Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 7th May 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 1st to Saturday 6th May 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 one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. U2 and BB King – “When Love Comes To Town”
Bono, The Edge and Larry together with BB king are down thirteen places this week but get another week in the top 40…just!
39. Alyson Williams – “My Love Is So Raw”
Here’s our first new entry and a welcome return for Alyson Williams with her second UK chart hit of this year and the title track of her debut album also.
38. Cappella – “Helyom Halib”
There’s another new entry for this acid house/dance tribe who get their first UK chart entry and are also flying high on this week’s dance chart.
37. Jody Watley – “Real Love”
After going back up last week, Jody is dropping again this week, three places in total but getting a fifth week in the chart.
36. Shakin’ Stevens – “Love Attack”
Shakey is back, he gets a new entry this week, his first top 40 entry of the year, his last was with “True Love” back in December.
35. Donna Summer – “This Time I Know It’s For Real”
Donna’s still doing well in her eleventh week on the chart, down six places with the lead singles from “Another Place And Time“.
34. Jason Donovan – “Too Many Broken Hearts”
And Jason is also on week eleven, he’s down ten places this week but gets a new entry at No.2 on the album chart with “Ten Good Reasons“!
33. Diana Ross – “Working Overtime”
Diana Ross is back too with a new entry and the first single to come from her forthcoming album of the same name which is out next month.
32. Morrissey – “Interesting Drug”
Morrissey falls twenty places this week having been the highest new entry only three weeks ago!
31. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”
Paula Abdul clocks up an eleventh week on the chart and she’s down eleven places too this week.
30. Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”
Soul II Soul are doing well, they are going back up the chart this week, three places in fact!
29. Hue and Cry – “Violently”
Greg and Pat are back in the top 40 for a second time this year, they get a new entry with the follow up to “Looking For Linda” and the third single from their current album “Remote”.
28. Swing Out Sister – “You On My Mind”
And also yo-yoing this week are Swing Out Sister, back up the chart, two places for them and one place higher than they were two weeks ago!
27. Madonna – “Like A Prayer”
Madonna falls just two places this week in her ninth week on the top 40 with the title track from her current album.
26. Cookie Crew – “Got To Keep On”
The Cookie Crew drop seven places this week, however, and out of the top twenty for them.
25. De La Soul – “Me, Myself And I”
And after three weeks ascending the chart, De La Soul descend three places this week.
24. The Cure – “Lullaby”
Robert Smith and Co. fall thirteen places this week, but not to worry too much, their new album “Disintergration” is new at No.3 on the album chart this week!
23. Kon Kan – “I Beg Your Pardon”
Kon Kan’s big UK debut falls eight places this week and out of the top twenty in their ninth week on the chart.
22. Stefan Dennis – “Don’t It Make You Feel Good?”
Neighbours star Stefan Dennis was new last week to music and the UK top 40, so he should be pleased with a big climb of seventeen places this week with his debut single!
21. Stevie Nicks – “Rooms On Fire”
As was Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks with her UK chart debut, and she is up sixteen places this week!
20. Metallica – “One”
Metallica fall six places this week but get another week inside the top twenty.
19. Inner City – “Ain’t Nobody Better”
Kevin and Paris are also down six this week with their third UK top ten hit so far.
18. Bon Jovi – “I’ll Be There For You”
Jon, Ritchie and Co. get a non mover this week with the third single from “New Jersey”, which re-enters the album chart at No.60.
17. Fine Young Cannibals – “Good Thing”
FYC are down seven and out of the top ten, their album “The Raw And The Cooked” remains at No.4 this week.
16. Yazz – “Where Has All The Love Gone?”
Meanwhile Yazz climbs one place this week with “Wanted” a non mover at No.29 on the album chart.
15. Debbie Gibson – “Electric Youth”
It’s been another good week for Debbie Gibson, she climbs a further six places and into the UK top twenty for the fourth time for her.
14. Roxette – “The Look”
And it’s the same for Per and Marie, they are up twelve places this week with a former US chart topper, can they repeat that success here…?
13. Poison – “Ye Mama Don’t Dance”
Poison are celebrating this week too, they add another three places to last weeks position and land exactly where they were three months ago with “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”!
12. Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
Not such good news for Simply Red, they fall nine places and out of the top ten, “A New Flame ” falls to No.6 on the album chart.
11. The Beatmasters and Merlin – “Who’s In The House?”
And after two weeks on hold at number eight, The Beatmasters slip three places to just outside the top ten this week.
10. Holly Johnson – “Americanos”
Holly’s down four places this week and he slips to No.5 on the album chart from last week’s number one.
9. Transvision Vamp – “Baby I Don’t Care”
And Wendy James and The Vamp are down five places with their biggest UK chart hit so far.
8. Chaka Khan – “I’m Every Woman ’89”
It’s been a great week for Chaka Khan, however, new on last week and she’s up fifteen places and goes three places higher her original reached in 1978!
7. Edelweiss – “Bring Me Edelweiss”
But just above her is this week’s highest climber, up twenty one places for Edelweiss with their song that samples ABBA’s “SOS”.
6. Midnight Oil – “Beds Are Burning”
Midnight Oil continue their assault of the British chart, they go up three more places this week and now equal their current chart position in Australia.
5. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
Last week’s highest climber is up two more places this week, Natalie Cole now equals “Pink Cadillac”s UK chart high of last April, but can she beat it?
4. The London Boys – “Requiem”
Dennis and Edem are up one place this week with their UK chart debut, their highest global chart position now for this song.
3. Queen – “I Want It All”
Queen are back! This week’s highest new entry gives them their biggest UK chart hit since “A Kind Of Magic” three years ago and comes from their brand new album “The Miracle”.
2. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
But after four weeks on top, The Bangles fall one place this week with their biggest UK hit so far, their album “Everything” slips two places to No.7 this week.
1. Kylie Minogue – “Hand On Your Heart”
Which means we have a new number one and it’s up one place for Kylie this week to claim her third UK chart topper and second of this year! Her album “Kylie” is back up three places and into the top twenty on the album chart. Can she get a second week…you will have to come back next Sunday to find out!
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