UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 5th January 1992
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Mark Goodier broadcast from 4:30-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 30th December 1991 to Saturday 4th January 1992.
This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases. Thirty years ago this week, there were eighteen new entrys, seven climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Mariah Carey – “Can’t Let Go” Mariah Carey released her second album, “Emotions”, last year and this is the second single to come from it and it starts this weeks massive intake of new entrys!
39. Crystal Waters – “Crystal Megamix” Crystal Waters had a great 1991 with two top twenty hits, and they are both featured here on her own megamix which is also new to this week’s chart.
38. Fish – “Credo” Former Marillion vocallist Fish is back with a new entry and it’s with another track from last year’s “Internal Exile” album.
37. Motley Crue – “Home Sweet Home” Motley Crue are also back with a new entry, the second to chart here in the UK from their most recent album, “Decade Of Decedence” and the follow up to “Primal Scream”.
36. Cathy Dennis – “Everybody Move” We break from the new entrys to see Cathy Dennis drop eleven places with her latest single from the “Move To This” album, which becomes the first to miss the top twenty.
35. Lush – “For Love” British bank, Lush, formed in 1987 and have so far released a number of singles and their debut album in 1989. Their second is coming out in a few weeks time and this is the third single to come from it. It’s also the bands very first appearance in the top 40 singles chart.
34. Michael Jackson – “Black Or White” The former number one from Michael Jackson has been a non-mover for the past two weeks just outside the top ten but plummets twenty three places this week.
33. UK Mixmasters – “Bare Necessities“ Also non-movers over the Christmas period were the UK Mixmasters with their ode to the Jungle Book, which also faces a huge drop of nineteen places this week.
32. Salt’N’Pepa – “You Showed Me” Salt’N’Pepa’s latest single has been yoyo-ing up and down the upper half of the chart for some weeks, but does so no longer as they fall sixteen places.
31. The Beautiful South – “Old Red Eyes Is Back” …and so are The Beautiful South back! Another of this week’s new entry’s welcomes the band back to the top 40 for the first time since their number one, “A Little Time”, in the Autumn of 1990!
30. Cliff Richard – “This New Year” Cliff’s Christmas effort this year missed the number one spot and leaves the chart this week, but he’s back with some new year cheer with this new entry!
29. Des’ree – “Feels So High” Making her very first appearance in the top 40 this week is UK singer and songwriter Des’ree with this song that came out last year and missed this part of the chart. Not the second time around as Des’ree joins us and feels ever so high having done so!
28. Stone Roses – “Waterfall” The Stone Roses have released or re-released eight tracks from their 1989 debut album and here comes the ninth, which score the band an seventh top 40 entry.
27. Sugar Cubes – “Hit” There’s another UK chart debut next for Icelandic band, the Sugar Cubes, who have been together since 1986 but despite three number one’s on the UK Indie chart, have never reached the heights of the top 40 singles sales chart. That all changes today…!
26. Blue Pearl – “Can You Feel The Passion?” Blue Pearl score a new entry this week, their third inside the top 40 and the group’s first since “Little Brother” back in the Autumn of 1990.
25. Jason Donovan – “Joseph Megamix” With a clear out of the top twenty and the chart as a whole this week, Jason Donovan‘s megamix from the Joseph musical slides twelve places and leaves the stage.
24. Human Resource – “The Complete Dominator” Also going down and out of the upper half of the chart are Human Resource with their ‘complete’ dominator, which has been much more successful than their first attempt.
23. Simply Red – “Stars” Simply Red are looking for the stars for the very first time outside the top twenty as the title track of their number one album goes down eleven places.
22. Erasure – “Am I Right?” remix Vince and Andy‘s recent sombre single from the “Chorus” album leaves the chart this week only to be replaced by a remixed version to pick us all up in the true Erasure tradition.
21. Kiss – “God Gave Rock and Roll To You” Veteran American band Kiss are back in the UK top 40 for the first time 1987 with their version of a song originally recorded by British band Argent, which comes from the recent ‘Bill And Ted’s Bogus Journey’ film and soundtrack album.
