UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 12th 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 6th to Satuday 11th 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 eleven new entrys, ten climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Shanice – “I Love Your Smile” Shanice‘s debut single has performed much better here than at home for her and makes it a ninth week on the UK top 40, although the song sinks a whopping nineteen places.
39. M People – “Someday” M People are back for this week’s first new entry and it’s their third time on the chart with the follow up to “Colour My Life”.
38. Salt’N’Pepa – “Expression” Salt’N’Pepa’s latest single registers a month on the UK chart, but falls fourteen places in its fourth week, their first not to make the upper half of the chart since 1988.
37. Hammer – “Do Not Pass Me By” Hammer goes one better with a fifth week for his follow up to “Addams Family Groove” and he follows Salt’N’Pepa with a drop of fourteen places.
36. Soundgarden – “Jesus Christ Pose” Also going down with their very first UK top 40 hit are Soundgarden, following last week’s new entry, the track is six places lower.
35. Catherine Wheel – “I Want To Touch You” British band Catherine Wheel hail from Norfolk and formed in 1990. They are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album and this is the third single to come from it, but the first to make it this far as they are a new entry this week.
34. Love Decade – “I Feel You” One of last week’s new entries that is going up comes from Love Decade. Their last one reached the top twenty, but this one can only move two places higher in week two.
33. XTC – “The Disappointed” UK band XTC have been absent from the top 40 for amazingly for a whole decade now! Their last hit was “Senses Working Overtime” back in 1982. That made the top ten so the boys will be pleased to hear their brand new song is a new entry this week.
32. Cher – “Could’ve Been You” Back much sooner is Cher with another track from last year’s “Love Hurts” album. The fifth single from that album lands the lady her first UK top 40 new entry of this year.
31. Digital Orgasm – “Startouchers” Also back are Digital Orgasm, who were “Running Out Of Time” at the end of 1991, but return with the follow up as a new entry in 1992!
30. Chris De Burgh – “Separate Tables” When Chris De Burgh was last on the top 40, back in 1988, he was the highest climber in his second week on the chart. Not so this time as his new song moves up just one place.
29. Inner City – “Hallelujah” Meanwhile, Inner City go down seven places with their latest offering, just missing the top twenty, where they were last in November 1989.
28. The Pasadenas – “Make It With You” Also down and leaving the top twenty after just one week there this time are The Pasadenas. Their second cover version of this year falls eight places.
27. Pearl Jam – “Even Flow” Pearl Jam recorded their very first UK top twenty entry only two months ago and will be hoping for a second with this new entry this week.
26. L7 – “Pretend We’re Dead” L7 came onto the UK top 40 for the very first time last week with this track and enjoy a very good second week with the song climbing eight places.
25. Senseless Things – “Hold It Down” Senseless Things bagged their second top twenty hit in four months last week with their second chart hit, but suffer a fall of six places in week two.
24. Genesis – “Hold On My Heart” Genesis were last trying to dance away from the chart with the title track of their latest album. Single number three comes onto the top 40 this week, but lower down than their two previous.
23. Eric Clapton – “Tears In Heaven” Eric Clapton’s biggest and most successful single since the 1970’s leaves the upper half of the chart this week, down eleven places.
22. The Brand New Heavies – “Ultimate Trunk Funk” (EP) But coming back to the chart for the second time are The Brand New Heavies, this time with an EP with the lead single “Never Stop”, a reissue from last year that didn’t make it this far.
21. Swing Out Sister – “Am I The Same Girl?” Three years since they last had a top 40 hit, Swing Out Sister made their return last week with this cover of Barbara Acklin’s 1968 recording. They enjoy the biggest climb of all this week, up fourteen places!
20. Mariah Carey – “Make It Happen” Back with her highest new entry here in the UK so far is Mariah Carey with the third single from last year’s “Emotions” album and her second of 1992, the follow up to “Can’t Let Go”, which peaked in this very spot four months ago…
19. Lisa Stansfield – “Time To Make You Mine” Lisa Stansfield has spent five weeks trying to make you hers and it got her the second highest charting single from her “Real Love” album. That’s it, as the song drops back five places for now.
18. Erasure – “Breath Of Life” Vince and Andy breathe a fourth week of life into their latest picking from the “Chorus” album as the song falls seven places.
17. Praga Khan – “Injected With A Poison” And slipping back one place are Praga Khan with singer Jade 4 U with their very first chart hit as the poison they speak of takes effect.
16. Mr. Bean – “(I Want To Be) Elected” It’s all over now. Britain has spoken…and it’s not Mr. Bean they want to be the next prime minister. Nor do they want his campaign song, which leaves the top ten after one week, down seven places.
15. Def Leppard – “Let’s Get Rocked” Def Leppard’s brand new album is called “Adrenalize” and it’s their first for nearly five years. The album features this first single, which is also out of the top ten, down eight places.
14. The Wedding Present – “Silver Shorts” A familiar sight this year is The Wedding Present releasing a single every single month of 1992. For April it’s this one and it brings them a third top twenty new entry.
13. Kym Sims – “Take My Advice” If you want your second single to go top ten here like your first, then don’t take Kym Sims‘ advice, because hers just sticks in the same position it ascended to this time last week!
12. Ten Sharp – “You” Overtaking her are Dutch band Ten Sharp with their very first UK charting single as they go up six places, hoping for a top ten climb in seven days time…
11. Annie Lennox – “Why?” Annie Lennox’s debut album, “Diva“, goes straight into the top of the album chart this week, but the lead single, which was top five last week, drops out and down six places.
10. ZZ Top – “Viva Las Vegas” The last time ZZ Top were in the UK top ten was back in 1983 with “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, but with a climb of seven places, they make their return and only for the second time ever.
9. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me” Curtis Stigers now has two UK top ten hits to his name also as his second single goes up six more places, having been last week’s highest climber to put him back for the second time this year.
8. Ce Ce Peniston – “Finally” Ce Ce Peniston takes her re-released debut single down two places this week and stays in the top ten for a fifth week running.
7. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip” SL2 made their debut last year with “DJ’s Take Control”. It stopped just outside the big ten, but the follow up does much more and it’s also this week’s highest new entry!
6. Altern 8 – “Evapor 8” From this week’s to last week’s and Altern 8 climb four places with their highest debut yet, seeking to match their highest charting single, “Activ 8” from last year.
5. Soul II Soul – “Joy” Soul II Soul moved into the top five for the first time in more than two years last week, but their latest and newest song drops back one place in its third week on the chart.
4. Mr. Big – “To Be With You” US band Mr. Big have been keeping third place warm and cosy for a few weeks now with their very first UK chart hit, but do so no longer as they also drop back one place.
3. Vanessa Williams – “Save The Best For Last” Vanessa Williams took this song to the very top of the US chart at the beginning of this year and it looks like she could do the same here as her first UK top 40 hit climbs five places this week.
2. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay” After eight weeks, there is change at the very top! Shakespear’s Sister ‘stay’ no longer as the biggest seller of this year so far is down one place.
1. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy” Taking their place are Right Said Fred, who have finally done it! After six weeks under Bryan Adams last Summer, the trio break with a long serving number one and go up one place to claim the top spot for themselves! But can they keep it, or will Vanessa Williams or someone else prevent that? There’s only one way to find out…
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