Righteous Brothers

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 18th November 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 18th November 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 12th to Saturday 17th November 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, eight climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Jason Donovan – “I’m Doing Fine”
Jason manages to ‘hang on’ for a fifth week on the chart with his least successful single to date, down eleven places this week.

39. Twenty4Seven featuring Captain Hollywood – “Are You Dreaming?”
Twenty4Seven and Captain Hollywood leave us this week with their debut single, but the follow up comes racing in right behind it to give them this week’s first new entry!

38. Happy Mondays – “Kinky Afro”
Down fourteen for the Happy Mondays this week with their former top five hit, in its sixth week on the chart.

37. Fields Of The Nephilim – “Sumerland”
Fields Of The Nephilim are back in the top 40 for the first time this decade with the second single to come from their latest album, “Elizium”.

36. Pet Shop Boys – “Being Boring”
While Chris and Neil are back for a second time in just a matter of weeks with the second single from their latest album, “Behaviour” and the follow up to “So Hard”.

35. Deee-Lite – “Power Of Love”
Also back this week are Deee-Lite with the follow up to their massive and controversial debut which only made it to No.2 but had every right to be a joint number one. Can they do it with this one…?

34. Prince – “New Power Generation”
Prince’s second single from “Graffiti Bridge” is down this week, eight places, having missed the top twenty completely.

33. Dimples D – “Sucker DJ”
American rapper Crystal Smith calls herself Dimples D and released this song way back in 1983. It wasn’t a hit then but thanks to Ben Liebrand, it enters the UK chart for the very first time and also for Dimples herself!

32. The Cure – “Close To Me”
The Cure are down fifteen places with their re-issued 1986 single which comes from their new album, “Mixed Up”, out now.

31. Bombalurina – “Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat”
Timmy Mallett made his chart debut this Summer and went to number one. He’s back this week with the follow up, which is a cover of Paul Evans 1959 hit which made the US top ten and was ‘covered’ by The Avons that same year, who took it to No.3 here. Can Timmy add a second number one to his tally?

30. Rita MacNeill – “Working Man”
Rita MacNeill’s first UK chart hit has been around for two months now but leaves the top twenty this week, down twelve places.

29. Jon Bon Jovi – “Miracle”
Also down is Jon Bon Jovi! He was a new entry last week and drops back one place, seven days on.

28. Bobby Vinton – “Blue Velvet”
Bobby Vinton is down and out of the top twenty this week foe the very first time. he’s eight places lower with his 25 year old single.

27. Soul II Soul featuring Kym Mazelle – “Missing”
Soul II Soul are back this week with a brand new track, their first since “A Dream’s A Dream” this Spring and they’re enlisting the services of Kym Mazelle for this one and we saw her earlier this year too with “Useless”.

26. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”
The lead single from Paul Simon’s recent chart topping album is down ten places this week and out of the upper half of the chart.

25. Del Amitri – “Spit In The Rain”
And sliding four places are Del Amitri with the latest track from their recent album, “Waking Hours”, which just misses that section of the chart.

24. Maria McKee – “Show Me Heaven”
The last time Maria McKee was this low was when she entered the chart nine weeks ago. She spent four weeks at the very top and is now the fifth biggest seller of the year so far, but she’s down ten places this week.

23. Dream Warriors – “My Definition of A Boombastic Jazz Style”
The Dream Warriors debuted earlier this year as they liked to wash their face in your sink. They’re back for a second shot at UK chart action with this new entry.

22. Roxette – “Dressed For Success”
Roxette remain ‘dressed for success’ as the elegantly fall three places this week with their fourth overall UK top 40 hit so far.

21. Inspiral Carpets – “Island Head” EP
Last week’s highest new entry came from the Inspiral Carpets with this collection of five new songs, which is up two places this week.

20. Whitney Houston – “I’m Your Baby Tonight”
Whitney is down ten this week as she leaves the top ten while her album of the same name drops to No.11 on this weeks chart.

19. Jive Bunny – “Let’s Swing Again”
Jive Bunny came back last week with ‘his’ fifth mash up of old hits, outside the top twenty, but ‘he’ needn’t worry as ‘he’ climbs six places this week.

18. Megabass – “Time To Make The Floor Burn”
Megabass’ debut got a big boost last week and they enter the top twenty for the first time this week, up four places.

17. The Proclaimers – “King Of The Road”
Charlie and Craig are back in the UK chart with some new music, their first for three years and their first chart appearance since “I’m Gonna Be” in September 1988.

16. Belinda Carlisle – “(We Want) The Same Thing”
Belinda Carlisle is down seven places this week and leaves the top ten with her fourth chart hit from her “Runaway Horses” album.

15. The LA’s – “There She Goes”
The LA’s are a former highest climber and got this two year old song into the chart finally but they do slip back two places this week.

14. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Berlin‘s three year old former chart topper is down seven this week and out of the top ten, one of two Tom Cruise film hits still on the chart.

13. Kylie Minogue – “Step Back In Time”
Kylie is back on the album chart this week with a new entry at No.9 with “Rhythm Of Love“, the second single from it falls just five places this week and out of the top ten.

12. Rod Stewart and Tina Turner – “It Takes Two”
There’s a big new entry for veterans Rod Stewart and Tina Turner next as they duet for the first time with this cover of Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston’s 1965 hit, which peaked at No.16 here back then!

11. Julee Cruise – “Falling”
Julee Cruise made her debut here last week with the theme song from the TV series Twin Peaks and is certainly this week’s highest climber as she storms up twenty four places!

10. 808 State – “Cubik”
Meanwhile, last week’s highest climber from 808 State moves up one place and into the top ten for them, twelve months after their first.

9. The Beautiful South – “Choke”
Former chart toppers The Beautiful South are down five this week with their biggest single yet, which comes from the album “Choke” and that’s out tomorrow.

8. Jimmy Somerville – “To Love Somebody”
And for the second time this year, Jimmy Somerville gets a top ten hit as her climbs four places with this version of the Bee Gees 1967 hit.

7. Robert Palmer and UB40 – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
Robert Palmer and UB40 were doing very well with this collaboration until now, when they drop back one place this week.

6. Blackbox – “Fantasy”
And also slipping one place are Blackbox with their second top ten hit of this year, which is already more successful that Earth Wind & Fire’s original.

5. EMF – “Unbelievable”
Brit newcomers EMF went up ten places last week with their debut single and they do the same this week as they move straight into the top five.

4. Paul Gascoigne and Lindisfarne – “Fog On The Tyne”
‘Gazza’ and Lindisfarne were a challenge to this week’s number one but clearly not as they go down two places and take themselves right out of the running.

3. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
Robert Van Winkle is his real name but since he was a teenage, he prefers to be known as Vanilla Ice. He took this track, which samples Queen and David Bowie’s 1981 hit “Under Pressure”, to the top of the US charts this Summer and with this impressive debut here, he could do the same, which is this week’s highest new entry.

2. Kim Appleby – “Don’t Worry”
Kim Appleby has quietly been maneuvering herself in recent weeks and climbs one more place again this week with her debut solo single that’s co-written with former Bros guitarist Craig Logan!

1. The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”
But it does mean that for a fourth consecutive week, Bill and Bobby stay on top with thanks to the film ‘Ghost’. But can they keep it for a fifth, or will Kim Appleby, Vanilla Ice, EMF or someone else rob them of that title? 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!