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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 1st April 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 1st April 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 to Saturday 31st 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 five non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Big Fun – “Handful Of Promises”
Big Fun have not had such a big hit with their third top 40 entry, which is down fifteen places this week.

39. Skid Row – “I Remember You”
Also down, but just three places, are Skid Row with their second top 40 hit.

38. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Down eighteen this week and right out of the top twenty is former chart topper Sinead O’Connor, with her biggest hit yet and the biggest seller of this year, so far.

37. The Quireboys – “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
Back on the chart with this weeks first new entry are The Quireboys with the follow up to their top twenty hit “Hey You”.

36. Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
Also back on the UK chart is Paula Abdul with this new entry with US dance duo The Wild Pair. It’s her first top 40 showing since “Forever Your Girl”, last June.

35. The Jungle Brothers – “What U Waiting 4?”
The Jungle Brothers scored their second UK top 40 entry last week with this song that goes absolutely nowhere this week.

34. David Bowie – “Fame ’90”
There’s a new entry for David Bowie next with a remix of his 1975 single that is also his first top 40 appearance since “Never Let Me Down” in 1987.

33. JT and The Big Family – “Moments In Soul”
Falling twenty places this week are JT and The Big Family with their UK chart debut and a former top ten hit just two weeks ago.

32. Primal Scream – “Loaded”
Another band going down with their top 40 debut are Primal Scream who have held on to the same position for the last two weeks but drop sixteen places this week.

31. Jive Bunny – “That Sounds Good To Me”
And falling a massive twenty one places this week is Jive Bunny with his fourth single that failed to follow his first three to the very top of the chart.

30. Jimmy Somerville – “Read My Lips (Enough is Enough)”
Jimmy’s back down this week, four places, with his third solo single since he left The Communards.

29. Michael Bolton – “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?”
Expect a different top ten this week as we continue the clearout with Michael Bolton falling nineteen places with his first UK chart hit.

28. The Cure – “Pictures Of You”
While another of last weeks new entry’s, from The Cure, goes utterly nowhere at all and remains the same.

27. Orbital – “Chime”
Orbital fall out of the top twenty with their debut single by ten places this week, another chart casualty? What is going on in the upper half…?

26. Jesus Jones – “Real Real Real”
Here comes another band with their top 40 debut, however. Jesus Jones are a British group and with this new entry, finally make the big time.

25. Guru Josh – “Infinity (1990’s Time For The Guru)”
‘Guru John’ takes a dive of fourteen places and out of the top twenty for the first time in six weeks with his debut release.

24. The 49ers – “Don’t You Love Me?”
And following him are The 49ers who fail to match the success of their last song “Touch Me”, with a drop of twelve places.

23. Technotronic – “This Beat Is Technotronic”
But back for a third time are Technotronic with this new entry and the follow up to “Get Up”. Will this one become their third No.2 peaking single??

22. E-Zee Possee – “Everything Starts With An E”
E-Zee Possee have already had more success with this song a second time around so they probably won’t be too displeased that they go down seven this week and out fo the top twenty.

21. Janet Jackson – “Escapade”
Good news for Janet Jackson, however, who is one of last weeks new entry’s to move and she moves up ten places with the fourth single from her “Rhythm Nation 1814” album.

20. The Rebel MC – “Better World”
Also doing well this week and back in the top twenty is The Rebel MC, on his own and up seven places.

19. Jam Tronik – “Another Day In Paradise”
Jam Tronik’s version of Phil Collins’ “Another Day In Paradise” moves into the top twenty with a climb of two places.

18. The Inspiral Carpets – “This Is How It Feels”
Dropping four places this week are British band The Inspiral Carpets with their first top 40 hit.

17. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
But doing a whole lot better is Canadian singer Alannah Myles with her former US chart topper that entered the UK chart last week and is up sixteen places this week.

16. The Happy Mondays – “Step On”
The Happy Mondays are back with a big new entry and the follow up to their “Madchester” EP at the end of last year, which is already three places higher than their previous chart high!

15. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
It’s been a good week for Heart as well with a climb of eight places taking them back into the UK top twenty for the first time in two years.

14. De La Soul featuring Queen Latifah – “Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children”
Last week’s highest climber from De La Soul and Queen Latifah is up four more places this week, their fifth and her first UK chart hit.

13. The Family Stand – “Ghetto Heaven”
While another of last week’s new entry’s, the debut single from The Family Stand, rises eleven places.

12. New Kids On The Block – “I’ll Be Loving You Forever”
The New Kids still love you all forever, but they’re loving you five places lower than last week and out of the top ten.

11. UB40 – “Kingston Town”
This week’s highest climber comes from UB40 with the second single from their current album “Labour Of Love II”, which is up nineteen places, with the group looking to score a second top ten hit from the album, next week.

10. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
Beats International are still top ten with their former number one, which is down five places this week for Norman Cook, Lindy Layton and the gang.

9. Jason Donovan – “Hang On To Your Love”
Jason Donovan is back with this new entry and the second new single from him after “When You Come Back To Me” at Christmas last year. But is it this week’s highest…?

8. Bizz Nizz – “Don’t Miss The Partyline”
Once thing’s for certain, last week’s highest new entry is doing very well this week for Bizz Nizz with a climb of fourteen places into the top ten.

7. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
Dave Stewart and Candy Dulfer drop back one place this week, right back in fact, to where they were two weeks ago.

6. They Might Be Giants – “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
While US group, They Might Be Giants, headed by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, are up two more places this week with a song that’s gone top three on the US Alternative chart.

5. Erasure – “Blue Savannah”
Vince and Andy are still going well with the third single from their album “Wild!” which drops another one place this week, but still top five for a third week.

4. Madonna – “Vogue”
Madonna gets this weeks highest new entry with a brand new recording, her first of the new decade, and one that comes from a new movie she has coming out soon with Warren Beatty, a new version of the old US TV series, ‘Dick Tracy’.

3. Candy Flip – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Candy Flip get a non-mover this week with their Beatles cover that is also their debut single, still one place off where the Fab Four ended up back in 1966.

2. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
While The B-52’s invite everyone into their “Love Shack” for the third week running in the same position (Rock Lobster not included!).

1. Snap – “The Power”
Which means the German duo of Turbo B and Jackie Harris get a second week on top with their UK chart debut. Can they win a third week or could Madonna or even The B-52’s or Candy Flip finally break the ice? 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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