England World Cup 1990

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 10th June 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th 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 4th to Saturday 9th 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 seven new entries, nine climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Diana Brown and Barrie K Sharpe – “The Masterplan”
Diana Brown and Barrie Sharpe are from London and released their debut single, “Blind Faith”, last year. This is their follow up and it gives them their first top 40 chart entry.

39. Dusty Springfield – “Reputation”
Dusty Springfield charted with her third Pet Shop Boys produced single last week, which is also the title track of her new album with Chris and Neil, but the single drops one place seven days on.

38. Maureen – “Thinking Of You”
Maureen is actually Maureen Walsh and she makes her top 40 debut this week with a cover of Sister Sledge’s 1984 singles that reached No.11 then. How far can Maureen take her version??

37. NWA – “Express Yourself”
NWA fall ten places this week with their first UK chart hit, which has reached No.38 on the US dance chart.

36. Maxi Priest – “Close To You”
Welcome back to the chart Maxi Priest, who was last in the top 40 two years ago with his cover of Cat Steven’s “Wild World“. This is an original song and is also the lead single from a new album he has out next month.

35. Beats International – “Won’t Talk About It”
Norman Cook’s 1990 reissue of his 1989 top thirty hit has been a bigger hit second time around, even if it falls sixteen places this week.

34. Gary Moore – “Still Got The Blues (For You)”
Gary Moore has a new album out called “Still Got The Blues”, the title track of which went up last week but does nothing this week, holding on to the same position for another seven days.

33. Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair – “Opposites Attract”
Paula Abdul, along with Bruce and Mary aka The Wild Pair, take their collective best seller in the UK down sixteen places this week and almost back to where they came in eleven weeks ago.

32. Guru Josh – “Whose Law (Is It Anyway?)”
Look ‘whose’ back! The man who heralded in the 1990’s with his song “1990’s” returns to the top 40 for a second time with this new entry, the follow up to his huge top five debut back in January.

31. The 49ers – “Girl To Girl”
The 49ers also had a big top five hit in January. They’ve had another one since then and this is the third chart entry of this year, which climbs four places this week.

30. Sam Brown – “Kissing Gate”
Sam Brown has had three top 40 hits so far, this is the latest and it’s been climbing for six weeks now. No so anymore as it’s down six this week!

29. New Kids On The Block – “Cover Girl”
The New Kids leave the top twenty with a fall of fifteen places this week with the fourth single to come from their hit album, “Hangin’ Tough”.

28. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina”
While Pop Will Eat Itself get a non-mover this week with their second top 40 entry, which comes from their new album that they are still working on.

27. Madonna – “Vogue”
Madonna‘s former four week chart topper, her first of the 1990’s, is down twelve this week, while her film ‘Dick Tracy’, is currently on in all good cinema’s.

26. Michael Bolton – “How Can We Be Lovers?”
Michael Bolton takes a more graceful decent of six places to leave the top twenty this week with his second UK chart hit.

25. The B-52’s – “Roam”
And also leaving the top twenty are The B-52’s with the follow up to their huge hit “Love Shack”, which falls seven this week.

24. Jane Child – “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”
Also going down is Jane Child with her single that reached No.2 in America earlier this year, but has not lived up to that success here, as it drops two places this week.

23. Blackbox – “Everybody, Everybody”
And taking a surprising dive are Blackbox, who have already had two top ten hits, but fail to make that three, as they go down seven places this week.

22. Bobby Brown – “The Freestyle Megamix”
Bobby Brown had an excellent year last year with five UK top 40 hits, here they are all mashed up in one megamix that debuted last week and roars up seventeen places this week.

21. Luciano Pavarotti – “Nessun Dorma”
Football fever has definitely set in with this performance recently from Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, who takes Puccini’s composition from the opera Turandot into the UK singles chart for the very first time for both song and singer!

20. D-Shake – “Yaaah”
D-Shake continue to escalate further up the chart, this week entering the top twenty with a climb of nine places.

19. The Chimes – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
Meanwhile, The Chimes descend ten with their first top 40 hit, a cover of U2’s 1987 hit from their album “The Joshua Tree”.

18. MC Tunes vs 808 State – “The Only Rhyme That Bites”
MC Tunes made his chart debut last week with 1989 ‘veterans’ 808 State with this joint venture that goes up thirteen places to give 808 State their second top twenty hit and MC his first.

17. Was Not Was – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”
Was Not Was got their biggest hit last week for three years with this cover of The Temptations 1972 track but miss out on the top ten for a second time with a fall of five places.

16. Talk Talk – “It’s My Life”
Talk Talk also go their biggest hit ever last week, when this thrice released single finally made it big, but sadly, they drop back three places this week.

15. Kylie Minogue – “Better The Devil You Know”
Kylie drops nine this week and out of the top ten with her brand new track, while she’s now started recording for a new album, that should be out towards the end of this year.

14. En Vogue – “Hold On”
En Vogue still ‘hold’ one of the two “Hold On’s” on the UK top 40 and both from American all female trios, their “Hold On” is down seven this week and out of the top ten.

13. Snap – “Oops Up”
Snap left the chart this week with their former number one, but replace that with a second single which enters just one place lower than “The Power” entered at! The song is also a cover of “Oops Up Side Your Head” by The Gap Band in 1980, which reached No.6 over here.

12. Erasure – “Star”
Vince and Andy had hoped for a third top ten hit from their album “Wild!” this week, but the fourth single to come from that album drops back one place this week.

11. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
Steve Vincent et al has been in the top ten for six weeks now, much better than this song did when first released last year. His adventures this week lead him out of the big 10, down six places.

10. Wilson Phillips – “Hold On”
One “Hold On” has left the top ten, another one replaces it. Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On” is up thirteen this week, having already topped the US singles chart. Will it do the same here…?

9. The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
The Charlatans continue to make progress with their top 40 debut, which is up one place this week.

8. Don Pablo’s Animals – “Venus”
While Don Pablo and his Animals take their version of “Venus” down four this week, having peaked higher than both previous versions have in the UK.

7. Betty Boo – “Doin’ The Do”
Betty Boo is still doing her ‘do’ whatever that is and she’s up one place this week, the same position as she reached with The Beatmasters last September.

6. Roxette – “It Must Have Been Love”
Last week’s highest climber from Roxette and a song from the ‘Pretty Woman’ soundtrack is up fifteen this week and into the top ten, the duo’s second UK top ten hit and now their biggest, as it’s one place higher than “The Look” reached last year.

5. Elton John – “Sacrifice”
Meanwhile last week’s highest new entry came from Elton John with this re-released track that failed to make the top 40 last year. It’s doing so much better this time around, as it goes up twenty one places, and is weeks highest climber!

4. Adamski – “Killer”
Former chart toppers Adamski and Seal fall two this week but remain in the top five for a seventh week.

3. Chad Jackson – “Here The Drummer Get Wicked”
Chad Jackson took his UK chart debut into the top three last week and that’s where he stays for a second week as a non-mover.

2. New Kids On The Block – “Step By Step”
You heard from them earlier and now New Kids On The Block are back with this weeks highest new entry, which is actually a brand new song, not from the “Hangin’ Tough” album. It’s also the second time since last December that ‘The Block’ have had two songs in the UK top 40!

1. EnglandNewOrder – “World In Motion”
But football reigns supreme at the very top of the chart for a second week as New Order and the England Football team keep the flag flying high for our boys. But can they stay there for a third week or will NKOTB, Elton John or even Roxette score hard? 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!