Elton John 1990

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 24th June 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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, fifteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. The Inspiral Carpets – “She Comes In The Fall”
The Inspiral Carpets made their chart debut a couple of months ago with “This Is How It Feels” and return for a second time with this new entry and follow up.

39. Del Amitri – “Move Away Jimmy Blue”
Also back for a second time on the top 40 are Del Amitri, who also made their debut three months ago with “Nothing Ever Happens”. This is now the fifth single to come from their second album, “Waking Hours”.

38. The Chimes – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
The Chimes still haven’t found what they have been looking for, and after seven weeks on the chart, try to find ‘it’ eleven places lower than last week.

37. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “Taste The Pain”
Red Hot Chilli Peppers finally made their UK top 40 debut last week, but don’t have much luck this week as they fall eight places.

36. Dogs D’amour – “Victims Of Success”
Dogs D’amour got their second top 40 hit last week and are up one place with it this week.

35. Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown – “She Ain’t Worth It”
Glenn Medeiros. Remember him? Yes the long haired 18 year old who topped the chart for five weeks, two years ago! Well he’s back! And not only that, he’s roped Bobby Brown in too, for the first of two songs he has on this weeks chart.

34. En Vogue – “Hold On”
Speaking of two’s, there are still two “Hold On’s” in the UK chart. Just. En Vogue’s is down eleven this week, their ninth week on the chart with their debut single.

33. Guru Josh – “Whose Law (Is It Anyway?)”
Guru Josh had a big top five hit with his debut single back in January, but the follow up sadly does not follow suit as it drops seven places this week.

32. Double Trouble – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Double Trouble are back for the 90’s minus The Rebel MC for the first time with this new entry, their third UK top 40 hit and first since “Streets Tuff” last October.

31. Kylie Minogue – “Better The Devil You Know”
Eight weeks on the chart and Kylie is still with us with her brand new single, which does go down seven this week.

30. Was Not Was – “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”
Also still with us are Was Not Was, who are down eight this week, with their third UK top 40 showing.

29. Massivo featuring Tracy – “Loving You”
It’s been a good week for Massivo, who made their debut with singer Tracy Ackerman and go up nine places this week.

28. Talk Talk – “It’s My Life”
Dropping seven this week are Talk Talk with their, now six year old song, which has finally become a hit third time around.

27. Magnum – “Rockin’ Chair”
Magnum came back to the chart last week for the first time in two years with this new track, which climbs eight places this week.

26. Erasure – “Star”
Meanwhile, Vince and Andy go down nine with the fourth single to come from their latest album, “Wild!” and their second chart hit of this year.

25. Bob Geldof – “Great Song Of Indifference”
Former Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof is back on the UK chart for the first time in four years with a new recording which is the lead single from a forthcoming second solo studio album.

24. Poison – “Unskinny Bop”
Also back on the UK chart are Poison, who charted twice last year with “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” and “Your Mama Don’t Dance”. This is also a new song and a lead single that comes from their new third album, “Felsh & Blood”, which is out in two weeks time.

23. Bruce Dickinson – “All The Young Dudes”
Keeping with the rock theme, former Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson is up nine this week with his second solo single release.

22. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
Steve Vincent and Co. leave the top twenty this week with a fall of six places, but still going strong, ten weeks on.

21. Jason Donovan – “Another Night”
Jason Donovan claims this week’s highest new entry with the follow up to March’s “Hang On To Your Love”, although this becomes his lowest chart entry yet and first outside the top twenty. Can he keep that run of top ten hits going with this, his eighth release?

20. Yazz – “Treat Me Good”
Yazz is back in the top twenty. She returned to the chart last week after fourteen months away and is up ten places this week.

19. Don Pablo’s Animals – “Venus”
Don Pablo’s version of “Venus” has seen the original 60’s hit go top ten in the UK for a third time recently, but he falls six places with it this week.

18. Bobby Brown – “The Freestyle Megamix”
Here comes Bobby for second time this week, this time with his own megamix of last year’s hits, which is down four places.

17. Maureen – “Thinking Of You”
Maureen (Walsh) made a big move last week with her debut offering of this former Sister Sledge hit, which is up one place this week.

16. Adamski – “Killer”
Adamski and Seal fall five places this week, their lowest spot on the UK chart yet with their former four week chart topper.

15. The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
While The Charlatans also go down five places and out of the top ten with their first top 40 hit.

14. Big Fun and Sonia – “You’ve Got A Friend”
Last week’s highest new entry was a charity offering from Big Fun and Sonia, joined by Stock Aitken Waterman, who have three songs on this weeks chart for the first time in many months. The quartet are up five places this week.

13. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
MC Hammer made his UK chart debut last week with a song that’s already gone top ten in America. He’s heading that way here, as his rises twelve places this week.

12. New Kids On The Block – “Step By Step”
Two weeks ago New Kids On The Block were the highest new entry, but the appeal of that doesn’t seem to of latest as they fall seven this week and leave the top ten.

11. MC Tunes vs 808 State – “The Only Rhyme That Bites”
MC Tunes and 808 State we banking on a top ten hit this week. Not so, as they progress just one place seven days on. Maybe next week boys!

10. Chad Jackson – “Here The Drummer Get Wicked”
Chad Jackson is down three this week, but still clinging on in the UK top ten with his chart debut.

9. Betty Boo – “Doin’ The Do”
While Betty Boo, who dropped two places last week, holds on for a second week and appears to of won a fourth week in the top ten.

8. Maxi Priest – “Close To You”
Maxi Priest is back in the top ten for a second time, with a climb of seven places this week. It follows “Wild World“, exactly two years ago.

7. Craig McLachlan and Check 1-2 – “Mona”
Craig McLachlan – Henry from Neighbours – made his chart debut last week with his band Check 1-2 with this cover of Bo Diddly’s 1968 classic. And by going up thirteen places, becomes this week’s highest climber!

6. Wilson Phillips – “Hold On”
Wilson Phillips keep the other “Hold On” going strong with a climb of two places this week. The song has topped the US chart already and is currently at its highest here across the rest of Europe.

5. Snap – “Oops Up”
Snap go up one and into the top five this week with their second UK chart hit and this cover of Gap Band’s 1979 hit, which is now one place higher than their original reached!

4. EnglandNewOrder – “World In Motion”
The former number one from the England Football team and New Order is down two this week with football fever still strong around the country.

3. Roxette – “It Must Have Been Love”
While Roxette continue to improve on their already best UK chart placing yet with a climb of one this week into the top three.

2. Luciano Pavarotti – “Nessun Dorma”
Opera singer Pavarotti moves up one into second place this week with his football related anthem that actually comes from the opera Turadot by Giacomo Puccini!

1. Elton John – “Sacrifice”
Which means for the second week, Elton John stays top of the pile with his first UK number one for fourteen years. But can he stay there for a second week, with stiff competition now coming from Luciano Pavarotti and even Roxette? 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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