Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 5th November 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 October to Saturday 4th November 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 ten new entry’s, nine climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Kaoma – “Lambada”
Our first new entry come from a five-piece Brazilian group with a song that’s been out since this Summer and is named after a dance that’s proving a massive hit across the Atlantic. This is the group’s debut UK top 40 having already topped the chart in twelve countries worldwide so far…!
39. Brother Beyond – “Drive On”
Nathan, Carl, Steve and David returned to the chart last week with this brand new recording but climb just one place with it this week.
38. And Why Not? – “Restless Days”
Here’s a UK band making their top 40 debut with their debut single release, And Why Not? are three singers and musicians from Birmingham. We wish them well!
37. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
Doing far better is Jive Bunny who can now claim a colossal SEVENTEENTH week on the chart with his debut single and STILL has another one to come! He does go down eight places this week having yo-yo’d for the past four weeks. Will it go back up again next week…?
36. The Quireboys – “Seven O’Clock”
There’s another new entry and a chart debut now for this London-based rock band with the third single they’ve released so far, but this week they win their first top 40 entry.
35. Cliff Richard – “Lean On You”
Cliff also has a new entry on this week’s album chart, “Stronger” enters at No.9 but the third single from that album falls eleven places this week.
34. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Surrender”
The Wets are down nine this week but get the second highest new entry on the album chart, “Holding Back The River” goes in at No.2.
33. The Wonder Stuff – “Golden Green”
The Wonder Stuff are back with a new entry and the follow up to “Don’t Let Me Down Gently” back in September, the second single from their current album “Hup”.
32. Electribe 101 – “Tell Me When The Fever Ended”
There’s a new entry and another chart debut for this UK group with German singer Billy Ray Martin next. It’s their third single released here but the first to make the top 40.
31. The Alarm – “New South Wales”
The Alarm return to the top 40 with a brand new entry, the second single from their current album “Change” and their first chart appearance since “Rain In The Summertime” over two years ago.
30. Oh Well – “Oh Well”
After two weeks in the same position, Oh Well slip two places with their self-titled debut single but remain in the top thirty for a third week.
29. The Eurythmics – “Don’t Ask Me Why”
Annie and David are back with a new entry and the second single from their brand new album “We Too Are One”, the follow up to “Revival”.
28. Janet Jackson – “Rhythm Nation”
Back with the second single from her current album of the same name is Janet Jackson. She gets a new entry and returns to the top thirty for the second time in three months with the follow up to “Miss You Much”.
27. Sybil – “Don’t Make Me Over”
Sybil is down seven this week with her latest chart offering, her version of Dionne Warwick’s 1963 hit which has bettered the original Stateside reaching No.20, one place higher than Warwick achieved over twenty five years ago!
26. The Beloved – “The Sun Rising”
Staying right where they landed last week are The Beloved with their first top 40 hit. The group are currently recording an album that is due out early next year.
25. Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville – “Don’t Know Much”
There’s a new entry for Country singer Linda Ronstadt, who hasn’t had a UK chart hit since 1977. She teams up with R’n’B singer Aaron Neville who makes his UK chart debut, having been recording artist since 1961!
24. Fresh Four – “Wising On A Star”
The Fresh Four drop eight places this week with their cover of Rose Royce’s 1978 classic having spent the past three weeks in the top twenty with it.
23. New Kids On The Block – “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”
The highest new entry this week is from a US boy band with their UK chart debut and a song that was released Stateside last year and reached No.3. The group have since achieved two number one’s and are currently at No.2 with the song “Cover Girl”. Can they repeat that success over there? Only time will tell…
22. Transvision Vamp – “Born To Be Sold”
Wendy James and The Vamp were new last week and climb nine places this week with the fourth single to come from their chart topping album Velveteen”.
21. Adeva – “I Thank You”
While Adeva falls four places and out of the top twenty with her fourth single of 1989, taken from her recent top ten debut album.
20. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
Sydney Youngblood is down just five this week, but remains in the top twenty for a ninth week.
19. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
While Technotronic fall seven places, also in their ninth week inside the top twenty.
18. Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start The Fire”
Billy Joel leaves the top ten by falling ten places this week with his biggest UK chart hit for six years.
17. De La Soul – “Eye Know”
And De La Soul drop back three places with their highest charting UK single yet.
16. D-Mob featuring Cathy Dennis – “C’mon Get My Love”
Danny D is back in the top twenty for a third time in twelve months, he and Norwich-born newcomer Cathy Dennis climb five this week with their collaboration.
15. Deborah Harry – “I Want That Man”
But after four weeks of going up, Debbie Harry goes down, two places, but she still want’s that man!
14. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
For the first time in eleven weeks, Blackbox are out of the top ten with their former six week chart topper as they fall five places.
13. Luther Vandross – “Never Too Much ’89”
Last week’s highest climber from Luther is up another six places and doing well, eight years after it first debuted on the UK chart.
12. The Mixmaster – “Grand Piano”
And last week’s second highest new entry from 21 year old Italian DJ Gino Latino moves up nine places, the song is currently top ten in his home country.
11. Chris Rea – “The Road To Hell”
Chris slips out of the top ten by one place this week but he can celebrate big time as the album of the same name is this week’s highest new entry straight into the top of the album chart, his first UK number one!
10. Cher – “If I Could Turn Back Time”
Cher is down three this week but remains int he top ten, while her album “Heart Of Stone” falls slightly to No.17.
9. Belinda Carlisle – “Leave A Light On”
Belinda Carlisle also falls three places this week, her fourth in the top ten while her album “Runaway Horses” remains at No.4 on the album chart.
8. Phil Collins – “Another Day In Paradise”
Phil Collins returned to the chart last week with a brand new song and is this week’s highest climber, up fourteen places. His new album “…But Seriously” is out in three weeks time.
7. Martika – “I Feel The Earth Move”
Back in the top ten for a second time this year is Martika with the follow up to “Toy Soldiers”, she moves up another five places this week, her self-titled debut album is up twenty four places to No.28 on the album chart!
6. Living In A Box – “Room In Your Heart”
Last week they equalled their highest UK chart placing, but sadly this week Living In A Box drop back one place with that same song after five weeks of relentless climbing.
5. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Streets Tuff”
Already their biggest UK single so far, and remaining ion the top five for another week, Double Trouble fall another one place this week.
4. Kylie Minogue – “Never Too Late”
Kylie was last week’s highest new entry and whips up thirteen places to win her eighth UK top five hit from eight singles released! Her album “Enjoy Yourself” sticks at No.3 for a third week on the album chart.
3. Jive Bunny – “That’s What I Like”
But it’s all change at the top, after three weeks, Jive Bunny is down two places with the second of his top 40 singles, it’s now five weeks ‘he’s’ been able to claim that feat!
2. Milli Vanilli – “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”
But Rob and Fab refuse to go anywhere at all for a third week they hold fast in second place while change goes on all around them!
1. Lisa Stansfield – “All Around The World”
So it’s congratulations to Lancashire’s Lisa Stansfield who moves up two places to claim her first UK number one with her second solo single to make the top 40! Well done Lisa. Can she make it a second week or can Kylie, Phil or someone else rob her of that honour, there’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!