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 27th April to Saturday 2nd May 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, ten climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Iron Maiden – “Be Quick Or Be Dead” Be quick or…leave the top 40. After just three weeks, Iron Maiden slide a massive twenty seven places with their new single!
39. Michael Bolton and Kenny G – “Missing You Now” Our first new entry this week comes from Michael Bolton and he’s joined forces with Kenny G, who we haven’t seen since his “Songbird” back in 1987.
38. Lionel Richie – “Do It To Me” Someone else we haven’t seen for a long time is Lionel Richie, six years in fact, but he has a new album coming out and this is the first single from it.
37. Altern 8 – “Evapor 8” Evapor 8 it does as Altern 8’s latest falls fifteen places after five weeks on the top 40 and it could be their last…
36. Richard Marx – “Hazard” Lots of chart comebacks this week and here’s another one. Richard Marx last had a UK top 40 hit back in 1989 with “Right Here Waiting”. He has a new album out too and this is the second single from it and it brings him back for a second try at a number one.
35. Genesis – “Hold On My Heart” Genesis are down just seven places this week with the latest cut from their “We Can’t Dance” album, which registers a full month on the chart.
34. The Black Crowes – “Remedy” While The Black Crowes fall ten places in only their second week on the UK top 40 with their brand new track, the first from their upcoming album, “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion”.
33. Simply Red – “Thrill Me” “Thrill Me” is the fourth single to come from Simply Red’s most recent album, “Stars”, and it gives them a fourth top 40 entry this week.
32. Don-e – “Loves Makes The World Go Round” Meanwhile, making his chart debut is London born singer Don-e (Donald McLean) with his debut single, which debuts inside the top 40!
31. Degrees Of Motion – “Do You Want It Right Now?” Degrees Of Motion continue to take small steps with their very first UK top 40 single. Up one last week and two up this week!
30. En Vogue – “My Lovin'” More chart comebacks now as US all girl group En Vogue win a new entry this week. They reached the top ten in 1990 with “Hold On”. Can this one match that…?
29. The Brand New Heavies – “Ultimate Trunk Funk” EP The Brand New Heavies are down four places in week four with their EP collection that features the track, “Never Stop”.
28. Allison Jordan – “The Boy From New York City” If you watch That’s Life on a Sunday night, you’ll know that Allison Jordan is their star in the making as they try to make a pop star of her. It’s not going too bad so far as the song is a new entry this week!
27. K-Klass – “So Right” There is nothing so right about K-Klass‘ latest single falling seven places after just one week in the top twenty. But that’s how it is.
26. Kiss – “Unholy” Kiss are back, but unlike many other new entries this week, they have only been absent for a few months. This is their latest and most original recording to date.
25. Isotonik – “Everywhere I Go” It’s been a good week for Isotonik, their latest and second single powers towards the top twenty with a climb of thirteen places.
24. Del Amitri – “Always The Last To Know” More comebacks, this time it’s from Del Amitri with brand new music and a new album on the way. This is the lead single, following “Spit In The Rain” in 1990.
23. Michael Ball – “One Step Out Of Time” Michael Ball took one step back last week with this year’s Eurovision entry and he takes two more this week, three places lower than he came in, three weeks ago.
22. Mr. Big – “To Be With You” Ten weeks on the UK top 40 now for Mr. Big with their ‘big’ chart hit, one of the best sellers of the year so far. The song leaves the upper half of the top 40, down eight places.
21. ZZ Top – “Viva Las Vegas” And ZZ Top follow, just slipping out this week with a fall of five places with their cover of Elvis’ 1964 film title.
20. Flowered Up – “Weekender” It’s been a great week for Flowered Up, however. Their latest powers into the top twenty, up fifteen places, which makes it this week’s highest!
19. Texas – “Tired Of Being Alone” As do Texas, who return to the upper half of the chart for the first time in more than three years. They go up ten places.
18. EMF – “Unexplained” EP As for EMF, their new entry from last week does absolutely nothing and remains in the same spot it landed seven days ago.
17. Morrissey – “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” Another ‘inspired’ song title from Morrissey enters the chart! His first of 1992 lands him this week’s highest chart newcomer as well.
16. Kim Wilde – “Love Is Holy” Some big climbers and new entries this week from past chart hitmakers and Kim Wilde is another. Her brand new track moves up ten places to put her back in the top twenty for the first time since the beginning of 1989.
15. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – “The Only Living Boy In New Cross” It’s down and out for Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine with their highest peaking single to date. Out of the top ten and down eight places.
14. Kylie Minogue – “Finer Feelings” Kylie feels the curse of the dreaded number eleven position as her latest drops back three places, back to where she came in three weeks ago!
13. Extreme – “Song For Love” Extreme have a song for love this time. Is that more than words (can say)?! Whatever, they go up four places with it in week two.
12. 2 Unlimited – “Workaholic” Ray and Anita scored a third chart hit last week with their latest, although it entered much lower than their last two had. They make up for it in week two with a shot of eleven places. Can they make it three top ten hits in a row next week…?
11. Vanessa Williams – “Save The Best For Last” Vanessa Williams leaves the UK top ten this week as the snow could fall in June, her song falls six places having been there for over a month now.
10. Ten Sharp – “You” Ten Sharp by name, Ten sharp by nature. Poor Ten Sharp, ANOTHER week at number ten with their first UK hit, that’s three in a row now!
9. Michael Jackson – “In The Closet” The third single from Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” album landed on the chart last week, but drops back one place seven days later.
8. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me” And it’s down two for Curtis Stigers‘ second single, which misses the top five by one place. Is that all that matters to him?
7. Curiosity – “Hang On In There Baby” More good news for Curiosity (Killed The Cat) this week as they return to the top ten for the first time in more than four years, up eight places!
6. Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters” Also back in the top ten are US rock band Metallica. Their latest, original recording, goes up six places to number six.
5. Sisters Of Mercy and Ofra Haza – “Temple Of Love” The new version of The Siters Of Mercy’s 1983 recording was last week’s highest new entry, but drops down two places in its second week, along with Israeli singer Ofra Haza on vocals.
4. Marc Almond – “The Days Of Pearly Spencer” Marc Almond came into the top five last week with this cover of a David McWilliams number, but freezes for a second week as a non-mover.
3. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy” It’s all change on top as the number one from the last three weeks from Right Said Fred is down two places and with two whole months on the chart as well.
2. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip” No change, however, in the number two spot as SL2 stay at number two for a second week with their biggest chart hit so far.
1. KWS – “Please Don’t Go” So we have a new number one and it’s Nottingham’s KWS, who were last week’s highest climbers, that go up eight places to become this week’s biggest seller of all with their cover of KC and The Sunshine Band’s 1979 hit which got to No.3 here, so well done to them! But can they keep it, or will someone else take over next week? There’s only one way to find out…
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