Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 28th 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 22nd to Saturday 27th 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 eight new entries, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Blue Pearl – “Little Brother”
Blue Pearl danced naked in the rain this Summer for three months in the chart with their debut single and now they are back for a second go with this week’s first new entry.
39. The LA’s – “There She Goes”
British band The LA’s have been together since 1986 and released this song back in 1988, but it didn’t make the top 40. Two years on, and they are back for a second go and hoorah, this time they succeed!
38. Bassomatic – “Fascinating Rhythm”
Now very used to being top 40 are Bassomatic, with ten weeks on the accumulator, but down fourteen places in what could be their final week.
37. Elton John – “You Gotta Love Someone”
Sadly for Elton John, it doesn’t look like he’s going to get another chart topper as his follow up to “Sacrifice” drops four places after just two weeks on the chart.
36. Pet Shop Boys – “So Hard” Chris and Neil are in at No.2 on the album chart this week with their fourth studio album, “Behaviour”, while the lead single is down fifteen places on the singles chart.
35. Poison – “Something To Believe In”
Poison made a chart return last week with the follow up to “Unskinny Bop” and climb one place seven days on.
34. Janet Jackson – “Love Will Never Do (Without You”)
Also climbing after last weeks new entry is Janet Jackson, up three for her, with yet another single from the “Rhythm Nation 1814” album.
33. Northside – “My Rising Star”
British band Northside formed last year in Manchester and released their debut single earlier this year. Their follow up charts top 40 this week for the very first time.
32. Monie Love – “It’s A Shame”
Monie Love is down fourteen this week and out of the top twenty with her biggest UK hit single to date, which is the fourth to come from her debut album, “Down To Earth”.
31. Public Image Limited – “Don’t Ask Me”
After a big advance last week with their comeback single, Public Image Limited fall back nine places, while their best of album is out now.
30. Hi Tek 3 featuring Ya Kid K – “Spin That Wheel”
Hi Tek 3 and Ya Kid K take the second track from the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’ film out of the top twenty this week, down ten places.
29. Innocence – “Let’s Push It”
Also going down are Innocence with their third top 40 hit, four places lower than last week as the band prepare to release their debut album.
28. Cliff Richard – “From A Distance”
Cliff is down eleven places with his second live track of this year, the album, “From A Distance: The Event”, is out in two weeks time.
27. Soup Dragons – “Mother Universe”
The Soup Dragons were hoping for a second top five hit with their follow up to “I’m Free”, but it looks like that won’t happen as they slip back one place.
26. George Michael – “Waiting For That Day”
The second single from George Michael’s recent number one album is up six places this week while the album holds at No.7 for a second week.
25. MC Hammer – “Have You Seen Her?”
Hammer time: MC is down ten places with his cover of The Chi-Lites 1971 classic, which didn’t make the top five, as their version did back then.
24. New Kids On The Block – “Let’s Try It Again”
It’s exactly twelve months since New Kids On The Block made their UK chart debut and since then, they’ve plied us with EIGHT singles, all of them going top ten. The latest is down eight places this week.
23. Jason Donovan – “I’m Doing Fine” Jason Donovan is certainly doing fine and doing much better than his entry of last week, as he is up twelve places to become this week’s highest climber!
22. Roxette – “Dressed For Success”
And Roxette are up nine this week with another reissued track from last year’s “Look Sharp” album that didn’t make the top 40 first time around.
21. Blackbox – “Fantasy”
Blackbox are back with a new entry, their third of this year and this time its a cover of the Earth, Wind & Fire hit from 1978, which made No.14 then, Can Blackbox take their version any higher…?
20. Aztec Camera – “Good Morning Britain”
Last week, Aztec Camera came back into the top twenty for the first time in more than two years, but slip back one place seven days on.
19. Robert Palmer with UB40 – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
Coming back to the UK chart for the first time since last Spring is Robert Palmer, who teams up with UB40 for this big new entry, which is a cover of a Bob Dylan track from 1967.
18. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”
Paul Simon is number one on the album chart this week with “The Rhythm Of The Saints” and the lead single from it goes top twenty with a climb of five places.
17. Twenty4Seven featuring Captain Hollywood – “I Can’t Stand It”
Going down six places are Twenty4Seven and Captain Hollywood with their debut top ten hit, which is also doing big business over in America at present.
16. Kim Appleby – “Don’t Worry” Kim Appleby is back in the UK chart after more than two years away and the tragic loss of her younger sister Mel, with whom she notched up so many top ten hits and of course a number one back in 1987. This is her debut solo release and it gives her a big chart return.
15. The Cure – “Close To Me”
Also coming back, albeit with a re-issue, are The Cure, so soon after “Never Enough” last month. This song was originally released in 1985 and got to No.24 then, so its already done much better one week on from re-release!
14. Londonbeat – “I’ve Been Thinking About You”
Still hanging about after ten weeks on the chart now are Londonbeat with their biggest hit yet, which drops just four places this week.
13. a-ha – “Crying In The Rain”
Holding on for a second week in the same spot are a-ha with their cover of The Everly Brothers 1962 hit wile their new album, “East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon” is out tomorrow.
12. Technotronic – “Megamix”
Technotronic’s megamix of all their hits from the last twelve months is down three places and out of the top ten this week.
11. Rita MacNeill – “Working Man”
While Rita MacNeill edges closer to the top ten with her first UK top 40 hit, up one place this week.
10. Bobby Vinton – “Blue Velvet”
Thanks to a cosmetic commercial, Bobby Vinton’s 25 year old version of “Blue velvet” has finally been a big hit for him. The song is down four places this week.
9. Kylie Minogue – “Step Back In Time”
Jason has got this week’s highest climber while another Stock Aitken Waterman production wins the highest new entry this week and it’s a welcome return from Kylie with the second new single from her forthcoming album, “Rhythm Of Love“, which is out in three weeks time.
8. Status Quo – “The Anniversary Waltz Part One”
Status Quo’s best of, “Rocking All Over The Years”, is down to No.3 on the album chart this week while their “Anniversary Waltz” drops four places on the singles chart.
7. Happy Mondays – “Kinky Afro”
The Happy Mondays went top five for the second time this year last week but it was not for long as they go down two places this week.
6. Belinda Carlisle – “(We Want) The Same Thing”
Twelve months ago, Belinda Carlisle was top ten here with the lead single from her “Runaway Horses” album and twelve months later the fifth single from that album takes her back with a climb of eight places.
5. Whitney Houston – “I’m Your Baby Tonight”
Robert Palmer says “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”, but Whitney very definitely IS your baby tonight and she’s up two places this week.
4. Maria McKee – “Show Me Heaven”
Former chart topper Maria McKee is down two places this week, back to where she was seven week ago when she entered the top ten just before her month long stay at the top.
3. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
From Tom Cruise’s latest film to one that’s now four years old and the re-released love song from ‘Top Gun’ is up five places this week for Berlin. Will they go back to the top again next week, though…?!
2. The Beautiful South – “A Little Time”
After just one week on top, The Beautiful South slip back one place with their latest song, the first to come from their second album, that’s out in two weeks time.
1. The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”
Which means we have a new number one and 26 years after it was first released, The Righteous Brothers version of “Unchained Melody”, which was last week’s highest new entry, is up two places to claim the top spot thanks to another film, ‘Ghost’. But can they make it two, or will Berlin resume their rightful place after an absence of four years? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!