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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 5th February 1989

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 5th February 1989

from records kept by Christopher Smith

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 30th January to Saturday 4th February 1989.

This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were six new entry’s, eleven climbers and six non-movers. And it was announced like this…

40. Monie Love – “I Can Do This”
It’s a bad start for Monie Love, a new entry last week with her debut single and falling three places this week.

39. Big Country – “Peace In Our Time”
Also new on last week was this number, which holds still just where is came in for Big Country.

38. Level 42 – “Tracie”
And after three weeks of going up, Level 42 come down this week, thirteen places in fact with the third single from their most recent album.

37. Sam Brown – “Stop”
Here’s a new entry for Joe Brown’s daughter who gets her first UK top 40 hit with the lead single from her forthcoming debut album.

36. Debbie Gibson – “Lost In Your Eyes”
Another newcomer last week but this one’s going up, two places in fact for Debbie this week.

35. Natalie Cole – “I Live For Your Love”
Sadly after eight weeks on, Natalie slips nine places this week and it looks like her last. But fear not, she has new material coming very soon!

34. Luther Vandross – “She Won’t Talk To Me”
And Luther was new last week and he too is up two places this week with his eighth UK top 40 hit.

33. Poison – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
Here’s a new entry for this rock group from Pennsylvania with their third single to come from last years album “Open Up and Say…Ahh!”

32. Texas – “I Don’t Want A Lover”
And another new entry this time from a group from Glasgow with their debut single release, taken from their forthcoming debut album “Southside”.

31. Def Leppard – “Rocket”
And the band from Sheffield are back with their SEVENTH single from their hugely successful album “Hysteria”, now nearly two years old!

30. Inner City – “Good Life”
Down eleven this week and out of the top twenty for Kevin and Paris with their former dance chart number one.

29. Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock – “Get Up On The Dancefloor”
And down nine places for Rob and DJ E-Z with their biggest UK hit yet.

28. Raze – “Break 4 Love”
A non-mover this week for Raze who are No.3 on this weeks dance chart.

27. Boy Meets Girl – “Waiting For A Star To Fall”
And down twelve this week go George and Shannon with the theme song from the film ‘Three Men And A Little Lady’.

26. Rick Astley – “Hold Me In Your Arms”
Rick’s back with the title track from his latest album and gets a new entry this week, and his eighth UK top 40 hit!

25. Will Downing and Mica Paris – “Where Is The Love?”
Will and Mica slip four places this week with their version of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway’s 1972 classic.

24. Neneh Cherry – “Buffalo Stance”
And slipping twelve and out of the top twenty goes Neneh with her debut chart hit. Expect big things from her this year!

23. Hue And Cry – “Looking For Linda”
It’s a good week for Pat and Greg, new on last week and climbing eight places this week with the second single from their new album “Remote”.

22. Milli Vanilli – “Baby Don’t Forget My Number”
But Rob and Fab drop six places this week and out of the top twenty with their second UK single release.

21. Brother Beyond – “Be My Twin”
And following them are Brother Beyond, down seven places this week with their third top 40 hit so far.

20. Samantha Fox – “I Only Wanna Be With You”
Sam continues to climb, she’s up a further nine places this week and into the top twenty for the first time in two years.

19. Will To Power – “Freebird/Baby I Love Your Way”
Down eight this week for Will To Power with their double cover version in one single!

18. Adeva – “Respect”
Adeva falls one place this week with her debut hit after three weeks of climbing from the bottom of the chart.

17. Erasure – “Crackers International” EP
And after nine weeks in the top ten, Vince and Andy fall eight places and out into a much bigger world!

16. Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan – “Especially For You”
And down too go former chart toppers Kylie and Jason, also out of the top ten after nine weeks and slipping nine places this week.

15. Sheena Easton – “The Lover In Me”
Sheena‘s on the climb too, up another eight places this week and into the top twenty for the first time on her own since “For Your Eyes Only” in 1981!

14. Then Jerico – “Big Area”
Down one place this week for Then Jerico with their comeback single from the album of the same name.

13. Simply Red – “It’s Only Love”
Last week’s highest new entry is up a further nine places this week and back into the top twenty for Mick and his group.

12. Michael Ball – “Love Changes Everything”
And last week’s highest new entry is up as well, twelve places in fact and a first top twenty entry for stage star Michael.

11. Yazz – “Fine Time”
This week’s highest climber is Yazz! She’s up sixteen places following her new entry last week and gets her fourth top twenty hit in a year!

10. Fine Young Cannibals – “She Drives Me Crazy”
Falling four places this week is Roland, Andy and David but getting one more week of top ten action – their album “The Raw And The Cooked” is out tomorrow!

9. Bobby Brown – “My Prerogative”
Up goes Bobby again, by nine places and into the top ten for his first time as a solo artist.

8. Ten City – “That’s The Way Love Is”
Ten City are not going anywhere, they stay still for a second week at number eight.

7. Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle – “Wait”
But climbing another three places is ‘Dr’ Robert and Kym with what is now his biggest UK hit!

6. Morrisey – “Last Of The Famous International Playboys”
Morrisey is back for 1989 and he gets this week’s highest new entry with his first new material since 1987’s “Viva Hate”.

5. Roachford – “Cuddly Toy”
Andrew Roachford and his group slip one place this week but remain in the top five for a second week.

4. Holly Johnson – “Love Train”
Taking their place is Holly who gets a climb of one place with his debut solo single, the first of many hopefully as he finishes his debut album that’s coming this Spring.

3. Roy Orbison – “You Got It”
Roy stays put for a second week at number three but his album “Mystery Girl” enters the album chart at number two this week!

2. Mike and The Mechanics – “The Living Years”
And also on hold for a third week are Mike Rutherford and The Mechanics, who are at number four on the album chart this week.

1. Gene Pitney and Marc Almond – “Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart”
So Marc and Gene get a third week on top, now far out performing Gene’s 1967 original in terms of sales and chart position! Can they make a fourth, come back in seven days to find out…

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!