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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 25th February 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th 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 19th to Saturday 24th 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 nine new entry’s, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Skid Row – “18 And Life”
Skid Row may be “18 And Life”, but they’re down seventeen places this week with their first UK chart hit.

39. The Beloved – “Hello”
Following them are Steve and Jon who are The Beloved with their biggest top 40 single so far, down fourteen places this week.

38. Eric Clapton – “Bad Love”
And Eric Clapton is down, just ten places for him with the first single to come from his current album, “Journeyman”.

37. Gloria Estefan – “Here We Are”
Gloria Estefan is back on the chart with a new entry and it seems so long ago that we last saw here. It is in fact the fourth single to come from last year’s hugely successful number one album, “Cuts Both Ways”.

36. Tears For Fears – “Advice For The Young At Heart”
And also back for a third time in the last six months are Kurt and Roland with the follow up to “Woman In Chains”, both from their current album, “The Seeds Of Love”.

35. Del Amitri – “Nothing Ever Happens”
Down fifteen this week are Del Amitri with their first top 40 single which comes from their second album, “Waking Hours”, that was actually released last year.

34. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
Dave Stewart has recently been on the chart three times with Annie Lennox as The Eurythmics, but today he gets a new entry in his own right with Dutch musician Candy Dulfer with the title song of a film that was made in The Netherlands last year.

33. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
There is a new entry and a UK top 40 chart return for the first time in three years for Georgian band The B-52’s with a song that is the lead single from a new album they released in the US last year that will be coming out here very soon.

32. Marc Almond – “A Lover Spurned”
And Marc Almond is another of many chart returns this week with his new entry that is his first since last year’s four week chart topper with Gene Pitney, “Somthings Gotten Hold Of My Heart”, and the first to come from a brand new album he currently recording.

31. Innocence – “Natural Thing”
This next new entry is not a return but a debut for this four piece British group from London with their first single release that has made the top 40 and is taken from their first album which is currently being recorded.

30. The 49ers – “Touch Me”
The 49ers have been kicking around since December last year and they are still with us, even if they’re down twelve places this week.

29. Shakin’ Stevens – “I Might”
Shakey returned to the UK top 40 for the 29th time last week and goes up eight places this week and into the top 30 for the 29th time also!

28. Kylie Minogue – “Tears On My Pillow”
Kylie Minogue is down thirteen this week and out of the top twenty with her former number one from her current film, ‘The Delinquents’.

27. Jamie J. Morgan – “Walk On The Wild Side”
But going up nine places is Jamie J. Morgan with his first top 40 hit, which debuted on last week’s chart.

26. Yell – “Instant Replay”
Not far behind Kylie is another Stock Aitken Waterman produced single from the two boys of Yell who drop twelve places and out of the top twenty with their cover of Dan Hartman’s 1978 hit.

25. Lisa Stansfield – “Live Together”
And falling fifteen places and out of the top ten is Lisa Stansfield with her third solo chart hit single that’s been propping up the top ten for the past two weeks.

24. Chris Rea – “Tell Me There’s A Heaven”
Doing that now is Chris Rea who moves absolutely nowhere this week with the second single to come from his number one album, “The Road To Hell”.

23. Electribe 101 – “Talking With Myself”
It’s been a very good week for Electribe 101 who made their second appearance on the top 40 last week, but with a jump of ten places this week, they score their highest chart placing yet!

22. JT and The Big Family – “Moments In Soul”
There’s a new entry and another chart debut next for the group JT and The Big Family with a song that samples Art Of Noise’s 1983 single, “Moments In Love”.

21. Mantronix – “Got To Have Your Love”
Falling nine places and out of the top twenty for the first time since they arrived nine week ago are Kurtis Mantronik and his singer Wondress.

20. Aerosmith – “Dude Looks Like A Lady”
Aerosmith are back in the top twenty for the second time in six months with a climb of nine places for their 1987 single re-release that’s doing far better second time around.

19. The Stranglers – “96 Tears”
While The Stranglers fall back two places with their latest chart hit that comes from a new album they are just putting the finishing touches to.

18. Phil Collins – “I Wish It Would Rain Down”
Phil Collins is down nine places and out of the top ten this week with the second single to come from his phenomenally successful album, “…But Seriously”.

17. Cher – “Just Like Jessie James”
Well, she didn’t quite make it, after four weeks of climbing, Cher is down six with her follow up to last year’s big top ten hit, “If I Could Turn Back Time“.

16. Tina Turner – “Steamy Windows”
Following her is Tina Turner with only one week of going up, she is going down three places with the follow up to two top ten hits of last year.

15. Ram Jam – “Black Betty ’90”
Ram Jam made a return to the chart last week with a new remix of their 1977 top ten hit, which is up sixteen places this week and looking like it could better their No.7 position here, thirteen years ago.

14. Cliff Richard – “Stronger Than That”
Cliff Richard was last week’s highest new entry and he goes up five places this week with the fourth single to come from his current album, “Stronger”.

13. Adam Ant – “Room At The Top”
And it’s been another great week for Adam Ant with a climb of nine places to match his last UK solo chart high, “Apollo 9”, back in 1984.

12. Sybil – “Walk On By”
Sybil ‘walks’ slowly out of the top ten this week, down four places, with her cover of Dionne Warwick‘s 1964 classic.

11. Lonnie Gordon – “Happenin’ All Over Again”
And following her is newcomer Lonnie Gordon who is also down four and out of the top ten with her Stock Aitken Waterman produced debut.

10. Rod Stewart – “Downtown Train”
Rod Stewart is still making excellent progress, he’s up six places this week and into the top ten for the first time in four years!

9. Guru Josh – “Infinity (1990’s Time For The Guru)”
‘Guru Josh’ made his chart debut last week with his debut single welcoming us all into the 90’s and it seems to worked, he’s up eighteen places to become this week’s highest climber, straight into the top ten!

8. The Stone Roses – “Elephant Stone”
The Stone Roses are back in the top ten for the second time in three months with a big new entry and the follow up to “Fools Gold”, from their self-titled, debut album.

7. Various Artists – “The Brits 1990”
But it’s not the biggest, that falls to this mix of artists including D-Mob, The Beatmasters, S-Express and Double Trouble, all nominees at this year’s Brit Awards and collectively, they are this week’s highest new entry!

6. Depeche Mode – “Enjoy The Silence”
Going nowhere this week are Depeche Mode with the second single to come from a new album they have coming out next month, their first top ten hit for six years.

5. Blackbox – “I Don’t Know Anybody Else”
Slipping backwards one place and back to where they came in two weeks ago are last year’s biggest sellers, Blackbox with the follow up single.

4. Technotronic – “Get Up”
Down one as well for Technotronic with their most recent top two hit, their second consecutive single to stop short of the top lace.

3. Michael Bolton – “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?”
Last week’s highest climber from Michael Bolton is up two more places, edging closer to the top spot he occupied the other side of the Atlantic late last year.

2. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
But we do have a new number one as Sinead O’Connor is down one place after four weeks on top, this week, with her biggest selling record by a long distance, so far.

1. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
Swapping places with her are Beats International, lead by former Housemartin Norman Cook with singer Lindy Layton who move up one to claim their first chart topper, and incidentally, Norman’s first since “Caravan Of Love” with his old group back in 1986. Can they make it two or can Michael Bolton, The Stone Roses 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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