Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 4th March 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 26th February to Saturday 3rd March 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, ten climbers and six non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Belinda Carlisle – “Runaway Horses”
We start with a new entry from Belinda Carlisle, who returns with the third and title track from her latest album, the follow up to “La Luna”, last December.
39. Kate Bush – “Love And Anger”
Also back with a new entry and the third single from her latest album, “The Sensual World”, is Kate Bush. This is, of course, the follow up to “This Woman’s Work”, last November.
38. Chris Rea – “Tell Me There’s A Heaven”
But after two weeks on hold, Chris Rea falls fourteen places with the second single from his current album, “The Road To Hell”.
37. Phil Collins – “I Wish It Would Rain Down”
Also falling with the second single from his latest album is Phil Collins, he’s down nineteen places this week!
36. Tears For Fears – “Advice For The Young At Heart”
Keeping with the theme of two’s and three’s, Tears For Fears returned last week with the third single from their current album and get a non-mover this week, right where they came in.
35. Whitesnake – “The Deeper The Love”
We have a new entry and a chart return next for rockers Whitesnake, who return to the top 40 for the first time in two years with what is the second single to come from their latest album, “Slip Of The Tongue”, which was released last year.
34. Wet Wet Wet – “Hold Back The River”
And there’s another new entry and chart return next for The Wets with the third single and the title track from their most recent album, the follow up to “Broke Away” late last year.
33. Mantronix – “Got To Have Your Love”
Ten weeks on and Kurtis Mantronik biggest hit by far to date is still with us but down twelve places this week.
32. Primal Scream – “Loaded”
British group Primal Scream have been recording for three years but so far have yet to score a top 40 hot. That changes today with this new entry that is the first to come from a new album, what will be their third to date, which is currently in production.
31. The Stranglers – “96 Tears”
Down twelve places this week for another British group, The Stranglers, with the lead single from their forthcoming tenth studio album, due in a couple of months time.
30. The Mission – “Deliverance”
The Mission are back with a new entry, the follow up to “Butterfly On A Wheel” and the second single to come from their new album, “Carved In Sand”.
29. Marc Almond – “A Lover Spurned”
mac Almond returned to the chart last week and a full twelve months away with this new single, which climbs three places this week.
28. Cher – “Just Like Jessie James”
Cher is down eleven this week and out of the top twenty with the second single to come from her most recent album, “Heart Of Stone”.
27. Jamie J. Morgan – “Walk On The Wild Side”
While Jamie J. Morgan freezes where he went up to last week with his top 40 debut and his cover of Lou Reed’s classic.
26. Tina Turner – “Steamy Windows”
She’s still steaming those windows up with her third single from the album “Foreign Affair”, but Tina Turnerdrops ten places this week.
25. Sybil – “Walk On By”
Sybil follows her, down thirteen places with her biggest UK chart hit to date and her cover of Dionne Warwick’s 1964 classic.
24. Gloria Estefan – “Here We Are”
Completing our brace of US female singers is Gloria Estefan, who was a new entry last week with the third single from “Cuts Both Ways” and is up thirteen places with it this week.
23. Electribe 101 – “Talking With Myself”
Electribe 101 already scored their biggest UK chart hit last week with this song, which stays the same for a second week, just so they can continue talking to themselves!
22. Cliff Richard – “Stronger Than That”
Cliff is down eight this week with his latest single that was a climber on last weeks chart, his 105th UK hit all told!
21. Aerosmith – “Dude Looks Like A Lady”
While Aerosmith spent just one week in the top twenty as they slip back one place this week and out, with their second chart hit in five months.
20. Innocence – “Natural Thing”
UK band Innocence made their chart debut last week and are up eleven places this week and into the top twenty.
19. Lonnie Gordon – “Happenin’ All Over Again”
Another artist who has recently made her chart debut is Lonnie Gordon, who spent time int he top five, but has been dropping over the last two weeks. This week she’s down eight, but remains in the top twenty for a sixth week.
18. Shakin’ Stevens – “I Might”
Shakey’s had a great week this week, he’s up eleven places and into the top twenty for the first time since his cover of “What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?” at the end of 1987.
17. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
One half of The Eurythmics and saxophonist Candy Dulfer made their debut together on last weeks chart with the title song from a recent Dutch film, which climbs seventeen places this week and into the top twenty.
16. Adam Ant – “Room At The Top”
There could be room at the top this week, but not for Adam Ant, after two solid weeks of progress, he’s down three places with his biggest solo chart hit for seven years.
15. Bros – “Madly In Love”
Matt and Luke are back on the chart with a big new entry and the fourth single to come from their album “The Time”, released last year. It’s the follow up to their Christmas top ten hit, “Sister”. Can they make it nine top ten hits in a row with this one…?
14. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
The B-52’s returned to the UK chart last week after a long absence and are suitably rewarded with this week’s highest climb of nineteen places, to get only their second UK top twenty hit ever, after the re-issue of “Rock Lobster” back in 1986.
13. Ram Jam – “Black Betty ’90”
Ram jam continue to close in on their top ten chart success with the remix of their 1977 smash hit this week with a climb of two more places.
12. Erasure – “Blue Savannah”
While Andy and Vince are back with this week’s highest new entry with the third single to come from their number one album, “Wild!” and their eleventh UK top twenty chart hit overall, and their first of the new decade as well!
11. Rod Stewart – “Downtown Train”
After such great thrusts from Rod Stewart in recent weeks, he gained his first top ten hit last week in four years. Sadly, he’s drops back one place this week and out.
10. The Stone Roses – “Elephant Stone”
The Stone Roses returned to the top ten for the second time last week with a big new entry, which falls two places this week.
9. Technotronic – “Get Up”
Technotronic’s second big hit single also remains in the top ten this week after six weeks on the chart, but is down five places.
8. JT and The Big Family – “Moments In Soul”
JT and The Big Family made their chart debut last week and can feel very pleased with themselves with this climb of fourteen places, straight into the top ten!
7. Blackbox – “I Don’t Know Anybody Else”
Going down two this week are Blackbox with the follow up to their massive chart topper last year, “Ride On Time”.
6. Depeche Mode – “Enjoy The Silence”
And for a third consecutive week, Depeche Mode go absolutely nowhere, remaining on hold, with the second single to come from their new album that’s due by the end of this month.
5. Guru Josh – “Infinity (1990’s, Time For The Guru)”
‘Guru Josh’ was last week’s highest climber with his debut single sailing into the top ten on its second week, this week he’s up four more places and into the top five.
4. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Sinead O’Connor’s former four week chart topper is down two this week, but remains inside the top five for a seventh week in total.
3. Michael Bolton – “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?”
Holding on for a second week in third place is American singer Michael Bolton with his former US chart topper, that’s his first UK top 40 hit after more than ten years of recording!
2. Various Artists – “The Brits 1990”
Last week’s highest new entry, the hitmix of various Brit nominated artists, is up five this week following the awards ceremony earlier this week.
1. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
Which means Norman Cook’s latest project, Beats International, win a second week on top of the pile, with his singer Lindy Layton and the gang. Can they stay up there for a third week, or can Guru Josh, JT and The Big Family or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!