20. Lisa Stansfield – “All Woman” With all her chart buddies leaving or sliding this week, Lisa Stansfield bucks that trend and becomes this week’s first climber as she takes her latest single into the top twenty, up two places.
19. Martika – “Martika’s Kitchen” Dropping two places is Martika as she clears away her festive plates and dishes and, hopefully, she’s turned that oven off now…?(!)
18. Senseless Things – “Easy To Smile” British band Senseless Things have been trying for a top 40 chart hit for five years now and finally make it today with a top twenty debut with a track from their second studio album, “The First Of Too Many”, released last year.
17. Isotonik – “Different Strokes” DJ and producer Chris Paul goes by the name of Isotonik and he too makes his chart debut this week with his very first single release!
16. Digital Orgasm – “Running Out Of Time” Digital Orgasm keep running…their first top 40 hit is up three more places this week and after five weeks, they show no signs of running out of it.
15. East Side Beat – “Ride Like The Wind” This week, East Side Beat are not running or riding against the wind as they pause for a break and get a non-mover with their cover of Christopher Cross’ hit.
14. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Rubbish” Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine are back with another top twenty new entry this week, the follow up to their previous and first, “After The Watershed”, three months ago.
13. CeCe Peniston – “We Got A Love Thang” There’s a big new entry for American dance diva CeCe Peniston this week in the UK as the follow up to her top thirty single, “Finally”, lands only a few places short of the top ten.
12. Brian May – “Driven By You” Queen’s Brian May loves going down two places at a time. He’s done it for the last three weeks and he’s at it again this week, as he leaves the top ten…down two places!
11. Guns’N’Roses – “Live And Let Die” Also out of the top ten are Guns’N’Roses with their cover of the 1973 James Bond theme from Wings, which slips five places, having made an entry in the top five, four weeks ago.
10. Prodigy – “Everybody In The Place” Of the eighteen new entry’s this week, this is the highest and it’s back into the top ten in week one for the Prodigy with the follow up to “Charly”, as they plan to continue their success of 1991 into 1992.
9. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl” Last week’s highest new entry came from Wet Wet Wet and this week they are the highest climbers, up eleven places and back into the top ten for the very first time in nearly three years.
8. George Michael and Elton John – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” Just one Elton John song in the top 40 this week and it’s the former number one with George Michael, which is down four places and out of the top five.
7. Shaft – “Roobarb And Custard” Shaft climb two places with their rave/dance take on the 70’s kids cartoon theme, the latest in a line of remixed children’s TV program tunes to grave the chart in the last twelve months.
6. Diana Ross – “When You Tell Me That You Love Me” Diana Ross‘ most successful single for five years falls three places this week and out of the top five, where it has been for the past five weeks.
5. Kym Sims – “Too Blind To See It” HOORAH! Good news at long last for Kym Sims! Having been a non-mover for the last four weeks in the same position, she moves UP two places with her debut single and into the UK top five!
4. Hammer – “Addams Groove” Also going up is (MC) Hammer with the title theme to the new live action ‘Addams Family’ film, which climbs four places to give the man his first top five hit here since “U Can’t Touch This” in 1990.
3. Right Said Fred – “Don’t Talk, Just Kiss” Going up two places are Right Said Fred and Jocelyn Brown with their duet/collaboration, giving the boys their second top three hit out of two singles released. Can they equal their biggest seller this time next week though?
2. The KLF and Tammy Wynette – “Justified And Ancient” Having moved into second place last week, The KLF and Country singer Tammy Wynette decide to stay put one more, having been in the top three for a whole month now.
1. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Staying on top of the lot for a whole month now are Queen as their former 1975 number one remains the biggest seller for a fourth week and becomes the first number one of 1992, along with “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”. Can they make it to the magic five, or will Right Said Fred, Hammer, Kym Sims, or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
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