Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 21st 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 15th to Saturday 20th 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, fourteen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Raze – “All 4 Love”
Raze are back in the UK singles chart with a new entry. They were last with us in July with Doug Lazy on his top thirty hit “Let It Roll” and with “Break 4 Love” exactly a year ago today!
39. Sybil – “Walk On By”
Sybil is also back with us, her follow up to “Don’t Make Me Over” last October is a cover of Dionne Warwick’s 1964 classic hit and it gives Sybil her third UK top 40 entry since “”Let Yourself Go” in 1987.
38. Dusty Springfield – “In Private”
Falling nine places this week after eight weeks in total on the chart is Dusty with her Pet Shop Boys produced single from the film ‘Scandal’.
37. Latino Rave – “Deep Heat ’89”
And falling fifteen are Latino Rave, who have spent the past nine weeks with us on the top 40.
36. Cher – “Just Like Jessie James”
There’s a new entry from Cher next with her follow up to “If I Could Turn Back Time” last Autumn and it’s the second single to come from her current album, “Heart Of Stone”.
35. Electronic – “Getting Away With It”
Falling fourteen this week are Neil (Tennant), Bernard (Sumner) and Johnny (Marr) who make up Electronic, with their debut single and lets hope there will be more to follow.
34. The Happy Mondays – “Madchester EP”
Down nine this week for The Happy Mondays with their twice visited UK top 40 EP which features Kirsty MacColl on the track “Hallelujah”.
33. Kym Mazelle – “Was That All It Was?”
Kym Mazelle made her chart debut a year ago with Robert Howard on the track “Wait” and she followed that with “Useless”. This new entry gives her a third UK top 40 to add to her growing collection.
32. Lonnie Gordon – “Happenin’ All Over Again”
While here comes a chart debut for an American singer by the name of Lonnie Gordon with this track which is written and produced by those hitmakers Stock Aitken Waterman which, incidentally, was actually meant to be recorded by Donna Summer! Let’s see if she can emulate Donna’s success last year thanks to the same team…
31. And Why Not? – “The Face”
Birmingham’s And Why Not? new a new entry last week and are up nine places this week with their second top 40 hit of their career.
30. Wreckx-n-effect – “Juicy”
Another of last week’s new entries came from American trio Wreckx-n-effect, they climb seven places this week with their UK top 40 debut.
29. The Mission – “Butterfly On The Wheel”
After equalling their previous chart high back in 1988 last week, The Mission go down a massive seventeen places this week.
28. Madonna – “Dear Jessie”
Madonna is also down, twelve places for her with her Christmas top five success from last year’s “Like A Prayer” album.
27. Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan – “I’ll Be Good To You”
The eclectic trio of Quincy Jones, Ray Charles and Chaka Khan made their ‘debut’ on the chart last week and go up seven places this week with the lead single to come from Quincy’s new, star-studded album.
26. Phil Collins – “I Wish It Would Rain Down”
Phil Collins is back on the chart with the second single to come from his enormously successful album “…But Seriously” and the follow up to “Another Day In Paradise”.
25. Silver Bullet – “20 Seconds To Comply”
His 20 seconds are up and so is his time in the top twenty, Silver Bullet falls eight places this week and out!
24. Yell – “Instant Replay”
Here’s another Stock Aitken Waterman produced track and a UK chart debut for their new duo, Yell. This one is a remake of Dan Hartman’s 1978 release that made No.8 in the UK, so Mike, Matt and Pete will be hoping that Paul and Daniel, who make up Yell, can take this version further.
23. Del Amitri – “Nothing Ever Happens”
Also making their chart debut this week are this Scottish band who have been recording since 1985 but today, gain their first top 40 entry with the third song to come from their second album, “Waking Hours”, and it’s also this week highest new entry as well!
22. Sonia – “Listen To Your Heart”
Sonia‘s latest Stock Aitken Waterman produced number reached the top ten but dipped out last week, she’s down a further eight places this week and out of the top twenty.
