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CHARTS: UK Top 40 Singles Chart 31st May 1992

UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 31st 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 25th to Saturday 30th 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 fourteen new entrys, six climbers and four non-movers! And it was announced like this…

40. Curtis Stigers – “You’re All That Matters To Me”
Time is up for Curtis Stigers‘ latest UK chart hit as he prepares to bow out having spent ten weeks this time on the top 40, the song goes down seventeen places.

39. Tina Turner – “I Want You Near Me”
Tina Turner is this week’s first new entry and it’s another song from her multi-Platinum best of album, “Simple The Best” that does it.

38. The Lightning Seeds – “Sense”
Also back with a new entry are The Lightning Seeds with the follow up to “The Life Of Riley” earlier this year. This gives the band two top 40 entries back to back for the very first time.

37. Cyndi Lauper – “The World Is Stone”
And we welcome back to the UK top 40 for the first time in three years to Cyndi Lauper! She has a new album coming out and this is the lead single, which is her first to make it this far since “I Drove All Night” back in 1989.

36. Mr. Big – “Just Take My Heart”
There’ll be no ‘big’ chart hit this time round for Mr. Big as the follow up to “To Be With You” falls back ten places after just three weeks in.

35. Tia Carrere – “Ballroom Blitz”
American actress Tia Carrere was one of the stars of the recent film ‘Wayne’s World’ and she’s also been in TV series that include The A Team. She now crosses to the music scene and this is her debut single which lands her a new entry this week.

34. The Pasadenas – “I Believe In Miracles”
The Pasadenas come straight back with a third new entry this year and it’s with another cover version from their latest album, “Yours Sincerely”. This time it’s a Jackson Sisters song from 1973 which made it to No.72 so they’ve already bettered the original with this debut.

33. Annie Lennox – “Precious”
One new entry this is something original comes from Annie Lennox this week with the second single to come from her number one album, “Diva”, and the follow up to “Why?”.

32. L7 – “Everglade”
US band L7 have achieved two top thirty hits here in the UK so far, this is the second and it was a new entry last week, but sadly drops five places in week two.

31. Craig McLachlan – “One Reason Why”
There are no really big movers on this week’s top 40 so it falls to Henry from Neighbours aka Craig McLachlan who bags one of the two joint highest of just five places with his new song.

30. Del Amitri – “Always The Last To Know”
Del Amitri’s new album is out next week and it’s called “Change Everything”. This is the lead single and it’s spend five weeks in the top 40 now and falls thirteen on this week’s chart.

29. Benny Hill – “Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)”
The late Benny Hill came back to the top 40 last week with this former Christmas number one but Ernie doesn’t go too fast in his second week as the song is a non-mover.

28. Lisa Stansfield – “Set Your Loving Free”
Lisa Stansfield hasn’t done too badly with her second album, “Real Love”. She’s had three singles in the upper half of the chart and she could add a fourth with this new entry…

27. Alice Cooper – “Feed My Frankenstein”
Veteran Rocker Alice Cooper has so far had two top 40 hits from his most recent album, “Hey Stoopid”. He’s back with a third that enters much higher than “Love’s A Loaded Gun” at the end of last year.

26. Don-E – “Love Makes The World Go Round”
Love was a loaded gun for Alice Cooper but for Don-E is makes the world go round. His has been for three weeks but no more as his debut single leaves the top twenty and goes down eight places.

25. Right Said Fred – “Deeply Dippy”
Still remaining deeply dippy are Right Said Fred with their former number one which takes a leisurely paced drop of just four places on this week’s chart.

24. Incognito – “Don’t You Worry About A Thing”
Incognito are back with a new entry this week. The group made their top 40 debut last year with Jocelyn Brown on their top ten hit “Always There”.

23. Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson – “Beauty And The Beast”
The new theme from Disney’s version of ‘Beauty And The Beast’ is sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson and they have been in the UK top 40 for a month now but descend seven places and out of the upper half of the chart this week.

22. The Future Sound Of London – “Papua New Guinea”
The Future Sound Of London climbed to this spot seven days ago but fail to improve upon it as they are non-movers in their third week on the chart.

