Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 8th 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 2nd to Saturday 7th April 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, fourteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. House Of Love – “Beatles And The Stones” Despite what you may think, this is not a collaboration between the two 60’s super groups but a new entry and a chart return for House Of Love following their debut, “Shine On”, back in January
39. Adamski – “Killer”
Adam Tinley is back on the top 40 for a second time this year with this new entry, the follow up to his top twenty debut “NRG” back in January and this time he’s recruited newcomer Seal to sing vocals. Can he go one better and take this top ten?
38. Faith No More – “From Out Of Nowhere”
Also back in the UK top 40 for the second time this year are rockers Faith No More with the follow up to their single in January, “Epic”.
37. Orbital – “Chime”
Orbital fall ten places this week with their debut single, and after four weeks on, it looks like their last.
36. The Jungle Brothers – “What U Waiting 4?”
And after two weeks of no progress whatsoever, The Jungle Brothers go down once place with their second UK top 40 hit.
35. Tongue’n’Cheek – “Tomorrow”
British group Tongue’n’Cheek make their top 40 debut this week, after four previous attempts, the first back in 1987. This song is remixed by US DJ Frankie Knuckles.
34. Marillion – “Easter”
Veteran rockers Marillion are back, minus Fish, who is swimming in different oceans, with a new entry and an appropriate song for the time of year!
33. The 49ers – “Don’t You Love Me?”
Still with us after five weeks are The 49ers with their second chart hit, but falling nine places this week.
32. Ride – “Play” EP
There’s another new entry and a UK chart debut for British rock band Ride next with their second EP of songs which includes the lead song “Like A Daydream”. Their self-titled debut EP was released back in January.
31. The Blues Brothers – “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
The Blues Brothers – Jake and Elwood – get a new entry on the chart with a song that comes from the 1980 film soundtrack of ‘The Blues Brothers’ which starred John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd.
30. Sonia – “Counting Every Minute” Sonia is back on the chart with the fourth new entry of her career, her first of this new decade and this week’s highest! It’s the follow up to “Listen To Your Heart” at the end of the last one.
29. Guru Josh – “Infinity (1990’s Time For The Guru)”
Speaking of the 1990’s, ‘Guru Josh’ is still informing us of the new decade with his debut single, which drops just four places this week.
28. David Bowie – “Fame ’90”
Going up six places this week is David Bowie with the new remix of his 1975 hit, that was a new entry last week.
27. E-Zee Possee – “Everything Starts With An E”
While falling five places are the E-Zee Possee with their first top 40 hit that’s been more successful on its second release.
26. The Quireboys – “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
The Quireboys came back to the chart for a third time last week and get a climb of eleven places this week to win their third top thirty hit.
25. The Inspiral Carpets – “This Is How It Feels”
The Inspiral Carpets leave the top twenty this week with a fall of seven places with their first top 40 single.
24. The Cure – “Pictures Of You”
While The Cure, who have been a non-mover for the last two weeks, go up four places with the third single from their album, “Disintegration”.
23. Jesus Jones – “Real Real Real”
UK band Jesus Jones made their chart debut last week with this song and make progress this week with a rise three places.
22. New Kids On The Block -“I’ll Be Loving You Forever” New Kids On The Block are down ten this week with their third UK single release, that was a number one hit in America.
21. The Rebel MC – “Better World”
Oh dear, The Rebel MC tried to create a ‘better world’ with his debut solo single last week but slips back one place and out of the top twenty this week!
20. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
Former chart toppers Norman Cook, Lindy Layton and co. are down ten places this week in their tenth week on the chart.
19. Jam Tronik – “Another Day In Paradise”
Hanging on for a second week in the same position are Jam Tronik with their danced-up cover of Phil Collins hit from only five months ago.
18. Janet Jackson – “Escapade”
While Janet Jackson is back in the top twenty for the second time this year with the latest single from “Rhythm Nation 1814“, which is up three places.
17. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
And that goes for Paula Abdul, but it’s her second time in only twelve months as she bags this weeks highest climber of nineteen places with The Wild Pair.
16. De La Soul and Queen Latifah – “Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children”
De La Soul and Queen Latifah drop back two places this week with their current collaboration which has been the NY trio’s fifth UK chart hit in just over a year.
15. Technotronic – “This Beat Is Technotronic”
Technotronic are back in the top twenty for a third time following their new entry last week as they rise up eight places, looking to score a third top ten hit next week, hopefully.
14. Erasure – “Blue Savannah” Vince and Andy leave the top ten this week with a fall of nine places with, by far, the biggest hit yet to come from their current album, “Wild!“.
13. The Family Stand – “Ghetto Heaven”
Meanwhile, The Family Stand get a non-mover this week with their UK chart debut as they refuse budge higher or lower.
12. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
Lily was once in the UK top ten but not any longer as Dave Stewart and Candy go down five places, having been residents there for the past five weeks.
11. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
Heart continue to climb, however, up four places this week, with their brand new track and their first UK chart hit in two years.
10. They Might Be Giants – “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
They may be giants, but this week ‘they’ are down four places, but remain in the UK top ten for a fourth week.
9. Candy Flip – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
After two weeks in third place, Candy Flip go down six places with their debut single and their cover of The Beatles classic tune.
8. Jason Donovan – “Hang On To Your Love”
It’s a good week for Jason Donovan but not as much as he would of liked, with a climb of just one place after last weeks new entry. His previous songs have all gone top five, will this one…?
7. Bizz Nizz – “Don’t Miss The Party Line”
Bizz Nizz do the same, with a climb of one more place this, with their first UK top 40 chart hit.
6. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
And after three weeks clinging on to second position, The B-52’s drop four places with their biggest UK chart hit thus far.
5. The Happy Mondays – “Step On”
It’s been a great week for The Happy Mondays with their second top 40 single leaping eleven places this week and into the top ten for the first time.
4. UB40 – “Kingston Town”
Last week’s highest climber from UB40 is up seven this week and into the top five for the Birmingham group for the first time in four years.
3. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
While Canada’s Alannah Myles is up fourteen places with her first UK chart hit that’s already topped the US singles chart as she lines up to do the same over here.
2. Snap – “The Power”
After two weeks on top, Germany’s Snap slide back one place this week with their debut single that’s currently No.2 Stateside.
1. Madonna – “Vogue”
Which means we have a new number one. Last week’s highest new entry goes up three places to give Madonna her seventh UK chart topping single. It’s also number one in America, making their top two the same as ours! But can she stay there for a second or will the mighty Alannah Myles or even UB40 stop her? 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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