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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 25th November 1990

Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 25th 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 19th to Saturday 24th 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 seven new entries, thirteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Loose Ends – “Love’s Got Me”
Loose Ends are back with a new entry, their second of this year and the follow up top their biggest hit so far, “Don’t Be A Fool”.

39. Roxette – “Dressed For Success”
Per and Marie drop a hefty seventeen places this week with their re-issued single from last year which failed to make the top 40 on that occasion.

38. Paul Simon – “The Obvious Child”
And Paul Simon takes a downward tumble of twelve places with the lead single from his recent chart topping album.

37. Mariah Carey – “Love Takes Time”
US singer Mariah Carey is back for a second time with the follow up to her debut single, “Vision Of Love”. Both that and this track have already topped the US singles chart, can she take this one any further here?

36. AC/DC – “Money Talks”
AC/DC return with a new entry and the second single to come from their current album, “The Razors Edge”, which has been top twenty here.

35. Jon Bon Jovi – “Miracle”
After dropping one place last week, Jon Bon Jovi falls six this week with his second solo single of this year.

34. Whitney Houston – “I’m Your Baby Tonight”
Sloping fourteen places is Whitney Houston with the title track of her new album, which has been on the top 40 for seven weeks now.

33. Maria McKee – “Show Me Heaven”
Racking up five more weeks than Whitney is Maria McKee with her former number one, now with three months on the chart, but down nine places this week.

32. Betty Boo – “24 Hours”
Betty Boo makes her third chart return this year with another single from her debut album, “Boomania”. Can she follow the other two into the top ten for a hattrick…?

31. Monie Love – “Down To Earth”
And also back with a new entry is Monie Love with her follow up to “It’s A Shame”, which gives her four UK top 40 hits now.

30. Del Amitri – “Spit In The Rain”
Del Amitri gently descend five this week with the latest single from last year’s “Waking Hours” album and also their third hit of this year.

29. Inspiral Carpets – “Island Head” EP
The Inspiral Carpets go down eight places this week, missing out on the top twenty this time around, with their new EP.

28. Belinda Carlisle – “(We Want) The Same Thing”
And down goes Belinda Carlisle, twelve places, with her most recent top ten hit and the second from her most recent album, “Runaway Horses“.

27. Twenty4Seven featuring Captain Hollywood – “Am I Dreaming?”
Twenty4Seven and Captain Hollywood made a swap last week for their top ten hit for this new track, which is UP twelve places.

26. Jive Bunny – “Let’s Swing Again”
Jive Bunny has missed out on a fifth top ten hit as ‘he’ drops seven places this week and out of the top twenty after just one week.

25. Deee-Lite – “Power Of Love”
Like Twenty4Seven, Deee-Lite made a second chart comeback last week, also having scored a big top ten debut and the follow up is up ten places this week.

24. Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game”
US singer Chris Isaak has been performing since the end of the 1970’s and has released three studio albums but has never had a UK chart hit. Until now. He scores his very first UK top 40 entry with a song that features in a new film by David Lynch called ‘Wild At Heart’.

23. Kylie Minogue – “Step Back In Time”
Kylie is down ten places and out of the top twenty this week with the second single to come from her new album, “Rhythm Of Love“, which leaves the top ten after just one week!

22. Soul II Soul featuring Kym Mazelle – “Missing You”
Jazzie B and his guest singer Kym Mazelle were a new entry last week and climb five places, seven days later.

21. Dimples D – “Sucker DJ”
The new remix of “Sucker DJ” from Ben Liebrand gave Dimples D her first UK chart hit last week and shoots up twelve places on this weeks chart.

20. Pet Shop Boys – “Being Boring”
Chris and Neil got their lowest new entry last week for over three years but make up for it this week as they bag this week’s highest climber of sixteen places.

19. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Berlin drop five places with their former chart topper, which went top three on this occasion, still keeping two Tom Cruise movie tracks in the chart. Just!

18. Bombalurina – “Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat”
Timmy Mallett has one of this year’s number one hits and the follow up climbs fourteen places and into the upper half of the chart. Can he go all the way again with this one?

17. The LA’s – “There She Goes”
Doing much better this time round is The LA’s 1988 release, which stay in the top twenty and falls just two places this week.

16. Megabass – “Time To Make The Floor Burn”
Megabass’ debut single continues to climb the chart, up two this week as they make floors burn across the UK!

15. The Beautiful South – “A Little Time”
The Beautiful South leave the top ten on both charts this week as their album drops to No.12 and the lead single is down five on the singles chart.

14. Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman – “Kinky Boots”
Actors Patrick Macnee (68) and Honor Blackman (65) were the stars of The Avengers from 1962-64 and before she left, Blackman recorded this ‘camp’ single with her fellow co-star. It was not a hit then but 26 years later it comes roaring back and all 1 minute 37 seconds of it is also this week’s highest new entry!

13. Dream Warriors – “My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style”
The Dream Warriors made a chart return last week with the follow up to “Wash Your Face In My Sink” and by climbing ten places, they have already bettered that songs peak chart position!

12. 808 State – “Cubik”
808 State leave the top ten this week with their biggest hit in a year, down two places and out.

11. Paul Gascoigne and Lindisfarne – “Fog On The Tyne”
As novelty records go the novelty of ‘Gazza’ singing on a record seems to be wearing off as he and Lindisfarne are down seven places and leave the top ten as well.

10. Jimmy Somerville – “To Love Somebody”
Jimmy Somerville‘s latest cover from his covers album “Read My Lips” is down two places but remains in the top ten for second week.

9. The Proclaimers – “King Of The Road”
While The Proclaimers are back in the top ten for the first time in more than two years following their new entry last week, Craig and Charlie are up eight places.

8. Robert Palmer and UB40 – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
Still the highest “Baby Tonight” song on the chart, Robert Palmer and UB40 fall just one place this week with his biggest hit in two years and theirs in a year.

7. Julee Cruise – “Falling”
Julee Cruise’s theme from the TV show Twin Peaks was last week’s highest new entry and she breaks the UK top ten seven days on, going up four places.

6. Blackbox – “Fantasy”
Blackbox’s version of “Fantasy” is already the most successful so far, in fact so successful, it stays where it dropped last week in the same position.

5. Rod Stewart and Tina Turner – “It Takes Two”
Rod and Tina made a big entry last week with their rock duet which is up seven places to put Tina back in the top five fir the first time since last September and him for the first time in four years!

4. Kim Appleby – “Don’t Worry”
She challenged for the top spot for a couple of weeks now but Kim Appleby does no longer as she is down two places with her debut solo single.

3. EMF – “Unbelievable”
British band EMF continue to make good progress with their debut single, which is up two this week and into the top three.

2. The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”
After four weeks on top, Bill and Bobby slip one place with their 1965 version of this song, which has been a much bigger hit here than it was 25 years ago.

1. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
And so the boy from NY, ‘Vanilla Ice‘ has achieved the transatlantic double. His former US number one is up two places, having been last week’s highest new entry, to claim the top spot here in the UK! But can he keep it? Or will EMF, Rod and Tina or Julee Cruise take it from him next week? 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!