carried details of the features and interviews that would appear in the next issue, but remained unpublished.

 

 

Unlike Smash Hits, Number One made no secret of the fact the two were in direct competition and would very often refer to said magazine as "Sm*shed Tw*ts" and other less flattering terms. The approach it took to feature writing was more personal, in that the writers would show more of their own character and were not afraid to criticise their interviewees, where Smash Hits would remain more neutral. In the end Smash Hits won out due to its higher page count and glossier appearance, while remaining at a similar price to Number One. By early 1990 Number One was selling in excess of 130,000 copies per issue, but this paled in comparison to Smash Hits' 780.000 per issue

 

This Page has the 1987 Issues that are available.

Page 39 - Number One - Issue 206 - 30th

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Morten Harkett (A-Ha)

Centre Spread 1 - Nick Berry

Centre Spread 2 - Spitting Image

Back Cover - Tom Cruise (Top Gun)

 

Interviews and Features:

The Ups and Downs Of '86

The Year In Pictures

Madonna

Erasure

Morten Harkett (A-Ha)

Readers Poll

Spitting Image

Quiz Of The Year

Rosie Vela

Rick Parfitt - (Status Quo) Intimate Details

Jacki Graham

Nick Vs Nick - Kamen or Berry

Song Lyrics:

Swing Out Sister - Surrender

Rosie Vela - Magic Smile

Stranglers - Big In America

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Because Of You

Loose Ends - Nights Of Pleasure

Lionel Richie - Ballerina Girl

Paul McCartney - Only Love Remains

Paul simon - The Boy In The Bubble

Elkie Brooks - No More the Fool

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Pet Shop Boys

Centre Spread 1 - Billy Idol

Centre Spread 2 - Spandau Ballet

Back Cover - Jimmy Somerville

 

Interviews and Features:

Mandy Smith

Pet Shop Boys

Pepsi and Shirlie

Robbie Nevil

Madonna

Gary Moore

Michael J Fox

Michael Jackson

Kool and the Gang - Live

Bucks Fizz - Live

 

Song Lyrics:

Dead Or Alive - Something In My House

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Wheels

      On Fire

The Style Council - It Didn't Matter

Run DMC - You Be 'Illin'

Vesta Williams - Once Bitten Twice Shy

Taffy - I Love My Radio

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Curiosity Killed The Cat

Centre Spread 1 - Bon Jovi

Centre Spread 2 - Nick Kamen

Back Cover - Pete Burns

 

Interviews and Features:

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Nick Kamen

Blow Monkeys

Europe

Alison Moyet

Rosie Vela

Beastie Boys

Robbie Nevil

Pretenders

The Daintees

 

Song Lyrics:

Randy Crawford - Almaz

Stevie Wonder - Stranger On The Shore

     Of Love

UB40 - Rat In Mi Kitchen

The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The

     World Unite

Mick Karn and David Sylvian - Bouy

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Simon Le Bon

      (Duran Duran)

Centre Spread 1 - Pepsi and Shirlie

Centre Spread 2 - Tom Crusie

Back Cover - Nick Kamen

 

Interviews and Features:

Duran Duran

The Jets

Rosie Vela and Suzanne Vega

The Bangles

Timbuck 3

Julian Cope 

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Taffy

The Mission

Level 42

Michael Jackson

 

Song Lyrics:

Duran Duran - Skin Trade

Five Star - Stay Out Of My Life

The Jets - Crush On You

Carly Simon - Coming Around Again

China Crisis - Best Kept Secret

The Damned - Gigolo

Cover Pic - Adrian Boot

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Curiosity Killed The Cat

Centre Spread 1 - Bananarama

Centre Spread 2 - Five Star

Back Cover - Mark King (Level 42)

 

Interviews and Features:

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Mental As Anything

The Jets

The Christians

Man 2 Man

The Damned

The Cult

Jon Bon Jovi vs Joey Tempest

Fuzzbox

 

Song Lyrics:

Mental As Anything - Live It Up

Level 42 - Running In The Family

Simply Red - The Right Thing

Percy Sledge - when A Man Loves A

     Woman

Communards - You Are My World

Erasure - It Doesn't Have To Be

Freddie Jackson - Have You Ever Loved

Gwen Guthrie - Good To Go Lover

Icicle Works - Evangeline

Cover Pic - James Morgan

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Nick Kamen

Centre Spread 1 - Nick Kamen

Centre Spread 2 - Beastie Boys

Back Cover - Ian Astbury (The Cult)

 

Interviews and Features:

Nick Kamen

Boy George

Eurythmics

Alison Moyet

Simply Red

Brother Beyond

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Cyndi Lauper - Live

Song Lyrics:

Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender

Anthrax - I Am The Law

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Watching

     The Wildlife

Alison Moyet - Weak In The Presence

     of Beauty

Gary Moore - Wild Frontier

Jackie Wilson - The Sweetest Feeling

Debbie Harry - Free To Fall

Billy Idol - Don't Need A Gun

Prince - Sign Of The Times

Cover Pic - Tim Roney

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Janet Jackson

Centre Spread  - Boy George

Back Cover - Madonna

 

Interviews and Features:

Janet Jackson

Fine Young Cannibals

Berlin

U2

Level 42 - Levi's Competition

River Phoenix

Curiosity Killed The Cat

The Cult - Live

Song Lyrics:

Ferry Aid - Let It Be

The Big Supreme - Please Yourself

Robbie Nevil - Dominoes

U2 - With Or Without You

Club Nouveau - Lean On Me

Ruby Turner - I Would Rather Go Blind

Style Council - Waiting

Janet Jackson - Let's Wait A While

Terrence Trent D'Arby - If You Let Me Stay

Cover Pic - George Bodnar

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Joey Tempest (Europe)

Centre Spread 1  - Terrence Trent D'Arby

Centre Spread 2 - David Bowie

Back Cover - Bono (U2)

 

Interviews and Features:

Europe

Bryan Adams

The Blow Monkeys

The Cure

Kim Wilde

Prince

Whitesnake

AIDS Benefit - with Wham

Song Lyrics:

Europe - Carrie

Five Star - The Slightest Touch

The Pogues with the Dubliners - The Irish

     Rover

The Cure - Why Can't I Be You

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive

Issue 201 - 25th April 1987

 

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Cover Pic - Mike Prior

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Five Star

Centre Spread 1  - Jon Bon Jovi

Centre Spread 2 - Ben Volpeliere

                         (Curiosity Killed The Cat)

Centre Spread 3 - Duran Duran

Back Cover - Kim Wilde and Junior

 

Interviews and Features:

Five Star

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Madonna

The Bangles

Paul King

No. 73

Gary Numan

Beastie Boys - Live

Song Lyrics:

That Petrol Emotion - Big Decision

Fleetwood Mac - Big Love

Tom Jones - The Boy From Nowhere

The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow

Swing Out Sister - Twilight World

Elvis Presley - Ain't That Lovin' You Baby

Labi Siffre - (Something Inside) So Strong

Issue 203 - 9th May 1987

Free Stickers (See Below)

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Duran Duran

Centre Spread 1  - Madonna

Centre Spread 2 - The Damned

Centre Spread 3 - The Jets

Back Cover - Glen and Chris

 

Interviews and Features:

Pop Parents

Tom Jones

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Sly Dunbar - Intimate Details

Duran Duran

Robbie Nevil

Rikki

Kirk Brandon

The Smiths

Love 'N' Money

The Cure

Song Lyrics:

Cameo - Back And Forth

The Cult - Lil' Devil

Westworld - Banana Bamboo

Spear Of Destiny - Never Take Me Alive

Depeche Mode - Strangelove

Level 42 - To Be With You Again

Gary Moore - Friday On My Mind

Issue 205 - 23rd May 1987

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Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Beastie Boys

Centre Spread 1  - Whitney Houston

Centre Spread 2 - Europe

Centre Spread 3 - Jesus And Mary Chain

Back Cover - Johnny Hates Jazz

 

Interviews and Features:

Beastie Boys

Judy Boucher

Depeche Mode

The Fall

Marillion

Go West

Westworld

Robbie Nevil

Queen

Song Lyrics:

UB40 - Watchdogs

Zodiac Mindwarp - Prime Mover

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With

     Somebody

Donna Allen - Serious

Simply Red - Infidelity

Nick Kamen - Nobody Else

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - George Michael

Centre Spread 1  - Swing Out Sister

Centre Spread 2 -George Michael

Back Cover - Whitney Houston

 

Interviews and Features:

George Michael

Pepsi and Shirlie

Jon Moss

Jody Watley

Boy George

The Housemartins

The Damned

Marc Bolan

Act

Beastie Boys

Song Lyrics:

The Housemartins - Five Get Overexcited

Georgia Satellites - Battleship Chains

Sam Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now

Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now

Beastie Boys - No Sleep Til Brooklyn

Bruce Willis - Under The Boardwalk

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Ian McCulloch

              (Echo and the Bunnymen)

Centre Spread 1  - U2

Centre Spread 2 - Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)

Back Cover - Whitney Houston

 

Interviews and Features:

Crowded House

Broken English

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Donna Allen - Intimate Details

Pet Shop Boys

Suzanne Vega

Hue And Cry

Echo and the Bunnymen

Erasure

The Prince's Trust

Song Lyrics:

Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend

Echo and the Bunnymen - The Game

U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm

     Looking For

Alison Moyet - Ordinary Girl

Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

Cover Pic - Martin Haggerty

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Bananarama

Centre Spread 1  - Terrence Trent D'Arby

Centre Spread 2 - Mel and Kim

Back Cover - Bono (U2)

