Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 22nd 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 16th to Saturday 21st October 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 six new entry’s, fifteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Arthur Baker featuring Al Green – “The Message Is Love”
Arthur Baker is an American producer who has had a number of US dance chart hits over the past decade, but today he gets his first UK chart entry with Al Green, who was last in the top 40 with Annie Lennox last Christmas with “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”.
39. Level 42 – “Take Care Of Yourself”
Level 42 are back with a new entry and a brand new tune now, taken from their forthcoming best of called “Level Best”. The group were last in the top 40 back in February with “Tracie”.
38. Damian – “The Time Warp”
Damian is STILL doing “The Time Warp”, he’s been at it since the middle of August, but he falls six places this week, his tenth week on the top 40.
37. The Beloved – “The Sun Rising”
The Beloved are Jon Marsh and Steve Waddington and they’ve been recording since 1983, but today they win their first top 40 hit with this new entry and the second track to come from their latest album “Happiness”.
36. Bros – “Chocolate Box”
Matt and Luke continue to plummet, thirteen places this week, but their new album “The Time” is brand new at No.4 on the album chart!
35. Gloria Estefan – “Oye Mi Canto”
We still ‘hear her voice’ but Gloria Estefan is down ten this week and slips one place to No.5 on the album chart.
34. Sonia – “Can’t Forget You”
Taking a tumble this week is Sonia, twelve places for her and with just four weeks on the chart, it looks like her last as well!
33. Jive Bunny – “Swing The Mood”
He went up last week, he’s gone back down again this week, Jive Bunny falls six places in his fifteenth week on the top 40!
32. Fish – “State Of Mind”
Marillion’s Fish gets a new entry with his first solo single away from the band. It’s the first from a planned solo album, likely to be released next year.
31. Luther Vandross – “Never Too Much ’89”
Luther is back in the chart this week, taking a leaf out of Chaka Khan’s book, with a remix of his 1981 debut which reached No.13 here first time around, can he beat that a second time around??
30. Richard Marx – “Right Here Waiting”
Richard Marx falls twelve places this week and out of the top twenty for the first time in eight weeks, with his former US chart topper.
29. Raul Orellana – “The Real Wild House”
But climbing two places this week is Italian producer Raul Orellana with his chart debut that’s proving a big hit all across Europe.
28. Oh Well – “Oh Well”
One of last weeks new entries was British group Oh Well with their chart debut, this week they go up nine places with that song.
27. Erasure – “Drama”
Vince and Andy can celebrate this week, even though “Drama” falls thirteen places. Their new album “Wild!” goes straight into number one on the album chart, giving them a second chart topper after “The Innocents” last Spring.
26. Sinitta – “Love On A Mountain Top”
Sinitta is down and out of the top twenty this week after just one week too, six places with her cover of Robert Knight’s 1968 original that peaked at No.10.
25. Queen – “Scandal”
Queen ‘rise’ one place this week with the second single to make the chart from the film of the same name.
24. Tina Turner – “The Best”
Tina falls just five this week with her very ‘best’ UK chart hit for three years, her album “Foreign Affair” drops to No.8 this week.
23. D-Mob featuring Cathy Dennis – “C’mon Get My Love”
Danny D and Cathy D got a new entry last week and make a big leap of thirteen places this week, his third top 40 entry and her first.
22. Curiosity Killed The Cat – “Name And Number”
Ben, Julian, Nick and Migi are down six this week and out of the top twenty where they’ve been for the last three weeks.
21. Cliff Richard – “Lean On You”
As is Cliff after just one week! He drops back four places with the third new song from him this year to feature on a new album “Stronger”, that’s out in two weeks time.
20. The Beautiful South – “You Keep It All In”
Also taking a fall are The Beautiful South with their second single ever, they’re down seven this week, but their debut album is released tomorrow!
19. Sybil – “Don’t Make Me Over”
One lady who is going in the other direction is Sybil, she made her return to the chart last week and climbs fifteen places to get not only her first top twenty placing but her highest ever on the UK chart so far!
18. Wet Wet Wet – “Sweet Surrender”
The Wets are down six this week with the first single to come from their second album “Holding Back The River” which is out in two weeks time.
17. Adeva – “I Thank You”
Adeva continues her great chart run this year by climbing eleven places this week to gain her third top twenty hit out of four singles, her self-titled debut album goes up to No.14 this week.
16. De La Soul – “Eye Know”
De La Soul were last week’s highest new entry and by climbing eight places, they get their second top twenty hit of this year and also their highest yet!
15. Martika – “I Feel The Earth Move”
It’s been a great week for Martika, she climbs eighteen places and back into the top twenty after a six week absence, with her cover of Carole King’s 1971 classic that is this weeks highest climber!
14. Deborah Harry – “I Want That Man”
Last weeks highest climber was Blondie’s Debbie Harry, who rises another seven places this week and back into the UK top twenty for the first time in three years.
13. Lisa Stansfield – “All Around The World”
Lisa Stansfield is back in a big way following her Summer chart hit “This Is The Right Time”, her second solo top 40 release is this weeks highest new entry and her third overall top twenty hit of this year.
12. Chris Rea – “The Road To Hell”
Chris Rea continues his climb, up three places this week, with the title track from his brand new album that’s out in two weeks time.
11. Fresh Four – “Wishing On A Star”
But Fresh Four slide back one place this week with their cover of Rose Royce’s 1978 hit and out of the top ten.
10. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
If only he could…spend another week in the top ten… Sydney Youngblood is down five this week, his sixth week inside the top ten.
9. Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start The Fire”
Billy is following him, down two places having peaked last week, his new album “Storm Front” is out tomorrow.
8. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
And Technotronic fall four this week with their massive debut single that’s also been a big hit in America, where it has made the top ten.
7. Living In A Box – “Room In Your Heart”
Living In A Box are still going up, four places this week and back into the top ten for the second time this year, not only that, this is now their biggest hit since their self-titled debut over two years ago!
6. Cher – “If I Could Turn Back Time”
Cher too is still on the up, three more places for her this week, while her album “Heart Of Stone” sits at No.16 this week.
5. Blackbox – “Ride On TIme”
The former number one from Blackbox slips three this week but remains in the top five for a tenth week.
4. Belinda Carlisle – “Leave A Light On”
Belinda Carlisle continues to go up, however, four more places this week, she hasn’t been this high since “Circle In The Sand” last May and her new album “Runaway Horses” is out tomorrow!
3. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Streets Tuff”
They went down last week, but Double Trouble and The Rebel MC boomerang back up the chart this week, three places, with a song that’s already their biggest hit so far.
2. Milli Vanilli – “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”
Rob and Fab are still going strong, they go up one more place this week and better the chart position they held this time last year with “Girl You Know It’s True”.
1. Jive Bunny – “That’s What I Like”
‘He’s’ still got two songs on the chart and for a second week Jive Bunny tops the UK top 40 with ‘his’ second single. Can he make a third, or a fourth, or even a fifth and equal the time spent by the song at No.33, or can Milli Vanilli, Belinda Carlisle or Double Trouble knock him off? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!