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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 10th December 1989

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th December 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 4th to Saturday 9th December 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, twelve climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. FPI Project – “Going Back To My Roots”
Our first new entry is a UK chart debut for three Italian DJ’s who bring Lamont Dozier’s 1977 hit to the chart, the fourth version to make the UK top 40, the other being Richie Havens in 1980 and Odyssey in 1981. That version reached No.4 here, how well with this new version do?

39. Martika – “I Feel The Earth Move”
Martika is down thirteen this week with her second UK chart hit of this year and with nine weeks on the chart this time, it looks like her last for now.

38. Jive Bunny – “That’s What I Like”
Jive Bunny‘s second number one of this year is down just five places this week, ‘his’ tenth week with this second single and the follow up to the monstrously successful “Swing The Mood”.

37. Sonia – “Listen To Your Heart”
Sonia is back with her third new entry of the year and the follow up to “Can’t Forget You” in September which only reached No.17. Hopefully she can do a bit better with this one…

36. Duran Duran – “Burning The Ground”
DD are back too with a brand new track that comes from a new greatest hits compilation that’s called “Decade”, celebrating ten years of hits!

35. Silver Bullet – “20 Seconds To Comply”
And there’s a new entry and a chart return for London rapper Silver Bullet with his second top 40 entry after “Bring Forth the Guillotine” last year.

34. Gloria Estefan – “Get On Your Feet”
Gloria Estefan is dropping, however, eleven places for her this week with the third single from her chart topping album “Cuts Both Ways”.

33. Fine Young Cannibals – “I’m Not The Man I Used To Be”
FYC are down as well, thirteen places for them, having been at the very bottom of the top twenty for the past two weeks.

32. Bros – “Sister”
And Matt and Luke are back with their third new entry of this year, the follow up to “Chocolate Box” and the third single to come from their latest album “The Time”.

31. Kate Bush – “This Woman’s Work”
While Kate Bush slips six places this week with her second top 40 entry of 1989 which comes from her current album “The Sensual World”.

30. Kylie Minogue – “Never Too Late”
Kylie‘s down six this week with her most recent top five hit, which is No.17 in Australia. Her album “Enjoy Yourself” remains at No.3 again this week, her ninth week now in the top three.

29. 808 State – “Pacific State”
And sadly 808 State drop sixteen places this week with their debut single, which was top ten only two weeks ago.

28. Jimmy Somerville and June Miles-Kingston – “Comment te dire adieu”
Following them are Jimmy and June with their ‘duet’ of sorts, down just eleven places for them, however.

27. Queen – “The Miracle”
Queen were new last week with the title track of this year’s number one album, but fall six with that song this week.

26. Inner City – “What’cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’?”
Kevin and Paris are Inner City and they’ve now registered five UK chart hits in the past year, their latest is down ten places and out of the top twenty.

25. Cliff Richard and Van Morrison – “Whenever God Shines His Light”
Cliff and Van made their collective debut on the chart last week and climb ten places this week. It’s Van’s first UK top entry and Cliff’s 103rd!

24. Wet Wet Wet – “Broke Away”
It’s been a good week for The Wet’s, they were also new last week and get a big climb of fifteen places this week.

23. Electronic – “Getting Away With It”
Here’s a new entry from the latest ‘supergroup’ with their debut single. Electronic are in fact Bernard Sumner of New Order, Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys!

22. Phil Collins – “Another Day In Paradise”
Phil is down ten this week with the lead single from his album “…But Seriously”, which remains at number one on the album chart for a third week.

21. Lisa Stansfield – “All Around The World”
While former chart topper Lisa Stansfield falls eleven with the second single from her album “Affection”, which is down two to No.6 this week.

20. Alexander O’Neal – “The Hit Mix”
Someone else having a great week is Alexander O’Neal with his “Hit Mix”, he gets a big boost of eighteen places into the top twenty for the first time on more than a year.

19. Simple Minds – “Amsterdam EP”
Simple Minds scored their fourth top twenty hit of the year with this live EP last week, but slip just one place this week.

18. Latino Rave – “Deep Heat ’89”
The ‘hit mix’ of this year’s biggest dance anthems continues to climb the chart, up four this week for DJ’s Latino Rave.

17. The Stones Roses – “Fools Gold”
The Stones Roses leave the top ten this week, eight places lower than they were last week.

16. Sydney Youngblood – “Sit And Wait”
After an absence of five weeks, Sydney Youngblood is back in the top twenty with his follow up to “If Only I Could”, as he’s up eleven places.

15. Erasure – “You Surround Me”
Andy and Vince were also new last week and climb one place with the second single from their current album “Wild!“.

14. Dusty Springfield – “In Private”
Dusty‘s on the climb again this week as she advances five more places with her second top twenty entry of this year.

13. Rob’n’Raz featuring Leila K – “Got To Get”
One of last week’s big movers were Rob and Raz with the young Leila K doing the honours, they continue their assault of the top 40 by climbing another rung up the ladder to the top.

12. UB40 – “Homely Girl”
But after two weeks on standby, UB40 are down six places and out of the top ten for now. Their album “Labour Of Love II” is also out of the top ten as it slides three places to No.12.

11. Big Fun – “Can’t Shake The Feeling”
And joining them are Big Fun, who go down three places with their second UK chart hit and out of the top ten this week.

10. Andy Stewart – “Donald Where’s Your Troosers?”
Andy Stewart made a return to the UK top 40 for the first time in 21 years last week with his 1961 single, this week he rockets up twenty places to become the highest climber!

9. Madonna – “Dear Jessie”
Madonna is back in the chart for the first time since October with the follow up to “Cherish” and the fourth single to come from this year’s number one album “Like A Prayer

8. Tina Turner – “I Don’t Wanna Lose You”
Last week’s highest climber was from Tina Turner who goes up another three places and back into the top ten for the second time this year.

7. Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville – “Don’t Know Much”
Linda and Aaron go down this week, five places, after two weeks in second place, their fifth week in the top ten.

6. Jeff Wayne – “Eve Of The War ’89”
And Jeff Wayne is also falling, three places for him, with the remix from his 1978 ‘War Of The Worlds’ album.

5. Kaoma – “Lambada”
And down one for the latest dance craze to sweep across the UK from Kaoma, but they’re still doing the “Lambada” in the top five this week!

4. New Kids On The Block – “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”
Big changes in the top five this week and it starts with the number one single of the past three weeks from New Kids On The Block falling three places from the top.

3. Soul II Soul – “Get A Life”
Last week’s highest new entry was from Soul II Soul with this brand new track which climbs two places, Jazzie B and the crew’s third top five hit of 1989.

2. Jason Donovan – “When You Come Back To Me”
And Jason Donovan made his return to the chart last week, also with a brand new track, he’s up five places this week, which gives him a fifth consecutive top two hit of this year…as well as the biggest selling album (“Ten Good Reasons“)!

1. Jive Bunny – “Let’s Party”
‘He’s done it again! Jive Bunny not only has two singles in the top 40 again but ‘he’ gets this weeks highest new entry straight into the top of the chart and wins ‘his’ THIRD consecutive number one from ‘his’ first three single releases! Wow, that’s a lot of hits! And if that wasn’t enough, ‘he’s No.2 on the album chart this week also! Will this then be the Christmas number one for this year or can Jason, Soul II Soul or someone else deny ‘him’ of that? 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!