Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 3rd June 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 28th May to Saturday 2nd June 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 six new entries, fifteen climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Heart – “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”
Heart are down eleven this week with the first single to come from their current album, “Brigade”, which is top five this week.
39. Bobby Brown – “The Free Style Megamix”
Bobby Brown is back in the UK charts for the first time this new decade with a megamix of all his hits from last year, which included three top ten hits here.
38. Dusty Springfield – “Reputation”
Also back in the UK top 40 is Dusty with a new entry and the third track to come from her new album of the same name, which is out at the end of the month.
37. Snap – “The Power”
Former chart toppers Snap are hanging in there with a fall of seven places this week, their twelfth week in total on the UK top 40.
36. Movement 98 featuring Carroll Thompson – “Joy And Heartbreak”
Sadly, after just one week of positive progress, Movement 98 and Carroll are going down nine with their very first UK chart hit.
35. The 49ers – “Girl To Girl”
Making a return to the chart for a third time are The 49ers with another new entry, the follow up to “Don’t You Love Me?” in March.
34. Gary Moore – “Still Got The Blues (For You)”
And Gary Moore is going down as well after just one week of going in the opposite direction. He’s down three places this week.
33. Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
Notching up her fourteenth week on the chart is Alannah Myles with her former US chart topper, that’s down twelve here this week.
32. The Mission – “Into The Blue”
Going the other way are The Mission, who were a new entry last week and are up three places this week.
31. MC Tunes vs 808 State – “The Only Rhyme That Bites”
There’s a new entry and a chart debut next for 20 year old ‘MC Tunes’, better known as Nicholas Hodgson, who joins forces with 808 State (remember them from late last year with “Pacific State”?) for his first singles chart entry.
30. Depeche Mode – “Policy Of Truth”
Depeche Mode are down twelve this week and out of the top twenty with the third single to come from their current album, “Violator“.
29. D-Shake – “Yaaah”
D-Shake made their UK chart debut last week and are up eleven places this week and are also in the top 10 on the dance chart as well!
28. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina”
British group Pop Will Eat Itself made their top 40 debut last year with “Can U Dig It?” and make a second appearance this week with this new entry, which is the lead single from their forthcoming fourth studio album.
27. NWA – “Express Yourself”
Making their UK chart debut last week were American hip hoppers NWA, but they slip back one place this week.
26. Elton John – “Sacrifice”
Elton John is back in the top 40 this week for the first time in more than two years (“Candle In The Wind ’88”) with a track from his most recent album, “Sleeping With The Past”, that was actually released last year but missed this chart but fifteen places. No so this time, not only has it made the big 40 but it’s also this week’s highest new entry!
25. Mantronix – “Take Your Time”
Kurtis Mantronik and Wondress leave the top twenty this week with a drop of nine places. He has a new album coming out very soon though and it’s called “This Should Move Ya”!
24. Sam Brown – “Kissing Gate”
Going back one place this week, back to where she was two weeks ago, is Sam Brown, with the first top 40 single from her current album, “April Moon”.
23. Wilson Phillips – “Hold On”
There are two songs on the top 40 this week called “Hold On”, both are entirely different and both are the debut singles of two all female trio’s. The first is from Wilson Phillips, who made their first appearance on last week’s chart and go up a very healthy thirteen places this week.
22. Jane Child – “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”
Also on the up is Jane Child, three places for her this week, with a song that’s already been a chart hit Stateside earlier this year.
21. Roxette – “It Must Have Been Love”
Per and Maria from Roxette made their UK chart return last week for only the second time with this 1987 release that’s been added to the ‘Pretty Woman’ soundtrack. It’s doing them well, as they are this week’s highest climber of seventeen places!
20. Michael Bolton – “How Can We Be Lovers?”
Michael Bolton reached the top ten for a second time last week, but is so no longer, as he drops down ten places this week.
19. Beats International – “Won’t Talk About It”
Going down eight this week are Beats International with their second top ten hit and the second release of this particular single.
18. The B-52’s – “Roam”
The B-52’s are ‘roaming’ the chart with their second hit of this year, but it doesn’t look likely to emulate the success of “Love Shack”, as they fall one place this week.
17. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
The Wild Pair are actually singers and dancers Bruce DeShazer and Marv Gunn and together with Paula Abdul, they fall three places this week.
16. Blackbox – “Everybody Everybody”
Former chart toppers Blackbox made their third return to the UK chart last week and are up six places this week.
15. Madonna – “Vogue”
While the former number one from Madonna leaves the top ten this week for the very first time, with a fall of six places.
14. New Kids On The Block – “Cover Girl”
Following her are New Kids On The Block, also down six and also out of the top ten with their fourth UK single and fourth UK top ten hit.
13. Talk Talk – “It’s My Life”
Going the other way are Talk Talk with the third time release of this now six year old song, which climbs seven places this week.
12. Was Not Was – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”
And Was Not Was continue to make progress as well, even if it’s only by one place this week, nearing the top ten where they were last at in 1987 with “Walk The Dinosaur”.
11. Erasure – “Star”
Vince and Andy came back to the chart last week for the second time this year with the fourth single from “Wild!” which is up eight places this week.
10. The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
British band The Charlatans made their top 40 debut last week and have enjoyed a brilliant week with a climb of fourteen places into the top ten, just like that!
9. The Chimes – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
After two weeks of hanging around, The Chimes are down three places with their cover of U2’s 1987 hit, which also peaked at the same position!
8. Betty Boo – “Doin’ The Do”
Betty Boo is back in the top ten for a second time. She was last week’s highest climber and goes up seven this week.
7. En Vogue – “Hold On”
The other “Hold On”, which is also a debut single, comes from En Vogue, but after two weeks on pause at the bottom of the top five, falls two places this week.
6. Kylie Minogue – “Better The Devil You Know”
Kylie‘s down three this week with her brand new track, after three weeks in the top three and she’s currently recording a whole album around it!
5. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
Doing so much better a second time around is this number from Stevie V, which has been top five now for six weeks and remains so even with a drop of one place.
4. Don Pablo’s Animals – “Venus”
The latest incarnation of “Venus” continues to rise ever higher to the mountain top, up three this week and now much higher than the Shocking Blue original or Bananarama‘s cover got.
3. Chad Jackson – “Here The Drummer Get Wicked”
Chad Jackson made his chart debut in fine style last week and is up nine places this week and into the top three. A future number one…?
2. Adamski – “Killer”
It’s all change at the top, however, as Adamski and Seal fall one place after four weeks as the best seller.
1. EnglandNeworder – “World In Motion”
Which means football fever has caught on with last week’s highest new entry going up one place to give New Order their very first chart topper, along with the England football team! But can they stay there next week, or will Chad Jackson or Don Pablo and his Animals kick them off? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!