Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 14th 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 8th to Saturday 13th 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 nine new entries, twelve climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”
Paul Simon is back in the UK chart for the first time in three years with a brand new single that comes from a new album he has coming out in a few weeks time.
39. Jesus Jones – “Right Here Right Now”
It’s all over for Jesus Jones, however, with their second UK top 40 hit of this year, which is down eight places this week.
38. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Dance Of The Mad”
And that goes for Pop Will Eat Itself as well, who slide six places with their second top 40 hit of this year.
37. MC Tunes vs 808 State – “Tunes Splits The Atom”
Down much more for MC Tunes and 808 State with their second collaboration of the year, which tumbles seventeen places.
36. Mica Paris – “Contribution”
And it’s not such good news for Mica Paris who made her chart comeback last week after nearly two years away with her brand new single, which slips three this week.
35. Public Image Limited – “Don’t Ask Me”
Making their chart comeback are Public Image Limited with their first new music of this decade and their first top 40 hit since “Disappointed” last Spring.
34. Soup Dragons – “Mother Universe”
Coming back but after only a few weeks away are the Soup Dragons with the follow up to their top five smash, “I’m Free”.
33. Innocence – “Let’s Push It”
Innocence’s latest single came in last week and is up five places seven days on.
32. Neneh Cherry – “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
But Neneh Cherry will certainly be under the skin when she learns that her new single is down seven places this week.
31. Snap – “The Cult Of Snap”
Down too are Snap with their ‘cult’, sixteen places and right out of the top twenty for them.
30. Paul McCartney – “Birthday”
Macca is back in the chart with a new single, a live song this time that will feature on a new live album he has coming out next month.
29. Steve Miller Band – “The Joker”
Former chart toppers Steve Miller Band are down a massive seventeen places this week as the 1973 re-release notches up its ninth week on the chart.
28. Tina Turner – “Be Tender With Me Baby”
Tina Turner‘s fifth single from the “Foreign Affair” album makes it to the top thirty this week, up eleven places, the fourth single to do so.
27. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Tom Cruise’s latest film ‘Days Of Thunder’ has been number one at the cinema as has the big love song for the last three weeks, but the big love song from the ‘Top Gun’ film four years ago re-enters the chart this week as Berlin make only their second UK top 40 appearance since this song disappeared back in January 1987!
26. Belinda Carlisle – “(We Want) The Same Thing”
Belinda Carlisle is back this week with the fifth single to come from last year’s “Runaway Horses” album, which becomes the fourth to actually make it to the top 40 and in doing so, is already the second most successful, out performing the last two earlier this year!
25. The Chimes – “Heaven”
The Chimes drop back one place this week with their original debut single from this time last year which stopped well short of the chart on that occasion.
24. Rita MacNeill – “Working Man”
Canadian singer Rita MacNeill got her first UK chart hit last week with this three year old song, which shoots up sixteen places to become this week’s highest climber.
23. Aztec Camera – “Good Morning Britain”
Also new last week were Aztec Camera, making their first chart appearance of this decade and can be very proud of themselves as they are up thirteen places this week.
22. Depeche Mode – “World In My Eyes”
Leaving the top twenty after just one week are Depeche Mode, down five places with the fourth single from their massively successful album, “Violator“.
21. The Farm – “Groovy Train”
And down eight places and out of the top twenty are The Farm with their first chart hit, which has now been about for two months.
20. The Happy Mondays – “Kinky Afro”
The Happy Mondays are back with a big new entry this week, their first time in the top 40 since “Step On” back in the Spring. This now gives them three top twenty hit in just under twelve months.
19. a-ha – “Crying In The Rain”
a-ha came back to the UK chart last week after nearly two years away with this first taste of their new album that’s coming out, a cover of a 1962 Everly Brothers hit, which puts them back in the UK top twenty with a climb of eight places.
18. Morrissey – “Piccadilly Palare”
Also back this week is Morrissey with another brand new composition, the follow up to “November Spawned A Monster” earlier this year.
17. Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
Their nemesis Steve Miller Band have suffered a big drop this week but Deee-Lite do not as they go down just six places, also in their ninth week on the chart.
16. Whitney Houston – “I’m Your Baby Tonight”
Whitney is back! Her first new material since her 1988 chart topper “One Moment In Time” and the title lead single from her new album that’s out her in a couple of weeks, which is this week’s highest new entry!
15. Hi Tek 3 featuring Ya Kid K – “Spin That Wheel”
Hi Tek 3 and Technotronic’s Ya Kid K take more Turtle power steps this week with another release from the soundtrack, which is up three more places.
14. The Sisters Of Mercy – “More”
The Sisters Of Mercy brought their brand new single into the charts last week and are up seven places to score their fourth top twenty hit seven days later.
13. Bassomatic – “Fascinating Rhythm”
Having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, Bassomatic leave the top ten, down four places, with their chart debut.
12. Monie Love – “It’s A Shame”
While Monie Love continues to improve on her already highest charting single as she climbs another two places this week.
11. Cliff Richard – “From A Distance”
Cliff is up eight this week with the second live track to come from his new live album that’s out at the start of November.
10. MC Hammer – “Have You Seen Her?”
MC Hammer moved into the top ten for a second time this year last week with the follow up to “U Can’t Touch This”, but slides back two places this week and barely manages to stay another week.
9. Pet Shop Boys – “So Hard”
Down too go the Pet Shop Boys, Chris and Neil are four places lower than before with their new track which comes from the album “Behaviour”, that’s out in two weeks time.
8. New Kids On The Block – “Let’s Try It Again”
New Kids On The Block have registered seven UK top ten hits so far and here comes number eight as they launch into the big ten once again, this time with a climb of eight places, following last week’s highest new entry.
7. Twenty4Seven featuring Captain Hollywood – “I Can’t Stand It”
Stuck yet again for a third week running are Twenty4Seven and Captain Hollywood as they move neither up nor down with their first UK chart hit.
6. Technotronic – “Megamix”
Also moving nowhere this week are Technotronic, but only for a second week, with their mix up of all their hits from the last twelve months.
5. Londonbeat – “Ive Been Thinking About You”
Londonbeat descend slowly and gracefully, down just two this week but remaining in the top five for a fourth week with their biggest UK hit to date.
4. The Beautiful South – “A Little Time”
While last week’s highest climbers, The Beautiful South, move back into the top five, up five places. It’s their second to make it this far since their debut, “Song For Whoever”, back in July last year.
3. Bobby Vinton – “Blue Velvet”
Bobby Vinton’s 1963 recording of “Blue Velvet” challenged for the top spot last week but drops back one place this week.
2. Status Quo – “The Anniversary Waltz Part One”
Status Quo continue their climb as they overtake by two more places this week to win their biggest UK chart hit since “What You’re Proposing”, ten years ago! Can they nab their first chart topper since 1974 this time next week, however?
1. Maria McKee – “Show Me Heaven”
Which means for a fourth week, Maria McKee, with the help of Tom Cruise, stays at the top of the UK chart, with Berlin also now back in the chart, giving Tom two big love songs from his two big movies. But can Maria make it five or will Status Quo or even The Beautiful South deny her for that privilege? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!