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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 19th January 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 19th 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 13th to Saturday 18th 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 twelve new entrys, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Digital Orgasm – “Running Out Of Time”
Digital Orgasm are now very definitely running out of time and almost running out of the chart as their debut hit single drops seventeen places this week.

39. Voice Of The Beehive – “Perfect Place”
Voice Of The Beehive are back for a third slice of “Honey Lingers” with this week’s first new entry, the follow up to 1991’s “I Think I Love You” and “Monsters And Angels”.


38. Status Quo – “Rock Till You Drop”
The Quo were one of last week’s new admissions but in week two, they fail to do very much with that as this song stays in the same spot as they came in.

37. Marathon – “Movin'”
Marathon are a production team that consits of Matt Wenzel, Moritz von Oswald and Ralf Hertwig, and they released two singles back in 1989, which didn’t do too much at all. Third time lucky as the trio gain entry to the UK top 40 for the very first time.

36. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “Rubbish”
What do you think of it so far? RUBBISH! Three weeks on and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’s latest single falls nineteen places.

35. Daisy Chainsaw – “Love Your Money”
British band Daisy Chainsaw have been together for just over two years now and its taken them that klong to record and album and release this, their very first single, which is a new entry in the top 40, this week!

34. The Blessing – “Highway 5”
In a week of first time top 40 entries, here comes another from another British band, The Blessing, who released this track last year, but kick of 1992 with a top 40 chart entry, second time around.

33. Marc Almond – “My Hand Over My Heart”
Mac Almond made his chart debut over a decade ago and has been popping up ever since. He has a new album coning out this year and this is the first single from it, which is a new entry this week.


32. Kingmaker – “Idiots At The Wheel” EP
Kingmaker made their top 40 debut this time last week with their latest EP, which slips back two placesm seven days on.

31. Mariah Carey – “Can’t Let Go”
Mariah Carey can’t let go at the moment with her latest single, which has already gone to No.2 in America. Last week it went up three places, here in the UK, and it doubles that in week three.

30. Senseless Things – “Easy To Smile”
Senseless Things entered the top 40 for the first time two weeks ago and have been residing in the same spot ever since. The move they do make this week is down twelve places.

29. Dream Frequency feat. Debbie Sharp – “Feel So Real”
Dream Frequency are new to the top 40 this week with this new entry, featuring vocalist Debbie Sharp. The band have released two singles to date, neither of which have made it this far.

28. Lisa Stansfield – “All Woman”
Lisa Stansfield IS all woman and for a sixth week, she’s also in the top 40 with her latest single, which is down seven places.

27. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay”
Shakespear’s Sister – Marcella Detroit and former Bananarama Shiobhan Fahey – are back for 1992 with a new album and this new entry, their first since their 1989 debut with “You’re History”.

26. Curtis Stigers – “I Wonder Why”
There’s a new entry and a UK chart debut next for singer and songwriter Curtis Stigers, who released this song and his debut album in America last year. This track went top ten, so he will be hoping to do the same over here very soon…


25. Cappella feat. Loleatta Holloway – “Take Me Away”
Like Shakespear’s Sister, Cappella made their chart debut in 1989 and they came back to the top 40 last week with Loleatta Holloway. Seven days later and they are up six places.

24. Shaft – “Roobarb And Custard”
Shaft’s rave take on the classic children’s cartoon of the 1970’s was top ten two weeks ago but slies out of the top twenty this week, down thirteen places.

23. Isotonik – “Different Strokes”
As does Isotonik’s debut single, which went up last week and comes back down this week, eleven places and out of the upper half of the chart.

22. The Beautiful South – “Old Red Eyes Is Back”
The Beautiful South are also back with this first taster of their upcoming third studio album, which is a non-mover on this week’s chart.

21. Public Enemy – “Shut Em Down”
Public Enemy return to the UK top 40 this week with the second single to come from their most recent album, “Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black”.

