Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 9th 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 3rd to Saturday 8th 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 eight new entry’s, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Barry Manilow – “Please Don’t Be Scared”
We start with a new entry and a return for Barry with the second track from his latest self-titled album and his first UK top 40 showing since “Read Em And Weep” in 1983.

39. The Blow Monkeys – “This Is Your Life”
Another new entry and a return of Dr. Robert after his duet with Kym Mazelle back in January, and a song that was originally released last year but only reached No.70.

38. The London Boys – “Requiem”
A new entry and a UK chart debut now for two German dancers Edem and Dennis with a track from their debut album that was released twelve months ago!

37. Bananarama and Lananeeneenoonoo – “Help”
The Ramas and their comic relief friends fall thirteen places this week, and with eight weeks on the chart, this could be their last.

36. Jody Watley – “Real Love”
A new entry and another return, this time for Jody with the first single from her forthcoming second album. It’s her first UK top 40 showing since her debut “Looking For A New Love” two years ago!

35. De La Soul – “Me, Myself And I”
Another new entry and a UK chart debut for these three US hip hop rappers with a song they’ve already taken into the UK singles chart.

34. Then Jerico and Belinda Carlisle – “What Does It Take?”
A new entry last week and climbing four places this week for Then Jerico and Belinda from the groups latest album “The Big Area”.

33. Midnight Oil – “Beds Are Burning”
Another UK chart debut now for this Australian rock group, who have been releasing recording for ten years, but today score their first UK chart hit!

32. Chanelle – “One Man”
Down nine places this week, however, for Chanelle with her UK chart debut after six weeks on.

31. Aswad – “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep”
But climbing nine places this week go Aswad after their new entry last week.

30. Alyson Williams – “Sleep Talk”
And falling ten places this week goes Alyson with her first UK hit – look out for her debut album “My Love Is So Raw” coming soon!

29. Ten City – “Devotion”
A new entry last week and up ten places for Ten City this week and into the top thirty for the second time this year.

28. T’Pau – “Only The Lonely”
Following them are T’Pau who climb six places and get their seventh UK top thirty hit so far!

27. Roy Orbison – “She’s A Mystery To Me”
But going nowhere this week is Roy, staying just where he was last week with the title track from his latest hit album.

26. Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine – “Can’t Stay Away From You”
It’s down nine places though for Gloria and out of the top twenty and she’s falling two to No.4 on this weeks album chart.

25. The The – “The Beat(ern) Generation”
Also out of the top twenty are The The after just one week, falling seven places this week.

24. Brother Beyond – “Can You Keep A Secret?”
And dropping two places this week are Nathan, Carl, Steve and David with their fourth UK chart hit so far.

23. Yello – “Of Course I’m Lying”
But Boris and Dieter move up nine this week with the follow up to “The Race”!

22. Paul Simpson and Adeva – “Musical Freedom”
Still climbing are Paul and Adeva, up three places this week for them.

21. Cookie Crew – “Got To Keep On”
Susie and Debbie aka The Cookie Crew, surge ahead sixteen places this week and better January’s “Born This Way” by two places!

20. The Cult – “Fire Woman”
Down five for The Cult this week but clinging on for another week in the top twenty.

19. Fine Young Cannibals – “Good Thing”
A big new entry for FYC now, back with the follow up to “She Drives Me Crazy” in January and scoring their fifth top twenty hit to boot!

18. Fuzzbox – “International Rescue”
But after two weeks stationed outside the top ten, Fuzzbox fall seven places with their biggest hit single yet.

17. The Reynolds Girls – “I’d Rather Jack”
Also falling seven are Linda and Aisling with their UK chart debut and out of the top ten after three weeks.

16. Inxs – “Mystify”
New on last week and Inxs climb five places this week to get their third UK top twenty hit so far.

15. Bobby Brown – “Don’t Be Cruel”
Bobby slips two places though this week, the album of the same name is down to No.7.

14. Pat and Mick – “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”
And also falling, five places, are Pat Sharp and Mick Brown with this year’s Help A London Child charity single.

13. Guns’N’Roses – “Paradise City”
And down six places and out of the top ten go Axel Rose, Slash and the gang, although they are up to No.6 on the album chart this week!

12. U2 and BB King – “When Love Comes To Town”
This week’s highest new entry comes from U2 with the third single from “Rattle And Hum” and they join forces with R’n’B legend BB King.

11. Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield – “People Hold On”
Still climbing after three weeks but up only one place this week are Coldcut and Lisa from Lancashire with the current dance chart No.1.

10. Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
Jazzie B, Caron Wheeler and Co. are falling four this week but get a fourth week in the top ten. Their debut album is due very soon.

9. Holly Johnson – “Americanos”
Holly’s back in the top ten though, he’s up five places this week with his debut album coming in just two weeks time!

8. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
Donna falls four this week with what has proved to be her biggest UK chart hit for over a decade. The album “Another Place And Time“, however, climbs two places to No.21 this week!

7. Transvision Vamp – “Baby I Don’t Care”
Last week’s highest climber is up a further nine places this week and into the top ten for the second time for Transvision Vamp.

6. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
After three weeks at No.2, Jason drops four places, with the biggest selling single of the year so far!

5. Kon Kan – “I Beg Your Pardon”
The Canadian duo continue to climb the chart, up three this week and into the top five for them.

4. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
Paula slips one place this week with her US chart topper but she’s at No.5 on the album chart this week with “Forever Your Girl”.

3. Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
After three weeks on top, Madonna falls two this week and she’s down to No.2 on the album chart, as Deacon Blue go straight in at the top.

2. Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
Last week’s highest new entry is this week’s highest climber, up seventeen places for Mick Hucknell and the band as they equal “Holding Back The Year’s” chart position from 1986.

1. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
But climbing four places this week are The Bangles to claim their first UK number one! Their album “Everything” climbs nineteen places to No.25 this week. Can they make it two weeks at the top, there’s only one way to find out…!

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