New Kids On The Block 1989

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 14th January 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 14th January 1990

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 8th to Saturday 13th January 1990.

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, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. And Why Not? – “The Face”
The boys from Birmingham Andy Why Not? are back in the top 40 with a new entry and the follow up to their debut, “Restless Days”, last October.

39. New Kids On The Block – “You Got It (“The Right Stuff)”
New Kids On The Block were last weeks number one, but their former chart topper is still kicking around, eleven weeks after they joined the UK music scene for the first time. It is down thirteen places this week, however.

38. The Christians – “Words”
Also down, seven places, are The Christians, with the first single to come from their second album, which will be released in two weeks time.

37. Wreckx-n-effect – “Juicy”
There’s a new entry and a top 40 debut for this American trio whose last release, “New Jack Swing”, failed to chart here. Not so unlucky this time around!

36. Sydney Youngblood – “Sit And Wait”
Sydney Youngblood continues to fall, thirteen places for him this week, with his top twenty follow up to last year’s top three smash, “If Only I Could”.

35. Erasure – “You Surround Me”
And so do Vince and Andy, who are down eight places this week with the second single to come from their current album, “Wild!“.

34. Fish – “Big Wedge”
After just one week of positive progress, Marillion’s lead singer Fish is down nine with his second solo single to chart in the last three months here.

33. Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan – “I’ll Be Good To You”
Here’s a collection! Composer Quincy Jones, legendary blues singer Ray Charles and Chaka Khan, who all get a new entry with a cover of The Brothers Johnson’s 1976 hit, which comes from a new album featuring, among others, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Miles Davis and Ella Fitzgerald!

32. Band Aid II – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
The former Christmas number one from Band Aid II via Stock Aitken Waterman is down a whopping twenty eight places this week, having done its job in raising many hundreds of thousands of pounds for much needed further aid.

31. Neneh Cherry – “Inner City Mama”
After a blip two weeks ago, Neneh Cherry continues to ascend the chart, going up two places this week to a new high for this, the fifth single to come from her debut album “Raw Like Sushi“.

30. Sinead O’Conner – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Sinead O’Conner is back in the top 40 with this new entry that is written by Prince! It’s the second single to be taken from her forthcoming second album that’s out in March and it’s her first top 40 showing since “Mandinka” at the beginning of 1988!

29. Dusty Springfield – “In Private”
Well you may of thought that Dusty would of been out this top 40 having fallen for the past three weeks. Wrong! She boomerang’s back up the chart five places this week with her Pet Shop Boys produced single that is taken from a new album she is just putting the finishing touches to!

28. Gino Latino – “Welcome”
There’s a new entry for Italian DJ Gino Latino next, but it’s not his first time on the UK chart. You will remember ‘The Mixmaster’ from last month who reached the top ten with “Grand Piano”…welcome back Gino!

27. Adamski – “NRG”
And there’s another new entry, this time a chart debut for real from UK DJ Adam Tinley aka Adamski with his first commercial single release having become one of the most sought after DJ’s of the past twelve months.

26. Public Enemy – “Welcome To The Terrordome”
Public Enemy, meanwhile, return to the UK chart with this new entry, which follows last Summer’s “Fight The Power”. Both tracks will feature on a new album that should be out this Spring.

25. The Happy Mondays – “Madchester EP”
Doing down, again, are The Happy Mondays with their chart re-entry from three weeks ago, they fall three places but remain in the top thirty.

24. Deacon Blue – “Queen Of The New Year”
Also falling are Deacon Blue who rose upwards just once last week and go backwards three places this week.

23. Martika – “More Than You Know”
Taking a big leap upwards this week is Martika following her new entry last week, she’s up sixteen places with the third single to come from her self-titled debut album.

22. Latino Rave – “Deep Heat ’89”
Another Latino on this week’s chart are Latino Rave, now in their eighth week on the top 40 but down nine places this week.

21. Electronic – “Getting Away With It”
And down six places and out of the top twenty where they have been for the past four weeks go Messrs. Sumner, Tennent and Marr, better known as Electonic.

