Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 18th 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 12th to Saturday 17th 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 seven new entry’s, sixteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Waterfront – “Cry”
Our first new entry is a top 40 debut for this Welsh duo with a track they released last year but which failed to chart. This time round, they’ve made it!

39. Joyce Sims – “Looking For A Love”
There’s another new entry but this time a chart return for Joyce Sims with her first top 40 hit since “Walk Away” last year. The song is taken from her forthcoming second album.

38. M – “Pop Muzik ’89”
And there’s another new entry and a chart return for Robin Scott aka M with his massive global hit of ten years ago, remixed and back in the UK top 40 for the end of the 80’s.

37. Living In A Box – “Gatecrashing”
Living In A Box climb two places after their new entry last week with the title track from their second album that’s out in two weeks time.

36. Bobby Brown – “Every Little Step”
Meanwhile, Bobby falls thirteen places this week with his third top 40 hit of the year.

35. Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”
Public Enemy are back with a new entry and the lead single from their new album “Fear Of A Black Planet”. It’s the groups first UK chart hit since “Don’t Believe The Hype” early last year.

34. Hillsborough – “Ferry Across The Mersey”
The former number one from Holly Johnson, The Christians, Paul McCartney, Gerry marsden and Stock Aitken Waterman is down twenty places this week.

33. R.E.M. – “Orange Crush”
As are R.E.M., who fall five places after just one week of progress with the lead single from their new album “Green”.

32. The London Boys – “Requiem”
Dennis and Edem fall eleven this week with their UK chart debut and they’ve done rather well with it! But they have a new single out tomorrow, how far will that get…?

31. Malcolm McLaren – “Waltz Darling”
Malcolm McLaren was new last week and he get a climb of five places this week with the lead single from his forthcoming new album.

30. Paula Abdul – “Forever Your Girl”
Sadly Paula Abdul falls six places this week with her second UK chart hit so far, but not matching the success of “Straight Up” back in March.

29. Kylie Minogue – “Hand On Your Heart”
Kylie’s slipping too this week, eleven places for her and out of the top twenty with her first new tune from an expected new album later this year.

28. Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”
Tom Petty is on the up though again this week, just one place for him and he has a brand new album now out called “Full Fever Moon”.

27. Holly Johnson – “Atomic City”
Holly lent his vocals to the recent number one that sits at No.34 this week as well as two top five hits and a number one album, this week he is back with a new entry with the third single from that album!

26. The Bangles – “Be With You”
The Bangles returned with a new entry last week and climb five places this week with the follow up to the biggest seller of this year so far “Eternal Flame”.

25. Karyn White – “Superwoman”
As was newcomer Karyn White who goes up nine places this week with her UK chart debut taken from her new self-titled debut album.

24. Jennifer Rush and Placido Domingo – “Till I Loved You”
Jennifer and Placido also got a new entry last week and they too climb nine places this week with a song from the new musical Goya.

23. Tone Loc – “Funky Cold Medina”
Tone Loc drops four this week but he’s out of the top twenty with his second release and his second UK chart hit.

22. Lynne Hamilton – “On The Inside”
As is Lynne Hamilton with the theme from Prisoner: Cell Block H, she’s down nine this week and out.

21. Clannad and Bono – “In A Lifetime”
Last week’s highest new entry also moves nine places, but this time in an upward direction for Clannad and U2’s Bono, who we will also hear from again a bit later on!

20. Gladys Knight – “Licence To Kill”
Its been a great week for James Bond, with the new film in the cinema’s and doing well and the title theme song following, its this week’s highest climber up twenty places!

19. Bananarama – “Cruel Summer ’89”
Sara, Keren and Jacqui go up one more place this week with their new version of their 1983 UK/US chart smash.

18. Neneh Cherry – “Manchild”
Neneh falls eight places this week and out of the top ten with her second UK chart hit from her new, debut album “Raw Like Sushi”.

17. Transvision Vamp – “The Only One”
Wendy James and The Vamp went up ten places last week, the slip back two this week as they put the finishing touches to their new, second studio album.

16. Donna Summer – “I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt”
And Donna falls seven places this week and also out of the top ten with the second cut from her latest album “Another Place And Time“.

15. Donna Allen – “Joy And Pain”
Donna Allen got last week’s highest climber, this week she continues as she is up another seven places and back in the top twenty for only the second time since “Serious” back in 1986.

14. Fuzzbox – “Pink Sunshine”
Fuzzbox have been climbing now for five weeks and are up another three places this week, can they beat “International Rescue” which got to No.11 back in March??

13. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Just Keep Rockin'”
As have Double Trouble with their UK chart debut, they’re up another three places this week with their London mate The Rebel MC!

12. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
But after seven weeks Natalie Cole slips oit of the top ten, down five places with her biggest UK chart hit so far.

11. D-Mob – “It Is Time To Get Funky”
Danny D and the Mob are up one more place this week and park themselves outside the top ten where they were last back in october with “We Call It Acieed”.

10. Madonna – “Express Yourself”
After two weeks in the top five, Madonna drops five places with the second single from “Like A Prayer“.

9. Guns’N’Roses – “Sweet Child O’Mine”
Guns’N’Roses are falling too, three for them with their second UK top ten chart hit.

8. The Beautiful South – “Song For Whoever”
But The Beautiful South are up three this week with their debut single and now a top ten hit!

7. Cyndi Lauper – “I Drove All Night”
Cyndi continues to climb, she’s up one this week with Roy Orbison’s 1987 original that serves as the lead single from her new album “A Night To Remember”.

6. Cliff Richard – “The Best Of Me”
And after two weeks in second place, Cliff falls four with his 100th UK single release.

5. U2 – “All I Want Is You”
Bono is back for a second time as U2 get a big new entry this week with the fourth single from their chart topping album “Rattle And Hum”.

4. Sinitta – “Right Back Where We Started From”
But Sinitta holds still just where she was last week with her biggest chart hit since “Toy Boy” back in September 1987.

3. Prince – “Batdance”
Prince is back and gets this week’s highest new entry with the theme song from the new ‘Batman’ movie that stars Michael Keaton in the title role.

2. Jason Donovan – “Sealed With A Kiss”
Alas after two weeks on top, Jason falls one and off the top this week with his third chart topper of the year and he’s also down one on this weeks album chart as Paul McCartney takes the top spot.

1. Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”
And so we have a new number one, up three this week for Jazzie B with Caron Wheeler and Co. with their second UK chart hit and now their first number one. Their album “Club Classics Vol.1” is at No.4 on the album chart. Can they make it a second week, you’ll have to come back next Sunday to find out!

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

Follow the latest ‘rewind’ chart below or click here to read about previous weeks.

chart rewind

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