Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 17th 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 11th to Saturday 16th 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 seven new entry’s, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Karyn White – “Secret Rendezvous”
Karyn White is back with her second UK top 40 entry this week, the follow up to her UK No.11, US No.8 chart smash “Superwoman”. How high will she go with this one?
39. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Name And Number”
Curiosity are back too! Ben, Julian, Migi and Nick make their UK chart return after nearly two years with the first track to come from their new, second studio album that will be out soon.
38. The Rolling Stones – “Mixed Emotions”
Meanwhile, Mick, Keith and Charlie fall two places this week with their chart return, they do, however, score this week’s second highest new entry on the album chart at No.2!
37. Lil Louis – “French Kiss”
Still giving those ‘French kisses’ in his tenth week on the chart is Lil Louis, but alas, he’s falling ten places.
36. Kylie Minogue – “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”
Also falling ten places is Kylie in her eighth week on the chart – her new album is just a couple of weeks away, so hang in there just a little bit longer!
35. Bon Jovi – “Lay Your Hands On Me”
Down fourteen go Bon Jovi this week with their fourth single to come from last year’s chart topping album “New Jersey”.
34. Adeva – “Warning”
While Adeva falls six places this week with her third top 40 hit of this year from her debut album, which falls one place to No.10 on this weeks album chart.
33. Donna Summer – “Love’s About To Change My Heart”
Donna slips four places this week with her third chart hit of 1989, taken from her top twenty hit album “Another Place And Time“.
32. Jesus And Mary Chain – “Blues From A Gun”
There’s a new entry next for Scotland’s Jesus and Mary Chain, who get their first top 40 entry since “Sidewalking” twelve months ago and the first to come from their new album “Automatic”.
31. The Beautiful South – “You Keep It All In”
And making their chart return are The Beautiful South, comprising of former Housemartins Dave and Paul, with the follow up to “Song For Whoever” which reached No.2 back in June. This time, they’ll be wanting to go one place higher!
30. Gloria Estefan – “Oye Mi Canto”
Just two weeks after she was last on the chart, Gloria Estefan is back with a new entry and the second single to come from her huge chart topping album “Cuts Both Ways”, which sits at No.4 this week.
29. Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston – “It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be”
Whitney and Aretha climb eleven places with their ‘duet’ which entered the chart last week. It comes from a new Aretha album, while Whitney is about to start work on her third studio album later this year.
28. Deacon Blue – “Love And Regret”
Deacon Blue are back with this new entry and the fourth single to come from their chart topping album “When The World Knows Your Name” back in February. It’s nearly a year since “Real Gone Kid”, the first single, was released!
27. Martika – “Toy Soldiers”
Martika falls seven this week and out of the top twenty for the first time in seven weeks, her album drops to No.34 on the album chart.
26. Debbie Gibson – “We Could Be Together”
Not so harsh for Debbie Gibson this week, she’s down just two places further than the two she fell last week, the song hasn’t fared so well in The States, where it went no further than No.71.
25. WASP – “Forever Free”
Back into the top thirty for the third time this year are WASP as they climb ten places this week following their new entry last week.
24. S-Express – “Mantra For A State Of Mind”
And S-Express, who were new on last week, climb fourteen places with their fourth top 40 entry out of four singles released so far!
23. Alice Cooper – “Poison”
Alice Cooper is down eight this week and out of the top twenty with his biggest hit for seventeen years in the UK, his album “Trash” drops out of the top ten this week as well.
22. Janet Jackson – “Miss You Much”
Janet continues her steady climb of the chart, she’s up another three places this week with her new album “Rhythm Nation 1814” out tomorrow!
21. The London Boys – “Harlem Desire”
Dennis and Edem have had a lot to celebrate this year with two top five singles so far and now this week’s highest climber as they move up sixteen places to sit outside the top twenty!
20. The Cure – “Love Song”
Robert Smith and Co. drop back two places this week with their second single to come from their current album “Disintegration”.
19. The Wonder Stuff – “Don’t Let Me Down Gently”
The Wonder Stuff claim this week’s highest new entry with the follow up to “Who Wants to Be the Disco King?” back in February, its their third UK 40 entry and is taken from a new album called “Hup” released next month.
18. Cliff Richard – “I Just Don’t Have The Heart”
Cliff falls six places this week with his Stock Aitken Waterman produced single, and he has another one lined up to be released in three weeks time!
17. Aerosmith – “Love In An Elevator”
Its been another great week for Aerosmith, their first top 40 single chart entry climbs another six places this week into the top twenty and their album “Pump” goes in at No.3 on the album chart!
16. Prince – “Partyman”
Prince falls two places this week with the second single to come from the ‘Batman’ soundtrack album.
15. The Beatmasters and Betty Boo – “Hey DJ I Can’t Dance To The Music You’re Playing”
While The Beatmasters and Betty Boo fall three places with their current collaboration and now its brought young ‘Betty’ into the spotlight, let’s hope we see more from her in the future.
14. Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
After such a good week last week, Depeche Mode drop back one place this week with the first new material from them since the “Music For The Masses” album three years ago.
13. Starlight – “Numero Uno”
They may of been ‘numero uno’ last week with “Ride On Time”, but the production team behind Blackbox fall four places this week in their other guise and out of the top ten.
12. Big Fun – “Blame It On The Boogie”
Following them are Big Fun who are down six places with their, already more successful version, of The Jackson’s 1978 single and their UK top 40 debut.
11. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
Bunny music is also falling heavily this week too, Jive and The Mastermixers go down seven with their former five week chart topper and out of the top ten for the first time in two months!
10. Alyson Williams – “I Need Your Loving”
Alyson Williams falls two places this week with her first UK top ten hit after five weeks of continuous climbing.
9. Tears For Fears – “Sowing The Seeds Of Love”
And after claiming their first top five hit for three years, Roland and Curt slip back four places this week with their big comeback single.
8. Jason Donovan – “Everyday”
Jason misses his fourth number one of the year this week as he slides six places, his album “Ten Good Reasons” is down two places to No.5 on the album chart as well.
7. Damian – “The Time Warp”
Doing nothing this week is Damian, he continues to ‘do’ the time warp exactly where he was last week, neither jumping to the left, nor the right!
6. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
But it’s a different story for Sydney Youngblood, last week’s highest climber goes up another eleven places this week and into the top ten with his UK chart debut.
5. Tina Turner – “The Best”
Following him is Tina Turner, she climbs five this week with her ‘best’ selling UK single release for four years! Her new album “Foreign Affair” is out tomorrow!
4. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
And its been another great week for Technotronic who climb fifteen places and into the top five and up to No.2 on this weeks dance chart as well!
3. Madonna – “Cherish”
Madonna was last week’s highest new entry with the third single from “Like A Prayer“, she moves up thirteen places and in doing so, gets her twentieth UK top ten hit single and her third top five single from the album!
2. Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”
Former US chart topper Richard Marx moves closer to that same position over here now as he climbs one more place with his first UK top 40 hit. Can he do ‘the double’ next week…?
1. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
Which means for a third week, Blackbox win the numero uno spot on both the singles and the dance chart with their sampled Euro hit of Loleatta Holloway’s 1980 single “Love Sensation”, can they make it a fourth or will Richard, Madonna or maybe Technotronic topple them, there’s only one way to find out…!