wet wet wet 1992

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 2nd February 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 2nd February 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 27th January to Saturday 1st February 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 nine new entrys, fourteen climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. Clivilles and Cole – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
Robert Cliville and David Cole‘s new/remix version of U2’s old hit , with added vocals, is still with us…just. The song goes down seventeen places this week.

39. Hammer – “Addams Groove”
Hammer is taken a much bigger hit this week as his Addams family ‘groove’ plummets twenty one places, having been on the chart for eight weeks.

38. Jah Wobble – “Visions Of You”
John Wardle likes to be known as Jah Wobble. He’s been ‘doing’ it since the 1970’s, but today, he gains entry to the top 40 for the very first time, along with vocals from none other than Sinead O’Connor!

37. Thousand Yard Stare – “Comeuppance” EP
Making their top 40 debut this week are British band Thousand Yard Stare, who formed in 1989 and have released SIX EP’s today. This is number seven and it brings them commercial success at last.

36. Mega City Four – “Stop”
Continuing with the trend, Mega City Four are another British band who are new to the top 40 this week. They formed in 1987 ad have released three albums and a number of singles so far. This is the lead track from their upcoming fourth album, which is due out this year.

35. The Sugarcubes – “Hit”
The Sugarcubes were new only five weeks ago. Their first ever UK chart ‘hit’ stays with us but goes down fourteen places.

34. Definition of Sound – “Moira Jane’s Cafe”
Definition of Sound are back for 1992 for a second top 40 entry. They made the top twenty last year with “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”, so will be hoping for at least a second one.

33. Europe – “I’ll Cry For You”
You thought the final countdown was history, well here come Europe once again! Joey Tempest and the boys are back in the UK top 40 for the first time since 1988’s “Superstitious”.

32. Ronny Jordan – “So What”
Singer Ronny Jordan made his UK chart debut last week and enjoys more success in week, two with a climb of seven places.

31. Teenage Fanclub – “What You Do To Me” EP
Another EP and another new entry this week comes from Scottish band, Teenage Fanclub, who also make their top 40 debut, having had a near miss last year with “Star Sign”, which stalled at No.44.

30. The Blessing – “Highway 5”
The Blessing continue their assault on the top 40 with their debut entry, which is up again this week, three more places and into the top thirty.

29. Michael Bolton – “Steel Bars”
Michael Bolton is back with a new entry this week and this time with something original as the follow up to his previous top ten hit, “When A Man Loves A Woman”.

28. Paula Abdul – “Vibeology”
Having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, Paula Abdul vibes her way down the chart, nine places lower with her latest release.

27. Daisy Chainsaw – “Love Your Money”
Also going down with their very first UK top 40 showing are Daisy Chainsaw. They slip back one place, after three weeks on the chart.

26. The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette – “Justified And Ancient”
Accumulating ten weeks on the chart are The KLF and Country star Tammy Wynette. They leave the upper half of the top 40 this week, down twelve places.

25. Kym Sims – “Too Blind To See It”
Following them is Kym Sims, who came into the top thirty ten weeks ago too, but returns there after two months in the upper section, down eight places.

24. Blue Pearl – “Can You Feel The Passion?”
Blue Pearl make it five weeks with their latest, which drops nine places, which must mean a refreshed top twenty…

23. Dream Frequency featuring Debbie Sharp – “Feel So Real”
That does not include Dream Frequency and Debbie Sharp. Their collaboration can only life up one more place after three weeks on.

22. Cicero – “Love Is Everywhere”
Mr. Dave Cicero is loving it being in the top 40 for the very first time. He was new last week and with a climb of thirteen places, he is one of the two joint highest climbers of this week!

21. Mariah Carey – “Can’t Let Go”
Mariah Carey has let go of the UK top twenty this week, After one week in, the follow up to “Emotions”, drops back one place and out.

20. Des’ree – “Feels So High”
Des’ree manages to stay top twenty this week with her first ever chart hit. The single falls four places to remain a fourth week.

19. Julia Fordham – “Love Moves (In Mysterious Ways)”
The last time Julia Fordham was on the chart, she managed a top thirty hit single. With a climb of thirteen places, she betters that this time and she’s also this week’s other joint highest!

18. Simply Red – “For Your Babies”
Simply Red are back with a big new entry this week. This is the third single from the album, “Stars”, and it gives the band their third top twenty hit.

17. DNA featuring Sharon Redd – “Can You Handle It?”
Also back in the upper half of the chart are producers DNA for the first time since 1990. Their latest with singer Sharon Redd is up eleven places this week.

16. Manic Street Preachers – “You Love Us”
Making their very first appearance in the top twenty are Welsh band the Manic Street Preachers. Their latest becomes their biggest so far, also going up eleven places.

15. Ce Ce Peniston – “We Got A Love Thang”
Ce Ce Peniston‘s biggest UK chart hit so far dropped out of the top ten last week and the song falls again this week, just four places, however.

14. The Wonder Stuff – “Welcome To The Cheap Seats”
There will be no second number one for The Wonder Stuff this time as their latest with guest artist Kirsty MacColl drops out of the big ten, down six places.

13. James – “Born Of Frustration”
James enjoy a great second week on the chart that puts them back in the upper section of the top 40. Their new entry from last week is up nine places.

12. Primal Scream – “Dixie-narco” EP
This week’s highest new entry is another EP on the chart and it comes from Primal Scream, who return to the top twenty with their biggest hit since “Loaded” in early 1990.

11. The Prodigy – “Everybody In The Place”
Leaving the top ten this week are The Prodigy with their second single, which falls six places, so expect to newcomers in there.

10. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
We are the big ten with another fall of six places, this time it’s from Queen with their former number one, which also registers two months in the top ten.

9. Kiss – “God Gave Rock And Roll To You”
Kiss are down just three places with their second joint highest UK charting single. The band are putting the finishing touches to a new album that is due out this Spring.

8. Genesis – “I Can’t Dance”
There is some good new for Genesis this week. Their latest single, which went down last week, is one place higher, so perhaps they can dance after all?(!)

7. Kicks Like A Mule – “The Bouncer”
Kicks Like A Mule made their debut on the top 40 last week with the second highest new entry and improve on that in week two with a climb of six places to put them in the top ten.

6. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay”
Shakespear’s Sister reached number seven in 1989 with “You’re History”, with a climb of four places, they better that this week, by one place.

5. Curtis Stigers – “I Wonder Why”
Curtis Stigers wondered why he was last week’s highest climber when he came into the UK top ten for the very first time. This week, he takes the song further, two places higher, in fact.

4. The Pasadenas – “I’m Doing Fine Now”
Doing very fine too are The Pasadenas. They were last week’s highest new entry and take eight steps further up this week, which now makes this their highest charting single to date!

3. Kylie Minogue – “Give Me Just A Little More Time”
Kylie‘s cover of the Chairmen Of The Board classic became her biggest chart hit for nearly two years last week, but she drops back one place this week, so no fifth number one this time around.

2. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone”
Doing a swap with Kylie are 2 Unlimited, who move up one place, back to where they were two months ago with “Get Ready For This”. Can they go one better than that this time next week…?

1. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl”
Staying in pole position for a third week, however, are Wet Wet Wet, with their biggest hit since 1988 and the second single from their current album, “High On The Happy Side”. Can they make it a full month on top, or will 2 Unlimited, The Pasadenas or Curtis Stigers 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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