Sinead O'Connor

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 4th February 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 4th February 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 29th January to Saturday 3rd February 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 six new entry’s, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Megadeth – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
Megadeth are down twelve places this week with their biggest UK hit so far.

39. Lil Louis – “I Called You”
Also down twelve this week is Lil Louis with his second UK chart release.

38. Faith No More – “Epic”
But there’s a new entry for Faith No More with their follow up to “From Out Of Nowhere” last year that comes from their current album, “The Real Thing”.

37. The Quireboys – “Hey You”
The Quireboys fall thirteen places with the second single to come from their debut album “A Bit Of What You Fancy”, which is this weeks highest new entry at No.2 on the album chart!

36. Kym Mazelle – “Was That All It Was?”
After two weeks on hold, Kym Mazelle drops back three places with her third UK chart hit.

35. Cramps – “Bikini Girls With Machine Guns”
While there’s a new entry and a UK top 40 debut for this American group who have been recording since 1978 with a track that comes from their forthcoming fourth studio album, “Stay Sick”.

34. Soul II Soul – “Get A Life”
Jazzie B and Soul II Soul are down eight places in their tenth week on the top 40 with this new recording set to feature on their next album coming soon.

33. Eric Clapton – “Bad Love”
Eric Clapton is back in the UK top 40 for the first time in more than two years with the third single to come from his album “Journeyman”, which was released last year.

32. Rod Stewart – “Downtown Train”
And following him, we welcome back Rod Stewart for the first time in two years with a track that features on his best of collection, “Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990”.

31. Raze – “All 4 Love”
slipping back one place are Raze with their second top 40 hit in twelve months.

30. Wreckx-n-effect – “Juicy”
Following them are Wreckx-n-effect, who are also down one place with their chart debut.

29. The Eurythmics – “The King And Queen Of America”
Dave and Annie returned to the chart last week and move up five places to score their third top thirty singe from their most recent album, “We Too Are One”.

28. Rob’n’Raz featuring Leila K – “Got To Get”
They’ve been with us since November last year, but this week Rob, Raz and Leila K are down ten places and leave the top twenty, where they’ve been for nine of those weeks.

27. Janet Jackson – “Come Back To Me”
Someone else scoring their third top thirty single from their latest album (“Rhythm Nation 1814“) is Janet Jackson, who climbs eleven this week.

26. Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan – “I’ll Be Good To You”
Quincy, Ray and Chaka peaked last week as they fall five places this week with their version of The Brothers Johnson’s 1976 original.

25. Martika – “More Than You Know”
Martika is down nine this week with her third UK top 40 single since her debut last Summer with “Toy Soldiers”.

24. The Beloved – “Hello”
But it has been a good week for The Beloved, they are up twelve places with their second chart hit that is this week’s highest climber!

23. D-Mob – “Put Your Hands Together”
Leaving the top twenty this week are D-Mob who fall eight places with their fourth top 40 hit which was their third top ten hit.

22. Adamski – “NRG”
After two weeks in suspended animation, Adam Tinley aka Adamski is down ten places with his chart debut and out of the top twenty.

21. FPI Project – “Going Back To My Roots”
And after seven weeks of top chart action, the FPI Project fall eight places to their lowest position since last year.

20. House Of Love – “Shine On”
House Of Love made their top 40 debut last week with this three year old song and move up two this week and into the top twenty.

19. Lisa Stansfield – “Live Together”
Lisa Stansfield is back on the chart after her epic number one from last November. This new entry is the third single to come from her debut album, “Affection”, and also becomes her third top twenty hit from it.

18. Cher – “Just Like Jessie James”
Cher is up seven this week and back into the top twenty with her follow up to “If I Could Turn Back Time”, her second chart hit in four months.

17. Gino Latino – “Welcome”
Moving nowhere is Gino Latino, who stays where he landed last week, with his second top twenty hit of the past four months as well.

16. Jimmy Somerville – “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”
Jimmy Somerville is down eight this week and out of the top ten with his biggest solo single yet taken from his debut album, “Read My Lips”.

15. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
This week’s highest new entry is from Beats International, who have a familiar face among them, former Housemartin Norman Cook, who last charted in June with “Won’t Talk About It”. This song samples SOS Band’s 1983 hit “Just Be Good To Me” and features the vocals of newcomer, Lindy Layton.

14. New Kids On The Block – “Hangin’ Tough”
The former chart topper from New Kids On The Block is down seven this week and out of the top ten, while their album drops to No.9.

13. And Why Not? – “The Face”
Good news still for Birmingham trio And Why Not? who made their debut on the chart last October, this week their follow up is up another seven places.

12. Skid Row – “18 And Life”
Skid Row were one of last week’s new entries and by climbing nine places this week, they win their first UK top twenty hit.

11. Del Amitri – “Nothing Ever Happens”
Top 40 newcomers Del Amitri were the highest new entry two weeks ago and moved into the top twenty last week, this week they go up another four places to rest just outside the top ten.

10. Yell – “Instant Replay”
Yell, one of the new Stock Aitken Waterman artists enter the top ten with their debut single this week with a climb of one place.

9. Sybil – “Walk On By”
Sybil continues her assault on the chart, this week she’s up ten more places to get her very first UK top ten hit and now her highest chart position over here.

8. Halo James – “Could’ve Told You So”
Unfortunately, Halo James slip down two places this week having sat just outside the top five for the last two weeks, with their first top 40 hit.

7. Phil Collins – “I Wish It Would Rain Down”
Phil Collins celebrated his 39th birthday this week, still on top of the album chart with his triple-Platinum certified album “…But Seriously” and climbs three places this week with the second single from that album.

6. The 49ers – “Touch Me”
The 49ers are still going strong, even if they’re going down, as they are another one place this week.

5. Mantronix – “Got To Have Your Love”
Kurtis Mantronik keeps yo-yoing up and down the singles chart, this week he’s down one place along with his singer Wondress, their fifth week inside the top five!

4. Lonnie Gordon – “Happenin’ All Over Again”
The other new Stock Aitken Waterman act, Lonnie Gordon, was last week’s highest climber, this week she rockets into the top five with a climb of five places, with her debut single thanks to those three very talented boys at PWL!

3. Kylie Minogue – “Tears On My Pillow”
There’s a third PWL artist in this weeks top ten, former chart topper Kylie Minogue who is down one place with the song that comes from her first cinematic feature, ‘The Delinquents’.

2. Technotronic – “Get Up”
Swapping places with Kylie is last week’s highest new entry from Technotronic which moves up one place to equal their last and first chart hit, “Pump Up The Jam”, last September.

1. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Which means for a second week Sinead O’Connor tops the chart with only her second top 40 hit. Can she make it a third or can Technotronic, Lonnie Gordon or someone else stop her? 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!
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