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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 19th February 1989

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 19th February 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 13th to Saturday 18th February 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 six new entry’s, thirteen climbers and two non-movers. And it was announced like this…

40. Will To Power – “Freebird/Baby I Love Your Way”
We start with a drop of thirteen places for Will To Power with their double cover track after eight weeks on the top 40.

39. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Can U Dig It?”
A new entry last week but down one place this week for this group from the West Midlands with their first UK top 40 single.

38. Adeva – “Respect”
And down goes Adeva, thirteen places this week with her UK chart debut. But I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of her.

37. Then Jerico – “Big Area”
And down fifteen places this week for Then Jerico with their ‘comeback’ single, but they have a second already lined up!

36. Erasure – “Crackers International” EP
Down ten places this week for Andy and Vince as they get a twelfth week on the top 40. They are, however, recording new material for a new album due later this year!

35. Debbie Gibson – “Lost In Your Eyes”
After three weeks of climbing, Debbie falls one place this week with the first single from her forthcoming second album.

34. Depeche Mode – “Everything Counts ’89”
Our first new entry is a live version of their 1983 UK No.6 taken from a forthcoming live album “101”. Can they beat its previous chart position this time?

33. Tyree – “Turn Up The Bass”
Another new entry and a UK debut for Chicago born rapper Tyree Cooper who has his debut album coming soon.

32. Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians – “What I Am”
New on last week and Edie goes up five places this week with her UK debut taken from her second studio album entitled “Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars”!

31. Living In A Box – “Blow The House Down”
And a welcome return for Richard, Marcus and ‘Tich’ with their first UK chart hit for two years and their second album which is coming out in the Spring.

30. Tone Loc – “Wild Thing”
Another one of last weeks new brigade and climbing ten places this week for LA born Anthony Smith aka Tone Loc.

29. Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan – “Especially For You”
Falling six places this week but still holding on for a twelfth week are Kylie and Jason with their former chart topper. Jason’s new single is out tomorrow!

28. Dusty Springfield – “Nothing Has Been Proved”
A new entry and another welcome return to the chart after two years for Dusty, she teams up with the Pet Shop Boys again for this track from a new film called ‘Scandal’.

27. Style Council – “Promised Land”
Up five places this week for Paul and Mick with their sixteenth UK top thirty hit.

26. Roachford – “Cuddly Toy”
And down goes Andrew Roachford and his band, thirteen places this week and out of the top twenty.

25. Sheena Easton – “The Lover In Me”
And down too goes Sheena Easton, ten places this week having spent the past two weeks at No.15. The album of the same name is out tomorrow.

24. Simply Red – “Its Only Love”
Also falling ten places are Simply Red but their album “A New Flame” is straight in to the top of the album chart this week!

23. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Can’t Stay Away From You”
But up ten places this week goes Gloria and the gang and up to No.2 on this weeks album chart, a new UK chart high for her!

22. Fine Young Cannibals – “She Drives Me Crazy”
They go down to No.3 on the album chart this week and their comeback single falls just three places this week on the top 40.

21. Morrisey – “Last Of The Famous International Playboys”
And down thirteen places for Morrisey, out of both the top ten AND the top twenty!

20. Poison – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
Climbing four places this week and into the top twenty for the first time go Pennsylvania rockers Poison.

19. Ten City – “That’s The Way Love Is”
But down seven places go Ten City with their highest peaking UK chart hit so far.

18. Samantha Fox – “I Only Wanna Be With You”
And after four weeks of climbing, Sam’s down two places this week with her cover of the lady at No.28’s 1963 UK NO.4 hit.

17. Robert Howard and Kym Mazelle – “Wait”
Down too for Robert and Kym, seven places this week, but look out for new singles from The Blow Monkey’s and Kym coming very soon!

16. Hue And Cry – “Looking For Linda”
It’s another good week for Pat and Greg though, they climb a further two places and their album “Remote” is up to No.14 on the album chart!

15. Def Leppard – “Rocket”
Also on the climb are Def Leppard, up five places this week. The album “Hysteria” is up twenty four places and back in the top ten at No.8, its 70th week on the chart!

14. S-Express – “Hey Music Lover”
This weeks highest climber is courtesy of Mark Moore and Co, they were new on last week and this week are up fifteen places.

13. Texas – “I Don’t Want A Lover”
And Texas continue to ascend the chart, up eight places this week with their debut single release.

12. Bananarama and Lanananeeneenoonoo – “Help”
A new entry now and this year’s Comic Relief fund raising single comes from French and Saunders along with comedienne Kathy Burke who provide this hilarious take on The Beatles 1965 chart topper and enlist our biggest all girl group in the process! But who is who?(!)

11. Roy Orbison – “You Go It”
Roy falls four places this week and out of the top ten but he can claim No.7 and No.5 on this weeks album chart!

10. Rick Astley – “Hold Me In Your Arms”
Rick’s back in the top ten! He’s up one place this week and makes it a complete run of seven UK top ten hit now!

9. Yazz – “Fine Time”
But not going anywhere this week is Yazz, she stays just where she was last week and is up to No.6 on the album chart this week.

8. Holly Johnson – “Love Train”
Holly drops three places this week with his debut solo chart hit but gets a fifth week in the top ten.

7. Mike and The Mechanics – “The Living Years”
Down too, four places this week, for Mike and his Mechanics and the album slips to No.10 this week.

6. Bobby Brown – “My Prerogative”
Also holding still this week is Bobby with his UK debut solo single which has already topped the US singles chart.

5. Sam Brown – “Stop”
But it’s been another good week for Sam, last week’s highest climber and another boost of twelve places see’s her in the top five for the first time.

4. Michael Jackson – “Leave Me Alone”
This week’s highest new entry is from Michael with the EIGHTH single from his massive album “Bad”, which is up to No.13 on this week’s album chart.

3. Gene Pitney and Marc Almond – “Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart”
And after four weeks on top, Marc and Gene drop two places this week with this year’s biggest seller so far.

2. Michael Ball – “Love Changes Everything”
It’s another good week for Michael, he goes up one place with his song from Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s new music Aspects Of Love.

1. Simple Minds – “Ballad Of The Streets” EP
Which all means last week’s highest new entry goes up one place this week to claim the first UK chart topper for Simple Minds, four years after they achieved a number one in the US! Well done!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!