Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd 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 27th March to Saturday 1st 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 six new entry’s, fifteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Aswad – “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep”
We start with a new entry for Aswad, back with a brand new single and their first top 40 entry since last Summer with “Give A Little Love”.

39. Ten City – “Devotion”
Another new entry and another return, this time for Ten City after their top ten hit in January with “That’s The Way Love Is”.

38. Then Jerico and Belinda Carlisle – “What Does It Take?”
Also back after just a few weeks away are Then Jerico with the second release from their album “The Big Area” and this time they team up with Belinda who is currently recording a new album!

37. Cookie Crew – “Got To Keep On”
And also coming back for a second time this year are the Cookie Crew with a new entry and the follow up to “Born This Way”, also from January.

36. Living In A Box – “Blow The House Down”
Richard, Marcus and Tich fall eleven places this week but get a seventh week in the top 40.

35. Kym Mazelle – “Got To Get You Back”
And after just one week, Kym drops six places this week and back to where she was three weeks ago.

34. T’Pau – “Only The Lonely”
Carol, Ron and the band climb just one place this week with the third single from “Rage”.

33. S-Express – “Hey Music Lover”
But Mark Moore and the other ‘music lovers’ fall twelve places this week, their eighth week on the chart.

32. Yello – “Of Course I’m Lying”
Boris and Dieter were new on last week and they climb eight places this week with the second UK chart hit from “Flag”.

31. Michael Jackson – “Leave Me Alone”
Michael drops eleven this week and out of the top twenty and “Bad” falls two places this week and out of the top ten on the album chart.

30. Michael Ball – “Love Changes Everything”
And right behind him is the other Michael, he’s down twelve this week and also out of the top twenty with his first UK chart entry.

29. Roachford – “Family Man”
Also falling this week is Andrew Roachford and the band, down six for them, but their self-titled debut album is up six places to No.17 on the album chart this week!

28. New Order – “Round And Round”
Down just four places this week for New Order while the album “Technique” is up five to No.21.

27. Roy Orbison – “She’s A Mystery To Me”
A new entry last week for Roy and he’s climbing twelve places this week with the album “Mystery Girl” at No.14 this week.

26. Sam Brown – “Stop”
Sam is falling fourteen places this week and out of the top twenty with her album down to No.10 on the album chart.

25. Paul Simpson and Adeva – “Musical Freedom”
But up five places this week for producer Paul and Adeva with her second UK chart hit of this year.

24. Bananarama and Lananeeneenoonoo – “Help”
This year’s Comic Relief single is down fifteen places, out of the top ten and the top twenty for Sara, Keren, Jacqui, Dawn, Jennifer and Kathy.

23. Chanelle – “One Man”
Following them is Chanelle, down four with her debut single and her first top twenty hit.

22. Brother Beyond – “Can You Keep A Secret?”
But Nathan, Carl, Steve and David are up twelve places this week after their new entry last week and get their fourth top thirty hit in nine months!

21. Inxs – “Mystify”
And there’s a new entry for Inxs, back with the follow up to “Need You Tonight”, “Kick” is up seven places to No.25 this week!

20. Alyson Williams – “Sleep Talk”
After three weeks of climbing, Alyson Williams falls three places this week but remains in the top twenty.

19. Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
This week’s highest new entry sees the return of Simply Red with the second single from “A New Flame” and a cover of Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes 1972 US top three hit.

18. The The – “The Beat(ern) Generation”
New in last week and The The climb eight places this week and into the UK top twenty for the first time ever!

17. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Can’t Stay Away From You”
But after three weeks at No.7, Gloria and the gang fall ten places this week. “Anything For You” stays just where it was last week at No.2 on the album chart.

16. Transvision Vamp – “Baby I Don’t Care”
This week’s highest climber goes to Transvision Vamp, new on last week and up seventeen places this week and back into the top twenty for them.

15. The Cult – “Fire Woman”
Last week’s highest new entry moves up seven this week and gets The Cult their first top twenty hit since “Lil’ Devil” two years ago.

14. Holly Johnson – “Americanos”
Also new on last week was Holly, he’s up fourteen places this week and back into the top twenty for the second time this year!

13. Bobby Brown – “Don’t Be Cruel”
Bobby’s up one place this week, the album of the same name sticks at No.4 on this week’s album chart.

12. Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield – “People Hold On”
A climb of three places this week for Coldcut and Lancashire singer Lisa Stansfield with her UK chart debut and Coldcut’s third.

11. Fuzzbox – “International Rescue”
But holding tight and going nowhere this week are Fuzzbox with their biggest UK hit so far, staying exactly where they were last week.

10. The Reynolds Girls – “I’d Rather Jack”
After five weeks on the chart, sadly Linda and Aisling Reynolds fall two places this week but remain in the top ten for a third week.

9. Pat and Mick – “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”
But just above them and climbing seven places this week is another PWL record and this year’s charity single from DJ’s Pat Sharp and Mick Brown, now two places higher than “Let’s All Chant” reached for them last year!

8. Kon Kan – “I Beg Your Pardon”
Still climbing are Canadian duo Kon Kan – who are Barry Harris and Kevin Wynne – up two for them this week.

7. Guns’N’Roses – “Paradise City”
But down one for Axel Rose and the group from LA this week with their highest UK charted single yet.

6. Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
And after two weeks held at No.5, Jazzie B and his gang drop one place and out of the top five this week.

5. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
Last week’s highest climber is up a further eight places this week for The Bangles, with what is now their biggest UK hit since “Walk Like An Egyptian” in 1986!

4. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
And after two weeks in the top three, Donna slips one place this week with her biggest UK hit for ten years. Her album “Another Place And Time” falls to No.23 this week.

3. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
Taking her place though is Paula Abdul with her former US chart topping single after two weeks in fourth place, she moves up one this week.

2. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
And still selling really well is Jason, because he gets a third week at number two, still the biggest selling S/A/W single on the UK singles chart!

1. Madonna -“Like A Prayer”
Which means Madonna continues to reign over everyone, both on the singles chart for a third week and the album chart for a second week. Can she make it four and three, come back next Sunday to find out!

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