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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 25th June 1989

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th 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 19th to Saturday 24th 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 six new entry’s, fourteen climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. A Guy Called Gerald – “Voodoo Ray”
We start with a new entry for Manchester born Gerald Simpson with his acid house debut single that was originally released last year but has been a big hit in clubland there.

39. Joyce Sims – “Looking For A Love”
Joyce gets non-mover this week having returned to the chart last week with the first single from her forthcoming second album.

38. Sonia – “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”
Here’s another new entry and another UK chart debut this time for an 18 year old Liverpudlian singer with a little help from Stock Aitken Waterman. Could this be Britain’s answer to Kylie…?!

37. Monie Love – “Grandpa’s Party”
There’s another new entry and this time a chart return for Monie Love who follows her January debut with “I Can Do This”, that peaked at No.37, so she’s already equalled her UK chart high!

36. Living In A Box – “Gatecrashing”
Richard, Marcus and Tich climb just one more place this week with their second UK top 40 hit of the year.

35. Kylie Minogue – “Hand On Your Heart”
Still going strong in her ninth week is Kylie with her former chart topper which falls six places this week.

34. Tom Petty – “I Won’t Back Down”
So is Tom Petty after three weeks of climbing, he’s also down six places this week with his first UK top 40 hit for ten years.

33. Waterfront – “Cry”
One of last week’s new entries and chart newcomers Waterfront climb seven this week with a song that’s also doing big business Stateside too!

32. Tone Loc – “Funky Cold Medina”
Tone Loc falls nice places this week with his second UK top 40 hit of this year.

31. Malcolm McLaren – “Waltz Darling”
As Malcolm McLaren gets a non-mover with his chart return and the first single to come from his new, fourth studio album.

30. Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”
Public Enemy returned to the singles chart last week and go up five places this week putting them back in the top thirty for the first time since April last year.

29. Neneh Cherry – “Manchild”
Neneh falls eleven places this week and out of the top twenty with her second big UK chart hit from her current debut album “Raw Like Sushi“.

28. Transvision Vamp – “The Only One”
Transvision Vamp follow her, also down eleven with their third top twenty hit so far and the second new track from their forthcoming new album.

27. Bananarama – “Cruel Summer ’89”
Bananarama fall eight places this week with the re-boot of their 1983 chart classic which didn’t get near its original top ten high.

26. Jennifer Rush and Placido Domingo – “Till I Loved You”
Jennifer and Placido drop back two places this week after just two weeks on the chart with a song from the new musical Goya.

25. Karyn White – “Superwoman”
While Karyn White gets a non-mover with her UK chart debut that has already been a top ten hit in America.

24. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
Down twelve places this week and out of the top twenty for Natalie Cole who’s spent the past eight weeks there!

23. The Bangles – “Be With You”
The Bangles are still on the climb, three more places for them this week with the third single from their current album “Everything”.

22. Guns’N’Roses – “Patience”
There’s a new entry for Guns’N’Roses now with their THIRD UK single release in as many months from their current hit album “Appetite For Destruction” and it’s not the only entry they have on this weeks top 40!

21. Donna Summer – “I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt”
Donna is down five this week and also out of the top twenty with her second single from her current hit album “Another Place And Time“.

20. M – “Pop Muzik ’89”
Robin Scott aka ‘M’ has had a great week, however, he gets this week’s highest climber up eighteen places and back in the top twenty with his new version of “Pop Muzik” that originally charted ten years ago.

19. The London Boys – “London Nights”
We’ve lost “Requiem” from the top 40 this week but don’t worry, Dennis and Edem are back with this big new entry and score their second UK chart hit in two months!

18. Holly Johnson – “Atomic City”
Holly’s also back in the top twenty for a third time this year as he climbs nine places this week with the latest single to come from his number one album “Blast“!

17. Clannad and Bono – “In A Lifetime”
Clannad are back in the top twenty as they are up four this week with their 1986 hit that peaked at No.20 then and thus beating their own original!

16. Fuzzbox – “Pink Sunshine”
Sadly after five weeks of steady climbing, Fuzzbox slip two places this week with their second UK chart hit of this year.

15. Madonna – “Express Yourself”
Madonna falls five this week and out of the top ten also with her second chart hit of this year taken from her number one album “Like A Prayer“.

14. Cliff Richard – “The Best Of Me”
Cliff’s 100th UK single drops eight places this week and out of the top ten.

13. Queen – “Breakthru”
But Queen are back and get this week’s highest new entry with the second single from their recent number one album “The Miracle”.

12. Guns’N’Roses – “Sweet Child O’Mine”
Guns’N’Roses got a new entry at No.22 this week but fall three places with their second top ten hit so far this year. Can they make it three???

11. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Just Keep Rockin'”
Six weeks on and Double Trouble are still climbing, up another two places this week with their debut single with fellow Londoner The Rebel MC.

10. Donna Allen – “Joy And Pain”
Welcome back to the UK top ten to Donna Allen for the second time in her career as she is up five this week with her big comeback single.

9. D-Mob – “It Is Time To Get Funky”
Danny D is back in the top ten too for a second time as he climbs two places this week with his second single, the follow up to “We Call It Acieed”.

8. Gladys Knight – “Licence To Kill”
Last week’s highest climber is up a further twelve places this week and claims the sixth UK top ten hit for a James Bond film title song and gives Gladys her biggest UK solo chart placing yet!

7. Cyndi Lauper – “I Drove All Night”
Cyndi stays put this week with her UK chart return and the lead single from her brand new album “A Night To Remember”, which has previously been recorded by the late Roy Orbison.

6. Sinitta – “Right Back Where We Started From”
But after two weeks stuck at No.4, Sinitta falls two places and out of the top five with her biggest hit for nearly two years.

5. Jason Donovan – “Sealed With A Kiss”
Former chart topper Jason falls three this week with his version of this much covered song from his chart topping album “Ten Good Reasons“.

4. U2 – “All I Want Is You”
Meanwhile, U2 climb one place this week with their fourth top ten release from their chart topping album “Rattle And Hum”.

3. The Beautiful South – “Song For Whoever”
Its been another good week for this new band that has been formed by two former Housemartins as they go up a further five places with their debut single.

2. Prince – “Batdance”
And last week’s highest new entry climbs one this week for Prince with the theme from the brand new ‘Batman’ film that Price has written the soundtrack too!

1. Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”
Which means Jazzie B and his crew along with singer Caron Wheeler get a second week on top of the singles chart with the follow up to their top five hit “Keep On Movin'” back in March. Can they ‘keep on’ top for a third week, you’ll have to come back in seven days time to find out!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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