Elton John 1990

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 1st July 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 1st July 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 25th to Saturday 30th 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, thirteen climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Kylie Minogue – “Better The Devil You Know”
Kylie‘s hanging in there nine weeks on with her brand new recording, which drops eight places this week and hopefully it won’t be too long before there’s a follow up!

39. World Party – “Message In The Box”
World Party are a British band that have been recording and releasing music since 1986. Their second album, “Goodbye Jumbo”, came out in April and this is the first single to be released from it. It also becomes their first top 40 entry!

38. Magnum – “Rockin’ Chair”
Magnum go down eleven places this week with their first top 40 hit for two years and the first single to come from their new album.

37. Talk Talk – “It’s My Life”
Meanwhile Talk Talk fall nine places with the much more successful issue of their 1984 single that also failed to be a hit in 1986.

36. Del Amitri – “Move Away Jimmy Blue”
Del Amitri returned to the chart for a second time last week and go up three places this week with the follow up to “Nothing Ever Happens”.

35. River City People – “California Dreaming”
River City People are a band from Liverpool that includes actress and TV presenter Siobhan Maher on lead vocals. They’ve been recording for a year now and released three singles, all of which missed the top 40. But not this time as they bring their version of the Mamas and Papas 1965 hit into the chart for their very first time.

34. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Dirty Cash”
Are we coming to the end of Steve Vincent and his “Dirty Cash”, after fourteen weeks on the chart? With a drop of twelve places, it could be time for goodbye…

33. Diana Ross – “I’m Still Waiting”
Diana Ross is back on the UK top 40 for the first time this decade with a new remix of her 1971 chart topper, which is also her first showing since “Working Overtime” last April.

32. James – “Come Home”
James are back on the top 40 this week with a new entry and the follow up to March’s “How Was It For You?”, which peaked in this very same spot!

31. The Rolling Stones – “Almost Hear You Sigh”
Returning as well to the chart for the first time this new decade are The Rolling Stones with their first top 40 entry since “Mixed Emotions” last October.

30. The Inspiral Carpets – “She Comes In The Fall”
The Inspiral Carpates made their second top 40 appearance last week and go up ten places this week into the top thirty.

29. Janet Jackson – “Alright”
Janet Jackson has had four UK top thirty singles from her album “Rhythm Nation 1814” so far and here comes the fifth, which is a new entry this week.

28. Don Pablo’s Animals – “Venus”
The latest version of “Venus” from Don Pablo’s Animals has been the highest charted here in the UK of the three versions. It falls nine places this week.

27. Massivo featuring Tracy – “Loving You”
Dance producers Massivo and singer Tracy Ackerman move up two this week with their equally first top 40 debut release.

26. Bruce Dickinson – “All The Young Dudes”
Going down three places is Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson with his second solo chart hit that didn’t quite follow his first into the top twenty.

25. Double Trouble – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Double Trouble came back to the chart for a third time last week less The Rebel MC this time and on their own, they go up seven places, seven days on.

24. Yazz – “Treat Me Good”
Sadly just one week in the top twenty is all that Yazz has been given with her brand new single, that goes down four places this week.

23. New Kids On The Block – “Step By Step”
New Kids On The Block have released their first five singles in the UK within the space of eight months. All have gone top ten although their latest and newest is down eleven places this week.

22. Bobby Brown – “The Freestyle Megamix”
Bobby Brown still has two songs on this weeks chart, the first is the mash up of all his hits from last year, which is down four this week.

21. Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown – “She Ain’t Worth It”
…while his second is with 1988 chart topper Glenn Medeiros, just one place above, which is this weeks highest climber of fourteen places!

20. Adamski – “Killer”
Adamski along with Seal are still holding on strong in the upper half of the chart with their former number one, which is down four places in its fourteenth week!

19. The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
British newcomers The Charlatans also go down four this week with their first top 40 charting single.

18. Jason Donovan – “Another Night”
While last week’s highest new entry from Jason Donovan is up just three places this week. it’s the third single to come from his second album, “Between The Lines”, but so far it’s far from being the most successful.

17. Poison – “Unskinny Bop”
Poison are back the UK top twenty for a third time as their new entry from last week goes up seven places this week.

16. Big Fun and Sonia – “You’ve Got A Friend”
It’s no fun at all for Big Fun and Sonia as they slip back two places this week with their Childline single, but still remaining the highest of the three Stock Aitken Waterman songs on this weeks chart.

15. Bob Geldof – “Great Song Of Indifference”
Having a much better week if Bob Geldof with his solo chart comeback that moves up ten places to give him his first top twenty hit in his own right ever!

14. Chad Jackson – “Here The Drummer Get Wicked”
Chad Jackson continues to “Here The Drummer Get Wicked”, but he does so four places lower than last week and also out of the top ten.

13. Betty Boo – “Doin’ The Do”
Also out of the top ten and down four is Betty Boo with her first solo single release as Alison is currently recording her debut album to be released later on this year.

12. FAB featuring MC Parker – “Thunderbirds Are Go”
There are THREE MC’s on this week chart, here comes the first and a chart debut for Lady Penelope’s butler who has come out of retirement to bring the 60’s puppet show Thunderbirds theme up to date for the 1990’s and in doing so, becomes this week’s highest new entry!

11. Maureen – “Thinking Of You”
Maureen is still progressing with her debut single and her cover of Sister Sledge’s 1984 hit, which is up six places this week and land at the very spot that the original peaked at six years ago!

10. MC Tunes vs 808 State – “The Only Rhyme That Bites”
MC Tunes and 808 State have been creeping up on the top ten for three weeks now and this week, with a climb of one place, they make it!

9. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
More MC’s on the mic as MC Hammer makes his UK top ten debut this week with a climb of four places, now matching the top section of the chart he also reached Stateside earlier this year.

8. Wilson Phillips – “Hold On”
Now the only “Hold On” in the UK chart and also down too this week are former US chart toppers Wilson Phillips who sink two places having not achieved the double on both sides of the Atlantic.

7. Maxi Priest – “Close To You”
Still progressing well is Maxi Priest who is up one this week with his second top ten hit, which is also doing very well in America, where it is currently top five!

6. EnglandNewOrder – “World In Motion”
England football team and New Order take their former chart topper down two places this week and out of the top five for the first time.

5. Snap – “Oops Up”
Staying in the top five for a second week and actually not moving for a second week are Snap with their version of The Gap Band’s disco classic.

4. Craig McLachlan and Check 1-2 – “Mona”
Last week’s highest climber is still the highest placed ‘neighbour’, Henry Ramsay aka Craig McLachlan and his band, who go up three this week and into the top five.

3. Roxette – “It Must Have Been Love”
Roxette hold tight in the top three for a second week with their biggest hit yet, which comes from the ‘Pretty Woman’ soundtrack.

2. Luciano Pavarotti – “Nessun Dorma”
Also sticking in the same spot for a second week is opera star Luciano Pavarotti with his non-official England football team anthem.

1. Elton John – “Sacrifice”
Which means for a third week, Elton John remains number one with his biggest hit for fourteen years now. But can he stay there for a fourth or can Craig McLachlan or someone else deny him of that? 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!