UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 26th 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 20th to Saturday 25th 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 two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Dream Frequency – “Take Me” Not good news for Dream Frequency this week as their new entry and their new hope from last week drops back one place.
39. Annie Lennox – “Why?” Still number one on the album chart, Annie Lennox drops a whopping twenty one places this week with the album’s lead single, which has made six weeks on the top 40.
38. Isotonik – “Everywhere I Go” This week’s first new entry comes from Isotonik with the follow up to December’s debut single, “Different Strokes”. Can this one reach the top twenty like that one did…?
37. Def Leppard – “Let’s Get Rocked” The lead single from Def Leppard’s new album, “Adrenalize”, is down eleven this week and like Annie Lennox, also racks up six weeks on the chart.
35. Flowered Up – “Weekender” Flowered Up get a new entry this week, their third to make it this far and the follow up to “It’s On”, earlier this year.
34. The Mission – “Never Again” And there’s a new entry and a chart return next for The Mission, who we haven’t seen for two years. They are back with a new song that come from their new album, “Masque”, which was released earlier this year.
33. Degrees Of Motion – “Do You Want It Right Now?” American girl group Degrees Of Motion made their UK top 40 debut last week with their cover of an old Siedah Garrett 80’s recording, which climbs just one place in week two.
32. Mariah Carey – “Make It Happen” Meanwhile, Mariah Carey made it happen last week when she equalled her highest singles chart position from the “Emotions” era with this third single, which drops fifteen places and out of the upper half of the chart this week.
31. Ce Ce Peniston – “Finally” And that also goes for Ce Ce Peniston with the re-issue of her debut single from last year, which notches up a seventh week this time around, but is down sixteen places.
30. L7 – “Pretend We’re Dead” L7’s rise on the UK singles chart has come to an end as their first hit single here slides back nine places after a month on.
29. Texas – “Tired Of Being Alone” We welcome back Texas to the top 40 this week with the follow up to “Alone With You” and this time it’s with a cover of an Al Green hit from 1971.
28. Genesis – “Hold On My Heart” Genesis leave the top twenty this week after just seven days residence as they go down twelve places with the third single from “We Can’t Dance”.
27. Soul II Soul – “Joy” There’s no ‘joy’ for Jazzi B and the gang this week as they depart the upper half of the chart as well, taking their latest down fourteen places.
26. Kim Wilde – “Love Is Holy” Its been three years since Kim Wilde had a top 40 hit but she’s back this week with a brand new sound, courtesy of Belinda Carlisle‘s songwriters Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley.
25. The Brand New Heavies – “Ultimate Trunk Funk” EP The Brand New Heavies are down six places this week as they leave the top twenty having spent just one week there with a collection of new and old songs on one EP.
24. The Black Crowes – “Remedy” American band The Black Crowes win a new entry this week their first of this year and with the follow up to “Hand To Handle” from last year. This is the lead single from their upcoming second studio album.
23. 2 Unlimited – “Workaholic” And there’s a new entry for Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited. This is their third single together but the first not to enter in the upper half of the chart.
22. Altern 8 – “Evapor 8” Down eleven places go Altern 8 with their second single to make the top ten. After a whole month on the chart, they leave the upper half, where this song entered four weeks ago.
21. Michael Ball – “One Step Out Of Time” And there’s no good news for Michael Ball with this years Eurovision Song Contest entry, which departs the upper half of the chart, down one place. Let’s hope he takes the song to the top in Ireland in a few weeks time!
20. K-Klass – “So Right” K-Klass move into the upper half of the chart for the second time with their latest release, which climbs two places in week two.
19. Shakespear’s Sister – “Stay” There’s a big slump for the former number one from Shakespear’s Sister this week as they crash out of the top five, down fourteen places!
18. EMF – “Unexplained” EP EMF are back with new music this week and also back in the top twenty with this new entry, an EP that will preceed a new album they are currently recording.
17. Extreme – “Song For Love” Also back with a new entry are Extreme, their third to get this far here in the UK and another track from their “Pornograffitti” album of last year.
16. ZZ Top – “Viva Las Vegas” ZZ Top go down four places with their version of Elvis’ 1964 hit, which was also the title of a film he starred in.
15. Curiosity – “Hang On In There Baby” Curiosity (who once killed the cat) go up nine places with their cover version that also puts them back in the top twenty for the first time in three years.
14. Mr. Big – “To Be With You” Mr. Big have spent seven weeks in the UK top ten with their first hit here, but no more as the song descends eight places.
13. Iron Maiden – “Be Quick Or Be Dead” And there’s a bigger slide this week for last week’s highest new entry! No number one this time for Iron Maiden who drop eleven places with their latest.
12. Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters” From UK rock to American rock and Metallica are back with this new entry, which is the follow up to “The Unforgiven” and is the third single to come from their self-titled fifth studio album.
11. Kylie Minogue – “Finer Feelings” Kylie‘s fourth single from the “Let’s Get To It” album is up three places this week, still doing much better than the first one achieved late last August!
10. Ten Sharp – “You” Ten Sharp remain at number ten for a second week with their first UK top 40 hit single. The song has been number one in Sweden, Norway and France so far.
9. KWS – “Please Don’t Go” KWS arrived on the top 40 last week with this cover of a KC and The Sunshine Band hit, the second to be released this year, but with a massive climb of twenty one places, they are the highest yet and the highest this week!
8. Michael Jackson – “In The Closet” Jacko is back in the UK top ten this week with a big new entry, the third single from his “Dangerous” album and the follow up to “Remember The Time”.
7. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “The Only Living Boy In New Cross” Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine improve this week on their already best placing as their latest goes up one place.
6. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me” And also taking another step up is Curtis Stigers with the follow up to “I Wonder Why”. That broke the top five, can Curtis do the same this time next week…?
5. Vanessa Williams – “Save The Best For Last” Going the other way is Vanessa Williams, who went down one last week and does the same again this week with her former US number one smash.
4. Marc Almond – “The Days Of Pearly Spencer” It’s been another great week for Marc Almond, his version of David McWilliams 1967 French number one climbs five places to put him back in the top five for the first time in more than three years.
3. The Sisters Of Mercy and Ofra Haza – “Temple Of Love” The Sisters Of Mercy released this song back in 1983, but it was not a chart hit. Nine years later and it is with a bit of help from Ofra Haza, who we haven’t seen since 1988. Together they are this week’s highest new entry!
2. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip” SL2 go up one more place with their biggest chart hit to date and eye up the top spot this time next week…it will be on a ragga tip!
1. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy” For this week, however, it’s Right Said Fred who are deeply dippy about being number one for a third week! Can they make it a whole month, or will SL2, Sisters Of Mercy or Marc Almond take over? 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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