Sinead O'Connor 1990

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 11th February 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 11th 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 5th to Saturday 10th 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 eleven new entry’s, nine climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Thunder – “Dirty Love”
British rock band Thunder make their top 40 debut with the first new entry of this week. It’s their second single to come from their forthcoming debut album, “Backstreet Symphony”, released next month.

39. Renegade Soundwave – “Probably A Robbery”
There’s another chart debut, this time from London trio Renegade Soundwave, who have been recording since 1986, but today score their first top 40 entry with this, their fourth commercially released single.

38. Adam Ant – “Room At The Top”
But making his return to the UK top 40 after nearly six years is Adam Ant with this new entry, minus his Ants and the first song to come from a new album he is planning to release later next month.

37. Faith No More – “Epic”
This new entry from last week from Faith No More is up just one place, their second only UK chart hit.

36. FPI Project – “Going Back To My Roots”
While eleven weeks on, FPI Project are still top 40 but down fifteen places this week and quite possibly their last.

35. Chris Rea – “Tell Me There’s A Heaven”
There’s a new entry from Chris Rea next with the second top 40 hit to come from his recent number one album, “The Road To Hell”, which features the title track that went top ten last October and which this is the follow up to.

34. Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan – “I’ll Be Good To You”
Down eight this week for Quincy, Ray and Chaka with their triet that’s now in its fourth week inside the top 40.

33. The Eurythmics – “The King And Queen Of America”
And going down four places this week are Dave and Annie with the third single to be taken from their recent number one album, “We Too Are One”.

32. Paul McCartney – “Put It There”
Paul McCartney is back on the chart with this new entry which is the fourth single to come from last year’s “Flowers In The Dirt” album, but the third to make the top 40. The last one was “This One”, back in July.

31. The Stranglers – “96 Tears”
The Stranglers are back with a brand new track and get a new entry with it this week. It comes from a new album they are just finishing off and is their first top 40 showing since “Grip ’89” exactly twelve months ago.

30. Jimmy Somerville – “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”
Jimmy‘s down fourteen this week and out of the top twenty with his cover of Sylvester’s 1978 disco classic.

29. Martika – “More Than You Know”
While Martika slips a more respectable four places this week with her third UK chart hit, which isn’t a cover!

28. House Of Love – “Shine On”
House Of Love made the top twenty for the first time with theit debut top 40 single last week, but they’re going the other way this week as they fall eight places.

27. Tina Turner – “Steamy Windows”
Tina Turner is back with a new entry and the follow up to Christmas’ “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” and the third single to come from her current, number one album, “Foreign Affair”.

26. New Kids On The Block – “Hangin’ Tough”
The New Kids are down twelve with their former chart topping single and out of the top twenty. It’s the first time for thirteen weeks that there won’t be a song by them inside the upper half of the chart!

25. Eric Clapton – “Bad Love”
Eric Clapton returned to the chart for the first time since 1988 last week and gets a boost of eight places this week.

24. The Wedding Present – “Brassneck”
There’s a new entry and a chart return for The Wedding Present next with their follow up to “Kennedy” from last September and the second single to be taken from their new album that’s out very soon.

23. Gina Latino – “Welcome”
Falling six this week is Gina Latino with his second UK top 40 hit but his first under his real identity!

22. Michael Bolton – “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?”
While we welcome to the UK top 40 for the first time, American singer/songwriter Michael Bolton, who has been recording since 1975 but never had a UK chart hit so far. This is a song he wrote himself originally for Laura Branigan, who took it to No.12 Stateside in 1983. Michael has now recorded the song himself and it’s already done much better second time round by topping the US chart. What will he do over here with it…?

21. Rod Stewart – “Downtown Train”
Rod Stewart was another of last week’s new entries and a chart returner who is up eleven places this week with already his biggest hit since “Lost In You” early in 1988.

20. Janet Jackson – “Come Back To Me”
Janet Jackson is up seven this week and in doing so, it becomes the first single from the “Rhythm Nation 1814” album to enter the UK top twenty and her first single since “Let’s Wait Awhile” back in 1987!

19. The Beloved – “Hello”
Also entering the top twenty but for the first time ever are last week’s highest climbers, The Beloved, now their biggest single, bettering “The Sun Rising” from last Autumn.

18. Halo James – “Could’ve Told You So”
Down ten this week go Halo James with their top 40 debut and out of the top ten for now. Keep an eye out for their debut album which is out very soon!

17. Depeche Mode – “Enjoy The Silence”
Depeche Mode are back in the chart with a big new entry and the follow up to last year’s “Personal Jesus”. Their new album is now finished and will be out next month and it’s called…”Violator“!

16. And Why Not? – “The Face”
After such good progress with their second single, Birmingham’s And Why Not? fall back three places this week with their first top twenty hit.

15. Cher – “Just Like Jessie James”
As Cher goes up three more places this week with her second chart hit of the last five months, the follow up to her smash hit, “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

14. Del Amitri – “Nothing Ever Happens”
Del Amitri’s chart debut looks like it peaked last week as they are down three this week, just narrowly missing out on a top ten entry.

13. Skid Row – “18 And Life”
And the same goes for Skid Row with their UK top 40 debut as they slide back one place lower than they made seven days ago.

12. The 49ers – “Touch Me”
Down six and out of the top ten for now go The 49ers who have been hanging about for the past five weeks. Not any longer though.

11. Yell – “Instant Replay”
And falling back one place and also out of the top ten are Stock Aitken Waterman newbies, Yell, right back to where they were two weeks ago!

10. Lisa Stansfield – “Live Together”
Lisa Stansfield is back in the UK top ten for a second time this week. Her new entry from last week is up nine places, the third single to come from her debut album, “Affection”, which shoots up eight places to No.3.

9. Kylie Minogue – “Tears On My Pillow”
Just as former chart topper Kylie Minogue is down six places in her fifth week inside the top ten with the fourth single to come from her second album, “Enjoy Yourself“.

8. Mantronix – “Got To Have Your Love”
Falling three this week are Mantronix in their sixth week of top ten action, with Kurtis’ biggest UK hit to date.

7. Phil Collins – “I Wish It Would Rain Down”
The man who has the biggest selling album of of this year so far, Phil Collins, gets a non-mover this week with the second single from that album, which remains at the top of the chart for an eleventh week!

6. Sybil – “Walk On By”
While Sybil continues to ‘walk on’ up the chart with the single that’s already her biggest here so far, three more places for her cover of Dionne Warwick‘s 1964 classic.

5. Blackbox – “I Don’t Know Anybody Else”
Blackbox – the group who had last year’s biggest selling single – are back with its follow up and are this week’s highest new entry, aiming to get a second chart topper at the same time!

4. Lonnie Gordon – “Happenin’ All Over Again”
Stock Aitken Waterman newcomer Lonnie Gordon has made a big impression with her debut single rocketing into the top five in just three weeks but she stays right where she landed last week, unable to move up nor down.

3. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
Staying probably as last week’s highest new entry from Norman Cook, Lindy Layton and Co. is up twelve places, this weeks highest climber!

2. Technotronic – “Get Up”
Twice with both singles released, Technotronic have reached the number two position in the UK and spent two weeks there, being held off the top spot, and that’s what has happen again today.

1. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
So Sinead reigns supreme for a third week at the top of the pile. Can she make it a whole month or will Beats International, Blackbox or someone else prevent that from happening? 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!