kws 1992

CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 24th May 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 24th 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 18th to Saturday 23rd 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 nine new entrys, five climbers and two non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Gat Decor – “Passion”
Well, they made it higher than Degrees Of Motion did with this song, but this week Gat Decor go down, eleven places with their version.

39. Thomas Dolby – “Close But No Cigar”
Thomas Dolby was close to the UK top twenty with this tune, but there is no cigar for him as it drops seventeen places.

38. Marc Almond – “The Days Of Pearly Spencer”
Six weeks for Marc Almond with his first top ten hit for some years and he too falls seventeen with this version of a David McWilliams original.

37. Kim Wilde – “Love Is Holy”
“Love Is…”, Kim Wilde‘s new album hits the chart at No.21 while the title track “…Holy” survives a fifth week on the singles chart, down seven places.

36. Craig McLachlan – “One Reason Why”
Neighbours star Craig McLachlan comes back to the UK top 40 for the first time in nearly two years with this weeks first new entry. We last saw him singing about “Amanda” and “Mona“!


35. Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters”
Rock band Metallica are down eleven places in their fifth week on the UK top 40 with thei firs top ten hit of 1992.

34. Bruce Springsteen – “Better Days”
Fellow American rocker Bruce Springsteen gets a new entry this week with the follow up to “Human Touch”. This is a track from one of two albums released simultaneously, this one is titled “Lucky Town”.

33. Extreme – “Song For Love”
Keeping Stateside, Extreme are down ten places this week, another act registering five weeks on the UK top 40 and on the way down.

32. Inspiral Carpets – “Two Worlds Collide”
Coming back home for our second new entry and it’s from the Inspiral Carpets, who are finishing recording their new album. This is the second new song from them following “Dragging Me Down” earlier this year.


31. Joe Cocker – “Now That The Magic Has Gone”
The last time Joe Cocker was on the chart, his song went up and down a few times. I wonder if this one will down the same? For this week, he’s down three places.

30. Michael Ball – “One Step Out Of Time”
Michael Ball has been around for six weeks now with this year’s Eurovision Song Contest entry, which came second. He went back up last week but comes back down this week, five places.

29. Benny Hill – “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)”
We lost one of our best loved comedians a few weeks ago with the death of Benny Hill and by popular demand, his Christmas number one from 1971 has been re-released and comes back to the UK top 40 21 years later.

28. Kingmaker – “Eat Yourself Whole”
Kingmaker bagged their first top twenty hit last week but seem to have eaten themselves whole as they plummet thirteen places in week two.

27. L7 – “Everglade”
Back with a new entry are L7, the follow up to their first UK chart hit, “Pretend We’re Dead”, which only left us three weeks ago.

26. Mr. Big – “Just Take My Heart”
Our first song to go up this week is from Mr. Big with the follow up to their huge top three hit from a couple of months ago which is up six places.

25. Ten Sharp – “You”
Ten Sharp have been resident in the upper half of the chart for two months now with this Euro hit, but exit in their tenth week on the top 40 as it goes down five places.

24. Cud – “Rich And Strange”
British band Cud make their top 40 debut this week a new entry. Their new album, “Asquarius”, is out next month and this is the first single to get this far, the band have been together since 1987.


23. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me”
Curtis Stigers continues his slow decent of the UK singles chart with the follow up to “I Wonder Why”. This week he goes down seven places.

22. The Future Sound Of London – “Papua New Guinea”
Those behind The Future Sound Of London were last on the UK top 40 in December 1988 known as Stakker Humanoid. This time they make it in their usual guise and the song moves up five places.

21. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy”
Former chart toppers, Right Said Fred, leave the top twenty having been there for nine weeks with their third and most successful single so far, which is down seven places.

20. Marillion – “Sympathy”
One of last week’s high new entries came from Marillion with this new tune, but seven days on and it’s going down three places.

19. Wilson Phillips – “You Won’t See Me Cry”
Following them are Wilson Phillips who were also a new entry last week with their first UK top twenty hit for two years, but slips back one place in week two.

18. Don-E – “Love Makes The World Go Round”
Still climbing is Don-E with his debut single. He moved into the top twenty last week and goes up one in his fourth week on the chart.

17. Del Amitri – “Always The Last To Know”
Del Amitri have been non-movers with their brand new single for the last two weeks but do get to this week as the song is down four places.

16. Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson – “Beauty And The Beast”
Down and out after just one week in the top ten are duetters Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson with the title of the new Disney film, which slides seven places.

15. Bassheads – “Back To The Old School”
The Bassheads are back with a new entry. Last time they asked if there was anybody out there and now they go back to the old school and back to the top twenty!

14. The Levellers – “15 Years” EP
UK band The Levellers finally made their top 40 debut last week with this collection of songs that crashed just under the top ten but makes no move into it but does go back three places.

13. 2 Unlimited – “Workaholic”
We have a refreshed top ten this week as there are a brace of leavers from last week and we start with 2 Unlimited who are down five places.

12. Curiosity – “Hang On In There Baby”
With their cat killed, Curiosity also make an exit, down six places with their biggest chart hit for five years, even if it’s with a cover version!

11. Ce Ce Peniston – “Keep On Walkin'”
And there’s a drop out for Ce Ce Peniston, who was a big new entry last week with her second UK top ten hit in a row but it fails to stay there for a second.

10. Richard Marx – “Hazard”
The first of this week’s new intake in the top ten was one of last week’s joint highest climbers from Richard Marx who goes up two more and back into the UK top ten for only the second time.

9. Shakespear’s Sister – “I Don’t Care”
Do Shakespear’s Sister care if they don’t get a second number one with this song? It won’t be this week as it goes down two places.

8. The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love”
The lead single from The Cure’s new album debuted in the top ten only two months ago and they follow that with a second one which is this week’s highest climber, up a massive twenty three places!


7. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip”
The three week stay at number two of SL2’s biggest hit so far came to an end last week and the song falls four places seven days later.

6. En Vogue – “My Lovin'”
En Vogue scored their highest UK chart hit last week with this new track from their forthcoming second album but one week was all they could manage as the song drops back two places.

5. Ugly Kid Joe – “Everything About You”
Along with Richard Marx, Ugly Kid Joe were last week’s other join highest climbers shooting into the five, but that’s where they stay as a non-mover.

4. Kris Kross – “Jump”
Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly (12) and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith (13) have topped the US chart with this, their debut single recently and now they aim to do the same here as the boys land a huge new entry on the UK chart this week.

3. Guns’N’Roses – “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
Guns’N’Roses were last week’s highest new entry and also scored their highest charting UK single so far. They were hoping to be number one this week with this cover of a Bob Dylan song, but after just one week, they drop back one place.

2. Shut Up And Dance – “Raving I’m Raving”
Shut Up And Dance are UK producers Carlton Hyman and Philip Johnson. They’ve been together since 1986 but have never had a top 40 commercial chart hit so far. Six years on and they do so today and not only that, but the highest of this week’s new entries!

1. KWS – “Please Don’t Go”
KWS hold the top spot for a whole month with their cover of KC and The Sunshine Band‘s 1979 top three hit. Can they make it to five or will Shut Up And Dance, Kris Kross or someone else stop them? There’s only one way to find out…

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