Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th 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 19th to Saturday 24th 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 ten new entry’s, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Richard Marx – “Too Late To Say Goodbye”
Richard Marx got his second ever entry in the UK top 40 last week but it doesn’t look like he’s going to even equal the first as he slips back two places.
39. The Beloved – “Your Love Takes Me Higher”
Going the other way are The Beloved with their third top 40 hit, which moves up one place this week.
38. Gloria Estefan – “Here We Are”
Gloria Estefan has been on the chart for five weeks now with the fourth single from her album “Cuts Both Ways” and is down nine places with it this week.
37. Blackbox – “I Don’t Know Anybody Else”
While Blackbox have racked up seven weeks with the follow up to last year’s biggest seller, which is down fifteen this week.
36. Skid Row – “I Remember You”
Skid Row are back, however, for a second time on the UK chart, with a new entry and the follow up to “18 And Life” back in January.
35. The Jungle Brothers – “What U Waiting 4?”
Here’s another new entry, this time for Mike Small, Nathan Hall and Sam Burwell who are better known as The Jungle Brothers, with their second UK top 40 hit, their last was “I’ll House You” back in 1988.
34. The Stone Roses – “She Bangs The Drums”
There’s a re-entry next for The Stone Roses with a song that gave them their first top 40 success last July when it peaked at No.36, so it’s already bettered that a second time around by two places!
33. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
Here comes a new entry and a UK chart debut for Canandian singer Alannah Myles with a song that was released last year and which topped the US singles chart. It’s the second single released from her self-titled debut album that’s already sold over half a million copies Stateside. Can she replicate that success here…?
32. Depeche Mode – “Enjoy The Silence”
Depeche Mode are down twelve this week with the second single from their new album “Violator“, which goes straight into No.2 on this weeks album chart.
31. Janet Jackson – “Escapade”
Janet Jackson is back yet again, for the fourth time in just seven months with a new entry, the follow up to January’s “Come Back To Me” and another song from last year’s album “Rhythm Nation 1814“.
30. UB40 – “Kingston Town”
UB40 are also back with a new entry and the follow up to last year’s “Homely Girl”, which comes from their current album “Labour of Love II”.
29. Innocence – “Natural Thing”
Innocence drop eleven this week with their debut single and with more new music on the horizon.
28. The Cure – “Pictures of You”
And returning for the third time in just under a year are The Cure with the third single from “Disintegration”, hoping to follow “Lullaby” and “Lovesong” into the top twenty.
27. The Rebel MC – “Better World”
The Rebel MC – remember him? He scored two huge hits last year with Double Trouble. Well, he’s decided to go it alone this time and gets a top thirty new entry with his debut solo single.
26. Jimmy Somerville – “Read My Lips (Enough Is Enough)”
Jimmy Somerville is on the rise still, six places for him this week, with the third single from his debut solo album of the same name.
25. Big Fun – “Handful Of Promises”
Not such good news for Big Fun. After two top ten hits, their third has failed even to enter the top twenty as they go back four places this week.
24. The Family Stand – “Ghetto heaven”
Here’s a UK chart debut for US soul group The Family Stand with their debut single which is mixed by our very own Jazzie B of Soul II Soul.
23. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
Heart returned to the chart for the first time in two years last week with this brand new track that climbs ten places this week.
22. Bizz Nizz – “Don’t Miss The Partyline”
And there’s another UK chart debut for Belgium dance act Bizz Nizz with only their second single. Their first, “We’re Gonna Catch You!” was released last year but missed the chart here. Not such bad luck with this follow up, which is this weeks highest new entry!
21. Jam Tronik – “Another Day In Paradise”
Jam Tronik are another set of dance producers who have given a new outlook on Phil Collins’ hit from last year and it’s working as they climb fifteen places this week following their entry onto the top 40 seven days ago.
20. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Sinead O’Connor’s former chart topper notches up an eleventh week in the top twenty…just, with a drop of seven places.
19. Various Artists – “The Brits 1990”
The Brit Awards megamix is down ten places this week and out of the top ten.
18. De La Soul and Queen Latifah – “Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children”
While this weeks highest climber roars over them with a leap of sixteen places for De La Soul, who return to the UK top twenty for the third time and for Queen Latifah for the first time.
17. Orbital – “Chime”
UK band Orbital made their debut on the chart last week with a new entry and are celebrating with a climb of eleven places into the top twenty this week.
16. Primal Scream – “Loaded”
Another British group sit above them with their first top 40 hit are Primal Scream, but they move absolutely nowhere this week, happy just it sit this one out.
15. E-Zee Possee – “Everything Starts With An E”
The E-Zee Possee climb four this week with their re-released debut single from last year, doing so much better than nine months ago.
14. The Inspiral Carpets – “This Is How It Feels”
British band The Inspiral Carpets continue their climb of the chart one place higher than last week. This IS how it feels on the top 40!
13. JT and The Big Family – “Moments In Soul”
As JT and The Big Family know having been as far as the top ten. Not so this week and they fall two places with their chart debut.
12. The 49ers – “Don’t You Love Me?”
Rising three more places this week are The 49ers with their second chart hit of 1990, still seeking to match the top five success of “Touch Me”.
11. Guru Josh – “Infinity (1990’s, Time For The Guru)”
But leaving the top ten this week with a drop of just one place is ‘Guru Josh’ with his debut single that’s been a big top five hit for him.
10. Michael Bolton – “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?”
Michael Bolton is still top ten in the UK after six weeks but slips two places this week.
9. Jive Bunny – “That Sounds Good To Me”
Down five this week is Jive Bunny with ‘his’ fourth single and ‘his’ first not to get to number one.
8. They Might Be Giants – “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
Entering the UK top ten for the first time are last weeks highest climbers, They Might Be Giants, who go up nine more places with their biggest chart hit so far.
7. New Kids On The Block – “I’ll Be Loving You Forever”
Another group that have only had number ones so far are New Kids On The Block. Not so anymore, they fall back two places this week with their third UK chart entry.
6. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
Going up one this week are Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Dutch singer/musician Candy Dulfer with the title track of the Dutch film that was made last year.
5. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
It’s all change at the top as the number one for the last four weeks from Norman Cook, Lindy Layton and co. is down four places.
4. Erasure – “Blue Savannah”
Andy and Vince are also down this week with their biggest chart hit for two years and the third single from their latest album “Wild!“, only one for them though.
3. Candy Flip – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Candy Flip take their version of The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever” higher up the chart this week with a climb of three places, and now once place away from matching the fab four’s peak position twenty three years ago.
2. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
The B-52’s hold on to second place this week with a non-mover with their biggest UK chart hit since the band formed back in 1976.
1. Snap – “The Power”
So we have a new number one. Last weeks highest new entry from German dance act Snap goes up eleven places, all the way to the very top, where they currently sit in three other countries in Europe. But can they stay there for a second week or can The B-52’s, Candy Flip or someone else claim that prize? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!