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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 11th March 1990

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

40. Jimmy Somerville – “Read My Lips (Enough Is Enough)”
Jimmy Somerville is back with his second single of 1990 and the follow up to his top five hit “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” with this new entry, the third single to come from his debut album of the same name.

39. Whitesnake – “The Deeper The Love”
They may of been a new entry and a chart returner for the first time in two years last week, but Whitesnake are down four places this week.

38. Kate Bush – “Love And Anger”
Someone else who was a new entry but going in the opposite direction this week is Kate Bush, up one place with her third single to come from “The Sensual World” album.

37. Tears For Fears – “Advice For The Young At Heart”
After two weeks with no movement at all, Roland and Kurt are down one place this week, their third week in total on the chart.

36. E-zee Possee – “Everything Starts With An E”
Our first new entry comes from UK based group E-zee Possee, who released this, their debut single, last year. But it failed to chart then. With a second attempt, they’ve already bettered themselves as they made the top 40 for the first time.

35. Lonnie Gordon – “Happenin’ All Over Again”
Chart newcomer Lonnie Gordon has done pretty well with her debut hit single, reaching the top five a few weeks ago, but she’s down sixteen places this week with it. We look forward to future chart hits from this lady…

34. They Might Be Giants – “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
Here comes a new entry and a UK chart debut for American duo They Might Be Giants, who have been recording for four years but with little commercial recognition. That all changes today with their first entry in the UK top 40 with a song that’s already doing well Stateside too.

33. Electribe 101 – “Talking With Myself”
Dropping ten places this week are Electribe 101 with their biggest UK hit yet, which has been holding on to dear life for the past two weeks to its chart position.

32. Aerosmith – “Dude Looks Like A Lady”
Aerosmith are down eleven this week with their second top 40 hit of the last five months, the last one was of course “Love In An Elevator”.

31. Wet Wet Wet – “Hold Back The River”
The Wets gained their third new entry last week from their current album with the title track, which is up three places this week.

30. Fish – “A Gentlemen’s Excuse Me”
Marillion’s Fish has already charted twice with his two previous solo singles in the last six months, now he’s back with his third, all of which come from his debut album, “Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors”, that was released in January.

29. Big Fun – “Handful Of Promises”
Also making a return with their third single are Big Fun, following up their two previous top ten hits with this new entry. Can they make it three in a row…?

28. The 49ers – “Don’t You Love Me?”
And here’s another new entry, this time for The 49ers with the follow up to their massive chart hit back in January, “Touch Me”, looking to repeat that success for a second time.

27. The Mission – “Deliverance”
The Mission came back to the chart last week and are up three places this week with the second single to come from their current album, “Carved In Sand”.

26. Adam Ant – “Room At The Top”
Less his Ants, Adam Ant has achieved a big hit with this song recently, which is down ten places and out of the top twenty this week.

25. The Stone Roses – “Elephant Stone”
While The Stone Roses go down fifteen places with their second consecutive top ten hit taken from their self-titled debut album.

24. Primal Scream – “Loaded”
British band Primal Scream made their top 40 debut last week with this song which samples a scene from the film ‘The Wild Angels’ (1966) and it’s up eight places, which is the joint highest on this weeks chart.

23. Gloria Estefan – “Here We Are”
Also going up again this week, but only one place, is Gloria Estefan with the fourth single to come from last years multi Platinum chart topper “Cuts Both Ways”.

22. The Inspiral Carpets – “This Is How It Feels”
British band The Inspiral Carpets have been together since 1983 but have never had a chart hit anywhere. That all changes today with their top 40 debut entry with the third single that comes from their forthcoming album “Life”.

21. Shakin’ Stevens – “I Might”
Shakey got his first top twenty hit in two years last week but is dropping back three places this week and out.

20. The Stone Roses – “Made Of Stone”
The Stone Roses are back with a second top 40 offering next, the follow up to “Elephant Stone” we heard earlier and win their third top twenty entry in doing so.

19. Rod Stewart – “Downtown Train”
Rod Stewart’s latest hit single is falling eight this week and it comes from his best of album “Storyteller”, released last year.

18. Candy Flip – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Here’s a big new entry and a chart debut for UK duo Danny Spencer and Ric Peet with their debut single, which is a cover The Beatles 1967 classic in electro-dance style! I wonder if they can beat the Fab Four’s No.2 chart position with this new version?

17. Ram Jam – “Black Betty ’90”
Ram Jam are down four this week with the Ben Leibrand remix of their 1977 top ten hit, which just missed it by five places this time around.

16. Innocence – “Natural Thing”
Innocence are still climbing, four for them this week, with their debut single. Expect their first album very soon!

15. Technontronic – “Get Up”
Leaving the top ten this week are Technotronic with a drop of six places, their second single, which matched the chart high of their debut last year.

14. Bros – “Madly In Love”
Matt and Luke returned to the chart last week with the fourth single from their current album, “The Time”. But they go up just one place this week.

13. Blackbox – “I Don’t Know Anybody Else”
Last year’s biggest sellers Blackbox are down six this week and out of the top ten with their follow up.

12. Depeche Mode – “Enjoy The Silence”
As are Depeche Mode who fall six as well with the second single to come from their highly anticipated new album called “Violator“, that’s out in two weeks time.

11. New Kids On The Block – “I’ll Be Loving You Forever”
Have you missed them these past two weeks? Well The New Kids are back with this big new entry, looking to add to their two chart topping singles with this third, that comes from their smash hit album, “Hangin’ Tough”.

10. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
It’s been another good week for Dave Stewart and Candy Dulfer who move up seven places and into the top ten with their collaboration from the film of the same name.

9. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Former chart topper Sinead O’Connor is down five this week, her eighth in the top ten to date with what is currently this year’s biggest seller.

8. Erasure – “Blue Savannah”
Andy and Vince move into the top ten with a climb of four places having been last week’s highest new entry with the third single to come from their album “Wild!“.

7. JT and The Big Family – “Moments In Soul”
While JT and The Big Family go up one place higher than last week with their first charting single release.

6. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
Not content with being last week’s highest climber of all, The B-52’s continue that trend with a rise of eight more places to be the other of this week’s joint highest climbers and at the same time, get their first UK top ten hit ever!

5. Guru Josh – “Infinity (1990’s Time For The Guru)”
‘Guru Josh’ entered the top five last week with his debut single and that’s where he stays, exactly the same place as last week!

4. Jive Bunny – “That Sounds Good To Me”
The Bunny is back! With three straight number one’s already under his carrot, Jive Bunny is this weeks highest new entry and looking for that fourth chart topper next week!

3. Michael Bolton – “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?”
There’s no change at all for Michael Bolton for a third week in a row, he stays put in third place with his former US number one and his UK top 40 debut.

2. Various Artists – “The Brits 1990”
And that applies to the megamix of Brit nominated artists which stays in second place for a second consecutive week.

1. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
Which means Norman Cook’s Beats International stays “jam hot” at the top of the pile for a third week. Can Norman, Lindy Layton and Co. ‘stick’ there for a fourth or will Jive Bunny claim what’s rightfully his? 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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