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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 26th January 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 26th 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 20th to Saturday 25th 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 eight new entrys, eleven climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Marc Almond – “My Hand Over My Heart”
Marc Almond was hoping for some good news this week with his newest single hitting the top 40 seven days ago. Sadly, the song actually drops seven places in week two!

39. Ronny Jordan – “So What”
British guitarist Ronny Jordan joins the UK top 40 this week for the very first time and with his debut single, which will feature on his very first album, that is due out in a few months time.

38. Lisa Stansfield – “All Woman”
Lisa Stansfield is still proving that she’s all woman for a seventh week on the chart with the second single from her album, “Real Love”, which falls ten places.

37. Voice Of The Beehive – “Perfect Place”
Voice Of The Beehive‘s perfect place is in the UK top 40. They’ve been here four time before and this is the fifth and their latest release is up two places in week two.

36. Marathon – “Movin'”
Also ‘movin’ on up in their second week are producers Marathon’s debut single, which moves up just one place higher.

35. Cicero – “Love Is Everywhere”
Our next new entry is also a top 40 debut for British songwriter and producer, Dave Cicero. This is his second single, but becomes his first to make it to the all important big 40.


34. Diana Ross – “When You Tell Me That You Love Me”
Diana Ross‘ latest single has clocked up ten weeks in the UK top 40 now, but after a gentle decline from second place, she takes a whopping slide of sixteen places this week.

33. Blessing – “Highway 5”
Blessing drove onto highway 5 last week and into the UK top 40 for the very first time with this single, which moves just one lane over in its second week.

32. Julia Fordham – “Love Moves (In Mysterious Ways)”
We welcome Julia Fordham back to the top 40 this week with new material and a new album that’s coming out this Spring. The last time we heard from her was with “Happy Ever After” back in 1988!

31. Cappella featuring Loleatta Holloway – “Take Me Away”
Cappella and singer Loleatta Holloway seem to be doing just what the song title describes as their collaboration takes a nose dive of six places this week.

30. The Beautiful South – “Old Red Eyes Is Back”
The first single from The Beautiful South’s last album went to number one (“A Little Time”) in 1990. The lead single from their next one has not, as the song falls back eight places this week.

29. Right Said Fred – “Don’t Talk, Just Kiss”
Right Said Fred and guest singer Jocelyn Brown make it nine weeks on the chart with their Christmas ‘duet’, which leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down thirteen places.

28. DNA featuring Sharon Reed – “Can You Handle It?”
DNA are back with a new entry this week. The “Tom’s Diner” and Kylie’s “Shocked” producers have a new singer with Sharon Reed and make their top 40 return of their own accord.

27. Manic Street Preachers – “You Love Us”
The Manic Street Preachers also have a new entry this week with the follow up to “Love’s Sweet Exile” last year. That reached No.26, so can this one go any further?


26. Daisy Chainsaw – “Love Your Money”
Daisy Chainsaw same into the UK top 40 for the very first time last week with their debut single and enjoy an even better second week, as the song climbs nine places.

25. Public Enemy – “Shut Em Down”
Not having a better second week are Public Enemy with their latest release, which drops four places and misses out on a top twenty spot.

24. Dream Frequency featuring Debbie Sharp – “Feel So Real”
Going the other way in their second wee are producers Dream Frequency and singer Debbie Sharp, who take their brand new song up five places.

23. Clivilles and Cole – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
Clivilles and Cole aka C&C Music Factory, but on their own, have done their version of this U2 80’s classic with new vocals and some of Bono’s original. The song went up last week but goes down eight places this week.

22. James – “Born Of Frustration”
James come back to the chart with another new song and a new entry this week. It follows “Sound” from November and, of course, their huge hit of last year, “Sit Down”.

21. The Sugarcubes – “Hit”
Iceland’s Sugarcubes have finally had a UK chart ‘hit’ with this single, which rose into the top twenty, but comes back out this week, down four places.

20. Mariah Carey – “Can’t Let Go”
Mariah Carey has been climbing for three weeks now and this week is her best yet as she returns to the UK top twenty, up eleven places.

19. Paula Abdul – “Vibeology”
Paula Abdul‘s ‘vibeology’ last week was to be the highest climber. She fails to build on that blast as her latest UK chart hit is a non-mover this week.

18. Hammer – “Addams Groove”
The Addams family groove from (MC) Hammer is down six places this week, now with seven weeks in the upper half of the UK chart.

17. Kym Sims – “Too Blind To See It”
Also going down this week is Kym Sims, nine places for her and out of the top ten with her debut single, which has spend nearly two months there.

16. Des’ree – “Feel So High”
Time for some UK music and Des’ree‘s debut single and first top 40 hit has been climbing higher since she joined us four weeks ago, but does so no longer as she too takes a fall, of just three places.

15. Blue Pearl – “Can You Feel The Passion?”
Also going backwards are Blue Pearl with the biggest chart hit since 1990, slipping back one place this week as their passion begins to die.

14. The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette – “Justified And Ancient”
The KLF and Country singer Tammy Wynette have not been outside the top ten since their latest arrived in early December. This week they do as the song goes down four places.

13. Kicks Like A Mule – “The Bouncer”
British producers Richard Russell and Nick Halkes call themselves Kicks Like A Mule and they kick off 1992 with the release of their debut single, which makes a bold entry into the chart this week.

12. The Pasadenas – “I’m Doing Fine Now”
Ahead of them is this week’s highest new entry of all from The Pasadenas, who have covered a 1973 song by New York City to bring them back to the top twenty for the very first time since 1988’s “Riding On A Train”.


11. Ce Ce Peniston – “We Got A Love Thang”
Not a good week for Ce Ce Peniston as her biggest UK charting single so far goes down five places and slides out of the top ten.

10. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay”
It’s been a great week for Shakespear’s Sister as their newest track puts the duo back into the UK top ten for the first time in three years with a big climb of seventeen places.

9. Genesis – “I Can’t Dance”
Genesis can’t dance and it seems they can’t climb any higher as their latest goes down two places and back to where they came in three weeks ago.

8. The Wonder Stuff – “Welcome To The Cheap Seats”
The Wonder Stuff are back in the top ten this week, up three places, and this time with Kirsty MacColl joining them, who was last seen walking down Madison.

7. Curtis Stigers – “I Wonder Why”
American singer Curtis Stigers came into the UK top 40 last week for the very first time and seven days later, wins the trophy for the biggest climb of all, as he powers into the top ten, up nineteen places.

6. Kiss – “God Gave Rock And Roll To You”
It looks as if the number four spot will be Kiss’ favourite UK chart position as their latest can only match “Crazy Crazy Nights” peak and takes two steps backward this week.

5. The Prodigy – “Everybody In The Place”
The Prodigy are down two this week with the follow up to “Charly”, which keeps them in the top five for a third week.

4. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
The former number one from Queen, along with “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”, take two steps down this week and also stays top five, where it has been for the entire time since it joined us.

3. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone”
Ray and Anita asked us if we were all ready for this with their last song and with a climb of six places, they mean business once again. But can they take this song that one place higher than their last?

2. Kylie Minogue – “Give Me Just A Little More Time”
Back in 1970. Chairmen Of The Board took their original of this song to No.3 here in the UK. Twenty one years on and Kylie betters that, as last week’s highest new entry goes up three places, which also gives Kylie her highest charting single for nearly two years!

1. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl”
But for a second week, it’s Wet Wet Wet holding on to the top spot with their second number one single. But they have some competition next week. Can Kylie or 2 Unlimited claim pole position, or will the Wet’s bag a third week? 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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