20. Michael Jackson – “Black Or White”
Robert Clivilles and David Cole have two songs on the chart still this week. This one was a remix of Jacko’s former number one and it was a new entry on last week’s chart. In week two, it falls six places.

19. Paula Abdul – “Vibeology”
Paula Abdul has vibeology with her latest single, which shoots up ten places to become this week’s highest climber and returns the lady to the UK top twenty for the fourth time, so far.

18. Diana Ross – “When You Tell Me That You Love Me”
Diana Ross is still going strong in the top twenty, nine weeks after her arrival with this track, which drops five places. Now that’s the force behind the power!

17. The Sugarcubes – “Hit”
Icelandic band, The Sugarcubes have wanted a hit in the UK for five years and with this track, they’ve done it. It’s up two more places this week!

16. Right Said Fred – “Don’t Talk, Just Kiss”
Richard, Craig and Rob are Right Said Fred and along with Jocely Brown, that makes four! While they don’t like to talk and instead prefer to kiss, the quartet are doing it eight places lower this week.

15. Clivilles and Cole – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
Clivilles and Cole are back. Their second new entry from last week, which was this remix of U2’s 1984 top ten hit, is going up the chart, five places higher.

14. Blue Pearl – “Can You Feel The Passion?”
Also going up are Blue Pearl, down dried out from dancing naked in the rain in 1990, their latest and biggest hit since, is up one more spot this week.

13. Des’ree – “Feels So High”
Des’ree continues to feel so much higher with her re-issued debut single, which is three places higher than she’s ever been before.

12. Hammer – “Addams Groove”
Hammer time next and the former MC is down six places with the title track from the live action Addams Family film, which has been raking in the tickets and seat at cinema’s across the world.

11. The Wonder Stuff – “Welcome To The Cheap Seats”
The Wonder Stuff are back with a big new entry this week, following their first number one with Vic Reeves late last year. This one is another track from their album last year, “Never Loved Elvis”.


10. The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette – “Justified And Ancient”
The KLF and Tammy Wynette manage two whole months in the top ten with this song, confirming that they are indeed justified in doing so, even if the song falls six places.

9. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone”
Ray and Anita – 2 Unlimited – are back this week with the follow up to their enormous debut hit, “Get Ready For This”, wand this time they debut in the top ten in week one!

8. Kym Sims – “Too Blind To See It”
Kym Sims has been in the UK top ten for seven weeks with her debut single, four of which have been as a non-mover. It looks like her time is done for now as the song is down three places.

7. Genesis – “I Can’t Dance”
Genesis may say they can’t dance, but with last week’s highest new entry, they were proving otherwise. Which continues this week with a climb of three places.

6. Ce Ce Peniston – “We Got A Love Thang”
Ce Ce Peniston continues to improve upon her best UK chart placing with her second single this week, which is up one more place, doing its ‘thang’.

5. Kylie Minogue – “Give Me Just A Little More Time”
Kylie is back with not only her first top ten new entry since “Shocked” last year, but also with this week’s highest of all, which is a cover of a 1970 Charimen Of The Board song that went top three here back then. She’s only two steps away from them with entry!

4. Kiss – “God Gave Rock And Roll To You”
Kiss peaked at No.4 back in 1987 with “Crazy Crazy Nights”, their best ever here in the UK. Four years later, the American rockers are back, up five places, but can they better it next week…?

3. The Prodigy – “Everybody In The Place”
The Prodigy were hoping for their first number one last week with their second single, but alas, they do move one place this week, in the wrong direction.

2. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
There is a change at the top, however, which means Queen are off the top after five weeks there and down one place with the former Christmas 1991 number one.

1. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl”
Taking pole position and up two places this week are Wet Wet Wet, back at number one for the first time since “With A Little Help From My Friends” in 1988. They spent four weeks on top that time, so can they make it at least half that this time next week? Or will Kiss, Kylie, Ce Ce or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…

Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!

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