Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 20th August 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 14th to Saturday 19th August 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. The Eurythmics – “Revival”
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart are back, together in the UK singles chart for the first time in twelve months with a new entry and the lead single from their brand new album that’s due out next month.
39. Debbie Gibson – “We Could Be Together”
As is Debbie Gibson with this new entry and the third single to come from her latest album “Electric Youth”.
38. Inner City – “Do You Love What You Feel?”
Paris and Kevin fall seventeen places this week with the latest offering from their debut long player “Paradise”.
37. Fine Young Cannibals – “Don’t Look Back”
And FYC return with the third single from their number one album “The Raw And The Cooked”, the follow up to “Good Thing” when made the top ten back in April.
36. Prince – “Batdance”
Ten weeks on and Prince is still going strong with the theme from the new ‘Batman’ film, but he falls six places with it this week.
35. Damian – “The Timewarp”
Damian Baker covered this song from The Rocky Horror Picture Show two years ago but failed to reach the top 40. Not this time, however, he gets a new entry with a remix courtesy of Pete Hammond, better know for his work with Stock Aitken Waterman!
34. Malcolm McLaren – “Something’s Jumpin’ In Your Shirt”
Malcom McLaren is back with a second top 40 entry from his latest album “Waltz Darling”, the title track of which made No.31 back in June.
33. Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings”
Bette Midler drops fourteen this week and out of the top twenty with this song from her latest film ‘Beaches’, now in its eighth week on the chart.
32. Aswad – “On And On”
Meanwhile Aswad are also on a downward spiral, seven places after two weeks of climbing with their second top 40 hit of this year.
31. Transvision Vamp – “Landslide Of Love”
Wendy James and Co. are out of the top twenty, dropping thirteen places this week with the third single from their current album “Velveteen”.
30. Manic MC – “Mental”
This track was a new entry on last weeks chart and climbs two places this week, the group’s debut UK top 40 showing.
29. Chaka Khan – “Ain’t Nobody ’89”
Chaka falls nine places thiss weekj and out of the top twenty with her second remix hit of the year, that’s proven more successful than the 1983 original!
28. Donna Summer – “Love’s About To Change My Heart”
Donna Summer is back with the third single to come from her latest album “Another Place And Time“, all produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and hoping to follow “This Time I Know It’s For Real” and “I Don’t Wanna Get Hurt” into the top ten for a third time!
27. Bros – “Too Much”
Matt and Luke are ‘too much’ for the top twenty this week as they drop twelve places with their chart comeback as a brotherly duo.
26. Fuzzbox – “Self”
And Fuzzbox, after a good climb last week, drop back two places with their third top 40 hit of this year taken from their latest album “Big Bang”.
25. The Lightning Seeds – “Pure”
Ian Broudie and his new band are also falling, nine places for them after two weeks in the top twenty with this, their debut release.
24. Then Jerico – “Sugar Box”
But its been a good week for Then Jerico, they gained their third top 40 entry of the year last week and climb fourteen places this week with it!
23. Bon Jovi – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
Bon Jovi are back with a new entry and the fourth straight chart hit from their latest album “New Jersey” released last Autumn.
22. Bobby Brown – “On Our Own”
But Bobby brown is down ten places this week with his song from the soundtrack of the latest ‘Ghostbusters’ film.
21. Jody Watley featuring Eric B. and Rakim – “Friends”
Jody Watley, Eric and Rakim certainly are ‘friends’, working together means you get a climb of ten places this week, the song has already made the top ten in The States, can it do the same here?
20. Neneh Cherry – “Kisses On The Wind”
Neneh Cherry continues to climb, up three this week for her and by doing so, she gets her third top twenty hit from three single releases!
19. Alyson Williams – “I Need Your Loving”
Alyson Williams was new last week with the third UK chart hit of her career so far and gets a massive boost of twenty one places this week back into the top twenty for the second time this year!
18. Adeva – “Warning”
Adeva is another artist who has charted three times this year, this week she goes up a very respectable eighteen places following her new entry on the chart last week.
17. Starlight – “Numero Uno”
But beating all of those ladies are Starlight who get this week’s highest climb of twenty two places. And we will catch up with the brains behind this record a bit later, who are also responsible for Blackbox’s current chart hit.
16. Sonia – “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”
Sonia falls six this week but it takes her out of the top ten for the first time since the beginning of July.
15. Gloria Estefan – “Don’t Wanna Lose You”
And Gloria Estefan is also out as she falls six places as well with the lead single from her current chart topping album “Cuts Both Ways”.
14. Redhead Kingpin and The FBI – “Do The Right Thing”
Falling one place this week is NY rapper Redhead Kingpin and the group FBI with their UK chart debut.
13. Lisa Stansfield – “This Is The Right Time”
But its another good week for Lisa Stansfield, she moves up another four places with her UK solo chart debut, two places away from where she was in April with Coldcut and their hit “People Hold On”.
12. Queen – “The Invisible Man”
Queen scored last week’s highest new entry and go up fourteen places this week to score their third top twenty hit from their latest chart topping album “The Miracle”.
11. The Beatmasters featuring Betty Boo – “Hey DJ I Can’t Dance To The Music You’re Playing”
And last week’s highest climber moves up a further three places for The Beatmasters and their latest ‘find’, rapper and singer Betty Boo better known to her friends and family as Alison Clarkson!
10. Cliff Richard – “I Just Don’t Have The Heart”
Cliff is back and gets this week’s highest new entry with his 101st single written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. He is currently recording a new album that should be out this Autumn.
9. Shakespear’s Sister – “You’re History”
Siobhan and Marcella slip two places this week with their chart debut, their album “Sacred Heart” is out tomorrow!
8. Big Fun – “Blame It On The Boogie”
Another S/A/W produced track is Big Fun‘s new version of The Jackson’s “Blame It On The Boogie”, but this week they stay put selling no more and no less than those above and below them.
7. Liza Minnelli – “Losing My Mind”
Liza slips one place this week with her recording of Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 number from the musical Follies, produced by The Pet Shop Boys.
6. Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”
Kylie falls three this week with her brand new track, the third S/A/W produced song in this weeks top ten and the second to come from her new album that’s coming this Autumn!
5. Martkia – “Toy Soldiers”
Martika gets a non mover this week with her former US chart topper and her UK chart debut, her debut album has already sold over 500,000 copies the other side of the Atlantic.
4. Lil Louis – “French Kiss”
Lil Louis falls two this week with his former dance chart topper which has made the top three in over twenty countries worldwide so far.
3. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
Daniele Davoli, Valerio Semplici, and Mirko Limoni get this weeks highest climber at No.17 and their other project Blackbox climbs another eight places this week, having already reached the top three in a dozen countries across Europe.
2. Alice Cooper – “Poison”
Alice Cooper is really having huge success with this track as he climbs two more places this week. Its been seventeen years since he was this high in the UK singles chart with “School’s Out” which went all the way, can he repeat that again?
1. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
Which means for the fourth week running, Jive Bunny remains at number one, one of four songs now this year to of spent a full month at the top. Can he go one better and win a fifth week or can Alice Cooper, Blackbox or perhaps Cliff knock him off, there’s only one way to find out…!