Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 13th May 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 7th to Saturday 12th May 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, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Jesus Jones – “Real Real Real”
Still top 40 after seven weeks are Jesus Jones with their first single to chart this high, which is down ten places this week.
39. Motley Crue – “Without You”
Motley Crue returned to the chart last week with a new entry but go nowhere seven days on with their second ever UK top 40 hit.
38. The B-52’s – “Roam”
The B-52’s scored their biggest hit ever earlier this year, which is also one of the year’s biggest sellers with “Love Shack” and they are not stopping there. Here come’s the follow up which is this week’s first new entry and the second single from their current album, “Cosmic Thing”.
37. The Blues Brothers – “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
The brothers Blue go down fourteen places this week with the song they recorded for the 1980 film they take their name from.
36. Little Angels and The Big Bad Horns – “Radical Your Lover”
Little Angels are a British rock band who formed in 1987 and have so far released two albums and a handful of singles that have gone nowhere. That all changes today with their first top 40 new entry with the fourth single to come from last year’s “Don’t Prey For Me” album.
35. BBG – “Snappiness”
BBG got their first top 40 hit four weeks ago but slide seven places this week, which is possibly going to be their last for now.
34. Sinitta – “Hitchin’ A Ride”
With no one stopping for her, Sinitta goes down ten this week with her first top 40 hit of the new decade and the fourth single to come from her last album, “Wicked”.
33. Emma – “Give A Little Love Back To The World”
Eurovision entry Emma made her chart debut last week and climbs seven places this week. We finished seventh overall this year, our third consecutive top ten placing since Rikki in 1987 failed to make the final ten.
32. James – “How Was It For You?”
Also making their top 40 debut last week were British band James who go up three this week with a track from their third studio album, “Gold Mother”.
31. The Hothouse Flowers – “Give It Up”
The Hothouse Flowers are back this week with a new entry, their first since “Don’t Go” back in 1988. That reached No.11 here, so can they beat that with only their second UK top 40 entry??
30. Don Pablo’s Animals – “Venus”
Here are some newcomers to the UK charts, Italian group Don Pablo’s Animals, who have offered us this new version of Shocking Blue’s 1969 hit that was of course covered by Bananarama four years ago. Both of those versions went top ten here, can they do the same…?
29. Sam Brown – “Kissing Gate”
Returning to the chart last week after an absence of ten months was Sam Brown, how moves up four this week to claim her third top thirty hit.
28. Depeche Mode – “Policy Of Truth”
Depeche Mode are back with a new entry and the third single to come from their current album, “Violator“, which features their top ten hit from February, “Enjoy The Silence”.
27. The Eurythmics – “Angel”
Dave Stewart has been very busy of late with his hit “Lily Was Here” with Candy Dulfer, but here he is reunited with Annie Lennox for the fourth single to come from their latest album, “We Too Are One”.
26. Thunder – “Backstreet Symphony”
They were new on last week, but Thunder go back one place this week with their second UK top 40 entry.
25. Lisa Stansfield – “What Did I Do To You?”
Going up four places is Lisa Stansfield with her fourth consecutive solo top 40 hit and her fifth overall if you count “People Hold On” with Coldcut just over a year ago.
24. Bizz Nizz – “Don’t Miss The Partyline”
Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde do down just three places this week with their highly successful debut release together.
23. Natalie Cole – “Wild Women Do”
But following them and out of the top twenty this week is Natalie Cole who is down six places woth her first UK chart hit in twelve months.
22. The Pasadenas – “Love Thing”
Meanwhile, The Pasadenas returned to the chart last week after a break of fifteen months and are rewarded with a big climb of ten places this week.
21. Paul Young – “Softly Whispering I Love You”
But it’s not the biggest as Paul Young can have that badge this week with his chart return that is up thirteen places and looking for his eighth top twenty hit next week.
20. The Wonder Stuff – “Circlesquare”
The Wonder Stuff made their return to the chart and the top twenty last week, but that’s where they stay. a non-mover this week.
19. Phil Collins – “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven”
After two weeks as a non-mover, Phil Collins goes down four places with the latest single to come from his now quadruple Platinum certified album, “…But Seriously”.
18. The Happy Mondays – “Step On”
Going down five this week are The Happy Mondays, now with seven weeks under their belt inside the top twenty.
17. The Family Stand – “Ghetto Heaven”
And following them are The Family Stand, also down five places, with their Jazzie B mixed debut single.
16. The Chimes – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
The Chimes are a Scottish group with singer Pauline Henry and formed last year. They’ve released two singles, both of which failed to do very much at all, but it’s third time lucky for them as they are this week’s highest new entry with a cover of U2’s 1987 song that reached No.6.
15. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
Heart steadily drop four places this week with their UK chart comeback which has also given them their fourth UK top ten hit.
14. Michael Bolton – “How Can We Be Lovers?”
Michael Bolton has another good week, he goes top twenty in the UK for a second time with a climb of eight this week with the follow up to his top three hit in February.
13. Snap – “The Power”
Leaving the top ten this week are former chart toppers Snap with a fall of three places.
12. UB40 – “Kingston Town”
And following them are UB40, also with a drop of three places and also out of the top ten.
11. Mantronix – “Take Your Time”
Kurtis Mantronik and singer Wondress came back to the chart for a second time this year, last week and rise up eight places this week, hoping for a second top ten hit next week.
10. Beats International – “Won’t Talk About It”
Norman Cook and the Beats International are back in the top ten following last week’s new entry and this weeks climb of eight places.
9. Soul II Soul – “A Dream’s A Dream”
While Soul II Soul go down three places with the second new track from their new album, “Club Classics Vol.2”.
8. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
They have overtaken Alannah Myles, who sinks just one place this week with her hugely successful UK hit that was a number one Stateside last year.
7. En Vogue – “Hold On”
Last week’s highest climber from newcomers En Vogue enters the UK top ten with a climb of seven places this week.
6. Madonna – “Vogue”
Just as Madonna’s former chart topper is down two this week and out of the top five for the very first time!
5. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
Paula Abdul is down two too, but she remains in the top five with what is now her most successful single here in the UK.
4. New Kids On The Block – “Cover Girl”
The New Kids are back in the UK top five following their fourth new entry last week which goes up four places this week.
3. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
After one week as the main challenger for the top spot, Steve Vincent and his crew go back one place and into third place this week.
2. Kylie Minogue – “Better The Devil You Know”
Overtaking him is Kylie Minogue, who was last week’s highest new entry and moves up three places to claim her fifth UK No.2 hit and her ninth top two hit overall!
1. Adamski – “Killer”
But it seems no one has been able to shift Adamski and Seal off the top for a second week as they stay the UK’s biggest seller of all. Can they stay there for a third week or will Kylie make that leap she so wants to win her fifth UK chart topper? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!