Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 13th August 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 7th to Saturday 12th August 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 two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Alyson Williams – “I Need Your Loving”
Alyson Williams is back with a new entry, her third UK top 40 hit of this year, the follow up to “My Love Is So Raw”, the title track of her debut album too.
39. Starlight – “Numero Uno”
Italian dance music now with this new entry from the same team behind Blackbox who got a new entry on last week’s chart. Find out where they are a bit later on.
38. Then Jerico – “Sugar Box”
And there’s another new entry from Then Jerico, who are back for a third time this year with another track from their latest album “The Big Area”.
37. Simple Minds – “Kick It In”
While Simple Minds fall seventeen this week with their third top 40 hit of 1989 taken from their number one album “Street Fighting Years”.
36. Adeva – “Warning”
Adeva is back too for a third time! She gets a new entry with the follow up to “Musical Freedom” back in April, her debut album is out at the end of this month.
35. Wendy and Lisa – “Satisfaction”
But US duo Wendy and Lisa have ended their brief climb of the UK chart, down eight places for them this week.
34. Simply Red – “A New Flame”
And Simply Red fall thirteen with the title track from their Platinum certified album of the same name.
33. Karyn White – “Superwoman”
Karyn White falls eleven this week, her tenth week on the chart but I am sure this is not the last we have heard of her!
32. Manic MC – “Mental”
Manic MC are a British DJ team of Colin Hudd and Richard Cottle and they make their UK chart debut this week with this track performed by vocalist Sara Carlson.
31. Jody Watley and Eric B. & Rakim – “Friends”
Jody Watley is back too this week for the second time this year teaming up with hip hop duo Eric B. and Rakim for a second slice from her latest album “Larger Than Life”.
30. Prince – “Batdance”
Prince goes back up the chart…one place…AGAIN! The song has proven a big hit for him as the main theme from the current ‘Batman’ film that’s taken shed loads of cash this Summer.
29. Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”
Soul II Soul continue their descent of the chart, ten places for them and out of the top twenty for the first time for this song!
28. Kirsty MacColl – “Days”
Kirsy’s also down this week, thirteen pkaces, with her version of The Kinks 1968 classic which she matched their UK chart high of No.12 three weeks ago.
27. The London Boys – “London Nights”
Dennis and Edem are also out of the top twenty for the first time with this record, down fifteen places for them, but I’m sure we will see much more of them in the months to come.
26. Queen – “The Invisible Man”
Queen are back with this third track to be lifted from their current album “The Miracle” and score this week’s highest new entry in doing so.
25. Aswad – “On And On”
Aswad continue to their climb, up seven this week for them with their version of Stephen Bishop’s 1977 US chart hit which failed to do anything this side of the Atlantic.
24. Fuzzbox – “Self”
Fuzzbox came back to the chart last week and get a big boost of fourteen places this week to score their third top thirty hit of this year so far.
23. Neneh Cherry – “Kisses On The Wind”
As did Neneh Cherry who climbs sixteen places with her third top 40 hit of this year from her current debut album “Raw Like Sushi”.
22. Paul McCartney – “This One”
Paul McCartney got a big climb last week but slips back four places this week and out of the top twenty.
21. Inner City – “Do You Love What You Feel?”
And also out of the top twenty are Inner City, also down four places with their third chart hit of 1989 from their smash hit debut album “Paradise”.
20. Chaka Khan – “Ain’t Nobody ’89”
Chaka Khan falls ten places this week and out of the top ten with her second remix hit of this year from her album “Life Is A Dance”.
19. Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings”
Whilst Bette falls eight places with her former US chart topper and a song from her hit movie ‘Beaches’.
18. Transvision Vamp – “Landslide Of Love”
Wendy and The Vamp are also down this week, four places with their third top twenty hit this year, all from their current second album “Velveteen”.
17. Lisa Stansfield – “This Is The Right Time”
Rochdale singer Lisa Stansfield got a taste of chart action earlier this year with Coldcut, last week she debuted on her own with this track which storms up twenty places to give her a top twenty hit in her own right.
16. The Lightning Seeds – “Pure”
The Lightning Seeds hold tight this week, just where they landed last week with their debut single, as they begin recording for their first album, which as yet, has no due date.
15. Bros – “Too Much”
Matt and Luke are also recording for an album, their second, but the lead single falls eight places this week and out of the top ten.
14. The Beatmasters featuring Betty Boo – “Hey DJ I Can’t Dance to The Music You’re Playing”
The Beatmasters together with chart newcomer Betty Boo were new last week and score this week’s highest climber of twenty one places to get their fourth top twenty hit of their career.
13. Redhead Kingpin and The FBI – “Do The Right Thing”
It’s been another good week for Redhead Kingpin and The FBI, up another ten places this week to win their first UK top twenty chart hit.
12. Bobby Brown – “On Our Own”
As Bobby Brown slides out of the top ten, four places, with the main theme from the second and latest ‘Ghostbusters’ film.
11. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
The Italian producers behind Starlight, new this week at No.39, are up seventeen places this week with their other chart entry, which is already dominating the dance chart across Europe.
10. Sonia – “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”
Sonia‘s debut chart topper falls six this week but gains a sixth and probably final week in the top ten.
9. Gloria Estefan – “Don’t Wanna Lose You”
Having been stuck for three weeks in the same position, Gloria Estefan falls three places this week with her former US chart topper and the lead single from her current No.1 album “Cuts Both Ways”.
8. Big Fun – “Blame It On The Boogie”
New Stock Aitken Waterman act Big Fun are Jason, Mark and Phil and last week they made their chart debut with this cover of The Jackson 5’s 1978 hit, this week they join all the other SAW acts in getting a top ten hit as they climb seventeen places!
7. Shakespear’s Sister – “You’re History”
Joining them are Shakespear’s Sister who gain their first top ten hit as they go up six more places this week. The last time Siobhan Fahey was this high was back in the Winter of 1987 with “Love In The First Degree”!
6. Liza Minnelli – “Losing My Mind”
Liza Minnelli scored her first UK chart hit ever last week as well as being the highest new entry, this week she climbs eighteen places with the first track to come from an new album produced by The Pet Shop Boys, who have left the chart this week.
5. Martika – “Toy Soldiers”
Continuing her climb is last week’s highest climber, up another four places for Martika, who has already topped the US singles chart with this track and closing ever further in on the top spot here.
4. Alice Cooper – “Poison”
With his biggest hit in seventeen years, Alice Cooper moves up one more place this week with the lead single from his new album “Trash”.
3. Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”
Kylie falls one this week with her latest brand new track having been stuck in second place for two weeks, but still selling well…she’s putting the finishing touches to her new album that will be out this Autumn!
2. Lil Louis – “French Kiss”
Moving up one and taking her place is Lil Louis with this ditty that’s topped the US dance chart and been a top three hit all over Europe.
1. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
Which means for a third week THAT bunny and his chums remain top of the pile with their mix of the biggest hits from 30-40 years ago. Can they make it a fourth or can Lil Louis, Martika or someone else push them aside…there’s only one way to find out…!