Your sympathy please for Kim Wilde, whose ‘Love In The Natural Way’ debuted at number 52 last week to become he 18th solo hit since she got off the mark with ‘Kids in America’ in 1981. Kim thus equals the Eighties record for a female soloist, set by Madonna.

But, alas for Kim, Madonna will undoubtedely pull ahead again this weekend when ‘Like A Prayer’ is sure to be a very high new entry to the chart. However, Kim will still have had more hits in total than Madonna, duets with Junior (‘Hey Mr Heartache’) and Mel Smith (‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’) bringing her grand total to 20.