20. Lil Louis – “I Called You”
Lil Louis, who spent last Summer “French Kiss”-ing, returned to the chart with its follow up last week and gets a big climb of fifteen places back into the top twenty where he was last to be seen in September!

19. The Quireboys – “Hey You”
Climbing one place this week are The Quireboys with their second top 40 hit, which is also their biggest so far.

18. Megadeth – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
But doing much better are Megadeth who are up eighteen places and get their first UK top twenty hit at the same time!

17. Silver Bullet – “20 Seconds To Comply”
Time has run out for Silver Bullet, his 20 seconds are up as he drops six places this week having been a consistent climber for the last five weeks.

16. Madonna – “Dear Jessie”
And after five weeks inside the top ten, three of which have been on hold at No.5, Madonna is down eleven places with her fourth top five hit from the “Like A Prayer” album.

15. Kaoma – “Lambada”
Following her are Kaoma with seven weeks in the top ten but down six places in their eleventh week on the UK top 40.

14. Sonia – “Listen To Your Heart”
Sonia, having made such a valiant climb from the very bottom of the chart last month to the top ten last week, slips back four places this week, but expect her debut album this Spring!

13. Halo James – “Could’ve Told You So”
New British talent Halo James made their top 40 debut last week and get a big boost of seventeen places this week with the second single to come from their debut album, “Witness”, which is out next month.

12. The Mission – “Butterfly On A Wheel”
Last week’s highest new entry from The Mission is up five places and equals the position that “Tower Of Strength” reached two years ago. Can they go any further?…we’ll have to find out next week!

11. De La Soul – “The Magic Number”
Dropping out of the top ten this week, just, are De La Soul, down four places with their fourth and highest charting single so far, nine months after they made their UK top 40 debut with “Me, Myself And I”, last April.

10. FPI Project – “Going Back To My Roots”
Still climbing after six weeks are the FPI Project, but this week they enter the top ten as they move up another four places with their version of Lamont Dozier’s 1977 original.

9. Jason Donovan – “When You Come Back To Me”
He’s spent the last two weeks in second place while all else has changed around him but this week Jason is down seven places with the first nee track that will feature on his next album.

8. Rob’n’Raz featuring Leila K – “Got To Get”
While Rob, Raz and Leila K stick where they landed last week, going nowhere in their eighth week on the top 40.

7. D-Mob – “Put Your Hands Together”
Danny D is back in the top ten for a second time as he goes up nine places this week, it’s now his biggest hit since “We Call It Acieed” back in October 1988.

6. Soul II Soul – “Get A Life”
Another song that propped up the top three over the last few weeks does so no longer as Soul II Soul fall three places with their newest and latest offering from a new album that will be with us in the Spring.

5. Jimmy Somerville – “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”
It’s been a very good week for Jimmy Somerville who returned to the chart last week with his second solo single, this week he shoots up nineteen places to become the highest climber of them all!

4. Mantronix – “Got To Have Your Love”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest climber is up eight more places and into the top ten for Jamaican born, NY based DJ and producer Kurtis Mantronick and his singer Wondress.

3. The 49ers – “Touch Me”
Also still doing well are The 49ers who climb another three places this week into the top five, lead by the song’s performer, Ann-Marie Smith.

2. Kylie Minogue – “Tears On My Pillow”
Kylie Minogue wins this week’s highest new entry, the fourth single to come from her current album, “Enjoy Yourself” (No.4 this week) and her eighth top two hit out of nine singles released! This track comes from her new film ‘The Delinquents’ and was originally a hit for Little Anthony and the Imperials way back in 1958.

1. New Kids On The Block – “Hangin’ Tough”
Which means New Kids On The Block‘s second top 40 song holds on to the top spot for a second week, as their album of the same name moves up to No.2! Is there no stopping these guys? Can they make it a third week, just as “You Got It” achieved or can Kylie, The 49ers, Mantronix or someone else deny them 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!
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