Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 26th 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 20th to Saturday 25th 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, it was Easter Sunday and there were seven new entry’s, fourteen climbers and SIX non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Yello – “Of Course, I’m Lying”
We start with a new entry and the return of Boris and Dieter to the top 40 with their second hit from the album “Flag” and the follow up to “The Race” last September.

39. Dusty Springfield – “Nothing Has Been Proved”
After six weeks on the chart, Dusty is falling thirteen places this week and it looks like her last.

38. Roy Orbison – “She’s A Mystery Girl”
But Roy is back, He ‘got it’ to No.3 in January and after three weeks, he returns to the chart with the title track of his latest album, which holds firm at No.11 this week.

37. Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie – “The Rattler ’89”
New on last week and climbing two places this week for Goodbye Mr. MacKenzie with the new version of their 1986 release.

36. Poison – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
Down eleven this week for Poison with their biggest UK hit so far after eight weeks in total on the chart.

35. T’Pau – “Only The Lonely”
And also new on last week and up two places go T’Pau with the third single from “Rage”!

34. Brother Beyond – “Can You Keep A Secret?”
Another new entry and the return of Nathan, Carl, Steve and David with he follow up to “Be My Twin” back in January.

33. Transvision Vamp – “Baby I Don’t Care”
And a new entry for Wendy James and the band with a brand new single and the first from their forthcoming second album due this Summer!

32. Simple Minds – “Ballad Of The Streets” EP
Falling ten places this week is the former chart topper from Simple Minds, racking up seven weeks on the top 40.

31. Texas – “I Don’t Want A Lover”
And down twelve places this week go Texas with their debut UK hit, “Southside” drops to No.7 on the album chart.

30. Paul Simpson and Adeva – “Musical Freedom”
Last week’s first new entry climbs ten places this week to give Adeva her second UK top thirty hit this year!

29. Kym Mazelle – “Got To Get You Back”
And that goes for Kym Mazelle too, new on last week and up six for her this week and into the top thirty.

28. Holly Johnson – “Americanos”
Holly’s back! after just two weeks absence, he follows “Love Train” with the second single from his forthcoming debut album that’s called “Blast”!

27. Womack and Womack – “Celebrate The World”
But down go Cecil and Linda Womack, seven places this week and out of the top twenty.

26. The The – “The Beat(en) Generation”
British post-punk group The The get a new entry next and their first top 40 hit for three years which is the lead single from their fourth studio album due next month.

25. Living In A Box – “Blow The House Down”
Down eleven places for Richard, Marcus and Tich and out of the top twenty for them with their ‘comeback’ single.

24. New Order – “Round And Round”
And down three places go New Order with the second single from their number one album “Technique”.

23. Roachford – “Family Man”
A second hit on the way for Roachford this year as they climb six places this week after their new entry last week.

22. The Cult – “Fire Woman”
This week’s highest new entry comes from the Bradford band with their first top 40 entry for two years and the lead single from their forthcoming fourth album.

21. S-Express – “Hey Music Lover”
Mark Moore and Co. may have fallen nine places on the singles chart this week, but they get the second highest new entry on this week’s album chart, “The Original Soundtrack” is straight in at No.5!

20. Michael Jackson – “Leave Me Alone”
Down five places this week goes MJ as “Bad” sticks at No.10 on the album chart for a second week.

19. Chanelle – “One Man”
Chanelle drops three places with her debut single this week, but gets a second week in the top twenty.

18. Michael Ball – “Love Changes Everything”
And the other Michael is also falling this week, down seven for him with the theme from Aspects Of Love.

17. Alyson Williams – “Sleep Talk”
But Alyson Williams climbs one place this week with her UK chart debut taken from her forthcoming album “My Love Is Raw”.

16. Pat and Mick – “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”
Pat Sharp and Mick Brown were new last week and they are climbing a very healthy eighteen places this week and into the top twenty for the second time, this time with a cover of Gonzalez’s 1978 US No.26 chart hit.

15. Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield – “People Hold On”
Last week’s highest new entry is up nine places this week and gets Coldcut their second UK top twenty hit and Lisa’s first!

14. Bobby Brown – “Don’t Be Cruel”
And also climbing is Bobby, new last week and up thirteen places this week, the album of the same name is up to No.4 on this week’s album chart.

13. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
But this week’s highest climber is up a full twenty places for Susanna, Debbi, Vicki and Annette, who get their first top twenty hit since “Hazy Shade Of Winter” last April.

12. Sam Brown – “Stop”
Sadly for Sam Brown, she slips three this week and out of the top ten, her album is falling two places this week to No.8.

11. Fuzzbox – “International Rescue”
But still climbing are Fuzzbox, up another two places this week with their first UK top twenty hit. Can they make that a top ten hit next week…?

10. Kon Kan – “I Beg Your Pardon”
Last week’s highest climber is up another seven places this week and into the top ten for Canadian duo Kon Kan.

9. Bananarama and Lananeeneenoonoo – “Help”
Falling three places this week is this years Comic Relief record from Sara, Keren, Jacqui, French and Saunders and Kathy Burke, but getting a fifth week of top ten action.

8. The Reynolds Girls – “I’d Rather Jack”
Linda and Aisling Reynolds continue to ascend the chart though, up two for them this week with their debut single and still going strong.

7. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Can’t Stay Away From You”
Gloria holds on for a third consecutive week with the biggest hit yet from “Anything For You”, which drops down to No.2 on the album chart this week.

6. Guns’N’Roses – “Paradise City”
And Axel Rose, Slash and the gang from LA climb two more places this week with their highest placed UK chart hit yet.

5. Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
A non mover for Jazzi B and his crew this week, staying put inside the top five for a second week.

4. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
Paula’s also holding still just where she was last week with her UK chart debut.

3. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
And so is Donna with her biggest hit for ten years but she’s in at No.17 on the album chart with “Another Place And Time“.

2. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
And there’s no change for Jason either, after two weeks on top, he gets a second week as runner up, but still out selling everyone behind him.

1. Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
Which all means Madonna gets a second week on top AND she’s the highest new entry on this weeks album chart with “Like A Prayer” straight in at No.1 and gets the double! Can she retain her crown next week, come back and find out!

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