 

Interviews and Features:

Bananarama

Five Star

Sam Fox

David Bowie

Chris Rea

Crowded House

The Soup Dragons

Princess

Errol Brown - Intimate Details

Song Lyrics:

Shakin' Stevens - A Little Boogie Woogie

Ultravox - All In One Day

Atlantic Starr - Always

Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour

Billy Idol - Sweet Sixteen

Soup Dragons - Can't Take No More

Princess - Red Hot

Cliff Richard - My Pretty One

Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Madonna

Centre Spread 1  - Tim Dalton

Centre Spread 2 - Sam Fox

Back Cover - Morten Harket (A-Ha)

 

Interviews and Features:

Network 7

Madonna

Paul Zone

Cliff Richard

Bond Quiz

Whitesnake

Sinitta

Sport Aid

Michael Jackson

Genesis - Live

Wet Wet Wet - Live

Song Lyrics:

Mel and Kim - F.L.M.

Freddie McGregor - Don't Wanna Be

     Lonely

The Christians - Hooverville

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Boy George

Centre Spread 1  - Philip Scofield

Centre Spread 2 - Wet Wet Wet

Centre Spread 3 - Michael Jackson

Back Cover - Gilbert The Alien

Interviews and Features:

Boy George

Freddie McGregor

Bruce Willis

Robbie Nevil

Hue and Cry

Sam Fox

Los Lobos

Casio Competition

Marillion - Live

Terrence Trent D'Arby - Live

Song Lyrics:

Sinitta - Toy Boy

Luther Vandross - I Really Didn't Mean it

Robbie Nevil - Wot's It To Ya?

Sam Fox - I Surrender

Judy Boucher - You Caught My Eye

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Whitney Houston

Centre Spread 1  - Beastie Boys

Centre Spread 2 - Jon Bon Jovi

Centre Spread 3 - Steadman (Five Star)

Back Cover - Terrence Trent D'Arby

 

Interviews and Features:

Whitney Houston

The Roxy

Spagna

Aled Jones

Elvis Presley

Brother Beyond

Kim Wilde

Song Lyrics:

Prince - U Got That Look

Def Leppard - Animal

Westworld - Where The Action Is

Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Then Jerico

Centre Spread 1  - Kim Wilde

Centre Spread 2 - Delroy (Five Star)

Back Cover - Hue and Cry

 

Interviews and Features:

Then Jerico

Brookside

Chris Finch

Danny Wilson

Five Star

Chrissie Hynde

Rick Astley

Wet Wet Wet

Poison

Whitney Houston - Live

Song Lyrics:

The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma

The Temptations - Papa Was A

      Rolling Stone

Bon Jovi - Never Say Goodbye

Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done

      To Deserve This

Five Star - Whenever You're Ready

The Cult - Wildflower

Issue 221 - 12th September 1987

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Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Five Star

Centre Spread 1  - Don Johnson

Centre Spread 2 - Deniece (Five Star)

Back Cover - Michael Jackson

 

Interviews and Features:

Five Star

Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz)

Transvision Vamp

Black

Rick Astley

Then Jerico

Depeche Mode

The Primitives

Cliff Richard

Wembley - who played this summer

Wacaday

The Cult

Pardon - Quiz

The Fat Boys

Song Lyrics:

The Fat Boys - Wipe-out

Johnny Hates Jazz - I Don't Want To

     Be A Hero

U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name

Squeeze - Hourglass

Issue 223 - 26th September 1987

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Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Michael Jackson

Centre Spread 1  - Ben (Curiosity Killed

                                     The Cat)

Centre Spread 2 - Jon Bon Jovi

Back Cover - Nick Kamen

 

Interviews and Features:

Michael Jackson

Bananarama

Matthew (Karel Fialka)

Five Star

level 42

The Communards

Luther Vandross

Hue and Cry

Gene Loves Jezebel

Bad News

Def Leppard - Live

Jesus and Mary Chain - Live

Song Lyrics:

Madonna - Causing A Commotion

Curiosity Killed The Cat - Free

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Terrence Trent D'Arby

Centre Spread 1  - John Barnes

Centre Spread 2 - Pepsi and Shirlie

Back Cover - Janet Jackson

 

Interviews and Features:

Battle Of The Giants

Then Jerico

Five Star in America

The Cure

Terrence Trent D'Arby

Shakin' Stevens

The Brattie Pack

Sisters Of Mercy

Are You Britain's Greatest Pop Fan?

