Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 5th March 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 27th February to Saturday 4th March 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, sixteen climbers and one non-mover. And it was announced like this…
40. New Model Army – “Vagabonds”
New Model Army are back with the first of this weeks new entry’s with the follow up to “Stupid Questions” from January and the second release from their “Thunder And Consolation” album.
39. Alyson Williams – “Sleep Talk”
And another new entry next and a UK chart debut for NY singer Alyson with the first offering from her forthcoming self-titled debut album.
38. Elvis Costello – “Veronica”
There’s a new entry and a UK top 40 return next for Elvis Costello after an absence of three years with the first single from his forthcoming twelfth studio album.
37. Ten City – “That’s The Way Love Is”
But it’s down twelve for Ten City after eight weeks in total on the top 40.
36. Chanelle – “One Man”
Another newcomer is Chanelle (real name Charlene Renee Munford) who get’s a new entry and her first UK chart hit of her career.
35. Roy Orbison – “You Got It”
Roy falls eight places this week after nine weeks on the chart with the first single from his latest album “Mystery Girl”.
34. Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians – “What I Am”
But Edie and the crew fall three places this week with their UK chart debut after three weeks of small steps.
33. Def Leppard – “Rocket”
The group from Sheffield fall fourteen places this week with the seventh single from their “Hysteria” album.
32. New Order – “Round And Round”
Another new entry and a return, this time for New Order with the second single from their recent chart topping album “Technique”.
31. Yazz – “Fine Time”
Yazz tumbles though, thirteen places and out of the top twenty with the third single from “Wanted”.
30. Fuzzbox – “International Rescue”
Here’s a new entry from Fuzzbox who last charted three years ago with “Love Is The Slug” which reached No.31, so they’ve already bettered that!
29. Mike and The Mechanics – “The Living Years”
Down just seven places this week for Mike and his Mechanics with their biggest UK hit to date.
28. The Wonder Stuff – “Who Wants To Be The Disco King?”
This weeks highest new entry comes from The Wonder Stuff with the follow up to “It’s Yer Money I’m After Baby” from last September.
27. Vixen – “Cryin'”
New on last week and climbing thirteen places this week are Vixen with the second single from their debut album.
26. Holly Johnson – “Love Train”
Holly’s out of the top twenty this week, down thirteen places for him with his debut solo single.
25. Tone Loc – “Wild Thing”
As is Tone Loc, he drops four places this week after two weeks of climbing.
24. Womack And Womack – Celebrate The World”
But Cecil and Linda are going in the opposite direction, another newby last week and up nine places this week for them.
23. Hue And Cry – “Looking For Linda”
Sadly after six weeks of looking, Pat and Greg have given up, they fall eight places this week and out of the top twenty.
22. Depeche Mode – “Everything Counts ’89”
But up one this week for Depeche Mode with the live version of their 1983 top ten hit.
21. WASP – “Mean Man”
And also climbing this week after a new entry last week is WASP, up seven places for them.
20. Gene Pitney and Marc Almond – “Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart”
Falling eight places this week is the former number one from Marc and Gene which is still the biggest selling single so far this year!
19. Rick Astley – “Hold Me In Your Arms”
Rick slides eight places too with the title track from his latest album, which climbs to No.14 on the album chart this week.
18. Deacon Blue – “Wages Day”
But Ricky Ross and Co. are UP eight this week after their new entry last week and back into the top twenty for the second time for them.
17. The Reynolds Girls – “I’d Rather Jack”
Also new on last week but zooming up fifteen places this week go Linda and Aisling with their debut single and looking like another big hit for Messrs. Stock, Aitken, Waterman!
16. Dusty Springfield – “Nothing Has Been Proved”
Dusty’s also on the up, four places this week for her with the song from the current film ‘Scandal’ that is produced by The Pet Shop Boys.
15. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
We have two joint highest climbers this week of nineteen places, this is one of them, a UK debut for Paula, shooting into the top twenty having already topped the US chart. Can she repeat that here…?
14. Bobby Brown – “My Prerogative”
Not so good for another former US chart topper, Bobby falls seven places and out of the UK top ten but he’s at No.4 on the album chart with the highest new entry this week!
13. Poison – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
Four weeks on and Poison continue their ascent of the UK singles chart, up one place this week for them.
12. Tyree – “Turn Up The Bass”
Last week’s highest climber is up a further four places this week for US rapper Tyree Cooper.
11. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
And the other joint highest climber of nineteen places goes to Donna, another S/A/W production that gives Donna her biggest UK hit since “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” ten years ago!
10. Living In A Box – “Blow The House Down”
Living In A Box score only their second UK top ten hit to date now as they climb a further seven places this week with the lead single from their second studio album due in the Spring.
9. Texas – “I Don’t Want A Lover”
But Texas are going in the other direction, dropping just one place this week but watch out for their debut album “Southside” coming soon!
8. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Can’t Stay Away From You”
Gloria and the gang continue to climb, up two places this week as they hold on to the No.2 position on this week’s album chart.
7. S-Express – “Hey Music Lover”
Mark Moore and Co. slip one place this week, however, with their third UK top ten hit in nine months.
6. Simple Minds – “Ballad Of The Streets” EP
It’s all change at the top though, Simple Minds fall five places this week, off the top and out of the top five!
5. Michael Jackson – “Leave Me Alone”
Also falling is last week’s number two, down three places for MJ with the latest offering from “Bad” that’s down to No.21 on the album chart.
4. Sam Brown – “Stop”
A non mover this week for Joe Brown’s daughter with her UK chart debut and she’s in at No.5 on this week’s album chart with her debut album also called “Stop”!
3. Bananarama and Lananeeneenoonoo – “Help”
Up two this week for the Comic Relief single for 1989 and the spot Bananarama have been to twice before, can they improve on the successes of “Robert De Niro’s Waiting” and “Love In The First Degree” next week…?
2. Michael Ball – “Love Changes Everything”
But boomeranging back one place goes the other Michael, repositioning himself just where he was two weeks ago with the theme from Aspects Of Love.
1. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
Which means last week’s highest new entry climbs eight places this week to claim his first UK solo chart topper and second consecutive number one for Jason Donovan! Come back next week to see if he can make it two weeks!