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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 16th February 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 16th 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 10th to Saturday 15th 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 eleven new entrys, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Army Of Lovers – “Crucified”
The Army Of Lovers are a Swedish group who formed in 1987 but only made their commercial debut in their home country two years ago. This track is the lead single from their second studio album and has already been a top ten hit back home. Today, they make their UK top 40 debut with it.

39. Buffy Sainte-Marie – “The Big Ones Get Away”
Canadian singer Buffy Sainte-Marie made her UK top 40 come back last week, two decades after her last hit here. The song remains top 40 but as a non-mover in week two.

38. Tina Turner – “Love Thing”
Tina Turner also debuted this latest single last week on the chart, but would have preferred a non-mover instead of going down nine places!

37. Orbital – “Mutations” EP
Following her are Orbital with their latest collection, which drops thirteen places, seven days after they arrived.

36. Zero B – “The EP”
More EP’s and this one comes from Zero B, who are Nick Coles and William Borez and who also make their UK top 40 debut today with this new entry.


35. Massive Attack – “Massive Attack” EP
Yet more EP’s and this one comes from Massive Attack, with their first chart entry of 1992, which is their first since last years “Blue Lines” album.

34. DJ Seduction – “Hardcore Heaven”
DJ Seduction is better known to his friends as John Kalkan and is a UK producer, who makes his chart debut this week, having previously tried with five other singles.

33. Everything But The Girl – “Covers” EP
It’s EP season as here comes another one, this time a collection of covers from Everything But The Girl, who make their top 40 comeback, having last been on the chart in 1988 with…a cover version!

32. Diana Ross – “The Force Behind The Power”
Diana Ross was hoping for a second top ten hit this week with the title track of her new album, but seven days on, the song falls five places.

31. Europe – “I’ll Cry For You”
And the final countdown has begun for Europe as their latest UK top 40 single goes down three places, their best performing for four years.

30. Kiss – “God Gave Rock And Roll To You”
Veteran American rockers, Kiss, leave the top twenty this week. Their song from the most recent Bill and Ted film is down a whopping sixteen places.

29. Ride – “Leave Them All Behind”
UK band Ride bagged their very first top ten hit this time last week, but in week two, the song plummets twenty places and right out of the upper half of the chart.

28. Sounds Of Blackness – “Optimistic”
Sounds Of Blackness made their top 40 debut last week with this re-issued track from last year and unlike all of their other chart newcomers, they actually go upwards, two places higher than they came in.

27. Cicero – “Love Is Everywhere”
Love may be everywhere, but it’s no longer in the top twenty for Cicero as his very first top 40 charting single goes down eight places.

26. Primal Scream – “Dixie Narco” EP
It look as if there will be a new top twenty this week as they continue to fall, this time it’s Primal Scream with their EP, which is down fifteen places.

25. Tears For Fears – “Laid So Low (Tears Run Down)”
Roland and Kurt of Tears For Fears are back with a new entry this week, two years after they were last with us with “Advice For The Young At Heart”.


24. The Brand New Heavies – “Dream Come True”
The Brand New Heavies make progress on their very first top 40 single, which seven days on finds itself one place higher than where it came in.

23. Genesis – “I Can’t Dance”
Genesis’ second single from the album, “We Can’t Dance”, leaves the top twenty this week, down eight places. The album has now surpassed double Platinum status!

22. James – “Born Of Frustration”
Following them are another British group, James. Their latest single is down just four places, their new album, “Seven”, is out tomorrow!

21. Rozalla – “Are You Ready To Fly”?
Rozalla is back this week with her third charting single. She is ready to fly, hopefully higher than the same spot her last single, “Faith In The Power Of Love”, also debuted at.


20. Julia Fordham – “Loves Moves (In Mysterious Ways)”
There was bad news for Julia Fordham last week as her highest charting single yet crashed out of the top twenty after just one week. But seven days on, she boomerangs back, up two places!

19. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Reverence”
The Jesus and Mary Chain scored their first top ten hit for five years last week with this song, but seven days on for them and the reverence is over as they drop out and down nine places.

18. Pearl Jam – “Alive”
American band Pearl Jam proved how alive they were last week with their very first UK top 40 entry, but it seems the song has died a death already as it slips back one place in week two.

17. Michael Bolton – “Steel Bars”
No steel bars holding back last week’s highest climber from Michael Bolton as he moves back into the upper half of the UK singles chart, climbing a further four places.

16. Kicks Like A Mule – “The Bouncer”
Kicks Like A Mule’s very first chart hit has been top ten for the past two weeks, but is so no more as they drop eight places.

15. Madness – “It Must Be Love”
Eleven years ago, Madness brought their version of Labi Siffre’s 70’s hit to the chart and went to No.4 with it. It seems like they want to match that at least this week as seven days after the song came back to the chart, it soars up twenty three places to be this week’s highest climber!

14. N-Joi – “Live In Manchester”
N-Joi have n-joyed two top 40 hit so far, one of them reaching the top ten. Could their latest do that next week? Welcome back with this big new entry for now…


13. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Julia Fordham is not the only one who is going back up the chart this week. The former number one from Queen is doing the same, ten weeks in and their are up three places!

12. Kylie Minogue – “Give Me Just A Little More Time”
Kylie is out of the top ten this week with her biggest chart hit for nearly two years. Her cover of the Chairmen Of The Board song goes down five places.

11. Bryan Adams – “Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven”
Back with another track from his “Waking Up The Neighbours” album is Bryan Adams this week. One of the songs on the album topped the chart for sixteen weeks last year, will this be the second…?

10. Opus III – “It’s A Fine Day”
There are two big new entries in the top ten this week and both are first-timers. British Dance group, Opus III, are the first and they make an impressive arrival with this techo-rave tune that was previously released by a lady called Jane!

9. Simply Red – “For Your Babies”
Simply Red come back to the top ten for the second time with the latest single from their album, “Stars”. The third single goes up two places to make it just so.

8. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone”
Heading for the twilight zone are 2 Unlimited with their latest hit, which goes down five places, having matched their first for chart position.

7. Shanice – “I Love Your Smile”
Here comes this week’s highest new entry and debutante, 18 year old American singer Shanice Wilson, who released this song last year and has so far taken it into the top ten in a dozen countries. It’s parked outside the American top ten currently, but with one bold entrance, she betters that here this week.

6. Curtis Stigers – “I Wonder Why”
Curtis Stigers has been holding on in the same spot for the past two weeks with his debut hit here, which has also charted higher than in his homeland. He drops back one place this week and out of the top five.

5. The Temptations – “My Girl”
The Temptations near thirty year old recording came to the UK top 40 for the very first time last week and the group enjoy an even better second as the song moves up eight places and into the top five.

4. The Pasadenas – “I’m Doing Fine Now”
The Pasadenas seem to be happy doing fine here in fourth position, that’s just where they stay for a third week running!

3. Michael Jackson – “Remember The Time”
Last week’s highest new entry came from MJ with the second single from his “Dangerous” album and seven days on, it climbs three places, hoping for a second number one next week…

2. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl”
Four weeks on top was what Wet Wet Wet achieved last in 1988 and they’ve done it again as their second chart topper slides off the top spot and down one places this week.

1. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay”
And so we have a new number one! And it’s congratulations to Shakespear’s Sister as they move up one place to become this week’s biggest seller and a chart position that Siobhan never achieved as part of Bananarama! Can they ‘stay’ for a second week, or will Jacko, The Temptations or someone else move them out of the way? 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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