Hue and Cry - Live

Song Lyrics:

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me

LL Cool J - I Need Love

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - George Michael

Centre Spread 1  - Shakin' Stevens

Centre Spread 2 - Eddie Murphy

Back Cover - John 'Jellybean' Benitez

 

Interviews and Features:

The Name Escapes Me

George Michael

Pet Shop Boys

Radio Scruples

Whitney Houston

Scarlet Fantastic

Splash

Blue Mercedes

Wet Wet Wet

You Wanna Be A Pop Star

The Communards - Live

Song Lyrics:

George Michael - Faith

Bananarama - Love In The First Degree

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Mark Shaw (Then Jerico)

Centre Spread 1  - The Jets

Centre Spread 2 - Sting

Back Cover - Erasure

 

Interviews and Features:

Then Jerico

Eurythmics

Guy Fawkes

INXS

Cameo

The No.1 Party

True romance Special with T'Pau

Maxi Priest

Westworld

Living In A Box

Ben Elton

Style Council

U2

George Michael

Famous For 15 Minutes

Song Lyrics:

Then Jerico - Muscle Deep

Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies

Style Council; - Wanted

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Mel Smith and Kim Wilde

Centre Spread 1  - Patrick Swayze

Centre Spread 2 - Carol Decker (T'Pau)

Back Cover - Latoyah Jackson

 

Interviews and Features:

Dance Aid

Radio One At Play

Desireless

Mel Smith and Kim Wilde

Freddie Mercury

Voice Of The Beehive

Communards

Janet Jackson Superfan - Michelle Jaram

Boy George

The Jets

Eric B and Rakim

Bad News

Glen Goldsmith

Song Lyrics:

Whitney Houston - So Emotional

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Boy George

Centre Spread 1  - Clark Datchler

                      (Johnny Hates Jazz)

Centre Spread 2 - Lou Diamond Phillips

Back Cover - Mel Smith, Kim Wilde and

                          Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

Interviews and Features:

Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew)

Boy George

Pet Shop Boys Superfan - Andie Murphy

What Will Be The Christmas Number One

Def Leppard

Zodiac Mindwarp

The Housemartins

Maxi Priest

Rick Astley

Records Of the Year

Alexander O'Neal

Song Lyrics:

Proclaimers - Letter From America

Cutting Crew - I've Been In Love Before

Alexander O'Neal - Criticize

The Hooters - Satellite

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Madonna

Centre Spread - A-Ha (On The Road)

Back Cover - Alison Moyet

 

Interviews and Features:

Madonna

Bangles

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Gap Band

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Swing Out Sister

The The

A-Ha - Live

UB40 - Live

Kim Wilde - Live

 

Song Lyrics:

Bangles - Walking Down your Street

Curiosity Killed The Cat - Down To Earth

Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child

Berlin - You Don't Know

Pepsi and Shirlie - Heartache

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Swing Out Sister

Centre Spread 1 - Wayne Hussey

         (The Mission)

Centre Spread 2 - The Bangles

Back Cover - Nick Kamen

 

Interviews and Features:

Swing Out Sister

Europe

Run DMC

Dee C Lee

Iggy Pop

Berlin

George Michael

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Live

Berlin - Live

 

Song Lyrics:

Blow Monkeys - It doesn't Have to Be

      This Way

Julian Cope - Trampolene

The Mission - Wastland

Eighth Wonder - Will You Remember

Girl Talk - Falling For You

Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait

Jermaine Stewart - Don't Ever Leave Me

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Bon Jovi

Centre Spread 1 - Corrine

     (Swing Out Sister)

Centre Spread 2 - Curiosity Killed The Cat

Back Cover - Terri Nunn (Berlin)

 

Interviews and Features:

George Michael

Bon Jovi

Hugh Cornwell

Drum Theatre

Mick Khan

Paul Weller

Five Star

Moonlighting

Siouxsie

 

Song Lyrics:

Paul Young - Why Does A Man Have To

     Be Strong?

Sam Moore and Lou Reed - Soul Man

Eric Clapton - Behind The Mask

Red Box - Heart Of The Sun

Timbuck 3 - Future's So Bright

A-Ha - Manhattan Skyline

Cover Pic - Patrick Quigley / Retna

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Doctor Robert

Centre Spread 1 - The Smiths

Centre Spread 2 - Doctor Robert

Back Cover - Pepsi and Shirlie

 

Interviews and Features:

Music Biz Awards

Doctor Robert

Bananarama

A-Ha

Luther Vandross

Duran Duran

Mantronix

George Michael

Kirk Brandon - Intimate Details

Queen - Video

Arcadia - Video

Song Lyrics:

Bananarama - Trick Of The Night

The Cult - Love Removal Machine

Ben E. King - Stand By Me

Nick Kamen - Loving You Is Sweeter

    Than Ever

Mantronix - Who Is It

Cover Pic - George Bodnar / Relay

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Joey Tempest (Europe)

Centre Spread 1 - Curiosity Killed The Cat

Centre Spread 2 - Joey Tempest (Europe)

Back Cover - Mathew Broderick

 

Interviews and Features:

Europe

The Cult

Anthrax

Mel and Kim

Beastie Boys

Mick Jones (BAD)

