Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd December 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 26th November to Saturday 1st December 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, five climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. INXS – “Disappear”
INXS are back with the first new entry this week, the second single from their current album, “X” and the follow up to the lead single, “Suicide Blonde”.
39. Kylie Minogue – “Step Back In Time”
Strangely, just above them is lead singer Michael Hutchence’s current beau, Kylie, who drops sixteen places with her latest offering and also the second single from her album, “Rhythm Of Love“.
38. James – “Lose Control”
James get a new entry, their third of this year in fact and another track from their current album, “Gold Mother”.
37. Mariah Carey – “Love Takes Time”
Mariah Carey‘s second single ever hit the UK chart last week and unlike its release Stateside, does absolutely nothing seven days on, remaining just where she came in.
36. The LA’s – “There She Goes”
Big drop for The LA’s this week as they leave the top twenty, down nineteen places with their, now two year old song.
35. Paul McCartney – “All My Trials”
After his live “Birthday” hit the chart two months ago, Paul MacCartney returns with a second single from his new live album, “Tripping The Live Fantastic”.
34. The Beautiful South – “A Little Time”
The Beautiful South’s former number one is also out of the top twenty and down nineteen places this week in its tenth week on the chart.
33. Berlin – “Take My Breath Away”
Now the only Tom Cruise movie theme left on the chart, Berlin are down fourteen places with their 1986 chart topper having racked up eight weeks this time on the top 40.
32. Monie Love – “Down To Earth”
And sadly Monie Love is down after just one week with her latest UK top 40 single, slipping back just one place.
31. Deee-Lite – “Power Of Love”
And Deee-lite drop sic places with their second UK chart hit, which looks like it won’t emulate the success of their first!
30. Soul II Soul and Kym Mazelle – “Missing You”
Also down are Soul II Soul and Kym Mazelle, eight places, with their collaboration which means it is the first Soul II Soul single not to make the upper half of the chart.
29. Malandra Burrows – “Just This Side Of Love”
Emmerdale Farm actress Malandra Burrows becomes the latest to cross from the TV screen to the pop charts as she debuts this week with her very first single, top thirty.
28. 808 State – “Cubik”
808 State are down a hefty sixteen places this week with their third chart entry of this year, but their first on their own since “Pacific State” this time last year.
27. Betty Boo – “24 Hours”
Betty Boo‘s three previous singles were all the highest climber in their second week on the chart, not so her fourth, which goes up, but only by five places.
26. Pet Shop Boys – “Being Boring”
While last week’s highest climber from the Pet Shop Boys is actually down six places, which Becomes their first not to make the top ten since “Opportunities” in 1986.
25. Twenty4Seven and Captain Hollywood – “Are You Dreaming?”
Climbing two places are Twenty4Seven and Captain Hollywood with their second UK chart hit, the song is currently top ten in five countries in mainland Europe.
24. Snap – “Mary Had A Little Boy”
Snap are back with a new entry and they’re getting all Festivey with this song that uses the nursery rhyme Mary Had A Little Lamb!
23. Paul Gascoigne and Lindisfarne – “Fog On The Tyne”
‘Gazza’ and Lindisfarne leave the top twenty as they fall twelve places this week.
22. Yazoo – “Situation ’90”
Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet disbanded Yazoo in 1984 to pursue their own projects but are back in the UK chart for the first time since 1983 with a remix of their former US dance chart number one hit from 1982!
21. Megabass – “Time To Make The Floor Burn”
The floor burns no longer for Megabass as their first chart single is down five places and out of the top twenty.
20. MC Hammer – “Pray”
Hammer is back with a new entry, his third in the UK and this time he’s using a sample of Prince’s 1984 hit, “When Doves Cry”!
19. Bombalurina – “Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat”
Timmy Mallett returned to the top twenty last week hoping for a big climb this week but alas that doesn’t happen as he slips back one place.
18. Dimples D – “Sucker DJ ’90”
While Dimples D moves into the top twenty, up three places, with her very first UK chart hit thanks to a remix from Ben Liebrand.
17. Robert Palmer and UB40 – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
The only “Baby Tonight” titled song now left on the chart is from Robert and UB40 and they leave the top ten, down nine places.
16. Dream Warriors – “My Definition of A Boombastic Jazz Style”
The Dream Warriors registered their biggest UK hit yet last week with this second single, but seven days on they drop back three places.
15. Jimmy Somerville – “To Love Somebody”
And Jimmy Somerville is down five places with the latest cover from his solo album, “Read My Lips” to make the top ten.
14. The Proclaimers – “King Of The Road”
Craig and Charlies follow suit, out of the top ten and down ten places with their biggest hit in three years.
13. New Kids On The Block – “This One’s For The Children”
New Kids On The Block return with yet another new entry, just over a year since they first charted here. This one comes from their 1988 Christmas album and went top ten in America. Will it do the same here…?
12. The Farm – “All Together Now”
And coming back with a big new entry are The Farm with their second top 40 hit which follows on from their top ten hit, “Groovy Train”, just two months ago.
11. Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game”
US singer and actor Chris Isaak got his first UK chart hit last week when he entered with this song that comes from the film ‘Wild At Heart’, which climbs thirteen places this week and his the highest one of all.
10. Blackbox – “Fantasy”
Having been a non mover for the past two weeks, Blackbox go down four places but remain in the top ten with the most successful version of this song, for a fifth week.
9. Madonna – “Justify My Love”
She’s held the top spot on the album chart for three weeks now with her “Immaculate Collection” and now one of the new tracks from that compilation has been released as a single and gives Madonna a big new entry in the top ten this week.
8. Julee Cruise – “Falling”
After just a promising start with her UK chart debut, Julee Cruise ‘falls’ back one place this week with the theme from the TV series Twin Peaks.
7. Rod Stewart and Tina Turner – “It Takes Two”
And down go Rod and Tina with their updated version of this classic, which went top five last week and comes back down two this week.
6. Cliff Richard – “Saviour’s Day”
Two years ago, Cliff bagged the Christmas number one single and he’s going for it again in style this year and he enters the chart this week with the highest new entry of all, but is it too early to achieve his goal?
5. Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman – “Kinky Boots”
The Avengers’ John Steed and Cathy Gale bagged last week’s highest new entry and it’s paid off as they burst into the top five, up nine places this week.
4. Kim Appleby – “Don’t Worry”
There is no changes from this point on as Kim Appleby, who came down two last week, stays where she was with her debut solo album out now.
3. EMF – “Unbelievable”
And that goes for chart newcomers EMF who also stay the same with their debut single for a second week in the top three.
2. The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”
Just so for Bill and Bobby with their former number one, which came down last week and stays in second place for a second week.
1. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”
Which means the boy from Brooklyn remains the UK’s biggest seller of all for a second week with his former US chart topper. But can he make it a third or will The Avengers or Cliff steel his thunder? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!