Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd July 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 26th June to Saturday 1st July 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, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Neneh Cherry – “Manchild”
Neneh Cherry falls eleven places this week with her second top 40 hit single, but with eight weeks on, it looks like her last for now.

39. LA Mix featuring Jazzi P – “Get Loose”
There’s a new entry and a chart return for LA Mix who took “Check This Out” to No.6 last year. This time the production trio join forces with rapper Pauline Bennett aka Jazzi P.

38. Norman Cook – “Won’t Talk About It”
We already have two Housemartins in the top 40 as part of The Beautiful South, now here comes another one, Norman Cook with his debut solo single release and a new entry this week. Look out for his former bandmates a bit later on!

37. Jennifer Rush and Placido Domingo – “Till I Loved You”
Jennifer and Placido drop eleven this week with their duet from the musical Goya.

36. Kirsty MacColl – “Days”
Kirsty MacColl is back in the top 40 for the first time since “Fairytale Of New York” back in December 1987. She gets a new entry with a cover of The Kinks 1968 UK No.12 hit, which is the second single from her current album “Kite”.

35. Cliff Richard – “The Best Of Me”
Cliff’s 100th single falls a mighty twenty one places this week, but rumour has it, he’s working with Stock Aitken Waterman on his next one!

34. Natalie Cole – “Miss You Like Crazy”
Natalie’s down too, ten places for her this week in her eleventh week on the top 40 with her biggest and highest placed UK single yet.

33. De La Soul – “Say No, Go”
De La Soul are back this week with the follow up to “Me, Myself And I” and get a new entry with their second UK chart hit. How far can they take this one??

32. Danny Wilson – “Second Summer Of Love”
And Danny Wilson are back too with a new entry and their first top 40 hit since their huge single “Mary’s Prayer”, which reached No.3 last Spring.

31. Donna Summer – “I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt”
Donna falls ten places this week with the second top ten hit from her current album “Another Place And Time“.

30. Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings”
Singer and actress Bette Midler gets a new entry now with her version of Kamahl’s 1982 original that comes from the soundtrack of her new film ‘Beaches’.

29. Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”
Public Enemy are still fighting on as they climb one place this week with the fourth UK top 40 hit of their career so far.

28. Fuzzbox – “Pink Sunshine”
Meanwhile, Fuzzbox fall twelve this week and out of the top twenty with their second UK chart hit of this year.

27. Waterfront – “Cry”
Welsh duo Phil Cilla and Chris Duffy get a climb of six places this week with a song that was originally released last year but failed to chart then. Doing much better this time around!

26. A Guy Called Gerald – “Voodoo Ray”
One of last week’s new entries gets a big climb of fourteen places this week for DJ and producer Gerald Simpson with his first showing on the top 40.

25. Holly Johnson – “Atomic City”
But Holly goes the other way, falling seven places this week and out of the top twenty with the third single from “Blast“.

24. Madonna – “Express Yourself”
Madonna follws him, dropping nine places with the second single from her fourth studio album “Like A Prayer“.

23. The Bangles – “Be With You”
Going nowhere this week are The Bangles with the follow up to their four week chart topper “Eternal Flame”, staying right where they were this time last week.

22. Monie Love – “Grandpa’s Party”
But Monie Love has cause for celebration, she’s up fifteen this week and in doing so, get’s her highest top 40 position yet with her second single.

21. Karyn White – “Superwoman”
Karyn White was a non-mover last week but she climbs four this week with her UK chart debut and a single that went top ten in America last December.

20. Guns’N’Roses – “Sweet Child O’Mine”
Guns’N’Roses can claim two top twenty hits this week, and both from the same album. The first falls eight places having made the top ten four weeks ago.

19. Clannad and Bono – “In A Lifetime”
Having out peaked their 1986 original chart position last week, Clannad with U2’s Bono fall two places this week but remain in the top twenty for a second week.

18. Chaka Khan – “Ain’t Nobody ’89”
Chaka’s back with a new entry and the second remix hit following on from “I’m Every Woman” two months ago. “Ain’t Nobody” made No.8 back in 1983, can she beat that this time?

17. Donna Allen – “Joy And Pain”
Sadly after such good progress over the last four weeks, Donna Allen slips seven places and out of the top ten this week with her second UK chart hit so far.

16. D-Mob – “It Is Time To Get Funky”
Danny D and the Mob also fall seven places and out of the top ten with their second UK chart hit thus far.

15. M – “Pop Muzik ’89”
Last week’s highest climber and another ’89 remix goes up another five places this week for Robin Scott aka M with his new version of his 1979 chart topper.

14. Jason Donovan – “Sealed With A Kiss”
Former number one from Jason falls nine places this week and out of the top ten, his third chart topper from his debut album “Ten Good Reasons“.

13. Sinitta – “Right Back Where We Started From”
And so does Sinitta with the fourth UK top ten hit of her career to date, she’s down seven this week and out…but just for now!

12. Sonia – “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”
But here’s a third S/A/W artist that is having a great week with her debut single, new in last week and Liverpool’s Sonia has this week’s highest climb of a whopping TWENTY SIX places! Go Sonia!

11. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Just Keep Rockin'”
After six weeks Double Trouble are still going strong, although this week they hold firm, neither moving up or down with their UK chart debut.

10. Guns’N’Roses – “Patience”
So here’s the second GNR song on this weeks chart, up twelve places from last weeks new entry to give the group three straight top ten hits in four months!

9. Cyndi Lauper – “I Drove All Night”
Cyndi is down two this week with her version of the song recorded by Roy Orbison two years ago and the lead single from her current album “A Night To Remember”.

8. U2 – “All I Want Is You”
Bono’s second top twenty hit is with his band U2, but they fall four places this week having peaked on last week’s chart.

7. Queen – “Breakthru”
Queen got last week’s highest new entry and they climb six places this week to claim their second top ten hit this year from the album “The Miracle”.

6. Gladys Knight – “Licence To Kill”
Gladys Knight has had another good week, she’s up two with the title theme song from the current James Bond film and the second the star Timothy Dalton as 007.

5. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s Alright”
Chris and Neil get this week’s highest new entry with the third single from their latest album “Introspective” which brings their tally of UK top ten hits now to eleven.

4. Prince – “Batdance”
But Prince drops two places this week with the title theme of the new ‘Batman’ film that has already topped the box office charts here and in the US.

3. The London Boys – “London Nights”
Dennis and Edem also have a great week as they go up sixteen places and get their highest UK chart hit so far, one place higher than “Requiem” achieved two months ago!

2. The Beautiful South – “Song For Whoever”
Paul and Dave are the other two Housemartins on this weeks chart and they climb one more place with their new group The Beautiful South and a song that is their debut single release.

1. Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”
So for a third week, Jazzie B with singer Caron Wheeler and his Soul II Soul tribe stay at the top of the UK singles chart with their album “Club Classics Vol.1” remaining at No.2 for a second week on the album chart. Can they make it a fourth, there’s only one way to find out…!

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