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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 26th November 1989

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 26th 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 20th to Saturday 25th 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 five new entry’s, fifteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Deborah Harry – “I Want That Man”
Eight weeks on and Debbie Harry is still with us and she still wants THAT man, but with a fall of fifteen this week, it looks like it will be her last.

39. Technotronic – “Pump Up The Jam”
And with an amazing thirteen weeks, Technotronic are still with us, even if they fall just three places, with their UK chart debut, which joined the chart back on 3rd September!

38. The Eurythmics – “Don’t Ask Me Why”
Annie and Dave are down ten this week with their second top 40 entry of 1989, they, however, can only boast of four weeks.

37. Chris Rea – “The Road To Hell”
Chris is down five with the title track of his new album that sinks to No.4 this week, having been on top for the last three weeks.

36. Latino Rave – “Deep Heat ’89”
This weeks first new entry comes from an Italian DJ in the UK who has compiled a new album of dance hall anthems with the title “Deep Heat”. This track is a sample from that album and it gives the project its first top 40 hit.

35. Luther Vandross – “Never Too Much ’89”
Luther has the other ’89 track in his title, his goes back eight years, however, but he falls thirteen with it this week.

34. Dusty Springfield – “In Private”
Dusty is back on the chart after an absence of seven months with her Pet Shop Boys produced follow up to “Nothing Has Been Proved”, both of which will feature on a new album she is currently finishing off.

33. Tina Turner – “I Don’t Wanna Lose You”
And Tina Turner is back as well with her second new entry of the year, the follow up to her smash hit “The Best” and the second track from her recent number one album “Foreign Affair”.

32. Rob’n’Raz featuring Leila K – “Got To Get”
There’s another new entry and a chart debut now for this pair of Swedish DJ’s, who team up with eighteen year old dancer and singer Leila K for this track which is already doing big business across mainland Europe.

31. Living In A Box – “Room In Your Heart”
Richard, Marcus and Tich drop twelve places this week with their biggest UK singles chart hit so far, ten weeks after the song entered the top 40.

30. Kate Bush – “This Woman’s Work”
With not many newcomers this week, Kate Bush scores the highest new entry with the second song to be released from her current album “The Sensual World”, the follow up to the title track itself.

29. Blackbox – “Ride On Time”
Blackbox’s former six week chart topper is down just three this week, now in its sixteenth week on the chart and sitting two places lower than the position it entered back in mid August.

28. Belinda Carlisle – “Leave A Light On”
Belinda Carlisle is down five this week with the first single to come from her current album “Runaway Horses“. Expect more to follow very soon!

27. Prince and Sheena Easton – “The Arms Of Orion”
Prince and Sheena go up four this week with their duet from the ‘Batman’ soundtrack album, which has now sold over four million copies worldwide!

26. Tears For Fears with Oleta Adams – “Woman In Chains”
Roland and Kurt, together with Oleta Adams, were new on last week and climb eleven places this week. Their album “The Seeds Of Love” is back in the top twenty this week at No.19.

25. Iron Maiden – “Infinite Dreams”
The Maiden crash out of the top ten AND the top twenty this week and they take a nose dive of nineteen places with their live set entitled “Maiden England”.

24. Morrissey – “Ouija Board, Ouija Board”
While last week’s highest new entry from Morrissey is down six places and out of the top twenty.

23. Gloria Estefan – “Get On Your Feet”
One person benefiting from that is Gloria Estefan, who slides up eleven places with the third single from her number one album “Cuts Both Ways”.

22. Double Trouble and The Rebel MC – “Streets Tuff”
Nine weeks on and Double Trouble are still “Streets Tuff” with their mate The Rebel MC, but doing it six places lower than last week!

21. Bobby Brown – “Roni”
Bobby has also had a great week as he moves up eight places with the sixth single to be released from him this year, all from his hit album “Don’t Be Cruel”.

20. Fine Young Cannibals – “I’m Not The Man I Used To Be”
FYC climb one place this week but it’s into the top twenty for the third time this year, their first since “Good Thing” back in April.

19. The Happy Mondays – “The Madchester EP”
The Happy Mondays joined the top 40 for the first time last week and go up eleven places this week, joined by Kirsty MacColl on the track “Hallelujah”.

18. Jive Bunny – “That’s What I Like”
Jive Bunny‘s second chart topper of this year is down four places this week, and there are rumours that he’s going for the hattrick with a Christmas single planned!

17. D-Mob featuring Cathy Dennis – “C’mon Get My Love”
Dancin’ Danny D and Cathy Dennis slide two places after being on hold for the past two weeks.

16. The Mixmaster – “Grand Piano”
DJ Gino Latino is down six places and out of the top ten this week with his UK chart debut. The song has made the top ten in fifteen countries across Europe now.

15. Milli Vanilli – “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”
Rob and Fab are down seven this week and follow ‘The Mixmaster’ out of the top ten with their biggest seller in the UK to date.

14. Jimmy Somerville and June Miles-Kingston – “Comment te dire adieu”
Meanwhile, Jimmy and June are up six places this week with their joint debut solo chart hit, which is taken from Jimmy’s debut album “Read My Lips”.

13. Martika – “I Feel The Earth Move”
Martika is down four this week and out of the top ten with her version of Carole King’s 1971 single, which reached No.6 in the UK, two places higher than Marika could manage.

12. Inner City – “What’cha Gonna Do With My Lovin?”
Its been another good week for Kevin and Paris though, they go up five more places with their biggest hit since “Ain’t Nobody Better” back in April.

11. Kylie Minogue – “Never Too Late”
Kylie‘s down six, however, and just slips out of the top ten with the third single from her recent number one album “Enjoy Yourself“, which is down one place to No.3 this week.

10. 808 State – “Pacific State”
Manchester’s 808 State go top ten this week as they go up two more places with their debut single, now also top five on the dance chart!

9. Big Fun – “Can’t Shake The Feeling”
But it’s an even better week for Big Fun who returned to the chart last week and climb eighteen places this week. But it’s not the highest…

8. The Stone Roses – “Fools Gold”
Last week’s highest new entry from The Stone Roses moves up five places to give the group their first top ten hit and only their second top 40 entry.

7. Kaoma – “Lambada”
And the “Lambada” has entered the UK top ten now also, as Kaoma move up another four places with their dance craze that’s already seen this song top ten in over twenty other countries worldwide.

6. UB40 – “Homely Girl”
Last week’s highest climber from UB40 is up another one place this week as the band prepare to release their new album “Labour Of Love II” tomorrow!

5. Phil Collins – “Another Day In Paradise”
Phil is down just one place this week but he can celebrate as his new album “…But Seriously” is straight into number one on this week’s album chart!

4. Jeff Wayne – “Eve Of The War ’89”
Jeff Wayne returned to the UK chart after eleven years last week with a remix of his leading track from “The War of The Worlds” soundtrack and by shooting up twenty places, becomes this week’s highest climber!

3. Lisa Stansfield – “All Around The World”
Former chart topper Lisa Stansfield is down one place this week, but like Phil at No.5, she has good news too as her debut album “Affection” ‘debuts’ at No.2 as the second highest new entry on the album chart!

2. Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville – “Don’t Know Much”
Linda and Aaron continue their assault on the UK chart by ascending one place this week and matching the peak position held by this song in America two months ago.

1. New Kids On The Block – “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”
Which means for a second week, The New Kids reign supreme in the UK with their first single released here. They have just released a Christmas album Stateside and are currently top ten there with the single “This One’s For The Children”. Can they make it three weeks over here or will Linda and Aaron go one better, Jeff Wayne go to the summit or maybe even the “Lambada” add another top spot to its current tally? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!