UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 15th March 1992
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 4:30-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th 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 eight new entrys, eleven climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. 2 Unlimited – “Twilight Zone” 2 Unlimited survive a ninth week inside the top 40, just. Their second single falls eleven places, the first of a handful from the PWL label.
39. The Lightning Seeds – “The Life Of Riley” The Lightning Seeds finally make a return to the top 40 this week with a new entry. They’ve only done it once so far, with their debut release, “Pure”, back in 1989.
38. RAF – “We’ve Got To Live Together” Here comes a second PWL Continental release, this one is was a new entry last week and a chart debut for producer RAF, but seven days later, the song goes down four places.
37. Everything But The Girl – “Covers” EP Taking a much bigger tumble this week are Ben and Tracey, better known as Everything But The Girl. Their EP of four cover songs slides a whopping seventeen places.
36. Inspiral Carpets – “Dragging Me Down” Following them are the Inspiral Carpets with their latest single, which takes an even bigger tumble of twenty one places, four weeks after coming into the chart.
35. Mass Order – “Lift Every Voice (Take Me Away)” The vocal group known as Mass Order made their UK chart debut last week with this song, but unlike RAF, enjoy positive progress in week two, if only one place higher!
34. Rozalla – “Are You Ready To Fly?” Continuing her descent back down to earth is Rozalla with her latest hit, which falls ten places. The song has achieved five weeks on the chart.
33. Shawn Christopher – “Don’t Lose The Magic” We welcome Shawn Christopher to the UK chart for the very first time this week. The US singer has previously enjoyed hits as a backing singer for Chaka Khan and provided the vocals on Lil Louis’ 1989 hit, “French Kiss”!
32. Skin Up – “A Juicy Red Apple” The producer and artist known as Skin Up made his UK chart debut this time last week and as he takes a second bite of that juicy red apple, the song goes up seven places.
31. The Beautiful South – “We Are Each Other” Previous Beautiful South singles have made the top ten and so far the band have one number on to their name. Not so this time. Their last missed the top twenty and their latest drops down one place and out of the top thirty.
30. Barbra Streisand – “Places That Belong To You” Going the same way after just one week in the top twenty is actress and singer Barbra Streisand with her first UK chart hit for four years. The song drops thirteen places this week.
29. Alison Limerick – “Make It On My Own” Alison Limerick‘s second top 40 single fares a bit better on her descent as the song clocks up four weeks on the chart, but down seven places.
28. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “Under The Bridge” Not doing too well again are American band the Red Hot Chilli Peppers with their second single to chart top 40 here in the UK. This time the song goes down two places in week two.
27. The Pasadenas – “I’m Doing Fine Now” Still doing fine and now with two whole months on the chart are The Pasadenas with their cover of New York City’s 1973 recording. This week they drop sixteen places with it.
26. Bryan Adams – “Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven” Bryan Adams thought he was in for another number one only two weeks ago when this song reached the top ten. He fell out last week and goes down ten places in week five.
25. Joe Cocker – “(All I Know) Feels Like Forever” Joe Cocker will be pleased with some good news after his latest song went down last week after entry. Seven days on and the song rebounds the chart and goes up seven places.
24. Gun – “Steal Your Fire” Also going up, albeit just one place higher, are Scottish band Gun, who made their return to the top 40 last week with new music.
23. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Far Gone And Out” The Jesus and Mary Chain’s second single of this year entered much lower than their previous did, last week. But the group enjoy a very healthy second week, a climb of fifteen places makes them this weeks highest!
22. Wet Wet Wet – “More Than Love” Wet Wet Wet’s former number one took a sharp exit from the top 40 two weeks ago, but happily, the band are back with a third slice of happiness from their latest album and a new entry this week.
21. Lisa Stansfield – “Time To Make You Mine” One step away from having a third top twenty hit from her “Real Love” album is Lisa Stansfield. With a climb of ten places, she sits so close to the line. Can she do it this time next week?
20. Madness – “It Must Be Love” Madness are down ten places and out of the top ten this week with the second release of this song, a cover of an old Labi Siffre hit from 1972.
19. Hammer – “Do Not Pass Me By” Having lost his MC to the Addams Family late last year, Hammer is back with more new music under his new guise and it’s the first cut from his new album that’s coming very soon.
18. Liquid – “Sweet Harmony” EP British DJ’s Eamon Downes and Shane Heneghan formed Liquid last year and released their self-titled debut EP at the same time. This is their second EP and with this high new entry, their first to make the top 40.
17. New Atlantic – “I Know” New Atlantic made their debut four weeks ago and nearly made it to the top ten. Not quite as this week they fall back five places.
16. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy” Right Said Fred are back with a new entry this week and it’s a big one for them. Richard, Craig and Rob will be hoping for a third top ten hit this time next week…
15. Clivilles and Cole – “A Deeper Love” Minus the Music Factory, Robert Clivilles and David Cole’s latest offering moves up four places in their second week on the UK chart.
14. Guns’N’Roses – “November Rain” The November rain falls much faster in March as Guns’N’Roses find out this week. Their latest from the “Use Your Illusion” album sinks nine places.
13. Toxic Two – “Rave Generator” One PWL International single is doing well this week, it’s the one from the Toxic Two and it moves up five places in week three on the chart.
12. Nirvana – “Come As You Are” Not such good news befalls Nirvana. They were last week’s highest new entry but seven days on, the song leaves the top ten, down three places.
11. Bruce Springsteen – “Human Touch” The Boss is back in town! Bruce Springsteen returns to the UK chart for the first time in nearly three years with new music and he has not one but two new albums coming out this year!
10. Opus III – “It’s A Fine Day” Opus III are the fourth act to have their song released through the PWL International label this week. Like two of the three others below them, they are also going down, four places, but remain in the top ten.
9. U2 – “One” The third single from U2’s album, “Achtung Baby”, became the second to chart top ten last week. Alas, it falls back two places after such a big jump last week.
8. Mr. Big – “To Be With You” US band, Mr. Big, made their debut on the UK chart last week after many years together, with this song. The group enjoy much bigger support in week two as the song leaps into the top ten with a climb of thirteen places.
7. Crowded House – “Weather With You” Australia’s Crowded House continue to improve on their best UK chart performance this week. The second single from their new album, “Woodface”, is up one more place.
6. Ce Ce Peniston – “Finally” One place ahead of them is this week’s highest new entry…or should that be a re-entry? Ce Ce Peniston brings her first single from November last year back to the UK chart and much higher than she originally took this track five months ago!
5. Eric Clapton – “Tears In Heaven” Last week’s highest climber was Eric Clapton with this new and very personal recording that comes from a live set he recently recorded with MTV. He takes it into the top ten this week with a climb of eight places.
4. The KLF – “America: What Time Is Love?” The KLF ask America, what time is love? with this reboot of their 1990 hit, but having made it to the top five last week, they can go no further.
3. The Temptations – “My Girl” The Temptations also find they can’t go anywhere this week. They dropped out of second place last week and hang fire in third place for another week.
2. Shanice – “I Love Your Smile” Shanice swapped with The Temptations last week as the challenger for the number one spot this week, but like everyone else, she too finds it hard to go anywhere for a second week.
1. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay” And nor does the number one best seller from Shakespear’s Sister, which ‘stays’ at the top for a fifth week, unchallenged once more. But can Siobhan and Marcella manage a sixth or will Eric Clapton, Ce Ce Peniston or someone else break their run? There’s only one way to find out…
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