Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 22nd 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 16th to Saturday 21st 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 entries, twelve climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Billy Idol – “Cradle Of Love”
Billy Idol is back in the UK top 40 for the first time in more than two years with a brand new single that comes from a new album that’s due out next month.
39. And Why Not? – “Something You Got”
And also making a return to the chart this week, but for the second time this year are And Why Not? with the follow up to “The Face” back in January.
38. Sinitta – “Hitchin’ A Ride”
Back too comes Sinitta for the first time this new decade with her first chart appearance since “Love On A Mountain Top” last Summer. This song is a cover of Vanity Fare’s 1969 hit which reached No.16 here. Can Sinitta beat that…?
37. Jam Tronik – “Another Day In Paradise”
Down ten this week are Jam Tronik with their version of Phil Collins’ hit just from last year and after six weeks on the chart, it looks like we’ll be saying goodbye for now.
36. The Rebel MC – “Better World”
Also down ten places is The Rebel MC, better known as Michael Alec Anthony West, with his first solo offering and hopefully not the last.
35. Kid Creole and The Coconuts – “The Sex Of It”
There’s another new entry and a chart return now for Kid Creole and his band with a new song and their first time in the UK top 40 since “There’s Something Wrong in Paradise” back in 1983!
34. All About Eve – “Scarlet”
And here’s another one, a welcome return to All About Eve following up their top 40 entry “December”, last year and the third single to come from their current album, “Scarlet And Other Stories”.
33. Bruce Dickinson – “Tattooed Millionaire”
Also getting a new entry this week is Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson with his debut solo single away from the band that also serves as the title track of his forthcoming, first solo album.
32. Beats International – “Dub Be Good To Me”
Down eight places this week goes the former four week chart topper from Norman Cook, Lindy Layton et al, their twelfth week on the top 40 now.
31. New Kids On The Block – “I’ll Be Loving You Forever”
And following close behind are New Kids On The Block, also down eight places, in their seventh week on the chart with their third UK hit single.
30. Natalie Cole – “Wild Women Do”
Natalie Cole is back on the UK top 40 for the first time since her huge hit last May, “Miss You Like Crazy” and this one comes from the soundtrack of a new movie that’s coming out here soon, ‘Pretty Woman’.
29. Unique Three – “Musical Melody”
The Unique Three were new to the top 40 last week and go up eleven places this week and into the top thirty.
28. Tongue’n’Cheek – “Tomorrow”
Going up four this week in their third week on the chart are Tongue’n’Cheek with their first top 40 hit since the band formed three years ago.
27. De La Soul and Queen Latifah – “Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children”
Leaving the top twenty this week and down eight places are De La Soul with Queen Latifah, who have had much more success with this song that they have in their own country.
26. Phil Collins – “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven”
Phil’s back with the third single from his multi-million selling album “…But Seriously”, the same album that includes the original of the song at No.37, and is also this week’s highest new entry!
25. Pat and Mick – “Use It Up And Wear It Out”
Raising more money to Help a London Child this week are DJ’s Pat Sharpe and Mick Brown, who returned to the chart with their third annual single last week and are up fourteen places this week.
24. The Quireboys – “In Don’t Love You Anymore”
Still going strong after four weeks on the chart are The Quireboys who go up just one this week with their third UK top 40 single.
23. Faith No More – “From Out Of Nowhere”
And climbing seven places in their third week on the chart are Faith No More with their second UK top 40 entry.
22. Erasure – “Blue Savannah”
Vince and Andy are down six this week and out of the top twenty with the biggest hit yet from their fourth studio album, “Wild!“.
21. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
And also falling six and out of the top twenty are Dave Stewart and Candy Dulfer, with their collaboration which is now in its tenth week on the chart.
20. Jesus Jones – “Real Real Real”
British newcomers Jesus Jones are still going good, they rise two more places this week and enter the top twenty.
19. Candy Flip – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
While Candy Flip go down six places with their cover of The Beatles classic which is also their debut single.
18. Janet Jackson – “Escapade”
Dropping back one place this week is Janet Jackson with the highest UK charted single from her current album, “Rhythm Nation 1814“.
17. They Might Be Giants – “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
They Might Be Giants but they also might be falling six places this week with their first UK hit single, now in its tenth week on the UK chart.
16. Sonia – “Counting Every Minute”
Sonia is up four this week with the fourth single from her new debut album, “Everybody Knows”, and now not the lowest of the four as it goes one place higher than “Can’t Forget You” managed last Autumn.
15. Technotronic – “This Beat Is Technotronic”
Their beat may be Technotronic but the aforementioned group go back one place with their third single that has failed to replicated the success of the previous two.
14. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
It’s one of the biggest sellers so far this year and after nine weeks, The B-52’s gracefully decent four places in their eighth week inside the top twenty.
13. Jason Donovan – “Hang On To Your Love”
Jason Donovan leaves the top ten this week, down four places with his lowest charting single so far – all the rest went top five!
12. The Blues Brothers – “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
The Blues Brothers move up six this week with their cover of the 1960’s classic that came from the 1980 movie from which they take their name.
11. The Adventures Of Stevie V. – “Dirty Cash”
So this week’s highest climber was last week’s highest new entry from Stevie V. and co. who are up seventeen places and in a good position to go top ten next week.
10. The Family Stand – “Ghetto Heaven”
Five weeks after their UK chart debut, The Family Stand go up two places and into the top ten with their debut single!
9. Bizz Nizz – “Don’t Miss The Partyline”
Just as producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde are down two this week with their first top ten hit.
8. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
Heart are a non-mover this week, staying just as they are for a second week with their third UK top ten hit overall.
7. Adamski – “Killer”
Last week’s highest climber from Adam Tinley and Seal is up thirteen more places this week and that takes them both into the top ten for the first time.
6. The Happy Mondays – “Step On”
They dropped one place last week, but The Happy Monday’s are fighting with all their might as they stay the same for a second week with their biggest hit so far.
5. UB40 – “Kingston Town”
UB40 are down one this week with their biggest hit for three years and the second single to come from their current album, “Labour Of Love II”.
4. Snap – “The Power”
And falling one place again for a third week running are Snap (who are Turbo B and Jackie Harris) with their former number one.
3. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
Climbing two more places is Paula Abdul together with The Wild Pair, into the top three, exactly where she peaked with “Straight Up”, one year ago!
2. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
Refusing to move for a third week is Alannah Myles with her former US chart topper, which stays in second place here, doing no better but also doing no worse.
1. Madonna – “Vogue”
Which means Madonna remains on top for a third week with her modern look at the Art Deco period and some of the biggest film stars of yesteryear. Can she make it a whole month or will Paula Abdul make that big leap next week? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!