UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 10th May 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 4th to Saturday 9th 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 two non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Gary Moore – “Story Of The Blues”
We kick off with a new entry this week and it’s from Gary Moore with the second single to come from his new album, “After Hours”.
39. Simply Red – “Thrill Me”
“Thrill Me” is the fourth single from Simply Red’s most recent album and it was a new entry last week, but seven days later the song falls six places.
38. ZZ Top – “Viva Las Vegas”
It could be viva ZZ Top this week as their cover of Elvis’ 1964 movie title song falls seventeen places having been on the UK top 40 for six weeks.
37. Isotonik – “Everywhere I Go”
And going down twelve places are Isotonik with their second single, which fails to match the top twenty high of their first.
36. Degrees Of Motion – “Do You Want It Right Now?”
Degrees Of Motion have been climbing bit by bit for three weeks with their very first UK chart hit, but it appears we don’t want it right now anymore as the song falls five places.
35. Mega City Four – “Shivering Sand”
Coming back to the chart are Mega City Four with this new entry and the follow up to their first top 40 hit, the “Stop” EP in January.
34. Gat Decor – “Passion”
You’ve heard this song already, so here comes a second version of Degrees Of Motion’s “Do You Want It Right Now?“, this time from producers Simon Slater, Laurence Nelson-Boudville and Simon Hanson who go by the name of Gat Decor! Will they do any better with the track…?
33. Lionel Richie – “Do It To Me”
There’s a new best of Lionel Richie album on the way, his first major compilation and this is the lead single, which came onto the top 40 last week and moves up five places in week two.
32. Michael Ball – “One Step Out Of Time”
Michael Ball takes some more steps out of time and out of the chart this week with this years Eurovision entry, which drops nine places with four weeks in the top 40.
31. Joe Cocker – “Now That The Magic Has Gone”
Back with his second new entry of this year is Joe Cocker and both tracks feature on his new “Best Of Joe Cocker” album that’s out now.
30. Morrissey – “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful”
A bad week for Morrissey this week, this was the highest new entry on the chart last week and it drops thirteen places. I wonder if his friends are more successful after all…?(!)
29. Kylie Minogue – “Finer Feelings”
Kylie still has finer feelings with her latest, but it leaves the top twenty as well, down fifteen places after a month on the chart.
28. Michael Bolton and Kenny G – “Missing You Now”
What happens when you cross an American singer with an American saxophonist? “Missing You Now”! Michael Bolton and Kenny G’s collaboration goes up eleven places.
27. Flowered Up – “Weekender”
Last week’s highest new entry has gone down and so does last week’s highest climber from Flowered up, who leave the upper half of the chart down seven places.
26. Texas – “Tired Of Being Alone”
And after one week, so do Texas with their highest charting single since “I Don’t Wanna Lover” in early 1989, which also falls seven places
25. Thomas Dolby – “Close But No Cigar”
Composer and songwriter Thomas Dolby has been absent from the top 40 since his single “Hyperactive” in 1984 and after a number of albums since, he returns this week with a new entry from his latest, which is due out in two months time.
24. Don-E – “Love Makes The World Go Round”
Don-E made his debut this time last week with this, his very first single, and he can give himself a pat on the back as it climbs eight places a week on.
23. Allison Jordan – “The Boy From New York City”
Also going up is TV pop star hopeful Allison Jordan with the song that she featured on the That’s Life programme. She goes up five places in her second week.
22. Richard Marx – “Hazard”
Taking a much bigger leap is Richard Marx with his first UK chart hit for over two years. He’s up fourteen places with a song that’s already gone top ten in America.
21. Saint Etienne – “Join Our Club”
British band Saint Etienne have attempted hits under a number of guises in the past two years. First as themselves with “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and then as ‘Cola Boy’ last year with “7 Ways To Love”. They are back to their old selves again and gain their highest new entry yet under the Saint Etienne name.
20. Vanessa Williams – “Save The Best For Last”
Vanessa Williams makes it two months in the UK top twenty with her first hit single here as the song falls nine places.
19. Sisters Of Mercy and Ofra Haza – “Temple Of Love”
The Sisters Of Mercy and Ofra Haza go down fourteen places this week as they leave the confines of the top five in their third week together.
18. Michael Jackson – “In The Closet”
And also out of the top ten is Michael Jackson, down nine places, with his latest cut from the “Dangerous” album, also in its third week.
17. Kim Wilde – “Love Is Holy”
Kim Wilde has a new album out next week called “Love Is…”. One thing love is not is ever climbing higher as the lead single slips back one place this week.
16. Shakespear’s Sister – “I Don’t Care”
You may have noticed that Shakespear’s Sister‘s number one suddenly disappeared two weeks ago. “Stay” makes way for the next installment from the ‘hormonal’ duo as they bounce back with this new entry.
15. Ugly Kid Joe – “Everything About You”
American rock group Ugly Kid Joe have been together since 1989 but have just finished recording their very first album together. This is their very first single and it’s already been top ten back home. With a powerful debut here, can they do the same…?
14. Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson – “Beauty And The Beast”
There is a new animated film version of Beauty and The Beast coming out at the cinema and this is the title song from the soundtrack. It comes from American singer Peabo Bryson, who we last saw with Roberta Flack back in 1983 and a Canadian singer called Celine Dion, who scores her very first UK top 40 appearance.
13. Del Amitri – “Always The Last To Know”
Del Amitri returned with new music last week and they power back into the top twenty for the first time in over two years with a climb of eleven places.
12. Extreme – “Song For Love”
Extreme edge just a little bit closer to the top ten this week with their latest, which moves up one spot higher than last week.
11. Ten Sharp – “You”
Ten Sharp have been installed at number ten for the past three weeks, but just drop out as they make a move in the other direction, down one place.
10. The Wedding Present – “Come Play With Me”
The Wedding Present return with single number five this year and not only that, it’s the highest of the lot so far, their first top ten hit ever and this week’s highest new entry!!!
9. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me”
Curtis Stigers latest single is still selling well even if he drops just one place this week, his sixth in the top ten and his eighth on the UK top 40.
8. En Vogue – “My Lovin'”
En Vogue’s debut single, “Hold On”, reached No.6 in the Summer of 1990 and they haven’t been back…until now that is with a massive climb of twenty one places, which makes them this week’s highest!
7. Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters”
Metallica miss out on a top five placement this week as their latest drops back one place having made all the right moves seven days ago.
6. Marc Almond – “The Days Of Pearly Spencer”
Meanwhile, leaving the top five where he has been a non-mover for the past two weeks, is Marc Almond, falling two places.
5. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy”
Behind him is the former number one from Right Said Fred, which is also down two places, now with seven weeks inside the top five!
4. 2 Unlimited – “Workaholic”
It’s been another great week for Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited as they climb eight places and into the top ten to follow their two previous releases.
3. Curiosity – “Hang On In There Baby”
The newly ‘castrated’ Curiosity go up four places this week, back into the top three where they haven’t been since “Down To Earth” in the early months of 1987!
2. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip”
There is no change for a third week in the number two spot as SL2 are unable to go any higher but also continue to outsell all those beneath them.
1. KWS – “Please Don’t Go”
Which means for a second week, KWS stay on top with their cover of KC and The Sunshine Band‘s late 70’s hit. Can they make it three in a row, or will Curiosity, 2 Unlimited or someone else move in? There’s only one way to find out…