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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 17th May 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 17th May 1992

So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes broadcast from 4pm-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 11th to Saturday 16th 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 eleven new entrys, ten climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Sisters Of Mercy and Ofra Haza – “Temple Of Love”
Four weeks after they arrived and The Sisters Of Mercy and Ofra Haza are at the very bottom of the top 40 with the reboot of The Sisters earlier song, which slides twenty one places.

39. Capercaillie – “A Prince Among Islands” EP
Our first new entry is a top 40 debut from Scottish folk band Capercaillie who have been recording since 1984 but finally get a commercial success with this four track EP.

38. The Real People – “Believer”
There’s another top 40 debut next for Liverpool band The Real People who finally make it with their fourth single, which features on their debut album, “What’s On The Outside?”, which came out last year.

37. Vanessa Williams – “Save The Best For Last”
Vanessa Williams has been around for ten weeks now with this former US number one and it looks like we are saying goodbye for now as the song falls seventeen places.

36. Allison Jordan – “The Boy From New York City”
Also dropping down is That’s Life pop star wannabe Allison Jordan with her debut single that sadly goes down thirteen places after three weeks on the chart.

35. Lionel Richie – “Do It To Me”
The first of a couple of new songs from Lionel Richie is also going down, two places for him as he prepares to release his first greatest hits album.

34. Michael Jackson – “In The Closet”
Some big movers and also some big droppers on this weeks chart and Michael Jackson is one of the latter as his latest falls sixteen places.

33. Texas – “Tired Of Being Alone”
Texas made a welcome return to the top twenty a few weeks ago after a three year absence with this cover of an Al Green number. The song falls seven places this week.

32. Mr. Big – “Just Take My Heart”
Coming back much sooner are Mr. Big with this new entry and the follow up to their huge hit “To Be With You” from a few months ago.

31. The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love”
Also back with a new entry are The Cure. The first single from their brand new album, “Wish”, dropped out a couple of weeks ago but they return with a second almost immediately.

30. Kim Wilde – “Love Is Holy”
Kim Wilde‘s first top twenty hit for nearly four years departs this week as it goes down thirteen places. Kim’s new album, “Love Is…”, is out tomorrow!

29. Gat Decor – “Passion”
We have lost Degrees Of Motion’s version of “Do You Want It Right Now?” from the top 40 this week but the other version from Gat Decor called “Passion” moves up five places.

28. Joe Cocker – “Now That The Magic Has Gone”
Also going up is Joe Cocker with his second new song this year and now his second top thirty hit, moving up three places.

27. The Future Sound Of London – “Papua New Guinea”
The Future Sound Of London are a production duo of Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans who have been together since 1988 and already have one top 40 single under their belt with “Stakker Humanoid” back in late 1988. This time they achieve chart success under their own name with this new entry.

26. Saint Etienne – “Join Our Club”
Saint Etienne achieved their highest placing last week under their own name with this song, but seven days later, the song falls five places.

25. Michael Ball – “One Step Out Of Time”
Good news for Michael Ball this week. Having come second at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, his entry goes back up the chart, seven places!

24. Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters”
There are some sharp exits from the top ten this week and Metallica are the first of them as they leave and drop seventeen places!

23. Extreme – “Song For Love”
Extreme don’t have that far to travel but their latest and most recent cut from the “Pornograffiti” album dives eleven places.

22. Thomas Dolby – “Close But No Cigar”
Going the other way is composer Thomas Dolby with his first chart hit for nearly a decade as he move sup three places with the first taste of a new album he is currently recording.

21. Marc Almond – “The Days Of Pearly Spencer”
Marc Almond’s cover of David McWilliams’ 1967 recording follows Metallica in leaving both the top ten and the top twenty this week as it drops fifteen places.

20. Ten Sharp – “You”
Ten Sharp make it two whole months on the UK top 40 with this song that’s been top ten all over Europe. This week they fall nine places with it.

19. Don-E – “Love Makes The World Go Round”
It’s Don-E’s first time on the chart and with his first single as well, which breaks the upper half of the top 40 with a climb of five places.

18. Wilson Phillips – “You Won’t See My Cry”
The Wilson Phillips sisters are back and with a big new entry this week and they also have a new album on the way too. This is their first UK top 40 appearance since “Release Me” in the Summer of 1990.

17. Marillion – “Sympathy”
Also back with a new entry are Marillion and they too have a new album on the way, a greatest hits in fact. This is the lead single and it gives them their first top 40 showing this year.

16. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me”
While many of those above him have fallen dramatically this week, Curtis Stigers still matters to many as his second hit single leaves the top ten but with a smaller drop of seven places.

15. Kingmaker – “Eat Yourself Whole”
British band Kingmaker snatch a big new entry this week, their first to make the top twenty and the follow up to “Idiot At The Wheel” earlier this year.

14. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy”
The former number one from Right Said Fred departs the top ten this week, down nine places and in its tenth week on the chart.

13. Del Amitri – “Always The Last To Know”
There’s no movement this week for Del Amitri’s new track, which holds on the the same position it reached seven days ago.

12. Richard Marx – “Hazard”
There are two joint highest climbers of ten places on the chart this week and the first comes from Richard Marx, who returns to the UK top twenty for the first time in two and a half years.

11. The Levellers – “15 Years” EP
British band The Levellers formed in 1988 and have been pumping out singles and albums ever since, but without any real commercial success to their name. That all changes this week with this new entry that comes straight in just outside the top ten!

10. Ce Ce Peniston – “Keep On Walkin'”
Just inside the top ten there is a big new entry for Ce Ce Peniston who returns where she last was two months ago with the second release of her debut single, “Finally”.

9. Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson – “Beauty And The Beast”
Going up five places and into the top ten are Peabo Bryson and UK chart newcomer, Celine Dion, with the title track of the new animated Disney film of the same name.

8. 2 Unlimited – “Workaholic”
No number two hit this time for Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited as their third single goes down four places and out of the top five.

7. Shakespear’s Sister – “I Don’t Care”
Coming back to the top ten for a third time are Shakespear’s Sister with the follow up to “Stay”, which climbs nine places. Will they take this one all the way next week…?

6. Curiosity – “Hang On In There Baby”
One group who won’t be number one this week are Curiosity who drop back three places with their cover of Johnny Bristol’s 1974 hit, which also peaked at No.3 here in the UK back then!

5. Ugly Kid Joe – “Everything About You”
US band Ugly Kid Joe made their debut on the UK chart last week and storm into the top five in their second week with a climb of ten places, which also makes them the other joint highest of the week.

4. En Vogue – “My Lovin'”
From this week’s to last week’s highest, as En Vogue go up four more places and into the UK top five, now their highest ever, “Hold On” reached No.5 two years ago.

3. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip”
Having spent three weeks steadfast in the number two spot, SL2 are finally released as their runner up hit drops back one place.

2. Guns’N’Roses – “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
This week’s highest new entry comes from Guns’N’Roses and it’s with a cover of a Bob Dylan song from 1973 that the band have made a staple of their lives shows over the past five years. It’s also their highest UK chart position coming in one place above “You Could Be Mine” last year.

1. KWS – “Please Don’t Go”
For a third week, however, KWS stay on top with another cover version, this time a KC and The Sunshine Band hit from 1979 and the most successful version of the song to date. Can they make it a fourth though, or will Guns’N’Roses, En Vogue or Ugly Kid Joe move in? 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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