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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 9th February 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 9th 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 3rd to Saturday 8th 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 fifteen new entrys, seven climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Dream Frequency featuring Debbie Sharp – “Feel So Real”
Dream Frequency’s latest has been rising higher by the week, but takes a ‘sharp’ drop, along with Debbie Sharp, this week of seventeen places.

39. Buffy Sainte-Marie – “The Big Ones Get Away”
Buffy Sainte-Marie is a Canadian singer who has been recording since 1965 and was last seen on the UK singles chart way back in 1971 with “Soldier Blue”. Twenty one years later, she makes her comeback with this song that is the first to come from a new album she has just finished off.

38. Madness – “It Must Be Love”
It’s been eleven years since Madness were last on the chart with this song, but thanks to a new greatest hits album they have coming out, the song is back in the top 40, and so are Madness for the first time in six years.

37. The Wonder Stuff – “Welcome To The Cheap Seats”
The Wonder Stuff and Kirsty MacColl tumble twenty three places this week with their ‘duet’, which makes it a full month on the chart.

36. Son’z Of A Loop-De-Loop Era – “Far Out”
Now here’s a different name not seen before on the UK singles chart! Son’z Of A Loop-De-Loop Era are better known as Daniel Whiddett to his friends and family and this is his second single, but first to reach the top 40.

35. Jah Wobble – “Visions Of You”
Jah Wobble, in the meantime, was new to the chart last week, having been active for more than a decade in music. The song is up three places in its second week.

34. Definition Of Sound – “Moira Jane’s Cafe”
Definition Of Sound were also new last week with their second single to chart top 40, although this one is reluctant to go as far as the first, and stays just where it came in seven days ago.

33. Manic Street Preachers – “You Love Us”
We loved them last week, but no more, as the Manic Street Preachers best charting song is down seventeen places and out of the top twenty.

32. Texas – “Alone With You”
Scottish band, Texas, made their debut three years ago with “I Don’t Want A Lover”, and that became their only top 40 showing…until today, as the band come back to the chart with a new album that was released late last year.

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31. Ce Ce Peniston – “We Got A Love Thang”
Ce Ce Peniston‘s latest manages six weeks on the chart and it peaked at number six alas. Six is involved also in this weeks movement, down sixteen places.

30. Sounds Of Blackness – “Optimistic”
US group Sounds Of Blackness formed in 1969 but have only been recording their ‘sounds’ in the past few years. This was their debut single, released last year. There have been two since, but a re-issue sees them join the UK top 40 for the very first time.

29. Tina Turner – “Love Thing”
No stranger to our chart is Tina Turner. She gets a new entry with another new track from her double Platinum selling best of album from last year, “Simply The Best”.

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28. Europe – “I’ll Cry For You”
Europe made their return to the UK top 40 last week for the first time in nearly four years and take their newest song up five places this week.

27. Diana Ross – “The Force Behind The Power”
Coming back to the top 40 is Diana Ross with the second single from her current album, which is also the title track.

26. DNA featuring Sharon Redd – “Can You Handle It?”
DNA and Sharon Redd could handle it quite well last week as their collaboration went into the top twenty, but the come back out again as the song falls nine places.

25. The Brand New Heavies – “Dream Come True”
We welcome British band The Brand New Heavies to the UK top 40 for the first time this week. They formed in London in 1985 and released their debut single three years later. The group released their debut album back in 1990 and this is one of the songs from it.

24. Orbital – “Mutations” (EP)
Orbital make their first top 40 appearance of 1992 this week with another EP. This is the follow up to last years “III” and debuts higher than that one reached.

23. The Prodigy – “Everybody In The Place”
The Prodigy are down twelve places and out of the upper half of the chart this week with the second single of their career.

22. Julia Fordham – “Love Moves (In Mysterious Ways)”
As is Julia Fordham, with her highest charting single to date, which made it into that section of the chart but drops back out again, down three places.

21. Michael Bolton – “Steel Bars”
Michael Bolton‘s latest came onto the chart last week and climbs eight places in week two, which is in fact this week’s highest.

20. The Wedding Present – “Go-go Dancer”
In their effort to release a new song every month this year, The Wedding Present are back with a new entry, which is also their second of 1992!

19. Cicero – “Love Is Everywhere”
(Dave) Cicero was one of last week’s joint highest climbers with his first single to make the UK top 40. He moves into the top twenty with the song that goes up three places.

18. James – “Born Of Frustration”
James must be frustrated this week as they were hoping their latest song would bag them another top ten hit. Not so, as it falls back five places.

17. Pearl Jam – “Alive”
American band Peal Jam make a big UK chart debut this week with their debut single, which was released Stateside late last year and made the top twenty on their Rock chart.

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16. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
The former number one from Queen still lingers on. Their 1975 recording along with “These Are The Days Of Our Lives” leaves the top ten for the first time as it drops six places.

15. Genesis – “I Can’t Dance”
Genesis were blessed with good new last week as this song went back up the chart. But this week, they too leave the top ten, down seven places.

14. Kiss – “God Gave Rock And Roll To You”
Following them are Kiss with their latest UK top ten hit, which is down five places, five weeks after their joined the top 40.

13. The Temptations – “My Girl”
The Temptations recorded and released this song back in 1964 and took it to the top of the US singles chart. Now thanks to a new movie, the song come back and it’s already beaten its previous UK chart high with this new entry!

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12. Simply Red – “For Your Babies”
The third single from Simply Red’s latest album was new on this time last week and climbs six places, hoping for a top ten placing in another seven days time…

11. Primal Scream – “Dixie-Narco” EP
Last week’s highest new entry was from Primal Scream with this EP and they too will be hoping for a top ten entry next week as the song goes up just one place this week.

10. The Jesus And Mary Chain – “Reverence”
The Jesus And Mary Chain were last in the top ten back in 1987 with “April Skies” and its been two years since we last heard form them. This week, they come back with this big new entry and a new album on the way.

9. Ride – “Leave Them All Behind”
Ride have been chipping away at the UK singles chart for nearly two years now. They scored their first top twenty hit last year and with this new entry, they net their very first top ten hit!

8. Kicks Like A Mule – “The Bouncer”
…which is what Kicks Like A Mule did last week with their very first top ten entry. Sadly, seven days on, the band slip back one place with it.

7. Kylie Minogue – “Give Me Just A Little More Time”
Also going down, four places this week, is Kylie with her higher charting cover of Chairmen Of The Board‘s 1970 original, which has been the most successful single yet from last years “Let’s Get To It” album.

6. Michael Jackson – “Remember The Time”
This week’s highest new entry sees Michael Jackson back in the chart with the second single to come from his album, “Dangerous”, which was also released last year.

5. Curtis Stigers – “I Wonder Why”
Curtis Stigers wonders why with his debut single and he may wonder why he advances no further this week with it, as the song is a non-mover.

4. The Pasadenas – “I’m Doing Fine Now”
Also going nowhere are The Pasadenas with their best placed single to date. Still one place higher than “Tribute” attained back in 1988 and going nowhere this week.

3. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone”
Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited were hoping to better their first single, when they moved into second place last week. Alas, the follow up drops back one place and out of contention this week.

2. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay”
It’s been another great week for Shakespear’s Sister as their latest and highest peaking offering goes up four places, proving Siobhan and Marcella are definitely here to ‘stay’.

1. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl”
Which means that forth a fourth week running, Wet Wet Wet stay top of the pile, just as they did back in 1988 with their first number one. But can they make it five in a row, or will Shakespear’s Sister 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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