UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 19th April 1992
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookesbroadcast from 4:30-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th 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 twelve new entrys, nine climbers and one non-mover! And it was announced like this…
40. Madness – “House Of Fun” We kick off with a new entry, or is that another re-entry for Madness? This time they’ve re-issued their 1982 number one, two singles after “It Must Be Love“. Can they take it to the top again…?
39. Dream Frequency – “Take Me” Also back but much sooner and with something new are Dream Frequency with the follow up to “Feels So Real” at the beginning of this year.
38. M People – “Someday” M People‘s new entry from last week goes up one place in its second week. The song is their third top 40 hit and comes from their debut album, “Northern Soul”.
37. Eric Clapton – “Tears In Heaven” Eric Clapton’s biggest chart hit for two decades accumulates eleven weeks in the top 40 this week but goes down fourteen places.
36. Ride – “Twisterella” Free from EP’s, UK band Ride are back with a single new entry this week, the follow up to their first top ten hit, “Leave Them All Behind”, two months ago.
35. Pearl Jam – “Even Flow” US band Pearl Jam made their UK chart debut in the top twenty earlier this year, but the follow up fails to with a fall of eight places.
34. Erasure – “Breath Of Life” All life is quickly disappearing out of Erasure‘s latest single from the “Chorus” album as it slides sixteen places and out of the upper half of the chart.
33. Digital Orgasm – “Startouchers” Never mind running out of time, Digital Orgasm seem to be running out of support for the follow up as it slips back two places in week two!
32. Degrees Of Motion – “Do You Want It Right Now?” Degrees Of Motion are a US group of three female vocalists. They have recorded their version of this song, that was originally done by Siedah Garrett and later Taylor Dayne and took it to No.2 on the US dance chart. Now they break the UK commercial sales chart with this new entry.
31. Cher – “Could’ve Been You” Cher climbs just one place this week with the latest track to be lifted from last year’s “Love Hurts” album, but higher than “Save Up All Your Tears” achieved.
30. KWS – “Please Don’t Go” KWS are a group from Nottingham in the UK and they make their chart debut with their debut single this week, a cover of a KC and The Sunshine Band 70’s hit that was also recorded earlier this year by an Italian group called Double You. Their version just missed the top 40 here, but not this one.
29. Lisa Stansfield – “Time To Make You Mine” She once sang “This Is The Right Time”, now it’s “Time To Make You Mine”, Lisa Stansfield registers seven weeks of time on the top 40 this time but is down ten places.
28. Mr. Bean – “(I Want To Be) Elected” Outgoing potential Prime Minister Mr. Bean leaves the top twenty this week along with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson as they leave the podium down twelve places. And we may be hearing from Bruce again a little bit later…
27. Swing Out Sister – “Am I The Same Girl?” Last week Swing Out Sister were the highest climbers with this version of an old Barbara Acklin number from the 1960’s, but seven days on, the song drops back six places.
26. Def Leppard – “Let’s Get Rocked” Let’s get rocked with Def Leppard as the lead single from their brand new album is down eleven places and leaves the top twenty for the very first time.
25. Kym Sims – “Take My Advice” Also down and out is Kym Sims, who has been a non-mover for the past two weeks with her second single, but regresses twelve places this week.
24. Curiosity – “Hang On In There Baby” We welcome back Curiosity Killed The Cat this week…well, just Curiosity, as the cat is now dead! The boys have been absent from the top 40 since “Name And Number” back in 1989, but return with a cover of a Johnny Bristol song from 1974.
23. Praga Khan – “Injected With A Poison” Praga Khan notch up a month on the top 40 with their debut single, which leaves the top twenty this week, down six places.
22. K-Klass – “So Right” K-Klass finally got a top 40 hit late last year with “Rhythm Is A Mystery” so we welcome them back for the first time in 1992 with the follow up and a new entry released via the deConstruction label.
21. L7 – “Pretend We’re Dead” L7 are anything but dead as their very first UK top 40 single continues to climb the chart. This week it’s up five places.
20. Michael Ball – “One Step Out Of Time” This year’s Eurovision entry is sung by Michael Ball. He was last in the top 40 in 1989 with “Love Changes Everything” and ‘wins’ a big new entry this week and also the highest UK charting entry since “Love Games” by Belle an The Devotions back in 1984.
19. The Brand New Heavies – “Ultimate Trunk Funk” EP The Brand New Heavies move into the top twenty this week for the very first time as their re-issued track “Never Stop” and others goes up three places.
18. Annie Lennox – “Why?” Still number one on the album chart is Annie Lennox with her debut album, “Diva“. The lead single is down seven places on the top 40 this week.
17. Mariah Carey – “Make It Happen” Going up three places is Mariah Carey with the latest single from her second album, “Emotions”. The title track got this far back in October last year…
16. Genesis – “Hold On My Heart” Meanwhile, the third single from the new Genesis album made an entry outside the top twenty last week, but with a climb of eight places, this week’s highest, they can dance in the upper half of the chart.
15. Ce Ce Peniston – “Finally” Ce Ce Peniston leaves the top ten for the first time on this songs second outing this week, down seven places, but still outperforming its original release last November.
14. Kylie Minogue – “Finer Feelings” Kylie is back this week with a new entry and a remixed version of a track on her last album, “Let’s Get To It”, courtesy of producers Brothers In Rhythm.
13. Soul II Soul – “Joy” No joy for Soul II Soul as they leave the top ten this week, down eight places with the lead single from the forthcoming “Club Classics Vol.3” album.
12. ZZ Top – “Viva Las Vegas” Last week, ZZ Top got heir first UK top ten hit for a decade with this cover of an Elvis classic, but seven days on and they leave with a fall of two places.
11. Altern 8 – “Evapor 8” Also out are Altern 8 with their second single to make the top ten, which is down five places, leaving “Activ 8” still their highest so far.
10. Ten Sharp – “You” Ten Sharp break the UK top ten this week and not only that, land at number ten, with their first hit here, which is up two places.
9. Marc Almond – “The Days Of Pearly Spencer” After more than three years away, Marc Almond comes back to the top ten this week with this new entry and the follow up to his single in January, “My Hand Over My Heart”.
8. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “The Only Living Boy In New Cross” Also back with a big new entry are Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine and also with their second of this year, but the first to break the top ten!
7. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me” Curtis Stigers is up two places this week with the follow up to “I Wonder Why”. Both songs feature on his self-titled debut album, which is also back in the top ten on the album chart.
6. Mr. Big – “To Be With You” Mr. Big continue a slow descent of the UK chart with their first hit here. Eight weeks after their arrival, they just slip out of the top five, down two places.
5. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay” Following them is the former eight week number one from Shakespear’s Sister as Siobhan and Marcella go down three places.
4. Vanessa Williams – “Save The Best For Last” And any hope of a dual transatlantic number one for Vanessa Williams have been put on hold as her former US chart topper drops back one place here this week.
3. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip” Moving into the big three is last week’s highest new entry from SL2, which continues to better their previous best with a climb of four places.
2. Iron Maiden – “Be Quick Or Be Dead” I promised you more from Bruce (Dickinson) and here he is with his band Iron Maiden, who are this week’s highest new entry and their highest since they topped the chart at the end of 1990 with “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter”.
1. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy” For a second week, however, it’s Right Said Fred that claim the biggest seller in the UK as their third single stays on top of the lot. But can they make it a third, or will Iron Maiden, SL2 or someone else stop that? There’s only one way to find out…
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