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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 17th June 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 17th 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 11th to Saturday 16th 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 nine new entries, eleven climbers and NO non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Michael Bolton – “How Can We Be Lovers?”
Michael Bolton has been around for nine weeks now with his second ever UK chart hit, which is written by Diane Warren! He falls fourteen places this week.

39. Diana Brown and Barrie K Sharpe – “The Masterplan”
Diana Brown and Barrie Sharpe got their first UK chart hit last week when they debuted in the top 40. This week they go up one place.

38. Massivo featuring Tracy – “Loving You”
Massivo, meanwhile, debut with their first UK top 40 entry this week along with singer Tracy Ackerman, who has been recording since 1985, but also makes her first chart entry this week.

37. Dogs D’amour – “Victims Of Success”
Dogs D’amour made their chart debut last July with “Satellite Kid” and win their second top 40 entry this week, which comes from their forthcoming fifth studio album.

36. Madonna – “Vogue”
The former four-week chart topper from Madonna is down nine this week, her twelfth on the UK chart and one of thirty countries worldwide where this song has been a number one!

35. Magnum – “Rockin’ Chair”
Magnum are back in the chart for the first time in two years with a new entry and a brand new track, the first to be taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album.

34. The B-52’s – “Roam”
“Roam if you want to” say The B-52’s. Presumably that’s if you can’t find the “Love Shack”?(!) Well, they are down nine this week, still searching for that place at the side of the road.

33. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina”
Pop Will Eat Itself have been a non-mover for the last two weeks but are so no longer as they go down five places.

32. Bruce Dickinson – “All The Young Dudes”
Former Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson made his chart debut three months ago with “Tattooed Millionaire” and follow that up with this new entry and the second track from the album of the same name.

31. Jane Child – “Don’t Wanna Fall In Love”
US singer Jane Child has finally charted here with her debut single, which hasn’t been as popular as it was back home. She falls seven this week, her sixth week on the top 40.

30. Yazz – “Treat Me Good”
Yazz is back! Fourteen months away has produced this brand new track and please, treat her good, as she gets a new entry this week and her sixth top 40 hit!

29. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “Taste The Pain”
US band Red Hot Chilli Peppers have been recording since 1987 and released their second album, “Mother’s Milk”, last year. This is the third single from that album and becomes their very first UK top 40 entry.

28. D-Shake – “Yaaah”
After two good weeks, D-Shake sadly leave the top twenty with a fall of eight places, with their first top 40 hit.

27. The Chimes – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
The Chimes take their U2 cover out of the top twenty for the first time with a drop of eight places, and it’s difficult to say who was more successful, as both versions peaked in the same position!

26. Guru Josh – “Whose Law (Is It Anyway?)”
Guru Josh, the man of the 1990’s, came back to the chart last week with his follow up hit and he’s up six places with it this week.

25. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
Stanley Burrell goes by the professional name of MC Hammer. He’s been recording for four years now but without much success, despite three top five hits on the US Rap chart. He goes commercial now with this new entry, which has also been a top ten hit Stateside recently.

24. Kylie Minogue – “Better The Devil You Know”
Kylie‘s out of the top twenty this week with a drop of nine places with her brand new track and we look forward to more to come before her third studio album she’s currently recording.

23. En Vogue – “Hold On”
En Vogue are still top 40 with one of the two songs called “Hold On”. It’s been a top ten hit, just as the other one became last week, but their “Hold On” is also down nine this week.

22. Was Not Was – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”
Was Not Was are also out of the upper half of the chart this week with a fall of five places with only their third UK top 40 entry.

21. Talk Talk – “It’s My Life”
Talk Talk discuss their three-time released 1984 single outside the top twenty this week, also down five places.

20. Craig McLachlan and Check 1-2 – “Mona”
We’ve had Charlene, Scott and even Paul Robinson, well now here come’s Henry from Neighbours! Craig McLachlan makes a big debut entry on the UK chart this week with a song that was originally recorded by Bo Diddley in 1957!

19. Big Fun and Sonia – “You’ve Got A Friend”
One place higher is this week’s biggest new entry from Big Fun AND Sonia, who team up for this year’s Childline charity record, produced by Stock Aitken Waterman of course, and becomes the boys third top twenty hit and Sonia’s fifth!

18. Maureen – “Thinking Of You”
Maureen made her chart debut last week with this cover of Sister Sledge’s 1984 hit and is on her way to challenge the original’s chart position with this impressive climb of twenty places!

17. Erasure – “Star”
Vince and Andy were hoping for a third top ten hit from their album “Wild!” this week, but will have to make do with four top twenty hits from it as they fall five places.

16. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
Still going strong in his twelfth week on the chart is Steve Vincent with the re-released “Dirty Cash”, which drops five places this week.

15. Maxi Priest – “Close To You”
Maxi Priest was last in the top twenty two years ago with his Cat Steven’s cover “Wild World“, he made a comeback last week with this brand new tune, which powers up twenty one places to become this week’s highest climber!

14. Bobby Brown – “The Freestyle Megamix”
Bobby Brown is still playing well with this mash up of all his hits last year, which goes top twenty this week with a climb of seven places.

13. Don Pablos’s Animals – “Venus”
Don Pablo’s version of Shocking Blue and Bananarama‘s ode to the goddess on a mountain top is down five this week and out of the top ten.

12. MC Tunes vs 808 State – “The Only Rhyme That Bites”
MC Tunes and 808 State continue their climb of the chart, up six places this week, hoping for a top ten entry next week…

11. Adamski – “Killer”
While Adamski and Seal‘s four week chart topper is out of the big 10 with a fall of seven places, with Seal currently working on material for a solo release sometime later this year.

10. The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
The Charlatans go down one this week, back to where they were two weeks ago, with their first UK chart hit.

9. Betty Boo – “Doin’ The Do”
And going down two places is Betty Boo with her first solo chart hit, which, ironically, has peaked in the same position as she reached last year with The Beatmasters!

8. Wilson Phillips – “Hold On”
The second “Hold On” on the UK singles chart is up two for Wilson Phillips this week. The song has been a number one Stateside already.

7. Chad Jackson – “Here The Drummer Get Wicked”
After spending two weeks in third place, Chad Jackson drops four this week with his debut single.

6. Snap – “Oops Up”
And Snap are back in the top ten for a second time with their second single, which goes up seven places this week.

5. New Kids On The Block – “Step By Step”
Not such good news for last week’s highest new entry from New Kids On The Block which actually goes down three places, seven days on.

4. Roxette – “It Must Have Been Love”
Selling more copies than them are Roxette, who now get their biggest UK chart hit so far with a climb of two this week.

3. Luciano Pavarotti – “Nessun Dorma”
World Cup fever continues to take hold with opera singer Luciano Pavarotti moving up eighteen places and into the top three this week.

2. EnglandNewOrder – “World In Motion”
While the official England team anthem with New Order, which has been number one for the past two weeks, drops one place to where it came in three weeks ago.

1. Elton John – “Sacrifice”
Which means we have a new number one and with a climb of three places, Elton John claims his first UK number one for fourteen years! Not bad for a single released last year that didn’t even make the top 40 then! But will he be able to stay there for a second week, or will Luciano Pavarotti or even Roxette claim that crown? 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!