Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 12th November 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 6th to Saturday 11th November 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, nine climbers and seven non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Adeva – “I Thank You”
Down nineteen places this week goes Adeva with her fourth top 40 hit of the year and with five weeks on, it looks like her last for now.
39. The Cult – “Sun King”
The Cult are back with the first of this week’s new entry’s, the follow up to “Ciao Baby” and the third single from their current album “Sonic Temple”.
38. And Why Not? – “Restless Days”
And Why Not? debuted on the chart last week but remain exactly where they came in for a second week.
37. The Beloved – “The Sun Rising”
While The Beloved fall eleven places with their first top 40 hit having been a non-mover for the past two weeks.
36. The Wonder Stuff – “Golden Green”
New last week but down three places go The Wonder Stuff with their second top 40 single of this year.
35. Prince and Sheena Easton – “The Arms Of Orion”
But Prince is back with the third single from his ‘Batman’ soundtrack album and this time he teams up with Sheena Easton, who was last with us back in January with “The Lover In Me”.
34. Fine Young Cannibals – “I’m Not The Man I Used To Be”
Back for a fourth time this year, however, are FYC with a new entry and the latest track to come from their number one album “The Raw And The Cooked”.
33. Jimmy Somerville and June Miles-Kingston – “Comment te dire adieu”
Former Communard Jimmy Somerville is back in the UK top 40 with his debut solo single, a cover of French vocalist Françoise Hardy’s 1968 song and Jimmy joins forces with his mate June, who was a backing vocalist for The Communards!
32. Electribe 101 – “Tell Me When The Fever Ended”
New last week and another top 40 debut were Electribe 101, but they too get a non-mover, doing no better but no worse than last week!
31. The Alarm – “New South Wales”
As are The Alarm with their new entry from last week, which also goes nowhere this week.
30. Transvision Vamp – “Born To Be Sold”
Transvision Vamp are on the move, but sadly downwards as they fall eight places with their fourth top 40 hit of 1989.
29. Sydney Youngblood – “If Only I Could”
Following them is Sydney Youngblood, who is down nine places and out of the top twenty for the first time in ten weeks.
28. Inner City – “What’cha Gonna Do With My Love?”
Inner City are back with a new entry, their third of this year, which follows “Do You Love What You Feel?”, their fifth top 40 entry overall since “Big Fun” last September.
27. Kaoma – “Lambada”
A new entry last week were Brazilian band Kaoma with their infectious dance the “Lambada”, they rise thirteen places with it this week and into the top thirty.
26. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
Down seven this week and out of the top twenty go Technotronic, having spent the last nine weeks there!
25. The Eurythmics – “Don’t Ask Me Why”
Annie and Dave returned to the chart last week and climb four places with the second single from their recent chart topping album “We Too Are One”.
24. UB40 – “Homely Girl”
UB40 are back on the top 40 for the first time since last April with the first single to come from a brand new album entitled, “Labour Of Love II”, the follow up to part one, which was released in 1983.
23. Janet Jackson – “Rhythm Nation”
Janet Jackson moves up five places this week with the title track from her current album, the second track to be lifted from it.
22. De La Soul – “Eye Know”
But De La Soul go down five and out of the top twenty with their third UK chart hit of the year.
21. Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start The Fire”
Billy’s down four this week with his big comeback single taken from his current album “Storm Front”.
20. 808 State – “Pacific State”
There’s a big new entry now and a chart debut for 808 State, a British group from Manchester, who take their name from a drum machine! Welcome to the top 40 boys!
19. Cher – “If I Could Turn Back Time”
Cher is down nine this week, her seventh week in the top twenty, with her Diane Warren written song that’s been a top three hit in America.
18. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
Down four are Blackbox with their former six week chart topper, in their fourteenth week inside the top twenty!
17. Chris Rea – “The Road To Hell”
Chris Rea drops six places this week, but he remains at the top of the album chart for a second week with the album of the same name!
16. Deborah Harry – “I Want That Man”
Blondie’s Debbie Harry is down just one place this week with her first UK solo chart hit for six years, edging ever closer to the “21st century”!
15. D-Mob featuring Cathy Dennis – “C’mon Get My Love”
While Danny D and Cathy Dennis swap places with Debbie as they move up one this week, Danny’s third top fifteen hit to date.
14. Belinda Carlisle – “Leave A Light On”
Belinda Carlisle is down five this week and out of the top ten with the first track from her album “Runaway Horses“, which slips three places to No.7 this week.
13. Luther Vandross – “Never Too Much ’89”
Last week’s highest climber is one of this week’s seven non-movers, as Luther Vandross holds on to the same position as last week.
12. Iron Maiden – “Infinite Dreams”
The Maiden are back and get this week’s highest new entry, their first chart hit since the release of “The Clairvoyant”, exactly twelve months ago!
11. Living In A Box – “Room In Your Heart”
Richard, Marcus and Tich fall five this week and out of the top ten with their biggest single so far, now in its eighth week in the top 40.
10. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Streets Tuff”
They’re still going strong in their sixth week in the top ten, but Double Trouble fall five places, along with their mate The Rebel MC.
9. The Mixmaster – “Grand Piano”
DJ Gino Lateno is up three this week and into the UK top ten, and adds another country to the list of top ten placings for this song all across Europe.
8. Jive Bunny – “That’s What I Like”
The former number one for Jive Bunny is down five this week, now his only song on the top 40 as “Swing The Mood” is out.
7. Martika – “I Feel The Earth Move”
Martika gets a non-mover this week, she stays in the top ten just where she arrived on last week’s chart.
6. Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville – “Don’t Know Much”
Linda and Aaron were new on last week’s chart and get a huge climb on nineteen places into the top ten for the very first time for them both!
5. Milli Vanilli – “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”
But after three weeks in second place, Rob and Fab fall three places with their biggest UK chart hit yet.
4. Kylie Minogue – “Never Too Late”
Kylie remains in place for a second week as well, her eighth UK chart hit goes nowhere this week, her album “Enjoy Yourself“, however, goes up one to No.2 on the album chart.
3. New Kids On The Block – “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”
American teen sensations New Kids On The Block were last week’s highest new entry and in going up twenty places, they become this week’s highest climber.
2. Phil Collins – “Another Day In Paradise”
Meanwhile last week’s highest climber from Phil Collins is up six to give him his highest chart position since “Groovy Kind Of Love” last September.
1. Lisa Stansfield – “All Around The World”
Which means Rochdale’s Lisa Stansfield gets a second week on top of the singles chart with her debut album, “Affection”, is out in two weeks time. Can she win a third week or could Phil, New Kids or Linda and Aaron knock her off? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!