Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 15th October 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 9th to Saturday 14th October 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 seven new entry’s, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. The London Boys – “Harlem Desire”
Dennis and Edem start the chart this week by falling eight places in their sixth and final week on the UK top 40, for the moment.
39. Aerosmith – “Love In An Elevator”
Also down this week, twelve places are Aerosmith with their first UK chart hit ever, having spent eight weeks in total with us.
38. Alice Cooper – “Bed Of Nails”
With his second top 40 entry of this year is Alice Cooper, he returned last week and moves up two places seven days on.
37. Oh Well – “Oh Well”
Our first new entry is a chart debut from this British dance group with their self-titled debut single that is a cover of a Fleetwood Mac song from 1969!
36. D-Mob featuring Cathy Dennis – “C’mon Get My Love”
Dancin’ Danny D is back in the chart with his second entry of the year, this time he teams up with newcomer Cathy Dennis, a 20 year old singer from Norwich.
35. Karyn White – “Secret Rendezvous”
It looks like time is running out for Karyn White, she falls eleven places this week with her former US top ten smash in its fifth week on the top 40.
34. Sybil – “Don’t Make Me Over”
Sybil (Lynch) is back in the UK chart with a brand new entry and a cover of Dionne Warwick’s 1962 hit. It’s Sybil’s first top 40 entry since “Let Yourself Go” over two years ago.
33. Martika – “I Feel The Earth Move”
And also returning to the chart this week, though only after a four week absence, is Martika with her second new entry of 1989 and also a cover version, this time of Carole King’s 1971 US chart topper.
32. Damian – “The Time Warp”
Damian continues to ‘do’ “The Time Warp”, but he does so seven places lower than he did last week, now in his ninth week on the chart.
31. Raul Orellana – “The Real Wild House”
A new entry last week was Italy’s Raul Orellana, who climbs eight places this week with his UK chart debut.
30. Madonna – “Cherish”
She fell ten places last week and she falls another ten this week, Madonna leaves the top twenty with her latest smash hit from the “Like A Prayer” album.
29. S-Express – “Mantra For A State Of Mind”
S-Express are also down, eight places for them after two weeks perched just outside the top twenty with their latest, brand new recording.
28. Adeva – “I Thank You”
It’s been a great year for newcomer Adeva this year, a top ten debut album, three top thirty chart hits and here come’s the fourth, a new entry and the follow up to “Warning” back in the Summer.
27. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
Look at this! After seven weeks of going down, Jive Bunny goes back up the chart, five places with ‘his’ former five week chart topper and with ‘his’ new song still to come!
26. Queen – “Scandal”
Queen are back too with a new entry, their fourth this year so far. This one’s from the film ‘Scandal’ that also features Dusty Springfield’s February chart hit “Nothing Has Been Proved”.
25. Gloria Estefan – “Oye Mi Canto”
Meanwhile, Gloria falls six places this week and out of the top twenty with her second calling – “Hear My Voice” – from her album “Cuts Both Ways” that sticks at No.4 on this week’s album chart.
24. De La Soul – “Eye Know”
This week’s highest new entry is from De La Soul with their third UK chart entry of this year and the follow up to “Say No, Go” that reached the top twenty back in July. Can they better that this time around…?
23. Bros – “Chocolate Box”
Matt and Luke drop eight more places this week and out of the top twenty, their new album is, however, out tomorrow!
22. Sonia – “Can’t Forget You”
And sadly for Sonia, one week of climbing was all that she could achieve, she falls back five places this week, failing to replicate the success of her chart topping debut, earlier this Summer!
21. Deborah Harry – “I Want That Man”
It has been a great week for Debbie Harry, however. Her Thompson Twins penned number is up fifteen places and is this weeks highest climber!
20. Sinitta – “Love On A Mountain Top”
Also celebrating is Sinitta, she’s up three more places and back into the top twenty for the second time this year and the sixth time in her career so far.
19. Tina Turner – “The Best”
Tina is still doing her best to remain in the top twenty but she falls seven places this week. Her album “Foreign Affair” drops one place to No.3 on the album chart this week.
18. Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”
Also down seven is Richard Marx with his former US chart topper. He came in the same week as Tina and they’ve stuck pretty close together in each of their eight weeks so far on the UK top 40.
17. Cliff Richard – “Lean On You”
Cliff rises eleven places this week following his new entry last week with his 102nd UK chart hit and returns to the top twenty for the 72nd time – see if you can count the other 71!
16. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Name And Number”
Going nowhere this week are Curiosity Killed The Cat, they stay right where they were last week, and if you give them your name and number, they’ll get back to you!
15. Chris Rea – “The Road To Hell”
Chris Rea returned to the chart last week with the first single to come from his new album of the same name and climbs eleven places with it this week.
14. Erasure – “Drama”
Vince and Andy are down eight this week and out of the top ten, but fear not, their new album “Wild!” is out tomorrow!
13. The Beautiful South – “You Keep It All In”
Following them are The Beautiful South, down four with their second single and their second top ten hit since they formed late last year.
12. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Surrender”
Also out of the top ten are The Wets, they fall five places with the first single to come from their new album “Holding Back The River”.
11. Living In A Box – “Rom In Your Heart”
Richard, Marcus and Tich continue their climb of the chart from the very bottom, they go up seven this week with the third single from their latest album “Gatecrashing”.
10. Fresh Four – “Wishing On A Star”
Last weeks highest climber continues to ascend the chart, taking a leap of twelve places this week and into the top ten. now seven places away from where Rose Royce finished with their original back in 1978.
9. Cher – “If I Could Turn Back Time”
Also still on the climb is Cher, she’s up four this week and into the top ten for the first time since “I Found Someone” at the beginning of last year.
8. Belinda Carlisle – “Leave A Light On”
As is Belinda Carlisle, she moves another six places higher than last week and back into the top ten, also for the first time since last year. Her album “Runaway Horses” is out in two weeks time!
7. Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start The Fire”
Climbing one place this week is Billy Joel with his first top ten hit in six years, his album is called “Storm Front”, and it’s also out in two weeks time.
6. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Streets Tuff”
Having reached the top five for the first time, Double Trouble and their pal The Rebel MC fall back one place this week, with their second single together and second chart hit of this year.
5. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
After two weeks in the top three, Sydney Youngblood descends the chart by two places with his massive UK top 40 debut, now in its seventh week.
4. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
He’s followed by Techontronic who also slip two places, they came in together and have, like Tina and Richard, stuck very closely together in all their weeks on the chart.
3. Milli Vanilli – “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”
Rob and Fab have a ‘fab’ week, they’re up seven places and back into the top three for the first time in twelve months, the last time it was with “Girl You Know It’s True”.
2. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
But after six weeks on top, Blackbox are down one place with their debut single that’s performed by Katrin Quinol, having spent all of September and the past two weeks in pole position!
1. Jive Bunny – “That’s What I Like”
Which means we have a new number one and it’s the return of that cheeky bunny rabbit Mr Jive and his Mastermixer friends, six weeks after he was toppled by Blackbox with the song that CLIMBS back up the chart this week at No.27! He joins Jason and Kylie as the third act this year to have more than one UK chart topper, but will he get a second week on top or can someone else put pay to that, there’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!
PS: Congratulations to Kylie, who gets this weeks highest new entry on the album chart, straight into the top, following her debut release, to give her two consecutive number one albums already!