Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 1st October 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 25th to Saturday 30th 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 eight new entry’s, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Fresh Four – “Wishing On A Star”
Our first new entry is from a UK production group with their UK chart debut with this cover of Rose Royce’s 1978 No.3 hit. Will they be able to better that with this version?
39. Janet Jackson – “Miss You Much”
Janet falls fourteen this week with her chart comeback and the first single from her new album “Rhythm Nation 1814” which charted last week.
38. Big Fun – “Blame It On The Boogie”
Big Fun are down too, seventeen places for them with their top 40 debut and hopefully, not their last, having spent nine weeks on the chart.
37. All About Eve – “Road To Your Soul”
All About Eve returned to the top 40 last week and get a non-mover this week with that same song.
36. The Beatmasters featuring Betty Boo – “Hey DJ I Can’t Dance To The Music You’re Palying”
Down twelve this week are The Beatmasters and Betty Boo, they’ve been with us for nine weeks but it looks like our last, for now.
35. The Wonder Stuff – “Don’t Let Me Down Gently”
The Wonder Stuff are also tumbling this week, fifteen for them, out of the top twenty and after just three weeks, likely to leave the top 40 completely next week.
34. The Wedding Present – “Kennedy”
The Wedding Present are from Leeds and have been recording since 1985, but this week they get their first top 40 entry with the lead single from their forthcoming second album “Bizarro”.
33. Bobby Brown – “Rock Wit’cha”
Bobby was new on last week and he climbs five places this week with his fifth top 40 hit of this year and his solo career so far.
32. Sinitta – “Love On A Mountain Top”
Making a chart return now is Sinitta with her follow up to “Right Back Where We Started From” back in June, this song was originally recorded by Robert Knight in 1968 and reached No.10. Can Sinitta go higher again?!
31. Living In A Box – “Room In Your Heart”
Richard, Marcus and Tich got their third top 40 hit of 1989 last week and climb nine places with it this week, beating “Gatecrashing”, which stopped at No.36 in June!
30. Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
Going in the opposite direction are Depeche Mode, who fall eleven places with their first new material for three years, with an album now expected at the beginning of next year.
29. Jason Donovan – “Everyday”
Jason falls out of the top twenty this week, slipping thirteen places with the latest track to come from his chart topping album “Ten Good Reasons“.
28. Belinda Carlisle – “Leave A Light On”
Belinda Carlisle is back for 1989! Her new entry with this brand new track gets her her fifth top 40 solo entry since “Heaven Is A Place On Earth”, and her sixth if you include “What Does It Take?” with Then Jerico earlier this year!
27. Sonia – “Can’t Forget You”
And Sonia is back too, the follow up to her chart topping debut “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You”, returns her to the top 40 after she left us just four weeks ago. Welcome back Sonia!
26. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
Exiting the top twenty for the first time in ELEVEN weeks is Jive Bunny, ‘he’ falls eleven places with his fomer five week chart topper, the biggest single of this year so far!
25. Starlight – “Numero Uno”
And down seven go Starlight, the same production team that’s been ‘numero uno’ for the last four weeks with “Ride On Time”.
24. Milli Vanilli – “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”
It’s a week for chart returns this week because Rob and Fab are back with this big new entry, their third on the top 40 and first since “Baby Don’t Forget My Number” back in February.
23. Tears For Fears – “Sowing The Seeds Of Love”
Roland and Kurt fall thirteen places this week and out of the top ten and top twenty, not to worry, they’re number one on the album chart with this weeks highest new entry!
22. Karyn White – “Secret Rendezvous”
Its been a good week for Karyn White this week, she climbs twelve places with her second uK top 40 entry of this year, the follow up to “Superwoman” which stayed at No.11 for three weeks back in July.
21. S-Express – “Mantra For A State Of Mind”
Mark Moore and Co. climb one more place this week with their first brand new track since the release of their debut album “Original Soundtrack” back in March.
20. Alyson Williams – “I Need Your Loving”
Alyson Williams is down nine this week, in her seventh week inside the top twenty. It’s her third chart hit of this year and by far its the biggest!
19. The London Boys – “Harlem Desire”
Sad news for Dennis and Edem, they fall two places this week with their third chart entry of the year, failing to match their two previous top five hits by some distance.
18. Cher – “If I Could Turn Back Time”
Going the other way is Cher, she’s back in the UK top twenty with her brand new single that entered last week and climbs seventeen places this week. It’s the first to come from a new album she will release next month.
17. Aerosmith – “Love In An Elevator”
They’ve been going up in the elevator for the past three weeks, but this week Aerosmith fall four ‘floors’ with their first UK chart hit!
16. Gloria Estefan – “Oye Mi Canto”
Also back in the top twenty this week is Gloria Estefan with the second single to come from “Cuts Both Ways”, which remains at No.3 on the album chart this week.
15. Kate Bush – “The Sensual World”
And despite her big return on last week’s chart, Kate Bush falls three places with the first single from her brand new album of the same name, that’s out later this month.
14. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Name And Number”
Curiosity are back in the top twenty for the first time since “Misfit” two years ago as they go up thirteen places with the first single to come from their second album that will be out in two weeks time.
13. Damian – “The Time Warp”
Damian does “The Time Warp” down five places this week and out of the top ten, where he’s been for a whole month now!
12. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Streets Tuff”
They’re back! The group that gave us “Just Keep Rockin'” in the early Summer, return with its follow up and bag a big new entry, one place below where they finally finished up at the beginning of July!
11. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire”
Billy Joel has had a great week with his chart comeback, he moves up eighteen places, and in doing so, wins this week’s highest climber, with his highest UK position since “An Innocent Man” six years ago!
10. Madonna – “Cherish”
Madonna falls just three places this week with her third top ten hit of this year, taken from her number one album “Like A Prayer“
9. Bros – “Chocolate Box”
Matt and Luke are back though with the follow up to “Too Much”, they score this weeks highest new entry and their second top ten hit from their brand new album that’s out in a couple of weeks time.
8. The Beautiful South – “You Keep It All In”
Last week’s highest climber is up one more spot this week for The Beautiful South and their debut album is coming out next week!
7. Tina Turner – “The Best”
Tina falls two this week having been on hold just inside the top five for the past two weeks, she slips to No.2 on the album chart to make way for the boys at No.23.
6. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Surrender”
Marti Pellow and the band climb eight this week with their first new song to come from their second studio album and back in to the top ten for the fifth time overall.
5. Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”
After two weeks in second place, Richard falls three this week with his former US chart topper that didn’t quite make it over here.
4. Erasure – “Drama”
Vince and Andy were last week’s highest new entry and move up two places this week and into the top five for the third time in twelve months. The others were of course “A Little Respect” and the “Crackers International” EP.
3. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
Sydney Youngblood continues his assault on the UK chart with first top 40 entry, he moves up one more place this week, one place nearer the top spot!
2. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
As are Technotronic, who climb one place further than they were last week with their UK chart debut and hold the No.2 spot on this weeks Dance chart.
1. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
And so Blackbox join Jive Bunny as the second single to stay at the top spot for a fifth week this year. Could they do the unthinkable and get a sixth week or can Technotronic, Sydney Youngblood or perhaps Erasure rob them of that feat? There’s only one way to find out…