Style Council

A-Ha - Quiz

Best Disco In Town

Microdisney

Song Lyrics:

View From The Hill - I'm No Rebel

Paul Johnson - When Love Comes Calling

World Party - Ship Of Fools

Beastie Boys - Fight For The Right

BAD - V Thirteen

Boy George - Everything I Own

Mel and Kim - Respectable

Cover Pic - George Bodnar / Relay

Pages -  48   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Mel and Kim

Centre Spread 1 - Mel and Kim

Centre Spread 2 - Jon Bon Jovi

Back Cover - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

 

Interviews and Features:

Mel and Kim

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Beastie Boys

Five Star

Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew)

Bruce Willis

The Cult

Terrence Trent D'Arby

Freddie Mercury

Dee Jay Championships

Song Lyrics:

Lone Justice - I Found Love

Cyndi Lauper - What's Goin' On

Cutting Crew - One For The Mocking-Bird

The Mission - Severina

Genesis - Tonight, Tonight, Tonight

The Rainmakers - Let My People Go-Go

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - David Bowie

Centre Spread 1 - Bon Jovi

Centre Spread 2 - Boy George and

                                   Nick Kamen

Back Cover - Mel and Kim

 

Interviews and Features:

David Bowie

Nick Kamen

Thompson Twins

Janet Jackson

The Rainmakers

The Mission - Live

Song Lyrics:

Whitesnake - Still Of the Night

David Bowie - Day-In Day-Out

Peter Gabriel - Big Time

Fine Young Cannibals - Ever Fallen

    In Love

Thompson Twins - Get That Love

Curiosity Killed The Cat - Ordinary Day

Bryan Adams - In The Heat Of The Night

Siouxsie and the Banshees - The

     Passenger

Blow Monkey - Out With Her

Issue 200 - 18th April 1987

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Cover Pic - Adrian Boot

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Curiosity Killed The Cat

Centre Spread 1 - Five Star

Centre Spread 2 - The Bangles

Back Cover - George Michael and

                          Boy George

 

Interviews and Features:

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Bon Jovi

The Blow Monkeys

Janet Jackson

Happy Birthday No.1

Club Nouveau

Song Lyrics:

Spear Of Destiny - Never Take Me Alive

Living In A Box - Living In A Box

Dead Or Alive - Hooked On Love

Kim Wilde and Junior - Another Step

Maxi Priest - Let Me Know

Starship - Nothing's gonna Stop Us Now

Judy Boucher - Can't be With You Tonight

Gary Numan - Radio Heart

Issue 202 - 2nd May 1987

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Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - The Jets

Centre Spread 1 - Five Star

Centre Spread 2 - The Cult

Centre Spread 3 - Mark King (level 42)

Back Cover - Tom Jones

 

Interviews and Features:

Wet Wet Wet

The Jets

Chris and Glen - Intimate Details

Swing Out Sister

Tina Turner

The Cure

Julian Cope

Bon Jovi

Westworld

Paul Simon - Live

Erasure - Live

Song Lyrics:

Wet Wet Wet - Wishing I Was Lucky

The Jets - Curiosity

Chris and Glen - Diamond Lights

Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams

David Essex - Myfanwy

The Damned - Alone Again Or

The Bangles - Following

Duran Duran - Meet El Presidente

Issue 204 - 16th May 1987

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Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Jesus And Mary Chain

Centre Spread 1 - Kirk Brandon

Centre Spread 2 - Wet Wet Wet

Centre Spread 3 - Zodizc Mindwarp

Back Cover - Westworld

 

Interviews and Features:

Hoddle and Woddle

Jesus And Mary Chain

Robin Campbell (UB40) - Intimate Details

Johnny Hates Jazz

Mel and Kim

Duran Duran

Mental As Anything

Toyah

Chart Show

OMD

It's Wicked

Song Lyrics:

Go West - I Want to \hear It From You

Cary Johnson - Real Fashion Reggae

King Kurt - Ring Dang Do

Doris Day - Move Over Darling

John Farnham - You're The Voice

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Fish

Centre Spread 1 - Erasure

Centre Spread 2 - Mike Hucknall

                                    (Simply Red)

Centre Spread 3 - Beastie Boys with

                                    Hurricane

Back Cover - Suzanne Vega

 

Interviews and Features:

Beastie Boys

Nick Kamen

Belouis Some

Montreux Rock Festival

Zodiac Mindwarp

Fish

Sam Fox

Johnny Hates Jazz

Whitney Houston - Intimate Details

Song Lyrics:

Pepsi and Shirlie - Goodbye Stranger

Paul Carrack - Walk In The Room

Marillion - Incommunicardo

Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love

The Housemartins - Five Get Over Excited

Georgia Satellites - Battleship Chains

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet)

Centre Spread 1 - Pepsi and Shirlie

Centre Spread 2 - Boy George

Centre Spread 3 - Beastie Boys

Back Cover - Larry Blackmon (Cameo)