21. Kaoma – “Lambada”
And leaving the top twenty for the first time in ten weeks are Kaoma who take their “Lambada” down six places, but still remain on the top 40 for a twelfth week.
20. De La Soul – “The Magic Number”
De La Soul go down nine places this week with their biggest UK hit so far, but remain inside the top twenty. Just.
19. Gino Latino – “Welcome”
Gino Latino is back in the top twenty for a second time (remember his first was as ‘The Mixmaster’) as he goes up nine places this week.
18. Public Enemy – “Welcome To The Terrordome”
And Public Enemy have a great week too as they climb eight places and get their biggest UK hit since “Don’t Believe The Hype” in 1988.
17. Jason Donovan – “When You Come Back To Me”
One of the six Stock Aitken Waterman singles on this weeks top 40 comes from Jason Donovan but he’s down eight places in his eighth week on the chart.
16. Lil Louis – “I Called You”
Lil Louis returned to the top twenty last week with his second single and he continues to climb four more places this week.
15. Martika – “More Than You Know”
Also back in the top twenty for a third time is Martika who is up eight with her follow up to “Toy Soldiers” and “I Feel The Earth Move”, both of which went top ten here.
14. The Quireboys – “Hey You”
The Quireboys continue their ascent of the UK chart moving up five places this week. Their debut album is called “A Bit Of What You Fancy” and it’s out in two weeks time.
13. Megadeth – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
It’s already their biggest UK charting single and Megadeth make sure of it this week with another climb of five places.
12. Adamski – “NRG”
Adamski made his UK chart debut last week having already made a name for himself as a DJ, this week he cements that success with a climb of fifteen places!
11. Soul II Soul – “Get A Life”
Just as Jazzie B and the Soul II Soul crew leave the top ten with a fall of five places. He’s currently putting the finishing touches to his new album that will be out in the Spring.
10. Rob’n’Raz featuring Leila K – “Got To Get”
With two months of constant climbing, has time ran out for Rob, Raz and Leila K? This week they fall two places but remain in the top ten for a third week.
9. FPI Project – “Going Back To My Roots”
But still on the climb after seven weeks from the very bottom of the chart are the FPI Project with their version of Lamont Dozier’s 1977 classic, up one place this week.
8. D-Mob – “Put Your Hands Together”
Going down one place this week is Dancin’ Danny D and the Mob with their second UK top ten hit so far.
7. Jimmy Somerville – “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”
And also going down, two places, is last week’s highest climber from Jimmy Somerville with his version of Sylvester’s 1978 disco smash!
6. Halo James – “Could’ve Told You So”
Going the other way are British newcomers Halo James who took only their second single released into the top twenty last week, this week they are up seven places to get their first taste of top ten glory!
5. Mantronix – “Got To Have Your Love”
Two weeks ago Kurtis Mantronix and Wondress were the highest new climber, last week they went into the top five, but slip back one place this week. They do, however, top the dance chart this week!
4. The 49ers – “Touch Me”
The dance chart No.2 this week was top three last week, but like Mantronix, The 49ers drop back one place on the top 40 this week.
3. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
They are all making way for this weeks highest climber from Sinead O’Connor, who leaps up a massive TWENTY SEVEN places with her Prince-penned track that now becomes her biggest UK singles chart hit to date!
2. New Kids On The Block – “Hangin’ Tough”
And it’s all change at the top as well as the number one single of the past two weeks from New Kids On The Block is down one place, with their album of the same name also down one place to No.3 this week.
1. Kylie Minogue – “Tears On My Pillow”
Which means we have a new number one! Last week’s highest new entry from Kylie Minogue is up one place to claim the fourth UK chart topper of her career so far and also the second single from her current album, “Enjoy Yourself“, to reach the top spot in the UK! But can she stay there for a second week or could Sinead, Halo James or someone else deny her of that? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!