Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 4th June 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 29th May to Saturday 3rd June 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, ten climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. The Jacksons – “Nothin’ (That Compares 2 U)”
We start with a fall of seven places this week for the remaining Jacksons with their ‘comeback’ single.

39. R.E.M. – “Orange Crush”
Our first new entry see’s the return of US group Rapid Eye Movement with their third top 40 entry and first since “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It” two years ago. The song is taken from their latest, sixth studio album “Green”.

38. Donna Allen – “Joy And Pain”
There’s another new entry and a UK chart return this time for US singer Donna Allen with her second top 40 hit since her debut “Serious” in 1986.

37. New Model Army – “Green And Grey”
And there’s yet another new entry this time for New Model Army with the follow up to “Vagabonds” back in April.

36. Vixen – “Love Made Me”
Vixen were a new entry last week, this week they climb three places with their second UK top 40 entry.

35. Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”
Tom Petty is going in the other direction, he was also new last week but slips one place on this week’s chart.

34. Robert Palmer – “Change His Ways”
And after three weeks on the up, Robert Palmer drops six places with his second top 40 chart hit in seven months.

33. Bananarama – “Cruel Summer ’89”
Sara, Keren and Jacqui are back with a new entry and a reworking of their 1983 top ten hit, re-recorded of course with new girl Jacqui O’Sullivan.

32. Chaka Khan – “I’m Every Woman ’89”
Another 1989 reworking is Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman”, but she falls fifteen places this week and out of the top twenty.

31. Queen – “I Want It All”
Queen fall thirteen this week with their big comeback from their current album “The Miracle”, which drops to No.2 on this week’s album chart.

30. Stefan Dennis – “Don’t It Makes You Feel Good?”
There are still three Neighbours stars on the chart this week, Stefan ‘Paul Robinson’ Dennis falls nine with his debut single, however, this week.

29. WASP – “The Real Me”
WASP also fall, six places for them with their second top thirty hit of this year so far.

28. Deacon Blue – “Fergus Sings The Blues”
Ricky Ross and Co. fall twelve places this week with their third top twenty hit in seven months, all taken from their number one album “When The World Knows Your Name”.

27. The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
Strangely, The Bangles don’t move anywhere this week with their former four week chart topper, which is now the biggest seller of this year so far.

26. Paula Abdul – “Forever Your Girl”
Paula, however, is on the move and going in the right direction. She was new last week and climbs four places this week with the title track of her debut album.

25. Transvision Vamp – “The Only One”
After just two weeks away, Wendy James and The Vamp are back with a brand new entry and the second single from their forthcoming second album “Velveteen”.

24. Roxette – “The Look”
Per and Maria are down twelve places and out of the top twenty this week with their former US number one and their UK top 40 debut.

23. The Beautiful South – “Song For Whoever”
But up twelve this week go new group The Beautiful South also with their top 40 debut which is also their debut single!

22. Fuzzbox – “Pink Sunshine”
Fuzzbox go up two more places this week with their second top thirty hit of this year and expect their new album “Big Bang” very soon!

21. Sam Brown – “Can I Get A Witness?”
Sam Brown sadly drops six places this week and out of the top twenty after just one week with the follow up to “Stop”.

20. Cappella – “Helyom Halib”
Time has run out for this dance track after five weeks on the chart, Cappella are moving on down nine places with their first UK chart entry.

19. D-Mob – “It Is Time To Get Funky”
Dancin’ Danny D got a new entry last week and this week he climbs six places and back into the top twenty for the second time.

18. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Just Keep Rockin'”
Last week’s highest climber is up a further two places this week for London outfit Double Trouble and fellow Londoner ‘The Rebel MC’.

17. Cyndi Lauper – “I Drove All Night”
And Cyndi Lauper is back in the top twenty as well, she goes up a further five places this week with her version of Rob Orbison’s 1987 song.

16. Tone Loc – “Funky Cold Medina”
But Tone Loc slips back three places this week with his second top twenty hit of the year and his career.

15. Edelweiss – “Bring Me Edelweiss”
The former top five hit from these German/Austrian dancers falls seven this week and out of the top ten.

14. Bobby Brown – “Every Little Step”
As does Bobby brown, who is down five places with the third single from “Don’t Be Cruel” that holds fire at No.4 on this week’s album chart.

13. The London Boys – “Requiem”
Dennis and Edem are also falling, down seven for them this week and also exiting the top ten.

12. Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”
Jazzie B, Caron Wheeler and Co. made their UK chart debut in February with “Keep On Movin'”, this week they are back with the follow up which gets a new entry and a top 40 return after just two weeks absence!

11. Kylie Minogue – “Hand On Your Heart”
Kylie’s chart return this year has given her her third UK chart topper, but alas she falls seven places this week and out of the top ten after spending five weeks there.

10. Donna Summer – “I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt”
Donna falls three places this week after just one week of climbing with the second single from “Another Place And Time“.

9. Neneh Cherry – “Manchild”
And Neneh Cherry drops too, four places for her with her second single from her debut album “Raw Like Sushi”.

8. Guns’N’Roses – “Sweet Child O’Mine”
Its been a good week for Axel Rose and Co, new on last week and they go up six places and into the UK top ten for the second time.

7. Lynne Hamilton – “On The Inside”
After reaching the top three, Lynne Hamilton slips back four places with the theme song from Prisoner: Cell Block H.

6. Sinitta – “Right Back Where We Started From”
Sinitta got a big new entry last week and is this week’s highest climber, up thirteen places and back into the top ten for the first time since “Cross My Broken Heart” just over a year ago.

5. Madonna – “Express Yourself”
Last week’s highest new entry goes up five places for Madonna with the second single from her current album “Like A Prayer“.

4. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
But Natalie Cole is down two places this week with her biggest UK chart hit so far. He album “Good To Be Back” slips two to No.15 on this week’s album chart.

3. Hillsborough – “Ferry Across The Mersey”
Its been number one for three weeks now, but The Christians, Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson and Gerry Marsden drop two places this week with their charity record in aid of the Hillsborough football disaster.

2. Cliff Richard – “The Best Of Me”
If you’re wondering where the remaining two new entries of this week are, look no further. Cliff is one of them with his 100th single and back having spent Christmas on top with “Misteltoe And Wine”!

1. Jason Donovan – “Sealed With A Kiss”
This week’s highest new entry, however, goes straight into the top of the chart for the second time in a month and gives Jason Donovan his THIRD UK number one in six months – and if that wasn’t enough, he’s also No.1 on this weeks album chart too! Can he make it two, come back next Sunday to find out…!

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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chart rewind

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