Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th 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 4th to Saturday 9th 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 five new entry’s, fifteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston – “It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be”
Our first new entry this week comes from Aretha and Whitney with this track from Aretha’s new album “Through The Storm”. It’s Aretha’s first UK chart showing since her durt with George Michael and Whitney’s since her chart topper “One Moment In Time” last October.

39. Redhead Kingpin and The FBI – “Do The Right Thing”
Redhead and The FBI fall eleven this week, it’s their seventh week on the chart and looks like their last.

38. S-Express – “Mantra For A State Of Mind”
Mark Moore and the gang are back with this brand new recording and get a new entry, their fourth top 40 hit overall, they were last on the chart of course back in February with “Hey Music Lover”.

37. The London Boys – “Harlem Desire”
Also back this week are Dennis and Edem aka The London Boys for their third stab at top 40 chart success having already clocked up two top five hits since April. Can they make it three in a row…?

36. The Rolling Stones – “Mixed Emotions”
Climbing three places this week are Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ian after their new entry last week with the lead single from their forthcoming new album.

35. WASP – “Forever Free”
WASP make their third chart return of 1989 with this new entry, the follow up to “Mean Man” and “The Real Me”, both of which made the top thirty.

34. Shakespear’s Sister – “You’re History”
Siobhan and Marcella fall thirteen this week with their UK chart debut together, now in its seventh week, taken from their recent top ten album “Sacred Heart”.

33. Malcolm McLaren – “Something’s Jumping In Your Shirt”
After two weeks stuck in the same position, Malcolm McLaren drops four places this week with his second top 40 hit of this year so far.

32. Lisa Stansfield – “This Is The Right Time”
And Lisa Stansfield is down nine places this week with her first chart hit as a solo artist but expect more to come as well as her debut album before the end of the year!

31. The Eurythmics – “Revival”
Sadly Annie and Dave fall five places this week after a steady climb with their chart comeback, their new album “We Too Are One” is out tomorrow!

30. Marillion – “Hooks In You”
Marillion were back last week and climb two places this week with their brand new track.

29. Donna Summer – “Love’s About To Change My Heart”
Donna falls five this week with the latest single to come from her hit album “Another Place And Time“, courtesy of those busy hitmakers, Stock Aitken Waterman!

28. Adeva – “Warning”
Adeva falls nine this week with the third single to come from her debut album that is at No.9 on this week album chart.

27. Lil Louis – “French Kiss”
One of this Summer’s big dance/club tunes is out of the top twenty for the first time since it entered there eight weeks ago, Lil Louis is down fourteen places this week.

26. Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”
Following him is Kylie Minogue, also out of the top twenty since she arrived there seven weeks ago and falling twelve this week.

25. Janet Jackson – “Miss You Much”
Janet continues her climb, however, up another five places this week with the first track to come from her new album “Rhythm Nation 1814“.

24. Debbie Gibson – “We Could Be Together”
Debbie Gibson drops back two this week, missing the top twenty completely with the third single to come from “Electric Youth”.

23. Aerosmith – “Love In An Elevator”
Not so Aerosmith, they made their UK chart debut last week and get a good climb of eleven places this week, and welcome they are too!

22. Guns’N’Roses – “Night Train”
Falling five this week and out of the top twenty are G’N’R, having failed to make the top ten unlike their three previous singles did.

21. Bon Jovi – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
Following them are the other big US rockers lead by Jon Bon Jovi, they fall three places and also out of the top twenty this week.

20. Martika – “Toy Soldiers”
Martika falls ten places this week and out of the top ten with her UK chart debut, her self-titled album is new in at No.24 on the album chart this week.

19. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
Here’s a big climb for this, already big dance anthem from The States, this week, Eric and ‘Ya Kid K’ were new here last week and go up eighteen places this week.

18. The Cure – “Love Song”
Also new last week were The Cure with their second single from “Disintegration”, they go up fifteen places and into the top twenty.

17. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
But this weeks highest climb goes to Texas born Sydney Youngblood with his UK chart debut zooming up nineteen places, his third effort from his recently released debut album “Feeling Free”.

16. Madonna – “Cherish”
Madonna is back and she gets this weeks highest new entry with the third single to come from her current number one album “Like A Prayer“, the follow up to “Express Yourself” back in June.

15. Alice Cooper – “Poison”
Down seven and out of the top ten this week goes Alice Cooper, the song has been a big hit everywhere, making the top ten from America to Australia.

14. Prince – “Partyman”
Prince is on the climb with his latest offering from the ‘Batman’ soundtrack album, he’s up six this week, the film has been the biggest success at the box office this Summer!

13. Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
And new last week with this brand new track were Depeche Mode and they are back in the top twenty for the first time since “Strangelove” back in early 1987, with a climber of twelve places.

12. Cliff Richard – “I Just Don’t Have The Heart”
Cliff falls seven places this wee and out of the top ten with his Stock Aitken Waterman produced lastest single. He has a new album called “Stronger” coming out next month.

11. The Beatmasters featuring Betty Boo – “Hey DJ I Can’t Dance To The Music You’re Playing”
After two weeks at number seven, The Bestmasters and Betty Boo fall four places back to where they were three weeks ago!

10. Tina Turner – “The Best”
Tina is back in the UK top ten this week as she climbs six places with the first track to come from her new album “Foreign Affair”.

9. Starlight – “Numero Uno”
From the same team that produced last week’s number one, Starlight get a non mover this week, can they still bag a ‘numero uno’ this week though…?!

8. Alyson Williams – “I Need Your Loving”
Five weeks on and Alyson Williams is STILL climbing the chart, she moves up three more places this week to get her first UK top ten hit, many congratulations!

7. Damian – “The Time Warp”
As does Damian with his remixed version of the classic “Time Warp”, he’s up five this week, his first top 40 showing and now a top ten hit!

6. Big Fun – “Blame It On The Boogie”
Jason, Mark and Phil are moving in the opposite direction, however, their UK top 40 debut drops two places this week and out of the top five.

5. Tears For Fears – “Sowing The Seeds Of Love”
Kurt and Roland release their new album in two weeks time, this, the lead single and title track, is up one more place this week but returns them to the top five for the first time in three years.

4. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
The former five week chart topper from Jive Bunny falls two places this week but gets a seventh week inside the top five.

3. Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”
Last week’s highest climber is up another twelve this week for US singer Richard Marx, who has already topped the US singles chart with this song and it’s looking like he could the same over here.

2. Jason Donovan – “Everyday”
And last week’s highest new entry moves up one place for Jason Donovan, with “Ten Good Reasons” at No.3 on the album chart this week, the track is his fourth straight top two hit out of five now!

1. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
Which means Blackbox claim the “Numero Uno” spot for the second week running and the top spot on this weeks dance chart! Can they win a third or will Jason, Richard or someone else take that away from them, there’s only one way to find out…

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