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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 5th April 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 5th April 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 30th March to Saturday 4th April 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 ten new entrys, twelve climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – “Too Good To Be True”
Tom Petty got his first UK chart hit for three years last week with this new song, but seven days on, it falls six places. Knowning Tom, he won’t back down(!)

39. Manic Street Preachers – “Slash’N’Burn”
It’s a much bigger drop for the Manic Street Preachers with their latest single, which is down fifteen places. The track comes from their debut album, “Generation Terrorists”.

38. Love/Hate – “Wasted In America”
Good news for US band Love/Hate as their very first UK top 40 single moves up two places in its second week. The song is also the title track of their current, second studio album.

37. Roxette – “Church Of Your Heart”
No top twenty single this time for Per and Marie of Roxette as the fifth to come from the “Joyride” album falls sixteen places.


36. Love Decade – “I Feel You”
Our first new entry this week comes from Love Decade who make their second top 40 appearance with the follow up to last years “So Real”. That went top twenty, can they do it again…?

35. Swing Out Sister – “Am I The Same Girl?”
We welcome back Swing Out Sister to the top 40 this week after an absence of three years. The duo has covered Barbara Acklin’s 1968 recording and it will feature on their upcoming third studio album, coming out next month.

34. L7 – “Pretend We’re Dead”
A UK chart debut next for US female rock band L7, who formed in 1985 and so far have released three studio albums. This is the lead single from that third album and its already top ten in the US Rock chart.

33. The Stone Roses – “I Am The Resurrection”
Coming back with yet more from their 1989 debut album, The Stone Roses gain a new entry with their first chart hit since “Waterfall” last year.

32. Blur – “Popscene”
Another UK indie band that make their chart return this week are Blur with a brand new song following the release of their debut album last year, “Leisure”, which produced the hit single, “There’s No Other Way”.

31. Chris De Burgh – “Separate Tables”
Swing Out Sister haven’t had a chart hit since 1989, and we’ve not seen Chris De Burgh since 1988. The man is back with a brand new album and this is the first single, which puts him back in the top 40 for the first time since “Missing You”.

30. Soundgarden – “Jesus Christ Pose”
Soundgarden are a US rock band who have been touring and recording for seven years now. Their fourth studio album, “Badmotorfinger”, came out last year and this is first single from it which puts the band in the UK top 40 for the very first time.


29. The Temptations – “My Girl”
The Temptations leave the UK top twenty for the very first time this week with the re-issue of their 1960’s US chart topper, going down fourteen places.

28. Liquid – “Sweet Harmony” EP
The last of the recent spell of EP’s comes from Liquid with their first charting collection this high. It falls, however, eight places this week.

27. WASP – “Chainsaw Charlie”
Also falling with their very first UK top twenty hit are US band WASP, down ten places and out for them after just seven days.

26. Crowded House – “Weather With You”
Australian band Crowded House follow them as their first UK top ten hit leaves the upper half of the chart, down thirteen places this week.

25. Prince – “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night”
And out after just one week is Prince and his New Power Generation with the latest single from the “Diamonds And Pearls” album, which sinks six places.

24. Salt’N’Pepa – “Expression”
Salt’N’Pepa’s latest go at a UK top twenty hit stalled last week in the same place it came in and seven days later, it slips back one place.

23. Hammer – “Do Not Pass Me By”
Hammer asks that you do not pass him by but with a drop of nine places, his latest misses the top ten and is passed very much by.

22. Inner City – “Hallelujah”
Inner City made their UK top 40 return after an absence of nearly two years last week with this track and enjoy a climb of seven places with it in week two.

21. Shanice – “I Love Your Smile”
Will Shanice still be smiling when she learns that her single leaves the top ten this week and falls eleven places in its eighth week on the UK top 40?

20. The Pasadenas – “Make It With You”
The Pasadenas second chart hit of this year goes up six places this week to give the group their fourth top twenty hit to date.

19. Senseless Things – “Hold It Down”
Meanwhile, there’s a second UK top twenty new entry from Senseless Things this week with the follow up to “Easy To Smile”, which also comes from their album, “Empire Of The Senseless”.

18. Ten Sharp – “You”
It’s been a much better week for Dutch band Ten Sharp with their very first UK chart hit, which powers up fourteen places and heading towards the top ten, where this song has been across most of mainland Europe.

17. ZZ Top – “Viva Las Vegas”
ZZ Top are back for 1992 and with a cover of an old Elvis Presley 1964 hit, which gives them their highest charting single here since 1984!

16. Praga Khan – “Injected With A Poison”
Dance outfit Praga Khan made their chart debut last week with singer Jade 4 U and climb into the top twenty, up nine places.

15. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me”
Climbing much higher, in fact the highest of them all this week, is Curtis Stigers with his second UK chart hit, up seventeen places and heading the same way as “I Wonder Why”.

14. Lisa Stansfield – “Time To Make You Mine”
Four weeks in and Lisa Stansfield is still going ever higher with the third single from her latest album, which is up three more places.

13. Kym Sims – “Take My Advice”
Also on the up is Kym Sims to bag her second UK top twenty hit. The follow up to “Too Blind To See It” is up nine places and aiming to match that with a second top ten entry next week.

12. Eric Clapton – “Tears In Heaven”
Eric Clapton is out of the top ten this week with his biggest hit for many years, which falls five places having been there for a whole month.

11. Erasure – “Breath of Life”
Also out, but only just are Erasure with the fourth single from the “Chorus” album, after just one week, it slips back three places.

10. Altern 8 – “Evapor 8”
For the second time in a row, a new Altern 8 enters the chart in the top ten and that’s not all as the dance outfit are also this week’s highest new entry!


9. Mr. Bean – “(I Want To Be) Elected”
Thursday is polling day and one man who wants your vote more than all the others is Mr. Bean, and he’s going the right way about it as his ‘campaign‘ song goes up three places and into the top ten, but not quite No.10…

8. Vanessa Williams – “Save The Best For Last”
Actress Vanessa Williams saved the highest climber for last week till last and takes her former US number one into the UK top ten this week, up three places.

7. Def Leppard – “Let’s Get Rocked”
Def Leppard scored their highest ever singles chart hit last week with this brand new track, but the challenger for the top spot this week sinks five places.

6. Ce Ce Peniston – “Finally”
The second coming of Ce Ce Peniston‘s debut from late last year had been ousted by Def Leppard last week but she takes a more respectable descent with a fall of just one place and out of the top five.

5. Annie Lennox – “Why?”
Swapping with Ce Ce is Annie Lennox as she takes her debut solo single into thew top five this week, up one place. Her album, “Diva“, is out tomorrow!

4. Soul II Soul – “Joy”
Soul II Soul made a big chart return last week with the highest new entry and with a new album in the way. Seven days on, the song climbs five places to give Jazzi B and the crew their first top five hit since “Get A Life” at the end of 1989.

3. Mr. Big – “To Be With You”
Mr. Big clearly like the number three position here in the UK, as that’s where their first hit here remains for a third week running.

2. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy”
One non-mover from last week who are moving is Right Said Fred with their third chart hit, which climbs two places and matches their previous best with “I’m Too Sexy” last Summer.

1. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay”
But for an EIGHTH weeks, it’s Shakespear’s Sister who ‘stay’ top of the chart with the year’s biggest seller so far. Still another eight weeks to go to match Bryan Adams, so will they claim a ninth, or will Right Said Fred or Soul II Soul 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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