UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 12th 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 6th to Saturday 11th January 1992.
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 ten new entrys, eleven climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Crystal Waters – “Crystal Megamix” Crystal Waters came back to the chart last week with her megamix of tracks from the past twelve months, but it drops one place, seven days later.
39. Convert – “Nightbird” Dance act and producers, Convert, make their UK chart debut with this week’s first new entry, which is also their debut single!
38. Status Quo – “Rock Till You Drop” The Quo are back for 1992 with new music and they also get a new entry this week, following in from their two parter “Anniversary Waltz’s”.
37. Mariah Carey – “Can’t Let Go” The second single from Mariah Carey’s latest album, “Emotions”, gained entry this time last week and climbs three places in week two.
36. Brian May – “Driven By You” Brian May’s first solo hit single has been driving about for six weeks in and outside the top ten, but he really takes a back seat this week as the song slides twenty four places!
34. Simply Red – “Stars” Simply Red have been seeing stars in the top 40 for two months now with the first top ten hit to come from the album of the same name. It’s down eleven this week.
33. Human Resource – “The Complete Dominator” Human Resource have made it five weeks this time with the ‘complete’ version of their earlier release. This week, they are down nine places.
32. Martika – “Martika’s Kitchen” Martika notches up two months on the UK single chart with the second single to come from the album of the same name and she leaves the top twenty, down thirteen places.
31. Cappella featuring Loleatta Holloway – “Take Me Away” Cappella make a chart return for 1992, three years after the dance act were last in the top 40 and they’ve joined up with 70’s singer, Loleatta Holloway for this new entry and not an Anticappella in sight!
30. Kingmaker – “Idiots At The wheel” EP UK band King maker, formed two years ago and have released three EP’s to date. None of them have made it this far, but the fourth does and we welcome them to the top 40 for the very first time.
29. Paula Abdul – “Vibeology” No stranger to the UK chart is Paula Abdul, who returns in 1992 with this new entry and the follow up to last year’s smash hit, “Rush Rush”.
28. East Side Beat – “Ride Like The Wind” East Side Beat’s cover of Christopher Cross’ 1980 hit has been floating about in the upper half of the chart for two months now and was a non-mover last week. They leave and fall thirteen places.
27. The Stone Roses – “Waterfall” Moving up one place are The Stone Roses with yet another single to come from their 1989 studio album, which is the seventh in all, to date.
26. The Wedding Present – “Blue Eyes” British band, The Wedding Present, have set themselves a goal this year. To release a new single EVERY month of this year, and also to get 12 top 40 hits in the space of twelve months! So we start with this one and look forward to eleven more…
25. Guns’N’Roses – “Live And Let Die” Guns’N’Roses rework of the 1973 James Bond anthem is down fourteen places this week, leaving the top twenty for the very first time.
24. George Michael and Elton John – “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” Falling straight out of the top ten are former number one’s, George Michael and Elton John, with the live and latest version of Elton’s earlier hit, which tumbles sixteen places.
23. Digital Orgasm – “Running Out Of Time” Five weeks on and it can now be confirmed that Digital Orgasm HAVE run out of time as their debut single drops seven places.
22. The Beautiful South – “Old Red Eyes Is Back” The Beautiful South will release their third studio album this year and this is the lead single from it. It came on to the chart last week and rises nine places in its second.
21. Lisa Stansfield – “All Woman” Lisa Stansfield crept into the top twenty last week with her latest single, but slips back one place this week and in doing so, returns to the top thirty.
20. Clivilles and Cole – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” Robert Clivilles and David Cole usually go by the name of C&C Music Factory, but for this version of U2’s 1984 hit, they’ve decided to use their full surnames. It also gives them a big new entry back into the top twenty this week.
19. Sugarcubes – “Hit” Icelandic band, the Sugarcubes, made their UK top 40 debut last week, finally, with this single, which will feature on their upcoming third studio album. Seven days on from their debut, the song climbs nine places.
18. Senseless Things – “Easy To Smile” Senseless Things also made their chart debut last week and straight into the top twenty with this song, but seven days on, they go nowhere as a non-mover.
17. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Rubbish” Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine were another of last week’s big intake of new songs, but a week later and they are dropping three places.
16. Des’ree – “Feels So High” London based singer Des’ree was another of last week’s new entries and for the very first time as well. She will be feeling ever so high as not only is she up thirteen places, but she’s also the highest climber of the lot!
15. Blue Pearl – “Can You Feel The Passion?” Blue Pearl are also going up in week two, eleven places for them, as they make their return to the upper half of the chart for the first time in nearly two years.
14. Michael Jackson – “Black Or White (Clivilles & Cole Mix)” Robert and David are back again with a second new entry this week and it’s with a remix of a more recent song, a former number one in fact, from Michael Jackson, only two months ago.
13. Diana Ross – “When You Tell Me That You Love Me” Michael’s friend, Diana Ross, is one above him this week as she leaves the top ten for the very first time, down seven places, after two whole months on the chart.
12. Isotonik – “Different Strokes” Producer and DJ, Isotonik, made his chart debut last week with this song and enjoys an ever better second, as the song climbs five places.
11. Shaft – “Roobarb And Custard” The two go together very well both as a dessert and as a sweet and so did the cartoon characters back in the 1970’s. This dance version has been top ten for three weeks, but is down four places and out, this week.
10. Genesis – “I Can’t Dance” The highest of this week’s new entries comes from Genesis and it sees them return to the top ten for a second time in three months with the follow up to “No Son Of Mine” and the sort of title track from their new album, “We Can’t Dance”.
9. Kiss – “God Gave Rock And Roll To You” American rockers Kiss were last in the UK top ten back in 1987 with “Crazy Crazy Nights” and after nearly five years, they are back. Last week’s chart entry moves up twelve places.
8. Right Said Fred – “Don’t Talk, Just Kiss” Right Said Fred and guest singer, Jocelyn Brown, have been present in the top five for over a month now, but their presence is no longer wished for as they drop five places this week.
7. Ce Ce Peniston – “We Got A Love Thang” American dance artist Ce Ce Peniston got her first UK top twenty hit last week and she wins her first UK top ten hit this week with a climb of six places.
6. Hammer – “Addams Groove” The former MC, Mr. Hammer, got his first top five hit for over a year last week, but seven days later, he bombs out, down two, with the main title track from the latest, live action Addams family film.
5. Kym Sims – “Too Blind To See It” Kym Sims finally made a move last week into the top five, having been a non-mover for a whole month. She returns to that stance this week, just inside the top five once again.
4. The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette – “Justified And Ancient” The KLF and Country singer Tammy Wynette have been in the top five for seven weeks ever since they arrived, but after roaming most of the land, the song drops two places this week.
3. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl” Coming back to the UK top three for the first time since 1988 are Wet Wet Wet, who were last week’s highest climbers and move up six more places, seven days on.
2. The Prodigy – “Everybody In The Place” The Prodigy were last week’s highest new entry and they were one place lower than Wet Wet Wet. This week they go up eight and over their heads, with their second single.
1. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” But for a fifth week running, Queen remain the biggest selling single of all with their former 1975 number one and their newest recording, “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”. Can they make it a sixth, or will The Prodigy, Wet Wet Wet or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…
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