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

40. Paul Simpson and Adeva – “Musical Freedom”
Adeva is back! Four weeks away and she returns with producer Paul Simpson for this weeks first new entry and her second UK top 40 hit in just three months.

39. Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie – “The Rattler”
Another new entry and a top 40 debut for this Scottish band with a song originally released in 1986 but proving much more successful this time around.

38. Depeche Mode – “Everything Counts ’89”
Down fourteen places this week for Depeche Mode, however, their live album “101” gets a new entry at No.5 on this weeks album chart.

37. T’Pau – “Only The Lonely”
And a return for Carol, Ron and the boys this week with a new entry and the third single from their latest album “Rage”.

36. Bobby Brown – “My Prerogative”
Bobby’s falling ten places this week with his UK solo chart debut after ten weeks on the chart in total!

35. Kym Mazelle – “Got To Get You Back”
And another returnee this week is Kym Mazelle, this time on her own with a new entry and also her second top 40 appearance in just three months!

34. Pat and Mick – “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”
The two DJ’s from London are back with their second assault on the chart after last year’s “Let’s All Chant” and get a new entry, and they are Helping A London Child again!

33. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
Yet another new entry sees The Bangles back again with the second single from their current album “Everything” and the follow up to “In Your Room” from last November.

32. Kim Wilde – “Love In The Natural Way”
Kim climbs four places this week, new on last week and she’s flying high with the fifth release from her hit album “Close“.

31. Elvis Costello – “Veronica”
But Elvis can’t make up his mind what he wants to do, staying exactly where he was this time last week!

30. The Four Tops – “Indestructible”
Also new on last week but climbing eight places are The Four Tops into the top thirty for the second time in four months for them.

29. Roachford – “Family Man”
And another quick return to the top 40, this time Andrew Roachford and Co. with a new entry and the follow up to their top five smash “Cuddly Toy”.

28. Deacon Blue – “Wages Day”
Falling eight places this week are Deacon Blue, but fear not, “When The World Knows Your Name” is out next month!

27. Bobby Brown – “Don’t Be Cruel”
Not hanging around for even one week, Bobby is back with the title track of his debut album and scores a second UK top 40 entry this week!

26. Dusty Springfield – “Nothing Has Been Proved”
Down nine places this week is Dusty with her latest Pet Shop Boys produced number from the film ‘Scandal’.

25. Poison – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
And down seven places go Poison with their ‘alternative’ valentine message!

24. Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield – “People Hold On”
This week’s highest new entry comes from dance producers Coldcut with their third consecutive top 40 hit, this time teaming up with chart newcomer Lisa from Lancashire.

23. Tyree – “Turn Up The Bass”
Falling seven places and out of the top twenty though goes NY rapper Tyree Cooper.

22. Simple Minds – “Ballad Of The Streets” EP
Former chart toppers Simple Minds are also out of the top twenty, dropping nine places this week.

21. New Order – “Round And Round”
And climbing one places this week are New Order with the second single from “Technique”, which falls to No.27 on the album chart this week.

20. Womack and Womack – “Celebrate The World”
Sadly, falling just one place this week are Cecil and Linda Womack but they get one more week in the top twenty.

19. Texas – “I Don’t Want A Lover”
Down five places this week for Sharleen Spiteri and the band from Glasgow, but…they get the highest new entry on this week’s album chart, “Southside” is straight in at No.3!

18. Alyson Williams – “Sleep Talk”
It’s another good week for Alyson Williams, last week’s joint highest climber is up another ten places this week.

17. Kon Kan – “I Beg Your Pardon”
Here’s this week’s highest climber though, new on last week and up fifteen places this week for this Canadian production duo with their first UK chart hit.

16. Chanelle – “One Man”
And last week’s other high mover climbs nine this week for Charlene Munford aka Chanelle for her first top twenty entry.

15. Michael Jackson – “Leave Me Alone”
Michael falls four places this week, but “Bad” is back in the album chart top ten at No.10.

14. Living In A Box – “Blow The House Down”
After two weeks at No.10, Richard, Marcus and Tich fall four places this week and out of the top ten.

13. Fuzzbox – “International Rescue”
But climbing ten places this week are the group known formally as We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It, with their first top twenty chart placing!

12. S-Express – “Hey Music Lover”
Down three places this week for Mark Moore and his collective and out of the top ten after three weeks.

11. Michael Ball – “Love Changes Everything”
The other Michael is also down this week, three places for him with the song from Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s latest musical Aspects Of Love.

10. The Reynolds Girls – “I’d Rather Jack”
Climbing two places this week and into the top ten with their debut single are Linda and Aisling Reynolds and it’s another smash hit for those Stock Aitken Waterman boys!

9. Sam Brown – “Stop”
Sam falls four places through this week with her debut single and falls to No.6 on the album chart this week.

8. Guns’N’Roses – “Paradise City”
It’s a good week for Axel Rose and the band, new on last week and up thirteen places this week to claim their first UK top ten hit!

7. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Can’t Stay Away From You”
It’s no go for Gloria who sticks where she landed last week, but she does climb one place on the album chart and knocks Simply Red off the top to get this week’s number one album!

6. Bananarama and Lananeeneenoonoo – “Help”
After two weeks in the top three, this year’s Comic Relief single falls three places and Bananarama fall two on the album chart to No.9 with their hugely successful “Greatest Hits Collection“.

5. Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
Last week’s second highest new entry gets a boost of ten places and into the top five for Jazzi B and his crew with their first UK chart hit.

4. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
And Paula continues to climb, up a further two places this week for her and her former US number one debut. Can she do the same here…?

3. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
And Donna continues to climb as well, up one for her this week and look out for her new album “Another Place And Time” released tomorrow!

2. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
After two weeks on top, Jason is toppled and falls one place this week but still selling really well and the highest placed of the four S/A/W top ten entry’s this week!

1. Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
So last week’s highest new entry goes up one place this week to get Madonna her sixth UK chart topper. Can she make it a second week, there’s only one way to find out!

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