 

Interviews and Features:

George Michael

Wet Wet Wet

Age of Chance

Bruce Springsteen

ABC

David Jensen

Carol Hitchcock

U2

Song Lyrics:

Boy George - Keep Me In Mind

Run DMC - It's Tricky

Whitesnake - Is This Love

Mint Juleps - Every Kind Of People

Suzanne Vega - Luka

Erasure - Victims of Love

Blow Monkeys - The Day After You

ABC - When Smokey Sings

Carol Hichcock - Get Ready

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Mel and Kim

Centre Spread 1 - Pet Shop Boys

Centre Spread 2 - Robert Smith

                                   (The Cure)

Centre Spread 3 - Michael J Fox

Back Cover - Billy Idol

 

Interviews and Features:

Mel and Kim

Echo and the Bunnymen

Terrence Trent D'Arby

Bryan Adams

John Farnham - Intimate Details

U2

Then Jerico

Michael Davidson

Marillion

Jody Watley

Song Lyrics:

Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle

Herb and Janet - Diamonds

Pet Shop Boys - i\t's A Sin

Terrence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well

A-Ha - Living Daylights

Living In A Box - Scales Of Justice

Gary Numan - London Times

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Terrence Tent D'Arby

Centre Spread 1 - Madonna

Centre Spread 2 - Living In A Box

Centre Spread 3 - Curiosity Killed The Cat

Back Cover - Janet Jackson

 

Interviews and Features:

Terrence Trent D'Arby

Shakin' Stevens

A-Ha

Deacon Blue

Black

The Christians

Whitney v Janet

Captital Festival - Live

Peter Gabriel - Live

Song Lyrics:

David Bowie - Time Will Crawl

Black - Sweetest Smile

The Cure - Catch

Anthrax - Indians

Heart - Alone

Cover Pic - Mike Prior

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Wet Wet Wet

Centre Spread 1 - Bananarama

Centre Spread 2 - Black

Centre Spread 3 - Terrence Trent D'Arby

Back Cover - A-Ha and Maryam  D'Abo

 

Interviews and Features:

Wet Wet Wet

Heart

Sly and Robbie

Mel and Kim

Black

Boy George

Swing Out Sister

Kane Gang

Song Lyrics:

Wet Wet Wet - Sweet Little Mystery

Boy George - Sold

Beastie Boys - She's On It

Madonna - Who's That Girl

Peter Gabriel - Red Rain

Hue and Cry - Labour Of Love

Gap Band - Oops Upside Your Head

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Michael Jackson

Centre Spread 1 - Robert Smith

                                 (The Cure)

Centre Spread 2 - Whitney Houston

Back Cover - Superman

 

Interviews and Features:

Michael Jackson

Westworld

Bruce Willis v Don Johnson

Echo and the Bunnymen

Level 42

Def Leppard

Mega Quiz

Taffy

Song Lyrics:

Michael and Siedah - I Just Can't Stop Loving You

Spagna - Call Me

Anitia Dobson - Talking Of Love

Echo and the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar

New Order - True Faith

Pseudo Echo - Funky Town

Cover Pic - Paul Cox

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Madonna

Centre Spread 1 - Lorraine (Five Star)

Centre Spread 2 - Then Jerico

Centre Spread 3 - Bruce Willis

Back Cover - Michael Jackson

 

Interviews and Features:

Madonna - Live

Rick Astley - Intimate Details

Hue and Cry

Five Star

Thomas Lang

Imagination

Sinitta

Siouxsie

The David Jenson Column

Pseudo Echo

Brookside

Motley Crue

Song Lyrics:

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Then Jerico - The Motive

Wax - Building A Bridge To Your Heart

The Jesus and The Mary Chain - Happy

      When It Rains

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Madonna

Centre Spread 1 - Morten (A-Ha)

Centre Spread 2 - Doris (Five Star)

Back Cover - Pet Shop Boys

 

Interviews and Features:

Madonna

Pat Leonard

Bruce Willis

Rick Astley

T'Pau

Bruno Brooks

Heart

Coronation Street

Madonna - The Movie

The Kid Jensen Column

The Donington Monsters Of Rock - Live

Song Lyrics:

Black - Wonderful Life

Kim Wilde - Say You Really Want Me

Issue 222 - 19th September 1987

 

Free Key-Ring (See Below)

Cover Pic - Mike Prior

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Pepsi and Shirlie

Centre Spread 1 - Mark Shaw 

                                  (Then Jerico)

Centre Spread 2 - Rick Astley

Back Cover - Mark King (Level 42)

 

Interviews and Features:

Pepsi and Shirlie

Bruce Willis

Johnny Hates Jazz

Five Star

Housemartins

Oldland and Mantano

Kid Jensen

ABC

Sport Aid - Live

Stevie Wonder - Live

Song Lyrics:

Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down

      Again

Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer

Michael Jackson - Bad

Johnathan Butler - Lies

Issue 224 - 3rd October 1987

Pop Star Secrets Booklet

(See Below)

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Living In A Box

Centre Spread 1 - Michael Jackson

Centre Spread 2 - Larry Mullen (U2)

Back Cover - Jonathan Ross

 

Interviews and Features:

Jellybean Benitez

Living In A Box

Curiosity Killed The Cat

LL Cool J

Five Star

Mandy Smith

Radio One

Gary Numan

So You Wanna Be A Pop Star

David Jensen Column

Then Jerico - Live

Song Lyrics:

Luther Vandross - Stop To Love

Pepsi and Shirlie - Can't Give Me Love

Communards - Tomorrow

Level 42 - It's Over

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Five Star

Centre Spread 1 - George Michael

Centre Spread 2 - Pet Shop Boys

Back Cover - Duran Duran and

                         David Bowie

 

Interviews and Features:

Five Star

Kirk Brandon

Erasure

Phillip Schofield and Sarah Greene

Steve Walsh

Jonathan Ross v Dame Edna

Bananarama

Lloyd Cole

Dinosaurs - The Old Stars In Our Charts

Bee Gees

Cameo - Live

Song Lyrics:

Was Not Was - Walk The Dinosaur

Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding - Full

                         Metal Jacket

Erasure - The Circus

Terrence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister

Bee Gees - You Win Again

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Scarlet Fantastic

Centre Spread 1 - Whitney Houston

Centre Spread 2 - Michael Jackson and

                               Jon Bon Jovi

Back Cover - George Michael

 

Interviews and Features:

Rick Astley

Jacko's Spook Party

Scarlet Fantastic

The Alarm

Black

The Cure

Lyric Crazy

Eat the Rich

Going Live

Song Lyrics:

Rick Astley - Whenever You Need

                       Somebody

Scarlet Fantastic - No Memory

Eurythmics - Beethoven

Pet Shop Boys - Rent

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Rick Astley

Centre Spread 1 - Bananarama

Centre Spread 2 - Robert Smith (Cure)

Back Cover - Paul Weller

 

Interviews and Features:

George Michael

All About Eve

Rick Astley

Boy George Superfan - Becky Patrick

Mistaken Identity

Stevie Wonder

Maxi Priest

Heartbeat

Echo and the Bunnymen - Live

Song Lyrics:

Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe -

                     Barcelona

Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye

The Smiths - I Started Something I

                          Couldn't Finish

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  64   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Carol Decker (T'Pau)

Centre Spread - Live Aid (1985)

Back Cover - Gary Davis

 

Interviews and Features:

The Proclaimers

T'Pau

Bruce Willis Superfan - Lorraine Ashard

Bros

The Smiths

Pete Wylie

Barry White and Bobby Womack

Johnny Hates Jazz

Top 100 Selling Singles from last 20 Years

Song Lyrics:

Boy George - To Be Reborn

The Proclaimers - letter From America

Janet Jackson - Funny How Time Flies

T'Pau - China In Your Hands

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  64   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Clarke Datchler

                           (Johnny Hates Jazz)

Centre Spread 1 - Blue Mercedes

Centre Spread 2 - Wet Wet Wet

Back Cover - Advert

 

Interviews and Features:

Johnny Hates Jazz

Michael Jackson

ABC

The Christians

Five Star

The Hooters

The Proclaimers

Pepsi and Shirlie

Aled Jones

Sam Fox Superfan - Gareth Davies 

Song Lyrics:

Shakin' Stevens - What Do You Want to

       Me Those Eyes At Me For?

Five Star - Somewhere Somebody

Paul McCartney - Once Upon A Long Ago

Michael Jackson - The Way You Make

                               Me Feel

Blue Mercedes - I Want To Be Your

                                Property

Issue 235 and 236 - 19th December and 26th December 1987

Cover Pic - (Unknown)

Pages -  56   Price - 45p

 

Front Cover - Mark Shaw, Carol Decker, Rick Astley, Curiosity Killed The Cat,

George Michael, Philip Schofield,

Kim Wilde, Pepsi and Shirlie

Centre Spread 1  - Curiosity Killed

                                 The Cat

Centre Spread 2 - Carol Decker (T'Pau)

Back Cover - Rick Astley

 

Interviews and Features:

Lola Lush - Christmas Party

Christmas Cards from the Stars

Kim Wilde

Christmas Carols

Simply Red

Shakin' Stevens Superfan - Diane Burgess

Jacko;'s Christmas Stocking

Wet Wet Wet

The Pogues

The Housemartins

Diamond Awards Festival

The No.1 Game

The Great No.1 Christmas Quiz

David Jensen's Christmas Message

Your Christmas Messages

Christmas TV

Christmas 1987 - The Stars Speak

Released in the Summer of 1987 this 76 Page Summer Special was packed with various interviews, Trivia and Posters.

