CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 23rd February 1992
UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 23rd 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 17th to Saturday 22nd 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, fourteen climbers and three non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Billy Bragg – “Accident Waiting To Happen” EP This week’s first new entry comes from Billy Bragg with, guess what…an EP! This is a new set of songs and his first top 40 hit since “Sexuality” last year.
39. Seal – “Violet” Seal comes in with another new entry and the fifth track to be lifted from his debut album, which is also the fifth to make the top 40.
38. Sounds Of Blackness – “Optimistic” Sounds Of Blackness have been on the chart for three weeks now with their very first entry, but the song drops ten places this week.
37. Digital Excitation – “Pure Pleasure” Meanwhile, Digital Excitation make their top 40 debut this week with this track. Digital Excitation are producers Johan Rombouts and Tommy Rombouts from Belgium.
36. River City People – “Standing In The Need Of Love” We welcome the River City People back to the top 40 this week, having notched up two chart hits back in 1990, most notably with their cover of “California Dreamin’“.
35. Cicero – “Love Is Everywhere” Love is still everywhere but it’s likely to be out of the top 40 this time next week as Cicero falls eight places, after five weeks on the chart.
34. Adeva – “Don’t Let It Show On Your Face” Adeva is back in the UK top 40 this week with a brand new single and a new album on the way. The lady charted four times back in 1989 but never reaching any higher than No.17. Can she do it with this one…?
33. Brand New Heavies – “Dream Come True” It was a dream come true for UK outfit, the Brand New Heavies, to reach the top 40 with a single and they did it with this one. Alas, it’s down nine places this week.
32. Zero B – “The EP” Zero B made his debut on the UK top 40 last week with his EP of tunes and enjoys progression in week two as the whole ensemble climbs four places.
31. Army Of Lovers – “Crucified” Swedish pop outfit, Army Of Lovers, finally made it into the UK top 40 last week with this former top ten hit in their home country and also progress in week two, up nine places.
30. Kicks Like A Mule – “The Bouncer” British band Kicks Like A Mule’s debut single and a former top ten hit falls fourteen places and out of the upper half of the chart this week.
29. PM Dawn – “Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine” There’s a new entry for PM Dawn this week, coming back with their third UK top 40 chart entry and the follow up to last Summer’s massive hit, “Set Adrift On Memory Bliss”.
28. Julia Fordham – “Love Moves (In Mysterious Ways)” Julia Fordham has been up and down for four weeks now with her latest and best performing song so far. She’s back out of the top twenty this week and down eight places.
27. Massive Attack – “Massive Attack” EP There are four EP’s on the chart this week and this is number three and it comes from Massive Attack, who joined us last week and take their collection of songs up eight places.
26. DJ Seduction – “Hardcore Heaven” Some rave/dance music now as DJ Seduction’s hardcore heaven landed this time last week and moves up higher and higher…eight places higher, in fact!
25. Kylie Minogue – “Give Me Just A Little More Time” The third release from Kylie‘s most recent album, “Let’s Get To It“, has been the highest charting so far. Her cover of the Chairmen Of The Board 1970 single has been around for six weeks now, but drops thirteen places.
24. Gary Moore – “Cold Day In Hell” We last heard from Gary Moore back in early 1990 when he still had the blues. He has a new album coming out called “After Hours” in a few weeks time and this is the lead single, which lands him a new entry.
23. Crowded House – “Weather With You” Crowded House released their most recent album, “Woodface”, last year and have already had a top twenty hit here from it with “Fall At Your Feet”. Could this new entry give the band a second next week…?
22. Michael Bolton – “Steel Bars” Steel bars may protect Michael Bolton, but they do not prevent his latest song from dropping out of the UK top twenty, as it does so this week, down five places.
21. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Leaving the upper half of the chart for the very first time since it arrived nearly three months ago is the former Christmas number one from Queen, which is down eight places.
20. Everything But The Girl – “Covers” EP The highest charting EP this week comes from Everything But The Girl and it’s up thirteen places to make the duo this week’s highest climbers!
19. Alison Limerick – “Make It On My Own” Alison Limerick tried to make it on her own last year with “Where Love Lives”. The song went top thirty but this time, she betters that with this big new entry.
18. New Atlantic – “I Know” British dance producers Richard Lloyd and Cameron Saunders call themselves New Atlantic and this is their debut single, which enters the chart one spot ahead of Alison.
17. Tears For Fears – “Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)” Roland and Kurt came back to the chart last week with this new track, which is up eight places, to put the duo called Tears For Fears back in the top twenty for the first time since “Sowing The Seeds Of Love”.
16. Pearl Jam – “Alive” Pearl Jam’s first UK chart hit certainly is ‘alive’! They went down last week, but take two paces back up the chart this week to a new high!
15. Inspiral Carpets – “Dragging Me Down” The Inspiral Carpets are this week’s highest new entry and it’s not surprising as the song is brand new and the first taste of their upcoming third studio album.
14. Rozalla – “Are You Ready To Fly?” Rozalla ‘flies’ up seven places this week with her third UK chart hit, which now becomes her third to reach the top twenty. Are you ready to fly any higher next week…?
13. Curtis Stigers – “I Wonder Why” Curtis Stigers debut single has performed better here than in his home country, reaching the top five. This week, he leaves the top ten, down seven places.
12. N-Joi – “Live In Manchester” N-Joi have been live in Manchester and to prove it, they recorded it and released it! The proof moves up two places this week.
11. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone” Anita and Ray of 2 Unlimited leave the top ten for the twilight zone this week as their second single falls three places.
10. Madness – “It Must Be Love” Madness are back in the top ten for the first time in nine years as their former top five hit from 1981, which was last week’s highest climber, is up five more places.
9. Simply Red – “For Your Babies” Simply Red have dedicated this song for your babies. It comes from their biggest selling album yet, “Stars”, but the song in question is a non-mover this week.
8. Bryan Adams – “Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven” Moving up three places and into the top ten comes Bryan Adams, who has his sights on a second number one with the third single from his current album, “Waking Up The Neighbours”.
7. Wet Wet Wet – “Goodnight Girl” The former number one from Wet Wet Wet suffers a big slump in sales this week as their second four week chart topper drops five places.
6. Michael Jackson – “Remember The Time” But there’ll be no second number one from Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album as the second single from it goes down three places.
5. Opus III – “It’s A Fine Day” Opus III made their debut on the chart last week with this happy, ravey tune and their day certainly is brighter in week two as the song climbs five places.
4. The Pasadenas – “I’m Doing Fine Now” The Pasadenas may be doing fine with their biggest chart hit so far, but ask them how they feel about spending a FOURTH week in the same position! One month at number four…
3. Shanice – “I Love Your Smile” Bypassing them is last week’s highest new entry from Shanice Wilson. The song has stopped short of the US top ten, but makes good on its debut last week with a climb of four places.
2. The Temptations – “My Girl” More than thirty years on from the original release and thanks to the new film of the same name, The Temptations former US chart topper is three places better off in week three on the UK chart.
1. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay” For this week, however, Shakespear’s Sister ‘stay’ number one in the UK for a second week. But they have competition for next week. Will they ‘stay’ for a third week or will The Temptations or Shanice cancel their booking? There’s only one way to find out…
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