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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 7th October 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 7th October 1990

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Mark Goodier broadcast from 5-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 1st to Saturday 6th October 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 eleven new entries, thirteen climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Rita MacNeil – “Working Man”
Canadian singer Rita MacNeil has been recording since 1975 and has achieved hits in her home country and in Australia, but today, she gains her very first UK chart hit with a song that comes from her 1988 album, “Reason To Believe”.

39. Tina Turner – “Be Tender With Me Baby”
Tina Turner is back with a fifth single from last year’s “Foreign Affair” album, which also now makes five UK top 40 singles in a row from the same album!

38. Innocence – “Let’s Push It”
Back to for a third time this year are Innocence who are about to release their debut album, which also features their two previous chart entry’s, “Natural Thing” and “Silent Voice”.

37. AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”
AC/DC take a big tumble of seventeen this week with their first new material for two years, after four weeks on the chart.

36. Aztec Camera – “Good Morning Britain”
While making a chart comeback after two years are Aztec Camera with a new single and a new album on the way. We last saw these guys in August 1988 with “Working In A Goldmine”.

35. Mariah Carey – “Vision Of Love”
Nine weeks later and Mariah Carey still has a ‘vision of love’, which topped the US chart but just made the top ten here. She’s down thirteen this week.

34. Phil Collins – “Hang On Long Enough”
Like Tina, Phil Collins has now released five singles from last year’s album, “…But Seriously” and charts with the fifth one this week.

33. Mica Paris – “Contribution”
Another artist making a comeback after two years away is Mica Paris with the first new music since her 1988 debut, “So Good”. She has a new album due later this month and gets the fifth top 40 new entry of her career today.

32. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Dance Of The Mad”
Lots of new entry’s this week and they include Pop Will Eat Itself with their third chart hit to date and the follow up to “Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina”.

31. Jesus Jones – “Right Here Right Now”
New entrants from last week Jesus Jones climb six places with their second top 40 hit of 1990 and looking to better their top 20 debut perhaps in a week or two’s time.

30. Criminal Element Orchestra – “Everybody”
Criminal Element Orchestra made a chart return last week after four years absence and are up nine places this week.

29. The Adventures Of Stevie V – “Body Language”
Also up are The Adventures Of Stevie V, just two for them, some way off their top three smash back in May…

28. The KLF – “What Time Is Love?”
The KLF are down fourteen places and out of the top twenty this week with their first self titled release and their second top 40 hit overall.

27. a-ha – “Crying In The Rain”
a-ha are back too, two years of resting and recording have produced their forthcoming fourth studio album, from which this is the first single, which is a cover of The Everly Brothers 1962 hit which made No.6 over there then. Will they take this new version higher…?

26. Adamski – “The Space Jungle”
Adamski is down nine this week and out of the upper half of the chart with his sampled rework of Elvis’ “All Shook Up”.

25. Neneh Cherry – “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
Above him is Neneh Cherry who return to the chart last week with this cover version, originally recorded by Virginia Bruce in 1936, and climbs four places this week.

24. The Chimes – “Heaven”
Still on the climb are The Chimes with their debut release from last year which is also up four places this week.

23. The Charlatans – “Then”
As The Charlatans leave the top twenty, down eight places with their second chart hit of this year.

22. The Cure – “Never Enough”
The Cure drop nine places this week with their new track from a forthcoming mixes album, out next week.

21. The Sisters Of Mercy – “More”
Back for ‘more’ are The Sisters Of Mercy with a new song that feature on a brand new album they have coming out in November, which gives them their fourth top 40 entry since “This Corrosion” in late 1987.

20. MC Tunes vs 808 State – “Tunes Splits The Atom”
Hopes are dashed for a second top ten hit from MC Tunes and 808 State as their follow up collaboration drops two places this week.

19. Cliff Richard – “From A Distance”
Cluff is back for a second time and a second taster of his upcoming live album with this new entry, which is a cover of a 1985 release by US singer Julie Gold.

18. Hi Tek 3 featuring Ya Kid K – “Spin That Wheel”
The turtles are back in the top twenty with the second track from the recent movie from Hi Tek 3 and Technotronic’s Ta Kid K which climbs six places this week.

17. Depeche Mode – “World In My Eyes”
Also climbing into the top twenty are Depeche Mode, up four places to give them four consecutive top twenty hits from the “Violator” album.

16. New Kids On The Block – “Let’s Try It Again”
Its not quite been twelve months but New Kids On The Block have already had SIX UK chart hits in just under a year! Here comes number seven, the third release from this year’s album, “Step By Step”, and the follow up to their huge top three hit “Tonight”, which is also this weeks highest new entry.

15. Snap – “The Cult Of Snap”
Snap are down four places with their third chart hit and first not to of made the top ten here.

14. Monie Love – “It’s A Shame”
Not complaining this week is Monie Love who now banks her highest charting UK single with a climb of two places!

13. The Farm – “Groovy Train”
The Farm leave the top ten with their first top 40 hit, down three places this week as they put the finishing touches to their new album, that should be out early in 1991.

12. Steve Miller Band – “The Joker”
Also down and out of the top ten are former chart toppers Steve Miller Band with their reawakened jeans commercial tune that drops six places.

11. Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
And following them and on top for the first time are Deee-Lite, down three places with their debut which by all accounts have been number one alongside Steve Miller…!

10. Bassomatic – “Fascinating Rhythm”
After two weeks as a non mover, Bassomatic slip one place with their debut chart hit, with three weeks inside the top ten.

9. The Beautiful South – “A Little Time”
Making a welcome return to the UK top ten after twelve months are The Beautiful South, who were a new entry last week and storm up twenty one places to be this weeks highest climber!

8. MC Hammer – “Have You Seen Her?”
Also new on last week was MC Hammer with his second UK release, which is up eleven places and back into the top ten for him after a two month absence.

7. Twenty4Seven featuring Captain Hollywood – “I Can’t Stand It”
Not moving at all this week are Dutch dance collective Twenty4Seven and German producer Captain Hollywood with their UK chart debut.

6. Technotronic – “Megamix”
Moving back into the top ten for a fourth time are Technotronic, up six places with their mega mixed number featuring all of their previous singles.

5. Pet Shop Boys – “So Hard”
The Pet Shop Boys were last week’s highest new entry with this brand new track produced with Harold Faltermeyer but alas they drop back one place seven days on.

4. Status Quo – “The Anniversary Waltz Part One”
Doing a swap are last week’s highest climber Status Quo as they taken their 25th anniversary mix of hits one place further.

3. Londonbeat – “I’ve Been Thinking About You”
Londonbeat have run out of energy and seem to of stopped thinking about you as they drop back one place this week.

2. Bobby Vinton – “Blue Velvet”
And doing a swap of places with them is Bobby Vinton, up one with his 1963 recording which his been revived from a TV beauty products commercial!

1. Maria McKee – “Show Me Heaven”
Which means for a third week Tom Cruise keeps showing Maria McKee heaven at the very top of the pile. But can she stay there for a fourth, or will Bobby Vinton or Status Quo send her back down to earth? 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!