Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 30th April 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 24th to Saturday 29th April 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 five new entry’s, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Guns’N’Roses – “Paradise City”
We begin with a fall of eight places this week for Guns’N’Roses after eight weeks in the top 40.
39. Stefan Dennis – “Don’t It Makes You Feel Good?”
There are three Neighbours cast members on this week’s chart and here is the first with a new entry and his debut single, it’s Paul Robinson himself, Stefan Dennis!
38. Pat and Mick – “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”
DJ’s Pat and Mick drop ten places this week, after seven weeks on with their biggest single yet.
37. Stevie Nicks – “Room On Fire”
Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks gets a new entry this week and her first solo apperance on the UK singles chart ever, despite having released 14 singles, four of which have made the US top ten!
36. Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield – “People Hold On”
Coldcut and Lisa fall eleven places this week with their former dance chart number one and have accrued a total of seven weeks on the top 40 so far.
35. Duran Duran – “Do You Believe In Shame?”
Falling four places this week are Duran Duran with the third single from “Big Thing”.
34. Jody Watley – “Real Love”
Jody fell four last week, she’s back up one place this week with the lead single from her forthcoming second studio album.
33. Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
Jazzie B, Carol Wheeler and Co. are down, however, eleven places for them in their eighth week on the top 40.
32. Simple Minds – “This Is Your Land”
And down go Simple Minds, seventeen for them and out of the top twenty – their new album “Street Fighting Years” is out tomorrow!
31. Inxs – “Mystify”
Michael Hutchence and the band from NSW, Australia are down ten places with their third UK top 40 showing to date.
30. Swing Out Sister – “You On My Mind”
Sadly after just one week of progress, Swing Out Sister slip one place this week with their brand new tune.
29. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
Donna falls ten places this week and out of the top twenty for the first time in eight weeks with this first track from her current album “Another Place And Time“.
28. Edelweiss – “Bring Me Edelweiss”
Here’s a brand new entry from an Austro-German outfit with their debut single that samples ABBA’s “SOS” for the main tune!
27. U2 and BB King – “When Love Comes To Town”
U2 and BB fall thirteen places this week with U2’s third top ten hit in seven months and BB’s first ever top ten hit!
26. Roxette – “The Look”
Per and Marie are Roxette, they debuted on the UK singles chart last week and this week they are up fourteen places with a song that’s already been a number one in America.
25. Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
Former number one Madonna falls seven places this week with her chart return, taken from her former chart topping album of the same name.
24. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
Here’s Neighbours cast member number two, Jason slips just four places this week, but out of the top twenty. His debut album is called “Ten Good Reasons” and it’s out tomorrow!
23. Chaka Khan – “I’m Every Woman ’89”
Chaka Khan is back in the chart, she gets a new entry with a song she originally charted with back in 1978 which reached No.11 then. This remixed version marks her first appearance in the UK top 40 since “I Feel For You” in 1984.
22. De La Soul – “Me, Myself And I”
De La Soul are up one more place this week with their UK chart debut. Their debut album “3 Feet High And Rising” is at No.32 this week.
21. Debbie Gibson – “Electric Youth”
Debbie was new on last week and she’s up twelve places this week with the title track from her forthcoming second studio album.
20. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
Paula Abdul falls four this week but gets a ninth week in the top twenty!
19. Cookie Crew – “Got To Keep On”
And the Cookie Crew fall two this week, their debut album “Born This Way” is new at No.24 on this week’s album chart!
18. Bon Jovi – “I’ll Be There For You”
Bon Jovi got a new entry last week, this week they climb twelve places and into the top twenty again for the second time in seven months.
17. Yazz – “Where Has All The Love Gone?”
…as did Yazz and she’s is up ten places this week and back in the top twenty for the fourth time for her, “Wanted” is up fifteen places on the album chart to No.29.
16. Poison – “Ye Mama Don’t Dance”
And so did Poison! They are also up ten places and back into the top twenty for the second time in two months and their album is up twenty places to No.33.
15. Kon Kan – “I Beg Your Pardon”
But Kon Kan fall nine this week and out of the top ten where they’ve been for the past five weeks.
14. Metallica – “One”
Metallica drop ‘one’ place this week with their biggest UK chart hit so far.
13. Inner City – “Ain’t Nobody Better”
And after just one week in the top ten, Kevin and Paris fall three places this week and out!
12. Morrissey – “Interesting Drug”
Last week’s highest new entry is down three places this week for Morrissey and out of the top ten for him too.
11. The Cure – “Lullaby”
And not a good week for The Cure this week after a big climb last week, they drop six places and out of the top ten after just one week.
10. Fine Young Cannibals – “Good Thing”
FYC fall three places this week but remain in the top ten, “The Raw And The Cooked” remains at No.4 on the album chart this week.
9. Midnight Oil – “Bed Are Burning”
Midnight Oil continue their climb, up three places this week and into the top ten for them.
8. The Beatmasters featuring Merlin – “Who’s In The House?”
The Beatmasters and Merlin go nowhere this week, they want to know “Who’s In The House” again at number eight this week!
7. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
It’s another brilliant week for Natalie Cole, last week’s joint highest climber is this week’s sole highest climber! Up another seventeen places and into the top ten for Natalie for the first time since “Pink Cadillac” last year.
6. Holly Johnson – “Americanos”
Holly’s dropping two places after two weeks on hold at No.4 but he’s got something to celebrate – “Blast” shoots into the top of the album chart this week!
5. The London Boys – “Requiem”
And last week’s other joint high climber progresses a further six places this week and into the top ten for Dennis and Edem.
4. Transvision Vamp – “Baby I Don’t Care”
Wendy James and The Vamp are down one this week after two weeks in the top three, their debut album “Pop Art” climbs to No.13 this week!
3. Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
And after three weeks at No.2, Mick Hucknell and the gang fall one place too. “A New Flame” is down to No.2 on the album chart this week.
2. Kylie Minogue – “Hand On Your Heart”
They’re all moving for this week’s highest new entry and our third Neighbours cast member, Kylie Minogue who is back with a brand new single for 1989 and scores her SIXTH consecutive top two hit in doing so!
1. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
And so The Bangles get a fourth week on top, with their album “Everything” moving up to No.5 this week. Can they make it five weeks or will Kylie or someone else be able to topple them? There’s only one way to find out…!