Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 15th 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 9th to Saturday 14th 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 three new entries, fourteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Unique Three – “Musical Melody”
Unique Three are a UK dance act that formed two years ago, but this week, they score their first top 40 success with this new entry.
39. Pat and Mick – “Use It Up And Wear It Out”
Pat Sharpe and Mick Brown are back with their now annual charity single release to help a London Child. This year, they’ve chosen Odyssey’s 1980 disco classic and are hoping to at least match the No.11 and No.9 chart positions of their two previous releases.
38. Ride – “Play” EP
Sadly for British group Ride, who made their top 40 debut last week, they are gonna have to ‘play’ elsewhere, as they drop six places this week.
37. Guru Josh – “Infinity (1990’s Time For The Guru)”
He’s been with us now for nine week and it feels like longer, but alas, ‘Guru Josh’ goes down eight this week and very possibly his last for now.
36. House Of Love – “Beatles And The Stones”
House Of Love got their second top 40 entry last week and climb four this week with their celebration of the two 60’s supergroups.
35. Marillion – “Easter”
While the now Fish-less Marillion carry on their ‘Easter’ celebrations one place lower than they were last week.
34. David Bowie – “Fame ’90”
Also going down is David Bowie with the 1990’s remix of his 1975 hit, dropping six places this week.
33. E-Zee Possee – “Everything Starts With An E”
Following him are E-Zee Possee still starting everything with an ‘E’ at number thirty-three, down six places (which doesn’t rhyme at all!).
32. Tongue’n’Cheek – “Tomorrow”
Making their debut last week were Tongue’n’Cheek but unlike those around them, they are up three places this week.
31. The Inspiral Carpets – “This Is How It Feels”
While The Inspiral Carpets go down six places this week with their first top 40 entry but hopefully not their last.
30. Faith No More – “From Out Of Nowhere”
Climbing eight places this week and back into the top thirty are Faith No More with their second UK chart hit.
29. The Cure – “Pictures Of You”
But going down five are The Cure after moving away from a go-nowhere situation the previous week, with their third top 40 entry in twelve months.
28. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
Only three new entries this week and this is the highest of the trio, a UK chart debut for Stevie V with a song that was originally released last year but failed to find an audience. Not so a second time around for UK producer Steve Vincent and his singer Melody Washington.
27. Jam Tronik – “Another Day In Paradise”
After two weeks of doing nothing, Jam Tronik are down eight this week and out of the top twenty.
26. The Rebel MC – “A Better World”
Following them is The Rebel MC, on his own this time, and down just five places this week.
25. The Quireboys – “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
The Quireboys are up just one place this week with their third UK top 40 entry.
24. Beats International -“Dub Be Good To Me”
Former chart toppers Beats International lead by former Housemartin Norman Cook and with his singer Lindy Layton are out of the top twenty this week, for the very first time in fact, as they drop four places.
23. New Kids On The Block – “I’ll Be Loving You Forever”
But dropping just one place this week are New Kids On The Block with their third UK chart hit, a former US number one, that didn’t follow their two predecessors to the top here.
22. Jesus Jones – “Real Real Real”
Doing a swap with them this week are chart newcomers Jesus Jones with a climb of one place with their fourth single release but their first top 40 entry.
21. Sonia – “Counting Every Minute”
Sonia made her fourth appearance on the chart last week with the highest new entry and goes up nine places this week, looking to bag her fourth top twenty hit, perhaps, next week.
20. Adamski – “Killer”
It’s been a great week for Adamski. He’s back in the top twenty for a second time with his second single release along with his new pal Seal, and they are this weeks highest climber of nineteen places.
19. Del La Soul and Queen Latifah – “Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children”
Dropping three places this week are De La Soul with their first chart hit of this new decade and Queen Latifah’s first UK chart entry.
18. The Blues Brothers – “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
The Blues Brothers made an entry last week, ten years after the film of the same name came out, and are up thirteen places and into the UK top twenty.
17. Janet Jackson – “Escapade”
Janet Jackson moves up one place this week with the fourth and, to date, the biggest hit yet from her “Rhythm Nation 1814” album.
16. Erasure – “Blue Savannah”
While Vince and Andy drop down just two places this week with the third and biggest single yet from their current album, “Wild!“
15. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
Dave Stewart and Candy Dulfer are down three this week with their former top ten hit from the film of the same name.
14. Technotronic – “This Beat Is Technotronic”
Their beat is indeed Technotronic. It’s their third beat on the chart and it’s up one place this week, looking to go top ten still, where the other two ended up.
13. Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever”
Candy Flip take their debut single down four this week and out of the top ten, where it’s been for the past month.
12. The Family Stand – “Ghetto Heaven”
While The Family Stand, who were a non-mover last week, continue their climb in an upwards direction, just by one place this week.
11. They Might Be Giants – “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
A drop of one place is all it takes for They Might Be Giants to leave the UK top ten with their first chart hit over here, which has been a much bigger hit here than in their home country.
10. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
The B-52’s are still top ten after six weeks, but down four places with their biggest UK chart hit so far.
9. Jason Donovan – “Hang On To Your Love”
And it’s bad news for Jason Donovan who goes back one place and back to where he came in two weeks ago! This is the first time Jason has missed the top five, where his last six releases have finished.
8. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
Taking his place are Heart with a climb of three places and back into the UK top ten for the first time in more than two years.
7. Bizz Nizz – “Don’t Miss The Partyline”
Staying exactly where they moved up to last week are Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde better known as Bizz Nizz with their chart debut.
6. The Happy Mondays – “Step On”
While The Happy Mondays ‘stepped’ in to the top five last week, they ‘step’ back one spot this week and out.
5. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
Last week’s highest climber from Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair continues to make great progress with a climb of twelve this week and back into the UK top five for Paula for the first time in twelve months.
4. UB40 – “Kingston Town”
UB40’s biggest hit yet from the album “Labour Of Love II” stays in the same spot for a second week, two places higher than “Homely Girl” reached last year.
3. Snap – “The Power”
The former number one from German duo Snap drops one more places this week, remaining in the top three for a fourth week.
2. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
Taking their place this week is Alannah Myles with her former US chart topper from last year and now just one place off doing the same here.
1. Madonna – “Vogue”
But there is no change at the top for a second week as Madonna ‘strikes a pose’ at the top of the pile, just as she is currently doing Stateside. Can she stay there for a third week or will Alannah Myles ‘do the double’ or could Paula Abdul even get her first UK chart topper instead? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!