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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 22nd July 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 22nd 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 16th to Saturday 21st July 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 ten new entries, twelve climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. The Jungle Brothers – “Doin’ Our Own Dang”
The Jungle Brothers are back in the UK top 40 with a new entry, their second of this year and the follow up to “What U Waitin’ For?” back in March.

39. Dan Reed Network – “Stardate 1990”
There’s a new entry and a UK chart debut next for US funk band Dan Reed Network who have been together since 1984 but today, score their very first top 40 entry with the first single to come from their current, third studio album.

38. Betty Boo – “Doin’ The Do”
Eleven weeks on and Betty Boo continues to ‘do’ her “Do”, but she’s down fourteen places and it could be her last for now…

37. Innocence – “Silent Voice”
Making a return to the chart this week are Innocence with the follow up to their March debut, “Natural Thing”. This is the second single to come from their forthcoming debut album that’s due next month.

36. Adamski – “Killer”
Could time be running out for Adamski and Seal, after seventeen weeks on the chart with their former number one, which falls ten this week?

35. Vixen – “How Much Love?”
US rock chicks Vixen get a new entry this week with a brand new song that comes from their new, second studio album that’s due out later this year. We last saw these ladies back in July 1989 with “Love Made Me”.

34. ZZ Top – “Doubleback”
And making a UK top 40 return after an absence of four years are ZZ Top with their new track which is also taken from a new album they have coming out in the Autumn. Their biggest hit here, so far, remains “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, back in 1983.

33. Bananarama – “Only Your Love”
Returning to the chart for the first time this year and after just over twelve months away, are Sara, Keren and Jacqui, better known as Bananarama, with a brand new recording and in a new environment too. Martin Glover aka Youth is behind this track, who is also helping the Nana’s to write their next album.

32. Tricky Disco – “Tricky Disco”
We’ve had self titled hits from Oh Well and LFO recently, now it’s the turn of Lee Newman and Michael Wells, who go by the name of Tricky Disco to offer us their first recording and enter the UK top 40.

31. Sinaed O’Connor – “The Emperor’s New Clothes”
Sinaed O’Connor still has the biggest selling single of this year so far and makes a chart return this week with the follow up to that four week chart topper in January and February.

30. MC Rhymes vs 808 State – “The Only Rhyme That Bites”
There are still three MC’s on the top 40 this week but only two in the upper half of the chart as MC Rhymes and 808 State go down ten places this week.

29. Bell Biv Devoe – “Poison”
The remaining members of US boy band New Edition made their UK chart debut last week with this track that is up ten places this week.

28. Pixies – “Velouria”
The Pixies are an Americal alt-rock group who have been together since 1986 and already released three albums. They’ve not had much success over here until today with this new entry and so we welcome them to the UK top 40!

27. Double Trouble – “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Double Trouble continue their decline, dropping four places lower than they were last week with their version of Rose Royce’s 1978 hit.

26. Maureen – “Thinking Of You”
Also going down four places this week is Maureen with her cover of Sister Sledge’s 1983 hit, which is also her debut single.

25. Paul Young – “Oh Girl”
Paul Young has another good week, going up seven places with his second new song and his second chart hit of this year.

24. Poison – “Unskinny Bop”
Poison are out of the top twenty this week with a fall of five places, with the lead single from their new album, “Flesh And Blood”.

23. LFO – “LFO”
We heard from Tricky Disco earlier with their same, self-titled single, well here are LFO with theirs and it’s done rather well this week as it’s the highest climber of fourteen places!

22. Diana Ross – “I’m Still Waiting ’90”
Diana Ross slips back one place this week, in fact, right back to where she was two weeks ago, with the 1990’s reboot of her 1971 chart topper.

21. Paula Abdul – “Knocked Out”
Taking her place is Paula Abdul with her second chart hit of this year, which came in last week and is up seven places, seven days on.

20. Wilson Phillips – “Hold On”
Carnie, Wendy and Chynna have now amassed ten weeks on the chart and are still top twenty with their former US number one, which drops four places here this week.

19. Dream Warriors – “Wash Your Face In My Sink”
The Dream Warriors made their UK chart debut last week with this ‘deity’ and have much to be pleased about with a climb of twelve and into the top twenty.

18. EnglandNewOrder – “World In Motion”
As World Cup fever comes to an end, so do the football anthems of this year and the former number one from England themselves and New Order is down eight this week and also out of the top ten.

17. Luciano Pavarotti – “Nessun Dorma”
Following them is the other, unofficial, anthem for this years games, from opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, which sinks fourteen places, right out of the top three!

16. River City People – “California Dreaming”
The River City People continue to improve on their first top 40 entry with a climb of two this week, making this song a chart hit in four consecutive decades since its original release!

15. Maxi Priest – “Close To You”
He’s number one in America with this song, which hasn’t quite achieved pole position over here, but Maxi Priest‘s latest hit is down four places here this week.

14. The Stone Roses – “One Love”
The Stone Roses were the highest new entry two weeks ago but went down last week and continue to do so this week as the leave the top ten with a fall of six places.

13. DNA featuring Suzanne Vega – “Tom’s Diner”
Speaking of highest new entry’s, here’s this weeks from producers DNA along with singer Suzanne Vega, who was last in the UK top 40 over three years ago with “Luka”. This was the follow up to that song but it only reached No.58 back in 1987 and thanks to some reproducing, gives Suzanne her highest UK chart position ever!

12. Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown – “She Ain’t Worth It”
Bobby Brown’s former New Edition pals are catching up him this week as he stands still with a non-mover along with Glenn Medeiros in the same position as last week.

11. Snap – “Oops Up”
Snap are down two this week and out of the top ten with their second UK chart hit, which comes from their debut album, “World Power”, which has just gone Gold here!

10. Soup Dragons feat. Junior Reid – “I’m Free”
The Rolling Stones are out of the chart this week but their 1965 release recorded by The Soup Dragons moves into the top ten with a climb of three places.

9. Technotronic – “Rockin’ Over The Beat”
Technotronic are back in the UK top ten after their last release missed out. They are up six places to claim their third big UK hit single and second of this year.

8. Blue Pearl – “Naked In The Rain”
Last week’s highest climber, the debut single from Blue Pearl, is also moving into the top ten with a climb of nine places.

7. Roxette – “It Must Have Been Love”
Per and Marie are still going strong in the top ten for a seventh week even though they drop just one place with the biggest hit yet from the ‘Pretty Woman’ soundtrack.

6. FAB featuring MC Parker – “Thunderbirds Are Go”
Lady Penelope’s butler Parker takes his musical exploits down one place as well this week from Thunderbird 5 to Thunderbird 6!

5. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
And in a U turn, MC Hammer, who went down last week, goes up two this week, one place higher than he had previously peaked, to become the best selling MC on this weeks chart!

4. Madonna – “Hanky Panky”
Madonna‘s second new offering from the ‘Dick Tracy’ soundtrack came into the chart last week and is up ten places seven days on. This is now her 23rd UK top five hit!

3. Craig McLachlan and Check 1-2 – “Mona”
Henry from Neighbours presented the best challenge to the top spot last week but hasn’t followed Jason and Kylie as he drops back one place this week with his Bo Diddley cover.

2. Elton John – “Sacrifice”
But there is change at the top…after five weeks, Elton John is down one place and off the top with his biggest seller for fourteen years.

1. Partners In Kryme – “Turtle Power”
And so we have a new number one and it’s last week’s highest new entry from Partners In Kryme with their theme from the new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ film that moves up three places into the top spot. But can they stay there for a second week, or will Madonna or MC Hammer prevent them from leaving the sewer? 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!