 

For Contents Of Summer Special click the Link below to take you to the Number One Specials Page and scroll down to the relevant Special.

 

Number One Specials

1988 Annual

Do Not Have Can You Help

Relesed in September / October of 1987 for the Christmas Market.

 

Number One Yearbook

Free Stuff

From time to Time Number One Magazine gave away Free Items to it's Readers. 

Below are examples of the items given away in 1987.

Free Booklet

Number One Magazine gave away a Free Intimate Details Booklet with issue number 200 with a cover date of

18th April 1987.

 

The booklet gave details on an artist such as Nickname, Hair Colour and Height to name a few.

 

The artists featured were as follows:

 

1 - Dr Robert

2 - George Michael

3 - Holly Johnson

4 - Ben Volpeliere Pierrot

5 - Sam Fox

6 - John Bon Jovi

7 - Tony Hadley

8 - Morten Harket

9 - Neil Tennent

10 - Nick Kamen

11 - Owen Paul

12 - Michael J Fox

13 - Billy Idol

14 - Joey Tempest

15 - Mel and Kim

 

You can click the link below to take you to the issue where you can read it in full including the booklet.

 

Intimate Details Booklet

 

 

Free Poster

Number One Magazine gave away a Free Double sided Poster in the 25th April 1987.

 

The Poster consisted of the following.

 

Side A - Morten Harkett (A-Ha)

Side B - Joey Tempest (Europe)

 

Issue 201 - 25th April 1987

 

 

Side A

Morten Harkett (A-Ha)

Abstract Paint

Side B

Joey Tempest (Europe)

Abstract Paint

Advert - Issue 200 - 18th April 1987

Page 42 - Number One - Issue 200 - 18th

Free Stickers

In Issue Number 202 dated 2nd May 1987 Number One Magazine gave away a Free Set Of 4 Stickers.  They featured the following

 

1 - Morten Harkett (A-Ha)

2 - 5-Star

3 - Nuck Kamen

4 - Europe

 

Stick them on your Window, Mirror or any where you fancy.

 

You can click the link below to take you to the issue where you can read it in full including the booklet.

 

Issue 202 - 2nd May 1987

Free Stickers

In Issue Number 202 dated 2nd May 1987 Number One Magazine gave away a Free Set Of 4 Stickers.  They featured the group Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

Stick them on your Window, Mirror or any where you fancy.

 

You can click the link below to take you to the issue where you can read it in full including the booklet.

 

Issue 203 - 9th May 1987

 

Advert - Issue 203 - 9th May 1987

Page 55 - Number One - Issue 203 - 9th M

Free Poster

Number One Magazine gave away a Free Double sided Poster in the 16th May 1987.

 

The Poster consisted of the following.

 

Side A - Five Star

Side B - Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

Issue 204 - 16th May 1987

 

 

Side A

Five Star

Abstract Paint

Side B

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Abstract Paint

Advert - Issue 204 - 16th May 1987

Free Poster

Number One Magazine gave away a Free Double sided Poster in the 23rd May 1987.

 

The Poster consisted of the following.

 

Side A - Beastie Boys

Side B - Nick Kamen

 

Issue 205 - 23rd May 1987

 

 

Side A

Beastie Boys

Abstract Paint

Side B

Nick Kamen

Abstract Paint
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Free Wallet

Number One Magazine gave away a Free Wallet in the 12th September 1987.

 

There was an advert to highlight the Free Gift but No picture.  If anyone has a picture of the Free Gift please get in touch so I can add it here.

 

Issue 221 - 12th September 1987

 

 

Advert

Issue 220

5th September 1987

Free Key Ring

Number One Magazine gave away a Free Key ring in the 19th September 1987.

 

 

Issue 222 - 19th September 1987

 

 

Advert

Issue 221

12th September 1987

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Free Pen

Number One Magazine gave away a Free Pen in the 26th September 1987.

 

 

 Issue 223 - 26th September 1987 

 

 

Advert

Issue 222

19th September 1987

Book of Pop Star Secrets

Number One Magazine gave it's readers a

Free Book Of Pop Star Secrets in

Issue 224 - 3rd October 1987.

This was a 16 page booklet gave secrets or facts on various artists.  these were:

Page 2 and 3 - Madonna

Page 4 - George Michael

Page 5 - Prince

Page 6 and 7 - Michael Jackson

Page 8 and 9 (Top) - Jon Bon Jovi

Page 8 and 9 (Bottom) - Sam Fox

Page 10 and 11 - Five Star

Page 12 - Mel and Kim

Page 13 - Janet Jackson

Page 14 and 15 - Curiosity Killed The Cat

To see the Booklet click the link below

Book Of Pop Star Secrets

 

 

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