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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 8th March 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 8th March 1992

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Tommy Vance broadcast from 4:30-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th March 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 thirteen new entrys, nine climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…

40. The Fall – “Free Range”
We begin this week with a new entry for The Fall, who make their first top 40 appearance since “Victoria” in 1988. The band are putting the finishing touches to their FOURTEENTH studio album, due for release at the end of this month.

39. Skin Up – “A Juicy Red Apple”
Making his first top 40 appearance is Jason Cohen, who goes by the name of Skin Up. This is his fifth release, but the first to enter this high up.

38. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Far Gone Out”
Back much sooner are The Jesus and Mary Chain with the follow up to January’s “Reverence” and the second taster from their upcoming new album that’s due out in three weeks time.

37. Curve – “Fait Accompli”
Curve made a big entrance last week with their latest single, but seven days later, it’s sinking fifteen places. Fait accompli?

36. Mass Order – “Lift Every Voice”
Here’s a duo making their UK chart debut this week, Eugene Hanes and Marc Valentine, who call themselves Mass Order and after three previous attempts, they make the top 40 with this new entry.

35. M People – “Colour My Life”
M(ike’s) People are on the move. One week on from their second arrival, the trio’s latest single is up just two places.

34. RAF – “We’ve Got To Live Together”
The fitst of many singles from Pete Waterman’s PWL label next, this one is listed as PWL Continental and it comes from a group of producers lead by Mauro Picotto. This is their fourth single release, but the first to reach the top 40.

33. Curtis Stigers – “I Wonder Why”
Two months after Curtis Stigers arrived on the UK chart with his very first hit, he’s still here, but thirteen places lower than last week put him.

32. Joe Cocker – “(All I Know) Feels Like Forever”
Poor Joe Cocker. The former Oscar winner with Jennifer Warnes’ latest single was new last week, but drops back one place just seven days later.

31. Lisa Stansfield – “Time To Make You Mine”
Taking his place from last week is Lisa Stansfield with a new entry and the third single from her second studio album, “Real Love”. The previous two made the top twenty, so can she make it three in a row…?

30. The Beautiful South – “We Are Each Other”
They don’t have red eyes anymore but The Beautiful South are back with a new entry and the second single to feature on their brand new album, “0898 Beautiful South”, which is due out in three weeks time.

29. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone”
More Pete Waterman released music now as 2 Unlimited register 2 whole months on the chart with their second single, which drops twelve places and out of the upper tier of the top 40.

28. Michael Jackson – “Remember The Time”
Taking a much bigger hit and leaving the top ten in one foul swoop is Michael Jackson with his latest, which slides eighteen places after five weeks on the UK chart.

27. The Charlatans – “Weirdo”
The Charlatans are following behind and after their new entry last week with this newest release, the band leave the top twenty and go down eight places.

26. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “Under The Bridge”
American band the Red Hot Chilli Peppers come back to the UK top 40 for a second go at a big hit with this new entry, which follows their first, “Give It Away”, late last year.

25. Gun – “Steal Your Fire”
Scottish band Gun return to the top 40 for 1992 with this new entry, which is the first to come from their second studio album, which is ready for release at the end of this month.

24. Rozalla – “Are You Ready To Fly?”
If only all airplane flights had Rozalla for cabin crew. “Are you ready to fly?” she would ask… The reply would be YES, but the single of the same name will be going down six places this week!

23. Simply Red – “For Your Babies”
Simply Red have released three singles from their latest album, “Stars”, so far. Two made the top ten and one stopped just outside. This is the second of the top ten hits but it’s down nine places this week.

22. Alison Limerick – “Make It On My Own”
Alison Limerick needs no help to make it on her own. This is her first single to reach the top twenty, but sadly after two weeks, she’s out and down six places.

