Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 30th 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 24th to Saturday 29th 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, eleven climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Aswad – “On And On”
Aswad are back for a second time this year with this new entry, the follow up to “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep” back in April.

39. Danny Wilson – “Second Summer Of Love”
…but after five weeks on the chart, Danny Wilson fall thirteen places this week and looking very much like their last.

38. Eartha Kitt and Bronski Beat – “Cha Cha Heels”
Also falling are Eartha Kitt and Bronski Beat, five places in fact with their ‘unique’ collaboration after just one week’s advancement.

37. The Beautiful South – “Song For Whoever”
And also falling are The Beautiful South with their debut single, a mighty eighteen places, but with ten weeks spent in the top 40 and peaking at No.2, I’m sure they are not too bothered?(!)

36. Redhead Kingpin and The FBI – “Do The Right Thing”
Here’s a new entry from a New York collective who make their UK chart debut with their third single release, their debut “Pump It Hottie” made No.2 on the US rap chart earlier this year.

35. Dogs D’amour – “Satellite Kid”
And also making their UK chart debut are this UK rock group with the second single to come from their third studio album “Errol Flynn”.

34. Wendy and Lisa – “Satisfaction”
Wendy and Lisa were new last week and they climb six places this week with what is their UK top 40 debut.

33. Gun – “Better Days”
As were Scottish band Gun, who go up two places this week withn their debut single.

32. The Lightning Seeds – “Pure”
And there’s another chart debut now for this British group lead by Scho and The Bunnymen producer Ian Broudie, who get a new entry with the lead track from their forthcoming debut album!

31. Michael Jackson – “Liberian Girl”
Jacco’s going the other way with the ninth single from “Bad”, he’s down fifteen places this week and out of the top twenty.

30. Paul McCartney – “This One”
Macca is up this week, new on last week and he climbs seven places with the second single from his recent number one album “Flowers In The Dirt”.

29. Monie Love – “Grandpa’s Party”
While Monie Love drops eight this week with the second single release of her new music career.

28. De La Soul – “Say No, Go”
As do De La Soul who fall eight and out of the top twenty with their second single release.

27. Martika – “Toy Soldiers”
Here’s a new entry and a chart debut from a 20 year old American singer and songwriter who’s already taken this track to the top of the US singles chart. Can she do the same here…?

26. Shakespear’s Sister – “You’re History”
And here’s another one, this time from a new UK/US duo with their second single but first to make the top 40 and there’s a familiar face behind this one…it’s none other than former Bananarama star Siobhan Fahey in her new guise!

25. Waterfront – “Cry”
The boys from Cardiff fall seven this week with their UK chart debut, having taken this one into the top ten across the Atlantic.

24. The Primitives – “Sick Of It”
The Primitives came back last week with a new entry and get a big boost this week of nine places and score their third top thirty hit to date.

23. Prince – “Batdance”
And Prince finds himself getting a small boost back up the chart this week after falling out of the top ten four weeks ago, he’s up one place with the title theme from the current, brand new ‘Batman’ film!

22. The Blow Monkeys – “Choice”
But The Blow Monkeys can decide where they want to go this week and so stay exactly where they landed seven days ago!

21. Pet Shop Boys – “It’s Alright”
Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant are the Pet Shop Boys and they’re falling nine places this week with the third top ten single from their latest album “Introspective”.

20. A Guy Called Gerald – “Voodoo Ray”
Released independently, this song has been a huge hit this Summer for Gerald Simpson, but he’s down five places this week, his fourth week in the top twenty.

19. Transvision Vamp – “Landslide Of Love”
Wendy James and The Vamp are back with their third single this year to come from their current second album “Velveteen” and get a big new entry this week.

18. Gladys Knight – “Licence To Kill”
James Bond is down though, the official theme song from the sixteenth 007 film falls five places this week but gets Gladys a seventh week in the top twenty.

17. Simply Red – “A New Flame”
Going nowhere are Simply Red, they stay put this week with the third single from the album of the same name that’s spent five weeks on top of the album cgart this year so far!

16. Inner City – “Do You Love What You Feel?”
Kevin and Paris returned last week to the chart and climb twelve places this week to score their fourth top twenty hit in a row in ten months!

15. Simple Minds – “Kick It In”
And so did Simple Minds, they go up eight places to win their third top twenty hit from their current chart topping album “Street Fighting Years”.

14. Karyn White – “Superwoman”
For the past three weeks Karyn White has parked herself outside the top ten refusing to budge. No more. She’s down three spots this week with her former US top ten hit.

13. Alice Cooper – “Poison”
After an absense of over a decade, Alice Cooper came back to the UK singles chart last week and he’s been rewarded with the highest climb this week, a whopping twenty one places. He was last in the UK top twenty back in 1973!

12. Kirsty MacColl – “Days”
Kirsty’s still climbing, up another two places for her this week and in doing so, she equals The Kinks’ original UK chart high! Well done Kirsty!

11. Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”
Jazzie B’s Soul II Soul‘s former chart topper is down two places this week and falls out of the top ten after seven weeks.

10. Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings”
Former US chart topper from Bette Midler made the top five over here and this week she is down just two places with a song from her hit film ‘Beaches’.

9. Chaka Khan – “Ain’t Nobody ’89”
Chaka is also sliding two places this week with the 1989 reboot of her 1983 original that has been more successful this time around!

8. The London Boys – “London Nights”
Dennis and Edem drop three places this week with their biggest UK chart hit so far and their second top five hit of 1989.

7. Bobby Brown – “On Our Own”
As does Bobby, who falls three places with a song from the latest ‘Ghostbusters’ film and his third UK top ten hit of the year.

6. Gloria Estefan – “Don’t Wanna Lose You”
All on her own now is Gloria Estefan less her Miami Sound Machine, and she moves nowhere this week with her biggest UK chart hit for five years.

5. Lil Louis – “French Kiss”
The second highest new entry of last week climbs five places this week for Lil Louis, already a big tune in the clubs around the world and now having commercial success to match.

4. Bros – “Too Much”
Oh dear, last week’s highest new entry from the reduced Matt and Luke falls two places this week, not what they would of wanted but three other records have outsold them.

3. Sonia – “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”
One of them is Sonia but having been on top for the last two weeks, she slips two places with her debut single courtesy of those boys at PWL, Stock Aitken Waterman.

2. Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”
They need not worry as they score this week’s highest new entry with a brand new single for Kylie, the follow up to “Hand On Your Heart” which topped the chart at the beginning of May and gives Kylie her SEVENTH UK top two placing with her seventh release!

1. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
Which means we have a new number one and last week’s colossal climber of twenty eight places moves up a further two to take the 50’s and the 60’s to the top of the hit parade at the end of the 1980’s! Will Mr Bunny and his Mastermixer friends be there again next week, you’ll have to come back in seven days time to find out!

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