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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 28th January 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 28th 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 22nd to Saturday 27th 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 seven new entry’s, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. De La Soul – “The Magic Number”
There’s a big tumble of twenty places for De La Soul this week. It’s their biggest UK chart hit to date but seven weeks on, that’s it.

39. Sonia – “Listen To Your Heart”
Sonia is sliding seventeen places this week with her third single and second biggest to date.

38. Janet Jackson – “Come Back To Me”
While there’s a new entry for Janet Jackson with the third single to come from her “Rhythm Nation 1814” album and the follow up to the title track last November.

37. Kaoma – “Lambada”
Time is running out for Kaoma as well, as they drop sixteen places this week, having been on the top 40 now for over three months.

36. The Beloved – “Hello”
Making their second appearance on the top 40 are The Beloved with this new entry, the follow up to “The Sun Rising” from last year and the precursor to their new album, “Happiness”, that’s out next month.

35. Jason Donovan – “When You Come Back To Me”
Last year’s biggest selling artist, Jason Donovan, is down eighteen places this week, his ninth on the chart with his fifth top two hit in twelve months.

34. The Eurythmics – “The King And Queen Of America”
Annie and Dave are back with a new entry and the third single to be taken from their latest chart topping album, “We Too Are One”.

33. Kym Mazelle – “Was That All It Was?”
While Kym Mazelle, who was a new entry last week, makes no effort to do anymore on that, remaining exactly where she came in for a second week.

32. Birdland – “Sleep With Me”
There’s a new entry and a chart debut next for this English rock band from Birmingham. They’ve released three others that have all topped the Indie chart, but now they get top 40 glory with their fourth.

31. Public Enemy – “Welcome To The Terrordome”
After a big climb last week, Public Enemy slip back thirteen places this week after just one week in the top twenty.

30. Raze – “All 4 Love”
Raze came back to the top 40 last week after a full twelve months away, this week they’re up ten places with another “4 Love” titled song.

29. Wreckx-n-effect – “Juicy”
While Wreckx-n-effect go up one place this week with their first UK top 40 hit.

28. Megadeth – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
Megadeth scored their biggest UK singles chart hit last week with “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, this week it’s no more top twenty, as they fall fifteen places.

27. Lil Louis – “I Called You”
Also down, eleven places this week is Lil Louis failing to match the success his massive hit last Summer, “French Kiss”.

26. Soul II Soul – “Get A Life”
And falling fifteen places are Soul II Soul with their brand new recording that will feature on their next album, due this Spring.

25. Cher – “Just Like Jessie James”
Going the other way is Cher, she was new last week with the follow up to her smash hit “If I Could Turn Back Time”, this week she goes up eleven places.

24. The Quireboys – “Hey You”
Another group that scored their biggest UK chart hit last week was The Quireboys and they’re sinking as well, ten places and out of the top twenty.

23. Skid Row – “18 And Life”
There’s a new entry and a chart debut now for American band Skid Row with their second single to be released, which becomes their first UK top 40 entry today.

22. House Of Love – “Shine On”
While UK band House Of Love make their top 40 debut with a song that was originally released in 1987 but failed to chart. The band have released 6 singles since, but this re-issue becomes the first to break their run of bad luck. Welcome to the big time boys!

21. Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan – “I’ll Be Good To You”
Quincy, Ray and Chaka continue to ascend the chart as they climb another six places this week with their trio-et and the first track to come from a new album of collaborations from Quincy.

20. And Why Not? – “The Face”
And it’s been a very good week for Birmingham trio And Why Not? who go up nine places and into the top twenty for the first time!

19. Sybil – “Walk On By”
But back in the top twenty for a second time is Sybil, she’s up a massive twenty places this week with her second cover of a Dionne Warwick classic to hit the upper half of the chart in three months.

18. Rob’n’Raz featuring Leila K – “Got To Get”
Rob, Raz and Leila go down eight places this week with their top ten smash that’s been lingering about now for two months.

17. Gino Latino – “Welcome”
While Gino Latino moves up two places this week with his second chart hit of the past three months.

16. Martika – “More Than You Know”
After such a good start, Martika slips back one place this week with her third single, that has stopped way short of her pervious two.

15. Del Amitri – “Nothing Ever Happens”
Last week’s highest new entry from newcomers Del Amitri is up eight places and takes the band into the top twenty for the first time.

14. D-Mob – “Put Your Hands Together”
As Dancin’ Danny D and his Mob slide six places and out of the top ten, with their fourth UK chart hit since October 1988.

13. FPI Project – “Going Back To My Roots”
Following them are the FPI Project with their rework of Lamont Dozier’s 1977 classic that took two months to peak in the top ten, they’re down four this week and out.

12. Adamski – “NRG”
Adam Tinley aka Adamski gets a non-mover this week with his UK chart debut, he’s going nowhere but here again!

11. Yell – “Instant Replay”
Sonia and Jason have gone down this week but the new Stock Aitken Waterman intake have fared much better. Yell, for instance, who debuted last week and go up thirteen places with their cover of Dan Hartman’s 1978 original which made No.8 here. Can the boys better that with this new version?

10. Phil Collins – “I Wish It Would Rain Down”
Phil is back in the top ten following his new entry last week, he’s up a healthy sixteen places this week with the second track to come from his already triple Platinum certified album, “…But Seriously”, which goes back to the top of the chart!

9. Lonnie Gordon – “Happenin’ All Over Again”
But having an even better week is Stock Aitken Waterman newcomer Lonnie Gordon who made her chart debut last week, she is this week’s highest climber, up a whopping twenty three places and straight into the top ten!

8. Jimmy Somerville – “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”
Jimmy‘s down just one place this week with his second solo single to come from his current album “Read My Lips”.

7. New Kids On The Block – “Hangin’ Tough”
While New Kids On The Block‘s former chart topper is down six this week with the album of the same name sticking at No.3 for a second week on the album chart.

6. Halo James – “Could’ve Told You So”
Holding on to where they landed last week are British band Halo James with their lead singer Christian James, who move neither up nor down for a second week.

5. The 49ers – “Touch Me”
Down one further place this week are The 49ers who remain in both the singles chart top five as well as the Dance chart top five.

4. Mantronix – “Got To Have Your Love”
Kurtis Mantronik and Wondress are going back up the chart this week, one place, back to where they were two weeks ago!

3. Technotronic – “Get Up”
While this weeks highest new entry is from Techontronic who are back with the follow up to last year’s enormously successful hit “Pump Up The Jam” which reached No.2. And judging by this impressive debut, they could be going one better with their second…

2. Kylie Minogue – “Tears On My Pillow”
Sadly for Kylie Minogue, it was just one week at the top as she slips back one to where she came in two weeks ago with the song that comes from her new movie, ‘The Delinquents’ and the fourth single to come from her album “Enjoy Yourself“, which is at No.8 this week.

1. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
They are all making way for Sinead O’Connor who climbs two places to the top of the chart with only her second top 40 hit to date and a song that was written by Prince. Can she make it two weeks, or can Technotronic, Mantronix 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!

Follow the latest ‘rewind’ chart below or click here to read about previous weeks.

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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!