Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 16th 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 10th to Saturday 15th 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, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Fuzzbox – “International Rescue”
We start with a drop of twenty two places for Fuzzbox, out of the top twenty and just clinging on to the top 40 for a seventh week.
39. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
Natalie’s back though with a brand new single and this week’s first new entry, the first track from her forthcoming album “Good To Be Back”.
38. Ten City – “Devotion”
After just one week of going up, Ten City are going down this week, nine places with their follow up to “That’s They Way Love Is”
37. The Reynolds Girls – “I’d Rather Jack”
And so are Linda and Aisling Reynolds, down a hefty twenty places this week after eight weeks on the chart. Hopefully we will see more of them though in the future.
36. Swing Out Sister – “You On My Mind”
There’s a new entry and another return to the chart for Swing Out Sister, also with the first cut from their forthcoming second studio album, due next month.
35. Barry Manilow – “Please Don’t Be Scared”
Barry’s on the up though, new on last week and he’s climbing five places this week.
34. Aswad – “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep”
But Aswad are not, down three places for them this week. They have a greatest hits album coming out very soon though.
33. Then Jerico and Belinda Carlisle – “What Does It Take?”
Then Jerico and Belinda move up one more place this week with the second single from their latest album “The Big Area”.
32. The Blow Monkeys – “This Is Your Life”
Also new on last week were The Blow Monkeys, they are up seven places this week and doing much better with this song than last year!
31. Jody Watley – “Real Love”
And Jody was back last week too, she’s up five places this week with the first song from her forthcoming album “Larger Than Life”.
30. Duran Duran – “Do You Believe In Shame?”
The Duran’s are back with a new entry and the third UK top 40 single to be taken from their most recent album “Big Thing”.
29. T’Pau – “Only The Lonely”
But after three weeks of progress, T’Pau drop just one places this week, but remain in the top thirty for a second week.
28. Yello – “Of Course I’m Lying”
Boris and Dieter are also falling, five places for them with their second chart hit in six months.
27. Bobby Brown – “Don’t Be Cruel”
And Bobby’s dropping too, twelve places for him and out of the top twenty for now.
26. De La Soul – “Me, Myself And I”
A new entry last week and a UK chart debut for these hip hop rappers, who climb nine this week with a song that’s also top 40 in America.
25. Paul Simpson and Adeva – “Musical Freedom”
But after three week of moving on up, Paul and Adeva move on down three places and back to where they were two weeks ago!
24. The London Boys – “Requiem”
This week’s highest climber was a new entry last week that climbs fourteen places this week for dancer Edem and Dennis.
23. The Beatmasters featuring Merlin – “Who’s In The House?”
The Beatmasters are back for 1989, they get a new entry with the follow up to “Burn It Up” from last September.
22. Pat and Mick – “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”
And falling eight places this week are DJ’s Pat Sharp and Mick Brown with this year’s Help A London Child single.
21. Midnight Oil – “Beds Are Burning”
Australian rock band Midnight Oil were new last week, this week they move up twelve places with their first UK chart hit after ten years in the business!
20. Inner City – “Ain’t Nobody Better”
Kevin and Paris are back in the chart for 1989, they get a big new entry this week with the follow up to their massive Christmas hit “Good Life”.
19. Guns’N’Roses – “Paradise City”
Axel Rose and the band fall six places this week with their second UK chart hit and a song originally released two years ago!
18. Metallica – “One”
There’s another US heavy metal band in the chart this week, with a big new entry too and the second UK top twenty hit from their current “…And Justice for All” album.
17. Cookie Crew – “Got To Keep On”
The Cookie Crew are still climbing, up four places this week and into the top twenty for the first time since “Rok Da House” with The Beatmasters in early 1988.
16. Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
Meanwhile, Jazzie B and the crew fall six places this week and out of the top ten with their third single and by far their biggest so far.
15. Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield – “People Hold On”
Sadly after three weeks of climbing, Coldcut and Lisa drop four this week with their former Dance chart topper.
14. Inxs – “Mystify”
But Inxs are on the up, two places for them this week and “Kick”, the album, is up to No.14 on this week’s album chart.
13. Simple Minds – “Kick It In”
After just two weeks, Simple Minds are back with the follow up to their big number one from February and get a new entry with the second single from their forthcoming new album “Street Fighting Years”.
12. The Cure – “Lullaby”
But this week’s highest new entry is just above them, and it’s a welcome back to The Cure to the UK top 40 for the first time in two years with the lead single from their brand new album that’s out next month.
11. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
Former number one Jason is five places this week and out of the top ten for the first time since he arrived seven weeks ago!
10. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
Donna falls just two places this week and gets a sixth week in the top ten. Her album “Another Place And Time” drops to No.33 this week.
9. Fine Young Cannibals – “Good Thing”
A high new entry last week and it’s back into the top ten for the second time this year FYC this week up ten places. “The Raw And The Cooked” is up two to No.7 on this week’s album chart.
8. Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
Down five for former number one Madonna this week with the title track of her latest album that’s down to No.6 on this week’s album chart.
7. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
Paula’s falling too, down three for her this week and “Forever Your Girl” slips five on the album chart to No.10.
6. U2 and BB King – “When Love Comes To Town”
Last week’s highest new entry is up six places this week to get U2 their third consecutive top ten hit from “Rattle And Hum”, which is up six to No.29 on this week’s album chart.
5. Kon Kan – “I Beg Your Pardon”
Still doing well after six weeks on the chart but going nowhere this week are Canadian artists Kon Kan, holding firm for a second week in the top five.
4. Holly Johnson – “Americanos”
It’s another good week for Holly though, he’s up five places and lands at the position “Love Train” peaked at back in January – look out for his album “Blast” coming in two weeks time!
3. Transvision Vamp – “Baby I Don’t Care”
Wendy and The Vamp have much to celebrate too, they climb four this week and get their highest UK chart placing yet with the lead single from their new album that’s out in June.
2. Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
But Simply Red stay seated just where they were last week and get a climb of one place to No.2 on this week’s album chart!
1. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
So The Bangles get a second week on top with the album “Everything” climbing fourteen places to No.11 on this week’s album chart. Can they make it three weeks on top, come back next Sunday to find out…!
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