21. Mr. Big – “To Be With You”
Mr. Big were a short-lived British band of the 1970’s. Taking the name for the 1990’s are this American quartet, who formed in 1988. A handful of singles and one album later and they are back with the follow up and this track, which has already topped the US singles chart. A big UK debut can only mean the same here…?

20. Everything But The Girl – “Covers” EP
Ben and Tracey of Everything But The Girl were heading for the top ten with their second cover version this time last week but not only go down seven places, they are also back to where they were two weeks ago!

19. Clivilles and Cole – “A Deeper Love”
Robert Clivilles and David Cole are back with a new entry and following their cover of U2’s “Pride (In The Name of Love)” they do it with something original this time.

18. Toxic Two – “Rave Generator”
More music from the PWL International label now as the Toxic Two made their debut last week and take their rave generator up a healthy twelve places in week two.

17. Barbra Streisand – “Places That Belong To You”
Also going up is Barbra Streisand with her first UK top 40 hit for four years. Her latest from the new film ‘The Prince Of Tides’, climbs eleven places.

16. Bryan Adams – “Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven”
Bryan Adams leaves the top ten this week. having been a non-mover for the past two weeks, the fourth single from “Waking Up The Neighbours” is down eight places.

15. Inspiral Carpets – “Dragging Me Down”
The Inspiral Carpets brand new single is not only called “Dragging Me Down”, it’s also going down this week, three places in fact.

14. The Wedding Present – “Three”
Continuing with their plan to release a single every month this year, The Wedding Present gain their third new entry of 1992 this week with…their third song!

13. Eric Clapton – “Tears In Heaven”
Ahead of the release of his MTV UNplugged session album, Eric Clapton arrived on the chart last week with this track and enjoy the best move of all as the song shoots up nineteen places to become this week’s highest climber.

12. New Atlantic – “I Know”
Chart newcomers New Atlantic are climbing for a second week in a row as this song is up three more places and hoping to make the top ten next week.

11. The Pasadenas – “I’m Doing Fine Now”
After five weeks, four of them in the same position, The Pasadenas drop out of the top ten with their biggest hit so far as the song falls four places.

10. Madness – “It Must Be Love”
Nothing more and nothing less where Madness are concerned. The second release of this single fails to match it’s earlier peak as the song goes down four places this week.

9. Nirvana – “Come As You Are”
This week’s highest new entry comes from US metal band Nirvana as they return to the UK chart for a second time and with a second top ten hit for the band.

8. Crowded House – “Weather With You”
It’s Nivana’s second UK top ten hit but for Australian band Crowded House this is their first. After six years of trying, their latest release is up three places to make it here.

7. U2 – “One”
Any fears that U2’s new entry last week was a low ‘one’ has been laid to rest as seven days later the third single from “Achtung Baby” returns the band to the top ten with a climb of sixteen places.

6. Opus III – “It’s A Fine Day”
Stagnation was the order of last week’s top five, but there is movement and it starts with Opus III, who drop out and down one place.

5. Guns’N’Roses – “November Rain”
The same goes for Guns’N’Roses, who were actually last week’s highest new entry. They too fins that the November rain in March doesn’t pour the same with a ‘drop’ of one place.

4. The KLF – “America: What Time Is Love?”
What time is love across the other side of the Atlantic ocean? The KLF ask that question as the 1992 reboot of their 1990 hit rises five places into the top five.

3. The Temptations – “My Girl”
After two weeks in second place, the reboot of The Temptations old 60’s hit falls back one place, remaining in the top three for a third week.

2. Shanice – “I Love Your Smile”
Shanice has been a non-mover too for the past two weeks, but unlike her other top five chums, she’s on the move and going up one place. Can she ‘go up’ one more this time next week…?

1. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay”
For this week, however, it’s Shakespear’s Sister who ‘stay’ once more at number one, for a fourth week in fact, now matching Wet Wet Wet as the longest stay this year so far. Can they become the longest and gain a fifth week, or will Shanice’s smile win the day, or The KLF may be a few more hours ahead of them all? 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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