Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 3rd September 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 28th August to Saturday 2nd September 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 nine new entry’s, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Sonia – “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”
Sonia falls sixteen places this week in her eleventh week on the top 40 and it looks like her last, for now.

39. The Rolling Stones – “Mixed Emotions”
Our first new entry is a chart return after a three and a half year absence for the legendary Rolling Stones with the first single to come from their brand new album “Steel Wheels”.

38. Gloria Estefan – “Don’t Wanna Lose You”
Gloria Estefan falls fifteen places this week, her ninth on the chart. She remains top of the album chart for the fourth week running, however!

37. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
There’s a new entry and a chart debut for this Belgian duo that comprises Eric Martin and Manuela Kamosi, better known as “Ya Kid K”, next. The song is based on Farley Jackmaster Funk’s “The Acid Life” and is currently flying high in Dance charts across Europe.

36. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
And there’s another new entry and chart debut for this American singer with his third single to be released from his debut album “Feeling Free”, but this time, he’s made the top 40!

35. Then Jerico – “Sugar Box”
Time has run out for Then Jerico, they fall thirteen places this week after three weeks of good progress up the chart.

34. Aerosmith – “Love In An Elevator”
Here’s a new entry for this US rock group who have been performing and releasing music for over fifteen years, but today they score their very first UK top 40 singles chart entry with the lead track to come from their forthcoming ninth studio album!

33. The Cure – “Love Song”
Robert Smith and his merry men are back with a new entry and a second top 40 hit of this year, the follow up to “Lullaby”, which made the top five back in May.

32. Marillion – “Hooks In You”
Marillion are back for 1989 with a new entry and a brand new song, the first to be lifted from their forthcoming sixth album “Seasons End”.

31. Queen – “The Invisible Man”
Queen are down fifteen this week with the latest single to come from their current album “The Miracle”, that topped the chart back in June.

30. Janet Jackson – “Miss You Much”
Janet came back to the chart last week and climbs five places this week with the first cut from her forthcoming new album that’s called “Rhythm Nation 1814“.

29. Malcolm McLaren – “Something’s Jumping In Your Shirt”
But going nowhere this week is Malcolm as he holds firm just where he landed last week with his second top 40 hit of this year.

28. Redhead Kingpin and The FBI – “Do The Right Thing”
After three weeks in the top twenty, Redhead and his FBI fall nine places this week and out altogether.

27. Liza Minnelli – “Losing My Mind”
Also out of the twenty and down thirteen is Liza with her Pet Shop Boys produced first single from her new album “Results”.

26. The Eurythmics – “Revival”
Annie and Dave continue their ‘revival’ by climbing another four places this week. It’s their highest charted single since “You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart” last June.

25. Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
And it’s a welcome return to the chart for Depeche Mode, they get a new entry, their second of 1989, but this time it’s a brnd new song, the first to come from a new album they are currently recording.

24. Donna Summer – “Love’s About To Change My Heart”
But after just one week, Donna falls four places and out of the top twenty with her third release from “Another Place And Time“.

23. Lisa Stansfield – “This Is The Right Time”
Following her is Lisa Stansfield, down eight and out with her UK chart solo debut, as her first album takes shape with a release due before the end of this year.

22. Debbie Gibson – “We Could Be Together”
Debbie Gibson has another good week, she’s up five places with the second single from her current album “Electric Youth”.

21. Shakespear’s Sister – “You’re History”
While Siobhan and Marcella drop eight places and out of the top twenty with their top 40 debut taken from their album “Sacred Heart”, which falls to No.14 on the album chart this week.

20. Prince – “Partyman”
Prince is back with a new entry and the second single to come from the most recent ‘Batman’ film and its chart topping soundtrack.

19. Adeva – “Warning”
Patricia Daniels better known as Adeva slips back two places this week with her latest single. Her debut album is out this week!

18. Bon Jovi – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
Jon and the gang stay put this week with their latest offering from “New Jersey”, their third top twenty hit to come from the album.

17. Guns’N’Roses – “Night Train”
While fellow American rockers GNR sit one place above them, taking a leap of nine places this week to become their fifth top twenty hit in the UK in eleven months!

16. Tina Turner – “The Best”
Also back in the top twenty is Tina Turner, she was new as well last week and gets a big boost of fifteen places this week, it’s her highest charted single since “We Don’t Need Another Hero” back in 1985.

15. Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”
But moving up seventeen places makes Richard Marx this week’s highest climber with his UK chart debut which has already topped the chart over in America.

14. Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”
Kylie falls four this week with her current new offering and out of the top ten. Her new album should be ready for release at the beginning of October!

13. Lil Louis – “French Kiss”
And after six weeks in the top ten, Lil Louis falls five and out with his first UK chart hit that has made the top ten all across Europe.

12. Damian – “The Time Warp”
Damian was last week’s highest climber and moves up another nine places this week with his version of “The Time Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

11. Alyson Williams – “I Need Your Loving”
Also moving up again this week is Alyson Williams, one place for her with her third UK chart hit of this year, already her biggest and highest!

10. Martika – “Toy Soldiers”
After three weeks in the top five, Martika falls five places this week with her former US chart topper that didn’t quite make it over here.

9. Starlight – “Numero Uno”
The team behind Blackbox now score a second top ten hit this week as ‘Starlight’ move up two places and into the top ten and take the number two position on this weeks Dance chart.

8. Alice Cooper – “Poison”
With his biggest hit since 1972, Alice Cooper falls four places this week but gains a fifth week in the UK top ten.

7. The Beatmasters featuring Betty Boo – “Hey DJ I Can’t Dance To The Music You’re Playing”
The Beatmasters stay frozen this week, along with their current ‘partner’ Betty Boo. They are currently putting together their first album that will bring together all of their singles released since last January.

6. Tears For Fears – “Sowing The Seeds Of Love”
Last week’s highest new entry gets a climb of four places this week for Kurt and Roland, their seventh UK top ten hit that’s now climbing the chart Stateside with vigor!

5. Cliff Richard – “I Just Don’t Have The Heart”
Cliff falls two this week and out of the top three with his current single that’s produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

4. Big Fun – “Blame It On The Boogie”
Making way for another S/A/W produced track, this time from the boys of Big Fun who go up two more places this week with their version of The Jackson’s 1978 hit that’s already done far better that the original did!

3. Jason Donovan – “Everyday”
And Mike, Matt and Pete make it a hat trick with this week’s highest new entry for Jason Donovan with the fifth single to come from his debut album “Ten Good Reasons” which now gives him his fifth consecutive UK top five hit!

2. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
This weeks big news is that we have a new number one! After five weeks on top, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers‘ drops one place, their first time off the top spot since July!

1. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
But taking one place in the other direction is Blackbox who become this weeks new number one with another track fast approaching at the other end of the top ten. Can they grab both the top two places next week or can Jason claim his fourth chart topper, there’s only one way to find out…!

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