21. 2 Unlimited – “Workaholic”
Leaving the upper half of the chart are Ray and Anita of 2 Unlimited as their third single falls eight places having been top twenty for a whole month.

20. Wilson Phillips – “You Won’t See Me Cry”
Wilson Phillips returned to the UK chart three weeks ago, last week they dropped one place and they do exactly the same seven days later! Will we see them cry?

19. Curiosity – “Hang On In There Baby”
Curiosity (formerly known as Curiosity Killed The Cat) go down seven places with their version of Johnny Bristol’s 1974 debut single.

18. The Levellers – “15 Years” EP
It hasn’t taken The Levellers fifteen years to get a top 40 chart position but this is their first and, to date, their only one to come this far. The EP is down four places this week.

17. Pop Will Eat Itself – “Karmadrome”
Pop Will Eat Itself make a return to the top twenty this week with a new entry, their second to do so, it was twelve months ago that “X Y and Zee” became their first.

16. Take That – “It Only Takes A Minute”
British boy band Take That got their first top 40 entry last year with their second single. This is their fourth and their highest yet but they’ve had to cover an old Tavares 1975 US top ten hit to do so.

15. Shut Up And Dance – “Raving I’m Raving”
Shut Up And Dance finally got their first top 40 hit last week when they also became the highest new entry in at number two! Seven days on, the song slides thirteen places.

14. Ce Ce Peniston – “Keep On Walkin'”
Ce Ce Peniston left the top ten last week after her new entry but her drop was only by one chart place. This week her follow up to “Finally” is down three more.

13. Elton John – “The One”
Elton John is about to release a brand new album of material, his first for three years and this is the lead single from it. The former five week chart topper from the Summer of 1990 comes back with a big new entry this week.

12. Bassheads – “Back To The Old School”
The Bassheads were a top twenty new entry last week with the follow up to “Is There Anybody Out There?”. The deConstruction Records’ act climb three places in their second week.

11. Shakespear’s Sister – “I Don’t Care”
Shakespear’s Sister just slip out of the top ten this week with the third single to come from their latest album, “Hormonally Yours”, which is down another two places.

10. Faith No More – “Midlife Crisis”
US rock band Faith No More have been tapping away at the UK singles chart since 1990 but have only scored two top thirty hits so far. That all changes with this huge new entry for them straight into the top ten!

9. Utah Saints – “Something Good”
One above them is this week’s highest new entry that comes from the Utah Saints…from Yorkshire! And in doing so they go one better than their debut single, “What Can You Do For Me?”, did at the end of last year!

8. En Vogue – “My Lovin'”
American female band En Vogue have enjoyed a month in the UK top ten this time with their biggest hit here for two years. The song drops just two places this week, however.

7. SL2 – “On A Ragga Tip”
SL2 are not doing too badly with this single, which has been top ten now for two months. It spent three weeks at number two and dropped for the past two weeks but sticks here for a second week.

6. The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love”
Good news for The Cure this week as their highest climber from last week is up a further two places, now their highest charting single since “Lullaby” back in 1989.

5. Richard Marx – “Hazard”
Richard Marx has been a former highest climber two weeks ago and with a burst of five places, he joins Craig McLachlan as this week’s other joint highest!

4. Guns’N’Roses – “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
Guns’N’Roses version of this Bob Dylan original entered the chart two weeks ago and dropped on this time last week. They do the same in their third week on the UK top 40.

3. Ugly Kid Joe – “Everything About You”
Good news though for Ugly Kid Joe. They were a non-mover last week with their very first UK chart hit, but enjoy a healthy week four with a move up two places into the top three.

2. Kris Kross – “Jump”
American teenage duo Kris Kross made a big debut in the top five last week with their very first single and they too go up two places, into the number two spot.

1. KWS – “Please Don’t Go”
There’s no stopping KWS though as they keep their cover of KC and The Sunshine Band‘s 1979 top three hit at the very top for a fifth week! Can they go a sixth, or will Kris Kross, Ugly Kid Joe, Richard Marx or someone else stop them? 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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