Madonna 1990

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 29th April 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 29th 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 23rd to Saturday 28th 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 seven new entries, thirteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Salt’n’Pepa – “Expression”
Salt’n’Pepa are back on the UK chart with a new entry, their first since “Twist And Shout” at the end of 1988. The song is their first from their forthcoming second studio album.

39. Propaganda – “Heaven Give Me Words”
German group Propaganda make their return to the UK chart this week too, but after a much longer absence. Four years in fact with this new entry that comes from their upcoming third studio album.

38. Michael Bolton – “How Can We Be Lovers?”
And our trio of chart returnees is completed with a new entry from Michael Bolton with the follow up to his huge ht back in February, “How Can Am I Supposed To Live Without You?”.

37. The Quireboys – “I Don’t Love You Anymore”
Time has run out for The Quireboys as they go down thirteen places this week, five weeks on from when they joined us.

36. Candy Flip – “Strawberry Fields Forever”
Taking a big plunge are Candy Flip with their debut single that covers The Beatles 1968 classic, down seventeen places this week.

35. Erasure – “Blue Savannah”
And down thirteen are Vince and Andy with the latest offering from their current, chart topping album, “Wild!“.

34. Billy Idol – “Cradle Of Love”
Billy Idol returned to the chart last week after an absence of two years and goes up six places this week with the first track to come from his new album, “Charmed Life”, that’s out in two weeks time.

33. En Vogue – “Hold On”
Here’s a new entry and a UK chart debut for this American trio of singers with their debut single that’s already made it to No.2 Stateside. Can they replicate that here…?

32. They Might Be Giants – “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
They Might Be Giants have had much more success here with their chart debut with this single than in their native land, even if it’s down fifteen places this week.

31. Unique Three – “Musical Melody”
After just one week of going up, Unique Three are going down, two places, with their first UK top 40 release.

30. David A. Stewart and Candy Dulfer – “Lily Was Here”
Still with us more than two months later are Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Candy Dulfer with the title song from the Dutch film made last year.

29. Kid Creole and The Coconuts – “The Sex Of It”
Kid Creole and his Coconuts returned to the UK chart last week and are up six places this week and back into the top thirty.

28. BBG – “Snappiness”
Dance group BBG have released their debut single and it’s made the UK top 40 six days later and straight into the top thirty!

27. Janet Jackson – “Escapade”
Meanwhile Janet Jackson is down nine with the fourth and biggest single yet from last years “Rhythm Nation 1814” album.

26. Sinitta – “Hitchin’ A Ride”
Sinitta returned to the top 40 for the first time this new decade last week and is suitably rewarded with a very healthy climb of twelve places this week.

25. Technotronic – “This Beat Is Technotronic”
Technotronic are down ten places this week and out of the top twenty where this, their third single peaked.

24. Jason Donovan – “Hang On To Your Love”
And feeling their pain with a low peaking single is Jason Donovan who is down eleven places with the second new song from him, and there’s a new album on the horizon from him very soon.

23. Faith No More – “From Out Of Nowhere”
Going ‘nowhere’ this week are Faith No More who get a non mover with their second UK top 40 entry, which has done slightly better than “Epic” back in January, but only by two places!

22. Pat and Mick – “Use It Up And Wear It Out”
Pat Sharpe and Mick Brown continue to climb, three places for them this week, with their third single together raising money to Help a London Child.

21. The B-52’s – “Love Shack”
Slowly descending are The B-52’s, still wanting you to visit their “Love Shack”, where it’s a great place to get together, even if that’s seven places lower than last week.

20. Tongue’n’Cheek – “Tomorrow”
It’s been a great week for Tongue’n’Cheek. Four weeks on the top 40 and they’re still climbing, this time eight places that takes them into the top twenty.

19. Jesus Jones – “Real Real Real”
And so are Jesus Jones. They’ve been around for five weeks now and go up one more place this week with their top 40 debut.

18. Bruce Dickinson – “Tattooed Millionaire”
Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dicksonson entered the chart last week on his own with his debut solo single and bags this week’s highest climber, as he shoots up fifteen places!

17. Sonia – “Counting Every Minute”
Sadly for Sonia, she’s slips back one place this week with her fourth single that comes from her debut album, “Everybody Knows”, that’s out now.

16. Natalie Cole – “Wild Women Do”
Natalie Cole came back to the chart after a twelve month absence last week and returns to the top twenty this week with a climb of fourteen places.

15. Phil Collins – “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven”
Phil Collins was last week’s highest new entry with the third single to come from his multi-multi Platinum album “…But Seriously” and goes up eleven places with it this week.

14. The Blues Brothers – “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
Jake and Elwood Blue continue to climb the UK chart with their version of Soloman Burke’s 1964 hit, up two places this week.

13. Bizz Nizz – “Don’t Miss The Partyline”
Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde fall four places and out of the top ten this week with their huge dance hit and their first top 40 hit.

12. Morrissey – “November Spawned A Monster”
Morrissey is back on the chart with a big new entry, his first of the 1990’s and the follow up to “Ouija Board, Ouija Board” last Autumn.

11. The Happy Mondays – “Step On”
Sliding out of the top ten this week are The Happy Mondays with their biggest single yet, down five places, after three weeks as one of the ‘big ten’.

10. The Family Stand – “Ghetto Heaven”
The Family Stand entered the top ten for the first time last week and are a non-mover this week.

9. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
Heart have been a non-mover for the past two weeks but are so no more, as they drop back one place with their first UK top ten hit for two years.

8. Soul II Soul – “A Dream’s A Dream”
Jazzie B is back on the UK chart and gets this week’s highest new entry with his second new track that follows “Get A Life” last December, both of which will feature on his forthcoming new album of club classics, titled, well, “Volume 2”!

7. Snap – “The Power”
Former chart toppers Snap are down three places this week and out of the top five, where they’ve been for the past five weeks.

6. UB40 – “Kingston Town”
Also out of the top five are UB40, down one place, with their second top ten hit from their latest album, “Labour of Love II”.

5. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
Last week’s highest climber from Steve Vincent and the crew is up six places and into the top five and still doing much, much better than it did on first release last year.

4. Adamski – “Killer”
Also doing much better with his second release is Adamski along with singer Seal who are up three more places this week and into the top five.

3. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
After three weeks in second position, Alannah Myles doesn’t look like she’ll replicate her US chart topper with this single, which falls one place this week.

2. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
Taking her place is Paula Abdul who moves up one and now her highest UK chart position. overtaking “Straight Up”, which made it to No.3 here exactly twelve months ago.

1. Madonna – “Vogue”
But retaining her crown for a fourth week is Madonna, who ‘strikes a pose’ over all others with her new song from the film ‘Dick Tracy’ and the accompanying soundtrack album that’s called “I’m Breathless”. Can she achieve a fifth week on top, or will Paula Abdul, Adamski or Stevie V topple her? There’s only one way to find out…

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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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